Sunday, 26 July 2015

Ribbon Girl DT - Magnolia Only - Summer

 Good morning!  It is time for our Magnolia Only challenge over on the Ribbon Girl's blog and this week our theme is 'Summer'.
 I have used Splash Tilda and painted her with Distress Inks.  I've added stickles to the wave and also some Shabby Blue Frantage around the edges of the image to add to the splash effect.
 The gorgeous resin bird is from the Ribbon Girl and comes in a set with other gorgeous resins too.
 The flowers, cheesecloth and starfish charm are also from The Ribbon Girl.
 The seam binding was original white and is also from The Ribbon Girl.  I've inked it with Distress Inks for a vintage blue look.  The seahorse charm is also from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at The Ribbon Girl with your summer Magnolia stamps!  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Thursday, 23 July 2015

It's Summer!

Today I have another card to share to celebrate the start of the summer holidays for those who work in schools.
The lettering was created with Tim Holtz Carnivale die from co-ordinating papers.
I popped all of the lettering onto foam pads for extra definition.
I love this Magnolia sentiment.  It is perfect for an end of term card lol!
The ruffle trim, flower trim and blossoms are from The Ribbon Girl.  The hydrangea flowers are by Prima.
The butterflies were cut with the Tim Holtz Butterfly Frenzy die.
In the photo above you can see the dimension of the card that I have built up with 3D foam pads on every layer.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Teacher Thank You Cards

 Well, another school year is over and as always I was busy at the last minute making thank you cards for my children's teachers.  I loved the apple cards from last year so much I decided to go with the exact same design but this time I opted for red apples.
 Each apple card consists of the red base and a fold up middle for the inside of the apple.  I drew the apple shape free hand.
 The cards are topped with some gorgeous gingham ribbon, an apple and two apple blossoms, all from The Ribbon Girl.
 Inside I have used a Memory Box die for the 'Thank You'.  I love this die, it is brilliant for making quick thank you cards or, as in this case, a special message inside the card.
 In the photo above you can see the 3D effect of the middle of the apple.
 Altogether I made three identical cards.
I also made co-ordinating gift bags for the gifts and some smaller versions of the cards for gift tags.
 You can see the gift bag, apple card and mini apple gift tag altogether in the above photo.
I hope you like them and thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Magnolia-licious DT - Anchors Away!

 Good morning!  We have another challenge over at Magnolia-licious Challenge and our theme is 'Anchors Away'.  I have created a 3D boating scene card for my children to give their uncle.  I drew the yacht shape by hand.
 I have used Pirate Edwin to represent my son on the card.  I've painted him with Distress Inks and used a white gel pen to add some of the details.
 This sweet Tilda from the Sea Breeze Collection is representing my daughter on the card.  She is also painted with Distress Inks.
 The anchor is a charm from The Ribbon Girl.
 To create the sea I have used one of the dies from the Vol 1 Doohickey kit and topped the waves with Picket Fence Crackle Paint.
 The flag on top of the mast has been cut with one of the Flags Doohickey dies.
 The birds are also from The Ribbon Girl and have been painted with Picket Fence Crackle Paint too.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious Challenge.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.


As always, Diana is sponsoring the challenge with a fabulous prize from the Magnolia-licious Store for the lucky winner.  Thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Magnolia-licious DT - "W"ednesday Post

 Good morning!  It is time for me to share another 'W'ednesday post with you on the Magnolia-licious Blog.
 I have chosen to use Wallflower from Saturated Canary on today's card.  I've painted her with Distress Inks and added a touch of Stickles to the flowers in her hair and on her shoes.
 The sentiment has been embossed with two different powders mixed together for a bit of sparkle.
 It is from Tim Holtz.
 All of the flowers are from The Ribbon Girl except the printed one which I have made myself using a Doohickey from the Vol 5 kit.
 I doodled faux stitching around the edges of both paper panels and also added a key and button twine which are also from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking.  I hope you find time to pop over to the Magnolia-licious blog to see the creations from the rest of the team.

All About Magnolia DT -

 Good morning!  We have another challenge running over at the All About Magnolia Challenge and it's a bingo board.  I have chosen the line, 'Lace, Doohickey, Flowers' for my card.
I have painted Cute Sukura Tilda with Distress Inks.
I made a tiny lantern from paper to go with the tassle Doohickey from the Vol 5 Doohickey kit.
I have also used the tag from the Vol 5 kit and another tassle.  The gorgeous lace and the cheesecloth are from The Ribbon Girl.
The birdcage is from Vol 2  Doohickey kit and again the lace is from The Ribbon Girl.
I added some lettering from a Pion Design paper.  The printed paper flower was created with some of the flower dies from the Vol 5 Doohickey kit and the tiny roses are from The Ribbon Girl.
I have also used the flags Doohickey from the Vol 5 kit.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at All About Magnolia.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's incredible cards.  Thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Stempelglede DT - Butterfly and Crown

Good morning!  Today's card features lots of gorgeous stamps from Stempelglede.
This whole panel has been created using different Stempelglede stamps.
First, I stamped the Scroll Butterfly stamp from the Postcard from Paris set and then masked the butterfly to do the rest of the stamping.  I used two different colours of ink on the stamp as I wanted the butterfly to stand out and the scroll to blend into the background.
Next I used the crown from the Vintage Baby set, embossed with bronze powder.
 I  have also used the Ink Stain stamp from the Postcard from Paris set at the bottom of the butterfly.  I have also used the French Script stamp all over the background.  After inking with Distress Inks I have splattered water and paint onto the background as you can see in the above photo.
The flowers, lace, cheesecloth and button are all from The Ribbon Girl and the stamps were created using coffee filter paper and the French 5c Stamp from the Postcard from Paris collection.
I have also used the Weathered Splatter stamp around some of the edges from the Grunge Flourish Hearts collection.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking.  Enjoy your Tuesday! x