Wednesday, August 31

Crafter's Companion Inspirer DT - Autumn Wreath and Tutorial!!

Good morning my dears,  I'm here to share my autumn 
wreath wall hanging and tutorial with you today for

Crafter's Companion

You will find all the instructions on how to make this
over on the Crafter's Companion Blog HERE 
I will add it to my tutorial tab at the top of my blog.

This was made using the fabulous Free stamps,
dies and embossing folder from Crafter's Inspiration 
Magazine issue #11Autumn edition. 
 I have so loved using these amazing elements. 
I love autumnal colours, they are so rich and earthy.

Thank you for popping in to visit. I hope you have a 
fabulous day ahead.

Hugs Suzi 

Midweek Magnolias DT - #146 Anything Goes

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

For the next fortnight we have the theme of 

"Anything Goes" 
with a Magnolia Image 

For my card I've used one of my older Magnolia Tilda's 
and she is  just as lovely as if she were created yesterday!!!

Tilda has been coloured using Sprectrum Noir 
pens and pencils. My papers are from
12 x 12 Eden's Garden designed for Magiczna kartka

Our sponsor is as always the very generous

Our random winner will receive a lovely surprise package.

Our Sponsor

 Thank you so much for popping in to visit.  I hope you
all have a wonderful day ahead.


Challenges Entered:

City Crafter Challenge:  Birthday Wishes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Hip to be Square 
Everybody Art Challenge:  Butterflies
Inky Chicks Challenge: Lots of Butterflies 
Paradise of Stamps #46:  Anything Goes 


Image: Magnolia Tilda
DP: Eden's Garden from 
Skin: TN2, 1, FS2 Pencils for shading 85, 95, 26
Hair: Pencils, 120 119
Hairband and Trousers: TB2 Pencils 73
Blouse: IB1, pencil Verdigris
Shoes: LY1 pencils 15
Flowers and leaves. DG2 DG1, CR5 pencil 30

Tuesday, August 30

Magnolia-licious DT - Last Challenge !!! Anything Goes

Good morning my dears,  This post is very bittersweet 
today as it's the last challenge with the lovely Diana Crick over at 

Diana is taking full time retirement at the sweet age of 70 years young,
 so it's well deserved and earned after a lifetime of work and 
dedication to the craft industry.  You are an amazing woman
Diana and I wish you and Roy a very Happy Retirement 
with lots of adventures, fun and laughter together.

Anyways back to our challenge before the tears drown 
my keyboard .  The theme is 

Anything Goes

This sweet card is not in the hands of my dear friend
Kirsty-Anne Duckworth who celebrated her Birthday

  I chose to ink up a couple  of stamps. Sweet Tilda bringing flowers is from
 the new 2016 Seaside collection and the cute fence stamp is years old
 in fact I think it was one of the first background stamps I ever bought.  

Both have been coloured using my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils, I will add the list of
ingredients at the bottom of my page with links where possible. Papers are Maja Design
Vintage Summer Basics. 

Diana will be sending our random winner a voucher to spend in store.

Wishing you all a wonderful day and I look forward to seeing your
beautiful creations in this our last challenge.


Challenges Entered:

Live and Love Crafts: Happy Birthday/Anniversary Celebrating their 50th Challenge. 
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Anything Goes 
The Sketchy Challenges:  Anything Goes 
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia:  Use a Die Cut
Allsorts Challenge: Use at least 2 dies. 

Products Used:

Mediums: Spectrum Noir Pens Skin TN1 TN2 FS1 Pencils for shading 096 093 026
Hat and Sun suit: IB1 Pencils Verdigris & Night Sky
Flowers PP3 PP1 DG2  Cumber band: PP1 Pencils 031
Flowers have had Sparkle pen clear added when ink is dry. 
Fence: TN2 pencil Timerwood for shading
Papers: Maja designs Summer Vintage basics 6x6 
Dies: hot air balloon (free with magazine)  With Love  Xcut die
Flowers: Petaloo, Prima and hand made using papers  

Wednesday, August 24

Crafter's Companion Inspirer DT - Pamper Yourself!!!

Good morning my dears,  I have another sweet DT
card to share with you today for 

I used the Scruffy Little Cat CD-rom and coloured this sweet
image with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils.  The papers are
from the Free CD from Crafters Inspiration magazine
issue #10 Summer they came from the Sugar and Spice
paper section on the CD. 

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

In the meantime thank you so much for popping in to visit
I hope you have a wonderful day.


Challenges Entered:

Through the craft room door:  Anything Goes
Cards in Envy:  Hip to be Square
Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge:  Work, rest or play. Must be cute!
Ooh La La challenge:  3 embellishments

Products used:

Spectrum Noir Pens:    TN1 FS1 CR3 TN3 TN5 TB4 TB2 IG3 IG1 PP3 PP1 PL1 LV1 
Spectrum Noir Pencils  4, 9, 26, 67, 89, 117 

Sunday, August 21

Crafter's Companion Inspirers DT - Celebrate with Elegance !!

Hello my dears,  I hope you are all well and having
a lovely weekend.  I'm here with a very simple 
 card for you today.  I love Black and White
creations, they are always so sophisticated and 

This is an A5 card which could be used for any
occasion - Birthday - Wedding - Anniversary!!!

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

In the meantime thank you for popping in to visit and
I wish you all a lovely Sunday.


Challenges Entered:

My Time to Craft:  Embossing heat or dry 
Quick Quotes Challenge:  Create a Flower

Products Used:

Saturday, August 20

Christmas Magic!!!

Hello my dears,  I'm here today sharing my latest 
card with you using  products from 

I decided to get some Christmas cards made to put away
so that I won't be rushed come December.  I will probably
still be making them at the last minute, but I wanted 
the special ones for family and close friends done and
dusted so to speak.

I have used Studio75 white card blanks adding lots of 
layers of this stunning Studio75 Magic Time 12 x 12 papers

I will pop a list of products used along with links at the bottom
of my post for you.

In the meantime I hope you are having a wonderful
weekend and the sun is shining wherever you are.


Challenges Entered

Dragons Lair Designs:  Christmas in August 
CRAFT Challenge:  Christmas 
The Sketchy Challenge:  Anything Goes 

Products used:

Wednesday, August 17

Midweek Magnolias DT #145 Anything but a Card

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

Midweek Magnolias

for the next couple of weeks we would like to see 

"Anything but a Card"

My project started out looking like this but with a little magic it's transformed!!

I masked off the chalkboard and painted the bright green with
heavy duty Gesso then added texture paste to give it a bit
more dimension.  I found some chipboard elements in 
my scrap booking box.

Sweet Sunbathing Tilda is from the 
2016 Seaside collection and has been coloured using
Spectrum Noir pens and pencils.

It was fun to do and it's going into a box for my 
Grandaughter Lily Rose when she is a little older.  
Think I'll need a shipping container to keep
 all the bits I'm making for her. lol 

Our Sponsor is as always the very generous 

Magnolia Sweden 

Our Sponsor

Who will be sending our Random winner who follows the rules 
a lovely Mystery Prize. 

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope I have inspired you a little and
I'm so looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.


Challenges Entered:

Simply Magnolia: CAS or Fully Loaded. 
Magnolia Forever:   Vacation

Products Used:

Image:  Sunbathing Tilda - Magnolia Seaside collection 2016
Skin FS1 TN2 TN1 / Pencils Timberwood - 093 - 023 - 025
Hair: EB1 Pencils Havana - 095
Bow&Dress: IB1 Pencils Verdigres & Night Sky
Stool: EB2 - EB1 Pencil Havana
Water IB1
Outline LY1

Monday, August 15

Crafter's Companion Inspirers DT - Merry Christmas with a twist!!

A very good morning my dears,  I'm here to share my
latest card as part of the Inspirers DT for

I said in my title that my Christmas card had a twist to it
and it certainly has as I've used the Free gifts of stamps, dies and 
embossing folder from Crafter's Inspiration Magazine
Issue #11 Autumn to make my card and I'm really pleased with
the result.

I stamped and embossed just one of the autumn leaves in
 silver, red, gold and green then die cut them out. The embossing folder was
used on a strip of black card just under the ribbon to
 give a little more texture. I used my gold gilding wax on a soft
cloth in small patches on the Sentiment.

The sentiment is Sara Signature Traditional die Merry Christmas.

I will pop a list of ingredients used at the bottom of my post for you.

Thank you for popping in to visit, wishing you all a fabulous day and week ahead


Challenges Entered:

Christmas Card Challenge #36:  Christmas card
Dragons Lair Designs Challenge: Christmas in August.
Winter Wonderland: Show us your Gold/Silver or Embossed backgrounds.
Fab n Funky:  Christmas  

Products Used:

Extras used:
Gold gilding wax
Embossing powders.

Saturday, August 13

Crafter's Companion Inspirers DT - Handbag notebook!!

Good morning my dears,  I'm here to share a project
with you today for

This cute handbag size mini album/notebook was made
using the gorgeous Bo Bunny Beautiful Dreamer 
collection pack along with some of the Bo Bunny Layered 
chipboard  and the Noteworthy packs.

I added corner pockets to each page for tags, a sweet notebook
so I can keep notes, I even found a pen that matches the colours
in this gorgeous paper.

In the meantime I wish you all a wonderful weekend.


Products Used:

Extras Used from stash.
organza ribbon
Silver stretch cord
tag die

Thursday, August 11

Scrap & Craft Inspiration DT Challenge #1 Recipe !!!

Good morning my dears and welcome to our
first challenge here at

Scrap & Craft Inspiration

I am thrilled that the new owner has decided to bring back
the challenges for our lovely followers.

Our theme for this challenge which will run until the
31st August 2016 is !!!!


This 12 x 12 page layout  has been on my to do list
for quite a while so this was the perfect opportunity
for me to get myself in gear and get on with it.

The picture in the layout is my dear Father and Mother
 on their Wedding Day.  I have the shadow box frame to
house it so it will hang on the wall beautifully. 

I will as always pop a list of ingredients used from the store
at the bottom of my post for you.  

Our Sponsor is the lovely Anita (owner) of

The prize our very lucky Random winner will be receiving is

3 wonderful paper collections.

Alice's Dream - Secret Garden - Lavender Morning

 Studio75 - Alice's Dreams - 12x12" Paper Pack   Studio75 - Secret Garden - 12x12" Paper PackStudio75 - Lavender Morning - 12x12" Paper Pack

Wow!! what a fabulous prize these are.  Just imagine
the projects you would be able to create with these
beautiful papers. 

I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful 
creations.  In the meantime have a fabulous day.


Tuesday, August 9

Magnolia-licious DT Summer Blog Hop

Good Morning my dears, It's time for our 3rd 

Design Team Blog Hop for 2016 over at


Our theme for this Blog Hop is


If you have come here from the lovely 

Karen S

then you are on the right track but if not then please do return to the

  where you will find the list to follow.  We wouldn't want
 you missing out on the Design Team's stunning creations.

I decorated a large paper mach suitcase I had in my stash and made
 a smaller one from white card stock to hold Tilda's bits n bobs 
because this sweet Tilda with sign from the We Did It 2016 collection
 is off on her holiday's and she is coming to 
Bonny Scotland!!! to stay with me!! 

You will find Tilda and all her friends over at 

Remember to look for the hidden Beach Balls  in every DT post, some have more than one and you can find mine hidden somewhere in my picture above!!

If you are participating in our Hop and want the chance to be included in the Prize Draws then you need to 

   1. Like us on our Magnolia-licious Facebook Page HERE

2. Leave a comment on each DT's post during the Hop

3. At the end of your Hop return to the Magnolia-licious
Challenge blog and leave a comment.
There are 2 ways to win

  •  Count the hidden Beachballs which you will find in the main  picture on each DT post add them up and email your total to
  •  Participate by entering a Project (not a card) following the Blog Hop                                      theme of  "Summer" 
Both winner will receive a $20.00 shopping dollar certificate

Now for your next stop, HOP over to the super talented


To see what delights she has to share with you.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit and Hop with us,  Enjoy the rest of your Hopping!!!!


Challenges Entered

Penny Black and More: Anything Goes with a Stamp
Classic Design Team Open Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Marvelous Magnlia: Holiday 
Simply Magnolia:  CAS or Fully Loaded ( I've gone CAS)
Magnolia Forever:  Vacation
Crafting Musketeers: Anything but a Card 
Stamps & Fun = Creativity:  Holiday/Travelling/Summer 

Monday, August 8

Crafter's Companion DT - Thank you card!!!

Hello again my dears,  I'm here to share another creation
with you for 

I love these fabulous  Autumn colours and texture 
I have popped the list of ingredient used at the 
bottom of my post for you to make is 
easier for you to go shopping.

Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead.


Alice/Time/Tea Tag!!

Good morning my dears,  I'm here to share my mixed media tag with you today

This was made for a swap over on Facebook with the theme being Alice/Time/Clock/

As soon as they announced the theme I knew I had just the papers and little extras
to fulfil the brief.  

I started off with an old piece of corrugated card from a cardboard box, stripped the 1st
layer off to leave the corrugated part exposed and added some gesso paint and distress
ink, using my TH distress tool around the edges of the tag.

Once that was done it was just a case of choosing the right papers and fussy cutting, distressing 
and adding the odd n sods from my stash in the right places.  Hey Presto!!!
this is the end result. 

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I do hope you enjoyed your stay
and you'll come back to see me soon.


Challenges Entered:

Altered Eclectics: Anything Goes Mixed Media (No Cards or ATC's) 
Rhedd's Creative Spirit:  Anything Goes Mixed Media 
We Love to Create: Anything Mixed Media
Creative Corner Challenge: Anything but a card  

Saturday, August 6

Crafter's Companion Inspirers DT - Just For You!!!

Hello my dears,  I'm here to share my latest creation
with you as part of the Inspirers DT for

Crafter's Companion

This is a 6x6 card using the cute Frou Frou Martini girl
stamp, coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens and blendable pencils.   The papers are from the Frou Frou CD-rom

I will pop a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post
with links where possible.  In the meantime I hope
you are having a lovely weekend.


Challenges Entered:

Crafting with Attitude: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge:  Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge:  Anything Goes with Ribbons
Crafty Gals Corner: Birthday Celebrations.

Products Used:

Die'sire Chantilly Lace stamping frame.
Spectrum Noir Pens: TN1 TN2 FS2 DR5 DR3 DR1 PL3 PL1 PP5 DG3 BT1 CT1 LY1 IG6 IG4
Spectrum Noir Pencils: 009, 058, 089, 091, 119, 120,

Extra's Used:  Vintage seam binding, brads, pearls, small flower punch.