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