Tuesday, August 30, 2016

You're a Lifesaver! - Magnolia-licious 'Anything Goes'

Hello.

We're midway into our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The theme is 'Anything Goes'--what's easier than that!  The Design Team has created cards/projects to inspire you to play along with us.  Please visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to have a look at these creations and to get complete details on the challenge.

This is what I came up with for this challenge--a Thank You card.



The card is actually a twisted easel card.



A closer look at an older Magnolia Stamps image being featured.


- Ahoy Tilda from the Summer Memories Collection 2012

If you didn't know already, the Magnolia-licious store is closing its doors. Everything must go!  All stock has been heavily reduced and will continue to do so.  Now is your chance to find real bargains.   Check out the store, HERE.


Challenges for this card:
A Gem of a Challenge #176 - Summer Fun
Allsorts Challenge Week 378 - Use at least two dies
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Wk 20 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 125 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #114 - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu Pink Challenge - Floral
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun-Day Friday Challenge #153 - Cut It Up!
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #37 - Use a Die Cut
Simply Magnolia August Challenge - CAS or Fully Loaded

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:  Colorbok Blue Ivy; DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Four and Classic Ovals; Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland; Cheery Lynn Designs B117 Fancyful Flourish; Leane Creatief Multi Die Flower 005 (leaves); Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms and 98824 Eva Stem   
Punches:  Nellie's Choice Floral Punch Small Flower  
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Chipped Sapphire, Aged Mahogany and Bundled Sage; 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 boots:  chestnut, terracotta, spice, apricot 
- blue shades:  midnight blue, 652-T, cornflower, 277-T
- green shades:  forest green, Touch 47, apple, meadow green
- red shades:  1797-T, 1788-T, 178-T, 177-T
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 3-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Have a Fairy Merry Christmas

Hello.

Just a short posting here to share another Christmas card.



A closer look at this delightful Sugar Nellie image I'm featuring.


This digital image, available from Funky Kits, is called Gift Wrapping
Colouring was done with alcohol-ink based markers along with a few coloured pencils.  I've add some cool-highlight glitter to the fairy wings.


Challenges for this card:
Allsorts Challenge Week 378 - Use at least 2 dies
Crafty Friends Challenge 39 - Use Lots of Glitter
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas challenge extra for August - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge - So Sweet
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #145 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge LTSCB #84 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Wk 34 - Something Beginning with F (fairy, foliage, flower)
Simply Papercraft Challenge 35 - Anything Goes
Sugar Nellie Challenge #139 - Anything Goes (last challenge...so sad)
The Pencil Case Wk 27 - Anything Goes

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Hope you're enjoying your weekend.


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Simple Stories Handmade Holiday paper pad; Recollections Holiday Traditions paper pad; Basic Grey Wassail Noel
Dies:  Spellbinder Labels Thirteen and Petite Scalloped Circles (for pinecones); Tim Holtz Holiday Greens; Magnolia Doohickey Poinsettia 
Punches:  EK Success Small Leaf (for hellebores); Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (for flower centre)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; Lindt Chocolate jingle bells, hemp cord and pearls from my stash; Ranger Liquid Pearls; Glitter Ritz Microfine glitter

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: burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- red shades:  berry red, 1797-T,lipstick red, 177-T
- green shades:  Touch G43, forest green, bright green
- golden yellow shades:  cocoa, raw sienna, mustard
- wings:  denim blue, cool aqua, pastel green, 263-T, 264-T
- squirrel:  grey squirrel, champagne  
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  
- ground:  champagne, warm grey 5-T

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Be Merry - Magnolia-licious August Mini Magnolias

Hello.

Happy Wednesday! It's the day of the week that the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog dedicates to the 'Wednesday Mini Mangolia Challenge' where the design team showcases te Mini Magnolia Stamps images, along with a few Stamping Bella images thrown in every now and then.  It's my turn to participate in this week's Wednesday posting.

Here's what I've created, a Christmas card using a Stamping Bella image.



A couple of favourite embellishments for me for Christmas cards are the tiny paper pinecones and hellebore/Christmas roses.  If you're interested in making your own, I've done the tutorials which you can HERE and HERE.

A closer look at the Stamping Bella image being featured:


- Uptown Girl Eve Under the Mistletoe is actually part of a 2-stamp set, an image-and-sentiment set with the sentiment stamp saying 'holiday wishes and mistletoe kisses.'

This stamp is available from Magnolia-licious, HERE.

And a heads-up, if you didn't know already, that the Magnolia-licious store is closing its doors. Everything must go!  All stock has been heavily reduced and will continue to do so.  Now is your chance to find real bargains.  Check out the store, HERE.


Challenges for this card:
Crafty Friends Challenge #38 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #326 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #144 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge LTSCB #84 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - It's Hip To Be Square
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #83 - Lots of Layers
Your Next Stamp - Sketch Challenge #46

That's it for me.  Thanks for stopping by and have a look.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy you day and the rest of the week.  


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Botanical Noel paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-One and Petite Scalloped Circles (for pinecones); Tim Holtz Holiday Greens; CC Designs Mistletoe; Memory Box Cherry Blossom (for flower centres)
Punches:  Punch Bunch Impatiens; Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (for flower centres)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage; ribbon and 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:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- red shades:  berry red, 185-T, lipstick red, 178-T
- belt:  cool greys 3 - 5
- buckle:  gold, pastel yellow, buttercup
- leaves:  370-T, 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  



Friday, August 12, 2016

Happy Birthday - FFFC #170 'Pink/Cream with Lots of Bling'

Hello.

It's time to start a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  Our theme this time is 'Pink/Cream with Lots of Bling' chosen by the lovely Sharon, our hostess for this challenge.  This challenge is being sponsored by Magnolia-licious.  Please hop over to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge to get complete details on the challenge and to check out what my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's what I've created for the challenge.



A view of the card inside:


A closer look at the Magnolia Stamps images being featured.


- Tilda with Tag Gifts from the A Christmas Story Collection 2012


- Tilda with Love Potion from the With Love Collection 2013

Magnolia Stamps are available from our sponsor, Magnolia-licious. 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, contact Diana and she'll be happy to bring it in for you.


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenges - M is for Maiden
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #206 - Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenges CMC #83 - Let's Party
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #438 - Dressing Up
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge Wk 32 - Anything Goes
I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #315 - Birthday
In The Pink Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
Live and Love Crafts Challenge #50 - Happy Birthday/Anniversary
The Crafty Addicts Challenge# 21 - Anything Goes w/option emboss it
The Paper Shelter Challenge #259 - Punches and Dies

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:  Anna Griffin (swirly pattern); Chatterbox Rosey Bloom; checker-patterned paper from my scrap bin
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Frames Frilly #5; Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Six, Rose Creations and Standard Circles; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Penny Black 51-016 Dancing Leaves; Leane Creatief Multi die flower 005 (leaves)  
Punches:  EK Success Circle    
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Victorian Velvet; ribbon and rhinestones 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 Tilda #1:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone  
- hair and shoes Tilda #2:  Touch BR99, Touch BR92, cinnamon, tan  
- pink shades:  694-T, 693-T, 692-T
- green shades:  apple cider, meadow green
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, 5527-T 
- ground:  champagne, warm grey 5-T 

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Celebrate Summer! - Magnolia-licious Summer Blog Hop

Hello.

Today, we're kicking off our Summer Blog Hop at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

If you're already taking part in the Blog Hop and have arrived here from Jane's blog, then you're right on track.  If you didn't come from her blog then you just may want to start at the beginning, HERE.

On to my project...here's what I've created, a card and gift-basket set.


The first part is the card itself, which you can see is an easel card.


As for the gift basket, I saw a picture of a basket of strawberries on Pinterest which I thought was just the cutest.  A search on the internet led me to this site HERE.  I didn't follow the measurements given in the tutorial, but adjusted them to suit my project.    


I made the paper strawberries first (just google for the template if you're interested).  Each of the paper strawberry is actually a surprise package because I've filled each of them with a Lindt Lindor dark-chocolate ball...yum.

I created the basket just deep enough to hold four or five strawberries in it, so it's smaller/shallower than the one in the tutorial.

A closer look at the Magnolia Stamps images I've used for this project.


- Strawberry Yummy Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011


- Frency Tilda from the Spring Fever Collection 2016

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, e-mail Diana and I'm sure she'll be happy to bring it in for you.
And other-brand stamps that the store carries include Stamping BellaWee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Crafter's Companion.


There are two ways to win during our Summer Blog Hop:
1.  Beach Ball Scavenger Hunt (see my picture below).
2.  Enter a summer-themed project (sorry, no cards please).
Both winners will win a $20 Gift Certificate from the Magnolia-licious store.



How to play:
1.  Like us on our Magnolia-licious Facebook Fan Page.
2.  Leave a comment on DT's posts during the hop.
3.  Count the number beach balls in each of the DT posts and send the total to Cathy Lee at cathylee.co@gmail.com using "Summer Beach Ball Scavenger Hunt" in the subject line.


Scavenger Hunt Picture

This is the last DT stop on our Summer Blog Hop.  I hope you've enjoyed yourself.



Challenges I'm entering with my summer project:
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Wk 19 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me August Challenge -  Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar August Challenge - Summer Fun
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge Wk 31 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Try to contain yourself
Simply Papercraft Challenge #34 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday - 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:  DCWV Berry Street Farmer's Market Stack paper pad
Dies:  Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland (strawberry sepals); Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals, Grand Decorative Circles One, Classic Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals and Die D-Lites Blooms Two; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Magnolia Doohickey Swirl; Elizabeth Craft Designs 730 Dancing Leaves
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Aged Mahogany; brads and 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:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- green shades:  holly, soft green, pastel green
- red shades:  ruby, poppy, lipstick red, red
- leaves:  5767-T, apple cider, meadow green
- basket:  cocoa, raw sienna, mustard, 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, August 02, 2016

A Special Day- Magnolia-licious 'Checks or Gingham'

Hello.

The current challenge theme at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog is 'Checks or Gingham.'  We're halfway into the challenge so there's another week to go.  Visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to get complete details and to have a look at the fabulous cards created by the design team to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's the card that I came up with, a side-step card.



A view of the card inside.


A closer look at the Magnolia Stamps images being featured.


- Up Up and Away from the With Love Collection 2013


- Tilda with Two Rosettes from the Special Moments Collection 2013

Magnolia Stamps are available from Magnolia-licious. 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, e-mail Diana and I'm sure she'll be happy to bring it in for you.
And other-brand stamps that the store carries include Stamping BellaWee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Crafter's Companion.
Check out the cutting dies too!


Challenges for this card:
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Wk 18 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge #37 - Favorite Embellishments (flowers and pearls)
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #82 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #199 - Include A Butterfly
Inky Chicks Challenge #70 - Use 5 or More Flowers
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #143 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Week 30 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft Challenge #34 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #259 - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - 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:  Provo Craft Stoned Washed Denim-Basic Checks; Paper Adventures KN Grace Floral
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Forty-One, Petite Ovals, Standard Circles and Rose Creations; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Memory Box 98261 Kaleidoscope Butterfly, 98312 Fancy Blossoms, 98470 Blooming Vine and 98511 Fabulous Phlox; Elizabeth Craft Designs Curvy Leaves 
Punches:  Nellie's Choice Floral Punch Large Leaf; Carla Crafts Small Cosmos
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Chipped Saphire; 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 sole Tilda #1:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone  
- hair and shoes Tilda #2:  umber, cinnamon, tan   
- blue shades:  midnight blue, 652-T, capri blue, Tria B128
- yellow shades:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup 
- green shades:  olive green, apple cider 
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Hello.

Just a short post here to share my latest...a birthday card.



A closer look at the delightful image being featured, which is from a Stamping Bella rubber stamp.


This image is called Uptown Girl Bentley Gets Blow Away.


Challenges for this card:
Card Mania Challenges CMC #82 - Lace and/or Pearls
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Wk 18- Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #68 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #113 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #314 - Tic, Tac, Toe (pearls, die-cut, lace)
Inspiration Destination Challenge #95 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #34 July Challenge - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Wk 29 - Summertime
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Outdoors
Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

That's it!  Told you it's a short posting...ha ha.  Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Garden Florals paper pad; left-over polka dot paper from my scrap bin
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Six, Classic Ovals and Rose Creations; Marianne Design LR0151 Garden Branch; Magnolia Doohickey Poinsettia (leaves); Tim Holtz Paper Flower Garland (small flowers)  
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Victoria 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:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone 
- pink shades:  694-T,693-T, 692-T
- auqa/teal shades:  563-T, 337-T, 331-T, pastel green
- yellow shades:  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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