Thursday, February 27, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 248 - Inspired by a Film

This week challenge at C.R.A.F.T. is very funny: Be Inspired by a Film!

While choosing the image I would have liked to use for my card, I stumbled across an adorable digi from Sweet & Sassy and an idea came to my mind.

This is my card:
He is Super Dad and, of course, I was inspired by Superman. I printed the paper from a kit by Emily Ann Design Studio and added rhinestones, stars and sequins.
Everybody needs a Super-Dad, right?

Have a look at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog to be inspired by all the beautiful cards made by the DT and to see the fabulous prizes from this week's sponsors!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Cards Galore Challenge # 2: Add a Gem or Glitter or Candi or Any Bling You Fancy
Creative Inspirations Challenge # 254: It's a Boy Thing
Divas by Design Challenge: Make It Sparkle

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Opossums.

A couple of years ago I fell in love with a card featuring two lovely opossums hanging from a tree.
It was a bit difficult to find out the seller but I finally managed to have it in my hands!
As it often happens, I put it in one of my drawers and "forgot" about it... until yesterday when I saw the challenge over at High Hopes Stamps and decided it was time to use it!

This is my card:

This cute stamp is Possum Pals available in High Hopes Stamps shop. Papers are from the Woodland Folk paper pad (DoCrafts).
I actually never considered opossums before seeing this stamp!

This card is for the following challenges:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Glitter.

My most affectionate readers know how much I love glitter and that it's pretty rare to see one of my cards or projects without at least a touch of glitter!
You can easily understand why I was happy when I saw the challenge theme at Sami Stamps Challenge: use glitter somewhere on your project!

I chose a digi stamp from one of their latest releases: it is called "On Your Arm" and is avavilable in Sami Stamps Shop.

This is my card:
I flipped the image because I wanted space for the sentiment on the right of the card (the magic of digi stamps!) and glittered the whole dress of the bride: she's so elegant!
The paper is an old one from Best Creations (yes, I'm trying to use my old 12"x12" papers... I'm lazy and I always reach for the more practical paper pads...). The three rhinestones were suggested by my daughter!

This card is for the following challenges:

Monday, February 24, 2014

What a Cute Dog!

Today, I'd like to show you a card I've made "just for pleasure" and which was inspired by All Dressed Up Challenge # 9.

There is this sketch to follow:

And I've made this card:
 
This super-cute dog is a freebie from All Dressed Up and I enjoyed myself in coloring it with just a few Copics.
Then, I chose bright patterned papers with yellows and oranges to match the color I of the bow.

It's so cute!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 13 - Anything Goes!

Good morning and welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge and, since it's the last Sunday of the month, it's an Anything Goes challenge!

This is my card:
This cute fox is from 2 Cute Ink. I colored her with Copics and glitter in the hat and used papers from Carta Bella (Merry & Bright) as a background.

As usual, have a look at the fabulous creations from the other designers:
Margo

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge # 165: Use a Sentiment
Winter Wonderland Challenge: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for February: Anything Goes
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper February Challenge: Anythin Goes

Friday, February 21, 2014

Back to My Beloved Toodles!

I've finally managed to find some time to create a card using one of Broken Box Stock lovely Toodles.
They've always been a favourite of mine since I discovered them and was honoured to be part of their Design Team.
It's always a pleasure for me to color them and create projects with their funny faces!

This time I've chosen one of the latest imges, Baker Toodle:
(She is available here as a black and white digi stamp and here in a very girly and pinky colored version).

I simply mounted her on a pink card decorated with painted dots, pearls and these faceted heart embellishments which give lots of sparkle (no, it's not clear from the photo).

Isn't she lovely?

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Jellypark Challenge: Chocolate and/or Cake
Seize the Birthday Challenge: Birthday + Hearts

Thursday, February 20, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 247 - Recipe.

Are you ready for a new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges?

This week we have a recipe for you:

One image, 2 shapes, 3 papers and 4 embellishments!

This is my card:
My image is from DRS Designs and is called Christmas Leonard Pig.
My two shapes are punched snowflakes and a punched heart.
My three papers are from Echo Park (Holly Jolly paper pad) and First Edition (Stocking Fillers paper pad).
My four embellishments are the pearls in the corners.

I love this little pig and all his presents!

Have a look here to see the fabulous sponsors of this week and to be inspired by our DT!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Paper Piecing.

Hello!
I've been inspired by Meljen's Designs Challenge for my today's card: they want to see Paper Piecing.

This is my card:

 I chose Little Apple Worm available in Meljen's Designs shop.
I paper pieced my image using digital papers:

I first printed one complete apple and one warm on white paper, then I chose digi papers from Pink Petticoat and put them under the parts of the digi I wanted to paper piece.
Then I cut these parts and colored the worm which I then glued with 3D dots in order to give additional dimension.
Then, I assembled the card using old papers from Three Bugs in a Rug and My Mind's Eye.
Easy peasy, right?

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Meljen's Designs Challenge # 197: Love You to Pieces (Paper Piecing)
The Cutie Pie Challenge # 63: Cute with Spots and Dots
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes with Patterned Papers
One Crazy Stamper February Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs February Challenge: Anything Goes

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 12 - Trees.

Good morning!
It's Sunday again and this means a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges!
This week we want to see TREES! Perfect for every Christmas card!

I've decided to make tiny cards with tiny trees:
The image is from DigiStamp Boutique and it's one of the six lovely digis in the Simply for Christmas set.
I colored the trees with my Copic markers and mounted them on little colorful cards. A ribbon and a button and voilĂ ! They are so cute!

Please, have a look at all the fabulous cards from the DT... you'll surely be inspired!
Margo

I'm entering my tiny cards into the following challenges:
DigiStamp Boutique February 14 Customer Competition: Anything Goes
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for February: Anything Goes

Thursday, February 13, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 246 - Christmas

It's Christmas again at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!

This week I've had the chance to work with some lovely clear stamps from Flonz. I chose the Snow and Christmas set of stamps (you can find them here) which is a bit unusual for me.
I love these vintage-style stamps and the fact that some parts of the stamps have both outlined and full areas.

I've made two projects for this week's challenge.
I've made a card in a lovely vintage green, stamping the image with brown ink on ivory paper:

I'm happy with the unperfect coloring of the image, it adds to the vintage look I wanted to achieve. Papers are from the Christmas Village paper pad (First Edition).

Then, I've made some tags:

I had some silver tags in my stash and I decorated the border with a Martha Stewart punch. Then, I added a satin and a red sequins ribbon, some dots made with paint and the lovely Santa face from Flonz.

As usual, I suggest you take a look at the fabulous creations of my teamies, you can find them here.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for February: Anything Goes
Merry Monday Challenge # 95: Use an Animal
Challenges 4 Everybody # 38: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge Feb. 11 - Feb. 17: Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge # 52: Use Your New Stash (stamp)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 11 - Color Challenge: Blue & Silver

It's a Color Challenge this week at Christmas Card Challenges: Blue & Silver!
Very elegant and sophisticated.

This is my card:

I wanted to make an elegant card but with one of my super cute images. I chose a swirly paper by Pink Petticoat which I decorated with blue rhinestones; I added two matching bows and a tiny punched heart. The other paper with silver stripes is from the Silent Night collection from First Edition. The lovely digi stamp is from Cuddly Buddly and is called Special Delivery. It is absolutely perfect!

I'm happy for my stash of cards for next Christmas is growing!
How about yours?
Have a look at our DT cards for this week and be inspired!
Margo

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for February: Anything Goes
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge # 163: Use a Die Cut or a Punched Shape
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper February Challenge: Anything Goes with Patterned Papers
Wordplay Saturday February Challenge: Swirls
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge # 15: Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 245 - Get Well / Simpathy / Sorry

Good morning and welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
The theme this week is very versatile: make a Get Well or Simpathy or Sorry card.
Well, maybe not too cheerful but we all need one of those cards every now and then to brighten a friend's day, right?

This is my card:
I chose this lovely Sick Lil Girl from Digi Darla Designs, one of our sponsors this week (they have a couple of super-cute digis with sick boys, too!) and mounted it on papers from DCWV (Nana's Kitchen pad).
I love her pajama with those little dots!

I can't wait to look at your creations and, if you need a bit more inspiration, have a look at what my teamies have created this week, you'll be delighted!
And don't forget to check the amazing list of sponsors for this challenge, you won't miss the opportunity to win a prize!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge for the Very First Time!

Although I'm a fan of Paper Smooches stamps, I think it's the very first time I enter their challenge so I'm a bit scared to confront with such wonderful designers. Their cards are always so original!

I actually didn't make a card. Yesterday, after reading about the challenge, I took out my Paper Smooches stamps and made these:

 A while ago I made several of these Post-It covers with other stamps and I though that this lovely vintage telephone from the Perpetual Bliss set was perfect.
I was so happy with the result that I also colored the clock included in this set and thought about a new creation!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Scribble and Scrap Challenge # 11: Always Anything Goes

Monday, February 3, 2014

I Love Spots!

As most of my readers probably know, I'm a fan of spots (or dots... I still haven't understood the difference...) so this week's challenge at Mo's Digital Challenge was perfect for me and for another new digi I bought in January!

This is my card:
She is "Skating" from Mo's Digital Pencil, colored with Copics and lots of glitter. Papers are both from the Carta Bella Merry & Bright paper pad, the button is a recent find at my local craft shop.
I love this light blue/green with red! So fresh and clean! And, most of all... I love that little dog!

This card is for the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge # 219: Spots before my Eyes!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 10 - Tags

Happy Sunday!
And welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!

This week the theme is one of my fav: TAGS!
I love to create tags, especially for Christmas!

These are my tags:

The digi stamp is from Broken Box Stock and is called Hot Chocolate. Isn't it yummy?
I used my Copics to color the image and mounted it on a kraft tag with red stripes.

Have a look at my teamies' creations, you'll surely be inspired!

I'd like to enter my tags into the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnuts Christmas Challenge # 162 Stripes and/or Spots
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Digi Days
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for February: Anything Goes
Fab'n'Funky Challenge # 201: Christmas
Crafty Creations Challenge # 255: Seasonal (I chose Winter)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Fun Challenge.

Cold and rainy weather is perfect to have a reason to stay at home and create cards!
On Thursday it rained the whole day, heavy rain... so grateful to my husband who collected our daughter from school and went to the haidresser! They both looked very handsome when they came back home and I didn't have to go out!

I needed some new baby cards for my shop and I had already printed two Baby Storks from Meljen's Designs so when I read the theme of this week's challenge at Meljen's Designs Challenge blog I decided to make the cards and see how long it took to make one.
Yes, the challenge is Time's Up! - Less than 30 minutes to create a card.

I already had the idea of the card in my mind so I only needed to cut card base, papers, color the digi and put things together to make this:

and this:

It took me 25 minutes to make one card, including some time to fasten the button to the ribbon with needle and thread, thing that I hate...
It took me a bit less to make the boy card (except for the needle and thread part...).
Anyway, the image was super fast to color with Copic markers. I then added papers from Pink Petticoat, pearls, rhinestones and a ribbon with bow and button.

This card is for the following challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 20: Make It Cute or Sweet
Incy Wincy Challenge: Add Ribbon and Pearls
Little Red Wagon Challenge # 222: Child's Play