Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Midnight Madness DT- MMSC97

Here is my take on this week's sketch at Midnight Madness. This week the DT got to work with LOVELY images from our sponsor, Priscilla Styles (our fearless leader!!). She has some fantastic images to choose from, check them out here. I LOVE this fan image, it was such a blast to work with. Isnt it gorgeous??!!!!!
I used Prima Moulin Rouge papers for this card. I love the rich, bold colors of this paper, it just screamed at me when I started playing with this fan image. They are both so sassy, dont you think?!!! LOL.
I colored this image with copics. I used a TON of colors, so I will just list the ones I used.
RV91, RV93, RV95, BG72, BG71, BG75, BG78, G20, G24, G21, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, C00. I added tons of stickles to this image, as I wanted it to shimmer and shine! IRL it is so pretty and sparkly!!!!!
For the flower arrangements, I used some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used white 25mm roses for the large ones. I sprayed two of them with Pashmina Glimmer mist to match the purple/magenta color, and then used my copic airbrush to spray the other two with BG75 and then added Diamond Glimmer Mist for sparkle. I then added some two-toned black 15mm roses and some frawnd branches punched out with my Martha Stewart punch. To the bottom flower, I added a vintage fan charm I had in my stash, and secured it with a vintage clothes pin. Perfect match!!!!
I hope you will join us with this week's sketch over at Midnight Madness. Cant wait to see what you create.

Monday, March 28, 2011

House of Gilli - Ribbon and Pearls

It is my turn to host our challenge this week over at House of Gilli, and I have chosen the theme of ribbon and pearls. I LOVE these Gilli stamps, and so many of them can be used for multiple occasions. I have chosen Jeans Gilli for this weeks card. I just LOVE her, she is one of my faves.
I used my new K&Company Julienne paperpad for this card. I love the soft, vintage feel of these papers, so pretty. The designs are just gorgeous. I loved these papers, as the soft blues are perfect for Jeans Gilli.
I used white Grossgrain ribbon for my ribbon, and added tons of prima pearl swirls, as well as large adhesive pearls to the corners.
I colored Gilli with copics
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E25, E31, 50
Shirt - G99, YG91, blender
Pants - B95, B91
Shoes - E41, E40, E42
I used my Flower Border stamp to stamp around the edges with Faded Jeans Distress ink, then sponged the edges.
I added TONS of Wild Orchid flowers to the arrangement too. I used white Gardenias, blue 25mm roses, and two-toned blue 15mm roses. I also used my Martha Stewart frond punch for the branches.
I finished off the inside of the card very simply with more of the design paper and a simple ribbon.
I hope you will join us this week over at House of Gilli for our challenge this week - Ribbon and Pearls. Cant wait to see what you create.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
House of Gilli - Ribbon and Pearls
Copic Creations - We've got the Blues
Simon Says - Girlie

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Easter "mini"!!

I have been playing around with the mini Magnolia images, and came up with this fun and quick card. I made this card 4.5"x4.5", and think that these mini images are just perfect for that small of a card. I used mini Tilda dressed as Bunny, Mini Easter eggs, and mini Old Bench for this card. I think these minis are just adorable!
I used Prima Melody papers. I love the soft spring colors of this paper pad. I kept this card pretty much all pink to highlight those spring pastel tones!
Tilda as Bunny and the Old Bench were both colored with copics. These mini images color up so quickly, that is one thing I totally love about them. I cut this image out with my Magnolia Vintage tag Doohickey die, and edged it with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
Skin - E000, E00, E11
Bunny Suit - C1, C3, C00, R20
Bench - E57, E25, E50, E33, E35
I used pink Wild Orchid flowers on this card as well. I used 25mm, cherry blossoms, and 15mm pink flowers. I covered the flowers with stickles to give them some shimmer and shine. Rhinestones were also added to the corner of the sections to give more shine to the card. The butterflies were punched using my Martha Stewart Monarch punch.
The inside of the card was finished off with more of the design paper. I used the mini Easter Eggs and a Hero Arts Happy Easter sentiment. I love how these mini stamps look on the inside of cards with the sentiment, just looks finished and complete.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund - Pink and Flowers
Magnolia-licious - Spring Extravaganza (mini creation)
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Ribbon, Rhinestones, and Flowers
Simon Says - Girlie
Just Magnolia - Bingo (Ribbon, Gems, Flowers)
Pixie Cottage - Sparkle
Magnolia-licious Challenges - Photo inspiration (Easter, Pastels, Eggs, etc)
Stamp Something - Spring Something
Shabby Tea Room - Bingo (Gems, Glimmer/Glitter, Ribbon) & (DieCuts, Flowers, Gems)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

DCD Christmas Club - DT -Tilda with flowers

Our theme this week over Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club is to use a Tilda and some flowers on your card. So, this weeks challenge was a breeze for me, as those are two of my all time FAVE things!!!! So, here is my card for this week.
WOOOWWW I had such a blast making this card for this week. I pulled out all my fave things. I used Webster's pages, Waiting for Santa paper. I distressed all the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool, and folded back some of the edges for even more distress. I just love the colors and designs of this paper pad. So, gorgeous!!!! For my Tilda, I chose Unwrapped Tilda. She is one of my faves. Oh lets be real, they are ALL my faves!! LOL
I colored up this cutie with copics:
Skin - E000, E00, R20, E11
Hair - E35, E31, Y23, E51
Clothes - R39, R29, R27, R24, R22, E42, W3, W5
Package - G20, G21, G24, E42, E43, E41, E40, R24, R27, R29
I used my Tim Holtz heart splatter stamp around the image background using Aged Mahogany distress ink.
I used another one of my fave things, seam binding, as the ribbon. I dyed it with Red Velvet Glimmer Mist and crinkled it while it was wet and still drying, that gave it the distressed and worn look. LOVE it! The flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts, white 25mm roses which I sprayed with R39 and my copic airbrush and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist, two-toned brown cherry blossoms, and white 15mm roses which I sprayed with Wheatfields Glimmer Mist.
I hope you will break out those Christmas Tilda's and flowers this week and get a head start on those 2011 Christmas Cards. Come on and join us at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Girlie
Simon Says - Girlie
PaperPlay - Distressing

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tilda with Balloon

This card won Top 5 at Crop Stop!!!

Another card I have been working on is complete. I used Tilda with Balloon and matched her up with some of my Fave Webster's pages papers. Isnt it just adorable?
I followed the sketch over at Friday Sketchers for this layout, and just love how it turned out. The colors of these Webster's pages papers are just beautiful, and I LOVE coloring with this BlueGreen combo in my copic markers. So, I absolutely LOVED making this card. All of the colors just make me smile!
I colored up this cutie with copics
Skin- E000, E00, E11, R32, R20
Hair - E27, E33, E31, E50
Dress, Hair Bow, and Socks - R89, 0, BG75, BG72, BG71, BG78, W5
Shoes - E35, E33, E50
Balloon - BG00, BG11, BG10
I have been practicing with my pleating and highlights, so this little cutie took me a WHILE to color, but I like how she turned out. What do you all think?
I used lots of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers for a flower arrangement. I used 25mm white roses. I used my copic airbrush to spray one of them BG75. I used Wheatfields Glimmer Mist for the other two. I also used 4mm red mini closed rosebuds, and 15mm two-toned red mini roses. I added some prima pearl swirls for an extra added touch.
The lace I used is from my stash, and I added some turquoise seam binding ribbon and a button tied with turquoise floss.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Copic Creations - We've got the blues
Just Magnolia - favorite color combo
Bunny Zoe's - Birthday with lots of Pearls
Totally Gorjuss - Button it
Totally Papercrafts - Add Buttons
Stamp Something - Something Sweet
Everybody Art - Happy Birthday
Bizzy Bec's - Color challenge
Shabby Tea Room - Bingo (Flowers, Buttons, Glimmer)
Crop Stop - All About Lace

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Book-Box

Here is my first attempt at a book-box. I first saw this tutorial on Michele Roos website, and I was dying to try it. With a little help from my friend, (Thanks Hope C.!!!), I was able to convert the measurements and create one of my own. It was pretty easy to create, I did struggle with glueing the "book pages" together, but after three attempts, I think I got it down now. LOL. Well, here goes, what do you think???
This is the front of the box. I used Prima Botanicals paper for this entire project. I love the soft color palette, mixed with browns. It is just so perfect for spring.
I followed the sketch for Sketch saturday for this project. I used my Magnolia Tilda Lace Doohickey die for all of the lace borders in this project, and inked all the cardstock edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
I used Dancing Party Tilda and Shabby Chic Fence for this image. I wanted to show a cute Spring scene.
I colored this image with copics, of course.
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R32, R20
Hair - E27, E25, E31, E53, E50
Dress - G24, G20, G82, G40, E35, Clear Spica pen
Shoes - E35, E33, E50
Fence - E57, E55, E25, E29, E50, E33
Grass - YG99, G24, YG03, G20, G82
Sand - E33, E35, E31
Here is the inside of the book. I added a pocket to the inside and put a mini tag in the pocket. The book part is the perfect size for adding a treat inside. I added a bag of Reese's Pieces. YYUUUMMMOOOOO, one of my faves!
I used my Magnolia Vintage Tag Doohickey Die to cut out this mini tag. I then stamped Secretive Tilda (mini) on the tag. I edged the tag with Vintage Photo. I colored her up with copics, and added more of that green silk ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed a peek at my book-box. I had a fun time making this project, and stepping out of my comfort zone a bit to try something new! Thanks so much for stopping by, your comments always mean so much to me!

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious - Spring Extravaganza contest (project)
All That Scraps - Flowers Everywhere - pastels with brown
Just Magnolia - Fave color combo
Wild Orchid Crafts - Dieing to punch it out
Cute Card Thursday - Music and Dance
The Ribbon Girl - Color inspiration (green & Yellow)
All Sorts Challenges - Make a gift box

Midnight Madness DT- MMSC96

This week at Midnight Madness, we have an amazing sketch to work with. I hope you will come and join us this week.

"YOUR CHOICE"

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Here is my take on this weeks sketch for Midnight Madness. I love the layout of this card, and chose to highlight some of my fave papers, Basic Grey Curio, along with one of my FAVE images, Magnolia King Tilda.
Isnt it just an adorable card, if I do say so myself! LOL Anyway, this paper is lush, I just love the bright colors of spring. So pretty. I used my Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Stain in Ramblin Rose Pink to spray a white silk ribbon and white curly roses (Wild Orchid Crafts). I love how sparkly these stains are, and how perfectly the colors match my design paper. SOOO pretty.
I colored Tilda with copics.
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Clothes - R02, R01, R0000, BG72 (I added diamond stickles to the lace of her clothes for added sparkle)
Crown - Y23, Y21 (I added diamond stickles to the crown too for added shimmer)
Here is the artsy view of my card. I hope you will pop on over to Midnight Madness and join us with this week's sketch. Its so fun!!!! I cant wait to see what you all create.
I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Cute Card Thursday - Music and Dance
Simon Says - Happy Birthday
Just Magnolia - Fave Color Combo
Everybody Art - Happy Birthday

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy, Happy!!!

This card won Top 3 at Charisma Cards!!

Wow, the weekends always seem to go by so quickly, I ant believe it is Sunday night already. This weekend flew by, as I taught a Magnolia Card class on Saturday, worked Friday in San Diego doing wedding makeup, and my hubby had his first basketball tournament for the girls middle school team he coaches. SO, we were super busy, and I had VERY LITTLE craft time.
I did, however, have a few spare moments to finish up this super cute LOTV card I have been working on. Watcha think???
I followed the sketch over at LOTV challenge blog, and I just LOVE how this card turned out. I used some of the cute K&Company papers from the Sweet Nectar collection. I just love the bright colors, so cheerful and ready for spring! I used my Magnolia Tilda Lace Doohickey die to cut all of the lace trim borders, and added some to the outside corners of the card. I love this look, and is something a little different.
I used this cutie Lili of the Valley image, Rosie with Cake. I colored her with copics
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E43, E44, E41, E40
Shirt - R81, E83, R22, R20
Skirt and headband - R29, R27, R24, R22, R20
Shoes - E44, E43, E41, E40
Cake - C00, C1, C3, R22, R20, YG03, Y15, YR13
I cut Rosie out with my Lacey Circles Nestie die, and added VivaDecor Pearl pen around the edges. LOVE the way this looks.
I used lots of Wild Orchid flowers. White 25mm roses that I painted with Scarlet Glimmer Mist, pink and lime green cherry blossoms, pink two toned 15mm roses. I added lots of prima pearl swirls to the arrangements also. Pearls were added to the corners of the card as well, as I think it looks finished off that way.
The inside of the card was finished off simply with more of the design paper. I also used my Magnolia Vintage Tag Doohickey die to punch out the tag and stamped the sentiment, "Happy Birthday". I really enjoyed making this card. The colors are bright and cheerful on a rainy day!!!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's - Happy Birthday with lots of Pearls
Simon Says - Happy Birthday
Wild Orchid Crafts - Dieing to Punch it Out
Shabby Tea Room - Party time
Charisma Cards - To Die For
Stamp Something - Something Sweet
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Its my Party

Saturday, March 19, 2011

DCD Christmas Club - DT -Sketch- Lavender and Lace

This week at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club, we have a fantastic sketch by Karen to work with. We also have the challenge of using Lavender
and Lace along with the sketch. I LOVED making this card. This sketch is amazing, and the colors just came together.
I used many non-Christmas items on this card, so hope it still looks Christmassy. I have been struggling trying to find my Christmas mojo, as it is 76 degrees here and sunny. LOL. For my paper, I used some Prima Sweet Fairy paper. I layered it with white and lavender cardstock. I added a small white doily behind my image for added interest. The sentiment I printed off of my computer. For my image, I used this cute Sarah Kay image, My Sweet Lili. Isnt she adorable???
I colored her up with copics:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E25, E50, E31, E53
Nightgown and bow- BVoo, BVo1, BVo2, BV04, V12, V15
Teddy Bear - E35, E33, E31, E50, R20, V12, V00, V15, V17, C00, C1
Ball - V12, V15, BG72, BG11, G24, G20
I added some lace and a purple and green ribbon from my stash. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts. White 25mm roses, purple two-toned cherry blossoms, and purple 15mm roses.
I hope you get a head start on your Christmas cards with us, and join us this week at Die Cut Dreams Christmas. Cant wait to see what you create!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Sketchy Colors - Purple and white


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Small Birthday gift

This card won at Creative Inspirations!!!

One of my best friends had her birthday yesterday, and we are celebrating tomorrow with a "Girls Night Out". I'm a little worried, as last time we had a girl's night, it ended with toilet papering and running through the park in high heels! LOL. Oh, I am so lucky, as my friends are SO much fun, but too much wine (and a night without hubbies and kiddos), and we do get a bit crazy! LOL. We will see what kind of trouble we can get ourselves into tomorrow. hehehe
Anyway, I needed a card, so I wanted to create something special for her. Her fave colors are brown and pink, so here it is. Hope you like it, Darcy. Happy Birthday, my friend!!!!
I decided to make a twisted easel card. I LOVE these cards. They are so interesting, yet, so easy to make. Gotta LOVE it.
I used Prima Melody papers, and love the browns and pinks in this collection. The designs are so pretty. I teamed this paper up with Tilda with Small Gift from the Your So Special Collection. She is just precious, isnt she?!!!
Here is the front panel of the card. I used my cricut to cut the circle mats. Then I scrunched some lace behind the circle for added interest. I love the look of the white lace against the brown paper. I used two of my Doohickey Dies, tilda lace for the borders, and vintage tag for the sentiment. Gotta love those little dies, they are my favorite things right now!
The flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts. I used white 25mm roses (which I sprayed with my Lindy's Stamp Gang Ramblin Rose Pink Starburst Stain spray), lime green cherry blossoms, 15mm light pink roses.
I colored up Tilda with copics.
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20, R32
Hair - E25, E31, E53, E50
Dress & Socks - R85, R83, R81, RV10, W1, W3
Shoes - E44, E43, E41, E40
Background - B0000, W5, W3, W1, W00

I cut Tilda out using my Lacey Circles Nestie die.
The inside panel was finished off simply. I used more of the design paper, a pink ribbon, and some more flowers. I used the vintage tag as my sentiment, and stamped my Happy Birthday Magnolia stamp. I also used the Star Border around the edges in Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to match the card colors.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund - Pink and Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Trio Tastic (Three patterned papers, Three Magnolia Stamps, Three different types of flowers)
Simon Says - Happy Birthday
Wild Orchid Crafts - Dieing to punch it out
Charisma Cards - To "Die" For
Creatalicious - two toned
Creative Inspirations - Easel Cards
Magnolia Down Under - 2s (2 ribbons, 2 colors - pink and brown, 2 types of flowers - roses and cherry blossoms, 2 panels and 2 folds(easel card)