Sunday, May 13, 2018

Diploma Graduation Tilda for LHOSM Anything Goes Challenge



Happy May, Sweet Readers,

I'm writing this early so I don't forget to write it! LOL This weekend, I have our son and sweet angel granddaughter with us. Oh, it is so wonderful to have them visit. Little One will be three in 2 1/2 months, and is she sharp. By three, her Daddy was already reading on his own; however Miss Eleanor (AKA Princess Puddlepants) knows her colors, shapes, numbers, and can count to 30. I am so proud of her! She had hearing issues early on that affected her verbal and auditory development. After having surgery, she is all caught up, and her verbal ability, as well as her hearing ability, are right where they should be! Bless her heart! I just love her!

This month's challenge at LHOSM is

Anything Goes


Today, I would like to share a lovely graduation card with you featuring Diploma Tilda. Here she is:



For this card, I've used Maja Design Sofiero papers, Magnolia Medical Doohickey Dies, lace, doilies, imported flowers, inking, assorted other dies, and a 2018 graduation charm.

Here is a shot of the interior:



Our sponsor this month is:

Swedish House Crafts


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One lucky gal will win a really nice prize! You can't win if you don't join in! LOL

This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Roller Coaster Card w/ Magnolia Tildas



Hello sweet readers,

Happy May! I'm not going to chat today as I've been up all night and am exhausted as well as having blurry eyes!

Today, I have a fun card to share with you. I fell in love with the Magnolia Field Trip Collection and knew there were ideas that would make for fun cards. This is my first from the collection. It featured two Tilda stamps.



After creating the tree on the left, I added enamel dots to give dimension. The tree on the right is a composite of two different Magnolia tree dies blended to make a new tree. One of the trees is the fruit tree die. I don't know the name of the other one. The flowers are from the Garden Doohickey themed box. The fence is another doohickey from long ago. The background scene has been watercolored and is from a stamp that is ages old. I added lots of pop dots, glitter, rhinestones, and enamel dots.

Here is a photo of the interior:



The roller coaster creation involved printing out the pattern, cutting, scoring, and folding. For the interior, I wanted to carry the theme by using the Tilda in a roller coaster car. She's so cute! The clouds are both Magnolia nnd Memory Box.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris



I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

Magnolia Forever Challenge Blog

Sunday, April 15, 2018

On the Road Tilda - LHOSM Spring Flowers Challenge



Hello sweet readers,

I hope this post finds you well and happy! It's Spring here in the desert and everything is blooming! This is your midway reminder for the current challenge at the LHOSM Challenge Blog. The theme is:


Spring Flowers


For my inspiration card, I've chosen to use On the Road Tilda from the Seabreeze Collection. I think she is just adorable and the kind of gal I was when I was younger - with the bicycle! This is the first time I've inked her up, too! LOL She DID keep calling my name over the months! LOL

Here is my card:


Here is a shot of the interior:



I loved that the sentiment on the inside complimented the sentiment on the front. The papers were so perfect for Spring with the little flowers everywhere. Do you like it? LOL

Tilda has been colored with Distress Inks. I've added lots of layers and elevations using pop dots. The flowers in the bicycle basket have been accented with yellow glitter. The flowers are from my stash. I'm thinking that the papers used are from Doodlebug Designs. A doily is tucked behind the image mat. The grass has been cut using a Doohickey Die and is elevated so that the bicycle is behind the grass. This sentiment on the Spellbinders banner was done with Doodlebug rub ons.

Our sponsor this month is:

NOOR DESIGN



One lucky gal will win a really nice prize! You can't win if you don't join in! LOL

This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Magnolia Gelato Tilda from the Summer 17 Collection



Hello sweet readers,

Happy Easter to each of you! I hope you will be surrounded by family and friends! I love Easter. I love that the colors change from the Winter darks to the bright or soft Spring colors.

One of my favorite memories, from when I was younger as well as when we were in the first 15 years of marriage, was to make Italian Easter Bread. It had whole dyed hard boiled eggs, in the shells, embedded in the top crust. I would take the bread a step further and create a lower level on which I would add Italian deli meats - prosciutto, salami, ham and a layer of Italian cheese - provolone, fontina, and mozzarella. I would close up the two layers of dough to keep the cheese in during the baking process. It would always be so pretty with the golden crust, colorful eggs, and after being cut open, the meat and cheese. I'm too old now to make it, LOL.

Today, I have a quickie card to share with you featuring Gelato Tilda from the Summer 17 collection. I think she is a little cutie. Here she is:



Tilda has been hand painted. The primary color is a deep purple that almost looks blue. The embellies are not involved making this card a quickie. The interior has been finished to match the front.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Magnolia Tilda with Daisy Mae, the Tiger



Hello sweet readers,

Well, the trash men were here in their big, noisy truck at 5:45 AM. So, with all the banging, I decided not to fight the frustration of being unable to get back to sleep. I got showered, folded a load of clothes, got another load in the dryer, made DH's breakfast, got dinner in the slow cooker, called a computer repair shop because my Photoshop was giving me some issues, took a ton of photos, Photoshopped them, and am now ready to share them with you! DH was gone for two hours with his companion. They went to a botanical garden and hiked around. It is always good when DH gets out and has some exercise and fresh air. He came home all tuckered out and is now napping! Win/win!

I've had this card in my head for a while. As a matter of fact, the cards I've been working on when I can steal a minute here and there, have all been bouncing around in my head for weeks. This card features Tilda with Daisy Mae, the Tiger. I wanted it to be a card that would touch a heart. Here it is:



I chose pastel blue and gray so it would work for a male (sort of, LOL). Tilda has been watercolored. The papers used are from Teresa Collins. The removable tag has a stamped image of Napoleon the cat on it.

Here is a shot of the interior panels:



I thought the sentiment was a sweet one and complimented the sentiment on the front. The little charm has the work "Love" etched into it.

This card is for sale ----->

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Friday, March 23, 2018

My Craft Room - My Haven


Hello dearest readers,

Tilda Edwin's QOD is where do I scrap? Beside the answer, we were asked to post a photo of our scrap room. Well, since I could only post one photo on the FB page, I thought I'd post the rest here. The furniture and decorations are from Pottery Barn. I've since replaced the ampersand sign with a pair of wooden scissors the same size as the ampersand sign. I liked them better, LOL. Here is my little place to recoup and lose myself, LOL!


The photo above is facing north.


This view is facing south. Those binders on top of the hutch are filled with my Tilda stamps. I've since added six more binders to my collection of Tildas!


This is part of the wall units facing west.

The photo below is inside one of the closets. These drawers hold 12 x 12 card stock and paper filed by color.



The final photo is of the other closet in my craft room. There are embellishments in the large drawers. On the floor are storage containers filled with specifics like ribbon, alphas, lace, chip board, accents, etc.

Well, there it is. My little piece of the craft sphere.

Thank you for dropping by!

XO, Chris

Sunday, March 18, 2018

LHOSM Anything Goes Challenge - Have Dinner with Me Tilda



Hello sweet readers,

I had a very, very busy day, today. Lots of cooking and cleanup as well as other household chores. It was a very gray day with rain coming, so it was perfect to get a pot of chicken broth going for soup tomorrow. The house smells sooooo good!

Guess what? It's time for your midway reminder for Challenge #156 at the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge Blog. Our theme this month is

Anything Goes


For my inspiration card, I've chosen to use Have Dinner with Me Tilda from the Recipe Card Collection. I think this stamp is so sweet and perfect for a Mother's Day card. It's one of my favorites from that collection.

Here is my card:



I chose to color Tilda with Distress Inks. I've used lots of pop dots to elevate portions of the card so that it isn't flat. The doily has been elevated from the background and the circular cut out around Tilda has been elevated off the doily. There are lots of die cuts inside and out. After the card was done, I thought it needed a bit of sparkle, so I added a thin line of Crystal Stickles around the circle. The banner was cut from a Spellbinder's Die, and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up. The gorgeous papers are from Craft and You - the Beautiful Day Collection. I'm thinking that the leaf and circular dies are by Marianne Design. The flowers are from my stash.

Here is a photo of the interior. I used some floral rub ons because they matched the papers so beautifully.



Now, it's YOUR turn! Won't you join our Anything Goes Challenge? Simply upload your photo HERE. Our sponsor for this challenge is

Wild Orchid Crafts




One lucky gal will win a $20 gift voucher! You can't win if you don't join in! LOL

This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris