Monday, 19 September 2011

Beautiful tilda - (magnolia butterfly dreams)

Hi, Hope you have had a lovely weekend. The sun is shining here at the moment.
But I am feeling the cold.
Today I would like to share my card I made a few weeks ago. From the title you will have guessed its a magnolia stamp From the butterfly dreams collection 2011
only have 2 magnolia stamps at present and this one you have already seen. It was used on the canvas bag I made. But I like to use my stamps over and over again on different projects. So you will see them again been used on new idea's and projects.
I just love the magnolia doohickey dies but they are a little expensive.
but a girls got to have what she like sometimes.
I like the delicate colours you can get by using your distress inks to colour your images.
Still like to use my copic markers, but with inks I seam to get more a of a look I'm happy with. Maybe I just need more practice with my copic colouring.
And here's the inside of the card, simple but compliments the front of the card.
Needed to make a box envelope to accommodate this card as the flowers made it to bulky to go in to regular envelope. I found a tutorial on how to make the envelope on this ladies blog site.
needed to adapt the measurement's to accommodate this card, as it was bigger than 6x6. Used the 12x12 Prima botanics paper for the envelope,
 as I had used paper from same collection 6x6 paper pad for card.
I just love papers that have writing on or scrolls and flourishes, post cards images.

Just a little reminder, the challenge is still open at the paperlane this months challenge is 
"Anything but a card"
So grab your molly bloom stamps and join us.
Entries need to be in by 28th September 2011 and this months lovely prize is a
 character stamp from the BRAND NEW Molly Blooms 'Winter Wonderland Collection'!
The have some lovely stamps in this new collection.

Thank you for popping by today.

bYe ByE

Friday, 9 September 2011

Lili of the valley - dandelion clock

Good afternoon, slow progress on the decorating bedroom situation, hubby keeps saying you cant rush it ...grrrr. sick of dust from sanding celling and walls, already gone through one pot of filler for all the dings & dents in wall. So to get away from it all I hid in my craft room. while he sanded filled & sanded some more.
I pulled out my Lili of the valley - dandelion clock stamp & prima papers
I am really pleased how this card turned out. Usually I think the cards I make are just ok & every one Else's are so much better. But this card I really like.
Got a little stuck at one point & it was close to going in the bin.
 Had gap above image that nothing I put in place worked.
 So left it over night & came back to it & added the banner at top & the butterfly.
Love the toadstools, A new stamp I got last week from
The inside of card, feel it missing a little some thing ...hmmm
may add some more to this yet. Maybe a feather under butterfly ? don't know

White card for base
Red paper from the prima botanics collection
Postcard paper from my stash sorry no make wrote on it, as is the green paper
around image.
Image: Water colour paper,
Distress inks to colour image:
 tattered rose-skin
scattered straw-hair
aged mahogany- top, flowers, shoes
milled lavender and tattered rose- skirt, wings
vintage photo- sole of shoes, distress edges
peeled paint - grass & dandelion
broken china-sky
Toad stools
vintage photo-underside of cap, stalk
aged mahogany- tops cap
also used perfect pearls as paint- perfect copper, forever red
pearl pen for white spots
All edges of papers were distressed with vintage photo distress ink
Sew machine - stitch edges of layers
Small bit of scrap lace used just peeping out from taer in paper
Feathers- black feather thanks to my pet chicken, white feather from shops,
black & white spot feather from the guinea fowl at the stable where I keep my horse.
seam binding-was cream dyed it with tattered rose distress ink
Selection of flowers-from wild orchid crafts
 Pearls sprays, & stick on pearls
Dies- ovals,  Magnolia DooHickey Tilda Lace Die,tim holtz baroque
Stamps- lili of the valley- dandelion clock toadstools by kars,
think the butterfly is kars stamp too.
with love stamp is an old one don't know make
Extras- small crystals on flowers are stones I use for nail art they are really tiny
glamour dust on skirt, wings, flower heads, butterflies

Well best get on and do something today
bYe ByE

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Little bit of Christmas candy from ideas to inspire blog

Hi, just a quickie for you ideas to inspire are having a little give away. Click on link to see whats up for grabs. They are giving away Christmas stamps for 2 lucky people. So why not pop over and have a peep. I love there stamps. The new range is been launched on 6th September.

bYe ByE
for now

Thursday, 1 September 2011

The paper lane challenge 03 - Anything but a card

Hi, sorry I have not posted in a little while, but  been busy.  Been trying to sort my bedroom out as we are finally getting round to decorating it. Only bought the wall paper and some of the paint,  2 years ago.  Probably take another 2 years now. The room is stripped,artex removed from celling.and walls  are getting sanded, Once they done it will be,  Ready for  my hubby to get started.
 Never mind . Any way on to the paperlane challenge for this month. It was my turn to decide what the challenge was to be. So I choose Anything but a card, because theres so many other things you can do with your stamps. Than just use them to make a cards.

I choose to make a lantern
(Please never leave candles burning unattended)
I used 2 of the molly stamps. I am in to toad stools at the moment, and molly looked right at home perched on top.
 and here is the back view , I added more toadstools and a Tim Holtz die cut tree with frosted  leaves

side view
And here's the charm, I made that hangs on the front.
To get the toadstools so small from stamped image for the charm, I used shrink plastic

Oatmeal shade of linen card
Acetate run through embossing folder to give texture.
Dies used Tim holtz, flourish, and tree
Charm, Old broken necklace, butterfly, shrink plastic for toad stools, frosted  leaves, fishing swivel clasp
Viva decor pearl pen ( for 3d pearls dots on toadstools)
Lovely organza wine red ribbon
Rubber stamps , Molly sitting, and toad stools
and a selection of copic markers

All ribbon, die cutters frosted leaves, butterfly charm, card and stamps, pearl pen, card, used are available at the paperlane shop (Northallerton)

Hope many of you who entered the last Molly challenge, will join us on this challenge
We look forward to seeing your wonderful creations of
Why don't you go and cheek it out and
show us what you can come up with.  You could win a stamp from
the BRAND NEW Molly Blooms 'Winter Wonderland Collection'
Its so new its not in shops yet but here's a sneaky peek of the collection, 
I have my eye on a few of these stamps and a few ideas for them, whizzing round my head.
The collection  will soon be available to buy at
Thank you for dropping by. Happy crafting and enjoy the rest of your day.
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