Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ribbon Girl Magnolia Challenge ...

Happy Easter!  Today I'm sharing my Easter card I made for the Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge which was to add flowers

I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics
Papers from a Tilda paper pad by Panduro
Distress Ink
Alphabet stamps
Pearl organza rose trim, flat lace, pearl flower flatbacks, a memo pin and liquid pearls all from the Ribbon Girl

Friday, March 29, 2013

I'm A Home Owner ...

... well technically it's a second home but I would have to have some Alice in Wonderland magical potion to shrink myself to fit into it!  A few weeks ago I spent a very happy weekend crafting in the countryside with 7 of my friends. We hired a lovely cottage in the middle of nowhere in the Yorkshire Dales - I don't know what was worse, the car journey there in the dark on the Friday night over the moors wondering if I was going to plunge down a ravine or drive into a wall because it was so dark and totally relying on my SatNav to guide me left or right or the journey home on the Sunday in the daylight when I could see exactly what I almost drove into!!  Anyway ... whilst we were there my lovely friend Gail showed us how to make the cutest little chipboard houses - and this is mine!

Gail had seen something similar on the 2GypsyGirls blog and had a go herself and because it was cute we obviously wanted to have a go ourselves so badgered her until she told us how to :)

I added the little doggie when I got home, he looks just like my Haggis

I used:
These digital papers from Nitwit Collections
The little doggie is a Christmas Tree decoration from Harrods and the window and arch of the doorway was cut with a Tim Holtz sizzix die

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tag ...

I went away for a lovely weekend a few weeks ago with 7 other crafty friends and I made this tag as part of my secret fairy gift swap

I used scraps of paper (all my friends use up their scraps and always laugh at me because I am not a scrap collector, I always throw everything out when I'm finished a project but I am trying hard to keep some things for another day!) and lots of circle and scalloped circle punches and the butterfly was made with a few more punches ( I opened a drawer the other day that I have not been in for a long time and found all these punches that I'd forgotten about!!) 
Then I raided the Ribbon Girl shop for pompom trim, lace, braid and organza rose ribbon, seambinding, pearl trim and that beautiful diamante and pearl embellishment. The little metal label holder is from Stampin Up - I found that in the drawer with the punches too!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Birthday Card ...

I have a birthday card to share today

I have used my favourite papers at the moment - gorgeous digital Nitwit Collections paper, totally delicious I could wallpaper my house with this!!
The lace, organza flower trim, liquid pearls, pins and ribbon are all from the Ribbon Girl
I used my new favourite die - the LaLaLand heart banner die and some Doo Hickeys and a Martha Stewart punch and I painted all the edges of my layers and distressed the edges.

I would like to enter this card into the Magnolia Down Under Challenge blog