Sunday, August 31, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges # 40 - Anything Goes

The last Sunday of the month means our Anything Goes Challenge at Christmas Card Challenges!
 
Let your creative juices flow and make watever you want!
 
This is what I've made:
 

I had this printed card I found in a mag years ago and it was perfect for my image. I've added a few snowflakes and lots of rhinestones and then my image from Gerda Steiner.
I then added a matching ribbon and a button. I love this light blue + red theme! So fresh and festive!
 
Have a look at our Challenge blog to be inspired by my teamies or check their personal blogs:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Memories...

While summer is coming to an end, I regret I haven't gone to the seaside this year.
 
We are not far from the sea, not the most beautiful sea in the world but it's one hour drive from home so it's worth going there even for a day.
 
For years my daughter and I used to spend a couple of weeks at the seaside with my mum.
The first year she was six months.
The second year she could walk and the first day, while putting her feet on the sand, she started crying... she then understood it was nice to walk on the beach...
Another year she fell while jumping on a wave and she cried out loud for she had swallowed some water.
After a few years, she read me little books while waiting for the time to go and have lunch.
 
We didn't go for a couple of years and, in July, my daughter went there again with my mum, my sister and her cousins: she prepared her suitcase and I waved her goodbye. She didn't want to take her toys to play in the sand, she now swims like a pro and she probably reads better than me...
 
Ours was a yearly vacation, we knew we would have gone and every year there was something new to discover and something old to remember.
Although it was not "my vacation" I enjoyed the time I spent with my daughter, teaching her new things, reading her bedtime stories and waiting for dad when he reached us for the weekend.
 
This is why I chose this stamp and made this card:
 
 
This little girl reminds me of my daughter playing at the seaside and enjoying the water with her floatie bear!
 
 
 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 38 - Embossing

Happy Sunday!
 
We have a new challenge for your this week at Christmas Card Challenges: Embossing, Wet or Dry!
 
I love dry embossing as much as I hate wet embossing!
Of course, I opted for dry embossing even if, to tell you the truth, I didn't take out my embossing tool but one of my papers with embossed snowflakes... yes, I'm a bit lazy!!
 
This is my card:
 

I've used the lovely Winter Warmth girl from Time 4 Tea Designs. colored with Copics and a touch of glitter in her fabulous boots! I'd love to have a pair of them!
 
Check out the other creations from the DT here on the challenge blog or in their personal blogs:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What About a Little Bite?

I think this is my first Halloween card for this year:
 

I made it a while ago using Count Bitesalot from Eat Cake Graphics: he is the cutest vampire count you've ever seen, isn't he?
 
And I LOVE the sentiment: Care to Join Me for a Little Bite? (from Eat Cake Graphics as well).
 
When I saw them I couldn't resist! Together they are perfect!
 
You can find both stamps available in Eat Cake Graphics shop both mounted or unmounted.
These are the codes:

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges # 37 - Color Challenge.

Hello!
 
It's time for a new Christmas Card Challenge with a great theme this week: colors!
 
This is the inspirations photo:
 
Aren't they gorgeous?
 
This is how I used them:
 
 
I chose Santa Baby Diva from Meljen's Designs, I colored her with Copics and added lots of glitter!
Papers are from Wild Rose Studio (Annabelle's Christmas) and Cartabella (Merry & Bright).
 
I love these cute Divas by Meljen's: although they are totally different from me, I find them adorable!
 
I didn't have time to check the DT cards this week so I look forward to the challenge going live to see them.
Check here on the challenge page or have a look at their blogs:
Alanna
Donna
Heather
Jovita
Karen
Lisa
Margo
Marsha
Roselany
Wendi

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Completely Christmas Challenge # 24: Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge # 58 Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Anything Goes
 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 271 - Well Done / Congratulations.

Good morning!
 
It's Thursday and it means a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
This week we ask you to make a card to celebrate a special achievement: the theme is Well Done or Congratulations, the choice is yours.
 
I opted for the Congratulations sentiment with a little girl in mind.
This is my card:
 

This cutie is Bubbles Ice Skating from Lacy Sunshine and I imagined to celebrate a success in sports or a special achievement of a little girl.
 
Tha background paper is from DCWV and the girl is colored with Copics and glitter.
 
Have a look here on our Challenge blog to be inspired by our DT creations and to check the fabulous sponsors we have this week: Lacy Sunshine is one of them!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Digi Galore Challenge: Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Beware of the Dog!

Good morning!
 
I've another little plaque to share with you today:
 

I had already made a couple of plaques using Tarzan the cat from Eat Cake Graphics back in March (you can read my post here) and I wanted to make a couple of them with a dog.
 
I chose Callie's Looking Down: not that it's a dog to be afraid of but it looks so nice that I had to have it!
 
Isn't it cute? I imagine it's looking at some bones!
 
You can find Callie in several stamps here in Eat Cake Graphics shop.
 
I'd like to enter my creations into the following challenges:

Monday, August 4, 2014

2 Cute Ink Challenge # 112 - Animals.

I'm so excited I can finally share great news with you: I've been accepted in the 2 Cute Ink Stamps Challenge Team!!! Yippie!
 
I've always loved Heidi's cute images and you may have had the chance to see some of her digis on my cards but now it's official! You'll see them at least twice a month!
 
Today there's a new challenge and the theme is: ANIMALS!
Heidi has created some super-cute horses which I LOVE! It was so fun to work with it and a pleasure to color with girly girl pinks!
 
This is my card:
 
 
It's called Nerdy Horse and it's part of the Nerdy Horses set (you can find it in 2 Cute Ink shop here). It was perfect for me: my daughter loves horses and loves to read too so I imagined her sitting on the grass reading her favourite books!
 
Are your ready for the challenge?
 
You can find the rules here.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Christmas card Challenges # 36 - Embellish It!

We have a great theme to follow this week for our Christmas Card Challenge: Embellishments!!
 
I LOVE to have reasons to add embellies on my cards!
Well, I actually always add some but if I'm told to do that I'm more than happy!
 
This week we ask you to use two types of embellishments and I chose two of my fav: buttons and rhinestones!
 
It's always difficult to part with my buttons, especially my tiny ones but they were perfect for this card and I added them.
 
The digi is Girl with Lantern from LeeHIllustrations: I colored her with Copics and lots of glitter for the fur in her hat, coat and, of course, boots!
 
Have a look at all the beautiful creations from the DT here on the challenge blog or check their personal blogs:
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges: