Thursday, 26 November 2015

CRAFT Challenge DT #339 Winter

Good grief, it's Thursday already! I hope everyone is looking forward to a great weekend! I will be at my Church's 'Crib and Candles' Festival, I am going to have a stall selling cards for the first time! If any of you are near Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire on Saturday, pop into St Paul's Church (opposite Morrison's) and come and say hello! Also there will be.... CREAM TEAS!

Now back to your regular schedule. The new CRAFT Challenge is Winter. I made a Winter birthday card:


I apologise for the rather dull photo!


The image is Snow-covered lamp post by Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps. Of course the most famous lamp post in literature is the one in 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' where it stands alone in the middle of a forest in Narnia. So I picked some paper from my stash that has trees on it.

The ribbon is also from stash, and the snowflakes were cut with a Whimsy snowflake border die with gold sequins added to the middle.

Our sponsors this week are:

Doctor Digi's House of Stamps

Whoopsie Daisy

Di's Digi Stamps

My teamies have made some very fun Winter creations, do go and have a look!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Dream Valley DT Challenge #210 Stitching - real or faux.

Yikes! I should have posted this on Monday, I apologise!!!

At Dream Valley we would like to see Stitching on your project, either real or faux. Or sponsor this fortnight is The Hobby House

I went with two variants on faux stitching:


The Clearly Besotted flower was white heat-embossed on watercolour paper and then painted. The sentiment is by Altenew from the Halftone Hello stamp set and I stamped it in gold Delicata ink. I used a Lawn Fawn STITCHED rectangle to die-cut the images and added STITCHES around the edge with a brown pen.

Have a look at what my teamies have made, and then have a go!

Thanks for looking!

Mags B x

Saturday, 21 November 2015

My Time to Craft DT Challenge #309 'Let It Snow.'

Hi, guys! I hope your weekend is going swingingly! It's a blowy, chilly day here in S-E Hertfordshire, with clouds racing across a pale blue sky - pretty to look at, as long as you're warmly dressed!

Unlike many of you guys we have not yet had any snow, but our new Challenge at My Time to Craft is Let It Snow so let's see lots of snowflakes!

I used a fabulous digi from Sassy Studios called Snow Queen Portrait she is a joy to colour!


I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle dies to cut out the image and silver mat. I distressed the image edges with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and then added snowflakes from Simon Says Stamp's 'Lots of Snowflakes' stamp set in the same ink and added Baby Blue Stickles. The background paper is from stash, and the ribbon came from Hobbycraft. The glitter snowflakes were cut with a Memory Box Snowflake Border die.

Go and see the lovely, snow-bedecked creations that my teamies have made, and dig out your prettiest snowflake stamps and dies and have a go at the Challenge!

Thanks for looking, and stay snug!!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 19 November 2015

CRAFT Challenge #338 Christmas Present

Hi, guys! Our CRAFT Challenge this week is Christmas Present

I used a cute image from Sunsational Stamps called 'Got Presents?' Can you spot my mistake....?


Yep, I gave the elf red hair! I got rather carried away with my Copics and coloured too far. However, there's no reason than an elf shouldn't have red hair, is there???

My papers were from stash, and the twine originally arrived tied round a box of soaps, so it was a present, too! At the top is a string of Jingle Bells cut in gold card with a Memory Box die.

Our sponsors this week are:

Digital Delights

A Day for Daisies

Sunsational Stamps

Sorry there are no logos, I've not yet transferred them from the old laptop!!

Now hop over and see my teamies' gorgeous creations, and be inspired!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 12 November 2015

CRAFT Challenge DT Challenge #337 Christmas

Hi, guys! We have our regular Christmas Challenge at CRAFT Challenge This will be a very swift post, as I'm still transferring files to my new laptop, and this poor old machine is getting hot and bothered!

Our sponsors are: Wags'n'Whiskers

and Craft Classes Online

and Deedee's digis

I used 'Zoe and Gemma's Snow Fun' by Wags'n'Whiskers, such a sweet image!


I used Promarkers to colour the image and added Stickles to the snow. The papers are from stash. The holly and berries are by Clearly Besotted, and so is the sentiment.

Sorry to be in such a rush, but I don't want to be shut down through overheating in the middle of the post!

Take care, and thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Monday, 9 November 2015

Dream Valley DT Challenge #119 Shaped cards - no squares or rectangles!

Hi, everyone! We have a Shaped Card challenge at Dream Valley but we want no squares or rectangles! Not even elegant die-cut ones with pretty edging!!

Our sponsor is the very lovely Di's Digi Stamps


I have made another Christmas card - I'm not tired of making them yet! It's a samll card, just over 4 inches in diameter, and the base was made with a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circle die.


The papers are by Lili of the Valley. I die-cut a white circle then used the Memory Box Tiny Village die to make the horizon. The Snowpeople are from the Paper Smooches 'Cool Dudes' set, stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with Inktense pencils, and the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted's Signature Christmas Additions set. I curved the sentiment along the outside of the circle die so it would fit.

Sorry about the lack of links, my laptop is close to overheating and switching off!

Have a great week and thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 7 November 2015

My Time to Craft DT Challenge #308 Quilt It!

Evening, all! Apologies for the late post, I have a new laptop to replace the one which keeps overheating and shutting down, and my daughter's lovely young man has been sorting it out and setting it up this afternoon!

Our Challenge at My Time to Craft is to Quilt It! So we'd like to see quilt-type papers or stamps, or else you can cut up papers and make your own quilt pattern, which is what I did.


I added white dashes to imitate quilting. The image and sentiment are from an old stamp set by Clearly Besotted called 'My Cup of Tea.' I stamped in Mama elephant Ocean Pigment Ink. The papers are from stash.

Go and see what my inventive teamies have done with the theme, and then have a go!

Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!

love Mags B x

PS this is a slightly wonky photo, the teapot is actually straight, not slanted!!!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

CRAFT Challenge #336 - Sketch.

Good morning from a very grey and gloomy Hertfordshire! It's time for another Challenge at CRAFT Challenge and it's another great sketch by Jo.


And here's my interpretation, using 'Martini Pin Up Sassy' by Sassy Studio Designs


Originally I was going to make a birthday card, but I found the Paper Smooches sentiment and since I can't resist a very bad pun, made another Christmas card!

There is a lot of bling on this card! Wink of Stella on the red dress and the poinsettia, gold embossing on the sentiment, glossy accents on the olives, and lots of gems! The poinsettia was cut and embossed with a Marianne die, and the ribbon and paper are from stash.

Our sponsors:

Crafty Ribbons

DRS Designs

Sassy Studio Designs

Don't forget to check out my teamies' variations on the sketch!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x