Friday, March 30

Challenge two

Magnolia Sweet Christmas  -  Ice Tilda (newest)
Promarkers and Memento
Dotty background Paint Shop Pro
Snowflakes  -  Microsoft clipart
Stash:  bling mirri card (mirri neglect stash)
Submitted to Paper Pretties PWC199 Include bling
Sketch N Stash Angies Sketch with newest & neglected


Magnolia Butterfly Dreams  -  Tilda with flowers
Promarkers & Memento
Layered background white dots - Paintshop Pro
Forground & mouse  -  Microsoft clipart
Spellbinders deckle edge oval (birthday)
Stash  -  bling (centre of flowers) Glossy accents

Submitted to Magnolia Mania Birthday card

Tuesday, March 13

Challenge Three

Magnolia Tilda  -  Writing
Memento & Promarkers
Cryogen card  - sparkle double sided
Unknown thin die cut butterfly

Submitted to Magnolia Mania Challenge #42 No cards

This is a fantastic cardstock to work with.  Double sided sparkle, more off white than brilliant white and does mute colours.  Ideal for ideas that are doubled sided, wedding invitation & can be purchased with matching paper.  At the moment it's 20p.   Working with Promarkers you have to be careful, less is more, it blotches if you try to do too many overlayers, but to it's advantage the colour sinks under the surface and the sparkle shines through to give a very uniform, sort of 'sealed' appearance of the sparkle.  

Challenge Two

Walk in Wonderland CD  -  Nancy  -  Summer Fairy (neglected use)
Dotty backgrounds made in Paintshop Pro
Distress Ink  -  Vintage (neglected use)
Ribbon & card stock (new)

Submitted to  Cupcake Craft Challenge  Going Dotty
Sketch & Stash Challenge #83 Michelle's Sketch

All backgrounds created using Paintshop Pro - varigated tool, highlighting the colours from the main graphic, varying from light to the autumn yellow colour.  However (there's always ..) the colours needed lifting, but probably over done,  since I've lost the 'dottiness) which is there !


Magnolia  -  Tilda Happy
GR Backgrounds  -  using Paint shop Pro
Spelling binders Shapreabilities  - Blossom Tags & Accents
Small flower punch  -  Xcut
Glossy Accents & Blue Stickles

Submitted to Just Magnolia  #147 Blue & White

Using what I think is my own idea, since I don't recall seeing it before or demonstrated.  Merely draw a circle then using a blade cut middles across the circle then diagonally across the circle.  When I made the background card I also coloured the inside.

Wednesday, March 7

Challenge ... another Green!

Magnolia Tilda  -  Happy
Memento with Promarkers
Stash  -  Bing & hessian

Submitted to Creative Inspirations  #153 Green and white
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge PPMC 29 Green
Joanna Sheen Monthly Challenge Spring

Looking as it were for soft greens, I came upon this piece of clipart, which inspired me to think of jumping out of the jungle, well that sort of thing.  I've printed on both sides of the card and mounted on green card stock. Photography getting better Sony digi in natural light
Had to laugh to myself with this card, since I made it, it has several qualities, i.e. SPRING as in JUMP, so I submitted it to Joanna Sheen's challenge, my second, last one didn't for some reason upload, but this one did !!

Tuesday, March 6

Challenge three

Something for FREE
EK Success  -  Large Butterfly
Hobbycraft  - small butterfly
Stash - beads & wire

Back to my roots, clipart and Microsoft Publisher.  Printed this one twice in order to layer the easter eggs.  You can download and use Microsoft clipart in most applications,  the colours are usually vibrant,  a bit of luck with the old digi camera on this one!!  wonders never cease

Challenge two

Joanna Sheen's CD  -  Daisy and Friends  :  ''Daisy''
Punches X cute flower small & large
 Large Butterfly Punch  -  EK Success
Small Butterfly Punch  -  Hobbycraft
Promarkers in particular a must have Tea Green
GR Backgrounds - a graphics programme required
Silver Glitter
Submitted to  Passion for Promarkers #139 Theme Mum or Female relative
Allsorts Challenge Spread your wings
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Mothers Day\Special girl


Card from ''home'' handmade cardstock
Stamp  -  Hero Dandellion G4917
Stazon - Black
Various small punches
Submitted to Paper Pretties Monday Challenge #PMC29 Going Green
Paper Issues Go Green \ Go Home

Samples of this home handmade card batch ^^ click the how to make it link above.  Again I'm suffering with my lack of photography skills, but this truly is a beautiful texture, well just imagine, Cosmic Shimmer, Sticky Fingers, Perfect Peals and Moon glow, all swished and blended together.  And this Dandellion stamp has magic of it's own.

Monday, March 5

Challenge, first for March

Mary Barker's Classic - Blackthorn Fairy
Promarkers & Memento ink
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Blossom Tags & Accents
Embossing folder - Docrafts
Metallic rub ons - Sky Blue
Stash - ribbon, bling & silver peeloffs
Submitted to Sunday Sketch & Stamp #96 Mira's Sketch
Allsorts Challenge

Trying to keep to the traditional colours of Blackthorn Fairy, which is dark blues