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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