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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Made with love...

I'm back again... long time!!! I wasn´t so well, I have a couple of health problems and my intense rutine made me very tired the last few days... but today I shake out the laziness and propose myself to do at least one card... and as I don´t want to run only in November with Christmas cards, I made today my first Christmas card of 2012!!! (this is not something I have as a resolution, but a kind of...) and it´s an easel card!!!


The image is a new stamp by Milton & Co. that I've got when I won a challenge few weeks ago, but as the envelope didn´t have any name, nor address I don´t know who sent it, only I know it came from England :) I inked it for first time and stamped it with tuxedo black Memento Ink and colored it with acuarelable pencils. As a mat I used a red cardstock.


The background is white cardstock and I used my beloved sizzix (one of my favorite tools since I've got it!) with a "Vines" folder by QuicKutz. As embellishment I used a gorgeous red ribbon with a white stitch on the edges, three red gems (Hirschberg Schutz & Co.) And the sentiment is a freebie by Create with TLC (thank you, Paulette!)

 


EDITED:  Is this a dog or a bear? For me, this is a dog, but in some comments I see that people see it as a bear... please, can you tell me what you see?

Challenges:
52 (Christmas) cards thowndown: rhinestones (at least three)
Crafty Hazelnutz Christmas: just make it square
Lexi creations: fancy folds
Forever friends: more than one fold
Lollipop crafts: anything goes
Make it Monday: anything goes
Pollycraft: favorite things (Christmas, sizzix, ribbon, bling...WOW!)
Scrappers Delight: anything goes
Dream Valley: animals
Sentimental Sundays: embossing + sentiment
Stampin' sisters in Christ: your own style (CAS)
Drunken stampers: something new (stamp)
Just some lines: a dog´s life
EDITED: I AM TOP THREE IN THIS CHALLENGE!!!!!!!
The secret crafter: ribbon
DYSU: ribbons
Simon says: anything goes
Fresh Brewed: something new

Monday, January 23, 2012

First time Guest Designer card

After a little break, I'm back... I was so busy last week. I am trying to get used to the new time shedule. While I was MIA I won a challenge and a candy (yeepee!!!!!!) Anyways...
A couple of weeks ago I won a guest designer spot at Lexi Creations blog challenge (yeah!)... I was invited to make a fancy fold card for this week challenge. I chose a "Joy Fold" card and you can find a tutorial here.




I used the image Ballerina trio by Lexi Creations. I colored it with Koh-i-noor acuarelable pencils and  layered the images using foami tape. I also used glitter glue and a purple cardstock as mat for the image.


 I used a lavender double side DP from Denmark that my friend Maryann sent me a while ago and I thought it would be great for ballerinas... one of the sides for the left flap and the other side for the one where the image part is placed. I also used purple cardstock. As embellishments I used a lavender ribbon rose to secure the flap from opening and some small purple gems on two corners.



I also want to submit this card to the following challenges:
Pattie's creations: fancy folds
I brake for challenges: fancy folds
Fresh brewed monthly: something new (digistamp)
Cupcake craft room: anything goes
Some odd girl: bling
Shelly's images: anything goes
Paper crafting journey: floral
DYSU: patterned papers
Crafty purple frog: anything goes
Stamping with the dragon: anything goes
Alphabet challenge: Y.. you can choose
Fab 'n funky: bingo: (digital image, flourishes, lots of layers)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

One more ballerina... a pink one

If you follow my blog you know I like ballerinas... a lot! So when I won a candy for $10 at The Greeting Farm, the first thing I looked for it was ballerinas... and I found this cute Ballet Anya.



I colored the image with acuarelable pencils and glued it to a pink mat. I made some faux stitches around the image with a  pink fine marker.



I used Pingüino dp with stripes, dots all in pink and white. I also used white cardstock to make the left down corner. I also used a pink ribbon and hand stitched to make the pleated effect. I also used pink gems as embellishments.


Challenges:
Sketches by Carly: sketch #47
My mum's craft shop: here come the girls
Fresh brewed: something new (digistamp)
Paper play: in stitches
Moving along with the times: spots and/or stripes
Little Miss Muffett: something new (stamp)
Art impressions: pink, pink and more pink
Crafty Creations : something new
Pixie Cottage : Sketch* and/or stitching
Bearly Mine :Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers : No Floral Embellishments
Simon Says: stripes and /or spots

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Birthday butterfly girl

I made this card for a birthday... Isn´t it sweet the butterfly girl? I've just got her, it's a new digi I bought at Bugaboo stamps (I love the little girls they have)... I've got the sentiment at the blog hop last Saturday for Celeste's birthday, and this freebie was available at Yolie's blog.


I colored the image with acuarelable pencils. I cut it out and placed it on a white die cut (spellbinders- blossom) and then a pink one.


I used a striped green dp and a plaid pink dp, bot of them from Printer Soyuz (the paper I can get here...), and I embellish the card with three flowers with the same pink-green color combo and a dark pink gem on each of them.



Challenges:
Stamp and fun= creativity: sketch
Catch the bug: anything goes
Simon says: stripes and/or spots (stripes)
Scrappers's delight: anything goes
Cupcake inspirations: photo inspiration
Anything goes: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: pink-green combo
House of Gilli: anything goes
Celebrate the occasion: child's birthday
Lexi creations: anything goes
Top tip tuesday: anything goes
Paper take weekly: die cute
Bearly mine: anything goes
Make it Monday: anything goes

Purple beauty

Life is coming back to normal... I'm working again, my daughter is at school, the bad thing of it is less time to craft :) ... Anyways, this is a card I made today and I really like it....



The image is from A Day For Daisies and when I saw it I couldn't resist, I've got it! I colored it with acuarelable pencils and cut it out and placed on a purple die cut (spellbinders label 1).


As background I used a white cardstock and a sizzix folder from Tim Holz collection. Then I used a lilac scrap dp. I also used a lilac ribbon and two light purple ribbon roses as embellishments.


Challenges:
A day for daisies: pretty pastels
Less is more: predominantly purple
Sweet sketch Wednesday: sketch
Cupcake craft: something new (digistamp)
Fairy tale: something new (digistamp)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sugar and love

OK, this is another card I made with a "The Pixie Cottage" new stamp... I like the sentiments that come with the image in this set, I chose one of them and I do like how it looks on the card.



I colored the image with acuarelable pencils, cut with a Sizzix oval die, distressed the edges with a dark pink ink pad and with a bigger die I cut the pink mat for it.



I used a yellow natural paper (it looks darker in the picture, don´t know why) and some scraps from a DCWV dp and with pink cardstock I made the mat for all the pieces.




For the sentiment I made a bow with a pink hearted ribbon and with a heart button and a pink embroidery thread I attached the sentiment to the bow and think it looks pretty cute...



When I saw the sketch challenge I thought I would make a great card, but don´t know why I don´t like how it turned out... I think I need to add something like bling or flowers... For now, this is my card, but maybe later it will change a little bit :)




Challenges: 
Cupcake inspirations: photo inspiration
Catered crop: buttons
Simon Says: new something
Catch the bug: anything goes
Crafty Emma : Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C118 New Year, use something new
Di's Digis Designs : Something New
Secret Crafter : Let them eat cake
Fashionable Stamping Challenges Anything Goes with Your New Stash
Getting Cricky : It's a celebration
Sparkles Forum : Anything BUT a Christmas Card
That Craft Place : Buttons and Bows
OSATT:  3 embellishments (ribbon, button, thread)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Purple bear hug

Today is my last day of vacations..... :( Tomorrow I start to work again for the second semester and to tell you the truth I would like the vacations would last one more week... It's so cold outside, I don´t want to go anywhere!!! Meanwhile, I keep inking my new stamps :)




This is a very CAS card I made using bear hug from The Pixie Cottage (this is another stamp I won in a candy... psss...... there is a new candy going on, look for it on my sidebar - more stamps!!!) I colored it with acuarelable pencils. I distressed the edges with a purple ink pad.


I used a cuttlebug folder to make the background on a purple cardstock. As embellishments, I used a white ribbon with lilac dots and three purple buttons with a embroidery thread to make a knot on each of them... simple, isn't it?








Challenges:
The Pixie cottage: monochromatic
Less is more: predominantly purple
The cattered crop: buttons
Simon says: new something (cuttlebug folder optional)
Catch the bug: anything goes

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friends love us anyway...

Although I didn´t make any crafty resolution, this week I'm using all my new stuff. In this card, the stamp is the new thing I'm using, I inked it up for first time on Sunday evening and later in the week I colored it.


This is a rubber stamp by Mo Manning, I used the complete set, image and sentiment. I colored it with acuarelable pencils and distressed the edges with a dark red ink pad.


I used red cardstock and a cuttlebug folder (flourish fantasy, I think...) for the background. I used a cream ribbon with hearts and made a bow. Then I used red gems for the corners of the image. It´s a very simple card, and I like it!!! :)



Challenges:
Bronte and Bella: anything goes with a Mo Manning image
Simon says: new something (stamp) and optional cuttlebug folder.
The stamping boutique: 12 (12 red gems)
EDITED: I WON THIS CHALLENGE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Art Impression: anything goes
Some odd girl: bling it up
RRR: sparkle and ribbon
Fresh brewed: new
I brake for challenges: simple
My mum craft shop: something new
The paper shelter: anything goes
Card making mamas: new
Craft your passions: anything goes+ distressing
Fairy tale: something new
Jellypark: something new something old (stamp, bling)
Top tip tuesday: anything goes
Try it on Tuesday: own work
Crafter's companion: love is in the air
Word art wednesday: where you lead I will follow (Karen told me I can link this card)

My favorite Tickled Pink project of 2011

Hello!
I just found out that there is a review challenge at Tickled Pink challenge blog. And I would like to show my favorite project too!!!



This is a card I made for mi niece's 16th birthday back in August. and you can see the original post here.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

With love and flowers

As I told you early this week, I start to use my new stamps... and one of them is this Tilda with basket of flowers.



I colored it with acuarelable pencils and cut out and used a die cut for the mat (label 1 nestabilities).


Then I used some scraps of DPs from my stash (one of them a glittered one). I also used a pink ribbon with hearts and made a bow, some pink bling (hearts and small gems).



I used a ribbon rose and glued it to the flower in Tilda's hand.


Challenges:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp: sketch #87
RRR: sparkle and ribbon
Fresh Brewed designs: anything goes
Scrap creation: something old, something new (papers-stamp)
Top Tip Tuesday: anything goes
Digistamp 4 Joy: something old, something new (paper-stamp)
Simon says: new something (stamp)
Inky impression: anything goes
My mum craft shop: something new
The paper shelter: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown: shiny new year
Sassy Studio Design: something new (stamp)
Simon says stamp and show. something old, something new (papers, stamp)
Digital delights: have a heart (add hearts)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Baby

My second card for 2012... Although I didn´t make any crafty resolution, I'm happy to use my stash that I wasn't using until the begining of this year... Last Sunday I brought out of the boxes some new stamps that I have never inked up and later I colored. So this is my card for today.


I used a new stamp (I luv my blankie) I've got as a candy at The Pixie Cottage (with two more...) and think this is a sweet bear for a new born. I colored it with acurelable pencils and cut it out, place it on the circle heart-ed mat.


I used yellow-orangish dp, a striped one and a heart-ed one plus yellow cardstock. I also used yellow ribbon and a yellow heart button.



Challenges:
The Pixie Cottage: sketch and monochromatic
Simon Says: new something (new stamp and new baby)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge  Anything Goes Using Your New Stash
Elke Kaart Een Feestje New Baby
Make it Monday: anything goes
Partytime Tuesdays - PTT #48 Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's  #96 New Beginnings
Stamp-N-Doodle Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - #67 Anything Goes
Through the craftroom: monochromatic
The craft garden: monochrome
Card and scrap: baby

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First card of 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After a little break, finally today I made my first card of the year.


This is a new stamp I've got recently, I inked it on Sunday!!! :) I colored it with acuarelable pencils and cut it out to place it on a kraft paper mat with foami tape. (I won a gift certificate at Jacque's blog and I bought two stamps, thsi is the first and soon you'll see the second one)


I'm using various of my dps from my stash and kraft paper combining yellow and sky blue. For the mat of the image I used a nestabilitie die cut called blossom. As embellishments I used two different ribbons and with one of them made a bow, I used three yellow flowers and three blue gems (bling).



Challenges:
The sweetest thing: sketch # 149
Fashionable Stamping challenges: anything goes with new stash (new stamp)
The squirrel and the fox: something new (stamp)
Card crafter circle: anything goes 
Simon says: anything goes
Cupcake Craftroom  Anything Goes
RRR: sparkle and ribbon 
House of Gilli  Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink  Die Cuts and/or Punches 
The kraft Journal: anything goes with kraft
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