Monday, February 27, 2012

Thinking of you!

Hi everyone.  I have been missing in action due to a few issues with my creativity and my health, but I have missed you all a lot! And thinking of you, I was finally able to create this card.  I used a Saturated Canary stamp that I have coloured a while ago.  It was coloured with Copics, but sorry, I didn't wrote down the colors I used. The cardstock is from Bazzill and the rest of the papers are from my stash.  To embellish the card, I created paper banners and a few flowers, using Magnolia Doohickey dies.  I also used a few brads and ribbon. 

Take a look at the card:

A closer look:



Another view:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Use 3 Different Papers
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Creative Mondays - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Teenage Dream
Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

And as the card says, I hope you have an amazing day or night, depending on where you are!

Hugs, Ivonne

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tags, you are it

Just wanted to share two tags I made for my boys for their Valentine's Day gift. I put some of their favorite chocolate and candy in a sandwich paper bag and decided to do tags for them, matching us. The first tag reflects my oldest son's black hair and the second tag the youngest son's light hair.

For the oldest:

Detail of the tag:

 For the youngest:

Detail of the tag:

This card was created using: a free digital image from Shery K Designs - "Valentine Kids"; paper and ribbon from my stash.The image was colored with Copic Markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Love and Marriage: Crafty Calendar Challenge
Challenge #18 – Romance: Little Claire's Designs
More Than two Layers: Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays
Challenge 7 Anything Goes//Bling: ATCs & Cards with Attitude
Challenge #4 – One for the boys: Hotshot Craft
PCJ Challenge 3 – Make it CUTE: Paper Crafting Journey
Challenge 95-Anything Goes: Digi Doodle Shop Challenges

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pucker up and blush!

I made this card for a special girl which whom I have developed a nice relationship even though we only see each other once every two or three weeks and for around 30 minutes while she works on "beautifying me," as in facial hair removal. I go to see her in the evenings when I leave work stressing like a mad woman, but when I get to her office, that waterfall sound, the relaxing music and dimmed lights... my whole being changes into a slower speed. And then we start talking and laughing, because we find the humor in what"s going on at the time. Last time I saw her she commented on loving the new slogan for one of the lines of products they carry. And I asked her what was it. Can you guess? It's "Pucker up and blush!" So in appreciation for how nice she is to me, I decided that on my next appointment (which just happens to be on Valentine's Day) I will bring some special cookies I ordered and give those to her with this card. Hope you like it!

Inside view:

                   Look at her:                                                                                                     It's all about the accessories:
 Detail of the ribbon:

This card was created using: Digital Image from Pink Cat Studio - "Lilly in Heart Pile"; Cardstock from DCWV - "Le Tres Chic"; DP from Echo Park Paper - "Yours Truly"; Heart shape (hand drawn) and embellishments created by me, felt flowers cut with a die cut; ribbons from my stash; image was colored with Copic Markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge 73 - Love & Hearts: Truly Scrumptious
Challenge #68 - Use a new image: Craft and Me Challenges
Favorite Embellishments: Little Darlings Challenges
Recipe Swap Quickfire with Hearts: Catered Crop
GL33 Love is in the Air: GingerloftChallenge
Red Hearts! Challenge #80: Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenges
Challenge 6 - Love is all around...: That Craft Place Challenge Blog

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Handle with care

Hi again! I have one more card, yes, I have been a busy bee this weekend.  For this card, I used Tilda with Wrapped Heart stamp, isn't she lovely?  The papers are Love Me "Pink Hex" from My Mind's Eye. The butterfly and tag were created using Magonilia's Swirl Butterfly and Vintage tag Doohickey Cutting Dies.  The flowers were created using Sizzix Flowers Die, the pink and red hearts with Spellbinders Nestabilities. The ribbons and pearls are from my stash. The quote inside the card is from Meet Joe Black movie. I also use "You've stolen my heart" Magnolia stamp.

I coloured the stamp with the following Copics: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20; Hair E25, E27, E31, E41; Clothes R24, R27, R29, C2, C3; Heart R20, R30, R81, E41, E42, E43; Shoes: E40, E41, E42, E43, W3

And here is the card:

Inside the card:


Another view:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

CMC Copics Challenge - Colors of Love
Simply Magnolia - Hearts and Love
Just Magnolia - Option of Valentine Card
Magnolia Down Under - Love is in the Air
Magnolia Mania - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Red, Pink & White

Hugs, Ivonne

A special card for a nice boy

My youngest son was invited to attend his best friend's Confirmation Ceremony today. I asked Ivonne for help to search for a digital stamp that would be appropriate for a fourteen year old boy. She found this image and sent me the link immediately. I was so impressed with the image that purchased it on the spot.  I had very little time to work with it, but it all came to me with a very nice flow. Don't you love it when that happens? Here it is...

 Inside view of the card

Detail of the wing and halo

Another view

This card was created using: "Michael" digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil; DCWV Glitter Cardstock and Solid Textured Card; Distress Ink "Tumbled Glass" and Copic Markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything goes: Mo's Digital Challenge
Anything goes: Ditzy-Craftymess
Clean and Simple: Paper Sundaes
Free and Easy February: Allsorts Challenge Blog
CES Challenge #71: CES Challenges

I am hanging up my heart for you

Happy Sunday!  Hope you are all having a great weekend. Today I have a Valentine's card...full of LOVE! I used the Making Valentines image from Saturated Canary, which I coloured with Copics, see the details below.  The papers and embellishments are from my stash.  Inside the card, I included my daugther's favorite quote from The Notebook movie.  I am sure you will all agree it is so romantic!!!

Here is the list of Copics I used: Skin E00, E000, E11, R20; Eyes YG11, YG63; Hair E13, E17, E18, E19; Clothes R0000, R00, R20, B32, B34, B97; Shoes: E41, E42, E43; Hearts R20, R22, R24, R27, R29.

And here is the card:

Inside the card:

Take a look at the details:

Another View:

I am entering the card in the following challenges:

Allsorts - Free & Easy
Crafty Calendar - Love and Marriage
Little Miss Muffet - Valentines & Love
Little Red Wagon - #118 Valentine's Day or Love
The Paper Shelter - #49 Love is in the Air
Truly Scrumptious - #73 Love and Hearts

Hugs, Ivonne

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Edgardo!

Today's card is for our dear friend Edgardo. 

He is, and will always be a child at heart, that's why I selected Snoopy, his favorite character, for his birthday card. I coloured the Snoopy stamp using the following Copics: R24.R25, R27, E25, E27,E29, C2, C3, YG61, YG63, YG67, YR04, YR12, YR21, YR61, YR68, Y06, Y11.  And here it is:

Take a look inside:

A closer look at Snoopy:

Another view:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Send A Smile 4 Kids - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - KISS
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes
Do You Stack Up - Anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
Symon Says Stamp - Animals Antics!

To my friend Edgardo, thanks for being part of my life.  I love you a LOT!!!!!

Hugs, Ivonne