Sunday, December 29, 2013

Guest Design for Simply Magnolia & HAPPY NEW YEAR

I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas like I had with my family. I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has read and commented on this blog throughout the year. You are so very lovely and I really do appreciate it.

Well, a few weeks ago I got an opportunity to be a Guest Designer for Simply Magnolia for their new challenge which starts today. Thank you so much Tracy and the design team for having me! The theme is Newest or Favourite Tilda.
For my card I have used Newest Tilda from Magnolia's the Little Circus Moscow Collection 2013 called Prima Ballerina Tilda.

Papers: Magnolia
DooHickeys: Doily Flowers, Christmas Tags, Tilda Tag
Sentiment: Christmas Handwritten Phrases - Lili of the Valley
Brads: Magnolia

The gorgeous embellies I used are available at the Ribbon Girl online shop:
Diamante Stick Pin Heart, Silver Colour Butterflies(which I painted with Snow Tex), Rolled Paper Flowers - Pale Pink Roses Kort & Godt, 8mm 'Rebecca' Ivory Vintage Style Fine Scallop Lace, Pearls Sugar and Spice Self Adhesive, 3mm Pale Pink Pearl Bead String and Stickles Stardust.


I would like to enter this into the challenges:
Time for Magnolia - Anything Goes
Tildas Town - Anything Goes

 I'm finishing off all my work for 2013 with this project. Thanks again to you all for visiting this blog. Take care and see you in 2014!

Happy Happy Happy New Year!!
Hugs  Yur i xx

Saturday, December 21, 2013

so Beautiful Star!

Hello everyone! How are you all today? It is so cold here recently in Japan.
Isn't it lovely to be able to say hello all at once to everyone around the world! :)

Today I have two projects to share with you. The first one is a card I've made with one of the new stamps from Magnolia. I've coloured with Distress Ink Re-inkers.
This gorgeous image is called "Beautiful Star" from the Little Circus Moscow Collection 2013.

So, is it horse? Or pegasus?? I actually think its pegasus with pretty wings. I actually should say my obsession with horses, unicorns and pegasuses. I've always loved them .. ever since I was a child. And basically ANYTHING with them on gets me excited, lol .. but I absolutely LOVE this one!!! It is soooo cute and awesome, isn't it?

I've also used 3 of the newest release DooHickeys. The beautiful keys are made with one of them "Key Kit". Other DooHickeys I used are Snowflake kit, Wrapped Merry Christmas and Feathers. They are all so gorgeous!

Papers: Magnolia

I've used 32mm 'Isabelle' White Vintage Style Cluny, 15mm Mermaid Ivory Ribbon, Ivory 10mm Open Rose, Ivory 30mm Wild Roses, 3 Stems Irridescent Hearts, Light Brown Hemp Twine, 6mm Sticky Tape, Stickles Stardust all from the fabulous Ribbon Girl store.


I'd like to enter this card into following challenges:
You, me and Magnolia - Christmas Time
Stamp and create with Magnolia - #25 Winter Snowflakes
Inky Chicks - #19 Christmas
MDUC - Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge - Winter Snowflakes
Deep Ocean - Something Old(Bells)
Tildas Town - Christmas
Time for Magnolia - #40 Christmas in anything but square
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes


And here's the second project. I wanted to make a quick card, so I tried making the CAS - Clean and Simple - card. As you know, my style is NOT CAS .. lol! .. so I hesitated slightly before making it. hahah .. Ok, here's my CAS card.

I've masked 3 Manolia stamps - Magnolia's Apple Basket, A Joyful Piglet and too too cute Mini A Joyful Piglet all from the Winter Wonderland Collection 2013 and coloured them with Distress Re-inkers.

Sentiment: Joyful Christmas(text) - Magnolia
DooHickey: Vintage Signs
Brads: Magnolia
Card base: Card Blanks - docrafts 
Papers: Little Darlings designer paper from a dear sweet friend .. Thank you so much, I love them!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for reading this long post.

I can’t believe there is only 3 days left until Christmas. And also hard to believe it is almost the end of 2013!
Wishing you love, laughter and cheer all during the Christmas season and through the New Year!

Yuri xx

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas shutter # 17 winner

Hello everyone,  just a quick post to announce the winner shutter 17 of the Magnolia advent calendar, and the lucky winner chosen via is ...


Congratulations Lotta! Please could you email me your full name and postal address to ( so I can forward it to Magnolia soon so they can send you your prize!

Thank you so much to everyone for all the lovely comments that you left on my last post. I appreciate it so much. All your words really made my day!

Sure we have the whole month in December for Magnolia Advent Calendar. Thanks again everyone for participating.

Hugs Yuri x

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Magnolia Advent Calendar - Day 17

Good morning everyone!
Welcome and thank you so much for visiting my blog.

 Today I'm very excited to say it's my turn to proudly host the Magnolia Advent Calendar.

Here's a card that I've made with this darling North Pole Tilda from Magnolia Winter Wonderland Collection coloured up with Distress Inks together with Christmas Background from So Jolly Collection.

I've also used Magnolia paper Merry Christmas.

My tags are made with Magnolia DooHickey Die 'Tilda Tag', and stamped with Holiday Cheer from Whimsy Stamps.
"Sleigh bells ring are you listening?" .. Christmas is just around the corner!

Other DooHickey used is Sprawling Ferns.
Other dies used are Cheery Lynn sleigh & reindeer and Go Kreate Frame die.


The gorgeous embellies I used are available at the fabulous Ribbon Girl online shop:
32mm 'Victoria' Antique White Fine Cluny Lace, 38mm Teal Silky Crush Ribbon, Diamante Star Buckle Slide, Diamante Trim, Natural Button Twine, 6mm Sticky Tape, Cheese Cloth and Stickles Stardust.


You have the chance to win a special gift from lovely Magnolia Sweden, just leave a comment at the end of this post. I will be back to announce the randomly drawn winner tomorrow!
Good luck everyone! And there will be a new blog post by Magnolia Design Team members with a chance to win special prize each day during the whole month of December, so stay tuned to the Magnolia World on Facebook!
 Best wishes for a season of love, peace and joy!
Merry Christmas.
 Yuri x

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Jingle Bell Rudolf - DT card for A Creative Romance

Hi, I hope you are all keeping well.
Today A Creative Romance start a new Challenge! yay! And this is A Creative Romance's last challenge for 2013. The theme is 'Sparkle at Christmas'!
Here's my DT card:

I've coloured Magnolia's Jingle Bell Rudolf from Winter Wonderland Collection 2013 with Distress Ink Reinkers which I've masked onto Magnolia's Snowy Circle from So Snowy Collection 2009.

Paper - Magnolia
Sentiment - Bildmalarna
DooHickey Dies - Tilda Tag, Sprawling Ferns, Christmas Tags, Snowy Forest
Other Dies - Holly Branch, Tattered Pinecone Tim Holtz Sizzix, Go Kreate, Spellbinders

I've used several different kinds of snow: True Snow, Twinklets Diamond Dust Grass Crystals, Snow Tex and White Gesso.

Here's the list of the lovely materials from The Ribbon Girl I've used:
25mm Hermione Ivory Vintage Style Fine Cluny Lace, 16mm Burgundy Tea Dyed Check Cotton, Double Ended Red Berries, Natural Button Twine, Cheese Cloth, 6mm Sticky Tape

If you would like to join in with A Creative Romance please click Here!
Please head on over to the blog and check out all the creations by the fabulous design team!

I'd like to enter this into following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Santa is coming
Midweek Magnolias - I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas (use snow or snow image)
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything goes again

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for all the beautiful comments you leave♥
Have a lovely day!
Yuri x

Monday, December 2, 2013

North Pole Tilda - DT card for The Ribbon Girl

Hi everyone! Here it's December and really starting to feel Christmassy .. It's the most wonderful time of the year!
I'm finally posting my DT card for the Ribbon Girl. We have a new Christmas themed challenge - the final challenge of the year - over at the Ribbon Girl blog. This time the theme is super easy: ANYTHING GOES. Please do check the creations by my talented team mates, They are all so gorgeous! And don't forget that if you join in our challenge, you can win.

For my card, I've used lovely North Pole Tilda from Magnolia WInter Wonderland Collection. Tilda got many cute friends! .. They are called North Pole Little Whity and North Pole Pingy from same collection, the Christmas Background is also from Magnolia So Jolly Collection.

The size of my cards usually about 6"×6"or 5"×5", This card measures 6"×5". I've coloured them with Distress Ink Reinkers. 
I've used several different kinds of snow: Flower Soft Ultra Fine White, Shabby White Frantage, White Gesso and Stardust Stickles. 

I've also used Magnolia double sided paper from the new collection. They are so gorgeous. My tag is made with Magnolia DooHickey Die 'Wrapped Swirly'.
Other die used is: Joy! Crafts Flourishes.
The pretty vintage blue flowers are from Magnolia, the cinnamon sticks are from my stash.

I used 25mmWhite No 80 Gutterman Top Stitch Thread, Faux Hessian Dk Silver Grey, Vintage Style Ivory Cotton Lace, 13mm Rusty Jingly Bells, Ivory 30mm Wild Roses, Small Beaded Berries Ivory, Natural Button Twine, Cheese Cloth, Stickie Tape, Stickles Stardust all from Ribbon Girl online store. (links at the end of my post.)

I'd like to enter this card into following challenges:
Simply Magnolia - Vintage Blue/White/Brown Christmas
Tildas Town - Christmas

Today's Christmas song I chose:)

This song always makes me feel Christmassy. She was amazing .. greatest voice ever ..

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments, your sweet comments make me smile!
I hope you’re nice and cozy next to the heating with a nice mug of hot chocolate .. Back soon with a new Magnolia card.♥

Have a  lovely day!
Hugs Yuri x