Thursday 27 November 2008

Ismaki Sketch #41
It is so long since I have managed to do an Ismaki sketch but at long last here is a card based on sketch #41. I have used some a Magnolia stamp from the Winter Stampclub and Basic Grey papers.
Thanks to Annie, Ink n Rubba's advice about watercolour paper I have finally managed to colour with Distress Inks - thanks Annie.
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda With Bell, Stampin Up - Sentiment, Basic Grey - Swirl (background)
Tools: Distress Inks, Cuttlebug, Flower, Button, Gems, Stampin Up Thread, Langton Hot Pressed 300g Watercolour Paper, Koi Waterbrush
DP: Basic Grey

Lily of the Valley 'Sprinkle + Sparkle'
The challenge at Lily of the Valley this week is to make a sparkly card. I made this card last night and its perfect for the challenge as I have added lots of Glamour Dust.
Stamp: Penny Black - Snow Cuddle
Tools: Pro markers, Glamour Dust, Gems, Ribbon

Toodles + Binks DT and Cute Card Thursday 'Lilac' Challenge
The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is to use lilac on your card and we have some gorgeous papers and tags from Papercraft Clearance, to give to one randomly chosen winner.
I have used two of the new Toodles + Binks stamps, the beautiful Toodles and Binks Skate and the Figure of 8 verse. I have kept the card simple as the stamp is so pretty and I wanted it to be the 'star' of the card.
Sorry about the bad photo but it is so grey and gloomy, this is the best I could manage and the glitter doesn't show up at all!Supplies
Stamps: Toodles + Binks
Tools: Pro Markers, Gems, Flowers, Glamour Dust, Snowflake Punch

Wednesday 26 November 2008

Tilda and Friends 'Warm + Cosy' Challenge
The challenge at Tilda and Friends this week is to make your ATC warm and cosy. I have used a Magnolia fireplace stamp and this cute Tilda from the Winter Stampclub.Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia - Fireplace, Tilda
Tools: Pro Markers, Dymo Machine,

Tuesday 25 November 2008

Magnolia DT + Magnolia Vs Stampavie
Here is another Magnolia DT card which I have made for this week's Magnolia Vs Stampavie challenge which is to add texture to your card. The background is sticky backed fabric which I love,unfortunately this is my last piece and I don't know who makes it as it was sent in a previous DT kit. I have run the brown card through the Cuttlebug and the tags have been stamped with the SU Sanded stamp and I have added lots of Distress Ink.Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda with Broom, Stampin Up- Sanded
Tools: Pro Markers, Distress Ink, Cuttlebug,
Fabric, Flowers, Buttons, Ribbons, Tags, Brads - Magnolia

Monday 24 November 2008

Magnolia DT + Papertake Weekly Dawny's Sketch 3
Here is my card for this weeks Papertake challenge which is another fab sketch by Dawny and I have also made it with some of my Magnolia DT kit. I have stamped the tag with a basic Grey stamp.
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda + Edwin On Ice, Basic Grey - Flourishes on Tag, Debbie Moore - Sentiment
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Distress Inks, Gems
DP, Tags, Flowers, Brads - Magnolia

Sunday 23 November 2008

Toodles + Binks DT + Sketch Saturday #26
This is my card for this weeks fab sketch at Sketch Saturday. I have used one of the gorgeous new stamps from Toodles + Binks - Matthieu + Arthur (RRP-004). They have released another new stamp called Toodles + Binks Skate, it is so cute and has a lovely verse to go with it, you can check it out here.Supplies
Stamps: Toodles + Binks - Matthieu + Arthur RRP 004, Sentiment - Hero Arts, SU - Sanded Stamp (on blue squares)
Tools: Pro Markers, Glossy Accents, SU Thread
DP + Buttons: Basic Grey

Saturday 22 November 2008

Magnolia DT Card + TGIF 'Vintage' Challenge
Here is another Magnolia DT card made using some of their older stamps from the Party + Vacation 08 Collection and I think it also qualifies for the TGIF challenge of'Vintage'. I have used 2 of the tags from my DT kit and covered them with some fab papers and then used the Bind It All to join them. The flowers round the holes were made with a SU punch, I punched the smaller holes first with a Fiskars handpunch and then positioned the SU punch so the hole was in the center (ish!) of the flower. I had great fun making this and am pleased at how it turned out especially since I managed to knock my bottle of Sansador over and it made quite a mess!!Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia Party + Vacation Collection 08 - Tilda With Wine, Bartender Edwin, Wine Bucket, Autumn Leaves - Sentiment
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Bind It All, Distress Ink, Gems, Ribbons, Fibres, SU Punch, Fiskars Handpunch, Flowers, PC for Inside Sentiment
DP + Tags: Magnolia

Thursday 20 November 2008

Magnolia DT + Dutch Dare '3 Flowers'
This morning I received another fabulous Magnolia DT kit which had a couple of the New Year Collection stamps and loads of gorgeous embellishments. We were sent tags this time rather than cards so here is my first card/bookmark which also fits the Dutch Dare challenge to use 3 flowers. I had to get my Prismacolors out as unfortunately I don't have a Pro Marker in the right colour, it seemed really odd using them again.
Can you believe this is my 3rd post of the day, it must be something of a record for me just lately!! Just wish the weather would brighten up so I could get a better photo!Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia - New Year Collection, Stampin Up- Sentiment
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Cuttlebug, Button Embossing Border, Distress Inks, Sakura Clear Stardust pen,
Everything Else - Magnolia

Cute Card Thursday 'Snow + Snowflakes' Challenge
The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is to have snow or snowflakes on your card and we have a wonderful Whiff of Joy Herb stamp to give away to 1 lucky winner. To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is leave us a comment with a link to your card here and the winner will be chosen randomly next week.
Here is my card, i'm not sure if this fold has a name or not but it's fun to make!

Stamps: Magnolia - Santa, Snowman, Stampendous - Sentiment, Hero Arts - Snowflake
Tools: Pro Markers, Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents
DP: Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill

Wednesday 19 November 2008

Spoonfull of Sugar 'Blooming Marvelous' Challenge
The challenge at Spoonfull of Sugar this week is to have flowers on your card.

Stamp: Sugar Nellie, Sentiment - Magnolia
Tools: Pro Markers, Sakura Clear Stardust pen

Fantastic Blog Candy
Debbie at Passion for Crafts has some fantastic blog candy up for grabs, pop over here and take a look.

Tuesday 18 November 2008

Fab New Stamp Company
Denise from Stamping with Denise has launched her own stamp company, Whimsy Stamps and the first 3 stamps are gorgeous, you can check them out here. Denise also has some fabby candy up for grabs on her blog.

Monday 17 November 2008

Papertakes 'Let It Snow' challenge
The challenge at Papertake this week is to have 'snow' or snowflakes on your card. I have used this gorgeous Joel stamp from Toodles + Binks.

Stamps: Toodles + Binks - Joel, Hero Arts - Sentiment
Tools: Pro Markers, Cricut, Snowflake Punch, Glamour Dust, Gems, Glossy Accents
DP: K + Co

Saturday 15 November 2008

New Toodles + Binks Stamps
There are some new stamps available from Toodles + Binks and they are gorgeous, just pop over here and take a look, I'm sure you will love them.

Friday 14 November 2008

Spoonfull of Sugar 'Card for a Child'
The challenge at a Spoonfull of Sugar is to make a card for a child, I hope this little gift card counts!

Stamps: Sugar Nellie - Hamish with Sledge, Penny Black + Hero Arts - Sentiments
Tools: Pro Markers, Cuttlebug, Tree Punch, SU Tag Punch, Embossing Folder, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust

Thursday 13 November 2008

Lily of the Valley 'Donalda's Sketch'
This week I am thrilled to be Guest Designer at Lily of the Valley and we have a wonderful sketch by Donalda. The other DT cards are fab so why not pop over here and join in the fun, remember you don't have to use Lily of the Valley products to join in with the challenge.

Stamps: Penny Black Hedgehog, Stampin Up Sentiment
Supplies: Pro Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Vintage Corners, Gems, Flowers, Glamour Dust

Cute Card Thursday 'Red + Green' Challenge
The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is to use red and green on your card.

Stamps: Sugar Nellie Santa, Hero Arts Sentiment
Tools: Pro Markers, Flower Soft, Glamour Dust, SU Scallop Punch, Cricut, Brads

Wednesday 12 November 2008

Tilda + Friends 'Bring on the Bling' Challenge
The challenge at Tilda and Friends this week is to have lots of bling on your ATC.

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda + Bench
Tools: Pro Markers, Glamour Dust, Flower Gems, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Monday 10 November 2008

Papertakes Weekly Challenge
This week at Papertakes there is another fabulous sketch by Dawny and they have 2 gorgeous WOJ stamps to give away.

Stamps: Stampendous, Stampin Up
Tools: Pro Markers, Glossy Accents
DP: Dovecraft

Saturday 8 November 2008

Penny Black Saturday 'Sentiment Only' Challenge
The challenge at Penny Black Saturday this week is to make a card with no image just a PB sentiment! I have done some embossing on mine, it's quite a while since I had the heat gun out!! A very quick card though.
Have a good Saturday.

Stamp: Penny Black
Tools: Heat Gun, Gold Pigment Ink, Gold Embossing Powder, Flowers, Gem

Friday 7 November 2008

Daring Card Makers 'Sparkle + Bling' Challenge
The challenge at DCM this week is to have sparkle or bling on your card. This is a very quick card using a cute Inkadinkadoo Santa stamp.

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo - Santa + Sentiment
Tools: Pro Markers, Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents

Thursday 6 November 2008

Toodles + Binks + Lily of the Valley 'Teenage' Challenge
Here is another DT card for Toodles + Binks, this time I have used the wonderful Simone stamp (RRP-003). She is just perfect for this weeks Lily of the Valley challenge which is to make a card for a teenager. I have kept the card fairly simple as I love this image and didn't want to 'crowd' it, I just added a few touches of glitter to the ruffles (you can see it much better if you click on the photo). The card is a small slimline, I love this shape and size and it fits some envelopes perfectly which I found at the back of a drawer!
Sorry the photos a bit dull but the weather is really grotty here today - hope its better where you are.

Stamps: Toodles + Binks - Simone, Sentiment - unknown
Tools: Pro Markers, Gems, Glamour Dust
DP: Rusty Pickle

Cute Card Thursday 'Fairies + Angels' Challenge
The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is to use Fairies or Angels on your card, this is also my 1st DT card for Toodles and Binks, isn't Celeste gorgeous. I have added some Zoomz which are available for The Stamp Galaxy and some Fun Flock so she has a furry frill on her dress.

Stamp: Toodles + Binks - Celeste RRP 01
Tools: Pro Markers, Zoomz, Fun Flock, Glamour Dust, SU Scallop, Border Punch, Cuttlebug, Vintage Corners
DP: K + Co

Wednesday 5 November 2008

Fabby News
I have been asked by Kay to join the Toodles + Binks DT, of course I said yes straight away, I love their cute stamps. I will be showing my 1st DT card on my blog tomorrow as I have made it for this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge.
If you haven't seen the images before pop over to the Toodles + Binks blog to check out the fab stamps.

Tilda and Friends 'Fluffy Stuff' Challenge
The challenge at Tilda and Friends this week is to use something fluffy on your ATC. I have used Fun Flock on this cute Magnolia Santa.

Stamp: Magnolia - Santa
Tools: Pro Markers, Dymo, Brad, Fun Flock
DP: K + Co

Monday 3 November 2008

Papertakes Weekly 'Sparkly' Challenge
The challenge at Papertakes this week is to make a sparkly card. I have used one of my favourite Tilda stamps and K + Co papers, I am still unsure about the colours (not my usual choice at all).
The corners are cut with the Cuttlebug Vintage Corner die and I have just cut off the swirly bits!

Stamps: Magnolia - Snowflurry Tilda, Hero Arts - Sentiment
Tools: Pro Markers, Sizzix Leaf Die, Cuttle bug, Vintage Corners, Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, Prima Flowers, Gems, Liquid Applique
DP: K + Co

Penny Black Saturday 'Sparkly' Challenge
The challenge at Penny Black Saturday this week was to make a sparkly card. I have been making lots of quick and easy Christmas cards over the weekend and this is 1 of them, a mini A7 card.

Stamps: PB Hedgehog, Little Claires Sentiment
Tools: Pro markers, Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents

Saturday 1 November 2008

Jehkotar Challenge 30
I have based this card on this weeks fab sketch at Jehkotar. This is one of my favourite Snowmen stamps and is so quick and easy to colour. This is such a great sketch and I will definetly be using it again.

Stamps: Snowmen - Great Impressions, Sentiment - Little Claires
Tools: Pro Markers, EK Success Punch, Gems, Glamour Dust