Thursday, 30 July 2009
I went with the colours Night of Navy and Taken with Tea, just adding a little white and some spotted DP as a scallop edge border. I've used the Always stamp set for the embellisments. I've also used the Build-a-brad kit for the first time - these are just WOW - I love them. Here I've punched out the flowers from the same stamp set, adhered onto the brad and poped on the clear bubble. Then I've attached to the layout as a set of three!
I've also gone into my stash of miscellaneous supplies and found these two circle tags which I've put along the side - I thought the words really suited the page well.
So another page is done - It's simple, but with lots of photo's, I don't like to add too much, as the photo's really tell the story. See you back next week for a brand new 'pic of the week'
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
They are designed to fit the little love notes but you could also fill them with chocolates or use them as a hostess gift. This one here I made, is as per the instructions and uses the cute Great Friends stamp set which will be out very soon - August 1st - Spring mini.
I've also used some of the Patterns Designer Series Paper in Baja Breeze and Choc Chip.
Here's a close up so you can see in more detail the bellyband!
And here is my card. Once again, I've reached for Organic Outlines - this stamp set is seeing lots of ink!!
Monday, 27 July 2009
On to the pic of the week - I've chosen this cute picture of Caden reaching out to grab a tennis ball. I LOVE taking pictures of little hands and feet; I was so pleased when I captured this picture; it was just perfect, especially as little hands move rather fast! Another reason I was so pleased was because I used the manual focus and it created great depth-of-field.
This picture was just one that I took on this particular day , so I will be doing up a 12x12 scrapbook page and using some of the other pictures as well. I look forward to sharing that with you later on in the week. Take care...
Friday, 24 July 2009
So for this challenge, I decided to do something a little different and make up a little sampler pack of a new set coming up in the Spring Mini - namely - Just Beachy. It's pretty neat and I think it will make a great set for scrapbooking. So here is my little card sampler pack - I've made three cards to fit into this cellaphane bag with a top-note bag topper!
For this 8x8 page I've used the lovely In-Colour from last year - Wild Wasabi - it matched so nicely with his clothes. I've also used some DP from the last years catalogue - the colours are nice and bright! And I've added in some Basic Grey for the base cardstock.
The stamp set I've used is Nursery Necessities and also the matching wheel, Nursery Letters. Wheels are just pefect for scrapbooking and make up great backgrounds for plain cardstock. I've stamped up some of the images in this set - the star and boat - and placed them onto the layout. I've also added some cute buttons and twine to finish it off. I've left a small space up the top to still add some journalling, so I can remember this sweet moment and Caden's first little teeth.
So I'll be back next week with another favourite picture!
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
I've used this image with a sketch challenge from Kellie, who is also the inspiration behind the Magnolia Challenges. This is her first sketch challenge, so hop along over and take a peek if you want to join in the fun.
And here is my creations:
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
And here is my creation with these fabulous colours.
Monday, 20 July 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
I've used traditional Christmas colours: Riding Hood Red and Old Olive, teamed up with some Very Vanilla and Dashing DP.
I've also used Season of Joy stamp set for the tag and background behind Tilda. The image has been stamped in Black Stazon and I've coloured with my SU markers.
I've used some wide grosgrain ribbon to make a big bow and tie off with a red button. And to pretty it up just a little, I've added a border with the Eyelet border punch.
So there you have it; I hope it gives you a little inspiration for the Magnolia stamps and that you will join in the fun as well. Check out all the other fabulous creations from the Design Team - they are all amazing.
Saturday, 18 July 2009
And here is my creation for the sketch:
I've started with a base card of Rose Red, then layered some Pretty in Pink cardstock. For the other layers as per the sketch, I've used paper from Rasberry Tart - one of my favs. I've also added a strip of Kiwi Kiss which has been prettied up with the Eyelet border punch. Another fav of mine!!
I'm giving you a sneak peak at some new stamps from the Spring Mini (1st Aug) - the leaf and butterfly image. They are just beautiful.
I've used the leaf image on the Lilac to stamp up a background. Onto the strip of Whisper White, I've used the Friendly Words wheel inked up in Amethyst. I got some new ribbon yesterday, which I picked up from a local store - here I've used the black stitched ribbon and I managed to tie it into a bow, then finished off with a half pearl.
For the butterfly, I've inked up in Amethyst, then rolled the edges into Lilac. Then with my SU marker pen in Sage Shadow, I've applied some ink to the leafy parts.
I've completed the page with some purple brads. It's quite a simple page, but I'm really pleased with it.
Early next week, I'll be back with another favourite pic!
Thursday, 16 July 2009
And here is my creation - I've chosen Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze and Pacific Point - all our In-Colours and a little more boyish for a change!
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
And there is my take on the sketch.
I've used Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie and Baja Breeze as my colour combo. And I've used three different DP in these colours for each layer.
The stamped image is from A Kind Word - the two girl images in these set are just adorable - perfect for colouring. I've used my SU markers to do this and also added some paper piecing to the dress. The sentiment is from the same set and I've finished the card with some tafetta ribbon in Riding Hood Red.
Such a fun sketch and I'm sure I'll be using it again soon.
Stamp set: A kind word
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Designer paper
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Circle punch, Corner rounder, SU markers, tafetta ribbon, CM circle cutters.
Monday, 13 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
And here's my creation!
I've used a stamp set that hasn't seen some ink in a while, Priceless. I've used the Sweet Always DP and teamed up the colours - Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Choc Chip and Pumpkin Pie. You can't really go wrong with this kind of colour combination.
I've started off with a base card in Pink Pirouette, then added a layer of the Designer Series Paper in the Pirouette, which I've paper pierced around the edges. I just did a paper share with all these lovely papers and it is just so nice to have all of the colours on hand!
I've stamped 'Jewel' onto some white cardstock in the Stazon Black and have used my SU marker pens to colour. She has some glittery bits on her belt, buttons and hair. Too cute!!
Then I've layered the stamped image onto Ballet Blue and Regal Rose. I've used the Eyelet border punch to add a strip to the side of the image.
The sentiment is from Best Yet (hostess set) and I've used the circle punch and label punch to layer it. I've also used on the the brads from the Silver Hodgepodge hardware.
To finish off the card, I've used some wide striped ribbon in Pink Pirouette.
Stamp sets: Best Yet, Tilda - Bizzy Becs
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Ballet Blue, Regal Rose, White (non-SU)
Ink: Ballet Blue, Regal Rose
Accessories: SU marker pens, glitter, Circle punch, Label punch, ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Mat pack, dimensionals.
Sunday, 5 July 2009
So challenge #17 is a sketch challenge, the first one so far and a great one at that!
I made two cards with this sketch - the second one is up on the Magnolia Down Under blog.
Check out the link and see all the other fabulous cards from the other design team members. They have all done a wonderful job with the sketch.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
And here's my creation. I've done something a little different this week. I have my Oma's birthday at the end of this week so I wanted to make a little gift for her, coz I know she loves home-made creations. So using the above colours, I've made up three cards with a plastic sleeve bag to hold them in.