Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Feliz Navidad

Good morning my dear friends. I hope you all had a joyful and peaceful Christmas day with your family and friends.  We went to my parents' house and had a great time with them, my sister, my niece, her hubby and her sweet little boy.  I love watching the younger ones opening their presents and that includes my daughter, who is now 17 years old.  She asked me not to put her presents in gift bags, she wanted them to be wrapped individually, so she can open them as when she was a little girl. I sat down and watched her open the gifts and I enjoyed every minute of it!

Talking about my daughter, I created today's card for her.  She is a dog lover and when I saw the image that came with the Magnolia Ink Christmas edition, I immediately thought of her. It was difficult to find the time to work on it because we are ALWAYS together, so I didn't have a lot of time to play with it and I knew she was also expecting her Christmas card. And here it is.

View from both sides:
Inside of the card:

Details of the sentiment and image:

My card ingredients:
Image: Free Tilda with Puppy that came along with the Magnolia Ink Christmas edition
Markers: Copics
Papers: Maja Design - It's Christmas Time, which I has never used before because they are so gorgeous
 The ribbon , doily and rhinestones are from my stash

One last look at the card:
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under - #178 Anything goes
Tilda's Town - #32 Something Christmas
Lovely hÄnglar or sweet Magnolia - #59 Anything goes
Crazy Amigos - Merry Christmas
Deep Ocean - #41 Santa is coming to town
Pretty Little Ribbon - #17 It's Christmas
Songbirds - #10 Merry Christmas Everybody
There she goes - TSG187 Last minute Christmas
Joanna Sheen - With love at Christmas
Quirky Crafts - #26 Last Minute Christmas

Hugs, Ivonne

Saturday, December 22, 2012

All wrapped up for Christmas

Happy Saturday everyone! First off, I want to "blog-officially" thank Ivonne for the incredibly beautiful Birthday card. I wish all of you could see it in person. I can tell you this much, it left me standing speechless when I opened the box. And that shocked my husband who kept asking: "what is it?" when he saw me eyes wide opened and jaw dropped. She put a lot of work into it! But more importantly, it shows how much love she put into making this card for me, and then later writing such a beautiful post for it. In a world that sometimes can be filled with confusion, pain, sadness, or even anger, I feel so blessed to have her, my soul sister, in my life. From the bottom of my heart: Thank You, Ivonne!

And now for today's card. Isn't he a cutie? I got a little out of my comfort zone and painted random strokes of acrylic white paint over the DP papers, and immediately cover it with some glitter snow just to try something new. He is on his way to the North Pole. And I'm on my way to the store for shopping. Enjoy!

Front view close-up:

Front view:

Inside view:

Detail of image:

Alternate view:
This card was created using a free stamp image from Papercraft Magazine-Crafters Companion: Popcorn the Bear "All wrapped up for Christmas"; DP: KaiserCraft "Christmas Carnival Collection"; also free download paper from Papercraft Magazine; Sizzix Dies: "Square Scallops"; K&Company adhesive border: "Elizabeth Brownd"; snowflakes, sign and other embellishments are from my stash. This image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
A Christmas card: Copic Marker Europe
Challenge #50 - Santa Claus is Coming to Town!: Charisma Cardz Challenges!!!
Challenge 33...Merry Christmas: Craft Us Crazy
It's the HOLIDAYS: Card Makin' Mamas
Challenge #38 - Christmas: The Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
Challenge 47 - Christmas: Dream Valley Challenges
CCH #134 Christmas Time: The Crazy Challenge
JAI 148 - Just Add Christmas: Just Add Ink
Ch#51: December Celebrations: Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges
Challenge #124 - Let It Snow: Raise The Bar Challenge

Happy Holidays, Kathya

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Wishes

Happy Thursday my blogger friends...weekend is almost here! Yay!! This week has gone so fast, but at least I had the chance to complete another Christmas card and for the first time, I am pleased with the finished product. Take a look at it:

Front view:
View from both sides:

A closer look at the image:

Alternate view:

My card ingredients:
Image: Saturated Canary Candy Canes
Markers: Copics
Papers: Bo Bunny Rejoice Collection
 Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Lace & Magnolia Doohickey Snowflake and Mistletoe
Sentiment: Bizzy Becks Digis
The ribbon and rhinestones are from my stash

One last look at the card:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - Y is for you favorite punch (Martha Stewart Doily Lace)
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - #1 Anything goes
Crafting for all seasons - Green and Red plus Glitter/Sparkle
Fab 'n' Funky - #52 Add Ribbon and/or Lace
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #107 Merry Christmas
Simon Says - Merry Christmas!
Stampavie and More - #183 Christmas
Celebrate the occasion - #93 Christmas Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything goes at Christmas
Love Rubberstamps - #31 Merry Christmas!
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Lets Celebrate!

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

For Someone Special

Hello my friends. I hope you are all having a great weekend. Today’s card is a very special one. Kathya’s birthday was back in November 18th and I knew it was going to be difficult to create a card for her, not because she is a difficult person, but because I wanted to express everything I feel for her with a card. I wanted to be something special. She has been right next to me through so many great and no so great moments. She has laughed with me in my happiest moments and she has cried with me when I have been sad and confused. She always knows what to say or when I just need someone to listen. She makes me laugh really hard, we just have to be together, even on the phone, and it is like magic, we laugh! I love when she gets mad at me for no reason, because I know it is because she cares so much about me…  

What can you do for someone like that? What can you do for one of the most special persons in your life? I started thinking what to do and then, I saw a card Dena created for one of her friends, I used it as inspiration. Well, let me just tell you, I started the card about five times, different papers, different colors, different images…OMG, it was really difficult.

And here it is, for you my friend, my soul sister, I hope you had the most incredible birthday ever. Thanks for being my friend, for being part of my life, for always being there for me. I love you dearly!!
Warning: I included a lot of pictures, so you can see all the details.

Front View:

 View from the top:

Inside view from the top:
Details of the 'cake': 
 Inside View:

View from the back:

Card details:
 My card ingredients:
Image: Tilda with birthday present
 Markers: Copics
Papers: Michele R Designs
Flowers: Wild Orchids Crafts
 Punch: Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly
Sentiment: Bizzy Becks Digis
The ribbon, metal charm and pearls are from my stash

One last look at the card:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Totally Gorgeous – #162 For someone special
Really Reasonable Ribbon – #62 Anything goes & ribbon
Papercrafts Junkies – #6 Bingo Board (Ribbons/Pearls/Pink)
Polka Doodles – #50 Birthday at Christmas/Young Adult
Simon Says Stamps – What’s your favorite? (Stamps and Copics)
Cute Card Thursday – So Charming!
In the Pink - #10 Pink and Pearlie!
Flutterby Wednesday – Anything goes (must have a butterfly or fairy)
Stamp n doodle – Something un-usual
Cards & More - #71 Pearls

Hugs and blessings!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Peace and Joy

Good night everyone! I hope you are all doing fine.  These past weeks have been so busy, that I haven't had much time to sit down and do some crafting.  Today, I woke up at 5am to be able to finish this Christmas card and here it is, I hope you enjoy it.


View from the sides:

Detail of the bow and sentiment:
Detail of the image:
My card ingredients:
Image: Mo's Sticky
Markers: Copics
Papers: Bo Bunny Rejoice Collection
Punch: Martha Stewart
Sentiment: Bizzy Becks Digis
The ribbon, charm and rhinestones are from my stash.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Deep Ocean - #40 So this is Christmas
Cupcake Crafts - #222 Merry Christmas
Fashionista - #10 Christmas
Digi Makeover - #66 Sparkle
Hooked on Crafts - #27 Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles - #149 Use the Color Red
Lollipop Crafts - #95 Happy Holidays
Paper Playtime - #90 Christmas Colors
Songbird - #10 Merry Christmas Everybody
Squigglefly - Use traditional Christmas Colors: Red & Green
The Cutie Pie - #33 Cutie Christmas

Sunday, December 2, 2012

And the winners are......

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you are all having a espectacular weekend!  The waiting is over my friends, the winners of our 1st Year Blogiversary are here, yay!!!

The winner of the Spring kit:

#4 Marjorie Lindley
The winner of the autumn kit:

#43 Sonia
The winner of the winter kit:

#31 Regena
Congratulations to all the winners, please send an email to with your details of where to send your prizes.  We really hope you have a lot of fun with them.  Thanks to everyone for their lovely support throughout this year. A big warm hug from both of us!
Kathya & Ivonne

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Another Winter Fairy

Hi everyone and happy Saturday! A few weeks ago, I posted a card using Mo's Winter Fairy Halla, don't you love Mo's images? These fairies are so cute, I couldn't resist creating a card using Winter Fairy Talva.  Please take a look at it.

Front view:

Detail of the cute Talva:
Bell and bow:
View from both sides:

Alternate view:

My card ingredients:
Image: Mo's Winter Fairy Talva
Markers: Copics
Papers: Bearly Mine Freebies
Punches & dies: Martha Stewart,  Spellbinders and Snowflake and mistletoe Doohickey
The bell, ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

One last view:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
CMC - #57 Non traditional Holiday Colors
2 Sisters - #119 Winter Wonderland
52 Christmas card throwdown - November Embellishment (Pearls)
Allsorts - #182 Bring on the Bling
Challenge up your life - #83 1st Snow
Crafty Calendar - Wrap up warm up for winter
Paper Creators Crafts - #1 All about Christmas
Oozak - #8 Winter Vibes
Sparkles - #38 Christmas is coming
Christmas stamping' all year long - To die 4

Hugs, Ivonne

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A masculine birthday card

Last Tuesday was one of my bosses birthday, it was his 51st. I decided to go with a clean and simple card. I don't know why I struggle so much with masculine cards, specially outside of my family circle. So CAS is my to go in a case like this. Hope you like it!

Front View:

Inside View:
Another View:

This card was created using DP: BoBunny "Week-end Market Collection"; Cardstock: DCVW; BoBunny: brads and jewels; Stamp: Inkadinkado "just saying" Happy Birthday clear stamp.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Sentimental Friday "Anything Goes": Lady Anne's Challenges
Challenge 56-Birthdays: Pattie's Creations Design Challenge
Week 46-Square Card with a Round Element: Polka Doodles
Challenge #26-"Use Your Stash"(old birthday sentiment stamp): Simply Create Too
Week 94-Hardware: Less is More
Challenge 158-plain and simple: Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #7-Anything Goes: Challenges 4 Everybody
Challenge 61 Anything Goes: Divas by Design
Challenge 31-Anything Goes: The Squirrel and the Fox
Week 46-Anything Goes: Craft Punked
Smooches, Kathya

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone! Well, the weekend is almost over, I hope you all had a great time with friends and family. And before the weekend ends, I want to share with you a Thanksgiving card. This time I decided to make a gate fold card, following Norma's Gate-Fold with Window Card tutorial. Take a look at it.

Front view:
Inside of the card:
Closer look at Tilda:

Closer looks:

These are my card ingredients:

Image: Tilda with corn from the Turning Leaves collection
Markers: Copics
Papers: BoBunny Apple Cider
Flowers: WOC
Dies: Vintage flowers and leaves, Dragonflies and Doily flowers Magnolia Doohickeys
Ribbon is from my stash

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Tilda's Town - #26 Thanksgiving
Sentimental Sunday: #128 Thanks/Thanksgiving
Stamptacular Sunday - #189 For the love of Tilda
My Sheri Crafts - #98 Give Thanks
Card Making Mamas - Thanksgiving/Thank You
The Poodles Parlor - Thank You
 A Day for Daisies - #57 Atumn Colors
Creative Belli - #156 Harvest/Fruit
Eureka Stamps - Thanksgiving

Hugs, Ivonne