Sunday, 31 October 2010

tilda on ornament

Just a quick post today. I have a couple of things i am working on at the moment, so am quite busy.

My card today;

The blue dp paper is from the paper pack by dovecraft called winter wonderland, 100% my favorite christmas pack. The main background is a dp from basicgrey Eskimo kisses. Image is magnolia tilda on ornament, sentiment is also magnolia. merry christmas with holly post. I have added 2 snowflakes, that have been covered in diamond dust twinklets. Tilda has been coloured in distress inks and i have used stickles for the glittery bits.

wild orchid challenge-pastels
sketch and stash-sketch

x laura x 

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

a pink christmas

Sorry i didn't get back to you sooner with this card i meant to post this card yesterday evening but i just came over feeling tired and had to go to bed there and then. But when my body says sleep i have to listen, i am feeling more refreshed today, slight headache but nothing i cant handle. So on to the card.

Image is magnolia, christmas party tilda. The papers are from DCWV paper pack called rose tinted christmas. The sentiment is also magnolia, merry christmas with holly post mark. The white ribbon is from ebay. I placed a pink bit of card underneath. The border punch is a martha stewart one called aspen snowflakes. I have coloured tilda with distress inks and added stickles glitter to her dress, the present and around the sentiment(hope it shows). The card is a criss cross card. If you would like to know how to make one, you can find a tutorial HERE.

The sentiment "merry christmas and happy new year" is from whimsy stamps vintage christmas. The tab at the top if punched out using a stampin up punch "tab punch". I used 2 different spellbinders nestabilities, classic ovals large and classic scalloped ovals large.

a spoon full of sugar-die cutting and punches
my time to craft-pick a pocket or two
paper take weekly-sparkly and bright
just magnolia-think pink

x laura x

Monday, 25 October 2010

winter fun

Over at lili of the valley challenge blog the theme is "winter fun". So on your project they want to see snow, snowflakes and plenty of glitter.

Ribbon as always is from ebay. The snowflake charm is from bunny zoes crafts. The bow has been created using a bow-easy.
The paper doily is a die-cut, found HERE.

The designer paper is from a dovecraft paper pack called winter wonderland. My card measures 6x6 inches.
The sentiment is from magnolia called merry christmas with holly post mark. The snowflake in the top right hand corner has been cut out from a spellbinders set found HERE. I have covered it in twinklets diamond dust.

lili of the valley-winter fun

I have a few cards on the go at the moment, so you may see another a bit later on.
Hope you all had a wonderful crafty weekend.

x laura x

Saturday, 23 October 2010

mulitple christmas cards

Afternoon everyone, i hope you are having a lovely crafty weekend.
For a while now i have been showing you all my christmas cards i have been making. I am very proud that i started early and have made a fair few now. I am really into christmas already and wanted to come up with some quick and easy cards to send to people. For example my neighbours. I say hello to them when i see them but dont really know much about them. It took me a while to come up with an idea. A card that i could make lots of and quickly. I came up with these,

They are plain and simple. There is 2 designs. One has a poinsettia and the other candy canes.

The images and the sentiment are from whimsy stamps called vintage Christmas. I stamped them onto the red cardstock with a clear embossing ink pad. Sprinkled gold embossing powder over it and heat embossed with a heat gun. Then i just added some sparkly gold ribbon from hobbycraft.

I have made 6 in total so far. Took me about an hour. The hardest thing was trying to get the gold ribbon to stick to the card. I had to use glossy accents to stick it down but don't use too much as it shows through the ribbon in patches. Absolutely love glossy accents.

totally gorjuss-sparkle
2 sisters-anything goes

It would be really nice and much appericated if you would leave a comment. I do love to read them and any constructive critism is welcome. What would you add or do different?

x laura x

Friday, 22 October 2010

ABC christmas challenge

Evening all, quick post before i am off to bed. Hopefully i will get a lay in tomorrow, much needed.
On to my card and its another christmas one. I still have a few more to make but i think you can never have enough cards.

The background card i have made my self. I took a piece of green bazzill cardstock stamped the small poinsettia from this set with a clear embossing ink pad and used gold embossing powder and heat embossed it. The gems are as always from ebay.

The gems look blue but they are actually green.

Look at this little cutey. Tilda is from the new magnolia collection, tilda on ornament. Tilda is coloured with distress inks.

The striped paper behind tilda is from the papermania paper pack a silent night.

Over at abc christmas challenge blog they have a few things you have to include in you card to qualify for the prize. First thing is to use 1 of they sketch`s or both if you wish. Secondly you have to have 3 V`s included on your card.
1) vertical card
2) vert(green in french)
3) victorian velvet(i used this colour distress ink to colour tilda`s clothing)

I hope this makes me eligible for the prize draw.

x laura x

yummy blog candy

Bizzy Becs is having a yummy candy give away. There are a couple of rules, so make sure you follow them all.

x laura x

Thursday, 21 October 2010

another quick post

Evening all. i have been feeling quite tired this week. No energy at all. So im afraid it will be another quick post today. Although i do have a few different cards on the go at the moment but they still need finishing.

I have used a distressing tool to distress the edges. The papers are from the papermania paper pack called a silent night.

Green ribbon is from good old ebay. Tree charm is from bunny zoes crafts.

Poinsettia is from wild orchid crafts. Gems again are from ebay. The tag is a magnolia die. Sentiment is from ebay.

I took this picture with the flash off as i wanted the sparkle to show up. The stamp is from the new Christmas magnolia collection, tilda hanging ornaments. I have coloured her with distress inks and used stickles on the 2 ornaments(hope you can see it).

I have an addiction to easel cards at the moment.

truly scrumptious-(43) easel card and sketch
charisma cardz-(42) vintage

x laura x

Sunday, 17 October 2010

merry christmas tilda.

Another quick one today. I havent slept well over the last 2 nights, so have the headache of all headaches.

The poinsettias are from wild orchid crafts. They have been covered in star dust twinklets.

Sentiment is from magnolia. I have punched this out using a stampin up punch and edged it with holly stickles.

Ribbon is from ebay. Christmas tree charm is from bunny zoes crafts.

Gems are also from ebay(gotta love ebay).

Image is from magnolia, tilda with presents.

Papers are from DCWV christmas multi pack.

The tag die is from magnolia. The stamped images are from the new whimsy stamp set vintage christmas.

This is the underneath the card. This stamp is also from the new whimsy vintage christmas set. I will also add a stamped image of my personal stamp underneath.

just magnolia-sketch
charisma cardz-more than one fold
delightful challenges-metal mania
allsorts-bingo (punch,tag,ribbon)
totally tilda-red and green christmas
magnolia stamp lovers-sparkling

x laura x

Friday, 15 October 2010

pile of presents

Just a quick post today. My boyfriends sister is visiting this weekend so i have a lot to do.

The punch used for the border is the martha stewart aspen punch. The snowflakes have been covered in diamond dust twinklets.

Gems are from ebay. The glitter is stickles, waterfall. Sentiment stamp is magnolia, merry christmas with holly post mark.

Image is from Lili of the Valley, James bear with pile of presents. James the bear is coloured with distress inks and his hat has stickles glitter on.

lili of the valley-sketch
a spoon full of sugar-winter wonderland
quixotic paperie-christmas
paper take weekly-3 of a kind(3 snowflakes)

x laura x

Thursday, 14 October 2010


Hello Bloggers,
                      hope you are all well. This is my card for today.

The sentiment is by justrite from the just a note borders and centres set.

The hinge clip can be found HERE. "shopping list" has been written by hand. I used a punch from stampin up for the binder detail(left hand side)

Flower selection can be found at wild orchid crafts. Ribbon was white but i coloured it with a pink promarker to match the pink theme. Gems are from ebay.

Image is from whiff of joy, shopping willow. I have coloured her with distress inks.

The main DP is from my stash, sorry dont know what its called(came in a pack from ebay). The pink star DP is from Magnolia, pink starlit.

whiff of joy-sketch
simon says-3 different types of embellishments, 2 patterned papers, 1 image
abc-F is for flowers
lil red wagon-something old(my image), something new(hinge clip)

x laura x

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Autumn 2010

Afternoon everyone.
Firstly i have to make a small apology for the lack of posts for a week. I have had a hard time with my M.E over the week.
But have finally managed to sit down and join in with the belles n whistles first challenge on their new blog. They have some amazing candy up for grabs for the winner. Oh did i say "winner", i meant winners, yes winners, there will be 2 winners how cool is that?!

The sentiment is a stamp and die set found HERE. I love this set and havent seen anything like it, so versatile. The orange and leaf border and background of the sentiment is handmade. I took a piece of plain white thin cardstock and coloured it using a distress ink spiced marmalade. The leaf stamp is from a set by stampin up called lovely as a tree. I stamped it using memento coco ink. The punched edge was done using martha stewart doily lace punch.

Flower is a Marianna design set LR0110.

The charm "made with love" can be found at bunny zoes. Ribbon is from my stash made with the bow-easy. I added a 10mm orange rose from wild orchid crafts to the middle.

Image is a belles n whistles stamp called beary big hugs. I have coloured the image with distress inks.

I have distressed all the edges with a distress tool. The DP`s are from Bo Bunny, kitchen spice rosemary and kitchen spice nutmeg.

belles n whistles-fall colours
stamp with fun-sketch
secret crafter-distressing
sir stamp alot-autumn
bunny zoe-autumn love
charisma cardz-autumn

x laura x

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

tilda and edwin

I have been looking at printers today. Wow there is so many out there i didnt know where to begin. I am looking for an all in one printer that i can use to print digi images onto watercolour paper and print out digi backgrounds. Also i need one that has cheap ink refills and good quality print outs. If any of you have a good printer or know of one could you let me know the make and model, it would be good to have a few to compare.

On to my card for today.

I have tried something new today. I have stitched around the edge. I don't have a sewing machine so have done this by hand. It took ages but i am glad i did it as it adds to the card. My base card is bazzill`s kraft card, then a layer of green card(i cant remember the name of it). The yellow gems are from a stash i got off ebay.

The flowers are all from wild orchid crafts. The red beads are also from wild orchid crafts and coloured them red to look like berries. I wanted them to look like holly with holly leaves. The punches used to cut out the leaves and branches can be found at crafts u love

The ribbon is also from ebay. I do love ebay. And yes as you can see its another easel card.

The stamp is magnolia sister and brother. Love this stamp so cute. I have coloured the image with distress inks and cut out with spellbinders large deckled nestabilities.

I have added a pocket for a tag with a message.
The tag is the magnolia tag die cutter. The Merry Christmas sentiment is again from ebay.

The DP is a 12x12 paper by BoBunny called snowy serenade winter night. It is a very glittery paper but the picture doesnt show it up that well.

charisma cardz-christmas
paper play-hidden extra
totally gorjuss-sketch
magnolia down under-blue, green, yellow and kraft
totally tilda-glitter and sparkle
magnolia stamp lovers-lace(i have a lacey doily)
wild orchid-stitch it up
polly craft-anything goes
a spoonfull of sugar-sparkle and shine

x laura x