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Friday, 13 July 2018

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Romantic Tilda with Parasol

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday, so we were blessed with some cooler weather for a couple of days this week, but the temperatures are rising again.

Today we have a new challenge beginning at Fussy and Fancy. Our lovely Beth is hosting our challenge for the next two weeks. She has chosen the theme:

Green and Pink.

I have coloured up another of my older Maggies, she is called 'Romantic Tilda with Parasol and I've coloured her with DI reinkers. I've added some Stardust Stickles to the parasol and socks.

I've cut the shape of the card with a Go Kreate XXL Flower Frame 1 die. 

The papers are by Craft and You and are called Bellissima Rosa. I have inked the edges with a Victorian Velvet distress ink pad.

The flowers, ribbon, lace, diamante and pearl embellishment, pearl trim and pearl string are from the Ribbon Girl.

The doily has been cut from a Fantasy die, and the paper doily and the chipboard heart is from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress, Shoes and Hat: Victorian Velvet
Flowers: Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Parasol: Bundled Sage, Shabby Sutters

The winner of the challenge will win a GDT spot for an upcoming challenge.

That's all from me today.

Have a lovely weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 6 July 2018

New Challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting - Ruby Sweet

Good morning everyone,

Well here we are again it's Friday already, wow this week has flown by.

We have a new challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting today. The theme as always is 'Anything Goes', however the DT were asked to include a number on their designs.

I decided to go for a vintage theme. I chose to colour up another gorgeous Ruby, have you seen the new ones in the shop? (you can find them here, you can buy them as a bundle, pre-coloured or black and white and you can also buy them in singles, I LOVE them, so watch this space. 

This little cutie is called 'Ruby Sweet' and I've coloured her with DI reinkers. Once she was printed I placed the largest of the Polkadoodles elegant nest dies over the top and cut with my die cutting machine.

I used an oval die to cut the shape of the card. The papers are from the Lil Miss Sugar Pops, Paper heaven 2 set. I've have used the yellowy coloured ones this time.

5 Printable Papers - Lil Miss Sugarpops Kit 1...Craft printable download digital stamps/digi scrap kit

The rest of the die cuts  have been cut in brown card and I've added some vintage white frantage around the edges.

I made the vintage flower by cutting the largest and second largest dies from the flowers 2 set in brown card, I then embossed it with a polka dot embossing folder. To finish off I added some gold gilding wax and added some gold and ivory stamens to the centre.

Flowers 2 - Craft cutting die

I found the numbers in my stash, they started off as black, and you can see how they turned out once I embossed them and  added the gold gilding wax.

Where possible I have added the links to the materials I have used at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.

The ribbon, lace (bow) pearl and diamante embellishment, rose and beaded stamens are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Gathered Twigs, Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Shoes: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany

The winner will win a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles download store and winners chosen by the top 3 will each a free digi stamp voucher.

That's all from me today.

Have a lovely weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations - Tilda Loves Balloon

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well. So the blistering heat goes on, I am not a fan, don't get me wrong, it is lovely to see the sunshine, but I struggle with the heat. It has turned really muggy here now too. 

Anyway, today we have a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and the theme is ......

 'All Tied Up' 
simply include a bow as your finishing touch.

That's a nice easy for me as I add bows to everything,  I can't make a card without one lol.

I have coloured up another older Maggie, yes I am still working my way through my old stamps. She is called Tilda with Balloon. I have coloured her with DI reinkers and added some Stardust stickles to her balloon and her socks.

The base of the card has been made using a rectangle die, the papers are from Maja and I've painted some white gesso around the edges. 

The die peeping out from the left is a Marianne die which I have cut twice to give some dimension, once in card and the second time with coordinating paper.

The wispy bits poking out from underneath the flowers is called Silsa, a huge bag cost me £1 from The Works.

I have included links to the materials I have used (where possible) at the bottom of this post.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Lace, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress, Hair Band and Shoes: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Balloon: Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage

There are TWO prizes up for grabs this month....

First prize:
Petal Lu - 30% discount from the store


Second prize:
Crafty Ribbons - a selection of these ribbons


That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 29 June 2018

Summer Wedding Tilda

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday:) 

I'm just popping in to share a shaker card I made. 

This little sweetie is by Magnolia and is called Summer Wedding Tilda.

I have used Distress reinkers to colour her and sprinkled a small amount of pink frantage around the outside of her.

The shaker element is made up of pink and cream sequins and I've added some pink pearl string around the outside of the shaker.

The flowers are a mixture of Ribbon Girl and some are from my crafty stash.

The ribbon, pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl. Although the diamante and pearl embellishment isn't from the Ribbon Girl, they sell some that are very similar.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique linen
Dress:  Gathered Twigs,
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany

That's all from me today, have a lovely weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Tilda with Flowers in her Pocket

Good morning,

Golly, it is so hot here in the south at the moment, I am not a fan of the heat, I think its an age thing as I used to love it, but nowadays I much prefer the autumn and winter. 

I am popping in today to share a card I made recently. 

The stamp is by Magnolia and she is called Tilda with Flower in her Pocket, I have coloured her with DI reinkers and sprinkled a little pink frantage around the outside . The flowers in the corners are from a Stempelglede 'Postcard' set of stamps.

The butterfly border die is by Joy Crafts and the die cut peeping out on the right is a Marianne corner die.

The lace, ribbon, pearl string and flowers are from my own crafty stash.

DI reinkers:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Shoes: Pumice Stone, Black Soot
T-shirt and Bows: Victorian velvet, Aged Mahogany
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Black Soot

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx


Friday, 22 June 2018

Some Exciting News!

Hi everyone,

Yay it's Friday, I hope you have had a good week.

Well I have some very exciting news to share with you. As you know I have been guest designing for Polkadoodles for a couple of weeks which I loved, but then I was contacted by Nikky to ask me join the team full time, wahoo, I am so excited and it only took a nano second to respond, so thank you Nikky for inviting me to be part of this awesome team.

So this is my first DT card. As always the challenge is 'Anything Goes' but the DT are always tasked with a theme. This time the team had to used pastel colours, well you know I love pastel colours so it wasn't a difficult one for me.

This gorgeous girl is called 'Surprise Gift Winnie' and I have coloured her with DI reinkers, but if colouring isn't your thing or you need to make a quick card, you can also buy her pre-coloured. (I have put links to both at the bottom of my post).

Winnie Celebrations 2...Surprise Gift  black/white digi stamp printable download Winnie Celebrations 2...Surprise gift  COLOURED digi stamp printable download
The gorgeous soft tone papers are also from Polkadoodles and they print out beautifully with a lovely texture.
5 Printable Papers - Lil Miss Sugarpops Kit 1...Craft printable download digital stamps/digi scrap kit

Just click here to go to the papers as the link is not working properly at the bottom of the post.

The sentiment is also from Polkadoodles from the Winnie Celebrations kit 1.

I printed Winnie onto watercolour card and cut her out with a curricular die, once coloured I mounted it onto a  LDRS butterfly wreath die cut, finishing it off with some white pearl string. The small butterflies are also part of of the die set.

The pom pom trim, most of the flowers, ribbon and lace 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, Shoes and Flower: Victorian Velvet
Bow, Ribbon and Tag: Evergreen Bough

The winner of this challenge will win a voucher to spend in the Polkadoodles download store and each of the top 3 selected by the DT will win a free digi stamp voucher to spend in the store and you don't have to use a Polkadoodles image to enter the challenge so it's well worth entering.

Well that's all from me today.

Have a lovely weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Dreamerland Crafts - Romantic Flowers

Hi everyone,

I am just popping in with a quick post to share one of the latest releases from Dreamerland Crafts.

For this card I used the Romantic Flowers set of stamps and masked them with the mail box and wall set.

Romantic Flowers Mail Box & Wall

I have coloured the scene with DI reinkers and added some pearl string around the edge.

The papers are by Maja which I have machine sewn around the edges.

The pretty die peeping out from the top is an LDRS die called Victoria Border.

The flowers, pearl trim, ribbon, lace, pearl flower embellishment and diamante and pearl embellishment are from the Ribbon Girl.

Links to 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, Black Soot
Dress and Shoes: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Flowers: Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Bear: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Stormy Sky, Hickory Smoke, Iced Spruce, Black Soot, Aged Mahogany
Wall: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Grass & Hedge: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutter.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 15 June 2018

New Challenge at Fussy & Fancy - Divine Tilda

Good morning,

I hope you are having a good week. It's been another super busy week at school, but hey ho its nearly the weekend:)

We begin a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy this morning. Our lovely Jules is hosting this challenge and she has chosen the theme:

Lace Buttons and Bows

My crafty mojo went walk about about at the weekend so I struggled to even make a card, but this is what I came up with.

The image is an older Magnolia stamp called 'Divine Tilda'. I have coloured her with DI reinkers, and added a few white dots to her dress with my white signo gel pen.  I have sprinkled some white frantage around the outside of the image.

The die cut heart is a Joy Crafts die, the paper doily is from my crafty stash.

The ribbon, lace (sorry its currently out of stock, but there is lots more gorgeous lace to choose from), twine, pearl trim and flowers are from the 

DI reinkers
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress, Bow and Boots: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Black Soot

The winner of the challenge will win a Guest Design spot in an upcoming challenge.

Thank you for popping in and have a wonderful weekend.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

New Challenge at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday - 'Hooray'

Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well.

We have a new challenge beginning at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday today and whilst the theme is

'Anything Goes'.
the DT were tasked to make a card with the theme 'shaped cards'.

There is a huge 35% discount on selected digital stamps and bundles until midnight tonight.

I chose to make a hexagon shaped card.

This little cutie is called 'Hooray' and I have coloured her with DI reinkers.  If colouring isn't your thing, or you need to make a quick card you can also buy her pre-coloured.

The pretty papers are from the Pink Heaven 6 (Work and Play 10 collection) and the sentiment is from the Winnie Kit 1 set.

The gorgeous ribbon, lace, flowers, silver glitter  and diamante embellishments are from the
 Ribbon Girl.

The 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
Top and Shoes: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Trousers: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Black Soot.

The random selected winner will win a voucher for THREE digis of your choice from the Polkadoodles digi store, plus there is a whopping 35% discount on downloads including digital kits, and digi stamps until midnight tonight. Pop over to the challenge blog for more info.

I had real trouble trying to get the image of the  the set of papers I used, so just in case it isn't showing the link is here.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

I  am joining in with the following challenges:
Crafty Girls Creations  - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude  - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations - Girl on a Bike

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well. So it's back to work for me this week. I had a lovely, but busy week off as we looked after my son's fur baby.  Her name is Kyra and she has just turned four, I thought I would share a pic, she is absolutely gorgeous, so soft and hasn't got a bad bone in her body.


Anyway, the reason I am here is that we have a new challenge beginning at Creative Inspirations. We were very lucky to be sent an image to play with from our sponsor, All Dressed Up

This months' challenge is called 

'Here comes the Sun'


This cutie is called 'Girl on a Bike' and I've coloured her with DI reinkers.

The lovely papers are by Stamperia, which I've edged with white gesso.

The banner has been with a Lala lands die cut in coordinating paper and once again edged with white gesso.

The flowers, lace, pearl trim, ribbon, diamante, Silver heart charm and crystal embellishment are from the Ribbon Girl

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut stain
Top: Victorian Velvet
Bike and Trousers: Hickory Smoke
Basket: Gathered Twigs
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw


The lucky winner will win two images of their choice.


That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 1 June 2018

New Challenge Marvelous Magnolia - Tilda Enjoying Summer

Hi everyone,

I hope you well and are having a good week. 

Today we begin a new 'Anything Goes' challenge at Marvelous Magnolia.

I've coloured up Tilda Enjoying Summer with DI reinkers and masked her with Shabby Chic fence.

The swirl die is a Magnolia doohickeys die and the butterflies and die peeping out of the top are joy Craft dies.

Most of the flowers, ribbon, lace, and square pearl trim and pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl, links are at the bottom of my post, just click on a picture to be taken to the product.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Top: Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves
Dungarees: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Fence: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Grass and Ivy: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

That's all from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Polkadoodles Digi Tuesday Challenge - Ruby Hey There

Hi everyone,

School has broken up for half term, so I have a week off - yay! It has been so busy so far, it was my birthday yesterday and I had a lovely day and thoroughly spoilt. I also visited my eldest son at the weekend and we have our youngest sons dog staying with us whilst he is sunning himself in Cyprus.

I am so excited to be guest designing for Polkadoodles for the next 8 weeks.

You can find the the challenge here which is 'Anything Goes' for everyone except the DT. We were challenged to make a creation with the theme 'Use Something not for Purpose'. I struggled a bit with this but lucky for me they gave us a bit of help and suggested straws, pegs, well tank goodness I have both of these in my stash. As a bonus today you can get 35% off on selected downloads in the store today.

So for my first GDT card I have coloured up 'Ruby Hey there'.

I have coloured her with DI reinkers and added some pink frantage around the outside of the image. to finish it I have added some pink pearl string.

The die peeping out on the left hand side is a LDRS die.

The papers,  and sentiment are from a digi from Polkadoodles, links are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product. The die cut flowers are also from Polkadoodles.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain Antique Linen
Dress and Bag: Hickory Smoke, Victorian Velvet
Shoes and Flower: Victorian Velvet

The winner chosen by random will win 3 digis of their choice.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs

Sunday, 27 May 2018

New Challenge at LHOSM - Hello Little Butterfly

Hi everyone,

It's a Bank Holiday weekend for those of us in the U.K. I hope you are having a fabulous time and the weather is being kind to you. It is nice and warm, here in the south.

We have a new challenge beginning at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia today. Our theme for this challenge is:

Summer
(this can be summery backing paper, summer image, flowers, butterflies, anything to do with summer).

I have coloured up another older Tilda's called Hello Little Butterfly Tilda  and masked her with the Open Gate stamp. I used DI reinkers to colour the scene.
  
The papers are by Maja called Love is in the Air and I've machine stitched the edges. 

I've placed some ivory pearl string around the outside of the image. The die cut corner has been cut  from a Robert Addams set of 4 dies.

The butterflies have been cut from a Joy Crafts die in coordinating papers and I've added some ivory pearl trim to the centre.

The die cut peeping out of the top is a large Marianne corner.

Most of the flowers, lace, pink glitter ribbon, pearl trim, pearl string, double row pearl trim, pearl cluster and sparkly gem butterfly charm are from the Ribbon Girl. There is currently 15% discount across the whole of the shop, which runs until the 2nd June.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Victorian Velvet, Hickory Smoke
Gate: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

The winner will win a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge.

After this challenge the DT are taking a well earned summer break, but we will back towards the end of August.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Tilda with Heart Rice

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and enjoying the mini heatwave. It is set to get hotter here over the weekend.
I am a little behind with my makes as I was unwell for a few days last week and I just wasn't able to make anything. I am feeling much better now, but have some catching up to do.

I have coloured up Tilda with Heart Rice and coloured her with DI reinkers.

The shape of the card has been cut with a Crealies rectangle die and the papers are by Maja from the Denim collection which I have machine sewn around the edges.

The flower edge border is a Joy Crafts die and the the corner sitting above the image is a Marianne die cut.

All the beautiful flowers, butterfly and flower lace appliques, pearl trim and seam binding ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.  The Ribbon Girl currently have  15% off everything in the shop until 2nd June:).

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees and Shoes: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Top: Victorian Velvet
Heart Rice: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Black Soot, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 18 May 2018

New challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Polkadoodles Shoes, Shoes Shoes

Hi everyone,

It's time for a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Our lovely Jo is hosting this challenge and she has chosen the theme of:

Favourite Florals

I have coloured up another of my Polkadoodles stamps which I recently bought at Ally Pally. This gorgeous stamp is called Shoes, Shoes Shoes. I have coloured her with DI reinkers and added some white spots to her dress with my signo gel pen.


Peeping out of the top of the card is a paper doily. The die on the left hand side of the page is a Joy Crafts Circles and Flowers die and the heart die is a Fantasy die.


The gorgeous white organza spot ribbon, lace, pearl trim, silver glitter embellishment and flowers are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Dress and Shoe Stand: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Bows and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

The winner of this challenge will win a Guest Design spot for an upcoming challenge.

Thank you for popping in.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Tilda with Hellebores

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a good week so far.

I made this card recently which is full of  beautiful goodies from the Ribbon Girl.

I stamped out another of my older Maggies, this one is  called Tilda with Hellebores, its another of my favourite images.  I have coloured her with DI reinkers in two of my favourite colour combos brown and pink and added some pink frantage around the outside. Once stamped I cut the oval shape with a Spellbinders oval die and added some ivory pearl string around the outside, then mounted the die cut onto a Joy Crafts die.

The butterfly border and butterflies are also Joy Crafts dies.

The flowers, gorgeous organza spot ribbon, pearl and diamante embellishment, loopy trim, lace, flowers, twine, pearl string, pearl trim and  beautiful pink heart applique are all from the Ribbon Girl. Links 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, Picked Raspberry
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Boots: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Hellebores: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany

Don't forget the current theme at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia is an easy peasy 'Anything Goes'. There are also some amazing exclusive offers up for grabs, just for LHOSM followers.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Tilda with Spring Flowers

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a good weekend. It has been lovely and sunny here today.

I am popping in to share a shaker card I made recently.

I stamped up this sweet Tilda called Tilda with Spring Flowers and added some pink and ivory sequins for the shaker element which were a gift from a lovely crafting friend. 

I stamped Tilda onto some Artiostico extra white watercolour paper with timber brown staz on ink and coloured her with DI reinkers. The final step was to sprinkle some pink frantage around the outside of the image and heat set it with a heat gun, before adding the sequins and acetate.

The shape of the card has been cut with a Go Kreate Flower die and the papers are by Maja from the Celebration collection which I have edged with white gesso.

The die cuts I have used on this card are cut from Joy Crafts and Fantasy dies.

Most of the beautiful flowers, ribbon, pearl trim and pearl and diamante flower are from the 

 DI list
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Dress: Victorian Velvet
Flowers: Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 11 May 2018

Tilda Binding Flowers

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday, I hope you have all had a good week.

I'm just popping in to share a card I made last week.

I have coloured up Tilda Binding Flowers with distress ink reinkers.

The shape of  the card has been cut with a Gummiapan postage nesting set of dies. The papers are by Maja and I've painted the edges with white gesso.

The pretty die down the left hand side has been cut with a LDRS Victorian Border die. The butterflies and french lilies on the right hand side are Joy Craft dies.

The beautiful flowers, lace, ribbon, pearl string, pearl and diamante flower embellishment and pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Shoes: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot

That's all from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Monday, 7 May 2018

Sending Wishes

Hi everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the extended weekend if you are in the U.K. Crikey it was glorious weather, if a little too hot for me. It was a fairly relaxing weekend. Phil and I went on a 7.5 mile bike ride this morning, but that was early before it became too hot. The rest of time I was either in my craft room or sat in the shade doing some crocheting.

I am popping in to share another Polkadoodles card, I am really enjoying colouring up these cute images. This gorgeous stamp is called 'Sending Wishes'.

I painted the image with DI reinkers and wanted the colour to be quite soft.

The flowers in the two corners, the postcard and the postage stamps are from a Stempelglede 'Postcard from Paris' set of stamps. Tucked underneath the postage card is a Fantasy doily die cut. The birch leaves are also cut from a Fantasy die.

The small pink envelope has been cut from a Woodware punch.

The lace, silver butterfly and pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl. The pink organza ribbon is from my stash, but the RG have lots of beautiful ribbons to choose from.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress, Shoes and Bows: Victorian Velvet
Envelope: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

I am entering this card into the Polkadoodles Crafting challenge

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Good morning,

Today we have a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and the challenge for this month is .....

Clean and Simple or Fussy and Fancy.

Well you know which one I picked, yes Fussy and Fancy, lol.

We were very lucky to be given an image to use by our sponsor........



This little sweetie is called 'Freshly Harvested'. I have coloured her with DI reinkers and added some white spots to her head scarf with my Signo gel Pen.

I cut the the butterflies and spade with Joy Crafts dies and the birch leaves have been cut from  a Fantasy die.

The pearl string, pearl trim, lace, cheesecloth and some of the flowers are from the Ribbon Girl

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered twigs, Walnut Stain,
Top and Flip Flops: Victorian Velvet
Shorts & Headscarf: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Basket: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters,
Soil: Gathered Twigs

As I said earlier in the post, our sponsor for this challenge is ....

The Paper Shelter



The lucky winner of this challenge will win THREE  digi images of their choice.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx