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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.

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

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope your week is off to a good start.

Today we have a new challenge beginning at Marvelous Magnolia and the theme is 

Anything Goes

I have coloured up Tilda with Heartphone and coloured her with distress reinkers.

The shape of the card has cut been with a rectangle die. I've then cut some bits and pieces from a LDRS set of dies called 'Clipped Together'.

The pink papers are by Magnolia and I've embossed some silver/grey card to compliment it.

The corner die is cut  from a set of four corners by Robert Addams.

The roses, pearl trim, lace smooth and beaded stamens are from the Ribbon Girl.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Top, Hairband, Phone and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Trousers and Phone: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

My teamies have made some beautiful creations, pop over and have a peek if you have a mo.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 29 April 2018

New Challenge at LHOSM - Country Girl Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Today we have a new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia. Our easy peasy theme for the next four weeks is....

Anything Goes

I have coloured up Country Girl Tilda and masked her with Happy Swing and Swing Branch. The background scene I painted myself.

I made the shape of the card by cutting a Presscut rectangle die.

The paper is by Magnolia, I've had it in my stash for ages, but never wanted to use it lol. I have painted white gesso around the edges.

The dies peeping out on the left and right hand side and the butterflies are Joy Crafts dies.

The lace, ribbon and flowers are from mys own crafty stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Victorian Velvet
Top: Hickory ~Smoke
Shoes: Pumice Stone

Tree Branch: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Swing: Walnut Stain, Black Soot

Background: A range of watercolour paints.

Our lovely sponsor for his challenge is:

Suha is once again offering some amazing discounts just for the LHOSM challenge blog.


She has the new collections Class Trip including the new Suitcase die and the Fixer Upper collection in stock:

Suha is offering the following discounts just for LHOSM followers:

·         10% off everything including kits, there are a couple of Vol. 19 left.

        Use: TILDA10 at checkout. Valid to 5 May 18. Minimum purchase £20.
   ·         £1 off each stamp and die added to cart use FEELGOOD at checkout.
The feelgood discount works for FIXER UPPER and CLASS TRIP:
http://shop.swedishhousecrafts.co.uk/products/designer/magnolia-stamps/collections/2018/2018-class-trip/
http://shop.swedishhousecrafts.co.uk/products/designer/magnolia-stamps/collections/2018/2018-fixer-upper/

The Fixer Upper complete collection for already discounted price. If you use Tilda10 at checkout you will get even another 10% discount. 
http://shop.swedishhousecrafts.co.uk/fixer-upper-complete-collection/

TIP:  Check which is greater discount for you to enjoy

Zodiac Collection:
If anyone is interested in the complete collection (12 stamps), Suha taking reservations without payment, but complete commitment. When she has enough orders, she can then place one big order. The price for one complete collection of 2014-Zodiac (12 stamps) is £89.00 excl. VAT (£106.80 incl. VAT) depending on where you are in the world is. This is not available in the shop but by email reservation. Just let us know if you are interested and once we have a minimum of 3 orders, Suha will order them, at this point she will require half of the payment and the following half when the shipment is ready to send, this is a special offer for the LHOSM followers only.  

http://shop.swedishhousecrafts.co.uk/products/designer/magnolia-stamps/collections/2009-2014/2014-zodiac/

If there are any other collections that you are interested in as complete collection from older collections, Suha is happy to get them and offer them at a very good price, but there has to be a minimum of 3 CC orders. 

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx


Friday, 20 April 2018

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Winnie Fairy Sparkle

Good morning,

Wow, what gorgeous weather we have had here in the south of the U.K. this week. I hope you have had a good week, just a few more hours and it will be the weekend yay!

We have a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy today and its my turn to host for the next couple of weeks, so I have chosen the theme....

Add a Die Cut

I was very lucky to go to Ally Pally a couple of weeks ago and bought a few Polkadoodles stamps to try out as well as a few other things:)

This little sweetie is called 'Winnie Fairy Sparkle' and I have coloured her with distress reinkers. I added a small amount of frantage around the outside of the image and some stardust stickles to her wand.

You can just about make out some cheesecloth which I've placed underneath the image.

I've cut a few new dies which I also bought at Ally Pally.On the left hand side is a LDRS crown glory border die. The corner die comes in a pack of four by Robert Addams and the die peeping out underneath the flowers on the right hand side is a Fantasy die. The butterfly is an old  Joy Crafts die.

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

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany
Wings: Weathered Wood
Teddy: Gathered Twigs
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood

The winner  will join us in an upcoming challenge.

That's all from me today.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

I would like to enter this card into the
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Midway post - Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. What fabulous weather we had yesterday, I managed to spend a bit of time tidying up the garden.  We are still decorating, but I think it will be finished by the end of next week.

Today I am joining in with the mid-way post at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia.

Our current challenge is .....
Spring Flowers

On this card, the roses are my spring flowers, you would think they are a summer flower, but you do get species that bloom in spring.

This Maggie is another of my older stamps and she is called 'Sneaky Tilda'. 

I stamped her onto a some Artistico extra white watercolour card and cut her with a Spellbinder oval die. Once she was coloured with distress reinkers, I mounted her onto a Joy Crafts die cut and added some pearl string.

The die cuts on the left and right hand side of the card are by Joy Crafts and Little Darlings

I made the butterfly out of air dry clay and a mould and added some pearl trim along the centre.

The flowers, lace, ribbon bow and bronze butterfly charm are from my crafty stash.

The furry bon bon (just above the pink and brown roses on the left hand side of the card) is from Noor Design U.K (Crafteezee).

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

Our sponsor for this challenge is:



That's all from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Tilda with Little Pocket

Good morning,

I hope you are all well. You wouldn't' believe it is Spring, we have had so much rain lately. Its a busy time here as we are decorating the hall. The good thing about my hubby is once he sets his mind to something he really cracks on with it. The worst part of it is out of the way now, we have finished stripping the old wall paper, the ceilings and coveings are painted and he has started hanging the wallpaper.

I thought I would pop in to share a card I made for fun. I have been practicing my drawing skills and had another go at a background scene using various watercolour paints. Tilda has been coloured with distress reinkers.

This gorgeous Tilda is called 'Tilda with Little Pocket' another old stamp, I am not so keen on the  new stamps that Magnolia are bringing out at the moment.

The shape of the card has been cut with a Presscut die and the papers have been edged with white gesso.

The pretty die cut peeping out of the left hand side is a Fantasy die and the on the right is a Joy Crafts die. At the top of the card is a Marianne corner die which has been cut in coordinating paper and I've placed a peal gem in the centre.

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

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Clothes: Victorian Velvet, Black soot
Shoes: Gathered Twigs
Flowers: Milled Lavender, Victorian Velvet, Forest moss, Shabby Shutters

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations - Feeling Good

Good morning,

We have a new challenge at Creative Inspirations today and our theme is .......

Springtime

I have coloured up a Dreamerland crafts stamp called 'Feeling Good' with distress reinkers.   Dreamerland Crafts have just released their new spring stamps, including a range of mixed stamps and  they have released this stamp which comes with some stamps to enable you to  design your own background.

Mix & Match clear stamp set M18304

The cherry blossom tree I drew myself and painted it with watercolour paints.

The papers are by Anna Marie called Blissful Green.

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

Di list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Girl
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Victorian Velvet
Boy
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Shirt and Shoes: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Trousers: Hickory Smoke
Bike: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Tree and Bushes: mixture of watercolour paints.

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and they are giving away a very generous £20 voucher as a prize.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Monday, 2 April 2018

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia - Tilda with Spitz Pocket


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Hi everyone,

I am a little late with this post, but as I already had two posts go out yesterday, I thought I would spread it out a bit.

This card is for the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Marvelous Magnolia.

I have coloured up Tilda with Spitz Pocket and masked her with Tulip Wheelbarrow, both are fairly old stamps with DI reinkers.

The shape of the card has been cut with a Go Kreate Frilly #6 die.

The papers are by Maja from the 'Celebration' collection.

The dies I have used on this card are a mixture of Joy Crafts and Fantasy.

Most of the flowers, lace, crystal, ribbon, pearl trim, silver glitter and pale pink crystal and diamante embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Wheelbarrow: Gathered Twigs
Tulips: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Black Soot, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx