Thursday, 25 August 2011

Magnolia stamp kits.

Ok, it's another Thursday, So I am forcing myself to play with another of the Magnolia stamp kits that I have.  This time this one is the " You are so special " stamp kit collection. I have gone all pink and brown today! Image has been coloured with prisma pencils and the stars have been stamped with a pink brilliance ink. This ink pad was one of the first that I ever bought and has had a very limited use, so it's been quite useful to dig into old craft stuff and have a play. The flower is a doohickey die cut that I have triple heat embossed with a gorgeous sparkly, pink  embossing powder ( again at the bottom of the craft drawer) and the brad is one that I adore, and have just been admiring for ages!  How sad am I?!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Magnolia stamp kits.

So here's my second card created using a magnolia stamp kit. This week I have used a couple of stamps from the "Butterfly dreams" selection. I loved making the big satin bow and I felt that the soft pastel colours I have chosen from my now complete range of prisma pencils worked well with these images. The swirl is from the magnolia doohickey range of dies and the flowers and crystals are from Wild Orchid crafts. The pearls were from The Works. They sometimes have a great range of reasonably priced embellishments and because they are so reasonable I can afford to be extravagant with them! The papers are digital ones from nitwits and the lace and ribbon came from my local craft shop that often has cheap off cuts of these things and I always buy a handful when I see them. Hmnn I quite like this one! Are you allowed to say that you actually like something you have made??!!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

"Hello" said Lauren.

This week on the craftbubble CMLI group, our lovely Lauren asked us all to say " Hello". She produced a fabby sketch as always. Do pop over to the group to see what we have been up to. Here's mine using a lovely Lili of the valley stamp. The sentiment stamps are from whiff of joy.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Magnolia stamp club kits selections.

I have been buying the Magnolia stamp kits collections for almost a year now . Some I have been really happy with and others less so.  They are always a mixed bag of things and although I love receiving them in the post, they are not always a " WOW moment" and consequently not used as much as they should be. So with this in mind, I have decided to get creative with them. I received a fab Magnolia magazine in the post from the lovely Wynneth over at Craftbubble for a caption contest I won on the CMLI group a few weeks back. ( Thanks Wynneth, I am a very lucky girl) well, flicking through the latest issue I decided to dig out the " nautical" stamp kit  and I set myself the challenge of using more than one of the stamps on my creation. It certainly made me think a bit about how I sometimes rely too heavily on far  too many embellishments, when actually I could save myself a packet and be more creative with the hundreds ( ha hum) of stamps that I already own. Needless to say my images have been prisma coloured and the papers are pink petticoat, although I don't think the small dotty paper is as I can't find the right matching colour in my Pink Petticoat collections. It was one I printed ages ago, but didn't get round to using...naughty me! The sentiment ribbon is from Pink Petticoat too. Next week I'm going to try and have a play with a different stamp club kit....hmnnn not sure which yet, you'll just have to wait and see!!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Lili of the valley Christmas stamps.

Oh, have you seen the new Lili of the Valley Christmas stamps? I promised myself I wouldn't buy any more until I'd inked up the huge set of stamps I already own, but I am weak.....lovely, but very weak!!! Yes...( hangs head in shame) a tidy collection fell in to my basket the other day, whilst I was browsing, and as I am due to go on holiday very soon I needed some new images to colour in. That's my excuse and one I am going to stick to very tightly! Ok, so I couldn't wait any longer and  had to ink up one of these little cuties.  I dug out my Christmas box of stash and after admiring said stash for an hour, I eventually got down to business! Here she is, she is called " Pretty Poinsettia". Image has been coloured with prismas and lots of stickles adorn her hat and the snow. Apologies for the photo, it doesn't do the image justice :(

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Lavender House mouse

Look, still no promarkers!! I'm still really into my pencils.....I think this is long term  Promarker sickness!

I'm a bit behind!

This week my challenge on the CMLI group was " cuddles". I have gone with a really sweet little image from Lili of the valley.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

This weeks Sunday challenge on CMLI group/Craftbubble

This weeks sunday challenge was nautical because the DT on cmli group on Craftbubble were a bit naughty and forgot to post it until Monday!
Here's mine using the stamp club set from Magnolia back in the summer. I am going to try and use these mopre than I do!