Wednesday, 30 June 2010

6th Birthday Card - Challenge 58 Think of a number

I had a lovely suprise this morning I made the top five in the Passion for Promarker challenge, Big hugz and thank you for choosing my entry.
Promarker Tip
I found to my disgust that I'd not put the lid back on my new Promarker, you've guessed the nib had dried out.  Thinking on my feet I tried a couple of drops of Tim Holtz alcohol blending solution on the dry tip, the pen works great now.  Not sure if this will help with a pen that is nearly out of ink or if it will work with Copic pens.

I'ts our grandaughters birthday soon and I'd already started to make her card in and around making my gift bags, as the new Passion for Promarkers challenge is think of a number I decided to finish the card and enter it into the challenge.

I've used promarkers to colour Tilda and finished with a dusting of glitter on the wings, I've used nestabilites circles and decorted with flowers and ribbon.  I've kept the decoration simple avoiding beads and sharper objects such as bead pins. 

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Kathleen's 1st blog Candy

The winner of the blog candy is:



I've been having a good old sort through my crafting supplies and realised that things have gotten out of control, way too much stuff sitting in boxes untouched, unused, so I've decided to give my surplus crafty supplies as blog candy.  It seems a great way to say thank you to all of you who have taken the time to peruse my crafty efforts. 

The Candy comprises of Ancient Page ink pads in 9 Yummy colours, acid free and waterproof
3 lots of  beautiful Japanese papers in colour co-ordinated packs
and a nice wad of square doilies great for any Tilda project.

What you need to do

Post the picture of my candy on your sidebar with a link back to this post.
Leave a comment with your name so that I can put your name in the crafty hat draw
You do not have to be a follower or become a follower, unless of course you choose to do so.

I will post the candy worldwide so everyone is welcome
Entry for the candy ends Saturday July 31st 2010 at 12 noon UK time

Winner's name will be posted here on this post 1st August 2010 with my contact details.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Tilda blowing bubbles

'Hey-ho!' At least the sun's out, something to cheer about.  I'm at my happiest when I'm covered in paper, paint and glue and the great thing is, I can create this state of blissful chaos when ever I choose lol.   I bought this stamp last week and managed to have a session at colouring her with Pro markers and Polychromo's.  I was not  sure what to do with the image once I'd completed her so I settled for the easel card using a sketch from the CLP challenge and as I've dry embossed the oval I will enter it into the Magnolia Down Under challenge too, entering more than one challenge always becomes a challenge for me as I get into the most awful muddles with my links, I envy those long lists of challenge entries by other crafters, they have my admiration at their prowess at flawless linking.
My entry into the following challenges
Thank you for stopping by xx

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Haute Tote Bag

Birthdays, birthdays, birthdays so many to celebrate and make for in the next few months.  I've made a good start with the gift bags including the one pictured above.  This by far is my favourite template and so easy to make, if you fancy having ago yourself  the template can be bought from  I love making bags, not just paper ones I sometimes get the sewing machine out and make my shopping bags too, the more colourful the better lol.
I enjoy making flowers and made the large flower and tag from the leftover paper from the bag. Tilda is coloured with Promarkers, cut and mounted onto the gift tag.
As bags are my favourite thing and  love making them I thought I would enter this project into the Promarker challenge.  I do hope it fits the said challenge as I've no mojo at the mo for cards.
Passion for Promarkers - Your favourite things - week 57

Friday, 18 June 2010

Sketch and Bookmark birthday card

It's my Niece Stephanie's birthday next week so thought I would kill two birds with one stone and make it a challenge entry as well.  I've used the sketch from the Tickled Pink challenge, sketch and bookmark #2.  As she's an avid reader I know she'll enjoy using the book mark.  She's had a stressful couple of weeks preparing for her last presentation for a Masters degree in Chemistry so I'm more than sure she'll be letting her hair down on her birthday.  I will also be entering this card into Just Magnolia challenge 'In the Garden'.

Well I've managed to buy 3 issues of Magnolia Ink, but no luck in finding the first Christmas issue lol.  I had a quick look on Ebay and found they were selling for £30 or more :-(  Think I can live without having the first issue in my collection. I'd rather put the money towards the exciting prospect of enlarging my Magnolia stamp collection. 

I've coloured Tilda and the Magnolia Tree mainly with Pro Markers with maybe a couple of Copic colours, they blend well together, I'm not a purist when it comes to brands, they all work the same. I've used very soft pattern pastel papers, lace, flowers, and heart embellishments and to finish I made a couple of bead pins.

Thank you for stopping by X

My entry into the following challenges
Tickled Pink - Sketch and Bookmark #2
Just Magnolia Challenge - Week 60 In the Garden

Monday, 14 June 2010

Easel Card

Thought I would try an easel card, I made a circular one a few weeks ago which was fun and different, today I stayed with the traditional square.  I started this card with a lovely image in my head of how I wanted it to look!!  Hmm the finished card here looks so different to my wild imaginings.  Still I'm quite pleased with the finished result even if it is different to how I first imagined it. 
There is nothing out of the ordinary in regards to techniques etc.  The images have been coloured with Copic markers, a bit of lace, flowers, pattern paper, scroll cut from a Tim Holtz die and a bead pin which I made as a finishing touch.
I will be entering this card into the following challenges.
Magnolia Down Under  - #50 Swirly Wirls
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Blog - Challenge #12 Fathers Day

Friday, 11 June 2010

Just Tilda

So much bling on this card I thought it would topple over. Tilda is watercoloured with Derwent Inktense pencils.  I made another beaded wire decoration tree thingy with glass beads and mother of pearl discs. Flowers, lace and pearl embellishents finish the card. 
I will enter this card into the following challenges.
Just Magnolia - Mina's Sketch week 59
Magnolia Down Under - Polka Dot's
Stampavie and More - Dots

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Magnolia Lace Border Card - Special monthly challenge

I wanted to create a card with neutral colours, lol, my headache probably influenced this decision, anything too bright would have hurt.  I've no particular sentiment to write on this card just the enjoyment of making it.

I've used Derwent Inktense pencils to watercolour Tilda. Plain white cardstock for the main card, pale Ivory card  with distressed edges for the centre square.  Plain grey card is used for the upper and lower border.  Centre circle made with ivory card cut, embossed and edged with blue pigment ink.  I've made the bead tree thingy with spare glass beads and wire, there are also two Mother of Pearl discs on the tree but the camera has not picked up on this, pity as they are real pretty.  Border completed with lace trim.  Flowers and hearts complete the card. 

This is my entry for Just Magnolia challenges - Lace Borders

Monday, 7 June 2010

Tattered door hanger

I wanted to do anything but a card project and thought my grandaughters might like a personalised hanger for their doors.  So far I've managed to make one, I've left the name tag blank as I know they'll want to write their own names.  I'm so pleased how neat this hanger looks, the same cannot be said for my work area.
Sorry the door is not so pretty to look at lol

Longer view of the ribbon tassels.  "Is it my eyes or does the name tag look crooked on this picture?"

Magnolia stamp - Faber Castell Polychromo pencils - Fabriano watercolour paper - Inscribe pastels -Ivory card stock - Papermania exquisite paper collection  - Tim Holtz distress ink Brushed Cordury - Nestabilites Labels Ten - Various flowers and ribbons - Eyelets - Heart embellishments.