Thursday 29 November 2012

Monochrome At Marvelous Magnolia

Hi everyone, I can't believe it's been a week since I posted anything, but I have been busy trying to get the rest of my DT projects caught up, and trying to be organised for Christmas. 
This week at Marvelous Magnolia our theme 'Monochrome', OK you can still use skin and hair colour, but the majority of your card has to be shades of one colour.

This has to be one of my favourite Tilda's, I've coloured her with distress markers and added sparkle with glamour dust.

The papers are both sides of Ornament from Pion Design, I've distressed the edges and then machine sewn them using top stitch thread. I've used dusty blue rolled roseswhite chrysanths, white magnolia beads and roses from WOC. 

Along the bottom I've used white pearl rose organza, across the middle and for the bow I've used vintage blue fluted edge sheer ribbon and on the tag I've put dusky blue zig zag cotton lace and seam binding (I found a piece in my box, and I don't know the colour, sorry).

I'm entering this into 'Anything Goes' at Tilda's Town, 'Use a Tag' at The Dutch Magnolia Chickies, 'Pastel Colours' at Deep Ocean Challenge, 'Anything Goes' at 7 Kids College Fund and 'Deeper Shade Of Blue' at Songbird Challenges'.


Becky x

Thursday 22 November 2012

Anything Goes At Lili's Little Fairies

Hi everyone, it's Anything Goes at Lili's Little Fairies. I was posting some cards at the post office a few weeks ago and the lady behind the counter was questioning me on what I made, long story short she asked me to make a card for her Granddaughters Christening, she was over the moon with the card. My favourite christening image is Baby Christening.

I've coloured the image in with my distress markers, and added sparkle with glamour dust. I've used a Go Kreate die for the card and used papers from Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics.

The sentiment stamp is also from LOTV. Across the middle there is some church window guipure from The Ribbon Girl, and some ash rose shabby seam binding from Live and Love Craft

The roses and heather are from WOC, I've also used chrysanths and rolled roses. The pink pom pom trim are from here, there's also self adhesive hearts and pearls.

I'm entering it into the 'Punches and/or Dies' at In The Pink and the 'Pastel Colours' at Deep Ocean Challenges.


Becky x

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Tilda With Hairy Legs

Hi everyone, I'm back with a card made with the gorgeous Shall We Have Coffee collection from Maja Design, available at Live and Love Crafts. I love all of the paper from Maja Design, but I think this must be my favourite, only just mind, lol, I love the purple and green.

I've coloured my free Tilda in with my distress markers, I know she has woolly tights on, but first glance... I was brave and gave her a green background, added glitter with some glamour dust. The paper is both sides of Soders Hojder (The Heights Of The South), the edges have been distressed with Walnut Stain Ink.

 I've used some cheesecloth and along the middle there is some Frilled Cotton Lace with some Light Antique Mauve Antique Belle Lace over the top, fastened with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attatcher.

The roses are from WOC, and the purple berries are from Magnolia, I've also used a White Magnolia Shabby Chic Tulle RoseLilac Rolled Roses and White Chrysanthemums and a little bow made out of Plum Sorbet Seasonal Shabby Seam Binding, I love all of these purples, perfect for the purple phase I seem to be stuck in.

Live and Love Crafts currently have a Design Team call on HERE, it is open until 8pm GMT on 12th December, Sandy is so sweet to work with and the girls are lovely, they're such a lovely group to be part of and the products Sandy sells speak from their selves.

I'm entering this into the 'Pastel Colours' challenge at Deep Ocean Challenges.


Becky x

White Christmas at Midweek Magnolias

Hi my lovelies, time for another challenge at Midweek Magnolias, this week our theme is 'I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas', you can interpret this as you wish, you can do white on white, or with snow on there, but remember you must have a Magnolia image on.

I chose to go for not much colour, and plenty of snow. I've coloured him in with distress inks, yes, I have actually coloured him in, took me ages too, I hate doing white, it takes me the longest to do. I've used glitter that I've had for ages for the hat, silver for the snowflake and black glitter (that I forgot I had) for his buttons and nose.

I've used papers from Pion's Silent Night collection, from the 6x6 range and from the 12x12 range too. The edges have been distressed and machine sewn using white top stitch thread. I've also rolled some of the same collection of papers up to make little scrolls, fastened two rusty 13mm jingle bells with ivory button twine.

The roses are from WOC, the dusty blue rolled roses, white chrysanths and the opal beads are all from the Ribbon Girl, as is the white pleated satin with silver lurex centre ribbon. There also a few self adhesive pearls.

I've followed the sketch over at Simply Magnolia, I'm entering this into the 'Blue Christmas' at Fashionista Challenge and also the 'Pastel Colour' challenge at Deep Ocean.


Becky x

Sunday 18 November 2012

Baby Tingla Gift Bag

Hi everyone, I'm here at last. I have had a nightmare of a morning, William wanted to play minecraft on the PC. My PC is a bit on the old side and is so slow, so I thought I'd install Windows 8 on there, installed it and then tried to play minecraft, but the driver needs updating (??), so I messed around for about two hours, and still no joy. Not a happy bunny. I knew I had this to make, and considering this time yesterday I hadn't even started to colour my image in....
Over at Live and Love Crafts we're bringing baby projects this week, one of my best friends is due to have a baby girl in the next few weeks, so my project is for a baby girl. Now, don't be shocked (I am, lol), but I don't have a card today, instead I have a gift bag.

I found this quite hard, when I cut my huuuuge backing mat I sat looking at how much space there was to fill, and then I kept on going with my embellishments. I've used paper from Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics, I've used 19231933 and a piece of 1924 for the tag.

I've coloured baby Tingla with distress markers. Along to bottom there is some Pink Organza Roses Trim, then I've placed some Heather Pink Rhinestone Lace on top of some Pink Pom Pom Trim. Across the middle there is some White Fleur's Des Jardins Lace and then some more Heather Pink Rhinestone Lace and the bag is fastened with a double bow using Ash Rose Shabby Seam Binding.

There is a Dummy Charm attached to some Jute Twine. The roses are from my stash, I've used a Petal Pink Hortensia, a White PoppyWhite Rolled Roses and a White Chrysanthemum. I've also used Melissa Frances White Pearls.

I'm off for a lay down now, lol.

I'm entering this into the In The Pink Challenge which is Punches and/or Dies, and of course pink, I've got them all.
Also into the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Tilda's Town.

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend, hugs,

Becky x

Friday 16 November 2012

Not A Christmas Card

Hi my lovelies, I seem to have been making Christmas Cards for ages, so I decided to do something a little different today. Those of you who follow me often will know that today I should have been posting my card for Tilda's Town, but it is with a heavy heart I decided to step down when there was a recent DT call, I will miss all of the girls there, they are so friendly and lovely, and I will see them all around. One of the main reasons I stepped down was the new challenge that I am proud to be part of, Inky Chicks, we start in January, and we have some opening candy, pop over and take a look.

Anywho, back to my card.

I was browsing this morning and I saw this colour theme of brown, green and cream at You, Me and Magnolia and I had to give it a go, and I'm also entering this into 'anything goes' at Tilda's Town, hi girls.

I've coloured Tilda in with my distress markers. The papers are from the Shall We Have Coffee collection by Maja Design, and they're from Live and Love Crafts. The roses are from WOC, I've also used cream chrysanthsivory rolled roses and rose leaves all from The Ribbon Girl.

I've just received a gorgeous parcel of goodies from the Ribbon Girl today and I had to use the new vintage ivory fluted sheer ribbon and also the ivory pearl rose organza

That's it from me for today, I hope you're all well, I was on nights last night and working 9am-9pm tomorrow, they are such long, horrible days.


Becky x

Thursday 15 November 2012

Traditional Christmas Colours at Marvelous Magnolia's

Hi my lovelies, time for my second post at Marvelous Magnolia and this week our theme is 'Traditional Christmas Colours'.

I've coloured Tilda and the trees in with my distress markers, I've also used one of my new doohickeys and used liquid applique for the snow, I love the way it puffs up with a heat tool. The papers are Merry by maja design, and I've used a Go Kreate die.

There's brown jute ribbon behind the image and pom pom trim from my stash. The roses are from WOC, and the holly leaves are a Tim Holtz die. The gold berries are from magnolia, and there's a bell and a bow made from autumn leaves seasonal shabby seam binding.

Have a look at the other gorgeous creations the girls have made, the inspiration is amazing.

I'm entering this into 'For The Love Of Tilda' at Stamptacular Sunday
'Traditional Christmas' at Wild Orchid Challenges
'Traditional Christmas' at Stamping Sensations


Becky x

Sunday 11 November 2012

Santa Lucia Tilda

Hi my lovelies, I'm with you today with my card for our Dies or Punches challenge at Lovely Hanglar Or Sweet Magnolia, but first I'm going to be a bit more somber. 

Today, as I'm sure you know is Remembrance Day. I live right next door to a war memorial, it's actually quite historic, the plaque for the lives lost was placed in the whole the wall received during the bombardment of Hartlepool in 1914, which is just along from where the first soldier was killed on British soil during WW1. My mam's dad actually fought in the trenches in WW1 and two of her brothers fought in WW2, they were all lucky enough to come home. My dad's dad however, wasn't as lucky, he went down with his ship the HMS Culver on 31st January 1942, my dad thought he had a single memory of sitting on his knee, my auntie that was born in October 1941 was never even held by him. There are conflicting reports that I've found, either 125 or 135 souls were lost, with either 12 or 13 survivors, my granddad was a stoker so he won't have had a chance, so once again I have worn my poppy with pride.

Onto my card,

I've coloured Santa Lucia Tilda in with distress inks, and added red liquid pearls for the Logan berries (I've just thought, I'm only assuming they're red), I must apologise for my picture, it seems rather blurry. Click HERE for the story of Santa Lucia, it's a Swedish tradition, so I am entering my card into the 'Around The World' challenge at Deep Ocean Challenges,

The papers are from Magnolia and I've used oval nesties to cut ovals and the scalloped ovals. The border die is a doohickey die and I've also used my new doohickey die too for the leaves behind my flowers. The ribbon is from HERE, and the chrysanths are from HERE. 

The roses and pearl trim are from WOC, I've also used glamour dust and stickles. I'm also entering this into the first challenge at You, Me and Magnolia where the theme is 'Anything Goes'. Those gorgeous red berries are from Magnolia and I think they look lovely.

Pop over to LHOSM blog for some amazing inspiration from the DT.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend,


Becky xx

Saturday 10 November 2012

Exciting News, We Have A New Challenge Starting

Hi my lovelies, I have some exciting news that I've had to keep quiet for a while, but we can now announce it to blogland. MelLisaJennyKitty and myself have got together and have come up with a new fortnightly challenge, Inky Chicks.

We are going to be an any image challenge, and we're going to be starting at 8.30am GMT on Tuesday 8th January 2013. Believe me when I tell you we are so excited, we have been buzzing about this for a while. We have two amazing GDT's for our first challenge, plus outstanding and generous sponsors for every challenge. 

To get all of this started we, the DT, are offering an opening candy of a $30 voucher for Saturated Canary, all we ask is that you display the above image in your sidebar, and click HERE to link up to our blog and become a follower too.


Becky, an Inky Chick xx

Good Friends Are Like Stars

Hi everyone, a little something unBecky like from me. When I got this sentiment sheet from Vilda Stamps, I instantly liked this sentiment, but thought it was too big to go with an image, and then I had a lightbulb moment, do a card with out an image. When I'd calmed down after this thought as I make cards as I colour images in it was a step way out of the box for me, I thought it might just work, please let me know what you think.

It is such a true sentiment, but unlike stars friends come out and shine when you need them too, this year I have needed my friends to be there for me, but only when I've wanted them to, and even with everything happening in their lives they have been. This is not just my friends that I've had for longer than I want to remember, but I'm also lucky to work with some lovely people I count as friends and also my lovely blogging friends that I know are only a message away.

I'm actually really pleased with it this card, but I'm definitely an image girl, so there won't be too many of these, lol. I've used Kit 4 English Texts (V693), stamped it onto Langton Hot Press paper, and when I'd used my nestie to cut it out I used some distress ink. The papers are from Maja Design, again. It was a pad I was in two minds to get.

I've used some brown corrugated cardboard, and distressed it a tad and I've also added some cheesecloth too. The cream guipure and the pom pom trim are from my stash. The roses and cherry blossoms are from WOC. The coffee brown rolled roses and the Cream Chrysanths are form the Ribbon Girl as are the self adhesive pearls. The Orange Prima Kennedy Antique Flower is from Live and Love Crafts.

I'm entering this card into the 'Sentiment' only challenge at My Mums Craft Shop.

Pop back later today as I have some super exciting news that I've been dying to share for a while.


Becky xx

Thursday 8 November 2012

All Things Bright and Beautiful at Lili's Little Fairies

Hi everyone, there's a new challenge at Lili's Little Fairies, and this week our theme is 'All Things Bright And Beautiful'. I must confess I was daunted by this, colouring with DI's I don't tend to do bright, but I think I've managed.

I've used Bumblebee Fairy from the latest release, and added glamour dust to her wings for sparkle.

I've used Bonnets and Bow ties from Nitwit, and distressed the edges with walnut stain distress ink. I've made a bow using the gorgeous pink twinkle sheer organza  from the Ribbon Girl

The roses and Calla Lillie's are from WOC, and the cosmos daisies are available here, I felt rather brave putting this many colours in my flowers.

The pearls in the corners are ivory self adhesive 5mm pearls and there's also some white tiny pom pom trim along the top.

We can't wait to see your bright creations.


Becky x

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Winter Wonderland at Midweek Magnolias

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday, and time for a new challenge at Midweek Magnolias, this week or theme is Walking In A Winter Wonderland.

I know she's not walking, but there's plenty of snow around our Tilda. I have Coloured her in with distress inks, and set her in the Snowy background, it's not been picked up too well, but all of the snowflakes have crystal glamour dust on and white opal liquid pearls. The papers are from the new It's Christmas Time 6 x 6 pad from Maja Design. I've followed the sketch at Totally Tilda.

The gorgeous Autumn Leaves seam binding is from the seasonal shabby seam binding from Live & Love Crafts. I've just got my hands on an alpine snowflake punch, I've been after this for ages, and I've distressed the edges with walnut stain and used clear crystal brads for the centers.


Becky x

Sunday 4 November 2012

Add Sparkle At The Ribbon Girl

Hi everyone, another scheduled card from me and as it's the first Sunday of the month there's a new card challenge at The Ribbon Girl Blog and our theme is 'Add Sparkle'.

I've coloured Tilda in with my distress markers and made her wings sparkle. The papers are from Pion and I've distressed the edges with walnut stain.

I've used some gorgeous silver glitter mesh ribbon and made a gorgeous bow too. In the corners I've added 8mm Blue Pearl Brads and 5mm Clear Crystal Self Adhesive Pearls, with some white teeny tiny pom pom trim along the bottom.

The roses are from WOC, but the cosmos daisies can be bought in packs of 10 from the Ribbon Girl HERE, the dusty blue rolled paper roses are available HERE, I've added a self adhesive pearl to the centre of these. I've also used these gorgeous beaded clear crystal leaves , I must get me more of these they are divine.

There are some amazing prizes up for grabs,


told you they were amazing.

Hope you're all enjoying your Sunday, 


Becky x

Tilda With Daisy

Hi my lovelies, if all goes to plan Mr. Blogger should post this for me as I'm in Blackpool for my son's birthday treat. 
It's a hard day for me, I've been dreading this for a while and sure enough it has crept up on me, today is my Mam's birthday, the first without her. I'm dreading this more than I did my birthday, which I find strange. I miss them both so much, so much for time all that is happening for me is that I miss them more and I'm worried that I'll forget the little things that they used to do.
Anyway, back to my card,


I've used Prima Parchment Petals 'Vintage'. Those gorgeous papers are from Maja Design, from the Shall We Have Coffee collection, it's both sides of Blueberry Cinnamon Roll. The pretty lace is white Fleurs Des Jardins.

I've used a Tim Holtz on the edge die to shape the front of the card. Tilda has been coloured with distress markers, and for a change I've added sparkle with diamond stickles, I've also added it to the flowers too. The roses are from my stash, I've also used antique blue rolled roses and white chrysanthemums. The roses are from my WOC.

The pretty pearls in with the flowers is white pearl string. I've used the cream Melissa Frances Pearls around the card and on the rolled roses.

Our new challenge theme is 'Christmas' and can be found here and runs until the end of the month.


Becky x