Tuesday, 30 July 2019

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #53 Anything Christmas Goes

Hi, guys! This is my third Christmas card in 5 days! We are back with a new Challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. I have kept my card very simple, because the main image has a lot of gorgeous gold foiling on it.



I 'up-cycled' a card I received last year, the stained-glass dove was too beautiful to discard! I used very old Frilly Frames die to cut out the image, and drew around the die to create the mat from gold mirri card.

The background paper is from stash, and the die-cut sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x



Monday, 29 July 2019

Dream Valley #206 Christmas in July

Hello, my lovelies! When you read this I will be away in the Republic of Ireland, staying with my daughter and her fmily. My grandson hasjust turned three! Where does the time go??? So this post is scheduled, and I hope I've done it right.

Our new challenge at Dream Valley is Christmas in July. So we are looking forward to see your Christmas creations - remember, it doesn't have to be a card! Although in fact I have made a card!


The image is Snow Queen Portrait from Sassy Studios Designs. I used snippets of blue winter papers, and the silver mirri sentiment is made with an old Love From Lizi die. I added drops of Diamond Stickles in her hair to look like snowflakes.

Rather than mat and layer all the papers I brushed the edges with Faded jeans Distress Ink, because I thought that gave a more delicate look.

Go and see my teamies' cool Christmas creations for some inspiration!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Friday, 26 July 2019

My Time to Craft! #402 Christmas

Hi, guys! It is blisteringly hot here in S-E Herts - but to cool us all down we have a new challenge at My Time to Craft which is Christmas.


For my card I have used items left over from an old kit by Love From Lizi. The image is cut out from a piece of patterned paper, foam mounted on another patterned paper from the kit. The sentiment reads 'Winter Wonderland' and is embossed in gold and mounted on a scrap of gold cardstock. I used the same gold cardstock as the main mat.

I think this would make a good Christmas card for a bloke!

Thanks for looking, and keep cool!

love Mags B x

Friday, 12 July 2019

My Time to Craft #401 'Check it out!'

Hiya! We have a great new Challenge at My Time to Craft - Check It Out! That means: use checks, or plaids or ginghams in your creations!

I used up some papers from an out-of-print Basic Grey pad called 'Lauderdale.'


The cute lion stamp came with a magazine a couple of years ago, I gold-embossed him and coloured him with Distress Markers.

My fab teamies have left some terrific inspiration for you on the Challenge blog, do go and Check It Out!!!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Friday, 5 July 2019

My Time to Craft! #Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Well, what a scatterbrained girl I am!! I was so certain that TODAY was the next challenge at My Time to Craft! that I didn't check - and of course it was LAST FRIDAY. D'OH!!!!! Wot a plonker, eh?

The current theme is I do like to be beside the Seaside - so anything to do with the sea or the beach.


I used items from a 2018 kit by Love from Lizi. The image is part of a decoupage set, I edged it in Faded Jeans Distress ink to make it stand out against the gorgeous beach toys background paper. The sentiment is glittered, and reads 'Fun in the Sun.' I added some light blue ribbon from my stash.

I'm so sorry I'm late! But do go to the Challenge blog and see what my lovely, EFFICIENT teamies have made!

Thanks for looking, and have a good weekend!

love Mags B x