Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Apple shaped card

Hello and welcome to my blog,
I have a card to share with you today; it's another shape card made with my Cricut and Gypsy in the shape of an apple. I used another Magnolia stamp coloured with Distress inks for my card and used K&Co Que Sera Sera paper to decorate interior and exterior.
I used Patina Stickles and distressed the edges of the paper. The sentiments are from Hero Arts and I used a Fiskars squeeze punch to cut them out. The flower and leaves are also made with punches.
The lace is sprayed with Spring Rain and Moonlight Glimmer Mist. I  used gunpowder pearls from Papermania for the flower center and some accents.
A close-up of Tilda with her apple bucket. These images are really fun to colour and I am finding my way with the Distress inks from Tim Holz, so much that I have even bought more colours.
The inside of the card with Hero Arts sentiment.
We went on a short break to London this weekend and had a lovely time. We stayed in the absolute center of London between baker Street and Oxford Street. We visited the National Gallery, Camden Market, Fortnum and Mason, The Royal Academy of Arts, Covent Garden, Soho, the Liberty department store and so much more until our legs ached. We ended our days in China Town where we went for dinner and had a very good time. Just some pictures to share, we actually didn't take many and I didn't bother at all.
The Stables Market with lots of stalls and food and drinks.
 Lovely sculptures at the Stables.

The railway bridge above the Lock and barges
 The locks.
 A lot of shops at Camden High Street are decorated with this type of artwork, making it a really fun street.

 Outside the Royal Academy of Arts.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

You are truly amazing

My Magnolia card for today is going to be entered at Just Magnolia Week 120: sentiments - challenge.
I have used BG Kioshi paper for this card and American Crafts textured cardstock. I have used the wrapped gift cut from A Child's Year for the front and the interior of the card and decorated it with Stickles. All other cuts are made with Spellbinders. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I sprayed my ribbon with Glimmer Mist Chalkboard Grape Ape.
The interior of the card with a little note-card to hider a gift card in. The little card is a cut from the Damask D├ęcor cartridge.
It is very detailed design and a bit hard work for the Cricut, especially if you don't get the settings right the first time.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011


How time flies! It is the last week of August already and I haven't been posting.
I have got some card ready and I am halfway through making my holiday album which I have made from scratch.
My card for today is made with an Elisabeth Bell image and a cut from Doodlebug cartridge welded with the Gypsy.
I have used October Afternoon papers and the image is coloured with watercolour pencils.
The SWEET sentiment is from the Stamped cartridge. I have added some green Stickles around the wholes to highlight. Distressing is done with Pumice Stone and Peeled Paint.
Some leaves cut with Spellbinders and some lace and Basic Grey buttons.
I used American Crafts textured cardstock and left the inside blank apart from the sentiment.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

You shine a light -Webster's Pages-

I have been missing for a while. I have had the week off work and I have been crafting.
I just didn't get round to blogging as the weather has been nice and I have spent time outdoors.
I made this card with a Stamps Happen stamp. It is such a cute image and makes me wish that summer would last a wee bit longer. Isn't it lovely to have the sun and long days...
Webster's Yachtclub papers and Marianne Design dies, EK Succes flower punch and sealife rub-ons from my collection.
Colouring with Distress inks, paper sentiment from Webster's pages.
Another close-up view; the dress is Milled Lavender and Stormy Sky.
The inside of the kraft card has also been decorated with DP papers and rub-on.