Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy Birthday - Magnolia-licious 'Monochromatic'

Hello.

Our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog is 'Monochromatic'.  Pick one colour and stick with it!  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.

I love this monochromatic theme!  It was sooo... much easier finding designer/patterned papers in various shades of one colour rather than trying to find co-ordinating papers for colour combo that works.  The colour I've chosen for my card is green--more specifically olive green.



And the inside of my card...


Close-ups of the Magnolia images being featured:


- Princess Pea Tilda from the Once Upon A Time Collection 2013


- Virgo Tilda from the Zodiac Collection 2014

The stamps for these images, as well as other equally adorable images can be found 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.
Prices are discounted!

Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey.  ALL dies are currently on SALE at 25% off!!!  Have a look!
You get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% in-store credit to be applied to future purchases.  How cool is that!

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'm entering with this card:
Creatalicious Challenge #67 - Flower Power
ppinkydolls Challenge #3 - Anything Goes w/twist Make It Girly
Sisters of Crafts September Challenge - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #87 - At least one flower
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge - Add pearls
Creative Fingers Challenge #50 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #113 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge #248 - Birthday Celebration
Totally Tilda Challenge #105 - Sitting Tilda

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 Botanica Noel and Habitat paper pads, Me+My BIG Ideas Fashion District paper pad  
Dies:  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Spellbinders Labels Twenty-One and Die D-Lites Blooms Two; Magnolia Doohickey Swirls; Marianne Design Creatables LR0133 Open Flower Classic (leaves); Cheery Lynn Design DL113 Exotic Butterfly Small
Punches:  EK Success Medium Retro Flower 
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 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Live Laugh Love - Magnolia-licious "W"ednesday #50

Hello.

There's another "W"ednesday Post at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.  Wednesdays are when the DT gals take turns showcasing on our cards the other stamps beside Magnolia stamps that the Magnolia-licious on-line store carries:  Wee StampsWild Rose StudioPenny Black or CandiBeans.  Today it's Dena's and my turn to participate.

I have made this criss-cross card for today's Wednesday Post.




I'm featuring these two delightful images.



Designed by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps, both these fairies are in a set called Flower Fairies.

The stamps can be found at the Magnolia-licious on-line store and you can see the rest of the Wee Stamps collection HERE.


Challenges for this card:
Stamping Sensations September Challenge - Things With Wings
Craft for the Craic Challenge #8 - Something with Circles
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #60 - Things With Wings
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Challenge #38 - Anything Goes
Moving Along With the Times - Fairies
Creative Fingers Challenge #49 - Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries Challenge #59 - Springtime
Alphabet Challenge - P for Pretty Petals
Come and Get It Challenge - Use 3 of something (3 designer/patterned papers)

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.

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:  My Mind's Eye Playful Posies paper pad
Dies:  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Spellbinders Labels Fourteen; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossom and 98890 Blushing Bouquet; Elizabeth Craft Designs 730 Curvy Leaves
Punches:  Martha Stewart Punch-Around-The-Page Set Vintage Floral; Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch (flower centres) 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky and Rusty Hinge; Recollections brads; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


Monday, September 15, 2014

With Love - GDT Card For Crealies

Hello.

Here's another Guest DT card for Crealies.  This is #3.  I have made a twisted easel card this time and have used those wonderful Crealies dies again in creating this card.




This is the list of the Crealies dies used:
Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies XXL No. 15
- Crealies Creative Flowers No. 02 
Crealies Creative Shapes No. 16 (leaves)
Crealies Creative Border No. 17

These dies are available at the Crealies on-line store, HERE.

And you may also want to check out the Crealies Blog, HERE for inspirations from their DT gals.


Some masking was needed when putting these two stamped images from Magnolia together:


- Tilda With Dot Bow from the With Love Collection 2013
- Flower Cloud from the With Love Collection 2013

Both these images are currently out of stock at the Magnolia-licious on-line store, but you can find other equally adorable Magnolia images there, both fullsize or 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 Wee StampsWild Rose Studios and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafting At The Weekend Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts September Challenge - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft September Challenge - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time Challenge #219 - Anything Goes with a Die
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Favorite Embellishments (handmade flowers)
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance Challenge #32 - Anything Goes
Magnolia-Mania Challenge #97 - Bingo (diecuts, distressing, sentiment)
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #36 - Anything Goes

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


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Garden Florals paper pad; unknown green designer papers from my scrap bin
Dies:  Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies XXL Nos. 7 and 15, Creative Flowers No. 02, Creative Shapes No. 16 and Creative Border No. 17; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Victorian Velvet and Forest Moss; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils


Friday, September 12, 2014

Paper Clover Flower Tutorial

Hello!

I've had a couple of requests to do a tutorial on how to make the clover flowers that I've added to my Just Be'cow'se card that I posted HERE.


So here goes.  (Warning:  this takes a lot of patience...hee hee.)

Supplies:
- Daisy flower dies/punches--small and medium.  The one I used is this Crealies Creative Flowers No. 02 die set--the small daisy is 3/4" (2cm) in diameter and the medium daisy is 1/16" (3cm).
- White cardstock (I use American Crafts 216 gsm / 80 lb.)
- Green cardstock
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Bundled Sage (or other green shade) and a dauber/dabber
- Spray bottle filled with tap water
- Molding mat
- Stylus to shape flowers (medium ball)
- Piercing tool
- Tweezer
- 1-Hole punches (1/4" and 1/16")
- Scissor
- Craft glue

Instructions:

Step 1
Diecut 4 medium and 1 small flowers from white cardstock.  (This is for one clover flower only, so multiply that by the number of clover flowers you want.)

Step 2
Dab some green distress ink in the centre of each flower.

Step 3
Punch a hole in the centre of one of the medium flowers and a small hole in the centre of the small flower a shown.

Step 4
Spray some water over the flowers, just enough to dampen the paper.  If they get too wet, just let them dry a bit.

Step 5
Every single petal needs to be folded upwards in half, yikes...yeah, I know...sorry.  If you have small hands, you can probably use your thumb and finger to pinch the petals.  This is the way I do it.

Place the flowers on your molding mat (a rubber mouse pad will do as well) and score down the middle of each petal with a piercing tool.  Press firmly.

Step 6
Fold the petals.  I use a tweezer to pinch them closed--again you can use your thumb and finger if you find this easier.

Step 7
Turn the flowers upside down.  Cup each of the flower using a stylus (medium-size ball).

Step 8
Form the cups of the 4 medium flowers so they have varying degree of tightness as shown.  The tighter ones will be more towards the centre of the clover flower.  The one with the centre hole should have the widest spread--the least tight.
The small flower diecut is for the very bottom layer of the clover.  
Let dry completely.

Step 9
With a small scissor, make a cut between any 2 of the petals...

then overlap one side of the cut over the other side by 2½ petals and glue in place as shown.  This is for the bottom layer when you stack the 4 medium flowers together.

Step 10
Glue the 4 medium flowers together.

Step 11
Cut a thin strip from green cardstock.

Step 12
Dab some glue at the centre of the small flower and insert the green strip through the hole from underneath as shown.

Step 13
Adhere to the bottom of the cluster of medium flowers.
And voila!

There you go.  Have fun!

I made this video also...
video

You can watch at YouTube, HERE on bigger screen. 


Edited:  
I forgot about the leaves...LOL.  Here's how I made them.   


Diecut from green cardstock--using Memory Box 98505 Norland Flower dies for the 3-leaf cluster and Heartfelt Creations Perfect Petals for the single leaf.

Draw some white markings with Sakura Gelly Roll White pen.

Smudge the white markings with a paper stump dipped in water.

And look here! I made a pink clover using pink cardstock instead of white.


That's it!


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Sending You a Warm Smile - GDT Card for Crealies

Hello.

This is my second Guest DT card for Crealies.  I am showcasing a number of Crealies dies--among them a couple of newly-released ones.



Here is a list of the Crealies dies I have used:
- Crealies Create-A-Card No. 8 (new)
- Crealies Nest-Lies No. 14 XXL (new)
- Crealies Creative Flowers No. 2 (for the larger flowers)
- Crealies Creative Flowers No. 13 (for the smaller flowers)
- Crealies Creative Shapes No. 16 (leaves)
Crealies Creative Border No. 17

All these dies can be found at the Crealies on-line store and you can also check out the rest of the collection HERE.

This coloured image being featured is a Magnolia image and she is called...


- Tilda With Summer Pants from the Pink Lemonade Collection 2014

The stamp for this adorable image can be found 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.
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 I am entering with this card:
Crafting By Designs September Challenge - Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #101 - Favorite Colour Combo (blue and brown)
Die Cut Divas September Challenge - New Things (new Crealies dies and new Magnolia stamp)
Ladybug Crafts September Challenge - Anything Goes
Paradise of Stamps Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Craft and Me Challenge #150 - Time For Anything
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #193 - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #30 - Anything Goes
Fitztown Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia Challenges - CAS or Fully Loaded

That's 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:  DCWV Linen Closet Matstack paper pad 
Dies:  Crealies Create-A-Card No. 8, Nest-Lies No. 14 XXL, Creative Flowers Nos. 2 and 13, and Creative Shapes No. 16 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Evergreen Bough; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, coloured pencils 


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