Saturday 6 September 2008

Spiral Whisper Challenge #1

It's the first challenge this week from Spiral Whisper and they have a great sketch to use. There are some fabby new stamps just released on their shop site here which are well worth a look! PLUS they are giving away two of their stamps to one lucky entrant of the challenge this week.

This is "Martha Ballerina" - she's a joy to colour in! I have done the colouring with Promarkers and a touch of Sakura. The paper is Designer Digitals, card is Bazill and gems are Swarovski. The ribbon comes from the local florist. Sentiment is Hero Arts and I have dyed the Scrap Fairies flowers using Adirondack ink pads. Thanks for looking.

I apologise for having done NO blogging this week but I am on my way to see y'all tonight :)

Thursday 4 September 2008

Cute Card Thursday #26 - Pretty in Pink!

Nice and easy theme this week from Cute Card Thursday - just make a card with lots of pink. I took the brief very much to heart as you can see - pink overload!

Image is Cuddly Buddly and is coloured with Promarkers and Sakura pens. Paper is Basic Grey, flowers Scrap Fairies and Prima. Everything else from my stash.

There is another lovely stamp to give away this week from Inklebod Stamps and it's definitely worth checking out the beautiful cards from the DT too so pop over to the site for full details.

Wednesday 3 September 2008

Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges - Welcome Friends!

A fresh start this week for Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges as we welcome some friends to the fun! "We all love Tilda, but realise that sometimes it can be refreshing to use a different stamp now and then on our ATCs, so from now on please feel free to use other images that feature the cute round faces we have come to love. Suggestions would be the Scandinavian family of Hanglar and Stanglar that are soon to be available to us in the UK at Funky Kits or perhaps the Sugar Nellie Hamish and Maggie or Luca and Nellie. Or you could use one of the Cuddly Buddly people stamps (not the animals or bears though, unless that is the theme one week) or some of the cute people from Sprial Whisper, Precious Moments, or the Country Girls from Alota stamps. We do not want to see any Sarah Kay, Sweet Ebony or similar styles as although we love these images, they are more realistic in design and there are already several blogs featuring them. So please keep to the cute round faces and take your inspiration each week from the design team's creations."

Our resident Magnolia Design Team member Andrea has also donated a FABBY prize of a Cross Stitch Tilda stamp from the BRAND NEW Magnolia Collection and also some yummy ribbon, flowers and a selection of stamped images for one lucky entrant. It's definitely worth joining in the fun!

I have used this gorgeous Cuddly Buddly stamp and coloured her in with Promarkers and Sakura pens. Baking paper is from Basic Grey Lily Kate range and some ribbon, gems and punched flowers add the finishing touches.

I have used my finished ATC to make a door hanger as I want to show you that your ATCs can actually come in very handy to have in stock! Great for if you need a quick card - you have a topper ready made to mount! They make great additions to box lids, calendars, mini books and a whole host of other things too.

Tuesday 2 September 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar #15 - Anything BUT a Card

Another different challenge this week from A Spoonful of Sugar - this week you have to make anything BUT a card.

This is "Maud". She's a Creative Expressions stamp and I just LOVE her - attitude or what? I've coloured her in with Polychromos pencils and Sakura Stardust pens, with a little clear Sakura Stardust water-coloured over the top for shimmer. Paper is from a Dovecraft pack and I can't remember where I got the sentiment! Great memory I have at the moment ..... or maybe it's just a sign I have too many stamps. NAH - no such thing!

Sunday 31 August 2008

Penny Black Saturday #12 - Stars & Stripes

The theme this week from Penny Black Saturday is "Stars & Stripes". I got these spiral bound notebooks from Lidl this week. They were 3 for £1.50 - an absolute bargain. Anyway I couldn't wait to be let loose on one of them so here it is!

This is "Bun Bun", whom I have coloured with Promarkers and Sakura pens. Card is SU, paper is Designer Digitals and I have added punched shapes, die cuts and Prima flowers with an assortment of satin ribbon from Joanna Sheen. The lace is from my local haberdashers and I have kept some cream and dyed some by pressing it onto an Adirondack ink pad.

I am pleased with how this cheap notebook altered and think I might do some of these for presents now! Thanks for looking.