Thursday 29 December 2011

Magnolia Siblings

Hi everyone! If you celebrate Christmas I hope that you had a lovely time and that Santa was good to you :).

I have a card to show today with the Magnolia 'cuddly siblings' stamp from the new 'sweet crazy love' collection and aren't they the sweetest :)? It's another beautiful collection from Pauline and I can't wait to colour them all! 

Cuddly Siblings have been painted with distress inks and then cut out using a Sizzix die, mini cabinet card. I've also used the beautiful new papers from the collection, mini cloudy pink hearts and mini cloudy turquoise hearts, they're very pretty.All the layers have been faux stitched with a pink glitter gel pen, edged with vintage photo distress ink then glittered with stickles star dust glitter glue. I added lots of punched flowers which are punched from pink, white and blue glitter card with pearl pen centres and made some corner embellishments from clay which is highlighted with blue paint.

I'm entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp challenge of 'anything goes' and Dutch Dare Card Challenges with a theme of 'use your favourite things', well Tilda and Edwin, distress ink, glittery card, pearl pens, stickles and faux stitching are a few of my favourite things used on this card.

Monday 19 December 2011

TOMIC # 29 - Snowflake symphony in purple

Hi everyone and today is the start of the new challenge on TOMIC with a theme this week of 'snowflake symphony in purple', so the creation must have snowflakes and the colour purple. I hope you can join us if you have the time :),

I've made some clay ornaments cut with cookie cutters, stamped with Magnolia snowflake stamps and when dry painted with acrylic paints and strung with dyed seam binding. I think these would make pretty little gifts and as it's so easy and enjoyable to make them, there'll be more for the Christmas tree for next year.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday 15 December 2011

Edwin with presents

Hi everyone, hope you're having a good week and nearly ready for Christmas :)! I've had a go at a free standing pop up card which is a card style I haven't tried before and very much enjoyed. Of course I forgot to take a photo of the card folded down :) but here are a couple of extra photographs and one shows how it looks from the side.

Edwin is coloured with distress inks and cut out with a nestabilities die then mounted on the pop up portion of the card. The box shaped piece is stamped with the Magnolia Yuletide sentiment stamp and I cut the borders with a DooHickey lace die then added another die cut Magnolia Merry Christmas sentiment to the front, the sentimets were stamped with Distress Ink in Iced Spruce. I added some punched holly leaves, folded ribbon and Magnolia crystal stamps in front of the images and this style of card gives a little ledge at the front which is perfect for flowers etc. 

I'm entering my card into:
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Don't look at the light
The Pink Elephant - Snowflakes and sparkle
ABC Christmas Challenge - Yippee, Christmas is almost here
Winter Wonderland - Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Friday 9 December 2011

.....and the winner is

Good morning everyone! I'm very happy to announce

 The winner of Day 8 of the Magnolia Advent Calendar blog hop.

and the winner is....





Congratulations Tina! I will email you to arrange to have your prize sent.

Thank you to everyone for the lovely comments you left for Day 8, I appreciated them all very much and of course there is a new window to be opened on the Magnolia Advent Calendar every day until the end of December and lots more chances to win a wonderful prize.

Thursday 8 December 2011

Magnolia Christmas Calendar - Day 8

Hi everyone and welcome to Day 8 of the Magnolia Christmas Calendar and it's my pleasure to be hosting today with your chance to win a big prize from Magnolia! Each day of December a new window will be opened on the Calendar and your starting point is the Magnolia Inspiration Blog where each day you'll be directed to the next calendar page and a creation from a member of the Design Team, I hope you've joined in so far, my team mates have made some very beautiful Christmas projects.

Here's my framed Christmas scene with Edwin off to deliver some Christmas presents and Tilda bringing home the small Christmas tree :). My image is coloured with pencils and I've masked the scene with Edwin and the Christmas door from the current Sweet Christmas collection and Tilda with fir tree and the trees background stamp from the older Christmas collections. The snowflakes are cut from glitter card with punches and the Magnolia DooHickey snowflake and attached after painting my frame with matte white paint. 

I'm taken back with this little scene to the old style advent calendars I shared with my Sister when we were little, you opened the window each day to find the little scene inside. We had to take turns opening the window and we were very excited about it, so it's a little bit different these days now that there's a calendar for each child and chocolate or a present too :D.

Please leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning the gorgeous prize from Magnolia. Only one entry for each person please so that we keep the Christmas spirit :) and I will randomly pick a winner and announce it on Friday. Also please contact me as soon as possible if you're the winner so that I can pass your details to Magnolia. 

Good Luck and enjoy your day!

Monday 28 November 2011

TOMIC 26 - Vintage and Lace

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend! It's the start of a new challenge on TOMIC today and this week our theme is 'Vintage and Lace' with this definition of vintage:

"The vintage style is very popular, and it is simply to make your card or
project look old. You can often find distressed & inked edges, laces, roses,
notepapers ect. on a vintage project."

I've used ice Tilda again for this card, I think she's very sweet and this time I've coloured her with distress inks and used the snowflakes from the Sweet Christmas collection in the background. I dyed my white lace with glimmer spray and glued it around the image panel for a frame and the DooHickey die cut snowflake and punched snowflake were also coloured with glimmer spray as was the seam binding ribbon. The card was cut using a GoKreate frame die and I've used gorgeous Bo Bunny Christmas paper to cover it, it's very sparkly with glitter snowflakes. To finish off I added gems, a little rusty bell, pearl pen dots and everything was edged with vintage photo distress ink.

I hope you can join us in the the challenge this week, as always there's a gorgeous prize to be won from Magnolia and lots of inspiration from my DT friends.

Enjoy your day :)

Sunday 27 November 2011

Magnolia - Let it snow

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend! I have a little snowy Magnolia scene card to show today using the sweet Magnolia Skaters from the 2009 New Year Collection and Ice Tilda from the 2011 Sweet Christmas collection. Everything is coloured with pencils and the card base is stamped with the snowflakes from the current Sweet Christmas collection in white and Vintage Photo Distress ink. Everything is edged with vintage photo and white gel pen dots then I added lots of pearl pen dots and stickles stardust glitter glue for sparkle in the trees and on the ice.

I'm entering my card into MDUC where the challenge is 'let it snow'
Stamptacular Sunday with a theme of  'anything Christmas'
Totally Gorjuss and a challenge of 'sparkle'

Wednesday 23 November 2011

DYSU GDT - Paris Tilda in the country

Hi everyone, hope you're having a good week! Today I have a card to show as this week's Guest Designer on Do You Stack Up challenge blog where the challenge theme is grass. Thank you very much for inviting me ladies, it's been a real pleasure to join you in the challenge this week and I hope that there'll be lots of entries for this lovely theme. I've painted a little grassy scene for Paris Tilda to stand in.......I think she wanted a break from the city :). 

I've painted Tilda and the scene with distress inks, Tilda was painted separately and cut out and the background was painted then die cut using a GoKreate die. I've also used the Magnolia 'loving wishes' sentiment which I've cut apart. I added pearl pen dots, stickles and gel pen to decorate and it was nice to make a non Christmas card although I reallllly need to be making Christmas cards :D!

Enjoy your day!

Monday 21 November 2011

TOMIC 25 - Animal Mania

Hi everyone, Monday again and time for another challenge at TOMIC! This week our challenge is Animal Mania and to use any Magnolia animal and Magnolia patterned paper on the project. I hope you can join us in the challenge and as always there's a gorgeous prize on offer from Magnolia Stamps. 

I've used the Sweet Christmas Tilda and Christmas hat from the Sweet Christmas collection, Magnolia with butterfly from the Butterfly Dreams 2011 collection and the Merry Christmas ticket stamp from the 2008 Christmas collection. Tilda and the hat are masked together and I stamped Magnolia without her butterfly before colouring with pencils. I've used Magnolia Sweet Rainbow paper, 'Wild Red' which is perfect for Christmas too and I've also used the Spruce branch and snowflake Doohickey dies, I love them both, they're so delicate and pretty. The kraft paper under the image is embossed with a snowflake embossing folder and the raised parts are highlighted with white ink. To decorate I added stardust stickles, pearl pen dots, seam binding ribbon, tinsel, a star pin, and a rusty bell.


Today is the last day to order the Winter Stamp Club package. Here's the LINK to order. 

Enjoy your day! :)

Monday 14 November 2011

TOMIC 24 Use a paper bag and get inspired by the photo


Hi everyone! A new challenge starts over on TOMIC today which is to use a paper bag together with an inspiration photo. I've decorated a kraft paper gift bag using the gorgeous Ribbon Tilda (love her plaited pigtales!), the Christmas love holly and the sweet snowflakes stamps from the Sweet Christmas Dreams collection. The bag has been stamped and embossed with the holly and snowflakes stamps and Tilda has been coloured with pencils on kraft card. I made a border for the image using the Swirly Lace doohickey die and die cut some little horses to go along the bottom. To decorate I made some shabby chic flowers from Magnolia paper, some roses from Bazzil card, die cut snowflakes and decorative elements. 

I hope you can join us for the challenge, as always there's a gorgeous prize on offer from Magnolia.

Enjoy your day!

Monday 24 October 2011

Halo Tilda

 Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend. I have a card to show today with the sweet Halo Tilda from the new Magnolia Sweet Christmas dreams collection, she's so cute! I've coloured her with distress inks, added lots stardust stickles and mounted her on a nestabilities die cut postage stamp card base. I made the background paper using mica mists and crumpled the paper while it was still stamp to get crinkly effect. The lovely sentiment is also from the Sweet Christmas Dreams collection and I've added little metallic studs and stickled star to embellish. 

It's the start of a new challenge on TOMIC today, my card was intended to be on the blog but I failed miserably in remembering my bingo line, so I couldn't add it :D! I hope you'll pop over to the blog for some gorgeous inspiration and to join us if you can.

I'm entering my card at the Corrisive Challenge blog where the theme this week is 'things with wings'.

Enjoy your day!

Monday 17 October 2011

TOMIC 20 - Let's get sporty with a sketch

Hi everyone and here we are at the start of another TOMIC challenge. This week our theme is to follow a  lovely sketch by Liza and also to use a sporty Magnolia stamp on your creation. Hope you can join us this week!

I've used surf Edwin and teamed him up with Magnolia papers, DooHickey bunting die cuts and surf board die cut. Lots of pearl pen dots and copper nailheads and twine to embellish, I think I'm still hankering after summer with this card :)

Monday 10 October 2011

TOMIC 19 - Magnolia Forever

Hi everyone, hope you had a good weekend. A new challenge starts today on TOMIC which is 'Magnolia for ever' and we have to use a sitting Tilda or Edwin and at least one DooHickey die in our creation. We hope you can join us this week.

I've made a tag this time using a sweet new Tilda from the fall stamp club kit and I've painted her and the whole background of the tag with distress inks. My doohickey element is the flower/snowflake embellishment and over on TOMIC there's a little step by step about this and how to use dies for those who may not have used them before.

Enjoy your day :).

Monday 3 October 2011

TOMIC #18 - Halloween and anything but a card

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend and a good start to the week. It's challenge 18 starting today over at TOMIC Challenges and this week we're celebrating Magnolia Stamps birthday with a theme of Halloween and anything but a card. A special celebration also means an extra special prize to be won so we hope you'll join us in the challenge.

Enjoy your day :)

Monday 26 September 2011

TOMIC #17 - Get inspired!

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend and a good start to the week. It's challenge 17 starting today over at TOMIC Challenges and our theme this week is 'get inspired'. We have a lovely sketch by Tina and an inspiration photo to follow this week so I you'll pop over to TOMIC to see all the gorgeous makes from my DT friends and join us in the challenge. 

tina46 sketch 3

Inspiration picture, Gustavian style

Enjoy your day!

Monday 19 September 2011

TOMIC #16 - Sketch + Fall

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend. It's a new challenge on TOMIC today and our theme is a lovely sketch by Liza and to make an autumn/fall  themed project  ( fall can be evocated by colors, word, themed stamps, leaves...), I hope you'll pop over to see the gorgeous cards my DT friends have made and to join us in the challenge.

This sweet Tilda with her umbrella was coloured with pencils, cut out and layered over the papers to follow the sketch. I added lots of stickles and pearl pen dots and coloured some ribbon to match the flowers.

Enjoy your day!

Monday 29 August 2011

Sugar Sweet

Hi everyone! I didn't manage to join in on our current 'back to school'  TOMIC challenge so I thought I'd show a project that I submitted for the current Chocolate issue of Magnolia Ink which didn't make it in. I was lucky enough to have other projects appear so that's great and it's nice to show it on the blog instead.

All the papers are from Magnolia so I'm not sure of the brands but I think one of them is Basic Grey Lime Rickey. I used two very sweet Tilda's and the sweets accessory stamp which I coloured with markers and all the tags and chipboard letters were covered with papers or painted. The sweets were coated with glossy accents and I added lots of star dust stickles and doodling with black and white pens elsewhere. The lovely lace flowers are also from Magnolia and I think I need to find out who makes them as they're very pretty :).

Well, have a good week and I hope you can join us on TOMIC this time.


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