Sunday, 17 September 2017

Christmas Caramel Tilda And A New Challenge At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
Today see's a new challenge over on the Lovely Haenglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog.
Our month long challenge theme is...............ANYTHING GOES
Our wonderful sponsor is..................WILD ORCHID CRAFTS
I have made another Christmas card, and used lots of lovely products on my card from 
Swedish House Crafts 
Links to the products are in text, and can be found at the end of this post.

I used Christmas Caramel Tilda from A Little Christmas 2015 Collection.
I used Memento toffee crunch ink to stamp the image onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock.
I have coloured Tilda with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils, and cut around the image.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2, and Maja Design 
"Vintage Frost Basics"
The pretty lace was a gift from my special bloggy friend!
Other dies used are; Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration, and poinsettia.
Sizzix "on the edge" snowflurries, and holiday greens.
Cheery Lynn English tea party doily, and Magnolia Doohickey oven.
I have inked the die cuts using Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
I used Snow - Tex on the snowfurries.



Here you can see a closer look at the oven, and flower arrangements.
I used Marianne Design poinsettia die, and Maja Vintage Frost basics papers to cut the poinsettia leaves, and layered them one on top of the other with a little glue. I then pierced a hole in the centre of the layered poinsettia's, and placed some stamens through the hole.
I added a pine cone, frosted berries, a 25mm open rose, and holiday greens foliage to make the arrangement complete.
I used a soft toothbrush dipped in Snow - Tex, and flicked it over the arrangements to give a light coating of snow.
I absolutely loved putting together the Doohickey oven.
I used 300gsm cream cardstock, and Vintage Frost Basics for the elements.
The sweet oven gloves have been hung from the door handle with a silver plated split ring.


A close look at Christmas caramel Tilda.
I die cut a Spellbinders oval with cream card, and stamped around the edges with an IndigoBlu decorative snowflake stamp.
I inked the outside of the oval with Vintage photo distress ink, and sprinkled around the inside with shabby white embossing enamel.
I die cut a Spellbinders oval bliss with Maja Vintage Frost Basics paper, and matted the oval onto it with 2mm foam tape. I adhered Tilda to the centre with 2mm foam tape.
Lastly I adhered a length of 3mm white pearl bead string around the outside.


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.

We would love you to come and join in with our current Anything Goes challenge, and please remember it's Magnolia or Haenglar images only.
The challenge ends on Friday 13th October so there is plenty of time to enter.

My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations. Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

Here are the links to the products that I have used on my card;

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's;



Thank you for stopping by to visit today, and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave for me to read.

Crafty hugs













Monday, 11 September 2017

Swedish House Crafts - Pion - Mister Tom's Treasures


Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
I'm here today to share my DT card for Swedish House Crafts
I have made a male 50th Birthday card using some of the gorgeous papers from 
Pion - Design Mister Tom's Treasures.
In general I don't make Male cards because as you probably know I love making girly cards with pretty lace, and flowers.
Suha, the store owner at Swedish House Crafts recommended the collection, and to my surprise it worked out really well, and I am very happy with what I achieved.
Links to the products that I used are in text, and can be found at the end of my post.

Here is my card.


To make the base of my card I used 300gsm Ivory cardstock.
I designed the layout of the card by cutting, and matting various designs from Mister Tom's Treasures 12" x 12" papers.and layered each of them onto the front of the card with glue, and 2mm foam tape.
 Prior to assembling the front of the card I die cut some of the papers using Gummiapan stitched banners thinner dies, and placed them between the base of the card at the top, and left side.
I distressed the edges of the papers with a paper distressing tool, and inked the edges of the papers with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.


I made a key fob to go onto the tag with number plates from he collection, and hung them with silver plated jump rings, silver plated chain, and a bronze coloured brad.


I cut around a large pocket watch, and small watch face from the collection, and adhered the face to the centre of the pocket watch.
Again, I have used silver plated jump rings, and chain to hang from the pocket watch.
I used glossy accents on the watch face to add some dimension.


I cut around one of the images from Pion Design - Images from the Past - Mr Tom's Treasures, and used 2mm foam tape to adhere it to the postcard.
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from my collection of cling stamps, and the number 50 I have die cut using Memory Box classic numbers dies.
The tiny wooden stars are from my stash!


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.

I hope that I have inspired you to have a go at creating a Male card using some of the papers from Mister Tom's Treasures.

If you clink onto the links at the end it will take you directly to the products that I have used.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope that you like what you see?



























Sunday, 3 September 2017

Twinkle Star Tilda - Midway Reminder At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I'm here to remind you that there is just under 2 weeks left to enter our current challenge at 
Lovely Haenglar or Sweet Magnolia
The challenge theme is DIE CUTS!
Our wonderful sponsor is THE RIBBON GIRL with a £10 voucher for one lucky randomly drawn winner!

I have made a Christmas card.
For the first time I have attempted the no lines colouring technique 😊
I used Twinkle Star Tilda from the Waiting For Christmas 2014 Collection.
You can find lots of  Magnolia Christmas stamps at Swedish House crafts
The image is stamped with Memento desert sand ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock, and cut out using a CartUs oval die.
I have coloured the image with prismacolor & Polychromos pencils.



For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #10, and Maja Design 
"Home For The Holidays" papers from Swedish House Crafts
The pretty lace is from my stash.
Other dies used are: Sizzix on the edge snowflurries, Cheery Lynn English tea party doily, French pastry doily, and pine branches. Marianne Design Ivy circle, and Joy Crafts Ice crystal circle. I have inked the edges of the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.



I made the pretty poinsettias using Marianne Design poinsettia dies, and "Home For The Holidays" papers. I used silver beaded berries for the centres.
For the foliage I used pine branches and Doohickey country leaves.
The country leaves dies are available to buy from Swedish House Crafts
The chipboard Christmas tree is Wycinanka. I painted it with white gesso, and adhered a tiny jingle bell on the top. 
The 3mm pearls that I have adhered onto the tree are from my stash!
The chipboard snowflake is Scrapiniec. I painted it with white gesso, and sprinkled some glamour dust on it to give it some sparkle. I adhered a 3mm pearl to the centre.


Here is a closer look at the poinsettia.


A close look at Twinkle Star Tilda.
I loved colouring her!
The background stamp that I used is Magnolia Merry Christmas postmark.
I sprinkled a little shaby white embossing enamel around the outside of the image, and matted the oval onto a Joy Crafts oval with 2mm foam tape.
I adhered a length of 2mm white pearl string around the outside of the matted image.
I used glamour dust on the star, and dotted Tilda's cheeks, and eyes with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated to complement the front.

We would love you to come and join in with our current die cuts challenge, and please remember it's Magnolia or Haenglar images only.
Our challenge ends on Friday September 15th so there is still plenty of time to enter.

My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's;
(Magnolia Stamp, Die Cuts, Lace & Flowers)

Thank you for stopping by to visit today, and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave for me to read.

Crafty hugs








































Saturday, 26 August 2017

Swedish House Crafts Theodore & Bella Stands For Boy And Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I'm back again for the second time this week with another DT post for Swedish House Crafts.
A friend of my Mother's asked me to make 2 baby cards for twins who were born last Friday.
Pion Design "Theodore & Bella" came to mind! These papers are perfect for most occasions, but you can't go wrong when looking to make a card for when a baby is born.
As the babies are twins. I thought that I would make two cards the same, but different.
The layout is exactly the same. The only difference is the colours of the embellishments that I have used on the cards. Pink for a girl, and blue for a boy.
I have also used some other products on my card from Swedish House Crafts.
Links to the products are in text, and can be found at the end of my post.

Here is my first card for the little girl.


Here is my second card for the little boy.


For the shape of my cards I used 300gsm Ivory cardstock, and GoKreate large frame frilly #5.
I used Pion " Theodore & Bella" papers to die cut, and layer the papers. I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5 as my base, and I've die cut the squares using Gummiapan stitched squares dies.
I matted the squares onto each other with 3D foam tape.
Other dies used from my craft stash are; Joy Crafts oval, Cheery Lynn French pastry doily, La La Land heart doily border, and rocking horse.
The Doohickey So Wrapped Lovely heart tag is from Swedish House Crafts.

Here is a close look at the pink flower arrangement.


And the blue flower arrangement.


All of the flowers are from my craft stash.
I die cut Gummiapan twig pointy leaves using Ivory cardstock, and placed them between the flowers.

Here are some more close up's.



I used papers from the collection to die cut the tag and sweet rocking horse
The letters that I used to cut, and spell the babies names are Tim Holtz idea-ology label letters. 
I adhered them to the tag.
The seam binding, pearls, and silver coloured teddy bear charms are from my stash.

Some close ups of the images that I used.



I have surrounded the image's with a little shabby white embossing enamel, and stitched around the edges using pink cotton for the girl, and blue cotton for the boy. I used glamour dust on the bears bows to add a little sparkle.

Inside the cards are decorated to complement the front.



Phew!!! Did you get to the end?

Below are the link to the products that I have used on my cards from Swedish House Crafts.
All you have to do is click onto the links, and they will take you directly to the products.

Thank you for stopping by today and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave for me to read.

Crafty hugs








Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Swedish House Crafts - Country Tilda Sitting On Grandpa's Porch


Hello, lovely blogger friends!
I hope you are well.
I'm on Swedish House Crafts blog today with my "Tuesday Craft Smorgasboard" DT creation.
I have made a shaped card, and used lots of gorgeous products from Swedish House Crafts.
Links to the products used are in text, and can be found at the end of my post.

I used Country Tilda masked with Grandpa's Porch from Magnolia Country Girl Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock.
I have coloured the images with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5, and 
Maja Design "Walking In The Forest" papers.
Other dies that I used from my stash are; Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration, and 
Cheery Lynn French pastry doily.
I have die cut, and layered the papers using Gummiapan stitched squares, and Gummiapan stitched banners, and matted them onto the base to create the layout of my card.
The pretty lace that I have adhered behind the image is from my craft stash.


A close look at Tilda sitting on Grandpa's porch.
I used Gummiapan Angelpost to stamp the top left, and right corners.
I used a Gummiapan stitched square die to cut the image.
I die cut another of the stitched squares using the design papers, and stitched around the outside using white top stitch thread. I then matted the image onto it with 3D foam tape. I die cut a third square, again using the design papers, and adhered that under the second stitched square.
The butterfly that I have cut out is included in one of the sheets of "walking In The Forest" papers.
I adhered 3mm yellow pearls in the centre of the flowers. 3mm Ivory pearls around the image, and a 5mm blue pearl on the bow in Tilda's hair. 
I've dotted Tilda's cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


My handmade flowers.
I used Gummiapan flowers die, and "Walking In The Forest" papers to make the flowers.
To make the flowers crumpled, I first spray them with water, then curled them together, and let them dry. Once the flowers were assembled, I used a pricking tool to make a hole in the centre, and pushed some stamens through.
I used Doohickey country leaves dies to cut the foliage that I have placed between the flowers.


I filled a corked glass bottle with Pikaby mini beads, and tied a bow around it with vax cord.


Inside the card is decorated with the design papers, and a GoKreate large frame frilly #5 die cut.

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with the products that I used on my card?
Thank you for stopping by today.

Below are links to the products that I used on my card.



I am entering the following super challenge's


Saturday, 5 August 2017

Doohickey Vol 14 - Afternoon Tea Exploding Box & Swedish House Crafts Discount Code for Vol 16 & 17

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I'm here to share an exploding box that I had great fun making.
My box is made using some of the gorgeous dies that came with Magnolia Doohickey Box Vol 14 "Afternoon Tea" that I purchased from Suha at Swedish House Crafts
Vol 14 and 15 have already sold out, but you can pre-order Vol 16 "Fall In Love" HERE and Vol 17 "Christmas & Winter" HERE 
You will get 5% off when ordering using Discount code; DONNASAID5OFF
You will also get to choose one other item up to the value of £20 for FREE when you order.
HOW GREAT IS THAT?
All you have to do is add a link or name of the product that you wish to get for free in the text option box and jump up and down! Lol!!! 

Here is my exploding box.

I made the box using 300gsm cream card.


The box is decorated with Maja Design "Summertime" and "Coffee In The Arbour" 
The strawberries are been made with Doohickey strawberry die "DH1098"
I attached the strawberries to the box with Ivory hemp twine.


A close up of the box lid.
The flowers that I made are from the kit. The stamens in the centre of the flowers, the bronze teapot charm, and seam binding are from my craft stash.


The exploding box with the lid removed.


And another.


Here is a close look of the individual sections that I have decorated.
 I chose to use the doily, cupcake, cake stand, teacup, saucer, spoon, teapot, flowers and leaf dies from the kit for the inside of the exploding box.
They have all been cut with Maja "Summertime" papers.
I matted each of the assembled items onto a doily, and adhered some flowers and leaves.
I cut out the butterflies from a sheet of Maja "Coffee In The Arbour" 
The 5mm Ivory self adhesive pearls that I have placed in each of the corners are from my craft stash.


Again, I used the Doohickey strawberry die to make the strawberries for the centre of the box.
I placed a few sissal fibres underneath before adhering them to the doily.

I hope you like my exploding box?

I'm entering my creation into the following super challenge's

Thank you for stopping by to visit today, and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave for me to read.

Happy crafting!























Monday, 31 July 2017

Holly Wreath Tilda

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
I'm sharing a Christmas card with you!
I thought this was my first Christmas card make of 2017, but it turn's out that I made one in March this year. So this is my second Christmas card that I have made for 2017.
I just love making them using festive Magnolia Tilda stamps.💗
Suha at Swedish House Crafts has a lovely selection of older Christmas Maggies. If you ever find yourself looking for any of them? There's a lovely selection HERE 

I used Holly Wreath Tilda from the Magnolia Aspen Holidays Collection 2016.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board cardstock, and cut out using a CartUs oval die.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.


For the shape of my card I used KoKreate large frame frilly #5 and Maja Design "I Wish" 
Other dies used are Cheery Lynn English tea party doily and French pastry doily.
Sizzix on the edge snowflurries and Holiday greens. Marianne Design Ivy circle, Joy Crafts Ice crystal circle and Billes flourishes. Magnolia Doohickey lovely fence.
Doohickey Lovely Fence can be purchased HERE
The trees that I used are from Magnolia Doohickey Vol 12.

I searched high and low trying to find Doohickey Club Vol 14 as I missed the deadline for ordering the kit last year. Then by chance I mailed Suha at Swedish House Crafts to ask If she could get me the kit, and guess what? She already had one! I was so delighted to finally find the kit.
At present you can pre-order Doohickey Club Vol 16 (Fall In Love) HERE, and choose an additional item up to the value of £20. How generous is that?
You will also receive free postage when you spend £25 or over for any items that you order in store.


A closer look at the trees, lovely fence and flower arrangement.
I die cut the trees, stumps and stars using Maja Design papers, and built them up with 2mm foam tape.
I coated everything with Snow - Tex. 
I tied 2 jingle bells with red vax cord onto the lovely fence.


A close up of Holly Wreath Tilda.
I stamped around the outside of the image with an IndigoBlu stamp, and sprinkled a little shabby white embossing enamel around the edges inside.
I matted the image with 2mm foam tape onto a Joy Crafts oval die cut using Maja Design papers, and adhered a length of 2mm white pearl string around the outside.
I used glamour dust on the wreath's bow, and the heart on Tilda's bottoms.
Tilda's cheeks have been dotted wuth a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.


I am entering my card into the following super challenge's

Thank you for stopping by to visit today, and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave.

Crafty hugs