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! 

Ivy
Kerri
Karen
Rosette  (that's ME)! :D
Rene
Maya

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

Soon...


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!!


Challenges:

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

Rosette

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 :) 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Tilda in Spring Rain

Hello dear crafters!





I am back with to share with you a Magnolia card which reflects the rainy weather we had for the last couple of days here! Today the sun has come out again, but we had some serious dull and wet weather which I REALLY love!! :)

Here is Tilda in Spring Rain from the 2009 Chasing Butterflies Colection. I opted for soft Copic colouring this time, and kept it as clean as possible - for me it IS very clean! lol






Remember that at Magnolia-licious you can still find some cute stamps from the older collections, and if you are looking for something specific, do not hesitate to use the email provided, or the FB business page (found here) to contact Shawn - I am sure he will do anything to help you get your goodies!


For this card I used a cute Sugar Pea Sentiment, which I really love. I also used a couple of dies from the Doo Hickey Vol.10 set - I love dies, you can use them in very different ways. If you'd like some for yourself - you know... Christmas is coming... you can also check the Store - there are a lot of lovely things for whatever is anyone's tastes! The cute large butterfly was a gift from my dear friend Suzi (thank you sweet!) and I also added some lightly coloured dew drops, as if they are drops of water. There is a lot of dimension going on, you can see that in the next photo.

I wish I had some glossy accent to put on Tilda's raincoat, umbrella and boots, but the one I had from quite long ago (it was called Crystal Lacquer) has become too thick to control properly. 






I hope you have a wonderful day, and that you have a lot of reason to smile and be happy! Advent is now around the corner and we'll soon be seeing a lot of Christmas goodies around!





challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs  - Winter

Allsorts Challenge - Colours of Autumn

Crafty Calendar - Autumn Colours

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia  - Prals, Gems or Sparkle

Simply Magnolia  - CAS or Fully Loaded

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Tilda is prepared for Christmas

She's a busy girl indeed! Yes, I'm talking about Tilda - this cutie is already prepared for giving this beautiful gift to her bestie - and she's ready to go and give it to her even if it has snowed! ๐Ÿ˜Š





Alright - apart from the story I created from this card -  we at Magnolia-licious are presenting a brand new challenge for the month of November - This is challenge #15 - and this time we have an Anything Goes challenge with the option of Christmas.

Go and check the cute cards made by the wonderful Teamies, and check out the awesome Gift card ready for one of you if you join us again in the fun!

This time I went for some blues, browns and lots of shimmer for my card. I actually like how this turned out, with some snowy hills and couple of reindeers passing by! :)






Tilda is coloured with Distress inks, and I fussy cut her to add dimension to the scene, using near and far perspective.





 As for embellishments I added some small ponsiettas and some other coordinating flowers with some pearls as centres. I also added some cheese cloth and a doily behind the scene, and a "let ti snow" sentiment on top of a chipboard tree - which is also dressed with gesso, and some glitter for a shimmery effect. Some lace on the card was a must, so I just went with it as I LOVE lace.




I hope you liked the card, and that you come and join us. Do let others know about the Challenge blog, and about the awesome products Shawn has in his Store for all of you to play with! There are some more awesome Foamiran Starter packs for those who would like to try foamiran in small batches at first. Check them out HERE


Challenges:

All About Magnolia  - All about the Season

Paradise of Magnolia  - Let it snow

Marvellous Magnolia  - ATG

Simply Magnolia  - CAS or fully loaded

Magnolia Forever  - Girly

Ribbon Girls  - November card challenge

Thanks for stopping by!! Sending you loads of hugs and warm wishes!!

May God bless you!

Rosette 

Monday, 30 October 2017

A Special Gift - A Foamiran project for Magnolia-licious

Hi! I hope you're having a wonderful start of the week, and that you have no Monday blues after the weekend :) 

Here i am again to share with you a sweet and special gift, which incorporates also some Foamiran flowers. We had a new addition to our Community of Sisters some weeks ago, and as part of the Welcoming Gift, I decided to make this lovely set, based on blue shades when it comes to colour. 






There is this lovely Bible verse hand made cushion (which I did not do myself, but another lady did it and was selling these cushions to raise money for charity), a pair of matching tea light candle holders, and this scented blue (Ocean smell) candle in a jar, which one can purchase from candle shops and Supermarkets etc. 


I peeled off its cover and decorated it with some lovely crafty stuff. I really had fun doing it, and I think I will alter some more of these candle jars in the future. 






On the cute blue ribbon with hearts I added these two charms - a cross and a sandal. The reason why I specifically chose these two is to signify the beginning of the journey which the person chose to start- the one that follows the Lord by becoming more and more like Him through the Vocation of Religious Life. 

As you can notice, I also added a blue and a yellow foamiran flower, which seem to have become part of my projects at the moment. 




For these gorgeous flowers I have used sky blue and yellow foamiran. Stamens used: 

(1) white (001) and gold (034) for the blue flower. 

(2) White (001) and light blue (021) stamens for the yellow ones.

Obviously all these products and much much more can be found at Magnolia-licious Store. And DO GO and check out, both the Store and our CHALLENGE BLOG, as there is a fantastic offer and giveaway right at this moment! 


Cheers, 
Rosette 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

A Fairy Nest to accompany you to a magical world

Hi there!


Here I am again to share with you another sweet image from Mo's Digital Pencil. I just fell in love when Mo put this image on her website and Fb page. It is called Fairy Nest and I decided to play with it by creating a bookmark.





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I do think that books take you to a magical world where you become part of a story, visit new places in your imagination and befriend characters which invite you to their story, their circumstances. Therefore I really found it very fitting for this cutie to be used in a book mark.




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I coloured the image with Copics, and the main paper I used is from Bo Bunny's Provence Collection. I also added some clouds using my self-made template, and last, but not least, some Stardust Stickles on the Fairy wings and around the image.




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I just love how this turned out, and I finished with a computer generated sentiment on the back of the bookmark.

I really hope that have you have some time to play as well, and that you're having an awesome week! I already have some flu symptoms, it seems that Autumn is getting into some windy cold temperatures.





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Many blessings, and keep smiling always! And if you love reading, and may have neglected this hobby a bit, do pick up a new book for some motivation and let go into this magical world!






Challenges I'm entering :

Sweet Stamping  - Bingo Board - I used magic, sentiment, tree

Addicted to Stamps  - Lace and/or Ribbon

Double D Challenge  - Leave it to me

Ribbon girls Challenge  - any image challenge

Dies R Us  - Leaves