Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Magnolia-licious DT - 'W'ednesday Post

 Good morning!  It is my turn to share a 'W'ednesday post for the Magnolia-licious Blog.  I have chosen to use the super cute Bebunni Bunches of Love stamp again because it is just so sweet for any occasion!
 I have painted the image with just Black Soot Distress Ink for this clean and simple, monotone card.
 I added a few little details with a white gel pen.  The sentiment is from my stash.
I hope you like it!  Pop over to the Magnolia-licious blog to see more creations.  Thanks for looking! x

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Monday, 25 May 2015

La-la Land Crafts GDT - Use a Number

 Good morning!  I have another La-la Land Crafts creation to share with you today.  This week our theme is to use a number.  I created an eight shaped card base by using circle dies for the centre cut outs and then drawing and cutting the external shape by hand.  I used small off cuts of several different papers to create a patchwork of colours and designs on the background.
 I have painted Paper Doll Marci Princess with distress inks and added stickles to her crown, shoes and parts of her dress.  I've also added Glossy Accents to the sash around her middle and added a tiny punched butterfly to it.  I've used the following colours to paint her:

Hair: Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.
Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Fired Brick.
Dress and shoes: Weathered Wood, Black Soot, Bundled Sage and Festive Berries.

 The flowers I've used are all from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Ribbon Girl DT - Magnolia Only Challenge - Birthdays

Good morning!  It is time for another Ribbon Girl challenge and this week's theme is 'Birthdays'.
I painted 'Selfie Tilda' with Distress Inks as usual.
All of the embellishments are from The Ribbon Girl.
I used strips of faux diamante trim to 'bling' up the 'iphone'.
I drew on features of the phone like the speaker and button in pencil before adding Glossy Accents to the whole phone to make it look more realistic.
It is actually very glossy in real life - you can see the shine in the photo above!
I used my corner chomper to round the edges just like the real thing.
 I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at The Ribbon Girl this week.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Monday, 18 May 2015

All About Magnolia DT - Flowers

 Good morning!  I hope your Monday is going well so far.  Today I'm sharing my card for the All About Magnolia Challenge.  This month our theme is 'Flowers'.  An easy challenge as, I don't know about you, but I find it hard not to put flowers on my creations!
 I have painted one of the super cute images from the World Wide Web Collection, Mail Tilda, with distress inks and added some details with a white gel pen.
 The red flowers were cut with Doohickey dies from the Vol 4 kit.  The pink flowers were punched with Martha Stewart's Hydrangea punch.  The lace I've used for the bow is from The Ribbon Girl.
The gorgeous lace, cheesecloth and the rest of the flowers are all from The Ribbon Girl too.
 I cut a tag with the love birds tag from Vol 3 Doohickey Kit and cut it in half to use either side of the image like a border.
 The stunning Princess Pin is from The Ribbon Girl too...
 ...and so is the 'Hand made with love ♥ ' ribbon.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at All About Magnolia.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x

La-la Land Crafts GDT - Fussy Cutting

 Good morning!  It is time for another La-la Land Crafts Inspiration Monday and this week the theme is 'Fussy Cutting'.  The iaage and sentiment come together along with some more sentiments.
 I've painted Paper Doll Marci Birthdays with Distress Inks in the following colours:

Hair: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
Skin: Tattered Rose, VintagePhoto, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain and Fired Brick
Dress, Shoes and Tights: Tattered Rose and Festive Berries
Hat: Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Evergreen Bough and Seedless Preserves

 I have added some purple lace from my stash along with flowers, button twine and a large diamante.
 I fussy cut some gorgeous roses from the reverse of the lilac paper and added them to the top corner along with some flowers from my stash.
 The gorgeous daisy is from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  Pop over to the La-la Land Crafts blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations. x

All About Magnolia DT - Spring Showers Brings Flowers

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Magnolia-licious DT - Birthdays Blog Hop

 Good morning and welcome to the Magnolia-licious Birthday Blog Hop!  If you've joined me from Karen's blog then you're on the right track.  If not, and you want to start the hop from the beginning then hop on over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  I have made a party set for my nephew who turned two recently.  The set comprises bunting, a party hat, boat food server and straw.
Let's look at the boat food server first.  The entire set was made with Cosmo Cricket papers.  I used my scoring board  to create the plank effect on the sides of the boat and inked the ridges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink to define them.  I used the wave die from the Vol 1 Doohickey Kit to create the sea and the anchor was also cut with a die from the same kit.
 Edwin Catching Fish has been painted with Distress Inks and cut out so that he can play in the sea.
 The anchor threads through a hole in the side of the boat and finishes in a coil of twine on the deck.  Here you can see how the middle of the boat is used to serve party food.
 The straw was made with the matching papers and the sail is also a die from the Vol 1 Doohickey Kit.
 The flag on the top of the straw mast is from the Events Flags Doohickey set.
 The boat's name was hand written with a white gel pen.
 The back of the boat has a port hole to match the sides.
 Onto the party hat.  I made a simple cone with more of the Cosmo Cricket papers.
 I added thin strips of paper curled with scissors to create the trim on the top of the hat.  For the bunting I cut lots of triangles from the papers and stitched them to some orange ribbon with my sewing machine.  There is 5 metres of bunting altogether!
 In this photo you can see the boat before it is filled with food showing the recesses for holding a drink and food.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking.  Now it is time to hop on over to Karen's blog to see her stunning birthday creation. x

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