Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Best Wishes

It’s time for a new challenge over at ABC Challenges.

Our challenge for you today is

‘M is for Magnolia’.

 (You must use a Magnolia image, paper or die in your creation).

Our sponsor for this challenge is Magnolia-licious.

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I’ve used the gorgeous Sakura Tilda for the new Sakura Collection to create this pretty card today.

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I’ve stamped my image onto X-Press It Blending card and coloured with Copic Markers.

The colours I’ve used are as follows:

Skin – E11, E00, E000, R20; Hair – E49, E47, E44, E42, E40; Dress – BG93, BG90, Accents & Flower - R05, R02, R01, R00.

Here’s a closer look at the image.

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Supplies:
Stamps: Sakura Tilda (Magnolia), Petite Pairs (Stampin’ Up)
Card: Whisper White(Stampin’ Up), X-Press It Blending Card
Papers:  Cherry Blossom 6 1/2” Paper Pad (Kaisercraft)
Ink & Markers: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Dies & Punches: Large Frames Frilly #15 (Go Kreate), Opulent Ovals (Spellbinder)
Accessories: Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Lace & Pearls (stash)

If you haven’t already stopped by ABC Challenges and checked out what the rest of the DT have created then please do so now.

I’m entering my card into the following challenges.

Die Cuttin’ Diva’s - #222 Anything Goes

Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart - #66 Anything Goes

Dream Valley Challenges - #109 Girly

Nikki

Friday, June 26, 2015

Birthday Wishes

It’s time for a new challenge at Fussy & Fancy Challenges and this time the challenge is…..

‘Fancy Folds’.

We are sponsored by Sweet Lilac Flowers and Marianne Design.

My card today is a Peek-A-Boo card. This is the first time I have made one of these and I followed the tutorial that my fellow team mate, Norma, has created for Splitcoaststampers which you will find here.

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My image has been stamped onto X-Press It Blending card and coloured with my Copic Markers.

The colours I’ve used are: Skin – E11, E00, E000, R20; Hair & Shoes – E47, E44, E42, E40; Dress, Apron & Hair Tie – YR68, YR65, YR61, BG75, BG72, BG70; Grass - YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, YG25.

Here’s a closer look at the image.

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Here’s how the card opens…

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And when fully open the sentiment will replace the image.

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The pretty paper I’ve used is from Kaisercraft and is part of their Marigold Collection. I’ve used various Marianne Design dies for the corners on the inside, the edge on the front panel, the leaf scroll & flowers. My holes and borders are Spellbinder dies.

 

Supplies:
Stamps: Tilda (Magnolia), Sentiment (computer generated)
Ink & Markers: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers 
Card: Early Espresso (Stampin’ Up), X-Press It Blending card
Papers: Amber - Marigold Collection (Kaisercraft)
Dies & Punches: Small Classic Oval & Labels Twenty-Eight Nestabilities (Spellbinder), CR1204, LR0112, CR1250 & LR0285 (Marianne Design)
Accessories: Antique Brads (Stampin’ Up), Pearls (stash)

I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner - #25 Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination - #39 Anything Goes

Everybody Art Challenge - #330 Multi-fold Card

Nikki

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In the Garden

It’s time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and this time the challenge is…..

‘Photo Inspiration’

and here is the photo to inspire your creation.

This week, as always, we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Veronica & Pedro are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at their site.

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If you use a TPS image in your creation you will receive the full $30 to spend on their gorgeous designs, and if you haven’t used a TPS image then you will win 3 Digis of your choice from their site.

The inspiration I’ve taken from the photo is the garden and I’ve created this card using the Freshly Harvested image.

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I printed my image onto Cryogen White cardstock and coloured with my Copic Markers in the following colours:

Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20; Hair, Basket & Ground - E57, E55, E53, E51; Clothes - B95, B93, B91, RV99, RV95, RV93, RV91; Plants - YG67, YG63, YG61.

I have kept my embellishments to a minimum so let the pretty paper show through.

Here’s another photo…

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And a close up of the image.

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Supplies:
Stamps: Freshly Harvested (The Paper Shelter), Sentiment (LOTV)
Card: Naturals White (retired Stampin’ Up), Cryogen White
Papers: 6x6 Somerset Pad by Brenda Walters (K&Company)
Ink & Markers: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Dies & Punches: Large Frames Frilly #15 (Go Kreate), Large Classic & Scallop Circle Nestabilities, 1 3/4” Circle Punch (Stampin’ Up) 
Accessories: Pearls & Lace (stash)

If you haven’t already stopped by The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog then please do so you can check out the wonderful creations the rest of the DT have come up with.

I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge - #85 Anything Goes with a twist…something blue (scarf & shorts)

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - #93 Use Pearls

Simply Papercraft - #7 Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenges - #111 Anything Goes

Nikki

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Gift From Heaven

I’m back today to share my latest creation for Midweek Magnolia. Our new challenge is…

‘ Anything Goes’.

One of my daughter’s need a card for a Baby Shower recently so this is what I created for her.

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I have stamped this sweet Magnolia image ‘ A Gift from Heaven’ onto Cryogen White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured my image with Copic Markers. The colours I’ve used are: 

Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E57, E55, E53, E51
Clothes - W1, W00, B93, B91, BV23, BV20

Here’s a close up of my image.

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and another.

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Here’s the inside.

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Our challenge is sponsored by Magnolia Sweden who offer a fabulous prize to the lucky Challenge Winner. If you haven’t already stopped by Midweek Magnolia, pop on over and check out the wonderful creations the rest of the DT have created to inspire you, then get creating and join in our challenge for your chance to win.

Supplies:
Stamps: A Gift from Heaven (Magnolia), Best Yet (Stampin’ Up)
Card: Naturals White (Stampin’ Up), Cryogen White
Paper: Blueberry Cupcake - Coffee in the Arbour (Maja Designs)
Ink & Markers: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Dies & Punches: Large Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinder), 1 1/4” Circle Punch (Stampin’ Up)
Accessories: Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Shabby White Frantage,, Pearls, Lace & Seam Binding (stash) 

I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

  Allsorts - #315 Flower Power

Tilda’s Town - #159 Anything Goes

That Craft Place - Anything Goes

Nikki