Friday, February 27, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 300 - Get Well/Simpathy/Sorry.

Good morning and welcome to our 300th Challenge here at C.R.A.F.T.!
To celebrate this, Jo has created a special minikit you can download for free here!
It's called "A Day at the Zoo" and consits of 10 papers and several animal images.
The theme for you this week is Get Well or Simpathy or Sorry cards and I opted for the last one:
He is Lovely Larry Gnome from Lacy Sunshine colored with Copics and mounted on a paper from the Neighbourwood paper pack by Helz Cuppleditch.
Lacy Sunshine is one of our fab sponsors this week!
Check here to see all our sponsors and to admire the beautiful cards by the DT.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pitbull Pup Time Two!

I've a new card featuring the cute Pitbull Pup from 2 Cute Ink stamp shop on Etsy:
I made a card last week with this pup (you can find it here) but here's a new one!
Don't forget there's still time to join Challenge # 123 at 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog.
It's a color challenge: Brown + Green + Blue. Pretty, isn't it?
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers Challenge # 285: letters of the Alphabet (D is for Dog)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 12 - Anything Goes.

Welcome to our monthly Anything Goes Challenge at Christmas Card Challenges!

Instead of a card I went for some tags:

I've had these oh-so-cute! reindeers from the Rudolph Set (DigiStamp Boutique) for ages and I wanted to use them to make some pretty tags.

If you entered our last chellenge, check here to see if you've been chosen as a winner.
And don't forget to have a look at our creations for this week! You'll find plenty of inspiration!

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

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Thursday, February 19, 2015


* * This is my second post today. Please, scroll down to read my post for C.R.A.F.T. Challenges * *
While waiting for colors to dry on a plaque I was painting for a customer, I had some time to make a card inspired by Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.
It's a color challenge inspired by gorgeous cupcakes:
Pink, white and black!
I LOVE them together, very elegant yet bright and cheery!
I immediately reached for my DCWV pad (All Dressed Up) which has exactly what I needed for this challenge: black, white and pink cardstocks!
And I made this:

I used my fav stamp ever from the Silly Monsters 2 stamp set available at Your Next Stamp.
I colored her in pink and black with a super gorgeous glittered bow!
I'd like she could be real!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
In the Pink Challenge # 63: Cute as a Button

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 299 - Clean & Simple.

Good morning!
Are you ready for a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge?
This week we have a simple one for you: Clean and Simple!
This is my card:
She is the adorable Rose digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique colored with my favourites shades of pink Copics and mounted on a pink card.
Ballerinas and pink are a perfect match for me!
The Stamping Boutique is one of our sponsors this week, check our Challenge page to see all the others!
And, of course, to be inspired by our DT creations!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Happy St. Pat's!

Although it's not a typical Italian Holiday, it's funny to work with St. Pat's images and today it's no exception.
I chose Little Leprechaun for my weekly inspiration post for 2 Cute Ink and I really enjoyed myself!
Here's my card:
Isn't he cute?
The background paper is from October Afternoon. I then added a sripe of patterned paper I found in my stash.
Quick and easy to color with my Copics and some gems to give some light and voilĂ , the card was done!
I LOVE him!
Don't forget we have a challenge going on: you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.
And if you wish to receive a free digi stamp every month, don't forget to join 2 Cute Ink newsletter (all details can be found here)!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2 Cute Ink Challenge # 123 - Color Theme: Brown, Green and Blue.

I'm a bit behind schedule with my posts but I've been struggling with both Blogger and Etsy in these past few days.
Anyway, here I am with my card for the new challenge at 2 Cute Ink.
The theme is a color scheme: Brown, Green and Blue!

This is my card:

He is the a-do-ra-ble Pitbull Pup available in 2 Cute Ink shop on Etsy.
I colored him with Copics and mounted him on brown and green cardstock matching the bandana.
The card is more light blue than green, even if it seems definitely as green as the bandana!
We can't wait to see what you create with these great colors!
And don't forget to check our challenge blog for more inspiration and to see the winners of challenge # 122!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Not Just Cards Challenge # 13 - Anything Goes.

Welcome to a new Not Just Cards Challenge!
As usual, the theme is Anything Goes and, as usual, we have great sponsors and prizes for you!
This is my project:
I've chosen Snowing Cupcakes from Imagine That! to make my Christmas Recipes book.
I've loved to add dimension with the cupcakes and to add glitter and ribbons!
Of course, I've used Copics to color the snowman while the background paper is from Pink Petticoat.
Have a look at our Challenge blog page to check if you're a winner of last week's challenge and to be inspired by the fab creations from the DT!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges # 11 - Snowman.

Good morning and welcome to this week's Christmas Card Challenge!
We have a super cute inspiration photo for you:

A snowman!

And this is my card:

I've used the lovely Selling Snowflakes digi stamp from QKR mounted on a patterned cardstock from first edition.
The team has made wonderful cards for this challenge!
Check them here to see them all or to check if you're one of last week winners!
But you can also have a look at their personal blogs:

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

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: C is for Colorful
Allsorts Challenge # 298: Any Occasion other than Birthday

Friday, February 13, 2015

My Monsters... Again!

Yes, I have a new card with my beloved Silly Monsters from Your Next Stamp!
This fortnight Your next Stamp Challenge has this sketch:
which I translated into this:

My monsters are colored with Copics as usual. Then, I cut their hands and switched their positions so they seem they're having a great fun in the sea!
While struggling with snow it was healthy to think about sunny days at the seaside!
There's also a color challenge, just in case you prefer...
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 298 - Christmas.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
It's the second week of the month and this means: Christmas!
This time it's all about Christmas with traditional colors.
Here's my card:
This cute little image is Christmas Village Tree Store from DRS Designs.
They are one of our wonderful sponsors this week with their incredible range of images.
If you entered our last challenge, check here to see if you're a winner!
We can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Cutest Panda.

Good morning!
I have one of my mini cards to share with you today featuring the cutest of pandas:
It's Good Luck Panda from 2 Cute Ink, colored with Copics and mounted on an old scrap of paper I found in my stash..
A very cute image to make a last minute card to give to someone who needs some good luck!
Don't forget!
There's still time to enter our Valentine's or Love challenge at 2 Cute Ink!
We can't wait to see more love-themed creations!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 10 - White on White.

Happy Sunday!
We have a brand new Christmas Card Challenge for you today: White on White!
It's been snowing the last couple of days and white seems the perfect word to describe what I see from the window.
This is my card for this week:
I chose a very yummy cupcake and sentiment from Pink Petticoat colored with just a touch of red and green.
I then mounted it on one of my precious Lasting Impressions cards and added lost of glitter.
If you played with us last week, check here, you might be one of the winners!
As usual, check our DT blogs for additional inspiration or just to see amazing cards! 
                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Lisa  
                                     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland Challenge: KISS - Keep it Sweet and Simple

Thursday, February 5, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 297 - Decoupage.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
It's time for e technique challenge: decoupage!
Here's my card:
I chose Thankful from SunflowerField and papers from Pink Petticoat.
I know I'm a bit out-of-season but I thought this image looked good with the decoupage technique!
I've seen great projects from my fellow DT: have a look here to see them all!
And if you played with us last week, check here if you are one of the winners and Top 3!
We can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

2 Cute Ink Challenge # 122 - Valentine/Love.

Oops... sorry... A bit late on my post for 2 Cute Ink Challenges!
Well, we are back with a new challenge! The theme is... Valentine or Love!
We played with a super-sweet new digi from 2 Cute Ink and I made this card:
They are Sweet & Salty, aren't they sweet and cute? I'll look at popcorns and salt in a totally different way from now on!
I wanted to use some of my embossed paper and, to add some colors, I chose a stripe of patterned paper I found in my stash.
The team made amazing cards with this cutie! Have a look here to see them all!
And if you played in our last challenge, check here, you may be one of the lucky winners!
We have some other gorgeous news for you!
First of all, if you haven't yet subscribed to 2 Cute Ink newsletter, you should do it now because there's a great freebie for you to grab:
Second, if you love 2 Cute Ink sweet digis, there's a sale now going on!
Don't miss the chance to grab your fav digis at half price! Check them here!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
The ABC Challenge: C is for Cupid

A Bit Late...

As you probably know I love to take part in Your Next Stamp Challenges, I haven't missed one since Challenge # 1!
This fortnight I'm a bit late with my card and with my post but here I am to show you my make!
I followed this sketch:
and made this card:

For the first time I'm not entering with one of Your Next Stamp stamps.
I planned to use one of my sweet monsters again but I thought that this digi stamp from Gerda Steiner was perfect for the sketch.
This Bunny is Bunny on the Scooter, colored with Copics and mounted on a background paper from Peebles I've recently treated myself with.
I've tried to follow the color challenge too but then I added a touch of green...
This card is for the following challenges:

Monday, February 2, 2015

It's Time for a new Freebie from 2 Cute Ink!

Have you registered for the 2 Cute Ink Newletter?
Each month you' ll receive a freebie!
This is the one for February:
Isn't it the cutest bear on the block?
For me, it was perfect for tags to be added to flowers or tied to a gift:

Pretty pink striped paper (from Pink Petticoat), some ribbon (one of my fav) and of course, the shamrock bear!
For a closer look:

Remember: to have this cute February freebie it's enough to join 2 Cute Ink newsletter. 
For even more inspiration, have a look here on 2 Cute Ink Facebook page!

Not Just Card Challenge # 12.

Good morning and welcome to a new Not Just Cards Challenge!
Thank you to all participants who entered our challenge #11: have a look here to see if yo're one of the lucky winners!
This week I have a sweet creation to show you:
She is Baker Arie from A Random Fan colored with Copics and mounted on a round chipboard plaque.
A quick and easy way to brighten mom's kitchen!
A Random Fan is one of our fabulous sponsors this week.
Check the other great sponsors here and be inspired by the DT creations!
I always love to see your projects!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 9 - Color Challenge.

This week we have a wonderful color challenge for you at Christmas Card Challenges:
Holiday Hues of greens and blues with a touch of light brown:

which I used in this card:

I've had this Pennyblack stamp for ages, their hedgehogs are my fav characters, and I'm so happy to see it in one of my cards!
The stamp is colored with Copics and the background paper is from Wild Rose Studio.
If you played with us last week, check our blog here to see if your project has been chosen as winner or Top 3 and, of course, take a moment to see the fabulous cards from the DT!
You can see them here too:

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

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Completely Christmas Challenge # 48: Anything Goes + Make a Square or Rectangular Card