Magnolia Only March Challenge at The Ribbon Girl

Happy Easter to you.
This months Magnolia only challenge at The Ribbon Girl is to
Add flowers
I loved making this one...

 from The Ribbon Girl I've used; White tulle, 25mm Berisford satin ribbon, ruffle edge organza, Pearl lace trim, Pearl brad, hip rosebuds, Chrysanthemums, rolled roses.

Other items include, Pion papers, Magnolia Drip drop Tilda and open gate, both painted in distress reinkers. I've used the new pretty corner die and tags from Magnolia, Go kreate dies for the card blank and Kort & Godt pearls.
The wonderful prizes that you could win are

£10 to spend at The Ribbon Girl online shop

and a Stamp from Magnolia Sweden

Well, have fun making those Magnolia cards with flowers
I'd like to wish you all a very Happy Easter Holiday and to thank you for all your very kind comments, I've been a busy blogger lately and haven't had much time for commenting but I hope to put that right very soon. 
Take care, love & hugs

Addicted to Stamps Challenge ~ White card with coloured image

At Addicted to Stamps we have a fabulous new challenge for you today
White cards with a coloured image,
We gals had great fun making these cards...

...it feels a little weird not using colour in the background but I think it looks okay, except my white roses look somewhat cream in the photo lol.
There's a lot of gorgeous inspiration waiting for you over at Addicted to Stamps, so I hope you will join us in this fabulous challenge. 
Take care and enjoy your Easter Sunday


Tilda's Town CHRISTMAS Challenge #46

Good afternoon Crafters, how are you today? looking forward to Easter, I have just got all my food shopping done for the Easter holiday and here I am making Christmas cards lol...oh well.
Today's challenge at Tilda's Town is Christmas, I went for a bit of a plain look this time with this cute Tilda in the stocking, with gorgeous green ribbon, a snowflake and rustic jingle bells, I've used green sequins and added pearls to them, I've stitched the layers and added doilies.

I hope you can join us at Tilda's Town for another fab challenge and don't forget to check back to see if you are last weeks random winner or in the top 5

With another super prize of $10 to spend at Tilda's Town online store, it's worth having a go!

Good luck
& Happy Easter


Midweek Magnolias Challenge ~ Favourite Stamp

Good morning my dear crafting friends, I hope you are well today.
We have snow again today, loads of it coming down, not that I mind I just hope we get a nice hot Summer too.
Okay onto today's card...Midweek Magnolias challenge this week is to use our favourite Magnolia Stamp...bet you can't guess what mine is lol, I think the world and his wife know what mine is...
Yes it's Tilda with her little wooden spoon, this was my very first Magnolia stamp and has always been my favourite.
Here she is dressed in pink aahh!

The papers are Pion design layered up with doilies, hessian & lace, Tilda is painted with distress inks. I've used those little rolling pins with pink check ribbon and made a cross stitched napkin to which I've added knife & fork brads.
The stamped rolling pin is a Magnolia one with 'Cherish the moments' sentiment by Whimsy.
Roses, rose buds & carnation are from WOC, rolled rose, chrysanthemum, cosmos daisy, strawberry charm & pearls are from The Ribbon Girl. 

We are really looking forward to seeing which is your favourite Magnolia stamp so please come and join us at Midweek Magnolias.

Simply Magnolia ~ Hats off to you
Totally Gorjuss Challenge ~ Something borrowed (cross stitching)
Deep Ocean Challenge ~ Picture inspiration

Thank you for stopping by, have a lovely day and keep warm


Joyful Tilda Criss Cross card

I know I'm a little late wishing you a good morning but I've been busy doing my house wifey duties lol, the house is spick & span and I'm ready to craft :o)
This is a Joyful Tilda Criss Cross card.

I've used those lovely Scrapcake papers again (I really like them) this pad is called One moment in time, from Dies to Die for.
 These beautiful calla lillies and roses are from WOC and the Cosmos daisy, rolled rose, berries, pearls, teapot charm and gorgeous pink satin ribbon are from The Ribbon Girl. 
The sentiment reads 'You mean the world to me'

Die-ing for a challenge ~ Spring (papers from Dies to die for)
The ABC Challenge ~ Just as you like it.

Take care and have a good week


Beautiful Peaches & Cream give-away at The Ribbon Girl

The Ribbon Girl are giving away another superb collection, 
look at the lovely Peaches & Cream...

and all you have to do is become a follower of The Ribbon Girl blog and leave a comment over there, add this photo to your blog with a link back to The Ribbon Girl how simple is that.
Good luck everyone. 
hope you have a lovely Sunday,


Mmmmm Chocolate...

Good morning lovely Crafters, 
how are you today?
I was playing in my craft room yesterday and this is the result, pretty Tilda with big ribbon sitting on the chocolate tins...

Magnolia Tilda with big ribbon, tin boxes and chocolate stamps
Painted with distress reinkers
Bloomy tag die, Spellbinders heart die and Go Kreate card die
Papers Pion
embossed Callico heart
all the items below are from The Ribbon Girl.
I've used; Pink button twine, small key, rose hip buds, pale pink cosmos daisies, pink rolled roses, self adhesive pearls (sugar & spice) 15mm pink and diamante embellishment, white scallop fine lace, pink cotton lace and stickles glitter. 
No Matter Which Challenge ~  Anything goes
The Shabby Tea Room ~ Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge ~ Easter /Spring 

Before I go my Candy & Card winner of the Midweek Magnolias blog hop goes to ~
No 44 and that's Sandra H 
Sandra if you could email me your details I'll get it in the post to you.
Thanks to everyone for playing along. 

Well that's it from me, except to wish you all a wonderful weekend
take care, hugs 


Midweek Magnolias ~ Everything is coming up roses

You're the sunshine... in my garden

Good morning all, today is another challenge at Midweek Magnolias and this week it's 
Everything is coming up roses
So lets see those roses and all other flowers, 
take a look at the wonderful inspiration of the Midweek Magnolias Girls 
I've used these gorgeous Scrapcake papers, I know ...NOT Pion shock! lol
the shabby ribbon is from Live & Love crafts
daisies, key charm & pearls are from The Ribbon Girl and other roses are WOC


I will be back after my second coffee :o)
Have a lovely day


I've signed up with Bloglovin'

Good afternoon all,
Yes another bloglovin' member here, I'm not sure whether I needed to join or not but I didn't want to risk losing any of you lovely followers come July 1st.
 It's simple to join and I have to say I quite like the set up, you see all the posts much clearer and they mark as read once you've clicked on that post so you're not left wondering if you've commented already.
I just need to get the button sorted for my sidebar.

I've got my bloglovin button thanks to my lovely bloglovin friend :o)
Just so you know, when you sign up for bloglovin you don't need everyone to follow you, just the new followers as your old followers move across automatically. 

I hope you are having a great day.


...And all because the lady loves...

I had a lovely day crafting yesterday and made this one with my goodies that I ordered from The Ribbon Girl, I do love it when my parcels arrive, they are always wrapped so pretty, it feels just like my Birthday when I open them and they do inspire me. 

From my Ribbon Girl goodies I've used 
Lilac tulle, box pleated satin ribbon, lilac pearls, vintage pink open rose, lilac open rose, lilac cosmos daisy, lilac rolled paper rose, crysanthemums lace with pearl trim, white heart hat pin.
other items used are Magnolia Tilda in wind and rain, painted in distress inks, Pion papers, ivory paper doily, little square clock face, Magnolia tags 
YOU ME AND MAGNOLIA ~ Happy Birthday
TOTALLY GORJUSS ~ Something old (Magnolia stamp)
CUTE CARD THURSDAY ~ Anything goes 

Thanks for looking and see you over at your place :o)


Here come the Boys ~ Picture Inspiration Challenge.

Hello again, I'm back with my card for Here come the Boys
we have a great picture inspiration for you this week

and here is my card for this challenge ...

I chose to take the colours green and blue and the aeroplane from the picture, you can choose whatever you like from the picture, for more inspiration take a look at what the clever  DT have made here 

I've used Edwin with aeroplane, Maja papers, the sentiment is a Magnolia one, Calico die cut star with a cap/hat attached with twine and pearl stars. 

Thanks for looking, thank you to all my new followers and a very special thanks to all of you who have left comments the past week, I've had such a busy week I haven't had much time for commenting but I aim to put that right today :o)

 Have a wonderful, relaxing Sunday

Addicted to Stamps Challenge ~ Easel cards

I'm late!..I'm late!...for a very important date! 
...oops! I thought I scheduled my cards last night and I hadn't, I'm sorry peeps.
Well my card for Addicted to Stamps is this Christmas 'Building a snowman' 
LOTV card, because this week we are making easel cards.

This beautiful coppery/gold scrunched ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl, I bought the sweet
 La la land heart banner die and couldn't wait to use it, the sentiment is a Magnolia one. 

Have fun making your Easel cards, we can't wait to see them. 
See you again shortly. 


Tilda's Town ~ Anything goes

Good afternoon bloggers, 
I can't believe it's Friday already and time for another challenge over at Tilda's Town :o)
This week it's a super easy one 'Anything goes' 

I used Tilda with big tulip pot and spring fence painted in distress inks
 dragonflies & new labels die
Pion papers
 I've used the following fabulous goodies from The Ribbon Girl  
Lemon scrunched organza ruffle edge ribbon, scalloped fan lace, 3 wooden heart buttons, Pearl and pearl brad, rose hip buds, rolled rose, chrysanthemums and beaded roses.

I'd like to enter this card into MAGNOLIA DOWN UNDER CHALLENGE ~ BIRTHDAY

We love your seeing cards over at Tilda's Town it's great to visit your blogs and see such talent.
There is, as always a fabulous prize of $10 to spend at Tilda's Town store so I hope you will join us again. 



Happy Birthday Blog Hop at Midweek Magnolias

Good morning dear blogging friends,
Some super news for you today, 
Midweek Magnolias is 1 year old today...Happy Birthday!
So we are celebrating with a blog hop and we have a special prize 
donated by the lovely Cathy Lee
feast your eyes on this lovely lot!

All you have to do is starting at MIDWEEK MAGNOLIAS, leave a comment on each of the blogs in the list, if you have come here from Becky's blog then you are right on track, from here you need to proceed to Rebekah's blog and so on...

Our challenge theme for this week is of course HAPPY BIRTHDAY, so once you've made your card and added it to Midweek Magnolias blog make sure you visit each of the team members blogs, including the lovely Rebekah who has just joined us, 
welcome Rebekah :o)

We are also giving away our card and a prize on each of our blogs to one of the people who leaves a comment. (hope you like my card) and here is my prize candy
a selection of lace, ribbons, pearl strings, charms and hessian

Have a great time blog hopping and see you soon



GDT at Forever Friends

Good morning Crafters
You may have seen on the Forever Friends blog that I won the GDT spot a couple of weeks ago, well Diane (the lovely team leader) asked if I would make a shaped card for today's fab new challenge and here it is. 
I decided to make a Christmas card with this cute Forever Friends bear 
I've used Pion papers, roses from WOC, lantern charm, white string pearls and the LOTV grunge sentiment ticket. 
I hope you can join the girls with this great challenge. 

Thanks for looking and thanks to Diane and the girls for having me. 


A Fabulous Ribbon Girl Giveaway

Good morning Crafters and Happy Mothering Sunday to all you Mums out there :o)
As it's Mothers' Day
The Ribbon Girl are giving away to one lucky winner this beautiful bouquet of flowers
To be in with a chance of winning these beautiful goodies
all you have to do is leave a comment on the Ribbon Girl blog here, put this picture on your blog with a link back to The Ribbon Girl 
and become a follower of The Ribbon Girl blog if you want to.
The winner will be announced on Saturday 16th March

Happy Mother' Day and enjoy your Sunday


Mothers' Day card for my lovely Mum

Good morning all, 
I just thought I'd show you the card I've made for my dear Mum for Mothers' day
she really loves the criss cross cards I make and is very much a crafty person in that she knits, crochet, does tapestry and all kinds of other sewing including cross stitching, 
(she's been teaching me all this since I was a little girl)

I hope she likes it, I have added buttons, thread and needles inside the pocket, the gorgeous scrunched/pleated tafetta ribbon, singer sewing machine charm, felt heart, pearl spray and chrysanthemums are from
The papers are Pion 
The craft place Challenge ~ Anything goes*
Craft your passion ~ That's odd!  number of embellishments 
charm, flowers, ribbon, doilies, pearl spray, felt, needles, thread & buttons (9)*
Take time for you challenge ~ A special card shape (Criss cross card)
Divas by Design ~ Buttons & bows
Thanks for looking and for your lovely comments
Hope you have a great weekend


Lili of the Valley ~ Best Dress

Good evening dear friends of the blogging world, how are you this evening, I hope you are well. I've been keeping myself busy in the craftroom today, having a bit of a sort out and then I sat making this card with Lili of the Valley ~ Best Dress

It's been a while since I got my little LOTVs out but today I started to paint a few, I forgot just how gorgeous they are to paint, this little cutie is called Best Dress, I'm not sure if you can see but I've glittered her dress and bows with stickles stardust. 
I've used a few of my favourite Ribbon Girl goodies too, starting with the gorgeous yellow satin ribbon, pretty white cotton lace, Kort & Godt beaded roses & Chrysanthemums, the string pearls and the pearl spray on the tag. 
The papers are Pion, all other flowers are from Wild Orchids
Dies used ~ Spellbinders floral ovals and Magnolia so lovely heart tag
Martha Stewart butterfly punch.
Lili's Little Fairies ~ Card for Mum *
Cute card Thursday ~ Spring fever
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge ~ Cute & Cuddly
Creative Craft Challenges2 ~ Challenge 5 Mothers Day*
 A huge thank you to all my new followers for following me, please feel free to join my candy here 
Thank you for stopping by
Big hugs