Friday, 19 October 2018

My Time to Craft #382 Halloween or Cats.

Hi, guys! I hope you're all having a good week! We have a new Challenge at My Time to Craft which is Halloween Or Cats. Halloween because it's mid-October and Cats because not everyone wants to make Halloween cards.

As a rule I don't make Halloween cards, mainly because I have so few friends who'd like one, but this time I fell for an image from the Love from Lizi October crd kit.


Too cute!

Everything came from the kit, it's so much easier when everything is designed to co-ordinate! Otherwise I spend ages fossicking around for suitable papers!

Prowl over to our Challenge blog site and be inspired by my teamies' creations!

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Two Retro Cards!

Hi, guys! I'm just popping by to post a couple of cards made with the Love from Lizi October card kit.

The first is a thank you card for my bro and sis-in-law, who we visited last Sunday. I CASEd a card made in this video from 2009 by Kristina Werner for Two Peas in a Bucket, a USA shop that has sadly closed down. The videos are still available, though!


The papers, peel-offs and embossing folder is from the kit. The circle sentiment is an anciet one from Hero Arts and the ribbon is from stash.


Here everything, except the sentiment, is from the kit.

The papers have a lovely Retro feel, I think!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #38

Good morning! I hope you are all having a good week! We have a new Challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge but before I go any further I must apologise that my card isn't on the Challenge blog. I was so certain that I'd uploaded it that I forgot to check! D'oh!!!

Anyway, as usual the Challenge is Anything Christmas Goes and here is my card.


The sentiment and images came free with a magazine recently and have a very 'Scandi' feel so I went with red and white. The background paper is from stash and I added white Nuvo drops to the middle of the poinsettias. The embossing folder for the white strip came with the same magazine and I added gold peel-offs to trim the edges and match the gold embossing on the sentiment. I also used an MFT scalloped edge die along one side.

Tonight I am joining my local Mothers' Union members to stitch felt stockings to be filled with little gifts for deprived children in the area, and I've been cross-stitching Scandinavian motifs to decorate them. I'd forgotten how addictive cross stitch can be!

Thanks so much for looking, and enjoy your week!

love Mags B x



Monday, 8 October 2018

Dream Valley Challenges #188 Flowers

Hi, guys! There is a new Challenge at Dream Valley today and the theme is Flowers. I'm a bit early today as the post on the blog isn't up yet, I hope you don't mind!

Our fab sponsor is Sheepski Designs and Andrea very kindly provided some of her beautiful images for the DT to use.

I chose the delicate and pretty Wild Roses digi and coloured in Promarkers, not Copics, because I knew that the Rose colours would match my papers.


The papers are from my stash, I must have had them 8 years! The sentiment is from an old Penny Black stamp set and is gold-embossed. The lace came from our local market. I also added a gold peel-off from Love From Lizi and Nuvo Drops in Bubblegum Blush.

I am so pleased with this card, it turned out just how I imagined it!!!

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

love Mags B x

Friday, 5 October 2018

My Time to Kraft #380 Use Kraft card

Hi, guys! Our new Challenge at My Time To Kraft is touse Craft on your creation! (Do you see what I did there?!)

I love the effect of white embossing on kraft, so I found a stamp with a solid image on it and got to work!


The stamp is an old one from Chocolate Baroque, and the sentiment is from the same set. The background paper is from Bazzill Basics Kraft Foil paper pad and it's gorgeous, the stripes are in gold foil on a kraft background. The white ribbon and sequins are from stash.

I managed to cut the paper a bit too shortfor the card base, but I trimmed the base down and I think it looks ok!

Thanks for looking, and have a lovely weekend!

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #37 Anything Christmas Goes.

Hi, guys! I hope your week has started well and that it will get even better!

In 3 months' time it will be Christmas Day - so let's get going with Christmas cards! There's a new Challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge to encourage you!

I have made 2 masculine cards, using items from a Love From Lizi card kit from last year.


Both cards are made with cut-aparts featuring stags.


I added gold peel-offs to the edges of the vertical paper on the first card, and a gold mirri die-cut greeting. The second has a gold mirri mat, a gold ribbon and dots of Nuvo Drops over dots on the image.

I find masculine Christmas cards quite hard, but I'm pleased with these!

Go and see what my talented teamies have created, and dig out your Christmas stash!

Thanks for looking

love Mags B x


Monday, 24 September 2018

Dream Valley Challenge #187 Pearls or Gems

Good morning, my lovelies! I hope you're all keeping well. We have a new Challenge at Dream Valley - use Pearls or Gems.

I may have gonne a bit over the top with the gems on my Christmas card! But can you have too much bling at Christmas? I don't think so!


I used a Spellbinders 6 x 6 die for the background, the centre is in the shape of their Labels One and I used a Decorative Labels One die cut in patterned paper to cover it. Sadly, it seems that the Labels One dies are no longer available.

The papers are from Dovecraft's The Magic of Christmas 6 x 6 pad. The background paper has wreaths on it, and I like how bits of the wreaths peep through the trellis. The sentiment is from Lil' Inkers All the Christmas You'll Ever Need stamp set (also, sadly, out of print.)

I used 3 sizes of clear gems from stash, going from the largest in the middle to the tiniest at the edge.

Go and see my teamies' gorgeous creations and join in the Challenge!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x