Saturday, 29 September 2012

Magnolia Card & Fancy Box Set

Morning all! Today I'm posting a little card & fancy box set I made a while ago & had forgotton about! I actually made it for a Just Magnolia challenge - then lost my internet before I could post it! So here it is...

The challenge was to use 'Purple & White' if I remember correctly, so I used my Magnolia papers for the job, the box was made using Spellbinders scalloped squares dies & a scoring board. The Tilda is 'Lying Tilda' from the Sweet Rainbow collection 2011 & she's sitting on a Doo Hickey Vintage Tag die
Then I made a matching card with a lovely wishing well background stamp I got I think from the Pixie Cottage for a challenge I won & the Tilda is 'Tilda with Butterfly Dress' from the Butterfly Dreams collection 2011
I've stiched all the edges & inked with Dusty Concord DI then distressed slightly with craft knife, the images are coloured with Distress Inks & higjhlighted with Glamour Dust
Skin: Tattered Rose, Old Paper
Hair: Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Satin
Top & Trousers: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord 
Shoes & Trim: Pumice Stone
Shading: Pumice Stone, Black Soot
As above then...
Wishing Well: Pumice Strone, Frayed Burlap, Dusty Cncord,
Grass & Foliage: Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage
Flowers Victorian Velvet
Basket: Brushed Cordroy
Sky Background: Milled Lavender, Weathered Wood
Shading: Pumice Stone, Walnut Satin, Black Soot
I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Tilda's Town - CAS or Fussy & Fancy (Fussy & Fancy!)
(the CCC link is now working!!! - many thanks to CCC for pointing out it wasn't working.) x

Friday, 28 September 2012

Tilda 'Sitting Pretty!'

Here's my third post since my little break shall we say?!! And I can't believe just how excited I am to be back. Bloggers changed & photobucket too so I'm a bit slow & just getting used to it all again, but well chuffed to be back!!! I was really pleased with how the background looked on my last card & how it gave the Tilda stamp another dimention, so I thought I'd give the old masking technique another go!
Lovin' how they go together! & really lovin' my new Doo Hickey dies, I've been after this fence & heart tag die for soooooo long! Notice the removable tag, which actually houses all the embellishments on the right side of the card.  Here's a closer look...
Coloured with Distress Inks & highlighted with Glamour Dust, Viva Declor Pearl Pen & Flower Soft.
Skin: Tattered Rose, Old Paper
Hair: Old Paper, Pumice Stone, Walnut Satin
Dress & Shoes: Spun Sugar
Trimmings, Crown & Flower: Pumice Stone
Greenary: Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage
Background Flowers: Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose
Shading: Pumice Stone, Walnut Satin, Black Soot
Papers: Prima 'Botanical' collection
(Magnolia Doo Hickeys) So wrapped lovely, Vintage tag, Lovely fence, Swirl Heart, Swirl & Leaf
(Tim Holtz) Caged bird
Flowers & Crystal swirls by Prima
 I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Stampin' for the weekend - Feeling Floral
Tilda's Town - CAS or Fussy & Fancy (Fussy & Fancy!)
Magnolialicious - Buttons
Totally Tilda - Bingo (Bottom row - Flowers, charm, twine)
Fab 'n' Funky - Thngs with 'F' (Fairy, flowers, flourishes, flower soft, foliage, frilly lace, fence, faux pearls, frayed ribbons)
Paper Play - Flowers & Lace
Stamptacular Sunday - Bling it Up
Songbird Challenges - Defying Gravity (things that fly)


Thursday, 27 September 2012

Tilda with Ballet Shoes

Hi again, here's another 'Tilda with Ballet shoes' card, this time with a great little background stamp that I found stuffed away at the bottom of my craft draw (don't think it's ever been used actually!) but I reckon it looks great with this Tilda and shows just how versitile a stamp Tilda is and what fabulous, different looks you can create using a simple masking technique....

I'm really feeling the shabby chique thing at the mo (as you can probably tell!) After years of being frustrated with 'finding my style' I just felt like I was getting there, so after months away from crafting I was worried I'd have lost my mojo! But I think the break has actually done me good - I'm eager, excited & can't wait to get up in my craft room & am lovin' the results!!!
'So sweet' - she really is isn't she?!! Coloured with Distress Inks, highlighted with Glamour Dust (which isn't showing up so great on the pics - she really sparkles in real), I've also used Viva Declor pen (cream) & Flower Soft (Sweet Pea)
 Skin: Tattered Rose
Hair: Old Paper, Walnut Satin
Dress & Shoes: Spun Sugar
Headband: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Flowers (background): Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Leaves: Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage
Shading: Pumice Stone, Black Soot
Below shows the removable tag...
Papers: Prima - Tea Thyme
 Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's
  So Wrapped Lovely
 Heart Swirl
 Vintage Tag
 Lovely Fence
 Leaf & Swirl
Marriane design: Creatables Corners 1 
 Thanks for visiting again!

I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Magnolialicious - Buttons
Totally Tilda - Bingo Board Top Row (lace, distressing, gems)
Fab 'n' Funky - Things with 'F' : flowers, fence, foliage, flourishes, frills (on tutu), fake pearls
Crafts & Me - Fave colour (pink!)
Just Magnolia - What's New (Prima papers, Doo Hickey dies)
Stamptacular Sunday - Bling it up

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Magnolia Card & I'm Back!!!

Hello everyone - long time no craft! As I'm sure some of you have noticed I've been kinda MIA for a few months now! We've had a string of problems with Virgin & the internet, as well as yet another virus on my laptop so it's had to be formatted AGAIN!!! (I've now banned everyone else in the household from using it as I just can't understand why I seem to get a virus every few months or so?!!) Anyhow these technical issues along with a new baby & my partner's firm having troubles leading to time off & lost wages at the worse possible time, things have been a little stressful lately to say the least! But I've managed to order some new craft goodies, which I love & has given me the inspiration & determination to get back on board again. So here's my first make for several months...

...I LOVE this Tilda (although as an ex-dancer I am very bias!) She is Tilda with Ballet shoes from the Prince & Princess collection & coloured as usual with Distress Inks...

Skin: Tattered Rose, Old Paper
Hair: Old Paper, Walnut Satin
Dress: Spun Sugar
Bow: Bundled Sage & Tumbled Glass
Shading: Pumice Stone, Black Soot
Papers: Magnolia (Prince & Princess collection
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey - Heart swirl, Swirl & leaf die & Vintage tag
Thanks for joining me again!!!
I'm hoping to start posting regularly again from now on, seeyou soon!
I'm entering into the following challenges:
Cupcake - Fairytales
Totally Tilda - Bingo Board (middle row - distressing, punches, charm)
Sweet Stampin' - How Charming?



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