Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas

With this little card I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Stay healthy and happy!

Thank you for your support, kindness and love you have shown me through out this year by visiting my blog and leaving comments!

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Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Violin
Paper: Magnolia Ink
Die: Magnolia DooHickey, Spellbinder circle
Embellishments: flake is by Unique Hobby, Angle wing is Melissa Frances, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Paper Doily, Seam binding ribbon

Don’t forget Sir Stampalot’s annual End of the year sale has started now.

Wow.. I just see even Saturated Canary stamps are extremely marked down! Have a peek!

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Friday, December 21, 2012

A little Tag

Thank you for taking time to swing by my blog.
I would like to show you a tag I have made for my friend Iris. The tag just had the perfect size to sit save and nicely in her parcel with Christmas presents.

I colored this image with pencils in this time.
The newest Magnolia Love 2013 Collection is now open for PRE-ORDER over at Sir Stampalot! CUUUUTEEEE!


Stamps: Tilda with holy baby
Sentiments: Lili of the Valley
Dies: Stampin up “Top note die”, Tim Holtz Vintage Alterations
Papers: Magnolia Vintage Christmas Holy Santa and Holly/Berries paper 
Coloring: Pencils and Mineral Sprit


Sunday, December 16, 2012


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Hello thanks for your visit. I hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far.

As we count down the days to Christmas I am able to show you some of the cards I have made for my friends. This card is a bit than my usual card size only 5.5 x 5.5.  The focal point image is a bit smaller than the standing girls and although I added a shaker to the front of my card I think the smaller size works well.

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Supplies used to make this card”
Stamps: Tilda with dove
Paper: Maja Design through Timbroscrapmania
Sentiment: Amuse Art stamps (retired), postage stamps are Lili of the Valley
Dies: Tim Holz snowflake border, Spellbinder ribbon banner, Spellbinder circles,
Other: gauze, paper doily, glitter chipboard (Recollections), Liquid pearls, hemp, Stickles in Platinum, Acetate, foam spacer, glitter, distressing tool

Thank you ladies!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Greetings

Hello, well… as the time gets closer to Christmas I like to share some of my personal Christmas cards I did make.
I love that Magnolia came out this year with some more animals – I hope we are going to see more of those new ‘characters” in the future.

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Stamps: Teddy “Cocco” with present
Sentiment: postmark sentiments and the vintage letter are Lovt
Papers: Stampin up
Dies: Magnolia – Snowflake, Tag

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Blog Candy Winner


thank you so much for all your lovely comments and for participating!

The winner of blog candy no 8 is Yvonne!

Please keep on visiting my DT mates all the way til December 31 you can enter to win a goodie bag, just follow Magnolia’s links

Thanks again

Yvo.. can you please email me with your post address to


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Magnolia Christmas Calendar Shutter No 8

Hello, welcome to Magnolia’s annual Christmas Calendar hosted by the Design Team.
Iam sure you are already inspired by all the wonderful creations the girls and Alberto came up with in the past few days. Weren’t they all stunning???!!

We crafters like the idea of something handmade to give to our neighbors, teachers, friends and family for Christmas, that’s why we love so much or card making hobby and we spent a fair amount of time and money pursuing the addiction awh.. I meant the hobby Smile. I also know that many of you like to bake, especially during this time of the year. I can only imagine what kinds of different cookies you all have made this year. Well, here is an idea to combine both… crafting and giving your baked goods the deserved, ready to be gifted wrapping. Claudia_Rosa_Cookie Tin_1

Altered tins are always great to give, they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and you can get them for free if you can reuse some from you’re your foods you have purchased already or even from your Prima flowers. I got this container at a while back Michaels for about 50 cents in the clearance section. It has an nice big size and I thought it was perfect to give some homemade cookies away or even add some gifts as stamps, dies or flowers ect. I usually purchase those kind of things throughout the year and store in my closet to alter as I need them.

When you alter a tin, it is nice to create a band around the tin first, mine is not very wide as you can see, next I build up the area with plastic snowflakes and a paper doily where I am going to be able to glue down my flowers and other embellishments without smudging the acetate or run into the problem that the band would not slide off the tin after I am finished. Keep in mind that if the tin is used for food, that you can wash it out after you altered it with your decorations. (speaking of ribbons added around your tin or papers)

Anyways… you know how this worksSmile leave me a comment on this posting and I will draw a winner for a “yummy” Magnolia candy. It will be shipped to your home with warm Christmas wishes by Magnolia Rubberstamps in the next days!

And if you like… have a look at cookie recipe I post at the bottom of this posting – it is my families favorite for this year.. I think I have made already 4 batches so far – more coming up this weekend.

I would like to thank you in the name of Magnolia for your business this year! Stay tuned for more exciting and cute releases in 2013, you will be able to find the entire line as papers and dies and and and that goes along with each new release at Sir Stampalot. Your destination for all your Magnolia needs!

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Stamps: Tilda with cookie tray
Sentiment: Crafty Sentiment Designs – those circle ones are just sooo cute! Thank you Suzette!
Dies: Magnolia Tag, Magnolia swirl
Embellishments: plastic snowflakes, paper doily cookie tin – Paula Deen (Hobby Supply store), Gingham ribbon,

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted, coarsely ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until well blended. Beat in flour, then pecans. Divide dough in half; form each half into ball. Wrap separately in plastic; chill until cold, about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk remaining 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and cinnamon in pie dish to blend. Set cinnamon sugar aside.

Working with half of chilled dough, roll dough by 2 teaspoonful between palms into balls. Arrange balls on heavy large baking sheet, spacing 1/2 inch apart. Bake cookies until golden brown on bottom and just pale golden on top, about 18 minutes. Cool cookies 5 minutes on baking sheet. Gently toss warm cookies in cinnamon sugar to coat completely. Transfer coated cookies to rack and cool completely. Repeat procedure with remaining half of dough. (Cookies can be prepared 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature; reserve remaining cinnamon sugar.)

have a bowl ready with remaining cinnamon sugar and add your cookies into the bowl to cover them with the powder sugar, remove and serve.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Happy Birthday

Hellooo… how are you all doing?
Busy getting ready for the holidays?

Sorry I had no time to take photos yet of the christmas cards I have made. Just so busy… luckily I can show this card today which was made back in October to give to a friend for her birthday along with the box (you have seen the box already)

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Stamp: Magnolia Tilda with kite,
Dies: Magnolia,
Paper: Quilt, Rainbow, Pink plaid
Tacky Glue, Flowers, Stickles, Bakers Twine

Here is an other peek of the box.. I really liked how this set turned out even it was very summery and not really the right match for the season it was gifted.


Thank for taking time to visit me today.
Have a wonderful day

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Peace * Hope * Joy

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Hello friends… there is a new Challenge posted over on Deep Ocean… it’s a great possibilities to link your Christmas cards on too.

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Here are the supplies I used to make my cards
Stamps: Tilda with Violin, snowflake
Sentiment: Stampin up
Papers: Magnolia Winter Angel, words paper, Shoe Mini paper
Dies: Spellbinders Circle, Banner and Magnolia Ticket

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