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Monday, 19 February 2018

Divine Tilda

Morning everyone,

I hope you had a lovely weekend. The weather wasn't too bad at least it stayed dry.

Well its's back to work today, but I had a really fabulous week off and my batteries are recharged.

This morning I am sharing a card I made for fun. It is about time I made something that isn't pink lol.

This is an older maggie called Divine Tilda, she is such a pleasure to colour. As always I have coloured her with DI reinkers.

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

The die cut peeping out at the top has been cut from a Joy Crafts die, although you probably already know that as I use it so often haha.

The post card is a stamp which I have stamped onto coordinating blue paper in a light grey ink and I've added some white pom pom trim along the top edge.

The frame that the image is sitting on is also a Joy Crafts die.

The gorgeous blue ribbon, flowers, pom pom trim, pearl trim and lace are from the Ribbon Girl


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Lace, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Bow: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Well that's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Thursday, 15 February 2018

My Perfect Buddy

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are having a good week. I am so enjoying mine although I haven't crafted as much as I had planned. I have been out on my bike and for walks almost everyday. Today I am taking my friend to the Art of Craft shop in Farnborough, as the 'Make It' show that we normally attend isn't on this year. We plan to have a crafty spend followed by a girly lunch out.

I am sharing a card that I made using A Dreamerland Crafts stamp. OMG, I am so in love with this stamp. This little cutie is called 'My Perfect Buddy'. I have coloured it with a mixture of distress reinkers and watercolour paints.

The scene of mountains and the little fence I drew myself.

The shape of the card has been made with a Crealies circle die.

The papers are by Maja and I've edged them with white gesso.

Peeping out at the top is Marianne die.

The daisy flower, pearl trim and flat lace are from the  Ribbon Girl. They haven't got any of the 15 cm Lilac Organza ribbon, however, they do have it in 23 and 38mm.

Di list:
Girl:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Hat, Mittens and Scarf: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Coat and Boots:Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Bear:
Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Fence: Gathered Twigs

Mountains and Sky - various watercolour paints.

Well that's all from me today.

Have a good day whatever you are doing.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Tilda with Flowers in her Pocket

Hi everyone,

Well the first day of my holiday was a good one.  I awoke to a sunny, but frosty morning, so there wasn't anything for it, but to wrap up and go for a long walk. We have a lovely park very close to us and if you are lucky you may spot some deer roaming, unfortunately I didn't spot any. That was followed by catching up on some chores and I decided to give my filthy car a good clean.  By then it was lunchtime so after lunch I went for a bike ride to make the most of the lovely sunshine. We have rain forecast all day today so I will be spending it  tucked up in my craft room. 

I thought I would share a card I made last week just for fun. This little sweetie is called 'Tilda with Flower in her Pocket'. I have coloured her with DI reinkers and added some sparkle to her socks and along the bottom of her dress with some Stardust stickles .

The shape of the card has been cut with a hexagonal die and I've machine stitched around the edges. The papers are by Maja, but I forgot to make a note of their name.

Most of the dies are by Joy Crafts, but the tassels have been cut from a Marianne die.

I've also placed some cheesecloth underneath the image.

Some of the flowers, pearl string, cheesecloth and Stardust stickles are from  the Ribbon Girl. The pearl and diamante embellishment in the centre of the bow is from my own stash, but you can buy similar ones at the Ribbon Girl (I have put a link at the bottom of this post, just click on the 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,
T-Shirt: Pumice Stone
Shoes: Gathered, Twigs, Black Soot
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Bows: Victorian Velvet

Well that's all from me today.

Enjoy your day whatever you are doing.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 9 February 2018

Masquerade Tilda

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday to you all, its a very happy Friday for me as I break up for half term today:)

I hope you have all had a good week and stayed warm, it certainly has been a cold one.

I am popping in today to share a different style of card I made!!

I have stamped up one of my new Maggies. This is  Masquerade Tilda from the 'You are Invited' collection. I have coloured her with DI reinkers.

The shape of the card has been cut with a Hunkydory Moonstone collection scalloped and straight edge set of dies and I've used some of the beautiful new papers from Maja from the new 'Celebration'collection.

The die cut peeping out from the right hand side is by Joy Crafts.

I have die cut the masquerade Magnolia Doohickeys mask in ivory card and  covered it with Stardust  stickles.

Some of the flowers, guipure lace and the pearl string are from the Ribbon Girl.



DI List:
Skin:Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Black Soot
Dress: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Boots: Victorian Velvet, Hickory Smoke

Below is the inside of the card.

The tag is removable and I have stamped it around the edges with a Stempelglede stamp from the Vintage Gardens set. The pocket has been embossed with a 3D embossing folder (Country Garden) by Crafters Companion and finished of with some pearl trim and a punched edge in ivory card.

On the right hand side I added some lace (Ribbon Girl), die cut corners, another masquerade mask and a pearl heart.


That's all from me today.

Have a lovely weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

New challenge at Creative Inspirations - Walk with Me hand in Hand

Morning everyone,

I hope you are having a good week, brrr it's certainly a chilly one

Well here we are half way through the week, just two more days to go and then its half term yay!!

I am popping in to share my card for the new challenge at Creative Inspirations.

Our theme for this month is....

 Love is in the Air and / or Colour Scheme!
Create something for a loved one or simply use a Pink / Red colour scheme!

This cute stamp is by Dreamerland Crafts called  Walk with me Hand in Hand' and I have coloured it with DI reinkers. Please see below the picture for the colours used.

The shape of the card has been made with a Presscut nesting hexagon die.

I've cut the  heart with a LaLa die in pink card. The other two lovely view die cuts are cut from a Little Darlings die.

The sentiment is from a Whimsy set of sentiment stamps.

DI list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Boy:
Shirt & Boots: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Trousers & Hat: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Girl:
Coat and Boots: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Dress: Pumice Stone, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Grass and Leaves: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

This month we have two wonderful prizes from two fabulous sponsors:

The first prize is from:
30% DISCOUNT FROM THE STORE!


and the second prize is from:


The prize is some of their pink and red jam jar ribbons



Well that's all from me today.

Thank you so much for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Monday, 5 February 2018

A Male Card - for My Hubby

Hi everyone,

I thought I would pop in to show you something a little different for me. Yes its a dreaded male card, no flowers, no lace, no ribbon eek!

My hubby's birthday was last week and I had  a play with Brushos. I bought them after seeing several demos at the NEC in November and I've only just got around to playing with them. My first few attempts did go in the bin mind and I still need a lot of practice. 

I created the painting with the help of a DVD, so I can't take all the credit.


I drew the owl myself, its not perfect but not too bad for my first attempt. I have also used some Watercolour Ground and masking fluid. The masking fluid enables you to leave white areas and the Watercolour ground gives some texture.

 I hope you like it.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx


Sunday, 4 February 2018

New Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

If you are looking for my earlier post for Digi Doodle Studios, please scroll down.

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Hi everyone,

I am popping back in to share my card for the new challenge at LHOSM today.

I have coloured up two of the new stamps Wonderful Tilda and Edwin and have coloured them with DI reinkers and added some shabby white frantage around the outside of the images, some pearl string and a couple of die cut corners.

The pretty die cuts sprawling out from underneath the flowers have been cut with a Fantasy die.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen

Tilda:
Dress: Victorian Velvet, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Flowers: Victorian Velvet. Aged Mahogany

Edwin:
Trousers: Weathered Wood. Black Soot
Top and Shoes: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
 Rose: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss

Our brand new sponsor for the next 4 weeks is:

Swedish House Crafts

AND LOOK at what she is offering:

A chance to win one of three prizes from their store and an EXCLUSIVE LHOSM Discount!!!!
Thank you so much Suha!

Our First Prize winner will win £20 Store Credit
Our second Prize Winner will win £10 Store Credit
Our Third Prize Winner will win £5 Store Credit

that isn’t all 


Suha is offering everyone an exclusive 10% off across her entire store, with this exclusive discount code, just for us:
 LHOSM218

Any buyer who uses this code and purchases over £50 (after discount and before shipping) will also receive a FREE GIFT, which includes one of the following, a glue pen, or a drop eye ink pad, flowers, sequins or a surprise gift!!!  You can use this code until 28th February!

And there is even more great news – read on…

Also there will be a new release of stamps from Magnolia very soon, called the Sun Beam Collection, you will be able to purchase the whole collection of stamps at a fantastic discounted price from Swedish House Crafts.  Use the code below, to receive a 15% discount at checkout on the whole set of stamps.
(not available for individual stamps)
LHOSM215

How wonderful is that!!!

We are also welcoming 4 new wonderful DT members.

Well that's all from me today.

Thank you so much for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

GD card for Digi Doodle Studios - My Girl

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a fab weekend.

I am just popping in share a GD card for Digi Doodles Studios.

This wonderful image is from the new Boy Crazy Valentine's collection and is called 'My Girl'. I haven't used it as a Valentines card, but more of an anniversary or engagement card, which shows how versatile the image is.

Digi Doodles My Girl Valentine Digital Stamp

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

As always I have coloured the image with DI reinkers and I've added some pink frantage around the outside of the image.

Both of the die cuts on the left and right hand side of the card have been cut with Joy Craft dies.

You can just about make out a corner die on the left hand side of the image which is a new die which comes in a set from John Next Door.

The 'celebrate' sentiment is from a Altnew set of sentiment stamps.

The flowers, gorgeous bon bon, pearl gems, tulle lace and pink organza ribbon are my crafty stash.

The pearl string, pearl heart and pink organza ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Boy:
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Trousers: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Jumper: Hickory Smoke Black Soot, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Shoes: Pumice Stone
Girl:
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Coat and Shoes: Spun Sugar
Hearts: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Top: Weathered Wood
Trouser: Spun Sugar, Old Paper
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Black Soot

I will be popping back in later with another card for a brand new challenge.

Thank you so much for visiting.

Hugs
Gina xx

Thursday, 1 February 2018

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia - Tilda with Spring Heart

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well!

Today I am sharing a card for the first challenge of this year at Marvelous Magnolia. Our theme is the ever popular:

Anything Goes

As Valentines day is fast approaching I thought I would make something to fit the theme.

This little cutie is called 'Tilda with Spring Heart' and I have coloured her with DI reinkers.

The shape of the easel card has been cut from a Presscut rectangle with notched corners die and the papers are by Maja. I have added some white gesso to the edges of the papers.

The heart border die along the left hand edge is a Joy Crafts die, it is quite an old one, but I think it can still be found on Ebay. I have cut the brown heart with a Marianne die, the heart banner with a Lala land die and the swirl from Magnolia Doohickeys die.

I've placed a pearl and diamante heart on top of a silver birch bark heart.

The flowers, beaded berries and gathered lace are from my own crafty stash, but the flat lace and pearl string is from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress, Bows and Shoes: Gathered Twigs
Heart: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 26 January 2018

New Challenge at Fussy or Fancy

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have all had a good week and for those of you affected by storm Georgina were unharmed.

Today I am sharing a card I made for the new challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Our lovely Annie is hosting this challenge for the next two weeks and has chosen the theme:

Fussy and Fancy

I have colorued up a old, but firm favourite Maggie of mine called Tilda Loves Flowers and painted her with distress ink reinkers.

The heart die peeping out from the top left hand corner is a Joy Crafts die. I stamped the birthday banner onto co-ordinating paper and inked it with a Memento grey stamp pad. The banner is from a set of Whimsy Bold Banners stamps.

The gorgeous fir branch is also a Joy Crafts die which has also been cut in coordinating paper. The flowers, heart charm, pearl gems, pink bon bon and ribbon are from my own crafty stash.

The lace, and ivory pearl string are from the Ribbon Girl.

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

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

If you have a spare moment, pop over and have a peep at my teamies gorgeous creations.

I'm sending a big crafty wave to my new followers, thank you for following me.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Dressed Up

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and staying warm.

I can't believe it has been over a week since I last posted, time just flies by. 

I thought I would pop in and share a card I made recently with a Lili of the Valley stamp called 'Dressed Up'.

It is such a  sweet image and lovely to colour too.

The papers are by Maja, you can't quite make it out in the photo, but they are gorgeous blue roses on a cream background. I have used a Martha Stewart punch and glued it to the paper that is at a jaunty angle and popped on some pearl gems.  

I stamped the bear onto Artisitico extra white watercolour paper with a timber brown stazon ink pad,  cut the shape with a Polkadoodles die and added some ivory pearl string.

The leaves have been cut in green and cream card and a with a Joy Crafts die and the pretty flowers along the bottom of the card have also been cut from a Joy Crafts die.

Some of the flowers, lace (it doesn't seem to be in stock at the moment, but there is lots to choose from), ivory pearl trim, ivory pearl string and the pearl and diamante embellishment in the centre of the bow are from the  Ribbon Girl

DI list:
Bear: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
Dress: Weathered Wood
Flowers: Worn Lipstick
Grass & Leaves: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

That's all from me today!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 12 January 2018

Tilda with Winter Flowers

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have had a good week. Its been a  bit gloomy here in the south this week although we were lucky enough to see some sunshine on Wednesday.

I thought I would pop in to share a card I made a little while ago which I forgot to share.

This is an older Maggie called 'Tilda with Winter Flowers' which I have coloured up with DI reinkers.

I stamped her onto Artistico extra white water colour paper with a timber brown Stazon ink pad. and cut the shape with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Elegant Ovals die finishing off with some pearl string around the outside.

I've cut a few Joy Crafts dies in coordinating papers, and the swirl is a Magnolia Doohickey die links where possible are at the bottom of this post.

The decorative pin was a gift from a crafty friend , the flowers, pearl trim, pearl rose, ribbon and lace are from my own crafty stash.

The smaller pearl string and the pearl cluster is from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Black Soot
Cardigan, Pocket, Hair Bows, and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Dress: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Flowers: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet, Bundled Sage

That's all from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 7 January 2018

New Challenge Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

Happy Sunday to you, I hope you are all well and had a good week. It is a bit colder here today, but thankfully the strong winds have now subsided. 

Our first challenge of the 2018 begins at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia today and we have a popular challenge of:

Anything Goes

Before I get onto my card we are looking for a couple of new teamies to join our Mid-way team, so if you are a Maggie lover and would like to join a friendly family, there are two ways you can enter:

Put DT after your name when you link up your card OR email either Jay or myself (our addresses are in the side bar) including a link to your blog.

All we ask is that you make a card once a month following the set theme, comment on the challenge entries (you will be given a number)  and if possible share on Facebook, Instagram etc.

I have coloured up London Tilda, but omitted the phone box die that comes with it. I have coloured her with DI reinkers.

The trees in the background have been drawn by myself - yep no stamp, I am quite pleased with how they have turned out.  I used a mixture of watercolour paints and DI reinkers to colour the background scene.

To make the shape of the card, I have cut a create-abilities rectangle die in white card and then cut my chosen papers which are Marja and distressed the edges using a paper distresser tool.

I also cut two Joy Crafts dies,  Border Edge and Scalloped Edged Die with Flowers and finished off with some pearl gems. 

The pink lace is from my crafty stash.

The flowers are a mixture from the Ribbon Girl and again my own stash. The pearl string is also from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Umbrella and Boots: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Trees: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot

Background - mixture of watercolour paints.

Our wonderful sponsor for the next four weeks is

Wild Orchid Crafts


You could win a £20 voucher to spend in their on line store.

So that is all from me for today, if you have a chance pop over and take a peep at what my teamies have made for the challenge, they are gorgeous.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Some Exciting News!

Hi everyone,

The new year is off to a very exciting start for me! You probably haven't noticed, but I have a shiny new badge on the right hand side as I was so lucky to be selected to join the 
Creative Inspirations DT. When Natalie emailed me with the exciting news it took me a nano second to respond I am so excited - thank you Natalie!

So on with the challenge and our theme for this month is:

Something New
Whether it's something new from your crafty stash or the celebration of a New Baby we want to see your creations with a new theme!

I didn't have long to make this card, but hopefully I have done the beautiful image justice!

This little beauty is from The Paper Shelter who are sponsoring us this month and is called MoniqueI have coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

For my 'something new' part of the challenge I have used a new die I was lucky to receive for Christmas, of course it is by my favourite brand Joy Crafts, which you can see on the left hand side of the pic and of course the image is new too.

The cheesecloth, pearl string, double row pearl trim, berries and pearl and diamante heart are from the Ribbon Girl, everything else is from my crafty stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Liptick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Tights: Victorian Velvet, Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Tassels and Shoes, Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Lips: Aged Mahagony

Our fabulous sponsor for this months challenge is:



The lucky winner of the challenge will win 3 images of their choice.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Ally's Angels
The Paper Shelter

Happy New Year! Digi Doodles Studios GD Card - Isabella

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year, I hope it will be a happy, healthy and creative one!

Did you all have a good Christmas?  Mine was the best I have had in years. We spent it with our youngest son and his girlfriend in Wiltshire and I couldn't have asked for a better time. Then on Boxing day we headed to our eldest sons' and had another fabulous day.

I must have been a very good girl last year as Santa brought me everything I could have wished for and more including a sewing machine so I can now stitch my papers:) 

Anyway enough of my waffling as today I am sharing my GD card for Digi Doodles Studios

I have made a shaker card for a change. The cute image is called Isabella. I have coloured her with distress ink reinkers and added some stickles star dust to her wings.

A good crafty friend of mine made me a 12 days of Christmas advent, each day I opened up a crafty package and in one of the packages were some beautiful purple and blue heart gems which I thought would be perfect for the shaker element of this card.

The papers are from the the Hobby House.

The die cut peeping out of the top of the card and the gorgeous flourish have been cut from Joy Craft dies.

The little heart shaped bottled has been filled with pink glitter.

The flowers, pearl string, ribbon, heart embellishment and lace are a mixture from my own crafty stash and the Ribbon Girl I have put the links to the products that I can at the bottom of this post.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Wings: Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood
Sock and Flowers: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord,  Bundled Sage, Black Soot

Before I go, I just wanted to let you know that there is now a Digi Doodles Studios challenge underway which you can find here. The theme will always be 'Anything Goes'. 'There will be two winners, the first winner must have entered using a Digi Doodle Studio Image and will receive a prize of two digi images from the shop. The second winner will have entered using any image and will receive a prize of one digi image from the shop.

First, Second and Third Places are picked by the DT and these will be announced at the start of the New Challenge post.  

That's all from me for now, but I will be back later this afternoon.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx