Thursday, 30 April 2009

Whiff of Joy - Once upon a time there was a Dragon - card

OK, not quite up to Raisa "The Dragon Queen's" standard, but here's my version of Whiff of Joy GORGEOUS Draco the Dragon stamp ...

From the base up...
Stardream pearlescent "Chocolate Brown" card..
Basic Grey Bitter Sweet paper, stamped down both sides with Kelly Panacci Border stamp.
Top and bottom panels - DCWV - Once Upon A Time 8 x 8 paper, and mounted on to some brown card.
The beautiful forest background stamp is called "The Forest Path" and is from Cherry Pie Art Stamps. Coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils, Sansodor, Sakura white and yellow gelly roll pens and Staedtler Fineliner Triplus pens. This was then mounted on to Bazzill card that had been cut using the largest Megabilities Rectangle ant the edges where embossed with one of Cuttlebug's border embossing folders.
The dragon of course is from Whiff of Joy Medieval collection coloured again with Derwents and the scales and eyes where gone over with Sakura clear gelly roll pen.
The ivy vine I think is from Syntego, and the Ribbon is from Raspberry Ribbons December Kit.
So there you have it and I hope you like it.
Take care & keep smiling

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge 2 & Raspberry Ribbons Sketch 20 - Tilda with a Cherry on Top

YES, YES, YES, I finished tidying my crafty stuff and to celebrate I messed it up again by making a card, It's just not natural having a tidy craft table :o) So the card I made is for Just Magnolia Challenge 2 and also Raspberry Ribbons Sketch 20 ...

From the base up...

  • Stardream pearlescent "Baby Pink" pearlescent card
  • DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl
  • Bazzill card stamped with a See D's stamp (can't remember what the set was called, but it's all stitches)
  • Tilda in Cherry Dress and the Cherry Stamps are from Magnolia's Heavenly Collection, all coloured with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, Sansodor, Staedtler Fineliner Triplus pens and atyou Spica red glitter pen- on the cherries and the cherries on her dress. Her shoes where gone over three times with Sakura Gellyroll Clear Glaze pen nd the cherries wher double heat embossed with clear EP.
  • Ribbons from Raspberry Ribbons June '08 Just Pink & August '08 Paisley kits.

Well after I've posted these on to challenge sites I SUPPOSE I'll have to tidy up again so as I can wrap up Raisa's Birthday Surprise Prize. Oh just before I go I've got to post this picture for Els ...

There you go Els, chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate mmmmmm. Just think of all those calories that are now firmly attached to my bum LOL.
Take care & keep smiling

Friday, 24 April 2009

Are You Ready For This?

Have you ever been to visit someone and they've said oh I'll get the photo's/slides out, and in your head your screaming NOooooooooo, but you politely say "oh that'll be nice" then spend the rest of the evening looking at photo's that are of absolutely no interest at all. Well this is your time to leave if you're not interested in the photo's I'm about to show you which are of some of my cards and prezzies that I got today :o) I did the pictures small to fit them all on, so to see the details click on them to get the BIGGER picture.

This is the card I got from Els. The colouring on the flowers is AMAZING, she did them by stamping with a white ink first, then heat embossed with a clear EP, then she coloured them with Copics. I know this 'cos she told me. And doesn't the sentiment just make you want to sigh.

The top topper comes off. It's actually a bookmark, AND it's got a magnet in it so that the front and back snap together over the page, how cool is that, I've never seen that before, trouble is I keep playing with it :o)

And this is the present Els sent me. The Organza bag is huge, I've never seen one that big before it's 29cm/11" long, and it was hand stamped by the lady herself and Els put glittery stuff on the heart, :o) I'd never seen that glittery stuff before either! In the bag were two of the cutest stamps, apparently I may be the only person outside of Holland and Belgium that has some of these, even cooler. Also Els sent me some of that glittery stuff that's on the heart, he he he, and just look at the tag she made, it's a witch, YAY.

This card is from Raisa, I'm afraid the photo doesn't do the colouring on this justice at all, do you see the sentiment?LOL, isn't that fabulous.

And this is what Raisa sent me. She made me a Bind it All note pad!!! You can see Raisa's colouring a bit better on this photo, and there is A LOT of colouring, not only on the front, but on the back and the inside. Then there's some LOVELY ribbon and a gorgeous little charm :o)

Here's the inside of the book, isn't that quote lovely, another one to make you sigh :o)

Here's the inside. Every page has a different image on it, all coloured by hand. I know I'm showing a lot of photo's of this book, but there has been so much time and effort put into making it, it would be ashame for you not to see.

And the back, just as pretty as the rest of the book, and I LOVE the ribbons down the wires.

This card is from my Dad, when I opened it I "ooo, I've seen these cards..." and before I could finish the sentence my Dad said "You haven't seen it before, I made that", to which my Son replied " I like how you put the bar code on the back", I think maybe my Dad is not quite telling the truth, and my Son is getting far to witty!!!

I had to show you this one, I think it was applicable to a couple of ladies today ;o) yes you know who you are LOL. It's from my Young Enough To Be My Daughter friend at work Michelle, who is also known as Shell and I call Smell.

And last but not least, this one is from my overly witty but lovely Son. He said it seem like a good idea at the time to buy it... until he went to pay for it and there was a rather attractive young lady serving, ROFL.

So there you have it, some of the highlights of my day, I hope you made it to the end without falling asleep :o) Thank you for all your emails , comments and EEK cards, you have all really made my day, but I think the best present I got today was knowing I've got friends, ooo I'm going to cry.
Take care & keep smiling

Monday, 13 April 2009

Sarah's Mobile / Cell Phone Birthday Card

It's my niece Sarah's 22nd birthday 3 days before mine, and she's not a girly girl, more of a tomboy, she lives on her mobile phone so I just had to make a card with one on...

Card size: 16.5cm x 16.5cm / 6.5" x 6.5"
  1. Black Stardream Pearlescent Card.
  2. Basic Grey - euphoria / helio paper.
  3. Inkadinkado Gem Stone Flourishes stamp with added black rhinestones and black Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pen.
  4. Black Mirri card.
  5. Bazzill Basic purple card cut using Megabilities Long rectangle dies.
  6. Kelly Panacci Border stamp.
  7. 3mm black grosgrain ribbon from Raspberry Ribbons January 2009 kit.
  8. Flower was made with EK Success medium ans small Retro flower punches and Sakura Gelly roll Stardust purple glitter pen, and a black rhinestone brad.
  9. Made a Mobile phone template using a picture borrowed from Google and then used to make phone out of black glitter card. The screen is made with the same Basic Grey paper and border stamps as above and the sentiment is a stamp from Hero Arts, then triple heat embossed. The number pad was made with the same Bassic Grey paper again and the numbers where stamped with my VERY old John Bull printing kit. I had one of these when I was a child and saw one for sale on eBay and bought it manly for sentimental reasons, but it came in handy for this little project.
  10. The phone charm I bought from a Supermarket. It had a red and green centre but as it didn't match the colour scheme I cut the center out and put a purple rhinestone there instead.

I hope you all had a lovely Easter, see you soon.

Take care & keep smiling

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Wishing you a perfect day

Tag made for Alex's Easter present using stamps from A Whiff of Joy. All wrapped up in brown paper and string, my favorite way to wrap prezzies.

Well it's Easter Sunday, and whether you're celebrating at home, in church, with family, friends, alone, Christian, Wiccan or Atheist I wish you all a perfect day.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Tilda with Tulips - This one's for Jan


Four months ago a lady I work with Jan had a massive stroke, she's still in hospital, and will be for a long time yet. Anyway it's her 65th birthday in July and her best friend (Sue) at work has decided to do her a photo album, with all all the girls photo's in, Sue also gave us some card to write a message on to go with our photo's. Well I wasn't about to just write a message, so here's what I did...

The DP is a freebie from off the net, sorry can't give you the link as I've had the image for well over a year and it was before I started blogging. It's darker than what's shown in the photo and that's because I lightened it because I didn't want it too busy. Both the main image stamps are from Magnolia's Easter collection, the border stamp is from Kelly Panacci and the "sending a hug" and XOXO stamps are from Hero Arts. The sentiment in the circle is computer generated and is an adapted quote from The Quote Garden, it was meant for a 40 yr old. The size of the card is 15.2 cm x 10.2 cm.

Thank you all for all the lovely comments and messages you've left me, and I'm really sorry I haven't got around to reply to you all, but the Easter holiday is almost upon us and I've got three days off after tomorrow so I'll catch up with you all then.

Take care & keep smiling

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Raspberry Ribbons Sketch 18 – Anja’s Easter Bunny Card

REMINDER - If you want to be entered in my surprise Birthday present draw, read the post below this one.

When I was out in the garden yesterday and I was replanting my Camellia, the dirt reminded me of chocolate, which reminded me of Easter, which reminded me of Anja’s Easter bunny, which reminded me my 17yr old Son asked a couple of weeks ago if I was going to make him an Easter card. So I have, and boy is he ever going to regret asking LOL…

He he he, isn’t that just the cutest bunny ever? It was drawn by Anja an extremely talented artist and card maker. She has drawn a set of these bunnies and they’re free for you to take and use as you choose; now that’s what I call generous. They can be used for all sorts of cards, not just Easter.
I chose to use this weeks Raspberry Ribbons challenge sketch 18, as I always mean to join in the challenges but always seem to miss them, which is a shame as they have some lovely sketches on there, and I decided on brown and pink as my colour scheme as I’ve never used that combination before.

Card size 6.5" x 6.5"/16.5cm x 16.5cm
From the base up …
1. Stardream pearlescent card
2. Basic Grey – Bittersweet - Crushed Berry (12x12)
3. Basic Grey – Bittersweet - Brittle (6x6 pad)
4. Both ribbons from Raspberry Ribbons June 2008 and March 2009 kits.
5. Gold silk Mirri card. I hand cut this using the largest circle Nestabilitie as my template, and here’s a little tip, after you’ve cut out your shape it can look like it’s been hand cut so I go round the edges with a Friskars embossing tool, using the largest end it then gives it a nice beveled edge.
6. The eggs are a rubber stamp from Magnolia, coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils and Sansodor. The ribbons on the eggs where coloured with Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens, gold gel pen and then gone over with Sakura Clear Glaze pen.
7. The photo corners where made with Sizzix photo corners #2 die and gold silk Mirri card. The embossed pattern on them was done with the corner of a Cuttlebug embossing folder. It looks like a postage stamp with gifts in the middle, but I just placed the photo corner on the part of the embossing folder I wanted.
8. The die cut edging at the bottom of the card is from the Basic Grey Bittersweet 2x12 collection. And very sad me went over the pink bits with atyou Spica clear glitter pen.
9. The Easter sentiment is a rubber stamp from A Whiff of Joy, and then finished off with some pink rhinestones/gems.
Can’t wait to see my Son’s face when he sees this, I’ve got a feeling I’m going to get an icy stare and a refusal to share his Easter egg, LOL. There’s no point having a teenager in the house if you don’t play them up and get your own back on them now and again.