Thursday 28 June 2012

Tilda & Strawberries

I finally found time to make a card this afternoon after making sure my DT work is up to date for July, as I go away on Sunday for 4 weeks. Lets hope that the electricity & Telecoms in Cyprus dont go on strike as they are planning to do, because no fridge, air con etc in 100oC heat is no joke & no internet either. Oh deep joy! Keeping my fingers crossed that they sort it out before I get there.
Anyway back to this card. I chose Strawberry Yummy from Sweet Rainbow collection & coloured her with Promarkers. Mounted her onto Nestie Labels 11 & edged it with TH DI Peeled Paint. The papers are Bo Bunny & Black Market Paper Society. You can just see the Catalina Memory Box die in the middle of the card.
This die is a Sissix, Flowers, branches & leaves. I have had it ages & never used it before. (neglected stash ) Added mini jewels to the middle of the flowers. The lace I coloured with TH DI Dusty Concord. All edges were distressed too.
Added a cute little strawberry charm & a few dew drops, as well as loads of flowers & there you are.
Apart from my DT cards which I hope will work as they are all scheduled, this is the last card you will see for a while as I will be busy by the pool etc etc.......
Entering this into the following challenges
Just Magnolia Summer Colours
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Distressing
Midweek Magnolias Lace
Simply Magnolia Garden Blooms
Sketch & Stash Any sketch from their catalogue. (I chose 62)

Crafty Creations 3 Embellishments or more
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes
Stampavie Lots of Flowers

Sunday 24 June 2012

Things with Wings

This fortnight over at Dream Valley our new challenge is Things with Wings. We are being sponsored by Digi Doodle  who are very kindly giving our winner a $10 voucher to spend in store.
I chose one of my beloved Tildas, she came with my Spring Club & is on the latest collection. I coloured her with Promarkers & sat her on the bench in the Romantic Sunset scene from Wedding 2010 collection. The paper which unfortunately you cant see much of is Magnolia & has ships on, which I thought was apt. A doily, dew drops, shells & flat blooms complete the card.
Entering into the following challenges
Just Magnolia Summer Colours
Emergency Crafters Summer Sun
4 Crafty Chicks By the Sea
Cute Card Thursday Here Comes Summer
Dutch Dare Summer Fun

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Divas By Design

Over at Divas its time for Team B again to present another challenge & guess what, I completely overlooked it!!!!!  I thought I was ahead of myself, as I am going on holiday for a month on 1st July, but somehow forgot about this weeks, so have been frantically knocking up this very quick Xmas card to showcase our To Die For challenge.
Anyway this week we are sponsored by Bunny Zoe who is offering a £10 gift certificate for the lucky winner. This week we want to see your creations using dies, so I look forward to seeing your entries.

Back to my card, I used a Crafters Companion Popcorn image for speed, with matching paper. I edged it all using Broken China DI & glittered around the edge as well.
I added Liquid Pearl to the snowdrops to give dimension. I added a Marianne tree die onto which I had added more Liquid Pearl to give the impression of snow on the branches. Another die I used was a Magnolia tag, again glittered & edged with DI. The tag pulls out of the side to read Happy Christmas. A few jewels & a reindeer from stash & there you have a very quick DT card.
Hooked On Crafts All that glitters
Christmas Stampin All Year Long Tic Tac Toe (ribbon, blue & glitter)

Wednesday 13 June 2012

My 1st Xmas card of 2012

Here is my 1st Xmas card of 2012 & yes I know its not my
I have used Santa with Lantern from Xmas  2009 and Winter Night background  & for a change I coloured them with my Prisma pencils & blended with Sansador. I added Liquid Pearl to the snow falling to add shimmer.
The background paper is from Crafty Individuals Xmas Book 2.  My die cut trees are Marianne. The holly leaves are from stash & they have had the Glamour Dust treatment, although difficult to see in the photo.  Santa is coming to town sentiment is Magnolia too.
Entering into the following challenges
Magnolia Down Under Winter
ABC Christmas Challenge L for lyrics (Santa Claus is coming to town is my inspiration)
Top Tip Tuesday Sparkle Galore (Glamour Dust & red holly berries are all glittered)

Sunday 10 June 2012

For a Special Guy

This fortnights challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges is sponsored by OSCC

and Sassy Studios
& is For a Special Guy, so lets see your male cards this fortnight, especially with Fathers Day here in the UK shortly.
Back to my card & I am afraid I have no idea as to what papers were used as this was made at Sir Stamp A Lot. We are lucky as we are able to have our own class each month now, as there are always enough of us, so we don't miss out and so the papers were provided by Janice & Kate. I do know that the image is Cool Edwin from Sweet Memories collection and he is coloured with Copics. The little square Union Jack that Edwin is mounted on is a post it note, how cool is that? Very apt for Britain this year.
I am entering this into the following challenges
Just Magnolia Fathers Day/ Edwin
Card Makin Mamas Fathers Day
The Poodles Parlour Fathers Day/Male card

UPDATE I won Top 3 over at C.R.A.F.T for this card.

Saturday 9 June 2012

Stamping Tilda

I won a Magnolia-licious challenge recently & this was my choice of prize. Stamping Tilda which I have coloured with Promarkers. I used a Nestie plain oval to stamp onto & coloured the embossed edge with a Promarker. The scrummy papers are from Papermania Designstax Lucy Cornwell. My firend & I went halves on a 12x12 paper pad & cut it down the middle, so we both have these gorgeous papers for little money. Result!
I have used my Memory Box die Catalina & lace & ribbon from stash.
I added a silk flower & made a couple of flowers myself using EK Success punches with a star punch in the middle, on top of which I added a few seed pearls. The papers in these match the main card. Added a pearl drop flourish & Pine Leaves from a Martha Stewart punch. I love this card, the colours are so soft & its so pretty & girly.
Entering into the following challenges
Magnolia-licious Inspiration photo (pastel colours)
I Love Promarkers For a Little Girl
Midweek Magnolias  Anything Goes
Tildas Town Sketch
TOMIC Anything Goes

Saturday 2 June 2012

Last GDT card

This is my last GDT card for Magnolia Down Under & it was to have 2 of something on your card. I bought this background from Make It Crafty & coloured it with Promarkers. I then added 2 seahorses from Bon Voyage collection & the bubbles are all glamour dusted. I then added & mounted on foam pads, Mermaid Tilda, again from the same collection. I glittered her scales. Background paper from Bo Bunny Barefoot & Bliss. Added a charm, couple of shells & twine & voila. Not a flower in sight either!!!

Hope everyone in the UK is enjoying the long Bank Holiday Jubilee weekend.

Entering into the following challenges
Tildas Town Use a Magnolia accessory as well as Tilda/Edwin stamp. I used 2 seahorses
Do You Stack Up Under the Sea
Just Magnolia Anything Goes
Sir Stamp A lot Bingo (I used a line, pink, brown & bling)