Monday, October 31, 2011

Copic Oz Challenge

As promised, here is my entry for the Copic Oz blog Challenge.  For challenge rules and to see other entries, please click here.

Materials used:
Stamp: Motivet "Doraline with a bouquet of tulips", Memento Ink
Cardstock/Paper: Fundamentals cards, Kaisercraft "Bonjour" collection
Embellishments:  Paper blooms, leaves, lace, ribbon, pearls, crystal stem.
Copics used: E31, E33, E37, E53, Y00, Y02, Y11, RV000, RV10, R20, Y35, Y38, G21, YG63, N1, N7, atyou Spica Clear.

I hope you like my card.

Happy crafting,

Carmel :-)

being sick sucks

Afternoon peeps!

I've been off work sick for over a week now and I am kinda over it!  One advantage has been that I can do stuff in my craft room and update my blog...

I have spent most of this week in my craft room, watching reruns of the love boat and NCIS (oh... I just realised that is quite a mix...) and attempting a clean up, which was mostly unsuccessful, haha!  I did however get a gift for Tim's Grandma done, as well as another challenge card, which I will post seperately in a moment.

I saw this cute tea chest in the new Magnolia Ink Magazine No 4 2011 made by Ying.  So I had a go at it and this is what I came up with for Tim's Grandma's birthday.  She absolutely loved it!

Materials Used:
Stamp:  Magnolia Butterfly Wishes Collection - "Tilda with Butterfly Jeans"
Cardstock/paper:  Kaisercraft "Chanteuse" collection, paper doily, Prima "Madeline" collection.
Embellishments:  Kaisercraft pearls, Kaisercraft rub-ons, pink and white organza ribbon, lace, paper blossoms, ribbon roses.
Ink/Colour: Memento, Versacolor, image coloured with Copics.

I absolutely love this!  I hope you like it too.

Happy crafting,

Carmel :-)

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Good morning!

So I spent most of yesterday working on the The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge (TOMIC).  This is the first time I have entered so I am rather excited!

It is a BINGO challenge.  To see the requirements and other entries, please click here.

I decided to go with the centre vertical row, using pearls, lace and the colour purple.

I have used one of my favourite Magnolia Stamps from the Fairy Tale Collection, "Lady Tilda", and the beautiful "Utopia" papers from Kaisercraft.

Materials used:
Stamps: Magnolia - "Lady Tilda", Papermania - Midnight fairytale.
Cardstock/Paper: DCWV, Kaisercraft
Embellishments: Kaisercraft paper blooms, pearls, lace, rose ribbon, punched leaves (punch bunch).
Inks: Memento, Versacolor.  Image coloured with Copics.

I hope you like my card.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Carmel :-)

Friday, October 28, 2011

How slack am I?

Or is it more like, how busy has this year been??

Work has been mayhem, and outside of work has been just as busy.

I have been doing lots of crafty stuff, just havent been able to get them online!

Here's to a fresh start.  I am off to try my hand at a challenge for The Online Magnolia Inspiration Challenge.

Wish me luck....

Happy crafting,