19 luglio 2011

Ehehe late is only a word

Ehhhi my dear guys, what's up?
Yes, yes, you're right, I'm in late, a terrible late, but this last
month has been so full of things to do, so busy, and the hot weather doesn't help (at the time the temperatures are hotter than last time I wrote). Usually, in the middle of the day, about 14-15/2-3 p.m, here in Tuscany we have about 35°c... and it's really hard work, believe me!!
Ok I'm here showing you some of my last projects, firs of all the card for the fourt challenge of Deep Ocean: this time we have chosen RIBBON as theme, so easy, isn't this!?
Ehhhhii miei cari ragazzi, come va?
Sì, sì, avete ragione, sono in ritardo, un terribile ritardo, ma questo ultimo mese è stato così pieno di cose da fare, così occupato, e il tempo caldissimo non aiuta (in questo momento le temperature sono più alte dell'ultima volta che vi ho scritto). Di solito, nella metà del giorno, circa verso le 14-15/2-3 p.m., qui in Toscana abbiamo sui 35°c... ed è davvero dura lavorare, credetemi!!
Ok, sono qui per mostrarvi alcuni dei miei ultimi progetti, prima di tutte la card per il quarto challenge di Deep Ocean; questa volta abbiamo scelto RIBBON come tema, davvero facile, non è così!?

the dictionary defines it as
"rib·bon (rìb'on) n. A narrow strip or band of fine fabric, such
as satin or velvet, finished at the edges and used for trimming, tying, or finishing."
il dizionario lo definisce
"nastro (nà-stro) s.m.
Striscia di tessuto, solitamente usata per guarnizioni e orlature, oppure tutto ciò che, anche se fatto di materiali differenti dal tessuto, si presenta in forma di nastro."

Come on, come on, we want see A LOT of ribbons, everywhere ribbons, so we can bind your fantasy to our heart. We have
Quixotic Paperie as sponsor, a voucher of 10£ as the prize, wow so prescious, everyone loves Q.P.!!
Dai, su, su, vogliamo vedere tantiiissimi nastri, ovunque nastri, così da poter legare la vostra fantasia al nostro cuore. Abbiamo Quixotic Paperie come sponsor e un voucher di 10£ come premio, wow davvero prezioso e allettante, tutti amano Q.P.!!

This wonderful store sits in UK has a lot of beautiful tools and material for scrapbooking, really a good good place where to buy.
So this is my card, full of sun and shining ribbons, hope you like it and other cards made in this last period.
Questo magnifico negozio situato in Inghilterra ha tantissimi strumenti e materiali per lo scrapbooking davvero fantastici, davvero un ottimo ottimo posto dove comprare. Quindi questa è la mia card, piena di sole e splendenti nastri, spero che vi piacerà questa e anche le altre card fatte in questo periodo.

stamps: Some Odd Girl digital stamp Beach Babe Kaylee
(bought for this occasion :D)
American Crafts's alphabet cinnamon foam letters, red gems, My Mind's Eye's baby-blue ribbon fromt the set Wild Asparagus, an old gold satin ribbon found ot home used around the card to remember the sunshine rays, summery flowers and copics for the colouring.
papers and cardstock: yellow cardstock, Fancy Pants's Rusted Sun for the red base and My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary for the yellow pois papers.

This card partecipates to:
Digi Design House - Summer
BunnyZoeCrafts - Fun in the Sun
Creative Stamp Friends - Summer
Karens Doodles - Get in shape
KB Cute Monday - Use a digital stamp
Lexi's Creations - At the beach
All Sorts Challenge - Free and easy (everyone could find relax on the beach, under a warm sun, with the feet in the fresh water, with the company of a good book, isn't this?)
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Summerfun
Paper Playtime - Summer
Stamps & Fun Creativity - Digi stamp
Dream Valley Challenge - Summer theme
One Stitch At A Time - Flowers
Scrappy Frogs Cha. Blog - Summer flowers
Delightful Inspiration - Let's go to the beach!
Simply Less Is More - Circles
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Holidays
CardAndScrap - Punch/Dies
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings - Cool it!
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Beach theme
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Holiday/Vacation
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Dots (we can consider the suns, the round card, the gems and the pois paper as dots, right?)
Top Tip Tuesday - Shaped card
Timbroscrapmania - Al mare/ At the sea

I must admit it, for the previous DO challenge I didn't post my card for the incredible number of commitments I had, so I'm going to show you just now what I made... will you forgive me? *sweet eyes*
In that occasion the theme was CARD: I need fresh air and low temperatures (with the hot sun shining all the day, you can understand me... uff!!), so I decided to create a Christmas project, all red and joyful. Ok, it was effortlessly, I love red and I love create everything in this colour... yes, judge, I'm guilty!! :D
I distress the sides as thought it is an old card, but inside I used a modern deisgn, for give it contrast... So, what do you think?
Devo ammetterlo, per il precedente DO challenge non ho pubblicato la mia card per l'incredibile numero di impegni che ho avuto, quindi ve la mostrerò adesso quel che ho realizzato... mi perdonerete? *occhioni dolci*
In quella occasione il tema era CARD: avevo bisogno di aria fresca e basse temperature (con il sole caldissimo che brilla tutto il giorno, potete capirmi... uff!!), quindi ho deciso di creare un progetto natalizio, tutto rosso e pieno di gioia. Ok, devo ammettere che non c'è stato nessuno sforzo, amo il rosso e adoro creare qualunque cosa in questo colore... sì, giudice, sono colpevole!! :D
Ho distressato i lati come se fosse una vecchia card, ma all'interno ho usato un desgin modern, per dargli un po' di contrasto... Allora, che ne pensate?

stamps: Tickled Pink Stamps digi Lil Birthday Kellita.
tartan ribbon, white satin ribbon, red gems, felt punched star, flowers and copics for the colouring.
papers and cardstock: craft, Magnolia's Vintage Christmas and Maja Design's Fröjdefull Jul.

This card partecipates to:
Bearly-Mine Challenges - Tag you're it!
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas in July
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Wish upon a star!
OLLCB - Tag it!
Paper Creations Ink - Christmas in July
Christmas Inspirations - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in July
2 Sisters - Christmas in July
Crafty Emma - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Seeing stars

Another card made about two weeks ago for a commission... I had a lot of fun to colours this beautiful little fairy with blueberry, violet, lavender colour!! It's a bit simple maybe, but I believe that all those colours fill the eyes, they're really... uhmm "dense". The hearty pin (in this photo seems red, but I coloured it, it should be violet) gives a touch of sweetness, even if all the card is so delicate and lovely for itself. The flowers, obviusly, can't miss in my cards, especially in fairy project: for me
these magical characters fly all the day in floral landscapes, like busy bees, having fun, joking, loving life and nature. Yes, I know, it's a childish thought, but I believe in fairies... After all, Peter Pan says that fairies born from childreen smile, and die everytime a baby says that they don't exist, and I don't want this ;)
Un'altra card fatta circa due settimane fa per una commissione... Mi sono divertita un sacco a colorare questa bellissima fatina con colori che vanno dal mirtillo, al viola, al lavanda!! E' un po' simpliciotta forse, ma io credo che tutti questi colori riescono a riempire l'occhio, sono molto... uhmm... "densi". Lo spillone a forma di cuore (in questa foto sembra rosso, ma l'ho colorato, dovrebbe esser viola) da un tocco di dolcezza, anche se tutta la card è così delicata e adorabile per se stessa. I fiori, ovviamente, non possono mancare nelle mie card, specialmente nei progetti fatati: per me questi magici personaggi volano tutto il giorno in paesaggi floreali, come api operose, divertendosi, scherzando, amando la vita e la natura. Sì, lo so, è un pensiero infantile, ma io credo nelle fate... Dopotutto, Peter Pan dice che le fate nascono dal sorriso dei bambini, e muoiono ogni volta che uno di questi dice che non esistono, e io non voglio certo questo ;)

stamps: The Greeting Farm Flutter Anya.
details: organza
ribbon, heart pin, red gems, pearls, Crystal Stickles, flowers and copics for the colouring.
papers and cardstock: violet and white cardstock, paper from KaiserCraft Magic Happens Collection (tag from the same set).

This card partecipates to:
Copic Creations Challenge - Pastel colours
The Stamping Boutique - Cool Colours
iCopic - Pastel colours
Gingerloft Challenge - Make it sparkle!
Make It Colourful - Colouring hair in unnatural colours

Little Claire's Designs - Things With Wings
Sugar Creek Hollow - Wing Things

It's the last, it's the last, DON'T WORRY, I promise, it's the last! This is another commission, with the sexy Devil Anya from TGF; I used for the layout an old sketch found on the web, I like so much so I decided to use for this card... Isn't it grunge? I like especially the touch of old and vintage given from distressed sides and papers.
Ok, and this is all, hope you like what I showed you, it isn't a post, it's a book!! ahahah sorry for this loooong reading but I had different things to publicate. Ok... SEE U SOON!!
E' l'ultima, è l'ultima, NON VI PREOCCUPATE, lo prometto, è l'ultima! Questa è un'altra commissione, con la sexy Devil Anya di TGF; ho usato per il layoutun vecchio sketch trovato in rete, mi piaceva così tanto che ho deciso di usarlo per questa card... Non vi sembra decisamente grunge? Mi piace particolarmente il tocco di vecchio e vintage dato da le carte e i lati distressati.
Ok, e questo è tutto, spero che vi sia piaciuto ciò che vi ho mostrato, questo non è un post, è un libro!! ahahah scusate per questa lunga lettura ma avevo diverse cose da pubblicare. Ok... CI VEDIAMO PRESTO!!

stamps: The Greeting Farm digi Hallo Shedevil.
red gems, string, Basic Grey black pearls, Tim Holtz tag, Tim Holtz distresser, red button and copics for the colouring.
papers and cardstock: white, brown and cream cardstock, paper from Basic Grey Curio Paper Pad.

This card partecipates to:
SirStampalot - Anything Goes
Clear It Out Tuesday - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
Bling It On - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes


70 commenti:

  1. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.

  2. Gorgeous cards and fantastic colouring.
    Denise (TSB GDT)

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  4. All your flowers in the fairy card are lovely, it is like shes flying in a floral landscape. Just love your Lavender hues.

  5. Elena... Your Christmas Card is just gorgeous! I love your coloring and the layout is awesome! Wow, your embellishments just make it perfect! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week! Happy Creating! Sara

  6. WOW! these cards are alll gorgeous!
    love them, and gonna have to get those digis ;)
    Thank you so much for joining us at Clear It Out

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  8. Wow! You have been busy. A 'wicked' card for our challenge !!! Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

  9. such a lot of gorgeous cards,
    so very special.
    Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge.
    Hugs Chris xx

  10. That Flutter Anya is absolutely adorable! Great job with the cool color challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique.

  11. Beautiful cards...wow, you have been busy..Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. Oh, Elena!
    This is some awesome cards! And so many, they´re amazing all of them :) Love it that they are so diffrent from each other but you can still see your cool and yet romantic style in all of them. I must say: I truly adore the most recent one for DOC: Such a splendid idea on how to use ribbon! A great inspiration for our entrants.:)


  13. Fabulous Christmas card, love the LO, image and your embellies. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Suzi x

  14. Lovely set of cards!
    Thanks for playing at The crafty Pad this week for our Christmas in July challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  15. They are all beautiful--you are very natural at digi coloring.
    Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime.
    Krista, guest designer

  16. Gorgeous cards, your colouring is stunning
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  17. Fabulous 'holiday' card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  18. Elena, your beach card is lovely, what a fun image and you have added such wonderful flowers! Just a great card. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this week!

  19. All of these are gorgeous but I especially LOVE the Beach Ribbon card you've entered into our challenge! That image is awesome and the colours you have used are fab!

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Shaped Card' Challenge this week and Good Luck :)

    Carol x

  20. So many cute cards here.. You are very talented. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  21. Fun and cute all in one, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  22. Mi stavo preoccupando... poi ho pensato: ma sarà andata in vacanza?!
    ed invece no anzi ti sei data ben da fare ^__^
    Le tue card sono bellissime e riesco a vedere quanto sei migliorata nel colorare, ormai non ti batte più nessuno... BRAVISSIMA!!
    Ti abbraccio forte.

  23. what an amazing card,stunning colouring,beautiful layout and perfect embellies....i just love it
    thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
    tracey x

  24. Innanzitutto grazie per aver trovato il tempo di passare da me :)
    Il sole della prima card è un'idea semplicemente geniale! Il nastro e la stella della seconda fanno molto Natale, la terza ha dei colori che potrei ammirare per ore e l'ultima...l'ultima è "diabolica" ;)
    Ciao ciao

  25. Ciao cara Elena, ma quanti lavori hai postato? Non sei certo stata con le mani in mano, nonostante il caldo! Non saprei dirti quale mi piace di più, lo sai che adoro tutto ciò che fai...il timbrino some odd della prima comunque è davvero adorabile e geniale l'idea di usare i nastrini come i raggi del sole!

    Per la fustella della Magnolia, basta andare sul sito di BA (Timbroscrapmania), l'ho presa da lei, si chiama "Leaf and Swirl", sono due fustelle da usare con la big shot, foglia e ghirigoro, appunto. Io la trovo molto utile e versatile, vedrai come ti ci divertirai!!!

    Un grande abbraccio, Fra.

  26. This is a gorgeous creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck!

  27. oh wow what an amazing summer creation ~beautifully made!!
    thanks for joining us on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS!!
    vanessa xx

  28. Wow! these are some cards!! ... I love the "shore" card ... beautifully done with the ribbon ... many thanks for playing along at CCCB

  29. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!

  30. What super creations! I love how you've incorporated the star element. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake this week and good luck. x

  31. FAb christmas card (and others)! Thanks for joining in at the Crazy Challenge this week. Hugs Pam

  32. Your purple fairy card is so pretty. I love the floral spray and the doily peeking out. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  33. Ciao Elena finalmente vedo i tuoi ultimi lavori!!!
    Passa nel mio blog ho un premio per te!!!
    Un bacione.

  34. Wow this is an absolutely fabulous project and its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 143 Holidays I hope you join us again next week,

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.

  35. I love this image :) Your card is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine......


  36. Hi

    Wow, what an amazing selection of cards!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entrant. Make sure you mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

    Michelle :o)

  37. Una più bella dell'altra, ma la prima è decisamente la mia preferita.

  38. great cards, thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles and good luck
    Anne x

  39. Your cards are all lovely but I am biased towards your entry for Ooh-la -la this week. LOve the distressing, the tag and i am a sucker for flowers and yours are stunning.
    Good luck with the heat and the challenges

  40. WOW Elena, these are all amazing. I love them all. Your colouring is fabulous & your ideas & the details are all stunning. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie xx

  41. the sun girl card is so lovely, the idea with the ribbon is great

  42. Wow! All of your cards are gorgeous, but that Odd Girl one is absolutely fabulous and beachy, Elena! Thanks for playing in my "Let's go to the BEACH!" challenge at D2D! Hope to see a wondeful creation from you again in the near future!
    Aloha, Kim Mc
    D2D DT

  43. This is lovely,so pretty and perfect for our Christmas Challenge this week at The Crafty Pad. Thank you for sharing and playing along with us and we hope to see you again next Sunday! Good luck in the draw!

  44. All cards are fantastic!!! Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell

  45. Beautiful! All of them. I think the sunshine was is my fav. Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  46. Gorgeous Christmas card. I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. I hope to see you again on the next challenges.

  47. Wonderful cards! Your circle one caught my eye in an Inlinz at Tip Top Tuesday!

  48. Your cards are all gorgeous, Elena! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  49. Wonderful card, just love it
    Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

  50. Wow i just love your blog...your latest cards are all fantasic, thanks for joining us at bling it on this month.
    Shell x

  51. Fantastic creation
    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month
    and good luck!


  52. gorgeous cards Elena, love them all, love the colourvarities
    thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week

  53. Gorgeous creations, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  54. A lovely 'wings' card. Excellent colouring and layout. Pretty embelishments.

    Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge. Grazie!

  55. Such FANTABULOUS work!! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

  56. WOW!!! Elena, these are all so beautiful and fun! Your colouring is so amazing - so jealous of your skills honey!!!

  57. beautiful set of cards,and such great detail too,bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week hugs cherylxxxx

  58. WoW! Amazing cards! I think the top one is my favorite with all of that pretty yellow ribbon! Your coloring is amazing also! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings challenge!
    I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!

    True :D

  59. Visto che questo è il 64° commento non so se arriverai a leggerlo...Da me ti aspetta un premio :))

  60. Tutte deliziose le tue card!
    grazie di aver partecipato al challenge di TSM!
    a presto

  61. ciao elena ma sono bellissime
    a presto
    xoxo BA

  62. dimenticavo grazie dia ver partecipato a TSM
    xoxo BA

  63. I am so glad you stopped by my blog and left such a kind comment! I love your work! So fun and sassy!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer Ferrell

  64. Ciao cara, nel mio blog c'è una sorpresina per te, gira il premio solo se ti va, non mi offendo di certo!
    Baci, Fra.

  65. eccomi di nuovo Elena! scusa il ritardo con cui ti rispondo ma ero in vancanza! la rete di iuta io l'avevo trovata un paio di anni fa da un fioraio.gli avevo chiesto il favore di darmene un pezzetto! sapevo mi sarebbe tornata utile:-)
    p.s. non trovo il tuo indirizzo email

  66. what a fantastic collection of cards

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

  67. Hi!
    Wow, so many great projects! You rock!
    Your tag looks gorgeous and your card as well. Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge and sorry for this late comment. Hope to see you again next time :).

    Hugs, Natascha

  68. That's a beautiful card and I love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

    Helen x

  69. simply lovely, so cute pictures I remember when I was a kid and I enjoy all this kind of things