Friday, 13 October 2017

A gift for you I bring - Magnolia-licious DT

Happy Friday dear special people!!

I hope you had a wonderful week, and that you are ready for a smashing weekend. Mine was quite a busy week, and am looking forward for a quieter end of the week. Today it's my turn for an inspirational card at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog, and I chose to feature not only an older Magnolia stamp, which is Tilda with Wedding Gifts, form 2010, but also some fabulous paper which Shawn has in Store, ready for grabs!

As you can see, most Magnolia stamps are very versatile and can be used for various occasions. In my case, Tilda is not bearing Wedding gifts, but Christmas ones :) Remeber that at Magnolia-licious you can find many, many of these stamps, and most of them with a smashing sale price that is unbelievable!

The papers are Lemon Craft's Christmas Carols papers, and you can find them HERE. There are many more awesome Christmas papers for you, like Maja Design's Home for the Holidays, and the I Wish Collection. 

The postcard which you can see, is part of one one of Pion's Long Time Ago in Betlehem's papers. The panel behind the postcard, is created with another older Magnolia stamp, which is the Silent Night music notes. I stamped this on a piece of watercolour paper inked with Distress Colours.

I checked another Christmas card off the list, a happy girl I am! To be honest, I do not send these cards to everyone, as I prefer to use traditional Christmas cards, believing that the Birth of Jesus is the reason for the Season, therefore He needs to be the spotlight. But I either send these to other Crafters, or give them as gifts to be used for someone else.

This is a chipboard Christmas decoration, which I made more beautiful with Stardust Stickles and red bling. I also Distressed the edges with Walnut Stain for more effect.

I used a gold pen for one of the gifts and one of the ribbon, to add more shine. Unluckily this does not really sohw well on the photograph, but IRL it looks pretty :)

I hope you liked this card, and that you check out the STORE for more toys to play! Shawn keeps adding things for our crafty craziness, and we just love them! 

Sending a warm smile and some positive vibes across to you who spent some time with me here. Let me know you think about it, and if you ever tried some of these products yourself! Happy Weekend! 


Allsorts Challenge  - Trees or Leaves 

The Crafters Cafe  - Dies Cuts or punches 

The Ribbon Girl  - October Card Challenge

Sprakles Monthly Challenges  -Die cuts/ Punches 

ABC Christmas challenge  - U/ Unlimited or V/Vibrant

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Peggy - Mo's DT

Hi again dear awesome crafty friends!!!

I am back with another card, this time showcasing one of Maurie Manning's awesome digi stamps. This cute girl's name is Peggy, and she can be found HERE.

It was a delight to colour her, and had lots of fun creating dimension and a background. I have coloured her with Copics, and matched her with a paper which has a lot of small hearts. It inspired me to use this one because of the heart which Peggy has on her top.

I also added some fun embellishments, including this wooden butterfly, on which I stuck some rhinestones. Added to that, some film strip ribbon, paper and foamiran flowers and some Stickles made sure that the card is girly enough! :)

I hope that you get to visit Mo's Store and check out the fun stamps you can find there! I am always amazed at what she can do with some digital stuff!! Now I'm off to rest, it's night here :) And a thunderstorm is fast approaching! Wohooo!!! 

Many blessings dears, and please let me know what you think of this card. have an awesome day/night!


Laze Around Tilda - amidst many roses

Good morning sunshines!!

It's a beautiful autumn rainy day here, and it's my pleasure to announce a brand new challenge at Magnolia-licious. 

Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog #14 Option Halloween

Shawn is hoping to reach 50 cards submitted this month, so let's help him reach the goal!

This is my take on the challenge. For once I bowed out of the option part, as I don't use Halloween cards. Instead I got inspired by the rose I have in my small "garden", and decided that Tilda is taking some time off, instead of me, to chill amongst lots of roses. 

I hope you like the card and that it encourages you to take part and join the fun - not only to be in chance of becoming our Guest Designer for next challenge, but also to win a lovely $20 to spend at the Store. 

Stamp used: Laze around Tilda - from Yay! It's your birthday collection, found HERE on a special price! 
Paper: Magnolia 
Embellishments, Lace, Tim Holtz Ephemera pack, white buttons, paper flowers, die cuts, postal stamps, Walnut Stain Distress ink
Colouring medium: Copics 

Have a most wonderful day!!! 


Marvellous Magnolia  -ATG

All About Magnolia  - All about Fall/Halloween

Paradise of Magnolia - Fall/Halloween

Simply Magnolia  - Autumn

Forever Magnolia  - Fall/Halloween

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Altered Cardboard Gift Box - Magnolia-licious DT

Hi everyone!

Rosette here, back with another creation, which I had to publish last Tuesday!! What a week!!!

This time I altered a cardboard box into a beautiful gift box. I really love the outcome!! I hope you enjoy it and get inspired as well! The mail red (and hint of black) flower is a handmade foamiran flower. This foamiran is really addictive, and I find myself trying to create new flowers using different colours and combinations.

I used some papers from my stash for this one. I chose some light coloured with classic faded designs... a little vintage-y detail does no harm :)

I also decorated the sides and the inside of the gift box to match.

I really enjoyed working on this box... hopefully it won't be my last. I also added some lace, some bling, a ticket and a bouquet of flowers.

The leaf is also made of green foamiran. I REALLY hope that you try this awesome material for yourself. Magnolia- licious is offering some starter kits, and is always increasing the range of different colours, stamens, styrofoam centres, etc. Go and check it out for yourself HERE!

Finally a close up of the foamiran flower. As you can see, I used red foamiran, and subtly added some black oil pastel at the tip for some contrast. I added white and black stamens for a striking effect. I like how it gives that special feel in the bouquet of flowers! Do try some yourself! I cut out these flowers out of two different sized punches which I had.

Wishing you an awesome weekend! Many blessings and hope to hear from you!


Word Art Wednesday - #302 - #303 - ATG

Sparkles Forum Challenges  - Die cuts or punches

Crafty hazelnut.s patterned paper challenge  - ATG

Rosette xx

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Life is like a balloon

Hi dearest crafting buddies!

It's been a while since I found the time to post something here. I am having some very busy weeks right now. But today let me share with you a card I did for Mo's challenge of the month - the good news is that you are still in time to join us in Mo's challenge on Facebook.

This month Lou challenged to use this cool image called "Life is like a balloon", one of the many wonderful images you can find at Mo's Store.

I played with this image and had some fun with making a hand cut cloud template. I created the clouds by using Stormy Sky distress ink. I like the outcome! :)
I hope you like it, and that you join us in the fun. The challenge closes on October 2nd. We look forward for some fresh ideas to learn from each other.

I will be back very soon with other projects to share. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week. Finally autumn is kicking in here, and I' very happy that finally the scorching  heat is over.


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!


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Mo's DT Blog Hop - A special Surprise Hop for Mo's Birthday!

Hi everyone!!!

Today we are doing a Surprise Birthday Blog hop in honour of Mo's Birthday πŸŽ‰  to wish her the very best.


The image we are featuring today is Mo's favourite: "Look, Ma!", the boy version, and you can find this digital stamp on mo's Store HERE .

If you are following the hop's order, you should have arrived from Julie's Blog  If you just happened to visit me first, you can start from the beginning of the hop from Debby's Blog .

Now about the card...

Seeing that this particular image is done with the pencil technique, I decided to do some free hand doodling myself, adding a "scene" behind the image. To colour my scene, I used watercolour pencils, to add a safe road where this little cute kiddo can learn to ride his bike without the training wheels :)

I used some Maja "Life by the Sea" papers, as some of the papers are awesome for male cards, with  the blue shades and patterns. I also paper pieced the boy's zip up with one of the papers as well.

But as you can see, I let the stamp take the main focus, adding only some ribbon, and some stars to the card. I hope that you like it, and that you continue to hop around, seeing what my amazing Dream Team mates have created with this cutie!

The sentiment was a free digi from Create with TLC... I immediately wanted to pair it with this stamp.
To continue hopping, you can now go to Kaly's Blog, I am sure that she also has a wonderful creation to share with you :)

Since you can't have a hop without prizes and because its a Birthday hop we have 3 prizes of $5 so you can buy Mo's Favourite image too.
To be in with a chance to win all you have to do comment on the team's Blog Hop post as you
Hop Skip Jump along

And to dearest Mo.... wishing you an AWESOME Birthday dear!!! I hope that you are specially Blessed, today and always xxx Big hugs sent your way, and enjoy your day!!!

Challenges for this cute little spunky guy:

Crafty Sentiments  - Clean and simple...

Anything Goes with a Create with TLC sentiment challenge - Challenge 12

Craft Heaven Shop Challenge - Summertime

Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Celebration (this for Mo's Birthday)

Friendship challenge - Summer, sun, beach and sea

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge  - July challenge

Many Blessings sent your way