Saturday, 13 September 2014

An Anniversary Card

 Good morning!  The weekend already.  I really don't know what happened to this week, it has gone so fast!  I needed an anniversary card in a hurry this week and this is what I came up with.  The paper is from Magnolia.
 The stunning lace really makes the card.  It is from The Ribbon Girl.  The die cut doily was cut with a Prima die and the heart with a Sizzix die.  I also added a pale pink rose which is from The Ribbon Girl too.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  I hope you have a lovely weekend.  x

Friday, 12 September 2014

Stempelglede DT - Altered Paperweight

 Good morning!  I'm excited to share my latest project using the stunning Stempelglede Stamps.  I recently bought a paperweight in a local discount store - the image was not to my taste at all but I hoped I would be able to remove it and add my own :).  Using a combination of my heat tool and soaking in warm water I managed to get the felt backing off in one piece and also the image.  I knew exactly which stamp I was going to use, it is no secret to regular readers that I love anything to do with butterflies :).  It is from the Postcard from Paris collection.  I have painted around the butterflies with pale washes of Distress Ink colours to match my decor.  I added some light shading to the butterflies and painted the postage stamp in a deeper shade of green.  I've adhered the paper weight to my image with Glossy Accents.  I also used Glossy Accents to glue the felt to the back of the image so that the weight doesn't damage my desk!
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to decorate your own objects with Stempelglede stamps!  Thanks for looking. x

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Ribbon Girl DT - Use Ribbons

 Good morning!  I hope you're having a lovely weekend.  If you have some time to craft this week I hope you'll join us at The Ribbon Girl challenge where we would like you to use ribbons on your project.
 I've used Tim Holtz Caged Bird die for my card.  I have given the cage a coat of Glossy Accents so that it looks like it is painted metal.  I've also sprinkled someo Frantage Fragments onto it while the Glossy  Accents was still wet.
 The letters were cut from some paper from my stash.
 I have used white seam binding from The Ribbon Girl and also a bronze key charm and white button twine.
 The gorgeous lace is also from The Ribbon Girl and I added some more seam binding on top of the lace.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at The Ribbon Girl.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend. x

Friday, 5 September 2014

Lemon Tilda

 Hi, I hope you've had a lovely week.  Today's card is one I made just for fun.  I'm loving that I have more time to craft again after two years studying! 
 I have used the super cute Lemon Tilda from the Pink Lemonade Collection and painted her with Distress Ink Pads.  I've also used a white gel pen on her cheek, eyes and the flowers on her headscarf.  
 The sentiment is also a Magnolia stamp and the butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
 I've used flowers from The Ribbon Girl and some cut with the Lace Peony Doohickey.
 The paper bow at the bottom of the card was created with Tim Holtz Bow Tied die.
  I've framed my card with a pretty doily.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking.  I'll be back on Sunday with my card for The Ribbon Girls challenge but in the meantime, have a lovely weekend! x

Monday, 1 September 2014

Magnolia-licious DT Autumn Blog Hop

 Good morning and welcome to the Magnolia-licious Autumn Blog Hop!  If you've arrived here from the amazing Barbara's blog then you're on the right track.  If not, then you might want to pop to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to start the hop from the beginning as there are prizes along the way!
OK, let me tell you about what I have made for the hop.  A wonderful friend of mine gave me the link to this wonderful pumpkin made from a book.  Thanks again sweetie!  The original idea was that Tilda would sit on the pumpkin or something but I didn't anticipate the pumpkin would be so large!  I have, therefore, also decorated a bag of bonfire toffee to go with my autumn decoration.  I'm going to make a couple of smaller pumpkins to go with this one though as everyone thinks it is amazing and I really am a groups of three kind of person lol.  I didn't quite stick to the tutorial for my pumpkin as I have inked the edges of my pumpkin with 'Spiced Marmalade' Distress Ink before I shaped it into the pumpkin. 
 You've probably noticed if you're a regular visitor that I have started painting with Distress Inks again rather than colouring with copics, mainly because most of my copics have run out!  I have to say that this is my favourite piece of Distress Ink painting so far, I am rather pleased with the shadow behind Tilda.
 I've used gold Stickles for the sparklers that Tilda is holding.  They really do look very sparkly in real life!  I wrapped a piece of brown hessian ribbon around the bag before adding the Tilda tag for a rustic autumnal look.
 I punched holes in the top of the bag and tied it with some checked ribbon and lots of jute string from my stash, finished off with a sparkling chocolate coloured rose.
 Almost forgot the pumpkin's flowers!  I made these using Magnolia Doohickey Peony dies and natural coffee papers.  The fabric leaves are from Prima.
I hope you've enjoyed looking at my autumn creations.  I don't know about you but they make me want to huddle in front of an open fire with a cup of soup lol.  Now it's time to hop to my talented friend Barb's blog to see what she has created.  Good luck and thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Ribbon Girl DT - Magnolia Only Challenge - Add a Charm

 Good morning!  Today's card is for the Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only challenge.  Our theme this week is 'Add a charm'.  The paper I've used is from Magnolia.
 I've painted Summer Tilda with Flags using Distress Ink pads and added some white gel pen to her cheeks.
 All of the embellishments I've used are from The Ribbon Girl.  I've added a spot of paint to the starfish charm for a shabby chic touch.
 The lace flower is one I cut from the lace.  The twirl along the bottom of the card is a stamen twirl that I have stretched out.
 I've cut the pennant flags using the die from the Flag and Cloud Doohickey set and threaded them onto white button twine from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at The Ribbon Girls.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Magnolia-licious Challenge DT - Frilly, Lacey and Feminine

Good morning!  It is time for another Magnolia-licious challenge today and our theme is 'Frilly, Fancy and Feminine'.  I have used the gorgeous Summer Buzz Tilda for my card.
 I've painted her with Distress Ink Pads and used a white gel pen on her cheeks and to add little flowers on the grass around her feet.
 The stunning lace and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The cheesecloth and lace butterfly are from The Ribbon Girl too.  To make the butterfly stay in this position I have mounted it onto some acetate.
 I've also added a little sentiment tag along with more flowers together with a tulle and button twine bow.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious challenge.  Diana is sponsoring the challenge with a fabulous prize from the Magnolia-licious store.
 Why not pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking. x