Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hello Dear Friends,

It has been a very long time since you have heard from me.

I had asked Diana if I could take some time off from the
Magnolia Blog as I wasn't feeling well.

I had planned to be back making cards by the end of October.

Unfortunately my DEAR HUSBAND, DENIS, passed away October 19th.

I have asked Diana to take me off the Team as I can't possibly
make cards at this time.

I will be moving back to the mainland to be with my family,
so have my house for sale. There is a ton of work to be done.
I don't know how long it will take.

Thanks so much to my loyal followers.
I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, and perhaps I will see you
some time in 2014.

Love, Candy 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Under The Weather?

Good Hump Day to you all.

Imagine this - I made a card and
it isn't for a Challenge!  LOL LOL

I made this card with a stamp

She is called *Sunny Bathing Tilda* #245
and can be found at DIANA'S STORE.

I believe I told you before if
there is rain in the image I buy it :o)
I LOVE the rain.
* Actually found out this isn't the
stamp I thought it was. This isn't 
rain, it is water from swimmy.*
Sorry for my mistake.

I felt like making a smaller card
this time so this one is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
I can't believe how many embellishments
I got onto this small card!
My card stock is from SU.
My DP from Nit Wits.

Both the die Tilda is on and the
small outside sentiment one are from SU.
The shabby fence, clouds and heart dies are
The larger sentiment one is from
I have used SHABBY BLUE Fran-tage
and Flowers from my stash.
Both sentiments were computer
generated by me.

I was thinking how getting
sick in the summer is a real 
bummer. Seems it takes us
forever to get over what ever we have.
So I thought of a get well card.

Here are some more pictures:

The inside:

Hope you like this one.

I buy all my images and so many
other things from DIANA.
She has a huge selection of wonderful
stamps, dies, paper and so much more!

Thank you for stopping by.
Your comments thrill me :o)

Love, Candy

Skin: E11,00,01,000, R20
Rain and Bathing Suite: B24,23,21 plus C0, 00

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Teddy Bear

Hi Peeps!

Today is 'W'ednesday over at

 I have used Wilde Rose Studio
for my card.
Meet:  'Emily with Ted'.

I couldn't resist getting this image,
as my best friend for absolute YEARS
was my Teddy Bear :o)

I also used beautiful Design Paper
from Wilde Rose.
This delightful paper with ribbons
and little birds is called:
Annabelle's Meadow Pack.

You can buy the stamp and 
the paper at * DIANA'S STORE*

The blue and white Gingham Ribbon
is from my stash, as are the
Bella Baubles.
This was the very first
doily I bought :o)

Here is a look at the whole front
of my card:

My plans are to write 
'You Are My Best Friend'
on the inside.

Here are a couple of pics a bit closer:

I coloured 'Ted' then used my
Copic Colourless blender
and laid it over places to 
make the fir look softer.


Don't forget to leave comments
on every blog you visit, as well
as comments on each DT members work.
Diana will choose a random number
from all the comments and give 
one of you a marvellous surprise!!

**If you haven't been to the STORE
lately. You will find lots of new things.
Diana has 3 new stamp companies 
( as well as our Beautiful Maggies )
to buy from, beautiful paper from
different places, all kinds of 
marvellous dies, and lots of
other special surprises for you now!

Be sure to go through the store and
stock up for CHRISTMAS.

Have fun looking at everybody's
'W'ednesdays cards and the Challenge
Cards from Yesterday.

Bye for now,
Love, Candy

Teddy Bear: E87, 84, 81, 93
Ted's Bow: B26, 24, 23
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R20
Dress ; B26, 24, 23, 21
Pink Bows and Shoes: R89, RV39, RV32
Hair: E57, 55,  53, 51, 50

Happy Birthday!

Hi Friends!

I hope everyone is doing well?
Some of you must be buying
school supplies by now.
As usual the summer has
flown by.

Challenge Blog
for TEAM A.
Our Challenge is to use LACE.
I ordered some lace from LOTV
and these two are my very favourites.

I have used #3069 FORGET ME NOT TILDA
from the Special Moments Collection this summer.

I have used 3 inks. 
Momento Tuxedo Black, Momento Rich Cocoa,
and Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Tattered Rose.

I have been cleaning out my craft room
'once again!' and dug up some very
old Design paper from my days of selling
'Close To My Heart'.
Cardstock is SU Whisper White.
I have also used two Grunge
stamps from LOTV.
I have used Stickles
on the inside as well as Golden
Spellbinder Dies.
All papers on the outside have been
distressed with Tattered Rose.
And you can see how many pearls
and rhinestones I have used! 

Here is my Birthday Tilda:

I feel like I may have put too much
on this card, but sure hope not!

Here is Tilda alone:

A close up:

Can you see both of the Grunge
Stamps I used. Maybe the 'Post card' 
one is hiding too much behind Tilda?

I have a couple of pictures of the lace.
I hope you can see the sparkle on it.
One is a very soft pink with rhinestones,
the other is a wide white lace

I have two more of
the inside.

**There is another wonderful 
Collection in Diana's Store,
called Sea Breeze**
If you haven't looked at it
yet, you must run over and do so.
I think some of the CUTEST
stamps are in this Collection.

TWO reminders for you:

**Don't forget to leave a comment on

is selling more and more kinds
of stamps, dies, papers and SO much more,
you must have a look.
You can now purchase special 
things there and get your credit,
and wonderfully fast service!

I will see you all tomorrow
with my 'W'ednesday Card :o)

Thank all of you who leave a comment
on my Blog - it makes me feel wonderful!!

Love, Candy

Skin - E0000 - 000 - 00 - 11 - R20
Hair - E55 - 57 - 59
Dress - R30 0 32
Flowers and Shoes - B13 - 63
Slip - Cs 00 - 03
Sentiment - Stampadoodle

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Watch out for the Orange!

* Please find my Magnolia Challenge Card
one Post down :o)

Another quick post for you all.

I made a birthday card for my second cousin.
Her favourite colour is ORANGE.
As you can see the card was made

It has been done for a while, but
I didn't want to show it until I thought
she had received it.

I also signed the card before I 
remembered to take pictures of the
inside - I apologize. I 
didn't want to take pictures 
with the private message on it.

Anyway Jamie is now 27 and is moving
into her first home on August 
first as well!!!
Very Happy for you Jamie :o)

 I have coloured a 
Krista Smith
Saturated Canary Image.


Left Side front:

Inside front of Frame:

Hope you can see her eyes
and glasses with the Crystal
Effects on them:

Card Stock and ribbon from my stash.
Design Paper from SU Orange selections.
Also from SU - flip flop die cuts, Crystal Effects, 
and pretty pearls.

Thanks for looking!

Love, Candy

Magnolia-licious Challenge, Anything Goes!

Hi Dear Friends,

I am so pleased to read how you
have enjoyed the last few cards I have 
made xoxo.


I have a winner for my  blog candy:
Winner is # 3



Carol, would you please 
send me an email with
your home address. I will 
mail it to you as soon as I 
hear from you :o)
{ }

Many thanks to each of you
who left a comment for me.


Today is Tuesdays Challenge at
 Magnolia-licous - Stamps, Dies and So much more.

This time the Challenge is " Anything Goes "
I had a million ideas, but in the end
with my Grandchildren here I only
had time for a quick card - 

I have used two stamps from the 
Special Moments Collection.
#489 - Vintage Swedish Background
#381 - Tilda with Cross Necklace.

My Granddaughter, 7 year old Mariah,
helped pick out the stamps.

Card Front:

I used Frantage again but am
still unhappy with how it
turned out. I will have to use
it more often to get it right!

Close up of Tilda:

I have used Crystal Effects
on the cross.
Also tried dots for the sky.



Card Stock, pearls and flowers are from my stash.
Design Papers - SU.

Please take a trip over to the 
and feast your eyes upon
my wonderful teammates work :o)

Diana has just announced
a brand new Collection
 in the STORE

Sea Breeze Collection 2013
I know they won't last long, 
so hurry over to get the ones
you love!

Don't forget to leave comments
on each Blog Post as well
as each DT Member's Blogs.
You may win:

Thank you all so very much!


Sky - B00, 000, 0000
Flowers on trees - R11, 21
Leaves - G07, 14, 25
Path - E42, 44
Trees - E55, 57, 59
Skin - E0000, 000, 00, 01, 11- R20
Bow - R11, R20
Dress- R20, 21, 22
Hair - E11, 21, 97,99
Rose - R32, 35, 37, 39
Cross - YR23, 24 and Spica Gold
Shoes - C00, C1, C2

Monday, July 15, 2013

Everyone has problems....

Good Morning Dear Friends!

*My July 9th Post has Blog Candy
on it - please leave a comment 
for that day and you may win it!
There are only 11 comments!!*

I am getting right into the problem 
today. It's Tilda, and she has a big

She is running away as fast
as she can - I sure hope
she makes it!

Just look at her go....

Looks like she has had 'second thoughts'!

And I know why! 

The sweet Edwin she thought
she was marrying showed his
true colours this morning.
He is NOT the kind and gentle man
he has portrayed himself to be.

The Minister was a bit late -
and Edwin wasn't in the mood
to wait any longer!

No wonder Tilda's running.
I wouldn't want to live with
this guy either!
I wouldn't trust him 
as far as I could throw him!
Thank goodness for the late

I am just thankful
he showed his real self
before they were hitched
together for ever!

For my card I have used
Mini Run Away Tilda #3030
and Mini Once Upon 
A Time Edwin #177.

Several of my wonderful new Spellbinder Dies.
Whisper White Card Stock - SU
Design Paper - DCWV - Boys.

Tim Holtz DI - Vintage Photo.
Pearls and Lace from my stash.

there is special pricing on all Mini Stamps
until 11:59 PM - Pacific Time.

Diana has changed her Store Name slightly
to Magnolia-licious - Stamps - Dies - and so much More.
Her store is still in the same place - right here.
Would I trick you?

Take a trip to the Challenge Blog today
to see Cabio and Suzi's cards too!

Please make comments on the
Magnolia-licious/Wee/Mini Monday
 Challenge Blogs
and on ALL the Designers cards.
You may be the lucky person to win:

Thank you ALL for visiting
my Blog.
It makes me feel so happy :o)

Love, Candy

Skin: E0000, 000, 01
Tilda's cheeks - R20 Edwin's Cheeks- R30
Tilda's hair - E99, 39, YR23
Shoes and head dress - C1, C3
Dress and Veil - BG23, 11, 000
Edwin's hair -  C7, 5, 3
Hat, boots, holster - E59, 57, 55
Guns - C7, 5
Vest - E99, 35
Scarf - R29, 24, 14
Jeans - B18, 24, 21