Wednesday, 31 December 2008

for keeps

I cannot believe that it is New Year's Eve already! 2008 has been a really exciting year for me creatively and a voyage of discovery. I stumbled upon the papercrafting world in February 2008, followed by the stamping world in August and a new *addiction* was born! Since making my first Mother's Day card (eek!), I have not looked back. Every week I have learnt at least one new technique and I am still discovering new designers whose products I fall in love with. I have become reacquainted with old friends and met some fabulous new ones along the way.

For me, the most amazing discovery was to learn how to colour. Something I had not done since I was five! Without having a clue what I was doing, or where I would begin, I bought the entire set Copic Markers in October.

I am so looking forward to the coming year. I have a HUGE pile of stash to wade through (how did that happen already?!), I must use it all before I even think about buying another thing. (Please don't hold me to that!) I have lots of techniques to improve and new ones to discover. It's exciting! So I dedicate this card to my new hobby, it is *for keeps*.

The sketch I used is the current sketch over at Friday Sketchers.
Below is the card I made. The image used is Sarah Kay ~ First Kiss which I coloured with my Copic markers.
The image is sitting on a red tag which I cut from Bazzill cardstock. I have used Prima flowers and the *for keeps* embellishment is by Making Memories.

The cardstock is from My Mind's Eye ~ Laundry Line range. I love this range with its lovely glittery effect. I think I own the entire collection, but this is the first time I've used any of it. For this design I used Flirty "Pure Joy" ~ Plain Joy paper and Flirty "Fun Lovin" ~ Fun Lovin' Spots paper.
With a new technique I tried today, I dug out my trusty old Singer sewing machine, which hasn't seen the light of day for many a year and stitched the papers together with zig zag stitch. I can now see how people get hooked on stitching paper!!
The satin and sheer red ribbons are from my stash, as are the incy wincy buttons.
Wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year 2009.
Here's to new experiences and may all your dreams come true.
Thank you for looking.
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Saturday, 27 December 2008

all my heart

My posting here today fits two challenges this week.

I based the design on this week's sketch in Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #48. Here is the sketch:
I have adapted the sketch just slightly as my image box does not extend over the verticle border. (Hope that is ok!)
The second challenge is the Clear Thinking challenge from Our Creative Corner. The challenge here was to 'add something clear to your project'. I have added a clear button.
I once again used the papers from Crate Paper ~ Katlin Collection as used in a previous posting. I have added some detail with distressing and rolling up the edges of the paper. I also inked the edges and embossed with Heat It Up ~ Seafoam White embossing powder. I have added sheer pink ribbon from my stash to the vertical border, hand sewn in place with some thread from my DMC stash. The clear button from Basic Grey has also been sewn on.

The Magnolia Tilda used is Tilda with heart and I coloured her with my Copics.

Thank you for looking.
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Saturday, 20 December 2008

Mum's Altered Clipboard Notebook

This week's challenge on One Stop Craft Challenge is: 3 is the magic number. I have been working on parts of this project for the last few evenings (largely waiting for bits to dry) and have finally finished it today. I have added 3 flowers to it, so I think it fits the challenge nicely.

I have been wanting to do an altered clipboard for absolutely ages. I have been buying them up from time to time and now have a few to play with. The one I used for this piece started out life looking like this.

Now that I have finished playing it looks like this:

I painted the clip board with Tim Holtz ~ Distress Crackle Paint: Peeled Paint. Anything by Tim Holtz is now my new 'gotta have'. Once dried, I inked up the edges and crackles with Tim Holtz ~ Distress Ink: Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick.

For the base of the clipboard, I tore up strips of Rusty Pickle ~ School Daze: Detention. I inked up the edges with the Distress Inks used before and stuck them to the board. I ran a layer of Ranger ~ Inkssentials Crackle Accents {love this stuff} around the edges of the torn strips and parts of the paper.

The flowers are Prima and the jewelled brads are from my stash. Notice the little dew drop I added to one of the flowers?

The star shaped flower on the bottom left of the clipboard is made from a star cut from Rust Pickle ~ School Daze: Teacher's Pet paper. I cut out the star and stuck it to a piece of Tim Holtz ~ Grunge Board. I then cut out round the star again and applied some Crackle Accents to the triangular parts of the star. I loved the effect of this as the paper curled a little at the edges and the glue cracked as it dried. Once dried, I added a prima flower, and a button with a bit of ribbon threaded through.

For the word 'MUM' I used letters from American Crafts ~ Thickers: Gift Box which I covered with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Tim Holtz ~ Distress Powder in Mustard Seed and Shabby Shutters. I then inked the edges of each letter with distress inks in the opposite colours and clear embossed. The letters are stuck down on to a Tim Holtz ~ Journalling Ticket which I have inked up with the distress inks.

I made a cover from a piece of SEI cardstock and I added a bit of green colour with the distress inks. The strips of paper are from Rusty Pickle ~ School Daze: Tardy Bell. Again, I inked the edges with distress inks and added crackle accents. The hexagon shape was made by cutting the shape from Rusty Pickle ~ School Daze: Hall Pass which was then stuck to a piece of grunge board before cutting out and adding the crackle accents.

For the image I used Magnolia ~ Cherry Tilda which I coloured with my Copics. She is sitting on two strips of Basic Grey ribbon.

Finally, I added some fibres in co-ordinating colours to the metal clip at the top.

This in case you haven't guessed, is for my Mum. Hope she likes it!

Thank you for looking!


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Sunday, 14 December 2008

Pink & Purple Birthday Card

I needed a Birthday card for my MIL and my mission was *pink and purple*. Ooooh!! Love that colour combo, so I had fun with this. I used this sketch over at Friday Sketchers.

I must admit that I had to stretch the sketch a bit, as I wanted to make a large card and needed to widen the sketch to fit.

I hope my MIL will like the end result. I guess I will find out tomorrow!

I created the base card from two pieces of purple Papermania textured cardstock. The finished size of the card is 7" x 9".

All patterned papers are taken from Crate Paper ~ Katlin Collection. The main pink patterned background is Bubblegum. The image is Magnolia ~ Tilda with Heart Package which I coloured with my Copic markers and layered her up to stand out more.

This Tilda is very strange, she only seems to have one arm! I checked the stamp again to see if I had cut an arm off by mistake, but I don't think so.

She is sitting on a circular bit of paper that I cut out from Bubbly and I inked the edges with ColorBox ~ Orchid Pastel chalk ink pad. The vertical strips each side are cut from Notebook as are the horizontal strips at the top and bottom of the card.

I made the dimensional flower from alternating layers of silk and cardstock flowers. For the silk flowers I used PapermaniaSilk Reds/pinks and Silk Purples/Lilacs.

The cardstock flowers (and the leaf) were cut from Heartbreaker papers and I inked the edges as before. The green brad in the centre is from American Crafts.

The tag is made from a Papermania ~ Secret Garden stamp, which I inked up and clear embossed. I then added a *happy birthday* sentiment which came from Penny Black ~ Salutations which was inked and clear embossed. I attached it with a hot pink Doodlebug ~ Crushed Velvet Brad.

Finally, the name *Jo* was taken from K&Co ~ Amy Butler Sola Chipboard Alphabet Box. I inked the letters up with Archival ~ Brilliance: Moonlight White inkpad and clear embossed. I then touched the edges with Colorbox inkpads ~ lavender and clear embossed again. Love the effect this gives. The numbers are from American Crafts ~ Thickers which I again inked with the lavender and clear embossed.

Thank you for looking.


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Friday, 12 December 2008

Little Boy Blue

Today I have created a card which fits into THREE challenges running this week! These are:

1. Basic Grey Challenge 14 ~ Oh So Charming The challenge here is to use Basic Grey papers and charm(s).

2. One Stop Craft Challenge 7 ~ Paula's Challenge: Something Blue Here the challenge is to have a blue element on the card.

3. Cute Card Thursday ~ Challenge 40: Punches The challenge here is to use punches and not die cuts on our cards.

All patterned papers used are from the Basic Grey ~ Offbeat collection - as you can see,there is lots of blue in here. I punched the corners with my EK Success ~ Paper Shaper decorative punch and I rounded off the corners of the paper in the middle with my Dovecraft corner rounder.

The little yellow eyelets were from my stash. I attached the Little Boy charm, which is from Making Memories ~ Sweets ~ Baby with string through an eyelet.

The Magnolia image is Edwin with Plasters. I coloured him up with my Copics in shades of blue and yellow.

Thank you for looking.


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Sunday, 7 December 2008

Pink & Green Tilda with Christmas Heart Ornament

I'm a on bit of a mini roll today, after finally getting to have a {me} day ;-)

I've been putting together cards from images I have already coloured up, so they should be quick, but still they take forever. Not that I don't enjoy the process, just wish I could speed up a little bit! Then I could do a few more.

For this card I used this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday:

I've managed to produce a Christmas card in very non-Christmassy colours, but I am hoping it works!

The card base is made from an off-white Bazzill cardstock. The cardstock used is Crate Paper ~ Katlin: Daydream and I used both sides of this. The pink ric rac ribbon is Making Memories ~ Rose Petal & Mango and the off-white ric rac is from Crate Paper ~ Baby Bee collection.

I coloured the Magnolia ~ Tilda with Heart Ornament with my Copics. Isn't she darling?

The remaining stamps were inked up with Brilliance ~ Pearlescent Orchid and clear embossed. The Do not open until Dec 25 stamp is from Paper Artsy ~ Xmas: Plate 3; Merry Christmas sentiment is from Papermania ~ Let It Snow and the snowflakes are from Hero Arts ~ Owl Christmas.

Thank you for looking.


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Christmas Tree House

This card was made for two different challenges.

This week's challenge at Stamp Something is to stamp something with snow. My card features snow and follows this week's sketch challenge over at Our Creative Corner. Here is the sketch:

This is the card I made:

I created a card blank from white Bazzill cardstock and stamped a stitched border using Kelly Panacci ~ Border stamps, which I inked up with magenta ColorBox ink pad and embossed with clear powder. I cut out the zig zag patterned background from Collage Press ~ Scarf Stripe Elf cardstock.

The image is from Little Claire Designs ~ Tree Top Christmas which I coloured with my Copics added a little Doodlebug Sugar Coating Glitter for the snow and attached to the red reverse side of the patterned cardstock. The ribbons used are Doodlebug Rick-Rack ribbon in ladybug and limeade.

The Seasons Greetings sentiment is from Papermania ~ Let It Snow collection. I used thick double sided sticky pads to attach the sentiment to a Prima flower.

Thank you for looking.


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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Orange & Turquoise Skiing Tilda

Here is the sketch for this weeks Friday Sketchers ~ Sketch No. 30.

This is my take, featuring Magnolia's Skiing Tilda.

I used an orange Bazzill cardstock to make my base card.

The main patterned paper is Crate Paper ~ Carnival Collection ~ Snow Cone and the plain pink is the reverse side of this cardstock. I inked up the edges of the plain pink side with Versamark ~ Watermark Stamp pad and embossed with Ranger ~ Orange Sherbert embossing powder.

The ribbon between the pink and patterned card is from the We R Memory Keepers ~ Halloween collection and is actually an orange vinyl!

I coloured Skiing Tilda with my Copics and stuck her to a piece of white card, having inked the edges with Ranger ~ Adirondack Earthtones ~ Espresso using my Inkesstials blending tool.

The *merry christmas* sentiment is from the Papermania ~ Let It Snow collection. I stamped it onto plain vellum using my Versamark, sprinkled on the Orange Sherbert powder and heated it up!

Thank you for looking!


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Wednesday, 19 November 2008

New Winter Blog Design

How cool is my new Winter blog lay out with distressed papers, dressed up snowman, cute little tags and red snowflakes!! All courtesy of website designer extraordinaire IttyBittyInkSpots. Thanks Deb! You're a mate in a million!!

Monday, 17 November 2008

Be Good Tilda with Yule Hat

This is my entry for Magnolia v Stampavie: Week 3 ~ Tie that sketch. Here is the sketch:

This is the card I made - as you can see, I turned the sketch around.

I made up the card blank from my Bazzill ~ Places We Love supply. The patterned paper that I used is one of the first sets of cardstock I bought when I started crafting and then never used! I came across it the other day whilst hunting for something else, and just knew I had to use it for something so here it is. It is an old range I believe but new for me!

The card stock is Cosmo Cricket ~ Be Good. I just love all the stained effects on it and I wanted to create a nice scuffy looking card. I used the reverse of Ribbons as the base, stamped the stitched lines on (yes I cheated!) with Kelly Panacci ~ Borders stamps using ColorBox ink and then embossed with clear powder.

The Magnolia stamp I used is Tilda with Yule Hat. Colouring those pesky lines (with my Copics) drove me nuts, trying to keep them straight and trying not to smudge the red ink everywhere. How does everyone else cope with colouring in those lines? Tilda is sitting on the Poinsettia cardstock and the edging at the bottom was cut from Believe. All cardstock edges were scuffed up with my Making Memories cardstock scuffer! The little circular Special Christmas Delivery stamp is from Paper Artsy ~ Xmas - Plate 3, I inked it up and clear embossed it, before cutting out. All ribbons and fibres were from my stash.

Thank you for looking.


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Sketch Saturday # 25

I made another attempt at colouring up Tilda with Christmas Wreath (as I wasn't too happy with the first) and then went looking for a sketch to fit her into. I had the papers ready that I wanted to use and I didn't have to look far to find a suitable sketch.

This week's Sketch Saturday Challenge #25 provided the sketch below:

I spun the sketch on its side and this is how my card looks.

I cut the base card from Places We Love Bazzill cardstock and also used the same card in some of the matting. The background paper is Bo Bunny ~ Believe Noel and the strip running vertical up the left hand side is part of a cut out from Bo Bunny ~ Believe Cut Out.

Magnolia Tilda is coloured with my Copic markers and she is sitting on a strip of Love Elsie ~ Noel Tiny Ribbon.

The olive ribbon across the top is We R Memory Keepers ~ Hoopla and this is held in place with Basic Grey ~ Eva brads.

The fibre on the right hand vertical is from my stash and is threaded through a Basic Grey ~ Eva button. The Season's Greetings sentiment is taken from the Papermania ~ Let It Snow collections which I inked up and clear embossed. I then tied on a green jingle bell from my stash, so the card has a nice tinkly sound every time I pick it up.

Thank you for looking.


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Sunday, 16 November 2008

Candy Cane Mistletoe Tilda

I coloured up Tilda wearing Christmas wreath with my Copic markers a couple of weeks ago, but put her to one side as I didn't like the way I had coloured her dress and also wasn't sure about those rosy cheeks! Today I came across her again and decided to put her into a Christmas card. Seeing as I have only made one card so far, I'm getting kind of desperate, so can't be too fussed!

Looking round on the net for a sketch to follow, I found this one on
Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Dawny's Sketch # 2.

This is what she ended up looking like:
I used a white card blank to start and layered it up with red and white Bazzill cardstock from my scraps. All white cardstock, including the base card was inked with Magenta ColorBox Pigment Brush Pad.

The red candy paper is Heidi Grace ~ Jolly & Bright: Candy shimmer glitter paper.

I used a ribbon from the Doodlebug Boutique Trims: Christmas Assortment for Tilda to sit on. The corner flowers are cut from a ribbon from the same pack of trims.

The Merry Christmas sentiment was from the Hero Arts ~ Owl Christmas set which I stamped and embossed.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award

Well what do you know! I've won my very first award!

Thank you Deb for the award! It is you that has provided me with the inspiration! So it is a double thank you!

Now I need to pass this award on to five other people, but as I'm pretty new to the blog world and don't really know anybody, I thought it would be quite cool if you left me a message here with a link to your blog. I will then check out your blogs and choose five people to win the award.

Let's keep it short and sweet. I will keep it open 24 hours, so that is until midnight GMT that's UK time and I will post the winners on Monday. So come on, let me know who you all are.


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Friday, 14 November 2008

Tag, You're It! Week 33 Colour Challenge

Ooooh! The colour challenge on Tag, You're It! this week is RED and GREEN.

I've been working on one tag in two colourways but each using both red and green! Here they are:
All parts of this tag were cut using my Cricut machine. The Santas were taken from the Speaking of Winter cartridge.
The patterned papers are from Provocraft ~ Christmas Cheer. I cut the santas from cardstock and added little googly eyes. The crushed velvet brads are also by Doodlebug.
Thank you for looking!
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Dutch Dare Card Challenge #23 ~ No Fun stamps

This week's Dutch Dare Card challenge is:

"This week we don't want to see any funstamps. the only stamps allowed are sentiment or quote stamps."

Here is my card:

I have been itching to use this butterfly cardstock for ages and it was just sitting there on my craft table when I came across this challenge. After rummaging through my stamps and finding this sentiment, I knew I had my card.

The base card is pearly pink. The butterfly paper is SEI ~ Chocolat ~ Paillon. I layered up a deep brown Bazzil Bling cardstock and a paler pink cardstock from my scraps. Edges have been cornered and inked with ColorBox Chalk Ink Pad ~ Dark Brown. The tiny pink buttons were from my stash.

The sentiment and heart stamps used are both from a set by Paperartsy ~ Love & Kisses 3 . I stamped these with the dark brown ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Thank you for looking.


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Sunday, 9 November 2008

Autumn Giggles

This is my entry for the Magnolia Vs Stampavie ~ *Week 2* Clean & Simple challenge.

I call her *Autumn Giggles*.

The mission this week is : "A Nice Clean simple stream line look to be used on your project this week.& No more than 3 Colours to be used in total!"

I concentrated on two colours ~ rust and blue.

The base card is made from a bluey grey cardstock from the Bazzill ~ Places I Love collection. The two layered cardstock papers used are both by Crate Paper and are Crush Collection ~ Coral and Brunch Collection ~ RSVP. I scuffed up the edges with my Making Memories paper scuffer. The Magnolia stamp is of course Giggles Tilda and I coloured her with my Copic Markers. The flowers and gem centre are by Petaloo with a Basic Grey brad through the middle.

There it is. Clean and simple.

Thanks for looking.


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Tuesday, 4 November 2008

High Hopes Challenge #6

The challenge over at High Hopes Stamps site this week is to create a holiday card using non-traditional colours. Unfortunately I do not have any HH stamps yet, but could not resist the challenge.

Here is my card in turquoise and white:

The base card is made from a Bazzill ~ Places We Love cardstock. The patterned paper is Adornit ~ Winter Collection: Snowman Parade.

I made the jagged trim by stamping twice with a stamp from Paper Artsy ~ Swirls & Curls 4 onto Basic Grey ~ Cupcake: Frosting papers, using Archival Brilliance ~ Moonlight White pigment ink and then embossed them with clear embossing powder. I inked the edges of each with Colorbox Inks ~ Teal and held the two trims together with a brad.

The Merry Christmas motif was made by cutting a circle with my Cricut machine from a piece of clear vellum paper. The stamp used with the Colorbox teal ink was from Papermania ~ Let It Snow set.

The centrepiece is Magnolia ~ Rowdy Tilda which I coloured with my copics.

The button and bow were from pieces in my stash.

Thank you for looking!


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Sunday, 2 November 2008

Basic Grey Challenge 9 - Christmas

Over at the Basic Grey Challenges Blog this week, the challenge is to create something in the theme of Christmas, using at least one Basic Grey product in the creation.

This is my entry:

The base card is from an ivory coloured Bazzill Bling cardstock. All other papers used are from the Basic Grey ~ Figgy Pudding range and I used Kringle, Jolly, Red Ryder and Trinket.

I stamped Magnolia ~ Christmas Tilda on various pieces of the Basic Grey papers to achieve the look I wanted. I then carefully cut them out and layered them up. The hat, scarf, dress and shoes are all BG papers. I coloured the remaining parts being hands, legs, face and hair with ... guess what? Yup, my Copic markers.

I added a little red jngly bell to the top of her hat, which gives a nice jingly sound when you rattle it. Finally, I finished it off with a *chilly* metal brad from Around the Block.

Thank you for looking!


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Sunday, 26 October 2008

Secret Crafter ~ Challenge # 4

Firstly I must say, that as soon as I saw this card sketch on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, I knew I had to play! I quickly decided on the patterned paper and stamp that I would use and the rest was plain sailing!

I thoroughly enjoyed playing along and this is what I came up with:

The vibrantly coloured patterned diamond paper is Paper Heart ~ Fanciful Pink Diamonds. I LOVE this paper! It has such a mix of colours on there including yellow, green, pale pink, dark pink, light orange, dark orange, red and mauve as well as having the odd sparkly diamond.

I had fun picking out the colours for Magnolia ~ Staylish Tilda, by matching my Copic Markers to the different coloured diamonds in the paper.

I have only had my Copics for a few weeks and I am loving them!! When I was thinking about buying them, I didn't really know an awful lot about them - just that I'd seen other people colour with copics and theirs looked great! I didn't even know how to colour! I decided to buy the entire set of the Copic Sketch markers largely because I had no idea as to which colours I would need and which I wouldn't. Now I am so pleased that I made this investment (it wasn't cheap!), because now I use so many markers each time I colour just one stamp! I've been reading lots of hints and tips on the net as to how to colour with copics, so I am still very much at the learning stage. Anyway, these are the colours I used for this sketch:

The plain coloured cardstock is Bazzill Bling and I used a vanilla colour and a pinky orange colour (sorry, I don't know their proper names). I inked the edges of the cardstock with orange and pink Colorbox Chalk pads. For the signpost I inked up Magnolia ~ Tilda's Signpost with orange Colorbox Pigment Chalks, inked the edges in pink and clear embossed the whole thing. Then I cut it out. Both Tilda and the signpost have been raised with double sided sticky pads.

The spotty ribbon across the top came from Fancy Pants ~ Celebrate collection, the orange velvet ric rac from Basic Grey ~ Gypsy and the pink ric rac ribbon from Crate Paper ~ Samantha.

The brads and the pink button are from Basic Grey ~ Two Scoops collection, whilst the red button is from the Euphoria collection. Ribbons tied on buttons were from my scraps.

Thanks once again for a great sketch!


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Something For The Birds - Challlenge

This week's challenge at Stamp Something is to "make a project using bird images; any types, sizes, shapes, and colors."

<<< --- Here is my card.

I used a basic white card blank.

The two patterned papers are both from the Basic Grey ~ Gypsy collection. The floral blue is Sandal and the green is Dragonfly. The dashed line around the edge of the green card was a Doodlebug Stitch rub-on. I used white broderie anglaise ribbon from Making Memories ~ Fresh Anthology trims.

I cut the plain and scalloped circles with my Cricut machine and inked the edges with Colorbox chalks. The little stork stamp is from Heidi Grace ~ Baby collection and I coloured it up with my Copic Markers.

Thank you for looking!

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Dutch Dare Card Challenge # 20

There is a great sketch over at Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my take:The stripey paper is Doodlebug - Fruit Stripe. I used various scraps of bazzill cardstock, inked the edges and layered them up. The words *Little Angel* I printed from my computer. The Magnolia stamp I used is Baby Tingla and I coloured her up with my copics. I cut her out and layered her onto the circle with double sided sticky pads.

Thanks for the sketch!


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Thursday, 16 October 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Challenge # 21 Lim's Sketch

This is the first time entering a sketch challenge from A Spoon Full of Sugar and I must say Lim's Sketch # 21 is really fun to do and very versatile.
I can see that I will be using this sketch often, so thank you Lim, for the sketch!

Here is my take:

This card started life with the cute little Tilda with Slate stamp from Magnolia. This is only my second time of using Magnolia stamps and I must say I am already hooked! This is also the second time I have coloured using my brand new copics! From the awesome colouring I see on blogs out there, I can see I have a lot to learn, but we've all got to start somewhere right?

I chose the colours for Tilda by trying to match my copics with the colours on the cardstock I wanted to use.

I used a pearlescent blue card blank. The spotty background paper is Sassafraslass - Life is Beautiful - Pocket Full of Posies: Hooty. I cut out the shaped corners from Sassafraslass - Life is Beautiful - My dearest: Sweet Darling. The 'Good Luck' motif was printed onto a scrap of blue cardstock. I then went over it with my Versamarker Watermark Pen, sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heated it up. I inked the edges with ColorBox Fluid Chalk - Turquoise.

The ribbon is from K&Co - Happy Trails and is held in place with brads from Basic Grey - Two Scoops collection. The pink and blue buttons are from Basic Grey - Euphoria and the orange button from Doodlebug.

I cut the circles from a scrap of blue cardstock and a scrap of Sassafraslass cardstock using the George & basic shapes cartridge from my Cricut machine.

I used the following Copic markers to colour in Tilda:

R20, E00,E41, E51, N9, R08, BG18, BG10, E02, E37, E29

Lots of layering with sticky foam pads to add dimension.

Thanks for looking.


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Saturday, 11 October 2008

Laura's Sketch 10 ~ Happy Anniversary

I am just sneaking in at the end of this week's sketch on 2 Sketches 4 You. Here is the sketch.

Here is my take:

I used a cream card blank. The dark brown cardstock & the one used for the dress are from K&Co range. The paper with writing on is from K&Co Life's Journey range. The peel off dress is Anita's. Spot the not so deliberate error where I left part of the peel off stuck on!! Yikes! I only noticed when I looked at the photos of it! Anyone know how I can take this off without damaging the card? All edges are embossed with gold embossing powder. The 'Happy Anniversary' is a negative peel off which has been embossed in gold. I embossed with the peel off on the paper and then peeled off when done! Buttons are from Making Memories and sewn on with DMC gold thread. The gold brads in the corners are from Papermania. I used double sided foam pads to attach the dress to give depth.

Thanks for the sketch Laura!