venerdì 31 gennaio 2014

Make it crafty wedding card


Hi all, the weekend is almost there..And January has come to an end..
Wanted to share my new weddingstamp ..my first stamp from Make it crafty.
Thought it was funny a bit different than the traditional stamps..

Coloured with copics.
Faux stitching with a copic grey multiliner.
The papers are from Marianne Design .
The corner dies from Joy and La La band.
Some pretty lace and a flower.

It is raining ..brrr weather to stay at home and craft !

Tomorrow I will share my Copic Italia DT post with you, 
if you are curious you can see it HERE ...

Challenges:

Loves rubber stamps - use lace

Bunny Zoe monthly challenges - stitching

Hugs Blankina




martedì 28 gennaio 2014

A last smile before saying goodbye...Yumi Fumi Handmade


Hi all, this is a post I wish I did not have to write...
Yumi Fumi Handmade has come to an end..( hopefully not forever ).
The owners Renate and Leanne have decided to stop there adventure with this little stamp company.
Please read more HERE .

So sad...a big thank you to them for having me aboard on the wonderful  DT team..
The team was such fun, inspiring and "close"..hope we will keep in touch.
We will miss their  cute stamps , all those lovely smiles...

This was one of the cards I had prepared for an upcoming challenge at YFH.
I have added some sleeves to the sleeveless shirt with a copic multiliner.
And coloured the image with copics.

Green is the colour of hope !! Let's hope they will soon come back..


Can you see how I have added the sleeves ??



This badge is for you !!

You all know live has ups and downs...this is a big down
But luckily my day has also news which makes me smile  !!

I have won the last challenge at Loves Rubberstamps challenge with my TGF card


And was a DT favourite at Loves rubberstamps with this card ( use metal challenge )


As you can see it is not all bad news today...
Hope your day only has good news!!

Challenge 

Loves rubberstamps - use lace 

Inky chicks - bingo ( lace, flowers, tag )

Hugs Blankina




lunedì 27 gennaio 2014

Pink weddingcard Don & Daisy Marianne Design


Hi , I was feeling the romance in the air when colouring up this sweet wedding couple.
Don & Daisy look smart on this pink wedding card don't you think.
Almost all goodies are from Marianne Design, see list below.

Yesterday I have found out that I have made the top 3 at Winter Wonderland
with my You and me altered photoframe. I am so happy about that.
I also had some bad news too...will explain you soon.

Also the postmen is not doing his work properly..I am waiting on a few parcels.
Perhaps today ?? Hope to share my new goodies soon.

Marianne Design goodies used:

stamp Don & Daisy DDS 3303
little hearts CS 0846
dies: heart CR 1225, stamp shape CR 1223, 
butterfly CR 1205, background die LR 0277
pretty papers bloc PK 9093

At Marianne Design Diva's we still have our Pretty in pink challenge 
( running untill the 14th of February ) ,
you just have to use at least 3 Marianne Design products 
which can be papers, stamps, dies, decoupage sheets, ribbons... 

The stamp was coloured with these copics:

E 000, E 00, E 11, E 31, E 35, E 37, E 71, E 79, E 93, 
R 00, R 20, R 22
C 00, C 3
W 00, W 2, W 3
BG 93

Challenges:

Marianne Design - weddings

Don & Daisy - Pretty in pink

In the  pink - die cuts and or punches

Winter Wonderland - butterflies

Have a nice beginning of the week,
Hugs Blankina








domenica 26 gennaio 2014

It's sketch time Yumi Fumi handmade DT post


Hi all, 
it is skecth time at YUMI FUMI HANDMADE ...
Last week team YUMI had showed their samples to get you inspired...
now it is our turn ( team Fumi ) . In case you did not join yet..
please join too!! You have untill friday the 31 st of January.

This is the sketch from Leanne you should use;



Together with any hand coloured stamped image...
I have used the cool Chase from Yumi Fumi Handmade crafts .

I have used soft natural tones , 
this is what I have used ;
papers Marianne Design - country home 
lace ribbon Marianne Design - EC 8531
dies : heart - cuttlebug ( I have used some real wood )
stamps : Chase ( YFH ) , Kaisercraft ( distressed borders ),
Technique Tuesday ( sentiment ) 
copics to color 

This week's sketch challenge has a few changes:
The WINNER will receive a stamp of Y&F's choosing, plus a personalized badge.
The TOP 3 will receive personalized badges for their blogs.

******** 
Challenge RULES are simple:
One (1) entry per participant
You must use a direct link
You must follow the current sketch challenge
You can link to 9 other challenges only
You must mention our challenge in your post
No back-linking, current projects only
You MUST include a stamped or colored image
Any stamp company image is allowed to participate
You will receive a BONUS ENTRY by using a Y&FH image.

Good luck to all! We can't wait to see more wonderful creations using this super easy sketch, designed by Fumi herself! Winner and Top 3 will be announced Saturday, February 1st.
Have fun creating and goodluck!!

Hugs






sabato 25 gennaio 2014

You are picture perfect TGF red white blue


Smile...Ian is taking a picture..
This cool stamp is from the Greeting Farm 
this set comes with this sentiment and girlie..

( This weekend Bunny Zoe has the whole shop on sale including this stamp )

The dp is from Marianne Design ( All for the men PK 9101 ),
the clear stamp with the faux stitching is also from MD
very cool for all kind of ( male ) cards Eline's beach house EC 0144 .
The oval die is from Nellie's choice MFD 013 .

To colour the stamp up I have used the following copics :

hair: C00, C 3, C 5, B 93 ( lately I am trying new colour combo's )
skin : E 11, E 13, E 93
jeans : B 93, B 95, B 97
camera: B 39, B 99
shirt : C00, C 3, B 93, B 95, R 27, R59

I have cased this card from Marcy


( the lay out and the stamp of the same brand TGF )
I did not add flowers and bow as I think this must be a cool male card.

Challenges:

Bunny Zoe monthly challenge - stitching ( faux and real hand stitching )

Splendid stamping with TGF - red white and blue

Loves rubber stamps - case a card from DT ( Marcy see above )

Charisma Cardz - it's a boy thing

Thanks for your visit!!
See you tomorrow with the Yumi Fumi Handmade DT post..

Hugs Blankina


venerdì 24 gennaio 2014

Pretty butterfly CAS card Marianne Design


Today a pink CAS butterfly card. 
The colours do not show that well on the photo,
I have used pink cardstock and  ink and distress ink ( tattered rose ) .

The pretty dies and butterfly stamps are from Marianne Design.
( COL  1317 , LR 0280 )
The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm ( Frou frou set ).

Might see you later!

Challenge:

Winter Wonderland - butterflies

In the pink - die cuts and or punches

Hugs Blankina









martedì 21 gennaio 2014

You and me altered photoframe LOTV


It is almost Valentine's day...
I have made this altered photoframe
with the cute new LOTV stamp. 
Called You and Me ..

They are such a cute couple !!
Coloured with my copics, see list below..

On the white photoframe I have added some black lace ribbon with flowers.
The die cut in heart shape was embellished with some sweet mini buttons from Gorjuss.
The cool letters are cut out of foam with my Tim Holz Word play alphabet.

A lovely check ribbon with a big bow to fix the heart to the frame.
The person who will receive this frame can decide to keep this sweet image on the frame, 
or to save it somewhere else. On the back there is a special message ofcourse.

Not too many extra's I love the simple black and white look.



Copics used to colour this image:

W 00, W 2, W 3, W 5

Challenge:

LOTV monthly challenge - anything goes

PTT - ribbon

RRR - valentines day/ love + ribbon

Winter wonderland- a dog is not just for xmas

Inky chicks - bingo ( lace-flowers-ribbon )

Copic Marker Norge - bingo ( ribbon-text-flowers )


Hugs Blankina



domenica 19 gennaio 2014

Everthing is better shared with a friend !



Hi all, did you see the new launch of the LOTV stamps?? 
This is one of the new ones,  called James Laptop. I love bears..
And this one you can use for many occasions, in my case for a male birthday card.

I have used some of my papers from My minds eye ( Paris & Co ) and Action .

To cut the square , distressed  square and label  
I have used my craftables die ( CR 1254 ) from Marianne Design,
the circle was cut with Nellie's choice MFD.



Some handstitching around the borders and on the label.
A fun element..I have added a metal chain to attach the label to the card.
It is attached to the card and can be put behind the circle.

The sentiment stamp  "Everything is better shared with a friend" of the sweet pea set
( I love this frase !! So true ) and the decorative tape pieces are  from Kaisercraft
stamped with rich cocoa memento ink .


The postal stamp ( CS 0879 )  and sentiment 
"sending birthday wishes" ( SF 1113 ) are from Marianne Design.


I have used the following copics to colour the image:

bear: E 04, E 43, E 53, E 71, E 79 ( new bear colour combo for me )
shadows/ ground  : C 00,C 3, C5, BG 0000, BG 72, BG 93 

Hope you liked it, have a nice day !

Today a new bi-weekly challenge will start at 
today team Yumi is showing their projects.
Next week it is our ( team Fumi ) turn to show you our samples,
did you check if you are among the winners or top 3 of last challenges ? 

Challenge:

LOTV - anything goes

Bunny Zoe monthly challenge - stitching

Charisma Cardz - it's a boy thing

Deep Ocean - birthdays

Loves rubber stamps - use metal

Hugs Blankina

sabato 18 gennaio 2014

Copic doodeling tutorial for Copic Italia DT post


Today I am showing you something completely different.
I have prepared an tutorial how to make a special cover for the
This is a cover in A 4 size.
All of us do make doodles from time to time.
Without thinking we put down shapes , dots, lines onto the paper.

When I was doing highschool one of my favourite topics was design / drawing.
A perfect way to express my creativity.
Besides copying and draw real objects
I loved to draw abstract in the "doodeling " style.

At the time I did not have any copics,
that would have been fun!?
From the past to the present, I had lot of fun making this cover.
And therefore I have decided to share this positive experience with you copic lovers.

Ofcourse to do this A 4 size you need a lot of time
( It took me a few days ) and a bit of fantasy!
I advice you to start with a smaller size.

Ready for a step to step tutorial?



I have used a sheet of perfect colouring paper and a pencil.
Just draw shapes / lines / dots , let your fantasy flow..
don't think but just draw..
It is very relaxing!


Than I have used my copic multi liner and black copic marker ( 100 )


Passed over the pencil with the black multi liner  ( 0.3 )


Afterwards the bigger lines where passed with the black copic marker ( 100 )


You get this look


Start colouring with your copic markers...


lots of pretty copic colours


This was the result but I was not happy yet...


So I have added more black..
And this is the final result.

Did I inspire you too??
I promise you it is soo relaxing!

The copics I have used are :

GRUPPO E :02, 04, 11, 13, 18, 25, 31, 33, 35, 37, 57, 79
GRUPPO B :05, 23, 28 , 45, 93, 95, 97
100, GRUPPO R 10, 22, 27, 29, 32, 35, 59
GRUPPO RV 04, 23, 29, 34, 59, GRUPPO YR 02, 20 , 23
GRUPPO Y 38, GRUPPO YG 01, 23, 91, 95, GRUPPO G 29
GRUPPO W 2, 3, 5, 7, GRUPPO C 00, 3, 5, 
GRUPPO V 05, 09, 12, 17, GRUPPO BV 08
multi liner nero ( 0.3 )

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial..
Ofcourse you could also make a card with a small version!

Hugs Blankina



mercoledì 15 gennaio 2014

Pretty in pink calender for Marianne Design Diva's DT post


Goodmorning all, 
today a new January challenge will start at 
This month the theme is 
PRETTY IN PINK ..

You should use your Marianne Design products 
( at least 3 products )
and you can mix them with other brands ,
you can join untill the 14 th of February

I have decided to make a little calendar..



There is space for a pen aswell.

Love the flowers ...the hearts were hand stitched to eachother .

Marianne Design goodies used: 

stamp Snoesje hm9450
paper Eline's buitenhuis Dolls House pb7042
Creatables: lr0256 , lr0162 , lr0112
Craftables: cr1225
ribbon: Eline's buitenhuis el8531



A close up of the Snoesje stamp coloured with my copics. 

I would love to see you join our challenge ( you can join as many times as you wish )
just follow the theme ( PINK ) and use at least 3 Marianne Design goodies.
You can choose among all pretty dies, papers, ribbons, flowers, 3d sheets etc.etc.

You can win this ( the winners will be chosen by our DT )

Our sponsors this month:

Quick links to the sponsors shops


who offers this prize ( prize 1 ) :

Oh la la !! Isn't this a lovely prize?


fan marianne design


who offers this prize ( prize 2 ) :


Two pretty creatables dies and two ribbons with roses !!

Our DT toghether with 3 GDT this month 
have prepared lovely samples to get you inspired,
please check it out.

Happy crafting!


You can add this badge in your sidebar...


Challenge:

in the pink - anything goes


Hugs Blankina






martedì 14 gennaio 2014

TGF white tag with stitching and bling!


A quick post...
Tiziana, a friend of mine is in the DT of a new challengeblog called 
and they are having their first challenge ( white tag.. )
You should use mostly white ( hope mine is okay ).

I have stamped several stamps from the Greeting Farm,
( WS Stella, dreamy kit, heart kit, frou frou sentiment )
did some masking with the background stamps.
Only the faux stitches stamp is from Marianne Design.

Bling with strass and a lovely metal heart charm .
And what about the glitterfoam snowflake on the top..
Colouring with copics, do you like her hair colour??


Challenges: 

FFF tgf - bling it on !

Storie di timbri carta e - white tag

Bunny Zoe monthly challenge - stitching 
( faux and some real on the lace but you cannot see it )

Loves rubber stamps - use metal ( heart charm )

Charisma Cardz - birthday




Copics used :

skin : E 00, E 11, E 13, E 21, R 20
hair : V 09, V15, V 17
dress : B 05, B 93, B 97, B 99
eyes : B 00

Hugs Blankina

domenica 12 gennaio 2014

Anything goes at Yumi Fumi handmade DT post


Hi all, how are you today ?
In case you have missed our first challenge post at yumi fumi handmade , 
you can catch up today.
 Team Fumi is showing you some samples to get your inspired.

An easy challenge ANYTHING GOES .

All you have to do is to make one creation ( this could be a card or other project )
use a cute stamp which is handcoloured and link up your work at the challengeblog.

For this card I have used winter-yumi she is one of my favourite YF stamps .
Isn't she cool??
 I have stamped her on perfect colouring paper.
 I have used my copics to colour her up .
Mostly of the E family...I guess I love those colours the most!
( E 00, E 02, E 11, E 13, E 21, E 31, E 33, E 35, E 71, E 79 , W 00, W 2 )

The lovely sentiment is from Penny Black ( winter wonders ).

Hope you will join our challenge...
By the way you can use brand of stamps but 
if you use an Yumi Fumi Stamp your entry will count double,
please remember one entry per person!!

Have fun creating...

Hugs Blankina

Team Fumi

Challenge:

Winter wonderland - monochrome

Love rubberstamps - anything goes

Inky Chicks - anything goes





sabato 11 gennaio 2014

Grace has an amazing blog anniversary candy !


Hi all, goodmorning.
I was checking my bloglist of the people I follow and I came across
this amazing candy on GRACE her blog.
We have the love for the The Greeting Farm stamps in common.
On the photo you can see a part of the candy, for details please visit her blog.

So if you are interested too, below you can find the rules I have copied from Grace's blog.

So all you need to do is follow these rules...

Here's what you have to do for a chance to win:
1) You must be a follower of my blog
2) leave a comment below the post on my blog in order to qualify to win.
3) post my "Giveaway Icon" on the sidebar of your blog linking back to this post (it would be super if you could post it near the top).
4) and create a blog post about my giveaway on your blog, linking back to this post. 

Hugs Blankina


giovedì 9 gennaio 2014

Daisy in winterwonderland Marianne Design


Hi there, a winter card for you with lots of Marianne Design goodies...
I have used a lot of pieces ( left overs ) of dp and kraft.
I was clearing my crafty desk and got this idea.
The little hearts come from a snowflake die from MD ,
for my it is hard to throw things away..but aren't these cute?

Time flies already January 2014 .
Winter but no snow here in Italy sofar.

Marianne Design goodies used:

stamp Don and Daisy DDS 3325
clearstamp ( snowflakes and text left bottom ) Eline's Winterhuis Let it snow EC  0133
design paper Scandinavian winter PB 7040 , Winterworld PK 9077
craftable die ticket CR 1212
creatables die icestar  LR 0123 , snowflake ( only the hearts ) LR 0185
collectables die torn pages COL 1315

Challenge:

Marianne Design - wintercard with MD goodies

Loves rubberstamps - anything goes

Dutch Card Lovers - restjes scrap papier ( scrap paper left overs )

Crafty Little Fairies - kraft

Hugs Blankina








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