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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Okay Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and had a fabulous weekend. Happy Mother's day to all you Mum's out there in the U.K, I hope you have been had a fab day and been totally spoilt! 

Today I am sharing a card using the gorgeous Okay Tilda and have coloured her with DI reinkers. I've added a bit of sparkle to her socks with Star Dust stickles.

The papers are by Maja from the Vintage Romance collection called 'Passion'. They have been edged with white gesso.

The french lily edge and butterflies have been cut from a Joy die in the same papers mentioned above. 

The foliage has been cut from a Fantasy die.

The bow on the left hand side has been created from twine and I've added a silver flower charm and pearl.

The flowers and lace (bow right hand side), pearl flowers and rhinestone sparkler are from my stash.

The cheesecloth (behind the image), pearl trim, Maja papers and the Guipure flower lace are from the Ribbon Girl.

Links to the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Top, Flowers and Shoes: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry
Trousers: Hickory Smoke.
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

If you love your Maggies as much as I do and want to be part of a friendly team, then why not enter our DT call,  there are still just over 4 days left to enter or if you don't have time  to submit a card then send myself or Jay an email, with a link to to your blog.  Pop on over to the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia blog for more info.

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 17 March 2017

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Daffodil Tilda

Good morning everyone,

Yay it's Friday and almost the weekend. It has been an extremely busy week at work this week and I am certainly ready for the weekend. I hope you are all well and had a good week.

This morning I am sharing my card for the new challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Our lovely Annie is hosting this challenge which is Spring.

I have coloured up Daffodil Tilda with DI reinkers, sprinkled some frantage around her and added some pearl string around the outside. Sitting underneath her is some cheesecloth.

The papers are by Pion which are double sided and called Ornament. I have painted on some white gesso around the edges.

The die peeping out of the right is one of the new Fantasy dies. The butterflies are both Joy dies which have been cut twice, using co-ordinating papers. The large oval flowery die is by spellbinders. 

The flowers, cheesecloth, pearl string and pearl trim  are from the Ribbon Girl. I have added the links at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.


DI links:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Grand Espresso
Top and Shoes: Hickory Smoke. Black Soot
Trousers Weathered Wood
Daffodils: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters.

The winner of our challenge with win a GDT spot with us.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Reminder Card - Paradise of Stamps

Good morning everyone,

Today I am sharing my reminder card for the current challenge at Paradise of Stamps. The challenge is 'Spring', but I think I have digressed from challenge,I got so carried away colouring this beautiful image, that I totally forgot about the theme. I think you could say the pink is a spring colour lol.

This beauty is called 'Exotic Enchantment' from the Paper Shelter who are sponsoring our challenge this month.

I have coloured her with DI reinkers and sprinkled some frantage around the outside of the image. 

The papers are by Maja from the Summer Basics paper pad 1923 and have been edged with white gesso.

The beautiful lace die on the right hand side is a new die by Fantasy and it is lush and cuts so beautifully. The corner and butterfly have been cut from a Joy die.

The flowers are from my stash and I added a little gesso to the rose. 

The lace, and pearl trim is from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Dress and Bow: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, Black Soot

As I said earlier we are very lucky to be sponsored by the:


You could win a $10 gift voucher

That's all from me today.

Thank you for visiting me and a big wave to my new followers, thank you so much for following me.

Hugs
Gina xx


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Some Exciting News

Hi everyone,

I hope your week is going well.

I have been absolutely dying to share this news with you,  I have been so excited, but I haven't been able to. Anyway I have been asked to be a DT for Dreamerland Crafts, you may remember that I shard a couple of cards with their images on recently. They will be setting up a challenge blog very soon.

So this is the first card I have officially made for them using this very cute image called 'Send Me Flowers', from their new spring collection which I have coloured with DI reinkers and a touch of Gansai Tambi paints.

I have sprinkled some white frantage around the outside of the image and painted some white gesso around the edges.

The two dies peeping out of the card are the newly released fantasy dies, and pearl twig (tucked underneath the flowers on the left hand side).

The butterfly is a Joy die and the trailing leaves tucked underneath the flowers on the right hand side is a Rosy Owl die.

The pearls and Ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar, Aged Mahogany, Pine Needles
Shoes: Spun Sugar, Aged Mahogany

Bear:
Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick
Hat: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint
Trousers: Bundled Sage
Top: Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

The image above can be  bought from the following shops:

or

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 5 March 2017

New Anything Goes Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia & DT call

Hi everybody,

If you are looking for the Ribbon Girl challenge card, please scroll down.

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Today starts a brand new challenge at  Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia and once again our challenge is:
Anything Goes

DT CALL


I am 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, then when you submit your creation, just add DT after your name.

I have coloured up one of the new Maggies called 'Dressed for Festivity', she is so adorable.

The papers are by Maja, sorry I forgot to note down their name.

The butterflies are cut from a Joy die, which I have cut twice, once in  co-ordinating paper, and once in white card.

Along the top edge I've place a  chipboard shape, which I have painted in white gesso and added some pearls. 

Most of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Where possible I have added the links at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Dress: Spun Sugar
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Blue glow: Gansi Tambi Paint: Cobalt Blue (No. 62)

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is:
You will receive a £15 voucher to spend in their fabulous shop.

Well that's it from me today.

Enjoy whats left of your weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Gina xx

New Card Challenge at the Ribbon Girl - Summer Wedding Tilda

Good morning everyone,

I hope you all had a good week, I am super excited as we are going to visit our eldest son today. Unfortunately we don't get to see him very often and he doesn't live near us.

Anyway on with todays card, which is for the new card challenge at the Ribbon Girl. The challenge is 'Anything Goes', it can be any image, any shape as long as it is a card.

When I made this card, it was a lovely warm day which inspired me to make a card using  spring colours, I am not usually a fan of yellow, but I am quite pleased with how it has turned out.

The image is a Magnolia stamp called Summer Wedding Tilda, but in my opinion she can be used for any occasion. I have coloured her with DI reinkers and used a small amount of Inktense pencils.

The papers are from from a Galeria Paper pad called 'As if in a Dream', they are a lovely pale yellow and I've added some grey paper from my stash.

The pearls in the centre of the flowers, were cut from some 6mm white pearl trim. 

I love the white Ballerina Blossoms, they are so soft and delicate. The roses are large rose buds.

Unfortunately the picture doesn't show it up very well, but on the base of the card is a pretty double lace bow with a pearl gem in the centre.

To finish the card off I've placed a pretty diamante silver butterfly charm on the top right of the card.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen and Gathered twigs
Dress: Mustard Seed
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Bundled Sage

Inktense pencils: Cadium Yellow 0210 and Fuchsia 0700

We have THREE sponsors for this challenge:

First prize:
Papers from Maja Design, Sweden - the prize will be sent directly to the winner

Second Prize:
£10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl
Third Prize:
A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV



I will be back this afternoon.


Thank you for popping in.


Hugs

Gina xx