Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sale! Sale! Sale! on Mini Magnolia Stamps

Hello.

Just letting you know that Magnolia-licious is having a HUGE sale on Mini Magnolia Stamps.  The mini stamps are only $1.50 US each. YES...only $1.50!  Sweet!

Here's a double peek-a-boo card I made a few years ago using the Mini Magnolia Stamps images.



Check out the mini stamps!  You can see the entire selection HERE or by Magnolia Collections HERE.

The sale is on until the end of this month, June 30th.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Crowning Humour - Magnolia-licious 'Anything Goes'

Hello.

It's an 'Anything Goes' challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The Design Team gals have created cards to inspire you to play along with us.  Please visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to have a look at these cards and and to get your complete details on the challenge.

This is what I've created...a card with a bit of humour.



Here's how the inside of card looks like.


A closer look at featured Magnolia Stamps images.


- Princess Party Tilda from the Princes and Princess Collection 2012


- Little Cute Tilda from the Once Upon A Time Collection 2013

The stamps for these two images along with other Magnolia Stamps are available from Magnolia-licious on-line store.  Diana 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.
And other-brand stamps that the store carries include Stamping BellaWee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Crafter's Companion.


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenges - J is 'Just as you like'...
Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 368 - How does your garden grow
Alphabet Challenge - H for Hand Coloured Image
Craft Your Passion Challenge #317 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #117 - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Challenge 23 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge Week 25 - Ribbon/Twine
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #193 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #18 - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - June Any Image Challenge

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 Rec Bias Plaid and Den Belle    
Dies:  Spellbinders Curved Borders Two, Labels Thirty-Six and Rose Creations; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Elizabeth Craft Designs 730 Curvy Leaves; Whimsy Stamps Elegant Flourishes    
Punches:  Punch Bunch Medium Cosmos
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Wild Honey and Faded Jeans; lace, pearls and hemp cord 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 Tilda #1:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- hair Tilda #2:  walnut, terracotta, spice, apricot, oatmeal
- crowns:  raw sienna, gold, pastel yellow, buttercup
- blue shades:  midnight blue, 652-T, capri blue, pastel blue
- green shades:  5767-T, marsh green, apple cider, 617-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  

Friday, June 17, 2016

Joyeux Anniversaire - FFFC #166 'Say It With Flowers'

Hello.

We're starting a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely and super-talented Natalie is our hostess for this challenge and the new theme is  'Say It With Flowers.'  This challenge is being sponsored by Magnolia-licious.  Please hop over to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge to get complete details on the challenge and to check out what my DT teammates have created to inspire you to join us.

What I have to share with you is this birthday card.



The base of this shaped card is just the one layer, but the centre panel itself is actually a mini easel card.



Here's a closer look at the adorable Magnolia Stamps image being featured.


- Tilda Binding Flowers from the Special Moments Collection 2013

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.


Challenges for this card:
All About Magnolia Challenge #15 - All About Shaped Cards
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Wk 15 - Sweet as Candy
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #156 - Anything Goes (with ribbon or lace)
Creative Fingers Challenge #111 - Always Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #309 - Shaped Cards
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #140 - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld Challenge #12 - Happy Birthday
Penny Black and More June Challenge - Flower Power
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week 24 - Use a Die Cut

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 Graceful paper pad
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #10; Spellbinders Petite Ovals; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blosssoms; Penny Black 51-016 Dancing Leaves 
Punches:  EK Success Medium Retro Flower; Martha Stewart Rose Leaf 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Wild Honey and Victorian Velvet; lace, hemp cord, pearls and brads 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:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- green shades:  563-T, 337-T, 331-T, pastel green
- pink shades:  tawny owl, 694-T, 693-T, 692-T  
- yellow shades:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

For a Special Couple

Hello.

Here's a wedding card I made at my sister's request.  Friends of hers will be getting married sometime this month.


I'm almost replicating here a wedding card that I made a few years ago, using the same bride-and-groom image.  My sister particularly liked that card and she wanted one just like it but in a different colour scheme.  The wedding colours include navy blue and very light blue, so I've made this card to match.


I didn't have any light blue patterned paper to use for the background, so I took a very light blue cardstock and embossed it instead.

A closer look at the oh-so-adorable image designed by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps.


This image is called 'Love Me Do'.  I've used the digital stamp version (which you can find HERE), but if you prefer the rubberstamp, that's also available from Whimsy Stamps HERE.

I've used alcohol-based ink markers to colour the image along with a few coloured pencils.


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenges - I is for Important
Cards und More Challenge #160 - Special Occasions
Come and Get It Challenges - Weddings
Creatalicious Challenge #92 - Anything Goes with optional wedding
Cuttlebug Mania - Wedding (embossing folder Sentimentals)
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge Wk 23 - Add a Sentiment
Dragonfly Dreams June Challenge - Say it with flowers
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #139 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #252 - Sentimental
The Ribbon Girl June Challenge - Anything Goes Card

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
Dies:  Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Joy! Crafts Square Flowers 6002/0068; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms and 98222 Fauntleroy Crest  
Punches:  Martha Stewart Rose Leaf; Nellie's Choice Floral Punches Large Rose Leaves 
Miscellaneous:  Cuttlebug embossing folder Sentimentals; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans and Weathered Wood; ribbons 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, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- groom's hair and shoes:  black, cool greys 3 - 5
- bride's hair:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- blue shades:  Touch 69, midnight blue, 602-T, capri blue, Tria B128   
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- green shades:  apple cider
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  
- ground:  sandstone, cool grey 4-T, warm grey 5-T

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

For You From Me! - Magnolia-licious 'Flowers and/or Photo Inspiration'

Hello.

We're midway into our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The theme is 'Flowers and/or Photo Inspiration.'  To get complete details on the challenge, please hop over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and also check out what my teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

This is the card I created.



Here's the view of inside the card.


A closer look at the featured Magnolia Stamps images.


- Rosebud Tilda from the Spring Fever Collection 2016


- Resting Tilda from the Spring Fever Collection 2016

Magnolia Stamps can be purchased from the Magnolia-licious on-line store.  If you don't see the particular one you're looking for, contact Diana and I'm sure hell be happy to bring it in for you.

Other stamps that Magnolia-licious carries include Stamping BellaWee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Crafter's Companion.


Challenges for this card:
A Gem of A Challenge - Weather (Spring or Summer)
Alphabet Challenge - G for Girlie
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #114 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge #32 - Summer Time
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Gem and/or Pearls
Creative Fingers Challenge #110 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #190 - Flower Power
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Star Stampz Challenge - Hand Coloured Image

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  I very much appreciate your visit.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  K+Company Watercolor Bouquet paper pad; Recollections Garden Florals paper pad; Art Impressions Pink Stripes   
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Oval, Petite Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals and Rose Creations; Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Poppystamps 956 Lovely Tendril
Punches:  Punch Bunch Large Impatiens
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Victorian Velvet and Faded Jeans; 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, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes Tilda #1:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone   
- hair and shoes Tilda #2:  umber, Touch BR92, cinnamon, tan
- blue shades:  midnight blue, 652-T, 550-T, denim blue, pastel blue
- pink shades:  694-T, 693-T, 692-T 
- green shades:  meadow green, apple cider, fresh meadow, 5767-T, 370-T
- cloudy sky:  277-T, 2707-T, cool greys 1-T to 4-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happiness Comes from the Heart - Magnolia-licious May Mini Magnolias

Hello.

Happy Wednesday!  It's the day of the week that the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog dedicates to the 'Wednesday Mini Magnolia Challenge' where the design team showcases the Mini Magnolia Stamps images, along with a few Stamping Bella images thrown in every now and then.  It's my turn to participate in this week's Wednesday posting.

I was looking for a smaller card size to feature the Mini Magnolia Stamps on and was thinking that I would do a Diamond Fold Card.  But I came upon a picture of a Double Diamond Fold Card on the internet instead and decided to give it a try.

Here's the card I ended up with.


And yes, the card is small...or at least smaller than my usual size.  It measures about 6 inches wide from tip to tip, but only under 4 inches in height.

This card features multiple folds.


When the card is spread out, you can see all the fold lines here.


A closer look at the Mini Magnolia Stamps images being featured.


- Mini Tilda With Heart from the Mini Special Moments Collection 2013


- Mini Tilda with Heart Lace from the Mini Your Are So Special Collection 2011

Mini Magnolia Stamps can be purchased from Magnolia-licious at a fabulous price of only $1.99 - $2.00 each--sweet!  Check out the large selection of mini stamps HERE.


Challenges for this card:
Brown Sugar Challenge #199 - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge #15 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore May Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge #325 - Anything Goes
Fantasy Stampers Challenge #63 - All About the Girl
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #189 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge #87 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards May Challenge #32 - Anything Goes
Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #5 - Use your favorite technique (making fancy-fold cards)

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:  Basic Grey Hello Luscious Simply Grand
Dies:  Nellie's Choice MFD060 Straight Heart; CC Designs Olive Branch
Punches:  EK Success Medium and Small Retro Flowers; Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 Corner; Michaels Mini Sun 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Aged Mahogany; 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 Tilda #1:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- hair and shoes Tilda #2:  cocoa, raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow  
- pink shades:  antique pink, 701-T, baby pink
- green shades:  3292-T, lush green, 563-T, mint green  
- red hearts:  berry red, heatwave
- 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 20, 2016

Have A Magical Day - FFFC #164 'Dies and/or Punches'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

We've got a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Lozzy is our hostess for this challenge and her theme 'Dies and/or Punches.'  Sponsoring this challenge is The Paper Shelter.  To get complete details on the challenge, please visit the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  And don't forget to check out the fabulous creations that my teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

I love love love this theme as I'm such an addict of dies and punches.  Here's the card that came up with.




A closer look at the image being featured.


This image is called Drink Me!  An dyes, it is one of our sponsor's, The Paper Shelter's, beautiful images.  Check out their digital selection, HERE.
I've used my markers to colour the image (Promarker and Pantone Tria colours are listed below).


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenges - H is for Heavy (load up those dies and embellishments)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #109 - Just Us Girls
Craft Your Passion Challenge #312 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #72 - May Flowers
Creative Fingers Challenge #109 - Anything Goes
Inky Inpressions May Challenge - Die Cuts and Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #34 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #138 - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarker Week 346 - Spots and/or Stripes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #176 - 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:  Chatter Box Candy Cane Stripe and Scarlet Dandelion 
Dies:  Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders One, Labels Thirty-Six, Classic Circles and Die D-Lites Blooms Two; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms and 98222 Fauntleroy Crest
Punches:  EK Success Circle; Nellie's Choice Floral Punch Extra Large Rose Leaves 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Barn Door and Weathered Wood; 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:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100. caramel, sandstone
- red-brown shades:  burnt umber, 484-T, firebrick, burnt orange, coral, 488-T
- table:  umber, cinnamon, tan
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green  

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