Sunday, 29 March 2015

Ribbon Girl DT - Magnolia Only Challenge - Not a Square

Good morning!  It is time for our card challenge over at the Ribbon Girls blog and this week our theme is 'Not a Square'.  A perfect reason to pull out some dies to create your card base!  I've used a Go Kreate die for mine.
 I had another request for a 'My Little Pony' style card from my daughter.  This time using different colours.  I have painted the image with Distress Inks and added stickles to the pony's mane.
 I used the new Doohickey kit die for the butterfly and added a sparkly flower button from The Ribbon Girl in the centre.
 The sentiment is from Magnolia and all of the flowers are from The Ribbon Girl with the exception of the pink one.  The Eyelash Edge Guipure lace is also from The Ribbon Girl.
 On the other side of the image I've teamed flowers from The Ribbon Girl with die cuts using Doohickeys from Vol 4.
 The gorgeous pink organza trim, button twine and silk ribbon are from The Ribbon Girl too.  The tickets were cut with a Doohickey die.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at The Ribbon Girls this week.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Pink Girl in a Pink World

Good morning!  I have another layout to share today that I have been meaning to create for several months, and I finally found the time this week!  I have used paper by Tim Holtz and one from my stash to create this mostly pink page.  The stunning chipboard branch and falling blossoms is by Dusty Attic.  I originally thought I would most definitely be making all of the flowers on it pink but when I laid it on the page during my designing process I decided the contrast of the kraft colour against all the pink lifted the page.
The pink frame is from Webster's Pages and I have added a flower from my stash and part of a feather butterfly.  I have added stamens to the butterfly wings for antennae.  The doily behind the butterfly was cut with a Prima die.  The cute heart ribbon along the bottom is from my stash.
I have added the year to my page with some cut outs from a Pion Design paper which I have inked with a Prima chalk edger.
I fussy cut around the flowers and leaves of the background paper so that they could trail delicately over the pink paper.
The gorgeous flowers and birdcage are from Prima and there's another Prima doily behind the large flower too.
The title is a mixture of Webster's pages alphabet stickers and Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers.
The butterflies were created with a Stempelglede stamp from the Post Card from Paris stamp set, stamped onto coffee filter paper.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Monday, 23 March 2015

Stempelglede DT - Mother's Day Card

Good evening!  This evening I want to share with you the card I made for my Mum for Mother's Day which was 15th March here in the UK.  The inspiration for my card was the faux bunch of wild flowers in the photograph which I bought for her for Mother's Day. 
 I used the Butterfly Collage stamp from the Post Card from Paris stamp set.  I stamped the image once onto watercolour paper and then again onto coffee filter paper.  I used Distress Inks to paint the coffee filter paper image and then cut out the butterflies and stamp to give extra dimension to the image.  I have used some letters from my stash to add 'Mum' to the image mat.  I also stamped around the edges of the mat with the Weathered Splatter stamp from the Grunge Flourish Hearts stamp set in a soft grey ink.
 The lace, button twine and birdcage are all from The Ribbon Girl.  I painted the birdcage with Gesso to suite the soft colours of the Maja Design papers which are from the Nyhavn collection.
 I also added measuring tape ribbon and cheesecloth from The Ribbon Girl.
 The daisy lace along the top and bottom edges I recycled from one of my daughter's old dresses.  I made the buttercups and sweetpeas myself using EK Success Retro Flower punches.  I stamped the French Script stamp from the Post Card from Paris stamp set onto some vellum and placed it under the cheesecloth but peeping out.
 I tried to recreate the Salvia from the bunch of flowers with three Kort & Godt chrysanthemums threaded through a daisy flower before tinting them with Milled Lavender Distress Ink.
 I also made some Periwinkles using a Doohickey flower die.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Magnolia-licious DT - Blog Hop - Cirlces, Spots, Dots and Splots

Good morning and welcome to the Magnolia-licious Circles, Spots, Dots and Spots blog hop!  If you've joined my blog from the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog then you're on the right track as I'm first in the hop line up today.  As Easter is not far away I decided to decorate a chocolate egg carton that I saved from last Easter.  I made a band for the egg box which simply slides off to get to the chocolate!
I edged each side of the band with lace from The Ribbon Girl.  I have used the leaf corner stamp from the Magnolia along the edges, stamped with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.
I couldn't resist colouring up Bunny Prince for the image.  I have painted him with Distress Inks.
The tag was cut with a Doohickey die and the sentiment is by Magnolia too.  The bow was cut with a Tim Holtz die.
I made the little eggs myself from air drying clay and painted them with acrylic paints.
The purple and pink flowers and the cheesecloth are from The Ribbon Girl and the amazing pale yellow flower is one of the new ones from Magnolia Lovely Duo collection.
Here's a view from the side so that you can see how the band fits around the egg carton...
...and one from the front.
I hope you like my creation and thanks for looking!  Now it is time to hope on over to the super talented...

to see what she has to share with you.

For all blog hops you must include the following requirements in your post to qualify for a prize.

2. Leave a comment on each DT’s post during the hop.
3. At the end of your Hop return to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and leave a comment there as well for a chance to win a prize.
There are two ways to win during our challenge blog hop.
1. Comments are counted and a random winner is chosen.
2. Participants enter a project following the Hop theme and a random winner is chosen. This person will receive a handmade card from one of the Magnolia-licious Designers.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - Happy 6th Birthday and a Goodbye!

 Good evening!  It is our 6th birthday over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and to celebrate this exciting occasion our challenge is 'Birthdays'.  I personally haven't been with the challenge for the whole 6 years but some of the girls have which is an awesome achievement!  It is also extremely hard work to run a challenge blog, much harder than people reallise, and so the time has come for our challenge to close.  Yes, that's right, our 6th birthday challenge will be our final challenge.  I have made so many wonderful, true friends through Magnolia Down Under Challenges and it has been a part of my life for so long now I think I'll make a card by mistake in a fortnight's time!  This has been such a tough decision for Karen and Kylie who have run the challenge since Debbie left and I know they have thought about it long and hard.  I know from first hand experience how much time running a challenge takes up so I know where they are coming from!  I would like to just say to my DT sisters past and present that I love you all (as you know) and thank you for having me along for the ride all these years!  OK....sad part over...I think I can safely say that we all love pink at Magnolia Down Under so that had to be my choice for our birthday card.
 I masked together three Tildas who all have balloons to create a fun party scene.  Oops!  Looks like someone's balloon has too much air in at the back there lol!  I have painted the scene with Distress Ink Pads.
 I have added Glossy Accents to all of the balloons for a realistic look.
 Tilda on the left has had her outfit covered in Stickles...
 ...and Tilda on the right has little touches of Stickles on the lace and flowers of her outfit.
 The charm is from my stash and the seam binding and pearl string are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The number 6 is a Tim Holtz Grungeboard element painted with Gesso and then covered in Stickles.  The butterfly edging is a Joy Craft die.
 The gorgeous pink tutu trim is also from The Ribbon Girl.  The flowers were punched with a Martha Stewart hydrangea punch and I added pearls to the centres.
 I have also used the Doohickey Heart Swirl die from Magnolia.  The beautiful double row pearl trim is from The Ribbon Girl too.
I hope you like my card and I have inspired you to join us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges for one last time.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous birthday creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Magnolia-licious DT - Bingo!

 Good morning!  I hope your week is going well so far.  If you fancy doing some crafting this week we have a Bingo challenge over at Magnolia-licious Challenge.  I always love Bingo challenges don't you?  I have chosen the middle horizontal line of our Bingo card: Lace, Dies and Flowers.
 I love finding new uses for stamps and never buy cards anymore so when my little girl insisted she needed a My Little Pony card for her friend I was stumped.  Then I remembered this gorgeous stamp from the Animals of The Year Collection!  I have painted Tilda and Angel the horse with Distress Ink pads.  I made sure I painted Angel to match the colours of her favourite My Little Pony.  A touch of stickles on the mane and nose stripe and she was finished.  I think I actually prefer this stamp coloured in these fantasy colours as opposed to the traditional colours!  My little girl thought it looked amazing so I must have done OK lol!
 I have used a gorgeous Spellbinders die to create the delicate looking butterflies.
 The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy and I have used a Doohickey tag die from the Oh La La die kit for the tag.
 All of the gorgeous flowers and the lace are from The Ribbon Girl.
 I added a smaller spray of flowers at the top of the image.
 The edge of the pastel paper was punched with Martha Stewart Doily Edge punch and the tickets are also a die from the Oh La La Doohickey set.
I hope you like my fantasy card 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 drawn at random.  Thanks for looking! x