Monday, 25 January 2016

A Birthday card in Roller Skates


First of all, I would like to thank you all for all the beautiful comments you have been leaving on my posts since I started blogging again... It really makes this great hobby a lot more worth it!

Today I've got another Birthday card for you.... This time requested by my 6 year-old daughter. Her friend's 7 this week, celebrating with a party on the weekend. I tell you... I'm pretty sure my daughter has a better social life than I!!!

Her memo for this card was: no pink, no princesses..... and her friend likes skating! so my first thought was to use this digi from Tiddly Inks - Wryn Skater Girl, which I've had for a while but never used before. I'm still on my mission of using up all my digital and rubber stamps.... although that won't stop me from buying new ones, of course!
And after my obsession with using bright colours on my latest cards, I decided to use one of my favourite colour combos, kraft and blue (with a bit of black here and there...)

I followed this challenging sketch from Creative Corner Challenge
I found it interesting and challenging, as I didn't know how to incorporate the image and the small circle into the sketch... I hopefully made it work!!!!

Card Recipe

7x5 card blank
Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour the Tiddly Inks digital stamp
White cardstock
Kraft card
Blue Cardtock
Blue polka dot paper from The Best of K&Company paper pad
"XO" paper from GCD studios Material Girls paper pad
Brown polka dot paper from First Edition Papers Desert Blooms paper pad
Paper piecing: paper from my scraps
X cut Circle Nesting Dies
little star in circle die from MFT Die-namics *NEW*
Chevron clear stamp from Craft Asylum Hello Sunshine
"Enjoy" stamp from Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings clear stamps *NEW*
StazOn Black ink pad
Papermania blue pigment ink
Docrafts Papermania Madame Payraud's Mini Alphabet Stickers
Stripy blue ribbon
washi tape
heart gem
hand-stitching with cream thread
Sentiment is my own, created on my computer

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Inkspirational #100 - Blast from the past (I chose previous colour challenge #87 - AG with Kraft)
Simply Create too #101 - Something  new (little star in circle die and "enjoy" stamp are new)

Thank you so much for stopping by!!! don't forget to follow me if you want to see more of my cards and projects and leave me some love in the comments!!! 

Until next time!!!!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

bored and tired of winter.... Hello Sunshine card

Hi there! Welcome back!
I hope you are all having a great week!
I've had time to make another card... thanks to long baby naps!! I really cherish those few hours when Alaia is in school and Aisha closes her eyes for a little nap.... First I make myself a cup of tea, relax for a bit and then I start crafting!

This card is for one my friends in Spain, whose birthday will be really soon.... Hence the Happy Birthday sentiment in Spanish.

The digital stamp I've used is call Pip and it's from Emerald Faeries. I've had it for such a long time (I won her in a challenge ) and I haven't had the chance to colour her until now...
I have so many stamps (digi and rubber) still waiting to be coloured and be used in a project... I seem to keep on buying and buying.. impossible to use them all! but they are so pretty I can't resist!
I will hopefully have more time for crafting and use them...

Card Recipe

6 x 6 card blank
Digital stamp coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
Micro glitter used in Fairy's wings
coloured card stock from my scraps
Crate Paper DIY shop paper pad (yellow sunshine paper)
Recollections Signature paper pad (multi-coloured stripy paper)
white card stock 
Sizzix Thinlits Doily die
Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
Craft Asylum Meadow Sweet stamp set ("Hello" sentiment) *NEW*
Crafty Asylum Hello Sunshine stamp set ("Sunshine" sentiment) *NEW*
CumpleaƱos Feliz clear stamp (don't know company, I bought it a long time ago)
MFT Die-namics paper clip dies *NEW*
flowers from WOC
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
purple pearls *NEW*
purple lace ribbon
hand-stitching with white thread
Tim Holtz Milled Lavender and Old Paper distress inks


I would like to enter the following challenges:

I love Promarkers #300 - Use something new (paper clip dies, sentiment stamps and pearls are new)
Incy Wincy challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Pearl, button, Die cut)
(Pin)spirational challenge #157 - inspiration picture 
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Something old, something new (paper clip dies, sentiment stamps and pearls are new, the rest is old)

I just would like to say a big Thank you to all of you who have decided to follow me... I really enjoy making my cards and projects and sharing them with all of you. 

Until next time, hopefully soon!!!!

Monday, 18 January 2016

A lot of stamping!!!!


Back again with a new card!
And I had to make it with a plaster on my thumb as I sliced (just a tiny bit... but let's be dramatic!) my finger with my guillotine paper cutter! How can a finger cut  be so painful I don't know!

Anyway...  a bit of a different card for me this time as I gave my Promarkers a break. But I did a lot of stamping! I got quite a few new crafty goodies for Christmas and I tried a few of them for the first time on this card.

And after a lot of tweaking and moving elements around, this is the result.
I really want to try different styles, and this is one I will try again!

I used this beautiful sentiment clear stamp as the main focus of the card. One of my new Christmas crafty goodies!  It's from the Ranger Dylusions range. I really love the meaning of the sentiment... It will make me to smile more when I read it! It's such a positive message.

I also used my new Splodge and Splat clear stamp to create the background of the sentiment.
The heart die from Sizzix by Tim Holtz and the arrow stamp from Craft Asylum Hello Sunshine (part of a set) are also new.

Card Recipe
7x5 card blank
Wording patterned paper from Pebbles Front porch paper pad
Green Chevron patterned paper from American Crafts Yes, Please paper pad
Papermania Happy Days journaling card (which I trimmed)
Sentiment from Ranger Dylusions "Clearly the Right words" clear stamps set
Inkylicious Splodge and Splat clear stamp
Arrow stamp from Craft Asylum Hello sunshine clear stamp set
Stars clear stamp from Teddy Bo & Co (magazine freebie a few years ago)
Sizzix "Scribbles and Splat" thinlits die set by Tim Holtz (heart)
Red cardstock
Pigment inks in different colours
StazOn ink in Jet black
Memento ink in Paris Dusk
Ink It Up stamp pad in Cranberry
Masking or Washi tapes
hand-stitching in white thread
Tim Holtz distressing tool
Tim Holtz distress ink in Tattered Rose

I really hope you like this card! I really enjoyed making it...

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges (in no particular order):

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Something old, something new (something new: see above; the rest is old)
4 Crafty Chicks #281 - Chevrons (patterned paper, washi tape, design in stamped arrow)
Open-Minded Challenge #1 - Something new (new stamps and die -see above-)
Corrosive challenges #11 - New Resolutions for 2016 (to smile more; also a crafting resolution: to use more rubber and clear stamps, not only digital stamps)

Until next time!!!! Happy crafting!!!!

Friday, 15 January 2016



Today I bring you a very bright and flowery Birthday card. Lately I'm in the mood for bright colours... I guess it's the depressing weather outside, which is making me think of spring and summer!

For the card I've used this cute digi from Tiddly Inks, called Fairy Sunny Day.

Card Recipe

7 x 5 card blank
 Flowery patterned paper (freebie from magazine a few years back)
yellow and white cardstock
scallop edge punch
Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour the digital stamp
hand-stitching with orange thread
Happy Birthday die by Spellbinders
different kinds of Masking tape (washi)
white micro glitter in the fairy's wings

I'd like to share my card in the following challenges:

Pile it on #99 - Your first Initial  (my first initial is M, I've used Masking tape)
CCC Digi Creations #41 - Use Die cuts (Happy birthday die cut)

Thank you so much for stopping by!!! please don't forget to leave a comment if you like my card.
And click the follow button if you want to keep updated with my makes!!!

Until next time!!!!

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Thank you with a Flower

Hi there!

I'm here again to share a last minute card I had to make. A request from my Husband, who needed a Thank you card to give to his Line Manager, who is moving forward to a different role.

 I wanted to make something simple, but cute and bright at the same time. I haven't used any patterned paper this time, something I have actually quite enjoyed!!! I have also created the background myself, using different colour inks and a circle-cut shape to create it. I'm very pleased with it.

The image I've used is the Dollar Flower bug from Bugaboo stamps, which I coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
The sentiment is a freebie from TLC creations.

Card Recipe

7 x 5 card blank
bright pink card stock
Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour the Bugaboo digi
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
flowery ribbon
different coloured inks for background, made using a die-cut circle

I'd like to enter the following challenges (in no particular order)

Inkspirational #99 - Thank you with something new (digital stamp and background technique I used are new)
Glitter n Sparkle #170 - Tic Tac Toe (gems, digi image, ribbon)

Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget to leave a comment and follow me if you want to get updated on my new makes!

Until next time!

Friday, 8 January 2016

Home is where the heart is....

Hi! I'm back!
Happy New Year! I hope you've had a great holiday season. We are just back from Spain... I spent Christmas back at home with my parents for the first time in 11 years!!!
All back to normality now, trying to squeeze a bit of crafting between the girls and chores... I have to put to good use all my new crafty goodies !!!

Today I have a New Home card for you:

The image is called "In my Garden" from Pink Petticoat. I got this beautiful image a while ago. Sadly, Pink Petticoat closed a few months ago... I love this image so much,

Card Recipe

6x6 white card base
Promarkers to colour the image
Pink card stock
Patterned Paper by Do Crafts Papermania Sew Lovely paper pack
Butterfly punch
flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hobbycraft
red and white bow
white button
coloured bling
white thread for the hand-stitching

And now the fun stuff!!!!! participating in the challenges! I really love to make a card to fit lots of challenges... for me it's a way to "socialising" and making craft friends!!!! 
If you like my work, you are more than welcome to follow me. 

Just a "few" this time.... 

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!! I really hope you have liked my card. Don't forget to leave me some love in the comments and to follow!

Until very soon!

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