Wednesday 29 April 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge 2

This weeks challenge was to use the colour combo Pink & Green. As these are two of my favourite colours I just had to join in.Managed to get the card done before all the family were struck down by a sickness bug. Recovering now but will keep the post sort & sweet. The papers are from K & Co McKenna collection and the Tilda image has been watercoloured. I have added a few Zoomz from my stash as well.
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Thursday 23 April 2009

High Hopes and Friday Sketchers challenges

High Hopes challenge this week was "distressing". I have used papers from the Basic Grey Porcelain pad which are just fantastic. I distress the edges of the card and the mat that the image is on. The image is from Whiff Of Joy's Spring Collection and I have coloured her with Distress Inks. The flowers are made using my retro Flower Punches and brads from my stash.

The Friday Sketchers sketch was not the usual square so I have made an A6 card for a change. The papers are again from the delicious Basic Grey Porcelain collection. The image is the stamp that came with Craft Stamper this month and was designed by friend Hels. I have coloured him in with watercolour pencils and punched him out, inking up the circle edges. The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! Oval All set and is punched out with their new Scalloped Oval punch then coloured with chalk ink. If you would like to get your hands on these SU goodies then I can order them for you, just give me a shout.The flowers were punched out using my retro Flower punches and secured with brads.

Wednesday 22 April 2009

Just Magnolia First Challenge

Just Magnolia is a new challenge sit which launched last Friday. The DT are such a talented bunch and I just adore their projects. The challenge was a sketch and what a fab sketch it was. I had to rotate it to fit the image but I think it works. The gorgeous papers are from Basic Grey Bittersweet collection. I coloured Tilda with my Derwent Inktense pencils and matted her on some of the DP as well, leaving a tiny border. I attached Tilda to the card using foam pads. The sentiment is a HOTP stamp and the flowers and gems are from my stash. There is a fabulous prize up for grabs to celebrate the launch of Just Magnolia, go check it out, the link is in my sidebar.
I have made some tags for a swap I am involved in. Here is one of them. I inked up the tag with Tattered Rose Distress Ink and then stamps a swirly Tim Holtz background in Worn Lipstick. The Gorjuss image was stamped and watercoloured, cut out and adhered to the tag. The butterfly charm was from the lovely Jill at Hobby House and the flower, brad and ribbon are from my stash. I also added Glossy Accents to the little clip in her hair but I doubt you will be able to see that.
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Sunday 19 April 2009

Mojo Monday challenge

This is my first attempt at this challenge but it was a lovely sketch so I thought I'd give it a go. I had a card to make for a friend who has just had the gift of another granddaughter so thought the Tilda image would be perfect. The papers are Basic Grey Bittersweet,such a fab collection. I watercoloured Tilda and then mounted her on foam dots. The ribbon, flower and brad are from my stash.
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Saturday 18 April 2009

High Hopes/Cute Card Thursday challenges

The challenge at High Hopes this week was to use piercing on your project. I have used the Gorjuss- Sitting stamp which I just love. I coloured her with my Derwent Inktense and then matted her on some patterned paper and blue Bazzill which were cut from my Nesties. ( I totally love these and need some more sets I think!)I pierced all around the edge of the blue Bazzill but you may have to click on the image to get a closer look at it. The papers are from the K & Co Amy Butler Belle pad and I added a couple of glass beads to finish. Haven't put a sentiment on yet, can't decide who to send it to

This weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge was Floral Fantasy, you had to use flowers in your project. I used some lovely K & Co paper covered in roses and one of my new Gorjuss stamps. The image is watercoloured and matted onto some gold card. I placed it on some foam pads to give it a little lift. The scalloped sentiment is from Stampin' Up! set Oval All and is punched out with the SU oval scalloped punch. I stamped the sentiment in Stazon Blazing Red. Finally I added a couple of small flowers with a gold spacer in the centre.
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Wednesday 15 April 2009

The Sugar Bowl is Gorjuss/ Friday Sketchers

For this week's Friday Sketchers challenge I have used Daisy from Sugar Nellie. I watercoloured her and matted her on some pink Bazzill which i cut using my Nestabilities. The paper is from Sparkly Sweet from K & Co. The swirls were punched from pink Bazzill using my Swirl punch from EK Success. Flowers, ribbon, spacer and brad all from stash and the sentiment is a HOTP stamp.

I got some Gorjuss stamps at last on Easter Monday when paid a visit to the home of Sugar Nellie. It is an amazing shop and if you ever get the chance to go to Elgin, you must visit.
This week's challenge over at The Sugar Bowl was a sketch. I have used the most gorgeous K & Co papers from the Blue Awning Speciality Pad. They were almost too pretty to cut up but I took a deep breath and went for it. Gorjuss- Just a girl is coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils and matted on some navy Bazzill cardstock. I have followed the sketch and then added a flower made from the papers and my retro flower punches, held together with a gold brad. I have taken a close up of the image as well, but don't look too closely :0)
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Friday 10 April 2009

Sketch Saturday

What a fab Sketch this week although I have had to rotate it to fit my image. The paper is from Basic Grey Marrakech, image is Whiff of Joy, including the tree stump.I stamped Oakley first, then masked him and stamped the tree stump to look as if he is sitting on it. I then watercoloured the image and matted it on Chocolate Chip cardstock from Stampin' Up! Again using Choc Chip I made a mat with scalloped sides using an SU stamp and added a strip of green Bazzill. This was attached to the card and then finished off with some flowers and a green brad from stash along with a gorgeous spacer(first time I've used them) which I got from Hobby House. Thank you Bev for pointing me in the right direction for these. I then glued some Zoomz along top and bottom of the card per the sketch.Apologies for the poor photo, I need one of those light tent thingies I think :0)
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Wednesday 8 April 2009

High Hopes & UKS challenges

The High Hopes challenge this week was a sketch- my favourite kind! I have used papers from Basic Grey Marrakech, ooh I like these. The stamp and sentiment are High Hopes and are coloured with my Derwent Inktense pencils.
I am so bad at managing the weekly challenges for my team on UKS. This is the first layout I have done in ages. You had to use a photo that made you laugh, 5 embellies, some sparkle and a quote by Oscar Wilde. I managed the first three but none of the quotes I read seemed to fit so I won't get maximum points. The paper is Basic Grey, Oh Boy and I have covered all the numbers 8 & 4 with Rhinestone Stickles as these were the boy's ages at the time the photo was taken. That counts for the sparkle although i don't know if you will make it out. I matted the photo on some yellow Bazzill which I punched around with my SU Scalloped Edge Punch. The journalling is again on the yellow Bazzill and I used my new Basic Grey journalling stamps. The 5 embellies are the little Zoomz below the picture.

Saturday 4 April 2009

Truly Scrumptious/Spoonful of Sugar

The latest Truly Scrumptious challenge was a sketch and Flower Power. I used a High Hopes image of the cutest rabbit. He was watercoloured and then matted on a large oval cut from my new Nestabilities. These are my first set and I can see I will need more ;0)
The papers are from HOTP. You may be wondering where the "Flower Power" is? Well, it is very subtle with some flower gems and daisies on the strip of paper across the card. Hope that's enough to qualify. The sentiment is also from High Hopes.

The Spoonful of Sugar challenge this week was a fabulous sketch. It also gave me the chance to ink up one of my newest SN images, Rory. The papers are HOTP and some co-ordinating Bazzill CS. I punched the flowers from the same papers using my small Retro Flower punch and placed a black brad in the middle of each. I added some Zoomz along the top and then some dots of Stickles in accordance with the sketch. Rory is watercoloured using my Derwent Inktense pencils. I rounded the corners of the image and mounted him on foam pads.