Sunday, August 30, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 39 - Anything Goes.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We have Anything Goes again this week!
 
 
And this is my card:

 
I wanted to try a new technique this week: watercolors for the background. I must say I'm quite happy with the result although the paper I chose didn't remain flat and the card did not end up as I had in mind!
 
 
Have a look at all the creations from the team:
                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 
Can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 326 - Back to School.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week the theme is "Back to School".
Although here in Italy schools start on Sept. 15, school is already in the air.
 
I chose a cute critter to celebrate the Back to School theme:
 
 
It's Toby's Tasty Treat from Wags & Whiskers.
Originally, it has a cupcake on his tail but I changed it into an apple to follow the school theme.
I colored it with Copics and mounted it on a background paper from DCWV.
The banner is from Paper Smooches, the sentiment is from There She Goes.
 
You can find winners from last week here where you can also find tons of inspiration from our amazing DT!


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 38 - Anything Goes.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week it's Anything Goes again!
 
 
This is my card:

 
This is the second High Hopes stamp from Annie Lang I bought from Stamp and Create.
As I told you last week (you can read my post here), Annie Lang is my favourite artist and I longed to own some of her cute stamps.
He's Santa's Gift and I colored him with Copics and lots of glitter. Background papers are from Papermania.
It was difficult to choose just one stamp from the Christmas collection, but this Santa is SO cute I couldn't leave him in the shop!!
 
If you entered last week's challenge, check winner and Top 3 here. You can also find some inspiration from DT cards. As usual, here's the links to our DT's own blogs:
 
       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia

Thursday, August 20, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 325 - Fantasy.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week it's all about Fantasy!
 
Although I'm not a fan of the genre, I've had great fun in working with this dragon:
 
 
It's In a Flap from Doctor Digi: I colored it with Copics and mounted it ona piece of scrap paper (the last one sigh!) perfect for my fantasy card.
 
Have a look here to see the fab cards made by my fellow DT members!
And of course, check here last week's winners and Top 3!


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 37 - Photo Inspiration.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We have a photo to inspire you this week:
 
 
In detail:

 
And this is my card:

 
I chose this cute cookie, a freebie from Drawn with Character, and matched it with a striped paper from First Edition.
 
Simple and with very unusual colors for Christmas!
 
Have a look here to see if you are a winner from last week and, if you're looking for more inspiration, have a look at our DT personal blogs: 

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

Thursday, August 13, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 324 - Christmas Animal.

Welcome to our monthly Christmas challenge here at C.R.A.F.T.!
 
This time it's a special Christmas challenge because it's about Christmas animals!
 
This is my card:
 
 
The image is Winter Birds on a Limb from Bugaboo colored with Copics and glitter. I had this old stripe of paper in my stash which matched perfectly the colors of the birds.
 
We have great cards and inspiration for you this week, have a look here to see them all!


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

From the Heart Stamps DT Call.

Good morning!
 
From the Heart Stamps is having a DT Call and I've just finished a card to submit:
 
 
She is Blowing Kisses and you can find her in the shop. I colored her with Copics and added Stickles glitter.
 
Isn't she super sweet?
 
Wish me good luck for the call!


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Christmas Cards Challenge # 36 - Anything Goes.

It's Anything Goes again here at Christmas Cards Challenges!
 
 
This is my card:

 
I chose a Pennyblack hedgehog as main image and neutrals as background colors.
Pennyblack hedgehogs are a favourite of mine and I've had this for a long time so I'm happy to see it come to life in a card!
 
If you need more inspiration, have a look here on the challenge blog or you can head directly to our DT main blogs: 

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

Thursday, August 6, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 323 - Back to School.

It's Thursday and we're back with a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week we have a recipe for you:
 
 
1 image, 2 shapes, 3 papers and 4 embellishments.
 
I made this card:

 
My image is  Percy the Pirate Parrot from Trimgym.
Then I added my 2 shapes (the heart and the star) and my 3 papers from DCWV.
And, last but not least since I rarely make a card without them, 4 rhinestones in the corners.
Isn't is a good recipe?
 
Now it's your turn to make a project, we can't wait to see what you create!
Have a look here to see more creations from the DT and to check last week's winners and Top 3.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Your Next Stamp Challenge # 19.

I've finally managed to find some time to prepare a card to enter one of my fav challenges: Your Next Stamps Sketch & Color Challenge!
  
This is the sketch for Challenge # 19
 
 
And this is my card:

 
I've recently treated myself with a couple of stamps from High Hopes featuring Annie Lang designs. I've always been a fan of Annie, I think I have all her painting books and tons of painted items featuring her elves and bees around the house.
This is Chilling Charlie colored with Copics and positioned on a paper from Graphic45.
 
The neon green dots on the card are a gift from my daughter. She bought them while on holiday in the UK and they are fantastic! I couldn't wait to use them! She also bought a neon pink set!!! She knows me well!
 
This card is for the following challenges:
 
 


Monday, August 3, 2015

Not Just Cards Challenge # 23 - Anything Goes.

Welcome to a new challenge here at Not Just Cards!
 
As usual, it's Anything Goes!
 
We have great sponsors this month and I chose to work with Milk & Coffee.
This is my card:
 
 
She is the lovely Lisbeth Rides a Ladybug colored with Copics and mounted on papers from My Mind's Eye (Alphabeth Soup).
She's so happy and cute on her ladybug!
 
My teamies have created FABULOUS projects this month!
Have a look here to see them all!


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 35 - Color Inspiration.

Happy Sunday!
 
Welcome back to our weekly Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We are having a Color Inspiration Challenge this week, with very sweet colors:
 
 
In detail, they are fab pastel colors:

 
which I translated into this card:

 
She is Amalia's Joy Banner from Dilly Beans Stamps, a digi stamp I won a while ago and which I'm happy to have used at last!
I chose light green as main color for my card and also added some glitter to make it sparkle!
 
Have a look at my teamies' creations:
                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 
And check here if you are one of the winner's from last week's challenge!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges: