Monday 24 September 2012

Magnolia Open Weekend - 6th-7th October - I'll be there!

Hi everyone, hope you had a great weekend and if you haven't already seen the Magnolia flyer above on Facebook or at Magnolia Inspiration web page here it is for all my lovely blog readers.

As you can see Magnolia is having their annual Open event on 6th and 7th October and I'm very excited about the fact that I've been invited to attend. I'll be there doing make and takes and concentrating on creating painted backgrounds (a different background for each day).

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone at Magnolia and some of my lovely Magnolia Design Team friends, very, very excited about that :D.

So here is UK Tilda, ready on her scooter for the trip to Sweden (may be a plane will be quicker :D!)

Scooter Tilda is stamped and watercoloured and also paper pieced with paper I made by stamping a union jack flag stamp from an Artimeo London stamp set. The black cab is a Paper Artsy stamp as are all the London road sign stamps. Background paper is by Papermania and I also created a tag using a Magnolia DooHickey tag die and by making a collage with stamps from the London stamp set.

Enjoy your day and hopefully you have some it's nothing but rain for the last two days.

Thursday 20 September 2012

Pop up card

Hi everyone, hope you've had a good week. A card to share today that I've made for the MDUC challenge of a pop up card and also for Simply Magnolia with an anything goes theme.  I've coloured sweet 'Star Tilda' with pencils on kraft card that I've cut out with a DooHickey tag die.

The pop out element of my card on the inside is a heart cut with a Tim Holtz movers and shapers die from honeycomb paper. There's a DooHickey snowflake die cut and some punched snowflakes and I've rubbed around the edges of the My Minds Eye card with white rub n buff. So that the card with close I added ribbon around the back and under the front panel to tie at the side.

I die cut lots of Magnolia DooHickey poinsettia flowers from white card, painted them with distress stains and layered them up to make the flowers. I added these together with the Tilda tag overa layer of white punched and die cut snowflakes. The background of the kraft base card was stamped with a Magnolia snowflake stamp in black and then it was edged in rub n buff. Lots of gem stones, a chit chat sticker and gingham ribbon for the tag to finish off.

Close up of the honeycomb paper hearet which I outlined with a white gel pen. Tim Holtz has a good tutorial on how to use this paper on this blog.

Thanks as always for your lovely comments, they're appreciated.

Friday 7 September 2012


Hi everyone, hope you've had a good week. A card to share today with the very sweet honey bee Tilda and the meadow daisy background which I've masked together.

The painting is distress ink markers and I've add lots of stickles on the flower and Tilda's wings. The die cuts are all DooHickey dies apart from the letters which are sizzix, the fence cut from black card, the thought bubble, a fabric flower cut with the peony dies, and a ticket cut with Tilda's ticket die.

I'm entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge where the theme is 'put a stamp on it'
The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'autumn gold' and I think this card fits that challenge too.

Have a lovely weekend.

Saturday 1 September 2012

Magworts School of Wizardry!

Hi everyone, hope you're having a lovely Saturday so far! 

A Magnolia faux book to share today and using Magnolia stamps to create Magworts School of Wizardry and I enjoyed bringing these two Edwin's and Tilda into my Potteresque scene :D. This is the most stamps I've ever masked together, twelve were used in all, so it took some working out to get the order of the layers of masking and stamping.

The book is an SVG Cuts cutting file, the star tag and black lace at the bottom are Magnolia DooHickey dies, the black title letters are a Tim Holtz strip die cut and sentiments were computer generated. Everything is watercoloured on the scene with distress ink markers, watercolour markers and crayons. 

To get a nice even black colour on negative stamps such as the Magnolia skyline houses at the top when stamping onto watercolour paper I to stamp and then go over any mottled or not quite black enough areas with a black permanent pen.

I'm entering my project in the Tilda's Town challenge where this week the theme is 'back to school'.


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