Sweet Christmas Sugar

I love this gorgeous Nellie stamp – she looks so cosy with her winter outfit and teddy!  I normally prefer to make Christmas cards in the traditional colours, but I really enjoyed making this one in non-traditional pinks, pale blue and greens for a change.  The stamp is of course by Sugar Nellie, and is available from Funky Kits.  Nellie is coloured with Prisma pencils, using Sansodor and paper stumps to blend.  The background papers and coloured card are all by DCWV. I embossed the white cardstock with the Cuttlebug, using the the Snowflake Embossing Folder, and the sentiment rosette was die-cut with the scalloped circle Nestabilities set.  The sentiment stamp is by HOTP, and the flowers and brads are from my stash.

Tilda & Friends

The latest challenge at Tilda and Friends is to use beads on your ATC.  I chose the lovely summery Tilda with her cute hat for my image, and she is coloured with Prisma pencils, using paper stumps and Sansodor to blend.  I’m afraid I can’t remember the make of the backing paper; it was a small scrap from my stash, and I thought it went well with what I had in mind for this ATC.  I edged the card with an apricot ink pad, and stamped some Autumn Leaves scrolls at the corners in brown ink. I used colourful alphabet beads, threaded them on a piece of blue wire and curled the ends to keep the beads in place.  This was attached to the card with silicone glue.


Again this week there is a special prize for the under 16’s who enter our challenge, so come along and join the fun.

Sweet ‘n’ Cute!

I have been able to combine two lovely challenges with one card again this week.  A Spoon Full of Sugar has a gorgeous sketch by Katharina for their challenge.  The theme at Cute Card Thursday is ‘Things That Grow’, and I think this card is also perfect for this challenge.

All the background papers i used are by Basic Grey, except the the blue dotty paper behind the image, which is by K & Co.  The pretty image is a Sarah Kay stamp, which I coloured with Derwent Artist pencils, with Sansodor and paper stumps to blend.  The scroll stamp is by Autumn Leaves, and the flowers are from Scrapfairies.  The ribbon, brad and leaves are from my stash. 

Tilda and Friends – Purrr..fect Friends

The theme for this week’s challenge, chosen by guest designer Michelle Oatman, is ‘Animal Friends’.  I chose Cuddly Tilda and her cat to represent this theme on my card.  Tilda and her kitty were coloured with Prisma pencils, using paper stumps and Sansodor to blend.  The background papers are by K & Co, with a touch of pink Bazzill Bling cardstock.  I used 1mm foam pads to stick the cat onto the card for added dimension.  The sentiment was made on the computer, and cut out using Nestabilities with the Cuttlebug, and then this was edged with a soft pink ink pad to highlight.

Join us for this week’s challenge at Tilda and Friends and meet all our animal friends. Why not make an ATC with your favourite Magnolia animal and come along to join in the fun too?

Penny Black Sketch #1

The Penny Black challenge this week is a sketch.  

Here is my interpretation, and, as you can see, I turned the sketch around onto its side to make my card.  I adore this little hedgie with his bouquet of flowers, and this image seemed very fitting for a birthday card.  I coloured him with my Prisma pencils, using paper stumps and Sansodor to blend.  The background papers are by K & Co, and the cardstock by DCWV, and I embossed the piece behind the image with a Cuttlebug folder to give a little texture to the card.  The sentiment is by Hero Arts, and this was die-cut with Nestabilities on the Cuttlebug and then matted and layered with scraps of the paper and card used in the project.  Lastly, I placed the little pearly flowers onto the card to accent.

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.

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.