Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Another Christmas Card

 Good evening!  I have another card to share using one of the new stamps from the Autumn Stamp Club Kit.  I'm so pleased the kit is full of Christmas images as until it arrived I had only two Christmas cards ready and there really isn't much time left when you need lots of cards!  The paper I have used is from an old K&Co pad, distressed with Picket Fence Crackle Paint.
 I have painted Tilda with Distress Ink pads and added stickles to all of the stars.  I've also used a white gel pen for the dots on their cheeks.
 I've used lots of gorgeous dies from the Vol 2 Doohickey Club Kit too.  The snowflake, snowflake border and the poinsettias were all made with them.
 The small snowflake and the centres of the poinsettias were made with the snowflake border die and I have added offcuts from the pearl string to the centres.
 The poinsettias were cut from coffee filter paper and sprayed with pearl Glimmer Mist.
 The pearl string, looped trim and seam binding are all from The Ribbon Girls.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking.  Have a lovely evening! x


Sunday, 28 September 2014

Ribbon Girl DT - Add Pearls

 Good morning!   I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Today is the start of our new challenge over at The Ribbon Girls and we would like you to use pearls on your project.  I've used quite a lot of pearls on my beach themed card.
 I have used Splash Tilda from last year's summer collection.  I love this stamp as my little girl loves to do this in the sea :).  I've painted her with Distress Ink Pads and I've added lots of glitter to the sea.  Can you spot the little yacht I've painted in the background?
 The lace, pearl swirls, pearl trim and diamante button are all from The Ribbon Girl.
 I've used lots of Frantage on this card.  Shabby Blue Frantage around the image and on the seahorse and jelly fish, and Shabby Green Frantage on the seaweed.  The diecuts are, of course, from the Doohickey Club Vol 1 - I finally got around to using them :).
 I've inked the edges of the shell die cut and added some touches of Gesso.
 I've also used the cloud Doohickey die and one of the new Pink Magnolia dies for the image mat.  The sweet bird is from The Ribbon Girl and I've also popped a tiny lace off cut behind the image mat using lace from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations - you won't be disappointed!  Thanks for looking. x

Saturday, 27 September 2014

A Christmas Card

 Today I have a Christmas card to share using one of the stunning stamps from the Magnolia Club Kit which arrived at my house on Friday.  They are all gorgeous as always but this beauty called out to me to be inked first.  I've embossed the background for the card with a Tim Holtz Texture Fade and then added some shimmer to the raised snow flakes with some lustre rub on in pearl.
 I've painted Tilda with Distress Ink pads and added white dots with a gel pen.
 The flowers, leaves and swirls are all dies from the Doohickey Vol 2 kit which I am also in love with already!
 The snow flake border die is also from the kit and the gorgeous glittered ribbon and the pearl string are from The Ribbon Girl.
 I stamped the sentiment from the kit onto some of the ribbon as cardstock would have hidden too much of the detail on my card.
 The pine needles die cut behind this poinsettia is also from the die kit.  If you missed out on the stamp club kit don't worry, Diana will have them for sale at Magnolia-licious as individual stamps soon!
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Magnolia-licious Challenge DT - Monochromatic Cards

 Good morning!  Today's card is for our new challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge, which is 'Monochromatic Cards'.
 I have used the Winter Church stamp and painted with Distress Ink pads.  I have added lots of glitter to the scene.
 I've added Shabby Blue Frantage around the image and snowflakes cut with Doohickey dies.
 The sentiment is also a Magnolia stamp.  I have used tulle, seam binding and flowers from The Ribbon Girl.
 The crystal trim and rose trim are also from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious.  As always Diana is sponsoring with a fabulous prize from the Magnolia-licious store.
Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous Monochromatic cards.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, 22 September 2014

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - Shabby Chic

 
Good evening!  It is time for us to start another challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenge and our new theme is 'Shabby Chic'.  My papers are by Magnolia and I've inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I have used an old Tilda but I'm sure you'll recognise her as she is on all of Magnolia's packets!  I love how wistful she looks.  I've painted her with Distress Ink pads and used a white gel pen on her cheeks.
I've sprayed gold Glimmer Mist around the image and also embossed Frantage around the edges for a shabby chic look.  The gorgeous heart frame around Tilda is a doily from my stash.
I have made rolled roses using a Sizzix die and added stamens to the centres from The Ribbon Girl.
The glittered ribbon, pearl trim and seam binding are also from The Ribbon Girl.
I added a pearl to the centre of another rolled rose.
I created two 'love birds' for the top of my card with the Tim Holtz Caged Bird die.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia Down Under Challenge.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x

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