Monday, May 31, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil DT +Stamp with Fun + Saturday Challenge + Stamp Something + Totally Gorjuss + Sweet Stampin challenges

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday did you all have a fabulous weekend, I hope card today is for Mo's Digital Pencil DT and I have managed to make it for 5 yes 5 challenges would you how brilliant is that, don't think I have managed that many before...I used this fantastic Summer Fairy Finna isn't she stunning, I coloured her with Distress Inks and added Kars glitter glue to her wings and the water she is sitting beside...I teamed her up with some Panduro Kitchen garden and Cosmo Cricket papers and added a mix of flowers, organza ribbon, pearls, buttons and a tag to finish...I hope you like's a list of the challenges its for and enjoy the rest of your Happy Monday everyone
Stamp for Fun - Sketch (oops too late)
Saturday Challenge - Buttons and blooms
Stamp Something - recipe, designer papers, a ribbon, bow and tag
Sweet Stampin - pimp your card
Totally Gorjuss- wings
Mina xxx

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Something Different + Friday Sketchers Sketch 104

Good morning everyone I had a fabulous time at my class the girls were such a great bunch and we had a real laugh as well as hopefully teaching them quite a lot too...then we went out to dinner as a celebration for my beautiful Daughters Birthday and ending up spending almost 4 hours in the restaurant, came home and flaked out the sofa unable to move lol...I hope you all had a brilliant day card today is something completely different for me but lets face it who could resist a smile or giggle at this fabulous relaxing lady in her tub...I love her...shes a set of front and back stamps, borders and sentiments (the sentiment is from the same set) from the Flippin women range by La Pashe from imag-e-nation and they are all half price at the minuet too...shes brill and I have two sets to use...the other one looks more like me, you will see what I mean when I use her next week...heres the link to them lets see if you can guess which one I mean...I coloured her with Distress inks and glittered the bubbles, the papers are from the Brenda Walton paper pad from K&Co and the blue is from Basicgrey, I finished with ribbon and buttons and used the fab sketch at Friday Sketchers for the layout...I hope you like it and it hopefully made you smile...enjoy the rest of your day everyone
Mina xxx

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bunny Zoe's Crafts DT card + Simon Says Pink (or Blue) with Green and Brown

Good morning everyone, have you all got something exciting your doing today, its a extra long weekend here in the UK as its a Bank Holiday on Monday so is anyone off for the long weekend somewhere nice...come on let us know so we can be jealous lol...I'm teaching a class this morning so will be card today is for Bunny Zoe's Crafts and don't forget all orders over £25 (excluding shipping) received between Saturday 15th May and Midnight, Thursday 3rd June will be entered into a prize draw. every multiple of £25 spent will mean more entries! so spend £25 you receive 1 entry, spend £50 you receive 2 entries and so on..a random winner will be chosen and announced at Bunny Zoe's Crafts on Monday 7th June...I used this fabulous digi stamp from the Michelle Perkett studio collection and coloured her with Distress looks like the background isn't coloured but it is I promise but I took the photo at night under the lights so it doesn't show very well...the amazing papers are from the Kaisercraft Utopia paper pad, I love this pad its stunning...I made this for the Simon Says Stamp colour challenge but I got a bit confused on the colours and thought I was meant to add another one which I choice lilac so it may not count oops, maybe I had another challenge on the brain...I added some brown corrugated card from my new vacuum cleaner packaging (my bit for the recycling) and some brown organza ribbon from my stash...I hope you like it and whatever your up to today have a fantastic time
Mina xxx

Friday, May 28, 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge week 57-Hot and/or Spicy + Creative Inspirations challenge 62-Distressed + Papertake Weekly Sketch 41

Good morning everyone and yes its Friday and you all know what that is its Just Magnolia challenge time...this week we have a really broad challenge so you can take your pick of the theme which is Hot and/or Spicy, which means... hot - summer, warm weather, summer colours, summer flowers; spicy - warm, colours, food, take your pick and let your imagination go, oooohhhh I cant wait to see what you come up with...I decided on the Summer, warm weather, summer colours option and used this fantastic Tilda, I think shes called Bridesmaid Tilda and some Papermania Rose Garden papers, I coloured her with Distress inks and paper pieced her pretty summery dress, I distressed all the papers too so I could join in with the Creative Inspirations Challenge and used the lovely sketch from the Papertake Weekly challenge...I finished with some green satin ribbon, a thick organza bow and a sentiment...I hope you like it and if you have time hop on over to the Just Magnolia blog to have a look at the rest of our amazing teams creations
Mina xxx

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Friday Sketchers sketch 103

Good morning everyone, I had a fab day yesterday my Daughters Birthday is today shes 25 (shock horror when did I get old enough to have a 25 year old lol) so we decided to go to Belfast for the day and go for lunch, do a bit of shopping and spend some time together, I love spending time with her and its even more special now she doesn't live at home, I still miss her not being there first thing in the morning and last thing at night especially...anyway onto today's card how gorgeous is the beautiful Lacie with Ice Cream of course shes a Mo's Digital Pencil image, only Mo draws like this...I coloured her with Distress inks and paper pieced her little dress...the amazing papers are from the 12x12 Panduro Kitchengarden/Tilda paper pad, the sketch is from Friday Sketchers, the only embellishments I used are pink pearls in the corners and flowers cut from the same paper...I hope you like it and have a fabulous day everyone
Mina xxx
p.s. sorry the picture turned out a bit hazy...don't know why it happened xxx

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Truly Scrumptious challenge 33-Sketch by me + Mo's Digital Pencil DT card + Dare u 2 Digi Stamp - One for the boys

Good morning everyone, did you see my p.s. last night I passed 150,000 hits yesterday how fantastic is that and its all thanks to you, thank you all so much...when I started my blog 17 months ago I didn't dream that I would ever get remotely near that amount of hits...I'm having a little think and shop to organise a candy because that has to be celebrated don't you think...anyway onto my card for today which is my DT card for our fab new challenge at Truly Scrumptious which this time is a sketch by little old me with an added option of using embossing somewhere on your card (which I totally forgot about oops...and Mo's Digital Pencil, I love these two little boys how cute are they...all together now aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh, they are called Oxford (the curly haired one) and Harvard (the one with the Mum parting lol), I coloured them with Distress inks and teamed them up with a mixture of Graphic45 papers, they suit boys cards so well don't you think, I'm also entering this for the Dare u 2 Digistamp challenge which is One for the boys...I finished with a rust coloured satin ribbon and a selection of buttons one threaded with rough string, I cant wait to see what you do with my sketch and dont forget to hop on over to Truly Scrumptious to see the rest of the DT's fabulous work...I hope you like it and enjoy your day everyone
Mina xxx

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar Birthday Challenge 105-Guest DT Card-Celebrate

Good morning everyone today I have a very special card to show you, I was lucky enough to be asked to be a Guest for the the A Spoonful of Sugar Birthday celebration challenge, how fantastic is that...its a big celebration for them and I'm so honoured to have been asked, the challenge this time is to make a Celebration card so it could be anything like a Birthday card...Bunny Zoe's Crafts are one of the fantastic sponsors so I used this fabulous little girl from the Lets Play release at Wags and Whiskers, shes called Tiny Dancer shes coloured with Distress Inks and I glittered her hairband, shoes and the underskirt of her dress and I used this amazing paper from the Kaisercraft Peachy Keen paper pad and cut out and raised some of the flowers from another sheet from the same pad, the sentiment I printed on the computer...did you know Nikki has a fantastic special on at the moment, would you like the chance to win £100 shopping spree at Bunny Zoe's Crafts well check it out here, I hope you will join in with A Spoon Full of Sugar Birthday celebration and good luck with winning one of the fantastic prizes...enjoy the rest of your day everyone
Mina xx

p.s. wwwwoooohhhhhoooo I have just noticed I just passed 150,000 hits how amazing is that...right thinking cap on I will have to organise some candy so keep an eye out and thank you all so much for visiting me and making this incredible hit count happen xxx

Monday, May 24, 2010

Creative Inspirations-for a child+Quixotic Challenge-word/sentiment+Sketch Saturday 104+Stamp Something-2 of Something+The Townscrapper-Flowers/lace

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday...I found out last night I won the Simon says stamp candy over at Bevs blog, how fantastic is that, you don't win anything and then they come along like buses and you win 2 in as many days lol, wwwwooohhhhoooo, I don't think it could get any better could it...well onto my card for today which is for loads of challenges, I used the fab sketch from Sketch Saturday, Quixotic challenge to use a sentiment or word as your main focal point, Creative Inspirations to make a card for a child, Stamp Something to use two of something and The Townscrapper to use lace and I think that's the most I have entered in one go, I used these two fabulous little boys coloured with Distress inks and a Basicgrey Max and Whiskers paper called Gretchen, the letters are Pink Paislee Expressions - Cotton Chipboard Alphabet, don't they go great with the images and papers, I finished with some lace, gingham ribbon and a selection of buttons from my stash...I hope you like it and enjoy the rest of your day everyone
Mina xxx

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Watercolouring Digi stamps and cutting out tips and hints

Good morning everyone I found out yesterday I won the challenge at Townscrapper, how fantastic is that I never win wwwwooohhhoooo and wow isnt the weather fantastic, I love it but everyone I spoke to yesterday was complaining of the heat, I felt like saying make your mind up a few weeks back you were complaining of the rain and cold lol...anyway no card today but quite a few people have asked me about water colouring digital stamps and cutting out images so I thought I would do a little mini hints and tips post instead of a card today...well do my best anyway.
Digi stamps
I use 300gms watercolour hot pressed card but I would imagine this method would work perfectly well on whatever card you use to do your water colouring, I always use the black ink recommended by the printer manufacturer and print on black ink only, that way it isn't watered down by colour mixing...after printing I use a heat gun (the type you use for embossing) and hold it close to the image but move constantly so it doesn't catch and singe, you need to keep the heat on for much longer than you would for embossing, leave your image to cool for five minuets then do the same thing twice more...once your image is cooled down for the third time it should be waterproof, mine is fine for Distress ink colouring but it may be trial and error with your card but it will work...I hope that helps some
Cutting out
Loads of people ask me what die cutting machine I use, I don't own one and have never felt the need although I was tempted when I saw the new Tim Holtz dies lol...anyway I cut everything out with a teeny pair of curved Pergamano scissors...I keep them razor sharp and super pointed with a fine emery board...for cutting out I keep my scissors still and move the image, when you get used to doing it you will be surprised how much it speeds up your cutting out...I used to rest my elbow on a chair arm to stop it moving until I got used to it...when I cut an image out to raise up like this one I leave a thin white border around it so it gives the impression when its mounted that your cutting out is fabulous lol...if I'm cutting close to the line for 3d work like this one after I have finished cutting out I use a waterproof black pen on the cut edge so any bits that are white or have cut a bit of black off looks finished, be careful though if your card is very absorbent as the black may spread depending on which pen you use, I use the type of pen you write on CD's with, £1 for 4 in our local pound store....the images that are peeping out of their frame is using a template, I have some fiskars ones and a few I printed on the computer for this...draw around the template leaving out the bits that go over and then cut out leaving the thin white border on the overlapping bits so it looks finished, then rub out the lines
Sorry this has been a bit long winded but it takes a lot of explaining and when I was typing this I realised I should have taken some photos to help, but I hope you understand it ok and its helpful and if theres anything else you would like to know just ask...anyway I wont keep you out of the sun any longer...enjoy the rest of your day everyone and I will be back bright and early tomorrow with a card and I promise no more long winded posts...well for a while anyway lol
Mina xxx

p.s. I haven't recommended a make of paper or brush simply because its a personal thing and what works for one person doesn't work for someone else, I personally don't like an aquabrush as it floods my image for me and I like more control but others love them...I use Daler Rowney Langton card and get it locally, my brush is a Daler Rowney system 3 No 3 brush but any good acrylic brush works for me, I find it works better with a spring to it so a natural fibre or sable brush doesn't work for me...I will do a tutorial one day just dont have the time at the min but here's two fantastic distress ink water colouring tutorials from the super talented Jacqui (skintone - Hair and accessories) and Marlene

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Basicgrey Challenge week 20-Punch it

Good morning everyone how are you all, do you have anything exciting arranged for the weekend...well I guess there isnt anything you would like to find out about my cards as no more questions were asked I will do a post tomorrow about making digi stamps waterproof and cutting out as they are the questions I get asked more than anything else...todays card is the sample card I taught how to paint and make at my class on Thursday at Crafters and Co, I loved the class but it was so hot that my ink wouldnt coperate just dried as soon as it went onto the paper...but we managed and I think they enjoyed it...I made this for the Basicgrey challenge which is to use punches...I love this little Tilda dont you shes so sweet with her frog prince, I coloured her with Distress ink and used this amazing double sided paper from the Basicgrey Cappella range I am so addicted to this range, this one is doublesided and called Bravo...its gorgeous, I finished with a bow and punched flower and a punched butterfly and a touch of sparkle to her wings...I hope you like it...have a fantastic Saturday everyone
Mina xxx

Friday, May 21, 2010

Just Magnolia-Week 56 Janes sketch

Good morning everyone, I'm officially pooped (technical term for knackered lol), I have had such a busy week and my class ran late last night so by the time I got home I tried 5 times to do some blog hopping but kept nodding off...oops...huge thanks for all the wonderful comments you left me yesterday I appreciate every single one of them and I will get round to everyone I promise...its Friday so of course its time for our Just Magnolia challenge and wow wow wow how many of you entered last week you all loved the Girly challenge and this week we have a fabulous sketch from our wonderful Jane for you all and its a fabby one...I used my very favourite Tilda...this little Jam Tilda is such a little darling and perfect for any occasion, I coloured her with Distress ink and used these super amazing new Basicgrey Cappella paper pad from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, I love this paper pad so much when its finished I might have to buy another one, to finish my card I used these stunning crystal scrolls from Simon Says Stamp, lush arn't they and I made a bow from ribbons from my stash...I hope you like it...I will have a card tomorrow but on Sunday Im going to answer all the questions I have been asked about my cards by email so if theres anything you would like to ask me just leave a message in the comments and I will do my best...don't forget to hop on over to Just Magnolia when you have the time and see the rest of the wonderful JM girls work...enjoy the rest of your day everyone
Mina xxx

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mo's Dreamteam blog hop-Flowers - Scroll down for Colour Create new challenge + Create4Fun sketch + Papertake weekly-Say it with flowers

Good morning...yes its me again its a double post day so scroll down for my Colour Create DT card...its that time of month again, time for our fabulous Mo's Dreamteam blog hop and I'm the lucky host this choice was to include flowers in our work...I had a hard time deciding which Mo's Digital Pencil image I loved the most but decided to use this amazing Dancing with Grandpa image, I love this image so much, the look on their faces says it all don't you think...I coloured them with Distress inks and teamed them up with these amazing new Basicgrey papers Cappella from the 6x6 paper pad I bought at Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I love this pad so much...the mix of flowers is from Wild Orchid crafts...the next stop on your hop is the fabulous

and the rest of the blog hop list is, just in case you get lost wandering lol

enjoy the amazing work of our Dreamteam on your hop and leave them some love...I used the brilliant sketch from Create4Fun challenge for my card and am entering it for the Papertake weekly challenge say it with flowers too...have a fabulous day everyone
Mina xxx
p.s. don't forget the Dreamteam is holding a Guest DT call too so why not have a go...theres a fabulous sketch to follow

Colour Create Challenge 45-Denas Choice + Friday Sketchers 102 + Sir Stampalot challenge-Blossoms and Butterflies

Good morning everyone I have a double post today so don't forget to come back and see the Dreamteam blog hop...phew busy day today and I have a class to teach tonight too lol...our challenge this time is a fantastic colour choice by the fabulous Dena of Soft Green and Light Aqua with an added option of Butterflies, I love it Dena thank you...I used this stunning Bubbling Tilda for my card from Bunny Zoe's Crafts isn't she just fabulous
I love colouring this Tilda, its all that hair I think...shes coloured with Distress Inks...the fabulous papers are from a 6x6 paper pad from Papermania (another rummage find) called Rose Garden and how brilliant is that colour combo for our challenge...I used a ribbon and punch for the butterflies from my stash to finish...I used the fab Friday Sketchers sketch and am entering this for the Sir Stampalot challenge of blossoms and butterflies too...I hope you like it and don't forget to give the rest of our fabulous team some love for their stunning creations too
Mina xxx

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sketch Saturday week 103 + Creative Inspirations challenge 60-Fairies (oops too late) + A spoon Full of Sugar-cute and girly

Good morning everyone I hope you are all well and happy and enjoying your card for today is using this fabulous little Fairy from Elizabeth Bell shes a digi stamp and I coloured her with Distress inks, the fab papers are one of my cleaning finds they are from an unopened Papermania signature range paper pad called Regency...lovely soft gentle patterns and colours its really pretty, I finished with some gingham ribbon and cut out flowers from the paper...the sketch is from Sketch Saturday and I made this for the Creative Inspiration Fairies challenge but I think I'm to late for it, I'm also entering it for the Spoon Full of Sugar Cute and Girly challenge as I think it fits that...I hope you like it and enjoy the rest of your day everyone
Mina xxx

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My First ever Meljen image + The Townscrapper Challenge Sketch + Allsorts Challenge Blog Birthday challenge week 52

Good morning everyone now after much putting it of and finding many other things to do far more important I decided to clear out my craft room (long needed) and you would not believe the stash I have found, I even found images I had printed and hid for safe keeping (a little to well hid lol), this fabulous little Meljen Designs lion was amongst them, now anyone who knows me will know I don't do animals they never look right when I colour them but I had to colour him didn't I he looked so dejected poor thing. now I will have to go to Meljens and buy some more images because I love him... so I used him with this fabulous sketch from the Townscrapper challenge (I hadnt heard of this challenge before Nikki and her fabulous Daughter Zoe were on it) and as its a celebration I decided to enter it for the Allsorts Birthday challenge too...the amazing papers (how well do they go with this little lion) are by Basicgrey and from the new Max & Whiskers collection, this one is doublesided and called Clarence I bought it at Crafters and Co...I added the its your day sentiment and a selection of buttons and ribbon to match the sketch...I hope you like it and enjoy the rest of your day I'm off to do prep because I'm teaching another class on Thursday...yyyiiipppeeeee
Mina xxx

Monday, May 17, 2010

Bunny Zoe's Crafts DT + Stamp Something Challenge - Celebrate something + Quixotic Challenge 25 - Let your garden grow

Happy Monday everyone I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, I didn't get to the continental market as it poured from the heavens and as the market is outdoors we thought we would give it a miss as our garlic bread would have got soggy card for today is a Mothers Day card made with this stunning digi stamp called Thanks Mum from the Michelle Perkett Studio isn't this just perfect for Mothers Day and the amazing papers are Kaisercraft Peachy Keen, they are glossy and embossed so beautifully...the stamp and paper pad are both from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I made this card for the Stamp Something challenge which is celebrate and I made the flowers so I could enter it for the Quixotic Challenge too...all I needed to finish my card was a sentiment and I was good to go...I hope you like it and enjoy the rest of your Happy Monday everyone
Mina xxx
p.s. sorry about the blurred photos but my camera is having a hissy fit again...well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it because of course it has nothing to do with my rubbish photography lol

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lili of the Valley-Challenge 53 + Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 83-Metal + Dare you to Digistamp 37-Anything goes

Good morning everyone and I want to thank you all so much for the lovely things you all said yesterday that was so kind of you but you haven't changed my mind about not entering anymore DT calls lol...I hope your doing something nice today my wonderful husband and me are going to a continental market mmmmmm yummy loads of garlic and you like my image today isn't she just amazing, stunning to colour too shes by an illustrator called Tammy Thompson and she sells her digistamps on Etsy here's the link to it, this one is called Poppy girl she has a very art deco feel about her doesn't she, I had to tell you about them as she has a sale at the moment too buy one get one free so of course I bought a few lol...I coloured this beauty with Distress inks and used the incredible paper I bought from thescrapbookstore while I was teaching in Dublin, its by Jillibean soup and is called Cup of Yak (Craft) (great name lol)...this card is using the stunning sketch by Bev at Lili of the Valley challenge and I have metal butterflies so Im entering the Secret Crafter challenge, I'm also entering it for Dare you to Digistamp as their challenge is anything goes...I finished with some lace a thick lush satin ribbon and bow and some pearls from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I hope you like it and enjoy your Sunday everyone
Mina xxx

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil DT + Totally Gorjuss - challenge 30 Round and round

Good morning everyone (just), I had no internet this morning so my post is later than usual and finally got online to find out I wasn't one of the lucky chosen over at Belles and Whistles...gutted...I never apply for DT's and that will teach me lol...if I say I am again will one of you lovely crafters give my legs a slap and send me to bed lol...huge massive congratulations to all those chosen...I hope you are having a fabulous weekend, Im a racing widow today as my lovely husband is marshalling at the North West 200 road race so I wont see him until late this evening card for today is for the Totally Gorjuss challenge which is round and round, I used the stunning Boy Mondays Child from Mo's Digital Pencil for my card, he has the most angelic face doesn't he, hes coloured with Distress ink, the beautifully coloured papers are from the new Basicgrey Max and Whiskers range, I love that rich teal colour dont you...I used a fabulous graduated wired ribbon from my stash to finish...I hope you like it and enjoy your Saturday
Mina xxx
p.s. don't forget we are still running a Guest DT competition over at the Mo's Dreamteam blog I would love to see your entries

Friday, May 14, 2010

Just Magnolia week 55 - One for the girls

Good morning everyone, its Friday and you know what that means dont you...yes its Just Magnolia and we have a fantastic theme for you this week...One for the girls, so get all your girly things out and go to town...we had another amazing amount of entries last week thank you all so much and I think you will like this theme so cant wait to see all your girlies colours and images...before I tell you about my card the JM team have a request, for those of you with word verification on would you please consider switching it off, you can still keep your security high just switch of the verification as it takes ages to go through a huge amount of blog and leave comments without it so you can imagine how long it takes with easel card is using the fabulous Three flower Tilda I bought from Bunny Zoe's crafts and the amazing S.E.I. Happy Days Confetti paper I got at Crafters and Co, you cant really tell but the paper is really sparkly and glossy you can see it better on the closeup...I added some plain cardstock and the flower is a stamp cut out, I finished with some fab coloured buttons, one threaded with the same white satin ribbon thats on the card...I hope you like it and enjoy the rest of your Friday everyone and dont forget to pop on over to Just Magnolia to see the wonderful girlies creations from the DT
Mina xxx

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sketch and Stash Challenge 35 (Maybe) + Totally Gorjuss challenge 29- Pink and Green

Good morning everyone I'm going to have a British moan now lol...what on earth has happened to the sun please, who nicked it and can you please give it back as soon as possible cause I'm fed up of wandering around my house looking for a bit of light to take my card for today might be for Sketch and Stash Challenge as I used the sketch and my neglected stash is the fabulous Panduro Kitchen garden/Tilda papers and my new stash is my fab new hAnglars but I missed a bit off the sketch I don't know how it happened maybe that bit hid on me so if I don't qualify I apologise to the Sketch and Stash DT now and if it dosent count just delete the link I used this fab pink gingham and pink/green stripe papers I'm entering this for the Totally Gorjuss challenge too...I love pink and green together but hardly ever use them but I think some of my cards lately have been quite dark so a nice bright one was called for...all the embellishments are from the same hAnglar stamp set I even used the heart stamp to make the flower...I hope you like it and enjoy the rest of your day everyone
Mina xxx

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Truly Scrumptious challenge 32 DT card + Bunny Zoe's Crafts DT card

Good morning everyone I hope your all keeping well and happy, I had a fabulous time teaching my class yesterday isn't it brilliant to get together with other crafters and talk about papers, inks and crafty stuff without people looking at you as if your mad card today is for our new challenge at Truly Scrumptious and I love love love this sketch its brilliant so thanks Sharon...theres an added option of taking the back away and making a circle card too but you don't have to of course...this fabulous little image is the Grammie from the Greeting Farm Grammie and Gramps set isn't she just so gorgeous and the beautiful velvet embossed paper is from the Kaisercraft Peachy Keen paper pad, I bought them both from Bunny Zoe's crafts , I am loving these Kaisercraft paper pads so much and just know I will have to buy the rest of them too, I am bring drawn to them lol...I kept the design really simple as I thought the paper and image should have the limelight and just added a circular sentiment stamp from Simon Says Stamp and a few cut out velvet leaves...I hope you like it and cant wait to see what you come up with and if you make the card circular...don't forget if you have time to pop on over to Truly Scrumptious and see what the rest of our super talented DT have made...stunning...enjoy the rest of your day
Mina xxx

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 103 Guest Designer card-Recipe 3 papers and 3 buttons + Friday Sketchers challenge 101

Good morning everyone and yes you read that right the wonderful girls over at a Spoon full of Sugar asked me to be one of their guest designers this week, of course I had to think about it for a nano second lol...its a fabulous challenge this week too, so I hope you will all enter it...I used this fantastic little Speed Racer from Wags and Whiskers...isn't he a cutie, I coloured him with Distress inks and used a mix of different papers most scraps, I love it when I can do that don't you...I added the three buttons and a suede tie, the tag and star I printed on the computer...I used the fabulous sketch from Friday Sketchers for my card too...I hope you like it and will pop on over to A Spoon Full of Sugar to have a look at the DTs work...enjoy the rest of your day everyone, now I'm off to teach my class....ooooohhhhhh I love teaching
Mina xxx

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil DT card + Allsorts Challenge week 51 + Quixotic Challenge-Oh baby

Happy Monday everyone, did you all have a brilliant weekend, I hope so and for everyone who had one I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day and thank to everyone for your good luck wishes yesterday what a fantastic kind bunch you card for today is for Mo's Digital pencil DT and I used the fabulous sketch at Allsorts Challenge, Im also entering it for Quixotic challenge which is to make a card for a baby or child, the fantastic Mo's image is called Daddys girl and there are a few versions of her, isnt she fab in her little baggy shorts lol...the incredible papers I bought from Bunny Zoes Crafts, its one of the new paper pads from Kaisercrafts called Peachy Keen, I love these paper pads as they have glossed, embossed, velvet and ordinary papers and 4 sheets of embellishments at the back of them too...fantastic value...all I added was some sentiment ribbon and a cut out from the paper flowers with a button centre threaded with orange ribbon...I hope you like it and enjoy the rest of your Happy Monday everyone Im off to finish my prep for my class tomorrow
Mina xxx
p.s. we are having a guest DT call over at the Dreamteams blog...hop on over and have a look at the fab sketch to follow by our wonderful Jak

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Belles & Whistles DT call + Sketch Saturday #102 + Stamp Something-Birthday Somethings + Sweet Stampin Colour choice

Good morning everyone...I was so excited when I read about the Belles & Whistles DT call, you know how much I love love love these fab stamps, so I decided to give it a shot using this fabulous Beary Hugs coloured with Distress inks, I think she is so cute hugging her bear don't you...the amazing paper is from S.E.I and is from the Claire collection its called Vivacious platinum foil paper, its embossed in foiled and is so beautiful, I finished off this amazing lace isn't it so delicate and the ribbon is deep pink velvet...I finished it with a green bow, selection of buttons and a ceramic sentiment...the sketch is by Sketch Saturday and I'm also entering this in the Stamp Something Birthday challenge, Im also entering it for the Sweet Stampin colour challenge, theres yellow in the paper I promise its just hard to see...I hope you like it and keep your fingers crossed for me for the DT call please unless of course your entering for it and I wish you the best of luck too...enjoy the rest of your Sunday everyone
Mina xxx

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Mojo Monday 137 + Stampin for the Weekend-A card for a Male + Cute Card Thursday-Boyz to Men

Good Morning everyone I hope you have something special planned for the weekend, my card for today is one of my fav kinds, a male card, I know Im strange but I love making boy cards they stretch your imagination dont you think...this one is for the fab sketch over at Mojo Monday, Stampin for the Weekend which is a male card and Cute card Thursday which is a Boyz to Men card so I think this fits the bill...I used this fabulous surfing Edwin and masked him to add the wood break behind him, hes coloured with Distress inks and the amazing paper is Cosmo Cricket, I love their stunning papers, this one is from the Mr Campy range and is called Gojumpina lake isnt that a great name lol...I finished my card with some sentiment ribbons and a selection of buttons and a bit of fabulous tape with bootprints on...sorry about the picture Im not sure whats happened to them they seem to have gone very blurred or maybe my specs need changed...I hope you like it and enjoy your Saturday everyone
Mina xxx

Friday, May 07, 2010

Scroll Down for the Wags and Whiskers Bloghop + Just Magnolia DT Card-Week 54 It Takes Two+Basicgrey Challenge week 19 + Papertake Weekly - Week 40

Good morning (again) everyone, yes your seeing it right this is my second post today and if you scroll down you could get the chance to win some of the new Wags and Whiskers stamps...sorry about my blurred cards today I think I must have forgotten my glasses when I took them lol...well its Friday and of course you know what that mean, yes its Just Magnolia time and we had another bumper entry last week, thank you all so much for your wonderful work...this weeks challenge is to use two stamps excluding text stamps of course, you don't have to mask them or anything just use them...I used these two because I thought they went so well together, they are coloured with Distress inks, I used the sketch from Papertake weekly and the photo inspiration from the Basic Grey challenge,...the gorgeous papers are of course Basicgrey or I wouldn't have been able to enter it for the BG challenge would I lol...its from the Sugared range and is called Dumpling, I bought this from Crafters and Co, oh and by the way I'm teaching three classes this month at Crafters too...the solid pink paper is velvet and so beautiful, the ribbon is velvet too...I finished with some cut out leaves a Prima Rose and some buttons and a ceramic sentiment from my stash...I hope you like it and hop on over to Just Magnolia to have a look at the rest of the DT's amazing work...enjoy the rest of your day everyone
Mina xxx
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