Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Heart Shoes Tilda Mother's Day Card


Hello Sweet Readers,

Well, it's Tuesday and I have a second card to share. I was working on this off an on for a bit and just got it finished. I thought it might make a nice Mother's Day card. It is for sale in my Etsy Shop - A Scrappers Boutique.

Here she is:


The panel on which Tilda has been painted has also been dry embossed with a heart design. Tilda and the embossed paper are all one piece. I realized that it didn't look right where the embossing and the smooth areas met (Remember, they are the same piece of watercolor paper). Something was missing. My sweet cyber friend, Tracy, suggested a border around the smooth section and the heart embossed ares. She thought lace would look nicely. Well, this lace had a straight edge above the string of flowers. I carefully cut off the straight edge thus leaving the string of flowers which were glued around the smooth section. I added a teeny tiny pearl to the center of each flower. Tracy was right - it looked great! I was overthinking the project.

Tracy also suggested an resin figure. I had lots, but most were too large. The bird was a nice fit. An assortment of pretty flowers, butterflies, layers, die cuts, and more frilly lace finished off the look I wanted. Does it look vintage? This is a really cute Tilda! I just love her face and body posture. She is available at Magnolia-licious and is from the Spring Fever Collection. I decided to edge the embossed panel with gathered lace. There are lots of layers and die cuts. I used an assortment of flowers from my stash. I had so much stuff out on my craft table that there was hardly any room for me to work! LOL

The interior, purposely, is not so lavishly finished. I used gorgeous papers that have beautiful images on them. In order to maintain the integrity of the papers, I didn't add much to the inside. I wanted to showcase the papers. The panel on the right is blank for a personal message. The panel on the left is decorative.


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I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Celebrate Today with Rosebud Tilda


Hello Dearest Readers,

How are things going with you? I hope all is well. Thank you for visiting my blog! I am so glad that you took the time to drop by.

Today begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog. Our challenge has the theme of...

Anything Goes!


Now, how easy is that going to be? You may have read my Facebook posts about being on a CAS kick lately. I find that CAS cards are not that easy to do! So, I've been challenging myself to be creative while making a CAS card that keeps the focus on our little Tilda. I cannot seem to get the white of the card to show as white. Sorry about that. Here is my inspiration card for the Anything Goes Challenge:



I had fun with that polka dot die! I elevated the panel on pop dots and added matching pink rhinestones of varying sizes. The Tilda is from the Spring Fever Collection and is called Rosebud Tilda. I colored her with Distress Inks, Prisma colored pencils, Inktense Pencils, and Derwent water color pencils. You can find this cutie patootie Tilda here along with all the other cuties in the Spring Fever Collection.

My little card is for sale in my Etsy Shop if you are interested.

Please take a minute and stop by the Magnolia-licious Store. Diana has some excellent prices on our little Tilda stamps! There may be one, or some, that you've wanted to add to your collection. Check it out!

We would love to have you join the Anything Goes Challenge. One lucky person will win a $20 gift certificate from Magnolia-licious. Your card is your ticket to the random draw! Give it a try! This is a really easy theme with which to work.



Thank you so much for stopping by!



I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Magnolia Fairy Tilda Get Well Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Wednesday to each of you! Are you doing well? Things here resemble life on a yo-yo. We have our ups and downs. Some days are better than others, but we are both hanging in there. Lots of pressure from the Portland arm of our little family. Our son and daughter-in-law want us to move so we could be closer to them. I know they are right. It's just overwhelming to even think of packing up our lives.

On to a brighter topic! Today is "W"-ednesday at Magnolia-licous! Today, I have chosen to use a mini of Fairy Tilda from the 2010 Fairy Tale Collection. I thought she reminded me of a sweet little butterfly. Diana does not have this particular stamp in stock, but she DOES HAVE a similar one - Flying Tilda - which you can find HERE. There are many mini Tildas with wings that would also fit this particular card theme. Just because the one I used is out of stock, there are other little Tildas with wings! Remember that Mini Magnolia Stamps can be purchased from Magnolia-licious at a wonderful price of only $1.99 - $2.00 each! You can get both individual stamps and stamp bundles. Check out the large selection of mini stamps HERE.

Here is my card:



Recently, I've been making clean and simple cards. I love the Spring Fever Collection so very much. My mind is filled with ideas for each stamp. I don't know why I'm on the CAS kick, but I am loving how the stamp images are the focal point. I also get my cards done faster, too! LOL

For this card, I used Bazzill card stock in white and a dusty purple. The butterfly paper was a perfect pairing for the Tilda image. The paper is from my stash. The jar is another oldie, but goodie, stamp that I have only used a couple of times. I've colored my images with Distress Inks.

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I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Friday, April 15, 2016

Magnolia Resting Tilda is Thinking of You!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Friday to each of you! I hope this post finds each of you well and happy!

I have been on a CAS card design kick. I haven't a clue why. For some reason, I am loving the look of less is more. I'll tell you what - My little Tildas stand out, that's for sure! Because I haven't embellished the recently designed cards, Tilda is the focal point! It's almost liberating! I have had so much fun with these cards! Of course, I am in love with the Spring Fever Collection. It has to be one of my all time favorites! Here's my design:



For my card, I used three Magnolia images - Resting Tilda, Stone Wall, and the mini version of the sentiment. White Bazzill card stock was used for my base. I also used paper from Echo Park which was cut with a Spellbinders Grande die. The only embellishments are the machine stitching, the three matching pink pearls, cloud die cuts from Memory Box, and a little wooden bird from Studio Calico which I stained using white Gesso. The card is approx. 6 x 6.

I did finish the interior using matching papers, a doily, flowers, and die cuts.

Thank you so much for stopping by!



I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Tilda Rose Scent Celebrations Card to Share


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy April to you! Time is just flying by! All is well here. My beautiful back wall is white with blooming Bridlewreath bushes. The fruitless plum trees have turned our valley all pink and white. There are tons of those trees here because they are so beautiful. Of course, my allergies are running amuck! I can go through a box of tissues in a day! LOL

I have also had two hummingbird sightings - which makes me just so happy to see them again. I've already prepared a feeder for those that are migrating. One swooped to the empty pole on Friday night. There was no feeder yet. This little guy must have been here last year and remembered where the feeder should be. He flew up to the pole, stopped in mid air, hovered for a little bit (obviously thinking to himself, "Where's my food, lady?"), and exited stage right! So, we immediately put a feeder out.

Today begins a brand spanking new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Our theme for you to follow is...

Celebrations!


We would love to see your card covering a celebration such as graduation, birthday, new baby, wedding, or even a divorce! LOL!

Here is my inspiration card:



Here is some information on my card. I chose to use Tilda Rose Scent from the Lost and Found Collection as well as the Dressing Table stamp from the same collection. The colors on the painted section are just a tad deeper than what you see in the photo above. I've colored the images with water colors.

I've used gorgeous papers from Pion Design. It is such a shame to cover them up. The inside of the card is completely finished on both panels with more Pion papers, die cuts, lace, pearls, and flowers.

On the front, I've elevated the "Celebrate" tag using pop dots. I've added a hidden tag that has a sweet little pink perfume bottle hanging from the bow. It's funny, the Lost and Found Collection debuted in 2013. Well, I bought the little pink perfume bottles back then and have just now used one of them, LOL! Always be prepared, right? LOL

Lastly, I've used imported flowers, Magnolia Doohickey swirls, lace doilies, lace edging, some shabby pink Frantage, and other die cuts. You'll get a kick out of this. The mirror has clear plastic over it so it looks like glass. What did I use for the source of the plastic? A container that had grape tomatoes in it, LOL! I recycled! LOL

Are you getting ready for the new Spring Fever Collection? Diana is currently taking orders, so get yours in quickly before they are all sold out. They are adorable images! This is one of my favorites -



Isn't she just too stinkin' cute? I can't wait to showcase her on a card!

Well, that's about it! I hope you like my Celebrate card. I thought that it would work for many celebratory situations. It is available in my Etsy shop, if you are interested. Just click the Etsy link at the top right.

Now it's your turn! Won't you join the Celebrations Challenge? We'd love to see your creations!

Thank you for stopping by.


By leaving a comment, you may win a special gift from Diana at Magnolia-licious! If you don't join in, you just can't win! LOL



I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Friday, March 25, 2016

A Magnolia Trio of Tildas for Spring!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Easter to each of you! I hope the Easter Bunny will bring your treats galore and the joy of family!

Our children are almost home. They have a few more hours to go on their two day drive home. I miss them already. Our grand daughter is such a delight! She will be a buster, that's for sure! She is so joyful. She laughs all the time. After they had left to go home, I realized how empty our home seemed - so quiet. Of course, Cedar, the shy kitty came out from under the bed where she had hold up during the duration of their stay. Precious, the smarty cat, decided that she wasn't going to be intimidated and just lived her life as she always does, LOL.

I am very creative just before dozing off at night. This card idea came to me at that late hour, and I thought it would be cute! Today, I am sharing the card with you. I intermittently worked on it over the past week or so. I wanted it to be Spring like, but it may be a bit Eastery. I wanted to use some minis on little egg shapes. Diana has an Easter/Spring mini bundle of 12 stamps available HERE. Check these cuties out! Here is my newest creation:



I love the shade of blue Bazzill. It is just so soft. Diana had these minis and I thought they would be just right for the little eggs on which they've been stamped and colored. The text is computer generated. I had the sheer flowers from so many years ago. I have about four bags of them! Why not use them? I like that it added to the card, but because they are sheer, they don't add density to the card front. Here are additional shots:







I just wanted the card to be soft and sweet. I'll put it in my Etsy Shop. Maybe someone will like it, too!

Diana is currently taking preorders for the New Spring Fever Collection. There are some adorable images in this set. If you haven't seen them, please visit the Magnolia-licious Store. You can see and order them there.

Thank you so much for stopping by!



I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Magnolia Tilda This Hug is for You!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Tuesday to each of you! I hope this post finds each of you well and happy!

I am such a happy grammie! Our sweet little grand baby is here visiting - along with her mom and dad, of course! She has grown so much since I saw her last August. They live about a thousand miles from us, so visits are limited. It's a long story, and since I don't know what the future holds, we may be moving to be closer to our dear children.

Today is Tuesday and that means that it's time for a Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog challenge reveal! Today begins a new challenge on the blog. It is....**drumroll, please**...

Anything Goes with Pearls


We would love, love, love to see your beautiful creations featuring pearls as part of the design. Here is my inspiration card for you -



I chose to use one of the first Magnolia stamps I ever bought. These little angels are so cute! I love their simple design. I believe I cut the shape of the card from a Magnolia Vintage Die set. I had a terrible time with it because every time I ran it through the machine, it would change the shape of the cut! Therefore, none of the cuts were identical. Sooooo frustrating!!!! What would make that happen? I finally had to cut the shapes by hand.

I added a pearl border above the lace as well as pearl accents here and there. The inside has pearls as well. Here is another photo:



Please take a minute and stop by the Magnolia-licious Store. Diana has some excellent prices on our little Tilda stamps! There may be one, or some, that you've wanted to add to your collection. Check it out!

We would love to have you join the Anything Goes with Pearl Challenge. One lucky person will win a $20 gift certificate from Magnolia-licious. Your card is your ticket to the random draw! Give it a try! This is a really easy theme with which to work.



Thank you so much for stopping by!



I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris