Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I have a very christmassy a card to show you today, a special one for this day:

 
The image is Wishlist Santa from Gerda Steiner and I received it for I played in last month's challenge.
I colored Santa with Copics and lots of glitter and positioned it on papers from Echo Park.
 
I was on the nice list... 😊
 
I'd like to wish you all my best wishes for a very merry and peaceful Christmas!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
 
 
 
 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 2 - Inspiration Photo.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We have an inspiration photo for you this week:
 
 
Carolers!

 
My readers know that carolers are one of my favourite themes for Christmas. I chose these sweets kids caroling in the snow for my card:

 
It's an old digi stamp from Jellypark which I hadn't used yet so this was the perfect reason to print and color it!
Background paper is from DCWV.
 
This is also my first card for Christmas 2017!
(As most of the cards I showacse here, this is for sale. I won't be listing any new Christmas card for this year, but if you are interested don't hesitate to contact me).
 
Thank you to all those who entered our last challenge, your cards were a pleasure to look at!
If you want to see winners, check them here.
 
Our next Christmas Card Challenge will be on Jan. 1 so I wish you all a very happy Christmas!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge # 184: Anything Goes Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' December Challenge: Inspired by a Song or Singing Image


Thursday, December 15, 2016

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Mid-Month Inspiration.

Good morning and welcome to my mid-month inspiration post for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!
 
This is my card:
 
 
I chose Meowy Christmas Cats from our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps and colored them with Copics and glitter.
Background paper is from Toga while the sign banner is made with a Paper Smooches stamp.
Sentiment is from Pennyblack.
 
Aren't they adorable?
 
Our team created amazing cards, have a look here if you need more inspiration!
 
Well, this is our last post for this year for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!
See you back in 2017!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges;
Deep Ocean Challenge # 144: Silent Night (Anything Christmas)
Pile It On Challenge # 123: Any Holiday/Celebration

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 1 - Candy Cane.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
It's the beginning of a new term for us so we have new DT members and some changes!
Starting today and going forward, our challenges will be running every other Sunday. You'll have 11 days to play along for each challenge!

This week we have a word prompt: candy cane!
 
 
This is my card:

 
This adorable mouse is from DoodleDragon Studios, it's colored with Copics and glitter and mounted on a background paper from Toga France.
 
As usual, have a look at our challenge blog here to see the fab cards made by our DT!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Through the Purple Haze Challenge # 114: Winter or Christmas Colors
 


Thursday, December 1, 2016

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for December.

December! Can you believe it? I can't...
 
Anyways, we have a new challenge for you at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!
 
Here's my card:
 
 
This super-cute Moose is one of the latest stamps by our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps. I colored it with Copics and used a paper from an Italian brand as background.
 
Isn't it cute?
 
Can't wait to see what you create this month!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge # 391: Anything Christmas


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 50 - Anything Goes.

Welcome to a new Anything Goes Challenge here at Christmas Card Challenges!
 
 
This is my card:

 
Since I am busy with custom orders, I didn't have much time to work on cards this week so I decided to make one suitable for both our challenge and Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge.
 
This super-cute dog is the digi I received for entering their October Challenge: it's Naughty Puppy and you can find it in Gerda Steiner Designs shop.
 
I colored it with Copics and glitter while the background paper is from a kit I found years ago in a local shop.
 
Well, this is officially the last challenge of the year. From next week we will start a new term with new DT members, new challenges and some changes.
 
Don't forget to ahve a look here to check if you are a winner from last week!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Designs November Challenge: Anything Goes with Naughty Puppy
Allsorts Challenge Week 391: Anything Christmas
Crafting by Designs Challenge: Getting Ready for Christmas
The Crazy Challenge # 236: Getting Ready for Christmas


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 49 - Color.

Here we are with a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week we have colors for you:
 
 
In detail: black, greay and gold yellow!

 
This is my card:

 
I chose this very old digi stamp from ByLoriDesigns and a background paper from Bazzill.
 
Have a look here to see what my teamies have created this week!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Wishes

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November - Mid-Month Inspiration.

Welcome to my mid-month inspiration post for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!
 
This is my card:
 
 
I chose Little Penguin Winter digi from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps, colored with Copics and glitter and mounted on an old paper from Echo Park.
 
A quick and easy make, Christmas is just around the corner!
 
Have a look at our challenge blog to see more inspiration for this month and start making your cards today!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Anything (Christmas) Goes

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 48 - Glitter.

It's Sunday again and this means a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We have a word prompt for you: Glitter!
 
 
I made a mini card/tag with a lovely glittery elf!

 
The base card was actually a pice of a larger card which I had cut to fit an envelope so this leftover was perfect for this cute little elf from AtelierOz. I colored him with Copics and added lots of glitter in his hat!
 
If you want more glitter, have a look here in our challenge blog!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 47 - Inspiration Photo.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
Thank you to all those who entered our last challenge: you did a great job!
 
Are you ready for a new challenge?
 
 
Photo inspiration this week!

 
This is my card:

 
I've had these Purple Onion Designs Stamps for ages and this was the perfect inpiration to use some of them!
I colored them with Copics and decorated the base card with a paper from Doodlebug. So cheerful!
 
Can't wait to see what you create this week! With less than 50 days to go, we all need cards to send to family and friends!
If you need a bit more inspiration, have a look here to see what our talented team has made this week!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Digistamps4Joy Challenge # 130: Anything Goes opt. Christmas is Coming


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November.

 
It's November already, so less than two months until Christmas...how many cards have you made so far?
 
This is my card for this month:
 
 
I chose Autumn Critter Stack from our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps and papers from My Mind's Eye.
 
We can't wait to see your cards for this month challenge!
 
If you are interested, there is also a Design Team Call on the blog: you can read all about it here.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge # 387: Let's Make a Start on Christmas
Crafting by Designs Challenge: Get Ready for Christmas


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 46 - Anything Goes.

Good morning and welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We have a super-easy theme for you this week: Anything Goes!
 
 
I decided to make some tags:

 
The little gingerbread is an old digi stamps from Pink Petticoat which I colored with Copics and positioned on tags made with a Lawn Fawn die.
 
I think they are soo cute!!!
 
This challenge will run for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to create your project for this challenge! I can't wait to see them all!
 
As usual, I suggest to have a look at the fab cards made by the DT. You can find them all here on the challenge blog.
We also have new designers joining our team! If you want to meet them, check the post here!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
 


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Spooky Hedgehog!

Good morning!
I'm here today to show you my card for Gerda Steiner Designs October Challenge:
 
 
I received this sweet Cute and Cold Hedgehog digital stamp as a participant in their September challenge and I decided to transform the pumpkins and make a Halloween card.
Backround paper is from KlouiseDigiArt while the bat is from Lawn Fawn.
 
Isn't it lovely? Probably not spooky at all but oh! so cute!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Animal Friends Challenge # 43: Autumn/Halloween
The Crafty Addicts Challenge # 26: Anything Goes/Autumn

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 45 - Color.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
It's all about colors this week:
 
 
In detail:

 
This is my card:

 
I chose Father Christmas from DigiStamp Boutique and a glittered cardstock from First Edition as background.
It's been a long while since I last used this card base and this sweet Santa has been hidden in my Christmas printed digis drawer for ages! But I thought that they were perfect for these basic Christmas colors!
 
Check the other cards from the DT in our blog where you can also find last week's winner and Top 3!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: U for Under the Pile


Saturday, October 15, 2016

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for October - Mid-month Inspiration.

As usual... mid-month already?
I don't really know where time flies!
 
We have some fresh inspiration for you today on our CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog and this is mine:
 
 
The image is Winter Fairy Skate from Bugaboo Stamps which I mounted on papers from Papermania and Doodlebug. A few snowflakes and my little angel is ready for a skating session!
 
Have a look at the other beautiful cards made by the DT: you can see them all here!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
 


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 44 - Decorations.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week we have a word prompt for you:
 
 
Decorations!

 
And I chose this little guy because I loved his Christmas Garland! A perfect decoration for the season!
He is Rudolph, an old digi stamp from Pollycraft (I'm sorry, I cannot locate her shop anymore) colored with Copics and glitter and positioned over an old music paper.
Letters were made with my new die from First Edition: I'm soooo happy to be able to make my own wording!!
 
Christmas is not far away so start creating a new card and show it to us!
If you're in search of inspiration, have a look here: we've great cards for you!!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Che Bello Uno Swap!

Oggi ho deciso: niente inglese!
 
Ho appena letto di uno swap di Halloween e ho deciso di partecipare!
 
 
 
Se vi va l'idea, leggete tutto qui oppure qui!
 
Grazie a Petit Pois Rose e a AntonellaPal! Non vedo l'ora!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 43 - Christmas Cakes.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We have an inspiration photo for you today:
 
 
In detail: Christmas Cakes!

 
I was more inspired by the theme than by the photo and made this card:

 
Aren't they lovely? My daughter and I try to make a new cake or type of cookie every week so this card is inspired by the two of us.
 
These adorable digi stamp is Baked with Love from 2CuteInk: I used my Copics to color it and a paper background from Papermania.
The lollipop is made with a stamp from Purple Onion while the sentiment is from a stamp kit I found in a magazine.
 
Have a look here to see the lovely card we made for this challenge, to check last week's winners and don't forget the DT call!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: T is for Two (two gingerbread)
 


Saturday, October 1, 2016

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for October.

October already?
 
It seems that my posts for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra always take me by surprise.
Weather is still warm here and I cannot believe it's October which usually means shorter days and heavier clothes.
 
Anyway, a new month means a new Christmas card! Here's the one for October:
 
 
I chose Elf Candy Cane from our super-sponsor Bugaboo Stamps and added papers from American Crafts. The sentiment card is from Jillibean Soup.
 
I've had great fun while preparing this  card, this elf is sooo cute!
 
Have a look here to see the wonderful cards made by our DT, you'll surely find lots of inspiration!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Chipboard Crazy - Part 11.

Here I am again for another card in my "Chipboard Crazy" series, the cards I've made so far with tons of chipboard embellishments I found in my stash while sorting a drawer.
 
This is the 11th:
 
 
I opted for a more autumn feel, with a handmade jam jar and falling leaves.
I do love summer with its hot long sunny days and, of course, vacations but my favorite season is fall (if it doesn't rain all the time!) with its warm colors and that special light.
 
I have a couple of chipboard crazy cards to finish, stay tuned if you are interested!


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 42 - Anything Goes.

Welcome to the last Christmas Card Challenge for the month of September!
 
We are having a DT Call! You can read all about it here on the challenge blog!
It's a great team which you'll surely enjoy!
 
As usual, it's Anything Goes this week:
 
 
For a change, I didn't make a card but a colorful planner:

 
I colored this Santa but I had no inspiration for a card so I decided to make a Christmas planner and it turned out great!
 
The image is colored with Copics while the background paper is from Toga.
 
If you want to see beautiful cards, check out our challenge blog: you'll be inspired by the wonderful creations from the DT!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hogs & Kisses!

Today I'm happy to show you my card with this month image from Gerda Steiner Designs: it's Parachute Piggy which I had for free since I participated in the August Challenge.
 
Here's my card for the September challenge:
 
 
This adorable piggy digi stamp was perfect for my new paper from Bella Blvd: I colored it with Copics and positioned it with 3D dots. I then added cloud diecuts (Toga France and Taylored Expressions) and a funny sentiment (MFT).
 
Isn't it lovely?
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can Challenge # 128: Favourite Medium (markers)
Gerda Steiner September Challenge: Anything Goes with Parachute Piggy
Melonheadz Friends Challenge: Hand Colored Image


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 41 - Color.

Good morning and welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We have colors for you this week:
 
 
Gold and blue:

 
This is my card:

 
For my mini card I chose an elf from MFT and a background paper from First Edition. The tree is stamped on a paper from the same pad.
 
Do you know that we have less than 100 days to Christmas? I can't believe how time flies!
 
Need more inspiration? Have a look at the wonderful cards from the DT here on the challenge blog!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge # 131: Trees/Branches and/or Leaves
 


Thursday, September 15, 2016

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September - Mid-Month Inspiration.

Mid-September means one thing in my town: schools start.
 
And this means the very end of summer laziness, of days to fill with new projects and adventures, of mornings starting at 10 (well, my days start much earlier but I keep quiet until my daughter is ready to wake up).
 
But it also means it's time to give you some more inspiration for our CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.
 
This is my card:
 
 
This time I chose Winter Birds - Scarf from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps and some scraps from an old 6"x6" stack from Papermania.
 
Don't have enough inspiration? Have a look here on the challenge blog and check the wonderful cards from my teamies!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Bugaboo Theme Challenge: The Great Outdoors
 


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 40 - Christmas Lights.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week we have a word prompt for you: Christmas Lights!
 
 
This is my card:

 
I chose Be Merry and Bright Pupmas from Tiddly Inks which I printed on a background paper from Miss Tiina and colored with Copics.
 
Can't wait to see what my teamies have created this week! If you are curious too, have a look here on our challenge blog!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Lots of Layers / Wish Upon a Star
(Layers: card base, red cardstock, black cardstock, image, embellishments)
 


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge # 39 - Music Notes.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We have an Inspiration photo for your this week:
 
 
Music Notes!

 
This is my card:

 
I opted for a no stamp card this week, reaching for my Echo Park papers and die cuts and made a very simple card, full of music notes!
 
Need more inspiration? Have a look here at our challenge blog and you'll find plenty of fabulous cards!


Friday, September 2, 2016

Sweet Little Heart Tags.

Good morning!
 
I'm here today to show you some new tags I've just finished:
 
 
These cute girls and angels are from Dearie Dolls and I thought they were perfect to be used in some metallic heart tags I had in my stash.
 
I've colored them with Copics and made different tags for various occasions: Get Well, Thank You and I Love You, perfect to be added to a bunch of flowers or a chocolate box!
 
In detail:
 
 
They'll be soon in my shop if you are interested.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:


Thursday, September 1, 2016

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September.

Welcome September!
I love fall but I'm not sure I'm ready to see summer go, it's been a hot, lovely summer and I'm a bit sad to say goodbye to lazy days, craft projects and time with my daughter.
 
Anyway, it's time for a new CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!
Here's my card:
 
 
I've chosen something a bit different this time: Skelekinz - Present (from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps). It's not a Christmas stamp but I loved her face and thought it was funny to use her in a Christmas card, maybe good for a teeneager.
I've opted for unusual colors too: black for the background and purple for the gift.
I love this girl, she makes me smile!
 
If you entered our August challenge, you can find winners here.
And don't forget to check the wonderful card my teamies created for this challenge: they are all here on the blog!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges: