A Summer Tag

Hello There
How are you?
 I hope you are managing to stay cool in this heat wave we are having!!! Phew! its a warm one for sure. But Im not complaining....not just yet anyhow!!

Today to share is a Summer inspired  Tag for the  new Magnolia Challenge over at the Ribbon Girls.

I was cooling down swimming in the Meditteranean!! (In my dreams..hey!! :D) and this was beneath me deep in the ocean..;D

I did really enjoy making this with Magnolia's DooHickey Summer kit Dies. Though Im not too sure they are still available as they were a limited edition :(..
Other DooHickeys I used were Peony,Rose Petal and Vintage Photo Frames

All Laces and embellies are from the amazing Ribbon Girls shop...I used
Oval Ivory Pearl Trim, Cheesecloth, 10mm Ivory Pearl Daisy Trim, Andrea Ivory Flower Fine Cluny Lace, Pearl Brad, Lily Flowers Large/Medium, Prima Treasures Oval Resin Frame, Green Seam Binding, Beaded Berries Ivory, Clear Dewdrops, Irridescent Hearts and Ships Wheel Charm

and I cant forget the Seahorses. I wanted a shiny, glistening effect so I used Aged Silver Frantage and while still hot sprinkled with Frantage Shaved Ice

Paper are the gorgeous Riddersholm Tailgate Marked.
I just LOVE Love LOVE these papers. They are great to work with Dies and water....

Hope you like it as much as I love making it

Its Aqua At The Ribbon Girls

Yeah! So happy Ive finally made a card!!! :D
I was beginning to think my mojo had gone far away on holiday somewhere without telling me.
A good sort out in my craft room usually does the trick. But now after making this card its like a bomb site again..((Eyes Roll))

Its the Ribbon Girls new colour challenge and we want to see Aqua on your fabulous cards and as always theres an amazing prize up for grabs.
I took my photos using my Mobile phone this time.Its supposed to be 13 million pixels where my usual camera is only 5 million. It also has fancy things you can do, so im still learning. 

Ive used one of the new Magnolia stamps Tilda With Rose Lace Dress now available to order from SirStampalot along with the whole collection

The flower is made with my DooHickey Pointsettia Die.
Other dies are Doohickeys Pinwheel, Scalloped Tag and the new shape die,
Papers are Magnolia

from the Ribbon Girls shop I used  Cheescloth, Wooden Heart Button, 12mm Amanda Ivory Scallop Flat Lace, Ivory Pearl string, Rose Bud Semi Open Pale Pink, Sparkle Rose Pink, 10mm Open Rose Pale Pink, Dusky Blue 30mm Wild Rose(Stained White) and Beaded White Gypsophalia

Hope you can come along and join in our challenge
See you there

Under Da Sea

Hi There
How are you today? :D
Today to share is a shaker card I made for the new Magnolia DooHickey Leaflet. There is also a step by step of how I made this in there. 

Crafting is a little slow at the moment for me..I seem so busy, I dont know where time is going. There just doesnt seem to be enough hours in the day. But I have managed a little play this morning :D 

I'll be back on Sunday with my new card
Until then peeps
Have a great day

Ey Up!!!!.....Le Tour De France in Yorkshire????

Hi There
Its Le Tour De France crazy where I live in Yorkshire at the moment...Yes it passing through where I live this weekend and everyone has gone Tour De France crazy!!
You would think it was Christmas or forcast heavy snow!! The supermarket shelves are empty. No Milk, Bread or even potatoes....Its bizarre!!

So inspired by all the craziness surrounding me, I thought I may as well join in..Though Tilda isnt in the Tour De France...she's on the look out for David Beckham and Brad Pit who are very near by and were spotted in 'Betty's' ( A famous TeaRoom) in Ikley yesterday...4 miles from my house!!!!! whoooaaaah!!!
Even Prince William and Kate passed through my village yesterday!!! :D

On the route there's banners and flags flying everywhere..
Here are some pics of the welcome they are going to get.

This church that's replaced god with a yellow jersey.
This is painted on one of the local rds and the huge! shirt is hung on Skipton Church Clock.

This is actually down the rd from my home. hee hee


Even on the canalside they are joining in.

and the Farmers

Photo: Things have gone mad behind the scenes at Daleside Nurseries!
and this is my favourite....just brilliant
Anyway back to my card ...I painted with Distress ReInkers
Dies used are DooHickeys Slender Tress, Gate, Rose Leaf and Flag Banner.
Flowers I made with Marianne rolled Roses Die
Papers are Maja Coffee in the Harbour

I will pop back in next week with some more photos of when they cycle through...I will give you a wave on TV!!! ;D
Until then I wish you an amazing weekend

Ribbon Girls June Magnolia Challenge and RE-POST!!

Good Morning
Im back again with the same card.
 I feel such a wally!!! I was a week early for the Ribbon Girl Challenge!! Can you believe it (embarrassed face!!!)

Anyway its time for the June Magnolia challenge over at the Ribbon Girls Blog and this week its add a die cut.

I went a little die crazy with my DooHickeys as I was itching to use my new papers 'Tailgate Marked' from  Riddersholm. I just love the colours of these papers. So grungy but still so pretty.
The main flower I made using DooHickey Peony Die
also the DooHickey Butterfly.
and  DooHickey Rose Leaf and Scalloped Tag.
from the Ribbon Girls Shop I used Beaded Berries Ivory /Cream, Cheesecloth, Starburst Stamen White, Cherry Blossom White, Chrysanth Ivory Kort & Godt, Ivory 10mm Open Roses, 12mm Donna Ivory Fine Cotton Lace and Ivory Beaded Trim.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Lets Hang Out

Hi Again
Well last night I finally had a little only me painty time :D
and thats all I wanted to do..

Last week I took a visit to my local craft store to see if there was anything a little different that caught my eye and in their sale area was this embossing folder..

Perfect! just what I needed to reignite my creative juices!

 sometimes you just feel less is more :D
Love this little cutie Tilda With Maggie the Monkey from Sir Stampalot
I also used new DooHickey Die Jungle Leaves
Papers are Magnolia and Sentiment is Little Darlings

Thanks so much for stopping by

I Do

There's a new Colour Challenge over at the Ribbon Girls Challenge Blog today which is Ivory.
The timing was perfect for me as I had been commissioned to do a Wedding card this month. Not something I take on often, but I hate to say no!
I always feel under pressure when its a special card for someone else!!!
Anyway here it is and I really hope its what they wanted.  As usual I was scrambling around for letters..Why do you always run out of 'A's and 'S's. Arghhh panic stations or what!
Saying that I loved colouring these two :D 
Papers I used were Riddersholm Huntington Garden
These papers are so beautiful to work with..... trust me you wont be disappointed. The thickness and quality are second to none. Really worth every penny :D
They are definitely top of my fave list of papers. They arent stocked in the UK but if you like the look of them they are available HERE...trust me you will LOVE them and they are so very unique.

and  Im LOVING the new Magnolia DooHickeys Vintage Square..soooo elegant.
Can you believe this Tilda and Edwin are 4 years old now. They are from the Wedding Collection 2010

From the Ribbon Girls Ive used Diamante Heart Charm, Wedding Ring Charm, Prima Resins Angels 3, Ivory Seam Binding, Amanda Ivory Scallop Flat Lace, Lily Flowers small, 10mm Cream Open Rose, 20mm Cream Open Rose and 5mm Ivory Pearl Bead String

Thankyou so much for taking your time to visit me

Big Hugs

You Are Fan-TASH-Tic

WOW! where has time gone recently?..Life is so busy in my house!
All I can say is Teenagers, Universities and Learner Drivers. Oh and house renovations!!!

Today to share is a card I made a while back for Magnolia Ink and seeing tomorrow is Father's Day I thought it would be perfect.

Ive used Edwin as an English Gent from the London Collection.
A little faux stitching round the outside with the added tash stamp.
Papers are by Maja
Dies used are DooHickeys Tash
Star Tag and Pin wheel
Sizzix Weathered Clock

Right must dash...Lots to do

A Gemini Card

Good Morning
I hope you are all well today :D
Its the 1st June. The month of Gemini.
So to share with you is a Gemini card I made a few weeks back.

 Papers are Magnolia
Flowers and Lace from the Ribbon Girls
Dies used are Go Kreate for the shape
DooHickeys Brides Bow
Joy Craft Butterfly Border

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by

Birthdays At The Ribbon Girls

I hope you are enjoying your Bank Holiday so far. The weather however is another matter....what's happened??Rain rain and more rain!!

There's a Magnolia challenge beginning over at the Ribbon Girls Challenge Blog today.......'Birthdays'
 For my card Ive used the gorgeous new papers by Riddersholm 'Tailgate Marked'
Tilda with Elsie the Lamb is watercoloured with Distress Reinkers

 The flowers are made with Sizzix Thinlits 'Dogwood 'flower
Other Dies used are DooHickeys Rose Petal, Jungle Leaves and Scalloped Tag
Sizzix On the Edge Notebook,Doily and Butterflight
From the Ribbon Girls shop I used  Rusty Bells, Cheesecloth, Natural Button Twine, Natural Jute Mesh Ribbon, Laila White Vintage style Lace and 10mm Ivory Open Roses

I hope you come along and join us 
Enjoy the rest of your day whatever you are doing