Sunday, 19 August 2012

Rose Garden Tilda

I`d like to enter this into the Tilda`s Town Challenge, this time it is " Late Summer Fun" which is apt for us as we are experiencing a very late summer here in England and it is Very hot today.

I`ve been having a play with my new Tilda stamp, just had to ink her up and colour her as soon as I bought her from Sir Stampalot this week. She`s so sweet I couldn`t resist.
I`ve coloured with distress inks and used the Magnolia Summer Memories rose garden papers to compliment her.

The fence is a Marianne Creatables die which I`ve cut again and used the little fence panels to stand out with 3D foam. I`ve inked the edges with distress ink antique linen to give a bit of definition.

The little butterflies are Magnolia - Dot Butterflies, also inked with distress inks and I`ve cut the front wings out again and used collal 3D glue for dimension.

I made the large flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, just cut several petals out, inked and curved them and added a few glittered stamens to the centre. The paper for these is Pink Swirly BoBunny double dot.

Products also used :- Cheery Lynn - fanciful flourish die, Magnolia leaves, Woodware mini flower punch, Hobby house pearls, WOC rose buds.

Like I said at the top we are in the middle of a mini heat wave here in England, and boy is it hot, so I`m off now to cool down in front of the biggest fan I can find in the house LOL !! , thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xx

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Beary Merry Christmas

I made this card as a sample for Sir Stampalot using the Magnolia bear, I thought he looked a bit more like a polar bear so coloured him accordingly. The trees and circle sentiment are also Magnolia stamps as are the backing papers and the post card is Molly Blooms also available at Sir Stampalot.

I`ve coloured with distress inks and added a bit of stickles diamond for sparkle on the trees (although I`m not sure it shows up well in the photo). The foliage punch I know is called ash branch but cannot remember the make but it is available from Sir Stampalot too and it is one of the most versatile punches and the most used probably that I own!

Thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xx

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Tea light Christmas

I thought this would be a good gift idea combined with a Christmas card, the little box attatched to the card left just holds 6 Yankee Candle tea lights but you can adapt it to fit anything you wanted. The ones I`ve used are Mulled Wine and they smell gorgeous, it`s a shame we haven`t got smell-o-vision so you can smell how lovely they are!!

I wanted my card to be a 5" square as I wanted to be able to make the card and box out of A4 size cardstock so I made my measurements for the box to be 5" high and the width of the tea lights which is about 4cm. I thought it would be quirky to have the card open the opposite way for a change but the box could easily be attatched to the right if you don`t like this idea.
I`ve coloured the LOTV image with distress inks and added glossy accents to the lampshade glass and glamour dust glitter to highlight the snow and fur areas on the clothing.

I just had a scrap of acetate left from last Christmas with the snowflakes on and it was just enough to put in the window of the box, (here`s to not throwing out your scraps!!)

The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and the berries are from last years Christmas crackers!! the sentiment is also LOTV and I just suspended the sentiment on a bit of bakers twine.

I`d like to enter this into this weeks LOTV challenge which is "Christmas in July". It may as well be christmas here in England as the weather sure feels like winter, at the moment it is torrential rain and thunder and lightning so it wasn`t difficult to do a Christmas card in the "summer" LOl !
While it`s such horrid weather I may as well get on with some more crafting, thanks for looking in, bye for now xx

Friday, 3 August 2012

A Good Read

I made this card for a friends birthday, she is an avid reader and this new Editor Tilda stamp is just perfect for her.
I`ve coloured with distress inks and added glossy accents to her glasses for the lenses.

The background papers are Teresa Collins, other products used are Magnolia DooHickey Doily die, Hero arts lace, Tim Holtz ideology Adage Tickets and the large flower is handmade from the Tim Holtz tattered pine cone die which is my latest acquisition and I cannot stop using it, it makes the prettiest flowers!

I don`t usually decorate the inside of my cards but I was inspired in the workshop I did recently with Claudia Rosa who always decorates the inside of her cards, so I thought I`d have a go with this one. I`m going to tuck a waterstones book gift voucher under the string on the left for my friends birthday.

The sentiment is on the little tag that pulls out from behind the back layer.

I`d like to enter this card into the Just Magnolia challenge. This time around the theme is "Anything goes with the option of handmade flowers"

Thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xx