Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Good Morning Peeps :o)
I love that word!

* I have blog candy today *

Today's Challenge at

I have used # 398 Tilda in Key Largo
from the Summer Memories Collection
The weather has been strange for some time. Fortunately (or unfortunately LOL ) at my house
( this week ) it is hot hot hot!

Little Tilda decided to take a long 
bike ride, having no idea how hot she
would get! As she past the lake
she just had to take a dip.

card front:

She had her new summer dress on 
and knew she couldn't get it wet, so she
waded in as deep as she could.

She took of her sunglasses and laid
her bike safely on the grass.
The sun was beating down on her,
but getting her feet and legs wet
made her feel so much better.

open at one fold

For today I made a different kind
of folded card. I am sorry I can't 
remember what it is called or where
I saw it :o(  It might be called
a side fold?

right side when open

On the left side there is a mountain 
and two valley folds - so there is a lot
of room for writing. Also that is
how it stands up.

I used a punch from Michael's Reflection 
Line which is a summer theme of
sand castles, pails and shovels.
I punched both the top and
bottom of my card and used
quite a bit of Tim Holtz
distress ink: Vintage Photo
to make it stand out.

I have used Nitwits Paper
called Hello Sunshine for my design paper.
The whole card, back and front
are covered completely with it.
My Card Stock is Whisper White from S.U.

As well as Tilda, the sun is a Magnolia
Stamp called: Tilda's sun.
Both dies are from Magnolia as well.
I punched out two grasses in
different colour greens, and the bicycle
which I used the same Distress Ink,
plus some Stickles.

I alternated the grass and slid the
bike down and between the grass.
The sun was stamped on my paper,
coloured and cut out.
The rays of the sun are bent in 
different ways and fall off
the card.

This is my first time using
Frantage! I love it, but
learned I need to apply it
differently next time.

I also used the blue Pearl Pen
for the first time on my card.
Believe it or not I have practiced
quite a while with it to get
my pearls perfected. BUT 
when I took the lid off
and turned it over to use
it dropped like water on my card :o(
It was so hot in my house it
had melted!! So of course it
doesn't look good at all.

The glasses are from my stash 
and the seashells are some that
I have collected. They are so tiny.
Most of my shells are a lot larger,
but these ones were so pretty.

You must check out 
The last collection called
'Special Moments'
is just lovely for
Wedding and Anniversary Cards,
and more.

A little bird has told me there
is already another Collection 
on its way soon!!!!
So keep watching :o)

Diana has so many other things in her store
besides stamps. She has paper with
matching envelopes, charms, many die
companies, glue, tape, Spectrum Noir Pens
 - you name it.
A wonderful array of special things!

I buy everything from Diana.
Her service is quick, her prices are
THE BEST, and she is just
such a wonderful lady!

So remember to go over to
the main blog to see all the other
Design Team's cards.
Leave comments everywhere
and you may be a winner of:
Thank you so much for reading
my extra long post today.
I have blog candy to give away!!!

Tim Holtz
Vintage Background Prints:

Memory Box - Floral Vine - Magnolia Store:

Mini Magnolias
Magnolia Store:

Mini Fairwell Tilda
Bon Voyage Collection:

Chef Edwin
Yummy for Your Tummy Collection:

Wrapped Tilda
from Christmas Collection:

I want to make this as easy as
I will add up the comments I have
and let  RANDOM.ORG
pick a winner.
I will send any where in the world.

Thanks so much for sticking with me today :o)

Love, Candy


Anonymous said...

What a clever card, love your Tilda so pretty
Hugs Julie P

Sheri said...

SUPER CUTE!!Love the sunglasses Candy!! :)

Carol Meadows said...

What an unusual card ~ I like!! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

Aartje said...

Beautyful summer card, love the scene you have created.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Aartje

Kelly said...

She is hot! Love your card Candy and the scene you created with the bike. Very pretty and fun!
Hugs Kelly

rovianne said...

Love your card as always. And what a fabulous candy again.

rovianne said...

I love your card as always, love the story you made up, made me giggle. And what a fabulous candy again.

Mojca said...

Waw the card is just gorgeous!!!Hugs! MOjca

Laura said...

Hi Candy! What a sweet card! I love all your embellishments and especially how beautifully you've colored that Tilda. Would love to know what you meant by applying the Frantage differently as I haven't used it yet because I just got it. I must find a blue pearl pen now. Never heard of it before but it adds a very nice touch to your image. Thank you for the chance at your blog candy!

Laura C.

loz said...

WOW!!! Fabulous card Candy. Thanks for including all the elements you used..Loz

Chris said...

How cute is this? I love the summery theme. The card design is brilliant. There are so many fun elements, Candy! I love the bike die cut, and the glasses are too cute! Tilda looks wonderful. The paper is a perfect match with the theme as well. It's a fabulous card!


Mary said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Louise said...

Fabulous card, perfect summer scene, love the added die cuts.
hugs Louise

desk intheattic said...

I just found your blog today. I love your stories and your card designs are simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing and posting!

desk intheattic said...

I just found your blog today. I love your writing and your designs are simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing and posting!

desk intheattic said...

I just found your blog today. I love your writing and your designs are beautiful! Thanks for sharing and posting!

Sabrina said...

I just absolutely love your card and storytelling!! It is and was AMAZING!!!

cathylynn said...

Candy your card is adorable and your candy is very Yummy! Thanks for a chance to win!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

NPurdum56 said...

Candy, you tell such wonderful stories with your cards! Brightens my day! Lovely card. Those little glasses are awesome! :) Nancee

Sande said...

Your card is just adorable and I love you tell a story with each creation. I live at the beach so this stamp would be perfect. Must add it to my list of wants along with Frantage.

Thanks for the chance to win a fantastic prize.