Sunday, 4 December 2016

Poinsettia Tilda And A New Challenge At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
Not long to go now until the big day!
Today see's a brand new challenge at Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia so for one whole month our challenge theme is.................ANYTHING GOES
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is the lovely Sandy at Live & Love Crafts with a £10 voucher for one lucky winner!

I have made another Christmas card.

I used Poinsettia Tilda from Magnolia Aspen Holidays 2016 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock and cut out using a Joy Crafts Noor! oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.



For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design Coffee In The Arbour - Feel The Grass Between Your Toes.
Other dies used are; Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration and Ivy circle.
Spirit of Christmas snowflake border.
 Joy Crafts ice crystal circle and Vintage flourishes holly leaves and Cheery Lynn pine branches.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
The 'Marie Therese' lace and white double row pearl trim are from Live & Love Crafts


For my flower arrangements I used 30mm light Ivory wild rses and 25mm olive green open roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The white flower spray, larch pine cones, red beaded berries, large frosted berries, Vintage star pin red vax cord and beautiful bronze Oriental lantern are all from Live & Love Crafts
I have coated the arrangements with Snow - Tex.


A close look at adorable Poinsettia Tilda.
I surrounded the image with shabby white embossing enamel and adhered a length of 2mm white pearl string around the outside of the image.
I used Ranger gold liquid pearls in the centre of the poinsettia and adhered a few dark red 3mm s/a pearl flatbacks around the image.
I dotted Tilda's cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and the smallest of a 
GoKreate large frame frilly #2 die cut.

We would love you to come and join in with our month long challenge.
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's;


Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog today and big thanks for the lovely comments you so kindly take the time for me to read.

Have a great Sunday

Crafty Hugs
Donna xx
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Friday, 25 November 2016

Tim Holtz Gingerbread House

Hello. lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well and looking forward to the festive season!?

I have something different to share with you today.
I came across a great tutorial by Shari Carroll on Simon Say's stamp blog.
You can find the tutorial HERE
To make the gingerbread house you need Tim Holtz Village Dwelling Bigz die and 
Village Gingerbread Bigz die.
Unfortunately the die's were not compatible with my electronic machine so I searched Ebay and found a lovely lady who was able to cut the pieces for me using her Big Shot on 290gsm white cardstock so that I could make this cute gingerbread house.
Happy Days!

Here is what I achieved 


I sprayed the Village Dwelling main structure pieces with silver spray, and coated the base with Aleene's Glitter Snow.
For the alternating roof pieces I used Tim Holtz chipped sapphire distress ink and white card.
I inked the roof pieces with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
I also used chipped sapphire on the peppermints, candy canes, gum drops, window shutters and bow that sits on front of the wreath.
I used Ranger glossy accents on the candy canes and peppermints.
I have inked the pretzels and front door with Vintage photo distress ink and coated the pretzels, gum drops and wreath with ArtDeco glamour dust.
The snowflake above the door is Magnolia Doohickey.
I adhered a 5mm blue s/a pearl flatback to the centre.
For the wreath I have adhered tiny blue rhinestones and a 5mm white pearl flatback onto the centre of the bow.


Here is an angled photo of the gingerbread house.
I finished off decorating the house with a light dusting of Snow - Tex.


I felt that my gingerbread house wouldn't be complete without some light inside for use at night time so I placed a battery operated flickering tea light inside and it looks amazing when the dark evenings start to draw in.
I hope you like my gingerbread house as much as I do?
I am about to make a couple of other house's in the Tim Holtz village dwelling range to go with my gingerbread house.
You could say that I am now hooked!


I am entering my gingerbread house into the following super challenge's


Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog today and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave.
I enjoy reading every one of them.

Crafty hugs
Donna xx
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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Cocoa Tilda On Snowy Branch - Midway Reminder At LHOSM

Hello again, lovely blogger friend's.
If you would like to see my first post forThe Ribbon Girl November Anything Goes - Any Image challenge then you can find it HERE

So I'm back with my midway challenge post for Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia
Our current challenge theme is...................SNOW/GLITTER
Our wonderful sponsor is The Ribbon Girl with a £10 voucher for one lucky randomly picked  winner!

I have used both snow and glitter on my card.

I used Cocoa Tilda and masked her with Snowy Branch.
The image's are stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock and cut out using a CartUs circle die.
I have coloured the image's with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.



For the shape of my card Iused GoKreate large frame frilly #5 and Maja Design Vintage Spring basics from The Ribbon Girl 
Other dies used are: Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration and Ivy circle.
Sizzix on the edge snow flurries, Joy! Crafts Ice crystal circle and Billes flourishes.
Cheery Lynn pine branches.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
Most of the embellishments on my card are from Live & Love Crafts
The white Vintage little angel and blue beaded berries are from Magnolia,nu


A closer look at my floral arrangements.
I used 30mm light Ivory wild roses, bark larch cones, white flower sprays, 20mm baby blue open roses, 2 - tone blue lilies, blue besded berries and white Vintage angel.
I coated the arrangements with Snow - Tex.
The bronze Christmas tree charm is also from LLC
I adhered 3mm white s/a pearl flatbacks and tiny blue rhinestones into the recesses of the tree and coated it with Snow - Tex.


A closer look at Cocoa Tilda on Snowy Branch.
I surrounded the image's with shabby white embossing enamel and adhered a length of 2mm white pearl string around the outside.
I used Glamour dust on Tilda's ear muffs and the snowy branch and dotted Tilda's cheecks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and the smallest of a
 GoKreate large frame frilly #5 die cut.

I hope that I have inspired you to come along and join in with our current challenge which runs until Friday 2nd December.

My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations. 
Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's;

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog today and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you take the time to leave me!

Have a great week ahead.

Crafty Hugs
Donna xx
























The Night Before Christmas II And November's Anything Goes - Any Image Challenge At The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are all well.
Today see's a new challenge over on The Ribbon Girl challenge blog, and so for the next 2 weeks our challenge theme is...........................Anything Goes - Use Any Image
There are 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs. More details can be found at the end of my post.

I have another Christmas card to share using another of the gorgeous new images from Pion 
The Night Before Christmas II.

Here is my card

 

For the shape of my card i used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design 'I Wish' papers.
Other dies used are; Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration, lamp and Ivy circle.
Spirit of Christmas snowflake border.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink. 
Here is a list of the gorgeous products that I have used on my card from 
The Ribbon Girl online store
Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;


Here is a closer look at my flower arrangements.
Don't you just love the gorgeous poinsettia's? 
You can just see the sparkly diamante Christmas tree. I used natural hemp twine to attach the charm.


Here is a close look at the image behind the Scrapiniec chipboard royal window.
I have coated the window with Snow - Tex.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper, the smallest of a GoKreate large frame frilly #2 die cut and one of the sentiments taken from Pion The Night Before Christmas II design sheet.

we would love you to come and join in with our current challenge.
The challenge will run until December 3rd, 9pm UK time.

Here are the 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs for 3 randomly drawn winners!

1st prize is a £10 voucher from Lili Of The Valley


2nd prize is a £10 voucher to spend at The Ribbon Girl


3rd prize is this gorgeous selection of crafting goodies from Marianne Design


If it's inspiration that you are looking for then why not pop over HERE and take a look at the gorgeous designs that my teamies have created?

I'll be back later today with my midway challenge reminder post for LHOSM.

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's;

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog today and big thanks for taking the time to leave me such lovely comments.

Crafty hugs
Donna xx

















Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Tilda With Armful Of Flowers Inspirational Card For The Ribbon Girl


Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
I'm here to share an 18th Birthday card for a young lady named Katie who celebrates her Birthday today.
I have used lots of gorgeous products from The Ribbon Girl online store on my card.

I used Tilda With Armful Of Flowers from the Magnolia By The Sea 2016 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock and cut out using a CartUs oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and matted the finished image onto a Spellbinders opulent oval.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design A Vintage Romance papers.
Other dies used are;Noor! Joy Crafts oval,La La land hot air balloon and cherry blossom branches.Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag.
I inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

Here is a list of the gorgeous products that I have used on my card from The Ribbon Girl
Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;


Here is a close look at the flower arrangements and decorated resin frame.
At the bottom of the larger arrangement  I tied a bow using  Siam pink seam binding and adhered the 15mm pink crystal diamante embellishment to the centre.
I painted the resin frame with white Gesso and adhered a piece of design paper to the back and adhered a length of 4mm pink pearl string from my craft stash around the inside of the frame.
The letters that I used to spell Katie are Tim Holtz Idea-ology label letters and the number 18 is cut out using Memory Box classic numbers die.


A close look at adorable Tilda.
I surrounded the image with shabby white embossing enamel and adhered a length of 3mm white pearl string around the outside of the image.
I used a white gelly roll pen to dot Tilda's cheeks.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and the smallest of a GoKreate large frame frilly #2 die cut.

Our November card challenge is currently running over on The Ribbon Girl challenge blog.
The challenge runs until November 19th, 9pm UK time so there is still a few days to enter your gorgeous cards and be in with a chance of winning some wonderful prizes!

That's all from me today. I'll be back on Sunday with 2 posts. 
The Ribbon Girl Anything Goes- Any Image Challenge and a midway challenge reminder for Lovely Haenglar or Sweet Magnolia.

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's;

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and huge thanks for the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave.

Crafty hugs
Donna xx








Thursday, 10 November 2016

Festive Skating Friend's - Inspirational Card For The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
Thank you for the lovely comment's left on my Snowy Winter's Cottage post.
No snow here in Derbyshire, but it's very cold outside.

I'm sharing another Christmas card using one of the gorgeous images from Pion
The Night Before Christmas.
This card is for my Husband's work colleagues Wife's Daughter named Christina.
I have used lots of gorgeous products from The Ribbon Girl online store on my make.



For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design 'I Wish' papers.
Other dies used are; Cheery Lynn French pastry doily and English tea party doily.
Spirit of Christmas snowflake border, Marianne Design Ivy circle, Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag and Joy! Crafts Christmas Ice crystal circle.
I inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

Here is a list of the gorgeous products that I have used from The Ribbon Girl
Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products


A close look at the floral arrangements.
I have coated the arrangements with Snow - Tex.
The bronze candy canes charm is from LLC.


A close look at these adorable girls.
I have called them Festive skating friend's.
I sprinkled shabby white embossing enamel onto the image and adhered a length of 3mm white pearl bead string around the outside.



Inside the card is decorated with design paper, the smallest of a GoKreate large frame frilly #2 die cut and a sentiment taken from the sheet of Pion The Night Before christmas.

I hope you like my card?

Our November card challenge is currently running over on The Ribbon Girl challenge blog.
The challenge will run until November 19th, 9pm UK time so there's still plenty of time to enter and be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes.

That's all from me today.


I am entering my card into the following super challenge's


Thank you for stopping by to visit today and huge thanks for all the lovely comments.
 I appreciate every single one of them.
Enjoy the rest of the week.

crafty hugs
Donna xx









Monday, 7 November 2016

Snowy Winter's Cottage


Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
It's getting very cold here in Derbyshire.
I'm here to share another Christmas card. This time I have used one one the gorgeous image's from Pion Glistening Season.



For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design 'I Wish' Paper 6 x 6 paper stack from The Ribbon Girl
Other dies used are; Cheery Lynn French pastry doily, English tea party doily and pine branches. Sizzix on the edge snow flurries, Marianne design Ivy circle, Joy Crafts Ice crystal circle and Billes flourishes.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz frayed burlap distress ink.
The gorgeous 'Marie Therese' lace and double row white pearl trim are from LLC


A close look at the flower arrangements.
I used white flower spray's, birch pine cones, white pomegranate apples, large frosted berries and Vintage star pin all from LLC
The 30mm light Ivory wild roses and 25mm olive green open roses are from WOC. 
I placed some cheesecloth from The Ribbon Girl underneath the arrangements.
I have coated the flower arrangements with Snow - Tex.
The Wycinanka reindeer and jingle bell that I have tied around his neck are also from LLC
I painted the reindeer with white Gesso and attached the bell with natural hemp twine from 
The Ribbon Girl and adhered a 3mm green s/a pearl to the centre.


A close look at Snowy Winter's cottage.
The image and 2mm white pearl string are from LLC
I adhered the length of 2mm white pearl bead string around the outside of the image and coated the snowy areas on the image with glamour dust.



Inside the card is decorated with design paper, a smaller GoKreate large frame frilly #2 die cut and a sentiment taken from the sheet of Pion Glistening Season.

I hope you like my card?

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's;

That's all from me today.
Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx