Sunday, 23 June 2019

Good Morning Magnolia and farewell to my beautiful Mum.

Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by today.

I have been missing in action for a while. My beautiful mum passed away two days before Mother's Day, May 10th, and I just haven't felt motivated to do much crafting. Her death has left a huge void in my life and I was initially struck with not knowing what to do with myself, as her well being had been such an all consuming concern for a very long time. However, I do know that she would have wanted me to continue doing what I love, and that is creating my papercraft projects.  Mum loved pretty things and I know that she would have loved seeing the beautiful cards that I have decided to share with you all today. This blog post is dedicated to "my girl - Shirl".

Love you mum 💕

My beautiful mum - Shirley.

It is so easy to create beautiful projects using the Magnolia Lane suite of products.

You will find all the information on what is included in the suite bundle on page 37 of the Annual Catalogue. Stampin' Up! have made it so simple for you to order the entire suite by using a single product bundle number - go check it out. If you don't have a demonstrator here in Australia and would like a copy of the new catalogue, please get in touch with me.

Here are the cards I've made.

The cards are 5 1/2" square. Each card is layered with cardstock and beautiful patterns from the Magnolia Lane DSP. I stamped the magnolia flower onto Whisper White cardstock with Mossy Meadow ink and cut out with the Magnolia Memory large magnolia die. Note: It is recommended that you stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black ink if colouring in with the Stampin' Blends markers. It stops bleeding and blending of the colours. With this said, I just made sure to be very careful when colouring my magnolia with the blends. I didn't have Mossy Meadow blends at the time, so I used my Old Olive markers, both light and dark, and I was happy with the result. I ended up spritzing each of the flowers with a mix of shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol. It gives such a pretty soft sparkle.

On this card I used the ribbon combo pack that consists of a lovely linen ribbon with white edges and some Mossy Meadow linen thread. The gold faceted gems look gorgeous with these colours. The sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set and I stamped it in Mossy Meadow. I die-cut this with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies and backed it with two different sized pieces of cardstock in Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow for the layered look.

On this card the sentiment is from the Forever Lovely stamp set. I've stamped again in Mossy Meadow and die-cut with a Stitched Rectangle. This time the ribbon is the gorgeous Organdy Striped Ribbon in Petal Pink. It's so pretty! Other embellishments are basic adhesive backed sequins and a pearl centre.

Don't forget to stamp your envelopes too!

Front and back.

I made these two cards to give to friends who were celebrating birthday's close to mine. We all went out and shared a lovely lunch together.

I gifted each of them with a Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack.

Some simple wrapping in brown paper with the lovely magnolia flower stamped in Mossy Meadow and wrapped with some Braided Linen Trim.

I highly recommend this beautiful suite of products.

Thank you again for stopping by today.
I hope to see you all again soon.

If you're leaving a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 😘

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Tuesday, 4 June 2019

AWH Colour Creations - Week 51 - Rococo Rose

Hello everyone and welcome to Week 51 of our Colour Creations blog hop with the Art with Heart team.

Our featured colour this week is Rococo Rose. It's one of the 2019-2021 Stampin' Up! In Colours.
Rococo Rose is a lovely dusty pink, and I think I love it already!

Here is my project for tonight.

Can you believe that the only Rococo Rose element on this card is cardstock?!
That's all I had, but I think it goes perfectly with this lovely pattern of Designer Series Paper called Bird Ballad.
I ran the piece of DSP through the Subtle 3D embossing folder. This is still one of my favourite embossing folders, I just love the texture of it, and then stuck that onto a piece of the Rococo Rose cardstock.  Onto another piece of Rococo Rose cardstock, I heat embossed in white, a sentiment from the First Frost stamp set and die cut with a Stitched Rectangle die. Adding a Gingham Gala sequin and a pearl to the centre of it.

This was a really quick and simple card to make, and I loved using this gorgeous new In Colour for the first time.

To see what Cathy and the rest of the team have created for tonight's hop, just click here.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you next week for another
Colour Creations Blog Hop.

If you are leaving a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 😘

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

AWH Colour Creations - Week 47 - So Saffron

Hello everyone!

It's Tuesday again, and that means Colour Creations blog hop night with the Art with Heart team - yay!

It's Week 47 and So Saffron is our featured colour tonight. This lovely soft creamy yellow is a member of the Subtles family.

So Saffron 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper - Subtles Collection

I have made two cards for tonight's hop and here's the first one.

To compliment the buttery yellow, I went with another colour from the subtles family - Pear Pizzazz. Matted rectangle layers make up the simple design. The 'thank you' sentiment is heat embossed in white, this, and the stamped Crumb Cake flowers are from the Love What You Do stamp set. The embossed sentiment goes nicely with the sweet pearlized flower pattern from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. It's very hard to see in this photo, but I brushed on some Wink of Stella to the stamped flowers for a little added sparkle and shine. I embellished with a double bow of Linen Thread and some pearls.

I've also used the Subtles TIEF to give the card some texture.

My second card has the same layout but with the reversed colours and slightly different matting.

Instead of the white pearls on this card, I chose the Gold Faceted Gems.

In the photo below you can see the sparkle from the Wink of Stella better in the flowers at the top of the card on the left.

Thank you for stopping by. Head over to Catherine's blog to see the rest of tonight's So Saffron creations from the team.

If you're leaving a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗

Until next time.....
Happy Crafting! 😘

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