giovedì 25 giugno 2015

"Happy Birthday" - a super cute card featuring Ellen Huston!

Hi friends!! :)
My mom's birthday is coming so I decided to create a birthday card!
I mean it's not only a simple card.. it has to be the cutest, the funniest, the most colorful.. !

I really wanna this card to be super special for my mom! 
You know.. i love this set by EH and did you see the new Pin-Sights challenge? It's all about pretty colors, circular shapes and i love it!! I was inspired by all those pretty things to create this cute scene.
If you are wondering.. it's all about masking! I stamped lots and lots of balloons and then i die cut them with their coordinate dies.
I stamped 2 other balloons ( one of a kind!) on some "masking paper".. I don't know how it's called.. post -it?! I fussy cut them and i kept the "outside" part, so that i can stamp my image and safe the white borders.
I stamped my cute little hippo several times - a part on each balloons - and then I made my own puzzle! I did the same thing with the bird! 
Then I added my sentiment, some black twine to re-create a balloons scene and some PPP sequins! 
I know.. sometime my english it's a little weird, but I hope I was able to write all the steps clearly..! But if you have some questions, or if you would like a photo - tutorial.. let me know and i'll do everything to make it happen! :) 
Oh.. and feel free to correct all my english mistakes.. you'll help me!! ihih!! :) 


Pin-Sights Challenge by Ellen Huston

I hope you enjoy it and thank you so so much for stopping by today! 
Have a super happy time! 
franci :)

martedì 23 giugno 2015

"Furry kisses" .. to you!

Hi there and welcome back! 
It's late tonight because I was watching Kristina's Live event on youtube - lovely event!! :) - but I wanna show you this cute little card I made.. with these pretty cats by Simon Says Stamp!
Oh.. she designed them for SSS! Soooo cute! :) 

I love cats stamps!! I don't know why .. i mean all the critters are always cute but I think that cats and kitties are super pretty and funny!! :)  These ones by SSS are perfect, i love this mini-set, because it's cheap, has lots of details and it's super versatile even if you may think that these cats are fixed in this position. I made cute projects stamping only one of this 2 cats, i stamped only their tails with a little heart to create a lovely scene.. yeah.. you only have to take some times and stretch your stamp! :)
Lately i'm improving my technique with the embossing powder.. you may notice I do not emboss so much on my projects ( most of the time I don't use this technique at all) and that's because lots of time it doesn't work. Sometime I don't press very well my pigment ink, sometimes I put too much powder on it or too little! 
But this time I have been lucky! I love how it turned out! :) 
So I share with you.. ahah!! :) 

I hope you like my little card and thank you so much for stopping by today! :) 

lunedì 22 giugno 2015

"Sweet Wishes" .. a Lawn Fawn card!

Happy monday friends! :) 
Today I'm here to share a sweet card that I made to enter the new Lawnscaping Challenge.
It's all about stripes and stars so.. here's my take!

I love this cute little deer and his friend! Aren't they sooo sweet?!
I don't have any background stamp so i alway have fun creating my own. This time i decided to combine some stripes in teal and red colors. I drawn the red stripes with watercolor, the teal ones with a copic marker and I love how they fit together! :)
I was super happy to use my new PPP tag die too, that's perfect for my favourite sentiment " sweet wishes"; I stamped it so many times and used it for so many projects that ..yeah.. i think it's my favourite sentiment off all time!! ihih! :) 
And now let's talk about that cute tassel, that makes my card soo pretty!
I sponged some white cardstock with my distress ink and I die cut lots of little stars with the "star die" included in the "Stitched journaling die set" by Lawn Fawn. Then I cut some little stripes from my gold twine and I glued a little star at each end of them. I put everything aside to dry completely, I folded them in a half, i passed in the middle some gold twine and just below I secured them with a tight knot.
I love it! It remind me the USA flag because of the colors i used and the fireworks for the 4th of July that lots of my crafty friends celebrate! 


I hope you like my card and thank you so much for stopping by today!
See you soon with another project! 
franci :) 

sabato 20 giugno 2015

"Thinking of you" a card featuring Avery Elle!

Happy saturday crafty friends!
Last few days here in Milan were sunny but super rainy too.. I saw a beautiful rainbow over the roofs of my town and that was the sky telling me to enter the new AveryElleheartsyou challenge!! Ahah!! :)

I love this little penguin, it's too cute and fits perfectly with this banner and the sentiment. I colored it with my copics and i use a regular marker for the beak and the paws because I don't have an orange copic, but it's okay because in those tiny little areas it's easy not to leave color strips and blend the color well!
I'd love to have more distress inks colors too, but I only have some blues and greens so I decided to use my watercolors! I'm in love with this watercolor, I think my mom bought them to me when i was at primary school and even if some colors are finished they still work really well :)
They are super easy to use and they always save me when I don't have colored cardstock, a pattern paper  background.. they are great!

Hope you like my project and thank you so much for stopping by today! 
franci :) 

mercoledì 17 giugno 2015

Summer love!

Update: I'm a "Runner up" at the "Make The Day Special" blog! I'm so happy! Thanks! :) 

Hi there! 
I love modifying images, really i'm obsessed. ahah! There's nothing better than sitting at my desk and create something new with my stamps. All the stamps that I have are super cute, sweet and tender, but sometimes i just want to give them my personal touch! Yeah.. i think that this is what i love the most! :)
So... drum roll.. beachwear style!! ahah!  :)

I love these bears by Mama Elephant soo much! They were perfect for all the projects I created, but maybe some of you think about them as a seasonal stamp set. Yeah.. I mean winter projects are their natural habitat but I want them to be on all my cards and tags trough all the year! :)
So I stamped this cute couple and then I started to dress my bears.. Yeah.. just like a stylist! :)
First I drew some thin pencil lines, then I colored the swimsuits with my yellow copic marker, i make some dots with my white pen and I finished it remarking my lines with a black tratto - pen that I found in my pencil case! yay! I got a new pen.. like when you don't use something for a very long time... when you found it again it's like having something new! ihih! :)
I made a very simple background drawing some dots with my watercolors. 
I decided to use only few color because i want this tag to enter the MakeTheDaySpecial challenge that have a color combo inspiration this month! 
I think it turned out very soft and these baby colors are my fave! I'll use this tag for a kid / baby occasion: it goes perfectly with a " first swimsuit present" or "first summer present"..!
In this projects there is a mama bear with her puppy, but i'll probably make a daddy bear version too because I had tooo much fun!! :) 
So be sure to check my blog for some new collection of swimwear!! AHAH!! :) 

Here are some other projects that i created modyfing images: * here*
                                                                                          * here*
                                                                                          * here*
                                                                                          * here*.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy!
franci :) 

lunedì 15 giugno 2015

"Merry Monday" Guest Designer!

Hi to everyone and welcome to my blog! 
I'm so happy and honored to be the guest designer at "Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Blog" today!
I have never been a guest designer before and i'm really excited!! :)
Here's the card I created..

It's Lori's challenge today and she says : add some red and white to your Christmas card! 
I wanted the red and white to be emphasized so I kept my card simple and clean. And I wanted a super cute card so i use a lovely critter by Mama Elephant! It's not from a Christmas stamp set but if you follow my blog you know how much I love creating whimsical and festive card with every kind of stamp i have! :)
Hope you found some  inspiration here and I hope you like my card! :) 
Be sure to check out the new challenge - here - and add your card, i'll come to see what you created! :)
Thank you so much for stopping by today! :)

mercoledì 10 giugno 2015

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! :)

Hi coffee/tea lovers all around the world!!
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is back with a summer version! YAY! I have a coffee/tea card to show you! :)

I want my card to be super girly, pretty and soft. It would be perfect for a "girls only" party invitation! :)
I'm so happy to "Hop", all the entries are always amazing...there's so much inspiration around there, and soooo many prizes!! :) ihih! 


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

domenica 7 giugno 2015

No critters.. no party! :)

Update: I was spotted by the Spotted and Hearted Patrol! I'm so happy!!! thanks! :)

Hi there!
This is my second post of the day.. to see my take on the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop click here! :)
I was at the super market and i found some yummy candies.. with animal shapes! I wanted to make some party flavors like "thanks for coming" little gift bags.. so here's what i created for a super happy "critters party"!! :)

I think they are perfect for a super fun and colorful party, like birthday party oh.. yay the school is over party.. ahah! :)
And drum roll.. I decorated a cookie for the first time!! Yay! I'm so happy, it turned out so cute! I tried to recreate the cute little elephant by Lawn Fawn and they are perfect together!
I think i'm going to practise and make some more of this coordinate set cookie + gift bag!

I hope you like my project and thank you so much for stopping by today!! :) 
Have a nice week! 
franci :)

Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Bloh Hop! :)

Hi there and welcome to fridayfinally! 
Today i'm so happy to join the PPP watercolor blog hop! :) 

Paulina created a beautiful and super happy event, there are so many sponsors and it's amazing seeing all the different takes on the inspirational theme! :) 
Here's the card that i made..

I love this cake stamp by Ellen Huston, it's so elegant and pretty! I use my watercolor pencils to give it color and shades, creating and ombrè and monochromatic effect.
Then i used my watercolors to create this background. It's super easy to make you just have to protect your work surface and wear an old shirt! ahah! Yeah.. usually when i create these background i find myself and the desk full of little dots! But that's cool ..I mean i love this technique because you just have to shake your brush full of color and let all the drops to fall wherever they want! :) 
I complete my card with the little banner and the elegant sentiment and then i added that circle ( that's acetate! ) and my PPP sequins .. they give lots of shine and interest to my CAS card! :)



Thank you so so much for stopping by today, I hope you like my card!
If you do please follow my blog and visit my facebook page for more inspiration! 
See you soon with another project! :) 

venerdì 5 giugno 2015

Bright Christmas!

Update: This card received the "Merry Monday Challenge Winner" title!! I'm so so happy! thank you so much ladies!! :) 

Hi there! 
It's never too early to think about Christmas..isn't it?! ahah! I always say this to my mom when she can not believe i'm already creating Christmas/ winter theme cards! :) 
I love Christmas!!
At Merry Monday this week is Kathy's Challenge and she said: Add Sparkle, Shimmer and/or Bling on your card.. So here's the card I created! 

If you follow my blog you know how much i love this cute little penguin! I create so much projects with it.. and i never get bored! :)  - Hope you never get too! ahah!
For this card i just wanna to create something original and I thought that recreate some Christmas tree balls would have been awesome! :) 
Here's a detail of my card...

As you can see glitters give lots of sparkle to my card! And this color combo is one of my fave: light blue, white and some silver.. I think these soft colors make everything elegant and pretty! 
And if you look at the penguin...I love his hat..!I used my new zig clear glitter pen and it's so shiny! :)


I hope you like my card and thank you so so much for stopping by today! 
Have an amazing day! :)

mercoledì 3 giugno 2015

Little Party Banner! :)

Hi there and welcome back! 
Today I wanna enjoy some copic - coloring wit you.. and also try my new Penny Black stamp! :)  
And .. here is it, a little party banner! 

Those hamsters are just too cute with their cupcake, their party hats and lots of confetti! They fit perfectly with the Lawn Fawn banner dies and they are so much funny and cute with the solid and brilliant color look of copic markers!!
Here's a detail of them..

I finished my banner applying a little heart at the top of my stick! As you can see it's a super easy project that is perfect for all Cas projects lovers!! :)

                                                                                                                The Queen and the King of the party!

                                                  Addicted to CAS

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