Saturday, 18 August 2012

Penny Black August challenges

Hello there stampers!
Are you enjoying a HOT summer, too? It's scorching hot here in the north of Italy, and this damn heat won't leave before the end of the month, phew! Luckily we have our creative activities to keep us busy, right?
I have a Penny Black card to share with you today. I used a couple of my favourite stamps on it, that is CATS! Aren't those images incredibly cute? I coloured them both with Copics, used Spellbinders squares and scalloped squares to cut them out and the new Classic Edgeabilities (ric-rac) for the border. The checkered ribbon is from my stash, while the sentiment is computer generated. I decorated the upper corner with the Whimsy Stamps corner die set. The designer paper is a digital one - I thought those light browns and blues would be perfect for my images.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - "Double the Trouble"

Penny Back at All Sorts - "Whiskers and/or wings"

Thanks for stopping by and ... happy stamping!! :0)

Hugs, Vittoria

Monday, 13 August 2012

For a far away friend

Hello there crafters!
And a good afternoon to you. Friday was my last day at work for August, which means I am finally enjoying my summer holidays - can you hear the cheers? LOL Ugh, the last 10 days at work were really tough, and I was truly longing for the break. Today I have a card to share with you which has been made for a dear friend of mine who lives overseas. I've chosen an unusual colour combination this time, that is lilac and aqua. I think they look nice together. I used a few of my nesties for the different layers - pendant fleur de lis, floral ovals and classic ovals. The fake lace was cut with a die from the lace doily accents set - lovely! The aqua flower was once again created with the bitty blossoms biggest die. Ribbon, tulle, pearl and rhinestones are from my stash.
Hope you like how this card has turned out, I surely do. ;-)
Have a nice beginning of week and ... happy stamping!
Love, Vittoria