Friday, 19 November 2010

A Post Of 2 Halves – And A Bit Of A Tutorial For You xxx


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Morning peeps and Happy Friday :)

Well we have a lot to get through here today so I’ll do me best to keep the waffle to a minimum and let the pics do the talking!!!

It’s that time of the week when we mosey over to the Just Magnolia challenge to see what’s happening and this week our theme is

White + One

So we want to see white plus one more colour of your choice for your papers and embellies and I’ve just realised as I am typing this that I have punched some leaves out of green card – doh!!!!!!!

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Anyway, that apart, here is my card.

I did a bit of masking and sat Tilda on a bauble and coloured it all with Copics and Pro Markers. This was the other card I was talking about yesterday ie when I said that I’d mixed up the pens so I didn’t have a list of colours but I used the usual stuff for hair and skin and the pinks are from the RV Copics range and the greys are PM warm greys if that helps!!!

I used 2 papers, both Pink Petticoat. One is Gingham and the other is Doodle Swirls which I thought matched the   swirls on the bauble really nicely.

The colour I used was Pretty Pink – my fave by a mile cos I love the soft chalky feel it has.

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I edged the image panel with some paper lace – I used the  Magnolia Doo Hickey Tilda Lace die which you can get from Dies To Die For and *****confession alert**** made a bit of a pigs ear (is that BAD lol???)  of it.  Hence the covered up 4 corners.

But if you are going to cover something up, you might as well do it with something pretty, so I used some fab Wild Orchid Crafts blooms and the aforementioned errant holly leaves!!!!

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OK so that is part 1 of this post :)


And now for part 2 :)


All this week, the Pink Petticoat Creative Team have been sharing our ideas for a Pretty Christmas and haven't they been gorgeous peeps. I have been blown away by the beautiful work – a real sight for sore eyes for sure.


So this is what I did.

Now you probably would have thought that I’d have gone for a pink colour palette, and I very nearly did, BUT at the last minute I decided to move away from the obvious/predictable  and go for something a bit different.

So I used red.

It’s so striking when used with white and looks really pretty I think. And this card is so easy to make because the papers and image do the work, they really do.

The papers are from the Fairy Lights collection and the oh so sweet image is one of the new Tiny Christmas Treasures which I  coloured with Copics and highlighted with Glamour Dust.  They are approximately 1” high and perfect for using with punches and nesties etc and there are 24 different designs to choose from :)


A couple of MS Doily punched borders, a bit of ribbon and some bling and it was done.

Now a bit of a tut for you.

One thing that I’ll often do when sending cards is to line my envelopes, mainly because I hate putting the effort into making a card and getting it to look nice and then sticking it into a plain envelope :(

Boo, hisss!!

So this is a great way to bring the card and envelope together and I have got this down to a fine art now and can sort the envelope out in no time at all. So I thought I’d share it with you today. I’ve done this at card classes and workshops and it really is fool proof – it has to be or how else would I be able to do it!!!

So, excusing the not so good pics (naughty light again!!), here we go -

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I hope you found that useful peeps :)


I think they look really nice together, and if you are a total matching freak like me, ……


… why not print out your paper, again don’t use your good stuff, and wrap your prezzies.

If you need a large sheet, just join enough  sheets together until you have the right size.


Again I used another one of the Tiny Christmas Treasures to make the little tag.

Phew, it’s been a long post today so hugest of thanks for sticking with it if you’ve lasted this far lol!!!

Have a great day and see you tomorrow where there is something very special happening on the Wild Rose Studio front – there might even be a little giveaway …………….. ohhhh shhhhhhh!!!!

See you then and hugs to all xxx


Julye said...

What fab cards and love your matching envelope and paper how perfect is that, I can see I might have to get some more inks for our printer, if I can ever get my son off it from doing school work!

sandra said...

Beautiful cards!
Thanks for tutorial!

Tracey T said...

Wow! What a brilliant idea for the envelope! Lovely cards, Dawny - I'm off to have a look at some of the new PP goodies now! Tracey T x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

2 stunning cards, that tilda is so pretty in those pastels, just beautiful. great tutorial, it's the little details that count. I made my own Christmas crackers last year with yummy green and black chocolate bars in them , much nicer than a bag of marbles.

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous cards as always, dawny. I love the matching envelope and paper idea. really lovely gift idea x

Jane said...

Way too brilliant a post today!!!! Thank you!!! xx

Janette said...

It's all gorgeous, and Tilda, sat on the bauble....sooooo sweet.xx

Mary Lou said...

FABULOUS CARDS!!! Thanks for the detail on lining envelopes--LOVE IT!!!!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous creations Dawny and now maybe I will finally try out a lined envie!! I have been wanting too and just have never gotten to it!! Looks beautiful though!!!
I hope you have a wonderful week-
end :)Kathy

Riet said...

So wonderful Dawny,I love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Frea said...

HI Dawny, this is just brilliant! Your card is heavenly, and the matching rest too!! LOVE IT ALL!!
Hugs, Frea

Mandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations Dawny!!


craftykitten said...

Absolutely fabulous projects Dawny. Thanks for a great tutorial.
Dawn x

Debbi said...

Everything is so beautiful, Dawny! I love the lined envelope--lining adds so much. And all of the touches on your cards--gorgeous!

Sue said...

WOW STUNNING !!!! What more can I say, they ae just beautiful.

Lori said...

Thank you SO MUCH Dawny!!! This was a very good tutorial. You've inspired me to create some envie lingers : ) I do LOVE all your matching projects!
Love and hugs ~

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, I especially love the Pink Petticoat one. I bought the Tiny Treasures last week and adore them!

Thank you for your excellent tutorial on matching envelopes too! x

Jane said...

Oooh now thank you soooo much for that tute hun, what a great idea, can't wait to try it! hugs, Jane xxx

Aussie Loz said...

Oh wow - your Magnolia card is so pretty, but that red and white combo is gorgeous! I love that paper and the gorgeous little matching bits and pieces are just delicious! ♥