Sunday, December 23, 2012

Pink Ribbon Tilda

Good morning lovelies!
Gosh, only 2 more sleeps until the big day!
We have our final challenge for the year at Magnolia Down Under today. We are having a bit of a break over the holidays and will be back on the 13th of January in the New Year for some more Maggie fun.
But we're not going and leaving you with out a challenge - we have a fun Anything Goes challenge to keep you all occupied.
I was very fortunate to find Magnolia's new Stamp club in my mail box this week. We've been moving house for the last week or so and my craft supplies are in a bit of disarray, however I simply HAD to ink up this little sweetie pie straight away. Have you seen the new stamps out in the "With Love" collection? There are so many adorable ones, I can feel my bank balance shrinking just looking at them!

My flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts and the cheesecloth, twine, buttons and gems are from The Ribbon Girls.  The card shape was cut with Go Kreate dies.
I hope you have a lovely Christmas planned.
And I hope you have a chance to come and play along at MDUC :)
Hugs x

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Winner of Magnolia's advent - day 17 is......

 Fleur, please drop me an email with your address and I will forward it on to Magnolia for your special prize!!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Magnolia Advent Day 17!!

Merry Christmas my Magnolia friends!
I am so very excited to share with you today my project which I made for Magnolia's Advent calendar - shutter 17!
I have made a Christmas decoration which is also a shaker with some glitter and hearts.

I stamped and embossed "A Merry Christmas" in white in this little window.

This little cutie pie is the Bull finch from So Jolly collection of 2009. And my favourite Christmas accessory stamp, the gorgeous forest stamp.

I've painted and stickled a cute little chipboard Santa and reindeer. Lots of Doo Hickey dies are used to decorate as well. Some stamped ornaments. All coloured with Copics.

And finally, adorable Tilda in the window at the bottom. I think this has to be my favourite Tilda from the Nativity Collection.

If you would like to be entered into the draw for today's Magnolia's Advent Prize. Then all you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post and I will be back to announce the randomly drawn winner tomorrow!

Thank you so much for visiting me and good luck!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tilda with little dove

Hi there friends,
I have a little gift box here to share with you today.
I have inked up this sweet little Tilda from the Nativity collection from Magnolia. She is just adorable.
The box is one that I saved and have altered with silver paint and white gesso.

All of the flowers, berries, bead cap and twine are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Tilda with Little Dove coloured with lovely auburn hair.

And the finished box.
Have a great week!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Nativity scene

Hi again Magnolia fans. Thanks so much for checking back in with me today. 
I am still suffering with this rotten asthma and sinus infection. I havent had asthma for about 10 years so it has come as a bit of a shock to me this allergy season. 

Anyway, whinging aside - I am back today with my card for Magnolia Down Under Challenges. This week the challenge is my sketch. It is a pretty easy one as it is really great to see how each crafter puts their own personal spin on a sketch. So feel free to go as simple or as intricate in your interpretation of the sketch as you wish. 

I finally sat down and masked together some of the cute stamps from the Nativity collection. I will admit, it took me several attempts to get a decent masked image, lol. I am way out of practice in masking and was determined to do these little cuties justice.

The crystal stems, twine, bells, aster daisies and filigree corner are all from Wild Orchid Crafts. 
The poinsettia, fern leaves and other die cuts are all Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies. 

The papers are mostly Magnolia but also some MME thrown in there.

Finally - the finished result.  
The stamps are:
Holy Edwin, Holy Lamb, Holy Sheep, Holy House and last but not least, Little Holy Baby
All from the Nativity Collection.

I hope you have some time to put aside to get crafty and try out my sketch this week. 
With Christmas just around the corner we are all so busy, it makes good sense to just sit and take some time for yourself to relax and craft. 
I hope to see you at MDUC.

Hugs K, x

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Magnolia's Advent has begun!

Today marks the beginning of Magnolia's Advent.
The DT have each selected a day to share a special holiday project with you.
We are all very excited to be a part of this and have been working very hard to ensure you will not be disappointed. 

Today is adorable Alberto's turn to share something amazing with you.
To find out what he has created, head over to the Magnolia Inspiration blog and click on the shutter to be directed to Alberto's blog. 

There are prizes to be won so make sure you leave a comment on each DT member's blog as they share their projects with you.