Monday, 26 October 2009

Crafty Angels meets Just Magnolia & some Challenges

Good morning. So who remembered to change their blogger settings when the clocks changed on Saturday night?? NOT me anyway.. haha!! I couldn't figure out why my scheduled post didn't publish *rolls eyes*  Anyhoooo..... onto today's cards. Apologies in advance for such a long post :$

This week our challenge on Crafty Angels was set by Caz and she wanted to see charms - handmade of bought, while on Just Magnolia there is a great sketch by Martine to follow.

I am also entering into Magnolia Down Under Challenges who asked for Distressing. I think I've distressed just about everything on this card, lol.

I've had these Magnolia papers for a couple of weeks now and I really didn't want to cut into them, lol. They are delicious and if you're a fan of distressing these papers are PERFECT for that.

I used one of my Magnolia Tilda's from the Yummy for your Tummy collection and coloured her using both copics and distress inks. I distressed my papers using Antique Linen and edged them with vintage photo. I crackle painted the heart circle and rubbed Aged Mahogany over it to let the cracks take in the colour. I then cut Tilda out and 'sat' her on the end of the circle.

The big white flower is one from a very inexpensive range of embellishments, however it does have a huge silver glittery centre that I didn't like so I covered it with a white button threaded with scrappers floss. After inking the little chipboard heart with Aged Mahogany and adding white dots using a gel pen I stuck it on top of the button using glossy accents. I dotted some self adhesive pearls around the card and finished it off with a Studio G sentiment. 

I have 2 cards today for the Anyone for Anya Challenge blog. This week there is a lovely sketch by Dawny P to follow. On both of my cards I used the first Anya's I ever bought and they are still my favourites :)

I used Kaisercraft paper with bazzil card for this one. The border punch is MS Checkerboard. My gorgeous flowers are from Tabby Crafts, and the bling is by Prima. The ribbon & brads are from my stash and the little spacers are from The Hobby House.

This next card is the one I made for the AFA challenge LAST WEEK! lol. I just couldn't get myself together enough to post on time. Thankfully I'm feeling sooo much better, and the kids are off school for mid term so no rushing in and out to schools! I'm hoping for a chill out week :)

The theme was Autumn Colours and I used a great sketch on Papertake Weekly. I flipped it to the left but the sketch is unchanged. My papers are MME Bloom & Grow and Bazzil cardtsock. The roses are spritzed with Copper glimmermist but as always it's so hard to pick up the sparkle on camera.

The beautiful jewelled top pin is one my friend Dee Dee sent to me. I'm sure it's a Maya Road but I'll leave it to her to correct me if I'm wrong, lol. The sentiment is from Magnolia's Summer kit. The big button, adhesive pearls and pearl thread are from my stash.

Phew, well I think that's it for today... what a long post, lol!! We are off into town soon, as it's finally stopped raining. TFL and have a great bank holiday Monday :)


CraftyC said...

Wow Sandie these are stunning cards, I love your Magnolia card, it is gorgeous. Enjoy your little venture into town

Andria said...

Hi I was just blog hopping but have to say that your work is truly stunning. Your cards are truly beautiful and very high standard.

Marina said...

Wow! All cards are so beautiful!
Nice images, pretty papers and gorgeous details.

Have a nice day,


Jill said...

ohh Sandie all your cards are gorgeous I love the DP you've used and the images thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Scrappinmum said...

Oh, so pretty. I can't pick one I like best.

Kellie said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge. xx

Hugs, Kel
MDUC Site Owner.

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

Wow all your cards are stunning! Thanks for joining in with MDUC.
Kristy x

Sue said...

Very sweet card. Love that cherry paper, I know what you mean about cutting it, it's so nice. Tilda is colored beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us at MDUC this week. Come back for our next challenge so we can see what you're creating.

Jodie from Oz said...

Beautiful cards, I love them all and loving that beautiful Magnolia Paper, I can understand why you wanted to save it. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under Distressing Challenge & hope to see you again next time. Hugs Jodie from Oz

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow, gorgeous cards! Love your Magnolia! Such a sweet image and beautiful accents. Love the center heart too! Thanks for playing along at Just Magnolia! :)

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Better late than never :))))

Love both cards but the one for this week is just adorable! Realy gorgeous colours and papers and it's also my favourite Miss Anya. Love the bling-bling and the pretty flowers.

Love from AFA!


Tracey Feeger said...

Oh wow look at all those creations - all gorgeous. Love the way you have Tilda sitting on the chipboard. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at MDUC.

Dawny P said...

Oh these are just fabulous chick. LOVE what you did with the sketch and those autumnal colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at AFA, Hugs, Dawny xxx

Polly Pierce said...

Gosh, you must be feeling better! Such a lot of lovely cards, I especially like the Magnolia one, although in truth it's hard to choose just one of them...

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

your cards are stunning, all of them, great colours and amazing attention to detail. thanks for joining anya. janex

DeeDee said...

There is so much eye candy here. Love the distressed heart. I like your color combos on the cards. And yes it is Maya Road. Glad to see you finally let one go. ;)

Norma said...

Sandie, your card is simply gorgeous. Love the colours and you colouring is awesome. Super cute Tilda. I love that heart circle--I must remember that. I may use it myself--thanks for the inspiration. Terrific job on the card.
Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under.


stephanne said...

Both of your creations are gorgeous, I have to say, but I am partial to the Magnolia card for obvious reasons, lol. Beautiful work, I love what can be done with inexpensive flowers, it's okay to rip and wrinkle them, lol. Beautiful work, your colouring is incredible!! Thanks for sharing with us at MDUC, hope you'll join us again in the future!!

Unknown said...

Your cards are absolutley stunning! I love all three, but especially the distressed magnolia. Thanks for participating in the MDU Distressing challenge and good luck!
Alicia xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Fabulous cards, great layouts and colouring!
Thanx for joining us at MDUC