Wednesday 30 November 2011

Divas By Design Anything Goes

Its time for another challenge over at Divas & this time its an Anything Goes theme, so lots of scope to create & I look forward to seeing the entries.
I have 2 close  friends & 1 of them was going to New Zealand for Christmas & New Year, so we had an early Xmas lunch last week & I gave both of them a tissue box I had made for them. I didn't want it to be just a Christmas gift but something for all year round, so I decided to make each side a different season
Here is the Winter scene. A Magnolia Tilda & lamp, coloured with Promarkers & snowflakes covered with Pinflair Snow Dust. paper from Papermania Noel set. Magnolia die used to create the lacy effect at the top & the season created in Word. Every edge is distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
The next one is Spring, again with a Magnolia Tilda with Apples. Flowers from stash,as is the paper,the image coloured with Promarkers, everything the same as before.
Then we have summer, a Magnolia Tilda & Surfboard, coloured again with Promarkers. Paper from stash. The sun I made by cutting out a circle & some elongated diamond shapes. Palm trees from a set that I found buried in a drawer that I have had for years by Impex Creative Crafts.
Lastly we have autumn, Magnolia Tilda & leaves. Paper from stash & everything else the same as before.
Finally the top where I wound raffia around the top of the side of the box & added the flowers as seen from stash. The leaves are a punch, no idea of make as unmarked.
These were a labour of love as it took me 2 evenings to colour the images, then another 2 evenings to create & decorate, but they were very well received, so well worth it for 2 of my closest friends.
This challenge was sponsored by Crafty Pad

Entering into the following challenges
Creative Craft Challenges Free For All
Scrap-Creations Xmas
Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Tis The Season
The Crafty Bloggers Network Other Than A Card (3d)
CraftyBoots Anything Goes
Dutch Magnolia Lovers Use a Magnolia stamp before 2011 collections (all of mine are)

Sunday 27 November 2011


Whilst reading my dashboard, I saw that Paulette from Create with TLC was asking if anyone could help her out by making a card for her blog hop, so I emailed her offering to do it & here is the card. She gave me the image to work with & I decided to leave it B&W & go for the monchrome look.
I created a frame around the image & ran it through the Cuttlebug using a snowflake folder. Added some sparkly black ribbon to top & bottom, together with a white organza bow. Used a little Pinflair Snow Dust on the  bird table roof, tree & snowflake. Snowflake charm from stash. Lastly several jewels in black & silver highlighting the frame a little.
I hope Paulette is happy with it, she has said
There is a blog hop going on over at Create With TLC so go on over & have a look at whats on offer.
Entering into these challenges
Digital Tuesday Sparkle & Shine
Creative Card Crew Monochromatic

Tilda & Tree

Another Xmas card made...phew! This one is Tilda & Xmas Tree, coloured with Promarkers. A little Pinflair Snow Dust was added to the tree & the snowflake, as well as beneath Tilda.
Tilda is mounted onto Nesties & placed onto BP Magnolia Holly Christmas Song. I distressed the edges of the  BP. The lace I coloured with Promarkers to get the same colours as my image. The flowers, wire decoration & candy were all from the last 2 kits I got from Duck Pond Crafts in my monthly subscription kits. I embossed the greeting onto a magnolia Tag die, which is hard to photograph but it does say Yuletide Greetings clearly I
Right, thats another card finished. So far I have 50 made & I will spend today writing my cards, so I know how many more I need to make.
Entering into the following challenges
Gingerloft Xmas& Winter
Paper Creations Xmas
Everybody Art Xmas
ILovePromarkers Anything Goes
Just Magnolia Pink, White or Red
Magnolia Down Under Let It Snow

Friday 25 November 2011

Kenny K

Kenny K are having a DT call, so I thought I would have a bash at joining. Someone has to get the chance to play with his fab images, but I am sure it wont be
Anyway here is my card, which I made yesterday amidst all the glitter & bling needed for Xmas cards.
I used Tug Of War which was a freebie from Kenny K & flipped it to look like the boys are playing against each other. Coloured with Promarkers & Glossy Accents on the I distressed the edge of the card with Broken China Distress Ink. The paper was Toucan Scraps City Street which I was lucky enough to get whilst on the OSAAT DT . I changed the hue to match my card colours.
The tag was distressed using the same colour, with raffia tied around the card, together with a metal embellishment saying Team, which I thought was quite apt for the card. A few matching candy buttons & there we have a male card!
Entering into the following challenges
Kenny K Kids Rule
Cupcake Craft Teenage Boys
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady Cards For Men
Crafty Sentiments Metal

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Molly Bloom Xmas scene

After our visit to Sir Stamp A Lot recently, we all bought several Molly Bloom stamps which I have used to create this scene. There is the Santa, Xmas Tree, Xmas stocking, Bed, Little Girl, Night Window
We did several classes whilst we were away & this was one of them. A side stepper card using Molly Bloom stamps.
Coloured with Promarkers. Papers were from stash. I added the snowflake which was a punch (maker KARS) & little jewels to the Xmas tree.
I do have a Magnolia round stamp that says Santa is coming to town which I will add to the front of the card before posting.
I just love the dimension in this little scene.
Entering this card into the following challenges
OSAAT Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes
Crazy Challenges Shaped Cards
Pollycraft Xmas Fun
Lollipop Crafts Anything Goes
Everybody Art Xmas card
Top Tip Tuesday More Than One Fold
Stampavie Anything But Square

Saturday 19 November 2011

Magnolia Xmas Tree

On our way up to York last weekend, 6 of us visited Sir Stamp A Lot which is our local craft shop & all spent loads of money buying up the shop. Janice gave us tea & biscuits & we spent 2 hours in there & that was before we even started the journey north. One of my purchases was the new Magnolia Ink magazine as I just love these & in it is a card made by Mindy on the DT which I wanted to recreate.

The tree was made using a Magnolia edge die laid on top of each other & then cut at the edges. A little ribbon & silver thread, together with small jewels finish the tree.
Placed onto an easel card covered with Papermania Noel papers. The parcels are little boxes I made up & covered using the same paper pack & decorated.

Tilda as Santas Little Helper (2009) & Edwin on Christmas Eve (2011) were coloured with Promarkers. Doily from stash.
Its not exactly the same as Mindys & I have used different characters too, but the idea is hers & I can't say otherwise. Anyway I am sure hers is

Entered into the following challenges
I Love Promarkers Xmas Trees
Magnolia Stamp Lover Xmas
Pile It On Traditional Xmas
My Craft Spot Easel Card
Cupcake Craft Twos Company (2 characters)
Stampavie  Anything But Square
Wags & Whiskers Xmas

UPDATE I have won Top 3 over at I Love Promarkers & My Craft Spot for this card.

Thursday 10 November 2011

MIC Elves

Another MIC image which I got from Zoe & quite a simple card. Coloured the elves in with Promarkers, mounted onto red card. Paper I had had for yonks & laid some of it horizontal underneath the image. Wanted to keep this quite plain & funky. A few candy buttons & a sentiment. Easy!
Entered into I Did It Creations as a Xmas or Winter card.
I am going away tomorrow to Yorkshire for 5 days with some crafting friends. We have a cottage just outside York. My bags are almost packed & I am sure I have more craft stuff going with me than clothes!!!
No internet for me until Wednesday when I am back, so be good.

Saturday 5 November 2011

MIC & Maggie

Once again I have been playing with Make It Crafty backgrounds & this one is Home Sweet Home. I have combined it with Tilda & Bauble & coloured with Promarkers. Now the room was not particularly Christmassy, so I have added red tinsel to the stair rails by adding glitter as well as to Tildas bauble.
I have a MS vine punch which also looks like Christmas lights (well does to, so I coloured & glittered strips to lay upon the card to give dimension & bling. The photo does not really show but they stand slightly proud of the card. I couldnt take any more photos as I have left my camera charger in Cyprus so I am going to have to rely on my phone for any new photos.
Hopefully this looks quite Christmassy now.
Entered into the following challenges
Mami Doodles Xmas
Winter Wonderland Challenge Card Sparkle
Paper Crafting Journey Use digi stamp, paper etc
Delightful Sketches A Very Sparkly Xmas
Crafty Purple Frog Sparkle

Thursday 3 November 2011

Edwins Glitterfest

I think I am slowly getting my mojo back after a long absence. So many things have happened & not all good unfortunately. Anyway here is a card I made yesterday.
I absolutely love Zoes images over at Make It Crafty & bought several yesterday to try & kick start me into my craft room. I merged Ice Skating Lake & Simple Winter Scene together using My Craft Studio. Coloured with Promarkers & liberally glittered to give the snow effect. The lake I have covered in Glossy Accents to give a mirror finish
Added Edwin & Sleigh & a sentiment from my Xmas box & stitching around the edges & there you have it.
Entered into the following challenges
Pollycraft Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes & Bling
Top Tip Tuesday Make Your Own Background
The Paper Shelter Xmas Fun
I Love Promarkers Glitter & Glitz
Just Magnolia Merry Xmas


Wednesday 2 November 2011

Use Metal Divas By Design

This week over at Divas the challenge is to Use Metal & the prize is a Divas prize box. So lets see you all participating & I look forward to seeing your entries. Don't forget to pop over & see what great work my fellow teamies have done too.

 This is my card. The backing paper is a digital freebie from Bearly Mine, onto which I added ribbon from stash to make a frame effect. The image is a digi by Sassy Cheryl which I have coloured with Prisma pencils.

The flower is layered & a metal wire added for dimension. The silver sentiment is a die cut that I accquired ages ago, origin unknown. Lastly I added a cute little metal reindeer on top right corner & a couple of candy buttons.
Entered into the following challenges
One Stitch At A Time Xmas
Die Cut Dreams So Charming (Use a charm)
Lexis Creations Charms
Paper Crafting Journey Use a digi (paper & image)