Sunday, April 27, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 22 - Anything Goes!

Good morning and welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
The theme is very easy: Anything Goes!

This is my card:

I've used Caroling Toodles digi stamp from Broken Box Stock (available here as a black and white digi stamp and here in a super-sweet colored version).
Papers are from Basic Grey (Eskimo Kisses): they are quite old 12"x 12" scrapbooking papers and I was happy to use them after so many years!

You know how I love carolers and this digi was a lovely addition to my collection!

As usual, have a look at all the other cards created by my teamies:

We are also having a DT call: read all about it here.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: H is for Home
Sparkles Christmas Challenge # 39: Inspired by a Christmas Carol or Song
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for April: Anything Goes
Completely Christmas Challenge # 9: Anything Goes
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for April: Anything Goes

Thursday, April 24, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 256 - Not a Card.

Good morning and welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
This week we don't want to see cards but every other project is welcome!

I decided to make a big tag, this one:
The digi stamp is Scarlette - Coffee o'Clock from Bugaboo which I mounted on a kraft tag covered with a music paper I had in my stash.
Bugaboo Stamps is one of the sponsors for this week's challenge: they have tons of cute images, for every occasion and need so let's start creating!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge: Bingo (Polka Dots/Bugaboo image/punch)
Crafty Caz Challenge # 227: B is for... Button, Bow, Brown, Birthday

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Moving Day.

It seems that my attraction for stamps featuring "travelling" or "moving" characters is still strong.
Today, I want to show you a new card I've recently made with a girl during her move. No, I don't have any moving in my mind even if sometimes I think that only a moving could help me getting rid of unnecessary things that I don't dare throwing away...

This is my card:
I think I could have the same look on my face while packing things!

This adorable little girl is from Time for Tea Designs: I colored her with my Copics and mounted her on two papers from the Travel Girl collection from October Afternoon.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Time for Tea April Challenge Competition: Anything Goes with a T4T image

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 21 - Ho, Ho, Ho!

Happy Easter Sunday!
And welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!

This week we want you to use something Santa related: a Santa image, reindeer or a sleigh.

I've chosen a very cheerful Santa for my card:

I bought this lovely digi stamp from Cuddly Buddly back in January during the sales and I'm so happy to have finally made a card!
The digi is Holly Jolly Santa from Christine Grove: I've used my Copics and papers from the Merry & Bright Collection from Cartabella.

If you need some inspiration, have a look at the other creations from the DT:

I wish you all the best on theis Easter Sunday and I look forward to seeing your Santa related creations!

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Step Back in Time.

It seems I'm slowly back on track even if, with Easter just around the corner, I'll surely be behind schedule again soon...

Anyway, I have a few minutes today to share a card I made a while ago using one of my Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. I love their images and every now and then I treat myself with some. Unfortunately, I have little time to use them being busy with DT requirements.
One day I took out all the stamps I wanted to work with and started stamping them: at least I have tons of images ready to be colored!

The first one I colored is Sabrina the Spinner (which seems to be our of stock since I can't find it in Kraftin Kimmie shop). My original idea was to keep her vintage style in the colors of the card but I found a dotted lilac card and I decided it was the perfect match for my image.

Here's my card:

I chose this lovely dotted lilac card from Dovecraft and matched it with a very old paper with flowers (sorry, no idea of where it comes from). I added a lilac lace ribbon my daughter gave me for Christmas and the image of Sabrina colored with Copics.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
ABC Challenge: J for Just as You Like
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 31: Use Some Pastel Colors

Thursday, April 17, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 255 - Sketch

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

This week we have a sketch for you:

This is my take:

I've used the adorable Princess Jennifer Latte "Shopping in the City" digi stamp from The Stamping Boutique and made a new Christmas card!
I adore the poor guy carrying all those bags and boxes! It's a secret dream to have so many shopping bags!

The Stamping Boutique is one of the great sponsors of this week's challenge so you won't miss the opportunity to win some of their fab stamps!

Check out all the other sponsors here on C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog and don't forget to have a look at the lovely creations by my fellows DT members! You'll certainly be inspired!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Easter with Eat Cake Graphics.

I'm so sorry I've been a bit away from the blog recently but I must have caught a bug... I'm so behind schedule on everything, from blogging to ironing and tomorrow Easter holidays begin...
I try to look at the positive side... I haven't eaten for a while so I should have lost some weight!

Anyway, those who follow Eat Cake Graphics blog might have noticed one of my projects posted on Monday. It was an Easter bell tag I made using Flopsy Bunny Has Got an Egg stamp.
You can read all abou it here on Eat Cake Graphics blog but I'd like to show you a picture:

 I found this chipboard bell tag in my stash and decided to make something with Flopsy.

Since I had stamped lots of bunnies, I decided to color its eggs in different pastel colors and make tinier tags. These ones:

 I've color coordinated each egg with the dots on the tag, made with papers from Pink Petticoat. I've made a bunch of them, they look so cute!

Happy Easter to everybody!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 20 - Color Challenge

Hello and Happy Sunday!
Here we are with a new Christmas Card Challenge.
This time it's a Color Challenge: Use kraft, red and white as main colors of your Christmas card.

Here's my card:

This cute mouse is from Dearies by Me on Etsy and is assembled on a mini textured card embellished with papers by Toga.

Have a look at the beautiful cards from the DT and be inspired for your own kraft, red and white Christmas card!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 254 - Christmas

Good morning crafters!
Are you ready for our new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge?
This week it's time for one of your favourite theme: Christmas!

This is my card:
I've been lucky enough to be able to choose this lovely Igloo digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs and make a sweet Christmas scene in the North Pole.
I used my Copic markers and my Stickles glitter glues to color this digi and used papers from DCWV (Winter collection) to make the background.

Pink Gem Designs is one of the fabulous sponsors for this week's challenge: have a look at our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog to see the other great sponsors and all the stunning creations from the DT!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: G is for Glitter
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Glitter, Glitter Everywhere!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I Love Colors...

... and my daughter loves unicorns!
Well, she actually loves My Little Pony but there are unicorns there so when I saw a digi in 2 Cute Ink shop I thought I - we - should have it!
Differently from my daughter, I don't have a passion for ponies, horses or unicorns, but this stamp was too cute even for me!
I decided to use it for something different from a card and made a large post-it cover, this one:

It is Lucky Unicorn and I wanted to make something colorful with it. I stumbled across this paper from the Country Drive paper pad (Echo Park) while searching for papers for another project.
I kept embellies to a minimum and glued the image directly on the paper pad without 3D dots to keep it practical and less delicate.
This little unicorn is so happy and cheerful!

I'd like to enter my project into the following challenges:
Love to Create Challenge # 110: Anything Goes for Kids
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge # 67: All Creatures Great and Small

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 19 - No Patterned Paper

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
This week we ask you to forget about patterned papers and let your stamps, inks and other items take the spotlight.
I was happy to have to forget my patterned papers and try something different!

I had just received a new stamp which was perfect for making a very CAS card:
This pretty mouse stamp is from The Makey Bakey Mice collection from Crafter's Companion. I colored it with Copics and lots of glitter in the fur of its coat and added just a couple of rhinestones. Very clean and simple!

My teamies have made very beautiful cards without patterned papers, so have a look at their blogs and be inspired!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: G is for Glitter
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge # 171: Seeing Red... a Little or a Lot
Crimbo Crackers Challenge # 61: Anything Goes (Christmas)
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for April: Anything Goes
Completely Christmas Challenge # 6: Anything Goes

Saturday, April 5, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 253 - Recycle/World Earth Day

I'm sorry I'm a bit late with my post for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge but my computer decided to stop working after 10 years and I've been without it for the whole week!

Anyway, now I'm back on track and there's still plenty of time to enter this week's challenge.
The theme is Recycling/World Earth Day.

I chose to celebrate the Earth because the image I had seemed perfect for this idea:

I chose the sweet Lisbeth on a Swing from MilkCoffee and used a paper by Miss Tiina.

My teamies went for the recycling theme so have a look at their blog and be inspired to recycle!
And, of course, don't forget to look at the fabulous prizes we have this week!