Friday, May 30, 2014

Little Best Friends

Happy Friday,

I can't believe that May is over. Time really flies by. This image reminded me of my daughter-in-law and me. When I go to visit them we spend a lot of time walking on the beach and collecting shells.

I used  Little Best Friends by Elisabeth Bell image - Elisabeth Bell Designs for my card. I colored them with Copic Markers. The DP is from Pion Shoreline Treasures. To embellish my card I used ribbon, cheese cloth, fiber, sea shells, Magnolia Doo Hickey Die Swirly Butterfly and spellbinders die.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to create something special.


I am entering my card in the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz - #19 Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - #93 Girly/Feminine
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - #233 Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tilda with Handkerchief

Happy Wednesday,

I can't believe my post went live with no text. I guess I must be trying to do too many things at one time. LOL! Are you enjoying your week? I am it is only a 4 day work week. Yippee. That meant more time for crafting. I hope you will join us for our new challenge over at Midweek Magnolias -Think outside the Square- A shaped card.

Now on to my card. Isn't she the sweetest. I chose red as my main color for my design. I created the butterfly by tracing it to watercolor paper then adding this beautiful DP from Prima Stationer's Desk. I used a stencil to create the barbed wire effect. I chose Magnolia Doo Hickeys -Tilda Tag, Vintage Flower and Swirly Butterfly dies for my project. The image is Magnolia Tilda with a Handkerchief. She was colored with Copic Markers - E000, E00, R20, C00, C01, E44, E43, E42, E41, R37, R39, E70, E71, E74. To complete my design I add a few Prima embellishments, chipboard butterfly, flowers and ribbon. I hope I have inspired you today to created a shaped card.

Our sponsor is Magnolia Sweden.

 I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Inky Impressions - #161 Anything Goes

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Isn't She Lovely

Happy Sunday!

I hope you will join us for our Pearl and Lace challenge over at Elisabeth Belle's World. I used Princess Tales from Belles n Whistles - such an adorable image. I paper pieced her dress and colored the rest of her with Copic Markers. I added so frantage to her bag to bling it up. I chose liquid pearls for her earring and bracelet. The DP I chose is from Magnolia and Maja. The dies I used are Spellbinders, Magnolia Doo Hickey and Cherry Lynn. To complete the design I added lace, pearls, flowers and a beautiful tassel from Prima.  

Now I can't wait to see what you create!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz - #18 Anything Goes
Hanna and Friends - #197 Dies
The Crafter's Cafe - #64 Girly
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions -#160 Lace, Pearls, Flowers

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sanibel here I come

Happy Saturday,

I am so excited to have a long weekend! Now the weather has clear up......  It's time for another challenge at CMC Father's Day Projects. Our sponsor is Dr. Digi and my image  is Beach Bum Bob.
This image was so fun to color just love him.

I used the following Copic Markers to color my image -BG05, BG07, BG09, BG90, BG93, BG95, C00, C01, C03, C05, E000, E00, E11, E44, E47, E70, E71, E74, R37, R39, YR000, YR00, YR02. The paper I chose is from Pion Shoreline Treasure. I added cheesecloth and a Prima resin embellishment.

I look forward to see you over at CMC challenge.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - #95 Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack- #51 Life's a Beach
Simply Create Too - #62 Father's Day
Sister Card Act - #58 Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - #129 One for the Boys

Monday, May 19, 2014

Bell Horses - Li'l Princess Tu-tu

Happy Monday,

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We had a bonus weekend - it was supposed to rain but we had beautiful sunshine.

I would like to share my card today featuring Elisabeth Bell Digi Li'l Princess Tu-tu. I colored my image with Copic Marker and added a bit of Frantage. The paper is from Maja which I absolutely love. I used Magnolia Doohickey So Wrapped Lovely and Swirly Butterfly die and Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I completed my design with lace, tulle bow, heart paperclip, pearl bling and flowers. Thanks so much for stopping by!

A closer peek:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Tilda with Present

Hello again,

I just had to make a card for fun and what better than "sunny yellows." We went to get an ice-cream awhile ago and came upon this cute family. However, the parents were not impressed.

Now onto my card! I think this Tilda is just so sweet.

How about a closer look:

One last peek at this sweetie:

Below are the items I used to create my card.
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Present
Magnolia Doohickey Dies- Swirly Butterfly, So Wrapped Lovely
Stamp and Create Dies
Prima Flowers
Lace, Tool, wooden and metal embellishment and ribbon
I colored my image with Copic Markers - E000, E00, R20, E70, E71, E74, E40, E41, Y00, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y0000, Y000, R000, R01
Prima Paper- Sun Kiss Collection

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Magnolia-Licious - Sunny Yellows
Dutch Magnolia Lovers - #81 Use Spring Flowers
Marvelous Magnolia - #68 Beautiful Butterflies

Happy Birthday CJ

Happy Birthday to my awesome son! We are so proud of the man you have become. Since you live in the mountains, I thought a beach theme would be appropriate. I hope you have a spectacular birthday!!!!

I chose Edwin today. Doesn't he look handsome and tan standing on the beach? I used Edwin with Surf Board and Vintage Swedish Coast Cottage to create my card. I used Pion paper, frantage, cheese cloth, twine, starfish charm, and prima resin sail boat. I colored my image with Copic Markers.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Wags'n Whiskers - #129 One for the boys
Allways Something Creative - #75 Birthday

Friday, May 16, 2014

Belle's Laundry Day

Happy Friday,

Do you have special plans for the weekend? My husband and I are celebrating our 34th anniversary. We are going to our favorite place for dinner. I will post some pictures of the delicious food.

I very excited to be a guest designer foro Elisabeth Belle's digi bloghop. Now for this months Digi...Another oldie, being reborn as a digi, and brought out from Elisabeth's Archive... Isn't she sweet.  Can you imaging looking this lovely doing laundry?

Please welcome **Belle's Laundry Day** to our little family of Elisabeth Bell Digi's....

Below is what I used to create my card:
Magnolia Doohickey Dies - doily flower, swirly butterfly, lovely fence and so wrapped tilda's lace
Cherry Lynn Dies - flourish and doily heart
Maja and misc. paper from my stash
Tea dye distress Inc.
Tulle Ribbon
Mini clothes pins
Prima embellishment
Kort and Godt flowers
I colored my image with Copic Markers and paper pieced

If you have come from Carla's blog you are on the right track. Isn't her creation lovely?

Karen you are here.

Now hop on over to Lynda  lovely card

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
A Sprinkle of Colour - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Flowers
Doodle Pantry - #46 Any Digi Goes
Sister Act Card - #57 Anything Goes

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Picture Frame

Hello Maggie Fans,

Welcome to another Magnolia Forever challenge- Anything Goes.Today I would like to share my picture frame with you. I used two sweet Tildas (For You Tilda and Tilda with Bunny Balloon). I purchased the picture frame at Hobby Lobby. My images were colored with Copic Markers and paper pieced with Magnolia and Maja paper. I used the following die cuts: Magnolia Doo Hickey - Swirly Butterfly and Doily Flower; Cherry Lynn Butterfly and Doily heart; Martha Stewart Butterfly punch. To complete my design I used miscellaneous embellishments.

I hope you will join us this week. Have a great week!

Here is a close up of these two beauties:

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
A Sprinkle of Color - Anything Goes
Lia Stampz - #64 Anything but a Card
The Paper Nest Dolls - #10 Anything Goes
Dream Valley - #81 Anything Goes
Tilda's Town - #103 Your Favorite Coloring Medium - Copic Makers

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

May Day

Happy Wednesday,

May is just flying by! Well Monday it was 81 and sunny but the rest of the week is 60's and showers. Just hoping the warm comes to stay......

I decided to create this wooden heart I bought at Michaels into a Maypole. I painted the heart with Martha Stewart Rose paint. My sweet hubby drilled a hole for the pole. To create the pole I used a straw then wrapped it in ribbon. To complete the pole design I added taffeta, pink ribbon, white curling ribbon and a pearl on top. The top of the my design is full of flowers from Prima, WOC and Kort & Godt.  The inside of the heart was lined with white lace and a white flower trim. To complete the design I added pink roses and Magnolia Doohickey Swirly Butterfly Die. The stamps are from Magnolia - Tilda with Cros Necklace, Sweet Princess, Magnolia Tilda and Tilda with Ballet Shoes. My images were colored with Copics and paper pieced with Magnolia and Maja Paper.

Here are some close ups of my project:


Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your week.

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Totally Tilda - #96 Princess Tilda
Time for Magnolia - #56 Shabby Chic or Vintage
Stamp and Create Magnolia - #35 Spring Anything but a Card
Through the Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes May 13
Challenges 4 Everybody -#41 Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - #33 Anything Goes

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Cute Girl

Happy Saturday,

Our sponsor for our CMC challenge is Art by Miran - my image is Cute Girl. I hope you will join us. The theme is Any Pastel Spring Colors. Happy Mother's Day!

Here are the products I used to create my card:
Copic Markers - skin - E000, E00, R20; hair E50, YR20, YR21; eyes B21, dress, bow on hat and shoes BV02, BV04, BV08; hat E41, E42, E43.
Cherry Lynn Dies - Flourish and Heart Doily
Prima Flowers
Graphic 45 paper - Secret Garden

I am entering my card in the following  challenges:
Fussy and Fancy- #113 Spring Colours
Brown Sugar - #93 Pastels
Simon Says - Spring Flowers

Pati's Kisses

I am so thrilled to announce that I was chosen as a guest designer for Elisabeth Bell - The Digi Bells. This is my first post today. I have used Pati's Kisses from Elisabeth Bell's Designs Digital collection. I have to say she is one of my favorites.

I chose to make a pillow box. It can be used for a gift card or a special piece of jewelry for a sweet little princess. I colored her with Copic Markers - skin E000, E00, R20; hair E40, E41, E42, E43, E44; top and headband Y000, Y00, Y11; pants B93, B95, B97; under shirt YR000, YR00; belt E42, E44; teddy bear R20, E42, E44.  I created a simple design by using a Magnolia Doohickey Die Lovely Umbrella, a tulle bow, lace, and a wooden sentiment.

I hope I have inspired you to create a card or a project using an Elisabeth Bell image. Enjoy your weekend!

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Scrapper's Delight - #22 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - #17 Anything Goes
Digi Makeover - #139 Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mid Way Reminder Texture

Welcome to Midweek Magnolia's Texture challenge reminder. I chose to create a canvas. They are one of my favorite projects to create. I colored my canvas with glimmer mist and stamped some small images randomly on the canvas. I used a stencil with Martha Stewart white texture on the canvas background. The wooden window frame was painted with white picket fence crackle paint. I used several Prima embellishments - flower wreath, shutter, butterfly and handle. I used glimmer mist on the resin wreath. Under the flower arrangement I used Cherry Lynn heart die and used half of it under the flowers and flourish die. My resin butterfly broke in half so I chose to use it tucked in my arrangement. The balloon die is from La La Land and was embellished with Shabby white Frantage. Tulle, tulle bow small butterflies and pearls were used to complete the design. I use Maja paper and Copic Markers to color my Tilda. I hope I have inspired you to create a canvas!

The winner of my blog candy is Inge. Congratulations! Please contact me with your information.

I am entering my canvas in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licious - Anything Goes
Love to Create - #114 Say it with Flowers
Dream Valley - #81 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Cherry Lynn Designs - #131 Lots of Layers

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tilda with Teddy Bear

I had a great weekend! We went to a scrapbook convention and our favorite craft store Absolutely Everything. Got a lot of fun goodies.

I just love this sweet image from Magnolia stamps.  Today I would like to share a criss -cross card featuring Teddy Bear Love Tilda.  Come on over to Simply Magnolia for our "Anything Goes" challenge.

Here are the goodies I used on my card:
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Teddy Bear, Postale
Magnolia Doo Hickey Die - Swirly Butterfly and So Wrapped Tilda's Lace
La La Land Ballon Die
Cherry Lynn Butterfly Die
Lace, flowers, bling and ribbon
Copic Markers - E000, E00, R20, E25, E31, E50, R81, R83, R85, E51, E53

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sister Act Card - #55 Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls - #17 Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - #87 Anything Goes with Ribbons
Inky Impressions - #157 Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - #163 Anything Goes
Crafting At The Weekend - #1 Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund - #98 Anything Goes
Live and Love Crafts -  #23 Tinchy's Inspiration Collage

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Butterfly Box

Happy Thursday!

I have some very exciting news to share with you today. I was thrilled and honored when Valou emailed me and told me I had been chosen as one of the DT Members of Magnolia Forever. I hope you will join our Anything Goes Challenge. Our sponsor for this challenge is Cards Und More.

For my first project I chose a wooden butterfly box that I purchased at Michael's for $3.50. I use Martha Stewart purple paint as the base and the used a sponge effect using a copper color paint. Please see below what I used to create my project.

Front of Box

Back of Box

Front and side

Left Side

Right Side

Below are the goodies I used:
Magnolia stamps- Tilda with Rabbit, Edwin with Butterfly, Tilda as Butterfly, Cute Magnolia, and Afternoon Tea Plant
Magnolia Doohickey Dies - Swirly Butterfly, Lovely Fence and Floral Swirl Corner
Cherry Lynn Dies - Large Flourish, Butterfly and Doily Heart
La La Land - Hot Air Balloon Die
Memory Box - Dragon Fly Die
Martha Stewart - Butterfly Punch
The images were colored with Copic Markers and Paper pieced
Maja paper
Prima wooden and metal embellishments
Melissa Frances resin embllishment
Pearl Bling
Tulle, re-purposed ribbon, floral and green trim
Lots of fussy cut tiny butterflies

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licious - Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - #93 Lots of Layers
Totally Tilda - #95 Tilda with Wings
Time for Magnolia - #54 Anything Goes
Ribbon Girls - April Magnolia Only