četrtek, 28. november 2013

Live & Love Crafts DT - Shabby Christmas

Hi everyone,
I'm here with a Shabby Christmas creation for the LLC Inspirational Blog..


 I love white on white but I find it quite challenging..
This is the theme of this week's challenge at MDUC and I've decided to give it a go..
I've also decided to play with lots of layers and different textures..


I've used a gorgeous sheet of Magnolia paper this time..
The card's shape was made using a GoKreate die..
The Snowflake border is a Tim Holtz die.. I'm sure you recognize it..
The doily is from my stash..


Here's a close up of the gorgeous Magnolia Vintage Angel and the ton of sprays and flowers around him..
I've used almost every kind of flower Sandy stocks..
The Poppies, Carnations, Chrysantemums, Open Roses, Hip Rosebuds, Cherry Blossoms..
There's some gorgeous Lace ''Alençon'' there and the Pearl Lace With Beads but they are almost completely covered with all the other embellies.. 
The Swirl is a Magnoila Doohickey and so is the Snowflake.. I'm not sure you can see it.. It's under all those flowers..


And yes.. Here are some more flowers..
The Lilies, Wild Roses, Cosmos Daisies and even some Frosted Berries..
The new Vintage Wood Bird Cages are amazing..
Mine is covered with Gesso and Crackle Paint and I've added a little bow and two cute Bells on it..
There's another Snowflake under the bunch of flowers and the Angel Wing die..
All the die-cuts are covered with Shabby White Frantage..
The pearls are a must and so are the distressing and stitching on all the paper edges..


Well.. Can you see the lace now? I love it!
An the Pearl String around the image??
The image was cut out with a Spellbinders Oval and the frame under it is a die from Marianne Design..
There's some cheesecloth here and there and some Gesso and Crackle Paint too..
I've used the Frantage around the image too but I've also added some Liquid Applique.. 
The bells are covered with Stickles..


This is Jingle Bell Rudolf from the Winter Wonderland Collection 2013..
The Christmas Background stamp is from the So Jolly & Under The Mistletoe Collection 2009..
They are both stamped with Archival Ink on 300g Langton aquarel paper and then coloured with Distress Inks and reinkers..
I've used just a few colours for this one:
Weathered Wood
Pumice Stone
Tattered Rose
Antique Linen
Walnut Stain
Aged Mahogany
Scattered Straw
Wild Honey


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
1. Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #83 - Christmas is Coming
2. Dutch Magnolia Lovers - Challenge #69 - Photo Inspiration
3. You, Me and Magnolia - Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
4. A Creative Romance - Vintage Style

Now click on the links below and take a look at all those gorgeous products in the LLC store..
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Tina


nedelja, 24. november 2013

Live & Love Crafts DT - Sweet Baby

Hi everyone!
This week the LLC DT is using the papers from the new Pion Design Sweet Baby collection..

I think these papers are pretty versatile but since I haven't made a baby card for ages I thought I would make a book card for a little girl..

I have to warn you.. This one is picture heavy.. ;)


Of course I've used a Magnolia stamp.. I'm obsessed with them.. LOL!
This is Little Cute Tilda from the Special Moment Collection 2013..


I love the fact that Sandy stocks Magnolia products too.. And she's got a ton of Magnolia dies in the store.. I use them on almost every project cos' they are simply gorgeous..
I've used the Heart Tag Doohickey on this one..
The butterflies are made with a Martha Stewart mold and some FIMO Air..
The image was cut out with one of the Spellbinders Opulent Ovals..


Charms are one of my obsessions and this Baby Pram is soooo cute..
But I had to add another charm inside too..
Take a closer look cos' it's well hidden..
I use a lot of Crackle Paint and Gesso on my projects..
And cheese cloth is pretty common too..


Take a look at all these gorgeous WOC flowers.. And the angel..
I've added  some Tulle Pleat Trim under them..
And have you seen the gorgeous effect Frantage gives around the image??
I have placed an Ornate Oval (a Sizzix die) under all those layers..


Then there's some lace, and some Shabby Seam Binding, and the Mini Sewing Spools..
And of course lots of pearls all over the place.. 
I've used a Martha Stewart punch for the borders..


The image is stamped with Archival Ink on 300g Langton Aquarel paper and coloured with Distress Inks and reinkers..
The colours:
Weathered Wood
Vintage Photo
Tattered Rose
Antique Linen
Walnut Stain
Pumice Stone
Peeled Paint
I've added some Stickles on the sleeves..


 Here's the inside.. With tons of flowers, lace and that amazing Bark Heart..
The tickets are from the Sweet Baby collection too..


Did you find the other charm??
It's the Baby Dummy tucked between all those flowers..
The heart under the flowers was made with the Classic Heart and Classic Scalloped Heart Spellbinders ..


That's how the back of the card looks like..
Someone was asking me about that lately..
I don't usually decorate the back but I always put my Limited Edition stamp on my cards..



I'm entering this card into the Simply Magnolia Challenge - Over The Edge..

That's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed!
If there's something you'd like to know just ask..

Hugs, Tina


petek, 22. november 2013

Tilda's Town Challenge #80 - Frosty Fun

Hi guys!

First.. If you haven't found out my Blog Candy on my other blog (you can find the link in the sidebar on the right) you should check it out..
The more people participate, the bigger the candy gets..

And now onto a new project..
A new challenge is waiting for you today at Tilda's Town..
The theme? Frosty Fun..


Remember this gorgeous cutie from last year??
This is Christmas Tilda With Cat from the Little Christmas Collection 2012..
The Jingle Jangle Snowflake is from the A Christmas Story Collection 2012..
I'm more than sure that I'm gonna use this image every year.. :)


I've used one of my GoKreate dies for the card's shape..
The papers are from Maja Design..
The two tags were made with a Magnolia Doohickey called Tilda Tag..
The lace is from my stash..


You can see a doily onder there and there's some corrugated cardboard covered with Picket Fence Crackle Paint under the image..
All the paper edges are distressed using a Tim Holtz tool and then inked with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink..
All the edges are machine sewn too..
The big flower was made with the Magnolia Peonies Doohickey..
The edges are covered with Liquid Applique..
The brad is from Wild Orchid Crafts..


The berries and other flowers are from WOC too except for the Kort & Godt Chrysantemum..
I've applied some Crackle Paint on some parts of the card too..
The pearls are from Rayher..
After a long time I've decided not to use Frantage but Liquid Pearls around the image..


The pearl trimming and lace are from WOC.. I don't think they are available anymore..
That's a shame.. :(
Ooohhh.. And what about the two corners???
I love them!
They are both made out of FIMO Air with two fantastic moulds my father made for me..
I think these are super elegant, aren't they?


The image is stamped with Archival Ink on 300g Langton aquarel paper and coloured with Distress Inks and reinkers..
I'd really love to try the Distress Markers too but unfortunately my finances aren't helping me lately..
I'll just have to use what I have.. 
The colours I used:
Weathered Wood
Vintage Photo
Tattered Rose
Antique Linen
Walnut Stain
Pumice Stone
Black Soot


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
1. Time For Magnolia Christmas Challenge #36 - Christmas in non-traditional colours
2. Wild Orchid Challenge #90 - Snowflakes

Did I forget anything??
Hope not..
If you still have some questions feel free to ask..
I'm always here to help..
PLEASE.. Let me know what you think of it.. ;)

And the most important thing:
Join us!!!
You have a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to 
The winner will be random, chosen by Inklinkz..


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Hugs, Tina

sreda, 20. november 2013

Midweek Magnolias - Anything But A Card

That's right..
You can see from the title of this post that it's time for a brand new challenge at Midweek Magnolias..
And the theme is Anything But A Card..

Remember the Christmas gift box I made not so long ago?? 
I enjoyed so much making it that I've decided to make another one..


How could I not use one of the stamps from the latest Magnolia Winter Wonderland Collection 2013..
This is Puppy Love Tilda..
And I LOOOOOVE her!!!


The box is made out of kraft paper and Papermania Textured paper and then decorated with some DP's..
Maja Design - It's Christmas Time - Sparkle
Inkido - Forever Santa - Christmas Music
All the paper edges are distressed with a Tim Holtz tool and then inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink..
All the edges are machine sewn too..
The pearls and Bead Berry Spray Clusters are from Wild Orchid Crafts..


I've used several Magnolia Doohickey dies for it:
- View Master  
- Vintage Box Lacing Coffee
- Slender Firs
The View Master and Firs are covered with some Shabby White Frantage..
The cheesecloth is from my stash..
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Kort & Godt..


I've used my Spellbinders Opulent Ovals to cut out this cutie..
The image is stamped with Archival Ink on 300g Langton aquarel paper and coloured with Distress Inks and reinkers..
Here are the colours I've used:
Vintage Photo
Tattered Rose
Antique Linen
Walnut Stain
Weathered Wood
Pumice Stone
Victorian Velvet
Peeled Paint
Forest Moss
Aged Mahogany
Black Soot
As you can see I've added some Frantage around the image too..
The dots on her cheeks are made with an Inkssentials White Opaque Pen..
I've also added some Stickles on some parts of her dress and some Glossy Accents on the seal..


For the border of the lid I've used a Martha Stewart punch called Eyelet Lace..
There's some Vintage Seam Binding all around and I finished the look with a bow and one of my gorgeous Mini Bark Hearts from the LLC store..
There's some Gesso and some Crackle Paint here and there and two mini bells hidden on the right side of the biggest flower..


This was my creation for this fortnight's challenge..
I can't wait to see what you come up with..
Don't forget that there's a fantastic mistery prize from Magnolia waiting for one lucky winner..

Hugs, Tina


četrtek, 14. november 2013

A Joyful Christmas


Hi everyone!
Ready for a new card for the Live & Love Crafts Inspiration Blog??
I'm a little bit tired of the green and red combination for Christmas cards so I went for a non-traditional pink and white colour combo this time..
I really like how it all turned out..


I've used once again some Maja Design papers from the Vintage Summer Basics Collection..
The sheets are 1909 and 1910 to be more specific..
The card's shape was made using a GoKreate die..
There are lots of Magnolia stamps on this card..
There's the A Joyful Christmas Text and A Joyful Tilda from the Winter Wonderland Collection 2013
and the Postmark from the With Love Collection 2013..


I've also used some JoyCrafts dies..
The Winter Wishes Ice Crystals Border and the Snowflake Circle..
They are both covered with some Shabby White Frantage..
All the paper edges are distressed usind a Tim Holtz tool and then inked with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink..
I alway sew the borders with my sewing machine too..
The doily is there of course.. ;)


A lot going on on this side too..
You can see a bag and a tag hidden under all those flowers..
The lace is from my stash..
I've used Spellbinders Ovals and Opulent Ovals for the image..
There's some Frantage around Tilda too..
I've used lots of WOC pearls..
Did you notice the Vintage Metal Jingle Bells?? So tiny..


The flowers are from WOC and Kort & Godt..
There are so many different kinds.. I used a little bit of everything..
Some of the flowers are covered with Glossy Accents and Diamond Dust..
And have you seen all the berries, flower sprays and foam flower buds?
The metal corner is gorgeous, right?


I've used some Crispy Ribbon and the Rhinestiones lace..
The higlights are made with and Inkssentials White Opaque pen..
I've also added some Picket Fence Crackle Paint and some Gesso here and there..
This Christmas Stocking charm is so cute..


I really went crazy with the flowers and other embellies this time..
Sandy's got some of the most amazing flowers in her shop..
They are all sooooooo gorgeous..
I just couldn't stop adding them.. :)
There's some cheesecloth between and under them..


The image is coloured with Distress Inks and reinkers..
As usual I've used some Archival Ink and the 300g Langton aquarel paper..
This is the very first time I use the Liquid Applique..
Take a look at her hat..
Can you see the amazing effect?? I love it!!!


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
1. MDUC - Challenge #222 - Especially For Kids
2. Totally Tilda - Challenge #84 - Going Postal For Christmas
3. Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes Challenge
4. Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Challenge #82 - Shabby Chic or Vintage

You can find the links to the products I used at the end of the post..
And don't forget to check out the LLC store..
Sandy's got some new products in..
I really hope you enjoyed..
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Hugs, Tina

nedelja, 10. november 2013

Live & Love Crafts DT - Happy..

Good morning everyone!
It's time for a new LLC creation..


This is the last happy creation for this week but I'm sure we will all be making lots of happy creations in the next weeks too..
I chose some of my favourite papers for this card..
They are of course from the newest Maja Design collection - Vintage Autumn Basics..


I have played with lots of dies and as usual I just had to add some tags - Tilda Tag Doohickey..
I love the mini paper bags Sandy stocks.. They are just perfect to hold a tag or two..
The blue lace is from the store.. The white one is from my stash..
I've added lots of pearls and there's some Frantage on the tags..
I've been dreaming of Tim Holtz's Torn Notebook die for so long and it's finally mine..


I've used my GoKreate dies for the card's shape..
You can see Tim Holtz's Distressed Doily die on the right..
It's covered with some Shabby White Frantage..
The sentiment is from Magnolia..
Have you seen the clip?? Love it!


These and many many more amazing WOC flowers are available in the LLC store.. 
You should really check them out!!
As you can see all the paper edges are distressed using a TH tool and then inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.. They are machine sewn too..


And let's take a look at the gorgeous lace.. This one is called 'Estelle'.. Love it!
The doily is from my stash..
And have you seen the bulb? Sooooo cute..
I've used some Crackle Paint and some gesso here and there..


This is New Year Sakura Tilda from the Winter Wonderland Collection 2013..
Isn't she gorgeous??
I've coloured her with Distress Inks and reinkers.. As usual I stamped it with Archival Ink on 300g Langton aquarel paper..
The postmarks are from Magnolia too..
The Sakura flowers are covered with Stickles..
And again some Frantage around the image..


That's it.. For now..

If you're not following me on my Magnolia DT blog yet you should really do that..
I'm preparing a surprise for you.. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs, Tina

petek, 08. november 2013

Tilda's Town Challenge #78 - Christmas

Hello there!
Ready for another Tilda's Town Challenge??
I am..
Here's my card for this week's Christmas theme..


I just had to use one of my newest stamps..
Isn't she gorgeous??
I love this week's challenge over at MDUC and I've decided to use their sketch for this card..



I have a new Tim Holtz die and it was just the thing I needed to decorate the bottom of the card.. I'm talking of the Brackets Alterations die..
And I had to use one of my GoKreate dies too..
The wonderful DP's are from Magnolia..
The Tilda Tag is a Magnolia Doohickey die and is made out of kraft paper..
The lace is from my stash..
And thake a look at the bark star.. So cute..
It's such a pity you can't see properly the mini bell on the tag.. It even makes a nice sound when you move the card around.. 


The corner is made out of FIMO Air..
I made it with a silicone mould my father made for me..
All the pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts..
There's a piece of corrugated cardboard under the image that I've covered with Crackle paint..
I've also added some Gesso here and there..


Some of the flowers are from WOC and some from Kort & Godt..
The frosted berries are from Live & Love Crafts..
The lace and Gingham ribbon are from LLC too..
The doily is from my stash..


All the paper edges are distressed using a Tim Holtz tool and then inked with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink..
I always sew the edges with my sewing machine..
The Spellbinders Opulent Ovals are one of my newer dies too..
The cones are one of my favourite embellies for winter cards and I just had to add the snowflake charm too..


The image is stamped with Archival Ink on 300g Langton aquarel paper and coloured with Distress Inks and reinkers..
There's some Shabby White Frantage around the image..
I use an Inkssentials white opaque pen for the highlights..


That's all from me for now..
Hope you can join us in this great challenge..

You don't want to miss the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to 
The winner will be random, chosen by Inklinkz..


Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda's Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at www.tildastown.com and live the magic.

Tina
xx