Sunday, July 29

Colouring on Canvas - gift bag

Hello my dears,  I've been missing in action for a few days due to my adorable twin Grandsons having their usual school holiday sleep over with us.  Lots of fun, treats, baking, playing and dvd watching until the wee hours.  It was great fun!!!  but I'm oh so glad they are home now. lol 

I spent yesterday with my darling Daughter at a crop where we got lots of pages finished in our scrapbooks, made some wonderful new friends and had lots of giggles going down memory lane with pictures from the past.

Anyway I'm here to show you another of my Canvas gift bags.  This one has been made for a monthly swap group and is winging it's way to a very sweet lady who sent me the most wonderful altered photograph frame.  I've filled it with little goodies which I'm sure she will enjoy.

Tilda with small gift is from the Falling Leaves collection, she has been stamped with memento cocoa ink and then coloured with Copics.  The butterfly stamp is a Unity stamp from the Webster page collection called Dream Big and has been coloured with Copics as well.  The sentiment is a Lili of the Valley stamp.  Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The lace has been hand stitched onto the bag and the sweet pearls and gems have been added using my Professional Touch gem heat glue gun thingy that I bought last year. This is the first time I've used it but I love the effect.

Anyway enough from me for now.  I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday and that the sun is shining for you where ever you are.

I would like to enter the Following Challenges.

Tilda's Town Challenge:  Would like you to 
"Name Your Technique" this week. ( I've hand sewn my lace and stamped/coloured on canvas)

Simon Says Stamps Challenge:  Have the theme of "Anything Goes" this week

Let's Ink It Up Challenge:  The theme this month is "All Girl" and don't forget - No digital images allowed.

Sir Stampalot Challenge:  This month they would like to know what your "Crafty Passion is"  this is my second entry and my passion hasn't changed - I love to stamp and colour and of course I love my wee Maggies to bits.

Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge:  The theme for this month Blog hop challenge is "So Hip Not to be Square"


Wednesday, July 25

Midweek Magnolias #21 Picture inspiration

A very good morning to you all,   Time for another wonderful challenge over at 

This week we have a yummy picture to inspire you.  There's lots of variations to choose.   Cupcakes, lace, pearls, roses, the colours of chocolate, pink, cream, white.   It's entirely up to you how you interpret it.

I've chosen to use the different shades of pink, cream and white with added lace and pretty roses.  I've used my newest stamp Tilda learning to dance from the new Turning leaves collection. She has been coloured with Copics and Flex markers with glamour dust glitter added to her little frills and shoes.  I will put a list of the ingredients used at the bottom of my post.

I do hope you will pop over and take a peek at the amazing and beautiful cards and projects that the very talented Team B have created for you this week.

In  the meantime I wish you all a wonderful day ahead.

Happy Crafting.

Challenges Entered: 

Just Magnolia Challenge:  Would like to see a Birthday Creation this time.
CMC Challenge: Theme for this months challenge is Anything Goes with a Girly Twist
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge:  Have the theme of "To Die For"  use 2 or more dies on your creation.
Hobby Vision Design Challenge:  Anything Goes this week
Dutch Dare Card Challenge:  Have a recipe for you this time of 
1 ribbon, 2 images (one can be a sentiment) 3 patterned papers, 4 embellishments either the same of different.
Touch Twin Markers Challenge:  Have a pictorial inspiration theme this week of colours.
The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge:  This is the 1st challenge and there is a wonderful colour combo of inspiration.

DP: K& Co - Raspberry Road & Prima
Image: Magnolia Tilda learning to dance from the Turning Leaves collection 2012
Medium: Copics:  Skin E000 E00 E21 E93 R02  
Flex Markers: Dress R838 Rose Peach 0518 Dusky pink
Hair: Cocoa - Nutmeg - light fawn
Dies Used:  Doohickey heart swirls & Heart 
Marianne Designs Craftable lace oval
Spellinders Pennants 
Sentiment:  Magnolia 
Flowers:  Prima Rose cottage
small Tag: Raspberry Road
Ribbon: Stash
Extras used:  Cosmic Shimmer Mica Flakes Vintage.
DecoArt Glamour Dust.

Sunday, July 22

A gift for You!!

Hello All,  I've been playing today with my newest sweet Tilda and my gorgeous new Prima papers.   This card is for no one in particular so will go into my emergency box just in case I need a quick card.  

I've coloured Tilda with Copics and Derwent water colour pencils. My papers are a mixture of Prima, K&Co and Tim Holtz. I've used a few die cuts.   I will jot down a recipe at the bottom of my post.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Dies to Die for Die-ing for a Challenge:  This month there is a fabulous sketch to follow.  Remember you must use at least one product that's available from Dies to Die for on line store.

Totally Tilda Challenge:  This fortnight the theme is to use Tilda with a Magnolia Sentiment.

Tilda's Town Challenge:  This week the theme is Anything Goes.

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday.


DP:  Prima Sun Kiss 12 x 12 Collection from
 K&Co Que Sera Sera, Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby
Image:  Tilda with Gift for you from the 2012 Turning Leaves collection available at Sir Stampalot
Medium:  Copics & Derwent water colour pencils
Copics: Skin E000 E00 E11 E21 R02 then Derwent colour soft skin tone C630 Brown Earth for shading.
Hair: E53 E00

Die Cuts Used:  
Doohickey So wrapped Love tag from Dies to Die for 
Marianne Designs Craftable Oval from Dies to Die for
Sentiment Die: Spellbinders nested pennants Dies to Die for 
Fancy leaf spray:  Marianne Designs Anja's Large Oval Set.
Flowers and webbed ribbon: Stash
Lace and stick pin:  The ribbon Girl
Sentiment: Magnolia

Friday, July 20

It's Christmas !!

Good morning everyone,  I've made another Christmas card for my Christmas stash box, whoop!! that makes 2 cards 1 canvas stamped gift bag, all I have to do is another 30+  hehehe!!

Anyway here is my card - I used up some of last years papers and little leftover bits n bobs. Tilda catching stars is from the Princes & Princesses collection and she has been coloured with Copics and glamour dust sprinkled on her crown, wand and stars. I will put a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post just in case you're like me and want to know all the little details.

Well my dears that's me for now, I so need to go and tidy up my craft room, it's in total disarray!!!  I'll see you all later, in the meantime have a wonderful day.

Challenges Entered:

Tomic Challenge:  Have the theme of Christmas with Red/Green/White and to include a Star.
Magnolia Mania Challenge:  Would like to see Princes & Princesses on your creations.
Creatalicious Challenge:  It's Christmas in July this month
Crafty Boots Challenge:  Are having a game of Bingo and I've chosen the line of Green, Stars and Ribbon
Totally Gorjuss Challenge: The theme is It's Christmas. 


DP: Dove craft Pepper & Friends
Image:  Magnolia Tilda catching Stars from the Princes & Princesses collection Sir Stampalot
Medium: Copics  Skin E00 E11 E51 cheeks E93 R02 
Dress E41 E50  Shoes E53 E00  Hair: E47 E 37 E35 E33
Die Cuts: Magnolia Doohickey So wrapped lovely from Live & Love Crafts
Marianne Designs:  Small Poinsettia LR0142  Icicles LR0135 from 
Sentiment:  Whimsy Stamps & Ribbon:
Cheery Lynn Large English Tea Party doily: Dies to die for
Extras used:  Glamour dust Tim Holtz Old Paper distress ink.

Thursday, July 19

New Online Store - Challenge Blog and a DT call + Candy to be won !!!

DT call - New On-line Store and
 a New Challenge Blog -  Wow!!  The lovely Amy and Natalie are having a DT call and some sweet Candy.  Pop along HERE to find out all the details.

Wednesday, July 18

Pearl Tilda - Oh so cute

Hello my dears,  Well I have another sweet Tilda card for you today.  How utterly charming is this Pearl Tilda with her cute little seahorse.   She is perfect for this type of dreamy, floaty card don't you think.

I used my new Marianne Designs Anja's large oval set which is fabulous for a shaped card and I loved adding lots of pretty embellishments. I will pop a list of the ingredients at the bottom of my post if you would like to know what I've used.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge:  The blog hop this month is amazing with beautiful creations from all the DT and the theme is  It's hip not to be Square.  So a shaped project is called for.
Just Magnolia & Hanglar Stanglar Challenge:  Are having a game of Bingo this time and I've chosen the line of Blue/Flowers/Glitter
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge:  Have an Anything goes theme this time
Divas by Design Challenge:  Anything Goes this week
The Paper Shelter Challenge:  Anything Goes this week
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Would like to see some Fantasy this time.

Wishing you all a wonderful Crafty Day 


DP: Marianne's pretty paper bloc Flowers and Birds
Main Card Shape: Marianne Designs Anja's Large oval set
Magnolia Doohickey tag die
Webster pages journal tag
Image: Magnolias Pearl Tilda from the Summer Memories collection
Medium:  Copics
Skin: E000 E00 E51 E21 cheeks E93 R02
Hair:  E35 E33 E31
Fish tail: B12 B00 B000 Glamour dust for the  tail and oyster top
Seahorse:  RV10 E00 E11
Glass Stamen, Lace, cheesecloth,web ribbon, little florists coloured pins all from Stash
Little coral flowers:  Bitzy Crafts
Chipboard Sentiment: Making Memories
Flowers: Prima Miss Godiva's Mermaid release

Midweek Magnolias #20 Elegance

A very good morning everyone,  I hope you are all having a good week so far.  Wednesday is here which means another wonderful challenge over at 

This week our theme is Elegance.   

For my card I've used Tilda with Winding Flowers as my image. I coloured her with Copics and Flexmarkers, using lots of pretty papers and embellishments in the making.  I will pop a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post if you would like to take a peek.

I do hope you will pop over and take a peek at the wonderful creations the lovely girls on team A have concocted for you this week, they are stunning. 

I would like to welcome my new followers, and hope I can give you a little inspiration when you visit .  Thank you also goes to my regular sweet friends who visit often.  I really appreciate it and wish you all a wonderful week.

Challenges Entered:

Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge: Tilda only this time round.
LEJ Designs Challenge:  Anything Goes is the theme 
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  All things Girly 
Lets Ink It Up Challenge:  This months theme is All Girl
Stampalot Challenge:  This month the theme is Your Crafty Passion. My passion is Colouring, I love lots of stamps and digital images but I must say I very rarely make a card without a stamped and coloured image. 
Craft Your Days Away Challenge: Would like to see Doillies and Lace this time. 

DP:  Tim Holtz Shabby Vintage & Close to My Heart Mischief
Image:  Tilda with Winding Flower from Summer Memories 2012 collection
Medium:  Copics  skin: E000 - 00 - 51- 21- cheeks: E93 R02
Hair: E11 E41 E 51
Clothes: Flexmarkers Blue grey 01 02 03  Flowers: Firebrick & Amaranth Red Leaves Pear Green
Die Cut: small Doily from Doohickey
Swirls: unknown - gift from a friend
Magnolia Doohickey: So Lovely Tag Die from Live & Love Crafts
Ribbon & Butterfly: Stash
Clear Gem Stamen: Stash
Flowers: Petaloo glittered Hydrangeas 

Tuesday, July 17

Marianne Design Divas - Prizes Galore!!!!

Hello my dears,  I just wanted to pop in and let you know that the prizes for this months challenge over at Marianne Design Divas are amazing,  remember all you need do is use at least 1 Marianne Design product to be in with the chance to win one of these fabulous prizes.

My card using the die cut below

Sunday, July 15

Dt Abc Challenge - T for Two

Hello my dears, it's time for another Abc Challenge and this fortnight the letter we are using is T which is Two of something, we would like you to use 2 of something on your creation and tell us what it is you've used.  I've used two die cuts to mount my image and I've also used two Die cut Starfish from Marianne Designs.

I've kept my card very simple as I really wanted to showcase this adorable digital image from The Paper Shelter, she is called Beautiful Mermaid, isn't she a doll sitting on her little sand bank and swishing her tail.  I coloured her with copics, added a bit of tulle and a couple of accent die cuts. The banner was cut out of a sheet of paper and then glued to some card to give it a bit more strength.

Our Sponsors this week are the wonderful

The Little Ribbon Shop with this gorgeous array of goodies.

I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creation over the next two weeks.  I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Challenges Entered:

Deep Ocean Challenge: Sea of Love is the theme this month
Fussy and Fancy Challenge:  Have a lovely picture for you this time, I took the sea and sand as my inspiration.
Freshly Brewed Challenge: Have the theme of Under the Sea.
The Poodles Parlour:  Are asking us to Use a Digi this time.
Atc's & Cards with Attitude:  Have an Anything Goes theme

Marianne Design Divas #12 Anything Goes + DT Call

Good Morning again my dears,  It's time for another wonderful challenge  and a DT call over at 

This month the theme is ANYTHING GOES!!! with one stipulation!!! you must use at least 1 Marianne Design product, it doesn't have to be a die cut, it could be one of the many wonderful stamps, papers, flowers, decoupage sheets etc etc.  But we must see at least 1 for you to be included in the prize draw. If you would like to join in on the Dt Call all you need do is ad DT to your entry.

My card is made up entirely of Marianne Design Products from right across the range and I have put links to all the elements at the bottom of my post.

Speaking of prizes - our sponsor this week is the fabulous

And of course our very own Marianne.

Oh my word!!!!!   now that's what I call fantastic prizes !!!!

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

It's All About The Vintage Challenge:  The theme is Anything Goes and will run until August 1st.
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude Challenge #18:   Anything Goes is the theme. 

 Marianne Design products Used

Saturday, July 14

Christmas !!!!!

A very good morning to you all,  I hope you are all looking forward to your weekend.  The sun is peeking through the clouds here this morning so I have high hopes of at least a dry day which will allow me to spend some time in the garden doing a little tidying up.

Anyway, my card this morning is my first Magnolia Christmas card, I know!!!! it's only July, but I thought I'd get them started and put in my Festive card box so I'm not panicking nearer the time.

I've used the limited edition Tilda with skates from last year and masked her onto the Noel accessory stamp, both have been coloured  with copics.  I've also used the fir tree stamp and cut out two of the trees and sat two of the sweet very mini Magnolia fairy's on top. The little rosette holding the sentiment is hand made using my hougie board.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead and the sun shines for you where ever your are.

Challenges Entered:

Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge:  This month would love to see a Christmas themed project, so It's Christmas in July

Magnolia Mania challenge:  Have the theme of Merry Christmas

Christmas Crafting Challenge:  Have the theme of 2 or more folds.

Stampavie and More Challenge:  Christmas in Summer is the theme

Crafty Sentiments Challenge: The theme is Christmas in July

Totally Gorjuss Challenge:  Have a Christmas theme this time.

Thursday, July 12

Winding Flowers

Good morning all,  I cannot believe we have some sunshine this morning but it's not warm,  top temperature will be around 14* here.
Oh well!!! never mind, at least it's dry.

I wanted to show you another sweet Tilda card that I've made, this stamp is Tilda with winding flowers from the Summer Memories collection.  She has been coloured with Copic markers and Derwent water colour pencils.  My papers are from K&Co along with Prima.  I will list the ingredients at the bottom of my post for you.

Just before I leave you I would like to say a big hello to my new followers, thank you for taking the time to visit and leave such lovely comments. They mean the world to me.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Dies to Die for Die-ing for a challenge:  Would like to see Pink & Green this month with at least one product available in store. I've used Cheery Lynn's English Tea Party Doily available here 

Bearly Mine Challenge:  Have the theme of Pearls & Lace this week.
Let's Ink it Up Challenge:  Would like to see All Girl this month.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge:  Would like to see Lace & Swirls this month.

Just before you go girls!! I just had to show you what came in the post yesterday morning from Copic Marker Europe.

This is the prize I won in their fabulous 1st Birthday Celebration Blog Hop, giveaway and challenge, which is still going on as you read this so pop over and get involved.   This will take me a long time to fill but I'll get their one day. 


DP:  K&Co Madeline - Prima
Image: Magnolia Tilda with winding flowers
Medium: Copics skin: E000 E00 E21 E93 R02  Hair E35 E33
Derwent Water colour pencils for dress & shoes Pink Madder Lake No. 17
Nesti: Oval x2
Doily:  Cheery Lynn English Tea Party
Swirl Spray die cut: Marianne Designs (August release)
Flowers: Stash
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girls
Postage stamp die: Whimsy Stamps
Circular sentiment: Whimsy Stamps
Pearl spray, Butterfly & metal corner accent:  Stash.
Extras used: Tim Holtz old paper distress ink pad. Glamour dust, gems.