Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Happy Tuesday!!! Today being the 4th Tuesday of the month, it's time for a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. This is my DT card.

Our monthly 2nd challenge is an inspiration challenge (the first one being a colour challenge) and Cabio who is our hostess for January has chosen this picture for your inspiration.

I hope you will come and play along with us in our challenge. And for more inspirations just have a look at fabulous cards/projects of my DT teamates HERE. There's random draw for a $25 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious.

Magnolia-licious is Diana's on-line store where those wonderful Magnolia products (stamps, doohickey cutting dies, magazines) are available. Check out also the gorgeous Memory Box dies there.

Now back to my card...it is another front panel side step card, but the front panel this time is off to the side instead of centered.

The images on this card are, of course, Magnolia's. This is my favorite Edwin. And I can really say that about this Edwin--it's my fave of all. I can't say that with Tildas though as there are just tooooo... many to single one out, so I have quite a number of favorite Tildas...LOL. This Edwin is called Edwin with Butterfly and he is from Magnolia's Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011. The house scenery image is called Welcome to a Lovely Home from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012. I've used my coloured pencils to colour the images for this card.

Oops almost forgot to mention...I made a wee substitution on the image. The original one had Edwin holding up a butterfly, but I replaced it with a wrapped heart from another Tilda image.

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

Mushy sentiment...LOL. I love this adorable Tilda. And yes you guessed it, she is ONE of my favorites...haa haa. She is from the Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011 and she is called Sweetie Tilda.

Challenges that I am entering with this card:
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar Week 140 – A window/door on your card
Cupcake Craft Challenges Cupcake 176 – All You Need Is Love
Let's Ink It Up Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge #177 - Swirls
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge – Have a Heart (my oldie but goodie is the Magnolia swirl & leaf dies--the swirls is my fave...ever)

Thanks for taking the time to drop by. I very much appreciate the visit. Have a wonderful week.

Materials and Tools Used:

DP's: Recolletions Graceful paper pad

Dies: Spellbinders Lavels Fifteen; Magnolia doohickey cutting dies Swirls and Leaf; Cheery Lynn Design Grass Border and Small Rose

Punches: Martha Stewart Pine Branch; Punch Bunch medium and small Daisy; EK Success medium Retro Flower

Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Frayed Burlap; heart-shaped bling and pearls from my stash

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

You hold the key to my heart


Valentine's just around the corner, so here's a card that can be used for that occasion.

I love this colour combo of pink and green--so easy to work with--and this adorable gal from Magnolia is called Tilda with Pie. She's from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012. She is coloured with markers.

In the inside of my card, I've put another adorable Tilda. This one is called Tilda with Wrapped Heart. She is also from the same Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012.

You can get all your Magnolia products from Diana's on-line store Magnolia-licious--stamps, dies magazines. You can also find there dies from Memory Box and Marianne Design. Diana offers wonderful discounts, excellent service and you can collect store credits too.

The shaped cutout around Tilda and the blank space one (where you can write your personal little love notes) were made using a circle die for the round part and my craft knife and ruler for the straight edges. I was trying to make them look like key holes--you know to go with the key and the sentiment. But...I know, I know...they look like bread slices, don't they!!! LOL.

Challenges I am entering with this card:
Creatalicious Challenge #30 – Love and use punched border, ribbon, flowers and bling
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #147 – Texture please!
Let's Ink It Up Challenge #19 - Anything Goes

That's it for me. Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by. I appreciate your visit. Have a fabulous week.

Materials and Tools Used:

DP's: Recollections Garden Florals paper pad

Dies: Spellbinders Hearts, Scallopped Hearts and Classic Circles

Punches: Martha Stewart Valentine Heart Chain edge and Pine Branch; EK Success Leaf; Marvy Uchida medium and small Daisies

Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Heart Blocks

Miscellaneous: K&Company Life's Journey Keys metal art; Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pads Frayed Burlap and Aged Mahogany; blings and ribbons from my stash

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Flowers Say Hello


We're back from our holiday break at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog with our first challenge for the year 2012. The so ever talented Cabio is our hostess for the month of January and for the colour challenge she has chosen the colours pink, white and red. So here's my DT card.

I am featuring this adorable Tilda image called Tilda with Peony Tails. She is from Magnolia's newest collection Sweet Crazy Love 2012.
Check out this collection at Diana's on-line store Magnolia-licious. I don't know how they do it, but Tilda keeps getting cuter with each new collection. Diana has a fabulous selection of anything and everything Magnolia (stamps--regular size and mini version, doohickey cutting dies, magazines) and she offers fab discounts and you earn store credits too.

That exquisitely designed circle die cut is from a Memory Box die that you can get at Magnolia-licious also. They are gorgeous!!! I need to get more of their dies, but...LOL...have to wait a bit until after I pay my credit card bill. (I'm cringing already...haa haa.)

The heart shape part on this card is actually a mini easel card. There's a hidden sentiment underneath that says 'Flowers say Hello from the Heart'. I thought this was perfect to go with this Tilda image and that's why I've gone a bit overboard with all the flowers...LOL.

All these challenges I am entering (except for the last one) has a 'new' theme, so my new items are the new Magnolia Tilda stamp and the Memory Box die.
Cupcake Craft Challenge 174 –Something New
Hooked on Craft Challenge #16 – Try Something New
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar Week 133 – Anything Goes with option of Happy New Year or use something new
PaperPlay Challenges Week 51 – Happy New Year (or use something new from your stash)
Basic Grey Challenge #60 - Something New
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Die Cute Special

I hope you will join us in our colour challenge. There's is a prize of a $25.00 Gift Certificate for the Magnolia-licious store. And for more inspirations, have a look at the fabulous cards and projects from the other DT ladies HERE!

That's all for now. Thanks so much for stopping by. Your visit is very much appreciated. Enjoy your week!

Materials and Tools Used:

Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts 'Flowers say Hello'

DP's: Basic Grey Euphoria Felicity and Bittersweet Raspberry Cream; ChatterBOX Pink to Heart

Dies: Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #5; Spellbinders Classic Hearts, Classic Scalloped Heartsand Rose Creations; Memory Box Amana Circle; BossKut Flower Flourish

Punches: EK Success medium and small Retro Flower; Carla Craft small Cosmos

Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Frayed Burlap; pearls from my stash

Medium: Letraset Promarkers and Letraset Pantone Tria Markers
--face & skin: blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink, satin
--hair & boots: burnt sienna, cocoa, 4655-T
--dress: 702-T, 701-T, 698-T, baby pink, blossom
--leaf: forest green, apple, meadow green

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Happy Thoughts


This is another favorite type of card for me. It is a front-panel side step card.

New stuff for me to play with for this card. This adorable image is from Magnolia's new Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012. She is called Tilda with Daisy. Love that Memory Box die of Delicate Vine--isn't it gorgeous?--and the Magnolia die Wild Strawberry leaf--love this die because the leaves are embossed. All of these are available from Diana's on-line store Magnolia-licious. Check out all the Magnolia stamps, doohikey cutting dies, magazines, Memory Box and Marinanne Design dies. She offers fabulous discounts and you can get store credits too.

This is how I decorated the inside of my card.

I've put another Tilda here. This one is called Travelling Tilda from the Bon Voyage Collection 2010.

Challenges I am entering with this card:

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #128 – Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes Challenge #102 – Saturated Colours
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations – Something Old, Something New (old stamp, DP's, dies; new stamp, dies)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #45 – Any Sentiment but you must use your scraps
Crafts and Me Challenge #66 – Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #38 – Try Something New (new stamp and die)
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – New Something (new stamp and die)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 198 – What’s New! (new stamp and die)
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar Week 133 – Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge 60 – Bingo (flowers, ribbons, swirls)

That's it for now. Thanks so much for dropping by. I appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful week!

Materials and Tools Used:

Sentiment Stamp: Just Rite 'Happy Thoughts'; Paper Inspirations 'Celebrate Calligraphy'

DP's: They're from my scrap bins and I think they're from Hot Off The Press Paper Pizzazz paper pad, but I can't be 100% sure.

Dies: Spellbinders Labels Fourteen; Magnolia Doohickey Cutting Dies Swirl and Wild Strawberrry Leaf; Memory Box Delicate Vine

Punches: EK Success Medium Retro Flower

Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Frayed Burlap; Pearls from my stash.

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