Monday, 17 August 2015

All About Magnolia - challenge #5 Summer

Hello, Happy Monday!
Its time for a reminder post for "All About Magnolia" challenge. Our theme this month is SUMMER and you
still have two weeks to submit your entry.
I thought I would use my new Maja papers, Summer Crush, on this card and tried to echo the picture of the bicycle with this cute stamp of Tilda on her bike.
So sorry the picture is not clearer.
I will try to take a better one when I have more time. 
I've been rushing around frying to get organised for our holiday. Random things pop up such as
daughter needing a dress altered, hubby needs some trousers turning up, odd things needing ironing etc..the usual!
The only die I have used here is Joy Crafts butterfly border, which has been cut and glittered, with a large fancy doily in the background and a smaller one behind the image.
All the embellishments are available over at Live and Love crafts, including the luscious lace and flowers.
That's all for now.
Enjoy your week and I hope the sun shines for you all.
Christina xxx

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Tildas' Town - Something New

Hi Folks
It's time for a new challenge at TILDAS'  TOWN, and this week we would like to see SOMETHING NEW on your creation. My something new is pine cones.
My card features three Magnolia stamps, masked together.
So, here is Puppy Love Tilda, Puppy Winola and Peaceful Christmas Tree all put together with Magnolia Papers for a Christmas card.
I painted little Tilda and crew with distress inks onto Langton watercolour paper. Copious amounts of Glamour Dust has been used on this card....lovely,  and die cuts from Spellbinder, Marianne and Joy craft.
The cream lace helps to add a vintage feel - I added a Maja border. There's also a little doily in there somewhere and the flowers, berries and pinecones have all had Gesso added to them.
I could not resist adding a sparkling diamant√© snowflake to my bow, which is made from ribbon found in the gift wrap department in John Lewis!

Most of the accessories on this card can be found at
Live and Love Crafts.

Have a lovely week everyone.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Magnolia Joyfull Tilda

Hello Friends
I have been making Christmas Cards. I love making them and never get bored...I could make them for ever I think!
Today's card is a shaped easel using some favourite papers by
 Maja. This collection is called Vintage Frost. The stamp is little "Joyful Tilda" from the 2013 Winter Wonderland collection and I have painted her with distress re-inkers, adding Glamour Dust on her hat and lace.

The Joined Christmas trees and Snowflakes were cut with Doo-hickey Dies, then glittered with Glamour Dust.
The tag on the bottom layer opens for a sentiment and is decorated with a bow and a snow flake charm.
The Fancy Oval behind Tilda is a Joy Craft Die.
The ribbon, lace and diamant√© snow flake are from The Ribbon Girl.  The Maja paper, flowers and charm  are all from Live and Love Crafts.

Thank you for choosing to browse my blog today.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Tilda's Town Challenge # 166 - Happy Everything

Happy Sunday!
We are having the most beautiful Summer weekend here in London, it's just perfect!
Everything's ready for a barbeque in the garden, including the Pimms!
So as I am feeling happy, let's have a cheery challenge.
At Tildas Town this week our theme is...
 The DT girls have made some wonderful cards to inspire you and here is mine, It's a criss-cross card. I haven't made one of these for ages, but the Pion papers inspired me this time.
This is Tilda with Rose Basket. She has been painted with distress re- inkers. I wish you could see the glamour dust on her hat and roses, but the camera didn't pick it out. I just love blue cards so I all I had to do was add some pale cream and blue roses and cut a few butterflies. I made a double seam binding bow adding a pearl and diamant√© button.
 This is the inside card, complete with another favourite of mine, Tilda with Lace Shoes. I have stitched the paper and the Joy Craft die and added a sentiment and a butterfly.
Wrapped around the card is my favourite lace!
I added a Joy Craft easel stand and the card was complete.
My Happy Everything Tilda Card!
I hope you like her.
Have a lovely week ahead everyone, whatever you plan to do.