Monday 31 May 2010

A Sprinkling of fairy dust

Hi all feeling much better today still got a cold but I'm nearly at the end of it.
Thank goodness.

My card today is the one i made for Sweet Pea Stampers
I'm a guest designer this week and the theme is
A Sprinkling of Fairy Dust.
What a good excuse to get the glitter out.

The stamp is of course a sweet pea stamp Full moon
coloured with promarkers and glittered on her wings and the mushrooms.
The butterfly is from another sweet pea stamp flowing blue.
The sentiment is hero arts.
I have used a nellies die cut shape and put spots of Crystal glitter around it.
The paper is from papermania's Henbury Lane
it's embossed and slightly glittered.
The lace and ribbon i picked up at a car boot.
The flowers are bo bunny and prima and as you can see glittered.

I went mad with glitter while making this card,
i went to school to pick the kids up not realising i was covered in it.

Hope you all have a good bank holiday

thanks for looking in today
ta ta

Friday 28 May 2010

Anniversary card

Hi folks just a quick one today,I've started with a bad cold
and feel like death warmed up.
Fortunately i had this card done it just needed putting together.

I have followed the sketch over at Papertake weekly,
and both Crafts and me and Creative inspirations
wanted distressing.

I have ripped around the sweet pea image
and used distressing ink Vintage photo
and the same with the sentiment which is from woodware.
The papers are from Basic Grey bittersweet pad, I filed
the edges to rough it up a bit.
and i used a page out of a old car boot book
to punch with my Martha Stewart doily punch the
inked them again with vintage photo.
Coloured with promarkers
Her face and flowers have been 3D'd.

I have made this an anniversary card as
it's my parents wedding anniversary soon
wow i think it 45 years,what an achievement.
might have to have a few drinks to celebrate.

thanks for stopping by
ta ta

Tuesday 25 May 2010

Flowing blue

Hi there the card today is for Sweet pea stampers with a recipe to follow
and also for passion for promarkers anything goes.

The recipe consist of
4 Papers
2 Ribbons
2 Shapes
1 Button

The stamp is one of the new ones in at crafts and me its a sweet pea stamp called
flowing blue the sentiment is also from sweet pea.
The papers are from My Minds eye Bloom and Grow, the ribbon one organza
the other velvet ricrac.
I have used nesti oval shapes and a pink flower button.

I have used promarkers to colour her in
Blush,Rose pink,Cool Aqua,Duck Egg, Forest green,

I had a nice surprise yesterday i won last weeks sweet pea stampers
paper piecing challenge, what a good way to start a
Monday morning. Thanks to all who run this great challenge blog i always
enjoy taking part.

Thanks for stopping by
ta ta

Friday 21 May 2010

How many fingers ?

Hi all just a quick one today this is for the challenge over at
Creative Inspirations where they wanted a card for a child.
I had actually made this card for my one year old nephew.
(it's OK he,s had his birthday now)

The stamp is popcorn bear from Crafters companion.
I have coloured him in with copics.
The paper was a freebie from a craft magazine.
Sentiment is from an inkadinkado stamp set.
I have 3D'd the balloons and the bears head.

By the way My daughter loved her door plaque so much so
all the other stickers and posters she had on her door
came off. It now has center stage in the middle of her door.

Thanks for looking
ta ta

Wednesday 19 May 2010

Door name plaque

Hi there today's project isn't a card over at Crafts and me
the challenge is to make anything but a card.
I struggled at first i didn't know what to do then i saw these
new stamps over at Crafts and me online shop and i thought they
would look good as a door plaque for my daughter.

I have also decided to use this for some other challenges as well.
Papertake Weekly and Flutter by Wednesday
both challenges want to see Flowers.

The stamp i have used is from the Fantasy Art Collection sheet 14,
I have used my promarkers to colour her in. i used my slice machine
to die cut the name.
The butterflies are die cut from a cuttlebug die
and then embossed i then inked the edges with spun sugar
and worn lipstick distress inks.
The flowers are prima
and leaves are from my trusty Martha Stewart branch punch.
The background paper is from Henbury Lane paper pack from papermania.

Now I've taken the photo's i can now put it on her door
it will be a nice surprise for her when she comes home from
school she has not seen it yet

Thanks for looking today

ta ta

Tuesday 18 May 2010

Fantasy paper piecing

Hi there this is my card for this weeks Sweet pea stampers challenge,
there theme this week is paper piecing. I'm also going to enter this into
passion for promarker challenge the theme is Fantasy/Mythology.
The stamp is from sweet pea and is called 'Fluttering Butterflies'.
The sentiment stamp is also from sweet pea.
The papers are from Basic Grey Two Scoops paper pack.
Prima Flowers. I have used Martha Stewart Branch and Doily Punches.
I have used Blush, Ivory, Pastel beige, Soft green, Buttercup and Blender
Promarkers to colour her in
and a glitter pen to highlight her wings.

Thanks for looking today

ta ta

Monday 17 May 2010

One for the girls

Hi all today's card is for the Just Magnolia Challenge, this week
it is One for the girls.
My daughter is just getting into stamping and bought some
smirk clear stamps and as soon as i saw this sentiment
i thought of this Tilda image.

The paper is from Joanna Sheen's messy rabbit CD Rom.
The Tilda is Spring rain Tilda, i have used
copic ciao markers to colour her in.
The flowers are from prima, the buttons and pearl gems are from own stash
I have used a nesti deckle shape and
hand doodled around the edge and used white gel pen as
a highlighter.

Thanks for stopping by
ta ta

Saturday 15 May 2010


Hi all my card today is for challenges
Flutter by Wednesday and Creative inspirations.
At flutter by they wanted you to paper piece and
creative inspirations the theme is Fairies.

My image is from a stamp set i forgot i had, i was rooting through a
box that had got buried under a mountain of stuff
(you know how it is)and there it was.
The stamp set is from inkadinkado.
The papers are paper cellar paper pad 'wedding'.
The flowers where made from the same paper as her dress.
I used different size woodware flower punches and my
Martha Stewart branch punch.
I used an oval Nellies Die cut shape and nail head stickers.
The Fairyland ticket stamp was free from Craft Stamper magazine.
I edged my flowers and image with Tattered rose distress ink.
I coloured her in with my promarkers i had a go at
using the blender pen to soften the colour on her wings
like the tutorial over at LOTV, I'll definitely used that method again.

Thanks for dropping by

ta ta

Wednesday 12 May 2010

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hi all today's card is for three challenges
I Love promarkers
Passion 4 promarkers
Papertake Weekly

You'll be pleased to hear there was no accidentally spilt coffee
all over my desk today, I've learnt my lesson now ha!ha!

I have used the sketch over at i love promarkers
and the theme is 'Strawberries and Cream' from Passion 4 promarkers.
Papertake Weekly want something Shiny,sparkly,special.

The papers i have used are Nana's Nursery from DCWV.
The promarkers i have used are
Ivory, pastel beige, marsh green,
berry, red, canary.
I have used a Sarah Kay stamp' a lollipop for suzan'.
The sentiment stamp is from inkadinkado 'birthday cupcake,
and the strawberries are from magnolia.
I have used red mirri card and edged my main image with stickles for
the shiny, sparkly,special element.

I have made the little strawberry flowers using
a mini woodware flower punch and the
leaves are also made with a woodware punch.

Thanks for stopping by

ta ta

Monday 10 May 2010

My coffee card

Hi there the card i have made is for the Just Magnolia and
Sketch Saturday challenges.
Although it nearly never was, i had everything cut,punched,
layed out i had coloured everything but the main image, which is not like me
the image is usually coloured first (Thank goodness).

Then this happened

Yes you guessed it,
what was left of my coffee all over my desk.

After a few BLEEP! BLEEP! BLEEPS!!!!!!!

I had to bin it and start again. Luckily i just had enough rose paper to make
another, i used a different image as i had this one already stamped out
so here it is

The image is' Elf Tilda,' in the Just Magnolia challenge you had to use
two or more magnolia images so i have also used the 'Autumn Frame' and
i also used magnolia roses.
The papers are from papermania the new Henbury Lane range.
Martha Stewart Heart and branch punch
I used my copics to colour her, the sentiment is from hero arts
and i have used some of the new chandelier garlands
from magnolia these are sooo pretty.

And the moral of the story is don't drink and craft.

Thanks for looking today

ta ta

Friday 7 May 2010

Fairies Bouquet

Hi there today's card is for a combination of challenges.

I have used promarker to colour image in, not a colour combination i
have used before but works quite well, the colours i have used are,
  • Amethyst - Purple.
  • Amber - Bright orange.
  • Cerise - Magenta.
  • Blush - Ivory - Tan - Pear green.

The papers i have used came free with a craft magazine.
The image is a lili of the valley stamp called 'fairies bouquet'.
The sentiment stamp is hero arts.
Martha Stewart punch.
Stickles and paper flowers.

Thanks for stopping by

ta ta

Wednesday 5 May 2010

Here comes the summer

Hi there today's card is for the lili of the valley challenge with the theme
Here comes summer, although if you look out of the window
here this morning it looks far from summer cloudy and drizzly.

I enjoyed making this card, i had to do a bit of masking and lots of
colouring. I have quite a few Sarah Kay stamps which i have neglected
since Christmas (Shame on me). So when i saw the summer theme i remembered
this little girl with her picnic basket what can be more summer.

I have used a Sarah Kay stamp called 'Picnics of Daisies' and a wood mounted
stamp 'won't you come into my garden' by inkadinkado.
I have used my copic ciao marker pens to colour the image,
the DP is Papermania Regency paper pad.
The paper flower was made using Blossom nesti dies and an old book page.
i have edged the image, flower and sentiment with
vintage photo distress ink,
and used my Martha Stewart daisy fan punch.

thanks for looking

ta ta

Tuesday 4 May 2010

Sweet Pea Stampers

Hi there today's card i am entering into the Sweet Pea Stampers.
There is a sketch to follow by Anne. After the challenge of the last card
this was a breeze, and i decided to use my favourite colours
pink and green.

I have used one of my new sweet pea stamps she is called
'spring spread' i think she is gorgeous.
I used my Promarkers to colour her in i tried to keep
it light and not use to many colours.
The papers are Papermania Rose Garden.
The flowers are Prima. Martha Stewart Branch punch.
Hero arts sentiment stamp.

Thanks for dropping by
ta ta

Monday 3 May 2010

3 Challenges 1 card

Hi there today's card i have decided to enter into 3 challenges.
Friday Sketchers , Penny Black Saturday , and Sir Stampalot Challenge.
I seemed to struggle with this card,
i spent all last night messing with it
nothing seemed to look right so i left it and went to bed.
This morning i was all for throwing it in the bin
but thinking about the hours i spent last night i didn't want to feel
like it was wasted so i added the purple card in the middle which made it look a bit better.
I think because the image is busy and with the flowery paper
it was to much so the purple card tones it down.

Anyway i have used the sketch over a Friday sketchers,
the penny black challenge was to use your punches
which i have with the flowers and the half circles,
and the Sir Stampalot theme was Blossom and Butterflies.

Image and sentiment are Tiny Wishes stamp set from penny black.
Butterfly stamp is Anita's
I have used copic markers pens and Glitter pens.
The DP is Gwenyth petite from paper adventures
woodware daisy punch and Martha Stewart deep edge daisy fan
ribbon and stick on gems.

Hope you have a good bank holiday

ta ta

Saturday 1 May 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge 53

Hi there today's card is for Just Magnolia using a sketch by Bev.
I have used one of my new Tildas Maid Marrion she is just gorgeous,
and a dream to colour with yes you guessed it my promarkers.
I have added a touch of green glitter pen to her headband.

My local craft shop had quite a few Martha Stewart punches in,
and I've ummed and arred for a while over the deep edge daisy fan punch,
ever since i saw it used to make a large flower paper ribbon.

and there it was sat on the shelf
and i don't know what happened next it seemed to jump
into my hand and i was at the till paying for it. You know
how it is I've just got to have it!
I used a strip of paper about 2.5 inch for the one above
not bad for a first attempt.

The DP is Caramel Toffee Vintage Flowers EK Success.
The text paper is from an old gardening book i picked up at my local car boot,
the pages have turned a nice cream colour with age and i just went
around the edge with vintage photo distress ink.
Flowers are Prima and i have used my trusty MS Branch punch.
Ribbon from my local market.

I would like to thank the team over at the Sir Stampalot challenge
for picking my card as one of the top 3 in Aprils challenge,
i was delighted to see my card in your list
it's made my day yahoo!!!

I'm off to light the BBQ for tea,
thanks for stopping by

ta ta


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