Sunday, 20 December 2009
I wanted to share with you my DT card for this fortnight's circle themed challenge on bee's download blog. All the patterned papers are by Magnolia. I made the lilac paper myself by sponging with milled lavender distress ink. The penguins were coloured with polychromo pencils.
In case I don't post again b4 the big day, I'd like to wish you all a VERY Happy Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, 5 December 2009
I will hopefully get some time to craft this coming week though.
I do, however, want to share the most amazing giveaway with you over on Kim's Crafty Makes Blog here.
There is the chance to win one of these craft desks from The Original Scrapbox.com.
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Right, ok onto the good stuff.. this my entry for the Just Magnolia Challenge #27 which has a 'bright and 'zingy' theme. Ok, so my little creation isn't quite 'zingy', but I found it really hard to get the balance right ie. not soo zingy that it would look tacky, but enough to look bright and cheerful. So I played safe and went for a red and yellow colour scheme giving me a excuse to use one of my sheets of Magnolia Paper from the 'A little Yummy for Your Tummy' Collection that Mr Postie kindly delivered (prior to striking) last week!
Papers ~ Red Plaid from the Magnolia 'A Little Yummy for your Tummy' Collection, Yellow gingham from stash
Image ~ Tilda with Blueberries by Magnolia / Sentiment ~ Everyday Greetings by Elzybells
Embellies ~ Roses from stash, Yellow flower (top right corner) by Prima, Ribbon from stash, Charm and jump rings from 'beads needs' - a shop on ebay.
Tools~ White Gel Pen, Whispers Ink Pad, Stickles, Poly Chromo Pencils,
Ooh! I can hear fireworks outside! I love the smell of bonfires..mmm.. roll on Nov. 5th! lol
Right, I better press on with a couple of other projects I've to finish tonight..
Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, 12 October 2009
Right, back to my latest project.. I found the basic tutorial for the Criss Cross pocket card on splitcoaststampers.com here. The twist being that my 2 diagonal fronts to the card are not stuck down..
Instead they open up to reveal a note card that you pull out of its pocket and which I wrote my thank you note on the back of. I've also stuck two small magnets to the back of the note card so that it can be kept as a keepsake - should the recipient want to!
Here you can see how the card looks once the outer band is removed and the card opened up..
Saturday, 10 October 2009
Thursday, 1 October 2009
The 'Just Magnolia Challenge' takes place every Friday here. I think I've entered just in time (for a change!) for the colour combo challenge (week 24) which involves these colours:
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Friday, 18 September 2009
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Last night I gave in to temptation and began using my new Scorpal - very naughty really as I should have waited until my birthday this Saturday seeing as it's one of my presents! Anyway, I had a go at making my first gift bag...and I was amazed at how simple it was to make the basic bag. It's as fiddly as you want to make it - i.e by adding embellishments and different style ties. Unfortunately I'm at work typing this so I can't show you the finished product until tonight (hopefully) boo :o(
Ooh, almost forgot to show you.. a sneak peek of the new Christmas Collection of digi downloads that Bee will be releasing on her website soon. They are adorable! So be sure to pay a visit..
Hope you all have a great day whatever your doing!
Byesy Bye for now.
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Back again to share with you another crafty make I've been working on for a friend of a friend who will be having a baby girl in the next couple of weeks. I haven't had a need to make a baby card in aages so quite enjoyed digging out my Doodlebug baby stamp set for a play.
I've used a variety of techniques here to make it a lil bit more interesting (am easily bored!).
I've used my Cuttlebug to emboss the cardstock and the pram wheels then to cut the Spellbinder die shapes. New idea: I've used some jump rings (normally used with my charms) to link the pram image to the sentiment! What do you think?
Oh, and the paper is a digi download from the 'digi dots' collection at www.cupcakecardcraft.co.uk
Here is a side view of the card which shows just some of the layering I did using different mm thickness of sticky foam pads- did get a tad carried away! Parts of the pram and sentiment have been 'glossy accented' but it's it hard to see that in these photos.
To my surprise I had the most fun creating the insert (weirdly enough!). I used the Spellbinder die cut (Labels 2) to create the frame, embossed it then inked up the edges by applying with 'Ranger' Cut n' Dry Foam - I find this much easier and less messy than doing it straight from the inkpad. As I don't have a slice punch, I created two slits with my craft knife and threaded the ribbon through and finished off with some of my favourite candy dots - not a bad result! lol
I'm off back to my crafty corner to now... tempted to open my new Scorpal! I shouldn't really as its an early b'day pressie from my nan...but...hmm... can I hold off until next Saturday?? ;O)
Oh, and one last thing! I am really fed up with the trimmer and guilotine I have. The guilotine is just a small XCut one which is useless for 12x12 papers and my Woodware Trimmer just can't handle cardstock. Soo...can anyone suggest a good tool to invest in that'll do handle big and small papers and cardstock??
Sunday, 6 September 2009
I just had to share with you an adorable picture of my sister's new puppy 'Copper'. He is a Hungarian Vischler and is only 9 weeks old...and already likes beer!!
I'd also like to show you a real girly pink friendship card I made for another crafter:
I loved making this card! I haven't used these lovely flower stamps for aages as I've only just got them back from my sis who borrowed them for a couple of months. I distressed the edges of the card to remove the stark whiteness, although it doesn't show too well in the photos. I also thought I'd try using a different sentiment too! I used the 'everyday greetings' stamps from elzybells.co.uk but hand wrote the exclamation mark.
That's all for now,
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Anyways, nuff bout lil ol' me n more about the crafty stuff that I want to share with you today..
I've gone a bit OTT with the pics- I just couldn't decide which to use so thought, what the heck, post them all!! lol.
This is my interpretation of this week's Friday Sketchers Challenge sketch.
I loved using my new Tim Holtz Distress Ink on this one. I inked up everything in sight - even my fingers! hehe.
I used promarkers to colour this cutie of an image and created a 3d effect by sticking various parts of the card with 3d sticky foam. I love using lace atm and got this piece from HobbyCraft but am sure you can get it much cheaper elsewhere. I think Tab sells it - see her blog http://www.tabbycraftdesigns.blogspot.com/ for a link to her shop.
Embelli's~candy dots from diestodiefor.com, charm and jump rings from ebay, lace from HobbyCraft, flowers are combo of Prima, HobbyCraft and retro XCut Punch
I am gonna go chillax in the bath now..but I'll be back before long as me and my craft stash are never apart for more than a day! hehe