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Friday, 26 August 2016

Elisabeth Bells New Release and a Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

I am back with my second post today, if you are looking for the Fussy and Fancy post, please scroll down.

This time I am posting my GDT card for the Digi Bells, using one of the digis from Elisabeth Bell's  August release and we are having a blog hop.

If you have arrived from Linda's blog then you are in the right place.

If you wish to join in with our blog hop you need to pop over to each blog and leave a comment before going onto the next members blog, when you have finished pop over to the Digi Bells and leave a little comment letting us know what you love about these cute stamps. 

2 winners will be chosen from the comments left on the DT blogs using Random.org. Both winners will win both digis. The blog hop will close on Friday 2nd September, the winners will be announced on the Digi Bells blog on Saturday 3rd September.

These are the digis you could win, they were once Whiff of Joy rubber stamps.

Below is the card I made using the Back to School image. I have coloured her using DI reinkers.

The papers are by Maja from the Autumn Basics collection and I have distressed the edges using a Tim Holtz paper distresser.

The die along the left hand side is by Noor Design and the pretty Lovely View die is by Little Darlings.

The book is a stamp I've had in my stash for quite a while, just underneath I've popped a pair of glasses which are a charm, I've also placed a laptop charm just underneath the flowers.

The papers, lace (bow), pearl string and pearl trim are available at  the Ribbon Girl.   

DI list:
Skin, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Hickory Smoke, Black
Top/Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Trousers, Hickory Smoke, Black
Bag/Books: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Now its time to hop over to Lynda's blog, she makes such amazing creations, I am sure you won't be disappointed.

That's it from me today, thank you for popping in.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Gina xx

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Let's Fly Away

Good morning,

I hope you are all having a fab week. We have had some very hot and sultry weather here in the U.K. this week, far too hot for me. I have had another busy week, I visited London on Tuesday with some colleagues from work and boy was it hot, but we had a fab time site seeing, and enjoying the vibe of London. We walked 12.5 miles, which equated to 29,650 steps WOW. Today I am visiting my eldest son and his girlfriend which I am very much looking forward to.

Anyway enough waffle from me, as today we have a new challenge starting at Fussy and Fancy, which is being hosted by the lovely Eileen who has chosen Let's Fly Away (things with Wings/Holiday Destinations). 

I have made a Christmas card, as I am behind with them this year, so don't be surprised if you see a few popping up now and again.

The stamp is by Hobby Art, called Watering Can Robin and I coloured it using DI reinkers.

I've made the shape of the card using a Go Kreate die, Frilly #6. All the dies are from Noor Design U.K. the papers are by Joy (Winter Wonderland paper pad)

The flowers which are from my stash have had Twinklets added to them which gives a lovely sparkly/frosty feel.

The bird peeping out of the top left hand side is a Wycinanka chipboard piece, which I've sprinkled blue frantage over. The die cuts have also been sprinkled with blue frantage and the ice crystals have had twinklets added to them.

DI list:
Watering Can: Hickory Smoke
Robin: Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Hickory Smoke
Ivy: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Berries: Aged Mahogany, Barn Door
Flower Pot: Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade

The sponsor for this challenge is:

Fresh Brewed Designs

We would love to see you join us.

I will be back again this evening.

Thank you for popping in.

Gina xx

Sunday, 21 August 2016

New Challenge - Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a fantastic weekend and maybe getting some crafty time in.

I've been away for a little while visiting my parents (I had a fab time) and I also drove to Whitby to meet a crafty friend, we have been emailing and phoning each other for about 3 years now, so it was lovely to actually meet her face to face. Mum and I had some retail therapy and visited lots of lovely crafty shops  I also needed a bit of a break and some me time, but I am now raring to go again.

The Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge is back today after our summer break and the theme is easy peasy 'Use a Die Cut'.

I have coloured up one of the new gorgeous Maggies, and she is called Tilda Enjoying Summer.

The die along the top edge of the card is a Magnolia Doohickeys, Celebration Lace Swag, all the other dies are from Noor Design U.K. 

All the pretty pearl string is from the Ribbon Girl. Where possible I have put links to the materials I have used 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, Gathered Twigs, Grand Espresso
Dungarees: Hickory Smoke
Blouse: Victorian Velvet
Shoes: Walnut Stain

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is: 

You could win:

Well that's it from me today, thank you for popping in

Gina xx

Friday, 5 August 2016

Digi Bells - Em Jay

Hi everyone,
I hope you have all had a good week.

Phil and I had a fab time in Jersey, although we were sadly let down by the weather. The day we landed it was pure blue skies and the temperature was just right  to go out and about exploring, but then it went downhill from there. It rained non stop for several days, until we arrived at the airport to fly home when the sun decided to show it's face again. We made the best of it, but there are only so many times you can get get soaked before feeling a bit fed up.  Now I am preparing to go off on my travels again this weekend to stay with my parents in Lincolnshire and meet up with a crafty friend in Whitby. Mum and I will be out and about doing some crafty shopping whilst I am there, what more can a girl ask for, maybe just a bit of sunshine?

Anyway on with the task in hand, I am super excited to share with you that I have been asked to be a GDT for the next 3 months for the Digi Bells.

This is my first card for them using the very cute Em Jay, isn't she sweet? She can be purchased here.

I have coloured her using Di reinkers and added a little white frantage around the outside of the image.

The papers are by Maja from the Summer Basic collection.

The heart and circle dies have been cut twice, once in cream card and once in the paper and then I painted some gesso around the outside of the paper.

In the centre of the butterfly I have stuck a Tim Holtz pen knib and added some gesso to it for a different effect. 

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Rose Braclet: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar
Shoes: Gathered twigs
Flowers and Bracelet: Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Well that's it from me, I will be taking a break from blogging whilst I am away.

Thank you for taking the time to pop in.

Gina xx

Monday, 1 August 2016

New Challenge Marvelous Magnolia - Holiday

Hi everyone,

I hope your week is off to a good start. I have scheduled this post as I am I am currently away in Jersey, hopefully the sun is shining. 

Today I am sharing a card I made for the new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia, the theme is Holiday (in the respect of a summer holiday).

I have coloured up an old Maggie called Tilda Offshore and masked her with another oldie stamp Flower Wall Post, the scene has been coloured with DI reinkers.

The paper is from a Joy paper pad, aptly named called Seashore.

All the dies are by Joy, links to the materials are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the link.

The shells have been laid on some natural fibre and I've added a sailing boat charm to finish it off.

The cheesecloth and pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

The pleated tulle, shells, charms, flowers and ribbon are from my stash.
DI list:

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain,
T-Shirt & Shoes: Stormy Sky
Shorts: Gathered Twigs, Aged Mahogany
Hat: Hickory Smoke, Stormy Sky
Flowers Wall: Gathered Twigs, Grand Espresso
Flowers: Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed
Sea: Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass
Sand: Frayed Burlap

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Gina xx

Friday, 29 July 2016

New challenge at Fussy and Fancy

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and have had a wonderful week. It has been so nice not being at work, but it's also been a bit of a frustrating week in the respect that I seem to have lost the ability to colour, several images have ended up in the bin this week, I don't know whats wrong with me. 

Any how Phil and I are off to Jersey on Sunday morning, it will be lovely to get away even if it is only for a few days and then I am off to Lincolnshire to stay my parents for a while, I am also off to visit a good crafty friend of mine in Whitby which I am really looking forward to. Now I will stop waffling and get on with the reason that I am here this morning. 

We have a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy today and this time the lovely Diane is hosting. She has chosen 'A Walk in the Garden', (anything to do with a garden, flowers, bees, butterflies etc.) which is such a beautiful theme for this time of year.

I coloured up a stamp from the Stempelglede Vintage Garden  set with DI reinkers.

 I don't think there is a bird in this country that has these colours, I got a bit carried away with my colouring (before I lost my ability lol), but wouldn't it be lovely if there was? 

The die cut along the top is a Memory Box die, Chrysanthemum and the edges have been painted with some Dutch Doobadoo paste.

 My script stencil came out to play again, you can just about see the effect on the tag on the left hand side of the pic.  The tag, butterflies and fence are all Joy dies.

The pretty ivory lace and cheesecloth are from the Ribbon Girl

The flowers and pearls are from my stash.

DI list:
Bird: Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood,  Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade
Flowers: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, Barn Door, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood,Tumbled Glass
Leaves: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

The lucky winner of this challenge will win:

A Noor Design Gift Voucher

Well that's it from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Gina x