Wednesday, 29 April 2009

A Christmas Card - but it's only April !!!!

Yes, I know it's only April, but we have to start thinking about those Christmas cards sooner or later - admit it you know I'm right!!!

This week's challenge over at Magnolia Down Under is "Spot the Dots".

Well, can you "Spot the Dots" !?!

I decided to stick with the traditional red & green (a bit boring I know, but I'll be braver next time - promise!!).

I've coloured Tilda with my Copic Ciao Markers - nothing new there then!!!

The papers, ribbon and "Merry Christmas" charm are from my stash. I used a few jump rings to hang the charm from the ribbon. The red flower is from Hobbycraft and I popped a green Papermania flower behind it to represent leaves.

Hope you like it - and remember Christmas is not that far away!!!!!

Thanks for dropping by, hope to see you again soon.



Monday, 27 April 2009

Pretty in Pink & Green

Happy Monday - Hope you all had a good weekend!

Over at the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog the theme for this week is Pink & Green. I love this colour combination.....

I've used Tilda with Tulips from the Easter Magnolia Collection.

The DP & ribbon are from my stash and I got the flowers and charm from Hobbycraft.

To attach the charm I followed Bev's tutorial on "Attaching Charms with Chain & Jump Rings", click here to take a look - thanks Bev.

Anyway, hope you like her.

Thanks for dropping by.



Saturday, 25 April 2009

Copic Colour Challenge with another new stamp!

Hello - Hope you've had a good Saturday.

My boys were busy playing on the Wii this afternoon, so I blogged my way over to the Copic Colour Challenge. This week we have to use a combination of RV34, B02 & B39.

I decided to use another of the new stamps I recently bought - Sarah Kay Spring Blossoms.

Here's a close-up to show the colouring in a bit more detail...

I've used some Flower Soft (Sweet Pea) for the first time - do you like it?

All the other bits & bobs are from my stash, I've used a K&Co paper and some Coordinations card which I've crumbed and sanded. The flowers are Papermania.

Anyway - That's me for today.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Fish For Tea!!!

Hi everyone - hope you're having a good Friday evening - all is peaceful here, my boys are in bed and hubby is away in France with work, so I have some time alone to stamp & colour - luxury!!!

I ordered some new stamps last week, and now I have some time to play. My favorite purchase was a Sugar Nellie Stamp called "Fish Bowl".

Over at the
Copic Creations Blog they have their second challenge which is "Coloring/Blending/Shading/Designing Jeans". So here's what I've created using my new "favorite"stamp -

What do you think - isn't he just wonderful?

To colour his jeans I've used
  • B97 Night Blue
  • B95 Light Grayish Cobalt
  • B93 Light Crockery Blue
  • C-3 Cool Grey No3
  • 0 Colourless Blender

I also used some Glossy Accents on the fish bowl to give it some shine.

I've used some K & Co Papers and the ribbon and buckle are from my stash. For my matting and layering I used my trusty nestibilities (where would I be without those!?!)

Anyway, I hope you like him.

Best wishes


Monday, 20 April 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #9

Hi Everyone

This week over at the Copic Colour Challenge Blog we've been asked to use the following three colours:- R59 Cardinal, YR07 Cadmium Orange and G99 Olive.
I decided to use a Martha Stamp from the Magnolia Goblin Collection. I've had her for ages and never used her, but I thought that these colours worked well with her. I especially like the way her red hair has turned out ;-)
Hope you like her too.
Best wishes

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Especially for you!

Hi Everyone

Today I've made a card for the new Just Magnolia Challenge Blog. The first challenge was a sketch challenge...

I've used the Pink Tilda With Striped Tights stamp, coloured with my Copic Markers (of course!!) The papers are from HOTP and the flowers are Papermania. For the matting & layering I've used my Nestabilities and Woodware punches.
Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge#7

Hi again.

I decided to try out another challenge!! This time, I popped over to the Magnolia Down Under Challenge Blog where this week's challenge is "Sepia".

This is probably not a colour scheme I would have come up with myself, but I'm really pleased with how my card's turned out.
I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye to stamp my Tilda image and then bled out the colour with my water brush - a new technique for me!! I used Marvy LePlume Water Colour Pens to highlight the sunflower.
Everything else I used is from my stash.
Hope you like it :-)

Monday, 13 April 2009

My First Challenge!

Hi everyone and thanks for all of your lovely comments on my first post.

I was wondering what to post on my new blog and decided to enter my first challenge.
I love my Copic Ciao Markers, so decided to enter the Copic Colour Challenge.
The challenge for this week is to use the following 3 colours:

  • RV29 - Crimson

  • E57 - Light Walnut

  • YG67 - Moss
Here's what I came up with -

I used a Magnolia Stamp "Edwin wearing baseball hat".
As well as the 3 challenge colours, I also used:
  • YG63 Pea Green, E53 Raw Silk & RV 23 Pure Pink - for Edwin's clothes
  • Y21 Buttercup Yellow & E37 Sepia - for his hair
  • E00 Skin White, E11 Bareley Beige, E50 Egg Shell and R20 Blush - for his face
All the other bits came from my stash - of which my husband seems to think I have too much, but what does he know!?!

Anyway, thanks for dropping by.
Best wishes

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Hi. I've never been brave enough to have a blog before, but thought that I would like to post some of my creations to see what everyone thinks. Here goes ...