Monday, 26 March 2018

Dance the Night away!

Hi there!

I am here to share with you an inspirational post which I did for the awesome Magnolia-licious Store! Shawn sent me some Maja papers from the Celebration Collection, and other beautiful goodies (which you will see here) and there are awesome! These inspired me to create a vintage gift bag with the theme Have a Ball - dance the night away! See for yourself...

I have used quite a lot of dies, lace and pieces here, and those which you can find at the Store will be listed here, further down.

I really fell in love with this couple dancing so romantically :) I'm very soft at heart, lol. And look at that awesome rose lace.. isn't it beautiful? I did not wish to use it to say the truth, but my work is to promote the Store, and to do that I need to use the products, right? :)

I also did some foamiran blue flowers, to which I added a spray of white flowers and white leaves... Did you try out doing your own flowers yet? If not, what are you waiting for? They are easy to do, a bit time consuming, but very worth it.

 In the following photo you can see another detail, the Magnolia wedding lace DooHickey die cut I added...  its intricate detail goes very well with this bag's style, and I love how it came out! I inked its edges with Antique Linen and some dashes of Walnut Stain inks to take off the stark white of the cardstock. .

Here goes the sentiment I chose to add to the bag, a "Have a Ball" ticket, which I run through my Big Shot with the Rox Stamp border die to create those holes, and then I also inked it up with the same 
distress inks. I also cut the same border on the main Celebration paper... really love the effect it gives! 

Some more details.. this time it's the bottom part of the bag - with the film strip ribbon, organza bow and vintage button. Oh how I loved doing this bag :) I think it will be very difficult to give this away :) You can notice what is written on the bottom of the paper.. Dance the night away... shall you?

Now to the list of products used on this project which you can purchase from Magnolia-licious. You will be provided with direct links, just click on the product and voila! 

Maja Design Celebration Paper Collection


Lemon shortbread challenge - ATG

Let's Craft and Create - ATG/option Easter

Crafter's Cafe Challenge  - Hand made flowers

Word Art Wednesday - ATG

Crafty Creation's Challenge  - ATG

Ally's Angels  - Use ribbon or twine

CraftyHazelnut's Challenge - use patterned paper

Crafting from the Heart - ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG

Corrosive Challenges - ATG

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!! Stay safe and keep smiling :)
Many Blessings


Monday, 12 March 2018

Some Magnolia DT Inspiration - And News of a great Sale for this week!

Hi dear blogging friends!

Back again after some weeks MIA cause of some harsh flu that decided to batter my energy and mojo levels. Spring is in the air, but today I would like to share with you a mini project that I was working on before this naughty flu knocked me out!! It is a "Christmas project"... and you say Christmas??? Now??

Yeah... it takes more than a month, usually almost a month and a half for things to reach my destination, so I get behind on seasonal projects which include Christmas, Easter etc. But who cares, really? :) Maggies are cute all year through, and some Christmas cheer is always accepted, no? :)

For this cute sleigh, filled with all-smiles and delicious Christmas fathers I added this sweet Magnolia  stamp which is called Tilda with Star from the Christmas Party '17 Collection. I coloured this image using both Copic markers and Prismacolour pencils.

It's such a fun image, and you can find it, together with LOTS of cute Magnolia stamps at Magnolia-licious Store, this one you can find it here. 


Shawn decided to put the entire Christmas Party 2017 on sale for 30% off for this week. The sale will be from Monday to Friday! Don't miss out on getting some of these stamps!!

Check them out on the Store's Blog HERE 

I hope this inspirational post makes you want to play with Christmas stuff, even though Spring is in the air :) Do go and grab some discounted stamps and LOTS of fun things from Shawn's STORE. It's amazing how much goodies that Store holds. NOW you can also find the amazing Neenah cardstock which are amazing for Copics and other mediums. Doo Hockey dies from past kits are also for sale, with new Rox dies and chipboard, laces and so much more! Go and check it out!!

A sideways close up of the wooden sleigh :)

Big hugs to all and may you have a wonderful week. Check during the week for more updats on the Store and the Design Team on our Magnolia-licious Blog

Remember also that we have a fun challenge going on with a wonderful prize. We would LOVE to get inspired by your talent as well xx 

Some fun challenges:

Midweek Magnolias  - ATG

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolias  - ATG

Marvellous Magnolia  - ATG

Colour Throwdown  - #183

ABC Christmas Challenge  - E,F, G challenge

Lemon Shortbread  - ATG

Crafting with an Attitude  - ATG