Wednesday, September 10

Midweek Magnolias #97 Christmas is Coming Midway Reminder

Good morning my dears,  I'm here to remind you that you still have until next Tuesday to join us over at 

Midweek Magnolias

in our "Christmas is Coming" challenge.

I've up-cycled a couple of shopping list notepads using two utterly adorable Tildas' from the 2013 Winter Wonderland collection.
The day before Xmas stocking Tilda and In the Snow heart Tilda 
Both have been coloured using Copics and Derwent pencils

My papers are a mish mash of MME and Bazzill Basics. 
I used my WRMK envelope punch board to make the bow and my Cuttlebug Script embossing folder to give it some texture. Lots of snowtex, glitter, Frantage and distressing. Flowers are I am Roses and poinsettia are WOC 

I know the girls who receive these cuties will adore them as they are huge Tilda fans and they both love pink. lol.  Wonder who that could be!!!!!

Have a fabulous day everyone,  I'm off out to spend the day with my precious Daughter.  See you all later.


Challenges Entered:

Time for Magnolia Challenge:   Winter Fun
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge:  Anything embossed - I used my CB script embossing folder on my paper bow
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia:  Favourite colour combo.  My favourite is Pink with any other dark colour. ie. grey,black,brown.
Simply Magnolia:  CAS or Fully Loaded - I've gone fully loaded.
The Glory of Christmas Challenge:  Bingo,  my line is Snowflake/Stamp/Glitter
Allsorts Challenge:  Pretty in Pink
Paper Creator's Crafts:  Early Christmas 
Christmas Stampin' All Year:  One stamp only 
Sweet Pea Stampers:  Lots of Layers 

Saturday, September 6

Christmas gift box and card No. 2

Hello my dears,  I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.  I'm here to share the last of my Christmas gift sets with this adorable Karrs 12 x 12 paper.  It's all gone now!!! none left, not even a scrap!!! lol

I'm just so happy that I had enough to finish off this project.  My box is smaller than the previous one which you can see HERE I've used different flowers on this box too.  These are once again from Heartfelt Creations and it's the Sun Kissed stamp and die on the box with Majestic bloom stamps and die on the card.

I used  Spellbinders for Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses die  and spellbinders Floral Oval die.  Lots of pretty pearls, snowtex, glamour dust and gems.  My sentiment is from Whimsy stamps as is the die.

Anyway my dears that's it from me for today,  but I'll see you all with another crafty make very soon.

Bunches of Hugs to you all.

Challenges Entered

A Creative Romance:  A Touch of Kraft 
Daring Cardmakers:   Photo as theme.   I've used the colours.
As You Like it Challenge:  Favourite Season and why!!!  Christmas/Winter  I love this season for the crisp days, snowy days and especially for crafting days.  All that snowtex, glitter, gems etc. 
ScrapbookerPhd:  3 Die cuts + Sparkle 
Southern Girls Challenge:  Winter Blues 
Creative Knockouts Challenge: Tic Tac Toe my line is Stamps/Sentiment/Ribbon  My flowers are all made from rubber stamps

Friday, September 5

Vintage Christmas gift box and card

Hello my dears,   I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.  I know I am!!  I wanted to share a shabby vintage style card and gift box that I've been playing with over the past couple of days.

Most of you that follow me will know that I've fallen head over heels in love with the fabulous Heartfelt Creations Stamps and Dies.  I don't have an abundance of their products yet (but my stash is slowly growing).

I still have tons of Christmas papers from last year and the year before!!!!  and I am determined to use up as many of them as possible.  My taste in papers has changed so the bright reds/greens and heavily patterned papers etc I will be donating to my Grandchildren's school and I'll be keeping and using the nice muted blues/creams/neutrals etc.  like the ones above.

My card is a 6x6 and my box is a 6x4x2 I've used a couple of vintage images from a Marianne Design Sheet, everything has been distress with my Th distress wheel and then edges with some thick gesso paint  The flowers are Vintage Morning background stamp and die from Heartfelt Creations and the dies behind are Raindrops on Roses from Spellbinders for Heartfelt Creations. 

All the flowers have been treated with gesso paint and glamour dust. The ribbon is SU and the pin I made myself.  The matching bow I made using my envelope punch board.  The cute wooden heart is from Live and Love crafts.

Anyway's that's all from me for today, I have a few projects in the pipe line so I'll be back to share them with you soon.

Have a wonderful weekend where ever you are.


Challenges Entered:

A little bit Crafty:  Distress it
4 Crafty Chicks:  Stitching Real or Faux 

Thursday, September 4

Yippee!!!! I've made the Semi-final stage of Heartfelt Creations Design Team Call

Hello my lovely's  I am very excited, honoured and thrilled to share my super news with you, I have made the Semi Final stages of the Heartfelt Creations Design Team Call.  Eeeeeeeeeeek!!!! oh my gosh!! how amazing is that.

Here are a few of the creations I've made since finding this amazing company via Oyster Stamps who were doing a demonstration at the Yours Sincerely Craft Fair in Edinburgh a few months ago. I bought a few of the stamps and dies and I've been hooked ever since.  You could help me achieve my dream by reading the post below and casting your votes.

DT Semifinalists: Today we are pleased to announce the Heartfelt Creations Design Team Semifinalists. Choosing from such great talent and diversified submissions is very difficult and we appreciate all the applicants that participated in the design team call. Without further ado, here are the semifinalists: Karen ConnerMaureen RussellKaren LetchworthSusan SmitJoyce ErbAmanda ReedShellie GeigleDebbie SeyerJolande van OosterhoutArchana JoshiShona RatliffRobin TharaldsonCandy SlabaughMallika KejriwalMarzena ZiuziakowskaTracey Fehr, Susannah McManusAnne Harada,Shena GartonSandie DunneNupur Priya and Gloria Stengel
Vote for your favorite Semifinalists: We would love to have you particpate and vote your 5 favorite semifinalists. Review each one of their blogs and then CLICK HERE to submit your vote. When you vote, you will also be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on September 30th, 2014.
Many of you participated in voting for the current design team members. When you voted, you were also entered into a drawing for a $50 certificate. The winner is Peggy Salyer, congratulations!
We just sold out of the Festive Christmas I Want It Alls, but the individual products are still available. Thanks for stopping by today, Emma Lou

Thank you so much for visiting,  I'll keep you all updated on my progress.

Hugs n Love 

Giving Gifts!!! Altered Boxes


Good morning my dears,  Well I've finally completed decorating all of my 3 plain boring boxes and I must say I'm rather pleased with how they turned out.  Here you can see the 3 boxes fitting inside each other. 

Sadly I ran out of my precious Almanac paper when I finished the 2nd box but I wasn't going to be beaten!!! lol.  I found some Core' dination white wash card that matched the peach colour of the Almanac paper.  So I stamped all over it with a swirly stamp and then covered the lot in beautiful lace tulle.  It did the trick perfectly.

I've used loads of these beautiful Vintage Morning blossom stamps and dies from Heartfelt creation to make an abundance of flowers for the lids.  I've also used my air dry clay moulds, lace, ribbons, chipboard hearts, tags, etc etc etc.  

Here are some close up pictures of the lids to let you see some more details.

Small Box 

Middle Box 

Large Box 

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope you enjoyed your stay and that I've enthused and motivated you just a little.


Challenges Entered:

ABC Challenge:  S is for Shabby Chic 
Vintage Challenge:  Make a Tag or use a Tag on your creation.
Altered Eclectics:  Anything Goes 
Fab n Funky Challenge:  Tic Tac Toe - My line is Lace/doily/pears
Anything but a Card:  Use Five:  I have 5 flowers on my small and middle sizes boxes, I also have 5 leaves on my middle sized box
Penny's Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Imagination Crafts Challenge: Anything Goes - I've used some Icicle blue parkle and Frosty Dawn Sparkle on the tips of my flowers.  products from the shop on my creations
Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge: Must be Altered Art item.

Wednesday, September 3

Magnolia-licious DT "W"ednesday Inspirational post

Good morning my dears,  I'm here to share my "W"ednesday inspirational post for 


I've chosen to use one of Sylvia Zet (Whimsy) stamps, this cutie's name is Rowan Fairy and she is available over at Magnolia-licious Store along with many more fabulous stamps, dies, flowers, papers and so much more.  If you haven't visited the store since it's stunning make over then you are missing out.  It's so easy to navigate and find the items you're looking for.  Go on pop over and treat yourself you know you want to.  

My dear Buddy Chris is posting with me today and you really need to scoot over to her blog and take a peek at the fantabulous creation she has made. WOW!!!  

Don't forget to leave a comment to be included in the draw for a surprise gift from our lovely Diana. 

In the meantime I wish you all a wonderful day.


Challenges Entered:

Craft-room Challenge:  Something Old/Something New. My old item is last years papers from Maja designs and my prima flowers, my new item is my Rowan Fairy stamp.
Papertake Weekly:  Anything goes with the extra option of recycle or upcycle. 
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes 
Through the Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  Summer Colours 
Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge:  Anything goes 

Midweek Magnolias DT #97 Christmas is coming!!!

Good morning my dears,  It's time for another fortnightly challenge over at 

Midweek Magnolias

This fortnight we want to see all you lovely Christmas Creations as the theme is "Christmas is Coming"

Our sponsor as always is the very generous Magnolia Sweden

Our Sponsor

Who will be sending our Random Winner a surprise package. 

 I decided to make another Christmas gift bag to add to my 
collection.  I want to be prepared and ready without having to panic nearer the time.  I love having a stash of these all ready to fill with Christmas goodies for the recipients.

My Tilda is from The Winter Wonderland 2013 collection and is called Merry Xmas Tilda.  The collection is available over at 
Magnolia-licious Store  I've also used Magnolia Christmas papers from last years collection.  

I've used Santa and Dec 25th washi tape from MME, poinsettias from WOC Marianne Design Xmas tree die, sentiment and die from Whimsy Stamps. Tim Holtz snowflake BigZ die. 

Thank you so much for popping in to visit I hope you will shoot over to Midweek Magnolias and take a peek at the amazing creation my lovely DT friends have made for you. They are stunning to say the least.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.


Challenges Entered:

A Creative Romance:  A touchj of Kraft 
The Ribbon Girls:  August Magnolia Challenge Only - Use a Charm and of course ribbon 
Dutch Magnolia Lovers:  Use Wood. I have added a wooden heart and painted it white. 
Simply Magnolia Challenge:  Holiday/Travel
Allsorts Challenge:  Early Christmas Makes
Magnolia Down Under:  Use your favourite stamp.  I love all my maggies but there are certain stamps I love to use more than others,  this is one of my favourite Christmas Tildas. 
Completely Christmas:  Anything Goes 
Southern Girls Challenge:  All about Texture 

Monday, September 1

Magnolia-licious DT Autumn/Fall Blog Hop

Good morning my dears and Welcome to our 
Autumn/Fall Blog Hop over at 


If you've come here from our sweet Katie then you are on the right track, if not then please do pop back to the start of the Hop over at Magnolia-licious challenge blog where you will find the list to follow, I would hate to think you missed out on the utterly amazing creations the girls have made for you.

I've made a cute milk carton caddy and 6 mini milk cartons for my neighbour who very kindly looks after my garden for me, so this is for her greenhouse and I'll fill those cartons with packets of seeds that she can plant come September. I can't take credit for the design though It was a tutorial from Sam Pootles, she is a favourite of mine for her precise instructions

I used Sweet pea Tilda from the Once upon a time collection and Tilda with Bow knot from the Animal of the Year collection, just click on the links to take you to both collections over to the Magnolia-licious store. 

We would love for you to leave a comment as you go through the Hop and of course there will be a prize from our lovely Diana - owner of our challenge bog and Magnolia-licious store. So the more comments you leave the more chance you have to win.

Your next stop on the Blog Hop is to pop over and visit the very very talented Dena who has an amazing project to share with you.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit with me, I hope you are enjoying the Blog Hop.

Challenges Entered:

Anything but a card Challenge:   Just as the title states anything but a card - there is also a DT call
Penny Black and more Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Frosted Designs:  Anything Goes 
Sister Act Challenge: Anything Goes 

Sunday, August 31

Altered circular gift box with picture tutorial

Hello my dears,  I have an altered box to share with you today,  I told you a few days ago that I was having a tidy up of my 12 x 12 DP stash and I found a multitude of either 1 or 2 sheets of  beautiful Prima, Graphic45, Webster's pages, MME, Glitz etc etc.  I usually buy the 12x12 pad or kit and always have a few sheets spare after I've finished either scrap booking or making my mini albums.  

So I thought I'd put these sheets to good use.  I've got a cupboard full of boxes, bags, frames etc waiting to be altered, I've now managed to make a small dent in my pile of alterable products. lol.  I bought these 3 stacking circular boxes last year so this is the first of them.

My papers are from Prima, their Almanac collection, sadly it's discontinued, but it was one of my all time favourites of Prima.

I used Heartfelt Creations Vintage Morning background stamp and cut this out using the matching Vintage morning die from spellbinders.  The leaves are also a spellbinders die Foliage.

I'm really pleased how it's transformed from the picture below to what it has become.  Can't wait now to get the other two completed.  They are half way there.  So maybe by tomorrow.!!!! 

Wishing you all a fabulous Sunday.


Totally Tilda DT - Glitter/Gems/Pearls

Good morning my dears, I'm here to share my DT card for our new challenge over at 

Totally Tilda

This fortnights theme is Glitter/Gems/Pearls you must have all 3 items on your creation and of course sweet Tilda. My pearls are on the butterfly's, my Gems are the brads in my flowers and I've glittered the petals.  

This trio of sweet Tilda's are all from the Pink Lemonade Collection - Tilda with Rose lace dress - Tilda with lace pants and Buzz Tilda 

They have been coloured using copics and Derwent soft pencils for shading. I will pop a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post for you with links where possible. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Zoe from Bunny Zoe's Crafts 

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Do please pop over and take a peek at the fabulous designs my sweet friends the Tildarette's have created to enthuse and inspire you.  I'm looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations over the coming 2 weeks.


Challenges Entered:

Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  Your favourite stamp, sorry girls I couldn't choose just one,  I love every stamp that comes out but the Pink Lemonade collection is my favourite one. That's until the next collection comes out. lol 
Simply Magnolia Challenge: Holiday/travels -  I loved going for picnics with my Grandchildren while they were on School Holidays.
Time for Magnolia Challenge:  It's still  Summer
Creative Corner Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Copics Marker Europe Challenge: Anything Goes with Copics 
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes 
Marvelous Magnolias:  Anything Goes