Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A card for someone special.

I made a card today for a lady I know who has just found out she has life threatening cancer.
The image is from Mo Manning at
'Digital Pencil Too' and is called 'sorry Shana'.
I used Whisper White card stock from SU, brown card stock from Bazzil. The flowered design paper is an old one from Creative Imaginations called Grandma's Garden and the almost solid design paper is from SU.

I have seen this cute sketch around about on several blogs but don't know where it originated - sorry! The ribbon is from my stash as are the flowers. I sprayed the two white roses with the new SU Smooch Spritz called Vanilla Shimmer. I used a MS punch for the leaf fronds, and for the inside.
I coloured with Copics as usual and will have a picture at the bottom of the ones I used. Sorry for not writing what I used where tonight. I haven't much time. I coloured my image on Cryogen White ( so sparkly ) paper and used Crystal Lacquer on
'Shana's' boots and her tiny heart necklace.
Here are a few close ups:

The left side of the card is plain so I can write a letter in it - but have a picture of the right side with the verse from
'Papertrey Ink'.

Here are the Copics I used:

Thank you so much for paying me a visit today :o)
Love, Candy

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My card for MOM

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mom's out there!!!
I made this card for my mother quite some time ago, but didn't want her to see it until she opened it and her gift today :o)
I have used 'Whiff of Joy' image this time 'Willow reading a story' because it looks just like me and my younger brother years ago and I so hoped it would bring back some great memories for my mom......
All the papers I used on this card were left overs so I am sorry I no longer know the names of them :o( This is my attempt at a Shabby looking card! The heart buttons are hand made by me and topped with Crystal Lacquer with SU Dazzling Diamonds sprinkled on top. I have tied them with scrappers floss. Sentiment is from SU - 'Messages For Mom'. All edges have been inked with SU 'Bashful Blue'. I have scraped the two pink papers on the front with a razor blade.
Here is the front of the card:

A few details for you:

The inside:

Copics used: Skin: E0000, E000, E00 ~ Cheeks: R20 ~ Chair: G0000, G21, G24 ~ Boys shirt and chair legs: E33, E35, E15 ~ Girls blouse: R81, R83, R85, B21 ( touch of blue ) ~ Girls jeans and socks: B93, B95, B97 ~ Boys pants: C1, C3, C5 ~ Patches on girls jeans: R81, V17 ~ Book: E50, E51, E53 ~ Girls hair: Y11, Y21, YR21 ~ Boys hair: Y11, YR21, YR24.
Thanks for taking the time to visit on your special day :o)
Love, Candy

Friday, May 7, 2010

My card for Magnolia-licious Contest - RIGHT THROUGH MY HEART

I am just pulling myself up off the floor after hearing from Diana that I have won the contest on her MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS BLOG. Last March Diana gave us a challenge to make a card with the Magnoilia stamp 'Right Through My Heart' #375.
Diana has had a few contests and for one reason or another I wasn't able to participate. This time I was determined to do so.
I am ashamed to say in my excitement at this moment I can't remember the name of the type of card that I made - head hanging down.....

I wanted my card to tell a little story.
Here are the details:
Stamps used: Right Through My Heart # 374, Arrow Through My Heart # 639, Bride and Groom # 138
: all card stock is from Bazzil ~ vanilla, green, pink (2 shades)
: Cotton fabric from local quilt store is sewn ( my first time ) onto a piece of 5 x 5" card stock
: Main card is 6 x 6" ( 12" x 6" scored at 6" with my Scor-Pal )
: small card is 4 1/4" x 4" ( 12" by 4 1/4" scored at 4" and 8" with my Scor-Pal )
: grass is hand cut
: small flowers punched with MS Hydrangea Punch and have green seed beads glued inside each one
: ribbon came from Diana in a surprise gift package
: top card has magnetic closers as well as ribbon across top part to close right side
: vanilla card stock has the edges inked with SU 'Pretty in Pink'
: all images are stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black
: Su Dazzling Diamonds
: rose on front by Magnolia
: pearl sprays are from Michaels
: pin is from CTMH

Here is the inside of the large card:

This is what the small card looks like opened up:

And here are some close ups of images 2 and 3:

Diana is one of the most generous people I know. The prizes she gives for her contests are the best in the world. The surprise gifts she tucks into our orders are always very precious and loved by all.
Thank you Diana for the opportunity to enter your contest and for the prize I have won.
I would like to say congratulations to the other girls who won prizes in the contest:
Rosemary Bridges - First Runner Up : Glenda Mollet - Second Runner Up : Sue Morris, Cissy Teeter and Tammy Schram - Outside the Box and Christina Cartenesen - Random Number Generator.
Also to the girls who entered the contest, the work you have all done is amazing.
Here are the Copics I used: all hair: Y11 - Y21 - YR21 - YR24 ~ skin: E0000 - E000 - E00 ~ cheeks: R20 ~ Edwin's Shirt and RTMH Tilda top: Co - C1 ~ Dresses and Heart and point of Arrow: R0000 - R01 - R81 - R85 ~ Tilda's Arrow Holder: R0000 - R35 - R39 ~ Leaves and feathers on arrows: G0000 - G24 - G28 ~ Sign and Edwin's suite: E0000 - E11 - E42 ~ Edwin's shoes and Tilda RTMH shoes and bow: E33 - E35 - E97 - E99
Thank you all for the congratulations I have been receiving :o)
Love, Candy

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hello - hello!

Hi everyone! I bet you thought you had heard the last from me?? I am sorry that I have been missing in action. I have been working on cards - just wasn't able to post any until the dates of the occasions had passed. So in the next week you should see a couple more.
This card I made for Glenda - those of you in the Magnolia-licious group will recognise her name. She is my friend and lives about 5 minutes from me :o) Glenda's Birthday is on May 4th, but she opened her card this morning as she won't be home next week.
This was a White on White Challenge from 'Sassy Cheryl's' group - but I really wanted to make a Magnolia card with it.
Details: Tilda with Gifts # 249 from Diana; Frosted Lace Stickles on apron lace - both sleeves and bottom as well as on purple dots on gift; various Cuttlebug Folders; razor blade on edge with image and on inside sentiment; white hand embroidery thread; SU small tag punch; SU white silk ribbon; MS white large and medium pearl, sentiments computer generated.
Here is the front of the card:
A peek at the details:

And the inside:

Copics used: Skin: E0000,E000,E00 ~ Cheeks: R20 ~ Knees: R30 ~ Hair: Y11,Y21,YR21, YR24 ~ Dress and socks: BV0000,BV01, BV02, BV04 ~ Apron and hair ribbons: R08, R27, R29 ~ Shoes: E30, E33, E35 ~ Bottom gift: YG11 - YG25, YG17, Y21, YR21, YR24 ~ Middle gift: RV02, RV06, RV09, V12, V15, V17 ~ Top gift: B0000, B01, B06, YR02, YR04, YR07 - Ground shadow: C0, C1, C3 and Shadow around Tilda is Y0000
I hope you like this one.
Many thanks for coming to look at it.
Have a great rest of the weekend.
Love, Candy