Saturday, 27 September 2008

Christmas is coming...

... and I wanted to show off a couple of pieces I have made using one of my favourite stamps from 2007's Christmas collection. I cannot wait for the new Christmas 2008 stamps to be released, and if you want to pre-order the winter collection yourself, here's a link to take you straight there

First of all this is my tag for this weeks' Tag,You're It! challenge which is a sketch challenge,

The next card uses the same stamp along with the star and gifts stamps

And the next card is one which was inspired by a sketch I saw on Chris's blog last week but due to sickness (me AND the pooter!!!) I haven't had a chance to blog it yet, so here goes:

And just for the heck of it, here's a couple of cards I made earlier which I haven't got round to blogging yet.

Well that's all the cards I have for today, but before I go I really have to say an enormous THANK YOU to my lovely friend and Magnolia DT Buddy Claudia who's fabulous work is not only immaculate and fab, but truly inspirational. Claudia is one of the lovliest people in Blogland and has been extremely supportive of me this week, and I would love to return the compliment, so go check out her blog, if you haven't already seen it!! Thank You Claudia, you're a star! ;o)

Thank You for passing by!

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Another Halloween

Here is another card I made this morning using the new Halloween stamps from Magnolia. This card is off to a new home with a lovely buddy of mine tomorrow, but I shan't say who because I don't want to spoil the surprise!! ;o) Hope you like!!

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Ismaki Challenge

Blimey! Two Magnolia posts in one weekend - it must be a record! It's ages since I did one of these - working full time has deprived me of all my Blog challenges time but I noticed yesterday that Ismaki have a swivel card and I had to do it! I used to do these when I first got into cardmaking and then for some reason stopped doing them, and I haven't even considered doing one for goodness knows how long! Then I saw the blog and my mojo was fired up, so Thanks for the inspiration girls - even if I am last minute!!

I think the stamp was from the Christmas 2007 collection but I bought her, not for Christmas but for all-year-round projects because she's so versatile, though she has put in an appearance on one of my Christmas cards already this year!! Thanks for popping in!

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Autumn Collection

Ooh, what a treat - some stamps, papers and embellies from the new Fall Collection dropped through my door on Thursday and I have been having a fab play - here's what I came up with.

I didn't get many stamps to play with this time - just 5, but I do love the ones I did get. I haven't got a clue about the papers but they are all available in the Magnolia shop. The tapestry stamps around Tilda are old one's from my own stash and the text stamp is my own that I made this morning just for these cards.

I love this kitty with it's back to us, and as soon as I stamped it, I just saw it sat on a windowsill looking at the moon, so that it what I have attempted to recreate here. The shelf is from the summer collection and the candy corns are rub-on's - again, the text is my own stamp.

This one is just soooo sweet - I think she's my favourite! I don't know if you can see the bottom of her dress or not but it's all sparkly because I used a tiny bit of irridescent glitter on it.

And finally - hmmm.... jury's still out on this one. You know when you have an idea and you go ahead with it and it's not quite how you imagined it was going to turn out? Well this is one of those times. I wanted to have a go at doing a pop-up card but I don't think I'll be doing very many more of them....! LOL!!!

I stamped the web and text with clear ink and dusted them with silver mica powder. It's tricky to see on photo's but it's really shimmery IRL. Tilda needed some grounding so I used some Flower Soft because I thought it looked like crunchy autumn leaves. Her trick or treat bag is a rub-on and again, the text is my own stamp.
Well that's all for now - I've used up all my DT papers so now I'm looking forward to having a play with some of my own! Thank You for popping in, and to those of you who have left comments, a huge cry of gratitude to you - it means such a lot!