Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Polkadoodles time...

Hi everybody hope you're having a great start to your day!

I am here with you today with a different card as today for the first time I have coloured in this lovely Ruby Hey There stamp.

Isn't she gorgeous :)

I have coloured her in with Prisma Pencils on our smooth Neenah Desert Storm paper .... at the moment I am into pencils more than copics or distress inks.

Paper is from stash as well as flowers.

I have used a heart die to decorate around this gorgeous lady and added a sentiment die saying 'I Love You'.

Can you spot the Magnolia Doohickey Insta Stripes they turned out nicely in the composition of this card.

Love the red and black and white combo on this one and Polkadoodles you rock :)

You can participate in our challenges with any stamp from our store now from Magnolia or Polkadoodles so what are you waiting for? Remember you are in to win a lovely prize from the store



Spring is in the air......

Hello everyone hope you are having a great week :)

Back today with my entry for TOMIC and a reminder that you are in a chance to win a prize from Magnolia by participating in our monthly challenge.

This month's theme is Spring + use one Magnolia die at least.

I am loving your entries so far :)

Today I have created a card with the gorgeous Olive Tilda from the Little Italy Collection!

I have coloured her with distress inks and tried to achieve a vintage look with my card

I have used some lovely papers by Magnolia....yes Magnolia has a lovely range of papers you can use.

I have used most dies from Vintage Box 1 and Box 3 for my card

The frame around Tilda is a die I had been meaning to use. I still have so much stuff I haven't used in my die stash....must use it all :)

I have cut out two butterflies one on the postmark stamp and one on the metal cabochon I have used.

Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and have used some lavender pearl drops around my card as well.

Lace is from stash as well as that ceramic round cabochon with butterfly.

Hope to have sent some inspiration your way and hope to see more of your creations coming in for our challenge.

Lots of Love,

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Magnolia-licious March Challenge

New month and a new challenge over at Magnolia-licious starting today :)

Big congratulations to Elin who is last month's winner!

Our challenge theme for March is use your favourite Magnolia/Polkadoodle stamp and I am in love with  Hooray Tilda from the new Hugs and Kisses 2019 Collection.

Do you have a favourite yet?

I have used Maja Design Joyous Winterdays paper as it had the right colour combos I needed for my project. I have dyed a white cotton piece of ribbon with my distress inks to turn it into the colour I wanted :)

We also have some fantastic chipboard right here.

I have coloured up this sweet lady with Albrecht Durer Faber Castell pencils on Strathmore Toney Gray paper.

I have used various doohickey dies on my card, you can find a huge variety of  Magnolia dies at the Magnolia-licious store right here

Can you spot the red sparkly glass bauble on the side of the flowers?

Hope to see a lot of entries for our challenge this month - remember you can win 20US Dollars from the store plus be our guest designer next month!


Friday, 1 March 2019

TOMIC - 1st Magnolia Blog Challenge

The Magnolia Design Team have reintroduced The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge Blog - TOMIC

 Here is the link to our blog.

You will see all our cards/projects for the theme we have chosen for you which is
'Spring plus at least one Magnolia doohickey'.

You are in for a chance to win a prize from Magnolia but also be one of the Top 5 or even better to be our Guest Designer on our next challenge....isn't that exciting?

For you today I have created a book card. It was my Mother-in-Law's birthday so I created something more elaborate for her.

I have coloured LE-17 A Heart for you Tilda from the Lovely Emojis 2017 Collection and used a sentiment from Magnolia which fitted perfectly with the stamp. I used distress inks this time.

On the inside the card opens up to reveal a frame on the right side wherein I have placed little foamiran flowers which I made.

Around the frame I have used Summer Foliage too. As a base for the MUM I have used Vintage Signs doohickey.

On the other side I have used the Afternoon Tea Bench doohickey and the Love Typewriter.


You can see some more foamiran flowers around the image at the front as well. I have circulate the image with a black and white dotted organza ribbon and used Vintage Keys doohickey and

You can see the depth of the card from this side. The sentiment is also from Magnolia.

There are several Magnolia dies I have used on this one as can be seen. I don't think I every used so much in one project :)

 There is the Sakura Background, The Christmas Lace doohickey, the heart and tags are from Magnolia Doohickey Club Vol 5 .

Hope to see a lot of you participating in our first challenge!

Good Luck!!!



Wednesday, 27 February 2019

All wrapped up

Back with you today with a wrapped up envelope I have created and filled up with foamiran flowers.

This stamp is from Stampclub 2 which will soon be available at our Magnolia-Licious store.

If you want to know how I have created this project, just leave a comment underneath and I will forward you the dimensions.

This Tilda from Stampclub 2 comes with several options. The actual present  she is holding is a separate stamp from the same collection but if you want you can use any of the other stamps like the ice-cream for example.

I have coloured her up with Prisma Pencils on Grey Strathmore paper. Then fussy cut her and the present and used foam on the present only.

I hate fussy cutting but since I wanted to use her on a different background it had to be done :)

I have used Lemoncraft designer paper which is another paper collection that I adore.

The flowers are all foamiran from our shop. Even the stamens. This time I used the pearl ones as well.


The leaf dies come from different Magnolia doohickey kits and Online Magnolia Day Kits

I used some flower chipboards and a heart balloon chipboard to give it a bit of dimension.

I have used two different coloured pearl drops around the project. Lavender/pink and pearl white.

The sentiment stamp is also Magnolia. It's from Raising The Ceiling Collection in 2010.

The pink needles are something I have a box of - not sure when it will ever finish :)

Just noticing I haven't used any ribbon this time on my project. Not to worry we will double up next time round haha

Have a great day everyone!


Friday, 22 February 2019

Lavender and Lace - My first DT Inspiration for Magnolia-Licious

Hello everyone, hope you are looking forward to the weekend and to some quiet crafty time :)

I am so pleased to have joined the Magnolia-licious team with all the lovely ladies plus Shawn who is indeed a truly kind person whom I have the pleasure to now also call a friend.

I am sharing with you today what I have prepared as my first inspiration post for Magnolia-licious.

Get ready for loads of pics .... hope you don't get bored :) !

This box took me quite a bit of time to complete as it involved a lot of mental calculations  and stitching, but I have to say I loved doing it, especially since it was something I had in my mind which needed to be created.

This is Miss You Tilda from the 2016 - A Touch of Love collection.  I have colored her up with Distress Inks and die cut it with a personal die from my collection. It gave her a shabby cut not a proper oval. I have used some organza around the image to give it a bit of a different look.

The foamiran flowers you can see on this project are flowers that I have made myself. If you have a look here you will find several different dies you can use to create some beautiful flowers with the colour and shape of your choice. The shop stocks a lot of different coloured foamiran.  I enjoyed experimenting and forming them particularly for this box.

The papers are of course Maja Design - Vintage Summer Basics - the right colour I needed.

I have formed a small frame around the bottom of the lower flap to form a box.

I have use a Magnolia stamp for the inside of the box which is Elegant Heart from the Raise the Ceiling Collection in 2010.  I have embossed it with mirror gold embossing powder.

The beautiful chipboard heart is from Scrapiniec. You can find several heart shapes in the shop which you can use for your projects. Heart Chipboard is something we can use on any project.

I have used Light Grey Foamiran from the shop which I have dyed with some milled lavender distress. 

Stamens also purchased from the shop, have given the flowers the pearly centre look they needed.

Here you can see better how it looks from the side. I love how the fluffy organza looks around the image :)

I have stamped a Magnolia sentiment on the side of the box and also used a Magnolia butterfly around the edges.

The ribbon is actually two ribbons - a wider one and seam binding glued on top of each other.

I have placed a nice scented bath fizz that fits exactly inside the box in the form of a heart...an ideal present for a kind friend :)

Hope to have inspired some of you to create this box and if you need any info happy to help anytime.



Tuesday, 12 February 2019

New Papers

I was so happy to receive my large box of papers that I ordered from Moda Scrap today! :)

I had to use them ASAP so after work I headed off to sadly cut through them and use them on my new Tilda from the Stampclub 2.

I coloured her up with Albrech Durer Faber Castell pencils on kraft paper. Sentiment is also from Stampclub 2.

This set of paper is called Let Your Soul Bloom and it's full of lovely patterned flowery paper in bright green and shades of pink/reds along with lovely designs.

All I had to do was literally use them as they were. In fact this Tilda Tag has been cut directly on the paper without doing anything else.

I have used a cut out from the same papers to use inside this white frame.  Rose ribbon is from stash I have piled at home. I need to sort through my ribbons as they are coming out of everywhere haha!

The small flower are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the glass weave is from Magnolia.

Seam binding is from https://magnoliastamps.us

Hope you fell in love with these papers too :)

Wishing you loads of inspiration ....

Claire x