Sunday, September 25, 2016

Once upon a time....



Hi

Today I am here with a fairy tale themed card. Again I have tried my hand at just using dies....not as easy as one first thought!!!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia- Anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge blog- Anything goes
Magnolia Forever - Monochrome
Paradise of Magnolia- Sparkle and Shine
Paradise of Stamps- Fairy
Noor! Design UK challenge blog- Flowers and Lace

The papers that I used for this card are some of my fave papers that Pion have ever done, the Paris Flea Market. They are so versatile yet delicate and beautiful. I thought that they were perfect for a fairy tale card, all that dreamy pink!

On the darker pink die cut that the castle is on I embossed it with a heart embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

The dies I used are all Magnolia except for the shape of the card which is from Go Kreate. On the castle I used some crackle paint in 'Rock Candy' from the Distress Ink range. I sprayed the die cuts with glimmer mist and edged them with Distress Ink 'Vintage Photo' to make them stand out. I think it works great on the cat! I kinda imagined the cat to be like Salam from Sabrina the Teenage witch! This cat even has glittery whiskers!

I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts as are the moon stone brads.

The sentiment is from Magnolia also. On the sign post die I added mini alphas to read 'Fairy tale'

The resin corner is from Prima and can be found at Live and Love Crafts.

Every fairy tale needs bling so I added some rhinestones to the castle and the sign post.x

The lace trim is from Noor! Design Uk and I love the girly-ness of this trim!

To finish of I added a charm of the ultimate fairy...tinkerbell!

Hope you have a magical week ahead!

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Friday, September 23, 2016

buzz buzz buzz..

Hi

Today I am here with a card that is slightly different for me...not image and all dies! I am trying to you this kinda card more!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

All about Magnolia Challenge- All about Doohickeys
Deep Ocean Challenge blog- Anything goes
lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia- Anything goes
Simply Magnolia- Anything goes
The ABC Challenge blog - 'P' is for Pearls

The dies I used for this card is a mix of die clubs but mainly the Buzz die club that was a release a couple back. I love the little bees and the hive...isnt it just the cutest! I wanted my card to be nestled into the leaves of a tree...theres a whole little community in there the beese going about their business.

The papers are from Craft and You and can be found at Noor!Design shop. These papers are now one of my faves and play a lot in my crafting.

All the die cuts were edged with Distress Inks ink pad 'Vintage Photo' and sprayed with glimmer mist.

The sentiment is from a La La Land Crafts and its true!

I used some skeleton leaves to add texture and to make the bees stand out along with the hives I used double sided tape to make them pop, and added a flat back pearl to them.

On the inside of the card I used my fave die of the collection, its an embossing one and leaves a little print of the bees path.

Hope you have a great weekend.


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Saturday, September 17, 2016

let pop a bottle!

Hi there!

Today I am here with a card that is for my father in laws birthday. Male cards are always hard and for this gent even harder as he defo doesnt like all the fancy bits and bobs!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

Simply Magnolia- Anything goes
lovely hAnglar or sweet magnolia- Anything goes
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge blog- Ribbon or lace
Paradise of Magnolia- Show us your colours
The Ribbon Girl challenge blog- Sept challenge- Anything goes
All about Magnolia challenge blog- All about Doohickeys


This card I chose an Edwin of course as its a male bday card. This end I think is perfect for male celebrations and he looks so dapper. I coloured only part of this image...the hair and skin. I used Mr. Toms paper collection from Pion and paper pieced the outfit. Something I havent done in a long time but realised again how much fun it can be to do it. Note to self do more!

The dies....well 8 of them are from Magnolia...I do love a good die! The shape of the card is from Go Kreate and I cannot remember where the star hidden behind the cake is from.

The sentiment is from a La La Land Crafts stamp and goes so well with this...well it is a birthday!

The cake, the balloons, tags and the loopy die cut border are all embossed by a cuttlebug embossing folder which is a dotty one.

Around the die cuts I edged them all with Distress Ink.

The balloons string is twine.

Finally I added some gold glitter glue to the champagne bubbles and to Edwin's buttons and some blue rhinestones so the cake and balloons.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.


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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Snow globe magic

Happy Wednesday!

This card well, I started thinking about it when I was out reading in the gardening...yes lovely sunshine and I am plotting Christmas cards....crazy eh!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

Noor!Design UK challenge blog- Flowers and lace
Deep Ocean Challenge blog- Bingo-lace/die cuts/charm, lace/flowers/pearls
Magnolia-licious Challenge blog- Anything goes
Midweek Magnolias- Anything goes
Simply Magnolias- Anything goes

So for this card I decided to make a shaker card and also for a change some of the mini Magnolia stamps. I dont use them a lot but this is one of my fave Christmas stamps that Magnolia have done so paired with the mini lamppost I thought it looked cute. I coloured both the images with Distress Inks.

The shape of the card is a Dutch Doobadoo template 'Snow globe' and you can find it at the gorgeous Noor! Design UK along with the lace at the bottom used as a frill, the 'let it snow' sentiment which is the paper art from Dutch Doobadoo. One stop craft shop! The papers are from Maja Design 'Home for the Holidays' from last years Christmas release.

For my shaker material I used a mix of clear beads, white glitter and also the shaker mix packets from Auzz Trickets and Krafts.

The dies are from Magnolia and Noor!Design UK.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the lace with peals is from Live and Love Crafts.

I added a snowflake charm to finish up.

Hope you have a great rest of the week.

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

Gone with the wind...

Happy Sunday!

Hope we are all good?

Todays card well its title is inspired by where we live...its kinda windy! we are right on the coast but the hotter it gets the windier it gets but I dont mind its refreshing! Blows the cobwebs away and also can smell the sea so for me its a win win...oh and the washing dries fast!!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia- Use a die cut
The ABC Challenge blog- 'O' for open
Magnolia-licious- Anything goes
Time for a Magnolia Challenge- Glitter/bling and lace
Magnolia Forever- Charmed
Marvelous Magnolias- Lace or Ribbon


Now for this card I used 'Tilda in the wind' from the Seaside collection 2016. Now this is me in the wind at where we live....or would be if i wore a skirt as its a tad windy here!!! I coloured Tilda with Distress Inks.

The papers are from Crafts and You 'Wedding Garden' and I must say I do love this company. They can be found at Noor! Design UK as can Tilda and her friends. The dies...well the shape that Tilda is on is from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps as are the wheel dies are the side, all again from Noor!design UK. The rest of the dies are from Magnolia.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and this colour combo is perfect for spring and one of my faves.

The gorgeous lace how beautiful is is with the pearls! Well that is also from Noor! design UK.

To add some bling to the card I used Perfect Pearls, Stickles glitter glue and also some Wink of Stella clear on the balloons. I finished off with a ladies bonnet charm and a pearl hat pin...think that Tilda might need it for her hairband in that wind! The sentiment is from a La La Land Crafts stamp.

Hope you have a great week ahead.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

beeeeeeeeeee happy!


Hiya guys!

Wow I feel like I havent blogged in aggggggeeees! But there has been a good reason I have been working on our garden at new house. Its coming along lovely and so nice to see the butterflies and bees enjoying it too! So my card is about that.....and I had to add bees as its so nice to have the wildlife back in garden!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

Magnolia-licious- Anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge blog- Things with wings...bees!
lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia- Use a die cut
Paradise of Magnolia- Anything goes
Paradise of Stamps- Anything goes
Simply Magnolias- CAS or fully loaded


For this card I used Bee Tilda from the latest spring collection. She is adorable with that little hat on. I coloured Tilda with Distress Inks.

Now for the papers....swoooon! These are from Crafts and You which can be found at Noor! Design UK...along with lots of other scrummy things!!! The dies are from Magnolia bar the shape of the card which is Go Kreate and the wheel at the back which you can also get at Noor!Design Uk and is from Little Darlings.. I love the dripping honey die from Magnolia and the little bees...oh and the hive...lets just say I love them all lol!

I used Distress Inks 'Vintage Photo' to edge the die cuts and popped some cheese cloth behind them also.

The sentiment is from La La Land Crafts stamp.

Now the cool thing about this die club is the embossing element that comes with it. As you can see on the inside of the card and over Tilda's feet the die embosses. I just adore this release!!!

On the bees and the hives I added some flat back pearls. And to finish off I added some shabby seam binding.

Hope you have a fabulous week...remember beeeeeee happy!



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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I shall have a fishy on a little dishy....



Happy Wednesday everyone!
Everyone having a good week so far? Well it was beautiful yesterday absolutely stunning and today we are getting lashed by wind and rain...so makes a change!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

Deep Ocean Challenge blog- Seaside or beach
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge blog- Holiday
Magnolia Forever- Birthday
Paradise of stamps- Anything goes
Paradise of Magnolia- Anything goes
Craft heaven shop inspiration and challenge blog- Anything goes with the option of a sketch

So this card is a card for my hubbys birthday next week....shhhhh! He loves to fish but he also love to snorkel and look at all the beautiful fish and the coral here in Western Australia. So I thought this Edwin would be perfect for him! I also wanted to make a shaker card for him as I know he likes them.

I coloured Edwin with Distress Inks. I used papers from the Kaisercraft collection 'Sandy toes' Its my fave beach collection that they have done. Its just perfect. For the shaker part...well I had the bright idea to die cut lots of little gold fishy. Yup they are tiny and I was cross eyed but it was well worth it! I glued them together so it would be gold all way round not just on one side. I also added blue glitter and some blue sequins to the shaker material. So it looks like the fish are swimming with Edwin in the water. It will be defo something I do again...lol yup I must be mad!

The dies ohhhh I had so much fun with these! I literally die cutted my heart out I loved it!!!! I used Go Kreate for the shape of the card. The main dies around the card are from Magnolia. Around the shaker pouch I used and Impression Obsession die and the little fishy are also from there too. I sprayed the die cuts with Iridescent Gold glimmer mist, it really reminds me of that beautiful summer glow you get as the sun goes down.

I added cheese cloth and some gold sparkly mesh behind the image. The awesome lace at the bottom of the card is from Live and Love Crafts and the sentiment above Edwin is from a La La Land crafts.

On the sign I added some mini alphas that read 'Beach life' because we have just moved to the coast and the beach is literally two mins walk from our front door...perfect!

To finish off I added a little charm of a fisherman in his boat with the fish on the line.

Fingers crossed the birthday boy to be doesnt peek in my craft room!

Have a fab rest of the week.

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