Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My supposed to be Tilda...

Have you ever had one of those cards that's intended to be for this or that and it doesn't exactly work out? Well, this, is one of those cards. Firstly, I wanted to enter the Totally Tilda challenge of Chocolate and it started out ok, but ended up a little more carmel...hope it's still acceptable. Second, I was going for vintage, but I'm not sure I got there, lol. What do you think? I was hoping to use the Papertake Weekly sketch, but I def didn't get that, though, I tried and tried. Lastly, MDUC is have a Christmas challenge...I'm pretty sure this will qualify

I made Tilda's background on my computer with the help of some frames by Rhonda Fahrer. I colored her with copics(pic of those below), I propped her up on the frame pinned on foot down and left one forward so it's as if she's swining her legs.

Here's what it looks like when opened
sorry it's so blurry.

The saying...I came up with.

Well, there you have it...I think I'm happy with it. Well, all except for those colors never seem to blend well for me...don't know what the deal is with that. The background paper is also one I made with the help of another Rhonda Fahrer layer...think I'm really starting to like those things. The carmel cardstock is DCWV. The punch I used is EK Success. Lace is from my stash and the flowers are Wild Orchid. K, so, now what do you think...does it work or did I totally bomb this one? Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Totally Tilda: Chocolate
MDUC: Christmas in July
Just Magnolia: Vintage

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lexi's Creations Challenge- Paper Piecing

Good morning Everyone! It's Monday and time for another challenge at Lexi's and this week we wanna see some paper piecing. I really had fun making this one! Lexi's new girls are sooo cool! Anyway, everything but the bag on my girl 'Melissa'...which you can find here...was paper pieced. I pieced the purse twice to give it a little extra dimension. Melissa's shirt and all the background DP's are from Basic Gray's Koshi collection and the purse and shoes are regular paper that I colored with copics and pieced on. My card also follows this weeks sketch at Simon Says. Well, that's it for me, make sue you stop by and see the wonderful creations the rest of the DT has made. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
Simon Says: Sketch
Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tilda's feeling blue for christmas

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope this day is finding you well! It's July 25th and time for another Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long blog hop. It's also my birthday today, so happy birthday to me! I kept my card pretty simple today...mostly because I completely forgot about this and just finished it now(it's 3am, I will be tired tomorrow), but also because I had this idea to use this tilda sitting on a snowflake like she is. I was kind of at a loss after getting her on the snowflake...this is probably partially due to the fact that I didn't start working on this until midnight.
Here is is close-up of the sweet girl. I wasn't sure about the color combo I used B21&93, but I think it turned out ok. I'm not sure where the paper is from..I got it in a pack ages ago, but all the snowflakes were cut with my circut and the ribbon is from my stash. I am too tired to list all the copics but I will try to hop back on here later and get that done. Ok, so, if you've come here thru the blog hop your next stop is Tanja and I'm sure she'll have something wonderful for you. That's it for me for now, if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wild Orchid Candy

Look at this! Awesome, right! Want to win?? Wild orchid is celebrating the launch of thier new products with this awesome candy! All you gotta do is stop by Bev's and follow the directions for your chance at this amazing candy! Get going!!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Yellow anybody!!

Today I have a little Cupcake Kiki for you. You can get this little darling from All That Scraps in rubber and digi.

My card follows this sketch from Get Sketchy. Don't think it turned out too bad.

Here's Kiki close-up.
The dp is a yellow gingham digi I got for free from a lady who goes by sorry I can't seem to find the web address. All the cut-outs were made with my circut...this is the first time I've done those tiny butterflies and I'm so loving them. The flowers are Wild Orchid and all the pearly stuff is from Hobby Lobby.
I colored her with copics
Y000,11, 02

Close-up of the flower arrangement.

Ok, well, that's it! Hope you've enjoyed my card today..I really enjoyed making it! If you have any questions I didn't answer please feel free to ask! Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
All that scraps: Monochromatic
Get Sketchy: Sketch
Anyone For Anya: Be dazzled(my butterflies are glimmer misted, stickles, and red rhinestone)
Fussy 'n' Fancy: Stitches, Scallops, and Sparkle

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Christmas in July with Tilda

Hello all! So I know I've been a little crafty awol kids seem to be warping me of my creative juices. I'm soo looking forward to school starting! Anyway, I really need to get an early start on my Christmas they actually get sent out, lol. I have to make about 50 cards every year, so the earlier I get started the better and there seem to be lots of Christmas in July challenges going on...yay for me!

Here's a close-up of Tilda. You can't really tell in the pic, but her background isn't white, it's kind of a yellowish hue I made with chalks. I've also sprayed it with gold glimmer...I have a pic below you can see it in.

The flowers are Wild Orchid and the pearl sprays are from Hobby Lobby...colored with copics to match.

This ornament is from Inkadinkado...stamped on craft paper and sprayed with gold glimmer mist.

Here's the close-up of the glimmer around Tilda.

Well, I think that about does it. Sorry I have once again forgotten to photograph my copics...if you wanna know anything, please ask. The papers are K&Company...really lovin this paper pad! The background papers are just craft cardstock. The laces are from Hobby Lobby.

Updated to add: I've had some comments about the color I've used for her dress, so I thought I'd tell you how I made it! I started by coloring the whole dress in E53...was going for a I colored it with R29, 27, &24 in the same fashion I usually would(darkest to lightest). Decided I needed to go darker so I overlapped the red(where it would be darkest) with E33. Then, I just colored(with the correct shade of red) over any spots that looked too brown and layering more with E53 as well until I was happy with the results. If you try this remember that if the ink starts to look glossy, you need to stop and let it dry a bit before you continue. If it's coming heavy thru the other side of your cardstock you won't have too much more you can do. Hope this helps any who are interested!

Followed this sketch from Friday Sketchers
Have a great day!
Just Magnolia: Recipe-3 Flowers, 2 Papers, Ribbon
Friday Sketchers: Jacque's Sketch
Paper Sundaes: Lots of Layers
Fab 'n' Funky: Christmas in July
Fussy & Fancy Friday: Christmas in July
Wild Orchid: Say it with flowers

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Check out this awesome candy being offered by Elizabeth Bell! There's only a couple days left to enter, so go here to get the deets! Good Luck!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lexi's Challenge #18 Stitching

Hey, all! It's Monday, and time for another challenge at Lexi's! This week we wanna see stitching...faux or doesn't matter, just show us what you got! The sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen and the winner gets a 10 voucher to her store!

I used Lexi's Easter Egg Lillie and you can find her here. I know this is supposed to be an Easter image, but I'm going to use this for a 'new baby' card...I'm working on a 'Just Hatched' sentiment to put on the front.

Here is a close-up so you can see the faux stitching around Lillie. All the pieces for the card were were cut with my cricut(create a critter and storybook cart.) and the image was colored with copics. The pink is RV00 and the yellow is Y000. The bow was made with a bowdabra and the flower is prima. Well, that's it for me, make sure you check out what the rest of the DT has for you and join in on the challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!


Fab 'n' Funky: Get into shape
Stamp Something: 1 paper, 1 ribbon, & 1 image
Craftalicious: Cute

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Card and frame

Hey all! It's been a while, but I have been working on a little something and I"m finally ready to show it to you.
This is a picture frame and a wedding card I've made for my SIL and her husband. I've got a lot of pictures for this, so I'm just gonna post them and do any long explanations at the end.
Full view of the frame. The colors are terrible cause the paper was shimmery and I just could not get it to photograph well. The first photo is the closest I could get to the actual colors...hate it when that happens!

Flowers close -up. This is actually about right with the colors. All those flowers have been inked on the edges. You can find the template for the larger part here, and the centers are from Wild Orchid.
Criss cross card
Made my opening a little different

Pulled out
The inside stands alone. People like to display their cards and I wanted to give that option with this, so I added a little piece on the back that will allow this card to do that.

This is the little stand I made for the back.
Lastly I have a close-up of this adorable wedding couple. This image is so perfect for the card as my SIL and her husband had a small intimate wedding.
Ok, so that's it. Sorry for the load of pics, but I wasn't sure which ones to post. The papers are DCWV Luxury stack. The punch on the card is fiskers and the shapes around the couple were cut with my circut. Pearls are from my stash. Please forgive my terrible handwriting...this paper is slick and I couldn't print out on it.
The papers on the frame are from the same paper stack and the corners were cut with my cricut, storybook cartridge. The swirly pearl is prima and the ribbony stuff is from JoAnn's.
That's it for me today. Hope you have enjoyed my project! I will hopefully have something more for you in a couple of days. Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Just Magnolia: criss cross card
The Creative Cottage: No cards (my frame part of this)
Creative Card Crew: To Die for-use die cuts

Sunday, July 4, 2010

New Wild Orchid Challenge and Candy

Have you all been hearing around that Wild Orchid Crafts will be starting a challenge?? Well, I have and it's official! The first challenge will begin on July 12th and they are giving away the candy above to celebrate! If you want the candy(why wouldn't you,lol) stop by there new challenge site here and follow the instructions to win! Good Luck!


Thursday, July 1, 2010


It's me again! Today's card is features Butterflylove from Stitchy Bear Stamps this weeks sponsor for SMC. This is a little step out of the box for me as I don't normally do these types of images, but I really enjoyed coloring her. I knew that I wanted to try a darker card with her and when I sat down to color her I thought these papers would be perfect, so I tried to pick colors that would match well.

Here is a close-up. Those wings took me forever! They are a mixture of the lightests purples and grays and it took a long time to get them a way I liked them. I don't know if you can tell, but I have her placed with the lower backside of her dress in the frame, so it looks like she's walking out of it.
Would you believe I actually got the idea to put an open frame around her from my 6yr old son. He wanted to help me with my card, so I had him helping me go through my scraps to find something grayish and I found a couple of frames that made their way in there. I put the frames on my desk to put away later. After I was satisified with my findings I was just looking at everything and DS goes "I know, where's the girl?" then rifled through the papers to find her. Upon finding her he grabbed the frame and said"you can put her on...oh nope, she's too big." However he was on to something so I played around with the idea.

Well, I kept the card pretty simple since she has so much sparkle on her wings, so that about covers it. The frame and the words were cut with my circut...Storybook cart. I think the bling is Basic Gray and the papers are Glitz. Punch is MS. Hope you have enjoyed my card.
Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!

Creative Card Crew: Easel card