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.

Hope you have a great weekend.
























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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

shake it out!

Happy Tuesday!!!

And how are we? Going ok everyone? Here its been raining most the day but its kinda nice to curl up and just read and craft. Although it can make blogging a bit of a pest as Mr internet doesnt like this weather.

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

Sweet Stampers Challenge blog - Animals
lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog- Summer
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge blog- Summer fling
Magnolia-Licious Challenge blog - Anything goes with the option of weddings
Paradise of Magnolia Challenge blog- Some fruits
Petal Lu challenge blog - now on facebook

This card I thought was so cool when I first saw the tutorial. I fell in love with it and defo going to be making a lot of these in the future. Its a Pendulum Card so click the link if you fancy giving it a whirl.

I used this as a chance to use hula Tilda. I think her doing her little dance with the pendulum is so cute. I used Distress Inks to colour her and also her bird friend. This stamp is also a Magnolia but since we dont have blue birds here and we have these beautiful pink and grey galahs thats how I coloured him. He is attached to the card with a piece of acetate. So thats my nod to the animal theme.

The papers are from Kaisercraft collection called 'Island Escape' and it is my kinds papers beachy and tropical.

The dies I used to cut the shape of the card are from Spellbinders and just a tad smaller than the ones used in the tutorial. The Kaisercraft collections have great pull out parts and these were the perfect size to pop on the pendulum to decorate the inside of the folded section.

I used dies fore decoration on the body of the card are all from Magnolia. I used little rhinestone flatbacks to add some bling to the centre of the flowers. My fruit angle is in the form of coconuts that are on the palm tree part of the Magnolia die.

















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Friday, June 01, 2018

90 years young...



Morning all

Hope you are all well. Its officially winter here, the 1st of June. Bit grey and damp but otherwise not too bad. Not a bad say to be holed up in craft room.

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

Magnolia Forever Challenge blog- Flowers
lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - Summer
Sweet Stampers Challenge blog- Birthday
Simply Magnolia- Flowers
Petal Lu Creations- Now on Facebook

This card was a big deal to me. This is for a 90th birthday for a very special neighbour back home in England. She is such a wonderful lady. She is still young at heart, loves a gin and has been a good family friend since I was a baby. I know she loves bling and colour so I wanted bright and cheerful for her.

I used 'Ribbon Dance Tilda' from the collection a few year back 'The little Moscow circus'. I coloured this cutie with Distress inks. The papers are from Maja Design 'Summer' and I love the shades, they are my fave colour combo coral and turquoise.

I wanted something that would show the movement in the Ribbon Dance that Tilda is doing so I used a spinner tutorial which can be found in the post 'Age old question'. I wanted her to just move from side to side of flicker like she was in the air.

The flowers are from my stash, and I added a little dress charm to the flowers. The leaves are sprayed with Tattered Angels iridescent gold glimmer mist.

I wanted to make it a larger card so i made a regular 15cm X 15 cm and added a same size card on so it forms a 'Z' shape. This way i can pop on a background for Tilda's dance but also get the grand sparkly 90 on too and somewhere to write!

I embossed with Zig embossing powders in Scarlet a pair of a crown, ballet shoes and a ribbon both of which are from Magnolia. The dies used...the trim that acts as a curtain is from Magnolia as is the die used for the feathers (cant be a show gal without feathers!)  as is the leaves. The centre die cut is from Spellbinders as is the piece Tilda is coloured on.

The lovely glittery 90 is cut from a Tim Holtz die.

Hope you have a great weekend.


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

get well soon!


Hi guys!

I know i know its been a lonnnngg time again. I lost my mojo a bit but its back and i am feeling good with it so wont be as long ever again.

I made this card for my gorgeous friend's mum who was having surgery after having a really rough time of it. I can report now she is doing great and so good so hear her back to her happy self.

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

Addicted to stamps and more- Make your mark
All about Magnolia challenge blog- All about the sketch
lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia- Anything goes
Magnolia-licious challenge blog- Anything goes with option of Spring
Marvelous Magnolia challenge blog- Anything goes
Simply Magnolia Challenge blog- Anything goes
Petal Lu Challenge blog- Anything goes (challenge now on Facebook)
Magnolia Forever Challenge blog- Flowers

So for this card I made one of my fave's- a twist and pop. Its such a fun card and you can really put a lot into it and say a lot with different layouts inside the card. Plus the hidden pocket for the sentiment is great.

I used a new release from Magnolia this year 'Get well soon' collection. Its an adorable release and I love the little nurse. She is so cute. It also had a great bunch of dies released with it. How cute is the plaster and the rest of them. Its defo a fave collection of mine. I dont think theres one stamp or die in this release that i dont love.

I coloured my Tilda's with Distress Inks. The papers are from Noor Design UK (which is now Crafteezee) and the collection is called from a company called 'Mintay' 'Birdsong'. These are new company /papers to me and they really are gorgeous. I dont think it will be the last lot of them that i use they really do beautiful collections.

The dies that I used are from Magnolia and the flowers are from my stash. The lace on bottom of card is from Noor! Design and I think the zipper style trim is from The Ribbon Girl.

Lastly, I added some Nuvo Jewel drops to the corners of each section of the card.

Hope you have a great weekend.
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