Saturday, July 25

Pen Pal Pocket Letter!!!

Good morning my dears,  I'm here to share my DT project for

I decided to make something a little different as 
 I've become somewhat addicted to creating 
these adorable Pen Pal Pocket Letters!!!

They are such fun to do and it's a real neat idea of
sending cute little gifts to new friends.

I chose Studio75 12 x 12 Craft Love paper pack
for my base cards and then fussy cut some of the
 elements from the cut out sheet to fill some of the
 pockets with tags, flowers,frames and post cards.  
These can all be used by the recipient.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, do please
come back and see me soon.

Have a wonderful day everyone!


Products used:

     Studio75 Craft Love Paper Pack HERE


Wednesday, July 22

Midweek Magnolias #118 Embossing (Midway Reminder)

Good morning my dears, I'm here to remind you that
you still have a week left to join us over at

Midweek  Magnolias

for our "Embossing"  heat or dry challenge

I've decorated a gift bag and used Time to drink Champagne Edwin and  Stop in the name of Love Tilda from the Lovely Duo 2015 collection.  Both have been coloured with Copics and Derwent soft pencils.

The embossed element is my Cuttlebug Script embossing folder which is behind Edwin and Tilda. 

Our sponsor is of course the very generous 
Magnolia Sweden who will be sending our lucky
random winner who follows the rules 
a lovely surprise package.

Our Sponsor

Do pop over to the blog and take a peek at my friend and 
DT member Julie P's card,  it is magnificent.

In the meantime I wish you all a wonderful day


Challenges Entered:

All About Magnolia:  Bingo - I've achieved a full house
Marvelous Magnolia:  Polka Dots
Tip Top Tuesday:  Bingo my chosen line is middle horizontal
Pearls/Gems- Sentiment - Flowers
Inky Chicks Challenge: Use a Metal Embellishment  
Cards & More:  Bingo  - Blue/Lace/Flower
Dream Valley Challenge:  Embossing Dry or Wet 
Paradise of Magnolia:  Anything Goes  

Monday, July 20

My Besties International Challenge DT - #15 Anything Goes

Hello my dears,  so nice to be here with my Design Team
card for

Besties  International  Challenge  Blog

Our theme as always is Anything Goes so long as
you use one of Sheri's cute images. 

This adorable image is IMG 771 available over at Sheri's Etsy store HERE 

I used my ShinHan Art markers and Derwent soft pencils 
to colour this sweetie. My papers are Sweet Paris by 
Dovecraft, flowers are a mix from my stash.

Do please pop over and take a peek at the amazing creations my fellow DT members have made to enthuse and encourage.

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


Challenges Entered:

In The Pink:  Pink & Floral Brown Sugar Challenge:  Girly
My Besties UK:  Anything Goes and Summer
Simply Papercrft #9:  Anything Goes 
Crafts Galore Encore:  Use a Stamp or Digi anywhere 
on your creation.
My Besties Germany Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations:  Lets Colour 
My Besties Spanish Challenge: Anything Goes  

Saturday, July 18

Scrap & Craft DT - Smile

Good morning my dears,  I have another card to share with 
you today for 

 I used the NEW paper pack LOFT from 
UHK Gallery available over at SCRAP & CRAFT 

These papers are delicious they come with two cut out sheets full of fabulous sentiments and saying such as the one below so
are great for either Scrap book layouts or Card making.

The pretty chipboard edges are also from the store and it's actually a rectangle normally used for sentiments, I just cut the edges off and used them to frame my sentiment adding some purple stickles to create little glitter pearls.  The fabulous faceted pearls are
also available in the store and are made by Scrapberry's.  

Thank you so much for popping in to visit.  
I hope you'll come back and see me soon.


UHK Gallery - Naval Treaty - 12x12" Paper Pack   Tulip Frame, Signboard ScrapBerry's Adhesive  Gems Faceted - Colorful Dreams
 LOFT Paper Pack                        Scrapiniec Chipboard Frame              Faceted Gems

Wednesday, July 15

Midweek Magnolias DT - #118 Embossing (dry/heat)

Good morning my dears,  It's time for a new challenge over at

for the next two weeks we would love to see your


I used a 6x6 embossing folder with some Bazzil cardstock 
to create the background for this sweet Lazy Tilda from the new Sakura collection.

 I also embossed the middle section of my folder in white, 
cut it out and repositioned it along the middle section of the bag
just to give it a bit more dimension.

The butterfly's at the top are a Joy border die, leaves are Doohickey die
Flowers at the bottom of the gift bag are handmade using one of my Spellbinders
Rose dies.  Gems, sentiment are from my stash. 

Our Sponsor as always is the very generous 

 Magnolia Sweden

Our Sponsor

Who will be sending our lucky Random winner a surprise package all the way from Sweden.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I really do appreciate your comments 
and opinion, wishing you all a wonderful day.


Challenges Entered:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts July Challenge:  Summer Breeze 
Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes 
Anything But a Card Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #13: Anything Goes 
Polkadoodles Challenge:  Add some embossing 
Craft and Smash:  Say it with a Sentiment 

Tuesday, July 14

Magnolia-licious DT #11 Anchors Aweigh!!!

Good morning my dears,  It's time for another wonderful
challenge over at 


Our theme for the next two weeks is

"Anchors Aweigh"

You will need to include an anchor somewhere 
on your creation and for me it has to be nautical.

This sweet Tilda is from the Sea Breeze collection 2013
and she has been coloured using copics and pencils 

I decorated a very plain box for myself which now
contains all my Nautical die cuts from various collections.

The dies I on the box are a mixture of Magnolia Doohickey
dies from the Die Kit Club #1 Collection , the banner and large anchors.  The smaller anchors are from a Marianne Design die.

Our sponsor as always is the lovely Diana who will be sending
our random winner a lovely Surprise!!!

You could also be in the draw for another lovely surprise if you leave a comment on any of the DT blogs or over at 

Thank you so much for popping in to visit,  I look forward to seeing all your fabulous Anchors over the next two weeks.


Challenges Entered:

Boutique Magnolia:  Anything Goes 
Magnolia Forever:  Summer Sun & Beach 
LHOSM:  Summer Fun
Magnolia Mania:  Pimp Something 
A Gem of a Challenge: Red White & Blue 

Saturday, July 11

Scrap & Craft DT - Pretty Pastels

Good morning my dears,  I'm here to share my DT card for


I've used UHK Gallery Celebration 2 12 x12 paper pack available over at  

The  very pretty Lilac hand made flower  is also from

Also on the card are two of the NEW Scrapiniec Far East chipboard set 1 swirls 
which I've heat embossed with Zing opaque embossing powder 

The only item from my stash was the 6x6 embossing folder
and the little air dry clay frame using my Martha Stewart silicone mould.

I  will add a list of ingredients used with links to the 
store so you can go browse all the delicious products Emilia has to offer.  

You still have lots of time to join in with our current challenge 

You will find the challenge HERE 

Thank you for popping in to visit, it's always lovely  to see you and I very much 
appreciate reading your comments.


Products Used:  
             Scrapiniec - Far East Set 01
         Celebration Paper pack                                                                              Scrapiniec Far East set 

Handmade flowers x4

Wednesday, July 8

Midweek Magnolias DT #117 Midway Reminder "Celebrations"

Good morning my dears,  I'm here to share my card
with you for our  on going challenge over at 


Our theme for the next fortnight is 


Birthdays/Anniversary/Wedding/New Baby etc 

  I've  used  the adorable Sitting Windy Tilda from the new Sakura 2015 Collection and coloured her with Copics and Derwent soft pencils.  My papers are from Melissa Frances, lace is from The Ribbon Girls and the pretty flower trim is from my stash. The pretty blue flowers are WOC and available over at

Our Sponsor is as always the very generous 

Our random drawn winner will receive a surprise package of Magnolia goodies.

Our Sponsor

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope you will visit the other very talented DT members over at Midweek Magnolias, their creations are stunning to say the least.

Have a wonderful day everyone

Challenges Entered:

Papertake Weekly:  Anything Goes 
Come and Get it Challenge: Anything Goes with Flowers 
Penny Black & More:  Anything Goes with a sentiment
The ABC Challenge:  M is for Magnolia
Noor Designs UK Challenge #8: Something new/something old
My image is new and my flowers - papers and lace are old
Paradise of Stamps: Anything Goes 
Petal Lu Challenge:  Anything Goes 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge:  Anything Goes 

Magnolia-licious DT - "W"ednesday Inspirational Post

Good morning my dears,  It's  Wednesday and it's my turn to 
share my card with you for Magnolia-licious and 
Magnolia-licious Store and to remind you of the fabulous array of stamps that Diana now carries in store

Saturated Canary/Candybeans/Penny Black/
Crafter Companion/Wild Rose Studio/Whimsy/ 
Wee Stamps/Alota mini stamps just to name a few!!!

I've used Ava - a Saturated Canary stamp, this particular one is out of stock just now but there are lots more to choose from HERE

Ava has been coloured with ShinHan art markers and Derwent soft pencils.  I heat embossed some teal Frantage on the corners of the image and added glamour dust to her balloon.

Posting with me today is the lovely Karen G so do pop over and take a peek at the gorgeous creation Karen has created.

For a chance to win the weekly Leave a Comment 

Surprise Package all you have to do is:

1. Leave a comment on any of the posts on the Challenge Blog.
2. Leave a comment on any of the DT’s blog post for that week.
3. The more posts you comment on the better your chances to win.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I really do appreciate your taking the time


Challenges Entered:

Penny Black & More:  Anything goes with a sentiment
Card Mania:  Anything Goes 
Craft your Passion:  Anything Goes 
Love to Scrap:  It's a triple play - 3 embellishments - I've used 3 roses.
Sparkle N Sprinkle: Anything goes with loose glitter/embossing powder or flocking. 

Saturday, July 4

Scrap & Craft DT- Something Yummy for your Tummy!!

Good morning my dears,  I'm here to share 
my creations with you  for


 I decorated  a recipe book and made a matching card using the fabulous 
Yummy A4 paper  pack from Studio75  along 
with one of their chipboard recipe books, 
both available over at   

I've also used this sweet Tilda image and coloured 
her with my  Copics and Derwent soft pencils.

The flowers have been hand made using  Marianne designs dies 
 using some of the papers and a few coordinating brads.  
I also used the paper pack to cut out the cute apron which  is a Marianne Designs die.

Here is a close up of the cute friendship 
Recipe stamp which is from lili of the valley.

I will pop a list of ingredients used at the bottom 
of my post for you.  
Just click on the link to go take a peek. 

Thank you for popping in to visit, 
it's always lovely and very much 
appreciated to read your comments.


Challenges Entered:

Magnolia Mania:  Pimp something! 
I've decorated a plain recipe book.
Boutique Magnolia:  Anything Goes - Free theme
Cute card Thursday #38:  We love Cake 
Cuttlebug Mania: Use a sentiment to match your project.
Papertake Weekly:  Take your pick - my choice was covering chipboard. 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Marianne Design Divas:  Flowers - my products used are the oval lace die, the flower die which coordinates and the apron die on the front of the recipe book.
Creative Craft Cottage:  Spots or Stripes  
Noor Design U.K. Challenge #8:  Something Old/Something New
My image, lace and ribbon are golden oldies and my recipe book and papers are new. 

Products Used:
                     All Studio75 products used can be found HERE 

Marianne Design Craftables Dies - Apron CR1246Marianne Design Craftables Die - Oval CR1204

Marianne Design products available over at Cuddly Buddly