Wednesday, October 31

Midweek Magnolias #35 Anything Goes

A very good morning to you all and a very Happy Halloween.  It's the last day of October eeek!!!!  I can't believe it's only a few short weeks until Christmas, my favourite time of the year!!! 

I digress!  I'm her to tell you that the new challenge is up and running over at 

The theme is ANYTHING GOES so we are looking for an amazing array of entries.  There are only 2 simple rules you must adhere to in order to be included in the wonderful Mystery Prize from Magnolia Sweden and our top 3 Magnolia Marvels awards.

1. You must use a Magnolia Product on your creation
2.  You must not combine your entry with more that 4 other challenges. (5 in total including ours)

I've used two new stamps from A Christmas Story collection
Snowy Roof and Pixie Tilda.  Both have been coloured using Derwent soft pencils.  I will pop a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post for you.

Do please pop over and take a peek at the stunning creations my DT friends have made for you this week, you won't be disappointed cause they are amazing.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Tilda's Town Challenge:  Would like to see a Merry Christmas this week.
Simply Magnolia Challenge:  Would like to see Sparkles and Swirls this time. 
Lovely Hanglar Stanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge:  Would like to see Girls only this time, no Edwin

Deep ocean Challenge:  Would love to see Sporty and outdoors this time.
Ooh La la Creations Challenge:  Would like to see your Christmas Projects 
The Crafty Pad Challenge:  Would also like to see your Christmas Creations.
Crafty Ribbons Challenge:  Have the theme of Christmas this time.

Have a wonderful day everyone.



White card stock & a square from an old cardboard box
Image:  Magnolias Snowy Roof & Pixie Tilda A Christmas Story collection 2012
Medium:  Derwent soft pencils & sansodor solvent
Punches used:  MS round the page punches lace doily
Xcut square punch for gift cut from kraft card X3 then painted with gesso and sprinkled with cosmic vintage mica flakes. red cord was used to wrap up gift
Copics for Snow on roof B000 B00
Gesso was used for now effect on cardboar
 Sizzix sizzlets snowflake and Marianne Designs snowflake LR0125
Both glittered with DecoArt glamour dust
Doohickey swirl Die
Poinsettia's & white net ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Berries:  That Craft Place
Sentiment: Whimsy labels 1 from That Craft Place
Whimsy labels 1 die 

Tuesday, October 30

Japanese Christmas!

I was so excited when I saw this utterly adorable stamp from Lili of the Valley at the SECC at the weekend. Her name is Cho and I also snapped up some of the mesmerising mermaids and fabulous fairies.

I have a Japanese friend from my days as a professional singer, we have kept in touch over the years and this beautiful image is whisking it's way to her this year as her Christmas Card.  

I coloured Cho with Copics and Derwent soft pencils, my papers are from Basic Grey Wisteria 6x6 pad, flowers are a mixture of handmade and bought, the little poinsettia's are a Marianne Designs Die.  The sentiment was hand written and says Merry Christmas. The half doily is from Tim Holtz on the edge distressed Doily die. 

Thank you for popping in to visit with me, your comments mean the world to me.

I would like to enter the following Challenges

Lili's little Fairies Challenge:  Would love to see a Christmas card for the Girls.
Basic Grey Challenge:  Have the theme of Anything Goes, all my papers are Basic Grey.
Bearly Mine Challenge:  Would like to see Flowers this week

The Crafty Bloggers Challenge:  Have the theme of Anything Goes this time. 


Sunday, October 28

That Craft Place Blog Hop - Suzi's Candy Winner

Hello my dears,  I'm so sorry this is a wee bit late, I got caught up with my Grandchildren who had a sleepover last night, then we went out for lunch, by the time I got them home and had a nice cuppa with my Daughter it was mid afternoon, then I got caught up in my craft room trying to finish off a project that seems to have taken forever.

Anyhoo I'ts done now.  I used Random Org. to pick the winner, still don't know how to capture the box on screen so I took a picture using my camera.  Without further ado..............................

Here is the winning number

 The number belongs to Christine Craig - Nanaseaside's crafting creations.

If you can get in touch with me Christine I'll mail your goodies to you asap.


That Craft Place - Tic Tac Toe

A very good Sunday morning to you all again,  this is my second post today with another sweet Tilda.   This time it's for the new challenge over at 

This fortnights challenge is all about choice as we are having a game of Tic Tac Toe I've gone for the top line of Gems/Charms/Dies  

Here is the grid that gives you the options. 

I've popped a list of ingredients used at the bottom of my post just in case you'd like to know what I've used.  My sweet Magnolia Tilda, Marianne Design Tree die and Whimsy Sentiment stamp are all available over at That Craft Place along with a zillion other wonderful crafting goodies that Lisa has in her store.  Just click HERE and hey presto you can see them all for yourselves.

Or you can pop over to our facebook group and place your order there.

I will be back shortly with the Winner of my Blog Hop Candy in the meantime I would like to enter my gift bag into the following challenges.

Tilda's Town Challenge:  The Theme for this week is  Merry Christmas!  it's the most wonderful time of the year.

Paper Crafting Journey Challenge:  Would like to see  Ribbon or Twine this week.

Abc Christmas Challenge:  Have the theme for U = Up to you!! choose your own theme, I've gone for vintage/altered

Just Keep on Creating Challenge:  Christmas is just around the corner challenge runs until the 1st December so still lots of time to enter.

Stampavie & More Challenge:  Would like to see stitches this time.

Whimsy Stamps Challenge:  This month the theme is all things Sparkly.  (I've glittered Tilda's wings and the edges of my flowers)

Anything but a Card Challenge:  As always you can enter the challenge with anything but a card and of course do remember that to be included in any of the giveaways you must ad GD to your Entry.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.


DP:  A mixture of Tim Holtz Seasonal & MME Lost & Found (which is available at That Craft Place)
Image: Magnolia Tilda dancing with stars 
Medium: Copics & Derwent soft pencils
Die's Used:  Marianne Designs Christmas tree, Doohickey lace border. Whimsy Labels One. Doily die (can't remember)
Flowers & Gem spray: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps (available at That Craft Place)
Extras Used:  Glamour Dust, Snow Tex, Lace, twine, charms, berries all from Stash. My trusty sewing machine for stitching and Mr Tim Holtz distress ink (brushed corduroy) 

Totally Tilda - Midway Reminder

Good morning everyone,  This is a wee card to remind you that there is still lots of time to enter the challenge over at

Our theme is Tilda with Fruit,  show us some fruit on your creation, it could be Tilda, papers, charms, ribbon etc. 

I've used sweet Tilda with her little basket of cherries and coloured her using Copics and Derwent soft pencils for shading. I didn't have the right shade of flowers to match up with the colours I'd chosen but I did have a lovely floral cotton Tea Towel (New) so used my Spellbinders rose die to make the flowers.  If you scroll down to the bottom of my post I have added a recipe of ingredients used.

Do please pop over and take a peek at the amazingly beautiful cards our wonderfully talented Dt have created for your inspiration, they are stunning.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is 

with these two amazing stamps for the winner


Thank you for popping in to visit, I do hope you enjoyed your stay and that you'll come back and see me soon. 

Challenges Entered:

Anything Goes Challenge:  Make your own embellishments (my flowers are handmade)

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge:  The theme is Make Your Mark, anything goes but markers must be used on your creation.

DP: Papermania Happy Days
Image: Tilda with Cherries
Medium: Copics and Derwent soft pencils for shading
Dies Used:  Doohickey lace border, 
Whimsy Stamps:  Bunting
Sentiments:  Whimsy Stamps
Ribbon: Stamping Up
Flowers: hand made using  Spellbinders Rose die and  a tea towel.

Wednesday, October 24

Midweek Magnolias #34 Four Legged Friends

A very good morning my dears.  Well I'm back!!!!  it's wet, windy and very cold here in Scotland but I really enjoyed my weeks holiday of sunshine, sangria, good food and great friends. 

Wednesday means another wonderful challenge over at 

This week our theme is Four Legged Friends.  We would love to see your Magnolia animals whether on their own or with Tilda/Edwin.  I've used this sweet puppy as my image (just look at that sweet face) it's adorable.  I coloured the puppy with my Flex/Pro markers.

Papers are a mixture of K&Co and Raspberry Road.  The lovely blue and rose washi/paper tape is from Marianne Designs. Banner is from Simon Says Stamps, sentiment is lili of the valley, a doohickey swirl die and prima flowers finish my card off nicely.

Do please pop over and take a peek at the wonderful creations the amazingly talented Dt have made for your inspiration this week.

Do remember that you can only combine your entry with 4 other challenges and yes you must use a Magnolia product on your creation to be eligible for the fabulous Surprise gift our winner will receive from Magnolia Sweden

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers Challenge:  Would love to see all your Pets.

Pan Pastel UK Challenge:  Would love to see your Animals.

Addicted to Stamps Challenge:  Would like to see your Animal Friends.

Fab n Funky Challenge:  Have the theme of Animals this week.


Sunday, October 21

Totally Tilda#58 Tilda with Fruit Dt card

A very good morning all,  I'm on the last day of my holiday so I'm hoping that Bloggers has done as I told him and put my post up!!!

Anyway, I'll be back with you all sometime tomorrow when I'll catch up with all the news!    Time for another amazing challenge over at 

This fortnight we would love to see your Tilda's with Fruit,  if you have a Tilda with fruit then we would love you to use her but if not then you can use fruit papers, ribbons, charms, so long as we see fruit somewhere on your creation.

I've used sweet Tilda with Cherries and coloured her with Copics and Derwent pencils. My papers and little ticket sentiments are from papermania's new Happy Days range. Fence, circle lace and roses die's are from Marianne Designs, ribbon and charm from my stash and at the top is my doohickey lace die. 

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Sirstampalot who carries a fantastic array of crafting goodies to suit everyone's tastes.  Do please pop over and have a peek.

Please pop over to the challenge blog and discover what Sirstampalot is giving to the lucky winner.  Don't forget to go visit the wonderful creations my wonderful friends on the Dt have made for your inspiration, you won't be disappointed.


Wednesday, October 17

Midweek Magnolias#33 Autumn Colours

If you are looking for the That Craft Place Halloween Blog Hop  Click HERE 

Good morning everyone,  Well if this has posted as scheduled then I'm a happy bunny.  I'm half way through my holiday and hopefully we are all having a great time!!!!  

Today over at Midweek Magnolias our new theme is Autumn Colours.  Those lovely rich greens, reds, amber's and browns. 

I've used sweet Scooter Tilda and coloured her with copics and Derwent pencils for shading.  My papers are from Prima's Botanical Gardens, leaves and flowers are Prima and the little red berries are from Lisa over at That Craft Place. The tiny sentiment (which I love) is from Lili of the Valley.

Do please remember that to be included in the fabulous Mystery Prize draw from Magnolia Sweden, you must not combine your entry with more than 4 other challenges and of course you must use a Magnolia Product on your creation. 

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Craft us Crazy Challenge:  Would like to see something for Children and/or Fall.

Sweet Stampin' Challenge:  Would love to see some Autumn Leaves/Trees for this challenge.


Monday, October 15

Natalie & Amy's Challenge - GDT

If you are looking for That Craft Place Blog Hop
Click HERE 

Hello my dears,  I am delighted to be a Guest Designer over at the lovely Natalie & Amy's Challenge this month.

The theme is Colour Me Happy, in other words use your favourite colour combo, and one of my favourite combo's is the dusky pinks and greens along with some earthy tones.  I think they go so well together. 

I'm not actually here this week I'm off in a sunnier climate for a little R&R, (no cooking, washing, tidying up etc) Bliss!!! 

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

Challenges Entered:

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge:  Would like you to make you own flowers this week.


DP:  K&Co and Basic Grey
Image:  Titania (Sugar Nellie)
Medium:  Copics
Nesti: Spellbinders lacey oval
Flowers were made using unbleached coffee filters and Spellbinders Rose die. 
Marianne Designs Branch Garden die available at Natalie & Amy's on line Store Here 

Marianne Design Divas #15 Shaped Card

If you are looking for That Craft Place Halloween Blog Hop 
Click HERE

A very good morning everyone,  Hopefully Blogger has behaved itself this morning and posted this!!!  I'm off to sunnier climates for a week of R&R.   Our challenge this month over at 

is to create a shaped card no squares/rectangle and of course to use at least 1 Marianne Design Product on your creation.  This can be a die, flowers, image, papers etc so long as you tell us what you've used you will be eligible for the wonderful prize from our Regular Sponsor - the lovely Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts who carried a fantastic array of Marianne's Products as well of course as many other delicious crafting goodies.

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Thank you all so much for popping in to visit, I wish you all a lovely week ahead.  Happy Crafting.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Pile it On Challenge:  Would love to see your shaped projects this week.

Craftymess Challenge:  Anything Goes this time.


Marianne Designs Products Used

Anja Large Oval Set LR0238   
Vintage sheet VK9523 
 Snowflakes LR0125
Merry Christmas LR0225  
Charm JU0873
 Lace JU0842 
Christmas Tree LR0136
Tags made from shape in Anja Large Oval Set and papers from La Musique PK9084
Extras Used:  Snowtex & Glamour Dust.

Sunday, October 14

That Craft Place - Halloween Blog Hop

Good morning again everyone,  This is my second Halloween card today, this is for That Craft Place Challenge which has a new challenge starting today.  As you can see the Theme is HALLOWEEN!!!!!! BUT THERE'S MORE!!!!!!


Lisa from 

is giving 5 amazing prizes away - How fabulous is that.

1st Prize £30.00 to spend in store
2nd Prize £20.00 to spend in store
3rd Prize £15.00 to spend in store
4th Prize £10.00 to spend in store
5th Prize £5.0 to spend in store.

Do remember that you must comment on all the Dt blogs to be included in the Prize draws.

I am also throwing in a little Candy to give to one of my followers, yes you need to become one of my Blog Friends in order to win the following little bundle.  Just add you name to Mr Linky at the bottom of my post and he can choose a winner in two weeks time.

For my card I've used Wizard Tilda, I think she makes a fab Halloween image.  She has been coloured with Copics and Derwent Pencils for shading.  A list of ingredients are at the bottom of my post for you.

I do hope you will pop over and join us and please take a peek at the wonderful creations the amazing Dt have concocted for your inspiration.  Most of my ingredients are available from the lovely Lisa over at That Craft Place online store and on our facebook page. 

Well my dears, I think that's me for today, I now need to go and pack the last minute bits n bobs for my holiday!!! yipeeeee, off to my favourite Island in the morning to catch some sun and relax.

If you've come here from the lovely Louise then you are on the right track,  if not then please go to That Craft Place for the complete Blog Hop List.   Your next stop along the way is to pop over and say Hi to Carrie 

I'll see you all when I return next week. In the meantime have a lovely day everyone.

Challenges Entered:

Dutch Dare Card Challenge:  Have a wonderful picture for inspiration this time

Sir Stampalot Challenge:  Would like to see Punches used this month,  Die cuts can be used but punches MUST be used too.

Hooked on Crafts Challenge:  A Halloween theme this time.

Southern Girls Challenge:  Tie a Ribbon around your project. I've used two Halloween ribbons


Black card stock
DP:  Close to my Heart - Reflections
Image: Magnolia Wizard Tilda
Medium: Copics & Derwent pencils for shading
Nesti: floral oval
Martha Stewart round the page punches - lace
Ribbons: RAK from my sweet teamie 
other embellishments: poundland

Totally Tilda - Midweek Reminder - Halloween

Good morning my dears,   I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.   I wanted to remind you that there is still lots of time to enter our Halloween challenge over at Totally Tilda and to also tell you that if your looking for inspiration then please pop over and take a look at the amazing creations the Dt have conjured up for your inspiration.  They are stunning.

I've used a sweet Mini Tilda with candy cane for my image and coloured her with copics. I've put a complete list of my ingredients at the bottom of my post for you.

That's it from me for now my dears so I'll wish you all a Happy Crafting day ahead.

Challenges Entered:

Dutch Dare Card Challenge:  Have a wonderful picture for your inspiration this time.

Tomic Challenge:  The theme for this the very last challenge 
(So sad, you will all be missed ladies).  The theme is 
Halloween + Bat + Purple/Orange/Black

Hooked on Crafts Challenge:  Halloween Theme 

The Pink Elephant Challenge:  Picture inspiration 

DP:  Close to my Heart - Reflections
Image: Magnolia Mini Tilda with Candy Cane
Medium: Copics & Derwent pencils for shading
Ribbons: RAK from my sweet teamie 
Sentiment Stamp, book, bat and Swirls: Close to my Heart
Moon with bats was created on my computer
The little frame that Tilda is in was from poundland

Wednesday, October 10

Midweek Magnolias #32 Masking Technique

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

We would love to see you all using the Masking Technique. I've kept the masking simple and used these two adorable Tilda's masked side by side.  Both have been coloured with Copics and Derwent pencils to give some shading.  If you need some ideas then please do pop over and take a peek at the wonderful creations my sweet Team buddies have conjured up for you this week.

Do please remember that you must use a Magnolia product on your creation and only combine our challenge with 4 other (making 5 challenges in total) in order to be included in the fabulous mystery surprise from Magnolia Sweden.

Thank you so much for popping in to see me.  I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Challenges Entered:

Just Magnolia Challenge:  Have an Anything Goes theme with fabric.

Deep Ocean Challenge:  Have the theme of Anything Goes.

Craft Your Passion Challenge:  Have the theme of it's Hip to be Square. 

Pile it on Challenge: Are looking for Vintage or Shabby Chic this week.

Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge:   The theme this week is feeling Floral. 

Kraft cardstock
DP's Prima Almanac
Images: Magnolias Littel Tilda and Tilda Dancing with Stars from the Little Christmas Collection 2012
Medium:  Copics & Derwent Soft Pencils
Flowers: Prima
Leaves: Doohickey swirl & leaves die
Sentiment:  Magnolia A new Christmas Story 2012 collection.
Heart: Tando and covered with same DP then TH distress crackle paint applied.
Pink Roushed net from Live & Love Crafts. 
Pearl Spray: Wild Orchid Crafts.

Sunday, October 7

Joanna Sheen - Blog Hop Guest

Hello again my lovelies,  I was thrilled as a past Dt member of the fabulous Joanna Sheen Blog  when Paula asked me to take part in the Fabulous Blog Hop that's been up and running all week.  

Their is a multitude of prizes up for grabs from all the wonderful DT and of course there is a Mega prize for the overall winner.  So what are you waiting for!!!

You still have time to take part as the hop doesn't finish until tonight.  The DT girls and the Guests have used the same papers and House Mouse image but the variation in all the creations is stunning to say the least which you will see for yourself as you hop along to each member.

The main winner and 9 other winners will be announced on the blog
Tomorrow!!  good luck everyone. 

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Simply Create Too Challenge: Have the theme of Autumn

Crafty Catz Challenge:  Have an Autumn theme this week

Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge: Would love to see lots of Leaves this time.