Wednesday, December 24

My Favourite 5 Christmas projects of 2014

Hello my lovely's,  Well it's Christmas Eve (gulp!!) and I was visiting some cyber friends to pass on my Merry's n Brights for the season and I came across Debby's post ( I nearly forgot about this little tradition that she started quite a few years ago now!!)   

I haven't missed one yet and I'm so glad I went out visiting otherwise this would not have made it this year. So without further ado here are 

I chose this one because I don't like making white on white cards and I don't do CAS cards either (this is a Clean and Simple as it gets) but I was delighted with how this one turned out.

I love Sylvia Zet (Whimsy) Wee stamps nearly as much as my Tilda's,  just look at that sweet face! love these pion papers too.

Not a card this time but my first ever Tussey Mussey gift holder.  This was a real delight to make once the frustration of making the cone was overcome. lol. 

My next choice is this altered brown paper gift bag!! one of my favourite things to make in the run up to Christmas, every gift is given in one of my altered gift bags.  I love seeing my friends appreciation, it makes it all worth while.

Last but not least I've chosen another first for me.  I made this cute Christmas themed picnic basket which opens to hold a selection of small gifts. 

In looking back on my post this Tilda must be one of my favourite stamps of Magnolia's Christmas collection.  I've used her for most of my Christmas projects.

Anyway that's it from me for now, but I will be back on the 30th to join in with Debby's favourtie makes of 2014.

In the meantime I want to wish all my followers here on blogger, Pinterest and Facebook  a 

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2015


Sunday, December 21

Totally Tilda & Friends #111 Anything Goes


Good morning my dears,  I'm here to share my DT project for our final challenge of 2014 over at 

Totally Tilda & Friends.

Now that we have incorporated all Tilda's friends you can feel free to use any stamp in your stash , it still must be rubber (No Digital images allowed) 

I'll be sticking primarily with my sweet Tilda's (cause I love her to bits) I might occasionally throw sweet Edwin in the mix, but it is nice to have the option of using another cute stamp.

Anyways' I've used Tilda with big rose from the Pink Lemonade collection.  I think she fits in perfect with all the pretty roses on my altered wooden heart. 

I've used oodles of die cuts, stencils and pretty embellishments on both creations and I will pop a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post with links where possible for you.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is 
Nikki from Bunny-Zoe crafts
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And the Prize is; 

In the meantime I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.


Challenges Entered:

Simply Magnolia:  Anything Goes 
Magnolia Down Under:  Anything Goes
That's Crafty Challenges:  Anything Goes 
Artist Trading Post:  Let's Celebrate
A little bit Crafty:  Anything Goes (but not Christmas)
Altered Eclectics: Anything Goes 
Dies R Us Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Imagination Crafts:  Anything Goes 
Recycle/Re-purpose/Re-invent Challenge: Anything Goes
Time for Magnolia Challenge: Anything Goes and a GDT call


Designer Paper:  Bo Bunny Prairie Chic 2014 collection
Image:  Magnolia Tilda with large rose from the Pink lemonade collection - Magnolia-Licious Store
Medium: ShinHanart markers, Derwent soft pencils, sansodor solvent, paper stumps from 
Small chipboard heart: Tando Creative
Dies Used: Crafts U Love Spellbinders Shapeabilities Heirloom Rectange, Spellbinders Die-delights Flutter Love heart -  Tim Holtz movers & shapers small crown -  La la land Wings set. 
The Ribbon Girl:   20mm open roses, 10mm small open roses - cosmos Daisy -  5mm Ivory pale pearl bead string -
Imagination Crafts: Brick Wall Stencil   Diamond Sparkle Medium
Extras: , snowtex, Geesso, ribbon, stick pin,   Stash. 

Wednesday, December 10

Midweek Magnolias #104 Anything Goes

Hello my dears,  I'm here to share another Christmas gift set with you as my DT project for our last challenge of 2014 over at

Midweek Magnolias

This one has the sweet Divine Tilda from Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection. She has been coloured with Flex markers and Derwent soft pencils.  Tilda's dress and bow are glittered with glamour dust so the colour shows through.

I am ahead of the schedule I'd set myself, in fact I've now got far too many gifts baskets, boxes, cards etc.  Never mind!! I can put them to good use next year. lol

I have two pictures below show that the basket has been decorated differently on both sides.

 I've used one of my favourite designer papers - Maja Designs -  I just love the rich colours and wonderful elements that can be used in so many different ways.  These papers are from the 6x6 paper pads Vintage Autumn Basics and Winter Frost Basics.

I will pop a list of the items I've used at the bottom of my post with links where possible.

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


Challenges Entered
Time for Magnolia Challenge: Christmas in non traditional Red and Green.
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  Buttons 
Simply Magnolia:  Vintage 
Noor! Design U.K. Challenge:  Merry Christmas
Frilly & Funky Challenge: A Vintage Holiday
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia:  Christmas 
Fussy and Fancy Challenge:  Happy Holidays
Creative Fingers Challenge: Anything Goes/WinterChocolate, Coffee & Cards:  Use a Charm (my charm is on my picnic basket)
Stampavie & More:  Snowflakes 
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations:  Anything Goes 
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge:  (Pink Team) Vintage Christmas
Passion for Promarkers:   Mega Christmas Bingo - I have a full house


Image: Magnolia Divine from Magnolia-licious Store
Doohickey Dies:  Snowflakes and Poinsettia from the Club Kit Vol 2
Doohickey Christmas Tags from Magnolia-licious Store
Sentiment: Magnolia Winter Wonderland 2013 collection 
Marianne Designs: Xmas word die

Maja Designs Papers - Snowtex  - TH distress ink pad brushed corduroy - Live & Love crafts 

Lace, corduroy buttons, charms, wooden elements - My Stash

Sunday, December 7

Recycled Christmas Gift Set!!

Good morning my dears,  I hope you are all well and having a great weekend. 

I'm here to share my latest altered choccie box ( another one!!) lol I promise I don't buy boxes and boxes of chocolates, my friends and their friends save them for me.  

I've had lots of empty boxes in my cupboard since January and I know I will get at least the same amount again this coming January.   I so love recycling and making pretty things 
out of other peoples rubbish.  

Here is the empty box, all I had to do was reline the inside and stay with pale natural coffee colours for the outside. 

My papers are from My Minds Eye 12x12 Lost and Found 2. I don't have many left and I think they are now discontinued so I can't give you a link for them.  I will pop a list of ingredients used at the bottom of my post with links where possible.

Well my dears, that's it from me for now!  thank you for popping in to visit, I hope you come back to see me soon.


Challenges Entered:

Simply Magnolia:  Vintage 
Noor! Design U.K. Challenge:  Merry Christmas 
A Creative Romance:  Anything Goes 
Live & Love Crafts:  With Love is the theme and this is going to someone I love to the moon and back!!! Not giving her name just in case she sees this. lol 
Artist Trading Post Challenge: Recycle for Christmas.
Divas by Design:  Festive
Dies R Us Challenge:  Winter Wonderland
We Do Doobadoo:  Get Festive 
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge:  Happy Holidays
Craft Hoarders Anonymous:  Celebrate the Season.
Papers, lace and berries are all hoarded items some for more years than I care to disclose. lol 

Designer Paper: My Minds Eye: 12x12 Lost and Found two collection
Magnolia-licious Store:  Image: Magnolia's Divine Tilda Magnolia Chocolate stamp from With Love 2013 collection. 
Dies Used:  Poinsettia, Mistletoe leaves are from the Club Kit Vol 2, leaf and swirls die,  from Magnolia-licious 
Medium: ShinHanart brush markers and Derwent Soft pencils for shading 
Live & Love Crafts:  Berries, apple, pearl string, snowtex, 

Other items used:
Lace, hessian webbed trim, flat back pearls, large pearl beads, small Carla Craft tag punch, bakers twine, WRMK envelope punch board to make the Bows. 

Wednesday, December 3

Midweek Magnolia #103 Two or more Magnolia Stamps Midway Reminder

 A very good morning to you all,  I'm here to remind you that there is still time to join us over at 

Our current challenge theme is Two or more Magnolia Stamps!

 My stamps are Divine Tilda from the current Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection and the smaller stamp from the rose scent package gift set ( I cannot remember which collection this stamp is from) another senior moment!!! lol

Anyway Tilda and gifts have been coloured with ShinHan Art pens and Derwent pencils.  I've also glittered Tilda's dress just because it's Christmas!!  Wohoooo (won't be long now) 

Do please pop over and join us where you could be the random winner of Magnolia Sweden's mystery gift package, but only if you follow the simple rules set on the sidebar. 

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

In the meantime, thank you for popping in to visit, I hope you will come back and see me soon.

Hugzees everyone!

Challenges Entered:

The Ribbon Girl:  Christmas 
Craft Hoarders Anonymous #21:  Celebrate the Season - my 
hoarded stash is paper from 2011 glittered spray stem from 2012
Papertake Weekly:  Anything Goes -  option make a gift or decoration. 
ABC Challenge:  Y is for Yuletide.
Magnolia Mania:  Anything Goes 
Without Words Challenge:  Christmas - Modern Look 


DP:  Dovecraft 12 x 12 glittered Let it Snow 2011 collection
Image: Magnolia Stamps Divine Tilda and Rose Scent package set  Magnolia-licious Store
Sentiments stamps: Marianne Designs
Woodware: Large tag punch
Medium: ShinHan Art pens & Derwent soft pencils from Jackson Art Supplies  
Dies Used:  Doohickey Club kit vol. 2 Snowflake
Spellbinders: Shapeabilities Medallion 3 and Medallion 2
38mm white/silver glitter organza ribbon ( I cut it in half) to make it 19cm for this project) 

Tuesday, December 2

Magnolia-licious Challenge - Dt - Anything Goes

Good morning my dears, Oh my goodness we are now in December!!!  with only 23 days left until Christmas.  I'm super excited!!! love this time of the year so very much.  I'm here with my DT creation for our ongoing challenge over at 

Our theme is Anything Goes 

My dear sweet Girlfriend celebrates her Birthday on 25th Dec. I know!!!  it's either fabulous (double gifts) or it's a disaster as everyone gives you 1 gift to cover both events.!!!  

Every year I make her a little something special and this year is no exception.  Here we have an altered choccie box that will hold  her Birthday gift and a cute matching card.  

I used the lovely Divine Tilda from the Waiting for Christmas collection 2014 from Magnolia- licious store and coloured her with Copics and Derwent soft pencils.  

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

In the meantime I wish you all a wonderful crafty day and week.


Challenges Entered:

The Ribbon Girl Magnolia only Challenge: Christmas
Time for Magnolia Challenge: Use your favourite stamp. I think this is my favourite (Divine) from the Waiting for Winter 2014 collection. 
A Little Bit Crafty Challenge:  Anything goes but not Christmas 
Magnolia Forever Challenge:  Birthday and there is a DT call too.
A Creative Romance: Something Old, My papers are from Bo Bunny 12x12 Prairie Chic, last years collection. My empty choc box is old too. 
Southern Girl Challenge:  Celebration of their 100th Challenge. Congrats ladies, here's to another 100. 


DP:  Bo Bunny, Prairie Chic 12 x 12
Image:  Magnolia Divine Tilda from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection available at Magnolia-licious Store 
Medium:  Copics & Derwent soft pencils
Dies: Spellbinders Opulent Ovals (medium)
Other flowers:  Prima spray flowers & Prima Butterfly 
The flower on top of the lid is handmade using various pieces of lace and linen. 

Wednesday, November 26

My first Tussie Mussie

Hello my dears,  I've been working on this project for a few days now, but I've been waiting for a few items to finish it off and they came today.  

I'd better tell you that this post is a bit photo heavy.  I can't think of any other way to show you the different angles and size of my first ever (definitely not the last) Tussie Mussie

From This 

To This 

This is quite a large Tussie Mussie as you can see by the 12" ruler
A multitude of embellishments, dies, bling, lace, fran-tage, stampin etc etc has been used to decorate it.  I'm not going to go into every tiny bit used !! we would be here all day!  lol  I'll pop a list of items used at the bottom of my post for you.

I'm going to be filling this with lots of little Christmas surprises for the recipient. She can then hang it up as a Christmas decoration if she wants

If you want to have a go at making one of these then just scoot over to Youtube and type in Tussie Mussie tutorial.  there are tons. I took my lead from Roseanne on how to create the basic shape.

I hope you enjoyed visiting and the many pictures didn't take up too much of your time.  I promise not to take so many the next time.

In the meantime I wish you all wonderful crafty day


Challenges Entered:

Marvelous Magnolias:  Anything Goes Christmas 
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Shabby Chic 
Craft Room Challenge:  Christmas Decoration
Timbro scrap Mania:  Christmas is coming 
Without Words: Preparing for Christmas 
Stamping Sensations:  Simply Christmas 

Items Used:

Image: Magnolia Mini Tilda with Christmas Candle from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection. Coloured with ShinHanart markers and Derwent pencils. 
Magnolia Doohickey Feather Die and Wings Die

Resin Cameo frame - I heat embossed it with vintage white frantage
Faux 6 row Diamante trim - I cut it into 1 single strip to go round the tussie mussie and 2 strips for the top outside and inside edge.

Other items: No links
Designer Papers are 12 x 12  Tim Holtz Crowded Attic
Large organza flower - made by me
linen flower with trim - made by me
Air dry clay roses and flowers - made by me using moulds and Martha Stewart air dry clay

Lots of snowtex, glamour dust, Gesso and distress ink pad for staining.

Midweek Magnolia DT #103 Two Magnolia Stamps

Good morning my dears, Well it's time for another fabulous challenge over at 

Midweek Magnolias

This fortnight we would love to see you use 

2 Magnolia Images 

As you can see from my card I've used It's Cold outside 
Tilda from the Waiting For Christmas 2014 collection and the cute show the way baby Rudolph from the Winter Wonderland 2013 collection. Both have been coloured with flex markers and Derwent soft pencils for shading. 

My papers are a mix of Karrs and Tim Holtz Shabby Vintage. I've used my spellbinder Shapeabilities Victorian Medallion 3 in the back of Tilda.  My poinsettias are from the Doohickey vol 2 club kit  die pack.  Baby it's cold outside is from Whimsy and the small circular Dec 25th is a lili of the valley stamp. My bow is made on the WRMK envelope punch board. 

Our sponsor is as always the very generous

Magnolia Sweden 

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Do please take some time to pop over and take a look at the fabulous creations the very talented DT have made to enthuse and motivate you to join us.

Wishing you all a wonderful crafty day.


Challenges Entered:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  Snow 
My Creative Moments:  Anything Christmas or Winter
Ooh La La Challenge:  Christmas
Paradise of Magnolia #2:  Anything Goes 
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia:  Use a Die cut
That Craft Place:  Anything Goes 

Sunday, November 23

Totally Tilda #109 Christmas in Pink + Tilda

Good morning my dears,  I'm here to share my DT card for our new challenge over at 

for the next fortnight we would love to see your 

"Christmas in Pink with Tilda"

I've used Twinkle Star Tilda from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection she has been coloured using Copics and Derwent pencils for shading. I've also used the cute small snowflake stamp from the same collection.  My papers are years old so not even sure who the maker was.  The tree and snowflakes are from the Doohickey Vol 2 club kit and the tags are Doohickey vintage tags 

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, do please scoot over to the Totally Tilda blog and take a peek at the fabulous creations the other sweet Tildarette's have made.

 Bunny-Zoe crafts is sponsoring this challenge
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So our prize is from Bunny-Zoe 
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Wishing you all a wonderful day and week ahead.


Challenges Entered:

Emerald Faeries:  Christmas Non Traditional Colours.
Creative Shopping Challenge:  Christmas Tree
Marvelous Magnolia:  Anything Goes Christmas 
Simply Magnolia:  Layers 
Magnolia Mania:   Include a Christmas Tree
A Creative Romance: Use something Old, my papers are at least 2 years old, they might be either MME or Echo Park. ?? my webbed ribbon is years old too.