Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday November 28th


Well I have spent my week making the Christmas Cards that I send to everyone. It turned out to be a bigger job than I expected this year. Couldn't get out because of snow etc. so had to scrounge
my room to see what I could come up with. Managed to borrow a die from a friend and that helped a lot. But BOY what a lot of work.
After telling you all that I can't show them to you cause people haven't received them yet LOL LOL

I can show you two other cards that I made this weekend. One Saturday and one today.

This first one is for my Granddaughter, she is 4 :
Here is another closer of the bunny. This is a Lilli of The Valley Image, 'The Night Before Christmas'. I LOVE all of their stamps :o)

Now hold on to your hats folks cause this next card is not a 'Candy' card at all.
I couldn't resist though making this one ~

Are you surprised??? This is a Kenny K image. Here are a couple more pictures
for you:

Here is the inside:

Sorry no colours for these ones - I'm in a hurry. Still have several more to make for the special people in my life, like my Grandson, Mom, and good friends.

The paper used for Mariah's card were digi papers from NitWits and the papers for the 'Sexy Christmas' were from Basic Grey - 'Jovial Collection'.

The afternoon is still early at my house so I'm off to write in those Christmas Cards I made and get them mailed for December 1st!

Hope to see you soon :o)
Love, Candy

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Hello, Hello and Happy Tuesday :o)

It's time for our Inspiration Challenge on the NEW MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS CHALLENGE BLOG.

Here is the picture I chose for the DT to work with.
Oh it made me feel so much like Christmas time and I wish my home looked like that! I really liked the unusual colours and all the sparkly gold. I know it is untraditional, but I think that is why I liked it so much.

Do you know there are only 31 more sleeps till Christmas?? * giggle

It is so exciting to be on the Magnolia-licious CHALLENGE BLOG!! It is very hard to wait for two weeks to go by to show you our cards....we work ahead of time and my card has been ready for 1 1/2 months :o)

Here it is:

The images I chose from Diana's store are:
Sneaky Tilda #3060 from 'A Merry Little Christmas' Collection 2010 and the 'Christmas Tree' from Winter 2008. I can't find the tree in the store at this time - sorry. I believe if you ask for it, Diana will try very hard to get it for you :o)

I am sure when you see my card you can tell right away that I got MY inspiration from the all the pretty colours and the gold stars.

I made my card a bit bigger than my usual 5 1/2" square so that I could use my new Spellbinder Dies -Label 10. I had to use the largest size to get my images to fit inside and then I backed it with shiny thick gold card stock and cut it to mimic the shape. I was so fortunate that my friend Corrie took me to Nanaimo to Michaels. I was able to find this beautiful ribbon, which is actually transparent except for the wonderful coloured sparkly polka dots. I also found the colourful rhinestones there and used a lot of them as decorations on my tree :o) The tree top star was from my stash.

The base of my card is 'Tempting Turquoise' card stock from SU. I used a 'MS' Punch Around The Corners - Bubbles' punch set. On top of that I have a square of the shiny gold paper, then a base of white card stock. Onto the white paper I have adhered 'Bo Bunny's - Winter Joy Magic' design paper. Then 'Green Galore' SU' card stock cut in a strip with the ribbon around it.
On top of that I have raised my gold and white cut paper with my images with 3D tape. On the upper right corner I used both the small and large star punches from 'SU' and punched them out of the gold paper again and attached one 'Imaginisce' snowflake.
I am sorry that in the pictures all of the gold looks copper coloured :o( I didn't know what to do about that in my pictures.

This card opens from the bottom up.Here are some pictures of the inside:
Top -
The DP is more of the 'Bo Bunny' Collection, which has been distressed with SU 'Tempting Turquoise' Ink. I used my Spellbinders Fancy Labels to make the blue part of my sentiment area, then stamped and cut out the white piece. The sentiment is from SU a set called 'Snow Swirled'. I punched two small MS snowflakes and coated them with MS Course Glitter and also put it around my sentiment.

The bottom part of my card is quite plain with lots of room to write a greeting:
I have put the Course Glitter around the white paper here as well. The blue paper was die cut with Spellbinders 'Eyelet Squares'. It is adhered to the white card stock, but you can also see the edge of the gold paper that is on the base.

I really hope you will join us once again on the Magnolia-licious CHALLENGE BLOG.
We had a great response to our Colour Challenge and are simply thrilled that so many of you joined us :o)
The WONDERFUL DIANA CRICK has a great new gift for our Inspiration Challenge, that I am sure most of you would LOVE to own.
It is the MISTLETOE BORDER DIE! Here is a picture of it:

My Copic colours follow.

Love Candy

Stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Flesh - E000, E00, E21
Cheeks - R02
Hair & Lace - E50, E51, E53
Wood - YR21, E33, E35, E37
Tree - YG25, YG67, G21, G24
Pants - B91, B93, B95, B97
Shirt & socks - BV0000, BV00, BV01, BV02
Both ribbons - R30, R32, R35
Parcel - Y11, Y21, Y23, YR24

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Uncle Bill

Saturday already!! I can't believe the week is over.
I made this card Wednesday for my Uncle Bill who will celebrate his 90th Birthday November 24th.
There is nothing to buy him. I just wanted him to know how much I love him and haven't forgotten his very special day!!
It was hard to pick an image for him......I thought something as simple as possible would be the best.

I used Basic Grey design paper called 'Mellow'. Card stock are both from 'SU' :
'Kraft' and 'Summer Sun'.
All paper edges were distressed with Tim Holtz : 'Vintage Photo'.
I don't think I will bore you with my Copic colours this time.
It is almost evening and supper has to be made :o)

Here's a close up of Edwin:

Enjoy your weekend - see you Tuesday with another Challenge on Magnolia-licious CHALLENGE BLOG!!
Love, Candy

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I've Got An Attitude?????


What a wonderful surprise I received the other day from
She sent me this award :o)
You must go and visit her blog. Just click on her name above.

You can find all the specifics right here

This is all about the wonderful friends I have made since I have started blogging. Great ladies who have given me help and advice and are happy to listen to my questions and have become some of the most special people I know!!

If you follow the directions that come with this award, you will receive a $5.00 Gift Certificate from Digi's With Attitude!

One of the rules is you must tell 3 unknown facts about yourself!!!
1. I am weird
2. I would stand up to anything or anybody for my family ( and have done so )
3. I cry nearly every day

Now I have to hook up to 5 deserving Bloggers and I am so happy to do so:

1. Sandy Dehon at 'SimplySandy-Sandy' for having the courage to start her first blog YESTERDAY and also post her first card in a challenge - WAY TO GO SANDY!

2. Sharon Caudle at Gramma's House of Cards - for all the help and confidence she has always given me.

3. Bev Rochester at 'All The Things I Love'- for giving me beauty to look at every day.

4. Cheryl Rowley at 'Cottage Creations' for showing me the beauty of Copic Colouring

5.Mary Giemza at My Cards ~ My therapy for being one of the most prolific and beautiful card makers I know. Also for being a friend to me.

Hope you ladies have fun with your Award :o)

Happy Monday to each of you ~ Love Candy

Friday, November 12, 2010

You won't want to miss this wonderful Blog Candy

Ann at Raindrops Echo Designs is giving away some beautiful blog candy ~ in fact two big bunches of it.
You won't want to miss the chance to get in on this!
Ann is a lovely person and so easy to order from. Her orders come quickly and her stamps are delicious :o) Please pay her a visit and get your name in for some of the 'candy'

Love Candy

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Another Challenge card for Sassy Cheryl :o)

Hi there!

It's raining cats and dogs at my house today and the temperature is dropping each day. Didn't get my walk in because of the weather, but the past two days had to wear some mittens to keep my hands warm!

Since I won some wonderful digital images from Sassy Cheryl's I want to enter her challenges when I am able.

This week the challenge is to use Tulle on your card. I had just bought some of this stuff about a week ago but really didn't know too much to do with it. So I tried one of the Lollypop flowers I had heard about.

My tulle shopping spree didn't 'net' ( LOL LOL ) me too many colours, so to match my card I used two colours together to hopefully get the softer tone of blue that was required. White and Turquoise were used alternately.

I'll show you the card front:

Here is a closer picture of my Digi Image: Tiny Tabitha and my flower:

I used some awesome Design Paper from last year of MME called 'I Believe'
The card front uses SU Real Red and the strip of red down the middle is Bazzil Polka dots in red.
I distressed all my papers with Tim Holtz Distress ink called 'Vintage Photo'.
Used Crystal Stickles on each flower layer with a red rhinestone in the middle.

Here is the inside of the card - Left side:

The right hand side:

I coloured Tiny Tabitha with my Copics - brand new red juicy ones that I had trouble controlling!! ( I will list the colours at the end ) I used SU Dazzling Diamonds on her hat and at the bottom of her coat. I used Crystal Lacquer
on her shoes and the ice she is standing on - don't think you can see that :o(
Used a brand new Spellbinder Nestie to me: 'Lacey Squares' - large.
Other than my adventure with the red colours this image was a real joy to colour. I printed her onto Cryogen White card stock with all the little glitter pieces in it and also used a piece on the inside for writing. The lovely bright red ribbon is from SU as well.

Hope you like this little card......

Love, Candy

Copics used:
Face - E0000, E000, E00, E21
Cheeks - R20
Dress & Hat- R32, r35, r37, R39
Hat trim, mittens, scarf, socks, polka dots - BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG23, BG32, Bg34, BG49
Hair: Y11, Y23, YR23
Dress sleeves: E50, E51, E53
Wool on hat and dress: C0, C1, C3
Buttons & shoes: C3, C5, C7, C9

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New 'Magnolia-Licious Challenge Blog'

It's a bright new morning to introduce Magnolia-Licious new Challenge Blog :o)
I can't tell you how honoured I am to have been chosen by Diana Crick, to not only be a part of the new Design Team, but to be the Leader of the group as well!!!
We have the most awesome group of Design Team Members ever and you are going to LOVE each and every one of their projects.
Every two weeks we will have a new challenge for you! A 'COLOUR CHALLENGE' on the second Tuesday of the month and an 'INSPIRATION CHALLENGE' on the fourth Tuesday.
The first Colour Challenge is mine and I have chosen PINK and YELLOW.
My project today is a simple one. I wanted you to see that you don't need a lot of 'fancy' or 'special things' to make a Challenge worthy card :o)

I have used 'TILDA IN WINDY WEATHER' #299 Cozy Autumn Collection, from Diana's online store. It looks like she is out of stock at the moment, but I am sure she will be back 'in' soon :o)
Here is a closer picture: I am sorry my camera wasn't working properly for some reason the day I took my pictures and Tilda looks a little blurred in both pictures -

Here is the inside of my card:

Please, won't you join us for this Challenge? We would love it if you would. All of the instructions are on the Challenge Blog
There's a fantastic prize if you win :o)
We hope to see you every other week for another fun and exciting Challenge. The next one up is my 'Inspiration Challenge'
Love, Candy

**Recipe for my card:
Memento Ink: London Fog
Card Stock: Bazzil white and soft yellow
Design Papers: All digital papers from: Audrey Jeanne Roberts
Tim Holtz Distress Ink : Tattered Rose
Magnolia Doohickey Die: Old Swedish Lace
Stamping 'Up Punch: Photo Corners Extra Large
Largest Spellbinder Oval - with hat ribbon and umbrella cut out by hand
Pearls: pink and yellow from my stash
Ribbon: Pink Plaid from my stash
Stamping 'Up: Dazzling Diamonds
Crystal Lacquer: rain drops and Tilda's shoes
Sentiment: Computer generated by myself
Spellbinders: Fancy tags
Flesh - E0000, E000, E00, E21
Cheeks - R21
Hat, Umbrella, Petticoats and Trim on Dress - Y11, Y13, Y15
Dress - R81, R83, R85
Hair - E33, E35, E39, E99 - I don't like it :o(
Flower on hat - R20, R21,R30; Leaves: G21, G24
Umbrella Stick and Ground: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Raindrops: B0000
Shadow around Tilda: G0000

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Blog Challenge

Hi everyone!
I have a short post for today.
I was so surprised and lucky to win Sassy Cheryl's gift certificate for $25.00 last week!! Yahoo!!!!
I went right over there an purchased a bunch of images. Sure was hard to decide which ones to buy * giggle - so many to choose from and they are all just so CUTE!
This is a sweet little card I made for the challenge at her site this week.

Pretty simple but so much fun to do.
The beautiful tree is the 'Willow Tree' from Diana's Magnolia Store - the cute little boy is called 'See No Evil' from Sassy Cheryl.
I made the sentiment on the computer and cut it out with the 'Fancy Tags' from Spellbinders and added some ribbon from my stash.
Hope you enjoy it ~ see you soon, Love Candy

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Monday - It's November 1st!!!!

Yes I am still here.
Been fighting the bronchitis germs and they really got me down. Beginning to feel better this weekend.
I made this card for a good friend. Hope she likes it.
I am still struggling with my Copics but hope that with each card I will feel more comfortable and learn something new.

Here is the inside:
Magnolia image is from Diana's Store ( click on my sidebar ) This one is called: Peony Tilda and is #392 from the Bridal Collection.
I have used: October afternoon Design Paper. Liked adding the red to this pretty old fashioned print :o)
Stamping Up card stock : Sage Shadow and the red paper is Bazzil
Ribbon from SU; Crystal Lacquer to Tilda's shoes and the centre of the peony; Stickles - Eucalyptus on the lacey part of Tilda's dress; Happy Birthday Ticket - digital; all of my paper has been distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink: Vintage Photo.
Copics used: Skin: E000, E00, E21; cheeks: R02; Hair: Y23, YR23, E35; Peony and shoes: R05, R08, E07; Leaves: YG95, YG99,
Main Dress: BG32, BG34, BG23; lace part of dress: BG0000, BG000
Sorry to be such a short post, have to run to an appointment!
Love, Candy