Thursday, 30 June 2016

CRAFT Challenge #370 Add Ribbon and Sparkle.

Good morning! We have a new challenge at CRAFT Challenge which is to Add Ribbon and Sparkle

I have used a gorgeous image by Nikki Brnette, this is Rose

Unfortunately the photo isn't very good, but I used Magenta Stickles on all the roses, and a lot of Sparkle Shimmer Spritz by Imagine Crafts on the flowers.

The papers are from Floral Pavilion by First Edition, they are glossy, and so pretty! The dazzler on the bow is by Papermania. The ribbon is from stash.

Our sponsors this week are

Lacy Sunshine Stamps

and Crafty Ribbons

Have a look at my teamies' sparkly, ribbon-bedecked creations, they will inspire you to join in!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Monday, 27 June 2016

Christening card

Hi, guys! Just popping by while hubby is watching the footy (I gather England aren't doing very well, judging by his groans!) This is a Christening card I made for my friend's adorable little granddaughter.

The image is Baby Christening by Lili of the Valley and the sentiment is also by LotV. The papers are by Prima from the Introspection 6 x 6 paper pad. The ribbon and gems are from stash.

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 23 June 2016

CRAFT Challenge #369 Animals

Hi, guys! I hope none of you has been affected by the flooding here in the UK after last night's downpour.

The new theme for CRAFT Challenge this week is Animals We have 2 lovely sponsors:

Sassy Studio Designs

Digital Papercrafts

I used Pin Up Cat by Sassy studios.

I added some black Wink of Stella to her tail, though it isn't really showing here. The paper is from a very old DCWV stack called Rock Star and the hearts are all foiled.

The die-cut cat and fish skeletons are cut from white card with Paper Smooches Cat Icons dies and the sentiment is from the matching stamp set.


Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Monday, 20 June 2016

Dream Valley DT #134 Summer Colours

Hi, guys, Happy Solstice!

At Dream Valley this fortnight we would like to see Summer Colours.

Our sponsor is Di's Digi Downloads

I used some very bright papers from an old paper pad, 'Paisley Road' by Prima, the bright orange, pink and turquoise remind me of the colours that were fashionable in the 1970s!

The lovely image is The Butterfly Hat by Julia Spiri. I used Promarkers to colour her. The mat is cut using Spellbinders Floral Oval die. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Say It In Style and I matted it onto a scrap of striped paper. The butterfly and the gem swirl are from stash.

Go and be inspired by my teamies' gorgeous work!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 18 June 2016

My Time to Craft DT #323 Summertime....

.... and the livin' is easy!

Our topical Challenge at My Time to Craft is Summertime so we'd like to see bright summery colours, summer activities, summer flowers and so on.

To be honest, I was really tempted to go with an image of someone holding an umbrella! There's been so much rain of late! But I kept my card bright and sunny, maybe the weather will get the hint!

This beautiful image is Sunshine by Ching Chou Kuik. I coloured her with Promarkers and added Wink of Stella in clear all over her dress. The Frame behind her is by Joy Crafts from Noor! Design, as is the die I used for the two leafy fronds on the left. The wreath die is Catalina Wreath by Memory Box.

The papers came from a magazine a long time ago! I used a retro flower punch for the layered pink flower, and a Martha Stewart PATP punch for the yellow horizontal border. The sentiment is from Say It In Style by Clearly Besotted.

Do join in our Challenge - if it's grey and gloomy where you are, have a look at my teamies' creations, they'll cheer you up in no time! :)

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 16 June 2016

CRAFT Challenge #368 Christmas

Hi, guys! At CRAFT Challenge this week we are having our regular Christmas theme. Beat the November rush, make a start on your Christmas cards now! ;)

Our lovely sponsors are:

Pickled Potpourri

and Nikki Burnette

I used Snowman Tags by Pickled Potpourri, aren't they cute?

The fun snowmen paper is from Basic Grey's Nordic Holiday 6 x 6" pad. I layered with red paper from the same set, and also silver mirri card. The sentiment is from Waffle Flower's 'Stocking' stamps set - unfortunately I can't find the link.

Go and see the inspiration that my teamies have made for you, and get another Christmas card finished! You know it makes sense lol!!!

love Mags B x

Monday, 13 June 2016


I'm just zooming by to add another of the cards I've been making recently. My son and his lovely wife celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary earlier this month and this is the card I made for them.

The image is from Bugaboo Stamps. The paper, lace and ribbon are from stash. The die-cuts are from Noor Designs The sentiment die-cut is by Paper Smooches.

Sorry this post is so short!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 11 June 2016

You Are Very Special

I have had several occasions recently for which I've been making cards, so there may be posts from me this week that are not DT cards!! This one has been received by my neighbour, who has had a tough 18 months coping with breast cancer. Thankfully she is healed! She has been absolutely wonderful about my bowel cancer, full of sympathy and good advice.

The coloured card is from Anna Marie Designs and is a beautiful shade of lilac. I used a Spellbinders Die, Card Creator 5 x 7 Reflective Moments and layered it with foam pads. The sentiment is stamped in Mama Elephant Stargazer Pigment Ink, and the stamp is from Be Happy Today. The tear-shaped purple gems are from my stash.

I hope your weekend is going well. For all my Welsh friends - CONGRATULATIONS to Wales for winning their first match at Euro 16! It wouldn't surprise me if they got at least a draw against England on Thursday! :)

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 9 June 2016

CRAFT Challenge DT #367 Inspired by a Film

Good morning! I hope you are all having a good week!

It's time for another CRAFT Challenge and this time we'd like you to be Inspired by a Film

We have two excellent sponsors:

Doctor Digi's House of Stamps

and Bugaboo Stamps

I used The Chosen One from Bugaboo's Har Repotter collection - I love these images! So useful, too, since most of my kids' friends are fans!

The striped paper comes from an old Christmas collection by Papermania, it echoes the stripes on The Chosen One's tie. The yellow and white ribbon actually has a chevron pattern, so I put two lengths together to give a 'lightning strike' effect.

The stars are cut with dies by Simon Says Stamp and W Plus 9, using patterned holographic card for added bling, and the sentiment is by Lawn Fawn. I added Glossy Accents to his specs and gold and red stickles to the magic sparkles coming from the wand.

The film that inspired this card is, of course, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Take a look at the varied creations that my teamies have made, they will inspire you to join this Challenge!

Thanks for looking!

love, Mags B x

Monday, 6 June 2016

Dream Valley DT Challenge #133 Vintage

Good morning! It's Monday already - where did the weekend go? To cheer you up we have a new challenge at Dream Valley and our theme is Vintage A great excuse to go overboard with lace, flowers, distressing and pretty papers!

Our sponsor is the amazing Crafty Ribons

Here is my card:

My background paper is from an 8 x 8 'Floral Pavilion' pad by First Edition, and I distressed the edges of the paper and the card base with Vintage Photo. The sentiment is from a very old Penny Black sentiment set and says 'Happiness is time spent with a Friend.'

I had the oval frame in my stash, it was rather brash white plastic so I dabbed Cranberry and Terracotta Alcohol Inks by Ranger onto it. The shape behind is cut with a Spellbinders die from the 5 x 7 Heirloom Legacy set, and it is also distressed with Vintage Photo.

The vine is cut with a Spellbinders Floral Bundle die, the flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts and the lace and gem swirls are from stash.

'Vintage' is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I really enjoyed making this card! Go and see my teamies' creation and be inspired to join in the Challenge!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 4 June 2016

My Time to Craft DT Challenge #323 Teddy Bear's Picnic

Good morning! I hope you're having a good weekend, with some sunshine! Here in S-E Hertfordshire we have had cold and overcast weather all week. Flaming June, eh?

I have had 2 chemo sessions so far, and so far the side-effects haven't been too bad - I am very lucky. My hair is thinning, so last week I had my bob changed to a very short and spiky pixie cut. A new 'do always lifts the spirits :)

Now for our new Challenge at My Time to Craft! and our theme is Teddy Bear's Picnic - that is, use a Teddy Bear image on your creation. I have used an older Lili of the Valley stamp, unfortunately no longer available, but they have other adorable Bear stamps still!

The sentiment came with the stamp. The background digipaper is from The Bees Knees Collection by Nitwits. I used a Cheery Lynn mini flourish die to cut the green vines, and a Spellbinders Roses die for the flowers. The ribbon and gems are from stash.

Have a look at my teamies' inspiring creations, dig out your favourite Teddy Bear image, and join in!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 2 June 2016

CRAFT Challenge #366 Recipe

Hi, guys! It's Thursday! That means there is only one more day until the weekend, AND a new CRAFT Challnge! This week we have a Recipe for you to follow:

Our wonderful sponsor is: Scrappers Delights

I used a beautiful silhouette image, this is Fairy Wishes

I added Stickles to the bubbles on the image, and used a Spellbinders Fleur de Lys Square to die-cut it. The papers are Bonnets'n'Bowties by Nitwits. I used two papers for the background, and the third to punch some flowers.

The ribbon and gems are from stash, the sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and the leaves were made with a punch.

Go and see what my teamies hve done with the recipe, and join in!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x