Sunday, 31 January 2010

At last!

Well I have finally finished writing my reports (phew) so I have actually managed to make a card today - yippee!!
Magnolia stamp - Tilda with wooden spoon
Coloured with promarkers
Sissix die - Hearts, primitive #2
papers from stash - can't remember the name sorry
flowers and gems from stash
This card is for 3 challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Blooming gorgeous
Just Magnolia - hearts and flowers
Hope you like it

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Magnolia Ink mag

Well I'm sure if you have been following my blog you will have realised that I am a fan of Magnolia stamps. I just can't resist those Tilda's. She is so cute.

So...guess how happy I was when this little number appeared in my letterbox last week? I'd had it on pre-order with Sir Stampalot since before Chrsitmas.

If you love Magnolias like me, then this is the magazine for you. You cannot fail to be inspired by some of the makes inside.

Oh how I wish how I could just spend all day every day crafting!



(p.s I'm STILL writing reports but deadline is Monday, so hopefully I will be able to do a little more making soon)

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

great buy!

On Sunday, Simon and I went on our usual Sunday shop browse and popped into the Range.

Now, I've been after some storage jars for ages. I particularly wanted jars as I wanted to put all my paper flowers in.

Walking through the kitchen department I came across these little beauties. Now I'm not a jam maker but as soon as I saw them I wanted them. They are so cute!

And at £1.19 each, they were even more delicious and as they were screaming "buy me! buy me!" how could I not refuse!

Here they are now with the flowers in.

I think these look great. Oh how something as small as 4 glass jars can make a girl like me so happy!


Sunday, 24 January 2010

Gift box

Morning everyone!

On Saturday I had my first ever go at making a gift bad. The template was free in a craft magazine and when I saw the photograph of the made article I couldn't wait to have a go.

I wrapped ribbon around the handles and added a bow, flower, brad and gems from my stash.

Now, as a first attempt I have to say I am quite pleased with it and know what I would do to make it better should I make it again. BUT, the finished box is TINY. I doubt you could even put 2 small sweets inside!

So, maybe my next task should be to somehow enlarge the template so that it can actually hold something!



Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Blueberry Tilda

Well I decided to have a little making session last night seeing as I haven't been able to craft for a while now.
So here it is:
Stamp - Blueberry Tilda coloured with promarkers
Flowers from stash
Flourish - die cut with bigshot and then made to fit.

This card is for 4 challenges this week
Stamp with Fun - sketch
Papertake Weekly - Pretty Pink
A Spoon full of Sugar - Lots of layering
Passion for promarkers - Girls girls girls

Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Challenge winner!

Do you remember this card I made for the Anyone for Anya? challenge a couple of weeks ago?
Well ... it won!!!
OK so my name was randomly picked out of the hat (it was never going to win best card or similar as I'm not that good yet), but hey... I WON!
I've won 2 free digi stamps from Karens Doodles. I'll post the images when I get them. They are really sweet.
He He. I'm still chuckling!

Monday, 18 January 2010

New stash!

So...the weekend has gone by and yes I have bought more stash!

My name is Allison and I'm a stashoholic.

I couldn't resist the Papermania goody bag. It was £14.99 and inside you get the yellow/orange capsule collection, acrylic stamp, 12x12 paper holder and some Anita's outline stickers.

I still have reports to write so no crafting for me just yet :(



Saturday, 16 January 2010

Brain Fuzz

Oh - I meant to say that I had a bit of brain fuzz today.

I had a spare half an hour and so thought I would colour a Tilda image for my next card. To combine various challenges, I needed to make a blue and white thank you card.

Easy peasy I hear you say ... and yes I'd agree.

So, I sat down with image and pens and coloured her in. I was quite happy for 20 minutes there. Fully absorbed. Finished colouring the image and she's lovely... except she's pink and purple! Doh!


Sizzix dies

Yesterday, my order from Sizzix eventually arrived. I ordered on the 28th December and there were problems with the website so in the end, I only received 10 out of the 25 dies I ordered :(

On the plus side though, I didn't have any dies before this order so anything is a bonus I guess!

So this is what I received:
Sizzlits die - Flower, Lily
Sizzlits die - Flower heart petals and centre
Sizzlits die - Flower, pansy

Embosslits die - Flower

Sizzix Originals die - Heart, ornate
Sizzix Originals die - Hearts, Primitive #2
Sizzix Originals die - Corner Design

Sissix Bigz die - Flower layers #4
Sizzix Bigz die - Circle, Scallop

I also had an embossing folder but can't remember what it is - doh

So - what to do with them?
Well I've been looking around to see if there are any blogs or sites with ideas. I can't find any? Do you know of any?

So, that's the start of my Sizzix die collection...and I want LOADS more., along with more promarkers, more stamps more paper, Martha Stewart punches...does the list ever stop?!!


Thursday, 14 January 2010

3 in 1

Well today I had to leave school early as I had a physio appointment. I got home abut 4 (yippee) and decided to make the most of it!

Stamp - Sugarplums - Winter Emma

coloured with promarkers

Stripy paper - Papermania - Scrumptious

Grey cardstock - own stash

Small flowers - own stash

Large flower - made from free template in Papercraft Inspirations

This card is for 3 challenges (hence the post title).

Cupcake Craft - Going Girlie

Charisma Cardz - Anything new (brand new stamp and flower template)

Cute Card Thursday - Pink and Grey

Hope you like it

Ally xx

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

What's new today?

Well nothing really!

I bought myself an early birthday present just after Christmas. I treated myself to a Sizzix Bigshot and a set of circle nestabilities.
I don't know if you've noticed but I've used my circle nestie quite a lot!!
I've never owned a die-cutting machine before and I'm so excited with my Bigshot. I ordered a lot of things in the sale of the Sizzix website, but having followed a thread on UKS, I'm not sure whether I'm going to get much of it. I really want more things to try though.
So now, obviously I'm hooked on nesties and want more... will have to try and start saving. I always want everything at once and my wishlist is ever growing!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Too busy to make!

Well the snow days are over and I'm back to work today. What with general school life and having to write reports as well at the moment (boo hiss), I'm far too busy to make at the moment. So I'm putting up this card that I made last month.
The stamp is called Loving Tilda and she's coloured with promarkers. The flowers are from my stash and I can't remember where the paper is from!

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Thank you card

Well it's snowing today and I've really felt 'under the weather' and after having a nap and reading for a bit, eventually turned to making a card!

Magnolia stamp - Blueberry Tilda

coloured with promarkers

Papers: DCWV - Once Upon A Time

Sentiment - handmade

This card is for 2 challenges today.

Secret Crafter - sketch

Lili of the Valley - Thank you card

I hope you like it

Ally xx

Friday, 8 January 2010

Another snow day!

Well I should be writing reports but I just cannot get motivated and have somehow found my self making another card. How on earth did THAT happen?!!!!

So here is the card:
Magnolia stamp - Tilda with vintage roses (I love this stamp)
Image coloured with promarkers
Papers - Papermania Signature linen paper
Distress inks - brushed corduroy
antique linen

This card is for 3 challenges:

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Winter birthday
Friday Sketchers - sketch
Daring cardmakers - Garnet

I hope you like them

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Blog candy

Over on the Pink Gem blog they are giving you the chance to win 6 Pink Gem stamps.

Here is the link to the candy.

Good luck!

New baby card

Well for some reason it has taken me hours to make this card. For some reason, I just couldn't get going today. Apologies for the quality of the photo, but because it is so dark, I just couldn'y get it right.

Stamp - Lily and Teddys travels (Rachelle Anne Miller) - brand new
Coloured with promarkers
Papers - Papermania Exquisite Collection
Ric Rac - own stash
Sentiment - hand made

This card is for 3 challenges:
Cute card Thursday - Here the theme is 'All new'. Well not only is this a new baby card but my stamp is brand new too.
Papertake Weekly - Here the theme is 'new beginnings'.
I also followed the sketch on 2 sketches 4 you

My birthday

Well as the post title say, it's my birthday today, but I'm snowed in!!!
School is shut so no work for me and it's been a lazy lazy day!!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Another card!

Well I'm definately making the most of the snow day and have been busy making yet another card.
Loving Tilda - coloured with promarkers
Papers - Papermania, Scrumptious
Hearts and butterfly - Papermania elements

This card has been made to link with 2 challenges. They are:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - the theme was 'hearts'
Passion for Promarkers - sketch and theme of 'love'

Hope you like it
Ally xx


I've made this birthday card and it will link to 3 challenges.
My time to craft - blue and brown
Everybody Art - favourite colour combo (blue and brown)
Sketch and stash
I have used a brown card base.
Stripey paper - Websters pages - violette wings
Stamp - Anniker (new stash)
Leaf brads and curl - new stash from cardmaking kit
Flowers - own stash
Hope you like it

Snow day!!!!!!!

Well it hardly snowed last night so I reluctantly got up and went to work this morning. By 8.30 this morning the snow started and didn't stop. School was closed at 10 and I eventually got home just before 11.

Time to craft!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

What snow?

Well apparently the whole of England is covered in snow except for here! We are meant to get loads tonight though so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I really want a snow day!!!!!

I'm not crafting tonight as I'm still tired (there is a baby in the flat above me that cried all night) and my back is aching a lot again.

However, I did go to the post office and pick up my monthly card kit from Cleo Crafts and I have to say that it is yummy!!!

Anyway, I'm off to have a bath and try to ease my back.

Catch you soon
Ally xxxx

Monday, 4 January 2010

Too tired to make tonight!

Well it's the first day back at work after the Christmas holidays and what a shock to the system that was!

I haven't had time (or energy) to craft tonight (I think that might be quite a regular occurrence)so I'm going to post an old card I've made.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Our creative corner - clean and simple

My I have been busy today! I'm back to work tomorrow so I'm making the most of my last day off.

Over on Our Creative Corner the theme is 'Clean and Simple'
Magnolia stamp - Baking Tilda with wooden spoon
Coloured with promarkers
Paper and card from own stash

Allsorts and Anyone for Anya blog challenge

Over on the Allsorts challenge blog they asked that you used some new stash and follow the sketch. I've also combined it with the Anyone For Anya challenge blog, whose theme was Anything Goes. Here is my attampt and what I used:
Paper - K&Company Sparkly Sweet
Cardstock - from stash
Stars - from stash
Sentiment - Forever Friends
Stamp - 80s Anya (she's brand new - isn't she cute?)
Coloured with promarkers
Hope you like her

My friends birthday this week

Hopefully I'm going to be doing some 'new' making today. But here is a card I made for my friends birthday.
Her birthday is the day before mine so at least I wont forget!
I hope she likes it.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Christmas card

I know that Christmas has been and gone (didn't it go quick!!!) but this is one of the Christmas cards I made, again using a Magnolia stamp.
I coloured her with promarkers.
I just love Magnolia stamps. This is the card I made for my mums birthday back in December.

Happy New Year

I made this card to welcome in the new year.
I'm going to enter this into Stampin for the Weekend challenge which is called 'New Beginnings'.
I used the free digi stamp from The Greeting Farm blog and coloured with promarkers

New Start

Well this is the beginning of a new year so I thought I'd have a go at blogging.

I'm hopefully going to put up cards I've made.

Let's see how it goes!
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