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

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Magnolialicious Challenge dt

We have a new inspirational challenge on Magnolia-licious challenge blog that if you are anything like me you gonna love.  PINK, Brown or Baby.
For my card i have used:
Sleeping baby Tingla : available at Magnolia-licious online store where you will get excellent service
Punches:  MS doily border, Mcgill Pine branch
Stamps: sleeping baby Tingla and Lotv sentiment
Coloring medium and inks: copics and memento rich cocoa
Tools:  circle cutter, various spellbinders and Nellie Snellens for the cirlces, computer to generate the inside sentiment.

Please pop past the challenge blog and join in the fun

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Storage for stamps

I thought i would share with all you Maggie lovers how i store my stamps.
I have been told that these are no longer available in some countries, but sure you could get them at a garage sale or a junk shop while scrounging around looking for bargains as i am sure all crafty people look for things in the wierdest of places and its in the weird places that we find the best treasures.
I get my cd cases from the local hospice that sells second hand treasures, i love going in there to see what new things they have waiting for new owners, my kids call it garbage hunting, instead of bargain hunting, ha ha.  They hate going with me, but its literrally across the road from school so thats when i pop in, when i get them from school.  They say it smells funny, i never noticed, must be something youngsters smell.
Well i wash out all the cd cases, take off any stickers etc, print names of my newest stamps on the pc, cut into strips and adhere to the spine of the cd case and then stamp an image into my flip file with their name next to them.  I then also manage to find these optometrist drawers at the garbage shop and they are perfect for all my stamps.
Hope someone will find this useful

Tilda in the garden

This little darling stamp available from Magnolia-licious store was teamed up with a wheelbarrow full of flowers stamp from a locally SAfrican stamp company country crafts, to create this card that i have entered into a nubmer of challenges being run  this week.
See my regular blog for the challenges entered with this card.
I used the following copics to color my image:
skin and hair:  E21, E00, E000, E27, E25, E31
Dress:  Y21, Y11, Y00  roses: R85, R83, R81, leaves:  G88, G82, G40
shoes:  E35, E33, E31
distress ink/ tumbled glass for sky aorund my image
fun foam to pop my Tilda and give her a bit of dimension
Pearls, flowers and ribbon from my never ending stash, stardust stickles added to Tilda's lace.
Paper from MME, die to cut out my image is a Nellies Snellen, and i also used a MS border punch on one of my layers, under my ribbon

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Magnolialicious Challenge dt

I have some news to share which you can read about on my Paper haven blog.
I would like to share with all my Maggie followers that there is a new challenge on the Magnolia-licious challenge blog.

Diana is generously sponsoring a $25 gift certificate to the winner of this great challenge so you gotta be in it to win it.  Head over to the challenge blog and see what the girls have done with this color combo to inspire you.

Stamps:  #374 Ladybug Tilda from Raising the ceiling collection, hero arts border stamp
Colored with copics:  R29, 27, 24, E17, R83, R81, Rv00, C7, 5, 3, 1, skin: E21, E00, E000 stickles star dust
Paper:  Fancy Pants "snow notes, basil basics
Embellishments: from stash
Punches and dies:  labels 14, MS heart border, spellbinders hearts and scalloped hearts, sewing machine
Am gonna enter this into the following challenges:
7 kids college fund: I (heart) you
Simon says: Love is in the air
Stampin" for the weekend: Valentine
Creative inspirations; Valentine/ love
Cupcake craft challenges: Red
Crafty cardmakers: hearts
Allsorts; Love
Magnolia down under: Love
Oldie but goodie: Add a heart

Friday, February 4, 2011

My new header

Have you noticed that i have a new header?  I spent the best part of yesterday masking and stamping all these images, then colored them with my copics.

Now since i just started this blog to highlight and showcase my passion for Magnolia stamps i thought i gotta have some kinda FAB header.  However since i am way techno challenged, i had no idea how i was gonna get this right.  Well good news, i have a friend, Shaz Keanly who is not techno challenged and she played around and managed to put this onto my blog as a header!! thanks my friend this technology sometimes just does my head in.
Whatcha think?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Pixie cottage dt

Hi Maggie lovers, you will be so excited to know that there are a new range of stamps released from Artish at the Pixie Cottage that are a perfect accompaniment to all your beautiful Tilda's that you can bye at Magnolialicious store.
For this weeks dt card for the challenge on the Pixie Cottage challenge blog i used one of the newest release backgrounds and Tilda shopping.
I added the buttons and bows to the side of my card, keeping the rest of my card pretty simple.  I loved this color scheme!
I have cut Tilda out and popped her on a bit of foam so she looks like she has just left the shops and have paper pieced a few of the elements from both the digi background and the stamped image.
have a great crafting week