Monday, September 26, 2016

Your Special Day. Celebrate !

Hello.

Just wanted to share this birthday card I made for a special birthday.  I created a lever card...and there are quite a few pictures below!



The card front has a window and the centre panel works like a 'lever' that fits through the window.




If you're interested in the template for this Lever Card, you can find it HERE.

A closer look at the Magnolia Stamps images being featured:


Bright Tilda--it's a Special Edition Stamp


- Birthday Tilda from the You Are So Special Collection 2011


Challenges I'm entering with this card:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #331 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #318 - Flowers/Nature
Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #81 - Birthday
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #147 - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld Challenge #19 - More than One Fold
Petal Lu Aloha Friday Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #263 - Cards of Many Folds
The Pencil Case Wk 29 - Anything Goes Crafting Challenge
The Ribbon Girl - September 'Use Any Image' Challenge

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


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Webster's Pages
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Ovals and Petite Ovals;  Noor! Design/Joy! Crafts 6002/0359 (flourishes) and 6002/0157 (flowers); Memory Box 98261 Kaleidoscope Butterfly and 98743 Kensington Border (small butterfly) 
Punches:  EK Success Small Rettro Flowers; Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1corner punch (flower centres) ; Michaels mini Sun (flower centres); Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (flower centres); Martha Stewart Rose Leaf  
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain 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 and shoes Tilda #1:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- hair and shoes Tilda #2:  walnut, terracotta, burnt orange, spice, apricot
- red shades:  berry red, flex R665, 185-T, lipstick red, 178-T
- stems and leaves:  5767-T, apple cider  
- green dress:  forest green, 370-T, Touch 47, leaf green, green shoot 
- 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, September 16, 2016

Congratulations on your Wedding Day

Hello.

I've got just a short post today.  I have a wedding card to share with you.



No designer/patterned paper used as I wanted to keep it all white (except for the dark grey frames).   I used an embossing folder for added texture.  Then embellished it with ribbon, diecuts, flowers, pearls, etc. for a more 3-D effect.

A closer look at this gorgeous Stamping Bella image being featured.  I luvvv this image!  


This stamp is called Uptown Couple Brett and Brenda Get Married (available from the Stamping Bella shop HERE.)


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenges - P is for Pearls
Creatalicious Challenge #99 - Pick a Tune ("Make You Feel My Love" by Adele)
Creative Corner Challenges - No Patterned Paper Allowed
Dragonfly Dreams September Challenge - Monochrome
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge Wk 37 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge LTSCB #85 - Flower Power
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #59 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft Challenge #36 - Anything Goes
The Pencil Case Wk 28 - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl September Card 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 weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Dies:  Spellbinders Curved Borders Two and Petite Ovals; Crealies Creative Flowers 05; Die-namics Simple Leaf Flourishes 
Embossing Folder:  Taylored Expresssions TEEF26 Bubbles
Miscellaneous:  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
- Brenda's hair:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone  
- Brett's hair:  walnut, terracotta, spice, Touch BR101
- Brett's suit:  cool greys 3 - 5 
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- leaves:  5767-T

Friday, September 09, 2016

Dance to Your Own Music - FFFC #172 'Music'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

It's time to kick off a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Tone is our hostess for this challenge and the theme is 'Music - notes, instruments, dance, think wide.'  And we're being sponsored by Noor! Design UK.  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 play along with us.

This is the card that I came up with for the challenge.



Here's a view of inside the card.


A closer look at the Magnolia Stamps images being featured.


- Moulin Rouge Tilda from the Once Upon A Time Collection 2013


- Happy Tilda from the Cozy Family Autumn Collection 2010


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenges - O is for Open
Craft Your Passion Challenge #328 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #88 - Let's Hear it for the Girls
Creatalicious Challenge #98 - Anything Goes w/optional Anniversary
Create and Inspire Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #115 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #146 - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More September Challenge - Add a sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It
Through the Purple Haze Challenge #108 - Some Attitude

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:  DCWV Berry Street Farmer's Market Stack paper pad; SEI Winter Song paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Eleven and Classic Ovals; Magnolia Doohickey Doily Flowers; Die-namics Simple Leaf Flourishes
Punches:  Martha Stewart Cosmos; EK Success Star
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Aged Mahogany and Stormy Sky; 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:  cocoa, raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow
- hair Tilda #2:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- red shades:  berry red, 1797-T, 1788-T, salmon pink
- boots:  cool greys 3 - 5  
- blue shades:  twilight sky, pebble blue, april shower
- 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, August 30, 2016

You're a Lifesaver! - Magnolia-licious 'Anything Goes'

Hello.

We're midway into our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The theme is 'Anything Goes'--what's easier than that!  The Design Team has created cards/projects to inspire you to play along with us.  Please visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to have a look at these creations and to get complete details on the challenge.

This is what I came up with for this challenge--a Thank You card.



The card is actually a twisted easel card.



A closer look at an older Magnolia Stamps image being featured.


- Ahoy Tilda from the Summer Memories Collection 2012

If you didn't know already, the Magnolia-licious store is closing its doors. Everything must go!  All stock has been heavily reduced and will continue to do so.  Now is your chance to find real bargains.   Check out the store, HERE.


Challenges for this card:
A Gem of a Challenge #176 - Summer Fun
Allsorts Challenge Week 378 - Use at least two dies
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Wk 20 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 125 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #114 - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu Pink Challenge - Floral
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun-Day Friday Challenge #153 - Cut It Up!
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #37 - Use a Die Cut
Simply Magnolia August Challenge - CAS or Fully Loaded
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Aug. 30 - 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:  Colorbok Blue Ivy; DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Four and Classic Ovals; Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland; Cheery Lynn Designs B117 Fancyful Flourish; Leane Creatief Multi Die Flower 005 (leaves); Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms and 98824 Eva Stem   
Punches:  Nellie's Choice Floral Punch Small Flower  
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Chipped Sapphire, Aged Mahogany 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 boots:  chestnut, terracotta, spice, apricot 
- blue shades:  midnight blue, 652-T, cornflower, 277-T
- green shades:  forest green, Touch 47, apple, meadow green
- red shades:  1797-T, 1788-T, 178-T, 177-T
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 3-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Have a Fairy Merry Christmas

Hello.

Just a short posting here to share another Christmas card.



A closer look at this delightful Sugar Nellie image I'm featuring.


This digital image, available from Funky Kits, is called Gift Wrapping
Colouring was done with alcohol-ink based markers along with a few coloured pencils.  I've add some cool-highlight glitter to the fairy wings.


Challenges for this card:
Allsorts Challenge Week 378 - Use at least 2 dies
Crafty Friends Challenge 39 - Use Lots of Glitter
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas challenge extra for August - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge - So Sweet
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #145 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge LTSCB #84 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Wk 34 - Something Beginning with F (fairy, foliage, flower)
Simply Papercraft Challenge 35 - Anything Goes
Sugar Nellie Challenge #139 - Anything Goes (last challenge...so sad)
The Pencil Case Wk 27 - Anything Goes

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Hope you're enjoying your weekend.


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Simple Stories Handmade Holiday paper pad; Recollections Holiday Traditions paper pad; Basic Grey Wassail Noel
Dies:  Spellbinder Labels Thirteen and Petite Scalloped Circles (for pinecones); Tim Holtz Holiday Greens; Magnolia Doohickey Poinsettia 
Punches:  EK Success Small Leaf (for hellebores); Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (for flower centre)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; Lindt Chocolate jingle bells, hemp cord and pearls from my stash; Ranger Liquid Pearls; Glitter Ritz Microfine glitter

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
- red shades:  berry red, 1797-T,lipstick red, 177-T
- green shades:  Touch G43, forest green, bright green
- golden yellow shades:  cocoa, raw sienna, mustard
- wings:  denim blue, cool aqua, pastel green, 263-T, 264-T
- squirrel:  grey squirrel, champagne  
- 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:  champagne, warm grey 5-T

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Be Merry - Magnolia-licious August Mini Magnolias

Hello.

Happy Wednesday! It's the day of the week that the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog dedicates to the 'Wednesday Mini Mangolia Challenge' where the design team showcases te 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.

Here's what I've created, a Christmas card using a Stamping Bella image.



A couple of favourite embellishments for me for Christmas cards are the tiny paper pinecones and hellebore/Christmas roses.  If you're interested in making your own, I've done the tutorials which you can HERE and HERE.

A closer look at the Stamping Bella image being featured:


- Uptown Girl Eve Under the Mistletoe is actually part of a 2-stamp set, an image-and-sentiment set with the sentiment stamp saying 'holiday wishes and mistletoe kisses.'

This stamp is available from Magnolia-licious, HERE.

And a heads-up, if you didn't know already, that the Magnolia-licious store is closing its doors. Everything must go!  All stock has been heavily reduced and will continue to do so.  Now is your chance to find real bargains.  Check out the store, HERE.


Challenges for this card:
Crafty Friends Challenge #38 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #326 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #144 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge LTSCB #84 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - It's Hip To Be Square
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #83 - Lots of Layers
Your Next Stamp - Sketch Challenge #46

That's it for me.  Thanks for stopping by and have a look.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy you day and the rest of the week.  


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Botanical Noel paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-One and Petite Scalloped Circles (for pinecones); Tim Holtz Holiday Greens; CC Designs Mistletoe; Memory Box Cherry Blossom (for flower centres)
Punches:  Punch Bunch Impatiens; Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (for flower centres)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage; 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:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- red shades:  berry red, 185-T, lipstick red, 178-T
- belt:  cool greys 3 - 5
- buckle:  gold, pastel yellow, buttercup
- leaves:  370-T, meadow green 
- 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, August 12, 2016

Happy Birthday - FFFC #170 'Pink/Cream with Lots of Bling'

Hello.

It's time to start a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  Our theme this time is 'Pink/Cream with Lots of Bling' chosen by the lovely Sharon, our hostess for this challenge.  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 play along with us.

Here's what I've created for the challenge.



A view of the card inside:


A closer look at the Magnolia Stamps images being featured.


- Tilda with Tag Gifts from the A Christmas Story Collection 2012


- Tilda with Love Potion from the With Love Collection 2013

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 Challenges - M is for Maiden
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #206 - Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenges CMC #83 - Let's Party
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #438 - Dressing Up
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge Wk 32 - Anything Goes
I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #315 - Birthday
In The Pink Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
Live and Love Crafts Challenge #50 - Happy Birthday/Anniversary
The Crafty Addicts Challenge# 21 - Anything Goes w/option emboss it
The Paper Shelter Challenge #259 - Punches and Dies

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:  Anna Griffin (swirly pattern); Chatterbox Rosey Bloom; checker-patterned paper from my scrap bin
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Frames Frilly #5; Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Six, Rose Creations and Standard Circles; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Penny Black 51-016 Dancing Leaves; Leane Creatief Multi die flower 005 (leaves)  
Punches:  EK Success Circle    
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Victorian Velvet; ribbon and rhinestones 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 shoes Tilda #2:  Touch BR99, Touch BR92, cinnamon, tan  
- pink shades:  694-T, 693-T, 692-T
- green shades:  apple cider, meadow green
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, 5527-T 
- ground:  champagne, warm grey 5-T 

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