Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy First Day of Spring!


Do you feel spring in the air? I'm still waiting :o) But really looking forward to it.
I have started Nordic Walking and have lost 1/3 of my body weight between that, exercise and eating properly for Diabetes. I can hardly wait to walk in the sunshine and not in the rain and be able to get out everyday and not have to wait for snow to melt *grin*!

Today is Inspiration Challenge # 5 at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

As you know, our very talented DT Member ANGELA is our member choosing the Challenges this month.
Here is her picture for your Inspiration:

Angela says:
~interpret this in any of these ways ~
colours, Easter, Easter Eggs, green grass, Cross, Religious

I don't think it could be any easier with all of these wonderful possibilities!!


Here is the card I have made for the Challenge:

I have seen this sweet sweet Tilda all over blog world this past couple of weeks.         Everyone is so in love with her. I hope I have done her justice.
I was waiting and waiting for a sunny day to take my pictures - ran out of days and had to take them on a very dark and rainy day. Please accept my apology for them being so dark :o(

My images are:
Hoppy Easter Collection 2010 ~ Bunny Background # 646 and 'Happy Easter' # 715
Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011 ~ Tilda with Hanging Rabbit # 252

Here is a picture a bit closer of the Bunny Background:

I found the scene wasn't quite big enough for what I wanted so I used my Copic Multiliner Pen
0.3 and drew more ground, tall grass and flowers and clouds as well as little dots of shadow so it matched the image I stamped.

Here is Tilda with her little friend:

If you look closely you can just detect the Crystal Lacquer on the bunny's nose :o)

I have also put the same Lacquer liberally onto her boots - couldn't for the life of me get a good picture of it - but have decided to show you a rather bad one - at least you can see the shiny yellow rubber boots!

I also made a 5 loop bow out of some terrific ribbon - here is a picture of it:

I made this with my Bow-Easy of course :o)

Here is a picture of the inside left of the card:

Of course the right inside :

Recipe will follow!


I hope you are all jazzed up to make a new card for our Challenge.
Remember you can win a $25.00 Gift Certificate if you win :o) :o) :o)

See you next time!

Cardstock : Whisper White, Almost Navy ~ S.U.
Design Paper: Ducks in a Row ~ October Afternoon
Stickels ~ Star Dust
Crystal Lacquer
Ribbon - stash
Bunny Badge ~ Flair
Punch - S.U.
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz ~ Vintage Photo
Eggs ~ YG0000, Y11, Y15; R0000, R000, R12; B0000, B000, B21
Grass ~ YG11, G12, G14 ; Tree Leaves ~ G12, G14, G21, G24
Tree Flowers ~ R01, R11, R22;
Tree ~ E33, E35, E37
Both bunnies ~ E50, E51, E53, E41; Bunny face and tummy ~ R21, R20, R000
Tilda's boots ~ Y11, Y13, Y15
Dress ~ B000, B10, BG32 ; Apron ~ YR000, YR00, YR02
Hair ~ C3, C5, C7, C

Magnolia-licious EASTER-SPRING Extravaganza Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the EASTER - SPRING Magnolia-licious Blog Hop!!
This is going to be so much fun :o)
I know you will all be floored by the creations you will find along your HOP
Please start your hop at the Magnolia-licious Blog


Three Categories ( You may do ONE project for each category )
#1 - 'Full Size Magnolia images' on Easter - Spring Card
#2 - 'Magnolia Mini's only' on an Easter - Spring Card
#3 - 'Anything but a card' - any Magnolia Easter - Spring Project

CONTEST DEADLINE: projects must be uploaded by 11:00 pm EST on April 19th!
Winners will be announced on May 1st, 2011

FIRST PRIZE FOR EACH CATEGORY - $150.00 Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-licious Store
SECOND PRIZE FOR EACH CATEGORY - $75.00 Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-licious Store
RANDOM PRIZES - chosen by Diana will receive $25.00 Gift Certificates

You may enter EACH category ONLY ONCE!

You MUST USE at least one Magnolia image on your project, link your image to where it is found in the Magnolia-lcious Store AND link a direct link bellow in the InLinkz system on the Magnolia-licious Highlite Blog. If you do not have a direct link to your project you will not be entered. If you need help/directions with this please email Suzanne.

The Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group members will vote for their favourite card/project. Contest is NOT open to Design Team Members of any Magnolia-licious DT Teams.

Once all projects are uploaded by April 19th, voting will start. You may ONLY VOTE 1 TIME FOR EACH CATEGORY - so three votes in total. ( the pole will keep track of votes/emails ) and YES you may vote for yourself :o)

If you have arrive here from TRACY'S blog you are in the right direction....

Ok, now on to my card!!
I have used 'Tilda with Hawaii Flower' #261 from 'Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011.
I have done Category #1 - Full sized Magnolia Image on my Spring card.

Here is the front of my CAS (Clean and Simple) card:

A little closer look at Tilda in her Nestie Circle:

A little closer just for fun:

Here is the inside:

Here is a close up of the inner left side - with a gorgeous butterfly charm I won from Jacque Beddingfield a while ago :o)

And here is the inner right side - I used little silver beads all around the cut out Nestie to match the tiny silver beads inside the butterfly charm

From my blog please go to Chrissy's to continue the hop!

See you very soon,


Cardstock: SU Whisper White, Design Paper- Digi: 'NitWit': Affection Solid Rose, 'BearlyMine': Spring Flight#36, Gingham #014, Tilda stamped onto Cryogen White with Memento Tuxedo Black.
Magnolia Doohickey Die. Marianne Die,
Dazzling Diamonds, half back pearls : SU
Butterfly charm : Jacquie Beddingflied
Silver beads - Michaels
Crystal Lacquer
Copics: Skin ~ E0000, E000, E00; Cheeks ~ R20; Shoes ~ E50, E52, E53, E42; Dress and socks ~ BG10, BG11, BG32; Flower and parts of Butterfly ~ R81, R83, R85; Leaves ~ G21, YG63, YG67, R83; Hair ~ Y23, YR23, E35

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Extra Extra Read All About It!!

Happy Sunday!

Magnolia-licious Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest

Diana is hosting this wonderful event and we would like you all to have fun with us and enter to win :o)

Both her Magnolia-licious DT and her Magnolia-licious Challenge DT will be having a BLOG HOP and you will be able to hop from one marvellous DT card to another to give you all the inspiration you will need. The Hop will be held on March 21!!!!

Contest is open until April 19th at 11:00 PM EST.

FIRST PRIZE for each category is $150.00 Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-licious Store.

SECOND PRIZE for each category is $75.00 Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-licious Store.

RANDOM prizes for each category will be chosen by Diana and will receive $25.00 Gift Certificates.

PLEASE go to either of the Blogs mentioned above to read all about the rules and prizes...

I am looking forward to seeing you all there :o)


Sunday, March 6, 2011

St. Patrick's Day's Coming

Hello! Hope you are all well?

Today is a new Colour Challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog :o)
Our Design Team member, ANGELA, wanted us to use GREEN this month.

Here is her picture:
Doesn't that look nice and fresh?

I just loved it, but wasn't able to do it justice I am afraid.
My problem was paper. Nothing really to work with so had to go a little bit different and on the way my work got much darker than I had intended :o(
Oh well - another time I hope to do better.

My images today are from Diana's store. Edwin with Hat# 153, Tilda with Clover and Hat with Shamrock - neither of which I can find at the moment - sorry about that. I will keep looking and update when I find them.
Here is the front of my card:
As you can see the shading around Tilda ended up very dark and not the way I wanted it to be. Also her clothes had to match the paper and I don't have the correct Copic Colours to that justice either.

Here is Tilda a bit closer:

Here is the inside of my card which I am much happier with:

and a closer one of Edwin:
I am slowly learning how to colour pleats and folds - S L O W L Y :o)

I need much more practice and hope that in the next month or so I will have a lot more time to make cards and you will see a big increase of work on my blog.
At least, that's the plan!!

Please take the trip to Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see the beautiful cards made by the rest of the Design Team. They will never let you down that's for sure!

Remember if you enter the challenge, that you could win a Gift Certificate in the amount of $25.00 at Diana's Store and add to your collection of Magnolia Stamps
** grin **

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great week!
Recipe follows.

Love, Candy


Card Stock: Bazzil - Lime Green
Design Paper: Daisy Bucket - Playful Petals
Large round pearl, green wire: stash
3 Leaf and 4 Leaf Clover: made by me from Hydrangea petals
Dazzling Diamonds: Stampin'Up
Sentiment: computer generated by me
Spellbinder Labels 8
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo
Skin: E0000,E000,E00 Cheeks: R11
Large Hat, Edwin's hat and his trousers: C00,C0,C1,C3,C5,C7,C9
Edwin's Shirt: C00,C0,C1
Shadows: T2,0
Tilda's Dress, Socks and Hat, Edwin's Jacket: BG72,BG75,BG78
Tilda's Bow and Lace: R32,R35,R37
Tilda's Hair: YR04,YR18,E99
Edwin's Hair: E35,E99
Edwin's Tie and ribbon on hat: YG03,YG21
Edwin's Vest and all clover: YG03,YG21,YG23,YG93,YG95,YG99
Shoes: E42,E50,E51,E53
Pipe: E11,E13,E15