Tilda with Summer Flower

Good evening folks
I have had a bit of a shopping day today and not crafty shopping, I've been to town twice and I'm so tired out now I could fall asleep sitting up, so if I make any spelling mistakes please excuse them lol.
I've made this card using Tilda with Summer flower, yes another distress painted Tilda, I can't stop now, I'm really getting into the swing of it!
 I used Grandma's old school book papers by Pion, (love these) gorgeous soft gold lace from Michaels, Magnolia Tag die, thin gold ribbon, gold pearls and gold stickles glitter, Martha Stewart butterfly punch and doily edge border punch, pretty cherry blossom & lillies from WOC.


Midweek Magnolias #17  ~ Lovely lace
Wild Orchid Crafts #53 ~ Punch it out 
Timbroscrapmania #50 ~ Butterfly & flower

Well I'm off to get an early night and awake nice & refreshed to visit your blogs tomorrow.
Take care & enjoy the rest of the week, 


Distress painting again

Good morning all,
 I've just finished this one and couldn't wait to pop it on my blog, hope you like it :o)

I've been doing a spot of distress painting again and I have to say I'm really enjoying it, it's relaxing, painting with reds is a bit difficult though.

My shopping list for this one is;
Magnolia papers, Magnolia Tilda with cherries,  Ribbon Girl fruity seam binding, red ribbon, jute mesh and cherry charm, Wild Orchid Crafts cherry blossom, Magnolia romantic tag and I've stamped those cute flowers again, Woodware leaf punch, Whimsy Corner die.  

Just Magnolia ~ Summer Colours
Deep Ocean ~ Welcome Summer
Divas by Design ~ To 'die' for (tag & corner dies)

Thanks for looking, hope you have a great Tuesday, take care


Joanna Sheen DT card

Hello again 3rd and final card of the day
hope I haven't bored you back to sleep :o)
A new challenge is starting at Joanna Sheen today too and we are enjoying some Sunny Daze
(oh if only eh?)
lets hope these Summer Daze cards can make us feel a little warmer
I can taste the feta cheese salad...feel the hot sun defrosting my poor cold body...and hear the Greek music playing....
Oops! Sorry I drifted off there for a second I was back in Zante ;o)
Well at least I feel a little warmer...
For this card I used the Gorgeous stamp called Lifebouy by Faye Whittaker
Pion papers from Grandma's School Book collection
Gorgeous ribbon from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop
All roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls are Kort & Godt
cheesecloth & seashell
Magnolia heart swirl die
Martha Stewart doily punch.

...and that's it!
I hope you'll join us for our Summer Daze challenge at Joanna Sheen, I can't wait to see all your Summer cards.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my cards today, I will be popping round your blogs later to see what you've all been upto.
Enjoy your Sunday
love & Hugs

Addicted to Stamps DT card

Hello again,
Up next I have my DT card for Addicted to Stamps
this week we have a fab sketch from Nadell to work with
and I thought I'd use this cute LOTV stamp 'Best Dress'
isn't she sweet, I adore these little characters.

here is Nadell's great sketch

For this one I've used 
Papermania Beautiful Collection papers
Wild Orchid Crafts roses & brad
pretty ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
you're the best sentiment stamp & die is a Whimsy one

Well I can't wait to see your take on this sketch 
so please join us if you can over at Addicted to Stamps 

Thank you so much for looking 

Here come the Boys DT card

Good morning and Happy Sunday to you
I have three cards to upload today
so here goes...
1st up we have Here come the Boys new challenge which is 
 Metal or Embossing
 I chose these gorgeous Tim Holtz metal corners
and this super cute Sugar Nellie digi stamp Nathan
with Maja papers
brown velvet ribbon
WISH sentiment is from Crafts4You
little post ark stamp is a Whimsy one.


We had a great time last week looking at all your fabulous different card folds, don't forget to pop back to Here come the Boys to see if you are our last weeks winner or in the Top 3.

Hope you have a lovely relaxing Sunday
see you later


Kitchen Tilda with wooden spoon

Good afternoon  Crafters,
I was wondering around Hobbycraft the other day when I saw these cute little dolls house plates in the sale section, I immediately imagined this card in my head, I couldn't wait to get home to make a start on it and I'm glad to say it turned out exactly as I wanted it to. 
(That doesn't happen often)

My shopping list
Magnolia papers from Dies to die for
white square paper doily
Magnolia Kitchen Tilda and Tilda's shelf stamps (coloured in copics)
My little cross stitched tea towel (as usual)
little plate from Hobbycraft
Wild Orchid Craft flowers and metal filigree corner which I've coloured green
Spellbinders labels 4 die for the sides
pearls by Kort & Godt

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge
Die-ing for a Challenge ~ Pink & Green 
(Magnolia papers from Dies to die for and used Spellbinders die)

Well the sun may be shining but I'm still not warm, how about you? 
I do wish we could have a summer, my Daughter in the States is moaning it's too hot 
( it's close to 100 degrees),
 I could do with some of that :o(
Oh well better go and find my warm cozy socks again (tut tut)
Have a lovely weekend, 


Christmas Eve Edwin for Tilda's Town

Good afternoon crafting friends,
Thanks for stopping by.
This is my DT card for Tilda's Town
I can't believe we are on our 6th challenge already, the time sure is going so fast.
This week we are making cards with Edwin only

I would say this poor little fellow gets forgotten about but there are more and more adorable Edwin stamps coming into the stores, I've seen some gorgeous Edwin cards around blogland and no doubt I'll see many more when you start uploading your cards to this challenge, can't wait!

My shopping list for this one;
Magnolia Christmas Eve Edwin
Pion papers from the Waiting for Santa collection ~ Dies to die for
Magnolia wrapped starlight tag die (Bargain £8.98 from The Glitterpot)
Magnolia A Merry Christmas ticket stamp
 pearls ~ Bunny Zoe's
Snowflake charm, Ribbon & Button twine ~ The Ribbon Girl
Poinsettia, holly & berries from Michaels

Crimbo Crackers ~ Anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge L is for Lyrics (It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year ~ Andy Williams)
The Dutch Magnolia Chickies Challenge Blog ~ Holidays (Christmas holiday)
Creatalicious Challenges ~ Anything Goes

That's it from me, hope you will join us over at Tilda's Town for another fun challenge, we can't wait to see your Edwin creations, 
don't forget there's another $15 Gift voucher for Tilda's Town  up for grabs for the winner!

See you over there
love & hugs 


New Pion Papers & a Distressed Tilda :o)

Good evening, 
Well I've done it!
I've cut into those new Pion papers, I have to say I'm so glad I did I love how this one has turned out, this is Princess party tilda and I'm now proud to say she's coloured using distress inks Yay!

Shopping list
Magnolia Princess Party Tilda
Magnolia Vintage tag (top left hand corner under the cheesecloth)
Gorgeous lace, button twine, ribbon & sparkly buttons from The Ribbon Girl
double hearts charm from ebay
Wild Orchid crafts flowers & pearl brad
large butterfly is a Marianne Creatables die
small butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch border
pearls are Kort & Godt
Distress inks
and beautiful Pion papers from the Grandma's school book collection.

Divas by Design ~ To die for
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge ~ Girls, Girls, Girls
Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Bingo Ribbon, Die cuts & buttons
By the Cute And Girly June challenge ~ Cute as a button, (2 green sparkly buttons)

Thanks for all your lovely comments, I do enjoy reading them and I will be back to see your blogs tomorrow.
Have a lovely rest of the week.


Princess Party Tilda...

...A card at last!
I've had such a busy past week I feel like I've neglected my post here...
This is Princess Party Tilda
coloured in copics and stamped in the corners with a pretty floral stamp.
The postcard is a lovely new embossing folder I bought, Tri-boss by Design Objectives
as you can see I've also stamped & coloured the little 
Magnolia Vintage Tag and added a heart charm, lace, ribbon & rose

I've used Pion papers
Magnolia Tilda & Vintage tag 
Magnolia hearts flower lace border die
All pretty blooms & pearl brad are from Wild Orchid Crafts

Wild Orchid Challenge ~ Anything goes
Magnolia Down Under Challenge ~ Bingo Die cuts, Tilda & cheesecloth

That's it from me, now I'm coming to see what you've all been up to.
love & hugs 


An Easel Card for Mum

Good evening dear blogging friends, I hope you are all well, 
I just wanted to share this quickie card with you, I've had such a busy week this week and I've got an even busier weekend to come, so not much crafting this weekend :o(
I'm hoping to grab a few hours on Sunday as I have a few new inks to play with :o)

I've used the gorgeous Pion papers on this one, not the new ones, still admiring them :o)
All flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
butterfly charm from ebay
Pearls are Kort & Godt
Pretty lace and ribbon from The Ribbon Girl. 
The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.
I hope you have a great weekend with plenty of crafting fun!
Love & hugs Teresa xx 


Look at this lovely lot!

Remember I told you I won those Pion Papers, Omg I did not expect this lot!
Federal Express just knocked my front door and I nearly fell down the stairs trying to get to it lol
44 wonderful sheets of Pion papers, 
I'm so eager to make a card with them but at the same time I really need to admire them a while longer...

Thank you so much to the ladies on the Pion Blog for choosing my card as one of your winners and also to Jenny at Pion for sending out this superb prize to me, you will never know how much it means to me, I adore these papers. 

Whilst I'm doing my thank yous, I'd also like to thank everyone for their lovely encouraging comments you left me on the distress inks painting I did yesterday, you've really encouraged me to carry on with it, thank you. 
Hugs to you all


Are these worth keeping?

I have been learning to paint with distress inks yesterday and today, I did try painting with them about 6months ago but I wasn't 100% happy with the outcome, question is are these any better?  or should I go back to my copics? I'd love your honest opinions :o)

Thanks for any help, guidance or helpful tips :o)


Tilda with raining hearts

Hello dear blogging friends
I have been busy working on this little easel card today.

As you can see I used a little flower stamp and stamped and coloured red flowers
on the little fence and heart tag

My shopping list :o)
Pion papers
Magnolia Tilda with raining hearts
Magnolia wrapped lovely heart tag, dream tag and lovely fence
paper doily
WOC roses
Love charm ~ ebay
pearls & red bow.


Mad about Magnolias ~ Love & heart card
Midweek Magnolias ~ Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar & Sweet Magnolia ~ Favourite colour combo (I love using reds)

Thank you so much for looking,
 I really appreciate your lovely comments. 
love & hugs

Another Criss Cross Card

Hi again, 
Yes I'm back again, this time with my Addicted to Stamps  DT card and our challenge this fortnight is to use pins, yes they always get forgotten about don't they, well mine do :o)
So lets see cards with one or more pins on them, here's mine I used 2 little heart pins

The papers are Pion design
Kort & Godt pearls
Magnolia wrapped so lovely heart die
WOC roses
Martha Stewart leaf punch
Sentiment is by Pink Petticoat 
 ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
embossing folder used on the tag
Sweet Stampin' Challenge ~ All stitched up
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Monochromatic

I hope you will join us in our Pins Challenge at Addicted to Stamps 
Thank you for stopping by
Can't wait to visit your blogs to see what you've all been upto. 

It's Sunday again....

Good morning Crafters, 
I can't believe how quick the time is going, these challenges are coming and going far too quickly.
It's time once again for the Here Come the Boys challenge and today we are making cards with more than one fold, so I plumped for my favourite at the moment The Criss Cross card (I bet you didn't see that coming lol) I also stamped one of my old faithful Forever Friends bears, I still think these are my favourites, such cute bears.
The sentiments are from the new Wellington bear set of stamps which I've yet to use, I thought this sentiment was lovely for this card.
The papers are from a set I bought back from America the first time I went and have only just opened them (blush)

The gold filigree corners are from WOC and ribbon from Michaels last Christmas collection.
brown pearls are Kort & Godt & gold peals from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, button from my stash.

Craft Your Days Away Challenge ~ Bingo (Button, ribbon & die cuts Ovals)
Timbroscrapmania ~ More than one fold
Creative Inspirations ~ Card for a male

Thanks very much for looking, don't forget to check the  Here Come The Boys Blog to see the wonderful work of the DT and to see if you are one of last weeks winners! 
Have a lovely Sunday.


Tilda's Town DT card

Good afternoon,
I'm back again, yes two cards in one day!
This time it's our wonderful Tilda's Town Challenge DT card (a little earlier than planned lol)
and this week we have a great sketch for you to follow from Janneke

As you can see I've used the beautiful Pion papers again, this really sweet Tilda with Summer flower,
plenty of stickles star dust, brads & roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Magnolia doily & hellebores flowers and heart swirl, Kort & Godt pearls and beautiful Ribbon from The pretty Little Ribbon Shop. 


 I have to say we have been over whelmed by your beautiful creations for these Tilda's Town challenges, don't forget to check out the blog for full details of the challenge, the rules and the winners!

As usual there will be a $15 Tilda's Town Gift Certificate prize, woohoo!
chosen by inlinkz.


1) Midweek Magnolias ~ Anything Goes 
2) Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge ~Time to Embellish 
3) Let's Ink It Up ~ Use your favourite embellishments
4) Deep Ocean Challenge ~ Sewing 

Have a wonderful day and we can't wait to see your cards. 
love & hugs