Monday, November 30, 2015

Marvelous Magnolia Challenge #108-"Anything Goes Christmas"

Hello once again dear blogging friends!!

Welcome to my second post of the day!

For my midway at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge please go HERE! 

Today at Marvelous Magnolia we begin another fabulous two weeks of "Anything Goes Christmas"!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I used Go Kreate die #360030 to create the base...
DP is Maja "Winter Frost Basics"...
 Tilda bordered with lace...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
 "Lace Hood Tilda" from the A Lovely Christmas 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics...
I love this ribbon that I got from Michael's...
stick pin decorated with beads... 
 "merry Christmas" is Stampingbella...
 inside...
sentiment is Whimsy Stamps...


Now it's all up to you!!  Please join us at Marvelous Magnolia...we can't wait to see what you have to inspire us with!!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Time for Magnolia Christmas Challenge #110-"Non-Traditional Christmas Colours"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #26 "Ribbon, Lace & Charms"

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



Midway at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge-#208 "Anything Goes Christmas-NO Red or Green"

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!

I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend...to our American neighbours I hope that your Thanksgiving was fabulous!

Welcome to my first post of the day!!

Today is the midway point of our "Anything Goes Christmas-No Red or Green" challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge...our most wonderful hostess for this challenge is our one and only Christine!!  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 made another Christmas door hanger...I just love making these...
I painted it beige...added a blue wash and scored it to look like paneling...
I should have taken a pic before I decorated...I made it like a banister which you can't see now with all the decorations...
I looped cheesecloth around the "bannister" and then decorated with blue beaded berries, flowers, ribbon and an ornament string die which is by Your Next Die...
"merry christmas" is Stampingbella...
 this little sweetie is "Light Hanging" HMUR1046...
coloured with my copics...
 and this is "Santa's Little Helper" HMD 1012...
 and finally "Having a Ball" HMC1005...
 
Oh these guys are super cute!!  Time for you to hop on over to check out the fabulous creations that my talented Mousey Sisters have to inspire you with...then it's your turn to inspire us and for a chance to win one of four wonderful prizes...
 
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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, November 27, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #153-"Words-it's all about the sentiment"!!

Good Friday morning dear blogging friends!!

Today at Fussy and Fancy we begin a brand new challenge...our hostess for this challenge is our one and only Annie...who has chosen "Words" as her theme!  Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous Live and Love Crafts!

My Mom wanted me to make a wedding card for a relative

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
the background is stamped and embossed using Heartfelt Creations #HCPC 3471...
the heart and sentiment are HCPC #3402...
I ran strips of cheesecloth up the sides and decorated with ribbon/pearls and flowers...
sentiment cut out using Spellbinders Vintage Labels Four...
close up of these two images...
closer again of the sentiment...
inside of the card using the first stamp mentioned...
stick pin decorated with flower, charms, beads and ribbon...
 
And that is my "Words" contribution!!  Won't you hop on over to Fussy and Fancy...my talented teamies have some fabulous creations to show you!!!
 
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!!!
 




Sunday, November 22, 2015

Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia-"Shabby Chic"

Good Sunday morning dear blogging friends!!!

I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

Today marks the midway point at Simply Magnolia's "Shabby Chic" challenge...yes you still have almost a week left to come and play along with us for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Live and Love Crafts!  You have until next Saturday at noon British time to join us.

Also at Simply Magnolia we WELCOME our new team mate Christina!! 

So here is my contribution to Team Glamour...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
well I decided it's time for an explosion box...
I've seen so many gorgeous ones lately out in blog land and realized that it's been a while since I made one...
this one is a little different then the ones I usually do...the sides are not cut and therefore don't drop when the lid is opened...
the lid is decorated with the fabulous lace that I just received this week from Live and Love...
another angle...
the silver flake ribbon also arrived this week from The Ribbon Girl...
closer...
this sweet darling is "Little Santa" from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics, fussy cut and mounted on a Magnolia Doohickey tag...
I used a Tim Holtz door knob for the lid handle...
snowflakes were made using Crealies CL CF 18...
the snowflake "garland" is a combination of Memory Box Frosty Border and Snowflake Corner...
and this is one of my new stamps that arrived a week and a half ago from Magnolia-licious...
this is "Tilda With Little Snowy" from the A Lovely Christmas 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics...
the tree is from Michael's decorated with a crystal strand...
I added lace panels to the folding sides...
the tree and Tilda sit in cheesecloth dusted with Snow Tex and Glamour Dust...
closer...
"Merry Christmas" is from Hero Arts...
 also Hero Arts...
 
I SO love making explosion boxes...I had a blast!!  Time for you to hop on over to Simply Magnolia and check out my talented teamies and send Christina a warm welcome!!
 
All materials are listed/linked above.
 
Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-"Christmas Magic" Blog Hop
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia-Challenge #127 "Add a Sentiment"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #22 "No Pink"
Time for Magnolia Christmas Challenge-Challenge #108 "Winter Wonderland"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #98 "Anything Goes"
The Ribbon Girl-November "Use Any Image" Challenge
 
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!
 
 
 
 
 



Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Midweek Magnolia Challenge #127-"Pink and Green"

Happy Wednesday dear crafty friends!!

It's time once again for a fabulous challenge at Midweek Magnolias!!!  If I do say so myself it is a SUPER EASY one..."Pink (my fav) and Green"...they are so stunning together!  As always we are sponsored by the wonderful Magnolia Sweden!

I have to say that I LOVED doing this one...although I may have gone overboard on the embellies!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
the card base is Go Kreate #360030...
DP is a Basic Grey...
this is sweet little "Twinkle Star Tilda" from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics... 
 the poinsettia is made using Tim Holtz Poinsettia die...
I applied Snow Tex and dusted Glamour Dust over that...
I used dies from Magnolia Doohickey Volume #2 along with the TH Poinsettia die to make the top arrangement...
I cut apart a silver star garland to add amongst all the arrangements...
beaded berries adorn the top one...
stick pin with ribbon stamped using "merry Christmas" from Stampingbella... 
similar to the top arrangement... 
the inside...
sentiment is Hero Arts... 
 
Another one...PHEW...although this one will have to be hand delivered as I'm not sure it would survive the mail!!  So what do you think...an easy challenge right??!!...now take a trip over to Midweek Magnolias and check out what my most wonderful team mates have in store for you!
 
All materials are listed/linked above.
 
Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #8 "All About Sparkle"
Time for Magnolia-Challenge #107 "Let's Play Bingo"-I have every thing but the doily and flowers
 
Until next time...thank you fro taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!
 



Monday, November 16, 2015

Marvellous Magnolia Challenge #107-"Anything Goes Christmas"

OOOPPPSSS...I had this scheduled...or so I thought!!  Too many things on my  mind!

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!

Hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend!

Today at Marvelous Magnolia we begin a brand new challenge...it's SUPER EASY and perfectly timed... "Anything Goes Christmas"!!!  Come on over and join us...we would love to have you join us for a chance to win a GDT for a future challenge and of course we just love looking at your wonderful creations!!!!

I'm really getting a good jump on my Christmas card list this year...YAY!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base and some of the matts were made using Go Kreate #360020...
DP are Carta Bella "Winter Fun" and Bo Bunny "Ocean Dot"...
Tilda matt was cut out using Spellbinder Grande Calibur Oval...
I added a Magnolia Doohickey Star tag and La-La Land flag banner...
some cheesecloth and sparkly ribbon behind the matt...
under that is a heart doily...
tucked at the bottom is some very gorgeous lace that you can just catch a peek of...
 I finally received my new stamps!!!!...
this is "Christmas Heart Tilda" from the A Lovely Christmas 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Glamour dust...
I added a snowflake and star charm along with a "love" clip...
 a diamante snowflake decorates the star doohickey tag along with "warm hugs" from Stampingbella and some cheesecloth...
the white roses are Wild Orchid Crafts...
stamped sentiment tags are Whimsy Stamps...
 the inside...
"Merry Christmas" is Hero Arts...
 
Check another one off the list!!!!!!  Won't you hop on over to Marvelous Magnolia and check out the gorgeous creations that my fabulous teamies have to show you!!
 
All materials are linked/listed above.
 
Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #8 "All About Sparkle"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge # 22 "No Pink"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #26 "Lace, Ribbon and Charms"
Time for Magnolia-Challenge #107 "Let's Play Bingo"-I think that I have a full house
The Ribbon Girl November "Use Any Image" Challenge

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




Monday, November 9, 2015

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge-Challenge #207 "Use Plaid"

Good Monday morning my crafty friends!!

I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend!!

We had a VERY BUSY weekend in the Brovold household...we have been much in NEED of something POSITIVE to celebrate...so on Sunday...along with celebrating my Mom's birthday...we celebrated the engagement of our youngest Son Nicholas and his fiancĂ© Danielle...YAY!!!!!  I never thought my baby could be SO romantic...he took Danielle on a wine tour to Niagara Falls and popped the question with a wine bottle custom made with her name on it and "Will you marry me?"  She said YES!!  

Okay...onto today's post!!   We begin a brand new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge AND I am your hostess for the next two weeks!!  I chose the theme "Use Plaid"...of course you have the option of "Anything Goes!!

When I went to grab some plaid paper from my stash...well...there wasn't any there!!  I decided then to use some wonderful plaid ribbon instead!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I cut the base and matts out using a Go Kreate die #260022 and #120021...
this super cute image is "Foot Loose and Fancy Free" HMJR1072...
coloured with my copics...
"merry christmas" is Stampingbella...
heart buckle, stick pin, crocheted lace and charm are from The Ribbon Girl...
berry cluster is Live and Love Crafts...
sentiment is Hero Arts...
 
And that is my "Plaid" Christmas card...I really hope that you will join us!!  Hop on over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge to check out the wonderful creations of my talented Mousey team mates...then join us for a chance to win a wonderful prize from...

 

 

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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,