Wednesday, July 01, 2015

O Canada

To all my fellow Canadians, Happy Canada Day!


Friday, June 26, 2015

Wishing You a Fairy Happy Day - FFFC #142 'Fancy Folds'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

We're kicking off a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  And woo-hoo...I'm hosting this challenge and I've chosen 'Fancy Folds' as the theme.  We have two sponsors for this challenge:  Marinanne Design and Sweet Lilac.  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. Don't forget to check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's what I've created.


Seeing that Marianne Designs is sponsoring us for this challenge, I've used a few of their dies to create the floral arrangement:
- Marianne Designs Creatables LR0111 Flowers
- Marianne Designs Creatables LR0151 Garden Branch
- Marianne Designs Creatables LR0122 Poinsettia With Veins

This is called a lever card--probably because the centre panel swings like a lever.







I used my markers and coloured pencils to do the colouring.  Added glitter to the fairy wings.
The template or measurements for the lever card you can find it HERE, except instead of a square centre panel, I used a Go Kreate die to create a shaped centre panel.

Here are close-ups of the digital stamps being featured--they are from A Day For Daisies.


This first one is called  Fairy Hope.


This one is called I Wish, but this digi stamp is no longer available for purchase.


Challenges for this card:
Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Fancy Folds
Fairytale Stampers Challenge #57 - Anything Goes
Crafty Time June Challenge - Girls, Girls, Girls
Morgan's Artworld Challenge #1 - For the Ladies
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week #25 - Frame It
Sugar and Betty's Challenge - June Anything Goes
Marianne's Design Divas - Flowers (Creatables LR0111, LR0151 and LR0122)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Bingo Board (purple, pearls, flowers)
Craft Your Passion Challenge #267 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #227 - Leave a little sparkle (glitter on fairy wings)
Your Next Stamp - Colour Challenge #17

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:  Forever in Time Floral Fancy collection
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #10 and Medium Frames Frilly Rectangular #10; Marianne Design Creatables LR0111 Flowers, LR0151 Garden Branch and LR0122 Poinsettia With Veins; Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterfly Mini 
Punches:  Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch; Michaels mini sun (both punches for flower centres)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Seedless Preserves; Jewel Glitter Ritz micro-fine glitter Cool Highlights; 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 (1st fairy):  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone, coloured pencils
- hair (2nd fairy):  cinnamon, tan, putty, coloured pencils
- dress (1st fairy):  2607-T, 2665-T, lilac, 264-T
- dress (2nd fairy):  521-T, 528-T, pink pearl, fresh bloom 
- wings:  denim blue, cool aqua, pastel green, 263-T, 264-T
- flowers:  plum, 528-T, wild orchid
- dandelion stem:  pesto, apple cider 
- grass:  forest green, 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  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

For You - Magnolia-licious 'Things With Wings'

Hello.

Today we're starting a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The new theme is 'Things With Wings.'  For complete details of the challenge and how you can join in the fun, visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog site.  Don't forget to check out what my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

I've created a front-panel side-step card--template HERE if you're interested.



I do love fancy-fold cards.  This side-step style is one of my favorites.

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



Here are close-ups of the Magnolia Stamps I'm featuring--love these two adorable Tilda's, again two of my faves...


- Sitting Tilda With Butterfly from the Once Upon A Time Collection 2013
- Nativity Fence from the Nativity Collection 2012


- Bubbling Tilda from the Fairytale Collection 2010

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.


Come and join our challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and you will have a chance to win a Special Surprise from the Magnolia-licious store when you follow the rules and theme of our challenge.


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:
Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Fancy Folds
Kort 'o' Mania Challenge #132 - Flowers/La Det blomstrel
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #114 - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld Challenge #1 - For the Ladies
Sugar and Betty's Challenge - June Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #111 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - L is for Lace
Simply Magnolia - Dies or Punches
Craft Your Passion Challenge #267 - Always Anything Goes
Loves Rubbertamps Challege #157 - 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:  Chatterbox Poolhouse Stripe and Canopy Floral
Dies:  Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland; Spellbinders Die D-Lites Blooms Two; Memory Box 98458 Butterfly Vine and 98319 Willow Dragonfly; Poppystamps 1024 Cheviot Butterfly and 1028 Delaney Butterfly; Marianne Design Creatables LR0151 Garden Branch
Punches:  EK Success corner; Nellie's Choice Floral Punch Small Rose Flower; Fiskar Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch; Michaels mini sun 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans, Dried Marigold and Rusty Hinge; Jewel Glitter Ritz micro-fine glitter Cool Highlights; lace from Live and Love Crafts; 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, black coloured pencil
- dress (1st Tilda):  midnight blue, 652-T, china blue, capri blue, pastel blue
- dress (2nd Tilda):  terracotta, spice, honeycomb, apricot
- butterfly:  pesto, apple cider, 617-T, vanilla, saffron, apricot, honeycomb 
- fairy wings and bubbles:  denim blue, cool aqua, pastel green, 264-T, 263-T, apricot, saffron
- fence: Touch BR102, cinnamon, tan  
- greeneries:  olive, 5767-T, apple cider    
- ground:  sandstone, apple cider
- clouds:  cool grey 4-T, cool grey 3-T, cool grey 1-T
- blue sky:   
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Special Day- Magnolia-licious "W"ednesday #78

Hello!  Happy Wednesday!

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

Here's my card for this week's post...




and this is how the card looks like inside...


Sorry this card has the colour scheme and paper as the card in my previous posting.  I actually created this card first and then I had all this left-over paper pieces, so I used them up when making that previous card.

Here's a close-up of the delightful image I'm featuring...


She is called Amy designed by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps.

The stamp for this image is available from Magnolia-licious.  You can see the rest of the Wee Stamps/Whimsy Stamps collection HERE.

Check out also 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.  And don't forget to look at the dies too.

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:
Sisters of Craft June Challenge - Anything Goes
Live and Love Crafts Challenge #36 - In the Garden
Craft Your Passion Challenge #266 - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #141 - Include A Die Cut
Allsorts Challenge Week 315- Flower Power
Sister Act Card Challenge #110 - Anything Goes
Crafty Time June Challenge - Girls, Girls, Girls
The Corrosive Challenge #226 - Pile it on!
Digi Designs Challenge - Use die cuts!
Inspiration Destination Challenge #38 - 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:  DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl paper pad; American Crafts Baby Miss Muffet
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #4; Spellbinders Petite Ovals; Memory Box 98218 La Rue Flourish; Marianne Design LR0150 Branch Forest; Elizabeth Crafts 730 Curvy Leaves; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Poppy Stamps 1028 Delaney Butterfly 
Punches:  EK Success Retro Flowers (small medium, large medium); Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (for flower centres); Nellie Snellen Floral Punch FLP027 Small Rose Flower; Michaels mini sun
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Victorian Velvet and Wild Honey; 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, vest and boots:  burnt sienna, Touch 100, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- pink shades:  694-T, 693-T, 692-T
- green shades:  pesto, 5767-T, marsh green, apple cider
- yellow shades:  mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup 
- terracotta pot:  terracotta, spice, honeycomb
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- ground:  sandstone, caramel, cool grey 4-T 
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Friday, June 12, 2015

If Friends Were Flowers...

Hello.

I've got a new card to share with you.  This one is a friendship card.  I wanted to showcase a couple of newly-released stamps from Magnolia Stamps--they're adorable!



This is how I've decorated the inside of the card and I've placed another Magnolia Stamps cutie there.


Here are close-ups of the newly released Magnolia images I am featuring and their names:


- Cute Sakura Tilda from the newly released Sakura Collection 2015


- Golden Week Tilda from the newly released Sakura Collection 2015


The stamps for both the above images and other Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's 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.
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 I am entering with this card:
Sketch Saturday Week #364 - Sketch by Alex
Sketchy Colours #250 - Pink, green and yellow
Craft Your Passion Challenge #265 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #113 - Let's Get Stitched
Creatalicious Challenge #75 - Butterflies
Kort'O'Mania Challenge #131 - Real or fake stitching on the card
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #41 - Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown #248 - Frame It
Eureka Stamps Challenge #144 - 3 or more patterned papers
Inky Chicks Challenge #52 - Butterflies

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy today and have a wonderful weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl paper pad; Basic Grey Romani Archangel
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Three; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms, 98265 Vivienne Butterfly and 98264 Darla Butterfly; Crealies Creative Flowers No. 06; PoppyStamps 956 Lovely Tendril, 1024 Cheviot Butterfly and 1028 Delaney Butterfly
Punches:  Martha Stewart Corner Rounder; McGill Baby Blooms and Large Leaf; EK Success small Leaf; Michaels mini sun
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Wild Honey and Victorian Velvet; 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 (1st Tilda):  burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- hair (2nd Tilda):  cocoa, raw sienna, mustard, ivory, lack coloured pencil
- pink shades: 701-T, 493-T, 1767-T, baby pink
- green shades:  370-T, leaf green, green shoot, meadow green 
- yellow flower:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow
- flower pot:  terracotta, spice, honeycomb, apricot 
- 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, June 09, 2015

Fun in the Sun - Magnolia-licious 'Sun, Sea and Sand'

Hello.

Today being the second Tuesday of the month, it's time to start a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The new theme is 'Sun, Sea and Sand.'   To get complete details of the challenge and how you can join in the fun, visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog site.  Don't forget to check out what my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's what I've created as my DT card for the challenge--a tri-shutter card.



I haven't made one of these for a while--I love fancy-fold cards.  You can find the template for this Tri-Shutter Card HERE, if you're interested.

The scroll design corners were diecut and the sandcastle borders, starfish and crab were punched out using punches.  Other than those, the rest of the embellishments were cut out by hand.

When laid-out flat, the card measures 6" x 12", but it folds to 6" x 4" for easy mailing.



Here are close-ups of the adorable Magnolia Stamps images...(list of marker colours listed below)


Summer Bathing Tilda from the Sea Breeze Collection 2013


Summer Beach Tilda from the Sea Breeze Collection 2013
Bathing Ring from the Lazy Summer Day's Collection 2009

Magnolia stamps can be purchased from Diana's on-line store, 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, 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.


Come and join our challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and you will have a chance to win a Special Surprise from the Magnolia-licious store when you follow the rules and theme of our challenge.


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 #92 - Summer Fun
Sisters of Craft June Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Summer Fun
Quick Creations June Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Time Challenges for June - Girls, Girls, Girls
Aud Sentiments Challenge #133 - Bingo (diecuts, rubberstamps, markers)
Sister Act Card Challenge #109 - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #140 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #11 - Anything Goes

That's all for now.  Thanks for dropping 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 Baby Boy Stack paper pad
Dies:  Go Kreate Small Frames Frilly #10; Cheery Lynn Design B162 Lace Corner Deco B
Punches:  EK Success Beach Scene Edge, Circles, Starfish, Crab; Martha Stewart Grass Edge
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain

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 (1st Tilda):  burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- hair (2nd Tilda):  Touch BR99, Touch BR102, cinnamon, tan, black coloured pencil
- blue shades in clothing:  279-T, cobalt blue, 283-T, 277-T, powder blue
- green shades:  pine, 370-T, apple, meadow green
- orange shades:  spice, apricot, oatmeal, saffron
- sky and clouds:  icicle, 2707-T, 2717-T, cool grey 1-T, cool grey 3-T, cool grey 4-T  
- sea:  317-T, 3105-T
- sand:  champagne, pastel beige, khaki
- 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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