Lilac Time!

My lovely friend Carole generously lent me some of her Magnolia stamps to play with a while ago, and this is a card I made with the gorgeous Lilac Tilda images.  Thanks ever so, Carole, and I’m pleased that you like the card!

I used papers from Daisy Bucket for the background, and Tilda, as usual, was coloured with Prisma pencils using paper stumps and Sansodor to blend.  I highlighted Tilda’s lilacs and the butterfly with a touch of Stickles glitter glue, although this doesn’t show up very well in the photo. The sentiment stamp is by Cuddly Buddly.  This was cut out using the scalloped circle Nestabilities with my Cuttlebug, and then layered on some lilac cardstock, also die-cut with the Nestabilities.  The flowers and brad are from my stash.

Two for One!

The challenges on Cute Card Thursday and A Spoon Full of Sugar are both irresistible this week. The first is to make a card for a child, and the second is to make a card for a boy. My fab nephew, Harry, will be twelve next month, so I saw this as an excellent opportunity to make a birthday card for him, and combine the two themes.

I used the super cool Sk8r Boy stamp by Sugar Nellie as my image.  He was coloured with Prisma pencils, with paper stumps and Sansodor to blend, then matted and layered onto DCWV cardstock in lime green and blue.  I embossed a larger piece of the blue card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and layered that onto matching backing paper, which was another magazine freebie.  Brads were attached to the cardstock at the side, and then the edges were trimmed with decorative scissors. The text was printed on the computer. The scalloped circles were cut with Nestabilities, then layered to make the sentiment rosette.

Ismaki Sketch 27

Manue has designed a lovely sketch for the 27th Ismaki Challenge, and here is my interpretation of the sketch for this week. The guest designer this time is Debby, who has made a beautiful card using Manue’s design.

The gorgeous image, from a Hanglar & Stanglar stamp, was sent to me by Caz – thanks Caz, you’re a star! The strawberry papers are from a magazine, and seemed perfect to use with this image. I coloured my strawberry girl with Derwent Artists’ pencils, which are an excellent substitute for Prismas. They blend beautifully with paper stumps and Sansodor too. I matted the image onto Bazzill and Bazill Bling cardstock, and I also used the latter for my tag. The grosgrain and sheer ribbons, flowers, and brads used are from my stash. 

New Sarah Kay Challenge Blog

Sarah Kay images have been firm favourites with me since I was a child, and I was very pleased to find a new blog where I could use my new Sarah Kay stamp for the challenges.  The first week’s theme over at Sarah Kay Weekly Challenge is ‘Lovely Lilac’, and here is my card.

Tilda and Friends – Perfect Pearls

This week’s theme at Tilda and Friends is ‘Perfect Pearls’.  I made a background with Perfect Pearls powders for my ATC.  I used an Autumn Leaves scroll stamp with Versamark on black cardstock, then dusted various colours of the mica powder on to the stamped scrolls. Unfortunately, the colours don’t show up too well on my scan.  Tilda is coloured with Prisma pencils, with Sansodor to blend.  I then highlighted her with a pearly acrylic paint to give her a sheen.  The word is made with a Dymo machine, and I added some ‘jet’ flower gems to embellish.

Do come and join us in this week’s challenge. There is a fab prize of some Papermania sticky-backed pearls and some images from the Magnolia Summer stamp club.  I’m looking forward to seeing your ATC!

Penny Black Challenge- Buttons and Brads

The challenge over at Penny Black this week is to use buttons and brads on your card.   Here is the card I made for this challenge. 

I used the popular K & Co Designer Paper in my current favourite colour combinations of coral and pale turquoise for the backing, and the image of the cute little hedgie is coloured with Prisma pencils, using paper stumps and Sansodor to blend. The embossed ‘with love’ on the dark coral card is made with one of the Cuttlebug border embossing folders.  I edged this card with a dark red ink pad, and rubbed this lightly on the embossed words to highlight.  Everything is from my stash.

Friday Sketchers 9

 This is the latest sketch at Friday Sketchers

…and here is my card. 

I used designer paper from the Hannah Papers range by K & Co. The image is another Precious Moment stamp, coloured with Prisma pencils, and blended using paper stumps with Sansodor.  The flowers, brad and buttons are from my stash.

Sketch Saturday – Challenge 5

I found a lovely new sketch challenge blog, and here is the sketch for this week at Sketch Saturday.

I decided not too do ‘cute’ on this one, as my more ‘arty’ stamps are feeling neglected!  I used a DP by K & Co, and the stamp is by Stampington.  The birthday greeting is printed on the computer and layered using Nestabilities.  Everything else is from my stash.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

For once I’ve managed to make a card to enter a challenge on the right day!  Here is my card for the latest challenge over at Cute Card Thursday, where the theme is ‘The Great Outdoors’.  

The image is a Precious Moment stamp, coloured with Prisma pencils, with Sansodor and paper stumps to blend.  The backing paper is by K & Co, the sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts, and the embossing is done with a Cuttlebug border embossing folder.  The grosgrain ribbon, metal tag, and flower are from my stash.

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge

This week’s theme for the challenge at Tilda and Friends is ‘Lavender and Lace’ – a lovely romantic combination, don’t you think?

My Tilda image was coloured with Marvy markers, with a water brush to blend.  The backing paper is by K & Co, and the paper lace and flower embellishments are from my stash. The words were printed on the computer, die-cut with Nestabilities, and then matted. To finish, I edged the ATC with a purple chalk ink pad to define it. 

ATC Magnolia - Lavender and Lace

The design team have some gorgeous cards to show, so do go along to have a look and perhaps you will be tempted to join in yourself!  There is also a wonderful prize on offer, consisting of some paper lace from Lakelands, and some stamped images from the Magnolia Summer Club Kit.

Previous Older Entries Next Newer Entries