Thursday 15 November 2012

Marvelous Magnolia #3 'Traditional X-mas Colours'

Hey all, today it's time for another fabulous challenge at Marvelous Magnolia. Today we'd like to see you use 'Traditional Christmas Colours'. We have some fab prizes in store for the lucky winner from Magnolia-licious & The Ribbon Girl - 2 of my fave shops! We also have some really great inspiration from the design team for you too, so don't forget to head over to the challenge blog & check out their scrummy creations!
Anyhow on to my card, I've done so many 6x6" cards recently that I thought it was about time for one of my more interesting layouts & I haven't done the half circle blank with circular topper thing for quite some time now, so that's just what I made...

This is actually a Summer Tilda stamp, but I thought she looked just as good as a Christmas fairy! She has been coloured with Distress Inks & highlighted with Crystal Glamour Dust.

Distress Inks:
Skin - Tattered Rose, Old Paper
Hair - Antique Linen, Walnut Satin, Scattered Straw
Top, Boots, Flower - Victorian Velvet, Fired Brick
Shorts, boots trim & foliage - Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage
Crown - Pumice Stone
Shading - Pumice Stone & Black Soot
I sprayed the ocversized fairy charm with white primer spray paint & tied her with twine in a double bow. The mini-alphas have been stuck onto kraft cardstock tabs that I made for the sentiment. Shabby ribbon bow made with seam binding & set with a buttin & Santa Rocks brad!
I made some more little scrolls, this time tied with twine, I also made an ornate pin from metal spacers & pearl beads, these flowers are from WOC.
Stunning ribbon flowers above are by Maya Road.
Dies Used:
Magnolia Doo Hickey Lovely Fence & So Wrapped Lovely
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles & Scalloped Circles
I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious - Stickles or Glitter
Magnolia Mania - Motiv 3D
Fussy & Fancy - Pearls & Flowers
Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes 
Stamptacular Sunday - For the love of Tilda
Stamp For Fun - 3 Punches
Songbird - Diamonds are a girls best friend


Tuesday 6 November 2012

Deep Ocean Challenge 'Around the World'

Hey guys, today it's time for my second post over at Deep Ocean Challenge. This time the theme is 'Around the World' so theres loads of scope for individual interperatations & the design team has some FAB cards for inspiration, be sure to head over & check them out. Then don't forget to enter your wordly creations - we'd love to see what you make!
Due to the time of year (it's freezing & me not having got to grips with my festive makes yet this year, I thought I'd do a Christmas North Pole scene & this pretty little LOTV fairy stamp was just the ticket!

The papers are from last years Magnolia collection, I also made a heart tag die using a Magnolia Doo Hickey die & 2 spiral flowers using a Marriane Designs die.
Here's a closer look...
The image has been coloured with Distress Inks on Watercolour Papers & highlighted with Crystal Glamour Dust. I've used my Viva Declor Pearl Pen in Cream on the snowdrops & added Polar White Flower Soft to the snow on the ground, around the edges & elsewhere on the card.
Distress Inks:
Skin - Tattered Rose, Old Paper
Cheeks - Fired Bricks
Hair & Basket - Antique Linen, Walnut Satin
Coat & Shoes - Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans, Black Soot
Scalf & Bow - Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood & Pumice Stone
Wings - Pumice Stone
Holly & Foliage - Shabby Shitters, Bundled Sage, Walnut Satin
Shading - Pumice Stone, Black Soot
I made 2 paper scrolls from an old book & a banner from kraft & sentiment with Studio G alphabet stamps.
Below is glass bottle with cork that I've filled with Polar White Flower Soft & tied with thread.
Dies used:
Marriane Design - Spiral Roses
Doo Hickey So Wrapped 'Lovely'

Friday 2 November 2012

Lying Tilda - 'Under The Christmas Tree'

Hi all & today I'm posting a card I have been working on for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge. They have a really lovely theme, which is birthstones...
.. I wasn't sure what mine was, so after I looked it up on the chart & found it was Peridot (August), I instinctively thought of a Christmas tree & the shade of green on my new Pion papers that matched the Peridot perfectly. So I decided to use my 'Lying Tilda' & Stamps Away Christmas Tree background to make a cosy, winter night in scene...under the Christmas tree!


Appologies for the photos - my cameras not great unless its nice & bright outside, it really struggles if I take them in the evening under artificial light. Anyways, here's a closer look..

It is coloured with Distress Inks then highlighted with Crystal Glamour Dust.


Distress Inks:
Skin - Tattered Rose, Olp Paper
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Satin
Cheecks: Fired Brick
Top & Trainers - Pumice Stone
Pants - Shabby Shutters
Tree - Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Walnut Satin
Shading - Pumice Stone, Soot Black
Doo Hickey Dies: So Wrapped 'Lovely'
Vintage Tag
I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under - Birthstones
 Tildas Town - Winter Weather
Midweek Magnolias - Anything Goes
Dutch Magnolia Lovers - Christmas with DMC
Sketch n Stash - Sketch!

Thursday 1 November 2012

Marvelous Magnolia #1 'Anything Goes'

Hi all today I am thrilled to be posting for a brand new Magnolia site called Marvelous Magnolia. It is a weekly challenge that starts today & will run each week on a Thursday. The design team is simply fabulous & there is a wealth of talent and beautiful creations waiting to inspire you, so don't forget to check out their individual blogs too.
The first challenge today is an Anything Goes, so why not enter your latest Magnolia creations? There is a wonderful prize from Magnolia-licious & Creative Treasures for one lucky winner chosen at rondom so what are you waiting for - we'd love for you to join us & we can't wait to see what you create.

I used my new 'Dancing with stars' Tilda from this years 'Little Christmas' collection & she's just gorgeous!!!
The beautiful papers are mainly Inkido and also some by Poin Design. I've coloured Tilda with Distress Inks as usual & then she's been highlighted with Crystal Glamour Dust & Viva Declor Pearl Pen 'Cream'.
Distress Inks:
Skin - Old Paper, Tattered Rose
Cheeks - Fired Brick
Hair - Old Paper, Antique Linen, Walnut Satin
Dress & tights - Spun Suger, Victorian Velvet
Trim & tights: Weathered Wood
Wings: Pumice Stone
Shading: Pumice Stone, Black Soot
The lovel sentiment stamp which I thought was just perfect for this little angel is by LOTV.
I have made above 2 little scrolls & below some butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch using some lovely manuscript paper. I have loads of this stuff from when I used to play piano & love to use it on my cards, I thought it complimented these papers by Inkido perfectly!
Doo Hickey Dies:
Lovely Fence
So Wrapped 'Lovely'
Heart Swirl
 Other Dies:
Marriane Design (the little kraft foliage leaves)
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you wil get involved & enjoy exploring our new Magnolia site at Marvelous Magnolia!
I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Midweek Magnolias - Anything Goes
Songbird - Could it be Magic



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