Monday, 31 March 2008

DCM needles and pins challenge.

Daring Card makers Challenge :-
Its very simple really (prickly maybe but..:)
I want you to design a card to any theme-
but I want you to include pins or needles of some sort.
Sewing needles, safety pins,
dressmakers pins- any type of pin goes !:)
Here is my little geisha card,
with dress making pins in her hair.
I wouldn't mess with her!
Hope you like my effort.

Sunday, 30 March 2008

Tilda and co Challenge # 13

Mix & Match 2 Magnolia Stamp images together to make 1 Image,
Now this could be a simple as ,
Taking a Tilda Stamp with a Basket and removing this and
adding a Heart from another magnolia stamp
so she is holding that instead of the basket,
Or it could be as simple as Tilda's Head on a Magnolia Horse,
have a play and mix & Match your magnolia stamps
to come up with a Unique Magnolia Image.
Here is what I have come up with.
A tilda Cat witch ..
shame the mixed up spell went wrong!
Hope you like my Atc.

Completed Fairy fat book pages...

I joined in on another Fat book page swap.
This time the theme is fairies...
I have completed 14 pages,
here they all are.
A close up view of one.
A close up view of 2.I wanted to keep the look quite simple this time,
and let the images do the talking.
I hope everyone joining in will love these ones too.

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Oh wow I am amazed to get this award...

I have been given this award by
Thank you so much I feel very honoured!
The Arte Y Pico Award is given to those who share their art
and creativity and making their contribution to the blogging world.
There are 5 rules attached to this and they are -
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity,
design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community,
no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to
his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name
and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.
4. Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of
"Arte Y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. To show these rules.
So now I pass this on to 5 people for their creativity and inspiration

You all inspire me and show great talent in all you do.

You make my day Award.

I have been given this lovely award from Joanne.
You also make my day as I make sure
I visit your blog on a regular basis.

I would like to give this award to...

You all make me day special in your own way.

Not felt up to blogging

I havent felt up to blogging this week.
The main reason being that
6yrs ago this month I lost my first baby.
Even though I have managed to get through
this rough time, ok.
I still felt a little sad and low, needed some
time for myself.

Its been lovely to come back on here and
find that I have been given some awards and that I have been
Thank you Mel for this tag
1. put a link to the person who tagged you
2 . mention the rules to this
3. mention 6 things about you
4. tagg 6 other people with linking
5. leave comments on these people's blogs that you have tagged them

I would like to tag

6 things you will learn about me!!
1. I have a scar across my nose that I did as a child,
jumping under a worktop.
2. I have had 6 operations! (i'm only 36!)
3. I love reading Danielle Steel books.
4. My favourite movie is Dirty Dancing,
I could say it word for word!
5. I am addicted to Magnolia Tilda stamps!
6. I met my husband through a blind date,
he answered my advert in lonely hearts.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Some ATC's made for swaps

I have to admit I have not been in the mood
to make ATC's.
Though I had joined in on two swaps
on the Cardmaking and Papercraft forum.
The first is called let them have wings.
The first one is a gift for the person running the swap.
Then there are three very much alike for the swap.

The other swap was called oriental.The swap was three for three, but I made a 4th
for the swap organiser.The stickers on both of these are silk.
At the moment all I want to make are cards
and fat book pages.

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Happy Easter to you all...

Happy Easter to you all today.

Saturday, 22 March 2008

The final butterfly pages.

I have finished my butterfly pages! Yeah!
I actually made 5 today but forgot to photo the final one!
Now I can think about making some fairy/angel pages!
The purple ones are always my fav!

I am thrilled with the pages I have been having.I would love to know what you think.

Friday, 21 March 2008

How to make the Gift Pouches.

Here are some instructions on how to make
these lovely gift pouches.
You need:
Paper or card 6.5inches x 4.5 inches ( for the size above)
Scissors, Double sided tape.
Cut your paper to size.
Mine were 8inches x 6inches in the photos.
Any size works well.Put double sided tape along both long sides
and across one short side.
Bring the short sides together,
to make a tube (like a toilet roll centre)Squash down one end.Ribble it.Fill with goodies.Twist and squash other end.Ribble it.Finish and decorate as you like!

Some more Easter goodies!

I have finally finished the last easter Gift!
Here is the other Easter Pail for my son.
I was going to use the cute Bunnies from Sugar Nellie.
But decided to go for the Tilda Images.
Side one and two... This pail had two
images on it, just like the one for my daughter.
Here are the pails side by side.
I hope my children enjoy having these on Sunday.

I have decided to make a little package of mixed easter eggs

up for my other half.... then he will not feel left out.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

My Daughters Easter Bonnet

Here is my Daughters Easter Bonnet,
even though she is not at school or nursery.
She still likes to be included.
This hat was a very basic straw hat,
with a pale lemon ribbon frill and bow.
I added white lace, wide cream ribbon and bow.
Then added some easter egg decorations and
matching bows of ribbon.
To finish it off I added some silk flowers stitched on
with a button.
She looks so cute in it, and is very proud of it.

Monday, 17 March 2008

Some Easter Goodies

I saw these little gift packets on someones blog!
(when I find it again I will link you to it!)
I just had to have a go at making these for
my nieces and nephews.
There are two sugar nellie stamps.
Two Tildas and two cute bunnies from 'Auntys shop'

Daring Card Makers Teen Spirit

"Well I thought we have had plenty of flowers and hearts
and girly things so I would like some cards
with some teen spirit please."
Here is my card for teen spirit,
I thought the handbag and shoes were just right.
I think becoming a teenager is the time you
begin to think about shoes etc
(Well it was when I became a teenager!)

More Easter Cards...

Here are the final pictures of the Easter cards.
I really enjoyed matching rabbits to paper.
Even baby bunny got in on the act!
I was given the rabbit boarder paper.
The card below has had my doodles added to it!
The final card to show you...
It looks blue with a green ribbon.
The actual card is green too.

Its no wonder I am all bunnied out!

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Tilda and Friends Atc Challenge # 2

Tilda & friends ATC challenge # 2
Here is my simple design for this challenge.
One of my many Tilda stamps
being used for the first time.
Pink Magic

Tilda and co Challenge # 11

Tilda & co Challenge # 11
Now to get on with this week's Challenge.
Hidden Secrets
Must have a hidden message on your project ,
perhaps pull out journaling maybe?
A hidden flap? A slider ,
something where a message can be hidden
away from the public eye.
Here is my effort for this weeks Challenge.
I wanted to match the pocket to the background.
Here is the little message for all to see.
I hope you like my take on this weeks challenge.
Another on of my many Tilda stamps
finally being used!

My Paper world Sketch # 6

My Paper World Sketch #6
This is my first ever go at using a sketch.
I think it has worked rather well for
this easter card.
Also the card below in the next thread was made
with sketch #6 in mind.
I would love to know what you all think.

Another Batch of Easter Cards

I have enjoyed making all of these,
though I feel really bunnied out now!
I have sat painting all the images first
before I could start to make the cards.
I really like this green one, it feels very fresh.
I had to make a pink one for my Daughter.

I love these rabbits, they look great. Each Rabbit picture has some sparkle paint,
and also Marvy pens.
This Lemon one is very pretty too.