Friday, 5 February 2010

Just Magnolia Special Monthly Challenge

This month our special challenge on Just Magnolia is to create/alter an Easter basket/container.  Lena Katrine has done the most amazing tutorial for us making a basket from paper weaving.  Now to be honest when I first saw the tutorial I thought – this is definitely not for me, I could never do anything like that.  WRONG!!  The tutorial is so well written and easy to understand even a simpleton like me could understand it.

So, here’s my effort.  I’m so pleased with how it turned out, although I think I should have used a paler colour paper for the basket.magnolia-paper-weaving-bask 

The paper is K & Co that I have had for a while, the sweet little Magnolia image is from the Winter stamp kit.

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The image has been coloured with Inkadinks and Twinkling H2O’s.  The roses are, as always, from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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Filled with some yummy choccie eggs.  This basket is for our Amy, and I think I will be refilling the eggs quite a few times before Easter lol.

Please pop across to Just Magnolia and take a peek at the fabulous creations the rest of the DT have made.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge

The Lili of the Valley Challenge is a nice easy one this week – to make a Valentine’s card.  I have been itching to use this cute little Teddy with Bouquet stamp.  I still can’t get over the incredible value for money these stamps are!

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I just wish I didn’t need to rely on the light box to take my photo’s – this is so not the true colours :(  The paper is a Nitwit download, the ribbon is from The Hobby House and the sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments.  The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts natch lol.  I have coloured the image with Copics.  The punches are all Martha Stewart from The Hobby House.

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Back tomorrow with our Just Magnolia Special Monthly challenge.

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Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Whiff of Joy City Girls candy winner

Methinks the City Girls are going to be a HUGE hit judging by all the entries for this candy.  I just wish I had more to give away.  Sadly there can only be one winner and the lucky lady is Emma Ashby.

Congratulations Emma, can you please email me your address so I can post your prize off to you.



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Whiff of Joy challenge - Love

A nice easy challenge this week on Whiff of Joy Challenge blog – LOVE. 
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I’ve used DCWV papers and this adorable Whiff of Joy Henry with heart stamp which I have coloured with distress inks, Inkadinks and Twinkling H2O’s.  Not sure who the sentiment is by – I have so many and can’t find the CD case with that set in.  The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the punch the roses are set on is a Kuretake Heart Petal Flower punch from The Hobby House.
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Edited to add the die I have used on this card is a Nellie Snellen - cheap as chips and FAB and works in the Cuttlebug the same as the Spellbinders dies.  I got mine from Cutting Edge Crafts - great service and free P&P!!  And no I'm not on commission lol - just love good service.


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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

I'm in love - hide your Visa alert

It's not often I post two cards in one day but after I coloured this little beauty up I had to get a card made - fast lol.  I can't believe I have had these stamps over a week and just got round to colouring one now.  I'm sad to say I now have another addiction - Sweet Pea Ching-Chou Kuik's stamps.  OMW isn't she just stunning!  A total dream to colour (yes even with Copics can you believe it)!!  I was in such a hurry I even photographed the card using the light box - couldn't wait till tomorrow - way too impatient to see the finished card posted on my blog lol.
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I was so impressed I went and pre-ordered the new plate of 4 stamps.  Oh dear, my Visa card has gone into shock!
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I have used Basic Grey papers (Wisteria) that I have never been keen on, ahem change of tune here lol.  I don’t even like purple lol (another mind change here lol). 
The image is called Love is Gone that I got from Crafts and Me last week.  Only one problem now, I need to tear myself away from these stamps as I have so many DT projects that I need to get done, so I'm off in a mega strop now!
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Just seen this card fits this weeks MTTC challenge which is Fairies.

Back tomorrow with my Whiff of Joy Challenge card for this week.

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