Friday, December 1, 2017

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for December.

Hello December and welcome to a new CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!
 
I'm so happy when December comes even if I'm always behind my schedule of things to be made...
 
Before we go any further, we have some sad news for you: this monthly challenge blog is closing, so this is the last challenge here. You can ready all about this decision here on the blog.
 
This is my card:
 
 
I chose Knobby Knees Christmas - Sack from our super-sweet sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.
Papers are from Dovecraft.
 
Can't wait to see what you create for the merriest month in the year!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 26 - Candy Canes.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week we have a super sweet theme for you:
 
 
Candy Canes!

 
This is my take: 

 
I've chosed these super-cute koala digi stamps from Dearie Dolls which I colored with Copics and glitter. I went for tags this week (I printed them too small to use them on a card...).
 
As usual, I invite you to have a look at my teamies creations which you'll find here on the blog as usual.
 
Sadly, this is our last challenge.
 
I've created one card each week since June 2013 and I'll surely miss my Sunday posts. 
 
I'd like to thank all those who commented and appreciated my cards, those who entered our challenges and also thank you teamies! It's been great working with you all!


Friday, November 17, 2017

Gerda Steiner November Challenge - Hello Friend!

Here I am with my monthly post for the Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge.
 
This month I received this super-cute mouse since I had entered the October challenge and made this card:
 
 
I found this triangle-shaped card in a magazine and I thought it was perfect for this image. It's called Balancing Holiday Mouse and is available in Gerda Steiner's shop.
 
Background paper is from Doodlebug as well as the message. The digi is colored with Copics and lots og glitter!
 
That's all for this month! Can't wait to see what comes in December!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
The Merry Christmas Challenge # 43: Anything Goes + Christmas (Opt. Animals)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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

Welcome to our CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra inspiration post!
 
This is my card:
 
 
I chose these Christmas Bells from Bugaboo Stamps, I colored them with Copics and used some very old papers from October Afternoon to make the background.
 
Have a look here to see the beautiful cards made by the DT!
 
Can't wait to see your cards!
 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 25 - Cats.

Good morning and welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week we have a sweet and fluffy theme for you: Cats!
 
 
Aren't they cute?

 
This is my card:

 
Again this week I reached for an old digi stamp from Pink Petticoat.
 
The bow is made with a Sizzix die I bought a while ago: I love how it's turned out!
Glittered cardstock and background paper are from DCWV)
 
My teamies have made great cards as usual: see them all here! You'll also find winner and Top 3 from our last challenge.
 
 


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November.

Good morning!
 
 
My card for today has a super-cute dog on it:
 
 
I chose Winter Puppy Dog from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.
 
The background paper is actually a birthday paper from a local shop but I thought it had perfect colors for a Christmas card, especially if paired with this gorgeous glittered cardstock from DCWV.
A few more crystal stars around added a special touch.
 
As usual I suggest that you have a look at all the lovely creations from the team! You can find tons of inspiration here on the blog.
Can't wait to see what you create!
 
 


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 24 - Merry Christmas.

Happy Sunday and welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We have a great yet simple theme for you this week:
 
 
Merry Christmas!

 
This is my card:

 
I chose an old digi stamp from Pink Petticoat with an adorable owl on a branch and, of course, a big Merry Christmas wording.
The image is colored with Copics while papers are from Toga France.
 
Have a look here to see the wonderful cards from the DT and don't forget... Christmas is Coming!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

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

I'm sooo late today with my mid-month post for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!
 
Anyways... here's my card:
 
 
I chose Snowman Set 2 from our super-sponsor Bugaboo Stamps, colored it with Copics and mounted it on papers from Echo Park and Cartabella.
 
I'm in love with this snowman, it's so sweet while hugging the little chick!
 
Have a look here to see all the other cards from the DT, you'll surely be inspired!


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Gerda Steiner October Challenge - With Love.

Good afternoon!
 
I'm here today for my monthly post for Gerda Steiner Challenge.
 
We received this adorable Racoon digital stamp as we took part in their September challenge and it was a pleasure to create a card with its funny face looking at me!
 
This is my card:
 
 
I colored it with Copics and positioned it on papers from Pebbles and We R Memory Keepers.
I loved the fact that there was a little racoon in the background paper too!
The sentiment is froma stamp set I found in a magazine.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenge:
 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 23 - Purple & Silver Ornaments.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week we have a color challenge for you:
 
 
Purple & Silver Ornaments!

 
This is my card:

 
I chose this cute fox from Dearie Dolls and added some very old papers I had in my stash. My favourite part is the jacket: I LOVE the dots!
 
As usual, I suggest you check the fab creations from the DT here in our challenge blog where you'll find winner and Top 3 from last challenge too!


Sunday, October 1, 2017

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for October.

 
A couple of months and we'll be surrounded by decorations and Christmas songs... I LOVE Christmas but I'm not ready for winter yet...
 
Anyways, here's my card for this month:
 
 
I chose Shopping Girls digi stamp from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps with the idea to turn these girls into friends doing their Christmas shopping.
The background paper (from Toga) is a Christmas one but unfortunately the gingerbreads are all covered by either the image or the sentiment so it doesn't seem too Christmas-sy...
I loved the colors I chose so I decided to keep the paper and finish the card.
 
Have a look here on the blog to see the other cards made by the DT.
 
Can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Have a "Micey" Day.

Good morning!
 
I'm here today for my monthly card for the Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge.
 
This month we had to create a card with the sweetest mice ever:
 
 
 
 
I colored it with Copics and used some old papers from Wild Rose Studio as background.
The sentiment is from PennyBlack.
 
I received it for free since I participated in their August challenge but you can buy it here in Gerda Steiner Designs shop.
 
Have a micey day!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 22 - Nativity.

Good morning and welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We have a very sweet theme for your this week:
 
 
Nativity.

 
This is my card:

 
I chose Cute Nativity Kids from DigiStamp Boutique and papers from First Edition.
The banner stamp is from Paper Smooches and the sentiment stamp is from Pannyblack.
 
You can find more inspiration here on our challenge blog.
Can't wait to see your cards!
 


Friday, September 15, 2017

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

Hello!
September 15 for us means one thing: school.
In my hometown today is the day when everything comes back to its routine even if my daughter is starting a new school and everything will be different.
 
Anyway, it's time for some fresh inspiration for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.
 
This is my card:
 
 
As usual, I chose a super-sweet image from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.
It's called Bobblehead Elf and it seems it's not yet in the new shop as I'm writing this.
 
I chose papers from Doodlebug and some pearls and buttons. The little holly stamp and the sentiment are from MFT.
 
Have a look here on the blog to see the wonderful creations from our DT!


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 21 - Cookies.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We have a super theme for you this week:
 
 
Cookies!

 
This is my card:

 
I've had this digi from KennyK Stamps (so sad, I've just discovered it closed its doors back in June...) and I thought it was time to use it.
This lovely girl holding cookies for Santa has been colored with Copics and mounted on papers from Heidi Grace and Echo Park.
 
Have a look on the blog and be inspired by the many beautiful cards made by our DT!


Friday, September 1, 2017

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September.

September already? Are you kidding?
I can't believe summer is over... no, I'm NOT ready!
 
But we have a new CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra starting today so let's talk about cards for Christmas!
 
This is mine for this month:
 
 
I chose Letter Giraffe from our super sponsor Bugaboo Stamps and decorated the neck with a holly stamp from Taylored Expressions.
Background paper is from First Edition and the frame is from... oops! I don't remember...
 
I love this cute giraffe popping out of the Polaroid frame!
 
My teamies have made more beautiful cards! Have a look here to see them!
And don't forget to start making cards, Christmas is not so far away!


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 20 - Colorful Glass Ornaments.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
This week we have a bright cheerful photo to inspire you:
 
 
Colorful glass ornaments!

This is my card:

 
I chose a lovely mouse from Dearie Dolls and papers from Cartabella.
This inspiration was perfect on a hot summer day because colors are so summery, aren't they?
 
Have a look at all the wonderful cards made by the other DT members: they are all here!


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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

Welcome to our mid-month post for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!
 
This is my card:
 
 
He's Chimney Santa from Bugaboo Stamps colored with Copics and glitter.
I wanted to give my card a "vintage" style so I chose papers from My Mind's Eye and then I added some gold rhinestones in order to give a little bit of light.
 
Have a look here on our challenge blog to find more inspiring cards!


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 19 - Blue & White Snowflakes.

Good morning and welcome to our Christmas Card Challenge # 19!
 
We have this inspiration for you today:
 
 
Blue & White Snowflakes!

 
This is my card:

 
I reached for an old stamp from There She Goes which I mounted on papers from DCWV. A touch of glitter and some pearls and rhinestones and voilĂ !
 
Don't forget to have a look at all the wonderful cards from my teamies: you can see them all here!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Monster Birthday!

Good morning!
 
I'm soooo happy to be here today with a non-Christmas card!
I had a few hours and decided to dedicate to my card for Gerda Steiner Monthly Challenge:
 
 
It's Birthday Monster digi stamp from Gerda Steiner, colored with Copics and mounted on papers from Best Creation (they are old, I know...).
 
I tried to keep colors neutral so that they could work for both a boy's or a girl's birthday.
Isn't it lovely?
 
I'd like to enter the following challenge:


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for August.

 
New month new challenge, are you ready for some inspiration?
 
This is my card: 

 
 I chose Sign It Snowman from our super sponsor Bugaboo Stamps, colored with Copics and mounted on papers from October Afternoon.
The sentiment is from a stamp set I found in a magazine.
 
If you, like me, live somewhere where it's very hot and need more inspiration to make a Christmas card, have a look here to see some wonderful cards!

* * Sorry for being so late with my post but I've had problems in uploading my pic. * *
 


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 18 - Snowman.

Good morning and welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
We have a super-easy theme for you this week:
 
 
A pretty snowman!

 
This is my card:

 
I chose this adorable snowman from 2 Cute Ink and papers from First Edition.
 
I LOVE him!
 
Have a look here on the blog to see all the cards made by our DT and don't forget that Christmas is not so far away!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

You Are So Sweet...

Hello!
I'm here today to show you my card for Gerda Steiner July Challenge:
 
 
It's the super sweet Strawberry Mouse digi stamp available from Gerda Steiner.
I colored it with Copics and used papers from Papermania as background.
 
It's so cute, isn't it?
 
I'd like to enter the following challenge:
 


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Chrismas Card Challenge # 17 - Have Yourself...

Happy Sunday and welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
Thank you to all who entered our challenge last week, your cards were all SO beautiful!
 
This week we have a super inspiration for you:
 
 
In detail: 
And I used the words as the sentiment for my card:

 
Reindeer is from Your Next Stamp while the sentiment stamp is from Taylored Expressions.
Background paper is from First Editions.
 
For more inspiration, have a look here on the blog, we have great cards for you!
 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra for July - Mid-Month Inspiration.

Welcome to our mid-month inspiration post for our CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!
 
It's a bit difficult to concentrate on winter and Christmas cards in this wonderfully hot summer, so this time I opted for unusual pastel colors and short sleeves for my card:
 
 
The image is Baby Couple from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.
It wasn't a Christmas digi but I thought it was perfect to celebrate a baby's first Christmas adding some pastel-colored papers (First Editions) and some touches of red here and there.
 
Have a look at my teamies' cards: you can see them all here!


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge # 16 - Ornaments.

Welcome to a new Christmas Card Challenge!
 
Our inspiration for this challenge is:
 
 
Ornaments!
 
In detail:

This is my card:

 
This cute little mouse is from Doodle Dragon Studios, it's colored with Copics and is mounted on papers from First Edition.
 
We have lots of cards to show you: have a look here on the blog to see them all!
 
 


Saturday, July 1, 2017

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for July.

 
With summer in full bloom it's always hard to focus on Christmas but we are here to help you with tons of inspiration!
 
This is my card for this month:
 
 
This cute little girl is Winter Kidz Girl, again from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.
As usual, I colored her with Copics and glitter and used papers from BoBunny and First Edition.
I love the little Bunny!
 
My teamies have created gorgeous cards so have a look here to see them all!
 
 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hello Friend!

Here I am with my monthly card for Gerda Steiner's Challenges!
 
 
This super-cute digi stamp is Hello Friend Turtle from Gerda Steiner Designs: I used my Copics and papers from Peebles.
 
It's so sweet!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner June Challenge: Anything Goes with this digi