Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A New Challenge!

I know, I know... I'm a really lazy blogger! I promised myself I would have been more active on the blog with the new year but time flies so fast...

Anyway, I'm so excited because I made a card yesterday which I really like!

In January, I treated myself with some stamps from There She Goes: I'm a fan of Torico, one of their designers, so I decided I should have some of their stamps.

They finally arrived and I love them! The lines are so thin and perfect and the sheets have many stamps and sentiments, very versatile!

Yesterday, they posted their weekly challenge and this was the sketch to follow:
This is my card:

This stamp is Float My Boat by Torico and I colored it with Copics. I made the bunting with the flags of the stamp sheet and glued them with 3D dots.

I wanted to keep the color scheme simple and "clean" so I used this striped paper from Pink Petticoat and I added no glitter... I still think that the stars on the bunting would have been very cute with some glitter...

I'm entering There She Goes Sketch Challenge # 145 and... I start dreaming about summer!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Buried under Snow...

These last 10 days have one thing in common: SNOW!
In our region it doesn't snow too much, I remember years without snow for the whole winter. These past few years were quite snowy and this is probably the snowiest of all!
It all started on Tuesday Jan. 31: it began slowly but, after weeks of warm weather, we were quite happy to see snow. It ended after 48 hours: cars buried under tons of snow, school closed for several days, everything was a real chaos!
It stopped for a while but than again, the whole weekend was spent looking out of the windows: it seems that the last heavy snowfall here was back in 1985 and I don't remember it.
Well, this morning I opened my email and read that it was suggested to collect kids from school at 11.30 because from 12.00 a snowstorm will start for another 36 hours... no, not again!

My sister had a baby last week: she lives in Milan but the conditions of roads and trains is so poor that I haven't managed to meet my nephew yet and it seems that this weekend it'll be impossible to go there...

Luckily enough, the last two days were sunny so the postman delivered some of my orders, amongst which four sets of new stamps from Torico I ordered from There She Goes stamps! I was looking forward to seeing them and now I think I'll work with them during the weekend!

Talking about Torico, as a daily reader of her blog, I discovered that she is sponsoring a challenge and I created this:
I love these pears and they were perfect for this little magnetic notepad, useful in the kitchen, near the telephone or wherever you need to jot down notes.
I've put in on a new metal shelf I bought from Ikea for my craft table and it looks so pretty!
Maybe I'll keep it for me...

The image is a freebie from Birdie Brown on Etsy and I'm entering the following Challenges:


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Well... I think that right now I could say that Snow is all around rather then love but in a few days it'll be Valentine day so let's celebrate!