Thursday, 16 May 2019

Craft Heaven DT - Tilda in Paris

 

Good afternoon!  I'd like to share a card featuring one of my favourite techniques today: painting in sepia.  I love this technique for a few reasons; it is quicker than painting in colour, it is very effective and it looks like old photos, which I love!  I have used my favourite Maja Design paper at the moment, Stonewashed from the Denim & Friends collection.  I had to buy more of it so that I don't run out!

I masked Tilda and the Eiffel Tower images from the With Love From Paris stamp kit from Magnolia Day 2017 and painted the whole scene with Walnut Stain Distress ink using the no lines technique.  I added a few detail with a white gel pen.  I stamped the cute little dog separately and painted her in the same way before cutting her out and adding to the 'photo' with 3D pads.  The card was cut with the heart frame doohickey from Magnolia Vintage Box 5.



I used the birdcage and bird doohickeys from Vintage Box 5 and the post mark stamp is from the With Love From Paris stamp set.



I hope you like it and thanks for looking!



Sunday, 12 May 2019

Craft Heaven DT - Lollipop Card


 Good morning!  Today I'd like to show you my latest creation for Craft Heaven using Maja Design papers.


The image is Edwin's Oldsmobile from Magnolia, painted with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I have added Glossy Accents to the windscreen and Stardust Stickles to the headlights.  I covered the actual number plate with a piece of card bearing the recipients name.


I have used the gorgeous Star Tag from Magnolia to decorate the card to match with the Maja Design paper.  The beautiful blue seam binding is from Craft Heaven.  I also used the tassle tag from Doohickey Kit Volume 5.


I covered a chipboard no. 6 with crackle paint and inked it with Walnut Stain Distress INk.


The pretty straw is from Craft Heaven too and I used more of the seam binding to create a bow.


 I hope you like it and thanks for looking.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!




Wednesday, 1 May 2019

TOMIC #3 - May Flowers


 Good morning!  Our new challenge starts today over on the TOMIC blog and this month our theme is "May Flowers".  I have used some gorgeous paper from the Maja Summertime paper pad and another one from the Denim Collection.


I inked up the gorgeous Tilda from one of the Magnolia Day kits again and this time masked her with the honeycomb background that was in the kit.  I  have painted them with Distress Inks as always.  To make the honeycomb look more realistic I gave it a coat from a Wink of Stella pen and I have added Startdust Stickles to her wings.


 I used the flower border from Doohickey Kit Volume 4 to add some detail to the bottom of the image.


The flowers are from Craft Heaven and the leaves were cut with the Rose Leaf Doohickey.


The sentiment is from the Magnolia Day kit too and I have cut it out with a tag from Doohickey Kit Volume 5.  The seam binding and charm are from Craft Heaven too.


I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at The Official Magnolia Blog this month.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking!



Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Craft Heaven DT - A Spring Card


Good morning!  Today I'd like to share a card I've created using one of the new stamps released on Magnolia Day and papers from the gorgeous Maja Design Summertime paper collection.


I have painted the sweet Tilda in her magnolia flower with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I've added dots to her cheeks, eyes and hair bow with a white gel pen.


The beautiful sentiment comes with the image, along with a few other background stamps.  The sentiment was cut out with a die from the Doohickey Volume 9.  


The butterflies were cut from a Pion Design paper.  The beautiful pink lace is also from Craft Heaven.


How cute is this birdhouse charm?  It does come with a hanging loop on it but I snipped it off so that it looked like it was propped in the tree.  I created the magnolia flowers from Silk Foam using a Doohickey die.  The branches were cut with the Sakura Branch Doohickey die.


I hope you like it and thanks for looking! 

Sunday, 21 April 2019

TOMIC Inspiration Post - Happy Easter!


Happy Easter!  I hope you are enjoying the Easter weekend.  We have made, and already eaten several, Easter nest cakes here and are looking forward to this morning's egg hunt!  You may have already seen today's project if you tuned into Magnolia's debut on Hochanda TV where my lovely team mate Becky created live on the show.  I'm sharing it today on the TOMIC blog.  I saved a pretty yellow egg box ready for decorating as an Easter gift - these are a great idea to give small eggs in.


I had to get an Easter bunny on here, of course, so I chose the sweet Tilda with Little Bunny from the Sunbeam Collection and painted her with Distress Inks as always.  I added Stardust Stickles to her head band and the frills on her pockets.  I also used the cute Sunlight stamp in the background.


To add some extra interest to the image I stamped her face and the bunny's tail twice so that I could decoupage the image.


I used the bird Doohickey from Vintage Box 5 and the recipe card from the Recipe Card Collection to cut out the image.


The sentiment is also from the Sunbeam collection and I've used the feather Doohickeys and flower spray Doohickey from Vintage Box 5 too.  The daffodils were created using the Daffodil Doohickey and stamens from my stash.  I made the little eggs from air drying clay before painting with white acrylic paint, inking with chalk ink and adding the speckles with a Distress Ink marker.


I added the same embellishments at the other side of the egg box.


I made a belly band for the egg box and edged it with lace Doohickey from Vintage Box 3, cut several times.  It makes such a pretty edge! 


I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  Have a wonderful Easter!

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Craft Heaven DT - Get Well Soon



Good morning!  I am back with another card using a Magnolia stamp from the Get Well Collection.  The papers are from Maja Design's gorgeous Summertime paper pad.


I painted Tilda with Broken Leg using Distress Inks as always and added some details to her dress, cheeks and eyes with a white gel pen.  I have placed tiny pearls to the scallop edge around the image.


The sentiment comes with this stamp.  The font is so beautiful on this one!  The gorgeous blossoms are from Craft Heaven and the sticking plasters were cut with the Heart Band Aid Doohickey die.


 I have cut more sticking plasters for the other side of the image.  The rose is from Craft Heaven too.


The tiny hearts were cut with the Heart Band Aid Doohickey too and the gorgeous heart backgrounds were cut with the Heart Background Doohickey die.


I hope you like it and thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Craft Heaven DT - Happy Easter


Good morning!  I have an Easter card to share with you today using the gorgeous Tilda With Little Chickens from last year's Sunbeam Collection.  I've teamed her with one of my favourite papers from Maja Design's Denim Collection.


I have painted Tilda with Distress Inks using the no lines technique and added white dots to her cheeks and eyes using a white gel pen.


I have used the Daffodil Doohickey and Foamiran to make the Daffodils.  Before assembling I inked the centres of the flowers with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.  I've also added some blue roses to add a pop of colour.  The fence was cut with the Lovely Fence Doohickey and the lace is from Craft Heaven.


I've used the banner Doohickey from Volume 9 and the Happy Easter sentiment is from Magnolia too.  The cute clouds were cut with a die from Doohickey Volume 4.


I hope you like it and I've inspired you to make your own Easter cards.  Pop over to the Craft Heaven blog to see some more inspiration from the Design Team.  Thanks for looking!