Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Magnolia-licious Challenge - Spring into April

 Good morning!  Our challenge over on the Magnolia-licious Challenge at the moment is 'Spring into April' and today it's my turn to share my creation.  I had a dig around in my small (ahem) collection of Magnolias to see which one shouted 'spring' at me the most.  The sweet little Tilda making friends with a bunny rabbit spoke to me the most.
 I have painted with Distress Inks and have done a lot of doodling - I was in a doodling mood!
 I doodled a straw pattern onto her hat and hearts and dotty swirls around the image...
 and spots on her top and grass and pebbles around their feet.
I've also doodled some faux stitches along the top corner.
 The butterflies are cut from Webster's Pages papers.  The blue flowers are from my stash and the cherry blossom is from The Ribbon Girl.
 The lace and roleld rose are also from The Ribbon Girl.  The leaves were actually created with the Rose Leaf Doohickey although I have curled and distressed them so you cannot really tell!
 The sentiment is from Magnolia too but I have stamped it in two halves to fit the ticket.
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.  Thanks for looking! x

Monday, 20 April 2015

All About Magnolia Challenge DT - Anything Goes!

Good morning!  I am excited to share my first card for the All About Magnolia Challenge this morning!  Our first theme is 'Anything Goes' - I hope you can join us!  I ordered a few of the oldest Magnolia stamps recently and just had to ink this one up first, I just love how her head is peeping out from the bath tub.
I have stamped the image with Antique Linen Distress Ink and painted with Distress Inks to create the no lines effect.  I have also added stickles to the bubbles and wings.
All of the flowers and the beautiful lace are from The Ribbon Girl.
I have added some pretty pale pink tutu trim behind the image which is also from The Ribbon Girl.
I have added a sprinkling of little butterflies punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
The rocking horse was cut with a Doohickey die from the Christmas themed Doohickey Kit.
The dew drops along the top and bottom of the card are from The Ribbon Girl too.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at All About Magnolia Challenge.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  You won't be disappointed!  Thanks for looking. x

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Magnolia-licious DT - 'W'ednesday Post

 Good morning!  It is my turn to share a 'W'ednesday post on the Magnolia-licious blog today.  I have used one of the cute Bebunni stamps that Diana now has in store called 'Bunches of Love'.  The stamp comes with 6 fabulous sentiments too so it is such great value!
 I have painted the image with Distress Inks and added detail to the wrapping paper spots with a white gel pen.
 The gorgeous daisy and pink button twine are from The Ribbon Girl.  The ribbon and tulip are from my stash.
I have used the 'Happy birthday' sentiment from the set.
 I doodled some faux stitching onto the edges of the image mat here and there with a fine pen.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Favourite Place

Good morning!  Today I am sharing the last of the many layouts I made during the Easter holidays.  I've used gorgeous papers from Maja Design's Nyhavn Collection once again.  I think I only have two or three papers left from the collection as I have enjoyed using them so much!
 I have added clusters of flowers from my stash to form a diagonal across the layout.  Behind I have stamped a chicken wire design with a Magnolia stamp.  The gorgeous glass bead featuring a butterfly was a gift from a friend.  The bark star is from The Ribbon Girl and the journal words are from Tim Holtz.
 I have used the same flowers at the top of the layout and added a cameo to one from The Ribbon Girl.
 The diamante heart and ribbon I recycled from a birthday card.
 I have added touches of cheesecloth peeping out from the blue paper frame and created the wire 'favourite' myself.
 More stamping and cheesecloth details.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Monday, 13 April 2015

My Mini Me

 Good morning!  Today's layout was one of those that came together so easily because the Blue Fern Studios paper matched the colours in my photograph so perfectly!  I fussy cut around the bird and rose on the paper so that I could slot my photograph underneath and not hide the gorgeous details of the paper.  The green paper peeping from behind the photograph is the reverse side of the paper.
 I added a little ticket from a Tim Holtz paper pad with blue tits on it which I've crumpled and distressed the edges of.  The leaves were cut from the paper beneath the photograph.  All of the flowers and the butterfly are from Prima.  I have had the flowers for years but the butterflies were from The Ribbon Girl.
 Here's a close up of the gorgeous ticket.  I love blue tits, they're one of my favourite birds.
 Another collection of Prima flowers on the other side of the photo and a metal trinket from my stash.
 A flower peeps out from behind the crumpled ticket.
 This in flight butterfly is also by Prima from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 12 April 2015


 Good morning!  I hope you're enjoying a restful Sunday.  I have another layout to share today.  I've had such a relaxing time creating so many layouts this Easter holiday.  Our mission this Easter holiday was to get my little girl off stabilisers so she could ride her birthday present: a gorgeous sugar pink bike that looks like a mini version of Mums :).  She managed it in just two outings!  A magnificent achievement as she has been so terrified of this.  Of course, I had to create a layout to memorise this monumental occasion.  The background paper is from Websters pages.
 I've teamed it with a Tim Holtz pink paper to match the bike.  I've added die cut spots of white card as the chain guard on her bike has white polka dots on it - so cute!
 The pink flower is from my stash and the yellow hydrangeas are Prima.  The daisy lace was recycled off one of my daughters dresses that she has grown out of.
 The rolled rose is from The Ribbon Girl and again the hydrangea is from Prima.
 The ruffle trim is from Webster's Pages and the gorgeous lace butterfly is from The Ribbon Girl too.
 The journal card is from Webster's Pages too and I have added a little journalling tag behind it cut with a Doohickey die.
 The beautiful white and pink flower is from The Ribbon Girl too and the 'Believe in yourself' sticker is also Webster's Pages.
 I mounted the Webster's Pages cameo onto a cute fabric tag from my stash.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Friday, 10 April 2015

As I Was Going to St Ives...

...I met a man with seven wives.  Lol, I love that riddle and had to say it over and over when we were in St Ives last year.  Wasn't very annoying, honest lol!  Remember how I said the Nyhavn papers from Maja Design were perfect for my holiday photos?  Well the paper with all the little houses on was one of the main selling points for me.  The little brightly coloured houses reminded me of St Ives so much!  The photo was taken there so I've tried to create a mini St Ives style backdrop of houses rising up the hill from the harbour.
 The sentiment is from Tim Holtz and the little bell was recycled from a chocolate reindeer at Christmas.
 The large flowers are from Prima and the sweet little blossoms and button twine are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The cheesecloth is also from The Ribbon Girl.
 A peak of the little houses.  I've mounted the foreground houses onto foam pads for extra dimension.
 The trim is from my stash and the gorgeous dewdrops that I've scattered across the layout are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The doily was cut with a Prima die from kraft cardstock.  I've added touches of gold leaf to it here and there.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x