Monday, 21 April 2014


I had lots of extra time over the Easter holidays and found time to make a few things I rarely have time for!  I was able to make this layout using a photo from one of our day trips over the holiday within a few days of it being taken - a rare occurrence these days!  It was the first time we had taken the children to a theme park and we all had such a great time.  I had to scrap their first time on a log flume :).
The letters are a mixture of Tim Holtz Grungeboard letters and some I cut myself from spare Grungeboard as I didn't have all the letters I needed.  I've then embossed them with Shabby Blue Frantage.  They look so cool in real life!
I tore up bits of white cardstock to have the water splashes around the bottom of the log.  This layout certainly won't fit in an album lol!  I then added bits of  Webster's Pages silver netting to add some sparkle to the 'water'.
I added chipboard pieces and flowers from my stash and glass beads to represent water droplets.
Chipboard swirls add to the splash effect nestled in among the paper waves.
These glass beads add a great touch when you want to represent bubbles or water on a layout I think.
The small blue flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.
I cut a Prima swirl into three separate pieces so I could use it in different places around the layout.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Stempelglede DT Post - Canvas 'Toile du Jouy' Style Frame

Good morning!  It is the Easter holidays here which means extra free time, perfect for crafting!  I was inspired to make this Toile du Jouy style frame by one of my little girl's outfits - some cute dungarees in a Toile du Jouy print.  As I was looking at the pictures on the fabric they reminded me of the stamps in the Vintage Garden Collection so I wanted to see if I could recreate it.  The whole frame is made from a recycled cereal packet!  
I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink to stamp onto sticky back canvas which I have then cut into strips to cover the cereal box frame.
You can see in this photo the tail of the bird from the Vintage Garden stamp.  I used the flower stamp and the bird stamp from this collection and the butterfly from the Ornamental Butterfly Collection.  I added some pale grey lace around the centre of the frame.
I added an arrangement of flowers to one corner of the frame in colours to match the 'Toile du Jouy' canvas.
For the centre of the frame I stamped the Single Stamp 012, Magic, onto a vintage book page.  I've distressed the edges of the page with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and torn and curled it here and there.  I've added tiny flowers and cheesecloth in the tears for a romantic touch.
I stamped two butterflies from the Ornamental Butterfly Collection onto the sticky back canvas and cut them out without the swirls to adorn the frame.
I hope you like my faux 'Toile du Jouy' frame.  Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting!


Flowers: Prima, Ribbon Girl.
Products: Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas,
Ranger Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Magnolia-licious DT - "W"ednesday

 Good morning!  It is my turn to take part in our "W"ednesday post over at the Magnolia-licious blog.  
 I have used a Candibean stamp, Wendy's Birthday Cake and coloured it with copics.  I've also added white dots to her dress and cheeks with a gel pen and doodling around the outside with a fine black marker.
 The gorgeous ribbon and all of the flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.
 I have also doodled around the edge of the card and added faux stitching to the pink paper.  I went a bit doodle crazy on this card lol!
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Friday, 11 April 2014

Spring Magnolia Kit!

 Look what landed in my letter box yesterday!  The spring Magnolia kit, and as always they're ALL incredibly cute!  I couldn't wait to have a play with them.  
 I've used three of the images from the kit and coloured them with copics.  I've added some stickles to the over skirt on Sneaky Tilda's dress.  The other Tilda is called Flower Tilda with Bowknot and the kitten is called Napolean.  They're all available for preorder at Magnolia-licious if you didn't get the kit!
 The sentiment is from the kit too - I think this one will come in very useful!
I used some doohickey dies to make the flowers and added pink roses from my stash to the centres.  The gorgeous ribbon and white blossoms are from The Ribbon Girl. 
The gorgeous hessian print ribbon I've used along the bottom is also from The Ribbon Girl. 
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Magnolia-licious Challenge DT - Flowery Cards

 Good morning!  We have a new challenge today at Magnolia-licious Challenge and our theme is Flowery Cards.  I have used paper by Graphic 45 and inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 I've coloured Virgo Tilda #317 with copics using the 'no lines' technique.  
 The blue flowers were punched with an EK Success punch and the swirl is Donnington Tendril from Memory Box.
 The purple rose is from The Ribbon Girl.
 The lace and cheesecloth are also from The Ribbon Girl...
 ...and so are the stunning crystal butterflies!
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 stunning creations.

As always Diana is sponsoring with a special surprise from the Magnolia-licious store.  Thanks for looking! x

Monday, 7 April 2014

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - A Sketch

 It's time for another Magnolia Down Under Challenge and we have a gorgeous sketch for you to use!  I've used a mixture of papers from my stash and aged them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 I've coloured the gorgeous Sagittarius Tilda #356 with copics.  I doodled a flower meadow and some butterflies around her with copics too.  
 The butterflies were cut from old book pages using Tim Holtz dies and the gorgeous swirl is Donnington Tendril from Memory Box.
 The cute flower lace and all of the flowers are from The Ribbon Girl. 
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.  Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Ribbon Girls DT - Spring

 Good morning!  It is time for another challenge at The Ribbon Girls and this week our theme is 'Spring'!
I have used lots of Ribbon Girl goodies on this card.  The gorgeous ribbon rose trim, pearl trim, lace, seam binding, resin bird and white flowers are all from the store!
I have used Tim Holtz Caged Bird die for the bird cage which I've embossed with Shabby Pink Frantage.  The leaves were cut with a Magnolia Doohickey die and I've embossed them with Shabby Green Frantage.
I've added Shabby Pink Frantage to the little bird too.

I've used Tim Holtz Distressed Doily die on the sides of the card...

...and Tim Holtz Butterflight die on the top.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at  The Ribbon Girls!  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning girly creations.  Thanks for looking! x