September 1, 2014

Magnifique Mixed Media Winner!!!

I can't believe it, I used to choose my winner, and I got 1, I have never gotten 1 as a choice before, but there is a first time for everything!!

Dana Tatar 

You are my winner!!!

Please contact me at cathioneill at and send me your address so I can get these goodies out to you as soon as I can!!!

September Sketch Challenge at C'est Magnfique

This month at C'est Magnifique we have another gorgeous sketch challenge. Here is the beautiful sketch done by our own Sarah Routledge:

Here is my take on the sketch:

I've used the main kit, Mixed Media kit, and both the flower and embellishment add ons to layer up this layout with lots of detail!! You can find all these kits in the C'est Magnfique Store!

Here you can see where I have used the Weathered Wood Distress Stain and the Ground Coffee Dylusions spray to create my background. I have also stained the chipboard with the Distress Stain and used the Chocolate Ink and the Prima stamp included in the main kit to stamp the script stamp onto the chipboard.

I used lots of layers of paper, tucking in lots of embellishments from the kit including Prima lace doilies and wire thread.

Lots of gorgeous Prima flowers were used and I had fun splatting some of my inks onto the layout!!

This is one of my favorite layouts I've done lately, especially because it has my gorgeous family and our beautiful Irish village as a backdrop, you can see the Clare hills and the Shannon peeping out behind my husband and girls!

I hope you will take the time to join in our sketch challenge, there are several prizes to be won each month!!!

August 31, 2014

C'est Magnfique's September Kit!!

I'd love to share with you my first layout I did with the gorgeous new C'est Magnfique kit for September, Nature's Journey!!

The kit includes so many gorgeous embellishments and flowers I've tucked in some doilies, tags and die cuts behind my photo here, using Weathered Wood Distress Stain and Ground Coffee Dylusions for coloring the background.  The mask I used in my background is from the July Magnifique Mixed Media kit!!

Here you can see the gorgeous Blue Fern chipboard and Prima flowers I used. The chipboard is misted with the Ground Coffee Dylusions spray. I used the Prima stamp included in the main kit along with the ink to do my background stamping.

I have added color to the resin and added lots of flowers and die cuts here. I just love the way this layout turned out!

This is an amazing kit, well worth checking out, you can see the details of all the kits and add ons on our blog HERE!! You can buy the kit and all the gorgeous add ons at the STORE!

August 30, 2014

Tag You're It at Sugar Creek Hollow

This week our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is Tag You're It! Make a vintage tag in any theme and join our challenge!

I bought a ton of shells when I was in the States, as I love to use them as embellishments on beach layouts and I thought, why not a beachy themed tag!! In the end I went for a vintage image of mermaids which caught my eye! I inked my tag in Pine Needles and Spiced Marmelade Distress Ink then spritzed it with water for some cool effects. I used a mask and molding paste to make the cool white bubble effects around the edges of the tags. I added cheesecloth for texture under the image, some chipboard coral and seaweed and some real shells from my collection.

The mermaids are looking at strings of pearls so of course I had to add my own string of pearls to the tag. I added the small rub on words "discover beauty", then finished the tag off with some fibers that I think echo the mermaids hair!

I love the way this tag turned out and I hope you will come join us in the challenge!!!

Nature's Journey: C'est Magnifique's September Kit

You've seen some great looks at our DTs September kit projects, and now it's time to give you a look at everything you can find in the kit, and to remind you of our add-ons.

Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Moths
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Poppy
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: My Street
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Woodland
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Farfalla
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Bygone Era
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Noble Feather
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Airborne

Kit Embellishments:

Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Tags
Little B: Corrugated Tape
Prima: Almanac: Stamp
TrimCraft: Curiosity Fabric Brads
Authentique: Mini Alpha: Harmony
Colorbox: Blackberry Ink pad
Colorbox: Dark Brown Ink pad
Prima: Avante: Berry 
Prima: Fleur de Lys: Chorale
Blue Fern Chipboard: Damask Motif
Ribbon: dark red ribbon

 We also have the following three add-ons available in our Store:

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit 

Prima: ATC Canvas: Stitches
Tim Holtz: Distress Stain: Weathered Wood
PanPastels: Magenta
Dylusions Ink Spray: Coffee 
Maya Road: Alterable Blooms
Marion Smith: Filagree Butterflies**
Maya Road: Ocean Blue Burlap Rose**
Prima: Wire Thread: Brown
Prima: Script trim **
Magnolia: Cherry Blossom flowers
Blumenthal: Lansing Meadow Flowers Buttons**
Prima Stone Wall Stencil
Maya Road: Resin Birds: Slate**

**Some Items Are Partial Packages

Flower Add-on

Prima: Baroque Blooms: Maroon
Prima: Bronte Blooms: Bisque
Prima: Giselle: Mermaid
Prima: Giselle: Plum
Prima: Cabriole: Almond
Prima: Briella: Beautiful

Embellishment Add-on

Prima: Alphabet: Light Brown Wood Veneer
Kaisercraft: Heirloom: Collectables
Marion Smith: Junque & Gems: Metal Filagree Doilies
Prima: White Medallion Lace - 7 medallions
Prima: Resins: Antique White Resin Frames
Prima: Sheer Fabric Butterflies Collection with Metal Clip: Burgundy
Bottle Cap Inc: Decorative Epoxy Stickers
Blue Fern Chipboard: Ginger's Poppies 

Keep your eyes open for our new Sketch Challenge the first of September.
Our awesome design team will be back to inspire you with more layouts using our September kit.

August 27, 2014

Back to School with La-La Land Crafts!

This week at La-La Land Crafts our theme is "Back To School". I chose a great photo of my daughters first day of school a few years back and of course used lots of La-La Land Crafts dies!

I chose some fun bright green and yellow papers and accented with Prima Marketing flowers in coordinating tones along with gorgeous rolled roses using the Rolled Rose Large and Rolled Rose Medium and Small dies! I tucked in some of the Berry Flourish die cuts into the flower cluster. In the corner of the close up you can see the gorgeous hinge I used from the Booktab and Labels Die, you can see this more in the full photo of the layout, I love how it balances out the composition.

I decided early on in my layout that I was going to use the Hot Air Balloon Die along with the photo of my girls to kind of symbolize the journeys and adventures they would go on in their new school year. I added some fun layers using the Scallop Bracket Die and the Fancy Bracket Die. I used a lot stitching to accent my layout as well as some liquid pearls and regular pearls for flower centers. I really love how this turned out!

Remember, you can join in on all the La-La Land Crafts fun over on our Facebook Page, where you can also post your own La-la Land Crafts creations. You can also find us on Twitter!

August 26, 2014

August Magnifique Mixed Media Kit Giveaway!!!

Would you like to win this gorgeous August Magnifique Mixed Media kit??

Would you?

I'd love to give away one of these kits on my blog and lets make this a quick giveway, you have until August 31st 11:59pm to SUBSCRIBE to my blog, LIKE the C'est Magnifique Facebook Page and COMMENT on this post to be in with a chance to win! Share it with your friends and come back and leave another comment for another chance to win as well!!

I will announce a winner on September 1.