Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lil Christmas Evie

Hello, Friends. I didn’t think I had another Christmas card in me with all the cards I’ve made this holiday season. But I have one more that I’m entering into a couple of challenges before the yearend.
This is my first card using a Lil Lolita Stamp; her name is Evie. These stamps are so delicate and it was challenging to color with my Copics but I think she turned out very nice. The designer papers are from the Mistletoe collection by Memory Box.
I added white flock to Evie’s dress for dimension and used a few of my Gelly Roll Glitter pens for sparkle on her dress buttons, holly berries, lipstick and the bells. I also gave her shoes a coat of Glossy Accents.
I just love how it shimmers under the light.
Here are the Copics and Gelly Roll pens I used to color Evie.

This card is my submission to:
Stampavie and More - “Red” Challenge

Stamps: Lil Christmas Lolita Evie, Lil Lolita
Pattern Paper: Mistletoe, Memory Box
Cardstock: Ivory, The Paper Co.; Green Shimmer, The Paper Studio
Punches/Die Cuts: Infinite Loops Trim, Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Ranger; Ribbon, Offray; Poinsettias, Wild Orchid Crafts; Gold Pearls, Recollections; Barn Door Distress Ink, Ranger

I hope you enjoyed my card...Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I Love Powder!

This card is my entry for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. The challenge this week is “Snow much Fun!” So I got a chance to use these new snowy designer papers by SEI from the Kris Kringle collection.
I distressed the papers using my deckle edge scissors first then used my Tim Holtz distress tool over the cut. The deckle edge scissors gave it more of a rough edge. Then I used Charcoal ink from Color Box for definition. The papers have a touch of black throughout the collection and it really stands out nicely.
My stamp is called “I Heart Powder” by Victoria Case. She is so cute. I used one of my new favorite products, “Sparkly Fluff” for the fur of her coat. And gave her boots and skis a coat of Glossy Accents.
This is the inside of the card. I brought some of the design elements from the front into the inside of the card. I designed the sentiment using my PC with my CK Wintertype font.
Here’s a closer look. The font has snow on it. How clever is that?
And here are the Copics I used to color the image.

Stamps: I Heart Powder, Victoria Case; Snowflake, HOTP
Designer Papers: Kris Kringle, SEI; Gold paper, HOTP
Punches/Die Cuts: Oval and Fancy Tag, Spellbinders; Scandinavian Snowflake, Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Ranger Ind.; Ribbon, Michaels; Charm, HOTP

I hope you enjoyed my card...Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Anyone for a Cup of Tea?

I made this cute little gift for my mother and gave it to her during my visit to Illinois for Thanksgiving and I wanted to make another for my neighbors, Chance and Andy. This sweet little “Grab a Cup” with a selection of teas will accompany some homemade cookies and other goodies I made for their kids, A.J. and Abby.
This tea cup was designed by Lauren Meader and you can find it here. I used this sweet “Giggling Tilda” for the focal point of my project along with this cute Magnolia Tea Cup. It almost looks like Tilda’s yawning. I love a cup of tea before bedtime, especially if it’s a Chai Spice or Chamomile. It helps me to relax and reduces the stress of the day.
I used these adorable designer papers from Nana’s Kitchen Stack by DCWV. They are perfect for the theme of my gift.
And here are the Copics I used to color Tilda and the Tea Cup.
This is the “Grab a Cup” I made for my mother that inspired me to make another for the following challenges.

Magnolia Down Under Challenge – A Gift for You
Crafts and Me Challenge – Anything Goes

Stamps: Giggling Tilda & Tea Cup, Magnolia
Pattern Paper: Nana’s Kitchen, DCWV
Cardstock: Blue & Pink, The Paper Co.
Punches/Die Cuts: Eyelet Lace, Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Flowers, Prima; Ribbon, The Ribbon Spot; Fruit Punch Stickles, Ranger Ind.
Teas: Bengal Spice, Cranberry Zinger, Country Peach, Celestial Seasonings produced right here in Colorado; Green Tea & Brisk Tea, Lipton

I hope you enjoyed my “Grab a Cup” gift project...Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, December 24, 2010

It's Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I wish all of my wonderful blog friends and visitors a “Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.”

This will be my last Christmas card to show you this year.
I’ve been wanting to use this sweet Tilda with Fir stamp and I finally made time to make a card and enter it into a couple of challenges.
The designer papers are from My Mind’s Eye, “I Believe” paper pack. And I used a new product that I just purchased from Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design store called Sparkly Fluff. I’ve not seen this before and thought I’d give it a try. I used a very light layer on the fur of Tilda’s coat so that the cute curls of the stamp would show through. However, you can add multiple layers for extra dimension. I really like this product and it is likely to show up on more of my projects.
Here is a close up of the Sparkly Fluff on Tilda’s coat. The sparkle is subtle so that it still looks soft but very elegant.
And here are the Copics I used to color the image.

This card is my entry to the following Challenges.
7 Kids Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Just Magnolia Challenge Blog – Mina's Sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Card
Top Tip Tuesday - Get Embellishing

Stamp: Tilda with Fir, Magnolia
Pattern Paper: I Believe, My Mind’s Eye
Punches/Die Cuts: Large Ovals, Spellbinders; Botanical Scallop Edge Punch and Frond Leaf punch, Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Ranger Ind.; Ribbon, My Mind’s Eye; Sparkly Fluff, Our Craft Lounge; Flowers, handmade by Cathy with Prima “Got Flowers?”; Bead Spray, handmade by Cathy; Pearls, Recollections;  Sentiments, CHARLEE font from my PC

I hope you enjoyed my card...Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tilda Greetings

This card is my entry to the Friday Sketchers Challenge Blog. This is the sketch for this week.
And here is my card.
I was inspired by a Christmas ornament that I made many years ago. As I was decorating our tree this year, I thought, this would make a great element for a card. So I redesigned the window to fit my new Tilda stamp just perfectly.
I just received this new stamp in my Magnolia Stamp Club so I’m not sure what her title is but she says "Greetings" to me.
I used some cute designer papers from my Basic Grey Kioshi paper pack. Purple, yellow and green are one of my favorite color combos. They look so springy.
And here are the Copics I used to color Tilda.

Stamps: Tilda, Magnolia
Pattern Papers: Kioshi, Basic Grey
Cardstock: Ivory and Deep Purple, The Paper Co.
Punches/Die Cuts/Tools: Scandinavian Snowflake for leaves, Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Roses, WOC and Recollections; Large Purple Rose, Handcrafted by Cathy Lee; Pearls, Recollections; Fibers, Making Memories

I hope you enjoyed my card...Thanks for stopping by.


A White Christmas

This card is my entry to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. This is an Inspiration Challenge to make an almost entirely white card/project with a little bit of color based on this photo.
And here is my project. I made a Christmas ornament using all white with a small touch of color for dimension.
Christmas Morning Tilda is my star for this project and I colored her nightgown with the C0 series of Copics to look more like silver.
I added a coat of Angel Wings Shimmerz paint for a little shine to her gown and socks. I gave her lace a coat of Stardust Stickles as well as the raised portion of the embossed cardstock.
And here are the Copics I used to color Tilda.

Stamps: Christmas Morning Tilda, Magnolia
Cardstock: White, One Sheet Wonder
Punches/Die Cuts/Tools: Square Scallop, Sizzix; Sugar and Starry Night Embossing Folder, Sizzix
Embellishments: Stardust Stickles, Ranger Ind.; Ribbon, Michaels; Beaded Ribbon, Hobby Lobby

I hope you enjoyed my card...Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Big Present

Hello Friends!

This card I made is my entry to the Lily of the Valley Thursday Challenge. This challenge is a sketch challenge. I flipped the sketch horizontally so that my image isn't looking of the page.
I just love these LOTV stamps. I’ve acquired several of them and plan to use them more often. This one is called Big Present. This little boy reminds me of my grandson, Carter. So this card will go to him for his birthday in January.
I used mostly digital hybrid elements for this card. The papers and sentiments are from Echo Park’s “little boy” digital paper pack.
I made the balloons by stamping a Magnolia balloon stamp that had a frilly design and I thought it was too girly so I cut it out and used it as a template. I colored each with primary Copic colors and gave them a coat of Glossy Accents. Then I used my Sharpie Poster Paint pen (love this product; it is not opaque like some white pens) for highlights.
Here's the inside of the card.  
And here are the Copics I used to color the image.

Stamps: Big Present, LOTV
Pattern Paper: Little Boy, Echo Park
Cardstock: Red, Yellow & Blue, Echo Park
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Ranger Ind.; Ribbon, American Crafts; Floss, DMC

I hope you enjoyed my card...Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Big Announcement Giveaway by Suzanne Dean

Hello friends!

I just got back from reading Suzanne Dean's blog today. She is giving away some wonderful prizes for a good cause to support our military service families, the "Fisher House Foundation." Please visit for more details. Suzanne is so talented with such a big heart and this is a great way to give back. I am proud to call her my friend.

We love you, Suzanne!

Many Hugz,

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Happy Sunday!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…Wow, can you believe it? There’s only 13 days until Christmas and I got all of my shopping done finally. I shopped online a lot this year instead of braving the crowds.
I made another card last night and finished it up this afternoon. This is one of my favorite Magnolias, Unwrapped Tilda. She was the star in a lot of my cards this year.
I created a gate fold card this time just to mix it up a bit. I used some pretty pattern papers from DSWV’s Christmas paper pad.
Here's the inside of the card. I used my Martha Stewart Snowflake punch around the page. I absolutely love these products. They are so versatile and inspires my creativity.  
This is a closeup of Tilda. I used some gold tissue paper, crumpled it up then glued it to her box for added texture and dimension. And never forget the Stickles. When I think of Christmas I always think of glitter.
Here are the Copics I used to color Tilda. When I first started to match the reds in the pattern paper, low and behold none of the reds matched. Then I realized it's more brown than red so her dress was colored with the E0 series.

I'm submitting this card for the following Challenges.

Stamps: Unwrapped Tilda, Magnolia; Sentiment, Hero Arts
Pattern Paper: A Christmas Combo, DCWV
Cardstock: Brown, Bazzill; Cream, HOTP
Punches/Die Cuts/Tools: Snowflake Punch around the Page, Martha Stewart; Circle cutter, Fiskars; Tim Holtz distressing tool, Ranger Ind.
Embellishments: Poinsettias, Wild Orchid Crafts; Ribbon, American Crafts; Candy Cane Stickles, Ranger Ind.; Red Pearls, Recollections; Gold Tissue Paper, Hallmark

I hope you enjoyed my card...Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Traveling Tilda

Hi, Friends…

Well I have another card for you this evening. I’ve been entering a lot of challenges lately but that’s because I’m so inspired by all of my blog friends that I can’t stop. :) I would love to retire and just make cards and paper projects all day. Of course, that’s not gonna happen anytime soon…lol
I used the lovely Traveling Tilda stamp with the Spring Fence  by Magnolia for a Mother’s Day themed card.
I used my Inkadinkado Stamp-a-ma-jig to mask the fence and Tilda together. I love this tool with stamps that are not clear. It makes masking a breeze.
These are the Copics I used to color the image.

I’m submitting this card for the following challenges:

Stamps: Traveling Tilda and Spring Fence, Magnolia
Pattern Paper: DeLovely, Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock: Blu and Dk. Green, The Paper Co. Lgt. Green and Pink, HOTP
Embellishments: Kiwi Pearl Pen, Viva Decor; Light Green Pearls, Hero Arts; Ribbon, Amercian Crafts; Flowers, Prima; Stardust Stickles and Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Ranger Ind.; Sentiment, CK Enchanting Font

I hope you enjoyed my card.
Thanks for stopping by...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Nixie the Snowflake Fairy

Hello Friends…

I have another card to share with you today. This one I entered in the CMC Challenge group. The challenge is called "Snow" so I immediately thought of these adorable little Sweet November stamps. Meet Nixie, my snowflake fairy. She looks so delicate don't you think?
She is available at All that Scraps and is a digi stamp. There are three stamps of her and I love them all.
I used my BoBunny’s Midnight Frost for my pattern papers. I love the blues in this paper pack and have used it on several projects this year. They are perfect for a winter theme.
I decorated the inside and put a gift card in the pocket. This one is going to my mother in Illinois.
Here is a close up of the sparkly glitter. Stardust Stickles has become one of my favorites. It really makes an impact with blue hues.
These are the Copics I used to color Nixie.


Stamps: Sweet November Nixie, C.C. Designs; Merry & Bright Sentiment, Stampendous
Pattern Paper: Midnight Frost, BoBunny
Card Stock: Burgandy, The Paper Company

Punches/Die Cuts: Scandinavian Snowflake punch and Artic Snowflake punch, Martha Stewart; Double Crochet Lace punch, EKSuccess; Tag, HOTP Template 
Embellishments/Tools: Beaded Ribbon, Wrights; Silver Ribbon, Michael's; Light Blue Pearl Pen, Viva Decor; Rhinestones, Michael's; Diamond Glaze, Judi-Kins; Stardust Stickles, Silver Embossing Tinsel, Faded Jeans Distress Ink and Foam Blending tool, Ranger Ind.

Hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks for stopping by...
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