Friday 31 August 2012

Saturated Canary Spritz

I am slowly starting my Christmas cards & now have 10 made up, so lots of work still to do however.
This little cutie is Saturated Canary Spritz & he is coloured with Prisma pencils & blended with Sansador. I had my pencils long before my Promarkers , but they have been neglected lately, & I had forgotten how much I liked them, so may start using them again more often.  I have sparkled her wings using Glamour Dust.

The BP is a freebie from Bearly Mine which I have edged with white acrylic paint. The image is mounted onto card from my stash (yes I managed to use some lol ) which again has been edged with acrylic paint. I have placed an acetate overlay onto the image & used Liquid Pearls to look like snow falling. The holly & ribbon are both from stash.
The white flower is glittered, again with Glamour Dust with a poinsettia added on top.

Entering into the following challenges
Bearly Mine All that Glitters
Inky Impressions Primary Colours
Pennys Paper-Crafty Sparkle & Shine
Challenge Up Your Life Christmas in Summer
Saturated Canary Dotty

Monday 27 August 2012

Tilda with Scooter

There are 2 images I really wanted from the Turning Leaves collection & thats this one & Tilda sewing, which you will see very soon I am sure, so I treated myself & bought them both from Bunny Zoe Crafts.
She is coloured with Promarkers & mounted onto a Marianne die cut, which has been edged with Spun Sugar DI. The papers are from stash & I have faux stitched around the edges. I have a newish sewing machine & I read that using it for paper sewing may damage it because of the paper dust, so am reluctant to use it for my cards. One of these days I will buy one of those cheap little ones & use it purely for sewing.
You can just see down the left hand edge a Magnolia Lace border die, again edged with DI. Added lace from stash & a doily too. Across the bottom is a Memory Box die Spring Border, which has been coloured using Walnut Stain DI,  onto which I have added 2 layers of ribbon. Sentiment is Papermania Urban set of stamps. Oh & the other die cut is another Memory Box die, which I have cut up & added either side of the image mount. Lastly flowers from stash added & there is my version of Tilda with Scooter.
Entered into the following challenges
I Love Promarkers Transport
Midweek Magnolias Pink, Brown & White
Tildas Town Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under All Stitched Up
Charisma Cards Lace

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Tiddlyinks at Divas

This weeks challenge over at Divas By Design is Anything Goes & is sponsored by Tiddly Inks & the DT were lucky enough to be able to choose an image from the store to use. I chose Belinda & coloured her with Promarkers. She is mounted onto Nesties. The papers I bought from my local stationers, so no idea whose they are, sorry.
The postcard & stamps on it are from Papermania Portobello Road Urban stamp set. The ribbons are from stash, as are the flowers. The larger green one is a Spellbinders die (Spiral Blossom One). I added lots of dots around the card & on her hat with liquid pearls.
Entering this into the following challenges
Paper Playtime Add a sentiment & Polka Dots
Lollipop Crafts Anything Goes
For Your Inspiration Photo Inspiration (colours)

Pink Elephant Make Your Own Embellishment (green flower from Spellbinder die)

Sunday 19 August 2012

Steam Punk

This fortnights challenge over at Dream Valley is Steam Punk & is sponsored by My Mums Craft Shop who will very kindly give £10 to the winner to spend in their store.
The background paper I used is Bo Bunny Timepieces. I have a Tim Holtz Timepieces mask set, so this had great use in this card. I masked off the gears & the time wheel & distressed with TH Distress Inks. I cut them all out using a craft knife &  then covered the gears in Glossy Accents so they look more like metal.
The images were a freebie from the internet, I can't remember who now sorry. The balloon was coloured with Promarkers & I decoupaged a couple of gears to give dimension.
Placed all onto the card & there you have my Steam Punk card.
Entering this into the following challenges
Card Crafters Circle Rich & earthy Colours
Clearly Inspired Circles (either a  circular card or lots of circles)
4 Crafty Chicks Circles

Thursday 16 August 2012

Love Rose Tilda

I have used Magnolia Love Rose Scent Tilda from Sweet Crazy Love collection & coloured her with a combination of Promarkers & Prismas. She is mounted onto a Nestie & I have dabbed pink & blue chalk around  her to soften the white background. The pink paper is Papermania Lucy Cromwell set & the blue one was a freebie at some point. I have edged them all with white acrylic paint. You can just see a little bit of a Magnolia die cut Lacy Border on top of the blue Nestie poking out of the image. I added a doily which again has been chalked in pink. The ribbon is attached by 2 pearl brads & I like the fact it is slightly pulled where the brad is attached. A couple of Sissix flourishes, again I used acrylic paint on them. The lace I coloured with Promarkers & flowers from stash. The sentiment is Papermania. A few liquid pearls complete the look.
Entering into the following challenges
Just Magnolia Pearls & Swirls
Magnolia Mania Sketch
Magnolia-licious Pink & Blue
Tildas Town Shabby Chic
Totally Tilda DT Call Colour Inspiration picture. Pinks & Blues
Addicted to Stamps Pearls & Lace
Whimsey Lots of layers

Wednesday 15 August 2012


This is quite a simple card with hardly any embellishments, which was hard to do I can tell you!! The image is a Mo Manning I Forgot and he is coloured with Prisma pencils & Sansador. The background paper is Bo Bunny Zoology collection. The sentiment stamp is Papermania Urban Stamps. Added a double bow onto some grey organza ribbon with a few jewels & there you have it, a pretty simple card.
Entering into the following challenges
House of Gilli Add a sentiment
Great Impressions Animals
Digital Pencil Too Love is All Around

Friday 10 August 2012

Flip Flop Tilda

This is the first card I have sat down & made since coming back from holiday that I just made because I wanted to. Its not a DT card, just my favourite Magnolia & this one is Flip Flop Tilda from Summer Memories 2012 collection. I have teamed her up with Romantic Sunset, which is once more coloured with Prismas.
I have coloured her with Prisma pencils & its the first time I have done black hair. Quite pleased with it, but more practice needed.
The papers are from Bo Bunny Barefoot & Bliss Collection & all edges are distressed with TH inks, Spiced Marmalade & Broken China.
The butterfly is a Magnolia die cut & ribbon & flowers from stash.
The text is also Magnolia & that little charm is so cute, perfect fro this card I thought.
Entering into the following challenges
CRAFT Challenge Add a charm
Moving Along With The Times Summer
Southern Girls Challenge Water Play
Anything Goes Summer Days
Creative Card Crew On Beach/Under the Sea
Party Time Tuesdays By the Sea

UPDATE I won Top 5 over at Anything Goes for this card.

Sunday 5 August 2012

Punches & Dies

Well after a month away in Cyprus in the searing heat & a week getting things straight back here in UK, I have finally made  a card!!!!!
This fortnight its Punches & Dies over at Dream Valley Challenges & is sponsored by OSCC
I have used Edwin on Xmas Eve & coloured him with Promarkers. The Christmas trees are a Marianne die & the paper used was Papermania Christmas Tidings. Added Santa is coming to town Magnolia die & a fabric tree in the corner, with some wide blue ribbon from stash. Added liquid pearl all over the card to look like its snowing.
Now that life is almost back to normal, I will get around to blogging & commenting on my fav blogs. Mind you, don't think I have been missed anyway lol.
Entering into the following challenges
Simply Create Too Anything Goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Edwin only
Scrapbook Stamp Society Winter Wonderland