Wednesday, April 25

Craft All Day 2nd showing

Hi All, I showed you my mini book cover yesterday and as promised I've managed to complete a couple of pages for insertion.  I'm making this for a dear friend who needs a lot of cheering up at the moment,  I can't wait to see her face when I give it to her.  She is a real tea Jenny and loves all kinds of Flowers.

The papers are all from Sarah's fantastic Craft All Day online Store as is the satin edged ribbon, the doohickey vintage tag die and the wonderful Butterfly & Flowers stamps from Viva Decor.

All of the above items have been used in my creation so far and they are all available HERE  at Craft All Day.

I am hoping to complete this project over the next couple of days and will show you the final book when it's finished.

Have a great day everyone. 

Midweek Magnolias #8 Open Theme

A very good morning everyone,  I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far.  It's Wednesday which means it's time for another fabulous challenge over at 

Midweek Magnolias 

and this weeks theme is OPEN  so Anything Goes.  We only have one stipulation on our challenge and that is you can only combine your entry with 4 other challenges making a total of 5 including ours to be included in the prize draw from Magnolia Sweden.

Anyway back to my card which is a centre step card (love this design)  I've used sweet Tilda catching stars from the Princes & Princesses 2012 collection.  She has been coloured with Copics. I've used lots of lovely Marianne Design die cuts and listed all my ingredients at the bottom of this post.

We have a new Gdt joining us for the next two weeks, the very talented Ineke who has made the most adorable card for us.  Do please pop over and take a peek at the array of amazing projects and cards that my sweet Maggie loving friends have created for you this week.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I do wish you all a wonderful day ahead of you and look forward to visiting you all over the coming week.

Challenges Entered:

Just Magnolia Challenge: Would love to see Soft Spring Colours this week
Magnolia-Licious Challenge:  Have a picture for inspiration, I've taken all the colours from it.
Paper Creations Ink Challenge:  Would like to see some May Flowers
Stamp & Create Challenge:  Have the theme of Spring this time
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes this week.


DP: K&Co
Image: Magnolia - Tilda catching stars from Princes & Princesses collection 2012
Medium:  Copics:  Skin E000 E00 E51 E21 R20 Hair E37 E35 E33 E53 Dress YG11 R00 Shoes E33 E53
Nesti:  Oval small
Garland around Tilda: Marianne Design Craftable CR1216 x 2 Fence LR0205 Heart LR0159 Lamp post/sign board LR0191 Swirl circle LR0119  Decorative elegance LR0157 All available Here 
Flowers:  Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Flower Garland all coloured with TH distress inks and copics
Sentiment:  Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment die: Whimsy Stamps 

Tuesday, April 24

Craft All Day 1st Project

A very good evening everyone,  this is my first post and creation for Craft All Day.  I've made my first ever Mini album using all products available at Craft All Day.

Do please pop over and take a peek at the amazing items Sarah has for you in the store.  There is a fab selection for all types of crafting.

The chipboard hearts in the centre have been painted with white acrylic paint and then I've stamped one of the gorgeous Viva Decor Butterfly & Flowers stamps onto the three hearts and coloured with  promarkers

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

Items used from Craft All Day

Monday, April 23

So Sweet Mini Tildas

Good morning all,  it's a lovely day here in Scotland, well it's dry with no wind, lol  the sun keeps popping out every now and then.  So mustn't complain.

I have an altered paper bag to show you this morning and it was made with a few challenges in mind.  I don't have many mini magnolia stamps (8 in total) but I do love them,  they are great for tags and being able to use more embellishments on my creations.

All my colouring has been done with Copics, there is a full list of ingredients below this post.  So without any more faffing I'll tell you the challenge that inspired this creation.

Tomic:  This week would like you to use Mini Magnolias and a Doohickey Tag.
Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge:  Would love to see some 
Luscious Lace for their monthly Blog Hop challenge
Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  Would like to see something other than a card and Alter it.
Simply Magnolia Challenge:  Would love to see at least 2 Magnolia stamps (not including text) on your creations. 
Sweet Stampin' Challenge:  Would like you to use more than one ribbon on your creation this time.

Many thanks for popping in to visit, I hope you all have a wonderful day and that the sun shines for you where ever you are.


Paper Lunch Bag from Crafts U Love
DP:  K&Co
Image: Magnolia Mini stamps 
Medium:  Copics  Skin E000 E00 E21 R20 R02  Hair E35 E33 E53
Frog: YG03 YG11 Dress RV21
Die Cuts:  Marianne Designs Craftables CR1216 CR1213
Tim Holtz Alterations on the edge Butterflight & Tattered Flower Garland
Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Tag die
Xcut: scallop border punch 
Ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace: Local haberdashery store
Extras used:  TH Antique Linen distress ink, pearls and brad from stash.

Friday, April 20

Prairie Fairy Friday #77 Anything with Flowers

Hello my dears,  It's Friday, yippee!!!  another weekend ahead with lots of lovely crafting time.   Of course it being Friday means that we have another wonderful challenge starting over at 

Fairy Fun Friday   this week our lovely princess Margreet is your hostess with the mostest and she has chosen the theme of Anything Goes + Flowers.  We want to see all your beautiful blooms whether hand made, shop bought or within your image.

I've chosen to use this sweet image called In A Nutshell from Prairie Fairy Designs which is available Here  I've coloured my image with a mixture of Water Pencils and Copics, my papers are all from Basic Grey and I have used one of my new Marianne Design Craftables.  A full list of my ingredients is below this post with links where possible.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Basic Grey Challenge:  Would like to see a Spring Creation using at least 1 basic grey product.  All my papers are BG (Marrakesh & Lemonade)
2 Sisters Challenge:  Would like to see Flowers this week but there must be at least one flower in your image.
The Paper Shelter Challenge:  Have the theme of Wings and Things this week

Wishing everyone a wonderful Weekend.


DP: Basic Grey 6x6 pad Marrakesh & Lemonade
Image: In a Nutshell from Prairie Fairy Designs  
Medium: Copics & Derwent Water colour pencils
Nesti: Oval
Marianne Designs Craftable CR1216  
Flowers:  All hand made using McGill punches
Sentiment strip at top of card:  Prima 

Thursday, April 19

Baby Gift and Card

Hello my lovelies.  I would like to show you a gift set I've made for a new baby girl.  She is my great great Niece and was born last weekend. I will be seeing her for the first time on Sunday and  I know her Mum won't see this so it's safe to post.

I've used Baby Tilda as my image and she is still one of my favourites for a new born baby.  She has been coloured with Copics, I've listed all my ingredients at the bottom of this post.

I'm off out to pick up the twins from school and then my eldest Grandson before bringing them back for Dinner and me time.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Just Magnolia & Hanglar Stanglar Challenge:  Lovely Lace is the theme this week and they are having a DT call.
Magnolia-Licious Highlites Challenge:  Have the theme of Baby for this months challenge. Either a card or Gift
Creative Stamp Friends Challenge: Are having a game of Bingo and I've chosen Charm, Lace and Flowers as my line
Divas By Design Challenge:  Have the theme of Anything but a card, I'm hoping my gift set qualifies
Bling it On challenge:  Have the theme of Monochromatic  this time.

Before I go I would like to welcome my new follower friends to my blog. I hope I can inspire you a little and you enjoy your visits with me.


DP: K&Co plain pink paper - Tim Holtz Shabby Chic Vintage
Image:  Magnolia Baby Tilda
Medium: Copics,  Skin:  E000 E00 E93 Clothes R00
Marianne Deisgns Products:  oval lace Gradable , Baby name die LR0217 Flower Craftable either side of image CR1216
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima and stash
Metal corners: Stash
Lace & Ribbon:  Local haberdashery store
Martha Stewart lace doily border punch.

Wednesday, April 18

Midweek Magnolias #7 Use 2 Magnolia Stamps

A very good morning dears,  my goodness these Wednesday are coming around fast and furious.  I can't believe we are into week 7 of our challenges over at Midweek Magnolias.   Our theme this week is to use at least 2 Magnolia stamps on your creation.  These don't have to be Tilda's  they can be Edwin or a background stamp/accessory stamp so long as we can see two Magnolias then that's fabulous.

I've chosen Kissing Tilda and Kissing Edwin, these are two separate stamps but I've also used the background wall stamp as well, just to make a little scene.  They have all been coloured with Copics.

Lots of lovely new elements on my card too.  I had a bit of a splurge on Tim Holtz die's and distress inks over the weekend, I also bought my first Grand Nestabilities for my never used Grand Calibur!!!!!  the card is made from Labels 23 and embellished with Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish Doily's.  You can find a full recipe for my card below this post.  I must warn you though it's quite long. lol.

Do please pop over and join us this week,  I can't imagine how much pleasure I'm going to get seeing more than 1 Magnolia image on your creations. 

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

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Magnolia-licious Challenge:  Have a lovely pictorial theme this week with wonderful purples, blues, yellows, greens from Tracy. You really need to pop over and take a peek.
It's A Magnolia Challenge:  Would love to see SPRING this week
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge:  Have the theme of Spring this time.
Southern Girls Challenge:  Would like to see some Fancy Folds this week.
Crafting When We Can Challenge:  Would like to see 2 images this week.
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge:  Have an open theme this week, so Anything Goes. 
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge:  Have a Freebie Week so Anything Goes theme this week.


DP:  K&Co and MME
Images:  Magnolia Kissing Tilda, Kissing Edwin, Wall
Medium:  Copics,  Too many to mention.
Nesti's:  Grand Labels 23
Die Cuts Used:  Tim Holtz alterations Flutterby's and Alterations Tattered Flower Garland, Ticket Die's from Whimsy Stamps, Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish Doily
Distress Inks:  Tim Holtz, Old Paper, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Tattered Rose, Vintage Rose, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Forest Moss
Sentiments: Whimsy Stamps 
Extras used:  Grand Calibur, Sizzix Big Shot, Glamour Dust, Netting and brad.

Tuesday, April 17

A Boy and his Toy

Good morning my dears,   I hope you are all well,  I wanted to show you this sweet Edwin with his little toy plane.  Such a fabulous image for any little boys card,  I'm not great at boys/mens' cards but |I really did enjoy making this one. 

I found a bloc of this card stock while tidying up my mountain of paper stash yesterday, it turned out to be perfect for this card.  I don't know the name or the maker. 

Sweet Edwin from the new Princes & Princesses collection 2012 has been coloured with Copics and there is a full list of all the ingredients at the bottom of my post.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  Would like to see Banners/Flags this week.
Here Come The Boys Challenge:  Have the theme of  Cards for Tiddly Peeps.
Cards for Men Challenge:  Would like to see Spring Colours this week.
Pan Pastel UK Challenge:  Has the theme of 1 for the boys. 
Sentimental Sunday Challenge:  Would like you to FRAME IT this week and of course you must add a sentiment.
Our Creative Corner Challenge:  Have the theme of Boys and their Toys this week.
My Craft Spot Challenge:  Would like you to make it Pop this week.

DP: unknown 
Image: Edwin with Toy Plane
Medium: Copics  Hair:E57 E47  Skin: E00 E51 E21 R20 R02 
Tshirt: B02 BG01 Trousers: YG11 YG03 Aeroplane: Y21 Y11
Nesti: Spellbinders Fleur de lis square & pennants for sentiment
Flag stamps & Die:  Whimsy Stamps
Balloons: Provo Craft quickkutz
Papermania glitter card for balloons.
Birthday Boy sentiment:  Stash

Sunday, April 15

Joanna Sheen #6 For Someone Special

Good Morning my dears,  It's time for another fantastic challenge over at Joanna Sheen Challenge and this fortnight we would like you to make something for Someone Special.

I've made a very simple but I think striking card for a dear friend.  I used the Designable embossing folder from Marianne Designs DS0913.  The Beautiful real dried pressed flowers and leaves are from Joanna Sheen Store.  The flowers can be found here and the  sentiment also from Joanna's Store are Wordy Rubber Stamp sheet ten and can be found here  Ribbon is from stash.

Do please pop over and say a big Hello to our two new lovely Design Team Members Sandie and Edna who are making their debut today with us. Last but certainly not least say hello also to our wonderful Guest Designer Fi, all the girls have made beautiful creations just for your inspiration.

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:

Cute Card Thursday: Would love to see Spring Flowers this week

Two Sisters Challenge: Would like to see Flowers this week.

Simon Says Stamps Challenge:  The theme this week is April Showers bring Spring Flowers.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope you all have a wonderful day ahead.


Marianne Design Divas - Pearls and Swirls

Using:  Pretty Paper Bloc Vintage Pastels,  Image is from same paper bloc and coloured with copics
Vintage Lace JU0824  Large & small swirls on the left are from Creatable Frames Swirls LR0116 the small swirl on the right from Ribbon Florial 1 LR0108  Flowers JU0847 - JU0848 - JU0849 - JU0850

A very good morning to you all,  It's time for another challenge over at Marianne Design Divas  and this month our challenge theme is PEARLS & SWIRLS.

As you can see from my card I decided to go a little vintage, everything on my card is from Marianne Designs except the sentiment and the black metal finding and the pearl stick pin..

I do hope you will come and join us this month as our wonderful sponsor is Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts and this is the wonderful prize she has put up for the winning random entry. 

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Do pop over and take a peek at the wonderful creations my sweet DT buddies have made for you this week, they are stunning.

Do remember that to be included in the prize draw you must use at least one of Marianne Design Products on your card/project and do please tell us what it is you've used.

Wishing you all a wonderful day ahead.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away Challenge: Would like to see some Metal this week. 
Polka Doodles Challenge: Would like to see Pink this week


Friday, April 13

Criss Cross Card

Hello everyone,  I hope you are all well and looking forward to your weekend ahead.  I have my sweet Grandsons coming tomorrow for a  sleepover, so I won't get much crafting done over the weekend, but I'll have a great time with them as always.

Anyway,  I haven't made a Criss Cross card in such a long time so when I saw the challenge over at Tomic I knew I had to make one. I've used Tilda Teddy-Love as my image from the Princes & Princesses collection and coloured her with Copics and Derwent artist pencils. I've listed all my ingredients below this post if you want to know the many ingredients used.  lol 

I haven't used a sentiment or words as yet because I'm not sure who will receive this card. 

The following challenges gave me inspiration this week for this creation. They are:

TOMIC Challenge:  Make a Criss Cross Card and use an image from Princes & Princesses collection 2012 or any stamp from the previous Prince & Princesses collection.

Just Magnolia Challenge:  Have the theme of Lovely Lace this week and wait for it !!!!  they are also having a Design Team Call which I would love to be a part of so I'm taking a deep breath and entering.

Before I go I would like to say a big Hello and Welcome to my new followers, I hope you get a little inspiration from my projects and enjoy your visits with me.


DP: K&Co 12x12 pack (name unknown)
Image: Magnolia Tilda Teddy-Love Princes & Princess 2012 
Medium:  Copics Skin E00 E51 E21 E93  Teddy E33 E31 E53 E93
Dress and shoes Derwent Artists pencils with Sansodor oil
Nesti's:  Oval small Oval scallop
Punches: Martha Stewart lace doily double ended punch and lace doily corner punch for tabs (tabs are handmade)
Magnolia Doohickey small dragonfly die and Vintage Lace tag die
Pears spray and Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Satin Teddy's: cut from ribbon strip
Pearls: Prima
Ribbon: local haberdashery store.
Extras used: Tim Holtz old paper distress ink
DecoArt: Glamour Dust

Wednesday, April 11

Beary Big Hugs

Hello again my dears,  Well here is my second card for today.  This is the first outing for Tilda Teddy Bear - Love.  Isn't she a wee cutie.  I am so loving these new images from the 'Princes and Princesses' collection.  She has been coloured with Copics and stamped onto a Marianne Design oval lace die cut.  I've put a full list of ingredients used at the bottom of my post for you.

The following challenges inspired my wee creation so without further ado here they are:

Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  Have an amazing Sketch this week from Kylie.
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge:  Would love to see some Ready Teddy Go this week.
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge:  Would like to see a Celebration this week.
Crafty Sentiments Challenge:  Would like to see you using Pastel colours this week as it's Spring.
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Would like to see a song Inspiration this week.  I've chosen Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley

That's all from me for today, I'm off now to do some visiting and commenting.  Have a great day everyone.


DP: Prima Annalee
Image: Magnolia Tilda Teddy-Love from the Princes & Princesses collection 2012
Medium:  Copics  Skin E000 E00 E51 E93  Hair  E53 E35 E31 Dress RO2 Shoes E31  Teddy Bear Y31 Y21
Marianne Designs Oval lace Craftable CR1204 Leaf Swirl LR0120
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts & Prima
Lace:  local haberdashery store.
Sentiment from Papermania

Midweek Magnolias #6 Special Birthday

Good morning my dears,  It's time for another fabulous challenge over at Midweek Magnolias.  I can't believe we are at week Six already.  My goodness time does fly when you are having fun. lol xx

Before I tell you about the theme this week.  PLEASE adhere to the ONE rule that we have in order to be included into the fabulous secret prize from Magnolia Sweden.  You can only combine your entry with 4 other challenges making a total of 5 including ours.  It is devastating when we can't include all of the amazing entries into the Random Draw or our top three Midweek Magnolia Marvels.  

This week our theme is SPECIAL BIRTHDAY!  .    I know all birthdays are special but some more than others,  usually a milestone in someones life.   I've chosen 1st Birthday and used Sweet Tilda with Ballet Shoes from the Prince's and Princess's collection.  I've also used my magnolia balloon stamp and cut it out to add as an embellishments.  A full recipe for my card is at the bottom of the post if you are curious about my ingredients.

We have a very talented lady joining us as our first Guest Designer for the next two weeks, she is the lovely Karin so please do pop over and take a peek at her adorable card and not forgetting my sweet DT girlfriends who have done another magnificent job on their creations for you.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Just Magnolia Challenge:  Have this months Special Challenge where anything goes.

Totally Tilda Challenge:  This week have the theme of Birthdays in honour of Christine.  This is my 2nd entry so not sure if it's allowed.
Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge:  Have the theme of Ribbon and or Twine this month. I've used webbed ribbon from Bunny Zoe's Craft Store.
Totally PaperCrafts Challenge:  Are having a game of BINGO this week, my second entry is a different line this time I've gone for Flowers/Lace/Pink.
The Cutie Pie Challenge: Would like to see your favourite Cute stamp. Mine has to be any Magnolia stamp.
Paper Sundaes Challenge: Have their Sundae Bar up this week and you can choose any two or more of the recipe, I've gone with Lace and Die Cuts. 

Magnolia Card Challenge:  This time there is a colour theme of Pin/White or Blue/White or Pink/Blue/White.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit me. I hope you all have a wonderful day and I'll see you all soon.


DP: K&Co 12x12  specialty pack ( I glittered the flowers and butterfly's with glamour dust)
Image: Magnolia Tilda with Ballet Shoes from the Prince & Princess collection 2012 available at Craft All Day 
Magnolia lovely balloons from sweet crazy love collection 2012
Medium: Copics and Derwent Artists pencils with sansodor oil
Nesti's: spellbiners ovals small and ovals scallops
EK scallop border punch 
Webbed Ribbon & Marianne Design Creatable Hears LRO159 from: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Lace & pink mesh: Stash
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps 
Flowers: Prima - Miss Godiva blush
Pink metal butterfly: Stash.

Sunday, April 8

Birthday Blues

Hi all,  A very Happy Easter Sunday to you all,  I hope you've all had a wonderful day with Friends and Family.

Our Sunday has been very quiet, just dear hubby and me. Awe!!! but we are taking our Grandchildren out tomorrow for lunch and then onto somewhere ( depending on the weather).

Anyway I wanted to show you another sweet Tilda card.  This stamp is from the Butterfly and Dreams collection and believe it or not it's her very first outing for me.  She hasn't been sitting unloved, I only just bought her in the sale at Crafts U Love. I used my copics to colour her and placed her on a Fleur de lis spellbinders square die. The little sentiment poking out the side is from Whimsy Stamps. A full list of ingredients is below this post.

Thanks for popping in to visit me, it's very much appreciated. Take care everyone and enjoy the rest of your long weekend.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Totally Tilda Challenge:  The theme this week in celebration of  Christine's Birthday (Happy Birthday Christine) Your creation must include the words HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge:  Would like to see a Butterfly/s this week
Just Magnolia challenge:  Have their monthly Special challenge, but no option this time just Anything Goes.
Charisma Cardz Challenge:  Have the theme of Chipboard and or Stickers this week.
Totally PaperCrafts Challenge:  Are having a game of BINGO and I've chosen the line of Flowers/Diecuts/Blue
Lets Ink It Up Challenge:  Have the theme of Distressing this month. Do remember that you must use a Stamp (no digital images allowed)
I've used Tim Holtz Distress inks old paper and broken china on my card.


DP: Papermania (blue & White dots from Christmas collection)
Tim Holtz: Idea-ology Vintage Shabby
K&Co. 12x12 paper stack
Image: Magnolia (Tilda waiting)
Medium: Copics - Skin E 000 E00 E51 E93 Hair: E00 E53 E35 E33
Clothes: E21 E00  Shoes E35 Butterfly BG01
Nesti: Spellbinder small square & Fleur de lis square
Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Die
Marianne Designs: Creatable CR1215
Quick Kutz Balloon QRS0017
Quick Kutz embossing B-GB010-P & ZGB018P
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps Circle Postmarks
Chipboard Butterfly: Tando
Flowers: Prima Miss Godivas Mermaid
Netting and vintage ribbon: Stash
Extras used:  Big Squeeze, Tim Holtz broken china and old paper distress inks.

Friday, April 6

Fairy Fun Friday # 76 Anything Goes

Hello again my dears,  Time for another fun challenge over at 

This week our lovely hostess is Terry and she has made it a nice simple challenge -  Anything Goes -  so I'm expecting to see lots of fabulous creations over the next two weeks.

I've chosen one of Roberta's new Spring releases "Flower Girl Gillian"  and she is available HERE . I coloured her with Copics.  The pretty flowers are made using MME summer blooms paper and a Marianne Design creatable die LRO156 which also included the leaves. There is a full recipe of my ingredients below this post.

Do pop over and take a peek at the fabulous examples my sweet friends have created for you this week.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamps Challenge:  Would like to know what your favourite tool is, on this occasion it's my Sizzix Big Shot.

Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Have the theme Anything Goes this week.

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge:  The theme this week is "To Die For"  die cuts and or Punches.

 Sir Stampalot Challenge:  Are celebrating their 2nd Birthday this month and they are having a Birthday Blog Hop where you can see some amazing creations from the Design Team and have the chance to win some wonderful prizes.

To those of you who will be celebrating Easter this weekend may I wish you all a very Happy and Blessed Easter.


DP:  My minds eye: Summer Blooms & Basic Grey Lemonade
Image: Flower Girl Gillian:  Prairie Fairy Designs
Medium:  Copics 
Nesti: small oval and oval scallop
Flowers & Leaves die:  Marianne Designs LR0156
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Webbed Ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Gems & Hat:  Stash.