Friday, 30 November 2012

Magnolia merry everything

A Magnolia card for a challenge at Simply Magnolia; Sketch challenge.
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda, Magical baubles Magnolia, Hero Arts
Colour: Copic, Fairy dust Glitter, WOW red glitter embossing powder, Distress ink
 Embellishments: wooden heart and flower, branch punch, lace, Fiskars tag punch
 Paper: Kaisercraft, Papermania

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Molly Bloom Christmas card (2)

A Christmas card for the boys today with more Molly Bloom stamps.
Colour: Copics, Distress inks, Glossy Accents, white jelly roll pen
Paper: Molly Bloom, Papermania, American Crafts
Stamps: Molly Bloom, Lili of the Valley

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Love you...

A cute little girl stamp by Marianne Design is the centerpiece of my next card.
Stamps: Marianne design and Hero Arts.
Embellishments: Tim Holz flower die, Spellbinders circle frames, dewdrops, jewel brads, lace.
Colour: pencila and Distress inks
The sentiment is made with a Cuttlebug die from gold glitter card that matches with the Mariposa cardstock.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Molly Bloom Christmas card (1)

I bought a specialist magazine at WHSmith and it had some lovely papers, embellishments and some clear stamps by Molly Bloom. I have never bought these stamps before but I like the country style of them.
I followed one of the designs in the magazine and made this 6 x 6 inch card.
Colours: Copic markers, Stickles, Distress Ink, white jelly roll pen, Memento ink.
 Paper: American crafts, Molly Bloom, Papermania kraft card.
Stamp: Lili of the Valley sentiment.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

A whopper of a birthday

Dropping  a line to say...
Stamp: Crafty secrets Fishing buds
Paper: Making Memories and glitter card
Embellishments: heated white organza ribbon, Prima flowers, dewdrops
Colours: Derwent pastel pencils, Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents, Glimmer Mists.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Sparkle all the way

Here is card #2, made with the free pack of paper.
I stamped Tilda in her Christmas stocking and coloured her with Copics.
 I have put Tilda on a bauble background covered with Doodlebug glitter and mica paper. The sentiment is made with the Dymo label maker and three dewdrops finish off the card.
A close up of the glitter and the fluffy wool border on the stocking. The glitter is quite big and consists of tiny circles. Nice and bright for Christmas.

Season Greetings

Two more Christmas cards made with free papers from a magazine.
The first card is with a die cut from the Cricut from the Christmas cartridge. I have covered the bauble in red glitter from Doodlebug.
The flowers are made from the same paper collection with a Spellbinders die. After rolling the roses, I added a cluster of beads in the middle. The sentiment is made with the Dymo labeler.

Sunday, 11 November 2012


A break from all the Christmas card making...
What else to change the mood than a little Penny Black. My happy party goers have taken it in their stride, happy you will be.
More Tiffany papers and a simple little card design. The flower is made with Spellbinder dies and held together with a jewel brad.
The colouring is all done with Caran d'Ache Supracolor on watercolour cardstock. I have combined 3 stamps to create this scene.
I love the little footprints ...

Christmas cards with freebies

I bought some Glimmer Mist from Charmed Cards and Crafts and received a little bag with Christmas acetates. At first I thought: "What am I going to do with this?", but then I decided that as I needed so many cards that I may just as well use something different.
I grabbed my box with leftover cardstock from DCWV, My Minds Eye and Making Memories papers, and put these Christmas cards together.
 A Spellbinders die for the focal point and Glimmer Glaze in pearls and green for the ribbon. Some Anita's half pearls to embellish the diecut and some red/white twine finish the card.
Inside is another acetate and the sentiment is from Me & My Big Ideas and has been embossed.
This card has some diecut letters by Tim Holz for the sentiment and I have coloured them with Distress Stain.
The background has also been stained with Picket Fence stain. Unusual colours for Christmas, but I think it still works. Not everyone likes red and green all the time.
 The journalling circle is from Me &My Big Ideas and is embossed in gold as is the sentiment.
I am making an effort to always decorate the inside of my cards as well. Here I left a large white space to write. I am busy making a lot more Christmas cards and those are completely different to the ones shown here. So if you don't like them, just stay tuned and understand the frugality of the idea.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Hugs and kisses

Marianne Designs brings out lovely papercrafting goodies several times a year. As I am always tempted by a good bargain, I found two lovely stamps from this designer at Emerald Crafts in Lyndhurst.
One of these stamps is the focal point of my next card:
All papers and cardstock, metallic, glittered and textured, are from DCWV Mariposa collection. I used 3 different Spellbinder dies to create the frames. The sentiment is from Cuttlebug. The flowers were originally white and are from Hero Arts. They have been altered with Glimmer Mist to add colour and shine. The little white roses have been glammed up with some Stickles. Some lace and 2 butterfly punches from Martha Stewart finish off my project.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Make a wish on your birthday

I love Penny Black stamps. They are so whimsical and funny at the same time.
The little images lend themselves perfectly for a little card making. I have a made a birthday card with a simple design.
The image is stamped on watercolour card and coloured with aquarelle pencils. I am really into good quality pencils. I have always loved them ever since I was a child. Colouring relaxes me, if only I could draw as well then my pencils would get better use.
A little rosette made with elasticated ribbon that I found while on vacation in the Lakes, sits on a Spellbinders die. The paper is from the We R Memory Keepers Tiffany stack.
Three yellow brads from Basic Grey create an extension of the image by repeating the colour and the number of mice. Aren't they cute these 3 little friends? You got to love the napkins tied under their chin...