Friday, October 31, 2014

Thank You - FFFC #126 Thankful

Hello.

It's Friday and it's time for a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The theme for this challenge is 'Thankful'.  We're being sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs.  For complete details on the challenge, the prize being offered and how you can join in the fun, visit the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog.  And check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you

Here's my card...


This cute image is called Maya designed by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps.


I just love autumn colours, don't you?  I've used my Letraset markers and a few coloured pencils to colour this adorable fairy.  I've added glitter to her wings.

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge #126 - Cut It Out
Fitztown Challenge #59 - Distress Using Digital Element
Addicted To Stamps Challenge #90 - Princesses or Fairies
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #61 - Fall/Autumn Colours
Passion for Promarkers Week 271 - Add Some Sparkles (to Maya's wings)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #118 - 2 or 3 Word Sentiment
Aurora Wings Challenge #8 - Heartfelt Thanks
Inspiration Destination Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #88 - Things With Wings

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:   Me+My BIG Idea Harvest paper pad; Recollections Rooster Provincial paper pad
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frame Frilly #10; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Spellbinders Die D-Lites Blooms Two and Bitty Blossoms (for the leaves); Elizabeth Craft Designs 730 Curvy Leaves; Magnolia Doohickey Swirl
Punches:  EK Success medium Retro Flower 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey; pearls from my stash 
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, coloured pencils

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Love Blooms...Lever Card - Magnolia-licious 'Fancy Folds'

Hello.

We're starting a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  Our new theme is 'Fancy Folds' which is a real favorite of mine.  To get the complete details on the challenge and how you can play along, visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

Check out the fabulous cards/projects that my DT teammates have created for your inspirations.  Both Team A and B are here today.  Normally Team B would post next Tuesday, but we're having our Winter Blog Hop next week...woo-hoo, fun time!  Be sure to come back next week!

I found a card style that I haven't used before--it's called a Lever Card.  I found the tutorial at Splitcoaststamper done by Laura Lipe--you can view it HERE.  I liked the multi-fold feature of the card so I just have to make one.  Laura's card size is 4¼" x 5½".  So yup, you guessed it, I adjusted it to my preferred card size of 6" x 6".



The centre panel is a 'lever' that fits into the front window--thus the name.





Don't you just love this style?
I didn't put any embellishment inside the card because I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous designs of the papers.  Someone sent them to me--I forgot who--and I don't know who makes them as I couldn't find the manufacturer's name on the papers.

Close-ups of the Magnolia images being featured:


- Tilda In The Garden from the Pink Lemonade Collection 2014



- For You Tilda from the Lost and Found Collection 2014

The stamps for these images 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 just to name a few.   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!


Come and join our challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and you will have a chance to win a Special Surprise from the Magnolia-licious store when you follow the rules and theme of our challenge.


For your chance to win a "Leave A Comment" 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.
- comment on any or all the postings on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog
- comments on related postings on the DT gals' blogs for that week
- like us on Facebook at our Magnolia-licious Facebook page


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenge - V is for Vibrant
Inspiration Destination Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #247 - Spring Fling
Not Just Cards Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #54 - Anything Goes
Art By Miran Challenge #17 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #80 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #117 - Anything Goes
My Time To Craft Challenge #264 - Hobbies (gardening)
Treasured Times Stamps Challenge #27 - 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:  Papers that someone sent me--don't know the manufacturer     
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs B155 Large Rose; Memory Box 98890 Blushing Bouquet; Elizabeth Craft Designs 730 Curvy Leaves; Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight 
Punches:   EK Success medium Retro Flower; Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch; Michaels mini Sun
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Aged Mahogany and Stormy Sky; pearls from my stash 
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, coloured pencils 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tiny Paper Pinecone Tutorial

Hello.

Someone asked me if I can do a tutorial on how I made the tiny paper pinecones that she saw on a card I posted sometime last year HERE.  And since it's nearing that time of year, you may want to make some for your own cards.


Materials and tools required:
Kraft cardstock
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circle Large die set (2nd smallest circle--2 1/8" in diameter)
Scissor
Dark-brown marker
Stylus and molding mat
Q-tips
Glue
Small flower punch


What we're doing is basically creating our own spiral diecuts out of scalloped circles.

Instructions:

Step 1
Die-cut scalloped circles from kraft cardstock--you need 1 circle for 1 pinecone.  Use the 2nd smallest circle in the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Large set--it's about 2 1/8" in diameter (or something similar).


Step 2
Draw on a scalloped circle as per picture below.  Cut along the drawn line.


Pinecone Template in PDF (scanned to size)


Use this first one as a template to draw on the other scalloped circles. (You also may want to keep it for future use.)


Step 3
Using a dark-brown marker, draw a scalloped line below the scalloped edges, off-setting the arches as shown.


Step 4
Colour in the area below the drawn scalloped line.


Step 5
On a molding mat, run a stylus (small ball) along the scalloped edges, pressing firmly to give them a bit of a curl.


Step 6
Cut as shown to create the individual pinecone scales/petals.


Step 7
Curl/cup each scale with your stylus (medium ball) as shown.


Step 8
Apply glue along the inner edge as shown.


Step 9
Placing a Q-tip against the longest scale, wind the rest around the Q-tip.  Make sure the scale you're glueing are off-setting the ones above.  If it isn't quite off-set, tear it off from the spiral and reposition it.



Step 10
Cut off at the base of the pinecone.


Step 11
Punch out a small flower (or something similar) out of kraft cardstock.  Cup it with a stylus on your molding mat.  Adhere to bottom end of your pinecone.



Voila! There's your pinecone!


and more pinecones...



I've also made this video.

video

Or you can watch it on bigger screen on YouTube HERE.

That's it.  Happy crafting!




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Booo! - Magnolia-licious 'Halloween'

Hello.

We're midway in our current 'Halloween' challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The DT gals from our Team A posted their inspirational cards last week, so today it's Team B' turn.  Visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog for complete details on the challenge and how you can join in the fun.  Don't forget to check out the fabulous cards that my DT buddies have created to inspire you.

And so...here's my DT card.


This is a tent card...and wouldn't you know it, it's actually the first tent card I've done...or at least the first I've posted on my blog here.   It's a wonderful cardstyle because you can give a more 3-dimensional look to your scene.



Some details here on how the scene was created.
I started the background scene with a piece of orange cardstock.  I glued a yellow circle diecut for the moon.  I rubber-stamped the Treeline Silhouette then added a front row of Scary Fence (made with a Martha Stewart edge punch)--hmm...I don't think you can make out this fence in the pictures above.

For the foreground scene, the branch is a die-cut, but the wooden fence was made from cut strips of dark-brown cardstock glued together.  The cat and crow silhouettes were cut out by hand--I googled for their shapes.  The jack-o-lantern pumpkin was hand drawn.

Close-ups of the Magnolia images being featured:


- Here I Am Tilda from the Pink Lemonade Collection 2014
- Old Oak from the Sea and Summer Collection 2008



- North Pole Tilda from the Winter Wonderland Collection 2013

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, Saturated Canary and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey, Wild Rose Studio.  Have a look!
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% credit towards future purchases.


Come and join our challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and you will have a chance to win a Special Surprise from the Magnolia-licious store when you follow the rules and theme of our challenge.


For your chance to win a "Leave A Comment" 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.
- comment on any or all the postings on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog
- comments on related postings on the DT gals' blogs for that week
- like us on Facebook at our Magnolia-licious Facebook page




Challenges for this card:
A Little Bit Crafty October Challenge #19 - Boo
Bearly Mine October 2014 Challenge - Halloween
Sweet Pea Stampers - Halloween
Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #21 - Pumpkins/Jack 'o Lanterns
Dies R Us Challenge #12 - Halloween
Crafty Girls Challenge #29 - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #86 - Use an image with a Hat
Scrapy Land Challenge #4 - Halloween (used Quickutz and Sizzix dies)
Creative Fingers Challenge #53 - Anything Goes
Magnolia Mania Challenge #99 - Halloween

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


Materials and Tools Used
Rubber Stamp:  Inkadinkadoo Treeline Silhouette
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Night and Fall paper pad
Dies:  Quickutz Nesting Circles; Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies XXL No.14; Sizzix Birds and Branches
Punches:  Martha Stewart Scary Fence edger; Marvy Uchida Oak Leaf   
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Black Soot 
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils 


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Happy Autumn Days - Magnolia-licious "W"ednesday #53

Hello!  Happy Wednesday!

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.  Today it's Katie's and my turns to participate.

Here's what I came up with for my DT card.


It is actually a shaped easel card.  And I went with autumn colours as it is that time of the year. 



I'm featuring this adorable fairy called Posey designed by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps.


The stamp for this image is available from Magnolia-licious.  You can see the rest of the Wee Stamps collection HERE.

Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store, of course carries Magnolia stamps, both full-size and minis.  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, Candibeans and now Saturated Canary!  Prices are discounted!
Check out also the cutting dies from various companies, e.g. Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Magnolia Doohickey, Wild Rose Studio and others.  ALL dies are currently on SALE at 25% off!!!
You get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% in-store credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!


For your chance to win a "Leave A Comment" 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.
- comment on any or all the postings on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog
- comments on related postings on the DT gals' blogs for that week
- like us on Facebook at our Magnolia-licious Facebook page


Challenges I am entering with this card:
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 40 - Anything But Square
Stamping Sensations October Challenge - Warm Autumn Colours
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #60 - Things With Wings
Aud Sentiments Challenge #117 - Anything Goes
Digi Designs Challenge - Mystical Creatures
Crafty Calendar October Challenge - Bingo (pearls, sentiment, diecuts)
Catch The Bug October Theme Challenge - Fall
Anything Goes With A Twist Challenge #2 - Anything Goes w/twist Female
Fun With Shapes and More Challenge #167 - Autumn
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #61 - Happy Fall

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 Summer Bias Plaid and Olive Summer Flowers
Dies:  Go Kreate  Rectangular Frame Frilly #10; Spellbinders Petite Ovals; Lifestyle Craft Designs Nesting Circles; Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms and 98502 Fresh Foliage; Poppystamps 956 Lovely Tendril 
Punches:  EK Success medium Retro Flower   
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany and Wild Honey; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils 

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