Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Just Magnolia Challenge #145 - Romantic Doily

Hi blog-friends, its an exciting day for me today as I'm going to enter my first blog challenge!! YAY!!

This is a card I made around valentines day, so I've left my 'cute pastels' comfort zone and opted for strong, romantic reds,  I've chosen the Magnolia stamp - Wrapped Heart, which I've coloured using Promarkers and Prismacolour pencils:

The papers are Magnolia, Vintage Red and Paris Red Peony from the Sweet Crazy Love collection at Dies to die for, along with the doily heart die cut. The ribbon and charm were from my stash but I think the ribbon was from Hobbycraft. I also used Spellbinders classic ovals and beaded ovals and the red pearls are little dots of Cosmic Shimmer Berry Red Pearl PVA Glue. 

I had to use the 'out of the box' technique for Tilda's bow, I think it looks cute though. I'm not a fan of strong colours usually and this was one of my first attempts at using Prismacolour pencils too but on the whole i was very pleased with the result.

The beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I adore their flowers, they just make such an impact on your project.

Thank you for popping by, your comments are very welcome.

Love and hugs,

Dawn x

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Hello Blogland!

Hi bloggers welcome to my new craft blog, I did have another blog but 'someone' mysteriously deleted my account.. hmm.. very strange I know.. lol.. OK, so I'm just going to post some of the Christmas cards I did for Christmas just gone and a few others just to brighten up this page, then I'll start posting new projects as and when I complete them.. okey dokey first up are my Lili of the Valley Christmas cards

So next up are my Humphrey's Corner Decoupage Christmas cards.

and finally a few winter birthday cards i did around Dec/Jan.

These Snowman images are hand coloured using pencils.

This little guy is from Lili of the Valley, this was 1 of my first attempts at using colouring pencils, it was for my nephews birthday.

And finally this little lass is also from Lili of the Valley. She was also coloured with pencils and finished with polar white Flowersoft and Cosmic Shimmers Pearl PVA. She was for my niece's birthday.