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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Valentine on the way .....



Two posts for you today. I know haha am finally imporoving in keeping in touch with all of you through my blog. One of my 2019 resolutions so far.


Magnolia is my favourite company when it comes for stamps yes true. You might think I'm biaised cause of being a Magnolia DT but really and truly I fell in love with Tilda the minute I saw her on the cover of Magnolia Ink Magazine in 2011. Ages ago now but back then it was even harder for me to obtain all my crafting stuff from abroad as there was no shop that could supply me with all that I need here in Malta.


So bit by bit I started collecting the Tilda stamp collections and bought my copics, some pencils until I learned through youtube videos of how to use copics and eventually distress inks. So you can say I am self taught although I studied Art at school and was always drawing and colouring since I was born you can say :)


Right ..... Valentine is next in line so here for you today I am sharing my 'You Are My Valentine Tilda' which is one of my favourites :)



I have coloured her in with Faber Castell Albrech Durer on Kraft paper.  For extra dimension I used my white gel pen on certain areas.

Let's see what I will come up with for this little lady :)

Have a great day folks x

Claire 

Happy New Year 2019

Hello everyone hope you've had a good start to your year and I wish you all the best of health, love and peace in 2019.


I've been really busy over the Christmas period finishing off various cards for charity and fairs plus family - they expect them every year now :)


Did you order the Magnolia Christmas Advent Calendar? I loved it all! Lots of gorgeousness in one package :)



I had to colour these cuties up from the calendar. I have used copics this time. I tend to switch from one medium to another depending on my mood :)


Later decided that I haven't done a shaker card in ages so have used the image as a project for Magnolia DT - my first for 2019


I have filled in the contents of the shaker card with very small stars which I purchased from a local one pound shop.  I have also embossed the acetate for a more shabby look so to speak and give it something different from the normal shaker cards that I do. You can emboss the acetate with any of your embossing folders.


The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts mostly but the yellow ones are from Magnolia. I have used liquid pearls to give it a bit more dimension


I have used red base cardstock plus papers from Maja Design - Denim & Friends which I purchased from Magnoliastamps.us

 

This paper not only is of a very good quality but the design in itself makes it highly usable and fun in your projects so it comes highly recommended by me.

For a bit of a twist I have used a tag that slides out from behind the shaker part of the card




I have used Magnolia dies also from the Advent calendar - can you spot the cloche bell at the edge of the frame? and the metal key is something I had.



Looking forward to share my projects with you as we go along.

Have a great day x

Claire



Monday, 22 October 2018

My first Magnolia Christmas Card

Hello everybody back again today with my first Christmas card. As soon as Autumn kicks in for me it's time to start working on my yearly Christmas cards.

Winter Skating Tilda has been coloured with Distress Ink Reinkers. Victorian Velvet and Walnut Stain are two favourite colours of mine.


Backing paper is also from Magnolia and so are all the dies.




The Merry Christmas stamp is a Magnolia stamp which I use frequently for my cards as well


All dies are from Magnolia most are from the Magnolia Doohickey Vol 12


Can you spot the glass bauble filled with red particles?


The fantastic ponsietta die

Hope you are all having a good day!

xxxx

Claire

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Insta Tilda


Back today with some positive news...I am now part of the fantastic Magnolia Forever After DT Team. 

This month's (September) challenge title is 'Favourite Magnolia Stamp' and here is a link that takes you directly to our Facebook group


Our fantastic sponsor for this month's challenge is



So for this month's challenge I have chosen Insta Tilda which is sooo gorgeous :)

What is your favourite Tilda Stamp? Are you in a for a challenge?




I have coloured Tilda with Albrecht Durer pencils by Faber-Castell. If you are thinking of buying yourself a new set of pencils, go for it!

I have stamped Tilda on grey kraft paper something a bit different but I achieved what I wished for my project.



I have used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Sentiment stamp is also a Magnolia stamp



The camera die is a Magnolia die which works so much combined with Insta Tilda.


The bow at the very top is also a Magnolia die. You can say I am a Magnolia lover yes I am :)

Any questions please feel free to ask, always happy to help!

Lots of luv xxx






Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Cake it is...

Who doesn't like cake?



I’m watching my waist at the minute but cake is always on my mind   :)


I wanted to do something different from a card this time round so I formed a slice of cake box in which one could put a small present.



This is the Made with Love Tilda which is one of my favourite stamps. You can use it on so many projects!


As I said the lid opens up so you can put anything you like in it. Tilda has been coloured with distress reinkers then fussy cut and stuck onto the lid. I have used some ribbon I purchased from Aliexpress which works a treat with this project.




The flag onto a toothpick says Happy from one side and Birthday from the other. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Hope you like this quick project I have made for you today :)

Happy crafting x

Claire








Thursday, 16 August 2018

Summer and all the love from the sea

I am an absolute summer lover :)


Having said that I suffered a bit this year as my craft room is in the top floor and that means lots of heat and the impossible task to work up there.


However now I organised a table in my sitting room where I am happily crafting again overlooking the courtyard and garden.


I have organised a Summer themed card for my sister's birthday with the Magnolia Tilda mermaid which I adore.






The sentiment does not show very much in the photo but you can make out WISH in sparkly green at the bottom left corner.


I have used real shells which I had picked up from a beach here in Malta



The sparkly round dots are from Marianne Design and the cup sequins are something I got from a local craft store


I coloured Tilda with distress reinkers.

I am participating with this card in the Forever Magnolia Blog Challenge Number 68 - Holiday

Thanks for stopping by :)

xxx




Thursday, 21 June 2018

Heavenly Tilda with distress inks

I am currently in experimentation mode and using all type of mediums to colour in my stamped images. Be it distress reinkers, distress markers, copics and pencils.


I have purchased a new watercolouring paper pad to try out the reinkers again and I'm in love. Am currently using The Langton Hot Pressed Graine Satine. It's lush to work with as it doesn't absorb the ink very quickly so it gives you time to work on it.


I am back today with the gorgeous Heavenly Tilda which I coloured with distress reinkers.








Paper is by First Edition - Beyond the shore.



The cloud die is by Magnolia I have had this for quite sometime and use it frequently for my projects.





Flowers are all by Wild Orchid Crafts and have stickles on them for a bit of sparkle.


I have used a Gummiapian stamp named Stockholm post stamp  you can pick the word up next to Tilda and Nuvo white drops too.


Card has been mounted on kraft paper which is my favourite as a base card stock.


Can you see the sparkle on Tilda's headband and sentiment die?

The light bluish glass beads is something I bought from the one pound shop here. They didn't cost much and give the whole theme a bit more dimension.

Hope I have inspired some of you to colour your Tilda's with reinkers :)

Any questions please ask. More than happy to help

xxx