Sunday, September 09, 2018

dead men tell no tales!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Hope we are all having a lovely weekend no matter what we are doing. The sun is finally shining here and its warmed up a bit. So as well as getting crafty we have been in the garden getting lots of weeding done from all the rain. Starting to feel like spring out there!

Today I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

Little patch of crafty friends challenge blog - Anything goes
All about Magnolia challenge blog - All about anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge blog - Different folds/ shape cards
lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog-  Dies and/or punches
Magnolia-licious challenge blog- Back to school or anything goes
A bit more time to craft challenge blog- Anything goes
Magnolia Forever challenge blog

So this card is for my nephew who is a big old 4 on Christmas eve. Cant believe he is 4 already! heck! I wanted a fun card and I like doing interactive ones for him so this year its all about the rocker card.

I used the gorgeous papers from Pion design, 'Treasures from the sea'. This is my second round of these papers and to tell you how much of it I use and love...i order 2/3 sheets of each every time. The guys who know me will tell you I love the ocean and this is just well it makes me so excited!! Plus where we live is all about the Batavia here on the WA coast line of Australia and this makes me think pirates and all-sorts of things! and I have a HUGE love of Jack Sparrow lol so hence the title of this post!!!

I used Edwin as a pirate and he is defo one of my faves. In fact the whole pirate theme thing that Magnolia had going on in this collection...way back when...are my faves. I love the barrel. its so darn cute! I coloured all the images with Distress Inks.

The dies are from Magnolia. I wanted the underside of the card to be like under the sea so we have a message in a bottle and some fishes and a mermaid on the pendulum. The mermaid is an image from the Pion papers.

To finish off I added some pearls around the porthole frame and Nuro paste in Moonstone to the waves and the clouds.

Hope you have a great week ahead.


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Sunday, September 02, 2018

bewitched!


Hi guys!

well look at me go! two posts in a week! been a while since this happened haha!

This card I had a hard time parting with even if it is for one of my closest friends birthdays! It was her 50th bday and she looks far from it. So since I am a good gal i sent it haha!

A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
Ally's Angels challenge blog- Happy Birthday
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog- Anything goes
lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia- Punches and/or dies
Magnolia-licious challenge blog - anything goes with option of fall
Paradise of Magnolia - Flowers
Petal lu challenge on Facebook

So for this card I decided to do a pendulum card. I thought Tilda on her magic carpet would be a great one to use with a pendulum design.

I coloured Tilda and her magical background with Distress Inks. I used papers from a years old Kaisercraft release which is defo a beautiful one. I have quite a bit of this stocked up as I loved it when it was released.

I used a bit of perspex plastic to do a floating moon.

I used Magnolia dies for the flowers and the stars came from a Magnolia die club. The sentiment on the pendulum is from Lili of the valley.

To finish off I coloured up Tilda magic lantern and popped this next to the flowers. I then sprayed all the die cuts with gold iridescent spray.

Hope you have a great weekend.


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Thursday, August 30, 2018

why we need telephone boxes




Morning guys!

Hope we are all well? hows the weather everywhere? we are still getting lots of rain here in WA. Its really poured some days the poor farmers over East could do with this thats for sure. What this weather is perfect for is crafting.

This month is was hubbys 40th bday so we had a superhero theme to this one. He loved Spiderman as a kid so we had this great big balloon version of him! and lots of balloons. I wanted to make a superhero themed card and since i couldnt find a spidey I went with Superhero Edwin.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Addicted to Stamps and more- Make your mark
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge blog - Anything goes
lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia- Dies or punches
Magnolia-licious challenge blog- fall or winter/ anything goes
Allys Angels challenge blog- Happy birthday

This card i wanted to add some movement to it. Then it came to me...do a spinner and use Edwin and the telephone box. As where else is a superhero going to get changed! The spinner made it look like he was whizzing round and then bursting out.

I coloured Edwin and the telephone box both with Distress inks. The die cut Edwin is stamped on is from Spellbinders. I used papers...which are pretty darn awesome..from Reminisce. These are so fun, so bright and just basically perfect.

The dies are a mix of superhero ones from Cheery Lynne and Echo park, They are fabulous and perfect with the papers.

Hope you have a great rest of the week and weekend.


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Saturday, August 04, 2018

Christmas...its come early!


Hi guys

How are we all? Weather here is really wintery and we have had some really crazy storms. It definitely feels like it should be Christmas time with the cool nights.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

Addicted to stamps and more-  Holiday
Alphabet Challenge blog- Jingle bells
Fussy and Fancy challenge blog- Christmas in July
International Art and Soul- Christmas Traditions
Simply Magnolia Challenge blog


So for this card I used one of my all time fave layouts, yep another twist and pop. I used Tilda and little Rudolph for the image. I think little Rudolph is just so cute! I coloured them with Distress inks.

The papers are from an old Kaisercraft collection 'Christmas wishes'. Usually I like traditional Christmas colours but this paper collection is just so beautiful and could resist the gorgeous pinks and mints in it.

On the inside I used a lot of the sentiment papers that came with the collection. I love the deep gold that they have popped in there also, it really sets off the rest of the colours.

I used the Magnolia dies of the rocking horse and the Santa's head. I do love that Santa's head die. I get quite the work out coming up to the festive season!

I popped the angel wings die, also from Magnolia,through an embossing folder and then added some metallic gilding wax to it in gold.  I love gilding waxes. They are so much fun to play with and  really add an aged effect to the piece.

I popped a bit of glitter on the cuffs of Tilda's coat. I added some gold glitter die cut circles to the tags, again from Magnolia.

The sentiment is from an old collection that Lili of the Valley brought out years ago and this like Santa's head gets a lot of use.

Finally, I popped through some ribbon which had gold glittery thread running through it. This was from Stampin Up last year.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

GDT for Magnolia-licious


Hi there !

This month you have me as Guest Designer at Magnolia-licious Challenge blog, Thanks guys!!! The theme is ' Anything goes with option of Summer' and since the rest of the DT will be doing summer i went with the anything goes option.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Ally's Angels challenge blog- anything goes
Simply Magnolia challenge blog- Pink
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog- Pretty in pink
Sweet Stampers Challenge blog-Animals
Petal Lu Challenge- now on Facebook


This card has been made for some of our neighbours in the street who have had a lovely little girl. Its one of my fave designs as you can do so much with this layout and the hidden tag is just so cute.

For this card I used an older image but isnt he a cutie! Little trumpety! Isnt he just adorable with his little ribbon round his tummy! I coloured our little cutie with Distress Inks. The papers are from the beautiful Maja Design 'Vintage baby'- I think my fave papers are the ones with the little teddys on.

The dies ohhh i love dies. The dies on the front of the card are from Magnolia and around the image the die is from Spellbinders. The little dress, along with the shoes, is part of a die cut from Fantasy dies which can be found at the lovely Tracys shop Crafteezee. The lace and the pearl trim are also from here. The wheel thats behind the image is from Little Darlings Rubber stamps and I popped a piece of cheese cloth in front of it.

On the inside I used more Magnolia dies for the main body images. The dress die from Fantasy Dies you can see in full at the top. Its like a clothes line of gorgeous girlie things. I cute the ribbons in sparkly pink paper and used the cute teddy papers for the dress. On the bottom of the card you can see a jigsaw style die and this again is from Fantasy dies. I used little sticky letters of the family that the card is for. I popped a sparkly heart on the middle.

Finally, I added some white Nuvo pearl drops to around the card and that is it done.

Hope you have a great week.
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

all about pink


Happy weekend peoples!!

Hope we all have something chilled planned for the weekend. Quiet one here. Catching up on washing from when it was raining and trying to get it all done before it starts again next week. But the bonus is this is perfect crafting weather! I might even try and start the C cards ...yep it will soon be that time again so I am thinking about it!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

Ally's Angels - Stars
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - lace, buttons and bows
Magnolia Forever Challenge blog- Bling
Magnolia-licious challenge blog- Anything goes with the option of wedding 4
Simply Magnolia Challenge blog- Flowers
Swedish House Crafts challenge blog - 30 days
Sweet Stampers Challenge blog- Animals

Well this card was made for a friend whose brother in law and partner were due to have a gorgeous baby girl a couple of weeks ago. I had a great time as like all female related cards you can go to town with lace and fancy pants stuff.

The 'Special delivery stork' is just a perfect image. Its just a beautiful stamp that Magnolia released a long time ago. I coloured our delivery guy with Distress Inks. I used papers from Kaisercraft 'Peek-a-boo girl' collection. Think my fave papers in this collection are the little feet and the alphabet blocks. It has a vintage feel to it with the sentiment which you can see on the bottom section of the inside of the card.

The dies are mix of companies. The outside are Little Darlings Rubber stamps decorative viewfinder which can be found at Crafteezee. The others on the front are from Magnolia. On the inside of the card you will find dies from the Magnolia die clubs. The washing line of clothes on the top panel is from Fantasy dies and can be also found at Crafteezee as is the jigsaw die on the inside.

The flowers are from my stash and I think it was Wild Orchid. The lace trim and the pearl trim are also from Crafteezee.

Now for the bows. I used a teeny tiny bow die from part of a Magnolia die club die and I popped this ALL OVER!!! lol. Its on the dresses, on the shoes, on the corners of the panels inside, on the star everywhere! I just love this little cute die! I used Nuvo jewel drops on the centre of each bow.

Finally, I added a little charm zipper which says baby on it.

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