Saturday, 23 December 2017

xmas easel card

This card was made using scrap papers from my stash ! The poinsettia is a Marianne design die. I added pearls and ribbon trim to decorate. Stamens in gold and a wooden tree complete the card.
Happy peaceful holidays everyone may your new year be filled with happiness.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Birthday box

Good day everyone.
I was asked to make a birthday box for a friend. I used Kanban Vintage paper and cut squares to layer around the inside. I die cut some butterflies and added a floral display to the centre. I added some bronze leaves to the floral arrangement. I die cut a sentiment tag "happy birthday" so that it could be added inside/outside or to a gift.The lid was decorated with crochet lace to the rim, a large bronze flower to which I attached a pearl flower centre.A small rose set it off nicely.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

altered teacup

 Hello everyone. A friend asked me to alter a teacup and saucer from her late mothers tea set. This was to be a gift for her sister. I used artificial flowers of various colour and sizes. The small ones I added pearls to the centres. I added broken glass and Glamour dust to some of the larger flowers. Some pink berries were used along with glass pebbles/pearls/deep pink faceted beads. To complete I added small pearl strand around the teacup base and silver butterfly and bird set it off rather nicely.
ps I apologise for the lack of pristine photos but I was pushed for time and had to wrap it for delivering.

Thanks for stopping by.
Challenges entered -Moving along with the times.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Mini album

Following a link provided by Astrid (Dawns mini album) I made this mini album. I added ribbon as a tie closer and die cut some mini cards to fit in the pockets. I inked a wood frame and stamped Your Unique to place under it.

Challenges - mini album makers

Just for you

Hi everyone, Tilda has been stamped in Memento Cocoa ink then coloured with Noir pens and Derwent coloursoft. I added some die cuts of butterflies and flowers. I edged with some fab organza and a sweet sentiment. A stick pin added after attaching beads.Backing paper was from Trimcraft Retro collection.
Happy holidays to everyone stay safe.

Challenges entered - Sweet stampin challenge
                                   The Colour Throwdown Challenge

Thursday, 14 December 2017

sweet card

A sweet Chritsmas card using Lemon Craft Hand painted papers and The Peony Papers. I die cut some twig/leaves and a border for the bottom (spellbinders). I die cut a poinsettia from white Foamiran (Marianne designs die) and added some sparkly ball stamens. I used Glossy accents to "raise" some of the flowers on the paper. I left it uncrowded as the paper is so beautiful. I think the Foamiran flower makes it stand out.
Challenges entered - 14 Craft Bar 
vintage Journet

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Glitter Tilda

Good evening everyone. Tilda has been glittered up for Christmas ! I stamped my background onto white card using TH distress inks and some snowflake stamps. I die cut some circles in spotted paper to add layers. I die cut some small trees and a cardboard heart . The trees were inked with TH ink then decorated with beads. I added a sentiment stamped with Memento cocoa ink. A small winter white rose was added with a sparkle ball. Tilda was coloured with Derwent pencils and spectrum noir. Some Wink of Stella was used to add sparkle here and there. 

Challenges entered - All About Magnolia

Christmas tilda tag

Hello everyone thanks for stopping by.
A tag I made for my sisters present.Tilda was coloured using Derwent pencils and Noir pens. I die cut a large heart and used gold glamour dust and chalk white ink. I stamped some candy canes using chalk white ink pad. Small flowers, bow and holly were die cut as was the bird. The sentiment and bakers twine came from my stash.

challenges entered - Midweek Magnolia
                                  All about magnolias
                                  Marvelous Magnolia Challenge
                                  Paradise of Magnolia

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Gift tag

Happy Wednesday x
This sweet image was a Santoro stamp I received for my birthday. I used Derwent pencils / Spectrum Noir and gel pen,
I die cut a flower from card and material (organza) and layered them up, finishing with a blue pearl. For the background I stamped some snowflakes and the Joy sentiment. Feathers were added to the back and blue ribbon was used for the tag string .I used some glamour dust along the bottom for a bit of sparkle.
Thank you for stopping by xx
Challenge entered -
Southern Girls challenge - anything goes

aud sentiments

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

xmas box

Hello ! This exploding box I made using create paper pad. I die cut a small tree (twice) to make a 3d effect. I die cut snowflakes(metallic effect paper) of different sizes to create a bit of sparkle. I added a bow and some small snow balls(pom poms) I die cut poinsettia (Marianne designs) for the lid and added silver gems and a small wooden tree. A white leaf was also added to the lid of the gift box.

Challenges entered -
Crafty gals

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Double sided album

 I started this album by folding (concertina) A4 paper sheets. I glued them together then decorated with paper ( MC Boutique paper pad). I added various pockets / belly bands etc. to hold tags and photo mounts.
 From an old children's board book I took two sheets to make the front/back cover. Again I decorated them added ribbon to close on each side.
I decorated with die cuts and embellishment's
The covers were bigger than the pages but I decided not to cut them down. On one (inside) I added small belly bands and tags (just here ->
Pockets and tags and some resin rose embellishments
 I left room for photos to be mounted and added pockets/tags.
More embellishments' including resin roses.
 Small envelopes and inside back cover.(top)

More pockets/tags and space for photo mounts.

 Photo mounts and tags.

 The album is decorated on both sides with pockets and tags etc. both sides. The album can be opened at both ends (ribbon close)

Front cover of one side with wood sentiment :Capture the moment:, brass key and corner protectors.
This was such fun to do and easier than I thought.
Many thanks for stopping by.

Challenge entered -
Aud Sentiments
Mini Album Makers

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Snow flake Tilda

Hi everyone. Tilda has been stamped then coloured with Noir and Derwent pencils. I added glamour dust for the snow and on her outfit trims. I dies cut some snowflakes /poinsettia/leaves (I used coloured velum). Some blue lace trim and some white trim was also used. Sparkles/stamens etc from my stash. Dies used were Sweet Dixie /Marianne Design . Paper was from my stash pile. ( and a punch). Many thanks for stopping by it is appreciated.

Challenges entered :
All about Magnolia - All about The Season
Midweek Magnolia - Anything goes

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Party Tilda

Tilda is dressed to party ! Coloured with Noir and Derwent pencils. I used plain red paper and silver glitter card for the snowflakes. I die cut a small bird and punched out some bows ( which I then dotted).Some red lace was added to the bottom. I handmade a poinsettia flower and rolled some buds. (crushed glass was added to the buds)added some stamens and finished with a velvet heart peg.
Thanks for popping by.
Challenges entered :
Midweek Magnolias
Marvelous Magnolia
The Ribbon Girl
All about Magnolia

Sunday, 5 November 2017

purple tilda

Hello everyone. I was using up scrap paper and this gave me my colours for Tilda. I used Derwent pencils and Noir pens for colouring. I rolled some flowers and die cut some little butterflies. I added some lovely ribbon and some cheesecloth. The sticks were from some pot pourri ! Gems were from my stash.Thank you for stopping by !

Challenges entered :

Monday, 30 October 2017

Autumn Tilda

Hello ! I hope everyone is well.
Sweet Tilda was coloured (in autumn colours) with Derwent pencils and Copic markers. Papers were from my stash. I placed some Tulle behind the flower. I added some small flowers and a stamped sentiment.

Challenges entered : Midweek Magnolias
Marvelous Magnolia
Addicted to stamps

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Christmas box card

hello everyone.Another pop up card using create and craft papers. Die cut tree.icicles leaves,bow and flower. Wood star and beads from my stash.

Challenges entered - Crafting by designs

Christmas card blue

Hello , today I have been busy making Christmas cards, I used a pop up box card, decorated with,Create and craft papers, die cut bows,icicles and tree, embossed sentiment and beads from my stash.

Challenges entered -  Christmas card challenge

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Mon Amour album

black chipboard album decorated with graphic 45 Mon Amour papers. Inside there is plenty of space to mount photos. Tags for adding tickets/stubs etc. The back page holds a wood frame into which a photo can be placed from the top. Ribbon ties it closed. Pretty lace and rose on the front cover. I also used glossy accents on the front page but its not showing too well. I really enjoyed working with this paper.

Friday, 20 October 2017

dreamy tilda

Hello, thanks for stopping by. Tilda has been coloured with Derwent colour soft and Noir pens. I die cut the large leaves and leaf frame and coloured with TH picked raspberry. I added some fab deep ivory lace some beads and finished with a foamiran flower.

Challenges entered - Dies R Us -Leaves
                                  Addicted to stamps - Flowers
                                  lovely hAngler or sweet magnolia -Lace/trim
                                  The Ribbon Girl -Use any image

Monday, 16 October 2017


Hello . Thank you for stopping by.Tilda was coloured with Noir pens and Derwent colour soft pencils. I used die cut heart and border with silver glitter card. Die cut flowers and sparkle ball as embellishments. Wink of stella was used but hard to see !Stamped sentiment to finish.

Challenges entered -Marvelous Magnolia
  Midweek Magnolia
Sweet stampin challenge
The ribbon girl