Monday, 25 October 2010

It's Been Sooo Long!! :O

Oh my goodness, its been so long scince my last post! I didnt realise... what with back to school and all the things that've been going on. Wow, i need some more projects up!

First of, i wanted to know, who's going to the NEC in November?? Im going on the Saturday the 6th this year... anyone else going?

Anyway, onto my card. I love the new Magnolia images from the Autumn collection, and im saving up for some of the adorable new Christmas ones too!! :)

I've used the image called brotherly love.. its soo cute! And i really enjoyed colouring it, i've been practising blending with my promarkers and i think im getting a bit better!

The lovely flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts!

Well, thanks for visiting me, i'm off on a blog hop seen as though i've missed so many cards! Please leave a comment if you have time :)

Fern x

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Crafty Calender Challenge! August- i am so late with posting this!! x

Hiya everyone. Hope your all well and enjoying the great british summer! ( lol ) I am sooo late with posting my card for this months challenge- sorry everyone. I have been on holiday but i have also lost track of time an dhave been so mega busy. I am making cards. Lot's. I just don't seem to have time anymore. Anyway. This months challenge on Crafty Calendar is a sketch! Aswell as a theme of around the world- perfect if you've got your new Magnolia Bon Voyage Stamps like me! :) The team aslo have some sad news: Georgia- is sadly leaving the team as she has school commitments. Thankyou for inviting me onto the CCC team x and Donna is aslo saying goodbye. So Lisa is taking over the challenge and you should look foward to many CCC's to come! ;)

Images: Magnolia Bon Voyage Collection
Papers: Wild Rose Studio
Embellishments: Flowers, button, pearls, brad and pin all from stash
I really enjoyed making this card and had fun creating the little suitcase and clasp as well as adding all the embellishments!
Fern xx

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Lili Of The Valley- Footie Mad

Oh this is going to be a quick post as i'm off out! I just wanted to apologise for my lack of posts recently and commenting :( I am missing your blogs but just don't have the time anymore...

This was a commisioned card a made for a lady at my moms work. I love these Lili Of The Valley cuties- they're perfect for boys, and i'm about to order the adorable new Christmas ones!! :) The lovely papers are my new favourites for males- Cosmo Cricket, Joy Ride. He's been coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with a gel pen. I pricked some holes around the edge with a pin and inked the edges of all the papers in a black Brilliance Dew Drop. All i needed to finish off was some masulin (lol) grey pearls down the side of the image. I know it's simple but i really like it!

Challenges: Allsorts- card for a child, Papertake Weekly- cutie patooti, Pollycraft- Happy Birthday

Image- Lili Of The Valley
Medium- Promarkers
Paper- Cosmo Cricket, Joyride
Card- Co Ordinations
Pearls- From Stash

Thanks for popping by, please leave a comment if you have time, i really appreciate it! :)

Fern xx

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Sweet Sarah Kay... and summers nearly here!

Hello! The weather has been fantastic recently and i only have 2 more weeks of school left until the holidays!!!! ;) I can't believe it's been a whole year since i started High School!

Todays card features a pretty Sarah Kay with my new Paper Mania "Sumer Bloom" Pad. I've coloured this cutie and her little dog with promarkers. I made up a simple sketch and tada!! The card is done. I'm hoping to sell a few cards in my friends sweet shop soon and i was wondering what prices i should charge...any ideas??

  1. Quixotic Challenges- Pretty Pearls
  2. ABC- You and Me, i thought the girl and her dog were quite fitting!

The gorgeous cherry blossom blooms, small pink roses, pearl pins, papers, image, card and medium to colour are all avalible from Lyndseys fabulous shop in Ashmore Park, Wolverhampton- LORA CRAFTS. I made the little leave smyself from some green paper and a bit of ink and i'm quite pleased with how they turned out!

Well that's all from me for now i'm off to the cinema to see Eclipse- the third in the Twilight Saga... i can't wait!! :)

Fern xx

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Crafty Calender Challenge! July! ;)

Hello, well it's the frist friday of the month so time for another Crafty Calender Challenge! This month we have the theme of summer with the added option of yellow as the upcoming summer holidays are not far away, and the weather seemed to be brightening up... before yesterday :( For my card i have used 2 stamps that the lovely Christine sent me... xxx thankyou.

They're both WOJ and i used a new technique- masking! It was a lot easier than i thought but the first time i got them the wrong way round and the stool ended up on top of the girl... ;)

I used some beautiful Basic Grey papers from the Sugar Rush collection, and lot's of beautiful little pearls i bought of Ebay! And the little flat flowers aswell as the gorgeous rose are from Wild Orchid Crafts. A few butterflies to finish it off and it's done!
Thanks for dropping by, don't forget to check out my fellow DT's creations and enter this month challenge! :)
Fern xx

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Stampavie- I'm Back x

Hello everyone! Gosh i can't believ how long it's been scince my last post! :( Sorry but i've been really busy at the moment. As some of you know i also play golf and at the moment i need to train really hard to achieve the goals i'm aiming for. This summer is going to be a big year for me!

I made this card as an order, but i also wanted to try out me new stamp i bought from Lyndsey at Lora Crafts. She's by Stampavie... isn't she cute? I used the out-of-the-box technique, (thanks Christine!) and coloured her with copics and promarkers. The goregous papers are of course by Basic Grey! I think my card fits into a few challenges too, Totally Gorgjuss: Sugar and Spice, and Simon Says Challenge; You gotta have friends!

Thanks for visiting me today, i appreciate your feedback x

Fern xx

Monday, 7 June 2010

Pretty Pink Anya x

I've been having a play with some of my craft stash that's been pushed to one side.... i've been so into my Magnolia i've forgotten about my gorgeous Anya's!!! I'm in a K+Co mood too- i've used my Madeline pad again as i adore the soft colours!
Of course no card is complete without some roses, pins and pearls!! Anya has been coloured with promarkers. ( which i am slowly getting better at colouring with... i just need more! ) All the edges have been inked with pink chalk for a softer edge too, and i added a strip of gorgeous organzer ribbon.

I've got a few challenges to enter as usual too:

  1. Anyone For Anya? HOT HOT HOT
  2. A Spoon Full Of Sugar: Floral Delight

Thankyou so much for popping along and taking a look at my cards, please leave a comment if you have the time... all feedback is appreciated x

Fern xx

Friday, 4 June 2010

Crafty Calender- June Challenge!

Gosh, I'm so late with my post this month!! :( eek ):

Well it was the first Friday of the month a few days ago so that means a new Crafty Calender Challenge!!! And this month we have the theme of Bugs and Beasties!! No don't worry- i know it sound difficult but think of all the routes you could go down... insect card for a man, butterflies,
ladybirds, the possibilities are endless! :D We are sponsored by Di's Downloads this month and she is offering some fab digi images as a prize so come on down and join the challenge.

For my card i went down the girly route with butterflies and chose this gorgeous Sarah Kay stamp ( one of the new Stampavie range that Lyndsey- Lora Crafts now stocks in her shop! )
I've coloured her with promarkers and the lovely backing papers are K+Co Madeline. The gorgeous roses are also from Lora Crafts aswell as the pins, papers and pro-markers ( which you can also buy separately ) The card came together quickly and i think i'm pleased with the result.

I'm entering my card into a few more challenges too:
  1. Charisma Cards: Flowers
  2. Cupcake Craft: Summer Delights
That's all this morning, i'm off for a blog hop now, thanks for visiting please leave a comment if you have time, and pop down to the challenge blog to see my felow Dt's creations!

Fern xx

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Teddy Bear x

Good Morning. I can't believe how long it's been scince my last post- i've been so busy and very productive! The demo day went well and i showed people how to make boxes and cards and how to blend promarkers together so i was extremely chuffed!

I had a few goodies too including the new " spring fling " WRS papers ( which are gorgeous xx ) and a PJ stamp aswell as some embellishments of course!! So this card features all the new products. You can buy everything i've used on this card from Lyndsey at Lora Crafts- apart from the large pearls which i bought from an Ebay Shop. The ribbon is lush isn't it lol? I love the checked design and i just added it on top of the raffia for some added detail and texture.

Here's the gorgeous images and the promarkers i've used:
Vanilla, tan, cinamon, blush, pastel pink, pale pink, apricot, honeycomb, pastel yellow, blossom, pastel blue, powder blue, and meadow green.

Here are the challenges i'm entering my card into:

  1. One Stop Craft: Swirls and pearls
  2. Sweet Stampin Challenge: Pimp your card
  3. Stampacular: Pearls and Swirls
    Well, thankyou so much for visiting, please leave a comment if you have the time, i really appreciate them and love hearing what you have to say x

    Fern xx

Monday, 17 May 2010

Tilda In The Rain

Good Evening, hope your all well, i've been busy busy busy with all Lyndseys demo items!! ;) But i've managed to make this just for fun card! I really enjoyed makking my last card and box so i had another go, this time with a lovely rainy image Christine sent me! Thanks x :D

The lovely bright papers are Basic Grey Sugar Rush, i really love dpicking out the yellow and pinks from this pad and pairing them up with some gorgeous flowers and pearls x I've got a load of challenges too!
  1. Cute Card Thursday- Someone Special
  2. Just Magnolia- For the girls
  3. The ABC Challenge- unused stash; mine is the raffia!
  4. PollyCraft- Sumer Blooms
  5. Crafty Catz- Petals and pearls
  6. Creative Inspirations- Punches or Die-Cuts
  7. One Stop Craft Challenge- Summer Breeze!
Well i think that's it! That's the most amount of challenges i've ever entered in one go lol! Hope i qualify for these ( eek x )

Here's another pick of the card and matching box, i've tried to make them match! Tilda's been coloured with copics and promarkers as usual!

Hope you've liked my post, please leave a comment if you have time... all are appreciated! Off for a blog hop now x

Fern xx

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Lora Crafts Demo Day

Hi everybody, hope you all liked my first DT card for the Craft Calendar Challenge?? :D
Today though, i want to inform you about the Lora Crafts Demo Day and show you a few samples. Lyndsey runs a craft shop in Ashmore Park, Wolverhampton selling all kinds of craft items for cardmaking and scrapbooking. She has a fabulous range of stamps from Sugar Nellie, Lady-Bug Crafts Ink, Wild Rose Studio, and Stampavie, aswell as a range of embellishments including: Wild Orchid Crafts Roses, pins, pearls, rolls and rolls of ribbon! Tulle, charms etc.

Every other month she holds a Demo Day where people can come along for a few hours and get some new idea's like this months it's all about wrapping it up!

I'm helping Lyndsey make sample using all the latest products so i thought i'd give you a peek today, but if you like what you see and your in the area come and join us! :D
I've made a small collection (and i've recently added to this!) of gifts using the gorgeous new images by Sarah Kay. Everything i've used is avalible to buy from Lora Crafts. My first item is a bagalope which i so easy to make!! If you pop along to the Demo Day on Saturday they'll be loads of demo's and ideas of how to make beautfiful gifts.

This is a little close-up of her pretty face and clothes... i just love Sarah Kays! lol x And i've used the out-of-the-box technique thanks to the lovely Christine x Thankyou x

I've also created a lovely little wallhanger with chipboard shapes and the yummy new Hampstead Range!! Which is full of autumnal colours- warm browns and oranges etc. which really work well with the Sarah Kays. This cutie pie has been colourd with whispers, waterolour pencils and pro-markers- so a bit of a mix.

Here's a little close-up of the image and embellishments: the pins are so gorgeous and you would not believe how many designs Lyndsey has on offer in so many colours and designs! :D

Well, i hope you've enjoyed my little preview.. if you want to see more you'll have to pop along- a date to write in your diary if your in the area... ;) x

Love and xxxx.... Fern xxx

Ooo, nearly forgotton the challenges lol!
  1. Papertake Weekly- Shiny, Sparkly and Special
  2. Lili Of The Valley- Here Comes The Summer
  3. Every-Body-Art- Make A Gift
  4. Saturday Challenge- 3 embellishments, 2 papers and 1 image ( for the paper bag btw :D )

Friday, 7 May 2010

First DT Card For The Crafty Calendar Challenge

Hiya, sorry it's took me so long to post this i tryied to scheduele but it didn't work! Here's my DT card for this months Crafty Calendar Challenge which is the great outdoors! We are sponsered this month by the fabulous Just Tracys which are offering two LBCI stamps for the winner!

I've chosen to use some really bright colours!! YELLOW X

I thought this sweet Tilda fits the challenge well her being a bumble bee! And the beautfiul flowers are from WOC i am in love with the Cherry Blossoms especially scince my latest orders come! :D

I then just added some embellies and the card was done- it was fairly quick to make too! ( i'm liking quick projects at the mo x )

Thnaks for visiting, please pop over to the Challenge blog ( HERE ) and check out my fellow DT cards- they're all gorgeous!

Fern xx

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Anya Easel Card

Good Evening everyone, hope your all well. Gosh, just when the weather was looking on the bright side... it starts to rain! It's been sooooooo cold today... brrrrr, so i made a commisioned card snug and warm in my craft room/ bedroom ;D I've made an easel card for this weeks Creative Inspirations Challenge, and guess what- i didn't use a Tilda! :D I can't believe it; i'd become so addicted but i couldn't put my Anyas to the side and i've bought a few digi's recently and i LOVE them!
I've used my Basic Grey Sugar Rush papers again- so i can enter my card into this weeks BG Challenge too which is a photo inspiration. Another challenge my card fits into is this weeks Charisma Challenge which is girly- i think i qualify! lol. And Anyone For Anya- Lotsa Layers.
I've coloured this gorgeous Anya with Pro-markers and highlighted with my inkessentials white gel pen.

And guess what came on Thursday..... my personalised stamp!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, i can't believe it- i love it and i would recommend Nikki at Bunny-Zoes Crafts to everyone.... fantastic service- thanyou xx And here it is:

He he- great isn't it, i don't know why i didn't get one before! Oh well x

Thanks for visiting me, i want to thanks the people who regually comment on my posts saying such nice things about my cards and creations- i love reading each and everyone of them and appreciate your feedback x Thanks x

Fern xx

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Something Different (with lots of pics!)

Hi everyone, well as the title suggested i've created something a little different.... perfect for this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge!! I'm also enetering it into this weeks A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge where the thme if 3-D :D Well, i've never gone O.T.T on my cards but i really wanted to make a box to complement a card i made yesterday that i was very proud of. It's using one of the cute pirate Tilda's one of blogging friends sent to me. For a change, i coloured her with pencils and only used promarkers for the skin tones! And i used colours i defiantly wouldn't use but there's so many combo's in my BG Sugar Rush pad i can experiment! Sorry for the amount of pics! :D

This is the card on it's own:

I kept the layout quite simple, only adding the odd pearls and bow on the side. And here's a close-up of how i've coloured Tilda: she looks so sweet! :D I've coloured her with pencils for a change and only used my usual of promarkers for the skin tones.

And this is the box on it's own, i forgot the exact measurements but next time i make one I'll write it down! They're really quite simple! xx

And that's it! Sorry for all teh pictures but the weather was glorious and i thought i might as well get a few good ones while i'm out there lol!! :D

Thanks for visiting me, i really appreciate it! Please leave a comment if you have time?? :D

Fern xx

Monday, 26 April 2010

Older Tilda...

Hello everyone, i can't believe how good the weather has been this last week!! :D I made this card on Saturday and it was so sunnny i managed to get a really good picture outside! I've been playing around with some of the older Magnolia images Becky sent me, i thought this one was so cute and as much as i love the latest ranges i think everyone neglects their older stamps.
I'm entering my card into a few challenges as usual:
  1. ABC- Sparkle
  2. Just Magnolia- Anything Goes
  3. Allsorts- Picture Inspiration
  4. BG- Blue, Gold + White (i've added pink too so if i don't qualify i understand!)
  5. SSD- Girlie
  6. OCC- Blossoms
All i needed to finish was some yummy ribbon i purchased from Paris, the essential cluster of WOC roses, a few pins from my local Craft Shop Lora Crafts and a sentiment. Well that's all, thanks for visiting and for any comments you leave- i appreciate your feedback x

Fern xx

Saturday, 24 April 2010

CC Designs

Hi everyone, gosh sorry it's took so long for me to post!!!! I seem to have to forgot all about the cards i've made and putting them on my gblog since i started back at school on Monday :( The may month brings dreaded end of Year 7 test!!!!!!

Oh well i can craft and take my mind of it lol. I think my Magnolia craze is waring off a bit now, and when a lady at my moms work ordred a card and i knew i was going to use this cute CC.Designs digi-image. I really do love digi's and i have alot but i never seem to use them as i always forgot they're there being stored on the computer!

I've got some challenges for it too:

  1. Simon Say Stamp- Things with wings
  2. Anyone for anya- Sweet as sugar
  3. Bizzie Becks: Flowers and Wings
  4. Digital Tuesday: April flowers
Thanks for visiting me, please leave a comment if you have time x
Off to blog hop now!!!

Fern xx

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Summer Dreams...

Hi everyone, i'm a bit late with my post tonight but still! :D
I've made this card as my gorgeous new paper pad from Bunny-Zoes Crafts came a few days ago and i've been itching to play. Fantastic service as always from Nikki- Thankyou x I also ordered a personalised stamp from there, ( thanks to Kims help! ;D ) and i can't wait for that to come!
Oh and i got some yummy pearls from a Ebay shop too- i would highly recommend... really cheap but great quality x

My card is for THE JUST MAGNOLIA challenge this week, they are celebrating being 1 year old and having a fabby bloghop!!! Mina has designed an awesome sketch which i've followed on my card today... hope i've done it justice!! ; D

Although i'm also entering it into the following:
  1. Stamp Something: Layers
  2. Cute Card Thursday: Touchy Feely

And here's Tilda in all her glory- gorgeous! I've coloured her with pro-markers and i even managed to jot down the colours: Blush, dusky pink, buttercup, pastel yellow, leaf green, pastel pink, pink carnation, pale pink, ivory, cinnamon, coco and my white gel pen! :D

Well, thanks for visiting, please leave a comment if you have time- i really appreciate it x :D

Fern xx

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

I'm Back!

Hiya everyone, wohooo i'm back! I had the most fabulous time, it was wondrful and the weather was perfect! :D I saw the Eiffel Tower, The Mona Lisa, The Invalids, The Versailles, Saint Chappel... ect. I even found a craft shop and i bought some pretty ribbons! My card today is another Magnolia, ( sorry!!! ) as i fell in love with this one and she matched my Paper-Mania Rose Garden papers perfectly lol x

I coloured her with pro-markers and tried my hand at shading in the fac with blush and ducky pink.... i think it's Ok but i need a LOT more practise!!

I just finished off with the essential flowers, pins and pearls. I'm enetering my card into a few challenges too:
  1. My Time To Craft: Pearls
  2. Allsorts: Pearls and Petals
  3. Totally Gorjuss: Texture
Thanks for visiting me today, i really appreciate the comments you leave, i love hearing what you have to say x

Fern xx

Friday, 9 April 2010

Pink Princess

Hi Everyone, well this is going to be a quick post, and the last one until Tuesday as i'm off to Paris for a long weekend :D Sooo.... i thought i better show you this pretty pink princess card i made for one of my customers.

This is one of the new Magnolia images from the fairytale collection, i just knew that i was going to add some glamour dust ( something i haven't used for a long time x ) Although i love it, it's really messy!! So the vail of her dress has alight layer of sparke as does her star wand. The gorgeous big butterfly is from the Rose Garden paper pack, i just added some gems to make it a bit more pretty.
I'mm entering my card into a few challenges:

  1. Cute Card Thursday: Monocramatic- i've chose pink
  2. Just Magnolia: Punch It- i've used a circle punch and my MSBP.
  3. Simon Says Stamp: A card for a child- well it does say daughter x
Well, thanks for visiting me today, please leave a comment if you have time- i love hearing from you all :D I'll be back with a flowery Magnolia on Tuesday x

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

I can't put them down...

Hello Everyone, hope your all well. I'm really enjoying the easter hols at the mo, i've been doing a few cards to show you this week: 1 every other day. And i'm on a bit of a Magnolia Roll- if you haven't already guessed lol x
Can i say a huge thankyou to the lovely Kim, for the amazing card and beautfiul organzer bag of images i recived in the post yesterday.... you can check out the card she made me on her blog HERE.

For my card today, i've followed the fabulous sketch over at Papertake Weekly, although i haven't added a sentiment. This card also fits into these challenges:

  1. Stampacular Challenge: Sugar and Spice
  2. Roses On Paper: Layers
  3. PollyCraft: Anything Goes
  4. The Craft Garden: Pastel

Here's a side view, with some pretty WOC flowers, and a bit of bling and some ribbon. I really can't make a card without some punched flowers and pretty pins either lol!!! :D

Well thanks for visiting me today, please leave a comment if you have time.... i really appreciate all your support and love reading the things you write x

Fern xx

Monday, 5 April 2010

Another post.. some more Magnolia x

Yes, i'm on a roll, another card and i've got a few more made to show you this week. I cannot stop using my new Magnolia images... they're so cute.
This card's for my sistetrs birthday, she loves purple and she loves her bike- so i think it will suit!! :D

The stunning roses are from WOC, they look lovely with big roses or in little clusters.... you can do loads with them!! And i defo need more....
I'm entering my card into a few challenges:
  1. PaperTake Weekly- open theme
  2. Simon Says Stamp Childrens Challenge- anything
  3. Pretty In Ink- Sketch
I coloured Tilda with pro-markers and then added some tiny gems to her hair and flowers for a little extra sparkle...

Well, thaks for visiting, i hope you liked my card, and thankyou for any comments you leave- much appreciated x

Fern xx