Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Straight To The Heart - Magnolia-licious 'Anything Goes'

Hello.

We're midway into our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and the theme is 'Anything Goes'.  There's still one more week to get your entries in.  Visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog for complete challenge details and how you can join in the fun.  Check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you.

Here's my DT card...



And in the inside of the card, there is a surprise 4-step pop-up.


The letters LOVE I had to cut out by hand...argh.  I do have alphabet die sets, but they were either too large or too small.  So I found a font that I like on the internet and blew it up to the size I wanted.

Close-ups of the adorable Magnolia images being featured:


- Sagittarius Tilda from the Zodiac Collection 2014  



- Tilda With Cozy Heart from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012

The stamps for these images, as well as other equally adorable images can be found at Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store where she carries a large selection of both full-size and mini Magnolia stamps.  And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose Studios and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey. and other crafting tools such as Flowers, Prima Chalk Edgers, etc.  Have a look!
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!


If you're interested in making a similar 4-step card, you can find the template here:
4-Step Card 6' x 6' (15cm x 15cm) Template (PDF)

Challenges for this card:
Bearly Mine August 2014 August - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations August Challenge - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge #23 - Diecuts and Flowers
Ladybug Crafts August Challenge - Favorite colours (blue and brown)
Sisters of Craft - August Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More August Challenge - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #75 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #49 - Anything Goes

Just a reminder...for your chance to win a Surprise Package Prize from Magnolia-licious--there is a weekly random draw--all you have to do is leave a comment--the more you comment the greater your chances.  ALL the comments made on all the postings at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and the related postings on the DT gals' blogs will be entered into the draw.


See complete details at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Sandylion Sticker Designs One-of-a-kind Blue and Argyle Sweater Blue; Hot Off the Press Joy's Vintage Papers; Simple Stories Generations paper pad; blue diamond DP from scrap bin
Dies:  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Spellbinders Petite Ovals; Memory Box 98743 Kensington Border; Crealies Creative Flowers No. 06; Penny Black 51-016 Dancing Leaves
Punches:  Ek Success medium Retro Flower; Carla Crafts medium Cosmos (for flower centres) 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky and Gathered Twigs, pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sending Happy Thoughts - Magnolia-licious "W"ednesday #45

Hello!

It's time for another "W"ednesday Post at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.  Wednesdays are when the DT gals take turns showcasing on our cards the other stamps beside Magnolia stamps that the Magnolia-licious on-line store carries:  Wee StampsWild Rose Studio, Penny Black or CandiBeans.  Today it's Suzi's and my turn to participate.

Here's what I've created as my DT card using a beautiful Wee Stamps fairy image.



I've coloured the image with my Letraset markers and a few coloured pencils to help with the shading.  I've added some glitter to her wings, but I don't think you can see it in the picture above.    

Here's a close-up of the Wee fairy--hope you can make out the glitter in this picture.


This image is called Summer Fairy from Wee Stamps designed by Sylvia Zet.
The stamp is available at Magnolia-licious.  See the rest of the Wee Stamps Collection HERE.

Check out the Magnolia stamps also, both full-size and mini.  Diana has a large selection and if you don't see the particular one you're looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  Magnolia-licious offers excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% in-store credit.  Sweet!


And just a reminder...for your chance to win a Surprise Package Prize from Magnolia-licious--there is a weekly random draw--all you have to do is leave a comment--the more you comment the greater your chances.  ALL the comments made on all the postings at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and the related postings on the DT gals' blogs will be entered into the draw.
See complete details at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.


Challenges for this card:
Crafting At The Weekend Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges #24  - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #31 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar August Challenge - Anything Goes
Time 4 Scrap Challenge #44 - Anything Goes w/optional animals
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #41 - Anything Goes
Inkspirational Challenge #62 - Use markers or pencils
Treasured Times Stamps Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #84 - Anything Goes w/optional summer

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Blue Cubes; K+Company Garden Medley Stripe
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #10; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Spellbinders Rose Creations; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms and 98222 Fauntleroy Crest 
Punches:  Nellie Snellen Floral Punch Large Rose Leaves; Punch Bunch Large Impatients  
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Dried Marigold, Faded Jean and Stormy Sky; pearls from my stash; Glitter Ritz Tranparent Micro Fine Cool Highlight glitter
Colouring medium:  Alcohol-ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 



Friday, August 08, 2014

Just A Note... - FFFC #120 Bingo Board

Hello.  Happy Friday!

Today we're starting a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. It's a 'Bingo Board' challenge (board shown below) and the lovely Nathalie is the hostess for this challenge.  We're also being sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs.  Make sure you pop over to Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge to get complete details of the challenge and how you can join in the fun.

Here's what I've created as my DT card for the challenge.


This is the Bingo board for the challenge.


and I have quite a few lines (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) to choose from as I actually have all except two of the items on my card!  I don't have strass--I think that's rhinestones--or frantage.



This is how I've decorated the inside of my card.


I've coloured my images with my Letraset markers.  And you can see the glitter I've added to her wings in this close-up!


This is a Sugar Nellie digital stamp called 'Story Teller' which you can find at Funky Kits.


These two images shown here with some masking work are from Magnolia and they are:
- Tip Leaves from the Pet and Animal Collection 2009
Small Snail from the Fairytale Collection 2010

You can find Magnolia stamps at Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store, where she has a large selection of both full-size and mini-size images.  If you don't see the particular stamp you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.


Challenge for this card:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Anything Goes (B127 Tropical Flourish, B152 Miniature Rose and DL113 Exotic Butterfly Small)
Bearly Mine August 2014 Challenge - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - 2 or More Die Cuts (see list of dies below)
As You Like It Challenge #33 - Favorite Papers and why (Chatterbox because they have beautifully designed co-ordinating papers and their colour schemes are pleasing to the eyes)
Natalie and Amy's Challenge #23 - Diecuts and Flowers
Come and Get It Challenge - It's all about dies
613 Avenue Create Challenge #83 - Anything Goes w/optional twist Friendship Day
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #30 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges #24 - Anything Goes

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Chatterbox Light Parlour Stripe; Anna Griffin
Dies:  Go Kreate Square Frames Frilly #4; Spellbinders Standard Circles, Classic Scalloped Circles, Classic Ovals and Classic Scalloped Ovals; Memory Box 98511 Fabulous Phlox; Cheery Lynn Designs B127 Tropical Flourish, B152 Miniature Rose and DL113 Exotic Butterfly Small; CC Designs Olive Branch
Punches:  Carla Crafts medium Cosmos (flower centre)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Dusty Concord; lace and pearls from my stash; Glitter Ritz Tranparent Micro Fine Cool Highlight glitter 
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


Monday, August 04, 2014

Farewell to Alison

Hello.

Just a short posting here to show you a card I made for my sister to give to a friend of hers, Alison, who was leaving town and moving back to the eastern part of the country.


I thought this sad but adorable Tilda image was just perfect for this goodbye card.  I've coloured her with my markers.  She was also cut out and then mounted on pieces of foam tape for a more 3D effect.


This image is called Farewell Tilda from the Bon Voyage Collection 2010

The stamp for the full-size version is out of stock at Magnolia-licious, however the Mini Farewell Tilda is available HERE.

Other equally adorable Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store where she carries a large selection of both full-size and mini Magnolia stamps.  And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose Studios and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey. and other crafting tools such as Flowers, Prima Chalk Edgers, etc.  Have a look!  The site is sporting a brand new look.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!

Challenges for this card:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #46 - Anything Goes (card must be square)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts July Challenge - Bingo (flowers, lace, sentiment)
Crafting At The Weekend Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges #87 - Favorite Colour Combo (blue and green is one of my faves)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #168 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #188 - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - 2 or More Die Cuts Challenge (see list below)
Come and Get It Challenge - Use A Die
Digi Design Challenge - Lace and Pearls

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Chatterbox Sky Lilac and Sky Rodeo Paisley; Art Impressions Pool Plaid
Dies:  Spellbinders Exclusives for Scrappy Land; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Penny Black 51-016 Dancing Leaves
Punches:  EK Success medium Retro Flower; Punch Bunch Large Impatients   
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky and Aged Mahogany; lace and pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Just Be'cow'se - Magnolia-licious 'Backgrounds/Animals/Accessories'

Hello.

Our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog is 'Animal and Accessory Stamps'--that means no Tilda or Edwin images allowed!  We want you to use animal and/or accessory stamps (that includes backgrounds) on your card/project.  Visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog for complete challenge details and how you can join in the fun.  And check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created for your inspirations.

Here is what I have created for the challenge.


This is actually an easel card...


I made a play on the word 'because' for the sentiment...hee hee.  Cute, eh?


I spent way too much time working on the clovers...yikes, lots of patience but I had fun doing it though.  I was really trying to make them look as much like the real ones as possible...hmmm...I came pretty darn close, don't you think?


I've used a couple of Magnolia stamps to create this meadow scene.  I'm featuring...


- Little Miss Muu Muu from the Summer Memories Collection 2012
- Barbed Wire Background from the Summer Memories Collection 2012

Little Miss Muu Muu was cut out and mounted on pieces of foam tape (not masked).

Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store where she carries a large selection of both full-size and mini Magnolia stamps.  And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose Studios and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey. and other crafting tools such as Flowers, Prima Chalk Edgers, etc.  Have a look!  The site is sporting a brand new look.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!


Challenges for this card:
Stamping Sensations July Challenge - Summer Blooms
Magnolia-Mania Challenge #94 - Summer
613 Avenue Create Challenge #82 - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More July Challenge - Dies and Punches
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #224 - Walk on the Wildside
Craft-Room Challenge - Green Inspiration
Creative Fingers Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge #241 - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #241 - Anything Goes

Just a reminder...for your chance to win a Surprise Package Prize from Magnolia-licious--there is a weekly random draw--all you have to do is leave a comment--the more you comment the greater your chances.  ALL the comments made on all the postings at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and the related postings on the DT gals' blogs will be entered into the draw.


See complete details at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

That' it for me.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Magenta Whispery Foliage; green striped DP from my scrap bin 
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Frames Scalloped Ovals and Rectangular Frames Frilly #10; Spellbinders Mega Ovals; Crealies Creative Flowers No. 02 (for the clover flowers); Memory Box 98505 Norrland Flower (for the clover leaves) and 98319 Willow Dragonfly; Cheery Lynn Designs DL113 Exotic Butterfly small and B126 Grass Border 
Miscellaneous:  Fiskars Oval Template; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Diamond-Fold Card

Hello.

I just wanted to add another card to this year's growing-way-to-slow Christmas card collection, so I've made a diamond-fold card which is being put on display here...


or you can display it this way...


I consider this a mini card because when it's folded up, it's a 4-inch square card.


If you're interested in making this type of card, you can find the template HERE.

And as more often than not, the colouring of the image was done with my Letraset markers--Promarkers and Pantone Trias.

Here's a close-up of the cute Tilda being featured...


- Something For You Tilda from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011

Magnolia stamps are available at Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store where she carries a large selection of both full-size and mini Magnolia stamps.  And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose Studios and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey. and other crafting tools such as Scor-tapes, Prima Chalk Edgers, flowers, etc.  Have a look!
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!

Challenges for this card:
Winter Wonderland - Blue Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round July Challenge - Non Traditional Colours
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #29 - Anything Goes
Totally Tilda Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - CH #58 Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments Challenge #111 - Christmas in July
Come and Get It Challenge - Christmas in July
613 Avenue Create Challenge #81 - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic July Challenge - #6 Your Favorite Colours (it's blue)
Sister Act Card Challenge # 66 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper pad; Recollections Starry Night paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Standard Circles and Classic Ovals; Magnolia Doohickey Poinsettia; Cheery Lynn Designs B148 Holly Flourish; Tim Holtz Festive Greenery
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


Friday, July 18, 2014

Die Cut Swing Card - A Splitcoaststampers Tutorial

Hello!

I've done a tutorial for Splitcoaststampers...woo-hoo.  I was delighted when I was asked to do one.  The tutorial is titled 'Die Cut Swing Card'.


This is the card that I created for the tutorial.





And yes, I've done a similar tutorial for my own blog--which you can find HERE--but as you probably are aware most of the tutorials/templates on my blog are for my preferred-card-size of 6" x 6".  This tutorial I did for Splitcoastampers is for a 5½" x 5½" card, which is also a preferred-card-size to a lot of people.
You can check out the Splitcoaststamper tutorial HERE.

And the written instruction comes with a video tutorial.  Yeah, a big shocker...even to me.  I did my very first video tutorial!  It just goes to show that this old gal isn't too old to learn new things...tee hee.  Still feels weird hearing my own voice though--you know how that is!

This adorable image I used is from Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet and she is called 'Amy'.


The stamp is available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store.

Check out the rest of the Wee Stamps Collection HERE and of course Magnolia stamps, both full-size and mini.  And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  
Check out also the stamps from Wild Rose Studios and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey. and other crafting tools such as Scor-tapes, Prima Chalk Edgers, flowers, etc.  Have a look!
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!

I might as well use this card to enter some challenges:
ABC Challenge - P is for Pearls
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge #15 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge #47 - Anything Goes/Use One Flower
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #27 - Anything Goes with Cute and Girly
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #186 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create July Challenge - Birthday
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #90 - Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge - Birthdays

That's it for me.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day!


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Habitat paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Five and Petite Ovals; Memory Box 98890 Blushing Bouquet; Poppystamps 956 Lovely Tendril  
Punches:  EK Success medium Retro Flower; Fiskars 3-in-1 corner punch Celestial (flower centre)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Wild Honey and Milled Lavender; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 



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