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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Midway post - Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. What fabulous weather we had yesterday, I managed to spend a bit of time tidying up the garden.  We are still decorating, but I think it will be finished by the end of next week.

Today I am joining in with the mid-way post at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia.

Our current challenge is .....
Spring Flowers

On this card, the roses are my spring flowers, you would think they are a summer flower, but you do get species that bloom in spring.

This Maggie is another of my older stamps and she is called 'Sneaky Tilda'. 

I stamped her onto a some Artistico extra white watercolour card and cut her with a Spellbinder oval die. Once she was coloured with distress reinkers, I mounted her onto a Joy Crafts die cut and added some pearl string.

The die cuts on the left and right hand side of the card are by Joy Crafts and Little Darlings

I made the butterfly out of air dry clay and a mould and added some pearl trim along the centre.

The flowers, lace, ribbon bow and bronze butterfly charm are from my crafty stash.

The furry bon bon (just above the pink and brown roses on the left hand side of the card) is from Noor Design U.K (Crafteezee).

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Bow:Victorian Velvet, Gathered Twigs
Shoes: Gathered Twigs

Our sponsor for this challenge is:



That's all from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Tilda with Little Pocket

Good morning,

I hope you are all well. You wouldn't' believe it is Spring, we have had so much rain lately. Its a busy time here as we are decorating the hall. The good thing about my hubby is once he sets his mind to something he really cracks on with it. The worst part of it is out of the way now, we have finished stripping the old wall paper, the ceilings and coveings are painted and he has started hanging the wallpaper.

I thought I would pop in to share a card I made for fun. I have been practicing my drawing skills and had another go at a background scene using various watercolour paints. Tilda has been coloured with distress reinkers.

This gorgeous Tilda is called 'Tilda with Little Pocket' another old stamp, I am not so keen on the  new stamps that Magnolia are bringing out at the moment.

The shape of the card has been cut with a Presscut die and the papers have been edged with white gesso.

The pretty die cut peeping out of the left hand side is a Fantasy die and the on the right is a Joy Crafts die. At the top of the card is a Marianne corner die which has been cut in coordinating paper and I've placed a peal gem in the centre.

The beautiful flowers, lace, pearl string, sparkle ribbon and pearl and diamante flower embellishment are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Clothes: Victorian Velvet, Black soot
Shoes: Gathered Twigs
Flowers: Milled Lavender, Victorian Velvet, Forest moss, Shabby Shutters

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations - Feeling Good

Good morning,

We have a new challenge at Creative Inspirations today and our theme is .......

Springtime

I have coloured up a Dreamerland crafts stamp called 'Feeling Good' with distress reinkers.   Dreamerland Crafts have just released their new spring stamps, including a range of mixed stamps and  they have released this stamp which comes with some stamps to enable you to  design your own background.

Mix & Match clear stamp set M18304

The cherry blossom tree I drew myself and painted it with watercolour paints.

The papers are by Anna Marie called Blissful Green.

The flowers, lace, pearl string, ribbon and pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

Di list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Girl
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Victorian Velvet
Boy
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Shirt and Shoes: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Trousers: Hickory Smoke
Bike: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Tree and Bushes: mixture of watercolour paints.

Our fabulous sponsor for this month is 


and they are giving away a very generous £20 voucher as a prize.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Monday, 2 April 2018

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia - Tilda with Spitz Pocket


If you a re looking for the Whoopsi Daisy post, please scroll down.

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Hi everyone,

I am a little late with this post, but as I already had two posts go out yesterday, I thought I would spread it out a bit.

This card is for the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Marvelous Magnolia.

I have coloured up Tilda with Spitz Pocket and masked her with Tulip Wheelbarrow, both are fairly old stamps with DI reinkers.

The shape of the card has been cut with a Go Kreate Frilly #6 die.

The papers are by Maja from the 'Celebration' collection.

The dies I have used on this card are a mixture of Joy Crafts and Fantasy.

Most of the flowers, lace, crystal, ribbon, pearl trim, silver glitter and pale pink crystal and diamante embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Wheelbarrow: Gathered Twigs
Tulips: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Black Soot, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

GD card for Whoopsi Daisy

Good morning everyone,

Happy Easter Monday!

I hope you are enjoying your extended weekend and maybe getting in some crafty time as well as eating chocolate lol.

Last month, Linnie from Whoopsi Daisy Designs  asked me if I would do a GD spot for her, of course I couldn't resist.  

This morning a new challenge begins over here where the winner gets to choose FOUR images and will be invited to join the DT for a month as their Guest Designer.

This beautiful lady is from the 'Cute as a Button' CD which has oodles of gorgeous  images, pre-coloured and black and white, papers and extras.

I have coloured her with distress ink reinkers in my favourite colour of pink.

The shape of the card has been cut with a rectangle Crealies die.

The butterfly edge die is Joy Crafts die which I have cute twice to give some dimension, once in white card and secondly in coordinating papers. 

I have also tucked a lovely view die under the image on the left hand side. The butterflies are also cut from a Joy Crafts die and I've added some white pearl trim along the centre.

The pink bow has been made out of luscious pink silk ribbon, which is absolutely gorgeous to work with and the pink rose, and the silver glitter embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Shoes: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Flowers: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Well that's all from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 1 April 2018

New Challenge at LHOSM - Mr and Mrs

Hi everyone,

If you are looking for my inspirational card for the Ribbon Girl, please scroll down.

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 We have a new challenge beginning at
 Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia today and the theme is the ever popular:

'Spring Flowers'.

I have coloured up a new Maggie (Mr and Mrs), well I've had a little while, but only just got around to colouring it up. So I was thinking of a 'Spring Wedding'. I haven't gone with the normal spring colours for this card, but roses, daisies and carnations do bloom from mid spring on wards.

I have coloured the images with distress reinkers and added speckles of  glitter to her dress, which doesn't show up in the pic and some stardust stickles to her crown.

The shape of the card has been cut with a hexagon shaped die. 

The papers are from a 12 x 12 paper pad called The Formal Affair paper stack, which I have machine stitched around the edges. As it's a wedding card, I have covered the smallest hexagon in white lace, on the top and base of the card,  which doesn't show up very well in the pic.

I have cut several dies on this card, Sizzix (Distressed Doily), Magnolia (So Wrapped Lovely Tag) (Little Darlings (Lovely View) and Lala Land (Heart Doily).

Where possible I have put links to the products I have used at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Bride
Dress and Veil: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Groom
Suit and Hat: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Bow Tie and Flower: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet
Shoes: Pumice Stone
Stones: Victorian Velvet, Hickory Smoke
Window: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is.....

Noor Design UK


You could win a voucher to buy some lovely goodies in Tracy's store.

Enjoy the rest of your Easter weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Challenge at the Ribbon Girl - Big Shoes To Fill

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the extended weekend break, I am one happy bunny as school has broken up for the Easter holidays, yippee two weeks off. I don't have much planned, we spent a lovely day with the boys yesterday and Phil is off this week so we will be out and about and the second week, I plan to relax, hopefully spending some time in my craft room.

I am thrilled to say that there is an Anything Goes challenge at the  Ribbon Girl today and Mary has invited me to join in.

I have coloured up a Dreamerland Crafts stamp called 'Big Shoes to Fill, I love this stamp.

I have coloured her with DI reinkers and added some white spots to her dress with my Signo gel pen.

The papers are by Maja from the Denim and Friends collection.

The shape of the card has been cut with the Gummiapan postage stamp nesting dies and I've edged the papers with white gesso.

The butterfly and heart shaped die are Joy Crafts dies.

The beautiful flowers, lace, organza ribbon and pearl and diamante  embellishment are from the Ribbon Girl. They don't have any of  gorgeous blue embellishment in stock at the moment, but it is available in other lovely colours. Links to the materials are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain,
Dress and Shoes: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Black Soot

There are two beautiful prizes, the first a £10 voucher kindly donated by  Nikky Hall from:

Polkadoodles


http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

Polkadoodles have lots of unique, fun, crafting dies, stamps, papers and printable downloads in their store.

The second  prize is a voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl store where you will find ribbons, lace, sparkly embellishments, pearls, buttons, flowers, appliques - in fact, everything you need to embellish your cards, layouts and craft projects


I will be back this afternoon.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx