Monday, December 16, 2013

New Wee Stamp at Magnolia-licious

Hello, Friends! I made a new card that I want to share with you using a new Wee Stamp that Diana has in her store at Magnolia-licious.

Her name is Iris and she is such a cute fairy don’t you think? She is a Wee Stamp by Sylvia Zet. I colored her with Copics and covered her wings with Glamour Dust. I also used my Kaleidoscope Gelly Roll glitter pen for some of Iris's flowers.

I used a lot of Frantage (crazy with it today) on the card after distressing with my Zutter, added embossing ink and heat embossed the aged enamel on the edges. This technique is lots of fun, provides a vintage sparkle, and no mess.

I use round coffee filters to pour my glitter and embossing powders on my elements. They have natural anti static properties and you virtually don’t waste a spec of product.

Here’s a shot with Iris so you can see her in all her glistening fairy glory.

And here’s a close up of Iris’ coloring.

StampsWee Stamps: Iris
DPs/Cardstock – Maja Design: Vintage Autumn Basics; Bazzill Smooth; TPC Kraft CS
Dies/Punches – Marianne Design: Chinese Rose, Branch & Flower 1, Rose Basket; Martha Stewart: Frond and Small Butterfly punch; Cameo: Filigree Butterfly by Samantha Walker
Ribbon/Lace – Maya Road: Rose Trim; JoAnn’s: Cheese Cloth
Flowers – WOC: Yellow Rose, Pink Spiral Stamens; LLC: White Foam Flower Stems; Kort & Godt: Pink Rolled Rose
Other – Liquitex: White Gesso; Stampendous Vintage Frantage: Aged Rose; DecoArt: Glamour Dust; Sakura: Gelly Roll Glitter Pen; Tall Mouse: Rhinestone Mesh
Copic Colors – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E25, YR23, Y21, Y00. Body: R89, R85, R83, R81, RV00, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, YR23, Y15, Y11, YG17, YG03.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Happy Wednesday, Friends! I’m back to share my Midway Reminder for Midweek Magnolias “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” challenge.

Link up a creation with snow or a snow image, follow our ROOLZ and you could have a chance to win a Mystery prize from Magnolia Sweden.

I used this adorable “In the Snow Ski Tilda” from the Winter Wonderland collection. She is available in the Magnolia-licious store with lots or her friends.

I colored all of Tilda with Copics and added a little Liquid Applique for the snow. I put a bit of Stardust Stickles on the snow for a glistening effect and Glossy Accents on her skis. I used lots of wintry die cuts, snow spray on my designer paper panels and gesso for texture and dimension.

Here’s a close up of Tilda.

The tag pulls out for a Holiday greeting. This stamp is called Holiday Cheer by Raindrop Echo Designs from the Magnolia-licious store.

I hope my project inspires you to join us for the challenge. Have a fabulous week.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"W"ednesday at Magnolia-liicous

Happy Wednesday, Friends. I’m here today to share a “W”ednesday project with you for Magnolia-licious

The DT creates cards and projects using the new stamps in the Magnolia-licious store featuring images from Wee Stamps, Wild Rose Studios, Penny Black and Candibeans.

I made an ornament with "Bella on Present" from Wild Rose Studios. I purchased the wooden frame from Michaels, glue sprayed it then applied Martha Stewart Garnet Glitter. I love how it sparkles.

I applied some rhinestone trim around the inner frame cut from diamond mesh and added silver bead stands for tassels and the hanger. I finished it off with pine cones and die cut Magnolia spruce branches brushed with a little gesso. This was really simple and easy to make.

Here’s a close up of Bella. I colored her with Copics and did a little paper piecing for a couple of the presents. I used Stickles on the stars of the red gift, tree ornaments and present ribbon and Sugar Sparkly Fluff on Bella’s stocking cap. This little pretty will hang on my tree this Christmas holiday.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on any of the DT blogs and/or the Challenge blog for a chance to win a weekly prize. The winner is announced every week during the “W”ednesday post.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back in the coming days with a couple new cards/projects. See you then…


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Midweek Magnolias Midway Reminder

Happy Wednesday, Friends! First just let me just say, “THANK YOU” to all of my fabulous friends for the lovely birthday wishes yesterday. I had a wonderful day. I spent some time in my craft room with no distractions. Hubby and I had lobster for dinner and he bought me jewelry. Yay!!! A beautiful three ring set with large ivory, black and white pearls. I asked for a ring with a white and black pearl which I didn't have in my jewelry armoire. He has bought me lots of precious stones over the years but I didn't have pearls. This one takes the cake, I truly love them. I was spoiled rotten and it was such a lovely day.

Anywho, I have a new project for our Midway Reminder for the “Anything but a card” challenge. You still have a week to join us at Midweek Magnolias.

If you create something with the theme and follow our ROOLZ, you could have a chance to win a Mystery prize from Magnolia Sweden.

I thought I would make something special that I can use for home decor during the holidays so I found a fabulous Snowflake Lantern on the Silhouette Cameo web site. My lanterns feature three new Magnolias from the Winter Wonderland collection, “Christmas Eve Tilda,” “Peaceful Tilda,” and “Merry Christmas Tilda” all from the Magnolia-licious store.  Each one is a little different using individual colors, Magnolias and ribbons.

I colored all of my Magnolias with Copics and cut them out to attach them to each lantern. I put a battery operated tea light in each for that soft glowing effect.

I hope my project inspires you to join us for the challenge. Have a great Thanksgiving for those who are celebrating it and have a fabulous week.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Magnolia-licious Doily Challenge

Hello, Friends. It’s time for another fun challenge at Magnolia-licious. Our theme for the last challenge of the year is…

Use a Doily!

My card features “Cozy Christmas Tilda” and “A Joyful Christmas” sentiment from the New Winter Wonderland collection. I used three doilies on my card with two Magnolia Mini Doilies and Tim Holtz On the Edge Vintage Doily. 

I colored Tilda with Copics in blue and brown to match my Bo Bunny Woodland Winter designer papers. And I used a dotted coloring technique to make Tilda’s sweater look fluffy. My DP panels were machine stitched and distressed for lots of texture. I played with lots of die cuts for this card with tags, flourishes, lace and flowers.

Here’s a close-up of Tilda.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on any of the DT blogs and/or the Challenge blog for a chance to win a weekly prize. The winner is announced every week during the “W”ednesday post.

This is our last challenge of the year so you have lots of time to join us for a chance to win a prize from the Magnolia-licious store.

Stamps – Magnolia: Cozy Christmas Tilda, A Joyful Christmas sentiment, Post Card
Papers – Bo Bunny: Woodland Winter; Bazzill; American Crafts
Dies – Magnolia: Mini Doily, Tilda Tag, Vintage Lace, Christmas Tags; Die-Namic: Fancy Flourish; Marianne Design: Branch and Flower 1 LR0256
Ribbon/Lace –Wild Orchid Crafts: White Vintage Seam Binding, White Net Lace
Ink – Memento: Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa; Ranger DI: Brushed Corduroy
Other – Viva Décor: Ice white Pearl Pen; Hobby Lobby: Crystal Sprays; SNS: Cerulean Embossing Powder; Pearl Button: Handmade with beads from Halcraft, Darice and Hobby Lobby Spool of Pearls
Copic Colors – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E29, E25, E31, E50. Apparel: BG09, BG07, BG05, BG01, E47, E44, E43, E42. Apple: YG67, YG17, YG03, R32, R30. Background: C5, C3, C1, C0, C00, BG01, B000, BG0000, Colorless Blender.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges…

CMC – Anything Goes
LHOSM – Christmas is Coming
The Ribbon Girl – Magnolia Only
Make It Monday – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll see you tomorrow with another fun Magnolia project.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Magnolia-licious Holiday Hop - Canvas Christmas Stocking

Welcome, Friends. Today starts a new special Holiday Blog Hop. The Magnolia-licious DT and the Scor-Pal DT have joined up with lots of inspiration for you. So, if you arrived here from Abby’s blog then you are on the right track. If you need to start at the beginning all you need to do is click on this Magnolia-licious Challenge blog link. There you can read about the rules and the fun activities we have planned for you.

For my Holiday Hop project I made a canvas Christmas stocking. I stamped several Magnolia holly images randomly on the front side of the stocking and colored them with Copics. I also colored “The Day Before Christmas Stocking Tilda” from the 2013 Winter Wonderland collection that I got from Magnolia-licious; she is the perfect stamp for my project. I matted her on a new die cut frame from Marianne Design with a little Aged Ivory Frantage around her.

I added some pretty die cut Poinsettias, Merry Christmas text heat embossed on the new Magnolia banner stamp, scattered rhinestones, red feather trim, gold jingle bells and a pretty pearl button that I made myself.

Here’s a close up of Tilda in her traditional red and green Christmas dress. She is so adorable.


Ok, so on to the fun stuff…

There are 3 ways you can win a prize from the Magnolia-licious store.

1. Stop at all of the Design Team blogs in the Hop and collect all the Scavenger Hunt letters and unscramble them to spell out a special Holiday message. 

Then email your completed message to Suzanne Dean at sjdean0574@yahoo.comOne winner will be chosen randomly from those who submitted the correct message and will receive a Surprise Gift Package worth $50 in value.

2. Join us with a Holiday/Winter theme project of your own and upload to the inlinkz on the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog by December 31. 

There will be 2 winners chosen. The first place winner will receive a Surprise Gift Package worth $100 in value. The runner up will receive a Surprise Gift worth $50 in value.

Sounds like fun, right? OK, I don’t have any letters for you to collect on my blog, instead I have a CLUE to help you unscramble that message.

The CLUE is…

Capital Letters Start A Word.

Now it’s your turn. Keep moving on to each DT blog and collect those letters. They are identified in RED text and pay close attention to upper and lowercase letters. Your next stop is the very talented and lovely Julie Price of Stamps, Paper, Ribbons N Things.

I hope I've inspired you to join us for the Scavenger Hunt and challenge. Diana is always so generous with fun ways to win a prize from her store. Don’t forget to stop in the store; Magnolia-licious always has something new with the best prices and discounts.

DP/CS - Magnolia: Poinsettia Pattern Paper; Bazzill:  cardstock.
Dies – Magnolia: Christmas Poinsettia; Marianne Design: Stitched Circle CR1248; Spellbinders: Circle Nestabilities, Layered Poinsettia.
Ink – Memento: Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI: Walnut Stain.
Other – WOC: Gold Double Head Pearl Stamens; Michaels: Red Feather trim, Gold Jingle Bells, Gold Thread, Rhinestones; SNS: Red apple Embossing Powder; Stampendous: Aged Ivory Frantage; Pearl button hand made by me from my stash, Canvas Stocking from 2013 Denver Scrapbook Expo.
Copic Colors – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E37, YR23, Y21. Apparel/Stocking/Shoes: R39, R37, R35, R32, YG67, YG17, YG03, YG21, Y15, Y11. Background: W5, W3, W1, W00. The Magnolia stamps on the canvas were colored with the same red and green combos as Tilda’s dress above.

Thanks for playing along with us on the Holiday Hop.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Midweek Magnolias - Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Wednesday, Friends! We have a new challenge ready for you at Midweek Magnolias and this time our theme is...

Thanksgiving or Giving Thanks!

If you join in with the theme and follow our ROOLZ, you could have a chance to win a Mystery prize from Magnolia Sweden.

I decided to make a Thanksgiving card that features “Tilda with Daisies and Mushrooms” from the 2012 Turning Leaves collection. She is colored in Copics with a machine stitched edge around her frame. The card shape is a Go Kreate XXL die. I cut two sizes and then used the inside of the die to cut my designer paper.

I added some Tilda Tags, lace, jute twine and mesh with distressing and stitching to create a vintage design.

Here’s a close-up of Tilda.

Stamps – Magnolia: Tilda with Daisies and Mushrooms; Digital Sentiments: by Cathy Lee.
Ink – Memento: Tuxedo Black; SU: Early Espresso; Ranger DI: Faded Jeans & Walnut Stain.
Papers/Cardstock – Maja Designs: Vintage Autumn Basics collection; Bazzill: cardstock.
Dies/Cuts – Magnolia: Leaf, Tea Label Tags, Tilda Tag; Go Kreate: XXL Frilly #6; Spellbinders: Flower; Tim Holtz: Tattered Pinecone.
Lace/Ribbon – WOC: Guipure Cream Lace; MonAmi Gabby: Jute Mesh; Westrim Crafts: Jute Twine.
Flowers – WOC; Kort & Godt, LLC.
Other – Recollections: Pearl & Family Charm; Shimmerz Paints: Texturez – Teal me no Lies; Prima: Velvet Trinkets.
Copic Colors – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E37, E35, YR23, Y23. Apparel/Shoes: B97, B95B93, B91, C2, C1, C00, W5, W3, W1, E44, E43, E42, E41. Flowers/Basket: YR23, Y15, Y11, E57, E55, E53, E50, E47, E44, E42, E41. Background: G28, YG67, YG17, YG03, G20, B91, B0000, C3, C1, C00, Colorless Blender.

I hope my card inspires you to join us for the challenge. Have a great week.


Friday, November 1, 2013

3D Shadow Boxes NOW at Magnolia-licious

Hello and Happy Friday, Magnolia Fans!

I have a new project to share with you. Magnolia-licious is now carrying 3D Shadow Box kits by La-La Land Crafts in the store. I so love these and have purchased several of them myself, so you’ll be seeing new projects in the coming weeks with these fabulous kits.

My Christmas Shadow Box features “In the Snow Scarf Tilda” and “In the Snow Heart Tilda” from the 2013 Winter Wonderland collection. I created a winter snowball fight scene with these two darling stamps. My Magnolias are colored with Copics and cut out for the scene. For "In the Snow Heart Tilda," I cut her little heart snowballs and attached them with acetate strips so they appear to be suspended in midair.

I added several elements of my own as well as those that are included in the kit. I used the Magnolia Snowy Forest die for my trees with a bit of Snow Writer and Glamour Dust for added texture and sparkle. I also hand cut my snowy hills and layered them for a 3 dimensional look. The hills got a coat of Shimmerz Paints Dazzlerz in Spun Sugar for shine. I love the mixed media of Shimmerz Paints and you’ll see lots more on my cards and projects.

Here’s another view of the Shadow Box. This is so fun to decorate and put together. 

I hope you've enjoyed my project. Check out the adorable Shadow Box kits in the Magnolia-licious store. Diana gives 2% store credit on each purchase. So stop over and pick up yours before they're all gone. They make great gifts and favors for those special family and friends on your holiday gift list.

Stamps – Magnolia: In the Snow Scarf Tilda, In the Snow Heart Tilda; Whimsy Stamps: Holiday Notables 1.
Ink – Memento: Black; SU: Early Espresso
Papers – Maja Designs: It’s Christmas Time; Bazzill cardstock smooth white; TPC: Arctic Gold Shimmer Paper.
Dies – Magnolia: Snowy Forest; Cameo: 3D Poinsettias designed by Cathy Lee; Marianne Designs: Poinsettia centers.
Other – Ranger: Evergreen Embossing Powder; Queen & Co.: Pearls; DecoArt: Snow Writer, Glamour Dust; Shimmerz Paints: Spun Sugar Dazzlerz.
Copic Colors – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E37, E33, E50. Apparel: R39, R37, R35, R32, YR23, Y15, Y13, G28, YG67, YG17, YG03, E47, E44, E43, E42, C7, C5, C3, C2, B0000, Colorless Blender, Olive Multi-liner.

Thanks for stopping by; have a great weekend. 


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lots of Layers at Midweek Magnolias

Happy Wednesday, Friends! I am here with a Midway Reminder for Midweek Magnolias challenge. You still have another week to join us for...

Lots of Layers!

My card features “Tilda with Christmas Candle” from the 2012 Christmas Story collection. I added lots of layers by using double matted designer paper panels by My Mind’s Eye Vintage Christmas, multiple layers of lace and a pretty frame for Tilda cut with my Cameo.

I used a bit of bling and glitter on several elements for that festive holiday look. Tilda is colored with Copics and soft golden hue shadowing for the background. Her Santa cap has Glossy Accents sprinkled with Glamour Dust on the fur for dimension. I used some gold stickles on the buttons of her trousers and a little red stickles on the candelabra.

Here’s a close-up of Tilda.

Stamps – Magnolia: Tilda with Christmas Candle
Ink – Memento: Tuxedo Black
Papers/Cardstock – MME: Vintage Christmas collection; Bazzill and DCWV cardstock
Dies/Cuts – Magnolia: Cozy Fern, Cute Corner; Marianne Design: Anja’s Leaves 4; Cameo: Artisan Inverted Squares by Samantha Walker.
Lace/Ribbon – JoAnn’s: Lace; Ribbon Spot: Green Sheer
Flowers – WOC: Roses/Carnations; LLC: Berry; Magnolia: Gold Spray; Michaels: Pine Cones
Other – Sparkle N Sprinkle: Firecracker Red Embossing Powder; MonAmi Gabby: Diamond Mesh; JoAnn’s: Pearl Button; Shimmerpaintz: Texturez – Artie Choke; Queen and Co.: Red Pearls; Ranger Glossy Accents, Gold and Red Stickles; DecoArt: Glamour Dust
Copic Colors – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E47, E44, E43, E42. Apparel: E44, E42, E41, G29, YG63, G82, E09, E08, R05. Candle/Background: YR04, YR23, Y15, Y11, W3, W0, Y00, Y000, Colorless Blender.

I hope my card inspires you to join us for the challenge. Have a great week.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"W"ednesday with Bella on Bauble

Happy “W”ednesday, Friends! It’s time for a new “W”ednesday post at Magnolia-licious. These cards and projects feature the new stamp lines Wee Stamps, Wild Rose Studio, Penny Black, and Candibeans now carried by the Magnolia-licious store.

My card today highlights my favorite Wild Rose Studio stamps called Bella. My grandmother was a collector of elephant figurines and décor items so I have grown to love elephants and these adorable stamps remind me of her.

I colored this cute “Bella on Bauble” stamp and cut her out so I could use a Spellbinders frame background. I heat embossed the bauble after coloring it with Copics to give it a lovely sparkle then I decoupaged Bella on the Bauble.

I cut lots of Magnolia Sprawling fern leaves for a Christmas tree branch effect. Then I ran some satin thread through Bella’s hand and the bauble to make it appear as though she is hanging from the tree.

Stamps – Wild Rose Studio: Bella on Bauble
DPs/Cardstock – Wild Rose Studio: Xmas Bella Collection; Bazzill and Archiver’s cardstock
Dies – Magnolia: So Wrapped Swirly Folded Tag, Christmas Lace, Sprawling Ferns; Spellbinders: Opulent Ovals; Tim Holtz/Sizzix: Holly Garland; Marianne Designs: Holly Branches, Chinese Rose; Cameo: Poinsettias by
Ribbon/Lace – WOC; White Lace, Moss Green and Lilac Vintage Seam Binding
Other – Ranger: Buttercup Liquid Pearls, Lavender and Xmas Red Stickles; Viva Décor: Carmine Pearl Pen; Martha Stewart: Charoite Glitter; Sparkle N Sprinkle: Red Apple and Fire Cracker Embossing Powder; Sparkly Fluff: Sugar; Michaels: Red Rhinestone
Ink – Memento: Black; Ranger: Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Copic Colors – Christmas Bauble and Hat: R39, R37, R35, R32. Bella: N5, N3, N1, N0, R20, R30.

CMC - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by today.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Anything Goes at Magnolia-licious

Hello, Friends. I’m back with some inspiration to share with you for our new challenge at Magnolia-licious and our theme this time is truly the easiest challenge ever…

Anything Goes!

My card features Afternoon Tea Tilda and her Afternoon Tea Bench from the NEW Little London collection. I distressed my Pion papers with my Zutter Distress-it-all, sponged it with Frayed Burlap then I added some Texturez Shimmerpaintz around the edges. I love the sparkly texture effect it gives the card.

I used a few new items on my card. The Teapot die cut is from Elizabeth Craft Designs which I've had for some time and now have the perfect theme to use it with my Magnolia stamped image. I added a pretty flower button for my bow and I can’t forget the darling teapot charm, it’s so vintage yet elegant. I also made a few of my own flowers for this card.

Here’s a close-up of Tilda colored with Copics and a little Glossy Accents for her teacup.

There are lots of new items in the Magnolia-licious store. Diana has added new stamps from Wee Stamps, Wild Rose Studio, Penny Black and Candibeans stamps. She has also added a bunch of new Poppy Stamps dies too. 

The new Magnolia Winter Wonderland Collection will soon be in the store too so, keep an eye out for those darling stamps to arrive. 

I hope I've inspired you to join us for the challenge. You’ll have a chance to win a prize from Magnolia-licious if you follow along with the rules and theme.

Papers – Pion design: Vintage Garden collection; Bazzill cardstock
Dies – Magnolia: Edwin Lace, Flower; Elizabeth Craft Design: Teapot; Nellie Snellen: Floral Punch; Marianne Designs: Chinese Rose; Spellbinders: Fantastic Flourish One; Crealies: Flower 14 for leaves; Cameo: Doily by Jamie Koay
Ribbon/Lace – Martha Stewart; WOC; Michaels; American Crafts
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts; Prima; Kort & Godt
Ink – Memento: Black; Ranger: Frayed Burlap and Barn Door Distress Ink
Other – Viva Decor: Ice White Pearl Pen; Martha stewart: Glitter; LLC: Teapot Charm; JoAnn’s: Flower Button; Shimmerpaintz: Artie Choke Texturez; Mark Roberts: Pearls; Ranger: Glossy Accents; Stash: Brad Cheesecloth, .
Copic Colors – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: (TouchTwin BR95) YR23, Y21. Apparel: R35, R32, R30, YG63, YG17, YG03. Cup and Chair: R35, YG17, E44, E42, E41, E25, E31, E50.

CMC - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by; have a great week.


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