Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #153-"Christmas"

Happy Wednesday dear crafty friends!!

I hope that everyone is in good shape as far as their Christmas prep goes!  I have my big annual family party that we're hosting here on December 17th...still lots to do but not in panic mode just yet...give me a couple days and I'll be hyper ventilating I'm sure...lol!!  I'm always well prepared in my head...it's just the logistics of actually following through that I have a hard time with...GROAN!

Okay onto to today's post!  Today at Midweek Magnolias we begin a brand new challenge...and it fits right in with getting those Christmas cards/projects done cause our theme for the next two weeks is "Christmas" and as usual we are sponsored by the wonderful Magnolia Sweden!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I've had it in my head to make a poinsettia plant out of the fabulous Foamiran...
now the problem was that I couldn't find any in red...SO...I went with white and inked it red...
well you should see my hands...three days after finishing my project I'm still trying to get the red off my hands...LOL!!...
the poinsettias were made using Tim Holtz poinsettia die...
I used a paper mache pot which I covered with some Christmas tissue and decoupage...
anchored it onto two scalloped circle matts and then silver doilies...
the tag is a Tim Holtz die...
DP is Maja Design "A Gift For You"...
 without the tag...
I ran lace all around the rim of the paper mache pot...
I added this wired ribbon decorated with a diamante star and dear charm...
 top view...
the Foamiran poinsettias with chiffon/pearl flower clusters throughout...
 smaller poinsettias were cut using Magnolia Doohickey Kit Volume 2 and Maja Design from "It's Christmas Time"...
 this is sweet "Lace Hood Tilda" from the A Lovely Christmas 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics and dusted with Chunky white Frantage...
framed with rhinestone lace...
I added tiny red bows for her hair ribbons...
 the tag...
 back of tag for a personalized sentiment...

And that is my poinsettia plant!!  Time for you to check out the gorgeous creations that my talented team mates have to show you...then come on over and join us in this fun Christmas challenge!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Craft Your Passion-Challenge #341 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends Challenge Blog-Challenge #33 "Anything Goes"
Magnolia-licious-"Need a Little Christmas"
Noor Design Challenge Blog-December Challenge #25 "Sparkle"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #49 "Sparkle at Christmas"
World Wide Open Design Team Open Challenge-November 15th challenge #16
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #192 "Anything Goes w/Optional Twist-Holiday Happiness

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #141-"Anything Goes"

Happy Sunday dear blogging friends!!

Well are we all caught up in the "Christmas Frenzy" yet??!!  We did our tree trimming yesterday...so FUN to do it with the family!!!  Looking at all the decorations collected over the years...especially the home made ones...some that are a little worse for wear...lol!!  I had each one of my boys put their homemade ones on the tree...some being held together with more glue on them then my cards!! 

Okay onto today's post!!  Today we begin our last challenge of 2016 at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia AND it is SUPER EASY cause it's "Anything Goes" AND we are being sponsored by the wonderful Sandy at Live and Love Crafts!!  So come on over and celebrate the Season...let's send 2016 out in style!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I was visiting Suzi's blog one day and saw this fabulous style and thought I really needed to give it a go...thanks Suzi for the inspiration...
lots of circle matts, two silver doilies, crafting straw painted silver and embellies went into this FUN lollipop card...
the poinsettia is Tim Holtz...
set on sparkle ribbon. (Live and Love Crafts)..
flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts...
Tilda's matt is set on a bit of cheesecloth...
matt under that is framed with white ruffled ribbon. (Live and Love Crafts)..
 one of my favourite Christmas Tildas...
"It's Cold Outside Tilda" from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics...
accented with White Liquid Pearl...
"Merry Christmas" ribbon is from my stash...
I used lots of layers for the poinsettia... 
love this sparkle ribbon...
I added a double star set with two rhinestones (Live and Love Crafts)...
 the back...
tag is Whimsy  which is re-moveable for personalization...
"Merry Christmas" is Hero Arts...

Oh my goodness this was SO MUCH FUN to make!!  I showed it to my Granddaughter Calla...my little crafting buddy...and her eyes popped...she's SO good for my self esteem...LOL!!!

Now I know that you will be enchanted with the gorgeous makes that my wonderfully talented team mates have to show you over at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia!!  Go on over and pay them a visit...then get busy...we can't wait to see what you have to inspire us with!!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-December Challenge #9
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-November 15th Challenge #16
Craft Your Passion-Challenge #340 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #33-"Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #90 "Anything Goes"
Sweet Stampin' Christmas-"Anything (Christmas) Goes"
Magnolia-licious-"Need a Little Christmas"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #47 "Winter"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #192 "Anything Goes w/Optional Twist-Holiday Happiness

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!






Thursday, December 1, 2016

Marvelous Magnolia December Challenge-"Christmas is Coming"

Happy December everyone...can't believe that we're at the festive season already!!

Time to kick it into HIGH gear and get that shopping, wrapping, baking and entertaining going!!  Okay I'm tired already...lol!  We are going to start things off on Saturday with a family tree trimming day...lots of food...letting the kids craft an ornament of their own for the tree...OH...and I have a family project to surprise everyone with!  My youngest son and my grandsons LOVE Lego...SO...I bought the Lego "Disney Castle" for the family to chip away at whenever we're together...one of our spare rooms is a Disney room so I'm going to set it up in there and we'll build when the mood strikes...I think it's over 6000 pieces...YIKES!!

Okay onto today's post...we begin our December challenge today at Marvelous Magnolia...our theme is "Christmas is Coming"...so no excuses...here's your chance to get another Christmas card or two done!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I decided to make a little Christmas themed storage box...
the base and top were made using Go Kreate #380010...
card base is Go Kreate #360030...
DP is Maja Design...
I found these "drawer handles" in my stash...not sure where they came from...

snowflakes are Joy Craft...
bow is Cheery Lynn Design...
"greetings of the season" stamped on ribbon is Stampingbella...
this is "Snowy Tilda with Gifts" from the A Lovely Christmas 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics and dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
framed with cheesecloth...
 tree is Scarpiniec chipboard...topped with a diamante circle/star...
painted white and dusted with Glamour Dust...which is hard to see in these pics...
beaded berries are scattered randomly...

And that is another Christmas gift done!!  Now won't you pay a visit to Marvelous Magnolia and check out the gorgeous creations that my talented teamies have come up with...then come on over and join us!

All materials are listed linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #18 "All About the Holy Night"
Magnolia-licious-"Need a Little Christmas"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #47 "Winter"
Craft Your Passion Challenge Blog-Challenge #340 "Anything Goes"
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #90 "Anything Goes"
Sweet Stampin' Christmas-"Anything (Christmas) Goes 

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!






Monday, November 28, 2016

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #231-"Anything Goes Christmas"

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!!

Did everyone enjoy their weekend??!!  My hubbie and I had the two Grandsons for a sleep over...tiring but oh just SO much fun!!!  Little Max...not quite two...has been fighting bed time lately but easily fell asleep watching "my Daddy's hockey" (he insisted his Daddy was playing) with Grandpa...he was actually snoring and was out in about 10 minutes!!  Quinn and I had a snuggle while we told jokes...he fell asleep in no time as well with his forehead resting on mine...SIGH!!...just grabs the heart strings!!!

Okay well onto to today's post!  Today we begin our final challenge of 2016 at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge...the whole team is hosting this one and our theme is "Anything Goes Christmas"...now that's a SUPER easy one!! 

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made a simple 6X6 card...
DP is from my stash...
I added a piece of burlap and then my image...
 this super sweet image is "Reindeer Games" HMCR05...
coloured with my copics...
I added lots of Chunky White Frantage for my "snow storm"...
the ground snow is Flower Soft...
 to the bow I added some twine, a bark heart and berries...
"greetings of the season" is Stampingbella...

And that is another Christmas card done!!  Now it's time for you to scurry on over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and check out the gorgeous creations that my Mousey Sisters have to show you!!  And come on over and join us for your chance to win one of three...YES THREE... wonderful prizes...


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All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #32 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #121 "Anything Goes"
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog-Challenge #142 "Inspired by a Song"-mine is Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #90 "Anything Goes"
Stamping Sensations-November "Christmas Greetings"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!

Mousey Hugs,





Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #152-"Anything Goes With a Magnolia Image"

Happy Wednesday dear blogging friends!

I hope that everyone is enjoying their week so far...I can't believe how the time is flying...Christmas is almost upon us!! 

Today at Midweek Magnolias we begin a brand new challenge...a super easy one for sure..."Anything Goes With a Magnolia Image"!!  As always we are sponsored by the wonderful Magnolia Sweden!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using Go Kreate #360028...
DP is Maja Design from the "It's Christmas Time" 6X6 paper pad...
wreath is a Scrapiniec chipboard piece...
distressed with Ranger's Distress Ink Bundled Sage...
 this little sweet heart is "Lingonberry Light Tilda" from the A Lovely Christmas 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics...
framed with ruffled tulle...
I found this  "Peace on Earth" stamp in my older stash...
I stamped "Holiday Wishes" (Stampingbella) on the chiffon ribbon...
tags are Magnolia Doo-hickey...
the poinsettia is a Magnolia Doo-hickey and this fabulous Foamiran that I just received from Scrap & Craft...
I saw it on my teamie Suzi's blog and WOW I love this stuff...
you use any die cut and then heat it with you heat gun to shape it...
can't wait to experiment some more...
 here is another of the Foamiran...
this one I inked the edges a bit before I heated it...
 the inside...

And that is another Christmas card down!!  It's time for you to hop on over to visit my wonderfully talented team mates at Midweek Magnolias...they have some gorgeous creations to show you!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-"Anything Goes"
All About Magnolia-Challenge #18 "All About the Holy Night"
Deep Ocean Challenge-Challenge #142 "Inspired by A Song or Movie"-"Peace on Earth"-the version done by David Bowie and Bing Crosby is my favourite Christmas song
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #48 "Vintage"


Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!




Friday, November 18, 2016

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #177-"Different Folds or Shaped Cards"

Good Friday morning dear blogging friends!

Is everyone looking forward to the weekend...I know that I am!!

So let's start the weekend off with some Friday fun with a new Fussy and Fancy challenge!!!  For the next two weeks our wonderful and talented hostess Annie has chosen "Different Folds or Shaped Cards" as her theme...I myself found this such a fantastic idea...so many possibilities!!!!  And we have a fabulous sponsor...Wild Orchid Crafts!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I started with a 6X6 card square card...
took a 6X12 piece of the mauve cardstock...punched the top edge into a lace border using a Martha Stewart punch...then scored at the 1/2 inch and folded into a fan shape...
next I cut a 4X12 piece of DP...distressed the top edge...scored as above and folded into a fan...backed the top with a tiny bit of cheesecloth and glued it onto the larger fan...
I made an easel out of the front of the card and attached the fan...
added my image...framed with lace from Wild Orchid Crafts and attached to the fan...
then I decorated with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts...
another view... 
 this little sweet heart is a Sherri Baldy Bestie...
"Pyjama Time Pipa"...
coloured with my copics...
 the bottom part of the card...
 the upper...
 the inside...
I left the sentiment die cut blank as I'm not sure where this is going as yet...
I added the "sweet pea" tag with a bark heart...

And there you have my fan card!!  Now it's time for you to get busy and join us but first won't you check out the fabulous inspiration that my talented teamies have for you over at Fussy and Fancy!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
My Besties International Challenge Blog-"Falling into November" or "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-November 1st Challenge #08
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-November 15th Challenge #16
Creative Fingers-Challenge #120 "Anything Goes"
The Ribbon Girl-November Card Challenge

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!






Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia "Vintage"

Happy Tuesday dear blogging friends!

I sure hope that everyone's week is off to a fine start...I played hooky yesterday and had a nice shopping day with one of my best friends...I got a lot of Christmas shopping done...WOO HOO!!! 

Today at Simply Magnolia  it's Team Glamour's turn to show you our "Vintage" cards!  Our most wonderful sponsor is Live and Love Crafts...thank you Sandy for all your support at Simply Magnolia...we will miss your FABULOUS store!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
card base was made using Go Kreate #360030...
DP is Maja Design from the "Vintage Fall Basics" 6X6 paper pad...
 here is sweet little "Tilda With Heart Shoes" from the Spring Fever 2016 collection...
coloured with my copics...
framed with ruffled tulle...
 "You're amazing" is an old Sunshine Design stamp...
stamped on Joy Craft #6002/0185 banner...
flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
the wired crystals are Magnolia...
 I couldn't resist adding one of these darling little bottles filled with Glamour Dust and brown glitter...
 the inside...

And that is my "Vintage" card!!  Time for you to check out my wonderful Simply Magnolia team mates gorgeous creations...then come on over and join us for your chance to win a voucher from Live and Love Crafts!!

All materials are listed linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-"Anything Goes"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #46 "Thank You"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!