Monday, September 29, 2014

2 Cute Ink Challenge # 116 - Halloween.

October is just around the corner and October means Halloween!
 
And Halloween is the theme here at 2 Cute Ink Challenges for this fortnight.
 
This is my card:
 
 
This cute little owl is one of the new creations from 2 Cute Ink shop (by the way, have you seen how many cute new digi stamps have been added to the shop recently?).
I colored it with my Copics and used some papers from my stash.
 
Have a look at our challenge blog and start making your own card or project: we can't wait to see them!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge # 116: Halloween Sentiments

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges # 44 - Anything Goes.

It's Sunday and this means a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
And it's the last Sunday of the month and this means our Anything Goes Challenge!
 
Are you ready to let your inspiration go and create something wonderful?
 
This is my card:
 
 
I've used the adorable Putting Up the Tree digi stamp from Robyn's Fetish and some papers from the DCWV Winter stack.
 
You can find all details for the challenge here.
And don't forget to check our DT personal blogs:
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs Challenge: Get Ready for Christmas
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge: Christmas in September
Merry Monday Challenge # 127: Bingo (Pattern Paper - Ribbon - Punch)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 278 - Use a Charm or Metal.

Hello!
Here I am with my new card for this week's C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
The theme is super-easy: add a charm or some metal.
I added a charm:
 

This cutie is Mouse from Kenny K Downloads. I used some old papers from Doodlebug (still my fav after many years) and added a heart charm.
 
I've had sneak peeks of my teamies' cards and please, have a look yourself here on the challenge blog and be inspired!
 
Kenny K is one of our generous sponsors this week so don't miss the opportunity to win one of their great digis!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 21 - Inspiration Photo.

Good morning!
 
Here we are with a new exciting Christmas Card Challenge for you!
This week we have a photo to be inspired by:
 
 
A candy cane mug! Isn't it yummy?
I follow the mug and candy cane inspiration for I found a perfect image from Meljen's Designs:

 
It's Holly Cheer Cocoa colored with Copics and mounted on paper scraps I found in my stash.
 
As usual I suggest you to have a look at our Challenge page or visit our DT own blogs: 
 
You'll surely find some inspiration... just in case you need it!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: S for Something Festive
The ABC Challenge: T is for Tic-Tac-Toe (Ribbon-Sentiment-Gems)
 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Cute Squirrel Card made by my Daughter.

I bought this lovely squirrel from 2 Cute Ink back in May for a custom project and my daughter fell in love with it.
 
When she heard about the Fall challenge at 2 Cute Ink she asked me if I could post a card for her to take part in the challenge.
 
Here's her card:
 
 
I let her choose one paper from my stash (I have no idea of the brand, it's very very old) and then she added a piece of washi tape and a lots of rhinestones.
 
I love it!
 
This card is for the following challenges:
Delightful Challenge: All Fall Down
MilkCoffee Challenge: Colors of Autumn


Friday, September 19, 2014

Have a Happy Day!

In the North of Italy we haven't had a great summer.
Weather has been miserable for most of the time, rainy and cold.
Luckily enough I went to the seaside for a few days and it was sunny and warm but I feel like I've not had enough sun this year. Autumn is just around the corner and no, I'm not ready for cold again!
 
While still hoping for warmer and sunnier days, I made a card using one of my beloved Eat Cake Graphics stamps:
 

She is Daphne on her Floatie Bear and you probably remember her from another card I made (here).
This time I opted for a dotted background and added punched dots, as if they were bubbles.
Again, this little girl reminds me of my daughter when she was a little girl and used her floatie bear...
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge: Crazy for Polka Dots
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 53: Anything Goes + Shades of Blue
 
and
 
Creative Colors Challenge # 19: Colors + Polka Dot Paper
white + shades of light blue/turquoise
 
 
Isn't this picture yummy? I LOVE dots!
 



Thursday, September 18, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 277 - Color Combo.

Thursday again so here we are with a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week we have a color inspiration for you:
 
 
Brown, Aqua and Pink!
 
This is my card:

 
I've used Toot My Scoot from The Stamping Chef and mounted it on a background card from the Sweet Owl paper pad from First Edition.
I love her 50's look!
 
When I was a teeneager I dreamt about having a Vespa but my parents never let me have one for the fear of accidents. I've never driven motorcycles but Vespa is still my fav!
 
The Stamping Chef is one of our fab sponsors this week! Check our Challenge blog to see them all!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Nutcrafters Challenge # 77: Anything but Square


Monday, September 15, 2014

2 Cute Ink Challenge # 115 - Fall.

It's all about fall this fortnight here at 2 Cute Ink Challenges and I must confess I was really inspired by the colors of fall when I reached for the papers to be used in my card.
 
I chose Boy and Frog digi stamp from 2 Cute Ink shop for my card:
 
The yellow card base is decorated with two stripes cut from an old scrapbook paper from My Little Shoebox and some pretty buttons.
Isn't he the cutest boy around?
 
As I told you I was very inspired by the colors of fall so I made another project:
 
I bought some of these cute kraft bags in Austria back in August (I regret I hadn't bought more...) and covered the front with a paper from Reminisce.
I then added Sunflower Girl digi stamp which I bought a while ago from 2 Cute Ink shop.

Both kids are colored with Copics and glued with 3D dots so they pop up from the projects.
 
These kids are too cute! I should make a card with them together!
 
Let's have a look at 2 Cute Ink Challenge blog to see the creations from my fellow DT, they are wonderful as usual!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge # 112: Make Your Mark (I used markers)
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge # 35: Clean and Simple
Come and Get It Challenges: Digi + Autumn
Crafting at the Weekend Challenge # 5: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge # 36: Anything Goes

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 42 - Color Challenge.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week we have a color challenge with a great palette, this one:
 
These colors are so beautiful, for Christmas and for every other season!
 
This is my card:
 
 
I bought this aperture card a long time ago in the UK, maybe around 18 years ago and I immediately thought about it when I saw this digi at A Random Fan shop on Etsy.
They are called The Carolers and for me it was love at first sight!
I adore carolers for Christmas and I really couldn't miss this one!
(I printed the color chart above when I made the card but the last color resulted a bit more green that it seems from the computer, that's why the girl has a green hat!...).
 
I've just checked the challenge page and I must say that all the cards are fabulous!
Have a look here or on each blog:
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
(The carolers singing the song)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 276 - Christmas!

Christmas again at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges!
 
This week I've used an image you already saw a few months ago, Carolers from Karen's Doodles, in a small card:
 
 
I printed these adorable giraffes on a paper from Goodness and Fun available at My Grafico and colored them with Copics and glitter.
I wanted to make a speecial envelope for this card but I didn't manage to finish it in time for the challenge!
 
Have a look at our Challenge page to check the fabulous sponsors for this week and start a new Christmas card!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 41 - Think Skinny.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week we want you to Think Skinny and make a tall and skinny card.
 
I've used a tall and skinny card - or better - a long skinny card:
 

This is one of my old Lasting Impressions embossed card which I decorated with a digi stamp from Gerda Steiner called Mousephone Friends.
 
As usual I suggest you to have a look at our Challenge blog here to check the lovely tall cards by the DT or even to check their personal blogs:
 Alanna
Donna
Heather
Jovita
Karen
Lisa
Margo
Marsha
Roselany
Wendi

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Completely Christmas Challenge # 28: Anything Goes
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge # 193: Do You Hear What I Hear?
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September: Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Choose R or E or D
(Red, Ribbon,Embossing)
The Christmas Challenge # 41: Bingo
(Ribbon - Digi - Gems)