30 October 2009

Cricut candy?! WOW oh wow!

I encourage anyone who sees this post to click over to see Holley's Blog candy - this generous blogger is giving away a cricut cartridge! While you are there - have a look at her gorgeous cards. Very inspirational.

28 October 2009

Magnolia-licious Highlites - challenge - Clean and Simple

Am I on a roll this week or what? I think I am becoming a challenge-a-holic? Or maybe it is just because my husband moved my craft desk into the study next to his computer desk so we can sit together, but still do our own thing.... yep, I think that might have a bit to do with it :) What can be better than just crafting, but crafting next to your beloved?

Anyway, but to the task at hand... this week's Magnolia-licious Highlites challenge - Clean and Simple. Doesnt that make for a change from the recent challenges I've been attempting? Brings me back to the very beginning of my addiction.

My card? Well, the trusty little Cuttlebug was put to good use, as was my heat gun for the embossing. I love this Magnolia ornament stamp.

And a close up for the detail of the beautiful stamp

27 October 2009

Distressed Edwin

Another three challenges in one! Aren't I becoming adventurous?

So - here they are:
At Magnolia Down Under, their challenge # 25 is "Distressing"
At The Pink Elephant Challenges their challenge #38 is - The colour Black, Hardware and Distressing
At Friday Sketchers the challenge for this week is the layout below...

And my interpretation is....this little guy. The photographer (me) hasn't managed to capture all the detail, but Edwin is actually on a mirrored piece of card, and I have turned the sketch 90 degrees - I hope Claudia at Friday Sketchers doesn't mind!

And here is a close up of my detail...

Tilda with Puppy - Just Magnolia sketch challenge # 28

Hello! Just Magnolia's challenge this week is this pretty little sketch below:

So I decided to use the sketch to make a little birthday card for my sweet little friend Morgan who is turning three next week. Morgan is a true animal lover so I thought that this little Tilda was perfect for her, and the puppy is coloured so she looks like Morgan's own little puppy. I am still loving these easel cards so I decided to do one of these again.

25 October 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #25

My youngest son, Aiden is almost 4 months old and I hadn't managed to do a single scrap page for him yet! Bad Mummy! My scrap senses were tingling and this fortnights Magnolia Down Under challenge (#25) gave me the perfect opportunity.

So here is my submission for the challenge - which is "distressed".

On my layout I have distressed several layers, including the photo of my littlest man. And the magnolia stamp inclusion - the gorgeous tree that I have added to the side.

I have also used my newest toy - my Cricut! For the lettering, heart and the label.

20 October 2009

Tilda with "fiets"

One little lady, three big challenges! Thats right folks - this little Tilda with her bicycle ("fiets" in Dutch) is about to enter three card challenges...

Just Magnolia - week 27 has set the challenge for "Bright and Zingy"
Magnolia-licious Highlites challenge for October is an Easel card..

and last but not least is

Friday Sketchers # 74 has this layout as their challenge:

So - here is my card! Wow - it took me a little while to get going with this one, but I am quite happy with how my card turned out. I've added lots of Kindyglitz for some sparkles as well, just to give it a little more ZING!

A little side view - the top half is being held up by the balloons which are adhered to the card with mounting tape.

A close up of the detail - I hope all the sparkles are visable!

And finally, the inside.

15 October 2009

Two challenges in one!

Ok - for someone so new to challenges, I am being brave here and entering this card in two challenges this week!

I am really happy how this card turned out. Little Edwin is so cute.

So - Friday Sketchers had this for their challenge # 73:

And Dutch Dare Card Challenges have the following recipe:

2 different colours of cardstock
2 different pieces of Patterned Paper
2 flowers
2 brads
2 gemstones/buttons

This is the minimum, we are able to add anything additional to our card.

So this is what I have come up with... I hope the detail is visable, but I have distressed the edges of the layered cardstock and patterned papers. The chocolate piece that Edwin is standing on is torn on the top and bottom and I have stamped ants wandering across it. I have used twine across the middle section as one of my ribbons and the other ribbon at the top. The main photo doesn't really show the patter on the red piece of patterned paper, but I've added another photo below with more detail. On the inside of the card I've used this same red patterned paper for fun.

11 October 2009

Magnolia Down Under *STORE* and fantastic CANDY!

OK - so as a new adictee (is that even a word) of Magnolia stamps, I am very excited to share with you the new Magnolia Down Under *STORE*!

And in celebration of the new store opening, the owner, Kellie Winnell is offering some fantastic CANDY!

Please go and check out her store and also the candy she has on offer!

Double Dutch challenge #28 - Get In Shape

Hello! I am getting brave and attempting a "Double Dutch" challenge! I've been following their challenges for some time now so I've decided to participate. My hasband is Dutch and I am attempting to learn the language... so I try to read the instructions in Dutch first... then English.

For this challenge, the ladies at Double Dutch are asking for a "shape card"... so here is my attempt. It is a little pair of overalls for a baby boy. The stamp set is from Stampin Up! called "Bugs and Kisses"and it is one of my favourites. The cardstock is also from Stampin Up. I've used some eyelets for the buttons on the sides of the overalls.

07 October 2009

Watering can by Magnolia

With this card I've attempted using my sewing machine. I've also used watercolour paper for the main image, which is stamped using StazOn ink. The background is coloured with an aquapainter and ink. The watering can is coloured with markers. I wasn't too sure how it was all going to turn out, but I am really quite proud of it.

The card is for my best friend's birthday and she introduced me to stamping and papercrafts so I hope she likes it!

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #23

Hello! Time for another Magnolia Down Under challenge! The challenge this time is "BUTTONS" so here I have some pretty pink heart shaped buttons to match the pink heart patch on Tilda's pants.