Thursday, 30 August 2012


Hello stampers!
At long last the intense heat has stopped and it's much cooler here today, which makes everybody feel so much better. I guess this also means that somehow summer has come to an end, alas. I have another card to share with you today, and it's a male card this time. I always struggle with male cards, which I find the hardest to make, but that gorgeous lighthouse stamp seemed perfect for the purpose - it surely makes a great focal image, not to mention that I love lighthouses!! I used some cream and brown carstock and just one layer of designer paper. Edges were sponged with vintage photo Distress ink. I coloured my image with Copics and - no easy task - but I resisted the urge to add glitter, pearls or lace, ugh! Now you understand why I find male cards so difficult to put together, I have to exercise some restraint every time! LOL I added some double stitched ribbon, though, trying to keep the card very simple.

Have a nice afternoon!
Hugs, Vittoria

Wednesday, 29 August 2012


Hello there stampers!
I have a new card to share with you today for which I decided to use one of my old PSX stamps, the pansy. Those flower stamps are truly amazing and so much fun to colour, no doubt! I used some cream cardstock, a couple of purple and lilac designer papers (love those colours!) and some Spellbinders ovals for my focal image. The ivory lace is from my stash. I left it as it is, as it's so lovely and romantic, I didn't want to cover it. As the lace has butterflies in it, I decided to add some tiny ones here and there which I had sponged with purple ink and bordered with some glitters. I also added tiny pearls in the middle of each butterfly and a pearl trio in the bottom left corner - the pearls started life out white before I coloured them with Copics to match my card. The card has been made for one of my colleagues who will have her birthday on 2nd September - I hope she will like it!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenges
Simon Says Stamp challenge blog

Have a nice evening! :-)
Hugs, Vittoria