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

Friday, 21 January 2011

Magnolia sketch

Evening all, just a quick post as i have lamb shanks in the oven(my favorite) and a glass of wine in my hand. lol.

Image is Magnolia, champagne and candelabra. I have coloured with distress ink refills. Glitter is crystal stickles. Also added glossy accents to the glasses and bottle to give that glass look. Stamped around the edge with memento coco using the corner from stempelglede crunge collection.

Text is from a die cut by Tim Holtz, vintage market(love this). I have painted them with picket fence crackle paint.

The DP is a freebie(yes, i said freebie) from the lovely Donna over at bearly mine designs. I have again stamped round the edge with the stempelglede using the memento ink coco. I have added ribbon from eBay, white organza. The bow was tied using the bow-easy template. Gems in the corners are also from eBay.

just magnolia-sketch

x laura x

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Whiff of joy GDT call

Evening all, you may or may not know that every 2 months on the 16th Katharina Frei from whiff of joy has a Guest Designer Team Call.To enter or find out more details click HERE. 

This is my entry for the whiff of joy GDT. Hope you like it.

I have made a criss-cross card with a difference. Instead of gluing the criss cross card shut i have left it open. I have secured it with a tied ribbon. When you pull the ribbon it opens up the card. Ribbon is white organza from eBay. Im not sure where this DP is from as they were in my stash(ill get back to you on that one).

I have glittered around all edges with stickles crystal.

All images are from whiff of joy, wedding cake. All images are coloured with distress ink refills. DP is from Magnolia, sixpence. I have mounted the DP on bazzill silver cardstock. I was going to make a box as well for this card but i have run out of the silver cardstock :-(


I have added a pocket to this so i can slide in a piece of card. This pocket stops the piece of card slipping out due to the fact i haven't glued the criss cross card.

 Willow as bride, Oakley as groom. I have added pearl mist to the bride`s vale to make it sparkle, also added glossy accents to oakley`s shoes to make them shine. I stamped stempelglede grunge corner on the corners with memento rich coco. The tab at the top is the big die from spellbinders fancy tags. Added pearls from eBay.

This is the back of the insert so i can write a message to the happy couple. Punched border is from Martha Stewart called Quilted(i think).

Wedding carriage. I have distressed around the edge with brushed corduroy distress ink. Sentiment is from Magnolia, happily ever after. Silver corners are from a sizzix die i got off eBay.

I have my fingers(and toes) crossed very tightly. I love whiff of joy products and would love to be a GDT for them, not to mention working alongside the amazingly talented DT team they have.

simon says-bingo(gems, glitter, ribbon)
cup cake craft-dum, dum, de, dum
wild orchid craft-lets get sentilmental(happily ever after)
paper take weekly-ribbon and pearls

Whiff of joy Guest Design Team call closes 23rd January.

x laura x

Sunday, 16 January 2011

WARNING!! lot`s of photo`s.

Evening all, I am really embarrassed to say i bought the Magnolia summer kit when it came out and have never(yes i said it, never) inked these poor little stamps up. I just cant quite believe it. Well i knew exactly what i was going to do with them, I have seen so many other people obviously have the same idea(i hope i have managed to do it a little different).

 Magnolia, Seahorse as well as all other images on this card have been coloured with distress ink refills.  Ribbon is from eBay, white organza, I coloured it with my bright orange promarker.

Little mermaid Tilda, Seaweed, Shells. I have covered the bubbles in glossy accents to make them stand out a little. The shells have been heat embossed with pink embossing powder, unfortunately that was the best colour i had(although nothing else is in pink) i did want them on the card though. I have added stickles crystal glitter around the edge of the card(i think it adds something to the card). Under the stickles glitter is a edging of picket fence crackle paint(you can mainly see it on the corners).

Well i know what your thinking this card is a bit plain and boring, don't you think? i do.

I made it into an easel card :-)

 Seahorse charm can be found HERE. Glitter is stickles waterfall.

Now i have a little confession about these shells, I live about 1 mile away from the sea front, Southend On Sea, to be exact(no stalkers please), but these sadly are not from Southend, their from eBay(holds head in hands).I`m so bad, i know. Also off eBay is the netting ribbon, can`t remember what it`s called(sorry).

magnolia-licious-orange and green(hope my card counts, orange and green image)
creative card crew-fancy folds(more than 1 fold)

WOW, that was a long post, thanks to all that are still with me. lol.

x laura x

P.S My number 1 new years resolution is to ink up and use all my stamps at least once within this year.

Friday, 14 January 2011

I`m back, finally!

Evening all. I`m finally able to get into my craft room and start crafting. YIPEE!! I am feeling a lot better now. Almost back to where i was. I have also finally got an appointment with the job-center to see their disability adviser about helping me get back into work. I am only looking for part time work that's all i can manage with my M.E, just got to wait and find the right job that suits me(something that doesn't involve using too much energy). I`m hoping to have a little news for you all soon but i`m keeping tight lipped just in case it doesn't happen.
Anyway onto the card i have for you today.

The image is from Stempelgledge and i have used one of the stamps from the grunge flourish hearts collection. I have also used the small edge stamp from that set to go around the border. On the opposite corners i have used the corner stamp the grunge collection. All have been stamped and heat embossed using a pink embossing powder, its from eBay(no name). The DP is one from Memory box gossamer collection. I have inked the edges, and the background of the heart with distress ink Victorian velvet. Glitter around the edges is stickles crystal. White ribbon is from eBay.

sketch and stash-sketch(new stash is the image from the grunge hearts collection)(DT ENTRY)
cup cake craft-something new(new is the image from the grunge hearts collection)
bunny zoes crafts-love is in the air
stamp something-anything goes
cute card thursday-monochrome(pink)

x laura x

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


Hi bloggers.

I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and a brilliant New Year. I, like so many this year have contracted the horrible flu. I have been out of action since the day after new years eve. I was on the sofa for about a week and am now nearly back to normal(well as normal as i can be). I hope within this week i will be back with more creations.

In the meantime have you seen Magnolias newest collection??? they are avaliable for pre-order HERE.

x laura x

Saturday, 1 January 2011