Thursday, November 23, 2017

Give Thanks!

Hello and welcome!! Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

I made a card to celebrate Thanksgiving (one of my favorite holidays).

The polka dots background, the word 'thanks' and the edge of the leave were gold heat embossed and the pretty colors on that leave were created blending some distress inks.

Here's my card...






I'm sharing this card at:

*Time Out Challenge #97: Inspired by Words

http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/11/challenge-97-inspired-by-words.html


Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs,
Raquel

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Birthday Bear

Hello and welcome!!

I made this clean and simple birthday card for my niece, who is turning 12.
I've used one of the cute bears from Present Trio from Lili of the Valley and colored it with colored pencils.

Here's my card...



A close-up ...


I'm sharing this card in the following challenges:

* Lili of the Valley November Challenge is: B is For... So, my B is for: Birthday & Bear

* Sweet Stamping Challenge: Birthday. They are celebrating 8 years, so I'm excited to play along and celebrate with them on this week special challenge.

* Seize the Birthday: Circles / 'Anything goes' Birthday



Thanks for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Raquel

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Feliz Cumple!!

Hello and welcome!!

For today's post I'm sharing a colorful-summery birthday card I made for my brother.

I created my background scene using distress inks. The cute images from Sweet Stamp Shop were colored with colored pencils and stamped the greeting "feliz cumple" (which is a short way to say happy birthday in Spanish) using red and orange Memento ink.

Here's my card...



I'm sharing this card in the following challenges:
http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2017/09/script-or-text-background.html


Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs,
Raquel

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

In Praise of Sunflowers

Hello and welcome!!

Today I want to share a card I made for my sister's birthday. She loves sunflowers, so the stamp set In Praise of Sunflowers from Power Poppy was perfect to create her card.

I colored the beautiful sunflower and the sky using watercolors and colored pencils. I die cut the word 'happy'  from orange and light blue cardstock and stamped 'birthday' with grey ink.

Here's my card...





I'm sharing this card at:

http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2017/09/balloons.html



Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs,
Raquel

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Christmas Candlelight

Hello and welcome!!

For today's post I made a Christmas card, which is clean & simple, and one layer.

I used the stamp named Christmas Candlelight from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and colored it with colored pencils. The sentiment was stamped with black ink and then heat embossed using clear embossing powder. I mixed gesso and a bit of water for the white splashes.

Here's my card...



I'm sharing my card in the following challenges:


Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Hugs,
Raquel

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring blooms!

Hello and welcome!!

Spring is in the air, yay!! So, I made a card with some fresh Spring blooms.

First, I die cut and glued the scalloped panel to my card base. Then die cut the heart from burlap paper and the flowers from patterned paper.

The sentiment was gold embossed on a piece of teal cardstock, then glued to the heart.

Finally, I embellished the flowers with gemstones and adhered them to the heart.

Here's my card...

 

A closer look...



I'm sharing this card at:
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/04/challenge-132-word-prompt-spring.html
 
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-spring-color-inspiration/


http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2017/04/two-patterned-papers.html
 


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Raquel

Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Desert Storm (Neenah) / Burlap Paper (DCWV) / Patterned paper (free paper inside Take Ten Magazine)
  • Stamp set: Greetings SC0586 (Hampton Art)
  • Dies: Bunch of Flowers 2 (Elizabeth Crafts Designs) / Love & 5 Hearts (Paper Artist)
  • Ink pad: Versamark Ink
  • Embossing powder: Princess Gold (Ranger)
  • Gemstones

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Easter Chicks!

Hello and welcome!!

Today I'm sharing a cute and colorful Easter card, featuring two cheerful chicks!!

I used Distress Inks to color the eggs, the 'Easter' letters and the grass. The chicks were colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.

Here's my card...



A close-up...




This card was inspired by:

http://inspiredbyallthelittlethings.blogspot.com/2017/04/inspired-by-all-little-things-50.html


Thanks for visiting and have a great day!
Hugs,
Raquel

Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Black Onix (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamp sets: A Good Egg, Easter Wishes (Sunny Studios)
  • Dies: A Good Egg, Easter Wishes (Sunny Studio) / Uppercase Handwritten Alphas (Momenta) / Grassy Fields (MFT)
  • Ink pads: Mowed Lawn, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Shaded Lilac, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Ink)
  • Spectrum Noir markers:CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, IB3, BT7, CR8, CR10
  • Colored pencils