Thursday, October 29, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenges # 335 - Not Square or Rectangle.

Good morning and welcome to an exciting new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week we don't want to see square or rectangle cards but shaped ones!
 
I opted for a round card and this is what I made:
 
 
The card blank is from Papermania covered with a Bella Boulevard paper.
The digi stamps are from Melonheadz (from the Sara's Reach for the Stars collection) and are colored with Copics.
I really like how my card turned out, perfect for a little girl full of dreams!
 
Have a look at all the beautiful cards from the DT here on the challenge blog page.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge # 118: Use the Color Blue

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 47 - Anything Goes.

It's Anything Goes again here at Christmas Card Challenges!
 
 
I digged in my craft stash and found an old stamp I've never used:

 
It's from There She Goes, one of the last stamp sets I bought before the shop closed.
It's colored with Copics and glitter. Papers are from Echo Park.
 
Have a look here to see if you're a winner of our last challenge and don't forget to check my fellow DT's blogs and see their beautiful creations!

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs October Challenge: Getting Ready for Christmas
 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 4 - Blcak + White + Another Color.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week we ask you to use only three colors: black, white plus one color of your choice.
 
I chose pink and this is my card:
 
 
My image is Sending Moo Hugs from Spyder's Other Corner colored with Copics and mounted on a striped paper from DCVW.
 
Have a look here to see the fab creations from the DT!


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 46 - Photo Inspiration.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
Thank you to all those who entered last week, your cards were all fab!
 
This week we have a photo to inspire you;
 
 
Santa and reindeers!

 
And this is my card:

 
I chose a digi stamp from Drawn with Character: Happy Holly Daze Santa and Rudolph in a Chimney. Papers are from Toga.
 
You'll find all DT creations here on the blog (together with last week's winner and Top 3) or in our personal blogs: 

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Firends Challenge # 16: Use Gems and/or Pearls
Southern Girls Challenge: Let's Celebrate
 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

How Sweet!

Good afternoon!
Today I'd like to show you something a bit different from my usual cards: a little plaque with key hooks.
 
 
I bought this wood key hanger some time ago and I decided to decorate it with paper instead of painting it.
 
Paper is from Echo Park while the Mommy and Baby Bird digi stamp is from Drawn with Character, colored with Copics and just a touch of glitter in the flower. The banner is a stamp from Paper Smooches.
 
Aren't they sweet?
 
 


Thursday, October 15, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 333 - Christmas.

I'm late again, I'm sorry but this morning I left too early to write a post and I've just come back home.
 
Well, this week we have a Christmas challenge here at C.R.A.F.T.!
 
This is my card:
 
 
I used this adorable bear digi stamp from Stitchy Bear Stamps: it's called Cartoon Polar Bear Holding a Gift colored with Copics and glitter. The background paper is from Bella Boulevard.
 
Did you play with us last week? Have a look here to see if you're one of our winners!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
 
 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Card for a Sketch Challenge.

Good morning!
Today I'm happy to show you a new card I've just finished:
 
 
I colored the image this past summer but I couldn't find a way to use it in a card. It's Lucky Birdbrain Chick from From the Heart Digital Stamps colored with my Copics.
The other day I saw the sketch challenge at From the Heart and... voilà, I found the way to use my chick! I wanted it to be the focus of the card and this sketch was perfect.
 
This is the sketch:
with a twist: CAS with paper strips (by the way, a great way to use those paper scraps I NEVER throw away!).
 
I love this cute lucky chick!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
 
 
 

Monday, October 12, 2015

I'm Back with my Monster!

Today I've had some time to create a new card for the latest Your Next Stamp Challenge using my fav stamp again!
 
This is the sketch to follow:
 
 
And this is the color combination:

 
This time I wanted to use both the sketch and the colors and this is my card:

 
I stamped some little monsters with Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender ink to create the backgorund, then one little monster in black. She's colored with Copics and adhered with pop dots because I wanted her to pop out of the card.
She's from the Silly Monsters 2 set of stamps from Your Next Stamp.
I always love her!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenge:
 


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Christmas card Challenge # 45 - Anything Goes.

Happy Sunday!
 
It's time for a new challenge here at Christmas Card Challenges!
We have Anything Goes this week:
 
 
This is my card:
 
 
This lovely stamp is my latest purchase from Star Stampz: Christmas Star. I fell in love with this little girl looking at her tall tree!
The sentiment is from a Pennyblack set of clear stamps.
 
Have a look here to see the wonderful creations from the DT or check them here:

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Star Stampz Challenge: Add a Sentiment

Friday, October 9, 2015

Moustaches.

I've recently discovered a passion for everything moustache: they are a trend and I must confess I LOVE them!
And I LOVE making tags so I've made some moustache tags!
 
This summer I made my first tags with a moustache stamp I bought in a shop here in my town:
 
 
The other day, I created some more with a graphic I bought on Esty from FishScraps:

 
I then added my new lovely silver cardstock as background.
Of course, I'm also a fan of Keep Calm...
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: Q for Quick and Simple
 


Thursday, October 8, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 332 - Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night.

Oops... I forgot to post my card for the new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this morning, I'm sorry!
 
So... we have a great theme for you this week: Autumn or Halloween or Thanksgiving or Bonfire Night.
 
Although we see many Halloween decorations and our kids think it's something traditional here in Italy, none of these occasions is actually in our tradition so I opted for the autumn theme for my card:
 
 
This mouse is from Deedee's Digis: Thinking Spot.
It comes with several sentiments and I chose this one because this little mouse seems to be thinking to someone very special.
 
Have a look here to see the fab creations of the DT or here to see if you are a winner of our sketch challenge.


Monday, October 5, 2015

Not Just Cards Blog Hop Winner!

Thank You to all those who left lovely comments during our blog hop!
 
I picked one winner - soooo sorry to have to pick just one - and it's # 3!
The 3rd comments belongs to:
 
KT Fit Kitty who left this comment:
"What a cutie! You've coloured her beautifully! Sweet card! Thanks for a fun blog hop! I'm your newest follower and I hope you'll follow me too. Here's my blog:
http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca/"
 
Please Kitty, leave a comment on this post before Sunday, Oct. 11 with your email address so that we can send you the image you have won!
 
This was also my last challenge with Not Just Cards! I'm so sorry to leave a group of talented ladies but it's time for some changes.
 
Thanks again!
 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 44 - Color Inspiration.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We have super-colors for you today:
 
 
Lovely blues and purples!

 
This is my card:

 
I prepared the chipboard and the base card for this project years ago. they have been in my "to do" pile of cards for sooo long! A few days ago I decided to have a look at the pile and when I found this card I thought it was perfect for this challenge.
Chipboard letters have been painted with acrylics. The background paper is from DCWV.
 
Have a look here to see if you were one of our last week's winners and check our DT blogs to see more inspiration: 

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Fab'n'Funky Challenge # 275: Anything Christmas

Thursday, October 1, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 331 - Sketch.

October! Can't believe how time flies!
 
Are you ready for a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge?
 
This week we have a sketch for you:
 

In detail:
 
 
This is my card:
 
 
I've had this image from Mo's Digital Pencil for ages and I wanted to use it. I had already colored it and it was perfect for the sketch. She is part of a set called Five Little Fairies. Papers are from DoCrafts.
 
As usual, I suggest you have a look at the fab creations from the DT: you can find them all here together with last week's winner and Top 3.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges: