A Boy Thing

As a mum to two boys, I know how much they all love walls, whether it be climbing, walking, or sitting, on them.  I’m afraid I can’t fathom the fascination; it must be a boy thing!  This is my Tilda and Friends ATC for this week’s challenge, which is called ‘One for the Boys’.  I’m sorry I’m a little late in posting, but I have had a very busy couple of weeks, with health issues and family visits.  I’ve used my Prisma pencils, for a change, to colour Edwin and his wall.  The flower-shaped brads are from my stash; the sentiment is computer-printed, as is the butterfly.

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Two New Cards

Here are a couple of cards that I made to send to two very dear friends.

On the first I used Stamping Bella’s adorable Eloise Greengrass, from the Chichiboulie Fairies range.  The DP is Euphoria by Basic Grey, and the lilac cardstock is from my stash, as are the flowers and brads. The sentiment is by Whiff of Joy, and the design is based on Katharina’s wonderful sketch #32. 

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For this card I went back to my Prisma pencils temporarily.  I used Magnolia’s Tilda with roses for my image, and DP by Bella Press.  The large brad and ‘friend’ sentiment rub-on are from HOTP.  I used Martha Stewart’s doiley punch to punch all the scallops, and the flower, ribbon and flat backed pearls are from my stash.

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Buttons and Bows

This week the challenge at Tilda and Friends is to use buttons on your ATCs. I’ve kept mine fairly simple this time.  I used the Magnolia hearts stamp, which I coloured with Prisma pencils, with Sansodor and paper stumps to blend, and then tied a vintage mother of pearl button to the centre of the hearts with embroidery floss.  The background is a gorgeous K & Co paper, and the embossed buttons are made with one of the new Cuttlebug border embossing folders. I edged the card with a chalk ink pad, and ran this lightly over the embossed buttons to emphasise their shapes.  I attached the hearts to the ATC with some 1mm foam pads for a little  extra dimension, and added three more vintage buttons to embellish the ATC further.  The words were made on the computer, shaded with a browny-pink ink pad, and placed on the card.  To finish, I drew faux stitches on the edges of the ATC.

Why don’t you raid your button box, and come join us in making some beautiful ATCs? There’s a special prize for the under 16’s this week, full of goodies to keep little hands busy during the summer holidays!

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.