Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hang in there

Hi all!

I'm so in love with Magnolia right now, I blame the Rubber buggy:)
I hope this week's post shows how much fun I had and how versitile these stamps really are.

Pixie Tilda is really from the Christmas collection, but she is just to adorable not to play with right away, i copiced her in fall colours and voila!

This card was so much fun and really easy to put together.

The background is simple, regular white cardstock which I distressed with Time Holtz distress inks in mustard seed, dried marigold and spiced marmalade, I tore post-its to mask the edge. Then I masked a new edge, leaving a sliver of white in between and used crushed olive and peeled paint.

I also masked areas to create "layers" of grass. I used Vilda stamps in Archival olive green.

In the end I also tried out another of Tim Holtz famous techniques with the distress inks, I used a small acrylic brush which I dipped in tap water and just splattered across the background a la Polluck:) It was plenty fun and I love the effect it had in the card as well.

The branch is from Tim Holtz sizzix alteration holly branch. I glued Tilda hanging from the branch and popped them both on foam dots. The sentiment is MFT decorative doily, the smallest one, layered with a Sizzix framelites circle. The circle is distressed with both crushed olive and peeled paint. I stamped the sentiment with archival ink in olive green.

When I started I would say I thought my card would turn out to be something very unlike me. I love fall colours, but I'm very bad at using them. Now in the end, this card is very "me" and I love that there seems to be a lot going on at first glance, but it's really not. I would never have thought I'd be able to make such good use of a 6x6 card without ribbon, flourishes or sprays. Not even a paper flower made it to the card:)

This card will be  entered in Tilda's Town Challenge #28 anything goes

Please let me know what you're thinking!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by - it is so appreciated!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

MFT sketch challenge MFTWSC99

Hi y'all!

Today I needed to take a break from all Christmas card - even though I love it!
Through out the years I have managed to assembly quite a collection. Here I thought I carefully only bought non-seasonal products to be able to use all year around?!

All though there was those cute Penny Black stamps that got me going - I bought 4 sets at once (Jolly Follies, Christmas critters, holly-jolly and the wonder)... And then there was this adorable wooden mounted rubber stamp that was great for embossing a greeting sentiment... And then I just couldn't miss out on this great mixed stamp set with snowflakes and sentiments in Swedish... And I got my favorite Magnolia stamp in my first DT package for the rubber buggy - it was love at first sight. I got hooked on Magnolia stamps there and then - you will see that stamp a lot to come I'm afraid:) Not to mention all the Christmas paper pads I have hoarded - now there's where I draw the line. I do not buy Christmas paper, that is why I buy all the mentioned stamps! But I could not pass up the reduced prize on MME Lost & found Christmas - love the vintage colours! And Maja Design Vintage winter... Still unopened 'til this year... And Teresa Collins Christmas home - but that one I made a mini album with and I have not yet filled it so I need backup paper for journaling and mat photos on... Which is why I have 2 6x6 pads and 2 12x12 sets... Ok, that's might be me over doing it... I also did not mention the Maja Design It's Christmas time that I bought recently which is even more gorgeous then last year - so no I can break the package of the one:) or that I also got Teresa Collins Christmas cottage paper... Not to mention that I forgot about all these papers when I ordered 12x12 sheets from Magnolia to make Christmas cards with... Am I alone in this or are there others just like me out there? Please let me know... or if I should get help - LOL!

Anyhow, back to my non-Christmas card. Nagging in the back of my head is a thought that I have not yet made a card for a couple of friends who recently got a beautiful baby girl. So I grabbed some pink paper and headed to MFT's sketch challenge. I love a good sketch - it makes the card come together so fast when you can just follow someone else sketch and you don't have to figure out the layout first. That's the hard bit for me at least. And I have not participated in a MFT challenge for quite a while now, so it was fun fun fun. They have also started with a LO sketch challenge for scrapbooks as well - that is just Christmas early for me as I have tons of photos to scrap, but since I have started with mini albums (although chunky and heavy), my inspiration for 12x12 LO have seemed a bit dry lately...

So I matted simple pink paper on white cardstock which is 4x6. I also turned the sketch as I had a specific stamp in mind for the image. I think I stuck to the sketch pretty well I used the MFT file tab die-namics and stamped "It's a girl" on with pigment ink in lilac, I also edged all the papers with the same ink. I put lots of flat backs and used some organza ribbon which I layered behind the paper. The image is MFT Baby makes three, which I got as a freebie from last years black Friday sale. It's super great, I have made several baby cards with this set. I coloured it with my copics - really quick and easy. To top it off I coloured some i am roses flowers with LSG salt water taffy magical, made a couple of stick pins and added a twig of Magnolia chandelier garland clear and there you have it!

Thank you for reading this far. I realize I've been rambling most of the post - sorry about that...
Talk to you soon!!

If you have any question please don't hesitate to ask:)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thankful Tilda

For my DT post at the Rubber Buggy I've created a card for your thanksgiving holiday with Magnolia stamp Christmas Tilda with cat. I'm so very fond of this stamp, I don't want to limit myself for Christmas to use it. I carefully inked the stamp with memento ink, tuxedo black, but for the letters on the sign. I think it worked out pretty well:)

Instead I used stickers to put together "time to be" and used one of Teresa Collins' flash card from Vintage finds collection. The designer paper is also from the same collection.
From the paper I also cut the bingo bricks as embellishment.

Other embellishments are flowers and leaves from I am roses.
A R40-15 have been coloured with LSG a bit o'bubbly and edges with dark chocolate truffle
A R21-15 have been coloured with LSG clam bake beige
The ZQL0-74 and ZQL4-700 are edged with distress ink vintage photo

Can you see how they sparkle?

I tied a bow of organza ribbon and topped it of with Prima say it in pearls flower and some bling on the side.

I used a mix of promarkers and copic alcohol pens:
Skin: E50, 51, blush
Hair: E31, E25, E55
Dress: Buttercup, YR61, saffron
Wood: E33, E13
Shoes: E11, E13
Cat: E50, saffron, oatmeal

Designer paper used: Teresa Collins' Vintage finds
Flowers: I am roses
Ribbon and lace: For my stash

Challenges entered:
Totally Tilda challenge:  Christmas recipe
Tilda's Town challenge: Anything goes
Simon says stamp challenge: Thanksgiving/thank you
Simon says stamp vintage challenge: Thank you

Thank you for visiting!!
Don't forget to participate in the rubber buggy's challenge:)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Challenge #1@TheRubberBuggy

Hi all!

For those of you who have been waiting for The Rubber Buggy's challenges, we are finally off, :)

Our very 1st challenge will be about colours and you can find your inspiration HERE.

You will also find further instructions about the challenge on the challenge blog, but in general everyone are welcome to participate and you can enter more then one project if you'd like as long as it fits within the theme of the current challenge.

 I was inspired by the colours of fall and turned to graphic 45, which has gorgeous orange and green tones with a vintage feel to it.
Did you know The Rubber Buggy also stocks Graphic 45 products?
Here I used pieces from Place in time and the background is from Olde curiosity shoppe. The trim and lace are coloured with the colour wash by adirondack sunset orange,

The post card is distressed with spiced marmalade and dried marigold and there is also some stickles in spiced marmalade on the edge. The sentiment "Thank you" is stamped in olive green archival ink and layered on die cuts from MFT's 1st award ribbon die-namics.

8x8 old curiosity shoppe
Magnolia garland chandelier green
Tim Holtz distress ink 

Thank you for visiting!
I can't wait to see what you create for the challenge!  

This card will be entered for G45 November challenge

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Last chance for some blog candy @therubberbuggy!!!

Hi everyone!!

For today's blog post for the Rubber buggy. please scroll down...

Last chance for some great blog candy @ The Rubber Buggy's blog !!!
Instructions will be found HERE


Thank you so much for visiting!!
Be sure to check out The Rubber Buggy, we will very soon post a challenge as well for more chances to win!

Tilda Christmas card

Hi again!!

Pi here with another Christmas card featuring Christmas Tilda with cat. I love this stamp, it will probably go on most of my cards this year and more to come:)

Magnolia has some gorgeous winter paper out now, with such a wintery feel to them with out the traditional Christmas colours. I did my best to match the papers with my copic markers, but I'm afraid there was not much to work with - a reasonable excuse to buy more copics - don't y'all think:) Anyway, the colours used for her dress was BG11 and BG 49

A part from the colouring and the drying time, this card came together pretty quick and easy - it's easy when you have great products to work with... The designer paper I used are from the vintage Christmas collection called ice princess and snowy wood.

The snowflakes are die cut from MFT's Let it Snowflake die-namic set I covered them in glue (any glue will do) and sprinkled loads of Martha Stewart fine glitter in Crystal on top of them. Similar technique was used for the embellishment with the sentiment. I used a MFT decorative doily, the smallest one as my base, layered more Magnolia paper on it and then stamped to all with as a center. The intricate bits of the doily was covered with glue and sprinkled with MS glitter.

I tied a bow of some satin ribbon and the same ribbon in a wider size are layered at the bottom between the papers, but you can barely see it underneath the sentiment.

Totally Tilda Challenge # 59 Sketch time
Bunny Zoe's Craft monthly challenge winter 
Magnolia-licious challange glitter

Don't forget to participate in the Rubber Buggy's challenge!!!

And there is still time to make a run for the blog candy:)

Thank you for visiting!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chocolate dream beanie

Hi all!

Another week has nearly come to it's end and the bliss of weekend are just around the corner.
Here is my entry for a couple of TGF challenges featuring shimmer bean - my newest addition.

Retro-fresh challenge: I want Candy
Anyone for anya: Food (anyone but me who could live on chocolate:p)

Dimension with pop dots

Adding a little something with sparkle & flowers

I tried to squeeze some cadbury milk choclate brown in to the card as well, but some how it didn't quite fit...

Stamped background

The stamps I used for my background are:

Inks used:

Inside card, stamped with espresso.
"Man cannot live on chocolate alone. But a woman can"
Love this sentiment:)

The card is layered on white cardstock and some piece of scrap from DCWV tradewinds

I also entered:
Natalie and Amy: colour me happy (brown combo)
Pile it on: Make it sparkle

I hope you liked it, one can never get too much chocolate:)
Now I must shop for some fine goodies to spoil myself with this weekend!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Let's dance


I have a new card for the Rubber Buggy DT.

I teamed Dancing Queen Tilda with Edward wants a hug and got a dancing couple. Both of them are coloured with copic markers, but Tilda's dress is paper pieced. To really make them pop as if there was bright spotlights on stage directed as them I outlined the couple with Copic C0 as a shadow.

The card is accented with paper flowers from Panduro and organza ribbon from my stash. In the middle of the flowers I've put some dew drops from Robin's nest. The dancing couple are in a stage of a layered scalloped circle, both from Sizzix framlites.

I created the background with Magnolia love background stamp and stamped with cardstock with two different pigment inks from versamark, lilac and raspberry. The left of the paper pieces I punched with Martha Stewart lacey doily and sprayed with Lindy stamp gang salt water taffy spray. The sentiment is a die cut from spellbinders fancy framed tags 2 and I distressed the die cut embossing with milled lavender and wrote the sentiment "Let's dance!"

Don't forget that there are still blog candy up for grabs and we'll start off with the challenges in a week. Until then my fellow teamies will have some gorgeous creations for you to enjoy - so stay tuned:)

Inspiration for the card is found in Totally Tilda Challenge # 59 Sketch time
I also enter this card in Bunny Zoe´s Crafts monthly challenge pink, pearl and lace

Thank you for visiting!
See y'all:)