Friday, June 29, 2012

Just Magnolia Challenge ...

Today the Ribbon Girl are sponsoring the challenge at Just Magnolia & Hanglar Stanglar challenge and I am a guest designer again. The challenge is to use banners ...

I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Distress Markers and Copics
Rose Organza, tiny pompom trim, leaf pin, hat pin, and diamante strip from Ribbon Girl
Papers - Prima
Cardstock, white paint and computer generated sentiment

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Clean and Simple ...

... Teacher cards. We have 3 weeks and 2 days (not that I am counting) left at school and then we'll be breaking up for 6 weeks of summer holidays and my friend asked me to make her some cards for the teachers of her boys. This weeks challenge over at Casual Fridays challenge blog is to create a pink card so I joined them together and made this card

Then, because I loved the design so much I made her two more using different colours

I used:
 Cosmo Cricket papers
My EK Success enormous retro flower punch - it's a beast but I love it
Bazill cardshoppe cardstock
Sparkly button, button twine and adhesive crystals from Ribbon Girl
I used my computer to create the sentiments

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Papertake Weekly challenge ...

The challenge at Papertake Weekly this week is one of Dawny's sketches and it's a fab little sketch - it looked quite simple until I started piling on the embellishments :)

I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Distress Markers and Copics
My Minds Eye papers
Spellbinders and Doo Hickey's dies
Organza rose ribbon, cotton lace, pearl swirls, lace fabric, pins and adhesive pearl hearts
Martha Stewart border punch
White paint

Monday, June 25, 2012

Good Luck ...

I made this card for one of my colleagues who is leaving our school to take up a place on a teacher training course and I am entering it into the current Simply Magnolia challenge which is 'Garden Blooms' - I chose a Tilda magnolia stamp with flower, floral patterned papers and rose organza ribbon so I think I have the floral theme covered :)  They also have a design team call at the moment, so wish me luck!

I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Distress Markers and Copics
Cosmo Cricket papers
Rose organza ribbon, concertina ribbon, pins and pearl swirl from Ribbon Girl
Sentiment from Papertrey Ink

Sunday, June 24, 2012

An Easel Card ...

This is my second post of the day, for details of a fabulous giveaway check this post

The challenge over at Lovely Hanglar and Sweet Magnolia challenge is to create an easel card.

I used:
Magnolia image coloured with Distress Markers and Copics
My Minds Eye papers
Martha Stewart border punch

Strawberries and Cream Giveaway ...

There is a gorgeous strawberries and cream giveaway over at the Ribbon Girl blog today - trying to get a little summer sunshine happening in our corner of the world with a nice summery giveaway and I've been doing some summer crafting too :)

I used:
All That Scraps digital stamp coloured with Copics
Cosmo Cricket Papers
Ribbons, lace, button, trim and adhesive pearl hearts all from Ribbon Girl
Sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink

Mam and I crafted together yesterday using the same stamps and papers and we both decided to make a tag to enter into the Cute Card Thursday challenge (summer) and Allsorts challenge (use a die - my tag is a die), it was nice playing with paper together although the conservatory looks like an explosion took place :)

Friday, June 22, 2012

All The Fun Of The Fair ...

I went to a card class run led by Clare Rowlands a few weeks ago. We had such a lovely day, I didn't get my cards finished during the class so I finished them off at home and this is the first card we made

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy Birthday card ...

Hello, last week I went to a card making class run by Clare Rowlands (she designs the Molly Blooms stamps) and organised by Jean (of 3DJean) and todays card is inspired by one of the cards that we made in the class (I'll share that another day).

I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Distress Markers and Copics
October Afternoon papers
Stickles, pearls and saddlestitch ribbon from Ribbon Girl
Cardstock and sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink
Tag punch from Stampin Up
Distress Inks

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Magnolia Down Under (bingo - sentiment, tilda and ribbon)
Tilda's Town (Lazy Days of Summer)
Totally Tilda (pennants or bunting)

Monday, June 18, 2012

My Hero ...

My Dad is my hero and this was his Fathers Day card for yesterday - him and my Mam are going on a cruise this year for their holiday so there has been a lot of sailor and sailing jokes going on recently, hopefully they won't be going as far down under the sea as this little submarine though :)

I am entering this card into the CASual Fridays challenge blog which is to make a card using acetate or vellum

I used:
October Afternoon papers
Waltzingmouse stamps and sentiment
Spellbinders dies
Acetate and white paint

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge

I have a card today made for the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge. We're up to challenge number 20 now and this month the colours are pinks, purples and greens

There are prizes from our regular sponsors - Lili Of The Valley, who are giving a £10 voucher to their shop and The Ribbon Girl who have given a lavender ribbon kit


I used:
Magnolia image coloured with Distress Markers and Copics
MME papers
Spellbinders and Magnolia dies
Satin ribbon, pleated organza, pink tulle, tiny ricrac, pins, guipure lace and adhesive pearls all from Ribbon Girl
White paint, butterfly and sparkly fabric paper

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pretty Tilda Card ...

Last week I bought another new Magnolia stamp and wanted to test her out at the weekend, she's pretty - I love her hair!

I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Distress Markers and Copics
Melissa Francis papers
Jute mesh ribbon, lace, blue twinkle ribbon, blue pleated organza ribbon, pins, crystal swirl and liquid pearls, stickles are all from The Ribbon Girl
Dies - Magnolia
Sentiment stamp - Papertrey Ink
Ranger paint daubers

I will enter this card into the TOMIC and Tilda's Town challenges (I followed the sketch)

Another clean and simple card ...

Hello, midway though the week, almost the weekend again! I have another card that I've made for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog and this week the challenge is to Create a Clean And Simple project using polka dots.

I used:
Bazzil Cardshoppe cardstock as my base
Ranger white paint
A beautiful diamante heart buckle, pink polka dot organza ribbon and white silky crush ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Papertrey Ink sentiment stamp

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Together We Can Do So Much...

A card for the new Papertake Weekly challenge - it's a 3,2,1 challenge and for this card I used 3 papers, 2 pins and 1 button

I used:
Sweet Shoppe Designs digital papers
Ribbon Girl pins, button, twine and Liquid Pearls
Papertrey Ink border die
Pink Petticoat sentiment

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sailor Boy ...

My card for the latest challenge at Lovely Hanglar and Sweet Magnolia which is to use  your favourite colour

All the Jubilee celebrations and forthcoming Olympic celebrations seem to have gotten to me as I am loving the colour combo of red, white and blue

I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics
These digital papers
Spellbinders, Magnolia and Papertrey dies
Ribbon and lace from Ribbon Girl
EK Success border punch
White paint

Pretty card ...

I bought a new stamp last week, it's been a while since I added to my Magnolia collection.

I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Distress Markers
Melissa Francis papers
Martha Stewart punch
Magnolia swirl die
The feather and the sparkly bead embellishment were in my drawer

I will enter this card into TOMIC and Midweek Magnolias challenges as they both have an anything goes challenge

Thursday, June 07, 2012

A Clean and Simple Card ...

I'm on holiday this week for half term so I've had more time to play with paper. I spent some time tootling around different challenge blogs (and pinterest of course) and found the CAS-ual Fridays challenge. This is the card I made for the 'put bling on it' challenge

I used:
Paper from my scraps (I think it's Sweet Shoppe digital)
Pink Petticoat digital image stamp
Ribbon Girl bling, twine and bee charm

Andrea xx

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

This Boy ...

It's anything goes week over at Papertake Weekly Challenge and this is the card I made

I used:
Hanglar image coloured with Copics
MME papers
October Afternoon stamps
Ribbon Girl ribbon and twine