Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - Anything goes


 Good morning!  It is time for another 'Anything Goes' challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge.  I've been having fun using the stamps and dies from the Advent Calendar which contained the Recipe Card collection.
 I have painted Made with Love Tilda using Distress Inks.  All of the baking accessories were cut with dies from the collection.
 How cute is the little oven?  It is great fun to put together.  The flowers and pearl string are from The Ribbon Girl.
 It even has an oven shelf and little cookies - love it!
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  As always there is a fabulous prize from the Magnolia-licious store for the lucky winner.  Thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Midweek Magnolias DT - New Crafty Stash and Blog Hop Prize Winner!


Good morning!  Our first challenge of the year is up and running on the Midweek Magnolias Challenge blog.  Our theme is 'New Crafty Stash'.  A perfect opportunity to use any new goodies you received for Christmas!  I was lucky enough to order the Magnolia Advent Calendar in the run up to Christmas and I'm so glad I did - there were so many beautiful stamps and dies inside!  I've used one of the stamps and lots of the dies on today's card.  Before I tell you any more about my card I have the winner of the blog hop candy from our Christmas blog hop to announce!  The winner, chosen from the comments on my blog, is............

No 9 - Donna!

Congratulations Donna!  Let me know your address via the email address in my sidebar and I will post the prize to you!

This is Chef Edwin - he is now available to pre order at Magnolia-licious, along with the rest of the collection.  As always I have painted him with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.
 All of the fun food and kitchen equipment pieces were cut with dies from the collection.  I love the egg and bread - so cute!
 I have added a Whimsy Stamps sentiment that seemed appropriate with all of the food dies!  I've used the rolling pin and beetroot  dies here.
 The chopping board comes with two knives and the avocado dies come in a set with the beetroot.
 Here is the other knife from the chopping board set, along with a whisk which comes with the rolling pin.
 I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Midweek Magnolias.  Pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking! x


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Magnolia-licious Challenge DT - Anything Goes/Lace

 Good morning!  We have moved our challenges back to Tuesdays over at Magnolia-licious and today sees the start of our first challenge of 2017 - 'Anything Goes', with the option of adding lace.
I have used one of the new images from the Recipe Card Collection, Have Dinner With Me Tilda.  As usual I have painted her with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I added a touch of Stardust Stickles to the bow in her hair and dots to her cheeks with a white gel pen.
 I have used the Magnolia post mark stamp several times on the papers and the image.  I have used 58mm ivory cotton lace and cheesecloth from The Ribbon Girl.
 The sentiment is from Stempelglede.  I think it goes perfectly with this image.
 See the die cut roses?  Aren't the gorgeous?  They are Doohickeys from the new collection and come with the heart tags I've also used.
 I have added lots of roses from The Ribbon Girl and also used the Rose Leaf Doohickey for the leaves.
 The butterflies were cut with a Martha Stewart punch and covered in Stardust Stickles.
 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 gorgeous creations!  As always there is a fabulous prize on offer from the Magnolia-licious store.  Thanks for looking! x


Sunday, 1 January 2017

Ribbon Girl DT - Anything Goes

Good morning and Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful time seeing the New Year in last night!  My first card of 2017 is for our Ribbon Girl Challenge of Anything Goes.
 I have painted the super cute London Tilda with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I have added Glossy Accents to the umbrella, umbrella handle and her Wellington boots and Stardust Stickles to the raindrops and water splashes.
 I designed and printed the sentiments myself.  All of the gorgeous flowers, the lace and the cheesecloth are from The Ribbon Girl.
 I have added 3mm pearl beads, also from The Ribbon Girl, to the centres of the Kort & Godt rolled roses to look like stamens.
 I have used the new heart tag from the Magnolia Advent Calendar above the flowers and also the cloud Doohickey.  The seam binding is from The Ribbon Girl too.
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 gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Saturday, 31 December 2016

My Favourites of 2016

Good morning!  As always on New Year's Eve I have taken a look back at my blog posts over the past year and chosen some of my favourites from each month to share with you.  I hope you enjoy my look back at my favourite creations from 2016!

January

I loved this card I made in January so much that I decided to keep it to give to my husband this Christmas so that it would stay in my home lol!

February

My cards are usually quite similar, but very occasionally I decide to step out of my comfort zone.  This was one of those times and I loved how it turned out!  Made entirely with Stempelglede stamps it didn't take very long to make at all but looks so effective! 

March

Another card using Stempelglede stamps for my March choice.  This was the card I made for my Mum for Mother's Day this year.  I love how versatile the Stempelglede bird stamp is.  It works coloured in so many different ways to represent different birds.

April

April's choice is the card I made for my darling little girl for her 8th birthday.  She still has it on display in her room.

May

 It was too difficult to choose just one card from my May creations.  I love how this Minion card turned out for my little nephew's 3rd birthday.
I also love the soft, muted colours on this one and the hydrangea flowers - one of my favourite flowers.

June

 Another tough choice in June.  I loved how this archery target card turned out that I made for my children to give my Dad for Father's Day.
I also love how this clean and simple card turned out using sweet Tilda, painted in black and white except for the tiny spot of pink where colour has hit her from the raindrops!

July

 For July I have again chosen two creations.  These cute little blackboard thank you cards for my daughter to give her teacher and teaching assistants at the end of the summer term turned out exactly how I imagined and I love how fresh and clean they look.  They were made extra special by my daughter writing the recipient's names on with a white gel pen.
Another Stempelglede card in July - this is the card I made for my Mum's birthday this year.

August

 Oh my goodness, August was another tough month to choose just one creation from!  This clean and simple card for my brother's birthday used a mini Magnolia stamp and then I simply added some doodling with a fine tipped marker.  I love how it turned out!
 These ice-cream treat holders for my son's birthday party were another favourite of mine.  Complete with tags and paper strawberries that housed extra treats!
I love creating unusual shaped cards from scratch and was so pleased that my son's BB8 birthday card turned out so well!

September

 For September I have chosen three creations again!  This monotone vintage style card that I made for my parent's wedding anniversary was so quick to make but looks so effective.
 I was really pleased how these halloween cake boxes turned out and I love how colours you wouldn't usually put together: green, purple, orange and black, always seem to work for Halloween!
This Tilda card using red, white and blue is another favourite from September.  I love the camera and film strip dies from Magnolia.

October

This bookmark is my favourite creation from October.  It is not often that I make something for myself and I love the muted colours and my favourite Tilda stamp.

November

The card I made for my children to give my Dad on his birthday is my favourite from November.  I used several Stempelglede stamps including one from the newly released Steampunk Journey collection.  I love that little balloon!

December

I had many favourites from December's creations but have managed to narrow it down to four!  The cover box I made for After Eight Mints has to be my absolute favourite creation!  I love it and everyone who has visited my home throughout the festive period has commented on it and asked if I can make them one for them!  It is such a beautiful addition to the dinner table!
I also love this Christmas card I made for my children to give their Dad.  My favourite of this year's Christmas Tildas and my favourite santa belt ribbon.
The santa belt ribbon features in my third choice from December.  I love how this mini Santa turned out in his bright red clothes - he's so cute!
Another Stempelglede creation is one of my favourites from December and it is another shaped card that I made from scratch.  This is the card I made for my parents for Christmas.

I hope you've enjoyed my little look back through my 2016 creations.  Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful time seeing the New Year in this evening!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday, 30 December 2016

Stempelglede DT - Vintage Garden Paper Tole Christmas Card

Good morning!  I have another Stempelglede Christmas card to share with you today, this time using the bird stamp from the Vintage Garden stamp set.  If you're thinking that this card seems familiar it is almost an exact copy of this one I made a couple of years ago.  This time I have used a Christmas sentiment, holly leaves, berries and a snowflake edge instead of butterflies.
 I have painted the bird stamp three times using Distress Inks and then cut different parts out to paper tole the bird for a 3D effect.  I have also added Glossy Accents to the bird's eye and beak to make them look more realistic.
 I have used several different leaf dies to create leaves from green paper and white cardstock.  They have all been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 The sentiment is from the Vintage Christmas stamp set.
 I have also used a holly stamp from the Vintage Holly set around the edges of the card.  I have used Bundled Sage Distress Ink for this.
 The snowflakes around the edges were cut with a Tim Holtz die.
 I have used a Sizzix Dogwood flower die for the flowers and another Tim Holtz die for the holly leaves.  The berries are from my stash.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x