Monday, 24 June 2019

Dream Valley Challenges #205 Yellow and Black

Hi, guys! We have a new challenge at Dream Valley and it's to use yellow and black on your project.

Our sponsor is the gorgeous All Dressed Up and Wendy kindly gave us a couple of her adorable images to use. I chose Magical Woodland it is so cute.


The background is made with the Honeybee layering die set from Birch Press, and I used up scraps of orange, black and yellow card forthe die-cutting. The die-cut sentiment uses a Love from Lizi die and a snippet of black glitter cardstock.

Have a look of my teamies' creations, they have made some very pretty cards!

Thanks for looking and - Bee Happy!

love Mags B x

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #52

Hi, guys! It's mid-June and the rain is tipping down. A good reason to make a Christmas card or two! Especially since we have a new Challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

I have used one of my favourite Christmas stamps, Penny Black's Antique Santa. Such a delight to colour!


I used up some very old paper that came free with a magazine long ago, and some equally old red mirror card. I added stickles to Santa's hat and the star on his wand. The gold-embossed sentiment is also old, it came from Clearly Besotted.

I wish I could say that my humongous stack of paper pads obtained over the last ten years was shrinking - but no!! I'm sure we all have that problem!!

Hopefully you can all dig into your Christmas stacks and make a card and join our challenge! My teamies, as usual, have done sterling work to give you inspiration.

Thanks for looking, my dearios, and I hope your week is going well.

love Mags B x

Saturday, 15 June 2019

My Time to Craft! #399 Watercolour

Hi, guys! I apologise that I'm a day late with my DT post for My Time to Craft! However, better late than never!

Our new theme is Watercolour and I have used 2 versions - watercolour paints, and Distress Oxide ink smooshing. I also made 2 cards.


Here is the second card:


The flowers are from the May kit from Simon Says Stamp, I stamped them on watercolour paper and painted them, then fussy cut them. The backgrounds are smooshed with Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxides. The sentiments came from the same kit. Finally I added Nuvo Drops here and there.

My talented teamies have made some gorgeous cards to inspire you to get out your watercolours and have a go!

Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!

love Mags B x

Monday, 10 June 2019

Dream Valley #204 Summer Colours

Good morning from a very wet S-E Hertfordshire! Our new Challenge at Dream Valley is to use Summer Colours. Well, today the colours outside are mostly grey, and the only summer colours I can see are on my card!


Having seen a lot of gorgeous creations with Turnabout Stamps by Concord & 9th, I have had a go myself, using the Wreath Turnabout. I chose 4 dye inks in bright colours, loaded upmy Misti with the stamp and a Turnabout Jig and started to stamp.

It really was very easy, especially now that the stamps come with a printed acetate sheet that helps with lining up the stamp. I used orange card for the cardbase to keep the bright theme going!

Finally I used an MFT Celebrate die to cut the sentiment in gold card and added some pearly Nuvo Drops around the wreath.

Take a gander at my teamies' bright and summery creations, they will cheer you up!

Thanks for looking and have a great week.

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #51

Hi, guys! It's time for another Challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge where it's always Anything Goes.

I used snippets of paper and glitter card from the Snippets Drawer, and an image from an old Clearly Besotted stamp.


I added gold stickles to the Rockin' Robin's crown, and dots of Nuvo Drops to the papers.

Have a look at my teamies' fab creations to be inspired!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x