Saturday, July 23, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Hello.

Just a short post here to share my latest...a birthday card.



A closer look at the delightful image being featured, which is from a Stamping Bella rubber stamp.


This image is called Uptown Girl Bentley Gets Blow Away.


Challenges for this card:
Card Mania Challenges CMC #82 - Lace and/or Pearls
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Wk 18- Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #68 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #113 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #314 - Tic, Tac, Toe (pearls, die-cut, lace)
Inspiration Destination Challenge #95 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #34 July Challenge - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Wk 29 - Summertime
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Outdoors
Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

That's it!  Told you it's a short posting...ha ha.  Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Garden Florals paper pad; left-over polka dot paper from my scrap bin
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Six, Classic Ovals and Rose Creations; Marianne Design LR0151 Garden Branch; Magnolia Doohickey Poinsettia (leaves); Tim Holtz Paper Flower Garland (small flowers)  
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Victoria 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:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone 
- pink shades:  694-T,693-T, 692-T
- auqa/teal shades:  563-T, 337-T, 331-T, pastel green
- 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  

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Have a Great Brithday - Magnolia-licious 'Birthday'

Hello.

We're midway into our current 'Birthday' 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 to get complete details on the challenge.

Here's the birthday card I've created.



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


A closer look at the Magnolia Stamps images being featured.


- Hip Hurray Tilda from the Special Moments Collection 2013


- Will You Be My Valentine from the You Are So Special Collection 2011

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, contact Diana and I'm sure she'll be happy to bring it in for you.
Other-brand stamps that the store carries include Stamping BellaWee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Crafter's Companion.
Also, they carry cutting dies!


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenges - L is for Lots of Layers
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #113 - Fancy and Use Pink
Crafting With Friends Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge #95 - Anything Goes w/optional add flowers
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #197 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #142 - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarker Week 355 - Summer Flowers
The Crafty Addicts Challenge 19 - Anything Goes/Say It with Flowers
The Ribbon Girl - July Any Image Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #303 - Favorite Embellishments (flowers and pearls)

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


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Inkadinkado 'Have a Great Birthday' and a computer generated one
Designer Papers:  K+Company Watercolor Bouquet paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Labels One, Classic Ovals and Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch; Die-namics Simple Leaf Flourishes
Punches:  Carla Crafts Small Cosmos; Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch; Michaels mini sun 
Embossing Folder:  Craft Concepts Ornate Treasures Collection: Secret Garden
Miscellaneous:   Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint and Victorian Velvet; ribbon 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: Touch BR99, Touch BR92, cinnamon, tan 
- hair and shoes Tilda #2: burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- pink shades:  694-T, 693-T, 692-T 
- olive green shades:  pesto, olive green, 5767-T, apple cider 
- 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, July 15, 2016

Have a Purr-fect Holiday Season - FFFC #168 'Christmas in July'

Hello.

We're starting a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  This challenge is being hosted by yours truly and I've chosen the ever-popular 'Christmas in July' for the theme.  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 Christmas card I've created.



This is what the inside of the card looks like.


A closer look at the Magnolia Stamps images being featured.


- Christmas Tilda With Cat from the A Little Christmas Collection 2012


- Tilda with Long Hair from the A Christmas Story Collection 2012

Magnolia Stamps are available from our sponsor, Magnolia-licious. 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, contact Diana and she'll be happy to bring it in for you.


Challenges for this card:
ABC Christmas Challenge - N is for No Rules
Aud Sentiments Challenge #159 - For a Girl + A Sentiment
Crafting With An Attitude July Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar July Challenge - Punches and/or Dies
Cut It Up! Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Challenge #69 - Christmas in Summer
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #19 - Anything Goes/Say It with Flowers
Scrapy Land Challenge #45 - Anything Goes (using dies from Spellbinders, Memory Box, Poppystamps)
Southern Girls Challenge - Floral Frenzy
Star Stampz Challenge - Celebration

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:  My Mind's Eye Be Merry paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One and Labels Five; Crealies Creative Flowers 05; Memory Box 98188 Holly Vine and 98732 Winterberry Sprig; CC Designs Mistletoe; Poppystamps 1259 Boddington Tree Cluster  
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, 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 umber; Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- hair and boots Tilda #2:  Touch BR102, cinnamon, tan
- teal shades:  563-T, 337-T, 331-T, pastel green
- green shades:  olive green, 5767-T, apple cider
- pink shades:  burgundy, antique pink, 702-T, 701-T
- cat and bell:  cocoa, raw sienna, mustard, apricot 
- sign:  vanilla, ivory
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, 5527-T  

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Gift Bags and Tags - Magnolia-licious July 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've created these gift bags along with the gift tags to showcase the Mini Magnolia Stamps images.  The size of the Mini Tildas is just perfect for gift tags.


These aren't really proper bags.  For each bag, I've actually just made a little white box and wrapped a piece of coloured cardstock around it.  Then I decorated the bags with punched paper laces, ribbons, flowers and diecut leaves.


I've filled each box with mini Lindt dark chocolate squares...yum.


Taking a closer look at the Mini Magnolia Stamps images being featured.


Mini Tilda with Cross Necklace from the Special Moments Collection 2013 - Mini

Magnolia-licious has a large selection of the Mini Magnolia Stamps and they are currently having a HUGE SALE on these mini stamps.  They can be purchased at an unbelievably price of only $1.50 each!!!  Check them out HERE!


Challenges for this project:
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #202 - Make Your Mark  
Card and Scrap Challenge #121 - Anything Goes
Colouring in Scrapland Challenge #13 - Todo vale/Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs Challenge - Flowers and Lace
Crafts Galore Encore July Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #113 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge #97 - Anything Goes w/optional twist Ribbon and/or Bows
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #313 - Add a Sentiment
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge for July 12-18 - 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:  Papers from my scrap bin 
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Six; Lifestyle Craft Designs Nesting Circles; Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland; Die-namics Simple Leaf Flourishes; CC Designs Leaves 
Punches:  Martha Stewart French Scroll border; EK Success Scroll + Hearts edger and 2-in-1 Medallion Plate; one-hole hand punch; Marvy Uchida Star
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamps pad Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans, Victorian Velvet and Rusy Hinge; ribbons 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
- pink dress and socks:  694-T, 693-T, 692-T  
- hair and shoes Tilda #2:  cocoa, raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow
- orange dress:  terracotta, spice, honeycomb, apricot
- balloon:  firebrick, burnt orange, coral
- hair and shoes Tilda #3:  chestnut, terracotta, spice, apricot
- blue dress and hair bow:  midnight blue, twilight sky, denim blue, pebble blue
- rose:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, 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, July 05, 2016

Be Yourself - Magnolia-licious 'CAS'

Hello.  Happy Tuesday.

We're midway in our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The theme is 'Clean and Simple (CAS).'  I hope you'll join us--there's one more week before the end of the challenge.  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.



This is just about as clean and simple as I can make it...ha ha.  Difinitely not my style!  Looks only half-finished to me.  My fingers are just itching to add some embellishments, LOL.  So I'll probably end up doing that at some later date.

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


- Jester Tilda from the Princes and Princesses Collection 2012

The stamp for the above image 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:
Craft Galore Encore Challenge #31 - July Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge #94 - Anything Goes with optional CAS
Creative Fingers Challenge #112 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #132 - Colours of Summer
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge Week 27 - CAS
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #37 - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld Challenge #13 - Use patterned paper
Penny Black and More Challenge - July Anything Goes with a Stamp
Southern Girls - Anything Goes

That's it!  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:  me+my BIG ideas Fashion District paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain

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:  burnt umber, caramel, sandstone
- red shades:  berry red, 1797-T, heatwave, sunset, red, 178-T 
- orange shades:  chestnut, terracotta, spice, apricot 
- green shades:  olive green, 5767-T, apple cider, 617-T
- yellow shades:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, 5527-T  
- ground:  caramel, sandstone, cool grey 4-T

Thursday, June 30, 2016

You Make Miso Happy

Hello.

Just a short posting here to share with you a Double Diamond Fold card.



If you spread out the card, you can see all the different folds and panels that make up this card style.


If you're interested in the template for this card, I've posted it in a posting below this one, or click HERE.

A closer look at the Magnolia Stamps image being featured.


- Life Is a Soup Tilda from the You Made It Collection 2016

This stamp and other 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 she'll be happy to bring it in for you.


Challenges for this card:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #318- Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - July Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #167 - Shabby Chic
Crafty Friends Challenge #34 - Inspired By a Song ('You've Made Me So Very Happy' by Blood Sweat and Tears)
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenge #99 - 3D
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #18 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #141 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door June 28 - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

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


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Basic Grey Kioshi Lilo
Dies:  Spellbinder Labels Thirty-One, Classic Ovals and Die D-Lites Blooms Two; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Die-namics Simple Leaf Flourishes 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick 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:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone  
- pink shades:  702-T, cocktail pink, 701-T, baby pink
- yellow shades:  mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup   
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 2-T cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, 5527-T  

Double Diamond Fold Card Template

Hello.

This is my version of a Double Diamond Fold Card.  Here are a couple samples of the Double Diamond Fold cards that I've created.



If you google Double Diamond Fold Card, there are a few available templates on the internet for a card that sits on the bottom tips of the double diamonds--the middle panel doesn't touch the ground.  I wanted my card to sit on the middle panel itself instead.  So, I've created this template for a card with that design.  


Click HERE for printable Double Diamond Fold Card Template in PDF.

That's it!  Happy crafting.

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  

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