Friday, April 18, 2014

Pearls and Lace - FFFC #112

Good morning everyone! It is time for a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges and it is hosted by me!! The theme for this fortnight is Pearls and Lace and the sponsor for this challenge is no other than Marianne Designs. Don't you love all their products?
 
My card is for one of my best friends, her birthday is in two weeks and I wanted to make something very special for her. I wanted the card to have lot of pockets, tags and space for personal messages, I got inspired by this gorgeous card and I know she will love it. Lets take a look at my card, I tried my best to show you all the card's details, hope you enjoy it.
 
Front view:
View from both sides:

Inside:


Last Page

Closer look at the image:
Details:
View from the top:
My card ingredients are:
Image: Magnolia - Tilda on the Loose
Markers: Copics
Papers: Maja Designs
Flowers: Wild Orchids Crafts
Stampendous Fran-tage embossing enamel - Shabby White
Dies and Punches: Marianne Design Craftables Eiffel Tower Die and Square and Flower Stitch, Doohickey Vintage Tag and Doily Flowers, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles and Romantic Rectangles, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch
Lace, pearls and other embellishments are from my stash
 
Now my friends, go to Fussy and Fancy and take a peek at all the stunning creations my teammates have created for you. I can guarantee you will get inspired.  And then, come and join us with one of you fabulous creations.  You will have until midnight on May 1st to enter.
 
In case you want to create a similar card, these are the tutorials I used, 6 x 6 Mini Album Part 1 and 6 x 6 Mini Album Part II. They were created by Super Happy Scrapper and they are very easy to follow.

One last look at the card:
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Magnolia-Licious - All Things Flowery
Tilda's Town - #100 Easter/Spring
Magnolia Mania - #89 Monochrome
Copic Spain - Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - #93 Monochromatic and Ribbon
Bearly Mine - Spring
Tuesday Throwdown - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Stamp and Create - Spring Flowers
Crafty Bloggers Network - Die Cuts or Embossing
Fashionista - # 8 Pretty Pastels
Inky Chicks - #27 Shabby Chic
Hugs, Ivonne

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter Greetings

Happy Sunday! I'm back with my second card from the copic coloring spring class I mentioned here. I really enjoyed making this one. The bunnies stamp is colored with a technique I learned years ago in a demo class at an art store. This is when I used to make cards with no stamping. I was really afraid of them, and to think that I used to run away from stamps and now I can't get enough of them: rubber, clear, digis... I love them all! This is a technique that I know a lot of stampers probably also learned at the beginning: you color the image with markers directly on the stamp. When you are done with all the colors you "puff" air on the stamp, stamp on the paper and voilĂ ! Your stamp is colored directly onto the paper. It's like magic! This is great with stamps that have lots of texture already on them. I had so much fun (and so did the ladies around who were watching me) just trying to get some air out of my lungs after a long day at work. You have to admit that those bunnies are simply adorable!! I liked that this card was easier for me to finish because the bigger image (bunnies) was stamped/colored using the above technique, and the smaller image (carrots) with copics markers. That makes it a "hybrid" in my book, hehe! Now for some pictures of the card. Enjoy!

Front View:
 
 Full Inside View:
 
Detail of Images:
 
Inside View:
 

This card was created using:
Stamp: Poppystamps "Fuzzy Bunnies"; Endless Creations, LLC "J25 Carrot Border"; Inky Antics "Bunny Parade Set"
Die: Stampin' Up! Framelits Dies
Others: Embellishments provided by teacher 
This image was colored with Copic markers.
 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Pumpkin Spice: Challenge #67 - Easter
Sunflowerfield Designs: April Challenge - Easter or Spring
A Creative Romance: Eggcellent Spring
Alphabet Challenge Blog: E is for Easter
 
 
Hugs, Kathya

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Has Sprung

Can you believe we are we are in April already? We are done with the first quarter of the year, looks like this one is going to go fast. And this month brings with it Spring and the celebration of Easter. A week ago I attended a Copic card coloring class at my local craft store to see if I could get over this creative and personal funk. And oh boy, let me tell you: it worked! We had a small class, only four plus the teacher. And this time she tried something different. She gave each student all the materials (copics included) in a plastic container with the finished sample of the card and I loved it!

By the second card, we were helping each other and giving advice as to what mistakes to avoid. But more importantly, I was able to finish all the cards! I couldn't' believe it because it was Tuesday night and I had to run out of the office to drive the distance to get to the store on time for the 6:00 pm class. I came out of the class all pumped up, immediately calling my husband because I couldn't believe it.

I have to say, I felt a little proud of myself for accomplishing such a great challenge. See, usually I don't finish all the cards because I'm visual and try to color with "technique" (funny because I don't have one yet, hehe!) and there are not enough markers so I get stuck. I blame the "perfectionist little monster" that lives in me. But this time I decided to let go of it and "go with the flow" and just try to have fun. And I did!

The cards are a "clean and simple" style and I will be posting one each week, time permitting. We didn't get a list of the materials, but I tried to research most of them online to include in the post. Here is the first one, I hope you like it!

Front card view:

Detail of image:

This card was created using:
Stamp: Stampin' Up! "Blessed Easter"
Dies: Stampin' Up! Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Others: Stampin' Up! "Framed Tulip Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die 
This image was colored with Copic markers.
 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #89 - CAS
Crafting with Dragonflies: Challenge #23 : Easter - Card or anything
Handmade Harbour: Midweek Papercraft Party (31) Spring or Easter
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 205 - Easter/Spring
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog: Challenge 97 - Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink Challenge: Challenge #103 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenges: Easter
MarkerPOP: Challenge #40
The Paper Nest Doll House Norwegian Challenge: Challenge #7 - Easter or Spring Colors
My Craft Creations: Anything Goes


Hugs, Kathya

Friday, March 21, 2014

Shabby Chic - FFFC #110

Good morning everyone! Don't you love Fridays? I know I do! The weekend is almost here and there is a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges, what can be better than that? The theme for this fortnight is Shabby Chic and it is hosted by the lovely Judy. We all love Shabby Chic, so classic, so romantic, so beautiful…OMG, I cannot wait to see what you are all going to create. And we not only have a fabulous theme for our new challenge, we also have a fabulous sponsor, Live and Love Crafts. Have you seen their products? Gorgeousness! So, what are you waiting for? Get creative and share your beautiful creations with us.  But first, let me invite you to take a look at my card. 
 
Front view:
From both sides:

Closer look at the image:
Details:


Another view:

My card ingredients are:
Image: Magnolia - Forget Me Not Tilda
Markers: Copics
Papers: Maja Designs
Flowers: Wild Orchids Crafts
Stampendous Fran-tage embossing enamel - Shabby White
Dies: Marianne Design Craftables Eiffel Tower Die, Doohickey Vintage Tag, Swirly Butterfly, So Wrapped Swirly, Spellbinders
Other embellishments from my stash
 
Now my friends, it is your turn, you can be the lucky winner. If you need some inspiration, click here to take a look at all the gorgeous creations my Fussy and Fancy teammates have created for you.

One last look at my card:
I am entering my card in the following challenges: 
Divas by Design - Flower Power
Simon Says Stamp - Glitter
Stamp and Create - #31 Butterflies
Dutch Magnolia Lovers - Spring is in the Air
Totally Tilda - #92 No square cards
Lexi's Creations - #112 Use Punches and Dies
Marker Pop - #39 Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends - Girly
The Shabby Tea Room - #210 Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - #167 Flower Frenzy
Hugs, Ivonne

Friday, March 14, 2014

St. Patrick's Day

Hello, fellow bloggers! I hope everyone is faring well with all these weather pattern changes. It feels like you don't really know what to wear until you are ready to go outside. Today I present to you a card that I created for St. Patrick's Day. I am not Irish, but this is a day that has a special meaning to me. It was my father's birthday. Even though he is not with us anymore, I always think of him and wish him a happy birthday. I hope you enjoy my creation!
 
Front View:
 
Inside View:
 
Detail of Image:
 
Side View:
 
 Another View:
 
 
This card was created using:
Stamp from : waltzingmouse stamps - Freebie "Shamrock Digital Stamp"
DP: Reminisce "Little Chick"; Graphic45 "Place in time" and We R Memory Keepers :Storytime:
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities "Lacey Circles"
Others: shamrock embellishments cut from a CVS necklace. This image was colored with Copic markers.
 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps Challenge #101: St. Patrick's Day
Crafty Boots Challenges: Green
Make Something Monday #10: Green & Gold
MarkerPOP Challenge: Lucky Green
Delightful Challenges: Wearing of the Green
Sassy Studio Designs: DTBST#220 Happy St. Patty's Day
Inky Impressions: IIC#150 - Go Green
Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog: Challenge #18 - Luck of the Irish
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Lots of Green
 
Hugs, Kathya

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sketch - FFFC #108

Happy Friday everyone! It is time for another challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges. Our sponsor for this fortnight is Fresh Brewed Designs.
 
 
 
 Heather, the sweet owner is offering 3 digi stamps of your choice and this fabulous candy to one lucky winner.
 
 
A 7 1/2" X 5 1/4" plastic SU stamp case
Recollections Butterfly embellishments
Lovely pink and white cotton floral trim
Pink and white twine
Pink embellishments
Wooden bird cage
Pink satin ribbon
 
For our new challenge, we want you to create your cards using the sketch below. Sounds pretty easy, right?  Need some inspiration? Go over the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog and take a look at the gorgeous cards my teammates created for you.
 
 
For this challenge, I decided to create a birthday card.  I used the My Mind's Eye Collectable "Notable" paper pad, which I love because it has so many bright colors.  Lets take a look at my card.
 
Front view:
View from both sides:


Closer look at the image:
Details:




View from the top:
 
And now my friends, it is your turn, I can't wait to see what all your gorgeous creations! You have until midnight on March 6 (GMT) to enter.
 
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Little Fairies - One for the Boys
7 Kids for College Fund - #93 Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - #146 Punches and Dies
Penny's Paper Crafty - #165 Lots of Layers
Crafty Ribbon - #77 Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - #19 Ribbon
Crafty Girls - #12 Anything Goes
Baffies ShopBlog - #28 Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - #77 Animal Friends
Hugs, Ivonne


Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentine's Day Card for Hubby

Hello! Just a quick post to share with you the Valentine's Day card I made for my husband. I had to give it some thought, being that it had to be a masculine one. I felt a little proud of it, until I saw his expression after opening it. Then I just felt warm inside and awesome! Hope you like it :)

Front view:

 Inside view:
 
Side view:
 
Detail of image:
 
Alternate view:
 
 
This card was created using:
Stamp from : Studio G (JoAnn's Store)
DP: Echo Park "Yours Truly Collection"
Dies: "Our Daily Bread designs: Ornate Hearts Dies"; "La-La Land Crafts: Corner Die:
Others: Ribbons and stickers are from my stash. This image was colored with Copic markers.
 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Copic Marker Europe: Valentine
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 308 - Clever Cutting
Paper Crafting Journey: Love is in the Air!
Sassy Studio Designs: DTBST #216 It's Valentine's Day!
7 Kids College Fund: Challenge #93 Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge 107 "Be My Valentine"
Divas by Design: With Love
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: Challenge #203 - Love/Valentine Theme
The Male Room: Valentine
 
Hugs, Kathya