Wednesday 31 December 2008

Another Calendar + Happy New Year
Here is another of the calendars which I have been making, this is one is mine and also as it is the New Year tomorrow I have been tidying up my blog. I've given it a bit of a face lift and have spent most of the morning removing some unnecessary labels and lots of old posts!

I would like to wish you all a Very Happy New Year and I hope you have a fun evening whatever you are doing!

Tuesday 30 December 2008

Toodles + Binks DT Card
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and got lots of goodies. We had a fairly quiet time and luckily the little dears loved their pressies.
My fabby new DT stamps from Toodles + Binks arrived this morning and I just had to nip upstairs and make a quick card. This is such a lovely stamp, the little dog is so cute. Hopefully I'll get time to make another card tomorrow using my other new stamp Adam. These fab Toodles + Binks stamps are available from Stamp Galaxy.Supplies
Stamp: Toodles + Binks - Mark + Milo
Tools: Pro markers, SU Ribbon
DP: Crate Paper

Monday 22 December 2008

Papertakes Sketch #5
This is my DT card for this weeks Papertakes challenge which is another fabulous sketch by Dawny. I have used an Edwin form the Summer 08 collection with some gorgeous Bo Bunny papers which I found in the bottom of my paper stash. Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia - Edwin with Oar, Hero Arts - Sentiment
Tools: Distress Inks, Cricut, George Cart (stars), Cuttlebug, Script Embossing Folder, Vintage Corners, Button from stash
DP: Bo Bunny

Friday 19 December 2008

Busy Making Calendars
I have decided to make quite a few Christmas gifts this year and this is the calendar which I made for Alex to give to his teacher. It does stand up but I couldn't get a good photo of it like that! I have also made some more for family and I'll post a pic of them if the weather ever brightens up enough to take a photo.
My EK Sucess Retro punches arrived yesterday, excellent service as I only ordered them on Tuesday evening. Can't wait to have a go with them.Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia - School Collection 08
Tools: Pro Markers, Glossy Accents, SU Ribbon, Martha Stewart Punch, Bind It All, Calendar from Rymans
DP: K + Co

Thursday 18 December 2008

Cute Card Thursday 'Open Theme'
As this is the last challenge at Cute Card Thursday until Jan 8th there is an open theme this week, you can enter a card for any occasion! I have used one of the gorgeous Pollycraft elves (thanks Shary). The flower punches are from Stampin Up and the swirls are a Quickutz die. I am using my flower punches a lot at the moment and it makes matching colours much easier than with bought flowers. I have just managed to order 2 EK Success retro flower punches, as I am getting some money for Xmas, I just hope I am allowed to use them beforehand - well I will have to check they work ok, won't I!!Supplies
Stamps: Pollycraft - Winter Elves, Honesty, Basic Grey - Swirl (Green paper)
Tools: Pro Markers, Glossy Accents, Sakura Clear Stardust Pen, Quickutz Swirls, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Vintage Corners, Stampin Up Flower Punches, Pearls, Pearls
DP: Basic Grey

Wednesday 17 December 2008

Tilda + Friends Xmas Challenge
The challenge at Tilda + Friends this week is to use an Xmas or New Year theme on your ATC.
This is the last ATC challenge of the year but don't forget to join us again on the 7th Jan when there will be some exciting changes to the challenge blog.Supplies
Stamp: Magnolia - Tilda with Paper
Tools: Pro Markers, Dymo, Fiskars Punch, Gems, Glossy Accents
DP: K + Co

Monday 15 December 2008

Papertake Weekly 'Monochrome Madness' Challenge
The challenge at Papertake this week is to make a monochrome card, using shades of the same colour with an optional accent colour. Sorry about the bad photo!Supplies
Stamps: Great Impressions - Snowmen, Hero Arts - Sentiment
Tools: Pro Markers, Glamour Dust, EK Success Punch, Gem
DP + Cardstock: Stampin Up

Saturday 13 December 2008

Mum's Christmas Card
I made this card earlier for my mum, I think she will love this gorgeous Whiff of Joy image. The punched flowers have been embossed with the Cuttlebug and I have edged the white card with an olive inkpad. If you click on the pic the colours show up better.
I hope you are having a good Saturday.Supplies
Stamps: Whiff of Joy
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, Martha Stewart punch, Leone Em punch, Stampin Up flower punches, Prima flowers, pearls, Cuttlebug
DP: Stampin Up

Friday 12 December 2008

DCM '10 Minute Christmas Card'
The challenge at DCM this week is to make a speedy Christmas card. I have used this super cute Penny Black duck stamp and Stampin Up papers.
It turned out to be more like a 5minute card!

Stamps: Penny Black - A Wish + A Kiss, Stampin Up - Sentiment
Tools: Pro markers, Glamour Dust
DP: Stampin Up

Thursday 11 December 2008

Magnolia DT + Cute Card Thursday 'Punches' Challenge
The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is to dust off your punches and use them on your cards. This is another card using a Tilda stamp from the Magnolia Valentine Collection 09. I went a bit overboard with the punches but never mind!! I have used 3 different ones, A Leone Em branch punch, a Martha Stewart border punch and a Stampin Up flower punch.Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda, Valentine Collection 09, Bench from last year
Tools: Pro Markers, Leone Em punch, Stampin Up punch, Martha Stewart punch, white glitter card, Flower
DP, gems - Magnolia

Wednesday 10 December 2008

Tilda + Friends 'Frosty Nights' Challenge
The challenge at Tilda + Friends this week is Frosty Nights and we have been having lots of those just recently.
Stamps: Magnolia - Snowman
Tools: Pro Markers, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, Snowflake Punch
DP: K + Co

Tuesday 9 December 2008

Magnolia DT, Dutch Dare 'Scalloped Edge' + Arty Girlz 'Favourite Medium' Challenges
Here is another card using 3 new Magnolia stamps from the Valentine collection 2009, it also fits the Dutch Dare 'Scalloped Edge' and the Arty Girlz 'Favourite Medium' challenges. I love colouring with Distress Inks at the moment so they count as my favourite medium and the scallops are on the edge of the napkin(?) stamp.Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia - Valentine Collection 09
Tools: Distress Inks, Leone Em Fern Punch, SU Corner Punch
DP, Flowers, Beads, Ribbon, Doiley all Magnolia

Monday 8 December 2008

Papertake Weekly Dawny's Sketch #4
Here is my card for this week's Papertake challenge which is another fab sketch by Dawny. I have stamped and coloured the Tilda, Edwin and Bench with Distress Inks and punched out the ferns with a Leone Em fern punch. I really enjoyed making this card, thanks Dawny for the fab sketch.Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia - Bench, New year Tilda, New Year Edwin, Stampin Up - Sentiment, Basic Grey - Swirl
Tools: Distress Inks, Distressing Tool, Leone Em Punch, Prima Flowers, Stampin Up Ribbon, Gems, Stampin Up Spiral Punch
DP: Basic Grey, Bazzill

Magnolia DT + Secret Crafter Sat Challenge #10
I received a lovely DT package from Magnolia on Saturday and I have used this gorgeous new Tilda for my card for this week's Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which is to use embossing on your card. My embossing is hard to see as I covered more up than I orginally planned!! The green panel in the bottom left hand corner has been run through the Cuttlebug although there is lots of embossing on the Doiley. I have used my new Leone Em punch for the branches, I love this punch but it takes quite a lot of effort to use it and in the end I had to give in and stand on it! The card isn't as dark as it looks but it has just decided to chuck it down and has gone very grey, if you click on the picture you can see the colours better.Supplies
Stamp: Magnolia - Valentine Collection 08
Tools: Pro Markers, Cuttlebug, Distress Ink, Leone Em Branch Punch
Ribbon, Gems, Doiley, Flowers - Magnolia

Saturday 6 December 2008

Toodles and Binks New Releases
Here is one of the fab new stamps from Toodles + Binks, isn't it tweet!! If you pop over here to their blog you could win one of the stamps if you can correctly guess his name.
Good luck!
And here's another new stamp which you could also win if you guess the name correctly.

Friday 5 December 2008

Jehkotar Sketch #35
I have based my card on this weeks fab sketch at Jehkotar. I have stamped and coloured Tilda with Distress Inks. The snowflake has been cut with a Cuttlebug die and embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and the swirls are a Quickutz die.Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia - Snowflurry Tilda, Sentiment - Little Claires
Tools: Distress Inks, Sakura Clear Stardust Pen, Cuttlebug, Quickutz, SU Ribbon, Gems
DP: Basic Grey

Thursday 4 December 2008

Cute Card Thursday 'Hearts' Challenge
The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is to use hearts on your card and we have some fab Dottie downloads to give away to 2 lucky winners from Charmed Cards and Crafts. I have made a different style of card which doesn't open,it just stands up and the greeting is on the back. Hopefully the photos will show this better than I can explain!!
I have used Tilda + Edwin Skating again, I think this is such a gorgeous stamp and I have been colouring with the Distress Inks again, I really like using these now. I changed the colour of the heart eyelet with Alcohol Inks and the red flower is cut with the Cricut as I couldn't find one the right colour.
I hope you have a good Thursday and have got lots of snow.
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda + Edwin Skating
Tools: Distress Inks, Koi Waterbrush, Cuttlebug, Vintage Corners Die, Sizzix Vine Die, Cricut, George + Basic Shapes, Prima Flowers
DP: Basic Grey - Dasher

Wednesday 3 December 2008

Tilda + Friends 'Red + Green' Challenge
The challenge at Tilda + Friends this week is to use red and green on your ATC. I have used a Magnolia from last years collection and some MM paper.Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda Skating
Tools: Pro Markers, Cuttlebug, Gems, Olive Inkpad

Tuesday 2 December 2008

Nice Surprise
I had a lovely surprise last night when I turned on the PC and saw my Magnolia card which I made for the Ismaki challenge on the front page of the Sir Stampalot website, I couldn't believe it and it really made my day.
Have a good day and I hope you have got my snow than we have here, I love snow and would love a day sledging!

Monday 1 December 2008

Toodles + Binks DT + Papertake Weekly 'Ready Steady Craft!' Challenge
The challenge this week at Papertake is to use the following recipe on your cards
1 ribbon
2 rectangles
3 small round embellishments
The challenge is sponsored by Toodles + Binks and there are some fabby stamps and Zoomz up for grabs so why not pop over here and join in the challenge.
I have used the Toodles + Binks Skate stamp, which I coloured with Distress Inks.
Stamps: Toodles and Binks Skate
Tools: Distress Inks, Cuttlebug, Vintage Corners, Ribbon, Prima Flowers, SU Brads
DP: Sandylion