Saturday, January 31, 2015

To a Very Special Daughter.

Just a quick post today to show you a card I've recently made with one new stamp from Eat Cake Graphics:
 
 
Isn't this image super cute and super sweet?
 
She is Willow and Her Forest Friends and I chose her because she reminds me of my daughter who used to sit down surrounded by her teddy bears and teddy rabbits while reading tales.
 
You can find this stamp here in Eat Cake Graphics shop.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Friday, January 30, 2015

A Last Minute Valentine Card.

Although a few days ago I decided I was done with Valentine cards for this year, I wanted to make another card to take part in Whimsie Doodles January Challenge.
 
I have a digi I adore which I made into a little magnetic notebook last year (you can see it here) but I had to make a card too:
 
 
This digi is part of the Valentine Punnies collection (you can find it here).It seems that I love yellows for Valentine cards, this being the last of a series of yellow cards.
 
And this suggests me that I must have some cheese and pasta for lunch today!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Pile It On Challenge # 53: Hearts and/or Flowers
Time Out Challenge # 23: Valentine's Day + Hearts

Thursday, January 29, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 296 - Valentine/Love.

Welcome to the last C.R.A.F.T. Challenge of the month!
 
This week we want to see your Valentine or love-themed cards and projects!
 
This is mine:
 
 
I opted for a clean and simple card which could be suitable for a man and choose these adorable birds from StitchyBear Stamps.
The digi is called Second Day of Christmas because it has a Christmas message all around the birds. But, magic of the digital stamps, I cancelled the sentiment and voilà... a perfect image for valentine's Day!
 
They are cute, aren't they?
 
Have a look here and be inspired by the fab creations of the team and don't forget to check the sponsors we have this week!
If you are looking for last week's winners and Top 3, then click here. It's been great to see the many ways you recycled parts of your projects!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Sweet Little Mini Card.

I've had some spare time this afternoon to play with a freebie image I got from Lia Stampz and make a card for their challenge.
 
There were two sketches to choose from. I chose this one:
 
 
and decided to make the tiniest of cards:
 
 
This cute bunny (you can find it here) came with a sentiment but I made a mistake while resizing it and it came out too big for this card so I opted for a more traditional I Love You which I had in my stash.
 
I used scraps of paper and a heart button and made the cutest of cards!
 
I don't know why but mini cards are always my fav!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Take Your Pick Week (Product Theme - Button)
 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 8 - Anything Goes.

It's Anything Goes week at Christmas Card Challenges!
 
 
This means freedom to create whatever you like!
 
I created this card:

 
I've had this image from Whimsie Doodles for ages and time has come to use it!
It's Ginger and Cup (it's still a freebie if you are interested you can find it here).
Paper is from First Edition mounted on a decorated card base (the red with white dots area) I found somewhere last summer while travelling.
Yummy!
 
In case you entered our Challenge last week, check here to see if you're one of our pick!
 
And don't forget to have a look at all the Amazing cards from the DT:
  

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Lisa  
                                     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia


I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: B is for Bows, Bunting or Baking
Completely Christmas Challenge # 47: Anything Goes + Make a Card for a Child
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Only One Designer Paper
 


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Bugaboo 5th Birthday Party Celebrations - Day 7.

Yesterday was the last day of the celebrations for Bugaboo 5th Birthday and we had a variety of recipes to play with. It was difficult to choose one!
 
I went for the Popcorn recipe: use 3D objects!
 
 
Since I love to add dimension to my cards with 3D dots, buttons, pearls or rhinestones etc. I thought it was the recipe for me.
 
This is my card:

 
He is AKV World Flags - USA (I left the flag blank so it can be filled with a sentiment or a little message) from Bugaboo Stamps and papers from DCWV.
 
Well, last card for a very busy week! I'm happy I managed to find some time to make a new card for each challenge and be part of their 5th Birthday Celebrations!. I love Bugaboo Stamps and it's been a good reason to use some of the images I collected over the years!
 
This card is for the following challenges:
 


Friday, January 23, 2015

Bugaboo 5th Birthday Party Celebrations - Day 6.

Hello again with a new card to celebrate Bugaboo 5th Birthday!
 
The theme for the Thursday Challenge is Clowns!
 
I'm happy to have the reason to use one of my clown stamps and make another bright card!
 
 
This clown is Clown Around - Rings from Bugaboo Stamps and the background paper is from Best Creations.
 
I love the little clown!
 
I'm entering this card into:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bugaboo 5th Birthday Party Celebrations - Day 5.

* * This is my third post today, please scroll down to see my project for C.R.A.F.T. Challenges * *
 
Here I am again for another card to celebrate Bugaboo 5th Birthday!
 
The theme for the Wednesday Challenge is Humor Me!
 
This is my card:
 
 
I LOVE this girl walking around as if she were a princess! I'm totally different from her but for once I'd like to feel like her!
 
She is Not Everyone Can Be a Princess from Bugaboo Stamps of course. I colored her with Copics and mounted her on a circle card covered with a striped paper from Papermania.
I loved this clean and crisp look!
 

Bugaboo 5th Birthday Party Celebrations - Day 4.

* * This is my second post today, please scroll down to see my project for C.R.A.F.T. Challenges * *
 
Well, yesterday I managed to create a couple of cards for Bugaboo 5th Birthday Party Celebrations.
 
On Tuesday the theme was colors, these ones:
 
 
Bright and full of energy!
 
And I used them in this card:

 
She is the adorable Spring Bird - Summer Dress, I think one of my first Bugaboo Stamps!
I used a background paper from Best Creations and added rhinestones here and there.
 
See you later for another card for Bugaboo Party!
 
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
 
 
 
 

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 295 - Recycling.

A great challenge today at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Recycling!
 
Interesting, isn't it?
 
I love to have to re-use something or find a new way to use an old thing that I would otherwise throw into the garbage bin.
 
This week I've decided to re-use an old music sheet. A while ago I found an old music book in a second-hand shop and I decided to buy it and use the sheets for my crafts.
To tell you the truth I always hesitate before tearing pages apart from old books, for me they are all precious but I love the look they give so I have a go.
 
This is my card:
 
 
My image is H is for Happy Birthday from A Day for Daisies colored with Copics. I tried to choose colors with a vintage look but the card turned out bright and cheerful!
 
If you are looking for more ideas on recycling, have a look here on our Challenge blog: my teamies have done a great job this week too!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge # 281: Something Old, Something New (paper, image)


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bugaboo 5th Birthday Party Celebrations - Day 3.

Hi again!
 
Here I am with another card for Bugaboo 5th Birthday Party Celebrations!
 
On Monday, the challenge was a Photo Inspiration, this one:
 
 
And I made this card:

 
This boy is AKV Sign It Boy and the cupcake is Cupcake Circle Tag (without sentiment) both from Bugaboo Stamps. I loved the idea that a boy could have the biggest of cupcakes for his birthday!
 
Now, onto Tuesday's Challenge... I have to work quickly!
 
This card is for the following challenges:
 

Bugaboo 5th Birthday Party Celebrations - Day 2

I'm a bit behind schedule with my posts for Bugaboo's 5th Birthday Party Celebrations but I hope to be able to finish all my cards and enter them to the various challenges.
 
Today I'm here to show you my card for the Sunday Challenge.
 
This is the sketch to follow:
 
 
And this is my card:

 
He is Astronaut 1 from Bugaboo Stamps of course, colored with Copics and mounted on a background paper from DCWV.
 
I'm entering it into the following challenges:
 A Gem of a Challenge # 136: Birthday Card for Boy

Monday, January 19, 2015

Not Just Card Challenge # 11.

Good morning!
 
It's Monday again... a new week and a new start...
 
Are you ready for a new challenge at Not Just Cards?
As usual it's Anything Goes and we have great sponsors and great prizes for you!
 
I was so inspired by our sponsors' images that I made two projects for this challenge!
 
The first one:
 
 
This sign has been made using Dog from Stitchy Bear Stamps and an old paper I had in my stash.
 
Then, I fell in love with two cute pandas and I couldn't help but using them for this mini card:

 
They are one of the stamps available in the Panda Valentine Stamp Set and they are sooo sweet, aren't they?
 
If I had to choose just one project well, I couldn't do that! I LOVE them both!
 
Have a look here to see the fab projects made by our DT and to check if you're one of last week winners!
 
 


Sunday, January 18, 2015

There's a Birthday Party at Bugaboo!

* * * This is my second post today, please scroll down to see my post for our weekly Christmas Card Challenge * * *
 
One of my favourite digital stamps Companies is turning five!
Bugaboo Digi Stamps is having a birthday party for the whole week, with great challenges and, of course, great prizes!
 
I cannot miss the opportunity to participate and, for today, I have a creation I made a while ago but which I haven't had the time to showcase.
 
If you remember my post here, I showed you a little sign for a sewing room I made for a friend. Together with that sign I made a notebook and I re-created it for my shop.
 
Today's theme for the challenge at Bugaboo is bingo:
I went for: Bling - Stripes - Buttons and made this:

 
Since it was first conceived as a gift set for a friend, I kept colors the same as for the sign and I re-made it exactly the same way.
This cute little mouse is Mouse from Bugaboo Digi Stamps, colored with Copics matching the stripes of the background paper.
 
I can't wait to see the next challenges!
 
This creation is for the following challenges:
The ABC Challenge: B is for Buttons & Bows


Christmas Card Challenge # 7 - Inspiration Challenge.

What a funny photo inspiration we have for you today at Christmas Card Challenges!
 
 
In detail, this yummy cupcake:

 
Isn't it cute? Too cute to eat it, right?
 
This is my card:

 
My Santa cupcake comes from Doodle Dragon Studios (Christmas In July 2013), perfect for the challenge!
 
Have a look at our DT creations this week, I've had sneak peaks and I'm absolutely thrilled about them! Check them here or in our personal blogs:
 

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Lisa  
                                     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia

And don't forget to see if you were one of last week winners!
 
Oops... I was about to forget!
We have a new Facebook page for Christmas Card Challenges: follow us here. We’ll be sharing the winning cards as well as highlighting a few noteworthy cards each week!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 294 - Christmas.

It's Christmas again here at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
Have you already packed your Christmas papers and embellishments away?
Well, take them out and play with us!
 
This is my card:
 
 
This sweet penguin is from Scrapper's Delight (Penguin Willie's Gift) colored with Copics and mounted on papers from First Edition.
I wanted a change from the usual Christmas colors and opted for these mix of orange, light blue and pink.
Well, I'm not too convinced that orange and pink can work together but they were there on the striped paper so I had a go.
 
If you want to start your Christmas 2015 cards early, have a look at our Challenge blog and be inspired by the beauties made by the team.
Scrapper's Delight is our sponsor this week, don't miss the oppurtunity to win some of their adorable images!
 
Can't wait to see what you create!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Birthdays Are Scary!

Hello!
 
Today I'm happy to show you a card I've just finished with one of my fav stamp sets:
 
They are Silly Monsters 2 from Your Next Stamp and you know how I LOVE them!
 
This time I was inspired by the new challenge at Your Next Stamp Challenge blog.
This is the sketch:
 
(There is also a color challenge if you prefer!).
 
I can't wait to enter this card into the following challenges:
 
 
 
 


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 6 - Case a DT Member's Card.

We have a challenging challenge for you this week at Christmas Card Challenges!
 
CASE a DT member's card!
 
 
It's been funny to scroll down our challenge blog to find the right card to CASE and I chose this:

 
It was a card by Pat and it was made for Challenge # 51 back in 2012.
 
This is my card:

 
I chose an image from DigiStamp Boutique from the Cute Santa Collection and a scrap of paper from my stash.
 
Check my fellow DT's blogs to see what they CASEd!
 

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Lisa  
                                     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia

And don't forget to check here if you are one of the picks from last week's challenge!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 1: Tic-Tac-Toe (Sentiment-Ribbon-Polka Dots)


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Winter Wishes.

Good morning and happy Saturday!
I'd love to start this cold and dark Saturday showing you a card I've just finished:
 
 
The mission was to create a card or project using one of 2 Cute Ink digital stamps: no theme, no deadline, nothing! A dream for every card-maker!
I LOVE 2 Cute Ink stamps so it's always a pleasure to create with them and, since my daughter loves them too, we often share ideas and, of course, she gives suggestions.
 
This card has still a Christmas flavour, maybe for the colors I chose, but I'd rather make a winter card, with this super-cute Winter Cardinal wrapped up in a gorgeous scarf!
Papers are from First Edition.
 
Heidi, the creator behind 2 Cute Ink gives away a freebie each month if you subscribe to the newsletter (you can fin it here) and hosts a challenge here on her challenge blog: don't miss the opportunity to play with us to win gorgeous digi stamps! This month the theme is "Goin' Buggy", funny, isn't it?
And, of course, there's a Facebook Group where you can share your creations!
I'm always happy to see what you create with these adorable images!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
(S = Satin, Sentiment - C = Cardinal - B = Bird)
QKR Stamped Challenge # 121: Baby It's Cold Outside
 
 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 293 - Not a Card.

Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week we have something new for you, the theme being Not A Card!
 
Here's what I made:
 
 
He is Strongo from Doctor Digi colored with Copics and mounted on a wood door hanger covered with a striped paper.
I love red and light blue together and they seem so beachy... now that Christmas is over and my fav season is over too, I long for summer...
 
Doctor Digi is one of our fab sponsors this week, so start creating, we can't wait to see what you come up with!
 
I'm entering the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge: Something New (image)


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2 Cute Ink Challenge # 121 -Goin' Buggy.

2 Cute Ink Challenges are back after the Christmas break!
 
The theme for this fortnight is Goin' Buggy and this is my creation:
 
 
I used the free digital stamp available with the January newlsetter (you can subscribe here) and some red tags I bought back in December.
 
I love this cute bee, perfect for the upcoming Valentine projects and for every card where you may want to add a touch of happiness and cheer!
 
The DT ladies have created great projects! Have a look here to see them all!
And don't forget to check if you are a winner of the last challenge!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:


Monday, January 5, 2015

Not Just Card Challenge # 10.

Hello!
Welcome to a new challenge here at Not Just Cards!
 
As usual it's Anything Goes and we have plenty of inpiration for you!
 
Although Christmas holidays officially end tomorrow here in Italy and we have our trees and decorations still up, I managed to do a few non-Christmas projects in this past week.
 
This is one of them:
 
 
I chose Goody Jars from Deedee's Digis for my project and, for a change, I used the colored version. I had fun in adding my goodies inside the jars and mix them!
 
My teammates have created great projects: have a look here to see them all!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge # 5 - Color.

Happy Sunday!
 
We have a new Christmas Card Challenge for you today and it's all about colors:
 
 
Winter Wool!

 
Although I printed a sheep for my card, I ended up using this cute fox:

 
It's the new and adorable Little Autumn Fox from Meljen's Designs colored with Copics and matched with a paper from First Edition (Gilded Winter). I transformed the leaf into holly to make the image more Christmassy.
 
Have a look here to see all the wonderful creations from the DT and don't forget to check winner and Top 3 for challenge # 4!
 
Here's the link to all the DT blogs, just in case you want to check them: 

                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Lisa  
                                     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Friday, January 2, 2015

2 Cute Ink Newsletter Freebie.

Have you signed in for 2 Cute Ink newsletter?
 
Each month there's a freebie for you and a Facebook Challenge too!
 
Join the newsletter here and you'll receive this free digi:
 
 
Isn't this bee super-cute?
She makes me happy and longing for spring (even if winter has just begun here...).
 
Don't waste time, create a card or project with this cute bee and post it to 2 Cute Ink Facebook Group for a chance to win some digis!!
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Challenge: A is for Anything Goes
 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 292 - Color Challenge.

Happy New Year!
 
Welcome to a new C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
 
This week we have a color combo to inspire you:
 

 
Do you like these colors?
It's been snowing a little bit in the past few days here and these colors are perfect for my winter scene:
 
 
I chose First Snowfall from Karen's Doodles mounted on a card base from DCWV.
 
To help you with this challenge, Jo has created some background papers with this colour combo, which you can download for free here.
 
Karen's Doodles is one of our sponsors this week.
Some of our sponsors have needed to withdraw sponsorship due to financial reasons. It was no longer financially viable to continue their small businesses due to the changes in the European laws regarding VAT.
We had already decided to reduce the number of sponsors per challenge to ensure they can have their products shown off better.
Check them all here and be inspired by the creations from the DT.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge: Who Wants to Build a Snowman?