Monday, October 31, 2011

Discover Tilda!!!

I think I am going for a record, my third post in a week, I have also made another card for a friend and I am in the middle of making a card box. Thank you to Alethea for the awesome tutorial link. I tried another one and it was a disaster. Although its not perfect its good for a test run. Anyway back to discovery Tilda. I coloured this Tilda to go with the beautiful Graphic 45 paper I bought last week. I have always loved the monochromatic/sepia look so decided to give it a go. Then Make It Colourful bought out their texture challenge and I think my ground fits that criteria.  I was thinking about this card for ages (well a day) and decided to hide a bookmark on the inside and I think that this fits the MDUC shhh it's a secret. I also coloured Tilda the same colouring so that it looks like she has been looking for a bug, then on the bookmark she has her pet ladybird.
The DP is from Graphic 45, the browncard stock is from my stash. The tickets are from Kaiser, "Up, Up and Away". The flowers are from my stash and I curled some wire for detail. The leaves are actually the wings of a different coloured butterfly. Once again I didnt write down the Copics sorry but they are all from the E family. I added Glossy accents to Tildas magnifying glass and stickles.

Here's the inside
and now for a close up of either side

Until next time

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tilda with Holly

I love Christmas and my crafting friends would agree. I actually have so many different Christmas stamps that if I used one stamp every christmas I may need to live to 150!!! Anyway I love the idea of making different styles of cards to suit the varying tastes of all my family and friends. I adore this new stamp, Tilda with Holly I also love how the new collection is so versatile. Many of the stamps could also be used for different occasions. Anyway I have also been scared of coloring in with my red Copic markers, well I took the plunge and used all of Zoes ( from Make It Crafty) techniques and I am loving the results. I am entering the following card in the Just Magnolia challenge which is Merry Christmas.
Here is a close up of her
I am also loving the new bling from Kaiser called Sparklets and sorry I didn't write down the Copics. But I did manage to decorate the inside of tha card, here it is.
The DP paper is from Kaiser and I have used both sides on the card and the rub ons are also from Kaiser.
Until next time
happy crafting!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tilda with Heart Snow Ball

Oh my gosh, I am just loving the new collection by Magnolia, My Sweet Dream Christmas. I have alraedy inked up two but have made one card to enter into two challenges. The Mad for Markers Challenge which was a sketch to follow and the very first challenge created by Bron at ShopBron Maggie Lovers Challenge which was to use brown and red/and or pink. Well here is my entry and I am so pleased with the result.
I have used Red cardstock and all the DPs are from the Kaiser collection  'Tis The Season. The DP behind Tilda is called 'Stocking' and the background DP is actually flocked and is just beautiful. On the snowflakes are a new product from Kaiser called Sparklets and boy am I loving them. Here is a close up, the background of the heart snowball is actually pink and then covered in Rock Candy.
Sorry I didn't write down the Copics that I used. The 'tis the season stamp is from Whimsy and are fantastic and super easy to use.

How cute are the Sparklets, they are like a ball of bling!!!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

A New Magnolia Challenge Blog

Hi guys just to let you know that Bron from Shop Bron is starting a new Challenge Blog just for us Magnolia lovers. Bron is an Australian based buisness and she has so many Magnolia stamps and always has the new collections in FAST. She also stocks Copics and refills at super prices and will also be selling the new Copic carry bags. So why don't you pop over and join in the fun. Bron is also giving away Magnolia stamps to some lucky people who spread the word about her new challenge. Her website has also had a make over, looks fabulous and is super easy to navigate. I can't wait for  the fun to begin!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

and finally the winner is...

I can still not work out why random org won't display the number. I can see it but nobody else can. I spent 3 hours last night trying to fix the problem. So I will just tell you that the number it generated was number 10. So congratulations to Mindi could you please email me at in the next 7 days to claim your prize. Thank you to all who entered and I look forward to sharing my crafting journey with my new followers.

Monday, October 3, 2011

And the winner is part 2

Sorry I have no idea why the number is not showing up on random org. I will be back with  a working widget and repost the winner tomorrow morning.

and the winner is......

Thank you and welcome to all my new followers I know I can be a little lax with adding new posts but hopefully you will enjoy what I do. Anyway the winner of my blogcandy is

Sorry a few technical hitches can you see the number now?