Thursday 29 October 2009

Cute Card Thursday Challenge
This weeks challenge at Cute Card Thursday is to make a drinks themed card. I have used Tyrolean Edwin for my card and he has been coloured with Distress Inks. The fab papers are from Kaiser Craft and I have stamped them with a Penny Black swirl stamp. I have used the same stamp around the edge of the main image which has been cut with a Nesties die. The blue paper is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and then highlighted with Distress ink (Vintage Photo I think!). The froth on the beer is Liquid Applique.
I pre ordered some of the new Xmas Magnolia stamps from Sir Stampalot yesterday I can't wait for them to arrive, they are all gorgeous! If you haven't seen them yet pop over here and take a look.

Stamps: Magnolia - Tyrolean Edwin, Happy Birthday Sentiment, Penny Black - Snowflake Swirl
Tools: Distress Ink, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, Wizard, Nesties, EK Success Punches, String, Button,
DP: Kaiser Craft, Bazzill

Wednesday 28 October 2009

Tilda and Friends 'Fall Back' Challenge
The theme for the last ever Tilda and Friends challenge is 'Fall Back'. I am really going to miss making my weekly ATC as they are so handy to have in for quick cards but the numbers of participants has been declining so we have decided to call it a day. I do hope you will be able to join us this week for 1 last time.
I have used Edwin with Broom for my ATC, he is one of my favourite Edwins and I decided to get the Distress Inks out and use them to colour - I think I need a bit more practice!
Have a great Wednesday!Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia -Edwin with Broom
Tools: Distress Inks, EK Success Punches, Sakura Stardust Pen
DP: Basic Grey

Tuesday 27 October 2009

Papertake 'Spots + Stripes' Challenge
This weeks challenge at Papertakes is to use spots or stripes or both on your card! I have used some fabby spotty MM papers and spotty Bazzill for the main card. The labels have been cut with the Storybook Cartridge and the Cricut and the Santa is from Magnolia. I have stamped around the edge of the white label and the green MM paper with Distress Inks and a Penny Black swirl stamp and I've spritzed with Glimmer Mists to give lots of shimmer. The fur on Santa's clothes is Distress Stickles and he has been coloured with Copics. The sentiment is printed on the PC.

Stamps: Magnolia - Santa, Penny Black - Snowflake Swirl
Tools: Copics, Cricut, Storybook Cartridge, Distress Inks + Stickles, PC, Pearls
DP: Making Memories, Bazzill

Thursday 22 October 2009

Cute Card Thursday 'Candy Corns' Challenge
This weeks challenge at Cute Card Thursday is to have sweets or candy on your card, I didn't have any suitable images so I have used this fabby DP from Magnolia. The image is a Hanglar and Stanglar which I have coloured with Copics and I added some punched flowers.Supplies
Image: Hanglar and Stanglar
Tools: Copics, EK Success Punches, Leone EM Punch,
DP: Magnolia

Tuesday 20 October 2009

Papertakes Sketch 26
This week at Papertakes there is another fabulous sketch by Dawny. I have used the Magnolia Blueberry Tilda stamp and papers from Basic Grey. The flowers are made using EK Success punches and the frond is a Martha Stewart punch.Supplies
Stamp: Magnolia - Blueberry Tilda
Tools: Prismacolors, Sansador, EK Success + Martha Stewart Punches, Lace, Doiley, Glimmer Mist, Sakura Stardust Pen, Glossy Accents, Distress Inks
DP: Basic Grey

Monday 19 October 2009

Lynne's Blog Candy
Lynne has some fab blog candy up for grabs, you can check it out here and don't forget to have a browse in her online shop as well!

Thursday 15 October 2009

Stamp Something 'Brown' Challenge
This weeks challenge at Stamp Something is to use brown on your card. I was going through some of my older stamps yesterday when I saw this one and remembered how much I used to love using it, so I inked it up using a Sepia inkpad and added some Basic Grey papers. I have used a few different stamps on the background card and around the image and lots of Distress Inks. The punches are from EK Success and Leone Em and the pearls were coloured with Copics to match the card colours.

Stamps: Stampington + Co - Santa, Hero Arts Text, Penny Black - Swirl
Tools: Copics to colour pearls, Primas, Cuttleug, EK Success Punches, Leone Em Punch, Distress Inks, Pearls
DP: Basic Grey

Wednesday 14 October 2009

TMTA Autumn
I decided to have a play with my Alcohol Inks today, it must be about a year since I last had a 'mess' with them, you should see the colour of my hands, but they are great fun to play with!!! The beautiful stamp is from Crafty Individuals and I decided to use the background (which is much shinier than it looks in the photo) and image to make an ATC for this weeks TMTA challenge which is Autumn. I can't believe how many wrens there are about at the moment which is fab as they are 1 of my favourite birds.
I didn't get very far with the housework and it's nearly time to start making tea now, stuffed marrow - yummy!

Tilda and Friends 'Paper Piecing'
This weeks challenge at Tilda and Friends is to do some paper piecing on your ATC. I have used a Tilda from last year's Xmas collection and some old K + Co papers I found while having a tidy up!
Have a good Wednesday, I'm off to do some housework!
Stamp: Magnolia
Tools: Copics, Lace, Pearls
DP: K + Co

Tuesday 13 October 2009

Papertakes 'The Dark Side' Challenge
This weeks challenge at Papertakes is The Dark Side, to make a spooky card. I have used a witch stamp that I have had for ages, I think it is a Kerry Jo stamp?? The papers are from ProvoCraft and the image has been coloured with Copics.

Saturday 10 October 2009

Magnolia Down Under 'Spooky ' Challenge
The latest challenge at Magnolia Down Under is to make a spooky Halloween card. I have used an ATC which I made last year on my card and put it on a punched panel of black card. This is a very quick card - which you can probably tell!!!
Have a good Sunday.Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Pumpkin, Ghost
Tools: Pro Markers, Dymo, Martha Stewart Punch

Friday 9 October 2009

Another 'Different' Christmas Card
This is another Xmas card using an Inkadinkado stamp which is so unlike my normal 'cutesy' cards. I love this English Robin stamp (although mine looks nothing like a robin!!). It's the first time in over a year that I have messed around with inks and lots of different stamps etc and I had great fun and made a bit of a mess as well!!
The robin has been stamped in brown and coloured with Prismacolors and I distressed and stamped a Penny Black snow swirl stamp around the edges (this doesn't show up on the photo very well). The red card has been Cuttlebugged, sanded and then as it was too dark I swiped a white inkpad over the top. I stamped the same swirl over the background paper and added some lace and a flower and pine branches. I have used Glimmer Mists on the bird and the red card but it doesn't show up in the photo and the cream card is distressed and then stamped with a Hero Arts sentiment.
I have just treated myself to a couple more Glimmer Mists and 2 Tim Holtz stamps, so I hope they arrive tomorrow so I can use them over the weekend. Have a good Friday!
Stamps: Inkadinkado - English Robin, Hero Arts - Sentiment, Penny Black - Snow Swirl
Tools: Prismacolors, SU Punch, Distress Inks, Cuttlebug, Pearls, Glossy Accents, McGill Pine Branch Punch, Flowers, Lace
DP: Basic Grey

Thursday 8 October 2009

Cute Card Thursday 'Just Charming' Challenge
This weeks challenge at Cute Card Thursday is to use a charm on your card. I have used an old Hobby Art stamp which I have had for years on my card, this is the first time I have used it!! The snowflakes have been cut with Nesties and the white one is covered with Diamond Dust.
Have a good Thursday.
Stamp: Hobby Art
Tools: Copics, Nesties, Charm, Wizard, EK Success Flower Punch

Wednesday 7 October 2009

Tilda and Friends 'Pick Your Favourite' Challenge
The challenge at Tilda and Friends this week is to use your favourite image on your ATC. I have used Alva with Flower from Magnolia, she is so sweet and I love using the more unusual Magnolia images for my cards. Alva has been coloured with Copics and the papers are from MM. I have coloured her flower so hopefully it looks like a poinsettia!
Have a good Wednesday.
Stamp: Magnolia - Alva With Flower
Tools: Copics, Snowflake Punch, Pearls, Stardust Clear Pen

Tuesday 6 October 2009

Papertakes Sketch 25
This week at Papertakes we have another fab sketch by Dawny and a great prize from The Angel Company. I have used one of their really cute images to make my card. The giraffe has been coloured with Copics and the papers are from a DCWV stack.
It's horrible and rainy here today so after doing some housework I am going to spend the afternoon crafting. Have a good day whatever you are up to!
Stamp: The Angel Company
Tools: Copics, Wizard, Nesties, SU Ribbon

Sunday 4 October 2009

Spoon Full of Sugar 'Christmas' Challenge
This weeks challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar is to make a Christmas card. I love these Penny Black duck stamps, they are such fun and make very quick cards. I have coloured the duck with Copics and added Polar White Flower Soft to his hat and Glamour Dust for lots of sparkle.
Enjoy your Sunday!
Stamps: Penny Black - Caroling Duck, Inkadinkado Sentiment
Tools: Copics, Flower Soft, Glamour Dust

Thursday 1 October 2009

Cute Card Thursday '1st' Challenge
As it is the 1st October this weeks challenge at Cute Card Thursday is to celebrate a 1st with your card. I was asked to make a pink and girly 1st Xmas card about 2 weeks ago, so decided to make it for this challenge as well. I hope this is ok! The cute stamp is from Penny Black and the papers are from K + Co. I have added lots of gems and sparkle and some white flower soft to the stocking.
Have a good Thursday!
Stamp: Penny Black - Stocking Treat
Tools: Copics, Wizard, Nesties, Martha Stewart Punch, EK Success Punch, Quickutz Swirl, Gems, Polar White Flower Soft
DP: K + Co