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 20, 2012

Tomic challenge #54

There is a fab new challenge on Tomic and for this challenge its Tags and flowers.
I'm really no good when it comes to tags, i seem to have this mental block that if its a tag its too small to do anything with, and once made what am i gonna do with it?

While talking to Barb the BFF the other night i made the first tag, and when i showed her she said "No thats not it! you gotta make another one"  I gotta say she was right, the first tag looked my poor Tilda was standing in a thistle bush.  I am just loving these papers and colors right now, so i went with the same paper for the second go at the tag.

so i re thought the tag thing and then i was quite pleased that i had.  I added the little hat to it since the image i chose has a hat, adding ribbon and pearl sprays.

I hope you too will join in the challenge and enjoy the process of creation with us this week on Tomic
Paper:  Bo bunny and basil basics
stamps:  Tilda with straw hat and Tilda with hellebores
inks: copics and memento
dies: spellbinders, doohickeys, Xcut, and ek success deep edge flower
other: pearls, butterflies and pearl sprays from the stash

Monday, June 11, 2012

Time to play

For those of you that follow my blog i am sure you're aware that my life has been hectic of late, to say the least.
I have three little kids, we have recently moved into a house from a condo, i have started teaching again recently and that too takes up a lot of my day time craft time, also i am on the Magnolia ink dt and that demands that i find time to make projects and send to Sweden.  So i havent had very much time to play, i kinda try and get my dt commitments done and then the demands of life also need to be seen to.  Well i sent my projects off to Sweden today, i am neglecting the house work and the kids are safely plugged in to the TV.  TIME FOR ME TO CRAFT!!!
i had so much fun making this card and am gonna enter it into the challenges listed below.  What inspired me to make time to craft?  Have you seen the fantastic card that Norma made here!  Those clouds and background just blew the wind right out of my sails and i thought, even if i NEVER measure up i gotta try that.
 So i followed the links she has from where she was ispired, watched a few more you tube videos, and thought ok here goes nothing!!  Well i did mess up, but kept going till i was happy with what i saw, then cut the card and wouldnt you know it! the image was wayyyy toooo big for my card, i wasnt going to color another one, so if you look at the bottom of the image you can see a coupe of chopped pieces where i had already cut my image in one nestie and then had to figure another one that would still cut the image so i could use it.

I am also nuts for little sprigs in my flowers as fillers, so i made these little brown ones which i love making, work for the brain dead, yep thats me right now, lol
Added loads of stickles, the sentiment was cut by a friend of mine who was gonna throw them away as she said the machine had burnt them, i love the burnt look!
challenges this card fits:
Its a Magnolia challenge #34: pink and brown
Lovely hanglar or sweet magnolia: faourite color combo
Magnolia down under: winter
Tilda's town: sketch
have a great week
Stamps:  Tilda with snow heart, winter fence
colored with copics, distressed papers with chestnut roan chalk ink
papers:  Queen of hears SA
other: MS punch, memory box winter corner, doohickey lovely fence
Embellishments:  all from the stash and sprigs made by moi.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tomic challenge

WE are having a very special 1st Anniversary bash over on Tomic this week and i really hope that some of you will play along with us, the fun challenge is of course anything goes and there is also a surprise for the winners, to read all about the prizes pls head over to the Tomic challenge blog

I had to whip this card up in record time as i had almost forgotten about the challenge coming up and had planned on making something other than a card for the auspicious occasion, however when short of time this is what you get, lol
stamps:  Rose scent Tilda, old bench
punches: MS cherish, spellbinders labels 17, Nellie Snellen leaf punch and emboss, Leone Em

Papers:  MME and basil basics
sentiment: computer generated
Flowers:  handmade and from my stash, ribbon from the stash

have a great week