Sunday, June 02, 2019

life is beachy


Hi !

So we are in June already and technically its winter here now. Not sure what Mother Nature is up to but it seems nicer than summer out there! Ive finally got back on the craft train and can start putting them up. I have made lots but its waiting for the birthdays etc to pass before I can use some of them!!

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

The Official Magnolia Inspiration Blog - Summer and sea
A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
Ally's Angels challenge blog - Anything goes
Simply Magnolia Challenge blog - Anything goes with option of summer
Magnolia-licious challenge blog - birthstone colour- ok so mine is diamond...hmmmm

So I made this card for a friends birthday who lives next to us and love the beach. It has to be said there is no better place to be than the beach for me.

I used another of the Spellbinders frames....yep this years addicition! The Tilda I used is from an old collection but she is fab and sums up life for me beach bikini and sun freckles! I coloured the gorgeous little lady with Distress Inks. The papers are from a Kaisercraft collection from wayyyyyy back! The dies are all from Magnolia. I love those little palm trees!

I added some flat back pearls just dotted here and there..always need a bit of sparkle!

Hope you have a great week ahead.


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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

with a flick of a mermaids tail

Hi lovelies

How are we all? Ive been a bit slack on the old blogging. I had some health stuff but now I am back and can show you the cards I have been making while I have been getting better.

This card is for my mother in laws birthday. I love this Tilda she looks so peaceful and calm floating under the sea.

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

Magnolia Forever Challenge blog - anything goes
A bit more time to craft - anything goes
Allys Angels Challenge blog- anything goes
International Art and Soul challenge blog - birthday
Simply Magnolia Challenge blog - anything goes with option of sparkle

So for this card I used one of the fabulous Spellbinders Grand Arch frames. I love these are they fold down so they are perfect for posting.

The image of Tilda is coloured with Distress Inks. I used paper from Pion Design. Its such a gorgeous beachy collection the shoreside ones. I love love love them. They are definitely on the order more list.

The dies used are from the Magnolia Die Club from many moons ago. I really miss die club!!!

I used a little tassel from Stampin up. The little bubbles are from my stash and I need to remember where I got them as I need more of them!

I added little sparkle flat back around to look like bubbles. In the shells I popped some flat back pearls. I really do like this card lol

Hope you have a great week ahead.


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Sunday, February 10, 2019

always time for tea


Hi!

hope we are all well.

Here things have been good. Summer has definitely kicked into gear and we have had some crazy hot days. Too hot to be blogging and not making most of the sun. So today when things are quiet and a bit cooler I am finally back to blog! woohoo!

This card was made for my gorgeous best friend who shares my love of tea. Yes im a committed tea drinker. I dont drink coffee, think i can count on one hand how many lattes I have a year but tea is my thing and I enjoy keeping my commitment up!!

For this card I used the awesome Grand Dome die from the Becca Feeken collection for Spellbinders. Its such a fabulous die and you will be seeing a lot of it and the rest of the collection this year!

I used Tilda from the Wonderland collection. When I saw her I just had to have her!!! Love this collection!!! I coloured Tilda with Distress inks.

The papers....oh the papers!!! They are from Couture Creations 'Enchanted Tea Party' and I will confess I have bought a lot of this collection. I just love it!!!

The dies are from Magnolia and I wanted a kind of enchanted garden feel. The Time for tea sign on the bottom right hand corner is from the paper collection.

Hope you have a great weekend.


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Thursday, January 03, 2019

New adventure


Happy New Year everyone!

Did everyone have a great Christmas and New Year? We had a lovely relaxed on, weather was fabulous (unlike today booo!!!) and it was lovely.

I am back with a new card to start this year off... I would like to enter it into the following challenges-

A little bit more time to craft challenge blog - Anything goes
International art and soul challenge blog - Add some sparkle
Sweet Stampers Challenge blog -Anything goes

So this card was made for my good friend who was moving into there very own first house...big year for her as her baby is due any moment so they got moved in end of Oct and got set up just in time.

This card I decided to make a spinner card. I also decided to not add an image to the card (!!!) i know!! big for me! I went for dies only.

I used  Magnolia dies on the card and for the centre cut I used a Spellbinders die. The little house is just adorable and came from one of their Christmas releases , think it was last year.

The papers are from Crafteezee and a company called Crafts and You. The lace and the gorgeous pink tutu is also from here. The flowers are from my stash.

I couldnt resist using the Magnolia fence post as a For Sale/Sold sign.

Finally, it had to be added...the cute as a button key dies from Magnolia...the little one is just so sweet.

Hope you have a great week and a very Happy 2019...with lots of crafting!


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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

White Christmas


Hi guys

How are we all doing? wowzers people we are in December! how did that happen! I am sure it was just August last time I looked! Its crazy! I know we are all crazy busy making our Christmas cards, I know I have been and was so glad to hand them over to Mr post office man !

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

A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
Allys Angels challenge blog- Winter
Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog - Winter/Christmas
Simply Magnolia Challenge blog - Season greetings
Sweet Stampers Challenge blog- Christmas
Swedish House crafts - on Facebook
Petal Lu - on Face book

So this card was made for my parents back in England. I used Snowman Tilda and she is adorable isnt she. I think she was from last years Christmas collection. I coloured Tilda with Distress inks. The papers are from Pion Design, a couple of Christmas releases ago but I still love them!

Now the body  of the card. Its such a cool and fabulous invention by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders. Whats not to love about this. It also folds flat! Goodbye crazy postage and hello cards arriving nice and safe! Its one of three dies of this style...and yes i may have purchased them all hehe!

The snowflakes, the holly berries and the little sign are from Magnolia. The December is from Crafteezee. The little house scene inside the card are from Memory Box dies.

Hope you have a fabulous week ahead.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

edwin does the graveyard shift..... 👻

So guys!

We are nearly at the end of October! How on earth did that happen! like I am sure it was just July last time I looked! sheesh! So since we are heading into the summer here it means Halloween  👻💀☠  is on its way. Back home its autumn for me so I still cant get my head round Christmas in summer.

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

Magnolia-licious challenge blog- Use your fave colour
All about magnolia challenge blog- All about shaped cards
Allys Angels challenge blog - Spooky
Alphabet challenge blog - 'O' is for owls
Fussy and fancy challenge blog  - Things with wings
International Art and soul challenge blog- Orange and black
Little patch of craft friends - Anything goes
lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog - Anything goes - last challenge *sob*
Paradise of Magnolia challenge blog- Anything goes
Sweet Stamper challenge blog - Autumn/Halloween

So for this card I decided that I wanted a kinda graveyard theme going on. I also wanted some movement in it so I went with my fave pendulum cards.

I coloured Edwin as a mummy with Distress inks. Now he sits on the pendulum top part so he rocks and looks like a mummy coming towards you. I used papers from Pion Designs 'Witching hour" which is such a fabulous collection....yes i bought more..... i couldnt resist.

I coloured the pumpkin with Distress inks. The owl is suspended on some clear acetate so he looks like he is flying and is also coloured with Distress Inks. I cut the gravestone stamped images out and layered them on double sided tape to pop out.

The bat diesand the spooky fence are from La La Land crafts - how fab is that fence! The grass along the border of the fence is from Magnolia. The toadstools edging the pumpkin is also from Magnolia.

On the pendulum part itself inside the card I used a Magnolia sentiment.

Hope you have a great week.

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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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