Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Watch out for the Orange!

* Please find my Magnolia Challenge Card
one Post down :o)

Another quick post for you all.

I made a birthday card for my second cousin.
Her favourite colour is ORANGE.
As you can see the card was made

It has been done for a while, but
I didn't want to show it until I thought
she had received it.

I also signed the card before I 
remembered to take pictures of the
inside - I apologize. I 
didn't want to take pictures 
with the private message on it.

Anyway Jamie is now 27 and is moving
into her first home on August 
first as well!!!
Very Happy for you Jamie :o)

 I have coloured a 
Krista Smith
Saturated Canary Image.


Left Side front:

Inside front of Frame:

Hope you can see her eyes
and glasses with the Crystal
Effects on them:

Card Stock and ribbon from my stash.
Design Paper from SU Orange selections.
Also from SU - flip flop die cuts, Crystal Effects, 
and pretty pearls.

Thanks for looking!

Love, Candy

Magnolia-licious Challenge, Anything Goes!

Hi Dear Friends,

I am so pleased to read how you
have enjoyed the last few cards I have 
made xoxo.


I have a winner for my  blog candy:
Winner is # 3



Carol, would you please 
send me an email with
your home address. I will 
mail it to you as soon as I 
hear from you :o)
{ islandlass@gmail.com }

Many thanks to each of you
who left a comment for me.


Today is Tuesdays Challenge at
 Magnolia-licous - Stamps, Dies and So much more.

This time the Challenge is " Anything Goes "
I had a million ideas, but in the end
with my Grandchildren here I only
had time for a quick card - 

I have used two stamps from the 
Special Moments Collection.
#489 - Vintage Swedish Background
#381 - Tilda with Cross Necklace.

My Granddaughter, 7 year old Mariah,
helped pick out the stamps.

Card Front:

I used Frantage again but am
still unhappy with how it
turned out. I will have to use
it more often to get it right!

Close up of Tilda:

I have used Crystal Effects
on the cross.
Also tried dots for the sky.



Card Stock, pearls and flowers are from my stash.
Design Papers - SU.

Please take a trip over to the 
and feast your eyes upon
my wonderful teammates work :o)

Diana has just announced
a brand new Collection
 in the STORE

Sea Breeze Collection 2013
I know they won't last long, 
so hurry over to get the ones
you love!

Don't forget to leave comments
on each Blog Post as well
as each DT Member's Blogs.
You may win:

Thank you all so very much!


Sky - B00, 000, 0000
Flowers on trees - R11, 21
Leaves - G07, 14, 25
Path - E42, 44
Trees - E55, 57, 59
Skin - E0000, 000, 00, 01, 11- R20
Bow - R11, R20
Dress- R20, 21, 22
Hair - E11, 21, 97,99
Rose - R32, 35, 37, 39
Cross - YR23, 24 and Spica Gold
Shoes - C00, C1, C2

Monday, July 15, 2013

Everyone has problems....

Good Morning Dear Friends!

*My July 9th Post has Blog Candy
on it - please leave a comment 
for that day and you may win it!
There are only 11 comments!!*

I am getting right into the problem 
today. It's Tilda, and she has a big

She is running away as fast
as she can - I sure hope
she makes it!

Just look at her go....

Looks like she has had 'second thoughts'!

And I know why! 

The sweet Edwin she thought
she was marrying showed his
true colours this morning.
He is NOT the kind and gentle man
he has portrayed himself to be.

The Minister was a bit late -
and Edwin wasn't in the mood
to wait any longer!

No wonder Tilda's running.
I wouldn't want to live with
this guy either!
I wouldn't trust him 
as far as I could throw him!
Thank goodness for the late

I am just thankful
he showed his real self
before they were hitched
together for ever!

For my card I have used
Mini Run Away Tilda #3030
and Mini Once Upon 
A Time Edwin #177.

Several of my wonderful new Spellbinder Dies.
Whisper White Card Stock - SU
Design Paper - DCWV - Boys.

Tim Holtz DI - Vintage Photo.
Pearls and Lace from my stash.

there is special pricing on all Mini Stamps
until 11:59 PM - Pacific Time.

Diana has changed her Store Name slightly
to Magnolia-licious - Stamps - Dies - and so much More.
Her store is still in the same place - right here.
Would I trick you?

Take a trip to the Challenge Blog today
to see Cabio and Suzi's cards too!

Please make comments on the
Magnolia-licious/Wee/Mini Monday
 Challenge Blogs
and on ALL the Designers cards.
You may be the lucky person to win:

Thank you ALL for visiting
my Blog.
It makes me feel so happy :o)

Love, Candy

Skin: E0000, 000, 01
Tilda's cheeks - R20 Edwin's Cheeks- R30
Tilda's hair - E99, 39, YR23
Shoes and head dress - C1, C3
Dress and Veil - BG23, 11, 000
Edwin's hair -  C7, 5, 3
Hat, boots, holster - E59, 57, 55
Guns - C7, 5
Vest - E99, 35
Scarf - R29, 24, 14
Jeans - B18, 24, 21

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Little Bird Told Me

Good Wednesday Morning to you!!

Hope your day is a good one.

( blog candy is on yesterdays blog -
you can leave a comment.
 Name will be chosen on
Tuesday July 23rd next Challenge Day)


Sheri and I have made cards
to give you some ideas
for the WEE STAMPS.
We buy our stamps from 
DIANA at Magnolia-licious - Stamps, Dies and so much more.
How do you like the new name??
Great eh? 
Same address as always
Diana is carrying SO MUCH more now!!!

My Wee Stamp is called:
It is soooo cute.

My Design Paper is from Graphic 45
and is called - Secret Garden.
Card Stock is from SU - Kraft.
The whole card is antiqued in some way.
All the paper has been inked with TH - Antique Linen.
The pages have been torn and/or distressed with my scissors.

The paper lace Die is from DIANA'S STORE
as is the Bird Cage Die.
I stamped my image on a Spellbinder Die.
The metal corner, pearls and rhinestones are from
my stash. I made the flower from card
stock, inked it up and punched a half
inch hole of the DP,
which I attached, then added the rhinestone.
I used my 'atyouSpica' gold pen
for the metal of the swing.

Here are a few more pictures for you:

Close up of birds:

Metal corner:

Glimpse of paper:

Finally a side view:

Make sure to visit Sheri
to see her beautiful
Her address is on my side bar :o)

See you on MINI MONDAY!

Love, Candy

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Good Morning Peeps :o)
I love that word!

* I have blog candy today *

Today's Challenge at

I have used # 398 Tilda in Key Largo
from the Summer Memories Collection
The weather has been strange for some time. Fortunately (or unfortunately LOL ) at my house
( this week ) it is hot hot hot!

Little Tilda decided to take a long 
bike ride, having no idea how hot she
would get! As she past the lake
she just had to take a dip.

card front:

She had her new summer dress on 
and knew she couldn't get it wet, so she
waded in as deep as she could.

She took of her sunglasses and laid
her bike safely on the grass.
The sun was beating down on her,
but getting her feet and legs wet
made her feel so much better.

open at one fold

For today I made a different kind
of folded card. I am sorry I can't 
remember what it is called or where
I saw it :o(  It might be called
a side fold?

right side when open

On the left side there is a mountain 
and two valley folds - so there is a lot
of room for writing. Also that is
how it stands up.

I used a punch from Michael's Reflection 
Line which is a summer theme of
sand castles, pails and shovels.
I punched both the top and
bottom of my card and used
quite a bit of Tim Holtz
distress ink: Vintage Photo
to make it stand out.

I have used Nitwits Paper
called Hello Sunshine for my design paper.
The whole card, back and front
are covered completely with it.
My Card Stock is Whisper White from S.U.

As well as Tilda, the sun is a Magnolia
Stamp called: Tilda's sun.
Both dies are from Magnolia as well.
I punched out two grasses in
different colour greens, and the bicycle
which I used the same Distress Ink,
plus some Stickles.

I alternated the grass and slid the
bike down and between the grass.
The sun was stamped on my paper,
coloured and cut out.
The rays of the sun are bent in 
different ways and fall off
the card.

This is my first time using
Frantage! I love it, but
learned I need to apply it
differently next time.

I also used the blue Pearl Pen
for the first time on my card.
Believe it or not I have practiced
quite a while with it to get
my pearls perfected. BUT 
when I took the lid off
and turned it over to use
it dropped like water on my card :o(
It was so hot in my house it
had melted!! So of course it
doesn't look good at all.

The glasses are from my stash 
and the seashells are some that
I have collected. They are so tiny.
Most of my shells are a lot larger,
but these ones were so pretty.

You must check out 
The last collection called
'Special Moments'
is just lovely for
Wedding and Anniversary Cards,
and more.

A little bird has told me there
is already another Collection 
on its way soon!!!!
So keep watching :o)

Diana has so many other things in her store
besides stamps. She has paper with
matching envelopes, charms, many die
companies, glue, tape, Spectrum Noir Pens
 - you name it.
A wonderful array of special things!

I buy everything from Diana.
Her service is quick, her prices are
THE BEST, and she is just
such a wonderful lady!

So remember to go over to
the main blog to see all the other
Design Team's cards.
Leave comments everywhere
and you may be a winner of:
Thank you so much for reading
my extra long post today.
I have blog candy to give away!!!

Tim Holtz
Vintage Background Prints:

Memory Box - Floral Vine - Magnolia Store:

Mini Magnolias
Magnolia Store:

Mini Fairwell Tilda
Bon Voyage Collection:

Chef Edwin
Yummy for Your Tummy Collection:

Wrapped Tilda
from Christmas Collection:

I want to make this as easy as
I will add up the comments I have
and let  RANDOM.ORG
pick a winner.
I will send any where in the world.

Thanks so much for sticking with me today :o)

Love, Candy