Monday, 20 November 2017

All About Magnolia DT - All About the Season

 Good morning!  It is time for me to share my card for our challenge at All About Magnolia Challenge.  Our theme this month is 'All About the Season'.
I have painted Tilda with Distress Ink using just Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain so that it looked like a sepia photo.  I have added white dots to her cheeks and eyes and a swish of Stickles on her halo which really sparkles!
 I have used Frantage and fragments around the edge of the image and added a pearl string too.  The flowers and berries are from my stash.
 The sentiment is also a Magnolia stamp and I have created the poinsettias with some Foamiran.
 I have added lace and cheesecloth underneath the image mat and a rustic jingle bell with some more lace and twine.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at All About Magnolia Challenge.  Pop over to the blog for more gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the team.  Thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Craft Heaven DT - Christmas Countdown

Good morning!  I am so excited today to share my first card for Craft Heaven!  I was so excited when Tina asked me to join the team!  The theme for the new challenge is Winter Wonderland - perfect for getting all of those Christmas cards done!  Mine is actually a countdown to Christmas.  My daughter asked me to make her one the same as one I created for her years ago - how could I refuse?
I have used one of my favourite Christmas Tildas, Holly Wreath Tilda, and painted her with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I have added a few details with a white gel pen on her cheeks, heart patch and the holly berries.  I've also used snowflake stamps by Magnolia around the edge of the image mat, stamped with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.
 My favourite item of all time in the Craft Heaven store is this stunning button!  It was difficult to actually use it - it is one of those stash items that you never want to part with and is for stroking only lol!  As this countdown is staying in my home it made using it easier!
 I cut lots of little tickets using a Doohickey die from the Easter kit and stamped the numbers with some stamps from my stash.  I've attached them with a little drawer pull from Tim Holtz.
 I've added some chipboard holly and flowers from my stash, along with some gorgeous sparkly pomegranates and lace from the Craft Heaven store.
 I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Craft Heaven.  Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 12 November 2017

70th Birthday Card

 Good morning!  Today's card is an archery themed card.  As several family members are archers it gets more and more difficult to think of new ideas for archery themed cards!  Luckily this time there was a special age involved too - so I came up with part of an archery target on the numbers! 
I cut the card shape by hand from kraft cardstock and then added different segments in the target colours.
 The sentiment was created with Webster's Pages stickers.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Friday, 10 November 2017

Stempelglede DT - Happy Birthday Grandad

 Good morning!  I have another card to share today using one of the gorgeous new stamps from Stempelglede.  I have used the "It's Your Day" stamp from the Beautiful Day stamp set and stamped it with white ink onto black card, to resemble a chalk board.
 I have layered different papers and textures underneath the sentiment to give a rustic look.
 The pennants were cut with a Doohickey die and tied with white button twine.
 I attached some ribbon from my stash with staples and added "grandad" using Webster's Pages stickers.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - I Believe in Unicorns

Good morning!  Today I'd like to share another card for my inspiration post on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  This one is a card I made for my daughter to give her friend who loves unicorns.
 Of course, I had to use the cute little Unicorn stamp and matching sentiment!  I have painted the unicorn with Distress Inks, cut it out and popped it onto 3D foam pads.  I have also painted the mane, tail and horn with a Wink of Stella brush for extra sparkle.
 The butterflies were cut from some Webster's pages paper and the tiny purple flowers I have made from Foamiran.
 I used the same distress inks that I used to paint the mane and tail of the image to dye white seam binding so that I could make a unicorn tail tassle for the tag!
The tassle is attached to the tag with a single white rose.
 I used a variety of flowers in rainbow colours on the other side of the image to balance with the tassle.
 While I was rummaging for flowers to use I found this stray Christmas leaf which I thought looked a little like a unicorn horn - so I added that too!  The pretty star border is a Doohickey die from one of the kits.
 On the heart tag I have added a winged heart charm with some button twine.
 I have also added some cheesecloth and a strip of diamante trim for extra sparkle.
 I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us for our challenge at Magnolia-licious.  Pop over to the blog to see some more inspiration from the rest of the team!  Thanks for looking! x


Saturday, 21 October 2017

Stempelglede DT - Anniversary Card

Good morning!  I have another card to share with you today using stamps from the new Stempelglede release.  This time I have used stamps from the Have a Beautiful Day stamp set to make an anniversary card for my parents.
 I have used the 'On Your Special Day' sentiment, stamped onto vellum so as not to detract too much from the lace and ribbon.
 I have also used the butterfly stamp.  I have stamped onto coffee filter paper and painted the centres with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
 The second butterfly I have attached to the card folded so that it looks like it is in flight.  The gorgeous heart ribbon I have recycled from some flowers I received.
 I have used the Foamiran lilies on that I shared on my blog a few days ago.  I have used the Whimsy Lily die to make them.
 The wire curls were created with special fabric covered wire from Prima.
 I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  Have a lovely weekend! x

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - Foamiran Lilies

 Good morning!  Today I'd like to share with you some lilies I have made from Foamiran using the Whimsy Shapeology Lily die set.  White lilies are one of my favourite cut flowers to have in the house so the ecru Foamiran was a natural choice for me, but of course you could make lilies in many of the Foamiran colours available!
 I have coloured the anthers with copic markers and added colour and markings to the base of the lily petals with them too.
I hope you like them and thanks for looking!  Check out more Foamiran projects on the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog! x