Thursday 28 January 2010

Cute Card Thursday, My Time to Craft and A Spoonfull of Sugar Card
This is my DT card for the Cute Card Thursday 'Blooming Gorgeous' Challenge but I am also entering it into the following 2 challenges as it fits their themes, My Time to Craft 'Elegant Rose' Challenge and A Spoonfull of Sugar 'Open' Challenge.
I stamped the Magnolia So Spooky Tilda and coloured her with Distress Inks, distressed the edges of the papers and added lots of gorgeous flowers and a couple of pearl sprays.
I am still spending my time messing with the Design Studio for the Cricut which explains the lack of cards!!!
Have a great Thursday.Supplies
Stamp: Magnolia - So Spooky Tilda
Tools: Distress Inks, Pearls, Flowers, Lace, Martha Stewart Punch, Wizard, Nestabilities
DP: Graphic 45, Bazzill

Monday 25 January 2010

Magnolia Down Under + Quixotic Challenges
I've finally got round to making a card, instead of just playing with the Cricut Design Studio!! This card will fit this weeks MDUC of Valentines and the Quixotic Challenge 'Ink Up An Old Stamp'. I have used a Magnolia image which I think is a couple of years old and some Yellow Bicycle papers. I have coloured Tilda with Distress Inks and the heart has been cut with the Cricut and embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, Vintage Writing.
I am hoping my hubby will have time to collect a parcel of flowers from the Post Office before his School Governors meeting as I don't want to have to wait until tomorrow night for them!!
Have a good evening.
Stamp: Magnolia
Tools: Distress Inks, Cricut, Cuttlebug, Mc Gill Punch, Flowers, Pearls, Ribbon
DP: Little Yellow Bicycle, Bazzill

Thursday 21 January 2010

Cute Card Thursday 'Fairy Fantastic'
This weeks challenge at Cute Card Thursday is to have a fairy on your card. I have used a CC Design Swiss Pixie on my card which is the nearest I could get to a fairy!!! The image is coloured with Distress Inks and the papers are from MME.
I haven't made many cards this week and I have been very bad at blogging as I have finally decided to get my Design Studio for the Cricut out of the box and have been spending the evenings playing with that!!
Have a good Thursday.Supplies
Stamp: CC Designs - Liesel and her Wheelbarrow
Tools: Distress Inks, Nesties, Wizard, Prima Blooms, EK Success Punch

Wednesday 20 January 2010

New Magnolia Release
The new range of Magnolia stamps are available to pre order from Sir Stampalot, be sure to pop over here and check them out as they are so cute, I have just got to order this little sweetie!!
Don't forget to pre order the 2nd Magnolia Ink magazine while you're there!

Sunday 17 January 2010

Alex's Birthday and Sketchy Colours #7
The challenge at Sketchy Colours this week is to use brown and turquoise on your card and this birthday card which I made for Alex fits the challenge, he is 11 today.
I have used this fab Ian stamp from The Greetings Farm and some Kaisercraft papers. Ian has been coloured with Distress Inks, the arrows are cut on the Cricut and the 2 sentiment stamps are from Autumn Leaves. A quick post as I am off to watch Wallender!
Stamps: The Greetings Farm, Autumn Leaves
Tools: Distress Inks, Cricut, Corner Punch, Pearls
DP: Kaisercraft

Thursday 14 January 2010

Cute Card Thursday 'Pink + Grey Colour Combo'
This week's challenge at Cute Card Thursday is to use pink and grey on your card, I must say I found this really difficult as I'm not a pink girl!!! I have used an old Tilda on my card which I bought about 18 months ago and have only just got round to inking up - how bad is that? The papers are also some old ones which I found in my stash and I have just added some flowers, leaves and butterflies. As usual Tilda has been coloured with Distress Inks and the labels are cut with Nesties.
I hope you will be able to join in this weeks challenge as we have a fab prize.
Have a great Thursday!!
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda In Raincoat, Stampin Up - Sentiment
Tools: Distress Inks, Martha Stewart, Leone Em, EK Success Punches, Nesties, Wizard, Flowers, Glamour Dust

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Magnolia Ink 2
The 2nd Magnolia magazine is available to order from Magnolia direct here or you can pre order it from Sir Stampalot.
It looks fabulous and I can't wait to see all the cards and project in it.

Monday 11 January 2010

Magnolia Down Under + Papertakes Challenges
I've finally got around to making another card, seems like ages since the last one!! This card fits the Papertake challenge of Something New, both the Magnolia Tilda stamp and papers are new and the Magnolia Down Under challenge which is to use a stamp or something for another use. This Tilda and the papers are from the So Jolly Winter Collection and I have used them to make a birthday card so I think this counts! The flowery swirl has been cut on the Cricut (I am determined to us it more this year) and I have added lots of Stickles to give a bit of sparkle. Tilda has been coloured with Distress Inks and I added punched photo corners and pearls. Not a very good photo I'm afraid but the light is really bad here today, if you click on the photo it shows the true colours a lot better!
I hope the weather is getting better wherever you are, it is starting to thaw here at the moment.
Have a good evening.Supplies
Stamp: Magnolia So Jolly Collection - Christmas Eve Tilda
Tools: Distress Inks, Cricut, Nesties, Wizard, Flowers, Pearls, Lace, Stickles
DP: Magnolia

Thursday 7 January 2010

Cute Card Thursday 'All New' Challenge
This week's challenge at Cute Card Thursday is to use some of your new crafty goodies (hopefully you got some for Xmas!) on your card. I got a few stamps and also the Magnolia Winter Stampclub kit so I just had to use this super cute Edwin. I stamped Edwin and then used a mask when I stamped the steps. The stars are also from Magnolia and have been stamped onto Basic Grey Anarchic papers and then cut out. I punched a couple of holes on the larger star and tied a piece of string through it.
I hope you are managing to get out and about in the snow! Have a good Thursday - hopefully the schools will be open today.
Stamps: Magnolia - Edwin - Winter Stamp Club Kit, Stone Steps, Edwin's Stars, Autumn Leaves - Circle Sentiments
Tools: Distress Inks, Martha Stewart Punch, SU Punch,
DP: Basic Grey, Bazzill

Tuesday 5 January 2010

Magnolia Tilda Card
I made this card earlier and it fits in with 4 challenges, not bad going for me at the moment!!! I have used this gorgeous Vintage Tilda stamp from the Magnolia Jolly Snowy Collection, coloured with Distress Inks and some old K + Co papers. The heart has been cut on the Cricut, embossed in the Cuttlebug and then sprayed with Glimmer Mist to add some sparkle. I stamped the text onto the white flower and then added some Stardust Stickles to the roses.
We have had quite a lot of snow here overnight so the kiddies are off school and are out sledging at the moment and hubby hasn't been able to make it to work either! I hope you are having a good day and that the snow isn't affecting you too badly.The challenges this card is for are
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Hearts
Everybody Art Challenge - Favourite Colour Combo (Mine is Blue + Brown at the moment)
My Time To Craft - Blue + Brown Combo
Roses On Paper - Favourite Colouring Medium (Mine is definitely Distress inks)

Stamps: Magnolia - Vintage Tilda, Hero Arts - Text
Tools: Distress Inks, Stickle, EK Success Punch, Pearls, Flowers,Wizard, Nesties, Cuttlebug, Cricut
DP: K + Co, Bazzill

Sunday 3 January 2010

Help Wanted!!
I'm after this Magnolia stamp and I can't find it in stock anywhere, does anybody know where I can get 1 from or have 1 for sale.Many thanks
Andrea x