Saturday, September 25, 2010

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Happy Saturday everyone!

Oh yeaay! It's the 25th of the month and time for another Christmas card. The Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group has a group called the Christmas All Year Long Group, and we are to create and post a Christmas card on the 25th of each month. I'm appreciating this group more and more now that we're getting closer and closer to Christmas (only 3 more months, people!) Because now when I look back, I see that I've got a number of Christmas cards in my collection already and I'm closer to my goal than I would be without this Group. So, thanks to Julie, who thought up the idea and organizes our group.

If you're taking part in this September blog hop and have come here from Monique's blog, then you are in the right place. And if you want to start, the beginning and a list of the participants is at the Christmas All Year Long Group's Blog here.

My card is what I like to call a white-on-white card. Except for the central image, everything is white. I have chosen this image of 'Bon Voyage Tilda' from the Magnolia Bon Voyage Collection 2010 as the focus of my card.

I have used 2 other Magnolia stamps to create the scene, 'Winter Night Background' from the Winter Collection 2008 (for the background scene) and 'Winter Forest' from the Santa Collection 2008 (for the 2 trees in front). Any of the Magnolia stamps can be purchased from Magnolia-licious on-line store and if Diana doesn't have it in stock, she will order it in for you.

I wanted to keep everything white, not even showing the black ink from the stamp pad. I stamped several images of each stamp on white cardstock and cut out all the little pieces. I turned the cutouts over so the stamped images were face down and then glued the pieces together to create the scene. Oh, I gave the little cutouts some curl to give a bit of added dimension to the picture. And then I added some micro-fine glitter here and there. So the final scene is a mirror image of the stamped image.

I am entering this card in a few challenges:
Colour Create - Challenge 54 - All White.
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 122 - Anything Goes.
Charisma Cardz - Challenge # 38 - Anything Goes!
Thanks for the taking the time to drop by. I appreciate your visit very much. Now, to continue with the blog hop, your next blog visit is at Peggie's.

Have a wonderful weekend! And if you haven't started on you Christmas cards yet, what are you waiting for? Get started!!! It's only 3 months away, you know...yikes!!!

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda from the Bon Voyage Collection 2010, Winter Night Background from the Winter Collection 2008, Winter Forest from the Santa Collection2008. The sentiment is computer generated.
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilties Labels Two, McGill holly punch.
Miscellaneous: micro-fine glitter cool highlights, Mark Richards pearls.

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Foxy Lady


I was in a Christmasy mood--yes, even as the fall season is just approaching...yikes, next week! But really, is it every tooo... early for a Christmas card? A matter of opinion I guess. Anyway, I've used this In2stamps image of Lady Petronella.

Thanks to Erin for the use of her sketch that she created for Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge #36.

The colour scheme of the card is to meet the Colour Create Challenge #53 - red, gold and white or cream.

And at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge, their theme is Christmas colours. I am hoping that that doesn't mean I have to actually use the tradional colours of red and green.

The original image of Lady Petronella actually has her holding a stem of flower in her left hand, but I didn't think that went well with the Christmas theme. So I did some work masking the flower from the stamped image.

Wherever I colour a touch of gold on the image, I overlay it with some gold micro-glitter. I also use the glitter to frame each piece of the DP's.

Yay...weekend coming up! Have a good one everyone! I'm always looking forward to weekends, especially on Mondays...LOL. Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate your visit very much. Take care!

Stamps: In2stamps Lady Petronella from the April Releases Collection (available from In2stamps on-line store here), PSX G3341 poinsettia, G Studio Holiday clear Stamp series 33.
DP: Creative Imaginations stripes, Making Memories Big Dot Rouge Paperie, Basic Grey Wassail Collection Cranberry Sauce, American Crafts dots.
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Ovals Large.
Misc: Vintage Attic Treasures pearls, Michaels pearls, ribbons from my stash.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Autumn Love


I bet you thought I've dropped off the edge of the earth...hee hee. Sorry for not having anything to be posted for a while now. Sigh...but life happens sometimes...LOL. Anyway, I finally have a new card to show you.

I wanted to make a card for the Play on Words theme for Cute Card Thursday's Challenge 129. I have this cute sentiment 'Falling for you' that I thought if I coupled it with a fall/autumn theme would fit the challenge.

I've used this wonderful Sketch of Dawny P. that she's created for Just Magnolia's Week 72 Challenge.

A few other challenges that I am entering with this card:

Totally Tilda - Challenge #5 - Make your own flowers. (See previous posting on info on the flower-making.)

Everybody-Art-Challenge - Challenge 107 - Handmade flowers.

Allsorts - Week 69 - Colours of Autumn

This is Tilda with Heart and she is from Magnolia's Pink Collection 2009. I am not actually completely done with this card, because I have not finished the inside. I have the perfect image to couple with this Tilda.

This is called Tilda in Autumn Leaves, but she is from the very very new Autumn 2010 Collection, so I am waiting for the stamp to come in the mail.
All Magnolia images can be purchased from Magnolia-licous. And if Diana doesn't have it in stock, she can order it in for you.

Thank you so much for sparing the time to drop by. I appreciate your visit. Enjoy your day!

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Heart (from the Pink Collection 2009) and Pumpkin (from the So Spooky 2009 Collection), sentiment 'Falling for you' from G Studio Clear stamp set Series 34.
DP's: Provo Craft Fluttery Things, We R Memory Keeper Lattice, Deja Views Shaorn Ann collection Red Oak.
Tools: Martha Stewart circle cutter, Punch Bunch leaf punch, EK Success retro flower punches--large, medium and small.
Misc: Studio G rhinestores, Recollections pearls.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Sorry to see you go - card for Rebecca


In the office where I work, there's a girl--her name is Rebecca--who's been helping us for the past year. She's been filling in for a colleague who went on maternity leave. Tomorrow will be Rebecca's last day with us, as my colleague is coming back. I wanted to give her a card, so I made this quick one for her.

I used this wonderful sketch of Alex that she has created for Challenge #66 at Everybody-Art-Challenge. As you can see, I've pretty much follow the layout.

Double Dutch is having what they call The Easy Challenge for their Challenge #51. You get to choose your favourite challenge from their DDC#1 through to DDC#50. Rebeccca's favorite colour is pink, so I had to have pink in the colour scheme. One of DDC's challenges fits the bill, DDC #24 -True Colours, which is to make a card with the colours pink, brown and cream.
Charisma Cardz's current challenge, their #35, is for the theme: Inspired by a Song! I think the song from the Sound of Music--I love that movie--So Long Farewell is just perfect for this.

This very adorable Magnolia image is called Goodbye Tilda. She is from the Bon Voyage 2010 Collection--you can get her from Magnolia-licious on-line store. The sentiment is computer generated.

DP: Memories Magenta Style Daisies, Hot Off the Press Paper Pizzazz Jacie's Vintage papers.
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities petite ovals small, Martha Stewart border punch lattice, Punch Bunch leaf punches, EK Success retro flower punches: large, medium and small.
Misc.: Making Memories brads, Darice pearls.

On another note......Oooooh, I've just got to show you this picture!!!

Look at these flowers! I spent an entire morning and part of the afternoon this past weekend making them. Aren't they gorgeous?

If you have the Magnolia Ink magazine #4, the Fun in the Summer Sun edition, you probably already know about this-flower tutorial that Johanna (Magnolia Sweden DT member) made. Have you tried it?

But I actually first saw this flower tutorial on YouTube, but is all in Swedish. I think its from a Swedish scrapbooking TV program. But never mind, you don't really need to understand her to follow how she makes her flowers.

This is now my favorite way to make your-own-flowers--until something else comes up that is ...hee hee. This is way too cool--frigid...LOL.

Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate your visit. Enjoy your day.

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