Friday, 26 June 2020

My Time to Kraft! #435 Colouring on Kraft.

Yes, the new Challenge at My Time to Craft! is Colouring on Kraft.

I made an
Anniversary card with white heat-embossing and Prismacolour pencils.

This lovely bouquet image is Beautiful Bouquet: Ranunculus from WPlus9. So pretty! For bling I dotted quite a lot of Gold Coast Crystal Nuvo Drops around the bouquet.

My teamies have left a variety of lovely cards to showcase the technique, do go and see them!

Thanks for looking, and stay safe and well.

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Dream Valley Challenges #228 All Occasions.

This Challenge will last until July 25th.

Oops, I did it again! I lost track of the days and I'm late with my DT post for Dream Valley. Sorry!

Our new theme is All Occasions and I've made a retirement card, using Teddy's World Digi Stamp 2 by our lovely sponsor, Morgan's Art World. This cutie is perfect for a gardener with three grandchildren!


I used papers from the good old Snippets Drawer and edged the floral strip with Grass Green Mirror Sway Peel-off stickers by Love from Lizi. (Her peel-offs are addictive! And so pretty!) I added Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the cup and also the flowers on the watering can.

The sentiment is a very old clear stamp from Lili of the Valley who now have their gorgeous images available as digis. This one, sadly, is out of print. Finally I added Nuvo drops in Navy Blue.

You have until July 25th to join in with your All Occasions creation (it doesn't have to be a card!) - pop over to the Challenge Blog to see how my teamies have used the gorgeous images we were so kindly given.

Thanks for looking, and stay safe.

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #74 Anything Christmas Goes.

Good morning! I hope you're all keeping safe and well. We have a new Challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge to take your mind off the stresses of lockdown.

I must admit, I've rather lost my cardmaking mojo recently. Whenever that happens I have a sort through some of my craft stash, and usually that sparks a bit of creativity.

This time I was sorting my Christmas papers and found a very, very old Papermania pad that includes red and gold papers that made me think of opulent Victorian decorations. I dug out a vintage-style rubber stamp from Stempelglede and gold-embossed it.


I layered the image and background paper on some dull gold paper from my stash.

The glitter snowflakes are cut with a die from the sadly-missed Whiff of Joy. I edged the gold paper strip with Peel Offs by Love from Lizi.

I think it turned out ok!

Check out the Challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration from my teamies!

Thanks for looking, and take care!

love Mags B x

Friday, 12 June 2020

My Time to Craft! #434 Summertime

Good morning, all! I hope you're all keeping safe and well. To inspire your crafting we have a new challenge at My Time to Craft. Our theme is Summertime. I hope some of you, at least, are enjoying sunshine: here in S-E Hertfordshire we have grey skies and a chilly breeze. And apparently storms are on the way for the weekend. Yep, that's the traditional British Summer!

However, we can always create something summery to brighten up a gloomy day!


The stamp is a very, very old one by Penny Black, and I love it! The papers are from my scraps drawer, the stripy background is glossy. I added a Grass Green Sway Peel-off by Love from Lizi to cover the edges between the two papers. The sentiment is from Lizi's Summer Fruits stamp set. Finally I added some Nuvo Drops.

Go and see my teamies' creations over on the blog, they are so summery and cheerful!

Thanks for looking, and stay safe.

love Mags B x

Monday, 8 June 2020

Dream Valley Challenges #227 Summer Colours.

Well, wouldn't you know it! Our new Challenge at Dream Valley is Summer Colours just when the weather has changed from hot and sunny to cold and rainy! Time to stay indoors and craft, I think!

Our Sponsor this fortnight is Crafty Sentiments and the DT recived some of their lovely digi stamps to use in our Challenge. I used Looking Up which is so cute!


My papers are from a very old Papermania pad. I used a Spellbinders' Captivating Squares die (now out of print) for the image mat, and an old My Favorite Things 'Plentiful Petals' die for the flower.

I edged the green paper with a ribbon from my stash, and also a Jade Green Glitter peel-offs by Love from Lizi. The sentiment die is the Simon Says Stamp Bold Hello die.

Go and see my teamies' bright and cheerful creations and join in the summer fun!

Thanks for looking, and stay safe.

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #73 Anything Christmas Goes.

Hello, my dearios! It's been hot and humid today, so of course now is the time to think of making a Christmas card! Yes, our latest Challenge is up at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.


I tried my hand at a slimline card, and you'd think it would be quick and easy to do. The papers come from an ancient Papermania pad, I cut a snowflake border from a blue sheet and glued it onto the stocking-border paper. The sentiment was from the same paper pad. Then the fun began.

I spent well over an hour trying to work out what to put on the left-hand side, once I realised that my die-cut and layered Poinsettia was both the wrong colour and didn't relate to any of the papers! Then I tried a holly wreath mounted on a vellum circle, too.

Nope.

Finally I used a very old Christmas tree die from Whimsy, cut from white glitter card, and that worked. Hooray! What a performance, eh?

Go and see my teamies' cards for some lovely inspiration, and join in the Challenge. I hope you have much less trouble than I had with my card!

Stay safe and well, and thanks for looking.

love Mags B x



Friday, 29 May 2020

My Time to Craft #433 Use a Stencil

Hi, guys! It's another lovely day here in S-E Herts. I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. During the summer I wear a straw hat shaped rather like a Stetson, and whenever I go out in my hat and mask my hubby howls with laughter because I look like a short and pudgy outlaw from the Wild West! We have to get our entertainment where we can, these days!

We have even better entertainment for you at My Time to Craft where the new theme is to Use a Stencil.


I used the Hero Arts Swirl Stencil to make a background with glitter embossing paste. I coloured 3 dollops with Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet Distress Inks before smooshing it over the stencil. Once it was dry I added a die-cut in gold card with a vellum shadow.

Go and see my teamies' gorgeous work, they are so full of inspiration!

Take care, my lovelies, and thanks for looking!

love Mags B x