Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry christmas and a happy new year

Morning bloggers, i am away for a little while now visiting family over the holidays. So just wanted to take the chance to wish all my followers and of course everyone else
A very Merry Christmas!
x laura x

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Morning bloggers,
I coloured these images a while ago. They were left in my to do pile and i forgot about them. I needed some extra cards so put them together this morning.

This beautiful image is by whimsy from the vintage christmas collection. Coloured with distress ink refills. Glitter is gold stickles. DP is from the papermania silent night collection.(same for both cards).

simon says stamp-anything goes
abc-keep it simple

x laura x

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

My christmas tags

Another quick post. Just wanted to show you my tags i have made for the presents i have wrapped. They are plain and simple to make.

The image and sentiment is from whimsy vintage christmas collection. They have been stamped using clear embossing ink and covered in gold embossing powder then heated.

christmas blog-wrap it up

x laura x


Evening all just a quick post.

Pearls are from eBay. Glitter is stickles xmas red. Punch is MS aspen snowflake.

Sentiment is whimsy winter letter seals.

White ribbon is again from eBay. Bow made using the bow-easy.

Image is Magnolia candy cane. I have coloured it using promarkers. The glitter is glamor dust. I have also coated the cane in glossy accents. so it shines.

The DP`s are Magnolia from last years collection(i think)(will find the names and post them later).

magnolia-licious-inspiration challenge
a spoon full of sugar-christmas card
paper take weekly-anything goes

x laura x

Monday, 20 December 2010

Lighting Edwin

Last post today.

Image is magnolia lighting Edwin coloured with distress ink refills. I have stamped around the edge using the grunger splatter and the grunge corner from the stempelglede grunge collection. I have added glamor dust to the bulbs.

Ribbon is from eBay. DP is magnolia. Sentiment is whimsy winter letter seals. Red glitter is stickles. Bulb embellishments are from eBay, made by woodware. i have added glamor dust to them. I have gone around the edge of the DP with crackle paint, picket fence.

x laura x

Mini cards

2nd post.

Ribbon is from eBay. Plain red card, stash. Image from whimsy tree in words stamped with clear embossing ink and sprinkled with gold embossing powder then heated.


x laura x

5 days to go!

WOW only 5 days to go. Well i have almost everything done and ready. Just a few little things to do. I have 3 different cards for you today. I have been busy. I will do them in different posts.

Firstly this is the background i made for my card. I used a the green DP from Papermania-silent night collection. I stamped a magnolia snowflake using a clear ink then sprinkled white embossing powder on and heated it.
On to the finished product.

Glitter is stickles-holly.

Patterned paper is again form papermania-silent night collection. Punched snowflakes is martha stewart aspen snowflakes punch.

Sentiment is from whimsy winter letter seals. Ribbon is from ebay.

Image is from LOTV James the bear with cracker coloured with distress ink refills. Glitter on the image is glamour dust.

sketch and stash-your choice(i have chosen the sketch from challenge 33, stash-magnolia snowflake stamp)
moving along with the times-let it snow
all sorts-anything goes

x laura x

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Beautiful Edwin

I have finally got round to posting this card i finished this morning. This will be my last card until the weekend as i have a busy week ahead of me. Tomorrow i am having my family round for dinner and i am cooking them a feast. Then on Wednesday ITS MY BIRTHDAY! yipee! I`m going to be a quarter of a century old(god that makes it sound old). On Thursday evening i`m going to be at the o2 arena in London to see the one and only LADY GAGA. So excited i haven't been to a music concert before.(should be a really good night). I`m giving my self a day off Friday as i will need it.
So on to today`s card.

 I have used the beautiful lighting Edwin from Magnolia. I have coloured him with distress inks. I have also added glamor dust to the bulbs to make them sparkle. I have stamped around the border with 2 stamps from the Stempelglede grunge collection, called grunge splatter and grunge corner, stamped in memento ink cocoa.

A close up of the grunge stamps. I`m so happy i managed to get the grunge collection. i love it, such a good investment, I will be using it alot.

  Sentiment is from Whimsy, winter letter seals. DP is Magnolia, red noel. Brown ribbon from stash. Red glitter around sentiment is stickles. Bulb embellishments(top left) are from ebay they are by woodware, i have covered them in glamor dust to make them stand out more. They are different colour`s but don`t show up in this bad light. I have also gone around the edge of the DP with crackle paint. I think that`s everything.

just magnolia-a christmas card
magnolia down under-red, brown and cream
stamp with fun-X-mas
bunny zoes crafts-sparkle and shine

x laura x

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Im on a roll

just a quick post today, I`m on a roll(at last). My friends daughter is having a baby boy due early January. I know it is going to get even more busy closer to Christmas so thought i would get this card done now and out the way, so I`m not rushing.

Bow is a little big, i should of made it one size smaller but the ribbon is quite wide. Ribbon "its a boy" is from hobbycraft. Charm is from bunny zoes crafts.

Magnolia image cuddley horse. Coloured with distress inks. Stickles waterfall has been added to image and around the edges of the DP`s.

Pearls(big and small) are from ebay. DP`s are by flair design baby collection(not sure what the name is).

Sentiment and ticket die are both from papertrey ink called "just the ticket"(my favorite set).
And yes it is another easel card(love these cards)

by the cute and girly-children
paper take weekly-sketch
just magnolia-anything goes with sparkle

x laura x

Friday, 3 December 2010

22 days to go

Christmas is nearly here. Have you all done most of your Christmas cards?  I am nearly there. My card today is  focused on the belles n whistles sketch challenge they have at the moment. Over the last week i have found it quite hard to get inspiration, especially from my backing papers. None of them are jumping out at me and when i go to make a card i cant decide on which one to use. MOJO missing?? if found please return. I really wanted to join in with this sketch challenge as i received a new BNW stamp this week, jingle bells. I just had to ink him up.

I coloured the image in distress inks and added stickles to make it pop. Holly stickles for the present and for his hat crystal. I also added glossy accents to the gold bells to make them shine.

Red ribbon is from ebay. bow is made using the amazing bow-easy.

I added the magnolia candy cane as the backing paper had candy canes on it. I coloured this using my promarkers. I then added glamour dust to the green ribbon, only just received the glamour dust its my new favorite glitter item. Its brilliant how it lets the colour show through.

 The DP`s are from a DCWV paper pack called christmas. The DP at the back was white but i wanted to settle it in to the background a bit more(if you know what i mean) so i used vintage photo distress ink to tone it down a bit, I distressed the edges with a distressing tool and again went over them with vintage photo. I wasnt sure about the card as i was going along but am glad with how it turned out. Love the little boy on the image, so cute.

belles n whistles-sketch(flipped 180 degrees)
abc christmas-Y is for Yuletide(red and green)

Im off to make some more cards(hopefully MOJO will come back while im colouring in)lol

x laura x

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Belles n Whistles

Just a quick post.
Over at the belles n whistles blog they are having a give away everyday, yes EVERYDAY until the 24th December. Go have a look and join in.

x laura x

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Blop hop event 26th November

On the 26th November over at bunny zoes crafts there will be a blog hop event with lots of prizes and you wont want to miss out.

If you also want to be in the chance of winning £10 voucher, all you have to do is spread the news of the event and go pop your name on the link at the bottom of the page HERE.

x laura x

Saturday, 20 November 2010

One for my dad

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend what ever you are doing. Im having a wonderfully relaxing day all by my self. This is actually the only thing i plan to do today. My boyfriend has gone off to watch Southampton football match today so im all by my self, apart from the cat. I do love having quite days all to my self. I really should be doing some more Christmas cards but im feeling a little tired(ill do them tomorrow). I am hoping to go see the new harry potter film tomorrow(i love harry potter) in fact im watching him now on itv 1. My boyfriend would say addicted lol. Anyway enough dribble onto my creation. I made this yesterday but didn't have time to post it.

Yep its another twist box this time imade this one for my dad. If you would like to make one, you can find the tutorial HERE. The DP i have used is from dovecraft the winter wonderland pack. Glitter is stickles waterfall. Gems are from eBay.

Image is magnolia, peppermint cane. All images have been coloured with distress inks.

Sentiment is magnolia, merry christmas with holly post mark.

Image is magnolia, christmas lighting edwin.

bunny zoes crafts-christmas but not a card
totally gorjuss-not so traditional
the secret crafter-handmade christmas gifts
just magnolia-white + one other colour
abc christmas-X is for Xmas

x laura x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Sledging Edwin

Gosh i didn't relies how long i hadn't posted for, naughty me. But i do have a really good excuse, honest. I am currently looking for a job, went down the job center yesterday to sign on and they were actually really helpful. The lady i saw has made an appointment for me to see a disability adviser, this adviser will help me to find work and an employer who will help me get into work and stay in work. If you don't know i have M.E i have had it for 3 years and in that time have not been able to work. I have spent that time learning and trying to manage my illness and i am at a point were i feel i can at least do some work. Not sure what i can do but i can only try. It may take a while for me to find a job i can do, but at least i feel better knowing help is available from the job center. Anyway onto my card.
This card is another first for me. I have made a shaker card. I have to apologize for the really bad photos.

Gems are from eBay(as always). The sentiment is from magnolia, merry christmas with holly post mark. Just stamped the sentiment straight onto the DP.

All glitter is stickles waterfall. Charm is from bunny zoes crafts. Bow is made using the bow-easy. Ribbon is from ebay(again). Snowflake border is a Martha Stewart punch called aspen snowflakes.

Image is magnolia, Edwin riding sledge . Circle and scallop circle have been created using spellbinders nestabilites. I filled the shaker card with diamond dust twinklets. Image is coloured with distress ink refills.

All shaken up.
The papers are from dovecraft winter wonderland paper pack(love these). If you would like to make a shaker card you can find the tutorial HERE.

magnolia-licious-shaker card
the pink elephant-sketch
wild orchid-blue christmas
simon says stamps-sparkle
polly craft-a glittery christmas

Well i hope you liked my shaker card.
Night all.

x Laura x

Thursday, 11 November 2010

One for the other half

Evening all, i have finally got round to making my other half a card.

Wish i had a body like this. lol. Image is from kenny k called mrs claus. Im not totally happy with my colouring on this one but it was the best out if the 4 i did. Due to the fact i colour with distress inks i printed this image onto my water colour paper, i had to leave it a couple of days to dry thoroughly. And even then when i used to much water the image run. I am getting a new printer for Christmas, and i cant wait to be able to print digi backgrounds and other digi images. Anyway back to the card. Poinsettia is from wild orchid crafts. The DP is from papermania a silent night collection. I added gold stickles to the dots to give it a bit of bling(took ages to do). Gems are from ebay.

Did you guess it would be another easel card. I have made and added a small envelope which will have a message inside. Red ribbon is from ebay. Bow is made using the bow easy(love it).

But wait there is more.

This is my first easel card with built in box. Yipee and i didn't follow a tutorial(very proud of myself) I added gold stickles around the edges for even more bling. The card measures 5"x5".

I have attached a "LOVE" charm to the handle to make it easier to pull the draw out. There is just one big draw.

I added gold stickles around the edges for even more bling.

lili of the valley-Anything goes and any stamp can be used + a blog hop
the secret crafter- Red and gold
simon says stamps-Prince charming(mens card with a charm)
abc-H is for holiday
crafts and me-Glitter
everybody-art-challenge-116# sketch

Just a quick note to you all lili of the valley are having a new collection release today and have a blog hop on the go with goodies along the way so go check it out. Plus there challenge is anything goes and you can use any make of stamp you want.

Hope you enjoyed my creation today. Im hopping off now.

x laura x

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Blog hopping

Today is the release of whimsy stamps new collection. They are having a blog hop to spread the word and show case the wonderful release. Gosh they have a wonderful group showing off this collection, there really is some wonderful work. If you wish to go and join the fun start the blog hop HERE.

Oh and i nearly forgot there is prizes along the way . Yipee. I have everything crossed that i win 1 of the prizes(well a girl can dream) lol.

x laura x