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Hi, I am Ivy and 55, I have 4 children 3 in their 20s and my youngest is 10 and live with my partner in a lovely village in Branston, Lincs. I started this blog only recently and feeling very proud of myself as have not done it before. Well, I found a new passion in my crafting only recently and that is colouring Magnolia stamps, CC designs, My Besties and Whimsy and I am pretty sure the list will go on lol. As I know a lot of you are professionals at it and maybe some of you are not, regardless it would be great if you would like to FOLLOW ME to my Cabin to share, inspire or just for a chat with a lovely brew... that would be fantastic!! Hope to see you soon xx

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Aladdin TILDA

Aladdin Tilda

Keep Your Head Up Princess......
Hi there,
  
My post today is a star-shaped easel card and Aladdin Tilda with Lamp which I coloured with my Copics and using masking technique I stamped her sitting on a rug. I then die-cut it out with Doohickey Edwin's Rectangle Lace die and tied red with gold sparkles ribbons on the corners.

I die-cut the base card with a large scalloped star die and matted it with the Lavender Garden Paper Collection by Craft and You


Dies used are from Doohickey Tag die, Joycrafts Star Border and my favourite Fantasy Bazaar die


I added some birch bark stars here and there and  TH pearl drops . 


I love the flowers from 49 and Markets and the lilac sheer ribbon roses 



THANK YOU FOR VISITING :-) 


I WOULD LIKE TO ENTER MY CARD INTO -


Inky Chicks - Challenge No #87 - STARS

Sweet Magnolia - New challenge #149



Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge 124 # Anything goes


Simply Magnolia - Summer challenge








Live in The Moment


A Teacup Full of Wishes

 

Live in the Moment

Hi again,

I just love the new collection from LDRS Polkadoodles and A Teacup Full of Wishes is one of them... isn't she cute? I coloured the image with my Copics and die-cut it out with an oval scallop die.
                   

I used Go-Kreate square to create the base card and matted and layered with the beautiful papers from 49 and Market 'Scents of Nature' Collection




Flowers by Prima Marketing


Ribbons from Scrapberry's and metal charms from Craftbox. Tags from Doohickey Scalloped Tag die.

                                                       
                      Live In The Moment from Tim Holtz Quote Chips

 

Easel stopper from Doohickey Dream Tag Die Set and View Finder Die-cuts from LDRS and Border Die from JoyCrafts 



                     Hope you like thank you for visiting :-)


I would like to enter my card into - 



Deep Ocean Challenge - Challenge #162: "Fave Color Combo"

Scrapbook Stamp SocietyChallenge 124 # Anything goes

Crafty Gals Corner


 

Monday, 28 August 2017

Hugs

   

Hugs,

Hi all,
Today's card is a shaker card and its a first with an image :-) I used Tattered Lace Woodside Bloom Heart die to cut the base and the topper. I used Trimcraft Mulberry Kisses collection for the matting and layering.

I cut out an acetate and put some green sequins and glass beads before sticking it down and finished off with a string of pink pearl around the acetate.


I die-cut the easel stopper with the same Tattered Lace Woodside Bloom Heart Die set. Lovely lace with ribbon roses and a Doohickey Bow


More close-ups


I made the flowers with light pink cotton ribbon, light pink dried roots ( my latest fav product) die-cuts from Doohickey dies, Rosy Owl Elegant Leaf Dies and Marianne Design Rose die and a metal butterfly from my stash.








Thank you for visiting.



I would like to enter my card into -




Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge 124 # Anything goes
Deep Ocean ChallengeChallenge #162: "Fave Color Combo"



Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Butterflies

 

Life doesn't have to be Perfect to be Wonderful

Hi!
I made this canvas with a mixed media background that I put aside for a while not knowing what to do with it after I did the background. Then I came across it last week and I finished it with this creation.

I used a mixed media stencil and applied sand texture paste. After heat drying I used Prima WaterColour to create the background colour. Then I stamped a honeycomb stamp around it.  


On a piece of white cardstock I used the same Prima Watercolours as the background and stamped the butterfly images  from Stampendous and matching dies to cut them out. And stamped the sentiment and hand-cut matted on black cardstock


I used wired stamens in my stash to create the antennae and added some glitter glue on the wings. Flower from Prima Marketing with some plastic ferns and clay embellishment.

Thank you for visiting :-)



I would like to enter my canvas into -




Tuesday, 22 August 2017

TILDA with Big Poppy

For you



Good morning!

My make today with Tilda with Big Poppy. I coloured her with Copics and die-cut it out with a LDRS die


I was rather pleased with the flowers I made and not using any bought flowers :-) I cut them out of a Sizzix Bigz die with Anna Marie Designs distress dots card stock which I painted with a coat of acrylic paint using a brayer I love the effect :-)


I used Marianne Design Butterfly Corner and Doohickey Tag dies. More close-ups 


I made the paperclay heart and added a cut-out heart-shape sentiment under it 




I hope you like it :-)

I would like to enter my card into -




Simply Magnolia - Summer challenge

http://simplymagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/summer-challenge.html


Saturday, 19 August 2017

Hey Dude

You're Awsome

 

Hello ....
Today I am posting a man's card and it did not turn out that bad.... no flowers ... well except for one metal one :-)

 I die-cut a star shape card base and matted it with the gorgeous papers from Maja Design Denim and Friends Collection and some sissal.  And added a dark brown jute ribbon


I then die-cut an image from the Denim and Friends collection and matted it on the jute ribbon


A few more die cuts and hand-cut sentiments all from the Denim and Friends Collection and finally I tied a messy jute string bow and  a metal flower without it looking feminine


A splash of white paint here and there to finish off.


I would like to enter my card into -

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #136 ~ Add a Star


Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #128 HEY DUDE 

Yay It's Your birthday

Yay It's Your Birthday

 

Hi there,  


I had been busy the last 2 weeks as school holidays going out doing things with my friend and daughter and had a lovely weekend with my son in Manchester. Today is my birthday and decided to spend the afternoon in my cabin and managed to finished 2 cards! This is one of them...  


I used Welcome to My Birthday Tilda from Yay It's My Birthday Collection and coloured it with TH distress markers and die-cut the topper with Doohickey heart die. I also die-cut the base card with the die and made an easel card.


I glued a lovely white lace around the whole topper and  a pink pleated ribbon on the bottom half. I  used Doohickey Fireworks and Christmas Tags Dies and stamped the sentiments on.


More die cuts - I used Joycrafts Crafty Cocktail Typewriter Stamp & Die Set and Rosy Owl Elegant Leaves, some star barks and flowers. Before I forget, my latest favourite is the dyed roots!! here I used the pink ones :-)


More close-ups .....



 Finally here is the finished card for my grand-daughter whose birthday in October


I would like to enter my card into -

Simply Magnolia - Summer challenge





 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Me and My Snowman shaker easel card
Hi everyone,
Its a wet and miserable day today and I have enough of ironing! So I decided to post this card which I finished last week but have not got the time to post.
I am using Me and My Snowman Tilda and I coloured it with my Copics. I then used a lovely Scrapiniec double frame and cut out an acetate to fit the frame then added some silver glitters and small silver beads.

                                     

 I used papers from the North Pole from Crafts And You to matt and layer and also die cut the 
Fir border and sprigs which are new from Marianne Designs 


 I made the Poinsettias, glass sprigs and silver brads from Magnolia VintageBox Yuletide collection


 More close-ups 




 I would like to enter my card into - 


Magnolia Forever - Challenge #56: Holiday


Never Stop Dreaming

Tiara Tilda 

Never stop dreaming

Hi.....
Today's card is an easel card ( l love easel cards lol) using Tiara Tilda which Incoloured with copics and cut out with a stitched circle die.


I cut out the base card with the LDRS build-a-card die and matted and layered on Maya Design papers. I used Joycrafts , Fantasy and Doohickey dies to matt and embellished along with scrapiniec chipboards and pink lace.


Pink chrysanthemums and berries and lots more embellishments :-)


More lace and die cuts layering for my easel stopper. Dies used are from Doohickeys


More close-ups





I would like to enter my card into -

Simply Magnolia - Summer challenge


Midweek Magnolia - Challenge #170 Pretty in Pink