Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #163-"Favourite Colours"

Good Wednesday morning dear blogging friends!

Today begins a brand new challenge at Midweek Magnolias...and our theme for the next two weeks is "Favourite Colours"!!  Now that is SUPER EASY my friends...as always our sponsor is Magnolia Sweden!

Well I have to tell you I'm in a FUNK...don't seem to be able to get myself together here...YIKES!!  My MOJO seems to have disappeared...so with that being said I decided to go with not only my favourite colours...but my fav papers, stamp, die cut, flowers etc.  And to shake myself up I went with distress inks instead of copics...I'm not the best with these but need to get something going here!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using Go Kreate #380005...
DP is Maja Design...one of my favs from the Sofiero Collection...
this is one of my favourite Tildas that I haven't used I quite a while...
"Sneaky Tilda" from the Animal of the Year 2014 collection...
coloured with distress inks...
dusted with Shabby Blue Frantage...
framed with a fav of mine...cheesecloth and then trimmed with white Ruffle Ribbon...
bow is a multi layered affair...
on the bottom is thin pink satin ribbon...topped with blue Shabby Seam Binding...then topped with pink chiffon ribbon and finished off with the blue rhinestone heart...
closer view...
butterfly border is Memory Box "Fairyland Butterflies" #99078...
larger butterfly is Memory Box "Darla Butterfly" #98264 and "Vivienne Butterfly #98265....
the yummy blue flowers are from Noor Design...
pink magnolia is Wild Orchid Crafts...
flowers are finished off with these lovely wheat shafts...also from Noor Design...
the Sofiero Collection come with these lovely saying of the bottom...I cut this off and added part of it then layered it with a white chiffon ribbon stamped with "find joy every day" which is Hero Arts...

And done!!  Time for you to hop on over to Midweek Magnolias and check out the gorgeous creations that my talented teamies have created for your inspiration!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #22 "All About Easter or Spring"
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #8 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-April 1st Challenge #13 "Anything Goes"
Craft Heaven-Challenge #19 "Scent of Flower"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #41 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-April Challenge #9 "Anything Goes"
Noor Design-April Challenge "Flowers"
Stamping Sensations-April Challenge "Anything Goes"
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-April 15th Challenge #21 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!




Friday, April 14, 2017

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #185-"Fancy Folds or Shaped Cards"

Good Friday morning dear blogging friends!

And Happy Easter as well!!

Today at Fussy and Fancy we begin a brand new challenge...and I am the hostess!!  I have chosen "Fancy Folds or Shaped Cards" as my theme for the next two weeks!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I started with a favourite Go Kreate die #360020 for my base...
I cut two 3"X12" strips using a Maja Design paper then used a border punch to create a fancy edge...then folded at 1/12 inch increments to create a fancy circle...
of course I had to add some cheesecloth and natural fibre...
I have made this an easel card...
closer view...
decorated with gorgeous white flowers and fab lace (sadly I covered much of this up) from Noor Design...
the bottom...
sentiments are both from Rubbernecker Stamps...
just had to add this sweet little cherub...
love these flowers...
I added some stamens for a bit of colour...
side view of top...
and bottom...

So I have actually used both my options...it's a shaped card decorated with fancy folds!!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #162 "Anything Goes"

Good Wednesday morning dear crafty friends!

Well I think that we can safely say that Spring is making an appearance here!!  After getting a last dumping of snow last Thursday we've had sun and rising temperatures...YAY!!!

Okay onto to today's post...we begin a brand new challenge at Midweek Magnolias...SUPER EASY "Anything Goes"!!  Of course we have our wonderful sponsor Magnolia Sweden with us as always!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click not he first image for a closer view/slideshow...
card base was made using Go Kreate #360020...
DP is Maja Design "Vintage Spring Basics"...
butterflies are from the Vintage Box #1 kit...
I cut my Foamiran flower with the same die...heat with my heat gun then added yellow white and pink stamens to the centre...
then I added rose and skeleton leaves... 
top view...
and this little darling is from the Spring Fever 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics...
I didn't put a sentiment on the tag so that I can personalize it when this card goes to it's new home...

And there you have my "Anything Goes" card!!  Now it's time for you to hop on over to Midweek Magnolias and check out the gorgeous work my team mates have to show you!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #22 "All About Spring/Easter"
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #7 "Anything Goes + Metal"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #22 "Spring"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-1st April Challenge #13 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #40 "Anything Goes"
Noor Designs-April Challenge "Flowers"
Stamping Sensations-April Challenge "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #196 "Anything Goes with Option Twist Anything Spring


Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits an comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Marvelous Magnolia April Challenge - "Flowers"

Happy April Fool's Day!!!

I remember when I was expecting my second son I was adamant  about not having an April Fool's baby...my oldest son's birthday was yesterday...WELL GUESS WHAT....I had an April Fool's baby...LOL!!!  

Okay well onto today's post...today we begin a brand new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia...our theme for April is "Flowers"...SUPER EASY RIGHT!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using one of my favourite Go Kreate dies...
DP is Maja Design from the "Vintage Spring Basics" 6x6 paper pad...
sweet Tilda is "Sitting Tilda" from the Spring Fever 2016 collection...masked onto the bench which is also Magnolia...
coloured with my copics...
I'm so loving playing with these big wired ribbon bows...using up ribbon from my stash...
decorated with Wild Orchid flowers...
more flowers...
butterfly is Cheery Lynn Designs...

Done!!  I haven't put a sentiment on/in this card...I can add that when it goes to it's new home!  Now I know that my talented team mates have some AWESOME projects SO hop on over to Marvelous Magnolia...then come on and join us!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #6 "Anything Goes"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #52 "Spring"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-1st April 2017 Challenge 13 "Anything Goes"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-15th March 2017 Challenge #20 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #40 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-April Challenge 9 "Anything Goes"
Noor Design-April Challenge "Flowers"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #161-"Inspirational Photo Board"

Happy Wednesday dear crafty friends!

Well I'm back to reality here...my husband and I just spent 2 1/2 weeks in Florida with a stop on the way down in Washington D.C.  Our trip was wonderful...BUT...it's always good to be home!!!!

Okay onto today's post...we begin a brand new challenge at Midweek Magnolias today!  We have an "Inspirational Photo Board"....which is loaded with fabulous Spring/Easter images...I can guarantee you'll find lots of inspiration!!  As always we are sponsored by the wonderful Magnolia Sweden!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my easel card base was made using Go Kreate #
DP is Maja Design "Vintage Spring Basics"...
 this little darling is and oldie...sorry I can't remember the name or collection...
coloured with my copics...
accented with Shabby Pink Frantage... 
matted on some natural fibres...
 I started the bow with cheesecloth, added some thin pink satin ribbon next came some folded paper scraps that I formed into a "bow' then topped this with the tag...
the tag is from the same DP...
 the butterfly is Memory Box...dusted with Shabby Pink Frantage...
 flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
found these tiny little eggs in my stash...
some I mounted on a cheesecloth knot and added throughout in place of pearls...

And that is another Easter card done!!  Now it's time for you to head on over to Midweek Magnolias and check out the gorgeous projects that my talented team mates have to show you!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #6 "Anything Goes"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #53 "Easter"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #39 "Anything Goes"
Craft Heaven-Challenge #18 "Keep Calm and Love Spring"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #126 "Anything Goes"
The Ribbon Girl-March"Use Any Image" Challenge
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-15th March 2017 Challenge #20 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-March 2017 Challenge #195 "Anything Goes w/Optional Twist:  The Rubber Room-No Digis

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Midway Reminder at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia-Challenge #144 "Anything Goes"

Happy Sunday dear blogging friends!

I sure hope that everyone has enjoyed their weekend...AND...did any of you celebrate Saint Patty's Day??!!

And some exciting news...
DT CALL

Before I tell you what this months challenge is, we are super excited to tell you that we are having a DT call. We are looking for 4 crafters to join us. The team are very friendly, helpful and lovely and are always there for each other.

The requirements are:
One card per month
Leave comments on our entries with the number you are assigned.
You must have an active blog and a Facebook account would be desirable.
Be reliable and on time with your creations.


 If you would like to join us just add DT after your name or you can email Gina at the following address: gina@badhouse.co.uk
put DT call in the subject and please include a link to your blog.  


Onto today's post...we're half way through our current challenge at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia...as you know our theme is the SUPER easy "Anything Goes"...AND we have a fabulous sponsor...Wild Orchid Crafts!!

As I attempt to clean out my craft room I find myself coming upon some of my first Maggie images...SO...ink them up I will!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
card base was cut using Go Kreate #360030...
DP is Maja Design from the Vintage Summer Basics...
 sorry I can't remember which collection the this irresistible little bunny is from...
coloured with my copics...
bow made using wired satin ribbon...
"warm hugs" is Stampingbella...
the gorgeous lace tucked under sweet Tilda is from Wild Orchid Crafts...
 flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts...

I've always loved this little darling...I think she is still one of my all time favs!!  

Now it's time for you to hop on over to LHOSM...my talented team mates have some stunning inspiration for you...then come on over and join us!!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #21 "All About Your Favourite Colours"
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #5 "Anything Goes + Ribbon"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #53 "Easter"
Craft Heaven-Challenge #18 "Keep Calm and Love Spring"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #39 "Anything Goes"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-15th March Challenge #20 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #195 March 2017 "Anything Goes w/Optional Twist-The Rubber Room-No Digis

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Friday, March 17, 2017

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #183-"Springtime"

Happy Friday dear bogging friends AND a Happy Saint Patty's day!!! 

Today at Fussy and Fancy we begin a brand new challenge...our wonderful and talented hostess for the next two weeks is Annie!  Annie's theme choice is "Springtime"...now how easy is that my friends...seeing as we are starting in to this wonderful season right now!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card is very simple...I cut an oval out of the front to show the inside sentiment which is a Rubbernecker stamp...
I added cheesecloth around the oval with a knot at bottom...
I sprinkled Shabby Pink Frantage throughout...
sentiment close up...
lace applique leaves are from Noor Design...
butterfly is a Tim Holtz die cut...
I used alcohol inks on the bottom one...top one is cut from fibre paper...
then finished with a pearl string...
bottom...
flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
large butterfly is also Tim Holtz...
bottom layer DP is Maja Design...

And there you have my "Springtime" card AND it has green on it!!  Now it's time for you to visit my talented team mates at Fussy and Fancy then come on over and join us!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!