Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wilma's Puppy Love

I have a new stamp that I just had to try out. I actually made two cards both using the Magnolia "Wilma with a rose" stamp. I LOVE this little puppy. It was a challenge to shade her coat, but I think I got better with practice. I realize now that I didn't do much highlighting though. . . oh well, next time.

Materials used:
DP - GCD Studios
Prima Flowers colored with BG72 & E35
Stickles - Crystal
Momento Rich Cocoa ink for distressing
Copics: BG10, BG72, BG75, E35, E42,
E50, E51, E55, E59

Sketch Saturday:  #139 Sketch
Simon Says Stamp:Animanl Antics
Paper Cutz: anything goes
Bunny Zoe:  Love is in the air
Tuesday Throwdown: #33 distressing
Stampavie & More:  #126 love
Pile it on:  Love is in the air

This is the first card I made. I thought it made a cute valentine's day card.  What do you think?

As always, I wish to THANK YOU for taking the time to look at my cards. I really do appreciate your time and comments.  : )

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tilda Blowing Hearts

 I love using stickles to add sparkle.
   Finally, I have had some extra time (didn't do laundry - hehe) to do some crafting.  I purchased some new valentine papers and have been chomping at the bit to use them. This is the first valentine card of several that I intend to make. I sure had fun with this one and yes, I finally remembered to keep track of what I was using.
Image: Tilda Blowing Hearts
Papers: "Hearts Strings with Foil" by Little Yellow Bicycle
            "Petite Prints" by Doodlebug Design, Inc
Embellishments: Heart Brads are Spare Parts from Paper Studio
                         Large flower from Prima Flowers
Stickles on wings, lace, hearts, and flowers
Copics:  Hair: E31, D35, D37
             Skin: YR000, E000, E21
             Dress: R81, R83, R85
             Wings & lace: W00

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

- All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge #6:  Queen of Hearts
- Do You Stack Up:  Challenge #3 PINK

- Totally Papercrafts Challenge: #50 Add a Heart
- Cute Card Thursday  Challenge:  148 Recipe
1 (image), 2 (brads), 3 (flowers)
- Pile It On:  Challenge #3  Anything Goes 
- Paper Cutz Challenge #75:  Anything Goes

Here you can see the foil parts of the DP.
 I want to thank those of you that leave comments on my blog. I really like to hear what you think. Being a newbie at card making . . . I need encouragement and constructive criticism . . . so THANK YOU !! 

I hope that you have a good week and can find some time to craft. : )

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

      Hello everyone.  Here it is Sunday evening (I should be in bed) and I'm posting a Birthday Card I just finished. I tried to go for a little more casual look with this card. I used the Friday Sketchers Sketch #135 which you can find here.   7 Kids College Fund is sponsoring this challenge and offering a $20 gift voucher!!
     This is a summer 2008 "Tilda Picks Flowers" stamp. I still need more practice on my shading with my copic markers, but I'm up to the challenge (hehe). You can't see it in these photos, but I did smooch (love it) the Tilda wings, the flowers she is holding, and all the round circles in the center pattern. I like to have a little bling on all my cards. Well, I better be off to bed or I'll never make it to work tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by to see my progress.

Simon Says Stamp: Time to party/celebrate
Moving along with the times: Birthday themed (plus circles) 
Creative Card Crew: Birthdays

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Romantic Tilda with Curls

Hi everyone. I have enjoyed the start of this new year with lots of crafting time. Alas, Monday I will have to return to work and will be back to weekends only in which to craft. I guess there has to be balance in my life.
Today I put together another card using Romantic Tilda with Curls from the 2010 Wedding collection. I created this card for the Magnolia-licious Highlites Recipe Challenge. The recipe consists of:  4 flowers, 3 types of patterned paper, 2 magnolia images (includes accessory, etc), and 1 ribbon (I used a looong ribbon). I hope that my ribbon does not disqualify my card. I really enjoyed the challenge and had fun putting this card together. I plan on using this card as a Thank You for the family of one of my students. They gave me such a nice surprise for Christmas that they really do deserve a home designed card. I hope they like it.

Thank you for taking time to look. : )

      Other Challenges:
Digi Doodle:  Challenge#39 - Anything Goes
CES Challenges:  Challenge #17 - Anything Goes 
ASC32:  Anything Goes
Crafts & Me Challenges:  Challenge #20 - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges:  Anything Goes

Friday, December 31, 2010

"Thank You" in Pink

Hi everyone. I've been busy today working on my "Thank You" cards. This is one that I particularly like. I used the "Tilda with Peony" stamp and colored her with Copic markers. You gotta love those copics. To go with the sparkle in the background DP, I used smooch on Tilda's dress and the peony she is holding. Then of course I had to color the corner flower embellishments and smooch them to match. I really had fun working on this card. I will get better on listing the specific materials used in my cards as I continue with card making (one of my New Year's resolutions).    Happy New Year !!

Cute Card Thursday:  Challenge 145 – Thank you
Just Magnolia:  Week 87 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges:  Cupcake 122 - Thank you
Stamp Something: Something with Glitter
Copic Creations:  Challenge #41 - Sparkle
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  Challenge #7 - Sparkle & Shine
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Be Thankful 

Monday, December 27, 2010

Vintage Blue Roses

 I thought this little Magnolia Tilda would be a perfect topper for the vintage looking blue rose paper. I really liked the colors used in the paper and copied them with my Copic markers on Tilda and her flowers. I especially enjoyed following the sketch by Lisa on the "Cute Card Challenge # 144". You can see the sketch and challenge information here.  Here is my entry, enjoy.

Other challenges:
Paper Sundaes Week #49 Cut It Out !
CES Challenges Week #17 Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 61 - for someone special

Snowman in Blue

I have wanted to use this paper with my new Magnolia Snowman stamp. I like the way it turned out with all the glitter and sparkle.  I am entering this card into the "Just Magnolia Challenge Blog # 86". This week's challenge is sponsored by 7 Kids College Fund with a $20 store voucher for the prize.  The sketch provided for this week's challenge was fun to work with. Check out the challenge here.

Other challenges:
Allsorts Week #83  Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad Challenge 102 - Merry Christmas
All That Scraps Challenge #5 Winter Where You Live