Sunday, 30 August 2015

Vintage Engagement Card

 Good morning!  I have a vintage style card to share with you today using a Stempelglede stamp and lots of flowers and lace.  I have used Stempelglede's French Script stamp from the Postcard from Paris set to create the letter background for my card.
 I used a Sizzix die to cut hearts from thick chipboard and then coated them in gorgeous Picket Fence crackle paint.  I sprinkled on some gold mica flakes while the paint was wet.  Once the paint had dried I inked the hearts with Walnut Stain Distress Ink to highlight the cracks in the paint.
 The lace, ruffle ribbon and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl except the blue roses.
 I have torn the edges of the letter and inked them and layered it with lace and cheesecloth and patterned papers.
 The butterflies are all from the Tim Holtz Butterfly Frenzy die.
 I inked the paper of the letter with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then splashed it with water to create the gorgeous droplet effect you can see here.
 The large white flower is from Magnolia and the button twine is also from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Friday, 28 August 2015

Minecraft Birthday Card

 Good morning!  I have another of my son's birthday cards to share today.  This is the card I made for my daughter to give him.  They love playing Minecraft together and when I asked her what she would like on her card for him she requested a Minecraft pig!  I have to say that this had me pretty stumped at first so I did some searching and came across this incredible card which was my inspiration for mine.  The background is lots of squares from different colours of wood effect paper.  Although it's a simple idea it certainly takes a long time to cut the squares and then stick them down!  My squares are 1cm square so it was quite fiddly.
 The pig was created in the same way .  The nose is raised on 3D foam pads and then the pig is mounted onto the card with a spring so that it wobbles about.  My children absolutely loved this feature!
 The 'Happy birthday' text is a Magnolia stamp and I wrote 'Brother' myself in the same style.  The square brads are from my stash.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Archery Birthday Card

Good morning!  Today I'd like to share the card I made for my son's birthday a few weeks ago.  His hobby is archery so an archery target was the obvious choice for his card.  The smaller circles have been cut with Spellbinder dies and the larger ones I have used a compass and then hand cut them.
Every circle is raised on 3D foam pads to add interest to the card.
The sentiment is from Tim Holtz stamped with Opaque white Stazon onto acetate.  The acetate is also raised on 3D pads.
The arrow was cut using the Doohickey die from the Volume 5 kit.  As you can see from the above photo the card has quite a lot of dimension despite the simple design.
 I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Ribbon Girl DT - Magnolia Only - Add Lace

 Good morning!  It is time for another Ribbon Girl Challenge using only Magnolia images and this time our theme is 'Add Lace'.
 I have used the super cute Flirt Tilda and painted her with Distress Inks.
 I have added lots of gorgeous goodies from The Ribbon Girl: the lace, printed ribbon, cheesecloth, rose buds and apple blossom.
 I have also added a branch of fuschias that I made a while ago following my friend Chelsea's amazing tutorial.  It's my last branch so I need to get making some more!
 I have added seam binding topped with a Kort & Godt flower which are both also from The Ribbon Girl.
 The butterflies were cut from the backing paper.
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! x

Monday, 17 August 2015

All About Magnolia DT - Summer

 Good morning!  It is time for another challenge over at the All About Magnolia Blog and this month our theme is 'Summer'.  I have made another caravan notebook set, this time for my son to use on our caravanning holiday.  I copied the same design as the one for my little girl.
 I have painted Edwin in Miami with Distress Inks.  The caravan wheel is topped with a star from my stash.
 The caravan curtains were made with ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and the door handle is a brad and tab from my stash.
 The jockey wheel is a button and memo pin from The Ribbon Girl.
 The gorgeous nautical ribbon is also from The Ribbon Girl and the twine is from my stash.
 I have used the flag Doohickey to create the pennants across the caravan.
 Inside the notebook there is plenty of paper for drawing and writing.
I also covered a pencil and pen in matching paper for him to use.  These are decorated with half pearls from my stash.
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 gorgeous summer creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Magnolia-licious DT - Blog Hop - Summer Fun

 Good morning and welcome to the Magnolia-licious summer blog hop!  If you have arrived here from Julie's blog then you're on the right track.  If not, and you would like to start the hop from the beginning, hop back to the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog.
 I have made a caravan shaped diary/notebook for my little girl to take on our caravanning holiday so that she can write a diary and draw pictures while we're away.  I drew the caravan shape by hand and cut it from thick card before covering with pretty papers.
 I have painted Instagram Tilda with Distress Inks and added some Glossy Accents to the camera lens.
 The gorgeous ribbon and lace trim are from The Ribbon Girl...
 ...and so are the pink roses.  The twine and tiny bows are from my stash.  I used the flag Doohickey for the pennants across the caravan.
 The little jockey wheel was created with a button and memo pin from The Ribbon Girl and it actually spins round too!
 The caravan wheel was cut with dies and the little flower button is from my stash.
 I made curtains for the caravan door with some gingham ribbon and a door handle with a brad and tab grom my stash.
 Inside the caravan covers are decorated with pink and blue papers and there is plenty of paper for writing and drawing on.
 To complete the holiday set I made a matching book mark, pen and pencil.
 I covered a pencil and pen with coordinating paper and added pearls to the tops for a neat finish.
The reverse side of the bookmark has also been decorated to match the caravan.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog and you like my little notebook set.  Now it is time to hop back to the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog to end the hop!

For all blog hops you must include the following requirements in your post to qualify for a prize.
1. Like us on our Magnolia-licious Facebook Fan Page
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.

Thanks for looking! x

Monday, 10 August 2015


 Good morning!  I'm excited to share today's card because it's so different for me but I absolutely love how it turned out!  I was struggling with an idea for my Brother's birthday card.  He's not really a cute stamp person.  My Prima paint splatter stamps were sitting on my desk from a previous project and I suddenly had this idea for this rainbow drip card.
 The lettering was cut with Tim Holtz Alphabetical die and inked in the same colours as the paint drips.  I popped them onto 3D pads for some extra interest.
 This card took hardly any time at all to make yet I think it looks so effective!  The idea took much longer to form in my head of course but, hey ho, it's there for next time now lol!  I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x