Hi, sorry I haven't been around for quite sometime. I just haven't had anything to share as I have carpal tunnel in both my wrists. Today I do have something though. Many months ago I was asked to design a card for The Ribbon Girl, what an honour, and here it is!
I have used white crazy mesh, 22mm flat lace white scallop, 38mm blue silky crush ribbon,
dragonfly charm, rose and pearl organza, beaded clear crystal leaves,

and liquid pearls, all of these products are from The Ribbon Girl.
Check out The Ribbon Girl BLOG for more inspiration and lots of fun giveaways.

Celebrate with a Dance

Hello to all, it's certainly been awhile.
The easel card I have to share today has been created using my Spellbinders dies for something different.
For our challenge over at Simply Magnolia this week, the theme is Gingham & Stitching and we are sponsored by The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

Stamps- Magnolia, Tilda Learning to Dance and text is Grace Taylor.
Papers - Magnolia Strawberry Plaid and Victoria Gardens (Echo Park)
Colored with Copics and topped with stickles.
Dies are all from Spellbinders

I am entering these following challenges,
Paperplay Challenges - Shaped Card
Stamptacular Sunday - Shape It Up
Midweek Magnolias - 2 Dies or Punches
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Have a great week

It's Strawberry Tilda!

Hi, it's a new EMBOSSING challenge this week at Simply Magnolia and we are sponsored by Mary and Andrea at The Ribbon Girl. I had been trying for ages to get this stamp inked up and with the kids being on school holidays for the last 2 weeks I didn't think I would get this finished in time. Thankfully I got a little crafty time to myself today!

Stamps - Magnolia, Strawberry Tilda and Text
Stempelglede, Grunge Flourish Hearts
Papers - Magnolia
Medium - Copics
Antique Sand Embossing Powder
Flowers - Prima
Square Doily
Checked Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Pins - Made by me!
I am entering the following fun challenges,
Totally Tilda - Tilda & a Magnolia Sentiment
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Tilda Only
Totally Papercrafts - Lots of  Layers
Simon Says Stamp - Let's Get Fruity
Papertake Weekly - Strawberries and Cream
Stamp with Fun - Favourite Stamp (Magnolia of course!)

Have a great week!

Koala Hug

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Simply Magnolia.
For this challenge we are sponsored by Magnolia-licious and the theme is Tilda with an Animal.
There are heaps of stamps to use so why not join us.
I have used "Koala Hug" it's absolutely adorable and I'm really quite pleased with
how my card turned out. Especially as I have used 3 of my least favourite colours! 
I have coloured with Copics,
Skin - E000, E00, E11
Hair/Ground - E50, E53, E55 E25
Dress/Hat/Grass - YG61, YG63, YG67, G40, G99
Hat band/Shoes - E40, E41, E43, E44 
Koala - W1, W3, W5, W7 & Colourless blender
Pearls have been coloured with Y21
Background - Stormy Sky Distress Ink
Kaisercraft Skeleton leaves inked with Bundled Sage Distress Ink

Stamp - Magnolia, Koala Hug
Paper - Kaisercraft, Blae & Ivy
Dies - Spellbinders & Magnolia
Flowers and Lace - The Ribbon Girl
Edges have been distressed with Black Soot Distress Ink

I am entering the following challenges,
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias - Lovely Lace
The Crafty Pad - It's Natural Challenge

Baby Edwin

 Good morning all, today I have a decorated a kraft bag using Baby Edwin.
I don't know anyone who has recently had a baby boy,
but you never know when this will come in handy.
It's perfect for some little gifts.

Stamp is Baby Edwin from Magnolia
Coloured with Copic markers
Papers are Magnolia
Dies are Magnolia and Spellbinders
Ribbon, mesh & twine from The Ribbon Girl
Text - Kaisercraft rubons

I'm entering the following challenges,
Just Magnolia - Banner
Dutch Magnolia Lovers - Anything but a Card
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Copic Oz - Use your Colourless Blender
Paperplay Challenges - Flags/Pennants/Banners

Rosegarden Tilda

Here is my DT card for Simply Magnolia, the current challenge is Garden Blooms. Tracey and I at Scrapbooking Allsorts are sponsoring the prize this time round. So head on over and see all the lovely DT creations and if your interested we are also having a DT Call.

Stamps - Magnolia,  Rosegarden Tilda and Wedding Arch
Colouring medium - Copics
Paper - Magnolia
Dies - Magnolia and Marianne Design
Punch - Martha Stewart
White resin corners are Prima

Challenges I am entering,
Divas by Design - To Die For
Stampin for the Weekend - Show your Style
(Pretty and Girly)
Allsorts Challenge - Any Die Will Do!

Waterlily Pocket Card

Today's card is I created with a pocket for a couple of tags. I love this Tilda it was the first one I coloured when my Magnolia stamp club kit arrived and I have only just got around to finishing it. I have left the tags blank until I decide what occasion I use this card for.

Stamp -  Magnolia, Waterlily
Text stamp - Whiff of Joy
Dies - Memory Box Clouds, Magnolia Tags
Punches - Martha stewart Doily punch & Carl Butterfly
Papers - Magnolia
Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Pins - Homemade
I have also used pearls, stickles, liquid pearls and various flowers.

I am entering the following challenges,
Magnolia-licious - Water, water everywhere
Totally Tilda - Clouds
Cute Card Thursday - Punch Drunk!
Divas by Design - Summer theme
All that Scraps - Anything Goes


Well it's been but I'm back with another DT card for Simply Magnolia. Our challenge this week is Fancy Folds and Friendship, which is sponsored by Creative Treasures.
It's difficult to see my folds, but this image will give you an idea.

Stamp - Tilda with Teddybear, Lily of the Valley (text)
Paper - Magnolia
Dies - Magnolia
Colour - Copics
Flowers - Prima, WOC

I am entering
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes and an optional doily
Totally Papercrafts - Folds, folds and more folds
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Paperplay Challenges - Double Delight
Magnolia Down Under - Seeing Double

This ones for Mum

Today I have a special card to share, this is the card I made for my Mum for Mother's Day.
I chose the beautiful flower stamp from Stempelglede as the focus.
I have coloured with my Copic markers, of course!

I have used,
Stamps - Stempelglede (Vintage Garden and Just A Note)
Papers - Kaisercraft
Dies - Magnolia, Memory Box, Marianne Design & Spellbinders
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Birdcage - Prima metal treasures


I am entering the challenges at
Wild Orchid Challenges - Anything Goes
Copic Oz - Copic markers to colour FLOWERS
Stampin' for the Weekend - Layers Challenge

Have a great week.

Present shaped card

Today I have a shaped card of one gift on top of another. I made this basic shape by hand for the new challenge at Simply Magnolia, A Card but not a Square.

I have used Tilda with Balloon and coloured with copics. As I coloured the image quite awhile ago I cannot remember which colours I used. Papers are Kaisercraft and dies are from Magnolia.
Join in if you can, we would love to see what card shapes you create.
Have a great day!

Relaxing Bubblebath

Hi all, don't all those bubbles look tempting!
I'm back with my DT card for the latest challenge at Simply Magnolia.
We are sponsored this week by Creative Treasures and the challenge is to use at least 2 Magnolia stamps, (this does not include text stamps) and masking is optional.

I have used Tilda in Bathcap and Bathtub and coloured with copics, aswell as adding a bit of glitter to those bubbles! Papers are by Magnolia.

I have followed the sketch at Simon Says Stamp and used a Martha Stewart border punch and several different dies. I am entering this card into
Simon Says Stamp - sketch challenge
Stempel-Magie - Dots, Swirls & Ribbon
Fussy & Fancy Challenge - Punches & Dies
Stampin'for the Weekend - Sparkle & Shine
Stamptacular Sunday - Loaded with Layers

Something bright...

Hello again, I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Easter. I sure did and also indulged in a bit of chocolate it's the one day you don't have too feel guilty about eating it for breakfast!
Today's card is made with the new skech at Simply Magnolia Challenges, which is sponsored by Magnolia-licious.  If you use a Easter/Spring theme aswell Scrapbooking Allsorts have an little extra prize also.
 I've stuck with an Easter theme and used the Tilda with stuffed Animal stamp. The papers are Kaisercraft's Bubblegum Hills Collection.

I am entering the following challenges,
Totally Papercrafts - Bingo (flowers/diecut/blue)
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
7 Kids Challenge Blog - Signs of Spring
Hanna & Friends - Easter/Spring
Simon Says Stamp - Use your favourite tool.
(Mine is my hardworking Cuttlebug)
It's A Magnolia Challenge - Easter theme using green and orange

Have a fantastic week!

Flowers all round

Hi, I'm back today with a card. Although I should have been making easter cards I had been looking forward to colouring this one.  I have masked Tilda with Hellebores and Magnolia tree stamps and they work quite well together. I have colored with Copics and used Kaisercraft's gorgeous new Sweet Nothings paper pad.

I am entering
Totally Tilda - Tilda holding a flower/bunch of flowers
Just Magnolia - Springtime
Midweek Magnolias - Homespun Style
Stamp with Fun - No Eastercard
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes

Better late than never!

Sorry for my very late posting of this card. It is for the Simply Magnolia Challenge which this week is Dies and/or Punches and Ribbon, we are generously sponsored by The Ribbon Girl.
Image - Tilda with Ballet Shoes
Colouring - Copics

I am entering,
(dies and/or puches-flowers-glitter/bling)
Just Magnolia - More than one fold
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
Hanna & Friends - Flowers

Tilda with Teddybear

This sweet, shabby chic card I had hoped to post a couple of days ago, but I don't seem to have enough hours in my days lately. It's time for a new challenge at Simply Magnolia and we are sponsored by us girls at Scrapbooking Allsorts. The new challenge is Anything Goes so it's nice and easy.
Stamp - Sitting Tilda with Teddybear
Paper - Prima Pixie Glen
Dies - Spellbinders Hearts
Memory Box Butterflies
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000, E00, E11
Hair E40, YR20, YR21, E31
Dress R0000, R00, R30
Bear E30's
Embellishing - Prima Amore Frost Heart,
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures, Resin birdhouse
Lace and flowers

I am entering,
It's A Magnolia Challenge - 2 colours with white
Allsorts Challenge - Say It with Flowers
Paper Sundaes - Feminine Flair
Stampin' for the Weekend - Shabby Chic photo inspiration
Totally Papercrafts - My Favourite Things
Divas By Design - My Favourite Things
(butterflies, flowers, dies, pink, blue and girly)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Enjoy your week!

Tea Party!

Today I have something other than a Magnolia stamp to share. I have used a neglected Lily of the Valley stamp 'Hello Cupcake' to make a card. It's so cute and girly.
Papers - BoBunny 'Sweet Tooth'
Colouring - Copics
Punches - Fiskars (border) and leaves?
Pearls - Prima swirls and Kaisercraft
 I am entering
Lili of the Valley - Afternoon Tea
Sketch and Stash - Jill's Sketch
Hanna and Friends - Pearls
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Spots and/or Stripes

Friend gift bag

It has been soooo hot here, but I'm not complaining because the upside of that is, for me, I have been able to spend my weekend colouring with my copics and crafting. This week at Simply Magnolia we have  our Bling & Bows challenge, sponsored by Creative Treasures. My Kraft bag has lots of little embellies and was lots of fun to decorate.

Stamps -  Tilda with Daisy and Whimsy: Everday Mini Postage Stamps
Papers - Kaisercraft: Miss Nelly
Dies -  Magnolia: Doily Flowers, Swirly Butterfly, Swirly Lace, So Wrapped Swirly (tag) Memory Box: Charlotte Border and Madera Corner aswell as Marianne Design: Doily Lace Oval
Flowers- Prima, WOC & The Ribbon Girl

I am entering,
TOMIC - Friendship +  DooHickey