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