Wednesday 30 May 2012

Anything Goes at Divas By Design

This weeks challenge is Anything Goes at Divas By Design
This challenge is sponsored by Meljens & I have used Sweet Sundae for my image, which has been coloured with Promarkers.
I played around with white acrylic paint & edges the papers with it & also used it on the ice cream part of the image. It doesnt show up that well, but does give some dimension.
The background paper is from stash, no idea who's I am afraid, it was an offcut & from my oddments drawer.
I laid some gauze underneath the image, which was mounted onto a Marianne die. You can just see the Memory Box die (Catalina) which I cut out with red mirri card.
The sentiment is an old QVC  one, coloured with Promarkers.
Lace & ribbon from stash, as are the flowers. The 2 with red centres I made myself to match the papers.
Don't forget to pop over to the Divas blog & see what my fellow teamies have created for you this week.

Entering into the following challenges
Die Cutting Divas Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash May Flowers
Fashionista Challenge  Simply Summer
House of Gilli Die Cuts & Punches
Totally Stampalicious Summertime

Sunday 27 May 2012

Dream Valley Humour

This fortnights challenge over at Dream Valley is Humour.
This challenge is sponsored by both Bugaboo & Crafty Emma.
I used Bugaboo images, Stella Peeker-Another Drink, both the image & the sentiment. Coloured with Promarkers & the glass has a covering of Glossy Accents to make it look like glass. The spotty paper is Papermania DesignStax, it has the most amazingly beautiful papers & I don't want to use them, just look
The purple paper onto which I have printed the sentiment is Bearly Mine.
The lace die cut is a Magnolia, ribbon, dew drops & flowers, all from stash.
Hot Shot Crafts Die Cuts
Digi Doodle Shops Best Lets Go Spotty
Little Miss Muffet Anything Goes

Saturday 26 May 2012

Magnolia GDT Week 3

This is week 3 of my GDT spot over at Magnolia Down Under & this weeks challenge is to make a card using the colours red, purple & yellow.
I started cutting out a scalloped circle using my  Craft Robo & covered it with paper from Wild Rose Studio Bella. I then cut out another 2 shapes to make the back mount & covered that in paper from Papermania Capsule collection Yellow & Wild Rose Studio again.
I have then coloured Giant Mushroom Jingle Jangle 2009 & Honeebee Tilda from Summer Memories 2012 with Promarkers.
I then added a Marianne Fence die & a Magnolia dragonfly die.The fence I coloured with TH Distress Ink Dusty Concord.
I then cut out the letters shown on my Robo again & stuck them onto a Magnolia tag die & added red ribbon.
Lastly I added a Memory Box Spring Border die & attached red ribbon & flowers from stash.
Entering into the following challenges
Crafty Calendar Challenge Things with Wings
Squiggle Stamps Ribbons & Roses
Hotshot Crafts Diecuts
IlovePromarkers Die Cuts
Southern Girls Dying to Diecut
Paper Pretties Bold, Bright Colours

UPDATE I won Top 3 over at I Love Promarkers for this card.

Saturday 19 May 2012

Magnolia Down Under 2nd GDT Post

Its time for another challenge over at Magnolia Down Under & this week is ''Make Your Own Embellishment''. I chose to make my own flower out of lace
I threaded cotton along the top edge of the ribbon & pulled to make the circle. Added a smaller piece of black ribbon & added a jewel & hey an easy flower. I added ribbon & leaves & a pearl decoration for dimension.
I knew I was going to use Japanese Tilda (dont ask me why, it just came to me whilst laying in bed!!!), so I started out by making my background. This took ages & ages, I used my Hougie Board to make the criss cross along the card.
I them embossed the lines using an Embossing pen (yes can you remember them haha) & Embossing powder. I then did not like it red & white, so coloured all the squares in black & embossed them too. Finally I had a background that I liked for this card. I had already cut out the frame & backed it with some sparkly material in my stash & edged the frame with Liquid Pearls.
My chopsticks are from a Glitter Girls board & once again, embossed & a little Glamour Dust added too. The flower on top is 2 petals from stash, coloured with Promarkers, shaped & glittered & a little jewel in centre.
The fan is an old wooden stamp I have by Rubber Stampede called Asian Fans. I coloured with Promarkers & Red Stickles & Glamour Dust. Finally my Tilda is also coloured with Promarkers & I have left her skin very light as the Geisha girls did, she also has the Glamour Dust treatment.

All in all, I really like this card & the way it turned out, albeit that it took a long time to create.
Entering it into the following challenges
Challenge Up Your Life Asia
Dis Digi Designs Show Us That Bling
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Hip2 Be Square
Magnolia-licious Inspiration Picture (I took reds, green & white)
Alphabet Challenge Handmade Flowers

I have won over at Magnolia-licious for this card.
I ave won Top 3 over at Challenge Up Your Life with this card.

Sunday 13 May 2012

Dream Valley Case The DT

This fortnight over at Dream Valley, we are Casing the DT & is sponsored by both OSCC
& Crafty Ribbons

 I chose to use patriotic colours & papers especially as we are coming up to the Queens Jubilee & the Olympics this year here in the UK. The papers are Papermania Portobello Road. The stamp is Penny Black Miniful which is coloured with Promarkers.The postcard is Papermania Portobello Road again, as is the sentiment & postmark. The hinges are SU with buttons from stash added. The London skyline is cut using my Robo & a template from UKScrappers.
Go over to Dream Valley & see what my fellow teamies have decided to ''Case'' & don't forget on your entry to quote which DT member you have decided to case. Case means copy & selectively edit) I look forward to seeing your entries.
Entering into the following challenges
Emergency Crafters Spots & Stripes
The Poodles Parlour Anything Goes
Pixie Dust For The Boys
Southern Girls About The Boys
Sir Stamp A Lot Medals & Monarch (patriotic)
Penny Black & More London celebrates

Saturday 12 May 2012

Magnolia Down Under GDT Spot

I was really lucky to have been picked as a GDT for this month over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges & this weeks challenge is to follow a sketch. Details of which are over on their blog.
I have used Waterlily Tilda from the new Summer Memories collection & coloured her with Promarkers. A Nestie has been used to mount her on & edged with a Promarker. I have used some fab blue & pink ribbon & made a frame around the Nestie. Added a few dew drops from my stash

The papers are a combination of Magnolia papers & stash. All edges have been edged using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Spun Sugar & Broken China.

Its the first time I have coloured her curly hair & it doesn't look too bad I think.
Added flowers from stash & you can just see the Memory Box Catalina Border die which I have cut in half & added to the card underneath the image.
The butterfly is a Magnolia  die which again I have coloured with Promarkers & added a few Liquid Pearl drops to the body.
There you have it, a very pretty girly card.. Don't forget to pop over to Magnolia Down Under & see what the DT have created this week
Entering into the following challenges
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Flowers (must be an image with flowers & this one has water lillies)
TOMIC BINGO (I used Doo Hickey Die, Flowers & Embossing (on Nestie)
Fussy & Fancy Butterflies, Ribbons & punches (must use at least 1, I have used 2)
Charisma Cardz Pink & Girly
Crafty Ribbon Flowers
Crafts & Me Punches & Die Cuts.

Thursday 10 May 2012

Molly Blooms

This is the card I made yesterday instead of my Divas card  duuhhh! I coloured Molly Bloom stamps Gypsy Caravan & Gypsy from the Big Top collection & coloured them with Promarkers. Now regular readers of my blog will know I do like to create scenes every now & then & this card is no exception. I cut up some acetate & used it as a mask to create the clouds by inking up with Broken China DI & created the grass with Peeled Paint DI. The trees were created using a Marianne Creatable die & coloured using Peeled Paint & Pine Needles DI. The Robin is again a Marianne Creatable die. A few dew drops & tiny flower heads complete the picture. Hand drew the birds in the sky.
Entering into the following challenges
Crafts & Me Punches & Die Cuts
My Craft Spot Down on the Farm (animals or country)
Paper Creations Ink In the garden
By the cute & girly Spring

Fastest card ever!!!

OMG this has to be the quickest card I have ever made, it took me 15 minutes from start to finish as I had completely forgotten about yesterdays challenge over at Divas By Design & it was Team B turn. This week its ''One for the boys'' & is sponsored by Digi Garden. I have used a wooden stamp Correspondence Collage by Hampton Art Stamps, inked in TH Walnut Stain DI & edged with Pumice Stone. The papers are Bo Bunny Timepiece Collection & K & Co Lifes Journey. A little bit of card from stash torn to mount it on with a sentiment from SU. A toggle & twine added, along with a square brad.
Entered into the following challenges
Whimsey Add Dimension
Crafty Cardmakers For the Boys
Ooh-la-la-Creations Make It Manly

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Tilda on the High Seas

Well after the big party at the weekend, I am slowly getting the house & me back to normal!!! My sister comes to stay tomorrow for 5 days & then she goes back to New Zealand, so whilst I had a moment to myself, I made this card.

I used one of the stamps from the Magnolia stamp kit, as yet unnamed & teamed it with  Sea Through Porthole from Bon Voyage collection. Both have been coloured with Promarkers. I added a few jewels around the edge of the porthole & edged it with Spiced Marmalade DI. Papers are Bo Bunny Barefoot & Bliss collection.
Added a corner which I had cut out using my Craft Robo from a template from UK Scrappers. Backed it with some matching paper to highlight it & coloured with Broken China DI. Mounted some SU banners & coloured as above. Used some letters I had in my stash.

Added flowers from stash & combined 2 ribbons to make the bow.
Finally added a charm from Hobby House which is perfect for this card.
Hopefully from next week, I will be back to blogging properly, once the excitement from the last few weeks have died down.
Entering into the following challenges
Magnolia Down Under Use a stamp from Bon Voyage collection or a travel related Magnolia stamp
Midweek Magnolias May Flowers
Simply Magnolias Use 2 stamps
Creative Card Crew Ribbon
Party Time Tuesday 2 or more Ribbons