Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Tilda In The Garden - Guest Designer For Deep Ocean Challenge #153 SPRING!

Hello, Lovely blogger friend's.
I hope that you all enjoyed the Easter break?
No chocolate for me as I had a tooth extraction last week an I needed stitches, so I have had a sore mouth, but don't worry when the stitches are out and I'm feeling better I will indulge in some chocolate.
I was spotlighted and won a Guest DT spot with my Wycinanka birdhouse that I entered into challenge 151............ Flowers everywhere! Thank you ladies!
So here I am sharing my Guest DT creation with pride for Deep Ocean Challenge #153
For the next 2 weeks the challenge theme is...............SPRING!
I absolutely loved colouring This adorable Tilda.

I used Tilda In The Garden from the Pink Lemonade 2014 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock, and I have fussy cut around her.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5 and Maja Design 'Sofiero'  papers.
Other dies used are; Cheery Lynn French pastry doily and Sophia's heart doily.
Joy Crafts Noor! oval, Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tags, La La La build a bee and Spellbinders hyacinth leaves.
I inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

I have used some pretty embellishments from The Ribbon Girl online store on my card.
 Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;
Maja Design 'Sofiero' 6 x 6 Paper Pad
55mm 'Emma' Ivory Guipure Lace10mm Ivory Pearl Square Trim20mm Ivory Open RosesPale Pink CarnationsIvory/Cream Beaded Berries3mm x 5mm Oval Ivory Pearl Trim50cm x 80cm White Cheesecloth Fabric5 Metres Pink Tulip Seam BindingBronze Trowel Charm3mm Self Adhesive Rainbow Pearls & Ivory Trinket Pins


A close look at my flower arrangements
The 30mm Pink centre wild roses, 15mm olive green open roses and 10mm baby pink open roses are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.
You can just about see the bee that I have die cut with 300gsm Ivory cardstock and Sofiero papers.
I added some Glamour Dust to the top wings.


A close look at Tilda In The Garden.
I die cut an oval and stamped the edge with a floral swirl IndigoBlu stamp and sprinkled around the edges with shabby white embossing enamel.
Using 2mm 3D sticky tape I matted the oval onto a Joy Crafts Noor! oval and adhered a lenth of Ivory oval pearl string around the outside.
I adhered Tilda to side of the oval with 1mm and 2mm 3D sticky tape.
I cut the butterflies from a sheet of Pion 'Studio Of Memories' and adhered one on top of the other folding up the wings of the second butterflies I used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to give the wings some sparkle.


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.

I hope you like my Spring themed card?
The design team over on the Deep Ocean blog have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE 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 the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave.
Have a lovely week.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx












































Sunday, 16 April 2017

Dressed For Festivity Tilda - Anything Goes - Any Image Challenge At The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
 Easter Blessings!
I hope you are well.

Today see's the start of another new challenge over on The Ribbon Girl blog
Our challenge theme for the next 2 weeks is ANYTHING GOES - USE ANY IMAGE
There are 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs. More details can be found at the end of my post.

I have made a Birthday card for my Niece who will be 13 this month.

I used Dressed For Festivity Tilda from the new Little Emoji 2017 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock and cut out using a Joy Crafts Noor! oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, and matted the finished image onto a Spellbinders oval ironwork.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5 and Galeria 'Purple Rain' 
12 x 12 paper pad.
other dies used are; Cheery Lynn English tea party doily, Marianne Design clock and Ivy circle. Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag and Memory Box classic numbers.
I inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
Here is a list of the gorgeous embellishments that I used on my card from The Ribbon Girl
Click onto the links below to take you directly to the products


A close lokk at the floral arrangements and sparkly butterfly.
The hessian butterfly with the tiny wooden bead in the centre is one that my special crafting friend sent to me.


A close look at Tilda. Isn't she adorable?
I used a floral IndigoBlu stamp to stamp around the image and added some shabby white embossing enamel to the edges.
I adhered a length of white pearl bead string around the outside of the image and gave Tilda some earrings using 3mm white pearl flatbacks.
I adhered some 3mm liking lilac pearl flatbacks around the image and dotted Tilda's cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.

I hope you like what you see?!?!

we would love you to come along and join in with our current challenge which will run until Saturday April 29th, 9pm UK time.

Here are the 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs for 3 randomly picked winners!

1st prize; £10 voucher for Lili Of The Valley


2nd prize; £10 voucher to spend at The Ribbon Girl


3rd prize; A wonderful selection of crafting goodies from Marianne Design



If it's inspiration that you are looking for then why not pop over HERE for a look at what my teamies have designed.

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;


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

Enjoy Easter Sunday and eat lots of chocolate Yum!!!

Crafty Hugs
Donna xx






















Sunday, 2 April 2017

Tilda Hugging Bunny -And A New Challenge At Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are keeping well.
Today is the start of a brand new month long challenge at Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia
Our challenge theme is EASTER or ANYTHING GOES
Our wonderful sponsor is The Rubber Buggy

I have chosen Easter, and made this card for my Niece.

I used Tilda Hugging Bunny from the Easter Collection 2009.
The image is stamped with memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock and fussy cut around.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.


To make the square base I used  300gsm Ivory cardstock and Maja Design 'Vintage Spring Basics' 6 x 6 paper stack.
I found a fab tutorial in the latest edition of Simply Cards & papercraft on how to use the free gifts which were an embossing folder and some gorgeous cling stamps.
I cut a square of design paper and used the second largest of a Creative Dies ornate frame to cut an aperture in the centre. I embossed the panel with the free folder and lightly sanded over it.
I matted the panel onto another piece of design paper with 3D sticky pads and used one of the decorative corner stamps inked with white ink pad and sprinkled white opaque embossing powder, and heat embossed. I die cut another piece of design paper using the 2nd smallest of one of the ornate dies and stamped and heat embossed it the same way as before using 3D sticky pads to matt it to the centre. Lastly I stamped the Easter sentiment and used the smallest of the ornate frame die to cut it out.I surrounded the sentiment with shabby white embossing enamel and 3mm white s/a pearl flatbacks and again matted that with 3D sticky pads on top of the centre ornate square.

Other dies used are; La La La heart doily border, Spellbinders lattice heart, Cheery Lynn French pastry doily and pine branches. Magnolia Doohickey heart swirl branch.
I have inked the die cuts and papers with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
Here is a list of the embellishments that i used on my card from the Ribbon Girl online store.
Click onto the links below to take you directly to the products


A close look at my floral arrangement that consists of 40mm Cream tea roses, blue English rose, 20mm blue open roses, 2 tone blue lilies, cream tulip, Blue tulip, Ivory/cream blossoms and blue beaded berries.
I adhered a few lengths of 3mm white pearl bead string into the top of the floral arrangement.


A close look at Tilda hugging her bunny!
I used glamour dust on Tilda's wings and glossy accents on bunny's nose.
I dotted both of their cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.

I hope you like my card?

We would love you to come and join in with our current challenge which ends on Friday March 28th.
If you would like some inspiration then why not pop over HERE where my teamies have designed some stunning creations.

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;


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

Crafty hugs
Donna xx