Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas Card Challenge # 5 - Anything Goes!

Good morning!

Are you ready for a new Christmas Card Challenge even if Christmas is over?

Well, this week it's super easy: Anything Goes!

This is my card:
This is one of my fav stamps from Pennyblack and I already used it in the past. This year I've sold all the cards I had ready featuring these lovely caroling mice so I decided it was time to make new ones for next year.
I colored them with watercolor pencils and chose a lilac-pink pattern, inspired by a request I had several months ago from one of my lovely customers.

Here's what my teamies have made to inspire you:

I wish you all the best for a wonderful 2014!
I've great news to share soon, stay tuned!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Card Challenge # 4: Masculine.

And welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
This week the theme is to make a masculine card.

Here's my take:
I've used this lovely train from Doodle Dragon Studios, colored it with Copics and matched it with some bright papers (I'm sorry I can't find the list of supplies used for this card and I don't remember the brand...). Every boy loves trains, right?

 Here's the list of my teamies, let's have a look at their fabulous cards:
I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card:
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge # 156: Last Minute Cards or Any Not Shown Already
One Crazy Stamper December Challenge: Winter or Holiday
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for December: Anything Goes

Can't believe Christmas is here in just two days!
I wish you all very happy holidays and see you next Sunday for a new Christmas Card Challenge!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Card Challenge # 3: Words

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
This week we have to make words the focal image.
It's not something I'm used to so it was pretty challenging for me but it's surely something I'll do more often!

This is my card:
I've used Christmas Words - Joy from Bugaboo Stamps and colored it with Copics and glitter. I printed the words on a paper from Pink Petticoat and added some rhinestones and a little red bow.

Have a look at what my fellow DT have created for this week!

I'm also entering the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge: Favorite Christmas Song
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Challenge: Christmas Stockings
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for December: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge # 176: What Christmas Means to You (Joy and Peace)
Creative Inspiration Challenge # 244: Traditional Christmas Colors
Divas by Design Challenge: Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge # 54: Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A DT Call and my Top 5 for 2013

What a great year for Christmas cards!

I started making cards for this Christmas back in January, entering a few challenges.
Then, I had the chance to be chosen in Christmas Card Challenges DT and made Christmas cards weekly. I often managed to make more than one copy and found myself in September with a good number of cards for my Etsy shop.
I also had to make copies of existing cards for my Customers and all this has made me very happy.

Now that Christmas is just around the corner I'd like to sit down and make a list of my favorite cards for 2013.

I also take this chance to enter a new DT call for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge where I've been gently invited by Trimgym.

So, here's my fav cards for 2013 (in no particular order):

Hope you like them as much as I do!
I'm already working on new cards for 2014 so stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Starfish for Christmas?

A very quick post today to show you a last-minute Christmas tag I've just finished.

The inspiration came from Meljen's Design Challenge: Christmas Tags.
I checked my Meljen's Christmas digis and I couldn't find the right one for what I had in mind. I checked my other folders and... I found the perfect one in my summer digis: Starfish Buddies!
I cut it leaving the shells out and voilĂ  a lovely couple of stars!
Here's my tag:
Aren't they super-sweet?
This is the magic of digi stamps!

This creation is for the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: X for Out of the BoX - No Squares Allowed

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Card Challenge # 2: Color Challenge

Welcome to week # 2 at Christmas Card Challenges and today it's all about Black and White!

From what I heard from some of my team mates it's not so easy to work with black and white only, although I had no problem and managed to make a pretty little card:

I was looking through my stash of printed/stamped images when I found this cute mouse, a freebie from Wee Stamps. I printed the star paper from a collection by Pink Petticoat, added some black touches here and there and colored my little mouse with greys and black. I needed a touch of color and I chose red for a couple of details.

Since I didn't have time to have a look at the cards my fellow DT made for this challenge, let's all have a look at them here or look at their blogs:

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for December: Anything Goes
Divas by Design Challenge: Feeling Festive
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 236: Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge: Christmas Time
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
Stamp-n-Doodle Challenge: Anything Goes
ABC Challenge: A for Almost Christmas
Crafting from the Heart Challenge # 1: Anything Goes

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Welcome to a New Year of Christmas Card Challenges!

Let's start with Christmas Card Challenge # 1!
I'm happy to announce that I've been confirmed in the team for another term so don't miss our weekly posts with inspiring Christmas cards even once Christmas will be over!

For this first week the challenge is challenging for a stamper like me: No Stamping!

I reached for my little collection of chipboard icons and decided to make this card:
I love this cheerful Santa with candy canes and gifts!
No stamping means no coloring so this card was very quick to make... I should consider the no-stamping option more often!

Here's the link to my fellow DT cards, have a look at them and be inspired!


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: One for the Boys
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for December: Anything Goes
Divas by Design Challenge: Use some Red
Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 297: Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge # 34: Anything Goes