Tuesday, 27 August 2019

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #55

Hello! It's another very hot day here in Hertfordshire, so what better than to talk about Christmas? Yes, we have a new Challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge where it's always Anything Christmas Goes.

I found a very old foiled decoupage sheet when cleaning up my stash a couple of weeks ago. It was ragged around the edges, but I salvaged one gorgeous image of the Three Kings giving their presents to Baby Jesus.

I matted it onto silver mirri card, and for a background used a vintage-looking paper of bells which I think was a magazine freebie. I love all the festive shine!

Do join us for the Challenge - remember, it's doesn't have to be a card that you create!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Monday, 26 August 2019

Dream Valley Challenges #208 Buttons and/or a Bow

Hi, guys! Happy Monday!

Ournew challenge at Dream Valley is to use Buttons and/or a Bow. Our sponsor is Oddball Art. The DT were given some of their cute and quirky images to play with, and I have used Penelope.

The background paper is glittered, it came from a very old Papermania pad called 'Hampstead.' The buttons are in fact die-cuts, made with a Love from Lizi die and cut from a snippet of blue glitter card. I added embroidery floss to tie each button to make them look more realistic! The bow is coloured with Broken China Distress Ink. The sentiment is an old Sizzix die. I also added Nuvo Drops on the image and around the scalloped mat.

Go and see the cards my teamies have posted on the Challenge blog and be inspired!

Thanks for looking, and have a great week!

love Mags B x

Friday, 23 August 2019

My Time to Craft! #404 Fantasy

Good morning, and happy Friday! I hope you're all looking forward to a FANTASTIC weekend! If you join in with our new challenge at My Time to Craft you certainly will, as our new theme is Fantasy. (See what I did there?)

I have a card for a little girl here, using the adorable Magical Day by The Greeting Farm.

The unicorn paper is from Chasing Rainbows by First Edition. I made the image into a banner, adding some Nuvo Drops along the top. The ribbon is from stash and the sentiment came with the image.

Go and see the fantastic creations made by my teamies over on the Challenge blog!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #54 Anything Christmas goes.

Hello! First of all I must apologise: although I made my card before our break in Ireland to visit my grandson (and his parents) I completely forgot to upload the image to the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge for today's new challenge post.


Here is my card, which is made using paper and image from an old set by Hunkydory.

I layered everything with silver mirri card, which echoes the silver foiling on the image and sentiment. Easy and very pretty - I really like Hunkydory!

Do go and see the creations which my lovely and FAR MORE EFFICIENT teamies have left on the challenge blog to inspire you!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you're having a good week.

love Mags B x

Monday, 12 August 2019

Dream Valley #207 Hand-coloured image.

Hello there! I hope you're all keeping well. We havea new challenge at Dream Valley which is to use a Hand-coloured Image.

I used a lovely image from our sponsor Fabrika Fantasy.
This is Spring Fairy and I loved colouring her!

The papers are Nitwits' Bonnets and Bowties digi papers. I added a pink ribbon from my stash and a die-cut sentiment.

Have a look at my teamies' creations, using some adorable images from our sponsor!

Thanks for looking, andhave a good week!

love Mags B x

Friday, 9 August 2019

My Time to Craft #403 Oriental

Good morning! I hope you're all keeping well. I am in the middle of a GRAND TIDY UP and I have reached the stage where I'm inspecting my hubby's wardrobe. 90% of his shirts and trousers are frayed and worn - I foresee a shopping trip in the near future. He hates clothes shopping!

Enough of that, you're here for our new Challenge at My Time to Craft. Our new theme is 'Oriental.'

I have used a very old Woodware Stamp set, Oriental Ladies, which is sadly out of print.

The papers are also very old, from the 'Kioshi' collection by Basic Grey. I added dots of Caramel Cream crystal Nuvo Drops on the fans on the background paper. The black dragonflies and the sentiment are from the same old stamp set.

Do go and see the elegant creations my teamies have left on the Challenge blog to inspire you!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x