Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Ho! Ho! Ho! (Sorry!)

Hello again! Well, I've finished the Christmas fest at my house this weekend!  Have managed to cover myself in glitter (Stickles bottle explosion - wasn't pretty. Silly Billy dog caught in the crossfire - has had strange looks from the local Labradors!!) Lol!
Well, here is a card I started to make for the PaperPlay challenge - but on the sketch there needs to be a definate slot to the left of the central shape - mine is there - my ribbon goes through it....just that I then decided to cover it up with flowers - so I don't think it meets the criteria. Anyhow, I really enjoyed my playtime!
The papers are by Bo Bunny - these were last years, but needless to say they have not been cut into until this year! I am terrible like that - is it that I don't buy it too soon, or I do things to early? Anyhow - looks nice with the cute Magnolia image again. I will be posting some cards made with images other than Magnolia later in the week! Honest!
She has been coloured with the Stampin Up! refills on hot press watercolour paper, and the stamp is a Hero Arts one from last year!
Mmmm. Thinking about it, perhaps I'm not behind with using what I have - perhaps I just prefer to work with 'vintage' items! Lol!
Thanks SO much for visiting!

Monday, 30 August 2010

Create for Fun Challenge - Week 45

Hello! Back again, just proof that I am continuing with the Christmas theme!

Here is a card I have made for the 'Create for Fun' Challenge this week. There was a fabulous sketch, and it meant that I could reach for some papers that I hardly used last year, so my bank manager would really approve!! Lol!
Again I have reached for my trusted Magnolias - I will post some other stamps on here soon, I promise! The image has been coloured using Stampin Up! refills, using hot press watercolour paper, which is really smooth and lovely to work on. The papers are Dovecraft Christmas Stack (2009).
Yet again I have had a bit of a moment with the Viva Decor pens - this time both the light blue pearl and the glitter liner. I just can't get enough! Bit like me and chocolate really! Lol!

I got to use my lovely Marianne D Snowflakes and new EK Success Swirl Punch on this card. I just love the details on both of these. They are really lovely. I can't remember where I got the charm from, but I thought it would work well with the rest of the snowflakes. The sentiment is a die cut from Craftwork Cards.
Looking at the quality of the photo I have decided I either need to get a light tent. or move to the South of France. I think at present the light tent will be the better option! I'm afraid we are running out of lovely sunny days by the looks!
Well, on that positive note - thanks for looking!


Sunday, 29 August 2010

Just Magnolia - Week 70 - Sketch by Dawny P

Hello! Here we are on a Bank Holiday weekend - which is fabulous - have got lots of time to play! I have decided that I need to get started on Christmas, as I always leave it until later on - and end up in a massive rush at the last minute! So, I have got out my Magnolias from last Christmas - which I must confess I never inked up - until now, I've cranked up the Christmas Playlist on the iPod (Slade and Wizzard here I come!!) and so I am ready to get things done!

So, this is my entry for the Just Magnolia Challenge this week - it is a sketch by Dawny P, and I had really great fun with it. The layout really suited the image.

I have used the really lovely Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses papers - I really love the colours. The image is really lovely - I think her little pointy toes are cute! Lol!

As you can hopefully see - have gone a bit bonkers again with the Viva Decor Glitter Liner in Holo - Iridescent. This has given everything a really pretty sparkle. 
So there you go! Hope you like it! I have coloured it using Stampin Up! refills, and the sentiment is by Papertrey Ink.
Thanks for looking! Kxx

Monday, 9 August 2010

What's new?.....for the Stamp Attic

Here we are, at the end of the current DT pieces for the Stamp Attic.
This card was made using the 'Sew Artsy' Hero Arts set. I just love the soft muted colours here - the MME papers were great to match the coloured pencils. The stamp set has a quirky, vintage feel, which really matched these muted colours too. The set is full of lovely little images, that are great to make an assembled piece, rather than a single focus image.

The flourish pattern on the image background has been picked out with a bit of Stickles to give a lovely sparkle when it picks up the light. You can just see it in the picture.

 I enjoyed putting this together - and guess what? Plenty of Viva Decor pearl pen splashed about too! I am wondering if there is a support group for people who are addicted to putting pearls on everything!!
: So Sophie Papers

CARDSTOCK: Bazzill Cardstock
STAMPS: Hero Arts CL446 Sew Artsy
CUTTING: Fiskars Apron Lace Punch
COLOURING: Grey Ink , Colouring Pencils
EMBELLIES: Ranger Stickles Stardust, Lilac Organza Ribbon, Viva Decor Pearl Pens - Chrome Silver, Cream, Bazzill Jewel Templates

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Just Because....for the Stamp Attic

Hello once more! Here is the third card from the recent DT bundle from The Stamp Attic! I have teamed them up with the Hero Arts stamps again - these ones are from the 'Mi Casa' pack, that is so versatile. I have teamed the images with the sayings from the 'Everyday Sayings' pack.

I have used the Viva Decor Pearl Pens again - everything is getting a liberal dose of these at the minute! You can see the delicious So Sophie papers - I adored the stripey one you can see here - didn't want to put it on the paper cutter - but I soon got over it! Lol!

All the edges were roughed up to give them a distressed edge. This just gave the card a more 'homely' feel to match the image.

PAPERS: My Minds Eye So Sophie Papers
CARDSTOCK: Bazzill Cardstock
STAMPS: Hero CL389 Mi Casa, CL1342 Everyday Sayings
COLOURING: Versafine inks, Colouring Pencils
EMBELLIES: Bazzill Jewel Templates, Viva Decor Pearl Pens

Thanks so much for visiting!


Saturday, 7 August 2010

A Simple Hi....for the Stamp Attic

Hello Again! Hope you are ok! I'm good - just wanted to share a card that I made with my latest DT bundle for the Stamp Attic!
Here is the second card, made with stamps from the new Hero Arts collection again. I love the ways in which these stamps can be coloured - I have chosen to use coloured pencils this time, but they have so much scope to be watercoloured, or using alcohol markers.
: So Sophie Papers
CARDSTOCK: Bazzill Cardstock
STAMPS: Hero CG182 Two Houses, CL456 Big Hugs
COLOURING: Smokey Grey Versafine, Colouring Pencils

DIE CUTTING: Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch
EMBELLIES: Bazzill Jewel templates, Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen, Organza Ribbon

Thanks for visiting!


Friday, 6 August 2010

Thinking of You..for the Stamp Attic

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are all ok! Been a really busy day today - and I just had to have a quick trip into town for a bit of sale shopping after work! When needs must and all that!

This 'Thinking of You' card is one of the latest Design Team work that I have completed for The Stamp Attic. Wendy sent me a great bundle, full of My Minds Eye Papers, and stamps from the delicious Spring release from Hero Arts.

The beautiful Hero Arts Cling stamp was ideal to colour, I added slight shimmer too to the edges using stickles, and then mounted it up to give it lovely dimension. I was really pleased with the way that it turned out.

The lovely swirls are made with the Viva Decor pearl pens - I am addicted to pearls on my cards, and this is just ideal - I can use the jewel templates and make the pearls the size that I want them! Brilliant!!

PAPERS: So Sophie Papers
CARDSTOCK: Bazzill Cardstock
STAMPS: Hero CG194 Stencil Flower, CL40 Thinking of You messages
COLOURING: Colouring Pencils
EMBELLIES: Bazzill Jewel Template, Viva Decor Pearl Pen – Cream, Ranger Stickles Stardust, Ranger Gold Liquid Pearls

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 1 August 2010

Just Magnolia - Week 66

Hello again! As I spent most of today still floating around on Cloud 9, I had enough time to create a card for this weeks Just Magnolia Weekly Challenge, using a sketch by Bev. I really enjoyed this sketch. I coloured this image last week at my little crafty club using the Stampin Up! reinkers, but hadn't thought about matching it with any papers, until I made the card in my previous post - and thought that they matched too!

So, here is Baking Tilda! The flowers have been made from the MME papers too. I enjoyed making these, and they didn't take too long to dry after they had been spritzed and scrunged! (Is scrunged a word?? I'm not sure, but it sounds right!!)

CARDSTOCK: Bazzill Basics Vanilla
PAPERS: My Minds Eye Penny Lane
STAMPS: Magnolia  - Baking Tilda, Hero Arts - Whats Cookin?
DIE CUTTING: EK Success Flourish Punch, EK Success Retro Flower Punches, Nellie Snellen Circle Dies
COLOURING: Copic Markers, Stampin Up! Ink Refills, Stampin Up! Markers
EMBELLIES: Mark Richards Turquoise Nailheads, Pewter Brads

Right, off to chill with a cuppa and a good book! Have a great day :-)


Card Patterns - Sketch 75

Hello all again! I have had a really quiet weekend, with some time to play, luckily. So, here is my entry to the Card Patterns Weekly Challenge . My friend asked if I could make a 'Thank You' card for her, so here it is!

CARDSTOCK: Craftwork Cards Pearlised Cardstock
PAPERS: My Minds Eye Penny Lane
STAMPS: Stamping Bella - Ketto, Stampin Up! Circle of Friendship
DIE CUTTING: EK Success Arch Punch, Stampin Up! Circle Punch
COLOUR: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Spica Pens in Clear & Blossom
EMBELLIES: Hobby House Pearl Brad, Viva Decor Pearl Pens in Cream & Chrome Silver, Grosgrain Ribbon in Pink.

Have a great day!


Doing a little happy dance.......

Hello!! Wooo Hoooo!! For the first time I've won a competition!! Lol! My local joy emporium, The PaperLane holds a regular card competition, and I won it yesterday with this card....

I'm still doing a little happy dance..........

Thanks Caz & Sarah - i'm totally flabbergasted! (I love that word!!)