Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Magnolia-licious DT - Push, Pull, Flip!

 Good morning!  Our challenge over at Magnolia-licious Challenge at the moment is 'Push, Pull, Flip', and here's my card for it using Beate's tutorial here.  I recently returned from holiday which included a few days in London so this inspired my card!  We had the most amazing time and my children really loved getting to see the Queen's Guards so I had to ink up Guard of the Castle Edwin when I returned home.
I also had a lot of fun recreating a sentry box for him to stand in.  I have drawn the gold details with a gold gel pen.
Edwin has been painted with Distress Inks and I've also used white and gold gel pens for some details.
You can see his gold buttons and belt buckle here!
I also gave his boots a coat of Glossy Accents to make them fit for duty!
The fence was cut with a Doohickey die from the Vol 2 Doohickey kit.
The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy and cut out with a Spellbinder's die.
I used a gold pen to write the pull instruction on the pull tab behind the sentry box.
This is what the back of the card looks like when it is fully open.
I've recorded a little video showing how the card opens and closes.  It is actually very easy to slide open and closed but I filmed my little girl doing it and she struggled a little in the middle bless her.
 I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us in our 'Push, Pull, Flip' challenge at Magnolia-licious.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the teams amazing ideas for this challenge.
As always Diana is sponsoring the challenge with a special prize from the Magnolia-licious store for the lucky random winner.  Thanks for looking! x

Monday, 31 August 2015

Ribbon Girl Giveaway!

Good morning!  Just popping on to tell you about the gorgeous pink giveaway on the Ribbon Girl blog this week.  All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment on the Ribbon Girl's blog post.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Vintage Engagement Card

 Good morning!  I have a vintage style card to share with you today using a Stempelglede stamp and lots of flowers and lace.  I have used Stempelglede's French Script stamp from the Postcard from Paris set to create the letter background for my card.
 I used a Sizzix die to cut hearts from thick chipboard and then coated them in gorgeous Picket Fence crackle paint.  I sprinkled on some gold mica flakes while the paint was wet.  Once the paint had dried I inked the hearts with Walnut Stain Distress Ink to highlight the cracks in the paint.
 The lace, ruffle ribbon and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl except the blue roses.
 I have torn the edges of the letter and inked them and layered it with lace and cheesecloth and patterned papers.
 The butterflies are all from the Tim Holtz Butterfly Frenzy die.
 I inked the paper of the letter with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then splashed it with water to create the gorgeous droplet effect you can see here.
 The large white flower is from Magnolia and the button twine is also from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Friday, 28 August 2015

Minecraft Birthday Card

 Good morning!  I have another of my son's birthday cards to share today.  This is the card I made for my daughter to give him.  They love playing Minecraft together and when I asked her what she would like on her card for him she requested a Minecraft pig!  I have to say that this had me pretty stumped at first so I did some searching and came across this incredible card which was my inspiration for mine.  The background is lots of squares from different colours of wood effect paper.  Although it's a simple idea it certainly takes a long time to cut the squares and then stick them down!  My squares are 1cm square so it was quite fiddly.
 The pig was created in the same way .  The nose is raised on 3D foam pads and then the pig is mounted onto the card with a spring so that it wobbles about.  My children absolutely loved this feature!
 The 'Happy birthday' text is a Magnolia stamp and I wrote 'Brother' myself in the same style.  The square brads are from my stash.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Archery Birthday Card

Good morning!  Today I'd like to share the card I made for my son's birthday a few weeks ago.  His hobby is archery so an archery target was the obvious choice for his card.  The smaller circles have been cut with Spellbinder dies and the larger ones I have used a compass and then hand cut them.
Every circle is raised on 3D foam pads to add interest to the card.
The sentiment is from Tim Holtz stamped with Opaque white Stazon onto acetate.  The acetate is also raised on 3D pads.
The arrow was cut using the Doohickey die from the Volume 5 kit.  As you can see from the above photo the card has quite a lot of dimension despite the simple design.
 I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Ribbon Girl DT - Magnolia Only - Add Lace

 Good morning!  It is time for another Ribbon Girl Challenge using only Magnolia images and this time our theme is 'Add Lace'.
 I have used the super cute Flirt Tilda and painted her with Distress Inks.
 I have added lots of gorgeous goodies from The Ribbon Girl: the lace, printed ribbon, cheesecloth, rose buds and apple blossom.
 I have also added a branch of fuschias that I made a while ago following my friend Chelsea's amazing tutorial.  It's my last branch so I need to get making some more!
 I have added seam binding topped with a Kort & Godt flower which are both also from The Ribbon Girl.
 The butterflies were cut from the backing paper.
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 stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Monday, 17 August 2015

All About Magnolia DT - Summer

 Good morning!  It is time for another challenge over at the All About Magnolia Blog and this month our theme is 'Summer'.  I have made another caravan notebook set, this time for my son to use on our caravanning holiday.  I copied the same design as the one for my little girl.
 I have painted Edwin in Miami with Distress Inks.  The caravan wheel is topped with a star from my stash.
 The caravan curtains were made with ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and the door handle is a brad and tab from my stash.
 The jockey wheel is a button and memo pin from The Ribbon Girl.
 The gorgeous nautical ribbon is also from The Ribbon Girl and the twine is from my stash.
 I have used the flag Doohickey to create the pennants across the caravan.
 Inside the notebook there is plenty of paper for drawing and writing.
I also covered a pencil and pen in matching paper for him to use.  These are decorated with half pearls from my stash.
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 gorgeous summer creations.  Thanks for looking! x