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

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tomic challenge 29

wow, time is passing my by so quickly and we have a new challenge for you on TOMIC "A symphony of snowflakes in Purple"
I gotta admit that i am just not a fan of purple, but i must say that stretching my limits seems to be quite good for me as i love how this image turned out in purple.
i also got to use a fair ammount of glittah on my snow which made me very happy, i can never get enough glittah!!  All my edges got the going over with craft paint that i added impasto paste to so that once dry it would lose its dimension and then added all my glittah in layers over the impasto.
Images:  Tilda with Fir tree, miscellaneous fir trees
inks:  copics and memento tuxedo black
all the punched out snow flakes are various ones that i have had in my stash forever
rhinestones also from the never ending stash, as is the ribbon.
have a great week

Saturday, December 17, 2011

one that didnt make the grade

 i made this card for Magnolia Sweden and since it didnt make the grade for the magazine and get published i thought i would share it here on my blog.  i dont often use Edwin, but i found this fabulous paper that suited the image so well that i just had to make this card.
 this fold is one i havent seen anyone else besides myself use and its called a dbl display you can find the template for it on my regular blog :HERE
 my bff Barb sent me these darling little Christmas lights some time ago and they were also begging to be used.
i hope you like the card and give the dbl display a go, if you do decide to use the template pls link back to me

magic box

i havent really given my Maggie blog as much love and attention as i would like to, so i think that would make a good new years resolution once the new year comes around.
I decided to make this magic box that i first saw on my friend Barb's blog, boy i was awe struck, then she told me she had first seen it on Cabio's blog, sure you can figure that very few things are "ours" to claim we invented, this blogging bit is all about sharing knowledge and know how.
this box on a scale of 1>10 was about a 3, so dont be intimidated, try it.  The only thing that took me an age was coloring all the images and deciding what i was gonna put into it.
this is gonna be a present for an elderly friend of mine Jean, i am gonna fill it with flowers and flat backed pearls since i have an over abundance of both, she also crafts and celebrates Christmas so i am sure will appreciate the work and thought that went into this aswell as the little crafty treats i fill it with.
stamps:  Tilda with fir tree, Tilda with snowheart, winter Tilda dn something for you, star Tilda, Angel Tilda, sitting with glitter, vintage Tilda

punches and ie cuts:  nesties, ek success punch and a few miscellaneous flourishes
Other: lots of stickles, liquid applique, flower soft, flat backed pearls and garlands
Paper: MME and basil basics, cryogen white
have a great week

Sunday, December 4, 2011

magnolia ornament

There is  a fab new challenge happening on MDUC to make a Xmas ornament and since this little project was made for the Magnolia magazine and didnt get published i thought i would share it here and enter their challenge.

i used foam board to make the base of the ornament to poke the bead pins in, making sure that i glued each one down as i went so they wouldnt fall out eventually.  i used loads of little pearls to indicate the snow falling around my images, lots of puff paint to imitate the fur on their winter coats and of course colored my images with my copics.
Images used:  snowy hugs and winter coat
have a great week