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Sunday, 27 March 2016

New challenge at LHOSM - Tilda with Star Diadem

Hello my lovelies,

Happy Easter Sunday to you all, I hope you are enjoying your Easter break and some chocolate too. We are having a family get together with our sons today.

Today we have a brand new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia and our theme is Pearls or Gems (we all love to embellish our cards don't we?).

I have coloured up the very sweet Tilda with Star Diadem using DI reinkers and  added some Star Dust stickles to her wings.

I've used my favourite Crealie XXL die 24 die (at the moment) to create the shape. The papers are by Maja and they have been distressed around the edges using a Tim Holtz paper distresser.

On the left hand side I have cut a joy butterfly edge die and placed it under the papers and added a few pearls along the bodies of the butterflies.

Just peeping out of the top is paper doily. The metal corner is actually bronze colour but I've painted it white using Gesso. 

The lace, ribbon, pearls and flowers are from my stash and I've glued some pearl gems into the centre of the roses.

DI list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Hickory Smoke, Black
Dress: Weathered Wood
Rose: Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

This time we are sponsored by Live and Love Crafts and you could win:


to spend in Sandy's lovely shop.

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx


Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Ribbon Girl Inspiration Post - Tilda with Spitz Pocket

Hi everyone,

Sorry, but I've been a bad blogger recently and it's been a just over a week since I last posted, but I am so busy at the moment and time has passed so quickly. One more day of school before the Easter break and then I'm off for two weeks yay!! 

Anyway today I am sharing a card an inspiration card for the Ribbon Girl

This is Tilda with Spitz Pocket masked with Shabby Chic Fence and coloured with DI reinkers and I've added a little Star Dust Stickles to her socks.

For a change I decided to colour her in soft pastel colours, see below the picture for the colours list.

The shape has been cut from my new rectangle Crealies die, which I am so in love with.

The papers are by Lemoncraft from the House of Roses collection called Time Flies, the edges have been distressed using a Tim Holtz paper distresser.  

On both sides of the card, I have punched out a border using a Martha Stewart punch in co-ordinating papers and fixed some pearl string along the edges.

Along the top again I have cut a Joy die again in co-ordinating papers. The frame placed over Tilda and the butterfly are also Joy dies. The swirl and ferns are Magnolia Doohickey dies.

The papers, lace, ribbon, pearls, flowers, stickles and diamante pearl embellishment are from the Ribbon Girl. Links to the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Spun Sugar
Shoes and Fence: Hickory Smoke
Grass: Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters

That's it from me today.

Thank you so much for popping in and for taking the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate it and love reading them.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Free Spirit Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend although that seems a long time ago now. We have been having the most beautiful weather here in the south of the U.K, there hasn't been a cloud in the sky for the last few days, but it all changed today, it has been a very dull and overcast day.

Today I am showcasing a card I made recently using a Magnolia stamp 'Free Spirit Tilda. I have coloured her using DI reinkers.

The shape of the card is made using an XXL Crealies Double Stitch die, I am loving the rectangle shape at the moment. 

The papers are by Maja from the Vintage Summer Basics paper pad and I have distressed them around the edges. The die on the left hand side is by Joy from Noor Design U.K. I have cut it twice, once in white card and secondly with the papers. Tilda is sitting on a die from a Marianne set of dies.

The beautiful flowers, lace, papers,  pearls and ribbon are from Ribbon Girl, links to the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.   

Di list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Shoes and Flowers: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take Care.

Hugs
Gina xx



Friday, 11 March 2016

New challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Things with Wings

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have had a good week, well Friday is here at last thank goodness, it has been a very tiring week. 

Today we have a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy and this time the lovely Annie is hosting and the challenge for the next two weeks and the theme she has chosen is: 'Things with wings' for the theme.

I bought this stamp just after Christmas and this is the first chance I have had to colour her up. The stamp is called 'Lucinda's Joy' and is a Little Darlings stamp. I have coloured her with DI re-inkers and covered her wings with some Star Dust Stickles to give a lovely glittery finish.

The butterflies are a Tim Holtz on the edge die and I've added some structure paste to the outside of the wings and placed some pearl string in the centre. The leaves and tag are Joy dies from Noor Design U.K.

The ribbon, and lace are from my stash, but the small lace bow and the lace attached to the tag are made from lace from the Ribbon Girls


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Grand Espresso
Clothes: Victorian Velvet
Wings: Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar

This time we are being sponsored by Sweet Lilac Flowers

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Reminder card for Paradise of Stamps - Tilda with Flowing Hair

Good morning,

I hope your week is off to a good start.

This morning I am sharing my reminder  card for the current challenge at Paradise of Stamps and the challenge is 'Go all Girly'. 

I have coloured up an old Maggie called 'Tilda with Flowing Hair'. The papers are by Maja from the Vintage Autumn paper pad. Most of the dies are by Joy from Noor Design U.K, but the doily peeping out at the top is a Tim Hotz Doily on the edge die.

In the centre of the butterfly I have placed a Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Pen Knib and painted a little structure paste on the on top.

The pearls, lace, flowers and spider web materials are from my stash. Links to the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Shoes: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar
Basket: Gathered Twigs
Flowers and Leaves Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, Dusty Concord

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 6 March 2016

New Card Challenge at the Ribbon Girl

Good morning everyone,

We are celebrating Mother's day here in the the U.K. today, so Happy Mother's day to all you Mum's out there, I hope you have a fab day! I spent a wonderful day  with my sons yesterday and they spoilt me rotten.

We have  a new card challenge at the Ribbon Girls this morning.  The theme is 'Anything Goes', this can be in the form of any theme, any shape, but it must be a card. The challenge will run for the next two weeks and 3 winners will be chosen at random. 

I have coloured up an LOTV stamp called 'Annabel Texting' and sprinkled some frantage around the outside of the image.The shape has been cut using my new Crealies stitched nesting dies.The papers are by Maja, Princess Margaret's Garden. Behind the image I have placed some corrugated cardboard which has had some white modelling paste smeared over it and some Rebecca ivory lace and ivory pearl string added to the left hand side. 

I have cut  a Joy die butterfly edge in matching papers which I have added to the left hand side of the card.  

All the beautiful embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl. I just adore the sugar sprinkles sheer ribbon and it comes in several different colours! Links to the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the link.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain,  Antique Linen
Dungarees: Gathered Twigs
Top and Bow: Abandoned Coral
Shoes and Phone: Hickory Smoke

There are THREE very generous prizes up for grabs this time:

1st Prize:

Ribbon Girl

An assortment of ribbon, lace and embellishments, similar to the picture below

2nd Prize:
6 x 6 pad of Maja Design Paper sent to you directly from the  home of Maja in Sweden




3rd Prize:
Lili of the Valley

A stamp of your choice from:



Well that's it from me today, come and join us, you will be in with a chance of winning one of the wonderful  prizes above.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx