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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Tilda Enjoying Summer

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and having a good week. Phil has been home with me this week, we have spent time in the garden whilst the weather has been lovely, tidying it and re-painting the fence. We had a day trip out to Bournemouth on Tuesday, there wasn't a cloud in the sky, it was beautiful, we walked just over 9 miles that day! We have also been planning our new bathroom,  it is getting a much needed complete overhaul.

 Anyway that's enough of me waffling on. I am popping in to share a card I made recently using the sweet Tilda Enjoying Summer which I have masked with an older stamp Shabby Chic Fence.

I made a circular easel card. You can't really see the papers, but they are by Maja from the Vintage Baby Collection called Flowers for Mum.

The two dies at the top and bottom of the card are by Joy as are the butterflies and the tassels are made from a Marianne die. I have placed a pen knib  painted with white gesso in the centre of the butterfly.

The two sentiments are from an Alte New set of stamps.

The lace, flowers, ribbon, rhinestone sparkler and white twine are from my own crafty stash.

On the base of the card I've placed a Melissa Francis envelope and tag which has been embellished with pearl trim, and and a Whimsy sentiment with lace attached to the tag. Underneath the envelope is a Magnolia die cut swirl.

DI List:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Top: Pumice Stone,
Dungarees: Victorian Velvet
Shoes: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Background: Gambi Tansai paints Cobalt Blue and Deep Pink

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in, and for the comments you leave me, they are all truly appreciated😗

Hugs
Gina xx


Monday, 17 April 2017

Dreamerland Crafts - 'Always Got Your Back'

Good morning everyone,

Did you have a good Easter and did the bunny come? Well luckily for Phil, the bunny came for me, I was lucky enough to receive two Easter eggs. Our actual Easter was a quiet one, just the two of us, but we got a few jobs around the house done and I've started tidying up the garden as well as getting in some well deserved crafting too😀

It's time to showcase another of the beautiful Dreamerland Crafts stamps. This one is called 'Always Got Your Back' and is painted with DI reinkers.

This is a tent card and the inside compliments the front. 

The papers are a mixture of  Pion and Maja and I have distressed the edges  with a paper distresser tool.

Sitting underneath the image is some brown corrugated card which I have painted with white gesso and I've placed a Fantasy die on top, I think this one is called 8 pointed doily. 

The butterfly is a Joy die which has been cut twice to add some dimension.

Underneath the flowers is a Memory Box die, 'Loopy Rings'. The flowers and berries are from my stash, some of them have had some white gesso added to them.

The lace, pearl string, pearl trim and square pearl trim, are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick

Girl:
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Shoes: Aged Mahogany, Barn Door

Boy
Hair: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
 Cardigan and Socks: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Trousers and Shoes: Gathered Twigs, Grand Espresso, Black Soot

I've also added some Gansai Tami paint, 36 Wine Red to the background.

Here are some links for where you can find the image:


Well that's it from me today, if you are still on your Easter break have a fab day!

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Reminder card for the Paradise of Stamps - Tilda with Hanging Rabbit

Good morning crafters,

I hope you are enjoying the Easter weekend. 

This morning I am sharing a card  for the current challenge at the Paradise of Stamps. Our challenge theme is 'Easter'.

Unfortunately, I don't have many stamps suitable for this this challenge, but I found Tilda with Hanging Rabbit in my stamp box, this is the best I could do. 

For a change I made a tent card.

The papers are by Pion called ornament and grey pallet. I have distressed the edges using a paper distresser.

Along the left hand edge I've cut a Joy die  (6002/0260) in white card and placed it underneath 
the papers. The diamante embellishment is from my stash. Underneath the flowers is a Magnolia Doohickeys swirl die and at the bottom  a double hear silver charm. 

I stamped Tilda onto Artistico extra white water colour paper and cut her out using a Spellbinders oval die. Underneath her I have cut a Marianne die in grey card. Links to the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post.

The pom pom trim at the bottom of this card is from the Ribbon Girl, everything else is from my stash.

DI List:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Grand Espresso
Dress and Boots: Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke
Rabbit: Hickory Smoke

Our sponsor for this challenge is the:



My teamies have made some wonderful cards, if you have a moment, pop over to the blog to have a peep.

That's it from me today.

Have a fabulous Easter and hopefully eat lots of choccie too!

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 14 April 2017

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Whimsy 'Daphne'

Good morning everyone,

Today, we have a new challenge over at  Fussy and Fancy. Our very lovely Beth is hosting our challenge for the next two weeks and she has chosen the theme  'Fancy Fold or Shaped Cards'.

I have tried to make something a bit different, I don't have a clue what she shape is called, but I quite like it. Next time I make one I need to make a couple of adjustments though.

I have coloured up the very gorgeous Whimsy stamp called 'Daphne' by Silvia Zett, she is a complete joy to colour. As always she has been coloured with DI reinkers.

I started with a 6 x 6 blank card, then cut another one smaller than the first, I don't do measuring it is all by eye.  I then mounted some grey card onto each panel slightly smaller than the card, followed by the Maja papers (sorry I can't remember the name of them). I then glued the smaller card onto the larger one.



Inside the card I've added some beautiful lace, pom pom trim, tags, banner and a gorgeous sentiment.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Socks: Hickory Smoke, Victorian Velvet
Wings: Hickory Smoke, Victorian Velvet, Mustard Seed
Headband: Victorian Velvet
Shoes: Hickory Smoke
Flowers: Mustard Seed, Victorian Velvet, Picked Raspberry
Daffodil: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade

I have also added a few colours from my Gansai Tambi paints: Lemon Yellow and Dark Pink.

All the gorgeous embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl.

The  winner of this challenge will join us with a GDT spot.

My lovely teamies have made some beautiful cards, if you have a chance, pop over to the blog for a peep.

That's all from me today, but I will back tomorrow morning.

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Tilda with Tulips

Hi Crafty Friends,

I hope you have all had a fabulous weekend. We have had the most beautiful weather here, you could be confused as to thinking it is summer. The weather is due to change tomorrow, but I have enjoyed being out and about soaking up the gorgeous sunshine.

Today I am popping in to share a card I made recently using  an older Maggie called Tilda with Tulips, this is another one that I haven' t coloured up for a while. I have masked her with spring fence and coloured her with Di reinkers.

Along the left hand side is a fantasy die called  Magic Lace which I have sprinkled with shabby chic frantage. I did this by cutting out the die, lightly stamping over it with a Versamark watermark stamp, sprinkling on the frantage and heating it with a heat gun.

The die at the top of the card is a Joy die, I have used the same method as above to create the pink colour.

The butterflies are also Joy die which have been cut twice in co-ordinating papers which are by Anna Marie Designs, called  Blissful Teal, and I've added some pearl trim to the centres.

The lace, tulle trim, diamante heart and flowers are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Clothing: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Tulips: Victorian Velvet, Picked Raspberry, Black Soot
Fence: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Daffodils: Mustard Seed
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Background: Weathered Wood

I have also used my Gansai Tambi paints and added some cobalt blue and dark pink to the background.

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 2 April 2017

New Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Tilda Loves Flowers

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

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Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a fabulous weekend. 

I was taken out for afternoon tea with my youngest son as a belated Mother's day present yesterday and it was such a wonderful afternoon💓😊


Today we have a new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia and the theme is:

Easter or Anything Goes

I have coloured up the lovely 'Tilda Loves Flowers' and masked her with a stamp I received in a magazine. 

I stamped her onto Artitisco Extra White watercolour paper and cut her out with an oval die, coloured her with Di reinkers. and sprinkled some frantage around the outside. I added some lovely ivory pearls around the outside of the oval and mounted her onto a Joy die (Frame and Contents die). On the right hand side is another gorgeous Joy die (Lattice border die). 

The papers are by Maja from the Summer Basics collection.

On the top left of the card I have cut another Joy die , Circle with Flower die,  (they are my favourite lol), in coordinating paper.

The leaf die is also a a Joy die (hee hee), I think I need shares in their company😄

The pearl trim, pearl flower embellishment and pearl string are from the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers, lace, pearl trim, pearl string  and ribbon and bronze charm are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Shoes: Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood
Flowers: Spun Sugar, Aged Mahogany, Mustard See, Spiced Marmalade, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Our fabulous sponsor this month is:




We would love to see you join us.

If you have a moment, pop over to the blog to have a peek at the beautiful  inspirational cards, the girls have made.

Thank you so much for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

New Card Challenge - Annabel Texting

Good morning,

This morning I am sharing my card for the new card challenge at the Ribbon Girl, as always it can be any shape, any image as long as it is a card. 

This is an LOTV stamp called 'Annabel Texting'.  I have coloured her with DI reinkers, she was a real joy to colour.

I sprinkled some ivory frantage around the image and finished it off with some ivory pearl string around the edges. 

The papers are from the new Maja  'Sofiero' collection and are mono white/sand, I have painted some gesso around the edges. 

I cut a joy die (fancy flower edge die) in brown card, stamped it with a Versamark Watermark stamp and sprinkled some ivory frantage over the top and heat set it, the same has been done to the fantasy die on the left hand side.  In the centre of the flowers, I have added some Ivory pearls. Above the image I have placed some Ivory Pom Pom trim. 

The flowers at the top of the card consist of a peach lily, mocha beaded stamen and ivory/cream beaded berries. The flowers at the bottom are peach cottage rose, carnation, and ivory/cream beaded berries. The lily and rose has had some white gesso painted onto them. 

I just adore the filigree heart, to make it a bit interesting I have glued on a few ivory pearls, they are self adhesive but I like to add a bit of glue to them too. There are three more of the pearls on the right hand side of the card.

The gorgeous ribbon is ecru satin berisford and has a lovely sheen to it, in the the centre I have placed a an oval diamante pearl embellishment. The lace is one of my favourites  ivory guipure called 'Grace'.

On the base I have placed some double row pearl trim to the top of the lace.

DI list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Grand Espresso, Gathered Twigs
Top: Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Antique Linen
Trainers: Frayed burlap, Dried Marigold, Grand Espresso
Background: Gathered Twigs, Grand espresso
Gansai Tambi: Orange (No. 33)

We have THREE fabulous sponsors:

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


If you get a chance pop over to the blog to see my teamies fabulous creations!

That's it from me for now, but I will back this afternoon.
Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx