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!


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