Monday, December 31, 2012

A bit of exciting news...for me!

Woo-hooooo.....  I am joining the talented ladies of the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Blog.  I am honoured and delighted to have been asked to join their Design Team.

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The challenges are on alternate Fridays.  The theme for the current Challenge #79 is Furry Friends.  Hope you'll be able to play along with us.  Don't forget to hop over to the challenge blog HERE to get more info on how to join the challenge and get inspired by the fabulous cards created by the DT gals. 

Bye for now!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas To You!

Hello, everyone!  And a Merry Christmas to all of you!  I hope you're all having or going to have a fabulous time with family and friends.

Okay, I promise this is the last advent calendar card that you are going to see on my blog...that is the last card this year!  LOL.  I had planned for this card to be posted on Christmas day, so I've set the advent calendar date to Dec. 25 when I took the pictures, before giving the card to my sister and her family. 



This image of Tilda in Winter Light, is I think still my all time favorite Christmas Tilda...or one of...LOL  She is from the Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010 from Magnolia.  The bench is a CC Designs Sugarplums Park Bench image.

Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store, is an excellent source for your Magnolia images.  You can find both full-size and mini stamps.  However if you can't find the one you want there--like this Tilda one because it's out of stock as it's from a 2010 collection--ask the lovely Diana if she can bring it in for you.
Oh, and check out also the adorable images from the upcoming With Love Collection 2013.  They are ready for pre-orders!


I've coloured my images with markers--Letraset Promarkers and Pantonte Trias.  I didn't do any masking, but rather I've cut the Tilda image out and then for an added 3D effect mount her on foam tape.  I've used some liquid appliqué to add patches of snow on the bench and the overhanging branches and pinecones--I love that liquid appliqué! My friend Christine--she's a doll-- sent me a tube of that stuff.  A tube goes a long way!  Thanks, Christine!
Don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but I added glitter to the snowflakes and the snow on the ground.  Oops, forgot to sprinkle some yellow/gold glitter around the lantern so that it looks like the light is haloed around it...agghhh!!!

Challenges for this card:
Crafts and Me #115 – Winter Wonderland Bumper Christmas Challenge
Basic Grey Challenge 84 – Anything Goes
Tilda's Town  – Challenge #32 – Something Christmas 
Unique Crafters - All about Christmas 
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations #54 – Anything Goes as long as it's festive
You, Me and Magnolia Challenge #4 - Christmas
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #59 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas #103 – Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas 
Top Tip Tuesday Challenges #92 – Anything Christmas goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate the visit. 

Enjoy the holiday season.  And please stay safe!!!


Materials Used:
Stamps used other then mentioned above:  Inkadinkadoo 'Winter Wonderland'
DP's: K&Company EB Visions of Christmas paper pad; Basic Grey euphoria/felicity; Making Memories BigDot Rouge Paperie
Dies: Dee's Dinstinctively Small Snow Covered Stacker Tree; Cheery Lynn Designs Pine Branches; Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles; Memory Box Whimsical Flourish; Crealies Creative Flower No. 18 for the larger snowflakes
Punches: Martha Stewart Scalloped Dot and Snowflake edge punches; Floral Punch Stamen FLP 012
Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; Marvy Uchida Liquid Appliqué; Jewel Ritz micro-fine glitter Cool Highlights; Zutter binding wire
Colouring Medium:  Letraset Promarkers and Letraset Pantone Trias (-T)
- face and skin--blush, coral, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and boots--umber, burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone
- red shades--burgundy, 702-T, 701-T, 692-T
- bench--umber, cinnamon, tan
- lantern--mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- white areas--warm grey 5-T, cool greys 1-T to 4-T

Saturday, December 22, 2012

White Christmas

Hello! 

It's getting close to Christmas, everyone!  Yikes, only 3 more sleeps!  Are you all ready for it?
I've been too busy to make any new card in the past few days--I don't know busy with what exactly though...LOL, there just seem to be too many things to take care of.  But here's another card I get to show you anyway.  And yes, it's another one of my advent calendar cards...hmmm.  I haven't done a white on white card for quite a while now.   It's one of my fave types, so I do want to make more of them.


Featured on this card is the adorable Tilda with Little Rudolph. Rudolph maybe little, but it looks like he's still a wee bit too heavy for Tilda to be lugging around...LOL. This image is from A Christmas Story Collection 2012 from Magnolia.


I've coloured the image with my Letraset Promarker and Pantone Tria markers. 

Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store.  This image is one of the more popular ones and it is out of stock already, but if you would like to have it, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  Have a look there at the other equally adorable images, both full size and mini stamps. Check out also the large selection of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs.

Challenges for this card:
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge - Happy Holidays
Tilda's Town Challenge #32 - Something Christmas
Crafts and Me Bumper Christmas Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Stamp! Challenge - Merry Christmas
Divas By Design Challenge #66 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Use any sentiment
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #54 - Anything Goes as long as it's Festive
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for your favorite punch and/or die (Marinanne Pine Tree die)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #194 - Christmas Time

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by.  You must all be extremely busy at this time of year, so I appreciate your visit.  Have a fabulous weekend!


Materials Used:
Dies:  Tim Holtz Festive Greenery; Marianne Design Creatables Christmas Tree LR 0136; PoppyStamps Picket Fence
Punches:  EK Success Snowflake; Martha Stewart Snowflake and Scallop Dot edge punches
Miscellaneous:  Crafts-Too embossing folder Pine Tree Scene
Medium:  alcohol-ink based markers--Letraset Promarkers and Pantone Trias





Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Gifts of Christmas


Hello.

Just a short posting here to show a couple cards.  I am using the same image, but have given the cards different designs.  Hope you like them.



This adorable image is of Tilda with Tag Gifts.  She is from the A Christmas Story Collection 2012 from Magnolia.


This image is so versatile.  Although she is from a Christmas collection, you can easily put her on a birthday card.

Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store. Have a look there at the other equally adorable images, both full size and mini stamps. Diana also has a selection of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs.

Challenges for this card:
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #177 - Christmas
Charisma Cardz Challenge #49 - Christmas Makes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #61 - Holiday Inspired
Divas by Design Challenge #65 - Use Some Red (entry is for the 2nd card)
Card Makin' Mamas - Happy Holidays
Cards und More Challenge #71 - Pearls
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #58 - Christmas
Bunny Zoe's December Challenge - Celebration
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #58 - 'Tis the Season (use Holly Flourish and Pine branches dies)

By the way, my sister was impressed with my pinecones...LOL.  I used one of the Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circle dies to make a diecut out of kraft paper, coloured it, cut it out with a scissor and then shaped it into a pinecone.  Do they look real or what...hee hee.


Thanks so much for dropping by.  I appreciate the visit.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Enjoy!




Materials Used:
DP's: I've used papers that were in my scrap bins, so I don't know their names, but I believe they were from Recollections paper pads.
Dies: Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Labels Fourteen and Petite Scalloped Circles (for the pinecones); Tim Holtz Festive Greenery; Cheery Lynn Designs Holly Flourish and Pine Branches
Punches: Martha Stewart Scalloped Dot edge punch
Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink pad Walnut Stain; Zutter binding wire; pearls from my stash
Medium:  Letraset Promarker and Pantone Tria markers

Thursday, December 13, 2012

'Twas the night before Christmas

Hello. 

I so enjoyed making the first two advent calendar cards that I decided to make that my theme for this year.  I usually don't have a common theme--I just make whatever I feel like making...LOL.  My plan was to make as many as I can for the people on my Christmas card list in whatever time allowed.  So, I have been busy making a whole bunch of them and then mailing them all out.  I won't show them to you all at once, but bit by bit.  If you get tired of seeing them, let me know...and I'll stop...LOL.

So here's one of them.  Keep in mind that I was rushing so the embellishments on all the cards have been kept to the minimum.



The images being featured here are all from the A Christmas Story Collection 2012 from Magnolia.  This is  Tilda on the Roof and of course she is sitting on the Snowy Roof.  I've actually extended the original roof image to cover the width of the card by hand-drawing more shingles.

 
Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store.  You can find both full size and mini stamps there.  Diana also has a selection of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs.
 
This is Edwin With Sack.  I don't see this Edwin in the store's inventory, so he must be out of stock.  If you would like to get him, just ask Diana if she can bring the stamps in for you.  
 
 
Both Tilda and Edwin were cut out and then mounted on pieces of foam tape.   Not that you can tell from the pictures, but I've added glitter to all the snow and snowflakes and the windows of the lantern.

Challenges for this card:
Simon Says Stamp! - What's Your Favorite? (Magnolia images, Tim Holtz distress ink pad)
It's a Magnolia Challenge - Create a Christmas card
Everybody-Art-Challenge #217 - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge #65 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge #222 - Merry Christmas
Totally Tilda Challenge #61 - Tilda Sitting Pretty
Tilda's Town Challenge #30 - Celebrate Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  Enjoy the rest of your week!


Materials and Tools Used:
DP's:  from K&Company Visions of Christmas paper pad
Dies:  Memory Box Whimsical Flourish
Punches:  Martha Stewart puncha around the page combo Snowflake, MS scallop dot edge punch
Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain, Glitter Ritz glitte; Zutter binding wire
Medium: Letraset Promarkes and Pantone Trias

Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy Christmas - Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge #10

Hello. Happy Monday! It's the second Monday of the month, so that means it's a brand new challenge at Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge. You can probably guess that our theme for this month of December is...Christmas. It's definitely coming!!!

So, here's my DT card...


I hope you will join us in our challenge. Hop over to the Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge Blog for more details on the challenge and prize. And for more inspirations, have a look a the fabulous cards of my DT teammates.

This winter fairy--isn't she adorable?--is called Holly. She is from Whimsy Stamps, designed by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps.


She is coloured with markers, Letraset Promarkers and Pantone Trias. I've added glitter to her wing and all the snow and snowflakes on this card--and all over my craft room too...LOL. I've added some liquid appliqué to the diecut branches.

Challenges for this card:
Sketch N Stash Challenge 102 - Sketch (new Whimsy Stamps image Holly)
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #61 - Holiday Inspired
Paper Play Challenges '12Week49 - Christmas is Coming
Stamp and Create December Challenge - Sparkly Christmas or Winter
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge #54 - Anything goes as long as it's festive
Everybody-Art-Challenge Challenge 216 - Christmas
Passion for Promarkers Week 178 - Mega Christmas Challenge - include the word 'Happy'
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 246 - Red and Green
Charisma Cardz Challenge #48 - Christmas
PaperPlay Challenges '12week49 - Christmas is coming
I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #146 - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #77 - I love Christmas
Basic Grey Challenge #83 - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Sweet Stampin' - Dies and/or Punches
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 161 - Oh no snow!
Simon Says Stamps! Challenge - Snowflakes

Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used:
DP's: 2 papers from DCWV Holiday Stack; one paper from Basic Grey Wassail Collection; one paper from DCWV The Nantucket Stack
Dies: Spellbinders Labels Three, Standard Circles and Petite Scallopped Circles (for the pinecones); Tim Holtz Festive Greenery
Punches: EK Success Snowflake; Martha Stewart Snowflakes edge punch; Nellie Snellen Floral Punch FLP 012 Stamen
Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; Marvy Uchida Liquid Applique; Glitter Ritz glitter; pearls from my stash
Medium: Letraset Promarker and Pantone Tria (-T) markers
- face and skin--blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes--umber, burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone
- red shades--crimson, poppy, berry red, 182-T
- green shades--forest green, apple, meadow green
- gold shades--raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow
- wings--264-T, 263-T, pastel green, cool aqua, denim blue
- shading--cool greys 1-T to 1-4, warm grey 5-T

Friday, December 07, 2012

A Merry Christmas easel card

Hello.

Just a quick post here to show you another Christmas card that I just finished--and by tomorrow it will already be on its way in the mail.  LOL...I am making these xmas cards and sending them as fast as I can.


And yes, it's another easel card...

 
 
The stamped image from Magnolia that I am featuring is of Tilda with Saffron Buns.  She is from A Christmas Story Collection 2012.


I have coloured Tilda with markers--my collection of Promarkers and Pantone Trias from Letraset. 
The stamp for this image is available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store.  Diana also has a vast selection of other Magnolia images, both full-size and minis.  Check out her selection of dies

The stamp for this adorable image is available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store.  Diana also has a vast selection of other Magnolia images, both full-size and minis.  If you don't see the stamp that you want there, just ask Diana and maybe she can bring it in for you.
Check out also the variety of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs that are available there.

Challenges for this card:  (hmm...I wonder if this is too much...but then everybody is having a similar theme...LOL)
No Matter Which Challenges #5 - Christmas
Unique Crafters December Challenge - All about Christmas
Dutch Magnolia Chickies Challenge #34 - Make a Christmas Card
Simply Magnolia - 'Tis the Season
Sketchy Colours Challenge #141 - White, red and green
Deep Ocean Challenge #40 - So this is Christmas
Everybody-Art-Challenge #216 - Christmas
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge - Happy Holidays
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #91 - Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #62 - Holiday Inspired
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 246 - Red and Green
Charisma Cardz Challenge #48 - Christmas
PaperPlay Challenges '12week49 - Christmas is coming
I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #146 - Anything Goes
 
Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your visit.  Have a wonderful weekend!



Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiment Stamp:  Hampton Art Merry Christmas Circle
DP's:  2 papers from Basic Grey Wassail collection
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Frames Frilly #5; Nellie Snellen Multi-Frame dies Eastern Circle; Spellbinders Classic Circles; Magnolia doohickey Poinsettia; Cheery Lynn Pine Branches
Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; pearls from my stash
Medium:  Letraset Promarkers and Letraset Pantone Trias (-T)
- face and skin--blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair--umber, burnt sienna, cinnamon, tan
- red shades--burgundy, antique pink, 702-T, 701-T, 692-T
- green shades--pone, apple, meadow green
- buns--burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone
- cool greys 1-T to 4-T
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