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Sunday, 15 October 2017

New Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

I am sharing my card for the new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia. Our challenge for the next four weeks is:

Use Trim
(ribbon, pearl trim, seam binding, lace, twine, organza roses, pom pom trim etc) 

I have coloured up an older Maggie called Tilda in Christmas Coat. The trees in the background I drew myself. I am hoping to do more freehand backgrounds. I don't think it is too bad for a first attempt.  The only trouble is it takes me quite a long time so I won't be able to do it on all of my cards until I get better and faster at it.

The frozen border die cut on the left hand side has been cut from a Jeanine's die twice and mounted on top of each other. I only placed the glue along the bottom edge so it can be opened up to give some dimension. Sitting underneath the image along the bottom is a Joy Crafts die 'Icicles Edge'.

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

The rhinestone sparkler in the centre of the bow is very similar to the silver glitter flatbacks at the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Coat and Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Present and Tights: Weathered Wood

The trees have been coloured with a mixture of watercolour paints and DI reinkers
burnt umber watercolour paint and walnut stain distress reinker.

Our fabulous sponsor is
The Rubber Buggy

We would love for you to share your creations with us.

That's all for now.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 13 October 2017

Reminder Card for the Current Challenge at Paradise of Stamps - Autumn Loves Autumn

Hi everyone,

If you are looking for the Paper Nest Dolls card, then please scroll down.

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I am popping back in to share a reminder card at the Paradise of Stamps for our current challenge

Autumn

I have coloured up a stamp I bought a few months ago with autumn in  mind from Stamping Bella, she seems quite popular as I have seen quite a few cards with her on in blogland. She is called Autumn loves Autumn.

As always I have coloured her with DI reinkers and used a white posca pen for the white dots on the toadstool.

The papers are by Pion Syringa and Canus and have been edged with white gesso.

The leaves down the left hand side have been cut from a Memory Box die twice, once in coordintating Pion paper and once in brown card.

The flowers are mainly from my stash except for the ivory exotic blossom which is from the 
Ribbon Girl. The cheesecloth is also from the Ribbon Girl.

The bronze charm, ribbon and tulle lace are from my stash.

The sentiment comes with the stamp.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Gathered Twigs
Top and Shoes: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Leaves (Dress): Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Rusty Hinge, Barn Door
Toadstool: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot


Well that's it from me today,  I will back on Sunday afternoon.

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Paper Nest Dolls - Avery with Poinsettia

Good morning my lovelies,

I hope you have had a good week.

I have a couple of cards to post today so I am starting off with one for the Paper Nest Dolls which is featured in this months Paper Craft Essentials magazine.

This sweet doll is called Avery with Poinsettia and I have coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

The ice crystal die cut down the left hand side has been cut from a Joy Crafts die and I've added some twinklets which gives a lovely frosty look. Tucked underneath the flowers are some sprawling ferns which have been cut from a Magnolia Doohickeys die.

The pom pom trim, to me they look like huge snowballs lol and the ribbon are from the 

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Boots and Flower Pot: Iced Spruce
Poinsettia: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

I will be back later.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Saturday, 7 October 2017

World Card Making Day - Digi Doodles Blog Hop - Christabelle

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a good week and hopefully will have some relaxing crafting time this weekend.

Did you know that today is World Card Making Day, so to celebrate the Digi doodles team are having a blog hop.

Here is a list of blogs, you can hop on over to from here:

Gina (You are here)

To be in with a chance of winning a free digi leave a comment! The Winner will be picked at random and announced on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/digidoodlestudioson Friday, October 13th.
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 Also, in honor of World Card Making Day, Dina is offering  25% OFF ALL Digi Stamps using code: 17WCMD10 just for today (7th October), so hurry up and pop on over!

I have been longing to colour this this beauty up, she is called Christabelle and I have coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

The shape of the card has been cut with a Crealies rectangle die. Peeping out on the left hand side is a Joy Crafts 8 point die which I have cut in white card.

The papers are from the Hobby House.

The tag has been cut from a Tattered Lace die and I have used silver embossing powder for the sentiment.

The ice crystal is a Joy crafts die which I have covered with Twinklets and popped a pearl gem into the centre.

The flowers, lace, seam binding ribbon and crystal sparkler are all from the Ribbon Girl, links to most of 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
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Coat, Hat, Ribbon & Bow:Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Scarf: Iced Spruce, Black Soot
Mistletoe: Bundled Sage & Old Paper
Post Box: Pumice Stone, Old Paper, Black Soot
Letter: Old Paper, Victorian Velvet

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Happy crafting.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia - Puppy Love Tilda

Hi everyone,

If you are looking for the Ribbon Girl card, please scroll down.

We have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia today and our theme is 'Anything Goes'.

As it's another anything goes challenge, guess what I have made? yep another Christmas card lol. You may have guessed, but they are my favourite kind of card to make, I just can't get enough of them, sad as it is.

This is an older Maggie called 'Puppy Love Tilda and I've masked her with Peaceful Christmas Tree.

The die peeping out of the left is a Joy Crafts die and I've also tucked a Joy Crafts die on the right hand side, which I have mostly covered up doh.

The sprawling ferns are an older Magnolia Doohickeys die and I've added some white gesso to emulate snow.

The flowers are from my stash, but you can buy similar pine cones from the Ribbon Girl.

The lace, ivory pearl string, beaded berries, pearl cluster and pearl trim is from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Aged Mahogany
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Boots: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Tree: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Star: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

New Ribbon Girl Challenge - Winter Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a great weekend, gosh it's the 1st of October already, WOW, September zoomed past. I've noticed the trees are changing colour a lot earlier this year and they look gorgeous.

Anyway enough of my waffling as this morning we begin a new card challenge at the Ribbon Girl

I have coloured up an older Maggie called 'Winter Tilda' and masked her with Old Swedish Church. 

I have used distress reinkers to colour her and sprinkled some frantage around the image which I think is great for falling snow. For the lying snow I have used glamour dust.

Peeping out of the top left hand side is some gorgeous Silver Star Twinkle tinsel.

The flower arrangement is made up of a white daisy, I removed the centre and replaced it with a fabulous silver glitter flatback, carnation, beaded stamens, pine cones (painted with white gesso), and frosted berries. I have also added some twinklets to the daisy and carnation which gives a lovely icy look.

I used some white/white spot organza ribbon to make the bow and made another bow made from silver metallic twine, attached a silver candy cane charm, finishing off with a beautiful diamante snowflake in the centre.

Towards the bottom of the card, I've placed some beautiful 'Phoebe' white guipure lace, some more silver tinsel and double row pearl trim, not forgetting the very seasonal pom pom trim.

Finally I've draped some oval pearl string from one side of the card to the other.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat, Hat and Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Background: Hickory Smoke, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot

As always, we have THREE beautiful prizes up for grabs:

First Prize
 Papers from Maja Design, Sweden - the prize will be sent directly to the winner

Second Prize:
Second prize:  Your choice of 2 of the Christmas Mini Packs of 6x6 papers from the Ribbon Girl.


Third Prize:
A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV


I will be popping back in this afternoon.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 29 September 2017

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Tilda with Little Snowy

Good morning everyone,

Happy Friday to you all!

This morning I am sharing a card I made for the new challenge at Fussy and FancyJules is hosting this challenge and has chosen the theme 'Shabby Chic'.

Apologies in advance, but I have made another Christmas card, they are my favourite cards to make, so I am making as many as I can whilst I can. 

This is Tilda with Little Snowy coloured with distress reinkers and I've sprinkled some white frantage around the image. Tucked underneath the image is some cheese cloth.

I haven't used paper on this card, but I have embossed white card using my absolute favourite embossing  folder by Crafters Companion 3D snowflake. Once embossed I have covered the card with silver pebeo gilding wax and painted white gesso around the edges.

The scrolled icicle edge along the left hand side has been cut in white card and glittered with glamour dust. I have also added some glamour dust to her hat.

The circle of ice crystals is a Joy Crafts die and I've added a few pearls to the centres.

The lace and cheese cloth are available from the Ribbon Girl.

Where possible, I have added the links to the materials I have used at the bottom of this page, 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
Cloak, Hat and Boots: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Snowman: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Rusty Hinge

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

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx
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Monday, 25 September 2017

Some Exciting News!

Good morning everyone,

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

This morning I am popping in to share some exciting news. I was asked by the very talented artist Dina Gerner to join the Digi Doodles DT. Sadly I couldn't commit to a card each week, but I have done the next best thing and joined as a Guest Designer, which means once a month I will showcasing her fabulous images.

If you want to pop over and have a look at her gorgeous images then you can find her shop here.  The challenge blog begins today and you can find it here and if you want to  follow the DT blog where one of the very talented team post their creations almost everyday, click  here.

 As a celebration of anew release which includes autumn, halloween and Christmas/Winter we are having a blog hop. I am last in line, but don't forget to leave a comment on the Digi Doodles blog to say which one is your favourite. If you want to start at the beginning then hop over to Linda's blog.

I have coloured up Trixie and Zippy and what  a joy she was to colour. I decided to keep to traditional colours for this card.

As always I have coloured with distress ink reinkers  and sprinkled some frantage around the outside of the image. The border around the card is made of gold star trim.

The papers are a mixture from the Hobby House.

For the rolled up script, I inked up a Christmas text stamp onto coordinating paper with Versamark ink,  sprinkled some gold embossing powder over it and heat set it. To finish it off I edged the edges with walnut distress ink and rolled it tying it with some red twine.

The ivory pearl trim, and red twine are available at the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers are from my stash and the sprawling ferns have been cut from a Magnolia Doohickey die. The rose, fir cones and fern leaves have had touches of white gesso added to them.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Grand Espresso, Black Soot
Red: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Green: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Dog and Gift: Gathered Twigs
Drink: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

To be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous holiday images, follow the blog and leave a comment as to which is your favourite image.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Tilda with Holiday Sweater

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a lovely week.

I am just popping in to share another Christmas card, I am so enjoying myself making them.

This is Tilda with Holiday Sweater coloured with distress ink reinkers.

Once again the embossing folders and gilding wax came out. I really love the 3D snowflake embossing folder by Crafters Companion.

I cut the card, embossed  and covered each piece with Pebeo gold gilding wax. I always get into a right mess using the wax, but my Mum shared a tip with me to let a baby wipe dry out and use that to add the wax instead of using my fingers. Next time I use it, I will give it a try.

The large ice crystal is a Joy Crafts die.

The ivory pearl string, pearl ivory trim, pom pom trim, pearl cluster, carnation and the lush golden pearl sparkle ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Jumper: Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Gathered Twigs, Worn Lipstick
Trousers: Gathered Twigs, Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 17 September 2017

New Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday and maybe having some crafty time.

We have a new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia today and our theme is an easy peasy one of:

Anything Goes

I took advantage of making another Christmas card, I am on a roll with them now, so apologies in advance if I am boring you!

The stamp is Tilda with Christmas Lamp which I have masked with an old favourite Old Swedish Church and coloured with distress ink reinkers.

For the falling snow I have sprinkled some frantage and heat set it from underneath. The lying snow is Glamour Dust.

The gorgeous padded silver stars, silver glitter flatbacks and silvery pearl sparkle ribbon are new in at the Ribbon Girl and are gorgeous. The pretty guipure lace, pearl string and square pearl trim, are also from the Ribbon Girl.

The sprawling fern and swirl die cuts have been cut from Magnolia Doohickey dies and the eight point die cut is a Joy Crafts die.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat and Hat: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Trousers: Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood
Church: Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood, Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade
Lamp: Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey

Our fabulous sponsors for this month are:



Well that's it from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 15 September 2017

Reminder card for the Paradise of Stamps

Good morning everyone,

Yay it's Friday, where did that week go? I hope you have all had a wonderful week.

I'm just popping in quickly to share my reminder card for the current challenge at the Paradise of Stamps. Our theme is 'Use your Favourite Things'.

This time I have chosen Christmas as they are my favourite cards to make and I have coloured up another Maggie, my favourite stamps.

This little cutie is called 'Berry Tilda'. I have coloured her with distress reinkers.

The snowflake die is a Sizzix on the edge die which I have cut twice and layered up. I have rubbed in some silver Pebeo silver gilding wax on the top layer.

My new favourite thing is to emboss card and use gilding wax, so each of the three layers have been embossed with a Crafters Companion 3D snowflake die and had gilding wax applied to them. I have also painted the edges of the layers with white gesso.

Tucked underneath the image are two Joy Crafts 8 point dies and the icicle is also cut from a Joy Crafts die and I've sprinkled some twinklets over the top which give it a lovely icy look. The sprawling ferns are a Magnolia Doohickey die.

The square pearl trim, pearl string and lace are from the Ribbon Girl and the flowers are from my stash. I have also sprinkled some twinklets over the roses.

Her wings have been sprinkled with glamour Dust.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Aged Mahogany
Berries: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Monday, 11 September 2017

Dreamerland Crafts - Just Dance with Me

Good morning my lovelies,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and were able to fit in some crafty time. As well as the doing the cleaning and ironing, I've started to tidy up the garden and I managed to fit in some crafty time too! The first week back at school was pretty busy and I have moved into my own office, that has taken some getting used to, but this weekend I bought some bits and pieces to make it more homely.

Anyway on with sharing my card for today. I have coloured up a stamp from  the new collection from Dreamerland Crafts which is called 'Just Dance with Me'

As you can see from the pic below the set includes a couple of dies, which means you can easily paper piece the skirt of the dress and the boys jumper.


It also includes two sentiments, a grass stamp and some flowers and butterflies.

I have coloured up the stamp with DI reinkers and sprinkled some frantage around the outside, finishing off with some ivory pearl string.

The papers are from an Anna Marie set of papers called Blissful Green.

The leaves have been cut from Joy Crafts dies and the swirl is a Magnolia Doohickey's die.

The ribbon and ivory pearl string are from the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers, bronze charm and the pearl rose are from my crafty stash.

DI list:
Girl
Skin:Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Hair Band: Spun Sugar, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Boy
Skin:Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Jumper: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Trousers: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Boots: Gathered Twigs

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 3 September 2017

New Card Challenge at the Ribbon Girl - Whimsy Dyanne

Hi everyone,

Happy Sunday, I hope you will have a relaxing day and perhaps have some crafty time. Well this is the last day of my holiday, it's back to work for me tomorrow, where did that 6 weeks go? I can't  believe how quickly it has gone, but I must say I had a wonderful summer and feel fully recharged for my return to school tomorrow.

Anyway enough of my rambling, as we  are returning from our summer break at the Ribbon Girl today and it's the turn of the card challenge team.  You can enter any kind of card with whatever theme and whatever shape you like.

I have coloured up Dyanne by Whimsy stamps, she is so pretty! As always I coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

The sparkle on the wings has been created with Stickles Stardust and I also added some to her socks too.

Have you spied the new autumn berries in the shop? they are lush  and the new 'Diana' guipure lace is divine!

Links to all 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 Lisptisk
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress, Flowers and Wings: Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar, Black Soot
Shoes and Hairband: Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord

We have three fabulous prizes up for grabs:

First prize:  
Papers from Maja Design, Sweden - the prize will be sent directly to the winner


Second prize:  
£10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl


Third Prize:  
A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV



That's it from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 1 September 2017

New Challenge Marvelous Magnolia - Show Me the Way Tilda

Hi everyone,

I'm back again with my last card of the day for the new Anything Goes challenge at Marvelous Magnolia.

Yay at long last, I have made a Christmas card, I love making them, they are favourite cards to make. 

I have coloured up Show me the Way Tilda and Baby Rudolph with distress ink reinkers.

I haven't used any papers on this card, instead I have embossed some white and light blue card with a Crafters Companions 3D snowflake, and then rubbed some Pebeo Silver Gilding wax over the top also by Crafters Companion, the effect is gorgeous, it's a shame I have covered most of it up.

The ice crystal border down the left hand side is a Joy Crafts die, and I have also cut some separate ice crystals to layer on top. Once again I have cut them in white card and added the gilding wax and some gorgeous rhinestone sparklers to the centre.

The white pom pom trim, square pearl trim and the white organza ribbon are available from the Ribbon Girl.

The sprawling ferns tucked underneath the flowers are a Magnolia Doohickey die also cut in white card and gilding wax has been added. The flowers, pine cones and snowflake charm are from my stash.

DI List: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat and Hat: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Boots: Frayed Burlap, Gathered twigs, Black Soot
Rudolph:
Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

New Challenge at the Paradise of Stamps - Country Girl Tilda

Morning everyone,

I am back with my second card of the day, if you are looking for the Fussy and Fancy card, please scroll down.

The Paradise of Stamps challenge returns today after our much needed summer break. I have joined in with Team A today as I chose this month's theme, so it seemed right that I should make a card for both teams.  My chosen theme is to use
'Your Favourtie Things'.

I have chosen Magnolia stamps, as they are my favourite, but also ribbon and lace because I can't make a card without them:)

I have masked Country Girl Tilda and Grandpa's Porch and coloured them with distress ink reinkers and sprinkled some Frantage around  the image.

I have inked the stamps with Stazon Timber Brown ink and stamped them on Artistico Extra White water colour paper, it is 300 gsm so more like card than paper.

The papers are by Maja from the Vintage Summer collection and are called 1923.

Tucked underneath the image is a heart shaped paper doily and a Joy Crafts die called 'Angle Butterflies'.

The lace and pom pom trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers, ribbon and pearl trim are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut stain, Antique Linen
Skirt: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Blouse: Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage, Black Soot
Boots: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Grandpa's Porch: Hickory Smoke, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick, Black Soot
Foliage: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters


Well that's all for now, but I will be back later with my third and final card for the day.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have all had a good week!! Most of the the DTs that I design for are returning from their summer breaks so apologies in advance, but I will be posting 3 cards today. 

This morning we have a new challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and our lovely Jo is hosting this challenge. She has chosen the theme Anything Goes Mixed Media.

Well that threw me, I am not good at being thrown out of my comfort zone, but below is what I came up with.

I made the flower with pink and white foamiran using the Rosy Owl Flower Dies (AC1) which is the larger of the two sets and popped some stamens into the centre. 

I sprayed the layers of card with Lindy's Starburst sprays cotton candy pink and tiffanylou blue, then glued a few die cuts which I painted  with white gesso and added some more stardust spray. Once dry I used a couple of stencils and applied some modelling paste and some crushed ice.

The happy birthday tiles have also been painted with white gesso and I've place a few MDF bricks here and there also painted with gesso.

 Underneath the flower I have placed a chipboard frame and a bow which is made from wax cotton cord.

The leaves and butterflies have been cut from a couple of Joy Crafts dies and the bird is also made from MDF which has been painted with gesso and I've added some crushed ice whilst the paint was wet.

The pearls are from my stash and the organza ribbon and pearl string is from the Ribbon Girl.


Th winner of this will join us in an upcoming challenge.

I will be popping back in later with another card.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 27 August 2017

New Callenge at LHOSM - Sitting Tilda with Clogs

Hi everyone,

Well its been a while since I last posted, but I have been away spending time with my parents in Lincolnshire. I don't get to see them very often as they live so far away.  Mum and I went out and about visiting lots of craft shops and having lunch plus whilst I was up that way I travelled onto Whitby to visit my crafty friend Judy. We had a lovely crafty catch up, did a bit of shopping, and had some crafty time together.

Anyway that is enough of my rambling, as today we are back from our summer break at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia. Our theme for this months challenge is 'Die Cuts'.

In this card, I have masked three of the new stamps from the Country Girl collection. I have coloured  Sitting Tilda with Clogs, Happy Swing and  Swing Branch and coloured them with DI reinkers.

All the dies are by Joy Crafts, links are at the bottom of this post. On the right hand side of the image I have punched out a border with a Martha Stewart punch.

Just in front of the left hand border die is some white frilled lace and pearl trim from  the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers are pink and grey roses finished off with some beautiful white meadow spray.


DI list:
Tilda:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Victorian Velvet, Hickory Smoke
Blouse and Clogs: Hickory Smoke
Swing: Frayed Burlap
Branch: Gathered Twigs, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Sky: Tumbled Glass

Our wonderful sponsors for this month are the  Ribbon Girl
Lifelong crafters Mother and Daughter, Mary and Andrea were tired of having to buy full rolls of ribbon and lace when they only needed one metre.  Because they love ribbons and all things pretty, they decided to open their own online shop in 2010 and make small quantities of beautiful products easily available to all crafters. Mary owns the shop and runs it on a day to day basis as well as keeping the website updated while Andrea looks after the social side,  The Ribbon Girl Blog and the Design Team. They specialise in supplying small (or large) quantities of ribbon, twine, gorgeous vintage style lace and seam binding ribbon, tiny pom-pom and ric-rac trim, all sorts of buttons, fancy pins, a multitude of charms, pearl and crystal flourishes, wool felt squares, seasonal and unusual embellishments, mulberry flowers, sticky tape and accessories to card makers, crafters, scrapbookers and cake decorators. They stock only the best quality products and only offer for sale goods that they would personally buy and use themselves.

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 4 August 2017

New Challenge At Fussy and Fancy


Good morning everyone,

I hope you all having a good week.

This morning starts the new challenge at Fussy and Fancy and it's my turn to host. I have chosen 'Favourite Colours' as the theme.

Well of course my favourite colour is pink, I particularly love pink with grey and green.

This little cutie is an old Maggie, but I still love her.  I have stamped her with Timber Brown Stazon ink onto Fabriano Artistico extra white water colour paper and coloured her with distress ink reinkers  and added some star dust stickles to her balloon to give it some sparkle.

The papers are by Maja and have been painted with white gesso.

The lace swag that runs down the left hand side of the card is a Magnolia Doohickey die which has been cut twice, once in white card and the second time in coordinating papers and I've added a few pearls to finish it off.

Just peeping out from the top is paper doily, the pink pom pom trim is from the Ribbon Girl, they are currently out of stock of the pink, but do have a variety of other colours in stock. The square pearl trim and Ivory Fluted Edge ribbon is also from the Ribbon Girl.

The balloons have been cut from a Poppy Stamps die and I've added a twine bow to the top.

The pink rose is from the Ribbon Girl, but the others are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Headband: Victorian Velvet
Shoes: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

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

That's it from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia - Tilda with Flower in her Pocket

Hi everyone,

I hope you week is going well, I am almost done with the cleaning, just the kitchen and oven left to do😊. I haven't made one Christmas card yet, which is so unlike me so that is next on my list to do.

Today we have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia and the theme is the very popular 
'Anything Goes'.

I have coloured up one of the new Maggies from the Country Girl collection, I just love this collection, it is the best one they have released for a while.

This little cutie is called called Tilda with Flower in her Pocket. I have coloured her with DI reinkers.

I cut the shape using an extra large Spellbinders die, the inner circles have been cut using an extra  large Spellbinders circular die. The papers are by Maja and have been edged with white gesso.

The leaves which have been cut in green and cream card,  and butterflies are all Joy Crafts dies, links are at the bottom of this post, just click on a photo to be taken directly to the product.

The flowers and lace are from my stash.

Di list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Grand Espresso
Dungarees: Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage
Top and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Bows and flowers Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany
Grass and leaves: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Ribbon Girl Giveaway

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a fab weekend and are all well.

I am just popping in to let you know that as the DT are having a summer break in August, the Ribbon Girl are having various giveaways until the DT return in September. The first of the giveaways can be found on their challenge blog here.


The goodies consist of:
Lemoncraft 'Gossamer Blue' 6x6 paper pad
1 mtr of Aqua Blue Rat Tail Satin Cord
1 mtr of 25mm Malibu Blue Satin Ribbon
1 Pack of 5 Kort & Godt Aqua Rolled Roses

One lucky crafter will be picked at random after 9pm on Saturday 5th August - just tell them what you would make with this selection - of course, if you can't wait that long, all of these products are available in the store.

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in and good luck.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Tilda Enjoying Summer

Hi everyone,

So in the first week of the holidays I have been cleaning like a trooper. Once the big clean has been done, then the rest of the holiday will be mine to do exactly what I want to do plus  a trip up to stay with my parents and I'm off to Whitby to meet up with a crafty friend.😊

I thought I would share a card I made recently just for fun.

I stamped up an older Maggie called Tilda Enjoying Summer and coloured her with DI reinkers.

Just peeping out of the top of the card is a Joy border die.

The leaves which are also Joy Craft dies have been cut in white and grey card. The flowers and gathered lace are from my stash, but the pearl trim and lace (lace bow) are from  the Ribbon Girl.

I cut a few of the pearls off of the pearl trim and added them to the top of the roses.

The white wooden fence was a gift and the sentiment is from a Whimsy set of stamps.

The tag on the base of the card has also been cut from a Joy Crafts die.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Pumice Stone, Black Soot
Top and Shoes: Victorian Velvet

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in,

Hugs
Gina xx