Tuesday, 9 January 2018

New Magnolia-cious challenge and Giveaway!

Hi there!

Today marks the first challenge of Magnolia-licious challenge blog for 2018, and if you have already come on my blog yesterday, you will know that I have something special going on for you here right now.

Yesterday I shared an easel card I did as my inspirational card for Magnolia-licious. Today, I have a gift box which I did to match with this same card. I did this for the same reason that this gift box forms part of the surprise - therefore I could not make the full reveal yesterday. So today is the Day!!

This is the gift box that together with yesterday's card can be yours to: (1) either keep for yourself, or (2) for you to give away as a gift - you choose!! :D 

This is the set that I'm talking about, and I'm sure that you all love to give away some hand crafted gifts. 

But that is not all! The giveaway consist of this set together a with a  Magnolia stamp and some crafting goodies for you. as I said both the card and the box will also be yours (I shall not write anything in the card so that you can use it if you want to. 

You can see the whole giveaway and how to win it further down. 

The image which I used for this box is Bon Voyage Tilda (2010), and I used the same and matching Magnolia papers from the card. I also added a small bouquet of paper flowers, some sea shells, pearls, ribbon and some Tim Holtz Ephemera. To also enhance the matching factor, I also used from My DooHickey Vol.10 the heart die to include another two hearts - just like in the card. The person who wins this cutie will find some goodies in it! ;) shhh!!

so now... let's get to the giveaway: This is the whole lot that you can win if..... (scroll beneath the pic) 

1. You go and purchase some crafting goodies from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS Store - you have until Thursday 18th (of January). All I can say is that Shawn has some amazing and very tempting paper pads, chipboard, stamps, dies, foamiran.... the list is endless, you have lots to choose from!  You can see and example from my projects ;) 

2. Then come back here on this post and let me know by commenting on this post that you did your purchase. Automatically you will be in for the draw. 

I will draw a winner and check out with the owner, Shawn, about the purchase. Winner will be announced here, on this Blog on the 19th January  - I will do it in my evening as I live in the heart of Europe, so my time zone is different - in this way I will give all of you a fair amount of time. I will also post worldwide. 

If the winner does not communicate with me here until the 22nd, I will draw another name

I will appreciate greatly if you spread the word by copying the giveaway picture and make it on the side of your blog with a link to mine - this is not compulsory, but I am am aware that not many visitors come often on my blog, so I would like other people to know about this chance to win this goodie bag/box. I just love to make someone happy. 

I wish you all a very happy week ahead, and may all your hopes and dreams come true!!! 

Keeping you in my prayers :) 


Challenges I'm entering: 

All Sorts Challenge  - Anything New - New cardboard box and prisma colours to colour the whole set 

Let's Craft and Create challenge  - ATG with option of Love is in  the air

Monday, 8 January 2018

Just because I care...

Hello there!!

I hope this year started well for all of you, and that you are finding some time and motivation to do that thing that you love most.


We at Magnolia-licious had a few days of break from DT duties, which worked good for me so that I could get a bit ahead - very much not like I usually do, as I have usually finish my projects in the last days which I would normally need them! :) Anyway, this easel card which I sharing with you for inspiration is my first card for 2018.

I really enjoyed myself doing it, let's say that the products from Magnolia-licious Store really inspire me to play! :D


Below you will see the list of products I have used, let me know what you think of it.

This New Year put me in the mood of doing a little game... let me see....

Tomorrow we have the start of a new challenge at Magnolia-licious, and in collaboration with Shawn and the team, I will be organising a giveaway for all of you amazing crafters. So... those of you who as from today, 8th January till the 15th, purchase crafting goodies from Magnolia-licious Store will get this card from me... and some small surprises with it?! :D The FULL REVEAL of the giveaway will be shown TOMORROW, here on this blog. 

 So come back tomorrow and in the coming days and let me know that you have purchased from the STORE. After checking out  the purchase with Shawn (the owner) I will draw a lucky winner! :D (Only those comments with a purchase will be eligible to win). 

The winner will be announced here on the 16th January.


Now what did I use for this card:

Stamp: Heavenly Tilda from the Aspen Holidays (2016) Collection

Paper: Magnolia paper

Lots of Magnolia dies: (1) My DooHickey Box Kit vol.10 (using the heart die from this kit)
(2) Magnolia Doo Hickey die ST17 - Tree Stump
(3) Vintage dooHickey die 17 - Small Square 
(4) Parsley and Rocket Salad die


I also added some Foamiran flowers to the easel card. For these I used red and light pink foamiran from the large selection of colours which Shawn carries in the Store, and black and white stamens. 


From my stash I also added some lace, a doily and that ticket sentiment, together with some paper flowers and leaves. Tilda was coloured by Prismacolour Pencils - yes Santa was very good to me this year! I was literally in tears when I opened my gift!! :)

For the inside I stamped the large Magnolia  mushroom on a die-cut label and coloured it with pencils as well. I forgot what collection this was from, but it went well with the paper, so I loved it.


As you can see, the Store carries a lot of crafting goodies, and Shawn is adding more items. Have you seen the awesome berries, and the chipboard pieces? They look awesome!!

I shall leave you for now, but I do hope to hear from you. I LOVE how this card turned out, and I would really like to give it to someone who appreciates it! I will not we writing on the inside, so that the person who wins it, can use it, or keep it... whatever you choose! :) Let me know when you purchase, and you'll be in a chance to receive it at home. Anyone can enter, I will ship worldwide.


Many Blessings

Challenges :

Ally's Angels  - ATG

Magnolia Forever  - ATG

All about Magnolia  - All about anything goes

Word Art Wednesday - ATG

Dies R Us  - ATG Dies R Us

Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge - Using patterned paper

Allsorts Challenge  - Anything new (my Prisma colours)

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

In The Manger

Hi there dear friends!!

I hope you are not too tired for this special time, as special as it is, it brings with it - especially for us women I think, some more preparations and extra work to do!! 

Today I have another card to share with you, I think it will be my last Christmas card for now. This super cute image is called  In the Manger, and you can find it in Mos' Store HERE.

I coloured this image using my Copics, I love how the colours came out on this card (the photo does not really give it credit), but I definitely need some improvement on that hair!! :) Grr!

I added a piece of corrugated cardboard behind the image, it really looked brilliant with this image, and I embellished with some organza ribbon and this special button!

I also added a tag from the Pion's Long Time Ago in Bethlehem set. I really put these to good use this year :)

This is a side view of the card. I hope you like it as much as I do. I really wish the colours came out better in thee photos. It is one of my favourite Christmas cards I did this year. 

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas day, and that in these special days one can get some extra cheer and love sent his/her way. Many Blessings! I send a Big Hug to each one of you, especially to those who supported Mo's work throughout this year xxx

Have an awesome 2018!!


The Crafter's Cafe  - Anything Christmas related

sweet Stampin'  - Last minute Christmas

Stampavie  - Christmas

Simon Says  - ATG

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Being thankful at this time of the Year!

Hello my sweet crafty friends :)

Christmas has come, and the air is full of festive joy and cheer! I hope each one is doing well and that you are comfortable with all that is going on around you. Big hugs to those of you who find this time of year difficult for a reason or other xxx

Today I'm sharing with you a Thank you card which I did for Magnolia-cious Store.

The papers which I used for this card is Blueberry Hill by Papermania, and the smaller pieces are from my scrap folder. But the main focus of the card are the Foamiran flowers which I created with the awesome products from the Store. You will find direct links to these at the bottom of this post for you to be easy to find them. 

The sentiment is a clear stamp which a friend of mine had sent me. I inked it with Staz On to get a stark clear image, and I coloured the flowers on the sentiment stamp using Copics. I also created quite some dimension throughout the layers, as you can see from this photo below. 

Isn't just awesome how much teal and pink together, I personally think they do make a wonderful combination! Now onto the flowers...

I inked the whire foamiran with Peacock Feathers Distress inks using the Distress ink tools. Unfortunately I also inked almost all my fingers, and as the ink pad was still practically new (at least I had this thought!) the ink was quite strong and it took me two days to get it off my fingers!! I was really a sight for sore eyes, and next morning I had to receive Communion during mass directly onto my tongue, as I had to hide my hands all through the mass!!! :D 

I tried a list of products to take it off, nothing seemed to work! Now I made a promise to myself to use gloves when I work with Distress ink!!!! :D lol

I also added white stamens to the larger flowers and styrofoam centres to the smaller. But as you can see I covered these with craft glue and silver glitter before using them, leaving them to dry overnight. 

If you have never tried foamiran before, know that you are missing a lot of fun!! It surely takes some time to make multiple flowers, but I think it is VERY worth every minute. I am using the hour or so we spend together in the evening, watching TV or just chilling while I cut or ink my flowers, or do some colouring.

Here is the direct link to these marvellous products, which Shawn has. Also check out the entire Store and there are some new things like Chipboard etc !!! Yikes... which really need some love :) 

I really wish you all the very best, you and your loved ones!!! Sending you all cyber hugs, may the love and peace of Jesus shower you all and keep you safe and loved! xxxxx

Many Blessings 



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! 

Rosette  (that's ME)! :D

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


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!!


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


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 :)