Sunday, 17 June 2012

Magnolia Bunting

Good morning all,
I have had to schedule this post as I am up to my neck in yummy crafty goodies as I am exhibiting at the Suffolk Papercraft Show in Bury St Edmonds.
Anyway time for another fab challenge over at Totally Tilda and this time the theme is 'Bunting' so we want to see lots of flags on your projects. We are sponsored this time by lovely Nikki at unny Zoe Crafts, so well worth a go.

Sorry this post is a bit photo heavy but grab a cup of coffee and I hope you enjoy having a browse. It's not easy to see in the pics but all flags have been stitched and edged with diamond stickles. I used a Martha Stewart punch to create the edge of each of the rosettes and distressed each with Pumice Stone DI. All of the yummy Magnolia images are coloured with my Promarkers and some also have a little stickles on them.
All of the beautiful DP's are from the First Edition Collections 'Boho Chic' and 'New Leaf''. I have just got this scrummy lace in the shop and I feel it may be used quite a lot!!

Close Ups of each letter

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - #153 'Lots of Layers'
Simon Says - 'Joy's Summer Inspiration'
Simply Magnolia - 'Garden Blooms' (All papers for Tilda flags are floral, and I have used a lovely Tilda holding flowers)
Deep Ocean - #27 'Sewing Faux or Real'
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - 'Distress Challenge' (Everything on this banner has been distressed using a Tim Holtz distress tool and then edged with Pumice Stone DI)

Friday, 15 June 2012

R is for.........Romance ABC Challenge

Morning folks,
It's time once again for another fabulous challenge over at ABC and we are up to the letter 'R' so the lovely Lin has chosen the theme 'R is for Romance'. So we want to see your take on a romantic theme whatever that may be. We are kindly sponsored this time by the lovely Lacey at Stamp and Create so well worth an entry.
My card is based on a Christmas card I made a couple of years ago as I was asked to create an anniversary card in black and ivory to match the wedding theme.

This doesn't really reflect my current style as it is a little precise but I think the recipient will like it (fingers crossed!) The gorgeous DP's are from the Paris Nights collection from GCD. The beautiful frame die is Marianne D. I coloured with my trusty Promarkers and added a little gold stickles to the brides roses.
Anyway, hope you like it. I am now off to pack the shop up as I am exhibiting at a papercraft show in Bury St Edmonds on Sunday so if any of you are venturing to the show come and say hi!

Big Hugs

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Distressed Flutterbies

Good morning folks,
I hope you are enjoying your weekend despite the dreadful weather. Just a little reminder today that there is only a week left to get your entries into the 'Cloud' challenge over at Totally Tilda so get a crafty wriggle on.
I have another cloud card to share with you today using the beautiful Tilda with Hawaain Flower. This is my first finished project using the fabulous Distress Markers and I have to say I am absolutely loving them.

The gorgeous DP's are from the Plumeria collection by Basic Grey. The fabulous cloud die is from Memory Box and the sentiment is by Hero Arts. The butterfly border is from Sizzix by Tim Holtz and I have layered it with glittered acetate. Everything has been faux stitched and then distressed with Pumice Stone DI.

Little close up of Tilda

Distress Marker Recipe:
Skin: Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany
Hair: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
Dress: Stormy Sky
Shoes: Weathered Wood
Flower: Victorian Velvet
Leaves: Shabby Shutters
Butterflies: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Vintage Photo
Shadow: Tumbled Glass

I am entering this into the following challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room - #117 'Sweet Summertime'
Midweek Magnolias - #14 'Anything Goes'
TOMIC - #53 'Anything Goes'
Deep Ocean - #27 'Sewing Faux or Real'
Stampin for the Weekend - #11 'Bugs and Butterflies'
Sweet Stampin - 'All Stitched Up'

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Totally Tilda 'Baby Blog Hop' Hidden Candy Winner

Morning all,
I hope you have had a fabulous weekend and enjoyed the many celebrations going on.
We had a wonderful turn out for our Totally Tilda Baby Blog Hop but it did take us a little while to sort out everyone that had hopped round to the whole DT and was eligible  to be entered into the prize draws.
So finally it's time to announce the lucky winner of my hidden candy from the Blog Hop held for Totally Tilda's 2nd Birthday.

#29">Katie K
Congratulations Katie your baby pram design was absolutely gorgeous!

Don't forget to check the main Totally Tilda blog to see if you have won any of the other fabulous prizes up for grabs.

Katie if you could please send me your addy to I will get your prize in the post.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Tropical Tilda

Hi all,
I really hope you enjoyed the bloghop! We had lots of amazing entries and it really is fabulous to see so much talent. It has taken us a while to sort through the entries so please come back and visit Totally Tilda on Tuesday and see if you're one of the lucky ones who has won some candy.

Now onto todays fab challenge, we want to see your cards with clouds on them. Any sort of clouds are OK, as long as we have Tilda on there. This challenge we're sponsored be Crimson Cloud.

I have used the oh so gorgeous new Flip Flop Tilda and teamed her with an older Magnolia background. All of the yummy dies are from the new Memory Box Summer 2012 collection. The Dp's are from the super pretty Piccadilly Collection from Basic Grey.
I have coloured with my trusty Promarkers and distressed with Pumice Stone DI.

Little Close Up

Inside Shot
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - #159 'Anything Goes'
MDUC - #149 'Seeing Double (I have used 2 Magnolia images, 2 flip flops, 2 Design Papers, 2 cords and 2 leaves)
Tilda's Town - #3 'Use a Magnolia Accessory Stamp'
Simon Says - 'Anything Goes'

I hope you are all having an amazing long weekend with lots of chances for crafting.
Big Hugs

Friday, 1 June 2012

ABC Challenge 'Q is for........Quilt '

Hi everyone!It's time for another fab challenge over at ABC and this time we want to see your creations with a quilt theme. You could choose to use quilted paper, create a quilted background or use a quilting themed image the choice is yours!!
We are sponsored by the fabulous peeps over at Bugaboo stamps and they are offering a superb prize of 7 free digis to the winner

I have created a quilted background using a diamond shaped Nestie. The scrummy DP's are Basic Grey from the Kissing Booth Collection. As usual I have coloured this beautiful Tilda with Promarkers and added stickles to the flowers for a bit of sparkle and bling.
I hope you like her and I look forward to seeing all your quilted creations.

A Little close up

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - #159 'Anything Goes'
Totally Gorjuss - #33 'Something New' (I chose to use my new yummy DP's)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - 'Hip 2 B Square'

Happy Crafting!