Friday, January 31, 2014



Hello ladies thanks for swinging by today.

I have just a tiny tag to share. I have been so busy making samples for Summer Magnolia Ink 2014 that time just flew by. In fact today is the last day I can share my “Christmas challenge” project I have going on with my friend Tammi.
The plan is to get each month 1 card or project done for Christmas. Hopefully  I will get some done sooner, I will have 12 cards with images from different companies and still have enough time to play in November with Magnolia new release images Yeah! Smile

Midwinter tag_1

I colored this time my image with water colors. I have below a close up shot. Not that I am particular think my coloring is that spectacular that I think I need a close up shot but what else to show lol.. there isn't too much going on, on this tag that’s not been done a 10000000 times on the web Smile

Here is what I used:
cutie pie Midwinter Tilda – I like her very much!
Stamps: Magnolia small snowflakes and post mark stamp
Papers: Magnolia ink ( Lazy Summer days – red stripes, Old book)
Dies: Magnolia DooHickey (Snowflake, Tall firs, Tea tags, So Lovely)
other: Tim Holtz Sizzix
Embellishments: My Arts Jute, flowers, Distress inks, Sponge, Stickles, gauze, Gesso, white gel pen, Gems, seam binding ribbon, lace, Frantage, brushes, Water color paperMidwinter tag_2

Friday, January 24, 2014

Sweet Friend

Hello friends,

an other day off school for the kids here in Michigan. Some of you might have heard what severe weather conditions we have gotten this year. Today we did not get snow but such cold temperatures about minus 28 Celsius or 20 F. So school was cancelled for the district.

All week both of my kids have been sick so I guess its kind of a good thing that they are not missing an other day.

The card I have made is a rather simple one but I used a technique called “Dryer sheet” technique witch gives the card a more unique look. I took two photos I hope it shows for you on one of them. You can find how how to the Dryer sheet technique is done over on SCS.
Thanks ladies!

Sweet friend_1

Stamps: Tilda with ski in the snow
Sentiment: Little Darlings
Die: Spellbinder Postage 
paper: Magnolia ink mini cloudy  hearts
Coloring: Water colors
Embellishments: ultra fine glitter, dryer sheet, fake snow, Stickles, white gel pen, brushes.

Sweet friend_2

Friday, January 17, 2014

2014 Year planner

Hello ladies,

still catching up showing with the things I made around Christmas. (that’s why there are still reindeers are in the pictures to see) Christmas deco has been officially stored away January 6.

Anyways…. a dear friend made for me a year planner using this book she found in one of the $1 bins at Michaels. LOVEED it… of course I had to head out there and get myself one too. This was so fun to alter – I love how this turned out.


I did sent this book off to Magnolia Sweden. It might be there in the shop, on display?!

Supplies used:
Year planner $1 bin at Michaels as said Smile
Magnolia Tilda Ballerina Moscow Collection 2013, Post mark stamp
Spellbinder oval, Magnolia DooHickey so Lovely, build a swirly butterfly  and large butterfly, Memory box-tiffany Frame
Embellishments: Stickles, buttons, Liquid Pearls
Paper: Maja Design


Thank you so much for your visit.

Have a great weekend


Friday, January 10, 2014

Simple Random Craft Things

Hello there…today I would like to show you some simple random things… I am sure you are also using your craft supplies for those quick projects to pretty things up its part of the fun having all that stuff that we all collect.

I love especially using all the shapes Magnolia has in their DooHickey die line – THANK god I have a new die cutting machine. I just recently broke my Sizzix as seam to have forgotten how to sandwich the plates after my long crafting break DUH!!!  I feel so stupid – this sure was an expensive mistake.

Christmas deco_1

Here I am using DooHickey Heart tag along with a very pretty Magnolia script stamp. The hearts are decorated with some small rose buds or some wooden flower shapes out of a Prima kit. I have seen several sets over at Sir Stampalot. I will see if I can find the link for you. I attached all the tags to my gifts with some bakers twine.

Christmas deco_2

Looking good on the presents Smile behind the chair you can see how nice the Heart die cut looks on the gift bag. The snowflake tissue paper and gift bags were all purchased at Joann.

Christmas deco_3

The crochet hearts also looking good as Valentines deco on my willow branches (found at Ikea)… no idea how many more to crochet… maybe 25??? if you are interested in the pattern just leave a comment (Pretty Pressings blog) and I can write it up for you guys.


Than I did some sewing… drew my own pattern for it until I was happy with it. I purposely did not turn the fabric inside out.. I liked the frayed fabric like that. For decoration I used Magnolia Doo Hickey Tea-Label Tag set – you will get 3 shapes in the set. This piglet went to Sweden as it stands for God Jul there, in Germany we have piglets for “Good Luck” around New Year or as its called there “Silvester”.

God Jul Pig

Than I quickly altered a Distress crackle paint container with some pretty leftover Magnolia Paper – the one I used is called “Riffard Roses” and comes from last years “Special Moments” Collection. Those papers are just too pretty to throw any pieces away. I keep most of them.
I used DooHickey Vintage Daisies Flower dies (on sale right now), So Wrapped Tilda Lace label and the heart swirl branch die. Really inexpensive decoration and it just makes it so much prettier for gift giving.

Distress paint_1

The ribbon is by Martha Stewart, to adhere my papers onto a round surface I like to use Scor tape.

Distress paint_2

All right.. thanks for swinging by today. Hope you are going to have a great weekend with hopefully some crafting time involved.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Hello sweets,

back with a card I have made for my friend Heidi along with a quick knitted gift for Christmas. I want to show it on my blog before it gets too late since we are already thinking “Valentine” and Spring, right? Not here in Michigan… some of you might now… we have gotten severe weather conditions and I am grateful to have a home and a roof over my head for sure.


Heidi has blonde hair and I thought this pale color would look so pretty on her. The yarn is Madeline tosh Pashmina – which is already VERY luxurious, but I have also added for the extra cute effect a second strand of Rowan Kid Silk Haze yarn. It does look very dreamy and I hope she enjoys it.

Pattern is a simple one, since I was late with my gift for her and I needed this to be done within 2 days.


Here is a little detail shot of the sentiment


Stamps: Joyful Tilda
Sentiment: Stampin up
Paper: Magnolia Ink, blue swirl, pink ornaments
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey “So Lovely”, “Tall Firs”, “Holly”, “Snowflake 1” and snowflake 2, “frilly label”– Go Create for shape of Design Paper, Spellbinder ovals
Embellishments: lace ribbon, Hobby House flowers,
Other: Frantage, Stickles
Coloring: Copic markers, white gel pen
Tool: Heat gun, Big shot

Pattern source: Churchmouse
thanks for looking


Friday, January 3, 2014

hugs and kisses

Hello, today I have a new card I would like to share with you.

I got an email today from the lovely Sara who kindly agreed to exchange cards with me that she has received hers so I can show mine on the blog.


As I was packing the card up I was surprised how far out the butterfly wings stick out. So on the widest points I think the card might be 6.5 inches. I colored Tilda onto Bazzill kraft cardstock and colored her with Prisma Color Pencils in. For the background I used some swirl lines I saw Chris Dark doing on some of her “older” artwork to fill in areas and I always loved it, so I gave it a try too. For that I used my Copic Multiliner.


Other supplies used:

Hip Hip Hooray Tilda
Paper: Magnolia Mini papers (tealpink)
Sentiment: Amuse Art Stamps or Penny black?! I forgot
Dies: Magnolia DooHickey heart tag, Go Create, Butterfly Joy crafts
Toos> Big Shot, heat tool
Other: flowers, button, Frantage, Gesso, gel pen, doily