Sunday, 22 November 2015

Ribbon Girl DT - Twin Girls Card

Good morning!  I have a project to share today using lots of gorgeous Ribbon Girl goodies!  A card for the birth of twin girls!  I was commissioned to create this card and I gave the lady several different options for images.  She chose these cute prams that I had made up with different dies.  They were my favourite idea too but the trouble was they needed a huge card!  This double twisted easel card design was perfect because it meant the card could actually be a more reasonable size.
 For the prams I cut a large circle, cut it in half and then rearranged the pieces to form the base and hood.  I have used a Magnolia lace die for the frilly edges and part of a Magnolia swirl die for the pram handle.  Two small die cut circles for the wheels and a tiny, ready made bow from my stash, completes each pram.
 The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz set, stamped with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  The button and tulle are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The flags die is from Magnolia too and all of the gorgeous flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.
 I added a mirror image of the flower arrangement on the other side of the sentiment.
Here's another view looking down on the card.  I can never decide the best angle for easel card photographs lol!
This is what the card looks like when it is folded up to go in its matching box.
On the base of the inside of the box I added a die cut sentiment from Tim Holtz and some butterflies punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
To make the box easier to open I came up with this idea.  I attached a length of ribbon to the inside and draped it over one edge to the outside of the box.  Once the lid is on you can simply pull up on the ribbon and the box lid comes off with ease (and without breaking any nails lol!).  I added a layered butterfly to the part of the ribbon that hangs outside of the box.
 I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  Why not pop over to the Ribbon Girl blog and have a browse through the rest of the team's gorgeous creations. x

Monday, 16 November 2015

All About Magnolia Challenge - All About Sparkle

 Good morning!  It is time for me to share my card for this month's All About Magnolia challenge which is 'All About Sparkle'.
 I have used one of my favourite Tildas from last year, Sparkle Poinsettia and painted her with Distress Inks. I've added stickles to the centres of the poinsettias.
 I made all of the poinsettias using the poinsettia Doohickey die and some stamens from The Ribbon Girl.  The cheesecloth, lace and diamante trim are also from The Ribbon Girl.
 The sentiment is a Magnolia stamp and the pine fronds were also cut with a Doohickey die.
 The bells and candy cane button twine are from The Ribbon Girl too.
I hope you like and I've inspired you to join us at All About Magnolia this month.  Pop over to the blog to see the sparkly creations my super talented friends have made!  Thanks for looking! x

Saturday, 14 November 2015

New Baby Card

 Good morning!  Today I'd like to share a new baby card.  I have used an older Magnolia stamp which, of course, is perfect for a new baby card.
 I have painted the image with Distress Inks and added dots to their eyes and cheeks with a white gel pen.  I have stamped around the edges of the image mat with a Stempelglede stamp from the Follow Your Heart stamp set.
 At last I got to make use of the cute teddy bear face die cut that was in a recent Doohickey Kit!  It is so cute!  The lace and button twin are from The Ribbon Girl.
 I also used the baby vest die from the kit.
 The balloons have also been cut with Doohickey dies and I've added baby's date of birth and name with some cut outs from a Pion Design paper.
 I've used the Doohickey heart tag to create tags behind the image.  The little bell is from my stash.
 Baby cards always seem to cry out for cute little buttons I think.  I have used a selection of buttons and some paper stars cut with a Sizzix die.  The cheesecloth, and the buttons, are from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Magnolia-licious DT - Blog Hop - Christmas Magic

Good morning and welcome to our Christmas Magic Magnolia-licious Blog Hop!  If you just seen
Karen's stunning creation then you're on the right track.  If not, and you'd like to join us for the hop from the beginning, then pop to the Magnolia-licious blog to start from the beginning.
There are two chances to win a $20 gift certificate for the Magnolia-licious store so you don't want to miss any out!  Details are at the bottom of this post.
 I've made a special gift bag that unfolds to reveal a Christmas bauble.  I have used one of the new dies from the Doohickey Vol 7 kit which shows a cute winter scene.  I have also used the snowflake die from the kit and the sentiment is from Magnolia too.  The gorgeous vintage ruffled seam binding, button twine and rusty bells are from The Ribbon Girl.
 I've used the winter scene die on the back of the gift bag too.
 When you untie the front bow you can lift up the flap of the bag like so...
 ...and then it starts to unfold... reveal four sweet Tildas and the bauble.
 I have used the winter scene die to cut the scene inside the bauble too, but only the bottom part with the house and trees.  I've then added some pretend snow inside and glass glitter snowflakes on the outside.  The bauble is topped with a stunning diamante snowflake from The Ribbon Girl.
 Here's a close up of the bauble.  It was quite a job getting the scene inside I can tell you!
 I have used an older Christmas tree stamp from Magnolia, painted with distress inks and topped with gems.
 On one of the panels I have placed a Christmas message and a heart: both stamps are from Magnolia.
 All of the Tildas have been painted with Distress Inks and Stickles added here and there.
 I have only attached them to one side of the fold so that the can fold up into the bag but not be ruined.
 This is one of my favourite Christmas Tildas.  She is so beautiful don't you think?
 On the final panel is this sweet Tilda who looks like she's about to hang a decoration on the tree.
 Underneath the bauble there is a doily.
I hope you like it!  Now it is time for you to pop over to Suzi to see her gorgeous creation!  Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for looking! x


OK, now for the fun HOP part…you have 2 chances to win a $20 Gift Certificate from the Magnolia-licious store.
  1. Each member from the design team has published a different number of Santa pictures that you must collect and add the sum from the total DT blogs for a chance to win. Just email Cathy at with the sum total and you will be entered in the random draw of correct responses she receives.
  2. Enter a project (anything but a card) in the Hop challenge and you will have a chance to win if your project is the random winner of all entries. You will have the entire month of November to enter a project.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Stempelglede DT - 60th Birthday Card

Good morning!  Today I have a simple card to share that I made for one of my husband's colleagues.  I drew and cut out the shape of the wine bottle by hand from pearlescent brown cardstock to give the effect of the bottle.
All of the stamps on the wine label are from Stempelglede.  The top and bottom borders are from the Vintage Baby set.
The scroll is from the Follow Your Heart set.
The crown is from the Vintage Baby set too.
I added a motorbike charm on some ribbon from my stash as the recipient is into motorcycles.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Stempelglede DT - Vintage Birthday Card

Good morning!  I have a vintage birthday card to share today that I made for my Dad, using lots of gorgeous Stempelglede stamps.
I have used one of the gorgeous baby photo stamps from the Vintage Baby stamp set and creased it then aged it with Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
I used the French Script and postage stamp stamps from the Postcard from Paris set.  Again I have crumpled and aged them.  The key was cut with Tim Holtz Vintage Findings die from a recycled drinks can and aged with Alcohol Ink.  The wooden buttons are from The Ribbon Girl.
I have added flowers from my stash, Tim Holtz film strip ribbon and a pin and black grosgrain ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.
I have used the Ink Splatter and Ink Stain stamps from the Postcard from Paris set and the grunge flourish stamp from the Grunge Flourish Hearts set.
Underneath the ribbon I have used one of the border stamps from the Vintage Baby set.  The wooden buttons are from The Ribbon Girl.
I also used the Tim Holtz  Weathered Clock die behind the image and a trinket stash to complete the scattering of ephemera.  The lettering for 'DAD' was cut with a Tim Holtz die.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x