Sunday, 28 August 2016

A birthday card

Hello there crafters,
I hope you're having a nice Sunday and enjoying the last few sunny and warm days of the season.
I have a card to share with you today. It was a quick project I put together using my Spellbinders dies - always love to take them out and see how they can be combined together. And Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for that. The pattern paper I used is Prima Marketing and the ribbon and lace are from my stash. The flower in the centre was made using a Spellbinder die, "Bitty blossoms" is the name. Love the ivory and rose colour combination, I think it's so feminine!

Have a nice beginning of week!
Hugs, Vittoria

Saturday, 20 August 2016

A Thank You card

Hello there crafters,
I hope you're all well and creative.
I haven't posted anything here for quite a while, but as you all know life is busy and often gets in the way, right?
Anyway, I finally have a card to share with you today. It was made with a stamp set I recently bought called "Lucky dog" by My Favorite Things. I love dogs, so this set was perfect!! Aren't they super cute? Birdie Brown is a talented designer and I love anything she makes. I coloured the images with my Copics and for the greeting I added a Lawn Fawn die cut - love the font of their greetings dies! The stitched rectangle die I used to cut out my stamped images is also by Lawn Fawn. The designer paper is an old DCWV pack I had in my stash. I wanted to keep the card pretty simple and flat as it had to be mailed.
I hope you're having a great summer. Enjoy what is left of it! :D

Hugs, Vittoria

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Perfume bottle shaped card

Hello there crafters!
I finally have another card to share with you today. It's a perfume bottle shaped card. I fell in love with the template as soon as I saw it on the Internet. It was the perfect match for 2 of my favourite Magnolia stamps, Tilda rose scent and Tilda’s dressing table. I decided to keep the card very simple as it had to be shipped in a padded envelope along with some birthday gifts, but some flowers and bling would have looked great on it. I'll try to remember next time I make another one, and I surely will! The Magnolia stamps were coloured with Copics and the bottle charm on the cap as well as the ribbon are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and happy Valentine's day to you all!! :D

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Whimsical Christmas tags

Hello there crafty friends,

I hope you're all doing well. I'm so sorry I have been neglecting my blog for such a long time but when life is busy and hectic, hobbies are the first thing to get sacrificed, I'm afraid.

It's incredible it's December already and the end of 2015 is almost here - but where did all the months go?

The past weeks I was very busy creating cards for a charity raising funds for children. I also created some cute whimsy Christmas tags, as I was sure they would sell really well and bring in some money for a very good cause. I used a bunch of MFT dies and stamps - I love that "Jingle all the way" stamp and die set! I also used the Instaframe die from MFT. The concept of these tags is not mine, I saw them on Nichol's blog via Pinterest and found them irresistible, I absolutely HAD to make some!

I'm working on a couple of Christmas cards now and hope to finish them soon so that they can be posted before the week is out!

Thanks for stopping by and have an extremely creative holiday season!! ;-)


Friday, 29 May 2015

Spellbinders to the rescue

Hello there crafters!
I have a quick yet effective card to share with you today. Last week I needed a last-minute card for the birthday of a colleague. I had just one evening to come up with something and therefore I took my Spellbinders out and started playing with them. They're my go-to tool when I need to whip up a card in almost no time - they're so easy to mix and match and the result is always great! I added a stamped greeting (Lily of the Valley stamp), Prima 6x6 designer paper, some matching ribbon and a charm from my stash and bang! The card was ready!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to be back soon with a new creation.
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Vittoria

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Christening album

Hello there crafters!
I have an 8½ by 8½ album to share with you today. I made it from scratch using chipboard, cardstock and designer papers. It was made for the Christening of my nephew - my sister was absolutely happy to get it!! She's not  into crafts and such at all, therefore I kept the album very simple with cardstock inserts on which she can stick photos - no need to cut anything, she just has to add glue and write some journaling on the back, that's all. The album is full of tags and pockets and very interative. The paper collection I used is "It's a boy" by DCWV - very cute indeed!! Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the album before gifting it to my sister, so I asked her to shoot some for me, which she did with her smartphone - hope the quality isn't too low!! Thanks for stopping by and have a nice, super crafty weekend! :D



Sunday, 3 May 2015

You'll be missed

Hello there crafters!
It's unbelievable that a quarter of the year is gone already, don't you think? Anyway, the other week I needed a card for a colleague of mine who decided to quit because she had found a better job.
Although it was a good-bye card, I wanted something whimsical and merry and therefore I decided to use one of my favourite Penny Black stamps, the bunch of ducks. I stamped the image twice using the masking technique and cut it out with my MFT stitched ovals die, then matted it on a scalloped oval die-cut (Spellbinders). The pull tab is also a die from Spellbinders, while the faux-crochet border behind the image is a MFT border die - lots of die cutting here!! The image was coloured with my Copics and the sentiment computer-generated.
I resolved to put together a criss-cross card, as it's so impressive and at the same time easy to make. I added some ribbon from my stash and printed out the digital papers - the orange and lime green colours were perfect for my ducks! A triplet of matching blings et voilà, the card was finished. Love how it turned out, so cute!!

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Trees or nature

Penny Black and more - Dies and punches

Have a nice evening and thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vittoria

The back of the card