Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Nothing but the naked truth...

Hello.

I finally have another card to show you.  I got side-tracked with another project, but finally finished this one.  This is a four-step card.

I saw the vertical step card template at Stempeleinmaleins, HERE, which is for a five-step card. It gave me the idea to make a four-step card to spell out the word LOVE.  I had seen this type of card before but don't remember on which site and also it was for a three-step card.  Anyway, I reworked the template and came up with this card.





Colouring of the images were done with Letraset Promarker and Pantone Tria markers.

The stamps that I have used are both from the latest Magnolia stamp collection With Love Collection 2013.  For the card front, I have Tilda with Love Music.



And for inside the card, I have this cute image of Tilda Hiding Heart.


Both these stamps and other Magnolia stamps--full size and minis--are available from Diana's on-line store, Magnolia-licious. If you don't see the one you are looking for in the store, contact Diana and ask her if she can bring it in for you.
Have a look also at the selections of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design, Cheery Lynn Designs and Joy! Crafts. Diana offers discounted prices, gives excellent service and you get to earn 2% in-store credit with every purchase!

Challenges for this card:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge #141 - Carole's Sketch
Sweet Stampin' - Ribbon
Winter Wonderland - It Take Two
Charisma Cardz Challenge #3 - Hearts and Flowers
Crafts and Me Challenge #18 - Your Favorite Embellishments (mine are handmade flowers and pearls)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge GGSC145 - Valentines
Inky Chicks Challenge #2 - Becky's Bingo Grid (ribbon, sentiment, flowers)
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 168 - Flowers

That's all for me today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful day!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments: all computer generated
DP's: Recollections Floral Garden paper pad; DCVW Nana's Nursery Baby Girl paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Seventeen and Posy Patch; Memory Box Honeyblossom Sprig
Punches: Martha Stewart Heart Chain edge punch, Cosmos and Rose Leaf; Floral Punches Rose Leaves Jumbo; McGill Baby Blooms; Fiskars 3-in-1 corner punch Celestial; Michaels Tiny Sun
Miscellaneous: Coluzzle Oval Template; Rangers Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain, pearls and ribbon from my stash
Colouring medium:  Letraset Promarker and Pantone Tria markers

Monday, January 21, 2013

Magnolia-licious Highlites January Blog Hop - "Love" theme

Hello!

It's time for our monthly blog-hop at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog.  The Magnolia-licious DT has a LOVE themed blog hop featuring some of the newest images from Magnolia's latest stamp collection With Love Collection 2013.
You can find more details on how to join in on the fun to WIN at the Magnolia-licious Highlites.

If you are doing the blog hop and  have arrived here from ANGELA's blog then you are on the right track. If not, then you may want to start at the beginning. Here is a list of my DT teammates in blog hop order:
Ruby
Janiel
Angela
Norma (you are here)
Patti Jo
Suzanne
 
This is what I came up with...

 
The actual project for the challenge is this round gift box (hmm...do you still call it a box when it's round?)  I have filled it with those yummy Mozartkuglen chocolates.
 
 
On top of the gift box, I am featuring this adorable image of Bonny Tilda with her cute little tushies...LOL.  Check out the other equally adorable stamps from the With Love Collection 2013 at Magnolia-licious on-line store.

 
I have also created this shaped easel card to go along with the gift box because it just looked so lonely sitting there just by itself...haa haa.

 
 
This image is of Tilda With a Gift For You and she is part of the Turning Leaves Collection 2012.  She's one of my faves as she's so versatile that I can use her for all kinds of occasions.
 

Magnolia stamps are available from Diana's on-line store, Magnolia-licious. If you don't see the one you are looking for in the store, contact Diana and ask her if she can bring it in for you.
The images from the latter stamp collections have been coloured by the Magnolia-licious DT gals for the store catalogue so you can get an idea of what they can look like.
Have a look also at the selections of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design, Cheery Lynn Designs and Joy! Crafts. Diana offers discounted prices, gives excellent service and you get to earn 2% in-store credit with every purchase. Cool!

Challenges for this project:
Stamp and Create January Challenge - Love
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia Challenge #61- Ribbon or Lace
Allsorts Challenge Week 190 - Flower Power
Charisma Cardz Challenge #2 - Punch It (use at least 2 punches)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Something Girlie
ABC Challenge - F for Favorite Tilda Stamps
Bunny Zoe's Crafts January Challenge - Anything Goes
 
That's all for me.  Now, please continue on your journey and visit the amazing MARY's blog.
Thanks for stopping by.  Your visits are very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful week!
 
  
Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiment Stamp:  EK Success Image Tree 'From the Heart'; Just Rite 'For Someone So Special' 
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles, Petite Ovals and Petite Scalloped Ovals; Crealies Creative Shapes No. 16
Punches:  EK Success medium and small Retro Flowers; Martha Stewart Cosmos; Punch Bunch large Ash Leaf ; McGill Daisy; Michaels tiny daisy
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Vintage Photo, Colluzzle circle template, lace and pearls from my stash 
Colouring Medium:  alcohol-ink based markers--Letraset Promarker and Pantone Tria
 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pop-Up Book Card Tutorial (6" x 6" card)

I made a card a few postings ago that had a pop-up feature in the inside, HERE


As I wrote previously, the card was based on Bente's card posted HERE.  She provided a template, but it's in metric and her card measures 14.5cm x 25cm, which converts to 5 1/8" x 6 1/8".  I wanted to make a 6" x 6" card, since that is my preferred size.

I'm not sure what to call this style of card.  Bente called it 'brettekort' (in Norwegian) and Google translated it to 'short board', which doesn't sound like the right translation to me, do you? For want of a better name and based on my first impression that the pop-up looks like a book, let's just call this a 'Pop-Up Book Card'.  (If there's already a name for this or a better suggestion, let me know.) 

Anyway, here's how to make a similar card.

Materials required:
- one 6" x 12" cardstock for the card front (and back)
- one 5 7/8" x 12" cardstock for the card inside (will be trimmed to 5 7/8"x 11 7/8" after scoring)
- designer papers, coloured images, embellishments, etc. to decorate your card as you desired

Here are the templates and if you're good at interpreting templates, you probably won't need to read the rest of this posting.  But some of you may want more step-by-step instructions.


Edited:  I've converted the measurement to centimetres, but sorry I don't have the step-by-step instructions in centimetres.


Printable template:  Pop-Up Book Card (6" x 6") PDF 
Printable template in centimetres:  Pop-Up Book Card (15cm x 15cm) PDF

Instructions:

Step 1 - Card Front and Back
Let's do the card front first as it's very straight forward and you don't really need instructions for it, do you?  Take your 6" x 12" cardstock and score midway at 6".  Fold along scoreline.  Put aside.



Step 2 - Card Inside
Take your 5 7/8" x 12" cardstock and cut along the 1" line from the paper edge, from 2" to 10", as shown.  Do the same on the other side.



Step 3 - Creating Valley-Fold Scorelines
On the 1" strips of paper (top and bottom), score at 4" and 8" from the cutlines to the outer paper edges.  On the middle strip of paper, score between the two cutlines at 2", 6" and 10". 



Step 4 - Creating Mountain-Fold Scorelines
Turn the paper upside down.
On the 1" strips of paper (top and bottom), score at 6" from the cutlines to the outer paper edges. On the middle strip of paper, score between the two cutlines at 2 3/4" and 9 1/4". 



Step 5 - Creating a Thin Border
Cut off a 1/16" strip of paper from each left and right side of your card.



Step 6
Valley-fold and mountain-fold along scorelines



Step 7
Spread open your folded card and apply glue to the underside of your card as shown below.



Step 8
Adhere the card inside to the card front (and back) by positioning it to create an even thin border on all sides.



Step 9
And there you go!


Now you can decorate the card in any way you desired.  Have fun with this!


Monday, January 14, 2013

Sending Warm Thoughts - Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge #11

Hello.  Happy Monday!

Seeing that today's is the 2nd Monday of the month, it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge Blog--and it's our first one of the year.  The theme for the challenges is:  Snowflakes.  This is the card that I came up with...


I hope you'll be able to play along with us.  To get more details on the challenge, please hop over to the Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge Blog and also have a look at the fabulous card of my DT teammates for inspirations.  

This card is full of glitter.  I don't know if you can see that even if you blow up the picture.  I've covered all the white snow and snowflakes with glitter--and in the process covered myself as well..LOL.

I've turned this into an easel card...


 
To create the snowy winter scene, I've used 3 Magnolia images.  The adorable Tilda with Snow Heart is from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011.  The Winter Fence and Winter Forest are both from the Santa Collection 2008.  I've done the colouring using my Letraset Promarker and Pantone Tria markers.


Magnolia stamps are available from Diana's on-line store, Magnolia-licious. If you don't see the one you are looking for in the store, contact Diana and ask her if she can bring it in for you.
Check out the latest stamp collection With Love Collection 2013. The images are oh so cute and they have been coloured by the Magnolia-licious DT gals so you can see what they can look like. Have a look also at the selection of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design, Cheery Lynn Designs and Joy! Crafts. Diana offers discounted prices, gives excellent service and you get to earn 2% in-store credit with every purchase!

Challenges for this card:
Sketch Saturday Week #241 - Sketch
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Gingham
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge #2 - Cold & Frosty!
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge LRSBC34 - Use dies or punches
Divas By Design Challenge #67 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #251 - Beat the Blues
Tilda's Town Challenge #35 - Let It Snow!
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #61 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 189 - Dies or Punches

That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by. I very much appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  both are computer-generated
DP's:  Recollections Bold Basics paper pad; Hot Off the Press Mixing Masculine paper pad
Dies:  Memory Box Frostyville Border and Frosty Border; Spellbinders Standard Circles
Punches:  Martha Stewart Large Himalayan Snowflake, Glacial Snowflake, Alpine Snowflake and Aspen punch-around-the-page; EK Success Snowflake
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; Coluzzle oval template; pearls and ribbon from my stash
Medium:  alcohol-ink based markers--Letraset Promarkers and Letraset Pantone Trias

Friday, January 11, 2013

'Bean' Thinking of You - Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #80

Hello.  Happy Friday!

It's a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  This is my first card as a new member of the Design Team--woo-hoo... 


The theme for this Challenge 80, chosen by our team leader Sheryl, is Coffee, Cocoa or Tea.  Sheryl would like to see beverage related projects i.e. pots of tea, cups of coffee, people holding a cup...and not just using the colours on your projects.


I hope you will play along with us in our challenge.  Check out the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Blog to get more details on how to join us and to be inspired by the fabulous cards of my DT teammates.

Our challenge is being sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs. I am using one of their digi images, a latte cup called Latte Love.


Sitting on the cup is one of my favorite Tilda images--I have lots of faves..LOL. She is called Pie Tilda and she is from a Magnolia's stamp collections from last year, Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012.
Magnolia stamps are available from Diana's on-line store, Magnolia-licious.  If you don't see the one you are looking for in the store--like this one is currently out of stock--contact Diana and ask her if she can bring it in for you.
I did this card while I was waiting for stamps from Magnolia's newest collection to arrive in the mail.  They have arrived now..woo-hoo!  Check out the adorable images at Magnolia-licious-- the images have been coloured by the Magnolia-licious DT gals so you can see what they can look like.  Have a look there also at the selection of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design, Cheery Lynn Designs and Joy! Crafts.  Diana offers discounted prices, gives excellent service and you get to earn 2% in-store credit with every purchase!

I've also decorated the inside of my card...


Here's another...ahem...favorite image of mine.  This is Autumn Tilda With Pencils from Magnolia's Turning Leaves Collection 2012.


Challenges for this card:
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Cards und More Challenge #73 - Use a Die
Crafting Life's Pieces Sketch Challenge #54
Inky Chicks First Challenge - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #178 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your visit is very appreciated.  Weekend coming up!  Woo-hoo...enjoy yourself!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  they're computer generated using Parchment font
DP's:  Recollections Graceful paper pad; Hot Off the Press Mixing Masculine paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Curved Rectangles; Memory Box Honeysuckle Vine
Punches: EK Success circle; Martha Stewart Daisy and 3-in-1 Hydrangea; Punch Bunch medium and small Daisy; McGill Daisy; Floral Punch Jumbo Rose Leaves
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; lace and pearls from my stash
Medium: alcohol-ink base markers--Letraset Promarkers and Pantone Trias

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

You are my Happy!

Hello. 

I've been working on some other stuff that I can't post yet, but finally I have a card that I can show to you now. 


Isn't she adorable?  I love this image.  She is called Up Up and Away.  She is from Magnolia's newest stamp collection, With Love Collection 2013.

The sentiment was a freebie from Create with TLC.  Thanks, Paulette.


The stamp for this image is available from Diana's on-line store, Magnolia-licious.  The images from the newer collections have been coloured up by the DT gals to give you a sample of what they can look like.  Diana has a vast collection of both full-size and mini Magnolia stamps.  If you don't see the one you are looking for in the store, contact Diana and ask her if she can bring it in for you.

Have a look there also at the selection of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs. Diana offers discounted prices, excellent service and you get to earn 2% in-store credit with every purchase--sweet!

In the inside of the card, there are some fancy folds.


A view from a more upper angle.  Love those folds!


This is a new type of card for me and I'm not sure what to call it.  Diana sent me the link to the card that Bente Årstad made HERE.  Bente had provide a template for her card, but the measurements are in metric.  I played around with her template and made my own version for a 6-inch x 6-inch card.

Edited:  I have now made a tutorial for this type of card, templates included.  If you're interested click HERE.
 
I have used another cute image from the same With Love Collection.  This one is called I Am In Love, also available from Magnolia-licious
I have coloured both images using my markers. 


Challenges for this card:
Sketch Saturday Challenges Week #240 - Sketch
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #34 - Use dies or punches
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Happy New... (new stash--stamps and DP's)
Dutch Magnolia Chickies Challenge #36 - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create January Challenge - Love
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #60 - Something New (new stamps and DP's)
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Tilda's Town Challenge #34 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Appreciate your visit.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used:
DP's:  DCVW The First Noel paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Joy Floral Flourishes 6003/0008
Punches:  Martha Stewart Looped Hearts punch edge and Daisy; MGill Jumbo Daisy; Punch Bunch medium Daisy and Ash Leaf, Floral Punches Rose Leaf Jumbo
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; pearls from my stash  
Medium:  alcohol-ink based markers--Letraset Promarkers and Pantone Trias (-T); a couple of Shin-Han Touch




Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year, Everyone! & Magnolia-licious Highlites January Challenge

Hello and Happy New Year, everyone!

We didn't have a white Christmas, but we had a heavy snowfall a few days before that turned everything white.  It is also brought the traffic in our city to a crawl.  I was walking along our Broadway avenue and I was passing the cars and express buses...LOL.

Anyway, for our first challenge of the 2013 year at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog--the theme is Anything Goes--I've created this card with a much a prettier scene...


I love the shape of this card.  I used my new Go Kreate dies--a Christmas present to myself...LOL.  I've also made this into an easel card.  Views from different angles here...


  
I am featuring this cute image of Tilda in the Woods from Magnolia's A Christmas Story Collection 2012.  The stamp for this image and other Magnolia stamps--full-size and minis--are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store.  If you don't see the stamp that you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you. Have a look there also at the selection of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs.  Diana offers discounted prices, excellent service and you get to earn 2% in-store credit with every purchase--sweet!


I hope you'll be able to play along with us in our first challenge of the year.  The  theme can't be any easier than that!  Don't forget to hop over the the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog for more details on the challenge and to check out what my DT teammates have created HERE.

Challenges for this card:
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #178 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #46 - Blue Christmas/Winter (oops, I thought they wanted simply Winter, but they meant Blue Winter.  Oh well.)
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 164 - New! (using my new Go Kreate dies)
Charisma Cardz Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp! Challenge - Anything Goes
I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge 148 - Anything But Square
Crafts and Me Bumper Christmas Challenge #115 - Winter Wonderland
Dutch Magnolia Chickies Challenge #36 - Anything Goes

And a bit of exciting news here...at least for me! LOL.  I am a new member of the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Design Team.  Woo-hoo...  So delighted and honoured to have been asked to join the talented ladies there.

And on another note, I just want to thank everyone who visits me and especially those that leave me such sweet and supportive comments here on my blog.  They always put a smile on my face and I'm so thankful for you who take the time to do that.  I appreciate each and everyone of you more than you can know!!
Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!

 
Materials Used:
Sentiment Stamp:  Inkadinkado 'Winter Wonderland'
Cardstocks:  American Crafts white; Recollections white
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Frames Frilly #10; Marianne Design Christmas Tree LR0136; Tim Holtz Festive Greenery; Memory Box Deer Trio and Country Landscape; Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles, Venetian Motifs and Petite Ovals
Miscellaneous:  Recollections pearls
Medium:  Letraset Promarkers and Pantone Trias (-T)
- face--blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair-- raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- gloves and boots--umber, burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone
- pants and ax handle--umber, cinnamon, tan
- ax blade--cool greys 1-T to 4-T, warm grey 5-T
- hood and top--pine, forest green, leaf green
- tassle--1797-T, 1788-T, 178-T 169-T
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