torek, 31. december 2013

Deep Ocean Challenge #68 - Share Your Crafting Space!

Hello guys!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your familes. Mine was pretty busy cos' I was at work but I'm sure I have plenty of time to celebrate it with my loved ones..
Maybe next year..
This is my last post for 2013 and I would like to wish you all a very very healthy and happy New Year!!!!!
I have to say a big thank you to everyone who has been a follower of my blog..
Thanks for reading and commenting on my posts throughout the year..
I really appreciate it!!!


Now onto the last Deep Ocean Challenge for this year..
Share Your Crafting Space!
This really is something different, isn't it?

Here's my craft room..

It's been like that for more than a year now and it is one of my goals for 2014 to finish it..
With all the drawers and stuff I was still not able to organize all my stash.. Can you imagine?

This is where I keep all my punches and paper flowers.. 
The rest is hidden in the drawers.. LOL!
And there's the famous shelf that holds just some of the cards I got..

My 'working station'.. The computer is no longer there .. I'm still waiting to get it fixed..
And the answer is Yes.. I love teal.. I think it's my favourite colour at the moment..
I have a lot of unfinished projects laying here and there but I've hidden the mess when taking the pictures.. LOL! 

Not one of the best views lately with that ugly scaffold outside my window but the building is gonna look so much better when this is over..
I think you've noticed by now that all of my furniture is from IKEA.. You gotta love that shop..

Still trying to find the best way to organize my Distress Inks and stuff..
My homemade foamboard storage is doing the work for now..


I need some more shelves here for all the cards I got from my lovely crafty friends..
I have them all over my appartment for now.. ;)
And those lights are really ugly.. Have to find a spot to hide those too..

I just want to give you some advice if you're thinking about a craft room makeover..
Buy some floor to ceiling cabinets or you'll never have enough space for all your stash..
I've learned the lesson..

I can' wait to see your craft spaces and get some inspiration..
And I really hope you'll be back many times in the coming year..

Once again I wish you all the best!!!!!

Big hugs, Tina

torek, 24. december 2013

Deep Ocean Challenge #67 - Something Old

Missed me??
Don't worry.. I'm still here..
It's just that things are not as they are supposed to be lately..
I hope I will have a much better year in 2014.. Seriously.. 

Fortunately I got some time to play with my beloved Maggies today..
Here's my card for the Deep Ocean Challenge Blog..
I know I was supposed to post this a week ago but I hope my post will work as a reminder cos' you still have a whole week to enter this fantastic challenge..
The theme is Something Old..
I grabbed one of my old Tilda's but I didn't feel this was enough so I thought I could do something different..
Here is my first ever CD card..
Yes.. You're right..
I thought it would be nice to do some recycling.. LOL!
I got the idea from my Magnolia DT teammate Camilla H. One of the most talented ladies in blogland..

This is my Tilda With Winter Flowers from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011..
All the DP's on this card are from Maja Design..
The Photo Corners are made with a Quickutz die..
The doily is from my stash..

There are lots of flowers here.. Some from Wild Orchid Crafts, some from I Am Roses, some from a candy I got a while ago..
The Swirl is a Magnolia Doohickey die and it's covered with Shabby White Frantage..
There's some cheesecloth under the flowers and the gorgeous pink lace with rhinestones on the left..
The pearls are from WOC and Rayher.. 

Here's the inside..
A sentiment on the left and some blank space on the right to write your greeting..
All the papers are distressed and machine sewn..

This doily was made with a Cheery Lynn die..
The sentiment is from Stempelglede..
The postmarks are from Kort & Godt..

I've used my Spellbinders Ovals and Scalloped Ovals twice..
The heart doily is from LLC..
The La-La Land Filigree Corners are spectacular..
The little flowers are made with a Doohickey..

The image is stamped with Archival Ink on 300g Langton aquarel paper and coloured with Distress Inks and reinkers..
I've added some Frantage around the image too..
The flowers are covered with Frosted Lace Stickles..
The highlights on her cheeks are made with an Inkssentials White Opaque Pen..

Here's the back of the card..
My personalized stamp in the center and the Doily Doohickey under..
I've also used my favourite border die - Old Swedish Lace..

And that's it..
Please let me know what you think..
It's nice to make something different, isn't it?
I can't wait to see what you come up with this time..

Hugs, Tina

nedelja, 15. december 2013

Magnolia Advent Calendar - Day 15

I'm back..
As promised I'm here with an exciting post..

Today is December 15th and it's my turn to host the Magnolia Advent Calendar..
I'm sure you all know what this means..
Yes.. You can win an amazing prize directly from Magnolia Sweden just by leaving a comment..
But not here..
You have to do that on my Magnolia blog HERE..

So hurry up..
You don't want to miss this chance..

Hugs, Tina

Live & Love Crafts - Anything Goes

Hi everyone!
This is my last LLC inspirational post..
For this year of course.. ;)

I thought I would show you a non-Christmas project this time..
I just had to use a new stamp I got..
Yes.. That's Prima Ballerina Tilda from the Little Circus Moscow Collection 2013..

There's a new Magnolia Doohickey too..
The new swirl is just stunning and I covered it with a little bit of Frantage!!
Here are just some of the gorgeous WOC flowers Sandy stocks..
I've added some cheese cloth under them to add some texture..

I can't imagine my life without the Shabby Seam Binding anymore.. LOL!
I've used the Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight to cut out the image..
I've also added a small Bark Heart on the right with a small rose on..
The tags are made with the Tilda Tag Doohickey..

I've used some papers from the Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 6x6 Paper Pad..
I've used once again my GoKreate dies for the card's shape..
The paper edges are distressed using a Tim Holtz tool and then inked with some Walnut Stain..
They are machine sewn too..
The Prima Wooden Lock is fabulous, isn't it?
It's covered with gesso..

 The right side with some more gorgeous flowers and that pin that I love so much.
Lots of pearls..
My favourite lace..
There's a doily too..

Here's a close up..
Of course I had to add a key that opens the lock..
Sandy's got some pretty awesome charms in her store and if you love charms as much as I do you should  really check them out!

The image is stamped with Archival Ink on 300g Langton aquarel paper and coloured with Distress Inks and reinkers..
I've added some Shabby White Frantage around the image too..
I use an Inkssentials White Opaque Pen for the highlights..

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
1. MDUC - Challenge #226 - Anything Goes
2. Time For Magnolia Challenge #39 - Let's Play Bingo (all except for Edwin)
3. Totally Tilda - Challenge #87 - Anything Goes

I hope I didn't forget anything..
You can find all the links to the products at the end of the post..

I think that's it..

Be sure to come back in a few hours cos' I have a surprise for you..

Big hugs,

nedelja, 8. december 2013

Live & Love Crafts DT - Christmas Song

Hello there!
I'm here with a new creation for the LLC Inspirational blog..
This week we have the theme Christmas song..
I love this time of the year and one of my favourite songs is this one: Bing Crosby - White Christmas..
My card is pink but there's a lot of  'snow' on it..

I had to use my brand new Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics papers cos' they are just amazing..
The image is coloured with Distress Inks and reinkers and the shade around it is made with those too..
I really love the effect of Frantage on a coloured base and I just had to use the Liquid Applique again..
It looks like real snow..

 I've used my new Spellbinders Marvelous Squares to cut out the image..
The two tags on the left are made with a Magnolia Doohickey die called Tilda Tag..
There's some Vintage Seam Binding on them and I've used Chunky White Frantage on one and Shabby White Frantage on the other..

You can find all these gorgeous WOC and Kort & Godt flowers in the LLC store and I suggest you visit the store asap because there are the new Pion papers in stock and some gorgeous lace I cannot wait to put my hands on.. :)
The heart doily is so sweet, isn't it?

And here are some more flowers, berries and the super cute pine cone..
I've added some pearls and all the paper edges are distressed with a Tim Holtz tool and then inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink..
All the edges are also machine sewn..

I've added the rhinestones lace and the ''Madame de Pompadour'' lace.. Love them both!!
I've added some Frantage on the papers and some Gesso and Crackle Paint too..

The image is stamped with Archival Ink on 300g Langton aquarel paper..
These two are called Show The Way Tilda and Show The Way Baby Rudolf and they are both from the Winter Wonderland Collection 2013..
I've used the following colours:
Weathered Wood
Vintage Photo
Tattered Rose
Antique Linen
Walnut Stain
Victorian Velvet
Pumice Stone
Black Soot

I'm entering this card into the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #84 - Winter Wonderland..

That's it folks..
I really hope you enjoyed..
I'd love to hear what you think of it..

Hugs, Tina

nedelja, 1. december 2013

Live & Love Crafts - Challenge #18

Good Eve Everyone!
This is the last LLC Challenge..
Well.. The last for this year.. LOL!

The theme is Stardust and how can I not use loads od glitter..
And for me loads of glitter means.. A shaker card..

Yes.. It's been a while since I've last made one but you know how much I love those..
I just had to use this opportunity to make one..

Hugs, Tina

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.. ;)

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Hugs, Tina