Monday, 30 January 2012

Magnolia - Sketch Week 141

It's been rather a chilly day here today, I had to scrape my car this morning and then at lunchtime it was still only 4 degrees!! Brrrr way to cold :)
Over the weekend I managed to make a card for the Magnolia Challenge Sketch, I seem to be taking longer and longer each time I make a card at the moment, I get so easily distracted with Facebook, blogland and Pinterest :) I have managed another card without using pink!! I really love this paper pad it is Portobello Road by Papermania, I also purchased the Glittered Designer Die-cuts which are lush!
Remember we have 50% off all Mulberry Flowers for a limited time only.

Monday, 23 January 2012

MDUC 130

I have been out this evening for a run, I managed 1.3 miles, tomorrow Zumba and Thursday a 10.5 mile bike ride. Since Christmas I havent really done much exercise but I am going to get back into it!!
The challenge this week over on the MDUC is to "Create a project in the colours of your National Flag"..... this may be tricky for some.... but we KNOW you are all up to the challenge! We do ask that you note in your blog post the colours that feature on your flag so we can see them clearly in your card.

I struggled to find papers for this challenge, as most of my papers contain pink!! I had to dig deep for these :) I think the blue dotty one is from a Nitwit Collection and the red is an old Magnolia paper.

Tilda with Heart Balloons, Cherry Blossom, Roses, Daisy, Rosebuds, Doilies, Sheer Box Pleat Ribbon , Shimmer Dots - Creative Treasures

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Sunday, 22 January 2012

TOMIC - Sketch and Fabric

Hope you are having a lovely weekend, remember the candy closes this evening so if you want to be in with a chance of winning, please leave a comment on the post below :)
Its a bit breezy here this morning, looks like we might be in for a spot of rain later on. I have a stew in the oven, it smells lush, I've just made the dumplings ready to go in very shortly, mmmm.
The challenge over on TOMIC this week is a sketch and to use fabric.

This little lovely landed on my doorstep on Friday, so it would of been rude not to use her :), you can't see very well in the photo but I have used a little bit of cheesecloth fabric and lace just to the left of the image.

Magnolia - Tilda Wrapped Heart, Papers - Yours Truly by Echo Park, Cherry Blossom, Aster, Roses, Rosebuds, Pearl Bead Heart, Pink Spotty Ribbon, Pins - Creative Treasures

Wednesday, 18 January 2012


I would like to say a huge welcome to Sara who will be joining us on the Design Team, to celebrate this we have a little giveaway

1m Dotty Ribbon Pink,1m Dotty Ribbon Burgundy, 1m Dotty Ribbon Brown, 1m Daisy Lace, 1m Pink May Arts Lace, 1m 10mm White May Arts Lace, 1m 20mm White May Arts Lace, 1m Silky Crush Ribbon, 5 Spotty Pink Buttons, 5 Pink Sheer Blooms, 5 Cherry Blossoms, 10 Paper Doilies Please leave us a comment and I will draw a winner Sunday Evening.

Please make sure you check out her gorgeous blog - Daisy Dreams Blog she makes the most beautiful cards.

Buttons, Bow, Bling & Blooms

It's a bit damp and dull here today although it isn't as cold as yesterday, its the sort of weather that makes your hair go frizzy!! not a good look :)
The challenge this week over on the Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog is Buttons, Bows, Bling & Blooms … so all you need to do is to use any or all of them – you can use any combination as well.
All perfect ingredients for embellishing a card.
I have used Tilda loves Flowers from the Sweet Crazy Love collection

Papers - Love Me by MME

Pearls, Roses, Rosebuds, Star Lily, Sheer Bloom, Acrylic Heart, Seam Binding, Jute, Star Charm, - Creative Treasures

Enjoy your day!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Monochromatic Pink + Bow

Over on TOMIC this week the challenge is "Monochromatic pink + bow". This week we want you to use pink as your main color on your creation. You can use touches of other colors too but be sure that pink remains the main one. We also want you to use a bow somewhere on your creation, it can as an embellishment, a chipboard, a ribbon, a charm, etc...
This is just up my street, it is my favourite colour, a girl can never have enough pink!! I have even used some more old stash!

Tilda from Sweet Crazy Love Collection, papers are Echo Park - Be Mine (from last year)

Cherry Blossom, Roses, Sheer Bloom, Double Layer Daisy, Rosebuds, Pink Sheer Dot Ribbon - Creative Treasures

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Magnolia - Week 139

Another glorious morning here with bright blue skies and sunshine, I might even venture out for a run later.
I managed to make another card this weekend, 2 in a row not bad going!
Over on Just Magnolia Challenge blog they have a sketch

I have used one of the gorgeous new magnolia stamps

Papers are Pink Paislee - Cupid Collection from last year. Satin Pleat Ribbon, Jute, Roses, Double Layer Daisy, Heart Pin, Heart Pearl, Heart Charm - Creative Treasures

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Diecuts - Papertake Challenge

Sunshine and clear blue sky anybody would think it is a beautiful summers day and then you step outsite and its brrrrr cold, the frost this morning on the car looked like tiny shimmering diamonds, very pretty!
Over on the Papertake Weekly Challenge blog the theme is Die Cute Special and quite simply we just want you to use a die cut somewhere on your card and also make it cute – easy peasy :)

Papers are the gorgeous Love Me by MME, Magnolia Heart Die Cut

Bow, Roses, Rosebuds, Sheer Bloom, Double Layer Daisy, Pearls - Creative Treasures

Doilie - Stash