Wednesday 26 February 2014

Circus Trixie

Hi everyone, I'm  here today with my take on Carnival theme at Live and Love Crafts. I decided to go with two meanings, being from the UK I tend to think of carnival as fairgrounds, parades, circus' etc. In fact in Hartlepool we have a fair that visits us every year, and has done since the 1200's, which culminates on Carnival Saturday, this is in August. 

So when I first saw this challenge, after the initial, eek what have you given us now Sandy, lol, I immediately thought of this image, and then with it being Shrove Tuesday next week, or Mardi Gras, and if I have it right, Mardi Gras is the end of the Carnival, so I went with the Purple and Green of Mardi Gras, I toned down the yellow to cream, so it's sort of there in spirit.

Phew, what a lot of waffle, here's my card.

I've used papers from my favourite collection 'Shall We Have Coffee', and have distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz tool.

As always there are links to everything at the end of the post.

I have coloured Circus Trixie in with distress reinkers, I love all of her hair.

Thanks for looking,


Becky xx

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Bling It Up at Magnolia-licious

Hi, time for a new challenge over at Magnolia-licious Challenges, our theme this time is 'Bling It Up'.

For my bling I have used stardust stickles, glamour dust, shabby blue frantage and rock candy glitter in the glass bottle. 

I have coloured Tilda With Fantasy Flower with distress markers, the papers are from the 6x6 Flower Frames from Pion Design, I have distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz tool.

The pearl string is fro WOC, the lace is from Live and Love Crafts and the pearl rose organza is from the Ribbon Girl.


Becky xx

Sunday 23 February 2014

Add Lace at The Ribbon Girl Magnolia Challenge

Morning everyone, it's time for a new Magnolia challenge at The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog, our theme this time is 'Add Lace'.

I have coloured Summer Flower Tilda in with Distress inks, and added sparkle with glamour dust. The papers are from the 6x6 paper pad Vintage Spring Basics from Maja Design.

From the Ribbon Girl I have used;  Ivory pearl and rose organza, 5mm self adhesive pearls, 6mm ivory pearl string, star dust stickles, ivory liquid pearls, cream chrysanths, lilac rolled roses, orchid, heather, WOC roses and cream top stitch thread, all from the Ribbon Girl, the store is closed at the moment as Mary and Andrea have lost someone very dear to them, but it will be reopening.

The challenge is still running though, and up for grabs is a stamp from Magnolia and a voucher to spend at the Ribbon Girl.


Becky xx

Friday 21 February 2014

LOTV Blog Hop

Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Time for another Lili of the Valley design team blog hop and today we’re giving you some inspiration for using their latest products which will be available to buy on the website from midday (UK time) on Monday 24th February

There are 6 gorgeous paper pads, 5 new art pads and also another set of the popular sentiments tags for all your family members


Just ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each post, hopefully we can give you lots of ideas along the way

As always we have some hidden prizes, we don’t know where they are so do be sure to visit and comment on every blog
We will let you know on Monday morning which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and the winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those blogs

We have a full set of the 6 new papers to give away, 2 lucky winners will each get 3 pads
...and there will be a 3rd prize of a set of the new family tag sentiment stamps

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that you will need to visit them all and leave a comment on each one to have the best chance of winning;
  chance of winning;
Here’s my card, I have used one of my favourite ever fairy images, On Tiptoe and used reinkers to colour her in.

I am absolutely loaded with cold, and I didn't have chance to use one of the new labels, you must check them out, there are so many useful names on there, and the tags are so easy to add to cards, there is even a mam on there.

I have used papers from the Shabby Shack collection, I am loving the pinks, blues and greens in there.

Next stop is Dawny and if you get lost you can start again at the beginning and pick the links up from there

Finally, don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog on Monday morning when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the prizes before the new products go on sale

Enjoy the hop everyone, good luck!

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Beautiful Buttons at Midweek Magnolias

Good morning everyone, I'm here today with my for the new challenge at Midweek Magnolias, our theme this time is 'Beautiful Buttons'.

I have used papers from both 6x6 sheets and 12x12 sheets from Pions new collection, the border on top of the lace is actually from the top of the reverse side of the Lady 12x12 sheet. All of the papers have been distressed with my Tim Holtz tool.

I don't use this combo enough, but I really like green and brown together. I have coloured Tilda With Winding Flowers with distress reinkers. there is glamour dust and liquid pearls on her flowers and aged green Frantage around her too.

The flowers are both from WOC and Kort og Godt, please click on the links at the end to go directly to the items in the store.


Becky xx