Sunday 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hi all! I have a short post today and a cute LOTV card just to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! May it bring Peace and Light into your hearts and homes! Enjoy every minute of it and rejoice for its true meaning!:)

Big hugs to all,

Thursday 20 December 2012

Fave Mo Card for 2012

Hi everyone! It's time for our last challenge for 2012 at Mo's Digital Pencil Too and this time we would like you to look back at your creations and choose your favorite with a Mo image on of course and show it to us...again:) I know it's hard to choose, I just picked one which just  stuck with me, maybe because I love summer and warmth perhaps even more than the magic of winter and Christmas. So this is my favorite card for 2012:

Here's the link to my post, in case someone is interested in details. I just love this card!:)

I also have a new card to share with you. I kept this one simple in coloring, no shade or anything, these are cards I made the last minute and must admit I chose some images which required as little coloring as possible:)

Card recipe: 
Images- Digital stacked papers from Digital Scrap Boutique
Coloring medium: copics
Embellishments: flowers/WOC and IAM Roses, bells/Cart Us, ribbon/Ribbon Girl, bird,snowflake/stash

That's it from me today! Look forward to see your favorite Mo cards/projects for 2012! I know we'll all be blown away with beauty!
Please take a minute to look at the gorgeous cards of my teammates. They really had a hard time choosing their faves as well but all their cards are just amazing!
Thank you for your visit!
Big hugs to all!

Sunday 16 December 2012

Just Another Christmas Shaker Card

Happy Sunday, sweet friends! I have a short post today just to show you a quick card I made for a friend. I love making shaker cards and I thought this cute Mo Manning elf would look lovely under an acetate sheat and some beads floating around:):

I love using scarpbook paper lately with more realistic patterns; I think they confer a more festive look to Christmas cards.

Card recipe:
Image- Mo Manning- Little Elf Pipa
DP: Cajoline Papers
Embellishments: WOC flowers, ribbon, star/stash, bells/Cart Us
Die cuts- Marianne Design-pine branch, nestabilities grand ovals and standard circle

This is quite simple to make for a last minute card. I made about 5 of these, not identical but quite similar. I never succeed to make two cards just the same.

Thanks for coming by today!
Take care,

Friday 14 December 2012

Something New at Lili's Little Fairies

Hi again my lovelies! It's time for a new challenge at Lili's Little Fairies, and a chance for you to get to play with your new craft items, either stamps (LOTV stamps, of course) or new products. 
I have another Christmas card to show you today, my second one for this Thursday (please scroll down for my Mo Manning card) , with a lovely LOTV stamp I haven't inked so far, so a new one for me:):

The colors are also a bit unusual for me, but I it's nice to work a bit out of one's comfort zone.
Card recipe:
Stamp: LOTV- Fesive Fairy
Papers: Monika Designs- Winter Dreams
Die cuts: Marianne Design creatables- Christmas tree, nestabilities- scalopped circles, Memory Box- Holly Flourish
Sentiment: computer generated and image is A Holly Wreath digi bought no idea were from...sorry

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Flutterby Wednesdays - open (all month), Ruby's Rainbow -Christmas with non-traditional colors , Flourishes -Non-Traditional Festive Colours, Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge -  Metallic Christmas, Sweet Stamps -Sparkle & Bling, Fashionista Challenge - Winter

Hope many of you will join us for this week's challenge at Lili's Little Fairies! Look forward to see your new stuff on your new cards:)!
Wish you all a wonderful rest of the week!

Thursday 13 December 2012

"D" is for... at Digital Pencil Too

Hi everyone! Ready for Christmas? I know I'm not although I long for spending it with my family. It always seems to be here too early and preparations are never ready either.
I have one of the many Christmas cards to show you today. Our challenge theme for this week at Mo's DP2 is

Well, I admit I haven't been very creative with this one; so I went for die-cuts, the easiest item to add to a card:

Card recipe:
Image: Mo Manning- Ragged Carolers
Coloring medium: copics/promarkers/chalks
DP: Cajoline Scrap- digital
Die cuts: Marianne Design- labels and Christmas tree and pine branch, nestabilities scalopped circle, Tim Holtz Snowflake border and festive greenery
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts and IAM Roses flowers, bells from Cart Us, beads from stash
Misc: Snow Marker- Uchida, diamond stickles

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' -Anything Christmas Goes, Freshly Brewed -Christmas, Papercraft Star -christmas tree, Stampavie and More -Christmas, Crafty Sentiments -Snowflakes, Deep Ocean Challenge -Christmas, Top Tip Tuesday -Christmas, Craft Your Passion -Stitching , There's Magic in the Air -Snowman or Anything Christmas, Craft a Scene -Winter Scene 

Also, for those of you who didn't know yet, Mo has a special surprise for all of us and for a limited time only

 25% off all digis in her store

All you have to do is to use the coupon code "CHEERS2U" at checkout to get 25% off your order!!!
This coupon code is only good through Sunday, December 17th so you'd better make up your minds and make a selection by then:).

Last but not least, please take a minute to visit my colleagues' blogs at DP Too; they've prepared wonderful creations for us to marvel at this week too, you won't be disappointed!

Thank you all for coming by! Hugs to all!

Tuesday 11 December 2012

First Limited Time SALE at Mo's!

Mo has a special surprise for all of us fans out there and I just happen to know there are many of us welcoming this moment:

25% off all digis in  her store:

 Just use the coupon code "CHEERS2U" at checkout to get 25% off your order!!!
This coupon code is only good through Sunday, December 17th so you'd better make up your minds and make a selection by then:).

Hugs to all!

Thursday 6 December 2012

Anything Goes at Mo's Digital Pencil Too

Welcome sweeet peeps and Happy Saint Nicholas to everybody who celebrates this wonderful feast!

I have a short post today, I must get ready for guests coming by this evening! I have a Christmas card to show you today, naturally. Our challenge theme over at Mo's Digital Pencil Too is

Anything Goes!

so  no challenge at all..., just show us your card/project, with a Mo image on of course:)

I've been so willing to color up this gorgeous Mo image- With the Baby-  to the point I even made several cards with it, which is quite unusual for me:).I have lots of requests and no time to make these Christmas cards. Everybody wants them the last minute. People don't actually know how much time goes into each one of them. They just look at the card and say "WoW! This is gorgeous! Could you make me about 10 of these?:)))" As if it's a pice of cake:))

This is an easy card to make but nevertheless it took me about more than 1 hour and a half. So, think about making 10 of these for instance... and for

I couldn't take a good photo as the papers are a bit glossy and the light reflects either on them either on the acetate on the window. The sentiment is in Italian as this is for one of my husband's customers in Italy.

I also added a small glittery star on the window. I was thinking about more things to draw, that would be an interesting idea. I think acetate is my favorite material this Christmas:). It's so versatile and looks awesome on cards.

Card recipe:
Image- Mo Manning- With the Baby
DP: Vintage Christmas- digital- from Jessica Sprague- awesome Christmas collection:)
Coloring medium: copics/promarkers
Die cuts: Grand Arched Window- Poppystamps- from Dies to die for, nestabilities- fancy tags and Persian Accents, Memory Box- Frostyville Border and Holly Flourish
Embellishments: flowers from IAM Roses, ribbon-stash
Sentiment : computer generated

I would also want to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafts and Me - Anything goes,  Freshly Brewed -  Christmas, Whimsy Inspiration -  festive, Deep Ocean Challenge -Christmas, The Stamping Boutique - Holiday Cards,

This is a quite simple card to make at this time of the year; I love windows and doors on cards; I think they are a must in our ever growing...pffui...die cutting collection:)

Thank you all for coming by! It's a pleasure to hear from you all!

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Christmas full of Love

Hi everyone!
I've been making lots of Christmas cards lately. I thought maybe I'd show you some of them before Christmas is here. 
Today I have a blue card,so not like me, but well, it's great to play differently now and then. Also for a change, I chose a sweet Make It Crafty image and put together a somehow different Christmas card:

Card recipe:
Image:Make It Crafty- Angel and Cherub
Coloring medium: copics/promarkers
DP:no DP- heavy cardstock with snowflake prints
Embellies: flowers- WOC/IAM Roses; ribbon and charm- WOC
Die cuts: nestabilities- grand ovals; Memory Box- Frostyville Border,Marianne Design- heart die and some martha Stewart punch I think
Sentiment: computer generated; just click on the image below and save if you want it

This card is for sale for now in my Etsy store.

Challenges for my card:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts -Winter, ABC Challenges -Holiday Cards with Bling, Created With Love -Christmas Blues, Eureka Stamps -Winter Wonderland , Lexi's Creations -Christmas , Made Especially For You -Christmas Card with a Die Cut, My Craft Spot -Merry Christmas, There's Magic in the Air -Sparkle, Victorine Originals -Blue & White,Card and Scrap -Something with Angels, Crafting When We Can -Fairy tales, One Stitch At A Time -Anything Goes, The Ribbon Girls -Christmas Projects

Thank you so much for coming by! Hope you like my card!


Friday 30 November 2012

Favorite Color Combo at Mo's DP2

Hi there sweet peeps! We have a simple challenge this week for you at Mo's Digital Pencil  Too and that is:

Favorite color combo!

I admit I don't have a favorite color combo; it all depends on how the cromatic of the card looks like in the end. Still, at this time of the year, I love the way red, green and cream/gold mix together.
I've colored up another Christmas scene using Mo's Ragged Angel and  a JustInklined winter background- Church in the Snow:

Card recipe:
Image: Mo Manning- Ragged Angel; Just Inklined- Little Church in the Snow
DP" Cajoline Scap- digital
Colorig medium: copics/promarkers/chalks
Embelies: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and wooden tree;ribbon/Ribbon Girl, lace,charm, snowflake/stash
Die cuts: Marianne Design label, Memory Box- Holly Flourish
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps

Here are some close-ups:

Here are a few challenges for my card:
Wild Orchid Challenges: A Child's Christmas
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Copic Marker Europe: A Christmas card

That's it from me today! Now... please make sure you take a minute to  pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog HERE to check out the amazing projects created by my sweet talented DT sisters! Then, please join the fun this week at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! Just remember to use one (or more) of Mo Manning's images (you can find them in Mo's online store HERE).  Don't forget: Mo is giving away one $5.00 voucher at her online stores for every 25 entries! (selected by Random.Org, of course), so why not show us what you make?

This card is for sale for now in my Etsy store. 

Thank you so much for coming by; wish you a wonderful day!


Thursday 29 November 2012

Peace and Joy in Pastel Colors!

Hi again and thanks for looking at my second post for the day! We're having a brand new challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies as well:
Pretty Pastels
Now, that was supposed to be simple as I love pastels but somehow I couldn't manage to color up a Christmas image in pastels right now. I must admit I struggled with this one and at some point I really wanted to throw away everything but well, seemingly eventually it turned out quite well:). That's what challenges are for, isn't it?:):

Card recipe:
Stamps: Lili of the Valley- Moonlight Wishes, Magnolia- Winter Night Background
Embellies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, poinsettias from IAM Roses; snowflake, wooden stars, ribbon/stash
Die cuts: Marianne design label and pine branch, nestabilities label 8
Sentiment: DeeDee Designs

Thanks for coming by! Hugs to everyone! 

This card is for sale for now in my Etsy store


Wednesday 28 November 2012

Whimsy Stamps- Guest Designer Contest

Hi everyone and thank you for stopping by my blog today!
I have a new card to share with you today I made with one of my favorite images by Sylvia Zet, they are so cute!
While I was checking out the Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop for their new releases I saw that they are having the opportunity to be a Guest Designer for their January 2013 Release. I am a big Whimsy Stamps fan so I thought I would throw my name into the pool and give it a shot, why not?

This is my newest Christmas card:

I chose the shaker type, cause everybody seems to love  them,especially the kids. I used lots of glitter and silver decorations to make it look bright and festive.

These are some close-ups:

Card recipe:
Stamp: Sylvia Zet - Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps: Let It Snow
Coloring medium: copics/promarkers
Embellies: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, sequins, ribbons and lace/stash
Die cuts: Marianne Design label, nestabilities grand ovals
Sentiment; Tracey Brossart

This card is for sale here, in my Etsy store.

This is a card I made a couple of weeksago featuring another lovely image by Sylvia Zet:

Thank you so much for coming by! See ya tomorrow!


Monday 26 November 2012

Mo Manning Winter Fairy Talva

Hi everyone!
I have a short post today just to show you a sweet Christmas card featuring one of my favorite Mo images ever: Winter Fairy Talva.I went for non traditional colors, I think they suit best this image:

Card recipe:
Image: Mo Manning- Winter Fairy Talva
DP: digital- Carina Gardner- Santa's Sleigh
Coloring medium: copics/promarkers
Embellishments: flowers from WOC annd IAM Roses, ribbon- Ribbon Girl, grand snowflake-stash
Die cuts: MarianneDesign pine branch, nestabilities-ovals, Tim Holtz- Upon a Time alphabet stripe
Sentiment- freebie from somewhere, cannot find the link anymore...sorry

Here are some close-ups:

This card is for sale in my Etsy store.

I would also like to link my card to the following challenges:
Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes, Dream Valley Challenges - Non-Traditional Christmas, Glitter n Sparkle - Ribbon and/or Lace, One Stitch At A Time - Fabric, Ribbon or Lace, Sentimental Sundays -Easel Card  , The Crafty Pad -Add some Glitter, Colour Me Creative Challenge -Non traditional Christmas , Little Claire's  - Christmas, Sparkles Forum ChristmasContemporary Color combo

Thank you for coming and have a wonderful day!

Thursday 22 November 2012

Christmas Shaker Card

Hi there my sweets and for those of you in America celebrating Thanksgiving this week : "Happy Turkey Day!" 

This week's theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Too is:

Don't be SQUARE!,

meaningly "try to make a card or project other than our usual square type". This was not quite comfortable for me as I'm too lazy to cut out different shapes and bother racking my brains on how to pt them together, I prefer cutting straight lines. Plus, since I replaced my Big Shot with a Cuttlebug I cannot cut larger Go Kreate dies :(. Big mistake buying the Cuttlebug too:(
So, I cut with my scissors the largest shapes on this one, a quite tedious thing to do. Still, I think it's a lovely card, I'm quite fond of this new little girl from Mo's Ragged Collection ( you can find it here in Mo's store)and I like how the shaker part turned out too:

In order to create the window I used a Poppystamps window die; cut two of these and I mounted the front one on pads with acetate sheets underneath. Then I filled in with some sandy glitter. The window is a bit blurry, not too much, just perfect to create the idea of frosted windows. Here's a pic with  a colorful image  behind the card:

And here is a pic when folded:

Image: Mo Manning- Ragged Maggie
DP: Vintage Christmas - digital from Jessica Sprague, cardboard/stash
Die-cuts: Grand Arched Window/Poppystamps and shutters/Poppystamps, Memory Box- Holly Flourish, Go Kreate- labels 8, nestabilities- scalopped ovals
Embellishments: flowers from WOC, charms and other embellies from stash
Misc: glitter, stickles, Twinklets and polar white flowersoft
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps

Some challenges for my card:
Delightful Challenges -Red & green, Dutch Dare Card Challenge -Fancy folds, Crafty Creations - Christmas Is Coming, Ruby's Rainbow - Shaped cards, Whimsy Inspiration -Traditional Christmas colors, Craft Room Challenge -Punches & Die Cuts , Crazy Amigo Challenge -  Colours Of Winter, Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -Winter, Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Winter Holiday, Papelitos Stamps Anything Goes, Try It On Tuesday -Christmas Sparkle, Crafty Bloggers Network-Christmas Anything Goes,

That's it from me today! Now... please make sure you take a minute to  pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog HERE to check out the gorgeous projects created by my lovely and talented DT sisters! Then, please join the fun this week at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! Just remember to use one (or more) of Mo Manning's images (you can find them in Mo's online store HERE).  Don't forget: Mo is giving away one $5.00 voucher at her online stores for every 25 entries! (selected by Random.Org, of course), so why not take a plunge?

Thank you everyone for your kind words and for visiting my blog! It's great to hear from you!

Friday 16 November 2012

All things bright and...Berry!

Hi there sweet peeps! I have another Christmas card to show you today, featuring one adorable stamp by Sylvia Zet. I've  bought several Wee stamps- I couldn't refrain not to, they are so beautiful- but never got the chance to color them up, I always put my DT work first. 

Here's my card:

I wanted to make it look festive and added lots of gold and glitter. I used gold corrugated cardboard to cut out the lace with nestabilities Persian accents.

Card recipe:
Image: Wee Stamps- Berry
Coloring medium: copics, promarkers
DP: Cajoline Papers- digital
Die cuts: nestabilities- Persian Accents, grand ovals and scalopped circles, Marianne Design- Snowflake, Memory Box- Holly Flourish
Sentiment:: Tracey Brossart and Lilli of the Valley (Noel on the image)

Here's a close-up of the sentiment:

This card is for sale in my Etsy store here.

Thank you so much for your visit and kind words! Have a wonderful weekend!


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