Sunday, March 30, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 18 - Favourite Coloring Medium

Good afternoon!
So sorry I'm late today for my weekly card for our Christmas Card Challenges!

Here's my card:
The theme is "Use Your Favorite Coloring Medium" and mine is, of course, Copic markers!
The image is a sweet stamp from Lili of the Valley and I wanted it to pop out of the card so I kept the background papers quite neutral.

Have a look at the cards made by my teamies, they are great!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crimbo Crackers Challenge # 61: Anything Goes (Christmas)
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Bingo (Red-Free-Ribbon)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Brrr...It's Cold Outside
Completely Christmas Challenge # 5: Anything Goes

Friday, March 28, 2014

Daisy Mouse Mini Cards.

Just a quick evening post to show you a new creation made with an Eat Cake Graphics rubber stamp, a couple of tiny cards with an adorable mouse, Daisy:

I've used some paper scraps from Pink Petticoat matching some old Lasting Impressions envelopes.
I then added Daisy Mouse with a matching dress, colored with Copics and added punched butterflies.
I love this little mouse!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
The Cutie Pie Challenge # 65: A Cute One for Mum

Thursday, March 27, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 252 - Weather.

How is the weather in the place you live?

Well, have a look out of the window and start creating a new project inspired by the weather!

Yes, this week at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge we'd like to see cards or projects inspired by the weather in your little corner of the world.

Here in Italy it's spring, which means sun then rain than sun than rain...

Actually, the last couple of days were quite a bit cold, too. Yesterday it hailed then temperatures dropped below 10°C.

The image I've chosen for my card is perfect for this weather:

The digi stamp is Make It Snappy - Thinking of You from Bugaboo Stamps (I changed the sentiment).
This sassy girl has boots, a pink umbrella and, of course, a yellow raincoat: all she needs to be elegant even with bad weather!

I've seen sneak peeks of beautiful cards from the DT so don't forget to have a look at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog and be inspired!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart Challenge # 11: Anything Goes/Spots or Dots

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Birthday Challenge.

The other day I was reading Purple Onion Designs blog and I found out that they are having a challenge.

The theme is "Birthday" and I decided to make a card.
I treated myself with a few of their stamps back in January but the biggest ones were all Christmas-themed.
I added two tiny stamps to my order and I wanted to make my card with them

Think, think, think... and I made this:

The stamps are "Sign" and "Star & Sky" from the Stacey Yacula Studio Collection available at Purple Onion Designs. I colored them with my Copics and mounted them on a long card made with an old ivory card front from Lasting Impressions.

I loved the idea that, starting from tiny stamps, I was able to make a big card!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 17 - Anything Goes!

It's Anything Goes this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

Even if spring is the season I'm less inspired to create Christmas Card, this week it was super-easy to make one (with a bit of spring in it...).

This is my card:

I've finally been able to use a stamp I bought a long ago from Inky Antics. I colored it with Copics and mounted it on a dotted paper decorated with ribbons and rhinestones.
I love the way this little frog looks at me!

Have a look here at all the fab creations of our DT:

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crimbo Crackers Challenge # 60: Cute Christmas
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for March: Anything Goes
Completely Christmas Challenge # 4: Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge # 38: More Than 3 Embellishments

Saturday, March 22, 2014

A Very Sweet Easter Bunny.

Yesterday I was inspired by the challenge at 2 Cute Ink to finish a card I've had on my table for a while.

I wanted to make a CAS card for Easter using a 2 Cute Ink bunny surrounded by eggs, an image I found perfect for a little baby.
I had already planned everything and colored the image with my Copics but I never found the time to finish it.
I added the bow, some rhinestones and, of course, glitter!

Here's my card:

Isn't it sweet?

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Great News!

* * This is my 2nd post today, please scroll down to read all about this week's C.R.A.F.T. Challenge * * 

I have exciting news to share with you!
I've been accepted in Eat Cake Graphics Design Team!

I already had some stamps from Eat Cake Graphics so I could start working immediately with their sweet little images. I love them all especially kids and cats!

In fact, my first project is about cats:

 This very very sweet cat is Tarzan and you can find it here in Eat Cake Graphics shop.

It was easy to color, cut and mount on a chipboard plaque covered with patterned paper.
Isn't it sweet?

I'd like to enter my cat plaques into the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesday Challenge # 164: Party Animals
Crafty Calender March Challenge: Animal Antics
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge # 210: Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 251 - Inspiration Picture.

Hello and welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!

This week we want to inspire you with this picture:

I was inspired to do this:

I chose this sweet "Whale Love" from Sami Stamps surrounded by a blue patterned paper and lots of rhinestones.

Sami Stamps is one of this week's super sponsors, so look at the picture, be inspired by our DT creations and start making your own project!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


I LOVE pasta!
I could eat it everyday!
And, since I ate cooking, I often eat pasta with Parmesan cheese only.

When I discovered the "Valentine Punnies" set in Whimsie Doodles shop, I immediately fell in love with the Mac & Cheese image.

I created this:

I thought that they were perfect for a little magnetic notes holder to be kept in the kitchen.
I printed them on heavy paper, colored them with my Copics markers and added an orange ribbon behind.
They are so sweet!

I'd like to enter my creation intohe following challenges:

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 16 - Use Chevrons.

Good morning!
Sunday means a new and exciting Christmas Card Challenge!
This week the theme is... Chevrons!

This is my card:

Again, I wanted to use bright colors for my Christmas card so I chose this lovely paper by Miss Tiina at SugarHill Co. and assembled the card following its colors.
The digi stamp is called "Birght" from Whimsie Doodles: I colored it with Copics and glitter. I then added rhinestones in the corners to give my card a special sparkle.

Have a look at all the lovely creations of the DT:

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge # 2: Sparkle and Shine
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge # 168: Going Green... a Little or a Lot
Crimbo Crackers Challenge # 60: Cute Christmas
Completely Christmas Challenge # 3: Anything Goes
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for March: Anything Goes

Thursday, March 13, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 250 - Christmas.

It's Thursday! It means it's time for a new C.R.A.F.T Challenge!
The theme is CHRISTMAS!
One of my fav!

And this week I've really had fun creating my card, the image was really cute!

These adorable giraffes come from Karen's Doodles and are called Carolers: it's been quite difficult to choose an image this time, their Christmas digis are all so cute! But you know my love for carolers at Christmas so this is perfect! And what about those boots!
The card it's been simple to make: I've used a dotted card blank and added the image (colored with Copics and glitter) and a few details here and there.

Karen's Doodles is one of the fab sponsors of this week challenge so don't loose your chance to win!

You will find the list of sponsors AND the gallery of inspiring creations from the team here!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Sparkles Christmas Challenge # 38: More Than 3 Embellishments
Sweet Stamping Christmas Challenge: Brr... It's Cold Outside

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges # 15 - CAS

Happy Sunday and welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!

This week we want to see your CAS - Clean and Simple - cards!

This is mine:

I've used Ornament Kitty from Sami Stamps. For a change, I decided to use non-traditional Christmas colors and to avoid glitter. Spring is just around the corner, I needed some fresh and delicate hues!

I've just seen the wonderful creations of my teamies, have a look at their blogs to be inspired!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for March: Anything Goes
Completely Christmas Challenge # 2: Anything Goes
Just for Fun Challenge: Anything Goes
WordPlay Saturday March Challenge: Anything

Friday, March 7, 2014

Oh Happy Day!

Just a quick post today as I need a break from a custom order, just to show you one of my latest cards:

She is Sparkler Toodle, another cutie from Broken Box Stock (available here as a black and white digi stamp and here in a Fourth-of-July-inspired colored version).

I thought it was perfect to celebrate a warm weather birthday and I chose pastel colors inspired by spring.
Today it's a sunny and warm day, spring is coming (even if we are still waiting for winter this year...), some exciting projects are waiting for me in the near future and it's Friday so I thought that this card was perfect to celebrate my mood today!

And, of course, I'd like to enter the following challenges:
The Cutie Pie Challenge # 64: Cute with Pearls and Swirls

Thursday, March 6, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 249 - Mother's Day/Female

It's Thursday again and this means a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
This week the theme is very sweet: make a card or project for a female or for Mother's Day.

I chose to make a card for Mother's Day with a super cute image from A Day for Daisies:

This adorable digi stamp is Just like Mom Duck and I thought it was perfect (and very sweet) for a Mother's Day card.
I colored the ducks with my Copics and mounted them on papers from the Bunny Love collection from Best Creations.
A Day for Daisies is one of the fabulous sponsors of this week's challenge so let's start working on your projects, we can't wait to see them all!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABC Challenge: G is for Girls

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

An Anniversary Card.

Last month I made a Valentine + anniversary card for my husband but...

... my daughter reminded me that I had bought a digi stamp expressly for my husband.

This meant I made another Valentine + anniversary card, this one:

Since he knows my love for Copics and every now and then he buys me some, I thought it was the perfect image for his card.
The digi is Copic Marker Love from Bugaboo while the paper is from Pink Petticoat.
Even if this cute girl is absolutely not like me, I colored her dress pink which is probably my favourite color (well, not for dresses, I usually wear greys and blacks especially in winter!).

The other card? Well, I made two copies of it, one for him and one for the shop: they're actually well hidden away, maybe I'll use it next year!

This card is for the following challenges:
Crafts Galore Challenge: Use a Stamp or Digi Stamp
Scribble and Scrap Challenge # 13: Always Anything Goes

Monday, March 3, 2014

Pure Poetry.

Some weeks ago I was honoured to win the challenge at A Day for Daisies and I've recently chosen one stamp from their collection (it's pretty hard for me to choose, I love them all!).

The inspiration for my choice came from the challenge they were holding that week but my first attempt to create a card with the image failed miserably. I tried to color it with watercolor pencils, a water brush and a new Japanese watercolor paper but no, it was terrible.
Last week I tried with my Copics and the result... well, it's much better:

In the meantime, the challenge has changed and the theme is now Add Green.
With this lovely girl among the cutest animals (the digi stamp is called Snow Drop and you can find it in A Day for Daisies shop) it was easy to add some green. Papers are from the Miss Nelly paper pad (Kaisercrafts) and I find them just perfect.
I added tiny light blue dots around the image which seems to be disappeared in the photo!
Isn't this image pure poetry?

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge # 72: Just for a Girl
Allsorts Challenge Week 248: Spring is Coming

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 14 - Use Heat Embossing

Good morning!
Sunday means Christmas Card Challenges and we have a new theme for you this week: you must use Heat Embossing.

I've tried many times to make something using heat embossing but I understand it's not my technique.
Maybe the fault is of my embossing powder or of my heat embosser but I never like the results.

This is the reason why I've made a little card for this week challenge:
I embossed this little hedgehog from Penny Black (one of my first stamps!) with black powder and colored with Copics.
I must say that this time I love my heat embossed card!

Have a look here at my teamies creations:

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges.
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for March: Anything Goes
Festive Friday Challenge # 26: Inspiration Photo