Friday 19 April 2013

 Hi everyone! Today I've made a card with the sweet Tilda long stocking and coloured her with distress and wataercolour markers, cut her out and added her to my card base. I also used the gorgeous butterflies again this time stamping, colouring with markers and cutting them out to place amongst the flowers. I also added the Magnolia balloons with a chit chat sticker as this is a Birthday card for a lovely friend.

I created the card base for my die cutting machine with Basic Gray paper under the trellis. I've added stickles for some sparkle and lots of pearl pen dots to decorate.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday 18 April 2013

Tilda Long Stocking

Hi everyone, a card to share today with the gorgeous new Princess Tilda with ballet shoes, I do love the ballerinas :D! I coloured Tilda with distress and watercolour markers and added some faux stitching around the image. 

I also created the background paper with the fantastic new collage style stamps that are in the new 'once upon a time 2013 collection'. I used the two smaller butterflies and the smaller crown and distress ink for this piece. The rest is a floral overload :D, stardust stickles glitter glue, seam binding ribbon, a chit chat sticker and pearl pen pearls. 

I'm entering my card into Tilda's Town challenge of flowers everywhere.

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Tea Time

Hi everyone, a Magnolia tag to share today with the gorgeous 'joyful Tilda' from the Christmas story collection and she's another sweet one that can be used for lots of occasions.

I've coloured her with distress ink and watercolour markers and added her to the chipboard tag. I cut the tag and the frame with sizzix dies which I've covered with Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl digi paper from Jessica Sprague.

Lots of flowers and some pink silk ribbon to finish off.

I'm entering my tag into the challenge at Midweek Magnolias of 'shabby chic' and the challenge at Tilda's Town of F & F or U & E, I've gone for f & f (fussy and fancy)

Chris x

Friday 15 February 2013

Easter Bunnies

 Hi everyone and I'm back today with a Magnolia project to share using the gorgeous new bunny Tilda's from the Little Easter Collection, this is Ballerina Bunny Tilda and Tilda Holding Easter Egg, they're very cute and are a lovely additions to my Easter Magnolia's, I particularly love the bunnies! I've also used the Doo Bee Pops Honeycomb paper again to make the Easter egg on the corrugated card tag and it's such a pretty colour for spring and Easter.

I've coloured with copic markers and then cut them both out. I painted the tag with Picket Fence crackle paint and edged everything with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. The fence is die cut from white Bazzil card using the Lovely Fence DooHickey die and the butterflies are also DooHickey dies. It's not that visible but behind the fence which is curved around the tag and at the base of the tag I added some green crepe paper which I cut into to make the grass for the egg to sit in. I've finished off with some pearl pen pearls and some turquoise tulle netting for the bow.

Have a lovely evening :D

I'm entering my tag into: The Midweek Magnolia's challenge of 'the colour blue'
 Stamp and Create with Magnolia where the challenge is Spring with Butterflies


Monday 11 February 2013


Hi everyone and I hope you're keeping warm if you're here in the UK. More snow down here in the south and very pretty it is as long as the roads stay clear :D, a photo I took today is further down. For this project I've tried colouring directly onto a wooden heart decoration, I like to see the effects I get on different surfaces. I used pencils and as the wood is a very soft wood the effect is less precise than but I like the rustic effect. I coloured a background but left the edges uncoloured. On this side I've used Tilda with dot bow and the flying heart on the large hanging heart. The other hearts are freehand.

On the other side of the main heart I've used the gorgeous Tilda blowing hearts, I think she's really sweet and can be used for occasions other than valentine and of course neither of these Tilda's have wooden hearts :). The smaller wooden hearts are the same on both sides.

I'm entering into the following challenges:

Magnolia Down Under - Love is all around us
Midweek Magnolias - Valentine
Time for a Magnolia Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday 9 February 2013

Edwin with daffodil and Doo Bee Pops

Hi everyone, hope your weekend is off to a good start. A large tag to share today and I've pencil coloured Edwin with Daffodil from the new Little Easter Collection, he's very cute! I cut him out and mounted him onto the tag with gel glue as I have a lot of dimension.

I've also used some of the new Magnolia Doo Bee Pops honeycomb paper and I've used this cut with the Magnolia Doo Hickey flag die from the Peony and Turquoise paper and edged the paper with white paint. I also cut some of the Fern Doo Bee Pops free hand into a leaf shape and made a stem from a thin piece of the paper for my sild daffodil to rest on. The base tag is cut from re-cycled corrugated card, then a chipboard tag cut with a Sizzix Ornamental die covered in Websters Pages paper and under that I've cut three DooHickey mini doilies from white card, cut them in half and placed in between the two tags.

I finished off with some paint on the corrugated card, a Tim Holtz chit chat sticker, paper daffodil, some dyed and painted seam binding and some pearl pen dots in yellow.

I'm entering my tag in the challenges at:
Tilda's Town - anything goes
Stamp and Create with Magnolias - spring flowers
Magnolia Mania - anything goes with the option of hearts but I didn't use hearts

Enjoy your day.
Chris x

Thursday 7 February 2013

Papercraft Inspirations Magazine Blog Project

Hi everyone, hope your week is going well. I'm having a lovely week this week as today I'm able to share one of my Magnolia projects which appeared on the Papercraft Inspirations Blog yesterday with a little step by step on how I made up the tag. Tilda blowing hearts is coloured with distress and watercolour markers and she's another of my current favourites :). More info on the Papercraft Inspriations blog.

Enjoy your day.
Chris x

Sunday 27 January 2013

Superman Edwin

Hi everyone, hope you're having a good weekend. A card to share today using Superman Edwin, I think he's   great and perfect for many of the 'male' occasions we have to make for :)! I've coloured him in Superman colours with distress and watercolour markers and edged the panel after cutting out with an oblong nestability in distress ink and star dust stickles.

The image is matted onto white card which is corner punched and edged with barn door DI then stickles. There's a little panel under the image which is stamped with an x peg stamp and under that the background is embossed with a Tim Holtz clock face folder and sponged with various distress inks. I added the gorgeous little tea labels shapes dies (my current favourites!) stamped with the peg stamps and various DI colours. To finish I've added bakers twine a button and some pearl pen pearls.

I'm entering my card into the challenges at
Midweek Magnolia's where the challenge is 'anything goes'
It's a Magnolia Challenge - where the challengs is 'process a clock on your creation and use a Tilda or Edwin', I have a clock embossed background.

Wednesday 2 January 2013

A little bit of romance

Hi everyone, I'm back again today with a little bit of romance from the new and absolutely gorgeous 'With Love' collection even though I haven't really finished with my winter stamps yet, still some I need to use but I love cherubs and Bonny Tilda was calling :D. The element stamps in this collection are superb and I've been enjoying putting them to good use on this little Valentine postcard featuring 'Bonny Tilda', 'Flying Heart', 'New York' text, and 'Postcard' text.

I cut a piece of the Magnolia  'Love Postcards' paper, again the papers are very pretty in this collection to postcard size 6 inches x 4 inches and attached it to a piece of white card cut to the same size. The edges of the paper have been sponged with gathered twigs distress ink and then sanded back a bit to give a white edge. I painted over some gesso which was watered down to knock back the the colour of the paper a bit in the middle as I wanted to stamp and colour over the paper. 

I've coloured with pencils and shaded around the stamping to anchor it into the background. 

I added gem swirls, lace and flowers to finish off.

On the back I've created the writing part of the postcard with the text stamps again and then I've added some lines with a black pen for the middle and address. I sponged the edges and flicked on some watered down gathered twigs distress ink to give an aged look.

I'm entering my postcard into the 'anything goes' challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenges where as always the inspiration makes you get your stamps out :)! 

Thank you as always for your lovely comments which are always appreciated.

Monday 31 December 2012

Happy New Year

Hi everyone, I'm just popping on to wish you all a very Happy New Year! 

Edwin is all set to celebrate with a bottle of bubbly at the ready to herald in the new year, have fun and I wish you all the best for 2013.

Tuesday 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas - Magnolia Advent Calendar Shutter 25

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate and I wish you a peaceful and happy time with family and friends.

It's my turn to open the shutter for day 25 of the Magnolia Advent Calendar and I've created my version of the Nativity by creating a chipboard panel covered with watercolour paper for my scene which is coloured with distress ink and watercolour markers with my doodled scene around and in the background.

To be in with the chance of winning a big Christmas gift from Magnolia all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner in the next few days.

I'll leave you with one of my favourite Christmas songs and hope you have a perfect day :).

Saturday 22 December 2012

Off to find a tree

Hi everyone, another Magnolia card to share today featuring 'Tilda in the forest' from the Christmas Story collection and I imagine her going off to find her Christmas tree :). Tilda is coloured with distress and watercolour markers and then cut out.

I've used a Memory Box three die cut in two ways for this card, the die cut pieces on the background glued down over some bazzil card and embellished with white acrylic paint and stickles and then on the tag I've used the waste as a stencil where I've sponged through Dusty Concorde distress ink over the top of the Silent Night stamped background stamping..

I've added Magnolia DooHickey snowflake, flowers, sparkly gems, a wooden snowflake and lots of silver pearl pen dots and white pen dots for snow. I attached the tag to the card with some dimension tape over the background and some seam binding ribbon and then added the chit chat sticker to finish off.

I'm entering my card into the Marvellous Magnolia challenge where theme this week is to use 2 or more Magnolia stamps and I've used Tilda and the Silent Night background.

Thanks as always for your lovely comments and over the Christmas break when I have time off work I hope to get to do some blog hopping and catch up with everyone. 

Thursday 20 December 2012

Christmas Saffron Buns

Hi everyone, hope your week is going well and Christmas preprations almost done :D! Another of my Christmas cards to share today and this time with the very sweet Tilda with saffron buns, love her hat with the heart at the top!  I think saffron buns are very traditional in Sweden and we were welcomed with coffee and sugar topped buns soon after we arrived at the Magnolia shop back in October, not sure if those are the same but they are delicious and reminded me a bit of our Chelsea buns.

Another easel card design with white bazzil card for the base and beautiful Magnolia paper for the top layer

Pretty ribbon, flowers, a die cut Christmas tree, the 'A Merry Christmas' sentiment, Magnolia Doohickey die cut snowflake and pearl flowers to decorate.

I'm entering my card into the Midweek Magnolias challenge of 'home for Christmas' and Tilda's Town challenge of 'freezin' season'.

Monday 17 December 2012

Decorating the tree

Hi everyone and I hope you've had a good weekend. A card to share today with two gorgeous Tilda's, 'Jingle Jangle Tilda' and 'Tilda with two little gifts' from The Christmas Story Collection 2012. I also stamped the Christmas tree from the 2008 Christmas in two colours of permanent ink, brown for the base and olive for the branches. Everything is coloured with distress ink and watercolour markers and I've added the gorgeous Merry Christmas sentiment. I used the DooHickey poinsettia die for the flowers and the mistletoe for the leaves then faux stitched and stamped around the edges of the panel and mounted onto red and green card. To decorate the tree I added lots of little gems in various sizes and some stickles.

I'm entering my card into the challenge at Magnolia down under which is 'Christmas' and the challenge at It's a Magnolia Challenge which is create a Christmas card.

Back soon :)


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