27/11/2011

Tilda with Candy canes

Hello again, 
Yes I'm back in the world of the living lol, 
I managed to have a lie in till 8.15 this morning which is good for me ;o)
On to my 3rd card of the day, this is Tilda with candy canes
isn't she lovely.


 The base

Recipe;
Magnolia papers layered, sewn, distressed & glittered
Magnolia Tilda with candy canes coloured with copics
Magnolia tag die
2 iced cookies 
Tag envelope distressed & glittered
paper doily
all flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
goegrous double sided ribbon from Michaels
Kort & Godt pearls
spellbinders foliage die for leaves

Hope you like it.

Challenges;
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ A childs Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge ~ 'C' for Christmas, Candy Cane, cute, cookies, circle (doily), 

Well I hope you have a very enjoyable Sunday, this evening I intend to relax and check out all your blogs, see you later.
Luv & hugs

Back again...

Hello it's me again, 
well actually I'm scheduling these two posts so hopefully I will still be in the land of nod :o)
...oh come on it's Sunday and I don't lay in bed usually, this is a one off for me...
Anyway...here is my other card because today is also the Addicted to Stamps Challenge 
and we are making Christmas cards yay!
How easy is that eh? would you like to come and join us? 
Here is my card ...

The base



and if you need some inspiration the other DT ladies over at Addicted to Stamps have made some  real beauties!

For this card I've used;
Magnolia papers, layered & stitched
Tan lace, holly leaves and poinsettia from Michaels
Magnolia doo hickey dies ~ cat, lovely fence & lamp post
the lovely snowball trim is from The stamp basket (see sidebar)
Martha Stewart snowflake border punch (I actually just used the tiny snowflakes)
Distress ink edges ~ Antique linen
Distress paint ~ picket fence
and lots of stickles stardust

Challenges;
TOMIC ~ Animal Mania
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge ~ more than one fold

That's it for now, thanks for any comments and close the door quietly on the way out :o)
 (I'm hopefully still sleeping lol)
See you later, luv & hugs

Fizzy Moon ~ with love

Good morning,
     You know the trouble with my card making is I just don't make many cards for the men, I love making girls/womens cards all the time, so I am so thankful to be on the DT for Here Come the Boys! at least it kicks me into making cards for the males in the family, todays challenge is making a card For the Man in your life, so I have used this cute Fizzy Moon stamp 'with love' I won in a candy (Thanks Liz)

Are they cute or what? 
Don't forget to pop back to Here come the Boys to see if you are a winner from last week.

I've used Basic grey papers Jovial
stickles gold & stardust glitter glues
the sentiment is from the 'with love' pack and the matching brads I also won in a candy.
I hope you can join us in this challenge at Here come the boys
the DT have made some fantastic cards for your inspiration.

Challenges;


Thank you so much for looking and for all your kind comments, I do appreciate them.
luv & hugs
                                          xx

26/11/2011

Winter Tilda

Hello all, 
I just popped by quickly to add this card I made yesterday, it's Winter Tilda
I have to give credit to my dear friend Jane for inspiration she gave me in doing that spotty background behind Tilda, I know I haven't quite got the knack yet but I'll get there, thanks Jane



(below)The base


The recipe;
Magnolia papers layered & stitched onto kraft card
Magnolia Tilda ~ Winter Tilda ~ coloured in copics with stickles glitter added
sentiment stamped on kraft card & cut & glittered with gold stickles
white paper doily
holly leaves & poinsettia from Michaels
postcard & brad from stash
little envelopes from Hobby Lobby
dewdrops from Crafts4you
Dies used ~Spellbinders oval & Magnolia Tilda lace
cheesecloth
Tim Holtz distress inked all edges with vintage photo

CHALLENGES
Magnolia Stamp Lovers ~ Red & white
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge ~ Vintage or distressed
Bah Humbug ~ Fabric (cheesecloth)
Sparkles Forum Challenge ~ Vintage Christmas
Simon Says Stamp ~ Tag you're it
The paper Shelter ~ Red, green & gold


Hope you like it, see you later over on your blogs.
Luv & hugs 

25/11/2011

Fizzy Moon Snow

Hello and a very good morning to you
 yes it's Friday already I bet you are looking forward to the weekend too eh? I must tell you I placed an order at The Stamp Basket on Tuesday and it arrived yesterday (Thursday) morning, what great service!
we do love our crafting goodies parcels delivered quickly don't we?
Anyway here's my card for today Fizzy Moon Snow

All the items listed are available at The Stamp Basket
beautiful flat lace


hope you like it, enjoy your weekend
luv & hugs  
 xx

24/11/2011

Joanna Sheen blog hop!

Good Morning and welcome to the
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog Hop!!!
Our blog hop is to celebrate the launch of the
If you have landed here from Wendy's blog then you are hopping in the right direction - If not then you need to pop over to the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog to begin, starting with Paula.

Our DT have had a great time creating with loads of fab Joanna Sheen images for our first challenge which starts on Thursday 1st December.
As there is a week before our first challenge starts we have decided to do a blog hop where we have some scrummy prizes up for grabs!!!
Each DT member has a fab prize of pretty ribbons to be won so there are 9 – Yes… 9 chances to win!!!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is become a follower of the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog here and then leave a comment on every member of the DT’s blogs on their blog hop post.   
On 30th November each DT member will pick a winner by random.org from their comments and announce their winner on their blog on the 1st December when the 1stchallenge goes live so don't forget to check back on all the blogs to see if you're one of our lucky winners.
From here you need to go to the next blog, which is Natalie to continue the hop!!! 




Hop, hop, hop!!!! 

Good luck everyone!


23/11/2011

Going for pink! ....Sugar Nellie Lizzie


Good afternoon folks,
This is Sugar Nellie Lizzie
Well I was going for pink and girly! have I gone over the top? What do you think?

below: Close up of the beautiful glittered organza ribbon


and the arrangement of roses, pearls & charms

Hope you like it. 

Recipe;
Tim Holtz papers, layered & sewn
White large paper doily
Pink sparkly ribbon from Michaels
All pretty roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
Fan charm from ebay
pretty flower charm and white pearls from Hobby Lobby

I can't believe I nearly forgot to come back and link up my challenge, this little cutie I made for THE RIBBON GIRL CHALLENGE ~ PINK & WHITE
Hope you are having a good day.
Luv & hugs

Tilda ~ A surprise for you

Hello dear friends, 
I hope you are all well today,
I've just popped on quickly to upload a card for a few challenges. 
This is the ever so cute Tilda ~ A surprise for you
I love this one (here I go again, I love all of them lol)


The base




Hope you like it!
The challenges I'm entering this card into are;

MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS CHALLENGE ~ Photo inspiration
JUST MAGNOLIA ~ Ribbons
WINTER WONDERLAND ~ Aww what a cutie


That's it folks!
See you later, luv & hugs 
 xx

21/11/2011

Sugar Nellie Rebecca

Hello and good evening
Well I said I'd be back if I got my housework finished and here I am...
my dear hubby has just returned to work today after bad health problems and although I've missed him (and I have) it has been nice to return to normality and turn the house upside down cleaning!
He's a lovely hubby ♥, I love him to bits and he's very helpful too but you must know what it's like ladies you just want to clean like mad when they are not in...I have hoovered, mopped, dusted, washed and even ironed...in fact in the right light you can see the house sparkle from down the street lol
Right my card...
it's Rebecca this time, I adore these images I really do.

Close up of the flowers, holly & charm


I made this card using papers from the Rosewood pad again
I used the icy mesh lace
all flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
charm from ebay
pearls are Kort & Godt
and the gorgeous glitter snowflake is from Michaels

Challenges;
The Sugar Bowl ~ Gayle's Sketch (Ice & snow)
DYSU ~ A splash of blue
Crafty Catz weekly ~ Snowflakes
The ABC challenge ~ D for dazzle
The Paper Shelter ~ Snowflakes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges ~ baby it's cold outside


well that's it for now, keep warm and see you soon, luv & hugs 

Sugar Nellie Victoria

Hello again, 
I'm back with this Simply Adorable Victoria
Isn't she lovely, I've coloured her in three different colours so far and this was my favourite at the moment, so I made up this card yesterday.

Sugar Nellie Victoria digi image coloured in copics
I've used papers from a pad called Rosewood
dark tan colour lace 
Cherry blossom from Wild Orchid Crafts
leaf die is a spellbinders Foliage set

Challenges;
Dream Valley ~ Stitching
Crafting when we can  ~ Female Birthday

That's it!  I'm off to get my housework done and I'll see you over at your blogs later.
Luv & hugs 
 xxx

Molly Bloom ~ Molly with sledge

Good morning all, 
I have two cards to show you this morning, (maybe even three if I can get my house work done lol) 
  Well first up it's this cute stamp from THE STAMP BASKET Molly with Sledge

To make this card I've used the following materials all available at the Stamp Basket
Stamp ~ Molly Bloom 'Molly with sledge'
Sentiment ~ from the Fizzy Moon stamp set 'Snow'
Card Blank ~ Craftwork cards

If you haven't visited The Stamp Basket  yet, I can highly recommend it, I was there myself this morning placing my order and it was very reasonably priced, everything I wanted was in stock and checkout was quick & simple, just what we crafters want eh?

Well have a great day everyone and see you soon with another card...
luv & hugs 


Maybe if you have a moment you could kindly pop over to THE STAMP BASKET BLOG and leave me a comment over there, or am I being too cheeky sorry :o)

 xxx

20/11/2011

Tilda with lamp

Good morning, 
Hope you are well on this lovely Sunday morning.
Today is Totally Tilda Challenge day and this week we are masking, which is very simple you just stamp your Tilda image on to the card of your choice, then stamp her again onto a sticky notelet or similar, cut this one out and cover the first tilda with the sticky notelet and use another stamp over the top, in my case it was the snowflake circle, here's a great tutorial  for you ... 
but if I can do it anyone can lol.
I've used the delicious papers & card from the Country Christmas pad again
Large snowflake from Michaels
white tulle
gorgeous sparkly mesh ribbon from Michaels
 Magnolia stamps ~ Tilda with lamp, Santa is coming to town and Snowy circle
Gorgeous roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, painted with Tim Holtz picket fence 
Leaf die is spellbinders foliage
Heart is Marianne creatables die
small snowflakes are a sizzlets die
button from stash
and lots of stickles!

CHALLENGES
MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS CHALLENGE ~ Photo inspiration 
IT'S A MAGNOLIA CHALLENGE ~  Buttons & glitter


So please pop over and see us at Totally Tilda and join us if you can
luv & hugs

19/11/2011

Tilda with Candy canes

Good morning all, 
Ahh the weekend, don't you just love it!
I made this card yesterday using the new Tilda with candy canes stamp

Recipe;
Magnolia stamps Tilda with Candy canes, Holly and Santa is coming to town
Magnolia die Tilda lace
Marianne creatables heart die
Nestabilities tiny scallopped circle
Paper & card from the Country Christmas pad
Gingerbread man & candy canes from Hobby Lobby
Holly leaves and mesh ribbon lace from Michaels
red dewdrops from Crafts4you
Cheesecloth ~ Many people are asking where I bought this from ~ I bought in Hobby Lobby but I also bought some before from  here Amazon.co.uk
and lots of silver stickles

CHALLENGES;
Creatalicious Challenges ~ Christmas with sparkle
Craftyhazelnut's Challenge ~ Christmas card /music (Candy girl by New Edition)
Stampavie and more ~ Anything but square

Thanks for looking, hope you have a wonderful weekend,
luv & hugs 
 xxx

18/11/2011

Away in a manger

Good morning dear bloggers,
This morning I wanted to share with you this card I've made for THE STAMP BASKET


I've used the gorgeous the Bo Bunny papers again (I love these) called Father Christmas

All these materials are available at The Stamp Basket along with loads more great crafty goodies!

Luv & Hugs 

17/11/2011

Some Fantastic News....


 .... There's a new blog on the block!  

Paula has been busy the last 4 weeks putting together The Official Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog
and now it's complete and going live and guess who's been asked to be on the Design Team...
Yes it's little ol' me!
Woo Hoo!!! (Thank you so much for asking me Paula)
Paula sent me an email when I was in America,  asking if I'd like to be on the DT and of course I jumped at the chance (who wouldn't?) I'm thrilled. 
Our first Challenge will be on the 1st of December but prior to this we will be having a blog hop,
 one week before the first challenge on the 24th November where you can win one of 9 great prizes!
So please pop over to The Official Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog and become a follower, grab yourself a 'I (heart) Joanna Sheen' blinkie for your blog if you wish and lookout for the first challenge. 
 See you there! luv & hugs 
 xxx

16/11/2011

My First Crafted Bag

Good afternoon all,
I thought I'd have a go at decorating a bag as I've not tried this before, I bought these plain white gift bags in the States from Hobby Lobby
I've used card & paper from the Country Christmas pad again (stitched)
 large white paper doily
Gorgeous faded gold ribbon and poinsettia & holly leaves from Michaels
lace from Walmart
 Sizzix envelope die 
Magnolia flourish & tag dies,  
Stamps ~ Magnolia Tilda, Holly & 24th Decenber 

Challenges
TOMIC ~ use a paper bag & photo inspiration
Dutch Magnolia Lovers ~ pimp a package
Truly Madly Crafty ~ inspiration picture
Hanna and Friends ~ pimp something

Hope you like it, luv & hugs 

15/11/2011

Tilda with big ribbon

Good morning dear bloggers,
Hope you are well, 
Todays card is Tilda with big ribbon
I really pulled this one together out of the air, you know what's it's like when you have those days when you don't know where to start and it (luckily) falls into place...
well this is one of those. :o)
Magnolia Tilda with big ribbon 
I used Maja design Papers, layered & sewn, distressed using the TH tool & TH Walnut stain inkpad
metal diamond embellishment, roses & cherry blossom from WOC
brad, pearls, lace & ribbon from Michaels
Magnolia Doo Hickey cat die
Tim Holtz die elegant flourish
Spellbinders heart die.


CHALLENGES;
One stop craft~ Ribbon & Lace
Hookedoncraft ~ punched or die cut
Crafting for all seasons ~ Texture
Divas by design ~ Use metal


Hope you like it, luv & hugs 
xxx

13/11/2011

Hello little butterfly

Yes I know I said that was it for today...but I can't stop now I'm on a roll...a whole month without making cards as been tough you know lol
I've made this one this afternoon too, I didn't think I'd get it finished in time for the photos but I did it!
Close up of the heart,  flowers & butterfly charm
I've never done one of these little envelopes before and I'm really quite pleased with it
removeable tag


This pad of papers is called Rosewood
white paper doily distressed with Tim Holtz pad Antique linen
gorgeous tan colour lace from Michaels
Marianne creatables heart Dies 
Cherry blossom & roses from Wild orchid crafts
Spellbinders shapeabilities Foliage dies
Martha Stewart butterfly punch


CHALLENGES;
Simply Magnolia ~ Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge ~ Distress edges

Thanks very much for looking and leaving your lovely comments
also for the very warm welcome back!
Luv & hugs
 xxx

Longing Tilda in OTT Red & Gold

Good afternoon,
   I've just been working on this one this afternoon for a 'sentiment' challenge over at MDUC this has always been one of my favourite sentiments and I think Tilda sits so happily there in the corner.
for this one I've used;
A lot of red & gold (I know lol) but I think it looks very christmassy!

 
Kraft card for the backing
Magnolia paper (stitched)
Magnolia longing Tilda
Tim Holtz picket fence paint
those little cones & berries again
cheesecloth
gorgeous gold snowflake ribbon
gold holly leaves
red ribbon, thin cream lace with gold bells
and gold brads.

Challenges;
Magnolia Down Under ~ So sentimental
Simon Says Stamp ~ Photo Inspiration
Christmas Crafting ~ Twelve days of Christmas (Gold)
Creative Inspirations ~ All stitched up
By the Cute & Girly ~ Christmas Girls


That's it from me for today, all that's left for me to do is sit back with a cuppa later and have a good ol' nosey at what you've all been up to, see you over at your place...
Luv & hugs

Here Come The Boys DT card Santa Hug

Hello I'm back again with the DT card for Here Come The Boys
We have a great challenge just starting over there today (nice & easy) it's a colour combo challenge
 Red, White & Green,
so I plumped for dear old Santa Hug, I love this Magnolia stamp, I coloured him in copics and added glamour dust to the white parts of his coat & hat
I've used Magnolia papers, Santa hug stamp and 24th December ticket
gorgeous large spotted ribbon
Large glittery snowflake (Michaels)
2 small die cut snowflakes (sizzix die) 
green button & twine
and yes my favourite holly leaves, berries & winter cones again.

We have a fab prize again this week and don't forget to check back to see if you are one of our last winners on Here Come the Boys, see you there.

Challenges;
Totally Gorjuss ~ Christmas Traditions
Papertake weekly ~ Christmas card
Simon Says Stamp ~ Photo inspiration
DYSU ~ Inspired by a song ~ Santa Clause is coming to town by (amongst others) Peggy Lee


Luv & hugs

ATSC ~ DT CARD Silent Night Tilda

Good morning all, 
Hope you are well, there's a lot of colds about and I know a lot of you have been suffering, I too came home from the States and caught one, luckily I'm fighting my way through it and I think I'm winning, sending hugs to you who still feel bad.
I have two DT cards to upload today, first up is this one for Addicted to Stamps
Our challenge this week is Pearls & Lace
What a lovely easy challenge
I've used Silent Night Tilda and coloured her in copics
with stickles glitter (not sure you can see the stickles in the photo)
Tim Holtz cardstock
The papers are from A Country Christmas pad 
lovely large paper doily
Magnolia ticket sentiment stamped on kraft card
Holly leaves, berries & winter cones (love using these)
pearls are from Joanna Sheen
and that gorgeous gold lace is from Michaels

Don't forget you have 2 whole weeks to make a card  
at Addicted to stamps so please join us if you can :o)
 Luv & hugs
 xxx