Thursday, February 27, 2014

Zodiac Collection 2014

Hello everyone!
Today I have a couple of cards to show you using Magnolia's images from the newest release. As you know, Magnolia has come up with another gorgeous stamps. These are called "Zodiac Collection 2014" and there are fabulous 12 new images. They will be available at stores soon!

This SUPER darling image on my card is called "Ox TIlda" (Taurus) from the new collection, such a cute one right?
I stamped her with Archival Ink Jet black on Langton hot pressed watercolour paper 300gsm (140lb) and coloured with Distress Ink re- inkers & markers as always. 

Medium: White Gesso, Modeling paste, Stardust stickles, Liquid pearl, Micro beads
DooHickey dies: Star Tag, Tea Label Shapes
Paper: Maja Design
Here are the Distress Ink colours I used:
 Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
 Cheeks: Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick
 Hair:  Black Soot, Stormy sky
 Clothes: Faded jeans, Black Soot, Scattered straw, Vintage photo

I used some pretty embellishments from the Ribbon Girl online store: Wooden star button, Safety pin, Hemp twine, Cherry blossom, Seam binding white(which I dyed with Distress Ink Faded jeans).


And this one for second is called "Virgo TIlda" .. She's just so gorgeous and so much fun to colour, love it!

Colouring medium: Distress Ink re-inkers & markers
Medium: White Gesso, Liquid pearl, Stickles Stardust, Micro beads 
DooHickey dies: Rose Leaf, Heart Tag
Dies: Frame, Flourishes - Joy crafts, Honeysuckle Vine - Memory Box
Paper: Maja Design
Here are the Distress Ink colours I used:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
Cheeks: Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique linen, Walnut stain, Black Soot
 Clothes:Milled lavender
I also used the gorgeous flowers and embellies from the Ribbon Girl online store. Seam binding ribbon, Pearls, Metal star charm, Hemp twine and Paper doiley all from the Ribbon Girl.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a good day!
Yuri xx

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Write a Message Tilda - Red at The Ribbon Girl ♥

Hello everyone!
Today, we have a brand new Colour Challenge over at The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog and our colour is "Red".

 Here's my tag, this darling image is Write a Message Tilda from Magnolia Lost and Found Collection 2014.

Colouring medium: Distress ink re-inkers
DooHickey dies: Rose Leaf, Heart Swirl, Snowflake & Mistletoe - Magnolia
Frame die: Joy Crafts
Sentiment: a love story from Love Sentiments - Lili of the Valley

The lovely goodies I used, all available of course from The Ribbon Girl:
Floribunda Roses Raspberry Ripple, Floral Heart Silver Colour, Doiley 3.5" white, Resin Ivory Heart Rectangle, Wooden heart Buttons, Natural Hemp Twine, Red Button Twine, Vintage Style Ivory Cotton Lace, 16mm Red/White No 117 Berisford Pencil Stripe Ribbon, White No 80 Gutterman Top Stitch Thread and 6mm Sticky Tape.


The DT have made some fantastic creations and there are fabulous prizes for grabs, so be sure to check the blog for all the details HERE!
I'd like to enter this into:
Stamp and create with Magnolia - Thinking of Spring
MDUC - Hearts and Flowers
Marvelous Magnolia - Seeing Red
Time for Magnolia - Tilda Only
Tilda's Town - Love Love Love
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Hope everyone's Valentines day was just lovely! Have a relaxing Sunday!
Hugs Yuri x

Friday, February 14, 2014

Lady Tilda - DT card for A Creative Romance♥

Hello everyone!
What are you doing on Valentine's Day? A special date with someone? I just wanted to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re celebrating with your sweetie or your friends or yourself, I hope you have a wonderful day.
On this special day, We have a new challenge over at A Creative Romance and the theme this time is ''Let's Get Sentimental".

For my card, I've used Lady Tilda from Magnolia Fairy Tale Collection and also used new DooHickey Bride Bow, love this one!

Colouring medium: Distress ink re-inkers
Stamps: Kurbitz Corner, Love Background - Magnolia
DooHickey's dies: Bride Bow, Rose Leaf, Christmas Tags, Tilda Tag - Magnolia
Dies: Doily - Tim Holtz Sizzix, Large Rose - Cheery Lynn, Flourishes -Joy Crafts
Paper: Sweet Christmas - Tilda
Sentimet stamps: Simply Sophisticated, Sentiment Tags - Lili of the Valley

I've used gorgeous metal frame which I painted with Gesso. It's called Bronze Vintage Oval Flower Frame from The Ribbon Girl online store. (The bird cameo is from my stash..) I also used Light Brown Hemp Twine, 18mm 'Katherine' Ivory Scallop Fine Cluny Lace, White No 80 Gutterman Top Stitch Thread,  Oloroso Seam Binding, 5mm Mixed Pearls Sugar and Spice Self Adhesive
 all from The Ribbon Girl.


Head on over to A Creative Romance Blog to see the creations made by the fabulous DT and I really hope you'll come and join the fun!

I'd like to enter this into following challenges:
Simply Magnolia - Vintage Valentine
Totally Tilda - Pink and Red for Valentines
Fashionista Challenge - Shabby Chic
Deep Ocean - Love is all around
Tilda's Town - Love, Love, Love
Midweek Magnolias - Valentine Love

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Brrrr.. It's freezing here in Japan. It snowed a lot on 8th February. It was, in fact, the heaviest snowfall in decades in Tokyo and many other areas. On the next day, the snow was more than 30cm deep on the street when I got up. It's snowing again today and the ground had already been covered with white snow.. I wear 5 layers of clothes, but am still close to freezing, haha..

This is the view of the park through the window in my room.
My favourite trees covered with snow.

Take care and keep warm.
Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Valentines Day everyone!
 Have fun and may love will be always on our side. xoxo