Some of my previous cards...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!


Happy holidays to those who visit my blog these days!

This is a small sample of a family tradition. Every year I bake many pounds of Christmas cookies of different shapes and flavors. Some days before Christmas, along with my children, we invite their cousins, from little ones to grown up, sometimes some of their friends, to paint the cookies. It is a traditional day for us, listening to carols, where each one receives an equal number of cookies to decor and then take home. Sometimes it's a bit stressful, because, believe me, knead, cut and bake several pounds of cookies is a lot of work, but the joy of this day will remain in their memories forever:)

I hope you have a great time!

Hugs, Edith

Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Snowman

Hello! Thanks for your visit today!

This is my new Christmas card...

I love to put snow in my cards! Where I live there is no snow at Christmas. It is a bit nostalgic thinking about Santa Claus in his sleigh on the snow and it was my frustrated desire since I was a little girl. I would love to see a little snow out my window, of course not much, because I have seen how some of my friends are suffering from the cold and heavy snowfalls, even before winter arrives.

I made this card using the Mojo Monday Sketch and the Happy Snowman, a drawing that I made for the occasion. I usually use typical colors on my Christmas cards, like green, red and gold, but in this case, as I will enter the card in other challenges, I used other colors.



Card supplies: Image © of EdithDesigns, German metallic blue and silver cardstock, K & Company Winter Wonderland designer paper, Sizzix Sizzlits snowflakes Die, snowflake punch paper, Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder, Duncan snow paint, translucent glitter paint, silver metallic ribbon and, of course, my sewing machine:)

Challenges:
Mojo Monday Contest
Stempleträume - Christmas abnormal colors
Stamptacular Sunday- Blue Christmas
Lexi's Creations - Blue and Silver
Bawion - Glitter
The Secret Crafter - Christmas
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Card
Digital Tuesday - Baby it's cold outside
Gingersnap Creations - Stitching
Gingersnap Creations - Snowpeople
Crafty Hos - Theme Challenge
Stamp Challenges - Use a Digi
Belli Challenges - Christmas Embellishments

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Recycling at Christmas

Hi, thanks for your visit today!

This is an easy project, that I made using only a clean tin and some leftovers...






You will need an empty tin.





Line the tin with black cardstock






Using an oak leave paper punch, cut many leaves in various shades of green cardstock. Color them with reddish tones, to make them look natural. Put on top a golden ribbon, add a bow and a rhinestone. Add some leftover Christmas decorations.




Put inside the can a battery’ candle and fill with green moss.






As I said, very simple! I hope it will inspire you to recycle your leftovers. The more we recycle, we will leave a cleaner world to our children:)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Max' Christmas!

Thank you for your visit today!
Today I want to show you my very first Christmas card. Some people already know my dog Max, a charming retriever, one of my favorite drawings . Well, here's Max, in a forest, giving gifts to his friends. I used the Sketch of Friday Sketchers, which seemed to me very useful, because it allows many combination. I put a beautiful Christmas ribbon and added many, many stitches I made in my sewing machine. I will also enter this card on other Challenges.

Card supplies:
Image© of EdithDesigns (me!), Bazzill dark green cardstock, K&Co Specialty Paper, miscellaneous designer paper, Caran D’Ache watercolors, Ecoline inks, Inkadinkado golden embossing powder, Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circle, Fiskars circle punch paper, Christmas organza ribbon, silk golden thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Friday Sketchers : Sketch
Lexis Creations: Traditional Christmas Colors
Delightful Sketches: Baby it is cold outside
GingerSnap Creations: Stitching
Creative Inspirations Wednesdays: Winter Wood Land
Anything Challenge: Let it snow
One Stitch at a Time: Christmas
The Crafty Pad: Red and Green
Creative Inspiration Challenge : Anything Christmas/Winter
Mark's Finest Papers: A circle in a card

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey

Hi, thanks for your visit today!



I had a great time making this card! It was fun! I can imagine that if turkeys could speak, would surely be on its knees like the one in my drawing , trying to avoid its fate in the next weekend:) As always, I used one of my drawings. I know the turkeys are a different color, but I thought I had to paint this one with bright colors and much glitter in its feathers.



Cards supplies:

Image© of EdithDesigns, different colors of Bazzill cardstock, miscellaneous designer paper, Caran D'Ache watercolors, glitter translucent paint, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles and Lattice Borderabilities, my wonderful Olfa circle cutter, different leaves punch papers, New Collection dark yellow flower rhinestones, golden silk thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
For Fun Challenge: Thanksgiving
Crazy Challenge: Thank you or Thanksgiving
The Shabby Tea Room:
Thanksgiving or Thanks
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog: Everything goes
Gingersnap Creations: GC79: Stitching

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Max on Thanksgiving Day

Thanks for your visit today!

This is the time of my favorites! My favorite colors and my favorite time of year...



I made this card inspired on the sketch of Jacque's Joie de Vivre for Friday Sketchers blog. You have to visit her blog, she is a charming and inspiring lady and her cards are really beautiful!

The given sketch allowed me to use my Max on Thanksgiving Day drawing, inspired by the colors of autumn. It was very easy to combine these colors, because they are always on my mind. I love the Fall landscapes!


Card supplies:
Image© of EdithDesigns, brown, blue, golden and rust Bazzill cardstock, german metallic golden cardstock, miscellaneous designer paper, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 5 and Borderabilities Lattice, Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley embossing folder, rust color satin ribbon, silk golden thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Our Creative Corner - Color challenge
For Fun Challenges - Dry embossing
Stamp Challenges - Something digi
Crafty Hos Challenge - Fall colors
Anything Goes - Emboss it!

Monday, November 8, 2010

My first 2010 Christmas project, easy, easy...

This project is so easy that I will decorate many candles this year! I used candles with batteries, in order to place them anywhere. I used vellum and holographic cardstock. I cut the vellum in different sizes, rolled up and glued on the ends. I cut the cardstock with different punch papers and my Cuttlebug dies, then I added them to the rolled vellum using glue dots and that's it, ready! The easiest Christmas project of all my life!
Note: I am very responsible when using batteries. I always deposit them in appropriate containers for recycling:)
Thanks for your visit today!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hi again!

I'm back! I spent some vacation time, I also spent some time learning other crafts (which I will show later) and, bad luck, I was sick a few days:( In short, I did not have a minute to be near to my blog for a long time. However, making cards is in my DNA, I cannot leave them! So here I am, eager to start anew.

Today I made a card with the Mojo Monday sketch Contest. I think it is the first time I did not use a drawing. I thought the sketch was special to write a nice greeting. The gold ribbon and the shining butterfly highlighted the Christmas colors.

Card supplies:
Bazzill green cardstock, golden cardstock, miscellaneous designer paper, Cuttlebug Christmas embossing folder, EK Success punch paper, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Butterflies Two, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four, glitter paint, special golden ribbon, gold silk thread and my sewing machine.

Thanks for your visit today!

Challenges:
Mojo Monday Contest
The Secret Crafter - Anything that flies
One Stop Craft - Anything goes
Mark Finest Paper - a Holiday card
Lexi's Creations - Anything goes
Stamp and Create - Holiday card
Stamp with Fun - Alles was fliegt
Wild Orchid - Classic Christmas
Flutter By Wednesday - Anything goes with a butterfly

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spooky Little Rex

Hi! Maybe some of you feel the same... but sometimes I would like to have 26-hour days and weeks of at least 8 days. I have not abandoned my love for this art and I know it's been so long since my last card, but here's my new creation.

He is the spooky Little Bear Rex, which I drew especially for Halloween. Do you I think he is creepy? LOL! Poor thing! I know that Rex is tender and loving.
For this card I used the Mojo Monday Sketch and colors Color Our Creative Corner Challenge and take the opportunity to enter other Challenges. As embellishment I made a Black Rose and I added black glitter to it. Very spooky!

Card supplies:
Image© of Edith Designs (me!), Bazzill cardstock different colors, miscellaneous designer paper, 140Lb Canson watercolor paper, Caran D’Ache watercolors, Ecoline Inks., Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Two, Cuttlebug border folder, miscellaneous flower and leaves punch papers, black glitter paint, All Night Media Liquid Embossing, organza ribbon, golden silk thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Mojo Monday 159 - Contest
Our Creative Corner Color Challenge
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Open challenge
Stamptacular Sunday 79 - Layer it on!
The Crafty Pad - Spooky
Lexis Creations - Spooky
Wild Orchid - Stitch it up
Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Use a digi image
Charisma Cardz - Autumn colors
I Did It Creations - Spooky
One Stitch At A Time - Spooky Halloween

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Fall!

Last week I won the Challenge # 36 of "Raise the Bar, Challenge Yourself". I was very happy because my card was chosen by the Design Team among the several cards that were presented.

My prize was to be Guest Bar-Tender for challenge # 37. The theme was Bundle Up! and this is the card I made for the Challenge. I used one of my autumn drawings, the Scarecrow with scarf and belt. I made a couple of flowers very similar to the ones on designer paper. I also added a coat of Crystal Effects to the pumpkins and finished with a beautiful organza bow. I love autumn colors, autumn air, autumn everything!

Card supplies:
Image© of Edith Designs (me!), Bazzill cardstock, Canson 140lb watercolor paper, Caran D’Ache watercolors, Ecoline inks, miscellaneous designer paper, Spellbinders Label 4, My Collection rhinestones, flowers punch, All Night Media Liquid Embossing, organza ribbon, golden silk thread and my sewing machine.

I will enter this card on the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz: Anything goes
Stamp Something: Fall colors
Scrap, Stamp and Doodle: Stitching. I sew all my cards:)
Drunken Stampers: Fall theme
Crafty Catz: Stitching
Mark Finest Papers: A pumpkin in the card

Thanks for your visit today!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Autumn Wreath

I am almost always running against time on these days! I have delayed in posting a card this week, but here I am again!


Today I will show you my card to the Mojo Monday Contest and a few others. I made it with my new drawings "Autumn" and "Autumn Tag". I love the autumn colors! For the first time I painted the pumpkins using the colors of my computer. I love the results. To paint the tag I used some inks. I added little oak leaves to the wreath and put small beads on the corners.

Thanks for your visit today:)

Card supplies,
Images© of EdithDesigns (me!), Bazzill cardstock different colors, miscellaneous designer paper, Ecoline inks. Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley and Victoria embossing folders, Sizzix Wedding Set embossing folder, Marvy Uchida Oak leaf punch paper, satin dotted ribbon, Recollections rhinestone Stickers, silk thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Mojo Monday 155 - Contest
The Shabby Tea Room # 26 - Tag You're It
Anything Challenge - Autumn
Creative Inspirations - Fantastic Ribbons
Paper Play Week 36 - Autumn is coming
Raise the Bar - Orange, Brown and Green
Pile it on Challenge # 35 - Pile on the Layers

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thanks so much!

My new card...
I made it with the Mojo Monday sketch. I have found other Challenges with different requirements of colors and themes, so I tried to include them. I used my drawing "Watering can with flowers" and one of my tickets from my of Tags and tickets collection. On the left corner I added a metallic embellishment that I made with a recycled material. What is it? You can see it here.

Card supplies,
Images© of EdithDesigns, Bazzill cardstock different colors, K&Company Winter Wonderland Specialty Paper, Caran D’Ache watercolors, Acrilex Metallic Paint, Ecoline inks, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circle and Square, Spellbinders Classic Corner, Brown Satin Ribbon, off white silk thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Mojo Monday 154
Cupcake Craft - Let's get Digital
Pollicraft 59 - Add a little nature
The Shabby Tea Room - Something new, something old
Our Creative Corner - Color challenge
Speedy the Cat - Any sentiment
AnythingGoes Challenge - Say it with flowers
My time to Craft - In the Garden!
Daisy Doodles - Anything goes!
Moving along with the times 62 - In stitches
Paper Play Week 35 - In stitches

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My cup of tea!

Almost at the last minute! I want to tell to my new visitors that every card that I post here has been made with my own drawings. There is always a new drawing on every new post!

I made this card with my “Cup of Tea" and "My Cup of Tea Tag" drawings. I used two, because one of the challenges in which I will enter required two different stamps. I used the sketch of "Our Creative Corner" because I liked it a lot. I do like the final result with the mix of colors of this card in particular. I painted the cup, which have two layers, with watercolors and I added liquid embossing coat on top. As I printed the drawings in white cardstock, I needed to give some “age” to the the tag. I did it using much diluted Burnt Sienna ink. I love to work with inks:)

Thanks for your visit!

Card Supplies:
Images© of EdithDesigns, Bazzill cardstock, miscellaneous designer cardstock, Canson 140lb watercolor paper, Caran D’Ache watercolors, Ecoline Burnt Sienna ink, Fiskars flower border punch, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Lattice Pendants, Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley and Textile Texture embossing folders, All Night Media Liquid Embossing, glitter paint, dew drops, My Collection metal embellishments, satin golden ribbon, off white silk thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Our Creative Corner: Sketch
Practical Scrappers: Lace Cardstock
Lexi's Creations: Emboss it!
Cute Daysy May: Blue and green
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Blue and green
Stamptacular Sunday: Use 2 Stamps
Stamp with Fun: Card for a girl
The Shabby Tea Room: A little bit of metal
Wild Orchid Challenge: make it sparkle
Charisma Cardz: Hot hot

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Just mushrooms....

Hi! So many challenges and so little time! I would love to have more hours to make more cards:)
This time I have a new card to show you, that I made using the Mojo Monday Sketch. I also did my best effort to include the requirements of other challenges on it.

I drew these Mushrooms especially for the Stampartic Challenge, which asks for mushrooms on the card. It was very funny, I love them! I printed the drawing several times to give my card a 3D effect. In fact, the mushrooms and the butterfly have two layers and the ladybug have three layers. She looks great with crystal effect. I included a butterfly because I really like them and I think are good as embellishment. Once I painted it I added a thin layer of glitter to give it a subtle shimmer effect.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Card supplies:
Image© of EdithDesigns, Bazzill cardstock, Canson 140lb watercolor paper, Caran D’Ache watercolors, Ecoline 411 Burnt Sienna ink, miscellaneous designer papers, All Night Media Liquid embossing, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Oval, Fiskars punch and embossing border, flower punch, flower transparent flower button, brown buttons, satin burnt sienna ribbon, silk golden yellow thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Mojo Monday 152
One Stitch at Time - Use punches
Paper Sundaes - Recipe: 4 flowers (4th is on the bow!) three buttons, 2 designer papers
Lexi's Creations - Yellow and Orange
Little Paper Shop 81 - Sewing
Stampartic -Mushrooms
Practical Scrappers - Stitching
Anything Challenge - Three layers
Digital Tuesday - Use your scraps
Crafty Creations - Use butterflies
Flutter by Wednesdays - Recipe: 1 part sparkle, 2 parts designer paper, 3 buttons

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tag Collection and a Project

Hi, thanks for your visit! For the first time, today I will not show you a card. Today I did a project for the Cuttlebug Challenge "I Can See Clearly Now" and some others....

I was inspired on a recycling project of my friend Cindy. I have to confess that I have a recycling heart. I must also confess that ... yes, I like to cook. I like to investigate different recipes, also the cuisine of different countries and I work on my special recipes from time to time. Between trial and error, I have gathered many recipes that are already “my own recipes”. Sometimes some generous friends have asked me the recipe of something they have tried in my home... then I thought it would be nice to give them my recipes with my little tips. I used a CD case, which I found very functional because it can be open and, as it support itself, you can see the recipe easily. I put a little ring in a corner to have all the recipes together.

I decorated the cover with a couple of scalloped squares, three leaves, a butterfly and one tag of my Tags’ new collection©.

Project supplies:
Tag© of EdithDesigns, Bazzill cardstock, miscellaneous designer paper, Canson watercolor paper, Caran D’ache watercolors, Acrilex glossy paint, All Night Media liquid embossing, Ecoline ink 411 Burnt Sienna, Spellbinders Classic Scallop Square, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, raffia ribbon, Stampin’Up eyelets, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Butterflies Two, flower punch paper, Cricut Home Accents.

Challenges
Cuttlebug Challenge - I Can See Clearly Now
Fab'n'Funky Challenges ~ Use your favorite colors
Flutter by Wednesday # 117 ~ Open Challenge
Penny's Challenges ~ Anything goes
Simon Says Stamps and Show ~ Thing with wings
Stampotique Designers ~ Wings, wings
I did it Creations ~ Anything goes
Kards and Klay ~ Use your Favorite Digital Stamp (my last is always my favorite!)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Teddy Bear...

Hello! Thanks for visiting:) This week I have found several challenges that ask for including a Teddy Bear, so I finally used my Rex, my Teddy Bear.

I drew Rex as a Teddy Bear some time ago and I have not had the opportunity for him to be in my cards. Unfortunately, as a child I did not have a Teddy Bear, but I treasured everyone of my crayons:)

Returning to the challenges, in this card I used the Mojo Monday Sketch 151. I added a few details to participate in other challenges too:) I printed the image several times for a 3D effect. Rex has green eyes and they look great with crystal finish. In addition to the drawing, I made the flowers and the butterflies. I like to use my embossing folders in my cards. I think they are a great detail to decorate them. I also used my sewing machine, but I did not want to the stitches stand out much, because I used light colors in the background.


Card supplies,
Image© of EdithDesigns, Bazzill cardstock, Canson 140lb watercolor paper, miscellaneous designer paper, Caran D’Ache watercolors, Decoart Craft Twinkles Writer orange color, EK Success Fleur de Lis border punch, Clearsnap ColorBox brown, In Spades Spellbinders Borderabilities, Cuttlebug Textile Texture embossing folder, All Night Media crystal effect, flowers and butterflies punch papers, bronze color beads, organza ribbons, off white silk thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Mojo Monday 151
Clearly I Stamp #16 - Cutte and Fuzzy
Speedy the Cat # 15 - Make your own embellishments
Just Cute Bears # 29 - Bear and Me
Creatalicius Challenge # 12 - Some 3D
I Did It # 16 - Cute, Cute, Cute
Fantabulouscricut Challenge Me Monday #22 - Smile
Simon Says Stamp - Things with Wings
Digital Tuesday - Butterflies
Our Creative Corner - It's embossable

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Charlotte, the Ballerina

Hello! Thanks for your visit. Today I want to show you my new digi-drawing. She is Charlotte, the Ballerina.


She is a very feminine and sweet girl. Today Charlotte is a ballet dancer. I am afraid the picture does not show it, but the skirt and ballet slippers have glitter and Charlotte has beautiful green eyes. I used the Mojo Monday sketch contest. It was not a requirement to add a sentiment, but later I will add one. I think we all once dreamed of becoming ballerinas and although many do not succeed, I am sure that the very idea of wearing these beautiful costumes made us happy. You ever dreamed of being a ballerina…?

Card supplies:
Image© of EdithDesigns (me!), Canson 140lb watercolor paper, Bazzill cardstock, Paper Pizazz Watercolor Florals, Caran D’Ache watercolors, Ecoline 337 Magenta Color, Tulip glitter paint, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circle, Fiskars Paper Tear Edger, miscellaneous punch papers, pink and dark turquoise satin ribbons, Recollection rhinestones, off white silk thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Mojo Monday 150 - Contest
Stamp and Create - Flowers
The Crafty Pad - Ribbons and Flowers
Practical Scrappers - Use your favorite product - My drawings:)
Creative Card Crew - Cute and girly
Penny's Challenges - Anything goes
Dutch Dare - Anything goes
Paper Sundaes - Stitching
Stamps R Us - Digi Stamps

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happiness in a Carousel Horse...

Hello! Almost just in time! I made this card with the Mojo Monday sketch. It took me a little because I wanted to use my Carousel Horse for some time but could not find a sentiment to add. But I suddenly remembered how wonderful and happy moments I spent in my childhood playing in the Carousel. The magical journey always seemed so short... I discovered that this sentiment is perfect for this drawing. It is good to remember and appreciate the happy moments:)

Card supplies:
Image© of Edith Designs, Bazzill cardstock, 140lb Canson watercolor paper, JoAnn Creative Floral Paper, Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy and Swiss Dots Embossing Folders, Caran D’Ache watercolors, white glossy Acrilex paint, Tulip glitter paint and dimensional golden glitter paint, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fleur de Lis Pendant, floral punch paper, lace, golden satin ribbon, pale green silk thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Mojo Monday 149
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge - Punches
Charisma Cardz - Something with a tail
Dutch Dare - Anything goes
Digi Doodle - Punch or cut me
One Stop Craft Challenge - Patterns
Paper Play - Anything goes
Creative Cottage - Texture
One Stitch at a Time - A little pink...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Fairy of the Fruit...

I love making cards for challenges. I appreciate very much every visit and comment I get, because I think the ladies of the Design Teams give us much time looking at the cards and writing comments:)

Having said that, I will show you my new card...

Today I made a card with the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 148. I used one of my last drawings of my "Fairies Collection". I had in mind all the kids which do not like eating fruit. This is “The Fairy of the Fruit" which is telling us one of her secrets: the Fairies love fruit. I like 3D drawings on my cards, so I printed the image 2 times and cut out the fairy carefully. The background cardstock was dry embossed and highlighted with glitter. The designer papers also have glitter. I painted the drawing with watercolors little wings Shines with glitter and the fruit has a crystal finish. As embellishments, I also added to the Fairy’s hair 4 tiny rhinestones flowers.

Card Supplies:
Image© of EdithDesigns (me!), 140lb. watercolor paper, Bazzill cardstock, glittered DCWV The Linen Closet Stack, glittered miscellaneous designer paper, Caran D’Ache watercolors, Spellbinder Nestabilities Classic Scallop Squares, Cuttlebug Flower Border Embossing Folder, New Collection flower rhinestones, Acrilex Dimensional Glitter Paint, All Night Media Liquid Embossing, satin pink ribbon, light turquoise silk thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Mojo Monday 148 - Sketch
Crafty Creations - Something Sweet
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi (I used my own!)
Lexi's Creations - Stitching
Pennys Challenges - Recipe (1 ribbon, 2 Design papers, 3 embellishments)
Stamp with SarahKay - Anything goes
Dare 2U Digi Stamp - Stitching
Ellephantastic Challenges - Sew Special

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Fairy of Goodwill

Hi! Today I will show you, of my "Fairies Collection”, The Fairy of Goodwill. I like to think that the world would be a little better with a minimum of goodwill. I'm sure many of you agree with me. I guess Fairies can also spread this message:)

I made this card with a wonderful sketch of Fridays Sketch and I also include some details to make it good to enter it in other challenges. I printed the drawing 2 times and cut out by hand and carefully drawing that I used as second layer. I like to paint all layers of my drawings, because I believe that final result has a better look. One of the background layers was dry embossed and I highlighted it with a light coat of glossy acqua green color paint. I think it looks very nice. I used the same paint to the fairy dress. I painted the wings with glitter and the hearts coming out of her basket of flowers (and hearts) have a crystal clear finish.
I hope you like it!

Card Supplies
Image of EdithDesigns©, Bazzill cardstock, 140lb watercolor paper, Miscellaneous Designer Papers, Caran D’Ache watercolors, acqua green Acrilex Glossy Paint, Acrilex Dimensional Glitter Paint, All Night Media Liquid Embossing, Cuttlebug Floral Screen Embossing Folder, light acqua green silk thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Fridays Sketchers - Sketch
Flutterby Wednesdays -Fairy
Lexis Creations - Stitching
Dare U2 Digistamp - Stitching
Lovely Hänglar-Only - Glitter
One Stitch at Time - Use a Digi ( I use my own Digi-Drawings)
Stamp Something - Stamping something Digital

Friday, July 16, 2010

Little Jo on the swing

Today I made a summer card! I used a great sketch of Skipping Stones and I took the opportunity to include it in other challenges. This is a drawing I did long ago, Little Jo on the Swing and had not yet found the opportunity to use it. Jo is a very nice girl. I added a shiny small rhinestone flower on her hat. I drew the palm tree when Jo's image was ready and I include it because I guess that whenever we think in relaxing vacation we think in palm trees.

Card Supplies:
Image of EdithDesigns©, Bazzill Cardstock, 140lb watercolor paper, Caran D’Ache watercolors, Fiskars border circle punch paper, Cuttlebug “Birds and Swirls” emboss Folder, grosgrain pink ribbon, flower from K&Company Layered Accents, Little Collection’s flower rhinestone, pale green silk thread and my sewing machine.
Challenges:
Skipping Stones Design - Challenge 34
Lexis Creations - Stitches
Everybody Art Challenge 99 - Ferien
Little Red Wagon # 39 - Use a tree
Stempel Träume # 39 - Green + 2 other colors
Practical Scrappers - Embossing
Bunny Zoe's Craft - Summer Days
Dare U 2 Digi Stamping - Stitching
Stamp Something - Something Digital (my own Digi-Drawings)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Fairy of Friendship...

Today I will show you a new drawing of my little Collection "Fairies": The Fairy of Friendship.

This drawing represents solidarity and goodwill. I made this card with the Mojo Monday Sketch 146. For the background I used a gorgeous cardstock that has beautiful glossy flowers. I printed the drawing twice, for the 3D effect. For this, I cut with my small scissors, and much time and patience:) the small figures of the Fairy and two of the three girls.


I like to paint all the layers of the design and I painted them with watercolors. To the girls’ skirts I add a thin coat of glitter paint. I painted the Fairy dress with glossy paint and wings sparkle with glitter paint. The ribbons of cardstock of the background were dry embossed and I added a beautiful organza ribbon dyed in tones of turquoise and green. I added a small metal butterfly on the bow. Soon I will show you the next Fairy of my Collection!

Card supplies:
Image of EdithDesigns©, Bazzill cardstock, 140lb watercolor paper, DCWV The Linen Closet cardstock, Caran d'Ache watercolors, glitter Paint Tulip, Tulip glossy paint, Six Labels Spellbinders Cutting Dies, Cuttlebug Textile Texture Embossing Folder, organza ribbon, little metal butterfly, square rhinestones, light turquoise silk thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Mojo Monday 146 - Contest
The Shabby Tea Room - Let's make an Impression
The Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Get into shape
Gingersnap Creations - Fairies
Pennys Challenges - Seven somethings (I used seven rhinestones)
My Time to Craft - Angelic

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Reading Fairy...

Today I will continue with my Fairies Collection. I want to show you the "Reading Fairy". I used the Mojo Monday sketch Challenge and I will also enter it in other Challenges. I drew a red-haired fairy (my favorite!) which is quietly reading a book in a garden. She has 3D effect and I painted her dress with a glossy pink color. The wings have white glossy paint and glitter on top. The square of the sketch, on the top of the card was made with a glossy cardstock, cream color. To highlight it I used the Script Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. The sketch required a non printed paper on the bottom, so I chose to decorate it with Victoria Embossing Folder.


I like making my own flowers to decorate my cards. This time I used a flowers die from Provo Craft and worked with one of my embossing tools to give them some dimension. In the center I put a small bright little flower. I cut the leaves with the Home Accents cartridge, my Cricut and, of course, I added lots of stitches.

Card supplies:
Image of EdithDesigns©, Bazzill cardstock, DCWV The Garden Party Stack Cardstock, Glossy cream color cardstock, Caran D’Ache watercolors, DecoArt glossy paints, Provo Craft flowers die, embossing tools, Cuttlebug Script and Victoria Embossing Folders, Home Accents Cartridge, Cricut Create, strawberry color satin ribbon, brown flower rhinestones, off white silk thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 145
Forever Friends: Stitching
PollyCraft challenge: Pink
Gingersnap Creations: Wings
The Secret Crafters: Strawberries and Cream- I choose colors
Speedy the Cat's Challenge: 3 + Flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge: Pink and brown
The Corrosive Challenge: Flowers
Gingersnap Creations: Fairies
Sew Many Challenges: Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Things with wings

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Simple bouquet


Today I made a card with a simple bouquet© that I recently drew. I made this card for Cuttlebug Challenge, but I saw that there was a potential way to introduce it in other Challenges. For this reason, I used only blue and green colors . Since the drawing is very simple, I thought it was interesting to add details, like the "frame", to highlight the drawing. In the 1-inch squares I added cute little birds from the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls embossing folder, trying to make different shapes on each square. There is a touch of sparkle with the small pearls I added to the flowers, on the frame and on the squares. I really liked the result!


Card supplies:
Image of EdithDesigns© (me!), Bazzill cardstock, 140lb. watercolor paper, miscellaneous designer paper, Caran D’Ache watercolors, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendant Fleur de Lis, Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls embossing folder, Recollections Rhinestones-Pearls Stickers, dark green satin ribbon, off white silk thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Cuttlebug Challenge Be inspired #89 - Inchies
Our Creative Corner - Color, Blue and Green
CCEStampers - Flowers
Practical Scrappers - Flowers
Gingersnaps Creations - Shades of Blue
Fab'n'Funky Challenges - Sew and Sew

Friday, June 25, 2010

Stylish Flower...


This time I wanted to draw a different flower, to be painted in one color and I wanted it to have an elegant appearance. Then I drew this very simple and stylish flower© that looks like a cone-flower with few leaves. I also draw a couple flourishes to make the sketch more interesting.
For this card I printed the drawing twice to give the flower a 3D effect. I outlined the sketch with the Perfect Medium pencil, Bullet, from Ranger and used copper embossing powders, which gave the picture a beautiful sheen. I also used a glossy designer paper that highlights the little flowers. The ornament on the right was made with Bazzill cardstock and painted with glitter paint. Finally, I added three brown rhinestones that brings to the card a very elegant luster.

Card supplies:
Image of EdithDesigns© (me!), Bazzill cardstock, 140 lb watercolor paper, DCWV Glossy Glitter cardstock The Rustic Stack, Cuttlebug Victoria and Corner embossing folders, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants In Spades, Ranger's Perfect Medium Bullet Pencil, Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powders, Satin Green Ribbon, Recollections Brown Rhinestones Stickers, off white silk thread and my sewing machine.

Challenges:
Mojo Monday 144
Practical Scrappers: Flowers
Crafty Creations: Shine
The Shabby Tea Room: Colors
The Fab'n'Funky Challenge: Sew and Sew
Anyone for Anya? : Fabulous Flowers

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wishes for Bella Blog Hop!

This is to bring brave Bella Tucker (8 years old) some joy and smiles. She was in gymnastics with the eldest daughter of Erin. Please visit Erin's Blog to know more details of this Blog Hop.



Join and send Bella some smiles!