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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

Our fabulous sponsors for this month are:



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

Sunday, 3 September 2017

New Card Challenge at the Ribbon Girl - Whimsy Dyanne

Hi everyone,

Happy Sunday, I hope you will have a relaxing day and perhaps have some crafty time. Well this is the last day of my holiday, it's back to work for me tomorrow, where did that 6 weeks go? I can't  believe how quickly it has gone, but I must say I had a wonderful summer and feel fully recharged for my return to school tomorrow.

Anyway enough of my rambling, as we  are returning from our summer break at the Ribbon Girl today and it's the turn of the card challenge team.  You can enter any kind of card with whatever theme and whatever shape you like.

I have coloured up Dyanne by Whimsy stamps, she is so pretty! As always I coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

The sparkle on the wings has been created with Stickles Stardust and I also added some to her socks too.

Have you spied the new autumn berries in the shop? they are lush  and the new 'Diana' guipure lace is divine!

Links to all 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 Lisptisk
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress, Flowers and Wings: Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar, Black Soot
Shoes and Hairband: Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord

We have three fabulous prizes up for grabs:

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



That's it from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 1 September 2017

New Challenge Marvelous Magnolia - Show Me the Way Tilda

Hi everyone,

I'm back again with my last card of the day for the new Anything Goes challenge at Marvelous Magnolia.

Yay at long last, I have made a Christmas card, I love making them, they are favourite cards to make. 

I have coloured up Show me the Way Tilda and Baby Rudolph with distress ink reinkers.

I haven't used any papers on this card, instead I have embossed some white and light blue card with a Crafters Companions 3D snowflake, and then rubbed some Pebeo Silver Gilding wax over the top also by Crafters Companion, the effect is gorgeous, it's a shame I have covered most of it up.

The ice crystal border down the left hand side is a Joy Crafts die, and I have also cut some separate ice crystals to layer on top. Once again I have cut them in white card and added the gilding wax and some gorgeous rhinestone sparklers to the centre.

The white pom pom trim, square pearl trim and the white organza ribbon are available from the Ribbon Girl.

The sprawling ferns tucked underneath the flowers are a Magnolia Doohickey die also cut in white card and gilding wax has been added. The flowers, pine cones and snowflake charm are from my stash.

DI List: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat and Hat: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Boots: Frayed Burlap, Gathered twigs, Black Soot
Rudolph:
Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

New Challenge at the Paradise of Stamps - Country Girl Tilda

Morning everyone,

I am back with my second card of the day, if you are looking for the Fussy and Fancy card, please scroll down.

The Paradise of Stamps challenge returns today after our much needed summer break. I have joined in with Team A today as I chose this month's theme, so it seemed right that I should make a card for both teams.  My chosen theme is to use
'Your Favourtie Things'.

I have chosen Magnolia stamps, as they are my favourite, but also ribbon and lace because I can't make a card without them:)

I have masked Country Girl Tilda and Grandpa's Porch and coloured them with distress ink reinkers and sprinkled some Frantage around  the image.

I have inked the stamps with Stazon Timber Brown ink and stamped them on Artistico Extra White water colour paper, it is 300 gsm so more like card than paper.

The papers are by Maja from the Vintage Summer collection and are called 1923.

Tucked underneath the image is a heart shaped paper doily and a Joy Crafts die called 'Angle Butterflies'.

The lace and pom pom trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers, ribbon and pearl trim are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut stain, Antique Linen
Skirt: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Blouse: Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage, Black Soot
Boots: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Grandpa's Porch: Hickory Smoke, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick, Black Soot
Foliage: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters


Well that's all for now, but I will be back later with my third and final card for the day.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have all had a good week!! Most of the the DTs that I design for are returning from their summer breaks so apologies in advance, but I will be posting 3 cards today. 

This morning we have a new challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and our lovely Jo is hosting this challenge. She has chosen the theme Anything Goes Mixed Media.

Well that threw me, I am not good at being thrown out of my comfort zone, but below is what I came up with.

I made the flower with pink and white foamiran using the Rosy Owl Flower Dies (AC1) which is the larger of the two sets and popped some stamens into the centre. 

I sprayed the layers of card with Lindy's Starburst sprays cotton candy pink and tiffanylou blue, then glued a few die cuts which I painted  with white gesso and added some more stardust spray. Once dry I used a couple of stencils and applied some modelling paste and some crushed ice.

The happy birthday tiles have also been painted with white gesso and I've place a few MDF bricks here and there also painted with gesso.

 Underneath the flower I have placed a chipboard frame and a bow which is made from wax cotton cord.

The leaves and butterflies have been cut from a couple of Joy Crafts dies and the bird is also made from MDF which has been painted with gesso and I've added some crushed ice whilst the paint was wet.

The pearls are from my stash and the organza ribbon and pearl string is from the Ribbon Girl.


Th winner of this will join us in an upcoming challenge.

I will be popping back in later with another card.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 27 August 2017

New Callenge at LHOSM - Sitting Tilda with Clogs

Hi everyone,

Well its been a while since I last posted, but I have been away spending time with my parents in Lincolnshire. I don't get to see them very often as they live so far away.  Mum and I went out and about visiting lots of craft shops and having lunch plus whilst I was up that way I travelled onto Whitby to visit my crafty friend Judy. We had a lovely crafty catch up, did a bit of shopping, and had some crafty time together.

Anyway that is enough of my rambling, as today we are back from our summer break at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia. Our theme for this months challenge is 'Die Cuts'.

In this card, I have masked three of the new stamps from the Country Girl collection. I have coloured  Sitting Tilda with Clogs, Happy Swing and  Swing Branch and coloured them with DI reinkers.

All the dies are by Joy Crafts, links are at the bottom of this post. On the right hand side of the image I have punched out a border with a Martha Stewart punch.

Just in front of the left hand border die is some white frilled lace and pearl trim from  the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers are pink and grey roses finished off with some beautiful white meadow spray.


DI list:
Tilda:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Victorian Velvet, Hickory Smoke
Blouse and Clogs: Hickory Smoke
Swing: Frayed Burlap
Branch: Gathered Twigs, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Grass: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Sky: Tumbled Glass

Our wonderful sponsors for this month are the  Ribbon Girl
Lifelong crafters Mother and Daughter, Mary and Andrea were tired of having to buy full rolls of ribbon and lace when they only needed one metre.  Because they love ribbons and all things pretty, they decided to open their own online shop in 2010 and make small quantities of beautiful products easily available to all crafters. Mary owns the shop and runs it on a day to day basis as well as keeping the website updated while Andrea looks after the social side,  The Ribbon Girl Blog and the Design Team. They specialise in supplying small (or large) quantities of ribbon, twine, gorgeous vintage style lace and seam binding ribbon, tiny pom-pom and ric-rac trim, all sorts of buttons, fancy pins, a multitude of charms, pearl and crystal flourishes, wool felt squares, seasonal and unusual embellishments, mulberry flowers, sticky tape and accessories to card makers, crafters, scrapbookers and cake decorators. They stock only the best quality products and only offer for sale goods that they would personally buy and use themselves.

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 4 August 2017

New Challenge At Fussy and Fancy


Good morning everyone,

I hope you all having a good week.

This morning starts the new challenge at Fussy and Fancy and it's my turn to host. I have chosen 'Favourite Colours' as the theme.

Well of course my favourite colour is pink, I particularly love pink with grey and green.

This little cutie is an old Maggie, but I still love her.  I have stamped her with Timber Brown Stazon ink onto Fabriano Artistico extra white water colour paper and coloured her with distress ink reinkers  and added some star dust stickles to her balloon to give it some sparkle.

The papers are by Maja and have been painted with white gesso.

The lace swag that runs down the left hand side of the card is a Magnolia Doohickey die which has been cut twice, once in white card and the second time in coordinating papers and I've added a few pearls to finish it off.

Just peeping out from the top is paper doily, the pink pom pom trim is from the Ribbon Girl, they are currently out of stock of the pink, but do have a variety of other colours in stock. The square pearl trim and Ivory Fluted Edge ribbon is also from the Ribbon Girl.

The balloons have been cut from a Poppy Stamps die and I've added a twine bow to the top.

The pink rose is from the Ribbon Girl, but the others are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress and Headband: Victorian Velvet
Shoes: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

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

That's it from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia - Tilda with Flower in her Pocket

Hi everyone,

I hope you week is going well, I am almost done with the cleaning, just the kitchen and oven left to do๐Ÿ˜Š. I haven't made one Christmas card yet, which is so unlike me so that is next on my list to do.

Today we have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia and the theme is the very popular 
'Anything Goes'.

I have coloured up one of the new Maggies from the Country Girl collection, I just love this collection, it is the best one they have released for a while.

This little cutie is called called Tilda with Flower in her Pocket. I have coloured her with DI reinkers.

I cut the shape using an extra large Spellbinders die, the inner circles have been cut using an extra  large Spellbinders circular die. The papers are by Maja and have been edged with white gesso.

The leaves which have been cut in green and cream card,  and butterflies are all Joy Crafts dies, links are at the bottom of this post, just click on a photo to be taken directly to the product.

The flowers and lace are from my stash.

Di list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Grand Espresso
Dungarees: Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage
Top and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Bows and flowers Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany
Grass and leaves: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Ribbon Girl Giveaway

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a fab weekend and are all well.

I am just popping in to let you know that as the DT are having a summer break in August, the Ribbon Girl are having various giveaways until the DT return in September. The first of the giveaways can be found on their challenge blog here.


The goodies consist of:
Lemoncraft 'Gossamer Blue' 6x6 paper pad
1 mtr of Aqua Blue Rat Tail Satin Cord
1 mtr of 25mm Malibu Blue Satin Ribbon
1 Pack of 5 Kort & Godt Aqua Rolled Roses

One lucky crafter will be picked at random after 9pm on Saturday 5th August - just tell them what you would make with this selection - of course, if you can't wait that long, all of these products are available in the store.

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in and good luck.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Tilda Enjoying Summer

Hi everyone,

So in the first week of the holidays I have been cleaning like a trooper. Once the big clean has been done, then the rest of the holiday will be mine to do exactly what I want to do plus  a trip up to stay with my parents and I'm off to Whitby to meet up with a crafty friend.๐Ÿ˜Š

I thought I would share a card I made recently just for fun.

I stamped up an older Maggie called Tilda Enjoying Summer and coloured her with DI reinkers.

Just peeping out of the top of the card is a Joy border die.

The leaves which are also Joy Craft dies have been cut in white and grey card. The flowers and gathered lace are from my stash, but the pearl trim and lace (lace bow) are from  the Ribbon Girl.

I cut a few of the pearls off of the pearl trim and added them to the top of the roses.

The white wooden fence was a gift and the sentiment is from a Whimsy set of stamps.

The tag on the base of the card has also been cut from a Joy Crafts die.

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

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in,

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 21 July 2017

Lovely Rose Tilda

Hi everyone,

Well that is school done and dusted for this academic year, I can now look forward to 6 weeks of doing exactly what I want, hmmm bliss.

I thought I would pop in a show a card I made recently using a Maggie  called 'Lovely Rose Tilda'.

I have coloured her with distress reinkers.

The papers are by Maja from the Autumn Basics paper pad.

                        I cut the butterflies using a Joy Crafts corner die, it is a lovely die which easily slips underneath any layer. The swirl has been cut from a Magnolia Doohickeys die.

         The pearl string, double row pearl trim and lace are from the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers, lace and bronze rose charm are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: and Shoes: Pumice Stone
Present: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Pumice Stone
Rose: Spun Sugar, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Well that's it from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Paper Nest Dolls are coming to the U.K.

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful week, this is my final week at school as we breakup on Friday๐Ÿ˜Š

I am super excited today as the Paper Nest Dolls are coming to the U.K., well Christine won't be here, but her dolls will be.

They are making their debut on Hochanda today. There are two shows one at 11.00 a.m.and the second at 4.00 p.m.

You can catch catch the shows on the following channels:

Sky 663, Freeview 85, Freesat 817

When Christine asked me to make a card for the show, it didn't even take a milli second for me to answer, I was thrilled to be asked.

This is the card I made. This gorgeous doll is called 'Birthday Princess Ellie' and I have coloured her with DI reinkers and I've added some Star Dust stickles to her crown to give some sparkle.

The papers are by Maja from the Vintage Romance collection, which I have edged with white gesso. 

The beautiful flower die on the left hand side, the corner and the butterflies are Joy Crafts dies.

I've punched  a strip of white card using a Martha Stewart paper punch and placed it underneath the left hand side of the image and placed some pearl flower trim on top.

The pink rose, paper, pearl gems and pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

On the base of the card I have added some lace and flower pearl trim. I stamped the sentiment onto an oval die cut, added some foam pads and placed it on the base of the card

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Shoes: Victorian Velvet
Bows: Weathered Wood
Crown: Wild Honey
Socks: Hickory Smoke
Cake: Frayed Burlap, Spun Sugar

Well that's it from me today,

I hope you can catch the shows.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Market Tilda with Fruits

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and having a good week!

I am popping in to share a card I made using one of the new Tildas from the latest collection. This little cutie is called Market Tilda with Fruits.

I stamped her onto a Spellbinders oval die with Stazon Timber Brown ink onto Artistico 300 gsm water colour paper and  coloured her with DI reinkers, finishing off with some white pearl string and finally mounting her onto a Joy Crafts Flower Frame oval die.

The shape of the card is cut from a Go Kreate die and the papers are from the Maja Sofieou paper pad.

The die peeing out of the left top corner is a Fantasy die and the die peeing out from underneath the layers and the butterflies have been cut from Joy Crafts die.

The sentiment is from an Altnew set of stamps.

Underneath the image I have placed some cheesecloth.  

The leaves have also been cut from Joy Craft dies and the flowers and lace are from my stash.

The papers pad, cheesecloth and square pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage
Boots, Top and Hat: Victorian Velvet
Box: Gathered Twigs
Fruit: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

That's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in and a big crafty wave to my new followers, thank you so much for following me.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 7 July 2017

New Challenge Fussy and Fancy - Annabel Texting

Good morning to you all,

I am just popping in to share I card I have made for the new challenge at Fussy and Fancy and the theme this time round is: 

'Celebration'

I have coloured up one of my favourite LOTV stamps called 'Annabel Texting', I think this image is perfect for a teenager.

I have coloured her with DI reinkers and added a sprinkle of frantage around the outside of the image.

The papers are by Maja from the Summer Basics collection  and are called 1923.

The fabulous butterfly corner by Joy Crafts is making an appearance again, it cuts so beautifully and is just perfect to slip under a layer. The leaves and butterflies are also cut from Joy dies.

I cut the banner shape with a Joy Crafts Banner die onto some coordinating paper and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Best Wishes English  Banner Text stamp with Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder over, heat set it and added a couple of pearl gems.

The lace, phone charm and flowers are from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Pumice Stone
Jumper: Old Paper, Victorian Velvet
Phone: Victorian Velvet, Old Paper
Boots: Victorian Velvet

The winner of the challenge will join us as a GDT in an upcoming challenge.

I am so sorry that the links to the materials I have used are not at the bottom of this post, but Inlinkz have moved to LinkDeli and I am having a few teething problems which I hope to have sorted very soon.

That's it from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Sunday, 2 July 2017

New Card Challenge at the Ribbon Girl - Summer Wedding Tilda

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and the sun is shining for you.

Today is the start of the card challenge at the Ribbon Girl. As always the theme is 'Anything Goes' as long as it is a card, any shape, with or without an image.

  I opted to make a shaker card as the Ribbon Girl are now selling some beautiful shaker selections.

The pretty papers are by Lemoncraft called Tiny Miracles, and as you can see are very versatile.  

I made the shaker element using a small circular spellbinder die and placed the gorgeous doily chipboard shape over the top and added some pearl string around the centre.

The aqua and pink flowers are ballerina blossoms and are absolutely gorgeous. I tucked some pale pink smooth berries and beaded stamens just underneath the blossoms.

The two tags have been cut in the same paper and I've added some lace bows.

Along the bottom I have placed some gathered frilled tulle trim and added some double row pearl trim along the top.

The double bow is made from tulip pink seam binding finishing off with a pink crystal and diamante embellishment.

The image is a Magnolia stamp called Summer Wedding Tilda which I have coloured with DI reinkers.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Boots: Victorian Velvet
Flowers: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters

We have three fabulous sponsors for this challenge:

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.

Enjoy whatever you are doing today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx