Wednesday, 27 December 2017

In The Manger

Hi there dear friends!!

I hope you are not too tired for this special time, as special as it is, it brings with it - especially for us women I think, some more preparations and extra work to do!! 

Today I have another card to share with you, I think it will be my last Christmas card for now. This super cute image is called  In the Manger, and you can find it in Mos' Store HERE.

I coloured this image using my Copics, I love how the colours came out on this card (the photo does not really give it credit), but I definitely need some improvement on that hair!! :) Grr!

I added a piece of corrugated cardboard behind the image, it really looked brilliant with this image, and I embellished with some organza ribbon and this special button!

I also added a tag from the Pion's Long Time Ago in Bethlehem set. I really put these to good use this year :)

This is a side view of the card. I hope you like it as much as I do. I really wish the colours came out better in thee photos. It is one of my favourite Christmas cards I did this year. 

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas day, and that in these special days one can get some extra cheer and love sent his/her way. Many Blessings! I send a Big Hug to each one of you, especially to those who supported Mo's work throughout this year xxx

Have an awesome 2018!!


The Crafter's Cafe  - Anything Christmas related

sweet Stampin'  - Last minute Christmas

Stampavie  - Christmas

Simon Says  - ATG

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Being thankful at this time of the Year!

Hello my sweet crafty friends :)

Christmas has come, and the air is full of festive joy and cheer! I hope each one is doing well and that you are comfortable with all that is going on around you. Big hugs to those of you who find this time of year difficult for a reason or other xxx

Today I'm sharing with you a Thank you card which I did for Magnolia-cious Store.

The papers which I used for this card is Blueberry Hill by Papermania, and the smaller pieces are from my scrap folder. But the main focus of the card are the Foamiran flowers which I created with the awesome products from the Store. You will find direct links to these at the bottom of this post for you to be easy to find them. 

The sentiment is a clear stamp which a friend of mine had sent me. I inked it with Staz On to get a stark clear image, and I coloured the flowers on the sentiment stamp using Copics. I also created quite some dimension throughout the layers, as you can see from this photo below. 

Isn't just awesome how much teal and pink together, I personally think they do make a wonderful combination! Now onto the flowers...

I inked the whire foamiran with Peacock Feathers Distress inks using the Distress ink tools. Unfortunately I also inked almost all my fingers, and as the ink pad was still practically new (at least I had this thought!) the ink was quite strong and it took me two days to get it off my fingers!! I was really a sight for sore eyes, and next morning I had to receive Communion during mass directly onto my tongue, as I had to hide my hands all through the mass!!! :D 

I tried a list of products to take it off, nothing seemed to work! Now I made a promise to myself to use gloves when I work with Distress ink!!!! :D lol

I also added white stamens to the larger flowers and styrofoam centres to the smaller. But as you can see I covered these with craft glue and silver glitter before using them, leaving them to dry overnight. 

If you have never tried foamiran before, know that you are missing a lot of fun!! It surely takes some time to make multiple flowers, but I think it is VERY worth every minute. I am using the hour or so we spend together in the evening, watching TV or just chilling while I cut or ink my flowers, or do some colouring.

Here is the direct link to these marvellous products, which Shawn has. Also check out the entire Store and there are some new things like Chipboard etc !!! Yikes... which really need some love :) 

I really wish you all the very best, you and your loved ones!!! Sending you all cyber hugs, may the love and peace of Jesus shower you all and keep you safe and loved! xxxxx

Many Blessings 



Friday, 15 December 2017

Surprise Magnolia-licious Blog Hop!! Not not be missed!!

Hello awesome peeps!!!! Such a beautiful Christmas time and spirit around! I Looove this time of year :) 

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.

What do you need to do to have a chance for this AWESOME giveaway??

You will need to go to each person on the DT (links provided here) 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.

So what is my project for this Blog Hop??

My project is a multi media shadow box which I created using Foamiran from the Store, and other embellishments. 

Focusing on the Letter R (for Rosette,lol) I added some values/virtues which contain the letter "r", thus: respect, determination, courage, gratitude and creativity. 

As you can see, I did a large Foamiran rose, using White Foamiran, to which I added Peeled Paint distress ink. I also created two rose buds with the same foamiran. This product is simply amazing. You can find the direct links to the products used on this post. The beautiful gold embellishments are Styrofoam stamens which Shawn has in Store. I covered them in liquid craft glue and added gold glitter all around. I REALLY love how they turned out.

One of the paper roses I added, this white one I covered with small white beads. I also added pieces of cheese cloth underneath the arrangement. 

This is part of the shadow box top, with the same type of lace and pearl string which I used on the inside. The paper used is Basic Grey Cappella paper pad, I looove this lush paper. 

I also added some music notes Washi tape on certain areas of my big letter R, and a hand made flower on its left. It IS striking :) 

Here you can see better how I decorated the inside of the box :) I also have some stencilling on the background, but I almost hid it all with the letter and embellishments :) 

I hope you love my Foamiran project, it will definitely make a wonderful gift this Christmas.
The products I used from Magnolia-licious Store are the following (click on the product to be taken directly to it: 

Now remember that to be in for the win of the blog hop, you must leave a comment on each persons blog, and guess the correct word on Maya's post! 

Rosette  (that's ME)! :D

besides, you can check back  on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to see who the winner is on Monday morning! 

Now you can hop over to RENE's Blog, which as you can see from the list below, is next in line. But before you hop off, remember to collect my letter for you.....

The special letter I have for you to collect is the letter "e". 

Good Luck to everyone and have fun!!

Merry Christmas,

Love from,
Ivy, Kerri, Karen, Rosette, Rene, Maya, Shawn, and Kim

Challenges for this shadow box: 

A Bit more Time to Craft Extra  - ATG

More Mixed Media challenge  - ATG

Mixed Media Monthly challenge  - Believe (golden glittered embellishments for this time of year )

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A Bit more Time to Craft - ATG

Mixed Media World  - #31

Creative Artiste Challenge blog  - #33

Wednesday, 13 December 2017


Hello my dear friends!! 

I hope you are enjoying this wonderful Christ-mas Season. I just love the lovely Christmas music, the preparations, the cooking, the fun and the meaningful decorations. It beings a wonderful feeling in the air! :) 

Today I am sharing with you a card I did with one of the new Digital images at Mo's Digital Pencil stamps. It is called "Soon", and you can find it HERE, and when you purchase it you get both the image and the sentiment; which I love!

The cute little kid is  supposedly waiting for snow, but I gave it my own interpretation :) For me, he is looking at the bright stars, waiting for The Star - the Christmas star which shows that Jesus is born to save us :)

I got inspired by Vicky in this You Tube video, and worked on the textured sky using Acrylics, Acrylic Matte Medium and some Stencilling for the stars. Finally I added some gesso droplets for the snow effect. 

I also added some twine, white organza ribbon and beige lace. Finally I embellished using coloured rhinestones and a gold button. I hope you like it, and that it inspired you to give this little cutie your interpretation. 

Wishing you the very best!! I'll be back on Friday to share something else with you xxx Stay tuned!!


Crafters' Cafe - Anything Christmas

Paradise of Stamps  - ATG

Sparkles Forum Challenges - Quickie Christmas card

Fussy and Fancy Challenges - Christmas

Stampavie and more  - Christmas

Deep Ocean Challenge  - Jingle Bells

Sweet Stampers challenge  - ATG

DoubleD Challenges  - Christmas

Cute Card Thursday - Festive Colours

Blessings xxx


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

A little Snowie just for you...

Hi there!!

I hope you are doing well, and that you are getting prepared for Christmas, as it IS round the corner now! I am here to share with you another card, to celebrate a brand new fabulous challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog ! This month we had a wonderful number of entries, 50 of them wonderful creations!! Thank you for sharing with us your awesome talent!

Now enough words... here is my take for this month's challenge, a shaker card - my first of this sort. I had an amazing time creating it, although it was very time consuming  :) Nonetheless, I really loved doing it, especially the little reindeer scene - all created with Distress Inks (except the reindeer which is a die cut).

My Mr Snowie (from the So Jolly So Snowy 2009 Collection) was coloured with Distress inks and then I added a little amount of detail using watercolour pencils. On the other hand, the paper I used is from Dovecraft Winter Wonderland pack - quite an old pack, but I like many of its papers. I just love the shades of blue for Christmas, I seldom use the traditional Christmas colours anymore :D

I invite you to go and check the amazing Design Team makes for this one, and that you join in the fun, with a chance for a wonderful prize or a Guest DT spot.

Check out the details and the poinsettia and snowflake arrangement which I created. Lots and lots of glitter on this card. I can vouch that it is amazingly blingy :)

Remember that at MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS Store you can find lots of Magnolia stamps, dies and other stuff - also all that you need for foamiran flowers, lovely charms, lace and many more!! I can never get enough!!

Some challenges for Mr Snowie:

Magnolia Forever - Christmas/Winter

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia  - Pearls, Gems or Sparkle

All About Magnolia - All about Christmas time

Paradise of Magnolia  - ATG

Marvellous Magnolia   - ATG

Simply Magnolia- Winter Challenge

I wish you all a very happy and positive week. As Christmas is approaching, I am waiting for some overseas crafty gifts, and I really can't wait to see them :) Yipeee!!!!

 Big hugs xx

UPDATE: This card was one of the top three chosen at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge! Thank you Team :)