Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cards for Emily - Part 2

Here's my card for "A Card for Emily" project promoted by Dustin Pike:

Instead of using a Daisy and Buttercup image, I chose a frog image I had just bought from Doodle Dragon Studios: it's in the March 2011 collection and I love it!
I still have to write my message for Emily, it's difficult to write something after the wonderful words my daughter used in her card!

Again, if you want to send a card to Emily, read full instuctions here.

Cards for Emily - Part 1

A few days ago I read about "A Card for Emily"on Dustin Pike blog.
Emily is a 7 year-old girl who is fighting leukemia and Dustin let us choose one of his Daisy and Buttercup images to make a card to be sent to her.
I asked my daughter if she would like to make a card for this little girl and she made this:

She used the Daisy and Buttercup image from Dustin Pike, colored it with colored pencils and glitter and embellished the card with paper flowers, rhinestones and a pretty pink satin bow.
She also wrote a very moving message inside the card, which I translated into English hoping to be able to keep the same atmosphere. I suggested her not to write about illness or recovering and she really wrote THE perfect message.

I'm finishing my card and I'll post it as soon as ready.

If you want to send a card to Emily, you can read about it here.

Thanks, Dustin!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Tags!

Last month, while buried under snow, I took out my stash of unused stamps and decided I had to do something with them.

Some of them are very tiny and, although I love them, I found it difficult to put them into good use. I thought about making some tags, "tiny tags".
I made some samples and I loved both the creative process and the final results.

When I saw this week's theme at There She Goes Challenge # 146 I thought I could make some tiny tags with one of their stamps I bought last month.

And here's what I've created:
What I love most of these tiny tags is seeing them altogether!

I decided to use the Bee Happy stamp set: I took some ready made white tags with strings, I added some light green patterned paper as grass, I stamped the flower stem with green ink and glued the flowers and the bees, which I had colored with Copics, with 3D dots so they pop out of the tag.
Unfortunately, these tags are quite small and I couldn't use the sentiments in the set, so I decided to print some "with love" sentiments, cut them as a little flags and glued them to the tags.


Enjoy your week-end!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spring Is In The Air!

I can't believe spring will be here in a couple of weeks!
Last week we had some warm, bright sunny days: heavy down coats back in the wardrobe, snow boots away, light coats out together with silk scarves and sunglasses!
But... no, not again... we had a few dark rainy days... what a sadness!
So I thought about bringing some spring in my craftroom creating these pretty clothespins:


Since I discovered these clothespins in a shop, I've made a series for every season and these pretty flowers from Birdie Brown were just perfect for the spring version!
With glitter here and there and a light green organza ribbon they instantly brought some cheer on my craft room table!

By the way, I'm a very happy winner of There She Goes Challenge # 145!!! I couldn't believe my eyes when I read my name! And this helped me in a dark rainy day dedicated to cleaning the house...
This week the Challenge is about TAGS and I'm already creating some to enter it!
Meanwhile, I've just spent my $5 coupon on a new set of Torico's stamp!