Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Magnolia-licious DT - Fancy Folds

 Good morning!  It is Fancy Fold time over at Magnolia-licious Challenge.  We would like your card to feature more than one fold.  I searched the tutorials gallery over at Split Coast Stampers and found this Spring Card.  
 I have painted Twinkle Star Tilda with Distress Ink Pads except her shepherd costume which I have paper pieced with the same paper as the base of the card.
 I've added some flowers, a leaf and a snowflake charm from my stash...
 ...and some stars cut with a Sizzix die.
 This is what the back of the card looks like.  In total there are four folds to make the card shape.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious.  Pop over to the blog to see some more fancy folds from the rest of the team, and don't forget that Diana is sponsoring the challenge with a fabulous prize from the Magnolia-licious store!

Thanks for looking. x

Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Ribbon Girl DT - Magnolia Only Challenge - Sparkle

 Good morning!  It is our Magnolia only challenge over at The Ribbon Girls this week and our theme is 'Sparkle'.  When I saw this stunning 12 row faux diamante trim in th e store I thought it would be great to cut up into rows, however, when I visited my local garden centre last week they had Christmas decorations out and they had all sorts of decorations covered in this stuff!  This gave me the idea to use the whole trim to cover a card base. 
 I wanted the card to be simple to really show off the bling so have simply added a die cut Father Christmas using the amazing die from the Magnolia Vol 2 Club Kit.  This is my favourite die from the kit and is going to be used a lot this year: I'm planning on making all of my children's cards for school using it.  I especially love how the beard has embossed swirls and cut swirls that can be lifted up for dimension.
 This photo shows the bling off best.  Rather than send this as a card I'm thinking of actually framing it to use as a Christmas picture in my home!
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at The Ribbon Girl.  Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend! x

Monday, 20 October 2014

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - Spring Fling

 Hi!  Today's card is for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge where this week our theme is Spring.  I have used Pink Lemonade Tilda on my card and used spring colours and flowers.
 I have painted Tilda with Distress Ink pads and used a white gel pen for the flowers.
 The sentiment is also a Magnolia stamp and I have fixed the sentiment to two mini cotton reels which were a gift from my lovely friend Chris.
 The cheesecloth and flowers except the tulips are all from The Ribbon Girl and the dragonflies were cut with a Magnolia Doohickey die.
 I've also used the Lovely Fence Doohickey die and a leaf Doohickey.  The lace is from The Ribbon Girl.
 I've used a tag Doohickey die behind the image and used some tulle instead of ribbon through the tag.
 I've added glossy accents to Tilda's sunglasses...
 ...and her lemonade glass and bubbles!
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 gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Ski Star Tilda

 Good morning!  I'm back' with another Magnolia Christmas card from my productive week.  I've used a mixture of papers from my stash.
 I've painted Tilda with Distress Ink Pads and added stickles to the snowflakes.
 I've used a Tim Holtz die for the snowflake edges and a Doohickey tag die.   The seam binding, cheesecloth and sparkle trim are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The doily was cut with a Prima die.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Christmas Kitchen Tilda

 Another Christmas card - I'm on a roll lol!  Although this one makes me think of New Years Eve because of the tartan paper I've used which is actually a recycled envelope I saved from last year's cards!
 I've painted Tilda with Distress Ink pads and added stickles to her dress and bow.
 The sentiment is an older Magnolia one.
 I used the new Vol 2 Doohicky dies to create the poinettia and mistletoe leaves and the pine cones are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The tag is another Doohicky die and the snowlfake charm is from The Ribbon Girl too.
 The rolled rose, ribbon, bellsl and button twine are from The Ribbon Girls.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking.  Enjoy your weekend! x

Friday, 17 October 2014

A Vintage Christmas Card

 Good evening!  I have a vintage Christmas card to share using a gorgeous older stamp set from Stempelglede, Classic Christmas.  I have used some of the border and scroll stamps from the collection to make the background paper which was originally plain green.
 I have stamped the main image onto watercolour paper so that I could add touches of green using Distress Ink pads.
 I have embossed the sentiment and some of the scrolls with gold embossing powder.
 The seam binding is from The Ribbon Girl and the spacer and pearl are from my stash.
 I have distressed the edges of the green paper and inked them with Walnut Stain distress ink.  The gold paper is by K&Co.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking. x

Sparkle Poinsettia Tilda

 Good morning!  I hope you've had a lovely week so far.  I've been busy making more Christmas cards with the new Magnolia club kit and Doohickey die kit.  I've made my own paper for this one using two of the snowflakes form the stamp club.
I've painted Tilda with Distress Ink pads and taken inspiration from my amazingly talented friend Debbie and added micro beads to the centres of the poinsettias.  I've also added a row of pearls along the bottome of the image.
I've used the poinsettia dies from the Vol 2 Doohickey kit to make the poinsettias and an older Doohickey for the pine leaves.  The pine cones and white twirl stems are from The Ribbon Girl.
The cute bauble was also cut with one of the new Vol 2 dies and the lace is from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking. x