Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Tilda Easel Card

This is a gorgeous new Tilda I just added to my collection this past weekend!  I've always loved her and Heather had some new Magnolias in stock so this one happened to land in my basket, LOL!  My best friend's daughter turns 16 this week and purple is her favourite colour so I decided to ink up this little cutie as she is quite the writer and has already written her first novel!  I figured this was the perfect Tilda for her!
I coloured with my copics and made Tilda a blonde!  I'm really pleased with how my blending turned out on this image - it looks even nicer in real life!!  I used a decorative paper piercing template on the purple panel behind Tilda to add some subtle detail with little pearls in the corners to finish off the look.

I used my small and medium retro flower punches to create the flowers and added a little pearl to each centre.  The bow is made with the bow-easy.  Paper and sentiments are from stash.  I used Labels 10 on the sentiment below.

I will add this card into the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week which calls for 'dimension'.  The sketch is this weeks 'Just Magnolia' challenge.  Edit:  I found another Magnolia challenge blog 'Magnolia Stamp Lovers' and this weeks challenge is 'The Colour Purple' - how perfect!!!
Thanks for your visit today - I always love to see you here!  I hope you have a minute to leave a much appreciated comment!  Enjoy your day!
Danielle x

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Bunny Tilda!

It was a miserable day yesterday (rain, rain & rain - but better than snow!!) so I managed to sneak into my craft room in the morning and put together this sweet Easter Bunny Tilda card.  The image is one I received in a RAK, not sure who from but I'm thinking it was Linda - thanks my friend!
I coloured with my copics, cut her out and placed her on one of my new nesties Label 10 dies.  I've followed the sketch from Friday Sketchers which is by the fabulous Jeanette.  Totally Papercrafts has the challenge this week of 'Pink & Green' and also at Magnolia Down Under they want to see 'Stitching' on your cards.
The paper is from Bo Bunny, ribbon is from stash as are the Prima flowers, spacers & pearls.  I used the MS branch punch around the flowers.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!  I appreciate you calling into my blog and leaving a comment.  I hope you're able to get your fingers inky today - I have to say I'm a little green with envy seeing all the new Magnolia rubber people have got their hands on at the NEC this past weekend!!
Danielle x

Monday, March 29, 2010

Magical Monday - An Easter Basket!

Good Monday Morning my friends!
Welcome to my last Magical Monday with 'There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes'.  My DT term is done and I enjoyed every minute of it with a fabulous group of ladies!  They're also saying goodbye to Patti J - it has been such a pleasure working with this talented group of  ladies! 
Our lovely Sue set the challenge this week with this super sweet 'Eggs-traordinary Find' - isn't this bunny the sweetest!  She has asked us to make an Easter basket incorporating this image onto the project.
I used this wonderful design I found over on my friend Christine's blog.    I coloured the bunny & egg with very subtle shades of copics (it looks better IRL) and with my new MS grass punch I stuck it round the oval shape and added stickles for some sparkle!  The paper is from BG Porcelain.

I used another MS border punch (Daisy?) to create this pretty handle and added a gorgeous prima flower to the top.  A gree ribbon tied to the side adds some finishing detail to the basket.
It's an incredibly simple basket to make and have to say I'm so happy with the result.  I hope you're able to pop over to TMITA and check out all the other DT's creations - they're gorgeous!  And that maybe you can find the time to join in with the challenge this week too - Nina has another fab prize up for grabs!
Well, that's all for today folks!  Thank you so much for stopping by and coming for a visit!  I always love to see you here - I hope you enjoyed my little Easter basket.  I really hope I can get some more crafty time in this week - these last couple of weeks has been a little slow on the blogging side so I do apologise for that! Thanks for any comments you may leave - they are appreciated so much more than you could know.

I would also like to thank my beautiful blogging friends, Linda & Sue for passing on this fabulous award to me - again, thanks for thinking of me and it is truly appreciated.  I realise I also haven't mentioned my recent blog candy wins!  I want to thank Mandy for winning hers last Sunday and also Jodie from Oz for winning her Magnolia Down Under blog hop candy!  I was also a runner-up with Norma's candy and won a sweet Mukmuk Olympic mascot keychain (my son has already claimed that prize from me, LOL)!!  So, I have been incredibly lucky recently - maybe I should go and buy a lottery ticket!!!
Also, my class on Saturday at Heather's was a great success - I had such a blast with the ladies and they made fantastic cards using the cuttlebug resist technique!
OK, now I have to apologise for the long post, LOL!  Enjoy your day everyone!
Danielle x

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Winter Wonderland - A sketch with Santa!

I hope you're all enjoying a wonderful weekend!  This week has been so full of stuff I've had to deal with so I really do apologise for my severe lack of posts recently.  I hope this coming week will allow some more crafting time.
Anyhows, I have my Winter Wonderland DT card for you today.  Our lovely Pascale is hosting this weeks challenge and she has given us a fab sketch to work with, with the additional bonus of including Santa somewhere on your project.  There is fabulous inspiration from my fellow DT sistahs so be sure to pop over there and check out the blog this week!  We are also sponsored by Christine from Stamping Sketcher who will offering 3 digi images for the prize this week.
I've used this gorgeous Magnolia Santa which I coloured with Distress Inks and then cut out.  The tree is also Magnolia and instead of colouring it green I just added Diamond stickles so there's lots of sparkles & glitter on the card too!  Paper is from Daisy D's and I used this beautiful red lace from stash.  Red adhesive pearls and the Magnolia sentiment finish off the card.
I hope you all enjoy your day and get some time to get inky!  Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave!  I appreciate you all very much!
Danielle x

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My upcoming class at Heather's .....Cuttlebug Resist Technique

Hi there!
These are the two cards from my upcoming class at Heather's this coming Saturday March 27th from 10-12.   They both use a fun technique called Cuttlebug Resist which is so easy and effective for making interesting backgrounds.
The card above is created using the recessed window technique and uses this gorgeous sentiment stamp from The Stamp Barn.  The flourishes are BossKut.  The cuttlebug design is the Argyle folder.
This second card uses the Moroccan screen folder with both the emboss and resist techniques.  I've used the Fleur-de-Lys pendant die cut from Spellbinders.  The card is sprayed with Tattered Angels Pearl glimmer mist to add the gorgeous sheen.  Blue gems add a nice touch of bling to the final look.

Thanks for coming by today for another visit - I so appreciate you taking the time to come by and leave your comments.  As it's raining outside I plan on sitting here a while longer with a cup of tea and catch up on some commenting!
Danielle x

Monday, March 22, 2010

Magical Monday - A Recipe to follow ...

Welcome to another Magical Monday at 'There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes!

My teamie Olga Jewel brings us this weeks challenge. She wants us to use "any acquired Paper Cupcake's image" and 1,2,3 Create! What does that mean? Well, she wants you to use on your project:

1 Paper Cupcake image (your choice)
2 ribbons
3 buttons
I chose to use this gorgeous 'Chick & Pussy Willow' image. I coloured with my prisma pencils and OMS and added stickles to the pink flowers. Paper is BG Eva and flowers are Prima. Buttons, ribbons & swirl are all from stash. I followed the sketch over at Friday Sketchers this week so I will also enter this card into their challenge too!  Stamp with Fun has the theme 'Easter' for this weeks challenge so this card can be entered in there aswell.
I hope you're able to pop on over to TMITA and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous creations - what fantastic inspiration there is for you there! Hopefully you can find the time to join in with our challenge this week - Nina has another fabulous prize up for grabs too!
Wishing you all a wonderful day and thank you so much for your visit and any comments you may leave!
Danielle x

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Winter Wonderland - An Aperture Card Challenge

Good Sunday morning everyone!
I hope you are all well and enjoying this weekend. I apologise for my lack of posting this week - glorious weather and my boys off school meant we were outside doing things and my craft room really didn't see too much of me at all!
But, here we are at another Winter Wonderland challenge and today it's my turn to host the challenge - an aperture card. As we're being sponsored this week by Teri at Delicious Doodles, this gorgeous robin is one of her digi images. I coloured with my copics and cut the robin out and placed him in the aperture circle. MS punched leaves with added stickles add some detail to the circle too. Paper is Daisy D's and the little bow is recycled ribbon!
Well, thanks for popping over today for a visit. I hope you're able to pop over to Winter Wonderland and join in with this weeks challenge. The rest of my DT sisters have gorgeous creations for your inspiration and christmas mojo! So make a card - your christmas card stash will be so glad you did, LOL!!!
Danielle x

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A 100th Birthday Card!

I was asked to make a '100th' Birthday card for a lady who still enjoys putting on make-up, doing her hair and feeling good! Mmm, I had to rummage through my stamps to fit this bill then I remembered this gorgeous Charleston dancer image from The Stamp Barn.
I coloured with my copics and as the lady is ethnic I used appropriate colours to give her an ethnic skin tone. I decided on an easel card just to add extra glamour to the card. I wanted to use lace to add the touch of 'vintage' but also added 'rhinestones' for the glitz of turning 100 and still feeling glamorous at this age - I hope it worked!
Papers are from stash and the ribbon is SU! chocolate chip taffeta. The birthday sentiment is from The Stamp Barn and the flower is a cream aster from Wild Orchid Crafts.

A close-up of the image

We are enjoying an absolutely gorgeous day at +16oc and the boys are on the front driveway chalking with their dad!! I'm about to join them with my cup of tea! Enjoy the rest of your day whatever you choose to do and thanks so much for your visit. I appreciate any comments that you leave - and all I can say is that I hope I can look and feel this glamorous if I ever have the privilege of turning 100!!! LOL!
Danielle x

Monday, March 15, 2010

Magical Monday - Bunny Cupcake!

Welcome to another Magical Monday with Paper Cupcake images. This week Nina has this super cute 'Bunny Cupcake' image as the freebie to play with over at TMITA/PCC. Our DT sistah, Kim, is hosting this weeks challenge:-

Make any "non-traditional" style card (e.g., free standing pop up, joy fold, tri-shutter, etc)
Splitcoast Stampers is a good place to see different styles
This week over on Friday Sketchers they have a gorgeous sketch and I was inspired by the fabulous Claudia to use a gate-fold card as it fitted the sketch perfectly! So I will also enter this card into their challenge this week too!
I decided to go with spring colours as bunnies always remind me of Spring/Easter. I coloured the bunny with my copics, cut it out and added whatever they are called for the whiskers (I have no idea what one would call these!!). If you happen to know, please feel free to add it to your comment, LOL! Papers are from GCD Designs 'No Worries' collection. I mounted the image on a nesties label. I sewed around the edges and sewed in the lace at the same time. Flowers are made using the retro flower punch (medium & small sizes) with an adhesvie pearl in the middle. Lastly, a pink silk bow made with my bow-easy adds a touch of elegance to the bunny!
Here's how I finished off the inside. I pulled out my MS bunny border punch - isn't it cute!!

I hope you're able to join in with this weeks challenge over at TMITA/PCC. This image is so versatile - great for Easter, birthday and Spring cards! Thanks for visiting today and as always, comments are so very much appreciated and cherished!

Wishing you all a wonderful week! My boys are on March Break so I don't know how much blogging/crafting I'll get done. If I get into my craft room then I'll consider myself lucky!!


Danielle x

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Winter Wonderland - A Victorian Christmas

Hi friends!

I hope you have all been enjoying a wonderful weekend! At Winter Wonderland this week, Pascale has given us the challenge to create 'A Victorian Christmas' with distressing as an optional bonus. I don't have a ton of vintage or victorian style stamps but I do own this one and I feel that these 'collage' style stamps fit the bill nicely!

We welcome 4 wonderful and talented ladies to our DT team this week. I would like to introduce Marianne from Marianne's Craftroom Mandy, Kate & Janet. Welcome girls - we are thrilled to have you join us to share your incredible talent!

I decided to go heavy on the distressing with this card and have to say I love the finished result! This is so not normally my style but I'm happy to have achieved this. I used my distress inks and foam blending pad on the image (Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet & Tea Dye). I was pretty heavy-handed with the distressing tool too! I made the flower myself (that's a first!!) and then added some lace underneath it. The gold adhesive pearls are from Prima.

That's all folks! Make sure you pop on over to Winter Wonderland and check out the gorgeous creations that my fellow DT girls have made. Hopefully you can find the time to join in with us this week too and start adding to your christmas card collection! I have to say I'm quite enjoying doing a christmas card a week and seeing my pile grow!

Thanks for stopping by today and coming for a visit - I always love to have you here. Your comments are always very gratefully received and appreciated! I hope you enjoy the remainder of your weekend! And for the moms celebrating today, a very Happy Mother's Day!! And now that we turned our clocks forward, we get to enjoy lighter evenings - yay - Spring is definitely around the corner now!!


Danielle x

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tilda - A Birthday Card!


I managed to get some 'me' time in my craft room and I wanted to play with my new Distress Ink colours - oooh they are delish!

I decided to ink up a Tilda that has sat unloved for a while. She is such a sweetie and she looks so pretty in these gorgeous colours. I coloured her using Brushed Sage, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar & Pumice Stone. Vintage Photo for her hair and Tattered Rose & Tea Dye for her face.

Papers are from GCD Designs 'No Worries' range. I pulled out my new MS Garden Trellis punch which is stunning and used the MS butterfly punch too. Sentiment is from PB and flowers are stash (the asters come from Wild Orchid Crafts).

I've used Bev's sketch which is this weeks challenge over at Just Magnolia. I will also enter this into Totally Papercrafts to use 'Things with Wings', Magnolia Down Under to make a birthday card and Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is 'Spring'. Woo, 4 challenges!!
Magnolia Down Under are celebrating their 1st Birthday with a fabulous Birthday Blog Hop! Be sure to go and check out their fantastic creations and join in with the fun - there are lots of prizes to be won on the way too!!

Thanks for your visit today - I hope you have the time to leave a comment! And thank you if you do! I hopped around this morning to my fave blogs but didn't have time to leave a lot of comments so I'm off now to do some more!

Danielle x

Friday, March 12, 2010

An Award and PaperWorksCo are having a release party tonight!!

I've received this wonderful award from my dear blogging friend Fiona. I know I've received it from others too and I apologise now for not recalling who exactly :(
A huge THANK YOU from my wonderful friends who have thought of me to pass this on to. I really hope that in the spirit of the award that not only do I bring sunshine to other people but that it radiates on and outwards to others in blogland too! I just happen to love these Gerbera daisies too! I know it's a very lazy way to do it, but PLEASE, if you haven't received this award yet, take it from me and pass the sunshine on to others!
Also, I wanted to let you all know that PaperWorksCo is having another stamp release party tonight. It starts at 8pm ET and you can be assured of a fun and entertaining time with lots of prizes up for grabs! It would be great to see you there!
I hope you all enjoy a wonderful start to the weekend. My boys are all excited as they've officially started their March Break and can't wait to have a weeks holiday off school! I hope the weather continues this upward trend of warming temps and sunshine!
Take care everyone!
Danielle x

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Swiss Pixie Card!

Happy Wednesday everyone!
I received some gorgeous CC Designs images in the mail yesterday from my sweet blogging friend, Rachel - thanks hun, they're wonderful!
I was inspired by the fabulous sketch over at Simon Says Stamp challenge this week so I've made this card to fit that sketch challenge, Cute Card Thursday which is 'Lucky Green' and for the first time I think I'll enter it into Flutterby Wednesdays challenge (to use angels, fairies, butterflies etc. anything with wings).
I coloured with my copics. Paper is from GCD Designs "Whoop de Doo" range. Lace and flowers are from stash and I used the MS oak leaf punch. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from The Stamp Barn.
A short post today as I have to go in and do pizza at school and then the boys have a drama presentation this afternoon that they've been working on - I'm quite excited to see it!
Thanks for popping by for a visit today and leaving your comments - they're always so much appreciated! I hope you're all enjoying a beautiful day wherever you are - we sure are here!
Danielle x

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

An Edwin card for 3 challenges!

I hope you're all well - the sun is shining here so my world is a very happy one today! I have an Edwin card to show you and I don't know why it took me so long to ink up this gorgeous lad from my winter kit!
I am able to submit this card into 3 challenges - the sketch layout is this weeks challenge over at Sketch Saturday. A Spoonfull of Sugar has the theme 'recycling' and I recycled the brown grosgrain ribbon from the packaging of some Prima Flowers. And lastly, Magnolia Down Under has a recipe to follow of '3 papers, 3 flowers, 2 buttons & 1 bow'.
I coloured Edwin and the stone steps with my copics. The papers are from GCD 'Whoop de Doo' line. I paper pierced around the half-circle, added 3 small flowers with 3 buttons on the top and finished off with some chocolate brown adhesive pearls. The white grosgrain ribbon is from stash.
I really hope you like the card and thank you for coming by for a visit. I love to read your comments so please do leave me one and let me know you've been!
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Danielle x

Monday, March 8, 2010

I'm so excited .....

I just had to share this exciting news with you all ....... I've just been accepted onto the Copic Certification Course that is coming to Ottawa on May 2nd. It is primarily open to store owners and instructors before they open it to the public and I'm so thrilled to have received an acceptance email this morning!! I tell ya, I did the happy dance all the way round the kitchen, LOL!! I'm very excited to be learning more about these pens and then be certified at the end of it!
Thanks for listening - my excitement is just bubbling over! Hope you're all enjoying a beautiful day!
Danielle x

Magical Monday - Green & Gold!

Hi everyone and welcome to another 'Magical Monday'. Today, it's my turn to host the challenge over at 'There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes'. Nina is offering up this fun image this week 'Pot of Gold' and as it's an Irish leprechaun, what better than a colour challenge of 'Green & Gold' (with the added bonus of using metal somewhere on your project)!

So, pop on your sunglasses before you look to closely, LOL!! Yep, it sure is a bright one! I have to say not my normal colour palette at all but hey, it's good to get out of your own 'colour box' and experiment with something that's completely not you!! I coloured the image with copics. I embossed the back yellow panel with the Moroccan embossing folder and used the MS arch lattice border punch. The rainbow crocheted flowers are ones my friend made for me when she was in the process of trying to teach me to crochet, lol!! Ribbon and metal brad are from stash.

I had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend - the weather was fabulous and the kids had a blast out on their bikes, walking the trails and feeding the chickadees.

I sure hope you can hop on over to TMITA and join in this weeks theme. The DT girls have shared some amazing cards with everyone this week too so there's lots to be inspired by! Nina also has this fabulous prize up for grabs this week for those participating in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your wonderful comments. I also have to say a HUGE thank you to those of you who've contacted me to send our dear blogging friend Linda a get well card - I appreciate it so much and I know she most certainly will! Enjoy a wonderful day everyone!


Danielle x

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Winter Wonderland - A week of New Beginnings + a sketch challenge!

Welcome to my blog! It's another challenge over at Winter Wonderland and we have lots of things happening over there this week! First and foremost we will be saying goodbye to three of our wonderfully talented DT ladies, who are not only DT sisters and talented crafters, but who I can truly say have become great blogging friends and will be sadly missed. A goodbye and huge thank you to Joey, Lesley & Teri S - best of luck to you all in all your crafting ventures! We will now be having a DT call to add to our fabulous group of DT ladies so if you're interested, be sure to pop on over to Winter Wonderland, join in with this weeks challenge and add 'DT' to your card link. There are also other changes happening to the challenge blog so hop on over to see what's new! Hope to see you there!

So onto this weeks challenge - we have another gorgeous sketch from our super talented Pascale. It was a really fun one - I pretty much followed it although I realise I didn't add a sentiment yet - couldn't quite find the right one but I'm sure one will go on at some point!

Onto my card ....this fab image is from Sunshine Designs by The Stamp Barn and coloured with my copics. Papers are by Daisy D's and brads, pearls and ribbon are from stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today - I truly appreciate your time to come over and leave a comment! Enjoy your Sunday and if you are a movie buff like me, have a great time at the OSCARS!!


Danielle x

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A special Request ....

Many of you know and follow a wonderful and incredibly generous blogging friend, Linda, from Linda's Crafty Creations. For those of you who do not know, Linda is currently in hospital having suffered a heart attack. I am devastated to hear this news and desperately wish her lots of prayers and a speedy recovery.
Being a fellow crafter we all know how wonderful it is to receive handmade cards. If you have the time and wish to send Linda a get well card, please email me and I will forward you details of how to get a card to her.
Please keep Linda in your thoughts and prayers as we wish her a quick recovery to full health.
Danielle x

Friday, March 5, 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge - A Tent Card!

Yay - it's Friday! I hope you're all looking forward to a great weekend - we have fantastic temperatures coming our way (+11) so can't wait to get out & about!

The special monthly challenge over at Just Magnolia is a fab tutorial by Dena showing how to make a tent card! Oh, this was fun and so super easy! I chose to use this Tilda as she's perfect for dangling in this type of card. I coloured with my copics and cut her out. Papers are from the BG Porcelain pad - I'd forgotten how pretty these papers are! My embellishments are these funky spring branches that I found in the Dollar Store! I find a lot there don't I??!!!! LOL The little coloured balls are polestyrene and are kinda cool. I added a couple of white cherry blossoms and some pearl spray. I love the Spring branch effect it gives.

Edited to add this new picture! I found this cute sentiment stamp at Michaels today and thought it would be the perfect fit on this card!

Here's a side view of the card to how the dimension and how easily it goes together. I will also submit this card into the Simon says Stamp challenge this week which is a Mother's Day/Girly card as I've made this card to send back to Jersey for my mum.

Well, thanks for stopping by today - I hope you were able to be inspired! I will definitely be making this style of card again - go try it out - the tutorial is right here! Thanks for your wonderful comments - every single one of them is truly appreciated! Have a fabulous day everyone!


Danielle x

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tilda with Kitty - A card for 2 challenges!

Hello all!

I hope you're all enjoying glorious sunshine like we are today! I inked up this sweet Tilda with cat for the first time and coloured with my copics. She's a real sweetie and I love it more than I thought I would!!

I pulled out these papers which have been sitting unused for way too long. It's not my normal colour scheme but I like it. I've used the sketch over at Truly Scrumptious this week. With the paper full of flowers & leaves and adhering my own flower/leaf embellishment I will also enter this card into the Quixotic Challenge this week which is 'Leave it Out' - to use leaves on your card. Instead of adding a sentiment I decided to link up this charm instead which says 'love'. The ribbon is SU! chocolate chip taffeta (so lush)!! Pearls are from my stash. I also used the MS Topiary border punch for the two panels behind Tilda.

I'm not sure if I'll get back into my craft room today. I have my #2 son, Joel, home sick with a tummy bug. He started throwing up at 2.15am this morning and completely missed the bowl beside him, LOL! So, lots of laundry needs to get done as well as nursing and pampering my sick buddy. Yesterday it was my eldest son - they seem to be taking turns. Let's hope it stops at this one!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments - they're very much appreciated! Enjoy the rest of your day whatever you're doing and be sure to stay safe!


Danielle x

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Peachy Tilda!

Great to see you here my friends - I hope you are all well! I have managed to give my craft room a spring clean today - wow, it feels so good to see my desk again, LOL!! It's amazing how the sunshine and +temps lifts ones spirits!
I snuck down to my craft room after lunch and put together this cutie Peachy Tilda card. She's coloured with my copics and cut out. I've followed Sue's sketch which is this weeks challenge over at Totally Papercrafts. The dp is MME 'Bloom & Grow' and the lace is my super Dollar Store find! The roses are also from the Dollar Store and the cherry blossoms come from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from the Magnolia Winter kit. I sewed around the edges which have also been distressed. I sponged 'Tea Dye' distress ink on the nestie circle too. I will also enter this card into the Just Magnolia challenge this week for 'Birthdays'.
Thanks for popping by today - it really cheers me to know you've taken the time to come by, look and leave a comment!
We have a great looking forecast this week with temps rising to +5 and sunshine - maybe Spring is finally on its way! I miss the beautiful daffodils starting to bloom in the UK at this time - it's my wedding anniversary on Sunday and it always reminds me of the gorgeous daffodils that were in our photos! Have a wonderful afternoon and evening everyone!
Danielle x

Monday, March 1, 2010

Magical Monday - A sketch and lots of pink!

Good Monday Morning!

I hope you're all well and that you have a good beginning to a new week! Firstly - huge congrats to TEAM CANADA! on a fantastic hockey game last night to win Olympic Gold! Wow - such exciting stuff!
I'm beginning to feel more like myself and actually enjoyed my time back in my craft room this weekend! Yay - I feel like some normality is coming back! So here we are already at the first Monday of March! My super DT member, Patti Nelson, has a fabulous sketch to start us off on our challenges this month over at There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes. We can use any acquired image from Paper Cupcakes thus far to participate in this weeks challenge. I used this wonderfully cute elephant with birthday balloons called 'Birthday Wishes'. I've actually made this card for a sweet blogging friend who's just had a gorgeous baby girl - yes Joey, it's on its way to you!!

So this is the sketch to play with and I rotated it to use with the image I chose. I coloured my image with copics and used an oval nesties die cut. I found this gorgeous glittery bright pink paper from a DCWV stack. I used the MS zig-zag border punch. Ribbon, gingham ribbon for a bow and a fabulous bright pink crocheted flower (from Christine - thanks hun!!) with pearl brad finish off the details on the card. I will also enter this card into the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week which is 'Ribbon-tastic'.

I have to say I'm so happy with this bright and cheery card - it really makes me smile when I look at it! It's not often I use such bright colours but it's definitely a feel-good card!

Well, that's all for today! I really hope I can get down to my craft room today as I need to play catch up and now that my mojo is co-operating I want to make the most of it, lol!!! Thank you all for stopping by and paying me a visit - your comments are always hugely appreciated! Have a fantastic day!


Danielle x


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