Saturday, 31 July 2010

For Mum and Dad....

Hello! Happy end of July :-)

Today is my Mum and Dad's anniversary, so I am sharing the card that I have sent to them today. Again, I have used a stamp from the Magnolia Wedding Collection. This is the 'Loving Bridal Couple' stamp. It is so pretty.

The papers are the delicious Cosmo Cricket 'Ever After' Collection, which came out last year, and I am using my collection pack very sparingly! You can see the pearls made with the Viva Decor Pens again - I used the Bazzill Jewel templates to keep them equally spaced, and more importantly straight!!!

CARDSTOCK: Bazzill Basics cardstock, Stampin Up! Sahara Sand
PAPERS: Cosmo Cricket Ever After
STAMPS: Magnolia Loving Couple, Hero Arts CL272 All Occasion Messages
COLOURING: Prismacolor Pencils, Memento Tuxedo Black
DIE CUTTING: EK Success Heart Flourish Punch
EMBELLIES: American Crafts Silver Ribbon, VIVA Decor Pearl Pens, Swarovski Crystal Gems, Ranger Stardust Stickles

Friday, 30 July 2010

Ahoy There Matey!

Hello! Thanks for visiting!

Here is my card for today! This card was a last minute dash! My local shop, The PaperLane in Northallerton has a regular late night opening on a Wednesday, and my friend and I went for a wander, and ended up having to do a little shopping in this fab glitter emporium!!

So, I had a bit of a mental block with what to do for the 'Life's a Beach' competition,which closes on the 31st of July, until I spoke to Caz (the proprietor), and struck upon Pirates!! So, here is my entry! I love the Pirates in the Fairytale collection, so cute, and can be used over and over again. The card is coloured again with Stampin Up! inks, with a fair bit of Copic Spica Pen in Gold! The papers are from the Once Upon a Time Collection, by DCWV.

CARDSTOCK: Bazzill Basics Cardstock, 300GSM Cold Press Watercolour paper
PAPERS: DCWV Once Upon a Time Collection
STAMPS: Magnolia Captain Edwin with Sword & Row Boat, PTI Mixed Messages - All Boy
COLOURING: Stampin Up! Ink Refills, Copic Spica Gold Pen
DIE CUTTING: Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Stampin Up! Oval Punch, Cuttlebug Vintage Corners
EMBELLIES: Stampin Up! Linen Thread, Woodware Sparkly Brown Button, American Crafts Turquoise Brads

Thanks for Looking!


Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Here we go again!

A second post in less than a week! Must be some sort of a record! Lol! This card was made for my Mum's birthday. I loved the colours of the papers, which were My Minds Eye Ooh La La for her - the colours were so pretty.

I used my Stampin Up! refills to colour the image - like I have done with distress inks. I love the colours - they came out so brightly - really matched nicely with the papers. I masked Elf Tilda and stamped the watering can to make it look like she was perching on it.

I really can't get to grips with the light and taking decent pictures. I need to have a good look at this! The colours are a lot brighter than this in real life.

Hope you like it! must confess - do have a bit of an obsession with Magnolia at the moment!! I tried the "out of the box" technique so that the spout of the watering can extends further than the die cut frame. I'm quite pleased with the results! The Magnolia roses have been sparkled up with glamour dust and a touch of glimmer mist, and her wings have been stickled to within an inch of their lives! So, there is much more shimmer when you have it in your hands! Shame that it has not come out fully on the picture!

I am totally addicted to using Viva Decor Pearl Pens! If you look carefully you can see the tiny pearls decorating the swirl on the left of the picture. I love how you can manage the size of the droplet - they take a while to dry, but dry into perfect pearly domes! in fact, my dogs are quite worried that if they stand still for long enough they will get pearlised too!!


CARDSTOCK: Stampin Up! Certainly Celery and Pixie Pink Cardstock
PAPERS: My Minds Eye Ooh La La Collection for Her, Cotman Watercolouring Pad (300 GSM)
STAMPS: Magnolia Elf Tilda, Magnolia Spring Watering Can
COLOURING: Stampin Up! Refill Inks, Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
DIE CUTTING: Martha Stewart Double Heart Edger Punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four dies, Magnolia Leaf Die, Basics 3 - Slice
EMBELLIES: Robin's Nest Clear Dew Drops, Stampin Up! Pixie Pink & Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Magnolia Flowers, MME Ooh La La ticket embellishment, turquoise heart pin, Ranger Stickles in Stardust, Glamour Dust

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Where did a month go?

Hello! I can't believe a month has gone so quickly! Where has the time gone? Anyway, I have a card to share that I made for my Cousin's wedding last week (more about that later!) So, just so I could do their card some justice, bought a shed load of the new Magnolia Wedding collection stamps! Lol!

I made the card, then I made a box too (now that was a challenge!!) and then totally forgot to photograph it properly!! Typical - so major apologies for the well shoddy image - which I used to send to my Mum to see if she liked it before I committed myself! - me little iphone gets a bit photographically challenged in the wee small hours!! I just love the couple here - so sweet.

CARDSTOCK: Bazzill Bling (Sugar Daddy), Bazzill Vanilla
PAPERS:Basic Grey Capella
STAMPS:Magnolia Wedding Collection 2010
COLOURING: Prismacolor Pencils, Adirondack Dye Lemonade, Memento Black Ink, Copic Markers (to colour in the pins)
DIE CUTTING: Magnolia Swirls, Nellie Snellen Square Die, Fiskars Apron Lace Punch
EMBELLIES:Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Cream, Heart Pins, Lace, Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Magnolia Flowers

So, anyway, the wedding was in a lovely ruined Castle, and after the ceremony, we had Pimms on the lawn! There was a river running past to the rear of the keep, and we had a man playing the bagpipe during the key bits of the day, which was sweet. Such a lovely time, and a really secluded and magical place.

Anyway, i'll leave you with a picture of the castle....