Wednesday, 21 March 2018

You are Invited!

Good morning!  For today's Craft Heaven post I have an afternoon tea invitation that I made for my Mum for Mother's Day.  I have used papers from Maja Design's Denim & Friends collection.

 I used the cake stand and doily Doohickey dies along with the cakes from the oven Doohickey die set.
I had fun making the tiny cakes and biscuits look more realistic with sprinkles and icing using a white gel pen and chocolate drops using a Walnut Stain Distress Ink Marker.
 The sentiment is from the You are Invited collection and the gorgeous heart lace is from Craft Heaven.
 I added a little tear in the paper with some cheesecloth and a pale blue rose.
 I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Monday, 19 March 2018

Masquerade Tilda

 Good morning!  Today I have my card for the All About Magnolia Challenge to share with you.  We have a Bingo card to play around with for this month's challenge.  I have chosen the diagonal line, 'Flowers, Doohickey dies, Pearls', for my card.
 I painted Masquerade Tilda using the no lines technique as always.  If you would like to see how I painted her check out my YouTube Channel here.  The stars around Tilda are the offcuts from the star swirl die I've used below.
 I have added some tulips and hydrangeas from my stash, along with a flower cut with the Peony Doohickey die.
 I have used lots of Doohickeys on today's card.  The Masquerade mask is from the You Are Invited Collection and the little clutch bag is from a past Doohickey kit.
 I've also used a tag Doohickey and the Tilda's Ticket Doohickey.  The seam binding was white but I have dyed it wih Old Paper Distress Ink so that it matches the papers.
 The lace is from Craft Heaven and here you can see the star swirl underneath the image.
 The feathers are also cut with Doohickey dies.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at All About Magnolia Challenge!  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Friday, 16 March 2018

Sunbeam Collection Blog Hop

Hi everyone, and a big welcome to the 
Magnolia Blog Hop 
with the lovely Sunbeam Collection!

The Blog Hop is  
You will be able to win a lovely surprise 
in every blog you leave a comment in.

If you came here from Tanja you are on the right track. 
If you've just happened upon my blog, you can 
CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at 
Erika's blog. 

And if you want to hop a bit here and there,
here is the whole blog hop list:
  1. Erika
  2. Becky
  3. Diana
  4. Sabrina
  5. Claire
  6. Maria Irene
  7. Yulis
  8. Camilla H.
  9. Camilla S.
  10. Tina
  11. Yuri
  12. Mae
  13. Nancie
  14. Maki
  15. Debbie
  16. Tanja
  17. Jane

Here's my creation for the hop...

I have used Tilda with Little Chickens to make an Easter card and an Easter bonnet treat box.

I've painted Tilda with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I also used some stamps from Vintage Box 3, the eggs, feathers, calendar and '20' stamps.  

The papers are all by Maja Design from their Denim & Friends collection.  I stamped the butterfly section of the calendar onto coffee filter paper too.

I have painted the eggs and feathers with Distress Inks too.

To give the feathers a more realistic appearance I have stamped them onto coffee filter paper.

 Now for the Easter bonnet.  The top of the bonnet is a polystyrene hemisphere which I have covered with hessian.  A fresh coloured ribbon from my stash, a Doohickey tag and some daffodils I have made from Foamiran complete it.

Lift off the lid and inside there is an Easter treat!

Did you spot the super cute Hedgehogs from the Sunbeam collection too?

The Blog Hop will end this Sunday, March the 18th. 
And remember you will have a chance to 
win a secret prize from Magnolia
in all the blogs!!
So keep on hopping and leave some LOVE!
Thank you so much for stopping by
and good luck!


Hi everyone!
It is time to reveal the winners of the 
Magnolia DT Sun Beam



Take a look, 
maybe you are among the lucky winners!
If you find your name here, 
you must visit the blog you won in, 
and there the Designer will ask you to send her 
an e-mail with your full name and address.

Tina - Candy 

Congratulations to all the winners!!

And a huge thank you to all of you who participated in 
our Sun Beam Blog Hop!! 

A special congratulations to Ivy Ling, who won on my blog!
Will you please send me your full name and address 

With love,

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Christmas in March

 Good morning!  I have a Christmas card to share with you for today's Craft Heaven post.  I promised myself I was going to make a Christmas card every month this year to prevent the last minute panic crafting every December.  I missed last month, but I'm back on track with this one for March!
I found this Merry Christmas Tilda when I was tidying my craft room during the half term holidays, all painted and cut out!  I don't know why she didn't end up on a card but she was perfect for a quick make!  She is painted with Distress Inks as always but I've obviously painted her before I began my no lines paintings!
 I created lots of poinsettias using red Foamiran and some gold stamens.  I've used the Poinsettia Doohickey die for them.  I died some white seam binding with Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.  The paper is from Maja Design's Joyous Winterdays collection.
 I've also used some pine frond Doohickeys for the foliage, cut from green and brown papers and a snowflake Doohickey for the snowflake.
 The lace and snowflake charm are from Craft Heaven and the pinecones are from my stash.
 I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Bath Bomb Bag

 Good morning!  Over on the Craft Heaven blog I'm sharing my Bath Bomb Bag I made for my son to give his girlfriend for Valentine's Day.  The papers are a mixture of Pion Design and Maja Design's Celebration collection.
I have used lots of love themed Doohickey dies - this love tag was from kit 3, Oh La La.
 The gorgeous Eiffel Tower die was from the same kit.  I have added some ruched tulle ribbon around the gift bag and added some flowers.
The main flower was made with the Peony Doohickey die from ecru Foamiran.
I used the Heart Tag die for the tag, tied onto the ribbon closure.
 The love birds tag is also from the Oh La La kit and I have added feathers cut with a Doohickey die too.
The top of the bag and the band around the middle were edged with the Tilda 
Lace Doohickey die.
 I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Home Sweet Home

Good morning!  Today I'd like to share a 'New Home' card featuring the super cute My Own Key Tilda from the You Are Invited collection.  The gorgeous papers I've used are all from Maja Design's new Celebration collection.

 As always I have painted Tilda with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I've also added dots to her cheeks and top with a white gel pen.  I have used two different post mark stamps from Magnolia on the edges of the image.
 I've used lots of Doohickey dies on my card.  This gorgeous sign from kit 4, Le Jardin seemed perfect to use as a for sale/sold sign, but now it says Home Sweet Home instead of sold!  Notice the two colour stamping on the sentiment?  Yes, I couldn't resist using my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform again!  I've added some tiny pearls over the stamped screw heads.
 How cute is the little key and house key fob?  I've joined them with some blue twine.  I've also given the lock some pearl 'screws'.  All three Doohickeys are from the You are Invited collection too.
 I created a little envelope with the medium Vintage Photo Frame Doohickey and popped a resin rose from Craft Heave on the flap.
 The window from Doohickey kit 4 also came in handy for this house themed card!
 I've used my favourite Bloomy Tag Doohickey and added white seam binding.
 Hanging from the tag is the House Tag Doohickey and a key Doohickey from last year's Advent Calendar.
 I used the cut out bricks from the House Tag to add extra interest to the house!
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Craft Heaven this month.  Thanks for looking! x