Sunday, 19 January 2020

Clean and Simple Valentine

Good afternoon!  I have a clean and simple card to share with you today.  It is not often I go for clean and simple, but when I saw these three cuties I thought they'd work perfectly together on a Valentine's card.  These are the new stamps that you can personalise from Magnolia.  Each comes with its own sentiment which you can then add your name too!

This one is Telephone Tilda.  She comes with the sentiment "Made with love from", plus your name (or whatever you wish to add actually).  I have painted her with Distress Inks using the no lines technique and added white spots to her eyes and cheeks with a white gel pen.

Next up is Tilda's Lamp Post.  Her sentiment is, "With Love From", and again you can add your name, or maybe even your town or country!

Finally, we have Royal Post Tilda.  She comes with the sentiment "Made With Love By", and whatever name you wish to add.  Aren't they all cute?  They're perfect to add to envelopes, the back of cards, tags, or to group together as I have done here.

I have added a simple sentiment using a Tim Holt Shadow Press set to complete the card.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Monday, 13 January 2020

You Are Beary Special To Me

 Good evening!  I'd like to share my latest card with you featuring the gorgeous new stamps from the Valentine Pop Up Box.

I love this Tilda in her little bear suit.  As always I have painted her with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  The little paw prints are an accessory stamp that come with this Tilda.  They're so cute!

The sentiment, "You are beary special to me", also comes in the set.  I have used the heart tag from Doohickey Volume for the tags.  The papers are the gorgeous new collection from Maja Design, Little Street CafĂ©.  The papers, lace, flowers and seam binding are all from Craft Heaven.

I have used the doily Doohickey behind the image mat and used the off-cut hearts from the tags to decorate the card.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Monday, 6 January 2020

TOMIC Challenge - Winter

Good morning!  We are back with our first challenge of 2020 over on the TOMIC blog today, and our theme is 'Winter'.  Perhaps it is a good opportunity to get ahead on your Christmas cards already!

I have used Ski Star Tilida from the Waiting For Christmas Collection and painted her with Distress Inks, as usual, before cutting her out completely to add to my card.

I have used the snowflake embossing folder from Magnolia for the background of my card and then added the winter village scene from Doohickey Volume 7 in front of it.

 I have added some white seam binding and a ski charm from Craft Heaven to complete the card.

I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at TOMIC this month.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

2019 Reflection

Good evening!  As always, I'd like to finish this year's blogging with a look back at my favourite creations from this year:













I hope you have enjoyed visiting and I wish you and your family a happy New Year!  See you in 2020!

Two Quick Christmas Cards

Good morning!  I have two more of my last minute cards to share with you.  These were quick and simple to make - I was running out of time as always!

I have used the Fireplace with Stockings stamp from the So Jolly Under the Mistletoe Collection, painted with Distress Inks as always.  It is difficult to see on the photo as it was such a dull day, but I have added Stardust Stickles to the holly garland.  The sentiment is from the recent Merry Little Santa Collection.

A scattering of gems and the card is finished! 

My second card was made with Maja Design papers and Magnolia sentiment stamps.

I have created icicles along the top of the paper using Aleene's Glitter Snow.  I've also used it to create the snowflakes.

I have used sentiment stamps from the So Jolly Under the Mistletoe collection, stamped in brown and blue to match the papers.  The bells and twine are from my stash.

I hope you like them and thanks for looking!

Monday, 30 December 2019

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Good morning!  Another last minute card to show you today, again featuring Maja Design papers and Magnolia Doohickey dies!

The image inside the house is the gorgeous fireplace stamp from the Dashing Through The Snow stamp set.  I have placed it behind some acetate that I have scored with a diamond pattern to look like a leaded window.

I have used the So Wrapped Merry Christmas Doohickey die for the tags and a snowflake Doohickey.  The gold hearts on the top of the lace are the offcuts from the Heart Background Doohickey.

Once again I have used the shutter die from the Flower and Window Shutter Doohickey set, and I have added Aleene's Glitter snow to the window sill.  The sentiment is from the Merry Little Santa stamp set by Magnolia.

The cute snowman is also a Doohickey die!

 I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Christmas Drum

Good afternoon!  I almost forgot to share the box style Christmas card I made for my son.  I created the outside from gold and metallic red card so that it resembled a drum.  I then added twine and half pearls to complete the look.

On the top I have added mistletoe, holly and pine fronds, all made with Magnolia Doohickey dies.  The sentiment is from the Merry Little Santa Collection and the tag is a Doohickey die too.  

The Seam binding and santa hat charm are from Craft Heaven.

When you lift the drum a pile of presents and a stocking is revealed.  All cut with Doohickey dies from Maja Design papers.  The candy cane is a Doohickey die from Vintage Box 6, the stocking from Volume 2 and the presents were cut with the Pixi Box die.

I used the trim from the bottom of two of the Maja Design papers to create the sides around the presents.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!