Monday, 23 February 2015

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - One for the Boys

 Good evening!  Our new challenge has started over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and this fortnight our theme is One for the Boys.  I made this card a while ago and didn't realise when I made it that it would be posted so soon after my last card featuring this stamp lol!  Never mind, you can neve have too much of cute Edwin right?
 I love this new Edwin from the Lovely Duo Collection.  He can be used for so many different occasions.  I have painted him with Distress Ink pads and added details with a white gel pen.
 I have added Stickles and Glossy Accents ot the champagne flutes to give them a realistic look.  I've also added Glossy Accents to Edwin's bow tie, lapels and shoes.
 I think I love the sentiment for this Edwin even more than I love the Edwin lol!  The woven jute ribbon is from Live and Love Crafts.
 I have used Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die to create the clock hands and clock face (behind the image).  I have added touches of bronze embossing powder to them and Picket Fence Crackle Paint.
 The stars were cut with a Sizzix die and the numbers were cut with another Tim Holtz die.
 I have added touches of Picket Fence Crackle paint around the card.
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

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Ribbon Girl DT - Magnolia Only Challenge - Use Lace

 

 Good morning!  I hope you're having a lovely weekend.  If you have time for some crafting why not join us at The Ribbon Girl challenge where this week we want you to use lace.
 I have painted Edwin from the Lovely Duo collection with Distress Ink pads.
 I added stickles to the champagne and glossy accents to his bow tie so it looks like satin.
 The gorgeous flowers are all from The Ribbon Girl.
 The bronze frame and the cameo are also from The Ribbon Girl although I have altered the cameo with paint to make it look more aged.
 The fun sentiment comes with Edwin.
 The crystal stems are from Magnolia.
The gorgeous lace and the cheesecloth are also from The Ribbon Girl.
 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 and enjoy the rest of your weekend. x


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Stempelglede DT - Giveaway and Challenge!

 Good morning!  I have exciting news for you in today's post.  To celebrate that Stempelglede is now on Pinterest Gunhild is holding a fabulous giveaway and challenge on the Stempelglede blog!  The challenge is to create a project inspired by Gunhild's gorgeous mood board.  As soon as I saw the mood board I wanted to recreate the gorgeous weathered window frame and net curtain onto a canvas.  I began by painting the canvas with acrylic paint to create the dark background.  I then made a net curtain using cheesecloth and some lace from Live & Love Crafts.  Now for the glass.  I love the look of the frosted window pane in the mood board.
To recreate it I have used three different Stempelglede stamps and stamped with Gesso.  I used the Grunge Corner stamp from the Grunge Collection, the paint splatter background and the ornamental panel from the Background and Border collection.
To make the peeling, weathered window frame I used torn, wet paper and curled it around the window pane.  I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and added Picket Fence Crackle Paint.
 The colours on Gunhild's mood board are just stunning and coincidentally, a lot of them are my favourite colours to use around my home!  I made a floral spray using flowers, berries and die cut leaves inspired by the colours on the board.  The large coral pink flower and the hydrangeas are from Prima, the rolled roses are by Kort and Godt from The Ribbon Girl.  I saved the berries from last year's Christmas crackers.
 I have used the Enjoy Life stamp from the Follow Your Heart collection, stamped onto acetate so that it looks like it is stamped onto the window pane.  I have added a bark heart and a white poppy from Live and Love Crafts too.
 The swirls were cut with Memory Box Donnington Tendril die and I have threaded them through torn areas of the paper window frame.
 The butterflies are stamped with the butterfly from the Vintage Baby Collection onto coffee filter paper and tinted with Distress Ink.
 There are two more butterflies fluttering around a Prima sentiment bulb.
 The leaf sprays were cut with a Doohickey die.
 At the sides of the frame I added some loops of jute string for visual balance.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today and that you like my creation.  Good luck if you enter the challenge!  x

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Magnolia-licious DT - Hearts and Flowers

 Good morning!  It is time for another challenge over at Magnolia-licious and our theme is 'Hearts and Flowers'.
  I have coloured the super cute You are my Valentine Tilda with Distress Ink pads and added dots to her cheeks with a white gel pen.  The sentiment comes with the stamp, which is something I really love about this new collection!
 The large rose is from Magnolia and the rest of the flowers, the lace and the key are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The clouds were cut with a Doohickey die and the gorgeous rolled rose is by Kort & Godt from the Ribbon Girl.
 The gorgeous bird is also from The Ribbon Girl and comes as part of a set.
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 stunning creations.

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

Monday, 9 February 2015

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - Valentines with no red

  Good evening!  It is time for another challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and our theme is Valentine's cards with no red on them.  An easy challenge for me as because I'm not a huge fan of red to be honest!
 I painted our cutie pie Tilda from the Lovely Duo collection with Distress Ink pads and added some details with a white gel pen.
 The sentiment comes with Tilda.  I think it's so cute don't you?  It reminds me of when I was a girl and used to pull petals off daisies to this rhyme.  The stunning diamante heart is from The Ribbon Girl and so is the beautiful pink lace behind it.  The gorgeous pink flower is from Magnolia-licious and is part of the new Lovely Duo collection.
I have cut tags using the Oh La La Doohickey kit to pop behind the image.
 I've used another one of those gorgeous flowers from Magnolia on the other side of the image together with more flowers and seam binding from The Ribbon Girl.
 The dew drop wire is from my stash and the die cut behind Tilda is also from the Oh La La Doohickey collection.
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


Saturday, 7 February 2015

Stempelglede DT - Vintage Garden Birthday Card


Good morning!  I have a vintage card to share today using Stempelglede's gorgeous Vintage Garden and Vintage Baby stamp collections.
 I have painted the flowers from the Vintage Garden set with Distress Inks and added details with a white gel pen.
 The gorgeous butterflies are a stamp from the Vintage Baby set.  The flowers are from The Ribbon Girl except the mauve and cream roses.
 I have added cheesecloth between the layers of paper.  The frame around the image is a Sizzix Ornate Oval die.
 The gorgeous lace and the pink poppy flowers are from Live & Love Crafts.  
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Hiver à Paris! - Magnolia-licious DT

 Good morning!  It is time for a new challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge and our theme is 'Winter Fun with Doohickey Dies'.  A perfect opportunity for me to try out some of the dies from the Vol 3 Oh La La Doohickey kit.  I have made a triple step card to create my Hiver à Paris card.  For those who don't know French, Hiver à Paris means Winter in Paris.
 I have coloured Tilda with Distress Ink Pads and added some detailsl with a white gel pen.  As this Tilda is a Christmas stamp, she had a holly sprig on her hat which I've covered with a tiny crochet flower from my stash.
 To create my Paris scene I have used the Eiffel Tower, Cloud and Slender Firs Doohickeys.
 The cute street lamp is also a Doohickey die from the Oh La La kit.
 The gorgeous sprawling ivy and fence were also cut with Doohickey dies from the kit.  I have added lots of Gesso and Stickles to the card to complete the snowy scene.
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.
Don't forget, Diana sponsors our challenge with a fabulous prize from the Magnolia-licious store!  Thanks for looking. x