Friday, December 15, 2017

Magnolia-licious blog hop

Welcome to our BLOG HOP!!

We decided to have a surprise Blog Hop over at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and there is a great prize involved, which is Pop Up Box #2, from Farm to Market. This box is full of various stamps, dies and laces. The theme is from Farm to Market from Magnolia Sweden.

To have a chance to win this amazing prize you need to do the following ...

You will need to go to each person to get details of their makes, and collect the 1 red letter on each blog as well as leave a comment. When you have finished looking at them all, Maya is the last stop, collect her 1 red letter and figure out what Christmas word we have scrambled and comment the answer on Maya's post (that's ME).

Here is the list of people participating in the hop:

Maya Go - you are here

For the hop I created this mini loaded envelope.

I decorated the envelope with some papers and embellishments from my stash.  Once the envelope was finished I filled it with some crafty goodies, tags and some yummy hot chocolate. :D The Christmas ornaments image is from Magnolia and I coloured it with distress inks. It's an old image, so unfortunately Shawn doesn't have it in the store anymore, but there are many other gorgeous Christmas images from Magnolia available in the store, including the new Christmas party collection 2017. :)

The tags I put in the pocket are made with Doohickey die. You can find a large selection of doohickey dies in Magnolia-licious store.

And here's my envelope "unloaded".

The sentiments on the tags are old Stampin' up rub-ons. 

And just another side view. ;)

You should have come here from Rene's blog. If you are just starting the hop, you are at the last stop, so you better check out all the other posts if you fancy winning a wonderfuprize from Magnolia-licious.

Remember, to be in for the win of the blog hop, you must leave a comment on each person’s blog, and guess the correct word on THIS post.

You have til midnight on Sunday, 17 December, to complete the hop. And you can check back on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to see who the winner is on Monday, 18 December.

Good Luck to everyone and have fun!!
Merry Christmas,
Love from,
Ivy, Kerri, Karen, Rosette, Rene, Maya, Shawn, and Kim

P. S. Comment moderation is ON, so if you don't see your comment don't worry. I see it. ;) I will publish all the comments before the hop ends.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Angels we have heard on high

Hello everybody! How are you? Are you ready for Christmas? I thought I was, but I figured out I am not quite ready just yet... I have already bought most of my presents, but I am still missing a few bits of this and that. I was going to get them over the weekend, because we were planning to do some Christmas shopping, but then it was raining heavily, so we stayed at home. Maybe we'll go next week - we'll see.

I'm back with another card for Magnolia-licious. If you haven't yet, do join our challenge here. You can win amazing prize. ;)

Again I used the super cute Flying angel Tilda stamp - I just couldn't resist. lol

For this card I used some pretty papers from Kaisercraft and different laces, pearl string and crystals from my stash as embellishments.

I coloured Tilda with distress inks (pads).

Flowers (poinsettias) were made with Foamiran. This was the first time I used it and I love it! I can see my new addiction. lol I did fail the first couple of times, but at the end I did get the result I wanted and I am really happy with how my poinsettias look like. :) Besides all the cute Magnolia products you can also get Foamiran at Magnolia-licious store. Do check it out!

So much from me today. You might want to take a peek at this blog again on Friday. Just saying... ;)

Have a great day! xx

P. S. You also have a few days left to play with our "bling" challenge at The Sketchy Challenges.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Magnolia forever: Christmas/Winter
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia: Anything goes
Midweek Magnolias: Anything goes
Cupcake inspirations: Holiday
Tuesday throwdown: Anything goes
Crafty calendar: It's Christmas
Sugar Pea Designs: Mix it up #38
Stamping sensations: Christmas trees and flowers
Cuttlebug Mania: Anything Christmas (I used Spellbinders Floral ovals and La La Land Crafts corner die)
Addicted to stamps: Season greeting

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Fun with penguins

Hey there! I'm back with another Christmas card. 

Once again I kept the design of my card pretty simple. This time I played with adorable penguin stamps from The greeting farm. For the background I used white cardstock on which I stamped some snowlakes from the same set as those penguins and embossed them with gold embossing powder. The sentiment is a TGF stamp as well. I finished the card with a couple of sequins and tiny pearls.

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
AnMa Creatief: Anything goes
Allsorts: Snowflakes
Creative inspirations: Winter/Christmas
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Cute card Thursday: Anything goes
Crafty creations: Anything goes
Bastel Traum: Christmas/Winter/Stardust
Hanna and friends: Let it snow
HeARTful stamping: Anything goes + a stamp

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Winter angel

Hey hey! I told you I'd be back soon. ;) I'm so excited to share with you my news... I'm now part of Magnolia-licious design team. Woohoo! I was SO happy when I got the news. Happy, happy, happy! :D Shawn has LOTS of Magnolia goodies in the store, but that's not all, they are also selling Maja design papers (you know how much I love these), Foamiran and other awesome things so it's definitely worth checking the store out.

Today is my first card I made as part of this design team. I made it for the challenge that just started at Manolia-licious blog. I hope you will come play with us!

I used one of the older Magnolia stamps. This Flying angel Tilda was one of my first Magnolia stamps and it's still one of  my favourites, escpecially for making Christmas card.

I used gorgeous papers from Maja design that are for sale in Magnolia-licious store and some red "ribbed cardstock" (I'm not sure that's the right name) for the stars. I decorated the card with some lace and homemade enamel dots.

I coloured the image with distress inks.

And here's the side view of my card.

I hope you will come play with us and do check Magnolia-licious store for some great deals. :)

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd lie to enter my card to the following challenges:
All about Magnolia: All about Christmas
Midweek Magnolias: Christmas is coming
Noor design: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper: Use patterned paper

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Show some bling

Heya! Woohoo, it's December. Finally! Let the fun begin! He he. Have you decorated your place and bought all the presents yet? If it was up to me I'd have all the decorations up on December 1, but not everybody is crazy about this idea, so we're decorating our house next weekend. As for the Christmas gifts goes, I have already bought most of them. I just need a few bits and will probably get those next Saturday. And then it's wrapping time. Yay! :D

So, in the spirit od the sparkliest month of the year we have a "Show some bling" challenge for you over The Sketchy Challenges blog. You can use glitters, crystals... Super easy challenge, right? So come on, come play with us.

I made another CAS card for this challenge.

Again I used one of the adorable elves from MFT and another sentiment stamp from Hobby Lobby. I did the colouring with pencils and Promarkers.

On the white part of the hat I used some liquid applique. I covered the sentiment with diamond Stickles.

Snowflakes were made with my craft punch and I glued a small crystal in the center of every one of them.

I hope you'll come play with us. Talk to you really soon (with some news!!!). :) Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card tothe following challenges:
The ribbon girl: Any image
One crazy stamper: Christmas/Winter
heARTful stamping: Anything goes + stamp
Christmas cards all year round: Anything goes
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes
Hiding in my craft room: Christmas colours
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes

Monday, November 20, 2017

Black Friday sale

Hello everybody! I just wanted to let you know that Shawn has a great Black Friday sale in Magnolia-licious store. You will be able to buy all those super cute Magnolia (and other) stamps (excluding the new Magnolia Get Well collection), dies, gorgeous papers (Maja Design, Lemocraft), Foamiran etc. at reduced prices. So visit the store and get a bargain.

Sale will be going on November 23-24 (Thursday 9pm Pacific Time - Friday 9pm Pacific Time). And here's what you can be saving...

$25.00 - 10% off - Please use coupon code TEN
$50.00 - 15% off - Please use coupon code FIFTEEN
$75.00 - 20% off - Please use coupon code TWENTY
$100.00 - 25% off - Please use coupon code TWENTYFIVE
Before Taxes

They even offer free international shipping for purchases over $75. What more excuse do you need to go shopping? ;)

Monday, November 13, 2017

The magic of Christmas

Hello there! Wow, can you believe we are already in the middle of November? Just a bit over a month and Christmas will be here. I'm so excited! This year I'm actually on top of things with Christmas cards and presents - I can't believe it! lol I still need to make a few more cards (2 or 3) and there are still bits of this and that that I need to buy, but most of the things are already bought or at least ordered. Are you ready for Christmas to come?

Today I want to share another Christmas card I made. 

I just love these cute elves from MFT and I think they are just perfect for CAS cards. I did the colouring with pencils and Promarkers and I added some liquid applique on the white parts of the hat. 

I really like the sentiment on this card; it is a Hobby Lobby stamp. I embossed it with gold embossing powder.

So much from me today. Talk to you again soon. :) xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Words 2 craft by: Abundance
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Snow white
Stamping sensations: One layer Christmas card
The ribbon girl: Card challenge
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
The corrosive: Anything goes
ABC Christmas: W for white
Lemon Shortbread: Anything goes
Sugar Pea designs: Mix it up challenge #37 (photo inspiration - colours)
heARTful stamping: Anything goes + stamp