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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Inspirational card - Dreamerland Crafts - My Perfect Buddy

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and had a wonderful weekend.

This morning I am sharing an inspirational card using one of the new release Dreamerland Crafts stamps called 'My Perfect Buddy'. I am so in love with this stamp, you can also buy a coordinating die and stamp set to go with it. The stamp is made from red rubber and stamps out beautifully.

My Perfect BuddyCoordinating Die & Clear Stamp Package for Character Stamp D172012 My Perfect Buddy

I stamped the image with a Timber Brown Staz On ink pad onto Artistico extra white watercolour paper, coloured it with DI reinkers and die cut it with a circular die. The speckles around the outside of the image is white Frantage which has been heat set. For the pom pom on her hat, the fur on her boots and the lying snow I have sprinkled on some glamour dust. I then placed the circle on top of  an Ice Crystal Frame by Amy Design.

To create the circular shape of the card I used a Spellbinders circular die which I cut with white card and then with Maja papers which I edged with white Gesso paint.

The pink rose, beaded stamens and pine cones and square pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl, the rest of the flowers and berries are from my stash. I have sprinkled some Twinklets onto the flowers,  pine cones and die cut sprawling ferns which is a magnolia doohickeys die.

The sentiment and hearts are from the coordinating die and stamp set.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Coat, Boots and Hat: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Dress and Scarf: Iced Spruce
Flower: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot

Bear:
Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick, Iced Spruce

Well that's all from me for now.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 24 November 2017

New challenge at Fussy or Fancy - Tilda with Christmas Lamp

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have had a good week and it's Friday yay!!!!

This morning we have a new challenge starting at Fussy and Fancy and our lovely Tone is hosting this challenge and has chosen the theme:

Blue and Brown/Beige Winter

I made another Christmas card using a couple of the older Maggies. This is Tilda with Christmas Lamp and Jingle Bell Rudolph. As always I have coloured the images with DI reinkers.

The lovely papers are from the latest Maja collection 'Joyous Winter Days' and I've painted some white gesso around the edges. I've also added gesso to the ice crystal and pine branches.

The pearl trim, pearl string, lace, jingle bell, blue twine, pine cones are from the Ribbon Girl.

The ice crystals are a Joy Crafts die and the pine branches have been cut from  a fantasy die. 

The 'Noel' sentiment is an LOTV stamp.

I thought a cinnamon stick which I found in my stash would make a nice brown embellishment.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat and Hat: Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Trousers: Gathered Twigs, Old Paper, Black Soot
Lamp: Frayed Burlap, Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade
Reindeer: Gathered Twigs, Old Paper, Stormy Sky, Hickory Smoke, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot.

The winner of our challenge will win an upcoming Guest Design spot.

Well that's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 19 November 2017

GDT card for Digi Doodles Studio - Holly Reindeer Hugs

Morning everyone,

Happy Sunday to you all, I hope you are going to have a lovely relaxing day!

This morning I am sharing my GDT card for Digi Doodles Studios

This little cutie is called Holly's Reindeer Hugs and was a real joy to colour. I have coloured her with DI distress reinkers, sprinkled some white frantage around the image and finished off with some ivory pearl string.

The shape of the easel card was made by cutting an oval extra large die (sorry I can't remember which make it is) and I've placed a Spellbinders 'Venise Lace' die cut over the top.

The loopy rings die cut underneath the flowers has been cut from a Memory Box die.

The beautiful guipure lace, flat lace bow, pearl cluster, hessian ribbon and the majority of the flowers are from the Ribbon Girl.

I have sprinkled some glamour dust on her hat and for the lying snow.

Links to most of the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on an image to be taken directly to the product.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress, Hat an Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Tights: Old Paper
Reindeer: Gathered Twigs, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Frayed Burlap
Holly: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Aged Mahogany, Barn Door
Christmas Tree: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed

Dina has loads of fabulous images in her shop, so pop on over and see if anything takes your fancy.

There is also a monthly 'Anything Goes' challenge running in our FB group which you can find here. All you have to do to enter is to make a project using a Digi Doodles image and upload it to the FB group. The chosen winner will feature on the Digi Doodle Studios blog and win an image of their choice.

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Reminder Card for the Paradise of Stamps - Edwardian Christmas

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well.

I am just popping in to share a reminder card for the current 'Vintage' challenge at the 

I stamped up an LOTV stamp called 'Edwardian Christmas' with timber brown Stazon ink onto Artistico extra white watercolour paper and coloured the image with distress reinkers. I have sprinkled some glamour dust onto the fur muff.

The winter fun border die on the left hand side has been cut twice to give dimension in brown card and I've painted the edges with white gesso. 

The holly leaves  have been cut from Joy Crafts die and the twinkling stars from an Yvonne Creations die in brown card and also edged with white gesso.

Just peeping out from the right hand side of the image is a die cut stitched border from a Poppy Stamps die called pretty stitches. The circular wreath on the bottom left hand side has been cut from a Rosy Dot die.

The flowers are a mixture of my own and some are from the Ribbon Girl, links are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product. The lace can also be purhased from the Ribbon Girl.

Finally, I've draped some pearl string around the image, this can be bought from the Ribbon Girl.The jingle bells attached to the centre of the ribbon bow are also available at the Ribbon Girl.

DI List:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, 
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Hat: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Red Bow: Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Black Soot
Holly: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 12 November 2017

New Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and enjoying your weekend. 

It's time for a new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia and for the next four weeks the challenge is:

Pearls, Gems or Sparkle
(its time to get your glitter, sparkly embellishments or pearls out or if you are feeling daring use all three)

I reached deep into my Maggie stamp box and pulled out this cutie called 'Tilda with Tag Gifts' and coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

The shape was cut from a Go Kreate die and the papers are from Heartfelt Creations paper pad called Frosty Blanket, they are a lovely rich burgundy and mixture of burgundy and green and I've painted on some white gesso around the edges.

Around the edge of the image I have sprinkled some white frantage and finished off with some white pearl string. 

Along the right hand side of the image I have placed a mistletoe die cut which has been cut from a Magnolia Doohickey die.

The flowers are a mixture of roses, silver berries, pine cones and white meadow spray and I painted some white gesso around the edges of the petals and on the pine cones.

I have cut the banner die from a Joy Crafts die and the sentiment has been stamped with the co-ordintating stamp which I have heat embossed in silver embossing powder.

The white gathered lace, ribbon and snowflake charm are from my stash.

Where possible I have put the 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: Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Stormy Sky, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Boots: Hickory Smoke
Gifts: Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Shabby Shutters, Hickory Smoke, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Black Soot

Our fabulous sponsor this time round is:



Noor Design UK is a family run business and was formed in October 2014 carrying the full collection of Joycraft Dies.  In January of this year we expanded our range to make Noor Design UK your one stop craft shop.  We now carry a vast collection of Papers by Maja Design, Pion Design, Craft and You, Lemoncraft and Studio Light.  Rubber Stamps from Magnolia, LDRS Creative, Wild Rose Studio and Whimsy Stamps.  A varied selection of Flowers, Laces and embellishments as well as mixed media products.  We run workshops for colouring  and card making/3D projects and recently brought Noor Design UK to Alexandra Palace.

Well that's it from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 5 November 2017

New Challenge at the Ribbon Girl - Christmas Eve Tilda

Happy Sunday morning to you all,

I hope you have had a fabulous week and are enjoying a relaxing weekend.

I went to the NEC yesterday, all on my own, yep billy no mates this time, but I really did have  fabulous day. I enjoyed visiting all the various craft stands, but most of all I had a superb time mooching around the art section and watching some demonstrations.  I just wish I had more time to play!

Enough of my waffling as we have a new card challenge at the Ribbon Girl today.

I have chosen to colour up an older Maggie called 'Christmas Eve Tilda. I coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

The ice crystals down the left hand side and on the right hand side of the card are Joy Crafts dies which I have cut in brown card and painted some white gesso around the edges.

All the fabulous flowers, jingle bells, bronze Christmas stocking charm, pearl string, ribbon, lace and pearl diamante embellishment are from the Ribbon Girl. Links to the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on  picture to be taken directly to the product.

DI List:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Hickory Smoke
Hat: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Present: Pumice Stone, Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Black Soot
Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

We have THREE generous prizes to give away to the randomly selected winners:

First Prize:
 Papers from Maja Design. Vintage Autumn 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics 6x6 Paper Pad 648


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 the rest of your Sunday.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia - Winter Skating Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all having a good week.

Today we have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia and our theme is a super easy one:

'Anything Goes'

This gorgeous older Maggie is called 'Winter Skating Tilda' which I have masked with Winter Bench. For a change I've gone for a monochrome effect. In other words I have coloured her in the same colour (Walnut Stain), but just added a bit of black soot here and there. Around the outside of the image is some frantage and I've sprinkled some glamour dust onto the seat of the bench and also for the lying snow.

The snowflake border die has been cut from a Sizzix die and the snowflake is chipboard piece which I have covered with Twinklets. 

The beautiful magnolia flower, pine cones, ivory berries, pearl trim, lace and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:

Image and Bench: Walnut Stain, Black Soot

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx