Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Magnolia-licious DT - Birthdays

 Good morning!  It is time for another challenge at Magnolia-licious and our theme is 'Birthdays'.
 I have painted the gorgeous Ribbon Hair Tilda with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  The sentiment is also a Magnolia stamp.
 The flowers, berries and lace are from The Ribbon Girl and the star die cut is from the last Doohickey kit.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious Challenge.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.

As always Diana is sponsoring the challenge with a fabulous prize from the Magnolia-licious store.  Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Stempelglede DT - Vintage Garden Birthday Card

 Good morning!  Today I'd like to share my Mum's birthday card with you.  I've used several gorgeous stamps from Stempelglede to create it.
 I have used the Le Jardin de Beaute stamp from the Vintage Garden stamp collection and painted it with distress inks.  I have used the no lines technique so that it looks like I have painted the whole thing myself.  I have painted the whole image mat background as I wanted a soft, muted sage green behind the image.
 I have then used the Carte Postale stamp, also from the Vintage Garden set, and the Postmark stamp from the Follow Your Heart stamp set.  I have also used a scroll stamp from the Vintage Garden set around the edges of the image mat along with the grunge splatter stamp from the Grunge Collection.
 I have made the butterflies by using the Butterfly stamp from the Vintage Baby stamp set.  I have stamped them onto coffee filter paper and painted them with several brown shades of distress ink.  I wanted them to look like the Woodland Brown butterfly that is common to see where I live.
 All of the flowers and berries are from The Ribbon Girl.  I kept the berries attached to their wire stems and twisted them to create a frame for the image.
 The cheesecloth peeping out from behind the image mat is also from The Ribbon Girl.
 I also used one of the butterflies from the Vintage Baby stamp set to create a smaller butterfly.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Ribbon Girl DT - Card Challenge - Anything Goes

 Good morning!  It is time for another Ribbon Girl card challenge and, as always, our challenge theme is 'Anything Goes' so that everyone can join in!  It is that time of year when I start thinking about thank you cards and gifts for my children's teachers and, having made apple shaped cards the last few years, I decided to try something different.  As a result, I came up with these mini blackboard cards using a Thank You die from Memory Box.
 I thought it would be cute to get my daughter to write her teacher's and teaching assistant's names on the 'blackboard' using a white gel pen.  It actually turned out looking very much like chalk, so I was pleased with the result.
 I have used lots of lush goodies from The Ribbon Girl to decorate the cards: green gingham ribbon, red satin ribbon, green and red berries, white cherry blossoms, and, of course, the traditional apple.
 I raised the Thank You cut out section on foam pads for some extra dimension to the cards.
I hope you like them and I've inspired you to join us at The Ribbon Girl.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Mangolia-licious DT - Clean and Simple

 Good morning!  It is time for another Magnolia-licious challenge over on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'Clean and Simple'.  Yikes!  Bit of a challenge when you're used to sticking lace and flowers all over the place, but actually, I sometimes prefer them over frilly, fancy cards.

I have used Drip Drop Tilda for my card and coloured her with Black Soot Distress Ink, except for the pink tinge from the raindrop, where I used Worn Lipstick.
 After spending over an hour searching my craft room for a stamp that I thought I had, with no success, I ended up hand writing the sentiment.
 All of the raindrops were cut using the large butterfly Doohickey and using one of the off cuts.
I hope I've inspired you to join us for our Clean and Simple challenge 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 prize from the Magnolia-licious store for the winner, chosen by random.  Thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Magnolia-licious DT - Magnolia Mini World Sale!!!

If you love Magnolia's Mini World stamps (and who doesn't?) you might want to hop on over to the Magnolia-licious store asap!

Diana is having a huge Mini stamp sale until 30th June. Each mini is $1.50 USD!!

Here's a few samples of creations I've used Mini World stamps on:



They are sooooo cute and are great for quick cards as they're so quick to colour!  Click here to go straight to the Mini World section at Magnolia-licious.


Monday, 20 June 2016

All About Magnolia Challenge DT - All About Shaped Cards


 Good morning!  It is time for another challenge reminder at All About Magnolia Challenge and this month our theme is 'All About Shaped Cards'.  I've used a Doohickey die from Vintage Box 1 for the shape of my card and edged it with pieces of the Doily Doohickey. 
 I've used one of the sentiments from the We Made It collection as the focus of my card instead of an image.  I've then used lots of dies.
 The flowers were cut with a Spellbinders die and I've used a combination of roses and pine cone charms in the centres, both from The Ribbon Girl.
 I've used the Strawberry Doohickey and several tag Doohickeys around the sentiment.
 I've also used the Butterfly Doohickey and Heart Tag Doohickey.  The tiny red flowers are some two tone flowers from The Ribbon Girl but I have removed the white petals that they had.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at All About Magnolia Challenge.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Happy Father's Day


 Good afternoon and happy Father's Day to all the Dads and Grandads out there.  This is the card that I made for my children to give my dad.  You may be able to guess from the card that my dad is into archery.  The card is simply die cut circles and the largest two circles are hand cut.
 I have used the Magnolia Doohickey arrow dies from one of last year's Doohickey kits and cut the fletchings in the colours that my dad uses.
 I pierced holes into the 'gold' circle using my Tim Holtz Die Pick and then pushed the arrows through them before gluing down.  The letters are Webster's Pages stickers, mounted onto acetate so that they sit above the card layers 'invisibly'.
All of the layers are mounted on 3D pads to add extra interest to the card as you can see in the photo above.

 I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x