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Friday, 4 August 2017

New Challenge At Fussy and Fancy


Good morning everyone,

I hope you all having a good week.

This morning starts the new challenge at Fussy and Fancy and it's my turn to host. I have chosen 'Favourite Colours' as the theme.

Well of course my favourite colour is pink, I particularly love pink with grey and green.

This little cutie is an old Maggie, but I still love her.  I have stamped her with Timber Brown Stazon ink onto Fabriano Artistico extra white water colour paper and coloured her with distress ink reinkers  and added some star dust stickles to her balloon to give it some sparkle.

The papers are by Maja and have been painted with white gesso.

The lace swag that runs down the left hand side of the card is a Magnolia Doohickey die which has been cut twice, once in white card and the second time in coordinating papers and I've added a few pearls to finish it off.

Just peeping out from the top is paper doily, the pink pom pom trim is from the Ribbon Girl, they are currently out of stock of the pink, but do have a variety of other colours in stock. The square pearl trim and Ivory Fluted Edge ribbon is also from the Ribbon Girl.

The balloons have been cut from a Poppy Stamps die and I've added a twine bow to the top.

The pink rose is from the Ribbon Girl, but the others are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Headband: Victorian Velvet
Shoes: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

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

That's it from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia - Tilda with Flower in her Pocket

Hi everyone,

I hope you week is going well, I am almost done with the cleaning, just the kitchen and oven left to do๐Ÿ˜Š. I haven't made one Christmas card yet, which is so unlike me so that is next on my list to do.

Today we have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia and the theme is the very popular 
'Anything Goes'.

I have coloured up one of the new Maggies from the Country Girl collection, I just love this collection, it is the best one they have released for a while.

This little cutie is called called Tilda with Flower in her Pocket. I have coloured her with DI reinkers.

I cut the shape using an extra large Spellbinders die, the inner circles have been cut using an extra  large Spellbinders circular die. The papers are by Maja and have been edged with white gesso.

The leaves which have been cut in green and cream card,  and butterflies are all Joy Crafts dies, links are at the bottom of this post, just click on a photo to be taken directly to the product.

The flowers and lace are from my stash.

Di list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Grand Espresso
Dungarees: Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage
Top and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Bows and flowers Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany
Grass and leaves: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Ribbon Girl Giveaway

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a fab weekend and are all well.

I am just popping in to let you know that as the DT are having a summer break in August, the Ribbon Girl are having various giveaways until the DT return in September. The first of the giveaways can be found on their challenge blog here.


The goodies consist of:
Lemoncraft 'Gossamer Blue' 6x6 paper pad
1 mtr of Aqua Blue Rat Tail Satin Cord
1 mtr of 25mm Malibu Blue Satin Ribbon
1 Pack of 5 Kort & Godt Aqua Rolled Roses

One lucky crafter will be picked at random after 9pm on Saturday 5th August - just tell them what you would make with this selection - of course, if you can't wait that long, all of these products are available in the store.

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in and good luck.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Tilda Enjoying Summer

Hi everyone,

So in the first week of the holidays I have been cleaning like a trooper. Once the big clean has been done, then the rest of the holiday will be mine to do exactly what I want to do plus  a trip up to stay with my parents and I'm off to Whitby to meet up with a crafty friend.๐Ÿ˜Š

I thought I would share a card I made recently just for fun.

I stamped up an older Maggie called Tilda Enjoying Summer and coloured her with DI reinkers.

Just peeping out of the top of the card is a Joy border die.

The leaves which are also Joy Craft dies have been cut in white and grey card. The flowers and gathered lace are from my stash, but the pearl trim and lace (lace bow) are from  the Ribbon Girl.

I cut a few of the pearls off of the pearl trim and added them to the top of the roses.

The white wooden fence was a gift and the sentiment is from a Whimsy set of stamps.

The tag on the base of the card has also been cut from a Joy Crafts die.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Pumice Stone, Black Soot
Top and Shoes: Victorian Velvet

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in,

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 21 July 2017

Lovely Rose Tilda

Hi everyone,

Well that is school done and dusted for this academic year, I can now look forward to 6 weeks of doing exactly what I want, hmmm bliss.

I thought I would pop in a show a card I made recently using a Maggie  called 'Lovely Rose Tilda'.

I have coloured her with distress reinkers.

The papers are by Maja from the Autumn Basics paper pad.

                        I cut the butterflies using a Joy Crafts corner die, it is a lovely die which easily slips underneath any layer. The swirl has been cut from a Magnolia Doohickeys die.

         The pearl string, double row pearl trim and lace are from the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers, lace and bronze rose charm are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: and Shoes: Pumice Stone
Present: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Pumice Stone
Rose: Spun Sugar, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Well that's it from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Paper Nest Dolls are coming to the U.K.

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful week, this is my final week at school as we breakup on Friday๐Ÿ˜Š

I am super excited today as the Paper Nest Dolls are coming to the U.K., well Christine won't be here, but her dolls will be.

They are making their debut on Hochanda today. There are two shows one at 11.00 a.m.and the second at 4.00 p.m.

You can catch catch the shows on the following channels:

Sky 663, Freeview 85, Freesat 817

When Christine asked me to make a card for the show, it didn't even take a milli second for me to answer, I was thrilled to be asked.

This is the card I made. This gorgeous doll is called 'Birthday Princess Ellie' and I have coloured her with DI reinkers and I've added some Star Dust stickles to her crown to give some sparkle.

The papers are by Maja from the Vintage Romance collection, which I have edged with white gesso. 

The beautiful flower die on the left hand side, the corner and the butterflies are Joy Crafts dies.

I've punched  a strip of white card using a Martha Stewart paper punch and placed it underneath the left hand side of the image and placed some pearl flower trim on top.

The pink rose, paper, pearl gems and pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

On the base of the card I have added some lace and flower pearl trim. I stamped the sentiment onto an oval die cut, added some foam pads and placed it on the base of the card

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Bows: Weathered Wood
Crown: Wild Honey
Socks: Hickory Smoke
Cake: Frayed Burlap, Spun Sugar

Well that's it from me today,

I hope you can catch the shows.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Market Tilda with Fruits

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and having a good week!

I am popping in to share a card I made using one of the new Tildas from the latest collection. This little cutie is called Market Tilda with Fruits.

I stamped her onto a Spellbinders oval die with Stazon Timber Brown ink onto Artistico 300 gsm water colour paper and  coloured her with DI reinkers, finishing off with some white pearl string and finally mounting her onto a Joy Crafts Flower Frame oval die.

The shape of the card is cut from a Go Kreate die and the papers are from the Maja Sofieou paper pad.

The die peeing out of the left top corner is a Fantasy die and the die peeing out from underneath the layers and the butterflies have been cut from Joy Crafts die.

The sentiment is from an Altnew set of stamps.

Underneath the image I have placed some cheesecloth.  

The leaves have also been cut from Joy Craft dies and the flowers and lace are from my stash.

The papers pad, cheesecloth and square pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage
Boots, Top and Hat: Victorian Velvet
Box: Gathered Twigs
Fruit: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in and a big crafty wave to my new followers, thank you so much for following me.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 7 July 2017

New Challenge Fussy and Fancy - Annabel Texting

Good morning to you all,

I am just popping in to share I card I have made for the new challenge at Fussy and Fancy and the theme this time round is: 

'Celebration'

I have coloured up one of my favourite LOTV stamps called 'Annabel Texting', I think this image is perfect for a teenager.

I have coloured her with DI reinkers and added a sprinkle of frantage around the outside of the image.

The papers are by Maja from the Summer Basics collection  and are called 1923.

The fabulous butterfly corner by Joy Crafts is making an appearance again, it cuts so beautifully and is just perfect to slip under a layer. The leaves and butterflies are also cut from Joy dies.

I cut the banner shape with a Joy Crafts Banner die onto some coordinating paper and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Best Wishes English  Banner Text stamp with Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder over, heat set it and added a couple of pearl gems.

The lace, phone charm and flowers are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Pumice Stone
Jumper: Old Paper, Victorian Velvet
Phone: Victorian Velvet, Old Paper
Boots: Victorian Velvet

The winner of the challenge will join us as a GDT in an upcoming challenge.

I am so sorry that the links to the materials I have used are not at the bottom of this post, but Inlinkz have moved to LinkDeli and I am having a few teething problems which I hope to have sorted very soon.

That's it from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 2 July 2017

New Card Challenge at the Ribbon Girl - Summer Wedding Tilda

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and the sun is shining for you.

Today is the start of the card challenge at the Ribbon Girl. As always the theme is 'Anything Goes' as long as it is a card, any shape, with or without an image.

  I opted to make a shaker card as the Ribbon Girl are now selling some beautiful shaker selections.

The pretty papers are by Lemoncraft called Tiny Miracles, and as you can see are very versatile.  

I made the shaker element using a small circular spellbinder die and placed the gorgeous doily chipboard shape over the top and added some pearl string around the centre.

The aqua and pink flowers are ballerina blossoms and are absolutely gorgeous. I tucked some pale pink smooth berries and beaded stamens just underneath the blossoms.

The two tags have been cut in the same paper and I've added some lace bows.

Along the bottom I have placed some gathered frilled tulle trim and added some double row pearl trim along the top.

The double bow is made from tulip pink seam binding finishing off with a pink crystal and diamante embellishment.

The image is a Magnolia stamp called Summer Wedding Tilda which I have coloured with DI reinkers.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Boots: Victorian Velvet
Flowers: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters

We have three fabulous sponsors for this challenge:

First Prize:

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


Second Prize:

 £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl

Third Prize:

 A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV


Well that's it from me today.

Enjoy whatever you are doing today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Saturday, 1 July 2017

New Challenge Marvelous Magnolia - Tilda with Dotted Boots

Hi everyone,

Well here we are the 1st July, this year is certainly whizzing by! Its only 3 weeks until we break up for the summer holidays, not that I'm counting lol๐Ÿ˜Š

We have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia today and our theme this month is 

Summer

I have coloured up Tilda with Dotted Boots and masked her with the Barbed Wire background stamp. She has been painted with DI reinkers.

I stamped her on to Joy Oval die cut finishing off with some pearl string.

The papers (which I have mostly covered up) are from a very pretty paper  pad by Maja called Sofriero.
I have used oodles of lace from the Ribbon Girl, links can be found a the bottom of this post.

The flowers are a mixture from my own craft stash and the Ribbon Girl.

The butteries are also a Joy die cut, which I have cut twice in coordinating papers. 

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Top and Headband: Victorian Velvet
Trousers: Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage
Boots: Victorian Velvet, Pumice Stone
Basket of Flowers: Gathered Twigs, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage
Fence Post: Gathered Twigs
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

The sponsor for our challenge is:

I am Roses

and the winner of the challenge will win a GDT spot for an upcoming challenge.

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Whimsy 'Dolly'

Good morning everyone,

I am just popping in to share a card I made using the beautiful Whimsy stamp called 'Dolly'.

I have painted this cute lady with DI reinkers.

I cut the shape using a Go Create die. The papers are by Pion called Ornament which have been painted with white gesso around the edges.

Peeping out of the top is  a white paper doily.

Underneath the image I have placed some cheesecloth which is from the Ribbon Girl. The straws and flowers, shabby chic swirl, lace and silver bird cage charm are my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat: Iced Spruce, Black Soot
Dress: Old Paper, Victorian Velvet
Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot, Shabby Shutters
Flower Pot: Frayed Burlap

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 25 June 2017

New Challenge at LHOSM - Forget Me Knot Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope your weekend is going well and if it's not then I am sending you a big hug, I need one a bit myself at the moment.

This afternoon we have new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia and our theme is an easy peasy one of:

Anything Goes

I have coloured up an old stamp called Forget Me Knot Tilda and masked her with Shabby Chic Fence.

I know you can't really see the papers but they are by Anna Marie Designs called Blissful Teal and they are lush!

That butterfly corner by Joy Crafts has popped up again, I so love it! and the die on the left hand side is also by Joy Crafts

The gorgeous wooden fence was a gift from a lovely crafty friend, and the tassel is cut from a Marianne die.

Most of the embellishments are from my stash, but where I can I have put links to them at the bottom of this post.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Shoes: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Forget Me Knot Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany
Fence: Hickory Smoke
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

The fabulous Noor Design are sponsoring us this month, you could win:

to spend in Tracy's on line shop.

Well that's it from me today, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx