Wednesday, January 29

Magnolia-licious DT "W"ednesday Inspiration

 Good morning everyone,  I'm here with our "W"ednesday inspirational post to showcase the wonderful selection of stamps available over at 

We carry a vast array of our sweet Magnolia stamps but did you know that we also have Whimsy/Wild Rose Studio/Penny Black/Candibean and much more!!!!  we also have an amazing selection of Die's such as Magnolia Doohickey/Memory Box/La la Land/Cheery Lynn/Poppy stamps dies and a lot more.   You will find all these delicious crafty goodies over at 

For my card I've used Whimsy (Sylvia Zet) Wee Suzi (maybe she was called after me!!) lol.   She has been coloured with Copics and Derwent soft pencils.  I have popped a list at the bottom of my post with links where possible for the ingredients used.

Don't forget to leave a comment either on the "W"ednesday Inspirational post and now on our new Monday showcase of Dr MD Mondays which are the initials for the the adorable Mini stamps and DooHickey Dies our lovely Barb and Patti Jo will be showcasing all these adorable products every Monday. You can post a comment on any of the Design team posts to be included in the draw to win a Surprise Package from the lovely Diana.
The more Love you leave the bigger the chance of winning.

That's all from me for today but I'll be back later in the week with more creations.  In the meantime have a wonderful day.


Challenges Entered:

The Hobby House Challenge:  Ribbon
Whimsy Inspirations Challenge:  Something New (my papers, flowers and rose trim)
Crafts and Me Challenge:  Use a Heart
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper:  Anything goes so long as you use patterned papers. 
Feeling Craft Challenge:  Butterflies 
The Ribbon Girl Challenge:  Anything Goes 

Midweek Magnolias DT #81 Winter Blues Midway Reminder

Good morning my dears,  I'm here with my midway post for 

You have until next Tuesday to pop over and join in our 
"Winter Blues" theme.  All we ask is that you use at least 1 Magnolia Stamps and your colour is primarily BLUE.

I've used Tilda with two rosettes from the Special Moments collection 2013 and coloured her using flex markers and derwent soft pencils. All the white card edges have been distressed using Brushed Corduroy distress ink.

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

Don't forget to read the Rules on the side bar over on the Blog as we want every entry to qualify for the mystery package of lovely goodies from Magnolia Sweden


Challenges Entered:

Dutch Magnolia Challenge:  Use a text stamp and or a Postcard Stamp along with Tilda or Edwin.
That Craft Place Challenge: Colour Palette 
Addicted to Stamps Challenge:  Flowers
Marvelous Magnolias Challenge:  Pretty Pearls
Winter Wonderland Challenge:  Butterflies
Clear it out Challenge:  Theme is Singing the Blues, must be predominately Blue.
Passion for Promarker Challenge:  Anything Goes 

Various items used:

Monday, January 27

Glitz n Glamour Altered Paper Bag!!

Hello my dears,  I hope you are all having a great start to your week.  I'm here to share my altered paper bag with you.

I've used sweet Corkscrew Tilda from the Once Upon a Time collection 2013 and as my colour combo is black and gold I decided to glitter Tilda's dress using DecoArt's Gold Glamour Dust and her crown is DecoArt's Crystal.   I've then added a little shabby white Frantage around the edges.

The Princess and crown stamp are from Kaisercraft mini clear stamp range and I've gone over them with my Sakura Tiara glitter pens.  My fabulous doily die is from Tonic and is one of their new dies from CHA.  Pearls have all been coloured with Gold promarkers, ribbon and lace are from my stash.

I've used the sketch from Magnolia Down Under Facebook challenge.

I would also like to enter the Live and Love January Challenge which has the theme of Perfume, here is the perfume bottle that inspired my colours. 

That's about it from me for now, but I'll be back soon with some more creations.  In the meantime do please have a wonderful day/evening where ever you are.


Wednesday, January 22

My gift for the Newly Weds!!!!

Hello my dears,  I wanted to share with you my first "Huge" framed scrapbook layout.

This was my personal gift to my Daughter and new Son-in-Law
I had to wait until I found the right frame to match the colour scheme I had in mind.

I used Prima Almanac papers and some Marianne Design dies to create the corners and fancy middle swag.  

This is the top right hand corner and I made the lovely vintage flower from some lacy fabric I had and the pearls are from an old necklace.  The wee frame has been painted with acrylic paint and then heat embossed using vintage white frantage.  The pearl flourishes are from Prima and came as part of my prize for winning one of the 12 days of Christmas challenge over on FB.

This is the bottom left hand corner where I've used Prima butterfly's flowers and those beautiful crystal flourishes. I've also used Wild Orchid Crafts Roses and air dry clay flowers and heart are from a Martha Stewart silicone mould. The double doily behind the flowers is a Magnolia Doohickey doily die.

The pictures of the happy couple were printed off on canvas paper from my trusty wee printer and I'm really pleased how they turned out.  I tried to tell a story in my layout and I think these 3 photo's are perfect considering they were not the official photographers. These were taken by my DIL Teresa on her I phone.!!!!

and finally This is the frame I eventually chose.  I gave it to them a few days ago and they were delighted with my efforts.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit.  Wishing you all a wonderful day/evening where ever you are.


Midweek Magnolias DT #81 Winter Blues (Main colour combo of Blue)

Hello again my dears,  My second post today is to let you know that a new challenge has begun over at

This fortnight we have a colour scheme of Winter Blues you can create what ever you like but the colour must be predominately Blue

I had such fun masking up this new adorable stamp, she is Moulin Rouge Tilda from the Once Upon A Time collection 2013 - you will find this collection HERE at Magnolia-licious store.  

Tilda has been coloured using Flex and Promarkers and as always I've listed the items used at the bottom of my post just in case you need any new stash.!!! lol

Don't forget to pop over and take a peek  at the amazing creations our wonderful DT have made for you this week and to read the rules on our sidebar so that we can include you in the prize draw for a fabulous Surprise Package from Magnolia Sweden.

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That's it from me for today,  thank you so much for popping in to visit with me, I hope you enjoyed your stay and do come back and see me again soon.


Challenges Entered:

Time for Magnolia Challenge:  Tilda and or Edwin with something on their head or in their hair. The Cutie Pie Challenge:  Cute January Blues
Scribble and Scrap Crafts:  Anything Goes 
Sparkles Forum Monthly Challenge: Show us your new stash (new flowers from I am Roses/new stamp/new Eiffel tower die)
Without Words Challenge:  Spots/and or stripes