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Monday, 18 December 2017

Digi Doodles Studios Inspirational Card - Aurora

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and looking forward to the Christmas festivities!

Well I am super excited, I have two more full days at school as we break up at lunchtime on Wednesday for the Christmas holidays wahoo. We have a few fun things to do before they let the staff go home, like Secret Santa and the hamper prize drawer, but its all good fun!

Anyway I am popping in to share an inspirational card for Digi Doodle Studios. Dina has recently released a range of Masquerade Ball images and this is one them, she is called Aurora.

I have coloured her with DI reinkers.  I used 'Star Dust' stickles to make the mask all lovely and sparkly.

The wispy bits underneath the flowers is called sisal.  

The lacey border has been cut from a Fantasy die and underneath the image is a Joy Crafts die. The swirl on the right hand is an old favourite of mine cut from a Magnolia Doohickeys die.

The pearl string, lace butterfly, pearl trim and guipure lace are from the Ribbon Girl.

The feather, flower, bronze key charm and ribbon are from my own crafty stash.

DI list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Lips: Aged Mahogany
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Feathers: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot

Before I go, in the run up to Christmas, Dina is currently offering 25% off ALL digi stamps, so pop on over to Digi Doodles Studios and grab yourself a bargain.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping n.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 15 December 2017

Reminder card for the Paradise of Stamps

Hi everyone,

If you are looking for the Fussy and Fancy card, please scroll down.

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I am popping back in with a reminder card for the current 'Anything Goes' challenge at

I have coloured up one of my favourite Christmas Maggies, she is called Tilda with Little Snowy Snowman.

I have sprinkled glamour dust onto the rim of her hat,  pom pom, cape and lying snow. Around the image I have sprinkled some white frantage and heat set it.

I stamped her onto Artistico extra white watercolour paper, cut the shape which is a Spellbinders die (Venise Lace) and coloured her with DI reinkers.

The pretty border on the left hand side is a Precious Marieke Winterfun die and the snowflake banner has been cut from a Lala Lands die. I have sprinkled twinkles over the banner die to give it a lovely icy look and added some pearl string.

Tucked underneath the flowers are a couple of sprawling fern dies cut from a Magnolia Doohickeys die and I've also added some twinklets.

Most of the flowers and snowballs are from my own crafty stash.

The white guipure lace, pink rose, pine cones, silver glitter embellishment and beautiful silver flake web ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Cape, Hat and Boots: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Snowman: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot,

That's all from me today.

Thank you so much for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Mistletoe Fairy

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have had a fab week, the big day is drawing near. Are you all ready? I'm almost done, I've still got a few cards to make and wrapping to do, but I'm nearly there. I am looking forward to spending Christmas at with my youngest son George and his girlfriend, they are hosting this year, I can't remember the last time we didn't host. On boxing day we are off to visit my eldest son Mike and his girlfriend so I am really looking forward to Christmas this year!

Anyway enough of me rambling on as we have a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy today and our theme is:
Christmas

This little cutie is a Whimsy stamp called 'Mistletoe Fairy'. As you can see I've not coloured her in the traditional mistletoe colours, just because I can lol! I fancied giving her some red berries. As always I have coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

The holly has been cut from a Joycrafts die, the ivy from a Leane Creatief die, and the gorgeous doily is a Fantasy die cut.

The papers are from the Hobby House.

The lace and pearl cluster is from the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers, gold berries, ribbon and jingle bells are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Wings: Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

The winner of this challenge will win a guest designer spot for an upcoming challenge.

I will be popping back in an hour with a reminder card for a different challenge.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 10 December 2017

New Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Gingerbread Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Sorry for not being around much lately, but with Christmas parties, and playing catch up with Christmas cards, time is running away.

Anyway today is our last challenge for this year for  Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia  and to end the year our chosen theme is the very popular:

Anything Goes
(we would love to see lots of creations, it doesn’t have to be a card, there are only two rules, it has to be a new creation so no back linking and there must be a stamped image of Tilda or Edwin).

I have stamped up  Gingerbread Tilda  and the gingerbread man from the Snowman and Gingerbread kit from the new release and coloured her with DI reinkers. I stamped them onto Artistico extra white water colour paper with a Stazon On timber brown ink pad and sprinkled some white frantage around the outside of the image. I have also sprinkled some glamour dust on the pom pom of her hat and for the icing on the cake.

The holly has been cut from a Joy Crafts die in brown card and I've painted some white gesso around the edges.

The pine cones, pearl string and carnation are from the Ribbon Girl.

I have sprinkled some Twinklets over the roses, which gives a lovely icy look.

The ribbon, pearl string, berries, multi row pearl trim and flowers are from my crafty stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Clothes, Shoes and Hat: Gathered Twigs, Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is

http://www.therubberbuggy.com/

Well that's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in and for the lovely comments you leave me😊

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 1 December 2017

New Challenge Marvelous Magnolia - The Night Before Christmas Tilda

Hi everyone, 

Happy Friday, I hope that you have all had a good week. Well it's not long to the big day now, I have almost finished my Christmas shopping, but as always I am behind with my cards.

As it is the first of the month, we have a new challenge at 
Marvelous Magnolia and our theme is 

'Anything Goes'

I have coloured up an older Maggie called 'The Night Before Christmas Tilda' with DI reinkers and placed it behind a Crafters Companion Die'sire window die cut.

Along the top edge I've placed a Joy Crafts icicle die which I have covered with glamour dust. The pine branches are a fantasy die which have been cut in green card and edged with white gesso. I have also added gesso to the roses, pine cones and berries.

The square pearl trim, pine cones and lace attached to the tags are from the Ribbon Girl.

The lace along the bottom edge, ribbon and rhinestone sparkler are from my crafty stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Red: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Green: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters.

Well that's all from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend (I'm off to London tomorrow for a girly day out).

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Inspirational card - Dreamerland Crafts - My Perfect Buddy

Good morning everyone,

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

This morning I am sharing an inspirational card using one of the new release Dreamerland Crafts stamps called 'My Perfect Buddy'. I am so in love with this stamp, you can also buy a coordinating die and stamp set to go with it. The stamp is made from red rubber and stamps out beautifully.

My Perfect BuddyCoordinating Die & Clear Stamp Package for Character Stamp D172012 My Perfect Buddy

I stamped the image with a Timber Brown Staz On ink pad onto Artistico extra white watercolour paper, coloured it with DI reinkers and die cut it with a circular die. The speckles around the outside of the image is white Frantage which has been heat set. For the pom pom on her hat, the fur on her boots and the lying snow I have sprinkled on some glamour dust. I then placed the circle on top of  an Ice Crystal Frame by Amy Design.

To create the circular shape of the card I used a Spellbinders circular die which I cut with white card and then with Maja papers which I edged with white Gesso paint.

The pink rose, beaded stamens and pine cones and square pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl, the rest of the flowers and berries are from my stash. I have sprinkled some Twinklets onto the flowers,  pine cones and die cut sprawling ferns which is a magnolia doohickeys die.

The sentiment and hearts are from the coordinating die and stamp set.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Coat, Boots and Hat: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Dress and Scarf: Iced Spruce
Flower: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot

Bear:
Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick, Iced Spruce

Well that's all from me for now.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 24 November 2017

New challenge at Fussy or Fancy - Tilda with Christmas Lamp

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have had a good week and it's Friday yay!!!!

This morning we have a new challenge starting at Fussy and Fancy and our lovely Tone is hosting this challenge and has chosen the theme:

Blue and Brown/Beige Winter

I made another Christmas card using a couple of the older Maggies. This is Tilda with Christmas Lamp and Jingle Bell Rudolph. As always I have coloured the images with DI reinkers.

The lovely papers are from the latest Maja collection 'Joyous Winter Days' and I've painted some white gesso around the edges. I've also added gesso to the ice crystal and pine branches.

The pearl trim, pearl string, lace, jingle bell, blue twine, pine cones are from the Ribbon Girl.

The ice crystals are a Joy Crafts die and the pine branches have been cut from  a fantasy die. 

The 'Noel' sentiment is an LOTV stamp.

I thought a cinnamon stick which I found in my stash would make a nice brown embellishment.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat and Hat: Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Trousers: Gathered Twigs, Old Paper, Black Soot
Lamp: Frayed Burlap, Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade
Reindeer: Gathered Twigs, Old Paper, Stormy Sky, Hickory Smoke, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot.

The winner of our challenge will win an upcoming Guest Design spot.

Well that's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx