Sunday, 12 November 2017

Tilda with Umbrella Daisy - A New Challenge At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?

If you are wondering who the lucky winner of my giveaway for Swedish House Crafts 1st Birthday blog hop was? You can find out HERE

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Lovely haenglar or Sweet magnolia
Our month long challenge theme is........................
PEARLS, GEMS or SPARKLE
Our wonderful sponsor is Noor Design UK

I have made a Birthday card for a young lady named Katie.

I have used lots of products on my card that are available to buy at Swedish House Crafts.

Links to the products are in text, and can be found at the end of this post.

I used Tilda with Umbrella Daisy from Magnolia Yay, It's Your Birthday 2017 Collection.
I stamped the image with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock, and used Gummiapan die - nesting stitched rectangle to cut out the image.

I coloured the image with Prismacolor, and Polychromos pencils.


For the shape of my card, I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2, and Maja Design "Walking in the Forest" papers for matting onto the base of the card, and also for cutting all the dies that I have used.

Other dies used are; Sizzix on the edge Butterflight, Magnolia Doohickey club vol 16, Memory Box classic numbers, Gummiapan nesting stitched rectangles, and flowers.

I have inked all the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.


Here is a close at the flowers and another of the scene that I have created with Doohickey vol 16
I used Gummiapan flower die, to make the flowers, and placed milk white stamens through the centres. I used the foliage dies from vol 16 to place between the arrangement.

I used Tim Holtz Idea-ology label letters to spell the recipients name adhering them on the flag.
the flag die is one that also comes with the Doohickey vol 16 kit.

I used Memory Box classic numbers dies to cut the number 19.


A close look at adorable Tilda.

I used Gummiapan Angelpost stamp to stamp the corner, and side of the rectangle, and drew some blades of grass between, and along side Tilda's feet.

I used glamour dust to add sparkle to the centre of the daisy, and on Tilda's socks.

I have adhered 3mm s/a pearls either side of the image.


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.

We would love you to come, and join in with our current challenge.

Please remember Magnolia or Haenglar images only, and follow the theme.

The challenge will close on Friday, 8th December.

My teamie's have designed some gorgeous creations.

Why not pop on over HERE for a peek?

Links to the products that I have used on my card from Swedish House Crafts are listed below.

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's

Swedish House Crafts 1st Birthday Blog Hop Winner!

Good, morning lovely blogger friend's.

It's time to announce the winner of the gorgeous Magnolia Miracle Love Tilda stamp.


Firstly, thank you to everyone who took part in Swedish House Crafts 1st Birthday blog hop.
I was so overwhelmed with all the lovely comments that you all so kindly left for me to read. I would love to give you all a prize, but there can only be one winner!

That lucky winner is
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Hi Donna, so nice to see where you make your beautiful cards! (And I don't say that just for trying to win 😉) I love to see all of your craftrooms! I didn't know you are DT member of SHC... stupid right?
Thank you for the chance of winning this cuuuuute Tilda! Hugs, Jolanda

Congratulations Jolanda!
Could you please email Suha, the store owner with your name, and full postal address to claim your prize at.........hello@swedishhousecrafts.co.uk

Thank you again to everyone who entered.

I hope to see you all next time.

Hugs



Thursday, 9 November 2017

Swedish House Crafts - Trio of Santa Treat Bags

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.

I'm here today with a trio of Santa treat bags that I have made using Gummiapan products.

These little bags were so much fun to make. I am going to make another two of them ready for the big day! I will be filling them with chocolate Santa's, and placing them on the table on Christmas day, for each of the individuals that I made them for.

Links to the products are in the text, and can be found at the end of my post.


I assembled the bags using Gummiapan gift bag die, and Gummiapan Patterned Christmas papers. I used Gummiapan stitched squares die to cut the papers, and stitched around the edges using green, and red thread, placing them onto the centre of the bags.

I adhered a length of lace from my craft stash around the centre of the treat bags. I used coordinating Gummiapan Santas head stamp and die, and once coloured, I positioned them onto the square with 3D foam tape.

I stamped Gummiapan "Merry Christmas" sentiment stamp onto rectangles of white card, and attached them to the bags with a mini brad. Then I die cut using Gummiapan button heart, and stitched thread through the button holes.


I embellished the back of the bags using the Gummiapan snowflake die, Christmas patterned papers, and adhered a 3mm pearl to each of the centres.


I coloured Santa with Prismacolor pencils.


I've given Santa's beard a sparkly coating of glamour dust.


I used a hole punch to make a hole in the top of the bags, and tied a bow using scrunched seam binding from my stash.

I hope you like the treat bags as much as I liked making them.

Thank you for stopping by to visit today!

Links to the products that I used from Swedish House Crafts are listed below.




Sunday, 5 November 2017

Birthday Blog Hop With Giveaways - celebrating 1st Year With Swedish House Crafts


Welcome to Swedish House Crafts 1st Birthday Blog Hop!

If you have come here from lovely Anna you are on the right track.

If you have lost your way? There is a list at the bottom of my post of the blog hop order.

I am so excited about this celebratory blog hop, and to be a part of the fabulous team fills my heart with so much joy!
Us DT ladies are showcasing our craft rooms.
I hope you like what you have seen so far???

I am going to give you an insight about my my craft room, my happy place, where I like to sit and craft for hours at a time.

Let's start by showing you my craft room. 
This is where all my work takes place.

I'm a very tidy, and organised crafter.



The trolley in the far left of the photo is filled with glues, foam tapes, A4 card, and flower soft.


My favourite place in my craft room is where I sit and craft.


On my desk everything is in the right place.
I have OCD!!! Right?


The drawers in my work station are filed with ribbons, lace, pearl strings, punches, metal charms, distress inks, and pearls.
Inside the cupboards is where I keep my card, some dies, magazines, and boxes that I use to put my finished hand made cards into.


Inside my cupboard is about as messy as it gets.
To me that is called clutter, but at least I can close the doors 😊


I hate having the drawer storage units on top of my work station as there is no space elsewhere in my craft room for them to go, but, it works out okay as the units are still easily accessible. and it means no bending down. Lol!!!

I keep my design papers, most of my metal dies, chipboard pieces, freebies from magazines, and scoring mats in the drawers.


I like to keep my rubber stamps, and mulberry flowers in plastic storage boxes.

My favourite rubber stamp collection is Magnolia.
There are 3 full boxes.

I like to stack the boxes that contain the flowers in size order. 
30mm, 25mm 20mm. and 15/10mm mulberry paper roses. 
The bottom two boxes contain leaves, stemmed flowers, and berries.
Like i said, I'm very organised.

I hope you like my crafty space? 

You can win this giveaway!

Magnolia Miracle Love Tilda rubber stamp.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this gorgeous stamp 
is leave a comment on my blog.

The blog hop is open world wide, but not shipped to India as unfortunately the post gets lost.

I will pick a winner on 12th November.

You will also have to grab the letter from here, and all all the other letters that are on my teamies blogs. Guess the word, and enter the giveaway on the Swedish House Crafts blog.

Here is my letter

Good Luck!

You can now hop on to my lovely DT friend's 
Cline & Nat

To the side is a list in blogging order

  1. Craftlog
  2. Liz
  3. Lynn
  4. Laurigami
  5. Vicky
  6. Anna Sigga
  7. Donna
  8. Céline & Nathalie
  9. Tamara
  10. Nancy
  11. Becky
Crafty Hugs xx


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Swedish House Crafts - Christmas Greetings Using Maja Design "Vintage Frost Basics"

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.

Can you believe it's November 1st?
The Festive season is fast approaching, and I love it!

I'm here to share another card that I have made for Swedish House Crafts blog.

I have made a Christmas card using another of the gorgeous die cut images from Maja Design "Vintage Frost Basics" collection.


I thoroughly enjoyed making my card. 
The images that are included on the 12" x 12" sheet are such a delight to work with.

I used three of the die cut images on my card, and used Vintage Frost Basics papers to matt the base, and layers of the card.
The image is so adorable.


I sprinkled shabby white embossing enamel around the image, and I used glamour dust on the little girl's hand muff.


I die cut the Gummiapan Christmas tree using white card, and used a length of white twine to thread the gold jingle bells onto it. I wrapped them around the tree, and used Snow-Tex to create a dusting of snow on the jingle bells. 


The flowers are from my own stash and the pine cones are from the store. The arrangement is coated with Snow-Tex.


Inside the card is decorated to complement the front.

Thank you for stopping by to visit today.

Links to the products that I have used from Swedish House Crafts can be found below.




Thursday, 26 October 2017

Swedish House Crafts Father Christmas "Jultomten" Using Maja Design papers

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
It's my turn to showcase my creation on the Swedish House crafts blog today.

I have made a Christmas card using one of the gorgeous die cut images from Maja Design "Vintage Frost Basics" collection.


If you are wondering about the title? Father Christmas, Jultomten, also known simply as "Tomten" is Sweden's Father Christmas. Visiting the houses in the afternoon on Christmas Eve (when Christmas in Sweden is celebrated) to distribute presents to children.

Links to the products can be found in text at the end of my post.

Here is a closer look at Father Christmas. Sweden's "Tomten".


I used Gummiapan old paper die to cut the base of my card, and layer the papers which are also from Maja Designs "Vintage Frost Basics" collection. The postcard image is also from the images die cut sheet.

I used Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink to ink the edges of everything on my card apart from the flowers, and foliage. Everything has had a dusting of Snow-Tex. The pretty lace along the bottom of the card is from my stash.


I used my own poinsettia die, and "Vintage Frost Basics" papers to make the flowers. The stamens, wooden pine cones, and pomegranate apples are from the store.


For the Christmas trees, I used Gummiapan Christmas tree die, and matching scripted Christmas tree stamp. I placed a die cut star on top of the trees and adhered a 3mm white pearl in the centre.


Inside the card is decorated to complement the front.

Thank you for stopping by to visit today!

Links to the products that I have used from Swedish House Crafts can be found below.





Sunday, 15 October 2017

Poinsettia Tilda - A New Challenge At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
Once again it's time for a new challenge over on the Lovely Haenglar or Sweet magnolia blog.
For one whole month our challenge theme is..............USE TRIM
(Pearl trim, seam binding, lace, twine, organza rose trim, pom pom trim etc)

Our wonderful sponsor is The Rubber Buggy

 I have made a Christmas card for my Niece.

I used Poinsettia Tilda from Magnolia Aspen Holidays 2016 Collection available to buy at
Swedish House Crafts
The image is stamped with memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock, and cut out using a Joy Crafts Noor! oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils.


For the shape of my card, I used Gokreate large frame frilly #2, and Maja Design "Vintage Frost Basics" papers available to buy at Swedish House Crafts
I lightly sanded the edges of the papers.
Other dies used are; Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration, Spirit of Christmas snowflake border, Joy Crafts ice crystal circle, Sizzix holiday greens, Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag, and the trees are from Magnolia Doohickey box Vol 12.

You can pre order Vol 17 & Vol 18 at present  from Swedish House Crafts HERE
If you do decide to pre order. Don't forget to use discount code DONNASAID5OFF to get your 5% off


A close look at the flower arrangements, and trees.
I place Sizzix holiday greens in among the larger arrangement. Everything thing has has a dusting of Snow - Tex.
I die cut the trees using the design papers, and adhered a tiny red pearl to the centre of the stars.


A close look at Poinsettia Tilda.
I stamped the inside of the oval with an IndigoBlu stamp, and adhered a string of 3mm pearl bead string around the outside.
I dotted Tilda's cheeks, and the leaves on the poinsettia with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated.

We would love you to come along, and join in with our current challenge.
Don't forget Magnolia or Haenglar images only.

The challenges closes on Friday 10th November so there is plenty of time to enter.

My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's;

Thank you for stopping by to visit today, and big thanks for all the lovely comments.
Crafty hugs















Thursday, 12 October 2017

Swedish House Crafts - Gummiapan Sweet Girl Ellie With Snowman

Hello, lovely blogger friend's!

I'm here with my DT card for Swedish House Crafts.
I have made a Christmas card featuring one of the gorgeous stamps by Gummiapan. The stamp that I chose to colour is called Sweet Girl Ellie With Snowman. Aren't they just the sweetest duo?

I have used many other gorgeous products on my card that are available from the store.

Links to the products are in text, and can be found at the end of my post.


For the shape of my card I used Gummiapan old paper die, and Maja Design "Vintage Frost Basic" 6 x 6 paper stack. I have also cut the papers using the old paper die. The snowflakes in the top left hand corner of the card have been die cut using Gummiapan snowflake. The pretty lace, and pearl trim are from my stash.
Other dies that I used from my stash are; Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration and Ivy circle.
Spirit of Christmas snowflake border, Cheery Lynn English tea party doily, Joy Crafts Winter sentiment, and Sizzix holiday greens.


I stamped the image onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock with Memento toffee crunch ink, and coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.

I used a Roxstamps stitched circle die to cut white card, and stamped around the inside of it with the Gummiapan Angelpost stamp. I inked the outside of the circle with Vintage photo distress ink, and sprinkled a little shabby white embossing enamel inside the circle.

I die cut a larger stitched circle with the design paper, and matted the smaller one onto it with 3D foam tape. I cut around the image, and adhered it to the circle with 3D foam tape I coated the snowman with glamour dust to give a nice sparkly effect, and adhered some micro beads to look like bird seed onto the centre of the snowman's hand. I used Snow-Tex on the ground. The pearl bead string that I have adhered around the outside is from my stash.


I built the snowman using the metal dies from Doohickey club vol 12 Christmas 2016. I die cut the snowman's head and body with white card, and coated them with glamour dust. I adhered a piece of black card behind the snowman's face so that his eyes and mouth could be seen. I coloured the nose and cut the twigs, and heart using the design papers. I assembled him with 3D foam tape.

Vol 12 isn't available to buy anymore as the collections are limited edition, but vol 16, and 17 are currently available to pre order from Swedish House Crafts. Vol 16 is "Fall In Love", and Vol 17 is "Christmas & Winter".


I used a selection of flowers for the arrangements. The large rose, 25mm rose, and white flower spray are from my stash. The pine cones, and curled paper flowers are from the store. I have given the arrangements a light coating with Snow-Tex.


Inside the card is decorated to complement the front.
I hope I have inspired you to make something Christmassy with the products that I used?

Thank you for stopping by to visit today!
Big hugs for all the lovely comments.

Links to the products that I have used on my card from Swedish House Crafts can be found below.



I'm entering my card into the following super challenge's;

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Swedish House Crafts - Lollipop card Using Pion Design "Legends Of The Sea"

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I'm here today to share my DT creation for Swedish House Crafts.
I have made a lollipop card using some of the gorgeous papers from Pion Design - "Legends Of The Sea" complete collection.
I have been eager to make a lollipop card for a while now. At last I get to cross it off of my list of things to make. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute that it took to make this one.
I have used some other gorgeous products from Swedish House Crafts store on my card.

Links to the products are in text, and can be found at the end of my post.


I used a collection of dies, papers, chipboard pieces, lace, pearl flower trim, pearl string, corked glass vial, vax cord, bronze metal anchor charm, and a paper straw to assemble and embellish my lollipop card.


I used a selection of papers and various dies to make the lollipop card
I die cut a Cheery Lynn English tea party doily using cream 300gsm cardstock for the base, and adhered the rosette that I made using papers from the collection to the centre of the doily.
I inked the heart chipboard with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink , and adhered it behind another Cheery Lynn French pastry doily die cut.
I die cut a Gummiapan stitched square, and adhered it at an angle on top of the doily.
The banners have also been cut from one of the collection sheets, and positioned onto the card with 3D foam pads.
I cut out the sentiment. and matted it onto another piece of design paper, and adhered it to the centre of the card.
The lace, and pearl trim are from my stash.


I cut around the gorgeous mermaid image, and used 3D foam pads to adhere her to the card.
I outlined the tail with pva glue, and glamour dust to give a lovely sparkly effect.


I made the flowers using Gummiapan flowers dies x 3.
I sprayed the flowers with water, and curled them up. When they were dry, I layered one on top of the other with adhesive. Then I pierced a hole in the centre for the stamens to go through.
I inked the chipboard foliage with Vintage photo distress ink.
I filled the tiny corked vial with seed beads, and adhered it to the base of the foliage.


Finally, I hand tied the bow with lace to the top of the straw with a length of pearl string beads, vax cord, and a bronze anchor charm all from my stash.

I hope you like my lollipop card?

Links to the products used are listed below.

Thank you for stopping by.
Big crafty hugs