Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #35

Hi, guys! It's time for another Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge!

For a change I have made a pillow box, not a card!


I used the Sizzix Pillow Box and Poinsettia die and snippets of paper from the scrap drawer. The poinsettia has gold glamour dust added to make it glitter, and the 'merry christmas' ribbon is from Hobbycraft.

Go and see what my teamies have made and say hello to new DT member Marleen!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Monday, 27 August 2018

Dream Valley Challenge #185 Autumn Colours

Good morning! Our new challenge at Dream Valley is to use Autumn Colours.

Our sponsor is the fab Dies to Die For">


I used an old Lawn Fawn stamp to mask 3 sunflowers and a vase.


It's a very versatile challenge this time - go and see my teamies' creations and be inspired!

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 25 August 2018

My Time to Craft #378 Christmas in August

Good morning, lovely pals! There's a newChallenge at My Time to Craft and it's Christmas in August - a very good reason to get into that pesky Christmas card list before the rush in November!

I have made a small card, 4.5 inches square, using a very cute Lawn Fawn Stamp called Winter Unicorn.


It's very pink and girly! The paper is from an ancient magazine freebie. I coloured and cut out the unicorn and added Diamond Stickles to her mane and tail. I die-cut a Zig zag stitched circle by MFTand stamped the sentiment before adding the unicorn and 3 gold heartscut with a Simon Says Stamp die. The snowflakes are actually table confetti, bought in a post-Christmas sale! I added Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Drops to the centres.

I also made a more general 'winter' card with Lawn Fawn's Winter Alpaca stamp.


It's made the same way as the unicorn card, but is perhaps more suitable for a boy.

Go and see what my teamies have made, then get out your Christmas (not winter!) goodies and join in the fun!

Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!

love Mags B x

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