Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Magnolia-licious Challenge - Add an Animal

Hello again everyone!  It's the fourth Tuesday of the month and time again to put forth another challenge for you.

This time our challenge is "Add an Animal" to your project.  You can use any of the sweet Magnolia Animal images or combine an animal with another Magnolia Image.  There is a huge choice out there and you can check out what's available HERE in Diana's Magnolia-licious™ store. 

We would love to hear from you so leave a comment
on the challenge blog or the DT blogs this
week for a chance to win a
surprise from Magnolia-licious.

This is called a "Sliding Pocket Card" and since I was just trying it out for the first time I had to make two.  This one is a 5 X 5 card and the images I chose are #392 Tilda With Ribbon Shoes from the newest Sakura Collection from Magnolia.
My other image is #430 "Cat" from a much older collection.
Here is what the card looks like when you slide the tab up.  The little cat moves up when the sentiment  panel is raised.  The sentiment here is from SU Banner Blessings set. 

The next card is actually the first one I tried, and it is an A2 size.The directions were obtained from Splitcoaststampers, and are available to members.

Here is a view of the Pocket Card with the panel not raised.  I used #488 Puppy Love Viola for this card and the sentiment is from SU "From the Herd" set.  I also used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder called Distressed Lines on the front panel.

Here is a closer look at Viola and how I colored her.  This card was sent to a friend who is recovering from a stroke.  I thought it would be a good therapy card - hehehe!

Here is the card with the panel lifted up.  As you can see, Viola moves with the card.  The inside sentiment is also from From The Herd stamp set.

All images were colored with Copic markers and most of the cardstock is from SU.  Ribbon, flowers, and other embellishments are from my stash.

That's it for me this week.  I'll be back soon with another project.  Our next challenge is the August Blog Hop, so I hope you'll be back to see what I've created for that one.

See you soon,
Many blessings,

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happy Hump Day!

Hello, hello friends. 

 It's Wednesday, and today my fellow DT buddy Norma Lee and I have the pleasure of presenting our inspiration pieces.

I have made a Criss Cross card using SU Blackberry Bliss and Some Hello Honey accents.

Here is my card:

The sentiment is from a retired SU set called Blooming with Kindness.  The large ribbon is a piece of retired ribbon from SU which I've had for eons.  I THINK it is Barely Banana, but I'm not sure.  The other bits of ribbon are Blackberry Bliss from SU.

Here is the stamped panel which lifts out by the little tab.  The image is #241 Tilly With Flowers from the Wild Rose Studios line.  She is available at Diana's online store and so much more.
 Here is a closer look at Tilly and how I colored her...The sentiment on this panel is from Hobby Lobby.

I'm sorry about the yellow tint to my cards lately.  I just have a new Light Box and it seems that everything has a yellow cast.  I'm working on remedying the situation.  I think a change of bulbs is in order. 

Well that's it from me.  I hope you'll be inspired to try some of the precious images from Wee Stamps, Penny Black, Wild Rose Studios, Saturated Canary, Candibean, From the Hollow Fairies and Doll House collection which Diana carries.

Many blessings

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Avast there me hearties!  

Well shiver me timbers, and blow me down, it's time for another fun and fabulous challenge at Magnolia-licious™ Challenge Blog.  For this month our theme is "Anchors Away"  (or is that Anchors Aweigh?) 

 Any WAY, we'd love for you to join in the fun and share your incredible creation with us...:-)

How to Play
Enter a project by July 31st
You must use a stamp from any stamp line
carried by the Magnolia-licious store
on your project
No Back-linking...NEW projects only
No more than 3 entries per person, per challenge please
Turn off Word Verification if you would like DT comments
One random winner will receive a
Surprise gift from Magnolia-licious.

For my project I purchased a journal from the NOW $1.50 bin at Michael's.  It came already decorated, so my contributions were pretty minimal.

My darling image is "Un-Anchor Tilda" #216.  She was just perfect for this theme!  She is an older image and no longer available in the regular size, but there is a Mini image available.
The Wooden Anchor is also from a bin at Michael's, the ribbon's tied to the coils are from my stash.

Here is a closer look at her.  She is colored with Copic markers on Cryogen White cardstock.  The mat around her is Real Red from SU.  The little gingham is a retired SU ribbon.  I use this with great care as they no longer sell it and I loved their pretty gingham.

I wanted to add a ribbon for a page marker so I had to come up with a unique way to attach it.  I had already colored this darling #253 American Bow Tilda.  I popped her on some SU Pacific Point CS attached the ribbon to the back of the journal and then secured her on top.  She is REALLY secured!  I used a heap of 1/2" ScorTape available from Diana at ScorPal.

I needed something to weigh the ribbon down so I went looking through my button bin.  I had two of these heart shaped buttons, ran a little Baker's Twine through the holes and then glued the buttons back to back sandwiching the ribbon between. 

So here's one more quick look at my journal...

Time to heave-ho for now, maties.  Hope you'll sail on over the the Challenge Blog and sit a spell with us under the Jolly Roger.

Many blessings,

Friday, July 3, 2015

A friend loves at all times...

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

I hope your holiday weekend will be very fun and very safe!  We never travel on this holiday weekend, so I have had some crafting time today.

This is the first 6 x 6 card I've made in a while.  I had almost forgotten how!!! GASP!!!

Here ya go.....

Here is #3044 Lazy Tilda from the latest collection from Magnolia!  Cute....tooo cute!
 The sentiment is from SU called Banner Blessings. The DP and cardstock is also SU.

A closer look at how I colored her....

This is the upper inside of the card with #03 Follow Me Tilda... This sentiment is from a retired  SU Kit called Hey There.

A closer lookie-loo......

Not nearly as elaborate, the salutation panel. 
 That all for today...I'm off to make dinner...Blessings and hugs...Barb

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Things with Wings...Magnolia-licious™ Challenge #2 for June

Hello again my dear friends. 

It's time for the second challenge of the month over at Magnolia-licious™ Challenge Blog.  Our theme this time around is "Things with Wings" (like kisses and prayers and feet that run to do good)  I hope you will join in with us and create something gorgeous and link your creation on the Challenge Blog.

We would love to hear from you so leave a comment
on the challenge blog or the DT blogs this
week for a chance to win a
surprise from Magnolia-licious.

Here is my card for the challenge...

I know this is a little different as I've not used a Magnolia image on the front of my card, but rather did a technique, Laser Cut with Dies, and used a Memory Box Die, Chloe Butterfly,  from Diana's shop, to create this bereavement card. If you click on the link it will take you to Deb Valder's You Tube site for her awesome video.

Here is a side view of the butterfly and how beautifully it stands out from the card base.

On the inside, upper panel I used this sweet angel Tilda #3047 Tilda with Floating Hearts.

I used the "Out of the Box" technique with her.  She is colored with Copics and has a little Stardust Stickles on her wings.

I kept the salutation panel quite simple so that a personal note could be added.

Please be sure to check out Diana's shop for remarkable sales on dies and for everything you might want or need to complete your project.

Blessings to you all,

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sun, Sea and Sand Challenge

Hello, ciao amici.  
I'm back with another Tuesday challenge.  This time our challenge is Sun, Sea, Sand.  The DT have been busy behind the scenes creating some awesome projects.  We hope you'll join in the fun and show us your delightful creations.

Before I go on, let me brag on Diana's wonderful online store, Magnolia-licious™.  She has a most outstanding array of stamps, dies, supplies, paper and flowers.

We would love to hear from you so leave a comment
on the challenge blog or the DT blogs this
week for a chance to win a
surprise from Magnolia-licious.

Well I got over ambitious for this challenge and made two cards.  I've used the same sweet image on each card, but totally different backgrounds and sizes.  So, here is my  FIRST card for this challenge... 

This one is an A2 sized card and kept it Clean And Simple (CAS) card.  I've used #213 Summer Beach Tilda and colored her with Copics.  The little flip flop is a die from the Magnolia Doohickey Club Volume ! Collection.  With summer upon us, I've been using a number of these dies on other projects.

Here is sweet Tilda up close.  I got the color for her bathing suit by combining some BG, B and Y copics.  It was an experiment, but I like the way it turned out.

I used a blue flip flop on the inside salutation panel.  The little flowers are from a Punch Bunch punch.

On the back of my card I added my signature stamp inked with rainbow ink and I added the little anchor die as well.  I also used some complimentary paper on the flap on the envelope.

Now here is the SECOND card I made...

As you can see Tilda is in an entirely different environment!  I've used lots more dies from the first Doohickey Die Collection, and added two sweet charms to the ribbon.  Those are from my stash.  I used a little more yellow in Tilda's bathing suit and I love how this turned out.
A closer look at the image, where I gave her some polk-a-dots and darker hair.

The upper panel of the inside.  More Doohickey Dies and the sentiment is from Create TLC.
The salutation panel.  More Doohickey dies.  I kind of buried the sea weed behind the Jelly Fish...sheesh...

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please be sure to stop by the other DT's blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win a delightful give-away from Diana.

Ciao, Ciao, amici

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

"W"ednesday time at Magnolia-licious™

Happy "Hump" Day!  Today is "W"ednesday at Magnolia-licious™ where each of the DT take turns sharing with you a project using an image from the other companies which are carried in the Magnolia-licious™ store.
We are back to share artistic varieties of:
Wee Stamps
Wild Rose Studio
Penny Black
Saturated Canary
From the Hollow Fairy Stamps
Dollhouse Collection
and Crafter’s Companion stamps
Enjoy the newest DT projects below…
…and don't forget to
leave a comment here and the DT
blogs for a chance to win the
Weekly Comment Prize.
For my project I've used #321 Bella Party by Wild Rose Studios.

I recently acquired several SU card kits and thought I would use that as my base card and add my own/other embellies

Here is the front of my card.  I added a button for the balloon and a little flower brad for the puff on the hat.  I've used Copics to color the image and a little chalk for the cheeks. I've been enjoying making CAS cards, as you can see this one is.

 A little closer look...

A close up of Bella and how I've colored her...

Thanks for stopping by today.  Perhaps you'll be encouraged to use one of the many images offered by Diana on her website.

Ciao, Ciao,

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Magnolia-licious Challenge - Pretty In Pink (wink, wink)

Buon Giorno amici!  Good morning, friends!  
We have a new challenge going on at Magnolia-licious™ Challenge Blog once again.  This time our theme is "Pretty In Pink" and for the next several weeks you can join in the fun and show off your paper crafting skills. I sure hope you will!!

Have you heard the latest from Diana's fabulous online store, Magnolia Stamps.  She is selling all Memory Box Dies at 40% off!  Yes you read that right!  ALL MB Dies at 40% off.  Many of them are listed for below $10!!  What a steal.

If you leave a comment on any/all the designers blogs, you will be entered into a drawing for a free gift from Diana.

So hop on over to the Challenge Blog, leave the girls some love by clicking on their names to go directly to their blog,  and best of luck in the drawing.

I have created another A2 sized card for this challenge.  This time I've used "He Loves Me Not Tilda" from the Lovely Duo Collection.  This item is no longer available in the store, but there are still several others available.  Each image comes with a matching sentiment.  What a great idea!

Here is "He Loves Me Not" Tilda set on a backdrop of pink, yellow and purple.  Such fun colors for the spring.  I also made a little matching envelope to send her in.
Tilda is colored with Copic Markers, except for her cheeks, which are done with chalk.  The DP's are from my stash box, the CS is from SU and the ribbon is a remnant from something!
Here is how I finished the inside of the card.  This sentiment is from SU "God's Blessings"
Thanks for stopping by.  It's always a pleasure to find out who's been reading my blog.

Many Blessings,
Ciao, ciao,

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Welcome back to my blog dear friends. I've been gone for such a long time - took a month long vacation, but I'm back now and eager to share with you a card I came up with using Libra Tilda from the Zodiac collection. If you are interested in any of the images you see me using, please jump over to Diana's online store and see what a wide selection of images at truly fabulous prices she has. You can find images from different companies, dies, flowers and even paper. 

I'm still making A2 sized cards and keeping them very simple.  I hope you like.....
This is #27 Libra Tilda.  She is colored with Copic markers and I added some flower soft to her scales to be like little flower pots.  The senitment is from  Bebunni, You Brighten my Day stamp set.

Here is a closer look at Tilda.  She is so cute!!!

I also kept the inside just as simple.  This sentiment is from Printworks Collections.
Sooooo!  That's it for now.  Hope you will come back next week.

Ciao, Ciao


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

"W"ednesday time again....oh, yeah!

It's "W"ednesday time, I'm back again and I'm so glad you are back again too!

For a chance to win the weekly “Leave a Comment” Surprise Package all you have to do is:
1.Leave a comment on any of the posts on the Magnolia-Licious Challenge blog.
2.Leave a comment on any of the Design Team blog posts for that week.
3.The more posts you comment on the better your chances to win.
4.Like us on Facebook at Magnolia-licious Facebook Fan Page.

My submission this week uses a Saturated Canary image called Canary Love.  I'm so in love with these darling images so I just had to work one of them into my posts.

My card is actually an A2 size and a CAS (Clean and simple) as well!  I think this could grow on me.  If you need to make quite a few cards in a short period of time, keeping it simple is a necessity.  
The paper used is from a pad called "Happy Day" by My Mind's Eye. 
 For this type of image, having a good selection of color is most necessary for the coloring process. 

 I have used Copics and a little Spica Atyou (on the head band).  The shading around the image also includes some Adirondack Lights Pigment ink. The ribbon is from my stash and the only embellie needed on this card.

Here she is, up close and personal...

The inside is clean and simple also.  I have used a pre-made card which was embossed on the front, so the addition of the little banner from Memory Box was perfect.
On the salutation page I just added a little sentiment from Bebunny that I thought fit perfectly with the theme of the image.

To complete my card I used some of the DP on the envelope flap.  I like this touch.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget to leave comments whenever you can to be entered in the free drawing.

Many blessings,