Wednesday, 22 March 2017

All About Magnolia Challenge DT - All About Favourite Colours


Good morning!  This month's challenge over on the All About Magnolia Challenge blog is to use your favourite colours.  My favourite colours for card making do tend to change every so often, depending on the season or a new paper range.  Currently my favourites are the soft pinks and creams of these Pion Design papers, so I have made a Mother's Day card for my children to give to my Mum on Sunday using them.
I have painted Cause I Love You Tilda with Distress Inks using the no lines technique and added some details with a white gel pen.
 I have sued the heart tag Doohickey and another Doohickey Tag from one of the kits to create the tags.  The rose and seam binding are from The Ribbon Girl.
 I have created the flowers using dies.  The peony was created using the Peony Doohickey Dies.  The stamens, laces, seam binding and stamens are all from The Ribbon Girl too.
The lettering was cut from a Pion Design paper and the hearts are the cut outs from the tag die. 
 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


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - Anything Goes

Good evening!  Today sees the start of our new challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge and our theme is Anything Goes.  I have made an Easter card using some new dies from the Magnolia-licious store and, of course, sweet Tilda.
 The Happy Easter die cut is from the store.  I love the shape of this die!
 The gorgeous cherry blossoms are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The circle cut out is also from the store.  Hiding behind the delphiniums is Tilda playing hide and seek in an egg for Easter.  I have teamed her with the fence die from one of the Doohickey kits.
 The gorgeous butterflies, and the papers, are by Pion Design.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations!  Thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Midweek Magnolias DT - #160 - Anything Goes

 Good morning!  It is time for our Anything Goes challenge at Midweek Magnolia Challenge.  This is a card I made for a friend who loves anything Disney so this older Snow White Magnolia was perfect for the job!
 I have painted her with Distress Inks in traditional Disney's Snow White colours.
I added Glossy Accents to the apple to make it nice and shiny.
 The super sweet Summer Birds stamps from Magnolia were perfect to accompany the 'a little birdie told me...' sentiment.  I painted the birds using Distress Inks too.
 The lace, ribbon, twine, charm and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl with the exception of the tiny red flower which I made with a die and the hydrangeas.
 The cheesecloth is from The Ribbon Girl too and so are the stamens I have used in the middle of the hydrangeas.
 
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Midweek Magnolias.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - Anything Goes With Ribbon

 
 Good morning!  It is time for another challenge at Magnolia-licious, and this week we have an 'Anything Goes' challenge with the option of adding ribbon.  I have altered a gift box ready to house one of my little girl's birthday presents in a few weeks.  I love being able to reuse things like this.  The box held a gift on my birthday and was originally blue.  I have covered it with gorgeous Pion Design papers and inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 For the image it had to be this stunning new Tilda, Dressed for Festivities Tilda.  I have painted her with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.
 The sentiments are both Magnolia stamps from quite a few years ago, stamped onto the same papers.
 On the lid of the box I added a lace bow, some chiffon ribbon and lots of flowers and leaves.
 The cherry blossoms and Magnolia flowers are from The Ribbon Girl, as is the lace.
 I used the Rose Leaf Doohickey die for the leaves.
 I love the pretty butterflies on the Pion Design paper.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious Challenge.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  As always Magnolia-licious is sponsoring the challenge with a fabulous prize.

Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Ribbon Girl DT - March Card Challenge

Good morning!  Today sees the start of our March Card Challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog and our theme is 'Anything Goes'.  I have got ahead on my card making and made my daughter's birthday card with lots of gorgeous goodies from The Ribbon Girl.
My daughter has recently taken up archery so Sagittarius Tilda was absolutely perfect for this year's card!  I have painted her with Distress Inks using the no lines technique and have added Stardust Stickles to her flower, lace, button and the arrow tip.
 The arrow is a Doohickey from one of the Doohickey kits, cut from the same Pion Design paper as the card papers.  The gorgeous flowers, lace, cheesecloth and butterfly charm are all from The Ribbon Girl. 
 The stunning diamante number 9 is also from The Ribbon Girl.  It is so sparkly in real life, just beautiful!
 I have used a whole pack of three Big Branches by Scrapiniec from The Ribbon Girl on my card.
I have broken them all up so that I could use little touches of them all over the card.
 The heart tag is also a Doohickey die and the lace is from The Ribbon Girl.
 For those who don't know, in archery you have a tassle to clean your arrow tips when you have missed the target and they've gone into the ground.  The Doohickey tassle die was perfect to recreate one for the card.  The button twine and rose are from The Ribbon Girl too.
I hope you like my card and I've inspired you to join us at The Ribbon Girl.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  Why not pop over to the Ribbon Girl store too, Mary and Andrea have 10% off Lace, Seam Binding, Bling and Sparkle until 6th March.  Thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Midweek Magnolias DT - #159 Bingo

Good morning!  It is time for another challenge at Midweek Magnolia Challenge and today we have a Bingo challenge.  I love Bingo challenges.  Usually I try to use a full house but on this card I have just used the top line which is die cuts, lace and shaped cards.
I have used the gorgeous London Tilda from the Stamp & Cutz range by Magnolia and painted her with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I have added Stardust Stickles from The Ribbon Girl to the randrops and the top of her umbrella.
The gorgeous lace and cheesecloth are also from The Ribbon Girl.
I have used the umbrella Doohickey die for the umbrellas.  The pink and ivory flowers are from The Ribbon Girl and the yellow flower is from my stash.
The butterflies were cut from some Webster's Pages paper.
The pin and gardenia and doily are from my stash.  The cherry blossom and tulip are from The Ribbon Girl too.  The tulip was white and I have coloured it with a copic marker to match the card.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Midweek Magnolias.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Monday, 27 February 2017

Ribbon Girl DT - Altered Chocolate Box

 Good morning!  I have an altered chocolate box to share with you today that I have decorated using lots of gorgeous products from The Ribbon Girl.  I have decorated it for my daughter so that she can keep little bits and pieces in it in her room.  I began by covering the base of the box with some pretty pink paper.  I inked the edges of the paper with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I also covered the bottom of the box with the same paper.  Luckily these boxes are the same shape oval as one of my Spellbinder dies, making covering the bottom and the lid incredibly easy!
 I left the sides of the lid black to accentuate the pretty 25mm Deborah ivory fine cluny lace that I have wrapped around it.
The ribbon loop on the top of the lid is actually the original loop but you can get pink satin ribbon from The Ribbon Girl if you wanted to create something similar.
After covering the top of the lid with the same paper I added a string of pearls around the lip of the lid and added lots of pretty flowers.  Some pretty little Forget-me-not fabric flowers and some apple blossoms.

 To complete the box I wrapped a piece of Lilac tulle around the sides threaded through a pearl ribbon slide.

 I hope you like it and thanks for looking!