Monday, 30 May 2016

Ribbon Girl Giveaway

Good morning!  Just wanted to give you a heads up about the gorgeous giveaway in lieu of a challenge this week over on the Ribbon Girl challenge blog.  Take a look at the gorgeous prize!

Purple Rain Giveaway ....

                      Pop over to the Ribbon Girl blog to find out more.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Magnolia-licious DT - Flowers/Photo Inspiration

 Good morning!  It is time for another challenge at Magnolia-licious and this time we have a gorgeous inspirational photo for you to use.
 I have coloured Watering Tilda with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.
 I have used the gorgeous Strawberry Doohickey die to make a couple of strawberries.  These turn out so cute and I have a great idea for a gift with them which I'll show you another time.
 I have also used the Dragonflies and Heart Swirl Doohickey Dies.
 The ribbon and all of the flowers except the blue roses are from The Ribbon Girl.
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 gorgeous creations.

  As always, Diana is sponsoring the challenge with a fabulous prize from the Magnolia-licious store.

Thanks for looking! x

Monday, 16 May 2016

All About Magnolia DT - All About Crafting

Good morning!  Today I have my card for the All About Magnolia Challenge to share.  This month our theme is 'All about crafting'.  The most enjoyable thing about making a card for me is the painting of the image, so I spent a long time painting this one using the no lines technique.  I've given her my red hair too!
 This cutie is Dandelion Tilda.  I love how her hair is bobbed and blowing in the wind!
 I also love creating paper flowers when I'm crafting.  I used a Martha Stewart hydrangea punch to create these, along with some stamens from The Ribbon Girl.  The leaves were created with Magnolia Rose Leaf Doohickey.
 The bird cage is another Doohickey die.  I have framed a bird on the paper with it.  The papers are from the Crafts & You Vintage Time pad from The Ribbon Girl.
 I have also used cheesecloth, lace and roses from The Ribbon Girl.
 The butterflies were cut with a Spellbinders die.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at All About Magnolia this month.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  I'm excited to tell you that my super talented friend Debbie is joining us this month too!  Thanks for looking! x

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Ribbon Girl DT - Sarah Kay Card

 Good morning!  I have a card to share today using some more of the gorgeous papers from the Crafts & You Vintage Time pad available at the Ribbon Girl.  My daughter needed a card for her friend who loves pink and these papers are perfect for the job!  So girly!
 I have painted another Sarah Kay image with Distress Inks.  I love this little girl's mop cap and pinny.
 I have used the wedding cake Doohickey to create a birthday cake and added a diamante 8 and some pearl string from The Ribbon Girl.
 The flowers and cheesecloth are also from The Ribbon Girl and I have also added some paper flowers cut with a Sizzix die.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.
 I've used the Doohickey pennants die along the top of the card along with some tiny roses.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Magnolia-licious DT - Spring Blog Hop!


Good morning and welcome to the Magnolia-licious Spring Blog Hop!  If you've arrived here from the super talented 
blog than you're on the right track.  If not, and you'd like to start the blog from the beginning, pop over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to start the hop.  I have made a tissue box holder and door hanger for my daughter's bedroom.
Here's a closer look at the tissue box cover.  My little girl has been asking for one of these for a while because she likes the one I made for myself years ago, which I still use.
I've used the super cute Tilda with Spring Flowers on the tissue box, painted with Distress Inks as always. 
 I have added lots of butterflies.  Some die cut with Spellbinder dies and others punched with  Martha Stewart punch.  
The gorgeous papers I've used are from a new paper pad available at The Ribbon Girl, Craft & You's Vintage Time. 
 I have left the other sides plain so that the box doesn't take up too much room on her bedside table.
 The little door hanger was cut with a Doohickey die from the Vintage Box No. 1.  Again I have used the gorgeous papers from The Ribbon Girl.  The lettering was cut with a Tim Holtz die and I have decorated it with butterflies as for the tissue box.
 The sign is reversible and says 'Keep Out' on the other side.  The roses and seam binding I've used are also from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like my bedroom set and thanks for looking!  Now it is time to hop on over to the super talented 


to see what she has created for the hop.

Have a look below to find out how you could win a prize through our hop today.

1. Like us on our Magnolia-licious Facebook Fan Page 
2. Leave a comment on each DT’s post during the hop. 
3. At the end of your Hop return to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and leave a comment there as well for a chance to win a prize. 

There are two ways to win.  All comments received are counted and a random winner is chosen.  Participants enter a project following the Hop theme and a random winner is chosen.

 Enjoy the rest of the hop! x

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Another Minion!

 If you visit regularly you may recall I made a Minion card before Christmas.  This one is very similar, just modified to hold a giant three for my nephew's birthday.  He is crazy about minions lol!
 This time, instead of using silver embossing, I simply cut the goggle frame from silver card.  I have drawn the eye and coloured it with Copic markers and a white gel pen.  The goggle has acetate for glass.
 The number three was hand cut.  I have added a shine to the Minion's boots with a white gel pen and some flat back pearls for buttons on his dungarees.
 His hair is thin strips of black card instead of the button twine I used last time.
I hope you like him and thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Magnolia-licious DT - Mini Wednesday

 Good morning!  Don't you just love Bank Holiday weekends?  Back to work yesterday and already it is the middle of the week - wish every weekend could be three days!  It is my turn to share a creation on the Magnolia-licious blog for our Wednesday post, and this week we're using Mini Magnolia World stamps.  I just love these cuties!  Perfect for lots of little projects.  I have made a corner book mark for my daughter.  I made her one of these years ago, which she still has, but she still finds it difficult to find the page with it in!  For this reason I have adapted the original design by adding a circle tab at the top which will protrude from the book.
 This Mini Magnolia World Editor Tilda is perfect for a book mark.  I've painted her with Distress Inks and added Glossy Accents to her glasses and dots to her cheeks with a white gel pen.
 The butterflies were cut from a Pion Design paper and I have inked the edges of them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 The lettering is by Webster's Pages.
 The gorgeous lace is from The Ribbon Girl...
 ...and so is the beautiful pale pink rose on the tab. 
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to get stamping with the Mini Magnolia World stamps.  Diana has a fantastic stock of these cuties in the Magnolia-licious store and some great bundle offers!  Pop over to the blog to see more gorgeous creations from my friends.  Thanks for looking! x