Sunday, 23 June 2013

Paying the Love Forward....The Liebster Blog Award

Guess what?
My little blog has been nominated for a very special award!!

Some BLOG love in the form of the Liebster Award.
 I am honoured!

Thank you so much lovely Amy from Sugar Bucket Ink for nominating me!
You can see her post here.

To accept the award, you need to thank the person who gave it to you and link back to their blog.
Post the award on your blog. Give the award to five other bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
Write a comment on their blog to let them know they have been nominated.

It was  hard to choose only five amongst so many wonderful blogs that I love to visit.
Here are the five amazing ladies I would like to honour with this award:-






Please, visit their fabulous blogs for tons of inspiration!!

Thank you again Amy for thinking of me : )
The papercrafting community is such a wonderful place to be!






Monday, 27 May 2013

Woo-hoo! Card

Hi my friends!
I'm here to post my third card of the week.
This one was super fun to make and is my kind of thing!
Love-love-love paper piecing those cute Lawn Fawn critters.
I tried to make it clean and simple by not adding too many images 
and just a simple sentiment.
And boy oh boy do I like this shade of blue!



Ola colegas crafteiras e crafteiros!
Hoje estou postando o meu terceiro cartao da semana.
Amei fazer este aqui pois tem tudo do que mais gosto,
paper-piecing (usar varios papeis decorados para fazer o colorido dos carimbos)
Tentei com muito esforco faze-lo clean and simple
colocando somente algumas imagens e um sentimento bem simples.
Gente, voces acham que eu gosto deste tom de azul??
Sera'....



Materials used:
Stamps from Lawn Fawn
Cardstock and Patterned Papers from SSS Card Kit
Inks from Stampin'Up and Ranger

Challenges:

I hope that you had fun : )

Thanks for stopping by
xx

Sunday, 26 May 2013

I Love You Card

This is my second card.
All made using the May Card Kit from SSS

Aqui esta o meu segundo cartao.
Todinho feito com o Card Kit da Simon Says Stamps do mes de Maio.





Materials Used:
May Card Kit from SSS
Ink from Ranger
Floss from Lawn Fawn
Glittery Paper from StampinUp

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!
xx


Capture The Moment Card


Hello my friends!!
I'm still here!!
Had a bit of rest from my blog.... and from work too.
Recovering from a bad chest infection.
So happy to be crafting again!!

I have made 3 cards today and they all have one thing in common
-they show a little bit of the inside.

On this post you'll see my first card.



Ola!
Fiquei um tempinho longe do meu blog...e do meu trabalho tambem.
Recuperando de uma infeccao respiratoria
que me derrubou.
Estou super feliz de estar de volta!!

Fiz 3 cartoes hoje e todos tem uma coisa em comum
-eles mostram um pouquinho da parte interna do cartao.

Aqui neste post voce vai ver o primeiro deles.


 "Capture The Moment" hmm....sounds familiar : )
I'm in love with the stamps from Avocado Arts.
My favourite ink has to be Jet Black from Archival Ink.




Materials used:
Stamps from Avocado Arts, PTI, Simon Says Stamps
Inks PTI and Ranger's Archival ink Jet Black
Cardstock and Patterned Papers from SSS card kit
Glittery Paper from StampinUp

This card is participating on the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps & Show Challenge- Favorite Ink - Ranger's Archival Ink Jet Black

Thanks for stopping by : )

xx

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Be The Star That You Are Meant To Be Card

Hello Crafty Friends!
Enjoying the long weekend?
Here's my card.
A masculine one this time.
Used the ink blowing technique....easy and effective!
Just a drop of ink and a straw to create a design by blowing the ink to the direction you want.
The sentiment was heat-embossed in black on to a strip of vellum paper.



Ola pessoal!!
Estamos aqui aproveitando este feriadao de Maio!
E aqi esta' o meu cartao....desta vez um masculino pra' variar.
Usei a metodo da tinta e do canudinho....muito facil e o efeito e' muito legal!
Apenas pingue uma gota de tinta no papel e com um canudinho 
voce assopra a tinta na direcao desejada,
criando assim um design interessante.
O sentimento foi carimbado com estampagem a quente (heat- embossing) numa tira de papel vegetal.


 All the stars were  heat-embossed in white on to a dark blue cardstock.


Materials Used:
Stamps from PTI
Cardstocks from Studio Calico Card Kit
Inks by Stampin'up

My Challenges are:

Thanks for stopping by.
xx

Sunday, 28 April 2013

I Thought of You...Card

Hello!
I'm here with my second card of the week!
This was so much fun to make...
Creating a little scenery on my cards is my favourite thing to do!!
Isn't this little birdie adorable?
The picture doesn't show really well but, 
I have spritzed some grey ink on the "moon" to give it some colour.



Oi gente!
Estou aqui com o meu segundo cartao da semana.
Adorei fazer este aqui...gosto muito de criar cenarios nos meus cartoes.
Acho que e' a coisa que mais gosto de fazer com as minhas criacoes.
Voces nao acham esse passarinho a coisa mais fofa?
A foto nao mostra muito bem mas,
eu esborrifei tinta cinza na 'lua' para dar uma cor a ela.

 The card picture shows a bright blue, but in real life it's more of a green-blue.
All the blues and greys were pretty much based on the Mood Board by WPlus9 Challenge.

It was very sunny this morning when I was taking the pics....




Materials Used:
Stamps from WPlus9, Lawn Fawn
Dies from Sizzix
Inks from Rangers
Spritzer from Stampin'Up
Markers from Stampin'Up
Patterned Papers and Cardstocks from SSS Card Kit


My challenges are:

I hope that you liked my cards this week!
Have a blessed week.

Thanks for stopping by
xx



Hello You Card

Hello Friends!!
I've been very busy with my work lately and I am finding it quite hard
to find the time to craft... : (
I know....we all have busy lives!..
Somehow, I managed to make my cards for this week.
My first card is this one using the perfect pearls on the background.
I didn't want the card to look too dark
so, I decided to show only part of the dotty background.
I've added a bit of dimension to the cream panels and
to the trees as well.
I love my dimensional adhesives!
For my card base, I've used craft cardstock.
I think any card looks great with craft cardstock base, don't you?
I hope you like it.



Ola pessoal!!
Eu ando meio atolada de trabalho esses dias e estou achando dificil encontrar
tempo para brincar com os meus papeis.... : (
Eu sei...todos temos vidas corridas!...
Mas...consegui terminar os meus cartoes desta semana! 
Esse meu primeiro teve o background (fundo) dele feito com 'perfect pearls'.
Tem um video que explica a tecnica no link da PTI no final deste post.
E' um video em ingles,mas se voce tiver alguma duvida, terei o maior prazer em ajudar : )

Nao queria que o cartao ficasse muito escuro, entao decidi expor somente parte do
background de bolinhas.
Coloquei dimensao nos paineis e nas arvores.
Adoro os adesivos dimensionais!
A base do cartao foi feita com cartao de cor craft (natural)
Eu acho que qualquer cartao fica legal com essa cor como base, nao acham?
Espero que gostem.

The tree with the heart looks white in the photo, but it's actually light-blue.
I guess I didn't get the best light for my photos today....sorry about that.


On the inside...a little heart.
 Can you tell I love hearts?....

Materials used:
Stamps from PTI,Lawn Fawn
Dies from PTI
Patterned Papers and Cardstock from Studio Calico Card Kit
Inks by Stampin'Up and Versamark
Black embosing powder
Perfect Pearls by Cosmic Shimmer
Lawn Fawn Trimmings
Glittery Papers by Stampin'Up and American Crafts
Gazillions of dimensional adhesives from Stampin'Up


This card is participating in the following fun challenges:

Thanks for visiting my blog.
xx


Sunday, 21 April 2013

Flying By To Say Hi Card

Hi there,
Because my theme this week is cityscape,
I have my second card here for you.
My card was inspired by the colourful houses in Murano-Italy.

I have heat embossed the house images and then coloured it  with my
Stampin'Up markers.
Gotta love those markers...
they got the prettiest colours you can think of!
This stamp set from Lawn Fawn (Flying By) was a gift
If you are in the UK check them out,
they have a great selection of hard to get stamps!



Ola!
Como o meu tema esta semana e' cidade,
estou postando aqui o meu segundo cartao .
A inspiracao foram as casa coloridas de Murano na Italia.

Desta vez, eu carimbei a imagem de cidade com embossing ink e depois
passei embossing powder branca.
Em seguida, pintei com as canetinhas da Stampin'Up.
As cores dessas canetinhas sao do outro mundo!!Lindas!!
Esse carimbo de aviaozinho de papel, foi um presente da querida Louise do Make The Day Special.
Se voce mora em UK,
vale a pena checar o shop dela,pois tem uma variedade de carimbos que sao
dificeis de achar por aqui!

.
 Again, the embossed dies cut alphas are on the inside of the card.

Materials Used:
Stamps from Lawn Fawn, Studio Calico Scrapbook Kit
Dies from Paper Smooches, Wplus9
Inks from Rangers
Colouring Pens from Stampin'Up
Patterned Papers Cardstocks from Simons Says Stamps Card Kit and my stash

This card is participating in the following happy challenges:

I hope you have enjoyed your time here : )
A fun sunny week for you!

Thanks for stopping by.
xx

"Under The Weather?" Card

Hello Friends!
I hope that you are enjoying this sunny weekend!

My card today was made using those cute houses from Claudine Hellmuth's stamp set.
Love all her stamps!!
Have all her stamps..... : )
And she is my inspiration for this card.



Ola amigas!
Estao aproveitando bem este final de semana lindo?

O meu cartao de hoje foi feito com esses carimbos fofos de casinhas da Claudine Hellmuth.
Adoro os carimbos dela!!
Coleciono todos eles... : )



 I've used the embossing die cut alphas on the inside of the card.
The sentiment on my stamp set needed little alterations so...
 some word collage going on as well..
It's a bit of messy looking,but 
I like it : )

Materials Used:
Stamps from PTI, Claudine Hellmuth
Dies from PTI, Memory Box
Patterned Papers Cardstock from SSS Card Kit and my stash

My card is participating in some fun challenges:

Thanks for stopping by.
xx

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Thank You For Your Kindness Card

Hello, hello!!
My last card for today.
I have this tea cup stamp set from PTI for quite a while and thought
it was perfect for this card.
Again, I've use the watercoloring over embossed images technique on the background.
It's a great way of making your own patterned paper with stamps
that you already have.



Hello,hello!!
Meu terceiro cartao desta semana.
Tenho esse carimbo de xicaras faz um tempinho e achei que seria perfeito
para este cartao.
Usei a tecnica de aquarela sobre a imagem carimbada com embossing powder
para o fundo.
E' uma maneira excelente de fazer o seu proprio papel decorado
usando os carimbos que voce ja' possui.





Materials used:
Stamps from PTI and WPlus9
Card Stock from Stampin'up
Inks from Stampin'Up


With this card I am participating on the following great challenges:



Have lots of sunshine every day : )

Thanks for stopping by.
xx


Find Your Happy Every Day Card

  Hello crafty friends!
Here's my second card.
Again, flowers....lots of flowers!!
The embossing and watercoloring technique was fun to do.
(check the video from PTI in the link @ the end of this post)
I don't own one of those watercoloring pens so, I used paint brushes from Claudine Hellmuth.
It's a messy job, 
but if you don't mind a little bit of inky mess
you'll love to try this one!



Ola amigas criativas!
Aqui esta' o meu segundo cartao de hoje.
Flores....muitas flores!!
Essa tecnica de embossing/aquarela foi divertidissima.
Eu nao tenho uma daquelas super canetas de aquarela , entao usei o meu velho pincel.
Faz uma sujeira danada,
mas se voce nao se importa de um pouco de tinta espalhada pela sua mesa
voce vai gostar desta tecnica.
(Tem um video explicativo no link da PTI no final deste post)



Materials Used:
Card Stock and Patterned Papers from Simon Says Stamps Card Kit
Stamps from Papertrey Ink and Simons Says Stamps April 2013 Card Kit
Inks from Stampin'Up
Glittery Paper from Stampin'Up


Also this card is participating in the following fun challenges:

Thanks for visiting.
xx


This Card Is One Big Hug

Hello Friends!
It's a beautiful morning here in London!Yaaay!!
A bit windy though....it was hard to take photos of my cards...
but after lots (and lots!) of fails
here they are : )

My first one is this bird card.
Love this die from Marianne Designs and I'll have some more projects coming up using them.
The stamp set from Simon Says Stamps April Card Kit is why I love this kit every month!!
Makes the kit so much more special!!
I love the little elements on this set,
like this little flower I've used in my card.




Ola amigas!
Esta' uma manha linda hoje!
Porem, ventando muito.....foi dificil pra' tirar as fotos dos meus cartoes...nao paravam de pe'!
Voavam looonge!...
Mas, depois de muitas tentativas
eles estao aqui : )

Meu primeiro cartao e' este aqui, com um passarinho.
Eu adoro passarinhos nos meus cartoes!
Este aqui e' da Marianne Design.
Os carimbos sao da Simon Says Stamps Kit de Abril e a razao pela qual eu amo esse kit todos os meses!!
Gosto muito dos pequenos elementos do set,como esta florzinha que esta' no bico do passarinho.



And the same little flower on the inside.
I like to think that the bird left the flower there : )

Materials Used:
Card stock and Patterned Papers from Simon Says Stamps April Card Kit
Stamps from Simon Says Stamps April Card Kit
Dies from Marianne Design and Simon Says Stamps
Inks from Stampin'Up
Glitter from Martha Stewart


This card is participating in the following inspiring challenges:

I had so much fun making this card!
My next card will be on the next post and you are more than welcome to visit : )



Thanks for stopping by.
xx

Friday, 5 April 2013

Happy Everything Card

Hi friends!
I have another card this week.
I just love this collage with stamps technique!
If you have a happy amount of stamps then, this is a good one for you to try.



Ola amigas!
Estou aqui com mais um cartao.
Como podem ver, gostei muito desta tecnica de colagem com carimbos.
Se voce tiver uma boa quantidade de carimbos, entao essa e' uma otima pra' voce se divertir.



Materials used:
Stamps from PTI, Stampin'Up, Simon Says Stamps,My Cute Stamps
Cardstock from Studio Calico Card Kit
Dies from PTI
Glittery paper from Stampin'Up
Patterned Paper from my stash

This card is taking part on the following inspiring challenges:

I have to say, I am so thankful for all the comments 
and new followers I've got this week!!
Really, you make my day with every single one.
Thank you.


Have a lovely weekend
full of sunshine.
xx


Thursday, 4 April 2013

Happy Birthday Card For My Son

Hello friends!
Can you believe we had snow today here in London?
I know, it's crazy!
Well...a pretty busy day too...
lots of work deadlines and
I even managed (somehow!) to make a birthday card for my son!
We celebrated in a brazilian restaurant he loves 
and it was sooo good to eat some of our favourite food in the whole wide world!!
Now I am here thinking how am I going to burn all these calories tomorrow : (  

So here's my card.
I've used the stamp collage technique.
It is so much fun to mix various stamps to create a background!
You start to look at stamps in a different way....




Ola amigas!
Voces acreditam que nevou hoje aqui em Londres?
Loucura nao?
nao me lembro de ter passado tanto frio assim em toda minha vida.
Foi um dia super corrido tambem...
muitos prazos de entrega de trabalho 
e mesmo assim, eu ainda consegui fazer este cartao de aniversario para o meu filho!
Fomos celebrar num restaurante brasileiro e degustamos a melhor comida deste mundo!!
Coxinha, pastel e pao de queijo!
Yumm

Aqui esta' o cartao do aniversariante de hoje.
Usei a tecnica de colagem com carimbos.
Super legal misturar varios carimbos para criar uma estampa!
Faz a gente olhar para eles de uma forma diferente....


 A bit of glossy accents to highlight the stamped stars.


Materials used:
Stamps from WPlus9, PTI and Stampin'Up
Dies from Simon Says Stamps
Cardstock from Studio Calico Card Kit
Inks from Stampin'Up

This card is participating on the following fun challenges:


It's nice when I can make a card for someone I love.
It's priceless!

Thanks for stopping by.
xx


Saturday, 30 March 2013

Love You Forever Card

Hello,hello!!...
My last one for today.
An elegant card.
As I work with wedding accessories, I do like to make more elegant cards sometimes....
I love cutsie , but I like elegant too.
On this one, I have used the same watercolour stamping plus embossing technique.
I think this medallion stamp from Stampin'Up is perfect for the job, don't you?
I went for delicate pink/white/grey because....
they are so chic together!!



Sou eu de novo!!..
Meu ultimo de hoje.
Um cartao elegante.
Como eu trabalho com acessorios para noivas (sim, eu faco tiaras,arranjos,etc..)
eu gosto de fazer cartoes elegantes de vez em quando...
Adoro o cuti-cuti, mas gosto tambem do elegante.
Neste cartao, use a mesma tecnica de carimbar com aquarela e 
carimbar com embossing powder por cima.
Esse carimbo de medalhao e' perfeito para essa tecnica voces nao acham?
Fui de pink/branco/cinza porque...
eles sao chiqueterrimos juntos!!




Materials used:
Stamp from Stampin'Up and PTI
Cardstock from Stampin'Up
Glittery Paper from Stampin'Up
Inks fro Rangers and Stampin'Up
Ribbon from my stash


This carsd is participating on the following happy challenges:


I hope that you had a good time here!

Thanks for stopping by.
xx




Sunshine To My Soul Card


It's me again,
 with my second card for today!

I have used the technique of heat emboss stamping over watercoloured image.
You can see this technique over to PTI blog.
(link in the end of this post)
The photo doesn't show really good but, 
those white fluffy things in the garden are actually cute little light blue flowers!
I promise you they look really pretty in real life : )



Ola'!
Agora e' a vez do meu segundo cartao de hoje.
Usei a tecnica de carimbar a imagem com aquarela e em seguida, carimbar a 
mesma imagem com embossing powder branca.
Essa tecnica esta' bem explicada no video da PTI
(o link esta' no final desta postagem)

A foto nao mostra muito bem mas, 
essas coisinhas brancas,meio fofas que aparecem perto da cerca branca
sao flores azul-claro bem pequenas!
Sao flores muito delicadas e eu prometo a voces,
sao muito lindas a olho nu : )





Materials used:
PTI stamps
Cardstocks from Studio Calico Card Kit
Dies from Die-namics
Ink from Rangers and Stampin'Up

With this card I am participating in the following fun challenges:


Thanks for stopping by.
xx

What's Up Card


Hello Friends!!
How are you spending your long weekend off?
I know what I am going to be doing A LOT....
Crafting!!
My studio is my sanity.
Better than therapy!

So, let me show you my cards for this week.
My first one is this fun card.
I have used the new circle dies from Simon Says Stamps and the giraffe image from
Avery Elle.
This stamp set is too cute!
I had to make a little surgery on her neck to accomplish my design and 
for  a bit of fun!




Ola amigas!
Como estao aproveitando este longo feriado?
Eu sei o que estarei fazendo a maior parte do meu tempo...
Cartoes, albums enfim, crafting!!
Meu studio e' a minha sanidade.
Muito melhor do que terapia, nao acham?

Entao, vou postar alguns dos cartoes que fiz ontem.
Meu primeiro e' este aqui, 
muito divertido de fazer.
O carimbo da girafa e' adoravel.
Tive que fazer uma cirurgia no pescoco dela, para acomodar o meu design
e tambem porque a mensagem do cartao fica mais divertida!






I know, I know
.... I couldn't resist to add a little glittery star to the inside...


Materials used :
Stamps from Avery Elle
Dies from Simon Says Stamps and Die-namics
Card stock from Studio Calico Card Kit


This card is participating in the following fun challenge:



Thanks for visiting my blog.

xx




Sunday, 24 March 2013

Happy Spring Card 2

And this is my last card for this week.
I have used the inked background on embossed image.
Then, I paper pieced some bits of the flower to add some dimension 
to the top of the card.

I really love this stamp set fro PTI.


E este e' o meu ultimo cartao da semana.
Usei a mesma tecnica de esponjeamento sobre embossed image.
*pra' quem nao conhece essa tecnica, eu posso fazer um post explicando com detalhes
e' so pedir*
Depois, recortei partes da imagem e aderi sobre a flor para dar dimensao na parte superior do cartao.

Adoro esse carimbo da PTI.



Material used:
Stamps from PTI and Paper Smooches
Inks from Rangers and Stampin'Up
Memory Box Die
Cardstocks from Simon Says Stamps ard Kit



I have submited this card to the following challenges:


I hope that you had fun!
I had a blast making my cards and participating in the challenges.
Have a lovely week,full of sunshine!

xx


Happy Spring Card


This is a card that came to be after a mistake.
My initial idea was to die cut the butterfly and use only the negative part of it,
but the cardstock was too thick for the die
and didn't cut the body of the butterfly.
So, I used the mistake for my benefit and changed my design a bit.


Este cartao aconteceu depois de um erro.
Na verdade, eu queria cortar a borboleta e utilizar somente o negativo dela mas,
como o papel era muito grosso, o die nao cortou o corpo
da borboleta.
Entao, usei essa falha em meu beneficio
e mudei o design do cartao so' um pouquinho.




I like that, the body is embossed and you can still see it.






The same die on the front of the card was used on the inside
and with a little alteration it became 
a flower!



Materials used:
Paper Smooches Stamp
Memory Box Die
Quick Cuts Die
Cardstocks from Simon says Stamps Card Kit
Patterned Papers from my Stash


With this card I am Participating in the following fun challenges:
Online Card Classes Student Gallery- Day3 Hard To Use Use Bold Patterns



Thank you for visiting my blog.
xx