Saturday, 28 February 2015

Cosy and Warm

Good Evening...

Cosy and warm is the best title I could think of today given that the weather here is enough to blow you over and freeze you to death!  I am chuckling to myself now as I realise that  I start most of my Blog posts off with a comment about our Great British Weather (not)! 

Today's card is made with a House Mouse Stamp - 'Knit Gift', I think this is such an adorable image!

I coloured the image with copic markers, mounted and layered it up with some Papermania papers and used a sheet of Papermania Kraft card embossed with dots as the background.  

I slightly distressed the edges of the image with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - 'Tea Dye'.  (Never done that before but I thought it was about time I gave it a go and the white card needed dulling down a bit)!

I added some natural twine from The Ribbon Girl and some jute ribbon. adhesive pearls and embellishments from my trinket box.  Finally to finish the card off I added two little labels stamped with Lili of the Valley sentiment tags and embossed with clear powder. 

I decided to try and make this card a little less fussy as I did n't want to overwhelm these two delightful little mouse friends.


I would like to enter this card for the following challenges - 
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - Friends (HMFMC188)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Our Furry Friends



Ingredients
House Mouse Cling Rubber Stamp - 'Knit Gift'
Colour Blend Card from Quixotic Paperie
Memento Black Ink
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad- 'Tea Dye'
Kraft Card by Papermania
Other Papers by Papermania
Crafts Too A4 Embossing Folder - 'dottie'
Natural Hemp Twine from The Ribbon Girl
Jute Ribbon by Hobbycraft
Polka Dot Star Button by Lynette Anderson Designs
Small Mitten Button by 'Dress It Up' 
Adhesive Pearls by The Hobby House
Lili of The Valley Sentiment Tags - Set 24 & Set 32
Stampendous Ultra Detail Clear Embossing Powder



Inks Used
Memento Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Copic Markers - W1, W3, W5, W7, E50, E51, E53,
E21, E35, E57, R56, R59, R89, E41, E42, E43, W0

Thank you so much for visiting,
Happy Crafting!...xxx

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Sunshine on a rainy day!

Good Morning...

Happy to be back in the world of crafty bloggin' today so I can avoid looking at or thinking about some pretty awful, extremely wet and windy weather!  (Can still hear it though...radio needs turning up I think)!

Today's card is Magnolia's 'Ribbon Tilda' (this is my first ever Tilda), stamped and then coloured with copic markers.  I have used some Kraft card and papers from Pion to mount the image.  I have then added lace, cheesecloth, twine and flowers from The Ribbon Girl along with some other embellishments and pearls from my trinket box.  

Finally, (and this is another first for me), I have dotted the card with some texture paste, (that felt weird)!!  I am a bit of a perfectionist...love straight lines and all that, so daubing 'goo' all over a finished card went well against the grain!  I have to say though I am happy with the end result!  


I would like to enter this card for the following challenges - 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts  - For the Girls
The Ribbon Girl - Add Lace Magnolia Only
Creative Inspirations - Luscious Lace
Papertake Weekly - Take your Pick (Sketch 98 & Kraft Card)
Totally Tilda Challenge - Brights/Pastel
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says Anything Goes
                                                 In The Pink - Cute as a Button



Ingredients
Magnolia Sweet Christmas Stamp - 'Ribbon Tilda' from Sir Stampalot
Make it Colour Blending Card from Quixotic Paperie
Pion Papers -'From My Heart' Series
Kraft Card by Papermania
Kort and Godt Rolled Roses in Coffee Brown and Pale Pink,
Sweetheart Blossom in Baby Pink and White, Mocha 20mm Open Roses, Natural Twine, Cheesecloth, 'Grace' Ivory Guipere Lace - all from The Ribbon Girl.
Heart Pin, Shimmer Domes and Pearls by Papermania
Texture Paste by Daler-Rowney
Copic Markers
White 0.7mm Pocsa Pen
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool



Inks Used
Memento Black Ink Pad
Copic Markers - E0000, E00, E11, R20, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, 
R00, R00, R11, YG91, YG93, E41, W0
White 0.7mm Pocsa Pen

Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...xxx




Monday, 23 February 2015

Thank heaven for little boys....

Good Morning!

I am an early bird today, and adding an extra card!  ( I don't usually have chance on a Monday)!

Today's card is an unusual one for me.  I don't have an excuse to make many cards for small humans as my boys are now all grown up, luckily though I stumbled across an adorable range of Digi's at Pink Gem Designs and could n't resist this one - 'Josh with Dinosaurs'

I coloured the little chap and his dinosaur friends with copic markers, die cut him out and then layered him up with digital papers from Pink Petticoat on a card I had embossed with large dots.  Finally I added a dinosaur charm from The Ribbon Girl and ribbon and a starry button from my trinket box.  

Say hello to Josh and his dinosaurs...xxx



I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - 
A Gem of a Challenge - Children's Playtime (138)



Ingredients
Pink Gem Designs Digi Stamp - 'Josh with Dinosaurs'
Make it Colour Blending Card from Quixotic Paperie
Darice Embossing Folder - 'Large Dots'
Die Namics Die - 'Stitched Circles'
Digital papers from Pink Petticoat Range
Dinosaur Charm from The Ribbon Girl
Red Starry Button by Lynette Anderson Designs and
Blue Polka Dot Ribbon from my 'stash'
Copic Markers



Copic Markers - 
E000, E01, E11, E15, E18, R11, R00, R02, 
B12, B14, B16, W0, W1

Thank you for visiting...happy crafting...xxx

Sunday, 22 February 2015

a butterfly is a flying flower...

Good Morning!

fliipin' freezin' here today and pouring with rain...good day to be sat in the warm being crafty in my opinion, but then every day is a good day for that!

Today's card is made with a lovely Sugar Nellie digi stamp from Funky Kits called 'butterfly pursuit'.  I printed the image direct to a sheet of Make it Colour Blending Card with a butterfly quote I found on the internet.  I coloured the image with copic markers and embossed the edge of the card with a tattered lace embossing folder.  

Finally, I added some twine, a charm and a heart button from The Ribbon Girl, raided my trinket box for the flower shaped and teeny tiny star shaped buttons and there we are...finished...xxx


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - 

Creative Inspirations - Buttons
The Sugar Bowl - Sugar Nellie 'anything goes'
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a little texture





Ingredients
Sugar Nellie Digi Stamp - 'butterfly pursuit' from Funky Kits
Make it Colour Blending Card from Quixotic Paperie
Tattered Lace Embossing Folder - Butterfly Garden
Cream Hessian Twine, Butterfly Charm and Wooden Button from The Ribbon Girl
Tenny Tiny Star Buttons by Trimits
Piece of Doily cut from a Papermania Doily
Other buttons from my own trinket box
Butterfly Sentiment printed direct from computer
Copic Markers


Copic Markers - 
E000, E00, E01, R11, E31, E33, E37, 
E41, E42, V0000, V000, V01, BG70, G21,
W0, W1

Thank you for visiting...Happy crafting...xxx

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Brief Encounter...

Good afternoon!

Brief Encounter eh?  I don't think so based on how long it took me to make today's card!  To be honest it wasn't the 'making' part, it was more the thinking and twiddling part!  In fact today's card is quite different from the card I had in mind when I chose this sweet Tiddly Inks image.  (This has got something, well, everything(!) to do with my visit to my lovely friends at Pink Tulip Creations yesterday! I simply could n't resist the Kaisercraft papers there which just seemed to suit Aida so nicely).

To make today's card I used copic markers to colour the delightful 'Aida' - gonna miss you' from Tiddly Inks in a vintage/sepia style.  I die cut the image with a Little B die and went on to layer and mount the image using some papers from Kaisercraft.  I added some cream flowers and ivory ribbons and embellishments from The Ribbon Girl along with some other findings from my trinket box.  I fiddled for ages trying bits here and there and this the card I ended up with...xxx


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - 
Tiddly Inks - Sketch
The Ribbon Girl - Ivory/Cream
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Bingo (whoops - nearly all of them)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - For the Girls
That Craft Place - Film Inspired (Brief Encounter, train travel love story)
Deep Ocean - Love is all around


Ingredients
Tiddly Inks Digi Stamp - 'Aida - Gonna Miss You'
Make it Colour Blending Card from Quixotic Paperie
Kaisercraft Papers from the 'Now Boarding' Collection
Little B Die Set - Tags
Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby White Embossing Enamel
Pinflair Ice Diamond
Ivory Open Roses, Cheesecloth, Pearl Ivory Flatbacks, Cream Hessian Twine, Vintage Style Ivory Pearl Trinket Pin, Kort and Godt Rolled Ivory Roses and Ivory Organza from 
The Ribbon Girl.
Camera Charm by Bijoux
Silver Shimmer Domes and other Adhesive Gems by Papermania
Rusty Wire and Heart from my own trinket box
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool


Copic Markers
E50, E51, E53, R20, E40, E41, E42, E43, E59, W0, W1

Thank you for visiting...happy crafting...xxx



Sunday, 15 February 2015

You can only chase a butterfly for so long...

Good Morning...

I hope you are all enjoying a happy Valentine's weekend...I am...and I'm giving nothing more away than that! 

Today's card is made with a digi stamp from lovely Tiddly Inks -'fluttering by to say hi'.  I printed the image direct to a sheet of Make it Colour Blending Card with a butterfly quote I found on the internet.  I coloured the image with copic markers, (and also tried a new technique, by using a Prisma pencil to add some texture to the hair).  I embossed the edge of the card with a tattered lace embossing folder.  Finally, I added some twine, and a charm from The Ribbon Girl, raided my trinket box for the resin flower, heart shaped and pearl buttons and there we have it...finished...xxx



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - 
Tiddly Inks - Tingo! (Flowers, Tiddly Inks, Buttons and a bit of Embossing)!
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - For the Girls
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small
























Ingredients
Tiddly Inks Digi Stamp - 'fluttering by to say hi'
Make it Colour Blending Card from Quixotic Paperie
Tattered Lace Embossing Folder - Rose Garden
Natural Hessian Twine, Butterfly Charm and Wooden Button from The Ribbon Girl
Tenny Tiny Heart Buttons by Trimits
Resin Flower by Papermania
Vintage Pearl Button from my own trinket box
Butterfly Sentiment printed direct from computer
Copic Markers
Prisma Pencil


Copic Markers
E000, E01, E02, R20, E41, E42, E43, E47, BG70, BG72, BG78, 
V000, V01, V91, Y00, YG93, C1

Prisma Pencil - PC941,  light umber

Thank you for visiting, Happy Crafting...xxx

Thursday, 12 February 2015

New Tricks...

Good afternoon!  

Gosh, the last week has flown by,  I really don't know where the days have gone!  

I have tried some new techniques in today's card; I really admire the beautiful shabby chic style flower adorned cards that you lovely talented ladies out there create.  I have never made a card in that style as I have to admit to being rather too fond of straight lines...! But as there is a first time for everything...here goes!  

I have used a lovely Lili of the Valley stamp - 'on tiptoe', coloured with copics.  The papers are digital prints from Pink Petticoat, distressed around the edge with a Tim Holtz paper distressing tool.  (The paper was n't the only thing distressed! I did n't feel too good myself roughing up all the straight edges on that paper!).  The gingham paper strip across the card has been embossed with a Sheena Douglas embossing folder 'fabulous florals'.  I have then decorated the image with a flowers, twine and a charm from The Ribbon Girl.  The doily and pink button are from my trinket box.  The white dots are by Papermania.

So here we have it, my first truly flowery card...xxx



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

The Ribbon Girl - It's Charming
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes + option of a sketch
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Hearts and Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - For the Girls
Cute Card Thursday - Perfectly Pink
Noor Design - Spring



Ingredients
Lily of the Valley stamp - on tiptoe
Pink Petticoat digital papers - little twinkly stars and gingham
Make it Colour Blending Cardstock from Quixotic Paperie
Sheena Douglas embossing folder - fabulous flowers
Flowers, bakers twine and dragonfly charm from The Ribbon Girl
White adhesive dots by Papermania
Pink heart button and doily from my own trinket box
Collall all purpose glue
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool



Inks used - 
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers - E000, E01, E02, R20, E33, E35, E59, E41, E42, E43, RV000, RV10, RV91, RV95, G21, G24, G28, Y02

Thank you for taking a look...
Happy crafting...xxx








Thursday, 5 February 2015

Up and Running...

What a lovely few days I've had, thank you for all the kind words and support for tanglemouse!  I am quite overwhelmed and thoroughly delighted that my first card creation has had such a positive response...blogger's beginners luck I reckon!

Well, on we go then... Today's card is made with a House Mouse stamped image (so cute this one but then again, are n't they all).  I have coloured these sweeties using twinkling H2O's.  The card itself has been dotty embossed and the background is die cut from selection of digi papers from Pink Petticoat.  The sentiment is also from Pink Petticoat and I have raided my trinket box for the embellishments.  Adorable mice and just in time for Valentine's Day.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - 

Creative Inspirations - Love is in the Air
The Ribbon Girl - Romance
Simon Says Stamp And Show - H is for....Hearts
House Mouse And Friends - HMFMC187 Love is in the Air


Crafty Bits and Pieces

House Mouse Wooden Stamp - Tails of True Love
Pink Petticoat Digital Papers, Hearts, and Doodle Dots in Cherry Blossom
Pink Petticoat Digital Heartfelt Sentiment
Deckle Edge Nestabilities
Die-namics Vertical Stitched Strips
Stampendous Fran-tage Chunky White Embossing Enamel
Tim Holtz Paint Dabber in Rose
Pink Resin Rose from Pink Tulip Creations
Pink and White Twine and other embellishments from my own trinket box
Pink Dots from Papermania Funfair range
Collall All Purpose Glue
Twinkling H2O's


Inks

Archival Black Ink Pad
Twinkling H2O's in the following colours - 
Almond Beige
Hunter Grey
Mocha Rose
Sand Dollar
Cafe Latte
Bolivian Blue

Thank you for taking a look...
Happy Crafting...xxx





Monday, 2 February 2015

Happy Monday, and it is February already!  Bloomin' cold today though on our side of the mountain! - a good day to make a start so here goes... Today's card is made with a digi stamp from lovely tiddly inks called 'you and me'.  I printed the image direct to a sheet of Make it Colour Blending Card with a sentiment, (thank you to the film and the song for the inspiration).  I coloured the image with my beloved copic markers, embossed the edge of the card with a tattered lace embossing folder, added some twiddly bits and away to go!
































I would like to enter this card into the following Challenge - 


tiddly inks digi stamp 'you and me'
make it colour blending cardstock from Quixotic Paperie
Tattered Lace Rose Garden embossing folder
Ivory Button Twine from The Ribbon Girl
Ivory Resin Rose from Pink Tulip Creations
Other embellishments from my own trinket box
Sentiment printed direct to card from computer
Copic Markers


Copic Markers - E00, E01, E02, YR21, E33, E35, E40, E41, E42, E43, C1, C3, C5, C7

Thank you for taking a look.
Happy Crafting xxx







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