Sunday, September 29, 2013

Anything Goes! At Christmas Card Challenges.

When I'm feeling very creative, the "Anything Goes" theme in a challenge is always a joy!

I've had this image from Doodle Dragon Studios already colored for a while but I didn't manage to create a card with it.
A few days ago, I was diggind through my card samples and discovered this buried little kraft card and... it was THE right card for my little owl!


I had in mind a moon and a simple layout, without papers and embellishments and I finally managed to create it!

This card is for this week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges where the theme is "Anything Goes".

As usual, take a look at all the other cards from my fellow DT, they are always amazing!


I'd also like to enter ABC Christmas Challenge: S is for Stockings

and

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Clean and Simple.

I've recently discovered a new digi stamp company with adorable little critters and, of course, I had to have at least one of them...

I also discovered their challenge blog and, inspired by this week's theme, I've just finished a very clean and simple card where, for the first time, I've used colored pencils without watercoloring them.

Let me show my card first:

This lovely mouse is Columbo from Paper Pretties and the theme of their Challenge is "No Designer Paper".
Probably because I chose a pale grey Canson cardstock which is a bit textured, the job proved more difficult than foreseen but I love the result! A clean and simple look!

This card is for the following challenges:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Aren't Mice Cute?

Mice are one of those creatures that are awful if seen in real life but are terribly cute when illustrated.
I'm not one of those women who cries out loud at the sight of a mouse (not that I see lots of mice in my town) but they are related to dirt and diseases so I always stay far from them.
I remember when I was a little girl and spent my summer in my grandparents' house in the country that everythime a mouse was seen in the kitchen (very tiny mice actually), they threw open food away, washed the containers and everything in the kitchen.

I adore them when I see them illustrated and this week I chose a couple of very cute mice for my Christmas Card Challenge DT card.

The theme this week is a sketch, this one:
And I made this card:


I've used Mistletoe Mice digi stamp from Broken Box Stock (available here as a black and white freebie and here in a colored version) and my new papers from the Nordic Christmas pad from First Edition. I love this color combo of blue-greys and red!

Have a look at my fellow DT members' creations to get inspired!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Oops!

When I saw this image at Meljen's Designs I felt it was perfect for me:

No, not that I feel like a witch but I sometimes feel like this witch, a bit in trouble...
This stamp is called Witchy Brew and I've finally managed to make a card with it.
I found some lovely old Halloween papers in my stash (no clue about the brand, sorry) and I followed the orange + purple + yellow theme with my Copics, buttons, rhinestones and ribbon.

This card is for the following challenges:
Meljen's Designs Challenge # 178: Take Five
Crafting for All Seasons Challenge # 61: Make It Funny
The Pink Elephant Challenge # 217: Digital Image or Digital Paper
Divas by Design Challenge: Anything Goes

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I'm Not Happy...

The ends of summer brings the beginning of the new soccer season, a thing I'm definitely not happy about.

It means that most Sunday afternoon are spent at home because my husband has to watch his fav team. Of course, sometimes my daughter and I do something else but I have to plan our weekends carefully.
In addition, we live near the stadium so when our local team plays at home, I have to plan invitations and car trips.

Despite my dislike of soccer, I've just finished a card with soccer as a theme:

I've used a Crafter's Companion stamp from the Mulberry Wood collection and colored it with Copics. I wanted a fresh look for these cute bears and this striped paper printed from a Pink Petticoat set is just perfect! It reminds me of summer days gone by...

I was inspired from lots of challenges this time:
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Going on a Bear Hunt
The Cutie Pie Challenge # 53: A Cute One for the Boys

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Music! At Christmas Card Challenges

This week I've had great fun in creating my card for Christmas Card Challenges.
The theme is Music and, while looking through my stamps to find a proper image, I've come across Music Lucy from DigiStamp Boutique, a digi I bought a long ago and never used.

My challenge was to transform an everyday image into a Christmas one, a modern-looking girl into a girl suitable for a vintage-looking card.

I started with the papers: I've found the music paper in the Lost & Found Christmas paper pad from My Mind's Eye and matched it with another paper in the same collection.
Then I colored Lucy using the most "vintage" colors I had among my Copics and added a few details.

Here's my card:
I really love how it's turned out and, even if Lucy is still a modern-looking girl, she is at her ease in a vintage-looking card!

As usual, have a look at my teammates' cards, they always do a great job:
Sabrina

Well, Christmas is fast approaching but I should have made 30+ Christmas cards so far! Maybe I'll be able to make at least 50 by the end of November!

I'm entering this card into DigiStamp Boutique September Customer Competition.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Big Gifts!

When I saw this little baby with this huge present from Bugaboo Stamps I thought about my nephew, they have the same happy face. And, of course, I had to buy it.
3+ years later, I managed to make a card with it, with a boy in mind, a simple layout and bright colors.

Here's my card:
I've loved to use such a bright green card with yellow details which remind me of summer now that days are fresher and shorter, school is starting and lazy days are gone.

This card is for the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge: September Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge # 25: Birthday/Anything Goesa

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Snowmen.

Are you ready for another Christmas Card Challenge?

This week the theme is "Snowmen" and this is my card:
I wanted to create a clean and simple card and I used my very last turquoise card on which I attached the panel with this lovely DigiStamp Boutique image. I colored it with Copics and glitter and add just a few buttons. It's turned out exactly as I had in mind!

Have a look at what the team has created for this challenge:
 Alanna
Sabrina

Once in September, Christmas is really around the corner...

I'm entering this card in DigiStamp Boutique September Customer Competition

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September!

Where has this summer gone?
I can't believe we are in September.
School is starting in a couple of weeks, family vacation is over, lovely long hot sunny days are behind us...
Although autumn is my favourite season, I'm a bit sad when summer is over.

I must confess that in August I treated myself with some new stamps. Most of them being rubber, they are still somewhere across the ocean.
A couple of them being digis, I could use one to make the card for this week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges. The theme is Something New and this is my card:

This lovely angel stamp is from Just Some Lines and, maybe for the first time, I've used a background paper with a scene on it. It's from the Christmas Fancy paper pad from Dovecraft and I simply added stars and a ribbon with bow.

Isn't she lovely?

Don't forget to have a look at my fellow DT memebers' creations: