Sunday, May 31, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 26 - Anything Goes.

Anything Goes again at Christmas Card Challenges!
 
 
This is my card:

 
This cute owl is from Lawn Fawn (Winter Owl). I used a light green card base and a paper I found in my stash.
 
This is my inspiration for the week but, if you need more, have a look here on the challenge blog or at our DT's own blogs:
 
                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Completely Christmas Challenge # 65: Anything Goes + Square

Friday, May 29, 2015

Doves for a Wedding.

Good morning dear readers!
 
Today I'd like to show you one of my latest creations. I'd been thinking for a while to create something elegant suitable for a wedding, like Thank You tags, which could be easily added to favours.
 
A few days ago, while looking through my files, I came across a collection of images perfect for what I had in mind.
 
I created small Thank You tags:
 
 
and bigger Save the Date tags:

 
Graphics was purchased from Aimee Asher years ago and I don't think it's still available.
I decided to match the tags with a light blue cardtosck and a matching satin ribbon.
 
What do you think? Are they elegant?


Thursday, May 28, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 313 - Father's Day / Male.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week we have a perfect theme for those who celebrate Father's Day in June (we have it in March): Father's Day or Male Cards, as you prefer.
 
I chose a lovely image, perfect for a man:
 
 
It's Mr. Fix It Car from Karen's Doodles, colored with Copics with papers from Peebles (Front Porch).
I had a great fun coloring this image! Those greens are one of my fav color combos!
 
 
Have a look here on the challenge blog: you'll find last week's winner and Top 3: I chose the Top 3 and well, it was hard to select just 3 cards!
 
We can't wait to see what you create for the men in your life!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
AAA Cards Game # 40: For the Guys
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge # 72: Checks/Gingham/Plaid/Tartan
Whimsy Stamps Challenge # 83: Anything but Square

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Elegant Squid.

You know, I sometimes often fall in love with certain images and I feel the urge to create something with them.
 
This has recently happened with Squid Doodle from 2CuteInk:
 
 
The only "squid" I had in mind before seeing this one was Spongebob's friend...
I found "her" so elegant that I matched the digi with a girly paper from DCWV and added water bubbles with rhinestones, to make it even mre girly.
I particularly love the flower on her headband!
 
This squid as well as many other summer-related images with super-cute animals can be found here in 2CuteInk Etsy shop!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
 


Monday, May 25, 2015

2 Cute Ink Challenge # 130 - Water.

Welcome to a new 2 Cute Ink Challenge!
 
This fortnight our theme is: Water.
 
We've experienced lots of rain in the last few days so this theme is perfect for me!
 
This is my card:
 
 
She is Puddle Bug Ladybug from 2 Cute Ink shop. I colored her with my Copics and used patterned papers from Lawn Fawn (Hello Sunshine).
I LOVE her yellow boots!
 
Have a look here to see the amazing cards from the DT! I love them all!
 
And don't forget: there's a SALE going on in 2 Cute Ink shop!
Today it's the last day so hurry up and use code 2ciMDS for a 35% off your order!
(when you spend $15.00 or more).
 
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenge: Tic Tac Toe (DP-Sentiment-2 or more Layers)
 


Not Just Cards Challenge # 20 - Anything Goes.

It's always Anything Goes here at Not Just Cards Challenges!
 
And cards are welcome!
 
For this challenge, I opted for a Post-It note cover:
 
 
with this adorable Katie Reading digi stamp from Robyn's Fetish.
The cover was made with a patterned cardstock from DCWV.
 
If you need more inspiration, have a look at the challenge blog to see the beautiful creations from the DT.
We can't wait to see what you create!
 


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 25 - Anything Goes.

Happy Sunday!
 
And welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week it's Anything Goes!
 
 
And I decided to make something different: ornaments:

 
I had these red felt circles in my stash (I actually don't know what they were meant to be...) and I decided to turn them into little ornaments adding a patterned paper on the back, a sentiment and a little owl painted with Copics.
You should be familiar with this owl: it's Mr. Who from Eat Cake Graphics.
 
My teamies have made more traditional cards for the challenge: check them here or have a look at their personal blogs:
                        Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather    Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 312 - Christmas, no Red or Green.

Oops... A bit late today for my C.R.A.F.T. Challenge post but I forgot I had to leave early this morning and didn't schedule it.
 
Anyway, here we are with a new challenge: Christmas, no Red or Green.
 
This is my card:
 
 
I've had the great pleasure to work with this cute girl from All Dressed Up: she is called All Dressed Up for Christmas and she's perfect for non-traditional Christmas color.
I decided to try with a white and blue color scheme for the tree which I sometimes see as an alternative to the green tree. The girl had to wear pink, with her tutu-like dress!
 
What do you think? Is it possible to create a Christmas card without reds or greens? I can't wait to see your projects!
 
If you're curious, have a look here: you'll see wonderful creations!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 24 - Inspiration.

We have an Inspiration Challenge for you this week at Christmas Card Challenges:
 
 
In details:

 
Merry Christmas with Candy Canes!
 
And this is my card:
 
 
I chose this sweet penguin from Pink Petticoat (Ice Christmas) which I colored with Copics and mounted inside the aperture of a light blue card.
 
My teamies have made great cards as usual, check them here on our challenge blog or read all about their creations in their own blogs:

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Completely Christmas Challenge # 63: Anything Goes + For a Child
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge # 229: Use Some of Your Favourite Things
(Copics, glitter, rhinestones)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bon Voyage!

A very quick post today to show you one of my latest creations:
 
 
I'd had this super-cute Bon Voyage set from DigiStamp Boutique for a while and I thought the images were perfect for my new printed tags found at a craft show.
I colored the images with my Copics and used the sentiments that came along with the set.
Aren't they cute?!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Time May Challenge: Anything New (tags)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 311 - Bloghop Birthday!

Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday Dear CRAFT Challenge
Happy Birthday To Us!
 
Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 6 years old. Originally started by Tracy from Just Tracy Crafts and with a DT mostly recruited from Trimcraft forum members (Hence the term CRAFT Challenge, which stood for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies. Or if you wished alternative meaning of Can't Remember A Flipping Thing) on the 4th of May 2009.
 We have now grown to be a large team of Design Team Members from all around the world, supplemented with lots of Guest Designers who join us for a month at a time.
We have always welcomed all kinds of craft, not just paper craft (unless specifically stated so in the challenge at the time) and are happy to have such a large group of faithful followers.
So, how are we going to celebrate this milestone?
Well, how else can we celebrate than to have our yearly Blogaversary Blog Hop?
 We all feature one of our sponsors for this blog hop on our blogs and I have the honour of featuring and offering a prize from the following sponsor. You can win this prize by adding your name to Inlinkz at the end of this post. I would love to see your comments as well.
 

         The prize to be won is $12 voucher for Sami Stamps.
 How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors?
 That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop (you can also find that in our side banner), Our Blog Hop lasts for the duration of this challenge, which means a closing time of Wednesday 6pm GMT on the 20th of May 2015.
And here are our little rules for this challenge/blog hop:
 

 What can you win on our challenge blog?
The winner of the winning sentence wins the special pack by Trimgym's Digital Stamps and Images.
 
You should have come here from Marlene's blog and as you can see your next stop is Myrna's blog. The start and finish of this blog hop are at CRAFT Challenge Blog.
 
And here is my project for this week, hope you like it. I have used 'Icecream Beauty' by Sami Stamps.
 
 
And now for our Blog Hop route:

CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the start of the hop)









Monica (you are here now)




CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the end of the hop)

 
And here is the letter to be collected on this blog:

 


 
Your next stop is Myrna's blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Don't forget to add your name to Inlinkz below to be in with a chance of winning the prize on my blog.

 
 


Monday, May 11, 2015

2 Cute Ink Challenge # 129 - For the Birds.

It's time for a new challenge at 2 Cute Ink!
 
The theme is "For the Birds" and we've had the chance to work with this amazing stamp:
 
 
It's called Nature Owl and is available in 2 Cute Ink shop.
 
This is what I've created:
 
 
It has a sort of autumn feel, maybe the colors?
My teamies have made wonderful cards! Check them here and be inspired!
 

Not Just Cards Challenge # 19 - Anything Goes.

Good morning!
 
Welcome to a new Not Just Cards Challenge!
Have you noticed that we have revamped the look of our blog?
But our challenges are always Anything Goes so feel free to add your creations and, of course, your cards!
 
This is my card for this challenge:
 
 
I chose Pinwheel Crab from Imagine That!which I colored with Copics and mounted on papers from Echo Park.
 
Imagine That! is one of our fab sponsors for this fortnight, but we have some more, check them here on the blog!
You'll also find tons of inspiration from our DT!


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 23 - No Patterned Papers.

For a paper hoarder like me it's a challenge to make a card without paper and this week at Christmas Card Challenges it's no exception!
 
The theme for this challenge is "No Patterned Papers":
 
 
I made this:

 
I've printed this adorable "All I Want for Christmas" digi stamp by Willow Designs (how I miss them!) on a white cardstock and colored it with Copics.
I embossed a stitch line on the borders and added some liquid pearl dots.
The deep red card is very old but I found it was the perfect color to match the owl's hat.
 
Quick and easy!
 
You can find all details for this challenge here on the challenge blog.
 
Have a look at what our DT has done this week:

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Jingle Belles Challenge: Happy Hybrid Holidays
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes + optional No Patterned Papers
 


Thursday, May 7, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 310 - Sketch.

We have a sketch for you this week at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge:
 
 
In detail:

 
And this is my card:

 
I chose a simple Christmas Candle from SunflowerField colored with Copics and with some details added with pop dots.
 
We have great cards to show you as usual here on the blog!
 
If you are looking for last week's winners and Top 3, click here!
 


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 22 - Color.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week we have a color palette for you:
 
 
Beuatiful Holiday hues!
 
In detail:

 
And this is my card:

 
She is one of the adorable Three Little Christmas Girls from All Dressed Up stamps, which I colored with Copics and lots of glitter.
I mounted her on a golden cardstock from First Edition and added lots of sequins.
 
You can find all details of this week's challenge here together with last week's winner and Top 3 and, of course, with lots of inspiring cards from our DT.
 
Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons Challenge # 118: Anything Goes with Ribbon