Monday, September 26, 2016

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge-#226 "Autumn"

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!!

Well we're at the midway point of our current challenge "Autumn" at House Mouse and Friends...our fabulous Sue Drees is our Mousey Hostess!!  As always you have the option of "Anything Goes"! 

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I added a gorgeous leafy DP from my stash...
topped with cream skeleton leaves...accented with papers leaves both from Wild Orchid Crafts...
I inked some cheesecloth for a bow and looped around the outside of the card...
topped the bow with raffia...
 this darling image is "Floating on a Leaf" HMJR1005...
coloured with my copics and accented with Glamour dust on the wind swirls...

And that is my "Autumn" card...time for you to scurry on over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge...my talented Mousey Sisters have some wonderful inspiration for us...then it's time for you to join us for a chance to win...



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All materials are listed linked above.

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

Mousey Hugs,





Friday, September 23, 2016

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #173-"My Favourite Things"

Good Friday morning dear blogging friends!!

Well I'm slowly getting back into crafting mode AND I have to say that our current theme at Fussy and Fancy sure did help to give me a lift!!  Gina is our talented hostess for the next two weeks and she has chosen "My Favourite Things"...now I ask how easy is that??!!  Get out everything that you love...well not quite everything...to work with from your craft room and let your imagination soar!!!  We are sponsored this challenge by the wonderful Wild Orchid Crafts!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I started with one of my favourite dies for my card base...Go Kreate #360030...
cut it with one of my favourite coloured card stock and probably my all time favourite DP...Maja Design from the Sofiero Collection...I love it 's beautiful pink and blue floral design...
I added another fav...cheesecloth...around the image...
then cut out some of my favourite Magnolia dies...butterflies, flowers and leaves from the Vintage Box #1 set and "Angel Wings" from an earlier Magnolia collection...sorry can't remember which one...
the film strips...another fav...are Joy Craft #6002/0278...
 now the hardest part was trying to find a "favourite" Maggie...it's hard to choose just one!!...
I finally went with "Sneaky Tilda" from the Animal of the Year 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with another fav...Chunky White Frantage...
 close up of the film strips, die cut flowers and butterflies...decorated with pearls...
 the "Angel Wings"...
Wild Orchid flowers...
die cut flowers...
 another view...

And that is my card using many of my "Favourite Things"...now you really must pay Fussy and Fancy a visit...my talented Fussy and Fancy Sisters have some GORGEOUS work to show you!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #16 "All About Doohickeys"
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog-Challenge #138 "Anything Goes"

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







Thursday, September 15, 2016

Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia-"Anything Goes"

Wow we're midway through September already!!

And we're also midway through our current challenge at Simply Magnolia...today Team Glamour is here to show you what we have come up...Nicola has a wonderful mystery prize for one lucky winner!!

Now I do love "Anything Goes"...I haven't been in the craft room much of late but I did spend some quality time with my twin Granddaughters down here a couple of weeks ago...they were going through my stuff and both decided to make a cupcake...I have them sitting on my desk...SO...looking at their beautiful work I was inspired to make another cupcake for my cupcake stand...which is almost full!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I was in a brown and cream mood...accented with my favourite colour...pink...
flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
I added a stick pin, heart and keys charms and a brown bead...
finish up with a brown raffia bow...accented with tiny roses...
add a sweet Tilda...done...
 top view...
side view...
 I wrapped the cupcake base with ruffle ribbon...
 the charms...
 raffia ribbon and tiny roses...
 and this little darling is "Speak No Evil Tilda" from the Pink Ribbon 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics...

And that is my cupcake!!  Now it's up to you...come on and join us over at Simply Magnolia!

All materials area listed/linked above.

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






Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #147-"Red/Blue/White

Well happy Wednesday everyone!!

Today at Midweek Magnolias we begin a brand new challenge...it's "Red/Blue/White...as always we are sponsored by the wonderful Magnolia Sweden!!

Now I have to tell you that I had something totally different in mind and then when I sat down I thought "Hmmm...what about a red, blue and white Christmas card?"  I have been having so much trouble getting back into things that I've been leaning towards all my favourite stamps...one of my all time favs is the one I went with for today's card!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
using Go Kreate # 360030 I cut my base with white...the matts were made using the same die cut (next smaller size) and DP is Maja Design "Vintage Frost Basics" 6 x 6 paper pad...
I added some cheesecloth distressed with Memento Paris Dusk...
 one of my all time favourite Tildas is "It's Cold Outside" from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics...
accented with Snow Tex, Glamour Dust, Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accents...
 
stick pin is decorated with red beads...
"Holiday Wishes" is Stampingbella...die is Whimsy "Notables 2"...
poinsettias are Wild Orchid Crafts...
in the centre of the white one I added a red berry cluster and white pearls on the red ones...

And I have my first Christmas card for this year!!  Now it's time for you to pay a visit to Midweek Magnolias...my wonderfully talented team mates have some gorgeous makes for inspiration!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-#6 September Challenge "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #115 "Anything Goes"
Time for Magnolia Christmas Challenge #128-"Show Us Snow"...well I do have some Snow Tex under everything else and edging my image matt...lol

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




Monday, September 12, 2016

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #138-"Anything Goes"

Well this was supposed to read happy Sunday everyone but I've been having computer issues and couldn't get my post done...should have done it when I sent my card to the DT blog but at 3 in the morning I just couldn't do it...went in to do it late Saturday night and NOPE not happening!!  When technology works it's great but when it doesn't...UGH!!! 

Okay well I'm here now...I'm finally up and running...to show you my card for our current challenge at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia and it couldn't be any easier as it's everyone's favourite "Anything Goes" AND we have a most fabulous sponsor Live and Love Crafts!!!!

I needed to make a wedding shower card for my future Daughter-in-law!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
the beautiful laces down the side along with the ruffle ribbon framing Tilda are from Live and Love Crafts...
DP is Maja Design from the Vintage Autumn Basics 6 x 6 paper pad...also from Live and Love Crafts...
one of my all time favourite Tildas "Divine Tilda" from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics, dusted with Chunky White Frantage...also from Live and Love Crafts...
 tag is a Whimsy Die and sentiment is computer generated...
flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts...
 butterflies are Joy Craft #6002/0322...
 close up of the lace decorated with tiny rose buds...
the inside...

And that is my "Anything Goes" wedding shower card!!  Now I know that you will be inspired by my wonderfully talented team mates fabulous creations so please pay a visit to Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia to check them out then come on over and join us!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog- #6 September Challenge "Anything Goes"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #43 "Show Us Your Colours"
Time for Magnolia-Challenge #127 "Glitter/Bling and Lace
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-#13 August 15th Challenge "Anything Goes"

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





Monday, September 5, 2016

House Mouse and Friends Challenge #225-"Make a Splash"

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends...it's been a while!!

Welcome back to House Mouse and Friends...we had our summer break and now we're back and raring to go!  Our hostess for the next two weeks is our wonderful Dorte who has chosen "Make a Splash" as her theme...basically anything water related...as always you have the option of "Anything Goes"!!

I decided to go with a simple 6 X 6 card

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
the DP is Maja Design from the "Enjoying Outdoors" 6 X 6 pad...
I added some flower lace to the side, a tag cut from the same paper pad, shabby seam binding and bark heart with mini flowers...
the butterflies were made using a Joy Craft die...
 the tag...
 this sweet little image is "Tin Can Showers" HMKR1035...
coloured with my copics...


And that is it for today!  Now scurry on over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and check out my talented Mousey Sisters creations then join us for a chance to win...

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

Mousey Hugs,




Friday, July 15, 2016

Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia-"Christmas In July"

Hello dear crafting friends!!

Well we're half way through our "Christmas In July" challenge at Simply Magnolia...our wonderful sponsor is Magnolia-licious!!

I decided to switch things up and make a tag!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I used a manila tag as a base...
I cut two tags using a Magnolia tag die and Maja Designs "Winter Frost Basics...
flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
ribbon is from my stash...
 this is one of my favs..."Little Santa" from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics...
 
 
And there you have my first Christmas tag for this year!!  Time for you to check out the gorgeous work that my Simply Magnolia Sisters have to show you and then come on over and join us!!
 
All materials are listed/linked above.
 
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!