Friday, August 29

A trio of gifts for a sweet girl !!!

Good morning my dears,  I hope you are all looking forward to your weekend,  I am off to our crop meeting at Cumbernauld to catch up with my lovely crafty buddies.  I haven't seen them since May!!!!  and that's far too long,  anyway's I digress.

I was having a clear out and tidy up in my craft room and came across a few Prima 12 x 12 papers and flowers from the Sun Kissed "Kindred Spirit" collection, and needing a gift for a very sweet girl who has helped me immensely in choosing my new car (picking it up next week)

I only had 1 and a half sheets so I used them to make the card and the flowers box.  the Maltesers box cover was 1 sheet of Glitz paper given to me at my last crop from my lovely friend Lynne Brown.

I'm not going to go into too many details as the trio I think speaks for itself. But I have to give credit to the lovely Sam Pootles for her fabulous punch board tutorial for the maltesers box. I made a slight adaptation to it by making a belly band for the closure instead of Sams ribbon.

I've used TH brushed corduroy distress ink - Cheery Lynne large flourish die - Marianne Design leaves - Magnolia Sentiment Especially for you and Thank you sentiment from my stash. Martha Steward five leaf flower punch and butterfly punch.

That's it from me for now my lovely's, wishing you all a fabulous weekend. 


Challenges Entered:

Aud Sentiments Challenge: Any sentiment apart from Happy Birthday
Crafty Girls Challenge: Anything Goes 
Crafty Creations Challenge:  Dig deep and use something old from your stash. My papers and flowers are 2 years old.
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Something Sweet

Tuesday, August 26

Magnolia-licious DT Frilly - Lacey - Feminine

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


Our theme is "Frilly - Lacy - Feminine" my favourite type of card to make.  I've used Sweet Tilda with Rose Basket from the Pink Lemonade collection which is available over at Magnolia-licious store HERE

She has been coloured using ShinHan brush markers and Derwent soft pencils with sansodor oil.  My papers are Maya Designs Vintage Summer Basics.  I've also used the papers to cover my chipboard heart and button.  The tiny hearts are from the centre of the banner and I used Glamour dust on them.

I will of course pop a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post for you with links where possible. 

Do please pop over to Magnolia-licious and take a peek at the fabulous makes the very talented DT have made just for you.

What you can Win

In the meantime I wish you all a wonderful day ahead.

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creation over the next couple of weeks.


Challenges Entered:

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge: Pink, flowers, lace
Marvelous Magnolias:  Anything Goes 
Divas by Design challenge:  Pearls
Magnolia Forever:  Bling 
Inky Impressions challenge: Anything Goes 
Creative Corner challenge : Girly 
Paper Creator's Crafts Challenge:  Bows, Bling, Blooms
Dream Valley Challenge:  Flowers 

Wednesday, August 20

Midweek Magnolias DT #96 Back to School

Good Morning my dears,  It's time for a new challenge over at

This fortnight we would love to see your creations with the theme 

"Back To School"

As you can see I decided to make a corner bookmark using sweet Write a Message Tilda from the Lost & Found collection 2013
and coloured her using copics and derwent soft pencils.

My papers once again are from a very old collection of papermania basics spots and checks which have been in my storage box for at least 2 years.  I'm slowly getting them all used up before I invest in any more papers.  

The little notebook and diploma I made from scraps of paper. The lace and ribbon are from my stash.

Please take the time to pop over and take a peek at the stunning work the fab DT have created for you this week. They are amazing.

Our sponsor as always is the fabulous Magnolia Sweden

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All you need to do is follow the simple rules on our sidebar to be included in the prize draw.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.


Challenges Entered:

Crafty Sentiments:  Back to School Love to Scrap:  Anything Goes 
Lexi's Creations:  Back to School
Hiding in my Craft Room:  Use Ribbon
A Girl who Crafts: Anything Goes 
Meme's Crafts August: Anything Goes  
Craftin Desert Diva's: Back to school

Tuesday, August 19

Magnolia-licious DT Anything Goes Challenge

Good morning my dears,  I'm here along with my other lovely DT buddies on Team B to share my project with you for our challenge over at 

The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes and you still have a week left to come join us. 

I altered a brown paper lunch bag and made it into a cute gift bag.  As you can see I've used numerous Tilda's from the 
Pink Lemonade Collection along with a Magnolia 
Forever Best Friends sentiment from the Animal of the year collection.

Of course they are the very best of friends and are off out for the day to enjoy a picnic and have some fun.

My papers are a mixture of 12x12 that I've promised myself to use up before buying any more papers. They are from MME and Glitz.
Flowers are mostly from Prima with a few WOC small roses.

Remember if you pop over and join us you could be in with the chance of winning a fabulous Surprise package from our lovely Diana who is a very generous lady indeed.

Don't forget to share a comment on the Challenge Posts, Dr. Monday Posts & "W"ednesday posts. If you leave comments on the DT gals blogs and/or the posts on this challenge will be ENTERED to WIN!!  
The more blogs you comment on for each challenge or post, the better your chances to win!  (one comment per post though you can leave a comment on all the DT girls blogs for this Wee Wednesday AND this blog post to enter for today)
Every week one random commenter from all the 
blogs/posts will be chosen to win a prize! 
Comment winners are posted every Wednesday! Please make sure to add your email if you post comments anonymously so we can contact you...thanks!

Challenges Entered:

Polkadoodles:  Fun in the Sun 
Stamp Sun Challenge: Anything Goes 
That's Crafty! Challenge:  (Stamping Ground) Use stamps 
Southern Girls Challenge:  All about Texture 
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge:  Anything but a card
Love to Scrap! Challenge: Anything Goes 

Wednesday, August 13

Midweek Magnolias #95 Reminder. Peek -a- Boo!! I'm Here!!!

Hi all,  I'm running a bit late on my midway post for
our Decorate a gift bag/or box over at 

I tried to finish my bag last night but due to circumstances I couldn't get it all put together.  Never mind!!  it's done now and it now joins my collection of gift bags to use when needed.

I've used various dies from Whimsy Stamps, Marianne Designs, Memory Box, La la Land and Poppystamps, the pretty flowers are from I am roses .  My Tilda is from the Pink Lemonade collection and is called here I am Tilda. 

I do hope you can pop over and join us, you could be in with the chance of winning a fabulous surprise package from 

Our Sponsor

That's all from me for now my dears,  but I look forward to seeing all your lovely gift bags or boxes.


Challenges Entered:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  Summer Colours 
Craft Room Challenge:  Summer Garden - my bag isn't a garden but it does have a lovely flower box overlooking the garden. 
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes 
My Craft Spot:  3D flowers 
Crafting When We Can:  Bright Colours 
Penny Black & More:  Anything Goes 
Stamping Sensations:  Anything Goes 
Sugar Creek Hollow:  Summer Sunshine