Saturday, 30 January 2016

My Time to Craft #314 Love is All Around

Is anyone else now singing 'Love is All Around Me' by The Troggs? (Or the cover version by Wet, Wet, Wet.) I love this song, it brings back memories of youth!!

Anyway, I'm here with a late arrival for the Challenge at My Time to Craft - I apologise for the delay! Our theme, if you hadn't guessed already is LOVE including weddings and anniversaries as well as Valentine's.


I originally wanted to make a shaker card with this Heart die from Simon Says Stamp but I just couldn't get it right! So istead I inlaid the heart into the card base, with a piece of computer paper behind it to hold the glue. The sequins are from Neat and Tangled, and the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted All Occasions Sentiments.

Go and see the pretty creations that my teamies have made, they're an inspiration!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 28 January 2016

CRAFT Challenge #348 Love/Valentine/Anniversary

Good morning!

It's time for another CRAFT Challenge (where is this week going??) Our theme is Love/Valentine/Anniversary since Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away!

Our sponsors are:

Sweet Stamps

and Sami Stamps

I used Kendra Glam Girl by Sweet Stamps, she looks so happy! I imagine she's going to meet her Significant Other!


I coloured her in Copics and added spots to her dress with a white gel pen and a Copic marker. The papers are from stash. The flowers were made with a Woodware daisy punch and a Retro flower punch by EK Success, and they have been edged with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and then glittered and with pearls in the centres. The leafy swirls are made with a Cheery Lynn Small Fanciful Flourish die.

The sentiment is cut from the same pack as the other papers (it was a magazine freebie but has lost its front page so I don't know who made it!)

Go and see my teamies' gorgeous creations, thy will inspire you to start your Valentine's Day cards!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 21 January 2016

CRAFT Challenge DT #347 Christmas

Good morning! It's Thursday, and time for another CRAFT Challenge! This week it's the first of our regular Christmas Challenges for 2016!

Our great sponsors are

Bugaboo Stamps

and Oddball Stamps

I used a fun Santa image from Bugaboo, Santa Stockings


The papers and baker's twine are from stash, and I layered everything on red card and then silver to give some festive bling. Santa's fur trim has been glittered and his boots made shiny with Glossy Accents. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler set.

Have a look at my teamies' 'makes' and start your Christmas cards now!!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Monday, 18 January 2016

Dream Valley DT Challenge 123 New

Apologies for the late arrival of my post for the New challenge at Dream Valley. If you've seen my card on the Challenge page you'll have noticed I made a glaring mistake.....

More on that later!

Our sponsor is the amazing Pink Gem Designs (and they have a SALE until the end of January!)

I used the utterly adorable Bathtime Baby

Now, if you check that link you'll see that the baby's hair is tied with a cute bow. However, for some reason I missed this obvious clue that this is a baby GIRL and went wth blue papers. Late last night my hubby pointed out my mistake.

Oh I do feel like such a prat!

So today I reprinted the image and cut out some of the bubbles to stick over the bow.


The papers and ribbon and butterfly are from stash, and the hearts are die-cut with a Lawn Fawn hearts die set.

Go over to the Challenge blog and have a look at my teamies' 'New' creations, and have a giggle at my silly mistake!

D'OH!!!!!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 16 January 2016

My Time to Craft DT Challenge #313 Tag It!

Hi, guys! I hope you're having a good Saturday and staying warm (in the Northern Hemisphere) or cool (in the Southern Hemisphere.)

We have another great Challenge at My Time to Craft! which is Tag It! Either make a card that incorporates a tag, or make a tag on its own.

I went with a shabby chic look:


The base is cut with a Sizzix die. The paper is by Prima from an old paper pad called 'Fairy Belle'. I went round the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and added flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and the crochet lace is from stash.

Go across to the Challenge blog and see what my teamies have made, they will definitely inspire you!

Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!

love, Mags B x

Thursday, 14 January 2016

CRAFT Challenge DT Challenge #346 NOT a Card!

Hi, guys! It's Thursday, so that means another CRAFT Challenge and this time our theme is NOT a Card! Instead we want to see tags, or scrapbook pages, or boxes, or books, or .....

We have two awesome sponsors:

Robyn's Fetish

and The Stamping Boutique

I altered a cheap notebook:


I removed the front and back covers and covered them with paper from my stash, then used a Crop-a-dile to punch holes so that I could thread the covers back on. Here is the inside:


The image on the front is Guitar by The Stamping Boutique - isn't it gorgeous? I love the 'hippie' vibe! I coloured it with Promarkers and added clear Wink of Stella on the flowers and Glossy Accents on the hearts. Then I added a K&Co 'Citronella' £D paper flower sticker.

Covering the booklet was a bit fiddly - especially putting the covers back, it's important that they face in the right direction! -but I'm rather pleased with it!

Now take a look at what my inventive teamies have done, and have a go at the NOT a Card Challenge!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 7 January 2016

CRAFT Challenge DT Challenge #345 Recipe


We have a Recipe to follow this week at CRAFT Challenge. Use 1 Ribbon, 2 Embellishments, £ Papers and 1 Image.

Our sponsors are:

Rick St Dennis MFA

Di's Digistamps (She is having a sale from 11th January!)

I used the adorable 1920s Candy from Di's Digistamps (scroll down the page to find her.)


Isn't she glamorous?! I coloured her with Copics and added Glossy Accents to the pearls, Wink of Stella Clear to the feather, and Cotton Candy Stickles to the roses in her hair.

The papers were from the Snippets Box, the sparkly organza ribbon is from Hobbycraft, and the flowers are from the K & Co Citronella collection but sadly seem to be discontinued.

I's amazing how many variations can be made from one recipe, do go and see my teamies' fab creations and be inspired to have a go at the recipe!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 2 January 2016

My Time to Craft DT Challenge #312 Friendship

Happy New Year!

The first Challenge of the year at My Time to Craft is Friendship which is very apt since a couple of nights ago we were singing 'Should auld acquaintance be forgot'!

I used my new Kuretake Zig Clean Colour Brush pens for the first time - they are lovely!


The image is by Clearly Besotted and the sentiment is very old, from My Mind's Eye. I embossed in Ranger Platinum embossing powder which is so pretty! I used a Mama Elephant stitched rectangle die, and layered it on a scrap of blue card.

Go and see the lovely creations my teamies have made (I love the item made for a dieting friend by Annie!)

Wishing you all the very best for 2016!

love, Mags B x

Friday, 1 January 2016

CRAFT Challenge Dt #344 Anything Goes

Good morning!It's the last day of 2015 and time for the last CRAFT Challenge of the year. Our theme is Anything Goes

We have the wonderful Scrappers Delights as our sponsor this week, and the DT were allowed to use some of their fab images.

I used Train Spotting - isn't it adorable?


The papers and cardstock are from stash, and I used Spellbinders Square Die and Lacey Square die to cut out the image and mat. The banner sentiment is by Clearly Besotted, it was a freebie with an order, and is stamped in Danube Blue pigment ink by Memento.

I hope you all have a very good New Year's Eve! See you in 2016!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x