Altering Stamps - Shaker Card feat Craftin Desert Divas and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers



Hello everyone! Today I am back with another card and a video for you guys! I made this card for the Coffee Lovers Summer blog hop, and I did some altering of the Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Couple digital stamp to give it a summery look so that it would match the theme of the blog hop. I colored my images with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, and used some Doodlebug patterned paper to add some fun elements to the card.
If you want to have a look at the card making process, you can watch the video below. And don't forget to let me know what you think about it!


And here is the list of supplies I used

Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Couple digital stamp
Craftin Desert Divas Tiny Sentiments stamp set
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circle dies
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock
Doodlebug 6x6 Hello Sunshine paper pad
Memento Dew Drop in Rich Cocoa
Big Shot die cutting machine
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
EK Success Cutter Bee scissors
Generic Sequin mix
Knorr Prandel Acrylic Block

And that's it for today! I really hope you guys enjoyed the card and the video, and if you would like to see more, please consider subscribing to my channel and leaving your feeback, as this is the only way for me to find out if you like what I am doing :)
With this card I also take part in the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!


Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop Card feat Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Date Digital Stamp


Hello everyone! I am back with a card I made for the Craftin Desert Divas' blog. This week is the Coffee Lovers blog hop and Craftin Desert Divas is a sponsor. For the whole duration of the hop, they will be offering a super cute digital stamp as a freebie! Look at how sweet it is!



If you want to have a look at my project using that adorable freebie you can visit this post. And visit the Craftin Desert Divas blog to find out how to get their free digital stamp!
For this card I used another CDD digi, the super sweet Coffee Date stamp: I printed it on some Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it using my Spectrum Noir markers. For the color palette I was inspired by the June Mood Board over at the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. If you aren't familiar with the CCD monthly challenge, I suggest you check it out, as every month you can play along for a chance to win great prizes! 
Moving back to the card, once I was done with the coloring I cut the image down to a square which measures about 3 1/4 by 3 1/4". To add some interest and frame the image I sponged the edges of the square with some Distress Ink in Shaded Lilac and a Ranger mini ink blender. I then cut a strip around my sentiment, which measures about 3 7/8" by 5/8". The sentiment comes with the Coffee Date digital stamp, and for some added interest I sponged the edges of the sentiment banner with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink. I cut another strip (4" by 7/8") and a square (3 3/8" by 3 3/8") from some heavyweight white cardstock and I used my Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio to lightly add some color to their edges. For my card base I cut a piece of white cardstock to a standard US A2 size card, and I created my background with Distress Ink in Spun Sugar. I then used some white glue to adhere everything together and assemble my card. As a final piece of embellishment I added some Clear Glitter Nuvo Drops here and there. And I must say that I really love the way this card turned out! This Coffee Date digi is just so sweet, and the soft colors of the card really match the feel of the image! 
And that's it for today's post! I really hope you guys liked this card, and I will be back very soon with another fun project! In the meanwhile I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!

Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop - Card feat Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Love Digital Stamp


Hello everyone! I am back with another card for the Coffee Lovers summer blog hop, featuring the Coffee Love digital stamp by Craftin Desert Divas. Craftin Desert Divas is actually a sponsor for the blog hop, and they are offering this adorable digital stamp as a freebie! Isn't that great? Visit the CDD blog to find out how to get this freebie! And if I were you I would also check out all their coffee themed digital stamps, because they are super cute and you can get them for $0.99 only!!! I think it is an awesome deal!
But let's take a look at today's card. I printed my image on some Windsor and Newton drawing paper, and I colored it in with my Prismacolor pencils. I really enjoyed coloring these little cuties and playing around trying to find a good color combination for all the elements in the image!
For my card base I used the largest die from the CDD Inside Scalloped Square set. The background was cut from some Canson XL watercolor cardstock, and the frame was cut from one of the papers in the Crafters Companion Astrobrights collection. To create some interest on my background and to guide the viewer's eye towards my focal point I created some splatters using Distress Ink in Ground Espresso. Finally, fI used the sentiment that comes in the Hug in a Mug digital stamp set, also by Craftin Desert Divas. I printed it on the same drawing paper I used for my focal point, and I did some partial die cutting with the CDD Flag Banner Dies, to produce a stitching detail all around. I then framed it using some lilac cardstock to match the color scheme I chose for the image.
And that's it for this post! I really hope you enjoyed it and you liked my card! Stay tuned for more fun projects, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!

Craftin Desert Divas June Release - Card feat Western Bandits Set


Hello everyone! My last post for this weekend, featuring the Western Bandits stamp set from the new Craftin Desert Divas release.
The card actually includes images from the both the Western Bandits and the Wild West sets: I really love mixing images from different stamp sets, and these two are practically made to work together! The lizard, that sentiment and the little bunny belong to the Western Bandit set, wherais the cacti and the little snake are part of the Wild West stamp set.
I colored my images using my Spectrum Noir markers, and I created my background using Distress Inks. For the background panel I used Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy, and for the frame with the banditI used Tea Dye and Stormy Sky. I also lightly sponged some Antique Linen on the images of the bandit and the cacti to give them a little bit a more cohesive look with the rest of the card. 
For my card base I used a sheet of Studio Light patterned paper with a nice woodgrain detail because I I thought it would add even more to the western feel of the card. I sponged it with some Distress Ink in Antique Linen to tie it with the rest of the card. 
I then attached all the images in place, and I moved on to my sentiment. For the "Hold up" sentiment I used some Neenah Solar White cardstock, which I sponged with Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy, and then tore and rolled up with my hands.  For the "It's your birthday" part of the sentiment I used a strip of the same woodgrain patterned paper and I inked it with my Distress Ink in Antique Linen. I also cut a rectangle around my sentiment and I used my spectrum noir markers and a brown Prismacolor pencil to give it the look of wood plank. When I was satisfied with the overall look of the banners I adhered them to my cart front. 
And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my card and you enjoyed this week full of fun projects with stamps from the new Craftin Desert Divas release! I surely had loads of fun creating all these cards! 
I will be back real soon with another nice project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!

Craftin Desert Divas June Release - CAS Card feat Coffee Wizards


Hello everyone! Today I am back with another fun card I created using the new Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Wizards stamp set  I really think this images are super fun, and the sentiments in this set make it even more awesome! How can anyone resist it?
For today's card I wanted to go for a more clear and simple look, so I tried to limit both the number of elements and of colors on the card.
For my background I took a sheet of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock, and I did some ink smoothing with Distress Inks in Ground Espresso and Vintage Photo. I then trimmed about half an inch from the left side of my background panel, and I created a border using some brown cardstock and some aqua glitter paper.
I colored the image of the goat wizard using my Spectrum Noir markers, trying to stick as much as possible to aquas and neutrals. To tie the image in with the background even more, I coated all the elements that I had colored in aqua with my Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen. I cut the image using my Silhouette Portrait and I adhered it to my background using some foam squares for a bit of dimension. I created a banner for the super fun Espresso Patronum sentiment using the using one of the dies from the Craftin Desert Divas Flag Banner Dies. I then sponged the banner with Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio to create a color that was a similar as possible to the glitter cardstock that I used for the background. I used some foam tape to support the center of the banner, and I glued it to my card base. 
And that's it for today's card! Quite quick to put together, but I think the glitter paper and the color combination make it really stand out! And this stamp set it is really really awesome! I love it! If you want to check out one more project I made with images from the set, you can visit this post
With this card I would also like to participate in the Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop. In case you didn't know, Craftin Desert Divas is a sponsor for the blog hop, and they are offering a free digital stamp for the whole duration of the hop. You can find out more on the Craftin Desert Divas blog. And stay tuned for another fun card with stamps from the CDD June release! In the meantime I wish you all a wonderful day! Ciaooo!

Craftin Desert Divas June Release - Scene Card feat Wild West stamps



Howdy crafters! I am back on the blog to show you one more project I made using the Wild West set, part of the Craftin Desert Divas June release, and now available for purchase in the Craftin Desert Divas store.
Scene cards are really fun to make, and together with interactive cards they are my favorite kind of projects. And the images on this set a really perfect to create super fun scenes! So let's have a look at how I created this fun card.
For my hillsides I cut some Bristol smooth cardstock and I inked it with Distress Ink in Rusty Hinges. The new CDD Southwest Border dies would actually be perfect to create this scene, but because at that time I didn't have them, I cut my own hills simply using my scissors. For the sky I used another piece of Bristol smooth cardstock, which I inked with Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. To create a fun and interesting look on my background I spritzed everything with water and I blotted it dry with a paper towel. I cut all the elements using the Crazy Stitched Rectangle frames to add a fun stitched detail all around my scene, and I glued everything to my A2 card base. I then colored all the images I had chosen to build my scene: the sweet little fox, the horse, the cow, the saloon and the cacti, using my Spectrum Noir. I played with the arrangement of the different elements until I found something that I thought looked appealing, and at that point I glued everything in place using some liquid glue. I created a fishtail banner for my sentiment, I adhered it to my scene, and mounted everything on a standard A2 sized card base. 
And that's it for this project! I really hope you liked my card, and if you are looking for more inspiration on how to use this set, you can check out this blog post in which I share a super fun shaker with a entirely different feel! Stay tuned for more fun projects this weekend, and in the meantime I wish you all a fantastic day! Ciaooo!

Craftin Desert Diva June release - Card feat Coffee Trolls Stamps


Hello everyone! The Craftin Desert Divas release is finally out, and today I wanted to show you one more project featuring the super adorable Coffee Trolls.
I wanted to convey a magical feel to the card, so I used Distress Inks and an ink blender to create a soft but colorful background. I used Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio on a piece of Canson XL watercolor cardstock, which I then cut using the largest die in the Crazy Stitched Frame dies. The die also produces a fun stitched detail all around the rectangular panel which makes the background look even more special. And for even more fun I spritzed the background with water and I dried the excess with a paper towel.
Next up I colored my images using Spectrum Noir Markers, trying to match the colors of the background. I also coated their Trolls' hair with my Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen for an added touch of magic :), and added some details using a white gel pen. For this project I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut  the images before coloring them.
I then went ahead and glued the images to my front panel, which in turn I adhered to a white piece of cardstock cut at a standard A2 size. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set, and I think it is really sweet combined with those cute little trolls! As a finishing touch I added some droplets here and there using my Nuvo Drops in clear glitter.
And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked this card, personally I am quite happy with how it turned out! Those trolls are super sweet, and I think I managed to achieve exactly the look I was going for in this card!
I would also like to enter this project in the Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop. If you didn't know, Craftin Desert Divas is one of the sponsors, and they are offering a free digital stamp for the duration of the hop! You can find out more on the Craftin Desert Divas blog
And if you are looking for more inspiration for this adorable stamp set, you can check out this post: I made a fun pop up box and I am offering a FREE template, in case you want to give it a try! 
And that's all! I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!

FFC #194 feat The Paper Shelter - Watercoloring with White Nights watercolors



Hello everyone! Friday has finally come, which also means that it is time for another challenge over at the Jo's Scrap Shack blog! This week's sponsor is The Paper Shelter, and by taking part to the challenge you have the chance to win a $15 voucher for their store.



This week's challenge has the optional twist of using the colors orange, red, and aqua. For my card I used the Pineapple digital stamp, and because it has such a romantic look I thought it would be fun to color it with my White Nights watercolors. If you haven't heard about these watercolors and are curious about them, you can check my first impressions post and video.
I printed my digi on some Windsor and Newton watercolor paper cardstock; I recently got a Canon Pixma printer for quite reasonable price and I am super happy with it! Before I used to print my digital images at a local store, but having a printer at home is quite convenient. And the great thing about this printer is that it can handle very heavy weight cardstock, and you have the option of printing with both dye and pigment inks, which work respectively with alcohol and water based media! It was exactly what I was looking for! 
Anyways, after having painted my image with watercolors, I came in with my Prismacolor pencils to add a little bit of depth and detail in certain areas, and this little touch really made the whole painting look much more three-dimensional!
I then used the MFT Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame Die-Namics to cut down the watercolored piece, as well as some orange card stock from the Crafters' Companion Astrobrights collection. For my card base I used some vanilla cardstock, to which I adhered both the frame and the central panel. The sentiment comes from the Create a Smile Stamps Clear Botanical Love set, and I stamped it using Memento Ink in London fog.
And that's it for this post!I really hope you liked my card and I hope I will see your creations over at the Jo's Scrap Shack blog! Just make sure to follow the challenge rules included below in order to be eligible to win!

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the link in Jo's blog post

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. Three entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries no backlinks accepted. The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins, or any random wins by Jo. All random wins will be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until June 30th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of June 30th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!



Craftin Desert Divas June Release Sneak Peek Slider Card feat Coffee Wizard Stamp Set



Hello everyone! Today is the last day of the Craftin Desert Divas sneak peek week for the June release, and the new stamp sets will be available for purches starting from today, at 3pm EST. How exciting!
Today's card features the Coffee Wizards stamp set, and if you like me are a fan of a certain little wizard wearing glasses you won't be able to resist this set! For me it was love at first sight! And as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make a slider card: that "Accio Coffee" sentiment just called for it! 
So let's have a look at how I made this card. I started by coloring the little fox wizard, the cups and the shelf with my Spectrum Noir markers. For the card base I took a piece of white cardstock cut at a standard A2 size card and I sponged it with Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany using my Ranger Mini blender. I then cut out my card front from a separate piece of white cardstock using the largest die from the Crazy Stitched Frames die set, and sponged its edges with some Distress Ink in Wild Honey. To build the slider element I cut a slit in my card front using a craft knife. I then took two of the coffee cup images and glued them together using some Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Because the images are quite small, I added a strip of scrap cardstock to their back for extra stability.
I then cut another strip of white cardstock, making sure it was larger than the slit I had cut in my front, as that will be the element that will allow to pull the cups towards the wizard. 
I backed the card front with some fun foam, making sure to leave room for the slider to move, and glued it to my card base. I positioned the wizard and the shelf on my card, and for some added dimension I glued down the wizard using some foam squares. I placed the slider strip through the space I had left on the back of my card front (hope this makes sense), and used more foam squares to glue the cups to the strip.
Finally for the sentiment I thought it might be fun to create a parchment-like element, so I cut a rectangle around the Accio Coffee sentiment, rolled the edges, and sponged them with Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany to tie it in with the rest of the card.  
And here's a look at the card with the slider pulled all the way towards the little wizard! So fun!!!😍




And that's it, that's my card for today! I really hope you liked it and you liked this post! Make sure to come back tomorrow on my blog and on Sunday, as I will be sharing more projects using stamps from the new release! In the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaoo!

Craftin Desert Divas June Release Sneak Peek - Pop Up Box Card feat Coffee Trolls Stamp Set with Free Template


Hello everyone! It is day five of the Craftin Desert Divas sneak peek week, and today we are showcasing the new Coffee Trolls stamp set. I am totally in love with all the images in this set: they are super adorable, plus I really have a soft spot for anything that is somehow related to fantasy or magic...I don't think I need to tell you how excited I was when I saw this set! And it also features a mushroom house! So stinkin cute!
For today's project I wanted to try something a little bit different, so I decided to try my hand at a pop-up box card. It was actually pretty easy to design and assemble, way more than expected. I also prepared a little template for you, you can find it here!
But let's have a look at how I made this project. To start off, I colored my images using my Spectrum Noir markers and I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut them out. For the base of my pop-up box I used some Bristol smooth cardstock because I wanted to do some ink blending with my Distress Inks. I used Twisted Citron for the grass and Tumbled Glass for the sky. I also sprayed the background with some water to create some fun splotches before assembling the box. To support the images in my pop-up I created some strips from some more Bristol Smooth cardstock and I inked them up with the same twisted citron I used for the box. I then went ahead and adhered the mushroom to the portion of the box where the sky is. I glued the Troll and the coffee shop sign to the two strips I had previously created, and then glued the strips to my box. At this point I attached the sign with the sentiment as well as the little tree to the front flap of the box, and for a finishing touch I added a few coffee beans to the side flaps.
And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my project, and don't forget that you are still on time to join the Craftin Desert Divas June release event on Facebook. The design team is sharing lots of amazing projects with the stamps from the new release, and you have the possibility to get free digis and enter the giveaways that are running there. I will come back tomorrow with loads of fun projects, and in the meantime I wish you all a fantastic day! Ciaooo!



RELEASE DI GIUGNO CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS: CARD FEAT COFFEE TROLLS SET

Ciao a tutti! È il quinto giorno della Craftin Desert Divas sneak peek week, e oggi voglio mostrarvi un progetto realizzato con il nuovo set Coffee Trolls. Adoro tutte le immagini in questo set: sono davvero tenerissime, e in più io ho un debole per tutto ciò che riguarda il mondo fantasy e della magia… Non penso che ci sia bisogno di spiegarvi quanto mi sia entusiasmata alla vista di questo set! Include persino una casetta fungo! Troppo troppo carino!
Per il progetto di oggi volevo provare qualcosa di un po' diverso dal solito perciò,  ho deciso di realizzare una pop up box. In realtà è stato molto più facile di quanto non pensassi, ho anche preparato un piccolo template che potete scaricare qui
Ma diamo un'occhiata a come ho fatto per realizzare questo progetto. Per iniziare, ho colorato le mie immagini con i pennarelli Spectrum Noir e le ho ritagliate utilizzando la mia Silhouette Portrait. Per la base della pop up box ho utilizzato del cartoncino Bristol Smooth perché perché volevo utilizzare e mi hai distress link. Del link blando in con i miei stessi. Ho utilizzato per il prato e per il cielo. Ho anche spruzzato lo sfondo con dell'acqua per creare più interesse, e ho poi assemblato la boxe. Ho anche tagliato delle strisce di cartoncino e le ho colorate con i miei di stress INC per creare dei supporti per gli elementi della mia papà. A questo punto ho aderito il fungo alla parte della boxe sulla quale ho dipinto Colorado il cielo. Ho incollato il troll e l'insegna del coffee shop alle due strisce di cartoncinoalle due strisce di cartoncino che avevo precedentemente realizzato, e le ho poi fate aderire alla boxe. A questo punto ho incollato l'insegna con il messaggio, il piccolo alberello, e qualche chicco di caffè qui Elli qui alla E questo è tutto per il post di oggi! Spero davvero che il mio progetto vi sia piaciuto e non dimenticate che siete ancora in tempo per unirvi al all'evento Facebook Craftin Desert Divas June release. Il design team sta condividendo tantissimi progetti tanti bellissimi progetti con gli stampi della nuova uscita, e avrete la possibilità di ottenere stampe digitali e partecipapartecipare hai Give a Way. Tornerò domani con tantissimi bei progetti, e nel frattempo auguro a tutti una giornata fantastica! Ciao!t

Free Pop-Up Box Card Template

Hi everyone! Pop up box cards seem quite a trend right now, and of course I could not resist making one myself! And since I was at it, I thought I would prepare a template to share with you for free, so that you can also have fun creating your own pop-up boxes! Here it is!



I also prepared some downloadable files, one is sized to fit a US letter sized paper sheet, the other one is sized to DIN A4. If you want to print them, make sure your printer is set to borderless print, so that the measurements on the printed sheet will stay true to those of the template. You can click on the button below to download the template bundle!


I really hope you will find this useful, and I would love if you showed me the projects you make, should you use this template. Please, do not upload/share my files and the image above anywhere else, but link back to this post or to www.abitofmycrafts.blogspot.com.
And if you want to see what I made using this template, you can check out this blog post!
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How to Create a Splashy Effect with Distress Inks - Summer Card Collab with Tess a Way



Hello everyone! I am back on my blog with another card and a video for you guys! Today's video is quite special, because it is a collaboration video with Tessa, from the channel Tess a Way.
We decided to make a summer themed project, and what's summer without ice cream? So I pulled out some Lawn Fawn stamp sets and my Distress Inks and I created this super fun card! If you want to find out more about the card making process and how to make this fun, bright background you can watch the video below! And don't forget to let me know what you think about it!



And, as promised here is the full list of supplies 

Tim Holz Watercolor Cardstock
Lawn Fawn 6x6" Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper pad
Lawn Fawn Treat Yourself stamp set
Lawn Fawn Here's the Scoop stamp set
Crealando Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
A straw :)
Distress Inks: Broken China, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin
Generic Sequin
Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Crealando Heat Gun
Pentel Waterbrush
Knorr Prandel Acrylic Block

Before I go I just wanted to show you our fun is the background, and how beautiful it is with the addition of some shimmer! I love it!


With this card I would like to take part in the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge.
And that's pretty much it for today's post! I really hope you liked today's card and video, and I will be back tomorrow with another fun post! In the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!


COME CREARE UN EFFETTO SCHIZZATO CON I DISTRESS INK - SUMMER CARD COLLAB CON TESS A WAY

Ciao a tutti! Oggi torno sul blog con una card è un video per voi! Il video di oggi è piuttosto speciale, poiché è la mia prima collaborazione con Tessa, del canale Tess a Way. 
Abbiamo deciso di realizzare un progetto a tema estivo, e cos'è l'estate senza gelati? Perciò ho ho deciso di utilizzare timbri Lawn Fawn e i miei Distress Ink per creare questa card allegra e divertente!  Se volete scoprire come fare a realizzare questa card e quale tecniche ho utilizzato per creare lo sfondo potete guardare il video incluso in questo post! E non dimenticate di farmi sapere cosa ne pensate! 


E, come promesso, ecco la lista dei prodotti che ho utilizzato. 

Tim Holz Watercolor Cardstock
Lawn Fawn 6x6" Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper pad
Lawn Fawn Treat Yourself stamp set
Lawn Fawn Here's the Scoop stamp set
Crealando Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black

Una cannuccia :)
Distress Inks: Broken China, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin
Paillettes
Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen
Tonic Studios Tagliacarte a Ghigliottina
Pistola per embossing CrealandoPentel Waterbrush
Knor Prandel Acrylic Block

Prima di andare voglio mostrarvi una foto ravvicinata dello sfondo, per farvi vedere quanto l'aggiunta del glitter lo rende ancora più bello! A me piace da impazzire! 

Con questa card partecipo alla Lawnfawnatics challenge di questa settimana. 
E questo è tutto per il post di oggi! Spero davvero che la card e il video vi siano piaciuti, e tornerò domani con un altro progetto carino! Nel frattempo auguro a tutti una meravigliosa giornata! Ciao!

Craftin Desert Divas June Release Sneak Peek - Card feat Western Bandits Stamp Set


Hello everyone! Today I am back with my second sneak peek post for the Craftin Desert Divas June release. Today's card features the Western Bandits stamp set, which will be available for purchase in the CDD shop starting Friday, 23.06 at 3pm, EST.
I think this is such a great set, perfect for masculine cards, and by combining it with the Wild West stamp set, also part of the June release, you have so many possibilities for your projects! And you will see an example of that in today's card!
But let's start from the start. To create my background I used the second largest die from the CDD Inside Scalloped Squares. I inked up the frame using Distress Ink in Antique Linen, and I also sponged its edges with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. After that I moved on to the central panel: I used Distress Inks in Broken China for the sky, and Rusty Hinges for the ground.
I then went ahead and colored my images with Spectrum Noir markers: the lizzard comes from the Western Bandits set, and the saloon is one of the images in the Wild West set. I love to mix and match different stamp sets, I really feel like I am getting the most of out my supplies! And these two sets work perfectly together!
I then cut a strip around one of the sentiments from that same Western Bandits set, I used my scissors to distress its edges, and I sponged it with Distress Ink in Antique Linen. To finish off I cut some white cardstock to the same size as my outside frame, and I glued all the elements in place with my white glue.
And that's it for today's project! I really hope you liked my card and my post! Before I go I just want to let you know that you can join the Craftin Desert Divas June release event for more sneak peeks of the new products, free digis, and giveaways!
And stay tuned cause this week will be packed full of nice projects here on my blog! :) In the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!


RELEASE DI GIUGNO CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS: CARD FEAT WESTERN BANDITS SET

Ciao a tutti! Oggi sono qui per condividere il mio secondo sneak peek post per la release di giugno di Craftin Desert Divas. La card di oggi è stata realizzata utilizzando immagini dal set Western Bandits, che sarà disponibile sul negozio online Craftin Desert Divas a partire da questo venerdì, 23/06 alle 15 EST. Penso che questo sia davvero un bellissimo set, perfetto per card dal look maschile. E combinandolo con il set Wild West, anch'esso parte della release di giugno, potrete realizzare davvero tantissimi progetti! E vedrete un esempio di quanto appena detto nella card di oggi! 
Ma iniziamo con ordine. Per creare il mio sfondo ho utilizzato la seconda fustella più grande del set Inside Scalloped Squares di Craftin Desert Divas. Ho applicato Distress Ink in Antique Linen all'intera cornice, e Distress Ink in Vintage Photo ai bordi della cornice stessa. Per il pannello centrale ho utilizzato Distress Ink in Broken China per il cielo e Rusty Hinges per il terreno.
Ho poi colorato le mie immagini con i pennarelli Spectrum Noir: la lucertola è parte del set Western Bandits, e il saloon è una delle immagini del set Wild West. Amo utilizzare timbri da set diversi nella stessa card: in questo modo sento di sfruttare al massimo i prodotti che possiedo! E questi due set sono perfetti per questo scopo! 
Ho poi ritagliato un banner attorno ad uno dei messaggi del set Western Bandits, ho utilizzato le mie forbici per renderne i bordi irregolari, e ho utilizzato Distress Ink in Antique Linen per dare al banner un effetto invecchiato. Per finire ho ritagliato del cartoncino bianco alla stessa dimensione della cornice esterna, e ho fatto aderire tutti i miei elementi alla base della card utilizzando della colla vinilica. 
E questo è tutto per il progetto di oggi! Spero davvero che la mia card e il mio post vi siano piaciuti. Prima di lasciarvi voglio soltanto farvi sapere che potete partecipare all'evento Facebook Craftin Desert Divas June release per ulteriori anteprime dei nuovi prodotti, digital stamps gratuiti, e giveaway! E restate sintonizzati perché questa settimana il blog sarà pieno di bei progetti! Nel frattempo auguro a tutti una meravigliosa giornata! Ciao!

Craftin Desert Divas June Mood Board Card feat Bunny Hearth Balloon Digi


Hello everyone! Second post for today, this time I am back with a card I created for the Craftin Desert Divas monthly challenge: each month a new Mood Board is proposed for inspiration, and you can enter projects created using Craftin Desert Divas products for a chance to win exciting prizes! If you want to take part in the challenge head over to the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group and share your projects with us! And if you don't own any CDD stamps, I want to let you know that the digis in the CDD online shop are 0.99$ only! And they are super cute! 😍 Have I convinced you yet? 😋
But now let's have a look at today's card. The image below is the mood board for June: I decided to follow the color palette of the board, but to use brighter colors.



The image I used is the Bunny Hearth Balloon digital stamp by Craftin Desert Divas: it was literally love at first sight with this one! Soooo incredibly cute! I printed the image on some Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers. I also used my white gel pen to add some detail here and there, and my Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay pen to add shimmer to the bird, the clouds, the hearths, and the little flower on the bunny's head. For the sky I used my Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass: I smooshed it on my craft mat, diluted it with water, and used a water brush to lightly paint in my sky. Because Neenah Solar White cardstock is not meant to be used with water, I was very careful not to wet it too much to avoid peeling and excessive warping. And I think it worked out pretty well! 
Once I was done coloring, I cut the front panel to 4 by 5 1/4 inches and I used some foam tape to glue it to my card base. For the base I used one of the patterned paper sheets from the Doodlebug Spring Things 6x6" paper pad, as I thought this would add an extra touch to the card. The sentiment comes from the Joyful Day digital stamp, also by Crafting Desert Divas. I printed it on some Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut it to shape using my Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer, and I mounted it on my card using some foam squares. And that's it! A pretty simple card in terms of coloring and layout, but I think that with such adorable images you don't need much to get really nice results! I really hope you liked today's card and post, and I hope you will join the fun over at the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group! Make sure you take a look at the challenge guidelines, and have fun creating! 
Also, don't forget that it's CDD release week! Lots of super adorable stamps are on the way! Join the Facebook CDD June release event for sneak peeks of the new products, fun freebies, and giveaways! The more people will be going to the event, the more free digital stamps will be up for grab! So make sure to join us and to invite your crafty friends!
And that's it for today's post! :) Stay tuned for another sneak peek of the new CDD stamps on my blog tomorrow, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo! :)


MOOD BOARD CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS FEAT IMMAGINE DIGITALE BUNNY HEARTH BALLOON

Ciao a tutti! Secondo post per oggi, stavolta voglio presentarvi una card che ho creato per la sfida mensile sul gruppo Facebook Craftin Desert Divas Gallery: ogni mese viene proposta una nuova mood board che serve da ispirazione ai partecipanti per realizzare progetti utilizzando prodotti Craftin Desert Divas. I partecipanti avranno la possibilità di vincere bellissimi premi ogni mese! 
Se volete giocare anche voi unitevi al gruppo su Facebook e mostrateci le vostre creazioni! E se ancora non possedete nessun prodotto di Craftin Desert Divas,  sappiate che le immagini digitali sul negozio on-line costano solo 0.99$! E sono tutte tenerissime!😍 Vi ho convinto? 😉
Ma veniamo alla card di oggi. La seconda immagine in questo post è la mood board per giugno: ho deciso di seguirne la palette di colori, ma di utilizzare delle tonalità più accese. L'immagine che ho scelto è . È stato letteralmente amore a prima vista! Troppo tenero! Ho stampato l'immagine su del cartoncino Neenah Solar White e l'ho colorata con i miei pennarelli Spectrum Noir. Ho anche aggiunto dei dettagli con la mia penna gel bianca, e ho aggiunto del glitter con la mia Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay penpenna agli uccellini, alle nuvole, ai cuori, e al fiorellino sulla testa del coniglio. Per il cielo ho utilizzato di stress e anche entrambi Blows: l'ho applicato sul sulla mia superficie dal lavoro, l'ho diluito con acqua, e ho dipinto il cielo. Poiché il cartoncino Neenah Solar White non è pensato per essere utilizzato con l'acqua, ho passato una mano leggera di colore per non rovinare la mia card. E penso che il risultato sia davvero bello! 
Dopo aver finito di colorare il mio sfondo, ho tagliato il pannello frontale alla misura di 4x5 1/4", e ho utilizzato del nastro in schiuma biadesivo per farlo aderire alla base della mia card. Per la base ho utilizzato uno dei fogli della di carta decorata del blocco Spring Things di Doodlebug. Il messaggio proviene dal set Joyful Day, anch'esso di Craftin Desert Divas: l'ho stampato su del cartoncino una sola ruota, l'ho ritagliato con il mio tagliacarte a ghigliottina Tonic Studios, e l'ho incollato alla mia card utilizzando dei foam squares.
E questo è tutto! Una card piuttosto semplice sia dal punto di vista della colorazione che da quello del layout, ma con immagini così carine non serve troppo sforzo per raggiungere bei risultati! 
Spero davvero che la card e il post di oggi vi siano piaciuti, e spero che vi unirete al gruppo Facebook crescendo tardiva galleria! Date un'occhiata al regolamento della challenge, e buon divertimento! E per finire, non dimenticatevi che questa settimana usciranno i nuovi stampi prof di inglese Grafton da serviva! Sono davvero bellissimi! Unite al all'evento Facebook per anteprime dei nuovi set, immagini digitali gratuite, e giveaway! Maggiore sarà il numero di persone che parteciperanno all'evento, maggiore sarà il numero di stampi digitali gratuiti messi a disposizione! Perciò, forza, unitevi a noi e invitate i vostri amici! 
E questo è tutto per il post di oggi! Tornerò domani con una nuova anteprima di uno dei set in uscita, e nel frattempo auguro a tutti una bellissima giornata! Ciao!

Craftin Desert Divas June Release Sneak Peeks - Shaker Card feat Wild West Stamp Set


Hello everyone! It's finally time for a new release by Craftin Desert Divas, and today I am sharing a card I made with stamps from the new Wild West set, which will be available in the CDD shop on Friday 23.06, 3 pm EST. I just love the sweet little images on this set, there are so many ways in which you can use them!
For today's card I decided to go for a shaker card a more masculine feel. I colored the raccoon and all the little images that went in the shaker using my Spectrum Noir markers. I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut all the star badges, the lassos and the horshoes. For my background I used Distress Inks in Faded Jeans and Vintage photo, which I blended on two separate sheets of Canson Watercolor cardstock using my Ranger mini blender. I also spritzed the card front with water and quickly dabbed off the excess with a paper towel for some added interest. To get a more cohesive look I sponged the edges of my shaker elements with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and I think this really made everything work very nicely together!
I then created my shaker window, covered it with some acetate, and added my shaker elements. I backed my shaker front with some foam tape (make sure you double it so that your elements have enough room to shake), and I adhered it to my card base. I chose to use the Howdy Partner sentiment, because I thought that pairing it with the image of the raccoon riding the broomstick made the card even cuter! To finish off I created a fish tail on my sentiment banner and sponged the edges with Distress Ink in Vintage Phote before adhering it to my card.
And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked this card, and, if you haven't yet, make sure to join the for more sneak peeks of the new release, freebies, and giveaways! ;)
Don't forget to join us for the CDD monthly challenge over at the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group for a chance to win great prizes every month, and stay tuned for more sneak peeks of the new release! So much awesomeness is on the way!!! Have a great day everyone!


RELEASE DI GIUGNO CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS: SHAKER CARD FEAT WILD WEST SET

Ciao a tutti! È quasi arrivato il momento per l'uscita dei nuovi timbri Craftin Desert Divas, e oggi voglio mostrarvi una card che ho realizzato con gli stampi del set Wild West, che sarà disponibile nel negozio online di Craftin Desert Divas a partire da venerdì 23.06, 15:00 EST. Adoro tutte le immagini di questo set, e adoro il fatto che possono essere combinate in tantissimi modi!
Per la card di oggi ho deciso di creare uno shaker con un look maschile. Ho colorato tutte le immagini con i miei pennarelli Spectrum Noir, e ho utilizzato la mia Silhouette Portrait per tagliare le stelline, i cappi, e i ferri di cavallo. Per lo sfondo ho utilizzato Distress Ink in Faded Jeans e Vintage Photo, che ho applicato su due diversi fogli di cartoncino da acquerelli Canson XL utilizzando il mio mini blender di Ranger. Ho anche spruzzato dell'acqua sul pannello frontale della mia card e ho rimosso l'eccesso con un foglio di carta da cucina per rendere il tutto più interessante. Per legare insieme i vari elementi ho aggiunto un tocco di Distress Ink in Vintage Photo ai bordi delle immagini che dello shaker, e penso che questo tocco abbia reso il tutto ancora più speciale! 
Ho poi creato la finestra del mio shaker, l'ho ricoperta con dell'acetato e ho aggiunto le gli elementi dello shaker stesso. Ho ricoperto il retro del pannello frontale con della nostro in schiuma biadesivo (assicuratevi di aggiungere due strati di nastro in modo che gli elementi del vostro shaker abbiano abbastanza spazio per muoversi),  e l'ho incollato alla base della mia card. Per il messaggio ho scelto la frase "Howdy Partner", perché ho pensato che in combinazione con l'immagine del piccolo procione che cavalca la scopa rendesse la card ancora più tenera! Ho infine creato un banner per il messaggio, e ne ho invecchiato i bordi con del Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.
E questo è tutto per il post di oggi! Spero davvero che questa card vi sia piaciuta, e se non l'avete ancora fatto, assicuratevi di partecipare all'evento Facebook Craftin Desert Divas June Release per ulteriori anterprime della nuova uscita, stampi digitali gratuiti, e giveaway! 
Non dimenticatevi di partecipare alle sfide mensili sul gruppo Facebook Craftin Desert Divas Gallery per avere la possibilità di vincere bellissimi premi, e restate sintonizzati per ulteriori sneak peek dei nuovi stampi in uscita! Buona giornata a tutti e a presto!

Stenciling with Distress Inks and Stamping with Distress Oxides feat MFT Mermaizing stamp set


Hello everyone! Today I want to share a card I made using the MFT Mermaizing stamp set and a stencil by Create a Smile Stamps. For the background I used Distress Inks, for the corals, the seaweed and the sentiment I used Distress Oxides, and to color my images I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I also recorded a short video in which I describe how I made this card. It is not a video tutorial, in the sense that I do not show the actual card making process, but I just tell you about all the steps I took and the products I used to make this card. I hope you will have a look at it and I would love for you to let me know what you think about this kind of videos.
Enjoy!


And here is the list of all the supplies I used:

Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock 
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
Canson XL watercolor cardstock 
Crafters Companion Clear Acetate
EK success Cutterbee scissors
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer 
Stencil by Create a Smile Stamps
Ranger mini ink blender 
Distress Ink mini cubes - Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Oxides - Wilted Violet and Faded Jeans
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen
Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies by Avery Elle
Inside out Stitched Rectangle Die-Namics by MFT
Scotch Foam Tape
Funky Tape Runner by Tonic Studios
Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
My Favorite Things Marmaizing stamp set 
Acrylic block by Knorr Prandel

With this card I participate in the challenge over at the Danipeuss blog
And that's pretty much it for today's post! I really hope you like my card and you enjoyed the video, and as i said I would love to hear your honest feedback. And make sure to come back next week for LOADS of fun projects! Have a great day!



CARD  CON TIMBRI MERMAZING DI MFT, DISTRESS INKS E DISTRESS OXIDES

Ciao a tutti! Oggi voglio mostrarvi una card che ho realizzato con il set di timbri Mermaizing di My Favorite Things e uno stencil di Create a Smile Stamps. Per lo sfondo ho utilizzato I miei Distress Ink, per le alghe, I coralli e il messaggio ho utilizzato i miei Distress Oxide Ink, e per colorare le immagini ho usato i miei Zig Clean Real Color Brush Markers. Ho anche registrato un video in cui descrivo come ho realizzato la card. Non è un video tutorial, nel senso che il video non mostra le varie fasi del processo di creazione della card, ma semplicemente spiego i vari step e mostro i prodotti utilizzati. Spero che sia utile, e mi farebbe molto piacere sapere cosa ne pensate. Buona visione!

Ed ecco la lista dei prodotti utilizzati:

Cartoncino bianco Color Copy 300 gsm 
Cartoncino Strathmore Bristol Smooth
Cartoncino Canson XL watercolor
Crafters Companion Clear Acetate
Forbici EK Success Cutterbee
Tagliacarte a ghigliottina di Tonic Studios 
Stencil di Create a Smile Stamps
Ranger mini ink blender 
Distress Ink mini cubes - Peacock Feathers e Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Oxides - Wilted Violet e Faded Jeans
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
Penna glitter Spectrum Noir clear overlay
Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies di Avery Elle
Inside out Stitched Rectangle Die-Namics di MFT
Nastro in schiuma biadesivo 3M
Funky Tape Runner di Tonic Studios
Colla Tombow Mono Multi
Set di timbri Mermaizing di MFT
Acrylic block set di Knorr Prandel


Con questa card partecipo alla challenge sul blog Danipeuss.
E questo è tutto per il post di oggi! Spero che la card e il video vi siano piaciuti, fatemi sapere cosa ne pensate! :) E non dimenticate di tornare la prossima settimana per non perdere tante bellissime novità!
Vi auguro una buona giornata, e a presto!



Clean and Simple Card feat Craftin Desert Divas Digi Stamps and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers


Hello everyone! Today I am back with a sweet card and a process video for you guys! The card features a super cute digital stamp by Craftin Desert Divas, that I printed on some Bristol Smooth cardstock and colored with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. If you are curious to see how I made this card you can watch the video below. And don't forget to leave me a comment to let me know what you think about it!



And here is the list of supplies I used:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer 
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Generic Lilac Cardstock
Doodlebug Spring Things 6x6 paper pad
Sequin
Pritt White Glue
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers 
Deer Friend Digi Stamp by Craftin Desert Divas 
Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen
Pentel Waterbrush 
Lukas Watercolor Brush 

And that's it for today's post! It was a little bit shorter than usual, but I am pretty busy working on some projects that I will be able to share with you very soon! So stay tuned because there is a lot of cool stuff on the way! ;)
I will be back soon with another fun project and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!



CARD SEMPLICE FEAT CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS E MARKER ZIG CLEAN COLOR REAL BRUSH

Ciao a tutti! Oggi torno sul blog con una card davvero tenera e un video per voi! Per la card ho utilizzato un' immagine digitale davvero tenera di Craftin Desert Divas, che ho stampato su del cartoncino Bristol e colorato con i miei Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Se siete curiosi di vedere con me ho realizzato questa card potete guardare il video qui sotto. E non dimenticatevi di lasciarmi un commento per farmi sapere cosa ne pensate! 


Ed ecco la lista dei prodotti utilizzati:


E questo è tutto per il post di oggi! Un po' più breve del solito, ma sono parecchio impegnata con dei progetti che potrò condividere con voi davvero presto! Perciòperciò restate sintonizzati, perché ci sono tante belle cose in arrivo! Tornerò presto con un nuovo progetto, carino, e nel frattempo, vi auguro una buona giornata una meravigliosa giornata! Ciao!

Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #192 DT card feat KennyK Stamps and Spectrum Noir Markers



Hello everyone! Today I am back with a fun card I made for Friday Funday Challenge #192 over at the Jo's Scrap Shack blog. Today's card features the Cat digi stamp by KennyK: KennyK is the sponsor for this week, and you can join us in the challenge for a chance to win 3 digital stamps from their shop!
For today's card I decided to go for a clean and simple look: I printed the Cat digi on some Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it using my Spectrum Noir markers. I kept the coloring pretty simple to match the cartoon-like feel of the image. I then used my Cutter Bee scissors to cut around the image, making sure to leave a white edge all around.
I then moved on to my card base: to start off I trimmed some white heavyweight cardstock using my Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies. I then glued the panel thus obtained on some Strathmore Toned Gray paper cut at a standard US A2 size with some Multi Medium Matte by Ranger. I then cut the strip of patterned paper and the little heart, both from the Doodlebug Kittens Smittens 6x6" paper pad. I glued them and the cat image on my card base using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and I stamped the sentiment from the MFT Cool Cat stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. And that's it! Really quick and simple, but still very cute! And that sentiment is so much fun, don't you agree? :)
I hope my card inspired you to create and to join us for the Friday Funday Challenge! You can use any stamps you want on your cards, but please remember that you have to follow the rules below to be eligible to win or to run for the top three:

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the link in Jo's blog post

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. Three entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries no backlinks accepted. The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins, or any random wins by Jo. All random wins will be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until June 2nd by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of June 2nd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!




CARD PER LA FRIDAY FUNDAY CHALLENGE #192 FEAT KENNYK E MARKER SPECTRUM NOIR

Ciao a tutti! Oggi torno sul blog con una card davvero simpatica che ho realizzato per la Friday Funday Challenge # 192 sul blog Jo's Scrap Shack. Per la card di oggi ho utilizzato l'immagine digitale Cat di KennyK: KennyK è lo sponsor per questa settimana, e potete partecipare alla challenge per la possibilità di vincere 3 immagini digitali dal loro negozio! 
Per la card di oggi ho scelto un look pulito e semplice: ho stampato l'immagine del gatto su del cartoncino Neenah Solar White e l'ho colorata in maniera molto semplice utilizzando i miei marker Spectrum Noir. Ho poi usato le mie forbici Cutter Bee per ritagliare l'immagine, lasciando un po' di margine tutto intorno.
A questo punto mi sono dedicata alla base della mia card: per prima cosa ho ritagliato del cartoncino bianco utilizzando le fustelle Wonky Stitched Rectangles di Avery Elle. Ho quindi incollato il pannello così ottenuto su della carta Toned Grey di Strathmore, tagliata a 4 1/4"x5 1/2", utilizzando il Multi Medium Matte di Ranger. Ho quindi tagliato la striscia di carta decorata e il cuoricino rosa, entrambi dal pad Doodlebug "Kittens Smittens".  Ho incollato tutti gli elementi alla base della mia card utilizzando il Multi Medium Matte di Ranger. e ho stampato il messaggio dal set Cool Cat di MFT in Memento Tuxedo Black.
E questo è tutto! Una card veramente semplice e veloce, ma che personalmente trovo molto carina! E il messaggio è troppo simpatico, no? :)
Spero che la mia card vi abbia ispirato a creare, e ad unirvi a noi per la Friday Funday Challenge! Potete utilizzare i timbri che desiderate sulle vostre card, ma ricordate di seguire le regole elencate nel post in inglese per avere la possibilità di vincere, o di competere per la top 3!
Auguro a tutti buon divertimento, e non vedo l'ora di vedere le vostre creazioni! Ciaooo!

An exciting announcement

Hello everyone! I am quickly popping in today to reveal something I have been literally dying to tell you...

...drumroll...

...starting from this month I will be joining the Crafting Desert Divas Stamp Design Team! Yaaaaay! How great is that? 
I love, love, love CCD products and I am absolutely thrilled to start this journey with Tara and all the talented members of her Design Team! I feel really honored and lucky to design with them! So thank you, Tara, for giving me this amazing opportunity! 

 

If you happen not to be familiar with Craftin Desert Divas, I suggest you take a look at the CCD blog and at their online store for an overview of their cute stamps and amazing dies! You can also join the Crafting Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group and participate in CCD's monthly challenge for a chance to win great prizes! 
I hope you will follow me in this new adventure and you'll enjoy the projects I'll be creating using Craftin Desert Divas products! Have an amazing day!

Coloring Hair and Skin - Some Odd Girl stamps and Spectrum Noir markers



Hello everyone! Today I am back with another card and a video for you!
For this card I was inspired by the challenge over at the Stempelküche blog, whose theme is "Aus dem Garten" (From the Garden). I used a digital stamp by Some Odd Girl that I had previously printed on some Neenah Solar White cardstock. I thought that this little girl was really perfect for the challenge theme! And I absolutely love the style of Some Odd Girl stamps, it is really unique! And their critters are beyond adorable!
Because reproducing this card is mostly about coloring, I thought it might be useful to some of you out there if I made a bit of an in depth video about coloring this adorable girl! The video focuses on the hair and the skin, but it includes the full coloring process. It is a bit longer than usual, but I hope you will find it helpful :) Please let me know what you think about it, what you liked and what you think I could improve. It's the first time that I make such a video, so your feedback would really help. :) Thank you in advance and I hope you enjoy!



And here is the list of supplies I used

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Neenah Solar White cardstock
Color Copy white 300 gsm cardstock
MFT Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Frames Die-Namics
Spectrum Noir Markers
Gardening Girl digi by Some Odd Girl
Magical Flowers stamp set by Creating a Smile Stamps
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 
Knorr and Prandel acrylic block.

And that's it for today's post! As I mentioned earlier with this card I would like to participate in the challenge over at the Stempelküche blog, in the June Challenge over at the Some Odd Girl blog and in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
I also wanted to say that I will not be posting as much next week, because my family is visiting me and I want to spend as much time as possible with them :)
But stay tuned because there will be a super exciting announcement very very soon! In the meantime I wish you a great day! Ciaooo!






COLORARE PELLE E CAPELLI - STAMPI SOME ODD GIRL E MARKER SPECTRUM NOIR 

Ciao a tutti! Oggi torno sul blog con una card e un video per voi! L'ispirazione proviene dalla challenge sul blog Stempelküche, il cui tema è "Aus dem Garten" (dal giardino). Ho deciso di utilizzare questa immagine di Some Odd Girl, che avevo precedentemente stampato su del cartoncino Neenah Solar White, perché mi è parsa davvero perfetta per il tema della challenge. I timbri Some Odd Girl mi piacciono moltissimo: lo stile è davvero particolare e i loro timbri a tema animali sono davvero teneri!
Per la card di oggi ho pensato che fosse utile realizzare un video che mostrasse come ho colorato questa fanciulla 😊 Il video include l'intero processo, ma si concentra sulle tecniche che ho utilizzato per la pelle e per i capelli. È un po' più lungo del solito, ma spero possa esservi utile. 
E mi sarebbe davvero d'aiuto se mi faceste sapere cosa ne pensate. È il primo video di questo genere che realizzo, perciò il vostro feedback è davvero importante! Grazie a chi lascerà il proprio pensiero, e buona visione!

Ed ecco la lista dei prodotti utilizzati

Tagliacarte a ghigliottina di Tonic 
Cartoncino Neenah Solar White
Cartoncino Color Copy bianco 300 gsm
Fustelle Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Frames Die-Namics di MFT
Marker Spectrum Noir
Immagine digitale Gardening Girl di Some Odd Girl
Set di timbri Magical Flowers di Create a Smile Stamps
Inchiostro Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 
Acrylic bloc Knorr and Prandel

E questo è tutto per il post di oggi! Come anticipato con questa card partecipo alle challenge sui blog Stempelküche e Some Odd Girl e alla Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Volevo anche avvertirvi che la prossima settimana sarò un po' meno presente: la mia famiglia viene a trovarmi e voglio godermi il tempo con loro il più possibile :)
Ma restate sintonizzati, perché presto ci sarà un annuncio davvero speciale! Nel frattempo vi auguro una meravigliosa giornata! Ciaooo!