Thursday, 29 January 2009

Matchmakin' Maynard

The cute dragon on my card today is High Hopes Matchmakin' Maynard and is available to buy along with tons of High Hopes stamps in the store. My image is coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps for blending. I stamped the image on Concord card. I then finished my image by adding a little Stickles to Maynard wings and heart on his arrow to give a little added sparkle.


Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Just a note

Just a quick little ATC I made using one of the cute new Valentine Tildas which are in the shop now. Isn't she just adorable and it doesn't have to be just for valentines - think she would be great as a 'hello' or 'just a note' type cards. (Will try and make this into a card and add it to this post when I'm done to show you)
Edited: as promised, have used it as a topper to make this card;
There are lots of new goodies arriving at the shop so make sure you check back often. I'm hoping to play with all my fab new goodies next week so should have more to show then.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Sarah Kay

I still can't get enough of my Sarah's and here she is again.. coloured with Rangers Distress inks in Tattered Rose [face], Peeled Pait [top] Faded Jeans [flowers, jeans] Walnut stain [hair] Antique Linnen[hat]

All these can be found in the shop

Silly Monkey Crafts

While you are there browse amongs all the delicious papers available.. including a large range of Basic Grey.. they just have to be my favorites :)

Also there will be alot of new goodies added to the store so please come back soon and watch this space.

Hugs, Marlene x

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Ups and Downs!

I think your getting the idea by now that I just love High Hopes stamps! he he.. This cute character i'm showing you today is called Lumpy. He's just perfect for those hard to do man cards. Image stamped on concord card using momento ink. Coloured with Prismacolor pencils with papers stumps and sansodor for blending.

Have a great Sunday!


Thursday, 15 January 2009

Love birds!

Aren't these owls just the cutest pair and as well as being perfect for valentines I thought they would be great to use for an Anniversary card for my mother and father-in-law. It's not until April but now i'm well prepared! The clouds are part of the designer paper so thought it would be great to stamp the sentiment in the centre.

I didn't want my little owl lovers to be floating around in the air so I stamped them twice. Coloured one in full and then cut it out cutting off their tail feathers. I then stamped the image again and just coloured in their claws and tail feathers. I then cut just this part out from the second image. I stuck the fibre into place behind the main image then matched it up with the claws and tail behind on the second. Ta da.. you have them sitting on a little branch.. I think it turned out kinda neat don't you?

This cute couple along with lots of other yummy High Hope stamps can be found in the store.


Card details:

Stamps: High Hopes "Love Birds"
Ink: Momento
Papers: SU Cardstock and Fiskars Cloud9 - BeLoved
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps for blending. Image stamped on Concord card.
Embellishments: Fibres, ribbon, PM adhesive pearls
Equipment: Wizard, circle and scalloped circle nestabilities, SU Ticket punch

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Its's all Good!

For my card today I have used the dragon stamp "Ace" and he is such a cool dude! Did you know you can buy him in two different sizes? This one used on my card is the standard size. I am sending this card to Tina's Grandfather and if you haven't seen my post about this.. please find it here on my blog. Check out all the links below for the products used on my card.

Hope your having a great weekend and finding time to get crafty!


Card details:
Stamps: High Hopes Ace Dragon and "It's all Good" sentiment
Ink: Momento & Versamagic Aegean Blue
Papers: SU Cardstock and Basic Grey Cupcake
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps for blending. Image stamped on Concord card. Stickles
Embellishments: Fibres
Equipment: Wizard, circle and scalloped circle nestabilities, Cuttle Bug and Tiny Bubbles embossing folder

Friday, 9 January 2009

Loving Christmas Wishes...

Hi Ladies,

Oh wow I can't believe is already Friday . Today I want to show you a card made with this cute stamp called "Amanda" from High Hopes. I got this stamp for long and barely used it, but when I received this paper from " My Mind's Eye" I knew I had to give it a try. All the highlighted items can be purchased at the store.

stamped the image on Watercolor paper and I colored it with distress re-inkers from Tim Holtz and an Aquash Watercolor Pen to blend the colors. I added a lot of stickles, some Prima flowers, brads , drew drops and some adhesive stones .
The sentiment stamp is from Magnolia's Winter collection.


LIM :)

Thursday, 8 January 2009


This is the second month of the Karen Foster calender that I started back here and which I was supposed to have finished by now (but then hubby scuppered all my plans LOL.) My plan is to use all Magnolias throughout and the store now has some of the newer ones in like this cute skating pair which I just had to use for Feb as I think they look so romantic like that! However even if I don't finish it this year (which I'm hoping I will!) I can still use it for future years as it's a perpetual calender so it won't date! The good bit is, that you can buy both the calender and the bundle kit together at a great reduced price at the moment - think they make great presents (either made up or left blank for recipient to make their own)

Materials (highlighted items are available from SM and the link will take you straight there):

  • Images: tilda couple skating from new year Magnolia range, feb 14 seal stamp from their valentine range.
  • Colouring: Copic caio marker pens - my fantastic xmas pressie off hubby (I got 108 of them!!!)
  • DP : all the dp and stickers are from the calender bundle kit which goes with the blank calender, get both and save here. Makes it super easy to put together, especially if you are behind like me! Just 10 more months to go (swore I wouldn't be doing this again about this time last year LOL)
  • Other: 'Love' ticket from Tim Holtz 'adage' set - not sure if in stock at moment, the journalling ones are though.

Will try and complete some more months soon!

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Seymore's Sick Day!

Yay, I'm back at last with a card to show you! Well as I have just recovered from a flu virus and with so much going around I thought it only appropriate that I use this cute High Hopes stamp "Seymore's Sick Day!" This adorable character can be purchased in the Store and for any new visitors we have a fabulous range of High Hopes stamps. The "Get Well Soon" sentiment is also from High Hopes. I stamped the sentiment in two parts so it would fit nicely on the SU tab punch.

Happy New Year to all our visitors!


Card details:
Stamps: High Hopes "Seymore's Sick Day and "Get Well Soon" sentiment
Ink: Momento & Versamagic Jumbo Java
Papers: SU Cardstock, Daisy Bucket and PM Retro Floral (Flowers)
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps for blending. Stamped on concord card.
Embellishments: Buttons, pink string
Equipment: Martha Stewart Embossed Zig Zag Punch, SU Scallop Edge Punch, SU Round Tab Punch, Wizard and Flower Shapeabilities