domenica 23 febbraio 2014

Liebster Blog

Liebster Blog Award

Thanks so much to Wesens Art for nominating me for the 
Liebster Blog Award!


Here are the rule of the nomination: 
1. Be sure to thank the blog that nominated you and be sure to link back to their blog. 
2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you. 
3. Nominate 11 of you favorite blogs with under 500 followers and ask your own 11 questions. 
4. Make sure to let each blogger know about your Liebster Blog nomination on their blog (leave a comment and link back to your Liebster Blog post). 

And here are the 11 questions from Wesens Art: 
1. Why did you start blogging? 
reply: Just a few years ago...but I do not have all that much time to blog, alas.
2. What was the craziest thing you've ever done in your life? 
reply: I have not done it yet :)
3. What are the Top 3 places that you would like to see? 
reply: Iceland, Africa, Japan, Galapagos Islands (sorry, Fiona, but i could not limit myself to 3 :)

5. What superpower do you wish you had? 
 reply: superpower to clean the house in a flash so i could have more time for crafting, with the added bonus that my craft area would always be neat and spic & span.

6. If you had one wish, what would it be? 
reply: to have more than one wish!
7. Are you right or left handed?  
reply: Right, but i can do alot with my left hand.
8. What was your must fun childhood memory? 
reply: Going to the mountains on vacation with my family
9. Do you prefer: day or night? 
reply: to do what???? :)
10. What makes you unique? 
reply:  Good question. Am not sure. never thought about it.

11. Sunday is a perfect day to ...? 

reply: sleep in, relax, do crafting (obviously!)
My questions to my nominees are:
1. What is your favorite crafting tool?
2. Have you even been to a crafting store abroad? Where?
3. Who is your favorite author?
4. How do you begin a card?
5. When do you do your crafting?
6. Do you have a cutting machine, such as a Cricut, Cameo?
7. What is your favorite color?
8. How many blogs do you have?
9. Can you sew?
10. What does your family think of your crafting and blogging?
11. Give 3 adjectives to describe yourself.

My Nominees are:


Wishing for everything in green!

I wanted to try a card using the frames from the Martha Steward silicone molds. The card stock is from Lidl, the background stamp is from Impression Obsession stamped in Green Hills (Hero mid-tone inks); everything is leftovers in my stash.
Here I used an chevron background stamp and stamped it in Iced spruce Distress. The center panel is Tin Holtz Flutter stamp of te Conponents collection. I used all my green distress inks to watercolor the stamps. I added a thin film of glue and some glitter here and there.

Entered in: Timbroscrapmania's 88th challenge "Monochromatic"
Scribble and Scrap challenge 12 "anything goes"
Open Minded Crafting Challenge 4 "Monochrome"
Sognando Scrap "anything goes"

mercoledì 5 febbraio 2014

Winter (sort of ) Haiku Journal page

I was feeling the winter blues and so made this page for my journal with a "sort-of" haiku, in the hopes that it stops raining, the weather gets better and life looks up :)

I used some very old stamps, black gesso, Dylusion sprays, gelatos and a Martha Stewart punch.

Entered in Timbroscramania's challenge 87 "Winter Inspirations" -- of lack there of, I would add.

mercoledì 29 gennaio 2014



                                                         e tag per il blog Sognando Scrap

                                                         another tag-- a little less white

entrambi fatti con stencils (fatto con il Silhouette), timbri di Hero Arts, carta di libri vecchi, Dylusions Ink, distress paint e inks, gelatos e qualche embellishment dal mio stash

domenica 26 gennaio 2014

Stencil Card Class

As usual, I sign up for the Online Card Class (this time about stencils"  but have no time to do much or to follow the class. Here are three cards I whipped up real quick using stencils.

Day One : thank you card was made with Distress Inks

this second card was made using some mixed media techniques and techniques also fronm Day One

OWL be your valentine
A Valentine's day Card. I made my own stencil with my silhouette for  the background and then also used stamps. the insides says "owl be your valentine"

lunedì 13 gennaio 2014

Art Clay Silver

There is lots of room for improvement...
but the course 
(at the Civetta Vanitosa with Paola Mattioli)
 was fun and interesting

venerdì 3 gennaio 2014


finally i had some time to finish a page that was started during the D. Dylusion's course.

giovedì 21 novembre 2013

Christmas Cards for Online Class

Day one and two


made for Timbroscrapmania's 
82nd challenge entitled "Relax"

mercoledì 13 novembre 2013

Dyan's cup

I have Dyan's cup. Will it give me inspiration????? sure hope so

Post class

A post class project:

The coat stamp we did in class plus some parts of Inbetweenies Dylusion stamps. A white and black pen and some inks of various shades of yellow and, of course, a black pigment ink.

mercoledì 30 ottobre 2013

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 This week it is "Anything Goes"

This is a rather simple card. 
To add a twist, I added a knotted
orange cord and two butterfly charms.

domenica 27 ottobre 2013

More Halloween....


having fun with some Halloween themed gifts:

entered in
Halloween or Halloween Colors

Reading-TSM Challenge 80

for the TSM 80 challenge "Leggere - che passione",
I made a corner bookmark from Halloween themed papers and stamps.

                                                          I also made some monster corner bookmarks for friends...

domenica 13 ottobre 2013

Alcohol Inks--a love affair!

I just could not stop...

here is my pencil case colored with Alcohol Inks
and then stamped with Ranger Pitch Black Paint dabber

(entered in Anything Goes:  and in Use a Stamp Simon Says Wed. challenge: )

And... here is my pencil sharpener, also colored with Alcohol Inks

Candles made with Alcohol Inks

CC102 - Day 4--Charms

                                                       Charms colored  with Alcohol Inks

venerdì 11 ottobre 2013

CC102 day 5

                        Embossing Technique with clear embossing powder and Distress Paints