Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Finally sat down to make some cards today & here is what I have come up with so far.  Good old Tilda & Watering Can. I coloured with my Prisma pencils, thought I had better give them an airing, I think, although I have loads of Promarkers, the pencils are the best for me  for shading, just can't get the hang of it with the pens yet. Skin was coloured using Copics.
I bought Cardmaking & Papercraft today which has a lovely set of stamps & 10 papers to download, of which these are the papers. They are pretty & perfect for spring/floral cards.
I finally got out my sewing machine & edged most of the elements with floral designs
Because that is quite fancy, I only added several dew drops & some blooms from stash.
Entering into the following challenges
Stamp With Fun Spring & Sketch
Sparkles Springtime
Stamps R Us Celebrate Spring
Tuesday Throwdown Florals
Mami Doodles Spring
Stamp Something Spring

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Last OSAAT posting

This is my last OSAAT challenge & post as I have decided to step down from the DT. I have been with the team around a year & have made some great blogging friends, who I know I will keep in touch with and I thank Stitchy for allowing me to be part of the team.
This weeks challenge is Mothers Day and is sponsored by

Here is my card.

I was given an image by Reece Scrap Pieces to use which I have coloured with Promarkers & added a couple of jewels, 1 in her hair & the other to hide the word 'mom' on her book as here in the UK we dont spell it like that but as 'mum'.
Mounted onto mirri card & a MS punch used to decorate the edges.
BP I made by spritzing paper with both silver & pink Shimmer, which has given a gorgeous effect.

I then used an old brass stencil & just used glue & mica powders to make the relief pattern around the edge. Liquid Pearls added as well as a large MS punch to make the lacey circles ( cut around both sides of the card matching up).
Sentiment is an Anna Griffin stamp with brads from stash.

This is scheduled as I am out shopping today with hubby.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Easter sweet box

After all my chores yesterday, I sat down & made this Easter sweet box, it just evolved as I had no real plan when I started, other than to make anything but a card! I started by making 4 little boxes, without lids & stuck them together to form a square & then thought ahh I will make a drawer card.
I decorated them to match the outside of the box. The papers are unknown, MS Daisy punch used around the edge of the base

On the top I used Hello Tilda & coloured with Promarkers & mounted it onto a Labels Nestie. The pinkish card, I coloured with Promarkers to get as good a match as I could to the papers.
Flowers from my stash. Butterfly is also a MS punch, whih I have coloured with Gel Pens & a little Glitter Glue.
Magnolia Doohickey die is the tag, on which I have hand written Easter & attached with a brad. Ribbon also from stash.

My intention is to fill it with Mini eggs & give as an Easter present. I am entering it into these challenges
I Love Promarkers Go Dotty
Magnolia-licious Inspirational photo (Easter)
Lexis Creations Ribbon but no bows or knots
Whoopsi Daisy Easter
Tuesday Throwdown Anything but a card
Cards & More Easter Eggs

Friday, 25 March 2011

Anyone for tea?

This week has been manic & I have not made any cards since the weekend, but I made this last weekend, am only just managing to post it  now.

The image is by Mo Manning over at Digital Pencil Too. I think I snagged it as a freebie from FB a while ago. BP are from scrap drawer, so sorry no idea whose they are.
Coloured with Promarkers. Lace, button, jewels & top flowers from stash. Tag is a Magnolia Doohickey die, on which I have stamped My Friend from an Anna Griffin sentiment set.A MS punch used for the leaves. Bottom flowers made by myself using mulberry paper. Photo is not a good one, so apologies, but I have glittered the edges of the flowers & used Glossy Accents on the cup & cherry.
Ok, on with the washing etc etc................................
Entered into the following challenges
Gingerloft Die Cuts/Punches
Scrappy Frogs Flowers & Lace
Digis by Phooka Flower Power
Craft Us Crazy Cupcakes

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Mothers Day Tilda

I took the original inspiration for this card from one of last years Magnolia Ink magazines & adapted to my own interpretation. I had been to a Sir Stamp A Lot Tilda class on last Tuesday so had wanted to make a scene on my card.
I started by making my own BP for the bottom of the wall by stamping up a Dimension Fourth stamp with Walnut Stain Distess Ink, so it looks like a brocade wallpaper. Added a fake dado rail by colouring in with Promarkers a small piece of card. The shelf is made the same way. On the shelf I used a Molly Blooms stamp & used shrink plastic to make them small enough to sit on the shelf & added a cutlery charm. The tablecloth effect, I made by using a MS punch Large Daisy & wrapping it around the shelf to give a lacy effect.

Kitchen Sideboard & Baking Tilda with wooden spoon are coloured with Promarkers. The picture I made by cutting up Funky Foam (do you remember & mounting the little flowers onto acetate with Glossy Accents & sandwiching the acetate between the funky foam. As it is an easel card, I needed to make something to stop the card falling forward, so I made a rug out of card & pierced the edges & threaded raffia through it to make the fringe.
Added a few flowers to the front edge, along with dewdrops. The sentiment is a Magnolia Doohickey tag die which you can see popping out of the side where I have mounted a housing so the tag can be pulled out & the sentiement read. Unfortunately I did not take a photo of this in full, but as this card is for my sons girlfriend to give to her mum, it is a Mothers Day card for sure.
Entered into the following challenges.
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Use dies (Magnolia Doohickey die)
Sparkles Challenge Mothers Day
Crafty Cardmakers Make Your own BP
Pennys Challenges In the Kitchen
Stamps R Us In the Kitchen
Crafty Creations Mothers Day
Crafty Catz Mothers Day
Just Magnolia Fav Colour Combo (I seem to gravitate towards orange/brown & earth tones a lot)
Stamping for the Weekend Mothers Day

UPDATE I have won Top 3 over at Stamps R us for this card.

Friday, 18 March 2011


Time for another challenge over at "The Shoe" & this weeks its Aquamarine.
The image I have used is by Stitchy over at The Stitchy store called Birthday Boy & can be purchased here
Coloured with Promarkers. Used my Craft Robo to cut out the scalloped edge to the nestie circle. Plaited some embriodery silk & added my pennants. I made thses by cutting out the shapes, colouring with Promarkers & using a peel off to mask the numbers. A strip added at the side with my own sentiment. Viola!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

More distressing

Been playing around with bits & pieces in my stash with no particular reason to make anything & this is what I ended up making. I started out with paper from Lifes Journey by K & Co & using my Tim Holtz masking set, added Spiced Marmalade. I then used a stamp from Creative Expressions "Time"set in Walnut Stain & Peeled Paint & over the top of that added Crackle Paint. Used the same masking technique on the tag & stamped using the same set. Stamped the clock from the set onto shrink plastic & added to the card with raffia, which has also been coloured with the same inks. Not sure if I| like it or not, sometimes I do & sometimes not...oh well.
Entered into the following challenges
I Did It Creations  Masking
Do You Stack Up Layers

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Challenge 53 OSAAT

Its time for another challenge over at OSAAT & this week the challenge is hosted by Deborah & she has chosen Glitter & Gems, so lets see your creations.
This weeks sponsor is The Stamping Boutique
who are kindly giving away 5 digis of the winners choice. Here is my card

I have used the image by Gingerloft called Winter Tree & can be bought here at the Stitchy store.
I have glittered it up, , so its all sparkly, mounted it onto black mirri card on which I have punched snowflakes using a MS punch.
Added silver ribbon from stash & flowers from Crafty Feeling, which have also been glittered. Dew Drops from stash Entered into the following challenges
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy Nature
Christmas Stamping All Year Round Bling
Craft Your Days Away Black & White

Friday, 11 March 2011


My second post of the day & once again I have been playing with Tilda.
I have used Sea Through the Porthole & Tilda with Rope Ladder, both of which are from the Bon Voyage collection. I have coloured the porthole scene with inks, a mixture of Distress Inks & Brilliance Ink, whereas Tilda is coloured with Promarkers. MS punches used to make the borders underneath, which you can just see & these were also coloured with promarkers to match my colour scheme. Pleated ribbon from stash randomly & attached over the border strips. Added flowers from stash. (the little white one at the top I made myself). Finished off with some candy cane & glossy accents on the flower petals. Oh & added a charm too. I am pleased with this one, although I say it myself.

Entered into the following challenges
Paper Shelter Charms
Creative Cowgirl Tropical/Beach theme (not sure if this qualifies,so apologies if it does not fit)
The Crafty Pad Ribbon
Gingerloft Flowers
Colour Q Colour Pallette (blue & orange)
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Southern Girls Use Flowers
Paper Pretties Ribbon
Cuttlebug Spot Use a charm

UPDATE I won with this card over at Creative Cowgirl challenge. Whooppeeee

Fashionista Friday over at "The Shoe"

Its time for another challenge over at If the Shoe Fits, Scrap it & this week, its St Patricks day. Well seeing as I have absolutely no need for such a card, I thought "outside the box" & as St Patricks Day is a green theme with it being irish n all, thats what I based my card on, so I can give this to my nephew next month.
The papers are from Bearly Mine Just Plaids, Dots & Gingham set, & layered up according to the sketch over at Kenny K & I have also used one of his images which is great for teenagers Called Cool Kid Coloured with Promarkers & mounted onto a Tim Holtz music folder which I have added Peeled paint Distress ink too. Buttons from stash & sentiment is Anna Griffin
Entered into the following challenges
Corrosive Challenges Green
Shabby Tea Room  Green
Kenny K Sketch
Bearly Mine Birthday card
Pennys Challenges Green
Easy Craft Projects Green

Wednesday, 9 March 2011


A couple of weeks ago, I spent the day with a friend & we went craft shopping as you do & I bought some more Distress Inks, a Tim Holtz stencil & a set of Creative Expressions "Time" stamps & heres my first play with all of them.
I started out by covering the card with Spiced Marmalade distress ink, then placed the stencil on top & added Peeled Paint & Walnut Stain & blended, adding a bit more Spiced marmalade where I wanted. I then used one of the stamps to stamp directly onto the card. I stamped the clock onto other card & cut out, as well as the sentiment, distressing all with the same inks. Quite effective I think.
Entered into the following challenges
Ooh La La Its a Man Thing
Totally Stampalicious Use a new technique (using the stencil & distressing)
A Spoonful of Sugar Anything shabby/vintage
Paperplay Shabby chic/vintage

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Magnolia Parrot

Continuing my love of Magnolia stamps, here is the Parrot from 2009 Animal collection, which I have placed onto the Jungle Vine. I have coloured both with Prisma pencils. BP are from stash, as are the rik rak & dew drops. Added a big bow & highlighted  with glitter some of the leaves on the top BP. MS punch used to make the butterfly which has been embossed.
Entered into the following challenges.
Just Magnolia  Anything Goes but optional glitter.
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes with optional something old (ribbon is years old)
Belli Challenge Animals
Craft Us Crazy Nature
Paper Crafting Journey Wings
Crafty Purple Frog Things with Wings
Alphabet Challenge Ribbon

Friday, 4 March 2011

If the shoe fits new challenge

Its time for another challenge over at The Shoe & this week it is sponsored by Digi Doodle who are giving away a $10 voucher to spend. (hop over to the main blog for links).
This week, we have a photo inspiration
I have taken the orange & green from the photo to use & made this card.

I started off stamping a brocade stamp from Dimension Fourth & is part of their Paper Garden set which I bought when I recently went to Stamperama in Stevenge and stamped it in Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. I then printed off the Sunflower image by Digi Doodle & distressed the whole image using again Spiced Marmalade & Peeled Paint Distress Inks. I then used a black Marvy Le Plume pen & went over the image again to make it stand out & then spritzed the whole image with Dawn Bibby Golden Glitz Shimmer Spritz which has covered it in a gorgeous golden shine.

I added a gold piece of rik rak & sentiment from an Anna Griffin set & there you are. Hopefully you can see the shimmer as it is difficult to photograph.
Entered into the following challenges
Incy Wincy Spring in the Air
The Crazy Challenge Here Comes Spring
Die Cut Dreams Spring Garden Scenes
Lexis Creations Flowers
Lollipop Crafts Spring
Everybody Art Spring