Tuesday, 26 April 2011

EAC No. 139 - Believe in Fairies

It's Tuesday and time for our "Fairies" challenge over at Everybody Art Challenge.
For once I am really pleased with the finished card, partly because it came together really quickly and the cute image was a dream to colour. I have used my two favourite papers within the Jack & Jill paper pad by Prima. You can purchase this from Stamps and Memories Here is a close up of the image coloured with Prisma Pencils.
Materials Used: Card - Bazzill brown and pinky brown Paper - Prima - Jack & Jill Image - Pink Gem - Sprinkles Fairy Colouring Medium - Prisma Pencils Embellishments - Lace, Ribbon, Flowers, Butterflies using a Martha Stewart punch, Heart Button from K&CO Sentiment - Lili of the Valley Stickles glue to add sparkle to the flowers, butterflies and fairy. The inside is decorated in a similar way to the front of the card. I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Show us your layers
Incy Wincy Designs - Buttons and Bows Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Pile it On - at least 5 layers
Stamp Something - Flowers, buttons & Sparkle Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can join us this week over at Everybody Art Challenge. Jenny

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Sarah Kay - Fleur Gathering Flowers with Manon

Hi to all,
I hope you are enjoying the Easter break and taking advantage of the beautiful weather.
Last weekend I met up with Wendy and Jo at the Stamps & Memories Kintbury Craft Day and besides having a good chat I also purchased a few goodies that have made their way to this card.
If you click on the card it will take you to a bigger picture. Here is a close up of Fleur and Manon Materials used: Base card - Red Bazzill Paper - Prima - Jack & Jill Image - Sarah Kay - Fleur Gathering Flowers with Manon Mediums - Antique Linen Distress Ink around the edge of the image Copics - Skin E000, E00, E21, R20, Hair E53, E57, Hat, Top & Flowers R17, R27, R59, Trousers & Grass YG11, YG17, G21, Manon C1, E33 Embellishments - Flowers, Lace, Ribbon, Button, Gems, Tim Holtz sentiment Finishing touches -White pen for faux stitching, Stickles glue for the centre of the flowers and the dots on the scarf and Martha Stewart Doily punch. If you haven't tried Copics as yet or have them but would like to learn different techniques then Wendy at Stamps & Memories do a range of day courses to suit all abilities in various places around the country. Wendy has arranged a Copic weekend in Oxfordshire on the 22nd & 23rd October and looking at a weekend up North sometime in November. If you would like a weekend away colouring and making cards or as a day delegate if you live close by be sure to contact Wendy. I am going to enter this card into the following challenges: Fussy & Fancy - Springtime Crazy Challenge - Friendship Cupcake Inspiration - Challenge 107 Thanks for stopping by. Jenny

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

EAC - Spring into Action

Morning people,
today's card is all about pearls because that's this weeks challenge over at Everybody Art Challenge. I've used liquid pearls for the Butterfly trails and flower centres on the paper and pearls in the centre of a few other flowers.
I wanted to make a Spring themed card for my Cousins' birthday this week and this cute Tilda Magnolia image is perfect . I have had Tilda with Tulips for about a year and I think this is the first time I have stamped her up, how bad is that?
Here is a close up of the coloured image
I have decoupaged the dress and face to give a bit of dimension. This picture shows it a little better. Materials used: Yellow Bazzill card for the base and layering. Paper - Nancy Watt collection from Making Cards Image & Sentiment - Magnolia & Lili of the Valley Mediums - Distress ink - Antique Linen & Walnut Stain Copics - E00, E21, R20, YG03, G82, YG67, E31, E33, E35, E57, Y06, Y35, W, W2, W3 Prisma Pencils for the Sky, shading on the dress and wall Embossing - Craft Too Embossing Folder - Daisies Embellishments - Prima Flower and Wild Orchid Ribbon, Liquid Pearls, Pearls I am going to enter this card into the following challenges: A Gem of a Challenge - Pearls &/or Swirls Card Makin Mamas - Spring colours Daring Cardmakers - Spring or Easter Just Magnolia - Happy Birthday Totally Papercrafts - Spring Time Thanks for stopping by. Jenny

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Mr & Mrs

I'm back again, this time with a wedding card. don't you just love Lili of the Valley images, this cute image has been crying out to be stamped for some time now and finally I've done it. The papers are so delicate and pale it has been really difficult capturing the prettiness of them. This picture is a little darker than the original card (it's got to be the camera.......or more likely to be that I am terrible with a camera!)
Materials used:
Bazzill Card - Pale green and Peach
Paper - Karen Neuburger - Floral ( a bargain at £2.50 for 19 sheets in Canada last year) The papers are so delicate and beautiful it's taken me 10 months to start using them.
Image & Sentiment - LOTV - Mr & Mrs
Copics - Skin - E000, E00, E21, R20
Hair - E53, E31, E35, E37
Clothes - W0, W1, W2, W3 & YR00
Flowers - YR000, YR00, YR02, YG11, YG03
Embellishments - Wild Orchid (the roses were white but I coloured them with the same colours
as the flowers on the image)
Lots of Stickles glue (diamond) around the edges and stitching.
Finally cluster gems from Crystal Stickers.
Here is a close up of the coloured image. I have made this card to enter into 4 challenges: Charisma Cardz #14 - Weddings/Anniversary LOTV - #91 Peach & Green colour scheme My Partner in Crafting Crime - #24 Layer it up Totally Papercrafts - A perfect sketch Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like the card. Jenny

EAC - Get Well Soon

Happy Tuesday people.
This week at Everybody Art Challenge we have an excellent sketch for you to follow. The design team have made some amazing projects for your inspiration, be sure to check them out.
For my card I have made a Get Well Soon tent card using a cute image from Lily of the Valley. It was a dream to colour and came together very quickly using Copics.
Here is a close up of the cute teddy. Materials used: Peach Bazzill card Paper - Bo Bunny - Kitchen Spice Image - LOTV - Little Nurse Copics - Teddy - E53, E31, E35, E37 , R000, R20, YR31, YR04, YR07 Nurse - W0, W1, W3, E53, YR31, YR04, YR07 Sentiment tags - Nestabilities, Personal Impressions Flowers - Wild Orchid & Prima Punch - Martha Stewart Finishing touches - Stitching, ribbon.
I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft - Doctors & Nurses
Totally Gorjuss - Fluffy
Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Easter Extravaganza with Magnolia Mini's

Evening all,
today's project is not a card but a mini exploding box using one of the mini Tilda's from the Fairytale selection of Magnolia stamps. I have used a Spring/Easter theme and have added a little surprise inside the box.
I have made this to enter into the Magnolia-licious Highlites - Easter Extravaganza challenge
Outside of box
Inside of box
The box measures 7.5cm high and 4cm wide when closed. Anything bigger would have made mini Tilda looked swamped.
The creme egg is a mini size and to keep it in place I have made it look as though it's in a nest.
Materials used:
Green pearlescent card for the base and Prima Marketing Fairy Flora paper
I have stamped the mini Tilda 6 times and coloured her with Copics. The wings are glittered.
The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch. All have been attached with thin strips of acetate so that they move in the wind.
The flowers are a mixture of Prima and something else, the leaves are a Martha Stewart punch coloured with Copics.
Enjoy the weekend and thanks for taking the time to stop by blog.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

A Moment in Time

Evening all.
Where is the week going? I don't know about you but the days are definitely going by in a flash for me.
This evening I would like to share another Magnolia Spring card with you using the image - Tilda holding egg basket and using the sketch from A Gem of a Challenge.

Here is a close up of Tilda

Materials used:
Card - Craftwork Cards
Papers - Bo Bunny and other scraps
Image - Magnolia - Tilda with egg basket
Medium - Copics Dress B32, B23, B95, Skin E00, E02, E21, R20, Boots E53, E35 Grass Y03, YG95
Embellishments - Flowers Prima & others, lace leaves, ribbon, brads, gems, butterfly, sentiment - K&Co
ands lots of stickles glue for sparkle

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

A Gem of a Challenge - Sketch

Dutch Dare - Spring

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes with optional Buttons (monthly challenge)

Magnolia-licious Highlites - Easter - Spring Extravaganza

Thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday, 5 April 2011

EAC - Bird Watching

It's Tuesday and time for another challenge from the Everybody Art Challenge Team. With the Easter break getting closer we would like to see your Easter projects.
I don't usually make or send Easter cards because I don't know anyone that celebrates it in that way so have used a card that I made at a recent Copicific Retreat that I attended. The components and design of this card was not something that I came up with, that pleasure goes to a very talented lady called Karen Brown who was one of the demonstrators during the Copic weekend. I did however, colour the image, stick everything together, oh and added the ribbon!

The image is by Heltz Cuppleditch - Ruffles Bird Watching

Such a cute little pup and easy to colour with Copics.
The dry embossed background is by Crafts Too - Daisy, the sentiment is by Personal Impressions and the ribbon was purchased at the NEC recently.
Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Sing for your Supper

Happy Mothering Sunday.
Today I would like to share a card with you that I have made for my Dad.
Whilst blog hopping I came across the cutest image by La Pashe showcased on Jak Heath's blog. The image is called "We're Hungry" and as soon as I seen the chicks scrawny little necks and open mouths I knew this image would be perfect to use for one of my Dad's cards (he breeds small birds) and there is always a chick or two to take a peek at.
I wanted to keep the card simple so that the image remained the main focus of attention and Domi's sketch over at Simon Says Stamp fits the bill.

I printed the image twice so that I could decoupage some of the leaves, only three in this case but hopefully you can see them. Below is a closer view of the chicks and the leaves. How cute are they?

I wanted the card to be distressed (not the image), to achieve this I very roughly inked the card edges and paper edges before using my scissors to distress further. I wanted to stitch the paper but again wanted this to look very rough (and it does!).

Materials used:

Card/Paper - Craftwork Cards Back 2 Basics card / First Edition Up Up & Away / Craft Creations - Brown Kraft paper

Image / Sentiment - La Pashe - We're Hungry / LOTV - Times to Treasure

Copics - Chicks - E00, E02, E11, W3 / Leaves - YG03, YG17, YG67, G29 / Nest - E53, Y28, E57, E79

Ink - Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Embellishments - Feather, Button

After searching for challenges, it looks as though I can enter quite a few this weekend. They are:

Catch the Bug - Anything Goes

Craft us Crazy - Easter/Spring

Dutch Dare - Distressing

Fairy Fun Fridays - Oh so Spring

Fussy & Fancy - Zipper or Feather

Little Miss Muffet - Stitching

Simon Says Stamp - Domi's sketch

Stamp Something - Use a digi

Totally Papercrafts - One for the boys

Thanks for stopping by today.