Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Craft Heaven DT - Tilda with Dotted Boots

 Good morning!  Today I have a birthday card to share using the super cute Tilda with Dotted Boots from the It's Springtime Collection and papers from the new Maja Design Collection - Celebration.
 I have painted Tilda with Distress Inks using the no lines technique as always.  I added some Glossy Accents to her boots and Stickles to the ribbon in her hair.
 I added some flowers and twine from my stash along with some chipboard leaves from Scrapiniec.
 The gorgeous lace is from Craft Heaven and the sentiment was cut from one of the Maja papers.
 I used the Tilda's Ticket Doohickey die for the tags and some Magnolia postmark stamps around the edges of the image.
 I used the Doily Doohickey to cut the pink doily behind the image.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Monday, 19 February 2018

All About Magnolia DT - Under the Sea

Good morning!  Today I'd like to share my card for the All About Magnolia Challenge.  Our theme this month is 'Lace and Pearls'.
I have painted the gorgeous 'A Fish Kisses to Tilda' with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I have added white dots with a gel pen and highlighted different areas of the image with a Wink of Stella pen, Stickles and Glossy Accents.
I have used lots of Doohickey dies on this card!  The jelly fish were cut from Maja Design's Celebration papers.
The cute seahorse is also a Doohickey and cut from another paper in the collection.  I have added bubbles with Glossy Accents.
The orchids were cut with the Orchid Doohickey from coffee filter paper.  I have added pink stamens and details with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.
All of the sea plants were cut with Doohickey dies from various papers from Maja's Celebration collection.  I have added just a single pearl on the sea bed to fit the challenge and some Scrapiniec chipboard pieces to represent shells.
The anchor is another Doohickey die.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  Pop over to the All About Magnolia blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations. x



Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Craft Heaven DT - Happy Valentine's Day

Good morning and happy Valentine's Day.  To celebrate I made this Valentine's card with the gorgeous Love Typewriter Doohickey as the main feature and papers from Maja Design's new collection - Celebration.  I used the Magnolia Doily Doohickey to create the shape of the card.
I cut the typewriter from black cardstock and added details with a gold pen.  The letter and hearts were cut from white cardstock and I inked the hearts with Festive Berries Distress Ink.
I have propped the typewriter and letter on 3D pads for extra dimension.
On the base of the easel card I have stamped the Roses are Red Text from the You Are Invited Collection.
I added some pale pink roses and a black Prima flower along with some crystal stems from Magnolia.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x



Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Craft Heaven DT - Tilda Throws Away Hearts

Good morning!  I have another card to share on the Craft Heaven blog today.  Continuing our love theme that we have for our challenge this month, I made a card with Tilda Throws Away Hearts from the 'You are Invited' collection.  I have also used lots of scrumptious papers from the new Maja Design collection - Celebration.
 As soon as I saw this Tilda I knew I wanted to paint her black and white and the hearts red.  I love this effect on photographs.  I have used just two colours of Distress Inks to paint her - Black Soot and Aged Mahogany.
 I have used several Doohickey dies that feature hearts to continue the heart theme throughout the card.  I have also popped a little Scrapiniec chipboard heart on there.
 I couldn't resist adding the amazing Eiffel Tower Doohickey, also cut from the Maja papers.
 I have used some of the off cut hearts from the tags to decorate the card and ribbon from my stash for the tags.
 The gorgeous lace is also from Craft Heaven.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  x


Monday, 5 February 2018

Exciting News!

Good morning!  I have some very exciting news to share today!  I have been bursting to tell you all that I am now a member of Magnolia's design team!  This is a dream come true for me!  I have longed to be on this team since I began crafting nine years ago!  I've posted my first post on my Magnolia blog today.  Click here for more details on my Swan Lake Theatre! x

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Craft Heaven DT - February Challenge - Love is in the Air


Good morning!  It is time for our new challenge over on the Craft Heaven Blog.  This month our theme is "Love is in the Air'.
I had to have another play with my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform using the gorgeous Roses are Red text from Magnolia.  As each detail is very tiny I used a brush to paint the colours I wanted onto the stamp.  I love how it turned out!  I used Aged Mahogany for the roses, Bundled Sage for the leaves and Walnut Stain for the text.
The stunning crystal and pearl embellishment is my absolute favourite from the Craft Heaven store.
I used some gorgeous deep lace from the store along with some Maja Design papers from the Sofiero collection.  
I've aged the edges with a paper distressing tool and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this month at Craft Heaven.


Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Craft Heaven DT - Christmas in January

 Good morning!  I have a card to share for Craft Heaven DT today and for the first time ever I have stuck to my crafting resolution of making a Christmas card every month in January - well, for the first month anyway - but it's a good start!
 I have used my favourite from last year's Christmas stamps, Tilda with Star and painted her with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I have also stamped a snowflake stamp from Magnolia around the edge of the image.
 The papers are from Maja Design and I have used a Doohickey border die from a past Doohickey kit for the punched zig-zag edge.  I have also added some gorgeous lace from Craft Heaven and cut up a Scrapiniec snowflake and star border to use in two places on the card instead of one full strip.
I made the poinsettias out of Foamiran and the poinsettia Doohickey in both sizes.  I inked the inside of them with Bundled Sage Distress Ink before adding the stamens.
I have also used the pine frond Doohickey die - love this Doohickey so much!  The tags were cut with the Bloomy Tag Doohickey die and threaded with white seam binding.
 I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x