Thursday, April 30, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 309 - Charm / Metal.

Good morning!
Our new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge is about charms or metal embellishments: take out your precious boxes of little charms and add them to your card!
If you are like me, you must have a little box full of charms... I tend to forget to add them to my cards but I love looking at them!
This is my card for this week:
This cute snowman is from OddballArtCo and is called Silly Chilly Stan.
My metal/charm piece is a little bell I found in my little box of charms, I thought it was perfect for the theme of this card.
OddballArtCo is one of our great sponsors this week: check the others here together with the beautiful cards from the DT.
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge # 28: Theme: Kids / Stash: Paper and Bell
The Christmas Challenge # 47: Use a Digi Stamp

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Flying By...

Good morning!
It's Wednesday and for me it means a new creation with a 2 Cute Ink stamp!
This week I've chosen the super-sweet and super-fluffy Bunny Balloon:
I've colored it with Copics and mounted it on a background panel from Jessica Sawyer (you can find it here) by means of 3D dots. I then stamped a few seagulls here and there.
May 1st is coming: don't forget to sign up for 2 Cute Ink newsletter and you'll receive a freebie!
And if you want to make a card, enter our 2 Cute Ink Challenge: it's Anything Goes! Easy, right?
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Monday, April 27, 2015

2 Cute Ink Challenge # 128 - Anything Goes.

Hello again!
There's a new challenge over at 2 Cute Ink with an easy-peasy theme: Anything Goes!
For this challenge we worked with this adorable digi:
Chihuahua Doodle available in 2 Cute Ink shop. Isn't it sweet?!
I made a cute mini card:

Don't forget to sign up for 2 Cute Ink newsletter: on May 1st a new freebie will be sent to all subscribers! I can't wait to see it!
And, if you entered our latest challenge, check winners here!
Well, I can't wait what you create this time!

Not Just Cards Challenge # 18 - Anything Goes.

Godd morning!
Welcome to a new Not Just Cards Challenge: as usual it's Anything Goes, so every theme is okay for us!
I chose to get ready in advance and chose a Halloween theme.
Today, weather is terrible: it rains, it's dark and cold so it's perfect to talk about Halloween!
This is my card:
This pretty witch is Witch Broom Skull from FaeryInk mounted on some of my oldest Halloween papers (I'm sorry, no brand name on the scraps). I colored her with Copics and added some hearts: she's too pretty and she needed hearts!
FaeryInk is one of the sponsors this week: check here to see the other fab sponsors we have and be inspired by our DT creations!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 21 - Anything Goes.

Good morning and welcome to the last Christmas Card Challenge of the month!
This week the theme is "Anything Goes":
I decided to make some tags:
The paper is from Echo Park while the lamp is Light Post in Winter from Eat Cake Graphics.
Quick and easy tags for special gifts!
Have a look here to see if you are a winner from last week's challenge and to see all the beautiful creations from the DT!

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

Thursday, April 23, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 308 - Make Your Own Embellishment.

Here we are with a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
This week we challenge you to make your own embellishment.
This is my card:
This lovely rabbit is s.s. Hoppity from Robyn's Fetish colored with Copics.
My handmade embellishment is very simple this time: I cut some black cardstock and made the seagulls which I now realize are not black...
Need inspiration? Have a look here to see the amazing creations from the DT!
I can't wait to see what kind of handmade embellies you create!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Good morning!
It's a bright sunny day today, the perfect weather to show you one of my latest cards:
I've had some time free from orders and DT work so I colored a few images I had around for ages and this is one of them.
She is Solly Tude from Tiddly Inks (I have a digital stamp which I cannot find in the shop, but there's the clear stamp here if you are interested).
I colored her with fresh, spring-y colors and made a very simple mini card. The background is stamped with tiny hearts.
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge # 307: Quick and Easy Does It
Crafty Caz Challenge # 275: It's a Girl Thing
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 20 - Inspiration.

Are you ready for some inspiration?
This is the theme we have for our new Christmas Card Challenge:
This is my card:

These super-sweet gingerbread are from Pink Cat Studio. I've had them for ages and this was the perfect occasion to dust them off and make a card!
I colored them with Copics and mounted them on a piece of scrap paper I found in my stash.
For more inspiration  have a look here and on our DT blogs:
                        Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge # 76: Anything Goes + Use a Punch or Die (Punched Heart)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 307 - Christmas.

It's Christmas again at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges!
I've already made 25 Christmas cards since January and we're only in April!
This time I opted for something a little bit different...
I really long for summer and this Surfin' Santa from Stitchy Bear Stamps is a perfect match: Christmas... at the seaside!
Colored with Copics, my Santa is mounted on Toga papers.
In case you're totally out of inspiration for your Christmas cards this week, have a look here on the blog and check the Amazing creations from the DT!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Monster Wedding.

On Sunday I attended a lovely wedding.
One of my high-school mates decided it was time to say yes and I was lucky enough to be one of her guests.
It was a lovely wedding, very simple yet very emotional.
The bride and groom were perfect, the sun was shining and we all really enjoyed it very, very much.
Yesterday, I was having a look at Your Next Stamp Challenge blog and all of a sudden I had an idea: I could turn my beloved monsters into a bride and a groom.
No, not that they remind me of my friends but the sketch was perfect for what came to my mind.
This is the sketch:
And this is my card:

They are Silly Monsters 2 from Your Next Stamp colored with just a touch of Copics for I wanted her to be white as if she was wearing a wedding dress.
I added a little bow tie to make him more elegant.
I always love these monsters!
I'd like to enter the following challenge:

Monday, April 13, 2015

2 Cute Ink Challenge #127 - Baby.

Hello again!
Welcome to a new 2 Cute Ink Challenge!
We have a Baby theme for you this fortnight and we feature this super-cute digi stamp:
This is my card:
And this is another one:

It's Baby Eli the Elephant from 2CuteInk shop on Etsy which I colored with Copics.
I couldn't decide whether to make a card for a baby girl or a baby boy, so I made one each. Luckily I had both a light blue and a light pink card blanks!
Isn't it cute??
My teamies have made the cutest cards this week, check them here!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Alcohol Markers or Distress Inks
(Copics, I love the possibility to shade them but I must confess I have never tried Distress Inks for the are not as easily available in my town)
Di's Digistamps Challenge: Include an Animal
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Children's Cards
The Cutie Pie Challenge # 86: All About the Boys

Not Just Cards Challenge # 17 - Anything Goes.

Welcome to a new Not Just Cards Challenge!
As usual, it's Anything Goes.
This is my creation:
They are part of the super-cute Daniel's Sweetheart set from DeeDee Digis, colored with Copics and mounted on a chipboard plaque covered with a paper from Papermania.
The banner is made with a Paper Smooches stamp.
I love their little feet with boots!
Have a look here on the blog to see the inspiring creations of my teamies and, if you entered our last challenge, check if you are a winner!
Can't wait to see your creations! They're always amazing!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 19 - Travel.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
This week we chose travel as the theme for our creations:
We want to see anything travel-related: a sleigh or a reindeer or a car...
I chose a car:

It's from an old set from Pink Petticoat and is colored with Copics. The banner is from Paper Smooches (Streamers) and the background paper is from Lawn Fawn.
This theme is surely a favourite of mine and I can't wait to see your creations!
If you need some inspiration, have a look at what my teamies have created:

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

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs Challenge : Get Ready for Christmas
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper April Challenge: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Thursday, April 9, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 306 - White on White (Only Color Your Image).

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
This week we have a great theme for you: White on White - Color on the image only!!
This is my card:
My image is from Whoopsy Daisy colored with Copics and mounted on an embossed cardstock from Toga.
It was nice to use all this white on a card! I should do it more often!
Check what my teamies have created for this lovely challenge here on our challenge blog. You'll also find last week's winners and Top Three!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

2 Cute Ink Monthly Freebie.

Have you already signed for 2 Cute Ink newsletter?
Every 1st of the month you will receive a freebie included in the newsletter!
This month there is this sweet owl:
Isn't it lovely?
This is my card:

If you haven't yet, sign up here for the newsletter and create a card for our Facebook contest here!
We can't wait to see what you create!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge #18 - Color.

Happy Easter!
We have a new challenge for you at Christmas Card Challenges:
A color challenge!
These are colors in detail:

And this is my card:

My image is from Pepppercus-Design and is called Snow Elephant. It's colored with Copics and glitter and is positioned on a patterned paper from the DCWV Winter paper pad.
If you want to see what the DT has created with this color combo, check them here or follow them on 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: G is for Glitter
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Feature a Creature

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter!

Today I'd like to show you a card my daughter has just made for her cousins for Easter:
She chose this cute Baby Easter Bunny from my collection of 2 Cute Ink digi stamps: she loves their images and she often asks me to print one of them for her crafts!
Now that she's on her Easter break, she has found some time to finish a card: she can now use my Copics without supervision and I think she's done a great job!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Thursday, April 2, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 305 - Inspiration Picture.

Good morning!
Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
We have an inspiration picture for you today:
A Yellow flower! So spring-y!!
This is my card:

My image is Little Black Dress 1 on Mannequin from Pattie's Creations. Inspired by the flower of the picture, I added a bigger flower on the dress and colored the belt yellow to match. What an elegant dress!
The card base is the same I used last week: I checked and it's from Papermania.
Being a bit late this morning in writing this post I could check my teamies card on the challenge page and they are gorgeous!
Have a look here to see them all and to see our wonderful sponsors.