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Sunday, 4 December 2016

New Challenge at LHOSM - Poinsettia Tilda

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


Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday afternoon, it is pretty chilly here today, but I must admit I quite like the cold weather, there is nothing better than snuggling up in your craft room on a winter's day.

I am back again this afternoon to showcase my card for the new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia and the theme is a very easy :

Anything Goes

I have coloured up one of my favourite stamps from the latest Magnolia collection called Poinsettia Tilda and coloured her with DI reinkers.

I stamped her on to my preferred colouring paper Artitistico Extra White, cut the shape out using a Joy Oval die. and sprinkled some frantage around the image to imitate falling snow.  Last of all I've added some pearl string as I struggle to make a card without it lol.

Te sentiment is an LOTV stamp which I stamped onto coordinating paper using some versamark ink, sprinkled some silver embossing powder over and heated it.

The white roses have been sprinkled with Twinklets to give a lovely icy look and the red roses and spruce twigs have been painted with white gesso.

The flowers and charms are from my stash, but the ribbon and lace are from the RIbbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Top: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Poinsettia: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black
Trousers: Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Hickory Smoke

Our wonderful sponsor this time is Sandy from Live and Love Crafts

You could win:

The challenge will run until Friday 6th January, we would love you to join us.

Well that''s it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take Care.

Gina xx

New Card Challenge at the Ribbon Girl - Edwardian Christmas

Good morning everyone,

Today we have a new 'Anything Goes' card challenge at the Ribbon Girl. It can be any image, any shape as long as it's a card.

I have coloured up a new LOTV stamp called Edwardian Christmas. She just had to be coloured in traditional colours.

I have sprinkled some glamour dust onto the muff and the fur trimming on her dress.

The large winter wishes doily die is by Joy and I've added some ivory pearl flowers to it.

Th spruce twig is a magnolia die and I've painted on some white gesso along the length of the twigs.

All the beautiful embellishments 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, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Bow: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Wrap and Hat: Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss
Holly: Shabby Shutter, Forest Moss, Pine Needles

We have THREE very generous prizes up for grabs:

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

2nd Prize:
A £10 voucher towards spending in the Ribbon Girl shop:
3rd prize:
A stamp from the winner's choice from LOTV

We would love to see you join us.

I will back later this afternoon.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thank you for popping in.

Gina xx

Thursday, 1 December 2016

New Challenge Marvelous Magnolia - Tilda with Little Rudolph

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and keeping wrapped up against the cold, it has certainly been chilly in the south here in Berkshire. This week I have been fighting off a horrible bug, which left me with no energy at all, I even took some time off work, I was starting to feel better, but it seems to have come back again, maybe I went back to work too soon. I can't believe it is the 1st December already, and getting closer to the big day! I am a bit of a soppy romantic and absolutely love this time of year.

Today I am sharing a card for the new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia and our theme is:

Anything Christmas

I have coloured up Tilda with Little Rudolph and coloured her with DI reinkers. I have sprinkled some glamour dust on her hat and cuffs of her coat to  represent fur and sprinkled some frantage around the image for the falling snow. .

The shape started off an oval, but it doesn't really look that now. 

The dies I have used are by Joy.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Hickory Smoke, Black
Coat, Hat: Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Aged Mahogany, Barn Door
Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black
Reindeer: Gathered Twigs

Our sponsor for this challenge is :

Petal Lu

Well  that's it from me.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Gina xx

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Tilda with Sock Puffs

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and having a good week. Blimey this new blogger thing takes a bit of getting used to.

This is just a quick post to share a card I made recently using another Maggie from the new collection Aspen Holidays. She is called Tilda with Sock Puffs. I have masked her with an older Maggie, Winter Bench and added some glamour dust to the seat to give the impression of snow.

The papers are by Maja, but sorry I can't remember the name of them, I have edged them with white gesso.

I  stamped her onto Artistico Extra White paper, cut it out using an oval die and added some string pearls to the outside edge.

Instead of colouring the buttons on her coat, I've added a few pearl gems.

Most of the embellishments are from my stash, but I have added some links at the bottom of my post where I can.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat and Boots: Victorian Velvet
Bench: Gathered Twigs

There is still plenty of time to enter the current challenge (snow or glitter) at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia we would love you to join us.

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Gina xx

Friday, 18 November 2016

New Challenge at Fussy or Fancy

Good morning everyone,

Happy Friday to you, I wish you all a lovely crafty weekend. 

This morning we have a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy. The lovely Annie is hosting this challenge.

Annie has chosen Different Folds/Shaped Cards for her theme. 
It doesn't have to be complicated just slightly different from what you would normally make. There are so many ideas out there.... easel cards, gatefold cards, stepper cards, fold back front cards etc.

Well that put me slightly out of my comfort zone as you know me I nearly always make easel cards. I chose to make an accordion card which you would think is pretty easy, it certainly didn't go smoothly, but I got there in the end.

I coloured up two of my new Maggies from the Aspen Holiday collection, they are Poinsettia Tilda and Holly Wreath Tilda. I have coloured them with DI reinkers.

As you have probably noticed I can't make a card without embellishments so I added a few flowers, lace and jingle bells and a bit of pearl trim to make a border on every other panel.

On the inside panels I have embossed a Christmas text stamp in gold embossing powder and added some pearl trim around the edges.

The third panel features Holly Wreath Tilda and on the back which silly me forgot to photograph  is where I have  mounted some plain ivory card, stamp embossed some holly leaves  and where you can write your sentiment. 

DI list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Red: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Green: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Well that's it from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Gina xx

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Reminder Card - Paradise of Stamps - Tilda with Little Rudolph

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well, sorry I have been MIA. The last few weekends have been very busy and I've not had much time to craft so I have been playing catch up.

This is my reminder card for the current challenge at the Paradise of Stamps and the theme is a super easy 'Anything Goes'.

I have coloured up one of the new Maggies, from the Aspen Holiday collection called Tilda with Little Rudolph, she is so cute. I have coloured her with DI reinkers.

Along the left hand side is a Joy ice crystals die. I have created a 3D effect by cutting the dies out separately and placing them over the top finishing off with silver bubble gems.

The die on the right hand side is also by Joy and its one of my favourites 8 point die. On top I have place a silver 'Joy' charm.

I have sprinkled twinklets over the top of the rose which gives a lovely frosty look to it and added some decorative snow balls, silver balls and a few pine cones which have been painted with gesso.

Underneath the flowers on the left hand side is a sledge which is another joy die.

To finish the card off I have added some embroidered and gathered lace and placed some drop pearl trim on top.

The white organza ribbon is from the Ribbon Girls.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat & Hat: Hickory Smoke
Boots and Reindeer: Gathered Twigs

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in and for the wonderful comments you leave me, I really appreciate them.

Gina xx