Friday, May 29, 2015

Happy Day - FFFC #140 'Fun in the Sun'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

We're kicking off a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Nikki is our hostess and the theme is 'Fun in the Sun.'  Sponsoring us for this challenge is Magnolia-licious...yay.  To get complete details on the challenge, the prize being offered and how you can join in the fun, visit the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog.  Check out also the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

This is the card that I've created featuring Magnolia Stamps images.



As is my usual practice, I've decorated the inside also.


Close-ups of the Magnola Stamps images being featured:


- On The Road Tilda from the Sea Breeze Collection 2013
- Barbed Wire Background from the Summer Memories Collection 2012


-  Summer Tilda with Flags from the Pink Lemonade Collection 2014

Magnolia Stamps are available from our sponsor 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, contact Diana and I'm sure she'll be happy to bring it in for you.
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Candibeans and Crafter's Companion, along with cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia DoohickeyWild Rose Studio.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenge - J is for Jewels (use pearls and/or rhinestones)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #92 - Summer Fun
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge May - How does your garden grow?
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 138 - One for the Ladies
Inspiration Destination Challenge #35 - Always Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #10 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #112 - Anything Goes
Petal Lu Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #205 - Flower Power
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #375 - Too Cute

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful day and enjoy the coming weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Basic Grey Hello Luscious Simply Grand and Raspberry Syrup; me+myBIG idea Fashion District paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Three and Classic Ovals; Joy! Crafts 6002/0068 Square Flowers; Memory Box 98890 Blushing Bouquet and 98319 Willow Dragonfly; Crealies Creative Shapes No. 16 (leaves) 
Punches:  Martha Stewart Deco Fan edger; Punch Bunch Large Impatients (leaves)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Aged Mahogany and Worn Lipstick; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone TriasShin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- teal shades:  563-T, 337-T, 331-T
- red shades:  berry red, heatwave, salmon pink
- green hades:  pesto, 5767-T, marsh green, apple cider
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dropping A Note To Say ... - Magnolia-licious 'Pretty in Pink'

Hello.  Happy Tuesday, everyone.

It's time for the start of a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The new theme is 'Pretty in Pink.'  To get complete details of the challenge and how you can join in the fun, visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog site.  Also, don't forget to check out what my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

For this challenge, I've created this front-panel side step card--I haven't done one of these for quite a while now.  (You can find the template for this card HERE, if you're interested.)




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



Close-ups of the Magnolia Stamps images being featured:


- Mail Tilda from the World Wide Web Collection 2015


- Princess Pea Tilda from the Once Upon A Time 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, e-mail Diana and I'm sure she'll be happy to bring it in for you.
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Candibeans and Crafter's Companion, along with cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia DoohickeyWild Rose Studio.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.


I hope you will join our challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  You will have a chance to win a Special Surprise from the Magnolia-licious store.


For your chance to win a "Leave A Comment" 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.
- comment on any or all the postings on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog
- comments on related postings on the DT gals' blogs for that week


Challenges for this card:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #91 - MUST Say Thank You
Come and Get It Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (diecut-pink-pearls/diecut-sentiment-flowers)
Sisters of Craft May Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #263 - Always Anything Goes
Love To Scrap! Challenge LTSCB #54 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Challenge #51 - Pearls
CCC Digi Creations Challenge #25 - Monochrome
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #68 - It's Spring (use at least 5 flowers)
A Gem of A Challenge #145 - Flowers
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #154 - It's all about the Hair colour!

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
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Six and Classic Ovals; Magnolia Doohickey Doily Flowers, CC Designs Cutters Olive Branch; Memory Box 98316 Cherry Blossom (for the flower centres) and 98442 Chesapeake Scrollwork 
Punches:  Marvy Uchida 2 1/2" circle; Punch Bunch Impatients; EK Success Small Star
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Victorian Velvet; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes (1st Tilda):  burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- hair and shoes (2nd Tilda):  black, Touch BR92, Touch102, cinnamon, tan
- pink shades:  500-T, dusky rose, 693-T, pale pink
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vow Renewal Congrats

Hello.

My sister asked me to make a card for a couple that were renewing their vows.  Their favorite colours are blue and yellow, so she wanted a card with that colour scheme but for the rest, she left it up to me.

Here's the card I created and I'm happy to say that my sister was pleased with it...yay.



This adorable image I've used is a Precious Moments digi stamp.  


I wasn't really sure of what image is appropriate for a vow renewal card, but I thought this one might do.  I've colored it with a combination of markers and coloured pencils--sorry though, but I couldn't be bothered with jotting down the colours I used this time.


Challenge for this card:
Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #36 - Wedding or Anniversary
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #131 - Anything Goes with a twist of Swirls 
Craft Your Passion Challenge #262 - Always Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Challenge #44 - Always Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Flower Power
Not Just Cards Challenge #19 - Always Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge #87 - Layer it up!
Card Mania Challenge #68 - Pearls and Swirls
Inspiration Destination Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
    
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:  Chatterbox Guest Plaid; Provo Craft Stone Washed Denim-Basic Checks; one unknow paper 
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #10; Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Twisted Metal Accents; Crealies Creative Flowers No. 02; Elizabeth Designs 730 Curvy Leaves 
Punches:  Martha Stewart Daisy Dot edge punch; Michaels mini daisy
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Wild Honey and Stormy Sky; pearls and cabochons from my stash
Colouring Medium:  Letraset Promarker and Pantone Tria markers; Faber-Castell Polychormos and Prismacolor Premier coloured pencils 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Birthday Gift Set - Magnolia-licious Blog Hop 'Birthday Fun'

Hello.

Today we're kicking off our 'Birthday Fun Blog Hop' at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  You can get complete details of the challenge, the prizes to be won and how you can join in the fun at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

If you're already taking part in the Blog Hop and have arrived here from Suzi's blog, then you're on the right track.  If you didn't come from her blog then you may want to start at the beginning.  Here's a list of the participating DT gals in blog hop order:


For this blog hop, I've created a birthday gift set which includes a box of chocolates, a bottle of wine and a birthday card.


The first item in the set is the gift box...



This type of box is called a sliderbox.  Made for a someone who really loves chocolates, I've filled the box with chocolates.  Also, on the panel that slides out from the back when you pull the drawer open, I've put a cheeky sentiment about chocolate...hee hee--'Chocolate is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.'    

Here's a very short video of how a sliderbox works.  

video

If you're interested in making a sliderbox and are looking for a tutorial for it, you can find it HERE.

The next item is the bottle of wine...


and the gift tag I made to hang around the bottle neck. 

And finally this birthday easel card completes the gift set...





Here are close-ups of the Magnolia images being featured and their names:


- Stop in the Name of Love Tilda from the Lovely Duo Collection 2015


- Tiptoe Tilda from the Animals of the Year Collection 2014 


- Tilda with Fantasy Flowers from the Lost and Found Collection 2013

The stamps for all the above images 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, e-mail Diana and I'm sure she'll be happy to bring it in for you.

Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Candibeans and Crafter's Companion, along with cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia DoohickeyWild Rose Studio.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.

I hope you can play along with us in our challenge blog hop.  There are 2 ways to win:


1.  All the comments are counted and a random winner will be chosen.
- comments on all the DT gals' posts (yes, that includes this one...tee hee)

2.  Enter a project by May 25th, 2015 and a random winner will be chosen.


As for me, I'm entering the following challenges: 
Inky Chicks Challenge #50 - Chocolates and Sweets
Scrapy Land Challenge #17 - Anything Goes (using dies from Spellbinders, Memory Box, Elizabeth Design Craft, Cheery Lynn Designs and Penny Black)
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #111 - Many Layers 
Creative Fingers Challenge #79 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 310 - Diecuts, more than 2
Time for Magnolia Challenge #91 - Flowers, Flowers Everywhere 
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #118 - Flowers
Come and Get It Challenge - Flowers
Not Just Cards Challenge #19 - Always Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge #14 - For the Ladies or Mother's Day

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

Now for your next stop, hop over and visit the amazingly talented...
to see what she has to share with you.  Julie usually makes something that will blow your mind.  Really!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Basic Grey Capella paper pad; Hot Off the Press Joy's Vintage Papers
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Labels One, Classic Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals, Petite Ovals, Petite Scalloped Ovals, Grand Labels Four and 5x7 Elegant Labels Four; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Elizabeth Design Crafts 730 Curvy Leaves; Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterfly Mini, Penny Black 51-016 Dancing Leaves 
Punches:  EK Success Medium Retro Flower and Circle punches
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs and Bundle Sage; pearls from my stash 

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone TriasShin-Han Touch markerscoloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair (1st Tilda):  black, cool grey 5, cool grey 4, cool grey 3, black coloured pencil 
- hair (2nd Tilda) and boots:  Touch BR92Touch BR102, cinnamon, tan, black coloured pencil
- hair (3rd Tilda):  walnut, cocoa, apricot, vanilla, black coloured pencil 
- green shades:  frosted leaf, fresh meadow, Prismacolor celadon green and jade green
- brown shorts and pants:  Touch BR92, Touch BR102, cinnamon, tan
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- ground:  caramel, sandstone, cool grey 5
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Sending You Smiles - Magnolia-licious "W"ednesday Post #73

Hello!  Happy Wednesday!

It's time for another "W"ednesday Post at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.  Wednesdays are when the DT gals take turns showcasing the stamps from other companies (besides Magnolia Stamps) that Magnolia-licious store carries.

I've decided to use a Wee Stamps image and here's the card I've created for this week's Wednesday Post.



A close-up of the image being featured...


and she is called Rose's Bike Ride from Wee Stamps/Whimsy Stamps designed by Sylvia Zet.

The stamp for this image is available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store.  You can see the rest of the Wee Stamps/Whimsy Stamps collection HERE.

You may also want to check out the other stamps that Magnolia-licious carries--stamps from Magnolia Stamps of course, Wild Rose StudiosCandibeans , Saturated CanaryCrafter's Companion and a few other companies.

Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and there's also a customer reward program where you earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.


For your chance to win a "Leave A Comment" 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.
- comment on any or all the postings on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog
- comments on related postings on the DT gals' blogs for that week (yes, including this one...hee hee)

Challenges for this card:
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #135 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Flower Power
Addicted To Stamps Challenge #103 - Flowers
Crafting Musketeers Challenge #25 - Use A Die Cut
613 Avenue Create Challenge #122 - Anything Goes w/optional Feminine
Eureka Stamps Challenge #139 - Feminine Cards
Fairytale Stampers Challenge #55 - Bingo (lace, die, flowers)
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #58 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #243 - Flowers for Her
The Paper Shelter Challenge #202 - Lace

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful day and enjoy your upcoming weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Anna Griffin paper; Recollections Purple Ditsy Floral
Dies:  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Penny Black 51-016 Dancing Leaves; Memory Box 98890 Blushing Bouquet; Poppy Stamps 1024 Cheviot Butterfly and 1028 Delaney Butterfly 
Punches:  Michaels mini sun
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Dusty Concord; lace and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair:  burnt sienna, Touch 100, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- purple shades:  aubergine, Touch 83, 2663-T, lilac, lavender
- bicycle:  563-T, 337-T, 331-T,  cool grey 5, cool grey 4, cool grey 3 
- green shades: 5767-T, apple cider
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Friday, May 01, 2015

Sending Happy Thoughts - FFFC #138 'Lots of Flowers'

Hello.  Happy Friday.

It's time for a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  We have the lovely Nathalie hosting this challenge and the theme she has chosen is 'Lots of Flowers.'  Out sponsor for this challenge is Live and Love Crafts.  Don't forget to visit our Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog to get complete details on the challenge, the prize being offered and how you can join in the fun.  Check out also the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's what I've created for the challenge.



And yes, I've decorated the inside also.


I've used my alcohol-ink markers to do the colouring along with a few coloured pencils--the colours are listed below.
Here are close-ups of the adorable Magnolia Stamps images being featured:


- Summer Buzz Tilda from the Pink Lemonade Collection 2014


- Divine Tilda from the Waiting for Christmas Collection 2014

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, e-mail Diana and I'm sure she'll be happy to bring it in for you.


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenge - I is for Inspire Us
Addicted To Stamps Challenge #142 - Make Your Mark
Craft Your Passion Challenge #258 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs May Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #17 - Stripes and/or Polka Dots
Inspiration Destination Challenge #31 - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #149 - Use at least 2 dies (see below for list of dies)
Simply Papercraft Challenge #3 - Anything Goes or Lots of Layers
Scrapy Land Challenge #16 - Add Pearls and/or Lace (using dies from Spellbinders, Memory Box, Sizzix Tim Holtz)
Vintage Stamping Challenge #31 - Handmade Flowers

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful day and enjoy your upcoming weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Patterned papers from my scrap bin
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Six; Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Bossoms, 98442 Chesapeake Scrollwork and 98511 Fabulous Phlox (leaves only); CC Designs Leaves 
Punches:  EK Success Medium Retro Flower 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Faded Jeans; lace, cabochons and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair:  burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- hair and boots:  Touch BR102, umber, cinnamon, tan 
- blue shades:  twilight blue, capri blue, denim blue, powder blue
- grass and wine bottle:  pine, 370-T, 5767-T 
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

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