This will be the blog that i will showcase my addiction for Marvellous Magnolia stamps, i hope that what i do here will inspire you as much as it gives me pleasure to work with these wonderful little rubber characters. For all my other stamping projects please visit my paper haven blog

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Tilda with heart socks

i have to admit that i wasnt sure how i was gonna use this image, i felt that the hands were at a strange angle as if she is hanging onto something, but then how do you hang with your hands at that angle.  Hsving said that though i do think she's really cute so had to use her.  then i love all Magnolia images, lol
i followed a sketch off the net that i loved since it had so many fab layers, i used some jute for layering, love this stuff
all the other bits and bobs on my card are things i have in my endless stash, look out for a video soon, you will be able to see my craft space and how i store all my stash, and just how much i have.
i hope you enjoy this card

Thursday, January 31, 2013

when things dont work the way you planned

I had a vision for this image, but if i tell you when i look at it now, i ask myself "what was i thinking?"
the paper is too busy and my image seemed to get a bit lost.  However i thought i would share with you anyway, since i know that i havent posted much lately.
I was reorganising my studio a few weeks ago and pushed a wall unit that i hadnt unpacked, across the room and managed to tear the ligaments in my back, so i have kinda been man down!  will be a few more weeks before i manage to feel 100 % again, but am pleased to share that i am feeling a lot better.
so for my card i used lots of layers of die cuts and doillies, tons of Gesso on each layer, a pearly flourish and i would have liked to have made the image appear as if she were on a layer of flowers, oh well you win some and lose some.  I haven seemed to recieve any new stamps in months so i went ahead and bought this one as i just had to have her.  Hopefully the postman will bring me some new stamps soon so i can get inspired by all the new stamps out there and start to share some more of my work.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

vintage trailer

Just wanted to share a fun project that i made which was inspired by Fabienne
 A front view, where you can see two of my darling Magnolia's featured
 I had to use the doohicky fence on the front too

 the lantern was made cutting the Marianne die four times and the glueing them together and adding pearls

 A side view
 a view of the roof
 the back of the trailer
 And the bird cage made cutting a memory box die iron gate four times and glueing them together.

I do hope you enjoy looking as much as i enjoyed making this

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas spotlight

i gotta tell you straight off my bloggy friends that this business of Christmas cards is wearing me a little thin.
However having said that i know that a few of my Christmas celebrating friends and family will be quite cross me being a card maker if i dont make the effort to make something for them.
So i am on a bender of making tags.  I saw the challenge on Moving along with the times to use a spotlight technique, which i havent done for a while, so here i am entering their challenge.  will list another couple at the end of my post.
of course the stamps from Magnolia Sweden, the background is the winter day background, i just strategically masked my Edwin on top of the house so you couldnt see it.
the papers are from Graphics 45
i gave my layers a good going over of Gesso which i gotta say i am loving, and then of course everything got the stickle treatment and loads of pearls, buttons and some jute twine.
challenge i am entering with this card:
Addicted to stamps: tags
Stamptacular Sunday: for the love of Tilda
MAWTT: spotlight technique

Sunday, November 11, 2012

what's in a name?

Apparently NOTHING! it doesnt matter that you spend years building a blog, if someone else spent a few months working on a conflicting blog with the same name, you can blow it through your butt.
It doesnt matter that i have worked my butt off trying to get my blog going and followers up, someone else worked hard to get a dt together, and a banner made, etc, etc.  So the bottom line is get over myself and live with it!  If the intent was not there when they chose a conflicting name for their blog, IT MAKES IT ALL OK!  Because the challenege blog looks proffesional, IT MAKES IT OK!
Well as sorry as they are that i am disgruntled, i am not sorry that i am having my say.
Do i wish them succes?  HELL YES
Magnolia's are a fabulous stamp range and i love them or i wouldnt be working for Magnolia Sweden, it just doesnt make me any more comfortable, when they say, "We didnt know about you, and chose the name before we heard about you"
the fact that Magnolia Sweden sponsor my blog, makes not a difference in the world since they have their own sposors........... go figure

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Time for another one of my rants:  Yes i know i do this from time to time and i appreciate all your patience with me when having one of my rants, but this is just ludicrous.
We all of us as bloggers know how hard we work for the upkeep of our blogs and take tremendous pride in them even when we get busy with real life and our blogs take a bit of a back seat in the big scheme of things.  I started a Magnolia blog two years ago and called it Marvellous Maggies i gotta tell you i haggled over this name for quite some time before deciding on it, lo and behold if someone doesnt decide to call their challenge blog Marvellous Magnolia, now how close is that for comfort?  Really original wouldnt you say?
I really just wanted to have a little rant and ask those of you that read my blog how you would feel if your blog name was stolen reused?  Couldnt they come up with anything more original?  how do you stumble upon a name and decide well if i misspell marvellous and call it the full Magnolia name, is that acceptable?
Really i often wonder if this blogging lark is worth the trouble.  I have had my Marvellous Maggie blog since early 2011, and now this challenge blog has popped up in October 2012.
Good one! let me hear your thoughts
have a great weekend while i stew in my juices, lol

P:S:  the saddest thing is that there is nothing i can do about it besides for rant on my blog, since this is MY blog i can say what i like.
 i find it hard to believe that the owner of the abovementioned challenge blog didnt know about my name since its been in the Magnolia Ink magazine for two years now and its been all over the Magnolia Sweden blogs etc

Thursday, November 8, 2012

have a sparkling good time

 i hadnt used this darling little image called Tilda with sparkles, but thought she would be great for any celebration, so why not Xmas.
 I didnt want to get too bright so used the blues and yellows for a toned down muted card, it was also my intention to enter a few challenges with this card
Crafty pad: Anything goes
One stop craft challenge: color challenge
cute and girly: twinkle twinkle little star
Totally Tilda: sketch
marvellous Magnolia's: pearls and lace

have a great weekend