Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Favourite Stamp

Happy Wednesday to all who pass through here.  This week at Midweek Magnolias we are asking you to use your favourite stamp and tell us why it is your favourite.  I chose this Tilda which I think is actually from a Christmas collection, but I don't care because I think she can be used all year round.  The reason I have chosen this one is because I love the way her dress scallops and bumps making it easy to colour, and I love the bow in her curly hair - it reminds me of my first perm! LOL!!   So I used this image on my project this week which is a Milk Carton which I wanted to make to fill with goodies for my friend who is about to hit the 'big one' in a couple of weeks time.

The papers are once again my own which I made using freebie images from the internet.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a great week, and don't forget to stop by Midweek Magnolias to see the fab creations my wonderful teamies have come up with! :o) xxx

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Roses, roses everywhere, and winner!

Good morning blogland!  Before anything else I would just like to say the most enormous THANK YOU to EVERYONE who joined in with our bloghop over at Midweek Magnolias last week!  It was hugely successful and all the team are so delighted to see so many lovely crafters.  We had a blast!  Thank you to all who visited our blogs and for the many hundreds of wonderful comments we all got for our creations.  It was so successful that we may just have to do it again ;o)  Watch this space......!!!
In the meantime, I would like to announce the winner of my blog candy and that is
Well done Caz, and thank you for your lovely comments.  If you would like to email me your addy and I will send your pack out to you.
Our new theme at Midweek Magnolias this week is Everything's Coming Up Roses! and we want to see lots of roses on your projects.  Here is the card I made for my DT piece:
The paper is another of my own creations which I made using some freebie vintage images from the web and a spotty background which took me HOURS to create and I wish never to do another!!  The colour doesn't show very well here but it is a very pale grey/blue which I think is much nicer IRL, but having 'mastered' stripes, I figured spots would be a doddle - No!!!  I'm lucky to still be a part of this family given the amount of foul language I've been hurling at my pooter this week!  They've disowned me now and I need to win back their favour! LOL!  I wouldn't mind, but you can't even see the damn spots!!  The gorgeous frame is one which I am ashamed to own because it's the creation of one Stephanie Weightman, who I just cannot bear to watch on C&C because she winds me up so much.  Why bother asking guests a question if you're only going to answer it yourself?  So rude!  However, her range of dies have now hit Hobbycraft and I just happened to be there when they were stocking the shelf and I came away with this, costing me £25!!  Am I totally mad?!  There is a lot more to it than just this, but I instantly regretted buying it when after goodness knows how many attempts I finally managed to extract one in one piece from the die itself, without tearing it.  Give me Spellbinders and Marianne dies any day!
Well that's my all for today.  Please pop over to Midweek Magnolias and check out the amazing samples that my fabulously talented teamies have created.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week. :o) xx

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Happy Birthday Midweek Magnolias!

Hurrah!  We are officially one year old now!  Hard to believe that 52 weeks ago we launched this fabulous weekly 'challenge' blog.  We call it a challenge, but in actual fact it's more an inspirational theme blog and lots of very lucky people have been fortunate enough to win fabulous prizes donated by our amazing sponsors, Magnolia in Sweden!

However, as this is our birthday, we have lots of other special treats for all our players to be in with a chance of winning.  We are having our first blog hop.  Chances are, you have probably arrived here via Jenny's wonderful blog - if not however, please visit her because if you do, and you leave her lots of love, you will be in with a chance of winning our fabulous Birthday Blog Prize which was very kindly donated by Cathy.  Take a look at this amazing bundle:
All this could be yours if you play along with our blog hop.  To do this you need to be a follower of Midweek Magnolias and you must visit each of the DT members own blogs and leave a comment. 

Some of the DT are also offering smaller prizes of their own and I have put together this little package:

There is some genuine vintage lace, some ribbons, die cuts, stick on sparkly gems, doilies, flowers and 2 boxes for you to alter in any way you see fit.  I may throw in one or two extras also ;o)

So, we have our big blog prize from Cathy, our Mystery prize from Magnolia, individual blog prizes and on top of all that, we are all giving away our cards this week to the individual blog winners also!  Wow!  What a birthday treat!

And before I forget to post it, here IS my card for this week:

I hope you like it.  The bg papers are all my own design (and stamped with a Kaisercraft stamp)and Tilda is coloured with pencils and stickles glitter glue.

So what now?  Well now, you need to hop over to my lovely talented teamie Becky and see what goodies she has to offer.

Thank you to everyone who plays along with our themes each week on Midweek Magnolias.  We do love seeing you there and we hope everyone has as happy a time there as we do!  Thanks for popping in here also.  Have a great week! :o) xx