Friday, 29 August 2008

An Award
Thank you so much to Dawny P, Kim and Line for this award. I am supposed to pass it onto 5 people but I would love to give it to everyone who reads my blog.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Cute Card Thursday 'In The Water' Challenge
The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'In The Water', You can use an watery image on your card and we have some fabulous Alota stamps to give away.
I have made a pop up card using the wonderful sea themed stamps from High Hopes.

Stamps: High Hopes - Big Lou Piranha, Edgar Eel, Diver Dan, Puff Fishy, Sea Floor Background, Simon, Sentiment
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Glossy Accents (lots of !!), Sakura Stardust

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Tilda + Friends ATC 'Seasons' Challenge
Here is my last ATC for the Tilda + Friends 'Seasons' challenge. I have used the Magnolia Santa stamp, he is one of my favourite Santa stamps as he looks really jolly. I have coloured him with Pro markers and added lots of sparkle.

Stamps: Magnolia - Santa
Tools: Pro Markers, Glamour Dust, White Gel Pen

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Magnolia Halloween Collection
How sweet is this Tilda from the new Magnolia Halloween Collection which will be available at the beginning of September, she is so pretty. Don't forget to check out the Inspiration Blog for more details.
You can also pre order the Winter/Christmas Stampclub kit here. (I just ordered mine!)

ArtyGirlz 'Summer' Challenge
The challenge at ArtyGirlz this week is 'Summer'. I have made a pop up card with bright yellow ribbon and a beautiful Sweet Ebony image from Funky Kits.

Stamps: Sweet Ebony, Pickin Apples + FunStamps Sentiment
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Glossy Accents, Ribbon from Stash

Monday, 25 August 2008

Papertake 'Stitching' Challenge
This weeks challenge at Papertake is to use stitching on your card, either faux or real. I made a quick card using a gorgeous High Hopes stamp.

Stamp: High Hopes
Tools: Pro markers, Prismacolors, Sansador, White Gel pen, PC for Sentiment, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Ribbon
DP: Crafthouse Press

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Sketch Saturday #13
I have based this card on this weeks sketch at Sketch Saturday. I have used my Pro Markers again, they are so quick to use but I still think I prefer my Prismacolors.

Stamps: Great Impressions - Mouse, Hero Arts - Sentiment
Tools: Pro Markers, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Glossy Accents, Flowers + Gems from Stash
DP: Bo Bunny
Penny Black Saturday 'No Cards Allowed'
The challenge over at Penny Black Saturday this week is to make something but no cards allowed! I have made a Xmas tag with one of my favourite Xmas stamps.
I actually made this and the other sketch card yesterday but I came down with a stinking cold last night and have spent most of the day in bed! Hubby is cooking a roast beef tea so I decided to get up!!

Stamps: Penny Black - Carolling Duck
Tools: Pro Markers, Gems, Glamour Dust, Fibres + Ribbons
Carstock: Bazzill

Friday, 22 August 2008

Friday Sketchers #16 + Dutch Dare 'Get Well' Challenges
I have based this card on this weeks sketch at Friday Sketchers and the challenge theme of 'Get Well' at Dutch Dare. This is a change of colour for me, I don't usually use pastel colours but I found the papers in my box (I don't even remember buying them!!). I have had a go at colouring the images with my Pro Markers and added a sentiment which I wrote on the PC.
I hope you all have a good Bank Holiday weekend.

Stamps: Magnolia - Bandage Tilda, Old Bench, Edwin's Dog
Tools: Pro Markers, PC, Glamour Dust, Cuttlebug, Sizzix Die, Flowers + Brads from Stash
DP: Basic Grey

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Blog Candy Alert
Debbie, Crafting Fairy has some fab blog candy up for grabs including a cute Whiff of Joy stamp. If you haven't already had a look pop over to her blog and take a peek here.
Magnolia DT + Cute Card Thursday 'Bright Colours' Card
This is another Magnolia card made with stamps from the School Collection 08. I made this card for this week's CCT challenge, which is to make a card using bright colours. We have 2 gorgeous stamps from Spiral Whisper as a prize this week so don't forget to check out the challenge.
The orange card is so pretty as it is really glittery and I added Glossy Accents to the apple so it is shiny but unfortunately it doesn't show up very well on the photo. I have written on the blackboard with a white gel pen in my
bestest writing!!

Stamps: Magnolia School Collection 08 - Edwin With Glasses, Blackboard, School Desk
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Glossy Accents, White Gel Pen, SU Spiral Punch,
Raffia, Flowers and Buttons - Magnolia
DP: Magnolia

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Magnolia DT + A Spoon Full of Sugar Sketch
Here is the 5th of my Magnolia DT cards, which I have based on this weeks sketch at A Spoon Full of Sugar. They have a fab stamp from Whiff of Joy up for grabs so why not pop over here and take a look. The white card under the grey strip is actually glitter card and has a lovely sparkle to it but the photo doesn't really pick it up.

Stamps: Magnolia Travel Collection 08 - Traveller Edwin, Suitcases, Sentiment - Rubber Stampede
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Glossy Accents, Buttons from Stash
DP: Magnolia
Tilda + Friends 'Seasons' Challenge
Here is the 3rd of my ATCs for the Tilda + Friends 'Seasons' challenge, this one is Autumn. i have been using my Pro Markers again and think I am slowly getting used to using them.

Stamps: Magnolia - Edwin With Broom, Iron Fence, Birds, Leaves from Windy Tilda
Tools: Pro Markers, Chalk, Distress Ink, Sakura Stardust

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Magnolia DT, Arty Girlz 'Shapes'+ Sketch Saturday #12
Here is another Magnolia DT card which I have based on Sketch Saturday's sketch #12 and which I am also entering this for the ArtyGirlz 'Shapes' challenge. Again I have used a stamp from the Heavenly Collection 08, another fab Tilda. I really think the new stamps are super cute.
I have put loads of Glossy Accents on the cherries and they look so shiny, unfortunately the photo doesn't really show this.

Stamps: Magnolia - Cherry Tilda, Cherries, Autumn Leaves - Swirls, Hero Arts - Sentiment
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Glossy Accents, Distress Ink, Cricut, George Cartridge, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Nestabilities, Flowers + Brads - Magnolia
DP: Magnolia
Magnolia DT + Friday Sketchers # 15
This is another Magnolia DT card using more stamps from their wonderful new Heavenly Collection 08 which I have based on Mumur's fab sketch at Friday Sketchers. I have gone back to my favourite colour combo of pink and green and have added lots of glitter. The photo isn't very good but the light is so bad, if you click on the photo all the glitter should show up better!
The weather is terrible here this morning, so a perfect crafting day - children allowing!!! Hope it's better wherever you are. Have a good day.

Stamps: Magnolia, Heavenly Collection 08 - Cross-Stitched Tilda, Basket of Cowberries, Shelf With Tea Towels, Biscuit Barrel, Autumn leaves - Swirls
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, Cuttlebug, Sizzix Vine Die, String, Flowers, Brads - Magnolia
DP- Magnolia

Monday, 18 August 2008

Magnolia DT Card + Papertakes Sketch #9
I have based this card on fabulous sketch by Katharina for this week's Papertakes challenge. It is another Magnolia DT card using stamps from their fabulous new Travel Collection 08, I think this is one of the cutest Tildas ever and I love the vintage papers and flowers.

Stamps: Magnolia Travel collection 08 - Traveller Tilda, Suitcases
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Glossy Accents, Sakura Clear Stardust Pen, Distress Ink, Cuttlebug, Bird + Swirls Embossing Folder, Flowers, Brads, Lace - Magnolia
Cardstock + DP: Magnolia

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Tilda + Co 'Ice Cold' Challenge
The challenge over at Tilda + Co this week is 'Ice Blue', use only blue and white on your card, there is some brown on mine but I noticed some of the DT cards have other colours on so I hope my card is ok. This is also a Magnolia DT card using the new School Collection 08.
We had a great week in Wales and the weather during the day was ok, we even had a few days sunshine and managed to get into the sea! I had a lovely surprise when I got home as my Magnolia DT package was waiting for me with some of the fabby new stamps in it.
Just wish the weather would improve so I can get the washing dry, it's times like this I wish I had a tumble dryer!

Stamps: Magnolia - School Collection 08, Tilda with Slate, Chalkboard, Chair
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, Cuttlebug, Quickutz Flourish Die, Gems,
Everything Else Magnolia
Cardstock + DP Magnolia

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Cute Card Thursday 'Soft Furnishings' Challenge
The challenge at CCT this week is 'Soft Furnishings', ribbons, buttons, stitching etc. We have some fab stamps to give away to one lucky winner so why not pop over here and join in the fun.
I hope these scheduled posts are working!

Stamps: Magnolia - Bartender Edwin, Wine Bucket, Funstamps- Sentiment
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, SU Tag Punch, Distress Inks
DP: Basic Grey

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Tilda + Friends Seasons ATC
Here is another ATC for the Tilda and Friends Seasons challenge, this one is summer. It's another quite plain ATC but it is my first try with Pro Markers and I really enjoyed using them.
efully I will be sat looking out to sea just like Tilda is!

Stamps: Magnolia - Barefoot Tilda, Sandcastle
Tools: Pro Markers, Glamour Dust, White Gel Pen

Monday, 11 August 2008

Papertake 'Buttons' Challenge
The challenge at Papertakes this week is 'Buttons', here is my card which is also for my hubby as it's his birthday today. I hope he likes the pressie which I have bought for him, tickets to go and see Queen and Paul Rodgers at the MEN Arena in November.

Stamps: Magnolia - Guitar Edwin, Camp Fire, Hero Arts Sentiment
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Sakura Clear Stardust, SU Spiral Punch, Basic Grey Buttons
DP: Basic Grey

Friday, 8 August 2008

RAK From Murielle
I received this gorgeous card from Murielle, the photo really doesn't show up the true colours and glitter on the card. Thank you so much Murielle.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Katharina's Fabulous Blog Candy
Katharina has some fabulous blog candy up for grabs, a set of 4 wonderful Elizabeth Bell stamps from her new range at Whiff of Joy, why not pop over here and take a look, they are so pretty.
Tilda + Friends 4 Seasons Challenge
The challenge at Tilda + Friends is for the whole of August and is to make 4 ATCs, 1 for each season. I am having one of those uncrafty times so I only made my spring one, which I am not very happy with. Hopefully I will get some more done this week before we head off to sunny (!) Wales for a week.

Stamps: Magnolia - Flower Power Tilda, Ladybird, Summer Scene
Tools: Prismaclors, Sansador, Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, Chalks

Monday, 4 August 2008

Papertakes Sketch #8
I have based this card on Katharina's fabulous sketch at Papertakes. It is a fairly simple card as the weather has been far too nice for crafting!!

Stamp: A Kiss For Chloe - Sarah Kay
Papers: Imaginesce
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Corner Rounder Punch (for scalloped border), Flowers + Brad from Stash