Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Yet another christmas card !!!

Well I finally got a chance to finish my second christmas card last night.
I just had to wait for the glossy accents to dry before I could take a photo, have you ever thought its dry enough to take a photo and watched in horror as your glossy accents slumps down the page, I only made that mistake once :)

I used a new camera which I think has taken better photos, but I think it has washed the colours out a little, I cant win.

Well I hope you like it I used:
Stamp:Tilda hanging ornaments
paper: Magnolia Vintage Christmas Red Ornament
Glossy Accents
Martha Stewart Vintage Lace punch around the page set
The copics I used are
For the reds: R29, R27, R24, R22
For the browns : E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
For the Skin and Blush: E02, E00, E000, E0000 and R20
The charm is from my stash.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Santa's Little Helper

Hi Guys,
I finally had time to sit and have a play with a couple of little cheeky stamps I bought a couple of weeks ago.
I love this little character I rarely buy Edwin but this one was just soooooo cute.
I liked him so much I even broke into my lace pack I have been stroking but not using :)
The stamps I used are Santa Edwin
glossy accents
The paper is Magnolia vintage christmas Ice Princess
To colour the paper behind the chair I used Distress ink Weathered Wood
Now for the copics
Blue/Greens: BG78, BG75, BG72
Browns: E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Skin: E02, E00, E000, E0000, R20
I also used Puffy Velvet for the fur trim on edwins hat and coat.
I hope you like it.

Friday, 5 November 2010

I'm Back

Hi fellow groovers,
I'm back......
Where have I been, well I have been working on a couple of projects for some of the girls which have taken up a little of my time !!!!
I gave Louise her little package today so I can finally reveal one of the projects, the other, well I will post that one when I know Chris has got it.
So what did I make for Louise...............

Ta dah

Louise loved the bed socks I made for Janice, so after my trip to Ally Pally for the Knit and Stitch show, I got the wool, so I have been knitting for the last couple of weeks.
Then of course I had to make the Sox Box to put them in :)

The stamps I used are:Tilda as santas little helper
The paper is: Kaiser Craft Snap Dragon
I also used the martha stewart Vintage Lace punch which if you squint you might see I used this around the edge of the box
I used Glossy accents on the wax seals on the pressies, and of course Hero Arts Prisma glitter.
The little bit of knitting I did on really, really, small needles and slid onto the cocktail sticks, so louise could get a little glimpse of what colour wool I used which was from the Sirdar Crofter range.
Now for the copics:
Purples: BV17, BV13, BV11
Greens: G24, G21, G20
Hair: E33, E31, E30
Tree bark:E44, E43, E42
Skin and Cheeks: E02, E00, E000, E0000, R20
everything of course available from sirstampalot

Well thats it for now,god it feels good to be back :)

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Just a note

Hello fellow groovers,
Where does the time go to, I have been away with a friend in her caravan we had an awesome time, even though it was the weekend of gale force winds and rain.
It meant we just had to stay inside and eat and drink :)
Since I have been back I seem to have lost my mojo again, so I thought I would pop on my blog some cards I made earlier in the year.
So here goes

The stamps I have used are Tilda writing diary
I used Kaiser crafts and Magnolia papers (sorry from before I kept a notebook)
Martha Stewart Botanical punch
Copics are:
For my Greens my favourite 3 are G24, G21 and G20
Piano, hair are E59, E57, E55, E33, E31, E30
Skin and Blush are E02, E00, E000, E0000 and R20
And of course a little bit of Hero Arts Prisma Glitter

Next Up

The Stamps I have used areMidsummer Tilda Dancing
The Copics I used
For the Browns E59, E57, E55
The Pinks are R85, R83, R81
Skin and Blush E02, E00, E000, E0000 and R20
Hope you like and I promise to blog hop and comment tomorrow :)

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Sneaky !!

Well I had a little play at the weekend with my latest fav stamp Sneaky Tilda, so here is my latest creation.
I will have to apolagise for the photos I just cant seem to get the pictures right either to fuzzy or the colour is a little dark or too light :(

The stamp is Sneaky Tilda
The Paper is October Afternoon weathervane chilly mornings
The Punch is Martha Stewart double layered arch
Now for the copics
Hair and ground E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Trousers E59, E57, E55
Blues B02, B01, B00, B000
Skin E02,E00, E000, E0000 and Blush R20

Friday, 10 September 2010

Did you know !?

Hi all,
I was really excited when I popped into Sirstampalot Tuesday and found out that the new Christmas Magnolias where in stock.
I did wonder last year why did Magnolia launch a few stamps with the name Lucia in, well I had a look on the internet and lo and behold did you know that on December the 13th they celebrate St Lucia, she is the bringer of the light and to be chosen to play her is an honor. It is customary for the girl playing St Lucia to where a white dress with a red sash and to have a crown of candles on her head. St Lucia has hand maids and they carry either a single candle or a star on a stick. So after my ahhhhhh moment I decided I would stick to tradition when I coloured her in.

I used October Afternoon paper sing the carols
Hero Arts prisma glitter
Making memories Vintage findings gem pins
Spellbinders nestablilites labels eleven
Tilda as Lucia magnolia stamp
Copics I used are
For the hair E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
For shading on dress C3, C1
Reds R27, R24, R22, R20
Skin E02, E00, E000, E0000 and R20 for blush

I just had to have Sneaky Tilda she reminded me of when I was younger and I used to get caught looking at my presents trying to work out what they were before I opened them!!

For this card I used Sneaky Tilda Magnolia stamp
Nitwits Deer Friends paper - Stripe Red and Merry White
Martha Stewart Doily Punch
For the copics I used
Blues are B97. B95, B93, B91
Hair, Trousers E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Skin E02, E00, E000, \E0000 and R20 for blush
I am working on my photography skills but I think you will probably see better photos at the Sirstampalot gallery!!!!!

Monday, 6 September 2010

New home

Hi all,
Its official I think Dr Evil has stolen my mojo !!?
This card has been on my worktop for a week and the elements have been moved around and the base card has been changed soooooo  many times.
It is a new home card, but due to the enormous levels of stress my friends have gone through with this move I stuck with a thinking of you sentiment (which if you use a magnifying glass you might spot on the button I made from shrink plastic thank you for the inspiration Chris and Lou :)
All of the above is pretty much an explanation of why this card ended up being so simple.
Can I just say a huge congratulations to Louise for being published in this months Craft Stamper I love your work Louise this is well deserved I can't wait to pick my copy up tomorrow from sirstampalot :)

The stamps I used are Guitar Edwin
Martha Stewart Botanical Punch
Hero Arts lace ribbon
Glossy Accents
Prisma Glitter
The copics I used are for the skin E02, E00, E000, E0000 and for the blush R20
Edwin tie and trousers E59, E57, E55 and for Edwins guitar and Tildas hair E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
and finally for the blues B02, B01, B00, B000.
Big Hugs

Thursday, 2 September 2010

What else can you do with A Mummy!!?

This is just a quick post because this is a very basic card, a friend of mine has to go for an opertation on her shoulder and as we both have the same wicked sense of humour I altered a Halloween stamp into a get well soon  :)

The stamp I used is Mummy Edwin
I used Labels two Nestie, and the paper is Bo Bunny Alissa Love You.
I coloured with copics C5, C3, C1, E02, E00, and for the pink slippers R85, R83, R81.
I used a flower punch and cut the petals off to get the bunny ears.
I coloured the edge of the sentiment with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, and I am sorry before I entered the world of blog land, and someone mentioned don't throw out all your packaging,  I took all my stamps out of their packet and didn't make a note of what the sentiment stamps were!
Hope you like it :)

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Ahoy Matey

Hi Bloggers,
Well what can I say I popped into sirstampalot during the week and I bought a few more Bon voyage stamps!!
I am so weak, but I just had to have them.
Then to top it all off I popped in again Saturday to see Kim Reygate in action. I say popped, four cups of tea and a few biscuits later I left, head spinning with ideas of resist techniques and how to make a new blending tool :)
So here is my latest project finished it is an easel card but I forgot to photo all angles opps!!

The Stamps I used are
The patterned paper is Magnolia white weathered wood, which I coloured with Broken China Distress ink
Tilda  and the Hawser rope is decopaged with Pinflair Glue (Thanks Kim I am now officially addicted!)
I have used Glossy Accents on the lens and window.
Now for the copics
The Skin are my usual E02, E00, E000, E0000 and for the blush R20
Edwins Hair is E33, E31, E30
Tildas Hair is E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
The Blues are B05, B02, B01, B00, B000 the lens and window are BG000
Edwins Binoculars are C9, C7, C5
The Reds are R27, R24, R22, R20
The coloured in rope are E44, E43
Finally the embellishments are Scrapbook basics antique charms - Nautical
I just wanted to say a huge, huge thank you to Chris, those of you that have had a peek at my blog have all had a look because of her mention on her blog, I can't wait to see her demo tomorrow :)

Monday, 23 August 2010


Hi to you all,
Two posts in two days its scary I am on a roll, but I have to say I cant promise my posts will always be this regular!!
So here is card number two from the Magnolia Bon Voyage collection available from Sirstampalot

I used Chinese Tilda and the Magnolia Tree Paper and of course my favourite copics to colour with.
I used a sizzix die architectural accents to make the fake screen on the side.
The copic colours I used for the blues are BG09, BG05, BG01, BG000.
For the pinks I used my favourites which are R85, R83, R81.
For the browns I used E44, E43, E42, E41, E40.
Finally for the skin I used E02, E00, E000, E0000 and for the blush on the cheeks R20.

And now for my final card from the Bon Voyage Collection which has to be based on my favourite pastime shopping:)

So for this cheeky little card I used Tilda goes shopping (who I think looks a little like me!) and Boutique shop window,  I glittered up the jewellery and window with prisma Glitter and covered the window area with glossy accents, anyone who knows me, knows most of my cards have glossy accents on them somewhere.
The paper I used was Crate Paper Brook collection, Ripple and Wild Flowers.
Now for the Copics, for the Hair and bags I used E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, for the Top and Shoes I went for E59, E57, E55.
For the Skin as usual I used E02, E00, E000, E0000 and for the Blush R20, everything else is BG78, BG75, BG72, BG000.
So heres hoping you like my cards.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

My first post

Hi everyone,
Ta dah, I have finally set up a blog.
I know not very impressive but I am working on it, firstly I would like to say a big thank you to Louise Roache for lending me a blogging for dummies book, I have read it I swear !!
Its just like learning a new language, it was easier to learn to use copics :)
I am sure most of you are aware that Magnolia have just launched a new range of stamps called Bon Voyage, and I got mine a few weeks ago from sirstampalot and have finally had a chance to play with them.

Can you tell I got a scorpal for my birthday, the first project I had to try was a step card, I don't know why I never tried one before!
So here goes a list of products that I used:
Bazzill paper
Prisma Glitter
EK Success Dotted Wave Punch
Copics used:
Browns: E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Blues: B02, B01, B00, B000 and for shading behind characters BG000
Skin: E02, E00, E000 E0000 and cheeks R20