Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - BB8 Gift Bag

 Good morning!  I am so excited to share my inspiration post for Magnolia-licious this morning!  I'm a huge Star Wars fan so was thrilled when Magnolia brought out their Galaxy Collection, especially as my favourite character of all, Princess Leia, featured in it!  Now technically of course, BB8 doesn't appear with Princess Leia in this actual outfit, but it is just so cute that I'll forgive them!  One of my friends is also a huge Star Wars fan so the stamp was perfect to adorn this gift bag I made for her.  I gave a nod to BB8, who also features in the stamp, when designing the bag, with the circular shape and orange ribbons.
 I painted the image with Distress Inks using the no lines technique, as always.  I also added white dots to her cheeks and eyes with a gel pen.
 You can find orange satin ribbon at The Ribbon Girl.  I made a double bow for the top of the bag...
 ... and simply wrapped two rows of ribbon around the bag to give BB8 stripes.  I also added ribbon to the handles.
 On the back of the bag I stamped a Tim Holtz 'special delivery' stamp using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, which matched the ribbon perfectly.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  You can find the rest of the Galaxy Collection here at Magnolia-licious.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Stempelglede DT - Diamond Wedding Anniversary Card

 Good morning!  Today I have a special card to share that I was commissioned to make.  I don't think many people have a 60th Diamond wedding anniversary, do you?  I used some appropriately named papers from The Ribbon Girl called Wedding Garden.
 The gorgeous heart stamp is my favourite from Stempelglede's Grunge Heart Collection, embossed in silver.  I stamped the centre of the stamp again and cut it out to raise on foam pads.  I added diamante numbers from The Ribbon Girl to the centre.
 The gorgeous fine lace and the cheesecloth are from The Ribbon Girl too and I added a stick on diamante strip from my stash.
 All of the beautiful flowers are also from The Ribbon Girl.  See the lace ones?  They are actually off cuts from some guipure lace.
 I have distressed the edges of the papers with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 As it is a special card I made a matching box envelope using papers from the same pad.  I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - Anything Goes

 Good morning!  It is time for another 'Anything Goes' challenge at Magnolia-licious.
I have used an older Magnolia wedding couple for my wedding card, painted as always with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.
The stamping around the edges of the base was done with Stempleglede stamps from the Postcard from Paris stamp set.  I have heavily torn the edges and inked them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The cheesecloth is from The Ribbon Girl.
 The papers are Maja Design, Strolling Down the Rose Path.  The gorgeous lace. Magnolia flower and roses are also from The Ribbon Girl.  The butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
The rest of the flowers are from my stash.
 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 gorgeous creations.  As always there is a fabulous prize for the lucky winner from the Magnolia-licious store.   There are plenty of wedding stamps in the store if you fancy making your own wedding card this summer.  Thanks for looking! x

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Sunday, 4 June 2017

The Ribbon Girl DT - Anything Goes

Good morning!  It is time for another challenge at The Ribbon Girl and today it is our Anything Goes card challenge.  I had an idea to make a Mason jar card for a friend who loves them displayed with lace around the top.  I cut the 'jar' from acetate and rounded the corners with a punch.
The gorgeous lace is 'Norma' and I've added some ivory button twine on top of that - also from The Ribbon Girl.
 I used Glossy Accents to create the raised writing you find on a Mason jar.  I hope you can see it in the photos - it is a little tricky to photograph!

 All of the gorgeous flowers are from The Ribbon Girl except the fuschias which I made myself.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at The Ribbon Girl.  We have a gorgeous prize on offer as always.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - Baby Card

 Good morning!  Today I'd like to share a baby card I made with lots of gorgeous goodies from Magnolia-licious.  
 How cute is the stork Doohickey?  I love it!  It works equally well as the focus of the card or as embellishment to a painted image I think.  I cut mine from the same paper as the background paper.
 I have layered the image up using several circle die cuts and added some lace behind the bottom circle.  All of the flowers were made with a Doohickey die from one of last year's kits.  You can find a great selection of them at Magnolia-licious!
 I have also used a heart tag Doohickey and the hearts are the centre cut outs.  Waste not want not!
 The bark hearts, lace and papers are new in stock at Magnolia-licious.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking!


Sunday, 21 May 2017

Ribbon Girl DT - Use Any Image Challenge

 Good morning!  We have another challenge starting today over on The Ribbon Girl blog and it is our "Use Any Image Challenge.'  I have used the super cute Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lilac, available at Magnolia-licious.
I've painted her with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.
 The gorgeous faux silk ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl as are the lace and cheesecloth.
 The gorgeous flowers are from The Ribbon Girl too.  The butterflies were cut with a Spellbinders die and the vine was cut with a Doohickey die.
I hope you like it 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 gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking! x


Thursday, 4 May 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - Anything Goes/Summer

Good afternoon!  I'm rather late posting my card for the Magnolia-licious Challenge but here it is at last!  Our challenge is Anything Goes with the option of Summer.
 I have painted the gorgeous Tilda with Willow Branch using Distress Inks and the no lines technique.  I also used Distress Inks to paint the rocks and grass that she is sitting on.  The Postcard and post mark stamps around Tilda are also Magnolia Stamps from a few years ago.
 I have used lots of Doohickey dies on my card.  Magnolia-licious has a great selection here.
 The gorgeous ribbon, pearl trim, lace and flowers are all from The Ribbon Girl.
 I have also used a paper doily from my stash underneath the image.
I love the tassle dies from Magnolia.  I have used some jute twine which I have painted white with acrylic paint as I had run out of white button twine.
 I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious.  As always we are sponsored with a fabulous prize from the Magnolia-licious store for the lucky winner.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.