Sunday, 13 December 2015

Tilda With Christmas Lamp And A New Challenge At Simply Magnolia

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
It's time once again for a new challenge at  Simply Magnolia and this time around our challenge theme is.............................ANYTHING GOES
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is The Ribbon Girl with a gorgeous array of pink crafting goodies. A picture of what you could win is at the end of my post. You won't be disappointed. Thank you Mary & Andrea.

I have made another commissioned Christmas card.
I used Tilda With Christmas Lamp from the new Magnolia A Little Christmas Collection 2015.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock and cut out using a CartUs oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and matted the finished image onto a Joy Crafts Noor! oval with 1mm 3D sticky pads.



For my shaped card I used GoKreate large frame frilly # 5 and Maja Design Home For The Holidays papers from LLC
Other dies used are Cheery Lynn English tea party doily and French pastry doily. Sizzix on the edge snow flurries. Marianne Design Ivy circle. Joy Crafts Ice crystal circle and Billes flourishes.
I inked all the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
I have used some gorgeous embellishments on my card from The Ribbon Girl online store.
Here is the list. Just click on the links to take you to the products.
The gold star pin was bought from The Ribbon Girl. Sadly this item is no longer available, but there are lots of other pins that are available in store.


A couple of close ups of the arrangements.
The red flowers are Prima and the bark star, red beaded berries and tiny shabby white jingle bells are from LLC I've given the arrangements a coating of Snow - Tex.
The resin frame is from Dies To Die For. I cut out the letters using a sheet of Maja Design It's A Christmas Time die cut letters.



A close look at Tilda.
 (She is my favourite Christmas stamp this year)
I surrounded the image with shabby white embossing enamel and the lighter colour of 3mm peaches/cream s/a pearl flatbacks. ( I ran out of white)
I think the pom pom trim and pearl string look swell around the image.
I used glamour dust on the lamp and Tilda's tassel on her hat.
The top of the lamp is 3D and coated with glossy accents.



Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Spellbinders stately circle.



Here is the gorgeous selection of crafting goodies which will be picked at random for one lucky winner!


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


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

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments you so kindly take the time to leave.
Have a great week ahead.

Crafty hugs
Donna xx














Sunday, 6 December 2015

Tilda With Lace Hood And A new Challenge At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
Today see's a new challenge at Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia and this time our challenge theme is GLITTER IT UP!
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is The Ribbon Girl with a £10 voucher for one lucky winner!
Also, we are have a DT CALL! We are looking for several new DT members.
This challenge will last until 10th January 2016 and the new DT will be announced on 15th January 2016.

I have made another Christmas card.
I used Tilda With Lace Hood from A Little Christmas Collection 2015.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock  and cut out using a CartUs oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and matted the finished image onto a Joy Crafts Noor Design oval.




For my shaped card I used GoKreate large frame frilly # 2 and Maja Design Enjoying Outdoors papers from LLC
Other dies used are Cheery Lynn English tea party doily and French pastry doily. Marianne Design Ivy circle and Christmas tree 1. Sizzix on the edge snow flurries. Joy Crafts Ice crystal circle and Vintage flourishes holly leaves. Magnolia Doohickey lovely fence.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
The pretty pink 'Marie Therese' lace and pearl trim are from LLC


A couple of close ups of the flower arrangement and tree.
The larch cone bark star and white flower spray's are from LLC The 30mm light Ivory wild rose, 25mm pink open roses, white lilies and white stamens are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I coated the tree with glamour dust before adding some Snow - Tex onto it.
The gorgeous 28mm snowflake diamante enbellishment ion top of the tree s from The Ribbon Girl
I also used Snow - Tex on the arrangement and fence.




A close look at Tilda.
I used Hobby Art snowflake stamp for the background and sprinkled Frantage shabby white embossing enamel around the image and adhered a length of oval white pearl trim from The Ribbon Girl around the outside of the image.
I used glamour dust on the lace trim and tassel on Tilda's hat and dotted her cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Spellbinders stately circle.

We would love you to come and join in with our current challenge.
My teamies have designed some beautiful creations. Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

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.
Have a beautiful Sunday.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx









Thursday, 3 December 2015

Winter

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
I have been very busy making Christmas cards.
I am here to share one that I made a few weeks ago for a really sweet elderly couple.
I have used an image from Joy Crafts paper & pictures stack called Winter Wonderland.
Something different for a change although I did miss my colouring on this one.
I have also used some gorgeous products on my card from The Ribbon Girl
Just click on the links to take you direct to the products.


For my shaped card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics papers from LLC
Other dies used are La La Land heart doily border, Sizzix on the edge snow flurries, Marianne Design Ivy circle and Christmas tree 1. Joy Crafts Ice crystal circle, Winter sentiment, Vintage flourishes holly leaves and Magnolia  Doohickey lovely fence.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

Here is a list of all the gorgeous embellishments from The Ribbon Girl


A couple of close up's of the flower arrangement, tree and fence.
In the top of the arrangement I have placed a Vintage star pin.
I have coated the arrangement, fence and liberty bells with Snow - Tex.
The liberty bells and Vintage star pin are from LLC 
I tied the bells to the fence using a length of hemp twine.


A close look at these elegant deer's.
I used glamour dust as glistening snow on the ground and adhered a length of 3mm x 5mm oval white pearl trim around the outside of the image.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Spellbinders floral oval.

I hope you like my card.

Thanks for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments that I really appreciate you leaving me to read.

Have a great weekend.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx









Sunday, 29 November 2015

Show The Way Baby Rudolf And A New Challenge At Simply Magnolia

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
It's time once again for a new challenge at Simply Magnolia and this time around our challenge theme is.........................CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
Instead of a sponsor this fortnight, the prize will be a Guest DT spot for Simply Magnolia!

I have made another Christmas card.
I used Show The Way Baby Rudolf from the Winter Wonderland Christmas Collection 2013.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock.
I have coloured the image with Polychromos pencils.



For my shaped card I used GoKreate XXL frilly frame #5 and Maja Design Home For The Holidays papers from LLC
Other dies used are Cherry Lynn English tea party doily and French pastry doily. Marianne Design Ivy circle. Sizzix on the edge snow flurries. Joy Crafts Ice crystal circle, Winter sentiment  and Vintage flourishes holly leaves. Doohickey club Christmas trees coated with Snow - Tex.
The pretty "Marie Therese" white lace is from LLC and the 10mm square white pearl trim is from Wild Orchid Crafts.


A close look at the flower arrangement. 
The larch cone, white flower spray, blue lilies, bark star, liberty bells and crystal Vintage star pin are all from LLC. The 30mm light Ivory wild rose and 25mm Vintage open roses are from 
Wild Orchid Crafts
I have coated all of the above with Snow - Tex.


I surrounded the image with Frantage shabby white embossing enamel and 3mm white s/a pearls.The frame is Santoro.
I used glossy accents on Baby Rudolf's nose and used glamour dust on the ground.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Spellbinders stately circle.

I hope you like my card.

We would love you to come and join in with our challenge.
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations. 
Why not pop over for a peek?

I am entering the following super challenge's


Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments.
Have a great week ahead.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx








Sunday, 22 November 2015

Cosy Tilda And A New Challenge At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friends.
I hope you are well.
Today see's our new fortnightly challenge at Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia and this time our challenge theme is....................ADD A SENTIMENT
our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is the lovely Sandy at Live & Love Crafts with a £10 voucher for one lucky winner!
I have made another Christmas card.

I used Cosy Tilda from the Waiting For Christmas 2014 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento Rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock and cut out using a CartUs oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and matted the finished image onto a Joy Crafts Noor Design oval.


For my shaped card I used GoKreate XXL frilly frame #5 and Maja Design Home For The Holidays papers from LLC
Other dies used are; La La Land heart doily border, Sizzix on the edge snow flurries, Marianne Design Ivy circle, Joy Crafts Ice crystal circle, Vintage flourishes holly leaves and Christmas Winter sentiment. Cheery Lynn French pastry doily.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
I used lots of gorgeous products on my Christmas card from Live & Love Crafts
Here is a list; White "Marie Therese" Lace, Pink "Pastello" Lace, 6mm Flatback Pearl String, Pink Mulberry Paper Poppies, Punch and Vanilla Cupcake Pomegranates, White Flower Spray, Larch Cones, Whitewashed Cinnamon Sticks, Shabby White Liberty Bells, Star Anise, Vintage Crystal Star Pin and Snow - Tex.


A couple of close ups of the floral arrangements.
The 30mm light Ivory wild roses, 25mm baby pink open roses and white stamens are from WOC.
I have tied the liberty bells to the cinnamon sticks with natural hemp twine from 
The arrangements have been coated with Snow - Tex.


I tied the bow with a length of baby pink 25mm satin ribbon and coated the Star Anise with Snow - Tex and adhered a 5mm pink pearl to the centre.


A close look at adorable Cosy Tilda.
I surrounded the image with Frantage shabby white embossing enamel and adhered a length of White Tiny Pom Pom Bobble Trim from The ribbon Girl around the outside of the image.
The 3mm Sugar & Spice Pearl Flatbacks are also from The Ribbon Girl


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Spellbinders floral oval.

I hope you like my card.

We would love you to come and join in with our fortnightly challenge.
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations. Why not pop over for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;



Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you take the time to leave. I enjoy reading every single one.

Have a wonderful Sunday and forthcoming week.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx









Sunday, 15 November 2015

Sakura Tilda And A New Challenge At Simply Magnolia

Hello again, lovely blogger friends.
Yes, I am back with my card for our fortnightly challenge that starts today at
 Simply Magnolia 
If you would like to see my first post for The Ribbon Girl November challenge then you can find it HERE
The Simply Magnolia challenge theme this time around is SHABBY CHIC
Our wonderful sponsor is the lovely Sandy at Live & Love Crafts with a £10 voucher for one lucky winner!
I have another commissioned card to share. This time for a lady who turns 17 next week.

I used Sakura Tilda from the Sakura 2015 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock and cut out using a Joy Crafts Noor Design oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils.


For my shaped card I used GoKreate XXL frilly frame #5 and Maja Design Enjoying Outdoors papers from LLC
Other dies used are; La La Land heart doily border, hot air balloon and cherry blossom branches.Cheery Lynn English tea party doily, Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag and jungle leaves.I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.
I used lots of gorgeous embellishments on my card from The Ribbon Girl online store.
Here is the list. Just click on the links to take you to the products.



A close look at the flower arrangements and Resin cupcake embellishment.
My super bloggy friend sent me the resin cupcake. I inked it with lavender premium ink and then coated it with glamour dust.



A close up of Sakura Tilda.
I surrounded the image with Frantage shabby white embossing enamel and Liking lilac 3mm s/a pearl flatbacks
Around the outside of the image I have adhered a length of 3mm white pearl bead string and dotted Tilda's cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Spellbinders stately circle.

I am entering my card into the following super challenge;

We would love you to come and join in with our fortnightly challenge.
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop on over HERE for a peek?

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

Crafty hugs
Donna x















Winter Wonder And The November 'Any Image' Challenge At The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friends.
I hope you are well.
Today see's a new November 'Any Image' challenge over on The Ribbon Girl challenge blog.
 All types of projects are welcome as long as there is an image.
The challenge will run for 2 weeks until 9pm on Saturday 29th November.

I have made a Christmas card.
I used Winter Wonder by Silvia Zet for SCACD.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock and cut out using a CartUs oval die.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and matted the finished image onto a Joy Crafts Noor Design oval.


For the shape of the card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design Enjoying Outdoors papers from LLC
Other dies used are; Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration, Cheery Lynn English tea party doily and French pastry doily, Joy Crafts Ice crystal circle and Vintage flourishes holly leaves. Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag.
I frantaged all the die cuts with shabby white embossing enamel..
I used lots of gorgeous products from The Ribbon Girl online store.
Here is a list. Just click on the links to take you to the products.


A close look at the flower arrangements, Snowflake stick pin and purple satin bow with the Amethyst heart embellishment in the middle and 6mm s/a hearts in the centre of the purple rolled roses.


Here is a close look at this adorable image. Don't you just love them both?
I used a Hobby Art snowflake stamp for the background and sprinkled Frantage shabby white embossing enamel around the image and adhered some 3mm white s/a pearls.
I used glamour dust on the hats, pom pom's, cuffs, around the trim on the coat and boots and used glossy accents on Teddy's nose and the candle flame.
I adhered a length of oval pearl trim around the outside of the image.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Spellbinders floral oval.

There are 3 fabulous prizes up for grabs.

First prize; A £10 voucher for LOTV


Second prize; £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl


Third prize. A mystery prize from Marianne Designs


We would love you to come and join in with our current challenge.

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

I am entering my card into he following super challenges

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

Have a great week
Crafty hugs
Donna xx


















Sunday, 1 November 2015

Chic Fringe Tilda And A New Challenge At Simply Magnolia

Hello, lovely blogger freind's.
I hope you are well.
This is a scheduled post as hubby and I will be enjoying the 2nd day of our 10 day Mediterranean cruise.

Today see's our new fortnightly challenge at Simply Magnolia and this time our challenge theme is a nice easy one...........................ANYTHING GOES
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is The Ribbon Girl with a £10 voucher up for grabs for one lucky winner! Thank you Mary and Andrea.
I have made a commissioned Birthday card.

I used Chic Fringe Tilda from the Boho Collection 2015.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock and cut out using a CartUs oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and matted the finished image onto a Joy Crafts Noor Design oval.


For my shaped card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design  Vintage Summer Basics papers from LLC
Other dies used are; La La Land heart doily border and cherry blossom branches. Cheery Lynn English tea party doily and Spellbinders lace hearts.
i have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz spun sugar distress ink.
I used lots of gorgeous embellishments on my card from The Ribbon Girl online store.
Here is the list. Just click on the links to take you to the products.



A few close ups of the flower arrangements.
I painted the butterfly charm with white Gesso and once dry rubbed over it with Audrey blue premium ink and adhered 3mm white s/a pearl flatbacks into the spaces to give extra impact.
The Birthday cake charm is from LLC I tied the charm with a piece of natural hemp twine to the white seam binding.


Here is a close look at Chic Fringe Tilda.
I surrounded the image with Frantage shabby white embossing enamel and 3mm white s/a pearl flatbacks.
I used glamour dust on the tassels and Ranger white liquid pearls for the decoration in Tilda's hair.
I adhered a length of 3mm white pearl string around the outside of the image and dotted Tilda's cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Spellbinders floral oval.

We would love for you to come and join in with our current challenge.
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations. Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I hope you like what you see?

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments.
I'll be back on the 15th November.
See you soon!
Crafty hugs
Donna xx











Sunday, 25 October 2015

Sparkling Tilda And The Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello, Lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
It's the last Sunday of the month which means it's time for the Magnolia October challenge over on The Ribbon Girl challenge blog, and this time the theme is ANYTHING GOES
We want to see any type of card/project as long as it has a Magnolia image or Magnolia Doohickey die/s on it.

I have made another Christmas card.
I used Sparkling Tilda from the So Jolly Under The Mistletoe Collection 2009.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock and cut out using a Joy Crafts Noor Design oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils.


For the shape of the card I usedGoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design Vintage Frost basics papers from LLC
Other dies used are Marianne Design Anja's Vintage Decoration, Christmas tree 1 and Ivy Circle. Sizzix On The Edge Snow flurries. Magnolia Doohickey lovely fence. La La Land cherry blossom branches and heart doily border, Joy Crafts Christmas Winter sentiment.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.
I used lots of gorgeous products from The Ribbon Girl online store.
Here is a list. Just click on the link to take you to the product.



Here you can see a close up of the flower arrangement.
I coated everything with Snow - Tex.


Here is another close up.
I wrapped the irridescent twinkle tinsel around the tree and adhered the gorgeous sparkly 28mm snowflake diamante embellishment to the top.
The bronze pine cones are tied with natural hemp twine to the fence and I tied a bow with the natural hemp twine through the eyelet on the Christmas stocking  charm.
Again, I coated everything with Snow - Tex.


A close look at Sparkling Tilda. She is an oldie, but adorable image.
I surrounded the image with frantage shabby white embossing enamel and 3mm white s/a pearl flatbacks.
I used glamour dust on Tilda's wings, halo and frill on her sleeves.
I adhered a length of 3mm white pearl bead string around the image and dotted Tilda's cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Spellbinders floral oval.

I loved making this Christmas card.
I hope I have inspired you to come and join in with our current challenge?

There are 2 fabulous prizes up for grabs!
The first is a £10 voucher to spend in The Ribbon Girl online store and the second prize is a Magnolia stamp kindly donated by Magnolia Stamps Sweden.



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;
The ABC Challenge......................T Is For 2 (2 pine cone charms on the fence)


Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments.

Crafty hugs
Donna x























Sunday, 18 October 2015

Christmas Candle Tilda And A New Challenge At Simply Magnoila

Hello, Lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
Today see's our new fortnightly challenge at Simply Magnolia and this time our challenge theme is.............FAVOURITE COLOUR COMBO
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Ribbons with a £10 voucher for one lucky winner!

I have made another Christmas card with my favourite colour combo blue & brown.

I used Christmas Candle Tilda from the Waiting For Christmas 2014 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock and cut out using a CartUs oval die.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and matted the finished image onto a Joy Crafts Noor Design oval.


For my shaped card I used GoKreate XXL frilly frame #5 and Maja Design Enjoying Outdoors papers from LLC
Other dies used are Joy Crafts edge border 5, Christmas Winter, Vintage flourishes holly leaves and Ice crystal circle. Marianne Design Ivy circle. Sizzix On The Edge snow flurries and Cheery Lynn French pastry doily.
I have inked the edges of the die cuts with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.
The Marie 'Therese' white lace is from LLC and the white pearl trim is from WOC.


A couple of close up's.
I bought the wooden reindeer from HobbyCraft and embellished it with liberty bells & twine from LLC
I have given the reindeer an eye with a 3mm white s/a pearl.
The bow is tied with 25mm baby blue satin ribbon which was a gift from my very special bloggy friend.
The rusty jingle bells and hemp twine are from The Ribbon Girl


The flower arrangement consists of a larch cone, white flower spray and Vintage crystal star pin all from LLC
The 30mm 2 tone brown wild rose, Kort & Godt white chrysanthemum, 20mm baby blue open rose and blue beaded stamens are from The Ribbon Girl
The 30mm light Ivory wild rose and 15mm tan rose is from WOC.
I have coated the arrangement with Snow - Tex


A close look at Tilda.
(Sorry this picture is not very clear)
I surrounded the image with Frantage shabby white embossing enamel and adhered 3mm white pearl bead string from The Ribbon Girl around the outside.
The buttons on Tilda's coat, pom pom and the candle flame have had a sprinkling of glamour dust.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Spellbinders floral oval.

I hope you like my card?

We would love you to come and join in with our fortnightly challenge.
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;
Time For Magnolia Christmas Challenge #104..................Stars (A Vintage crystal star pin in the flower arrangement)

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and huge thanks for all the lovely comments.
Have a great week.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx