This will be the blog that i will showcase my addiction for Marvellous Magnolia stamps, i hope that what i do here will inspire you as much as it gives me pleasure to work with these wonderful little rubber characters. For all my other stamping projects please visit my paper haven blog

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Magnolia-licious dt

Time again for another Magnolia-licious challenge and i am your host again this week.
I found this image on the net and loved it, sure by now you know that i have a weakness for pinks and shabby chic/ anything pretty.
For my card i used:  #532 Romantic window and #377 Travelling Tilda available for purchase from Magnolia-licious store where you will get amazing service from Diana aswell as discount.
My image was colored with copics, sorry i know i have gotta try and remember to add my colors, i just had to add loads of my teeny tiny pearls, i just love these, and keep your eyes peeled as i am gonna be sharing soon, as really i just have more than any one person should own.
I distressed all my edges for the shabby feel and added a doily for the chic bit, there is also a bit of hessian peeping out there and cotton lace, finally a lush piece of tulle that i found in my sewing kit.  Last but not least flowers and a couple of hat pins made by moi.
Please do come and join us the girls on the team as per their usual style of fabulous have some awesome creations to inspire you.

Hope you are all having a wonderfully creative week
P.S: i would also like to quickly thank everyone who continues to visit and leave me such encouraging comments, i apologise if i havent visited you for a while, however am really busy with lots of behind the scenes things in my real life and promise to try and make more of an effort.  See you soon.

Friday, June 24, 2011

New stamp kit inspiration

I wanted to get right in and play with my new stamp kit, especially since it has had a few negative remarks.  Personally i LOVE this new kit and am sure that there will be lots of inspiration to come, so if you still have yours, dont be hasty in selling it or giving it away.
My first ensemble is a rocket party favour that one could fill with smarties or astros, any small sweets i geuss.
I made this rocket with an old toilet roll inner and just embossed some silver paper, wrapped it around and adhered it.  The top is a cone shape that i made using the principle of cutting a circle and then cutting away a quarter of the circle to make a cone.  When i covered the round toilet roll inner i made sure that the top of the paper would extend over the top of the tube so that i could make slits in it and then adhered those slits to the inside of the cone.

i then just covered the bottom opening with a circle.  Cut triangles for the legs, only needing three as Tilda then is the fourth support.  Added lots of rhinestones from my stash.  Tilda was oclored with my copics and i gave her fishbowl a good going over with glossy accents.
My second little ensemble is a card using the new "cheerleader" and i love the red and white combo that some of the cheerleaders wear so thats what i used.  She is colored with copics and her pom poms were given a lavish going over with stickles, i also found a gelly roll in amongst my pens that i had clean forgotten about and i used it on the trim of her skirt and also on the boots of our little Astronaut, love the effect and far more slimmer than the spica.  My red and white paper was made by Moi, using a stamp and some white embossing powder on the red cardstock and plain ol ink on the white.
I added loads of flowers from my stash and a Marianne flourish to finish it off.
the sentiments are computer generated.
I am gonna enter the challenge on Its a Magnolia challenge with my little rocket since they want a shape other than a card.
Have a great weekend and please remember to come back soon for a visit as this blog will be getting used a LOT more in the future as i have had some great news, however cannot share it as yet, he he