Sunday, 30 June 2013

Vintage style with Pearls

Hello, today I have the pleasure of introducing an awesome new sponsor and two new Design Team members. To begin with we are extremely grateful to welcome our newest sponsor
Live and Love Crafts, Sandy has exceptional customer service and stocks a gorgeous range of goodies! The winner receives a $10 voucher to the store.

If the words vintage and shabby chic makes your heart beat faster, you will find your haven at
Live & Love Crafts! Live & Love Crafts is a UK based online store that ships WORLDWIDE. The store is owned and operated by Sandra Mathis, a crafter who is as passionate about the vintage style as she is about customer service and providing a good shopping experience. Live & Love Crafts prides itself on having a website that is easy to navigate with excellent product images. Orders are dispatched fast; usually on the same day received.
Live & Love Crafts stocks a wide range of products from well-loved vintage brands such as Pion Design, Maja Design, Riddersholm Design, Kort & Godt, Magnolia, Prima, Melissa Frances, Maya Road, and the Tim Holtz/Ranger product lines.
The store has a vast selection of laces, ribbons and trims, an assortment of close to 200 charms and metal decorations, as well as many other unique embellishments that you can't find elsewhere. To help you save on costs, the charms/metal decos can be purchased singularly and all trims and ribbons are sold by the yard/meter. If you’re looking for products that will inspire and a one stop paper & embellishment shop, look no further than Live & Love Crafts!

The challenge theme this week is
Vintage Style with pearls
Introducing Rina and Louise, these ladies are our newest and very talented DT members.
I am thrilled to have them join us and I'm sure you'll agree the create stunning cards.

Today we also welcome another talented lady joining us as our Guest Designer,
isn't this just adorable.


Last but definitely not least here are the fabulous DT creations,




Garden Delights Winners

Hello to all you wonderful ladies, what fantastic entries we had for our Garden Delights challenge. The lucky winner of this challenge receives a voucher from the generous Tilda's Town.
And the winner is
Oh so pretty...

As always the DT girls and I have chosen a Guest Designer winner for an upcoming challenge,
and the overwhelming winner is
Simply gorgeous Karen!
Congratulations to both of our winners.
Ladies, please contact me, Tracy, via the email in the sidebar to organise your prizes.
Our Top #3 winners are,
#9 Gayle
#22 Lisa
Beautiful cards ladies, please take your winners badge from the sidebar to
proudly display on your blogs.

Of course there are more cards that deserve a special mention too, they also caught the eye of the DT.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Midway reminder & winners

It's our midway reminder for our "Garden Delights" challenge.
Please make sure you use flowers and butterflies on your entry.
There is still 7 days left to enter (See below post)
Tamara has created this beautiful card for your inspiration,
It's Tilda exploring her garden...
I also must announce our winners from our Layers & Lace challenge,
The lucky lady receiving the embellishment kit from
#19  Sue W
with this gorgeous card.
I absolutely love this pretty colour combo!
Thw winner of the voucher from
Isn't her card gorgeous!
The winner of our Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge,
chosen by the DT girls, is
Isn't her card simply adorable!
A big Congratulations to all three of our winners, please email me, Tracy,
via the email in the sidebar to organise your prizes.
Now of course we have a Top 3, but with so many beautiful entries it has
been a very hard decision narrowing it down just three. In numerical order
they are,
#2 Anna
#13 Nans
#51 Cinzia
Well done girls, please feel free to take your well deserved Top#3 badge from the sidebar.
Here are some more creative cards that caught the eye of our DT members
#1 Dorothy
#10 Charlotte
#20 Christy S
#25 Carla
#28 Dee Dee
#33 Ash B
#36 Marika
#40 Astrid
Thankyou to all of you that regularly join in, stay tuned for some exciting
new DT member news and a brand new sponsor!!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Garden Delights...

Hi  and welcome to a new challenge.
Firstly, some sad news to share as two of our lovely  DT members are moving on.
Ashley and Karina, thankyou so much for sharing your wonderful cards here with us,
we wish you all the best with your future endeavours.
(Karina has her last card here for this challenge, see below)
Now onto the challenge.

We are very pleased to be sponsored for this challenge by
Tilda's Town, it is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. We carry over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. We offer FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of our famous coupon codes. Visit us at and live the magic.
The lucky winner will be the recipient of a $10 voucher to spend in their store!

The challenge is
Garden Delights!
You must use flowers and butterflies
Please welcome our talented
 Guest Designer

Here's some fantastic inspiration from the clever DT ladies.



We hope to have you join in, Good Luck!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Layers and Lace Challenge

Hello to all of  our Magnolia fans and big welcome to those of you that are new followers.
We hope you had some fun with our blog hop. Don't forget to take a look at the DT's personal blogs to see who the lucky recipients are of their giveaway candy.
Today new challenge is sponsored by both Stamping Tilda who have kindly offering a $10 gift voucher from their store.
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop, who have generously donated this gorgeous kit pictured below.

Thankyou Sarah, not just for this prize but for your wonderful support during your time here with us.
We wish you all the best!
 The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop are having a huge closing down sale!! Everything is reduced to rock bottom prices including all ribbon, twine, mulberry paper flowers, rubber stamps and embellishments.  Hurry stocks are selling out fast - you can browse the sale HERE
The challenge is
Layers and Lace
Use at least 4 layers on your card.
(includes base)
Also add LACE to embellish
Today we are joined by a very talented Guest Designer,
Isn't her card just gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us Louise.
As always the wonderful DT girls have come up with some gorgeous inspiration for you too,





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