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, 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, 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  

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hello Spring!

Hello.  Happy Spring!

Yay...spring has arrived and I've got this beautiful image for a card to celebrate the season.


I see the clematis (armandii) vines blooming everywhere around my neighbourhood, so I've incorporated their flowers into my card.  I love clematis!!!


A closer look at the digital stamp from A Day For Daisies.


This image is called Morning Dew Fairy.

I've done my colouring with my coloured pencils this time, except for a couple of markers that I used to create the dotted background.  I've added glitter to the fairy wings.


Challenges for this card:
A Day For Daisies Challenge #143 - Add Pearls or Beads
Craft Your Passion Challenge #304 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #180 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap! Challenge LTSCB #74 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenges Week 11 - Spring Colours
Sketch Saturday Week #404 - Sketch
Simply Papercraft Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
Star Stampz Challenge - Think Spring
The Cutie Pie Challenge #97 - So Fairy Cute
The Ribbon Girl March Challenge - Any Image (yes, there's a yellow ribbon there, under the flowers)

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


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Purple Ditsy Floral and Bold Basics paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Petite Ovals; Bosskut Design-a-flower #0680 Flowers; Whimsy Stamps Large Leafy Flourish; Dee's Distinctively Floral Leaf Set 2  
Punches:  EK Success Corner Rounder; Carla Crafts Medium Cosmos
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; Glitter Ritz microfine glitter; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  
- coloured pencils:  Faber-Castell Polychromos and Art Grips, Prismacolor Premiers and Verithins
- dotted background:  Letraset Pantone Trias 5507-T, 5527-T 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

2-Tier Box Tutorial

Hello.

The 2-tier box (pictured above) that I posted in my previous posting, HERE, was the first 2-tier box I made. I encountered a few small problems while putting it together.  I've made a few adjustments to the original design and measurements.  So this tutorial is for, though not exactly the same, a similar 2-Tier Box.  And I like to think it has better construction.

(The measurements on my scoreboard are in inches, so the step-by-step instructions below are in inches.  For those of you who work in centimetres, I've included the templates in centimetres also.  However they're not exact conversion of the ones in inches.  I used the same template drawings though because I'm too lazy...hee hee...to draw another set of templates and just inserted the cm measurements, so they're not to scale, okay?  The metric box is a wee bit smaller, but the measurements are ones that I think are easy to work with.  And yes, you can fit 4 Ferrero Rocher chocolates in each drawer...yay.)

Cardstock pieces required:
one - 7 1/4" x 7 1/4"
two - 9" x 9"
one - 6 1/2" x 6 3/4"
one - 6 1/2" x 7 1/4"


LID


Printable PDF:  2-Tier Box - Lid
Printable PDF:  2-Tier Box - Lid (in centimetres)

Step 1
Place the 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" cardstock piece on the scoreboard and score at 1", 2", 5 1/4" and 6 1/4".
Rotate cardstock 90 degrees to the left/right and score again at 1", 2", 5 1/4" and 6 1/4".



Step 2
Cut and fold as per template above.


Step 3
Glue in place to form your lid.



DRAWERS (create 2)


Printable PDF:  2-Tier Box - Drawer
Printable PDF:  2-Tier Box - Drawer (in centimetres)

Step 4
Place the 9" x 9" cardstock piece on the scoreboard and score at 1 1/2", 3", 6 and 7 1/2".
Rotate cardstock 90 degrees to the left/right and score again at 1 1/2", 3", 6 and 7 1/2".



Step 5
Cut and fold as per template above.


Step 6
Glue in place to form your drawers.



SIDES


Printable PDF:  2-Tier Box - Sides
Printable PDF:  2-Tier Box - Sides (in centimetres)

Step 7
Score the two pieces of cardstock by referring to the templates above for placement of paper on the scoreboard.
- score at 1/2", 3 5/8" and 6 3/4" (on the 2nd piece only)
- rotate 90 degrees and score at 1 5/8" and 4 7/8"



Step 8
Cut and fold as per templates above.


Step 9
Join the 2 pieces together as shown below.


Step 10
Glue in place to form the sides of your box.


Step 11
Glue one of the drawers as shown below, to form the right-side bottom drawer.



Step 12
Glue the other drawer a shown below, to form the left-side top drawer.


Step 13
There you have it!  Now you can decorate the box as you desired.



I'm working on decorating my box further with cutie images and embellishments.  I'll post it when I'm done.

Edited July 2017:  It sure took me a while to getting around to it, but here's finally the finished product!



That's it for now.  Have fun crafting!



Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Easter 2-Tier Gift Box and Card - Magnolia-licious Easter Blog Hop

Hello.

Our Easter Blog Hop at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog gets under way today.  To get complete details of the challenge and how to play along with us, please visit the challenge blog.

If you're already taking part in the Blog Hop and have arrived here from Chris' blog, then you're on the right track.  If you didn't come from her blog then you just may want to start at the beginning.  Here's a list of the participating DT gals in blog hop order:


Here's what I've created for this Blog Hop--it's an Easter Gift Box along with an Easter card.


Taking a closer look at the gift box first.



The box opens sideway to reveal that it's actually a 2-Tier Gift Box.  Cool, eh?


I saw a model of this box on Pinterest, loved the design so I tried to recreate it.  I made the drawers just large enough so each can be filled with 4 Ferrero Roches chocolate pieces...oh yum!


Edited:  I've now posted the tutorial/templates for a 2-Tier Box that you can find HERE, if you're interested. 

Now, for the greeting card, it's really a Surprise Pop-Up Card.


There's a tab at the top/back of the card that you pull out.  The centre panel slides upward to reveal a surprise message/sentiment.


There's a Surprise Pop Up Card tutorial at the Splitcoast Stampers site HERE if you're interested.

Here are close-ups of the Magnolia-Stamps images being featured.


Tilda Hiding Easter Egg from the Little Easter Collection 2013


- Tilda with Her Rabbit from the Special Moments Collection 2013


- Tilda With Egg and Chicken from the Little Easter Collection 2013

These stamps 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 currently until the end of the month, all regular size Magnolia stamps are on sale at 40% off. 
And other-brand stamps that the store carries include Stamping BellaWee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Crafter's Companion.

There are two ways to win during our Easter Blog Hop:
- Bunny Scavenger Hunt (my hidden bunnies are in the picture below).
- Enter a project following the Hop theme below.

Both winners will win a $20 Gift Certificate from the Magnolia-licious store.

How to play:
2.  Leave a comment on DT's post during the hop.
3.  Count the Bunnies in each of the DT posts and send the total to Cathy Lee at cathylee.co@gmail.com using "Easter Bunny Scavenger Hunt" in the subject line.

Scavenger Hunt Picture

For your next stop, HOP over to the blog of the super talented
to see what she has to share for you.


Challenges for my project:
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #102 - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #13 - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Challenge #15 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girlz Challenges - February Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenges - Bunnies Everywhere
Die Cut Diva's March Challenge - Something Spring
Dies R Us Challenge #44 - Shaped Cards (list of dies below)
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia Challenge #131 - Add Some Flowers
Sisters of Craft March Challenge - Anything Goes
Where The Heart Is Challenge #7 - Easter/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:  Basic Grey Wisteria Cornflower; My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus 
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #3; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Die D-Lites Blooms Two; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; CC Designs Olive Branch; Elizabeth Craft Designs 730 Curvy Leaves
Punches:  Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (flower centres) 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Wild Honey and Dusty Concord; pearls and hemp cord 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, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair Tilda #1:  burnt sienna, cinnamon
- hair Tilda #2:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow
- hair and boots #3:  walnut, terracotta, spice, apricot  
- bunny suit:  raw sienna, honeycomb, apricot, vanilla, buttercup
- purple/violet shades: spring lilac, amethyst, orchid, lavender
- yellow shades:  mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- pink egg:  peony, baby pink 
- blue egg:  duck egg
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- grass:  apple cider, olive green, forest green, pine 
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

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