Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Happy Happy Birthday!

A really quick post from me today.

I dont know what sort of card this is called, any ideas???
DP`s are from the Tim Holtz paper stack vintage shabbyHinges are from Tim holtz. I cut them out using grungepaper and painted them with distress crackle paint picket fence.

Roses are from wild orchid crafts.

I am not overly happy how my bow looks. I used white vintage seam binding and distressed it with Distress ink black soot.

Image is Magnolia Edwin wants a hug he has been coloured with distress ink refills. I have added a Magnolia lace banner and hand written HAPPY BIRTHDAY! i didnt have a stamp small enough for the sentiment.

 The stamps i used inside the card are from a set i got from verve.

And finally the back.

bunny zoes crafts-one for the boys
wild orchid crafts-white + 2 with a twist
just magnolia-sketch

x laura x

Friday, 15 April 2011

long time no hear

ok i know i have been rubbish at posting lately, but look at what i have to distract me.

This is Jake.

This is Diamond(we havent come up with a better name yet).
They were six weeks old on Wednesday. They are so cute, and take up alot of time. Sadly stripe passed away, he wasnt right from the start, the vet thinks he had problems inside. We tried our hardest to keep him alive but it just wasnt ment to be. So we made the hard decision to have him put to sleep, as we didnt want to see him in pain, he was very week, so sad. So my mum has decided to keep both these little cuties. I think they are going to be a handful(infact i know they are going to be a handful as they already are).

Now onto a creation i made for my mums birthday this week. I'm very proud of this as it is my first explosion box.

 I cant find the name of this paper but it is by magnolia.

 I have used magnolia-tilda blowing bubbles. I have coloured her with distress inks. The DP is again by Magnolia.

 I added some butterflies that i punched out from the Martha Stewart 3-in-1 butterfly.  

 I made the little envelope from a dovecraft template. It has a little note in it.

Flowers are from wild orchid crafts. I have used white and pink roses. Sorry about the pictures, they are a bit dark.

wild orchid -things with wings
just magnolia-happy birthday
paper take weekly-truly dimensional
by the cute and girly-cute and girly

x laura x

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Edwin wants a hug!

Stamp is magnolia edwin wants a hug. I have coloured him with distress reinkers. Black gem bling is from eBay. Main background paper is a freebie from HERE. I have stamped around the edges with the stemplglede grunge colllection. I have also added hinge like dies from spellbinders fancy tags collection.

bunny zoe-happy birthday and bling.
everybody-art-challenge-happy birthday
justmagnolia-favorite colour combo(blues ATM)

x laura x

Saturday, 12 March 2011

M.I.A (i have a really good excuse)

Ok so i have been missing for a while now. My laptop is thankfully back up and running but i have 3 little reasons why i have not had time to craft or do anything really.
 (2days old)
We have 3 little male cockapoo F2 puppies. Now for those of you that don't know what a cockapoo is, it is a Cocker Spaniel x Poodle. Bella(mum) is a cockapoo F1 so that means her mum was a Cocker Spaniel and her dad was a miniature Poodle. Bella was mated with another cockapoo, so her babies are 2nd generation(F2). These handsome little boys were born 2nd march. They are 10 days old today. We did have one that was a little slow getting started, so we had to help him out, he is now doing a lot better and is catching up with the other 2 quick. I have of course given them nick names, chunk, diamond and stripe. lol.
They take up a lot of time so havent done anything other than help my mum to look after them. Bella is a brilliant first time mum and is loving being a milk bottle(lol). I cant wait for them to open their eyes and start walking, thats when the fun will really start.

This is Diamond, you can just see his white diamond on his head. (10days old)

(10days old)
Bella and her pups(their getting really big already)

Chunk is on top(10days old) see his coat is wavy already, soo cute.

I have a good pic of stripe on my phone will have to upload it tomorrow.
Hope everyone is well and i will of course keep you updated on how the puppies are doing.

x Laura x

Friday, 18 February 2011

I am still missing

Sorry guys I am still missing. I ordered a new laptop charger and guess what??? The incorrect one turned up. I have now sent that back and am waiting for a new "correct" one to turn up. I do have a few cards on the go and they will be ready soon to go up once i have my laptop back up and running(or i can pinch a lappy to use)

Hope you are all well.
x laura x

Friday, 11 February 2011

where am i????

Hello all blogging friends and followers, just a quick note before i show you my card today. I have managed to pinch a laptop to use today to upload my card. I have not had a good week. Why is it that all bad luck comes at once. To name just one my laptop that i normally use that has all my crafting up dates, pictures and everything else on it has decided to stop working, luckily i have an external hard drive that everything is backed up on to, but it is a real pain. I think it is the charger that has stopped working so i have a new one on order to try, fingers crossed that will be the only thing wrong and will spring back into life soon(well when the charger arrives) Any way i don't want to bore you to much so on to the card.

I made this last week and really wanted to upload it before the challenge was over, hence me picking a laptop to get it done.

The image is from Belles n whistles beary big hugs. The main background DP is from Tim Holtz ideology paper pack vintage shabby. I made the music sheet from scotch. I stamped whimsy music notes on to white card stock using memento cocoa ink. I them distressed it using distress ink vintage photo. I have gone round the edges with a distress tool and vintage photo. Brown ribbon is from eBay. The image has been coloured with distress ink refills(i am practicing a few different technics and will hopefully update you soon on that). I have stamped around the edge of the image with stempelglede grunge collection.

I have cut a magnolia tag out distressed it with vintage photo and stamped a happy birthday message with memento cocoa ink.

All the flowers are from wild orchid crafts. Now i didn't have any vintage looking flowers and to be honest im trying to use my supple up so i can buy more. So i have taken different sizes of roses and sprayed them with my pro marker air brushing kit in different colourins of brown to give them the vintage look. I am pleased with how they turned out. I have used stickles crystal glitter on the girls headband to add that bit of bling.
Well i think that is everything, if you have any questions please ask away.

Belles n Whistles-vintage
wild orchid challenge-love is(beary big hugs stamp)

x laura x

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Flowers galore

Afternoon all, just a quick post today. I am in the middle of re organising my craft area. Its a mess at the moment.
Over at loopy lous loopy thoughts she is offering some candy to 1 lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is make a card featuring a Magnolia image. Look att he candy, so sweet.

This is my entry.

I have used 3 Magnolia images magnolia tree, spring fence, tilda with three flowers. The images have been coloured with distress inks. I have added lots of stickles crystal glitter. The DP is from magnolia, magnolia tree(i cant find a link for them in UK at the moment). The flowers are all from wild orchid crafts.

totally gorjuss-as you like it(flowers)
magnolia stamp lovers-glitter
loopy lous loopy thoughts-magnolia card

x laura x