Saturday, 21 October 2017

Stempelglede DT - Anniversary Card

Good morning!  I have another card to share with you today using stamps from the new Stempelglede release.  This time I have used stamps from the Have a Beautiful Day stamp set to make an anniversary card for my parents.
 I have used the 'On Your Special Day' sentiment, stamped onto vellum so as not to detract too much from the lace and ribbon.
 I have also used the butterfly stamp.  I have stamped onto coffee filter paper and painted the centres with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
 The second butterfly I have attached to the card folded so that it looks like it is in flight.  The gorgeous heart ribbon I have recycled from some flowers I received.
 I have used the Foamiran lilies on that I shared on my blog a few days ago.  I have used the Whimsy Lily die to make them.
 The wire curls were created with special fabric covered wire from Prima.
 I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  Have a lovely weekend! x

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - Foamiran Lilies

 Good morning!  Today I'd like to share with you some lilies I have made from Foamiran using the Whimsy Shapeology Lily die set.  White lilies are one of my favourite cut flowers to have in the house so the ecru Foamiran was a natural choice for me, but of course you could make lilies in many of the Foamiran colours available!
 I have coloured the anthers with copic markers and added colour and markings to the base of the lily petals with them too.
I hope you like them and thanks for looking!  Check out more Foamiran projects on the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog! x

Monday, 16 October 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - Foamiran Autumn Wreath

Good morning!  I am very excited to share today's Magnolia-licious Foamiran project with you because I have been making it on and off for about a month!  Everything you see on the wreath was made by me - even the wreath itself!  I'm sorry, there are lots of photos because I wanted to capture every detail.
 I'l begin with my favourite flower on the wreath - the hydrangea.  This was created with white, light violet and olive green Foamiran and lilac stamens.  I used a Doohickey from the Vintage Box 1 for the flowers.  Some of the white flowers have been inked with Crushed Olive Distress Ink and the tips of all of them have been inked with Milled Lavender Distress Ink.  Every single flower has been taped and wired so that they could be clustered together to form a hydrangea head.  I love how it turned out!
Next to the hydrangea is a maple leaf that I cut out by hand from light violet Foamiran.  I then inked it with Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.  You can also see some oak leaves and birch leaves that I also cut out freehand.  These were cut from yellow Foamiran and inked with various yellow, orange and brown Distress Inks.  I also added some spots with a black pen to make them look more realistic.
At the opposite side of the hydrangea is my white pumpkin.  This was made by covering foil with ivory Foamiran and sectioning off with some cotton to create the pumpkin markings.  The stalk is brown paper!
Behind the pumpkin you can see another maple leaf.  This one was cut from red Foamiran and again inked with Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.
 Altogether I made four maple leaves - all finished with different inks to get the full colour range of autumn leaves.  This orange one was cut from lemon Foamiran and inked with Tea Die and Spiced Pumpkin Distress Inks.  You can see the black spots in more detail here.
The next flower is a chrysanthemum that I created using circle dies and cutting the petals freehand.  These were all cut from lilac Foamiran and inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink to make the flower look like it is starting to wither and dry.
Next up is my sunflower.  Of course I had to make a sunflower!  I actually had some real sunflowers on my kitchen windowsill when I made this so it was an excellent reference point!  I tried very hard to get the centre to look realistic.  The whole sunflower is made from lemon Foamiran - yes, even the centre!  I inked the petals with Scattered Straw Distress Ink and the centre with Walnut Stain Distress Ink re-inker.  That was an incredibly messy job!
 Above the sunflower is another pumpkin - this time in orange.  I made it in the same why as the white pumpkin but used lemon Foamiran.  I have inked it with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.  The wreath itself I made from honeysuckle branches that I collected from my garden.  I tied them together with jute twine and covered one half with hessian to form a backdrop for the flowers.
You can see another oak leaf in this picture, along with a pine cone made from kraft cardstock using Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone die.
Running along the entire flower section of the wreath is a spray of Callicarpa bodinieri with its luscious purple berries.  I made it with floristry wire, brown florist tape and purple foam flower centres.  It is another favourite part of the wreath as it looks quite realistic! I made one long spray...
 ...and a smaller one to peep out of the bottom of the flowers.  I will leave you with some more snapshots from different angles so that you can see all of the details.

 I hope you like it and I've inspired you to try Foamiran for yourself.  Thanks for looking!  Shawn has a fabulous selection in the Magnolia-licious store! x

All About Magnolias DT - All About Autumn/Halloween - The Witching Hour

 Good morning!  Today I'm sharing my midway reminder card for All About Magnolia Challenge where this month we have a theme of 'All About Autumn/Halloween'.  As you can see I've gone for the Halloween option.

Yes, it's the witching hour and Tilda is dressed as a devil!  I've used mini Devil Tilda and painted her with Distress Inks.  I've also used a white gel pen for the dots on her cheeks and eyes.  I have cut her out and popped her onto the Weathered Clock die cut from Tim Holtz.  

The background was stamped with moon stamp from The Winner Takes it All collection.  I stamped it with grey ink so that it looked distant and inked around the edge with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.  It's difficult to see now that I have covered the sky with the clock face, but to give the sky a spooky look I had a cloud die cut that I kept moving to give cloud shapes with the distress ink.

I have also used the streetlamp Doohickey from the Paris Nights Doohickey set...

...and the cat from the same set!

 I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at All About Magnolia Challenge.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking! x


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Stempelglede DT - Christmas Rose Stamp Set

 Good morning!  I am so excited to share with you a card made with one of the stamps from the new Christmas Rose Stamp Set from Stempelglede!  Once again Gunhild has created the most beautiful stamps - I love them all!  For today's card I have used three stamps from the set.
 The stunning deer stamp has to be my favourite from the set.  I have used the no lines technique to paint it with Distress Inks.  I can just imagine myself knee deep in snow looking at this image!  I also used a white gel pen to add the white markings on the baby deer.  I have used a Wink of Stella pen to add some subtle sparkle to the snow on the trees and ground too.
 Some frosted pine cones and a jingle bell tied with twine are sufficient embellishments so as not to detract from the scene I think.
 I have famed the image with different snowflake die cuts made with Magnolia Doohickey dies.  The snowflake swirl stamp around the edges of the paper and images is another stamp from the set.
 I have added a gem to the centre of each snowflake for some extra Christmas sparkle.
 To give the illusion of a clearing in the forest I used an Impression Obsession Birch Trees die.  I love this die for Christmas cards!  I also added a simple seam binding bow and some pretty white lace.
 There you have it - my first Christmas card of the year is finished!  As usual I seem to have started very late - but I'm sure I'll have a few more made in no time thanks to this Christmas Rose stamp set!  Thanks for looking and enjoy your Sunday! x

Friday, 13 October 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - Foamiran Poppy

Good evening!  Today I'd like to share a poppy with you that I have made with Foamiran.  I have turned it into a broach for my coat for Remembrance Day.  I loosely followed this Youtube tutorial for a white poppy.

I made the centre with olive Foamiran and surrounded it with black stamens.  I cut out the poppy petals by hand from red Foamiran.

 I also cut the leaves by hand from green Foamiran and veined them with a die pick tool.  The edges were inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

There are lots more stamens and Foamiran colours in the Magnolia-licious store if you want to take a look.  Hope you like my poppy and thanks for looking!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - Anything Goes with Halloween

Good morning!  Today is time for a new challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge and as usual it is an 'Anything Goes' theme but this month we have the option of 'Halloween'.
 I have used Mini Witch Tilda with Pumpkins and painted her with Distress Inks.  The bats are a Whiff of Joy stamp and the sentiment is from Tickled Pink.
I have coloured some cerise pink lace with black to use along the bottom edge.
 The pumpkins were cut with a Doohickey from one of the kits and the base of the card was cut with the recipe card die from last year's advent calendar.
 I have added a witch charm from my stash.
 I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  Pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  As always, the challenge is sponsored by Magnolia-licious who have a fantastic prize for the lucky winner! x