Sunday, August 31

Altered circular gift box with picture tutorial

Hello my dears,  I have an altered box to share with you today,  I told you a few days ago that I was having a tidy up of my 12 x 12 DP stash and I found a multitude of either 1 or 2 sheets of  beautiful Prima, Graphic45, Webster's pages, MME, Glitz etc etc.  I usually buy the 12x12 pad or kit and always have a few sheets spare after I've finished either scrap booking or making my mini albums.  

So I thought I'd put these sheets to good use.  I've got a cupboard full of boxes, bags, frames etc waiting to be altered, I've now managed to make a small dent in my pile of alterable products. lol.  I bought these 3 stacking circular boxes last year so this is the first of them.

My papers are from Prima, their Almanac collection, sadly it's discontinued, but it was one of my all time favourites of Prima.

I used Heartfelt Creations Vintage Morning background stamp and cut this out using the matching Vintage morning die from spellbinders.  The leaves are also a spellbinders die Foliage.

I'm really pleased how it's transformed from the picture below to what it has become.  Can't wait now to get the other two completed.  They are half way there.  So maybe by tomorrow.!!!! 

Wishing you all a fabulous Sunday.


Totally Tilda DT - Glitter/Gems/Pearls

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

Totally Tilda

This fortnights theme is Glitter/Gems/Pearls you must have all 3 items on your creation and of course sweet Tilda. My pearls are on the butterfly's, my Gems are the brads in my flowers and I've glittered the petals.  

This trio of sweet Tilda's are all from the Pink Lemonade Collection - Tilda with Rose lace dress - Tilda with lace pants and Buzz Tilda 

They have been coloured using copics and Derwent soft pencils for shading. I will pop a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post for you with links where possible. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Zoe from Bunny Zoe's Crafts 

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Do please pop over and take a peek at the fabulous designs my sweet friends the Tildarette's have created to enthuse and inspire you.  I'm looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations over the coming 2 weeks.


Challenges Entered:

Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  Your favourite stamp, sorry girls I couldn't choose just one,  I love every stamp that comes out but the Pink Lemonade collection is my favourite one. That's until the next collection comes out. lol 
Simply Magnolia Challenge: Holiday/travels -  I loved going for picnics with my Grandchildren while they were on School Holidays.
Time for Magnolia Challenge:  It's still  Summer
Creative Corner Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Copics Marker Europe Challenge: Anything Goes with Copics 
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes 
Marvelous Magnolias:  Anything Goes 

Friday, August 29

A trio of gifts for a sweet girl !!!

Good morning my dears,  I hope you are all looking forward to your weekend,  I am off to our crop meeting at Cumbernauld to catch up with my lovely crafty buddies.  I haven't seen them since May!!!!  and that's far too long,  anyway's I digress.

I was having a clear out and tidy up in my craft room and came across a few Prima 12 x 12 papers and flowers from the Sun Kissed "Kindred Spirit" collection, and needing a gift for a very sweet girl who has helped me immensely in choosing my new car (picking it up next week)

I only had 1 and a half sheets so I used them to make the card and the flowers box.  the Maltesers box cover was 1 sheet of Glitz paper given to me at my last crop from my lovely friend Lynne Brown.

I'm not going to go into too many details as the trio I think speaks for itself. But I have to give credit to the lovely Sam Pootles for her fabulous punch board tutorial for the maltesers box. I made a slight adaptation to it by making a belly band for the closure instead of Sams ribbon.

I've used TH brushed corduroy distress ink - Cheery Lynne large flourish die - Marianne Design leaves - Magnolia Sentiment Especially for you and Thank you sentiment from my stash. Martha Steward five leaf flower punch and butterfly punch.

That's it from me for now my lovely's, wishing you all a fabulous weekend. 


Challenges Entered:

Aud Sentiments Challenge: Any sentiment apart from Happy Birthday
Crafty Girls Challenge: Anything Goes 
Crafty Creations Challenge:  Dig deep and use something old from your stash. My papers and flowers are 2 years old.
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Something Sweet

Tuesday, August 26

Magnolia-licious DT Frilly - Lacey - Feminine

Good morning my dears,  It's time for another wonderful challenge over at 


Our theme is "Frilly - Lacy - Feminine" my favourite type of card to make.  I've used Sweet Tilda with Rose Basket from the Pink Lemonade collection which is available over at Magnolia-licious store HERE

She has been coloured using ShinHan brush markers and Derwent soft pencils with sansodor oil.  My papers are Maya Designs Vintage Summer Basics.  I've also used the papers to cover my chipboard heart and button.  The tiny hearts are from the centre of the banner and I used Glamour dust on them.

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

Do please pop over to Magnolia-licious and take a peek at the fabulous makes the very talented DT have made just for you.

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In the meantime I wish you all a wonderful day ahead.

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creation over the next couple of weeks.


Challenges Entered:

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge: Pink, flowers, lace
Marvelous Magnolias:  Anything Goes 
Divas by Design challenge:  Pearls
Magnolia Forever:  Bling 
Inky Impressions challenge: Anything Goes 
Creative Corner challenge : Girly 
Paper Creator's Crafts Challenge:  Bows, Bling, Blooms
Dream Valley Challenge:  Flowers 

Wednesday, August 20

Midweek Magnolias DT #96 Back to School

Good Morning my dears,  It's time for a new challenge over at

This fortnight we would love to see your creations with the theme 

"Back To School"

As you can see I decided to make a corner bookmark using sweet Write a Message Tilda from the Lost & Found collection 2013
and coloured her using copics and derwent soft pencils.

My papers once again are from a very old collection of papermania basics spots and checks which have been in my storage box for at least 2 years.  I'm slowly getting them all used up before I invest in any more papers.  

The little notebook and diploma I made from scraps of paper. The lace and ribbon are from my stash.

Please take the time to pop over and take a peek at the stunning work the fab DT have created for you this week. They are amazing.

Our sponsor as always is the fabulous Magnolia Sweden

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All you need to do is follow the simple rules on our sidebar to be included in the prize draw.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.


Challenges Entered:

Crafty Sentiments:  Back to School Love to Scrap:  Anything Goes 
Lexi's Creations:  Back to School
Hiding in my Craft Room:  Use Ribbon
A Girl who Crafts: Anything Goes 
Meme's Crafts August: Anything Goes  
Craftin Desert Diva's: Back to school