Saturday, April 23, 2011

Vintage Tilda

Hi Everyone,
Today I have a card using the Sketch from Just Magnolia & Hanglar Stanglar Challenge Blog. My Tilda with Balloon was coloured with copic’s after watching the fabulously talented Suzanne Dean video on you tube, if you havn’t seen Suzanne before check her out  HERE . I have a very long way to go, but I was pleased with my first attempt at colouring with copic’s  to look like Distress Inks.
I hope you can see the sketch in my design, I got a little lost along the way I think, I blame the cards, sometimes they take control LOL.
Just Mag April SketchSketch to Follow
Vintage Tilda Over at Cute Card Thursday the Challenge is No Text, and that is harder than you think, but at least with this Tilda with Balloon you know she is celebrating something.
Close up
Close Up of little Tilda
Supplies Used
DP Basic Grey – Cappella
Lace Wild Orchid Crafts
Edge Die Magnolia
Embossing Folder Craft Concepts – Budding Vine
Cardstock Bazzill
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black – image
Vivid – Taupe for sponging
Distress – Weathered Wood
Copic’s Skin E 0000, 000, 00
Dress B95,91 E42 , W1
Shoes & Hair E44, 42 , 50
Pearls Kaiser
I would like to enter the following Challenges
Just Magnolia & Hanglar Stanglar Challenge Blog – Week 103 A Sketch
Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog –#161 No Text
Thanks for looking, Hugs

Monday, April 18, 2011

Thinking of Chocolate

Hi Everyone,
Well not long now until the Easter Bunny comes so I thought I would make this easel card for my Mum. I used this cute Tilda with eggs in her apron from Magnolia, and some little chicks & sentiment from Crafty Secrets stamps all coloured with Copic’s  (scroll down). The DP is Kaisercraft Chanteuse Collection. Lots of nesties circles small, Fleur De Lis Pendant and Label 4, for the chickens. Memento Rose bud and New sprout for sponging.
Thinking of Chocolate
Close up
Close up

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Magnolia-licious Colour Challenge #6 – Pink & Green
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #92 – Easter
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #19 – Easter & Spring
Creatalicious Challenge #21 – Easter Colours (pink, green, yellow, blue)
Thanks for looking, I would like to wish all my crafty friends a very Happy & Safe Easter. Hugs & Kisses

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cherry Blossoms

Hi Everyone,
I have created this card for the Flourishes April Speed Sketch Challenge for the brand new releases.
Here is the sketch to follow
For my card I used Flourishes Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set, the sentiment is from Flourishes Tag Lines ,the DP is Kaiser’s new Chanteuse Collection, the Ribbon and Pearls from my stash. I used Copic’s to colour – Flowers RV000 , R20 , R81 Stem E42.
Cherry Blossom
So if you would like the chance to win the entire April release at Flourishes, you will have to be super quick. Closes very soon.I would like to enter Flourishes April Speed Sketch Challenge

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Blue Clematis

Hi Everyone,
Today I have created a card for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #113 which is hosted by Dee and she would like to see Flowers. I thought I would use one of my favourites from Flourishes Clematis and Butterflies this set is gorgeous, I coloured with copic’s, the flowers B91 & B95, the leaves are W1 & YG93 I tried something a little different because I didn’t want a lot of green, I was very happy with the result. I used Pebbles Chalk around the image and butterfly, I havn’t used these very much but I wanted a softer look to match the beautiful DP from Prima – Botanical. I coloured the twill ribbon with B95 to match my flowers, the lace is from my stash and the pearls are from Kaiser. The sentiment is computer generated.
Blue Clematis 
  Inside FrontInside verse
Inside the card
I hope you like my creation.
I would like to enter Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #113 - Flowers

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring Daffodils

Hi Everyone,
Today I have a card for you for the Flourishes The Spring has Sprung Challenge. If you love Flourishes beautiful stamps as much as I do you won’t want to miss this challenge, up for grabs is the entire new release bundle for April.
The requirements are , Use a little robin egg blue, some green grass and a dash of daffodil.
Spring Daffodils
For this card
A Year in Flowers 1 Stamp Set – Daffodils, From the Garden Stamp Set – Little tuffs of grass, Tag Lines Stamp Set– Sentiment. The DP is from DCWV – Linen Closet, Ribbon is from my stash, Pearls from Kaiser craft.
Flowers – Y11, Y13, Y19
Stems & Leaves – G40, G82
Grass – G03, G05.
I made the frame for my daffodils after watching a great tutorial by Julie Koerber Here.
I sponged around the image with Memento Dandelion.
Does it make you feel like Spring has Sprung ? I hope so.
I would like to enter the Flourishes Spring has Sprung Challenge
Thanks for looking, I hope you have a crafty day

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Test Page

Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a crafty sort of day. I am testing a new program called Windows Live Writer I have been having a bit of trouble getting my photo’s and words to sit just where I want them, so after doing a little research I found this which seems to be more like word, and I am a little more comfortable with this, (I think ) we will see how it goes.
I thought I would show you a card that I made a little while ago, just for the fun of it.
Cards 1 001
The Crocus is from Flourishes Stamps
Hugs to all  

Make a Wish

Hi Everyone,
Well today I have Miss Tilda from the Fairytale Collection - Simsalabim Tilda. The DP is from Kaisercraft and is called Magic Happens, I actually used the die cut page for those gorgeous silver flourishes, the plain silver paper is from a $2 shop. The cardstock is Gina K - Ocean Mist and the Embossing folder is from Craft Concepts -Budding vine, I sponged this with Memento - Grape Jelly and I used a Versa cube Turquoise around Tilda and sentiment which was computer generated. The ribbon, buckle and flowers are all from my ever growing stash. The silver & pearl brads were a free gift from Anna's Craft Cupboard online store.
I am trying to give more details to my posts, but it ends up very long, I hope I am not boring you too much.
When I first saw the Magnolia Down Under Challenge #90 I thought "Heavy Metal" I didn't think I could do it. But it just goes to show you, give it a go and you may surprise yourself like I did he he he ......
I also have a few photos for this one, so if I havn't lost you already scroll down...

Inside the front cover, isn't that DP Gorgeous!

Close up, I used a Spica Clear on Tilda's wand

These are the Copic Markers I used 
Thanks for looking, I would like to enter Magnolia Down Under Challenge #90 - Heavy Metal

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy Easter

Hi Everyone,
Today I have some Easter cards I have been working on, I hadn't made Easter cards before and they were a lot of fun to make, the soft pastel colours were lovely to work with. On all these I used Crafty Secrets clear art stamps, very vintage images I think. I also used Prima - Jack & Jill Celebrate 6x6 paper pad. So here we go

Ok I am showing the fronts and the inside fronts , if that makes any sense hahaha!
I hope you like them
PS - I seemed to have a bit of trouble with this post tonight, sorry if it's abit wishy washy haha

Friday, April 1, 2011

Hi Everyone

As you can see I felt like a bit of a change, I have just spent a few hours getting a new look blog. I hope you all like it as much as I do, I am still learning lots about blogging and it is always great to learn something new. Ok I better stop blogging for now and get creating more cards. Hugs to all