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Sunday, 15 October 2017

New Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

I am sharing my card for the new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia. Our challenge for the next four weeks is:

Use Trim
(ribbon, pearl trim, seam binding, lace, twine, organza roses, pom pom trim etc) 

I have coloured up an older Maggie called Tilda in Christmas Coat. The trees in the background I drew myself. I am hoping to do more freehand backgrounds. I don't think it is too bad for a first attempt.  The only trouble is it takes me quite a long time so I won't be able to do it on all of my cards until I get better and faster at it.

The frozen border die cut on the left hand side has been cut from a Jeanine's die twice and mounted on top of each other. I only placed the glue along the bottom edge so it can be opened up to give some dimension. Sitting underneath the image along the bottom is a Joy Crafts die 'Icicles Edge'.

The pearl trim, pom pom trim, lace and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.

The rhinestone sparkler in the centre of the bow is very similar to the silver glitter flatbacks at the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Coat and Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Present and Tights: Weathered Wood

The trees have been coloured with a mixture of watercolour paints and DI reinkers
burnt umber watercolour paint and walnut stain distress reinker.

Our fabulous sponsor is
The Rubber Buggy

We would love for you to share your creations with us.

That's all for now.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 13 October 2017

Reminder Card for the Current Challenge at Paradise of Stamps - Autumn Loves Autumn

Hi everyone,

If you are looking for the Paper Nest Dolls card, then please scroll down.

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I am popping back in to share a reminder card at the Paradise of Stamps for our current challenge

Autumn

I have coloured up a stamp I bought a few months ago with autumn in  mind from Stamping Bella, she seems quite popular as I have seen quite a few cards with her on in blogland. She is called Autumn loves Autumn.

As always I have coloured her with DI reinkers and used a white posca pen for the white dots on the toadstool.

The papers are by Pion Syringa and Canus and have been edged with white gesso.

The leaves down the left hand side have been cut from a Memory Box die twice, once in coordintating Pion paper and once in brown card.

The flowers are mainly from my stash except for the ivory exotic blossom which is from the 
Ribbon Girl. The cheesecloth is also from the Ribbon Girl.

The bronze charm, ribbon and tulle lace are from my stash.

The sentiment comes with the stamp.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Gathered Twigs
Top and Shoes: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Leaves (Dress): Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Rusty Hinge, Barn Door
Toadstool: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot


Well that's it from me today,  I will back on Sunday afternoon.

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Paper Nest Dolls - Avery with Poinsettia

Good morning my lovelies,

I hope you have had a good week.

I have a couple of cards to post today so I am starting off with one for the Paper Nest Dolls which is featured in this months Paper Craft Essentials magazine.

This sweet doll is called Avery with Poinsettia and I have coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

The ice crystal die cut down the left hand side has been cut from a Joy Crafts die and I've added some twinklets which gives a lovely frosty look. Tucked underneath the flowers are some sprawling ferns which have been cut from a Magnolia Doohickeys die.

The pom pom trim, to me they look like huge snowballs lol and the ribbon are from the 

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Boots and Flower Pot: Iced Spruce
Poinsettia: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

I will be back later.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Saturday, 7 October 2017

World Card Making Day - Digi Doodles Blog Hop - Christabelle

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a good week and hopefully will have some relaxing crafting time this weekend.

Did you know that today is World Card Making Day, so to celebrate the Digi doodles team are having a blog hop.

Here is a list of blogs, you can hop on over to from here:

Gina (You are here)

To be in with a chance of winning a free digi leave a comment! The Winner will be picked at random and announced on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/digidoodlestudioson Friday, October 13th.
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 Also, in honor of World Card Making Day, Dina is offering  25% OFF ALL Digi Stamps using code: 17WCMD10 just for today (7th October), so hurry up and pop on over!

I have been longing to colour this this beauty up, she is called Christabelle and I have coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

The shape of the card has been cut with a Crealies rectangle die. Peeping out on the left hand side is a Joy Crafts 8 point die which I have cut in white card.

The papers are from the Hobby House.

The tag has been cut from a Tattered Lace die and I have used silver embossing powder for the sentiment.

The ice crystal is a Joy crafts die which I have covered with Twinklets and popped a pearl gem into the centre.

The flowers, lace, seam binding ribbon and crystal sparkler are all from the Ribbon Girl, links to most of the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product. 

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Coat, Hat, Ribbon & Bow:Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Scarf: Iced Spruce, Black Soot
Mistletoe: Bundled Sage & Old Paper
Post Box: Pumice Stone, Old Paper, Black Soot
Letter: Old Paper, Victorian Velvet

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Happy crafting.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia - Puppy Love Tilda

Hi everyone,

If you are looking for the Ribbon Girl card, please scroll down.

We have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia today and our theme is 'Anything Goes'.

As it's another anything goes challenge, guess what I have made? yep another Christmas card lol. You may have guessed, but they are my favourite kind of card to make, I just can't get enough of them, sad as it is.

This is an older Maggie called 'Puppy Love Tilda and I've masked her with Peaceful Christmas Tree.

The die peeping out of the left is a Joy Crafts die and I've also tucked a Joy Crafts die on the right hand side, which I have mostly covered up doh.

The sprawling ferns are an older Magnolia Doohickeys die and I've added some white gesso to emulate snow.

The flowers are from my stash, but you can buy similar pine cones from the Ribbon Girl.

The lace, ivory pearl string, beaded berries, pearl cluster and pearl trim is from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Aged Mahogany
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Boots: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Tree: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Star: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

New Ribbon Girl Challenge - Winter Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a great weekend, gosh it's the 1st of October already, WOW, September zoomed past. I've noticed the trees are changing colour a lot earlier this year and they look gorgeous.

Anyway enough of my waffling as this morning we begin a new card challenge at the Ribbon Girl

I have coloured up an older Maggie called 'Winter Tilda' and masked her with Old Swedish Church. 

I have used distress reinkers to colour her and sprinkled some frantage around the image which I think is great for falling snow. For the lying snow I have used glamour dust.

Peeping out of the top left hand side is some gorgeous Silver Star Twinkle tinsel.

The flower arrangement is made up of a white daisy, I removed the centre and replaced it with a fabulous silver glitter flatback, carnation, beaded stamens, pine cones (painted with white gesso), and frosted berries. I have also added some twinklets to the daisy and carnation which gives a lovely icy look.

I used some white/white spot organza ribbon to make the bow and made another bow made from silver metallic twine, attached a silver candy cane charm, finishing off with a beautiful diamante snowflake in the centre.

Towards the bottom of the card, I've placed some beautiful 'Phoebe' white guipure lace, some more silver tinsel and double row pearl trim, not forgetting the very seasonal pom pom trim.

Finally I've draped some oval pearl string from one side of the card to the other.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat, Hat and Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Background: Hickory Smoke, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot

As always, we have THREE beautiful prizes up for grabs:

First Prize
 Papers from Maja Design, Sweden - the prize will be sent directly to the winner

Second Prize:
Second prize:  Your choice of 2 of the Christmas Mini Packs of 6x6 papers from the Ribbon Girl.


Third Prize:
A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV


I will be popping back in this afternoon.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 29 September 2017

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Tilda with Little Snowy

Good morning everyone,

Happy Friday to you all!

This morning I am sharing a card I made for the new challenge at Fussy and FancyJules is hosting this challenge and has chosen the theme 'Shabby Chic'.

Apologies in advance, but I have made another Christmas card, they are my favourite cards to make, so I am making as many as I can whilst I can. 

This is Tilda with Little Snowy coloured with distress reinkers and I've sprinkled some white frantage around the image. Tucked underneath the image is some cheese cloth.

I haven't used paper on this card, but I have embossed white card using my absolute favourite embossing  folder by Crafters Companion 3D snowflake. Once embossed I have covered the card with silver pebeo gilding wax and painted white gesso around the edges.

The scrolled icicle edge along the left hand side has been cut in white card and glittered with glamour dust. I have also added some glamour dust to her hat.

The circle of ice crystals is a Joy Crafts die and I've added a few pearls to the centres.

The lace and cheese cloth are available from the Ribbon Girl.

Where possible, I have added the links to the materials I have used at the bottom of this page, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.

Di list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut stain, Antique Linen
Cloak, Hat and Boots: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Snowman: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Rusty Hinge

The winner of this challenge will win a GDT spot for an upcoming challenge.

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx
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