Friday, February 23, 2018

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #206-"Favourite Colours"

Good Friday morning dear crafty friends!!

YAY Friday...hope you all have special plans for the weekend!!  Well as it's Friday it's time for another Fussy and Fancy post...today we begin a brand new challenge...AND...this time it's my turn to host!!  I just had to choose "Favourite Colours"...I think you all should find that easy...right??!!

Well as I've been struggling lately in the mojo department I decided to go with favs all around...I had one "fairy door" left and thought it would be fun to go with some mixed media and flowers!!  So...

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my "fairy door" completed...
and how it began..
I stained the door using Rangers Distress Ink "Weathered Wood"...
next I mixed up a paste using Texture Paste, Aged Aqua Frantage and some dark blue glass fragments...
spread it on the wood...topped with some more Frantage and glass pieces then heated with my heat gun...
 the steps were stained using Rangers Distress Inks "Old Paper"...
while still wet I added some Aged Taupe Frantage and heated...
I added some paper flowers, several pink Foamiran flowers and some Cheery Lynne die cut vines...
 finished off with this darling whimsical owl key from my stash...

And that is the final "fairy door" from my stash...YIKES...I really love doing these...time for a shopping trip??!!  Oh and I guess you've discovered that pink and blue are my favourite colours...it was my week for them I guess...lol!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog-1st February 2018 Challenge #2 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-1st February 2018 Challenge #22 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #76 "Anything Goes"
Love to Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #19 February "Anything Goes"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-15th February 2018 Challenge #2 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!







Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #183-"Favourite Colours"

Good Wednesday morning dear friends!

Today at Midweek Magnolias we begin a brand new challenge...and it can't be any easier...one of my favs..."Favourite Colours"!!  Our sponsor is as always Magnolia Sweden.

I'm sure in the winter blues here so I thought I'd make myself another pyramid card to cheer me up...using one of my favourite stamps, fave colours and fave papers!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Maja Design from the Sofiero Collection...
I've added some yummy lace, lots of ribbon and ruffled ribbon...
finished off with lovely flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a bark heart...
top view...
my sweet little "Devine Tilda" from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics and dusted with Shabby White Frantage...
flowers...chiffon ribbon and rope bow...
floral stem...
bark heart...

And there you have my "Favourite Colours" card!  Now come on over and join us at Midweek Magnolias...my talented teamies have some beautiful creations to get you started!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-February Challenge "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #61 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #159 "Add a Heart"-bark heart bottom corner
Creative Fingers-Challenge #142 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Monday, February 12, 2018

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #135-"Winter"

Good Monday morning dear crafty friends!

Today at Scrapbook Stamp Society we begin a brand new challenge...our theme for the next two weeks is "Winter"...OR you can always play our "Anything Goes" option!  

I decided that this one should be for one of my DIL's birthdays...Danielle is a winter baby just like me...well and my hubby...and well our youngest son (who's married to Danielle)...and well I guess our older two sons qualify as winter babies too even though technically it's Spring when their birthdays roll around BUT there's usually still snow so I'm going with winter for us all...lol!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
well I couldn't resist another "twist and pop" card...OH MY...I LOVE making these!!...
it's a simple 6x6 base...
DP is Maja Design from the "Vintage Frost Basics" collection...
the snowflake border is from Joy Craft as are the snow flakes popped throughout...
"Happy Birthday" is a Frantic Stamper die...
the tag is a Whimsy die...
I worked with this gorgeous Sherri Baldy image...
you can find her HERE...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Shabby White Frantage...
eyes, lips, buttons and heart are all accented with glossy accents...
the polka dots are dusted with Glamour Dust...
I've popped rhinestones throughout...
the sentiment tags...
the inside...
sentiment tag is Spellbinders...
"wishing" and "you" were cut from another Franitc Stamper die...
closing...


And that it Danielle's birthday card!  Now come on over and join us at Scrapbook Stamp Society for some inspiration from my talented team mates and a chance to win from Sherri Baldy!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog-1st February 2018 Challenge #22 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog-Challenge #305 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends Challenge Blog-Challenge #60 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #75 "Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede Challenge Blog-Challenge #282 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #182-"Anything Goes"

Good morning dear crafty friends!

It's Wednesday...SO...you know what that means...YES...it's time for Midweek Magnolias!!  Our theme for the next two weeks is the SUPER easy "Anything Goes"...our sponsor is as always Magnolia Sweden!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
it was time for another lolli-pop card...I SO LOVE doing these...
I used Spellbinders Grand Circles and Grand Scalloped Circles to cut out all pieces...
DP is Maja Design from the Denim and Friends collection...
I added layers of cheesecloth and lace...
accented with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts...
lots of bow layers with cheesecloth, medium blue chiffon ribbon and light blue satin ribbon...
topped with a blue crystal/rhinestone heart...
butterflies and banners were cut using Joy Craft dies...
"sweet pea" is a Stampingbella stamp...
this little darling is "Tilda with her Monkey" from the Animal of the Year collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Shabby White Frantage...

And that is my lolly-pop card!  Now come on over and join us at Midweek Magnolias...we always love it when you inspire us!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog-Challenge #402 "One For the Girls"
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge Blog-February Challenge-"Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog-Challenge #75-"Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede Challenge Blog-Challenge #281 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #155-"Love"

Good Sunday everyone!

And how is your weekend going so far?

We begin a brand new challenge at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia today...AND...we have some FABULOUS news...check this out!!...


Well do we have some Fantastic news for all you Magnolia Lovers out there!

Our wonderful new sponsor  Swedish House Crafts are offering you the chance to win one of three prizes from their store and an EXCLUSIVE LHOSM Discount!!!!
Thank you so much Suha!

Our First Prize winner will win £20 Store Credit
Our second Prize Winner will win £10 Store Credit 
Our Third Prize Winner will win £5 Store Credit

And that isn’t all 

Suha is offering everyone an exclusive 10% off across her entire store, with this exclusive discount code, just for us:
 LHOSM218

Any buyer who uses this code and purchases over £50 (after discount and before shipping) will also receive a FREE GIFT, which includes one of the following, a glue pen, or a drop eye ink pad, flowers, sequins or a surprise gift!!!  You can use this code until 28th February!

And there is even more great news – read on…

Also there will be a new release of stamps from Magnolia very soon, called the Sun Beam Collection, you will be able to purchase the whole collection of stamps at a fantastic discounted price from Swedish House Crafts.  Use the code below, to receive a 15% discount at checkout on the whole set of stamps.
(not available for individual stamps)
LHOSM215
How wonderful is that!!!

*****

Oh my goodness...how generous of Suha!!  For myself I see some shopping in the near future!

Okay...onto my post for today!  I'm struggling right now in the Mojo department...so...thought I'd do something that I really enjoy...and that is making explosion boxes!  

Now...I have to warn you that I have LOTS of pics...it's really hard to photograph all the elements not to mention a "double" explosion box...YES...I went a little crazy!!  AND I used my favourite colours...lol!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click not the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
this is the outside with this Tilda tag that can be attached...
DP is Maja Design from the Vintage Romance collection...
lots of lace, ribbon and goodies...
overview...
 this is the tag that I made for attaching onto the box...
this darling Tilda is "Tilda Hiding Her Heart" from the With Love Colletion 2013...
coloured with my copics...dusted with Aged White Franatge...
matted on cheesecloth then attached to a larger heart...heart was cut using a Spellbinders die...
I added ribbon and pearls...
"Love" is a Hero Arts stamp...stamped with Stazon onto chiffon ribbon...
 another view...
 closer view...
 heart was made using about 8 die cut hearts...
 corner of lid decorated with a crystal stick pin, ribbon, lace, pearl stand and heart charm...
diamant√©  pin decorated with diamant√© heart charm...
mounted on a bark heart...
"Love" is the the same Hero Arts stamp...
the inner box...
panel 1 of large box...
all images taken from the same Maja collection...
panel 2...X2...

 panel 3...
box fully "exploded"...
inner panel 1...
 inner panel 2...
 inner heart is nestled on natural fibres and decorated with ribbon, flower, acrylic heart and tag...


And that is my "double" explosion box!  Now come on over and join us...my talented teamies have some beautiful creations...and you really should hop on over and check out Swedish House Crafts!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #158 "Anything Goes"
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #106 "I Love You!"
QKR Stampede Challenge Blog-Challenge #281 "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown-Challenge #377 "Favourite Colour"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #206-"Love"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Marvelous Magnolia February Challenge-"Anything Goes"

Hello again dear blogging friends!!

Welcome to my their and final post for today...PHEW!!!  For my Guest Designer at Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! please go HERE...for my Guest Designer at My Besties Aussie's Challenge Blog please go HERE!

Well friends it's the first of February so that means we begin a brand new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia...it's our first challenge of this year as we took January off...SO...we're ready for you join us to begin the new year!!  Our theme is...as always..."Anything Goes"!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click not he first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I used Spellbinders Grand Dahlia for my card base...
DP is Maja Design from the Life In The Country collection...
tags were cut using a Whimsy die...
"love me" was made using a Frantic Stampers die...
flowers are from Noor Design and Wild Orchid Crafts... 
this little sweetie is "Lonely Tilda with her Heart" from the With Love 2013 collection...
coloured with my copics...
I'm back "in love" with making my own stick pins...lol!!...
I added beads from my stash and a heart diamant√© charm to this crystal stick pin...
closer...
I added red ink to an acrylic heart...
topped with a tiny red rose and leaf that was cut using a Memory Box die...

And that is my card!!  Now won't you please join us over at Marvelous Magnolia in our first challenge of 2018!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Crafty Gals Challenge Blog-Challenge #158 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #42 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-February Challenge #19 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Guest Designer at My Besties Aussie's Challenge Blog

Hello dear blogging friends!

Welcome to my second post of the day!!  For my Guest Designer at Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! please go HERE!!  

I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer at My Besties Aussie's Challenge Blog...another chance to use a super cute Sherri Baldy Besties image!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
card base was made using Spellbinders Grand Ovals...
DP is Graphic 45 from the "Secret Garden" collection...
you can find her HERE...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Aged White Frantage...
the peach coloured flowers were made using white Foamiran that I inked up using Ranger's Spiced Marmalade...
the  pearl/diamante pin is decorated with some beads from my stash...
butterflies were made using a Martha Stewart punch...
closer...
the inside...
tags were made using a Whimsy die...


And that is my card!!  Thank you to Rose and the Aussie's Besties team for having me as their Guest Designer!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
My Besties German Challenge Blog-Challenge #49 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog-Challenge #158 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!