Sunday, February 15, 2015

Moulin Rouge Tilda Loves You!

Hello Dearest Readers,

Did you have a wonderful Valentine's Day? I hope you and your significant other celebrated sweetly! We're coming up on our 40th anniversary (in December), and have had wonderful Valentine's Days. Right after we were married, my sweet husband gave me an IRON for our first Valentine's Day. THAT was probably the only Valentine's that ended on a sour note! I was so ticked! What is romantic about an iron?????? LOL He learned! One year, I found a beautiful ring on my steering wheel when I went to work in the morning. Another year, he bought me the car of my dreams! I've been spoiled. Oh, how I would love to have those days of youth again! Somehow, things get more serious as we age.

Today, I would like to share a lovely card that is for the Hearts and Flowers Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Here it is:

I chose to use a purple, silver, and white color scheme for my card. I liked the addition of the silver metallic card stock elements - Eiffel Tower Doohickey Die from Kit #3, the small heart, as well as the border of the sentiment element are all silver. I added shabby white Fran-tage to the mat on which Tilda rests. Tilda moves! She's on a little springy thing! LOL

Here, you can see how she moves when flicks. It's as if she is dancing! It just makes the card front more interesting. I also used a small Arc de Triomphe charm which is hanging from the frame. The addition of pearls here and there finish off the front.

Here are some additional photos:

This is the inside top:

This is the inside bottom:

I think that this paper was so pretty. I just had to use it with this card idea!

If you haven't been to the Magnolia-licious Store please take a second and click the link above. Diana has some wonderful new stamps and dies in stock! Don't forget that you get store credit to be used when you JUST HAVE TO HAVE that special something and it's not in your budget! Well, you can get it with your accumulated store credits! I've done it and was so glad I had it to use!

I sure hope you like my French themed card! Diana is currently out of the standard sized Moulin Rouge Tilda, but she does have it in the mini size which would work if you are making a small card. You can find it HERE.

Now it's your turn! Won't you join the Hearts and Flowers 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!



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tilda in Cozy Coat and Olaf Like Warm Hugs!

Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy February! Are you planning something special for your significant other or kiddies this Valentine's Day? What are you planning? I'd love to know! I have to get my Valentine card making done! I just can't seem to work fast enough! I have an idea for a card for DH, but by the time I get to making hubby's card, I'll probably forget the ideas! I did that with one card already. I HATE when that happens! I had the cutest card and sentiment in my head. I was not at my work station, so I didn't write it down. By the time I got back to my craft area, the idea had vanished and never returned again! That is so annoying. I've tried and tried to remember the idea I had, but the it never returned. *sniff* It was so cute, too!

Before I go any further, I just have to tell you that Magnolia-licious has some Magnolia Mini Stamps for as low as $1.99!And if that doesn't tempt you, the prices on the minis are ridiculous! Not only that, but there are NEW Memory Box Dies to tempt you! They are so gorgeous! You should check them out!

Today is Team B's turn to share some inspiration cards using a winter theme and Doohickey Dies. Please forgive me for yet another Frozen card, LOL. I had these ideas in my head for so long and wanted to get them in card form. I refused to give up until all three were done. You've previously seen my Elsa and Anna cards. Today, you will see my Olaf card. Here it is:

Isn't that a happy card? That little Olaf is the cutest. When I first saw Tilda in Cozy Coat, I KNEW what card she was going to enhance! Those open arms just scream, "Give me a hug!" LOL I used four Doohickey Dies on the front. They are:

A. Tilda Doily Die
B. Slender Firs
C. Snowy Forest
D. Spruce

The snowflake background card stock has embossed snowflakes. I added pearls to the centers of the snowflakes as well as on the trees and lace. I forgot to do Tilda's buttons! I drew Olaf, added some matching flowers and a rhinestone cabochon with Olaf's face in the center. I turned the lace upside down because I thought the arches looked like snow drifts while the daisies reminded me of snowflakes. There is glitter around the sentiment. Tilda has been elevated on pop dots. I also used silver metallic thread for the stitching. Here are the interior panels for my card:

I used the following dies on this panel:

A. Cozy Big Snowflake
B. So Wrapped Lovely Doohickey Tag
C. So Wrapped Snowflake Tag (for the snowflake on the bow)

I love that light periwinkle color! It is so perfect for a winter/snowflake card! Here is the bottom panel:

This panel is pretty straightforward. I used lots of layering as well as the silver metallic thread. The flowers match the front and I added one Doohickey Die element, and that is:

A. Doohickey Die Kit #2 - pine needle stem.

I sure hope you like my final Frozen card, LOL. Now, I don't have to try to remember what I was going to do with the trio of Frozen cards! I got all three done! It was so much fun seeing my thoughts evolve on paper. I so loved doing each one!

Now it's your turn! Won't you join in the Winter Fun with Doohickey Dies Challenge? We'd love, love, love to see your creations!

Thank you for stopping by.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Magnolia Tilda Stars as Anna in Frozen!

Hello Dearest Readers,

How are you this Superbowl Sunday? The big game will be on soon. We're rooting for the Seattle Seahawks. My DH just loves this team, so we have to cheer them to a victory!

I am of Italian decent; however, I am working on improving my Vietnamese/Thai cooking skills! We love the food of both cultures. I decided to try cellophane noodles with Dungeness crab. My city is so small that we spent days trying to locate the noodles. Finally, we found them under the name of mung bean threads! Tah Dah! Success! I got to work right away soaking them. Next came cleaning and harvesting the meat from the crab. After cooking the dish, DH and I sat down and LOVED it! My husband is such a fussy eater! Since he's gotten sick, he's getting very hard to please. I was so glad he gave the recipe a chance. He said it was so good that he would eat it again! There is still another recipe I want to try soon. It's rice cakes, but they are made in an Ebelskivers pan. I have the pan and thought it would be a fun way to use it. I'll let you know how it turns out!

Today begins a new challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog. Our theme for the next two weeks is…


We would like you to use lots of layers on your card! Here is my inspiration card:

Isn't it pretty? For just the papers, I have five layers. By the time you get to Tilda there are seven layers all together! LOL I chose Tilda with Hood (Winter, 2008) because she reminded me of Anna in Frozen. The paper I used is so beautiful. It is called FROZEN. You can find the FROZEN PAPER HERE. The colors in these papers is a soft bluish green. It is so beautiful. I added tons of snowflakes, some pretty lace, matching color seam binding, oodles of rhinestones, a cabochon of Anna and a fun snowman charm that reminded me of Olaf.

Here are some additional photos:

On this panel, I've, once again, did tons of layering. I have stitched the card with silver metallic thread. I used my Frostyville circle die for the center and added some rhinestones here and there. Then, I added the ribbon and the charm of the reindeer because he reminded me of Sven. LOL The panel is finished with some sparkle on the tree.

Here is the bottom panel:

Here, you can see the FROZEN text paper. If you look closely at the center bottom, you can even see the word "frozen." I repeated the layering, stitching, as well as the addition of winter elements found on the previous panels.

This card is so lovely! I'm so glad you got to see it! Leave a comment to let me know what you think.

I am so glad that you stopped by. I hope you will return again very soon!