Sunday, July 28, 2013

Wishes...

Have you ever wished upon a star?
I have.
And sometimes my wish has come true... even when it was not a perfect wish and it would have been better not to wish...

Anyway, for this week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges we have to use background stamps and I wished I had more... well, I wished I had at least one.

In fact, it seems that among my tons of stamps there's not a background stamp so I had to create one.

I made this card:

The tiny star stamp is from a set by The Alley Way Stamps while the sweet mouse is from PennyBlack. I stamped the stars with white ink on a metallic card I found in my stash and simply added the mouse stamp colored with Copics.

My fellow DT members have probably more inspiring background stamps to use in their cards so have a look at all their amazing creations:

 
That's all for this Sunday! See you next week!

Friday, July 26, 2013

A Funny Christmas Tree.

Inspired by this fortnight challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge where "O is for O' Christmas Tree" I've managed to make a card using a stamp I've had for ages.
I colored it a while ago so I just had to choose papers and embellishments. I actually didn't think it could be so easy to finish the card and I'm very pleased with the result.

Here's my card:
This funny Christmas tree girl is Christmas Tree Toodles from Broken Box Stock (available here as a digi stamp and here in a colored version).
I used my Copics and lots of glitter while the papers are from Carta Bella. Isn't she lovely?

This card is for the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: O is for O' Christmas Tree

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Teachers.

This week I'm inspired by teachers for my cards... I have a few drafts on my table next to some Christmas cards and I'm quite excited to see how they'll turn out!

School finished at the beginning of June here and will start middle September but it seems that things are different around the world: somewhere have just finished, somewhere else are about to start again. That's why I decided I needed some more teachers cards for my shop.

This is the first one I've made:
Again, I've used a card from Lasting Impressions which was hidden in my stash (it seems that since I re-discovered my embossing templates and stuff, every image I color is perfect on a Lasting Impression card blank!).
The image is Teacher Toodle from Broken Box Stock which I colored with Copics (but there is a colored version available here if you prefer) and, of course, touches of glitter here and there.

What a sassy teacher!

This card is for the following challenges:
That Craft Place Challenge: It's a Girl Thing

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Snowflakes in July!

Here I am ready with another card for Christmas Card Challenges!

Blogger still has problems but I've found out a way to write a post without losing it, it's enough I don't leave the page!

This week the theme is: SNOWFLAKES!

I love snowflakes in my Christmas cards and in general, it's a shape I adore. I still remember a lovely snowflake pendant with diamonds I saw in St. Moritz 14 years ago... it was so sparkly... I don't have a passion for jewellery and I couldn't afford it, but it was sooo beautiful....

Well, let's gor back to less expensive snowflakes... This is my card:

I found a set of tiny and small snowflakes stamps I bought last year at Muji during the sale and I started stamping them with silver ink on the front of the card.
The image is from PennyBlack, colored with Copics in traditional Christmas colors. It's one of my favourite ever!
Then I added two snowflakes punched from a glittered cardstock from DCVW.

Have a look at all the fabulous creations from the other DT member of Christmas Card Challenges: I'm always amazed to see all their cards and projects!

Monday, July 15, 2013

No Embellishments??!

When I read the theme for this fortnight challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge I was pretty sure I wouldn't have entered.
No embellishments? How can I make a card without a little pearl, a shiny rhinestone or a lovely ribbon?
Then, while planning my future DT cards, I had a few ideas and this is the card:

I've used one of my treasured cards from Lasting Impressions with this lovely embossed border. Then, I've glued the image from Meljen's Designs colored with Copics in the middle of the card with a sweet sentiment.
Clean and simple, even without embellishments!

This card is for the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: N is for No Embellishments
FAb'n'Funky Challenge # 179: Christmas in July
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 215: 11th of July Christmas

Sunday, July 14, 2013

It's Time to Emboss for Christmas Card Challenges!

Well, fingers crossed that this time Blogger works.... It's the fourth time I write this post and every single time, while trying to edit it, everything disappeared and was lost...

The theme of my post was about embossing, a technique I fell in love with more than 10 years ago when I discovered Lasting Impressions templates.
I love their style and slowly started to collect booklets, papers and templates.
Once I started working with stamps, embossing was put aside and I'm so happy to have a reason to take them out again to find the perfect template for this week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.

I chose this Christmas hat and I embossed it on Lasting Impressions papers embellished with a tiny button.
I put an embossed panel on the front of my card and a thin satin ribbon on one side.

 Don't forget to have a look at all the lovely creations from my fellow DT members!
Sabrina

Well, this time it seems that Blogger works, not perfectly but I can now post it...!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Stockings! At Christmas Card Challenges.

This week the inspiration for our weekly Christmas Card Challenge comes from Stockings!

Although we hang stockings to celebrate the Epiphany on Jan. 06 and not for Christmas, stockings are part of our Christmas decor. I love them! I have some that each year I hang on my wall or next to a bed and it's always a pleasure to see them, even if they are empty!

This is the card I've made:
I've used another fun stamps from Deidre Mosher Designs on Etsy. I bought it a long ago and I'm happy to have finally used it! That mouse is SO cute!
The patterned paper comes from the Stocking Fillers paper pad from Firts Edition and the digi was colored with Copics and embellished with rhinestones and pearls.

Christmas will be here in less than 6 months, so it's time to take your Christmas papers and embellies out and start making cards!

If you need inspiration, have a look at all the fabulous and inspiring creations from our DT!

Friday, July 5, 2013

There's a Mouse in my Stocking!

I've had a bunch of these little mice from Pennyblack stamped and colored for more than one year, maybe tow years. but I didn't manage to make the right card with them.

A few weeks ago I found some little kraft cards and, inspired by ABC Christmas Challenge this week (M is for Mouse) I made a card in no time!

This one:

I've found the perfect paper from the Christmas Village paper pad from First Edition and, with a few extras, the card was finished!
Isn't he cute?
I think I'll do a couple more!

This card is for the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: M for men or Mice
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Use Something New (the card)
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for July: Anything Goes

and

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge # 131: All Wrapped Up!
(Thanks Hazel!)

172 days to Christmas and... I've lost the count of my new Christmas cards....!