Thursday, 26 April 2012

Southern Girls Challenge

I Love the Southern Girls' Challenge - they're always upbeat and fun! So, to follow the girly theme they have this week, I'm using one of my own digis - Lola - who is definitely a girl and who loves shopping, her puppy  and, being a typical young female, sulking!





Lola's due for more adventures soon!


Pop over to Southern Girls and have a look at the creations their talented team have come up with this week - super!


....eeeeuw! I've just looked at those photos - they're awful! I'll do 'em again tomorrow!


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Ei
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Midweek Magnolias

...are asking for at least TWO Magnolia stamps on the one project.  I've used three as I have Tilda, her Strawberry and a landscape background.


It's a bit experimental as I haven't used my beloved Copics this time. I have a set of little-used Marvy Alcohol Markers so, despite not having all the colours I would normally utilize, I've used them! So that's the explanation for the pallette, having said that, these markers are little used for a reason....they're pants! LOL! Look how dull and flat the colours of Tilda are compared to the landscape which is Copic-coloured.  Still, it was a bit of fun!




So pop over to Midweek Magnolias and have a look at their demo cards - they are really superb! Each one is a work of art!


I also made a card for my lovely neighbours Irene & Tony, who have just become grandparents to twins.




Unfortunately I forgot to photograph the inner, which was very nice, before I gave it to them! Duhhh!


Hope you like them!
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Ei
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Sunday, 15 April 2012

My Dani's Birthday Card

My wonderful, beautiful, sweet and totally amazing daughter-in-law had her birthday on Friday and I made her this card.


She's saving up for specialist screen-printing equipment, so we gave her money towards that, so I also made a matching gift wallet in which to put the cash.


Here's the card:-







and the gift wallet and slip.





My Dani is a very talented artist, but she has yet to experience the magic of Copics, so I also gave her her first 13 Copic Ciaos and a small supply of Ryman's Coated card.  

As she works full-time, she doesn't get that much spare time to follow her artistic leanings these days, which is a crime as she leaves me firmly in the shade.

She was chuffed with her gifts and I think she'll be Googling my Copic & ProMarker colouring Tutorial very soon!

Just got Ada's 4th birthday tomorrow then I have a 'birthday' break (!) until 23rd April....! LOL!  March/April & May are heavy birthday/Anniversary months in this family!

I hope you are having a good post-Easter time (not too much dieting!) and like Dani's stuff!
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Ei
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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Eiglas sponsoring C.R.A.F.T Challenge

Here we are again with a wonderful new challenge at C.R.A.F.T  to sponsor!
I love the team at C,R.A.F.T they're such a lovely, friendly lot and so talented too, which is why I'm delighted for Eiglas to sponsor them every couple of months this year.


This month the theme is an 'inspirational picture' and I can't wait to see what you all come up with!  The winner of this particular challenge can choose £10.00 worth of digis or paperkits from my shop over at 



I'd be very happy if whilst you're over there, you could leave a constructive suggestion or comment on how I can improve my site/digis/paperkits or what else you would like to see.

The team over at C.R.A.F.T would love you to pop in and have a look at the wonderful projects they've come up with using my stuff and if you could also pop onto their personal blogs and leave a comment, that would be even more fabulous!

Here is my demo card for this challenge.


Jo's beautiful Highland photograph inspired the colours and the tartan and I thought my 'Monarch' fitted it well too. 

The blue, aubergine and tartan papers are from my Eiglas 'Galcelt' paperkit, which, hopefully, will be on my Eiglassing site soon and the digi is my Eiglas 'Monarch' which is on there already.  

I've coloured the image with my beloved Copic markers.

Look forward to seeing you all soon!
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Ei
x

Monday, 9 April 2012

Post Easter-Egg Challenge!

This is a challenge I've posted over on my home site of Trimcraft, so I thought I'd bring it over here too!




Okay - I know it's too late for Easter cards - my challenge is a bit different!

Let me see what you can make with the PACKAGING from your Easter Egg!

I'll have to cheat a bit 'cos mine, as you can see, was only wrapped in cellophane so I'll steal one of the kids' boxes and join in (I would never ask a Trimmie/Bloggie to do something I'm not prepared to do myself...!)







My Ada will pick the winner and there'll be a prize of a fab book on 'Paper Tole' and '3D decoupage Kit' both of which were gifts from very kind thoughtful family members but not to my particular taste!
Here's a pic of the prize!









The challenge closes in two weeks time - midnight 22nd April 2012 so you have plenty of time!



Here's mine, which was nearly sabotaged by a chocolate obsessed Lolli who decided the packaging was edible!





To give you a clue, the next challenge I put up (not including the Sketch Challenge) will be a 3D DECOUPAGE challenge, so gird your loins ladies...! This prize would come in very handy for that, wouldn't it?!
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Ei
x

Friday, 6 April 2012

Easter Card

I find that Easter, as with other erstwhile religious festivals, the focus has wandered away from the true original meaning. So what's new? We Christians nicked most of the Pagan Festival dates and imposed our own over theirs too!


But in the case of Easter, I think that bunnies and eggs and chicks, whilst delightful - I love them all - should not entirely replace the passion of Christ. ( Leprechauns definitely should not even be in there! - where on earth did that come from?)


A lot of peeps think that Christmas is the main Christian festival but it's not, not really. If Jesus had not died on the cross and then been resurrected from the dead three days later (on the third day he rose again) then Christmas, as Christians know it, would never have been celebrated at all. There would be no Christianity and for all of its faults (the humans involved being far from perfect!) the world would have been poorer for that.


Sermon over!


Here's my card.






I hope you all (...and my friend!) like it.


I'm entering this into CraftyCardMakers (my old outfit!) for their Easter theme so do pop over there and have a look at the team's beautiful projects. There are some super prizes to be had from sponsors Hobby Art and Digi Doodle.


Also entered at CardCrafters Circle for their Easter celebration.
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Ei
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Monday, 2 April 2012

Another Magnolia for Midweek Magnolias

I said I'd try to get another done for Midweek Magnolias, but in the meantime, my Ada saw the first one and declared she does '...love the card Nanny, but why has the little princess got no face? She's a bit scary....!' . 


 So, with that in mind, I made a slight adjustment as it's for her 4th birthday in about two week's time!  Can't upset the recipient now, can we?!






Apologies to our purists - I never think Tilda looks right with facial features now but on this occasion, Ada is the boss! LOL!


I've now finished the inner for Ada's card - had no daylight free to take photos this week - so here it is.






I've also given Tilda faces inside and my annual letter to Ada is inside the little pocket on the right in the form of a little booklet.


I think Ada will love it!


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Ei
x