Friday 21 December 2012

Tilda & Flower

Yesterday my hubby had his Christmas do, so that left me alone all evening, so of course off I went into my craft room, I Tunes blaring away & made this card. I had been to Grafton Crafts during the day with a friend & had bought the papers that I have used here & they are by Craft Creations Ltd. We had a lucky escape actually as when we came through Kimbolton, the roads were flooding & I could see that the River was being monitored as it was level with the road, so instead of having lunch first, we did our craft shopping & came back & had lunch in a pub near home, but just after we drove through, the road was closed & that would have made a big detour to have gotten home, so for once my timing was spot on!
Anyway back to the card, I have used the sketch over at Sketch & Stash. The corners are a Cheery Lyn corner die in the same papers.
The images are Meadow Daisy from Summer Memories collection & Berry Tilda from Lazy Summer Days, both of which are coloured with Watercolours. Not happy with result, but I will keep practising at different mediums from time to time.
The fence & bird table are both a Marianne die set. The sentiment ticket is a Magnolia die. Ribbon, flowers, butterfly, dew drops & Bakers Twine all from stash.
There you have a spring looking card with no snow anywhere lol.
Entering into the following other challenge
Marvellous Magnolias 2 or more Magnolia stamps

Friday 14 December 2012

2nd post of the day

Yes you do see right, this is the second post of today, I know, nothing for a week, then 2 in a day. Like London buses eh?
Papers are from stash & I have faux stitched them all. You can see a Cheery Lynn flourish die and a Magnolia ticket die too. The ticket has been coloured with Spun Sugar DI & an old sentiment used from stamp stash. Added a doily & ribbon & a little Bakers Twine too.
My image is Tilda on Scooter & is coloured with Distress Inks & mounted onto a Nestie die. Added a little butterfly charm & flowers from stash & here is a girly birthday card.
 Told you I had finished my Xmas cards!!!!
Entering into the following challenges
Sketch & Stash
Totally Tilda Sitting Pretty
Pennys Paper Crafty Something New ( both dies used are new, bought at end November)

My last Christmas card of 2012 (I hope)

This took me ages as you can imagine & I made it ages ago, but never got around to posting it here. It is a step card, which are always quite difficult to photograph. I used paper from stash to create the night sky & added Liquid pearls to create the snow falling. I coloured Edwins Village stamps by Magnolia with DI & also used Cool Santa from Xmas 2010 &  Lampost from 2008, both by Magnolia & coloured with DI.
I edged it with Magnolia Tildas lace Border & coloured with Walnut Stain DI.
The sentiment is also Magnolia Santa is Coming to Town, coloured with DI. The scroll I made myself using cocktail sticks & write a little story. Hopefully you can read it , but it says Twas the night before Xmas. Edwin is hurrying home & Tilda is lighting his way. Meanwhile Santa Claus is waiting........

I then used a Marianne die for the trees & coloured them with a mixture of Peeled paint & pine Needles DI & added Liquid Pearls to some of them. Edwin on Christmas Eve & Tilda with Lamp were coloured with DI again & Tilda was glittered & her fur glittered with Glamour Dust & placed among the trees.
The final step has Magnolia paper & little poinsettia & silver berries.
Entering into the following challenges
Magnolia Down Under Bingo (I used Snowflakes/Glitter/Sparkles & Doo Hickey Die)
Christmas Sweet Stampin Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps Let It Snow
ABC Let It Snow
Fashionista Challenge Winter
Sir Stamp A lot Tree Mendous
Tildas Town Freezing Season

Sunday 9 December 2012

Last Dream Valley challenge of 2012

Today is the last Dream Valley challenge until 9th January 2013 & of course the theme is Christmas. We have loads of sponsors, too many to list here, so pop over to the blog & see for yourself, as well as look at the amazing creations of my fellow teamies.
I have been practising with my Distress Ink painting & I think this is my best so far. I am afraid I made this card whilst away in Lincolnshire, so cannot remember which inks I used.
The papers were from stash & the image is the one that came with the recent Magnolia magazine. I added a Magnolia tag & stamped Seasons Greetings onto it from an old See D bought from QVC many moons ago. The ribbon I stitched with a running stitch & gathered up & stuck to the card., onto which I added more ribbon & Candy to complete the ruffle. Flowers & berries from stash.
More practising is required, but onwards & upwards as they say, I am enjoying playing with the inks though.
 I am now off to do our monthly food shopping, we did all the extra Christmas food yesterday & today the normal shop. Then apart from the meat & cheese order which is to be picked up from the farm shop on 22nd December, I am done!!!!!
Entering into the following challenges
Magnolia Down Under Xmas Bingo  (I used Doo Hickey die, ribbon & painted with my inks)
Midweek Magnolias Christmas Surprise (Tag that can be pulled out)
Tildas Town Celebrate Xmas
My Time to Craft Non Traditional Xmas Colours
Charisma Cardz Christmassy

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Let It Snow

Divas By Design have another challenge for you today & its Let It Snow & is sponsored by Joanna Sheen. We want to see your cards, creations with some snow on it.
This is an image by Just Inklined & I have coloured him with Prisma pencils & chalked around the background to create a darker sky. Paper from stash. Flowers are a Marianne pointsettia die & sentiment is an old See D text, stamped onto Magnolia ticket die. The snow effect is Fluffy Stuff by Woodware.
Entering into the following challenges
Hooked on Crafts Christmas
Lollipop Crafts Happy Holidays
Paper Playtime Christmas Colours
Chalk Ah Lot Christmas with Chalk (Used chalk as background to make sky)

Monday 3 December 2012


I have written most of my cards today. just need to make several boxes for family ones & then I am done. Will then start on wrapping the presents probably tomorrow after the ironing.
I have used a Magnolia Bauble stamp here, from Xmas 2011 I think. I have coloured it with Distress Inks & I am practising with these inks, so hopefully it shows. I used Worn Lipstick & Peeled Paint. The gingham BP was from the Molly Bloom Xmas magazine collection & the other one was Crafty Individuals, both of which are edged with Peeled paint DI. The flourish is Cherry :Lynn Fanciful Flourish, which again is coloured with Peeled Paint DI. Down the left hand side is a Magnolia die Christmas Lace, again coloured with DI. The ribbon is from stash & the little bells are from Hobby House. The sentiment is a See D & the ticket is Tim Holtz ticket die.
Entering into the following challenges
Cards Galore Xmas
Addicted to Stamps Xmas Time
Fashionable Stamping Challenges To Die For
The Ribbon Girl Ho Ho Ho Xmas