Monday 31 March 2008

Hanglar Flicka med nalle - Ismaki Challenge 13

This card has been created following the Ismaki Challenge No. 13. This stamp is Flicka med Nalle by Hanglar. Unfortunately you can only buy these stamps if you live in Sweden or Norway. A good friend sent me this image. The sentiment is by Studio G. I used my Prismacolour pencils with the use of sansador and stumps for blending. I have also used Sakura Pens. The background paper is by Fizz Bang and the other papers are handmade from Lakeland. Other accessories - Flowers, brads and stones. The leaves were cut on my cuttlebug.

I have been given this award by Karen and I can't thank her enough as this is the second award she has given me in a week! Sending big hugs your way as you have certainly made my day!

I would like to award this to everyone in my blog roll and everyone who visits my blog. You are all so inspirational.

Sunday 30 March 2008

High Hopes Cowgirl Candace - Mojo Monday Wk 30

I am so pleased with how this card turned out. This card has been made for the Mojo Monday Week 30 Challenge over at Poetic Artistry. I have made it for a very special new friend. The cute girl is Cowgirl Candace and is by High Hopes. The owl was sent to me from a very kind friend and is by Magnolia. The "Adore You" sentiment is by Studio G. I have coloured using my Prismacolour pencils with the use of sansador and stumps to blend. I have also used my sakura pens on the flowers and owl - you know I love a bit of bling! The fence was cut on my Cricut on Basic Grey paper and was made in the Design studio using the George Cartridge only. I used brads to join the fence posts. The Orange flower Paper is by Danelle Johnson. Hope you like it.

Saturday 29 March 2008

Happy Birthday Joe!

I made this card for my Half-brother who is Disney mad. Happy Birthday Joe! Zoe and Danni sending you a big hug and kiss! It was made using my Cricut with the Mickey & Friends and Mickey's font cartridges.

Friday 28 March 2008

High Hopes Good Clean Fun

I have made this card for a very special friend. I hope she likes it. I have followed Sketch 7 for the blog candy draw hosted by Nicola at My Paper World. The stamp is High Hopes - Good Clean Fun. This has been coloured with my prismacolour pencils using Sansador and paper stumps for blending. I have also used my Sakura stardust pen for the water and bubbles. The background bazzil has been embossed with Spots and dots cuttlebug folder. I just thought this was just so appropriate as it reminded me of all the bubbles. Other accessories - Ribbon, button and fibres.

Wednesday 26 March 2008

Karen - You've made my day!

I cannot beieve I have won an award. As you know I have not been making cards very long. This award comes from Karen aka KraftyKizzy. Thank you so much Karen you have made my day! Thank you also for my PIF candy which arrived today. Big hugs to you!

Now I have to award 5 other fab blogs who i think deserve the award. How do I choose when there are so many fantastic blogs and I have so many talented friends out there?

Here goes.... I would like to award:

Ila - Artfully Ila
Heidi - Heidi's Papir Verden
Claudia - Pretty Pressings
Anja - Anja's Weblog
Lim - The Voices in my Head

These ladies blogs rock and are all amazing so go check them out! As I said this was a hard one and if you scroll down on the right you will see I have lots of other blogs that you will want to check out too!

To my winners there are 5 rules attached to this and they are -
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.

Magnolia Sitting Tingla

My inspiration for this card came from the Hanglar and Stanglar stamp John Blund/Clown. This cute stamp is Magnolia Sitting Tingla. She is coloured using my prismacolour pencils with the use of sansador and stumps for blending. The moon was cut from my Cricut George cartridge and was coloured with my Prisma Markers. The star charms were also cut from this cartridge along with the stars. The lettering is from the Mickey font cartridge. The wool is from Hobbycraft.

I have submitted this card for Challenge 3 at Cute Card Thursday.

Monday 24 March 2008

Magnolia Heart Patch Tilda

I decided I needed to do a Magnolia scene card. Stamps used - Magnolia Heart Patch Tilda, Tree with Carved Heart, Tilda's bird & Kithen Bench. The flowers were Habico stamps and the Ladybird and grass were Studio G stamps. The sun was printed from the PcCrafter trial images. The sentiment was printed on my computer then the shape cut using my cuttlebug. The scalloped orange backing was acheiveved by wielding two scalloped cards from the Christmas Cheer cartridge and cutting on my Cricut. Coloured mainly with my prisma pencils with the use of sansador and stumps to blend. Also used copics, prisma markers and Sakura pens. The background is coloured pale sky blue but this didn't show too well in the photo. The tree trunk was stamped onto Basic grey paper. I am pleased with how this turned out and as you can probably guess I love bright colours! Nikki x

Friday 21 March 2008

Magnolia Bunny Tilda

I would just like to wish you all a Happy Easter and I hope you enjoy your bank holiday weekend. Nikki xOk, so I wasn't planning to make anymore cards until after the bank holiday but this cute little Magnolia Bunny Tilda only arrived Wednesday and I just had to use her! Coloured using my Prismacolour pencils with the use of sansador and paper stumps for blending. Sakura pens also used for bling! The papers were scraps left over from other projects. Other accessories: Brads, Ribbon from Hobbycraft, embellishments - K&Company.

High Hopes Gabby and Scottie

I am really pleased with how this card turned out as this is my most adventurous project so far. The background is printed from the free trial project by pcCrafter. Thank you to Kim at Fun Times for introducing me to this fantastic website. I customised this scene using Photoshop. The stamps used are from High Hopes and are called Gabby and Scottie. I just love this little westie.. he is just so adorable. I printed Gabby's coat, hat, gloves and boots onto papers by Basic Grey. Various mediums used - Prismacolour pencils, Sansador. Paper stumps, copics markers, various Sakura pens. I printed the Happy Birthday sign on my computer and fixed with a brad so it looked more like a sign. Other accessories: flowers - K&Company, Ribbon - Hobby Craft.

Wednesday 19 March 2008

Lola and Simon

This card was made using my Lola and Simon Stamp by Sugar Nellie at Funky kits. Coloured with my prismacolour pencils with the use of Sansador and paper stumps for blending. Paper is by American Crafts. I cut the ovals and the scalloped oval from my Cricut. The Scalloped oval was designed in the Design Studio using George Cartridge. The beautiful blooms and ribbons are from Rebecca's Scrapbooking Stash March kit. Other accessories: Brads.

Monday 17 March 2008

High Hopes Mary J Teacher

I know it is still a few months until the kids break up for Summer but I just had to use these great stamps from High Hopes to make a card for Zoe's teacher. This teacher set is High Hopes March monthly special. Stamps used: Q-037 Mary J Teacher Angel, T-049 Teachers Desk, J-068 School Background & E-126 Believe. Other stamps not included in this offer which I have used are: 3 Star Corner and School Background. The papers I have used are from the Infuse Collection by basic grey. I cut around the Teachers desk and mounted it onto two different colour papers used for the floor and walls. I stamped the Blue frame paper with the School Background (ABC, 123, Apple, Pencil, Ruler). I used my Cricut to cut the frame for the scene. I coloured Mary J and the rest of the scene with my Prismacolour pencils with the use of Sansador and stumps for blending. I kept the board white as Zoe informed me that they use interactive whiteboards now! Mary J's wings are outlined with the silver prismacolour pencil then coloured with my Sakura stardust pen. The wings are more blingy in real life but this didn't photo well. Mary J has been added to the card using foam pads. Hope you like it!

Saturday 15 March 2008

Tender Showers

This cute little hedgehog is a Penny Black Stamp called Tender Showers. There is nothing tender about our showers today as it is bucketing down! I cut the paper on my Cricut expression to get the frame shape then stamped after. I coloured him using my Prismacolour Pencils and blended with Sansador with the use of Paper Stumps. His watering can was coloured using a silver Sakura Metalic pen and the rain drops with my Sakura Stardust pen. The papers are by Papermania from the Retro Floral Collection and the Basic Grey Infuse Collection. The word Spring was cut from the George Cartridge on my Cricut.

Friday 14 March 2008

Bunny Hugs

This little cutie is from the Funky Kits Little Cotton Rabbits stamp collection. I coloured her using my Prisma Markers and also my Prisma Pencils with the use of Sansador and Paper stumps. I have also added sparkle using my Sakura Stardust pen. The Paper is Retro Floral from the Papermania Colossal Pack. I cut a frame from this paper using my Cricut machine. The Easter Egg balloon stamp is from High Hopes. I removed the strings from this stamp and replaced them with the silver thread. The Sentiment is also from the LCR collection from Funky Kits. Accessories: Prima Flowers and white brads.

Thursday 13 March 2008

High Hopes Posing Bunny

I just love the high hope stamps as they are just so much fun. This stamp is "Posing Bunny", the fancy sentiment and carrot are also from High Hopes. I coloured bunny with my Prismacolour pencils and used sansador and paper stumps to blend. Bunny's carrot was coloured with my copic markers. The pink and red paper is from the Basic Grey Infuse collection and the spotty paper is from Papermania's Easter Themes Colossal Paper Pack. The ribbons are from Hobbycraft. Other accessories: small orange brads.

Wednesday 12 March 2008

Little Cotton Rabbits

These cute little Rabbits stamps are from Funky Kits. I have used my Prismacolour Pencils with the use of Sansador and stumps for blending to colour the rabbits fur. Their clothes were coloured using my Copic and Prisma Markers. I used my Sakura pens to add a little bling and also Sakura Metalics for some of the details. The card was cut using my Cricut Expression. I used mainly the George Cartridge but the number 3 on the balloon is from Mickey's font. The ribbon is from Hobby Craft. This card is for Danni's little friend who will be 3 on Saturday and I thought the rabbits were appropriate as Easter is only next week. Hope you like it.

Monday 10 March 2008

High Hopes Leo

Thank you to everyone who left messages for Zoe. She was thrilled with them and was also a little embarrassed that her picture was on my blog! She had a great time with all her friends at her bowling party.

This stamp is by High Hopes and is called Leo. The papers I have used are handmade and are from Lakeland. I stamped my image using Versafine Black Onyx. I used my Prismacolour pencils to colour Leo with use of Sansador and Stumps for blending. Accessories used: - Brads & Prima Flowers. The Happy Birthday sentiment is by Funstamps.

You may have also noticed my new Banner. This stamp is also by High Hopes and is called Emily's Snuggle Bunny. Just thought this was so appropriate for my blog name. If you scroll down my blog you will see there is a link to High Hopes on the right-hand side.

Friday 7 March 2008

Happy Birthday Zoe - Saturday 8th March

Can't believe my little baby is going to be 8 tomorrow! Doesn't time fly.

Wishing you a Happy 8th Birthday, Hugs and Kisses, Love, Mummy, Daddy, Danni and Gemma x

Both of Zoe's card were made using my Cricut Machine. The Minnie card was made using the George, Mickey and Friends and Mickey's Font Cartridges. Minnie's dress is K&Company's Sparkly Sweet Paper. The Hello Kitty card was made using the George Cartridge. I cut the flowers from this cartridge in different styles and sizes. Both cards were made using the Design Studio with use of the Wielding feature.

Wednesday 5 March 2008

Easter Bunny

Would like to say thank you to Linda (Linbob - UKScrappers) for sending me this cute bunny image. I'm afraid the stamp is unknown as Linda picked it up from her local craft shop. He looked very sad and needed someone to love him! I coloured him using my Prismacolour pencils. The sentiment was printed on my computer. I must get the hang of my photo editing software and apologise for the brightness. The paper is from Paper Mania Easter Themes Colossal Pack. The Daffodils and ladybird were cut from my Cricut using my new "Walk in my Garden" cartridge. The grass was cut using my Mickey and Friends Cartridge. The ribbon is from Hobbycraft. The butterfly embellishment is K&Company. Brads and eyelets also used.

Tuesday 4 March 2008

Somebunny Loves You - Sugar Nellie

I'd just like to say thanks to Jenihall from UKScrappers for sending me this image of "Somebunny Loves You" by Sugar Nellie. Coloured using my Prismacolour Pencils using Sansador and Stumps for blending. Also used my Sakura Stardust pens for added bling! The Lime Green background paper was K&Co and the Central Paper was by Paper Mania from the Easter Themes Colossal Paper Pack. The buttons were from ELC and the flowers are Prima. I printed the "Happy Easter" Sentiment. The ribbon was a freebie from a magazine.

Sunday 2 March 2008

Penny Black - Warm and Fuzzy

I just love the Penny Black Stamps. All the little characters are just so adorable. This stamp is called Warm and Fuzzy. I water coloured using my Marvy Markers. The Pinstripe backing Paper is by Heidi Grace Designs and the ribbon is K&Co. I used my Cropadile to set the eyelets.

Saturday 1 March 2008

Happy Mother's Day - Purses

Here are the two bag cards I made for our Mum's for Mother's Day. I designed the template for them using my Cricut Design Studio Software. Cartridge used for cutting was George. Can't remember who the papers were by but the Embellishments were K&Co. I would love the Tags, Bag and Boxes Cartridge as this would have made them easier to make but was happy with how these turned out.

Magnolia - Tilda with Bird

Here is another card for you using my new stamp Tilda with Bird. This is the first time I have used my Prisma Pencils and am really pleased with how this card turned out. I used Sakura Stardust for her wings. I just love the Daisy Bucket Papers and this one is from the Love You Collection. The flowers are Prima and the sentiment is K&Co. The ribbon was from Hobby Craft.