Thursday, 21 September 2017

CRAFT Challenge #434 Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving

Hi, guys! We have a new Challenge at CRAFT Challenge which is Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving .

We also have a DT CALL so do go over to the blog and check it out!

I don't normally 'do' Halloween, but my daughter's partner's family does, so I made a Halloween card.


The image is Coraline by Nikki Burnette. I coloured her with Promarkers and added Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the moon. The black lace background paper is from stash. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Celebrations Scripty Sayings stamp set. I also added some orange twine.

Our sponsor is Nikki Burnette.


I hope you're all looking forward to a good weekend!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #15 Anything Goes

Hi, guys! I hope your week is going well! Did you know it's now less than 100 days until Christmas? Scary!

Now's your chance to get ahead and join in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge where it's always 'Anything Goes.'

A few weeks ago I posted a card here using a die from a magazine which I inlaid with different coloured card. I've used the same die and also the matching embossing folder for today's card:


This time I didn't do any inlay. I went over the border stars with a white gel pen. I love blue and white for Christmas/Winter cards, I think it looks so crisp and fresh!

Do go and see what my teamies have made to inspire you!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 14 September 2017

CRAFT Challenge #433 Christmas

Don't forget we have a DT Call on until the end of the month!


Good morning, all! Brrr, it's a chilly, grey day in S-E Herts:a good day to join in at the new CRAFT Challenge and make something for Christmas.

(As long as the weather is fine in Birmingham, where Essex Cricket Club are on the verge of winning the Division One Championship title, I don't mind what it does here. Exciting times!)

Right, our theme is Christmas, and I made a card:


This cute image is Snowy, Slippy and Flurry from Digital Delights by Louby Loo. I added a lot of stickles!

I used paper from an old Papermania pad that has bands of pattern, but it was rather too busy, so I added a green dotted paper fromthe same pad. I added some glittery bakers' twine and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Winter Scripty Sayings stamp set, embossed in white.

We have two fab sponsors this week:

Digital Delights by Louby Loo


and Oddball Art.


Go and see my teamies' gorgeous work!

And don't forget the DT Call!

love Mags B x

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

DT Call at CRAFT Challenge!


Open to anyone, whatever your age or experience!

Check out the details at CRAFT Challenge and sign up.

Good luck!

love Mags B x

Monday, 11 September 2017

Dream Valley Challenge #163 Autumn Colours

Hi, guys! We have a new Challenge at Dream Valley and it's very topical: Autumn Colours. So that's red, orange, brown, a little green, perhaps. Mind today has been cold and rainy so the autumn colours in S-E Herts are basically grey and more grey!!!

I made my card before the last very busy fortnight (Children's Holiday Club at Church followed by a week away near Bath) and used an image from our sponsor, the fabulous All Dressed Up which I already had. Sadly, she is no longer available on the website, but there are plenty more of Wendy's delightful digis to admire!


I used some old papers by Kaisercraft from the Peachy Keen Collection and added some lace from stash.  The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley.  I used a Fiskars Threading water punch on the horizontal yellow strip, and the corners are from an ancient Spellbinders die set.

The papers have a lovely gloss over the red leaves, and I added Glossy Accents to the balloon - which looks blue in the photo when it should be blue-green!

Go and see my teamies' gorgeous work, then brighten up your day making something in fab Autumn colours!!!

Thanks for looking, and have a good week!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 9 September 2017

My Time to Craft Challenge #354 Under the Sea.

'Darling, it's better Down where it's wetter, Take it from me!' Yes, you'll be humming the song all weekend now!

Yes, our theme for this fortnight's My Time to Craft! Challenge is Under The Sea.


This gorgeous mermaid is Siren of Pearls from Make It Crafty.  I used an old Magnolia die for the white card 'lace' and the papers came from stash.  The star stickers are from Paperchase.  I fussy cut the mermaid and added her to the shell image, also from Make It Crafty, on foam pads.

As a last hurrah at the end of summer, have a go at a sea-themed creation! There's loads of inspiration on the My Time to Craft blog!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 7 September 2017

CRAFT Challenge #432 Technique Challenge: Embossing

Good morning! We have a technique Challenge at CRAFT Challenge this week: Embossing. This can either be heat embossing or dry embossing with a folder - or both!


I used an embossing folder on some ivory Centura Pearl cardstock for my background.  The image mat is cut with a Spellbinders die. The gold-embossed sentiment is from a very old Woodware stamp set.

The kawaii image (that's 'cute' in Japanese!) is Kimono Portrait by Star Stampz. The ribbon and gems are from stash.

Apologies for the lack of detail, I'm on holiday and left the details at home!!

Our Sponsor is the adorable Star Stampz.


Go and see my teamies' inspiration and get embossing!!!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #14

Hi, guys! I'm posting this from a little stone cottage just north of Bath, in the UK, where Ye Olde Manne and I are having a week's holiday. My sister lives in Bath, and my oldest friend and her parents live in nearby villages, so we have been visiting them. Next year I will have known my friend and her parents for 60 years! I can't quite believe it!!!

Anyway, on to the Challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge and of course the theme is Anything Goes.

I used an old Whimsy Stamp, designed by Melissa Jenkins, of a cute fairy using a holly leaf as a sail to blow her along!


Unfortunately I left my list of items I used at home!

Have a look at my teamies' creations, they will inspire you to get on with your Christmas cards!!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you're having a good week.

love Mags B x

Thursday, 31 August 2017

CRAFT Challenge #431 Waterfall Card.

Hi, guys! I hope your week is going well! Our new Challenge at CRAFT Challenge is to make a Waterfall card. I had never made one before, so this was a definite Challenge!

First, here are the images that I used. The holly die-cut is from an old Whimsy Stamps die and is covered with Spectrum Noir shimmer. The others are: Merry Christmas, Christmas Snowman, and Angel Wishes digis from QKR Stampede.


I added a stamped border to the sentiment image. The completed card is like this:


Next time I make one I'll use thinner card for the mechanism, as it's very stiff!

Our sponsors this week:

Di's Digistamps


and:

QKR Stampede.


My teamies have made some gorgeous examples to show how the technique looks!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #13

D'OH. And DOUBLE D'OH! I didn't post my card last week for The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. Sheer forgetfulness, I'm afraid, during the summer holidays I can never remember what day it is! I write lists to myself and then lose them. Wot a plonker, eh?

Well, better late than never! The theme, as always, is Anything Christmas Goes.


Now, this is RIGHT out of my comfort zone! I had a weird dream about a huge Christmas card that was slathered with lace and muslin and lots of gold trim, and when I woke up I thought, dammit, I'll give it a go!

Let me tell you, this card took me all afternoon to make. I tried out different inks and stamps, and finally plumped for Vintage Photo Distress ink and a very old Santa image from Bo Bunny. The torn background paper is stamped with a wood plank effect stamp from Altenew. I added a Spellbinders holly motifs die-cut behind the Santa. The flowers and roses lace and the pearl strip are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment was a magazine freebie.

I added a lot of gold glamour dust to give some sparkle!

So that is the rather odd story of this card. I must say, I enjoyed putting it all together once I'd gathered all the necessary bits!!

Apologies once again for the delayed post!

I hope you're all having a good week.

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Monday, 28 August 2017

Dream Valley #162 Use a stamp or digi image.

Good morning! Happy Bank Holiday Monday for those enjoying the break!

Our new Challenge at Dream Valley which is to Use a stamped or digi image. Nice and easy - but it must be an image!

I have used one of the fabulous images from Wendy Burns at All Dressed Up Stamps. In fact, this beauty is a rubber stamp from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, this is Looking Gorgeous.


She is so glamorous that I pulled out the flowers and lace! Both are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I built a flower arch for the ballerina to dance under, and added little leaves from a Spellbinders' Foliage die. I also used a Spellbinders Labels 22 die to cut out the image.

The paper is from an old paper pad by Tilda called 'Summer Blues.' The ribbon is from stash.

Our sponsor is All Dressed Up. Do go and have a look at Wendy's lovely images!

The DT has used some of Wendy's images to inspire you, go and see!

Thanks for looking, and have a good week!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 26 August 2017

My Time to Craft #353 Krafty

Hi, guys! Our new challenge at My Time to Craft is Krafty - use kreft on your creation.

I love the look of white embossing on kraft, though alcohol markers don't mix well at all with embossed lines, so I dug out my Prismacolor pencils.


This is Hero Art's Tall Flowers stamp, sadly unavailable. The die-cut banner and stamp are Streamers by Paper Smooches. I rounded the corners with a corner chomper.

Have a look at the inspiration from my teamies, they are gorgeous!

I hope your weekend is going well. Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 24 August 2017

CRAFT Challenge #430 Back to School

Hi, guys! It's nearly Back to School time, and that is our theme at CRAFT Challenge.


This is Schoolgirl Sally by our sponsor Sweet'n'Sassy.

I used papers from an old magazine freebie. The ribbon and gems are from stash and the sentiment is from Label Love by Altenew Stamps.

My teamies have made some gorgeous examples to inspire you, do have a look!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 17 August 2017

CRAFT Challenge #429 Christmas

Hi, guys! We have our regular Christmas theme at CRAFT Challenge!


This cute Santa is from the Christmas Junk Drawer set by Melonheadz Clip Art.

The papers are from an old Papermania pad. I used a Memory Box Frosty Border die for the snowflakes and covered them in Glamour Dust. Santa's fur trim has been stickled.

I hope all is well with you! This weekend we are visiting beautiful Shropshire for a family reunion, and the Irish contingent are flying in tonight, so I've been madly cleaning and tidying! We have a travel cot which is such a pain to fold up that we tend to leave it in the bedroom, where it gets filled with blankets, pillows etc. So now I have to put them all away in the right cupboards!! Serves me right for being lazy!!!

Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend, too! Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #12

Hiya! The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge no 12 is here! As usual the theme is Anything Goes for Christmas.

I used a die that came with a magazine to do some card inlaying:


I backed the image with silver mirri card, which shows through the star and the windows, and added dots of a white gel pen to make more stars in the sky.

Inlay die-cutting is a bit fiddly, and you have to be careful not to lose any of the smaller pieces, but I really like it!

Have a good weekand thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Monday, 14 August 2017

Dream Valley Challenge #161 Christmas Animals.

Good morning! To cheer up your week we have a great new Challenge at Dream Vlley which is Christmas Animals.

I used a small Hero Arts cling stamp called Small Fancy Reindeer - I love his curly antlers!


I used a gorgeous die from Joy!crafts which sadly is no longer available, to echo the curly antlers. The starry ribbon-threader is a very old Marianne die, and I used silver ribbon from Hobbycraft to thread through the holes. I added some of the left-over stars as embellishments. The paper is from stash.

Go and see the fun cards that my teamies have made to inspire you! There is a fabulous variety!

Thanks for looking, and have a good week!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 12 August 2017

My Time to Craft #352 Hats &/or Bags

It's Saturday! And it's not raining (yet!) Yippee!!!

I had my 3-monthly check up post-chemo yesterday, and all seems well, thank goodness! :)

Now on to our new Challenge at My Time to Craft is Hats and Bags. You can use either or both on your creation.


I can't find a link to the gorgeous Sarah Kay image, sadly, though if you Google you'll find some places that still sell her stamps. NOT, of course, digi copies of her images on Pinterest or elsewhere, those have been stolen and are why she has stopped doing stamps, I'm told.

Anyway, I coloured her in Copics and added Glamour Dust to her ribbons. I used a Joy!Crafts Heart die 6002/0381 for the doily and their Leaf die 6002/0493 for the leaves. The cheesecloth is from stash, as are the flowers and the ribbon. The lace is from The Ribbon Girl. The papers are All About Me by Prima.

Go and see what my inventive teamies have done with the Challenge, they will inspire you!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 10 August 2017

CRAFT Challenge #428 Anything Goes!

Hiya! We have a fab theme at CRAFT Challenge this week - Anything Goes!

I have made a birthday card for a friend who supports Arsenal Football Club, whose colours are red and white.


The fun image is Dunderton Academicals. I coloured him with Copics and added Glossy Accents to his glasses, and went around the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I added a frame made with an old MFT Die-namics die, which I distressed with Vintage Photo, then added some streaks of Delicata Gold ink to give the impression of an old picture frame with worn gilding. It shows better irl.

The background paper is from an old pad by (I think) Cosmo Cricket - the label has come off! The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted. The little banner stamp is from my first kit from Love From Lizi - all my other banner stamps were too big, but this one was perfect!

I had a lot of fun making this - even though my team is Arsenal's North London rival, Tottenham Hotspur - and I wonder what he'd look like done in sepia, like a very old photo!

Our sponsor this week is Doctor Digi's House of Stamps.


Have a go at our Challenge, there's lots of inspiration from my gorgeous teamies on the blog!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 3 August 2017

CRAFT Challenge #427 Colour Combo

Good morning! It's been such a wet week here in the UK, but to cheer us all up we have a gorgeous Colour Combo Challenge at CRAFT.


I found some old papers by Kaisercraft which include turquoise, green, pink and cream, and added brown in the image.


The sweet image is Macy Boo from Lacy Sunshine. The photo doesn't really show that her dress and stockings are coloured in aqua and green. Her shoes are brown, and all the pink trimmings have added sparkle.

I cut the mat with a Spellbinders die, and the butterflies are cut with a Martha Stewart punch, in pale and darker pink, layered together, with pearls along the bodies. The sentiment is LotV.. The ribbon is from stash.

Our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine Stamps


Have a look at my teamies' inspiring work using these colours!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Monday, 31 July 2017

Dream Valley Challenge #160 Anything Goes.

Good morning! After a summer break we are back at Dream Valley with a nice, easy Challenge: Anything Goes.


The sweet image is Birthday Yorkie from Cute as a Button.

The papers are Introspection by Prima. The mat is cut with a Spellbinders' Picot Edge Circle Die. The ribbon is from stash and the banner is a Streamers Die.

Go and see the pretty inspiration my teamies have left for you!

Thanks for looking, and have a good week!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 29 July 2017

My Time to Craft #351 Sketchy Time!

Hello, my dearios! My, what a gloomy, grey, rainy day! Time to stay indoors and craft, I think!

For your inspiration, at My Time to Craft! we have this gorgeous sketch:


Lots of lovely layers!


The sketch is ideal for using this lacy Tattered Lace die (sadly it seems to be out of print) because it's quite large. The papers are from a pad that's lost its front - I think they are Crate Paper.

I added swags cut from a scrap of pearlised paper, and the ribbon was from a dress! The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted, now also out of print, sadly.

Do go and see the lovely varitions on the sketch produced by my teamies!

Thanks for looking and have a good weekend!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 27 July 2017

CRAFT Challenge #426 Summer

At CRAFT Challenge our new theme is Summer.

One of the good things about being on the Church Flower Arranging Team is seeing the different varieties of blooms on sale in each season. We work to a strict budget, so the seasonal flowers are often the cheapest - just like fruit'n'veg! To me, Summer means Roses, so I have made a card with a 'flower arrangement' style image by Bugaboo stamps which features roses, this is Rose Watering Can.


I made a Shaker Card. I added Glossy Accents to the watering can, and it shows even under the acetate. The sunshine-yellow paper is from stash.

Our sponsor is the fabulous, funny and witty Bugaboo Stamps who have a sale on until the end of July!


Have a look at my teamies' fab summer creations, they will make you smile!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge DT #11

We have just had a lovely long weekend in Co Dublin to celebrate my grandson's first birthday. There was a party on Saturday which was really good fun - and we had sunshine!

Now we're home again there is a heap of washing to be done, of course, and it's a grey and drizzly day. Today will be a stay indoors and craft day, I think!!

It's already time for Challenge 11 at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge where the theme is always Anything Goes.

Have you started your Christmas cards yet? There's only 5 months to go!!!!!

In my never-ending attempts to tidy my craft hovel I often come across supplies I'd forgotten about, and that's how I found this Tonic Studios die set, which sadly seems to be unavailable.


I layered white card on gold mirri card, glueing everything straight down so it won't be too bulky to post. I added a small stamped Christmas tree in the centre, from an old set by Lawn Fawn called 'Peace Joy Love.'

Then I did one in silver card on pearlised blue to see what it looked like reversed:


I am rather pleased with them both!

Do go and be inspired by my Holly and Ivy teamies and have a go!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 20 July 2017

CRAFT Challenge #425 Christmas

When you read this I will be on the way to Dublin to celebrate my grandson's first birthday! I hope I get the scheduling right!

It's time for our regular Christmas theme at CRAFT Challenge.
I have used an adorable pre-coloured Elf by Melonheadz from the Christmas Bobbleheadz Clip Art set.


I used papers from 'Pink Christmas' which is an old Papermania pad. The holly die-cuts are made with a Marianne Holly Branches die and the glitter snowflakes are from the old Frosty Border die by Memory Box. I added red stickles for the holly berries.

The sentiment is from an old Hero Arts sentiment set, and is gold-embossed. The ribbon is from stash. I added stickles to the Elf's hat and Glossy Accents to his boots.

Our sponsor is Melonheadz

Thanks for looking, and enjoy your weekend!

love Mags B x

Sunday, 16 July 2017

My Time to Craft #350 In the Garden.

Hiya! I hope your weekend is going well! Maybe you're enjoying a relaxing time In the Garden which would be a wonderful coincidence as that is our new theme at My Time to Craft!

I am not a gardener, my awesome super-power is to kill plants, sadly, but I do like sitting out with a g'n't admiring the flowers that my hubby tends so succesfully! And I like colouring in images of flowers and of garden creatures!


This image is an old stamp by Lili of the Valley and is sadly unavailable. The papers are from stash and the ribbon was a RAK from my daughter.

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 13 July 2017

CRAFT Challenge #424 Thank you (Teacher)

(To see my post for The Holly and Ivy Challenge, please scroll down.)

Good morning! I hope you're all keeping well! At CRAFT Challenge this week we would like to see Thank you creations, with the option of making something for a teacher, since it's nearly the end of term!

I made my card some time ago, and it has already been posted, so I hope I can remember the details!!


The image is Just to Say Freebie from Scrappers' Delights. The papers are from stash and the corner stickers are from Paperchase. The 'Thanks' is cut with a very old MFT Die-namics die, from purple holographic card, and the 'teacher' label is handwritten.

Our sponsor is Scrap N Dipity who are new to me - have a look!


The prize is 3 digis from the shop!

Have a look at my teamies' gorgeous creations to get an idea of Scrap N Dipity's quirky style!

Thanks for looking, now I'm off to play a bit more of my new videogame: I have a Wraith to hunt so that a small child will no longer have nightmares! Then I have some ironing to do.....

love Mags B x


The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #10 Always Anything Goes

I'm sorry this post is late, I thought I had scheduled it! I have been playing a new videogame and forgot to check! Ooops!

There's a new Challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.


This cool dude is Cool Claud by High Hopes Stamps. I added Glossy Accents to his shades and Icicle Stickles to the snow. The paper is an old one from Papermania.

Do join in our Challenge, it's never too soon to start your Christmas cards!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 6 July 2017

CRAFT Challenge #423 Sketch

Good morning! It's Thursday! That means two exciting things: it's nearly the weekend AND there's a new Challenge at CRAFT Challenge!

This week we have a fabulous Sketch created by our lovely and talented Aunty Sue.


So versatile!

I made a birthday card for a bloke.


The fun image is Frog on a Log from sponsor DRS Designs. I coloured him with Copics and added Glossy Accents to his eyes. I cut him out with a Die-namics Zig-zag Stitched Circle die, then distressed the edges with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. The butterfly sticker is from stash.

The papers are all from the Snippets Drawer and the ancient paper raffia ribbon is from stash as are the star stickers. The silver-embossed sentiment is from an old Hero Arts Messages set.

Go and see the gorgeous creations my teamies have made using the sketch, and join in!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

A Thank you card.

Hi, guys! I spent a wonderful weekend in Oxford staying with a schoolfriend recently, and made this card for her.


I used an old wooden stamp by Funstamps, which I gold-embossed and coloured with Copics - carefully, because alcohol ink can affect embossing. I layered it on pearlescent blue card and foam-mounted it. The paper is from the 'Soleil' pad by Basic Grey.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you're all having a good week.

love Mags B x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

My Time to Craft! #349 Christmas in July.

Good morning, all! I hope you're looking forward to a great weekend!

Q: What did Big Ben say to the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

A: I've got the time if you've got the inclination!

(From Timekeepers by Simon Garfield.)

Our new Challenge at My Time to Craft is Christmas in July. Yes, another Christmas card - I've been making quite a few recently, and it's always satisfying to see the pile of Christmas cards growing taller!

Recently I have been going through my older stamps and came across some cuties from the much-missed Whiff of Joy.


This is one of the adorable Gnome stamps by Norma Fickel, it's Wee with Christmas Tree. I added Glossy Accents to the star and Xmas red stickles to the baubles. I cut out the image with a Spellbinders Labels Fourteen die and before removing the edges I distressed the edge with Tea Die Distress Ink. The snowflakes were cut from silver glitter card with another Spellbinders die which is positively ancient!!

The papers are from an old Papermania pack and the ribbon is from stash. The silver-embossed sentiment is from Lil' Inkers' All the Christmas You'll Ever Need stamp set.

I've had a lovely trip down memory lane while sorting through my stamps, I'm determined to use them more often! My stash diet has been going quite well, though I have recently re-stocked on card bases and envelopes. We are saving for a Special Holiday next year for our Ruby Wedding Anniversary, it's always better to have a specific purpose in mind while saving, I think!!!

Go and see my teamies' creations, and get your Christmas on! There's only 6 months to go! *ducks*

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 29 June 2017

CRAFT Challenge #422 Add Ribbon and Sparkle

Good morning! I hope you are all having a good week. After several days of very hot and sunny weather we have suddenly got cold breezes and drizzle. Flaming June, eh? I just hope next week will be fine, as we have our annual Teddy Bears' Picnic at the Toddler Group that I help to run, and it's so much nicer to have it in the Church grounds rather than the hall!

In the meantime, we have a new Challenge at CRAFT Challenge which is to Add Ribbon and Sparkle.


When I saw this gorgeous Festive Flamingo I knew I had to make her into a Christmas card for a lovely friend who does Ice Dancing - yes, the same sport as Torvill and Dean! (And if you're too young to remember their amazing record-breaking Olympic win dancing to Ravel's 'Bolero' here is a youtube link. Awesome!

Anyway, I coloured the Flamingo with Promarkers. Her hat is glittered with gold Glamour Dust and there is Glossy Accents on her blades and the string of lights around her neck (though they don't show well in the photo. Where's David Bailey when you need him to photograph your card, eh?)

The paper is from an ancient Papermania pad called 'Pink Christmas.' The pink ribbon is from stash. The gold-embossed sentiment is by Paper Smooches' Christmas Sampler - so useful! The gems are from stash. I also used a We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper to round the corners.

Our fab sponsor this week is Digital Delights - seriously, if you haven't come across them before, do go and look at the delightful digis on the site! Or join the Challenge, and you might win some digis!


Do skate over to the Challenge Blog and take a look at the gorgeous sparkly inspiration that my teamies have made for you!

Then maybe look at Torvill and Dean on Youtube: they were absolutely magical!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #9

Hiya! We have a new Challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge! As usual, it's Anything Goes!

I found some old papers from Nitwits' Homespun Holiday Collection which came pre-printed with a magazine some years ago. I have been watching videos on Youtube on using up 6x6 paper pads and was inspired by Jess Crafts to have a go.


Very simple, quick cards, using paper, a trimmer and glue! All I added was glitter on Santa's fur hat and Glossy Accents on the Snowman's nose. Then I made two more:


I'll be adding to these until the papers are used up, then give them to my Church to sell.

I think sometimes it's good to make sets of simple cards, I feel very accomplished when I've made a nice stack of them! Also, I highly recommend Jess Crafts on Youtube - very inspiring!

Thanks for looking, and have a good week!

love Mags B x