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Friday, 18 May 2018

New challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Polkadoodles Shoes, Shoes Shoes

Hi everyone,

It's time for a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Our lovely Jo is hosting this challenge and she has chosen the theme of:

Favourite Florals

I have coloured up another of my Polkadoodles stamps which I recently bought at Ally Pally. This gorgeous stamp is called Shoes, Shoes Shoes. I have coloured her with DI reinkers and added some white spots to her dress with my signo gel pen.


Peeping out of the top of the card is a paper doily. The die on the left hand side of the page is a Joy Crafts Circles and Flowers die and the heart die is a Fantasy die.


The gorgeous white organza spot ribbon, lace, pearl trim, silver glitter embellishment and flowers are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Dress and Shoe Stand: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Bows and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

The winner of this challenge will win a Guest Design spot for an upcoming challenge.

Thank you for popping in.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Tilda with Hellebores

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a good week so far.

I made this card recently which is full of  beautiful goodies from the Ribbon Girl.

I stamped out another of my older Maggies, this one is  called Tilda with Hellebores, its another of my favourite images.  I have coloured her with DI reinkers in two of my favourite colour combos brown and pink and added some pink frantage around the outside. Once stamped I cut the oval shape with a Spellbinders oval die and added some ivory pearl string around the outside, then mounted the die cut onto a Joy Crafts die.

The butterfly border and butterflies are also Joy Crafts dies.

The flowers, gorgeous organza spot ribbon, pearl and diamante embellishment, loopy trim, lace, flowers, twine, pearl string, pearl trim and  beautiful pink heart applique are all from the Ribbon Girl. Links 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, Picked Raspberry
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Boots: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Hellebores: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany

Don't forget the current theme at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia is an easy peasy 'Anything Goes'. There are also some amazing exclusive offers up for grabs, just for LHOSM followers.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Tilda with Spring Flowers

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a good weekend. It has been lovely and sunny here today.

I am popping in to share a shaker card I made recently.

I stamped up this sweet Tilda called Tilda with Spring Flowers and added some pink and ivory sequins for the shaker element which were a gift from a lovely crafting friend. 

I stamped Tilda onto some Artiostico extra white watercolour paper with timber brown staz on ink and coloured her with DI reinkers. The final step was to sprinkle some pink frantage around the outside of the image and heat set it with a heat gun, before adding the sequins and acetate.

The shape of the card has been cut with a Go Kreate Flower die and the papers are by Maja from the Celebration collection which I have edged with white gesso.

The die cuts I have used on this card are cut from Joy Crafts and Fantasy dies.

Most of the beautiful flowers, ribbon, pearl trim and pearl and diamante flower are from the 

 DI list
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Dress: Victorian Velvet
Flowers: Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 11 May 2018

Tilda Binding Flowers

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday, I hope you have all had a good week.

I'm just popping in to share a card I made last week.

I have coloured up Tilda Binding Flowers with distress ink reinkers.

The shape of  the card has been cut with a Gummiapan postage nesting set of dies. The papers are by Maja and I've painted the edges with white gesso.

The pretty die down the left hand side has been cut with a LDRS Victorian Border die. The butterflies and french lilies on the right hand side are Joy Craft dies.

The beautiful flowers, lace, ribbon, pearl string, pearl and diamante flower embellishment and pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Shoes: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot

That's all from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Monday, 7 May 2018

Sending Wishes

Hi everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the extended weekend if you are in the U.K. Crikey it was glorious weather, if a little too hot for me. It was a fairly relaxing weekend. Phil and I went on a 7.5 mile bike ride this morning, but that was early before it became too hot. The rest of time I was either in my craft room or sat in the shade doing some crocheting.

I am popping in to share another Polkadoodles card, I am really enjoying colouring up these cute images. This gorgeous stamp is called 'Sending Wishes'.

I painted the image with DI reinkers and wanted the colour to be quite soft.

The flowers in the two corners, the postcard and the postage stamps are from a Stempelglede 'Postcard from Paris' set of stamps. Tucked underneath the postage card is a Fantasy doily die cut. The birch leaves are also cut from a Fantasy die.

The small pink envelope has been cut from a Woodware punch.

The lace, silver butterfly and pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl. The pink organza ribbon is from my stash, but the RG have lots of beautiful ribbons to choose from.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress, Shoes and Bows: Victorian Velvet
Envelope: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

I am entering this card into the Polkadoodles Crafting challenge

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Good morning,

Today we have a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and the challenge for this month is .....

Clean and Simple or Fussy and Fancy.

Well you know which one I picked, yes Fussy and Fancy, lol.

We were very lucky to be given an image to use by our sponsor........



This little sweetie is called 'Freshly Harvested'. I have coloured her with DI reinkers and added some white spots to her head scarf with my Signo gel Pen.

I cut the the butterflies and spade with Joy Crafts dies and the birch leaves have been cut from  a Fantasy die.

The pearl string, pearl trim, lace, cheesecloth and some of the flowers are from the Ribbon Girl

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered twigs, Walnut Stain,
Top and Flip Flops: Victorian Velvet
Shorts & Headscarf: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Basket: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters,
Soil: Gathered Twigs

As I said earlier in the post, our sponsor for this challenge is ....

The Paper Shelter



The lucky winner of this challenge will win THREE  digi images of their choice.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope your week is off to a good start.

Today we have a new challenge beginning at Marvelous Magnolia and the theme is 

Anything Goes

I have coloured up Tilda with Heartphone and coloured her with distress reinkers.

The shape of the card has cut been with a rectangle die. I've then cut some bits and pieces from a LDRS set of dies called 'Clipped Together'.

The pink papers are by Magnolia and I've embossed some silver/grey card to compliment it.

The corner die is cut  from a set of four corners by Robert Addams.

The roses, pearl trim, lace smooth and beaded stamens are from the Ribbon Girl.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Top, Hairband, Phone and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Trousers and Phone: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

My teamies have made some beautiful creations, pop over and have a peek if you have a mo.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 29 April 2018

New Challenge at LHOSM - Country Girl Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Today we have a new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia. Our easy peasy theme for the next four weeks is....

Anything Goes

I have coloured up Country Girl Tilda and masked her with Happy Swing and Swing Branch. The background scene I painted myself.

I made the shape of the card by cutting a Presscut rectangle die.

The paper is by Magnolia, I've had it in my stash for ages, but never wanted to use it lol. I have painted white gesso around the edges.

The dies peeping out on the left and right hand side and the butterflies are Joy Crafts dies.

The lace, ribbon and flowers are from mys own crafty stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Victorian Velvet
Top: Hickory ~Smoke
Shoes: Pumice Stone

Tree Branch: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Swing: Walnut Stain, Black Soot

Background: A range of watercolour paints.

Our lovely sponsor for his challenge is:

Suha is once again offering some amazing discounts just for the LHOSM challenge blog.


She has the new collections Class Trip including the new Suitcase die and the Fixer Upper collection in stock:

Suha is offering the following discounts just for LHOSM followers:

·         10% off everything including kits, there are a couple of Vol. 19 left.

        Use: TILDA10 at checkout. Valid to 5 May 18. Minimum purchase £20.
   ·         £1 off each stamp and die added to cart use FEELGOOD at checkout.
The feelgood discount works for FIXER UPPER and CLASS TRIP:
http://shop.swedishhousecrafts.co.uk/products/designer/magnolia-stamps/collections/2018/2018-class-trip/
http://shop.swedishhousecrafts.co.uk/products/designer/magnolia-stamps/collections/2018/2018-fixer-upper/

The Fixer Upper complete collection for already discounted price. If you use Tilda10 at checkout you will get even another 10% discount. 
http://shop.swedishhousecrafts.co.uk/fixer-upper-complete-collection/

TIP:  Check which is greater discount for you to enjoy

Zodiac Collection:
If anyone is interested in the complete collection (12 stamps), Suha taking reservations without payment, but complete commitment. When she has enough orders, she can then place one big order. The price for one complete collection of 2014-Zodiac (12 stamps) is £89.00 excl. VAT (£106.80 incl. VAT) depending on where you are in the world is. This is not available in the shop but by email reservation. Just let us know if you are interested and once we have a minimum of 3 orders, Suha will order them, at this point she will require half of the payment and the following half when the shipment is ready to send, this is a special offer for the LHOSM followers only.  

http://shop.swedishhousecrafts.co.uk/products/designer/magnolia-stamps/collections/2009-2014/2014-zodiac/

If there are any other collections that you are interested in as complete collection from older collections, Suha is happy to get them and offer them at a very good price, but there has to be a minimum of 3 CC orders. 

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx


Friday, 20 April 2018

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Winnie Fairy Sparkle

Good morning,

Wow, what gorgeous weather we have had here in the south of the U.K. this week. I hope you have had a good week, just a few more hours and it will be the weekend yay!

We have a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy today and its my turn to host for the next couple of weeks, so I have chosen the theme....

Add a Die Cut

I was very lucky to go to Ally Pally a couple of weeks ago and bought a few Polkadoodles stamps to try out as well as a few other things:)

This little sweetie is called 'Winnie Fairy Sparkle' and I have coloured her with distress reinkers. I added a small amount of frantage around the outside of the image and some stardust stickles to her wand.

You can just about make out some cheesecloth which I've placed underneath the image.

I've cut a few new dies which I also bought at Ally Pally.On the left hand side is a LDRS crown glory border die. The corner die comes in a pack of four by Robert Addams and the die peeping out underneath the flowers on the right hand side is a Fantasy die. The butterfly is an old  Joy Crafts die.

 The flowers, pearl string,  lace and ribbon are from my crafty stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany
Wings: Weathered Wood
Teddy: Gathered Twigs
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood

The winner  will join us in an upcoming challenge.

That's all from me today.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

I would like to enter this card into the
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Midway post - Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. What fabulous weather we had yesterday, I managed to spend a bit of time tidying up the garden.  We are still decorating, but I think it will be finished by the end of next week.

Today I am joining in with the mid-way post at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia.

Our current challenge is .....
Spring Flowers

On this card, the roses are my spring flowers, you would think they are a summer flower, but you do get species that bloom in spring.

This Maggie is another of my older stamps and she is called 'Sneaky Tilda'. 

I stamped her onto a some Artistico extra white watercolour card and cut her with a Spellbinder oval die. Once she was coloured with distress reinkers, I mounted her onto a Joy Crafts die cut and added some pearl string.

The die cuts on the left and right hand side of the card are by Joy Crafts and Little Darlings

I made the butterfly out of air dry clay and a mould and added some pearl trim along the centre.

The flowers, lace, ribbon bow and bronze butterfly charm are from my crafty stash.

The furry bon bon (just above the pink and brown roses on the left hand side of the card) is from Noor Design U.K (Crafteezee).

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Bow:Victorian Velvet, Gathered Twigs
Shoes: Gathered Twigs

Our sponsor for this challenge is:



That's all from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Tilda with Little Pocket

Good morning,

I hope you are all well. You wouldn't' believe it is Spring, we have had so much rain lately. Its a busy time here as we are decorating the hall. The good thing about my hubby is once he sets his mind to something he really cracks on with it. The worst part of it is out of the way now, we have finished stripping the old wall paper, the ceilings and coveings are painted and he has started hanging the wallpaper.

I thought I would pop in to share a card I made for fun. I have been practicing my drawing skills and had another go at a background scene using various watercolour paints. Tilda has been coloured with distress reinkers.

This gorgeous Tilda is called 'Tilda with Little Pocket' another old stamp, I am not so keen on the  new stamps that Magnolia are bringing out at the moment.

The shape of the card has been cut with a Presscut die and the papers have been edged with white gesso.

The pretty die cut peeping out of the left hand side is a Fantasy die and the on the right is a Joy Crafts die. At the top of the card is a Marianne corner die which has been cut in coordinating paper and I've placed a peal gem in the centre.

The beautiful flowers, lace, pearl string, sparkle ribbon and pearl and diamante flower embellishment are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Clothes: Victorian Velvet, Black soot
Shoes: Gathered Twigs
Flowers: Milled Lavender, Victorian Velvet, Forest moss, Shabby Shutters

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations - Feeling Good

Good morning,

We have a new challenge at Creative Inspirations today and our theme is .......

Springtime

I have coloured up a Dreamerland crafts stamp called 'Feeling Good' with distress reinkers.   Dreamerland Crafts have just released their new spring stamps, including a range of mixed stamps and  they have released this stamp which comes with some stamps to enable you to  design your own background.

Mix & Match clear stamp set M18304

The cherry blossom tree I drew myself and painted it with watercolour paints.

The papers are by Anna Marie called Blissful Green.

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

Di list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Girl
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Victorian Velvet
Boy
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Shirt and Shoes: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Trousers: Hickory Smoke
Bike: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Tree and Bushes: mixture of watercolour paints.

Our fabulous sponsor for this month is 


and they are giving away a very generous £20 voucher as a prize.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Monday, 2 April 2018

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia - Tilda with Spitz Pocket


If you a re looking for the Whoopsi Daisy post, please scroll down.

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Hi everyone,

I am a little late with this post, but as I already had two posts go out yesterday, I thought I would spread it out a bit.

This card is for the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Marvelous Magnolia.

I have coloured up Tilda with Spitz Pocket and masked her with Tulip Wheelbarrow, both are fairly old stamps with DI reinkers.

The shape of the card has been cut with a Go Kreate Frilly #6 die.

The papers are by Maja from the 'Celebration' collection.

The dies I have used on this card are a mixture of Joy Crafts and Fantasy.

Most of the flowers, lace, crystal, ribbon, pearl trim, silver glitter and pale pink crystal and diamante embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Wheelbarrow: Gathered Twigs
Tulips: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Black Soot, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

GD card for Whoopsi Daisy

Good morning everyone,

Happy Easter Monday!

I hope you are enjoying your extended weekend and maybe getting in some crafty time as well as eating chocolate lol.

Last month, Linnie from Whoopsi Daisy Designs  asked me if I would do a GD spot for her, of course I couldn't resist.  

This morning a new challenge begins over here where the winner gets to choose FOUR images and will be invited to join the DT for a month as their Guest Designer.

This beautiful lady is from the 'Cute as a Button' CD which has oodles of gorgeous  images, pre-coloured and black and white, papers and extras.

I have coloured her with distress ink reinkers in my favourite colour of pink.

The shape of the card has been cut with a rectangle Crealies die.

The butterfly edge die is Joy Crafts die which I have cute twice to give some dimension, once in white card and secondly in coordinating papers. 

I have also tucked a lovely view die under the image on the left hand side. The butterflies are also cut from a Joy Crafts die and I've added some white pearl trim along the centre.

The pink bow has been made out of luscious pink silk ribbon, which is absolutely gorgeous to work with and the pink rose, and the silver glitter embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Shoes: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Flowers: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Well that's all from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 1 April 2018

New Challenge at LHOSM - Mr and Mrs

Hi everyone,

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

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 We have a new challenge beginning at
 Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia today and the theme is the ever popular:

'Spring Flowers'.

I have coloured up a new Maggie (Mr and Mrs), well I've had a little while, but only just got around to colouring it up. So I was thinking of a 'Spring Wedding'. I haven't gone with the normal spring colours for this card, but roses, daisies and carnations do bloom from mid spring on wards.

I have coloured the images with distress reinkers and added speckles of  glitter to her dress, which doesn't show up in the pic and some stardust stickles to her crown.

The shape of the card has been cut with a hexagon shaped die. 

The papers are from a 12 x 12 paper pad called The Formal Affair paper stack, which I have machine stitched around the edges. As it's a wedding card, I have covered the smallest hexagon in white lace, on the top and base of the card,  which doesn't show up very well in the pic.

I have cut several dies on this card, Sizzix (Distressed Doily), Magnolia (So Wrapped Lovely Tag) (Little Darlings (Lovely View) and Lala Land (Heart Doily).

Where possible I have put links to the products 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
Bride
Dress and Veil: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Groom
Suit and Hat: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Bow Tie and Flower: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet
Shoes: Pumice Stone
Stones: Victorian Velvet, Hickory Smoke
Window: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is.....

Noor Design UK


You could win a voucher to buy some lovely goodies in Tracy's store.

Enjoy the rest of your Easter weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Challenge at the Ribbon Girl - Big Shoes To Fill

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the extended weekend break, I am one happy bunny as school has broken up for the Easter holidays, yippee two weeks off. I don't have much planned, we spent a lovely day with the boys yesterday and Phil is off this week so we will be out and about and the second week, I plan to relax, hopefully spending some time in my craft room.

I am thrilled to say that there is an Anything Goes challenge at the  Ribbon Girl today and Mary has invited me to join in.

I have coloured up a Dreamerland Crafts stamp called 'Big Shoes to Fill, I love this stamp.

I have coloured her with DI reinkers and added some white spots to her dress with my Signo gel pen.

The papers are by Maja from the Denim and Friends collection.

The shape of the card has been cut with the Gummiapan postage stamp nesting dies and I've edged the papers with white gesso.

The butterfly and heart shaped die are Joy Crafts dies.

The beautiful flowers, lace, organza ribbon and pearl and diamante  embellishment are from the Ribbon Girl. They don't have any of  gorgeous blue embellishment in stock at the moment, but it is available in other lovely colours. Links to the materials 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: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain,
Dress and Shoes: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Black Soot

There are two beautiful prizes, the first a £10 voucher kindly donated by  Nikky Hall from:

Polkadoodles


http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

Polkadoodles have lots of unique, fun, crafting dies, stamps, papers and printable downloads in their store.

The second  prize is a voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl store where you will find ribbons, lace, sparkly embellishments, pearls, buttons, flowers, appliques - in fact, everything you need to embellish your cards, layouts and craft projects


I will be back this afternoon.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 23 March 2018

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Daphne

Morning everyone,

Happy Friday, I hope you have all had a good week, mine has been busy as usual, but after today there are only four more days of school left before we break up for the Easter holidays.

Today begins a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Our lovely Darlene is hosting this challenge and has chosen the theme of:

'Spring Flowers'

I have coloured up a Whimsy stamped called Daphne with distress ink reinkers. I've added some Stardust Stickles to her wings to give them some sparkle. There are a few small pearls dotted around the image, finishing off with some white pearl string. 

The papers are from a Galeria  paper pad called 'As if in a Dream' and are a gorgeous lemon.

The doily has been cut with a Joy Crafts die.

Tucked behind the image is some cheese cloth.

Most of the flowers are from my own crafty stash.

The frosted berry, stamens, stardust stickles, cheese cloth, white pearl trim and  the diamante clear embellishment in the centre of the bow are from the 

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain,
Dress: Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Headband: Hickory Smoke
Wings: Weathered Wood, Scattered Straw
Daffodil and Flowers: Scattered Straw, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

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

My teamies have created some gorgeous cards, pop over if you have time to have a peek.

That's all from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Country Girl Tilda

Hi everyone,

I'm just popping in quickly to share another card I made recently.

The cute Tilda is called 'Country Girl Tilda' and I've masked her with a very old stamp which I think is called Flower with Post. I have coloured the images with distress reinkers and changed the flowers to look like lupines.

The dies I have cut are a mixture of Joy Crafts, Magnolia and Fantasy, where possible I have added the links at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.

Most of the beautiful flowers, lace and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.


Di List:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Blouse: Victorian Velvet
Post: Hickory Smoke, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Flowers: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot

 I have also dotted some white spots here and there around the flowers with my Signo gel pen.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Monday, 19 March 2018

Tilda with Hanging Rabbit

 Good morning everyone,

From a snowy south of England. Don't shout at me but I love the snow, there is nothing better than wrapping up and getting out and having a long walk  everything looks so pretty, but I do hate the disruption it causes.

I thought I would pop in to share another card I have made using another of my older Maggies. 

I don't really make Easter cards, but as it is approaching I thought it fitting to colour up Tilda with Hanging Rabbit.

For the shape of the card I have cut one of my new Gummiapan dies, which is called Postage Stamp Rectangle.

The papers are by Pion, called 'Where the Roses Grow' and I've painted on some white gesso along the edges.  

Peeping out at the top is a paper doily.

The leaves and the die cuts peeping out on the left and right hand side of the card have been cut from  Joy Crafts dies.

The majority of the flowers, pearl trim and beautiful pink and white spotted ribbon are from the
 Ribbon Girl.

The wispy bits sticking out from the flowers is called Sisal. I bought a big bag of it for £1.00 from The Works, bargain, it will last me for ages!!!

The shabby chic heart embellishment is by Prima and I've placed a pearl rose embellishment in the centre.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Dress: Hickory Smoke, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Rabbit: Hickory Smoke, Worn Lipstick, Black Soot
Boots: Victorian Velvet

Don't forget we have an 'Anything Goes' challenge running over at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia, we would love to see you join in the fun.

That's all from me today.

Stay safe and warm.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Tilda with Peony

Good morning,

I hope you are all well.

I have delving through my Maggie stamp box lately and colouring up some of the older stamps which I can't bear to part with.

This one is called Tilda with Peony and as always I have coloured her with distress reinkers and I've added some white dots here and there with a Signo white gel pen.

She has been stamped onto an oval die cut finishing off with some white pearl string.

The torn notebook edge which you can just about make out along the top has been cut from a Tim Holtz die.

The envelope peeping out from the right hand corner has been punched with a woodware punch. and I've added some pearl string and a pearl gem.

The white die cut peeping out on the left hand side is a Joy Crafts die.

The flowers are a mixture of  the Ribbon Girl and some are from my own crafty stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Dress and  Shoes: Hickory Smoke
Peony: Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

New Challenge at Creative inspirations - Feeling Spoilt

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and recovering from the 'Beast from the East'. Our snow melted fast and it now feels positively spring like.

Today we have  a new challenge beginning at Creative Inspirations and the theme is

'Any Occasion'

Our sponsor for this month is All Dressed Up.


and the winner will win two images of their choice!

We were very lucky to have been give an image to colour up for this challenge.

This gorgeous lady is called 'Feeling Spoilt'. She has been coloured with distress ink reinkers and I've dotted some silver sequins around her finishing off with some pearl string around the outside of the image.

I cut the shape of  the card with a Crealies rectangle die, adding a couple of layers with coordinating Maja papers.

Both the circular dies cuts have been cut with Joy Crafts dies and the jumbo banner die is by MFT.

The draped pearl string, lily flower, lace and pink roses are from the Ribbon Girl.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair and Dress: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Present: Victorian Velvet
Rose: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

I really love these images so I am going to enter the All Dressed Up DT call - wish me luck!
All Dressed Up DT call