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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Furry Friends for D.O.C

Hi everyone,
It's been a while since I last blogged, the last Deep Ocean challenge to be precise, I've been bogged down with homework from my job just lately and it's severely cut down my crafting time - how frustrating! Hopefully though, I'm getting ahead with creations now, as I don't like working under pressure and I'm never as happy with my cards when I rush them.
Enough of my waffle, here's my card for Deep Ocean's new challenge....
'Our Furry Friends'

Go Kreate shaped card die
TH papers
Magnolia horse stamps, barbed wire fence background (coloured with DI's)
WOC/Magnolia flowers
Magnolia doohickey scalloped stitched lace border, swirl
ribbon, cheesecloth and gems from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:
Magnolia-licious - Bingo! (diagonal - bling, diecuts, ribbon)
Tildas Town - Favourite (Horseriding) holiday

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!
I'll be back on Sunday with my midway inspiration for Simply Magnolia

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Love is all around @ Deep Ocean DT

Evening everyone,
today sees the start of a brand new challenge for us over at

'Love is all around'
and here's what I made:

I started with just the plain white heart which has a clip on the bottom string.

The clip has a tag featuring Tilda with heart arrows, coloured with DI's. I added aged silver frantage first around the image, on top of that I added shabby pink frantage. The heart text stamp around Tilda is from the BoBunny Love Letters clear stamp set. I used Spellbinders Labels two to cut around the image and the pink background card. SU spiral punch used down left side of both. DooHickeys used: cloud and wings. A bark heart from LLC and WOC flowers are the finishing touches.

A close up of Tilda shows the stickles used on her headband and the crackle accents on the hearts.

I used an SU heart cluster stamp for part of the edge of the white heart. More aged silver frantage for embossing the Love sentiment (again from the BoBunny set) and finished off with more WOC flowers, pink gems and pink tulle ribbon.

 Our fab sponsor this fortnight is the awesome Ribbon Girl

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Challenges I would love to enter:
LLC - Hearts
Bunny Zoes - For the girls
Totally Tilda - Valentines
LHOSM - Love or hearts
Magnolialicious - Hearts and flowers
Tildas Town - Fussy and Fancy
Marvelous Magnolia - Die crazy


Sunday, 1 February 2015

Anything Goes midway for Simply Magnolia DT

Morning everyone,
Here's my latest Simply Magnolia card for our current challenge of
'Anything Goes'
I love these easy challenges, it includes everyone and we get to see such a diversity of talent!

This is another card I made for one of my birthday circle buddies, you'll be hearing this a lot from me this year, as I have plenty of birthday cards still to make for this wonderful bunch of ladies on FB!

Go Kreate shaped card die
Spellbinders lacey circle and foliage
Magnolia papers
Magnolia Write a message Tilda (coloured with DI's) SU postmark stamps and birthday sentiment, shabby white frantage and machine stitched edge
Magnolia DooHickey dies: peony petals and doily flowers, fence, peaky floral tabs

We are sponsored by the lovely Lacey at Stamp and Create

Thanks for visiting my blog today

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Deep Ocean DT - Lace and Pearls

Hi everyone,
Oh no I'm a day late with my Deep Ocean DT creation! It took longer than I thought it would to complete and then I've had loads of problems today with my laptop - I hate technology sometimes, can't live with it, can't live without it!
Our theme this fortnight is a beautiful one -
'Lace and Pearls'

My creation tonight is a criss cross card and gift box combined in the shape of a purse/handbag
The base of the box and card are Go Kreate and Spellbinders. Magnolia's Tilda with rose basket is coloured with DI's, surrounded by SU text and edge stamps and cut from Spellbinders labels two die. Other accessory dies used: TH weathered clock, Magnolia DooHickeys tag, peaky floral tab, antique lace, afternoon tea bench. The pearl lace is new to my stash from Live and Love Crafts. Pearl pin, ribbon and lace, WOC flowers and pearls are all from my stash. The gorgeous paper is all Magnolia.

The criss cross card insert has the Magnolia peaky floral tab crossed at the top to represent the purse clasp.

Inside and small sides of the box are covered using Maja paper, and more pearls are randomly scattered.

Back of the box, decorated with more lace and pearls, plus Magnolia DooHickey tea bench and small  WOC rose buds entwined.

Close up showing frantage, pearl maker pen, and silver gel pen detail along with that gorgeous lace.

We have the lovely Sandy from Live and Love Crafts sponsoring us

with this fab prize for one lucky winner

Hope you can join us....
Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments mean such a lot!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Vintage/Shabby Chic midway @ Simply Magnolia

Morning folks! 
It's midway time again over at Simply Magnolia where the theme this fortnight is 
'Vintage or Shabby Chic'
So grab your Magnolias and get busy!

I made this card for one of my birthday circle buddies for the beginning of this month and I'm pleased to be able to eventually show and tell it!

Go Kreate shaped card die was the base, Magnolia paper cut using the same die, next layer was loads of elegant tulle and some beautiful lace from my stash.

Magnolia Rose scent Tilda (coloured with DI's)
Diamond stickles and glossy accents added to image
Machine stitched edge
Spellbinders Nestie beaded oval
Magnolia doohickey doily flowers cut from Magnolia paper and topped with either gems or WOC roses
Magnolia doohickey leaves
SU Happy Birthday text stamp

Our fab sponsor this time is the lovely Sandy from LLC
with this wonderful prize

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.
Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Deep Ocean DT - Winter Dreams

Hi peeps!
Well, as this is my first post on my blog for 2015, Happy New Year!!!!
I have my
 card to show you tonight
and for this challenge we want to see your 
'Winter Dreams'
 themed cards and projects!
(This could be cold colour combo creations, winter birthday/anniversary cards/gifts, or have snowmen, winter landscapes or winter animals as your main focus - just a few ideas to get you started)

I decided to make a winter birthday card using a recent Magnolia Tilda that wasn't Christmassy.

I coloured Magnolia Ski Star Tilda with distress inks, big snowflakes were made with a pearl pen and the rest of the snow is Frantage. I added plenty of snowtex to the trees etc.

Go Kreate die
Spellbinders labels twenty two, and sixteen
Magnolia doohickey snowflake, tree
TH Chit chat 'dream' sticker
Pom pom ribbon
TH On the edge Tree line

We have the awesome Ribbon Girl sponsoring us this challenge
with this great prize on offer:

.......AND we are having
***A DT CALL***
so if you are interested, take a look at all the details on the Deep Ocean challenge blog!

Challenges I would like to enter:
LLC - Winter sports
Totally Tilda - Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes
Tildas Town - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, really hope you can join us this fortnight!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Favourite card of 2014 - D.O.C DT

Hi everyone!
Hope you've all had the best Christmas and are looking forward to a brilliant new year. It's gone so fast, I can't quite believe we only have one day left of 2014.....
With this in mind,
 last challenge of the year is to look back at all we've made and pick out our
 Favourite card of 2014!

My favourite creation this year was something I made for Magnolia Ink magazine competition back in April, I'd never had time to enter before, it was the first (and last) I entered, as they decided not to print any more magazines after that!

Technically it's a box, but I did make three cards to go inside it so I guess it still counts as my favourite card!

It's a bitter/sweet final challenge of 2014,
 I just wanted to thank Sara and Franz for inviting me to join Deep Ocean earlier this year and to say how much I'll miss them, it's been a pleasure to work with them on this DT, they are both soooooo talented! Miss you already girls! :(
But, I'm also thrilled that my teamie Karina is taking over to keep Deep Ocean going, it's such a popular blog and to lose it would be a tragedy, so thanks Karina - look forward to continue working for you as Boss lol! xxx

Hope you all like my choice of favourite card(s) of 2014,
wishing you loads of inspiration for 2015!

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