Sunday, 28 August 2016

Ribbon Girl DT - Teapot Album

 Good morning!  I have the front of an album to share with you today using lots of gorgeous goodies from The Ribbon Girl.  As soon as I saw these gorgeous papers from Crafts & You's Rose Garden paper pad I knew I wanted to use them to cover this album.  I've had it years but hadn't found the papers I had in mind until now.
 All of the gorgeous flowers peeping out from under the teapot lid are from The Ribbon Girl except the hydrangeas which are by Prima.
 The gorgeous lace and cameo frame are also from The Ribbon Girl.  I painted the cameo frame with white paint and distressed it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The cameo itself is from my stash.
 I have tied several ribbons and laces from The Ribbon Girl to the ring clip, and added a bronze key charm from The Ribbon Girl too.
 I have added tiny stamens to some of the hydrangeas.

 I will show you in a future post how the teapot lid lifts off and the inside of the album.
 I've also added some hydrangeas to other parts of the album that are visible from the front.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Magnolia-licious DT - Anything Goes

 Good morning!  It is time for another challenge at Magnolia-licious and for me and the rest of the team it is a sad one.  It is our last ever challenge: sniff, sniff.  You may have already seen that Diana is beginning her very well earned retirement and closing the Magnolia-licious store.  The good news for you, of course, is that there are lots of bargains to be had in the closing down sale!  Our final challenge is an 'Anything Goes' challenge and I have inked up one of the new Seaside Collection, Sunbathe Tilda.
 As always I have coloured her with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I've added a touch of Stickles to the water ripples and splashes.  I've also added dots to her outfit with a white gel pen.
 The cute flip flop die from one of last year's Doohickey kits was perfect to embellish this beach themed card.  I've added some little gems to the toe post and a twine bow above.
 The flowers are from The Ribbon Girl and so is the snippet of lace peeping out from underneath the image mat.  
 I've used the castle Doohickey from the latest Doohickey Kit to make a sandcastle.
 The postmark stamp is also from Magnolia.
 I've added some punched butterflies using a Martha Stewart punch.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us for our final Magnolia-licious Challenge.  Pop over to the blog to see the gorgeous cards from the rest of my friends.  


As always, Diana is sponsoring the challenge with a fabulous prize from the Magnolia-licious store.

Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Magnolia Anniversary Card

 Good morning!  I have a sweet and simple card to share today that I made for my brother's wedding anniversary recently.  
 The main focus of the card is the sentiment which is a Tim Holtz stamp.  I covered the lettering with Stickles.
 The stamps are from the You Made It collection.  I've painted them using the no lines technique with Distress Inks.  I added touches of Stickles to the sequins on the bottom of Tilda's dress.
 I also added some Stickles to Edwin's bow tie.
 The tulle and the diamante heart are both from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Friday, 19 August 2016

BB8 Birthday Card

Good morning!  I have another card to share today that I made for my son's birthday.  We're big Star Wars fans in our house and this year's birthday cake for him was BB8 so I made a card to match.
 After cutting out circles from white, orange and silver cardstock I cut out various shapes from them to create all of the markings on BB8.  The black details were drawn on with a fine tipped pen.
BB8's head is a half circle with details either glued on or drawn.  BB8's large sensor/lens/eye is a large flat backed pearl that I coloured black with a permanent marker.  The small one is a black brad.
 The sentiment is a Tim Holtz stamp and the little stars are off cuts from a Doohickey die. 
I drew markings similar to BB8's onto the sentiment circle and the numbers are Webster's Pages stickers.
 When you open the card there are matching elements creating a space for writing.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Magnolia-icioius DT - Mini Wednesday Post

 Good morning!  It is time for me to share another Wednesday creation on the Magnolia-licious blog using a Magnolia Mini World stamp.  I love this mini version of Edwin's Oldsmobile, I've already used it lots for male cards.
 As always I have painted it with Distress Inks and added Glossy Accents to the lights and windows.  I added lots of doodling around the edges of the image with a fine black pen.
 I also doodled around the edges of the left hand corner to match.  Apart from that, the card is simply matted on foam pads to some blue cardstock and then the white base.  
 The sentiment is also doodled by me.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to use Mini Magnolia World stamps.  Pop over to the Magnolila-licious blog to see more creations using mini stamps.  Also check out the Mini  World section in the Magnolia-licious store - there's loads to chose from and they're great for quick cards and tags!  Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Plants vs Zombies Birthday Card

 Good morning!  Something a little different from my normal style of card to share today.  I made this  easel card for my son's birthday in the form of a character from one of his favourite PS4 games.  
 I made Pea Shooter's head using oval and circle dies and a Doohickey leaf die.
 I cut the stalk freehand and the leaves and vines are also Doohickey dies.
 The leaves that act as Pea Shooter's feet are actually the Doohickey heart tag which I have then curled round and glued the two rounded ends of the heart together.
 The sentiment is a Tim Holtz stamp.  I cut out two circles of cardstock to represent peas for Pea Shooter to shoot.
 To cover the join between the two 'feet' I used the Rose Leaf Doohickey die.
You can see the definition of the feet better in the photo above
 I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Magnolia-licious DT - Summer Blog Hop!


Good morning and welcome to the fabulous Magnolia-licious Summer Blog Hop!  If you have joined me from the super talented JULIE'S blog then you're on the right track.  If not, and you want to start the blog from the beginning, hop back to the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog.

I have made some refreshing ice cream party treats for my son's birthday party.

 All of the ice cream is ribbon of course.

 Each ice cream has a different name tag with a Mini Magnolia image on it.  I have painted the images with Distress Inks.

 The tags were cut with a Doohickey tag die.

I have mounted all of the tags onto card to match the colour of the ice cream. 

Also attached to each tag are two strawberries made using the strawberry Doohickey die.   Inside each one there are two chocolate eggs.

 The strawberries are made from a variety of red patterned papers.

 The tags and strawberries are attached to the ice cream cones with ribbons that match the colour of the ice cream.

 The flakes are made from brown cardstock.

I have scored all of the ice cream cones to look like the real thing.

The tops of the ice cream cones lift up on ribbon hinges to reveal the sweets inside.

The underside of each ice cream has matching cardstock.

 I hope you like my no melt ice creams!  

Now for your next stop, HOP over to the super talented… NORMA to see what she has to share with you. For all blog hops you must include the following requirements in your post:

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

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       as well for a chance to win a prize. 

There are two ways to win.

 • Count the hidden Beach Balls
• Participants enter a project following the Hop theme and leaving a comment on all of the DT posts and Challenge Blog to be eligible for the random prize.