31 January 2014

A card I love with a twist...


There are some cards that have to be done again. The Cottage Charm card, is one of them. I must confess I'm in love with sketches that allow some sort of window layout to the card. In the case of this specific card, it's a window created by the amount of layers and the way they are placed.

So today, I have a remake of the card I love, with a sketch I came up with through trial and error and a twist in the color palette. This image can give you a better idea:

One very important detail is that this card is quite larger (6 1/4 " long by almost 5" wide) compared to the original one. But it kept it's charm. Here it is...

Shery K. Designs paper - Antoinette
Haj Design paper - Gorgeous Roses
- Grand Large Labels
- Butterfly Magic
- A2 Filigree Delight
- Fancy Framed Tags Two
Color Box pigment ink in pink
Ranger distress ink in Spun Sugar
My Pink Stamper - Spanish Sayings
Stampendous - Spanish Messages
Merletto pearls and crystals
Other generic Materials
Kraft heavy weight paper
Old blue pearlescent paper
1 inch pink ribbon
2 inch one sided lace

This is Valentine's card. The sentiments I stamped are in Spanish and translated it says: "Princess... I love you". I really hope you like it. This card has a tiny bit of my heart in it. :)

This card is participating in:
Color Throwdown #277 
Color Throwdown Blog

Favourite Sketch Challenge
Top Tip Tuesday Blog

Ribbon Carousel Blog 

You are just my Type
Paper Issues Blog
Naughty or Nice Blog

Challenge 99 - Sharing the love 
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog 

Challenge #92 - Anything goes with a Valentine's twist 
7Kids Challenge Blog

A Creative Romance Blog

Crafty Mojo Blog

As you like It Blog

Ladybug Crafts Blog

Fairy Tale Challenge Blog

Love & Valentine's  
Digi Designs Challenge Blog

Lots of Love 
JellyPark Challenge Blog 

Kitty Bee Designs Blog


30 January 2014

DIY Pearl Pins

I´m so happy to be able to show you something that´s been on my mind for a while. The other day I went to a craft store and I wanted to buy some pearl pins. In the end I didn´t buy them because of the sole thought that someone could pinch their finger with an embelishment... Uh oh, no sir.

So I remembered something, I made jewelry in my past life (meaning 7 years ago or so). I have a big box of pearls, crystals and stones... And I had the idea of making them myself, using earring pins. Take a look:

So, first of all, arrange the stones you'll be using in the pin, because you have to glue them fast. You will only need a tiny drop of glue for each stone. Apply the glue and run the pearl immediately to its place. Repeat it for the crystal. If when applying the glue there is any excess, clean right away, don't wait until it's dry (it worked better for me that way). And that's about it... It's sooo easy I couldn't resist to make a BUNCH of them!

These are meant to be used in between a bow on a card. My next post will include one of these for sure. The best thing about them is that no one is going to pinch themselves, since these pins don't have a sharp point.

Hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial, and most of all, that you found it useful!

Butterfly Blessings / Bendiciones de Mariposa / Bênçãos de Borboleta

Hi everyone!

The card for today is quite simple, clean and elegant. A feminine butterfly card with a sentiment in spanish: "God bless you". I wanted to try a multicolor embossing technique, using different colors of embossing powder in the same image. So I used silver, gold and copper. Afterwards I colored parts of the butterflies with two tones of pink to give it a twist and show the stamp's details. I really like how it ended up. 

It is an easy card to make, because it doesn't require too much die cutting and layering. The only tricky part is the application of the embossing powders, since you have to be quick. Once applied to one part of the stamped image, you must put away that remainder powder and apply the next color immediately, and heat embossed. So if you're not careful, it can be very messy! lol

Anyways, hope you enjoy this card. I'll come back soon with some DIY ideas I've been working on. Until then...

¡Hola a todos!

La tarjeta para hoy es algo simple, limpia y elegante. Una tarjeta femenina de mariposas con un mensaje en español: "Que Dios te bendiga". Quería tratar una técnica multicolor de grabado, usando diferentes colores de polvos en la misma imagen. Entonces usé plateado, dorado y cobre. Después pinté partes de las mariposas con dos tonos de rosados para darle un giro y mostrar los detalles del sello. Me gustó mucho el resultado.

Es una tarjeta fácil de hacer, porque no requiere tantos cortes y capas. La única parte complicada es la aplicación de los polvos de relieve, ya que tienes que ser muy rápido. Una vez aplicado a una parte de la imagen sellada, debes guardar el restante del polvo y aplicar el siguiente color inmediatamente y sellarlo con calor. ¡Por lo que si no lo haces con cuidado, puede ser muy desastroso! lol

Bueno, espero que disfruten esta tarjeta. Yo volveré pronto con unas ideas DIY (hazlo tu mismo) en las que he estado trabajando. Hasta entonces...

Olá a todos!

O cartão para hoje é algo simples, limpo e elegante. Um cartão femenino de borboletas com uma mensagem em espanhol: "Que Deus te abençoe". Quería tentar uma técnica multicor de gravação, usando diferentes cores de pós na mesma imagem. Então usei prateado, dourado y cobre. Depois pintei partes das borboletas com dois tons de rosa para dar um toque diferente e mostrar os detalhes do carimbo. Gostei muito do resultado.

É um cartão fácil de fazer, porque não precisa de tantos cortes e camadas de papel. A única parte complicada é a aplicacão dos pós, ja que deve ser muito rápido. Uma vez aplicado a uma parte da imagem carimbada, se deve guardar o restante do pó e aplicar a seguinte cor imediatamente e selá-lo com calor. Se voçê não faz com cuidado, poder ser muito desastroso! lol

Enão bem, espero que gostem deste cartão. Eu voltarei em breve com umas ideias DIY (faça você mesmo) em que tenho trabalhado. Até então...

- A2 Matting Basics
- Classic Labels Four
Kaisercraft Stamps: Elegance
Stampendous Stamps: Spanish Invite
Inkadinkado embossing powders: Silver Starlight, Glam Gold, Copper
Ranger distress ink: Worn Lipstick
Spectrum Noir markers: Pinks
Other generic materials
Heavy weight cardstock: Light pink, white.
1/4 inch gold ribbon

This card is participating in these challenges:
ric#52 - Dennis Basso

27 January 2014

Deleite en Lila


Una nueva semana comienza y estoy lista para un nuevo reto, esta vez en la comunidad de Latina Crafter en su reto No. 31. Es mi primera participación alli y me siento orgullosa de poder presentar una tarjeta en español junto con otras artesanas latinas. Aunque no tengo la fortuna de tener los sellos de la compañía se puede participar, lo cual se agradece.

Como se trata de un sketch, quise respetarlo al máximo. Siempre incorporo algunos giros en él y por supuesto incorporo varios elementos que caracterizan mis diseños. Y este fue el resultado:

Elegí hacer la tarjeta color lila... ¡Ah que bello color! Disfruté mucho hacerla. Para comenzar, texturizé la base misma de la tarjeta. Le siguen una franja de encaje blanco que cubre la etiqueta del mensaje. Luego elaboré un marco de la exacta estructura que muestra el sketch. Una vez hecho eso, lo sobre enmarqué con lo que aparece como encaje de papel estampado. Dos características importantes del diseño propuesto para el reto son los banderines, que y también el adorno, que decidí fuera un moño lila combinando con los banderines de cinta. Uno que otro cristal y voilá... 

Shery K. Designs paper - Purple

- A2 Matting Basics A
- Classic Squares Small
Gold Labels Four
- A2 Filigree Delight
- Enchanted embossing folder
My Pink Stamper - Spanish Sayings 
Colorbox Pigment Ink - Frost White
Merletto pearls and crystals
Other generic materials
White heavy weight paper
Lilac pearlescent paper
1 inch lilac ribbon
2 inch one sided lace

Estoy muy feliz con el resultado. Espero que les guste y especialmente que esté a la altura del reto.

¡Tengan todos una semana productiva y positiva!

This card is also participating in:

Love, Birthdays & Chicken Soup
Ribbon Carousel Blog

Timeless Tuesday #256 - 2014 Pantone Color Flourishes

Favourite Sketch


22 January 2014

Cottage Charm


There is a challenge that always inspires me. The reason? Unknown. This site makes my inspiration flow in a way no other does. It is the Our Daily Bread blog. This week they have an inspiration challenge going on ODBDSLC187 based on this picture:

Wow, what a beautiful color palette to work with... And so many little details to pick up and transfer to a project. This is what I came up with:

In the card for today I definitely worked with every single color in the picture. I used at least 4 different layers to show them. The first layer is a vintage handwriting paper, which is my interpretation of the antique cottage decor. The second layer is the exact tone of blue that appears in various decorative elements. 

The third layer is ribbon and lace; the first one, picks up that cherry blossom pink that I love, and the second one brings that doily feeling to the card.  

 The fourth layer is a tricky one... Can you guess what I was thinking of when I did it? See those pretty details on that floral china? Yes! Also, this layer frames all the others just like that center door from the china cabinet. And it shows more tones of pink from the cherry blossoms too. 


Shery K. Designs paper - Antoinette 

Haj Design paper - Gorgeous Roses
- A2 Matting Basics A
- Butterfly Magic
- A2 Filigree Delight
- Fancy Framed Tags Two
Color Box pigment ink in pink
Ranger distress ink in Spun Sugar
Flourishes stamp - Cherry Blossoms
Merletto pearls and crystals
Other generic materials
Old white heavy weight paper
Old blue pearlescent paper
1 inch pink ribbon
2 inch one sided lace

Once again I hope this card is good enough for the challenge. Let me know if you like it.

This card is participating in challenges at:
Aud Sentiments

Ribbon Carousel Blog
7 Kids Challenge Blog   

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom to a 3 year old boy and wife to a loving, supportive husband. They are such a blessing! I love cardmaking, but once in a while I like to make altered art projects. I was born in Brazil, nevertheless I have lived most of my life in Central America. Both my parents were very creative, and they influenced me greatly. I dedicated the first part of my life to music, at the same time that I studied Laws and Business Management. These majors had nothing to do with art but I was always a creative person and so, without planning it, I found myself starting this new creative venture.

I started making cards around 2010 and little by little it became my hobby. I've had crafty hobbies before, like jewelry making, but papercrafting stole my heart from day one.

I do recall collecting stickers since I was in first grade, together with notebooks, diaries, and beautiful stationery papers. So I have always loved paper, and it was no surprise to my family that I started a papercrafting blog.

Since I opened my blog I've felt even more captivated by this craft. This blog has allowed me to connect with other artists and has given me so many opportunities for which I'm thankful.

I look forward to continuing to share my work with you all. I believe that the genuine nature of creativity is inside each of us, so I'd be delighted if you could join me in this journey!

21 January 2014

Daisy inspired / Inspirado en Daisy

Hello everyone.

I've been unconsciously or consciously channeling vintage for a while in many aspects of my life: curtains, clothes, hair pieces and of course, cards. This time I felt so very inspired by Daisy, character of the memorable book made movie four times: The Great Gatsby. The 2013 production presented so many wonderful outfits, sceneries, and it goes on... This character and Lana del Rey's song Young and Beautiful just makes you think of that melancholic and inspirational era of vintage.

Hola a todos.

He estado consciente o inconscientemente canalizando vintage por un tiempo en muchos aspectos de mi vida: cortinas, ropa, adornos de cabello y por supuesto, tarjetas. Esta vez me sentí muy inspirada por Daisy, personaje del memorable libro hecho película cuatro veces: El Gran Gatsby. La producción del 2013 presentó tantos maravillosos vestuarios, escenarios y más... Este personaje y la canción de Lana del Rey Young and Beautiful solo te hace pensar en esa melancólica e inspiradora era de lo antiguo.

If I could only transfer all the ribbon and crystals to a card... jajaja... Ribbon and crystals are the only things I think about as a crafter LOL. So this is one attempt to get this vintage bug out of my system through paper. 

Si tan solo pudiera transferir toda esa cinta y esos cristales a una tarjeta... jajaja... Cinta y cristales son las únicas cosas en las que pienso como artesana LOL. Entonces este es un intento por sacar este bichito vintage de mi sistema a través del papel.

Now merely about card making let me tell you, this time I repeated with all knowledge my last card's embossing "mistake" over an originally patterned paper. It worked like magic. I really wanted to do something different with this card, it is actually a window card. Let me show you:

Ahora meramente sobre la tarjeta, déjenme decirles que esta vez repetí con todo conocimiento el "error" de relieve de la tarjeta anterior, sobre papel estampado original. Funcionó de maravilla. Realmente quería hacer algo diferente con esta tarjeta, en realidad es una tarjeta "de ventana". Permítanme mostrarles:

The medallion was die cut from the card base itself and the shape was adhered again in opposite position to the original contour. That sole detail could make a very minimalist elegant card. But I went on... The light brown ribbon I had planned to go through the main pearlescent layer, now was connected underneath the medallion window.

El medallón fue cortado de la propia base y la forma fue adherida nuevamente en posición opuesta al contorno original. Ese solo detalle podría hacer una tarjeta minimalista elegante. Pero continué... La cinta café claro que planeé fuera a través de la capa de papel aperlado, ahora fue conectada por entre la ventana de medallón.

Materials / Materiales
Heidi Grace Designs paper - Celebration Pad

Spellbinders Adorning Squares
Spellbinders Parisian Accents
Spellbinders Classic Squares Small
Inkadinkado Embossing Powder - Pearlescent
Flourishes Stamps - Cherry Blossoms
Brilliance Pigment Ink - Pearlescent Beige

Merletto - Pearls and crystal stickers
Ribbon - 1 inch (light brown), 1/2 inch (pearl white)
White and beige heavy weight paper

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. / Espero les guste tanto como a mí.

This card is participating in:
Girly Cards Challenge

Any Sentiment
Aud Sentiments

Challenge #91 Anything Goes
7 Kids Challenge Blog

Make it Monday #177

20 January 2014

Accidental Goodness / Divino Accidente

Hello everyone!

So I was trying to make a distressed matte multicolor background with some pearlescent stamped flourishes...  Didn't count with the distress ink being still wet and boom! The whole background had embossing powder and once I heated it, it became a fun, shiny paper I HAD to use... So I just let it flow. I continue to deboss it and voilá...

The colors in the picture appear more bright and intense than they really are. "In the flesh" they are way more pastel. I really like the result. Hope you like it. It's quite a simple card, but considering it was the divine result of an embossing accident, I'm happy with it.

Have a great week!

Hola a todos!

Pues estaba tratando de crear un fondo matte multicolor con algunos sellos florales aperlados... No contaba con que la tinta todavía estaba húmeda y boom! Todo el fondo se llenó de polvo para relieve y una vez que lo calenté, se convirtió en un papel divertido y brillante que TENÍA que usar... Entonces solo lo dejé fluir. Continué dándole un relieve negativo en seco y voilá...

Los colores en la foto se ven más brillantes e intensos de lo que son en verdad. "En vivo" son mucho más pasteles. Realmente me gusta el resultado. Es una tarjeta sencilla, pero considerando que fue el divino resultado de un accidente, estoy contenta con ella. Espero que les guste...

Que tengan una semana grandiosa!

Ranger distress inks in: Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Broken China. 
Embossing powder in Pearlescent - Inkadinkado
Gold Labels Four, Ornamental Iron embossing folder - Spellbinders
Pigment ink in pink - Colorbox
Sentiment Stamp - My Pink Stamper
Merletto paper lace
Merletto Stickers


This card is participating in challenges at:
Aud Sentiments


17 January 2014

Double Blessing

Today I wasn't planning to make a card, but inspiration strucked when I stopped by Our Daily Bread Designs blog. They have a sketch challenge going on...

I sadly don't own any ODBD stamps but we are allowed to participate with one card anyways. I chose a spanish sentiment from My Pink Stamper, that translated says: "When I count my blessings, I double count you". I used Haj Design paper for these flowers, which I die cut with the Spellbinders' sets Rose Creations, Bitty Blossoms and Carnation Creations. Also from the same company I used Gold Elements One to make the flourishes and Gold Labels Four, for the window and the frame. This time I used ribbon over lace and some crystals to finish the card. And this is what I came up with:

I really hope this card is good enough for the challenge. Let me know what you think :)

Until next time... Have a great weekend!


I consider this a fraternal love card, one that you can give to a sister on Valentine's (hope she doesn't find out!). And I wish to submit it to other challenges: 

Girly Cards Challenge

Use Bling
Card and Scrap Blog

Any Sentiment
Aud Sentiments

 Anything Goes
7 Kids Challenge Blog 

13 January 2014

Delivery Express / Entrega Inmediata / Entrega Expressa

Hello everyone,

How was your weekend? It's been a long one for me, but very productive for sure. That is why today I'll be very brief. I wanted to stop by to show you a set of three male cards I was ordered to make. The lucky fellow's birthday and dating anniversary are on February, plus Valentine's Day of course. I truly enjoyed doing them, because I usually don't make cards for men. These may give you some ideas on what to create for your loved one on Valentine's. I hope you like them.

Have a great week!

Hola a todos.
¿Cómo estuvo su fin de semana? Fue uno largo para , pero muy productivo eso si. Por eso voy a ser muy breve. Quería pasar por aquí para mostrarles un set de tres tarjetas masculinas que me ordenaron. El afortunado celebra cumpleaños y aniversario de noviazgo en febrero, además de San Valentín por supuesto. Verdaderamente disfruté hacerlas, porque no suelo hacer tarjetas para hombres. Estas podrían darles algunas ideas sobre que crear para sus amados en San Valentín. Espero que les guste.

Tengan una excelente semana!

Olá a todos,

Como foi o seu fim de semana? Tem sido longo para mim, mas muito produtivo com certeza. É por isso que hoje eu vou ser muito breve. Eu queria parar por aqui e mostrar para
vocês um conjunto de três cartões masculinos que me mandaram fazer. O cara sortudo esta de aniversario de namoro e de nascimento em fevereiro, além de ser Dia dos Namorados aqui. Eu realmente gostei de fazê-las, porque eu não costumo fazer cartões para homens. Estes podem dar-
lhes algumas idéias sobre o que criar para seus amados no Dia dos Namorados. Eu espero que vocês gostem deles.

Tenham uma ótima semana!

Card No. 2 is participating in these challenges:
Challenge 97 - Sentiment as the focus 

by audsentimentschallengeblog