Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Magnolia-licious Challenge DT - Frilly, Lacey and Feminine

Good morning!  It is time for another Magnolia-licious challenge today and our theme is 'Frilly, Fancy and Feminine'.  I have used the gorgeous Summer Buzz Tilda for my card.
 I've painted her with Distress Ink Pads and used a white gel pen on her cheeks and to add little flowers on the grass around her feet.
 The stunning lace and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The cheesecloth and lace butterfly are from The Ribbon Girl too.  To make the butterfly stay in this position I have mounted it onto some acetate.
 I've also added a little sentiment tag along with more flowers together with a tulle and button twine bow.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious challenge.  Diana is sponsoring the challenge with a fabulous prize from the Magnolia-licious store.
 Why not pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking. x

Monday, 25 August 2014

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - Favourite Magnolia Stamp

Good evening!  It is time for another  Magnolia Down Under Challenge and this week we'd like you to use your favourite Magnolia stamp on your project.  This used to be a tough challenge for me as there were several stamps that I loved but since Sneaky Tilda came out I am smitten with her and she is my all time favourite!
 I have painted her with Distress Ink pads and used a white gel pen to add the dots to her cheeks.  I painted the grass and flower background too after seeing Yulis' gorgeous background.  Thank you for the inspiration Yulis!
 I have also used a Stempelglede stamp from the Postcard from Paris collection and painted that with Distress Ink pads too.
 All of the beautiful flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The cheesecloth, lace, ribbon and pearl trim are also from The Ribbon Girl.  I stitched the ribbon down the centre and gathered it.
 The ribbon twine and lace at the top of the card are also from The Ribbon Girl and the charm is from my stash.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations with their favourite Magnolia stamps.  Thanks for looking. x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Handbag from a skirt!

Today's project is one of the ones that I've been meaning to do for years!  When my little girl became too big for this gorgeous wool and felt skirt I couldn't bear to part with it.  I thought it would make a cute bag so kept it for the past four years in my craft room with the intention of altering it.
The skirt was lined so all I had to do was sew the lining together at the bottom.  I've also sewn some pink tutu trim from The Ribbon Girl into the seam so that it peeps below the wool outer skirt.
It's only visible as you move around with the bag but I think it looks really cute!
Next came the handle.  For this I've used some pink cotton ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and stitched it to the inside of the skirt with red thread for added interest.
 Of course, a girl needs a bag charm.  This one was made with a small bronze frame and cameo from The Ribbon Girl.  I've attached it to the bag with some Tim Holtz Ball Chain.  I've also added a magnet clasp on the inside of the waistband for the bag closure.
The bag in use!  Think I might have to borrow this creation if I can get my hands on it ever again, my little girl absolutely loves it!
Hope you like it and thanks for looking. x

Monday, 18 August 2014

Altered Basket

 Good morning!  I have another project to share that I've been meaning to do for a long time.  This basket sits on my craft desk and was plain straw with a blue pattern woven around it.  I've painted it with Gesso for a shabby chic look.
 I then wrapped a piece of rose print ribbon around it from The Ribbon Girl, followed by a string of pearls, also from The Ribbon Girl.
 The Melissa Frances frame and the gorgeous rose are also from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Altered Chocolate Box


I've been finding lots of time to undertake projects I've had in mind for months (years for some of them!) during the summer holidays.  Tonight I'd like to share a little chocolate box that I have altered.  The pink paper on the bottom of the box is the original box and I have covered the lid with some paper from Melissa Frances.
 I have added some pretty lace from The Ribbon Girl around the top of the box lid and some pretty pearl string, also from The Ribbon Girl, around the edge.
 I added some gorgeous pink tutu trim from The Ribbon Girl to the top of the box and then added a chipboard heart covered in some Prima paper on top of the trim.
 On top of the heart I've placed a gorgeous lace butterfly topped with a rose, both are from The Ribbon Girl.  I have mounted the lace butterfly onto some acetate so that the wings are stiff.
 You can see the pretty lace and pearl trim in more detail in the photo above.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Friday, 15 August 2014

Stempelglede DT - A Christening Card


 Good morning!  I have another Stempelglede creation for you today using the stunning photo stamp from Vintage Baby.  Even though I also have used Gunhild's amazing Christmas photo stamps for many years I am still stunned and amazed every time I stamp a photo stamp, they are just incredible!
I have also used the 'Little Prince' sentiment from the Follow Your Heart collection.  All of the flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The 'On your Christening' sentiment I created on the computer.  The gorgeous seam binding, button twine and gorgeous diamante cross are also from The Ribbon Girl.
 I have created the butterflies using the stamp from Vintage Baby and coffee filter paper.
 I have also used gorgeous lace from The Ribbon Girl and lots of layering with corrugated card and tags cut with Doohickey dies.
 The gorgeous gingham ribbon is also from The Ribbon Girl and there's another stamped butterfly too.
\I hope you have enjoyed looking at my creation.  Have a lovely day and thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The big one-o!

 Good morning!  I've just returned from a wonderful holiday and thought I'd catch up with you all by sharing the card I made for my 'little' boy who was ten while we were away.  Ten!  I honestly can't believe he is ten already, time certainly flies by!  He loves Star Wars so this Saturated Canary digi was perfect for his card.
 Once I'd coloured the image I set to work drawing a background around them from a scene in one of the movies.  The images and scene are coloured with copics.
 The 10 is some grungeboard numbers embossed in silver.  I also created a death star to peep over the top of the card.  The star border along the top was created with a Martha Stewart punch.
 I have hand written the comic strip sentiments and the ribbon is from my stash.
I hope you have a lovely day and thanks for looking! x