Friday 28 October 2011

Winter Tilda ...

Back again, I have been playing with my new Sizzix Bigz die called 'Tattered Pinecone'.  I have been waiting and waiting for this die to arrive and finally Tuesday that day arrived.  You know what us crafter's are like when new goodies are released!!!!
I decided that the pine cones would go perfectly with another new addition to my crafty stash; Winter Tilda by Magnolia.  The cones and fir have been sprinkled with Twinklets for a frosty effect.  Again I have coloured this little cutie with a combination of Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Prismacolor.  Some white gel pen dots followed by Opal White Liquid Pearls for the background.
  The backing papers are a download  combined with some white cardstock, distressed with Shabby Shutters.  The sentiment and the shabby stamps are Lili of the Valley along with Stempleglede  Grunge collection.  I have highlighted Tildas pom poms and muff with Liquid Applique.  Button and bell from my stash and some bakers twine to finish.  Oh yes, for a change plenty of handstitching too!
I am entering this card in the new challenge over at Just Magnolia which this time round is 'Merry Christmas'
I have a couple more new dies and Tildas which I am currently shuffling around my desk, so I will be back soon.
May I also take this opportunity to say thank you for all your lovely comments and welcome to my new followers too.  Take care, Jane x

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Merry Christmas Tilda ...

I have been playing around with this Tilda from last years Christmas release
on Kraft card once again.
Coloured with a combo of Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Prismacolor.  
As before the background has white dots from a gel pen and then Liquid Pearls Opal White.
The banner has been glittered with Stickles Xmas Red.
All the backing paper is from the Simply Cards and Papercraft mag,
Forever Friends gift
Sentiment is from Lili of the Valley
Doily is from Joanna Sheen
Ribbon is Wild Orchid Crafts
Hand stitched with red cotton
Button, gems and pearls from stash
And once again that gorgeous Doohickey mistletoe die
Currently playing with some of the new Magnolia release and my Tattered Pinecone Bigz die has arrived this morning so off to play!
Take care, happy crafting
Jane x

Monday 24 October 2011

Happy Bear-thday ...

Thought I would colour a Teddy Bo  image the other night and this is the end result, this little cutie it called 'On his tod'    Another card with the image being the largest part of the card which is a style I really like (can't you tell)!  
It doesn't really show well on the picture but the right hand side of Ted has been raised using foam pads in different depths right across to the left foot being just glued flat.
Some ribbon for his bow tie, a few gems, glossy accents for his nose, TH tumbled glass distress ink for the background. Computer generated sentiment and little hand stitching.  
I have been asked which Prismacolors I use to color these gorgeous little bears, so here goes;
I start with a base of Ginger Root followed by Light Umber, Burnt Ochre and then Dark Brown.
Once these colours have been applied I go lightly over the image with the Ginger Root again but without using the blending solution.  In the darkest areas I use a little black.
This is just my choice of colours but I found it works for me.  Just a matter of playing around to see what suits your technique/style best.
I am going to enter this in the Teddy Bo Challenge which is this time round is Clean and Simple
Happy crafting fellow craft addicts, take care Jane x

Thursday 20 October 2011

Rudolph Tilda ...

Today I have a gorgeous Tilda for you; Rudolph Tilda.  This particular stamp was part of last years Christmas release, but I think she is sooo cute I just had to dig her out and play.
I have stamped her on Kraft card and then coloured her using Promarkers for the background and her face and Prismacolor for the rest.  I was trying to create a velvet look and I am rather pleased with how she turned out.
The backing papers are a freebie from a mag back in the Summer, I think they are Fancy Pants?  I have matted and layered some red cardstock onto gold mirri with lace trim.  The mistletoe is a Doohickey die which is a new purchase for me.  I have also used some rafia, hand stitched in gold thread and the sentiment is also freebie, distessed with TH Antique Linen. Oh there is also a gold heart pin amongst the mistletoe too!
Just received some new Tildas from this years release, they are soooo cute (aren't they all)!
Take care, enjoy your crafting and I hope you like todays card
Love Jane x

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Little Holly ....

Today I have 'Little Holly' from the wonderful Lili of the Valley latest release.  This is the second card I have made using this little cutie but this time I have gone for a night time background.  I have coloured her using a selection of Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Prismas to create this affect.  As you can see I have taken my time and done it 'Pointillism' style.  
I have used navy linen cardstock, Papermania backing paper, Rymans white cardstock.
The sentiment is from the Adorables range of stamps, some red seam binding and I have recycled the holly leaves & berries from an old cracker, sprinkled with Twinklets diamond dust, all finished off with some more hand stitching.  Almost forgot some Stickles Crystal glitter for the candle to give a warm glow.
I am entering this card into the Lili of the Valley challenge this week which is 'Warm and Cozy'
Thanks for looking, take care, Jane x

Thursday 6 October 2011

Christmas Baubles ...

Sounding like a broken record but I am loving the Lili of the Valley Christmas release.  Today my cards are clean and simple using the 'Christmas Baubles' stamp.  I think I am really getting the hang of colouring with red, as I have said previously not a colour I enjoy shading but finally I think I have got it!

I have also shaded using a white Prisma pencil as shown on the lovely Bev's blog HERE
Recipe, well some mirri card, Rymans white cardstock, stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black.  Promarkers & Prismacolor, red gems for the holly berries and Cosmic Shimmer pearl pva for the mistletoe.
Thanks to all my followers, old and new.  Also like to thank my fellow Docrafters for all your lovely comments.
Take care, happy crafting
Jane x

Tuesday 4 October 2011

Joy to the World ...

Today I have a card which I have made in celebration of World Card Making Day over on the
 Lili of theValley blog.
I have used 'Moonlight Wishes' which is yet another irresistible stamp, I NEED them all!
This is my card especially for the occasion, crafting all over the world looking down from the moon!
I know we are all passionate about cardmaking so it is a joy to the world.

I have used non-traditional Christmas colours for this one for a change.  Papers are a free download distressed with TH Antique Linen.  Hand stitched, some ultra fine 'Lion's Mane' glitter and some liquid applique for here hat.  Some white flock for the snow, coloured using Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Prismas.
The sentiment is from a HOTP old QVC craft set, many moons ago (excuse the punn)!
Some ribbon and pearls to finish.
I have linked my favourite card I have made to date with a LOTV image which is here 
I love LOTV, it was hard to choose as I have soooo many stamps and there are different techniques and colours that I like about them all but this one is a recent make and my first ribbon wreath so I am rather proud of this one!
Thanks for popping by once again and to say 'Lee Evans' on his Roadrunner tour at the O2 last week was absolutely fantastic, crying with laughter, loved his final song and he finished off with his old routine of Bohemian Rhapsody!
Take care, happy world cardmaking day
Jane x