Monday, February 27, 2012

Shabby Tilda

Hello friends,

It is time for the MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS

has chosen our INSPIRATION
this time.

Here is her picture:


 The buds on 'my' Magnolia Tree
have been formed for some time now.
The weather is so mild.

My entry for the CHALLENGE
is "Tilda Loves Flowers" #280
from the 
"Sweet Crazy Love Collection".
Not only is she in stock; she is
ON SALE for 10% off right now!

Here she is in all her glory:

I have used SU Very Vanilla card stock,
for the card, one of the layers, wreath
and butterflies.
The two Design Papers are also
from SU if I remember correctly.
My new die :o) is from
and is called CATALINA WREATH
and is made by Memory Box.
The butterfly punch is from MS.

I used SU Dazzling Diamonds
around the edge of all butterflies 
and also all the little dots
from the flower bouquet.
I wasn't sure if they were supposed to
be Babys Breath or not? Thinking they were,
I used my white Sharpie pen and put dots
in them all and added the 'bling'

For the first time I used the Pearl Pen.
I didn't have anything to put on the butterflies.
I DID practice making large pearls 
and the pen was awesome.
However when putting tiny ones on
my card - of course they didn't turn
out as well as I wanted LOL

I used my Zutter tool and REALLY
sliced up all my paper.
Then used Tim Holtz 
Vintage Photo Distress Ink on all the
coloured card stock.
I used his Tattered Rose ink on
all the vanilla pieces.
After cutting out my die cut I cut it
in half and used the two pieces
behind Tilda.

Here is the inside:

Sure looks like I put that Spellbinder
Die on an angle doesn't it!!
I didn't
 notice it till I saw the picture!
The new MB die is whole this time
and there is one teeny butterfly.
The writing space is very simple. 

Hope you like my try at the
INSPIRATION this time.

Many thanks for taking a peek
at my work. I love to read your
comments. They make my day.


Face: E21, 00, 000
Cheeks: R30, 20
Dress: B97, 95, 91
Flowers: RV95, 93, R81
Leaves: YG 67, 63
Hair: E51, 33, Y21
Shoes: E35, 34, 31

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Hump Day!

Hi dear friends,

Another quick post from me today.
Gosh it is hard to find the time to do all I
would like to in a day LOL

Here is another Birthday Card. 
This one is for my girlfriend - 
the longest friend I have ever had.
We haven't lived near each other in many,
many years, but still keep in touch :o)

This is a digital image from Darcy's Diary. 
 Don't you love her?
I adore them all.

I put all the papers through my Zutter
distressing  tool and had so much fun.
Each piece has Tim Holtz Antique Linen
ink on it.
I also used a brand new and beautiful die
from DIANA CRICK'S  amazing 

Here is a closer look:

And there are more yet you may be interested in:

THE BLING ONLY -  you are not seeing double LOL

The beautiful papers are all from a NITWIT COLLECTION.
As usual I used my Copics to colour with.

Skin: E000, 00, 21
Hair and shoes: E33, 31, 30
Stripes: R85, 83, 81 and Y15, 13, 11

Many thanks for taking time to look at my work :o)

Hope to see you soon!


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Winter Birthday Card

Hi Friends!

I almost forgot to Blog the Birthday Card I made for our
Daughter-In Law!!

I made it just after my first Maggie Card of the year.
I was in such a hurry to send it off I forgot
to keep track of my Copic colours.
Sorry about that...

Her Birthday is in the beginning of January
and we had snow at that time.
That's why I used the image I did from MO MANNING.

Here is the front:

As you can see I used stickles and lace from my stash.
I also used 3 Spellbinder dies - for the tag. the white circle
and the blue circle.
I placed red rhinestones from my stash around the
fancy circle as well.
I placed snowflakes in rhinestones too.
The pretty blue ribbon is from S.U.

I have a close-up for you:

Also another one of the front where I am
hoping you can see some of the bling:

Here is the inside left :

Sorry I can't show you the RHS - I had written
on the card before I remembered to take pictures of it :o(

A short post today.

Hoping you are having a good weekend.
See you soon,
Hugs, Candy

Monday, February 13, 2012

Plain and Simple

Good Morning Dear Friends,

It is time for our COLOUR CHALLENGE

For the month of February
NORMA our fab Design Team Member,
is picking our Challenges.

The colours Norma choose are:


Here is her challenge picture:

Here is my card:


I made this card for my 39 year old son's Birthday.
 I didn't want to make it 'pretty' so decided to go 

I was so lucky to have this Design Paper called
'New Addition' from PEBBLES.
I thought I had used it all - but I had some left :o)

Here is the inside:

Plus a close up of Edwin:

I was planning to make his runners brown  -
but completely forgot to when I got to that
point - DUH....

Please take a trip to our 
to see the rest of
the DT's wonderful creations.

Don't forget you can win a 
from DIANA!!

I used buttons from my collection 
and threaded them with coloured floss.
I added Crystal Lacquer to his heart.

I coloured Edwin with Copics:

jeans: B97, B95, B93
skin: E21, E00, E000 & R30, R20
heart: R39, R37, R35
brown on shirt and shoes:
E50, E23, E 25

Thank you very kindly for looking at my work!

I so appreciated all your wonderful
comments about my first two cards in
so long :o)