Monday, 18 November 2019

Dream Valley #214 Favourite Colour Combo

Good morning! There's a new Challenge at Dream Valley to cheer up your Monday! Our theme is Your Favourite Colour Combo.

Our sponsor is the gorgeous Polkadoodles. I have used the beautiful Winter Time Octavia.


My colours are blue and yellow, with silver. This is a fabulous image to colour! The papers are from my stash. I used a silver Bubble Peel-off and a Handwritten Happy Birthday die, both from Love from Lizi.

Nikky kindly sent some adorable images for my teamies to use, and they have created some gorgeous inspiration for you on the blog!

Do join in the Challenge and show off your favourite colours!

Thanks for looking, and have a good week!

love Mags b x

Friday, 15 November 2019

My Time to Craft #410 Christmas Animals

Hiya! My, it's a cold, dank day today! Just the kind of weather to stay indoors with a big mug of tea and craft!

Our new theme at My Time to Craft is Christmas Animals. I dug out this adorable stamp from Penny Black's Christmas Critters stamp set. These caroling mice are perfect for our Church Choir leader's card this year!


I used some gorgeous foiled paper from my stash, which came from First Edition but is sadly no longer available. I matted everything onto gold mirri card and used a scallop punch to decorate the corners of the image. Finally I added stickles to the snow under the mice's feet.

Christmas is coming!

Have a look at the adorable cards my teamies have made, and join in the fun!

Thanks for looking, and have a lovely weekend!

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #60 Anything Christmas Goes.

Hi there! I hope you're all keeping well! Are you thinking about Christmas yet? We have another challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge to inspire you.


I have been making quite a few simple cards like this, where the emphasis is on patterned paper. I have a LOT of patterned paper! I used First Edition Believe in Magic papers - the red layer is glittered. I cut the snowflake with a MFT Die-namics Layered Snowflakes set using Love from Lizi's White Snow glitter cardstock. I love Lizi's glitter cardstock, it doesn't shed!

The sentiment is from Simply Winter Sentiments by Lawn Fawn. Finally I added White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops around the snowflake.

My teamies have left some wonderful inspiration for you on the Challenge Blog, do go and see!

Thanks for looking, and have a great week.

love Mags B x

Monday, 4 November 2019

Dream Valley Challenges #213 All That Glitters

Good morning! I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Our new Challenge at Dream Valley is All That Glitters. So let's see shimmer, sparkle and shine to cheer up these dreicht November days!

Our sponsor is the wonderful Dies to Die For and there is a £15 voucher awaiting one lucky winner!


The photo of my Christmas shaker card doesn't show how glittery the die-cut wreath is, sadly.

I die-cut green glitter paper with MFT's Winter Wreath die. The bow is from the same set, cut in red pearlised card. The papers are from an old First Edition pad which unfortunately seems to be out of print. The gold-embossed sentiment is made with a stamp from a magazine gift.

Thanks for looking, and may your week be full of sparkle and glitter!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 2 November 2019

My Time to Craft! #409 No Squares or Rectangles

Eek! I'm so sorry my post for the new My Time to Craft Challenge is a day late! No excuses - I forgot.

Anyway, our theme is No Squares or Rectangles - check out the blog to see what we mean and how my teamies have interpreted the challenge. I went with a circle card - and went out of my comfort zone by making a Shabby Chic card.


I was inspired by Craftangel online - the lovely Shilpa makes beautiful cards, and her explanations are so clear.

I layered ivory Centura Pearl cardstock with a very old green and gold paper and some white card. The lacy layer is cut with a gorgeous Rainbow Rose Edge Die from tonic studios, I cut it twice to make a circle. I added a strip of rose ribbon across the base.

The flowers and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I added 2 butterflies cut from the ivory and green cardstock with a Martha Stewart Punch all over the page butterfly punch and layered them, then added brown and gold gems from my stash on the bodies.

The gold-embossed sentiment is from an ancient Penny Black stamp set.

I was so surprised and happy that this turned out so well! As I said, it's out of my comfort zone, but I might try shabby chic again!!

I hope you're all having a good weekend!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #59 Always Anything Goes.

Good morning! I hope you're all keeping well. We have a new Challenge at The Holly and Ivy to entertain you! Get those Christmas crafts done - there is less than 2 months to go until the Big Day!

The late, great Victoria Wood joked that this was the time when her auntie began boiling the water to cook the Christmas sprouts..... My Mother in Law wasn't so extreme, but at Christmas she always boiled the Brussels for a good hour 'to make sure they're cooked through.' They disintegrated into a grey mush, only edible when accompanied with piccalilli. And I don't like piccallili!

Enough of that, here's my card!


I used Operation Write Home sketch 146 for the layout. The papers are from a megapack from Love from Lizi from a couple of years ago. The snowflake background has embossed snowflakes. I used some red mirri card for the horizontal banner.

The adorable image is 'Small Fancy Reindeer,' an old cling stamp from Hero Arts. His red nose is a blob of red Nuvo Drops.

Take a look at my teamies gorgeous creations, there is so much variety that you will be inspired!

Thanks for looking and have a good day.

love Mags B x

Monday, 21 October 2019

Dream Valley #212 Add a sentiment.

Just a quick post today, in about 10 minutes we have a friend for tea!

Our Challenge is to Add a Sentiment and our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy - I have used Halloween Cat.


I used papers from my stash. The sentiment is a very old one by Clearly Besotted, embossed with Pumpkin Pie embossing powder by Love from Lizi.

Go and see my teamies' gorgeous creations and join in the fun with us!

Thanks for looking

love Mags B x