Swing Top Card with Stripes

I found this image and decided to make a birthday card for my children to give to Pa. He loves old cars. Papers used are a mixture of Websters, Prima and Kaiser. Now I'm going to keep this short as the internet connection is playing up and I better be quick.

Coloured with copic markers, border punch is from EK Success. The off cuts I have used to help border the image. Waste not want not!

The card is an open swing top card which is the challenge over at Project Tuesday. Another first for me and quite a clever idea for something different.

I've also used stripes and some of the colour theme for the Shabby Tea Room challenge this week. "Cottage Comfort" is the theme, so I've tried to give this card a warm vintage feel. Head on over to see their inspiring image.

Totally Tilda

If your a fan of Magnolia's adorable Tilda
you won't want to miss the newest
challenge blog, starting July 1st.

See you there!!!

Best Wishes from Sweet Tilda

I can't help but go back to my favourite colours and stamps. Sweet Tilda has been masked and surrounded by these lovely little flowers. Again I've used a Papermania paper pad, Fiskars border punch, a little lace doily, Kaisercraft pearls, Prima pink rose and pearl swirly flourish. A little bit of stickles and my white spica pen.

This card is for these challenges,
Cute as a Bug and for a baby if you choose
A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge #109
Good Luck/Best Wishes
Colours Carribean, Pink & Celery
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - 2 or more Images on your project
Ooh La La Creations Challenge #56 - Flourishes & Pearls
Pile It On Challenge #24 - Stickers
Paper Sundaes Challenge #23 - Pretty as a Princess
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge #1 - Nice and Girly
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #35 - Sugar & Spice

Icecream Mmmmm!

It's a boy's card this time, using Justin's Icecream image by Maurie J manning. I've used some older Kaisercraft papers - Rustic Charm and my always reliable cuttlebug for the embossed paper. Coloured with copic markers, Kaiser pearls, silver ink pad for highlighting edges and embossed paper aswell as a couple of beads with a charm.

Made for these challenges;

Mo's Digital Challenge - Anything Goes!

Charisma Card Challenges - One for the Boys (a project for a guy)

One Stop Craft Challenge - One for the Boys

Stamp Something - Something Summer

Caardvarks - Stamps and Wet and/or Dry embossing

Mojo Monday - Sketch (below)

Summer hat card

I have made my own template for this thankyou card, and not without a bit of trial and error, but I'm so pleased with the finished product. Many challenge themes are currently combining Summer and I thought a hat could be appopriate. I've used the colours I love, they emit that vintage, shabby chic feel. There are 2 different ribbons and some lace and the hat pins I made myself. The hat stand is kraft cardstock and given some dimension with copics, (W1 & E31) and the flowers on it are a die cut from a Papermania paper pad.

This card is for the following challenges,
The Shabby Tea Room - Summer Fun challenge
(and we know we should all wear hats in Summer)
Whoopsi Daisy challenge - Ribbons & Bows
A Spoonful of Sugar - Sunshine Inspired card
KL Stampin N Scrappin - Let's get Shabby

Hope you like it!

Vintage style

Something a little different, I tried the cracked glass effect over my stamped collage image.
The ticket, postcard image and text are all new stamps I have never got around to using until now. The rose is a digital image I based the others around. Yes, there was a bit of masking to do. After colouring with my copics I layered clear embossing powder several times. Once thick enough it went into the freezer to harden enough for me to crack.

I've used Websters Pages and brown cardstock. The doilie and flowers have been given a coat of Tattered Angels - Walnut Gold glimmer mist although you can't see it shimmering in these photos.

I'm entering this into the challenge over at Die Cut Dreams - Challenge #53 Strawberry & Chocolate colour combo.
Aswell as the Sketch and Stash Challenge #37 - The sketch is below and you have to use something new, never used or neglected. I've used the stamps I mentioned earlier, new lace and a new pendant charm. I've also turned the sketch on its side.

Baby Boy card

Little high flyer is the name of this adorable little image from Cuddly Buddly. He is perfect for a baby boy's card and I kept to the sketch and blue/yellow colour theme from
Stampin' for the Weekend's current challenge.

Magnolia Lion

Hi to you all, today I chose to use this Lion stamp from Magnolia to make a Father's Day card. Even though it won't be needed here in Australia until September a few challenges have this theme and I now have an early start. As my father is no longer with us I will give it to one of my children to give their Dad.
I have used kraft paper to stamp this image on and coloured with copics. Colour choice was a bit of trial and error to get what I wanted but he looks pretty good. Papers are from Paperloft's -Grandma's House range with some brown cardstock also. Edges coloured with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and blended in further with a shimmery brown chalk. (Unfortunately you can't really see this effect in these photos)
Colours I used.

This card is for the following challenges,
Magnolia Stamp Lovers #12 - Father's Day

Papertake Weekly - Ice cream colours

Copic Creations - 'Other' Paper (kraft)

Cupcake Craft Challenge - One for the Boys

By The Cute And Girly - Old, New, Borrowed or Blue
(I've used my new stamp)

Totally Papercrafts - Animal Magic

Just Magnolia - Mina's sketch (see below)


Good morning all. It's 3am and I'm way past my bedtime. I do often stay up late but even this is crazy for me as I was up at 6am yesterday. Anyhow, I got my second wind and decided to finish my birdhouse card.
You can get a free template HERE
I've used these bright and cute Lucy Bird papers from Imaginisce and a fair amount of work with the scissors. Finished off with some glitter and bling.
Here are the side images.
This card is for the following challenges:
Dutch Dare Card Challenges #79 - Birdhouse card
A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge#107 - Floral delights
Cute Card Thursday Challenge#116 - Anything but square!
Charisma Cards - Spots & Stripes
Tuesday Taggers - All that blooms
Everybody Art Challenge - Things with Wings
Crafty Calendar Challenges - Bugs & Beasties

Thankyou Spring card

Here's another first for me, a Spring card.
I've coloured this vase of tulips from Bird's Cards
with the following copic markers.
flowers - R34, R29, R24, R22, leaves - G20, YG03
and C00 for shading on the paper pierced vase.
This is for the
Totally Papercraft challenge #19 - More than 1 fold
- The colour RED, scallops and a bow

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Included is a Magnolia magazine, doilies, Sarah Kay stamp, Bow Easy, ribbons, papers and more. Head on over HERE for the chance to make it yours.
Ends 30th of June.

Strawberries & Cream with chocolate of course!

Strawberries is the name for this sweetie and I found her at Sliekje digi Stamps They have a lot of cute images and get this, they are all free! Yes you heard right, the lovely Sliekje loves to draw and is generous enough to share them with us. How lucky are we.
I have coloured with copic markers but can't for the life of me remember what colours I used. Except R20 on the hat and E41 for her dress. I will have to do better than this next time.

Here is a close up of the flowers, I have raised them with foam dots but kept them flat to the bottom of the card. The second photo will give you a better view. Gold glitter kindy glitz is spotted in the centre of these flowers which are from Websters Pages - Lullaby Lane collection.

That's also the reason for the bottom of the card being shaped as this is the die cut paper from that range.

Challenges for this card ;

Stamp Something - Digi Day!!
Charisma Cardz Challenge #22 - Flowers
Sir Stampalot - Punch It
Pile It On - Quirky
Allsorts Challenge #55 - Strawberries and Cream (but I had to add chocolate)
Here is their inspiring photo

Princess Tilda

This gorgeous Princess Tilda would have to be my favourite right now and I love the old armchair. I have used a Papermainia paper pad, which included the die cut butterfly and text. (so easy) Ribbon, flowers, beads and charm I had already. I've paper pierced the cushion for the chair and coloured the rest in good old shabby chic style. Tilda has some stickled frosted lace and I have left the shoes white and topped them off with dimesional magic to keep the image light. Here is a close up of the stamps coloured with copic markers.

Challenges for this card:
Just Magnolia Special monthly challenge - Frame It!
(with pleated lace, tutorial included)
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge #25 - Punch it out
Colour Create Challenge #46 - Baby pink and pastel blue
Card Patterns - sketch #66 (see below)

Summer Fun

Here is a sweet & fun new image from Mo's Digital Pencil Too called Lacie with icecream.

I am putting this easel card in for the following challenges.

Papertake Weekly - Fun Fun Fun!

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Summer Delights

Here's the closer view of the coloured image. I've used the dimensional magic on the icecream and the spica pen on the top of her thongs. Unfortunately I cannot remember which copic colurs I used. I packed up before I took any photos.

This was also going to go into a challenge using the colours green, brown & blue.
That explains the colour choice. These papers are from Bo Bunny.