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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Midway reminder for Simply Magnolia DT

Hi everyone,
I have some midway inspiration for altered address book. The challenge is

 'Anything but a card'

 and as usual I couldn't make up my mind what to make - the problem being too much choice! I'm dreadful at making decisions and so not only do I take quite a lot of time making something by faffing with the design and details but this time I also had the added dilemma of would it be a bookmark, tag, or box. In the end I decided to alter an address book, so it was none of the things I originally had in mind lol!

This is what it started out looking like....

and this is what it has become....

The address book had a beautiful flower on the front and as I didn't want to completely cover it up, I decided to do a scrapbooking type of alteration and tried to keep it to a minimum to compliment the flower in the background.

I used stickles and pearl pen to enhance the flower on the address book

Magnolia Aries Zodiac Tilda (coloured with DI's)  finished with pearl pen, machine stitched edges and Magnolia postmark stamp
Spellbinders labels twenty three
red paper - Basic Grey, green checked paper - Magnolia
Magnolia doohickey orchid, leaf and tag
lace, bead string, gems, doily and dragonfly charm from my stash

Our fab sponsor for this challenge is The Ribbon Girl with this awesome prize:

So if ever there was a reason to join in the fun, it has to be the chance to win that prize lol! My teamies would love you to visit them if you get the time as they always work so hard to make some really beautiful projects :)

Challenges I would love to enter:
Live and Love Crafts - Summer Garden
Bunny Zoe - Layers
Tildas Town -*Dies* or punches

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, your comments always make my day!

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Marvelous Magnolia DT - Punches

Hi everyone, 
I'm here this evening to share my latest creation for

 Marvelous Magnolia's Romance team,

and as this is the midway point, letting you know that you have about a week left to enter our current challenge which is 


so lets see how many you've got!
It's bound to be more than me lol! I tried to only use punches, but a sly doohickey tag snuck in there too!

Magnolia Delivery from Heaven (coloured in DI's) and finished with pearl pen and shabby pink frantage
Spellbinders  Oval
Punches: Martha Stewart PATP punches, SU photo corner, SU flowers, SU spiral
LOTV baby girl sentiment stamp
Magnolia pink butterfly paper, all other papers are miscellaneous
Ribbon, pearls from my stash

We have four amazing sponsors for this challenge:

Scrapbooking Boutique

The Rubber Buggy Online

Challenges I would love to enter:
MDUC - Pink, Pink, Pink
Magnolia Mania - Embossing
Lovely h'Anglar or sweet Magnolia - Bingo (dies/flowers/sparkle)
Bunny Zoe - Layers

Thanks for visiting me today, check out my teamies gorgeous work and hope you can join us with your punch creations!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Favourite colour combo @ Deep Ocean DT

Hi everyone,
This time at
 we would love to see your
 Favourite colour combo!

As I'm a Libran this was a real challenge for me, there are quite a few colour combo's that are my favourites lol! Anyway, at the moment, my fave is the classy black, white and turquoise.....

Go Kreate shaped card die
Magnolia paper - Once upon a time 'Turquoise Rose Ornament'
Magnolia 'Venice' background stamp, coloured with DI's
glossy accents
machine stitching
Magnolia DooHickeys - Heart swirl branch, sweet lovely lace, flowers

Our awesome sponsor for this challenge is The Ribbon Girl

Thanks for visiting my blog today, hope you like my creation and those of my very talented teamies too.
I'll be back on Thursday with more Marvelous Magnolia inspiration,

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Simply Magnolia DT midway reminder - Pin Up

Morning blogging buddies!
Here's my midway inspiration for

 fab challenge

 Pin Up!

So, lets see those decorative pins! I must say they are something that I haven't used a lot of lately and so it was a good challenge for me to dust them off and put them to good use!

I couldn't find a template for what I had in mind for this card so it my own invention. I made three sides sort of like you would a box and then added a roof separately. The papers used to cover the frame are Magnolia and the script paper for the sides and roof is Tim Holtz.
It doesn't look a lot but you wouldn't believe how fiddly it was lol!

DooHickeys used are Tildas lace, lovely fence and heart swirl branch. Flowers are WOC.

More Magnolia paper on the inside, with a little faux stitching.

Pins and pearl string are from my stash.

Magnolia's Tilda with Angel the horse is coloured with distress inks, and wow what a gorgeous stamp it is to colour - love it!

I hope you can join in the fun with us over at Simply Magnolia, the prize this time is of course from the wonderful Live and Love Crafts:

and who wouldn't want to win this?!!!!

Challenge I would love to enter:
Tildas Town -* Fussy and Fancy* or Clean and layered

Thanks for visiting me today, your comments really make my day and you're all so kind!
Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Marvelous Magnolia DT midway reminder - Flourishes

Hi everybody,
I'm back as promised with my creation for
you still have almost a week to enter our current challenge which is

I decided to go with less is more on this one as usually I put far too much on and end up hiding the flourishes lol!

I distress ink coloured two new Magnolia stamps: Tilda with Cock a Doodle Doo the Rooster and Summer Hill background, and machine stitched around the image using a couple of different stitches.

Magnolia DooHickey flourishes
Magnolia paper
Prima resin flourished corner
Magnolia and Kaisercraft postmark stamps

We are lucky to have two fabulous sponsors this fortnight:

and Tildas Town with this super duper prize

So with plenty of stash up for grabs, what are you waiting for? Let's see those flourishes!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it!!

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

Keep crafting, enjoy the rest of the week and I will be back on Sunday with some inspiration for Simply Magnolia xx

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Inspired by a song....Deep Ocean challenge DT

Evening blogging friends,
It's time for a new Deep Ocean challenge again!!
This time we challenge you to be

 Inspired by a Song,

 which certainly removed me from my comfort zone....I could think of loads of songs but none that I had stamps for! I had an LOTV image that I hadn't inked up before - Little Mermaid friends, and so I googled underwater songs and found this beautiful song by Mika (click here to see/listen to it) and is the inspiration for my finished card.


LOTV Little Mermaid friends, coloured in distress inks
Kaisercraft postmarks stamp
Magnolia DooHickey Tilda lace die
SU linen thread and paper
Spellbinders foliage die
machine stitching
pearls, cheesecloth, shells, charm from stash

The prize this fortnight is a guest DT spot on our fab challenge blog, so what are you waiting for, let the songs and our creations inspire you! I hope you have time to take a look at my teamies awesome work, they are all sooooooo beautiful!
Thanks for visiting me today and I'll be back Thursday with my latest Marvelous Magnolia card :)

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