Monday, 19 March 2018

All About Magnolia DT - Bingo!

 Good morning!  Today I have my card for the All About Magnolia Challenge to share with you.  We have a Bingo card to play around with for this month's challenge.  I have chosen the diagonal line, 'Flowers, Doohickey dies, Pearls', for my card.
 I painted Masquerade Tilda using the no lines technique as always.  If you would like to see how I painted her check out my YouTube Channel here.  The stars around Tilda are the offcuts from the star swirl die I've used below.
 I have added some tulips and hydrangeas from my stash, along with a flower cut with the Peony Doohickey die.
 I have used lots of Doohickeys on today's card.  The Masquerade mask is from the You Are Invited Collection and the little clutch bag is from a past Doohickey kit.
 I've also used a tag Doohickey and the Tilda's Ticket Doohickey.  The seam binding was white but I have dyed it wih Old Paper Distress Ink so that it matches the papers.
 The lace is from Craft Heaven and here you can see the star swirl underneath the image.
 The feathers are also cut with Doohickey dies.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at All About Magnolia Challenge!  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Craft Heaven DT - Christmas in March

 Good morning!  I have a Christmas card to share with you for today's Craft Heaven post.  I promised myself I was going to make a Christmas card every month this year to prevent the last minute panic crafting every December.  I missed last month, but I'm back on track with this one for March!
I found this image when I was tidying my craft room during the half term holidays, all painted and cut out!  I don't know why she didn't end up on a card but she was perfect for a quick make!  She is painted with Distress Inks as always but I've obviously painted her before I began my no lines paintings!
 I created lots of poinsettias using red Foamiran and some gold stamens.  I've used the Poinsettia Doohickey die for them.  I died some white seam binding with Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.  The paper is from Maja Design's Joyous Winterdays collection.
 I've also used some pine frond Doohickeys for the foliage, cut from green and brown papers and a snowflake Doohickey for the snowflake.
 The lace and snowflake charm are from Craft Heaven and the pinecones are from my stash.
 I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Stempelglede DT - Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to those celebrating today!  Here is the card I made for my Mum using lots of gorgeous Stempelglede stamps.  I have used papers from Maja Design's Denim & Friends collection.
I stamped the balloon stamp from the Steampunk Journey collection on two different papers and mounted them on foam pads for definition.
The butterfly and postmark stamp is from the Postcard from Paris set and the sentiment is from the  Have a Beautiful Day set.  I have stamped around the edges of the envelope with the ink splatter stamp from the Postcard from Paris set and I have hand sewn the lace to the envelope flap.
The butterflies were stamped onto coffee filter paper using the butterflies from the Vintage Baby and Have a Beautiful Day sets.  I have painted them with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.
I added lots of flowers from my stash along with some cheesecloth. 
 On the back of the card I used the You Are So Special stamp from the Have a Beautiful Day set.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Craft Heaven DT - Bath Bomb Bag

 Good morning!  Over on the Craft Heaven blog I'm sharing my Bath Bomb Bag I made for my son to give his girlfriend for Valentine's Day.  The papers are a mixture of Pion Design and Maja Design's Celebration collection.
I have used lots of love themed Doohickey dies - this love tag was from kit 3, Oh La La.
 The gorgeous Eiffel Tower die was from the same kit.  I have added some ruched tulle ribbon around the gift bag and added some flowers.
The main flower was made with the Peony Doohickey die from ecru Foamiran.
I used the Heart Tag die for the tag, tied onto the ribbon closure.
 The love birds tag is also from the Oh La La kit and I have added feathers cut with a Doohickey die too.
The top of the bag and the band around the middle were edged with the Tilda 
Lace Doohickey die.
 I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Friday, 2 March 2018

Bowling Party Invitations

Good morning!  Today I'd like to share my daughter's bowling party invitations.  If you've followed my blog a long time you might recognise the bowling pins -  I made them for my son's birthday years ago and kept the template!  As I really don't like to repeat work, I decided to make bowling pins for the boy's invitations and bowling balls for the girl's.  The pins were cut freehand from my own template and then red strips of card added. 
 The bowling balls are very easy to make - I used the largest Nestability circle die for the ball and the smallest for the black circles to represent the finger holes.
 The party sentiment was stamped with an old MME stamp using Faded Jeans Distress Ink on the pins and Dusty Concord on the balls.
 On the back of the invitations I have used the You are Invited sentiment from Magnolia's You are Invited Collection.
 Altogether I made five of each - not enough for a strike!
I hope you like them and thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Craft Heaven DT - Home Sweet Home

Good morning!  Today I'd like to share a 'New Home' card featuring the super cute My Own Key Tilda from the You Are Invited collection.  The gorgeous papers I've used are all from Maja Design's new Celebration collection.

 As always I have painted Tilda with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I've also added dots to her cheeks and top with a white gel pen.  I have used two different post mark stamps from Magnolia on the edges of the image.
 I've used lots of Doohickey dies on my card.  This gorgeous sign from kit 4, Le Jardin seemed perfect to use as a for sale/sold sign, but now it says Home Sweet Home instead of sold!  Notice the two colour stamping on the sentiment?  Yes, I couldn't resist using my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform again!  I've added some tiny pearls over the stamped screw heads.
 How cute is the little key and house key fob?  I've joined them with some blue twine.  I've also given the lock some pearl 'screws'.  All three Doohickeys are from the You are Invited collection too.
 I created a little envelope with the medium Vintage Photo Frame Doohickey and popped a resin rose from Craft Heave on the flap.
 The window from Doohickey kit 4 also came in handy for this house themed card!
 I've used my favourite Bloomy Tag Doohickey and added white seam binding.
 Hanging from the tag is the House Tag Doohickey and a key Doohickey from last year's Advent Calendar.
 I used the cut out bricks from the House Tag to add extra interest to the house!
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Craft Heaven this month.  Thanks for looking! x

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