Sunday 27 July 2008

Another Graffiti Edwin

Here's another card I made using the same stamps and papers as before.

Saturday 26 July 2008

Edwin and his Graffiti Wall

I have loads of boys birthdays in August and so I have made a start on all their cards. I just had to use Edwin, his brick wall and the graffiti "Happy Birthday". These stamps are just perfect for these cards.

To make this card I used :

Brown card from The Papermillshop

Basic Grey "Archaic" patterned paper

Stamps are Magnolia Edwin with cap, brick wall and graffiti "Happy Birthday" and also Papermania clear Christmas stamp set for the tags and arrows.

Brads from Papermania

Clear ribbon with stars on is "Extreme Boy" Transparency Ribbonz by Junkitz from Sassycrafts.

Blog Candy up for grabs

Lollies (Lauren) is offering the chance for everyone to win some lovely blog candy. Take a look at her lovely blog and enter a comment for a chance to win.

Wednesday 23 July 2008

Another Award !

I feel very honoured to have received this award from Vicky. Vicky is new in the World of blogging but has made a fantastic job of it all so far. Please take a look at Vicky's blog. Thank you Vicky !

I shall have a good think about who to pass it onto next and shall let you know.

Crafts Beautiful July Bookmark Swap

The theme for this month's bookmark swap was "Fashion". Just like the ATC swap I had complete crafters block. I managed to find a template for a dress and some lovely handmade paper with pink stitching in it I had bought from Lakeland and decorated it with pink sequins I found in my stash and Stickles.

Crafts Beautiful July ATC Swap

The theme for this month's swap was Birds or Song Titles. I have no idea why but I had complete crafters block for both of these themes ! Anyway, I had just bought the latest Papermania paper pad called "Sweet Nothings" and inside was a lovely paper with little birds on it and so I decided to use that. I found the feathers in Ski's craft box (I am sure she won't mind me using them !). I thought they looked good when I finished, plain and simple but definately not my best work - sorry.

Saturday 19 July 2008

ABC Challenge - C is for Charms

Wow, where has the time gone ? I have been really busy crafting this week but unfortunately I'm not able to show any of it yet (it would spoil some surprises !!). Today I decided to do something different and enter one of the challenges. My inspiration for the layout of my card came from a sketch on Ismaki.

This is my card for the ABC Challenge and this week the letter is C and the theme is "Charms".

I used to make this card :

Laura Ashley Contemporary patterned papers.

Swinging Tilda and her swing coloured with watercolour pencils

Flowers from Poppicrafts

Butterfly charm from Bijoux Beads

Sentiment made using Studio G alphabet stamps and Colorbox fluid chalks

Tuesday 15 July 2008

Blog Candy up for grabs

If you would like the chance of winning some blog candy then wing your way over to Linanna's Blog but be quick, the draw takes place on Friday at 7pm ! Good luck everyone !

Monday 14 July 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Sketch

This is the card I have entered for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week. You have to follow a sketch.

To make this card I used :

PP from Papermania "Sweet Nothings" paper pack

Stamp : Penny Black "Crossing Bridges !"

Butterfly brads from Lakeland

Sentiment from Cuddly Buddly

Flower and brad from Papermania

Happy Anniversary

At last I have had the chance to make an anniversary card for my DH for tomorrow ! Why do we always leave the most important ones until last ? I hope he likes this one too.

To make this card I used :

Navy blue card from The Papermillshop
PP is Basic Grey "Two Scoops"
Stamps : Summer background, leaves, Tilda's Wall, Guitar Edwin and Flower Power Tilda.
Ribbon, eyelets and button from stash.
Painted with watercolour pencils and distress ink.
Sentiment made on my PC and nestabilities.

Sunday 13 July 2008

One of my dreams has come true !

I am now the very proud owner of a hÄnglar & stÄnglar stamp ! Quite out of the blue I received an email from a crafty friend saying that she had been given a list of them and would I like to have a look and possibly buy one. Well, of course I couldn't refuse - could I ? All those lovely stamps in need of a home, how could I possibly refuse ! I think I managed to purchase the very last one, they sold like hot cakes (as you can imagine).

I had the perfect opportunity to use my new stamp (as if I needed to have an opportunity !) when the Crafts Beautiful July Card Swap theme had been decided as a floral, thank you card. This is the card I made and sent to Jintz on the Crafts Beautiful Forum.

What I used to make my card ....

My new Hanglar and Stanglar stamp !

Cream pearlescent card from The Papermillshop

Patterned paper is "Spring Breeze" downloaded from Shabby Princess

Flowers are from Joanna Sheen and have a sprinkling of Stickles on them.

I hope Jintz liked her card.

You must check out the Hanglar and Stanglar Blog - it is truly amazing !

Thursday 10 July 2008

Pretty Little Girl

I received this image in the Crafts Beautiful image swap and it was kindly given to me by Jules (Devonbunny). It made the perfect card for Ski's friend's birthday tomorrow.

This card was made with :

Papermania "Sweet Nothings" paper pack

Ribbon from Poppicrafts

Sentiment made on my computer

Flower from Joanna Sheen

By the way, my OH loved his card. He said it made a big change from the usual male cards of boats, beer, women (he should be so lucky !) and gardening !

Wednesday 9 July 2008

My OH's Birthday Card

I have been so busy over the past few days making loads of birthday cards, ATC's, a bookmark, a card for the Crafts Beautiful swaps that I had almost forgotten my OH's birthday which is tomorrow ! In all honesty, I had no inspiration for his card at all that was until my new stamps arrived from Texas this morning ! I ordered the Hero Arts Decorative Birds set, the Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Hello Birdie and Hero Arts Trees, Birds and Messages and Hero Arts Sweet Bird all for about £17 which included the P&P. They took exactly a week to get to me. I was so impressed.

This is what I created for him. I do hope he likes it. I was put off somewhat when Ski said "Oh Mum, its so old days !" How does she know ? She's only 6 !

I used to make this card :

Hero Arts stamps as listed above (not all of them though !) and a Hero Arts stamp for the sentiment

Basic Grey Two Scoops paper

Scraps of paper for the squirrel and birds

Maya Road ribbon "Laughter"

Watercolour pencils and Tim Holtz "Faded Jeans" distress ink for painting.

Brads are Papermania.

Monday 7 July 2008

WoooHoooo The Magnolia Stamp Club is here !

Here I go, another day of leaping around the room ! A couple of months ago I discovered the "Magnolia Stamp Club", heard it was terrific and decided to give it a try seeing as I buy so many of their stamps ! They arrived today and here they are......

Aren't they just fabulous ! I can't wait to have a play with them.

The Stamp Club can be purchased in a one off payment when you will receive all four sets throughout the year or you can buy all four sets separately. You order these in advance but payment is not taken from your credit card until they are ready for shipping.

The stamps are a lot cheaper bought this way (around £24 including P&P) but they do arrive unmounted and so you need to purchase EZ mount to mount them on yourself. This is about £3.75 for an A4 sheet. You will receive around 12-15 stamps with at least 6 or 7 of them being Tilda/Edwin and the rest props. Give it a try, you won't regret it ! The Fall Stamp Club is available to order now.

Sunday 6 July 2008

Oh wow ! I have won a competition !!

I still can't believe it ! I have won the Sassycrafts "win a Magnolia stamp" competition with MY card ! I have been leaping around the room all morning !! Thank you so much Emma for choosing my card.

Friday 4 July 2008

Cheers !

I have a string of male birthdays coming up so I had to put my thinking cap on ! I received this image of "Tyroler Edwin" in an image swap we had on the Crafts Beautiful forum so it was ideal.

I used to make this card :

Dark red card from The Papermillshop

Papers, lettering, corners and buttons are from Daisie Company "Smells like Autumn"

Brads are from my stash

I inked the edges using Tim Holtz distress inks and I also painted Edwin using them too (something I had seen demonstrated on a blog I came across). I thought it was quite effective and also matched in with the colour theme very well.

Wednesday 2 July 2008

Oooh a new award !

I have been a very lucky girl today and have been given this award by three different people - Tassie Pinkpuppy and Jennifer . Thank you all so much !

The rules are :

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.

OK, I nominate (drum roll please.....)






Claudia (Pretty Pressings)


Enjoy your award girls !

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