Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Shades of Purple

Just luvin' this Tilda image and as I sold my last card with this colour combo at the weekend, I thought I'd make another on a similar theme with different paper combos.  I've used a sketch by Critter this week and give the card lots of layers by lifting up each level on sticky pads.

I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting

Carols by Candlelight

I've used a silvery blue theme for this Christmas card, with the little mice caroling around their candle lantern in the snow.  I've used some old papers and scraps of left over snowflake paper, but as they were all the same colour scheme, I think it works quite well.  I've added 3 different types of blue flower and some punchie snowflakes with some blue liquid pearls to top them off.
I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Birthday Cake Bear

This is a lovely birthday bear by Lili of the Valley and great for a girlie birthday. I've used a pink theme, and added some fab papers; Laura Ashley for the main paper with some handmade textured paper for the vertical strip, and some lovely glittered embossed paper for the horizontal scalloped edge. I've added some mulberry flowers and added some glitter glue to give sparkle, finally adding a birthday sentiment in gold.

I've used inspiration from the following:
  • Lili of the Valley - Sketch
  • Critter - Food (Birthday cake)
Happy crafting.

Golden Girl

I wasn't sure if this image would work for a Christmas card, but I think I may just have got away with it!  I've used my new Japanese Tilda image and glittered her up to the max, with lots of gold and glitz.  I've used a 'peace on earth' text backing paper which isn't showing too clearly in the photo as it is white writing on a pale gold paper. I've glittered up some buttons and added some gold ribbon. I've also found some textured corrugated gold card which I've used for a strip on the left. Would you believe that this was the first paper I ever bought as I used it on my wedding invitations which were the first cards I ever made in 2005. The gold buttons on the right are also glittered up to try to make it feel more Christmassy.

I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting

Ski Sunday?

I'm alternating between my Old Faithful Penny Black images, my LOTV stamps and my newly acquired Magnolia Tildas.  This is a Penny Black image, and as I love cats, this is one of my faves!

Hope you like my creation

I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting

Friday, 26 November 2010

Pretty Princess

Tilda's been given a new dress and she's showing it off! I've coloured this with my Promarkers and some blue glitter glue with some shimmer chalking around the image edge. I've used some old papers bought in a paper stack, and my new Tilda image.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon that I won on another challenge, and held on by brads.  Isn't she pretty!

I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Sledging in the snow

These three little hedgys are sledging in the snow with their little hats on.  I've used a traditional red, green and gold colour scheme on this card, and lots of glitter for the snow. Love these little guys !

I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Blue Princess

OK. I admit it.  I'm a Magnolia Tilda convert. 

Just a week ago, I actively didn't want to use any Tilda stamps as they seemed to be everywhere.  And if you follow everyone else, you don't stand out from the crowd (my rebellious side is showing)!  However, I decided to give in after seeing so many fabulous creations using Tilda stamps. 

So, here's my second Tilda creation!

This one uses one of my favourite colours (baby blue) and is Princess Tilda with a pretty blue dress, layered onto scallop-edge blue glitter paper, and then onto white and blue snowflake papers, with some blue glittered snowflakes and blue & white paper flowers. I've also coloured a silver peel-off with a blue permanent marker and curved it around the scalloped circle. 

Expect to see some more Tilda creations soon ... !


I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting everyone

Lady in Red

This is a fab glamorous image from Penny Black, coloured in red, with some traditional green and red accents for the card papers and embellishments.  I love the little puppy, although if that was my moggie, Arnie, he'd be begging up to play with the dangling pom pom on the hat she's holding !!!  I love all the glitz and glamour of this image, and have put lots of glitter on it (not that I usually need an excuse to add some glitter!)

I've use inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting everyone.

My First Tilda

I've been seeing everyone's creations with Magnolia Tilda stamps and they're always amazing. My stamping stash is predominantly Penny Black and Lili of the Valley, so I've been feeling left out of the Tilda craze!  But no more !!! I've got 3 Tilda's, and this is my very first creation using the first one.  I've used my fave purple iridescent papers and some new Laura Ashley papers that I've not yet used.  I've added some layers, even cutting around Tilda and raising her up onto sticky pads.  Finally I've added 3 purple spotty buttons, 3 mini gems and a purple bow.

I've been inspired by the following:
Happy crafting everyone.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Hedgy Thanks

I love the Penny Black Hedgy stamps and have used one of my transparent stamps on this Thank You card.  I've used an orange theme, handmade papers and black spotty buttons. As usual I've used my Promarkers to colour, and some chalks to shaddow the image.

I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting.

Friday, 19 November 2010

It's a Cracker !

I love this LOTV stamp, James the bear is so cute holding this cracker that is bigger than he is!  I've used a pink theme, embossed some vellum and layered it onto some pink handmade paper. I've added some glitter and glitz to the image, coloured using my Promarkers with a chalk shaddow, and some pink flowers in 2 sizes.
I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy Crafting

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Glittered Snowy

II've had this stamp for a few years, and used it loads last year, but had forgotten I had it this year.  I recently had a sort out of my stash of crafting stuff and found it, so decided to make a card using it.  I've coloured it with my Promarkers and some glitter (compulsory!) and used a green snowflake paper with purple ribbon accents (to complement the purple scarf on Snowy).  Finally I've added some lilac flowers and liquid pearls, along with some more glitter (just to be on the safe side!)

Hope you like my creation.

I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Autumn Birthday Girl

Autumn can provide some lovely colours, reds, browns and golds, and I've put them all together in this birthday card, from the backing papers to the colours used on the image.  I've used layers of distressed burgundy and golden card, onto sparkly gold and then onto red.  I've used gold accents, from the peel off to the liquid pearl dots, and put some red glitter onto the cream roses.

I've been inspired by the following:
Happy crafting

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Blue Christmas Kitten

I love blue, and it is an ideal colour for an icy Christmas card.  I've coloured the image and added some glitter to the holly and shaddow, and matted it onto dark blue card.  I've used blue snowflake paper and glittered blue card for the background blocks, both matted onto the same dark blue card.  I've added some baby blue ribbon at the bottom and some darker blue at the top, and topped it off with some blue flowers that I've also glittered, all layered onto Snow text blue paper.

Here's a close up of the image


I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting

Golden Kisses

This is one of my first Penny Black stamps and I still love it several years on. I just love the two little mice kissing in their dangling Santa socks.  I've added some green and red ribbon onto a gold patterned backing paper, and a green snowflake banner matted onto green paper topped off with some holly embellishments.  I've also added some glitter to the image and holly, and some red liquid pearls to finish it off.

I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting

Sunday, 14 November 2010

November Favourites

Picking my favourites is always hard because I like each one for different reasons, but I've decided on the following three as they're based on my three favourite colour themes, purple, pink and blue, and use my current favourite images from Penny Black and Lili of the Valley. 

Hope you like them too !

Favourite 1:
A Lili of the Valley image called Igloo for Two, coloured in a purple theme using my Promarkers and cut out in order to raise it up from the card on sticky pads.  I've used iridescent purple and lilac papers and some lilac snowflake digi paper.  I've then layered snowflake punchies in both iridescent colours and added some cream flowers to top off. (and of course some glitter!)
Favourite 2:
Lots of pink in this one, another LOTV image coloured with Promarkers, but a birthday theme this time (one for the girls!). I've used my scalloped circle punch and a circle cutter to back the image, and added some pink roses in 2 sizes, some liquid pearls and a peel off.

Favourite 3:
Pastel blue themed for my final choice, glitter scalloped circle backing the Penny Black carol singing mice (soooo cute), blue paper backgrounds and some blue embellishments (roses and liquid pearls).  I've also coloured a silver peel-off with perm-markers to change it to blue.  Loving the snowflake papers too, and all in the matching pastel blue theme.

I'm entering these Christmas cards into the ABC Challenge - H is for holidays

A Pink Christmas

I've been using this image a lot since my lovely hubby got it for my birthday last month.  I've coloured it in promarkers giving it a pink theme and used irridescent pink papers to matt both the image and the pink digi download paper onto the card.  I've added some pink torn thick paper and a snowflake ribbon, with pink snowflake punchies topped with dusky pink roses.  I've coloured the image using my Promarkers and chalked around it to give it a shaddow.  Finallly I've added some white glitter to the white bits of the image.


I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting everyone.

Singing in the snow

I've been sorting out all my paper scraps which were all over the place, and put them into a compartmentalised folder sorted by colour.  I found all sorts of papers that I just didn't realise I still had, and now that they're all organised, I decided to make some colour themed cards!

I just love this image so have been using it a lot recently. I think the mice are one of my favourite Penny Black animals.  I've used a pale blue theme (being one of my favourte colours), my favourite snowflake backing papers including a digi download snowflake image theme and some striped blue paper that found in my stash, but I didn't realise I still had, to create layers. I've also added some blue roses in two sizes and some blue liquid pearls.  I've used blue sparkle paper behind the image cut using a scalloped punch and coloured the image using my Promarkers and chalked around the outline to create a shaddow.  Of course, as it is Christmas, I've introduced some glitter too.  I've also coloured a silver peel-off in permanent blue markers to maintain the colour theme. 


I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Pink Winter Wishes

I found these 'winter wishes' in a handwriting style in my stash from last year and had completely forgotten that I had them.  They were in pink and lilacs, so I decided to use a pink one and create a Christmas card using non-traditional colours.  The image is a kitten wearing a holly halo and I've used two pink ribbons held on with 2 pink mini-brads, with pink roses.  I've also used pink snowflake digi download paper to continue the chosen colour theme, matted onto pink card.


I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Carol Singing

These cute little mice are carolling around their lantern. I've used Promarkers for the image and shimmer chalks for shaddow.  I've used a pale blue and white snowflake theme on this card and some blue, silver and white ribbon banners.

I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting everyone.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Birthday Kitten

I've used a Penny Black image to create this birthday card, with its pink theme.  I've added some pink flowers and some pink floral banking paper from Laura Ashley.


I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy Crafting

Let it Snow

I love this image of the mouse dancing in the snow.   I've used some die cut wording, that (to be honest) was really hard to punch out because it was so intricate.  I've also used some holly paper and some die cut snowflakes in green as well as some glitter (compulsory for Christmas cards!)


I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting

Classic Christmas

I've used classic Christmas colours of red, green and gold on this card.  The images are Penny Black and I've used some glitter gold backing card, glossy green and red accents and some gold snowflakes.


I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy Crafting

Twas the night before Christmas

Love this little mouse writing his list for Father Christmas.  I've coloured it using my Promarkers and some chalking around the edge of the image to create a shade as a lot of the image is white.  I've also used some glittery gold backing card and some red snowflake digi download papers, some red & gold punched snowflakes and some red and gold liquid pearls.


I've been inspired by the following:
Happy crafting

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Girlie Shopper

This is a lovely image from LOTV coloured using my lovely Promarkers.  I've used pink and lime green colours on this card and some lovely pink & white roses in two sizes.  I've also used my scalloped circle punch and circle cutter to create the main blocks, and some little liquid pearls in pink to finish.


I've used inspiration from the following:
 Happy crafting

Winter Wonderland

This is a great image for Christmas and I love this little mouse dancing in the snow.  I've used loads of glitter on this card, some punched snowflakes (glittered of course) some dry embossed snowflakes, a snowflake border punch and a white ribbon banner with a glittered 'Merry Christmas' sticker.



I've been inspired by the following:
Happy crafting

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Birthday Boy

I seemed to have made more mens' cards than usual lately, which is not a problem as I need the practice !  I love this Penny Black image for mens' cards, and with the green and blue theme, even the ribbon keeps the masculine theme.  Love the paw prints on the tie !


I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting

Mother

This is a great card for a Mother's birthday with the text backing paper, pink roses and flower embellishments as pink lace.  The Penny Black image is coloured in shades of pink and matted onto pink papers.

I've used inspiration from the following:

Happy crafting

Pink Wedding

This is a very pink wedding card. I've used pink & silver glittered backing paper, pink lace and a dusky pink matted paper block.  I've added some pink roses, a wedding sentiment, a mulberry paper wedding cake topper and some liquid pearls (in pink of course!)


I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting

Lavender Lace

I've used one of my LOTV stamps on this card, and some pearlescent purple and lilac papers for the backing. I've used a punch to create a lace effect on the paper, some lilquid pearls and white flowers.  With some pink spotty ribbon and a lilac theme in the colouring, this is a real girly card.


I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting

Monday, 1 November 2010

Xmas Presents

This cute little mouse sleeping on his present is really cute.  I've used a matt gold coloured background, some glittered snowflakes and cream wool, sentiment and some red accents.



I've used inspiration from the following:
Happy crafting everyone
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