Friday, February 22, 2013

Draw My House Giveaway at Broken Box Stock

If you have ever wanted an illustration of your house, you can't miss the "Draw My House Giveaway" at Broken Box Stock!
You can have the chance to win a FREE illustration of your house!

You know how I love Broken Box Stock digis and illustrations and how lucky I am to be in their fab DT and... ohhh... I'd LOVE to have a Custom illustration of my house!


...I live in a flat in quite a big building which is not particularly ugly compared to others but it's absolutely not worth the drawing, so I don't think I'll enter the giveaway. Both my mom and my sister live in flats so I cannot have their homes drawn too...
If I had a pretty house, I'd certainly love to have a whimsical illustration on my wall!

Rules are very simple!

TO ENTER: Simply write a blog post about Broken Box This could be a post featuring a card or paper craft made using one of our digital stamps or stock graphics. Or, write a short post telling your readers about our shop at It's up to you!

Next, click the "add your link" button here. Enter your url (of blog post mentioning us), your name & email.

Good luck!

Giveaway end on March 1st, 2013 at 3:00pm.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Light Pink, Bright Pink, Brown and... Yellow!

Again this week, when I saw the challenge at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps I was a bit perplexed. Okay for pinks and brown together but that touch of yellow... well, I was not sure it could work...

But I like challenges and wanted to enter a card this week too so, a few days ago, I started by coloring my Swimming Lucy rubber stamp.

Next, I had to make the card and looked for papers with pinks and browns. Once I put my colored Lucy on a brown patterned paper from DCWV... bang! It was perfect!
I already had the idea to add pink ribbons and it was easy to add a touch of yellow... I couldn't believe my eyes... I love how it turned out!

Isn't she cute?
I love her relaxed attitude, I can't stop using this sweet Lucy for my cards... I wish I were on a beach with a drink!

I'm entering this card into Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge # 98.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hoppy Spring!

I've just finished my first spring and Easter cards!
I'm happy to be back to pastel colors after all that red!

Here's my card:

I've used Spring Bunnies from Hambo Digi Stamps, a digi I had wanted for a long time and which I gave myself at the end of last year. I love this digi so much that I made two cards, one for spring and one for Easter!

I've always had the idea to use some foam pads to add dimension to some of the bunnies, a lovely little detail!
Colors are Copics and papers are from First Edition.

This card is for the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge # 45: Letter B (Bunnies)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Birthday at Broken Box Stock

This week challenge at Broken Box Stock is all about Birthdays!

It was a pleasure to create this card:

I've used Flower Girl Toodle, pastel colors a touch of glitter... I love it!
Papers are from Tulip-DoCrafts, I think they are perfect for this sweet card! And you know how I love when I can add tiny pearls to my Toodles!!

Here are the rules for the challenge:

Challenge Directions:
Make a Birthday card for someone :) 

Broken Box Stock Digital Stamps:
You don't have to use our stamps but we love it when you do! We have hundreds of digital stamps, click here to check them out!
Check out our freebies too! View our entire freebie collection here.

Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 3:00pm

Prize: 3 FREE digital stamps from our shop at (your choice!)

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 Broken Box, we will not reach out to you)!
6) We must have at least 5 entries to award a prize.
Take a look at the F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S creations of the DT, you'll certainli be inspired!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Christmas 2013 - Card # 4

Oh yes!
Another card for Christmas is done!

With the inspiration of the ABC Christmas Challenge I've just finished my 4th!

The theme is C for CASE the Card and I've decided to case this card:

It was done back in winter 2010 by Squirrel (you can find it here) and I love its clean and simple look.

This is my version:
I've used this lovely digi stamp from Broken Box Stock called Bundled Up (available in a colored version too) and mounted it on a white card with two panels cut from embossed cardstock.
I love her!

These are the challenges I'm entering:
ABC Christmas Challenge: C is for CASE the card

318 days until Christmas and 4 cards are done!

Friday, February 8, 2013


This week I'm inspired by birds. I've made a couple of cards with birds and I'm working on a couple of other. They are all so cute!

The first one is this:
I've used one of the birds in the A Little Birdie Told Me Collection by DigiStamp Boutique and colored it with the idea to make a bright card.
I found the flower paper in my stash (so no clue about the manufacturer, but it should be quite old) and thought it was perfect for what I had in mind.
And, for once, I didn't have to think about the sentiment!

This card is for the following challenges:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Sketch Challenge

Last week, when I saw the Challenge over at Sparkle Creations I was a bit scared. It seemed a very complicated sketch to follow.
Yesterday, I decided to print the sketch and keep it in front of me while I was making my card and I managed to follow it easily!

This is the sketch:

And this is my card:
She is Bookworm Ruby from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps: I stamped her with black ink, colored with Copics and mounted on DCWV papers using foam pads.
I've finally managed to use the alphabet stamps I bought long ago but never been able to use and I love the way the sentiment has turned out!

This card is for the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes + lemon/yellow
Crafty Caz Challenge # 168: Anything but Square

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Valentine Challenge at Broken Box Stock

This week we have a lovely theme at Broken Box Stock: Be My Valentine!

As you know, this year I've made lots of Valentine cards and I made a special one for this challenge:
I used Valentine Toodles and a heart paper from Pink Petticoat. I added a glittered panel from DCWV and... a couple of my favorite buttons.

Isn't she cute?
I know, I know... it's what I always say when I make a card with a Broken Box Toodle! But I love them so much! I love their faces, outfits... everything! And I'm so honored and happy to be part of their DT!!

Speaking of DT, don't forget to have a look at the wonderful creations of the DT members here.


Deadline: Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 5:00pm

Prize: 3 FREE digital stamps from our shop at (your

Challenge Rules: 
1) Follow the challenge's specific design criteria.
2) To enter your card in the challenge, use our "inlinkz" link tool.
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.
You can find the complete instructions for this challenge here.