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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge "May Celebrations"

This weeks challenge over on Tilda & Friends ATC Challenge Blog is "May Celebrations". Now this theme has had many a person scratching their head, but for me it was simple, May = May Queen and Maypole Dancing. When I was in Infant School down in Surrey in 1975-76 I was chosen from all the children in the school to be a Rose Queen Attendant at the May Queen celebrations....I have promised to dig out a photo soon. Anyway, as soon as I saw the theme I thought of the Maypole dancing that we did and the pretty dresses we wore...mine was pale pink with large white spots.

So, back to the ATC. I have used "Flower Power Tilda" by Magnolia, the papers are PaperMania "Retro Floral", the ribbon is from HobbyCraft and the sentiment is done with my ATB Tape Writer.

Such a wonderful challenge this week, and I am really enjoying these mini works of art.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Another card with the new Spring Stamp Club

Here is the card I made last night. This was lifted from a card that one of the DT members did....It was Inge from the Netherlands. Her work is gorgeous, and totally inspired me last night.

So I have used one of the Tilda's , clouds and the watering can from the new Spring Stamp Club and the hearts are older ones that came in a set of three as is the tulip grass stamp. I even used the masking technique to do the grass and clouds...which is fairly new to me, I have tried before but been unsuccessful. The papers are Basic Grey "Two Scoops" and the only other thing added was some pink bling. The images have been coloured with Prismacolor's and blended with Sansador using paper stumps.

I am pleased with how it turned out...go and check out Inge's blog...her work is stunning and she has done lots of things with all the new stamps.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Have a Monster Birthday...

This one was also made for an order. The lady saw him done with brown hair but wanted blonde thanks to a lovely lady that sent me some stamped images (as I don't have this particular Hanglar & StAnglar stamp) I managed to produce this.
The original card never had the little monster on...he was a little cute addition.

So I used a stamped image from Hanglar & StAnglar and the monster is by Woodware stamps as is the sentiment. The papers are K&Co "Hopscotch Boy", and the ribbon is by American Craft. I used my black pen to add a tie so that it looks like the boy is walking the little monster.

Same but different...

OK, so here they are...the final "twins" cards......the same but different is how I have described them. The images are the same, as is the papers, the only difference is in the rubbons and stickers used.

What you can't see on the smaller image is the bling in the hair/ears and ring...and also the glitter in the hair and on the bags and bracelets. I am pleased with these two....let's hope the lady I made them for is....and also the recipients, which I believe are her twin sisters.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

First Card with my new Spring Stamp Club Magnolia's

As promised, here it first card with the new Spring Stamp Club. As soon as I saw Jakki's gorgeous card, I wanted to make one with the thanks Jakki for the inspiration, as always. OK, so I have used the new stamp club swing, tilda and clouds with the sentiment from Hero Arts. The papers are Basic Grey "Sultry", the ribbon is American Craft and the button is PaperMania. As always I have coloured the stamped image with my Prismacolor's and Sansador using paper stumps.

As I loving the new stamps, and have placed my order for the Summer ones now.

After our late night, I am having a bit of quiet time crafting....will have more cards later/tomorrow morning.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

They are here...

Well my Magnolia Stamp Club "Spring" stamps arrived this morning, so I have been having a play before I get ready to go out this afternoon/evening. They are so cute, think I will definately order the Summer soon as I have finished postiung here...LOL

So in the meantime here are a couple of cards I have been working on yesterday...a "Congratulations you're having a baby" card. I have used Tilda with Magenta...I think that is what it is called and the sentiment stamp is Stampin' Up. All papers are Basic Grey "Two Scoops", to make the notepaper effect I have used a Stampin' Up is fab, with some added bling in the centre of the flowers. The image was coloured with Prismacolor's and blended with Sansador using paper stumps.
This next card is stamped with a Hero Arts "Cupcake" stamps, as is the sentiment. The papers are Blonde Moments "SpringFling" and the blossom is by Heidi Swapp. I used my ATB tape writer to do the "Happy Birthday".

Tomorrow I will show you the other card I am just finishing off. But for now I need to get I am going to the dogs.....OK, well I am going Greyhound Racing and Walthamstow with a large crowd of the people David used to work with at General Motors.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 7 "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

This weeks challenge over on Cute Card Thursday is "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". It went very well with a card (actually 2 cards) commission I have....for twins!

So for this card I have used a couple of Penny Black Stamps, "Cinnamon" & "City Divine" coloured with my Prismacolor's and Sansador...with a few touches of Sakura Clear Glitter Gel Pen. The papers are KI Memories Love Elsie "Roxie" & "Lola" as are the rub ons and stickers. The sentiment is by Hero Arts and finally I added some bling.

Loved this weeks I just need to make another card....identical...well almost.

Arty Girlz Challenge 31 "Handmade Backgrounds"

This weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz Challenge Blog is to make a homemade background for your project.

So this is my card. I used VersaMagic & Brilliance ink pads in Sea Breeze, Pearlescent Lavendar and Platinum Planet and stamped the swirl in Versa Magic Night Sky. Both stamps used are by Magnolia, Shy Tilda and Swirl Background. I then added some lavendar bling and a sentiment by Stampin' Up.

Thanks for a fab was fun...and messy.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge "GoInG dOtTy"

This weeks challenge over on Tilda & Friends ATC Challenge Blog is "Going Dotty". So here is my attempt. The background was more dotty...but as soon as I cut it smaller there were not so many dots.....LOL

Anyway I have used Magnolia Skating Tilda. The papers are KI Memories Love Elsie "Lola" and the stickers are also from the Love Elsie "Lola" range. Tilda has been coloured with Prismacolor's & Sansador with added Sakura Clear Glitter Gel pen on her wings, hair and on a few other places...not that you can see that in the photo.

Thanks for another fab challenge...look forward to the next one.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Images of Magnolia Spring Stamp Club

Ok, so the eagerly awaited stamps are starting to ship, and I have just seen this...this is what we are getting...cute or what??

Tilda & Co Challenge 16 - Girly but Blue

Here is my card for this weeks challenge. It was great fun doing a girly card without using loads of pink. For this card I used Magnolia Chic/Paris Tilda and the Background Swirl stamp by Magnolia The sentiments from Stampin'Up and Hero Arts. The papers are Paper Mania "Retro Floral" and the ribbon is from Hobbycrafts 99p reels (on special). I also added some bling to the swirl stamped background...just to make it more girly.

Another fab challenge from the ladies over on the Tilda & Co Challenge Blog.

Monday, April 21, 2008


OK, so the deadline passed and I have almost 60 people who sent me a link to something they made. And the winner is ANITA. Anita I will be leaving a link on your blog, but if you see this before I get me your address to

Thanks to all of you who took part, so sorry that there can only be one winner.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 6 "It's a Man's World"

I made this card last night for this weeks challenge over on Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog, I already had the image coloured, so it was a bit of a cheat this week. We were out all day Friday, Saturday I was doing scrapping for DT & mag work and Sunday was a family christening.

Anyway, back to this card. I have used a cute Hanglar & StAnglar stamped image that I received in a swap, the sentiment is by Hero Arts. The papers are a mixture of K&Co "Hopscotch Boy" and Basic Grey "Cupcake".

Thanks ladies for another fab challenge, look forward to seeing what you come up with for us for the next challenge.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sending You My Love Card

Here is a card I made last night in between ScrapaGoGo DT work and magazine work.

For this card I used Tilda with love rice stamp & Heart Tag by Magnolia, the sentiment stamp is by Stampin' Up. The papers are Basic Grey "Sugared" and the ribbon is from HobbyCraft. As usual I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and Sansador.

April 2008 ScrapaGoGo DT work...

I was really pleased with my designs this month, and received lovely feedback. Firstly I did this layout of my DD and her friend with a halloween picture. Although the picture was from halloween it really works well with the MM 5th Avenue range that was in the kit.

My next layout featured pictures of Georgia taken in the park...snotty nosed and still darn cute.

And finally my PDF class for this month was to make a mini book from the MM Journalling Book. This is a great way to make a quick and easy mini book for those of you that are nervous about making your own. All you need to do is remove and use some of the pages, add pictures and decorate. It even has a cool acetate cover that you can on trend and it is already there for you.

This month kit is equally as lush, a mix of papers from Sassafras, Prima, Scenic Route, Pink Paislee & Luxe Designs. If you want to find out more, click on the ScrapaGoGo icon to the right and check the kits out.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Only 3 Days remaining on my Blog Candy Giveaway...

Come on folks, just 3 more days to leave me a link to something that you have made, to be in with a chance of receiving a stack of Hanglar & StAnglar, Magnolia & Sugar Nellie stamped images....PLUS a Magnolia "Steps" stamp. Look at THIS post to see a picture of the CANDY!!!
Leave me a comment with a link back to something you have created that you are pleased with and you will be in with a chance to win.
All entries received so far, can be seen in the slide show to the right of this post.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge "Wet & Windy"

This weeks challenge over on Tilda & Friends ATC Challenge Blog is "Wet & Windy". I had just received this stamp from Sir Stampalot and the challenge was the perfect chance to use it.

I used Basic Grey "Cupcake" papers and that was about it really. I stamped her four times onto different papers, once on plain white paper so that I could colour her face and hair, once onto the "sprinkles" paper so that I could cut out her dress, once onto the yellow to cut out her wellies and finally onto the pale blue/white paper so that I could get all the windy swirls and line up all the pieces. The only other things I did were add Sakura Stardust Glitter Gel Pen to the wings and in her hair and some of the swirls and flowers, and added "Summer Breeze" with my Zig Writer.

Wooaaahhh Nellie...

Sorry, couldn't resist the title. Here is a card I finished last night with my Lola with Bird stamp....thought I would have a play with my Lola stamps as they were feeling sad that Tilda was getting all the attention.

I used Prismacolor's with Sansador to colour the Lola image, the papers are Basic Grey "Phoebe", the ribbon is from Stampin' Up (Choc Chip Taffeta) and the sentiment was done using Hero Arts stamps.

Sugar Nellie - Penelope Challenge Kit

I received this Sugar Nellie Challenge Kit yesterday from Funky Kits. It contained one of the new Rachelle stamps...Penelope. The papers are soooo fresh and bright and are by Heidi Grace....all other items were my own....I used a piece of freebie ribbon from a box of Tesco Finest Chocolates, the blossom is by Bo Bunny, the buttons are Doodlebug, American Craft and misc, and the cardstock is DCWV.

I loved the papers, they were perfectly matched to the image stamps. The Challenge kit is now out of stock, but more stamps are on if you want one pop over to and ask for email notification for when they are back in stock.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Another Hanglar Card...

I love this image...sadly it is not one that I own, but a very Special Lady (you know who you are...) sent me some stamped images, and I am using them sparingly, as I don't want to use them all up.

The other items used are a sentiment stamp by Stampin' Up, Blossom is by Heidi Swapp, button and dotty flower by Making Memories and the papers are K&Co "Roam".

**ETA - Kim, I coloured the image with Prismacolor's & Sansador....LOL**

Arty Girlz Challenge 30 "Ribbons"

I didn't have a lot of time and wanted to make a quick thank you for a instead of a card I opted for an ATC. It turns out that it fits with this weeks theme on Arty Girlz..."ribbons".

I have used a Hanglar & StAnglar image, and the sentiment is by Hero Arts, Provocraft papers "Beyond Birthdays" (for the cricut) and the ribbons are from HobbyCraft...and a bargain at 99p for a reel containing 3 metres.

More from me...

Been busy crafting again yesterday afternoon and evening. Georgia and I went to Lynsey's where we had dinner with her, Melissa and Catherine as Paul was away on business. Once dinner was out of the way we spent the evening colouring stamped images....all of us girls together.

So here is the first image I coloured and made into a card. The stamps are Tingla and the baby tag from Magnolia and the sentiment is by Hero Arts. The papers are Basic Grey "Two Scoops" and the ribbon is by American Craft. I am not sure if it is too plain or not, but I know that if I muck around with it too much I will end up ruining it.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Tilda & Co Challenge 15 - Ribbon Galore

This weeks challenge over of Tilda & Co Challenge Blog was to use ribbon on your Magnolia project. So this week I have made a little pull up "Thank You" card. I have used a new Tilda with flower from the Spring 2008 release, plus a tag stamp, also from Magnolia. The papers are Basic Grey "Two Scoops" and the ribbons are both by Making Memories. I have coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and Sansador.

I had a lovely day yesterday with the family. My Sister is dealing with a few health issues at the moment which involes waiting for test results. When I arrived after my 2 hour drive (it is usually about 1 hour 10 mins drive) I was greeted by a huge hug from my little sis...She has not hugged me like that since Mum died almost five years ago. I think she just needed it, and it was the best hug I have had in a while. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the test results are good news.

Today Georgia and I had a fun day just crafting and watching TV. David went off to work this morning for a quick visit to make sure all was OK after the weekends work. He then went to another company he knows for a quick interview, and was offered a at least that is one thing less to worry about.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Another Magnolia Card

I love this little Chic Tilda by Magnolia, and to think the first time I saw it, I didn't buy her....what the heck was I thinking?? Good job I got her in the end anyway as I keep wanting to use her. So this card is again using Provocraft "Beyond Birthdays" papers that are in a pad for the Cricut. The sentiment stamps are by Hero Arts (balloon) and the parcel is by SeeD's. The ribbon is American Craft...I have a load of their ribbons that I am trying to actually use rather than just stroke.

OK, so yesterday we went Ice I have not been for over 20 years and even though I am overweight and unfit...I stayed on my feet the whole time...even if it was a struggle. So just to prove that I am not telling porkie are a couple of photos David took. He was pretty useless and didn't take enough...and most of those that he did take were out of focus due to poor light.
Finally a group shot of all us girls...the brave crew who actually skated rather than the wussy boy who took pictures...LOL.

Gotta Love Penny Black

I am lovin' my new Cinnamon Penny Black stamp. I have always loved these funky girl ones...but the newer ones have proper arms rather than sticks...

For this card I have used the same Provocraft Cricut papers "Beyond Birthdays". The image is coloured with Prismacolors and Sansador, the only other items used are chalk ink and a Hero Arts sentiment.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Another Card Offering...

Another card from last night this time using some papers that I got to use with my Cricut. These are the "Beyond Birthdays" papers from Provocraft for the Cricut. The stamps is Magnolia Tilda in the forest and the frame is also Magnolia. The sentiment is by Hero Arts, the ribbon is from HobbyCraft, the buttons and flowers are Doodlebug.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 5 "Things with Wings"

I made this card last night for this weeks challenge over on Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge was "things with wings" and after searching through my images...I found this one. I used Prismacolor's with Sansador on the Hanglar & StAnglar image, the sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts, the papers are K&Co "Roam" and the ribbon is from HobbyCraft.

Go check out the blog... the ladies have some wonderful creations...thanks so much for the inspiration.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Blog Candy Giveaway....

Come on you want to win some Hanglar & StAnglar stamped images, plus Magnolia and Sugar Nellie stamped images......AND as if that isn't enough, how about a brand new, never used Magnolia "Steps" stamp.....and all you need to do is leave me a message on THIS thread.....come on you don't have to create anything new...just leave me a comment with a link to something you have made that you are proud of/pleased with.

You have until midnight on Sunday 20th April....The winner will be picked randomly by my DD Georgia on Monday 21st after 3.30pm and the winners name posted here.

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge "Cooking it Up"

Here is my ATC for this weeks challenge of "Cooking it Up". This week we had to use a bow, 2 flowers, 3 colours and 4 brads/gems.

So here is mine, she is from the Magnolia "Rosa/Pink" range and she is sitting on a little stool from the same range. These stamps are so are all the Magnolia range.

I have used Creative Imaginations "Christine Adolph" papers which are pink/turquoise with a little foiled they were my three colours. The buttons are by Crafttime, they have two layers, but I removed the larger flower from the bottom of each of them. The ribbon was 99p from HobbyCraft, and the gems were from QVC...the "Think Pink" was done using my ATB tape writer.

She is leaning against my ATC holder...which desperately needs to be decorated...I am getting a lovely little collection of these cuties....

Thanks again for the great challenge and to the DT for sharing some awesome designs.

Tilda & Co Challenge 14 - Stitch Me Up

I made this card for this weeks challenge over on Tilda & Co Challenge Blog, where the challenge was "Stitch me Up" I actually use one of my CutterBug tools to create a faux stitched effect around the almost looks as though a machine was used without any thread.

The stamp is one of the Magnolia Stamps made for the Breast Cancer Awareness appeal and a percentage of all stamps sold goes to the charity. You cannot see them on the English version of the Magnolia site, but if you go into the Swedish site and choose Tilda & Edwin stamps and then Rosa Stemplar (Pink Stamps) you will be able to see and order them. There are five in the range and I ordered 4 of them. The papers are the new Basic Grey "Sugared", the ribbon is Stampin' Up Choc Chip Taffeta, and the sentiment is one of the Dovecraft "value stamps"...costs just £1.

I loved this challenge, so thanks again ladies...your work as always was stunning.

Arty Girlz Challenge 29 "Black & White"

Here is my card for this weeks Arty Girlz challenge. The challenge was to use Black & White. I have added a tiny bit of flesh colour, and my white is an off white colour in the picture....slightly whiter irl.

The stamped image is Penny Black "Cinnamon"...I love her and the sentiment is Stampendous. The papers and diecut arrow are Scenic Route & CI Narratives by Karen Russell and the ribbon is by American Craft.

I can see this stamp being used a lot more for cards as it is a little more grown up than Magnolia's. Surgar Nellies & Hanglar's....

I loved this challenge and think I will have to make more with a B&W theme. So thank you ladies for the challenge and inspiration.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Photos & Layouts from ScrapFever

I was lucky and managed to get a photo with Karen Russell. She was sop amazing a friendly. I got an even nicer picture of her on her own. Thanks to Julie (Hollysmum on UKS for taking this piccie for me).

The first layout was one from Shimelle's "Love it Again" class. I was scared of the papers at first....but once I found the right pictures it became easier. Shimelle was teaching us about building a layout from the middle outwards, so that any "white space" is at the edge of the LO...not in the middle. She compared it to a newspaper/magazine, and explained that they never have gaps in the middle, only on the edges. I thought that was an excellent explanation, and must remember it. Anyway, the papers are a mixture that I am not sure I can remember, I know one is the new Crate Paper, another is Sassafraslass...I cannot remember the rest...

The second layout is from Karen Russell's Interactive Layouts Part Two. The mini book on the front contains 10 photos from our day at Willen Lake on Mothers Day, and can be accessed without removing the layout from the page protector.

I love the was Karen scraps with a minimum amount of products...she really only uses paper, cardstock stickers, brads, buttons, ribbon, lace, acetate and stamps. Plus regular stationery items like envelopes, slide protectors and other stuff found in is very liberating.

I have been making some more cards last night, but ran out of time this morning to take I will do that when I get home this afternoon.