Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wee Florist & Ink Storage

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all well and happy. I have a card today and I used the adorable image Whimsy Wee Florist available at Bec's HERE .
I have coloured her with copic's and pencils, the DP is Prima Romantique collection, the sentiment is one of Bec's Digi freebies. The lace die is from Cherry Lynn Designs, the ribbon and slider is also from Bec's online store and the flowers are from WOC, the pearls are Kaisercraft. I just thought I would share her with you she is such a cutie!

I would also like to show you my brand new ink storage unit!
I am absolutely thrilled with this, I found it on EBay HERE and they are made here in Australia.
Colin & Lynn are wonderful to deal with , fantastic service and a great solid product, if this one doesn't suit your needs Colin will custom make one for you and you can contact them by email 
This is my Christmas present from my Son this year, I am one very lucky Mum.

Now don't forget to enter my Embellishment Candy, top right of the page. Thanks to the lovely girls that have already entered and Welcome to my new followers.
Big Hugs Cheryl

Monday, November 28, 2011

Embellishment Blog Candy

Hi Everyone,
I have some Candy for you!
I have been wanting to do this for a while, it was my first Anniversary of Blogging in October and I really should have done it then, and then I got chosen to be on Bizzy Bec's DT and I thought again I must put together a Blog Candy to give something back, but time got away from me.
So I would like to give everyone a chance to win some pretty embellishments, we can never have too many , now can we lol.
  The Candy consists of
2 x Kaisercraft pearls
7 x 1metre ribbons
20 x  Little bunches of Flowers
3 x Little bunches of Leaves
5 x Pearl Heart Sliders
2 x Birthday cake tags
3 x Pearl sprays
4 x Decorative Pins 
1 Bunch of Stamens

Would you like to win! Here's how

Enter your name in the link below
Become a follower
Place a pic of my candy on your blog to spread the word

This Candy is open to everyone worldwide, so join in some fun it just might be you who wins.
Candy closes on the 28th December 2011
Thank you to all my followers and all the support I have received in my year of Blogging.
Big Hugs
PS It's also the first time I have used the inlinkz tool , so hopefully it will be ok, if it isn't I am going to put every name into a hat and do it the old fashioned way to find the winner lol.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

You may be seeing double!

Hi Everyone,
Well I know that I posted a card with this image last time and I really should have mixed it up a bit, but I have a very good reason. I have been looking at these sorts of cards all over blog land for a while and finally thought I just had to give it a go. Also I wanted something extra special for my daughter for Christmas and Reindeer Tilda is sooo cute!
I have used copic's & prisma pencils to colour tilda then masked her and sponged around her with Memento Cantaloupe ink, for all the edges I used Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink to go with the gorgeous Kaisercraft DP December 25th and the Snowflake DP is from Pink Petticoat Digi paper. WOC Challenge this week would like to see A Childs Christmas and I have used there gorgeous small gold corners and Autumn Gold roses and the delicate cream lace.
Just Magnolia Challenge  wanted to see Ribbons this time around and I have heaps of ribbons on this one inside and out. The sentiment is a freebie from Bizzy Bec online store blog, these are so great I have used them all the time this Christmas.
Here's the inside front with a tag and computer generated note for my Daughter. All over this card I have used a Magnolia doo hickey die for the borders, I adore this little edge it's so sweet.
And here's the other side, where the fun bit comes in , I made the little box  for a  little gift to go in, I keep thinking either earrings or chocolates ( Brittney loves both ) I used some acetate for the lid and stamped a couple of flourishes in the corners and a cuttlebug die for the ornament shape , but I sort  of covered it up with the ribbons.
It's a bit of photo overload today , but I was trying to show you the dimensions of my creation. 
I havn't got my list of colours used this time because I had a mini disaster, I actually knocked over a cup of coffee on my craft desk . Luckily I had just moved the card and it only got all the scraps but my colours were on the scraps, also it did end up in the computer keyboard , that's now in the bin and my son had a spare thankfully. 
I hope you could stay with me for this extra long post, I wanted to show you what I have been up to since I hadn't posted for a while. Welcome to my new followers, it's very exciting to see new faces on the list.

I would like to enter the following challenges 
Wild Orchid Crafts Week 37 - A Childs Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and all the lovely comments you leave me , I love reading them.
Big Hugs Cheryl

Monday, November 14, 2011

Reindeer Tilda

Hi Everyone,
I have another Christmas card to show you today, and it's not traditional at all! I started off with a vintage feel ,but then added a tiny bit of sparkle with my ribbon and a little silver reindeer charm. So still not sure about this one but here she is....
Reindeer Tilda is from the Merry Little Christmas Collection from Magnolia and I purchased her at Bizzy Bec's Online Store I have coloured her with copic markers and prisma pencils, I didn't have any background image for Tilda to sit on so I had to make up my own, I think it looks like a step that she is sitting on now. I have done a bit of shading around tilda with pencils only , I was trying to get the effect that she was in a room, need more practice with this lol, this room is pretty bare lol. The DP is Kaisercraft Tea at Elsie's pad
The embossing folder is cuttlebug . The border punch and branch are from MS , the gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the reindeer charm is from Bunny Zoe's Craft, where the challenge this month is Anything Christmas with pearls     and I have used a couple of pearls to match my colourings.I have used a lot of Distress Ink on this card in Walnut Stain and Weathered Wood I really love the blue in the weathered wood . Tilda is cut out with nesties along with the sentiment tag, and the ribbon is from my stash.
Here's a close up of Tilda, I actually coloured her then found the blue a little too bright so I went over the top with N2 copic to tone it down a bit and found that this technique works really well. I have seen other people do it but this was the first time I had tried it myself. Sorry I am rambling on a bit lol.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Hooked on Craft Challenge 12- Something Punched
Simply Magnolia - Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 18 - Anything Christmas with pearls

Copic's and Prisma pencils used
Colorless Blender
Henna,Peach Beige
Dark Brown , Light Umber
Copic Multi liner 0.03 for step.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Before I go I would like to say welcome to my new followers and thank you to all of you that leave me such wonderful comments, I really appreciate every one of them.
Big Hugs 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Merry Christmas Bling!!!

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all getting your chrissy cards done it's getting so close it's scary! I am back today with another card for Brittney's teacher. If you normally follow me you would have seen the traditional Christmas card I made for the teacher that likes old fashioned things, but today I am in the totally opposite  direction with this creation ! the order was for bling and sparkle......
This little sweetheart is from the new Magnolia Collection called Sweet Christmas Dreams - Something for you Tilda and I purchased her from ShopBron . The DP is from Nitwits Collections called Still joyful too, the snowflake circles I have punched out of Jillibean Soup DP Christmas eve chowder, the reindeer charm is from Bunny Zoe Crafts and the silver corner is from WOC. Do you like the snow trim ? Cute I thought.
The cute christmas trees are a cuttlebug die that I have had for ages and the label is Spellbinder fancy labels, the sentiment is computer generated , I also added some Kaisercraft rhinestones for that extra bit of sparkle.
I almost forgot , I used copic's & prisma pencils to colour tilda and I have lost the list I used , sorry about that . Note to self , must get more organized lol 

I would like to enter the following Challenge
Magnolia Down Under Challenges  - #121 - Charms & Bling

Thanks for stopping by , and I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
Big Hugs 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Little Santa

Hi Everyone,
Well today I have my very first card as a  Bizzy Bec's DT member, and it's for our November Challenge which is Circles. I have used one of Bec's digital images Little Santa Painting Toys , I must say I am loving digi images at the moment they are so versatile, as in my case today I simply resized the image to fit my project perfectly.
Now as you can see I do have some squares in the background lol, but my circles are right up front. I also used Bec's digi sentiments that are freebie's at Bizzy Bec's Store Blog on the right hand side bar.
I have used spellbinder dies - standard small circles and scallops and Heart Circles, you can get them at Bec's Here.

I have coloured Santa with copic markers ( list will be at end of post ) and used Memento Bamboo leaves ink around the edges while it was still in the die. The Red & White DP is Basic Grey -Wassil and the Green & White is from Nitwit Collections. The ribbon & gold corner are from my stash.
Here's a pic of the inside, that I decorated to match the front. Sorry about the bad colour in the photo , I have no idea why it turned out like this , all the photo's were taken at the same time.
And lastly a close up of Santa!
I hope you can join us for the November Challenge , remember the theme is Circles, and don't forget to check out all the gorgeous creations from all the DT Girls , they are sure to give you some inspiration!

Copic's used
Red Suit R27, R24, E19
Belt & Boots N2,N5,C00
Skin E0000, E000, E00 R01 for cheeks
Doll Hair Y21 Dress YG93, G20 Belt R81
Paint Pots & Brushes E31, E34
Santa's Eye B0000
Santa's Beard W00, W1
Thanks for stopping by today for this very special post of mine, I am truly delighted to be a part of this wonderful Design Team and looking forward to be creating along side these extremely talented ladies.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Holy Tilda

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all well and happy, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the lovely comments you all made on my DT position, I appreciate each & every one.
Today I would like to share a card that my daughter requested for one of her favourite teachers for Christmas. Brittney (my daughter ) asked if it could be a little old fashioned and the first thing I thought of was maggies! 
I chose the lovely Holy Tilda from the new Sweet Christmas Dreams collection, she is such a cutie and I do love the hair do. I teamed her with Bo Bunny Father Christmas papers which are stunning IRL. The flowers are from WOC as are the gold corners, the border die is also from Magnolia and the ribbons are from my stash.
Here's a close up of Tilda that I coloured with Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils ( I will put the list at end of post ) I sponged around tilda with Antique Linen Distress Ink  for more of an aged look. I also used a gold gel pen for the dots and vine around the Holy , sorry you can't see it in the photo.
I decided to put the sentiment ( computer generated ) on the inside front and leave the other side so Brittney could write her own words.
Brittney has also asked for another Christmas card for a different teacher and the theme of this one is Bling so stay tuned I may be back soon to show you that one he he he ....

I would like to enter the following Challenge 
Just Magnolia Week 130- Christmas is coming

Copic's & Pencils Used
Dress, Shoe's & Bows - R46, R24, E19
Hair - E57, E55, E30
Holly G82, G40 Olive Green pencil
Skin E0000, E000, E00 R01 for cheeks , Henna pencil
Ground - Peach Beige and Light Umber pencil
Thanks for stopping by 
Big Hugs