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

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Magnolia day Sweden

have you seen that Magnolia Sweden are having an amazing open day

Unfortunately i definitely cannot ggo all the way to Sweden :(  however much i would love to go, the good news is that there will some of my fantastically talented dt teamies that will be giving demos etc, so if you able to you dont want to miss this event!!
those that do get there Enjoy!!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

TOMIC challenge #57 dt

hi friends, we have a new challenge on TOMIC, this time around its "no character stamps + embossing and the sketch
i gotta say i quite enjoyed this challenge, as a challenge for me it was, i hardly ever make these kinda cards, but i knew i would need a wedding card soon, so thats what i made.
 no excuses here, but i gotta say that the gold coloring looks much better irl.

 i heat embossed the middle panel with gold embossing powder, something else that i havent done in ages, in fact i almost got rid of all the embossing powder and heat gun a little while ago

 the background i used a couple of the old cuttlebug embossing folders for

stamp:  wedding rings from Magnolia, sentiment from whimsy
embossing folders: cuttlebug
Embellishments and additional drek, all from my stash
ins/ coloring: memento and copics, top boss for the hear embossing

Friday, September 7, 2012

Flower Fairy Tilda

I know i have been MIA for a while, but am slowly getting back my mojo and crafting spirit,
this card i just was itching to make, i had the image colored  a while ago, but hadnt made a card so decided that now would be an ideal opportunity

Image:  Flower fairy Tilda
inks: copics, memento tuxedo black, color box cats eyes: Prussian blue for around the edge of my papers and image, loads of stickles: star dust on the wings, icicles on the flowers
Papers:  cryogen pure white, MME, basil
Miscellaneous:  Flowers, ribbon charm, butterfly, rhinestones and pearls, garlands:  all from the never ending stash.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Halloween house

this house was featured in the latest Mag ink
 you can see here that i switched on the LED light
 i added cotton wool to the inside of the cauldron to make it appear as if it were smouldering
 these spiders were made with felt and stuffing and then added micro beads to the legs and googly eyes
 these spider webs were actually bought at one of those places that sells decor for halloween and the more you stretch the stuff the more spidery webby it becomes, i only found it after i had already added the gauze.
 the little door wreath was also made by yours truly, lol

i just wanted to give you a few close up views

Autumn wheelbarrow

sharing another of those projects of mine that didnt make the grade.
 this whole wheel barrow was made out of foam board and covered with a wood grain wall paper
 the edges were all inked with chestnut roan cats eye chalk ink pad, a pearl for the centre of the wheel
Again i used acetate to make the butterflies hover over the wheel barrow.
I used Tilda in Autumn leaves inside the wheel barrow.

halloween lantern

i have been missing for so long now from my blog that i thought it high time that i just shared a few things.
this lantern was made for the Mag ink however didnt make the grade for the magazine so here it is here.

 here you can see it with the LED light turned on inside

 A close up of Tilda with pumpkin
for the top, i wanted my bats to look as if they were hovering so i attached the with acetate to the top of the lantern.
have a great weekend