Sunday, 7 December 2014



How are your preparations going for Christmas?
I went into London last evening and it seemed the whole world was celebrating. The atmosphere was amazing. I have never seen so many happy folk dressed up in Santa costumes. Regents Street was crammed with sight seers and the traffic was in gridlock.

 The theme of this week's challenge at

"Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps & Cutting dies. We carry over 1,400 stamps in stock at all times & over 4,000 dies from all your favorite brands. We offer very competitive shipping rates and we ship worldwide. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic."

Here is my card.

 I have used little Cold Outside Tilda. 
She is my favourite stamp from the new Magnolia collection. I have used my Copic pens to colour this time, instead of inks.
 Of course there has to be copious amounts of sparkle added, that's compulsory for every Christmas card I make.

The borders are cut with a DoHickey die called Heart  Lace. The Christmas trees were Dees Delightful dies and the pretty center piece was made with a new Joycraft die from Noor Design. I LOVE IT and need to buy more in 2015.

My card of choice for both layering and die cutting is always Bazzill basic. Other embellishments are crystal bead string around the image, a glittered mulberry flower with leaves and berries and beads and berries on the snowy trees.

I hope you will join in our challenge this week.
I look forward to visiting your blogs.

Sending Warm Christmasy Hugs

Christina xxx

Sunday, 23 November 2014


Hello from a very wet, murky London.
 I have just come back from a holiday in The Canary Islands where the temperature hit 30 degrees. On arrival in England, it was hard to believe that Christmas was just a few weeks away.

It's time for a wonderful new challenge at TILDA'S TOWN.
This week we would like you to make us a card or project with the theme
JOYS OF THE SEASON. As usual, the prize is a $10 Gift Certificate to

I used one of my new stamps for my card. I really love this new Magnolia collection and a couple of the stamps can be used all year round

This is CHRISTMAS CANDLE TILDA from the Waiting for Christmas collection.
I coloured Tilda with Distress Re-Inkers onto watercolour paper, adding Glamour Dust to her hat and base. 
The papers are also from Magnolia, cut with a Go-kreate die. Other additions are lace and pearls, a doily, a Maja stamp, flowers, leaves and glass on wire.

Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps & Cutting dies. We carry over 1,400 stamps in stock at all times & over 4,000 dies from all your favorite brands. We offer very competitive shipping rates and we ship worldwide. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic.

Thank You so much for visiting my blog.
If you like my card, please leave me a comment. My blog is quite new, and I will visit you in return.
Keep safe and well.

Christina xxx

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Merry and Bright - Tilda's Town Challenge

Hello Friends
Our challenge at Tilda's Town this week is themed "Merry and Bright".
This is my Design Team card, coloured with distress re-inkers onto watercolour paper. Joyful Tilda is one of my favourite Christmas stamps. I've added some ice stickles for snow and put a pearl for her hat.
Here is a closer look.
My new Christmas stamps are on their way! Can't wait to use them. The other DT girls have some beautiful cards on their blogs to inspire you. I would love you to visit your blogs this week to see your Magnolia creations.

 Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps & Cutting dies. We carry over 1,400 stamps in stock at all times & over 4,000 dies from all your favorite brands. We offer very competitive shipping rates and we ship worldwide. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic
entered for these challenges - Stamp & Create with Magnolia - at least 2 papers

Sunday, 12 October 2014


Yes, it's Sunday 12th October, and it's time for a new challenge at
The theme this week is USE YOUR CHRISTMAS STASH
It's an ideal opportunity to make a start on your Christmas cards, so reach for your favourite Magnolia and join in with us.
My card uses HAPPY CHRISTMAS TILDA, CHRISTMAS LACE DOOHICKEY and MAGNOLIA DESIGN PAPERS. I made it to resemble a vintage card.
The hanging sentiment tag uses a Lili of the Valley stamp and the lace is from the Ribbon Girl, The poinsettias and the centre die are both made using Marianne Dies. The off white card is Bazzill and has been aged with Distress ink.
 Tilda has been coloured with Distress re-inkers onto watercolour paper with Glamour dust to her hair bows and lace.
 Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps & Cutting dies. We carry over 1,400 stamps in stock at all times & over 4,000 dies from all your favorite brands. We offer very competitive shipping rates and we ship worldwide. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic
Entered for; Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in October
papertake weekly - anything goes
LHASM - 3  embellishments
Simply Magnolia - Lace & Pearls
Midweek Magnolia - Anything Goes
Time for Magnolia Challenge - Bingo = White/dies/text

I look forward to visiting your blogs.


Christina x



Monday, 6 October 2014

Lili of the Valley ~ Festive Post

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
 This is the second Christmas card  of my collection so far and I've used a
~ favourite stamp ~
 Festive Post by Lili of the Valley
I coloured the image with Distress re-inkers, adding tiny pearls, lots of Glamour dust coated Stickles... and a wooden snowflake, glittered of course! The image and card uses both red and white Bazzill card and the paper is Papermania. Sentiment from Magnolia - lace Ribbon Girl.

 How are you getting on with your Christmas cards?
I must admit, I start off loving making them but after six or seven I get a longing to use my pretty papers again.
That's all for today. I would love you to leave me a comment if you liked my card.

I would like to enter this card for these challenges
LOTV monthly challenge - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Glitz & Dazzle

Sunday, 28 September 2014


 Hello Tilda fans, welcome to my blog. 
I have happy news - today  I become part of Tilda's Town Design Team.
  My blog is quite new so I feel honoured to be asked to join this talented team.
I hope you can join in the challenges.
 Fussy & Fancy or Clean & Layered
This card is "Fussy and Fancy".
 If this card were a pizza it would be a fully loaded. There are all sorts of embellishments hiding among the lace and flowers.  I used two Do-hickey dies; Twisted Swirl and Tilda's Heart Lace, both cut from white Bazzill card.
The pretty card shape was cut using Go Kreate dies. I believe all the embellishments, lace and flowers are available from The Ribbon Girl. I have fallen in love with those little wooden hearts, so cute threaded with twine. 

 I stamped Tiptoe Tilda onto Langton Grain Satine watercolour paper and coloured her with Tim Holtz re-inkers.  She has Glamour Dust added to her lace and white pearl stringing round the edge.
 I hope you like my card and feel inspired to enter our challenge.
Please join us this week with your card.

Sending Hugs

Friday, 12 September 2014


I love Christmas and try to make as many cards as I can for friends and family. There's an autumnal feel to the air now and before we know it the colder weather will be here. I love to be warm and snug in my craft room, surrounded with pretty papers and glittery things. Bliss!
So, this is my first festive card using a Lili of the Valley stamp
 Ice Skating.

I used kraft card with some white Bazzill, adding some Joy Craft die cut snow flakes, then some pretty lace, ribbon and bead strings from the Ribbon Girl. A double bow holds two Lili of the Valley tags attached to a pearl brad.
I used Tim Holtz distress re-inkers to colour the image, on watercolour paper and added
copious amounts of Glamour Dust for ice and fur.  I love this cute image, it's a favourite of mine.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Tilda with Chanel the Puppy

Tilda with Chanel the Puppy
 I am so enjoying this beautiful summer weather.
All the same, my craft room calls to me and I had to make a card. This one uses another of my new stamps. They are so sweet! 
  I used distress re-inkers on Langton hot pressed, Grain Satin paper and Pro-Arte Polar brushes.

The papers are Maja - from the Sofiero collection.
 I love the soft pastel colours and ditsy patterns on these papers, they are so pretty.
They are distressed, inked and machine stitched.
 For the inside square, I've used an X Cut die - cutting three strips and joining them together.
The lovely lace and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl. I added a clear heart to the centre of the bow.
All the pink flowers are available from Wild Orchid Craft.
The metal corner and the resin butterfly have been heat embossed with Fran-tage - Shabby Pink
I also used a tiny amount around the image and Glamour Dust on the bows and petticoat.
I hope you like her. Thank you for looking in.

Entered for ; Tildas Town - Dies & Punches

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Strawberry Tilda

Strawberries are my favourite summer fruit and as Wimbledon approaches, I am sure many of us will be eating strawberries with cream.
For this card I rescued an older Tilda stamp and used Copics to colour her.
The paper is Magnolia, distressed and stitched.
The strawberry charm was a bargain Primark find.
 The strawberry flowers are paper blossoms and the leaves were cut
 with a Marianne die.
The rose ribbon and pearls are all from the Ribbon Girl.

Enjoy your strawberries this summer. 
Christina xxx

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Tilda with Lace Pants

Tilda with Lace Pants

First I must make a big apology for going AWOL for a while.
 A series of unfortunate events meant I had no time to make cards.
Then I came down with shingles and became out of order for a few weeks.
But just back from a lovely holiday in Turkey and I'm ready to reach for my Tilda stamps.
I still have a few new ones to ink.
I made this card post shingles and pre holiday.
Totally fell in love with her cuteness.
She was coloured with distress inks and I used postmarks on the edge.
The papers are from Maja as per usual, all distressed, inked and stitched.
I think most of the lace, ribbon and flowers were from the Ribbon Girl.
There is a doily behind Tilda,
Border -  Do-Crafts  die.
Flags - La-la land die.
So, that's all from me just now.
Christina xxx

Monday, 14 April 2014

A Card For a May Birthday - Magnolia, Garden Fairy Tilda

Another beautiful Spring day.
 The April sun is streaming down here in Kent and boy, does it feel good!
This is a pretty card using Magnolia Tilda the Garden Fairy.
 The papers are Maja, distressed, inked and stitched.
With additions of Pearl stringing, lace and flowers from The Ribbon Girl.
Tilda has also been inked, distressed and stitched. She was coloured with Copic Inks and her wings are glittered with fine Glamour Dust, as all wings should be.
I hope you have a great week.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Magnolia Tilda Hiding Bouquet

For todays card I have used Tilda Hiding Bouquet, one of my favourites.
I have made an easel card for a change, using Go Kreate
 and Marianne dies and a few doilies.
I have found out how hard it is to photograph easel cards!

Papers are Magnolia, inked and distressed. The pretty lace is from Live & Love crafts, the ribbon, pearl trim and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.

The Butterflies are cut from the same paper using Magnolia dies.

Tilda was painted using distress re-inkers.
 She has Glamour Dust on her petticoat lace and Stickles on the flowers, but due to bad light the details are not showing.

The gorgeous this and have ordered more!
Thank you all for looking girls.
Happy Crafting

Friday, 4 April 2014

Summer WeddingTilda

Today's card uses Magnolia's Summer Wedding Tilda from the Special Moments collection.
She is one of my favourite Tilda's of all time, so winsome and sweet!
I have colored her with Copic's and used Glamour dust all over her dress for sparkle and put some Perfect Pearls in her flowers.
 The papers are Maja Spring, from Live and Love Crafts, all stitched and inked and cut with Go Kreate dies. The butterflie dies are Magnolia and Marianne, layered and "stickled".
 The cheesecloth, pearl trim, lace and flowers are all available from

Have a lovely weekend
Christina x

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Magnolia Tilda with Eggs and Chick

My card today features little Tilda with Eggs and Chick.
 I thought it was time I actually made a card for Easter.
I have very little time lately and am very pleased the clocks have altered.
Another hour of crafting...yay!
She has been coloured using distress re-inkers and I have added a sprinkle of Frantage embossing around her.
The lace (if you can see it), pearls and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.
 Leaves are cut with Magnolia dies, the card and papers were cut using GoKreate dies and Tilda is on a Marianne die cut.
The Easter papers are "Spring Drop" by First edition, inked and stitched
 to white Bazzill card.
I never seem to run out of the paper in this pad. It makes an appearance every Spring and then goes back into it's drawer for the next.
Its lovely weather here, hope you are sharing it too.
Christina x


Monday, 17 March 2014

Magnolia Zodiac Collection - VirgoTilda

Hello Peep's
Today I have another Magnolia Zodiac Tilda card. This time it's Virgo Tilda.
 I love her hair but I'm new to colouring with inks & found it hard to do.
Still not happy with it really, lol.
It's a very girly card this time with lots of lace and butterflies.


 The papers are from the Sofiero Collection by Maja Design.
They are all inked and stitched by machine. 
I will soon have to order some more. They are so pretty!
The lace, pearls, flowers and butterflies can be found at The Ribbon Girl.
Dies are magnolia, border die Xcut. Butterflies are Prima resin.
I added a little sprinkle of shabby white & gold Frantage heat embossing.
Well that's all for now.
Enjoy your crafting.

Entered for Tilda's Town - Spring is in the Air

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Magnolia Zodiac Collection - Pisces Tilda

A big, Thank you to Mid Week Magnolias for choosing this card as part of the TOP THREE
in the FLOURISHES challenge.

This is the first of three cards I made last week.
 It's made using Pisces Tilda from the Zodiac collection and just for a change I coloured it with my Copics.
The papers are both from Magnolia, inked to the edges and stitched.
Most of the embellishments, lace, pearls etc., are available from
The Ribbon Girl.
 The card was cut using Go Kreate Dies, and the papers are matted and layered
 onto White Bazzill card. The beautiful clear, faceted hearts pick up mermaid colours from the papers. I love them!
I  added pearls to Tilda's hair and scattered Crystal Glamour Dust on her tail.
The pretty blue bead stringing around the image is also from the Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like her

Monday, 10 March 2014

Magnolia - Tilda with Magnolia Flower

Hello Card Making Friends
This is a card I made using Tilda with Magnolia Flower.
To make this I used a Go Kreate die set and Magnolia papers.
The papers are all inked and stitched.
It isn't a very good picture I'm afraid. The real card is much brighter and clearer. Tilda is coloured with distress re-inkers on Langton hot press paper.
 I added some butterflies and a selection of flowers from the Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid. The bead stringing and the gorgeous lace
 are also from the Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like her.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Special Moment Collection - Sakura Tilda

 Hello Crafters
Thank you for dropping by today.
This card features pretty Sakura Tilda from the Special Moments Collection.
I loved colouring her with distress re-inkers.

I used Go Kreate dies to cut the card and paper, inking and sewing the edges.
The paper is Maja Spring and I have cut butterflies to match, decorating them with stickles and pearls. The flowers are a mix of Wild Orchid and the Ribbon Girl. All the lace and pearl strings are Ribbon Girl.
Here's a closer look at Sakura Tilda.
I hope you have as much sunshine where you are as we have here in London today. I have been sitting in the garden as the sun is really warm.

Entered for Magnolialicious - Bling It Up
Magnolia Down Under - Butterflies

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Magnolia Tilda with Scent

Good Morning
My card today uses pretty Tilda with Scent. 
Being totally in love with her, I have to stop myself using her over and over.
The papers are Maja Sophiero, 
These papers have to be the prettiest I have ever used and perfect for Tilda.
 The card shape was cut using Go Create Dies and the edges are inked
and stitched using my sewing machine.
The other dies are from Spellbinder and Magnolia.
Tilda has been coloured using Tim Holtz distress inks on Langton Hot Press paper.
I have heat embossed around the image with just a tiny sprinkle of Shabby White Frantage. 
All the Flowers, Lace, Ribbon and Pearl Stringing are from The Ribbon Girl.
I am looking forward to the new Spring Magnolia stamps being released.
They seem to get sweeter with each new collection.
I am entering this card for ;Lovely Hang. & Sw. Magnolia - Pretty In Pink

Friday, 21 February 2014

Emily - Sylvia Zet

Hello Friends
 This card uses Emily, a pretty new stamp from Sylvia Zet.
 I used my Copics for a change. The different medium felt strange at first after being used to water colouring with inks. I like the different effects both give.

For this card I used papers from The Hobby House from the Love Me collection.
They are inked and stitched and layered onto white Bazzill card. All the flowers, ribbon and bead strings are available from The Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Craft. The dies used are all Marianne.
I added some tiny gems amongst the roses for some sparkle.

   Brown, Pink and Green is one of my favourite colour combinations for Spring, and it won't be long now girls.
I am entering this card for ;




Thursday, 20 February 2014

Magnolia Little London Collection - London Tilda

Hello Crafters


I have had fun colouring London Tilda this week.

 And it has been raining here in London too much this year.

I coloured her with Tim Holtz Distress Inks on Langton paper with

Pro-Arte round tipped brushes. The papers are Maja Spring and they have been inked and stitched after being cut with Go-Kreate dies.
The doily and image die are both Marianne and the leaves are Magnolia dies, All the flowers are available from The Ribbon Girls as is the lace.

The sun is out today, Friday so I was able to take a better picture for you.

 I used Shabby White Frantage to heat emboss around Tilda and Star Dust Stickles for the rain.

 A few little pearls and hearts are also dotted about.

 I would like to enter this card for 

 I hope you have a lovely weekend.