Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Just Popping In - Magnolia-licious 'Push, Pull, Flip (card in motion)'

Hello.

We're kicking off a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  For this fortnight challenge, the theme is 'Push, Pull or Flip (card in motion).'  To get complete details of the challenge and how you can join in the fun, visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog site.  Check out also the cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

So for my DT card, I've created this peek-a-boo card.  And I've taken quite a few pictures to show the stages of the peek-a-boo feature.







Here's a short video to give you a better sense of how this card works...

video

If you're interested, you can find the tutorial for the Peek-A-Boo Card HERE.

Here are close-ups of the two Magnolia Stamps images being featured:


- Sweet Tilda With Balloon from the Animal of the Year Collection 2014


- Tilda With Big Balloon from the Lost and Found Collection 2014

The stamps for these two adorableTilda 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, e-mail Diana and I'm sure she'll be happy to bring it in for you.
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Candibeans and Crafter's Companion, along with cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia DoohickeyWild Rose Studio.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% credit to be applied to 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 (and yes that includes this posting...hee hee)


Challenges I'm entering with this card:
Sisters of Craft August Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Spots and/or Stripes
Crafty Catz Challenge #289 - Flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge #120 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #90 - Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenge #98 - Use a sentiment
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #71 - More Than One Fold
Craft Your Passion Challenge #276 - Always Anything Goes
Penny Black and More August Challenge - Summer Flowers
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #74 - Anything Goes

That's all for now.  Thank you for popping in.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Paper Adventures Karen Neuburger papers
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight, Labels Thirty-one, Petite Ovals and Die D-Lites Blooms Two; Memory Box 98981 Bursting Berry Vine Border and 98890 Blushing Bouquet; Joy! Crafts 6002/0263 Flourish Branch 1 
Punches:  EK Success medium Retro Flower, Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (for the flower centres) 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet and Wild Honey; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair (1st Tilda):  Touch BR92, Touch BR102, cinnamon, tan
- outfit (1st Tilda):  burgundy, dusky rose, pale pink, 698-T
- balloon (1st Tilda):  5767-T, fresh meadow, pastel beige
- hair (2nd Tilda):  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- outfit (2nd Tilda):  500-T, cocktail pink, sunkissed pink, 698-T
- balloon (2nd Tilda):  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Friday, August 21, 2015

For you - FFFC #146 'Birthdays'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

There's a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  This theme for this fortnight challenge is 'Birthdays' and is being hosted by the lovely Judy.  We have two sponsors for this challenge:  Sherri Baldy Designs and Sweet Lilac.  To get 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.  Check out also the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.


This is really an easel card...



A close-up of the sweet image being featured.


The image is a Sugar Nellie image called 'Best Day Ever.'

It was available in digital and rubberstamp from Funky Kits, but I think this image has now been retired.


Challenges for this card:
The Sugar Bowl Challenge 127 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge #75 - Anything Goes/Fancy Folds
Sisters of Craft August Challenge - Anything Goes
Live and Love Crafts Challenge #38 - Sandy's Choice: Blue
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge - Make It Floral
Simply Papercraft Challenge #11 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week 34 - Use something new (new Spellbinders Fancy Tag die)
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #16 - Anything Goes

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful day and enjoy the coming weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper pad; My Mind's Eye Be Merry paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Big Scalloped Circles, Petite Ovals and Fancy Tags Two; Joy! Crafts 6002/0068 Square Flowers; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Penny Black 51-016 Dancing Leaves 
Punches:  Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch; EK Success small circle 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Broken China, Weathered Wood and Wild Honey; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers, Flexmarker and Pantone TriasShin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil 
- blue shades:  rock pool, duck egg, cool aqua, aquamarine
- green shades:  5767-T, apple cider
- yellow:  mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- grey/white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool greys from 1-T to 4-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T 
- ground:  khaki 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wishing You A Happy Day

Hello.

Just a short posting here to show you a card that I've just finished.  It's a front-panel side-step card.



If you're interested, you can find the template for this card HERE.

Here's a close-up of the sweet image being featured.


- Davina (#192), an Art-By-Miran digital stamp, available from artbymiran Etsy Shop HERE

I've used my markers and a few coloured pencils to colour the image--colours listed below.


Love making these flowers--they're easy to create.
If you're interested here's how.  Use any daisy-like flower diecuts/punches.  I cut them out of white cardstock.  Apply colour(s) from distress ink stamp pads.  Mist some water from a sprayer until slightly damp and the ink spread.  Use your stylus to shape the flowers.  When dry and the flowers have stiffen, apply glue to the centres and add some flocking powder to the glue.  Shake off the access flocking powder.


Challenges I'm entering with this card:
Art By Miran Challenge #38 - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #150 - Stepper Cards
Creative Artiste Challenge #5 - Colour Challenge with Flowers and Butterflies
Creative Fingers Challenge #89 - Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge #151 - One For The Girls
Stempelsonne Challenge #147 - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze August Challenge - Flowers
Creative Moments Challenge #75 - Anything Goes/Fancy Folds

Well, that's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful day and enjoy the coming weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Blue Lotus paper pad, DCWV Berry Street Farmer's Marker paper pad; paper from my scrap bin
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-One and Classic Ovals; Memory Box 98196 Valerian Flourish, 98634 Gwyneth Flourish, 98502 Fresh Foliage and 98743 Kensington Border (butterflies); Crealies Creative Flowers No. 02 
Punches:  EK Success Small Star 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade and Spun Sugar; Martha Stewart flocking powder Daffodil; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone TriasShin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- dress:  burnt orange, mango, peach 
- flowers:  mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- circles:  holly, 563-T, soft green
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Flowers For Sale - Magnolia-licious Blog Hop 'Summer Fun'

Hello.

Today we're kicking off our 'Summer Fun' Blog Hop at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  You can get complete details of the challenge, the prizes to be won and how you can join in the fun at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

I get to kick off this Blog Hop...woo-hoo...so my project is the first one on the list, but here's the blog hop order of the design team gals, just in case you get lost along the way.

Norma (you are here!)

Okay, let's get started.  This is what I've created for the Blog Hop.



I had a hard time coming up with a summer project to do when inspiration came from this Magnolia Stamps image from their newly released Sakura Collection 2015.  Wasn't really sure it's a 'summer fun' image, but I figured the umbrella makes it summery...hee hee.      


The image is called Flowers For Sale.  It's such a beautiful image that I thought I'd bring it to life...or rather create a 3D version of it.  And you know that I just luvvv flowers. 

A couple of side views:



I name the flower-shop cart 'Bunches + Blooms.'

This is the view from the back.  I have Tilda sitting on a stool.


Everything is made of some kind of paper product--cardstock, patterned paper, bristol board paper, tissue paper, chipboard, kraft paper.  Oh, except for the flock that I've used for the bits of grass here and there.  

Here are close-ups of the Magnolia Stamps images:


Tilda With Kneesocks from the Sakura Collection 2015


- Tilda With Fantasy Flowers from the Lost and Found Collection 2014


- Cute Sakura Tilda from the Sakura Collection 2015


- Tilda With Bow Beret from the Sakura Collection 2015

The stamps for all the above images (except for Cute Sakura Tilda--it's out of stock) 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, e-mail Diana and I'm sure she'll be happy to bring it in for you.

Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Candibeans and Crafter's Companion, along with cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia DoohickeyWild Rose Studio.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.

I hope you can play along with us in our challenge blog hop.  There are 2 ways to win:


1.  All the comments are counted and a random winner will be chosen.
- comments on all the DT gals' posts (yes, that includes this one...tee hee)

2.  Enter a project and a random winner will be chosen.


As for me, I'm entering the following challenges: 
Simply Papercraft Challenge # 10 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - O is for Open (Anything Goes)
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #72 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge #45 - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #149 - Add some flowers
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #274 - Always Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze August Challenge - Flowers
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge #107 - Bright and Beautiful
Brown Sugar Challenge #158 - Anything Goes

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

Now for your next stop, hop over and visit the very talented...
to see what she has to share with you. 


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Wood Grain and Natural Wood Floor;Chatterbox Light Parlor Stripe
Dies and Punches:  Sorry, but I didn't keep track of them.  There were soo... many dies and punches used.  I was rushing to finish this in time and I didn't want to be slowed down by jotting them down.  
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads--various colours to colour the flowers

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone TriasShin-Han Touch markerscoloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair (Kneesocks Tilda) and shoes:  Touch BR92Touch BR102, cinnamon, tan, black pencil
- hair (Flowers and Sakura Tildas) and shoes:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone, black pencil
- hair (Beret Tilda) and shoes:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, Faber-Castell Art Grip 176, black pencil
- blue dress:  midnight blue, twilight sky, denim blue, pastel blue
- orange dress and cap:  terra cotta, spice, honeycomb, apricot
- pink jumper and socks:  694-T, 693-T, 6932-T  
- green jumper, beret and foliage:  pesto, marsh green, apple cider, 617-T
- brown shorts and pants:  Touch BR92Touch BR102, cinnamon, tan
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- yellow flowers:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Have I Toad You Lately...? - Magnolia-licious 'Add An Animal'

Hello.

It's the 4th Tuesday of the month which means there's a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The new theme is 'Add An Animal.'  For complete details of the challenge and how you can join in the fun, visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog site.  Check out also the cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

This is what I came up with for the challenge.


Note the cute sentiment accompanying the image...hee hee.  It's from that song sung by Rod Stewart/Van Morrison.



A look at how I've decorated the inside of my card.


Here are close-ups of those featured adorable Tildas...


- Tilda With Prince Froggy from the Once Upon A Time Collection 2013


- Tilda With Maggie the Monkey from the Animals of the Year Collection 2014

The stamps for both the above 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, e-mail Diana and I'm sure she'll be happy to bring it in for you.
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Candibeans and Crafter's Companion, along with cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia DoohickeyWild Rose Studio.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% credit to be applied to 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


Challenges for this card:
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #195 - Anything Goes (dies used:  B155 Large Rose, B152 Miniature Rose, DL112 Exotic Butterfly mini)
Penny Black and More July Challenge - Anything goes with a sentiment
Sisters of Craft July Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #29 - To Die For
Creative Moments Challenge #73 - Anything Goes/ Bingo (die cuts/punches, image, flowers)
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #147 - Use something that starts with B (border, butterflies, blooms)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #96 - Anything Goes w/twist Make It Feminine
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #70 - 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 week!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Chatterbox Loft Bias Plaid and Rosey Nook Blossoms; Anna Griffin paper
Dies:  Spellbinders Curved Borders Two, Labels Thirty-Six and Lacey Circles; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Poppystamps 956 Lovely Tendril;  Cheery Lynn Designs B155 Large Rose, B152 Miniature Rose and DL112 Exotic Butterfly mini  
Punches:   EK Success corner rounder
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Victorian Velvet; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes (1st Tilda):  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- hair (2nd Tilda):  Touch BR92, Touch BR96, cinnamon, tan  
- pink shades:  493-T, cocktail pink, 176-T, baby pink
- green shades:  pesto, 5767-T, apple cider, 617-T 
- crowns:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

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