Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sweet Stampin'

How sweet!

A few days ago I received a lovely image from Broken Box Stock and I immediately had to make something out of it.

And I made this notepad:

This lovely digi stamp is called Sugar Cookie Toodle and I colored it with Copics (but there is also a colored version available if you have little time).
My original idea was to make something absolutely pinky and girly but when I saw this paper from Papermania I decided it was the right one! I love the clean, crisp, fresh look the light blue stripes give to the notepad!
I only added touches of glitter here and there, a rhinestone near the sentiment, a pink ribbon and, of course, two little pearls as earrings!
I love these toodles for they have little details like the earrings that make them absolutely girly girl!

Luckily enough, while browsing through my list of challenges, I noticed that it could be entered in a few of them.:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: What's Cooking/Something to Eat

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Lovely Sketch Challenge Part 2

I did it!
I've just finished the boy version of the card I told you about a few hours ago (have a look here or scroll down to see my post).

I've used a bright green card and papers from DCWV and, of course, the lion stamp from the Jungle Out There set of stamps by There She Goes.
(No, this time the upper part has not been placed to cover a mistake but because I eventually like it very much!).
Although my daughter and I chose this set mainly for the monkey, I must admit that all the animals are very cute! I bet I (we) will use it over and over again!

I enter this card in There She Goes Challenge # 178: sketch

and I head towards the kitchen to prepare dinner!

A Lovely Sketch Challenge

Here I am with a new card for one of my favorite challenges!

Although I had this card in mind for a couple of days, I only managed to make it yesterday at 6:00 am... I was not completely awaken but I had to get up and start cutting!

In fact, a few days ago I received a new stamp set from There She Goes called Jungle Out There. I chose it with my daughter after I won a challenge last month. It's gorgeous! Animals are perfectly sized, not too small and not too big and they are so sweet and funny!

I had already seen the current challenge at There She Goes, which is a sketch challenge:

I love this clean feminine sketch and I immediately decided how to make it.

This is my card:

I've used a light blue card from DCWV, inked the edges with a light blue ink and added this banner made with pink and white glittered cardstock from DCWV.
Since it was 6:00 am, I cut the stripes a bit too short so I had to add something on the top to disguise the place where they are glued...
I added a black dotted ribbon over another stripe of pink glittered paper, three pink pearls, a sentiment and, of course, this lovely zebra!

I've also planned a boy version of the same sketch but... well... I don't think I manage to finish it in time for this challenge!

This card will be entered in the following Challenges:

Friday, October 19, 2012

It's a Recipe Challenge at Broken Box Stock!

Time for a new, exciting Challenge at Broken Box Stock!

Challenge # 12 asks you to incorporate a recipe in your card or project!

Here's my card:
I love Apple Pies so I searched for a recipe on the internet and typed it next to the Happy Harvest girl digi stamp from Broken Box Stock. It was the first digi we got from the new Digi Stamp Club: it's only $ 9.99 per year for a total of 52 digis! They are all so cute!! Don't miss your chance to subscribe or consider to give the subscription to a crafty friend this Christmas! Read all about it here.

I wanted to keep colors fresh and yellow was perfect together with touches of red and green of the apples!

I think I should try the recipe sooner or later!

Now, for the challenge rules:

Challenge Directions:
Incorporate a recipe (handwritten or typed) into your card design. 

Deadline: Thursday, November 1, 2012 @ 5:00pm

Prize: 3 FREE digital stamps from Broken Box Stock

Challenge Rules: 
1) Follow the challenge's specific design criteria above.
2) To enter your card in the challenge, use our "inlinkz" link tool below.
3) No back linking.
4) Up to 3 entries per person.
5) Subscribe to our blog so you know if you win (winners must claim their prizes by emailing us, we will not reach out to you)!
6) We must have at least 5 entries to award a prize.
Have a look at our fabulous DT creations here for some inspiration!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pinkoctober at Jellypark!

The other day, while browsing my favourite blogs, I discovered Jellypark Challenges. I already knew their digi stamps and I decided I had to enter a card.

The theme is PINK and I bought a digi stamp both my daughter and I liked. The proceedings of the sale of this digi help to raise money for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer and I loved the idea to help such a great cause.

I made this card:
I've used the Breakthrough Breast Cancer song in your heart digi stamp colored with Copics and glitter. it comes with this lovely sentiment so it was easy to finish the card using a patterned paper from the Neighbourwood Collection, a satin ribbon and some pearls.

I'm entering this card in:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pink Christmas

I love to use PINK for Christmas!
And when I read Jingle Belles Challenge theme for this week, I couldn't help doing another pink card.
Luckily enough, I'm quite free from commissions so I've had the time to make this:

I've used Minnie Christmas Lights, a lovely funny stamp from Tiddly Inks.
When I start making my Christmas tree and unwrap my decorations, I often found lights tangled and I have absolutely no patience to untangle them! I feel I'm a bit like this Minnie...

The challenge at Jingle Belles is a serious one this time: Pink Christmas for the Cure! The girls will be donating $2 for each card: read this post for all the info!

This card is for the following challenges:
Jingle Belles: Pink Christmas

Let's make some PINK Christmas cards and help raise founds for the cure!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Broken Box Stock Challenge: Halloween!

It's time for a new Challenge at Broken Box Stock: Make a Halloween Card!

I've made two cards this time.

The first one uses Spooky Halloween Toodle:

I colored her with Copics and glitter and mounted her on black paper. She is glued with foam paads on a dotted paper I found a while ago at My Grafico. The moon is made with a circle punch and it is embellished with gems and a glittered bat.
I love her!

The second card is this one:

I've used Haunted Halloween House, colored with Copics and mounted in on a silver cardstock glued over a dark grey card.

Both images exist in a black and white and in a colored version, just in case you need somemthing quicker to create with.

And now for the rules:

Challenge Directions: 
Make a Halloween themed card. 

You NO longer have to use Broken Box Stock graphics within your design. Any cards entered will be considered! However, we do encourage you to take a look at our digi-stamps and graphics at Broken Box Stock.

FREEbies for you!
Feel free to use our freebies!

Deadline: Thursday, October 18, 2012 @ 5:00pm

FREE MEMBERSHIP to our new Digi-Stamp Club! - Receive 52 digital stamps over a year (one new digi per week), a $9.99 value! This is an amazing prize, don't miss out on the chance to win! :)

Challenge Rules: 
1) Follow the challenge's specific design criteria above.
2) To enter your card in the challenge, use our "inlinkz" link tool.
3) No back linking.
4) Up to 3 entries per person.

Let's start creating your Halloween cards for friends and family!
In case you need some inspiration, don't forget to have a look at the other creations from the DT!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cards for Boys - Part 2

Here I am with my second Card for a Boy:

This time I've used a very sweet image from Meljen's Designs, colored with Copics and mounted on DCWV paper and card. The flower border is a gift from a magazine and I added two buttons and two little pearls.
Isn't he lovely?

I'll enter this card in:

Cards for Boys - Part 1

I'm still pretty busy with commissions and I've just finished a couple of cards for a sweet lady who wanted cards for boy.
It's quite strange but cards for boy are rarely in my cards-to-do list, I always think about girly card, even when I make Christmas or Halloween cards.

This is one of the tow boy cards:
This image is Pilot Ted from Di's Digi Downloads and I think it's perfect for a sweet little boy!
I've treated myself with several Di's Digis in this period because I've had several commissions for Christening cards and her images are lovely!
I've used a very very old paper: I bought it so many years ago... I think it's from an Italian company but I'm not sure.
I slightly modified the digi stamp and put flags in the bear's hands instead of the bunch of flowers it came with.

I had some time this morning to check if there was a challenge to enter my card and luckily enough I can enter two:

Di's Digi Designs Challenge: Animals acting like People


See you later for my second boy card!