giovedì 28 dicembre 2023

Winter Birthday

Hi crafty friends!

Nicoletta here today with a new card!

I hope you had a wonderful and peaceful Christmas!  I spent these days with my loved ones and I collected sweet memories.... and I cooked soooo much!!  So today I was really happy to sit in my craft room to play with my stuff!

I have some birthdays during the holidays and I have this card in my mind for days and today finally I had the time to give birth to my idea.

To make it I started by blending a red and green Distress Ink on a piece of  Neenah paper and cutting it in the size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

I continued by die cutting the top panel of my card using the Snowflake Petals Cover die in 4 layers... I adhered the first  3 together, then I glued an acetate sheet and over the last snowflake petal layer and I put white glitters red stars confetti into the petal's shakers.

I plugged the shaker panel with the red and green blended paper and then I glued everything on a white card base.

As a last thing I added  a red hot foiled and die cut  sentiment  ( doubled in green)  in the center of the card and that's that.

(It's Your Birthday hot foil and  die set)

Hope I give you some inspirations!

Thank you for stopping by !!

Ciao Ciao



venerdì 22 dicembre 2023

Joy to you and yours

Hi crafty friends!!

Christmas is just around the corner and I continue to create cards to wish happy holidays to my loved ones.

I made this card for a collaboration between Alex Syberia Designs and WOW! Embossing Powders.

Here is the card:

And now let me share something about the creative process.

I started to create my background... Using the Frosty Lace stencil set and the WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying embossing pad on a light pink cardstock I create a ton sur ton  and sparkling design. I die cut a rectangle from it using the Nesting Scalloped Frames die set and then I glued this pink background on a white card base.

Next Up  I die cut the Joyful Poinsettia from a very light rose cardstock and I blended the leaves with different shades of pink ink. and after that I added a Clear Ultra Slow inks on the border of the leaves and I heat embossed them using the

WOW! embossing powder Wanderlust.

I placed  and glued the flower composition on the card using some foam dots to add dimension and as then I added the big sentiment Joy .and the string sentiment.

Hope you like my card !

Thank you so much for stopping by!

If you want to see more:

Ciao Ciao

mercoledì 13 dicembre 2023

Happy New Year

Hi crafty friends!

It's Nicoletta here today with a new very simple festive and shining card! Hope I can inspire you!


To make my card I started by hot foiling the Brilliant Burst Hot Foil Plate using a platinum Foil over a black smooth paper. Next up I created my background card by  die cutting  a rectangle from the hot foiled black paper using the Nested Scalloped Frames die set ; I glued the black rectangle on a white card base.

I continued by thinking about the sentiment to put on my card,

I die cut the big sentiment "Happy New Year", three white  layers for the  outlined  sentiment and one for the Happy New Years words

I glued them all together and then I glued the sentiment over the card.

As a last thing I added many rhinestones to give shining  touches.

And that's that!

Soo simple !! Isn't?

Thank you so much for stopping by

Ciao, ciao

mercoledì 6 dicembre 2023


Hello crafty friends!

I'm here today to share with you another cards featuring the adorable Holiday  Wreath  & Branch Stencil & die set from the new release and some other goodies from the previous collections.

To create this card I started by hot foiling in gold the Elegant Stripes Hot Foil plate on a white cardstock and die cutting it using the Nested Scalloped Frames die set. Then I glued it over a white card base.

I continued by stencilling the Holiday  Wreath  & Branch Stencil & die set  on a piece of  Neenah paper using some Altenew inks. As I said in my previous posts I really felt in love with layering stencil so I think you could see more cards focusing  on them.

Once the stencilled wreath and the bow are completed I die cut and glued them on my striped background.

As a last thing I added se big sentiment Noel on the wreath.  To make it I die cut the outlined Noel wording  4 white layers I glued all togheter and in one pink layers at the base I glued slightly staggered. The top "Noel" is in metallic gold cardstock.

And that' it!

Hope you like my card !

Thank you so much for stopping by!

If you want to see more:


Ciao Ciao

mercoledì 29 novembre 2023

Today is a new day

Hi crafty friends!

I'm here today with another inspiration card featuring the brand new products by Alex Syberia Designs.

In the Christmas collections isn't all about fairy, bauble and decorations but the flowers are a must too! and the MIDNIGHT BLOOMS collections is really amazing!


To make my card I started by   preparing the card base:  I  cut a blue Cardstock rectangle 3 1/4 "x 5 1/2" and I double it with a purple cardstock. Then I glued  it on a white card base.

Next up I continued by using the Midnight Blooms Stencil set, stencilling the beautiful flowers on a smooth white cardstock and once ready I die cut them with the Midnight Blooms die set.

I adhered the flowers on the card base using some foam pads to add dimension.

Then it was the time to use the Midnight Blooms stamp set and coordinate dies.

I stamped and  heat embossed the sentiment,  with a purple glitter powder... unfortunately it's not clear in the pictures... and I adhered it on the leaves.

As a last touch I added some purple rhinestones.

And that's that!

Hope you like it!

Thank you for stopping by!

Ciao ciao


venerdì 24 novembre 2023

Feliz Navidad - Alex Syberia Designs Instagram hop and new release

Hi crafty friends!
The brand new  Holiday release from Alex Syberia Designs in live!!  It's all about Christmas, and new year and you could find , cute mices, lovely flowers,  cover plates and amazing hot foil plates
There's sure to be something for everyone!
Check my instagram profile to have all the info and follow the lineup  to see all the gorgeous inspirations by the design team.
But now let me share with you the card I made for the occasion!
To make the card I started by die cutting a red cardstock rectangle  using a rectangle from the Nested Scalloped Framed die set .
Over it I hotfoiled the gold stars using the Magic Stars Hot foil plate, and I added some white splatters using a brush and once they are dried I glued the red background over a white card base,
I continued by stamping the images from the Merry Christmice stamp set , I colored them whit Copic markers and I die cut everything with the coordinate dies and put them aside.

As a next thing I die cut the sentiment Feliz Navidad, the outline in white and pink and top in gold.
I glued them staggering the outlines to give more interest   and add dimension to the sentiment.

I glued on the bottom of the card and all around I add the lovely mixes and all the images I previously colored and die cut.

Hope you like my inspiration card !
Join us  to win fabulous prizes.
Good luck!
Ciao , Ciao

lunedì 20 novembre 2023

Alex Syberia Designs November Collection Blog Hop & Giveaway


Hello crafty friends!!!
Today, we are celebrating the launch of  Alex Syberia Designs new release with  a fun blog hop!!
The November release includes  clear stamps, hot foil plates,  dies and stencils.
I'm sure  there's something for everyone to love!
Joining with us  will see many inspiration projects made by the AS design team in the ASD blog post so you could appreciate the amazing collection. 
Let me share with you the card I made for the event, using some of the brand new products: the Joyful Poinsettia die set and the Noel hot foil plate.

A very simple card but I love how it turned out. 
To make it I starts by die cutting a dark green rectangle using the Nested Scalloped Frames die set and then hotfoiling in gold  the big Noel at the bottom of my rectangle. Under of it I stamped a string sentiment from the Christmas Sentiments stamp set using Versamark ink and hot embossing it in gold.

Next up I  glued the rectangle to a cardstock card base and I continued by die cutting the poinsettias and the leaves using the "Joyful Poinsettia" die set and glueing  them on the top of the green background.

Alex Syberia Designs is giving away a £85 ($100) gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a £15 ($18) gift card to 5 winners. 

Open internationally. All 6 winners will be drawn from the entrants that have played along with this Blog hop by midnight BST November 26th, 2023. Winners will be announced on the Alex Syberia Designs blog 'Giveaway Winners' page on November 27th, 2023.

Below you will find the blog hop order; Comment on all stops on the hop for the chance to win a gift certificate as detailed above.

Previous stop: Lisa

Next stop: Sandi

Blog Hop Order:

Have fun joining us with this blog hop
I'm sure you will love the entire collection and the DT inspirations as much as I do!

Ciao ciao

mercoledì 15 novembre 2023

Carnival Party

Hi crafty friends!

I'm back today to share with you a new colorful and very clean and simple card!

It's perfect when you need one at the last minute.

 To make it I used the Carnival Party Stencil and die set, using rainbow colors to create the streamers. I used two shades of the same colorr for every streamer, the light one for the inside and and the darker for the outer part.

Once I completed the streamers I die cut the stencilled paper using a rectangle die from the Nested Scalloped Frames die set and over it I stamped the black sentiment happy  from. the beautiful Birthday Wishes stamp set, Then I adhered the rectangle over a white card base using adhesive foam.

Then I completed the sentiment card adding the Birthday from the Birthday and Wish die set, die cutting it yellow and in white in many layer. I glued all the die cuts together putting the yellow one at the base and the white ones on the top slightly offset to show the yellow part.

I completed the card adding some sequins.

And that' that.

Easier done that said!

Hope you like it

Have a nice day!

Ciao ciao


mercoledì 8 novembre 2023

Flowing color drops

Hi crafty friends!

Today I’m here   with a new card!

If you follow me and ASD you already know that 2 weeks ago we had a fun collaboration with Lindy's Gang and for the occasion I used their Magical Shakers.

I had so much fun playing with those watercolour powders so use them for  one card it hasn't been enough so I  made one more card.

I started by spreading some  the Lindy's Magical powders on a piece of watercolour paper ( I used the Cheerio Cherry, the Lizzy's Cuppa' Tea Teal,  the Crumpet Crumbs,  the Butter The Toast Blue ) and after sprayed on some water I tilted the paper to obtain paint drips.   I dabbed the excess of it with a kitchen towel and  I dried the paper with the heat gun.

Once it was dried I obtained from it two rectangles using the  Nested Scalloped Frames die set. I adhered them on a white card base framing in white the smallest one,


Next up I stamped on X-Press blending paper the lovely unicorn and the little stars  from the Always Be Yourself stamps set. I colored with Copic markers the unicorn and I  heat embossed in gold the start and then I die cute all of them whit che coordinate dies.

I put them aside and I continued by thinking about the sentiment.

I obteined the smile word by using the Large Smile dies , and the string sentiment by stamping and heat embossing in gold a stamp from the Rainbow Sentiments stamp set and die cutting it with the coordinate dies.

Once all the elements was ready  I placed and adhered  them on my watercolored background  and that's it!

Hope you like my card!

Thank you for stopping by

Ciao Ciao


giovedì 2 novembre 2023

Happy holidays - Alex Syberia Designs challenge

Hi crafty friends!

I'm back today to share with you the card I made for the ASD November Challenge that requires to create a project following a  holiday  color palette or the Christmas  theme! As I usually do I  used  both! Hope you like my inspiration!

I can't wait to see yours!!

To join us each month and to see all the beautiful inspirations, for the details and rules to follow please take a look at our Inspiration Challenge Post.

Here the theme and the palette to follow:

But now let me talk about my card!

I begun by die cutting a white rectangle rectangle  using the Nested Scalloped Frames die set. I  continued die cutting many stripes in the palette colours using the Thin Stripes Cover die  and gluing them in pairs on the white rectangle  leaving a larger white space between them.

As I finished I adhered the striped background on a white card base and then I  started to work on the top elements. .Using the Snowflake Layering dies I die cut  two snowflakes... one in white and the other one in light pink and I glued them over the background.

Next up I die cut all the elements from the Jingle Bell Joy die set choosing the greens requested by the challenge palette for the leaves and the metallic and glitter silver for the bells. I glued them on the big snowflake  using some thin foam adhesive pads give dimension , then I added the pink and the red bows I die cut using the Pretty Bows die set

At that point I added the little sentiment I stamped using the Christmas Sentiments stamp set and I die cut using the coordinate dies.

As a last touch I added some silver beads.

Hope you like my card and the challenge idea!

I can't wait to see all of your projects!

Thank you again for stopping by!

Ciao, Ciao


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