Friday, 30 March 2012

Expecting

 
Hi

Today I've made a card using Mother to be Tilda.


I coloured Tilda using my Copic Markers.  Here's a close-up:


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Divas by Design - Stamp Something
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge - Stamp It


RECIPE:


Image: Mother to be Tilda from Magnolia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Papers & Card: From my stash
Ribbon, Pins and Pearls: From my stash
Flowers: From Wild Orchid Crafts
Tools: Spellbinders Fleur de Lys Squares, Nesties Ovals.  Magnolia Doo Hickey Leaves Die with Sizzix Big Shot

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.

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Penni
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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Midweek Magnolias #4 - Sketch Time

Hi

We have a fabulous sketch for you this week over at Midweek Magnolias.


Here's my card:



I used Tilda with Daisy for this card and coloured her using my Copic Markers.
Here's a close-up:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

Magnolia-Licious - Photo Inspiration
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Spring



RECIPE 

Image: Tilda with Daisy by Magnolia
Sentiment:  From Autumn Leaves Ticketed Stamp Set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Papers and Card: From my stash
Tools: Nesties Ovals, Whimsy Stamps Ticket Die and Magnolia Doo Hickey Tilda Lace all with Sizzix Big Shot.
Buttons and Flowers: From my stash

I can't wait to see what you create using our sketch, and don't forget to check out what the rest of our fabulous Design Team have created over at  Midweek Magnolias.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs
Penni
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Wordless Wednesday


He might be growing into a huge cat, but Orion can still turn on that cute kitten charm!!! 

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Penni
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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Elisabeth Bell's World March / April Challenge

 
Hi

It's time for another fabulous challenge over at Elisabeth Bell's World.
This month our theme is Shabby Chic - so we want to see some distressing and lots of white.

Here's my card:


I used Melinda Blowing Kisses which is a Whiff of Joy Stamp designed by Elisabeth Bell.

I coloured Melinda using my Copic Markers.  Here's a close-up:


I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Bingo (I chose the line Buttons / Free / Flowers)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Photo Inspiration
Alphabet Challenge - D is for Dry Embossing


RECIPE: 

Image - Melinda Blowing Kisses
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Card - From my stash
Papers - Magnolia
Doily, Button, Lace, Flowers and Ribbon - From my stash
Ticket - Made using Whimsy Stamps Ticket Die and a stamp from Autumn Leaves Tickets Stamp Set
Tools - Nesties Labels Eleven with Sizzix Big Shot.  Corner Rounder.  Distressing Tool.  Flower Embossing Folder


There's always fabulous prizes on offer for the winner of our challenge over at Elisabeth Bell's World.  Our challenge lasts for a whole month, so you have plenty of time to enter and you can use ANY Elisabeth Bell designed image.   Make sure you hop on over to the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog and check out what the rest of our fabulous Design Team have created, there's plenty of inspiration there !!!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Penni
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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Click ! - Digi Bells DT Post

Hi

For my Digi Bells DT Post this time I chose to use Click !
I love all the detail on this cute image.


I coloured the image using my Copic Markers, here's a close-up:


I kept this card nice and simple, using just a ribbon and a camera charm.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

ABC DT Challenge - Spring
PaperPlay Challenge - Spring colours
One Stop Craft Challenge - Clean and Simple


Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.

Hugs
Penni
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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Copic Colouring "Textured" Jeans - A Video Tutorial

Hi

When I colour jeans with my Copic Markers, I like to add some texture using Holtz Copic Activator and a scrap of old denim cloth.  I've made a video showing how I do this.


If you don't have any Holtz Copic Activator, you can use Colourless Blender Refill Fluid or Copic Cleaner Fluid in a Mini Mister instead.

I used this image to make a note book using my We R Memory Keepers Cinch.


The image is from Saturated Canary and is called "Love Letters".  Here's a close up of the finished image:


List of Copics Used:

Skin - E21, E0000, E000, E00 R20
Lips - R22
Eyes - B34
Hair - E31, E34, E37
Top - R22, R24, C2, C0 and Colourless Blender
Jeans - B91, B93, B95 and B97
Envelope - W1 and R22


The other items used on this project are:

Cinch Binding Machine
Cinch 0.75 inch O-Wire
Cinch Book Boards
Xyron Creative Station Adhesive
Pencil
Papers and Card from my stash
Charm, Chain, Mini Bulldog Clip, Bakers Twine and Ribbon from my stash
Tabs and Book Plate cut using my Silhouette


I'm entering this book into the following challenges:

Saturated Canary Challenge - Twine
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Let's Get Digital
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Red, White & Blue
2 Sisters Challenge - Spots and Dots


Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I hope you found my video helpful.


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Penni
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Midweek Magnolias #3 - A Recipe Challenge

Hi

It Wednesday again and that means it's time for our next challenge over at Midweek Magnolias!!!

This week we have a recipe challenge for you - The Recipe is 1-2-3 1 Ribbon, 2 Pearls and 3 Flowers.

Here's my card:


I used Sneaky Tilda from Magnolia Christmas 2010 Collection - she's a fabulous stamp, and is great for using all year round.

I coloured her using my Prismacolor Pencils.  Here's a close-up:



RECIPE:
Image - Sneaky Tilda from Magnolia
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium - Prismacolor Pencils blended using Sansodor and Paper Stumps
Papers - From my stash
Ribbon and Pearls - From my stash
Flowers - From Wild Orchid Crafts
Tools - Nesties Large Circles and Marianne Creatables Frame Die with Sizzix Big Shot


I also entering this card into the following challenges.

Wild Orchid Challenge - Bingo (I chose the line Gems / Flowers / Ribbons or Lace)
Allsorts Challenge - Three in a Row (I've used three flowers in a row)


I can't wait to see what you create with our Recipe Challenge at Midweek Magnolias, don't forget to take a look at the rest of the DT cards for some fabulous inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Penni
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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Make it Crafty DT Call

Hi

Have you heard?  Zoe at Make It Crafty is having a DT Call.  I love Zoe's products, so of course I've given it a go.


I've made a card using one of Make It Crafty's Digi images called Aussie Outback Sheila.




I coloured Sheila using my Copic Markers, here's a close-up:



RECIPE:


Image: Aussie Outback Sheila
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Ink: Forest Pine and Pumice Stone Distress Inks
Card: From my stash
Papers: Basic Grey
Button, Ribbon, Leather Lace: From my stash
Australia: Cut using my Silhouette


DT Call Questions:

Country of Residence - I live in Nottingham, England.

What style of creations do you like to make?  I would describe my style as Cute, with some Shabby Chic.

What do you enjoy most about crafting?  My main area of work is card making, although I really enjoy trying other types of project, such as alteration or 3D template work.

What are your favourite products at Make It Crafty?  … is this a trick question? All of the products are fabulous, but I suppose that I would favour the digi images and the chipboard embellishments. Digi’s are so versatile and the ones from Make It Crafty are First Class. As for the embellishments – you can never have enough in your stash!

Why would you like to be on the Make It Crafty Team? Being on the Make It Crafty team would be an absolute honour. The style and quality of the products is fantastic and it would allow me to use my artistic imagination and colouring skills to promote products that I really believe in and want to show off to the rest of the world.

Link up one of your favourite project and say why this is your favourite. One of my favourite projects at the moment is Say It With Flowers. This card combines stamping and colouring with flowers, embellishments, design papers and die cuts to produce a card that is gentle and feminine within a framework of numerous different techniques.


I'm also going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Use Green 
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Cute as a Button (use buttons on your card)
2 Sisters Challenge - Spots n Dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you like my card. 

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Penni
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Friday, 16 March 2012

Digi Bells March Release Blog Hop


Hi

It's time for another Digi release from Elisabeth Bell - As usual, the Digi Bells are holding a great blog hop to celebrate, with a chance to win a Digi Image along the way.  If you hopped to me  from Janiel then you're on the right track.  If not, then hop on over to The Digi Bells DT Blog for the start of the hop.

Elisabeth has spoilt us this month with not one by two amazing new digi images!!!

Lil Lils

Mary Lou Sweet Tooth Fairy

Aren't they both just fabulous!!!   Here's what I made:


I made a card using Lil Lils.  I coloured her using my Copic Markers.  Here's a close-up:



As usual, you have the opportunity to win one of these fabulous images.

All you have to do is complete the hop and leave comments on each blog.  Two winners will be picked at random.  You have until 30 March 2012 to leave your comments and the winners will be picked and posted on the Digi Bells Blog on 31 March 2012.

The second way to win is to complete the hop as above and then make a card using the theme "Flowers" and ANY Elisabeth Bell image and post in on your blog linking it on the Digi Bells Blog,  You have until 30 March 2012 to link up your cards and the winner will be posted on the Digi Bells Blog on 31 March 2012.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges: 

Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with a Button
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi


Your next stop on our hop is LYNDA - Enjoy.

Hugs
Penni
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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Rachel, Little Angel - Digi Bells DT Post

 
Hi

For my Digi Bells DT Post this time I decided to use Rachel, Little Angel.   I made a cute little notebook.


This notebook is made using a couple of beer mats for the front and back, and my Cinch Binding Tool.
I coloured Rachel using my Copic Markers.


As this notebook is really quite small, I kept the embellishments quite simple using a couple of buttons and a flower.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hope you like it.

Hugs
Penni
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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Midweek Magnolia #2 - Sketch Time!!!

 
Hi

It's Wednesday, so that means it time for our second challenge over at Midweek Magnolias !!!!

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge, you can find the sketch on the Midweek Magnolia Challenge Blog.

Here's my card -


I love this wedding stamp, Tilda and Edwin look lovely as the Bride and Groom .  I decided to give my card a vintage feel and kept it monochromatic.  I coloured it with my Copic Markers - here's a close-up.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

Mad for Markers - Monochromatic
Creative Card Crew - Vintage
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Going Dotty


RECIPE:

Image - Magnolia Bride and Groom
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Papers & Card - From my stash
Tools - Nesties Large Ovals, Magnolia Doo Hickey Tilda Tag and Marianne Designs Key Die all with Sizzix Big Shot.
Ribbon, Pearls & Twine - From my stash
Flower - Wild Orchid Crafts 


I can't wait to see what you create using our sketch,  hop on over the Midweek Magnolia Challenge and see what the rest of our talented Design Team have created, I'm sure you'll find plenty of inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Penni
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"Wordless" Wednesday!!


Here he is - Mr Handsome
I can't believe how much Orion has grown - he's only 10 months old and already weighs in at 19 Pounds!!!


If you fancy a giggle click HERE to see my other cat, Erin, watching Dog Agility.

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Penni
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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Nice and Simple

 
Hi

Just a quick post this evening.  I've made a card using Priscilla Pie from Saturated Canary.


I coloured the image using my Copic Markers.  Here's a close-up


I've used no Patterned Papers for this card, just some coloured card from my stash.  I cut the doily using a Cheery Lynn Mega Doily cut using my Sizzix Bit Shot Pro, this doily is lovely it measures about 7.5 inches across.  


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Paper Sundaes - Feminine
Stampin for the Weekend - Photo Inspiration
Saturated Canary - Use a Doily


Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.

Hugs
Penni
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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Erin At Crufts

Hi Everyone

Simon here with another instalment of the crazy situations that I call 'Life'.

I know that Crufts is supposed to be a dog show for dog lovers, but Erin the cat seemed fascinated by the dog agility on the television last night. She sat, watched all of the action and then let her opinions be known!

The video below shows her watching in amazement as the 'silly' dogs perform like ... well, performing dogs!!!

Have a look and see what you think. Am I the only sane and sensible level headed person around here?!?


video


I hope that you enjoyed this little moment of madness.

Keep smiling ! That way, nobody is ever sure what you are thinking !?!

Simon.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Come Fly With Me

 
Hi

Today I've used one of my new Magnolia Stamps to make a lovely card for a boy.


This stamp is called Edwin with Airplane and I coloured it using my Copic Markers.
Here's a close-up:


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Inspired by a song (my song is Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra)
Anything Goes Challenge - Boyz to Men
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Ribbon
One Stitch at a Time Challenge - Reuse / Recycle (the yellow ticket is collected from a trip out. I always save bits like this, you never know when they might be useful!!!)


RECIPE:

Image - Edwin with Airplane
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Papers - Basic Grey
Card - From my stash
Tools - Nesties Squares and Scalloped Squares with Sizzix Big Shot
Embellishments - Ribbon from my stash, Tim Holtz Adage Ticket, other ticket is recycled


Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.

Hugs
Penni
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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Hello!! - Midweek Magnolias First Challenge

 
Hi

It's an exciting day today - it's time for the first challenge over at Midweek Magnolias.

Here's my card:


I think Tilda's excited about our new challenge too LOL!!!

I used Dancing Party Tilda from Magnolia's You're So Special Collection and coloured her using my Copic Markers - Here's a close-up:


I kept my card simple, using paper, ribbon and a button from my stash.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft your Passion Challenge - Celebrations
Magnolia Down Under - Button & Bows
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Monochromatic Green

If you haven't checked out the Midweek Magnolia's Challenge Blog yet, then now's the time.  The Design Team have been busy creating some fabulous things and our challenge is sponsored by Magnolia (Sweden) themselves!!!  I hope you can find time to join us for your first challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you liked my card.

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Penni
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