New Magnolia Challenge Blog

Hi, if you're a Magnolia fan like me, you'll be excited to know Magnolia will be running their own weekly challenges as of June 6th. It's called The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge. Prizes will be sent to the winners directly from Magnolia in Sweden and we get the pleasure of seeing their DT creations every week!  I look forward to seeing you there!

Teenage Card

This is a last minute card I made for my son for his 13th Birthday. Although I knew it needed to be made there was so much else to do so it was left to last. I have used a Kenny Ks digital image called air guitar, coloured with copics along with  Kaisercraft's Shaken not Stirred paper pad. Text and numbers are foil and have been cut with Ecraft cutter.
I am enetering this in
Do It With Digis - All about the Boys

Gift card holder

Hi, today I have a gift card holder to share with you. A very dear lady that lived next door to me when I was growing up is celebrating her 90th Birthday today. I was extremely lucky to have both her and her husband as extra grandparents throughout my life, as the only ones I had lived 8 hours away. As a very small child (still in nappies) I would sneak out the  house to join them for breakfast at 6am each morning. When Mum and Dad found out and put an extra lock on the door I just jumped out my metre high window instead. Mmmmm! She loves playing lotto and so I have a few tickets to give to her along with her gift. This is what I made to put them in.

I am entering this into the following challenges,
Ooh La La Creations Challenge - Fancy folds
Paper Romance Challenges - Anything but a Card
Papertake Weekly - Pale, Pretty Pastels

Masculine card

Hi all, this was a hard one as I often find it difficult to make men/boys cards. Must be the lack of all things pretty. But it's my Uncle's birthday this week and I came across a sketch with a spin challenge at The Sweet Stop. The twist is, it has to be masculine. I combined this with the challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers which is dry emboss your background and here is what I came up with.

Stamp is Magnolia- Sea background from the BonVoyage collection. I have coloured with copics, and used  'stormy sky' distress ink with my inkessentials blending tool for the sky. Top of waves have some stickles and die is from spellbinders.

It's Tilda again..

 Hello to you all, it's been great catching up on some blog hopping today. It makes for great inspiration! As it was another cold day here I took the opportunity to finish another card. I have used 'Tilda with Balloon' and 'Balloon Background' stamps. I have coloured with copics and glittered the balloons and this would have to be one of my favourite colour combos.

I am enetering the following challenges,
Just Magnolia - Make it Lacey
Die Cut Dreams challenge - Princess Birthday
Magnolia Down Under  - My favourite things
this includes, lace, flowers, glitter, pink, colouring with copics, doilies, dies and of course Magnolia stamps!
Divas by Design - Anything goes
and Magnolia-licious challenge - Sketch (see below)

Have a great week.

Tulip Wheelbarrow

Hi, I'm pleased blogger is now working again so I can show you my Get Well card. I have used the Magnolia 'Tulip Wheelbarrow' stamp from the Butterfly Dreams collection. The mauve paper with the butterflies is from the same collection and the spotted paper is one from a long time ago and I have no idea what it is. I have used the Magnolia swirl die and spellbinder die for the sentiment. The gorgeous butterfly buckle is really pretty, so I used it on the bow. You can find them HERE.

 I even managed to decorate the inside of the card this time. I have used part of the 'Tulip Walkway' stamp.
As usual I have coloured with copics, the tulips were coloured with V0000, V01, V12 and a little RV34.
I am entering this card in the following challenges,
Charisma Cardz Challenge - 'Under the Weather'
Pixie Dust Studio - "Make it Shiny"
Oldie but a Goodie - Say it with flowers
and Stamp with Fun - Sketch Challenge (see below)

Paper Sundaes DT Call

Paper Sundaes currently has a call out for 3 new DT members, I have never been on a design team before so I thought this would be a great time to give it a go. Not to mention an even better excuse to get crafting every week. Thanks for the chance girls!
We have to provide 3 samples of our creations, two of which must be cards, but you will notice 4 because I just couldn't make up my mind!  We'll see how I go.

Card for Mum

Hello, I hope you have all spoilt your Mum's today and for those of you that are mother's yourselves I hope your day has been special also. This is the card I made for my Mum. Quite awhile ago she spotted the Prima butterflies and matching flowers in my stash and mentioned how nice they were. (I got the hint!) Blue rose is also from Prima and the white one is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Papers are all Prima and so is the lace. I have used the green ribbon I have had for ages along with the chipboard flourishes and feathers. It turned out very pretty and most importantly Mum liked it. Stamp is an old one from Kaisercraft, it was the only one I had that said happy Mother's Day.
I am entering this card in,
Wild Orchid Challenge - White with two with a twist
Flutter By Wednesday - OPEN but remember to use a butterfly, fairy or angel.

Blog Candy

This month, to coincide with the blog candy giveaway at Scrapbooking Allsorts, both  Tracey and I have decided to share a little bit more. For your chance to win this yummy candy you need to;
Be a follower of this blog and leave
me a comment, yep that's it! 
You are also welcome to put a link on
your own blog if you like.
You have until May 31st to enter and the winner will be posted at the start of June. Good Luck!