Thursday, 22 October 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge # 27 Bright and Zingy!

How is everyone? I am counting the days (and counting my pennies lol!) until the Hobby and Craft Fair at the NEC next month. Are you going too? I had a little look online at train prices and jeez was I shocked at how much it'll cost me :o( Am trying to rope my mum and my crafting sis into coming too so that we can drive up and share the petrol money! ;o)
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!

I kept getting shadows when taking my pics today so apologies. Here is a side view..

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!
T x

Monday, 12 October 2009

Criss Cross Card meets Sugar Nellie..with a difference

It's me again! I had a fair bit of time to myself yesterday as Adam and Tyler were out visiting his dad in hospital - he fell about 10ft off a ladder...flat on his back, fracturing some of his vertebrae and and his ribs! OUCH! Anyway, he is slowly on the mend thank goodness, but it did leave me time alone to craft :o)
Right, back to my latest project.. I found the basic tutorial for the Criss Cross pocket card on 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..

I coloured the Sugar Nellie Image (Blossom) with my poly pencils and stickles and cut her down to fit within a white circle and then stuck a scalloped black embossed circle over the top - which I thought produced quite a nice effect.

Papers - Doodlebug (outer), PM Stamping Chic Paper Pack (inner)
Ribbon - from stash, Image - Sugar Nellie 'Blossom', Sentiment - Elzybells everyday greetings
Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities and Embossing Folders, Fiskars 'threading water' punch, XCut Corner Rounder, guilotine, white gel pen, polychromo pencils, white ink pad,  Stickles by Ranger in Frosted Lace (for the flowers)

I'd love to love to read your comments and they are much appreciated too!

T xx

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Fancy a Sketch Challenge?

Sorry for having been a little quiet on the posting front this last week; I'm just getting over the Flu. :o( It seems to have zapped not only my normal energy but also my creative energy too - much to my annoyance.
Nevertheless, I have managed (through several short bursts) to make my DT project for this fortnights challenge at Bee Crafty! This week Bee has given us a great sketch to work with so why not join us? The only requirement is that you use a digi rather than a stamped image and create a papercraft item based on the sketch below...

And here is my take on the sketch

Yes, I know I only recently used the same image on another project but I just think he's so adorably cute!
I distressed pretty much most elements of the card with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap (as my distress ink collection is fairly limited at the mo) and have been mounted on 3d sticky foam pads.

Ribbon-from stash
Image-Fluffy Bunny Christmas from Bee Crafty here
Papers-Basic Grey
Tools-Spellbinder Nestabilities and embossing folders, Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Right, I'm off to work on a little project and no card blanks in sight I might add..., oh, and I'll obviously have X Factor on the background! lol
Take care and come back soon..
T xx

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge (Week 24)

Now, I don't know about you but I am one of these 'always on the go' kinda girls, so I've been feeling pretty fed up at work this week as my boss hasn't had much for me to do and seeing as its just the two of us working in the office (and he's often out) I can't even do any girlie gossiping to while away my time...sooo, I've taken to bloghopping instead! There really are so many talented crafters out there. The DT girls at 'Just Magnolia' being just a few..which leads me nicely on to my project of the week..

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:

And here is a close up of Tilda..

PM Stamping Chic patterned paper stack, pink and black core-dinations and white cardstock
Stamps: Tilda by Magnolia, Flowers by Personal Impressions
Paper Flowers: Hobbycraft    Ribbons: local fabric shop
Tools: Pixie Dust Chalk ink by Versacolor, Polychromo pencils blended with Sansador (OMS), Frosted Lace Stickles, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Spellbinder Nestabilities plain and scalloped circles

Thanks for stopping by today, I'll be back v.soon with something 'other than a card'!