Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Summer Holiday Time!

 Good morning!  Today is an exciting day - the last day of term - woohoo!  To celebrate I have, as always, bought gifts for some of my colleagues and these are the cards I have made to go with them.  After making all those thank you cards I needed something relatively quick and simple to make.  
I made pinwheels from some gorgeous Maja Design double sided paper.  I scalloped the edges of them using a Doohickey die from one of the Doohickey kits and inked all of the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 The sentiment is a Magnolia one from years ago. 
 I made three identical cards in total.
I hope you like them and thanks for looking! x

Monday, 24 July 2017

Teacher Thank You Cards

 Good morning.  I have more thank you cards to share today - this time they are for my daughter to give her teachers.  I have made several apple themed styles for teacher thank you cards over the years and was discussing with my daugther how we could make them different again this year as I don't like to do the same card twice.  Last year I made blackboard cards, and the year before, apple cards - so we decided to combine the two themes and came up with blackboards in the shape of apples!  The card shape is hand cut using my template from previous years that I have saved.
 I stamped 'thank you' on the blackboard part with white opaque Stazon.  I've stapled a piece of Tim Holtz ruler ribbon along the bottom of each card.
 The leaves were cut with the rose leaf Doohickey die and I have added flowers from my stash.
 I made three identical cards in total.  
 I hope you like them and thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 23 July 2017

End of Term Thank You Cards

Good morning!  Today I'd like to share with you some cute little thank you cards I made using the Magnolia ice-cream Doohickey die from the Easter countdown kit.  These were so quick to make - perfect when you need to make a lot.  I work in a school and am so lucky to receive quite a few gifts from children at the end of the summer term so I like to have some little cards ready to give straight out.
I chose a variety of 'ice-cream' shades for the scalloped circle backgrounds and topped each one with a black circle as I wanted a blackboard kind of feel to them.  I have stamped Thank You using white opaque Stazon and then hand drawn stitching detail around the edge with a white gel pen.
 All of the ice-creams are the same and have been inked around the edges of all the pieces with Walnut Stain Distress Ink to add definition.  They have been layered up on different amounts of foam pads for extra effect.  
 Here's a shot of all the different colours I made.  
I made ten in all.
 I hope you like them and thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - Garden Girl Book Mark

 Good morning!  Today I'd like to share a bookmark with you that I made for my daughter using the Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lilac stamp from Stamping Bella, available at Magnolia-licious.
 I painted her with Distress Inks using the no lines technique before cutting her out with her matching die.  I love how neatly it has cut around the flowers and it is so quick too!
 I added a butterfly and flower from my stash.  The border on the striped paper was punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
 I coloured some white rose trim black using Black Soot Distress Ink and added an old hair grip for some vintage style glamour.
I used some alphabet beads from my stash to spell out 'read' on the bottom of the book mark.
 The top shape of the book mark was cut with a Doohickey from a previous kit and I added some ribbon from my stash fastened together with a diamante brad.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking.  Pop over to the Magnolia-licious store to see the rest of the gorgeous Stamping Bella stamps.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Stempelglede DT - 70th Birthday Card

Good morning!  Today I'd like to share a 70th birthday card using the gorgeous bird stamp from the Vintage Garden stamp set.  The scroll stamping around the edge of the image was done with a scroll stamp from the same set.
I painted the image with Distress Inks and used a white gel pen to add some details to the flower centres.  I also added a dot of Glossy Accents to the eye.
 The smaller butterfly is from the Vintage Baby stamp set, stamped onto coffee filter paper, painted with Distress Ink and a white gel pen and then covered in Wink of Stella pen. 
 The larger butterfly is from the Post Card from Paris stamp set, painted in the same way as the smaller butterfly.  The sweet bird cage is a chipboard piece which I have painted with white paint, inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then coated with Crackle Accents. 
 I coloured the seam binding with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to match the papers and scrunched it up to dry.
 The numbers are also chipboard pieces treated in the same way as the bird cage.  The key is from my stash.
 I have added several layers beneath the image to add texture to the card.
 The ticket with the bird on was cut from a paper sheet I've had lying around for a while now.
 The ticket with the rose on is from the same paper.
 I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Midweek Magnolias Challenge - Anything Goes

 Good morning!  I have a little sewing tin to share with you today for our Anything Goes challenge at Midweek Magnolias.  I have had this little sweet tin for years in my 'to alter' cupboard and finally found something to turn it into when I received the gorgeous sewing machine Doohickey from Magnolia-licious.
I cut out the sewing machine from black cardstock and set to work adding details with a gold gel pen and a white one for the cotton reel.   I then embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I'm so pleased how it turned out.
I added layers of paper and cheesecloth to the tin lid. 
 I have stamped around the edges of the paper with stamps from the Stempelglede Grunge Hearts set.

 I also used a chipboard piece underneath the sewing machine.
 I added lace, ribbon and flowers from my stash along with a mini cotton reel and needle and a button.
 I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Midweek Magnolias.  Thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Magnolia-licious Challenge DT - Beautiful Lighthouse Keeper

Good morning!  I have another 3D step card to share with you today, this time for our challenge at Magnolia-licious.  Our theme is 'Anything Goes' with an option to add bows.
I have painted Flower Girl Tilda with Distress Inks using the no lines technique before cutting her out to sit on the sea wall.
For the top of the light house I used the window Doohickey die from a Doohickey kit and just used the window frame parts.  I have also used the Lovely Lace Doohickey for the top edge of the lighthouse.
I cut porthole style windows using a circle die and then cut frames and rubbed them with a bronze lustre rub on.  I leaded the windows by drawing onto acetate with a permanent marker.
At the base of the lighthouse and the sea wall I have added some shells from my stash and a lily flower.
I used the Doohickey cloud tag die to cut clouds for the backdrop to the lighthouse and a wave die from another Doohickey kit for all of the waves.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  As always our challenge is sponsored by Magnolia-licious who are offering a fabulous prize from the store to the lucky winner chosen at random.  Thanks for looking! x