Monday, 25 May 2015

Magnolia Tilda Sakura - Golden Week Tilda

I hope those of you in Britain are enjoying the Bank Holiday.
I keep thinking it's Saturday for some weird reason....
and have completely forgotten my Design Team card for TILDAS TOWN
Today sees a new challenge over at the blog and the theme is
I have made this card for you all, using "Golden Week Tilda" from the new Magnolia Tilda Sakura collection.
I don't have a favourite amongst this collection, I am totally in love with them ALL.

The papers are Maja and I have "shabbied" and stitched them all. Tilda was coloured with distress inks on watercolour paper. I added lots of glitter, liquid pearls, pearls and sparkly ribbon for the bling. The lace, flowers and cutie birds are from my stash, held with a little resin flower. 
Gosh, I loaded this card up so much it's hard to mention everything! The shape was cut with Go Kreate dies, the fancy oval at the back is Joy Craft and Tilda has been cut with a Spellbinders die.

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So apologies for being late. Enjoy the week ahead.
Back soon.



Friday, 22 May 2015


I'm suffering with back problems at the moment.  I pulled a muscle in my back bathing our Labradoodle and if I sit  for longer than five minutes it becomes painful to move.
 Luckily, I made a few cards last week so I still have something to put on my blog.
The new Magnolia Tilda Sakura collection arrived on Friday morning and by Sunday I had made four cards with them.
This is the first one, "Tilda with Ribbon Shoes".
The papers are by Maja, "Vintage Baby", stitched and gesso'd on the edges. As usual the colouring has been done with distress re-inkers with additions of Liquid Pearls, tiny pearls and stitching. I used mainly kraft card this time with some painted corrugated card for contrast and a doily background. 
Do you think I love gesso? Ha-ha!
Somewhere under there, are some cheese-cloth, lace, ribbon and pearls...The big butterfly is by Prima and the flowers are from my stash.
I hope to add another card tomorrow.
Have a wonderful bank holiday weekend everyone.
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Monday, 18 May 2015


I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
 I spent most of Saturday in the garden planting new bedding plants for the Summer. The weather has been wonderful here in London. Then yesterday I coloured a few of my new Magnolia Sakura stamps ready for cards.
They are an absolutely gorgeous collection of stamps!

It's time for Team B to remind you of the
Just follow the theme, make sure you use a Magnolia stamp and
You could win a secret prize from Magnolia or a £10 voucher from Live and Love Crafts.
Today, I have made for you, a shaped easel card using
I used distress inks to paint this stamp with Glamor Dust to make her pink champagne sparkle....... and Tiara Stickles to add bling to her tiara. The inks were blended to make the colour as near to the papers as I could. These papers are the oh so pretty Pion, Paris papers. I love their soft vintage design.
They have been cut with Go Kreate dies and stitched with top stitch thread. The ribbon, thread and some of the flowers are available from The Ribbon Girl. The papers and lace are from Live and Love Crafts.
 The Magnolia tag opens for a message or sentiment.
I hope to visit your blog to see your "Flower" cards.
Pop over to the challenge you will see the wonderful creations that my fellow design team members have made for your inspiration.
Have a lovely week.
Christina xxx


Saturday, 9 May 2015


Welcome to my blog where I am showing my Design Team card for Tildas Town challenge. The theme this week is
Fussy & Fancy or Clean and Layered...of course, my card is fussy and fancy, and girly, and pretty. That's my style.
I have used little"Picnic Tilda" from Magnolia's Pink Lemonade collection. She is a favourite of mine. I am eagerly awaiting the new "Sakura" Collection, but have heard that there has been a shipment delay. Hope they are here soon! Anyway, my choice of papers was the pretty Pion Paris papers, matched to a border and edged with lace - all from Live & Love Crafts. The papers are stitched and I have used gesso to the edges.
 Tilda has been painted with distress re-inkers, then finished with glamour dust and Liquid Pearls.

 The flowers have been edged with gesso and sprinkled with Glamour dust. The butterfly border also sparkles with Glamour Dust.
Have a lovely weekend