Sunday, 26 April 2015

Mail Tilda - Tildas Town Challenge

Hello Friends
 I hope you are all enjoying this lovely time of year.
I love the long lazy days of Spring into Summer with light mornings and evenings, meaning more crafting time.
I am here with my DT card for Tildas Town where
the theme is Anything Goes.
 I chose to ink the new "Mail Tilda" for my card.
This is my favourite Tilda of the WWW collection. I love her hair and the cute pockets in her jumpsuit. She is coloured with distress inks and stitched to a fancy circle.
The papers are Maja as is usual for me and they are shaped using Go Kreate dies. The edges have been painted with gesso, stitched and mounted onto Bazzill white card,
The dies are Magnolia, Marianne and Little Darlings and the flowers and lace are from my stash.
The weather has broken here in London and it is raining.
Time to catch up with my colouring I think. I have been out and about in the sunshine far too much and neglecting my card making.
Thank you all for your sweet comments, they are SO appreciated.

Monday, 20 April 2015

All About Magnolia Challenge - Follow Me Tilda

I  am here with my first Design Team card for
 All About Magnolia. I am so happy and proud to be part of this new Magnolia Challenge and hope you will play along with us. 
The theme for this month is Anything Goes and you have another two weeks to enter.
 We would love to see your creations.  Magnolia Stamps are our sponsor.... How great is that! Every month we will draw two of you as winners.

I  inked up"Follow Me Tilda" for this card.
 She is part of the World Wide Web collection. These new stamps are perfect for teen cards, they are so fresh and up to the minute. 

I  know a certain young lady who sprawls on the floor  just like this.
 And she spends hours playing with her phone...but that's another stamp...
I  painted Tilda with distress ink onto Langton Hot Pressed paper.  The edges are distressed and machine stitched
 The papers are Maja Spring, shaped with Go Create dies, painted with gesso and stitched.
The Doo Hickey,"Bride Bow" has a wooden heart,  gesso painted and the lace is "Samsara". Both are available from Live and Love Crafts. I love the soft embroidery and shape of this lace. It is so pretty. The flowers are from my stash.
The large heart die is cut with Marianne LR0299.

grab button for All About Magnolia Challenge
 Happy Dance! Thanks' Ally & girlies xxx
Thanks' for visiting my blog today. I am sure you will want to visit the other DT members blogs. They are all extremely talented and have made some wonderful cards for your inspiration .

A big THANK YOU to my new followers.



Sunday, 12 April 2015

Stop in the Name of Love Tilda

I hope you have shared with me, the beautiful weather here in the south east of England. It has been wonderful, just like Summer and forecasted to continue. I love sunshine so much...
Time for a new challenge over at "Tildas Town"  This week we would like to see "Flowers".  So, add some flowers to a Magnolia card or project and join in with us. You have the  chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to use at Tilda’s Town online Magnolia store.
For today's card, I inked and coloured, "Stop in the Name of Love Tilda" and matched her to some pretty Pion papers.
 As usual I coloured Tilda using distress re-inkers. Then added some Perfect Pearls and stitching.
The papers have had gesso and stitching to the edges. I used the same papers to cut a butterfly top layer using a Joy craft die and added pearls in their centre.  A matching bow holds a pearl and diamant√© heart and a Swirl Doo Hickey is holding the sentiment.
The flowers are from my stash, mainly from Hobby Craft, with leaves cut from a Marianne die .
I was pleased with this card. I think I am getting better  using my inks. The shading has become more delicate in colour and Tilda's face has clear definition now. I like to keep a white area in the centre with colour just to the edges and cheeks. I can, and do spend hours colouring this little person. I just love her.
Thank you for all your comments, I love to read them.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015


Did you have a lovely Easter....and eat lots of Easter eggs?
I did and have a real chocolate hangover right now!
I have decided to eat less and exercise more this week, which will be hard to do as I love to just sit and colour.
This is one of the new Magnolia stamps, Celebration Tilda.
Papers are Maja "Nyhavn", cut with Go Kreate dies and dosed with some added gesso and stitching.
 This daisy lace can be found at The Ribbon girl. I mixed it with some blue gingham eyelet lace from my craft box. My dies are a mix of Joy Craft, Marianne and Memory Box. The bow and tag are  Doo Hickey dies from Magnolia.
 Tiny heart shaped gems and Tiara Stickles decorate her hair. I really like this stamp and it is one that will be useful for many occasions.
Thank you for dropping by and a big hug for my followers.
I love to read your comments.
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