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  

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hello Friend - FFFC #144 'Things With Wings'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

We're starting a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Sharon is our hostess for this challenge and the new theme is 'Things With Wings.'  We have two sponsors for this challenge and they are Sweet Lilac Flowers and Fresh Brewed Designs.  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.

Here's what I've created.



I've decorated the inside of my card like this.


Being featured on the card front is this delightful image from A Day for Daisies,


titled Ladybug Buddy--love this image, she's a beauty (link to the ADFD store HERE).


And these two little fairies are Bitsy Bug Dot and Bitsy Bug Rosa.


Challenges for this card: 
Creaine Challenges #50 - Sketch
Crafty Girlz Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodle Crafting Challenges Week 29 - 2 or more patterned papers
Simply Papercraft Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft July Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
Digi Designs Challenge - Hand coloured image
Top Tip Tuesday - Bingo Board (pearls/gems, sentiment, flowers)
Love To Scrap! Challenge LTSCB #58 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge #73 - Anything Goes/ Bingo (glitter, flowers, pearls)

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:  Basic Grey Lemonade Saltwater Taffy; Making Memories Garden Party Flowers; American Crafts Baby Miss Muffet
Dies:  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Spellbinders Petite Ovals, Posy Patch and Ironwork Motifs; Cheery Lynn Designs B155 Large Rose, B152 Miniature Rose and DL112 Exotic Butterfly Mini; Poppystamps 1028 Delaney Butterfly; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; CC Designs Olive Branch; Elizabeth Designs 730 Curvy Leaves 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Aged Mahogany and Wild Honey; Glitter Ritz micro-fine glitter; 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
- pink shades:  694-T, 693-T, 692-T
green shades:  5767-T, apple cider
- flowers:  lemon, primrose, eggnog, 692-T, 693-T, 694-T
- ladybug:  berry red, antique pink, cocktail pink, cool grey 5, cool grey 4, cool grey 2  
- fairy wings (card inside): 264-T, 263-T, pastel green, cool aqua, denim blue
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Warm Wishes - Magnolia-licious "W"ednesday #83

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 the stamps from other companies (besides Magnolia Stamps) that Magnolia-licious store carries.

I've decided to go with a Wee Stamps image and also a popular theme for this month 'Christmas in July.'  And yes, this is my first Christmas card of the year...yikes, so I'm late in starting my Christmas card collection.



I've added rhinestones/blings to the centre of each snowflakes.  I've added glitter to the mound of snow the little angel is sitting on, to the snow on the branch and to her halo.

Here's how I've decorate the inside of my card.


The bird sitting on the branch is a Magnolia Stamps image called Bullfinch from a very old 2009 So Jolly + Under the Mistletoe Collection that I've stamped, coloured and cut out.

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


She is called Angelica 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/Whimsy Stamps collection HERE.

You may also want to check out the other stamps that Magnolia-licious carries--stamps from Magnolia Stamps of course, Wild Rose StudiosCandibeans , Saturated CanaryCrafter's Companion and a few other companies.

Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and there's also a customer reward program where you earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.


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 (yes, including this one...hee hee)


Challenges for this card:
Cheerful Sketches July Challenge - Sketch
Emerald Faeries Challenge #69 - Christmas in July
Live and Love Crafts Challenge #37 - Christmas in July
Paper Creator's Craft Challenge #40 - Christmas in July
Dies R Us Challenge #29 - Christmas in July (see below for list of dies used)
Morgan's Artworld Challenge #3 - Christmas in July
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #116 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #254 - Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Build It Up
Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge #225 - Christmas in July

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


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  S.E.I Winter Song paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels One, Luscious Labels One and Classic Ovals; Memory Box 98188 Holly Vine; Poppystamps 902 Small Blooming Poinsettia, 977 Berry Sprig, 1033 Frozen Flakes and 1050 Frozen Border; Dee's Distinctively IME-096 Ponderosa Pine Sprig; Tim Holtz Branch 
Punches:  various Martha Stewart Snowflake punches; EK Success Snowflake
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; Glitter Ritz micro-fine glitter; pearls and rhinestones 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 100, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- dark red shades:  burnt umber, firebrick, antique pink, cocktail pink
- jacket:  sandstone, champagne
- blue/green shades;  Touch 62, 563-T, pastel green
- squirrel and bird:  spice, ginger, starfish, vanilla
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Keepin' It Reel...Gone Fishing' - Magnolia-licious 'Anchors Aweigh'

Hello.

Today we're starting a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The new theme is 'Anchors Aweigh.'  For complete details of the challenge and how you can join in the fun, visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog site.  Don't forget to check out what my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

I had no idea what I was going to make for this challenge and I was getting worried.  Then Paulette of TLC Creations posted this freebie 'Keepin it Reel gone fishin' sentiment on her blog and a light bulb went off in my head.  So...inspired by the sentiment (thank you, Paulette!) here's the card I came up with.


The inside looks like this...


And another sentiment with a play on words 'Good things come to those who bait'--I love sentiments with a play on words in them!

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


- Hooked Tilda from the Summer Memories Collection 2012


- Gone Fishing Tilda from the Sea Breeze Collection 2013

Magnolia Stamps are available from Magnolia-licious--Hooked Tilda is in stock, but Gone Fishing Tilda is out of stock.  Diana carries a large selection of other both full-size and mini Magnolia stamps.  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:
Crafting By Designs July Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #13 - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More July Challenge - Anything Goes With A Sentiment
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #122 - Summer Fun
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Summer Fun
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #145 - Summer Sunshine
Not Just Cards July Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #253 - Tic Tac Toe (patterned paper, twine, banner)

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


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  From TLC Creations; computer generated
Designer Papers:  me + my BIG ideas Modern Milan paper pad; DCVW the Nantucket Stack paper pad; K+Company Willams Design Embossed Paper
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals, Petite Ovals, Grand Ovals and Labels Thirty-One; Poppystamps 804 Tilda Swirl; Memory Box 98290 Valencia Border  
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; fish charm from Live + Love Crafts; anchor charm from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; Sin-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 boots (1st Tilda):  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- hair (2nd Tilda):  cocoa, raw sienna, spice, mustard, black coloured pencil
- blue overall (1st Tilda):  midnight blue, 549-T, 652-T, 650-T
- blouse (1st Tilda):  tan, putty, champagne 
- blue overall (2nd Tilda):  reef blue, french navy, sky blue, duck egg
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Just Saying Hello

Hello.

I've been working on a few other cards--they're for future postings so I can't show them to you yet...hee hee--but I finally have a card that I can share with you now.  I wasn't really sure what sentiment to use on the card, so I I've made this an any-occasion card.



A close-up of the adorable image being featured...


She is called Tilda With Bow Beret from the newly released Sakura Collection 2015

The stamp for this image is 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, contact Diana and I'm sure she'll be happy to bring it in for you.

Magnolia-licious also carries stamps and cutting dies from other companies.  Check out the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Candibeans and Crafter's Companion, along with cutting dies from Memory Box and PoppyStampsMagnolia 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.


Challenges I am entering with this card:
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything Goes With Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #13 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #67 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge #22 July - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #152 - Make Your Mark
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #159 - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Challenge #91 - Die Cuts
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #381 - Ladies Only!
Simply Papercraft Challenge #8 - Anything Goes

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  I very much appreciate your visit.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Habitat and Botanica Noel paper pads; Pink Pailee Noel paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Forty One and Labels 41 Decocorative Elements; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Penny Black 51-016 Dancing Leaves; Poppystamps 1028 Delaney Butterfly
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage; lace and pearls from my stash; liquid pearl

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone TriasShin-Han Touch marker; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes:  walnut, terracotta, spice, apricot, vanilla, black coloured pencil
- green shaded:  Touch 43, forest green, apple, meadow green
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Wednesday, July 01, 2015

O Canada

To all my fellow Canadians, Happy Canada Day!


Friday, June 26, 2015

Wishing You a Fairy Happy Day - FFFC #142 'Fancy Folds'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

We're kicking off a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  And woo-hoo...I'm hosting this challenge and I've chosen 'Fancy Folds' as the theme.  We have two sponsors for this challenge:  Marinanne Design 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. Don't forget to check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's what I've created.


Seeing that Marianne Designs is sponsoring us for this challenge, I've used a few of their dies to create the floral arrangement:
- Marianne Designs Creatables LR0111 Flowers
- Marianne Designs Creatables LR0151 Garden Branch
- Marianne Designs Creatables LR0122 Poinsettia With Veins

This is called a lever card--probably because the centre panel swings like a lever.







I used my markers and coloured pencils to do the colouring.  Added glitter to the fairy wings.
The template or measurements for the lever card you can find it HERE, except instead of a square centre panel, I used a Go Kreate die to create a shaped centre panel.

Here are close-ups of the digital stamps being featured--they are from A Day For Daisies.


This first one is called  Fairy Hope.


This one is called I Wish, but this digi stamp is no longer available for purchase.


Challenges for this card:
Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Fancy Folds
Fairytale Stampers Challenge #57 - Anything Goes
Crafty Time June Challenge - Girls, Girls, Girls
Morgan's Artworld Challenge #1 - For the Ladies
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week #25 - Frame It
Sugar and Betty's Challenge - June Anything Goes
Marianne's Design Divas - Flowers (Creatables LR0111, LR0151 and LR0122)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Bingo Board (purple, pearls, flowers)
Craft Your Passion Challenge #267 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #227 - Leave a little sparkle (glitter on fairy wings)
Your Next Stamp - Colour Challenge #17

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:  Forever in Time Floral Fancy collection
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #10 and Medium Frames Frilly Rectangular #10; Marianne Design Creatables LR0111 Flowers, LR0151 Garden Branch and LR0122 Poinsettia With Veins; Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterfly Mini 
Punches:  Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch; Michaels mini sun (both punches for flower centres)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Seedless Preserves; Jewel Glitter Ritz micro-fine glitter Cool Highlights; 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 (1st fairy):  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone, coloured pencils
- hair (2nd fairy):  cinnamon, tan, putty, coloured pencils
- dress (1st fairy):  2607-T, 2665-T, lilac, 264-T
- dress (2nd fairy):  521-T, 528-T, pink pearl, fresh bloom 
- wings:  denim blue, cool aqua, pastel green, 263-T, 264-T
- flowers:  plum, 528-T, wild orchid
- dandelion stem:  pesto, apple cider 
- grass:  forest green, 5767-T 
- 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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