Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vow Renewal Congrats

Hello.

My sister asked me to make a card for a couple that were renewing their vows.  Their favorite colours are blue and yellow, so she wanted a card with that colour scheme but for the rest, she left it up to me.

Here's the card I created and I'm happy to say that my sister was pleased with it...yay.



This adorable image I've used is a Precious Moments digi stamp.  


I wasn't really sure of what image is appropriate for a vow renewal card, but I thought this one might do.  I've colored it with a combination of markers and coloured pencils--sorry though, but I couldn't be bothered with jotting down the colours I used this time.


Challenge for this card:
Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #36 - Wedding or Anniversary
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #131 - Anything Goes with a twist of Swirls 
Craft Your Passion Challenge #262 - Always Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Challenge #44 - Always Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Flower Power
Not Just Cards Challenge #19 - Always Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge #87 - Layer it up!
Card Mania Challenge #68 - Pearls and Swirls
Inspiration Destination Challenge #33 - 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 Guest Plaid; Provo Craft Stone Washed Denim-Basic Checks; one unknow paper 
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #10; Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Twisted Metal Accents; Crealies Creative Flowers No. 02; Elizabeth Designs 730 Curvy Leaves 
Punches:  Martha Stewart Daisy Dot edge punch; Michaels mini daisy
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Wild Honey and Stormy Sky; pearls and cabochons from my stash
Colouring Medium:  Letraset Promarker and Pantone Tria markers; Faber-Castell Polychormos and Prismacolor Premier coloured pencils 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Birthday Gift Set - Magnolia-licious Blog Hop 'Birthday Fun'

Hello.

Today we're kicking off our 'Birthday 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

If you're already taking part in the Blog Hop and have arrived here from Suzi's blog, then you're on the right track.  If you didn't come from her blog then you may want to start at the beginning.  Here's a list of the participating DT gals in blog hop order:


For this blog hop, I've created a birthday gift set which includes a box of chocolates, a bottle of wine and a birthday card.


The first item in the set is the gift box...



This type of box is called a sliderbox.  Made for a someone who really loves chocolates, I've filled the box with chocolates.  Also, on the panel that slides out from the back when you pull the drawer open, I've put a cheeky sentiment about chocolate...hee hee--'Chocolate is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.'    

Here's a very short video of how a sliderbox works.  

video

If you're interested in making a sliderbox and are looking for a tutorial for it, you can find it HERE.

The next item is the bottle of wine...


and the gift tag I made to hang around the bottle neck. 

And finally this birthday easel card completes the gift set...





Here are close-ups of the Magnolia images being featured and their names:


- Stop in the Name of Love Tilda from the Lovely Duo Collection 2015


- Tiptoe Tilda from the Animals of the Year Collection 2014 


- Tilda with Fantasy Flowers from the Lost and Found Collection 2013

The stamps for all 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.

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 by May 25th, 2015 and a random winner will be chosen.


As for me, I'm entering the following challenges: 
Inky Chicks Challenge #50 - Chocolates and Sweets
Scrapy Land Challenge #17 - Anything Goes (using dies from Spellbinders, Memory Box, Elizabeth Design Craft, Cheery Lynn Designs and Penny Black)
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #111 - Many Layers 
Creative Fingers Challenge #79 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 310 - Diecuts, more than 2
Time for Magnolia Challenge #91 - Flowers, Flowers Everywhere 
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #118 - Flowers
Come and Get It Challenge - Flowers
Not Just Cards Challenge #19 - Always Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge #14 - For the Ladies or Mother's Day

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 amazingly talented...
to see what she has to share with you.  Julie usually makes something that will blow your mind.  Really!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Basic Grey Capella paper pad; Hot Off the Press Joy's Vintage Papers
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Labels One, Classic Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals, Petite Ovals, Petite Scalloped Ovals, Grand Labels Four and 5x7 Elegant Labels Four; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Elizabeth Design Crafts 730 Curvy Leaves; Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterfly Mini, Penny Black 51-016 Dancing Leaves 
Punches:  EK Success Medium Retro Flower and Circle punches
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs and Bundle Sage; pearls from my stash 

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 (1st Tilda):  black, cool grey 5, cool grey 4, cool grey 3, black coloured pencil 
- hair (2nd Tilda) and boots:  Touch BR92Touch BR102, cinnamon, tan, black coloured pencil
- hair (3rd Tilda):  walnut, cocoa, apricot, vanilla, black coloured pencil 
- green shades:  frosted leaf, fresh meadow, Prismacolor celadon green and jade green
- brown shorts and pants:  Touch BR92, Touch BR102, cinnamon, tan
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- ground:  caramel, sandstone, cool grey 5
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Sending You Smiles - Magnolia-licious "W"ednesday Post #73

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 use a Wee Stamps image and here's the card I've created for this week's Wednesday Post.



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


and she is called Rose's Bike Ride from Wee Stamps/Whimsy Stamps designed by Sylvia Zet.

The stamp for this image is available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store.  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:
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #135 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Flower Power
Addicted To Stamps Challenge #103 - Flowers
Crafting Musketeers Challenge #25 - Use A Die Cut
613 Avenue Create Challenge #122 - Anything Goes w/optional Feminine
Eureka Stamps Challenge #139 - Feminine Cards
Fairytale Stampers Challenge #55 - Bingo (lace, die, flowers)
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #58 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #243 - Flowers for Her
The Paper Shelter Challenge #202 - Lace

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:  Anna Griffin paper; Recollections Purple Ditsy Floral
Dies:  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Penny Black 51-016 Dancing Leaves; Memory Box 98890 Blushing Bouquet; Poppy Stamps 1024 Cheviot Butterfly and 1028 Delaney Butterfly 
Punches:  Michaels mini sun
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Dusty Concord; lace 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, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair:  burnt sienna, Touch 100, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- purple shades:  aubergine, Touch 83, 2663-T, lilac, lavender
- bicycle:  563-T, 337-T, 331-T,  cool grey 5, cool grey 4, cool grey 3 
- green shades: 5767-T, 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  


Friday, May 01, 2015

Sending Happy Thoughts - FFFC #138 'Lots of Flowers'

Hello.  Happy Friday.

It's time for a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  We have the lovely Nathalie hosting this challenge and the theme she has chosen is 'Lots of Flowers.'  Out sponsor for this challenge is Live and Love Crafts.  Don't forget to visit our Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog to get complete details on the challenge, the prize being offered and how you can join in the fun.  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 for the challenge.



And yes, I've decorated the inside also.


I've used my alcohol-ink markers to do the colouring along with a few coloured pencils--the colours are listed below.
Here are close-ups of the adorable Magnolia Stamps images being featured:


- Summer Buzz Tilda from the Pink Lemonade Collection 2014


- Divine Tilda from the Waiting for Christmas Collection 2014

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.


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenge - I is for Inspire Us
Addicted To Stamps Challenge #142 - Make Your Mark
Craft Your Passion Challenge #258 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs May Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #17 - Stripes and/or Polka Dots
Inspiration Destination Challenge #31 - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #149 - Use at least 2 dies (see below for list of dies)
Simply Papercraft Challenge #3 - Anything Goes or Lots of Layers
Scrapy Land Challenge #16 - Add Pearls and/or Lace (using dies from Spellbinders, Memory Box, Sizzix Tim Holtz)
Vintage Stamping Challenge #31 - Handmade Flowers

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:  Patterned papers from my scrap bin
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Six; Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Bossoms, 98442 Chesapeake Scrollwork and 98511 Fabulous Phlox (leaves only); CC Designs Leaves 
Punches:  EK Success Medium Retro Flower 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Faded Jeans; lace, cabochons and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair:  burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- hair and boots:  Touch BR102, umber, cinnamon, tan 
- blue shades:  twilight blue, capri blue, denim blue, powder blue
- grass and wine bottle:  pine, 370-T, 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  

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Class of 2015 Congrats - Magnolia-licious 'Use A Numeral'

Hello.

Today we're starting a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The new theme is 'Use A Numeral.'  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.



This, as you can see, is really an easel card--one of my favorite card styles.



Close-up of the Magnolia Stamps image being featured...


- Diploma Tilda from the 4th Graduation Collection 2015

The stamp for all the above 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, 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:
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 17 - Anything But Square
Inspiration Destination Challenge #30 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft Challenge #3 - Anything Goes or Lots of Layers
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe #223 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #143 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #102 - Shaped Cards
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #134 - Easel Cards
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #308 - Make your own embellishments (flowers)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #89 - Use A Die Cut
Love To Scrap! Challenge LTSCB #92 - 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:  DCWV The Nantucket Stack paper pad; Recollections Red Wave
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #3; Spellbinders Classic Ovals, Petite Ovals and Rose Creations; Elizabeth Crafts 730 Curvy Leaves; Marianne Design LR0116 Swirls 
Punches:  Marvy Uchida Medium Star
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Aged Mahogany; Making Memories Graduate metal embellishment; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; 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, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- red rose: burgundy, crimson, antique pink, cocktail pink
- blue graduation gown and cap: midnight blue, 652-T, 549-T, 283-T
- green stems:  5767-T, 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  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day

Hello.  Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection and since that's today, Happy Earth Day, everyone!

Here's a card I've created just for today's occasion.


This is called a lever card, where the centre panel swings like a lever through the window opening.




If you're interested in the template, you can find it HERE.

Close-ups of the Magnolia Stamps images being featured:


- Earth Tilda from the World Wide Web Collection 2015  


- Tilda With Prince Froggy from the Once Upon a Time 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, e-mail Diana and I'm sure she will 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.

Challenges for this card:
Grahp'It Colour Challenge Week 15 - Flower Power
Dies R Us Challenge #24 - April Showers Bring May Flowers (handmade flowers)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #89 - Use A Die Cut
Come and Get It Challenge - Things that start with "B" (blue, butterfly)
Crafty Catz Challenge #275 - It's a Girl Thing
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #258 - Always Anything Goes
Love To Scrap! Challenge LTSBC #52 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #141 - Anything Goes

That's it for me.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week.  And don't forget to always do the 3 R's -- reduce, reuse, recycle!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  K+Company Aqua Painted Diamonds Printed Flat Paper; Pink Paislee Noel paper pad  
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels 22, Labels 28, Classic Ovals and Petite Ovals; Marianne Design LR0116 Swirls; Memory Box 98502 Fresh Foliage; Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterfly Mini and B162 Lace Corner Deco B
Punches:  EK Successs small Leaf and 1 1/4" circle; EK Success Small Leaf; Carla Craft Small Cosmos; Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch; Michaels Mini Sun 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage 

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; 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, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T 



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