Good morning peeps,
It's been a busy few days for me, hubby had a knee operation in a hospital that isn't local to us but as the waiting time was months shorter than our local hospital it was worth the travelling to hopefully stop him suffering so much, old age is cruel, apparently lol.
He seems to be doing well considering, and even though he's hobbling on crutches, all bandaged up & in pain he still didn't want to risk eating my cooking last night so cooked us a lovely curry, thank god he used to be a chef or we'd have all starved long ago lol.
Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is
My DT card is my very first book-card which I made especially for a blogging friend as I wanted to pop some little goodies inside it for her
Image - Magnolia, Tilda with Winter Flowers
Medium - Copics
Papers - Magnolia, Lace Flower & Love Letter
Lace & Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You (thanks Blondie xx)
Flowers - Prima & Wild Orchid, Kort & Godt
Pearls - Melissa Frances
Pin - homemade
Large Brad - American Crafts, Dear Lizzy
Tools - Cuttlebug fancy corner, Marianne Creatables Decorative Elegance, Spellbinder Fancy Tags, Nesties, Go Kreate tags, Magnolia Doo Hickeys - Tilda lace & mini doily, McGill buttercup punch, MS Doily Lace edge punch
I have distressed my paper edges and added lots of Picket Fence crackle paint to pretty much everything and added some diamond stickles for some lovely sparkle, and some cheesecloth to add to the soft and shabby look.
I love how several of the Magnolia Sweet Christmas Dreams stamps can be used for different occasions which is good as I just want to keep playing with them as they are so adorable but I need to make some birthday cards too as Jodie wanted one to give to her friend yesterday & I only had 2 birthday cards "in stock" for her to choose from, so now I'm down to one single birthday card to spare, shocking lol.
On the inside of the card I made a pocket and added a large tag made with Go Kreate dies to write my greeting on, & inside the box I stamped the gorgeous Magnolia Love Letter directly onto the Magnolia Lace Flower paper.
If anyone wants to make a book-card Tina has a fab tutorial which I followed but changed the dimensions as I wanted my card to be square instead of rectangle as shown in Tina's tutorial
Finally here is the back cover
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
TOMIC - bingo (left row down, metal embellies, ribbon & bows, Magnolia papers),
Totally Papercrafts - glitter it,
Crafty Ribbons - bingo (left row down, glitter, punches/dies, lace)
Stamptacular - borders & frames
Before I go I wanted to say a mahoosive thank you to our lovely Steph from Simon Says Stamp for featuring this little card of mine in the Simon Says Stamp advert on the back cover of Magnolia Ink, it's a huge honour to be a cover girl for the second time, thanks soooo much Steph xxx
Don't forget to enter your promotional code from the advert next time you shop peeps to get a free gift with your order
That's it from me peeps, later today I am hoping to put together a couple of quick tutorials that have been requested and spend some time blog hopping & catching up with my masses of emails.
If you haven't entered my candy and would like to it ends tomorrow so pop your name in Mr Linky.
Thanks for stopping by