Thursday, 18 August 2016

CRAFT Challenge #377 Christmas.

Good grief, is it Thursday already? Time for a CRAFT Challenge It's our monthly Christmas theme!

I used Kendall by Nikki Burnette for my card.


I went a bit over the top with the gold card - but, hey, Christmas cards need some bling! The papers are by Die-Cuts With a View and unfortunately are out of print, I do like the bright colours!

I went to town on the die-cutting! The frame is made with Spellbinders Decorative Labels 28 and the corners I think are by Whimsy Stamps - I've had the die so long that it's lost its label! The ribbon is from stash and the heat-embossed sentiment is LotV.

Our lovely sponsor this week is Nikki Burnette


Have a look at the inspiration that my talented teamies have made for you, and join in!

Thanks for looking!

Merry Christmas!

love Mags B x


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Dratted Word Verification.

Is Blogger playing the fool again? I keep getting WV when I try to comment on some blogs. I've checked my blog (in Settings) to make sure WV is turned off, which it is. Why can't Blogger, Facebook etc just leave us alone?!

love Mags B x

Monday, 15 August 2016

Dream Valley Challenge #138 Pretty in Pink - and a DT Call

Happy Monday!

At Dream Valley this fortnight we have a theme of Pretty in Pink so go to town with all your pink supplies! Our sponsor is the awesome All Dressed Up and a lucky winner will be able to choose 2 of Wendy's lovely images.


I used the sweet Flyaway Butterfly


I went a bit overboard with the pink! I'm not sure what the papers are, they came with a kit from Studio Calico. The butterflies are from Joycrafts and the gems, ribbon and bobble trim are from stash.

We still have a DT Call on, the details are Here and it closes next week.

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 13 August 2016

My Time to Craft #327 Embossing - Heat or Dry...

...or both!

It's My Time to Craft Challenge day! We have a lovely theme this fortnight, it's Embossing. I used dry embossing (using a folder and my die-cutting machine) and also heat embossing. I enjoyed it so much that I made two cards!


This card uses a snowflake embossing folder that came with my Cuttlebug about 6 years ago! The wreath is from Holly Motifs by Spellbinders and the gold-embossed sentiment is from Joyful Greetings by Paper Smooches.


This card is made in exactly the same way. The background is embossed with a Spellbinders Flora M-Bossabilities folder. The die-cuts are also Spellbinders, this time from Cascading Grace. The central red piece is embossed and added with foam pads to give a bit of dimension. The gold embossed sentiment is by Clearly Besotted but seems to be discontinued.

See what my teamies at My Time to Craft have created to inspire you!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 11 August 2016

CRAFT Challenge #376 Anything Goes.

Hello! On Tuesday I had my 6th chemo session, which means I'm now halfway through! A nice little milestone! It'll be over by Christmas!

It's also Thursday, which means a new CRAFT Challenge This week it's Anything Goes - nice and easy!


This glamorous lady is Queen of Hearts Hat by Rick St Dennis. The papers are from the Splendid collection by Authentique. I used green seam binding and cream lace from stash, and two wooden hearts which I coloured with a purple Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.

The sentiment reads 'It's a lot of work to be this glamorous' and is from Girls Rock by LDRS Creative.

Our fab sponsors this week are:

Rick St Dennis


Craft Classes Online


The Cutting Cafe


Look at my teamies' work for inspiration, their creations are lovely!

Thanks for looking!

love, Mags B x

Thursday, 4 August 2016

CRAFT Challenge #375 - Colour Combo

Good morning, my dearios! I hope your week is going well! Today I shall mostly be listening to the cricket while I potter about. Before then, here is our new CRAFT Challenge which is this lovely colour combo:


I have used a pretty image from one of our sponsors, this is Dahlias from SLS Lines


My papers are all Snippets, those leftover scraps from previous crafting, so I don't know their origins. The mustard coloured strip has a scalloped edge made with a Fiskars Punch. The ribbon is from stash and the enamel dots are Doodlebug Sprinkles. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted

Our lovely sponsors are:

SLS Lines Digital Stamps


Kat Scrappiness

Have a look on our blog for the prizes you could win, and admire the inspiration that my teamies have made!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Monday, 1 August 2016

Dream Valley #137 Buttons and Bows - and a DT Call!

Hiya! We have DT Call at Dream Valley Challenges. If you've ever wanted to try a Design Team, now's your chance! We are a very friendly bunch! Hop over to the blog, there's a pinned post with all the details. Give it a go!!!

Now for this fortnight's Challenge, and our theme is Buttons and Bows. I have several buttons on my card and there's one real bow and also one on the cute image!


The sweet image is Katie Jumping Rope by sponsor Robyn's Fetish.  The papers are from an old pad by Cart-us called 'Flowers & Birds' which sadly seem to be discontinued.  The buttons and ribbon are from stash.  I distressed the image mat with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, and gave her dress some sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella pen.

Have a look at my lovely teamies' creations and be inspired!

Thanks for looking, and I'll leave you with something I've been singing since I made this card! Ladies and gentlemen - 'Buttons and Bows' sung by Bob Hope!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x9MuNsV1Tg

Apologies, I can't seem to get a picture here, but you have to listen, this is very funny!

love Mags B x