Thursday, December 31, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 344 - Anything Goes.

Welcome to our last C.R.A.F.T. Challenge of the year!
 
This week it's Anything Goes!
 
And I opted for... Halloween!
 
 
This cute ghost is Boo Willie from Scrapper's Delights mounted on a printed paper from Pink Petticoat.
 
We have lots of inspiration here on the blog for you, don't forget to have a look and to check if you're a winner from last week!
 
This is also my last challenge for C.R.A.F.T.: after 2 years of fun and exciting challenges I've decided to step down from the team. I'm a bit sad, I'll surely miss my weekly card and post!
 
I want to wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 343 - New.

Merry Christmas!
 
Even if it's Christmas Eve , we have a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge for you today and the theme is NEW!
 
This is my card:
 
 
I have thought of someone who is starting a new adventure opening a bakery and chosen this adorable stamp from Scribbles Designs: Bakery. I've colored it with Copics and mounted it on a paper from Dovecraft.
 
We have created very beautiful cards to inspire you: have a look at them here on our challenge blog!
 
And again, I'd like to wish you a very merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 342 - Thank You.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week our theme is "Thank You" and this is my project:
 
 
These tags are from The Cutting Café (Long Sentiments Tags) which I printed on a paper from Pink Petticoat.
Perfect to add to a gift or a bunch of flowers to say "Thank You" to a special person.
 
Have a look here to see the wonderful projects from our Dt and to check our great sponsors for this challenge!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for December - Mid-Month Inspiration.

I can't believe we're just two weeks from 2016... I hate how December flies!
 
Anyway, I'm here today to give you some more inspiration for our CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for December!
 
 
This cutie is Stocking Mouse from Bugaboo Stamps mounted on a card I found in a local shop.
 
There's more inspiration here on the blog and there's still two weeks to enter our Challenge for December! Don't miss the opportunity to win images from Bugaboo!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: Y is for Youngsters
Animal Challenge # 33: Christmas Animals
 


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Cards Challenge # 2 - Color.

Welcome to a new Christmas Cards Challenge!
 

What about these great colors? Very Christmassy yet so fresh!
 
 
This is my card:

 
I've recently subscribed to the new 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps Club and this was one of November images and my favourite!
The colors for the challenge were perfect to make a card with this adorable little gnome, I only regret I didn't print her bigger!
Papers are from American Crafts and colors are obviously Copics.
 
We are taking a break for a couple of weeks to enjoy festivities so we'll be back in the New Year with a new, exciting challenge!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: Y for Youngsters
A Gem of a Challenge # 159: Anything Christmas Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes Christmas
Polka Doodles Challenge # 49: Traditional Christmas

Thursday, December 10, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 341 - Christmas.

With just two weeks to go, there's still time to make some Christmas cards and enter them in our Challenge!
 
It's all about Christmas here at C.R.A.F.T. and we're happy to see what you create!
 
I decided to make some tags for this week:
 
 
I had this super-cute Make it Snappy - Skelekinz Merry Christmas from Bugaboo to work with and I thought it was perfect to make some simple tags.
I -of course - colored them with my Copics.
Although I'm not a creepy person at all, I love this little girl: she's smiling and her skull-shaped baubles are even cute!
 
Can't wait to see what you create in these last weeks before the big day!


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 1 - Photo Inspiration.

Welcome to Challenge # 1 here at Christmas Card Challenges!
 
We have new DT members (you can meet them here) and new exciting themes for our challenges!
 
This week it's particularly funny:
 
 
Santa nails! Aren't they Amazing? I'm too lazy to paint my nails but I'd like to wear these for Christmas!!!

 
Inspired by Santa's suit, I made these tags:

 
I cut the tags from red cardstock and added details with black and yellow cardstock and tiny buttons. What do you think?
 
As usual, have a look here on the challenge blog to see the wonderful creations of the DT!
 
 


Thursday, December 3, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 340 - Color Combo.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
We have a color combo for you this week:
 
 
In detail:

 
This is my card:
 
 
This cute owl is Christmas Owl from The Paper Shelter colored with Copics.
Paapers are from First Edition.
 
Have a look here to see last week's Top 3 (it was my turn to choose!) and of course our winners!
And don't forget to have a look at our DT's fantastic projects!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Challenge: W is for Wishes
Animal Friends Challenge # 33: Christmas / New Year
Come and Get It Challenge: Anything Goes with a Sentiment


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for December.

 
For this month's challenge I chose Santa Clause from Bugaboo, our super-sponsor!
 
 
I wanted to give my card a vintage look and used papers from First Edition and a neutral ribbon with a little bell tied in.
 
The ladies in the team have made such beautiful cards: don't miss them! Have a look here!
We are also looking for an additional DT member! If you are interested, read all about it on the challenge page!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge # 158: Inspired by a Christmas Song (Santa Claus Is Coming to Town)
Star Stampz Challenge: Lots of Layers
 
 
 
 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas Cards Challenge # 52 - Anything Goes.

Welcome to our Christmas Card Challenge #52!
 
It's Anything Goes again this week:
 
 
This is my card:

 
I've had this flamingo from Digital Delights for a while and thought it was perfect to make a Christmas card with some unusual colors.
Papers are from Toga.
 
Well, this is our last challenge for 2015. Next week it'll be our first challenge for 2016 so don't miss our post on Sunday to see what's going on!
 
If you played with us last week (we had a fab numer of entries, thank you) have a look here to see if you're a winner.
And don't forget to have a look at our blogs too!
          Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia

Thursday, November 26, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 339 - Winter.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week we have a theme which is perfect for this period of the year: Winter!
 
After a long warm fall, we are now freezing so it's been easy to create my project this week:
 
 
She is one of the cuties from Whoopsi Daisy which I colored with my Copics matching the tag.
I think it's time for me to start using my winter hats...
 
If you played along last week, here's the list of winners and Top 3. A bit late but you can find the Star of the Month for October here.
 
And if you need inspiration or simply want to see beautiful cards, have a look here to see what my teamies have created.
 
 


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 51 - Anything Goes.

Happy Sunday!
 
Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week is Anything Goes:
 
 
and this is my card:

 
While searching for a clipart through the internet, I stumbled across a website which offers very cute freebies: Homemade Preschool.
This digi is Tree Man Singing which I printed in different sizes to make this caroling trio.
You know how I love carolers and this tree is perfect for my collection!
I colored them with Copics and lots of stickles glitter glue on their hats and mounted them on a paper from American Crafts.
It's incredible that Christmas will be here in a month!
 
If you entered our Ho Ho Ho Challenge last week, have a look here to see if you're one of the winners!
You'll also find lots of inspiration from our DT:
 Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge # 145: Anything Goes + One Sentiment
 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 338 - Christmas Presents.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week it's all about Christmas again: Christmas presents!
 
This is my card:
 
 
This lucky girl behind the gifts is Gift Giving Susie from Digital Delights, colored with Copics and mounted on a paper from Helz Cuppleditch.
 
Have a look here to check our DT's creations and here to check winners and Top 3 from Challenge # 337.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 50 - Photo Inspiration.

* * * This is my second post today, scroll down to see my post for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November * * *
 
Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We have a photo to inspire you this week:
 
 
An adorable Santa!

 
And I made these tags:
 
 
The image is from Pink Petticoat, colored with copics and mounted on red cardstock to make cute little tags.
 
In need of more inspiration? Please, check here to see what my teamies have created or check their blogs:

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November - Mid-Month Inspiration.

I can't believe December will be here in 15 days!
 
As we are in mid-November, here's my card for the mid-month inspiration for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra:
 
 
I chose Winter Penguin Trio from our super-sponsor Bugaboo Stamps. I colored the image with my Copics and, as background paper, I chose one that came free in a magazine.
 
If you need more inspiration, have a look here and don't forget to enter our November challenge here!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: W for Wild Thing
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: Winter Activities
 
 


Thursday, November 12, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 337 - Christmas.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week we have our monthly Christmas challenge: just a few weeks and Christmas is here!
 
This is my card:
 
 
This digi is from Wags & Whiskers and is called Purrfect Day. It's actually not a Christmas stamp but I loved the idea to turn it into a card for cat lovers.
Papers are from American Crafts.
I opted for classic Christmas colors for this card and i love how it turned out!
 
Have a look here to see if you're a winner of our challenge # 336 or here for more inspiration.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenge:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Christmas Critters
A Gem of a Challenge # 157: Christmas Critters


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Christmas Cards Challenge # 49 - Anything Goes.

Welcome to a new Christmas Cards Challenge!
 
 
The theme this week is Anything Goes and this is my card:

 
This adorable dog is Odd Dog - Mug of Tea from  Lili of the Valley.
I had just bought this cutie and I wanted to use it immediately so I used red and green to make it more Christmassy. Background papers are from My Mind's Eye.
 
If you need some inspiration, check here my teamies creations or go to our individual blogs:
Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 
Don't forget that we have a DT Call going on! If you want to join an amazing team, click here to read everything about the call!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: V is for Very Cute
Scrapping4fun Challenge # 53: Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Thursday, November 5, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 336 - Sketch.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
We have a sketch for you this week:
 
 
In detail:

 
This is my card:
 
 
I turned the sketch to accomodate my image which was larger than longer.
 
This cutie is Leonard Pig Blowing Bubbles from DRS Designs, colored with Copics and mounted on a paper from from Kesi'art.
 
Have a look at our blog to see what the other DT members have made this week!
 
Can't wait to see what you create with this sketch!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Christmas Cards Challenge # 48 - Color.

* * This is my second post today. Please scroll down for my GDT card for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November * *
 
Welcome to a new Christmas Cards Challenge!
This week we have fabulous colors to inspire you:
 
 
In detail:

 
This is my card:

 
I'm so happy to share my very first card with one of My Favorite Things stamps: Santa's Elves! They are from Birdie Brown, one of my favorite designers: I loved her digi stamps, her stamps from There She Goes and now I've finally one of her MFT stamps!
I'm also a fan of elves and I enjoyed myself so much coloring and making this card!
 
Can't wait to use the other elves in the collection...
 
You can see the other cards from my fellow DT members here.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: V is for Very Cute
The ABC Challenge: U is for Unlimited (Anything Goes)
 
 
 
 

Great news! CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November.

I've great news to share with you this morning: I've been asked to join CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra as GDT for the months of November and December!
 
I always enter my cards in this challenge so it's an honour to be on the other side for a couple of months though I'll miss the chance to enter the challenge!
 
This is my card:
 
 
This super sweet digi is Deer Duo from Bugaboo colored with Copics.
The background paper is from ModaScrap (an Italian brand which makes gorgeous papers) while the paper behind the deers is from Pink Petticoat.
 
As I often choose an image for the details, I chose this for her necklace and earrings for which I used tiny pearls.
 
Have a look here to meet the other GDT and to see al the fab cards the team made for this challenge!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Sparkles Challenge # 73: Pearls and/or Lace
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Anything Goes for Christmas

Thursday, October 29, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenges # 335 - Not Square or Rectangle.

Good morning and welcome to an exciting new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week we don't want to see square or rectangle cards but shaped ones!
 
I opted for a round card and this is what I made:
 
 
The card blank is from Papermania covered with a Bella Boulevard paper.
The digi stamps are from Melonheadz (from the Sara's Reach for the Stars collection) and are colored with Copics.
I really like how my card turned out, perfect for a little girl full of dreams!
 
Have a look at all the beautiful cards from the DT here on the challenge blog page.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge # 118: Use the Color Blue

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 47 - Anything Goes.

It's Anything Goes again here at Christmas Card Challenges!
 
 
I digged in my craft stash and found an old stamp I've never used:

 
It's from There She Goes, one of the last stamp sets I bought before the shop closed.
It's colored with Copics and glitter. Papers are from Echo Park.
 
Have a look here to see if you're a winner of our last challenge and don't forget to check my fellow DT's blogs and see their beautiful creations!

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs October Challenge: Getting Ready for Christmas
 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 4 - Blcak + White + Another Color.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week we ask you to use only three colors: black, white plus one color of your choice.
 
I chose pink and this is my card:
 
 
My image is Sending Moo Hugs from Spyder's Other Corner colored with Copics and mounted on a striped paper from DCVW.
 
Have a look here to see the fab creations from the DT!


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 46 - Photo Inspiration.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
Thank you to all those who entered last week, your cards were all fab!
 
This week we have a photo to inspire you;
 
 
Santa and reindeers!

 
And this is my card:

 
I chose a digi stamp from Drawn with Character: Happy Holly Daze Santa and Rudolph in a Chimney. Papers are from Toga.
 
You'll find all DT creations here on the blog (together with last week's winner and Top 3) or in our personal blogs: 

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Firends Challenge # 16: Use Gems and/or Pearls
Southern Girls Challenge: Let's Celebrate
 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

How Sweet!

Good afternoon!
Today I'd like to show you something a bit different from my usual cards: a little plaque with key hooks.
 
 
I bought this wood key hanger some time ago and I decided to decorate it with paper instead of painting it.
 
Paper is from Echo Park while the Mommy and Baby Bird digi stamp is from Drawn with Character, colored with Copics and just a touch of glitter in the flower. The banner is a stamp from Paper Smooches.
 
Aren't they sweet?
 
 


Thursday, October 15, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 333 - Christmas.

I'm late again, I'm sorry but this morning I left too early to write a post and I've just come back home.
 
Well, this week we have a Christmas challenge here at C.R.A.F.T.!
 
This is my card:
 
 
I used this adorable bear digi stamp from Stitchy Bear Stamps: it's called Cartoon Polar Bear Holding a Gift colored with Copics and glitter. The background paper is from Bella Boulevard.
 
Did you play with us last week? Have a look here to see if you're one of our winners!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
 
 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Card for a Sketch Challenge.

Good morning!
Today I'm happy to show you a new card I've just finished:
 
 
I colored the image this past summer but I couldn't find a way to use it in a card. It's Lucky Birdbrain Chick from From the Heart Digital Stamps colored with my Copics.
The other day I saw the sketch challenge at From the Heart and... voilà, I found the way to use my chick! I wanted it to be the focus of the card and this sketch was perfect.
 
This is the sketch:
with a twist: CAS with paper strips (by the way, a great way to use those paper scraps I NEVER throw away!).
 
I love this cute lucky chick!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
 
 
 

Monday, October 12, 2015

I'm Back with my Monster!

Today I've had some time to create a new card for the latest Your Next Stamp Challenge using my fav stamp again!
 
This is the sketch to follow:
 
 
And this is the color combination:

 
This time I wanted to use both the sketch and the colors and this is my card:

 
I stamped some little monsters with Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender ink to create the backgorund, then one little monster in black. She's colored with Copics and adhered with pop dots because I wanted her to pop out of the card.
She's from the Silly Monsters 2 set of stamps from Your Next Stamp.
I always love her!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenge:
 


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Christmas card Challenge # 45 - Anything Goes.

Happy Sunday!
 
It's time for a new challenge here at Christmas Card Challenges!
We have Anything Goes this week:
 
 
This is my card:
 
 
This lovely stamp is my latest purchase from Star Stampz: Christmas Star. I fell in love with this little girl looking at her tall tree!
The sentiment is from a Pennyblack set of clear stamps.
 
Have a look here to see the wonderful creations from the DT or check them here:

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Star Stampz Challenge: Add a Sentiment