I hope you're all enjoying this fabulous Easter break and scoffing lots of chocs, lol! Can you believe I don't have any Easter eggs and I'm not really that fussed about choclate full stop!!! Yes you did just read that sentence right, lol!!! Now if we're talking about a toasted hot cross bun with melted butter on that is a different matter...... YUM!!! I could eat a whole pack of them!! Not good for the diet though so I'll just have to dream about them for now ;o)
I sooooooo enjoyed making this card yesterday but I used up my very last sheets of Basic Grey's Wisteria paper, boo hoo. It's so pretty, probably my fave collection ever. In the pad the lilacs are hanging down from the top of the page, but I thought if I flipped it the lilacs would become lupins instead! I used another sweet Tilda from the latest collection and gently coloured her with Polys before adding lots of Stickles.
The foliage is made using DooHickey and Creatables dies and I added some grass with an old faithful QuicKutz die. And where would I be without the gorgeous DooHickey fence die which has been used over and over!! The sentiment is a Melissa Frances rub-on and the lilac roses were a gift.
Oh dear, my poor blog has been well and truly neglected again.... it's a whole week since I posted!!! Well I have been extremely busy behind the scenes but not with cardmaking.... we've just had an offer accepted on a house!!! So that'll mean a second house move in six months.... EEEEEEKKK! Anyway, I'll explain more in my next post as I've a million things to get done today and just stopped by to add my card quickly.
I decided to go vintage on this one and use one of the gorgeous images kindly supplied free by Magic Moonlight here. I used some sweet DCWV papers which I distressed heavily with scissors and ink.
One of the papers had lots of butterflies on so I cut several of them out to add as embellishments...... they work in so well with the papers that way you see.
And I'm very pleased with the floral arrangement.... lots of delish Prima flowers, leaves from Papirloftet, stunning skeleton leaves and finished off with punched stamens and brown pearls.
Good morning folks and Happy Friday..... yay, nearly the weekend already ;o)
I made a card using this sweet Magnolia image again..... defo my fave one from the latest collection..... that bunny is adorable even if he/she does look a little sad, lol!
I used more papers from the Prima Botanicals collection as I love the understated nature of them and they're gorgeous for creating a shabby chic theme. Those little stamped leaves are from a new Marianne stamp range I bought which also has some lovely floral designs. The flowers are Prima and the sentiment is Melissa Frances, plus I stamped out a Tim Holtz 'Postcard' stamp too.
I've been making the most of our wonderful Spring weather and getting out and about, so there hasn't been much crafty time lately!!
Anyway, I did find time to make this card last night using new Magnolia stamps.... isn't the dog a cutie?!!
I masked Tilda and the dog with a Spring fence which I doubled up to make it longer. I do love that you can create a nice scene when you mask several images together. I coloured everything with Polys and added some Stickles for sparkle. I recently bought the Prima Botanicals paper pad and I love it..... very shabby chic and vintagey so you might be seeing it some more ;o)
Now you know how I love my handmade roses..... well I spotted Marianne Creatables had bought out some new dies to make them so the leaves and roses on this card have been made using one of them. They're so much fun to make and so easy!! Easy is good right?
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and if you were celebrating Mother's Day yesterday I hope you had lots of fun! I had a lovely time and both my kiddos bought me wonderful gifts..... and I was treated to breakfast in bed and a homecooked meal in the evening..... perfect!!
Whilst the family was hard at work making my day as relaxing as possible, I spent some quiet time in my craft room and created this card. I thought I'd use this sweet pink butterfly as it is quite metallic which fits in with the new Magnolia Down Under Challenge.
As you can see the card has quite a nice 3-d element with all the flowers I added. The papers are Prima and the fence is Magnolia DooHickey. I used another of the new Magnolia images and a gorgeous background from the new range too...... the sentiment is from the last release.
Cardmaking is my passion and I love sharing tips and ideas with other talented crafters. I wake up with ideas buzzing around in my head and go to sleep the same way. My family think I'm bonkers but that's fine by me. I have an ever-growing wishlist, made worse by all the wonderful cards I see when hopping around on a daily basis. I have made some wonderful friends through my hobby, long may it continue!!
Everything on this blog is my own work unless otherwise stated. I am extremely flattered if you take inspiration from the things I make and would be happy to visit you and see your work if you have used my designs as a base for creating your own projects. Please do not copy my unique designs and do not lift my work for competition or publication purposes, as this is a breach of copyright and will be reported accordingly. Thank you.