Thursday, January 19, 2012

In The Garden Of Love

Hi Everyone,
I would like to show you all a card I have made, and in the last few days I have been learning a couple of new techniques , and I have included both in this creation.
Firstly I have blended two digital images , the images I have used are CC Designs Birgitta Blowing Hearts isn't she adorable ! and the lovely background is from Make it Crafty and is called Tulip Garden . I followed a tutorial by the owner of Make it Crafty Zoe and you can find it Here
Next is the grass , I have had a few goes at creating grass , but mine was pretty basic, then I saw a card done by Pops , and OMG it was beautiful.This is the card I am referring to Here
Pops has a tutorial on how she creates her grass Here
It still amazes me how wonderfully helpful everyone is in our craft world. I didn't see Pops tutorials tab at first and I emailed her to get some advise , well she pointed me in the right direction and was so very nice , it didn't seem to bother her at all, so I would like to say a huge thank you, as I am really pleased with my results, I didn't have all the right colours that Pops used so I looked them up on the copic colour chart and chose the closest colours that I had.

Card Recipe
Digital Stamps - CC Designs and Make it Crafty
DP - Kaisercraft Sweets ? ( I think )
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon & Lace - from my stash
Chipboard Heart - Kaisercraft ( I think )
Dies - Spellbinder scalloped circles / heart circles 
Copic's and Prisma pencils to colour and I didn't write down the colours I used and I am so mad at myself.
The sentiment is computer generated.

I would like to enter the following Challenge

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pirate Bear

Hi Everyone, 
I hope you are all well and happy creating.
I have had a very big morning shopping for school supplies with my Daughter Brittney , she is starting year 11 when school resumes , OMG where oh where does the time go.......anyway only the school tie to get and she is all ready. I am feeling very old right about now lol.
Ok enough of my ramblings , today I have a card to show you and I have used the absolutely adorable
Pirate Bear from LOTV.
Lili's Little Fairies Challenge has asked to see Your Favourite LOTV Stamp for challenge #2 , well I actually have lots of favourites when it comes to LOTV they are all gorgeous , but I finally decided on this little cutie!
Moving Along with the Times Challenge  would like to see this week Spots and / or Stripes, well I defiantly have the Stripes covered, with this gorgeous DP. 
These are a close up of Pirate Bear and the inside front cover.

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Lili's Little Fairies Challenge #2 Your Favourite LOTV Stamp

Card Recipe
Stamps - LOTV Pirate Bear
DP - Nitwits Digi paper - Land Ho too
Dies - Spellbinders Labels Three
Ribbons and Brads from my stash
Copics and Prisma Pencils
Bear- E30, E31, E33, Burnt Orchre R01 for the cheeks
Hat and Flag - R14, E23 , Skull W1
Sword - N5, N2
Broom - E44, E42 Dark Brown YR31, YR30
Box - YR 30, YR 31 Light Umber
Water - B02 , BG000, C00 True Blue
Background - B0000, B000

Thanks for stopping by , and all the lovely comments you leave me.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A little bit of vintage

Hi Everyone,
I have a card today for some challenges I would like to enter, it's been a while since I have entered any , my mojo has not been kind to me lol, and this last week the heat has dragged me down a bit , it's been in the high 30's so by the time I finish work I don't feel very creative , just yuk.
But when I saw the photo inspiration at Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge I thought how beautiful it was...
The colours are absolutely gorgeous and I thought it had a vintage feel. So I got out my all time fave Tilda with balloon inked her up and put on some music and this is the result.

I have also decided to do a card recipe at the end of the post from now on, then you will be able to skip through it if you want to.
Paper Creations Ink would like to see Die Cuts and / or punches and Papertake Weekly  wants Die cute Special , so I am pretty sure I have got both of these covered.
And a close up of Tilda.
MDUC , Just Magnolia , Magnolia-licious Highlites all have challenges asking for Anything goes , how great is that !!!

Card Recipe
Stamp - Magnolia , Tilda with balloon
DP - Pink Paislee , Butterfly Garden
Dies - Nellie Snellen Multi Flower
Punch - MS
Distress Ink - Antique Linen and Walnut Stain
Lace - Bizzy Bec's
Flowers - WOC
Pearls - Kaisercraft
Sentiment - Verve stamps
Copic markers and Prisma pencils
Dress , socks, balloon and Head band - R20, R01, R0000 Light Umber
Hair - E57, E55, E53 Dark Brown
Shoes - E44, E42, E30
Skin- E0000,  E000 , E00 Peach and Light Peach

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge 20 - Picture Inspiration
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #128 Anything Goes
Just Magnolia Challenge #138 Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge January 2012 Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink Challenge #16 Die cuts and / or punches
Papertake Weekly Challenge Die Cute Special

Thanks for stopping by, and sorry about my whinge at the start , it's just been one of those weeks !
We all have them I am sure hehehe......

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Challenge at Bizzy Bec's

Hi Everyone,
We have a brand new Challenge at Bizzy Bec's and the theme for January is nice and easy Anything Goes!
I decided to make an easel card this time, I havn't made one for a while and it's nice to change things up a bit.
I have used Teddy Cuddles from the Once upon a time Collection, she is so adorable in her frilly skirt and at only $2.00 for the digi, how great is that!
I teamed her up with BB Digi ticket stubs A Little bit of Everything 3 also available for $2.00.
I cut out my image with Spellbinders ovals and used my brand new Cheery Lynn Die Tropical Flourish and I have added a lace doily . All these are available at Bizzy Bec's Online Store.
 Here is the inside, the DP is digi paper, the border die is Magnolia - Old Swedish Lace , the gingham ribbon is from my stash. I sponged a few elements with Memento Rose Bud ink.

Copic & Prisma Pencil Colours Used
Dress - BG13, BG11, BG10 Green Pencil (not prisma) R85, R81 Henna
Skin - E0000, E000, E00 Henna 
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55 Light Umber
Teddy - R0000, R01
Shoes - C00, Black

I hope you can join in the fun with our Anything Goes January Challenge, we would love to see what you create!
Also don't forget Bec has a gorgeous Grand Calibur Machine to give away and all you have to do is place an order between 1st Dec 2011 to 31st Jan 2012, so check it out !!!
Ok girls time to get creating, thanks for stopping by and leaving me such wonderful comments, I appreciate them very much.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cupcake Anyone?

Hi Everyone,
Today I have a CC Designs card to show you, Swiss Pixie Cupcake Birgitta  she is so adorable ! 
I masked her off and sat her on the CC Designs bench and added some clouds for the background. The DP is from Kaisercraft Sweets collection and the fence is Magnolia Lovely fence die. The sentiment Bizzy Becs Digi Ticket Stubs Birthday 1 , the lace , ribbon and heart brad are all from my stash.
I thought how cute this little girl was too so I put her on the inside she is Birgitta Blowing Hearts. I coloured the images using copic's and prisma pencils. 
I hope you all are having a great start to 2012, I am looking forward to a year of creating and maybe taking a little more time just for me. My kids are getting older now and I don't think that they need mum to do everything for them anymore, we will see how that works out ........
Have a great week everyone!!!