Monday, December 21, 2015

All About Magnolia - GDT 2

Hi there everyone!

Is everyone ready for the big day?!!! not long now till the man in red comes!!! eeek!!!! So I am here today with my 2nd card for the All about Magnolia Challenge blog as one of their GDT's.  And of course the challenge is 'All about Christmas' so why not click the link above and see what the gals have created!

For my card I used the cutie that is 'Little Whitey' isnt he so cute!!! He has been coloured with Distress Inks. The papers are from the new Pion Design release and they are gorgeous. I was going to do an all white card but these papers just won me over straight away.

I turned whitey into a shaker card, seem to just make these at Christmas! I used brown and gold shades of beads for the shaker material.

The dies are a mix of Go Kreate, Tim Holtz, Impression Obsession, Noor! Design and of course Magnolia.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I added some Gesso to these for a more shabby chic look. Nestled in the flowers I added a cute white snowflake charm from Live and Love Crafts. The shabby seam ribbon tied through the heart tags is also from there.

On the die around the shaker I embossed it and added some Gesso but also some 'Shabby White' Fran-tage. The fran-tage was also added to the hearts which were also embossed and to the 'December' at the bottom of the image and the snowflakes. Sparkle is key and front and centre in my Christmas!!!

The lace can be found again at Live and Love crafts. The ribbon was in my stash of ribbons.

On the inside of the card I used the snowflake stamp that came with 'Little Whitey'.

Hope you have a great Christmas whatever you are doing!

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

Paradise of Stamps- Christmas
Live and Love crafts- Sparkle
Time for a Magnolia Challenge- Christmas- Fave stamp
Magnolia Forever- Snow and snowflakes
Deep Ocean Challenge blog- Anything goes
Time for a Magnolia Challenge - CAS or Fully Loaded - I went for Fully Loaded.
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge- Anything goes
Paradise of Magnolia- Christmas
Simply Magnolia- Anything goes

Glitter Words

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

This little light of mine....


How is everyone doing? Can you believe that its nearly Christmas? I am stunned how fast this year has gone!!! I saw this stamp and now I keep singing 'This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine' so had to be the title!!!

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

Paradise of Magnolia- Christmas
lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia- Glitter it up
The Ribbon Girl Blog- Anything goes
Simply Magnolia- Christmas is coming
Midweek Magnolias- Anything Festive

For this card I used one of the new stamps from the latest Magnolia release 'Edwin with Christmas Lantern'. I coloured Edwin using Distress Inks. I wanted to make it rather subtle colours with a pop of red and green in the flowers.

The papers are from last years Maja Design release 'A gift for you'. I love how these have that muted background but the reds and the greens pop so well.

The dies are all by Magnolia except the stocking which is from Spellbinders. I some how had this vision of Edwin looking like kinda that new craze 'Elf on the Shelf' so I added the castle as where else would a Christmas elf live! The fence and the castle have some 'Snow Tex' on. I added some Star dust glitter stickles to both of these and also to Edwin's hat, and belt.

The flowers I made from a Doohickey die and sprayed them with glimmer mist. The middle are a deep red pearl stamen.  The red and blue flowers along with the holly are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The ribbon is from my own stast and the lace with the bling is from Live and Love Crafts.

On the stocking tops I added some Stampendous 'Crushed Glass' in silver along with some clear rhinestones. Around the edge of the image I added some Fran-tage in Aged Silver.

Hope you have a great day.

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Christmas Tree's for sale!

Afternoon everyone!!!

How are we all doing? are we all getting there with our Christmas cards? this is my 2nd last one for the year!

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

Craft Heaven Inspiration Blog- Clean and Simple or fussy and fancy
Deep Ocean Challenge blog- Santa is coming to town
Holly Jolly Christmas challenge blog- Embossing
Magnolia Forever Challenge blog- Christmas will soon be here
Simply Magnolia- Christmas is coming
Boutique Magnolia- Christmas

Christmas tree's for sale!!!!! Edwin is selling Christmas trees...but heck he seems to have climbed into one!! EDWIN!!!!! lol

This card i decided to make it into a shaker card. I coloured Edwin with distress inks. The papers are a mix of the new Pion Design papers for Christmas and also two different shades of green card stock. I wanted it to look like Edwin was climbing about in a Christmas tree so I used lots and lots of Magnolia doohickey leaf dies and layered them around the image. I also embossed the leaves with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. On Edwin's beads on the tree I used Perfect Peals in platinum.

Now isnt that Santa suits parts fabulous!!! This is from Noor!Design UK I just love this die!! I marked Santa's suit and also added some fake snow around the collar and cuffs. The 'December' is also from the Noor!Design shop too. I used little craft pegs to attach these to the card.

On the sleigh die from Magnolia and the Sign post also from there, I used the Snow marker to mae it look like there is snow on the sleigh and the sign.

The beads are a colourful mix of greens, yellows and white with some odd red beads thrown in to add colour.

The holly leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the frosted apples are from Live and Love Crafts.

So I hope you will swing by and get your tree from Edwin!!!

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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Snowy Tilda with gifts

Hi everyone!

Is everyone getting sorted for Santa? seems to have come round fast this year doesnt it. So of course it has to a Christmas card for this post!!!

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

Boutique Magnolia- Christmas
Time for a Magnolia Challenge- Christmas challenge- non traditional colours
Simply Magnolia- Christmas is coming
Holly Jolly Christmas- Embossing
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge blog- More anything goes with Christmas
Bunny Zoe Crafts Challenge blog- Sparkle

So for this card I used one of the new stamps from the latest release from Magnolia. I used 'Snowy Tilda with gifts' she is very cute and this is one adorable release! I love all the Magnolia releases but the Christmas have to be my fave.

I coloured Snowy Tilda with Distress inks. The paper is from Pion Designs 'Paris Flea Market' they are sooooo girly!!! Beautiful pinks

The dies are a mix of Magnolia, Tim Holtz and Go Kreate. The flowers are made from a Magnolia die from last Christmas club.

To add some sparkle I embossed some Fran-tage around the edge of the main image, It is shabby pink Fran-tage which is sooo pretty!!! I also sprayed the flowers with Glimmer mist so get a lovely gold/warm shimmmer to the flowers. On the parcels I added perfect pearls in Pale Pink.  Around the edge of the parcels I edged them with Distress Ink 'Vintage Photo' just to make them stand out more.

I also used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the apples are from Live and Love Crafts as is the shabby seam binding tied through the heart tags at the top. Also from there are the frosted berries that peak out of both the flower areas.

To finish off I added some pink pom pom trim to the bottom of the card from The Ribbon Girl and a silver snow flake also from Live and Love crafts.

Inside I used a Memory Box die to continue my Christmas them, I love this star die!

Have a great week!

Glitter Words

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas Eve Edwin


So the Christmas card making in this house as like many other of my crafty friends, is in overdrive! I think im nearly there! think is the operative word! So of course I am back with another Christmas card! What else you may cry!

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

Magnolia Forever Challenge blog- No Pink
Holly Jolly Christmas- Ribbon and pearls
Magnolia Mania- Gingham
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge blog- Anything goes with Christmas
Simply Magnolia- Shabby Chic

So here is Edwin...holding the Christmas tree...PUT IT DOWN EDWIN!!! This little cutie is 'Christmas Eve Edwin' from the Winter Wonderland Collection from a few years ago.  I coloured Edwin with Distress Inks.

The papers are from Riddesholm Design's new collection 'Cozy Christmas' its so rustic and traditional its beautiful.

The dies are a mix of Magnolia, Noor! Design and Sizzix. I made the flowers from a Doohickey die, and sprayed them with Glimmer mist and left this to dry. I then added Gesso to them and the red frosted apples from Live and Love Crafts. A acorn charm and some brown frosted berries are added to the poinsettias, in the middle of these I used pearl stamen in this gorgeous red wine colour. I love how cute these acorns are!!! The Gesso was to give a snowy effect.

With the gingham ribbon, I tried something different. The ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl and I used it to edge the main image, almost like a frame.

On the trees I added 'Shabby White' Fran-tage which i love!!!! I also edged the die cuts with Distress Ink 'Vintage Photo'.

The numbers are cut from a Sizzix die with corrugated card, then dappled some Gesso. When the Gesso dried I sprayed it with the same Glimmer mist.

The  'December' is cut from a Noor!Design die and I embossed the top of the word with 'Shabby White' Fran-tage.

Around the main image, I used Chunky White embossing powder to give a snowy effect.

To finish off I added some pale blue pearl brads and a large pale green pearl brad to beneath the 25.

Hope you have a great rest of the week.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

GDT at 'All About Magnolia Challenge Blog'

Howdy all!!!

How are you guys today? I am super super excited!!!! This is my first post as one of the GDT at All About Magnolia Challenge Blog ! did I mention I am SUPER excited!!!! #happydancing!!!

So this is the midway reminder for the challenge which is a super fun one - 'Sparkle' ooohhh you could go wild with this couldnt you!!!! So hop across and see what the fabulous gang at All About Magnolia Challenge Blog have been up too and why not enter?!

So for this card I used 3 Tilda images from the Santa Lucia collection, the Tilda on the end with candles, well she was my holy grail of stamps.....searched everywhere and finally found her!!! So I masked these 3 ladies together and coloured them with Distress Inks.

Now the papers are from Maja Design 'Vintage Frost Basics' and I thought I would challenge myself with doing a pink Christmas card as most of mine are traditional.  On the images I used Fran-tage on all of their handbands- Shabby Pink, Shabby Blue and Shabby white. On the band of Tilda in the middles dress I used some Stampendous Crushed Glass fragments in silver. I NEED more of this stuff!!! Tilda with the star, for the star I used gold Stickles. Tilda on the end, I added clear glitter to her candles, although hasnt showed up well in this pic. I added the gorgeous 'Shaved Ice' at the foot of the image, love how this twinkles.

The dies are a mix of Magnolia, Noor! Design, Sizzix and Memory box. On all of these I added 'Shabby White' fran-tage to these to make them really sparkle.

The number are cut on some corrugated brown card with a Sizzix die and covered in Distress Ink Crackle Paint in 'Antique Bronze'. As this was drying I sprinkled some red micro beads on top.

Around the image I wrapped some cheesecloth, kinda makes them angelic I think.

To add some final sparkle I used moonstone brads from Wild Orchid Crafts. I love these brads.

On the inside I used a Magnolia die for the sign and it reads 'Christmas Blessings'.

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

Midweek Magnolias- Anything goes
Simply Magnolia- Shabby Chic
Craft Heaven Shop Inspiration challenge blog- Layers with option of Christmas
The Ribbon Girl blog- November challenge 'Anything goes'

Have a fabulous week!

Glitter Words

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

GDT Paradise of Magnolia

Hi gang!!!

I have the fabulous honor of being GDT for the awesome Paradise of Magnolia! and this time the challenge is 'Lace, Ribbon and a Charm' fun eh!!!

So why not click the link above and see what the team have been up to?

For this card I used the image 'Tilda with heartphone' doesnt she just look so now with her phone and i LOVE the way she is standing! I coloured Tilda with Distress Inks.

The papers are from the awesome Maja design. I used lace from my stash and the charm is from Live and Love Crafts. Its the cutest mobile phone!!! The shabby seam ribbon is also from there.

I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I love the poppies! The colours remind me of home as does the poppy.

The dies are a mix of Magnolia and La La Land Crafts.

I thought the text 'call me' was rather cute for our girl Tilda.

To finish off I added some dark red flat back pearls.

Have a fab day! and dont forget to click the Paradise of Magnolia link above and come join the fun!

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

Magnolia Mania- Gingham
Time for a Magnolia Challenge - bingo (Down the middle, across the middle and across the bottom)

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Winter Wonderland


Hope we are all well today?

We are heading at a rate of knots to Christmas now...eeekkk!!!! So I am here with a Christmas card of course!!!

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

Time for a Magnolia Challenge - Christmas Challenge- Winter Wonderland

So for this card I didnt use a Tilda or Edwin...but a background stamp only !!! That shocked ya didnt it!!! hehe! The image I used is called ' Christmas Background' and its one of the older stamps but is so beautiful. You can almost here the peacefulness of it.

I coloured this image very very lightly. I wanted the effect that the sky is full, ready for another down pour. So it was kinda like a colour wash in Distress inks.

The papers are from the new release from Pion Design 'Glittering Season'- very rustic colours.  The dies are a mix of Magnolia, Impression Obsession and Noor! Design.

To the trees and the antlers of the deer I used 'Crushed Glass' from Stampendous.  I love the sparkle that this heavy duty crushed material gives. The flowers have my newest obsession on them- Gilding flakes!!! Still learning with these but boy are they fabulous!!

The ribbon was from my stock and the shabby seam binding tied through the heart tags is from Live and Love Crafts as is the rusted snowflake.

I edged around the image with Distress Ink 'Vintage Photo' and to create snow I used a Marvy Snow maker...again lots of fun!!!!

Have a peaceful weekend.

Glitter Words

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