Friday, 28 January 2011

It's Behind You !!!

 
Hi

For today's card I've used one of my favourite Magnolia Stamps - Sneaky Tilda.


 I coloured the image using my Copic Markers.  I added some Stickles Glitter Glue to the trim on Tilda's top and trousers and also on the flowers for a bit of sparkle. 

Here's a close-up.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Flowers
Everybody Art Challenge - My Favourite Thing
Penny's Papercraft Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Flowers
Stamp with Fun - Blue & Brown


Recipe

Image: Sneaky Tilda from Magnolia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Ranger Distress Ink in Stained Walnut
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Papers: From the G.C.D. Studios Ella Blue Stack
Card: From my stash
Tools: Nesties Beaded Circles, Large Rectangles and Diamonds with Sizzix Big Shot. 
Embellishments: Ribbon from my stash.  Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.

Hugs



The Stamping Bazaar Challenge

  
Hi

It's challenge time again over at The Stamping Bazaar and this week we have this great sketch for you.


 Here's my card.


The digi I've used is called Catch of the Day - it's one of my favourites. 
I coloured the image using Promarkers.  Here's a close-up.



Recipe:

Image: Catch of the Day from The Stamping Bazaar Store
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: Basic Grey
Tools: Nesties Lacey Squares with Sizzix Big Shot
Ribbon & Brad: From my stash

So hop on over to The Stamping Bazaar for all the challenge details.


I'm also entering this card into the challenge over at Samuel Taylors where the theme is  "Copic Chic/ Promarker Gal"

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

WOYWW 26/01

 
Hi

Well, its been a while since I joined in with WOYWW so I thought I ought to get the camera out and let you all have a little peek.



I only turned by back for a moment to get my camera, but it was still enough time to be invaded by felines!!!!  I think you can just about see some the Magnolias I've been colouring ready to make some cards. 


Erin is so inquisitive, she is into everything.  She loves to explore and make up new games to play.  The funniest thing is to see Thomas with her.  He adores her and she has brought out the kitten in him - he seems to have regressed completely back to kittenhood!!! They run around all over the house as she is soooooo fast sometimes all we see is a blur lol!!! She also loves her cuddles and has the most amazing purr I've ever heard. 


For those that may not know, Erin is a 6th Generation Savannah Cat - The Savannah is a tall lean graceful cat with striking dark spots and other bold markings. It is a domestic breed which closely resembles its ancestral source, the African Serval, but is smaller in stature. It is affectionate and outgoing, with exceptionally long neck, legs, and tall ears, as well as a medium length tail, the Savannah is both unusual and beautiful. The Savannah is also an exceptionally graceful and well balanced cat (Information from TICA).

Anyway thanks for stopping by, I'm off for a nosy.

Hugs

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Just Hanging Around !!!

  
Hi

Today I would like to show you this cute card I've made using two Magnolia Stamps - Dangling Tilda and Elegant Heart Ribbon.  I've had these stamps for ages and this is the first time I've used them!!!  I have to confess that I got the idea of hanging Tilda from the ribbon when looking through the lastest Magnolia Ink Magazine, Kim made a lovely card using the same two stamps.  Thanks for the inspiration Kim. 

 
 I coloured the image using my Copic Markers and also added some Shimmerz Paints for a bit of extra sparkle.  Here's a close-up.


Recipe:

Stamps: Dangling Tilda and Elegant Heart Ribbon from Magnolia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Ranger Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet
Colour Medium: Copic Markers and Shimmerz Paints
Papers: Magnolia and G.C.D. Studios
Card: From my stash
Tools: Nestibilities Labels 8 and Nellies Multi Frame Dies Flower with Sizzix Big Shot
Embellishments: Button, Ribbon and Heart Charm all from my stash


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Really Reasonable Ribbons Challenge - Heart Theme
Craft Your Days Away - Love Theme
Paper Cutz Challenge - It's Your Choice
Stamp Something - Cute Somethings
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Clear as Mud (use brown and one other colour)
Totally Papercrafts Challenge - Add a Heart

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.

Hugs



Friday, 21 January 2011

The Stamping Bazaar's Valentine's Blog Hop Day 3 - Plus Challenge!!!

 

  

Welcome to Day Three of The Stamping Bazaar's three day Valentine's Blog Hop - and it's our Challenge Day too !!!

You've already seen the first two Valentine's Digis designed by Marina Neira and today I can show you the final image in the collection.

If you arrived here from Marley's Blog then you're on the right track. If not, then hop on over to Barbara's Blog to start the Hop.

Here's a list of everyone on the Hop, just in case you get lost !!!

Barbara
Emma and Susan
Lynda
Marley
Penni - You are HERE !!!!
Tina
Tori
The Stamping Bazaar Blog

So, on to my card. Today's image is called Marvin with Daisies and our theme for this week's challenge is Stitching - Real or Faux.  Here's what I made.


 I coloured the image using my Promarkers, here's a close-up.



Recipe:

Image: Marvin with Daisies available at The Stamping Bazaar from Saturday 22 January
Sentiment: LOTV
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: Stampin' Up
Tools: Nellies Multi Frames Hearts Die and Nesties Circles with Sizzix Big Shot. Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Embellishments:  Ribbon, Flowers, Pin, Brad, Spacer and Charm from my stash


All three of the new Digis go on sale at The Stamping Bazaar Store on Saturday 22 January at 12.00am EST.

Now for the best bit - Everyone who comments on The Stamping Bazaar Blog Hop Posts will have a chance to win that day's featured Digi, and your chances will be greater if you comment on each DT members' Blog Post too. Also, at the end of our three day Blog Hop, one winner will be chosen to win the entire set of three (3) Digis - How fabulous is that ?!!

So now on to your next stop on the Hop - Tina. Enjoy!!!!

Don't forget the challenge this week too - The theme is Stitching, Real or Faux and you can find all the details over on The Stamping Bazaar Blog

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The Stamping Bazaar's Valentine's Blog Hop Day 2

  

Welcome to Day Two of The Stamping Bazaar's three day Valentine's Blog Hop.

You've already seen the first Valentine's Digi designed by Marina Neira and we still have two fabulous new Digi's to show you - one today and the final one tomorrow.   

If you arrived here from Marley's Blog then you're on the right track. If not, then hop on over to Barbara's Blog to start the Hop.

Here's a list of everyone on the Hop, just in case you get lost !!!

Barbara
Emma and Susan
Lynda
Marley
Penni - You are HERE !!!!
Tina
Tori
The Stamping Bazaar Blog

So, on to my card. Today's image is called Louisa and Leoncio Sweethearts. Here's what I made.


I coloured the image using my Promarkers, here's a close-up.



Recipe:

Image:  Louisa and Leoncio Sweethearts available at The Stamping Bazaar from Saturday 22 January
Colouring Medium:  Promarkers
Papers:  Stampin' Up
Card: From my stash
Tools:  Nellies Multi Frames Hearts Die and Doily Circle with Sizzix Big Shot.  Martha Stewart Hearts Border Punch
Embellishments: Love Charm from my stash

All three of the new Digis go on sale at The Stamping Bazaar Store on Saturday 22 January at 12.00am EST.


Now for the best bit - Everyone who comments on The Stamping Bazaar Blog Hop Posts will have a chance to win that day's featured Digi, and your chances will be greater if you comment on each DT members' Blog Post too. Also, at the end of our three day Blog Hop, one winner will be chosen to win the entire set of three (3) Digis - How fabulous is that ?!!

So now on to your next stop on the Hop - Tina. Enjoy!!!!

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge  - Animal Magic
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The Stamping Bazaar's Valentine's Blog Hop Day 1

  

  

Welcome to the first day of The Stamping Bazaar's three day Valentine's Blog Hop.

We have three fabulous new Digi's to show you over the next three days, all designed by the amazingly talented Marina Neira - I know you're going to love them.

If you arrived here from Marley's Blog then you're on the right track.  If not, then hop on over to Barbara's Blog to start the Hop. 

Here's a list of everyone on the Hop, just in case you get lost !!!

Barbara
Emma and Susan
Lynda
Marley
Penni - You are HERE !!!!
Tina
Tori
The Stamping Bazaar Blog

So, on to my card.  The first image I have to show you is called Chickies Valentine.  Here's what I made.  


I coloured the image using my Promarkers, here's a close-up.


Recipe:

Image: Chickies Valentine available at The Stamping Bazaar from Saturday 22 January
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: A mixture of Magnolia and some from my stash  
Tools: Martha Stewart Punches - Branch, Doily Edge and Valentine Border.  Nellies Multi Frames Hearts Die with Sizzix Big Shot
Embellishments: Flowers and Pin from my stash

All three of the new Digis go on sale at The Stamping Bazaar Store on Saturday 22 January at 12.00am EST.

Now for the best bit - Everyone who comments on The Stamping Bazaar Blog Hop Posts will have a chance to win that day's featured Digi, and your chances will be greater if you comment on each DT members' Blog Post too.  Also, at the end of our three day Blog Hop, one winner will be chosen to win the entire set of three (3) Digis - How fabulous is that ?!!


So now on to your next stop on the Hop - Tina.  Enjoy!!!!

I'm also entering this card into the Passion for Promarkers Challenge, where the theme this week is "All You Need Is Love!!!"

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs


Friday, 14 January 2011

The Stamping Bazaar Challenge - Use Punches

  
Hi

It's time for another challenge over at The Stamping Bazaar and this week the theme is to use punches in your creation. 

Here's my card:


I've used the Gingerbread Plushie Digi, which you can get as a freebie HERE!!!! He's perfect for getting a good head start on this year's Christmas Cards LOL!!!


Recipe:

Image: Gingerbread Plushie from The Stamping Bazaar
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Card & Paper: From my stash
Punches: Martha Stewart
Die: Nellie's Multi Frames Scalloped Circle with Sizzix Big Shot  
Embellishments: Ribbon & Flowers from my stash


Marina always offers great prizes to the winners of our challenges, so hop on over to The Stamping Bazaar and see what the rest of our Design Team have created and join in the fun!!!!  Don't forget, you MUST use an image from The Stamping Bazaar to enter this challenge

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Tilda for A Valentine

 
Hi

Today I've made a Valentine's Card using Cutie Circus Tilda from the Apples & Cherries Collection. 


I coloured Tilda using my Copic Markers.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - Use Red and a Die Cut
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Lothian Crafts - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe Monthly Craft Challenges - Love is in the Air
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes



Recipe:

Image: Cutie Circus Tilda from Magnolia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers 
Papers: Black Paper from Stampin' Up, Red Paper from my stash 
Tools: Nellie Multi Frames Heart with Sizzix Big Shot
Embellishments: Ribbon and Charm from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today.   Hope you like it.

Hugs

Friday, 7 January 2011

The Stamping Bazaar Challenge

   
Hi

It's time for the first challenge of 2011 over at The Stamping Bazaar!!!

This week's challenge is Lace & Ribbon. 

Here's my card: 


I used Party Time Louisa for this card and coloured her with my Promarkers. 

Here's a close-up.


Recipe:

Image: Party Time Louisa from The Stamping Bazaar
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: From my stash
Ribbon & Lace: From my stash
Tools: Nellies Multiframes Scalloped Oval with Sizzix Big Shot


So, hop on over to The Stamping Bazaar to see what the rest of our talented Design Team have created and join in with the challenge - Marina always offers fabulous prizes for the challenge winners.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs