Saturday, October 19

Home for Christmas!!!

Good morning my dears,  I hope you are all well and had a fabby
crafty week.  I'm sharing a DL Christmas card with you today
using some gorgeous Mintay papers,  LadyEdesign Poinsettia flower and leaves dies.

I love that these papers give you such a great selection to snip into fussy cut out 
lots of fabulous elements. 
I fussy cut out one of the windows from a sheet of the 12x12 Home for Christmas
adding little spots of gesso on the window and edges to give it that enhanced
winter look.  I then fussy cut the bow and 



Thank you so much for popping in to visit with me today,  I really appreciate
you taking the time out of your day.  Wishing you all a fabulous weekend

Hugs


Challenges Entered:

The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge:  Anything Christmas Goes 
Merry Little Christmas Challenge:  Anything Christmas goes






Thursday, October 17

Crafteezee DT - All Dressed Up!! What to Wear.

Hello crafty friends,  I hope you are all having a fabulous week.  

I'm here sharing my project as a member of the Design Team for 

Crafteezee


 This time I decided to make a DL card (haven't made one of these in ages)
I used the gorgeous All Dressed Up Stamp called "What To Wear"

She has been coloured with Distress Re-inkers and fussy cut out before
adding her to the mount.  I also stamped some of the hearts and 
the sentiment from the same stamp set. 



 The papers are from Stamperia and are called Grand Hotel.  I paired my main
image mount with the lovely Fantasy die which was cut out twice and added 
just behind the image. 

The small Gardenias, rose and Lady E Design leaves die set off the card perfectly
along with the lovely pearl trim.


 Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope
you enjoyed your stay and do please come back and see us soon.

Hugs 


Challenges Entered:

All Dressed Up October Challenge:  Anything Goes with an ADU image 
Creations in Pink Challenge: Anything Goes but mainly in Pink
Daisy Chain Challenges:  Pink or Halloween
Not Just Cards Challenge:  Anything Goes 




Saturday, October 12

Prepping Poinsettia's for Christmas

Hello crafty friends!!  I'm here today to show you my handmade flowers
using various mediums such as Foamiran, Watercolour Paper, Mixed Media
Paper and 12x12 luxury Card stock from The Works



These pink Poinsettia were made using the luxury 220gsm textured cardstock
from the Range.  I coloured the centres with Tim Holtz Fired Brick distress ink pad.


The Gold poinsettia were made using 160 gsm Premier Mixed Media artists
pad (size A3) from Aldi and I used Tim Holtz Wild Honey distress ink pad to
colour them.  
 The flowers above and below we made using red Foamiran 0.06  I added a little
gesso on the tips and dipped them into German glass glitter
 The last poinsettia we made with white 0.06 Foamiran and the centres were coloured
using standard colour box ink pads. Once gain the tips have been treated with 
gesso and dipped into glass glitter.  

All the dies used in the making of the flowers and leaves were from
LadyE design 

I've had a lovely flower making few days, now I need to get them all
onto various projects in readyness for Christmas.

Have a fabulous day everyone.

Hugs 


Friday, October 11

Sweetest Christmas!!!

 Hello dear crafty friends,  I'm here today to share my latest Christmas card with you
Once again I've used the beautiful Mintay Papers, this time I chose to go with
their Sweetest Christmas collection. 

My card is an 8"x 4.5" so the 6x6 wouldn't fit until I decided to use two sheets and 
started fussy cutting out the curtains, bottom section and snipping into the tree and 
varius other bits.  I think it turned out so pretty.

The poinsettia are hand made using white 200gsm watercolour
card and colured with colourbox inks. I used  LadyEdesign poinsettia dies and leaves
adding white gesso to the tips before adding the German glass glitter. I did the same
thing to the leaves and ferns. 
 Thank you so much for popping in to visit with me, I hope you like my sweet
Christmas card and that you will come back and see me soon.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs 



Challenges Entered:

The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge:  Anything Christmas goes 
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #15:  Anything Christmas goes
CRAFT Challenge:  Christmas  




Thursday, October 10

Crafteezee DT - All Dressed Up - Time to Sparkle!!

Hello crafty friends,  I hope you are all having a fabulous week.  

I'm here to bring you my project as a member of the Design Team over at 


 I always need gift bags so I keep a few in my stash ready to grab when needed.

I used Sweet All Dressed Up Time to Sparkle stamp and coloured this 
cutie with copics and Derwent soft pencils adding a bit of glitter
to her wings and ribbon sash.  



Papers are Grand Hotel from Stamperia, and the pretty swirl leaf is from
Lady E designs,  I added a lovely pearl and diamonte trim to the bottom of the bag
and a couple of tags tucked into the top. 



Those flowers and pretty Lady E design leaf finish the bag off beautifully. 




 Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope
you enjoyed your stay and do please come back and see us soon.

Hugs 


Challenges Entered:

Cut it Up Challenge:  Tags, Bag,s or Boxes


Thursday, October 3

Crafteezee DT - New All Dressed Up Winter Angel

Hello crafty friends,  I hope you are all having a fabulous week.  

I'm here to bring you my design team project for 

Crafteezee


I used one of the new All Dressed Up Stamps called
Winter Angel and coloured her with distress re-inkers 

My papers are Vintage frost Basics from Maja Design 
I used some 25mm white roses, the Christmas Greetings sentiment came from
the paper collection as did the number 25 which I popped behind a glass dome. 

The gorgeous chipboard element is The Winter Star Shaker Box from Laserlowe 
I used white gesso and glamour dust.



 Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope
you enjoyed your stay and do please come back and see me soon.

Hugs 


Challenges Entered:

CHCC: Anything Goes as long as it's Chjristmas option of someone special.



Tuesday, October 1

Forever Magnolia - Guest Designer


Good Morning my dears,  Oh my goodness!! it's October (can someone tell me
where September went) lol !!!

I was thrilled to have won the July Challenge and asked to be Guest Designer
for the October Challenge for


The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING GOES with the option of using "PURPLE"

I stamped up this sweet Tilda from the Summer Dream pop up box collection 2019, 
Tilda has been coloured using Distress Re-inkers. 



Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope you have a wonderful
day and do come back and visit again. 

Hugs


Challenges Entered:

Simply Magnolia Challenge: Anything goes with the option of the colour Purple
Crafty Catz Challenge:  Anyting Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge:  Anything Goes 
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge:  Friends/Friendship somewhere on your card 






Sunday, September 29

Mintay Flowers Galore for your Birthday!!


Hello my lovely's,  I hope you are all well and having a fabulous crafty week so far.
I'm here to share a card I made recently using the beautiful Mintay Life Stories
paper collection.  I love the rich colours in the papers along with the fabulous
elements that make fussy cutting so wonderful.  


The Flowers were made using the papers and a few different flower dies, I added 
white stamens along with gesso and glamour dust.  The leaves were made
using LadyE desigm leaves 003 the other leaf die at the top is her small leaves die.

I left a half circle space on the side of the card to add a couple of 
tags for either a message or sentiment.
Thank you so much for popping in to visit me, I really appreciate you taking the time
out of your day.  Have a fabulous day where ever you are!!1

Hugs

Challenges Entered:

Dragonfly Dreams Challenge:  Happy Birthday 
The Paper Players Challenge:  Tic Tac Toe I chose top line across 



Thursday, September 26

Crafteezee DT - Little Skater is ~All Dressed Up!!


Hello crafty friends,  I hope you are all having a fabulous week.  

I'm here to bring you my project as a member of the Design Team over at 


This time I'm sharing a Christmas/Winter Birthday Card  
using the adorable soon to be released All Dressed Up "Little Skater""
How cute is she!! I coloured her with Distress re-inkers and added a little
glamour dust to her ear-muffs





The papers are Home for Christmas from Mintay and I've fussy cut
out all the cute poinsettia's adding them around the 
edges of the image. 


A close up of those lovely fussy cut elements. The cute wreath cutapart is also
part of the 6x6 pad and just sets this card off perfectly. 



 Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope
you enjoyed your stay and do please come back and see us soon.

Hugs 


Challenges Entered:

Lemon Shortbread Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Cute N Crafty Challenge: Anything Goes  
All Dressed Up Challenge:  Anything Goes with ADU image 



Monday, September 23

Shabby Chic Mixed Media Card !!!


Hello my lovely crafty friends,  I'm here to share something a little different
for me today.  I recently tried out for the Lemoncraft Design Team and
I made it through to the second phase!! I was thrilled beyond words!!


We were asked to make another creation for the next phase which would 
determine who made the DT and who didn''t.  I chose to make an ultra shabby
chic card using products I had in my stash which were primarily Lemoncraft papers
butterfly's and buttons.   


Alas I didn't make the DT this year but was thrilled to have been considered. 
I will continue to use the beautiful products that Lemoncraft produce
and maybe next year I will be successful in making it into the DT. 


Thank you so much for popping in to visit with me.  I hope you will
come back and see me soon,

Have a fabulous day everyone.

Hugs


Challenges Entered: 

613 Avenue Create Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Crafty Calendar Challenge:  Lots of Layers