a last minute tag

Second post today, woo hoo!! I enjoyed my crafty weekend a lot! you´ll see...
I bought my sweetheart a little Christmas present, here they don´t give presents on Christmas day but the 6th of January: The three Wise men Day, but because we do it on my country I always give him a little something. So I put his present on a lunch paper bag but it was too plain so I made this last minute tag with scraps of everything I found in the folder I have just for scraps...
the image is Whimsical cardinals from Designed to Delight colored with colored pencils following the same color scheme I used for the card I was going to give along with the present (you can see it here). The round calendar is from Sueli that I printed it out on another scrap of the same cardstok I used for the tag base. I placed the image and the calendar with foam tape and tied the tag with a piece of raffia to the bag.

I´m playing at the following places:
Delightful Inspiration challenge: December week 4
Sarah Hurley challenge #23: last minute Christmas cheer
Simple doodles challenge #33: tag it out

Snow one like you...

This is a card I made this weekend, I´m using some digital paper I was not able to remember where I found it, if you know, please let me know and I´ll give credit of it, it´s so beautiful! soft and pretty colors...
The image is Snow Goddess from Michelle Perkett colored with colored pencils and placed it with foam tape. It´s a very simple card: I ruffled a piece of ribbon, added a felt snowflake that I glued a flower on its center and decorated with glass seed beads, the most demanding part was coloring the image but it´s so gorgeous you don´t mind spending some time in it at all!

I´m playing at:
Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge blog: let it snow
Our creative corner: fa-la-la-felt
Fussy and fancy: snow

A tag

Love this pixie, beautiful image! it´s from A day for Daisies and I made this tag to play at their challenge blog. All papers are from my stash as are the embellishments. I started by giving shape to a scrap piece of red cardstock, I used a template I found at Lilly of the Valley place that I modified a bit.
Then I cut a piece of this gorgeous embossed vellum paper and placed it on the tag, and on top of this layer I glued a piece of this gift wrap paper I used as patterned paper. I glued clear sequins around the patterned paper, once it was dry I pierced the holes to stitch light pink seed beads with white embroidery floss.
I colored the image with colored pencils and used mineral oil to blend the wax. Glittered the pixie wings and cut carefully around before placing the image with foam tape on the tag. I finished it with a piece of tinsel that I stapled it to the tag.

I´m playing at:
A day for daisies challenge #8: tinsel and tags
CES challenge #17: anything goes
Allsorts challenge #83: anything goes
Pile it on challenge #48: gift wrapping or tags
Paper sundaes challenge #49: cut it out
Aly´s Sunday challenge #32: anything goes
ColourQ #64
For fun: anything goes

Snowman of ♥Love♥

This card was made in just a few minutes, I´ll try to remember this day next year when I start to make Christmas cards, maybe once in my life I won´t be late!
I opened the image (Snowman Love from Designed to Delight) and sentiment (from Elisa) in PS, open a new file with the dimension of the card and dragged the images in, resizing them to have them in the right position. Took a blank card and printed the file right on the cardstock and voilá! ready to color and embellish!
To color the image I used just colored pencils. Added a bit of decoupage glue on the hearts to give them a nice shiny look, and glittered the snow and the center of the snowflake to add sparkle. This one is for my sweetheart, hope he is not reading this!

I´m playing with this card at:
Delightful Inspiration challenge: December week 3
CES challenge #17: anything goes
Allsorts challenge #83: anything goes
Sweet stampin: celebrations
Fussy and fancy: snow
The corrosive challenge blog #95: non traditional Christmas colors

Wishing peace

Another Christmas card, and I think it´s one of the last I´ll make this year, not because I don´t like them, on the contrary! it´s too late to send them now!!
On to my card again: I used Earth from Michelle Perkett (you can find her beautiful images here) that I colored with colored pencils, some parts are blended with mineral oil. I added dots of white pearl paint on the centers of the flowers and a few green rhinestones.
I pleated a piece of red ribbon to embellish the front of the card and attached the image with foam tape. The base of the card is an opaque acetate sheet (those you find at office supplies to bind sheets) I saved from the bin (again!) at work. I added clear stickers to write the sentiment.
On the inside I glued the patterned paper, it´s a very festive gift wrapping paper, loved the colors! I cut the borders with edge scissors and added the sentiment (from Elisa) with foam tape too and a bit of the same red ribbon. And that´s it! simple but I like it a lot too ☺

I´m playing at the following challenges:
Michelle Perkett Studio challenge blog: have a merry little Christmas
Creative Belli challenge #106: Christmas embellishments/papers
Stamping for the weekend challenge #53: Christmas
CES challenge #17: anything goes
Allsorts challenge #83: anything goes

More hangers!

I just love to make them! so every time I´m not into a card mood I just make one of these hanger and I feel completely happy afterwards ☺
This time I made two of them: they are made altering an old CD. I like to alter them because I don´t have to think of the shape, they are already a perfect circle! and they have plenty of room for you to play.
The image is Winter Bear I got from Designed to delight for free because I participated last week on their challenge blog, it´s a progressive challenge where you get in your inbox a free image to play with for the next challenge if you played on the previous one, it´s an all win challenge! isn´t it great?!?! I love the idea!
I colored the bears with colored pencils and blended them with mineral oil: I used two color schemes green-purple and green-orange (click on them to enlarge). I added dots of white puff paint on the falling snow (puffed after it dried) and glitter on the sliding snow, cut in a circle and they were ready to place with foam tape on the center of the front part. The front papers are cut from an old music book and painted with white acrylic paint because they were (too) yellow... then I glued some sequins with coordinating colors in a circle around the image.
On the back I used a napkin as patterned paper glued to a piece of cardstock. The sentiments are from TlcCreations cut in a circular shape too and placed on the centers with foam tape also.
I painted dots of white puff paint around the sentiments and glittered them before it dried (tap the excess and let it dry before puffing it), so you end up with a glittery puffy border...
And finally to hang then I used a piece of fishing line I decorated starting with a sequin snowflake and a few glass seed beads with coordinating colors, I finished it with a loop and another snowflake. When I finished them I found them kind of plain on the borders so I glued a piece of white fiber around, it was a good idea because I could hide the CD edge at the same time.
Hope you like this one and feel inspired to recycle your old CDs too!

I´m playing at the following places:
Delightful Inspiration challenge: December week 2
Pollycraft challenge #74: winter Christmas or snowing/winter scenes
Cupcake inspirations challenge #9
Paper sundaes challenge #48: anything but a square or rectangle
Sentimental Sundays challenge #33: let it snow
Alphabet challenge: G is for glitter
Fussy and Fancy challenge #25: anything but a card
Crafty creations challenge #97: a beary project

Pixie of Joy

How cute is this image?! It´s from A day for daisies, a free pixie you´ll find at The flower basket challenge blog to play with in the current challenge.
the image is colored with colored pencils blended with mineral oil and I glittered some parts. The patterned paper is a double sided gift wrap paper I found at a gift store (the same one as the previous post... I also should had bought the whole bunch...), the background is gold with some green flourished butterflies, so pretty! I Added a ruffled red ribbon and stickers to spell joy on the front. And I placed the image with foam tape.
this is front picture because I like how it turned out ☺

I´m playing at the following challenges:
The flower basket challenge #7: it´s all in the wrapping
Meljen challenge #37: red, green and gold
Alphabet challenge: G is for glitter
Frosted designs: ribbon
The corrosive challenge #94: sketch
Stamptacular sunday challenge #89: winter wishes

Seasons greetings

 Yes! I made another Christmas card! I like this one too, I love this patterned paper! actually is a double sided gift wrap paper, so sad I dind´t buy the whole bunch of them at the store where I find it... but then, they will have a different one next time and I´ll be happy again to buy it!
The image is from  Pollycraft but I couldn´t find it in their store, maybe is not listed there anymore. I colored the image with colored pencils and glittered the pom-poms on the cutie hat. I used a fiber, a snowflake and a tiny pom-pom as embellishments.
 Very simple but beautiful, what do you think?!

I´m playing at:
Pollycraft challenge #73: Color scheme - pink, blue and brown
Lollipop craft challenge #19: welcome winter
The shabby tea room challenge #39: ´this the season
Digital Tuesday challenge #88: it´s cold outside
City crafter challenge #34: let it snow!
Dare to be Sassy challenge #50: non traditional holiday colors
Alphabet challenge: G is for glitter

Merry Wishes!

I´m still making Christmas cards... and I´m not sure if I´ll have them done before the holidays end, but it was fun to make some of them! Here I have a different one for you: this week we are challenging you at Glitterbabe´s Challenge to create something for Christmas without red or green and this is my take to inspire you all.
The image I´m using this time is Cardinal from Glitterbabe (you can find it at Stef´s store here) colored with colored pencils.
Let me tell you a story behind my card: I was born in one of the countries in the very south of South America: Argentina, and in particular a small city in the middle of it, it´s were the gauchos came from: La Pampa. It´s a beautiful place and I miss to look around 360° and find the horizon only.... well there lives a beautiful bird, a yellow cardinal (we have a red version too, but I´ll leave that for another time), and when Stef set the challenge I thought immediately of this little beauty.
Here I show you where my country is and the area where this cardinal lives, my homeland is the red dot ☺
I found (googled them) a picture of the real bird and the drawing I used to color Stef´s Cardinal.
It´s a gorgeous bird, that sings beautifully, and it was almost extinct when I was a child, I´m not sure if it´s still on danger, hope not!
With my card again, I used digital patterned papers from Jaime that I glittered around with silver glitter glue, a silver ribbon from my stash and a hand written sentiment finish the card.  Hope you like this one and play with us this week too!

My card fits the following challenges:
Sundays with Crissy challenge #12: Christmas is coming or winter is here
Whoopsi Daisy: ribbons and bows
Dare to be Sassy challenge #50: non traditional holiday colors
Alphabet challenge blog: G is for glitter
Frosted designs: ribbon

Showcasing Glitterbabe´s image

Today I have something special to share with you: I was given one of Glitterbabe´s soon-to-be-released images to work with, I made a gift bag (a couple of them actually) to go along with a card for Valentine´s day. It´s my first time showcasing an image and I hope I made it right.
So because this is a multiple craft post using the same image I´ll start with it:
How cute is that face??!!! I printed it three times and colored with colored pencils, glittered the heart with pink fine glitter and cut carefully around.
Then I took some old paper from my stash (but still pretty...) and cut it with a rectangular shape, and used (the one and only) rubber stamp with a Valentine´s sentiment I own to stamp the sentiment on them. I colored the tiny heart with glitter gel pen and faux stitched around with a fine black marker. I attached the image on one corner and save them for later.
Now the card:
If you read my blog from time to time, you know I like to recycle, looks like I can not put myself into throwing away paper or cardstock or cardboard... So, to make the card base and bag toppers I used a hanging file folder (a very proud me rescued them from the paper bin at work) like this one
On to my card again:
I decorated the front with some patterned paper and a ruffled ribbon made with red crepé paper. I attached the image-sentiment with foam tape and added more faux stitches with black marker.
on the inside there were the lines made to write notes on the hanging file folder, so I found them very convenient and worked my card around them: added two scraps of the pattered paper (cut one of the edges with edge scissors) and faux stitched them. Then, with two clear stamps I stamped several times the blank part on your left, and with other two the words love and forever on the right side; I finished it all with a U letter from a paper with Scrabble letters that I placed with foam tape for dimension.
The bags toppers were made following the same design as the card. I made two because one will be for my daughter and the other for my sweetheart, filled them with my favorite caramel candy. And if you are wondering my daughter will get the card too ( because my sweetheart will get a different one ♥).
What do you think of this project? it took me no time at all to put it all together, even though it has many parts... the most time consuming was the ruffled strip of crepé paper, but you can substitute it with already ruffled ribbon or lace, or just use a punch border or edge scissor...

I found a few challenges where I can fit my project:
Paper Sundaes challenge #47: gift it!
Fussy and fancy challenge #25: anything but a card
Frosted designs: glitter
Catch the bug: anything goes


At Delightful Inspiration we are challenged to use this beautiful poinsettia image to make a  project, it took me two days decide what to do... and finally I made ornaments! they were so much fun to make!
I started by choosing the papers (from Jaime), I changed the color of the image on PS to match the papers and printed the flower several times on three coordinating patterned papers. Then I pieced all parts of the flower, shaded them a bit with colored pencils before attaching all parts with foam tape. To add sparkle and texture to my ornaments I glued some glass seed beads on the centers of the flowers. The snowflakes are plastic ones from the dollar store already glittered, a piece of fishing line makes them ready to hung!
Hope you like them!

I´m playing at the following challenges:
Delightful Inspiration: use poinsettia image
Creative inspirations challenge #89: Christmas decorations
Fussy and fancy challenge #25: anything but a card
Frosted designs: glitter
Fun at Fairy Knoll: all that glitters
Catch the bug: anything goes
Craft your days away challenge #9: add texture
Top tip Tuesdays #12: anything goes
Sundays with Crissy challenge #12: Christmas is coming or winter is here

Happy frosting day!

Hello my friends! I´m still here! with a lot of work and a little time to craft, but here I am with something to share with you all.
How cute is this image??!!! it´s Big deal birthday from Digi´s with attitude that I colored with colored pencils and glittered everywhere!
Today is Thursday, that means we are having another great challenge at Glitterbabe´s challenge blog, we are challenging you to use buttons and this is my inspirational creation I made for you. I´ts a coaster that I altered to turned it into a mobile, that´s why I decorated both sides
I used craft cardstock from my stash to cover both sides of the coaster, then I took a piece of this beautiful patterned paper (a gift wrap from my stash also) and added a circle on the front and scalloped edges on the back. I added stitches and buttons both sides: around the circle on the front and around the sentiment on the back part (placed with foam tape). The sentiments are from TlcCreations, wonderful too! To hung it I put a string of fishing line and decorated it with some large glass seed beads before gluing the cardstock.
Do you like it? hope so!!
Let´s see if I can fit my project in some challenges ☺
Whoopsi Daisy: let´s get all girly
One stitch at a time challenge #41: bling it up
A crafty little place challenge #66: anything goes
Flutter by Weednesday challenge #133: anything goes
4 crafty chicks challenge #14: birthday

A tweet home

There is a great challenge waiting for you at Glitterbabe´s challenge this week, you don´t want to miss it! and here is my inspirational creation for you. The sketch I chose is one from Inkspiration Challenge blog (a past one, but I like it very much!), I embellished the front of my card with a leather flower that I tied with raffia, two brads and glitter glue. The papers are from Summer Driggs.
The image is Tweet Street from Nana Vic (please, do stop by her place, you´ll love everything she has!), I colored it with colored pencils, this image has a lot of beautiful details and I was a bit scared of not being able to show all its beauty, but I´m very pleased with the result!
On the inside is the sentiment that I computer generated with PS, I found it on a very (very) old craft book I bought years ago and I think it fits very well with the image. I matted it with patterned paper and a scrap of the same red cardstock and placed it with foam tape for dimension. The additional image is from Karen Kindrich that I colored with colored pencils too, glittered its border and glued it to the card. I added as embellishments a couple of resin pumpkins to be used as bulge for the open card and a string of raffia .
Here is a picture of the card in its easel form, it looks very pretty! hope you like it too!!