Tiddly wink at Tiddly Inks

Last year, I had seen Sandy Allnock color in a Tiddly Ink stamp on her vlog and thought that it was an adorable image. I found the stamp, as well as a couple of others, don’t remember where, and had them sent to me. That said, I was never able to find them again, or….so I thought! Ah..ha! I came across the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog a couple of days ago and bought some digi stamps. The theme is “Road Trip” so I saw “Snail Mail Wryn”. What better road trip than to take a snail? Of course, the trip is to bring wonderful greetings and I will be sending this off to a friend of mine in the states tomorrow! ūüôā

I was thinking about coloring her on plain white Neenah Solar White cardstock but decided to fussy cut her and add a background so I drew in some large mushrooms. I hope you like it because I really enjoyed coloring it with a ton of Copic markers…really too many to list. I added a fairly thin foam tape and pasted her on top of the mushroom.

I am entering this in the Tiddly Inks challenge:


Ciao, Lisa



He loves me…he loves me not…

Ok…going a tad bit out of my comfort zone for this card but I really wanted to try something different. I wanted to use the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden collection. I√¨ve tried several times to use it but have never like how anything turned out so today I was determined!

I was playing around with my Distress¬†Oxides and realized that the only color I hadn’t used was Iced Spruce. Don’t know why as it is such a pretty muted green. ¬†I had seen on a You Tube tutorial by Carol Held of Carol’s Craft Room how she mixed the Distress Oxide with a translucent medium. So, I set oI stamped the daisy in the position that I wanted with the Curved Square frame from Spellbinders on top, not sure how I wanted to go with it. I then fussy cut other stamps of the daisies. Since I did not have a stencil that I liked I used an old background die from Spellbinders Fancy Lattice and used that. I mixed the Iced Spruce distress oxide with translucent embossing paste, applied it and let it dry. I then colored around the image on the card with distress oxide, thought it too light so I went back in with some distress markers in Pumice Stone and worked my way out. I colored in the disk area with Copic markers, G85 and G99, but decided to leave everything else white. then glued them on top of the frame.

The final product is rather monochromatic but I think it works quite well and I am pleased with the result.

Materials used:

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I am entering this card into the following challenges:

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/showers and or flowers










Ciao, Lisa


Stavo giocando con i miei colori Distress Oxid di Tim Holtz e ho notato che l’unico colore che non avevo usato ancora era il Iced Spruce. Non so perch√® non l’ho usato ancora ma ¬†√® veramente bello come colore; un verde molto muto. Avevo visto in un tutorial di You Tube di Carol Held (Carol’s Craft Room) come mescolare il Distress Oxide con il embossing paste traslucido. Cos√¨, ho impostato la stampa nella posizione che volevo sopra il telaio Curved Square di Spellbinders, non so come volevo andare con esso. Poi ho tagliato altri stampe delle margherite. Dal momento che non ho avuto uno stencil che mi √® piaceva, ho usato un fustello di Spellbinders. Ho mescolato l’inchiostro Distress con la il embossing paste traslucida. Poi ho colorato intorno all’immagine lo stesso colore di inchiostro ma ho pensato che fosse troppo sbiadito, quindi ho ricolorato intorno l’immagine con i marker Distress di Tim Holtz in ¬†Pumice Stone.. Ho colorato nell’area centrale del fiore con i markers Copic, G85 e G99, ma ho deciso di lasciare tutto il resto bianco. Quindi incollarli sulla parte superiore del telaio.

Il prodotto finale è piuttosto monocromatico, ma penso che funziona abbastanza bene e sono soddisfatto del risultato.

Splash it on


I so love Simon Says Challenges…this week’s Monday Challenge is called “Splash it on” and it calls for incorporating water into the project. “It can be an image of water, or water coloring, or splashing water onto your creation.”

It sounded like fun and…since I am on some sort of quirky kick of making shaker cards I decided to use a Mermaid stamp that I have had for eons and do not remember who it is from. ¬†I used Simon says hybrid inks, Scuba and Mint Candy, to color some acetate. My first tries were a bit too dark so on the third try I just went over lightly. I fussy cut the mermaid and colored her in using Copics, sandwiched everything in and viol√†. The background is white so that the water currents show up a bit more.

It’s the little things that count under the sea!

I cut some starfish from an old Cuttlebug die, colored them and put Glossy Accents on top. I decided to put the wording of “It’s the little things that count” on the bottom to make it look as if it is a treasure chest at the bottom of the sea.

This was the first one….I decided to do a second one with a colored background and clear acetate.

I get the impression she is calling out to the sailors passing by….you, me and the sea……

The glass beads and colored paper are stuff that I have in my stash. The white paper is Neenah Solar White 110lb.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
















http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.it/April AG






La sfida di luned√¨ di Simon Says Stamp di questa settimana √® chiamata “Splash it on” e chiede di incorporare l’acqua nel progetto. “Pu√≤ essere un’immagine di acqua o di colorazione dell’acqua o di spruzzi d’acqua sulla tua creazione”.

Sembrava divertente e … dal momento che mi piace fare i shaker ho deciso di utilizzare un timbro di una sirena che ho avuto per anni e non mi ricordo da chi √®. Ho usato Simon Says Stamp inchiostri ¬†ibridi, Scuba e Mint Candy, per colorare foglie di acetate. Le mie prime tentazioni erano un po ‘troppo scure, quindi alla terza prova l’ho sfiorato con il colore. Ho tagliato la sirena e per colorarla ho usato i Copics. Lo sfondo √® bianco in modo che le correnti d’acqua si mostrano un po ‘pi√Ļ.

Ho tagliato alcune stelline da un vecchio fustello di Cuttlebug, le ho colorato e messo in in mezzo. Ho deciso di mettere il testo di “Sono le piccole cose che contano” sul fondo per far sembrare come se fosse un tesoro in fondo al mare.

Questo √® stato il primo …. Ho deciso di fare un secondo con uno sfondo colorato e acetato chiaro.

Life is a bowl full of cherries!

Hello all,

Today I had such fun making this card! I adore Penny Black’s little mice and I used the “Homemade” stamp and its bowl of cherries! ¬†You can just see that little guy waiting to eat! ūüôā

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I colored the image using Copic pens ¬†R14, R29, YG17, YG67 C1, C2, C3, Y00, E11, E93, E35, E00 R20, B12, B01 and B0000. I cut the rectangles using Lawn Fawn Stiched Rectangles. It’s a great card to give to a friend!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

http://www.cardchallenges.com/  for MFT Sketch

Classic Design Team Challenge AG

Simply Paper Crafts

Crafting Circle

Crafting with an attitude

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


Challenge #278-279 – Anything Goes


http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.it April challenge 35

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.it/ Show history


http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.it challenge-1


Simon Says Monday Challenge

Hello all, I was working with my new set of Lawn Fawn’s Out of this World’s stamp set. It is adorable. As the challenge is anything that hops I wanted to create the little20170412_103942 (2) space guy hopping on the moon. It’s a fun card and can be used for a boy’s birthday. I used distress inks for background and little crystals for the stars. Too bad you can’t see it too well. I used Jane Allen’s technique for coloring in the white outline of the cut-out and I like how she colored her moon in one of her cards for MFT.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

SSS Monday Challenge

Ciao e a presto!

Supplies used:
Neenah solar white paper, Lawn Fawn “Out of this world” stamp set, Distress ink in Stormy Sky and Black Soot, Distress marker in Stormy Sky, Copic Markers, Small Crystals, white gel pen, black gel pen, 3M¬†corrector tape


Little Fairy Missing You

As you know, last week¬†I was working on a card with a fairy digi stamp for a design team at Crafty Creations. As I really like this stamp I went ahead and made a couple of other cards. For the first one, I had imagined the fairy sitting on the moon thinking but I didn’t want just any moon. I like the Tim Holtz Alterations Crescent Moon and Stars Die and I wanted to use it, but I also wanted to make a shaker card and with the
is die, not so easy. So I cut out a template, and traced it onto the card and cut it out using an Exacto knife. The night sky was made with Brusho paints. I wanted to convey her state of mind. I colored the fairy with Copics, cut her out using my Brother Scan and Cut and put it all together.

The second card was easier, I had an extra piece of patterned paper with clouds from an earlier project, cut a frame with a pearlescent cardstock and placed her in the bottom left corner just sitting and thinking about how much she misses you. Both cards are A2 in size.

I am entering these cards is the following challenges

:# 186 Things with wings
#186 Things with Wings

Supplies used:
Neenah Solar White paper, Brusho watercolor, Copic Markers, Little Fairy digi stamp from Bugaboo Digi Stamps, Momento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic multi-liner in sepia, white gel pen, small crystals for accents. various leftover papers from other projects.

Come sapete, la settimana scorsa stavo lavorando su un biglietto fatto con un timbro digitale con una fata per un team di progettazione a Crafty Creations. Siccome mi piace molto questo timbro digitale ho fatto un paio di altre cartoline. Per il primo, avevo immaginato la fata seduta, pensierosa, su la luna, ma non volevo un qualsiasi luna. Mi piace tanto la Crescent Moon and Stars Die di Tim Holtz Alterations e volevo usarlo, ma volevo anche voluto fare uno shaker ma con il fustello fatto ¬†non √® cos√¨ facile. Cos√¨ ho tagliato la luna seguendo una traccia fatto sulla carta e ho tagliato la figura usando un cotello Exacto. Il cielo notturno √® stata fatta con Brusho. Volevo trasmettere il suo stato d’animo. Ho colorato la fata con i COPICS.

La seconda cartolina era pi√Ļ facile, ho avuto un pezzo di carta stampata con le nuvole da un progetto precedente , tagliato una cornice con un cartoncino perlescente e il suo posto in basso a sinistra appena seduto e pensare a quanto lei ti manca. Entrambe le carte sono a dimensioni A2 .

A presto! Ciao!

I am entering these cards is the following challenges

:# 186 Things with wings

Dragon Flyby Birthday Greetings

Hello all,

As I was watching some card making videos for inspiration and to learn new techniques, I came across K Werner Design where she was showing how to make a suspended shaker card. She said she got her idea from Jennifer McGuire. I have put cut out into a shaker and have had no problem with the object turning but I like this idea because it could really make the cut-out fly.

Since I received MFT’s Magical Dragons, I can’t stop using them. They are whimsical and lend to all types of cards. ¬†I also love shaker cards so I thought to give this a try. I was working on a rainbow card (separate) but decided to use it in this one.

I like the white on white with a shot of color in the middle. It makes the card pop but since just white on the base card tends to be too blah I went ahead and embossed it using a Sizzix birthday embossing folder that I have had since who can remember.


The dragon moves as if flying..



The background clouds were make using distress ink and a template cut from Fawn Lawn’s cloud border. The rainbow was cut from Simon Says Sentimental Circles. The dragon and rainbow are colored in Copic pens. The shaker bits are items found in the local sewing and Chinese shops here in Italy. ¬†I found that the small pearls and crystals that are used in nail art are perfect for shakers. They are cheaper than I can get them online at card making supply stores.


My puppy Ruffles and his dragon friend.



I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Kimmiestamps Challenge

Addicted To Stamps Challenge #236 Anything Goes

Crafting by Designs April Challenge

Ciao a tutti,

Mentre stavo visionando alcuni video You Tube su card making per cercare l’ispirazione e di apprendere nuove tecniche, ho trovato il video di ¬†K Werner design. Mostrava come fare un biglietto shaker a sospensione. Ha indicato che ha avuto la sua idea da Jennifer McGuire.

Siccome, adoro i timbri di MFT Magical Dragons, volevo usarli di nuovi.

Mi piace il bianco su bianco con un colpo di colore in mezzo. Dal momento che solo bianco in ¬†base tende ad essere troppo bleh ho fatto l’embossing da una cartella vecchia di Sizzix.

Lo sfondo di nuvole erano rese con inchiostro Distress e un tmplate fatto dalle fustelle Cloud Border di Fawn Lawn. L’arcobaleno √® stato tagliato da Simon Says Sentimental Circles. Il drago e arcobaleno sono colorati con i Copic. I bit shaker sono oggetti trovati nelle mercerie e nei negozi cinesi qui in Italia. Ho trovato che le piccole perle e cristalli che vengono utilizzati in nail art sono perfetti per i shaker e costono molto di meno.

Spero che vi piace!




Crafty Creations Challenge #339 Anything Goes For April 12

Hello all,

I just joined Crafty Creations Challenges Design Team and all I can say is that I am excited!  I hope I live up to all the beautiful cards that the design team has done.

Anyway… Challenge #339 is themed “Anything Goes” using ¬†Bugaboo Digi Stamps, who happens to be the sponsor for this challenge. Their stamps are adorable! I fell in love with this little fairy sitting on a cloud.

One of the great things about digi stamps is that they can be resized. You just need to make sure that they are not pixel-ly. I start off by saving them in the original size (which usually is fairly large) and then sizing it down to what I need. I always print out a test run on printer paper before I print it out on cardstock. I have a laser printer so I let the toner cure or set and dry for a few hours before I use alcohol markers, otherwise, the image will smear.

After coloring her and fussy cutting her out I used MFT Homespun Gingham paper for the frames. I stamped and white embossed the larger frame just to shake things up a bit.

I really like how it turned out and hope you enjoy it. You’ll also enjoy Bugaboo Digi Stamps. Check them out!

Just so everyone knows, I’ve made three cards with this stamp that will be seen ASAP on this blog.




Ciao a tutti,

Da poco faccio parte di un Design Team di Crafty Creations e sono molto contenta far parte di questa nuova esperienza! Spero di fare un bel lavoro!

Comunque … Eccoci con la sfida # 339 e la tema √® “Anything Goes” cio’√® libert√† di tema, usando i timbri digitali di Bugaboo , che sono lo sponsor per questa sfida. I loro timbri sono adorabili! Mi sono innamorato di questa piccola fata seduta su una nuvola.

Una delle pi√Ļ bello usando i timbri digitali √® che possono essere ridimensionate facilmente. Si deve solo fare in modo che essi non sono dei pixel-ly. Si comincia salvandoli nel formato originale (che di solito √® abbastanza grande) e poi ridimensionarli su misura che serve. E’sempre consigliato stampare un test eseguito su carta normale prima di stamparlo su cartoncino. Ho una stampante laser cos√¨ ho lasciato asciugare il toner per un paio d’ore prima di usare le penne d’alcol, in caso contrario, l’immagine sar√† macchiata.

Spero che vi piace! Ciao!!!!!!

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Today I want to show you a couple of cards that I made specifically for the Simon Says ¬†Wednesday Challenge. When I saw the challenge my mind was “whirlin””. I really wanted to make some cards that had a masculine feel, so, looking through my dies I saw the Tattered Lace Sailing Ship and decided on this. ¬†The frame is SSS Birthday Wishes but I cut out the birthday wishes part. The sea under the ship is from Lawn Fawn dies. I also just received some new Hero Arts ink pads with vibrant colors of the Sardinian sea so I knew that I just had to use them.

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A simple thinking of you card to remember someone special

I actually did this card a few weeks back but did not post as I had wanted to send it to someone in the states. It should be there by now so I am posting. This person is very dear to me and this is a period that brings much sadness for those who remember loved ones who have passed on.

I was shopping one day in one of the many Chinese-owned stores in Italy. There are a lot of good buys but you need to know how to pick and choose. Anyway…I found these acrylic stamps for a dirt cheap price of Euro 1,90! There was a peacock one that was kind of cute. The quality isn’t too bad. I don’t know how it will hold up but we shall see.¬†For those who don’t know, back during the renaissance the P

For those who don’t know, back during the renaissance the peacock was a Christian symbol of the Resurrection. I think it is a beautiful reminder as we near Easter¬†of Christ’s gift to us in giving his mortal life for us that we can be reborn in Heaven.




In realt√† ho fatto questa cartolina qualche settimane fa, ma non l’ho posto come avrei voluto perch√© volevo inviarla a qualcuno negli Stati Uniti. Dovrebbe essere gi√† arrivata a questo punto cos√¨ la metto sul blog. Questa persona mi √® molto caro √® in questo periodo gli molta tristezza perch√© ricordiamo i propri cari che non sono pi√Ļ con noi.

Stavo facendo un p√≤ di shopping tre settimane fa in uno dei tanti negozi di propriet√† cinese in Italia. Ci sono un sacco di buoni acquisti, ma √® necessario sapere come scegliere. Comunque … Ho trovato questi timbri trasperenti ad un costo molto basso ¬†(Euro 1,90)! C’era uno di pavone molto carino. La qualit√† non √® neanche male.

Per coloro che non sanno, durante il Rinascimento il pavone era un simbolo cristiano della Resurrezione. Penso che sia un bel ricordo, siccome siamo in piena Quaresima e vicino la Pasqua, del dono che Cristo ci ha datto della sua vita mortale così possiamo rinascere in paradiso.

un abbraccio!