Monday, 11 September 2017

Wishing you a very merry angel visit! Magnolia-licious DT

Hi there! Rosette here wishing you a very blessed and happy week! 

I have scheduled this post as currently I am on a 5 day retreat in Rabat - a high and very quiet area here in Malta. It is my turn to provide an inspirational card for Magnolia-licious Store today, and I chose to put in another Christmas card which we all try to prepare beforehand. 


I am very curious to see what Magnolia surprises we will have for the coming Christmas Season, so till then I decided to use this sweet 2009  Tilda as Christmas Angel from the "So Jolly Under The Mistletoe" Collection; coupled with the awesome Long Time ago in Bethlehem Pion Paper (the middle rectangular piece is from my scraps folder - it is Basic Grey Wassail paper)


The main paper is hand cut and distressed with Walnut Stain ink. Tilda is also colored with Disrtess inks, and then I embellished with gold ribbon, lace bell, Christmas postage stamp, paper flowers and some rhinestones. Stickles were used on Tilda's wings and her hair band. I sprayed the white poinsettia flower with Pearl Glimmer mist, for some subtle shine. Unfortunately I did not manage to capture this detail in the photo, but it makes a lovely accent in real life. 


Keep your eye on Magnolia-licious Store for more Magnolia goodies and lots of other fun stuff for your Christmas (and other occasions) crafts. You can already pre-order your Halloween Calendar here, and the awaited Christmas Calendar Box here 

The Square die which I used behind Tilda can also be found at the Store. It is #4 Vintage Doohickey Die 17 - Small Square, and you can click on this LINK to buy yours now. 


I also finished the inside of my card with some more Christmas papers and a sentiment cut from the same Long ago in Bethlehem papers. I LOVE this set, than god that I had won it in their awesome giveaways!! :) Lucky girl 
If you'd like to try some Pion paper, you can go to the Store here. These particular papers were not yet brought by Shawn, but you can find lots of yummy papers around there! 

Have a wonderful and awesome crafty day; especially if you have a rainy or winter-y weather... oh finally we have had some rain last weekend, after about three months of total dryness!!!  


Challenges for this card: 

Sweet Stampers - Lots of layers 

Allsorts Challenge  - At least two designer paper 

Smile always, and spread Love wherever you go! 


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

A Sweet Thank you! Magnolia-licious DT

Hi Happy Tuesday happy people!!

I hope your week has started off well, and for those who had weather trouble these last weeks are receiving the necessary care and help they need. I am here to share with you another project.

This is the first Tuesday of the month, therefore this means that we have a new Challenge for you at Magnolia-licious.

Moreover, this is the day where the new full Design Team is officially starting with the first challenge, so do hop over to the CHALLENGE BLOG, not only to learn the details for this challenge, and what you can win, but also to see the wonderful creations done by each member, and leave them some love!


This time I opted for something different from a card, so I did a thank you gift bag, using one of the cutest stamp from the latest Magnolia Collection Country Girl.

As you might observe in the picture above, there are a couple of chocolates, ready to go in that bag, for someone special. 
This time I coloured Tilda using watercolour pencils, and added a couple of touches to her hair using Distress ink markers. Later on, I added some shine to the image using Diamond Stickles, especially on her boots, shorts and in the centre of the flowers. 

I used quite a couple of products which you can find at Magnolia-licious Store, and I'll be making sure to provide you with a direct link to each product. 

Lace: Lace Mathilde (does not show a lot, but you can see part of it behind the upper part of the main aqua coloured tag 
Doo Hickey Dies  - I used the heart shaped dies from My Doo Hickey Vol. 10 
Foamiran - White and Yellow Foamiran , cut out with AC 3 Rosy Owl Dies 

Furthermore I used ribbon, other paper flowers, lace, postage stamps, tag dies, ticket, butterfly punch, marker for faux stitches, pearls and some rhinestones from my stash. 

A closer look at the Foamiran  flowers and some of the other paper flowers I added to them.


All About Magnolia - ATG

Magnolia Forever - Your favourite stamp

Paradise of Stamps  - Your favourite things

Simon Says challenge - Stamp it!

Wishing you all your heart desires, and do not forget to reach out to those who need a smile, a hug, a hand crafted card/ gift... many can use your love and generosity... do not let any more days pass!


Sunday, 3 September 2017

Let the Sunshine in!

Hi lovely crafters!

I hope you had, or are having a wonderful Sunday! Mine was a lovely one, with a quiet evening by the seaside with my lovely sisters from the community. We chilled, prayed and ate there, and on our way back stopped for an ice-cream or capuccino! yummy, a wonderful way to end the week.

I wanted to share with you a card I made fro Magnolia-licious, which I did not have time to post during the week.


I did it masking two seperate Magnolia stamps which can be found among many more at the Store: I used  Porch Tilda and Grandpa's Porch - both from the Country Girl Collection.

I coloured the images using Distress inks and layered them on Maja's Denim & Friends Collection, which you can also find at Magnolia- licious. I will provide all the necessary links to each product used from the Store below.

The cute sentiment used is from Paulette at  Create with TLC - I love how it fitted in the gorgeous scene. Flowers are also made by myself using Foamiran.


They were the first flowers I did with this awesome product. Thank you to Magnolia-licious' owner Shawn for giving me the opportunity to try this gorgeous material. I really want to learn more - it is amazingly wonderful. The Store carries lots of awesome colours of foamiran, together with different dies, stamens and centres for you to play with. What are you waiting to try it for yourself?

For these I used white foamiran for the larger flowers (colouring the centre and some of the edges with oil pastel, and for the small buds I used lilac foamiran, The gorgeous white stamens give the flowers a pearly look, and I love the way they look in real life.

Thank you for being here, and for sharing my passion for creativity. I wish each one of you a wonderful week ahead, and let us use our God-given talent to make other people happy :) It is always a wonderful feeling to see that brilliant smile on someone's face when you give them a hand-crafted card/gift!


As promised these are the links to each product I used on this card which can be found at Magnolia-licious Store: Click on each name to take you directly to the product

Porch Tilda stamp

Grandpa's Porch stamp 

Maja Design Denim and Friends paper pads

Ranger Distress inks 

White  and Light Violet Foamiran

White Stamens


Some fun challenges for this card: 

The Ribbon Girl - September card challenge 

Dies R Us  - Die cut handmade flowers (using Rosy Owl dies)

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Let's Chill! Christmas is on the Way! Mo's DT post

Hi there lovely peeps!!

A short post to share with you a Christmas card I made by merging two fabulous stamps which you can find at Mo's Store: Chill, and Snowy House.

The result is the following card, which I really had lots of fun doing!

Actually in the Background scene there is also a cute house, but the way I merged the two stamps resulted in the house being hidden behind the cute girl. But I was happy all the same with the snowy scene, and I added some snow myself.

I also made a Stickles party, making the girl quite shiny :) I love the effect it gave to the card.

Ingredients used:

Paper: Basic Grey Wassail Paper pad
Red cardstock and gold paper
Embellishments: Paper ponsietta flowers, gold ribbon and wooden boots
For the snow effect I used Gesso

Here you can observe more the shiny effect. I hope you like it, let me know what you think, I just loooove your comments and to know that you were here.

Challenges I'm entering:

ABC Christmas Challenge - P = People, Q= Quick, R= Red - I combined all three

Sweet Stampers Challenge  - CAS

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - August Challenge

Deep Ocean Challenge blog - Fave color combo

Crafty Sentiments  - ATG

Many blessings

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Mo's Dream Team Post - August Challenge

Hi everyone!! 

I hope you are getting through this week brilliantly.. Here in Malta it's tooooo hot for my liking, but we're still alive and kicking, so thank God for that :) 

I wanted to share with you that it's time for a new challenge over on Mo's Digital Pencil Challenges over on Facebook.  (please click on the red writing to find us there!) and this month our super-talented Lou designed a wonderful sketch for us to follow. It is very easy to follow and play with so please, come and join the fun!! 


The image I chose for a baby girl card is called "Shiny and New", and you can find it in digital form at Mo's Store HERE.

I love this image, it's so cool to colour, and some Stardust Stickles matched perfectly with the wording that the baby is holding. 

Here in this photo the shine is more evident... and the "Baby" die cut, which I mounted at the bottom of the card takes the focus :) I loved doing this card for one of  the Sisters in my community. She has a family member who has just had a cute baby girl, so we need to celebrate! :) 

I did not want to overload the card with embellishments, cause the image is too cute - I wanted it to remain the main attraction, but one can't leave a girly card without some lace, pearls and flowers, huh?! 

I hope you like it, and that you come and join us on Facebook.

Challenges for this cute little fella: 

Southern Girls - Flower Power -Team Trace 

Wishing you heaps of good things xx



Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Magnolia-licious New Challenge

Hello my dear friends!!!

I hope you are doing well. It is the first Tuesday of the month, therefore it means that at Magnolia-licious it is the start of a brand new monthly challenge. It is yet again you favourite challenge "Anything goes" but with an option to use lace in your project.

For me doing a card without any lace would feel as if I had something missing - so usually only if it is a male card or project, would it be one without any lace .
This time I decided to go Vintage, and use the wonderful Sofiero Papers - which if you missed the news - now can be also found at Magnolia-licious Store. You can go look here for some exquisite Maja goodness, and they will be yours to stroke, smell, and maybe use! :)


I had such an awesome time doing this card! As you can see, I did obey, and used "a little" lace :) 
I have a frame of lace around all four sides of the card, but the doily lace and another type of flowery lace on top. 

Look at that awesome image!!! It is from the Ephemera sheet that comes with the Sofiero papers. and I added some pretty stuff to make it more romantic and soft :) I hope you like it.


Look at those awesome angels!!! That is also part of another sheet of  the Sofiero pack! Aren't those papers to drool over? I added a sentiment after I distressed the frame and the piece of Maja paper with Walnut Stain, and added some vintage buttons and pearls. 


A close up of the bunch of flowers I used to continue with the romantic feel, and I also added a piece of Tim Holtz' film strip ribbon. 


I added pearls also around the main image for extra focus, and as you can observe in this photo, before mounting the card, I also used a Cadence stencil to add some dimension on the upper part of the card. I used modelling paste to add texture, which I mixed with Bronze Distress paint and a drop of Walnut Stain reinker. 

I hope you liked my card, and that you get inspired to get for yourself some of the Awesome papers - they are so thick and rich that they seem too good to be true! :) Do join us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog for an awesome prize and a chance to be our Guest designer. 

God bless you and your loved ones! 


Craft Heaven Challenge - August Challenge - ATG

Noor Design - August ATG challenge

Dies R Us challenge- Summertime fun

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

A sunny day at the Farm

hi beautiful peeps! I hope you are having a wonderful week, and that the temperatures at your side of the world are being more merciful than ours at the moment!!

Today I'd like to share with you a card I did for Magnolia-licious Store using Farmer Tilda, which you can find HERE with the rest of the Magnolia Collections (even the super cute country Girl collection as well as the "Yay, it's your Birthday" stamps and dies which Magnolia has just released).

On this card I used some of the awesome products one can find tin the Store, you will find direct links in this post, for that little "me-reward-I need that!" which we crafters like so much!

Tilda is coloured in distress reinkers, and when it was dry, I had some fun with my white gel pen, doing various accents for the image to pop out more.

Products used in the card: 

Paper: Magnolia, from past collections

Stamps: Farmer Tilda, postal round stamp, Stempelglede for the edge grunge designs, Sugar Pea Designs for the sentiments on the tags

Magnolia and other paper flowers, lace, pearls and rhinestones, pin and beads

From Magnolia-licious Store (other than the stamp, for which I already provided a link in this post):

The sun die: My Doo Hickey Kit Vol 10 "Buzz buzz" (which is on a VERY good sale price for all those dies included).

Leaves die: Parsley and Rocket Salad die (right now it's unavailable in the Store, but you can ask Shawn for it)

Lace Mathilde (20 mm) - the one at the bottom of the image

Treasure Chest charm 

(Other dies used in this card include Sizzix (tag die) and Nellie Snellen dies)

Let me point out to you that now at MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS you can also find Maja 6x6, Lemoncraft and Pion Papers, Foamiran (so many beautiful colours to choose from!) and all you need to do beautiful flowers for every occasion: Rosy Owl dies, stamens, centres etc... among so many more beautiful products... Take a look!!

These are the mini tags I inserted at the side of my card, for that soft touch. I also embellished with some rhinestones, pearls, lace and washi tape. They are distressed with Faded Jeans ink.

"You are my sunshine!" ☺ the gorgeous sun die, which I think captures the eye and gives dimension.

I hope you liked the card and that you got inspired to try these products yourself... come'on! Admit that you "need" them!! :)

Some challenges for this cute little Farmer:

Midweek Magnolias - ATG
Marvellous Magnolia- Summer
Magnolia Forever - Summer
All About Magnolia  - All About Summer
Card Mania Challenge - Summer fun
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog  - ATG
Come and Get it Challenges - Summertime
Fab n Funky Challenges - Use patterned paper
Pile it On challenge - Primary colours and/or something beginning with "s"
Making Memories - anything but square

Wishing you lots of happiness and fun, but do not forget to thank the Lord for all He provides you, even during these summer months. Blessings sent your way!