Monday, 30 April 2012

House Mouse: Anything challenge - HMFMC118

Good morning,
Todays card is for the house mouse challene, Anything, with the option of tea.
This time, i didnt realy use the tea part, but i went foodie, in a way.
I used Bo Bunny sweet tooth papers, and decoupaged the flowers and kettle, so they overlapped the image.

This sentiment comes from a K and co box of phrases, which i found quite funny, and true.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Best wishes

Hello!
Todays post is about the challenges over at official magnoliaand just magnolia.
I created this card, based on the colours and best wishes.

The papers are from Echo parks, This and That paper collection.
from the glitterpot.

The image is shopping tilda.
I added twine, a button, best wishes sentiment and diamonds.
This card is for:
Just magnolia and hanglar - buttons and bows





Friday, 27 April 2012

Scrapbook: Spring lambs

Good morning!
Todays post is about a scrapbook page i made using photos from our last days out.

I used the kaisercraft chatreuse collection of papers and sentiments.


And used me SMASH stamper at the end.


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Magnolia down under: anything but a card

Hello!
This project is for anything but a card, over at Magnolia down under.
I made a clock using 4 images, tilda in ballerina shoes, tilda with puppy, happy tilda and S.C.L tilda. 
The clock is simply made from a pizza board, which you get when you get a handmade pizza from a supermarket. Luckily mine didnt need much cleaning, just a wipe. The clock hands and mechanism came from an old clock.

I used k and company paper and added numbers.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Have a sunny Day

Good morning!
Today's card is on the summer theme, using the new Magnolia, summer memories collection. The background stamp is an older one, which was in sale. I used tilda with an anchor and the sentiment.
All coloured with promarkers.

The papers are from the fancy pants summer soul collection which you can find here
I added gems on the sentiment and corners, and matted all the papers and topper on yellow card.
This card is for:
Simply magnolia: Use 2 stamps
Joanna Sheen: Someone special.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Saturated canary: April showers

This card is for the saturated canary challenge, april showers.
I actually made this card a while ago and was told to keep it in case of a challenge, and because they thought it was one of my best cards:]I used pink gelato kaisercraft papers.



Happy Tilda

Good morning!
Yesterday i was lucky enough to treat myself to 4 new paper pads and 2 tilda stamps! So last night i began playing and created this card.
I used a my minds eye paper pad and happy tilda, coloured with promarkers.
This card will be for 2 challenges..
Creative inspirations: Case it - cardinspiration
Just magnolia and hanglar- Spring shades.

The stanps and paper pad came from the glitterpot.
Ribbon and lace from a local haberdashry shop and flowers from wild orchid crafts.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Just magnolia and Mo

Today, my posts are for the DP2 , spots challenge and the just magnolia and hanglar, lace challenge.

Using the image Spit happens, one of my faviourite, funny images, i created a new baby girl card, using stripes and spots.
I added matching card candy and twine.

I used ballerina tilda and Kaisercraft Chentreuse papers to create this simple design. I added magnolia flowers and wild orchid ones to as well as pearls.


Digby At 3 - journaling page

Hi!
This week, my dog turns 3! And seeing as its a special occasion, i created this page, showing three pictures from the past 3 years.
Starting with him as a pup, up until last year.

I dated it using my SMASH date stamper [ i love that thing! ]
and wrote in about the photos and how old he was at the time.

I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

Natalie

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Challenge post

This card is for Magnolia-licious, their challenge is a photo inspiration. I used a new Summer memories stamp, and some papers from a magazine.
Flowers from wild orchid crafts

This card is for Official magnolia.
I made a criss cross card and used dovecraft fairytale papers, distressed the edges. I used Lillyrose and tildas castle and masked them before colouring and distressing. Again i used flowers and added orange ribbon around it.



This is for Passion for promarkers and i love promarkers, who both had white on white this week.
I used tonic punches for the flowers, which i embossed with small dots, and the base card too.
I printed a wedding sentiment and coloured in the tilda wedding couple. Adding a white satin ribbon.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Recipe: Ruhbarb and Strawberry pies

This is a bit different to my usual posts, but today im doing a recipe.
Yes, you might be thinking, thats not a pie, and you'd be right. I changed the recipe to create a tart instead, which i'll add to the recipe.

You will need:
300g ruhbarb, cut into pieces - 250g pack of Strawberries, chopped
2 tablespoons of sugar and a ready made tart case
And for the pies
340g shortcrust pastry and an egg to glaze.

1. In a small saucepan, add the ruhbarb and strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, stir every now and again.
Once done, put to one side to cool down. Now, preheat oven
Gas mark 6, 200*c or 190*c for a fan oven

2. This step is for the pies.
Roll out the pastry to 3mm thick and for ease, half the pastry and roll into 2 batches.
Cut 3 rounds using a 11.5cm [ 4.5 in ] round cutter then make a cut in the middle of each, so you can fold and press into a 6 hole muffin tin.

3. For the tart, pour in the ruhbarb and strawberry mix into the case and put in the oven for around 10-15 minutes, and keep checking to make sure your case doesnt burn.
For the pies:
Spoon in the mixture, adding a bit of juice and pat down so each pie is full.
4. Roll out pastry again on floured board and cut six tops using a 9cm [3.5 in] cutter. Wet edges of tops and pies using the egg and pinch.
Put in the oven for 10-15 minutes and check. Leave in for a bit longer if not golden brown.


Lili's little fairies: Ribbon, bows and buttons.

Good morning!
Todays card is for the Lilli's little fairies challenge
Ribbon, bows and buttons.
For this card, i used BoBunny sweet tooth papers, layered on some pink and indigo card and used the little girl chef image, giving her dog a birthday cake.
I added a sparkly pink ribbon, and matching bow, and then 3 buttons to the top right.


Natalie


Monday, 9 April 2012

Saturated Canary cards

As you know, i was away for a few weeks, a few weeks back, and i had plenty of time to create cards. These are just 2, using Saturated Canary digis.
This first one is I LOVE U.
Made using papers from the first edition: Love letters paper pad, which were distressed around the edges. The image { called love letters! } was coloured using promarkers.
I also added twine and some flowers.

This one is called Small Treasures, because of the saying, Think big thoughts, but relish small treasures.
The papers and sentiment came from a spring paper pack in crafts beautiful last year.
The image was coloured with promarkers, the background in pencils and i added twine and pearls to finish.
The nice thing about this card is that it isnt to girly, but has small bits of pink for real girly girls.

Its official

Good morning everyone!
Happy easter, hope you all had a nice weekend.
Today it was announced i was a new member of the Fussy and fancy design team!
Im so happy to of been chosen and will start beginning of next month!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Challenge Post

This card is for the Saturated Canary challenge: Thinking of you
Using papers from first edition: Love letters

This card is for the sketch at PinkInk sketches, using a saturated canary image.

This card is for Passion for Promarkers: Weather related, using a magnolia image.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Blog candy winner

Congratulations too.............
Pixie D!
You have one my birthday blog candy stamps, congratulations!
Please message me on docrafts with your details so we can sort the prize out.
Thank you to everyone who has entered

Things with wings

Hello!
Im back from my two week break and have plenty to share over the next few weeks, as well as some exciting news, so keep watching!
This card is for two challenges.
Wild Orchid Challenge:Things with wings
Just magnolia: Anything goes

I used papers from the Love Letters first edtition paper pad, and added brown card as a backing. I also added some of this tan coloured net, which came from a jar of shells i bought while away.

I used Wild orchid flowers, and some ribbon they sent as a freebie.
I glazed parts of Lillyrose and added pearls to the corners.

Tilda Seaside Shaker Card

  Hello,  I have a summery shaker card to share today featuring some Magnolia stamps. I used the seaside scene for inside the shaker an...