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Sunday, 7 January 2018

New Challenge Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

Happy Sunday to you, I hope you are all well and had a good week. It is a bit colder here today, but thankfully the strong winds have now subsided. 

Our first challenge of the 2018 begins at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia today and we have a popular challenge of:

Anything Goes

Before I get onto my card we are looking for a couple of new teamies to join our Mid-way team, so if you are a Maggie lover and would like to join a friendly family, there are two ways you can enter:

Put DT after your name when you link up your card OR email either Jay or myself (our addresses are in the side bar) including a link to your blog.

All we ask is that you make a card once a month following the set theme, comment on the challenge entries (you will be given a number)  and if possible share on Facebook, Instagram etc.

I have coloured up London Tilda, but omitted the phone box die that comes with it. I have coloured her with DI reinkers.

The trees in the background have been drawn by myself - yep no stamp, I am quite pleased with how they have turned out.  I used a mixture of watercolour paints and DI reinkers to colour the background scene.

To make the shape of the card, I have cut a create-abilities rectangle die in white card and then cut my chosen papers which are Marja and distressed the edges using a paper distresser tool.

I also cut two Joy Crafts dies,  Border Edge and Scalloped Edged Die with Flowers and finished off with some pearl gems. 

The pink lace is from my crafty stash.

The flowers are a mixture from the Ribbon Girl and again my own stash. The pearl string is also from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Umbrella and Boots: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Trees: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot

Background - mixture of watercolour paints.

Our wonderful sponsor for the next four weeks is

Wild Orchid Crafts

You could win a £20 voucher to spend in their on line store.

So that is all from me for today, if you have a chance pop over and take a peep at what my teamies have made for the challenge, they are gorgeous.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Thank you for popping in.

Gina xx


  1. Oooo what a gorgeous scene you have created Gina. A very pretty card.

  2. Such great depth and tone here Gina.

  3. WOW!!! This is absolutely divine!!! You clever girl, your so talented honey! Very beautiful card throughout. Love all the embellies and design, that make this a really girly card.
    Crafty Cuddles Jay xx

  4. This is so pretty Gina and I love that you painted the trees yourself, lovely work as always
    Anne x

  5. Hello Gina,
    Very nice creation.!
    Pretty and sweet in pink.
    Hugs Doris

  6. Such a beautiful card and image thanks for sharing!

  7. ooooh wowie, I absolutely adore the background, it's divine! I wish my DI colouring was THIS good!
    I love the card and the beautiful layout and embellishments.
    xx, Ally