Sunday, September 30

That Craft Place DT - Make you own Backing Paper

Good morning again my dears,   Time for another challenge over at 

Our theme for the next two weeks is Make your own Background paper/s.  This isn't as difficult as it sounds,  you could like me just use stamps on white card, or embossing, if you need inspiration then please pop over to the blog as there is an amazing variety of 
ideas on how to create yours.  

I used my large stampin' up wheel and friends stamp for the main page and my swirl stamp for the top layer using memento cocoa ink.  My image is a sweet Tilda with small gift and I placed her on a spellbinders lace die,  which is available over at That Craft Place store and on our Facebook page where Lisa has a multitude of wonderful crafting goodies for sale. 

I've used a Whimsy stamps corner die and a Whimsy sentiment die and sentiment.  My swirls are the mini flourish die from Cheery Lynn, all available at That Craft Place   and those delicious beaded Kort&Godt roses.

We are being sponsored this fortnight by

Do pop over to the challenge blog and join us .

Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  Have a fabulous sketch to follow created by Louise

Crafty Calendar Challenge: Have the theme of Brown and Creams this week

Happy Campers Craft Challenge:  This is Happy Campers 1st challenge and they would love to see your Pink & Brown Creations.  Do pop over and give these lovely ladies some support by joining in.

Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge:  The theme is Feeling Floral

Whimsy Stamps Challenge:  Anything Goes 

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday.


Totally Tilda #56 DT Midweek Reminder

A very good morning all,  Just a quick reminder for you all that you still have  time to enter our Bingo challenge over at  

Our lovely Dawn gave us a fabulous Bingo Grid to work from and this week I've chosen the line of Lace/Punches/Twine

I've used this sweet Tilda dancing with stars and coloured her with Derwent soft pencils.  My papers are Inkidoo forever collection and Prima's new Romance Novel collection.  They are both so scrummy, I also made the little slip out tag from the papers. Tim Holtz flutterby on the edge die and Martha Stewart border lace punch.  The little corner is a Whimsy Stamps die, swirls are from Cheery Lynn, Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the little flowers on the right are Prima.

Do please pop over and take a peek at the amazing creations our Tildarette's have made for you.  They are just so gorgeous.

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

Challenges Entered:

Dies to Die For Challenge:  Would like to see Stripes and or Spots this month.

Simon Says Stamps challenge: Anything Goes this week

Just Magnolia & Hanglar Stanglar Challenge:  Would like to see Pearls and diecuts/punches this week.


Wednesday, September 26

Midweek Magnolia #30 Distressed - Dt card

Good Morning my lovelies,  It time for another wonderful challenge over at 

This week we would love to see you getting all Distressed!!!  not you personally of course!!  but all your wonderful creations.  This could be either using distress inks, tearing you paper, distressing the edges. etc etc. 

We have a wonderful new DT member (Teresa) making her debut this week so please pop over to the blog and give her some love, not forgetting our amazing DT girls as well of course. They have all created the most amazing projects for you this week.

Please remember that you need to use at least one Magnolia product on your creation to be included in the fabulous prize from Magnolia Sweden  who are always so very generous with their surprise for our overall winner.

I've made something a little different as I wanted to enter the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog Hop challenge.

My images used are Edwin's Village, Mini Tilda with snow heart and Mini Tilda with Candy Cane from the Sweet Christmas 2011 collection.  They have all been coloured with Derwent Soft pencils and sansodor solvent.  A full recipe of my card is below this post.

I want to thank you for popping in to visit me and I hope I've inspired you just a little.

Challenges Entered:

Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge:   Would like to see you use a holiday stamp for another occasion. 

Just Magnolia & Hanglar Stanglar Challenge:  Have the theme of What's New.  The two Mini Tilda's  and my Prima flowers are new.

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge:  Have the theme of Anything Goes 

Deep Ocean Challenge:  Would like you to use more than 2 colours.

Creative Inspirations Challenge:  Are having a game of Bingo this week.  I've chosen the line White/Blue/Stamp


DP: Inkidoo Forever Collection & Papermania Happy Days
Images:  Magnolia Edwin's Village, Mini Tilda with Candy Cane, Mini Tilda with Snow Heart.
Medium:  Derwent Soft Pencils
Martha Stewart: Round the page  Lace punch
Letters: Tim Holtz Vintage die
Brown Mesh Ribbon:  Live&Love crafts
Flowers&Leaves: Prima Almanac collection
Extras Used: Tim Holtz brushed corduroy and broken china distress inks.

Sunday, September 23

Totally Tilda Dt - Dawns Bingo Grid

A very good morning everyone,  I hope your weekend is going well, it's September weekend here is Scotland which means we get a lovely 4 day long weekend.  Sadly this is the last one of the year, nothing now until Christmas!!!!   

Over at Totally Tilda we have a wonderful Challenge for you this fortnight,  our lovely Dawn gave us all a game of BINGO with lots of lovely choices so you have no excuse for not joining us.

Do please pop over to Totally Tilda and see the wonderful creations the sweet Tildarette's have made for you this week.

My chosen line was Lace/Distressing/Gems

I've used sweet Teddy Bear Tilda as my image and coloured her with Copics and Derwent Pencils, my papers are the gorgeous Tea Thyme from Prima.  I will pop a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post for you.

Our Sponsor this fortnight is 

Our lucky winner will receive a selection of lovely ribbons to play with

Contents may Vary

Do please pop on over to Totally Tilda and take a peek at the amazing creation the amazing Dt girls have made for you this week.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Magnolia-licous Challenge:  Have the colour theme of Pink/cream/green/brown this time.

Crafts and Me Challenge:  Would love to see Roses this week

Stamp and Create Challenge:  Anything Goes this time

Divas by Design Challenge:  Would like to see lots of Layers this week.

Tilda's Town Challenge:  This week there is a choice of either Fussy and Fancy or Clean and Simple.  I've chosen Fussy and Fancy.

Hugs to everyone

Papers:  Prima Tea Thyme
Image: Tilda with teddy 
Medium: Copics and Derwent soft pencils
Die Cuts Used:  Spellbinders Oval, Magnolia Doohickey Vintage tag, Cheery Lynn Flourish die.
Lace, pearls, gems: Stash
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Heart shapes on side:  is a cupcake holder 
Butterfly: Prima
Timeless Moments Sentiment: Prima
Birthday sentiment:  Stash

Shop at That Craft Place - Show us your papers

A very good morning everyone,  Today over at 

we would love to see your paper stash and how you store it.  

Here are a few of my papers

What lives behind these doors!!!

A few of my 6x6 - 12x12 - A5 & matstack papers that I use regularly

Some of my other storage solutions.

Do pop over to Shop at That Craft Place blog and take a peek at the other storage solutions my dear teamies have to show you this week.

Have a great day everyone


Sunday, September 16

That Craft Place Challenge Dt - Bling it on

Another very good morning to you ladies,  this is my second post for today and it's to let you know that there is a new challenge over at 

This fortnight our theme is Bling It On.  Now tell me girls who doesn't like a bit of bling on their creations and in their life. lol Lets see some Gems, glitter and maybe even some glitz this time.

For my card I've used lots of goodies available over at 
That Craft Place where the lovely Lisa has an abundance of super products to suit all crafting tastes.  My papers are Prima Tea Thyme collection and I must say they are delicious, I have also used one of their journaling cards at the top of my card.  My image is a Sylvia Zet stamp for Whimsy Stamps and is called Summer Fairy, she is also available over at Lisa's store. I've used my copics and pencils to colour her, adding Glamour dust to her wings for a bit of sparkle.  

I do hope you'll come over and join us and of course while you're there take a look at the amazing Dt creations the girls have made for your inspiration.  You won't be disappointed.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Whimsy Stamps Inspirational Challenge:  Anything Goes this month

Southern Girls Challenge:  Have the theme of Bling Bling this time.

Flutterby Wednesday Challenge:  This week the theme is Use your favourite colour with your butterfly or Fairy. I'm a Pink girl, always will be.  I just love pinks.

Totally Tilda #55- Dt Midweek Reminder

Hello my dears,  A very good Sunday morning to you all, I'm here to remind you that you still have lots of time to enter our current Autumn Tilda challenge over at 

I've used sweet scooter Tilda and coloured her with a mixture of Copics and pencils and stamped her onto a Marianne Design lace oval.  Papers are Prima's Reflection, flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and a few petaloo flowers. Pleated ribbon and mesh are from my stash and the wee stick pin I made myself.  My sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Our sponsor is the lovely Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts with this fabulous voucher to spend in store.

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Do please pop over to Totally Tilda and take a peek at the stunning work of the other Dt girls, they will knock you socks off.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Tilda's Town Challenge:  Would love to see you Autumn colour creations this week.
Crazy 4 Challenges:  This week the theme is Anything Goes with a Fall twist. 
Fairy Tale Challenge:  Would love to see your Autumn creations
Crafty Anne's Challenge:  Have a sketch and/or Autumn colours this week.
Totally Papercrafts Challenge:  Would like you to use your favourite stamp.  I love all Magnolia stamps but Tilda is my favourite of them all.

Thank you for popping in to visit, I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.


Saturday, September 15

Abc Challenge X - Criss Cross Card.

My second post for today is to let you know that over at 

The Abc  Challenge

We are now up to the letter X so we would love to see you make a Criss Cross Card.  If you pop over to Abc then you will find a fabulous tutorial from the lovely Julie P.   So no excuses, if you haven't tried one of these shapes then now is the time.  I love making them.

For my card I've used Prima's Botanical paper pad.  I needed to not make this too Girly as the friend who is receiving it, so I've kept it quite simple but I think effective.  I will put a list of ingredients used at the bottom of my post just in case you'd like to know what I've used.

Our Sponsor this week is 

Well that's all for me for now my dears. I'm not actually here, mind you my hubby has been saying that for years. lol.  I'm out with lots of my crafting buddies at our monthly crop, creating even more lovely projects.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Challenges Entered:  

TOMIC Challenge:  Want you NOT to use an image of Tilda or Edwin this month, they also have a lovely sketch to follow and would like to see some dry or heat embossing.  I've used my Christmas Present stamp, followed the sketch for the insert of my card and my Sentiment is heat embossed with Tim Holtz Vintage Paper embossing powder.

Party Time Tuesday Challenge:  Would like to see a Multi Fold card or project.

Paperplay challenge:  Would like to see Fancy Folds this week.

DP:  Prima Botanical Collection
Image: Magnolia Sweet Christmas Present from Sweet Christmas collection 2011
Medium:  Derwent soft pencils and sansodor solvent
Nesti: ovals small
Die Cuts used:  Magnolias leaves from Swirl & leaves,  Spellbinders Pennant
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Xcut: large circle punch
Flowers: small roses Prima, large rose: Stash
Extras Used: Big bite, eyelets, twine, TH vintage photo distress ink. TH brushed corduroy distress ink pad.

Marianne Design Divas # Stamp Something. Dt card

Good morning,  It's the 15th today which means we have another wonderful challenge starting over at

Our theme for this months challenge is Stamp Something.  We would love to see you using one of Marianne's fabulous range of stamps of which she has many but this is not a necessity, but do remember you must use at least 1 Marianne Design Product on your creation to be included in the prize draw.  Speaking of which, we have the lovely Cuddly Buddly Store as our 1st Sponsor

I have popped a full list of ingredients used on my card and they are all Marianne Design Products and available from Cuddly Buddly, just click on the links and you can see the extensive range available at the amazing on line store.

Challenges Entered:

Paperplay Challenge:  Would like to see Fancy Folds

Charisma Cardz Challenge:  Would like to see a Shaped Card this week.

Lothian Crafts Challenge:  Are celebrating their 6th Birthday this month and would like to see you using your Marianne Design Dies

Anything Goes Challenge:  Would like to see an Early Christmas

Crafty Sentiments Challenge:  Would like you to use Leaves on your creation this week.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge:  Would like to see Christmas this week.

Christmas Stamping All Year Long Challenge:  Would like to see Snow this time.

Stampin for the Weekend Challenge:  Starting Christmas Early is the theme.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope you had a nice stay and I wish you all a wonderful Weekend.


Marianne Products Used
Bird house & Fence Die LR0205 - 
Norwegian Ice Star LR0124
Extras Used: Aleene's True Snow

Wednesday, September 12

Midweek Magnolia #28 Christmas in September

A very good morning everyone,  I hope your week is going well so far.  Wednesday and that means it's time for a new challenge over at 

This week we have a very festive theme - we want to encourage you to start on your Christmas makes whether it be a card/gift/decoration anything you like so long as it's Christmas orientated.  Do remember thought you must use a Magnolia product on your creation, either stamp, paper, doohickey dies etc.

I've chosen to use a non Christmas image this time and it's the lovely Tilda Catching Stars from the Princes & Princesses collection.  I think she is perfect for the festive season. She has been coloured with a mixture of Copics and Derwent soft pencils. 

I will jot down a list of my ingredients at the end of my post.  

Please pop over and take a peek at the wonderful creations my fellow teamies from Team A have made for you this week, they are delicious.

Thank you for coming over to visit me, I hope you enjoyed your stay and do please come back again soon.   Hugs xox

Challenges Entered:

Dutch Magnolia Lovers Challenge:  Have a lovely Sketch to follow this time

Just Magnolia & Hanglar Stanglar Challenge:  Monthly special challenge with the option of Butterfly's and bling.

Simply Magnolia Challenge:  Have the theme of Anything Goes

No Matter Which Challenge:  This month would like to see Die cuts/and or Punches.

Magnolia Mania Challenge:  Have a Colour theme of Blue and Brown this week. 

Bearly Mine Challenge:  Anything Goes this week

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge:  Are having a game of Tic Tac Toe and I've chosen the line of Blue Glitter and Snowflakes.

DP:  Karrs X-mas collection
Image: Magnolia Tilda catching Stars
Medium: Copics & Derwent soft pencils
Dies & punches Used
Nesti: Oval & Oval floral from Spellbinders
Tim Holtz on the edge flutterby
Whiff of Joy Sentiment die
Martha Steward Round the page lace punch
Dove craft large snowflake
Ribbon Roses, pin and beaded swirl branch - The Ribbon Girl
Kort Ghot White glass beaded roses 
Prima Miss Godiva Mermaid blue flowers
White net ribbon from Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Sentiment:  Whimsy Stamps
Extras Used: Sewing machine for stitching Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink, DecoArt glamour dust for snowflake and Tilda's stars

Monday, September 10

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Gdt card

A very good morning to you all,  I'm delighted to show you my Guest Dt card for the new challenge over at 

The theme this month is Distressing.  I've coloured up this sweet Magnolia Scooter Tilda from the Autumn leaves collection that Nikki kindly sent me for my card and isn't she just adorable.  She's been coloured with a mixture of Copics, Flexmarkers and Derwent soft pencils.

Do please pop over and take a peek at the wonderful creations the Design Team have made for you.  They are gorgeous.

A full list of ingredients are at the bottom of my post with links to Bunny Zoe's Crafts for you.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamps Challenge: Must use a stamp this week no digital images allowed to celebrate the month of Stamptember and their fab Blog Hop.

Charisma Cardz Challenge:  Seeing double, use two of something. I've used 2 papers, 2 butterflys, 2 flowers, 2 ribbons and 2 pear corners.

Stamp & Create Challenge:  Anything Goes this time.


DP:  Karrs Christmas collection 2011
Image: Magnolia Scooter Tilda - Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Spellbinders Floral Nesti - Bunny Zoe's 
Butterfly's:  Marianne Design LR0158 - Bunny Zoe's
White mesh ribbon:  Bunny Zoe's
Magnolia doohickey  so  wrapped lovely Tag - Bunny Zoe's
Dotty Ribbon - pearls - twine:  Stash
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley
Flowers: Hand made by me .
Extras Used: TH distress wheel and TH brushed corduroy ink.