Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Today - FFFC #112 Pearls and Lace

Hello.  Happy Friday!

Today we're starting a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  Our hostess is the lovely Ivonne and the new theme is 'Pearls and Lace'.  This challenge is being sponsored by Marianne 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.  And also check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you.

This is my DT card for the challenge...


I have used a few of our sponsor's Creatable dies to create the floral arrangements:


- LR0130 Designer Doily set (for the flower)
- LR0133 Open Flower Classic set (for the leaves)
- LR0249 Tiny Flower 2 (swirls/flourishes)

This beautiful image designed by Krista Smith...


is called Princess Rose Red.  It is a digi stamp and can be found at Krista's online shop Saturated Canary.

Challenges for this card:
Stamping Sensations April Challenge - Use those dies and/or punches
Paper Crafting Journey - For that Special Lady
Hobby Cutz Challenge 43 - Bingo (lace, pearls, flowers)
Colour Me Creative Challenge #90 - Anything Goes
Digi Galore Challenges - Flowers
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Flowers
A Little Bit Crafty April Challenge - The birds and the bees
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #91 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #212 - Flower Power
Crafty Cardmakers and more... Challenge #114 - A Floral Profusion Handmade Flowers

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


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  From me+my BIG ideas Fashion District paper pad; Reminisce Tiptoe Through the Tulips; American Crafts a la Carte Florentine  
Dies:  Marianne Designs Creatables LR0130 Designer Doily set (flower), LR0133 Open Flower Classic set (leaves), LR0249 Tiny Flower 2 (flourish)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain and Rusty Hinge; lace and pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Just To Say Hello - Magnolia-licious 'Flowery'

Hello.

We're midway in our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.  The theme is "All Things FLOWERY".  Woo-hoo...this is right up my alley as I just luvvv... flowers.  It's Team B's turn to post our DT cards/projects to inspire you to take part in our challenge.  Hop over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge to get the details on the challenge and how you can join in the fun.  Don't forget to check out the fabulous cards/projects that my DT teammates have created.

This is the card that I came up with.


Not sure if I was going for red or pink, but ended up somewhere in between...hee hee.
And the inside of my card...


I'm featuring a couple of adorable Magnolia cuties:


- Magnolia Tilda from the Little London Collection 2013


- Tilda With Two Rosettes from the Special Moments Collection 2013 (one my very very faves)

Magnolia stamps can be found at Magnolia-licious on-line store, where Diana 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.  Also available are stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose StudiosPenny Black and Candibeans.  Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% in-store credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!

Challenges for this card:
Stamping Sensations April Challenge - Use those dies and/or punches
Crafty Girls Challenge #15 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - April Challenge #40 Anything Goes
Penny Black and More April Challenge - Blossoms and Blooms
Aud Sentiments Challenge #104 - Sentiment for a Friend
ABC Challenge - J is for Just As You Like
Bastel-Traum - Recipe: flowers, pearls, lace
One Crazy Stamper - April 'Anything Goes' Challenge
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers and more... Challenge #114 - A Floral Profusion

A reminder that you can be included in the weekly draw for a Surprise Package Prize from Magnolia-licious just for commenting.  All the comments made on all the postings at Magnolia Challenge Blog and the related postings on the DT gals' blogs will be entered into the draw.


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


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Pink Daisies; from Recollections Bold Basics paper pad; Magnolia INK "The Winner Takes It All" Champion Flower Red
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Circles, Labels Twenty-One and Die D-Lites Blooms Two; Penny Black Dancing Leaves
Punches:  EK Success Corner punch
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain and Aged Mahogany; lace and pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Thinking of You - Magnolia-licious "W"ednesday #30

Hello.  Happy middle of the week!

It's time for another "W"ednesday Posts at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.  "W"ednesday postings are where the DT gals take turns showcasing the other stamps beside Magnolia stamps that the Magnolia-licious on-line store carries--images from Wee Stamps, Wild Rose Studio, Penny Black and CandiBeans. It's Dena and I who are participating today.

And so...this was the card that I made.

This is the view when it's all folded up....


when on display...


and when fully stretched out...


I'm featuring images from the Flower Fairies stamp set.



These two Flower Fairies are just 2 of the 5 stamps in the set.  The 'Thinking of You' banner is another one and you get 2 more sentiment stamps.  This stamp set can be found at the Magnolia-licious on-line store.

Have a look at the rest of the Wee Stamps Collection HERE.

Of course you can also find Magnolia stamps there--both full size and minis--as well as stamps from Wild Rose StudiosPenny Black and Candibeans.  If you don't see the particular one that you're looking for, ask Diana is she can bring it in for you.  Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey.  Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and...you get to earn 2% credit to boot which you can apply future purchases. How cool is that!


Challenges I am entering with this card:
Passion for Promarkers Week 242 - So Sentimental
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Cute
Bearly Mine April 2014 Challenge - Spring
The Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge #83 - Add some flowers
Craft It Up and Link It Up Party #28 - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge #66 - Cute With Dies and Punches
Fitztown Challenge #29 - Fancy Folds
A Creative Romance Challenge #21 - Spring Flowers
Creative Fingers Challenge #30 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

I haven't made one of these tri-shutter cards for a while and thought it's about time I did another one.  If you have a yen to try one yourself, this is the template that I used:


If you want to print a hard copy...Tri-Shutter Card Template (PDF)

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


Materials and Tools Used
Designer Papers:  DCWV Linen Closet paper pad   
Dies and Punches:  Go Kreate Small Frames Frilly Square #10; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Crealies Creative Shapes No. 16 (leaves)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain, Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough and Scattered Straw; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Christmas Wishes - Magnolia-licious 'Boys or Guys'

Hello.

The theme of our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge is 'Boys or Guys'.  We're midway into the challenge and it's Team B's turn to post our DT cards/projects to inspire you to join in the fun.  Hop over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge to get the details on the challenge.  While you're there, check out the fabulous cards/projects that my DT teammates have created.

For my DT card, I've finally made my first Christmas card of the year, starting off this year's Christmas card collection.



I'm really late with this first one!  I should be doing better and averaging more Christmas cards per month or...oh I know I'll be pulling my hair out around Christmas time...arrgghh.

This adorable Edwin that I am featuring has become my favorite Edwin...at least for now, hee hee.


- Christmas Eve Edwin from the Winter Wonderland Collection 2013

This Edwin stamp is available at Magnolia-licious on-line store, where you can also find other equally adorable 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 Wee StampsWild Rose StudiosPenny Black and Candibeans.  Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey.
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!

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


That little fir tree I've coloured is called
- Peaceful Christmas Tree from Magnolia's Winter Wonderland Collection 2013

Challenges I am entering with this card:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #209 - Christmas
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #29 - Use A Patterned Paper
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges #14 - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - It's Cold Outside
Crimbo Crackers Challenge #61 - Anything Goes Christmas
Allsorts Challenge Week 252 - Use those dies
613 Avenue Create Challenge #65 - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #97 - LRBSC97 Anything Goes

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


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Pink Paislee Noel paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Four, Grand Labels Four, Petite Ovals, Floral Ovals, Standard Circles and Fancy Tags; Marianne Design Creatables LR0136 Christmas Tree; Memory Box 98467 Pine Needle Border; Magnolia Doohickey Poinsettia; Tim Holtz Festive Greenery; Our Daily Bread Fence Border   
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; glitter and pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Blog Candy Winner

Hello!  Happy weekend!

Let's get right down to business here.  I made a quick draw for my 5th Blogoversary Candy


...using the True Random Number Generator at Random.Org and the number the Generator has picked is...


So that means the winner is...(drumroll, please)...

13.  Mojca

Mojca, congrats!  Please e-mail me your mailing address (snail-mail address...hee hee).  Click on the e-mail widget near the top of my left sidebar.  

Thanks to everyone for entering.  Have a fabulous weekend!


Friday, March 21, 2014

Sweet Wishes - FFFC #110 Shabby Chic

To enter your name in the draw for my 5th Blogoversary Candy, click HERE.

Hello.  Happy Spring!

Another Friday and this one brings a new challenge at the Fussy and Friday Challenge Blog.  The new theme is 'Shabby Chic'.  Our challenge hostess is Judy and we're being sponsored by Live and Love Crafts.  Make sure you pop over to the Fussy and Friday Challenge Blog to get complete details of the challenge and how you can join in the fun.  And please check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you.

And so...this is my card.


I've turned this into an easel card...



As you can see I ink-distressed the paper edges of my designer paper pieces, which is my normal practice. But this time I also distressed the paper edges with my little Tim Holtz Paper Distresser tool to make the card look shabbier.  The thing is I didn't do a very good job at it's hard to see...Arrgghh.  Honestly it's too much work and too time consuming to distress by hand. What I need is one of those Zutter Distrezz-It-All machines!!!  It's on my wish list...hee hee.

Being featured is this adorable Magnolia image...


Tilda Binding Flowers from the Special Moments Collection 2013

Magnolia stamps are available at Magnolia-licious on-line store, where you can find both full size and mini size.  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 Stamps, Wild Rose Studios, Penny Black and CandibeansMagnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStamps, Magnolia Doohickey.
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:
Simply Magnolia Challenges - Birthday Wishes
Bearly Mine Challenges #120 - One for the Girls
Deep Ocean Challenge #73 - Lace and Pearls
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #231 - Birthday
Charisma Cardz Challenge #6 - Birthday Girls
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #90 - Flower Power
Tuesday Throwdown #187 - Tic Tac Toe (diecuts, flowers, ribbon)
Divas by Design - Flower Power
Crafty Girls Challenges #14 - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - Flowers Challenge


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


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Chatterbox Great Little Stripes and Great Room Floral; one unknown paper from my scrap bin
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #7; Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two; Crealies Creative Flower No. 06, Poppystamps 956 Lovely Tendril 
Punches:  EK Success medium and small Retro Flowers; Martha Stewart Hydrangea, Hydrangea 3-in-1, Nellie Snellen Floral Punch FLP031 Large Rose Leaves, Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch; Michaels mini sun   
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey; lace, ribbon and pearls from my stash 
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Easter Greetings - Magnolia-licious 'CAS'

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Hello.

We're midway in our current 'Clean and Simple' challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.   We want to see cards/projects with limited embellishments and decorations--less is more!  Today it's Team B's turn to post our DT cards/projects for your inspiration.  Hop over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to get complete details of the challenge and how you can join in the fun.  Don't forget to check out my DT teammates' fabulous projects/cards while you're there.  

CAS is definitely not my style!  I love my embellishments--flowers, diecuts, pearls, etc.  And I must confess that I usually end up adding embellisments to my CAS cards before mailing them off.  I simply can't force myself to send any card of mine so bare...tee hee.

Anyway,  here is my CAS card--simple layout and clean of embellishments.


And you know that I simply can't leave the inside of my card undecorated, so I did worked on it but still keeping it CAS also--we're talking layout here...hee hee.


I admit that both images I used here are not what you call 'simple', but if you replace them with whatever you want, toppers or simply stamped images, then it fits the CAS bill don't you think?...ha ha

I did some masking to create the scene on the front of my card.  The two Magnolia images I used here are:


- Tilda With Her Rabbit from the Special Moments Collection 2013
- Tilda's Heart Flowers from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012

And for the inside of the card, I drew a Zentangle egg below this Tilda image.  (Oh, the Tilda's Heart Flowers image above have been tangled also.)


- Frizzy Tilda from the Sea Breeze Collection 2013

You can find the three stamps I used on this card at Magnolia-licious on-line store, where you can also find other equally adorable Magnolia images--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 Wee Stamps, Wild Rose Studios, Penny Black and CandibeansMagnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStamps, Magnolia Doohickey.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Cool!

Challenges for this card:
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #3 - Use a stamp or digi stamp
The Crafting Cafe March Challenge - CAS
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite colouring medium and why (alcohol-ink markers, Letraset Promarkers and Pantone Trias, love the way I can blend colours)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #312 - Girls, girls, girls!
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Hanna and Friends Challenge #192 - CAS
Pals Paper Arts PPA195 - A colour challenge
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #54 - Easter Parade
Through the Purple Haze Challenge #33 - Anything Goes (with optional bling)
Love to Create Challenge - CAS and/or Classy/Elegant

That's all 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:  From DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl paper pad
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; Coluzzle Oval template
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


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