Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Magnolia-licious DT - Bingo!

 Good morning!  It is time for another Magnolia-licious challenge and this fortnight we have a Bingo card for you to play along with as well as our usual 'Anything Goes' option.  I  love using Bingo cards to help create my cards.  You can find the Bingo card for this challenge over on the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog.  I have chosen the pearls/pink/charms line for my creation.
 I was asked to make a 30th birthday card and the brief was pink and girly.  I just love this Edwin for special occasion birthday cards: a waiter bringing pink champagne all night?!  Sounds wonderful lol!  I have painted him with Distress Inks and added Glossy Accents to the glasses and Stickles around his feet and to the champagne bubbles.
 I have used the stunning Doohickey Butterfly die along with lace, ruffle trim and flowers from The Ribbon Girl.
 The cute coat hanger charm, lace and seam binding are all from The Ribbon Girl.  I have used a Stempelglede post mark stamp around the edges of the image mat and the Shooting Stars Border Stamp from Magnolia too. 
 The balloons were cut with Doohickey dies from one of last year's kits and the diamante numbers 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 for some more inspiration from my super talented team mates.  


As always Diana is sponsoring the challenge with a fabulous prize too!

Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 7 February 2016

The Ribbon Girl DT - Anything Goes

 Good morning!  It is time for our anything goes card challenge over at The Ribbon Girls blog.  I have made a Valentine's card using one of the gorgeous new images from Magnolia.
This one is Cupid Angel Tilda and I've painted her with Distress Inks.  I've also added Stardust Stickles from The Ribbon Girl to her wings and the hearts.
 The sentiment is also from the A Touch of Love collection and comes with a cloud, two flowers and a leaf stamp too!
 I have used an old Magnolia corner stamp around the edges of the image mat and also a post mark stamp from Stempelglede.
 I have used several Magnolia Doohickey tag dies on this card.  I have used the 'waste' hearts from the heart tag to make the little heart pendants down the side of the card.
 All of the flowers are from The Ribbon Girl and I have used a Martha Stewart punch to create the heart edging.
 The gorgeous bark heart and bird cage charm are also from The Ribbon Girl...
 ...and so is the lace and button twine that I've used on the tags!


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 gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking and enjoy your Sunday! x

Ribbon Girl DT - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Magnolia-licious DT - Love/Hearts

 Good morning!  It is time for another Magnolia-licious Challenge and this month our theme is Love/hearts or anything goes.
 I have used one of the super cute stamps from the new collection, A Touch of Love.  She is Cloudy Love Tilda and I have painted her with Distress Inks.  I've added stickles to her wings and the cloud and added dots to her cheeks and eyes with a white gel pen.
 The stunning diamante heart is from The Ribbon Girl and the blue roses are from my stash.
 The rest of the flowers are from the Ribbon Girl too.
 I have also used one of the new sentiments from the A Touch of Love collection.  This one is from the You are my Angel set.  Here I have displayed it either side of the image as it is quite large.
 I have used some gold glitter ribbon over the top of the sentiments, this is also from The Ribbon Girl, along with the gorgeous pink lace and ruffle trim.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious this month.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.


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

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Magnolia-licious DT - Mini Wednesday Post

 Good morning!  It is my turn to post on the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog for our Wednesday post today.  I'm so pleased that this year we are going to be showcasing Mini Magnolia World stamps again.  They are just so cute and open the door to all sorts of different creations that the regular size stamps are too big for.  We are also now running a Wednesday challenge in addition to our usual challenge.
 Today I've used Mini Tilda Reaching for the Stars and painted her with Distress Inks.  I've also used a white gel pen for the dots on her eyes and cheeks and some Stickles on her crown and the stars.  She is just so adorable don't you think?  I followed this tutorial to make my folding star card.  This is super quick to do yet so effective.  I know I'm going to be making more of these.  This is one such card that mini Magnolias are perfect for: a regular sized one would have hidden most of the star shape.
 All of the embellishments on my card are from The Ribbon Girl.  I love this silver flake web ribbon, it adds such a delicate, ethereal effect.
 The ticket is a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket.  I have inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
As you open up the card you reveal that it is just one triangle of paper!  How clever is that?  It works best with double sided paper I think.  For my card I have glued together two different patterned papers that were very thin as I didn't have a large enough piece of double sided paper to use.  As long as the papers are very thin gluing them together works perfectly!
The sentiment I have used comes with Pin Not Tilda from the World Wide Web Collection - this sentiment is full size not mini.  I have cut the stars with a Sizzix die using some gorgeous glitter card I have recycled from last year's Christmas crackers!
 I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious Challenge this Wednesday.


Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations and to find out how you could win a prize by entering our new Wednesday Challenges.  Thanks for looking! x

Monday, 18 January 2016

All About Magnolia DT - All About New

 Good morning!  It is time for me to share my creation for this month's All About Magnolia Challenge.  This month our theme is 'All About New', this could be a card for a new baby, new home, new job or even using new stash!  I've opted for the latter, using a couple of new stamps.  I have altered a plain brown paper bag to create a gift bag to give home made cookies in.
 My first new stamp is the gorgeous Christmas Merchant's Desk from Magnolia's 2015 Christmas collection.  I have painted it with Distress Inks and also added a tiny diamante gem to the handle on the cash register.
 All of the gorgeous embellishments are from The Ribbon Girl.  I have added some white paint to the pine cone.
 The second new stamp is this cute 'baked with love' sentiment stamp that I got from a garden centre shop so I'm afraid I cannot tell you who makes it.
 I have also used a Stempelglede post mark stamp on the edges of the image from the Follow Your Heart collection.
 I have added tags using a Magnolia die behind the image mat.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this month at All About Magnolia.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Friday, 15 January 2016

Stempelglede DT - Thank You Cards


 Good morning!  Today I would like to share some quick and simple Thank You cards I made to say thank you for Christmas gifts.  I apologise for the lack of photos and the quality of them, I had to make them the night before I needed to give them out and the morning light wasn't great for taking photos.  I used the gorgeous photo stamp from the Vintage Christmas Collection, Vintage Angel Sisters.  I adore these stamps, they are so beautiful and detailed.  The stamp has a Christmas sentiment on the left hand side but this was easy to cover up with the seam binding, bow and flower, making this stamp versatile for non Christmas occasions!  The seam binding and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl and I used a Martha Stewart punch along the bottom of the paper.


I hope you like them and thanks for looking! x