Friday, 29 February 2008
"Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges"
I was lucky enough to be picked for the new Design Team along with 7 others. You'll probably already know them from their great work using Magnolia stamps. If you don't know them have a look at my sidebar as I have links to all their blogs.
The new challenges will be posted on a Wednesday.
I hope lots of you will join in and I look forward to seeing your ATCs!
I will post a link when it is all up and running.
I also received some lovely Sarah Kay images from Frances. Thank you too Frances. x
I think I'm going to busy over the next couple of months with all these new images to colour and make into projects!
Thursday, 28 February 2008
Monika made this lovely little folder with the fab Stampabella image on the front. The little bag she also made with some mini bars of chocolate and some little embellies.
inside the folder it was jam packed with Hanglar images. Lots and lots of different ones.
Thank you sooo much Monika x.
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
challenge is to use these two colours together!
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Sunday, 24 February 2008
I just made a simple card for this one because I think the stamp is so sweet. I have used a 2005 set from Stampin Up called "And everything nice". The papers are all from Basic Grey, the Lily Kate range. I cut out some of the flowers from the 12x12 papers and added zoomz to their middles and then overlapped them on the paper and main image. Just a bit of ribbon to finish off.
Why not go and have a look at Lynn's blog and enter the blog candy comp? You'll find it here.
Stamps:- Stampin Up
Papers:- Basic Grey - Lily Kate
And here is my take on it, a little gift box for maybe chocolates? I used a Cricut Cartridge to make the box and put in a little acetate window. The tag was also made with the Cricut. All the papers, brads and heart clasp are from a Go Go Greetings monthly kit. And so sorry I don't have a clue who the papers are by :-/. I paper pieced Tilda with the same range of papers. I put in the box some yellow tissue paper so that it shows through the window.
Here is the top view of the box. The flower shape was part of the box and intertwines so you can close the box. I added some dimension to it by putting on some matching blooms with a tiny brad in the middle. The text "Get Well Soon" is from a clear set of stamps by Francoise Read called must have retro words.
If you would like to see all the other Design Team work , why not go to the Tilda & Co Challenge blog? The DT make some really inspirational things. Why not even have a go at a project yourself?
Stamps:- Magnolia & Francoise Read.
Cricut Cartridge:- Tags,bags,boxes & more.
Papers, brads, blooms & heart clasp:- Go Go Greetings monthly kit.
Saturday, 23 February 2008
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
This weeks challenge - 'Spring in your step!' is to make a card (or other
item!) with a spring theme! Easter and Mother's Day both fall early this year
and with me daffs out in the garden already it seemed a good theme!
And here is my take on the theme. An Easter card. See all those Easter eggs piled up in the back of the truck? Lol none for me I'm dieting! :-(
I tried to use papers with spring type colours. They are from a Sarah's card kit and are from Foof-a-la range. The stamps are from Stamping Up - loads of love set. I haven't used these in ages , I forgot how easy they are to work with.The scallops are made using the Mini monogram cricut cartridge and I used a cat's eyes ink pad to ink up the edges of them. The ribbon is from a friend in the US.
If you would like to see the other entries or have a go , have a look at the Papertake blog it is here.
Stamps:- Stamping Up
Scallops:- Cricut cartridge - Mini Monograms
Blooms:- Sarah's cardmaking kit
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
And here is the card I made for the challenge. I used one of the new Lola stamps which are part of the Sugar Nellie range and some paper that I had left over from a kit. I love these papers and was a bit loathe to use the last lot up. They are from the Kelly Panacci range.
If you would like to take part in these challenges you can find the blog here.
Stamps:- Lola from the Sugar Nellie range
Papers:- Kelly Panacci
Monday, 18 February 2008
My idea is to put a recent photo on the front page of the booklets of each of my four kids and write a little piece inside the booklet about what they are up to at the moment ie, school, likes and dislikes, that kind of thing.
Papers:- Blonde Moments
Album & booklets:- Cricut cartridge - Fabulous Finds
2008:- Cricut cartridge - Plantin Schoolbook
Sunday, 17 February 2008
My string is on the little parcel and envelopes holding them together.
The text,folders, oval , tabs and paperclips were all made using my Cricut.
Tilda's wings, fur on her coat and hat have diamond stickles on.
The seals on the envelopes and letters have diamond glaze on them.
Tilda is coloured in with prismas and zest it.
If you would like to have a go at the challenge you can find it here.
There are some really gorgeous pieces done by the Design Team , plenty to inspire you!!
Papers:- October Afternoon
Folder:- Cricut cartridge - Fabulous Finds
Text:- Cricut cartridge - Plantin Schoolbook
Tabs:- Cricut cartridge - Fabulous Finds
Paperclips:- Cricut cartridge - Fabulous Finds
Oval:- Cricut cartridge - Plantin Schoolbook
Saturday, 16 February 2008
Think I need to warm up before I start making anything today.
Friday, 15 February 2008
Here is the sketch that we had to work with. It was a great sketch and I really enjoyed doing it.
And here is my take on the sketch. Tilda, steps and butterflies are Magnolia stamps. And they have all been paper pieced. Tilda's wings (as always) have diamond stickles on them. The swirls are from Rhonna Farrer.The gorgeous ribbon is from my friend Sandy in the US. The sentiment is computer generated. And the strip of circles has been cut from an Urban Lily paper.
If you would like to have a go at the challenge it is on Katharina's blog here.
Stamps:- Magnolia & Rhonna Farrer
Paper:- Urban Lily
Tab:- Cricut cartridge - Fabulous Finds
Sentiment:- Computer generated
Thursday, 14 February 2008
But I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who visits my blog and leaves a comment. I love to read them and then visit their blog. So much inspiring work out there so thank you again !!!!
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
If you want to take a look at the Papertake Challenge site it is here.
Paper:- Urban Lily
Ovals :- Jasmine cricut cartridge
Flowers :- German craft shop
Monday, 11 February 2008
Here is the sketch for the Ismaki Challenge # 6. This week it was Kianel's turn to do the challenge.
If you would like to take a look at the challenge and take part you can get all the details here on the blog. The DT do some fantastic work.
So here is my take on the challenge. I try to use a different make of stamp every week and so far I've managed it. I've used my new Bella stamp and coloured it in with prismas and zest it. The paper, card, ribbon and blooms are from Sarah's monthly kit. I'm gradually working my way through them. The text I just printed off the computer and layered it with the same card.
Papers:- Autumn Leaves MOD
Swirls:- Quickutz Flourish
Oval:- Cricut cartridge - Jasmine
Sunday, 10 February 2008
Here is my take on it. I used a tall frankfurter jar to make into a vase for Mother's Day. I covered it in the paper and then added the Magnolia image and embellies. Most of it was from a Go Go Greetings kit. I added the ribbon to hide the neck of the jar. To add a bit more dimension I stuck down some little prima flowers to her basket.
Friday, 8 February 2008
Anyway it started off with Lola in a scallop circle but didn't look right so I trimmed her instead. I used a Go Go Greetings kit and I know what the papers are for a change (see below).
Stamps:- Sugar Nellies Lola
Sentiment:- Stamping Up
Papers:- Making Memories
Swirls: Quickutz Flourish
Thursday, 7 February 2008
Nic for the Magnolia skull & crossbones, Annie for the other Magnolia images and gorgeous card. Thanks girls.
Sandy from US for these fantastic HM, Hopper and Stampendous images. And a fantastic surprise of these gorgeous ribbons. We swapped images as she really wanted some Sugar Nellies. Thanks Sandy and I'll be sending you images of the new ones. (see next pic).
I also received my new set of Lola stamps from the Sugar Nellie range from Funky Kits. I've been looking forward to getting these for ages.
And then these 3 Bellas from Kitty at First Class Crafts.
So I'm a happy girl but too tired to play tonight so I'll be "at it" tomorrow morning as soon as the kids are at school!!!
Hmm still waiting on 11 new Magnolias though!!!
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
Papers:- Foof a la
Stamp:- LeLo Designs
The first one you'll know about if you read the previous post. I didn't want to cut the papers up too much as they were so pretty and if I had made cards from them I would have. These papers are from Creative Imaginations. I cut the flowers out from another sheet of the same range and added a button to each of the middles to co-ordinate with Sigourney's top.
This is a school photo of my two youngest taken in November last year. I like the way it is done in sepia tones. These papers are from the American Crafts Bookshelf range. Again I added buttons to give it a fun look.
All supplies come from
Crop 'til you Drop.
It's my beautiful daughter's 17th birthday today. She celebrated by going out last Saturday with her mates but today she has to go to school as she is in the 6th form.
On a sadder note it is my FIL George's birthday today who sadly passed away in January of this year.
Happy Birthday George. x Always in our thoughts.
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
So for this card I used one of my new stamps from LeLo Designs. All the papers are from another Sarah's monthly card kit. The scalloped squares and the "blooms" are all cut using the Cricut.
Blooms:- Cricut cartridge Accent Essentials
Scallop sqaures:- Plantin Schoolbook
colours: brown & turquoise or
colours: brown & rose
So I decided to do the brown and turquoise.
And here is the finnished card. I had just received a gorgeous kit from Go Go Greetings with just the right colours so I used that. And of course Edwin sitting on a pencil , but the pencil was removed and the pile of books is from Magnolia too.
If you would like to have a go at the challenge you can find details on the Ismaki blog here.
Hi:- Making Memories noteworthy alphabet stickers
Here is my card for the first Sweet Sugar Challenge. The theme for this one was "stars & stripes". I already had the rock star coloured in so I just had to find the matching papers. Luckily I had a DCWV scrapbook kit pad in the same colour match. The stars were cut out with my Cricut.
The challenges are once a fortnight on a Monday and you can find the blog here.
Stamp:- Sugar Nellie
Paper:- DCVW scrapbook kit pad
Sentiment:- Stamping Up
Die cuts:- Cricut cartridge Plantin Schoolbook
Lol luckily enough I have one quite short middle name, so should be easy.....
Here are the rules: You must post the rules before you give your answers. You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name. After you've been tagged, you need to up-date your blog with your middle name and answers. At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged, and need to read your blog for details)
J - Jolly (sorry that was a hard one to think of).
A - Addicted to stamps. I go throught phases, at the moment it's Magnolias and Sugar Nellies.
Y - Yearn. I yearn to live abroad by the sea and one day I will!!!!
N - Never short of love and hugs. (Don't be sick!). I have a fantastic husband who tells me he loves me every day and four beautiful children who love hugs.
E - Embarassingly shy. I go red at the slightest thing!!
I'm doing this at 7.25 am in between getting the kids ready for school so I'll tag the names later.
Monday, 4 February 2008
Sunday, 3 February 2008
The Tilda, parcel of hearts and the background grid heart are all Magnolia stamps. They are coloured in with prismas and zest it.
The papers are all from a last year Hot Off The Press kit as are the "love heart" brads.
To make the "buckle" I used a Stampin Up word window punch.
Here is another view of the card open so you can see the strap open.
If you fancy having a go at the challenge you can find the blog here. Why not go and have a look , there are some wonderful inspiring pieces from the Design Team girls. You never know it might inspire you to make your own!!
Friday, 1 February 2008
I coloured the sitting Tilda in with prismas and zest it. The little window at the top left hand corner was done with the word window punch and I stamped the welcome with a SU stamp.
Tilda was attached onto the actual belt strap so she could move when the card was opened.
Here's another view of the card, open. As you can see you adhere a "belt strap" and the card closes by putting the strip through the opening. The opening was made with the SU word window punch.
The card was finnished off with some blooms and ribbons which came with the monthly kit.