Sunday, 15 October 2017

Poinsettia Tilda - A New Challenge At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
Once again it's time for a new challenge over on the Lovely Haenglar or Sweet magnolia blog.
For one whole month our challenge theme is..............USE TRIM
(Pearl trim, seam binding, lace, twine, organza rose trim, pom pom trim etc)

Our wonderful sponsor is The Rubber Buggy

 I have made a Christmas card for my Niece.

I used Poinsettia Tilda from Magnolia Aspen Holidays 2016 Collection available to buy at
Swedish House Crafts
The image is stamped with memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock, and cut out using a Joy Crafts Noor! oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils.


For the shape of my card, I used Gokreate large frame frilly #2, and Maja Design "Vintage Frost Basics" papers available to buy at Swedish House Crafts
I lightly sanded the edges of the papers.
Other dies used are; Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration, Spirit of Christmas snowflake border, Joy Crafts ice crystal circle, Sizzix holiday greens, Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag, and the trees are from Magnolia Doohickey box Vol 12.

You can pre order Vol 17 & Vol 18 at present  from Swedish House Crafts HERE
If you do decide to pre order. Don't forget to use discount code DONNASAID5OFF to get your 5% off


A close look at the flower arrangements, and trees.
I place Sizzix holiday greens in among the larger arrangement. Everything thing has has a dusting of Snow - Tex.
I die cut the trees using the design papers, and adhered a tiny red pearl to the centre of the stars.


A close look at Poinsettia Tilda.
I stamped the inside of the oval with an IndigoBlu stamp, and adhered a string of 3mm pearl bead string around the outside.
I dotted Tilda's cheeks, and the leaves on the poinsettia with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated.

We would love you to come along, and join in with our current challenge.
Don't forget Magnolia or Haenglar images only.

The challenges closes on Friday 10th November so there is plenty of time to enter.

My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's;

Thank you for stopping by to visit today, and big thanks for all the lovely comments.
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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Swedish House Crafts - Gummiapan Sweet Girl Ellie With Snowman

Hello, lovely blogger friend's!

I'm here with my DT card for Swedish House Crafts.
I have made a Christmas card featuring one of the gorgeous stamps by Gummiapan. The stamp that I chose to colour is called Sweet Girl Ellie With Snowman. Aren't they just the sweetest duo?

I have used many other gorgeous products on my card that are available from the store.

Links to the products are in text, and can be found at the end of my post.


For the shape of my card I used Gummiapan old paper die, and Maja Design "Vintage Frost Basic" 6 x 6 paper stack. I have also cut the papers using the old paper die. The snowflakes in the top left hand corner of the card have been die cut using Gummiapan snowflake. The pretty lace, and pearl trim are from my stash.
Other dies that I used from my stash are; Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration and Ivy circle.
Spirit of Christmas snowflake border, Cheery Lynn English tea party doily, Joy Crafts Winter sentiment, and Sizzix holiday greens.


I stamped the image onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock with Memento toffee crunch ink, and coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.

I used a Roxstamps stitched circle die to cut white card, and stamped around the inside of it with the Gummiapan Angelpost stamp. I inked the outside of the circle with Vintage photo distress ink, and sprinkled a little shabby white embossing enamel inside the circle.

I die cut a larger stitched circle with the design paper, and matted the smaller one onto it with 3D foam tape. I cut around the image, and adhered it to the circle with 3D foam tape I coated the snowman with glamour dust to give a nice sparkly effect, and adhered some micro beads to look like bird seed onto the centre of the snowman's hand. I used Snow-Tex on the ground. The pearl bead string that I have adhered around the outside is from my stash.


I built the snowman using the metal dies from Doohickey club vol 12 Christmas 2016. I die cut the snowman's head and body with white card, and coated them with glamour dust. I adhered a piece of black card behind the snowman's face so that his eyes and mouth could be seen. I coloured the nose and cut the twigs, and heart using the design papers. I assembled him with 3D foam tape.

Vol 12 isn't available to buy anymore as the collections are limited edition, but vol 16, and 17 are currently available to pre order from Swedish House Crafts. Vol 16 is "Fall In Love", and Vol 17 is "Christmas & Winter".


I used a selection of flowers for the arrangements. The large rose, 25mm rose, and white flower spray are from my stash. The pine cones, and curled paper flowers are from the store. I have given the arrangements a light coating with Snow-Tex.


Inside the card is decorated to complement the front.
I hope I have inspired you to make something Christmassy with the products that I used?

Thank you for stopping by to visit today!
Big hugs for all the lovely comments.

Links to the products that I have used on my card from Swedish House Crafts can be found below.



I'm entering my card into the following super challenge's;

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Swedish House Crafts - Lollipop card Using Pion Design "Legends Of The Sea"

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I'm here today to share my DT creation for Swedish House Crafts.
I have made a lollipop card using some of the gorgeous papers from Pion Design - "Legends Of The Sea" complete collection.
I have been eager to make a lollipop card for a while now. At last I get to cross it off of my list of things to make. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute that it took to make this one.
I have used some other gorgeous products from Swedish House Crafts store on my card.

Links to the products are in text, and can be found at the end of my post.


I used a collection of dies, papers, chipboard pieces, lace, pearl flower trim, pearl string, corked glass vial, vax cord, bronze metal anchor charm, and a paper straw to assemble and embellish my lollipop card.


I used a selection of papers and various dies to make the lollipop card
I die cut a Cheery Lynn English tea party doily using cream 300gsm cardstock for the base, and adhered the rosette that I made using papers from the collection to the centre of the doily.
I inked the heart chipboard with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink , and adhered it behind another Cheery Lynn French pastry doily die cut.
I die cut a Gummiapan stitched square, and adhered it at an angle on top of the doily.
The banners have also been cut from one of the collection sheets, and positioned onto the card with 3D foam pads.
I cut out the sentiment. and matted it onto another piece of design paper, and adhered it to the centre of the card.
The lace, and pearl trim are from my stash.


I cut around the gorgeous mermaid image, and used 3D foam pads to adhere her to the card.
I outlined the tail with pva glue, and glamour dust to give a lovely sparkly effect.


I made the flowers using Gummiapan flowers dies x 3.
I sprayed the flowers with water, and curled them up. When they were dry, I layered one on top of the other with adhesive. Then I pierced a hole in the centre for the stamens to go through.
I inked the chipboard foliage with Vintage photo distress ink.
I filled the tiny corked vial with seed beads, and adhered it to the base of the foliage.


Finally, I hand tied the bow with lace to the top of the straw with a length of pearl string beads, vax cord, and a bronze anchor charm all from my stash.

I hope you like my lollipop card?

Links to the products used are listed below.

Thank you for stopping by.
Big crafty hugs






Sunday, 17 September 2017

Christmas Caramel Tilda And A New Challenge At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
Today see's a new challenge over on the Lovely Haenglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog.
Our month long challenge theme is...............ANYTHING GOES
Our wonderful sponsor is..................WILD ORCHID CRAFTS
I have made another Christmas card, and used lots of lovely products on my card from 
Swedish House Crafts 
Links to the products are in text, and can be found at the end of this post.

I used Christmas Caramel Tilda from A Little Christmas 2015 Collection.
I used Memento toffee crunch ink to stamp the image onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock.
I have coloured Tilda with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils, and cut around the image.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2, and Maja Design 
"Vintage Frost Basics"
The pretty lace was a gift from my special bloggy friend!
Other dies used are; Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration, and poinsettia.
Sizzix "on the edge" snowflurries, and holiday greens.
Cheery Lynn English tea party doily, and Magnolia Doohickey oven.
I have inked the die cuts using Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
I used Snow - Tex on the snowfurries.



Here you can see a closer look at the oven, and flower arrangements.
I used Marianne Design poinsettia die, and Maja Vintage Frost basics papers to cut the poinsettia leaves, and layered them one on top of the other with a little glue. I then pierced a hole in the centre of the layered poinsettia's, and placed some stamens through the hole.
I added a pine cone, frosted berries, a 25mm open rose, and holiday greens foliage to make the arrangement complete.
I used a soft toothbrush dipped in Snow - Tex, and flicked it over the arrangements to give a light coating of snow.
I absolutely loved putting together the Doohickey oven.
I used 300gsm cream cardstock, and Vintage Frost Basics for the elements.
The sweet oven gloves have been hung from the door handle with a silver plated split ring.


A close look at Christmas caramel Tilda.
I die cut a Spellbinders oval with cream card, and stamped around the edges with an IndigoBlu decorative snowflake stamp.
I inked the outside of the oval with Vintage photo distress ink, and sprinkled around the inside with shabby white embossing enamel.
I die cut a Spellbinders oval bliss with Maja Vintage Frost Basics paper, and matted the oval onto it with 2mm foam tape. I adhered Tilda to the centre with 2mm foam tape.
Lastly I adhered a length of 3mm white pearl bead string around the outside.


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.

We would love you to come and join in with our current Anything Goes challenge, and please remember it's Magnolia or Haenglar images only.
The challenge ends on Friday 13th October so there is plenty of time to enter.

My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations. Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

Here are the links to the products that I have used on my card;

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's;



Thank you for stopping by to visit today, and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave for me to read.

Crafty hugs













Monday, 11 September 2017

Swedish House Crafts - Pion - Mister Tom's Treasures


Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
I'm here today to share my DT card for Swedish House Crafts
I have made a male 50th Birthday card using some of the gorgeous papers from 
Pion - Design Mister Tom's Treasures.
In general I don't make Male cards because as you probably know I love making girly cards with pretty lace, and flowers.
Suha, the store owner at Swedish House Crafts recommended the collection, and to my surprise it worked out really well, and I am very happy with what I achieved.
Links to the products that I used are in text, and can be found at the end of my post.

Here is my card.


To make the base of my card I used 300gsm Ivory cardstock.
I designed the layout of the card by cutting, and matting various designs from Mister Tom's Treasures 12" x 12" papers.and layered each of them onto the front of the card with glue, and 2mm foam tape.
 Prior to assembling the front of the card I die cut some of the papers using Gummiapan stitched banners thinner dies, and placed them between the base of the card at the top, and left side.
I distressed the edges of the papers with a paper distressing tool, and inked the edges of the papers with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.


I made a key fob to go onto the tag with number plates from he collection, and hung them with silver plated jump rings, silver plated chain, and a bronze coloured brad.


I cut around a large pocket watch, and small watch face from the collection, and adhered the face to the centre of the pocket watch.
Again, I have used silver plated jump rings, and chain to hang from the pocket watch.
I used glossy accents on the watch face to add some dimension.


I cut around one of the images from Pion Design - Images from the Past - Mr Tom's Treasures, and used 2mm foam tape to adhere it to the postcard.
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from my collection of cling stamps, and the number 50 I have die cut using Memory Box classic numbers dies.
The tiny wooden stars are from my stash!


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.

I hope that I have inspired you to have a go at creating a Male card using some of the papers from Mister Tom's Treasures.

If you clink onto the links at the end it will take you directly to the products that I have used.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope that you like what you see?



























Sunday, 3 September 2017

Twinkle Star Tilda - Midway Reminder At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I'm here to remind you that there is just under 2 weeks left to enter our current challenge at 
Lovely Haenglar or Sweet Magnolia
The challenge theme is DIE CUTS!
Our wonderful sponsor is THE RIBBON GIRL with a £10 voucher for one lucky randomly drawn winner!

I have made a Christmas card.
For the first time I have attempted the no lines colouring technique 😊
I used Twinkle Star Tilda from the Waiting For Christmas 2014 Collection.
You can find lots of  Magnolia Christmas stamps at Swedish House crafts
The image is stamped with Memento desert sand ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock, and cut out using a CartUs oval die.
I have coloured the image with prismacolor & Polychromos pencils.



For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #10, and Maja Design 
"Home For The Holidays" papers from Swedish House Crafts
The pretty lace is from my stash.
Other dies used are: Sizzix on the edge snowflurries, Cheery Lynn English tea party doily, French pastry doily, and pine branches. Marianne Design Ivy circle, and Joy Crafts Ice crystal circle. I have inked the edges of the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.



I made the pretty poinsettias using Marianne Design poinsettia dies, and "Home For The Holidays" papers. I used silver beaded berries for the centres.
For the foliage I used pine branches and Doohickey country leaves.
The country leaves dies are available to buy from Swedish House Crafts
The chipboard Christmas tree is Wycinanka. I painted it with white gesso, and adhered a tiny jingle bell on the top. 
The 3mm pearls that I have adhered onto the tree are from my stash!
The chipboard snowflake is Scrapiniec. I painted it with white gesso, and sprinkled some glamour dust on it to give it some sparkle. I adhered a 3mm pearl to the centre.


Here is a closer look at the poinsettia.


A close look at Twinkle Star Tilda.
I loved colouring her!
The background stamp that I used is Magnolia Merry Christmas postmark.
I sprinkled a little shaby white embossing enamel around the outside of the image, and matted the oval onto a Joy Crafts oval with 2mm foam tape.
I adhered a length of 2mm white pearl string around the outside of the matted image.
I used glamour dust on the star, and dotted Tilda's cheeks, and eyes with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated to complement the front.

We would love you to come and join in with our current die cuts challenge, and please remember it's Magnolia or Haenglar images only.
Our challenge ends on Friday September 15th so there is still plenty of time to enter.

My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's;
(Magnolia Stamp, Die Cuts, Lace & Flowers)

Thank you for stopping by to visit today, and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave for me to read.

Crafty hugs








































Saturday, 26 August 2017

Swedish House Crafts Theodore & Bella Stands For Boy And Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I'm back again for the second time this week with another DT post for Swedish House Crafts.
A friend of my Mother's asked me to make 2 baby cards for twins who were born last Friday.
Pion Design "Theodore & Bella" came to mind! These papers are perfect for most occasions, but you can't go wrong when looking to make a card for when a baby is born.
As the babies are twins. I thought that I would make two cards the same, but different.
The layout is exactly the same. The only difference is the colours of the embellishments that I have used on the cards. Pink for a girl, and blue for a boy.
I have also used some other products on my card from Swedish House Crafts.
Links to the products are in text, and can be found at the end of my post.

Here is my first card for the little girl.


Here is my second card for the little boy.


For the shape of my cards I used 300gsm Ivory cardstock, and GoKreate large frame frilly #5.
I used Pion " Theodore & Bella" papers to die cut, and layer the papers. I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5 as my base, and I've die cut the squares using Gummiapan stitched squares dies.
I matted the squares onto each other with 3D foam tape.
Other dies used from my craft stash are; Joy Crafts oval, Cheery Lynn French pastry doily, La La Land heart doily border, and rocking horse.
The Doohickey So Wrapped Lovely heart tag is from Swedish House Crafts.

Here is a close look at the pink flower arrangement.


And the blue flower arrangement.


All of the flowers are from my craft stash.
I die cut Gummiapan twig pointy leaves using Ivory cardstock, and placed them between the flowers.

Here are some more close up's.



I used papers from the collection to die cut the tag and sweet rocking horse
The letters that I used to cut, and spell the babies names are Tim Holtz idea-ology label letters. 
I adhered them to the tag.
The seam binding, pearls, and silver coloured teddy bear charms are from my stash.

Some close ups of the images that I used.



I have surrounded the image's with a little shabby white embossing enamel, and stitched around the edges using pink cotton for the girl, and blue cotton for the boy. I used glamour dust on the bears bows to add a little sparkle.

Inside the cards are decorated to complement the front.



Phew!!! Did you get to the end?

Below are the link to the products that I have used on my cards from Swedish House Crafts.
All you have to do is click onto the links, and they will take you directly to the products.

Thank you for stopping by today and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave for me to read.

Crafty hugs








Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Swedish House Crafts - Country Tilda Sitting On Grandpa's Porch


Hello, lovely blogger friends!
I hope you are well.
I'm on Swedish House Crafts blog today with my "Tuesday Craft Smorgasboard" DT creation.
I have made a shaped card, and used lots of gorgeous products from Swedish House Crafts.
Links to the products used are in text, and can be found at the end of my post.

I used Country Tilda masked with Grandpa's Porch from Magnolia Country Girl Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock.
I have coloured the images with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5, and 
Maja Design "Walking In The Forest" papers.
Other dies that I used from my stash are; Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration, and 
Cheery Lynn French pastry doily.
I have die cut, and layered the papers using Gummiapan stitched squares, and Gummiapan stitched banners, and matted them onto the base to create the layout of my card.
The pretty lace that I have adhered behind the image is from my craft stash.


A close look at Tilda sitting on Grandpa's porch.
I used Gummiapan Angelpost to stamp the top left, and right corners.
I used a Gummiapan stitched square die to cut the image.
I die cut another of the stitched squares using the design papers, and stitched around the outside using white top stitch thread. I then matted the image onto it with 3D foam tape. I die cut a third square, again using the design papers, and adhered that under the second stitched square.
The butterfly that I have cut out is included in one of the sheets of "walking In The Forest" papers.
I adhered 3mm yellow pearls in the centre of the flowers. 3mm Ivory pearls around the image, and a 5mm blue pearl on the bow in Tilda's hair. 
I've dotted Tilda's cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


My handmade flowers.
I used Gummiapan flowers die, and "Walking In The Forest" papers to make the flowers.
To make the flowers crumpled, I first spray them with water, then curled them together, and let them dry. Once the flowers were assembled, I used a pricking tool to make a hole in the centre, and pushed some stamens through.
I used Doohickey country leaves dies to cut the foliage that I have placed between the flowers.


I filled a corked glass bottle with Pikaby mini beads, and tied a bow around it with vax cord.


Inside the card is decorated with the design papers, and a GoKreate large frame frilly #5 die cut.

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with the products that I used on my card?
Thank you for stopping by today.

Below are links to the products that I used on my card.



I am entering the following super challenge's