Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Three-Easel Card

Happy Tuesday everyone! It's the 4th Tuesday of the month which means it's a new inspiration challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Here's what I've created for my DT card. Do you like it?

Oh, I had such a hard time with this challenge. This is the picture that Pat, our hostess for the month of April has provided for the inspiration.

I couldn't think of what to make--a mind block, until the eleventh hour I think. In desperation I just went with the 2-Tilda theme.

This here is Tilda With an Armful of Tulips from the Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011 from Magnolia.
Hey, I think I'm getting better with my clouds..hee hee. But yuk, I really have to work on adding the grass. Right now I suck at it...LOL.

The other Tilda I've used is also from the same collection and this one is called Tilda With Her Bunny.

Ooh, both of these images are sooo... adorable, as are the rest of the Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011 that I just can't get enough of them. They are all available from Magnolia-licious on-line store.

In the process of making this card, I've a created a new type of card...woo-hoo. Or rather, I think have. What do you think? I haven't seen this type of card before, have you? You guys please let me know if you have. Please.

In the meantime, I am calling this a Three-Easel Card. It is actually 2 cards in one. The base is a gate fold card with a centre opening. You mountain-fold both side panels in half, thus you have easel #1 and easel #2. (Hint: you really really really have to put pressure on these folds because they tend to unfurl.)

Then inside the card, centered, is a mini easel card--this is your easel #3. So three-easel card!

I was trying to stay with the 2-Tilda theme, so I left the left easel image-less. And also I was rushing to finish this card...LOL. Hmm...I think I will add some punched butterflies here and there.

I am using this card as my entry for the following challenges:
All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge #9 - Marvelously Magnolia May Moments
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge #31 - Square Challenge
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Week 36 - Springtime
7 Kids College Fund - Challenge #19 - Easter and Spring

Thank you so much for dropping by. Your visit is very much appreciated.

I hope you will join us in our inspiration challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Have a look there at the fabulous projects that the rest of DT ladies have created to help inspire you. Links to their individual blogs are at by side bar also.


Other stamps used: Wheelbarrow from Magnolia's Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011.

DP's: Three sheets from My Mind's Eye Playful Posies paper pad, one sheet from Provo CRaft Super Slab 10 paper pad.

Tools: Martha Stewart Halloween Fence and Grass edge punchers, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eighteen and Petite Scalloped Circle, tiny flower punch from Michaels.

Monday, April 25, 2011



It's 25th of the month, so it's time for a Christmas card for the Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop (thank you to Julie for organizing it). Our group is part of the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group. Our air is to produce a Christmas card on every 25th of each month so that by the time Christmas comes around, we have at least eleven less card to make. I have already missed one month...sigh. I think I have to make up another card to make up...LOL.

A list of the participants and the start of the blog hop can be found at the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog. If you're taking part in the blog hop and have come here from Nadyne's blog, then you're in the right place. The next blog to visit after me is Peggie's.

This is what I have made for my Christmas creation. I have combined a full-size Tilda with 3 mini ones.

The panels were made with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Twenty. The letters were made with Fiskars template.

This is Mini Starlight Tilda from the Merry Christmas Collection 2010.

This is Tilda With Wreath from the Winter & Christmas Supplement 2007.

This is Mini Tilda in Winter Light from the Merry Christmas Collection 2010.

This is Mini Sitting Angel Tilda from the Merry Christmas Collection 2010.

All these Magnolia images/stamps can be purchased from Magnolia-licious on-line store.

The panels can be folded up (for easy mailing...LOL) and I have decorated the front of the card like this.

I've used my markers to colour these images. Although the minis take less time to colour than the regular-sized one, I'm finding it a tad difficult because the spaces are so small. I think I will try to colour them with my coloured pencils next time.

I'm using this card a my entry into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Challenge 66 - Recipe: sparkle, pearls, die cuts and the colour yellow.
ABC Challenge - S is Sparkle

That's all. Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by. I appreciate your visit very much. Now if you would like to continue with the blog hop, your next blog to visit is Peggie's.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hoppy Hoppy Easter


Oh I feel so bad when I don't have something to post for a while, but sometimes I'm just finding it hard to find the time to finish off my current project. Sound familiar?...LOL. But finally! Finally, I've finished this Easter card.

I've used a Magnolia image of Tilda with a resigned-to-be-hugged-looking rabbit called Tilda with Hanging Rabbit, from the just-keeps-getting-better Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011. This image and the rest of the collection are available from Magnolia-licious on-line store.

I am entering the following challenges with this card:

All That Scraps - Week 76 - Make your own flowers.
(Woo-hoo...this is right up my alley. I love doing this, but I think that's why I keep running out of time. ATS has provided links to 4 different flower tutorials, although I didn't use any of those. )

ABC DT Challenge - for April - Easter Card

Magnolia Down Under - Challenge #92 - Easter

Paper Sundaes - Challenge #65 - Texture

Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge #107 - Magnolia-licious

Cupcake Craft - Challenge #138 - Lots of Layers

Everybody-Art-Challenge - Challenge #138 - Pearls

Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge #30 - Open Challenge

Stamping for the Weekend - Challenge #7 - Easter

Creative Inspirations - Challenge #57 - Easter

Magnolia Stamp Lovers Easter Challenge

This is a side step card--I like to call it a front-panel side step card. I love this type of cards. I want to do many more of them, but...got to find the time!!! And I keep finding other new types of cards that I want to try...sigh.

Above and below are 2 views of how I decorated the inside of the card.

In keeping with the 'hoppy' theme, I've used this most adorable Bunny Tilda from the Hoppy Easter Collection 2010.

Thanks so much for dropping by. I really do appreciate your visits. Easter weekend coming. Woo-hoo.....I am so looking forward to this long weekend. I know, I know, mustn't forget the meaning behind Easter, but I am hoping for more crafting time...LOL.

Other stamp used: Stampendous Agapanthus Bloom.

DP's: We R Memory Keepers Comstock Collection Buttercup, the purple-coloured (yes, it's purple in real life, not blue like in the pictures) cardstock with the art nouveau design is from DeSerres art store--no name on the back, the other paper is a yellowish cardstock that I self-stamped.

Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten and Lacey Circles, Punch Bunch medium and small daisy punches, medium ash leaf, Martha Stewart Daisy Dot Edge Punch (smallest flowers for the centre).

Misc.: Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamps pads dusty concord and vintage photo, Recollections and Mark Richards pearls.
Medium: combination of alcohol-ink markers--Promarkers, Touch and Letraset Pantone Tria. Coloured pencils used to deepen the shades.

Template for the card if you're interested: cardstock size is 6 inches x 12 inches

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

More Butterflies - Magnolia-licious Challenge #11

Hello and a Happy Tuesday.

Today is the start of a new colour challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Pat is our host for the month of April and she has chosen the colours pink and green. Oooh, I love this combo--one of my favorites!

But first before I forget, a reminder that the Magnolia-licious Spring/Easter Extravaganza contest is still open until April 19--you have just one more week to enter your project(s). 4 chances to win the $150 and $75 gift certificates, and there are random prizes of $25 gift certificates. Click here for the details.

So now, here's my DT card.

This is the wonderful sketch that I used for the card. It's from Crafting Life's Pieces - Sketch Challenge #35.

Other challenges I'm entering:

7 Kids College Fund - Challenge #18 - Seeing spots.

Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional.

Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge #29 - Spring Has Sprung.

Make it Colourful
- Challenge #14 - Colouring Skies.

This is Beautiful Tilda and isn't she just that? I think of her as a butterfly fairy. She is from Magnolia's new Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011--ooh...I am just so loving this collection !!! This image/stamp is available from Magnolia-licious on-line store.

As with most of my Tilda's, I've stamped the image, coloured it and then cut it out (and the butterfly also). I stamped a second image, roughly coloured it and then did the background around the image. The cut-out Tilda and butterfly were then mounted on pieces of foam tape (or dimensionals).

Hey, how do you like the sky in the background? Annika has a fabulous tutorial on how to colour sky/clouds with Copics. I followed her instructions, but of course I used my Promarkers instead. More practicing to be done...

This is a new type of easel card they call a twisted easel card. I thought I had to try this out at least once to see if I like it...LOL. I still prefer the regular easel card though. However if you're interested in making this type of card, Pam Sparks has a wonderful tutorial (click here).

I hope you'll join us in our colour challenge. And to inspire you, have a look at the fabulous creations of my fellow DT members at the Challenge blog and to get the details, links to their individual blogs can be found there or on my side bar.

Thank you sooo... much for taking the time to drop by. Your visit is greatly appreciated. Have a fabulous week!


Other stamps used: Inkadinkado sentiment stamp 'It's a Beautiful Day'.

DP's: American Crafts Baby Miss Muffet, Chatterbox Scrapbook Walls Rosey Bloom, one sheet from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girls paper pad.

Tools: Dies - Spellbinders Nestabilities Peony and a new toy that I just got, the Nesties Labels Twenty (I love this one--it's lovely, don't you think?).

Punches - Martha Stewart Pop-Up Butterfly and Floral Lace Edge punchers, MS Monarch Butterfly Medium punch, Tiny Flower punch from Michaels $1.50 bin, Punch Bunch Ash Leaf medium and small punches, for the flowers on the bottom section of the card--EK Success Retro Flower medium and small punches.

Misc.: Mark Richards and Recollections pearls, Tim Holtz distress ink pad Vintage Photo for distressing my paper edges.

Medium: Alcohol-ink markers (Promarkers, Touch and Letraset Pantone Tria markers), coloured pencils to add some shadings.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Hello Little Butterfly

Hello everyone! Finally I have another card to show you. I love butterflies, I love flowers and I love spring. What's not to love!!!

The flowers are hand-made. I know they don't look too realistic because IRL they wouldn't all be facing towards you and I should have buds towards the top--hey, I'm still learning...LOL. I've added bits of yellow glitter glue to the butterflies.

I made this card using this wonderful sketch from Totally Gorjuss Challenge 74.

Other challenges for this card:

Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge 20 is asking for 2 colours/tones. I've tried to restrict myself to using just blue and green only. Even all the DP's only have the blue and/or green colours. But I've got bits of yellow there for the butterfly and grey for the stones. White doesn't count, does it? Oh well...

Paper Sundaes - Challenge #63 - Spring Blossoms

Double Dutch - Challenge #65 - Something Old (my Chatterbox DP's now discontinued), Something New (Magnolia stamp), Something Borrowed (the sketch) and Something Blue (colour scheme)

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Flutter By Wednesday - Challenge #149 - Open

Simon Says Stamps - It's time for Spring colours/Easter

Dutch Dare Card - Challenge #107 - Spring Has Sprung

This adorable Tilda image is called Hello Little Butterfly from Magnolia's new Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011. She is available from Magnolia-licious online store. The other images in that collection are just as adorable!!! Check the out! I have also used another stamp from that collection called Stone Pathway.

I've simply decorated the inside of my cards this way. I wanted to play around with the new Spellbinder dies I bought.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by. Your visit is very much appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend! Woo-hooo... I've got some gardening to do and then more crafting.


Stamps: Hello Little Butterfly and Stone Pathway from Magnolia's New Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011. Both images are available from Magnolia-licious, or rather they should be shortly as they are currently on re-order.

DP's: Chatterbox Scrapbook Walls Collection Sky Bias Stripe and Sky Lilac, one sheet from Provo Craft Super Slab 10 paper pad.

Tools: Spellbinders Labels Eighteen and Three, Spellbinders Floral Doily Accent, leaf punches from Nellie Snellen and Martha Stewart, flower punches from McGill, Punch Bunch and Fiskars hand punch, Tonic Studios butterfly punch.

Misc: Mark Richards and Recollections half pearl stickers, Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pads Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Candy winners

Happy Saturday!

I have drawn the 2 winners to my Blogoversary and Birthday Candy. I had 427 entries. I used the Random Integer Generator. The 2 numbers drawn are:

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:250
Timestamp: 2011-04-02 07:12:00 UTC

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:9
Timestamp: 2011-04-02 07:18:19 UTC

So that would be: Paula and Donalda.

Congrats Paula and Donalda!

Will you please e-mail me your mailing addresses? You have one week to contact me (by Friday, April 8, 2011 midnight). If I don't hear from you by then, I will redraw another winner.

Thank you everyone for participating. Have a wonderful and productive weekend.

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