Tuesday, September 29, 2015

My Magnolia Rose Cake Tilda Kraft Card

Hello Dearest Readers,

How are things going for you today? Well I hope! It's the same "ole," same "ole" here. Days are spent getting things done and then wondering where the week went! It just seems that time if flying by! Nothing exciting at all in our lives! I guess that could be a good thing considering the alternatives! LOL

Today is Team B's turn to reveal their inspiration cards for the

Use Kraft Challenge

at the Magnolia-lcious Challenge Blog.

I had fun with this challenge! I decided to do my very first coloring directly on kraft paper! I've always admired gals who were able to do that technique well - Chris Dark and Claudia from Germany come to mind. Their work is amazing! So, I took the plunge. I'm afraid I discovered that the technique is not that easy! LOL I am sooooooo not in their league! LOL (as if I ever would be)

I chose to use a new stamp from the Boho Collection. It is called Rose Cake Tilda. Here is my photo of the front:

I colored Tilda with a combination of pencils - Prismacolor, Derwent Inktense, and regular Derwent. I even used some random pencils I had from a century ago, LOL! The kraft paper is Basic Grey and the card stock is Bazzill Kraft. I don't know what I did to get the photo so defined. I must have clicked something I shouldn't have during the photo editing. Since my eye surgery, I'm noticing that I am taking blurrier photos. I guess the surgery didn't end up as well as I had hoped. :o( Anyway, I struggle to get clarity. There is a tag hidden behind the quilted mat (where the blue flower and pink ribbon are at top center). The pale pink pearl swirls are Prima.

Here is a detail of Tilda:

I don't know if I'll try this technique again, LOL. I love colors that are bold. Coloring on kraft just seems to dull everything down. That's why I chose pastels for the card.

What do you think?

When you're visiting the Magnolia-licious Store, you might want to check out the new Memory Box and Poppy Stamp dies that Diana has gotten in. They are sure "purdy!" Diana also has the wonderful Boho collection stamps as well as many others.

Well, that's about it! I hope you like my Using Kraft creation.

Now it's your turn! Won't you join the Use Kraft Challenge? As you can see by the DT examples, there are many ways you can incorporate the kraft into your design! 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, September 15, 2015

Romantic Boho Tilda Sisters Card

Hello Dearest Readers,

I'm hungry! LOL I've been working and forgetting to eat. Then, when I remember, I don't want to stop working on my project! Do you get like that, too? I'm so bad, though. I think I may have found a solution, though, I love beef jerky. The other day, I ordered TONS of packages of beef, pork, and turkey jerky for snacking on while I'm working! LOL I'll just keep a package or two in my craft room for when I get the munchies! LOL Problem solved!

Our grand daughter turned 8 weeks old on Friday. She is such a doll! I'm going to show you a photo of her. Son, if you are reading this, I know I said I wouldn't post it to my blog, but I lied! LOL Here she is at six weeks. She's just seen the balls hanging from her Mamaroo seat.

How cute is that?

If you haven't ordered your Boho Collection stamps, what are you waiting for? They are ADORABLE! The card I'm sharing today features Romantic Boho Tilda. Diana has it HERE.

I hope you like my card. I think it turned out so beautifully. I used two different lines of papers because one didn't have much of a selection in the color I had chosen. So, I went to a second selection and blended the two. I used My Wedding and Summer Crush papers. The card stock is Bazzill. Here it is:

I inked and distressed edges. Then, I added Shabby Pink Frantage. The flowers are from my stash. Tilda has been colored with a combination of coloring tools - DIs, Derwent regular watercolor pencils, and Derwent Inktense pencils. I used my Rose Leaf Doohickey die to complete the rose cluster.

The inside of the card is also completely finished and features flowers, pearls, and die cuts. It's very pretty.

Well, that's about it! I hope you like my Sisters card. 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 Add a Rose(s) 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

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Bella's Party Birthday Card

Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Wednesday to each of you! Have you checked out the new Magnolia Boho Collection that Diana has recently listed? Diana has them waiting for you at Magnolia-licious! They very pretty! I just love the detailed images! Check them out!

Today is "W-ednesday" at Magnolia-licious! I've often shared that I am in love with the Bella series stamps that are part of Wild Rose Studio's line of stamps. I'm so glad that Diana had gotten them in a while back, and I was smart and got some. Diana only has image one left in stock. If you like the one I've used today, maybe Diana could get it in for you. I think this stamp is so sweet! It's called Bella's Party. Here is the front of my card:

Did I hear an "Ahhhhh" when you saw the image? LOL It is just so precious as all the Bella stamps are as far as I am concerned. I took the time to use Kindyglitz colors to match the paper pieced box stack. I found Kindyglitz a little more than 10 years ago - long before Stickles came on the market. I had each and every color shipped to me from Australia! At that time, the company didn't ship to the US, but they were kind enough to give me the name of a person who would pick them up and mail them to me. I've been using them ever since. I love the quality of the product as well as the colors. Anyway, I colored the dots on the bottom box, the stars on the top box, and Bella's hat with the glitter glue. It added such a nicely professional look to the card.

The paper I used are MME Howdy Doody. I love this paper! If you have any, I'll buy it from you! If you can get it where you live and would like to mail two packs to me, count me in! I just love the colors and the patterns. My flowers are from my stash and in colors that match the paper colors. The pearls are Kaisercraft. The banner is from La La Land (I think) I've elevated it on pop dots.

Both panels of the inside have been finished and embellished. It is such a pretty card!

I hope you like my Bella's Party card. If you have any questions, just ask!

This card is for sale, along with others, in my Etsy Shop!

I am so glad that you stopped by. Please leave a comment if you have the time. Those sweet words are what keep me wanting to push my creative juices! I hope you will return again very soon! Your visit means the world to me!



Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Magnolia Tilda Pinwheel Birthday Card

Happy first day of September!

How are you today, dearest readers? We had the most wonderful trip to Portland, Oregon, to visit our darling son, sweeter than sweet daughter-in-law, and preciously perfect first grand baby! When she was placed into my arms and I introduced myself to her, SHE SMILED! She was only four weeks old! It was as if she'd been waiting to meet me! My heart melted! Just writing this makes my eyes fill with tears! She is in the 99% for height! The clothes I got in the newborn size were already too small when she was born! LOL. She weighed over 9 lbs! I'm thinking it was 9 1/2 - but I'm not sure. What an angel!

On the way home (1000 miles), we hit smoke from the horrible forest fires in Washington and Oregon. You could taste it. Visibility was quite low. We had smoke all the way into half of Utah. My lungs ached! So much loss! So many forest fighters have their lives on the line when fires like this break out. We made it home with God's help!

Today is Team B's turn to shed some inspiration for cards that have movement - Push, Pull, and Flip/Turn. You can find the deets at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. I chose to make a pinwheel card. This was my very first one! I love how it turned out. That little pinwheel at the top rolls from left to right and back again as you tip the card! How fun for a child to have! Here is the link to the You Tube video that helped me make this: VIDEO Here are some photos of my card:

I love red and yellow together as well as navy blue and yellow together. I was in a red mood, I guess, when this card started to develop into something concrete. LOL I used my Spellbinders die for the scalloped shape of the card. Then, I used my cove dies for the center panel. The two Tildas are older ones - Tilda with Birthday Cake and Tilda with Tag Gifts. I made the present, pinwheel, and birthday hat in matching papers and red glittered card stock. The images have been hand painted. The center panel has been elevated on pop dots so that the pinwheel could move freely.

Here are some additional images:

Here, you can see the flower cluster with the beautiful frosted raspberry.

I hope you like the card I've created! It looks so much better IRL. I just cannot seem to grasp the secret to successful photo taking. If you have a suggestion, please leave it below. I need help, dearest readers!

Magnolia-licious is currently taking pre orders for the adorable, new Boho Chic Magnolia Collection. They are just the cutest images! Diana also has some new Poppy Stamp/Memory Box Holiday Dies. There are some I would so love to have! Check out the new items before they are gone!

Well, that's about it! I hope you like my Pinwheel card.

Now it's your turn! Won't you join the Push, Pull, Flip (card with movement) Challenge? We'd love to see your creations! I tried something new; how about you?

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!