Friday 31 January 2014

Edwin with Sack

Stamp & Create with Magnolia have another challenge starting today & the theme is Use Some Red.
I chose to use Edwin with Sack from A Christmas Story 2012. I coloured him with Prismas & used Fluffy Stuff for his fur collar etc. Edged the Nestie mount with Red Embossing Powder. The papers were freebies from a Making Cards magazine.Added red ribbon from a friends cake that I pinched lol. The flower came from Hobby House & the berries & small flowers are from stash & probably came from Thailand last year. The sentiment is also a Magnolia stamp.
Entering into the following challenges
4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers Christmas Happiness (Edwin with presents must be happiness lol)
Christmas At Sweet Stampin Festive Foliage
Creative Moments Anything Goes/Add Sparkle
Fab n Funky Christmas

I won over at Crimbo Crackers with this card

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Vintage with Lace

Over at Divas By Design we have a new challenge starting & the theme is Vintage with Lace & sponsored by Live & love Crafts. I chose to use both papers & an image from Joanna Sheen Victorian Romance CD. I edged the paper in Festive Berry DI. I hand cut a heart from one of the papers & stamped a Magnolia Postcard stamp onto it. The flourish is from Hobbycutz & embossed with red embossing powder. Added some lace from stash which has been coloured with Promarkers & a charm & dew drops.
Entering into the following challenges
City Crafter Love Story
Crafty Sentiments 1 Image. 2 Papers & 3 Embellishments
Everybody Art  Hearts
Sweet Stamps Lace & Hearts
Make It Monday Always Anything Goes

Sunday 19 January 2014

Bearly Mine news

For those eagle eyed followers of my blog will have seen I have updated it & included Bearly Mine DT details as I have some really exciting news. I am now on the Bearly Mine DT & will start on 1st February. They say 3rd time lucky as I had tried twice before. To say I am pleased is an understatement!

Bubble Bath Sassy

Hobbycutz have a challenge starting today & the theme is Lots of Layers & is sponsored by Sassy Studios. I chose Bubble Bath Sassy & coloured her with Prisma pencils. The bubbles are covered in Glossy Accents
 The papers are Magnolia Ink. The tag die & flower are both Magnolia Ink dies with some seam binding & lace added from stash. A Martha Stewart punch created the corners on the mount. The Bliss sentiment is a Sissix die & the embellishment is Hobbycutz Swirly Frames which I have covered in Shabby White Frantage & a little pink embossing powder. The pink feather I bought in Cyprus.
Hobbycutz are having a DT call at the moment, so if you want to be in with the chance of being selected, then just add DT after your name in the latest challenge.
Entering into the following challenges
Brown Sugar Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Any sentiment
In the Pink Anything Goes & Pink
Moving Along with the Times Girly Cards

Friday 17 January 2014

Tilda with Love Cake

Stamp & Create with Magnolia have a new challenge & the theme is ''In Love'' & you can use any season stamp. The prize is
I decided to interpret the theme slightly differently as I did not need a lovey dovey card as I had already made my hubbys Valentines card, so who does not love cake eh? I now I do for sure & almost always have a home made cake in the cake tin.
I combined both Slice of Yummy Cake (Yummy Tummy collection) & Tilda with Love Cake & coloured them both with my Prismas. The papers are Papermania Lucy Cromwell. I used some pastels to edge the papers & mount. Ribbon is Hobby House & flowers from stash. The leaves are an EK Success punch. The sentiment is my own.
I mounted Tilda with her arm & the cake standing proud from the card, not sure if you can see it, but it gives dimension to the scene.
Entering the following challenges
Sister Act Anything Goes
The Crafting Cafe Anything Goes
Cards Galore Anything Goes
Natalie & Amy Challenge One For the Girlies
Really Reasonable Ribbon Valentines Day/Love
Sunshine Mail Anything Goes with Valentine Twist

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Girl About Town

Divas have another challenge starting today & the theme is Use Ribbon & is sponsored by Crafty Ribbons.
I chose to use an image I have had for years & its from a series of digi stamps called Girl About Town by Charmed Cards & Crafts. I coloured her with Prisma pencils and layered her up using Promarkers to colour the card to match the papers, which are K& Co Hopscotch. I used a Magnolia die (Old Swedish Lace) to make the edging on the middle stripe. The ribbons are from my stash, the orange one I bought in Turkey I think. Another Magnolia die, So Wrapped Lovely Heart) in the right hand corner with a charm stuck on. The flowers are an assortment from stash & the blue one was made from a Spellbinder die.
Entering into the following challenges
The Cheerful Stamp Pad Use Ribbon
Lexis Creations Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge 2 Patterned Papers. 1 Border Die & 1 Heart
Through The Purple Haze Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Man & his Tools

I have been a bit quiet lately as I have been busy making cards for upcoming DT work & this one was no exception, except that now it is no longer required due to the challenge changing themes.
The papers are Bearly Mine  the image & sentiment are  La Pashe Flipping Men, coloured with Prismas. I used Liquid Pearls on the beer head to give some more dimension. The tools are Hobbycutz & I silver embossed the metals parts of the tools to make them even more realistic. The silver charms are from stash & I think they are Hobby House.
Entering into the following challenges
Card Mania Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Add Texture
Make It Monday Almost Anything Goes
Dream Valley Boys/Men
That Craft Place Use a Charm

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Playing with Gilding Flakes & Gilding Wax

This is not my usual style of card at all & I just made it so I could play, with no DT work or ulterior motive in mind. I just wanted to play with my gilding wax & flakes & a mask that I bought last year & have not played with before.
I started off by using the mask as a stencil & used Walnut Stain DI, leaving the keys white. I then used Gilding Wax on some keys at random & cut out 2 keys masked onto scrap paper. These keys I used bronze gilding wax on & on the key fob part, gilding wax again & added them using foam pads to give more dimension.The wooden decorative circle is from Hobbycutz & this I added gilding wax to around the edges & middle only, leaving parts in its natural state. The sentiment had the gilding wax treatment too & the heart was hand cut & gilded. The edges were again gilded with the gilding wax. Its good to try new things & whilst I love my stamping & colouring, I do enjoy just playing.
Entering into the following challenges
Creative Creations Anything Goes
Make It Monday Anything Goes

Saturday 4 January 2014

My Top 6 cards of 2013

I thought I would do what lots of you are doing & thats revisit my most favourite cards of 2013, so without further ado, here they are:
Tilda on Snowy Roof posted on 17th February. I combined several stamps here to make the scene.
Tilda with Big Tulip Pot posted on 15th March. I adore this stamp & coloured it with Distress Inks.
Tailor Tilda posted on 26th April I love all the embellishments on this one.
Tilda & Telephone Booth posted on 4th November. I love everything about this, from the papers to the stamps & flowers.
Owl Togetherness by Mo Manning posted on 20th November. I am pleased with the colouring here.
Molly Bloom Santa posted on 10th December. I love the papers & the whole look of this card.

Well thats it, a new year beckons & who knows what that will bring for us all. Happy New Year to everyone. xx

Friday 3 January 2014

Tilda with Little Rudolf

Stamp & Create with Magnolia have another challenge & the theme is Anything Winter, which along side the seasonal theme of winter is easy. Sponsored by Stamp & Create
I chose to use Tilda with Little Rudolf from A Christmas Story collection & coloured it with Prismas. Mounted it onto Nestie circles & added some Gold Frantage. The papers were Docrafts Home For Christmas. I added a little gold glitter glue around the edges, added a ribbon & bow & used my Memory Box pin wheel die to make the flowers. The leaves are Marianne die with a little Frantage added & a reindeer from my stash.
Entering into the following challenges
Creative Moments Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Anything Goes
Totally Tilda Anything Goes