31 Oct 2012

Pop Up Star Book Tutorial.

I hope you are all well and having a great week.:D
Ive just added a Tutorial on my MAIN BLOG for this Pop Up Star book

They make fab Tags for your Christmas Gifts or Ornaments.
Go check it out HERE
I hope you like it

27 Oct 2012

Tilda With Broom

Hi There
I hope you are all having a great week and looking forward to the weekend.
Today to share is a card I have made from all the inspiration Ive got this week from my walks with my little pooch!.  I do love this time of year and all the vibrant colours around.
I dont know about you but I have leaves everywhere at home and for some reason  I seem to collect them all in my garden!!
For my card I have used Tilda With Broom from the Autumn Leaves Collection and painted with DI's.

I have also used Magnolia 'Tilda's Wall' 'African Sun'!(A moon in my case!!):)
Doo-Hickey-Old Oak Tree and Tilda's Tag

It's only a few days now until Halloween. My son turns 16 on Monday and Im really hoping he realises he is too old to go Halloweening this year. I mean a 6ft 4'' young man dressed as Dracula on your doorstep is just a little bit intimidating dont you think???As lovely as he is!!!....Sometimes!!ha ha

byeeee for now


21 Oct 2012

Tilda With A Big Bouquet

Hi There
Its Song Inspiration time at MDUC this week.
Why is it when Im painting my images, songs immediately come into my head and this week when I have to think of one I cant!!!!
Last week when I was painting Santa Lucia Tilda I was humming 'Light up Light up' by Leona Lewis!!! (Run)....typical!!ha ha

So I remembered I had the Wham 'Last Christmas' stamp from Magnolia to fall back on! One of my favourite Christmas songs too being one of  Whams biggest fans.!
I used one of the new Magnolias  'Tilda With A Big Bouquet' and I'm surprised I havent seen her yet around blogland because I thought she would be so popular. I think she's gorgeous.
I also used my Pinecones die and Trees.
Doo-Hickey Tag is Tilda's tag

Thanks so much for looking

16 Oct 2012

Santa Lucia Tilda

Hiya Again
I hope you are all well and having a great week. The weather here today in the UK is Wild,Wet and Windy!!!
For todays card I have used a new stamp from Magnolia. She is another Lucia stamp Called Santa Lucia Tilda. She is adorable.
In Sweden on December 13th the festival of Santa Lucia begins. It is a  Scandinavian tradition  where the eldest daughter of the family dresses in a white gown with a red sash and seven candles in her hair. There is more about the story here,
I used an older St Lucia stamp on my Sunday workshop post HERE
I have also used a new stamp Magnolia 'Old Swedish Church' (Love this background)
painted with Di's
plus I got the chance to play with my new Tims Sizzix \die

Papers are Pion Design.
Unique Laser Die cuts from Monique and Angela (Thankyou so much and I need a trip to Holland now to buy some more)
Hope you like it xx
Big Hugs

14 Oct 2012

Sunday at Magnolia Day

Well here's the last of my pictures from the Magnolia weekend. I really cant believe its a week ago now:(
This is the card we were doing on the Sunday. It was a tad more difficult than the Saturday Workshop and we ran over a little on our 2 hours!!!!Whoops...... so sorry girls if I was rushing you !!!hee hee
Theses were the girls who came to the first workshop.Susanne, Lisa, and Marijke came back for more and we were also joined by Mia and Maria and they were all brilliant.

And this is what they did! WOW  Fantastic. Which is mine???
A couple more pictures of the shop

and all the yummy stamps
then home I went :(

This picture above is a picture I took on my phone on the following Monday morning when I got home. I go here to walk my dog 4/5 times a week and is only 10 minutes from where I live. The Abbey in the background is also where we were married and I just love it here. A four mile walk in a morning is a great way to clear my head and was perfect after an amazing weekend :)
Thankyou so much for looking and to all the amazing ladies for their support on my first ever workshops and of course Camilla, Chris, Lillemore, Alberto and his Mama, Monique and Angela for a great time and MOST of all Magnolia for asking me. It was an amazing weekend I will never forget.
Bye for now

12 Oct 2012

Special Tilda

Hi There
Today to share is a little gift we were given by our lovely DT member Monique and Angela.
It is a 'Special Stamp' and is only available at Doe@Ding in Holland.
I dont know her name but she is beautiful.
Thankyou so much for the lovely gift, she has come to a very good home.:D

Ive painted her with Distress Inks.
Monique and Angela also kindly gave me some of the very fine laser die cuts from Unique to play with. WOW I loved those. Monique uses them alot on her cards and I can see why she like them.
Dies are Go Kreate and paper is Magnolia.
Back tomorrow with Sundays Workshop

11 Oct 2012

Saturday at Magnolia

Hi There
Well Im back with pics from my first EVER workshop in my life!!
Its not something I will make a habit of, but being in Sweden was a bonus and I had the most loveliest of ladies on my first workshop.
This was a picture before we began. Me on the left, Angela, Monique, Camilla,  Alberto,Lillemor and Chris..(Why the hell im posing with my hand on my hip!?!?! I dont know)!!LOL
Meeting these lovely people was just the best. Though we did become well equainted when we were all trapped in the lift when we got there with EDWIN (yes the real Edwin)!!...so funny

Then the workshop began!!! ARggghhhh
We were in a lovely quiet room at the side of the main shop and I couldnt of wished for a better group of amazing girlies.
My first workshop was in Sepia, so all we used was Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress Inks.
One of them was Louise who I have been with on MDUC with for the last three years. To actually finally meet her was one of the highlights of my day,but I think she saw me at my worst!!!ha ha (nerves, squeaky voice, red eyes with no sleep)!!! ha ha ah...oh and the shaky hand!!!!
The rest were great and were so lovely with me. They were from the left
Marijke from Holland, Hana and Sarka from the Czech Republic, Louise and Annette from Sweden.

 and this is what they did!!! WOW.....AMAZING
In the afternoon the 2nd workshop began. Again the ladies were just as amazing. Two of them had even camped outside the whole night in their campervan in the Car Park!!! and their men too!! hee hee....just fabulous..(((wave to them too)) :-)
They were Susanne, Lisa, Jeanette, Lisa and Monica

and this is what they did :)
As Brucy says 'Didnt they do well'... Oh yes they certainly did :)
Thankyou to all of you ladies. You made my day extra special :)
Back soon with day 2

My Weekend At Magnolia

Well Im home after one of the most amazing weekends EVER!
It all was a dream come true for me.
Ive met the most wonderful peolple I could of dreamed to meet.
The picture above is when John had just collected us from the Airport.
We were all so excited, the first thing we wanted to do was take a picture of the most famous doorway.

I will tell you more when Ive come back down to earth, but my brain still isnt funtioning properly yet!!!LOL
It has all been a whirlwind.

 Here are a few pictures from the Magnolia store.

 Such beautiful things, I just wanted everything for my house.

I will be back soon with more pictures from my workshops and the amazing results the fabulous ladies achieved.
They helped my weekend be so special because I have never took a workshop before. I have never felt confident enough to and was so nervous. But these lovely ladies made it so special for me.
Bye for now

6 Oct 2012

Jingle Jangle Tilda

I'm kind of excited while Im writing this post, as I am all packed up ready to fly off to Boras first thing in the morning:DDD
Now, as it has gone live, I will of finished my first day in the Magnolia store and Iam probably out with Camilla, Chris, Lillemor, Alberto, Monique and Angela as you read this. I'm sure there will be photos to follow.
Anyway back to the Challenge over at MDUC. This week we want to see 3 or more of your favourite colours. This was an easy one for me.
My favourites are Sepia, Cream, Pale Blue and White

 Ive painted Jingle Jangle in Sepia, my absolute fave, with Distress Inks Walnut Ink and Black Soot.
Ive used a new Sizzix die which I had to have ...and a few more kinda fell into my basket!!!tut tut!!
Before I go, have you seen the New 'Christmas Story Collection' OMGosh
 Get your purse ready and kick your hubby out of the room when you order!!as there's lots of new papers and dies too.
Sorry its a rush tonight,but I really cant concentrate!!!LOL
Back soon
Big hugs