28 February 2011

Birthday card for my sister

This is a birthday card for my little sisters' 60th birthday.  The background papers are from Clip Art Fairy and I coloured the Magnolia image with copics.  The inside of the card was also decorated.

The flowers are all from Wild Orchid, as are the small pearl hearts which I've used on each corner.  The leaves have been cut with my Martha Stewart Punch. The diamond swirl is from stash and the cream lace, peach sheer ruffle ribbon, Stardust Stickles and May Arts string/loop ribbon are all from Ribbon Girl.  I will enter this for the Wild Orchid Challenge 'anything goes' and The Pink Elephant Challenge ' Buttons, Ribbon, Lace'

20 February 2011

Love ......

I distressed all edges with antique linen distressing ink and used an MFT die from Dies to Die For to make the doily from brown kraft card. The backing papers are from the Floral Fantasy digital range from Bearly Mine mounted onto brown kraft card. 

I coloured the image with copics, the gorgeous metal corners and pink roses are from Wild Orchid.  I punched leaves with my Martha Stewart leaf punch and branch punch and added some Stardust Stickles, pink satin ribbon, and a pink crown pin keeps the butterfly charm (from stash) in place.  NB:  Ribbon Girl will have a large selection of charms available in the next few days.  Stickles, Ribbon, Pin all from Ribbon Girl

This card is for the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge No 5 (pink/cream/brown) and I am also entering this card into the Just Magnolia challenge 'love you'

have a wonderful day .......

I love this little hedgehog lying on a bed of flowers  ...... he looks as if he's just had a huge meal! I stamped him onto kraft card and coloured him with copics.  The image was mounted onto white then navy plain card, then I stuck it onto more plain kraft and adhered to a plain white card.   (I have to say that Andrea was most impressed at my restraint - I usually go for 'more is better' approach to cardmaking and I love adding as many embellishments as possible.

All it needed was a tiny piece of peacock blue ribbon pencil stripe ribbon and a small piece of natural button twine to finish, both from http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/

This is for my husbands umpteenth birthday on Tuesday and I am also entering it into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge

note:  considering the weather this morning is GREY, wet and miserable, I am amazed that the photo has turned out so well (taken in the back garden first thing this morning by Andrea still wearing her pj's)

16 February 2011

Take it easy ........

I made this card using the Just Magnolia sketch by Mina and will enter it for the challenge.  The backing papers are from a Christmas pack, sorry I can't remember which one and plain green card from stash.  Copics were used to colour the cute little image who is taking a rest in the garden (you can tell she's in a garden because her stool is ever so slightly crooked  (ahem, my fault - I will try harder next time)

I punched leaves from the green backing card with my Martha Stewart leaf and branch punches - I love these little punches.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the green satin ribbon and white cotton lace is from the Ribbon Girl, as is the Stardust Stickles.
The gorgeous butterfly is from our stash, but I see it has lost one of the little gemstones - not to worry, I put plenty of stick on green gems around the scallop oval which I cut on the sizzix using a nestabilities die

15 February 2011

Cupcakes and Seam Binding Give Away ...

15th February 2011  -  Over at the Ribbon Girl blog there is a chance to win the gorgeous cupcakes (above) made by our very talented friend Gail together with 4 packs of seam binding - better hurry, the winner will be chosen on Saturday evening because the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge begins on Sunday 20th February!

6 February 2011

Inspired by violets .....

6th February - At last, I've found time to make some cards!!  I coloured one of Andreas' Hanglar stamps with Copics at the Durham crop last Friday night - this little gardening girl with her cart and gardening equipment has been mounted on some green card which tones with her boots! The background paper is by Wendy at the Clipart Fairy.
I added some 22mm guipure lace above the strip of green card and added some 25mm mauve satin ribbon.  I added quite a lot of Stardust Stickles to enhance the image. Lace, ribbon and stickles all from Ribbon Girl

Violet coloured flowers from Wild Orchid have been placed on top of green leaves made with my favourite Martha Stewart leaf punch - I also used the leaves as 'corners' and enhanced them with a violet coloured rhinestone.  I will enter this card into the Daring Cardmakers challenge and also the Just Magnolia and Hanglar & Stanglar challenge 'with ribbons'
Oh dear, it's so long since I made a card, I've just noticed I didn't shape the ends of the satin ribbon before photographing the card lol!

4 February 2011

Ribbon flower

This is my first attempt at making a ribbon flower - this one is approx 2 inches across so would make a nice hair ornament if I stitch a clip onto the back of it.  This is made with silky crush (ribbon girl is still waiting for more stock of 'champagne silky crush, but pink, blue, white and teal are all available from stock), gathered up and tightened, then I cut 4 'petals' from the same ribbon and stitched them to the back, added a few pearl strands then finished with some oloroso seam binding and a little cream button which I covered in Stickles Stardust.  I hope to make a few cards at the weekend and some more flowers small enough to add to my cards. Ribbons, buttons and stickles all from http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/

2 February 2011

Give us Our Daily Bread .....

I don't seem to have had time to craft  recently (with the exception of colouring a few magnolia images in with copics at the Durham crop last Friday night) so I thought I would take a photo of the granary bread I made this afternoon ..... nothing too strenuous, I let my gorgeous new Kenwood Chef (a Christmas gift from Andrea) do all the work of kneading then I covered the dough with a clean towel and let it rise while I did a spot of paperwork.  I knocked it back, filled my tins, let it rise again, then baked it in a hot oven - smells gorgeous and tastes fab - as you can see, most of the first loaf disappeared before it was cool enough to cut!!   By the way, don't miss the seam binding give-away over at the Ribbon Girl blog -  ends Sunday