Wednesday, 27 April 2011

What a beautiful week we've had!

Hi everyone - what a gorgeous sunny week we've had! I've managed to read two books whilst sitting in the sun relaxing it's been that gorgeous! The house is a tip mind but priorities are making the most of it while it lasts! He he!

This week at CI we're challenging you to make spring coloured cards using GREEN, PINK and YELLOW. I used the gorgeous sketch from MDUC as inspiration....

Here's mine:

Stamp: Magnolia Tilda with heart lace

Colouring: DI's; White gel pen; stardust stickles

Dies: Spellbinders doily circle; Magnolia tag
Punches: MS border lace, MS lattice

Flowers and leaves: WOC and Magnolia. Pearl sprays Hobbycraft
Pearl Brads: stash

Sentiment: Stempelglede "just a note" collection
Charms, twine and ribbon: stash

And finally a pic of the card with the tag removed!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
MDUC: Sketch

I hope you like her, it's the first time I've inked her up and I'm not happy with how her hair turned out so might have to use her again soon to have more of a play!

Have a fabby week, and if you're watching it enjoy the Royal Wedding on Friday! Or simply just enjoy the day off! Lol!

I look forward to reading any comments and I will pop by your blogs to comment later in the week.
Hugs and bunting! Katy. xxx

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

I'm Back!

Hi Peeps, sorry I missed you last week, had so much on, and I've visited to find I've now reached my target 50 followers to post up some candy! Whoopie! I'll get some bits together and put the candy up when I've accumulated items worthy of your lovely comments!

A real quick post as I'm pressed for time. Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge this week is pets/animals. I've had Tildas horse and Tilda with Holster/bridle for ages now so thought I'd ink these up and give them a whirl - here's the result!

The horse was a nightmare to colour, hope I've done it justice!

Flowers - Magnolia and WOC + stickles stardust
Seam Binding - mink - WOC

Sentiment - whimsy stamps

Thank you so much for browsing, and to those who leave a comment I'll see you on your blogs later!
Have a very cheery week you lovely bunch and happy crafting one and all! Lol!
Huge Sunny Hugs. Katy. xxx

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

1st go at a tent card

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and coping with the blustery winds if you're in England at the moment! This week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge we're challenging you to use die cuts and punches. I have wanted to try out a tent card for a while so opted for this this week. The outcome isn't exactly how I envisaged it so if anyone has any hints or tips on how to do these better than this please let me know!

Stamps: Magnolia Sitting Tilda with tulips
Magnolia Butterfly Background

Punches: Martha Stewart 3 Hydrangea (the flowers on the swing)

Papers: Magnolia green vintage quilt
Bazzil - ice white shimmer, vanilla

There's stardust stickles on the sun in the background.
The swing is made from hand cut bazil cardstock inked with walnut stain, then threaded with cord and some small wooden beads at the bottom. This is suspended on jump rings through the spellbinder scalloped circle.

The small hydrangea from the 3 hydrangea punch was used, and moulded by rolling the petals with an embossing tool until they curled. A small gem was added to the centre of each. The leaves are single petals cut from the hydrangea punch. (all a bit fiddly this!)

The window was cut with circular nestie, then a scolloped cicle placed over.

All of the images are coloured with DIs.

This week I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Spring/Easter
The Shabby Tea room: Spring Colours
Craft Us Crazy: Happy Easter/Spring
Papertake Weekly: Anything goes

I look forward to any hints you might have, still not sure if I've done this correctly!
Have a fabby week.
Hugs. Katy. xxx