Tuesday, April 30

Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Dt - Use Vellum in a fun and creative way

Good morning my dears,  Well it's Tuesday and it's Team B here to remind you that we are midway through our current challenge over at 

Our theme is to use Vellum on your creation in a fun way.  I've used a sheet of vellum from Websters pages as part of my background paper for sweet Pearl Tilda to sit on. 

This Tilda is from last years Summer memories collection and I've also used the butterfly's from the Once Upon a Time collection 2013.  I stamped them out on vellum 3 times, cut them out and used them to layer up and give a lovely 3d effect adding glamour dust to the very top one. 

All my Magnolia stamps are available over at Magnolia-licious stamps. Butterfly's here 
and Pearl Tilda here

Do please pop over and take a look at the wonderful work the fabulous DT have created for you this week.  Our sponsor for this challenge is the lovely Diana who will be sending the winner a special surprise.

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

Challenges Entered:

Alphabet Challenge:  F is for Fantasy this time 
Creative Corner Challenge:  Clean and simple this week, this is really clean for me, not a flower or resin embellishment in sight. lol 
Delicious Doodles Challenge:  Something Fishy this week, mermaids, boats, fish etc.

Sunday, April 28

Totally Tilda Dt #70 Midway Reminder

Good morning all,  Just a reminder that our challenge is still ongoing over at 

The theme is Heat Embossing.  I've used sweet Tilda with butterfly  from the new Once Upon a Time collection and I also stamped out the butterfly's then cut them out, added a little pink and black chalk  before coating them in glossy accents.  My heat embossing element is just scattered around tilda with some shabby pink Fran-tage and I embossed the die cut behind with shabby white Fran-tage. 

My papers are Lyric from the new range of Prima papers, Flowers are also prima.  The hand made rosette and the sentiment are from the same range of papers. I used a Martha Stewart RTP punch to give my card a nice edgy look. 

Please do pop over and take a peek at the fabulous examples the sweet Tildarettes have created for you this week.  They are stunning.  

Wishing you all a wonderful day 

Hugs xox

Challenges Entered:

Rhedd and Rosie Challenge:  Have the theme of Stitching Real or Faux. 
Stampin' for the Weekend: Would like to see Die cuts and or Punches. 
Tilda's Town:  Have the theme May day and Flowers. 
Marvelous Magnolia:  Would like to see a card for a special Lady, my card has been made for a wonderful friend who needs a little cheering up as she's been having a rough time of it lately.
Simon Says Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Whimsy Stamps Challenge: Pretty in Pink is the theme 

DP: Prima - lyric
Images: Tilda with butterfly & butterfly stamp set from Once upon a Time collection available at Magnolia-licious store  heat embossed around edges with Fran-tage shabby pink embossing powder
Dies Used:  Marianne Designs Petra Large Ovals LR0240 heat embossed with Fran-tage shabby white
Whimsy labels 1 die for sentiment - sentiment is from the Prima Lyric paper release
Rosette: Hand made using Prima paper and Hougie score board
Flowers: Prima glass glitter used on them along with glamour dust.
Extras Used: Martha Steward RTP punch,  pearls, glossy accents, Sewing Machine to stitch around both layers.

Wednesday, April 24

Midweek Magnolias # 58 Bingo

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

This week we are having a game of Bingo/Tic tac toe, all you need to do is chose one line across/down or diagonal and hey presto your joining in.  I've chosen to do something a little different this week as I needed a Boy card for my sweet Grandson who's  Birthday was on Monday!! 

I've used the bottom line of Faux Stitching/Blue/Charm

This adorable Game on Edwin is from the Once Upon a Time Spring release 2013 and he is so cute, you can find him over at Magnolia-licious Stamps .  I've used my Flex markers to colour him. I've also used the balloon stamp from sweet crazy love collectin 2012 I only used the traditional balloon and not the heart one.  Just stamped it 4 times and cut them out, adding coloured thread to each one. 

I do hope you will pop over and join us this week and also take a peek at the amazing designs the fab girls on the A team have created for you this week.

Don't forget to read the rules at the top of our blog, we don't want you to miss out on the chance of a fantastic surprise package from Magnolia Sweden. 

Hugs  xox

Challenges Entered:

Cards for Men Challenge:  Anything goes 
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge:  Birthday fun card for kids.  You can donate your card if you choose. I already make and donate cards to a local Hospice for children here in Scotland and will continue to do so. 
Crafty Catz Challenge:  One for the boys  
Southern Girls Challenge: The theme is Button Up or show some Flair. 
Clear it out Challenge:  Anything goes, use your stash - my stash is lots of coloured card stock that never gets used and at least 2 buttons this week.

Tuesday, April 23

Birthday wishes for a friend

Hello my dears,  I want to share this card with you that I created for a dear scrap book friend.  I've used the sweet LOTV image and their gorgeous new 8x8 papers.  The image has been coloured with pencils and my flowers are all made using the gorgeous new die's from Marianne Designs. I will pop a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post with links where possible for you.

I'm in a bit of a rush today as I need to go finalise my holiday preparations for next week.  Oh I can't wait to get a little bit of sun and just relax by the pool with nothing to do except read, sip sangria and chill out.  

Challenges Entered:

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge: Seeing Double, either two separate stamps or one stamp with two characters.
Inky Chicks Challenge:  Have the theme of  Happy Birthday Girl this time.  
Make it Monday #137:  Anything Goes.

DP: LOTV nitwit collection Country Lady
Image: LOTV sweet mermaids Lili of the valley here
Medium: Derwent soft pencils with sansodor oil and paper stumps
Dies Used:  Go Kreate XXL square frames frilly #7
Doohickey Die. Vintage tag and leaves from swirl & leaves die from Magnolia-licous stamps Here
Marianne Designs:  Vintage Fan & plate die, LR0266
Marianne Designs: Flowers and Branch 1 LR0256
Sentiment frame: Tando  from angelcrafts.biz 

Monday, April 22

Magnolia-licious Mini Monday

Hello my dears,  Welcome to another fabulous

The lovely Eulanda, Cabio, Julie and myself have created a little something to show you just how fabulous these adorable Mini Magnolia stamps are. 

For my card I've used two adorable Magnolia mini stamps from Magnolia-licious Stamps and a couple of doohickey dies also available over at Magnolia-licious Stamps. 

First is the adorable Carousel Horse #433 and sitting on top is the sweet Circus Tilda #367 Both have been coloured with a mixture of Copics and Derwent soft pencils.  My doohickey dies are the swirls from swirls and leaves and the border lace die (which still remains one of my favs)  as you can see I've treated my fleur de lis die to a little Fran-tage using shabby blue and a tiny amount around the edges of my image. 

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

Don't forget to go leave some love for my sweet friends over on the DT post at Magnolia-licious, you could be in with the chance of winning a lovely mystery gift from our very generous Diana if your comment is chosen as the Random winner.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit with me,  I really do appreciate you taking the time.

Hugs xox

Challenges Entered:

Hobby Cutz Challenge: Would love to see you make something using Monochrome colour scheme.
Creative Card Crew Challenge:  Hand made Flowers is the theme this time. 
Allsorts Challenge: Would love to see your passion for Flowers.
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #216:  This week they would like you to Frame it. 
The ABC Challenge:  This week it's Lovely Lace
Creative Corner Challenge:  Would like to see an unusual shaped creation, not square or oblong. 
Totally PaperCrafts Challenge: Monochromatic this week.


DP; Tim Holtz shabby vintage 12x12
Images:  Magnolia Mini Carousel horse Here and Mini Circus Tilda Here 
Dies Used:  Doohickey vintage lace border - Swirl & leaves die from  Magnolia-licious 
Marianne Designs Vintage Fan and plate holder  LRO266 
Tim Holtz tattered flower garland
Spellbinders Fleur de lis sqauare
Lace/pearls Stash
Extras Used: Fran-tage shabby blue, Stickles baby blue
Extra large dies from Go Kreate  XXL Square Frame Frilly #10

Sunday, April 21

Totally Tilda DT #70 - Heat Embossing

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

This fortnight we would love to see some Heat Embossing on your creation.  

I've masked a couple of Magnolia stamps together in order to try and make an underwater scene,  not sure it worked but I quite like the finish.   For my heat embossing I've used Fran-tage shabby blue embossing enamel and for the little hand made air dry clay sconce I used shabby white.  I will pop a list of ingredient used at the bottom of my post with links where possible.

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Pretty Little Ribbon Shop with this fabulous selection of goodies going to our overall winner.

There is also a great spring spectacular sale going on at the moment so do pop over and take a peek, you'll find lots of wonderful ribbons, charms, pins, flowers etc etc. 

Do please pop over and take a peek at the amazing creations the other sweet Tildarette's have made for you this week.  You will be amazed at the variety.

In the meantime I wish you all a wonderful Sunday and I hope the sun is shining down on you where ever you are.


Challenges  Entered:

Emergency Crafters Challenge:  Would love to see a Nautical designs with shades of blue in them.
Heck of a Challenge: Just add Water is the theme 
Without Words Challenge:  Little April Showers (Blues)
Card and Scrap Challenge:  The theme is to use Dies.
All that Stickles : Baby Blue linky party - All you need do is use Stickles baby blue on you creation.  My baby blue is on sweet  Tilda's hair and the bubbles surrounding her.


DP: Tim Holtz shabby vintage 12 x 12
XXL Shaped die: Go Kreate Frilly #7
Large circle looped die Marianne Designs Circles LR0180
Images: Magnolia Pearl Tilda and pearl oyster from Summer Memories Collection 2012
Flowers: Prima
Blue mesh ribbon: Bunny Zoe's crafts
Blue scallop lace: Gift from Susie Sugar
Filigree sconce - made using air dry clay and mould
Extras used: Stickles baby blue, glamour dust, Fran-tage shabby blue and shabby white.

Monday, April 15

Marianne Design Divas Dt - Going Girly

Good morning my dears,   Time for another monthly challenge at

This month we want to see all your lovely GIRLY creations.

I've used some wonderful new products from Marianne D which I absolutely adore.  These new Vintage stamps are so gorgeous as is the new paper bloc Victorian Vintage.  I will list at the bottom of my post for you along with links to our Sponsor for this challenge who is the lovely Nikki from

Our second sponsor is the lovely Marianne herself with a very generous prize of all these fabulous Marianne Design Products in the picture below.  Wow!!! some very lucky crafter is in for a treat.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I really do appreciate it.

Hugs xox

Challenges Entered:

Addicted To Stamps Challenge: this week there is a Birthday Blog Hop to celebrate their 2nd Birthday and the theme is Birthdays. 
Frilly and Funky Challenge: Have the theme of Vintage: April in Paris. 
Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge:  Theme is to make a vintage/shabby chic project with a STAMP (no digital images). 
Totally Papercrafts Challenge: Get Krafty this week.
Inspired by Stamping Challenge:  have a wonderful picture for inspiration. I took my blues/peaches/kraft colours from it.
By The Cute and Girly Challenge:  Have the theme of Vintage this month. 



Marianne Design Products Used

Pretty Paper Bloc -  Victorian Vintage
Creatable Branch and Flower 1 LR0256
 Craftable Passe-partout oval CR1241
Creatable Fan (stand) LR0266
Marianne D clear stamp set Victorian Ladies 1 CS0863 
The little frame was made using air dry clay and MS silicone mould.

Sunday, April 14

Totally Tilda #69 Dt Midway Reminder

 Good Morning my dears,  Still lots of time to join us over at 

in our Bingo themed Challenge.  All you need to do is pick a line and hey presto start creating.  I've gone with two lines bottom and right which gives me Dies and or punches/flowers/machine stitching/pears and or gems and lastly ribbon.

I've used Tilda longstocking from the Once upon a Time spring release 2013 and coloured her with Copics and Derwent soft pencils.

I will pop a list of ingredients with links where possible of the items used on my card at the bottom of my post.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is the lovely Nikki from 

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This is the prize for one lucky winner

That's it for now my dears and I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.

Challenges Entered:

Simply Create Too Challenge:  Use your Stash, I've used two papers that are years old. I've also used my whimsy sentiments and die, they haven't seen the light of day for about a year.!! 
DRS Designs Challenge:  Stitching is the theme this week real or faux
Divas by Design Challenge:  Flowers this week
Fab n Funky Challenge:  Spring Colours
Tip Top Tuesday Challenge:  Girls n Boys come out to play,  any creation that includes a Girl and or Boy. 
Lexi's Creations Challenge:  Punches and or Dies. 

DP:  Prima  Sweet Fairy  & Papermania basics
Image:  Tilda Longstocking from Once upon a Time release 2013 available at Magnolia Stamps
Medium: copics Skin E000 E00 E51 E93 pencils mid terracotta and blush pinks
Dress: B00 B000 B02  promarker Tulip yellow stocking the same Penclis Ice Blue Shoes:
Shoes E41 E00 E51 pencils light brown  Hair: E41  light and medium brown pencils.
Dies Used:  Magnolia Doohickey  Wave Tag die and Vintage tag die available at Magnolia Stamps 
Martha Stewart butterfly punch  Viva Decor paper pen for pearls.
Flowers: Prima
Ribbon: Stash
Sentiment and Sentiment die:  Whimsy Stamps

Saturday, April 13

My Sheri Crafts GDT - Arbour/Nature/Trees

Hello my dears,  I'm delighted to show you my card as Guest Designer for My Sheri CRAFTS.  

The theme is Arbour/Nature/Trees etc.   I don't have many nature stamps so I had to improvise slightly I used a couple of Magnolia stamps. Tilda with ponytail and I've masked her to sit on the Swedish fence,  you will find a fabulous selection of Magnolia Stamps and Doohickey Dies over at Magnolia-licious Stamps as well as lots of other fab crafty goodies.  

I've used Copics and Derwent soft pencils as my colour medium and the two delightful Die cut Trees are from Marianne Designs LR0261, I used Flower soft on them and added sweet butterfly's which are from Memory box. Sentiment and sentiments die are from Whimsy stamps

Do please pop over and take a look at the wonderful Dt creation made especially for you this week.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Inky Chicks Challenge:  Use a background/object stamp on your creation.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge: Butterfly Kisses this week 

Papers: Basic Grey &  Papermania basic dots
Image: Magnolia Swedish fence and Tilda with Ponytail:  Magnolia stamps 

Wednesday, April 10

Midweek Magnolia #56 Dt - April Showers

Good morning my dears,  I'm here to tell you that the new challenge has just started over at

It's Team A's week to show you our fabulous creations for the theme of April Showers, we would love to see some water featured on your projects

I've chosen Sweet Waterlily from the Summer Memories collection 2012.   She is such a cutie!!  I coloured her with Copics and Derwent soft pencils.  I used my air dry clay (loving this stuff) and a silicone mould to create the wee white flower on my Doohickey heart tag die.  

The beautiful butterfly is from Prima and was very plain until I used Fran-tage shabby pink embossing powder along with cosmic shimmer vintage mica flakes on it.  I'm loving the effect of these amazing powders and fragments.

I will pop a list of items used with links where possible at the bottom of my post for you, in the meantime do have a wonderful day.

Challenges Entered:

Bearly Mine Challenge:  Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Flowers & Fantasy
Papertake Weekly:  Bingo this week.  I've chosen the line of Blooms/free/Lace
Lovely Hanglar or sweet Magnolia:  Have the theme of Butterflies of things that flutter.

DP: Marianne Designs  & Lili of the Valley
Image: Magnolia Summer Dreams 2012 Waterlily Tilda
Medium: copics & derwent soft pencils
Die Cuts Used:  Marianne Design craftable design oval CR1204
Magnolia Doohickey so wrapped lovely folded Tag.
Flowers: Wild orchid Crafts
Metal corner Wild orchid crafts
Lace with pearls. Stash.
Sentiment: Stash.

Tuesday, April 9

Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps DT Buttons/Bows and or Beads

A very good morning everyone,  I hope your week is going well and you're getting lots of crafty time for yourself.

It's time for another fabulous challenge over at 

This week the theme is Buttons and Bows and/or Beads, of course you could use all three elements if you choose.

I've used various stamps from Magnolia-licious store and they are

Tilda in Cotton Dress from the *New* Once upon a Time collection (spring 2013)  isn't she adorable.  I've coloured her with Derwent soft pencils and some copics for the base skin tone and hair.  I've also used the little crown from the Crown Kit of the same collection.

The other two stamps I've used are Chocolate and Post Card from the With Love Collection.  I will put a list of ingredients and links where possible at the bottom of my post for you.

As always our sponsor for this fortnights challenge is our wonderful Diana - owner of Magnolia-licious Stamps and the lucky winner will receive a wonderful special surprise package

Do please pop over and take a peek at the breathtaking beautiful creations my sweet friends on the DT have made for you this week. Their talent just shines through.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead and I look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations over the next couple of weeks.

Hugs xox

Challenges Entered:

Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  Bingo this week, I've chosen Shabby Chic/Pink/Lace line.
Marker POP Challenge:  Anything goes 
Card Mania Challenge:  Punches and/or Diecuts.
No Matter Which Challenge: This month have a colour theme to follow of Beige/Regal Rose/Pretty Pink.
Pan Pastel Challenge:  Use a stamped Image
Penny Black and More:  Blossoms and Bows 
You Me & Magnolia Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge:  Anything Goes this week. This is my second entry.

DP: Lili of the Valley Nitwits collection County Lady & Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby

Images:  Magnolia Tilda in Cotton Dress - Once Upon a Time collection 2013 -  Crown Kit - Once Upon a Time collection 2013 - Chocolate stamp - With Love Collection 2013 - Post Card Stamp - With Love Collection 2013 Available at Magnolia-licious Store

Medium: Copics and Derwent soft pencils. Skin E51 E00 E000 cheeks Derwent med terracotta and blush pink
Dress: base of dress R00 Then Derwent pencils - Loganberry, rose, blush pink pale pink.

Dies Used:  Magnolia Doohickey tag  Marianne Designs oval - Banner Die -
Crown accent: K&Co
Flowers, ribbons, mesh, buttons - Stash.

Paper for the bunting - Prima

Sunday, April 7

Totally Tilda Dt #69 Bingo Grid

Happy Sunday everyone,  I hope your weekend is going well,  I'm here to share my DT card for our new challenge over at 

We are having a game of Bingo this fortnight, lots of option for you to choose from.  I've gone with the right line down with Ribbon/Pearls and or Gems/Machine stitching and  the bottom line of  Dies and/or Punches/Flowers/Machine Stitching.

I've used this utterly adorable Tilda with Ballet Shoesfrom the *New* "Once Upon a Time Collection" 2013 I've coloured her with Copics and Derwent soft pencils.  I've tried a new technique on this card I've used  Fran-tage on my Doohickey butterfly and on my little crown charm and I love the effect it gives.  I've tried to show you a close up of the butterfly but the picture doesn't do the effect justice.

Anyway I hope you can pop over and join us and please while you are there go take a look at the amazing creation the sweet Tildarette's have made for you this week.  They are so out of this world gorgeous.!!!!  My other new addition is the little air dry clay daisy just under the crown.  I have found some fabulous silicone moulds and I'm looking forward to making even more embellishments.  

Our Sponsor this fortnight is the lovely Nikki from

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and the prize is 

Challenges Entered:

Marvelous Magnolia:  Anything Goes this week.
Magnolia Mania:  Are having a Birthday theme with a wonderful Blog Hop to Celebrate their 2nd Birthday.
Flutterby Wednesday:  Flowers this week with either a fairy or butterfly on your creation.
Whimsy Stamps:  Would like to see Stitching this time real or faux.
Magnolia Down Under:  Are having a game of Tic Tac Toe/Bingo. I've chosen the top line of Shabby chic/pink/lace.
The Ribbon Girl:  Add Flowers

DP Prima Annalee & Lyric
Image: Tilda with Ballet Shoes from the *New* Once upon a Time - spring 2013 release
Magnolia: Chocolate stamp from the With Love 2013 collection.
Magnolia: Small Crown from Once upon a Time 2013 collection.
Medium:  Copics   skin E00 E00 E51  E93 clothes and shoes R02 Derwent pencils for shading Hair E41 E53 pencils for shading.
Dies Used:  Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Tag die
Magnolia Doochickey Butterfly Die
Marianne Designs Oval craftable CR1204
Sizzix medium Phrase word Dream 656565
Leaves: Spellbinders Foliage die
Ribbon, twine, pearls, flowers, bead stamen - Stash