Sunday, December 10, 2017

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #153-"Anything Goes"

Happy Sunday dear crafty friends!

Today at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia we begin our final challenge of 2017 with both teams bringing you our creations today!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Recollections...
I couldn't find any gingerbread paper in the vast array of paper that I have so I created my own using the little gingerbread stamp from the new Magnolia collection and some embossing powder...
 this darling image is "Gingerbread Tilda" from the new CP 2017 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Aged Taupe Frantage...
matted on cheesecloth...
closer view...
ribbon is the crocheted wired ribbon that I bought from Michael's...
I added a gingerbread charm and two tiny gingerbread cookie cutter decorations...
I added lace and tiny gingerbread buttons with red embroidery floss to the bottom...
the sentiment is from the same Magnolia collection...
I stamped a candy cane and tiny gingerbread from the same collection...
dusted with Aged Taupe Frantage...
closer...

Another gift bag done!!  Now come on over and join us at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia...we LOVE when you inspire us!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #29 "All About Christmas Time"
Magnolia-licious-December Challenge "Anything Goes"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #60 "Christmas/Winter"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-December Challenge #20 "Anything Goes"
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge Blog-December Challenge "Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #56 "Anything Goes"
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog-December 8, 2017 Challenge "Anything Christmas Goes"
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-15th November 2017 Challenge #28 "Anything Goes"

Some more Holiday Spirit...



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


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Event Guest Designer at My Besties Dutch Girls Challenge Blog

Welcome to my second post of today...for my Midweek Magnolias post please go HERE!

For this post I'm honoured to be part of the Christmas Event festivities over at My Besties Dutch Girls Challenge Blog!!  Thank you Ladies for having me!!! 

Come on over and join in the FUN and CELEBRATION!!!




Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Maja Design from the "Joyous Winterdays" collection...
silver gift bag is from Michael's as is the white trim across the top...
 how ADORABLE is this sweet image??!!...
the image is from Sherri's Lil Rosie collection...called "Stocking Full of Joy" Image #7560...
you can find her HERE!!
coloured with my copics...
matted on cheesecloth...
closer view...
ribbon from my stash...
"Merry Christmas" is a Hero Arts stamp...stamped on chiffon ribbon with Stazon...
finished off with this sweet stocking charm...
the larger poinsettia was made using a Tim Holtz Poinsettia die...
coloured with a red oil pastel (though it looks pink) and I added white and deep burgandy stamens...
the smaller white one was made using a Spellbinders poinsettia die...

I love making these bags!!  Now won't you please check out all the fun going on over at My Besties Dutch Girls Challenge Blog...then come on and join in!!  Once again...thank you to the Besties Dutch Girls for having me!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off!-December Challenge "Christmas"
Le Blog de defis "The Besties"-Challenge #70 "Anything Goes"
My Besties International Challenge Blog-December Challenge "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog-1st December 2017 Challenge #12 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-December 2017 Challenge #20 "Anything Goes"
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge Blog-December Challenge "Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow"
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog-December Challenge #284 "Winter/Christmas"
613 Avenue Create-December Challenge #204 "Option Christmas"

Ohhhh!!!  Can't wait...




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

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #179-"Anything Goes With a Magnolia Image"

Happy Wednesday dear crafty friends!

Welcome to my first post of today...please come and visit me later for my Guest Designer at My Besties Dutch Girl Challenge!

Are the decorations up?...the tree?...presents wrapped or at least bought...lol!...cards done?  

Cards...well that's why I'm here...today we begin our last challenge for this year at Midweek Magnolias...we're taking a break...I sure need it!!  I'm getting a stiff neck from all that colouring!!!  Okay I digress...for this last challenge of 2017 we have the SUPER easy theme of "Anything Goes With a Magnolia Image"...so another chance to get a Christmas card done OR if you're tired of colouring up the Christmas images you can go onto something for the coming year!  Our sponsor is...as always...Magnolia Sweden!

I was SO excited to get my subscription package...I've inked up a few already!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Maja Design from the "Joyous Winterdays" collection...
I used Spellbinders Grand Dahlia for the card base...
 I used some Scrapiniec chipboard forms to decorate...
poinsettia is from The Ribbon Girl...
decorated with some beaded berries...
the bow was made using green wired ribbon knotted the topped with red chiffon...
rhinestone circle finishes it off...
 this little darling is "Tilda With Star" from the CP 2017 collection...
coloured with my copics...
I added tiny rhinestones to some of the garland on her tree dress and tiny red dots accented with Glossy Accents to the others...
closer...
the sentiment is from Stamping Bella...
the die cut for the matt is by Spellbinders...
decorated with Scrapiniec chipboard leaves inked in green...sponged with Snow Tex and dusted with Glamour Dust... 

Another card done!!  Now won't you hop on over to Midweek Magnolias...my talented team mates have come up with some beautiful creations! 

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #60 "Christmas/Winter"
Magnolia-licious-December Challenge # "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-December Challenge "Anything Goes"
Noor Design Challenge Blog-December Challenge "Anything Goes"
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog-Traditional Christmas Colours-Red and Green
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #204 "Option Christmas"

And to get you in the Christmas mood...


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


Monday, December 4, 2017

Guest Designer at Paradise of Magnolia Challenge #60-"Anything Goes"

Good Monday morning dear crafty friends!!

Welcome to my second post of the day!  For my Scrapbook Stamp Society post please go HERE!

I have the honour of being the Guest Designer at Paradise of Magnolia!  And the SUPER easy theme...everyone's fav...is "Anything Goes"!

Now I haven't done a "cupcake" in a while so had the itch to make another!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP for the "cupcake" wrapper is Maja Design from the "Joyous Winterdays" collection...have I told you how much I LOVE this collection...or maybe you've guessed...lol!!...
the "cupcake" is made of Foamiran pointsettias...
I used a Spellbinders Poinsettia die to cut them...
then oil pastels to colour them up a bit...
and finished them off with white stamens...
I added three blue stamen clusters for a bit of colour...
and cheesecloth to cover any bald spots...
back of the tag...
"Merry Chistamas" is a Quick Cutz stamp...
top view...
and of course the sweet "Little Santa" from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics and dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
I added little rhinestones around the scalloped backing...
closer...
close up of the poinsettia and a stamen cluster...

I sure do LOVE making these cupcakes!!  Okay now you should really go on over to Paradise of Magnolia...the talented team there have some beautiful inspiration for you!!  I'd like to thank Laurigami and her wonderful team for having me as their Guest Designer!!  

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #29 "All About Christmas Time"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #60 "Christmas/Winter"
Craft Heaven Shop Challenge Blog-Challenge #22 "Winter Wonderland"
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog-Challenge #395 "Anything Goes or Optional Twist "Let It Snow""
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog-Challenge #169 "Santa is Coming to Town"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #71 "Anything Goes"
Noor Design Challenge Blog-December Challenge "Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede Challenge Blog-Challenge #272 "Christmas Tags or Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #204 "Option Christmas/Winter"

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



Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #132-"Christmas"

Good Monday morning dear crafty friends!

Welcome to my first post for today!

Today at Scrapbook Stamp Society we begin our "Christmas" challenge...we're going to be joining forces...both teams will post today as we begin our "Christmas" celebrations!!  We'd really LOVE for you to join us...we're always so excited to be inspired by you!  As this is our last challenge for 2017 Sherri Baldy has generously offered up an extra bonus...a free digi image!!  Check out the details at Scrapbook Stamp Society!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made this book box for my granddaughter Mia...her sister Calla already claimed the first book box that I made...or as Calla calls it...a "treasure box"...
I painted it with white acrylic paint then dusted on Shabby Blue Frantage while wet then heated to emboss...
I surrounded the outer "book" area with lace and also to the top...
another view...
this darling little image reminds me SO much of sweet Mia...
I'm working with a Lil Rascal image #523 that you can find HERE...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
I added LOTS of Glamour Dust to the fur areas and Glossy Accents on her eyes...
then I matted her on my fav...cheesecloth...
the bow layered with white and navy chiffon ribbon and this sparkly ribbon that I think I originally bought from Live and Love...
I stamped "Merry Christmas" with Stazon onto the white chiffon...
added a stick pin with bead and diamant√©  snowflake...
I am SO loving making these Foamiran poinsettias...I want to add them to everything...LOL!!...
I added it to another small bow that's layered with navy chiffon and the sparkly ribbon...
the larger snowflake was made with a Crealies floral die...topped with a navy rhinestone...
I stung a pearl strand from the top corner poinsettia through the bow and down the side ending at the snowflake...
I added random tiny snowflakes that are from a Martha Stewart border punch...
these I topped with tiny rhinestones...
the "treasure box" opened...
the DP is Maja Design from the Joyous Winterdays collection...
I made a gift card envelope that I will tuck a Starbuck's gift card into...the girls LOVE having their Christmas shopping traditional hot chocolate with Mommy and Daddy at Starbuck's...

And that is Miss Mia's "Treasure Box"!  Now it's time for you to hop on over to Scrapbook Stamp Society and check out the beautiful creations that my talented team mates have to show you...then come on over and join...you could be a lucky winner of a darling Sherri Baldy image!  And now here is a look at Sherri's gift for you...


All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
My Besties International Challenge Blog-December Challenge-"Winter Wonderland"
My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog-Challenge #42 "Anything Goes"
Le Blog de defis "The Besties"-Challenge #70 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog-Challenge #395 "Anything Goes Optional Twist "Let It Snow""
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge Blog-December Challenge "Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow"
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #151 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #71 "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown-Challenge #370-"Ribbon and Lace"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #204 "Option Christmas/Winter"

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


  

Friday, December 1, 2017

Marvelous Magnolia December Challenge-"Anything Goes"

Happy December 1st dear friends!!

Oh my!!   Christmas is almost here...YIKES!!...are you all prepared??!! 

Well here's your chance to get another card or two out of the way...come on over and join us at Marvelous Magnolia...our super easy theme is "Anything Goes"!!

For those of you who visit me regularly you'll have guessed that I LOVE making "Lollipop" cards...SO...

Here comes another...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Maja Design (of course) from the "Joyous Winterdays" collection...
I created the ruffled outer circle by punching a border then scoring and folding to create a lace like effect...
topped that with a plainer circle and then matted the image on some natural fibres...
another view... 
this sweetie is from an older collection so I really don't remember which one it is...
she's called "Heavenly Tilda"...
coloured with my copics...
I added glamour dust to her wings... 
crocheted ribbon is from Michael's...
I stamped "warm hugs"...from Stampingbella...with Stazon onto chiffon ribbon...
"Christmas" is a Hero Arts stamp and the hugs is again from Stampingbella... 

And there is another "Lollipop" card...I love them because they work up relatively quick and are so cute!!  Anyway...time for you to check out the beautiful creations that my talented teamies have to show you...so hop on over to Marvelous Magnolia!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog-December 1st 2017 Challenge #20 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #151 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #56 "Anything Goes"
The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog-November Any Image Challenge

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

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Midway Reminder at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia-Challenge #152 -"Pearls, Gems or Sparkle"

Happy Sunday dear crafty friends!

And how is everyone's weekend so far?!

Today marks the midway of our current challenge at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia...SO...that means it's the Sweet Magnolia team's turn to show you what we came up with...the theme is "Pearls, Gems or Sparkle"!!  Our wonderful sponsor for our challenge is Noor Design!  You still have almost two weeks to dazzle us with your beautiful work...so come on over and join us!

I'm hooked on these "pyramid" cards!!  They're so pretty and easy...SO...I couldn't resist making another!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Maja Design from the "Joyous Winterdays" collection...
side view...
this little darling is "Lace Hood Tilda" from the A Lovely Christmas 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
matted on cheesecloth...
surrounded by pearl strand...
 closer view...
I added a small rhinestone to her package and a tiny one to the pom pom on her hat...
 this side I decorated with pine cones/branches made using the Tim Holtz pine cone/branch die...
I added a red chiffon ribbon...stamped "Merry Christmas" with Stazon onto a piece of chiffon and added a berry/bead cluster...
 closer view...
to this side I added three ornament dies made from a Memory Box die..
then strung a pearl strand throughout...
I added rhinestones to each ornament...
the inside sentiment is by Hero Arts...

Another "pyramid" card done!!  Now won't you please pay us a visit over at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia...I know that my talented team mates have some lovely creations to show you!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #28 "All About the Season"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #59 "Let it Snow"
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #150 "To Die For"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #70 "Anything Goes"
Love to Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #16 "Anything Goes"
Sweet Stampin' Christmas-"Anything Goes Christmas"
The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog-November Any Image Challenge
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog-November 24th Challenge "Traditional Christmas Colours-Red and Green
QKR Stampede Challenge-Challenge #271 "Anything Goes"

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