Thursday, 30 June 2011

Emerald Faerie Garden Sentiments Release

Hi everyone! Today the Emerald Faeries Garden is extremely proud to announce the Release of 2 brand spanking NEW SENTIMENT RUBBER STAMP SETS!!!! We are so excited to be proudly bringing these special new stamps onto the the world wide web & are now for sale at THE EMERALD FAERIES ONLINE STORE


These gorgeous Sentiment Stamps have been designed by 2 of the Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team ladies- how Brilliant are they!!!!

The Beautiful Flourish Sentiment Rubber Stamps have been designed by the very Talented DONNA SMITH & the most Awesome Ticket Rubber Stamps have been designed by the vert Talented ANITA MARIE BOWNDS I am sure you are going to Love these new sets & they have been specially created to co ordinate with the Emerald Faeries Garden Stamps!

Proudly presenting Donna Smith's Flourish Rubber Stamp Sentiments-:



Proudly presenting Anita Marie Bownds Ticket Rubber Stamp Sentiments-:



Be sure to check out what The Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team B have created with this Gorgeous New release:

Deb Mitchell 
 and me:)
Here is my card I made for this wonderful new Release-:
 

Recipe:
Stamp: Emerald Faerie Garden- Kayla and Twinkie
Coloring medium: Promarkers
DP: Webster's Pages- Vellum Collection and Prima- Madeleine
Embellies; WOC flowers, leaves and ribbon, Flowersoft
Dies: Cheery Lynn French Pastry doily, Magnolia Doohickeys swirl and grass
Sentiment: Emerald Faeries- Donna Smith's Flourish Sentiments

Challenges for my card:
Flutterby Wednesdays -  open
I Love Promarkers -  flowers
Little Darlings Challenges -  favorite colors
Truly Scrumptious -  things with wings
7 Kids College Fund -  fluffy texture (2nd wk)
Deep Ocean Challenge -  Flowers
Passion For Promarkers Challenge -  Babies 
Crafty Pad - Bold and Bright or soft pastels 
Creative Inspirations Paint - Babies
Crafty Calendar -  Things with wings
 

Don't forget to pop on  over to The Emerald Faeries Design Team A to see what gorgeousness they have created with the New release too!
Tracy Jackson 
Also check out the New Challenge on the Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge Blog for this fortnight's brilliant challenge-: SUGAR & SPICE- ALL THINGS GIRLY

Thank you all & have a Brilliant day

Hugz,

LOTV Wedding Box

Hi everyone! This is my 2nd week as guest designer for Lili of the Valley Challenges! I really wanted to make something special on this special occasion:) This week's challenge theme being "Celebrations"  I thought of an exploding wedding box which looks quite spectacular IRL. It's one of those rare projects  I'm really satisfied with:)

 I chose one of the most beautiful ever wedding stamps called  Mr and Mrs and lots of  these gorgeous digital Blessings Papers from Rosey Posey Studios. Love them! Luckily for me they are digital so they never end:)).
The box is made of cardboard- yes, I have a very good guillotine:), then acrylic paint was applied on and the panels which were attached after being distressed, inked, sewn and glittered. The box is a cube ( 5 inches per side) and the cake inside is 4 inches tall- 2 inches tall each layer. That's in case someone would like to try this out:) And just a small tip; when you design the lid, make sure you make it slightly bigger- say 5.1 inches to make sure it fits the box:)


I used various die cuts to make some picture frames; I also added acetate underneath and lots of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to embellish them.

Here are some close-ups:

The stamped image is actually the lid of the cake/box.  chose to make it also useful:) The bride's dress is ribbon-pieced (no idea if that term exists...lol). I loved the way this glittered ribbon looked like so I thought I could glue it on the dress. I added lots of pearls and stickles for a more spectacular effect.

And one of the picture frames:


Recipe:
Coloring medium: Promarkers
DP Rosey Posey Studios- Blessings Papers
Embellishments: flowers and lace from WOC and Kort and Godt,
ribbon from the Ribbon Girl
Sentiments; Photoshop
Dies: nestabilities, Cheery Lynn doilies

And a few challenges:
Shabby Tea Room -My favourite things 
One Stitch At A Time - Wedding or Sympathy
Our Creative Corner -  Your Style 
Totally Gorjuss -  Ribbons & Lace
Crafty Creations - sparkly
Crafty Emma -  Anything But Square
Crafts and Me - stitches
Divas by Design -anything but a card (2nd wk)
     
I hope you like my box here or maybe inspired you a bit:) I would love to know what you think:)
Before you go,don't forget to chack on the gorgeous creations the LOTV DT members came up with this week. They are always so inspiring and beautiful!


Hugs,

The Wizard of Oz!

Hi my dear all! This week's challenge at Digital Pencil Too is a fabulous one: make a card/ project inspired by a book or story! Wow! I just loved the idea! There are so many Mo Manning images which simply make you feel like indulging in a fantasy world that nothing could be easier than picking one image!  In fact all Mo's characters seem to have a story to tell:)
I've always loved "The Wizard of Oz" as a story and the movie. Judy  Garland just makes the perfect Dorothy.
Don't want to bore you with childhood memories so I get down to business and show you my card...lol:




Recipe:
Stamps- Mo Manning- Kansas, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man- all can be found in Mo's old shop here
Coloring medium: Promarkers
DP: Prima Marketing- Botanichal
Embellies; Wild Orchid Crafts
Dies; nestabilities, Cheery Lynn doily 
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley 

Some challenges for my card:
Paper Shelter Challenge -  anything goes
Shabby Tea Room - My favourite things
Stamps R Us -  There was a little girl
Crafty Emma -  Anything But Square
Digi's With Attitude! - Anything goes challenge
 

Thank you so much for popping in today! I really appreciate your visit especially now, in summertime:) If you have some extra minutes please go and check the wonderful cards of my fellow teamies here.I'm sure you will find lots of inspiration on the way.
Look forward to see your beautiful creations for this week's challenge!
Wish you all a happy sunny day!
Hugs,


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Lili of the Valley GDT book card

Hi again! This is my second post today but a very important one for me too:)  I'm one of those lucky few who gets to be designing for the awesome Lili of the Valley stamping company... well, at least for a month:) But it's a great honor to me to be a part of this fabulous team and I must admit I'm totally addicted to LOTV cute lil stamps. I've always said that besides their being simply adorable they are also great value for money and appeal to everyone's taste. 
For my first GDT card I chose one of my all time favorite stamps- Times to Treasure and made a book card for a change. I followed Donalda's fabulous sketch which is this week's challenge at Lili of the Valley and used a lot of Wild Orchid Crafts embellies. These really seem to be the perfect match for LOTV stamps:) All panels are stitched and silver acrylic paint was added. The book is paper-pieced.

This is my card:



Recipe:
Stamp: Lili of the Valley- Times to Treasure
Coloring medium: Promarkers, chalks (the sky), pencils
Embellies: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, pins, leaves, metal corners and metal flower centers; satin ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Misc: silver acrylic paint, Ranger Distress Stickles
Dies: Cheery Lynn French Pastry doily and heart to heart die, circle nesties, Magnolia Doohickeys heart lace border
Tools: stitching machine, Scor-pal
Size: 6x6 inches when folded
Sentiment: computer generated- quote by Moises Hernandez,
Lili of the Valley- Together Forever

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Challenges- Shabby Chic Friendship
Pile it on- Show us some metal

Hope you like my book card:) Don't forget to stop by Lili of the Valley challenge blog just to marvel at the gorgeous creations the DT ladies came up with. They're always of the highest quality in style and execution.
 

 Wish you all a happy shiny day!

Hugs,


Fancy folded DT card for Digital Pencil Too

Hi my dear all!
Wow, girls, I have some fabulous news to share with you today! I've been keeping this for myself for about a week or so now but eventually I can share with you: I've been asked to join the Digital Pencil Too Design Team!!!!Isn't that awesome!!! This is like a dream come true!!! My very first stamp was a Mo Manning digi and that was only about 8 months ago and now I'm joining her fabulous team! Wow! I'm so very excited:)
Right now, my spare time is really scarce but the DT girls surely made me an offer I could not refuse...lol.
The challenge theme set for this week is "Flowers, flutters, fairies, fancy fold (use any or all)".
Isn't that fabulous? I really cannot imagine myself making a card without using at least one of those:).



My card is in fact a birthday card I made for my nephew who's 1 year old now. My sister is not exactly into boyish colors, this is the reason why I went for green, lime and orange. I chose this gorgeous image because he loves playing in the water and we all have to stay far away from him when he's given the bath, otherwise we get completely soaked.
It seems my printer ink is not waterproof and the dimensional gaze and distress stickles wiped it off. Sorry for that; imagine that the boy has been really dirty and the water got muddy...lol.
So, from the two F's I chose "flowers" and "fancy folds".  It's not exactly the classic 1yr old birthday card...lol but they all loved it and the boy wasn't even allowed to touch it, so I guess it was just perfect.



The inside is pretty simple:



Recipe:
Stamp: Mo Manning- Kai in a Tub
Medium: Copics (E000, E00, E21, E51, R20, B02, B00, B000, YG03, Y11,Y00, Y15, YR07,YR16, YR21, C0, 0)
DP: MME- Fine and Dandy- Tickled Pink and Cosmo Cricket- Togetherness
Embellies: Wild Orchid Crafts roses, leaves, metal corner and pins, ribbon and lace  from stash, brads from Joanna Sheen
Dies: classic and scalopped circle nesties, Cheery Lynn doily, label 16 nesties
Misc: antique linen and vintage photo distress inks, ranger distress stickles, diamond glaze
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

Challenges: Crafty Creations -sparkly, Crafts and Me -stitches, My Mum's Craft shop - for a male, Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes, Sisterhood of Crafters - masculine birthday/anniversary, A Spoonful Of Sugar - Ribbons & Bows , Tuesday Throwdown -Masculine Card , Creative Stamp Friends - Birthdays, Aly's Sunday Challenge -  All About Kids, 2 Sisters -For A Guy, Bee Crafty -  Birthday for Little Ones, Catch The Bug -   It's A Man's World , Challenge Up Your Life - #46 Circles , Little Claire's  -  #9 Cards For Men, Wags 'n Whiskers - Masculine.     

Hope you like my take on this week's challenge and would inspire you to come and join in the fun. Mo's images are so fun to play with!
Before you go, please take a few moments  to check on the beautiful creations my new DT sisters (that's a word I borrowed from them:)) have prepared for you! .I've seen fairies and lovely fluttery stuff on Mo's Digital Pencil Blog; beautiful creations to marvel at! And don't forget to leave some love on the way!
Also, please come back later if you have a spare minute- I have another GDT announcement to make I'm really thrilled about too:)

Big hugs to all and thank you for coming by!


Monday, 20 June 2011

Wonderful Day Tag

Hi dear friends! I have a tag to show you today, not a fancy one, just a simple tag I designed thinking of its utility function too. So, no flowers or other dimensional embellies this time. Still, I couldn't resist adding a little Wild Orchid rose on the envelope, just to comply with this week's challenge at Digital Pencil Too where the theme is "make a tag using your favorite embellie", which is "flowers" in my case. But I also love ribbon, so I guess it's ok:)


The image is called Wonderful Day and it was a freebie a while ago shared by Mo Manning on her Facebook page. Every now and then Mo has some of these gifts to share with her FB fans so make sure you drop by  and take a look. This image came with some great sentiments and I'm so sorry I couldn't find them. It seems my computer is messy too, not only my craftroom...lol.

I don't have a template for this; I always cut before and then I think lol, but it's still simple to make if you look closely at the pictures.

Recipe:
Stamp: Mo Manning- Wonderful Day
Medium: Promarkers
Misc; Martha Stewart butterfly punch, WOC rose and 3mm pearls, ribbon, lace from stash




Challenges for my card: 
Bronte and Bella's Challenge (Mo's Digital Pencil) - Tags and use your favourite embellishment.  
Corrosive Challenges -Ribbons and Bows   
One Stitch At A Time - Things with wings
Sweet Stampin -   Things With Wings 
Simply Create -  Wings
Stamp Something - Pretty papers.
C.R.A.F.T. -  Stitching.
Paper Crafting Journey Bird-related
CASE Study Challenge - CASE the sample card*.
Gingersnap Creations -  bags and tags
Lexi's Creations - No Sentiment 

 

I'm happy you could find a moment to take a look! Thank you so much for your support and wish you all a Wonderful Day!

Hugs,

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Emerald Faerie Garden DT card

Hi everyone! I am thrilled to announce you that we've already reached our third challenge at Emerald Faerie Garden and we are happy so many of you have joined us in the fun! We look forward to see what you will come up with this fortnight too as the theme is a fabulous one- PETALS- so why not show us your flowers or maybe their petals... hehe?:))) You can enter any card or project you want but of course we would love you to use our gorgeous faeries available here in Digi or rubber form!
Here's my entry:




I have used Ebony and Willy and Mia for my card and masked them to create the scene. I imagined it as an anniversary card from son/daughter to parents:) The design is a bit complicated but I simply love using acetate on my cards and wanted something different. All the panels are machine stitched.  I shall post a tutorial in July in case anyone is interested in "how is made" stuff:)

Here's a close-up of the image:


And the inside:



Recipe:
Stamps; Emerald Faerie- Ebony and Willy and Mia
Coloring medium: Promarkers
DP: Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird- digital from Jessica Sprague
Embellies: Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon from the Ribbon Girl, charm from Bunny Zoe, bling
Dies/punches: Magnolia Doohikeys- swirl , fence and grass, Martha Stewart -Monarch butterfly, Cherry Lynn doily, circle nesties
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

Challenges for my card:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts -  Fairies
Top Tip Tuesday -  Open Challenge
Cheerful Stamp Pad -  Things with wings
Craft Your Passion - It's Magical
There's Magic in the Air - Pick 2 from: Flowers, Ribbon, Pearls/Gems and/or Die Cuts.
Pollycraft - Ribbon and Flowers
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers & Charms 
Totally Gorjuss -  #84 Flower Power
Wee memories -  #59 Anything Goes 
Fabulous Friday - Stitching.
Stamp Something - Something punched.   

Ok, if you like my faeries I invite you over at the Emerald Faerie challenge blog and see the wonderful creations my so very talented teamies have prepared for us! Gorgeous stuff, you won't be disappointed! And don't forget to enter the challenge in order to win two of these fabulous faeries!
Thanks for coming by! Every comment is always appreciated! 
Big hugs,


Thursday, 9 June 2011

My brother, my friend

Hi my dear friends! I'm happy I could squeeze some time today to make a new card. It's a gift for my nephews and what else could I have chosen but this adorable Mo Manning image-Helena and Henry-, simply perfect for the occasion! Thanks Mo!
 I colored my image with Promarkers and paper-pieced the girl's dress for a change. All the embellies are Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is computer generated. The papers are MME- Tickled Pink- Fine and Dandy!. Hope you like it!



                                     It seems that the better the weather, the shorter my posts...hehe!

Here are a few challenges for my card:
Digital Pencil Too- Recipe- (I went for the friendship theme:))
The Paper Variety  father/special man
A Spoonful Of Sugar - Summer - Colours, images etc
 Bearly Mine -  #12 Anything Goes 
Clear It Out! -  Paper Piecing 
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes.
Crafty Cardmakers   - Love the lasting kind.
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Friends.
Wee memories - Anything Goes
Fabulous Friday - Celebrate friends & friendship.
Stamp Something - Use a digi.


Thank you so much for your visit! Wish you a happy week-end!
Big hugs,


Tuesday, 7 June 2011

LOTV shaker card

Hi dear friends! Eventually I have a new card to share with you today. This one is a request, otherwise you wouldn't have heard from me these days...lol. Well, I guess everybody is busy but I will really have to slow down on my crafting the following months as I never seem to have time to craft or, which has become more important...lol, to organise my stuff. I guess this latter task will take me more than making 10 cards!!!
This is my shaker card. I chose one of the newest stamps from Lili of the Valley called Abracadabra. Love all these cute little stamps:).


Hope you like it!
Recipe:
Stamp: Lili of the Valley- Abracadabra
Coloring Medium: Promarkers
Dies: nestabilities labels 16, punches
Misc: acetate, sequins, glamour dust, Wild Orchid Crafts metal corner, charm from Bunny Zoes
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

Chellenges:
Lili of the Valley- Punch it up 
Creative Inspirations Paint - Dad or Special Male
Gingerloft  - Tie a Yellow Ribbon
Dream Valley Challenges - Stamp Something
Scrappy Frogs -Birthdays
Designed 2 Delight -  Masculine card, without flowers 
Ellephantastic -  Birthday Party 
Fussy and Fancy - Card for a male.
Stamp Man - Boys & men.
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Metal embellishments.
Some Odd Girl -  Masculine.
Freshly Brewed -  #49 masculine
Scrapalicious - #5 for a man
 

Thanks for coming bye! Have a great day!
Hugs,



Thursday, 2 June 2011

Guest Designer for DYSU

Hi everyone! I have a short post today just to show you a cute orange card I made for DYSU challenge blog where I'm honored to be Guest Designer this week. The challenge theme is orange- one of my favorite colors-
and this cute image is from Karen's Doodles- A Friend in need.  This is my first "get well" card and I think it turned out nice:) Hope you like it!


Recipe:
Coloring medium: Promarkers
Embellishments: WOC flowers, peel offs, bling, ribbon, lace from stash
Sentiment: Photoshop

And a few challenges for my card:
Creative Craft World - 3 or more flowers
I Love Promarkers -  #68 sparkly bling
Anita Be Stampin' - #22 Go Crazy with Layers
Digital Tuesday - #113 Animal Friends
Cupcake Craft - use Orange, Yellow, Green AND White
Creative Inspirations Paint -  Friends
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Stitching.

Thank you all for coming by and wish you a happy sunny June!
Hugs, 

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