Monday, April 26, 2010

~ Charming Tilda ~

This card has proven to be a real labour of love.
What started out as a simple birthday card for a
friend has now grown and grown as I thought of
more and more elements to add to it.
The ladies at Magnolia Down Under want to see some
charms incorporated in their challenge this week.
I had these metal floral charms sitting in my stash for
some time just waiting for the right card to use them on.
I think they set the card off just nicely.
Finally Edwin gets to make an appearance on one of my
cards. I'm not very nice to him, infact, I'm quite
neglectful. I think this might be the first time I have
included a single Edwin on a card. I have used the
skating pair of Tilda and Edwin together before, but yes,
this is definately the first Edwin on his own. Not that he
gets to be on the front of the card, but he's on the card
and that's a start.

I'm not sure how I survived up until now without
the Nellie Snellen Flower Punch set.
It might actually be my new favourite toy.

Magnolia Stamps
Docrafts Papermania Rose Garden DP
Nellie Snellen Punches
Martha Stewart Punch
Copic Markers
White Marker Pen
Dew Drops
Silver Marker Pen
Crystal Effects
Flower Soft
~ Peta ~

Monday, April 19, 2010

~ Antique Magnolia Roses ~

It's time for another challenge at Roses on Paper.
This time around my wonderfully talented friend
and Design Team partner, Iris, has given us an
awesome sketch to work with.
I've been such a slack DT member of late,
but I love a great sketch and this one was
lovely to work with and gave me a good
opportunity to use my newest Nesties.
Summer once again has a wonderful prize
ready for the lucky winner of this challenge
so head over to our Roses on Paper Challenge
Blog for a list of the qualifying stamps and
to get your copy of the sketch.
For those of you that know me I don't have to
tell you how much I love roses. I was so excited
when my favourite stamp company, Magnolia,
released this gorgeus rose arrangement.
For the rose on the inside of the card I did a little
bit of pruning and trimmed off a few of the leaves
and a flower.
I've tried to make my card look a bit antiquey
(is that a word) by using Glamsol and using a
brush in my black inkpad to add a distressed
Magnolia Stamp
Webster's Pages Patterned Paper
Copic Markers
Gold Glamsol
~ Peta ~

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

~ Candles and Cards ~

I have had the most frustrating week.
I never realised how much I used the internet
until I have been without it.
Now, finally after two modems and two different
IT technicians my computer is back up and
There was actually a positive side to the downtime,
I have been using this time to be creative.
Buying gifts for teenage girls can be a bit of a
nightmare, but I think I've come up with a solution.
Along with an itunes voucher I made a Magnolia
Birthday Candle for my daughters friend.

The card I made was fairly plain and simple
as I wanted the focus to be on the candle.
My copics were put to the side for this project
and my all time favourite H2o's were used.

The flower decoration was made using my brand
new Nellie Snellen punches. I was thrilled with the
the results they gave, could this mean no more
spending money on ready made flowers, ha ha ha,
I don't think so.

I painted Tilda on the card to match Tilda on
the candle. I love using my H20's, I would
use them for more projects if they were as
fast as using Copics.

Still on candles I had a very special
occassion on Easter Saturday which
called for 5 matching candles.
For a very long time I have wanted
to do something and finally last year
I made the commitment.
I have wanted to become a Catholic
for nearly 20 years and last year I
I began the RCIA program at our
On Easter Saturday night, along with
4 very special people I made my Act
of Faith, took my First Communion,
and my Confirmation.
It was the most beautiful, amazing
experience and I shared it with my
beautiful family and some very
special friends.
I wanted to do something for the four people
who have shared this journey with me so I
made all of our Communion Candles.
The candles were all the same except for the
handmade hat pins I used for the two girls
candles, just to give them a little bit more
of a feminine touch, and the roses are from
~ Peta ~

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