Monday, 31 January 2011

Good evening everyone.
You will be glad to know I am having a little better day, I even managed to go to work!
I have made a bit of a different card today, my first animal! I think it has come out ok, what do you think?
I have used a digital backing paper freebie from Scrapping with Jenn, at, which is absolutely fantastic and the wonderful paper from the digital kit, Paws from Crazy 4 Monograms at The brads are plain yellow, the flowers are felt and the wool are all quite old from my stash (sorry I am not sure where they came from). To finish the card I added a feather to add a little joke saying tickle tickle. I am going to enter this card into these challenges. A sketch challenge ends Wednesday 2nd A challenge about animal antics ends Wednesday A challenge about 'whateva' you like ends Sunday A something for the boys ends Sunday
Hope these come up ok, Lynn

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Tilda with gift

I am having another very bad day so no recipe today. I am going to enter this card into these challenges. A sketch challenges ends on Wednesday A pattern paper challenges ends on Wednesday A swirls challenge ends on Thursday
craftycardmakers. A flowers challenge ends Monday 8th A pink challenge ends Wednesday A monochromatic challenge ends Thursday A party challenge ends Friday
Hope this is ok Lynn

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Be Mine

I can't seem to get the colours right on this one, which is such a shame as it is lovely fresh spring colours. I am not to good today so I not going to put up the recipe, but if anyone would like it I will post it. It is quite a long card and has several bits to it.
The front

the first fold
the second fold
the inside I am going to enter it into these challenges: A lemon, green and white challenge
pixieduststudiopixiechallenge.blogspot. A 'who's the chef' challenge A challenge on Food for thought A buttons and bows challenge A tri fold card with insert challenge A layer it up challenge A going dotty with spots or dots challenge A Valentines cake challenge
I hope that I have linked these correctly Lynn

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Tilda with lots of hearts

Today I have made card using Tilda with Many Hearts form 'All that scraps'.
I did it a little different today as I used a digital kit for the background. The kit I used is 'Ladybug Ladybug' one of Katie's kits from 'Just so Scrapy'. I love Katie's kits and they are such good value. I printed the flowers out with the butterfly and put them on with foam tabs to give the card dimension. then added two red and white bows and two heart shaped brads. I also added two small brads (sorry I can not remember where I got the brads or the butterfly from). Lastly I cut out Tilda and attached her with foam tabs.
She is cute, what do you think?
I am going to try to enter these challenges with this card; A sketch and something digital A red black and white challenge A butterfly challenge A love theme with ribbon challenge

Cozy and Warm Tilda Sitting on a Snowball

I have made another Tilda,
Cozy and Warm Tilda from the Jolly snowy collection at Sir Stampalot. I made the card following a pattern from
To start I outlined the sides of the card with double sided tape and covered it with
white glitter. Then I cut 2 rectangles and punched one with a Fiskars boarder punch and embossed the other with stars from the Fiskars shape boss. On the other rectangle I stamped some Papermania clear snowflakes in with Papermania white ink and embossed them with Papermania clear embossing powder. I stuck these onto the card using foam tabs to give the card some dimension. Then I cut 1 large and three small circles with the Fiskars circle cutter covered them in school glue, then Papermania Sea foam embossing powder and heated it up with a heat gun before
sticking them on with foam pads. I wanted Tilda to look white so I only coloured where I thought she would have shadows with Copic C and the shoes in C3. The hearts are coloured in R37 and her snow angel wings are B00. Lastly l printed a small tag with my sentiment and edged it with Papermania sparkly white chalk.

I am going to enter it into these challenges; A template Challenge A white on white Challenge A texture and punch Challenge A anything but a squareChallenge A getting warmed up Challenge A angel and fairies Challenge
Hope this comes out ok, Lynn

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Shabby Chic Tilda in blue

I wanted to make a tutorial as a way to pay back all of the kindness everyone shows by putting up tutorials and ideas on their blog. You can see the tutourial on the previous page and this is what i made with the Tilda.
What do you think?

I found this paper I had printed a long time ago. It comes as a free download from and is called moody blues. This is a great free gift that I used to make a scrapbook page for my teen daughter and still had these bits left. I cut out a circle and two rectangles which I rounded the corners on from coordinating paper. Then I made one into a tag and the other into a pocket using sticky tabs to raise it up. I placed two white rectangles with rounded corners, ( I used a corner cutter to do this), on the top of the patterned rectangles, added brads ribbon and an eyelet from Craft Work using a punch to make the holes. I stuck everything on with double sided tape

including the three flowers which were also from Craft Works. I use my favourite sentiment, ‘A perfect day’ and linked it with ‘have’ which I hand wrote on the tag for the wording. Lastly I cut her out and stuck her on as if she was sitting on the white rectangle.

What do you think?

I am going to try to enter this card into these challenges;

I hope these links are ok I am still having problems with them!!!

Copic tutorial of Magnolia's Shabby Chic Tilda Sitting in blue and white

First I would like to say thank you to my followers, that’s right I just realised I have three followers!!! Thank you for coming along and looking at my blog.

Today I am going to have a go at writing a tutorial.

It is a little bit scary as I have not done this before! I have chosen the Shabby Chic Tilda Sitting from Sir Stampalot and I am going to colour her in blue and white with Copic pens.

To start, I am going to have my shadow on the left side. I know I should put the mark (I use scissors) on the right side but that confesses me so I put it on the same side as I am going to shadow. For the face, arms and tummy, I lay down a small section of E51.You don’t need to much just use the tip of your pen.

Then I will add E50 going over the top of the E51 and outwards.

Then I lay down E00 and go over the top of the other colours in small circle movements to
blend the colours and get rid of any lines.

To finish this section I colour two small circles in R11 for the cheeks and blend them over with E00.

For the Hair I start with E47 and put down small strokes on the stamped lines and where I think it needs to be dark (under the hair band and under the neck).

I then do the same again with E37

And E57

To finish this section I blend over the hair section in small circles with E35.

Next I am going to do the hair band and the jeans.

First with the very tip of the pen, go over all of the lines with B97. Then lay down B95 in small strokes going over the B97 and out to the right.

To finish lay down B93 and blend it using small circulars movements over the other two colours until all of the lines are gone or you think the shadow looks right. Try not to use too much ink as this could run into the area you want white. If this happens don’t worry. Wait until the colour is dry and it can be removed by using the chisel end of 0 and pushing gently back towards the colour. It may take a few tries but it should come out in the end.

For the top I coloured the spots in with B93 and added a little shadow around the arms, under the neck and at the bottom with C1. I try to use C1 when I am going to leave something white as I think it needs something to define and lift it.

I also wanted to leave the shoes white, but I felt they needed to be a little darker so I used C3 for the soles and the laces area.

I then used a white gel pen to colour the white spots on hair band and her belt. Then I add some highlights. I just go around and put the white where I think the light may make a shine.

Lastly I went over the belt buckle and the wings with a silver gel pen and sprinkled it with Gold Tinsel, 'Heat it Up' embossing powder, which I heated with a heat gun.

Caution I have done this before and I know it works ok, but you should check on another piece of paper before you do this. Also my pen is fine but I don’t know if doing this may cause fumes with other pens, so be careful.

And here she is all finished!

I will put up the items used for the card on my next page.

Wow that was a long post, sorry.

I hope that it helps others to enjoy stamping as much as I do.


Tuesday, 25 January 2011


I have just finished this little magnolia card (for my husband!!!) but am not sure if it is to girly! What do you think?

I made it because I just love this little stamp it reminds me of summer in the garden so maybe it is a card for me!

The stamp I used is Ladybug Hearts Tilda from Sir Stampalot and I coloured her with copic's.

For the face I used E51, 50, 00 and R11 for the checks which I blended over with the E00. For the hair I uses E37, 35, 33, and blended with E31. The reds were R29, 27, 24, 22, blended with R20 and R11 and for the tummy I blended with R00.

I have layered the card in red and white plain card, which I punched with wavy lines and Fiskars heart boarder punch. I also used the Fiskars embosser to emboss the heart.

To give the card dimension I raised the heart on tabs and added an old button I found in my stash to the satin ribbon. I also found the flowers in a bag at the back of my flower tray and I think they are just the right colour. What do you think?

I am going to try to put it into these challenges, but I am having a job linking from my sight back to the challenges!

dutchdare-cardchallenges Make a card following a layout


who said three is a crowd


three of a kind


old forgotten

paper cupcake

buttons ribbons and flowers

If anyone can tell me what to pick up on the challenge page to link back to my sight I would be very grateful. Thanks

I would also like to thank everyone for their lovely comments about my last card. Lynn

Sunday, 23 January 2011

This in my first card I have made to enter a challenge!! I used Copics to colour Sneaky Tilda, Papermaina flowers and swirl stamp, a butterfly sticker from Craft works and paper from my stash. To add highlights I use a white gel pen on the face and clothes.
I am going to try to link this card to these sites;

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

This is a very simple card i made for my Mum and Dad. it is just outline stickers, but I quiet like it! what do you think?

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Cinderella’s Carriage

This is a card I made using Fimo and a glitter sticker. This was my first attempt at water colours so it is a bit basic. I tried to make the glitter look as if it was coming out of the wand but am not sure it worked!!

Monday, 17 January 2011

A teddy bears picnic

For this card I made some Fimo food, with some quilled flowers and balloons. The teddies are outline stickers stuck onto coloured card.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

This is my first post and I am going to just put up a card I have made in the past.
I made this card for my friend Jane using a decoupage butterfly and some quilled flowers.