giovedì 26 marzo 2015

Oh happy day! :) A cute tag, Blog Hop Winners and happy news!

Hi to everyone and welcome back! 
Today I create this cute tag with my favourite stamp of all time!!

I love this little bunny!! It's from Penny Black and it's soooo cute with his basket full of chicks! :)
I think it's super old because I don't find it on Penny Black shop site! This makes it super special!! Ihih!! :)
Here's a detail..



And's time for all the Blog Hop Winners!!
First I have to say sooo many thank you to all of you who came to my blog and left soo many lovely comments..I hope you will visit my blog again and again and again...! And thank you so much to all these amazing crafty ladies who gave me this opportunity , i loved join this "Crafty Friendship 2015 Blog Hop" with you!! :)

Newton's Nook winner: #17   
Lori March 20, 2015 at 6:25 AM
The cats are so presh, and your copic coloring is amazing!

Lawn Fawn Winner: #22  
Isabel Casañas March 20, 2015 at 10:16 AM
Ay, madre, qué tarjetas tan bonitas. Son 100% Lawn Fawn y eso me gusta. Son preciosas

Paper Nest Dolls winner: #139 
22 de marzo de 2015, 23:33
This is absolutely darling! I love how you layered the front of the card with the dies! So cute! You have inspired me with those monster stamps!

Marker POP gift card winner: #12 
Ro says:
March 20, 2015 at 8:33 am
OMG, it´s magic!!!!! Both are so cute!!!!!

Imagine Crafts winner: #2 
Corilyn Noreen said...
The dimension you added to the sunflower petals is so clever!
3/20/2015 2:27 AM

CDD Stamps winner: #10 
Designbydonna March 20, 2015 at 5:23 AM
Gorgeous! I really love that big paw shaker card.

Twine gift set by Marker POP winner: #73 
Denise Bryant says:
Darling shaker card! Love that adorable panda!:

La Pareja Creativa gift card winner: #21 
Eva said...
Beautiful and fresh card!!! I love it!!!
MARCH 20, 2015 AT 11:22 AM

The Ton winner: #51 
D-21 marzo 2015 20:40
Awwww what a cute card. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot

Tombow Adhesive package winner: #37 
Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...
Wow! I'm in love with this card and love the spotlight you did inside the square...fantastic coloring and design.
March 21, 2015 at 12:07 AM

Please e-mail  your info to CraftyTime4u (dot) gmail (dot) com to claim your prizes!!
We can't wait to see what you'll create! :)

And now a super happy news! 
I'm not a super technological girl but I found the magical button I was looking for!!ahah!
I'd love to give you the possibility to follow my blog so... on the sidebar you will find from now the google friends connect badge!! YAY! Click and follow me if you want! Now you can! :)

Thank you sooo much for stopping by today and have a beautiful day! 
franci :) 

martedì 24 marzo 2015

Whale it be my first shaker tag?!

Update: This tag received the "Honorable Gnome" title!! I'm so so happy! thanks!! :)

Hi to everyone!! 
Today i'm super excited because I made my first shaker tag!! Yay!! I'm totally in love with it!! :)

I've never done any shaker card/tag before and i'm really happy! This whale is super cute and my distress inks give it the perfect background! 
I decided to make a circular window and then I glued this tiny scallop edge to make everything more original! :)
It realy reminds me a porthole overlooking the ocean! :) 
Finally I completed my tag with some Lawn Fawn twine! 

I hope you like it and thank you so much for stopping by today! 
franci :)

domenica 22 marzo 2015

Spring is here!! :)

Happy sunday to everyone!! 
Today I had some fun with Penny Black and my watercolor pencils! 

I love this cute hedgehog swinging on her swing of flowers!
I thougth it was perfect for these challenge themes!

I hope you like it and thank you sooo much for stopping by today! 

There's still time to partecipate to our Crafty Frienship Blog Hop 2015!! Click here and leave a comment to win some amazing prizes!! :)

franci :)

venerdì 20 marzo 2015

Crafty Friendship Blog Hop 2015!

Hi there and welcome! :)
Today it's the day: Crafty Friendship Blog Hop 2015 it's finally here!! Let me say.. friday finally!! ahah!! :)

I'm so happy and honored to join some of my favourite crafty ladies in this hop, and i'm really excited to introduce you to our amazing ....sponsors!!

Here they are and let me say that I'm so proud that all these amazing companies decided to partecipate and support our hop! I'm so excited also because this is my first blog hop ever..  :)
Our theme is " Crafty Friendship" so I wanna dedicate this post and my project to everyone who always support me reading my blog, following me on facebook and flickr! I "met" so many amazing people that I'd like to think I have lots of friends from the other side of the world!! :)
Everyone is special for me so thank you for all your support and thanks for leaving me such lovely comments, you really make me happy! :)

You may asking... why are we celebrating today?!
Because today it's the anniversary of Arcadia de Papel, that is Esther Rovira's blog! Esther is an amazing crafty lady who always supports me and lots of other crafters worldwide, starting from Spain to USA and some other parts in the world!
So..... here's my card for today..!

I love these cute elephants by Lawn Fawn and how they go together holding their little tails and spraying some happiness!

Here's a detail.. 


Love you tons - stamp set and coordinate dies by Lawn Fawn 
Whale you be mine - stamp set and coordinate dies by Lawn Fawn 
Love 'n breakfast - stamp set by Lawn Fawn 
Stitched journaling card - dies by Lawn Fawn 

You can find all the supplies that I used at Marker POP and there is also a special surprise for you! 
In fact to celebrate your friendship, Maker POP is giving you, $8.00 Off  your purchase of $80.00 or more, with code FRIENDSHIP 
Also FREE SHIPPING every day on orders of $75 or $50 for gold members *after all discounts are applied*

And here they are our amazing prizes! Click on sponsor to visit their sites!

Newton's Nook : stamp of the winner's choice
Lawn Fawn : a full size stamp, and 6x6 paper pad of the winner's choice
The Ton : the complete set of couture mixes of sequins 
Paper Nest Dolls : a package with three of their doll stamps
CDD Stamps : a full size stamp of the winner's choice
Marker POP : $25 gift card for a winner, and a Craftkins Baker's Twine set to another winner
La Pareja Creativa : € 25 gift card to their shop 
Tombow USA : Crafter's adhesive package 
Imagine Crafts : four bottles of the awesome Amplify 

For your chance to win, leave a comment here and on each of the posts of the hop! We will pool all the comments and pick the 10 winners (as Marker POP is giving two prizes), using, or InLinks. 
You have all the week-end to leave comments so be sure to check all of our Blog Hop posts! :)
Next week we'll publish all the winners on all of our blogs... so stay tuned! :) 

 Blog Hop :) 

Francesca ( you are here! )
last, but certainly not least, our especial guests... (rumbling drums)

I hope you like my card, enjoy our Hop and thank you so so much for stopping by today, all your comments really make my day!
franci :)

domenica 15 marzo 2015


Hi there! Happy Sunday to everyone!! :)
I really had so much fun with this!! 

Ahah!! Here's my penguins on a tropical vacation!! Aren't they super funny and cute?!
Here's a detail ... their "Hawaiian skirts"!!


I hope you like oit and thank you so much for stopping by today!! 
franci :)

giovedì 12 marzo 2015

Party banners!

Hi there and welcome back! 
I'm so happy today to show you my last project : my first party banners!! :)

Really I'm super excited because this project takes me sooo much time and finally I can show you my hard work!! :)
First I have to say.. I'm still in love with these penguins: there's no escape!!! Maybe if you are new to my blog you'll not understand but if you scroll down the page or visit my flickr account you will find penguins everywhere!! Ahah!! 
Here's another picture..

I think that party banners immediately make everything more festive and funny! I wanna try to make a classic and elegant one, perfect for lots of occasions and it's so easy to do! 
Despite everything I think it's also so quick to make if you keep it simple! It took me a very long time because I wanted my background to be special and original so I stamped each flower or leaf one by one!! :) 
For my banners I was also inspired by the colours combination you have to choose to enter the MakeTheDaySpecial challenge!  

This was the girly one ...and here's the male version!

And this larger banner it's my fave!!This "Birthday" script it's so elegant!! Unfortunately when I made my order the coordinate "Happy" was over.. but I think that this "happy" ( that I stamped with some selective inking technique from my sentiment "Happy Anniversary") really fits perfectly!! :)

Then I had fun mixing my two versions and I created a veeery looong banner!! :)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge it's still " B " ... like " banners "..." birthday ".. yay!! I can enter!! ahah! :) 
And I found a new challenge at Cupcake Inspiration! It's their 300th celebration challenge and I chose the "Confetti" theme because all my little flowers in the background remind me to all that beautiful and colorfull confetti that are usually on some delicious sweets!! :)


"Stitched Party Banners" dies by Lawn Fawn
"Arctic Penguins" stamp set by Mama Elephant
"Bountiful Blessings" stamp set by Mama Elephant
"Birthday Script" - creative dies by Mama Elephant
Memento ink drops

The longest post ever!! Hope you like and enjoy my project and thank you so much for stopping by today!! 
franci :)

martedì 10 marzo 2015

This really makes me ..giggle!

Hi there and welcome back!
This tag really makes me giggle sooo much!
I often buy some little gift.. perfumed soaps, special bubble bath.. I love making small bags with many variations in small size because it's super cute and really fits to everyone!! :)

But I always don't know which tag should I add to my little gifts..a flower theme it's always appreciated...but..if I want my tag to be super funny and witty?!

ahahah!!! here they are!! The cutest whales ever with their shower caps!! ahah! I really can't stop laughing!!
Do these make you giggle too?! :)
The Lawnscaping Challenge theme is dots and stripes.. and when I though about colors, geometries.. I immediately remembered those super funny - and a little 'embarrassing too -shower caps  that were so fashionable long time ago !! 
The SSSmondaychallenge theme is "B"... "B" for... bath!! ihih! :)

Really I can not stay serious with this!! ahah!! :)

"Milk and Cookies" stamp set by Lawn Fawn ( my cute shower caps are that awesome cookie jar! )
"Whale you be mine" stamp set by Lawn Fawn 
Into the woods stamp set by Lawn Fawn
Tag die by Mama Elephant
Distress Inks
Memento ink drops
watercolor pencils

I hope you like it and thank you so much for stopping by today!! 
franci :)

domenica 8 marzo 2015

Wool ... and a cute little kitten!

Update: This tag received the " Honorable Mention"!! I'm so happy!! thanks! :)

Hi to everyone.. and greeting to all my crafty ladies!! :)
This was an awsome day, I spended a lot of time with my family ( we celebrated our   grandparents' birthday!!), I received lots of flowers and ate some sweets.. a perfect day!! :)
Then I helped my mom to rearrange the home and here I am with another cute tag to show you! 

I love the "basket theme" that Casology chose for the challenge this week! 
And although I have a basket stamp... I love playing so ... do you recognize my basket?! Ahaha!! yeah is the snowman hat by Paper Smooches from their new winter set called " Cool Dudes"!!
I just received it and.. I can't wait to use it ... i also think that i'm going to stamp snowmen troughout all the summer..ahah!  
And my knitting needles?! Ahah!! I did some selecting ink with the straws included in " Purrfect Pair" set by Mama Elephant! :)
I really love how it comes out! Hope you like it too! :)

Cool Dudes stamp set by Paper Smooches
Purrfect Pair stamp set by Mama Elephant
Memento Drops Ink
watercolor pencils

I hope you like it and thank you so much for stopping by today!! :)
franci :)

venerdì 6 marzo 2015

Domestic Bliss!

Hi there and welcome back! 
Today I wanna share a super cute and funny card too! 

I looove my new stamps and dies by Paper Smooches! This stamp set " Squeaky Clean" is so funny and it is perfect or my granny's birthday!
She always takes care of my grandpa, of their home and teach me how to do too! So when I saw this set I said to my mom..: "we gotta have it"!!!
My mom and I are thinking to hide her gift in a box full of cleaning products to make everything more funny... on the other hand she is the queen of domestic bliss! :)
We are going to host a little birthday party and I think we'll spend a funny day with our family! :)
I'll share with you some delicious party recipes too.. so stay tuned!! :)



I hope you enjoy and thank you so much for stopping by today! 
See you tomorrow with another project! 
franci :)

Happy belated " Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop" !

Hi there!
Yesterday evening I was reading some of my favourite blogs and I discovered this amazing Bloghop, so I set the alarm clock early in the morning and today I created this pretty tag to partecipate! :) ahah! Yeah it takes me some coffe...! 

Coffee Lovers Cardmaking is a beautiful project and I really love their slogan: " Come and share a cup of coffee with us"! I read it and I immediately stamped my little penguin with his morning coffe! ahah! :)
The theme is "Spring" so I created this background with lots of flowers and I used some distress ink to create this vintage look!


I really hope you enjoy my project and thank you so much for stopping by today!
Be sure to visit my facebook page - click here! All your comments and likes put a giant smile on my face!! :)
Stay tuned because I have another project to show you today! :) See you soon!  
franci :)

giovedì 5 marzo 2015

Little spring tag featuring "Penny Black"!

Hi to everyone!!
Today I'm super happy to show you this little tag that I made..

I love this little basket full of flowers and this bird is so cute!! :)
These have been sunny and windy days so ... I started dreaming of spring! :)

"Garden friends" stamp set by Penny Black
Gift tag wise dies by Paper Smooches
Black Premuim Dye Ink by Simon Says Stamp 
watercolor pencils

I hope you enjoy and thank you so much for stopping by today!! 
franci :)