Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Challenge tilda card.

Ive been a busy bee in the craftroom this week , lots to show 
over the next few days !
But to start off with this is my card for the Just Magnolia Challenge 
which was a great  sketch by Jane
I actually manage to use my cricut machine , 
which really does not like me usually !!
It must have been in a good mood as i managed to cut 
the mat with no problems at all !

I used a quickcutz die for the leaves and sitting tilda is coloured with copics.


Now if your looking for my BLOG CANDY .. its the next post down .

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Fancy abit of Blog Candy ?

Fancy abit of Blog Candy ?
Closes 7th April 2010.
Blog Candy Now Closed.
Just a thank you to all for all the lovely comments and the giggles you give me !
1x Basic Grey Indian summer paper pad,
1 x chipboard Album, 
Chipboard Embellishments
2 x fiskars scissors

what you have to do ..
Please become a follower 
Put the Blog candy picture on your Sidebar or post .
Link the picture back to my blog.
add your link below !
Now closed

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Challenge card and Calvin cupcake Caper !

This is one of Whimsy's gorgeous carousel  horse's from
the Chrissy Armstrong collection.

Im not quite sure why the twisted  ribbon does'nt look straight , i think its just the angle of the piccy !
Well spring is here , so i chose some springy colours ,
I do love those colours of light turqiouse , reds and greens, reminds me of tulips springing up in the grass.
The image is coloured with copics .
I made this card for these challenges.
Charismcardz - spring - i used spring colours - bright and cheery !
Cutecard thursday - dimensions - which ive added with the twisted ribbon .

Now then .... that mouse of mine has been VERY quiet... wonder what  he is up to ?

 Oh no ... He has spotted the cupcake cottage !
he looks upto something very sneeky to me ...



OI ! Calvin .... that cupcake has been sold Mr ! Where do you think you are going with it ???
 (flabbergasted maddy )
and exactly what shop is that ?

OH MY ... ive seen it all now ....a mouse with a cupcake shop....
(maddy shakes head).....
what ever next ? ....... ( stay tuned !)

have'nt seen the cupcake cottage set? look here  .

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Just a quickie !

 Just a quickie card for a few challenges as im really busy on  alittle project 
i am making at the mo..

 This is the gorgeous Sophie , she is just adorable .. 
The card has been edge in pom pom trimming , Im really into this at the moment !
The papers are from a big stack - dont know the name of it 
as i ripped the front by accident !
So here are the challenges i made the card for .

Now i'd better get back to that project .... just to say its something rather sweet !

Sunday, 21 March 2010

The Stroppy Craft Room Fairy and blog candy Winner !

Well well well now what do we have here ?

Its Gladys Glitter and shes in a right old strop !
Shes a craft room fairy and shes run out of glitter !

I made her for my friend Rachel , it was her Birthday yesterday and i wont see her until tomorrow.
I chose the colours to match some  challenges ,
Creative inspirations - white , yellow and green - yellow hair and  the dolie is white and her buttons on her back are yellow , but my the picture was blurred and i couldnt use it !)
Creative inspirationsChallenge  - anything but a card
and ive incorporated the colours of 
Papertake weekly - lilic and lemon (hair colour and button at back)
I used some of  my DT march bloom kit from Tracy at 
I used a one of the blooms and cut it into quarters for her wings and used some glass glitter on them .
I would have shown the the card to match ,but i haven't quite finished it yet !

Oh hello Calvin mouse ... I did'nt know you liked fairys ?

I worry about you sometimes Calvin mouse .... thats Meyer Imports German glass glitter ,  from my glitter DT kit ... its gorgeous !

Now then id really better get on with this blog candy ..

A big thank you to all that took part ..
and thank you for all the giggles you gave me as i read your comments - some of them were hilarious !

Im afraid i could not get a picture of the random generator .... (it would not let me copy it )
 The winner is ............ 
and Herberts new mummy ............
Is .. Number 
thank you to all that took part xxx

Time for some Easter blog Candy !

  Blog Candy now
candy will be  drawn 21st.
 This post will remain at the top .. 
please scroll down for new posts !

Want a Herbert ? 
I decided that Herbert really needs a home ... so he is up for grabs !
The blog candy consists of 
Herbert the rabbit 
his home 
the card  
plus bunny girl !
I'd like to say a big THANK YOU  to all that come visiting my blog , 
I love reading all your comments and going for a peekie at all the different blogs you have !
Herbert is made from Fimo , his whiskers are curled wire - so if you do win him make sure that
he go's to an older child. 
hmmmmmmmm would you want to give him away though ?????
In order for your chance to win them all here are the rules ...
1. become a follower 
2. Post this picture on your blog /sidebar and link it to my blog .
It would be great if you could mention my blog candy in a post - but its not a necessary.
3. add your name and link to your blog onto Mr linky ..
Everyone is welcome to join in .. 
Blog candy closes on 
20th March . 
The winner will be chosen at random on the 21st.
Good luck everyone !
dont forget i have a easter rabbit tutorial too - so if you have not seen 
you can check it out here

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Cupcake Cottage !

This is a very special gift set i made...
Im not sure what to show you first !

It all started with Bev's beautiful stetch on the Just Magnolia challenge,
I  got so inspired that it ended up a full gift set ! 
~Thanks Bev ! ~
here it is 
Cupcake Cottage Gift Set !
It comes complete with , Card and Matching Box for it (pitured at the back of the card in the photo, CupCake Cottage and the cutest little dolly sitting on a fabric doile !
Well i'd  better start off with the card first had'nt i ?

here she is cute Tilda ! 
I used a martha stewart punch for the mat and coated the 
frills in Glass Glitter ! It actually looks like sherbet coating !!! gorgeous effect !
I coloured Tilda in with copics and she has some glass glitter 
on the frill of her skirt.
the papers are by Papermania .
I really really enjoyed doing this sketch .
I am entering this into these challenges .

Inside the card.

A very large fimo / polymer clay and paper cupcake that sits on top of the cottage , 
but can also be taken off too !
Edited to say --- only the tiny roses are fimo - the other blooms are paper.
the pink ruffle is fimo and so is the blue icing.
Front of cupcake cottage , adorned with a little brass knob 
and decorative blooms.
Now then this cottage does have occupants !
Oh yes indeedy !
lets have a peek inside shall we ?

Well would you look at that , looks like Teddies Tea Time !
Every time i open that little door i think to myself that its like 
looking at the secret life of Teddies !
Look at the little fella at the back, he is noshing on a little cup cake !
Theres Teddy holding a dolly .... that dolly looks familiar !

thought she looked familar !
Heres Dolly holding Teddy and a cupcake !
she is obviously joining them for tea ! heheeeee !

Well i do hope you enjoyed looking at my creations ,
if you have any questions , please use the c - box on my side bar,
its so much easier to answer you than in the comments, thanks x

this is a very special set , every piece i thoughly enjoyed making .

~Maddy x~

p.s dont forget theres 2 days only for my blog candy , here

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Sneeky peek !

Its been awhile since i really did some serious fimo- ing,  but the last two days ive been hidden away in my craft room totally engrossed in something rather special . 
I decided a few weeks ago that since my blog does say mad imaginations and does state creative designs in papercrafts and fimo that i really should start doing alittle , should'nt i ? 

I think the last time i came out of my craft room looking like a cave woman and the house 
in TOTAL disaray was the time i did the cinderellas castle made from old PG tips box HERE.
The time before that was the Fairy Tree house Exploding Box  HERE, i do seem to have 
these sudden mad moments were the fimo comes out, hide away and starve for a few days 
like some sort of mad proffessor in his lab making the next miracle potion !
My boyfriend Calvin thinks those moments are hilarious !
Well i can't show you till tommorow .... but i will be a tease and
give ya a couple of 
sneeky peeks ! 

sorry thats ya lot till tommorow ! 

Monday, 15 March 2010

In the Pink !

Well i've been a busy old bee today !
I made this cute card then went on to go craft shopping and bought some nice crafty treats ..

This is little Patience and i adored colouring her with copics !
She so reminds me of my daughter Sophia when  she was little , 
even the hair style ! Just the way she is holding that kitty is like being thrown back in time !
Sophia was'nt exactly known for her delicate handling of  animals say we say !
The look on that kitty is just precious !
The image is by Mo Manning and ive coloured her in with 
copics  - the blooms have a sprinkling of glitter and ive 
used a fiskars threading water punch for the decorative edging.
Im entering this card into these challenges .

Inside the card is decorated .
and comes with a matching box .

This card is for sale at -
£5.00 includes post and packaging ,


Sunday, 14 March 2010

"A Spin on the Merry Go Round"

What to win some of these goodies ?

What to win some of these fine goodies ? Then come join me on the  whimsy 
"A Spin on the Merry Go Round"
blog hop !!!

Chrissy Armstrong has done it again and designed 3 new sets of these gorgeous horses !
Spring Stepping
Proud Momma
Wings of Hope ($1 from every sale will go to the American Red Cross)

Today sees the release of these gorgeous stamps
This is the  Easter card i made with the set 
Spring Stepping !
I just love that Sentiment !
I used some old broken braclet beads  that my daughter had made that were still attached to the head pins  and added it to the white heart for spoonful of sugar

I am entering this card into these challenges 

Back to the blog hop !
Now if you have come from 
DEB'S blog -  your in the right place ...
IF NOT you need to start at the beginning HERE - Bev's blog !
There are some totally awesome creations by the whimsy Dt ,so please do have a peekie !

Now i did mention some goodies , didnt i ?
well once you have completed the hop you will be given instructions were to go next 
but for now ..
Please trot your way to ....
should you get lost on your travels and bolt off , theres a full list 
on Denises blog here
The hop will run until Wednesday, March 17th at noon EST. We'll draw one random winner to receive     the prize pack and post that info on the Whimsy site.
Also the very generous Denise has decided that ...
"Whimsy Stamps will be offering a special promotion from noon EST on Sunday until noon EST on Monday. The first 25 orders placed at Whimsy, regardless of total, will receive free shipping. Shipping will be charged at checkout, but if your order was one of the first 25 orders in that 24 hour period, you will receive a shipping credit." This is a one day only special promotion during our new release!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

I would like to shout this ....LOOK AT MY EASTER PRESSIE !!

I appoligise in advance at any giddyness displayed in this post !
I have to say i have THE most wonderful , gorgeous and very talented boyfriend a girl could have !
Now for wee while he has been saying he is making me an easter gift ...
bloggers - this is not merely a gift !
This is just exqusite ...and i am soooooooooo thrilled !
I feel like the owner of a faberage egg !
all the little details - butterflies , a hand stitched heart ! 
a beautiful distress inked scroll with tiny brass knobs .. 
its filled with chocolate 
he made it for ME !!!!!
i'l give ya alittle look ! but please go have a look on his blog , theres more pics and he 
details what he did ... 
my mouth just dropped to the floor when i saw it !

Friday, 12 March 2010

Here kitty , kitty !

Well today i got my box of scraps out and decided it was time i was hoarding far too many of them ...
~We all do it don't we ? Everytime we make a card and the leftovers are bigger than a couple of mm it goes into a box - then when you can't get to your new stash without having to clear boxes out , then thats time for it to be used !
So todays card i have used mainly scraps , apart from the pink gingham asperagus paper.

I added quite abit of detail to this card .
This card i made for the ~Sugar Bowl challenge which was a fabby sketch by Judy and the 
please include was stars.

The image is a sweet sugar nellie stamp - but i threw away the packaging 
and im afraid i can't remember her name - sorry !
Is'nt she just a darling feeding little kitty  !
I used a white pen to dot the scallop edge and stars .

I thought id try something different so i cut some paper frills out and curled the ends slightly 
and then bobbed them under the blooms - i rather thought this was quite pretty !

Now if you haven't entered My Easter blog candy .. you can find it 
HERE > herbert is getting rather giddy at the prospect of a new home !