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

http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.it/

Challenge #278-279 – Anything Goes

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.it

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

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

http://avenue613.blogspot.it/2017/04/challenge196-april-2017-anything-goes.html

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

Ciao!

 

 

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!

 

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.

Enjoy

 

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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!

Copic fails…three days and nothing to show for it.

I have been trying to color the Penny Black T-Time stamps with Copic colors using a pale pink ink for the outline. I have fallen in love with Jane Allen’s way of coloring and rendering the stamps to an all new level. Yesterday, I tore up 4 trials because I was so frustrated. So now, with this last attempt, I didn’t like the background so I am attempting to fussy cut the darn thing and use it some way. I need to try and get my mojo back. If anyone has any hints on Copic coloring, I am all ears!

Ho cercato di colorare i timbri di ¬†Penny Black T-Time con i colori Copic utilizzando un inchiostro rosa pallido per il contorno. Mi sono affascinata dal modo in cui Jane Allen colora con i Copic e rende i timbri pi√Ļ banali in qualcosa di speciale. Ieri, ho strappato 4 prove perch√© ero cos√¨ frustrata. Adesso, con questo ultimo tentativo, non mi piaceva lo sfondo e allora, cerco di salvare l’immagine con il fussy cutting. Ho bisogno di ritrovare il mio mojo. Se qualcuno ha qualche suggerimento come colorare con i Copic, io sono tutto orecchie!

Dog-gone lost card for MFT Sketch Challenge

As I was browsing one of my favorite sites (My Favorite Things – both blog and website for inspiration) I came across their challenges. One was a “sketch” or rather a card layout. ¬†I usually don’t follow layouts just because I am obtuse and I find them hard to follow. I know that sounds stupid but I think it’s because my cards never turn out as nice when I follow a particular layout. That said, I tried this one and of course, I had difficulties in trying to figure out what to do. I pulled out my MFT stamps and saw my “Lucky Dogs” set. ¬†I love this set and it’s probably because I love dogs. The expressions on their little faces remind me of my dogs.

Anyway, my card is simply following the basic premise of the layout or sketch.

Hope you like it as much as I do. Ciao.

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Mentre stavo navigando uno dei miei siti preferiti (My Favorite Things – sia blog e sito web per ispirazione) ho trovato uno delle loro sfide. Era per realizzare un biglietto con il loro layout. Io di solito non seguo i layout solo perch√© sono ottusa e li trovo difficile da seguire. So che vi sembra stupida, ma credo che sia perch√© i miei bigliettini non risultano cos√¨ belli dopo quando seguo un layout particolare. Detto questo, ho provato questo e, naturalmente, ho avuto difficolt√† nel cercare di capire cosa fare. Ho tirato fuori i miei timbri ¬†MFT e ho trovato il mio set “Lucky Dogs”. ¬†Amo questo set ed √® probabilmente perch√© amo i cani. Le espressioni sui loro piccoli musetti mi fanno ricordare ¬†i miei cani.

In ogni caso, il mio biglietto di auguri è semplice e segue premessa di base del layout o schizzo.

Spero che vi piaccia.

Ciao

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For that wee bit o’ Irish in us all.. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Bit O’Green

I thought that I would do something that I normally would not do, color flowers green. In keeping with SSS Wednesday Challenge Bit O’Green, in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, I decided to use the beloved Savvy Stamps Large Flower stamp and I wanted to try my hand at coloring them green using my Copic pens for this challenge. I did not want to use the same greens on all the flowers so each one is a bit different. And, since I was using YG00 for the background, the card needed a shot of color so I used YR15 in the upper flower. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Painted Friend die. I layered the wording in 3 white cardstock and then on the last layer used a glitter paper in a green apple green and offset it so that the white shows up a bit.

The stamping itself was stamped in Adirondack Earthtones Meadow Dye Ink color but I outlined the¬†pistils in Copic .01 multiliner to give it a more illustrated look since I obviously wasn’t going for realism. ūüôā

I thought it turned out rather nice though and was pleasantly surprised at the outcome.

Hope you enjoy it.

Ho pensato di fare qualcosa di diverso; fiori di colore verde. E’ fuori della mia logica di fare una cosa del genere ma, siccome la sfida di Simon Says Stamp, “Un po’di ¬†verde” in onore di Patrizio d’Irlanda (usanza irlandese in tutto il mondo) e perch√© adoro il timbro di Savvy Stamps Grande fiore, ho voluto provare la mia mano a colorare diversi verdi usando le mie penne Copic per questa sfida. Non volevo utilizzare gli stessi verdi su tutti i fiori cos√¨ ognuno √® un p√≤ diverso. E, dal momento che stavo usando YG00 per lo sfondo, la carta ne aveva bisogno di un colpo di colore quindi, ho usato YR15 nel fiore superiore. Il sentimento √® la fustella di Simon Says Stamp Painted Friend . Ho incollato 3 strati di cartoncino bianco e poi l’ultimo strato ho usato la carta con glitter in un verde mela e l’offset tutto in modo che il bianco si presenta un p√≤.

La timbratura si era impressa in colore Adirondack Earthtones Meadow Dye Ink ma ho delineato i pistilli in Copic .01 multiliner per dare un aspetto pi√Ļ illustrata dal momento che, ovviamente, non stavo andando per il realismo. ūüôā

Ho pensato che si è rivelato piuttosto carino e sono rimasto piacevolmente sorpreso per il risultato.

Spero vi piace.