Friday, February 27

Barking Christmas

Another for the Christmas Pot

Joy Fold Card

© Mo Manning Digi  -   Mikis Puppies
Inside card
Coloured - using Promarkers
Backing card - homemade - Paint shop pro
repeating the snowflake button on front, original clipart from Microsoft
(no longer available)


Mo Manning DP2  -  Challenge 248 ATG Animals optional *

*Think there may be a new format to the blog in the above link ... hope it's now working

Thursday, February 26

Love U mum

Very excited this is my first LoV :)

© Lili of the Valley Rubber Stamp ~   Dandelion Clock
Memento Ink
Coloured with Promarkers
Butterfly corners - old set from C&C
Spellbinders die
Small butterflies are the cuttings
Liquid Pearls
Metallic Rub-ons  - Sunburst (outside edge of diecut)
Background created by me, explanation below


Cute Card Thursdays  -  Challenge 362 Fancy Corners
Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine  -  Challenge Mothers Day

How the backing card was made 

Using paint Pro

First I drew a small dandelion seed, to match the one of the stamp using PSP tool created a 'tile' to make a background

The variegated background colour was then used as one layer with the
top layer being 'filled' as the seed

The seed can be changed in size & direction\pattern.  There is a stock of variegated colours, or make your own to support the colours of your theme.

A tile is a single image that can be offset to create an overall pattern from one small single graphic, I usually make them about 1" square, the programme does the rest, there are various combinations.

Yum, yum in my tum TED

© Kim McFarlane Digi DS with Cherry on top
available from Cuddly Buddly
Coloured with Promarkers
Backing card created & made by Moi, using Paint Shop Pro
(see above post to see how this is done)
Spellbinders die  -  Blossom Tags and Accents
Dragonfly punch (unknown)
Stash: bling & ribbon
Liquid Pearls


Hope Ted is acceptable

I Love Promarkers  -  Challenge 258 Animals

Tuesday, February 24

Easter Yellow

One more for the Easter Post

3.5"x 6" version
Background created & made using Paint Shop Pro 
Printed on Rymans 200 gsms cardstock
Bling - Super selection that is totally endless - gems - Lardysticks Larder, via Amazon


MoJo Monday - Challenge Sketch 386


Firstly this sketch really has grabbed my interest, nice to get away from making toppers & colouring, but to look at shape, texture and another crafting skills.  So thanks to MoJo Monday, glad and I found you.

Secondly, all this yellow, black and white.  Apart from being a bit like Easter, I saw a similar set of papers, unfortunately it was online and could quite work out what size it was on the 8 x 8 sheets, I've purchased these before in the past, on line and they are nothing like I expected.  Yes! - printing your own does take a lot of inject, but I only print what I'm going to use, not A4 sheets and really enjoy dabbling with the PSP programme and creating.

Gilded Winter Card

One for the Christmas pot!

( Slight glitch sorry you can't double click to expand, no idea why :(  )

Inspired by the Challenge
Timecraft - Gilded Winter Paper 
Spellbinders - Circles & Lacey circles
Stash stuffy


MoJo Monday  -  Challenge 386 Sketch
(slightly longer version)

Submitted also

Completely Christmas  -  ATG Challenge 251 but no Green or red

C is for CAT Lovers

©Norma J Burnell Digi - Mira and Orlando
Coloured with Promakrers
Spellbinders - Oval dies
X-cut - flower punches
Stash stuff


Passion for Promarkers - Letters of the Alphabet
C is for CAT lovers

Monday, February 23

BW Daisy

Paper Cellar Ltd - Patterned Paper
Spellbinders - Shapeabilities Floral Doily Motifs
Elizabeth  -  Best Wishes
Stash - bling


One for the Easter Pot

Dovecraft Back to Basic papers
Sizzix - Butterfly 
CarlaCraft - Small flower punch
Versa Colour Orchid (34) edge colour
Bunnies & lettering - source unknown


CraftyCard Makers  -  Challenge 133 Stripes

Sunday, February 22

A Country Visit

© Magnolia Tilda - Bible
© Magnolia Tilda - Welcome to a lovely Home
©Magnolia Tilda  - Dinner Tilda
© Magnolia Tilda - Spring Binder
Tonic Diecut - Butterfly set Summer Azure
Stamps with Memento
Colouring with Promarkers
Liquid Pearls - Lavender Lace
Rub-ons - sunburst
Flower soft


There was a lot of work that went into this card, my regret was using the flower soft, it gave the wrong texture and dimension. But I'm going to use this for the challenge, as I make specifically for one challenge, two at the most, if I'm lucky.

Saturday, February 21

Simply THE stamp

An A5 folded card created on Cryogen card
slightly cream & pearle layered on SILVER card

© Papermania - A Christmas Carol rubber stamp
Memento ink
Spellbinders die -  Layered Pointsettia


Completely Christmas  -  ATG  Challenge 251 but no red or green

One more towards the Christmas box

(Made this page last week been in draft mode :(  )

Friday, February 20

Krafty B&W Doodle

© Magnolia Tilda Stamp  -  Spring Binder
Stamped with Memento
Coloured with pen and pencil

Experimental 3 x 4 inch topper


I interpreted the Challenge as anything ''Krafty'' (show us what you do)  This is really a doodle that didn't go anywhere, yet I couldn't throw it away.  Merely pen and pencil and one I was doodling with to get the hang of Zentangle. I actually like working with B&W, perhaps flesh tones for added depth and other monochromatic effects.  Equally you can see that an image that conveys spring, could in B&W easily be used for Christmas, perhaps.


Overnight, I realised this is actually half a story,  Perhaps I should have shown what I was actually working towards

A6 card
© Sarah Kay - Spring is back
Memento with a hint of Promarkers
Background created in Paint Shop Pro

Tickle my toes!

©Stampavie Sarah Kay -  Zoe gazing at the butterfly
Stamped with Momento
Coloured with Promarkers
Pearls coloured with Promarkers
EK Success - homemade butterfly with Pearlie beads
Spellbinders dies -  Lacey Circles
Stamp 'Just for you'' Probably Docraft
Rub-on - yellow hint of colour

Wire & Beaded butterfly


Passion for Promarkers  -  Challenge 284 Perfect Pearls
Any stamp, no digi also need not necessarily be a Tilda

Wednesday, February 18

Magic Mums

© Karen Middleton Digi - Shiney Fairy
Coloured with Promarkers
Background created in Paint Shop Pro


I love Promarkers  -  Challenge 257 Make us laugh

Card insert

How's it done

Paint Shop Pro

 Click image to make it larger

 Dotty background made from 'tile' feature by me

A multi-layer technique
2 x text layers
grey background white dots
grey dots

Rub away the grey background layer
to have a blended single layer

Monday, February 16

Skating at sunset

Please click here for Alter It challenge #6

© Magnolia Tilda  -  Sweet Christmas - Ice
© Docrafts Whispers  -  (un-named) Trees
Brayered background - Ink It Up!
Memento - Black main stamping
Coloured with Promarkers
Bling & Stuff


Pans Pastel  -  Challenge 3 Pink and White
Tild's Town  -  ATG 142 Optional bling

I lost my MOJO completely this weekend, until I saw one of the Pan's Pastel designs teams examples - the one with the trees. ......... You've got it, I had it - well similar and it just all fell into place.  Then looking for a complete card, brayering, masking and of course BLING !!   Able to submit to two challenges, which I personally find particularly difficult to do.

Thank you
Lucky Random Winner
Pans Pastel

Friday, February 13

A boy can dream

© Mo Manning Digi  -  They grow so fast
Coloured with Promarkers
Backgrounds created with varigated tool in Paint Shop Pro
Sizzix original Green - Star diecuts
Yellow buttons


Mo Manning - Challenge 247 ATG \ optional for a boy
Winter Wonderland - Challenge For a Child  (Christmas theme optional)

I have been drawn as the lucky winner of Winter Wonderland's sponsor
Pink Gem Designs
Look forward to having a 'play' with them

Thank you

Thursday, February 12

Wedding Greetings

© Mo Manning Digi image - Girl with Sign
Coloured with Promarkers
Backgrounds - created with Paint Shop Pro
Stash stuff - bling, etc
Little 'made with love' metal tag
available from Cudly Buddly (so I notice)


I Love Promarkers - Challenge 356 Weddings and Anniversaries

Many thanks for the accolade Joint 3rd

Tuesday, February 10

Pearls galore

© Magnolia Tilda Stamp - Butterfly Dreams - With Flower
Memento ink - coloured with Promarkers
Spellbinders  -  Beaded Ovals
Tonic  -  Butterfly Die set Summer Azure (cluster right hand corner)
Tonic  -  Butterfly Die set - Mazarine Blue (main feature & butterflies)
Trim Craft  -  Backing paper 'Gilded Winter'
Stash stuff: bling, flowers


Marvelous Magnolia Challenge 86  Die Crazy
Three dies at Beginner level

Wishing for Love

© Karen Middleton Digi - Floating Frog
Original Green - Sizzix Die cut


Crafty Card Makers - Challenge 132 Love, Love, Love
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 283 To someone I love

Saturday, February 7

Floral head wreath

© Magnolia Tilda - Wearing Foral head wreath
Sizzix die cut - buttons
Coloured with Promarkers - one of my fav colours Tea Green
Background paper\buttons - Breeze 6 x 6
Gilding Wax - Vintage sage by Phill Martin
(there is silver sheen not picked up with scanning)


my submission Clean and layered

Cream sensation

Marianne Die cut  -  SNOWFLAKE LRO125 set
Crafts-Two Die cut   -  Merry Christmas
Stash stuff & use of the long lost Peeloffs


Simply a KISS

©Stampensous - Agapanthus Long CRN152
Stamped with Archival Brilliance Pearlescent Purple
Papermania - Hampshire Best wishes stamp
Spellbinders die - outer circle
Bling from stash


(non Christmas mode)

This is a stamp I've been wanting for years, I've also got another of the set as a Christmas present (from me to me).  Card making is all about the enjoyment you get out of the making and sharing.  But just occasionally you do get a buzz and think - yep I really like this one.

Fairy clocks

©Hero Arts - G4917 Dandelion
© Mo Manning Digi - Spring Fairy Aleta
Coloured with Promarkers
EK Success - Butterfly punch
Background card home made with Sticky fingers & mica powders


Simon Says - All things brights and beautiful   (Hero if you got it)

Thursday, February 5

Lazy summer day

©Magnolia Tilda - Farmer Tilda
Background - ©Art Impression P1063
Coloured with Promarkers
EK Success - Large Butterfly punch
Stash stuff

Varigated backgrounds created using
Paint Shop Pro

Please note: This might appear as two layers - which it is the background (plain) and
foreground which is stamped by masking, hence the butterfly is tucked slightly underneath.


Craftycard Makers - Challenge 131 Combine two or more stamps, using masking technique

Many thanks for the accolade
5th\ Top Five

Purrrrfect hearts

© Karen Middleton Digi  - Moonheart
Coloured with Promarkers
Docraft - Heart papers from Basics

Card created
Paint shop Pro


I Love Promarkers - Challenge 255 Lots of Love

Wednesday, February 4

Zintangled Jingle Bells

© Mo Manning - Jingle Bells
UniPin  - Mitsubishi Pens
Elbow Grease


CHNC  -  Anything so long as it's Christmas

It was really only a bit of fun, but.... I had purchased a whole set of pens and was determined to have a bash.  See it as something you can doodle with anywhere and at anytime if you have the suitable images - surprisingly what can be used.

Tuesday, February 3

You are the sunshine of my life

© Mo Manning Digi - Jojo
Coloured with Promarkers
(almost flat & unshaded)
Tonic Die 'bring me sunshine'
Sizzix - original yellow Balloon die


Passionalfor Promarkers - Challenge 292 One for the Boys

Monday, February 2

Eyes for you

©Regan Kubecet Digi - Owls Always Love you
Coloured using Promarkers
Metallic Gilding Wax - Vintage Blue - by Phill Martin
Sizzix - Original Green diecut
Homemade backgrounds
Stash stuff


Pan's Pastel  UK  - Challenge 3 - Love is in the Air

Frosty Day

© Magnolia Tilda Stamp - Winter Collection Tilda Skiing
Stamped with Memento
Coloured with Promarkets
Sizzix - Original Green diecuts - Christmas Tree
Alphabet ''Monkey Tails''
Marianne Diecuts - Snowflakes
Stash stuff


Tilda's Town - Challenge 140 Freezin' Season

This is the first time use of this stamp :) .... lucky me.  I do have quite a good selection now, not as many as most, but quite a few.   Also first time use for the Winter's Night post.


Sunday, February 1

Winters Night

©Magnolia Tilda Stamp - Sweet Christmas Dreams ''Jingle Tilda''
Stamped with Memento
Coloured with Promarkers
Sizzix - Original Green diecut - Christmas tree
Background embossed card - Bazzill Night Water
Stash stuff - Velum, gauze ribbon & white stones


Tilda's Town - Challenge 140 Freezin' Season

Rather disappointed with the blue outline - which is not quite so bad on the original card.  Photography is obviously not one of my strongest points.  Decided to submit two for the challenge.