Sunday, December 18, 2016

Muse Challenge #196

Hello and welcome!!

Today I'm sharing a card I made to play at Muse Card Club Challenge #196.

This week's Muse is Tracey Mcneely. She has created a beautiful clean & simple card, featuring a pink watercolor butterfly and a large sentiment.
How was I inspired by Tracey's card?
  • The colors. I used watercolor paper and 3 shades of pink to create the gradient effect.
  • The insect (instead of a butterfly I used a ladybug).
  • Tracey embellished her butterfly with three Nuvo drops, so instead I used three sequins as embellishments.
  • The large beautiful sentiment
Here is my card...

I die cut extra wings from vellum and adhered them with small pieces of foam tape to give dimension to my ladybug.

This is Tracey's card:

Thank you so much  for stopping by!!

  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Distress Watercolor Cardstock (Tim Holtz-Ranger) / Black Textured Cardstock (The Paper Studio) / Vellum (Core'dinations)
  • Stamp set: Birthday Wishes & Balloons (My Favorite Things)
  • Dies: Ladybug (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
  • Ink pad: Jet Black (Archival Ink - Ranger)
  • Sequins (Doodlebug Design)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Guest Designer - Inkspirational Challenge #124

Hello and welcome!!
I'm honored and excited to be the Guest Designer for Inkspirational Challenge #124.

This week is a Color challenge using Neutrals Only

My project for this challenge is a Christmas card using the colors: gray and white.

Here is my card...

As this is a Christmas card, I needed to add a bit of sparkle, so the ribbon was the perfect touch.

I love how this card turned out, so I used this design for my Christmas cards 2016.
I made them in red and green, and they look as pretty as the gray version.
Here's a look...

How to make this card:
1. Form a card base from gray cardstock and stamp the stars using white pigment ink.
2. Die cut a stitched rectangle panel and heat embossed the sentiment and the tree.
3. Adhere the ribbon to the stitched panel and the die cut star to the tree.
4.Adhere the panel to the card base with foam adhesive.

For more inspiration from the Design Team head over to Inkspirational Challenge blog, and  I hope you'll play along, too!!

Have a great day and thanks so much for visiting!!

  • Cardstock: Gravel Gray (My Favorite Things) / The Twinkle Glints Stack (DCWV)
  • Stamp sets: Hand Lettered Holiday (My Favorite Things) / Tremendous Triangles (Whimsy Stamps)
  • Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn) / Tremendous Triangles (Whimsy Stamps)
  • Ink pads: Unicorn Pigment Ink (Hero Arts) / Versa Mark (Tsukineko)
  • Embossing powder: WOW! Opaque Bright White
  • Ribbon

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy Halloween 2016!

Hello and welcome!! I wanted to make Halloween cards but I didn't' have any Halloween stamp, so I got some digital stamps by Mo Manning at Mo's Digital Pencil. Her site has the cutest images and I know you'd love them.

I made two clean and simple cards. I just printed and colored both images using Spectrum Noir markers (colors used are listed on the supplies list at the bottom of the post).

For the second card I stamped "Halloween", and die cut  "happy" from orange and purple cardstock. I glued a giggle eye to the letter "O" for a "spooky' look.

¡Hola y bienvenidos! Quería hacer tarjetas de Halloween pero no tenia ningún sello de Halloween. Así que, compré unos sellos digitales en la página Mo's Digital Pencil de Mo Mannnig. En esta página encontrarás imágenes super lindas y sé que amarás si la visitas.

Hice dos tarjetas simples. Solamente, imprimí y coloreé ambas imágenes con los marcadores Spectrum Noir (la lista de los colores utillizados la encontrarás en la lista de materiales al final de este post).

Para la segunda trajeta, stampé la palabra 'HALLOWEEN', y troquelé la palabra 'happy' utilizando cartulina anaranjada y morada. Adherí un ojo móvil en lugar de la letra 'O' para darle un toque de misterio . Por ultimo, enmarqué los paneles de las imágenes.

Muchas gracias por pasar y visitar, abrazos!!

Card #1

Card #2

I'm entering these cards to the following challenges:

Thanks so much for visiting and have a great day!

  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Green Room, Boysenberry, Orange Zest (MFT)
  • Stamps: Hobson on Halloween, Hobson with Treats (Mo's Digital Pencil) / Smitty's ABCs (Lawn Fawn)
  • Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn) / Word Confetti (Momenta)
  • Ink pads: Jet Black (Ranger Archival Ink)
  • Spectrum Noir markers: Pumpkins (TN6,OR3, OR2, CT4); Face and Hands (LG2, CG4, CG3); Tongue (LV1, LV3); Eyes(LV2,IG1); Sweater (IG2, IG8, IG10, BGR2, BGR3);Sweater Dots (LV3); Elbow Patches (CT4, OR2, OR1); Socks (LV1, LV3,HB3); Shoes (OR1, OR2, OR3); Shoe Soles (IG2, IG4); Floor (IG2, BGR2); Lollipop ( CR1,CR2, CR8); Candies (CR8, CR10, CT1,CT4, IB2, IB3, LG2, CG4)
  • Wiggle eyes (Darice)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Butterfly & Flowers

Hello there!!  I made this birthday card for my mother-in -law, she loves butterflies and flowers. So it's perfect to celebrate her special day.

I  stamped the flowers using the masking technique and then colored all the images with my Spectrum Noir markers, all colors used are listed on the supplies list at the bottom of the post.

I added some gold dots to the center of the flowers using a gold glitter pen.

I love this bright combination of colors, especially the butterfly.


¡Hola! Hice esta tarjeta de cumpleaños para mi suegra, ella ama las mariposas y las flores. Así que, es perfecta para celebrar su día especial.

Estampé las flores usando la técnica de enmascarado y coloreé todas las imágenes con mis marcadores Spectrum Noir. Todos los colores que he utilizado están en la lista de materiales al final de este post.

Me encanta la combinación de estos colores, especialmente los de la mariposa.

Here's a close-up...

I'm entering this card to the following challenges:
Inspiration card by Ardyth for Time Out Challenge #68

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  • Cardstock: Solar White, Desert Storm (Neenah)
  • Stamps: Mom's Layered Flowers (Whimsy Stamps)/ Take Flight (Technique Tuesdsay) / GreetingsSCO586 (Hampton Art)
  • Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn)
  • Ink pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento) / Jet Black, Garden Patina (Ranger Archival Ink) / Cracked Pistachio (Distress Ink)
  • Spectrum Noir markers: IB2, IB3, TB4 (butterfly); CT4, OR2, OR3, GB5, TN9 (flowers)
  • Sakura white gel pen

Friday, October 7, 2016

Tag You're It #57 Reminder

Hello there!!

There's still time to play over at Tag You're It #57, using this awesome Tag for inspiration:

I've created another tag for this challenge, where I'm taking part as a Guest Designer, yay!
This time, I was inspired by the tag shape and coffee theme.

I love creating my own stamped backgrounds so for this tag I had so fun coloring all those cute tiny coffee mugs

Here's my tag...

Be sure to join the fun and share your creations inspired by Richard's Tag at Tag You're It #57.
Thanks so much for having me as a guest. It was so much fun!!

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by today!

  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Latte (My Favorite Things)
  • Stamps: Fun Stuff (Hero Arts) / Smitty's ABC's (Lawn Fawn)
  • Dies: Tag Collection (Sizzix-Tim Holtz) / Stitched Rounded Rectangle (MFT Die-namics)
  • Ink pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento) / VersaMark (Tsukineko)
  • Markers: CG3, CG4, CR10,CR11, OR1,OR3 (Spectrum Noir) / E97, E99 (Copic)
  • Embossing powder: Opaque Bright White (Wow!)
  • Twine: Mandarin, Peapod (The Twinery)
  • Green eyelet

Friday, September 30, 2016

Guest Designer - Tag You're It #57

Hello and welcome!!

I'm thrilled and honored to be the Guest Designer for Tag You're It Challenge #57.

 For this challenge, the inspiration is an awesome tag created by Richard Breaks.

This is the inspiration tag:

My inspiration from Richard's tag was to make a coffee theme tag using brown tones.

Here's my tag...

I created a gift card holder on the back of my tag...

To make my tag:
1. I die cut a tag from white cardstock. Stamped the polka dots using brown ink.
2. Die cut the mug from patterned cardstock and adhered to a scalloped circle.
3. Die cut The word 'thanks' three times, two from pink cardstock and one from brown cardstock.
4. Heat embossed "A LATTE'  and the words 'TO' and 'FROM' using white embossing powder.

For more inspiration from the Design Team head over to Tag You're It Challenge blog, and I hope you'll play along, too! You could be our next Guest Designer!
Thanks so much for having me as a guest, I'm having so much fun!!

Have a great day and thanks so much for visiting!

  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Latte, Milk Chocolate, Razzle Berry (My Favorite Things) / Hello Sunshine paper pad (Doodlebug Design)
  • Dies: Nested Terrific Tag ( BoBunny) / Warm & Fuzzy, Thanks, Homespun Stitch Lines (MFT Die-namics) / Circle Stackables, Scalloped Circle Stackables (Lawn Fawn) / Tag Collection (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Stamps: Sally's ABCs (Lawn Fawn) / Small Dot (Rubbernecker)
  • Ink pads: Tree Branch (Archivak Ink-Ranger) / VersaMark (Tsukineko)
  • Embossing powder: Opaque Bright White (Wow!)
  • Hemp cord: pink, brown (Hemptique)
  • Brass eyelet (We R Memory Keepers)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Birthday Wishes Tag

Hello and welcome!!

Today I'm sharing a cute tag that I made to play along with Tag You're It #56.
The inspiration tag for this challenge features gradient colors, gold, and a big bold sentiment. So I was inspired by those elements to create my tag.

For my tag... I stamped three chevron using three different tones of teal to give the gradient look.
I heat gold embossed the sentiment and then stamped three cute hearts using the same teal ink colors.

Here's my tag...

This is the inspiration tag:

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Teal glitter cardstock (DCWV)
  • Dies: Tag Collection (Sizzix-Tim Holtz)
  • Stamps: Big, Bold & Party (Winnie & Walter) / Horizontal Chevrons (Rubbernecker) / Birthday Wishes & Balloons (My Favorite Things)
  • Ink pads: Teal Zeal (Memento) / Emerald Isle (Dye Ink -Ranger) / Garden Patina (Archival Ink-Ranger) / VersaMark (Tsukineko)
  • Embossing powder: Princess Gold ( Ranger)
  • Twine: Caribbean (The Twinery)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Fall 2016!

Hello and welcome!!

Fall is here, yay!! I'm so excited because it's my favorite season. I love how the weather gets a little cooler, and how the trees change colors into reds, golden yellows and oranges. It's just beautiful!

So today I want to share a card to welcome the Autumn. I focused on those beautiful leaves and colors typical of the season. I hope you like it!

First, I made a card base from kraft cardstock. Die cut the bottom front using a scallop edge die. For the inside, I added a piece of patterned paper.

I heat embossed some gold splatters and the sentiment  to the front of the card.

For the leaves,  I sponged some distress inks on white cardstock, creating the typical fall colors. Die cut and adhered them to the card. As a final touch, I tie a hemp cord with a bow.

¡Hola! Hoy inicia el otoño y estoy muy feliz, porque es mi estación favorita del año.
Me encanta cómo el clima se torna un poco más fresco, y cómo las hojas de los árboles se empiezan a teñir de rojos, amarillos y anaranjados. ¡Es simplemente precioso!

Por eso, hoy les quiero compartir una tarjeta para darle la bienvenida al otoño. Me enfoqué en las hojas y esos hermosos tonos típicos de la época. ¡Espero les guste!


Here's my card...

A close-up so you can see the gold splatters...

A peek of the inside... 
My card was inspired by the following challenges:

*The beautiful photo inspiration from Time Out Challenge #66:

*The beautiful color combo from YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #48:

Have a great day and thank you so much for visiting!

  • Cardstock: Desert Storm (Neenah) / Hello Sunshine paper pad (Doodlebug Design)
  • Dies: Leaves Die Set (Impression Obsession) / Stitched Scallop Edges (My Favorite Things)
  • Stamps: Plant Some Kindness (Your Next Stamp) / Ink Splatters ( Paper Parachute)
  • Ink pads: Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door (Distress Ink) / VersaMark (Tsukineko)
  • Embossing powder: Princess Gold (Ranger)
  • Hemp cord (Hemptique)

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Hoppy Birthday!!

Hello and welcome!!I have a cute and fresh card to share with you today.

First,  I stamped  the cute image  and colored it with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers.
Then, I used distress ink and a sponge dauber to create the sky.

I die cut the image panel using a stitched rectangle die and attached it to a burlap paper panel. Then adhered it to my card base.

I'm sharing this card at Lili of the Valley September Challenge, the theme for this month is: Animals

Here's my card...

  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Burlap Paper (DCWV)
  • Die: Stitched Rounded Rectangles (My Favorite Things)
  • Stamps: Spring Bunny with Daffs (Lili of the Valley) / Sticky Note (Your Next Stamp)
  • Ink pads: Rich Cocoa (Memento) / Jet Black (Ranger Archival Ink) / Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Ink)
  • Markers: CT1, CT4, GB5 (Spectrum Noir) / E00, E11, E50, E53, E55, E57 (Copic) / New Sprout (Memento Dual Marker)

Have a great day and thank you so much for visiting!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Beautiful Blooms Tag

Hello and welcome!!

I just added to my stamp collection the Beautiful Blooms stamp set from My Favorite Things. It was on my wish list for a looong time, and since it was on sale... I couldn't resist!! :)

When I saw the inspiration tag made by Melissa Bickford for Tag You're It #55 I knew right away I had to use my Beautiful Blooms, yay!!

My tag was inspired by the floral theme, the bold die cut sentiment and the polka dots from Melissa's Tag.

Here's the inspiration tag:

  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Black Textured Cardstock (The Ppaer Studio) / Hello Sunshine paper pad (Doodlebug Design)
  • Stamps: Beautiful Blooms (My Favorite Things)
  • Dies: Nested Terrific Tags (BoBunny) / Painted Hello (Simon Says Stamp)
  • Ink pads: Rose Bud, Dandelion, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves (Memento) / Leaf Green (Ranger Archival Ink)
  • Twine: Pink Sorbet (The Twinery)
  • Green eyelet

Have a great day and thank you so much for visiting!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Coloring on Kraft

Hello and welcome! Today I'm sharing a single layer card, which was inspired by Spectrum Noir Monthly Challenge, for this month the theme is: Use Kraft.

I colored the images using Spectrum Noir colored pencils, 001 (white) and 015 (yellow). I really like the effect of colored pencils on kraft cardstock.

Here's my card...

If you want to see another card I made using Spectrum Noir markers on Kraft click here!

Hope you can play along with the challenge!

  • Cardstock: Desert Storm & Solar White (Neenah) 
  • Stamp sets: Bee Sentiments (Elizabeth Craft Designs) / Greetings SC0586 (Hampton Art)
  • Die (inside): Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn)
  • Colored pencils: 001 & 015 (Spectrum Noir)
  • Ink pad: Jet Black (Ranger Archival Ink)
  • Twine: Caribbean (The Twinery)
  • Clear rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Quilled Flower Tag

Hello and welcome!! Today, I was playing with my quilling tools and made a couple of flowers.
So I decided to use one of those quilled flowers to create my tag for Tag You're It Challenge #54.
This time, the inspiration tag was made by Michelle Short and it feature a nice flower and a blue background.

For my tag ... I die cut my tag from watercolor cardstock. Then stamped the stem and leaves using Archival Ink, and colored the leaves using my new Wink of Stella glitter pens.

After tat, I masked the leaves and sponged the blue background using Distress Ink, and sprinkled some water to give more texture to my background.

Finally, I glued my quilled flower and sentiment.

Here's the final result...

You still have time to play along at Tag You're It Challenge#54:

Supplies used:
  • Cardstock: Distress Watercolor Cardstock (Ranger)
  • Dies: Tag Collection (Sizzix-Tim Holtz)
  • Stamp set: Flower Patch (Poppy Stamps)
  • Ink Pads: Peacock Feathers (Distress Ink)
  • Wink of Stellas Glitter Pens (ZIG)
  • Twine: Shore (The Twinery)
  • Quilling tools & paper (Quilled Creations)
  • Mini Mister (Ranger)
Thank you so much for visiting. I really appreciate all your sweet comments!
Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Birthday Confetti!

Hello friends!! I hope you all are doing great :)
Today I'm so excited to share a colorful birthday card. I made this card using die cuts and patterned paper.

First, I cut a panel from pink patterned paper and then, die cut just the bottom part of the word 'birthday', and then glued the panel to my white base.

After that, I die cut (3 times) the word 'birthday' from chevron patterned paper and glued them together to give extra dimension. Repeated this process with the word 'happy'.

To embellished my card, I die cut different shapes of confetti from colorful cardstock to match the chevron patterned paper. As a final touch I added some sparkle to the word 'happy' and confetti.

 Here's my card...

 Here's a close-up...

Today's card was inspired by:

 CAS(E) this Sketch #186:

Inkspirational Challenge #115:

Supplies used:
  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Black Textured Cardstock (The Paper Studio) / Orange Zest, Daffodil, Limelight, Razzle Berry, Blu Raspberry (My Favorite Things)
  • Patterned paper: Hello Sunshine Paper Pad (Doodlebug Design)
  • Dies: Uppercase Handwritten Alphabet, Word Fetti (Momenta) / Confetti (Your Next Stamp)
  • Quickie Glue (Sakura)
  • Wink of Stella (Zig)
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!