Friday 28 August 2009

PDD Friday / Papertake Weekly & Just Magnolia

This week's challenge on the Magnolia Challenge Blog is "Ribbons & Bows" while on Papertake Weekly there is sketch #22 to follow.

I used distress inks to colour my Tilda image and shade the background. I then cut the image out and put her 'sitting' on the ribbon. I used some prima flowers and made a bow for the centre. I finished it off by adding some orange gems and white pearls around the card. The sentiment is a Studio G.

Papers: KaiserCraft Pina Colada Collection & PM cardstock
Image: Magnolia - Tilda
Sentiment: Studio G
Flowers: Prima
Distress inks, adhesive pearls, gems & ribbon from my stash
Fiskars border punch

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Tuesday 25 August 2009

PDD Tuesday - For You

I made this card with 3 challenges in mind:
  1. Sketch Saturday with sketch #65
  2. Basic Grey Challenges with a colour combo of Pink/Brown/Yellow
  3. Anyone for Anya with "Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice". What could be more girly than this colour combo, pearls, gems, flowers and the sweet Anya image ;)
I coloured my image with distress inks and added some glossy accents to the hair bands. Then I distressed the background with Tattered Rose. The sentiment is Studio G.

Ingredients: (all linked items available on Pez-A-Doodle Designs)
Papers: BG Procelain, PM cardstock
Image: Anya from The Greeting Farm
Sentiment: Studio G
Distress inks, glossy accents, adhesive gems, pearl brads
Cuttlebug, circle and scalloped circle Nestabilities, MS Doily Punch

Sunday 23 August 2009

SFTW meets Friday Sketchers

This week over on Stampin' for the Weekend the theme is Pink & Grey, ABC Challenges is 'B is for Buttons' and on Friday Sketchers they have sketch #66 to follow:

I used my cute little Daisy image, by Sweet Art Ebony. I just love this stamp, she's so sweet. I coloured her using distress inks and also shaded the background using Tattered Rose. Then I cut her out using the circles nestabilities and mounted it on a scalloped circle. The sketch had quite a lot of layers but it was fun to do. I added some organza grey/silver ribbon and finished off with pink & grey buttons threaded with scrappers floss.

Image: 'Daisy' from SAE, Sugar Nellie
Papers: Blueberry Hill & cardstock (both PM)
Ribbon, buttons & scrappers floss from my stash
Cuttlebug, Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle.

Awards from Heather
Wow!! Heather passed on a total of FIVE awards to me.. I am honoured that she did so. Please go check out her wonderful creations if you haven't done so already

I would like to pass these awards onto some very talented ladies who have been supportive of my blog and who inspire me on a daily basis. I am a huge fan of their work and love to visit their blogs. I would like to thank them all for sharing their work with us.


Friday 21 August 2009

PDD Friday & Just Magnolia

This week over on Just Magnolia there is a wonderful sketch by Rach to follow. I've moved a couple of things around to suit my image.

On my card I used the Tilda as Dragonfly image and masked her to add some flowers, which is also a magnolia stamp. I coloured my images and shaded the background paper with distress inks. Then I highlighted with my Inkssentials white gel pen and added some Star Dust stickles to her wings.

I cut a scalloped circle using my nesties, stamped the Butterfly Scallop Frame and also used my distress inks to colour that.

Then I added some primas, and using a little flower punch, I made some smaller flowers for the centre and then added some crystal gems in the centre. I also punched out a little butterfly.

I followed through to the inside using the flower stamp and shading the background papers.

Ingredients: Papers: MME Laundry Line & Gemstones cardstock
Images: Magnolia. Pez-A-Doodle Designs Butterfly Scallop Frame

Flowers: Prima

Tools: Nestabilities curved rectangle, circle and scalloped circle. Cuttlebug

Adhesive gems, stickles, distress inks

Thursday 20 August 2009

Whiff of Joy#44, Papertake Weekly #100 and PaperPlay#31

Whiff of Joy meets Papertake Weekly

This week over on Whiff of Joy Challenges Rach has made a wonderful sketch to follow. I used one of the new Whiff of Joy Fall kit stamps and coloured her with my trusty distress inks, then shaded the background with Dried Marigold. I added some flowers and leaves that I won recently and some adhesive pearls to finish it off. I'm trying to used up all of the little pearls that are always left over so you may notice quite a lot of them on my cards recently, lol.

I'm also entering this into Papertake Weekly Challenge who are celebrating their 100th challenge this there's a choice of 99 different challenges!!! That's because you get to pick your favourite PTW challenge and re-do it. I picked Seeing Spots.

Papers: Nana's Nursery DCWV
Image: Whiff of Joy Fall kit
Sentiment: Whiff of Joy
Flowers: Prima
Ribbon, pearls and pin from my stash

PaperPlay Challenges #31

This is my DT card for PaperPlay Challenges this week, which is a sketch by Mandy :) I just love these Gorjuss girl images.. and of course mine are predominantly blonde, lol.

Tab inadvertantly reminded me that I had a cute little butterfly punch from back in the day when I'd just started making cards and had no clue about what I should have been buying so I ended up with a load of things I never use!! This was actually a box of tiny punches and I made the little flower centres using 2 more of them. I guess they did come in handy after all. Again, I have added tons of little adhesive pearls :D

Papers: BG Urban Prairie & Gemstones cardstock
Image: Gorjuss Girl
Ribbon: Making Memories
Flowers: Prima
Distress inks, adhesive pearls
Tools: Nestabilities oval and scalloped oval, cuttlebug, Craft Tonic punches (Do Crafts)

Tuesday 18 August 2009

For a Princess

I have to make just a very quick post today as I am up to my eyes in disinfectant. We took in a stray kitten a couple of weeks ago, until we could find him a new home, and it turned out the poor thing has ringworm .. totally grosses me out but it's not the cat's fault. Unfortunately it means my whole house has to be disinfected and the kitten quarantined!! As someone recently said "no good deed goes unpunished!" .. how right they were!!

I made this card using the Princess Anya image that I got in some blog candy. I coloured her with distress inks and added some glossy accents to both the crown and the wand. I also added some stickles to the bottom of her dress. I cut out some flowers on the cricut and distressed the edges with ink. The ribbon is East of India and the charm is from The Hobby House.

Image: Princess Anya
Papers: PM Blueberry Hill & cardstock
Distress inks, stickles, glossy accents (all available on Pez-A-Doodle Designs)
Ribbon: East of India
Charm: The Hobby House.
Adhesive Pearls: ebay

Monday 17 August 2009

Whiff of Joy Fall Kit & Challenges

Whiff of Joy / Stash & Sketch

OMG!! My Whiff of Joy Fall Kit arrived today!!! Totally unexpected as it's not supposed have been mailed out until the 21st, but I will not question why :D

Soooo, a perfect opportunity to use one of the GORGEOUS images was to hop over and do the Whiff of Joy Challenge #43 which calls for Pink & Brown!! Not Fall colours but hey... lol.

I am also entering this into the Sketch & Stash Challenge #17 as I used their sketch and my newest stash :D

Papers: MME & PM Cardstock
Image & sentiment: Whiff of Joy Fall Kit
Distress inks, stickles, adhesive pearls
Flowers: Prima
Nestabilities Curved Rectangles

This card is for The Sugar Bowl Challenge which is this sketch:

I used the wonderful little Manga Kids image for this one.

Papers: Bo-Bunny, MME & Bazzill
Image: Manga Kids by Sugar Nellie
Distress inks, ribbon, adhesive pearls
Flowers: Primas from my Cafe Prima kits
Sentiment: Whiff of Joy Fall Kit
Nestabilites - Classic & Scalloped Ovals

Sunday 16 August 2009

Have a Wonderful Day

(the shadows you see on her knees and arm are natural shadows from taking the picture...)

The August challenge is up over on the Just Magnolia Monthly Challenges. This month it they are asking for 3D images on your project.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Stamp Something
- Summer Vacation
Cute Card Thursday - #73 At the Beach
Sketch Saturday - Sketch #64:

I stamped two Tilda images and then masked one to add the water ring. I coloured both of my images using distress inks and then cut out the swimsuit from the unmasked one. I used 3D foam dots to mount the swimsuit. Then I added stickles to the polka dots. I made the oval using my nesties and then shaded the background using Broken China.

I used the Fiskars border punch to do the edge of my cardstock and added adhesive pearls along it. I also added the same colour pearls around the card and in the centre of my primas. I ran out of the red primas so couldn't add one to the inside :(

I followed the sketch through to the inside:

Papers: MME Laundry Line & PM cardstock
Image: Magnolia Tilda & Water ring
Sentiment: SeeD's
Distress inks, stickles, Primas & adhesive pearls
Ribbon: Raspberry Ribbons kit.
Tools: Cuttlebug. Classic & scalloped oval Nestabilities. Fiskars border punch.

Friday 14 August 2009

Princess Isabella & Challenges

PDD / Split Coast Stampers

This is the 2nd new release Princess from Pez-A-Doodle Designs and her name is Isabella. Such a sweet little image!! I made this card using the current sketch, #241, on Split Coast Stampers

Papers: BG Wisteria
Image: Princess Isabella from Pez-A-Doodle Designs
Flowers: Prima
Distress inks, ribbon, buttons and scrappers floss from my stash

Just Magnolia meets Friday Sketchers

This card is for both the Just Magnolia and Friday Sketchers challenges. Just Magnolia asked for a 'Friendship' project and the sketch is the current one on Friday Sketchers.

Great sketch!! I moved the sentiment to accommodate my image.

Papers: BG Lime Rickey
Image: Magnolia Tilda, Shabby Chic 2008
Flowers: PM felt flowers
Scrappers floss, adhesive pearls and sentiment from my stash

Wednesday 12 August 2009

Challenge Wednesday

Today I made 2 cards for 4 challenges:

Just Magnolia & Magnolia Down Under

This weeks Just Magnolia Challenge is a great sketch by Martine.

I am also entering this for Magnolia Down Under challenge, which is 'Winter is Here'... they want to see, snow, snowflakes, rugged up Tilda/Edwin, rain, wind etc the list is endless and what you make of it. I think this Tilda with her umberella is perfect for the theme :)

Papers: BG Lemonade & Gemstones cardstock
Image: Magnolia, Tilda
Flowers: Prima
Adhesive pearls (PM) and button from my stash

Whiff of Joy meets Papertake Weekly

I made this card using the Papertake Weekly - Dawny's sketch #21 and Whiff of Joy asked for Pink & Brown. Both the image and the sentiment are from the Summer kit at WOJ.

Papers: BG Eva
Image & sentiment: Whiff of Joy Summer Kit
Flowers: Primas
Adhesive gems/pearls: Papermania
Clip: Tim Holtz

Tuesday 11 August 2009

Basic Grey Challenges & PDD

Basic Grey Challenges is back!! This is my entry for the first challenge of the new blog - which is a sketch by Tara G.

I coloured my Manga Girl image with Distress inks and higlighted with Inkssentials Opaque white pen. I put a tiny amount of glossy accents on the buttons of her dress, then I distressed the background paper with Tattered Rose. I used Tattered Rose crackle paint the TH grungeboard swirl. I added some flowers, using a little bit of Frosted Lace stickles to give a bit of shimmer. Then I added some white pearls around the card and in the centre of the flowers. I finished the card off with a WOJ sentiment also distressed with Tattered Rose.

Ingredients: (All linked items are available at a great price over @ Pez-A-Doodle Designs)
Papers: BG Two Scoops

Image: Sugar Nellie Manga Girl

Ribbon: American Crafts

TH Grungeboard Elements Plain
Crackle paint, stickles, distress inks, glossy accents, inkssentials opaque white pen.

Sunday 9 August 2009

One of a Kind

This is my DT card that I made for PaperPlay Challenges. The challenge this week is set by Deirdre and is 'All creatures great and small - let aminals inspire your creation'. So this was a perfect opportunity to use my cute little Dexter stamp!! The prize on PaperPlay this week is a choice of 5 Copic Markers from our sponsor, An Siopa Bui. A wonderful prize, I wish I could enter, lol!!

I am also entering this into Stamp Something's challenge this week which is Charmed Somethings.

Papers: MME Laundry Line & PM Cardstock
Image: Dexter from Motivet
Distress inks, scrappers floss, ribbon, ball charm and buttons.
Nestabilities scalloped/standard circle.

Saturday 8 August 2009

PDD and some exciting news!!

Boy am I having a great weekend!!! Before I get into that I'd like to share with you a fantastic stamp idea exclusive to Pez-A-Doodle Designs. Nestability Frames!! This particular one is called Blackberries and it comes in 2 sizes per pack, the one I used is the bigger one. Also available is Butterfly Scallop Frame which is compatible with the circle nesties. I've a feeling these will sell out fast, so if you want them you'd better not delay!!

It's been a while since I've done a clean and simple card :) I put my card through the cuttlebug using the 'Thanks' folder and tied some multicoloured tulle around it. Then I cut out my nestie label and stamped the frame on it. I coloured the blackberry image with distress inks. Then I cut a bigger frame and mounted the smaller one onto it. The sentiment is a Studio G. I mounted the frames onto my card using 3D foam dots and finished it off by adding some white pearls to the centres of the flowers and along the bottom of my bigger label.

The other PDD DT members have also been busy, please do check out their blogs to see what they've been up to. Links are on my side bar!!

NOW.. on to my great news!!!!!

Firstly, I've been selected to join the Stamping' for the Weekend design team!! I am so thrilled to be joining this team as it's been a favourite challenge blog since it started up. I am so thankful to Kimmi, Donna and the rest of the team for selecting me and I can't wait to get started :)

And if that didn't make my weekend.... I won BLOG CANDY too!! woooo!! The lovely Amy had some wonderful blog candy which included a High Hopes stamp set. I've been dying to get some High Hopes stamps so I was exceptionally delighted to win. Thanks Amy :)

Finally, don't forget that Basic Grey challenges is back with their first challenge on the new blog - a great sketch by Tara G!!

And on that note.. I'm off to do my Saturday morning cleaning... ugh!!

Friday 7 August 2009

Princess and the Bug..

I'm so excited with what I have to show you all today... finally, the new releases from Pez-A-Doodle Designs!!! 2 new Princesses AND 2 new Bugs!!!

This first card introduces Princess Priya. I really adore this stamp and BG Marrakech papers sprang to mind when I first saw her! I love how it all came together and I know I'll be using this one over and over again!!

I am entering this card into the Truly Scrumptious Challenge as I followed their sketch :)

I had little tiny self adhesive pearls that fit perfectly on her head dress, and for the red 'gem' in the middle I used glossy accents.

The next card is the new Picnicin' Ladybug.. cute, cute, cute!!!

After I coloured the ladybug I felt it needed 'something' .. so I added some glossy accents to the black spots. It added a little dimention and made the spots pop out more.

Please do check out the other DT blogs to see the other new releases!!! Links on my sidebar ;)

We also have 2 fabulous guest designers for this release!!! Jessica Diedrich and Jeanne Streiff. Don't forget to stop off at their blogs too.

Stamps: Princess Priya and Picnicin' Ladybug - Pez-A-Doodle Design exclusives

Papers: BG Marrakech, PM cardstock & Karen Foster

Prima flowers, glittered skittles, stickles, glossy accents & adhesive pearls

MS Doily Punch, distress inks

Wednesday 5 August 2009

New Releases from Pez-A-Doodle

Well hubby is really ill again and is back at the doctors, so I have no card to show today. After almost 3 weeks of it I think we can rule out just a regular flu!

However I do have some news of NEW RELEASES!!

This coming Friday Pez-A-Doodle are releasing more stamps in both the Bug and Princess series. Make sure to check out all of the DT's blogs to see what they come up with!!

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Paper Pieced Somethings - CHALLENGE

The challenge on Stamp Something this week is to paper piece something.

I got this wonderful Doraline stamp, by Motivet, in the mail last week and was itching to use it!! I coloured her up with a mix of distress inks and paperpieced her dress. Then I distressed the background with Frayed Burlap. I distressed my background papers using an edge distresser and ripped back a bit on the side. Using an eyelet setter I made 4 holes and threaded some ribbon through, then tied it up. Finally I added a bingo card and 2 buttons threaded with scrappers floss.

Ingredients: Papers: Basic Grey Bittersweet and PM cardstock Image: Doraline by Motivet Bingo card: Jenni Bowlin Tools: eyelet setter, Heidi Swapp edge distresser Distress inks, ribbon, buttons, scrappers floss all from my stash.

Monday 3 August 2009

For You

This card combines 4 challenges:
  1. Whiff of Joy Challenge #41 - Floral
  2. Simon Says Challenge - Distressing
  3. Pile it On: Challenge #9- use at least three flowers on your project (and of course, at least one other current challenge from anywhere else in blogland)
  4. and finally Sketch Saturday: Sketch #62

I used Willow with Flowers from Whiff of Joy and coloured her with distress inks. Then I distressed the background with Tattered Rose. I mounted my DP on pink/blue cardstock and followed the sketch. Then I added some primas and some flowers I cut using the cricut and the George & Basic Shapes cart. I added some adhesive pearls to the centre of the flowers, and around the card. Using the silent setter I made 2 holes at the side of the image, threaded some ribbon though and tied a bow. I finished it off by adding a little "for you" sentiment by Studio G.

Ingredients: Papers: PM Blueberry Hill & PM Cardstock
Image: Whiff of Joy - Willow with
Sentiment: Studio G
Tools: Silent Setter, Cricut Expressions.
Distress Inks, Adhesive Pearls, Ribbon.

Sunday 2 August 2009

A trio of Challenges

Finally hubby is starting to feel a little better and it's not raining today so the little ones are outside playing.. while I get to play inside :)

I made this card for 3 challenges:

  1. Just Magnolia, week 16 - Distressing (as if 2 weeks of listening to an ill hubby isn't distressing enough, lol!!)
  2. Stampavie & More challenge #54 - School
  3. Friday Sketchers - 63 had this wonderful sketch to follow -

I used Magnolia's Edwin and coloured him using distress inks. I distressed the background using Broken China. Then I cut edwin out using my octagon nesties, and mounted it on a scalloped octagon. I distressed the backgound papers with an edge distresser.

Then I made a little folder using the cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook cart. I used white cardstock and distressed it with Old Paper. I cut out a little piece of my dp to slip into the folder. Then I stamped "A" on the front. (to give the impression that it was a report card!!)
I finished off the card using 3 buttons threaded with scrappers floss and some stickles on Edwin's wings. I decorated the inside using the same papers, but no stamping :)