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Thursday, 27 February 2014

DT - Anything Goes @ Marvelous Magnolia

Hi everyone,
I'm here today with a midway reminder with
 Marvelous Magnolia's Romance Team 
Our current challenge is.... Anything Goes!
Wow, the sky's the limit with an open challenge like this, and I decided to revamp an old frame I've had kicking about doing nothing. I might try and sell some of these frames on my Facebook page when I get round to setting it up!
I painted the frame with white acrylic paint and once it had dried I then added some white crackle paint.
I stamped Magnolia's Swedish Cottage stamp to the backing board and added white crackle paint here and there. Next, I glued some cheesecloth on top of the stamped backing board before fixing a small canvas in the middle. Underneath the canvas I arranged buttons, shells and other seaside decor.

To the canvas I glued the image - Magnolia Swedish Cottages and Bikini Tilda, coloured with DI's. I didn't mask the two stamps together as I normally would as I didn't decide where to put Tilda until the last minute. I added glossy accents to the cottage windows and liquid pearls for Tilda's ankle bracelets.
Magnolia doohickeys used - scalloped, stitched lace, leaf and banner flags.

Lace from my stash and WOC flowers completes my altered frame.

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I would like to enter my creation into the following challenges:
MDUC  Facebook - Bingo (across the top - Buttons, Lace, Flowers)
Midweek Magnolias - Beautiful Buttons
Tildas Town - #93 Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Magnolia Only challenge Add Lace

Thank you for visiting me today, hope you like my creation, if you have time don't forget to visit the Marvelous Magnolia challenge blog for more inspiration from my awesome teamies!
Enjoy whats left of the week :)

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Debut DT card for Marvelous Magnolia

I'm very excited to be posting this card today, as it's my first as a DT member for 
Marvelous Magnolia
on the Romance team! 
 I can't thank Rina enough for picking me, it means such a lot. Towards the end of last year I lost a lot of my confidence and Mr Mojo went on an extended holiday, so much so I didn't think I would ever get back to crafting in the same way as I used to.
Anywho, enough of my rambling, I'm here today to remind you that you still have almost a week left to enter Marvelous Magnolia's current challenge #61 Seeing Red
 and to offer you some inspiration (if needed!) with my take on the theme. 
It was made with Valentines in mind but could also be a birthday card I suppose....

The spotted red paper was scraps so I don't know the name of it :( but the other paper is Magnolia's Red Romance. I thought I would go with these fab fabric petals instead of flowers,but still couldn't resist adding the poppy to the tag!

Magnolia doohickeys used were: scalloped tag and sweet lovely lace (again! I'm using them a lot at the mo)
Paper layers are machine stitched and I remembered to add some cheesecloth from my stash (it's been getting very neglected lately)

I had so much fun colouring in Tilda Rose Scent (I think she's my favourite, so far!) using DI's. I added glossy accents to the perfume bottle and sprinkled white frantage around to finish off. 

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Live & Love Crafts is a UK based online store that ships WORLDWIDE. The store is owned and operated by Sandra Mathis, a crafter who is as passionate about the vintage style as she is about customer service and providing a good shopping experience. Live & Love Crafts prides itself on having a website that is easy to navigate with excellent product images. Orders are dispatched fast; usually on the same day received.

Live & Love Crafts stocks a wide range of products from well-loved vintage brands such as Maja Design, Pion Design, Magnolia, Wild Orchid Crafts, Kort & Godt, Prima, Melissa Frances, Maya Road, and the Tim Holtz/Ranger product lines.

The store has a vast selection of laces, ribbons and trims, an assortment of over 200 charms and metal decorations, as well as many other unique embellishments that you can't find elsewhere. To help you save on costs, the charms/metal decos can be purchased singularly and all trims and ribbons are sold by the yard/meter. If you’re looking for products that will inspire and a one stop paper & embellishment shop, look no further than Live & Love Crafts!

For those of you who shop at Live and Love Crafts they need no introductions, I love shopping there as they always stock such beautiful things - things that I need lol!

Challenges I would love to join in with this card are:
Bunny Zoe - Hearts/love 
Deep Ocean - Love is all around
MDUC (Facebook) - Valentines
Midweek Magnolias - Valentine/Love
Tildas Town - Love, love, love

Hope you like my card, thanks so much for popping by and visiting my blog today, if you have time check out the awesome inspiration my teamies have made - each one is a masterpiece!
If you've made it all the way to the end of this post - well done!! It has been rather a long one today with so much info to cram in, I think we all deserve a cuppa now - see you soon xxx


Saturday, 8 February 2014

DooHickeys Only!

Hi everyone,
I'm back with a card I made at the beginning of the week, I really felt inspired by
MDUC's Doohickeys only challenge
 so thought I would have a go. I was surprised how many I managed to squeeze on and I'm sure I could have probably put a few more on too but I thought that might have been pushing it!

It has a very English country garden feel to it, and I'm so pleased with the final result. The doohickeys used were: cloud, heart love branch, tree, fence and grass edges, doily flower, leaves and tea bench. The cloud (with LOTV sentiment), branches, tree, grass and leaves were all cut from white cardstock and coloured using DI's and SU daubers so that some white still showed through. I cut two of each size doily flower from water colour paper, painted with worn lipstick and dusty concord DI's.
The machine stitched paper layers are the gorgeous Maja Vintage Spring 6th of April and I still can't believe I managed to cut into it!

The bench and fence were frantaged with aged silver and the fence also has a bit of pearlized mica fragments on it too.

A couple of other challenges I would love to enter with this card:
Bunny Zoe - Stitching
Magnolialicious - Anything Goes
I do hope you like my card, thanks for popping by today!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Strawberry fields forever....

I'm back again like the proverbial bad penny lol! You just can't get rid of me this week, it's the second post in as many days and I'm on a roll hehehe! I have a summery card to show and tell tonight. As I'd gone to town on the colouring I wanted to keep the details simple to feature the image.
All stamps are Magnolia, Strawberry Tilda and background barbed wire fence were coloured using DI's as usual and I added pearl and gel pen details here and there too. Strawberry paper is Magnolia also and the two layers were machine stitched.

Magnolia doohickeys used were: swirl, dragonfly, antique lace and doily flower - edged with walnut stain DI.

I made this card with the following challenges in mind:
Simply Magnolia - Fruity Challenge plus DT call
Magnolialicious - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting me today, dare I say I will be back soon with another creation - watch this space for the next installment lol!

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Love is all around.....

As you can tell, I'm feeling the love....the love of cards that is lol! Here's another Valentine inspired card I've made, it's the first time I inked this Tilda and I had such fun colouring her - I don't know if it's classed as 'no lines' colouring but it's as 'no lines' as I can get :)

It's a Go Kreate shaped card, the gorgeous papers are from  Bo Bunny paper pad aptly named 'Love Letters' the layers of which are machine stitched. Flowers are WOC. DooHickeys used were - cloud, sweet lovely lace, scalloped tag and angel wing.

Tilda with heart arrows was coloured using DI's and added a sprinkling of shabby pink frantage.

Challenges I made my card for are:
Tildas Town - Be Mine
Live and Love Crafts - Love 'n' Lace
The Ribbon Girl - Hearts
I hope you like my Valentine creation, thank you for popping by - I always appreciate your lovely comments!
See you back here as soon as I've got a minute with more creations!

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