Sunday, 29 January 2012

I have you in my heart

Just got to love those adorable Magnolia stamps. My fondness for them has grown over the past year and I have bought a few more. What I like is that they are so cute and one image lends itself for multiple occasions.
I have made another Valentine card with Tilda holding a heart.
The image is painted with Cosmic shimmer paint. The branch swirls are a stamp from a collection by Making Memories. The flowers are from Magnolia and sprayed in Cherry blossom pink Glimmer Mist. Little pearl pen dots decorate the image.
The edges of the image are distressed with Antique Linen crackle paint and the corrugated card has the Picket Fence version.
I used October afternoon paper and stamped the ledger paper with  LOVE YOU. This is a gadget stamp from the sweet brand that makes these love sweets. I found the stamp at Waterstones'.
The sentiment stamp is one by Hero Arts and stamped in red Memento Ink.
This card is for the Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love challenge .

Friday, 27 January 2012

You're my sweetie pie

Another Valentine card for today with a very simple design.
I used an Inkadinkado stamp and kept the colours to brown and blue. The blue images are stamped on ledger paper from October Afternoon Let's fly a kite. The brown spotted paper is also from the same pad.
The ribbon is from American Crafts.
The squares are just punched with Woodware punches. The blue star paper is from another paper collection by Jillibean Soup.
I don't make many of these clean & simple cards, because I like to fluff things up. Gives me a break from my daily routine where work keeps me strict and in line. I love to see the work of other card makers who do keep it to simple straight lines, but for me this is quite hard to do.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Happy Birthday with Tilda

Little cook Tilda is sending you a sweet birthday cupcake.
Meet my new Magnolia card with soft pastel colours!
The image is coloured with Polychromos pencils. The lace is from Polkadoodles, the design paper is from Melissa Francis 5thAvenue and so are the pearls.
I made my own flowers with paper from the 100th Womans Weekly edition. It had a copy of the very first edition in lovely brown paper. I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls. The leaves are made from tissue paper and sprayed with Cherry Blossom Glimmer mist.The sentiment is a stamp by Inkadikado.
The brads are from Making Memories.
I love colouring with my new pencils. I have always loved colouring and it is definitely my preferred medium.

Get ready for Valentine

I am back after a while. Where does the time go? I find it harder to keep up with my posts. Having moved my laptop away from my craft desk, hasn't helped.
I spend less time on the internet, although I still browse but use my I pod. It is a very small screen, so I try to keep my online time to a minimum.
Here is my card for today. With Valentine on the way, it had to be with red and a heart.
 A lovely Magnolia stamp with Tilda holding a heart, colored with Polychromos pencils and Sansodor. The sentiment stamp is from Kaisercraft. Pretty velvet Petaloo flowers with white Prima flowers and Marianne Design leaf. Cute little button brads pop through the holes of this Martha Stewart border.
Gorgeous Websters Pages paper form a 6x6 mixed pack.
The ribbon is from Dille and Kamille, which I bought on our last trip to Belgium in the city of Brugge.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Happy Birthday to my Sweetheart

today I will share with you the birthday card I made for my sweetheart's birthday.
I used my all time favourite stamp brand Crafty Secrets and choose this happy Kewpie set. They look so cheeky and cut and were just the neatest thing for a funny card for my man.
All the paper used is from October Afternoon. My DH loves green, so I picked that as the main colour.
I stamped all the images with Memento ink and then coloured them with Polychromos pencils.
Love these cheeky ones!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Celebrate the New Year

Wishing you all a prosperous 2012. Hope you had a lovely time.
Here is my first card for the year with a Lili of the Valley image, which I thought was quite suitable for the theme.
 I used my new Polychromos pencils and Sansodor to colour the image. I used Basic Grey Kioshi papers.
Handmade tissue paper flowers, which I sprayed with Glimmer Mist, the die I used is from Marianne Design and the leaves are from Spellbinders.
Kioshi brads for the centres and vintage silver glass glitter on the edge of the bottom flower.
Love my new pencils. My Christmas present from my sweetheart, 120 Polychromos from Faber Castell in a mahogany box.