Happy Easter Everyone x

Happy Easter Everyone :D
Hope you are all having a good one so far and have lots of yummy chocolate .
Today to share is a card Ive made for two Challenge Dt's.
Firstly is the Ribbon Girls Magnolia Challenge where we want to see Flowers and then we have MDUC. Its not my week really to join in but when I saw the sketch I just had to. Its a fabulous one , so nip across and have a look.
For my card Ive used a 'SPECIAL' Tilda 'Poppy Tilda' which is ONLY available at Sir Stampalot painted with Distress Pens.

Ive Frantaged the outer edge of the oval die which is Spellbinders.

All my embellishments and goodies are from the Ribbon Girls shop.
Ive used Butterfly Ivory Fine Cluny Lace, Emily Embroided Tulle Lace, Tulle, Lilac Seam Binding, Ivory Pearl Beaded Trim, Lilac Teeny Tiny Pom Pom trim, Rose Bud Large Ivory and Beaded Berries Lilac/Purple White

Papers are Maja Design and the corners Ive made using the Air Dry Clay
Have a great Easter whatever you are doing.

An Easter Tussie Mussie

Hope you are all fine this week..
Today to share is something Ive made for Easter. Easter????WOW Where did that come from already.... Ive had a go at a Tussie Mussie or Cone, which ever you prefer to call them. You normally see these at Christmas time, so Ive made an Easter version.
Ive used Tilda With Egg and Chicken from the Little Easter Collection 2013 painted with Distress Ink Pens for a change.

The die at the top is a new Magnolia DooHickey Vintage Box Lacing Sugar. Ive also used the Rose Petal Die

Flowers Ive made and added a little Frantage.
Papers are Pion Alma's Sewing Room.

Challenges Im entering into are

Easter Greetings at MDUC

Hello :D
I hope you are well.
Today is a new challenge at MDUC and you guessed it 'Easter Greetings'.

Ive used Ballerina Bunny Tilda and the Easter Backgound from an older Collection painted with Distress Re-Inkers

Do you like the ferns?? Yeah you guessed again Airdry Clay moulds. Im so hooked on these at the moment. I mixed a light green and painted white.

I also squeezed a little Frantage in there too.
The Stampman has a great selection of these and also all the new colours. Honestly once you start you will be frantaging everything in sight!

Dies used are Tilda's Tag
Ribbon and Lace from the Ribbon Girls
Papers are a mixture of Magnolia and Pion
The beautiful white seeds are from Live and Love Crafts and believe me if you visit this shop and like all things romantic and shabby like I do.... LOCK YOURSELF ALONE IN A ROOM!!!! ha ha...(with your plastic friend of course!!) :D
Ok thats it from me for now

and dont forget you can find my challenge HERE


Hang In There

 Hi There
Hope you are all ok in blogland.
Today to share is a card I made using a Tilda from the last clubkit, which I just never got round to inking. Then I remembered the swing. Didnt we all do this?..... I know I did......
Ive painted Tilda With Heart Socks with Distress Re-Inkers

 Doo Hickeys are Tilda's Ticket and Rose Leaf and a Spellbinders Butterfly
And an Airdry Clay Frame from Martha Stewart Heirloom Kit.

Before you go dont forget my on going Challenge HERE
Bye for now

Debbie's Candy Challenge

Hi Again
Look what I have. I had these ready in a pile for candy and I had forgotton all about them. Why??Because I already have them both and who to share with but you :D
Tilda in the Summer Rain and Tilda in the Spring Rain
Here's a card I made a while back.
So all you have to do to enter is place a pic in your sidebar and link back to mine OR just enter the challenge in your post and thats it.
So what's the challenge?
Good Luck

Midway reminder at CLP

Hi There
Yay!! the weekend is almost amoung us, but mine started last night and holiday here I come :D
Today is the midway reminder over at CLPand this is Chelsea's amazing sketch
Ive used a Mini World Magnolia which I bought when I went to Sweden back in October.
So cute Tilda in Eggshell, which I have put inside one of my Airdry Clay frames. The Tutorial for this is HERE. The Butterfly and Fern is also Airdry clay.
Papers are Pion Alma's Sewing room

Ive used NEW DooHickeys Feathers and Peonies.

All Ribbon and lace is from The Ribbon Girls
Please come along and join in the sketch. Believe me you will become addicted to Chelsea's Sketches.
Have a great weekend

and the WINNER is.......................................

We have a WINNER!!!!
Boy it was hard! Can I say Thankyou so much for all your AMAZING entries and beautiful work. I didnt expect so many entries and its something I will definately be doing again soon.:D
I couldnt pick one myself. I'm always drawn to the people I know, so my hubby did and this is the one he picked.
I really adore the freshness and bright colours of this card.
Please can you email me with your address
Byeeee for now

Ribbon Girl Giveaway

Hello everyone - there is no challenge this week so we are having a giveaway and as it is Mothering Sunday here in the UK we thought we should give away a 'Bouquet of Paper Flowers' which are always useful to have in your stash drawer!

The winner will be picked at random and will receive all of the flowers in the photograph which consist of Kort and Godt rolled roses, chrysanthemums and beaded berries, Wild Orchid Craft trellis roses, large rose buds, hip rose buds, gardenias, cherry blossoms, carnations and sweetheart blossoms; Ribbon Girl beaded sprig, beaded twirls, large white daisies

To enter leave your comments HERE at the Ribbon Girls


Happy 4TH Birthday MDUC

Hiya :D
It's Happy 4th Birthday to us over at MDUC this week!! WOW 4 years and Ive been apart of it for 3-ish years. I just LOVE the MDUC girls. We are like a little cyber family and Ive been lucky to meet 2 of them. :D

For my card Ive used 'Wrapped Tilda' from the With Love Collection 2013 painted with DI's

The oval Ive diecut with a new spellbinder die and Frantaged the edge with Shabby White.

and Ive sneaked a nuber 4 on there too.

Also Ive used NEW Magnolia Dies Feathers....Going to LOVE these
For the rolled flowers I used a Marianne die
Butterfly is Spellbinders
Papers are Magnolia
and of course ribbon, lace and Tulle is from the Ribbon Girls
Thanks so much for visiting me and have a great weekend

Special Moments

Hi everyone,

Here's the new Magnolia Ink - Special Moments.
Great work everyone!
Look what will be on its way very soon ,if not already :D
Beautiful Cover of a Doo Bee Pops Tilda Bride and another free Mini World stamp I hear.
Im sure to be stalking my postie once again!!Ooooh cant wait!
They do come around so fast and my projects for the next one are boxed up ready to post to Boras. Im not normally as organised as this.
Also a BIG thankyou so much for all your yummy entries into my Candy Challenge and there's still a few days left. I'll be stopping by tonight and this weekend for a closer look :D..Ive loved spending time hopping and saying Hi on your blogs and seeing everyone who visits me. Sometimes you wonder who you are posting too, if you know what I mean :D...so now I feel its all worthwhile...OOooooo what did we do before we had the internet??? .
Better go...getting my hair cut this morning
Byeee for now

Make Your Own Embellishments

Today to share is a little Tutorial.
I know we all like to use embellishments on our cards and there are some beautiful ones available to buy, but I get more satisfaction when I make my own.
I feel then the card is totally 'Handmade' with Love.
Here Im showing you how I made the frames and corners I keep being asked about and they are ever so easy.
There are LOTS of different Air Dry Clays on the market. This one Im using at the moment is a Martha Stewart one. There are different colours available but I mainly use white but also have Blue, Red,Brown and Yellow as they are the main mixing colours.
Using a little bit of clay, roll into a sausage and spread evenly around the mould, pressing firmly so that the pattern engraves in the clay.
Once all covered make sure none is overlapping the edges.
I then pop straight out and make another. I must admit the first time I did this I was scared I would spoil the frame as it wasnt set, but the moulds are so flexible it just popped out.Leave on a flat surface and allow to dry.
Then once you have become more brave try mixing. Here I used a tiny ball of red to make Pink
I even attempted a flower and attempted two colours in one mould.

 I always spend hours making embellishments and flowers, then they are just at hand for your projects

Once finished and set, which can take a few hours I then paint. I usually end up painting white anyway, but they do look nice with a different colour showing through.
Hope you liked this tutorial..Back soon with another :D
also new cards are being added to my Etsy shop HERE
Big Hugs
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