Our Challenge for you at Midweek Magnolias this week is ‘Inspired By a Song’  I’ve chosen a song we used to sing as children called ‘A Windmill in Old Amsterdam’ and created this fun project:


My Tildas are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Cryogen White Card and coloured with Copic Sketch Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, R20 hair: E57, E55, E53, E51, E50 clothes: R85, R83, R81, R0000, W3, W1, W00, E21

For a closer look:

front closeup

I must warn you this post is very photo heavy as I didn’t want you to miss a single detail.

Side top:

side top

The gorgeous flowers on each side are created using Magnolia Doohickey Peony Petals

Side 1:

side 1 closeup


Side 2:

closeup side 2

Did you see the cute little Tildas looking out of the windows, the Minis are just perfect for this. I have paper pierced then hand stitched around all the individual panel pieces for effect

Back view:

back view

A closer look:

back closeup

We are sponsored by the wonderful Magnolia Sweden who will offer an awesome prize to the lucky Challenge winner so pop on over to Midweek Magnolias and have a look at the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and why not have a try at our ‘Inspired By a Song’  Challenge for a chance to win a terrific prize

The bottom opens up with a space for a gift card or small gift:

lower opening

My song inspiration: ‘A Windmill In Old Amsterdam’

A mouse lived in a windmill in old Amsterdam
A windmill with a mouse in and he wasn’t grousin’
He sang every morning, "How lucky I am,
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam!"

I saw a mouse!
There on the stair!
Where on the stair?
Right there!
A little mouse with clogs on
Well I declare!
Going clip-clippety-clop on the stair
Oh yeah

This mouse he got lonesome, he took him a wife
A windmill with mice in, it’s hardly surprisin’
She sang every morning, "How lucky I am,
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam!"


First they had triplets and then they had quins
A windmill with quins in, and triplets and twins in
They sang every morning, "How lucky we are
Living in a windmill in Amsterdam, ya!"


The daughters got married and so did the sons
The windmill had christ’nin’s when no one was list’nin’
They all sang in chorus, "How lucky we am
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam!"


A mouse lived in a windmill, so snug and so nice
There’s nobody there now but a whole lot of mice.

One last look:

windmill angle

This project is not for the faint hearted, it takes patience and quite a few hours to build. That might have a bit to do with my perfectionist streak. LOL. If you would like to create a Windmill of your own the template is available from Sandras Scrapshop  Even though it is a time consuming project it is loads of fun and well worth the effort for a wonderful keepsake

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda With Peanut from the Turning Leaves collection and Mini Sitting Angel Tilda and Mini Tilda as Lucia, Imprint Small Webbing, SU Tiny Tags
Paper: SU Pattern Stack and More Amore
Cardstock: SU Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla
Ink: SU Soft Suede
Accessories: Martha Stewart Heart and Lace Border Punches, Leaf and Butterfly Punch and Flower and Grass Punches, Sticky Pearls, Magnolia Doohickey Swirl and Peony Petals, Marianne Designs LR0256 Grungeboard, Gold Brads, WOC Flowers, Lace, Ribbon, Needle and Thread, Sharp Scissors, PVA Glue, SU paper Piecing Set, Cameo Silhouette

I will enter this project into the following Challenges:

Stempel Magie BINGO (designer paper,bumen,punkte)
Live and Love Crafts Use Pink
All Crafts Anything But a Card
Inspire Me Friday #123 Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Anything Goes opt Stitching
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Inspired By a Song