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Thursday, 30 May 2013

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia

Hello my lovelies,
 
We have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia today. The theme this week is ‘Summer Fun’. We have two fab sponsors: Live and Love Crafts and Crimson Cloud.
 
I have seen so many wonderful designs of criss cross cards in blogland and I finally got round to having a go myself, thank you to the lovely Kim from Tilly's Crafts whose very easy  and clear tutorial I followed . I have used ‘Hello Little Butterfly’ and Open Gate stamps, and some beautiful Maja papers. Inside I have used a Heartfelt Creations die, which I don’t seem to use much for some reason,  that will have to change!  I have used frantage on the corners and butterfly and some more of the lovely pink Silky Crush ribbon.
 
 

 
Copics I used:
Skin: E31, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E43, E41, E40
Dress: R85, R83, R81, RV000
Flowers: R83, R81, RV000
Leaves, YG99, YG95, YG91
Pencils: Tuscan Red, Burnt Ochre, Dark Umber, Black
 
Magnolia Stamps: Hello Little Butterfly, Open Gate
Dies: Cheery Lynn, Heartfelt Creations, Memory Box
Papers: Maja
Ribbon & Pearl Flower – Ribbon Girl
Everything else is from my crafty stash.
 
I look forward to seeing your ‘Summer Fun’ creations.
 
 Take care and thank you visiting me!
 
Hugs
Gina x

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Magnolia 'Poppy Tilda'

Good morning everyone,
 
The sun is shining – what more could you ask for, I’m going to make the most of it by going for a nice long walk this afternoon.
 
Today I am sharing a card using Poppy Tilda, I am so bad I have only inked her up once since I bought her, which is quite a while ago!  I have used Copics to colour her and then added some highlights using Prisma pencils. I tried very hard not to use pearls this time, but they just kept screaming at me use me lol!

 
Copics I used:
Skin: E21, E00, E000, E93
Hair: E43, E41, E40
Dress: R83, R81, RV000, C3, C1, C0
Shoes: C5, C3, C1, C0
Poppy: R89, R85, R83, R81, RV000

 Pencils: Tuscan Red, Burnt Ochre, Dark Umber, Black

 Stamps: Magnolia ‘Poppy Tilda’
Dies: Go Kreate, Joy, Magnolia DooHickeys
Silky Crush Ribbon, Pearl Flower - Ribbon Girls
Everything else is from my crafty stash

A big welcome to my new followers and thank you all for all the lovely comments
you leave me!

For those in the U.K., I hope you enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend and hopefully the sun will continue to shine.
 
Hugs
Gina x

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Magnolia 'Tilda in Cotton Dress'

Hello my lovelies,
 
I hope you all well; there seem to be quite a few nasty bugs around at the moment! One more day at work and then a week off yay!!
 
I thought I would share a card using a fairly new stamp, Tilda in Cotton Dress from the Once upon a Time collection 2013, which I have masked with an older stamp called Castle Background from the Fairytale collection 2010.  I’ve just added a little frantage to the image and to the corners. I have used Copics to colour the image and used Primsa Pencils to add a few highlights.
 

 
Copics I used:
Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E37, E35, E33, E31
Dress: R83, R81, RV000
Castle: E43, E41, E40
Trees: YG99, YG95, YG91
 
Pencils: Tuscan Red, Dark Umber, Burnt Ochre, Olive Green, Black
 
Magnolia Stamps: Tilda in Cotton Dress, Castle Background
Dies: Go Kreate, Spellbinders, Magnolia Doohickeys
Silky Crush Ribbon, & Cheese Cloth – Ribbon Girl
All other embellishments are from my crafty stash.
 
Take care and thank you for visiting my blog!
 
Hugs
Gina x
 
Challenges I am entering this card into:
 

Monday, 20 May 2013

Magnolia 'Tilda with Hanging Rabbit'

Hello my lovelies,
 
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Mine was fairly quiet; apart from the usual chores we did a bit of walking and had a trip to the garden centre.
 
Today, I am sharing a card using a really cute Magnolia stamp, ‘Tilda with Hanging Rabbit and have masked it using the Magnolia Spring Fence and it’s not pink  lol.  I have used Copics and Prisma Pencils to colour the image and added a touch of Frantage (because I can’t stop using the stuff hee hee)!

 


Copics I used:
Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair & Fence: E37, E35, E33, E31
Dress: B97, B95, B93, B91, E53, E51, E50
Rabbit: E43, E41, E40, R20
Pencils: Dark Umber, Burnt Ochre, Tuscan Read, Black

 Magnolia Stamps: Tilda with Hanging Rabbit, Spring Fence
Dies: Go Kreate, Spellbinders, Magnolia Doohickeys, Heartfelt Creations
Ribbon, Lace & Memo Pin – Ribbon Girl
Everything else was from my crafty stash.

 Thank you stopping by and I hope you have a lovely evening!
 
Hugs
Gina x

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Good morning my lovelies,
 
I hope you all having a lovely weekend, just one more week at work and then a week off yay!!
 
I have some exciting news to share with you, although you may have guessed it by now, but a little while ago I was invited by the lovely Andrea and Mary to join the Ribbon Girls Colour DT team, boy was I an honoured and happy crafter, I couldn’t believe it as I love their shop!
Well today I get to share my first DT card.
 
The colour challenge is Lilac/Lavender


 
 There are two prizes up for grabs:

 


 and


 
I have used a Saturated Canary digi image called ‘Honey’ and coloured her with
Copics and Prisma Pencils. 


Materials I used:
 
Copics I used:
Skin: E31, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: 100, C7, C5, C3, C0
Skirt: V09, V06, V04, V01, V000
Top: C5, 3, C1, C0
Boots: C7, C5, C3, C1, C0

Pencils: Dark Grape, Tuscan Red, Black

 
Please pop over to the Ribbon Girl Blog to see what my teamies have made and join in with the challenge to be in with a chance of winning one of these super prizes.

 
Thank you for popping in and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
Hugs
Gina x

Saturday, 18 May 2013

One day giveway......

Just popping to let you know that there is a one day giveaway on the Ribbon Girls Blog. All you have to do is leave a comment and put the picture on your blog linking back to the Ribbon girl blog. It ends at 10 pm tonight!
 
Will be back tomorrow morning!
 
Hugs
Gina x




Thursday, 16 May 2013

Magnolia 'Tilda withThree Flowers'

Hello my lovelies,
 
 Not long now until the weekend yay!!
 
It is time for a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia
The theme this week is BOWNanza, we would like to see your fabulous bows.
Our fabulous sponsor this week is the The Rubber Buggy.
 
 
Well this is a pretty easy one for me as I struggle not to put a bow on my cards. I decided to use a couple of old stamps, Tilda with Three Flowers and Cellar Door which I masked together. The image has been coloured using Copics and Prisma Pencils in one of my favourite colour combos, pink and brown. Once again I have gone overboard with the Frantage, using it around the image, the corners and spruce twigs.
 
 
Copics I used:
Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E43, E41, E40
Dress, Scarf & Shoes, R83, R81, RV000
Flowers: V95, V93, V91, R83, R81, RV000
Barn Door: E43, E41, E40

 Pencils: Black Grape, Tuscan Red, Burnt Ochre, Dark Umber, Black
 
Stamps: Magnolia, Tilda with Three Flowers, Barn Door
Dies: Spellbinders, Magnolia Doohickeys, Cheery Lynn
Ribbon, Lace & Flowers – Ribbon girl
 
I hope you can join us in our challenge, and I look forward to seeing all your
wonderful bows!

 Thank you for popping in and for all for your lovely comments you leave me.

 See you soon.
 
Hugs
Gina x

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Whimsy 'Spring Bringer'

Good morning my lovelies,
 
I hope you had a lovely weekend despite the weather being a bit hit and miss.
 
Today I am sharing a card using this very cute Whimsy stamp ‘Spring Bringer’, she is so sweet and a joy to colour. I have used Copics and Prisma Pencils to colour with.  I went a bit mad with the frantage as well as putting it around the image I have also added it to the die cut corner and leaves. To give a bit of sparkle to the wings I have added some Star Dust Stickles. The beautiful flowers and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girls.
 
 Copics used:
Skin: E31, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E37, E35, E33, E31
Top: R83, R81, RV000
Trousers: E43, E41, E40
Stems: BG99, BG96, BG93
 
Pencils: Tuscan Red, Dark Umber, Burnt Ochre, Black
 
Stamp: Whimsy: Spring Bringer
Dies: Spellbinders, Joy, Crealies
Flowers & Ribbon
 
Take care and thank you for visiting me.
 
Hugs
Gina x 

Sunday, 12 May 2013

New challenge at LHOSM

I’m back again with my DT card for this week’s LHOSM.
 This time the challenge is a picture inspiration
 

and our lovely sponsor is the Ribbon Girl
I have chosen to use Tangle Tilda and have teamed her up some pink, blue and yellow flowers and ribbon. The yummy papers are Maja and I have used Copics and Prisma Pencils to colour her with, just to give it that finishing touch I have added just a little frantage around the edges of the image.  

 
I do hope you can join us and be in with a chance of winning this wonderful prize.  
 
Copics I have used:
Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E57, E43, E53, E51
Skin: R83, R81, Rv000
Top: BG10, BG01, BG000
Cake: BG10, BG01, BG000, Y02, Y00, Y000
Pencils: Muted Turquoise, Dark Umber, Tuscan Red, Black
 
Magnolia Stamp: Tangle Tilda
Dies: Go Kreate, Spellbinders
Everything else was from my crafty stash.
 
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank you for visiting me.
 
Hugs
Gina x

Ribbon Girl give aways

Morning my lovelies,
 
Just popping in to let you know that the Ribbon Girls have a new product launch and are having two fab give aways today to celebrate:

 
The first give away is on the Ribbon Girl Blog
 
 
We'd like to introduce you to our new range of 100%  hemp twine which is available in 62.5metre spools in two thicknesses, 10lbs and 20lbs,  and on cards containing 4 x 12.8 metres of 10lb weight hemp cord in beautiful colours.  Hemp is a pure, natural eco-friendly alternative to synthetic products.  We will send the winner one roll of 20lb hemp cord in dusky pink, one card of 10lb weight cord in vintage colours and a packet of  Vintage Pink Anenome flowers which are made from earth-friendly handmade paper produced from recycled cotton.

 
All you have to do is mention this giveaway on your blog and link back to The Ribbon Girl - the lucky winner will be picked at random on Saturday 18th May.  We will send the prize anywhere in the world.

 
And the second give away is on the Ribbon Girl Facebook page  
  

 
All you have to do is  ‘like’ the page to be in with a chance of winning - the prize is one roll of 20lb dark grey hemp cord, one  pack of Vintage Blue Anenomes and one packet of wooden heart buttons.
 
I will be back later!
 
Hugs
Gina x
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Saturatd Canary 'Zoe'

Good evening my lovelies,
 
 I hope you’re all O.K.
 
 Things have been very busy here and I’ve not had much time to craft so I am showing a card I made  recently using a lovely Saturated Digi image called ‘Zoe’. I adore her hair and it is great fun to colour.  She has been coloured with Copics and Prisma Pencils.

 
Copics I used:
Skin: E31, E31, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E37, E35, E33, E31
Dress: BG78, BG75, BG72, BG70
 
Pencils: Dark Umber, Black
 
Materials used:
 
Saturated Canary Digi Stamp ‘Zoe’
Dies: Go Kreate
Flowers & Lace: my crafty stash
 
Enjoy the rest of your evening and thank you for stopping by!
 
Hugs
Gina x

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Magnolia 'Tilda with Flowing Hair'

Good morning everyone,
 
I hope everyone in England and Wales is enjoying the bank holiday weekend!
 
Phil is away at the moment, it is very strange not having him here. I had planned to do lots of crafting, but I can’t settle to it, which is very annoying!
 
Anyway enough of my jibbering, I thought I would show a card I made recently using Tilda with Flowing hair and Shabby Chic Fence.  I have coloured her with Copics and Prisma pencils and added some of the lovely frantage to the scene.
The yummy embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl



 Copics I used:
Skin: E31. E21, E00, E000, R20
Dress & Shoes: R83, R81, RV000
Basket: E37, E35, E33, E31
Fence: E43, E42, E40
Grass: YG99, YG95, YG91
 
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Flowing Hair & Shabby Chic Fence
Dies: Go Kreate, Joy
 
Embellishments:
 
I am off to do a bit of retail therapy and hopefully settle down to some crafting this afternoon.
 
Take care and thank you for visiting me.
 
Hugs
Gina x

Thursday, 2 May 2013

New challenge Marvelous Magnolia

Good afternoon everyone,
 
It is time for a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia and the fab theme this week is
pearls and lace (right up my street).
 
I have chosen to use the beautiful ‘Tilda with Love’ and have coloured her with
Copic markers and Prisma Pencils. I have added some pearls around the outside
of the image and attached some to the bow which is made from lace.
 
Our sponsor this week is Crimson Cloud If you have a chance, please pop over and
have a look at my fabulous teamies creations. It would be wonderful if you could
 join us in our challenge, I look forward to seeing your wonderful designs.

 
Copics I used:
Skin: E31, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E57, E43, E53, E51
Dress & Bows: R83, R81, RV000
Flower: E42, E41, E40, R85, R83, R81, RV000
Shoes: E43, E42, E41, E40
Pencils: Burnt Ochre, Dark Umber, Tuscan Red, Black

 Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Love
Dies: Go Kreate, Spellbinders, agnolia DooHickeys
The following embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl:
Box Pleated Satin
Cheesecloth
Memo Pin
Everything else is from my crafty stash
                          
Take care, thanks for visiting  and see you soon.
 
Hugs
Gina x