Friday, June 29

Chillax as they say !!!

Hello again my lovelies,  Well I didn't think I would get the chance to play along with House Mouse & Friends Challenge, who are celebrating their 1,000 + followers with a wonderful Blog Hop and a  theme of Liquid  Refreshment for Hot Summer Days.

I found time today to play with my little meece's because the weather is still dreadful!!! flooding, wind, chilly I can't believe we are only a few days away from July and we are still waiting for Summer to make an appearance.

 Anyway I used my rubber stamp from Chill out collection. I wanted to frame it but half of the wee flower was hidden by the frame. So I stamped the flower out another twice, coloured and cut it out to do a home made decoupage effect. I think it worked nicely.

My image has been coloured with Copics, papers are Raspberry Road designs, the lovely twirling vine frame die is from memory box.  My banner is Tattered Banners from Tim Holtz. Chill out sentiment is from HM.  Other sentiment is from my stash.

 That's all from me for today but I dare say I'll be back tomorrow with some more creations.


Wedding Tag

Hiya dear friends,  Another weekend approaches and I do hope it's a great one for you all.   The school holidays have started her in Scotland but for the next two weeks I won't be seeing my sweet Grand babies as they are off on their hols this morning.  I do hope the weather improves for them whilst they have fun in Yorkshire.

Anyway I wanted to show you my latest make.  A lovely two tier wedding tag which will go into my storage box to be used at a later date.  I've used my newest stamp from Magnolia Tilda with winding flowers.  I had to buy her after seeing Angie Hunt's beautiful card on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog Hop. 

I cut out two tags from white corrugated card, one slightly smaller than the other so I could attach them at an angle.  I added some white acrylic paint and some snowtex and distressed them both with  TH old paper ink.   I coloured Tilda with Copics,  The large lace doily on the back is a Cheery Lynn die which I've distressed.

I'll jot down a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post for those who would like to know the recipe.

Thank you for popping in to visit, I hope you had a nice stay and that you'll come back again soon.

Challenges Entered:

Magnolia-Licious Highlites Challenge:  Would like you to show some Love and do pop over and see the amazing Wedding themed items the DT have created for you.
Magnolia-licious Challenge:  It was Katie's turn to choose the theme for this challenge and she has chosen a fab picture for you to take your inspiration from which is neutrals and lace.
TOMIC Challenge:  Would like to see a Tag + A Magnolia image with Flowers.
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge:  Would love to see some distressing on your project.
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge:  Would like to see your Wedding Creations this time.

White corrugated Card stock
DP:   cuttings of Webster pages post cards
Image:  Magnolia Tilda with winding flowers 
Medium:  Copics  skin: E000 E00 E51 E21  cheeks E93 R02
Hair: E53 E51 E00
Flowers: R05 RV21 Leaves YG11 G00
Sentiment:  Dovecraft
Lace behind Tilda: Marianne Designs 
Lace border: Stash
Pins butterfly pearls: Stash
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts.
Ribbon: Stash

Thursday, June 28

Paper Bag

A very good morning everyone, I hope your all having a wonderful week so far.  The rain is still pouring down here, the only good thing is that the gardens are looking wonderful. If only we could sit out and enjoy them. lol.

Anyway I wanted to show you my little decorated paper bag.  I love giving my friends gifts in these,  I have quite a few now in my cupboard as July and August are full of Birthday's and other celebration in my family.

I've used sweet Flower Tilda from the Summer 2012 collection and coloured her with copics, I've used some lovely die's and embellishments on my bag and will put a list of ingredients at the bottom of the post if you would like to take a peek.

In the meantime I hope you all have a wonderful day ahead.

Challenges Entered:

Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  Would like you to decorate a Paper Bag for a gift.
Wild Orchid Craft Challenge:  Would like you to use Punches and or Dies on your creation.
Crafts and Me Challenge:  Have the theme of Anything Goes this week.

Paper Bag:  Hobbycraft
DP: Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Chic
Image: Magnolia Flower Tilda from Summer 2012 release
Medium:  Copics  skin E000 E00 E51 E93 R02  Hair: E35 E53
Clothes: RV21 RV10
Nesti's:  Oval
Cheery Lynne Large Doily die
Marianne Designs Heart
Tim Holtz on the Edge flutterby die
Tando Creations: Chipboard Book mark for sentiment and small banner
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pink web ribbon: Bunny Zoe's crafts
Stick Pin: Stash
Extras used: Stickles for butterflys and flowers

Wednesday, June 27

Midweek Magnolias #17 Lovely Lace

Well my dears, I don't know about you but I can't believe this is nearly the end of June.  The months seem to be flying by this year or maybe it's just an age thing with me now!!! lol.

Anyway time for another wonderful challenge over at 

It's Team B's turn to inspire and encourage you with the theme this week of Lovely Lace  we would love to see you your gorgeous lace being used somewhere on your creation.

I've used sweet Honeybee Tilda as my image and coloured her with a mixture of Copic markers and Derwent water colour pencils. I've used glamour dust to make her wings sparkle. She is sitting on two distressed circle nesti's.  I will put a list of ingredients used at the bottom of my post.  In the meantime I look forward to seeing all your beautiful lace creations over the coming week.

Hiya to my lovely new followers, I do hope you find a little inspiration while visiting and of course a big Hi (waving madly) to my regular visitors who leave me words of encouragement which I truly appreciate.  Mwaaaah x

Challenges Entered:

Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge: Would like to see Distressing on your project, I've used TH old paper distress ink around the image and acrylic paint along with TH Spun Sugar distress ink and to top it off I've used TH Distress Crackle Glaze on my Sentiment chipboard.
Love to Create Challenge:  Have the theme of Anything Goes 
Fashionista Challenge:  Have the theme of Winged Things
Paper Playtime Challenge:  Anything Goes with a Sentiment.
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge:  Anything Goes this week.
Creative Inspirations Challenge:  Anything Goes this week.

Have a wonderful day

DP:  K&Co  - Webster pages journal tag
Image: Magnolia Honeybee Tilda
Medium:  Copic  Skin E000 E00 E51 E93 R02
Hair. E37 E25 E35 E33
Glamour dust for Wings.
Nesti: circle small x 2
Flowers: Mixture of Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts & Marianne Designs.
Heart Swirls: Magnolia Doohickey die
Sentiment chipboard:  Tando - coloured with white acrylic paint, distressed with TH  Spun Sugar and then distress crackle glaze added. Little flowers are from the TH flower garland die
Sentiment: Stash
Lace: Stash

Sunday, June 24

A simple Wedding Card

Hello my dears,   I wanted to show you the gorgeous new Kaban card that Sarah is now stocking in Craft All Day  I decided to make a wedding card from 1 sheet of this gorgeous card. I added some roses from the store too. 

Do pop over and take a look at the fabulous crafting goodies and wonderful craft storage furniture that Sarah has to offer.

I would like to enter my card into the Dream Valley Challenge  their theme this week is Things with Wings.



Colouring on Canvas

Hello everyone,  I've had some fun today, I was supposed to be at a crop with my dear friends but alas due to circumstances I had to cancel.  So I thought I would try something new.  I bought some of these sweet mini canvas bags with the intention of altering them to hold small Christmas gifts!!! I know!!! it's too early, sorry but I love to be organised and start all my festive projects early. 

I've used 3 Magnolia stamps and masked two of them them, Tilda with skates (limited edition 2011) and my Noel sentiment for Tilda to sit on. Both were coloured with copics. My To&From sentiment is a Magnolia stamp.  Top left sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps as is the bottom circular one but I only inked up half of it.

I've finished off the wee bag with a Magnolia doohickey tag die with some lace, raffia and ribbon. Oops! nearly forgot to mention that the snowflakes have been stickled with the colour waterfall.

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

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Would like to see anything but a card
One Stop Craft Challenge:  Would like to see Christmas in June

Paper Play Challenge: Would like to see a Die on your creation.

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge:  Would like you to Get Inky -  distress, stamping, spraying etc.
Divas By Design Challenge:  Would like to see some die cuts on your project
Creative Card Crew Challenge:  Have a 1 2 3 theme this week. I've used 3 magnolia stamps, 2 sentiment stamps and 1 Tag.
Allsorts Challenge:  Have the theme of Any Die will do this week.


Saturday, June 23

Copic Marker Europe are Celebrating

Hello everyone,  Rain Rain and more Rain!!!!!  the weather has been so poor it's blooming well depressing!!!  but making this card has really brightened my day.

Copic Marker Europe are having their 1st Birthday this month and they are celebrating big style with a wonderful challenge and lots of lovely prizes from amazing sponsors,  do please pop over and get all the details. You can request the specially designed images if you take part in the challenge.

The image I've coloured with my copics has been exclusively designed just for Copic Marker Europe by the lovely Krista Smith from Saturated Canary. I think it's going to become available after the competition.

The other lady who has designed an exclusive digital stamp for the celebrations is Sylvia Zet from the Wee Suzi collection,  I can't wait to colour that one too.

I don't have a lot of copics "YET" as I've only recently started using them so I'm kinda limited in using what I have at the moment. I will put a list of colours under the post in case you're curious.


DP: Raspberry Road & Websters journal card
Image: Copics Girl from Krista Smith (for Copic Marker Europe)
Medium:  Copics
Skin - E000 E00 E51 E21 E93 R02
Hair: E33 E53 E51 E00
Clothes: B02 B00 B000 E00 E21
Shoes: E33 E31 E21
Sack  E21 E00
Copic Lids:  the only other colours I have just now!!!
Flowers: Sizzix TH Flower Garland
Butterfly's:  Sizzix TH on the edge Flutterby die
Lace & Sentiments: Stash.

Wednesday, June 20

Midweek Magnolias #16 Anything but a Card

Hello my dears,  It's Wednesday and time for another wonderful challenge over at 

This week we have a fabulous theme for you and it's 

Anything but a Card,  this gives you a little diversity this week you could alter something, do a wall hanging or like me make a Door Hanger.  

I've used sweet Summer Flower Tilda and coloured her with Copics and Derwent Water Colour Pencils.  My door hanger came from the lovely Susie Sugar for winning one of her fabulous challenges. I covered it with Tim Holtz Shabby Vintage paper and added a few die cuts, some lace, gems and flowers.  A full list of my ingredients are below this post.

Do please pop over to Midweek Magnolias and take a look at the amazing projects my sweet DT friends have created for you this week, they are stunning and you will find lots of inspiration from their beautiful work.

Our sponsor is the wonderful Magnolia Sweden and they will be sending our lucky winner a surprise package.  Do please remember that you can only combine your entry with 4 other challenges to be included in the prize draw.

Thank you for popping in to visit, I hope I've given you a little inspiration.  I look forward to visiting you all over the coming week.

Challenges Entered:

Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Are having a Game of Bingo this week and I've chosen the line of Gems/free/Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge:  The theme this week is No cards, Tags or Atc's  
Crafty Your Days Away Challenge:  Are having a game of Bingo this week and I've chosen the line of Flowers/Ribbon or Lace/Gems
Make it Monday Challenge:  As always Anything Goes
Try It on Tuesday Challenge:  Anything Goes this week (you can only combine your entry with 4 other challenges)


DP:  Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby
Image: Magnolia Summer Flower Tilda 
Medium:  Copics  Skin E000 E00 E51 E21 E93 R02
Hair: Y11 Y31 Dress & Shoes Derwent Water Colour Pencils
Die Cuts:  Marianne Design Craftable lacy oval CR1204 
 and Garland CR1216  
Marianne Designs Denim fabric flowers
Alphabet letters from Tim Holtz Vintage die
Gems: Stash

Monday, June 18

Waterlily Tilda

Hello All,  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I had a lovely time with my crafting buddies at our monthly crop meeting and for once in a long while we all got some work done. lol 

Anyway I'm here to show my latest card with sweet Waterlily Tilda from the Summer Memories collection.  I've also used some beautiful (Webster pages) vellum gifted to me by my dear friend Lynne. Thank you sweetie it's gorgeous.  My flower is handmade from another gift I received of some handmade parchment paper from my Daughter.  I won't go into any more detail otherwise we could be here a long time.  I will list the ingredients and links where possible at the bottom of my post.

The sun is shining here today and I hope it's shining where ever you are and that you all have a wonderful crafting week ahead.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Magnolia-licious Highlites:  Would like to see Water Water Everywhere this month.

Simply Magnolia:  Would like to see Garden Blooms this time. I've used floral vellum paper, the large flower at the corner is hand made.  Just to give you the heads up Simply Magnolia are also having a DT call.

Magnolia Down Under:  The girls are having a game of BINGO this week I've chosen Die cuts/Cheesecloth or Tulle/ Tilda

Tilda's Town:  Would love to see your Lazy Days of Summer this week.

Totally Tilda:  Want to see your Banners and or Pennants.

Tando Creative:  Would love to see you use some Fabric this month.

Lets Ink It Up:  Would like to see your favourite embellishments this month.  I love my die cuts and flowers.


DP: K&Co  Webster Pages Vellum
Image: Magnolia Waterlily Tilda from the Summer Memories collection available at Tilda's Town
Medium:  Copics  Skin E000 E00 E51 E21 E11 E93 R02
Hair: E35 E37 E33  Water B000  Lilly's RV21  
Clothes: Derwent Water Colour Pencils
Spellbinders small circle nestie'
Magnolia Doohickey heart swirl die
Cheery Lynn large Doily die
Spellbinders creative book pages (smallest one) 
Sentiments from Whiff of Joy
Chipboard Banner: Tando Creative from
Mini book plate for sentiment: Tando Creative from
Flower: Handmade 
Pearls & Brad: Prima
Cheesecloth: Stash.
Extras used: Tim Holtz distress inks. Old Paper & Victorian Velvet.
Tim Holtz distress wheel.

Friday, June 15

Marianne Design Divas #11 Animal Antics

A very good morning everyone.  We have another Monthly challenge for you over at Marianne Design Divas and this month our theme is Animal Antics.  A complete list of products used on my card can be found at the bottom of my post.

Don't forget that you don't have to use just a die cut to be included in these wonderful prizes from our sponsors, so long as a Marianne Design Product is used on your creation then your name goes into the draw. That includes, Stamps, papers, lace, flowers etc etc.

Our Sponsor this week is the lovely Nikki from

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What a fabulous prize this is for one lucky winner

I do hope you will come over and join us this month, it's always lovely to see your amazing creations.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz Challenge:  Would like to see a Male project this week
DYSU Challenge:  Boys/Men this week

Delightful Challenge:  Would like to see something for the Boys this week.

Marianne Design Products Used:

Papers, Flower Power PK9078
 Vintage Pastels PK9080,
 Clear Stamp Boy with Kitten HM9440,
 Creatable Happy Birthday/Congrats die LR0223

Wednesday, June 13

Midweek Magnolias #15 Recipe

A very good morning to you all,  what a couple of days I've had it's been dreadful,  I've been without Internet connection since late Sunday evening until now, which is Tuesday 10.30pm.   Boy have I been like a cat on a hot tin roof!!!!  You would think I could get on with doing some crafting or scrapping -  Uh uh!!! I just couldn't settle myself to do anything. I kept rebooting my comp and checking if I was connected.

Anyways I'm back and it's Wednesday which means another wonderful challenge over at 

Our theme this week is a Recipe of 1 2 3 = I ribbon, 2 buttons and 3 flowers. As always we are sponsored by the wonderful Magnolia Sweden who will be sending our Random winner a Surprise package.  But do remember to keep your combined challenges to 4 + Ours = 5 in total to be included in the prize draw.

We have a real treat for you this week as Team A and B are sharing their fantastic creations with you so do please pop over and say a big Hi to our lovely New Design Team Girls and of course our other sweet teamies.  I promise you won't be disappointed.

I have jotted down a recipe of my card for you below this post.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit - it's so very nice to be back among friends.


Challenges Entered:

Tilda's Town #4:  This week there is a lovely sketch to follow designed by Jenneke.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts  #25:  The theme is Girls Girls Girls this month.

Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Have a 3 2 1 challenge this week, I've chosen 3 Flowers, 2 Buttons and 1 stick pin.

DP's: pink floral is Prima Sparkling Spring, script paper is Prima  Reflections.  Plain card stock is from DCWV and floral strip is from K&Co's Madeline mat pad
Image:  Magnolia Tilda with Tulips 2011
Medium:  Copics
Nesti: Oval
Swirl: Doohickey die
Flowers:| Prima Sherwood Rose Cottage
Stick pin, ribbon and buttons: Stash
Extras: Tim Holtz old paper distress ink pad and Distress wheel.

Sunday, June 10

Altered Notelet Book

The pretty notelet book before I started altering it

After I had finished

Hello my dears,  I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend, the weather has been dire here, rain rain and more rain. Anyway I've spent the day revamping this little notelet book that I bought.

It was really pretty to start with but when I got it home and tried to take the sticker off the front of it all that was left was a real tacky gluey mess.  So I put my thinking cap on and altered it. I cut off the offending damaged piece,  got out my Pink Paislee freebie papers and went to work on it.

Once it had been recovered (front. back and inside) I picked out my stamps ( all Magnolia) I chose Ballerina Tilda from the Prince & Princesses collection,  Summer Flower Tilda from the Summer Memories collection and a Mini Tilda with Rose from the Crazy Love collection.  All were coloured with Copics.  I won't go into detail of all the other bits n bobs I've used but you can find a full list of ingredients with links where possible below this post.

This is going to a dear sweet (new) friend who is the most generous and unselfish person I've had the pleasure to meet and I'm delighted that we have become FRIENDS.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I do hope I've given you a little inspiration and that you'll come back and see me soon.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Tomic Challenge:  It's a Happy Birthday to the guys n gals over at Tomic as they celebrate their 1st Birthday.  Congratulations everyone.  The theme for this special challenge is 
Anything Goes.  Do pop over and take a peek at the amazing DT creations, they are stunning.
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge:  Would like to see your favourite colour combo.  I have a few but I do think Pink & Green are fabulous together.
 Dies to Die For: Die-ing For A Challenge:  This Month it was Bev's turn to choose the theme and it's Anything Goes with a Die Cut.

Hugs to Everyone

DP:  Pink Paislee (Prima)
Images:  Magnolia Summer Flower from Dies to Die For Tilda. Ballerina Tilda, Mini Tilda with Rose.
Medium: copics (too many to mention)
Doohickey Vintage Tag die
Nestie's: circle, oval, circle scallop, oval scallop
Spellbinders: Foliage leaves
Distress Inks: Tim Holtz - old paper, forest moss, antique linen
Flowers: A mixture of Wild Orchid Crafts and Stash
Ribbon seam binding, vintage webbed ribbon and ribbon net: Stash
Gem Spray, pearls sprays, string of pearls and pearl heart: Stash
small clock stamp: unknown - stash
Friendship sentiment: Whimsy notable 2 set
Sentiment Die: Whimsy notable die 2 available at Dies to Die For
Large Friends stamp: Stash
Extras: Stickles frosted lace & DecoArt glamour dust
Little bird cage: Hobbycraft wedding decor selection
Gems: Prima

Joanne Sheen #9 Lavender and Lace

Good morning all,  Time for another challenge over at 

This fortnight our theme is Lavender & Lace.  I've used one of Joanna's House Mouse rubber stamp sheets called Chill out (available here) This adorable image was coloured with Copics, my papers are DCWV and First Edition. Flowers are a mixture of Prima and paper roses from my stash, some card candy and a little lace, the sentiment was stamped over the extra lemons included in the set and this makes this cute card complete. 

I do hope you will pop over and take a peek at the wonderful Lavender & Lace creations my dear Teamies have made for your inspiration.  They are adorable. 

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

Challenges Entered:

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge:  The theme this fortnight is Here Comes the Sun.

Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Have the theme of Anything Goes. 


Wednesday, June 6

Midweek Magnolias #14 Anything Goes

A very good morning to you all,  What a fabulous celebration we've all had over the extra long Jubilee bank holiday.  It's a shame the weather was so bad!!!!

Anyway it's Wednesday and time for another fab challenge over at

This week is an easy peasy  theme of - Anything Goes.  Can't get more simple than that.  PLEASE!!!   remember that you can only combine your project with 4 other challenges to be included in the prize draw from Magnolia Sweden.  It's such a shame when we have these wonderful creations submitted and they can't be included in the prize draw or the chosen Top 3.

This week I've made my card for a sweet, funny and nutty friend who adores fairy's with a passion.  I've used my Tiny Tilda Fairy and stamped her twice on the actual surface along with the Magnolia small mushroom and  flower garden (also stamped twice) accessory stamp.  

I stamped out an extra fairy and cut her out to give a little more dimension to the image.  I wanted the scene to look like the fairy's were coming down to sit on the mushrooms.  All stamps have been coloured with Copics.  The sky was created using Tim Holtz distress ink ( broken China).

 I will list as many of the ingredients that I can remember the names for below this post, as some of them are very old!!! 

Do pop over and take a peek at the wonderful creations our sweet DT have made for you this week.

In the meantime I'll say Bye for now, but look forward to coming to visit you all over the next week.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  Have the theme of Use 2 of something.  I've used two Magnolia Tags

Magnolia-licious Challenge:  Have a wonderful colour pallet to follow with bright vibrant colours to choose from.

Just Magnolia Challenge:  Have the Special Monthly challenge of Anything goes with the option of using a Doily.

Totally Tilda Challenge:  Would like to see some Clouds this fortnight. 

Tilda's Town Challenge:  Would like to see you use an accessory stamp along with either Tilda or Edwin this week.

The Ribbon Girl Card Challenge:  It's the first card challenge and they would like to see some Ribbon or Lace. 

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge:  Would like to see lots of Layers this time.

Bearly Mine Challenge:  Would like you to use a charm this week on your creation.

Thank you for taking the time to come visit with me. I appreciate you popping in.


DP:  K&Co foil and glitter stack
Images: Magnolia small Tilda Fairy - Small Mushrooms - Lacy summer beach flowers
Medium:  Copics & Flex Markers
Tim Holtz:  Broken China & Old paper distress ink pads
Magnolia: Vintage Tag Die
Birdcage:  Hobbycraft Bridal range cut from napkin holder
Flowers: Primas Sherwood rose cottage
Leaves: Marianne Designs
Vintage Lace: Marianne Designs
Red Mesh ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Dusky Rose Ribbon: Making Memories Boho Chic trims
Doily, charms, metal heart, raffia, doily all from my stash.
Glamour Dust for Tilda's wings