Monday, 30 January 2012

Tilda With Daisies


Evening Everybody,
I wanted to share this card with you, it's one of the top secret projects I've been working on and has now been given to the recipient who is a secret  follower of my blog,  so I can  now share it with you all.


I have used lots of Magnolia stamps to create this card, I used a pre-folded card blank, and covered it with scraps of "Prima Botanicals" papers. I used "Tilda With Daisies" and "Heart Flowers" stamps and coloured them with my promarkers: Cocoa, Umber, Burnt Umber, Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink,Baby Pink, Carnation Pink, Blossom, Fuchsia Pink, Pear Green, Olive Green and Moss.



The Butterflies were made with a "Marianne Creatables Die", I covered them with a mixture of Cotton Candy Stickles and Cerise glitter for sparkle. I used my "Lovely Fence - Doohickey Die" and attached that with foam pads for depth. I have added some gems found in a bottom of the drawer to the butterflies and the sentiment stamp is "Lili Of The Valley".

Thanks for looking.

Challenges:

I'd like to enter the following....

Charisma Cardz Challenge - #3 Pretty In Pink.
Crafts And Me Challenge - #68 Pink And Sparkly.
I Love Promarkers - #101 Purple And Pink.


Sunday, 29 January 2012

Quirky Crafts Challenge # 3 Guest DT Card.

Morning everyone I have my Guest Dt Card for 


The challenge is sponsored by


and



Be sure to stop by the challenge blog to check out the fantastic DT creations and you have until ..... to enter.


As soon as I saw the images that were sent to me I knew what I wanted to do and for once it has all come together as I imagined. All the images on my card are by "LImited Runs". I wanted to create a magical toadstool house deep in the woods where all the wildlife come to life and can talk and sing :) lol.


 I coloured all images with my promarkers: Lipstick Red, Red, Cardinal Red, Putty, Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Pine, Forest Green, Lemon, cool grey 1 to 5, Black, Dusky Rose, Baby Pink, Aubergine, Bluebell, Aqua Blue, Powder Blue, China Blue, Pastel Blue, and Denim Blue.

I decided an easel card was the best way to showcase the scene I've created, the butterflies and birds were raised on foam pads for depth. The picket fence was created with my "Magnolia - Doo hickey Die - Lovely Fence" and it was also raised on foam pads.


The design papers I have used are "My Minds Eye - Beloved " as they kind of remind me of grass lol and the sentiment stamp is from "Lili Of The Valley" This card is perfect for celebrating a move to a new home and who wouldn't want to live in a magical house lol :).

Thanks for looking.

Challenges:


Thursday, 26 January 2012

Merry Sweetmas


Evening everybody,

Have a little Christmas card to share with you today, using a new stamp and scraps of old papers. The design papers used are "Basic Grey - Wassail" it was a 12 x 12 stack and it's lasted me about 2 years so I think I need to order  me some more lol.


The stamp is "Magnolia - Tilda With Candy Canes" and she has been coloured with my promarkers: Lush Green, Pine Green, Holly, Cool grey 1,2, Crimson, Cardinal Red, Burgundy, Sunkissed Pink, Pastel Pink, warm grey 1-5, Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, Cocoa, Burnt Umber and Umber. She has been highlighted with my white gel pen and I have added two little green crystals to her shoes to act as buttons.



I cut Tilda out with my oval nesties and use a shape-a-bilities die could be "Dahlia" or "Poinsettia" (can't remember) to make the flowers. I scrumpled the flowers after they had been cut, then unfolded them and distressed them with silver ink pad and then heat embossed with clear sparkle embossing powder adding a silver gem to the centre of each flower.

The sentiment is hand written and a little play on words :).

Thanks for looking.

Challenges:

I would like to enter the following challenges....

Creative Inspirations - #147 Anything Goes.
Rudolph Day - #January 25th



Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Little Bundle


Hello everybody,

I just wanted to share this card, made following this weeks "Sketch Saturday" layout. I decided to go with non traditional colours for this card as not everyone is in to pink and blue.


This adorable little stamp is from "Lili Of The Valley" it reminds me of a little jungle baby, hence the animal print. I coloured the image with my promarkers: Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, Pastel Blue, Denim Blue. Forest Green, cool grey 1-5, ice grey 1-5 and black.


This card has used up my very last scrap of this zebra print paper, it is very very old and I have no idea where it came from but has been very useful. I have also used a scrap of black and white spotted organza ribbon from "The Ribbon Girl". The Little bundle sentiment was created with a cuttle bug embossing folder.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges:

I would like to enter the following....

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #116 Buttons and Bows.
Pixies Crafty Snippets - challenge #4.






Monday, 23 January 2012

Top Secret

Evening all

I'm busy working on finishing 2 top secret projects which I can't reveal until next week. But here is a sneak peek of one ).

Friday, 20 January 2012

Clean & Simple Christmas


Good Evening all,

A quick little share from me today, the first of this years Christmas Cards and this design is so quick and simple to make can see me copying it in many different colourways. This has used mainly scraps and off cuts of card which has been embossed with my cuttlebug and "Swiss Dots" and "Snowflakes" embossing folders.


This super cute "Forever Friends Stamp" has been coloured with my promarkers: Ivory, Vanilla, Saffron, Crimson, Cardinal Red, Burgundy, ice grey 1,2,3, Holly, Forest Green and Warm Grey 3,4,5.
He has also been cut out and decoupaged for depth.



The "Bakers Divine Twine" came from "The Ribbon Girl" and the button is from my stash and is a deep green which matches the holly. The "Sentiment Stamp" is "Lili Of The Valley".
Thanks for looking :) .

Challenges:

I would like to enter the following...

ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for Anything Christmas.
Charisma Cardz Challenge - #2 Clean & Simple.
I Love Promarkers - #100 Anything Goes.
Pixies Crafty Snippets - Challenge #3


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Birthday Tea?



Evening everyone,

Finally got round to posting a card, been so busy this week that time is running away with me and today has been a non stop comedy of errors! Anyway this card was inspired by this weeks "Sketch Saturday" layout and is a birthday card for a work colleague.


Gorgeous "Lili Of The Valley" image has been coloured with my promarkers: Plum, Maroon, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Moss, Pastel Blue, Denim Blue, Powder Blue, Blush, Sunkissed Pink, Dusky Pink, Caramel, Cinnamon, Raw Sienna, Cool grey 1,2,3, warm Grey 3 and 4.


The design papers are "Prima - Melody" papers and have been edged with purple glitter for a little sparkle. The flowers are also prima and the butterflies were a "Marianne Creatable Die". The lace is from "The Ribbon Girl" and the gems are from my stash.


The sentiment on the outside of the card is by "Lili Of The Valley" and the sentiment on the inside of the card is by "Penny Black". The inside of the card has also been decorated with matching papers.


Challenges:

I would like to enter the following challenges....

I Love Promarkers - #100 Anything Goes.
Alphabet Challenge Blog - Y is for You Choose.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

I've Won a challenge.....SUPER Excited :)

I have won my first challenge of 2012, I entered the Quirky Crafts Challenge #1 Food Glorious Food and was chosen as first prize winner. I'm so happy, happy, happy :).
I've also accepted a guest dt position on a future challenge :).
Congratulations to the other 2 winners, well done and check out this weeks challenge.

Friday, 13 January 2012

70th Birthday


Evening everybody,

Finally had time to blog this card, been so busy with life in general.....Grrrr lol. Anyway when I saw this stamp in "Craft Stamper" magazine I had to have it, it totally reminds me of Oscar my Miniature Schnauzer.
I couldn't wait to get my hands on it, and couldn't wait to colour it in either. So I decided to use it for my Uncle's 70th Birthday Card.


the very cute image and sentiment are by "Whimsy Stamps" and it has been coloured with my promarkers: cool grey1-5, ice grey 1-5, warm grey 4 and 5, black, red, crimson red, apple green, leaf green, oatmeal, peach and gold.



The design papers are a mixture of "My Minds Eye - Beloved Range" and the inside has been decorated to match the outside. I have not added any embellishments to the card but have added lots of "Lime Green Stickles" for a little sparkle.

This card is for my Uncle Greg who is 70 this year, busy year for me card wise with his birthday my Mam And Dad's Ruby Wedding and Auntie And Uncles Ruby Wedding, card orders coming in already lol.

Challenges:

I would like to enter the following...

Alphabet Challenge - Y is for you choose.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Everyday Princess


Evening everyone,
man I'm sooooo tired getting to old for a 6 day working week lol. I have this card to share but I'm not at all happy with it to be honest. I think it needs some more butterflies in the bottom left or some bling or something! ...


The layout is from this weeks "Sketch Saturday" challenge and the papers I have used are new and are "First Edition  ~ Dream catcher". I have distressed the edeges of all papers and card used.


The stamp new and is called "Every Day Princess" and is by "Stamping Bella". She has been coloured with my new complete set of promarkers: cool Grey 1-5, ice grey 1-5, black, purple, aubergine, slate, blush, sunkissed pink and coral. I have cut her out and added her to the embossed panel with foam pads to add a little depth.


I have decorated the inside of the card, I have used my label nesties to create a message panel and a sentiment panel. The sentiment is a "Penny Black Stamp".


I have decorated the back of the card too. I have glittered the edges of the purple card. The Butterflies are my new "DienamicS" dies (I can see these being the most used dies of the year lol).


Well That's enough from me, will maybe have another play around with this card in a few days...go back to it with fresh eyes.

Challenges:

I would like to enter:

Sketch Saturday - #189.
Cupcake Craft Challenge - #174 Something New.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Quick Share



Evening all,
Just a quick share for you, another order, but kind of last minute and needed asap lol. So yesterdays card is nearly finished, I'm faffing (sp?) about with embellishments lol.
Have a nice weekend, see you Monday :)

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Santa has been again :)


He has brought me my FULL set of promarkers ALL the colours, I'm so EXCITED lol. Well I thought as most of mine have started running out as I've had them so long and as I still had quite a lot of colours missing I would treat myself.

So no card today, I'm going to spend some time playing around with my new pens and try out different colour combo's.

See you tomorrow and HELLO to my new followers, thanks so much. I've tried to follow some of you back but couldn't find your blog.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Birthday Bonanza


Apologies lots of photos coming up.
Well I've had lots of inspiration this week so made the most of it...Next week I may not have any lol. Thought I would share this little gift set with you. The tin started out life as a tin of nuts we got at Christmas, believe it or not lol.

Card


My very first attempt at masking, found it easier than it actually sounds just need to practice. Used these two adorable "Tilda's" and coloured them with my promarkers: Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cool grey 1,2,3, Satin, Blush and Dusky Pink. The design papers are a mixture of "Craft Creations" and "Dove Craft Piece Of Cake" sets.


The roses are from "Wild Orchid Crafts", the edges of all the papers and card has been distressed.



The adorable sentiment stamp is by "Lili Of The Valley" I love it, perfect for my "Tilda's" lol.

Gift Pail


Well it was once full of delicious nuts, but a Racoon stopped by over Christmas and ate them all, so I decided a spot of recycling was in order. I covered the tin with brown card.



Then I added the gingham paper and another strip of brown card. I added some black gingham ribbon around the top of the tin. I also punched two holes in the side of the tin and threaded some more gingham ribbon through to use as a handle.



The tin has been decorated with the same "Tilda's" and sentiment stamp. I have also tied some "Bakers Divine Twine" from "The Ribbon Girl" around the tin.



Not turned out to bad!
Thanks for sticking with me :).

Challenges:

I hope to enter the following...

Quirky Crafts Challenges - #1 Food Glorious Food.
Charisma Cardz Challenge - #50 Anything Goes.
St Lukes Charity Cards - New lease of life to something old and tired (recycled tin).



Welcome Baby Emmie



Good Morning
I'm quietly confident about this year, lots of good things ahead and it's only the 3rd of Jan and I've had 2 sales already  :). This card  and yesterdays card :).
I have followed the layout for this weeks "Sketch N Stash" challenge for today's card.



I have used this neglected "Sugar Nellie" stamp "Vintage Baby" and coloured it with my promarkers: Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, cool grey1,2,3, Blossom Pink and Pink carnation. I have cut the image out and layered it onto the circle with foam pads. The circle was embossed with my "Hearts embossing Folder".


The sentiment is a neglected "Paper makeup Stamp" and it has been cut with neglected "Nesties". The pearls, ribbon and buttons are from my stash.



The design papers are new and are "Dove Craft Fairytale Princess" , I have distressed the edges to give a vintage feel to the card.

Challenges:

I'm hoping to enter the following...

Sketch N Stash - #78 Michelle's Sketch.
Allsorts Challenge - #135 New Beginnings.
Alphabet Challenge Blog - X for Xtra Special Occasion.

Monday, 2 January 2012

I Believe I Can Fly


Good Afternoon,
Here I am with my first challenge card of the new year :). Inspired by the "Sketch Saturday" challenge and some new Dovecraft papers.


Have gone a bit mad with the distressing, i've distressed the edges of the papers and card and then used Smoky grey ink to distress/stain the lace, sentiment, papers and card. I have decoupaged "Tilda" for depth.


"Tilda" has been coloured with my promarkers: Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, Blue Pearl, china Blue, Cornflower Blue, Cool Grey 1-5 and Black.


This gorgeous sentiment is by "Magnolia Stamps", every time I stamp it out I end up singing the song in my head lol.


The design papers used on this card are from "Craft Creations (gingham)" and "Dovecraft Princess Fairytale" sets. I have decorated and distressed the inside of the card to match the outside. the Lace and pearls are from my stash.

Challenges:

I would like to enter the following...

Charisma Cardz Challenges - #50 Anything Goes.
Creative Inspirations - #143 Anything Goes.