Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #39 Anything Christmas Goes

Hi, guys!


I used an old Woodware stamp for this card and paper-pieced the ribbons using some christmas papers I had in my stash. The background paper is from an old Kaisercraft pad, it has glitter on it! I gold-embossed the sentiment on some vellum and wrapped it around the image, which is layered onto some pearlised blue card.

I added gold gems on the ribbon knots, sparkle on the ribbons, and Glossy Accents on the star.

Go and see my teamies' lovely creations, they will inspire you to make a Christmas card!

Thanks for looking, and apologies for posting this a day late.

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Dream Valley Challenges #189 Anything But a Card

Hi, guys! I'm so sorry I'm a day late with this post, it's been a very busy few days.

Our new Challenge at Dream Valley is Anything But A Card and our sponsor is the lovely All Dressed Up Stamps. Wendy kindly sent us some images to use, and when I saw this cute little girl reading I knew I had to make a pretty notebook!


I removed the covers from a shop-bought notebook and covered them with paper, then used my Crop-A-Dile to re-punch the holes and thread the covers back onto the wire binding.

I added some gorgeous pink ribbon and cut the letters with a Memory Box Classic Alphabet die set.

My teamies have been very inventive, go and check out their creations!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Friday, 19 October 2018

My Time to Craft #382 Halloween or Cats.

Hi, guys! I hope you're all having a good week! We have a new Challenge at My Time to Craft which is Halloween Or Cats. Halloween because it's mid-October and Cats because not everyone wants to make Halloween cards.

As a rule I don't make Halloween cards, mainly because I have so few friends who'd like one, but this time I fell for an image from the Love from Lizi October crd kit.


Too cute!

Everything came from the kit, it's so much easier when everything is designed to co-ordinate! Otherwise I spend ages fossicking around for suitable papers!

Prowl over to our Challenge blog site and be inspired by my teamies' creations!

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Two Retro Cards!

Hi, guys! I'm just popping by to post a couple of cards made with the Love from Lizi October card kit.

The first is a thank you card for my bro and sis-in-law, who we visited last Sunday. I CASEd a card made in this video from 2009 by Kristina Werner for Two Peas in a Bucket, a USA shop that has sadly closed down. The videos are still available, though!


The papers, peel-offs and embossing folder is from the kit. The circle sentiment is an anciet one from Hero Arts and the ribbon is from stash.


Here everything, except the sentiment, is from the kit.

The papers have a lovely Retro feel, I think!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #38

Good morning! I hope you are all having a good week! We have a new Challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge but before I go any further I must apologise that my card isn't on the Challenge blog. I was so certain that I'd uploaded it that I forgot to check! D'oh!!!

Anyway, as usual the Challenge is Anything Christmas Goes and here is my card.


The sentiment and images came free with a magazine recently and have a very 'Scandi' feel so I went with red and white. The background paper is from stash and I added white Nuvo drops to the middle of the poinsettias. The embossing folder for the white strip came with the same magazine and I added gold peel-offs to trim the edges and match the gold embossing on the sentiment. I also used an MFT scalloped edge die along one side.

Tonight I am joining my local Mothers' Union members to stitch felt stockings to be filled with little gifts for deprived children in the area, and I've been cross-stitching Scandinavian motifs to decorate them. I'd forgotten how addictive cross stitch can be!

Thanks so much for looking, and enjoy your week!

love Mags B x



Monday, 8 October 2018

Dream Valley Challenges #188 Flowers

Hi, guys! There is a new Challenge at Dream Valley today and the theme is Flowers. I'm a bit early today as the post on the blog isn't up yet, I hope you don't mind!

Our fab sponsor is Sheepski Designs and Andrea very kindly provided some of her beautiful images for the DT to use.

I chose the delicate and pretty Wild Roses digi and coloured in Promarkers, not Copics, because I knew that the Rose colours would match my papers.


The papers are from my stash, I must have had them 8 years! The sentiment is from an old Penny Black stamp set and is gold-embossed. The lace came from our local market. I also added a gold peel-off from Love From Lizi and Nuvo Drops in Bubblegum Blush.

I am so pleased with this card, it turned out just how I imagined it!!!

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

love Mags B x

Friday, 5 October 2018

My Time to Kraft #380 Use Kraft card

Hi, guys! Our new Challenge at My Time To Kraft is touse Craft on your creation! (Do you see what I did there?!)

I love the effect of white embossing on kraft, so I found a stamp with a solid image on it and got to work!


The stamp is an old one from Chocolate Baroque, and the sentiment is from the same set. The background paper is from Bazzill Basics Kraft Foil paper pad and it's gorgeous, the stripes are in gold foil on a kraft background. The white ribbon and sequins are from stash.

I managed to cut the paper a bit too shortfor the card base, but I trimmed the base down and I think it looks ok!

Thanks for looking, and have a lovely weekend!

love Mags B x