Monday, 28 March 2011

Shabby Tea Room Flower Palette

Good Evening Crafters / Bloggers

Hi I made this lovely topper today with these gorgeous Butterfly Dreams collection stamps from Magnolia. This is my favourite so had to be coloured first. I got my inspiration from The Shabby Tea Room Challenge  55

I picked the greens and pinks and had the perfect paper Retro Rose which has so many beautiful butterflies on it and is so bright !! I picked colours from these and used prismacolor pencils with sansador.  The challenge also asks for flowers so I put lots of open and closed roses with a gorgeous prima flower with white button detail.

I used some beads from an old necklace and put them on this lovely headpin. To Finish I used this "Make a Wish " Ticket which has been distressed. I used the sewing machine and am still a bit wonky but getting there lol !

Work tomorrow should be in bed already !!

Bye Kitty :)

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Gift Bag !!

Hi there crafters / bloggers

Hope it is sunny and mild where you are the sun was out this morning but a bad big cloud has came along now :( . For Scotland the weather has been wonderful this week !.
I got my inspiration for a gift bag from this tutorial ( easy peasy this one !) this is my favourite blog for tutorials ! Try it out you only need one piece of card !!!

This is one side I got these amazing papers from ebay they had no name !! and I used bazzill dots  for the base. I had a tiny bit of this Bazzill glamour left a lovely turquoise  textured glittery paper which I punched with my Martha Stewart .

I have coloured these Hanglar boy & Girl with matching colours and added lots of stickles ! I have been concentrating on my shading this week with the prismacolor pencils.

 I have made these two little matching blank cards for inside with envelopes. I have used these prima flowers with some LLB brads as a centre. Finished with half pearls :)

I had to make a tag to complete this wee project for Mother's Day and I added this gorgeous material heart & charm.

1 would  like to enter this lovely gift bag into the following super challenges:-

Just Magnolia Hanglar & Stangler Challenge Blog - Week 99 Eyes Down - I went for the middle line Charms Flowers & Buttons but could probably have gone for a double line on this one lol !!!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog  - Mother's Day/Girlie

 Thank you for visiting !!! Kitty :)

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Tent Card for Just Magnolia

Hi Everyone

 Hope you are all having a good week . I was back to work today and my back was okay !

 I have made a tent card from the really good tutorial at Dena's stamping corner. I also thoroughly enjoyed using my favourite colour purple and aquamarine combination. It all started with Bazzill Sparkle card it is so beautiful ! and these delightful papers I got from ebay.

I used these pretty Magnolia bbutterfly dreams stamps which I coloured with prismacolor pencils and the sansador, it definitely blends better and brings the colours out ! I tried shadowing with a grey pencil around the images for the first time.

I used a beautiful prima flower and open roses with a butterfly charm for the front.

I have coloured this Tim Holtz birdcage and added flowers and a gorgeous berisford ribbon bow .

I would like to enter this card in this weeks Just Magnolia Hanglar & Stanglar Challenge Week 98 - Favorite Colour Combo.

Bye For Now
Kitty xxx

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Remembering Your childhood !

Hi Crafters/Bloggers

Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday. I am just popping this on then I am off for Sunday Dinner at my Mum's Yummmy ! I used the prismacolor pencils which I am finding so easy to use !

I made this card using this adorable Lili of the Valley stamp. I remember playing with my mums beads and shoes. Then my daughter playing with mine.

I did not have any white stamp pads so I used a paint dabber for the memories tickets and this fabby good times sentiment just distressed.

I made these tiny fimo flowers and added this gorgeous shoe charm. This card was really out my comfort zone as really bright and I am hopeless at matching papers! lol.

I used Bev's sketch  No 88 at LOTV Challenge blog for my inspiration and would like to enter.

Bye For Now Kitty xxxx

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Dental Floss ?


 It's me again, back to work next week so crafting lots while I can !! I could not get my twine or ribbon through the button so I saw this fabby idea to use dental floss and the best thing is you just drag it through your distress ink pad. So you can have any colour and it just hangs so perfect !!

I also stitched this gorgeous satin ribbon . The matt behind Tilda was an experiment with a doily which has tape underneath it  and you sprinkle your sugar glitter on and then the glitter just sticks in between the indents. So many cool ideas out there ! It really brightens up the card. 

I went round the edges of Tilda with a black pencil to highlight her to try a different effect. I also had fun trying out different techniques of shading within the roses.

I would like to enter this topper into  Magnolia Down Under Challenges - TWO of anything I have used two Tilda images here . Check this out they have a fun blog hop going too.

Bye For Now Kitty x

Different Meduim !!

Hi Everyone

 Hope you are all well and your week is going good !

 My back is so much better !. I got the prismacolor pencils and was wowed with the colour range. Stunning ! I am just waiting for the sansador to come through the post which blends and brightens the images. I compared my coloured images to those with distress inks and I am not sure until I try the sansodor !. This is  a cool experiment so watch this space to see the next lot completed with sansodor. Then I can decide which medium is for me ! There's just to0 many products out there ! lol

I have made a topper for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Happy Birthday.

I used Tim Holtz die cuts which I have coloured and added gold glimmer mist. The  leaning tilda just fits perfectly !! I had a go at distressing the edges of the paper with scissors and on bazzill cardstock the effect is brilliant !!!

I used this gorgeous tag which I distressed. I used some beads off an old necklace to hang from the chipboard flourish. Lastly I just had to add some frosted lace stickles to the matting .

I would also like to enter this topper  in the Totally Tilda Challenge Blog - Tilda with Chipboard.

Thanks for visiting ! Kitty :)

Monday, 14 March 2011

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything goes

Hi Crafters/Bloggers

My back is slowly getting better and I am enjoying relaxing and crafting lots. I have made a lovely bright spring card using this gorgeous new LOTV stamp .

I used distress inks to paint this stamped image it is so much fun to colour and so cute !!
I got the fimo out and made little cupcakes and a doughnut !

My daughter called it the cake kebab Cheeky monkey !! Lol

I made these little flags and thought this card would be great for a mums birthday or mother's day. I am really pleased with the bright colours. I also used some tissue paper my daughter got when she ordered a dress. It's gorgeous . I finished with these little batique flowers.
I would like to enter this super card into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge where anything goes.

Bye For Now
Kitty :)

Sunday, 13 March 2011

A Card For My Favourite Aunty

Hi Crafters / Bloggers

Hope you are all having a relaxing Sunday. I have done something to my back (  warning if you are over 35 stop thinking you are invincible !) I was cleaning our swing sofa chair thingy and it went ! so if I am leaving lots of comments on your blogs I am not a blog stalker,  it's because I can't go out until this goes away .

I have made  a card for my Auntie to send to her in South Africa . I take after her as  she is the only other arty member of the family , she has a craft stall at a market. So I hope she likes it.

This LOTV sprinkle of sugar stamp  is so much fun to colour though I think  I have coloured the mice to dark !

I used the last of the Love letters papers and the Dovecraft papers, I loved them might buy some more ! I made this wee pocket for a tag.

I tried this gatefold card ! I am on a mission to make every card type lol

I put this LOTV stamp on the tag with a simple flower distressed and finished with a brad.

I hope you like my simple card today.
I am eagerly awaiting my prismacolor pencils to come as I would like my stamped images to be brighter and have a better range of colours too choose from. My fella said he would buy me a bumper colouring in book not funny !!!

Bye For Now
Thankyou for visiting and for those who follow me Kitty  :)

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Loving Hanglar !


 Another Post today for the Just Magnolia Hanglar & Stanglar Blog - Challenge - Bev's Sketch.

I enjoyed this sketch though could not fit any more flowers on ! I could not resist inking the Hanglar girl stamp again. I made my own glimmer mist and used it on the prima flowers. I am loving the result ! I had some old buttons which I placed in the centre and finished with spots of stickles .

I have used distress inks on her and the doily die cut.

Going through a pink phase ! Keeping this short and sweet must dash !

Bye For Now

Kitty :)

Friday, 11 March 2011

Muffins !

Hi Everyone

 Loving this time off work and getting lots of time to craft , listening to lots of music and so nice spending time with my family & pets without rushing !

I seen a post a while a go with Magnolia muffins stacked up on a card and I loved it.  I had a go myself and made another step card ! The pictures are not great but I found this cutest little teapot charm on ebay.

I am loving these papers from dovecraft. Only thing is they are double sided and you have to choose !!!

I used distress inks to paint the cupcakes and stickles for the hearts on the top !
The ribbon is Berisford dusky pink satin ribbon it feels so nice and is great to work with.

I have ordered prismacolor pencils after a month of saving and deliberating asking DT's loads of questions  ! Can't wait to see the comparisons with distress inks !!

Hope your weekend is going great !
Bye For Now Kitty :)

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Dipping the paintbrush in my tea ! lol


Could not believe the LOTV stamps arrived already !! Was so excited got everything out to paint them. I was concentrating so hard that I was dipping my paintbrush in my tea rather than in the water glass !! Scary thing is how long had I been doing it before I realised Eeeewwww!! I got some inspiration from Heather at LOTV inspiration blog on a step card and this is my first attempt at colouring animals i.e fur.

Hey quite pleased with my first attempt but need more practise !!

Will be making lots of step cards the effect is fantastic and they are so easy !!!

The sewing machine really makes a difference and the amount of glue I was using before was crazy !!

I would like to enter my super card into the following wonderful challenges




Recipe :

Waterford 300gsm HP paper. Versafine Black ink. LOTV Bunches of Love Stamp . Distress inks. Glitter Gel Pens.
Bazzill basics cardstock and Dovecraft papers
Chipboard Letters from Ebay
Magnolia doo hickey die , open and closed roses from Ebay .

I said to my fella I was making a simple card and he laughed !!! cheeky monkey I showed him I can lol without millions of ribbons etc ... he he . Don't you just love their input at least he listens. I admit when he is going on about his military watches I am secretly planning my next card in my head lol ssshhh don't tell .

Hope you are all having a great week !
Kitty xxx

Monday, 7 March 2011

The Best Mum On The Planet !!

Hi Crafters/Bloggers

Hope you are all happy and doing lots of crafting !! Well I think my Mum is the just the best !! She gave me her precious sewing machine . Will need to think of something really really special for her for mother's day !

I have made a topper using my first hAngler stamp. The detail in them is so lovely. I have also stitched them for the first time !!

I Have made some glitter spray and used this for the flower, doily and tag.

My daughter has pinched my camera that is why my pictures are awful lol . Teenagers Aaarhhh !!

I would like to enter my lovely topper into the following two fantastic challenges :-

Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTangler -Anything goes with glitter
Lovely hAnglar Only -  Use Stitches

Recipe:- Waterford 300gm Watercolour Paper with Black Versafine Ink
Bazzill & Dovecraft Papers/card
Distress inks, Perfect Pearls, Martha Stewart Doily Punch, Spellbinders,Tim Holtz & Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies . Heart Lace Trimming .Berisford dusky pink ribbon . Natural twine and lastly pearl brads.

I am off work for a week so watch this space !!!

Thanks for visiting Kitty :) xx