Sunday, 29 December 2013

White Stardust Lantern

Hi everyone,

I hope that where ever you were for christmas you had a wonderful day, as I did with my family.

I'd like to share with you a lovely White Stardust Lantern that I've made at least 7 times for family and friends this Christmas, the template came from Sandra's Scrapsels it is a really lovely template and I have added my own slant on it.

The lantern template was cut twice from AC craft card on my Silhouette Cameo, I did this to give it a little more stability as I wanted to have lots of embellishing especially this time of the year, Christmas with lots of White except the Mini Tilda (Fairy Tale Collection) which I coloured Lilac with Copic markers.

I have used heaps of Puff White 3-D paint (Jones Tones) dusted with Snow white fine glitter dust (Ruby rock-it) I love watching the paint puff up its quite magical. I've used a La-La Land Christmas tree die dotted with white pearls, Joy Crafts Winter Wishes Snowflake die on the side with Ranger Stardust Stickles, Magnolia Doohickey Snowflake die also dotted with stardust stickles. The cute little Reindeer dies are from Impression Obsession which I think are just made for this.  Oh and I added a pearl strip to the canopy too and plaited some fine silver cording to make the hanger for the top.

The scene I've used for the background is from Joanna Sheen Thomas Kinkade Christmas CD, which I printed onto photo paper and added stardust stickles to make it shine in the BATTERY candle light!

I have to say I was really pleased with the finished lantern and after making 7 (all slightly different) I had the assembly of them down to a fine art LOL..  Funny thing is I didn't make one for myself - oh well maybe next year!

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

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Having said "next year" I wish you all a fantastic, Safe & Happy New Year for 2014 I hope it brings happiness and lots of crafting for us all.

Until next time, happy crafting,

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Winter Decorative Box

Hi everyone,

Sorry I've been missing for a short while, looks like I'm over the shingles & feeling heaps better, I've still got the neuralgia which can take some time to go!

But hey, its coming up to Christmas the best time of the year (or I think so) even though we are in summery (its a little chilly again) Melbourne..

I looked at my silhouette cameo and thought I can do something different this time (I love my new toy) so I'd like to share my Winter Decorative Box with you..

I've used Secret Tilda as she will be hiding presents he, he, this little lady always seems so comfortable in blue so I have kept the theme of "cool" blue and white with the exception of her present!

I used American Craft card stock, the christmas trees are La-La Land Christmas Tree die, Marianne Design Christmas Tree die. Magnolia Doohickey Snowflake, Noor Joy Winter Wishes Snowflake (down the side of the box) and Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia.

I have inked the edges of the box with Versa Color Cyan ink & the Poinsettia's too. With Martha Stewart punched leaves in blue & white adhered to the Joy christmas tree. Tilda, I have coloured with Copic markers, the sentiment is from Creative Stamping on a cloud shape I found in my stash.  The top of the box is tied with silver ribbon cord & has two cute silver coloured bells tied again with the silver ribbon cord, I tucked in two white feathers with lots of Ranger "Waterfall" Stickles for glittering shine. oh, and the two "blue" pearls I coloured with my Copics to match the blue theme.

I thought I might make some of these lovely "boxes" for the Christmas lunch table instead of crackers (Bon Bons) they do look a little like crackers but with no bang inside!! Must put on my ever expanding list some little presents to go inside these LOL..

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Until next time, take care,

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Anything Goes

Hi everyone,

Its been another testing few weeks for me.  Closely following my darling grand-daughter Tamara's 3rd birthday I now have shingles - ouch I hear you say!
Its not pleasant but its telling me to take more care of me and not other's for a short while.. LOL, which I plan to do ASAP!

Anyway today I am sharing a card I've made for a friend in the UK who's birthday is early December (how about that a month before its actually needed) I surprise myself sometimes!

I have used one of the fairies from Wee Stamps "The Fairies Set" they are just so cute, she is coloured with Copic markers. I made her a stepper card from AC card stock, with Maja Design DP "Enjoying the lovely fragrance" it is such a soft romantic design it suited the fairy perfectly, which is edged with Versa Color Lilac ink, the Spellbinders Gilded Gate 2 is white and has a sprinkling of glitter (can't help myself) on the side posts to hide the double sided tape, I've die cut the fairy with Spellbinders Floral Ovals (one of my favourite's) and she has a Magnolia Doohickeys large Dragonfly sitting with her coated in Ranger Stickles Star Dust, the Magnolia tag has a bow of white organza ribbon from my stash. The perfectly coloured mini blooms in Amethyst & Fuchsia are from Kaisercraft they complete this darling card.

A little close up of the very cute Fairy.

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

Magnolicious Tues Challenge - Anything Goes

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge #65 - Anything Goes 

I really must get to my christmas cards before its gone!!

Until next time, take care, 

Friday, 18 October 2013

"Song Bird" I just called to say I love you - Stevie Wonder ( The Woman in Red Album 1984)

Hi everyone,

I am so sorry to have been away from my blog for a while, but I've had a sick hubby in hospital with pneumonia which as you can imagine takes a while to get over.

Then two weeks ago I came down with a bug and was on antibiotics!  Now this week I have a snuffly cold!!   But it could be a lot worse so in that respect I am lucky.. cough, cough, sneeze, sneeze LOL.

Anyway, when I noticed that the Midweek Magnolia challenge was "Song Bird" I had just the right song in mind,

 - Stevie Wonder's "I just called to say I love you".

This was in the charts the last time that I spoke to my Dad in the UK for his birthday on the 12th December 1984.

Sadly he passed away in March 1985, this song will always remind me of my lovely Dad..

"Tilda with Big Ribbon" (You are Special Collection) 

I bought this stamp a couple of months ago but didn't know the name or collection it came from until I did a search today.. how apt is that (You are so Special collection) as my Dad was very special to me!

Cardstock is American Crafts cut into shape with Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels One, I didn't want to make this too fussy so just used plain white and embossed two of the edges with Sizzix Scallop Doily set. The telephone is from my new Silhouette Cameo (which I am beginning to love), I used Copic markers to color Tilda and on part of the embossing too. The white daisies, pink roses and blue ribbon & lace are all from Paper2 my local craft store. I have used a few gems to highlight the blue and as usual for me Star Dust Ranger Stickles. 

I've put part of the song verse on the front of the card to leave the inside blank.

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

Midweek Magnolias Song bird Challenge

Magnolia-icious Shaped Cards Challenge

 Until next time, take care, hugs x
PS I really must get to my Christmas cards soon..

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Autumn Colours

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and enjoying your Autumn it is one of my favourite seasons, its spring here though so a while to go for our autumn.

At Midweek Magnolias #73 the challenge is Autumn Colours..

My card features "Welcome to a lovely Home" (Sweet crazy Love Collection) I have used the Clouds  from this stamp many times so I thought why not use the whole stamp, it looks a really cozy little place to live, if only I were small enough lol.

The DP's are PION 'Vintage Garden' & "Waiting for Santa' the last one you can only just see, the card stock is American Craft, I have used Copic markers for the colouring, The lace is from Paper2, with Spellbinders Dies "Fall Foliage" for the leaves which I have edged with Kaisercraft Brown ink to 'age' the leaves a little, lemon ribbon from my stash with Ranger Stickles Platinum and Copper to add sparkle (can't live without sparkle in my life)

As a thought I have used FlowerSoft for the autumn foliage on the tree and little 'spots' of it in front of the fence to represent fallen leaves, I think it works okay!

A close up of the house and fence.

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I would like to enter the following challenge:

Until next time, take care. 

Friday, 6 September 2013

Sweet Sparkle - Wee Stamp

Hi everyone,

As usual its been a busy week, we had our daughter's birthday last Saturday, Sunday we went to the Paperific Expo and gathered lots of goodies that had to be paid for, hey isn't that what money is for LOL.

I worked at the Paediatrician's all day yesterday and my head really hurt when I got home just before 6pm, not sure about this working lark!!!  I should be retired ha, ha I am old enough..

Anyway, I have made a really simple card to enter the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog 

"Sweet Sparkle"

This is a really simple card, I have used a Wee Digi Stamp "Sweet Sparkle" she is so easy to colour using my Copic markers, Kaisercraft card stock which I cut into shape with Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Big Scalloped Circles.  I added a large ribbon bow (my stash) with an Adam Pescott sentiment stamp.  Obviously being me she has lots of Ranger Star Dust stickles..  

Sorry the photo looks a bit out of kilter, not my best effort, oops!

Until next time, take care,

Friday, 30 August 2013

Mariah - Make it Crafty

Hi everyone,

Its been a little busy here its our daughter's birthday on the 31st Aug, Fathers Day on the 1st Sept (omg haven't made the card yet!) Make it Crafty has a DT call so I am going to enter her birthday card, I love Zoe's images and have been using them for a while now..

This is Mariah from Make it Crafty digi stamps, as my daughter loves blue and Paris Iv'e used Cafe de Paris also from Mic. The card stock is American Crafts, DP is Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics, the Post Card is from Pink Gem designs Digi stamp and a doily. 
I've used Copic markers to colour Mariah and the Cafe. I love butterflies so this has Tim Holtz On the Edge 'Butterflight' which I have cut from white card stock and DT papers, the Eiffel tower and Poodle are from Cottage Cutz and a Magnolia Tag with flower & Rose ribbon is from Paper2, the pearl strip and flat-back pearls from my stash. I succumbed and used Shabby White Frantage (I love it) and lots of Ranger Star Dust stickles, oops the ribbon bow is from my stash as well.  I hope Karen (daughter) doesn't check out my blog until she has her card tomorrow lol.

A close up of Mariah and Cafe de Paris.

I am going to enter this in the Make it Crafty DT Call.

Until next time, happy crafting.. 

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Peggy - Clean & Simple

Hi everyone,

Its a little dull here in Melbourne today but good for crafting LOL.

I have made a card for my niece in the UK and thought I might share it with you,

I've used Peggy (she's so cute) in lemon yellow, I love using Copic markers, I chose pale blue for her basket of flowers & bows on her shoes, the card stock is Kaiser with lemon pearl card (my stash) for the lovely Spellbinders die frame, flowers from Paper2, the centre rose is coloured with copic B02. She has lots of Ranger Star Dust stickles and this time I've used some Stampendous Shabby White Frantage, the sentiment is from Scrapmatts with a ribbon bow from my stash.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Wyanet (Beautiful)

Hi everyone,

I hope that you are all well and still enjoying the sun, we had some sunshine in Melbourne today but its still chilly!

After playing with my new Olympus camera (oh my gosh its sooo different from my old Olympus) I've figured it out enough to get a better shot of my cards now!! 

I have a new card featuring the lovely Wyanet (Beautiful) Whimsy/Wee stamp.

I've used browns and reds to really make Wyanet shine (I love the little outcrop she is sitting on) I have coloured her with Copic markers on X-press it card. The card stock is Kaiser and the chevron stripe too, I thought it complimented the Bo-Bunny's Zoology nicely to make a lovely Tepee.  

I have used Silk lace from Stableford Importers (got it at the last Craft Fair I went to) also some lovely bright yellow daisies from Paper2 with quilled centres (made by me) to contrast with the daisies, raffia paper tie, Spellbinders dies, a feather that I coloured with Copics to match the red orange theme and last but not least - Ranger Star Dust and Platinum Stickles. 
Oops nearly forgot the sentiment from Scrapmatts.

A little side view of the Tepee with just a glimpse of the inside of the card.

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

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Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge #62 Theme Clean and Simple

Until next time,

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Black and White

Hi everyone,

Its been a little chilly and wet so far this week, I hope that where ever you are it is nice weather.

I have an unsual card that I thought you might like to see, there is a brilliant Challenge on 
Magnolia Down Under, its Black & White, not a colour combination that I find easy to do but I do like a challenge ha, ha!

 "Santa on Christmas Eve"

I thought it might be different to 'dress' Santa in a grey suit with a red sack instead of the other way round, I have set santa in a Forest of La La Land trees edged with silver versa color ink, along with a La La Land heart fence, Memory box Bianca Snowflake (which is gorgeous) also Magnolia Doohickey's Snowflake. I did cut an Icicle Border from Cottage Cutz for the top of the card but it disapeared under snowflakes (it must have snowed hard when my back was turned) there is another one inside though as you can see below...

There is a rather gorgeous Post Card to Santa that I found in the Pink Gem Design site whilst looking through their Christmas section - I was sooo pleased to find it, it will get used an awful lot with the run up to Christmas LOL.

I did try to stay true to the black and white theme but its a little tricky, I had to have some red somewhere, and just a little black ribbon bow from my stash.  I wanted more white than black so I've used pearl strips on the fence and icicle on the inside of the card and not to forget lots and lots of Ranger Star Dust Stickles - along with some Kaiser craft flowers, 

I just love glitter as you can see from the close up of Santa!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Until next time,

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Hand Bag Card

Hi everyone,

Hope you are enjoying the weather be it hot or our winter cold, my family in the UK are melting with the heat, I think it was the hottest summer since 1979 - OMGoodness doesn't that sound such a long time ago LOL..

I have a lovely card that I made from a design that came with my new Crafters Companion Ultimate Pro board, I loved the design as soon as I saw it - very "Girly" and I bet I will be using this a lot for family and friends birthdays coming up soon.

It is the Quilt & Craft Fair in Melbourne this weekend and I know that Debbie Pamment is going to be there, she has recently celebrated a birthday and as we haven't meet before but emailed lots, I thought I would make her a card, we both live around the Melbourne area (different suburbs) I thought it was too good an opportunity to miss.

Mini Tilda with Two Rosettes

I love Fairies, Butterflies and anything Pinky/Mauve.
I've used purple card stock from Paper2, the Handbag design was quite easy to make. 
For the embellishment I placed a paper doily under a Spellbinders circle die cut with a white paper daisy flower (Paper2) coloured with Copic markers.

Close up of embellishment of Mini Tilda with Two Rosettes coloured with Copic markers.
 Memory Box Chloe butterfly (large) is edged with Kaisercraft Aubergine ink, the smaller butterfly Marianne design #CR1205 again coloured with aubergine ink, finally the flourish is Joy crafts Vintage Borders 6002/0163.
 A gem on the daisy and Ranger Star Dust stickles to add a little sparkle. 

I think Tilda sits just perfectly on the butterflies.

Inside the card I have used vellum with a Birthday greeting stamp from my stash.
Whoops, I forgot the little scrap of ribbon for the handle -  

I hope you like this little effort and thanks for stopping by.

I would like to enter this in to the following challenges:

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Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes

A Creative Romance - No Designer Paper's

Friday, 19 July 2013

New Baby Card

Hi again,

Wow, this must look like am a very fast putting up another post so quickly, no I actually made the card on earlier this week for a friend of mine.

I have used a lovely digi stamp from Whimsey Stamps its a Carnival Carousel Horse.  I used pastel colours as we don't know if it is a boy or girl, so I thought I would play safe. and yes, silly me I placed it on pink to take the photo - oh well the baby won't know that ha, ha..


AC card stock
Copic markers
Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics
Paper Doily
Magnolia Doo Hickeys Dragon Fly die
Spellbinders dies
Prima flowers
Lace - Paper 2
Versa Color "Baby Blue"
Flat backed Pearls
Ranger Star Dust Stickles

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenge

Sorry this has been a bit of a rush job as I so wanted to enter this challenge.

Until next time,

Buttons and Bows

Hi everyone,

The last 2 weeks have been really busy, with the school holidays, as well I've had 2 unwell little  granddaughter's, who are now better and back at creche. We took our grandson and his Mum to Melbourne, we went on the Tourist Trams as Jamie loves any sort of transport, cars, trucks & racing cars.   Jamie's Wish with the Starlight Foundation at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne was to meet Michael Schumacher! His wish was fulfilled and Jamie with his parents were very lucky to meet Michael a few years ago when he came over for the Melbourne Grand Prix the year before he retired from Formula 1 racing, it was such a thrill for Jamie.

Anyway enough of my family (I love them all to bits) lol.. 
Here is a card that I am going to enter into Midweek Magnolias Challenge, this has my favourite Tilda on it,

"Tilda with Hawaii Flower"

I have made flowers for this card with cheese cloth which was cut with Spellbinders Rose Creations dies, I put Gesso on the cheese cloth, left it to dry while I cut out more of the rose shapes in Pink sparkling net, layered them together with some mini heart brads then I had the fun of scrunching them up into a flower shape - it was fun, I haven't done that before, its a first!
I think they look quite nice on the card..

Close up of flowers.

Materials used:

Magnolia "Tilda with Hawaii Flower" stamp (Butterfly Wishes)
Magnolia DP
American Card stock
Die-namics Mini film Strip die
Copic markers
XCut Rectangle die
Martha Stewart punch
Spellbinders dies
Organza ribbon, buttons from my button box (lots of odd ones)
Star Dust Ranger Stickles

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

Midweek Magnolias Buttons and Bows:

A Creative Romance - Ribbon or Twine:

Magnolia-licious Some Like it Hot: 

MDUC Tic Tac Toe:

I am happy, as tomorrow (Saturday) we are going down to see our granddaughters yippee and hopefully our grandson too it should be fun!

Until next time,

Monday, 1 July 2013

Forget me not Card

Hi everyone,

I have a lovely new card featuring Tilda with Love, I have used Pion Design 'Vintage garden' so I decided to be a little bit more adventurous, I have cut out some of the elements from the sheet to make a few statement tags, 

"Tilda with Love"

I really love "Forget Me Not" flowers (takes me back to my Grandmothers garden) and I decided to try to make some of those little flowers as a highlight on the card rather than roses.
I found in my flower stash these cute little ones which I coloured with Versa Magic inks and a dash of Ranger Star Dust stickles, I threaded them on to a rose bud stem with some leaves behind and a few stamens to look like "forget me not" buds, I am really pleased with how they have turned out, I hope you like it too..

A close up of the little "Forget me not" flowers.

Materials used:
Magnolia stamp "Tilda with Love"
Pion Designs "Vintage Garden"
Watercolour card stock
Copic markers
Versa Magic inks
Spellbinders dies
Glitz French Kiss stamps, Kaisercraft Postmarks stamp
Flowers, Paper2
Doily, flat back Pearls, Lace, ribbon from stash

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I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Sepia Coloured Image

Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying some warm weather?

I have surprised myself with the latest card, I am really pleased with it, I thought it might have given me quite a headache as I haven't tried a card in sepia before, but I have impressed myself (ha, ha) hope you like it as I do..

"Princess of the Valley"

Materials used:

Magnolia Stamp "Princess of the Valley" ( Prince & Princess Collection)
Momento London Fog ink
Bazzill card stock
X-press it Blending Card
Copic markers
Spellbinders dies 
Martha Stewart Edge punch
Core dinations Core Tag
Little Darlings Sentiment stamp
Flower Petals - Paper2
Platinum Ranger Stickles 
Lace from stash.

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I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

Friday, 21 June 2013

Live & Love Crafts # 12 - Birthstone - January Garnet

Hi everyone, hope you are all having some really good weather?

It's started to really feel like winter here in Melbourne we've had Frost - okay it hasn't lasted long but to my Pommy eyes its gorgeous having been born in January in the UK I love it!

My birthstone is Garnet/Amethyst as I am on the cusp (20 January), I much prefer Amethyst but have made my card Red to resemble the garnet, this maybe because I have made a few cards in purple lately..

Birthstone - January - Garnet

"Secret Tilda"

This little Tilda was one of my first stamps, I think she is really gorgeous and what ever
colour she is wearing she wears it with grace, I wonder what cute present she is hiding...

Materials used:

Magnolia stamp "Secret Tilda" (Merry Little Christmas Collection)
Memento London Fog ink
Bazzill card stock
X-press it Blending card
Copic markers
Magnolia Dragon Fly die
Spellbinders Dies
Kaisercraft stamp 'Postmarks'
French Guipure lace
Kaisercraft & Prima Flowers
Liquid Pearls
Star Dust Ranger Stickles
Pearls and Ribbon from stash.

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I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

Live & Love Crafts - Birthstone

Magnolia-licious Challenge - Luscious Lace

Monday, 17 June 2013

MDUC #201 Anything Goes Challenge

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all well, unlike me - I have had a cold for almost a week now, yuk!!

I thought I would make and post a card to help myself feel a little better..

"Princess Tilda"

I think this little Tilda is really special, she looks superb in Red,
I thought Christmas might suit her, so here she is!

I have used:

Magnolia stamp "Princess Tilda" (Fairy Tale Collection)
Momento London Fog ink
Kaiser card Stock
Spellbinders Dies
Martha Stewart Corner Punch
Copic Markers
Susan Wheeler sentiment from (HollyPond Hill Collection)
Prima & Kaisercraft Flowers
Gems, ribbon, Doily,
Stampendous Shaved Ice, 
"Fantasy Gold" Embossing Powder 
"Xmas Red" Rangers Stickles 

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I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

Friday, 7 June 2013

Butterflies Tuesday Challenge

Hi everyone,

I hope that you are warm where ever you live.

Sorry I've been off radar for a few weeks lots of things happening here - 
I have been asked if I wanted to go back to work !!! gasp, shock horror, after being a lady of leisure for almost 4 years now. 

I said Yes, so now I will be back in a Medical environment again on a casual basis it will be like going back in time but not in a hospital, it should be fun!

It will give me a few more pennies for my wonderful hobby LOL.

Anyway, here is my latest creation "Tilda with Butterfly Jeans" 
I thought it would be fun to put a roof on this lovely Boutique stamp to make it look like a shop front. 

Supplies used:
Magnolia stamps 'Tilda with Butterfly Jeans' (Butterfly wishes Collection)
'Boutique' (Bon Voyage Collection)
Kaiser Card Stock
Spellbinders Dies
Fiskars & Sullivans Punches
Copic Markers
Little Darlings sentiment
Prima flowers
Lace & half Pearls from my stash

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

Magnolia-licious - Butterflies Tuesday Challenge
Ribbon Girl - Add a Die Cut Challenge

Speak to you all again soon,

Friday, 31 May 2013

Purple Card with Hand made Flowers

Hi everyone, its me again!

I am really getting into the card Challenge world,  and thank you for sparking my imagination, there are  some really talented people in blogland.. it is all so exciting!!

I have made a lovely "Tilda with Hawaii Flower" from the Butterfly Wishes collection.

I have used Bazzill card stock, Prima Nature Garden DP, Copic's, Spellbinders Dies, Jewel Flower & Flourishes, Bitty Blossoms, Little Darling Stamp, Glossy Accents, "Star Dust" Stickles, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Gem stones and Ribbon from my stash (that may be over a year old).

I would like to add that the flowers I made from Spellbinders dies with a few sticky fingers thrown in for good measure LOL.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:-

MDUC Challenge 198 - Flowers and More Flowers
Ribbon Girl - Add Sparkle May Magnolia Only Challenge
Live & Love Challenge #11: 50 Shades of Lilac.

Well thats it from me for a few days, speak to you soon,

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