Thursday, March 31, 2016

Fun with Tags.

As my readers probably already know, I LOVE making tags!
I've had some time recenlty to make some new tags to be added to homemade cookies or cakes.
I made a few sets to give my sister for Christmas along with a mixer and it was time to make some for my shop:
Since I couldn't decide if it was better in green or in red, I made a red set too:

Which one is best?
And this time there's the Italian version too!
The graphic is from Winchester Lambourne, isn't it gorgeous?
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
These tags are for sale in my Etsy shop. If you can't find them or if you would like them in a different color or size, please contact me and I'll be able to prepare something just for you.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 17 - Color Challenge.

Oops... I've just realized I didn't post my card for our Christmas Card Challenge on Sunday!
Well, if it's not too late, we have a color challenge this week:
These fantastic colors:

Which I turned into this:

I chose Jill - Spirit of Christmas from Tiddly Inks, colored with Copics and a touch of glitter. I used papers, pearls and rhinestones from my stash
They're so sweet!!!
You've still a few days to take part in this challenge, can't wait to see what you create!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge # 68: Use Your Stash (papers, pearls and rhinestones)
This card is for sale in my Etsy shop, please contact me if you are interested.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

I Love Little Notebooks!

I've recently enjoyed myself creating some little notebooks, perfect to be tacked away in the bag or in the car.
I had already made a few but I wanted to make some more.
I reached for my patterned paper stash, for some die cuts and stamps and made these:
This one is probably my favourite, with this funny fish from Taws.
Then, one perfect for a little girl:

made with one of my stamps from There She Goes.
Something yummy for the food lover:

made with a cupcake die cut I had in my stash.
Then, the last one you may remember from some time ago:

made with a fawn (or deer?) die cut I bought somewhere around the web a long time ago.
I LOVE to see my collection on the desk this morning!
These notebooks are for sale in my Etsy shop. Please contact me if you need help in locating them.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 16 - Photo Challenge.

Happy Spring!
Although it's not yet 8 o'clock in the morning, the sun shines and it seems it's going to be a beautiful day!
Here we are with a new Christmas Card Challenge and with a new photo inspiration:
In detail: kraft and white ornaments:

This is my card:

I chose a bright green card which I covered with a kraft cardstock with green dots from DCWV.
I then cut two ornaments with a Lawn Fawn dies from a cardstock by First Edition and added tiny rhinestones around the sentiment.
Although it's not my typical kind of card it's been funny to make it!
Have a look here on the challenge blog to see if you are a winner from last week and to check the beautiful cards from the DT.
This card is for sale in my Etsy shop. Please, contact me if you are interested.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Around the World.

Good morning!
Today I'd like to show you one of my lastest creations with one of my favourite themes: travels!
This is the card:
I again reached for my Broken Box Stock file and found this lovely globe. I colored it with Copics, added papers from October Afternoon (Travel Girl) and a pretty clip to hold notes and sentiment.
I always dream of travelling somewhere when I make these cards!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge # 122: Any Shape
Crafty Friends Challenge # 27: Anything Goes
Scrap N' Challenge March Challenge: Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenge # 61: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge # 09:  Anything Goes
This card is for sale. You can find it in my Etsy shop. Please, contact me if you need help!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

My Favourite Chef!

I'm here today to show a new creation with Pierre, the adorable chef from Bugaboo Stamps.
You may remember my Christmas Recipe Notebook from a few weeks ago (you can read all about it here) and some new stickers that my Instagram followers may have spotted. Now I have another super cute creation:
He is Chef Pierre Platter from Bugaboo mounted on a plaque decorated with an old paper from Best Creation with a post-it pad glued next to him.
I have a shopping list hanging in my kitchen and I find it very useful... even if it's not as cute as this one... I should make a new one for me too!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge: Bright and Cheery
Clear It Out Challenge: Theme: Anything Goes / Stash: Patterned Paper over a Year Old
This shopping list is for sale in my Etsy shop. If you are interested and cannot find it, please contact me and I'll be pleased to help.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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

Here I ame again with some fresh inspiration for our CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for March!
This is my card:
I chose another image from Bugaboo Stamps, our generous sponsor: Santa Ornaments. I colored him with Copics and glitter and mounted him on a card base from a local shop. A velvet ribbon and some rhinestones give a special touch.
Don't forget to check my teamies' cards here on the challenge blog!!!
Just another 15 days and we'll be in April!!! Can't wait to leave these ugly winter months behind!
This card is for sale in my Etsy shop. If you're interested and cannot find it, please conact me.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 15 - Anything Goes.

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

I colored this cute snail from Lelo Designs ages ago and I finally made a card with it!
The card base is from a local shop. Then I added pearls and my fav ribbon embellished with a button.
Maybe colors are a bit unusual for Christmas but I like to change every now and then!
Don't forget to have a look on the challenge blog to see the amazing creations from the DT and to check if you're a winner from last week!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
This card is for sale. If you cannot find it in my Etsy shop, please contact me.

Friday, March 11, 2016

The Wedding Season is Fast Approaching.

Thinking about upcoming events, I realized that May is not too far and that it was a good thing to start making some new wedding cards.
The first is this one:
In my files she's called "the thin bride" because she's so thin and elegant but her "true" name is actually a bridesmaid: Bridesmaid Toodle from Broken Box.
I used to be in their DT and I enjoyed every minute of it. I still look through their image when I need to make a new card.
Their toodles are absolutely adorable and their brides are no exception!
I colored her with Copics and used two papers from DCWV as background. I then needed to add two tiny pearls as earrings!
This card is for the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge # 353: International Women's Day
This card is for sale in my Etsy shop. If you cannot find it or if you'd like it in other colors, please contact me and I'll be pleased to create something just for you!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A Guest Designer Spot for Crafting by Designs.

I'm pretty excited this morning because I've been asked to join Crafting by Designs for this week's challenge.
The theme is Monochromatic and I made this card:
These coffee cups are from the Coffee Lovers digi stamps set from Drawn with Character.
I colored them with just a shade of neutrals and assembled the card with papers from Dovecraft.
I've a few projects with these cups on my desk, all waiting to be finished! Can't wait to have some time to complete them!
Thank you Crafting by Designs for this wonderful opportunity!
 I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Clear It Out! Challenge: Anything Goes/Patterned Paper Over a Year Old
Sparkles Monthly Challenge # 77: Something for the Males
This card is for sale in my Etsy shop. If you are interested, please contact me.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 14 - Color Challenge.

Happy Sunday!
We are back with a new color challenge here at Christmas Card Challenges!
In detail:

This is my card:

I chose this adorable Susi's First Snow from Marina Neira back in 2014 (!) and I still hadn't made anything with her.
These colors inspired me to finally make a card!
Background papers are from Doodlebug and she is colored with Copics of course!
She's lovely!
My teamies have made gorgeous cards this week as usual, check them all here!
Thank you very much for sharing your creations with us last week. you can find winners here!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge: Feature a Creature
This card is for sale. Please, send me a convo if you can't find it in my shop.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Butterflies and Birthday.

I've been noticing that I often add butterflies to my cards.
Whether it's a children card or a more grown-up one, butterflies always help me adding little details and bring in lots of cheer.
I've found a digi stamp in my archive which has a girl and butterflies all in one image!
I couldn't keep myself from making a new card!
She's Butterfly Toodle from Broken Box Stock, colored with Copics and mounted on a background paper from Bella Blvd.
I couldn't add any additional butterfly around my toodle but I had plenty of space near the bow to add two die cuts I found in my stash!
A girly spring-y birthday!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
This card is for sale in my Etsy shop. If you are interested but cannot find it, please convo me and I'll be happy to help!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Hello There!

I'm surrounded by unfinished projects... I'd like to make all the things I have in mind but (luckily?) custom orders force me to leave them aside and work on something else.
At least, I managed to finish one of the projects I had been working on recently.
I've tried to make some sneak peeks on Instagram of the coloring and creating process. Being a newbie, I wanted to learn a bit more about the way Instagram works and, thanks to my daughter, I've also found a way to add some details to my pics.
Anyway, here's my project:
These sweet gnomes are from MFT stamps and I've had them for a little while so time has come to make something out of them.
I've found these little signs/magnets in my stash and yes, they are perfect for the gnomes!
I covered each sign with a bright patterned paper from October Afternoon, I colored the gnomes with my Copics and assembled everything adding a small wording and, of course, two tiny pearls.
I love them! They talk about spring and garden time!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Melonheadz Friends Challenge: Include an Animal (the little snail)
The ABC Challenge: C is for Cute
 These magnets are for sale in my Etsy shop. If you can't locate them, please ask!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for March.

March already!
As usual it's Anything Goes and as usual we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.
Instead of making a card, this month I've opted for something different:
A recipe book!
I chose the adorable Chef Pierre - Test and colored him with Copics.
Background paper is from American Crafts.
I opted for a Christmas-sy palette of green and red which happens to be also the colors of our flags.
I love Chef Pierre! It's not my first creation with one of these digis and I always find him so cute!
We can't wait to see what you create for next Christmas!
If you need some inspiration, have a look here to see the Amazing creations from the DT!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
This booklet is available in my Etsy shop in two versions. If you are interested and cannot find it, please contact me and I'll be pleased to help!