Sunday, 20 June 2010

June Challenge for Sir Stampalot/ Week 60 In the Garden

Hi everyone I got inspired this weekend by the new edition of Magnolia Ink Mag. Just wish I could afford all the nice stamps they do. This card is for my mum as it is her birthday next month. I shall also be putting this project in at and at
It would be nice to win something, but hey its still fun to create.

Ingredients :
Stamps; Tilda with puppy and rustic bench, Magnolia greeting, flower and leaf stamps
Inks; Versa fine sepia, and regular versa inks, Promarkers, Copics and gel pens.
Papers; K&CO, cardstock
Punches; 3 different size daisy punches, Martha Stewart fence and leaf twig.
Circle cut out using a Fiskers circle shape cutter.

The instructions for making the card was not very clear but I think I managed it OK. I used K & Co for the paper's, I cut the butterfly's out of the paper, and I punched the flowers from the paper too, the fence is a punch from Martha Stewart also the twig leave thingies. Its a kind of box card that does not open up, the back is decorated with the same papers with the greeting on top. Mum has 2 dogs so that made it easy to pick which stamp, Tilda with a puppy.I stamped the edge of the circle with some flower and leaf stamps also at the base of the fence, I used my chalks for the background of Tilda so as to cover the whiteness. I used some gems on the centre of the flowers I made and on the tag. I coloured Tilda with promarkers and some of the copics that I have, but I think I should have stuck to one kind, someone said you could mix the two but I am not so sure. If you look close enough you can see a side view of a butterfly to the left of Tilda
If you would like to order Magnolia Ink Magazine or the stamps you can get them here in the UK

In the USA you can order from

Hope you all had a nice Sunday, mine was quite a day to my self.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Recipe Box

About a month ago at Crafty Women we did a joint effort of making a recipe box, the idea was taken from a magazine, one of the ladies had her husband make the template for us, some of us had loop sided lids, I was one of them, but we went ahead and came up with different d├ęcor. As you can see I chose a Baking Tilda on a rolling pin. I chose blue to match my kitchen. I plan to make another one in the future, might make a nice Christmas gift.
I coloured my image with promarkers and copic pens, I used a glitter pen for the lace edge and a white pen for highlights, unfortunately my camera does not always pick this up.
Project Tuesday has a easy project so go over a check it out, I may make one, but I have so many things I want to do but not always the time. See you all again soon.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Tea and Cake

Just made this at lunch time, its a cupcake trinket box, my nearest thing for cake on this diet.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Inside the card bookmark

This is the inside of Angela and mine, the bookmark is the strip at the bottom. I plan on dressing mine up some more as there is a birthday coming up soon.
This one is of Robinah
Here is Tracie's
And this one is Denisa, she plans on giving it to her friend, I like the idea of putting a photo inside.

Scrapbook in a CD case

Inside the CD case.
This is the front of the one I did, below is one of Tracie's.

We shall be doing some more of these in July, I managed to find a web site to get these particular CDs, they are called calender CD. I managed to put two together for the bible student girls who are due to leave this month, the one I made a crafty women I gave to the other girl Violeta Pantekoska who comes from Macedonia. I think this is one project I will do often as it makes a nice gift.

Craft Group Projects

By Robinah Doolo, one of our bible students from Uganda
By Tracie Cole
By Denisa Horvathorva bible student from Czechoslovakia
By Eunice Jackson
By Angela Fairbard

On Saturday a bunch of us ladies did some crafting, we did the Project Tuesday card/bookmark greeting card, I am also showing the scrapbook in a CD case that that was done at Crafty Women with Annie Haffermann.