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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Favourite card of 2014 - D.O.C DT

Hi everyone!
Hope you've all had the best Christmas and are looking forward to a brilliant new year. It's gone so fast, I can't quite believe we only have one day left of 2014.....
With this in mind,
 last challenge of the year is to look back at all we've made and pick out our
 Favourite card of 2014!

My favourite creation this year was something I made for Magnolia Ink magazine competition back in April, I'd never had time to enter before, it was the first (and last) I entered, as they decided not to print any more magazines after that!

Technically it's a box, but I did make three cards to go inside it so I guess it still counts as my favourite card!

It's a bitter/sweet final challenge of 2014,
 I just wanted to thank Sara and Franz for inviting me to join Deep Ocean earlier this year and to say how much I'll miss them, it's been a pleasure to work with them on this DT, they are both soooooo talented! Miss you already girls! :(
But, I'm also thrilled that my teamie Karina is taking over to keep Deep Ocean going, it's such a popular blog and to lose it would be a tragedy, so thanks Karina - look forward to continue working for you as Boss lol! xxx

Hope you all like my choice of favourite card(s) of 2014,
wishing you loads of inspiration for 2015!

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Anything Goes - Simply Magnolia DT

Merry Christmas everyone, it's just around the corner! 
In between all the mayhem that is my Christmas preparations I have just got time to show you my inspiration for 
 Anything Goes 
Christmas challenge
which is a month long this time to give me and the DT girls a bit of festive time off with our families.

I made this Christmas card for my lovely birthday circle friend and fellow Deep Ocean teamie, Karina, and now that I know she has received it I can safely blog it!

Stamps - Magnolia: Tilda on the roof, Welcome to a sweet Christmas, Jingle Jangle Tilda, Snowy roof (all coloured with DI's)
Magnolia DooHickeys: tree, snowflake, tag
Go Kreate card base
Snowtex and stickles
lace and ribbon from stash

We are very lucky to have three sponsors for this challenge....

Challenges I would like to enter:
Totally Tilda - Anything Goes
MDUC - Anything Goes
Magnolialicious - Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias - Anything Goes
Tildas Town - Happy Holidays

Thanks for popping by today!
 Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Monday, 8 December 2014

Simply Magnolia DT - Vintage midway reminder

Hi everyone,
Well, you know what they say? Better late than never!
I finally managed to blog my card (yay!) for 
current challenge

My Vintage Christmas card has lace and tulle either side of the sepia coloured Magnolia snowy cottage image, with added shabby white Frantage and stickles on the falling snow. I machine stitched a Magnolia DooHickey Tilda lace border around the image. The brads from my stash looked kind of vintage to go in the centre of layered Magnolia DooHickey poinsettias. The leaves for the poinsettias are made from the same die. Background paper and poinsettia paper are both Magnolia. The card base is a Go Kreate die and I also managed to tuck a Magnolia DooHickey tree in behind the tulle too!

Our fab sponsor is of course Sandy from LLC this time
with another wonderful voucher for the lucky winner!

Challenges I would love to enter:
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
LHOSM - Christmas
Magnolia Mania - Anything Goes
MDUC - Tic tac toe (DooHickeys, glitter/stickles/snowflakes on image)
Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes
Tildas Town - Celebrate Christmas

Thanks for popping over to visit my blog today, it means so much!
Have a lovely week

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Blue and Brown - Deep Ocean DT

Hi everyone! 
Oh dear, I'm a very bad blogger at the moment, I completely missed last week's Simply Magnolia midway card! I'm back working as a Preschool keyworker three days a week and I bring a lot of work home with me so any spare time is taken up with keeping that up to date and leaves very little time left to craft :(
I managed to make the card I have for
 current challenge of
 Blue and Brown
 a while back before I went back to work. It was for my friend's grandson who was 1 year old at the beginning of October and he asked me to make a special card.....

The inside has a criss cross design, with a framed insert for a photo.

LOTV Baby boy stamp coloured with distress inks
scallop edged blank card
Go Kreate shaped card die
Spellbinders Lacey Circle and Fleur de Lis square
Magnolia DooHickey star tag
TH chit chat sticker
buttons from stash

Our lovely sponsor for this challenge is

Thanks for popping over to my blog, have a great week, and fingers crossed I make it back here on Sunday!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Shabby Chic - Deep Ocean DT

Evening everyone!
I've got my new card for Deep Ocean DT to share with you tonight.
The theme this fortnight is....
'Shabby Chic'

The flower is cut from printed voiles - three layers held together with a brad.

Go Kreate shaped card die
Magnolia paper
Magnolia Tilda with bunny balloon (coloured with DI's)
Magnolia Doo Hickey - Tilda lace
Magnolia and SU postmark stamps
SU birthday sentiment
pearls, lace and string from stash

Our lovely sponsor this time is my favourite.....

and our winner will win this...

ooooh I'm so jealous lol!

Challenge I would like to enter:
Tildas Town - Fussy and Fancy

Thanks for visiting my blog today
Have a wonderful week and I'll be back on Sunday with another midway creation for Simply Magnolia

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Simply Magnolia DT - Bling!

Happy Remembrance Day everyone!
I've got my Midway Reminder for you today for
current theme 

I made this card for one of the lovely ladies in the FB Birthday circle group that I am part of, Irmelin Bakke, her birthday was five days after mine on the 24th October and I knew that if I made it for this challenge she wouldn't see it on my blog until after she had received it!

Magnolia Scorpio Tilda (coloured with DI's), Magnolia post mark stamp at edges
Magnolia papers
Magnolia DooHickeys - swirl, doily flower, Tilda's ticket, stitched scalloped lace edge
SU birthday sentiment
Spellbinders nestie Fleur de Lis square for written message inside
Other: plenty of shabby white Frantage, gems and machine stitched edge of image

Our fantastic sponsor is Rubber Buggy
with this great prize

Challenge I would like to enter:
Tildas Town - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Have a wonderful week

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Handmade Flowers for Deep Ocean DT

Hi everyone,
Sorry, I'm a day late with my creation for 
which this time is all about
Handmade Flowers!

I'm late because hubby's off this week and thrown me totally out of my routine!
This card is for my friend's mum and dad who are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary next week. He's commissioned me to make quite a few cards for him, so you'll get to see them over the coming weeks :)
Saying that, it's also taking me out of my comfort zone as I'm doing cards I've not had to do before, and this one is a prime example - no image! This might be a first for me as I always do cards with an image as the focus, but I'm pleased with the final result even though it's something I wouldn't normally do :)

The shape of the card is a Go Kreate card die - frilly square #8
The wording is computer generated and cut out using Spellbinders Labels sixteen, as is the gold mirri card underneath.  Faux stitching inside and out. I covered the chipboard 50 in gold Frantage.
Cheesecloth, paper and ribbon are from my stash.

The handmade flowers were made by cutting Magnolia doohickey peony and doily flowers out of watercolour paper, coloured with TH scattered straw and wild honey DI's, a couple of pearl stamens in the middle and with star dust stickles to finish. The Spellbinder leaves are cut from gold mirri card.

A picture of the inside....  a criss cross design to hold a photo to mark the occasion.

We are sponsored this fortnight by the wonderful Ribbon Girl with this fab prize:

Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Can't wait to see your amazing creations! 
Have fun :)

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Simply Magnolia DT - Black,white and one other colour

Hi everyone,
I have my DT inspiration for you today for
midway reminder of our current challenge which is
'Black, white and one other colour'
This colour combo can be applied to most projects and especially Halloween and Christmas creations.
So, as I've been in the zone lately with Christmas cards I thought I'd do another! (I'm sure I'm going to get fed up with them soon lol!)


Go Kreate shaped card die
Spellbinder Lacey Circle
black and white card
Magnolia paper
Magnolia Noel Tilda (coloured in DI's)
Magnolia DooHickey's - poinsettia, snowflake
WOC flowers

Our wonderful sponsor this time is Diana at Magnolia-licious! and this is the great prize:

Challenges I would like to enter:

Midweek Magnolias - Special Celebration
Tildas Town - Merry and bright Christmas

Thanks for visiting my blog today! 
Have a fantastic week

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