Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 53 - Anything Goes.

Ooops... so sorry... I forgot to post my weekly project for Christmas Card Challenges earlier this morning! 

This week it's Anything Goes and I've made this:
I've had this stamp for a while and I've decided to use it for a plaque instead of a card.
It's from Stampavie designed by Tina Wenke, an artist I love. I've colored it with my Copics and I've had a great fun to add tiny rhinestones here and there.
We have new team members and I suggest you to have a look to the challenge blog or to their own blogs:

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

You'll be surprised to see great cards!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 287 - Christmas Present.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
With Christmas just around the corner we have a second Christmas-themed challenge for you this month!
This time we want to see Christmas presents!
Although I'm absolutely far from having my presents ready or at least having an idea of what to buy, I've lots of cards and the one for this week is full of presents:
She is Ruby Christmas - Present Stack from Bugaboo Stamps. I wanted her to wear a black dress and this inspired the choice of the background papers and card base.
As usual, I suggest you have a look here at our challenge blog to see the fab creations of our DT members and to check out all the sponsors for this week's challenge. Bugaboo Stamps is one of them!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge # 78: Your Favourite Holiday (Christmas)
Try It on Tuesday Challenge: Christmas is Coming

Monday, November 24, 2014

2 Cute Ink Challenge # 120 - Pets!

* * This is my second post today, please scroll down to see my project for Not Just Card Challenge * *
Good afternoon!
Here I am now for our new 2 Cute Ink Challenge!
This week we have a super-theme, PETS!
This is my card:
These a-do-ra-ble cats are Fall in Love Kitties from 2 Cute Ink shop of course!
Aren't they sweet?
I had a completely different idea when I printed my kitties but then I saw this paper from Best Creations and thought it was the perfect frame for this lovely couple.
I needed only a few touches here and there and the card was ready!
My teamies have created such beautiful cards this week, have a look here to see them all, you'll be amazed to see them!
This will be our last challenge for this year. It'll run for two weeks as usual and then we'll be back on January 5 with a brand new challenge.
I can't wait to see what you create with your pet images!!!

Not Just Cards Challenge # 07

Good morning and good Monday!
Here we are with a new challenge at Not Just Cards!
As usual it's Anything Goes so it's easy peasy, right?
This is my project for this challenge:
I chose tags this week with a super-cute image by Bugaboo Stamps called Two Snowmen.
I colored them with Copics and mounted on some blue tags decorated with a stripe of glittered tape.
We have some incredible sponsors with incredible prizes, so don't wait a minute and start creating!
I can't wait to see your projects!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges # 52 - Inspiration Photo.

Good morning and welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
This week we have an inspiration photo for you:

And this is my card:

I chose this sweet dinosaur from Doodle Dragon Studios and used a patterned paper I had in my stash. I was thinking about kids this time and this image is perfect for them! I imagine it was decorating the tree and then decided... it was too good...
I've chceked my teamies' cards and they are all so different yet very inspiring!
Have a look here on the Challenge blog or check their own blogs: 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
A Random Fan Challenge # 19: Winter Wonderland
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge # 204: Getting Ready for Christmas
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 62: Anything Goes with a Twist - Masculine
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Colour Choice - Red, Green and White
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Let's get Sentimental

Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Anniversary!

A bit late today with my post...
I've a new card to show you with Eat Cake Graphics stamps, one card with perfect colors for me: pink, pink, pink and some red!
They are the sweet couple from the Main Squeeze stamp, I've already made a card with them and yes, I adore this couple!
The other card had colors more suitable to an aged couple (you can read all about it here), I had fun imagining them in their sitting room.
This time I wanted hearts, pinks and reds, a card that says LOVE!
Papers are from Doodlebug, probably my fav papers ever! And of course, I colored them with my Copic markers.
Main Squeeze is available in Eat Cake Graphics shop both mounted and unmounted and if you want to read more about them, have a look here on Eat Cake Graphics blog.
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
In The Pink Challenge # 57: KISS - Keep It Sweet and Simple
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Soooooooo Girly

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sorry, I Forgot...

* * This is my second post today, please scroll down to see my card for C.R.A.F.T. Challenges * *
Here I am again today to show you another card I've recently made:
He is Mr. Knickerbocker Doesn't Know again (you probably remember him from this card) and this time I opted for a common theme for men: sorry, I forgot... a birthday? An anniversary? Well, I think men always forget something...
He is from Eat Cake Graphics and I love him! I love his hair and his clothes too!
I chose an aperture card and a paper from Cosmo Cricket (Tea for two paper pad): I think it gives the idea of a vintage wallpaper, the one you can see in your granparents' house.
For the rest, this card is pretty simple, perfect for a man who has something to be forgotten...

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 287 - Picture.

Here we are with a brand new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
This time we have a picture to inspire you:
And this is my card:

She is the lovely Mandy and Sheeba digi stamp from Lacy Sunshine.
Papers are from the Linen Closet paper pad from DCWV and the image is colored with Copics.
You can check my teamies creations here on the challenge blog where you can also find all sponsors' details! The prize from Lacy Sunshine is 3 digis!
A great oppurtunity to do something different from a Christmas card or... maybe you manage to do a Christmas card inspired by the zoo!
I can't wait to see what you create!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

My Sweet Monsters... Again!

* * This is my second post today, please scroll down to see my card for this week's Christmas Card Challenge * *
Well, yes... here I am again with my little monsters!
Yesterday I saw the new challenge over at Your Next Stamp and I immediately started my card.
Unfortunately, it was dark when I finished so I had to wait today for the picture.
This is the sketch to follow:
And this is my card:

I LOVE to keep these monsters in my hands!
They are part of the Silly Monsters 2 set of stamps and they are colored with Copics and mounted on a paper from Klouise Digtal Art on Etsy (clouds). The dotted paper was a piece of scrap paper.
For the moment, this set is the only I have from Your Next Stamp but... I won Challenge # 1 so I'll soon have some more sets to play with!!! It's been a great surprise!

Christmas Card Challenges # 51 - Color Challenge.

Good morning!
Ready for a new challenge? Well, this week at Christmas Card Challenges we have a great theme for you to play with: colors!
They are so beautiful, fresh and festive:

I used them in this card:

The image is AKV Elf - Ornament from Bugaboo stamps colored with Copics and mounted on a background paper from Toga.
Elves are another passion of mine for Christmas and I love when I have the opportunity to play with one of them!
My teamies have made such wonderful cards, have a look here and be inspired!
Here's the list of their own blogs so you can have a closer look: 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Caz Challenge # 255: Christmas is Coming
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Christmas Decorations

Thursday, November 13, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 285 - Christmas.

Good morning and welcome to our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
This week it's all about Christmas!
I've had the chance to work with a great image this week and this is my card:
This adorable mouse is Snowflake Butterfly available from StitchyBear Stamps, one of our wonderful sponsors this week!
I printed the mouse on a background paper from My Grafico while the other papers are from Toga.
I've seen beautiful cards from our DT this week, so have a look at our Challenge blog and be inspired!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Moments Challenge # 55: Anything Goes/Celebration

Monday, November 10, 2014

2 Cute Ink Challenge # 119 - Color Challenge: Orange - Brown - Yellow.

* * This is my 2nd post today, please scroll down to see my DT post for Not Just Cards Challenge * *
Here I am agan today, this time for the new challenge over at 2 Cute Inks Challenge blog!
This week it's all about colors: Orange - Brown - Yellow:

 For this challenge I chose a new digi stamp which is perfect for the given colors:
which became this:
I transformed this cute sunflower into a family, by resizing the images, I then added little details for the boys and the girls.
You can find this little cutie here in 2 Cute Ink shop.
These colors are perfect for autumn cards as well as for Thanksgiving cards.
Check the shop to see the new Give Thanks digi stamp:
Have a look at what my teamies have made, we have lots of inspiration for your cards!
I can't wait to see your creations!

Not Just Cards Challenge # 06

Great news this morning!
I'm one of the new DT members over at Not Just Cards Challenge blog!!!
When I discovered this challenge last month I was so happy because I love to use stamps for something different from cards and this challenge was perfect. Of course, I immediately entered the DT call and, when they accepted me, I was over the moon!!!!
So this is my very first project for this challenge:
As soon as I saw this snowman I fell in love with it! And what about the smiling robin?
It's Snow Friends by StampArt Design by Kathryne (available from Whimsy Stamps) mounted on a chipboard plaque covered with a paper from First Edition.
I'm looking forward to seeing my teamies' creations and of course to see what you create!
Remember: the theme is always Anything Goes!
We also have wonderful sponsors each fortnight so don't miss the chance to be a winner and join us!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

My Little Monster... again!

I must confess... I'm still creating with my new cute little monster from Your Next Stamp.
Actually, I finished only a little gift for my mom to thank her for the wonderful lunch she prepared for us today and, for the rest, there are lots of monsters on my table, lots of ideas jotted down but nothing finished...
Except this one:
She is part of the Silly Monsters 2 set of stamps while the cupcakes are from Papermania.
As I told you here on my previous post, I love the sketch over at Your Next Stamp Challenge blog and I think I'll use it again in the future:

Today, I thought about a lucky birthday monster dreaming on yummy cupcakes...
Well, really little time left... I should have worked on custom orders but I needed some time to create with something which made me smile!

Christmas Card Challenges # 50 - Faith.

Happy Sunday and welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
As usually we always have at least one challenge with a theme that reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas and here we are.
The theme this week is in fact Faith based.
I gave myself a brand new digi stamp to create something special for this challenge.
Here's my card:
This super sweet digi stamp is A Special Gift from A Day for Daisies
I wanted to keep it as simple as possible so I added only a few rhinestones and two tiny bells tied to a white sheer ribbon..
I can't wait to see what you have created!
In the meantime, I've already taken a look at my teamies' creations here on the Challenge blog and they are all very sweet.
If you want to know more, have a look at their personal blog: 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
QKR Challenge # 112: Let's Talk Christmas

Friday, November 7, 2014

Season's Greetings.

Good afternoon!
I'm happy to show you a new Christmas card:
A sweet scene of kids on a sleigh among houses and snow...
Although weather is miserable here, we have rain and rain and rain, it's not too cold for November and both winter and snow seem quite far away.
I enjoyed myself making this card and imagining how happy and excited these kids (and the dog) should be!
For this card I used Sleigh Ride from Eat Cake Graphics, colored with Copics and positioned on a patterned paper from the Eskimo Kisses collection (Basic Grey).
There is also a version of the same sleigh with the landscape: you can find it here in Eat Cake Graphics shop.
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes (+ optional twist add sparkle)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 284 - Winter.

Good morning and welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
With December and Christmas fast approaching (too fast!), we have thought about a Winter theme for this week.
This is my card:
These penguins are Mistletoe Kisses from Pink Gem Designs which I assembled using a white card blank and papers from Dovecraft and DCWV. I wanted to use non-traditional Christmas colors because I needed super-sweet colors for these little penguins!
Aren't they cute?
As usual, I suggest you to have a look at our Challenge blog to be inspired by our cards and to check the wonderful sponsors we have each week! Pink Gem Designs is one of them!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
 Dream Valley Challenge # 94: Getting Ready for Christmas
Totally Gorjuss Challenge # 260: Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

I've It in my Hands at Last!

A while ago I fell in love with a little stamp.
Every time I switched on the computer, I had a look at it in the shop. Then, one day, I bought it.
And now I can hold it in my hands!
I don't know why I fall in love with certain images, they speak to me and I always think about making somemthing for my mum, for, I know, she'd love it too!
This morning I had some time to make a card and this cute little monster is now on my desk next to the computer smiling at me!
Let's start with the card:
She is (it's a she, of course) one of the little monters of the Silly Monsters 2 stamp set from Your Next Stamp and, to make my card, I followed the sketch of Your Next Stamp Challenge # 1:
(I chose to follow the sketch but there's also a Color Challenge if you prefer, all details here).
I had various ideas in mind, this sketch is absolutely lovely and I think I'll use it again in the future, but I finally chose to make a Christmas card, coloring my little monster with red and glitter.
I've made a mini card, a size I love even if I know it's impossible to post, I think it's perfect to accompany a gift or a bunch of flowers.
Well, it's time to go back to my orders, not before to lin it to:

Monday, November 3, 2014

Just for you.

In creating this card I created an ideal man, too.
A man who gives you the perfect gifts: bags and chocolate!
Well, for me it should have been bags and bags but I love chocolate too!
This is the card:
He is Mr. Knickerbocker Doesn't Know from Eat Cake Graphics but this time he knows!
The bag stamp is from Stampin' Up and the cup of chocolate from Studio G.
I LOVE him! (and his bag...).
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Inky Chicks Challenge # 41: 3 Stamps on a Card

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges # 49 - No Embellishments.

* * This is my second post today, please scroll down to see my 2 Cute Ink Facebook Challenge post * *
It's Sunday and this means a new Christmas Card Challenge!
This week the theme may be super-easy or a bit difficult, it depends on the amount of embellishments you use on your cards.
For me, it's pretty difficult to avoid embellishments, I love to add rhinestones, pearls and ribbons, but today I've made an exception!
Here's my card:
I'm SO happy with it!
First of all because I've finally had the chance to use one of the stamps I bought last year from Purple Onion Designs. It's Snowy Trio and these snowmen look oh! so cute!
That's the second reason for I'm happy with my card: they are tooooo cute, I'd like to squeeze them!
It's been nice to make a clean and simple card for a change and I think that this big stamp is particularly suitable for this type of cards.
We have very different projects to show you this week!
Have a look here on the challenge blog or check our individual blogs:
And DON'T FORGET there's still our DT call open!
You can read all about it here.
It's a great group and I love every minute of it! Check my post here to know more about it, too!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafy Calendar November Challenge: It's All About Christmas
Less is More Challenge # 196: Color Challenge - Non-Traditional Christmas
The Paper Shelter Challenge # 180: Is It Too Early for Christmas?

Have You Heard the News?

Have you heard the news?
There's also a Freebie!
You can get the "Joy" freebie digital stamp by signing up for the 2 Cute Ink Newsletter!
Don't miss the chance to play with us!
The team made great projects with the freebie, here's my card:
Isn't it cute?
I love the possibility to add 3D details and, well... I LOVE the reindeer!
So, hurry up, sign in for the newsletter and play with us on Facebook!
I'd like to enter the following challenges: