lunedì 17 dicembre 2018

"The Christmas Serie 2018"- Day 23": a Christmas Tree Penguin ornament with Hello Bluebird!


Hi there!
I'm super happy to finally share this handmade cuties I made to dress up my Christmas Tree! 

It's a little wood piece ornament I decorated and painted to be a starry and snowy night sky scene with a little penguin.. awww I love it so much!


First I stamped the stars and the little penguin on the wood piece with a light ink and then I started painting with the no line coloring technique. It was quite a challenge cause I just have a few acrylics colors but I'm so happy about how it turned out! 


It does make u feel dreaming about a White Christmas, doesn't it?!


Hope you like my project feat Hello Bluebird and thank u so much for stopping by today!
Please enjoy my Cardmaking Adventure on * Instagram*! I'll be posting all my little cards,tags and i also can't wait to see all the projects shared in the community! :)

See you soon with another cute project! :)
Have an amazing day! 
franci :)

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #43!

Hello there and happy monday! 
It's finally time for another challenge over at .. Lawn Fawnatics!


It's all about "Wonderful Winter" and I was inspired by this beautiful snowy landscape and its colors to create cute little magical tags..


I love these shaker tags, they are so easy and so much fun to make!


I went for a super soft look and I think it mathces these fluffy critters so well! 


Hope you like my festive tags and thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Please enjoy my Cardmaking Adventure on * Instagram*! I'll be posting all my little cards,tags and i also can't wait to see all the projects shared in the community! :)

See you soon with another cute project! :)
Have an amazing day! 
franci :)

giovedì 13 dicembre 2018

"Have a wonderful winter day" with Picket Fence Studios!

Hello there! 
Today I'm happy to share with u these little card set, winter themed and full of Picket Fence Studios cuties!!


This a new brand to me and they kindly sent me some products to test and ...long story short..I fell in love!! 
They have lots of stamps with different styles but ..we talk about adorable critters and punny and sweet sentiment?! I'm all in!!


These winter set is called "Have a Wonderful Winter Day" and it features 2 little critters, a snowman, lots of sentiments and what just became my favorite sentiment of all time: "if snowflakes were kisses I'd send you a blizzard". Isn't it soo sweet?! Awww!! 


Christmas is just around the corner and we may don't have that much time to make elaborated handmade cards/ try new twchniques and that's for me as well, I feel like I'm constantly in a hurry this time of year and the one thing that made me create these cards in no time was.. the Life Changing Blender Brush set! 
I usually love my critters poppin' against an ink blended background and I have always used my mini ink blending tools by Ranger. I have never had any broblems with them but lots of people find the ink blending technique tricky and time consuming so that's why these new brushes are the stars of the show here! 
They are amazing, there are so many bristles in each brush and they are also shaped to leave almost no ink marks ( that u don't want!) on paper.


Inking from the center to the edges of the card is the most difficult case for me and look at these cards, beautiful and smooth transitions from the blue areas to the white ones. 
It's amazing and effortless with these tools, I'm impressed! 
Hope u like these simple cards, I have more to share in the next few days with another super cute set by Picket Fence: the "Santa's Sleigh" one.

Be sure to discover this brand and all their products *here* and thank u so much for stopping by 
today!

Please enjoy my Cardmaking Adventure on * Instagram*! I'll be posting all my little cards,tags and i also can't wait to see all the projects shared in the community! :)

See you soon with another cute project! :)
Have an amazing day! 
franci :)

mercoledì 12 dicembre 2018

"The Christmas Serie 2018"- Day 22": Prehistoric Christmas with Heffy Doodle!

Hello there! 
Today I'm up on the Heffy Doodle blog with a super cute and fun Christmassy card!


Ok, I just dressed up a prehistoric family for the Holidays! ahah!! Aren’t they soooo adorable and cute?!?
First of all I stamped, colored and die cut all the images. The Prehistoric Pals set is one of my fave! I also added some festive accessorizes from another set I had in my stash and a little banner.
I die cut a stitched circle out of white cardstock and I created a coordinated card base; Then I pick a one size smaller circle die and use them to create the little brown frame.

I masked the bottom of my white circle pane and inked up a cloudy sky, then i masked the top and finished my background with some grass.
I glued down all the elements with a combo of liquid glue and foam adhesive, then stamped my sentiments ( soo punny!) and finished with the frame.

I love how this little card turned out, it makes me smile and giggle so much! ihih!
Please enjoy my Cardmaking Adventure on * Instagram*! I'll be posting all my little cards,tags and i also can't wait to see all the projects shared in the community! :)

See you soon with another cute project! :)
Have an amazing day! 
franci :)

"The Christmas Serie 2018"- Day 20": cute cards/ornaments with Lawn Fawn!

Hello there! 
Today I'm up on the Lawn Fawnatics blog with a couple of fun holiday projects inspired by the current challenge " Winter Holidays"! 


It's been a magical year at Lawn Fawnatics for me and I can't wait for all the new adventures and happiness 2019 will bring! 
So for today I thought it would have been fun going back in 2017 when I first made a project for Lawn Fawnatics as a guest...Did you remember my mini snowglobe cards?! I love them so much! 
Btw I was inspired by them to create these new cards...


I called them cards/ornaments cause the little snowglobes actually come off the cards pretty easily so you can add them to the Christmas tree as little paper decors! 


To make these I used a lots of Lawn Fawn products.. first of all thereally Rainbow Christmas paper!
I die cut my snowglobe out of these beautiful holidays patterned paper, and also die cut all the other elements from the Ready, Set, Snow Shaker add on set from white cardstock.
I colored the snowy sky with some Distress Ink blue shades and then I stamped, colored and die cut all the critters. 
I also used some Lawn fawn inks for the little mistletoes and the pretty bows: the Jalapeno and Guava colors.


I glued everything together and added some details with a white gel pen here and there. 

These cute hedgehogs from the Hedgehugs set are soo cute and the seals from the Sealed with love one are the perfect Christma couple!! ihih!
I kept my card bases pretty simple but I decorated them with some sparkle red twine and 2 stripes of another patterned paper that mathces well my colors, always from the Rainbow Christmas pad.


Hope you like my festive projects and thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Please enjoy my Cardmaking Adventure on * Instagram*! I'll be posting all my little cards,tags and i also can't wait to see all the projects shared in the community! :)

See you soon with another cute project! :)
Have an amazing day! 
franci :)







"The Christmas Serie 2018"- Day 21": Rustic Winter with Sunny Studio!

Hi there and welcome back to my Christmas serie!! 
Today I'm up on the Sunny Studio blog with an elegant Christmas card featuring the Rustic Winter set.


I love this set of dies so much, these woodland reindeers are so beautiful! 
I love keeping them white and make them pop against a dark/ bright background but you could totally die cut them from kraft/brown cardstock or cut them out of white and color them with different mediums and techniques.

To make my card I first created my cardbase out of white cardstock, I masked the bottom and inked up the sky with Distress inks. I let them dry and I created a snowy sky effect with watercolors.


I die cut all the elements from white cardstock and I glued them down with a combo of liquid glue and foam adhesive ( to build dimension and give my little scene way more interest!).

Finally I stamped the word "Christmas" from the Alpaca Holiday set with a brown ink and added a little sparkle red heart.

Please enjoy my Cardmaking Adventure on * Instagram*! I'll be posting all my little cards,tags and i also can't wait to see all the projects shared in the community! :)

See you soon with another cute project! :)
Have an amazing day! 
franci :)

lunedì 10 dicembre 2018

"The Christmas Serie 2018"- Day 19": It's sweater weather time, with Sunny Studio!

Hi there and happy monday! 
Today i'm up on the Sunny Studio blog with a festive card feat the Sweater Vest Dies set.





This set is so cute and it creates the cutest little sweater shaped cards ever!!
I decided to pair it with the Foxy Christmas set today, to have a foxy festive lovely sweater.
First of all I created my sweater card by die cutting all the elements from the Holiday Cheer paper pad, white cardstock and some red glittered cardstock; I assembled the card by gluing all the elements with liquid glue.



I stamped all the images, colored them with copics and die cut everything with their coordinated dies. I also created a little banner to stamp my sentiment on and I glued everything down with foam adhesive.
Finally I added some white details on to the little foxes and also on the patterned paper to add interest and dimension.
I love so much this fun and festive card, I planned to give this to my mom!

Please enjoy my Cardmaking Adventure on * Instagram*! I'll be posting all my little cards,tags and i also can't wait to see all the projects shared in the community! :)

See you soon with another cute project! :)
Have an amazing day! 
franci :)