Tuesday, 14 August 2018

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #34 - and a DT Call!

Hi, guys! Festive greetings - we have a new challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge! As usual the theme is Anything Christmas Goes and it doesn't have to be a card!

We also have a DT Call so hop over and check out the details!

While sorting my stamp sets I came across this cute Merry and Bright set from Simon Says Stamp, which came in an old kit along with Doodlebug papers from the Here Comes Santa Claus paper pad.


I used an MFT Stitched Scalloped Border Die for the snowbanks, with some icicle Stickles to add streaks of glitter. I used red Nuvo Drops for Rudolph's nose and the baubles on the tree.

My teamies, as usual, have made gorgeous examples to inspire you!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

love Mags B x

Monday, 13 August 2018

Dream Valley Challenges #184 Animals

Good morning! Happy Monday, everyone, I hope this is the start of a good week for you!

Our new challenge at Dream Valley is Animals. Our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy and a lucky winner will be able to choose 3 of their digis!

I went with the adorable Little Dragons (scroll down to find the image.)


All the papers are from the Snippets drawer, which is now almost too full to shut properly! I took the colours for my dragons from the spotted paper, using mint green and purple to make a congratulations card on the birth of twins.

Do fly over to Dream Valley to see what my teamies have made and be inspired to join in!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 11 August 2018

My Time to Craft #377 More Than One Fold

Good morning, my lovelies! I hope you're all keeping well. We have a new Challenge at My Time to Craft which is to use More than one fold.

I made a Diamond Top Card - the link is to Christina Griffith's very useful website.


The papers are from stash. I masked and gold-embossed the flowers and leaves, and used Zig Real Brush markers to colour them, then used a Spellbinders Lacy Square die to cut them out. The gold-embossed sentiment is from an old Hero Arts stamp set.

The diamond top fold is a bit tricky at first, but I practised on printer paper until I got it right!

Go and see my teamies'lovely creations, and welcome the 4 new members of the DT!

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

love Mags B x

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Roses, roses all the way!

Hi, guys! On Saturday I posted an ATC for the latest challenge at My Time to Craft and I wondered what it would look like made into a bigger card. Here's the ATC:


And now here's the card:


Both are very pink!!

The papers are the same and I used white seam binding on the card instead of ribbon upcycled from a blouse. I used a 2-part MFT Blueprints 18 die for the background, which is why the card is a mirror-image. As before, I fussy-cut the flowers and leaves and added them to give dimension.

What do you think?

Thanks for looking, and I hope you're having a great day.

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #33

Hi, guys! I hope your week is going well! We had rain again last night, woo-hoo! The garden smelt lovely and fresh this morning!

To counteract the heat, it's time for our next challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge We've had a glitch on our post on the blog, I'm afraid, but keep checking back! I added the Top Five to the first comment under the blogpost.

Anyway, here's my Christmas card:


The image is a very old C C Designs stamp called 'Stocking Boy.' I used papers from an old Kaisercraft pad, the background is glittered!

Do join in our Challenge, you can make anything Christmassy, it doesn't have to be a card!

Thanks for looking

love Mags b x

Monday, 30 July 2018

Dream Valley Challenge #183 Christmas in July

First of all, a massive apology to all followers of Dream Valley and our lovely DT! I forgot to add my card to the blogpost. What a plonker!

Our theme is Christmas in July and our gorgeous sponsor is All Dressed Up Stamps.


This sweet image is All Dressed Up for Christmas.

The papers are Merry Little Christmas by First Edition, which is sadly out of print. The gold and green ribbon is from stash. I added sparkle to her wings and Nuvo Drops to the baubles on the tree. The sentiment came with a magazine, I like the pop of teal against the trad red and green!

Thanks for looking and have a fab wee!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 28 July 2018

My Time to Craft #376 Artist Trading Card (ATC)

Hiya! I hope everyone's having an enjoyable weekend!

Today there's a new challenge at My Time to Craft and this fortnight we'd like to see Artist Trading Cards, or ATCs. These are little cards, 2 and a half inches by 3 and a half inches, which you decorate. Yes, like Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards, but prettier!

I was inspired by a 6 x 6 pad of papers called The Peony Avenue by Studio 5


I cut 2 papers to size and sliced across them at an angle and reassembled them. I gold embossed the edges using Versamark and embossing powder. I fussy cut flowers and leaves from one of the papers. Then I went over the flowers with a sparkle pen. I also decorated the back


It was very interesting working on such a small scale, and now I want to make a co-ordinating card to see if it will work when expanded!

Do go and see my teamies' fab ATCs, they are so varied and original!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x