Saturday 28 June 2008

Friday Sketchers #8
This is my card based on this weeks fab sketch at Friday Sketchers. I have used 1 of my new Sarah Kay stamps which arrived yesterday, I got 5 of them but have a feeling I will be ordering the other 4 as they are so sweet. I had to use my watercolour pencils for this card as for some reason the Stazon kept running when I tried to use Prismacolors and Sansador, I have found that it does though when I use acrylic stamps - weird or what!!
I hope you are having a good weekend. We are just off for a bike ride before it gets too late.

Supplies Stamps: Sarah Kay, Penny Black sentiment
Cardstock: DCWV Nursery, Creative Smooth, White Hammer
Tools: Watercolour Pencils, Koi Brush, MM Blooms + Buttons, Gems, Cricut, Accent Essentials

Friday 27 June 2008

DCM 'Xmas Card' Challenge
The challenge at DCM this week is to make an Xmas card. This is a perfect challenge for me as I received 4 new Penny Black Xmas stamps the other day and started to make this card yesterday afternoon. As soon as I saw the challenge I went upstairs and finished it off. The check card is gorgeous and covered in gorgeous glitter.
I have wanted this cute duck stamp since last ye
ar and think I will be using it a lot this Xmas.

Supplies Stamps: Penny Black Duck, Hero Arts Sentiment
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Glamour Dust, Papermaina Gems, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities
Cardstock: Creative Smooth, White Hammer, Lilac Glitter Check

Thursday 26 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday 'No Patterned Paper' Challenge
The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is to make a card using no bought patterned paper but you can make your own using stamps, embossing etc if you want to. Why not pop over and check out the challenge as we have another fab prize to give away to 1 randomly chosen person this week.

Supplies Stamps: Magnolia Graffiti Edwin, Small Skull, Rufus, Brickwall, Graffiti Happy Birthday, Dovecraft Snail
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Glossy Accents, Black Gems
Cardstock: Bazzill, Creative Smooth

Wednesday 25 June 2008

Tilda + Friends 'Summer In Bloom' Challenge
The challenge at Tilda and Friends this week is to use summer flowers on your ATC and they have another fab prize to give away.
I got a new bike yesterday and I'm planning on going for a little ride later. Wish me luck!!!

Supplies Stamps: Magnolia, Tilda with Flowers, Butterfly, Bee, Summer Clouds, Summer fence, Ladybirds
Tools: Chalks, Prismacolors, Sansador, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust

Tuesday 24 June 2008

ArtyGirlz 'Nature' Challenge
The challenge at ArtyGirlz this week is Nature. I started this making this last night and had just finished it when I saw the challenge and thought it would be ideal. I haven't made it into a card yet as I can't decide what colours to mount it onto, or I might just leave it as it is. I love the shed stamp from Alota, especially the bricks which it is standing on. Like the sofa it is perfect to use with Tildas.
The colours are brighter in real life!

Supplies Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Watering Can, Ladybird, Bees, Butterfly, Bird, Flower Boxes, Fence, Alota Shed
Cardstock: Creative Smooth
Supplies: Prismacolors, Sansadot, Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents
Tilda + Co 'Going Dotty' Challenge
It's so long since I have been able to join in with a Tilda + Co challenge but I couldn't resist this weeks. They have some fab goodies up for grabs so why not pop over and join in the fun.

Supplies Stamps: Magnolia Dress Up Tilda, Martha's Crown, Anita's Sentiment
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, Fiskars Hole Punch, Ribbon from stash
DP: The paper Company, creative Smooth

Monday 23 June 2008

MDTTC 3 'Triangle Tri Fold Card'
The challenge at the MDTTC this week is to make a Triangle Tri Fold card. These are fabulous little cards and look so effective. I have taken 2 photos of it as I decorated the inside as well.

Supplies Stamps: Magnolia, Tilda, Briar Roses, Penny Black sentiment
Cardstock: Bazzill Bling
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Ribbon from stash

Sunday 22 June 2008

Penny Black Saturday 'Friendship' Challenge
The challenge at Penny Black Saturday this week is to make a card to celebrate friendship and here is mine, a really quick and easy cards but I think it would be fine to give a friend on their birthday.
I hope you have had a good Sunday.

Supplies Stamp: Penny Black, Hero Arts Sentiment
DP: Imaginesce
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Ribbon from stash

Saturday 21 June 2008

Saturday Workout, Caardvarks, ArtyGirlz and MDTTC Card
I made this card on Thursday evening, when my gorgeous new sofa stamp arrived from Alota but I have only just got round to uploading it. It just happens to be just right for all these challenges. The challenge at Saturday Workout is cutting, Caardvarks and ArtyGirlz are both pink and last weeks MDTTC was to make a scene with your Magnolia stamps (I'm a bit late for this one!!). I had so much fun making this card, I love making scenes out of all the different stamps.
Kerry had done the 5K Race For Life at Tatton Park this morning, she did so well and finished in just under 30mins, so far she has raised £105, hopefully there will be more to come. We are all so proud of her and are off out for tea as a treat.

Supplies Stamps: Alota Sofa, Magnolia - Cat, Edwin with Pencil, Lamp, Rug, Books, Hero Arts Greeting
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Glossy Accents
DP: K + Co

Friday 20 June 2008

Magnolia DT + Fridays Sketcher's 7
Here is another card made with the Sea + Summer range of Magnolia stamps. I have based the card on this week's wonderful sketch at Friday Sketchers.
I hope you have a fab weekend. We are going to watch Kerry run the Race For Life tomorrow at Tatton Park, hope it stays dry!!

Supplies Stamps: Magnolia Sailor Edwin, Lighthouse, Lifebuoy
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Flowers, Brads, Ribbon + Word Magnolia
Cardstock + DP: Magnolia

Thursday 19 June 2008

Magnolia DT + Dutch Dare 'Stamp' Challenge
Here is another Magnolia DT card which I have made with their fab new Sea + Summer stamp range and it also perfect for the Dutch Dare 'Stamp' Challenge. This is a new challenge blog and only their 2nd challenge so why not pop over here and take a look, they have some fabulous stamps to give away.

Supplies Stamps: Magnolia, Sailor Tilda, Seahorse, Marine Sign, Hero Arts Sentiment
Tools: Alcohol Inks, Prismacolors, Sansador, Brads, Cord, Magnolia Ribbon + Butterfly Brad
Cardstock + DP: Magnolia
Cute Card Thursday Birthday Card Challenge + Magnolia DT Card 2
The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is to make a birthday card. It's a nice and easy challenge and we have some fantastic candy to give away which Korin from Sweet 'n' Sassy Stamps has kindly donated.
This is also another Magnolia DT card made with the new Sea and Summer range. This is one of my favourite stamps from the range, I think Edwin looks so sweet.

Supplies Stamps: Magnolia, Edwin with Oar, Old Bench, Cat-Tail Foreground, Goblin Dragonflies, Hero Arts Sentiment
Supplies: Prismacolors, Sansador, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, Eyelets, Garden Twine, Brads
Cardstock: Bazzill, Creative Smooth
DP: Magnolia

Wednesday 18 June 2008

Updated Magnolia DT Card
I made this card for this weeks Friday Sketchers Challenge and also for the Magnolia DT but I wasn't happy with it as it looked too plain. After sitting and looking at it for 2 days I have decided to put some flowers on it, what do you think?

Tilda and Friends 'A Mid Summer Night's Dream' Challenge
The challenge at Tilda and Friends this week is 'A Mid Summer Night's Dream', I decided not to go use the Shakespeare play as my inspiration but to go for a more whimsical theme of night time in the forest.
I had so much fun making this ATC, stamping, colouring and cutting out all the pieces individually and it was a good excuse to go totally OTT with the Glossy Accents!!
Have a good day.

Supplies Stamps: Magnolia, Sitting William, Tree Stump, Summer Tree, Small fence, Toadstools, William's Snails, Birds, Sun (I cut out the face to use for the moon)
Supplies: Prismacolors, Sansador, Glossy Accents
Cardstock: Black Bazzill, Creative Smooth
DP: Basic Grey

Tuesday 17 June 2008

A Spoonful Of Sugar 'Celebrations' Challenge
This weeks challenge at A Spoonful Of Sugar is to make a card for any type of celebration. My card is a bit of a cheat as I made it at the weekend for my class tonight (hope they like making it) but I thought it would make a great birthday card for a little boy.

Supplies Stamps: Sugar Nellie Pirate, High Hopes Palm Tree and Small Sun
Tools: PC (for sentiment), Cricut, Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge (Treasure Chest), Prismacolors, Sansador, Chalks, Glossy Accents, Black Fineliner
Card: White Hammer, Creative Smooth, Red + Navy Bazzill

Monday 16 June 2008

Magnolia DT Card + Friday Sketchers 6
This is my 1st ever DT card for Magnolia, I was so pleased when the stamps popped through the letterbox this morning and couldn't wait to use them and this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers is just perfect for them.
The Rose Queen went well yesterday and at least the weather managed to stay dry! I sold just under £40 worth of cards and have left the others at school for the teachers to look through, so hopefully I'll be able to sell some more. I have got an order for a card and also a few people took my little flyers with my blog addy etc, so hopefully I'll get a few more orders in the near future.

Supplies Stamps: Magnolia, Sailor Tilda, Old Bench, Birds, Goblin Grass, Autumn Leaves Sentiment
Tools: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, Stampin Up Spiral Punch, Distress Ink, Prismacolors, Sansador
Cardstock: Bazzill, Creative Smooth, Bazzill
DP: Magnolia
Embellishments: Raffia from stash

Thursday 12 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday '3 Embellishments' Challenge
The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is to use 3 different types of embellishments on your card and we have a fabulous prize for one randomly chosen winner which has been kindly donated by Tracy Jane Crafts.
I have stamped all the images and coloured them with Prismacolors and Sansador. Edwin and the house are by Magnolia, the truck is by Stampin Up and the cobbles are by Art Impressions. I have added Glossy Accents to the truck wheel and bumpers. My 3 different types of embellishments are the cross head snaps, the ribbon and the tiny little gem on Edwin's trousers. The papers are from my stash and I have used my new Stampin Up spiral punch. I love this punch and have been using it so much recently.
I have nearly finished making the cards for my stall, hopefully I'll manage to sell a few!! I just have to help Grant make some cards now as he is hoping to sell some for his enterprise scheme at school.

Wednesday 11 June 2008

Fab New Challenge Blog
I've just found out about a fabulous new challenge blog which starts on Saturday, Penny Black Saturday. What a wonderful idea, I love Penny Black stamps and can't wait for the first challenge. Why not pop over here and take a look.
Tilda and Friends 'Bits and Pieces' Challenge
The challenge at Tilda and Friends ATCs this week is 'Bits and Pieces', to make your ATC using bits of card and paper which measure no more than 1" x2". I have stamped Edwin and then paper pieced all his clothes, his jumper was a little bit fiddly as all the stripes are individual pieces of paper! I added the stars to the background and put a skull on his t shirt. All the papers are pieces of Basic Grey and the I used my Dymo for the word. This is such a fab challenge but much harder than it sounds!

Monday 9 June 2008

Papertakes 'Katharina's Sketch' Challenge
The challenge at Papertakes this week is another fab sketch from Katharina. I have used a really cute Penny Black stamp which I have coloured with Prismacolors and Sansador and papers from Imaginesce. The bee stamp is from Magnolia and I have added glitter to their wings and Glossy Accents to the little snails.

Friday 6 June 2008

Friday Sketchers #5 + Magnolia Design Team Tuesday Challenge #1
I have made this card based on this weeks fabby sketch at Friday Sketchers and also for the 1st Magnolia Design Team Tuesday Challenge (MDTTC). Our first challenge at MDTTC was to make a card using one of the first Magnolia stamps which we purchased. This was my very first Tilda and she is still one of my favourites.
I have coloured the image with my Prismacolors and Sansador and added some glitter to her wings. The papers are from Bo Bunny and I have used my new Stampin Up spiral punch that arrived this morning along with some gorgeous stamps. The flowers and pearls are from my stash and I used the Cricut and Jasmine cartridge to cut the photo corners and added a Hero Arts sentiment.

Thursday 5 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday 'Xmas' Challenge
The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is to make an Xmas card and we have a fabulous CD of Xmas designs to give away to one lucky winner.
I got this Tilda stamp last year but this is the first time I have used it!! I stamped the image and then coloured her with Prismacolors and Sansador and used papers from Basic Grey and a metal sentiment from MM. The buttons are there to hide the holes which I made for brads but got wrong!!! It seems to be my week for making mistakes!
I got most of the housework done yesterday so I am planning on a nice quiet day trying to get some cards made for my stall at the village Rose Queen fete next weekend.

Wednesday 4 June 2008

Tilda and Friends 'Give Me Sunshine' Challenge
The challenge at Tilda and Friends ATC blog this week is 'Give Me Sunshine'.
I have made my ATC using the gorgeous Tilda with Lilacs image and the wall and ladybird stamps also from Magnolia and the sun from High Hopes. I have coloured all the images with Prismacolors and Sansador and I added glitter for a bit of sparkle and Glossy Accents to the ladybird.

Tuesday 3 June 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar 'Colour Scheme' Challenge
The challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar this week is to use the following colour scheme on your card.

This week we are asking you to use all the following 3 colours on your cards Pink, Blue and Green (any shades) + you can also use flesh colour and a little bit of brown for hair or Animals.

I have made my card using another Sweet Ebony stamp but it still looks so much like the one I made last week!! I have the stamped the image and then coloured it with Prismacolors and Sansador and added a few touches of glitter. The papers are from K + Co, the flowers are from my stash and the gems are from Craft Central you get a box of them for 99p, quite a bargain!.
Can you spot the mistake? I tried to be clever and stamp on the image when I'd done all the colouring but it went wrong so I have had to stick the Hero Arts greeting over the top!!

Monday 2 June 2008

Papertake 'Die Cuts' Challenge
The challenge at Papertakes this week is to use die cuts or punched shapes on your card. I used the Cricut to cut this cute dinosaur and the tree. I added highlights to the dinosaur with a brown felt pen and an Andriondak Pesto inkpad, which I applied with cotton buds and a piece of kitchen towel! The papers are all from Basic Grey and I embossed the green piece with the Cuttlebug to look like scales. The sentiment is from Studio G and the 3 orange brads are from my stash.