Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Four Little Sweeties

Hello, dear friends.  I have a short post for you today.  I have made four little note cards for a friend of mine.  It was a request which I'm delighted to fulfill.

They are 4" x 3" and I made envelopes to match.  The DP I used is from the same stack so all the colors coordinate, but a different pattern on each.

Please visit Diana's store to see the huge and discounted stock she carries.  Hundreds of dies, varied stamp companies and lots of accessories needed to make your cards.

Here they are:
From left to right I've used...
#392 Tilda with Ribbon Shoes (no longer available)
#3031 I Give You a Rose Tilda
#3044 Lazy Tilda
#388 Tilda With Knee Socks

A closer look at each...

This is how I finished the inside of each card.  The sentiments are from a retired SU stamp set called God's Way...

Thanks for stopping by to view my blog.  Your comments are always much appreciated.

Blessings and hugs,

Magnolia-licious™ New Challenge. Push, Pull or flip; cards with motion


Hello, Magnolia Friends!
We have a new challenge for you this week
and our theme is..
Push, Pull, Flip  Cards with motion 

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.

I found a video online to make this neat card. 

This is the front of my card.  I've used SU DP and card stock, a Martha Stewart punch for the border, The sentiment is SU "Blooming With Kindness" retired set.

This is how the card opens.  the flap, which was held in place by the emblem in the circle, lifts up and over the sentiment circle

The next panel drops down to reveal my Virgo Tilda who is perched on a small panel of matching DP.  I've decorated the salutation panel with the stamped emblem and a few dots and lines at the perimeter of the panel.

Here is that upper panel with Tilda and some sentiments stamped all over the panel.

A quick side view to show you kind of how it works.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you will be inspired to join in the fun on the Challenge Blog and by leaving your comments on other DT blogs, will have a chance to win a surprise package from Diana, the lovely owner of Magnolia-licious.

Blessings and hugs,

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Magnolia-licious™ B L O G H O P Time Theme" Summer Fun"

Hello friends and welcome to Magnolia-licious's™ third Blog Hop of 2015.
This one is a winner and you're going to see some awesome projects done by my DT buddies.

So here is how it works.  You need to start at the very beginning of the hop and you can find the order here at the Challenge Blog.  From beginning to end each of the DT are linked to the next in line so it's easy to follow along.  However...if you get lost or you are jumping in at my blog, please click on the link to take you directly to the Challenge Blog to start at the beginning.

So, you should have just hopped over from Katie's delightful blog to get here.  If you somehow missed her, just click on her name and it will take you directly to her blog.  From my blog, you will hop on over to Julie's awesome blog.  Just click on her name and you'll hop right there.

Here is how I interpreted our theme...

I call this "A group Hug" as I have three projects and will explain each one individually.

 My first project was to make a new cheque book cover. Summer means travel and that involves spending and I needed a new cheque book cover soooo badly.  Here I've used #213 Summer Beach Tilda and used the Out of the Box technique to fit her on the front.  I also did some embroidery on each project.  I started out with just one 6 x 6 inch piece of designer paper, but I managed to used a piece of it on each image.

Here is a closer look at sweet Tilda.  I've used Copic Markers for my coloring with a dash of pink chalk for her cheeks.  I mixed and blended Y32 with BG10, 72 and 57 for her bathing suit and hair bow.

On the back of my cheque book I embroidered and pretty patter that reminded me of waves and sewed the pattern with a Bermuda colored variegated thread.
My second project was to add a Tilda to the front of my little metal note book with pen.  It's small and easy to through into your beach bag to make to do lists or exchange addresses with a new friend.  Here I've used #275 Tilda with Lace Jeans.  Can you see how I've used a small piece of that DP to paper piece her jeans?  There is no embroidery on this piece as I wanted to keep the surface completely flat.  I did finish the entire image piece with some Microglaze to protect it from finger prints and spills - like chocolate Ice Cream!

Here is a closer look at how I colored her.  These two pictures didn't turn out so well, she is really cuter in real life.
Summer is THE time to grill and have friends over and just kick back and relax.  I made this little gift bag to take as a hostess gift (with something inside of course).  Here I've used #244 Burger Tilda and #535 Tilda's Barbecue.  I stitched a little corner flare in colors to match the flames on the grill.  I also stamped off the burger in Tilda's hand and popped it up with a dimensional. I've used a scrap of my DP for Tilda's apron. 
Here is a closer look at Miss Tilda and her tasty burger.  Hard to tell that the burger is 3-D.

Here is the flip side of the gift bag.  What is summer without ice cream????  This is PL14 Tilda with Dripping Ice Cream.  I used the same corner embroidery but used a soft colored embroidery thread that reminded me of ice cream.

A closer look.  I gave Tilda some chocolate ice cream and used some Glossy Essentials on the ice cream. I've used again, a scrap of that DP for Tilda's outfit. 
Well my dears...we've come to the end of my portion of the hop.  From here you're going to Julie's blog to continue your hop.  Leaving a comment in each gal's comment section puts your name in for a special surprise gift from Diana at Magnolia-licious.

Thanks for hopping along with us.

Blessing and hugs,

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