Tuesday, 17 September 2013

My first Christmas Card

Evening everyone!
With Autumn in the air I thought it about time that I get started on some Christmas cards! I bought this Spellbinders die a while ago (although I've not been crafting much I've still been buying loads!) and have finally got round to making this white on white Christmas card.
Ingredients for the card:
Spellbinders - M-Bossibilities - Winter Wishes
Spellbinders - 2013 Snowflake Pendant
Spellbinders - Fancy Framed Tags Two
Silver Ribbon
Centura Pearl Card Stock
Rub On (from my Snowman card pack)
Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Toodle pips!

Monday, 16 September 2013

Missing crafting...........

Afternoon everyone!
Finally I have managed to make a card and upload it to blogger! Yey! I have been so busy and not had much time for crafting, but my cousin got married at the weekend, so I dusted off my GC and made him a card. Sorry about the poor picture quality, but I was determined to get it uploaded!
Ingredients for the card:
Spellbinders - Parisian Accents
Spellbinders - Opulent Ovals
Memory Box - Meadow Bird
Memory Box - Precious Hearts
Centura White Card
White Ribbon
White Pearls
Flower Embossing Folder
Thanks for looking. Here's to more crafting!
Toodle pips!

Sunday, 23 June 2013

It's Been A While.....

Morning everyone!
I've been very naughty and have been a bad blogger :-(. I've not had chance to make any cards over the past few weeks, as I've been on holiday and then just had loads of things going on at the weekends. However, yesterday I made some "me time" and went on a Saturated Canary Class at Sir Stampalot that was run by Louise. We had an absolutely fantastic day, although it all went too quick and I'm already looking forward to the next one!
I thought I'd post the three cards that we made yesterday and all credit for the designs/layouts has to go to Louise :-).
I chose to colour my images using my distress markers, which seems to be my medium of choice at the minute. However, after seeing everyone colouring with their copics yesterday I feel the need to increase my collection!
Hopefully will not be as long for my next post. Want to get back into my challenges. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Toodle pips!

Friday, 3 May 2013

Cute Tilda On Mattress

Evening everyone! I've had a such a busy week at work and I'm so glad that it's the Bank Holiday weekend! Fingers crossed that the weather's going to be nice, although I really need to spend some time sorting out my craft room......I mean study if my hubby's reading this :-).
Here's a card that I made for a couple of challenges that I really wanted to enter.

I layered a couple of the Tilda stamps to make this image and coloured her in with distress inks. I added stickles to her crown to give her some bling! The challenge over at Midweek Magnolias this week is add Lovely Lace, therefore I framed the picture with some lace from my stash.
For this week's Magnolia Down Under Challenge it's Button It Up, so I used some button ribbon out of my stash and then added a couple of buttons including one in the middle of the bow.
I finished the card off with some flowers out of my stash.
Tilda Mattress
Little Cute Tilda
My Minds Eye 6x6 paper pad - Love Me
Spellbinders - Floral Doily Accent
La La Land - Heart Banner (loving this die)
Button Ribbon
Stick On Diamantes
Lace for around the image
Leaf punch
Magnolia Down Under Challenges - Button It Up
Midweek Magnolias - Lovely Lace
The Ribbon Girl - April Magnolia Challenge - Add A Die Cut

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I'm hopefully off now to win the lottery :-). Fingers crossed!
Toodle pips!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Challenge Win..

Morning all. Just a quick post to say that I'm so excited to have won the Buttons Beads and Bows challenge over on the Magnolia-licious challenge blog! I'm really starting to get hooked by blogging and it's given my crafting a new dimension!

Hope you all have a nice day. The weather is looking good here today, although I'm stuck indoors working. Hopefully see you all in the next few days with my next challenge creation!

Toodle pips.


Sunday, 21 April 2013

Ivory and Cream Card........

Evening everyone! My second post in a day, but I really wanted to get this card done for a couple of challenges that I wanted to enter. I have to say that I'm starting to get hooked and they really focus the mind :-).
I was inspired to make this card from Julie's entry over on Midweek Magnolias by using just ivory and cream. I'm a big fan of white on white cards and really enjoyed making this.
As is my preference at the moment I coloured the image with distress inks and then highlighted with stickles glitter.
I embellished it with ribbon, lace (piece of recycled net curtain!), flowers and pearls. I also used La La Land Heart Banner, which I've seen on a few cards and just had to get. This is my first card using it.
The ingredients used for the card:
Go Kreate - XXL Square Frame - Frilly #9
Spellbinders - Timeless Rectangle
Die'sire Embossing Folder - Floral frenzy
Magnolia Tilda Stamp - Sleeping Baby Tilda
Magnolia Tilda Paper - Something Old
La La Land Die - Heart Banner
Flowers (WOC and The Ribbon Girl)
Lace(Net!) from my stash
Rose Charm (WOC)
Distress Inks
Magnolia Down Under Challenge - #193 - Going Green Baby Recycle (net curtain aka lace)
Midweek Magnolia - week #57 Copycat (inspired by Julie)
The Ribbon Girl - April Colour Challenge - Ivory and Cream
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Toodle pips.

Saturated Canary Nevaeh

Morning all!
Hope you are all well :-). I've been busy this week making a batch of cards for charity, which I've found really enjoyable, but I've also found the opportunity to make this card for the Saturated Canary Anything Goes Challenge.

Pink and Orange are a favourite colour combination of mine and I have used distress ink markers to colour her in. I really like Saturated Canary images especially the ones with the big frilly dresses!
I bought a similar dress to this yesterday, although it was navy - a thought for the next time I ink her up :-).
The ingredients for the card are:
Saturated Canary - Nevaeh Stamp
Distress Ink Markers
Spellbinders - Opulent Ovals and A2 Filgree Delight
Ribbon (Pink and Orange)
Flowers (WOC and The Ribbon Girl)
Paper - First Edition - Desert Blooms
 Bunny Zoe's Crafts - April Challenge - Favourite Colour Combo
Addicted to Stamps & More - Anything Goes

 Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Toodle pips!


Saturday, 13 April 2013

Birthday Wishes......

Hi all, it's been a busy, but a fun filled few days for myself, as it was my daughter's 2nd birthday on Thursday. We celebrated with a little party on Thursday with the family and also a trip to Drayton Manor yesterday. Hopefully the fun will go on, as I'm off from work until Tuesday, and if I'm lucky enough I maybe able to sneak a bit of crafting in! Here's a card I made with "Birthday Wishes" on my mind...
I used a Magnolia Tilda image, although her name escapes me, and I coloured her in using distress inks
The paper was from Nitwit collections and I used green card to mat and layer. I added embellishments including flowers, paper doily, hat pins, butterflies (Spellbinders die), button and twine, metal corner, flower charm (I made myself using a flower bead and crystals), ribbon, Fanciful Flourish die and Cosmic Shimmer Pearls.
The sentiment was from Creative Expressions and I used a Magnolia Doohickey for the tag.
The Ribbon Girl - April Card Challenge - just add flowers
Magnolia-licious Challenge - Buttons, Bows or Beads (I've added all three)
Thank you all for taking the time to stop by. Toodle pips!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Tilda With Love Potion

Morning all! Hope you are all well. Managed to grab some time before I start work to upload this card I made using the Magnolia Tilda With Love Potion stamp. I think this is such a lovely stamp and I especially like her shoes!

I coloured the image in using Distress Ink Markers/Inks and have to say that I'm really favouring them at the minute as a colouring medium. I find it easier to get a nice blend, as well as being able to add more shading.

The flowers are all from a goody bag that I won from The Ribbon Girl. Thank you again :-)

The ingredients I used for the card were:
Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles
Spellbinders A2 Floral Ribbon Threader
Flowers - The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment - Creative Expressions - Everyday Expressions
Paper - Nitwit Collections - Country Lady
Martha Stewart Punch for the edging
Leaf Punch
Ribbon - from Lidl (bargain!)
Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Toodle pips!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Card made for my friend's birthday

Hi all, it's been a very long day for me at work today, so just trying to regroup before I go to bed. Just wanted to pop this card on that I made yesterday for my friend's birthday. It's very similar to a couple of other cards I have made recently and I just can't stop myself from using the Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle die!

I think this die is amazing and I finished the card off with a Les Papillions Spellbinders butterfly die and added some pearls and a white ribbon.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Toodle pips!

Monday, 1 April 2013

A little bit of vintage Tilda.....

Hi all, I hope you are all enjoying the long bank holiday weekend and have indulged in plenty of Easter treats! I've enjoyed being off from work and having the time to sit down and do some crafting. Here is one of the cards I made.....
I have had this stamp for quite a while and have been dying to get in it inked up and coloured. I think my inspiration came from the Marianne Umbrella die that I bought at the NEC last weekend.
I coloured her in Sepia style with a mixture of Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress inks using pens, pads and re-inkers. I added a little bit of Worn Lipstick to her cheeks.

I made the roses using a Tonic punch. I punched out five pieces then stuck them all together using wet glue and an embossing tool. I distressed the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink.

I absolutely love this Marianne umbrella. It was a bit fiddly to get out of the die, but partly my own fault, as i didn't use any wax paper.
The ingredients for the card were:
Magnolia Tilda stamp - Drip Drop Tilda
Walnut Stain/Black Soot distress inks
Spellbinders - Opulent Ovals
Marianne Creatables Umbrella - LR0263
Spellbinders - Parisian Accents (Corner)
Tonic punch
Cream Lace
Magnolia Tilda Paper - "Something Old, Something New" - Shoe Ornament
Cosmic Shimmer - Dark bronze - for the pearls

I would like to enter this is the following challenge(s):

The Ribbon Girl - March Magnolia Only Challenge
Thank you all for taking the time to stop by. Enjoy the rest of the holiday!
Toodle pips

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Card made with my NEC stash......

Evening all! Hope you are all well and keeping warm. I've had enough of the white stuff now and can't wait to see some sun! I had a fab time at the NEC yesterday and bought lots of new crafty goodies to add to my ever increasing stash. My obsession at the minute seems to be dies and I came back with one or two new ones. I couldn't wait to get them out and make a card today and here's the result.....
I really love white on white cards, so this is my inspired creation with a couple of my new dies. This was all made using a card blank and one piece of card.
Materials used:
Couture Creations - Tied Together embossing folder
Spellbinders - A2 Filigree Delight (new)
Memory Box - Meadow Bird (new)
Cheery Lyn - Mini Dimensional Butterflies w/ Angel Wings (new)
Garden Flowers embossing folder
White Pearls
White Ribbon
Leaf paper punch
Thank you all for taking the time to stop by.
Toodle pips

Sunday, 3 March 2013

My Daughter's 2nd Birthday Card

Morning everyone! And what a sunny morning it is. Hope it lasts! I made this card yesterday and although I didn't have any plans specifically in mind for the card, towards the end I thought it would be perfect for my daughter's forthcoming 2nd birthday.

The stamp is Magnolia Tilda with teddy bear and it was coloured in with copics and highlighted with stickles. My daughter loves her teddy bears, so this image really reminds me of her and of course she loves everything pink!

The ingredients used for the card were:
Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles (my favourite at the moment)
Magnolia Tilda With Teddy Bear stamp
Pink Ribbon
Pink Baker's Twine
Papers were free from a magazine
Pink Card
Flowers were from WOC
Pink Diamantes
Paper punch for the foliage


The Ribbon Girl March Card Challenge - add ribbon or twine

As always thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Toodle pips!


Sunday, 24 February 2013

Magnolia Tilda With Comfort Blanket

Morning all! Weather is still bitterly cold outside, but a good excuse to stay indoors and craft. I'm so looking forward to the Spring/Summer!
I finally got round to making a card with this Magnolia Tilda image that I coloured when I was on holiday last September (!). I tried to use Spring colours to cheer me up in the midst of this dreary winter weather.
The materials used were:
Magnolia Tilda Stamp With Comfort Blanket
Copic pens
Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles
Yellow Ribbon
Flowers/Butterfly Border from my stash
Metal Corner from Wild Orchid Crafts
Papers were from a magazine
Punch for the leaves
Stickles Glitter Glue
Thank you for looking.
Have decided to be brave and enter this into my first ever challenge at the:
Toodle pips. Donna.x

Friday, 15 February 2013

A Simple Birthday Card to lose myself for a while....

Hi all, I definately needed to do some crafting tonight to lose myself for a little while and here is the result :-). I also needed to do something with my hands in order to keep them out of the chocolate tin!
This is a really quick card using Spellbinders Medallion Five, Garden Flowers Embossing Folder and some pink ribbon and diamantes! This pink is a particular favourite of mine. Anyway must get off now, as waaaayyyy past my bedtime!
Toodle pips. Donna.x

Sunday, 3 February 2013

A Butterfly Kind of Day....

Hi all. Today I appeared to be inspired by butterflies by creating the two cards pictured below. I had previously had trouble with these dies by removong the die cut, which was very fiddly, however, I recently purchased some very cheap baking paper and I have to say that it worked wonders. The die cuts just fell out of the die literally! Highly recommended for anyone having trouble with these oh so beautiful (but very fiddly) dies on the market.
The above card was created using the new Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles just being released and also Spellbinders Les Papillions. A couple of pearls were added and the sentiment was from a Creative Expressions "Thoughtful Sentiments".
Again for the card above I used the Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle, but this time a Marianne Creatables Butterfly was added with a few pearls down the centre.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Toodle pips!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Valentines Day Card With Pop Out Gift

Hi fellow crafters! Again it's been a busy time with Christmas and work, but I have finally managed to get some crafting done and produced this Valentines Day Card.
I wanted to make a card and gift all in one, so I made this pop out heart shaped card and dangled a necklace inside. I love jewellery making, but can't take the credit for the necklace, as it was bought in the sales!
Ingredients for the card:
White A4 Card
Pink A4 Card
Spellbinders Heart Squares
Pink Pearls
Garden Flowers Embossing Folder
Thank you for taking the time to look. Toodle pips!