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