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Friday, 30 October 2015

New Challenge - Fussy and Fancy - Flowers

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a great week.  School is on an autumn break this week. Phil and I went away for a few days to Wales, on Tuesday it rained pretty much  all day, but Wednesday was glorious, we were supposed to going for two nights but ended up cutting it short, as more heavy rain was forecast for Thursday, which was a real shame, anyway today I will spending most of the day in my craft room, you can't ask for more than that!.

 Today, I am sharing a card I made for the new challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Our theme is 'Flowers', well that gave me another chance to make another Christmas card yay!!

This is Christmas Candle Tilda, I think she is so sweet, and I've used DI re-inkers to colour her.

I am sure you have gathered by now as I use them a lot, but the snow crystals are my favourite Christmas die, they are by Joy and available at Noor Design U.K.  The fern leaves are an old Magnolia die. For the sentiment I used another of the Joy dies and the text is from a Joy stamp set. The ribbon, pearls, pearl string, tulle lace, flowers and charm are from my stash. 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, Antique Linen
Coat: Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick
Boots: Gathered Twigs
Candle: Old Paper, Gathered Twigs, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany


Our two sponsors for this two weekly challenge are:



That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 25 October 2015

We are back - New challenge - Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a good weekend and are having some crafty time too.

I am popping in today to share my card for a new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia. We have been away for a while, but are now back and raring to go following our summer break. We hope you will pop over and join us.

To start us off, our challenge is the very popular 'Anything Goes'.

I have coloured up the gorgeous Free Spirit Tilda and opted for a vintage style. The papers are from the Sweet Paris  Dovecraft paper pad. Along the top edge I've cut coordinating papers using a Magnolia Celebration Lace Swag die and placed some Ivory Square Pearl trim along the bottom.The leaves are cut from a Joy die from Noor Design U.K. and the swirl has been cut from  an old Magnolia die. All the beautiful embellishments 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, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Shoes: Gathered Twigs
Flower: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is:

I would like to send a big crafty wave to my new followers, thank you so much for following me and thank you to everyone that takes the time to leave me a comment,I love reading them.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Rowan Fairy

Hi everyone,

I hope your week is going well. Just one more day until the end of term, yay I am looking forward to having some rest and relaxation time,  we may even go away for a few days next week as long as rain isn't forecast.

I just thought I would pop in to share a card I made back in the summer using the lovely Rowan Fairy by Whimsy Stamps or she can be found here as a digi stamp . She is coloured with DI reinkers, the colours are listed below the picture. 

The lovely lush papers are from the Berry Sweet paper pad from Noor Design U.K, you may have guessed, but my favourite thing at the moment is to edge the papers with structure paste. The 8 point, tag, and one of the leaf dies are also from Noor Design U.K. The fern style leaf is cut from a Sizzix die. The lace is from the Ribbon Girl. Everything else is from my stash. Where possible I have listed the materials below, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Top/Fruit: Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick
Trousers: Hickory Smoke
Leaves: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Wings: Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

That's it from  me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Monday, 19 October 2015

New Challenge - Marvelous Magnolia - Puppy Love Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a fab weekend, it was pretty much the usual for me, housework and I managed to spend some crafting too. I have more week at work before we break for half term and it can't come soon enough, it has been a very hectic first term.

Anyway, today we have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia and this time we would like your creations containing 'No Fall/Autumn colours'.

Well this was a great opportunity for me to make another Christmas card. I've coloured up the lovely 'Puppy Love Tilda' with DI re-inkers and sprinkled some white frantage around the image.

 The shape was cut from a Go Kreate die.The dies are by Joy Craft which I have purchased from Noor Design U.K. The papers are by Maja and have been edged with structure paste. The lace is from the Ribbon Girl. The sentiment is a Whimsy stamp. The cinnamon sticks, charm, pearls, snowballs, ribbon and flowers are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Boots: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar
Parcel: Weathered Wood

Our lovely sponsor this time round is Live & Love Crafts.

Well that's it from me today, have a lovely week.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 18 October 2015

New Colour Challenge - Ribbon Girl - Whimsy Winter Fairy

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are  having a lovely  weekend and perhaps enjoying some crafty time, it is certainly  a bit chillier now.

This morning we have a new colour challenge at Ribbon Girl and we would like to see your beautiful creations using 'Pastel Colours'.

I opted to make another Christmas card as I love making them. I have coloured up a Whimsy stamp called Winter Fairy with DI Re-inkers, the colours are listed below. I've sprinkled some glamour dust on her fur and for the lying snow and added some Star Dust stickles to her wings.  Along the left hand side I have cut my favourite ice crystal edge die and laid some separate ice crystals on top, finishing them off with a pearl which I've taken from a strand of 6mm White Pearl string. The ice crystals were cut in white card and I sprinkled some blue frantage over them to make the dusky blue colour. The roses and carnation have been sprinkled with twinklets which gives them a twinkly/frosty look. All the stunning embellishments are from 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
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat and Boots: Weathered Wood
Gloves and Ear Muffs: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar
Wings: Weathered Wood, Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar
Bird: Weathered Wood, Worn Lipstick
Leaves: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Berries: Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick

On lucky randomly picked winner will receive a lovely gift from Marianne Design and 



to spend in their lovely online shop.

That's it from me today.

Enjoy whats left of your weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

I would like to enter this card into:
Whimsy Challenge Anything Goes or Halloween


Thursday, 15 October 2015

GDT card - The Paper Nest Dolls - Christmas Angel Avery

Good morning everyone,

I hope your week is going well, it's nearly the weekend!!

I  am just popping in quickly with a GDT for the Paper Nest Dolls.

This is Christmas Angel Avery. I have coloured her mostly with DI reinkers and added some star Dust stickles to her wings to give them some sparkle.

I cut the shaped using  a Go Kreate die and the papers are from the Nordic Christmas paper pad, by First Edition, I have also added some structure paste around the edges of the paper. Tucked underneath the second layer is some cheese cloth from the Ribbon Girl.

I have sprinkled twinklets over the roses, which gives them a lovely frosty feel. The swirl is cut from a Joy die from Noor Design U.K, but everything else is from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Top, Shoes and Bow: Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick
Leaves and Mistletoe: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Wings: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx