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