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Friday 30 July 2010

Purple turtle

Here's my very purple card for Stamping Dragon Designs this week. I am fast running out of cardstock and really need to get somemore so am having to use up some of the colours I don't really use hence my purple card.
The image is Tommy Tortoise by the fab Stamping Dragon Designs who I have coloured with my promarkers in lots of shades of purple. He is mounted on 2 squares of purple card and then onto some purple spotty paper which is from Papermania's back to basics pack. I have used my fiskers threading water punch to create a border. I have put a purple gem into each of the holes in this border. The back paper is from DCWV Teen stack.
Don't forget this fornight's challenge on Stampin with the Dragon is distressing you still have another week to enter and we are also holding a DT call check out all the details here which you have untill the 6th August to enter.

Wednesday 28 July 2010

Tilda in Blue

Whilst blog hopping I saw the new challenge at Die Cut Dreams was to do a Tilda card in blue, now this is not a colour I would usually use on Tilda so I thought I would give it a go and tie it in with a few other challenges, vintage and paper piecing.

I have coloured Tilda with promarkers and then paper pieced her dress and shoes. I have added some picket fence distress stickles to her tiara.  She is mounted onto some grey bazill which has been cut with nesties, and then I have given the oval a lacy border by sticking some paper lace around the edge. I have used weathered wood distress ink on the edges of the lace.
The papers are all from MME Wild Asparagus pad, I have used sandpaper on all the edges to slightly distress them. I have used some blue organza ribbon from my stash and a silver flower charm which came from a stash swap. The ticket sentiment is a free one I downloaded from here and printed on cream card.

The flowers have been punched out of the same paper as her dress with a woodware punch I have then crumpled them and added a small pearl to the centre. I've added a cream pearl pin and sore silver swirly things to finish it off.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Sweet Shop - SSS66 - Sketch
Die Cut Dreams - challenge 58 - Tilda in blue
Lexi's Creations Challenge - challenge 19 - paper piecing
Just Magnolia - week 65 - vintage
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Paper piecing
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 81 - vintage

Tuesday 27 July 2010

Lili of the valley challenge 58

Here's a quick card I made last night for a lady at work who is leaving. The image is Lili of the Valley and the paper is MME. The cardstock that has been embossed with divine swirls is actully grey even though it looks white in the photo. I have added some small pink gems to 2 of the corners. The flowers are from wild orchid crafts I have coloured the tips pink by gently touching the promarker pen to them, I've curled some silver wire to make the little swirly bits.
I would like to enter this card into Lili of the Valley - challenge 58 - sketch

Monday 26 July 2010

Donna's Den Challenge 4 - Green

This time at Donna's Den we want to see your Green cards as always we have a fab prize up for grabs a £10 voucher to spend at Donna's Den of Crafts.
For my card I have used this fantastic digi stamp from Dew Drop Craftz called Butterfly Swirls, I have coloured her with promarkers and stuck lots of gems on then cut her out with my nesties which you can now get from Donna and mounted her onto a green scolloped circle  The papers I have used are Basic Grey Kioshi and the cardstock panel under the image is coredinations whitewash which has been embossed with my divine swirls folder and then lightly sanded to allow the green to show through. I have added 3 green dew drops to the top corner and a happy birthday stamp to the bottom.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge and look forward to visiting your blogs.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Annanelle Stamps Blog - SketchStamp Something - Flowery
Cowgirl sunday challenge- anything goes

Friday 23 July 2010


I made this card using this stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps it was sent to me by Choccy I think and has been sat in my stamped image drawer as I was scared to colour it in. I finally got the courage to colour it in last night.

She is coloured in with promarkers and I have added some stickles to her tail. The spotty paper was sent to me in a stash swap I think its papermania, and the flowery paper is from MME. All the edges have been distressed with my scissors and then had stickles put on them. The paper lace down the sides of the image has been coloured with promarkers to match.

The flowers are Prima e-line ones that have been coloured with promarkers to match and I have put a button in the middle of each. I have added some faux stitching to each of the little strips that go under the flowers.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafts & Me - challenge 9 - sketch
I love Promarkers - challenge 24 - buttons
Glitterbabe - challenge 4 - stitching
KL Stampin n Scrappin - 39 - Ribbon
Stampin Royalty - challenge 29 - splish splash
Aly's Sunday Challenge - under or by the sea
Oh Alice - chapter 22 - Dancing under the Sea
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Stitches, Scallops & Sparkle

Stamping with the Dragon Challenge 6 - Distressing

 For this challenge at Stampin with the Dragon we would like to see some form of distressing on your cards we are sponsered by Lil Diva whose stamps can be found here, There is a fab prize up for grabs this time of  3 stamps of the winners choice from Lil Diva.
I have used Flower Fairy and coloured her with promarkers. The papers are form MME Quite Contrary pack that was free with cardmaking & papercraft magazine. All the edges have been distressed with my scissors and then covered with picket fence distress stickles. The flowers are cherry blossoms from here, I bought the white ones and coloured them with my promarkers. The sentiment is one from the pack of papers.
I can't wait to see all your cards for this challenge and don't forget about our DT call we are looking for 2 new members all the details can be found here.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 80 - Inspirational photo
Pollycraft - challenge 53 - Happy Birthday
Craftilicious - challenge 4 - Birthdays
Allsorts - challenge 61 - summer days
Crafty Catz - challenge 42 - Summertime
Kah Wink E Dink - In the Garden

Wednesday 21 July 2010

Another christmas card

Just a quick post I followed the sketch at Lili of the Valley for this card, The image is Lili of the Valley coloured with promarkers & gel pens with some white glitter. The papers are from DCWV, the gold card is from my stash and has been embossed with snowflakes on the cuttlebug. The sentiment is ribbon from last years christmas stuff. The red de drops are from a stash swap and the white poinsettas are from here and have had some white distress stickles added around their edges.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley - Challenge 57 - sketch
Just Cute Bears - challenge 26 - Christmas in July
Ohh La La Creations - Challenge 58 - Christmas
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - challenge 2 - Christmas
Teddy Stampers - challenge 16 - As you wish

Flash your freebies part 2

Here's my card with the free image that Paula sent out for taking part in Flash your Freebies last week, this time the challenge was to think Green.
 I have coloured these adorable turtles with promarkers and used some Anita's 3d gloss on their shells. I have cut and embossed the scalloped circles out of coredinations green card with my nesties and added a circle of paper from DCWV Spring stack.
The flowers are prima and have a small brown brad through the middles.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Tales from Pollycraft - Flash your Freebies part 2
OSAAT - challenge 22 - use a digi.

Tuesday 20 July 2010

Tilda with vintage roses

I have followed the sketch at Just Magnolia for this card. The pink paper is from the MME pad that was free with a magazine this month and the blue is from DCWV spring stack. All the edges have been distressed and I have used Milled Lavender and Weathered Wood distress inks on the edges. I have used my woodware heart border punch for the blue cardstock and then sanded over it to show the white core on parts of it.

This Tilda is called Tilda with Vintage Roses and is one that I bought stamped off Ebay, She is from last years Christmas collection ut I think she works coloured in these colours as well. I have coloured her with promarkers and added a little sparkle with my sakura pen.

The flowers are white asters from Wild Orchid Crafts, I have r olled them on the Milled Lavender ink pad to add a touch of colour to them. The pearl spray is from my stash and the silver swirl is the wire cut from the end of the pearl spray I've then wound it round my embossing tool to make it into a spriral. The ribbons are from my local haberdashery and the top ones have been fed through a pearl ribbon buckle that I was sent in a stash swap. The ticket sentiment was a free download from this blog printed onto pale blue paper.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - week 64 -  Bev's sketch.
Passion for Promarkers - week 61 - distressing

Monday 19 July 2010

DT call at Stampin with the Dragon

Sadly we have lost 2 of our DT team so we are holding a DT call to find 2 new members if you would like to apply head over to Stamping Dragon Designs for all the details. You have got 2 weeks to make a card with this  fab free digi stamp.

Sunday 18 July 2010

Seed Packets

A few weeks ago Rainmac and Rusty made some seed packet holders as teachers gift, I thought they were lovely so had a go at making some for Aimee's teachers.
I have used papers from MME Penny Lane and the image is a digi stamp, from the Digi Stamp Boutique called Fifi  and Flowers. I have coloured her with promarkers and added a touch of glitter with my sakura pen to the centre of the flowers.
 The sentiment is printed on the computer as is the poem on the inside.

Teachers Gifts

I'm afraid this post is going to be a bit image heavy, as I had eight teachers to make gifts for. I have made each of them a memory wire bracelet in a mini pizza box. The beads are all from Jilly's Beads apart from one of the brown one which was from Ebay. The papers for the boxes and flowers are MME Penny Lane and the brads in the flowers are from Dovecraft.

Saturday 17 July 2010

Golden Wedding Anniversary Card

I was asked to make a special card for a golden wedding anniversary and this is what I have come up with. I have used lots of shimmery gold card and papermania papers in ivory for this easel card.

I have coloured this Magnolia wedding couple with promarkers, adding a touch of glitter to the roses with a sakura pen. They are mounted on to goldcard cut with my new nesties, i've embossed the edge of the label. The layer to the left of the picture has been embossed with my heart folder and then I have cut a border with my woodware heart border punch to run down it.

I have printed the sentiment on the computer and again used my new nesties to cut it out.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Beary Sweet Challenge - challenge 6 - sketch
Tuesday Taggers - Anniversary
Project Tuesday - Easel Card

Flash your Freebies

This week Paula at Tales From Pollycraft wants us to flash our freebies, now she gives away some great freebies like this cute little bear.

I have colour the image with promarkers and have added some Anita's 3d Gloss on the balloons. The papers are all from Papermania back to basics range.
I would like to enter it into the follwoing challenges:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Challenge 32
Tales from Pollycraft - Flash your freebies
Craftalicious Challenges - Challenge 4 - Birthdays

Friday 16 July 2010

Christmas in July

I thought I'd make a start on my christmas cards after seeing so many wonderful christmas cards on everyones blogs this week.
I've used Rupert with Presents from the fabulous Stamping Dragon Designs, I've coloured him with my promarkers and used a sakura gelly glaze silver pen on some of the baubles and ribbons. i have mounted him on red bazill cardstock and added a green snowflake from my stash with a red gem on the top.
The papers are from DCWV stack Christmas Wishes which you can find here. I finished it off with some red gems in the corners.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Cards for Men - Christmas in July challenge 14
Cute Card Thursday - Get a Head Start challenge 121
Fab N Funky - It's Christmas challenge 31
Magical Crafts - Christmas in July - challenge 19
Totally Stampalicious - A dash of this, a pinch of that, and don't forget a splash of RED!
Friends Having Fun - sketch challenge 4