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

Friday, 21 September 2018

My Time to Craft #380 Food and Drink

Hello, my dearios! It's been a very busy fortnight, we went on holiday to North Norfolk for a week then just had time to do a load of washing before we were off again to Dublin, to witness my daughter and her lovely young man get married in the registry office there. They had the party in May, this was just the paperwork - not the usual way to go about things, I know! Afterwards we had a delicious meal, and a stroll around Dublin's Fair City. It is such a beautiful place!

Anyway, we're finally back to normal and there is a new Challenge at My Time to Craft which is Food and/orDrink. No, I haven't mistaken the day, the Challenge has moved from Saturday to Friday.


I used items from the Simon Says Stamp card kit for February 2017. The stamp and sentiment come from Simon's Coffee and Tea stamp set and the paper is Doodlebug's Cream and Sugar 6 x 6 paper pad. The ribbon is from stash.

My teamies have made some delicious cards to inspire you, go and see!

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #36

Hi! We have a new Challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge where it's always Anything Christmas Goes.


This is very shiny! The papers came from a Love from Lizi kit, aren't they gorgeous?

My teamies have made some lovely Christmas creations, do have a look!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Monday, 10 September 2018

Dream Valley #186 Girlie

A very quick post today, I'm packing for a trip to Ireland!

Our Dream Valley challenge this fortnight is Girlie and our sponsor is Paper Nest Dolls.


My teamies have also used Paper Nest Dolls images, do go and see!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 8 September 2018

My Time to Craft! #379 Under the Sea

Hi, guys! I hope you're having a lovely weekend! Ye Olde Manne and I have just spent a week in Beautiful North Norfolk, visiting stately homes, riding on a train pulled by a steam engine, watching birds and reading. It was so restful!

Now we're home again and the washing machine is working overtime. It's also time for a new Challenge at My Time to Craft! whose theme is Under the Sea.

Before I go on, please note that the day for our Challenge is changing. From the next Challenge WE ARE CHANGING FROM FORTNIGHTLY SATURDAYS TO FORTNIGHTLY FRIDAYS.

For my card I used an image from Pollycraft - which is now under the wing of Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Unfortunately this mermaid is no longer available, but do check out the adorable Chester the Monkey!


I used blue and green papers from the snippets drawer and White Nuvo Drops. I went round the image with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. The sentiment is made with a die from a Love from Lizi kit.

Have a look at my teamies' aquatic creations and join in!

Don't forget the Challenge is changing to FRIDAYS!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x