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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Paper Nest Dolls are coming to the U.K.

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful week, this is my final week at school as we breakup on Friday😊

I am super excited today as the Paper Nest Dolls are coming to the U.K., well Christine won't be here, but her dolls will be.

They are making their debut on Hochanda today. There are two shows one at 11.00 a.m.and the second at 4.00 p.m.

You can catch catch the shows on the following channels:

Sky 663, Freeview 85, Freesat 817

When Christine asked me to make a card for the show, it didn't even take a milli second for me to answer, I was thrilled to be asked.

This is the card I made. This gorgeous doll is called 'Birthday Princess Ellie' and I have coloured her with DI reinkers and I've added some Star Dust stickles to her crown to give some sparkle.

The papers are by Maja from the Vintage Romance collection, which I have edged with white gesso. 

The beautiful flower die on the left hand side, the corner and the butterflies are Joy Crafts dies.

I've punched  a strip of white card using a Martha Stewart paper punch and placed it underneath the left hand side of the image and placed some pearl flower trim on top.

The pink rose, paper, pearl gems and pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

On the base of the card I have added some lace and flower pearl trim. I stamped the sentiment onto an oval die cut, added some foam pads and placed it on the base of the card

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Bows: Weathered Wood
Crown: Wild Honey
Socks: Hickory Smoke
Cake: Frayed Burlap, Spun Sugar

Well that's it from me today,

I hope you can catch the shows.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Market Tilda with Fruits

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and having a good week!

I am popping in to share a card I made using one of the new Tildas from the latest collection. This little cutie is called Market Tilda with Fruits.

I stamped her onto a Spellbinders oval die with Stazon Timber Brown ink onto Artistico 300 gsm water colour paper and  coloured her with DI reinkers, finishing off with some white pearl string and finally mounting her onto a Joy Crafts Flower Frame oval die.

The shape of the card is cut from a Go Kreate die and the papers are from the Maja Sofieou paper pad.

The die peeing out of the left top corner is a Fantasy die and the die peeing out from underneath the layers and the butterflies have been cut from Joy Crafts die.

The sentiment is from an Altnew set of stamps.

Underneath the image I have placed some cheesecloth.  

The leaves have also been cut from Joy Craft dies and the flowers and lace are from my stash.

The papers pad, cheesecloth and square pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage
Boots, Top and Hat: Victorian Velvet
Box: Gathered Twigs
Fruit: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in and a big crafty wave to my new followers, thank you so much for following me.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 7 July 2017

New Challenge Fussy and Fancy - Annabel Texting

Good morning to you all,

I am just popping in to share I card I have made for the new challenge at Fussy and Fancy and the theme this time round is: 

'Celebration'

I have coloured up one of my favourite LOTV stamps called 'Annabel Texting', I think this image is perfect for a teenager.

I have coloured her with DI reinkers and added a sprinkle of frantage around the outside of the image.

The papers are by Maja from the Summer Basics collection  and are called 1923.

The fabulous butterfly corner by Joy Crafts is making an appearance again, it cuts so beautifully and is just perfect to slip under a layer. The leaves and butterflies are also cut from Joy dies.

I cut the banner shape with a Joy Crafts Banner die onto some coordinating paper and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Best Wishes English  Banner Text stamp with Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder over, heat set it and added a couple of pearl gems.

The lace, phone charm and flowers are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Pumice Stone
Jumper: Old Paper, Victorian Velvet
Phone: Victorian Velvet, Old Paper
Boots: Victorian Velvet

The winner of the challenge will join us as a GDT in an upcoming challenge.

I am so sorry that the links to the materials I have used are not at the bottom of this post, but Inlinkz have moved to LinkDeli and I am having a few teething problems which I hope to have sorted very soon.

That's it from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 2 July 2017

New Card Challenge at the Ribbon Girl - Summer Wedding Tilda

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and the sun is shining for you.

Today is the start of the card challenge at the Ribbon Girl. As always the theme is 'Anything Goes' as long as it is a card, any shape, with or without an image.

  I opted to make a shaker card as the Ribbon Girl are now selling some beautiful shaker selections.

The pretty papers are by Lemoncraft called Tiny Miracles, and as you can see are very versatile.  

I made the shaker element using a small circular spellbinder die and placed the gorgeous doily chipboard shape over the top and added some pearl string around the centre.

The aqua and pink flowers are ballerina blossoms and are absolutely gorgeous. I tucked some pale pink smooth berries and beaded stamens just underneath the blossoms.

The two tags have been cut in the same paper and I've added some lace bows.

Along the bottom I have placed some gathered frilled tulle trim and added some double row pearl trim along the top.

The double bow is made from tulip pink seam binding finishing off with a pink crystal and diamante embellishment.

The image is a Magnolia stamp called Summer Wedding Tilda which I have coloured with DI reinkers.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Boots: Victorian Velvet
Flowers: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters

We have three fabulous sponsors for this challenge:

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


Well that's it from me today.

Enjoy whatever you are doing today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Saturday, 1 July 2017

New Challenge Marvelous Magnolia - Tilda with Dotted Boots

Hi everyone,

Well here we are the 1st July, this year is certainly whizzing by! Its only 3 weeks until we break up for the summer holidays, not that I'm counting lol😊

We have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia today and our theme this month is 

Summer

I have coloured up Tilda with Dotted Boots and masked her with the Barbed Wire background stamp. She has been painted with DI reinkers.

I stamped her on to Joy Oval die cut finishing off with some pearl string.

The papers (which I have mostly covered up) are from a very pretty paper  pad by Maja called Sofriero.
I have used oodles of lace from the Ribbon Girl, links can be found a the bottom of this post.

The flowers are a mixture from my own craft stash and the Ribbon Girl.

The butteries are also a Joy die cut, which I have cut twice in coordinating papers. 

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Top and Headband: Victorian Velvet
Trousers: Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage
Boots: Victorian Velvet, Pumice Stone
Basket of Flowers: Gathered Twigs, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage
Fence Post: Gathered Twigs
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

The sponsor for our challenge is:

I am Roses

and the winner of the challenge will win a GDT spot for an upcoming challenge.

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Whimsy 'Dolly'

Good morning everyone,

I am just popping in to share a card I made using the beautiful Whimsy stamp called 'Dolly'.

I have painted this cute lady with DI reinkers.

I cut the shape using a Go Create die. The papers are by Pion called Ornament which have been painted with white gesso around the edges.

Peeping out of the top is  a white paper doily.

Underneath the image I have placed some cheesecloth which is from the Ribbon Girl. The straws and flowers, shabby chic swirl, lace and silver bird cage charm are my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat: Iced Spruce, Black Soot
Dress: Old Paper, Victorian Velvet
Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot, Shabby Shutters
Flower Pot: Frayed Burlap

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 25 June 2017

New Challenge at LHOSM - Forget Me Knot Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope your weekend is going well and if it's not then I am sending you a big hug, I need one a bit myself at the moment.

This afternoon we have new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia and our theme is an easy peasy one of:

Anything Goes

I have coloured up an old stamp called Forget Me Knot Tilda and masked her with Shabby Chic Fence.

I know you can't really see the papers but they are by Anna Marie Designs called Blissful Teal and they are lush!

That butterfly corner by Joy Crafts has popped up again, I so love it! and the die on the left hand side is also by Joy Crafts

The gorgeous wooden fence was a gift from a lovely crafty friend, and the tassel is cut from a Marianne die.

Most of the embellishments are from my stash, but where I can I have put links to them at the bottom of this post.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Shoes: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Forget Me Knot Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany
Fence: Hickory Smoke
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

The fabulous Noor Design are sponsoring us this month, you could win:

to spend in Tracy's on line shop.

Well that's it from me today, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Ribbon Girl Inspiration Card - Tilda Loves Flowers

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well. Sorry I have been MIA this week, but is has been too hot to do anything. I haven't even crafted, thankfully the much cooler weather has arrived, but now I've lost my mojo, I hope it returns quickly!

I thought I would share  an inspirational  card I made recently using an older Maggie called Tilda Loves Flowers, I never tire of this stamp

I have coloured her with DI reinkers, sprinkled some frantage around the image and added some star dust stickles to her socks.

The butterflies on the edge are cut from a Joy die twice, once in white card and the second time in coordinating papers.

The papers are by Pion called White Wedding. I have painted some white gesso on the edges.

The butterflies tucked behind the image is another Joy die and this one is a corner die, which tucks perfectly behind things. I think I will use this  a lot, so apologies in advance.

The beautiful flowers, lace, pearl gems and lace are all from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs
Dress: Pumice Stone, Crushed Olive
Shoes: Victorian Velvet.
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx