Wednesday 31 October 2012

Edwin & Lights

This is Edwin with lights from Christmas 2010 I think!. Coloured with Promarkers. The papers are a mixture of a freebie from Making Cards magazine & Crafty Individuals. The festive fun stamp is from an old SeeD Christmas collection bought from QVC many moons ago. The lace is from stash as is the dew drops. The tree is a Marianne die cut, coloured with a Promarker & a little glitter & mini jewels added. The postcard is a Papermania Urban Collection stamp, stamped with TH Spiced Marmalade DI. The string of lights is a Martha Stewart punch, again coloured with Promarkers & a little glitter added. The tree embellishments is from stash (no idea but had it ages).
The corner I made by cutting out a GSD file from UKScrappers, colouring it with Promarkers & spritzing it with a Dawn Bibby Cosmic Shimmer.
Entering into the following challenges
Tildas Town   Xmas
Sketch & Stash Sketch & Various items from stash as per write up
Holly Jolly Xmas Xmas Trees

Sunday 28 October 2012

Glitter & Bling

Its time for another Dream Valley challenge & this time its Glitter & Bling & is sponsored by Sassy Studio. Dont forget to go over to the challenge blog here & look at my fellow teamies cards which are fab.
My papers are from last year & I think were Papermania. All edged with red glitter. The postcard is aslo Papermannia Urban collection, onto which I have stamped & glittered a sentiment from Molly Bloom.
The images are from the stamps in the Molly Bloom magazine that I was lucky enough to get hold of. Apparently the print run was due to run for a maximum of 16 weeks & it completely sold out in 3!!!!! Its a lovely set of stamps, an inspirational magazine with loads of projects in, ribbons, twine & papers, all for £7.99. The images are coloured with Promarkers. I have used a Nestie die & glittered the edges & added dew drops. You cant really see the glitter unless you click on the picture & enlarge it, but there is a lot of glitter been used lol.
The little arrangement is an assortment of berries etc from my Xmas stash & a red bow to finish.

Entering into the following challenges.
Christmas Throwdown Punchies/Diecuts
Crafty Anns  Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge Up to U
I Love Promarkers Christmas

Saturday 27 October 2012

Mojos back!

I think I can say my mojo has finally returned lol. I am also sorted out house wise following my holiday. I have made 2 cards in the last 2 days, 1 for tomorrows DT post & 1 just because....

The image is Xmas Eve Edwin which is coloured with Promarkers & mounted onto a Nestie die. (Lacy Squares). The papers are from a Making Cards magazine from ages ago. The edges I have edged with white acrylic paint. The tress are a Marianne die, edged in Pumice Stone TH DI & Woodware Fluffy Stuff used to look like snow. The ribbon is from stash & more acrylic paint on the button. The swirl is a Sissix die with more paint & fluffy stuff on. The fence is another Marianne die, again edged in Pumice Stone & some silver berries threaded through for effect.
Entering into the following challenges
Magnolia Mania 3 Dies
Simply Magnolia Sparkles & Swirls
Tildas Town Merry Xmas
I Love Promarkers Xmas is Coming
Crafty Anns Xmas in October
Crafty Ribbon Xmas

Friday 26 October 2012

New Challenge Blog


New challenge blog coming up girls. Can't wait to join first challenge. Boy would I love to be on this DT!

Marvelous Magnolia

Hello Magnolia Fans...

Welcome to the Marvelous Magnolia Challenge Blog!

We are so happy to have you stop by

and check out our new

Challenge Blog!

With the closing of 2 very popular

Magnolia Challenge blogs in the past weeks,

it felt like a void needed to be filled!

So here we are,

a new weekly challenge for

Magnolia Lovers only....

The rules are easy peasy here:

1. You may enter any paper crafting item.

2. You MUST use a Magnolia stamp
but we do not require it be Tilda or Edwin.

3. You may enter 2 current creations, no back linking.

4. There is NO limit as to how many challenges you may enter.

5. Create, enjoy, win prizes and have fun!

That's it...... our first challenge begins Thursday Nov. 1!


we want to announce a DT Call! 

We currently have 7 members 

and Rebekah

and are seeking 14 more DT members 

to make up 2 teams of 10, 

a pink team and a purple team. 

We are asking you to be able to create a project every 2 weeks. 

All DT members will be assigned one commenting number. 

Creations will need to be posted on the DT blog at least 3 days prior to 

the next challenge going live. 

We are looking for ALL kinds of talented crafters, 

and will consider seasoned Magnolia DT members, 

as well as crafters never having served on a 

Magnolia Design team. 

You may enter any Magnolia project you like 

past or current into the DT call.

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Divas Use Orange

Its Team B turn over at Divas By Design this week & the theme is to use orange. The sponsor is Stamp N Doodle.
Now I know my last posting was ages ago, as I have been on holiday for 3 weeks & to be honest before that I had lost my mojo. There were a couple of cards schedule posted whilst I was away but thats the limit of my card making in recent times. I am hoping that I can get back into my craft room & start making cards again, especially as I need so many blooming Xmas cards!!
This was a very quick card made this afternoon. The paper was a freebie from a magazine. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to make the tree, using gold card & added small jewels at random onto it.

Backed it with orange card. Added flowers from stash & some ribbon with gold trees on & there is my DT card. A very quick & easy card. I will get back to my usual card making very soon I promise.
Entering this into the following challenges
House of Gilli Embossing wet or dry
Ooh La La Xmas sentiment
Totally Papercrafts  Xmas 9 weeks & Counting

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Use Texture

Team Bs challenge this week over at Divas By Design was to use texture & is sponsored by Joanna Sheen
Once more I have made a Christmas card to add top my stock. The background paper I cut down from a Dovecraft Contemporary Christmas pack. The blue paper was a freebie from a magazine. The image is Magnolia Baubles & is coloured with Promarkers. It is also glittered with Gold Glamour Dust & the ribbon is  Cristal Glamour Dust. The doily I coloured again with a Promarker & gave it the Glamour Dust treatment too. My texture comes from the ribbon (from stash), the flowers (stash) & the doily. The sentiment is from a See D I got from QVC years ago.
When this publishes, I will hopefully be in the sunshine in Cyprus with friends & with still another 17 days to