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Sunday, 17 September 2017

New Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday and maybe having some crafty time.

We have a new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia today and our theme is an easy peasy one of:

Anything Goes

I took advantage of making another Christmas card, I am on a roll with them now, so apologies in advance if I am boring you!

The stamp is Tilda with Christmas Lamp which I have masked with an old favourite Old Swedish Church and coloured with distress ink reinkers.

For the falling snow I have sprinkled some frantage and heat set it from underneath. The lying snow is Glamour Dust.

The gorgeous padded silver stars, silver glitter flatbacks and silvery pearl sparkle ribbon are new in at the Ribbon Girl and are gorgeous. The pretty guipure lace, pearl string and square pearl trim, are also from the Ribbon Girl.

The sprawling fern and swirl die cuts have been cut from Magnolia Doohickey dies and the eight point die cut is a Joy Crafts die.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat and Hat: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Trousers: Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood
Church: Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood, Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade
Lamp: Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey

Our fabulous sponsors for this month are:

Well that's it from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Thank you for popping in.

Gina xx

Friday, 15 September 2017

Reminder card for the Paradise of Stamps

Good morning everyone,

Yay it's Friday, where did that week go? I hope you have all had a wonderful week.

I'm just popping in quickly to share my reminder card for the current challenge at the Paradise of Stamps. Our theme is 'Use your Favourite Things'.

This time I have chosen Christmas as they are my favourite cards to make and I have coloured up another Maggie, my favourite stamps.

This little cutie is called 'Berry Tilda'. I have coloured her with distress reinkers.

The snowflake die is a Sizzix on the edge die which I have cut twice and layered up. I have rubbed in some silver Pebeo silver gilding wax on the top layer.

My new favourite thing is to emboss card and use gilding wax, so each of the three layers have been embossed with a Crafters Companion 3D snowflake die and had gilding wax applied to them. I have also painted the edges of the layers with white gesso.

Tucked underneath the image are two Joy Crafts 8 point dies and the icicle is also cut from a Joy Crafts die and I've sprinkled some twinklets over the top which give it a lovely icy look. The sprawling ferns are a Magnolia Doohickey die.

The square pearl trim, pearl string and lace are from the Ribbon Girl and the flowers are from my stash. I have also sprinkled some twinklets over the roses.

Her wings have been sprinkled with glamour Dust.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Aged Mahogany
Berries: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Gina xx

Monday, 11 September 2017

Dreamerland Crafts - Just Dance with Me

Good morning my lovelies,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and were able to fit in some crafty time. As well as the doing the cleaning and ironing, I've started to tidy up the garden and I managed to fit in some crafty time too! The first week back at school was pretty busy and I have moved into my own office, that has taken some getting used to, but this weekend I bought some bits and pieces to make it more homely.

Anyway on with sharing my card for today. I have coloured up a stamp from  the new collection from Dreamerland Crafts which is called 'Just Dance with Me'

As you can see from the pic below the set includes a couple of dies, which means you can easily paper piece the skirt of the dress and the boys jumper.

It also includes two sentiments, a grass stamp and some flowers and butterflies.

I have coloured up the stamp with DI reinkers and sprinkled some frantage around the outside, finishing off with some ivory pearl string.

The papers are from an Anna Marie set of papers called Blissful Green.

The leaves have been cut from Joy Crafts dies and the swirl is a Magnolia Doohickey's die.

The ribbon and ivory pearl string are from the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers, bronze charm and the pearl rose are from my crafty stash.

DI list:
Skin:Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Hair Band: Spun Sugar, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Skin:Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Jumper: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Trousers: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Boots: Gathered Twigs

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Gina xx

Sunday, 3 September 2017

New Card Challenge at the Ribbon Girl - Whimsy Dyanne

Hi everyone,

Happy Sunday, I hope you will have a relaxing day and perhaps have some crafty time. Well this is the last day of my holiday, it's back to work for me tomorrow, where did that 6 weeks go? I can't  believe how quickly it has gone, but I must say I had a wonderful summer and feel fully recharged for my return to school tomorrow.

Anyway enough of my rambling, as we  are returning from our summer break at the Ribbon Girl today and it's the turn of the card challenge team.  You can enter any kind of card with whatever theme and whatever shape you like.

I have coloured up Dyanne by Whimsy stamps, she is so pretty! As always I coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

The sparkle on the wings has been created with Stickles Stardust and I also added some to her socks too.

Have you spied the new autumn berries in the shop? they are lush  and the new 'Diana' guipure lace is divine!

Links to all 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 Lisptisk
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress, Flowers and Wings: Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar, Black Soot
Shoes and Hairband: Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord

We have three fabulous prizes up for grabs:

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

That's it from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thank you for popping in.

Gina xx

Friday, 1 September 2017

New Challenge Marvelous Magnolia - Show Me the Way Tilda

Hi everyone,

I'm back again with my last card of the day for the new Anything Goes challenge at Marvelous Magnolia.

Yay at long last, I have made a Christmas card, I love making them, they are favourite cards to make. 

I have coloured up Show me the Way Tilda and Baby Rudolph with distress ink reinkers.

I haven't used any papers on this card, instead I have embossed some white and light blue card with a Crafters Companions 3D snowflake, and then rubbed some Pebeo Silver Gilding wax over the top also by Crafters Companion, the effect is gorgeous, it's a shame I have covered most of it up.

The ice crystal border down the left hand side is a Joy Crafts die, and I have also cut some separate ice crystals to layer on top. Once again I have cut them in white card and added the gilding wax and some gorgeous rhinestone sparklers to the centre.

The white pom pom trim, square pearl trim and the white organza ribbon are available from the Ribbon Girl.

The sprawling ferns tucked underneath the flowers are a Magnolia Doohickey die also cut in white card and gilding wax has been added. The flowers, pine cones and snowflake charm are from my stash.

DI List: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat and Hat: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Boots: Frayed Burlap, Gathered twigs, Black Soot
Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Gina xx

New Challenge at the Paradise of Stamps - Country Girl Tilda

Morning everyone,

I am back with my second card of the day, if you are looking for the Fussy and Fancy card, please scroll down.

The Paradise of Stamps challenge returns today after our much needed summer break. I have joined in with Team A today as I chose this month's theme, so it seemed right that I should make a card for both teams.  My chosen theme is to use
'Your Favourtie Things'.

I have chosen Magnolia stamps, as they are my favourite, but also ribbon and lace because I can't make a card without them:)

I have masked Country Girl Tilda and Grandpa's Porch and coloured them with distress ink reinkers and sprinkled some Frantage around  the image.

I have inked the stamps with Stazon Timber Brown ink and stamped them on Artistico Extra White water colour paper, it is 300 gsm so more like card than paper.

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

Tucked underneath the image is a heart shaped paper doily and a Joy Crafts die called 'Angle Butterflies'.

The lace and pom pom trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers, ribbon and pearl trim are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut stain, Antique Linen
Skirt: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Blouse: Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage, Black Soot
Boots: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Grandpa's Porch: Hickory Smoke, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick, Black Soot
Foliage: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Well that's all for now, but I will be back later with my third and final card for the day.

Thank you for popping in.

Gina xx

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have all had a good week!! Most of the the DTs that I design for are returning from their summer breaks so apologies in advance, but I will be posting 3 cards today. 

This morning we have a new challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and our lovely Jo is hosting this challenge. She has chosen the theme Anything Goes Mixed Media.

Well that threw me, I am not good at being thrown out of my comfort zone, but below is what I came up with.

I made the flower with pink and white foamiran using the Rosy Owl Flower Dies (AC1) which is the larger of the two sets and popped some stamens into the centre. 

I sprayed the layers of card with Lindy's Starburst sprays cotton candy pink and tiffanylou blue, then glued a few die cuts which I painted  with white gesso and added some more stardust spray. Once dry I used a couple of stencils and applied some modelling paste and some crushed ice.

The happy birthday tiles have also been painted with white gesso and I've place a few MDF bricks here and there also painted with gesso.

 Underneath the flower I have placed a chipboard frame and a bow which is made from wax cotton cord.

The leaves and butterflies have been cut from a couple of Joy Crafts dies and the bird is also made from MDF which has been painted with gesso and I've added some crushed ice whilst the paint was wet.

The pearls are from my stash and the organza ribbon and pearl string is from the Ribbon Girl.

Th winner of this will join us in an upcoming challenge.

I will be popping back in later with another card.

Thank you for popping in.

Gina xx