sabato 30 maggio 2015

"Wish Big" a birthday card featuring Ellen Huston! :)

Hi to everyone!
Today i'm super happy to show you this birthday card i made with my new stamps by Ellen Huston! :)

This hippo is too cute and i love all the Ellen Huston stamps designed by Julie Ebersole because of their thin outline that gives a light touch to all the image!! :)
And drum roll...I wanted this card to be super girly.. so.. I painted the nails of my hippo!! Ahah!! :)
Here's a detail of my card..

I created my own background with the sentiment included in the stamp set and i added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins!
I also added some foam under the hippo to give it a good dimension and my cute pink button! 
It's from a Mama Elephant die and i used it as a real button so I added some gold twine and i colored it with my copics to coordinate with the hippo hat!

Challenges : 

I was inspired by the soft and elegant colors and by the elegant and girly style! 

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

mercoledì 27 maggio 2015

"Love never melts" a winter card featuring Paper Smooches!

Hi there and welcome back! 
Today I have this winter card to show you! :)  

These snowmen by Paper Smooches are too cute and perfect for a winter / love project! 
I decided to make a lovely card for my grandparents, to celebrate their love story! :) 
I followed the sketch given by the PS challenge and I think it's a beautiful one! Sometimes is good to have a sketch because you can discover lots of new design and layout! :) 
For my card I use the partial die - cutting technique to make it original! You can see here a little detail...

I also used some foam tape and glue dots to give it dimension, some silver twine to make it pretty and acetate and glossy accent to make it unique! 
The sentiment included in the set is super funny and really pops up on my white card. For the sky I added some snowflakes in a soft blue color! 



 Love story!

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

lunedì 25 maggio 2015

Create your own stencil with Lawn Fawn.. + ..a photo tutorial!

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

Hi there and welcome back to fridayfinally! 
Hope you had an amazing week end, I had some time to making my entry card to the new Lawnscaping Challenge! 
The theme is "try a new technique" so I created a special background for my new little critter to stand up with a super new technique to me! Maybe some of you saw this before, but I didn't, so i'm pretty happy to have thought about it by my own! :) 

I recently bought this super cute set by Lawn Fawn, it's an old set but as all LF critter sets: it never goes out of style! ihih! This little koala is too cute and pretty :)
And I got my first Pretty Pink Posh sequins too! YAY! I love them! This particular color - Lime Sorbet -  is my fave! :)
I decided to create something new today.. a photo tutorial! I really thought about it late so I only have one picture for you today, but i like to think this like a little experiment, so let me know what you think about! 
I created this just because I wanna show you how to recreate my background and I think it's a funny way doing this with a picture! :) 
So... here is it! 

I hope you like it and you'll be inspired by my card and my tutorila! :) Oh .. and for an extra touch of dimension I glued some leaves right in the back side of the banner so everything really pops up! And I have to say that I love Glue Dots, I'm testing them these days in some projects and I think they are perfect to give a pretty and elegant dimension! :) 


Thank you so so much for stopping by today, if you like my projects please follow my blog, and be sure to visit my facebook page for more inspiration! 

See you soon with another project! :)

venerdì 22 maggio 2015

Warm Wishes .. a Christmas card!

Update: I'm 'Tis the Season  Shooting Star! I'm so happy and honored! Thanks a lot! :) 

Update: This card received the "Honorable Mention"! I'm super happy! Thanks! :) 

It's so much much time that i don't make a  Christmas project.. I think too much!! :) 
And I got some new and super cool new stamps and dies so I had to try them! :) 

I'm so excited for my new supplies! Maybe they are not new to you but I wanted them for so long!! Those amazing trees and the sentiment are from Avery Elle, those cute bears and the banner are from Mama Elephant and the forest border is a die from Lawn Fawn! oh and those amazing snowflakes are from LF too! I mean how cute and festive are all they?! Yeah.. i'm super happy! :) 
I wanted to create a sweet and cute winter scene so I decided to keep lots of white space and add some dimensions to make it interesting! I love giving shapes to my trees with my memento drops, i think they are more realistic and elegant! The sentiment was perfect for my banner and these bears speak by themselves: they are too too cute! :) 
Ahah! When my mom first saw my card she said was too cute and beautiful ( yeah mom's love! ahah!) then she looked another time just a little bit confused by the prospective and dimension of those trees behind the hill.. ahah! We laughed for so long .. but .. I mean it's card, everything can happens on a card! :) 

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

mercoledì 20 maggio 2015

"Love you honey" a super sweet tag featuring Mama Elephant!

Hi there and welcome back to fridayfinally! 
Today i have a super sweet tag to show you :)

I can't stop stamping all these cute bears by ME and making tags so.. here's another one! 
I want it to be super cute and pretty and i had lot of fun modifying the original image. This cute little bear originally was near to another bear so I stamped the duo and I fussy cut this one. I colored him with my copics ( I used E37, E33 and E31) and I finished all the edges line with a black marker.
Then I stamped the milk-bottle from another ME set - "Purrfect Pair"- and I colored it like a little jar. I want the little bear to hold it so i cut the paw on his back and i glued it near the other one ... and now he has two little paws! YAY! :)
I stamped my own sentiments using "Sketchy Letters" set and i replaced the "O" with the honey jar! 
I hope you like it!! :) 



Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have an amazing day!
franci :)

domenica 17 maggio 2015

Garden Party.. Lovely packagings featuring Mama Elephant!

Hi there and welcome back to friday finally! :)
These are beautiful and sunny days here so let's party season begin!
I made some little pies and some cute tags to make my packagings really sweet and cute! :)

I love backing .. and who doesn't love apple-pies?!
So there's nothing better that backing some sweets and some tags to go with in! :)
These bears by Mama Elephant are soo cute and lovely! I think they are also perfect to improve my Copic colouring technique because they are pretty big compared to others critters that I have, I can try to do lots and lots of shades!
Here are some details ..

I made some versions and I just wanna show you the cutest ones! This was a "male tag" and here are some "feminine ones"..
I decide to color these tree couples of bears with three different color combo based on three basic colors: cool grey, brown and warm grey.

And finally this super cute and lovely tag for my mom!


Hope you like it and thank you so so much for stopping by! 
franci :)

sabato 9 maggio 2015

"Thanks" card featuring "Avery Elle" and "Lawn Fawn"!

Hi there! 
Today i'm super happy because I got my first Avery Elle stamps!!! YAY!! :) 

These Avery Elle stamps are amazing and so cute that they were the top of my wish list! I chose two set: " Storybook" and "More Stories" because those critters are delicate and pretty for any occasion! 
I stamped this little bunny and his shape reminds me the letter "A" and it was perfect with the alphabet die by Lawn Fawn i decided to make a unique "thanks" card for a lovely friend! :)
And I have some other copic now! YAY!! I bought some new basic colors to improve my coloring and creating more colorful background like this one that i did making lots of stripes!! :) 


Hope you like it and thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Have an amazing week-end! 
franci :) 

sabato 2 maggio 2015

"We whale miss you" cards featuring Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant!

Hi there and welcome back!
Today I have some "Miss you " cards to show you!

It's a super simple card that I made in these rainy days for a friend of us .. I decided not to make everything sad, I mean if someone decided to  leave it's also a moment full of joy and new opportunities! So I made my card funny and pretty CAS because it's a masculine one!
My sentiment was.. " We will miss you" but then I thought to add my favourite critters ever by Lawn Fawn and everything turned " We whale miss you", so much more funny and cute! :)
And i love creating background with my copics!! I think that pattern paper is the most expensive crafting supplies for me, because sometime it's bulky and it's so heavy that shipping costs are always too high! Yeah all the pattern papers that i have are like gold to me! ihih!! :)
I also made a feminine version, the colors are still the same but this one is more decorated and full of details!

I'm in love! Yeah.. I mean ..How cute are these Round and Rounds creative cuts by Mama Elephant!?! I colored them with my distress inks as I did with the Cole's ABC dies by Lawn Fawn and they are perfect together!! :)  
I tried to make an ombre effect with my three distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire.