Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Smiles

Hello and Happy Monday!

Just a short post here to show you my latest card. I'm sending this out as a birthday card although the sentiments are general. I'll write the Happy Birthday in my personal message.

I've made this into an easel card.

A close-up of Tilda here. This image is called Tilda With Butterfly Jeans and she is part of Magnolia's Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011. And you can find her and anything Magnolia at Magnolia-licious on-line store.

Challenges that I am entering with this card:

Hooked on Craft - Challenge 6 - Things With Wings
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - #70 Claire's Sketch
Papertake Weekly - Dies to Die For
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday - Challenge #168 - Open
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 95 - As You Like It
Sketch n Stash - Challenge 69 -Julie's Sketch
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Easel Card

That's it for now. Thanks For sparing a few moment to drop by. I very much appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful day.

Materials and tools used:

DP’s: from DCWV Baby Girl paper pad

Stamps: Tilda with Butterfly Jeans from Magnolia’s Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011; Studio G clear stamp

Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles and Inverted Circles; Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Butterflies

Punches: Martha Stewart edge punch, daisy, and twig punches; McGill daisy; EK Success small retro flower

Misc: Momento Ink stamp pad bamboo, Ribbon and Pearls from my stash

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A gift for you


This is my latest card. It's my DT card for the August inspiration challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

Maria is the hostess for the month of August and she has chosen this picture to provide you with inspirations.

And to further inspire you, have a look at fabulous cards and projects that the other DT gals have created HERE!

I hope you will come and play along with us in our challenge.

Now...some details about my card.

This adorable Magnolia image is Secret Tilda from the A Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010. You can find her and all things Magnolia, including the mini version of this, at Magnolia-licious on-line store.

This type of card is called a buckle card. As you can see there is a piece of cardstock that serves as a belt and you insert it into a slot to secure the card.

The inside of my card is really what was inspired by Maria's picture.

The sight of those purses just suggested to me...SHOPPING!!! And the very best way to go shopping is if you have a gift card...LOL...then it doesn't cost you anything! Somebody else already paid for it...woo-hooooo. That's why I decided to make this into a gift-card holder also.

I have a Coluzzle template for various sizes of purses. I thought this would be perfect to hold a gift card and then inserted this into a pocket that I have created inside the card.

This image is called Tilda Goes Shopping from the Bon Voyage Collection 2010 which also can be found at Magnolia-licous on-line store.

Here are a few challenges that I am entering with this card:

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Challenge 156 - A Gift Card
Magnolia Stamp Lover Challenge - Flowers
Magnolia Down Under - Challenge #110 - Flutterbys
Hooked on Craft - Challenge #6 - Things With Wings
Flutter By Wednesday - Challenge #167 - Punches and/or dies cuts
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar - Week 120 - Sentiments
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Week 43 - Use A Lot (flowers and pearls)
Fussy & Fancy Friday 1000 Follower Month Long Celebration Challenge (birthday)
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge #162 - Birthday

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by. Your visit is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day.

Materials and Tools Used:

DP's: K&Company Watercolour Bouquet Designer Paper Pad, Recollections Printed Scrapbook Papers.

Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven, Grand Labels Eleven, Scalloped Circles and Donna-Salazar Rose Creations; Magnolia Doohickey Swirl; Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Butterflies.

Punches: Martha Stewart Edge Punch French Scroll, Leaf; McGill Petite Petals; Carla Craft flower; Michaels miny flower/sun.

Misc.: Coluzzle Stampendous Purse Template; Tim Holts Distress Ink Stamp Pad Frayed Burlap, Recollections and Mark Richards half pearl stickers.

Medium: Alcohol-Ink-Based Markers - Letraset Promarkers, Shin-han Touch and Letraset Pantone Tria.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Christmas in August


I have a Christmas card to show you, a shaped card I made.

This adorable Magnolia image is called Tilda Santa's Little Helper from the So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Collection 2009. She is available from Magnolia-licious on-line store.

And for the shape of the card, I made use of my Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Twenty dies--I love this shape! As you can see, I made this into an easel card.

The sentiment I used here is from the Just Rite Stampers A Merry Little Christmas Set.

A few challenges that I am entering with this card:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Challenge 15 - Easel Cards
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 124 - Fancy Folds
Papertake Weekly - Grow Your Own (flowers)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Merry Christmas
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar - Week 119 - Holiday Fun
JustRite Friday Challenge #056 - Shaped Holiday Card or Tag

That's it for now. Just a short posting here.
Thanks so much for dropping by. Your visit is always very much appreciated. Enjoy your day!

Materials used:

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda Santa's Little Helper, JustRite Stampers A Merry Little Christmas set.

DP's: Basic Grey Wassail Collection Winterberry, DCWV 'Tis the Season Stack.

Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Twenty, Petite Ovals, Petite Scalloped Ovals, Lacey Circles and Classic Circles dies; EK Success retro flower medium and small punches, EK Leaf punch.

Misc.: Recollection pearls, Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pads Frayed Burlap and Weathered Wood.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

feeling so blue - Magnolia-licious Colour Challenge #10


Happy Happy Tuesday! It's the 2nd Tuesday of August, so it's time for a new colour challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. It's Maria's turn to be the hostess this month and she's chosen Black & White and/or Monochrome for the colour challenge. Here's my DT card.

This actually would have been a good time for me to practice colouring in Black & White and challenge myself, because I suck at it...LOL. But I already had in mind to create a card for a co-worker who is retiring in November, an all-blue retirement card to match the sentiment. Good excuse, don't you think...LOL?

I've made this into a front-panel side step card. This is becoming a favorite card style for me. (If you're interested in the measurements that I used for this card, I've included a template in a previous posting HERE)

This Magnolia image is Farewell Tilda from the Bon Voyage Collection 2010. She is usually available for your purchase from Magnolia-licious on-line store, however I just checked and she is currently out of stock. If you're interested let Diana know.
The mini stamp version of Farewell Tilda, however, is in stock.

I've used my coloured pencils to colour the images for this card.

A few challenges I am using this card as my entry to:

Crafts and Me - Challenge 46 - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar - Week 118 - Anything Goes with the option of adding glitter
My Mum's Craft Shop - Challenge 17 - Monochromatic
Papertake Weekly - Grow Your Own (flowers)

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

Oh by the way, the sentiments on the front and in the inside of my card are computer generated.

The Tilda image that I've used here is called Dancing Party Tilda. She is from Magnolia's You Are So Special Collection 2011. You can also get this image from Diana at Magnolia-licious.

I hope you'll come and play with us in our August colour challenge at Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog. And to inspire you further, have a look at all the fabulous cards that my fellow teamates have created for this challenge--HERE.

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by. As always your visit is very much appreciated. Have a wonderful week!

Materials and tools used:

DP's: Creative Imaginations Sonnets Harlequin in Blue, one sheet from DCWV Holiday Stack paper pad.

Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Fourteen and Shapeabilities Parisian Accents dies; EK Success retro flower punches medium and small; Punch Bunch small daisy flower and ash leaf punches; Martha Stewart branch and Martha Stewart Daisy Dot Edge punch (used the small flowers for the flower centre); Michaels tiny daisy punch.

Misc: Recollections pearls, Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pads Faded Jean and Weathered Wood.

Medium: coloured pencils--Prismacolor Premiers, Faber-Castell Polychromos and Derwent Coloursofts.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Christmas Ornaments


Just a short posting here to show you a couple Christmas ornaments that I made.

I don't have my Christmas tree up I just draped a piece of white fabric on the back of a chair, stick a push-pin on it and hung the ornaments on the push-pin for picture taking.

Here are the close-ups of the 2 ornaments.

These two images are from Magnolia's A Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010. The first one is Tilda with Hanging Star and the second one is...what else...Tilda with Hanging Heart. Stamps for these images are available for your purchase at the Magnolia-licious on-line store HERE. These images are also available in the mini version.

I've coloured these images with my coloured pencils. I've added some cool-highlight glitter on the wings, the hanging star and hanging heart and some gold glitter to border the background circles.

The round paper border I made using die cuts from the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Border die.

Challenges I am entering with these Christmas ornaments:
Simon Says Stamps - Shaped Cards/Creations
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Week 42 - Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 91 - Christmas in July
Sir Stampalot - August Challenge - Whatever You Fancy

That's all for now. Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by. Your visit is very much appreciated. Enjoy your week!

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