29 Feb 2012

Baby Tilda in the Bath

Wow these new Magnolia stamps have got my Mojo motivated I haven't coloured anything for weeks but as soon as these stamps arrived today i just couldn't wait to ink them up and grab my Copics
I used Parers from Prima and flowers from WoC
I can't wait to see all the other new Magnolia creations around blogland.
Have a lovely evening everyone.
You can also see this card and lots of other Magnolia creations from the girls over at the Steel Magnolias
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28 Feb 2012

Caged Bird Card

Another grown up card !! lol
I was thinking of spring when I made this one
I used the new Prima papers from the Sun Kiss Collection they are so lovely and fresh
The lace was a gift from one of my DT girls and the bird stamp is from Stampendous
The cage is cut with a Marianne die that just happened to fall in my basket when shopping last week !! he he
The flowers were in my stash and I thought I'd never use them a they seemed quite ugly but married up with this paper I think its brought them to life.
Hope you all have a great day
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27 Feb 2012

Plant Pot Teddy

Hi thanks for dropping by this evening
Here's a card I made at the weekend, i've been playing with die cuts again,
isn't this bear a cutie,
 I bought the bear die cuts cut in bazzill card from the lovely Sam at Paperlily Crafts on ebay.
I bought the Plant pot Nesties dies last year but was feeling a bit guilty as like a lot of other things I've bought I hadn't used them so thought it was time to get creative and this is the end result !!
Have a lovely evening
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26 Feb 2012

Die cut & Punch @ Totally Tilda

Hi Tilda Lovers!!! This time over at the Totally Tilda Challenge the theme is use Tilda with Die cuts & Punches you must use both .
Please pop over and join in the fun and enter for a chance to win the fantastic prize that's up for grabs from the lovely Nikki from Bunny-Zoe crafts,
Also you just got to go over and have look at the amazing creations my very talented Design Team have made
You can also see this card and lots of other Magnolia creations from the girls over at the Steel Magnolias
 

25 Feb 2012

Shabby Chic, Lace & Flowers

I hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday, down here on the south coast its like a summers day...I'm sitting out in my garden writing this post in the glorious sunshine.
Here's a card I made during last week....its a bit of a change from my usual, no image this time but i quite like this simple pretty grown up sort of style !! lol
I love this paper from BasicGrey teamed up with lots of flowers from WoC's
Enjoy your weekend
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21 Feb 2012

Spring is in the air ............

Hi Guys my mojos been missing for a while but today I was up early showered and hair washed by 6am and on a mission to make 3 cards .......yer right .....I only managed one !!!  and here it is.
Still not in the mood to colour so I played with some die cuts I bought from the lovely Sam at Paperlily Crafts on ebay.
I made some lolly pop flowers just by punching some circles of Prima paper (to match the main paper I used as a base) and spiral cutting them and winding them up
I stitched, stapled and glued made loads of mess and am ready to start the next card ...so watch this space I'm back !!! lol
Have a fun day
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10 Feb 2012

My Rare Tilda Story By Susie Sugar

I thought it was time to speak up and tell my side of the story ;
Just in case there is anyone out there that didn't know....I am the person that everyone is talking about....
I put a used Magnolia Tilda with skates stamp on Auction on eBay almost 2 weeks ago, starting price at 99p and in the week that it was listed on eBay it reached the end price of £310 !!
Three ladies (one from Norway, one from Malta and another from Australia) kept bidding against each other and the price went up and up and then right at the end a lovely lady from the UK won the stamp .....no one could have been more surprised than me, I never in a million years thought a small piece of rubber (never mind how cute) would sell for such a price.
Please remember when you are reading this that I didn't ask this price for the stamp it was auctioned and the buyers bid what they wanted to pay.
I have today spoken to the lady who bought my stamp and she bears no regrets about buying the stamp at all.
I didn't buy the stamp to sell to intentionally make a profit, I bought it to use which is what I did and then when I'd finished with it I put it on eBay to sell to recoup the money I paid out for it so I could use the money to buy something else crafty.
They say I'm guilty of using the word "Rare" in my listing and I admit that I did use that word, but at the time of the sale this stamp was not available to buy in any shops, and you couldn't find it anywhere so in my mind the stamp I was selling was rare, I had no idea Magnolia were going to re release it this week.
Today I have read a comment on the Face Book Magnolia World group left by one of the official Magnolia design team members (so it must be true !!)....She quotes :"I know for a FACT the reason Magnolia released the stamp was so noone spent so MUCH of their hard earned cash for one stamp again ,SO have made it so readily available in craft stores for people who love Magnolia, at a much more reasonable price."
She also quotes on her own blogs when advertising the re release of this stamp for Magnolia that :"this stamp is no longer "RARE" ...... which I take to mean that it once was "RARE" at some point in the past.
EDITED; It seems I have not explained clearly why I used the quotes highlighted above made by one of the Magnolia team members, I did it to prove to the people that have insinuated that I some how knew this stamp was going to released by Magnolia and that I sold it at that particular time to make what they have called a killing before the stamp is released to the world as she quote that Magnolia made the decision to release the stamp because of my sale, and also to prove that it must have been at some point rare.
So I used the quotes above not to point any fingers at  this lady, but as they have been made by an official Magnolia team member who knows what she is talking about and has in fact said a few words that in some small way helped to prove my innocence of what I have been accused of.
I will also say that not all the hurt and upset has stemmed from the Magnolia World Group I have had mud thrown at me from all directions, but I used these to quotes to try to clear my good name as I felt they helped me. So those who think I am having as go at this lady I urge you to please go back and read what I wrote in the way that it was meant .
I consider myself an honest and caring person, I would never intentionally mislead anyone, let alone rip anyone off, but because of this sale my good name is now ruined, I've been called greedy, sick, and dishonest on the Magnolia world group on Face book and even accused of worse on the Do Craft Forum.
I'm saddened by all the negative attention the sale of this stamp has caused, I've been made to feel terrible and have felt physically ill this last week, anyone of us crafters could have owned this stamp and wanted to sell it on eBay and this could have happened to any of us, how would you feel ? I now I feel like giving up blogging and the whole episode has even put me off of crafting for now.
I honestly thought all crafters were the nicest people in the world, I can't believe I've been talked about like this, I'm deeply hurt and upset by the whole situation.

 

6 Feb 2012

Tilda in Love

Hi Tilda Lovers!!! There is still time to enter the Totally Tilda Challenge you have until the end of this week,  the theme is Pink and Red Valentines
Please pop over and join in the fun and enter for a chance to win the fantastic prize that's up for grabs, Also you just got to go over and have look at the amazing creations my very talented Design Team have made
You can also see this card and lots of other Magnolia creations from the girls over at the Steel Magnolias