Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 4 - Anything Goes.

Good morning!
Here we are with a new Christmas Card Challenge!
The theme is easy this week: Anything Goes!
 
 

 
I chose a Kraftin' Kimmie  stamp called Joy mounted on paper scraps I found in my stash. I had in mind non-Christmas colors for her coat but then I opted for the most traditional color scheme.
 
My teamies have created great cards as usual.
Check here to see them or have a look at their blogs: 

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Lisa  
                                     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 
 
And don't forget we have a winner and a Top Three each week now: check here to see if you're one of them!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: Z is for Zebra - Use Stripes


Thursday, December 25, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 291 - Anything Goes.

Merry Christmas!
 
It's Christmas day and the challenge here at C.R.A.F.T. couldn't be easier: Anything Goes!
 
Let us see all those cards and projects you have not yet had the chance to show us!
 
As most of my recent projects, I stepped away from the Christmas theme and enjoyed making a fresh and spring-y card:
 
 
She is Hot Air Balloon Ride from Pattie's Creations mounted on a background paper from Chic Tags.
I stamped the seagulls with black ink and colored the image with Copics.
 
Pattie's Creations is one of our wonderful sponsors fro this week's challenge and she's offering 3 images to the winner.
 
Have a look here to check challenge details and sponsors and to see my teamies' creations!
 
Again, have a Merry Christmas with your family and friends!
 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Not Just Cards Challenge # 09.

Welcome to a new challenge at Not Just Cards!
 
The theme is always Anything Goes and we can't wait to see your creations!
 
Although this is the week of Christmas, I was thinking ahead when I prepared my project for the challenge and made this:
 
 
I chose this funny duck from Doctor Digi called Scaredy Duck and though about summer, sea and warm weather.
 
I've had sneak peeks of my teamates' projects and they are all so stunning!
Have a look here to check them out!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges # 3 - Inspiration.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
Before giving you all details for the new challenge, don't forget to have a look here to see if you are one of our Top Three or even the winner of challenge # 2!
 
This week we have an Inspiration Challenge I'm sure you'll adore!
 

A Penguin!
I love penguins!
 

 
This is my card:

 
This week I had no doubt on what image I wanted to use: it's Penguin's Presents, a digi from Meljen's Designs I've had for a while waiting to be colored and assembled on a card.
The background paper is from a Lawn Fawn paper pad (Peace Joy Love) and the sentiment is from the same pad.
 
Penguins seem to have inspired our DT, have a look here to see their great cards or check their blogs:
  
                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Lisa  
                                     Margo          Marsha      Shirley Anne         Tenia

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge # 134: Anything Christmas

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Winter Wishes.

I have another small card to show you today with one of Eat Cake Graphics stamps:
 
 
I wanted to go gold this time, a color I rarely choose. Back in october I found a paper pad by First Edition (Gilded Winter) and I decided it was something I needed in my Christmas papers stash.
I eventually had the chance to use it together with Light Post in Winter rubber stamp and a stripe of gold glittered tape.
 
Lamp posts are something I adore, possibly in a Christmas scene with carolers around singing songs... They remind me of Victorian Christmases in a London street with horse carriages and snow...
 
If you like this lamp post as much as me, you can find it in Eat Cake Graphics shop.
 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Mr. Who Just for You!

It's time to show you a cute little Thank You/Just for You notecard I've recently made with my Mr. Who stamp from Eat Cake Graphics:
 
 
These are mini-mini cards, perfect for a bunch of flowers or a little gift, just to say thank you to someone you care for.
Colored with Copics. they were quick and easy to make.
 
I LOVE tiny cards!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 290 - New.

Hello!
Are you ready for a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge?
 
This week the theme is very exciting: let's celebrate something NEW!
A new baby, a new job, a new home and, of course, the new year if you're still in the holidays mode!
For me it was healthy to make something different from a Christmas card and I opted to celebrate a new baby:
 
 
My image comes from Inky Impressions and is called Lizzie's Bundle of Joy.
Papers are from First Edition.
Aren't they cute?
 
Click here to check all the fab cards made by the DT this week!
I can't wait to see what you create!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenge:


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy Holidays Row.

Good afternoon!
 
Christmas will be here in one week... I can't believe it, time flies too fast!
 
I have another Christmas card to show you today:
 
 
It is one of the new stamps recently released by Eat Cake Graphics: it is called Christmas Row (and you can find it here in Eat Cake Graphics shop).
I had already made a card with the Trick or Treat Boxes (you can read my post here) which is quite similar to this one and I enjoyed myself so much creating my card that I had to have the Christmas version too!
I stamped it twice and cut some details to add them with 3D dots to have a dimensional effect.
I kept the rest of my card quite simple, the image is so beautifully detailed it doesn't need anything else!
 
You can read all about my card here on Eat Cake Graphics blog too!
 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Skating in the Snow.

Just a super-quick post today to show you a card I made this morning.
 
The inspiration came from the new challenge at Your Next Stamp.
My card for challenge 0# 3 (here) was chosen as the Top Pick! I'm really honored and I couldn't miss the new challenge!
This week the sketch is without circles:
 
 
And this is my version of the sketch:
 
 
She is Mini Sketing Fun Fhiona colored with Copics and positioned on two patterned papers by Toga France. The fence... well, I made it myself.
I changed the position of the sentiment, I hope this can be accepted in the challenge!
 
Tis card is for the following challenges:
and
 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 2 - CAS.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We had lots of amazing entries and it's been hard to choose the winner and top three: have a look here to see if you're one of them!
 
Now, onto this week's challenge.
The theme is CAS, clean and simple, perfect for your last minute cards.
 
 
This is what I made:

 
I had just bought these sweet Frosty Friends from Pink Petticoat and I thought they were perfect for my CAS cards.
Since there are so many different snowmen with different sentiments, I couldn't choose only one and I decided to make one for each color of card base I had.
A touch of color and lots of glitter and my cards were ready!
 
My teamies made such elegant cards this week: have a look here on our challenge blog to see them all or check them in their own blogs:
 
 
                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Lisa  
                                     Margo         Marsha        Shirley Anne        Tenia

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Caz Challenge # 259: Last Minute Christmas
 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 289 - Sketch.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week we have a sketch for you:
 
 
and I made these cards:

 
The gift is one of the digis in the Jingle Christmas Tree set of stamps from Pickled Potpourri.
I wanted to make something different from a Christmas card and the gift was perfect to make some birthday cards too. Perfect!
 
I colored the images with my Copics and lots of glitter in the dots, while background papers are from DCWV.
 
Pickled Potpourri is one of our generous sponsors this week so have a look at the sketch and start creating!


Monday, December 8, 2014

Not Just Cards Challenge # 08.

Where does time fly?
I was about to miss this week's post for Not Just Cards Challenge! I was sure I did the last one last week!
 
Anyway, here I am in time for the new challenge.
Theme is always Anything Goes and this is my inspiration for you:
 
 
I chose one of the Three Autumn Girls digi stamps from All Dressed Up.
I covered a mdf door hanger with yellow striped paper and then added the girl, colored with Copics, and some rhinestones.
 
I haven't checked my teamies creations for this challenge so I can't wait to see what they've come up with!
Check them all here in the Not Just Cards Challenge blog!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenge:
 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 1 - Color Challenge.

Hello!
 
It's Sunday and we have a brand new challenge for you at Christmas Card Challenges:
 
 
Colors!

 
And this is my card:

 
I chose Bunny Waiting for Santa, a digi stamp by Gillian Roberts I bought a long ago from a shop that is now closed.
 
I'd like to mention something new that we will be starting this week: we will be picking winners! We will have a top overall winner and also our favorite 3. Winners will be announced the following Sunday during the next challenge post. Our DT member Heather, who made the awesome challenge graphics that you've been seeing for the last few weeks, has made up some fabulous badges that will be awarded.
In order for us to do this, the linky feature will now only be through Friday night at 11 pm, MST. This will allow us to review the entries and make our selections to have for the post on Sunday. Exciting, right?
 
Remember, though, that the only real rule to play along with us each week is to make a holiday or Christmas card!
We can't wait to see what you create!
 
And if you need some more inspiration, here's the list of our teamies, have a look at their blogs and see their fab creations!
 
                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Lisa  
                                     Margo     Marsha      Shirley Anne     Tenia

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: V is for Variety - 3 different embellishments
(rhinestones, pearls and ribbon)
Crafting by Designs December Challenge: Anything Goes for Christmas
Jellypark Challenge: Ribbon and/or Bows

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Santa and Reindeers.

In between assignements, I've found some time to make a card for Your Next Stamp Challenge.
 
A few weeks ago I won a challenge and I ordered some stamps which I've used for my card.
 
But let's start with the theme. I chose to follow the sketch:
 
 
and I've made this mini card:
 
 
I've used Santa's List and Mini Believe in the Magic Reindeer. I've colored them with Copics and mounted them with foam pads so they "pop-up" from the card.
 
So, this card is for the following challenges:
Animal Friends Challenge # 21: Anything Goes with an Animal


Friday, December 5, 2014

To a Special Grandma.

Hello!
Here I am today with another new creation for Eat Cake Graphics.
 
This time I chose the super-sweet and super-funny Kitty Cuddles likes Gran's Hat and made this:
 
 
One of my small cards with a vintage feeling.
Or at least this is what motivated my choices for the bakground paper (from DCWV) and for the color of granny's dress.
When I chose this stamp I didn't notice there was a bird on the hat, the reason why Kitty is trying to reach for it!
I LOVE these little details in Eat Cake stamps!
I'm so sorry I have no grandmas to send this card to!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Merry Christmas Tag.

* * This is my second post today, please scroll down to see my card for C.R.A.F.T. Challenges * *
 
Hello again!
This time for a little tag, this one:
 
 
I found these tags + envelopes last summer and I looked forward to creating something with them.
 
This stamp from Eat Cake Graphics was perfect to create a small scene.
 
It's Mary and Mr. Meow at the Window (there's also a window with a boy here) colored with Copics and mounted on a piece of adhesive fabric.
I used leftovers on the envelope, embellishing it with rhinestones, a paper heart and Tiny Tweet, a little bird wearing ear muffs.
 
Isn't it a lovely scene?!

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 288 - Christmas.

With Christmas just around the corner we have another Christmas Challenge for you this week at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
The theme is simply "Christmas" so any project can fit the challenge.
 
I made this card:
 
 
The image is from A Day for Daisies and is called Christmas Pixy One. I wanted to give an idea of two sisters and I printed the digi resizing the image.
I then colored them with Copics and glitter and stamped some snowflakes in the background.
I wanted a sweet, clean and simple card with sugary colors and I love it!
 
Now, it's your turn!
Show us your Christmas creations and, if you need a bit of inspiration, have a look here at the beautiful cards the DT have made!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Completely Christmas Challenge # 40: Anything Goes + Something beginning with S (Sisters)
The ABC Challenge: Y is for Yuletide

Monday, December 1, 2014

Santa's Tractor.

In my whole life I had never thought about Santa on a tractor.
Maybe because I'm a girl, for me tractors are good for country life only.
 
This was true until I discovered a stamp from Eat Cake Graphics: Santa Riding John Reindeere Tractor. I saw it and I was in love!
 
This is my card:
 
 
The best part came while coloring it: it's so rich in details, like the smoke coming our in the shape of candy canes, the little tag on the present, the holly in front of the tractor.
 
I love coloring and here I really had a great fun! And then I added glitter, glitter and more glitter!
Colors and glitter, my fav things!
 
I also added Tiny Tweet (wearing ear muffs), the cute little bird looking the scene. And it seems the girl next to the dog is looking at it!
 
I added lots of light brown snowflakes on the background paper and, of course, some pearls.
 
It's a great stamp so if you are looking for a gift for a crafter, click here and visit Eat Cake Graphics shop: you'll find hundreds of cute stamps, from tiny one like Tiny Tweet to bigger ones like Santa Riding John Reindeere Tractor!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Completely Christmas Challenge # 40: Anything Goes + Something beginning with S
 
 
 

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.

Hello!
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: 
Alanna
Donna
Heather
Karen
Lisa
Margo
Marsha
Wendi

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!