Wednesday, November 28

Midweek Magnolia #39 Star light Star Bright!!!

Good morning my dears,  Time for another fabulous challenge from

This week our theme is Starlight Star bright.  We would like to see at least 1 star on your creation as well as at least 1 Magnolia product,  it can be Magnolia designer paper, doohickey dies, stamps, flowers.  you will need at least 1 to be included in the surprize gift you will receive from Magnolia Sweden.  You will also need to combine your challenge with no more that 4 other challenges (ours includes 5 in total)

I've used my newest special edition Magnolia stamp Santa Lucia,  she is quickly becoming my favourite until I stamp up another one. lol.  I've used Derwent soft pencils to colour her skin and DecoArt glamour dust for her sparkly dress. I will pop a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post with links where possible.

In the meantime do please pop over and take a peek at the utterly stunning creations my fellow Dt have made for your inspiration this week.  They are such a talented bunch of girls.

I hope you all have a wonderful day ahead and I'm looking forward to seeing all your dazzling creations.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Tilda's Town Challenge:  Have the theme this week of Anything Goes.

Hooked on Crafts Challenge: Have the theme of Christmas

By the Cute and Girly Challenge:  Have the theme of Twinkle Twinkle little Star or a project enthused by a song. I've used the music sheet of Silent Night but I also have 2 stars on my card.

One Stop Craft Challenge: Would like to see a Vintage Christmas creation. 
Try it on Tuesday Challenge:  Would like to see Christmas Sparkle
Cards and More Challenge: Would like to see and Advent creation or Brown and White colour combo. 


Basic White card and Kraft card as base for card.
DP:  MME  Lost and Found Christmas - That Craft Place 
Song sheet:  Tim Holtz Ideology Seasonal 12 x 12 pad
CB Swiss Dots embossing folder for tree and star
Image: Magnolias Special Tilda Santa Lucia (sirstampalot)
Medium: Derwent soft pencils and sansodor solvent (skin & hair)
Dress:  DecoArt Glamour Dust glitter
Die Cuts Used:  Marianne Designs lace oval & Christmas tree available at That Craft Place
Magnolia Doohickey Oh so lovely heart tag - That Craft Place 
Sizzix BigZ  3 star die
White tattered Roses :  Tim Holtz
Pearls, hemp cord around tree, metal charm, mesh ribbon, wooden angel, peg & stamens from Stash.

Sunday, November 25

That Craft Place - Anything but Square!!!

Good morning again my dears,  A new challenge has begun over at

and this fortnight we would like to see NO SQUARES
I made this little Christmas tag using products that Lisa has over at her on line store, Facebook page and her bricks n mortar shop

The actual tag is made from corrugated card taken from an old box, painted with acrylic white paint and then distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink. I've used a non Christmas Tilda stamp as my image simply because in the right colours she makes a fabulous Christmas Tilda.

 My paper in the background is from MME lost & found Christmas collection.  I will pop a complete list of ingredients at the bottom of my post for you.

I do hope you will come over and join us and do please take a peek at the wonderful creations my fellow sweet Dt friends have made for your inspiration.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Little Claire's Designs Challenge: Have the theme of Christmas this month.
Do You Stack Up Challenge:  Would love to see some number this time.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge: Have the theme Girls only this time 
Totally Gorjuss Challenge:  The Theme is Don't be Square. 

Have a wonderful day everyone xox

DP:  MME Lost & Found Christmas - That Craft Place
Image: Magnolia Tilda - That Craft Place
Medium: Pro markers and Derwent Pencils
Die's Used:  Doohickey tree line - That Craft Place 
vintage tag, Tim Holtz Noel big Z die (numbers used)
 Marianne Design Icicles. 
Flowers and Pearl/diamante strip from That Craft Place

Totally Tilda - Midway Reminder

A very good morning All,   I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  I'm here to share my midway card for our 

Christmas Recipe Challenge (2 Designer papers, Pearls and ribbon) over at 

You still have a week to enter.

I make a special card for one of my Great Great Nieces every Christmas and decided that this sweet scenic card would be hers for this year.  I've used 4 Magnolia Stamps, Large fir trees, Snowy Roof, Welcome Home and my newest Joyful Tilda, all images have been coloured with Derwent soft pencils. The little fence and signpost are from Marianne Designs, the words are from Tim Holtz chit chat pad, and the bottom sentiment is from my stash.

Lots of white acrylic paint, glamour dust, Aileen's pure snow. ric rac ribbon and pearls finish my card off nicely.

Our wonderful sponsor is non other than 

We are looking forward to visiting you and your amazing creations. 

Challenges Entered:

Tilda's Town Challenge:  Anything Goes

Happy Sunday everyone xox

Wednesday, November 21

Midweek Magnolia #38 I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Good morning my lovelies,  It's Wednesday and time for another Christmas themed challenge over at 

This week our theme is  

You can choose to go completely White on White or like me you can go Winter White.  I've kept my card quite free of my usual array of flowers etc because  I love this image so so much that I wanted her to be the focal point.  This is the special Tilda from last years collection and she has been coloured using Derwent soft pencils and sansodor.  I usually just use my pencils for shading but not this time.

My papers are Magnolia "Angels calling" which I've distressed using Tim Holtz distress wheel,  I will pop a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post just in case you're curious.

Just before I go I would like to say a huge Hello to my new followers and of course to my wonderful existing followers who are so supportive of my wee blog. I find it really hard to visit everyone but I really appreciate every one of you for visiting and leaving me such wonderful comments.  Thank you all so very much.

Please pop over and take a peek at the AMAZING!!! creations the fabulous Dt have made for you this week,  we have chandeliers, pure white on white and much more for your inspiration.

Please !! Please!!  Triple Please!!!!  do ensure that you read the rules that we have on the Midweek Magnolia Challenge Blog,  it totally breaks my heart that we cannot include the fantastic creations that you enter in the mystery prize draw from Magnolia Sweden or in our top 3 selection if you haven't linked back to us, not used a Magnolia product or entered more than 5 (including our) Challenges.  

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Craft Room Challenge:  Punches and or Die cuts
Try It on Tuesday Challenge:  The theme is Christmas Sparkle. 
Creative Craft Challenge: Are having a game of Bingo this week and I chose Bling Stamps and Distress


DP: Magnolia Angels Calling
Image: Magnolia Tilda with Ribbon Heart Scarf 2011
Medium:  Derwent Soft Pencils & Sansodor solvent
Nesti:  Spellbinder Lacy oval
Die Cuts: Tim Holtz on the edge tree line
Marianne Designs:  Tree LR0136
Embellishments on Tree:  That Craft Place
Sentiment:  Whimsy Stamps 
All the trees have been glittered with Decoart Glamour dust and the larger tree has been coated with Aileen's pure snow.

Sunday, November 18

Prima Packaging - turned gift box!!!

Hello again my dears,  I have another little gift creation to show you today!   Over at Prima Marketing Flowers on Facebook  are having a weekly giveaway called All About the Fans, this is #3 and the theme is to make something using Prima Packaging.  

I've made this sweet Gift Box with an easel card attached to it.  I always keep my Prima packaging as it makes fabulous tags and is great for adding layers to cards and scrapbook layouts.

This time I've used the packaging from Charme Rose Songbird, Eminence  Flower  Collection, Sugar Bloom Reflections, Lucerne Almanac and the acetate from Miss Godiva Collection.  I've also used various Prima Flowers, crystals and net to finish off my wee box. 

Thank you for popping in to visit, I hope you'll come back and see me soon

Have a wonderful Sunday.

I would like to enter my box into

Crafty-Emblies Challenge: They would like to see Vintage/ Shabby Chic 


Totally Tilda #60 Christmas Recipe

Good morning everyone,  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  It's time for another fabulous challenge over at 

This fortnight we have a fabulous 
Christmas Recipe 
for you.
You must use all of the following on your creation.

2 different Designer Papers

I've used the special edition Tilda for my card and coloured her with Copics and Derwent soft pencils.  I will pop a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post for you.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is 

With this fantastic array of goodies for our winner, if you've not been over to see the wonderful selection of ribbons, pins, lace. findings and many more products that The Ribbon Girl has then you don't know what you are missing, they are delicious, just click HERE to pop over and see for yourself.

One place you certainly must visit is Totally Tilda to take a look at the stunningly beautiful creations the sweet Tildarette's have made for you this week.  You will be enthused and motivated I'm sure.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Marvelous Magnolia Challenge:  Would like to see Pearls and Lace this week.
Tilda's Town Challenge:  Anything Goes this week.
Lovely Hanglar Stanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge:  Would like to see Punches and or Dies.
Addicted to Stamps and more Challenge:  Would like to see Red & White
Craft Room Challenge:  Would like to see Punches & or Die Cuts this time.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.


DP: Docrafts: Home for Christmas
Image:  Special Magnolia Tilda
Medium:  Copics (skin) Derwent pencils for everything else and shading.
MS round the page punch lace doily
Dies Used:  Marianne Designs lace oval, Doohickey So lovely heart tag, Whimsy corner die, Cheery Lynn small flourish. Spellbinder Rose die for Flowers.
Lace & Ribbon:
Pearl Pin: The ribbon Girl
Charm, twine, dove, pearls and liquid pearls: Stash 
Sentiment on tag: Stash.

Friday, November 16

KINDNESS!!!! With a Capital "K"

Hello everyone,  Well let me tell you I'm not usually lost for words so to speak but when this beautiful package arrived via my lovely postman this morning I was dumbstruck to say the least.

I commented on a card that this very talented lady had made, these are my exact words that I left on her comment box!!!

Oh my Gosh!!! Kelly, this is one stunning card, love all those fabulous dies and your colouring of this sweet Tilda is gorgeous, would you like my address. lol
Suzi x

To my utter surprise and delight Kelly  (THE BEAUTY OF PAPER)  emailed me and said "Sure, what's your address and this will be your Christmas card from me"

Well, blow me away!!!  just take a peek at what arrived in the post this morning.   Kelly you are one very talented, generous and kind lady. I truly appreciate your beautiful card (it's even more striking in real life) and has taken pride of place in my sitting room where everyone can see it.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your thoughtfulness and the amazing extra's that were included in your package.   When I showed your package to my dear Hubby he said " well my dear! that's what friends are for"  

Well my dearest Kelly do please keep an eye out for your "Mailman" I think that's what you call them in America,  because he has something special coming your way from Bonnie Scotland.

Huge Hugs to you Kelly xxxxxx 

Thursday, November 15

Marianne Design Divas - Gentlemen's Hour

Good morning all,  Time for another challenge over at 

This month we have the theme of Gentlemen's Hour!!! so we would love to see you make something for that special Man/Boy/Dad/Grandad in your life.

Our sponsor for this challenge is 

With this wonderful Prize "WOW"

Marianne is of course giving one lucky winner another wonderful prize (photo to follow)

 Do please pop over and take a peek at the fabulous selection of Marianne Design products that Cuddly Buddly have along with thousand of other great brand names in stock.

While you are popping around remember to take a wander over to Marianne Design Divas where you will see the fantastic work the Dt have created for you this month to give you some inspiration.

Everything on my card is a Marianne Design Product and I've listed them at the bottom of my post for you with links of where you can find them.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Winter Wonderland Challenge:  This week would love to see one for the boys.

Cards for Men Challenge: Have the theme of Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge:  Have the theme of  Anything Christmas.


Marianne Design Products Used:

Image Skating Don DDS3315,  circle CR1201, Craftable Xmas Star CR1229, Craftable Wooden Tree CR1230, Creatable Merry Christmas/Seasons Greetings LR0225, Finish Ice Star LR0125,  Papers Christmas Wishes  and Scandinavian Winter,  accent star stamps are all from Marianne Designs. 

Wednesday, November 14

Midweek Magnolias #37 Oh Christmas Tree

Good morning All,   Wednesday has come around so fast this week, time seems to be flying towards my most favourite season.  Over at 

we have another wonderful Christmas themed challenge for you and this time it's  OH CHRISTMAS TREE!!  we would love to see some Trees on your creation.   I've used a non Christmas Tilda this time but with that sweet gift I think she is perfect.  I've coloured her with copics and derwent soft pencils cutting her out so that she can stand next to the trees.

Do please remember that to be included in the fabulous mystery prize from  Magnolia Sweden
you must use at least 1 Magnolia product on your creation and no more than 5 combined challenges including ours. 

I will pop a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post for you with links where possible.

Do pop over and take a peek at the fantabulous creations our sweet Dt have made for you this week.  They are amazing as always.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Wild Orchid Challenge:  Would like to see A traditional Christmas creation this fortnight.

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge:  Has the theme this week of 
"For the Love of Tilda"

Magnolia-licious Challenge:  Have a wonderful picture for you to take your theme from with some stickles/glitter 

DP: very old from Stash (can't remember who made them)
Image: Tilda with small gift
Medium: Copics for skin base E000 E00 
 Derwent soft pencils for shading and clothes
Large snowflake: provo craft
Trees: Marianne Designs LR0136
Berries: That Craft Place
Poinsettia's: Wild Orchid Crafts.
Leaves, Snowtex, ric rac:  Stash.
Glamour dust has been added to poinsettia's and my snowflake.

Tuesday, November 13

Prima Flowers 12 Days of Christmas

A very good morning to you all,  I couldn't sleep last night so I thought I would sort out my papers and flowers but I didn't get very far.  I came across my Prima Almanac collection and thought I'd make a Christmas card without involving images and colouring.

Prima Flowers are having a contest over on Facebook it's called "12 Days of Christmas " and on their main blog page are some wonderful examples.  You can find them HERE

My inspiration came from Day 5, with the two tone and floral arrangement.  I also took inspiration from day 6 as I loved the stag in the middles of the card.  I did a different shape but I think the basics are there.

I've used only Prima products (apart from the Fawn) which was a Tim Holtz die) but still cut out using Prima's Almanac cardstock.

I could really get to liking this type of card, I think it looks quite luxurious.

Anyway enough from me, why not pop over and take a peek for yourself at the amazing designs their fab DT have come up with.

I would like to enter the following Challenge:

Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Have the theme of Flower Power this week.


Sunday, November 11

Sleigh Ride

Hi again all,  I have another Christmas card to show you 
This time I've used a sweet stamp from Lili of the Valley's toboggan for two, aren't they adorable!!!

I coloured them with derwent soft pencils and added a bit of Aleen's true snow.  

I used spellbinders Fluer de lis die, Tim holtz snowflake and tree on the edge die.   Washi tape from

Thanks for popping in, I'm off to create some more Christmas cards as I've an awful lot to make for my dear friends.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge:  Would love to see Bright & Beautiful this week

Paperplay Challenge:  Would like some snowflakes

Dream Valley Challenge:  Have an Anything Goes theme 

Joanna Sheen Challenge:  Have the theme this fortnight of Cold and Frosty.


That Craft Place - Remember/Poppy/Red

Good morning again everyone,  I'm back with my second post for today and it's for

Today is the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month and we here in the U.K. are Celebrating Remembrance Day.  When we all stand together for 2 minutes of silence in commemoration of those brave men and women who lost their lives in various wars trying to keep us safe!!!  

So our theme is RED for REMEMBRANCE

My card is very simple, it's been made using MS round the page Poppy punch, Marianne Designs Large Anja Oval LR0236, Marianne Designs Cross LR0252 and Marianne Designs Clock CR1234 All available at That Craft Place on line store or on our Facebook page Here my little poppy in the centre is from Wild Orchid Crafts and my twine is from fantasticribbons. 

I do hope you can come and join us, we look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Card Crafter's Circle Challenge:  Remembrance/Poppes is the theme this week.
Delicious Doodles Challenge: The theme is Remembering


Totally Tilda Midway Reminder - Sketch

Good morning everyone,   There is still lots of time to enter our fabulous Sketch challenge over at 

I've used this sweet Pixie Tilda to create my midway card, she has been coloured with copics and derwent soft pencils.  The papers are a mixture of Tim Holtz and Magnolia.  I used the TH film strip with some washi tape as my sentiment. My mesh ribbon is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts and my little pink roses are from That Craft Place.  

Our Sponsor is the lovely Nikki from 

Do please pop over and take a peek at the amazing creations the other sweet Tildarette's have conjured up for you this week.

Thank you for popping in to visit with me, I hope you come back and see me again soon.  xxx

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Bearly Mine Challenge:  Anything Goes
Divas by Design Challenge:  Would love to see Cute this week
Totally Gorjuss Challenge:  Would like to see a Pastel Christmas


Thursday, November 8

Christmas Canvas with Tilda

Hello everyone,  I've been working on a  Christmas canvas for the last couple of days and now it's finally finished I can show it to you. 

I've chosen this sweet angelic Tilda and coloured her with Derwent soft pencils.  Lots of lovely die cuts, berries,  the red wood shaving and gold bits are from last years (now non smelling) potpourri, I knew they would come in handy if I saved them.  I think we all like to squirrel away odd bits in the hope that they will come in useful sometime. lol 

Anyhoo,  I'm sure the recipient won't mind me reusing a few of the embellishments.  Thank you so much for popping in to visit I do hope I've inspired you just a little.  Wishing you all a wonderful day.

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge:  Would like to see Something Hidden on your creation my little tag and embossed greeting is hidden at the top. 

Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  Would love to see a Christmas Decoration this week.  I'm hoping a wall hanging is acceptable girls, if not then please just delete.

It's a Mangolia Challenge: Would like to see something altered, a photo frame, box, canvas etc.

ABC Christmas Challenge:  Have the letter V for Vibrant colours.

Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Have the theme of Anything Goes with the option of Christmas.

Crafts and Me Challenge:  Would love to see Reds this week.