Sunday, April 23, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 11 - Color Inspiration.

Happy Sunday and welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week we have some color inspiration for you:
 
 
In detail:

 
Unfortunately, this week I didn't manage to make a card... It should be the first time in 4 years but with Easter holidays and Customer orders I'm behind schedule with everything else!
 
My teamies have made gorgeous cards as usual so have a look here and be inspired!
 
Have a great week!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for April - Mid-Month Post.

Spring is in full bloom and I think we all need a bit more inspiration in order to be able to make Christmas cards!
 
Here at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra we are used to give you some mid-month inspiration and this is mine:
 
 
I chose Season's Greetings Feet from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps (they have a brand new shop, have you already checked it out?) colored with Copics.
I printed a quite big version of the stamp so I only needed a long card base and some striped paper to make my card!
 
My teamies have created very inspiring cards, have a look here to see them all!
 
Happy Easter my dear readers!


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 10 - Inspiration Photo.

 
We have an inspiration photo for you today:
 
 
A super-sweet gingerbread house!

 
Which I translated into this card:

 
I've had this rubber stamp for ages so I'm happy to use it at last! I used my watercolor pencils instead of Copics this time and added lots of glitter.
Background paper is from a magazine and the Merry Christmas sign is from a local shop.
 
As usual, we have lots of inspiration for you on the blog!


Saturday, April 1, 2017

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for April.

April!
One of my favourite months! Not only beacuse it's spring, because it's warmer and beacuse it passes by quite quickly with lots of holidays but because my birthday is in April!
 
That said, let's go back to Christmas and to our CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!
 
This is my card:
 
 
I chose DeDe Christmas Drink from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps (sorry, they are moving the shop and it seemes that this digi has not yet been listed).
Background paper is from my stash so I don't remember the brand.
 Christmas seems so far away but I love to make so many cards through the year!
 
If you need more inspiration, have a look here! There's also the winner of our March Challenge!
 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 9 - Mittens.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
It's a bright sunny morning here but we have to talk about Christmas!
 
The theme this week is: Mittens!
 
 
I made these:

 
These mittens were part of a garland but I thought they would have been perfect for papercrafts projects and this is the first one.
I love mittens and these are so cute!
 
A very quick and simple make which will add a special touch to gifts... I think I'll make more!
 
If you lack inspiration, have a look here at my teamies' creations, you'll surely be inspired!


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bee Strong!

Good afternoon!
 
I'm here today to show you a new card:
 
 
I received this super strong Bee as I entered Gerda Steiner February Challenge.
Every month I find myself anxiuosly waiting for the new image coming in my inbox, I LOVE them all!
Spring is in the air so it was a pleasure to work with these bright happy colors!
 
Background papers are from Echo Park and American Crafts, I then added the bee colored with Copics and some tiny yellow pearls.
 
I LOVE it!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenge: Things with Wings


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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

 
We have some fresh inspiration for you today.
 
This is my card:
 
 
This cute kid in his pajama is Stocking Boy from our super-sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.
Background paper is from Doodlebug while the wish list is from Echo Park.
 
I wanted to make a big and bright card, perfect for kids or for the young at heart!
 
We have lots of inspiring cards to show you, have a look here to see them all!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 8 - Silver and Gold Wrapping Paper.

Happy Sunday!
Are you ready for a new Christmas Card Challenge?
 
We have a photo to inspire you today:
 
 
In detail:

 
This is my take:

 
This little mouse was from DigiDoodle and I chose it becuase of the wrapping paper around the box which fits the theme perfectly.
 
I colored it with Copics and used a paper from First Edition as background.
 
Isn't it sweet?
 
If you entered our last challenge, have a look here to see if you are a winner and don't forget to have a look at the fab cards from the DT!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra for March.

March already? Time really flies, even if this winter has been far too long!
 
We are ready for a new CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra and this is my card:
 
 
I chose a super-cute troll from Bugaboo stamps and background papers from Doodlebug.
I wanted to make a bright and happy card, so I added rhinestones and two big pearls as earrings!
 
My teamies have made gorgeous cards, take a look here to see them all!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 7 - Color.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
It's a very sunny day here and I hope it means spring is coming soon!
 
But we have a Christmas Challenge to talk about and it's a very wintry one!
 
 
Colors!

 
While making the card colors seemed to me more light browns than greys, that's why I made this card:

 
I then looked at some of my teamies cards and noticed they used greys... so I'm sorry if it does not match (but I still see creams and light browns...).
 
Anyway, I chose these cute birds from Doodle Pantry and a background paper from First Edition.
They are so sweet!
 
Have a look here to see the (grey) cards of my teamies and last week's winner and Top 3.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: C is for Creatures (and D for dimension)
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Anything Christmas Goes


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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

Good morning and welcome to our mid-month post for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!
 
I have a new card to show you:
 
 
I chose and old stamp from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps and colored it with Copics and glitter.
I found a piece of patterned paper in my stash (sorry, I don't remember the brand) and positioned it behind the gingerbread.
 
A quick and easy make for a super-sweet card!
 
Have a look here if you need more inspiration!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
 
I've kept a card to show you today to celebrate Valentine's Day:
 
 
This adorable little pig is Piggy from Gerda Steiner Designs.
I received it as I took part in their January Challenge (but it's available in the shop in case you are interested).
I decided to make a small card with pinks and reds (background paper is from Doodlebug) and a big heart behind this cute little pig.
 
Hope you have a lovely day!
 
I'd like to entr the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenge: Love is in the Air
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge # 4: Love is all Around
Fab'n'Funky Challenge # 337: Wild About You (Love)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Christmas card Challenge # 6 - Horses in Snow.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week we have an inspiration photo for you:
 
 
In detail:

 
And this is my card:

 
I chose Sleigh Ride from Eat Cake Graphics colored with Copics and mounted on a small cards with paper from Tiger.
 
Have a look here to see the amazing cards my teamies have made for this challenge and to check winner from challenge # 5.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for February.

 
February already... so I decided to make a very romantic card, with two adorable cats:
 
 
They are Cat Love from our super-sponsor Bugaboo Stamps turned into a Christmas couple by simply adding a mistletoe and a Christmas sentiment.
Aren't they sweet? I adore them!
 
Have you already started working on your cards for Christmas 2017? This is my 9th card! And it's only February 1st!
 
Can't wait to see what you create! And if you need a bit more inspiration, have a look at our challenge blog, you won't be disappointed!
 
 
(I don't list new Christmas cards now in my Etsy shop, but if you like it, I'll be pleased to list it for you to purchase). 


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 5 - Snow.

Happy Sunday!
Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week we have a word prompt for you: SNOW!
 
 
This is my card:

 
I chose Snow Time Bear from 2CuteInk and colored it with Copics and lots of glitter!
Background paper is from DCWV.
 
Although we are freezing here in my hometown, we haven't seen snow yet and I miss it a bit!
 
Have a look here to see if you're a winner and, of course, to be inspired by our DT's creations for this new challenge!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hedgehogs in Love!

I must confess that hedgehogs have never been a passion of mine, maybe becuase it's not something we see in the big city. But now, after years of crafting, they are one of my favourite subjects!
 
You can imagine how happy I was when I saw this month's image for Gerda Steiner's Monthly Challenge: Hedgehogs Smooches!
 
This is my card:
 
 
Aren't they super-sweet?
 
I chose papers from American Crafts and made a very simple card, with unusual colors for a love-themed Valentine card.
 
Hope you like it!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
 


Monday, January 16, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 4 - Presents.

Oops... I completely forgot about my post for Christmas Card Challenges yesterday, I'm sorry!
 
anyway, we have a fab challenge for you:
 
 
Presents!


This is my card, well... my two cards:
 
 
I chose an old stamp from TSG and decided two make it in two different colorways, the most traditional Christmas ones: red and green!
 
The DT created fabulous cards this week too, have a look at them here!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: A is for Anything Goes
 
 
 


Sunday, January 15, 2017

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for January - Mid-Month Post.

Welcome to a new mid-month post for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!
 
Here's my card:
 
 
I chose Snowmen Blocks from our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps and made a very simple card, coloring the image with Copics and glitter and mounting the square to a white card.
 
My teamies have made great cards to inspire you so have a look at our challenge blog and start working on your Christmas cards... it's never too early!!
 
I'll be back soon for another Christmas-themed post!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 3 - Color Inspiration.

* * This is my second post for today, please scroll down to see my card for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for January * *
 
Again, Happy New Year!
 
We have a new challenge starting today at Christmas Card Challenges and it's a color-inspired one:
 
 
In detail:

 
This is my card:

 
This cute little Mouse with Cookie is from Gerda Steiner Designs and I chose it for I could use the colors requested for this challenge, adding an extra red touch to make it more christmassy.
 
I'm already piling cards for next Christmas!
 
If you want to play along but are lacking inspiration, have a look here to see the beautiful cards made by our team!
 
Again, I want to wish you all the best for this new year!


CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for January!

Happy 2017!
 
While still toasting and welcoming the new year, I'm ready with this very first post for 2017!
 
We have a challenge starting now at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, are you ready to start making card for next Christmas? I am!
 
This is my card:
 
 
I chose Peace Love and Joy Angel from our super-sponsor Bugaboo Stamps. I printed it on a star background paper from Pink Petticoat and colored it with Copics.
I then added the velvet ribbon, a button and lots of tiny multicolored rhinestones.
 
Have a look here to see if you are the winner of our December challenge and to be inspired by the lovely cards from the team!
 
I wish you all the best for this new year and especially Peace, Love and lots of Joy!