Thursday, 31 December 2009

Monday, 28 December 2009

Butterfly and Beads

A card I made following Claudia's sketch on Friday Sketchers. I twisted the sketch round on its side .  The butterfly stamp was stamped on kraft cardstock with brown stazon then glossed with glossy accents, while this was wet I added a few beads. The antennaes are wire with a bead threaded onto it. I have had the punched branches for ages they were punched out of plain white paper then coloured with a copic pen.
The ribbon was from a Liz Earle gift I got for Christmas.

I apologise for the terrible quality of picture, its taken under artificial light tonight,, it is more turquoise in real life.
Cardstock - SU  Kraft and sage shadow , corregated card from my stash
Patterned paper - Cosmo cricket, Jolly by Golly
Miscellaneous - Papertrey button and twine, butterfly stamps (make unknown) Brown stazon, glossy accents, beads, wire, ribbon from a gift I was given at Christmas (Liz Earle), Branch punch coloured with copics to match the paper.
Tools- Machine stitching

Sunday, 27 December 2009

ABC Christmas Challenge

Welcome to ABC Christmas Challenge Blog!

What a fabulous idea ..........

After speaking to many people it seems to be a common problem that Christmas creeps up on us every year! So this challenge will run on a fortnightly basis, on alternate weeks to our Sister blog ABC Challenge. The Idea is to have fun and create 25 cards or Projects in time for Christmas 2010 your projects will be based on a theme or technique using the letters of the alphabet in turn. We ask that you create a new piece of work for the challenge,Please do not add items published before the challenge date. When a prize is offered we ask that you contact us by the Monday so we can arrange for your prize to be sent out. If you do not collect your prize by Wednesday of the week following the challenge we will re-draw it. I am sorry we are unable to accept entries by email. We hope you enjoy this new challenge and have fun creating those projects you promised yourself you would get done for this year and did not have time 
The challenge can be found here

Hope you join in I know I will be trying to xx

Tuesday, 22 December 2009


A card I made for a friends mother. I used Gingerbread  Tilda but instead of colouring the gingerbread  as if it was a gingerbread biscuit I coloured it red as if it was a heart :) The bow and hearts stamp is one of the new Magnolia collection. All coloured with distress inks, lots of machine stitching and glitter. The chipboard 60 is mounted on acetate to make it jump out.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Copic Challenge 43

This week I was a guest designer for the

Colours we were asked to use were Sarah's choice which were BV23, R59 and YG63.

I used one of the fabulous Magnolia stamps. The card shape is from the Cutting Cafe . It is covered in Magnolia papers with the edge machine stitched. I hand cut a star shape, again covered it in Magnolia paper and machine stitched the edges. I slotted check ribbom through the card , tied it into a bow and added a hand cut star coloured with R 59 copic pen then tied two little bells onto it  with string. I mounted the large star and again mounted the magnolia image onto it. I made another little star, attached it to wire then coloured it with YG63 and sprinkled it with glamour dust.

I would like to thank the copic challenge blog for this opportunity .
       Materials used:

  • Stamp - Magnolia

  • Medium - Copic pens in BV23, R59, YG63, R20,E50,Y00, E37,E33,E11,BV31,R35,E51,R46,BV02,E43,Y02 and YG23

  • Tools - Sewing machine

  • Miscellaneous- Bells, twine,wire, ribbon, Kraft cardstock.