Monday, December 13, 2010

Magnolia Inspiration

Good Morning!

Today is the new Inspiration Challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

Here is our Inspiration Picture:

Isn't it wonderful? I love the peaceful winter scene.
Chrissy choose the theme again this month and what she has asked for is mostly WHITE on our card with a little bit of colour.

Please take a trip over to the Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has made this time......

This is how I have interpreted the Challenge:

Here is a close up of Tilda: I have used Crystal Lacquer on her tear and the buttons on her boots -

Here is the bottom of the card:
And here it is with the sentiment part open:

I have used Fairwell Tilda from the Bon Voyage Collection. She is number #215 but unfortunately isn't in stock at the moment.
I have also used the DooHickey Dies: Swirl#4 and Doily Flowers #8 . Everything is from Diana's Store. The very best place to buy all of your Magnolia images at the very best price and the biggest inventory as well. If something is out of stock a quick email to Diana will have it in for you in no time :o) Diana also carries the MINI MAGNOLIA'S and is the only store in North America to do so. They are SO wonderful and addicting too!!! :o)

I sure hope you will join us at the Challenge Blog and enter a card, cause this time Diana is giving away a $25.00 Gift Certificate!!

Christmas Cuttlebug embossing folder - lightly coloured with Copics
Dazzling Diamonds used on the roof tops and snowflakes and background sprayed with Frost White Glitter Mist.
New Cuttlebug embossing folder that embosses and also cuts out the middle piece - sprayed with Irridescent Gold Glitter Mist
Sizzix Ticket die
Sentiment: computer generated by me
Rhinestones from my stash
Misc. Crystals from my stash

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Cheeks - R20
Dress/ Hankie - R0000, R000, R01, R02
Apron/Socks - G0000, G00, G02
Boots - E41, E42, E44
Boot buttons - C5 - C7
Hair - YR04, YR18, E13, E99

Thank you so much for coming to see me today.
I may not be back until after Christmas. We are leaving in about 6 days for Vancouver to spend the holiday with our son, D-I-L and Grandchildren.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2011 :o)
Love, Candy

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's Tuesday and another COLOUR CHALLENGE with the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

Hi everyone!!

You don't want to miss this wonderful Challenge from Design Team Member CHRISSY LE.
Chrissy has chosen the colours GREEN, BLUE, and PINK.

Here is the picture we have for the Challenge:

I am sure you won't be surprised to learn that I made another Christmas Card.
I really enjoyed Chrissy's Challenge - I think I am into untraditional Christmas Colours this year LOL
For my card I have used images from the 'So Snowy So Jolly Collection 2009'
Tilda Singing Carols #3007; Snowy Circle #482 and Noel #457 Gosh I am sorry but all but the 'NOEL' seem to be out of stock at the moment, but I see Diana has lots on order for you.

Here is my card:

Tilda was stamped onto Cryogen White paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink then stamped again onto a piece of 'Eclipse Masking paper'. I cut her out of the masking paper and laid her on top of herself * chuckle; then stamped 'Snowy Circle' over the top of her.
My Design Paper is digital from 'Bearly Mine'. My two card stock papers are from 'SU' : 'Taken With Teal' and 'Green Galore'. The design paper on both the inside and outside of the card have been painted with white acrylic paint on the sides, then touched over with my Versa-mark ink pad and sprinkled with white embossing powder and heated with the heat gun - just wanted to 'jazz' it up a bit more :o) * After I had done this, I received my Magnolia Ink Magazine:
'Merry Christmas', and read an article in it about doing this very thing*.
You will notice the circle that Tilda is standing in, as well as the inside of the card, have been distressed a lot and then inked with 'Tim Holtz': 'Tattered Rose'. I used 'SU' white 5/8" Organza Ribbon and coloured it with my Copic YG17. I tied a triple ribbon on my Bow-easy from which I attached 3 coloured jingle bells. I have used a bunch of 'SU' Dazzling Diamond Glitter on the snowflakes, the fur on Tilda's coat and hat and her wings. Her boots have Crystal Lacquer on them. I then sprinkled 'Polar White Flower Soft' on and around the bottom of her boots.

The very outside circle of the writing panel was made by cutting 1/2" strips of my Design Paper and punching it out with a pretty 'SU' Punch.

I hope you love the work your Design Team has done for Chrissy's Challenge!
Please pop by the blog to see everyone's work.

Won't you please join us again for this challenge? This time ' The Lovely Diana' is giving away another $25.00 Gift Certificate!!
Love, Candy

Copics used:
Face: E000, E00, E21
Cheeks: R20
Coat and Hat: B01, B04, B06
Snow Flakes: BG0000, BG000, BG10
Wings: R0000, R000, R30
Song Sheet and Hair: E50, E51, E53, W1, YG25, YG17,R08
Mittens and Stockings: RV32, RV34,, RV95
Fur: C0, C1, C3, C5
Boots: C3, C5, C7, C9
Highlight around Tilda: YG0000

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hi everyone!

How are you all doing? Are you out of breath yet from trying to get everything ready for Christmas?
I am LOL.......a few unexpected things this year as my daughter-in-law broke her shoulder!
Also I am still making gifts - I am usually finished by now - but not this year :o(

I have a couple more cards today.
One is for my Grandson Brandon - I used a hAngler & sAngler Image this time, and think he is so cute for a 7 year old :o)
Oh Oh I see his name tag fell down - it says: Brandon!
Here is a closer look -
Here is the inside -
I used White 'Sparkly Fluff' on his hat. Crystal Lacquer on the candy cane and lots of
'Twinklets'' on the snowflakes :o)

Here is my second card. This one is for a friend so I will not be able to show you the inside. All of these cards have to be mailed first thing tomorrow morning!!
This one is another LOV Image that I love so much.
Here she is a bit closer for you -
On this card I used some lace I had from my quilting days and a snowflake charm from my stash.
The beautiful flowers are from Diana at Magnolia-licious and the 'leaves' are punched with MS punch.
I hope you all take some time to sit and relax and find some 'me' time during the hassle of getting ready :o)
Thanks for visiting me.
Love, Candy