Monday, June 27, 2011

Tilda is playing outside!

Hi Maggie Friends :o)

Two weeks sure go by fast!

Please take a look at the Design Teams work on the blog,
and remember you could win a Gift Certificate if you
enter our Challenge!

Paola, this months DT Member, has given us
this picture:


 I saw the light wood dresser and white basket
as well as flowers and stripes.

So that was what I intended to portray LOL

I have never had as much trouble making a
card as I had this time!
No matter what I did, it turned out wrong
and had to be redone :o(
I finally just had to go with this result...........

My card:

I have learned a valuable lesson when paper piecing.
Next time I will use my Prismacolor Pencils
to shade with. You can see that the
Copics did NOT work on Designer Paper!
I thought I could use them sparingly to just
make my shading - but they went horribly dark and ugly :o(

My intention was to paper piece Tilda's clothes
with what I thought was the perfect light brown with pink dots,
Design Paper from SU.
As you can see my card base is white as are the
background pieces behind the floral paper.
I have lost all feeling of the white by distressing
all of it with 'Pretty in Pink' ink from SU :o(

I have used papers from NitWits - called 'Bumbleberry Too'.
I thought the pink flowers and matching striped paper
were a great choice.
By trying to decorate my card
more than I usually do you can hardly see
the paper or my very pretty lace!
 I also know that I will have to use much wider
lace next time!!

My card isn't what I wanted it to be at all,
but I sure learned a lot from it LOL

Here are some close-up pictures for you:


Doohickey Swirl Die:

Hand made flowers:

'Rocking Tilda' # 270 from the
Sweet Rainbow Collection.
Card stock: Whisper White - SU
Dazzling Diamonds - SU
Pearls and flower lace - stash
Crystal Lacquer
Misc. Leaf punch


I sure hope my next card will be much better!
Thanks for looking :o)


Face: E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R20
Hair ribbons, neck, sleeves and lace of outfit:
R85, R83, R81
Hula Hoop and runners: BG07, BG05, BG01, BG000
Rest of runners: C5,C3, C1
Hair: E53, E51, E50, E42.

Monday, June 13, 2011

You've Got My Number!

Dear Magnolia Friends,

I hope you are all doing well and are excited to see
my new Challenge card for Diana's Magnolia-licious
Challenge Blog!

Please go over to the blog to see the wonderful cards
the Design Team has made.
If you make a card and enter it, you could win

For our Colour Challenge - Paola has given us this picture to go by:

Isn't it the cutest??
Sure wish I could have found a pink telephone to add to my card :o)

In the end - I decided to go for a phone theme in pink and silver LOL
Talk about using my head!!!! 

Here is the front of my card:

I felt it would have been just too plain to only use solid pink
paper, so for a change I used quite a few for this card.

Tilda with small gift ( gift cut off ) #293
You Are So Special Collection - January 2011
( I am so sorry she is out of stock at this time. I am sure she will be back soon )

Card Stock - SU - Whisper White
Card Stock - Bazzil - Pink and Lime Green
Design Paper - Telephones - Alphabet Soup : Call Me
Design Paper - soft floral and lime green polka dot - Nit Wit
Silver paper - corner die
Silver lace on bottom of Tilda's dress is : Glitter Ritz - Silver

Here is Tilda closer up:

She is mounted on thick 3D tape to the die cut circles.

Here is the inside of my card:

I really wanted the telephones to be the focal point,
so did the whole left page just with them and did
a similar design from the front for the right side.
By the way the silver bow with rhinestones is
from a bobby pin that I found!

Here is a closer picture for you:

I had fun making another of my Plain and Simple Cards.
Hope you have enjoyed it as well!

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my work
and leave the wonderful comments that I love to read :o)


Skin: E21,E00,E000
Cheeks: R20
Dress: R85, R83, R81
Shoes: E37, E35, E33
Hair: E13, YR18, YR04