Back to School at Tilda's Town

Good afternoon crafters :o)
It's time for another wonderful challenge at Tilda's Town
and we are going back to school
I chose to use Traveling Tilda from the Bon Voyage collection
coloured with distress inks
and the little Magnolia bench & sign post too.

The papers are Pion, all gorgeous flowers and pearl brad are Wild Orchid Crafts, Marianne Createables butterfly, ribbon & pearl lace trim are from The Ribbon Girl. Magnolia bloomy tag and the doilies are from my stash. 
MAGNOLIA MANIA ~ favourite Magnolia stamp
Your cards for the Anything goes challenge were brilliant, thanks for playing along, don't forget to check back to Tilda's Town to see if you are a winner or in the top 5. 
Thanks for looking 


Tilda with balloon

Good evening, 
Time to get back to a little normality, here is a card for a few challenges ~ Tilda with balloon.
The beautiful flower centre trinket on the ribbon was bought from my dear friend Craftyloops, she sells them on ebay aren't they pretty. 


Magnolia Down Under Challenge #161 ~ All stitched up
Midweek Magnolias week 25 ~ Colour combo pink, brown & white

Hope you have a good evening, I hope to be in full swing by tomorrow. 
Take care, hugs 

A Special message card

Afternoon peeps, I thought I'd upload this card while I'm waiting on a call to fetch my Mum from the hospital, thank you for being there for me,  the card says it all. 
See you later. 

Good morning...

Monday morning ~ and I'm SO pleased to add that Mum is recovering, it it a stone behind the kidney, she's been put on antibiotics and they seem to be working, she was a lot perkier yesterday and not in so much pain, she had even eaten breakfast! So I am a very happy soul today, I shall be going to see her again later and will pass on your kind best wishes.
Hopefully this evening I might even add a card here.

Good news! just received a call to say she can go home, so I shall be going to fetch her shortly and   make sure she's settled in at home, I do love my dear Mum, I'm so pleased she's alright. 
Thanks for all your support. 




Signing off...

Hi everyone,
 I'm just letting you know I'm signing off for a few days as my Mum has been taken ill, she's in hospital and I need to be there when I can and take care of my Dad.
    I didn't want you thinking I'm ignoring you.

 ~ Good Sunday morning to you,
 just a quick update though not much to report, Mum's still in a lot of pain, she's not eaten for 3 days the Doctors think it may be kidney stones but still unsure. 
I will post again when I get time. Thank you for your kind messages to my Mum.

Take care, hugs to you all


Tilda with corn

Good afternoon 
I hope you are well, 
Here is my card for today and another new stamp, (Liz's fault lol) I saw this stamp coloured up so beautiful on her blog and loved it so much I had to buy her lol. 
Tilda with corn
I coloured Tilda with distress reinkers, I've no idea what this paper is I found it in my stash and thought it was perfect for her.
Rose trim & all flowers from WOC.
Magnolia tag below with lace, leaves and flower charm
you're enchanting sentiment from Ann Marie blog prize

Little wooden pot with brown asters 
paper doilies, ribbon & pearls from stash

Vintage Elusions Cards and Crafts ~ Bling/Anything goes
Divas by Design ~ Anything goes
ATC's and Cards with Attitude ~ Anything goes with lace
Crafts and Me challenges ~ Autumn Colours
The Crafty Pad ~ To Die for

Thanks for looking and for your kind comments, I really appreciate it.


Tilda with wooden spoon

Good morning dear crafters, 
I'd like to start by saying a massive thank you to everyone who commented on my 3 cards yesterday, we had a day out so I only got to see them last night, I will be popping by your blogs today.
This is my all time favourite Tilda as you know, she was the first one I bought and even though there has been so many gorgeously cute Tildas since she remains my favourite. 
I've used the Maja papers, square paper doily, lace from Sunrise crafts and roses from WOC
Tilda was painted with distress reinkers
The Magnolia Tilda's lace tag is removable, with You mean the world to me sentiment and these gorgeous Sugar & Flour charms

Whimsy Stamps Challenge ~ Lots of layers
MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS Challenge ~ Inspiration picture

Thanks again for your lovely, encouraging comments, see you later at your blog.
Have a lovely week!


Totally Sentimental Challenge at Joanna Sheen

Hello again, 
(3rd post)
 after this one I promise I'll leave you alone for the day ;o) 
It's also another fab challenge over at Joanna Sheen today
Totally Sentimental
Yes we are using just sentiments as our main feature
This is the Joanna Sheen sentiment set called 
there are some gorgeous sentiments in this set, below is one of them. 
you can see the others by clicking on the above link or here
For this card I've used the Pion papers including the butterflies and kraft backing card, 
Wild orchid crafts rose trim and flowers are Kort & Godt beaded roses. 
and charm from ebay.


Don't forget to look see if you the last fortnights Joanna Sheen winner! 
and remeber theirs some great candy up for grabs every week, all you have to do is leave a comment below the candy on the Joanna Sheen blog here

I'd like to add this one to the Challenge
Dies to die for August challenge  ~ Anything goes (Pion papers from Dies to die for) 

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog today
I sincerely hope you have a wonderful relaxing Sunday
Lots of hugs

LOTV for Here come the Boys

Helloooo!  I'm back and this time with a Christmas card, this week at Here come the Boys we have a great sketch that Woo created for us, it's a good un' too.
I love a great sketch to work with. 

I've used this cute LOTV stamp called Delivering presents and some old Christmas papers from last year called The Country Christmas Collection
Magnolia sentiment stamp ~ Santa is coming to town
A white sparkly snowflake, ribbon & trim, dew drops and a snowflake charm, oh and lots of stickles. 

52 (Christmas) card throwdown ~ Christmas carol or Hymn ~ Let it snow
Totally Papercrafts ~ Inspired by a song ~ Let it snow

Don't forget to pop back to Here come the Boys to see if you are our winner from our last challenge and hope you will join us in this sketch challenge. 
Coming up in a few minutes...I'm going all sentimental 
See you later. 

Edwin in Miami for ATSC

Good morning all, hope today finds you fit and well :o)
As you know Sundays are busy Challenge days
So I'm going to get straight to business and start with Addicted to Stamps
This week our challenge is to recycle something or use something recycled on your card
I have just bought this cute Edwin in Miami (no I'm not going to recycle him lol) I just couldn't wait to colour him. 
So here he is at the beach!
Edwin is coloured with distress reinkers
below you can see I have recycled a luggage tag, cardboard buttons, press studs and an old button
you can see I have recycled a luggage tag, cardboard buttons, press studs and an old button
I've used Pion papers and ribbon from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop
star fish charm and kraft backing card. 

Craft your days away challenge ~ Farewell Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Paperplay Challenges ~ Recycle ~ (recycled a luggage tag, cardboard buttons, press studs and an old button)
Your cards for our Pearls and Lace challenge were beautiful, we can't wait to see what you do for this recycling challenge. 
Have a great Sunday
my next card is a Christmas one
see you shortly. 


Tilda with lovely Jam for Tilda's Town

Good afternoon all, 
 It's that time again, are you ready for another Tilda's Town Challenge, this week we are making cards for Late Summer and this little Tilda with lovely jam is one of my favourites of the late Summer collection, turning leaves.

I love this little cookie jar charm below

I've used Magnolia papers, Kraft card, WOC roses & Carnations
tiny flowers are from The Ribbon Girl. 
 cookie jar charm.
paper doilies and ribbon from my stash. 

Crafting when we can  #24 ~ Case it (Crafting Vicky's card colour)
Dream Valley Challenges #38 ~ Die cuts and punches
Songbird Challenge #1 ~ Anything Goes 
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #50  ~ Lots of layers
Your Shabby Chic cards were fantastic!
Don't forget to pop back to Tilda's Town to see if you are the winner of the $15 prize for Tilda's Town or in the top 5
Thank you for looking, I hope you have a brilliant weekend!


Christmas Tilda with cat

Good morning Crafters,
If I knew how to add music to my blog I'd be blasting out 'I feel good' by James Brown this morning  but I don't so you'll just have to sing along with me lol, I'm up, showered and got my work done, how about that for 8.30 in the morning :o)
Here goes another card blogged too, this is the lovely new Tilda stamp, Christmas Tilda with cat, isn't she sweet.
I've coloured Tilda using distress reinkers again 
and used Pion papers called waiting for Santa
lace & 38mm taffeta ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl
the big pearl and roses are from WOC

Simon Says Stamp ~ Animal Antics (cat)
Crafts and Me challenge  #97~ Add some lace.
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #50~ Lots of layers 

Well it's a crafting day for me (after my second cuppa of course) so hopefully the ol' mojo has woken up feeling good too :o)

See you over at your blog later, have a great day.


Tilda with lovely (Blueberry) Jam

Hi Everyone,
 Just a quickie to say thanks for all your lovely comments on my Christmas Tilda card and to let you know how it went at the hospital, I had been suffering some bad headaches & ear ache, so I had a MRI scan done, that was back in April and I was extremely relieved to find out yesterday that it was all clear I'm fine yippee! 
Thanks again for your lovely comments and well wishes. 
Hugs to all


Tilda with a cute lamb

Good morning Crafters,
This is just a quickie post as I'm off to the hospital today but more about that later,
Anyway this is the Tilda with a cute lamb, one of the new Christmas stamps, coloured in distress reinkers.
The matching tag is the Magnolia So Lovely Heart Tag and I've stamped this lovely bow & flowers on it to match the one I stamped on Tilda's picture. 
I've also used this gorgeous gold wired ribbon. 
The removable tag
with winter mittens charm & rose.
and a mix of roses, carnations and berries with gold stickles glitter
MIDWEEK MAGNOLIAS ~ 2 Dies/Punches ( Lovely tag die and MS leaf punch)
SIMON SAYS STAMP CHALLENGE ~ Bingo (Ribbon, free (Die cut) & Blooms)
WINTER WONDERLAND ~ Picture inspiration

That's it from me,
see you later, hugs


Tilda making blueberry blanket

Good afternoon dear Crafters,
I've been busy not just gardening but finishing off this one for a few challenges.

Below ~ A matching tag

I did a bit of cross stitching again and added these gorgeous charms, scissors and tape measure
both from The Ribbon Girl
as are the ribbon, twine & lace too.

Pion papers, Magnolia heart tag die, quickutz retired corner die (so lucky to get this one)
Ribbon, lace, twine and charms from The Ribbon Girl
little cotton reels from Michaels
roses from WOC
Pearls are Kort & Godt

The Ribbon Girl August card challenge ~ Bingo ~ charms/lace/twine
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #158~ Fabulous sketch
Simon Says Stamp Challenge ~ Let's play Bingo ~ Ribbon/ free (lace) / blooms 

Before I go I'd like to just remind you a new challenge has started at Tilda's Town today, I hope you can come and join us.
Thanks for stopping by.
love & hugs