Thursday 30 April 2009

Tilda & Edwin...

I am soooo busy this week but here are two more cards I made over the past couple of days. I love both images! The purple papers I've used on the Tilda card are MME 29th Street Market - Carefree range and they are my all time favourite papers. I still have a full set :)

I coloured both images and distressed the backgrounds with distress inks and used stickles on the flowers on the Tilda card. I love the purple sprites and they match so well to the papers.

Well, that's it for now.. back to the grindstone..

Card ingredients: (all linked items are found at Pez-A-Doodles Designs)
Papers : MME, Papermania
Images: Magnolia - Edwin with Guitar & Tilda with Letter
TH Distress inks
Stickles: Stardust
Prima Sprites
Sentiments: Studio G Stamps
Buttons, ribbon and gems from my stash

Tuesday 28 April 2009

3 Cards - 2 Challenges

I couldn't decide between 2 colours of cardstock when I decided to do the Papertake Weekly Challenge, so... seeing as I was going to do the Magnolia Vs. Stampavie challenge also I decided to use the same patterned paper and but a different cardstock on each card. I was amazed at how that one element changed the whole look of the colour scheme. I also used the same colour inks to colour both images.

So this is the one I made for Papertake Weekly (using the hot pink card!!)
"Onto this weeks challenge which is to use spots and stripes on your project - you can make anything you like for the PTW challenge so yes to all scrapbook pages and altered items!"

And I made this one for the Magnolia Vs. Stampavie challenge.. (using Pear Bazzil Cardstock).
"*Week 21* A SKETCH FOR YOU - our Michelle has done a wonderful sketch for this weeks challenge".

Card ingredients:
Papers: MME Laundry Line
Distress inks (images and distressing)
For You Sentiment: Studio G stamps
Ribbon, Flowers & brads from my own stash.

This next card is one I made.. just because I wanted to, lol. I used the gorgeous Confirmand Matthew from Whiff of Joy. I just love how these BG Granola papers work so well together.

Card ingredients:
Papers: Basic Grey Granola
Distress inks (images and distressing)
Label: Nestabilities

Saturday 25 April 2009

BasicGrey Challenges - #32

"This week we have a fabulous sketch for you to follow, our fabulous design team member Chris has designed this sketch for us to play with :), have fun, please remember though to use at least one item from BasicGrey somewhere on your creation :)"

I can't believe I got to make something on a Saturday morning, I guess being organised does actually help after all, haha! Here is my take:

Card ingredients:
Papers: Basic Grey Archaic
Stamp: Magnolia 'Edwin'
TH Distress Inks
Scalloped Rectangle: Nestabilities (love 'em!!)

Friday 24 April 2009

Just Magnolia - Week 2 - Pink & Green

"For challenge 2 we have a colour combo - PINK and GREEN - so anything goes as long as your creation is done with these colours and has a Magnolia image on."


LOVE this colour combo!! It's right up there with Blue & Brown!! So here is my take on it:

Card ingredients:
Image: Magnolia - Cross stitched tilda
TH Distress Inks - Worn Lipstick & Peeled Paint
Papers: BG Sugared & Pink cardstock
Prima Blossoms
Lace Trim : KellyPaperCrafts on ebay

Wednesday 22 April 2009

Pez-A-Doodle Stamp Release #3 & SC225

Today is the final new stamp release from Pez-A-Doodle Designs!!! This one is called 'Pezzy's Garden' and was such fun to colour! All 3 new release stamps are available right now over in Marti's store!!!! And remember, these are the first in the series for each stamp so there is more to come :D

The 3rd and final blog hop starts over on Gretchen's blog!!

I also made this card from Split Coast Stampers latest sketch challenge SC225

Card ingredients:
Stamp: 'Pezzy's Garden' from Pez-A-Doodle Designs
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Sentiment : Studio G
Papers: Making Memories 'Flower Patch'

Tuesday 21 April 2009

Split Coast Stampers Sketch

After receiving so many stamped images in the mail yesterday I'm totally spoiled for choice!! So I'm gonna work my way through them one by one, and enjoy doing it too :)

This particular image jumped out at me today, isn't she just so pretty?!! This is the first Miss Anya that I've used. I coloured her with TH distress inks. The papers are Sassafrass Lass 'Starry Night' and I just used some black cardstock to make it stand out. The sentiment is a Studio G.

Monday 20 April 2009

Just Magnolia

I found the new 'Just Magnolia' challenge blog today. There are some beautiful DT cards. Seeing as I got some Magnolia images in the mail today that I couldn't wait to play with I made a card for the challenge.

"Our first Just Magnolia challenge is here at last and we have a fab sketch for you done by our talented Donalda.

Here's this weeks sketch, you can rotate the sketch and resize the elements, as long as you follow the original sketch. "

Just Magnolia Sketch 1
And here is my entry:

WOJ / Elisabeth Bell Summer Stamp Kit Candy!!

Katharina is offering fabulous Whiff of Joy / Elisabeth Bell Summer Stamp Kit blog candy. It includes 6 brand new, never before seen, main character stamps, 5 accessory stamps, designed by Elisabeth Bell and 4 text stamps designed by Katharina herself.

Closes Friday May 1st

Sunday 19 April 2009

Pez-A-Doodle Stamps Release #2

Today sees the release of Pez-A-Doodle's second (of 3) EXCLUSIVE stamps!! Introducing PRINCESS CLEO!!

Isn't she just beautiful??!! Right now you can purchase her in DIGI, but this is for 3 DAYS ONLY. After that she will only be available as a rubber stamp, from April 22nd. And remember, all the new releases are the FIRST in their series, so there are more co-ordinating stamps coming *big grin*

Head on over to Catherine's blog to get to the start of the 2nd blog hop!!

Card ingredients:
Stamp: Princess Cleo
TH Distress inks (image colouring)
Stickles; Diamond

Friday 17 April 2009

Christening Cards

Here are 2 christening cards I made recently.

Love the sweet Magnolia image on this one. I used Liquid Pearls to colour her dress and feet and TH distress inks for her hair. A touch of stickles on her wings just finished her off perfectly. I embossed the card using the Swiss Dots folder.

For this card I used Wedding Bazzil cardstock and embossed it with the cute image/quotation. Added some pink card and pink & gold ribbon to make it girly :) The date stamp is by Imaginisce and the ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

Thursday 16 April 2009

Stamp Release #1 and BLOG HOP!!

Good morning!! Today is the day!!! YAY!! The release of stamp #1 from Pez-A-Doodles Designs and our first BLOG HOP.. which starts over on Catherine's blog ;) so if you've not been there you need to head on over to see her wonderful creation!! It's been so much fun doing hints and well done to everyone who guessed right (which was practically everyone, lol)

So..... here it is.....

How cute is this little guy??!! Say hello to Picnicin' Bee :)

The first of the new releases AND the first in the series for this stamp!! So, if you just can't wait to get your hands on this guy then get yourself on over to Marti's store where he is available for 3 DAYS ONLY as a digi stamp!! He is also available as a rubber stamp, from April 22nd, or those of you who like to ink it up!!

Next stop is CHERYL'S blog .... go HOP!!!!

Wednesday 15 April 2009

Release Hint #3

Well today it's my turn to give you a *little* hint on the first of Pez-A-Doodles new release stamps.

I think this might totally give it away, but hey, cryptic clues would be no fun!

To get your name in the hat to win one digi image just post your guess here as to what you think it is BUT you also need to post your guesses for Monday's hint on Catherine's Blog and yesterdays hint on Cheryl's Blog to qualify!!

All of the new stamp sets are the 1st in their series so there are more to come at a later date! And the best thing about them is that they all work together giving you so much more choice for mixing and matching!!

Don't forget that this stamp will be released TOMORROW, and we're doing a BLOG HOP!!! Come join in the fun :)

Sunday 12 April 2009

New Releases!!

I'm very excited to announce that there will be 3 new Pez-A-Doodle Designs exclusive stamps released soon and from tomorrow (Monday 13th) myself and the other DT members will be giving *little* hints as to what they are!! LOL. Instead of giving the usual sneak peeks of projects using the stamps we'll be using images, videos, etc. If you guess correctly and you could win yourself some digi images!!

For the first stamp release you'll get 3 days of hints from 3 DT members starting TOMORROW with Catherine!! The official release day for the first stamp is April 16th. That's also the day when we BLOG HOP!! I've never done a blog hop before and am really looking forward to it!!

And once the first stamp is realeased the fun begins all over again for the release of stamp #2!!!! ... then we'll do it all again for the 3rd time!!!

So make sure you pop over to Catherine's blog tomorrow to get the first of your 3 hints!!!

Friday 10 April 2009

Gorjuss with BLINGS!

I got to make my first 'Gorjuss' card today! Seriously cute images :)

As always I coloured my image with distress inks. The only thing I don't like about these is that there are not enough colours! Tim needs to get working on that for me, lol.

See the cute little cubes of bling beside my image?? Well they are Pez-A-Blings... new and exclusive to Pez-A-Doodles.. go check them out. They come in all different colours and sizes too. Cute little pieces of candy for your projects ;)

The papers are MME Laundry Line and each sheet is glittered!! So, to tie it all together out came the stickles and I put a glittery frame around the image and sentiment :) The sentiment is, of course, a Studio G stamp.

Thursday 9 April 2009


I was recently invited to make some Wedding Invitation samples, for display purposes. I couldn't see any reason not to (aside from the *mere* fact that I'd never done any before) so I gave it my best shot. These are what I came up with.

I made a couple more and am happy enough with all of them. Each invite came with a RSVP card.

(Just a quick tip... never tuck ribbon behind your card if you decide to do some last minute embossing with the cuttlebug!! ugh!! Live and learn, lol. )

Wednesday 8 April 2009

Happy Birthday Edwin - Wednesday PDD

This is the card I made for my DT post :) ... using SOME of my favourite supplies!!! Tim Holtz distress inks to colour my image, Studio G stamps for the sentiment and *bling, bling* Stickles on Edwin's wings!! Love the Magnolia 'Edwin'.. perfect for boys cards!!

a close-up of a sparkly wing

Now for something really exciting!! Check out the new PEZ-A-BLING over @ Pez-A-Doodles. They are just soooooo yummy and they come in colours to match every project! I know I'm sure gonna have fun with them ;)

Sunday 5 April 2009

BG Challenge (finally!!)

Well after getting it all wrong yesterday (see post below!) I made another card for the Basic Grey Challenge blog. THIS TIME I've used BG papers ;)

"Challenge 29 Easter/Spring Theme
This weeks challenge is exactly what it says on the box, hehe, we want you to create some Spring/Easter themed projects, and of course not forgetting to include one item from Basic Grey somewhere on your creation :)"

Papers - Basic Grey: Romani/Gypsy
Stamp - "Daisy" from Sugar Nellie
Inks - TH Distress Range

Saturday 4 April 2009

Ooops, I did it again...

....made this card for the BG Challenge blog... forgot I had to use BG somewhere on it!! Ah well, love how the card turned out anyway ;) And I just adore this Magnolia image, she's sooo sweet.

Back to the drawing board now.... ;)

Friday 3 April 2009

Studio G Challenge 5 - SGC5

I made this cute Easter Treat Holder as part of Studio G's challenge. I love these Easter stamps!!! Check them out, and other Studio G sets over at Pez-A-Doodles :) You won't be disappointed!!

I did have visions of placing this little cutie in the grass, surrounded by all the lovely chocolate bunnies and egss to get a great picture.. but mother nature messed up my plans with typical Irish weather - RAIN!! So, my kitchen table it is ;)

Treat Holder Ingredients:
Brown lunch bag - courtesy of Sheila :)
Papers - Making Memories : Flower Patch
Stamps - Studio G, series 26
Stickles - Lime Green and Crystal

Wednesday 1 April 2009

My very first DT creation :) !!

I officially started on Pezadoodles DT today **YAY** My box of goodies arrived just in the nick of time too :) There was soooooooo much to play with but one stamp in particular caught my eye and I decided to use it for my first PDD Wednesday :)

The gorgeous swirl and butterfly stamp is an exclusive to Pezadoodles and I just love it!!! I used Brushed Corduroy distress ink for both the stamp and the edge distressing, and the little sentiment is from Studio G. And to finish off I added a touch of copper stickles to the edges of the little vellum butterfly - just to make him sparkle ;)

Check out the rest of the DT's creations on each of their blogs (links on sidebar!!)