Friday, 13 October 2017

A gift for you I bring - Magnolia-licious DT

Happy Friday dear special people!!

I hope you had a wonderful week, and that you are ready for a smashing weekend. Mine was quite a busy week, and am looking forward for a quieter end of the week. Today it's my turn for an inspirational card at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog, and I chose to feature not only an older Magnolia stamp, which is Tilda with Wedding Gifts, form 2010, but also some fabulous paper which Shawn has in Store, ready for grabs!

As you can see, most Magnolia stamps are very versatile and can be used for various occasions. In my case, Tilda is not bearing Wedding gifts, but Christmas ones :) Remeber that at Magnolia-licious you can find many, many of these stamps, and most of them with a smashing sale price that is unbelievable!

The papers are Lemon Craft's Christmas Carols papers, and you can find them HERE. There are many more awesome Christmas papers for you, like Maja Design's Home for the Holidays, and the I Wish Collection. 

The postcard which you can see, is part of one one of Pion's Long Time Ago in Betlehem's papers. The panel behind the postcard, is created with another older Magnolia stamp, which is the Silent Night music notes. I stamped this on a piece of watercolour paper inked with Distress Colours.

I checked another Christmas card off the list, a happy girl I am! To be honest, I do not send these cards to everyone, as I prefer to use traditional Christmas cards, believing that the Birth of Jesus is the reason for the Season, therefore He needs to be the spotlight. But I either send these to other Crafters, or give them as gifts to be used for someone else.

This is a chipboard Christmas decoration, which I made more beautiful with Stardust Stickles and red bling. I also Distressed the edges with Walnut Stain for more effect.

I used a gold pen for one of the gifts and one of the ribbon, to add more shine. Unluckily this does not really sohw well on the photograph, but IRL it looks pretty :)

I hope you liked this card, and that you check out the STORE for more toys to play! Shawn keeps adding things for our crafty craziness, and we just love them! 

Sending a warm smile and some positive vibes across to you who spent some time with me here. Let me know you think about it, and if you ever tried some of these products yourself! Happy Weekend! 


Allsorts Challenge  - Trees or Leaves 

The Crafters Cafe  - Dies Cuts or punches 

The Ribbon Girl  - October Card Challenge

Sprakles Monthly Challenges  -Die cuts/ Punches 

ABC Christmas challenge  - U/ Unlimited or V/Vibrant

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Peggy - Mo's DT

Hi again dear awesome crafty friends!!!

I am back with another card, this time showcasing one of Maurie Manning's awesome digi stamps. This cute girl's name is Peggy, and she can be found HERE.

It was a delight to colour her, and had lots of fun creating dimension and a background. I have coloured her with Copics, and matched her with a paper which has a lot of small hearts. It inspired me to use this one because of the heart which Peggy has on her top.

I also added some fun embellishments, including this wooden butterfly, on which I stuck some rhinestones. Added to that, some film strip ribbon, paper and foamiran flowers and some Stickles made sure that the card is girly enough! :)

I hope that you get to visit Mo's Store and check out the fun stamps you can find there! I am always amazed at what she can do with some digital stuff!! Now I'm off to rest, it's night here :) And a thunderstorm is fast approaching! Wohooo!!! 

Many blessings dears, and please let me know what you think of this card. have an awesome day/night!


Laze Around Tilda - amidst many roses

Good morning sunshines!!

It's a beautiful autumn rainy day here, and it's my pleasure to announce a brand new challenge at Magnolia-licious. 

Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog #14 Option Halloween

Shawn is hoping to reach 50 cards submitted this month, so let's help him reach the goal!

This is my take on the challenge. For once I bowed out of the option part, as I don't use Halloween cards. Instead I got inspired by the rose I have in my small "garden", and decided that Tilda is taking some time off, instead of me, to chill amongst lots of roses. 

I hope you like the card and that it encourages you to take part and join the fun - not only to be in chance of becoming our Guest Designer for next challenge, but also to win a lovely $20 to spend at the Store. 

Stamp used: Laze around Tilda - from Yay! It's your birthday collection, found HERE on a special price! 
Paper: Magnolia 
Embellishments, Lace, Tim Holtz Ephemera pack, white buttons, paper flowers, die cuts, postal stamps, Walnut Stain Distress ink
Colouring medium: Copics 

Have a most wonderful day!!! 


Marvellous Magnolia  -ATG

All About Magnolia  - All about Fall/Halloween

Paradise of Magnolia - Fall/Halloween

Simply Magnolia  - Autumn

Forever Magnolia  - Fall/Halloween

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Altered Cardboard Gift Box - Magnolia-licious DT

Hi everyone!

Rosette here, back with another creation, which I had to publish last Tuesday!! What a week!!!

This time I altered a cardboard box into a beautiful gift box. I really love the outcome!! I hope you enjoy it and get inspired as well! The mail red (and hint of black) flower is a handmade foamiran flower. This foamiran is really addictive, and I find myself trying to create new flowers using different colours and combinations.

I used some papers from my stash for this one. I chose some light coloured with classic faded designs... a little vintage-y detail does no harm :)

I also decorated the sides and the inside of the gift box to match.

I really enjoyed working on this box... hopefully it won't be my last. I also added some lace, some bling, a ticket and a bouquet of flowers.

The leaf is also made of green foamiran. I REALLY hope that you try this awesome material for yourself. Magnolia- licious is offering some starter kits, and is always increasing the range of different colours, stamens, styrofoam centres, etc. Go and check it out for yourself HERE!

Finally a close up of the foamiran flower. As you can see, I used red foamiran, and subtly added some black oil pastel at the tip for some contrast. I added white and black stamens for a striking effect. I like how it gives that special feel in the bouquet of flowers! Do try some yourself! I cut out these flowers out of two different sized punches which I had.

Wishing you an awesome weekend! Many blessings and hope to hear from you!


Word Art Wednesday - #302 - #303 - ATG

Sparkles Forum Challenges  - Die cuts or punches

Crafty hazelnut.s patterned paper challenge  - ATG

Rosette xx

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Life is like a balloon

Hi dearest crafting buddies!

It's been a while since I found the time to post something here. I am having some very busy weeks right now. But today let me share with you a card I did for Mo's challenge of the month - the good news is that you are still in time to join us in Mo's challenge on Facebook.

This month Lou challenged to use this cool image called "Life is like a balloon", one of the many wonderful images you can find at Mo's Store.

I played with this image and had some fun with making a hand cut cloud template. I created the clouds by using Stormy Sky distress ink. I like the outcome! :)
I hope you like it, and that you join us in the fun. The challenge closes on October 2nd. We look forward for some fresh ideas to learn from each other.

I will be back very soon with other projects to share. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week. Finally autumn is kicking in here, and I' very happy that finally the scorching  heat is over.


Monday, 11 September 2017

Wishing you a very merry angel visit! Magnolia-licious DT

Hi there! Rosette here wishing you a very blessed and happy week! 

I have scheduled this post as currently I am on a 5 day retreat in Rabat - a high and very quiet area here in Malta. It is my turn to provide an inspirational card for Magnolia-licious Store today, and I chose to put in another Christmas card which we all try to prepare beforehand. 


I am very curious to see what Magnolia surprises we will have for the coming Christmas Season, so till then I decided to use this sweet 2009  Tilda as Christmas Angel from the "So Jolly Under The Mistletoe" Collection; coupled with the awesome Long Time ago in Bethlehem Pion Paper (the middle rectangular piece is from my scraps folder - it is Basic Grey Wassail paper)


The main paper is hand cut and distressed with Walnut Stain ink. Tilda is also colored with Disrtess inks, and then I embellished with gold ribbon, lace bell, Christmas postage stamp, paper flowers and some rhinestones. Stickles were used on Tilda's wings and her hair band. I sprayed the white poinsettia flower with Pearl Glimmer mist, for some subtle shine. Unfortunately I did not manage to capture this detail in the photo, but it makes a lovely accent in real life. 


Keep your eye on Magnolia-licious Store for more Magnolia goodies and lots of other fun stuff for your Christmas (and other occasions) crafts. You can already pre-order your Halloween Calendar here, and the awaited Christmas Calendar Box here 

The Square die which I used behind Tilda can also be found at the Store. It is #4 Vintage Doohickey Die 17 - Small Square, and you can click on this LINK to buy yours now. 


I also finished the inside of my card with some more Christmas papers and a sentiment cut from the same Long ago in Bethlehem papers. I LOVE this set, than god that I had won it in their awesome giveaways!! :) Lucky girl 
If you'd like to try some Pion paper, you can go to the Store here. These particular papers were not yet brought by Shawn, but you can find lots of yummy papers around there! 

Have a wonderful and awesome crafty day; especially if you have a rainy or winter-y weather... oh finally we have had some rain last weekend, after about three months of total dryness!!!  


Challenges for this card: 

Sweet Stampers - Lots of layers 

Allsorts Challenge  - At least two designer paper 

Smile always, and spread Love wherever you go! 


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

A Sweet Thank you! Magnolia-licious DT

Hi Happy Tuesday happy people!!

I hope your week has started off well, and for those who had weather trouble these last weeks are receiving the necessary care and help they need. I am here to share with you another project.

This is the first Tuesday of the month, therefore this means that we have a new Challenge for you at Magnolia-licious.

Moreover, this is the day where the new full Design Team is officially starting with the first challenge, so do hop over to the CHALLENGE BLOG, not only to learn the details for this challenge, and what you can win, but also to see the wonderful creations done by each member, and leave them some love!


This time I opted for something different from a card, so I did a thank you gift bag, using one of the cutest stamp from the latest Magnolia Collection Country Girl.

As you might observe in the picture above, there are a couple of chocolates, ready to go in that bag, for someone special. 
This time I coloured Tilda using watercolour pencils, and added a couple of touches to her hair using Distress ink markers. Later on, I added some shine to the image using Diamond Stickles, especially on her boots, shorts and in the centre of the flowers. 

I used quite a couple of products which you can find at Magnolia-licious Store, and I'll be making sure to provide you with a direct link to each product. 

Lace: Lace Mathilde (does not show a lot, but you can see part of it behind the upper part of the main aqua coloured tag 
Doo Hickey Dies  - I used the heart shaped dies from My Doo Hickey Vol. 10 
Foamiran - White and Yellow Foamiran , cut out with AC 3 Rosy Owl Dies 

Furthermore I used ribbon, other paper flowers, lace, postage stamps, tag dies, ticket, butterfly punch, marker for faux stitches, pearls and some rhinestones from my stash. 

A closer look at the Foamiran  flowers and some of the other paper flowers I added to them.


All About Magnolia - ATG

Magnolia Forever - Your favourite stamp

Paradise of Stamps  - Your favourite things

Simon Says challenge - Stamp it!

Wishing you all your heart desires, and do not forget to reach out to those who need a smile, a hug, a hand crafted card/ gift... many can use your love and generosity... do not let any more days pass!