Sunday, 9 October 2011

Warm Winter Wishes

Back again! This is the second card that I have made this weekend just for pleasure, so I am going to enter this for a couple of challenges too! I picked up this Nellie Snellen image weeks ago from The Paperlane, and this is the first time that I have been able to ink her up. I just love this image, her outfit is very cute! I am going to enter this card in Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with the option of something punched. I have punched the snowflake border and used the waste snowflakes as embellishments. I am also going to enter this card into the Secret Crafter Challenge - Anything Goes as long as it Sparkles!

The Nellie Snellen image has been coloured with Copic markers, and highlighted here and there with Hero Arts Prisma glitter. The papers are Authentique - Journey. These are not Christmas / winter papers per se, but I thought the colours were so perfect for this image. The image is mounted on a Nestie die, and the snowflake border is punched with a Martha Stewart punch from a few years ago, however, the small snowflakes that the punch makes as waste are such cute embellishments! They are near the seam binding bow, covered in star dust stickles! The lovely sentiment is a Whimsy Stamp letter seal, and there are dots of stickles, smooch pearl and Viva Decor pearl pen dotted liberally about!

Thanks for visiting! Kx

It's Your Day!

Hello All! Thanks for coming to visit. I have been lucky enough to have some time this weekend to play, so I have been able to enter a couple of challenges with some cards that I have made just for fun, rather than for a purpose! I don't get enough time to do this to be honest, and it really annoys me! Lol! I'm going to have to try and do something about that. Avoid housework looks like the best option! I am going to enter this card into the Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Happy Birthday. I am a little last minute in entering but hey ho! I am also going to enter this card into the Sentimental Sunday - Anything Goes Challenge

This card is made with the gorgeous MME Stella & Rose 'Hazel' 6x6 papers. I love this Magnolia Tilda. Think it is her little boots and balloon. She has been coloured with Copic Markers. The embellishments are seam binding ribbon, a single pearly button with linen thread and some rhinestones to underline the Papertrey Ink sentiment. I love the size of the sentiment, it really is bold! Her boots have a touch of glossy accents, and the sentiment plate has been embellished with Viva Decor Pearl Pen. The ovals were cut using Nestabilities, and the Frilly Square behind are by Go Kreate.

So there you have it! Thanks for visiting! Kx

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Defying Gravity

Hello Everyone! Hope all is well with you, and you are getting to see as much sun as we are at the moment. I can't help but think that Mother Nature might have a sneaky surprise tucked up her sleeve. Snow in October anyone?? Lol!
Today's post is for The Paperlane Challenge. Our challenge this month was 'Glitz and Sparkle'. This was a great challenge for me - I just love a bit of bling here and there!!
This card kind of appeared out of nowhere. I have been suffering a touch of busyitis with no mojo complications, and the idea for this card hit me as I drove to work! I love the song 'Defying Gravity' from Wicked, and as this played in my car, I remembered that I had picked up a fabulous Graphic 45 Wizard of Oz 8x8 paper pad from The Paperlane. So, Molly got a touch of the green!! I think she shows just the right amount of attitude to carry the sentiment off! She had to have sparkly ruby red wellies too - Dorothy isn't getting hold of them!

The die cuts are Spellbinders Iron Works Accents (border die) and Magnolia Doo Hickey Swirls. All of these elements have been touched up and coated with Black Diamond Stickles. Molly has been coloured with my trusty Copics!

Thanks so much for visiting! Please leave a comment, would love to visit you too :-) Kx