Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thinking of You

Hello.

Just a short post here to show you my latest card.  I got my new stamps in the mail!  Woo-hoo.


Love this scalloped oval shape--don't know whay I don't use it more often.  I've set up this card as an easel card.



A closer look at this newly-released Magnolia Stamps image.


- Frenchy Tilda from the Spring Fever Collection 2016

The stamp for this image is available from Magnolia-licious, where Diana has a large selection of both full-size and mini Magnolia Stamps.  And if you can't find the particular stamp you're 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 #13 - All About Flowers
Crafting With Friends Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge #30 - All Things Cute
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #161 - 1, 2, 3 (1 Tilda image, 2 papers from Recollections, 3 embellishments: pearls, flowers, diecut flourishes)
Create and Inspire Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap! Challenge LTSCB #76 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week 17 - Swirls and Flourishes
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - #79 Thinking of You
The Corrosive Challenge April #4 - Girls, Ladies, Women...
The Paper Shelter Challenge #246 - Pearls

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


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Blue Lotus paper pad and Aqua Screen
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals and Petite Ovals; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Whimsy Stamps WSD223 Large Leafy Flourish; Elizabeth Craft Designs 730 Curvy Leaves; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms 
Punches:  EK Success Large Retro Flower
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Tea Dye; 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, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes:  walnut, terracotta, spice, apricot
- green shades:  mint green, 563-T, 333-T, 331-T, pastel green
- yellow shades:  saffron, vanilla, ivory
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, 5527-T  

Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy Birthday - FFFC #162 'Female Birthday'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

It's time for a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Theresa is our hostess for this challenge and her chosen theme is 'Female Birthdays.'  This challenge is being sponsored by Sweet Lilac Flowers.  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.

Here's the birthday card I created.



A closer look at this very sweet image designed by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps.


She is called Veritas.  You can find her and other Wee Stamps digital stamps HERE.
If you prefer the rubberstamp version, you can find it at the SCACD store HERE.


Challenges for this card:
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge #124 - Tic Tac Toe (flowers, digi/stamp image, girly)
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #68 - Cute as a Button
Crafty Girlz April Challenge - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge #82 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #136 - Anything Goes
Petal Lu Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Star Stampz Challenge - Use A Digi
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #13 - Anything Goes with an optional theme of Girly
Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - 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:  Hot Off the Press Jacie's Vintage Papers pad; Provo Craft Soft Serenity - Mauve Stripe; DCWV The Old World Stack paper pad  
Dies:  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Spellbinders Petite Ovals; Memory Box 98743 Kensington Border (butterfly) and 98319 Willow Dragonfly
Punches:  McGill Baby Blooms; Nellie's Choice Floral Punch Extra Large Rose Leaves; Michaels Mini Sun
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; 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:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100; caramel, sandstone
- mauve shades:  694-T, 693-T, 692-T   
- green shades:  pesto, olive green, apple cider
- ladybug:  burgundy, crimson, salmon pink
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Season's Greetings - Magnolia-licious 'Celebration'

Hello.

We're halfway into our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The theme for this challenge is 'Celebration' (e.g. new baby, birthday, anniversary, graduation, Christmas, etc.).  It's an easy theme!  So I hope you can play along with us.  There's one more week before the end of the challenge.  Visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to get complete details on the challenge and don't forget to check out what my DT teammates have created for your inspirations.

I've decided to celebrate Christmas for the challenge.  This is only my second Christmas card of the year.


I've created a round/circular side-step card which I've set up as an easel card.



The template/tutorial for the round/shaped side-step card you can find HERE.

Taking a closer look at the Magnolia Stamps being featured--it's one of the oldies.


- Tilda With Christmas Candles from the A Christmas Story Collection 2012

This stamp and other 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.
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 - F is for Fancy Folds
Craft Your Passion Challenge #308 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #277 - Cute or Anything Goes Christmas
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #421 - Homemade Embellishments
Happy Little Stampers April Christmas Challenge - Die Cut/s
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #32 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap! Challenge LTSCB #76 - Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia Challenge #132 - Pearls or Gems
Petal Lu Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #13 - Anything Goes with an optional theme of Girly

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 Starry Night paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Circles, Labels Twenty-Two and Petite Ovals; Dee's Distinctively IME-025 Christmas Stacker Tree;  
Punches:  Punch Bunc Large Impatient
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; 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 boots:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone  
- blue shades:  twilight blue, 549-T, 550-T, pebble blue 
- brown pants:  Touch BR98, Touch BR92, cinnamon, tan
- candles:  olive green, 5767-T, apple cider
- yellow shades:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup, daffodil bloom
- candlestick:  cool greys 3 - 5   
- 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, April 13, 2016

Christmas Wishes - Magnolia-licious April Mini Magnolia

Hello.

Happy Wednesday!  Each week's Wednesday post at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog is dedicated to the 'Wednesday Mini Magnolia Challenge' where the design team will be showcasing the Mini Magnolia Stamps images, along with a few Stamping Bella images thrown in every now and then.  Today it's my turn to participate.

I've made this Peek-A-Boo card to showcase some mini stamps.


The card features windows/openings where you play peek-a-boo with the images.


As you open the card, one image is replaced with another.



I've made a really short video to better demonstrate how the peek-a-boo card works.

video

Peek-A-Boo Card tutorial HERE.
Paper Pinecone tutorial HERE.

I've added glitter to the outer edge and window of the ornaments by outlining them with a glue pen and then dipping them in gold microfine glitter.

A closer look at the Mini Magnolia Stamps being featured.


- Mini Unwrapped Tilda from the So Jolly and Under The Mistletoe Collection 2009
- Mini Puppy Love Tilda from the Winter Wonderland Collection 2013


- Mini Sparkling Tilda from the So Jolly and Under The Mistletoe Collection 2009
- Mini NOEL from the So Jolly and Under The Mistletoe Collection 2009

And the one full-size stamps I've also used because this image is just perfect for this card.


- Tilda On Ornament from the Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010

The 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:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #306 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar April Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire Challenge #43 - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Challenge #27 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Colour Me Wonderful (alcohol-ink markers)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #31 - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper April Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #273 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #13 - Anything Goes with optional theme Girly
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Christmas Baubles

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:  Provo Craft Winter Berries; EK Success EB Visions of Christmas paper pad; papers from my scrap bin for the ornaments 
Dies:  Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament, 2011 Heirloom Ornament, Classic Ovals, Petite Ovals and Scalloped Circles (for pinecones); Impression Obsession DIE021-N Pine Branch; Memory Box 98936 Curled Ribbons; Poppystamps 902 Small Blooming Poinsettia 
Punches:  EK Success Circle
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; glitter 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 #1:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- hair #2:  walnut, terracotta, spice, apricot
- hair #3:  cocoa, raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow  
- hair #4:  Touch BR99, Touch BR102, cinnamon, tan
- red-brown shades:  burnt umber, 484-T, firebrick, coral
- green shades:  olive green, apple cider, 617-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  

Friday, April 08, 2016

Birthday Wishes - FFFC #161 'Green and Pink'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

We're starting a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely and super-talented Beth is our hostess for this challenge and she has chosen a colour challenge of 'Green and Pink.'  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.

Here's the card that I came up with.



 A look at the inside of my card.


A closer look at the Magnolia Stamps images being featured.  As usual, I've done my colouring with my alcohol-ink markers (colours listed below), along with a few coloured pencils.


- Tilda With Big Balloon from the Lost and Found Collection 2014


- Summer Strawberry Tilda from the Animals of the Year Collection 2014

The stamps for the above two images can be found at our sponsor's on-line store Magnolia-licious.


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenges - E is for Everything
Clear It Out Challenge - Theme: Springtime, Stash: Add a flower
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge #123 - Use Die Cuts/Punches
Crafty Calendar April Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Lace and/or Pearls
Create and Inspire Challenge #43 - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Challenge #110 - Die Cut
Inspiration Destination Challenge #80 - Anything Goes
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Star Stampz - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers 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:  Recollections Floral Garden paper pad; American Crafts Baby Miss Muffett; Making Memories Brooke Narrow Stripe
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Six; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Marianne Design LR0111 Flower; Cheery Lynn Designs B435 Tea Rose Small; Memory Box 98890 Blushing Bouquet; Poppystamps 956 Lovely Tendril    
Punches:  EK Success Small Retro Flower; Martha Stewart Rose Leaf; Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch; Michaels Mini Sun
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick and Bundled Sage; 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 Tilda #1:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone 
- hair and shoes Tilda #2: black, Touch BR92, cinnamon, tan   
- green shades:  forest green, bright green, leaf green, green shoot, meadow green 
- pink shades:  701-T, 1767-T, 182-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, March 29, 2016

Sending Love Your Way - Magnolia-licious 'Anything Goes With Pearls'

Hello.  Happy Tuesday.

We're midway in our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The theme is 'Anything Goes With Pearls.'  There's one more week for you to join us--I hope you can play along.
Please hop to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to get complete details on the challenge and don't forget to check out what my DT teammates have created to inspire you.

Here's the card that I came up with--it's a front-panel centre side-step card.




This challenge theme is right up my alley as pearls are one of my favorite embellishments.  I usually add pearls to my cards anyway, but one this card I've added a lot more of them than I usual do.

Here's a view of the inside of my card.


I love the fancy-fold feature of this type of card--it's one of my favorite card styles.
(You can find the template that I used HERE if you're interested.)

Here's closer look at the Magnolia Stamps images being showcased.


- Tilda With Heart from the You Are So Special Collection 2011


- Kangaroo Tilda from the Australian Collection 2012.
I've had this stamp for a long time but I think this is the first chance I've got to ink and colour the image --pathetic, eh? since she's just adorable.

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.
And other-brand stamps that the store carries include Stamping BellaWee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Crafter's Companion.


Challenges for this card:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #153 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #60 - Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's Challenge - Something Spring
Dream Valley Challenge #128 - Girlie
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #131 - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper March Challenge - Anything Goes
Stempelsonne Challenge #162 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Swirls and Pearls
Where The Heart Is Challenge #7 - Easter/Anything Goes

That's it for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate the visit.  Hope you're enjoying your day!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper pad 
Dies:  Go Kreate Square Frames Frilly #4; Spellbinder Petite Ovals; Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Whimsy Stamps Elegant Flourishes; CC Designs Olive Branch; Joy! Crafts 6002/0162 Swirls 1  
Punches:  Punch Bunch Large Impatients; Marvy Uchida Small Star
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Broken China and Evergreen Bough; 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 boots Tilda #2:  cocoa, Touch BR92, cinnamon, tan
- green shades:  peacock green, 563-T, soft green, pastel green
- heart:  burnt umber, coral, dusky pink
- kangaroo:  cocoa, raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow
- yellow shades:  lemon, primrose   
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  
- ground: sandstone, warm grey 5-T

Friday, March 25, 2016

Life Is Better With Cookies - FFFC #160 'Pastel Colours'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

We're starting a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Pat K is our hostess for this challenge and the theme she has chosen is 'Pastel Colours.'  Sponsoring this challenge is The Paper Shelter.  To get complete details on the challenge, please visit the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  Don't forget to check out the fabulous creations that my teammates have created to inspire you to join us.

Here's the card that I came up with using one of The Paper Shelter digital images.




A closer look at the adorable Paper Shelter image being featured.


I've done the colouring with my alcohol-ink markers (colour listed below) along with a few coloured pencils.  I've added some glitter to the fairy wings.  

This image is called The Fairy of the Cookies and you can find it at The Paper Shelter store HERE.


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenges - D is for Delicious
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps March Challange - Easter/Spring Colours
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #64 - Easter or Spring
Dies R Us Challenge #45 - Handmade Flowers
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #297 - Flowers
Graph'it Colour Challenge - Spring Delights
Love To Scrap Challenge LTSCB #74 - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft March Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze Challenge #98 - Flowers
Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - 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:  Recollections (stripes); Basic Grey Euphoria
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #10; Memory Box 98890 Blushing Bouquet; Joy! Crafts 6002/0263 Flourish Branch 1
Punches:  Recollections Small Star
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Worn Lipstick; 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:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- yellow shades:  mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup, daffodil bloom
- pink shades:  702-T, rose pink, blossom
- green shades:  grass, apple, green shoot
- blue shades:  arctic blue, powder blue
- wings:  denim, cool aqua, pastel green, 264-T, 263-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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