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Sunday, 19 November 2017

GDT card for Digi Doodles Studio - Holly Reindeer Hugs

Morning everyone,

Happy Sunday to you all, I hope you are going to have a lovely relaxing day!

This morning I am sharing my GDT card for Digi Doodles Studios

This little cutie is called Holly's Reindeer Hugs and was a real joy to colour. I have coloured her with DI distress reinkers, sprinkled some white frantage around the image and finished off with some ivory pearl string.

The shape of the easel card was made by cutting an oval extra large die (sorry I can't remember which make it is) and I've placed a Spellbinders 'Venise Lace' die cut over the top.

The loopy rings die cut underneath the flowers has been cut from a Memory Box die.

The beautiful guipure lace, flat lace bow, pearl cluster, hessian ribbon and the majority of the flowers are from the Ribbon Girl.

I have sprinkled some glamour dust on her hat and for the lying snow.

Links to most of the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on an image to be taken directly to the product.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress, Hat an Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Tights: Old Paper
Reindeer: Gathered Twigs, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Frayed Burlap
Holly: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Aged Mahogany, Barn Door
Christmas Tree: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed

Dina has loads of fabulous images in her shop, so pop on over and see if anything takes your fancy.

There is also a monthly 'Anything Goes' challenge running in our FB group which you can find here. All you have to do to enter is to make a project using a Digi Doodles image and upload it to the FB group. The chosen winner will feature on the Digi Doodle Studios blog and win an image of their choice.

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Reminder Card for the Paradise of Stamps - Edwardian Christmas

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well.

I am just popping in to share a reminder card for the current 'Vintage' challenge at the 

I stamped up an LOTV stamp called 'Edwardian Christmas' with timber brown Stazon ink onto Artistico extra white watercolour paper and coloured the image with distress reinkers. I have sprinkled some glamour dust onto the fur muff.

The winter fun border die on the left hand side has been cut twice to give dimension in brown card and I've painted the edges with white gesso. 

The holly leaves  have been cut from Joy Crafts die and the twinkling stars from an Yvonne Creations die in brown card and also edged with white gesso.

Just peeping out from the right hand side of the image is a die cut stitched border from a Poppy Stamps die called pretty stitches. The circular wreath on the bottom left hand side has been cut from a Rosy Dot die.

The flowers are a mixture of my own and some are from the Ribbon Girl, links are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product. The lace can also be purhased from the Ribbon Girl.

Finally, I've draped some pearl string around the image, this can be bought from the Ribbon Girl.The jingle bells attached to the centre of the ribbon bow are also available at the Ribbon Girl.

DI List:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, 
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Hat: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Red Bow: Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Black Soot
Holly: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 12 November 2017

New Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and enjoying your weekend. 

It's time for a new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia and for the next four weeks the challenge is:

Pearls, Gems or Sparkle
(its time to get your glitter, sparkly embellishments or pearls out or if you are feeling daring use all three)

I reached deep into my Maggie stamp box and pulled out this cutie called 'Tilda with Tag Gifts' and coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

The shape was cut from a Go Kreate die and the papers are from Heartfelt Creations paper pad called Frosty Blanket, they are a lovely rich burgundy and mixture of burgundy and green and I've painted on some white gesso around the edges.

Around the edge of the image I have sprinkled some white frantage and finished off with some white pearl string. 

Along the right hand side of the image I have placed a mistletoe die cut which has been cut from a Magnolia Doohickey die.

The flowers are a mixture of roses, silver berries, pine cones and white meadow spray and I painted some white gesso around the edges of the petals and on the pine cones.

I have cut the banner die from a Joy Crafts die and the sentiment has been stamped with the co-ordintating stamp which I have heat embossed in silver embossing powder.

The white gathered lace, ribbon and snowflake charm are from my stash.

Where possible I have put the links to the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.

DI list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Stormy Sky, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Boots: Hickory Smoke
Gifts: Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Shabby Shutters, Hickory Smoke, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Black Soot

Our fabulous sponsor this time round is:



Noor Design UK is a family run business and was formed in October 2014 carrying the full collection of Joycraft Dies.  In January of this year we expanded our range to make Noor Design UK your one stop craft shop.  We now carry a vast collection of Papers by Maja Design, Pion Design, Craft and You, Lemoncraft and Studio Light.  Rubber Stamps from Magnolia, LDRS Creative, Wild Rose Studio and Whimsy Stamps.  A varied selection of Flowers, Laces and embellishments as well as mixed media products.  We run workshops for colouring  and card making/3D projects and recently brought Noor Design UK to Alexandra Palace.

Well that's it from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 5 November 2017

New Challenge at the Ribbon Girl - Christmas Eve Tilda

Happy Sunday morning to you all,

I hope you have had a fabulous week and are enjoying a relaxing weekend.

I went to the NEC yesterday, all on my own, yep billy no mates this time, but I really did have  fabulous day. I enjoyed visiting all the various craft stands, but most of all I had a superb time mooching around the art section and watching some demonstrations.  I just wish I had more time to play!

Enough of my waffling as we have a new card challenge at the Ribbon Girl today.

I have chosen to colour up an older Maggie called 'Christmas Eve Tilda. I coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

The ice crystals down the left hand side and on the right hand side of the card are Joy Crafts dies which I have cut in brown card and painted some white gesso around the edges.

All the fabulous flowers, jingle bells, bronze Christmas stocking charm, pearl string, ribbon, lace and pearl diamante embellishment are from the Ribbon Girl. Links to the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on  picture to be taken directly to the product.

DI List:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Hickory Smoke
Hat: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Present: Pumice Stone, Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Black Soot
Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

We have THREE generous prizes to give away to the randomly selected winners:

First Prize:
 Papers from Maja Design. Vintage Autumn 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics 6x6 Paper Pad 648


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.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia - Winter Skating Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all having a good week.

Today we have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia and our theme is a super easy one:

'Anything Goes'

This gorgeous older Maggie is called 'Winter Skating Tilda' which I have masked with Winter Bench. For a change I've gone for a monochrome effect. In other words I have coloured her in the same colour (Walnut Stain), but just added a bit of black soot here and there. Around the outside of the image is some frantage and I've sprinkled some glamour dust onto the seat of the bench and also for the lying snow.

The snowflake border die has been cut from a Sizzix die and the snowflake is chipboard piece which I have covered with Twinklets. 

The beautiful magnolia flower, pine cones, ivory berries, pearl trim, lace and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:

Image and Bench: Walnut Stain, Black Soot

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Inspirational Post for Digi Doodles Studio - Cocoa's Snowballs For Sale

Good morning everyone,

Well today is my first official inspirational post for Digi Doodles Studios. I had great fun colouring up this cute image called  Cocoa's Snowballs For Sale. I just adore her sweet smiley face. I have decoupaged the snowflake at the side of her hat and placed a clear gem in the centre.

I have coloured the image with DI reinkers and sprinkled some frantage around the outside of the image. The lying snow and fur around her hat is Glamour Dust.

The papers are from the Hobby House.

Tucked underneath the image and just peeping out at the top and left hand side is Joy Crafts Ice Crystal doily die and the star with swirls is also a Joy Crafts die.

Most of the flowers and snow ball embellishments are from my stash.The die cut pine branches have been cut from a fantasy die.

The gorgeous blue sheer ribbon, beautiful guipure lace and square pearl trim are from the
 Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Snowman/Girl: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Coat and Hat: Victorian Velvet, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Scarf: Iced Spruce, Victorian Velvet
Bird:Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick, Old Paper, Gathered Twigs
Signposts: Pumice Stone, Tumbled Glass

If you get a chance, pop on over to Digi Doodles Studios for a peep at Dina's fabulous images.

That's it from me today.

Have a great weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 27 October 2017

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - So Spooky

Good morning my lovelies,

I hope you are well and have all had a fabulous week!

This morning I am sharing a card for the new challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Our lovely Sasha has chosen the theme:

So Spooky

This was slightly difficult for me as as I don't generally make Halloween cards, so I don't have any dies etc., but this is what I came up with.

The image was a freebie from Elisabeth Bell which I have coloured with DI reinkers. 

As I didn't have any suitable papers I embossed black card and applied some Pebeo gold gilding wax. The purple flower is from my stash and the rolled roses I cut with black card and a Joy Crafts die again I added some gold gilding wax to the tops of the flowers.

The die peeping pour on the left is a Joy Crafts die, once again I have once again cut it in black card and applied some gold gilding wax.

The broom stick I made with a cocktail stick,  some natural silsa and some twine.

The bow is made from spider web netting and I've placed a black button in the centre.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs
Robe & Hat: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Dusty Concord
Broomstick: Gathered Twigs
Pumpkins: Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx





Thursday, 26 October 2017

Hochanda T.V. - The Paper Nest Dolls

Hi everyone,

I am just popping in quickly to let you know that The Paper Nest Dolls stamps will be featuring on Hochanda T.V. tomorrow (Friday) at 12.00 p.m.

  • SKY 663 (24/7)
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  • FREEVIEW 85 (6AM-7PM)
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  • FREESAT 817 (24/7

This is one of stamps that will be featured  called 'Angel Emma'.
   

Don't forget to tune in tomorrow or set your recorder.

Bye for now.

Gina xx

Monday, 23 October 2017

Tilda with Fir

Good morning to you all,

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and wish you a fantastic week.

Well today is the first day of my holiday and I am dragging Phil to Hobbycraft lol. 

Today I am sharing a Christmas card which I made for fun. She is an older Maggie called Tilda with Fir and I have coloured her with DI reinkers.

For the falling snow I have sprinkled some frantage and heat set it, for the lying snow and glitter on her coat and hat I have used Glamour Dust. Around the edge of the image is some ivory pearl string.

The papers are from the Hobby House.

The flowers are from my stash, but the fir cones can be bought form the Ribbon Girl.

The lattice die peeping out of the right hand side of the card is a Joy Crafts die, you can find the link at the bottom of the page.

The pine branches have been cut from a Fantasy die and I've painted on some white gesso to emulate snow.

The pearl trim, guipure lace and scalloped lace are also from the Ribbon Girl and the gorgeous red dazzler in the centre of the bow is from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat, Boots and Hat: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Tree and Mittens: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Tights: Bundled Sage

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 15 October 2017

New Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

I am sharing my card for the new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia. Our challenge for the next four weeks is:

Use Trim
(ribbon, pearl trim, seam binding, lace, twine, organza roses, pom pom trim etc) 

I have coloured up an older Maggie called Tilda in Christmas Coat. The trees in the background I drew myself. I am hoping to do more freehand backgrounds. I don't think it is too bad for a first attempt.  The only trouble is it takes me quite a long time so I won't be able to do it on all of my cards until I get better and faster at it.

The frozen border die cut on the left hand side has been cut from a Jeanine's die twice and mounted on top of each other. I only placed the glue along the bottom edge so it can be opened up to give some dimension. Sitting underneath the image along the bottom is a Joy Crafts die 'Icicles Edge'.

The pearl trim, pom pom trim, lace and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.

The rhinestone sparkler in the centre of the bow is very similar to the silver glitter flatbacks at the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Coat and Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Present and Tights: Weathered Wood

The trees have been coloured with a mixture of watercolour paints and DI reinkers
burnt umber watercolour paint and walnut stain distress reinker.

Our fabulous sponsor is
The Rubber Buggy

We would love for you to share your creations with us.

That's all for now.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 13 October 2017

Reminder Card for the Current Challenge at Paradise of Stamps - Autumn Loves Autumn

Hi everyone,

If you are looking for the Paper Nest Dolls card, then please scroll down.

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I am popping back in to share a reminder card at the Paradise of Stamps for our current challenge

Autumn

I have coloured up a stamp I bought a few months ago with autumn in  mind from Stamping Bella, she seems quite popular as I have seen quite a few cards with her on in blogland. She is called Autumn loves Autumn.

As always I have coloured her with DI reinkers and used a white posca pen for the white dots on the toadstool.

The papers are by Pion Syringa and Canus and have been edged with white gesso.

The leaves down the left hand side have been cut from a Memory Box die twice, once in coordintating Pion paper and once in brown card.

The flowers are mainly from my stash except for the ivory exotic blossom which is from the 
Ribbon Girl. The cheesecloth is also from the Ribbon Girl.

The bronze charm, ribbon and tulle lace are from my stash.

The sentiment comes with the stamp.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Gathered Twigs
Top and Shoes: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Leaves (Dress): Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Rusty Hinge, Barn Door
Toadstool: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot


Well that's it from me today,  I will back on Sunday afternoon.

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Paper Nest Dolls - Avery with Poinsettia

Good morning my lovelies,

I hope you have had a good week.

I have a couple of cards to post today so I am starting off with one for the Paper Nest Dolls which is featured in this months Paper Craft Essentials magazine.

This sweet doll is called Avery with Poinsettia and I have coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

The ice crystal die cut down the left hand side has been cut from a Joy Crafts die and I've added some twinklets which gives a lovely frosty look. Tucked underneath the flowers are some sprawling ferns which have been cut from a Magnolia Doohickeys die.

The pom pom trim, to me they look like huge snowballs lol and the ribbon are from the 

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Boots and Flower Pot: Iced Spruce
Poinsettia: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

I will be back later.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Saturday, 7 October 2017

World Card Making Day - Digi Doodles Blog Hop - Christabelle

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a good week and hopefully will have some relaxing crafting time this weekend.

Did you know that today is World Card Making Day, so to celebrate the Digi doodles team are having a blog hop.

Here is a list of blogs, you can hop on over to from here:

Gina (You are here)

To be in with a chance of winning a free digi leave a comment! The Winner will be picked at random and announced on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/digidoodlestudioson Friday, October 13th.
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 Also, in honor of World Card Making Day, Dina is offering  25% OFF ALL Digi Stamps using code: 17WCMD10 just for today (7th October), so hurry up and pop on over!

I have been longing to colour this this beauty up, she is called Christabelle and I have coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

The shape of the card has been cut with a Crealies rectangle die. Peeping out on the left hand side is a Joy Crafts 8 point die which I have cut in white card.

The papers are from the Hobby House.

The tag has been cut from a Tattered Lace die and I have used silver embossing powder for the sentiment.

The ice crystal is a Joy crafts die which I have covered with Twinklets and popped a pearl gem into the centre.

The flowers, lace, seam binding ribbon and crystal sparkler are all from the Ribbon Girl, links to most of the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product. 

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Coat, Hat, Ribbon & Bow:Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Scarf: Iced Spruce, Black Soot
Mistletoe: Bundled Sage & Old Paper
Post Box: Pumice Stone, Old Paper, Black Soot
Letter: Old Paper, Victorian Velvet

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Happy crafting.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia - Puppy Love Tilda

Hi everyone,

If you are looking for the Ribbon Girl card, please scroll down.

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

As it's another anything goes challenge, guess what I have made? yep another Christmas card lol. You may have guessed, but they are my favourite kind of card to make, I just can't get enough of them, sad as it is.

This is an older Maggie called 'Puppy Love Tilda and I've masked her with Peaceful Christmas Tree.

The die peeping out of the left is a Joy Crafts die and I've also tucked a Joy Crafts die on the right hand side, which I have mostly covered up doh.

The sprawling ferns are an older Magnolia Doohickeys die and I've added some white gesso to emulate snow.

The flowers are from my stash, but you can buy similar pine cones from the Ribbon Girl.

The lace, ivory pearl string, beaded berries, pearl cluster and pearl trim is from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Aged Mahogany
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Boots: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Tree: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Star: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

New Ribbon Girl Challenge - Winter Tilda

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a great weekend, gosh it's the 1st of October already, WOW, September zoomed past. I've noticed the trees are changing colour a lot earlier this year and they look gorgeous.

Anyway enough of my waffling as this morning we begin a new card challenge at the Ribbon Girl

I have coloured up an older Maggie called 'Winter Tilda' and masked her with Old Swedish Church. 

I have used distress reinkers to colour her and sprinkled some frantage around the image which I think is great for falling snow. For the lying snow I have used glamour dust.

Peeping out of the top left hand side is some gorgeous Silver Star Twinkle tinsel.

The flower arrangement is made up of a white daisy, I removed the centre and replaced it with a fabulous silver glitter flatback, carnation, beaded stamens, pine cones (painted with white gesso), and frosted berries. I have also added some twinklets to the daisy and carnation which gives a lovely icy look.

I used some white/white spot organza ribbon to make the bow and made another bow made from silver metallic twine, attached a silver candy cane charm, finishing off with a beautiful diamante snowflake in the centre.

Towards the bottom of the card, I've placed some beautiful 'Phoebe' white guipure lace, some more silver tinsel and double row pearl trim, not forgetting the very seasonal pom pom trim.

Finally I've draped some oval pearl string from one side of the card to the other.

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

As always, we have THREE beautiful prizes up for grabs:

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

Second Prize:
Second prize:  Your choice of 2 of the Christmas Mini Packs of 6x6 papers from the Ribbon Girl.


Third Prize:
A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV


I will be popping back in this afternoon.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 29 September 2017

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Tilda with Little Snowy

Good morning everyone,

Happy Friday to you all!

This morning I am sharing a card I made for the new challenge at Fussy and FancyJules is hosting this challenge and has chosen the theme 'Shabby Chic'.

Apologies in advance, but I have made another Christmas card, they are my favourite cards to make, so I am making as many as I can whilst I can. 

This is Tilda with Little Snowy coloured with distress reinkers and I've sprinkled some white frantage around the image. Tucked underneath the image is some cheese cloth.

I haven't used paper on this card, but I have embossed white card using my absolute favourite embossing  folder by Crafters Companion 3D snowflake. Once embossed I have covered the card with silver pebeo gilding wax and painted white gesso around the edges.

The scrolled icicle edge along the left hand side has been cut in white card and glittered with glamour dust. I have also added some glamour dust to her hat.

The circle of ice crystals is a Joy Crafts die and I've added a few pearls to the centres.

The lace and cheese cloth are available from the Ribbon Girl.

Where possible, I have added the links to the materials I have used at the bottom of this page, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.

Di list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut stain, Antique Linen
Cloak, Hat and Boots: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Snowman: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Rusty Hinge

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

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx
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Monday, 25 September 2017

Some Exciting News!

Good morning everyone,

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

This morning I am popping in to share some exciting news. I was asked by the very talented artist Dina Gerner to join the Digi Doodles DT. Sadly I couldn't commit to a card each week, but I have done the next best thing and joined as a Guest Designer, which means once a month I will showcasing her fabulous images.

If you want to pop over and have a look at her gorgeous images then you can find her shop here.  The challenge blog begins today and you can find it here and if you want to  follow the DT blog where one of the very talented team post their creations almost everyday, click  here.

 As a celebration of anew release which includes autumn, halloween and Christmas/Winter we are having a blog hop. I am last in line, but don't forget to leave a comment on the Digi Doodles blog to say which one is your favourite. If you want to start at the beginning then hop over to Linda's blog.

I have coloured up Trixie and Zippy and what  a joy she was to colour. I decided to keep to traditional colours for this card.

As always I have coloured with distress ink reinkers  and sprinkled some frantage around the outside of the image. The border around the card is made of gold star trim.

The papers are a mixture from the Hobby House.

For the rolled up script, I inked up a Christmas text stamp onto coordinating paper with Versamark ink,  sprinkled some gold embossing powder over it and heat set it. To finish it off I edged the edges with walnut distress ink and rolled it tying it with some red twine.

The ivory pearl trim, and red twine are available at the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers are from my stash and the sprawling ferns have been cut from a Magnolia Doohickey die. The rose, fir cones and fern leaves have had touches of white gesso added to them.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Grand Espresso, Black Soot
Red: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Green: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Dog and Gift: Gathered Twigs
Drink: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

To be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous holiday images, follow the blog and leave a comment as to which is your favourite image.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Tilda with Holiday Sweater

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a lovely week.

I am just popping in to share another Christmas card, I am so enjoying myself making them.

This is Tilda with Holiday Sweater coloured with distress ink reinkers.

Once again the embossing folders and gilding wax came out. I really love the 3D snowflake embossing folder by Crafters Companion.

I cut the card, embossed  and covered each piece with Pebeo gold gilding wax. I always get into a right mess using the wax, but my Mum shared a tip with me to let a baby wipe dry out and use that to add the wax instead of using my fingers. Next time I use it, I will give it a try.

The large ice crystal is a Joy Crafts die.

The ivory pearl string, pearl ivory trim, pom pom trim, pearl cluster, carnation and the lush golden pearl sparkle ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Jumper: Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Gathered Twigs, Worn Lipstick
Trousers: Gathered Twigs, Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 17 September 2017

New Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday and maybe having some crafty time.

We have a new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia today and our theme is an easy peasy one of:

Anything Goes

I took advantage of making another Christmas card, I am on a roll with them now, so apologies in advance if I am boring you!

The stamp is Tilda with Christmas Lamp which I have masked with an old favourite Old Swedish Church and coloured with distress ink reinkers.

For the falling snow I have sprinkled some frantage and heat set it from underneath. The lying snow is Glamour Dust.

The gorgeous padded silver stars, silver glitter flatbacks and silvery pearl sparkle ribbon are new in at the Ribbon Girl and are gorgeous. The pretty guipure lace, pearl string and square pearl trim, are also from the Ribbon Girl.

The sprawling fern and swirl die cuts have been cut from Magnolia Doohickey dies and the eight point die cut is a Joy Crafts die.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat and Hat: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Trousers: Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood
Church: Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood, Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade
Lamp: Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey

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Well that's it from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 15 September 2017

Reminder card for the Paradise of Stamps

Good morning everyone,

Yay it's Friday, where did that week go? I hope you have all had a wonderful week.

I'm just popping in quickly to share my reminder card for the current challenge at the Paradise of Stamps. Our theme is 'Use your Favourite Things'.

This time I have chosen Christmas as they are my favourite cards to make and I have coloured up another Maggie, my favourite stamps.

This little cutie is called 'Berry Tilda'. I have coloured her with distress reinkers.

The snowflake die is a Sizzix on the edge die which I have cut twice and layered up. I have rubbed in some silver Pebeo silver gilding wax on the top layer.

My new favourite thing is to emboss card and use gilding wax, so each of the three layers have been embossed with a Crafters Companion 3D snowflake die and had gilding wax applied to them. I have also painted the edges of the layers with white gesso.

Tucked underneath the image are two Joy Crafts 8 point dies and the icicle is also cut from a Joy Crafts die and I've sprinkled some twinklets over the top which give it a lovely icy look. The sprawling ferns are a Magnolia Doohickey die.

The square pearl trim, pearl string and lace are from the Ribbon Girl and the flowers are from my stash. I have also sprinkled some twinklets over the roses.

Her wings have been sprinkled with glamour Dust.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Aged Mahogany
Berries: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Monday, 11 September 2017

Dreamerland Crafts - Just Dance with Me

Good morning my lovelies,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and were able to fit in some crafty time. As well as the doing the cleaning and ironing, I've started to tidy up the garden and I managed to fit in some crafty time too! The first week back at school was pretty busy and I have moved into my own office, that has taken some getting used to, but this weekend I bought some bits and pieces to make it more homely.

Anyway on with sharing my card for today. I have coloured up a stamp from  the new collection from Dreamerland Crafts which is called 'Just Dance with Me'

As you can see from the pic below the set includes a couple of dies, which means you can easily paper piece the skirt of the dress and the boys jumper.


It also includes two sentiments, a grass stamp and some flowers and butterflies.

I have coloured up the stamp with DI reinkers and sprinkled some frantage around the outside, finishing off with some ivory pearl string.

The papers are from an Anna Marie set of papers called Blissful Green.

The leaves have been cut from Joy Crafts dies and the swirl is a Magnolia Doohickey's die.

The ribbon and ivory pearl string are from the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers, bronze charm and the pearl rose are from my crafty stash.

DI list:
Girl
Skin:Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Hair Band: Spun Sugar, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Boy
Skin:Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Jumper: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Trousers: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Boots: Gathered Twigs

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx