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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Reminder card for the Paradise of Stamps - Sea Captain Tilda

Good morning,

It's rather warm here in the south of the U.K. at the moment, but it's so lovely to see the sun shining.

I am popping in to share a reminder card for the current challenge at the Paradise of Stamps. Our current theme is:

 'Summer'

I have coloured up the gorgeous Sea Captain Tilda again, but in a different colour way with DI reinkers.

Peeping out of the left hand side is a Marianne Anjas Vintage die cut. Whilst the card was still in the die I coloured it with a grey ink pad an slipped it underneath the papers.

The papers are by Pion (Ornament) and have been edged with white gesso paint. 

I've placed some cheesecloth underneath the image, I was going to buy some fishing net which I thought would look fab, but managed to refrain  from doing so this time....

The cute deck chair is a Signature die, which has been cut in coordinating papers and white card. In the right hand corner I've placed some shells, star fish and cute die cut flip flops again in coordinating papers.

The flowers, lace, twine and pearl string are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Grand Espresso
Top, Shoes and Cap: Hickory Smoke, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Shorts: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Crate: Gathered Twigs

This is the last post for a coupe of months as the DT are taking a well earned summer break, we will back in September.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx


Monday, 12 June 2017

To the Happy Couple

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are well.

I am just popping in to share another wedding card that I made recently.

Once again I have coloured up my LOTV stamp called 'Wedding Couple'.

Although this is very similar to the last wedding card I made, I have added  a shaker element to it. 

The shape of the card has been cut using a Spellbinders heart die. With the final heart I cut,  I stamped the word LOVE from a Joycrafts 'Sending Love' stamp set into the centre and embossed it with silver embossing powder, finishing off with some iridescent hearts and pearl string and finally I overlapped a heart cut from a Marianne die.

The centre heart on the front and base of the card (which can't be seen in the photo very well) has been covered with lace.

The flowers, lace, heart charms, heart gems and diamante hearts are from my stash. The trailing leaves are a Rosy Owl die.

I have sprinkled some Glamour Dust onto the dress to give it some sparkle.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Bride: 
Dress: Hickory Smoke
Flowers: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Groom:
Top Hat, Trousers, Jacket Tails: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Shirt: Old  Paper
Shoes: Pumice Stone

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 9 June 2017

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Dreamerland Crafts - My Dear Puppy

Good morning everyone,

Thank goodness it is Friday, I have felt so tired this week, probably the shock of going back to work lol. I hope you have all had a fabulous week.

This morning, we begin a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Our lovely Diane  is hosting the challenge for the next two weeks and has chosen the theme:
 'Pamper Your Pets'

At first I was scratching my head wondering what I could do for this challenge and then I had a light bulb moment and found this gorgeous stamp by Dreamerland Crafts called 'My Dear Puppy'.

Yes another male card!!

I stamped the image with Stazon Timber Brown ink onto Fabriano extra white water colour card and coloured the image using DI reinkers. 

The papers are by Maja from the Vintage Romance collection called Words of Love and have been edged with white gesso.

The stars edge border is a Joy die and I think the cute buttons and tag die are by Crafters Companion.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Jumper: Pumice Stone, Barn Door
Trousers: Faded Jeans
Pup: Frayed Burlap, Gathered T wigs, Grand Espresso
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Sky: Tumbled Glass

The winner of this challenge will be invited to Guest Design with us for an upcoming challenge.

The stamp can be purchased here.

That's it from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx


Monday, 5 June 2017

New Card Challenge - The Ribbon Girl - Squidgy and Teddy

Good morning everyone,

I hope you had a fabulous weekend and the week is off to a good start. I have returned to work today after having a very relaxing week off.

So on with the task in hand,  we have a new card challenge at the Ribbon Girl as always it's anything goes as long as its a card (any shape, any design). 

I have coloured a Stamping Bella stamp called Squidgy and Teddy using DI reinkers.

The papers are from the Maja Sofiero collection called White Sand and Blush/Rouge and have been edged with white gesso.

The die along the left hand side is a Joy Stars banner die which has been cut twice once in white card and secondly in coordinating papers.

The die peeping out on the right hand side is a Marianne die which is an Anjas Vintage die.

I have placed some gorgeous octagonal iridescent flat back string along the left hand side and cut off a couple of of the octagons and placed them above and below the image.

Along the top edge I've added some beautiful white pom pom trim.

The pink flower is a gorgeous magnolia flower with some beaded white stamens each side of it.

The beautiful Guipure lace is called 'Jessica' and I've place some white double row pearl trim along the top edge.

The bow has been made out of pink flowery organza ribbon and finished off with a beautiful diamante pearl embellishment.

On the base of the card which doesn't show up too well is some more of the Jessica lace, double row pearl trim and I've cut a tag and created a bow out of 'Leah' white scallop flat lace, finishing off with another octagonal cut from the string.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Dress: Victorian Velvet
Teddy: Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, Spun Sugar, Black Soot
Heart: Gansai Tambi Paint No. 34

Once again we have THREE very generous and amazing sponsors:

First Prize:
Papers from Maja Design, Sweden - the prize will be sent directly to the winner


Second Prize:
£10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl
Third Prize:
A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV


Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Thursday, 1 June 2017

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia - Sea Captain Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a good week. 

We have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia today and our theme for this month is
 'Anything Goes'.

I have coloured up another of the new Maggies, this one is called  Sea Captain Tilda, the crate she is sitting on comes with the stamp.

I have coloured her with DI reinkers.

The papers are from a Lili of The Valley paper pad called 'Beach Bliss'. The edges have been painted with white gesso.

The waves on the left hand side of the card have been cut twice in the coordinating paper and also edged with white gesso.

The sea gull and the ships wheel have been cut using a Joy dies.

The hessian ribbon, silver sailboat charm, silver ships wheel, lace and most of the flowers are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Top, Shoes and Hat: Hickory Smoke, Faded Jeans
Shorts: Faded Jeans
Binoculars: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Crate: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Grand Espresso
Sky: Tumbled Glass

We have a fab sponsor for this challenge:


and the winner will join us as a GDT for an upcoming challenge.

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 28 May 2017

New Challenge Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Jeans Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and making the most of the extended one if you are in the U.K. Today I am celebrating my birthday, I've stopped counting by age and say you are as young as you feel😊, we are having a family get together which I am so looking forward to, I can't wait to see my boys.

We have a new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia and we would love to see creations that are for a special date for example anniversary, birthday wedding, christening etc.

I really didn't have much time this week what with Ofsted at school, I was so tired so it had to be a quick make.

I have coloured up one of the new Maggies from the Summer, Nautical and Denim collection called Jeans Tilda.

I didn't go for blue denim, but opted for a combination of colours, more details are under the pic.

I stamped her onto Artistico extra white watercolour paper and cut the shape using Spellbinders die.

The papers are by Lemoncraft called Heart Painted.

The die peeping out of the top is a Joy die called Lattice Border.

The straws are from my stash and the flags have been made by cutting a banner die which I think is a Whimsy die in coordinating papers.

The butterflies have been cut twice (another Joy die) and mounted on top of each and I've added  some pearl trim down the centre. 

The ribbon and pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

The 'Happy Birthday' banner is from a Whimsy set of sentiment stamps.


DI List:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Top and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Dungarees: Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage, Black Soot

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge:


 You could win a £15.00 voucher.

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in. and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx


Friday, 26 May 2017

Dreamerland Crafts - Feeling Good

Good morning everyone,

Happy Friday to you all, I hope you are well. It has been a very tough week as we have had an Ofsted inspection  at school. The good news is we break up for half term today, I am so looking forward to having a week off.

This morning I am popping in to share a card using another of the beautiful Dreamerland Crafts stamps, this one is called 'Feeling Good'.

I have coloured up the image using DI reinkers.

The papers are by Maja from the Vintage Romance collection 'Love Poetry.

The gorgeous star die on the left hand side is cut from a Fantasy die  and the leaves are cut from a Rosy Owl die. 

Most of the flowers are from my stash, but any that aren't are from the Ribbon Girl, I have put the links at the bottom of this post. The lace is also from the Ribbon Girl, but unfortunately they are out of stock of it at the moment, I am sure it will back in stock very soon.

The ribbon and pearl rose are from my stash.


DI list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress: Victorian Velvet
Shirt: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Trousers: Gathered Twigs, Grand Espresso
Shoes: Pumice Stone
Bike: Frayed Burlap, Rusty Hinge, Hickory Smoke

Here are the links for where you can buy the stamp:



Well that's it from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx