Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Home is Where the ♥ is

Today's project was a longtime entry on my 'To Do' list.  My good friend Debbie sent me a Twiddlybits kit to make a little house a couple of years ago and although I instantly knew what I wanted to do with it I never seemed to find the time to get round to building the house to decorate!  The recycled floorboard hanging 'frame' has been in my porch for a long time with some artwork on that I created a few years ago and gradually bits and pieces had been knocked off so, at last, I was spurred on to create something else to go on the frame.
The house was really easy to put together and then covering it in pretty papers from my stash was so theraputic!  The papers are London Market by Pink Paislee and were another gift from my friend Louise.  I fussy cut some of the elements on the papers like the birdcage and the roses around the porch roof.  I then added lace fascia board to the roofs.
The house didn't come with a door so I made one from some of the paper and a brad for the door handle.  I painted some bits of the house that were too fiddly to decorate with paper using Pickett Fence Crackle Paint.
The blue butterfly was fussy cut from the paper too.
A view of the side of the house.
In the garden I added some flowers and lace from The Ribbon Girl.
The sky paper is from Webster's Pages and makes the perfect backdrop for the house.  The pink rose is from Magnolia.
I made the cherry blossom tree from a Prima flower stem.
The 'home' sticker is also Webster's Pages and the rest of the words are Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers.
I cut the heart with a Sizzix die.
Even inside the house is decorated with spotty pink paper :).
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Magnolia-licious DT - Anything Goes

Good morning!  We have an 'Anything Goes' challenge for you at Magnolia-licious.  A perfect opportunity for me to have a play with more of the cute Tildas from the new spring kit.  These stamps are available for pre-order at Magnolia-licious now too!  I have used some old K&Co papers distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 I masked together Tiptoe Tilda and Tilda With Lace Pants and coloured them with copics.  Tiptoe Tilda is saying "I'm taller than you!" lol!  I've used Frantage around the edges of the image mat.
 The lace, tutu trim, pearl trim and cheesecloth are all from The Ribbon Girl.  I've used the heart swirl die and a leaf die, both from Magnolia.
 The butterfly was cut from a cut out sheet and I've added stickles to the edges.
 The flowers are from The Ribbon Girl too and I made the frilly flower with some of the tutu trim and a sparkly button.
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 stunning creations.

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

Monday, 21 April 2014

Magnolia Down Under Challenge DT - Wedding/Anniversary

 Good evening!  It's time for another Magnolia Down Under Challenge and this week our theme is Wedding or Anniversary cards.  A perfect theme for me as I was recently commissioned to make a Golden Wedding Anniversary card for some friends.
 I used a Magnolia stamp from several years ago and coloured it with copics.  I've also added stickles to the diamond.  I replaced the flowers on the stamped image for paper roses from my stash.
 The stunning lace, tulle rose trim, Kort & Godt chrysanthemum and purple gypsophilia are all from The Ribbon Girl.
 The white cosmos daisies and the stunning crystal heart are also from The Ribbon Girl.
 I cut heart tags with a Magnolia Heart Tag Doohickey.  I've printed the text on the bottom tag and the numbers are Webster's Pages stickers.  The ivory seam binding is from The Ribbon Girl too.
 The butterflies were punched with Martha Stewart punches.
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 stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x


I had lots of extra time over the Easter holidays and found time to make a few things I rarely have time for!  I was able to make this layout using a photo from one of our day trips over the holiday within a few days of it being taken - a rare occurrence these days!  It was the first time we had taken the children to a theme park and we all had such a great time.  I had to scrap their first time on a log flume :).
The letters are a mixture of Tim Holtz Grungeboard letters and some I cut myself from spare Grungeboard as I didn't have all the letters I needed.  I've then embossed them with Shabby Blue Frantage.  They look so cool in real life!
I tore up bits of white cardstock to have the water splashes around the bottom of the log.  This layout certainly won't fit in an album lol!  I then added bits of  Webster's Pages silver netting to add some sparkle to the 'water'.
I added chipboard pieces and flowers from my stash and glass beads to represent water droplets.
Chipboard swirls add to the splash effect nestled in among the paper waves.
These glass beads add a great touch when you want to represent bubbles or water on a layout I think.
The small blue flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.
I cut a Prima swirl into three separate pieces so I could use it in different places around the layout.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Stempelglede DT Post - Canvas 'Toile du Jouy' Style Frame

Good morning!  It is the Easter holidays here which means extra free time, perfect for crafting!  I was inspired to make this Toile du Jouy style frame by one of my little girl's outfits - some cute dungarees in a Toile du Jouy print.  As I was looking at the pictures on the fabric they reminded me of the stamps in the Vintage Garden Collection so I wanted to see if I could recreate it.  The whole frame is made from a recycled cereal packet!  
I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink to stamp onto sticky back canvas which I have then cut into strips to cover the cereal box frame.
You can see in this photo the tail of the bird from the Vintage Garden stamp.  I used the flower stamp and the bird stamp from this collection and the butterfly from the Ornamental Butterfly Collection.  I added some pale grey lace around the centre of the frame.
I added an arrangement of flowers to one corner of the frame in colours to match the 'Toile du Jouy' canvas.
For the centre of the frame I stamped the Single Stamp 012, Magic, onto a vintage book page.  I've distressed the edges of the page with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and torn and curled it here and there.  I've added tiny flowers and cheesecloth in the tears for a romantic touch.
I stamped two butterflies from the Ornamental Butterfly Collection onto the sticky back canvas and cut them out without the swirls to adorn the frame.
I hope you like my faux 'Toile du Jouy' frame.  Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting!


Flowers: Prima, Ribbon Girl.
Products: Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas,
Ranger Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Magnolia-licious DT - "W"ednesday

 Good morning!  It is my turn to take part in our "W"ednesday post over at the Magnolia-licious blog.  
 I have used a Candibean stamp, Wendy's Birthday Cake and coloured it with copics.  I've also added white dots to her dress and cheeks with a gel pen and doodling around the outside with a fine black marker.
 The gorgeous ribbon and all of the flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.
 I have also doodled around the edge of the card and added faux stitching to the pink paper.  I went a bit doodle crazy on this card lol!
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Friday, 11 April 2014

Spring Magnolia Kit!

 Look what landed in my letter box yesterday!  The spring Magnolia kit, and as always they're ALL incredibly cute!  I couldn't wait to have a play with them.  
 I've used three of the images from the kit and coloured them with copics.  I've added some stickles to the over skirt on Sneaky Tilda's dress.  The other Tilda is called Flower Tilda with Bowknot and the kitten is called Napolean.  They're all available for preorder at Magnolia-licious if you didn't get the kit!
 The sentiment is from the kit too - I think this one will come in very useful!
I used some doohickey dies to make the flowers and added pink roses from my stash to the centres.  The gorgeous ribbon and white blossoms are from The Ribbon Girl. 
The gorgeous hessian print ribbon I've used along the bottom is also from The Ribbon Girl. 
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x