Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Just Be'cow'se - Magnolia-licious 'Backgrounds/Animals/Accessories'

Hello.

Our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog is 'Animal and Accessory Stamps'--that means no Tilda or Edwin images allowed!  We want you to use animal and/or accessory stamps (that includes backgrounds) on your card/project.  Visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog for complete challenge details and how you can join in the fun.  And check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created for your inspirations.

Here is what I have created for the challenge.


This is actually an easel card...


I made a play on the word 'because' for the sentiment...hee hee.  Cute, eh?


I spent way too much time working on the clovers...yikes, lots of patience but I had fun doing it though.  I was really trying to make them look as much like the real ones as possible...hmmm...I came pretty darn close, don't you think?


I've used a couple of Magnolia stamps to create this meadow scene.  I'm featuring...


- Little Miss Muu Muu from the Summer Memories Collection 2012
- Barbed Wire Background from the Summer Memories Collection 2012

Little Miss Muu Muu was cut out and mounted on pieces of foam tape (not masked).

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, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose Studios and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey. and other crafting tools such as Flowers, Prima Chalk Edgers, etc.  Have a look!  The site is sporting a brand new look.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!



Challenges for this card:
Stamping Sensations July Challenge - Summer Blooms
Magnolia-Mania Challenge #94 - Summer
613 Avenue Create Challenge #82 - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More July Challenge - Dies and Punches
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #224 - Walk on the Wildside
Craft-Room Challenge - Green Inspiration
Creative Fingers Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge #241 - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #241 - Anything Goes

Just a reminder...for your chance to win a 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.  ALL the comments made on all the postings at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and the related postings on the DT gals' blogs will be entered into the draw.


See complete details at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

That' it for me.  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:  Magenta Whispery Foliage; green striped DP from my scrap bin 
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Frames Scalloped Ovals and Rectangular Frames Frilly #10; Spellbinders Mega Ovals; Crealies Creative Flowers No. 02 (for the clover flowers); Memory Box 98505 Norrland Flower (for the clover leaves) and 98319 Willow Dragonfly; Cheery Lynn Designs DL113 Exotic Butterfly small and B126 Grass Border 
Miscellaneous:  Fiskars Oval Template; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Diamond-Fold Card

Hello.

I just wanted to add another card to this year's growing-way-to-slow Christmas card collection, so I've made a diamond-fold card which is being put on display here...


or you can display it this way...


I consider this a mini card because when it's folded up, it's a 4-inch square card.


If you're interested in making this type of card, you can find the template HERE.

And as more often than not, the colouring of the image was done with my Letraset markers--Promarkers and Pantone Trias.

Here's a close-up of the cute Tilda being featured...


- Something For You Tilda from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011

Magnolia stamps are available at 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, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose Studios and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey. and other crafting tools such as Scor-tapes, Prima Chalk Edgers, flowers, etc.  Have a look!
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!

Challenges for this card:
Winter Wonderland - Blue Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round July Challenge - Non Traditional Colours
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #29 - Anything Goes
Totally Tilda Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - CH #58 Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments Challenge #111 - Christmas in July
Come and Get It Challenge - Christmas in July
613 Avenue Create Challenge #81 - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic July Challenge - #6 Your Favorite Colours (it's blue)
Sister Act Card Challenge # 66 - 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 Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper pad; Recollections Starry Night paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Standard Circles and Classic Ovals; Magnolia Doohickey Poinsettia; Cheery Lynn Designs B148 Holly Flourish; Tim Holtz Festive Greenery
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


Friday, July 18, 2014

Die Cut Swing Card - A Splitcoaststampers Tutorial

Hello!

I've done a tutorial for Splitcoaststampers...woo-hoo.  I was delighted when I was asked to do one.  The tutorial is titled 'Die Cut Swing Card'.


This is the card that I created for the tutorial.





And yes, I've done a similar tutorial for my own blog--which you can find HERE--but as you probably are aware most of the tutorials/templates on my blog are for my preferred-card-size of 6" x 6".  This tutorial I did for Splitcoastampers is for a 5½" x 5½" card, which is also a preferred-card-size to a lot of people.
You can check out the Splitcoaststamper tutorial HERE.

And the written instruction comes with a video tutorial.  Yeah, a big shocker...even to me.  I did my very first video tutorial!  It just goes to show that this old gal isn't too old to learn new things...tee hee.  Still feels weird hearing my own voice though--you know how that is!

This adorable image I used is from Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet and she is called 'Amy'.


The stamp is available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store.

Check out the rest of the Wee Stamps Collection HERE and of course Magnolia stamps, both full-size and mini.  And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  
Check out also the stamps from Wild Rose Studios and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey. and other crafting tools such as Scor-tapes, Prima Chalk Edgers, flowers, etc.  Have a look!
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!

I might as well use this card to enter some challenges:
ABC Challenge - P is for Pearls
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge #15 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge #47 - Anything Goes/Use One Flower
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #27 - Anything Goes with Cute and Girly
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #186 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create July Challenge - Birthday
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #90 - Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge - Birthdays

That's it for me.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day!


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Habitat paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Five and Petite Ovals; Memory Box 98890 Blushing Bouquet; Poppystamps 956 Lovely Tendril  
Punches:  EK Success medium Retro Flower; Fiskars 3-in-1 corner punch Celestial (flower centre)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Wild Honey and Milled Lavender; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

'Tis the Season Peek-A-Boo Card - Magnolia-licious 'Christmas in July'

Hello.

We're midway into our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and the theme is 'Christmas in July'.  There's still one more week to get your entries in.  Visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog for complete challenge details and how you can join in the fun.  Check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you.

As for me, I've made a peek-a-boo card for the challenge:







Here's a short video to better show you the inter-active feature of this card.  It's only 20 seconds long.  Warning:  it comes with music as I was trying to drown out some background noises...hee hee.

video

Cool, eh?  If you're interested in making a similar card, here's the link to the Peek-A-Boo Card Tutorial.

Close-ups of the Magnolia cuties being featured:


- The Day Before Christmas NOEL Tilda from the Winter Wonderland Collection 2013


- The Day Before Christmas Stocking Tilda the Winter Wonderland 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, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose Studios and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey. and other crafting tools such as Scor-tapes, Prima Chalk Edgers, flowers, etc.  Have a look!
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!

Just a reminder...for your chance to win a 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.  ALL the comments made on all the postings at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and the related postings on the DT gals' blogs will be entered into the draw.


See complete details at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

Challenges for this card:
Totally Tilda Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Challenge #33 - Christmas in July
Passion for ProMarkers Week 256 - Christmas in July
Crafty Girls Challenges #22 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge #65 - Christmas in July
Crafting By Designs - Use Dies Challenge
Penny Black and More July Challenge - Dies and Punches
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas in July
Simply Magnolia Challenges - Christmas in July
Love to Scrap! Challenge - LTSCB #33 Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #93 - Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty - It's Magic

Thanks for dropping 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:  Recollections Green Diamonds; Daisy D's Paper Deck the Halls
Dies:  Spellbinders Petite Ovals, Labels Eighteen and Fancy Tags; Impression Obsession DIE042-I Spiral Flowers, DIE071-I Spiral Daisy and DIE021-N Pine Branch; Poppystamps 977 Berry Sprig; CC Design Mistletoe; Tim Holtz Festive Greeneries; Cheery Lynn Designs B119 Tropical Leaves; Memory Box 98316 Cherry Blossom (for flower centre)
Punches: Punch Bunch medium Impatiens; Carla Crafts small Cosmos (for flower centre)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Forest Moss; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


Friday, July 11, 2014

It's the little Things... - FFFC #118 It's All About Girls

Hello.  Happy Friday!

We're starting a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. It's the lovely Sheryl who's hosting this challenge and the theme is 'It's All About Girls'.  We're also being sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs.  Make sure you hop over to Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge to get complete details of the challenge and how you can join in the fun.

My card for this challenge is a swing card.





The adorable image that I used is a digital stamp called 'Ladybug Hello' and is available from A Day For Daisies and can be found in their store HERE.


I used my coloured pencils this time to do the colouring...mostly.  The background was done with my markers.  

This card is actually the end result of a tutorial I made for Splitcoaststampers which will be posted next week.  If you're interested in seeing how I put this card together, I'll be editing this posting and put the link to the tutorial once it's posted. 
Edited:  click HERE for the Splitcoaststampers tutorial.

Challenges for this card: 
Crafting By Designs July Challenge - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore July Challenge #7 - Use a stamped or digi image   
Ladybug Crafts July Challenge - Summer Flowers
Bearly Mine July 2014 Challenge - Let's Go digital
Crafting At The Weekend Challenge #3 - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers Challenge #15 - Summertime
As You Like It Challenge #31 - Prefer images of animals or people and why (people--easier to find people images that will match the sentiments)
Stamping Sensations July Challenge - Summer Blooms
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Moving Along With the Times - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated by me.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  K+Company Garden Medley Stripe; blue DP from my scrap bin
Dies:  Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly #10; Spellbinders Rose Creations; Memory Box 98502 Fresh Foliage 
Punches:  Nellie Snellen Floral Punch Small Rose Flower; Martha Stewart Hydrangea and 3-in-1 Hydrangeas
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Wild Honey; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Coloured pencils--Faber-Castell Polychromos and Art Grips, Primacolor Premiers, Derwent Coloursofts; Letraset Promarkers and Pantone Trias for the dotted background 


Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Thank You Card - Magnolia-licious "W"ednesday #40

Hello.

It's Wednesday and it's time for another "W"ednesday Post at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  This is when the DT gals take turns posting cards/projects showcasing images from Wee Stamps, Wild Rose Studios, Penny Black and CandyBean--these are other stamps being sold at Magnolia-licious, beside the obvious Magnolia stamps themselves.  Katie and I are participating in today's posting.  

Here's the card I created...



Inside the card...


I am featuring this sweet image called 'Spring Bringer' from Wee Stamps, designed by Sylvia Zet, which can be found at Magnolia-licious on-line store.


I've coloured her with my Letraset markers--Promarkers and Pantone Trias.  I've added glitter to her wings.

Check out the rest of the Wee Stamps collection HERE.

Just a reminder...for your chance to win a 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.  ALL the comments made on all the postings at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and the related postings on the DT gals' blogs will be entered into the draw.


See complete details at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

Challenges for this card:
Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 266 - Fairies
Brown Sugar Challenge #101 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenges - Outdoors
Delightful Challenges - My favorite things (Wee Stamps, flowers, pearls)
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #140 - In stitches--real or faux (B152 Miniature Rose, B117 Fanciful Flourish and B147 Olive Branches)
Time 4 Scrap Challenge #43 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations July Challenge - Summer Blooms
Pile It On #27 - Add Some Flowers
Divas By Design - Things With Wings
I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #227 - Things With Wings

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:  Recollections Garden Florals paper pad; DCWV the First Noel Stack 
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #7; Spellbinders Labels Five, Petite Ovals, Classic Ovals and Posy Patch (for the big flowers); Cheery Lynn Designs B152 Miniature Rose (for the small flowers) , B117 Fanciful Flourish and B147 Olive Branches; Poppystamps 1028 Delaney Butterfly 
Punches (to make flower centres):  Carla Crafts medium Sun; Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch; Michaels mini sun
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Wild Honey; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

It's A Beautiful Day Slider Card - Magnolia-licious 'Summer Buggy Fun'

Hello.
To my fellow Canadians, Happy Canada Day!

Our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog is 'Summer Buggy Fun'--we want you to include cute bugs, butterflies on your card/project.  We're midway into this challenge, so you have another week to enter.  Visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog for complete challenge details and how you can join in the fun.  And have a look at what my DT teammates have created for inspirations.

I saw Kathrin's tutorial on a Pull-Tab Slider Card at the Stempeleinmaleins--it's a fabulous blog with lots and lots of tutorials--and it inspired me to try making my own slider card.

And so...this is what I came up with.


You pull out the hidden sliding panel to reveal a full view of the Tilda image and a message at the same time.


And inside the card, I took it a step further and created another slider scene.  This time you push the sliding panel back in to its original hidden position...


and voila...a full image of another Tilda is revealed.  Neat, eh?


Here's a full view of the card inside.  Love the design on the gorgeous purple paper.


I really like this slider-card style--just love the surprise elements it has.  I will have to make more slider cards!

These are the Tilda images being featured:


- Hello Little Butterfly from the Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011   


- Kneeling Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011

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, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose Studios and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey. and other crafting tools such as Scor-tapes, Prima Chalk Edgers, flowers, etc.  Have a look!
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!

Just a reminder...for your chance to win a 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.  ALL the comments made on all the postings at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and the related postings on the DT gals' blogs will be entered into the draw.


See complete details at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

Challenges I am entering with this card:
The Corrosive Challenge #202 - Colour Me Happy (Promarkers)
Creative Fingers Challenge #41 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Week 265 Summer Girls
613 Avenue Create Challenge #78 - Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #97 - Use Kraft (I just used a little, for the fence)
Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Petals and Pearls
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #42 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #202 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Just For Fun Challenge #1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated by me.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Stamps (other than mentioned above): Hero Arts CG171 Blooming Meadow; Rubber Stampede 2875F Solidago Sprig
Designer Papers:  Recollections Habitat paper pad; DCWV the Old World Stack
Dies:  Memory Box 98796 Grand Alder Tree, 98511 Fabulous Phlox, 98890 Blushing Bouquet and 98502 Fresh Foliage; Poppystamps 827 Picket Fence; Penny Black Dancing Leaves; Cheery Lynn Designs DL113 Exotic Butterfly
Punches:  EK Success Diamond Lace Edger (for the slider tab pull); Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch (flower centre); Michaels mini sun (flower centre)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; Fiskars decorative scissor; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


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