Thursday, 30 April 2009

Just Magnolia challenge #2

Phew, I made the Just Magnolia challenge................i tried to make card on Saturday but Inspiration escaped me, so i stamped my feet and sulked instead.........only just got round to doing a card today in the nick of time!! The challenge was a colour combo of pink & green, I have sneaked a touch of white in though, hope this is okay). This card is destined for the states as I needed to make a get well card for Cindy, one of the DT members from C4E as she has been poorly lately and i am sure she would appreciate a nice hand made card.

Hope you like it, here are the ingredients:
  • Stamp: Magnolia
  • Sentiment: Stampin Up Sincere Salutations (available from me)
  • DP: Imaginesce (available from Stampeezee)
  • Cardstock: SU
  • Ribbon: Stampin Up Certainly Celery & Whisper white grosgrain (available from me)
  • Flowers & Bling dots from Stampeezee
  • Colouring Medium: Letraset Promarkers & Copics & white ink essentials pen
  • Tools: Cuttlebug & nesties

Please feel free to leave a comment, I love reading them


Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Blog Award

The Lovely Alex Hau has given me another lovely award, thank you soooooooo much Alex you are such a lovely blogging friend. Check out Alex's lovely blog here

I think I have to pass this on to some of my chosen fellow bloggers, there are so many great blogs out there and many already carry this award so I am going to pass it on to the following fab ladies.:
  • Andy from Andie's Space - Love your cards Andie, I have watched your creativity bloom (and your stamp collection - lol) since your very first post in January, your always have nice things to say about my cards which I really appreciate.

  • Emma from Something Sweet - Emma you are a super talented lil lady

  • Helen - Jelly Beanz - Helen get your blog updated, you have many fantastic creations to show everyone (and I need the SU inspiration)

  • Deb (Crafting Deb's Ramblings) Deb, you work so hard on your creations that I love to see them finally appear on your blog after all the false starts and they are always soooo lovely......especially bloom..............another treasured SU discovered friend.
Check out these ladies fab blogs by clicking on their names.

Thanks for reading


Sunday, 26 April 2009

C4E Sketch challenge #29

It's Sunday again and time for another C4E Sketch challenge, as my second set of Gorjuss girls arrived this week.......yay......I thought I should use a girl from set one that i still have not used yet!!!!! (I know.......full time job gets in the way somewhat.......oh that and housework, non craft shopping etc, anyway hope you like her.

  • Stamp: Gorjuss Girl Sentiment: Penny Black Birthday Girl
  • DP: Imaginisce Fairest of them all Magic Meadow & Sweet Satin Ribbons available from Stampeezee
  • Cardstock: Stampin Up Temping Turquoise (available from me)
  • Ribbon: Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise 1/4" grosgrain (available from me) Flower: prima, flower from stash and largest blue flower createtd with large daisy punch (EK Success)
  • Bling dots: From stash
  • Colouring medium: Letraset Promarkers
  • Ink: SU Tempting Turquoise & Black Impress
  • Tools: Large Daisy punch (EK Success), SU oval & scallop oval (available from me), oval & scallop oval nesties & cuttlebug

Thank you for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.


Sunday, 19 April 2009

Just Magnolia challenge #1 & CCT #56

I am so excited about this post as it is my entry to the first ever Magnolia only challenge, if you have been following my blog you will have probably noticed that I am a big fan of Magnolia stamps (funny as i never liked them to begin with) so this challenge blog is the best news ever. The design team are fantastic, nearly all my favourites in 1 place!!!

Anyway, the first challenge was a sketch by Donalda, I love Donalda's sketches and this one is amazing. I have got to say I am really please with how this card came out, the colour scheme was dictated by my new prima hydrangeas i got from Stampaholics in Perth, Scotland (fab shop) and whilst I was there I picked up a Basic Grey Wisteria paper pad which co-ordinates perfectly with them. You can then always rely on Stampin Up to have a cardstock in the right colour, with matching ribbon and ink, how did I ever live without stampin up!!!).

I am also entering my prize blooms into the cute card Thursday challenge which is a flower theme (my second entry)

Card Recipe:

  • Stamp: Tilda with Lamb
  • Sentiment: from Very Versatile by Stampin Up (mini catalogue)
  • Cardstock: Stampin up Elegant Eggplant
  • Ribbon: Stampin Up grosgrain 1/4" Elegant Eggplant
  • DP: Basic Grey Wisteria
  • Accesories: Prima Hydrangea's decorated with crystal stickers pearles
  • Tools: nestie dies for layering
  • Colouring medium: Letraset Promarkers, white ink essentials pen to highlight

Thank you for visiting my blog, please leave a comment as you pass through as I love reading them.


C4E Challenge sketch #28

This is my submission for the C4E sketch challenge, this week there was a colour option of brown, pink and green. I have flipped the sketch and changed the circle for the ornate shape that my Gorjuss girl is sitting on.

Card Recipe:

  • Stamp: Gorjuss girl
  • Sentiment: Circle of friendship stamp from SU (available from me)
  • Cardstock: Core-dinations
  • DP: Basic Grey Eva available from Stampeezee
  • Accessories: Flowers & ribbon from stash, flower centres available from Stampeezee and Sentiment surround is from the styled silver Hodgepodge by SU (available from me)
  • Colouring Medium: Letraset Promarkers
    Ink: Black Impress
Thank you for looking, please feel free to comment.


Saturday, 18 April 2009

Stamp with us challenge #2 & CCT challenge #56

Phew, just in time .com with this one for the Stamp with Us challenge 2, this week was a birthday them so anything goes as long as it is birthday related and uses at least one SU product. The card was inspired by the one I made at Helen's (previous post). I am really taken by the playful petals set of stamps......funny as it was my least favourite when the mini catty came out and now it is probably one of my favourite sets. The card also qualifies for the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday as the theme this week is Flowers.

Card Ingredients:

Stamps: SU Playful Petals (mini catalogue)
Sentiment: SU Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: SU whisper white, Yoyo yellow, Almost Amethyst & Pretty in Pink
DP: SU Tea Party series (mini catalogue)
Ribbon: SU Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain
Tools: Oval & Scalloped oval punches (mini catalogue)
Accessories: SU Dazzling diamonds glitter
Ink: SU Basic black

Hope you like the card, thank you for looking, please feel free to leave a comment.


Friday, 17 April 2009

Crafting fun with a friend

On my new journey with Stampin Up I have already met lots of lovely people, one of which is Helen, a fellow demo fairly local to where I live. Last night i was invited to take part in one of the classes she runs, we had a great time crafting, here are the the items I made in the class:

Mini gift box

Helen took this idea from Splitcoast stampers, when I find the link I will post it here, it is such an adorable little box that you could make in any size. After we had all finished our boxes, Helen filled them with sweeties for us.......yummy.
Bambi Card

I had made this exact card before at Stampin up field training but could not resist having another go, the little bambi image is so adorable and the technique used to create the reflection is such a clever idea.
Playful Petals Thank you
This card was fun to do and i think it looks very effective, the playful petals set is perfect for decoupage, a very veratile set to have in your craft stash.
If you live in the Birmingham area near Castle Bromwich and are looking for a card class Helen would be pleased to hear from you. Why not hop over to her blog, you can find it here

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment.

Monday, 6 April 2009

C4E Challenge #27

This card was created for the C4E sketch challenge, please feel free to come and play along.


  • Stamp: Party Sprinkle by Pink Gem designs
  • Sentiment: SU Circle of friendship (available from me)
  • Accesories: Flowers from stash, bling dots from Stampeezee, ribbon from stash
  • DP: Imaginesce - fairest of them all, crowning moment & sweet satin ribbons all from Stampeezee
  • Colouring medium: Letraset promarkers
  • Tools: SU 1" & 1/2" circle punches, cuttlebug and nestie dies

Thank you for looking, please feel free to leave comments as I love to read them.


Sunday, 5 April 2009

C4E Challenge #26

Firstly I should apologise for the lack of blogging lately...............I have been really busy with my new Stampin Up venture, my day job and overhauling my craft room which is still not finished (will post some piccies when it's completed for you all to see).

Anyway this card was created for the challenge over at Crafts for Eternity where I have also joined Michelle and the girls on the DT.......YAY. Come and have a go at the lovely sketch pictured below with the option bunnies/rabbits.

The Sketch:

My card:

Card ingredients:
  • Image: Magnolia Tilda hugging bunny
  • Sentiment: Stampin Up Easter wishes stamp from Occasional greetings collection
  • DP: Easter/spring paper pack from the paper cellar
  • Cardstock: SU Tempting Turquoise & pink from stash
  • Coloring medium: Letraset Promarkers
  • Accesories: button brads, pink gingham ribbon from John Lewis & SU 1/4" Tempting Turquoise ribbon available from me
  • Tools: Cuttlebug, nestibilities, SU circle & Scalloped circle punches
Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love to read them.