Saturday, February 26, 2011

I Should Be Making Easter Cards...

... but I''ve just finished a Christmas card!

This lovely Santa is from DigiStamp Boutique and I've made this card for a challenge of course!
It's almost spring and Easter is not too far so I'd better make Easter cards but I do want to enter these fabulous Christmas challenges I discovered a while ago so I still make Christmas cards!
Another reason is that I don't manage to find the right images for Easter so I keep on postponing the moment I start making them...

The Challenge I'm entering with this card is ABC Christmas Challenge where the theme is: "D for Double Trouble". They would like us to use a digital image, 2 papers and at least 2 embellishments!
The original card for this Challenge was another one but I had an idea in my mind on how to finish it and the two papers did not fit!

But before Easter & Spring cards I have some Custom orders to finish so maybe I won't be able to enter challenges for a while and I'm sorry because I've already listed some I'd like to enter...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I Love Hedgehogs!

I must admit I love hedgehogs!
It started with a couple of stamps I bought to make some charity cards for a girl who asked for some donations for a "Save the Hedgehogs" cause.
A year + later, I must admit I'm addicted to them!

I remember many years ago when I was still living with my parents I met a hedgehog (the only one in my life) and tried to save it from the road: it was difficult to raise it and put it on the grass!
Living in town means these meetings are pretty rare but I still remember that not-so-little hedgehog!

Among my favorites, there are Little Claire's and I'm happy to tell you that they've just started selling digi stamps next to their clear stamp line and so I took the chance to buy a hedgehog digi with which I made this card:
It's a small card I made for Mother's Day: I colored the digi with watercolor pencils and added two light blue rhinestones and a yellow pearl as flower centre. A heart is a must-have in a Mother's Day card!

This card is being entered in Little Claire # 1 Challenge: for their very first monthly challenge the theme is "Anything Goes".

Mother's Day in Italy is mid-May so there's still plenty of time to think about it!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Christmas Card.

Hello!
I've another card ready for a Christmas Challenge!

Birds are singing early in the mornings these days and this means that spring is closer and closer and I wanted to celebrate these cheerful songs using this lovely digi from Doodle Pantry which I colored with Christmas colors and glitters.

Here's the card:
I've used a quite big blue cardstock card which I dotted with white paint, a patterned paper from Bo Bunny, a chipboard decoration from DCWV, a satin ribbon and a couple of rhinestones. Then, I added three punched musical notes.

This card follows this sketch:
It's Jingle Belles Challenge which this week have teamed up with Sketchy Thursdays: two challenges with the same card! Fabulous!

Well, I'm happy because a second Christmas card is ready and another one is on its way!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I can't help smiling...

Look at these LOVELY crocodiles:
I can't help smiling when I look at them!

I found them weeks ago from The Paper Shelter shop and immediately colored them without finding the right moment turn them into a card.

A few days ago I read that The Paper Shelter was starting challenges and I absolutely wanted to enter their first challenge with this digi. I thought I could never manage to make a card in so short a time but this morning I magically made it!
The challenge asks for Buttons and Bows so I added buttons and bows! It's not difficult for me to add them... it's more difficult to part with my precious buttons and I had to part with four of them today!!!

Luckily enough, there is another challenge I can enter with this card: Paper Sundaes. They want a card with masculine colors and I think these dark and light greens are something masculine.

Well, better go, lots of things to do!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Spring flowers...

It started as a very dark and rainy day and I was even more depressed because I had to clean the house.
Then, it turned out to be a sunny day and this made me happy and gave me the input to make a spring card.

I wanted to enter my beloved Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge: after I won the Grand Prize last week I wanted to enter a card this week too, even if I have lots of things to do which do not include cards...

But I've managed to make this and, once back from school, my daughter wanted to play by herself and I managed to color another couple of digis and hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to finish some more cards. There were so many interesting challenges this week and I'm so sad I cannot enter them and enjoy the fun!

Anyway, this was the sketch this week:

The sponsor is DigiStamp Boutique and I've used one of their digis to make this card:


I've used a white card, then I added a DCWV pastel green paper, a digi paper with small flowers which I found years and years ago somewhere I don't remember and another digi paper with white dots from Pink Petticoat. The digi is colored with watercolor pencils, I added some yellow glitter to it and some pearls here and there on the card.
The ribbon with flowers is another buy I made many years ago and I don't remember the brand.

I'm entering this card in the DigStamp Boutique monthly competition, too.

Fresh spring colors and a flower: spring come quickly!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another Hambo Challenge

It's a dark rainy Sunday and I've just finished a card with a summer feel.
This week Challenge at Hambo Hoedown says "Let's Take a Trip to the Beach" and they gave us a fabulous digi with a pelican eating fish.
We had to use shades of blue, brown and tan and make a beach themed card.
It's funny how things work when you make cards or handcrafted items: you start thinking about Halloween and Fall in June, about Christmas in July and August when the sun shines, it's hot and winter colors and weather are really out of one's mind.
I love Christmas but I never dream about dark cold winter days while I always dream about summer, so it's been a pleasure to think something beachy today..

Here's my card:
This pelican is so cute with its fish in the mouth!

I thought about adding some little shells I collected on the beach last week but I'm not ready to see them on a card!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pretty in Pink.

I'm definitely a Pretty in Pink girl.
Nor that I wear constantly pink or girly things, but I do love them! I like pretty girly things, pink is probably my favorite color and I adore making girly cards.

My pink nature is more visible in summer, when I can use floral blouses and bags, candy colored shirts and dresses. I love floral curtains, bedlinen and tablecloth.

I have pretty pink and girly accessories around me in my studio especially boxes: boxes covered with pretty pink papers, glass jars full of pretty buttons, old glasses full of ribbons, pictures. And what is not yet pink and girly is there waiting to be turned pink and girly... or maybe shabby. I'm also a pretty shabby chic nature but I think that the two can get along quite well.

Anyway, when I read the theme in this week's PennyBlack Challenge I was delighted: it says "Pretty in Pink"!! Luckily enough, I had a lovely hedgehog dancing already colored from several projects I made last year and so I only needed to add some details, some glitter and make a totally new - and pink - card.
Here's my card:

My daughter is a little dancer and everytime I see a stamp or digi with ballet as theme I can't help thinking about her!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I'm a Lucky Winner!

This morning I had to go out quite early but I had a look at my shop, mail and blog before leaving and I had a GREAT surprise: I was among the Sweet Five at ByLori Design Challenge # 3. I was so excited! I love Lollipops and Puddle Jumpers and every kid in their gang of digis and I'm so happy they like the way I use them!

A part from this very good start, the morning was not very exciting and I was a bit nervous and angry. After waiting for one month, I had received a purchase I made on Esty but... they sent me something wrong! A part that I needed it before Valentine Day, it wasn't waht I ordered!
After lunch, I sat down at the computer to relax a bit and found out that I had won the Grand Prize at Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge # 88! This is my very first prize and I started to scream: my daughter looked at me in astonishment and I immediately showed her my name there on the screen and the digis I'm going to win!! This challenge is very sweet, they leave sweet comments and I try my best to be there every week! I just enjoy their messages!

When I discovered my card was chosen among the Sweet Five I was even happier because today post had to be to show you something I did for ByLori Designs Challenge # 4.
This week colors are:
and, instead of creating a card, I decided to do this:

It is a tiny notebook: I covered it with glittered paper, added a ribbon and a button on the top, colored Kaylee digi with watercolor pencils and added glitter to her dress. It's really a tiny notebook, but I love how it turned out! (My daughter loves it too...).

This creation is perfect for another Challenge: A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge # 139 where they ask for "Anything but a Card" and this is definitely not a card!

Well, now I'm much happier and I managed to cool down and relax a bit.
Thank you for giving me these two great prizes! You made my day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Pretty Handbag.

Those who know me very well know that I have an affair with handbags.
Most women buy shoes I buy bags and totes.
I love shoes but I prefer to walk comfortably and safe and without pain in my feet so I buy them of course but not so many.
But I buy bags. Especially in summer, I have lots of them with stripes, flowers, spots...
In winter I prefer to wear an old messenger bag because it's more practical and with those heavy jackets and scarves and hats at least the bag is not in my hands but in summer it's another story...
I even bought a couple of bags (one made to order) in a lovely Esty shop in Australia!

For this reason, when last June I saw a set of cards made like a pretty feminine handbag I had to buy it. I actually didn't know how to decorate them until a couple of days ago.
This week Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge asked for a different kind of fold and I started thinking about my handbag card and yesterday I made it:
I even managed to add a paper doily, which seems to be the latest trend, and a lovely red flower. And of course I used a lot of glitter, rhinestones for the earrings and pearls for the bracelet.
Such a trendy girl!

I could never wear those shoes the heel being too high for me but I COULD wear all those shopping bags...!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Back from the Seaside

At the beginning of last week, my husband suggested to go to the seaside and have lunch there to celebrate our anniversary and Valentine's Day.

So this morning, we picked up my mom and headed East to the seaside.
We are lucky enough to live not too far from the sea. It's not a beautiful sea but our Coast on the North Adriatic Sea is quite famous as one of the most amusing sea locations in Italy. Discos, pubs, hotels, amusement parks etc. are all at their best next to perfectly equipped beaches.
This in summer. In winter - and especially in a foggy day as today - it's not so amusing but we had a great time. No traffic to arrive there, lots of people walking around, open shops, fully booked restaurants and THE PERFECT BEACH.

We had lunch early then we headed to the beach: it is a quite small beach and in summer it's full of umbrellas placed in perfect rows, full of people trying to have the best suntan, kids playing in the sand and teenagers answering phones and playing soccer.
Today, we were just a few. The sea was far away with an incredible low tide, seagulls were making noise while fishing on the beach just a few steps away from us. Bunches of shells (not beautiful shells but my daughter loved them!) to look at hoping to find hidden treasures. The sand was accumulated in dunes, no umbrellas, no one shouting. It was not sunny but it was not too cold so we had an hour of complete relax, wandering around.

Then it was time to drive back home and here we are, an hour later.

And to celebrate this winter day at the beach, I have a card to show you:

This lovely digi is from Whimsie Doodles and I used a Bo Bunny flower paper from the Alyssa Collection and a dooted cardstock from DCWV.
I made it using a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday:
The sponsor this week is Whimsie Doodles so it's a perfect match.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
and
 Cute Cards Thursday Challenge # 151 where they ask for hearts and flowers.

Well, time to go and do something more useful for the home...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Is It Christmas Yet?

Last week I finally discovered that was I hoped for really existed...

I was wondering why there were no Christmas-themed Challenges all year around, so that I had an excuse to  make Christmas cards (I love Christmas, you know it) even in February, March, April...
And last week I finally discovered there was one: a two-weeks challenge! Perfect! I could make a card every two weeks and I'll end up to have a good stash for the shop and - hopefully - for friends and family too!

So I made this card:
I painted this lovely Pennyblack stamp with my watercolor pencils and kept the design simple because the theme of the ABC Christmas Challenge was "C is for Clean and Simple". The light greens and creams give me an idea of fresh and clean, but also a bit of snow and winter.
They also gave a sketch to follow:

With my surprise, I discovered some more Christmas-themed challenges but I added just one to my list: it's Jingle Belles. A part from the lovely name, they state the following:
OUR MISSION: to make a new christmas card each & every week of 2011, thus avoiding holiday mayhem. won't you JOIN US?!
Couldn't I say no???
This Challenge runs weekly so hopefully I should be able to make at least 6 Christmas card/month and this isn't too bad...
This week they ask for "No Red" and luckily enough I have an absolutely no-red card ready to enter it!

I'm also planning to have a secret drawer somewhere in my studio were I'll hide the cards until the next Holiday Season, so that I don't see them everyday and I'll still be surprised when I see them!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Little Monsters...

* * 2nd Post today! * *

So here I am again...
I should be sitting next to the computer and not in front of it.. there's a card waiting for me on the table but I still need time to think about it before gluing the pieces together so here I am.

As I already told you, I'm quite tired of making Valentine cards but I made another one and I have to show it to you:
I was given this adorable little monster by Hambo Stamps as I entered last week challenge and I couldn't help myself from entering this week's challenge too!

Thus, I will enter some more Valentine themed challenges today, here's my list:
Hambo Hoedown Challenge # 2 where we had to use this free digi + 1 sentiment (also free) + at least 1 heart.

Cupcake Craft Challenge # 128 where the theme is "Seeing Red" (and this card is definitely RED!).

Papertake Weekly Challenge where they asked for "Hearts" (are there enough?).

Digital Tuesday Challenge #97 where the theme was "Valentine".

and, last but not least,

Incy Wincy Challenge # 80 where the theme is "LOVE".

It's funny how a monster can fit so many challenges!!!

And speaking of little monsters... my daughter has been invited at a friend's house next week... without me... she'll go with her friend and her mom once they get out of school and I'll see her only in the evening... She's growing fast...

Something Different for Something New!

Today I've something different to show you and I'm very excited because I managed to create something different, experimenting something new and I was a bit afraid but I did it!

The reason for this change is that I've discovered a new challenge, an Italian challenge, and the request was to create something stamped but not a card.
And I have a set of fabulous stamps I bought last year which I love but which were still in my stash unused.

Here's what I created:
A small little manilla notebook!
I stamped this adorable typewriter from Lawn Fawn directly on the cover and I was so worried I could stamp it wrongly! Then I added some black and silver paints here and there, glued the letters and the rhinestone heart. I embellished it with a lovely ribbon and a button. I also tried to add some shadow around the right side of the typewriter by scrubbing some distress ink: I kept my brush light, I was too afraid to ruin everything!

Being not a card, this project will be entered in Timbroscrapmania Challenge # 19 which says "No Cards".

Having used a Lawn Fawn Stamp, I'm also entering it in the Lawnscaping Challenge # 3 which says "All About Love".

They are both new Challenges for me and I'm thrilled to add them to my list!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Let's Go Yellow!

As I anticipated yesterday, I have a new card to show you today: it's a Valentine card again but I decided to make it yellow!
The theme at the Pennyblack Saturday Challenge this week is: "Love is..." and finish the phrase. I wanted to make a card for my husband for our anniversary and I loved this stamp from Pennyblack so I stamped two, with the idea to make two identical cards, one for him and one for the Challenge and the shop. The only difference is in the sentiment, for I wrote Happy Anniversary (in Italian of course) in my husband's.

So, here's the card:
This time I started by painting the stamp and I wanted a bright color for the umbrella, so I chose yellow and from this starting point the card took its shape.
I used glitter for the snow and for the ribbons and dots in the gifts.
With my husband in mind I finished the phrase with "YOU"...

This card is perfect for a couple of other lovely Challenges:
The first is Sir Stampalot Challenge where the theme is "All Creatures Great and Small"

The second is A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge where the theme is "Let's See Some Love"

My daughter approved, what do you think?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Spring Colors

It's time for a new color Challenge at ByLori Designs and today colors are the following ones:
I guess it's pink, dark red, light brown and hot pink. Lovely spring colors or still Valentine colors?
I was looking through some of my favorite Challenges and they all still have Valentine or hearts or love as theme: I think I'll have a break from challenges for a while, I'm getting tired to make love cards! I've another one ready for a Challenge which I'll post tomorrow but it's in completely non-traditional colors...
Even if these may seem Valentine colors, I thought about spring and girls and birthdays... nothing to do with hearts, Valentines, etc...
Here's my card:
This sweet little girl is Puddle Jumper Rylee from ByLori Designs and she ìs lovely in her dotted pants and girly t-shirt. I added a heart baloon and a couple of pearls in her t-shirt and two rhinestones in her ponytails. Really girly girl!

That's all for today... I long for spring, it's so warm here and so sunny...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This Was a Real Challenge...

Last week I discovered that Hambo Hoedown stamps was starting weekly challenges. I like their stamps and they have digis too which are surely the best choice for me living across the ocean and not too willing to pay for shipping and to wait for delivery.

They gave us a theme and a free digi to work with and it was a real challenge for me, the theme being FOOTBALL. Well, I know almost nothing about soccer which is our national sport game but I know absolutely NOTHING about football!
But I like challenges so I made this little card, with a little girl running for her own match in mind.

The paper is from DCWV and as usual the digi is watercolored.

My daughter dances and swims, she could never play football or something so masculine (she would be swept away) but I guess somewhere there are girls playing this kind of sports and, since I think that a girl is always a girl I had to glitter numbers...

Monday, February 7, 2011

I've Been a Busy Bee!

Good morning!
A new week has just started, sun is shining even if it's only 8.20 am and I'm ready for some other Challenge!
I don't like Mondays at all, mainly because it's the day I clean the house but it also means that everything goes back to its place after the weekend and this helps me when I have to start.
My daughter still at home, I let her sleep until late so I have some time to write a post.

Last week, I managed to assemble a card for one of my favorite Challenges: it took me more time to choose the papers and the overall look and assemble it than painting the digi.
I decided to go for a lilac card: I was looking through my stash of papers to find an idea when I came across these lilac papers. I had only little pieces but they were digital papers so... voilà I printed some more!

First of all, here's the card:
The card was bought somewhere I don't remember many years ago while the plain and patterned papers (roses) are from Pink Petticoat. I can't remember where the dotted paper comes from.
I glued some matching paper flowers and embellished them with buttons. The digi is a freebie from Meljen's Designs and I colored it with watercolor pencils.

I'm entering this card in three Challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 87: they gave us the following sketch
And they have Meljen's Design as sponsor!

Then, I'm entering Papertake Weekly Challenge: the theme is "Anything Goes + flowers".

And finally, Daring Cardmakers which says Flowers For February - Violet and Primrose.

That's all for today, a few minutes to browse through my favorite stores and then...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Here I am again!

* * 2nd post today * *

I am too happy to keep the news until tomorrow!
I won the Crafty Hos Challenge!
And I'm proudly displaying the badge on my sidebar!!!
A great Sunday!

Despite the warm sunny weather, we are all at home, our daughter still recovering so I've had plenty of time to color some other digis and stamps.
And to finish a card I want to show you and enter in a couple of Challenges.

The card is dark grey and I played around the shades of grey to color this lovely freebie from Meljen's Designs. I think it's elegant and sweet, perfect not only for Valentine Day but also to send some love to a friend or a mum.

The Challenges I'm planning to enter are the following ones:
Digital Tuesday Challenge # 96: they ask for shades of grey plus one color of your choice and I chose pink.
Crafty Calendar Challenge # 17 where the theme is LOVE.
Crafty Hos Challenge where the theme is again LOVE.

It's 5.30 pm and I think I deserve some TV!

Am I too Late?

It's been tough but my new card is ready!

When I read the theme for the Incy Wincy Challenge this week I decided not to enter for I thought I had no digi with a monkey on it. Then, looking through my files, I found a super-cute monkey and started thinking about entering the challenge.
When I made the Top Three I decided I had to enter and started printing and coloring my monkey.

This morning I woke up late, very late (I never sleep until late in the morning, I love to wake up early when everybody is still sleeping) and after my coffee I switched the computer on and had a look at the various Challenges I had planned to enter this week and... Gosh! I had just 4 hours to make my monkey card. It was colored but I still had no idea of the way I could assemble it.
It's been quite easy, the biggest problem was to find a funny sentiment and - being not English - it's been even more difficult.

But I'm done and here's my card:
This funny monkey was a freebie from Dustin Pike and in the original digi it was collecting leaves but I thought it was perfect to fill the basket with hearts.
I used watercolor pencils as usual and a card and patterned papers from DCWV. I found the brad (Making Memories) while digging in my stash: I bought a set of them years ago: it makes me feel good to be able to use somemthing so old because my temptation is always to save something I like for any future need...

Well, better hurry up and enter the card to the Challenges (yes, I've discovered that the theme can be suitable for some other challenges!).


Fingers crossed that I'm still in time to enter my card!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cows...

A couple of years ago I had a fantastic sweet Customer in my eBay shop who loved cows: she started buying some of my best selling cow plaques and we ended up being friends in some ways. She ordered customised pieces (with cows of course) and she told me something about her life and her love for these funny farm animals.
She was always cheerful, nice and full of enthusiasm, we talked to each other on the phone and we also planned to meet sooner or later.
The last time I heard about her she was recovering from a serious illness then... nothing. I tried to contact her but I never got an answer and I saw from her eBay feedbacks that she stopped buying. I've always been worried that something bad could have happened and everytime I paint a cow I think about her.

A few days ago I discovered a new (for me) Challenge Blog with a lovely theme: "Old Macdonald had a Farm", perfect for my card using Bugaboo cow with sunflower digi:

I wanted colors matching the sunflower, so I chose oranges and yellows both for the card and the papers (all from DCWV) and added matching flowers,a ribbon and a simple sentiment.

I will enter this card in the following Challenges:

and of course I couldn't miss this week's
Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge which says "Anything goes".

And I dedicate this card to my sweet Customer, wherever she might be. It's been a pleasure to meet you and paint for you.

Friday, February 4, 2011

What a Warm Surprise... And a GREAT Surprise!

I've been buried at home since Tuesday when the school called to pick my daughter up because she had headache. These last few days have been so sunny and I really longed to breath some fresh air.
This afternoon I went to the doctor's and... it was WARM! Well, not warm as it's in spring but not so cold as I expected looking from the window with snow still melting along the streets. It was sunny and I didn't shiver!

Before going out, I finished and took the photo this WINTER card: it's been made to enter Pollycraft Challenge where the request was Brrrr... baby it's cold outside. I wanted to stop making either Valentine or Winter cards but this little bear is too lovely to remain in the computer until next year!

The image is from Pollycraft and he is the sweet Cuthbert skiing. I painted it with watercolor pencils and added lots of glitter!
The card is from DCWV and the paper... I'm sorry I don't remember. I bought it from the UK together with other paper scraps and I cannot tell which brand it is.

Although I don't love Winter, winter cards love me, in fact... I've just discovered that my Winter card was chosen as Top Three in last week's Incy Wincy Design Challenge. This is my second winter card chosen as Top Three and I'm so happy!!! As soon as I've finished this post I'll put my new badge on the sidebar!
Thank you for choosing my card!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Very First ATC!

When I read Bugaboo's Challenge requirements for this week, I was pretty sure I wouldn't have entered. They asked for an ATC but what is it?
I read they must have a certain size and had a look around the web. I then decided to try and make one with a Bugaboo digi and some decorations.
I don't know if my ATC can be appealing for those who collect them but I really love it. I made it yesterday, asking advice to my daughter for the ribbon and the button. She asked if I made it for her daddy but no, he's not a golfer so I guess it's not very appropriate.

Well, that's how it turned out:
I used DCWV papers and a Rayher chipboard button which I decorated with a sheer satin ribbon.
I love it but mainly because I love the digi!
And of course I'm proud of myself because I've tried something different from what I'm used at.

Today, my daughter is still at home with fever and this meant we had a very silent morning for she slept for a couple of hours.
Taking advantage of this quiteness, I managed to watercolor several digis I want to enter into some Challenges: my first sport challenge, a monochromatic challenge, a sketch challenge and also a winter and a farm themed challenges. If I manage to assemble them into cards, I guess for a while I'll have a card a day to post on my blog!
I also stamped a couple of old foam stamps I bought maybe last year or even before and never managed to stamp properly, and an image I want to use for an Anniversary card for my husband (this time I stamped two so if I like it very much I have one for him and one to sell!!).

My daughter asks for some cuddles... better go!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hearts...

With my daughter at home with a headache, I had a bit more crafting time. She loves to sit next to me to draw, paint or read and she wants me to sit down and craft!

Thanks to these bonus few hours I've had I managed to finish a card just in time to enter a Challenge which closes tomorrow. I planned to do it a few days ago but I didn't manage to finish it until this morning!

Here's my card:
I've used a lovely freebie from Meljen Designs at Whimsy Stamps and it's perfect for this challenge and for Valentine's Day.
I painted it using watercolors and adding rhinestone hearts and a heart die cut.
I've used a clear stamp from Lawn Fawn for the sentiment and to make the drawing pin, a pearl and a dotted satin ribbon.

I will enter this card to:
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-43-and-new-release.html: they ask to use hearts. I'm really happy I've managed to enter this challenge using a Meljen's digi. She is so nice and sweet, she has freebies every week and of course, she has lovely images!

There is another challenge asking for hearts:
I would have loved to enter this Challenge with one of their digis and I'm working on it so I'll probably enter it twice, later this month.

Ooohhh, I love to enter challenges!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

For a Sweetheart...

It's February!
January has gone... the month I hate most in the year is over and... well one month closer to Summer!

Not that I love February: it's still cold, dark and everything but at least there's something to celebrate.

Valentine's Day and my wedding anniversary!
Strange enough for someone who hates winter and who is always cold to marry in February but it was a nice occasion to have a honeymoon in the Carribeans!!

Looking through Challenges (I always find new challenges to add to my list) I've discovered a few with a Valentine/Sweetheart theme and I've decided to enter this card, another light blue card for a Love theme!

Here's my card:

This digi comes from Whoopsie Daisy and I colored it with watercolor pencils, adding glitter, pearls, a lovely ribbon and also a charm. It should be the first time I add a charm to a card but I love the look so I'll dig in my stash to find out if I have some more.

There are three challenges I want to enter today:
Prairy Fairy Fridays Challenge # 45: they ask for a card for a sweetheart.
Paper Sundaes Challenge # 54: they ask for a Valentine card.
Crafty Hos Challenge: where the request is simply "no designer paper".

Have a nice and sweet February!