Thursday, December 30, 2010

Starlight Wishes

Here is another quick post for today. I wanted to design a card for the Just Magnolia sketch challenge. I have been battling the flu this week, so it has been hard to create, but I wanted to try to get this one done before the deadline. I loved the sketch, and here is my take on it.
I used my new photo box to take the pics, I am still getting used to it, but LOVING it!!!! I need to wait until it is not rainy and gloomy here to really be able to see its magic, but, this is better than I had before, so I am loving it!!!!
I colored Starlight Tilda with copics:
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - E51, E53, E35, E33
Dress - W1, 0, R0000, R000, RV11, R00
Tights - R0000, R000, R00, RV11
Wings and wand - Y00, Y02, E33, E35
I distressed the background that Tilda is on with Victorian Velvet Distress ink. The white prima flowers were glimmer misted with Cosmos and Sherbert Glimmer Mist. I then added some Prima Bling centers.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - sketch
Bunny Zoe's - Sparkle and Shine
Paper Sundae's - Cut it Out
Stamping Scrapping - Anything Goes

Final GDT card for Cute Card Thursday

Here is my final Guest Design Team card for my Guest Design team spot at Cute Card Thursday :(. I have had such a blast this month being a guest designer for Caroline and her team, THANK YOU SO MUCH LADIES for having me!!! Well, This week, out challenge was Thank You cards. That was an easy challenge for me, as I have SO many thank you cards to send out after the holidays!!! This is one I loved making.
I decided to make an Easel Card, I LOVE making these. They are SUPER simple, and make the card just so much more fun! I used some yellow and pink patterned paper from K&Company, which I thought went so well with this cute Greeting Farm Image, Cheeky Cherry Pie! I just LOVE her, isnt she adorable!!!!
Sorry for the next few picture colors :( I am trying my hand with my new photography booth I got from Santa, and I cannot seem to get the lighting right. So sorry, the color is a bit dark. But, I will get it down, I promise, and my pictures will soon be MUCH BETTER!!!!!
Anyway, I colored this cutie with copics:
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - Y11, YR20, E53, E35
Dress - Y00, Y02
Apron, Shoes, Hair band - R81, R83, R85
Pie - W1, W3, E33, E35
I added some roses that I had in my stash. They are from Reccollections, Prima, and Cause, it wouldnt be one of my cards without flowers!!! I also added my new toy!, my Magnolia Tilda Lace Die to the edges of the inside of the card!!! I just love this new die, and I know you all will be seeing A LOT of it from me!!!!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Club Anya - Saturday Sketch
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Cupcake Crafts - Thank You
Papertake Weekly - Be Thankful

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Very Exciting news!!!

I have some very exciting news to share with you! I have been selected as a new designer for the Midnight Madness design Team. I am so excited to get started, the weekly sketches are just awesome! So, stay tuned for some new things coming!!!! I am so thrilled and honored to have been selected. Cant wait to start sharing more creations with all of you!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Guest DT - Cute Card Thursday - Sketch

Here is my card for my Guest Design Team spot at Cute Card Thursday for this week. This week the challenge is a sketch, which was so much fun to work with. Here is my take on the sketch.
Isnt this sketch so stinkin cute??!!! I chose to stick with the brown and white colors, and think that this card is so cute for someone special. The patterned papers I used are from an American Crafts Christmas paper stack I have from last year, but I dont think that they look real christmassy, so I chose to use them in a non-traditional christmas card. So, this card could be used for really any occasion. I used one of my new sentiments from the Greeting Farm, and I just LOVE it.
I colored this image with copics. I distressed the circle behind the image with Distress inks in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. This image is Brother and Sister from this years Autumn release from Magnolia. I LOVE this image and think it is so versatile, and can be used for so many different occasions.
The brown satin bow just ties the whole card together. I added some prima flowers with pearls as my final finishing touch.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday Challenges - Inspired by a Song - I got you babe

7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes

Anything Goes - The letter C - C is for Circle

Simon Says - Anything Goes

Paper Sundaes - Cut it Out

Totally Gorjuss - For someone special

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Claudia has candy

Here is some candy from Claudia

Easel Card with Secretive Tilda

Here is an Easel Card I made using Secretive Tilda. Isnt she just a doll? She is one of my faves!!! She is so versatile, she can be used for so many different occasions, and I just love how she colors up.I used some K&Company patterned paper I had in my stash, and paired it up with pink and cream cardstock. I was trying to keep this card as girlie as I could, and think these papers look great together. For the front of the card, I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers for this week. I LOVE this sketch, doesnt it look great!?!
I used some Roses from in my arrangement. I painted the white roses with Vintage Pink and Sherbert Glimmer Mist. IRL they are UBER sparkly and shiny. I also added some small prima yellow and pink roses to the arrangement. The leaves were also from white ones from Prima that I glimmer misted with Olive Vine. I also added some Prima Say it in Pearls and Flowers for that added last touch of sparkle and girlieness!!!!
The inside section of the easel card I kept pretty simple. I wanted there to be lots of space for a nice long note! I used three more of the small prima roses as the stand for the card to sit on. They were the perfect touch for the inside of the card. There is also a cream silk ribbon and bow on the inside of the card top, but it does not show in the pics.
I colored Tilda with copics
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - Y11, YR20, E53, E35
Shirt - R81, R83, R85
Overalls - B91, B95, B97
Flowers - G20, G21, G24, RV11, RV14
I added stickles to the roses to give them some added interest and sparkle.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Tilda - Easel Card with Tilda
Bunny Zoe's - Sparkle and Shine
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Copic Creations - Sparkle

Monday, December 20, 2010

Gift card holder - Fairy Dust Tilda

Here is a little Gift card holder I made as a gift for my mom to house her gift card for Christmas. I think it turned out so stinkin cute. It was difficult to photograph this, as we have been having TERRIBLE weather here, and it is hard to get the right angels to show this holder, so I did my best to show the details.
I found the directions for this gift card holder on Youtube, and it was very simple to do. I loved making this. I used a cream cardstock and my Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses patterned paper for the background.
The inside page has a Merry Christmas digi stamp and some prima flowers that I glimmer misted with Dazzling diamonds and Victorian Pink. I used a Fiskars scalloped edge punch for the inside panel that houses that giftcard.
Then I mounted another piece of cream cardstock on the back page to write the sentiment that I will write in before I give it to her. There is another small prima pink prima flower on the back page, although it is not shown in the picture.
I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Magnolia Down under - A gift for you
Pixie Cottage - Special Friends and Family
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes Christmas
Paper Sundaes - Cut it out
paper Play - Anything but a card
Stampavie and More - Make a gift
Totally Gorjuss - For someone Special

Saturday, December 18, 2010

DCD Christmas Club - DT - Purple and Orange

UGGGGHHH I really struggled with this challenge, but think that my card turned out ok. The Design team got the pleasure of working with images from my fellow teamie, Roberta's store. I do LOVE the image, but the color combo was a struggle for me, as purple and orange are not traditional Christmas colors. But, a challenge is a challenge, right???!!!! LOL
So, here it is. What do you all think????
I used a sentiment from another teamie of mine, Lynne, and her shop. Isnt it great? It says Winter wishes and Mistletoe Kisses. I thought it was perfect for this little lovely girl. So sweet
I colored her with copics.
Skin - E000, E00, R20, W1
Hair - Y11, Y20, YR20, E35, E53
Dress - V00, V01, V04, V06
Gift - YR000, YR00, G20, G21
I covered the gift and the little girls bows with stickles to add some sparkle and shine.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Blue Ice Skating

Here is a card I have been working on for my hubby for Christmas. I LOVE this Magnolia Image, Tilda and Edwin Skating. This image is just to die for, so cute!!!! Sorry the pics are a little dark. It is dreary rainy day here in So Cal, and the lighting is pretty bad. I asked Santa for one of those photo tent thingies, so hopefully, I will be able to start taking better pics of my creations for you all.
Anyway, I chose to sick with Blue and white, with touches of silver for this card. I used some patterned paper from my stash to layer.
I kept this card pretty simple, since it is for my hubby. No flowers, or lots of bling here! I did add a white silk ribbon that I just tied into a knot for an added element. Then I added silver gems to the corners and along the sentiment strip. The sentiment was printed on my computer, then I cut it into a banner strip.
I colored these cuties with copics -
Skin - E000, E00, R02, R20
Hair - Tilda - Y11, YR21, E53, E35 Edwin - E51, E57, E59
Edwin clothes - Shirt - W1, W3, W5 Pants - B91, B95, B97
Tilda Clothes - B0000, B00, B01, B02
Skates - W1, W3, W5, C3, C5
I added White Sparkly Fluff (LOVE this stuff) to the fur parts of both of their outfits. I also added Stickles to the ground to make it look like they were skating on ice.
I distressed the paper that the image is on with Stormy Sky Distress ink.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Copic Creations - Sparkle
7 Kids College fund - Winter Wonderland
A spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Card
Cupcake Craft - Non-Traditional Christmas
Just Magnolia - A Christmas Card
Simon Says - Silver, Blue, White
ABC - J is For Jewels
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or Special Friends
Totally Tilda - For the one I LOVE
ABC Christmas Challenge - Z is for Zero (W is for Winter Wonderland)
ABC DT Challenge - Non-Traditional Christmas

Cute Card Thursday GDT - One for the Kids

My card today is for my Guest Design Team spot at Cute Card Thursday. This weeks theme is One For the Kids, to make a card for a kid. I made this cute card with bright colors for a neighborhood little girl for her birthday. I LOVE the bright color tones, and think she will love this girlie card.
I used the color combo for the challenge this week at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. I LOVE the bright colors and how they compliment each other.
I colored this Tilda with Copics.
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - Y11, Y33, Y21, YR20
Shirt and pants - R39, R32, R30
Skirt - B91, B95, B97, R30
Wings - Y13, Y15
Boots - W1, W3, W5
Balloons - B00, B02, G20, G24, G21
I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers for the layout of this card. I love all the layering and pretty papers.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious Challenge - color challenge
ABC Challenges - J is for Jewels

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Purple and Gold Christmas

Here is another card I have been working on. I LOVE the layout and the non-traditional Christmas colors. I chose to use my Graphic 45 Christmas Past paper for this card, and loved the purple, cream, and gold together. Graphic 45 papers are just so gorgeous, it is hard to cover them up, but I love the way that they all coordinate together.
I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for the layout of this card. I absolutely LOVE it. I used three different Graphic 45 design papers, and love how they look together.
I used Tilda in Winter Night from the new Merry Little Christmas collection from Magnolia. Isnt she so cute in her purple coat????!!!! I some white prima flowers with gold glimmer mist and my Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Jazzy Jivin' Purple. I LOVE my Lindy's Stamp gang sprays, they are AMAZINGLY sparkly, and just gorgeous in person. Then I added some gold pearls to the centers of the flowers and on the corners of the card for added detail.
I used copics to color this cute Tilda in winter night
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - E51, E25, E27
Coat - B0000, BV02, BV04, BV00
Boots - W1, W3, W5
Lantern - E33, E27, Y13, Y15

I added stickles the lantern, fur of tildas coat, and under tilda. It looks like she is sitting on a snow pile, SO cute!!!!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamping Scrapping - Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A holiday Greeting
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes Christmas
ABC DT Challenges - Non-traditional Christmas colors
Simon Says - Christmas, but NO red or green
Papertake Weekly - Christmas, No red or green seen
Just Magnolia - A christmas card
7 Kids College Fund - Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 11, 2010

DCD Christmas Club - DT - A Christmas Carol

Here is my card for the Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club DT for this week. The challenge this week is a Christmas Carol. I LOVE these Greeting Farm Xmas Sweeties, and think the girl looks like she is singing a carol. SO cute!!!! The sentiment I received from my fellow Design Team member, Lynne. Isnt it amazing!!!!!! I just LOVE the ticket sentiment, and HAD to use it for my card.
I used my K&Company Christmas stack as the patterned paper. I also cut the dark green cardstock strips with my Tim Holtz edge die, and finished them off with a skinny cream colored ribbon.
I colored these cuties with copics -
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
Clothes - R24, R27, R29, G20, G21, G24, Y15

I added Frosted Lace sickles to the fur of the outfits of these cuties. I love the look that it gives them, so festive and dimensional. Amazing!!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
A spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Card
Stamping Scrapping - Winter Wonderland
Stampavie and More - Christmas

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Special Wish

Here is my next project I just completed. The hot glue is still drying!!! LOL I made this project for my inlaws for christmas. My mother in-law gets all decked out for Christmas. Their house always looks absolutely gorgeous! So, I thought that this Christmas sign would be a perfect addition as a gift for them this year. I sure hope that they like it.
I used my My Mind's Eye Holiday Avenue Paper Pad for this project. It is a great paper pad, and one of my new faves!!!! I used the ornament paper as the background, then added a center piece with the red glitter swirl paper. I then added two border strips with green cardstock and cut patchwork pieces from other pieces of the patterned paper. I like how it turned out! I cut out the letters for WISH with my Storybook cartridge and my cricut.
I used Reindeer Tilda and colored her with copics -
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - Y11, Y51, Y20, E53
Clothes- G20, G21, G24
Antlers - E25, E27
I added stickles to the antlers and the lace of her outfit.
I also used Tilda Hanging Ornaments on this project. I colored her with copics too.
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - E51, E57, E59
Clothes - R20, R24, R27, R29
Ornaments - Y15, G20, G21, G24
I added stickles to the ornaments and to the lace of her outfit for added interest and shine.
I used some flowers to decorate the corner of the picture frame. I used glimmer mist to paint the white flowers. I used Candy Apple Red and Key Lime Pie to make them match the colors of the design. Then I used my hot glue gun to adhere them to the frame.
I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Anything but a card
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes with Sparkle
Magnolia Down Under - Make a patchwork
Magnolia-licious - Letter or word projects
Charisma Cards - Christmas Gifts
Creative Inspirations - Christmas Gifts
Simon Says Stamp and Show - a Holiday Greeting
Stampavie and More - Christmas
All That Scraps - December Magnolia Challenge
Bunny Zoe - Christmas, but not a card
Copic Creations - Light Source (upper left)

GDT card for Cute Card Thursday - Flower Frenzy

Here is my card for this weeks challenge over at Cute Card Thursday. I was asked to be a guest designer for the month of December, and I am loving these challenges. Thanks so much Caz for asking me to be a part of it all!!!!
Anywho.... here is my card for this weeks challenge, Flower Frenzy! ANyone who follows me, knows, I add flowers to EVERYTHING!!! So, this challenge was right up my alley. I chose to use Beany Anya from The Greeting Farm for this card, isnt she adorable!
I Loved this color scheme for Anya, pink and purple, so pretty for winter.
I colored Anya with copics -
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - E51, E57, E59
Dress - R81, R83, R85
Beany - R81, R83, R85, Rv 91, RV93, RV95
Scarf and boots - RV91, RV93, RV95
I followed the layout on this weeks Mystery Monday over at Club Anya. I just love this layout, so distressed and just pretty. Great choice Kristy! I added the pink satin bow and flowers for an added touch. The flowers are all Prima. I just layered them and added some bling to their centers, easy peasy!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Club Anya - Mystery Monday
Stamping Scrapping - Winter Wonderland
7 Kids College fund - Winter Wonderland
ABC Challenge - J is for Jewels and Gems