Wednesday, August 28

Midweek Magnolias DT #72 Once Upon a Time

A very good morning to you all,  It's time for another fortnightly challenge over at

and the theme is Once Upon A Time -  this could be interpreted in various ways to include Castles/Frogs/Prince's/Princesses/Fairytales etc.

I've gone with Happy Tilda from the Once upon a time collection 2013,  but if you pop over to the blog you will see lots of ideas from our DT Princesses who have created the most beautiful projects for your inspiration.

I've used a ton of products, papers, handmade flowers etc etc so I'm not going into fine detail here otherwise we will be here a while, but I will as always pop a list of ingredients used with links where possible for you at the bottom of my post. I will tell you though that the largest fabric pink flower with the pearl is one of my newest handmade creation and I really love it. 

In the meantime I hope you are all having a wonderful week and that you will come over and join us.  Our sponsor as always is 
Magnolia Sweden  who will be sending our lucky winner a surprise package.  Do remember you must follow the very simple Rules over on the sidebar to be included in the prize draw.

That's about it from me my dears, I wish you all a wonderful day.  I'm off to visit my Daughter to do some altering/tweaking on her beautiful Wedding Dress before her big day in 4 weeks time.  I'll tell you all about the preparations another time.


Challenges Entered:

Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  Its Bron's choice this week and she has given us the most wonderful Tic Tac Toe Grid.  I've managed everything except sweet Edwin. I think Tilda has seen him around the corner and she's running to give him a big squeezy hug!!

Simply Magnolia Challenge:  Would love to see Birthday Glitter this time. All my paper flowers have been glittered with Glamour Dust.
The Ribbon Girl August Magnolia Challenge:  Would love to see your Girly Creation with ribbon. 
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge:  Lots of lovely layers this time

Tuesday, August 27

Magnolia-licious DT Clean and Simple

A very good morning everyone,  It's time for a new challenge over at 

and for this fortnight we would love to see your CAS - Clean and Simple designed projects.  This wasn't an easy challenge for me but hey!!! isn't that what challenges are all about,  getting you out of your comfort zone and being a little different from normal.

I have ended up absolutely loving this card having used 1 sheet of paper, some washi tape and sweet Tilda in the Forest from the Christmas Story collection 2012 which can be found HERE over at Magnolia-licious stamps  along with many many more Magnolia stamps/dies/papers and of course not forgetting Diana's  amazing offers and other crafting goodies.  

Tilda has been coloured with Derwent pencilsoft pencils, paper stumps and sansodor oil.

I will certainly be making a lot more of these CAS cards for my friends this year.

Do please pop over and take a peek at the amazing creations my sweet DT friends have made to enthuse and encourage you to join in with the fun over at Magnolia-licous.

Our sponsor is of course our lovely Diana from Magnolia-licous stamps and much much more.  She will be sending our very lucky winner a special surprise package.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.


Challenges Entered:

Whimsy Stamps Challenge:  Clean and Simple
Addicted to CAS Challenge:  Code word is Holiday
Dream it Up Challenge:  Christmas in August.
Less is More Challenge:  Use Washi Tape  
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long:  Pictorial inspiration  I've picked out the colours and bunting. 
ABC Christmas Challenge:  Q is for make them quick. 
The Hobby House Challenge:  Christmas
Fashionista Challenge:  Christmas 

Sunday, August 25

Totally Tilda DT #79 Tilda at the Seaside/BBQ

Good morning my dears,  I hope you are all having a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend.  It's time for another wonderful challenge over at


Our theme is Tilda at the Seaside/BBQ  as you can see I've chosen to go to the seaside for some fun on the beach and some yummy ice cream.  

I've used 3 images and masked Tilda with cherry ice along with the cute Time for Ice cream booth,   little Bikini Tilda is on her beach towel enjoying the sunshine.  They have all been coloured with Copics and Derwent pencilsoft pencils. The little canopy on the ice cream booth has been paper pieced.

I haven't used any DP on my card but the sand is real!!! I  bought this bag of craft glitter sand a long time ago, I was having a clear out a couple of weeks ago and was getting rid of a lot of old clutter but I thought I'd keep this just in case I ever needed it. lol 

Our sponsor for this fortnight's challenge is the lovely Nikki over at
Bunny Zoe's Crafts. 

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Here is the prize for this fortnights challenge.

Wishing you all a wonderful day and if you are having a long Bank Holiday weekend enjoy your extra day of rest and relaxation.


Challenges Entered:

Daring Cardmakers Challenge: Just Beachy is the theme 
Challenge and Candies: Colours, scents and tastes of Summer
Try it on Tuesday Challenge:  Create a Scene
Alphabet Challenge:  N is for Newest Stamp or decoupage.  Tilda with cherry ice and the Ice cream stand stamps are new, this is their debut. 
Sister Act Card Challenge:  Anything Goes