Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A New Challenge Blog

How exciting a New Challenge Blog over at Whimsy Stamps beginning August 10. Come and check out all the details over here.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

La- La Land Crafts Blog Candy

Head over to Rosemary's creations where she is offering followers the chance to win the Luka with truck stamp.

If you enter a card on the La-La Land Blog you also get a second chance to win. So head on over and good luck to everyone!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Magnolia-licious Challenge #9

I am on a roll!! Yesterday I made three yes three cards. It helps that when I get together with my craft friends I just colour that way I have lots of images I just have to think of the construction. I would also like to welcome my two new followers Veronica, whom I met when doing a Copic class and Perla whose blog I was lucky enough to discover, she is creating some fantastic Magnolia cards too.
I coloured in this Tilda while I stayed at my dear friend Alethea's house. I knew exactly what colours I wanted to try and then here comes the challenge from Magnolia-licious a photo chosen by Linda

so here is my take on this inspiration.
I have coloured Tilda with the following Copic markers
Pants- B95, B97, B99
Shirt- C1, R37, R39
Hat- R35, R37 , R39
Hair- E25, E27, E57
Skin- E00, E50, R20
Rope- E31, E43
Wood-E35, E57
Shoes- W3, W5

I used white and red cardstock and the navy paper is from Kaiser. I cut the lifebuoy out using my Cricut and then embellished with white stars that I covered with glossy accents and silver cord to look like rope. The bunting was made from a DP (sorry in the stash) and I drew the dots on the outside to create another border.
I am also entering this card over at Bizzy Bec's as she is having a borders-frames challenge for this month
Here is a close up of Tilda

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Make A Scene at TOMIC

That is the challenge over at TOMIC and I have put Tilda with watering can together with the tulip wheelbarrow and the gate posts. This is my first side step card and I was really pleased with the effect. I coloured Tilda with my Copics and tried really hard to develop pleats in her dress. Well here she is in her garden

I have continued the same colour scheme for the whole card and used the following Copics
Dress- YG41, G00, BG11
Under petticoat, Flowers in hair- V12, V15
Watering Can- W3, W5
Skin- E000, E50, R20
Hair- E41, E43
Socks- C1
Shoes- V000
Tulips- V000, V12, V15
Wood on wheel barrow and fence - E35, E57

I used some Kaiser paper sorry I don't know the name it was from my scrap stash for the background. I then used the same paper to cut out grass using my Cricut (Plantin SchoolBook). The stamp is from Whimsy Stamps and I cut the scallop background with my Cricut using the Mothers Day Bouquet Cartridge. The stamp was coloured uisng a Tombow marker (no. 636 Imperial Purple). Here are some more close ups of the card.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Some more yummy blog candy

Hi guys I have some awesome blog candy to share. Carlyann over at Sweet 'n' Crafty has put together three of my all time favourites DP, stickles and Magnolia stamps to celebrate her birthday on the 24th of July. Head over and check out her amazing Blog full of inspiration and her awesome Candy!!!

Holiday craft

I do it every holidays I need to squeeze in every single bit of craft that I can. I leave my work space set up and if I get a spare 5 minutes I go in and stick, paste or re-arrange. I then sit up later than normal and try and get more stuff done. I don't like to craft when the boys are here so we can spend time together. They are at my mum and dad's at the moment hence a day time post. So firstly I will share my scrapbooking, then my two finished quilt tops and finally two piles of material I have purchased for future projects that I will show you as I progress. I hope it won't take as long as my Christams pudding quilt, more of that later.
So here are my scrapbooking pages. It's funny I think they are finished then I will think of something else I need to add and out it comes again. I think I am happy with these pages now.

The next two images are of quilt tops that I have finally finished. The first is a dresden plate I finally put the prarie point border on and now I am going to have it professionally quilted as it is too big for me on my sewing machine. I am so happy with it, can't wait to get it quilted.

Here is a close up of one of the blocks.

The next is kit I bought before my first son was born (he was 8 last week) I didn't start it until last year because I wanted to finish other projects I had started. It is a Christmas wall hanging of different plum puddings and I finally finished the blanket stitch last night now all I have to do is quilt it and yes it is finished before Christmas.

Here is a close up of one of the blocks.

Sorry it's such a long post and finally here are the two piles of fabrics for my future pojects.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Blog Candy @ She Stamps

Check out the blog candy over at She Stamps by Cheryl. What a fantastic prize.

Birthday Tilda

Well good morning it is so cold and windy here. I mean't to do this post last night but like every holiday I have to squeeze every single item of craft into my two weeks off. Last night I had to finish knitting my sons new beanie. He has officially jumped off the Geelong bandwagon and now follows the Bombers and after our first loss this season to them it made even harder LOL. Anyway here is a card that I have made for one of the many birthdays that are celebrated in July. I am entering this card in two challenges the first is TOMIC an easel card and at Simply Magnolia anything goes. I made this card for my friends birthday and I must admit I nearlly gave up but I am so glad I kept going. Here is Birthday Tilda on a cake easel card.
This is the card closed and here is the inside.

I am so pleased with the results it took a while to find candles that fit the holes so when I did find them I bought up. Here is the card with the candles.
Finally here is a close up of Tilda I have coloured her with Copics using the following colours.

Dress- R83 and R85
Shoes- E15 and E33
Cake- V12, V15, E31 and E33
Hair- E25, E27 and E 37
Skin- E00, E50 and E 20

The paper was pink cardstock and the cupcake paper is from Kaiser craft. I have also been scrapbooking and will post some images later. I also want to share my Dresden plate quilt that I have finally finished and I am going to have it professionally quilted as it is too big for me to do on my machine. Not bad and its only the second day of the holidays!