Monday, October 29, 2012

Season of Light...

Hello. 

I've made another Christmas card, but I've also made it an advent calendar--a way to do the countdown of the days in December until Christmas Day.


The daily date shows up in that punched-out circle window underneath 'December'.  The dates from 1 to 25 are arranged in a circle on a movable wheel.  You can rotate the wheel by moving that piece that shows up in that punched-out semi-circle at the right side.

I've made this into an easel card so you can put the advent calendar on display.

 
 
I'm not entirely too happy with this card.  It's too busy for my liking.  Bad choice is designer papers, I think.  DP's with simpler designs would have been better.  Oh well...

I am featuring one of the adorable Tildas from A Christmas Story Colletion 2012 from Magnolia.  She is called Tilda with Christmas Candle.  I have used my Letraset markers to colour the image--Promarkers and Pantone Trias. I've added some glitter around the candle flames.

 
The stamp for this and other adorable images are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store.  Diana has a vast selection of both full-size and mini-size Magnolia images.  And...the new Nativity Collection 2012 are ready for pre-order.

Also, take a look at the selection of cutting dies from Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Magnolia, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs. Diana also gives fast excellent services and discounted prices, as well as in-store credit for every order.

Challenges for this card:
I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #140 - Christmas is Coming
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #55 - Girls Only
Tilda's Town Challenge #24 - Merry Christmas
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge #20 - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges2 - Three (3 jingle bells)
Bearly Mine Challenge #58 - Easel Card
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #187 - Not Just an Ordinary Card

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  Have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiment Stamps: Hampton Art Sentiment Candle and Merry Christmas Circle
DP's: American Crafts pattern papers Jolly; Recollections paper pad Believe; Over the Moon Old Tractor Red Plaid
Dies: Magnolia Mistletoe Lace Border; Memory Box Grapevine Wreath; CC Designs Cutter Mistletoe
Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; jingle bells, ribbon, pearls, ribbons and glitter from my statsh
Medium: alcohol-ink based markers--Letraset Promarkers and Letraset Pantone Trias (-T)
- face and skin--blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and boots--umber, caramel, sandstone
- top, cap and candles--burgundy, 702-T, 701-T, 692-T 
- pants--olive green, marsh green, 617-T
- candle holder and candle flames--raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- white area and shadings--warm grey 5-T, cool greys 1 to 4-T


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Let it snow!

Hello!

With Christmas being just a bit over two months away--yikes, did you realize that?--I am going to be concentrating mainly on Christmas cards and projects for the next little while--until Christmas!  So here's a card that I've just completed.


And yes, it's another easel card!



I am featuring this adorable image of Snowy Tilda from Magnolia's new A Christmas Story Collection 2012.  Have you seen the rest of the collection?  The images are oh-so-cute!! Check them out at Diana's on-line store, Magnolia-licious.  A vast selection of the full-size andmini-size stamps from past collections are available a well.


Check out also the selections of cutting dies from Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Magnolia, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs. Diana also gives fast excellent service and discounted prices.  You also earn in-store credit for every order to boot--how sweet is that!

Challenges for this card:
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Up To You
Bearly Mine Challenge #57 - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #74 - Anything Goes
Tilda's Town Challenge #23 - Merry Christmas
Stamp and Create October Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Deep Ocean Challenge #36 - Anything Goes 
Everybody-Art-Challenge #209 - Bling
Scr@p-card Challenge #36 - Everything is allowed except squares or rectangles
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #153 - Bling It On!

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit and comment are very much appreciated.  Have a fabulous weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:

Sentiments Stamps: GCS Artstamps 'Let It Snow!'; Inkadinkado 'Warm Holiday Wishes'
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight, Venetian Motifs; Memory Box Bianca Snowflake
Punches:  EK Success Snowflake; Martha Stewart Snowflake edge punch
Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Vintage Photo; Coluzzle oval templates
Medium:  alcohol-ink based markers--Letraset Promarker and Letraset Pantone Tria (-T)
- face and skin--blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and boots--umber, burnt, caramel, sandstone 
- blue dress, hair bows and snowflake--midnight blue, 549-T, denim blue, pastel blue
- scarf and gloves--raw sienna, mustart, pastel yellow, buttercup
- dotted background--5527-T, 5507-T

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Special Day

Hello. 

I have a birthday card to show you. 


I made this into another easel card.

 
 
I've done a bit more work with the stamping--some masking work here in order to feature these 2 Magnolia images. 
 

 
The adorable gal is Happy Spring Tilda from the Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011--one of my fave Magnolia collections.  The Summer Cake is from the Summer Memories Collection 2011.  The images were coloured with Letraset Promarker and Letraset Pantone Tria markers.
 
Magnolia-lious, Diana's on-line store, is my source of Magnolia stamps, offering you a vast selection of both the full-size and mini stamps. However, if you don't see the stamps that you want there--both of these two images are currently out of stock--just contact Diana and she will be happy to order it in for you. Have a look also at the variety of cutting dies from Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Magnolia, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs. Diana gives excellent service, discounted prices and you get to earn in-store credit for every order.
 
Challenges for this card :
Midweek Magnolias Week #32 - Use the masking technique 
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Week #73 - Easel card
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp! Challenge - Dies and/or Punches
Divas By Design Challenge #56 - Anything Goes 

 

Thanks so much for dropping by. Your visits and comments are very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful week!
 
 
Materials and Tools Used:
DP's:  Basic Grey; Making Memories
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty-Three  
Punches:  EK Success Retro Flower medium and small; Nellie Snellen Jumbo Rose Leaves; Martha Stewart Rose Leaf; Michaels mini sun
Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; pearls from my stash; Coluzzle Oval template
 

Monday, October 08, 2012

Autumn Birthday card - Sweet Stamping Pixies October Challenge

If you're looking for my posting for the Magnolia-licious October Blog Hop, click HERE--or scroll down below this posting. 


Hello.

I am late with this posting..yikes!  I was supposed to post this earlier today...LOL...for the Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge Blog.  Today being the 2nd Monday of the month--it's still Monday here in my neck of the woods, LOL, although it's already tomorrow in Europe--it's time for a new challenge to be introduced.  The theme for the October challenge is Autumn/Fall

Anyway, I had managed to finished only the card front, took a picture of it and send it over to meet the deadline be posted in the challenge blog.  Took me today to finished the rest of the card...LOL.  Finally, here is my DT card.

 
 
I hope you'll come and play along with our challenge.  embellishments.de is our sponsor and they are offering a 10.00 Euros Gift Certificate.
 
Don't forget to visit our Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge blog HERE and be inspired by the fabulous cards of my DT teamies. 
 
I've made my card into a twisted easel card--I haven't made too many of this type of easel cards. 
 
 
 
Like the name says, it's an easel card with a twist.  If you're interested, my DT teamie Pam Sparks has a tutorial for this if you're interested, HERE
 
This adorable being featured is A Little Gift Tilda from Magnolia's Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011
 
 
 

Check out Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store for your source of Magnolia stamps. She has a vast selection of both the full-size and mini stamps. Check out also the selections of cutting dies from Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Magnolia, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs. Diana also gives excellent service, discounted prices and you earn in-store credit for every order to boot.
 
Challenges for this card:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #40 - Sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenge #213 - Autumn
I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #137 - Autumn Colours
Dutch Dare Card Challenges DDCC #185 - Fall is in the Air
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #55 - Fall is Here!
Fussy and Fancy Friday Week 73 - Easel Card
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 18 - Feeling Floral
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #151 - Anything Goes   
 
Thanks for stopping by.  I very much appreciate your visits and your encouraging comments.  Have a wonderful week!
 
 
Materials and Tools Used:
DP's:  Imaginisce Apple Cider.Fall In Love; a couple of DP's from my scrap bin--I think they are from Creative Keepsakes and Hot Off the Press
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Circles and Labels Fourteen
Punches:  Martha Stewart Woodland Branch edge punch; Marvy Uchida large and medium Daisy; Punch Bunch large Daisy 
Miscellaneous:  TIm Holtz distress ink stamp pad Vintage Photo; pearls and glitter from my stash
Medium:  alcohol-ink-based markers--Letraset Promarkers, Letraset Pantone Trias (-T)
- face and skin--blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair--cocoa, raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- dress--terra cotta, spice, honeycomb, apricot
- socks and gift--olive green, marsh green, 617-T, warm grey 5-T, cool greys 1 to 4-T
- wings--5527-T, 5507-T
- background--550-T, 5527-T    
 

Pink Macarons - Magnolia-licious October Challenge

Hello.  Happy Monday!

We're having our monthly blog hop earlier at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog, so you can take advantage of the extra time--until the end of the month--to play along with us in our challenge.

In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our theme is 'Think Pink Treats'.

The Magnolia-licious DT wants to help promote awareness/early detection and share what this Pink Think Month is all about with ALL women! We also want to honor all of those women that have or are currently fighting this disease and show our support in the fight!!! To show our support the DT has planned our own "Think Pink" Celebration and we hope you can all join in. Each DT gal has created some Sweet-PINK treats and PINK packaging to match using those beautiful Magnolia images. You can find some Magnolia stamps that were created specifically for Pink Ribbon Awareness at Magnolia-licious HERE.

For more details on the blog hop/challenge, on how to join us and the prize being offered, please visit the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog HERE.

If you're already taking part in the blog hop, then you've arrived here from Sharon's blog.  Hang in there--you are almost done.  I am the last stop...phew!!  LOL.
If you wish to start at the beginning, here is a list of my DT teammates in blog-hop order: 
Norma (you are here)
  
This is what I've made for our blog hop:  A Gift Box of Pink Macarons 


And yes, I baked those macarons myself! Cool, eh?
I tasted my first macaron when I was vacationing through France a couple of years ago.  Ambrosia!  I didn't think it was something you can home-bake, but as you can see, it is possible!  There were a lot of googling on the internet, sorting through dozens of recipes, watching lots of video tutorials, reading all the tips and tricks in making them and going through numerous batches of failed macarons.  But I think I can make decent ones now!!!  Woo-hoo...


To personalized by gift box, I've made this label.  The writing on the label was computer-generated and the adorable image is of BakingTilda from the So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Collection 2009.


The label is glued on top of the wrap-around for the box so that the box won't suddenly pop open and spill out all the macarons...LOL.

 
For the front of the box I am featuring a couple of images from Magnolia's Pink Collection 2008:   Pink Tilda with Heart and Pink Stitched Ribbon

 
 
 
 
A portion of the proceeds from this collection is donated to the Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research. 

Check out Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store for a large selection of both the full-size and mini Magnolia stamps.  Have a look also at the variety of cutting dies from Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Magnolia, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs. Diana gives excellent service, discounted prices and you get to earn in-store credit for every order.

Challenges for this projects:
Crafts and Me Challenge #104 - My Sentiments Exactly!
Just Magnola hAnglar and sTanglar Challenge Week 177 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Through the Window
Stampalot Challenge for October - Punch Away (used Martha Stewart punch all over the page Heart punch)

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit and encouraging comment are very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful week!  


Friday, October 05, 2012

Autumn Gift/Secret Box

Hello.

I just wanted to show you another secret box that I made using autumn colours.
This is the view of the front and side.

View of the back and side.


 
The box opens up to reveal 3 secret trays.  
 
 
If you're interested, see my secret-box tutorial HERE

I have coloured this oh-so-adorable image of Tilda with a Mouse, Peanut for the front panel.  She is from Magnolia's Turning Leaves Collection 2012.  Colouring of the images for this project was done with markers--Letraset Promarkers and Letraset Pantone Trias.

 
On the back panel, there is another adorable Tilda image from the same collection, this one is called Tilda With Daisies and Mushrooms.
 

 
I have used a mini stamp this time for the top of the box.  This is Mini Rose Scent Tilda from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012 - Mini.
 
 
All the Magnolia stamps I have used here are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store.  She has a vast selection of both the full-size and mini stamps. Check out also the selections of cutting dies from Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Magnolia, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs.  Diana also gives excellent service, discounted prices and you earn in-store credit for every order to boot.   
 
The two side panels are decorated the same way with this floral and foliage arrangement.  
 
 

Challenges I am entering with this project:
Stamp With Fun Challenge #181 - Autumn 
Dutch Dare Cards DDCC #185 - Fall is in the Air
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Divas By Design Challenge #55 - Use some textures
Promarkers Challenge #137 - Autumn Colours
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #57 - Autumn is in the Air  
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar Week 177 - Anything Goes with fabric option (my ribbon is my fabric...LOL)
 
Thanks for dropping by.  Your visit is very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!
 
 
Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiment Stamp:  Just Rite
DP's:  ChatterBox
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals, Labels Four, Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles; Crealies Creative Flowers No. 02; Memory Box Chloe Stem; CC Design Leafy Branch
Punches:  Punch Bunch large and medium daisy; McGill Small daisy; Carla Craft medium star; Michaels mini sun; Punch Bunch large impatient leaf
Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Vintage Photo and Dried Marigold
Medium:  alcohol-ink based markers--Letraset Promarkers and Letraset Pantone Tria markers  

Monday, October 01, 2012

Halloween Treat - Magnolia-licious Highlites October Challenge

Hello. Happy October!

It's time for a new challenge at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge BlogAngela is our hostess this October and she has chosen 'Halloween Project (no cards)' as the theme for our challenge. 

I struggled in deciding what to make.  Finally decided to make Treat or Trick bags--well, they're treat bags really, no tricks in them...LOL.  With time running out though...yikes, I was able to make only 2 of them.

 
Here's a view from a different angle to show the sides of the treat bags and also of how I've similarly decorated the back of both bags. 
 
 

One of the Magnolia images I am featuring is this Wizard Tilda--I call her the female Harry Potter...LOL.  She is from the Princes & Princesses Collection 2012.
 
 

And this is Sitting Witch Tilda (link is for the mini stamp), from the So Spooky Collection 2009.  OMG, I didn't realize that collection was that old.  This Tilda looks just as adorable as newer ones, don't you think?   I've used my markers to colour these images.


Check out Diana's on-line store, Magnolia-licious, as your source for your Magnolia stamps.  Diana has a vast colletion of other full-size as well as mini images.  You can expect excellent services and  discounted prices, as well as earning in-store credit on each order. 

Challenges for this project:
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge - Boo 2 You!
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #79 - Candy Wrap
Simon Says Stamp! Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #151 - Punches and dies
Craft Us Crazy Challenge #27 - Halloween and/or Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #29 - Anything But Square
Deep Ocean Challenge #35 - More Than 2 Colours
Hooked on Craft Challenge #25 - Halloween
Unique Crafters October Challenge - Halloween

I hope you'll be able to play along with us in our challenge.  For inspirations, have a look at the fabulous projects that my DT teammates have created.  No kidding here--they're really fabulous.  Check them out HERE.

That's all for now.  Thanks so much for dropping by.  I appreciate the visit and each and every one of your sweet and encouraging comment.  Have a wonderful week!
 
Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  computer generated
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels One; Sizzix Ghosts #2
Punches:  Martha Stewart edge punch
Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Black Soot; clear acetate, ribbons and glitter from my stash
Medium:  alcohol-ink base markers--Letraset Promarkers, Letraset Pantone Trias and Shin-Han Touch markers
- face and skin--blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair Tilda #1 & broom--umber, burnt sienna, Touch 100, caramel, sandstone
- hair Tilda #2--cocoa, raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow
- purple shades--aubergine, 2607-T, 2665-T, purple, orchid
- green shades--Touch 42, olive green, 5767-T, marsh green, 617-T
- black shades--black, Touch Cool Greys 3 to 9
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