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Saturday, February 28, 2015

A True Classic

Hello AGAIN My Crafty Friends!  

I know!  I know!  Two posts from me in one day is COMPLETELY unheard of but I hope you can get used to it because it will be happening on a regular basis.  ;)

I made this card for my father-in-law's 85th birthday.  We're going to celebrate with dinner out at a restaurant of his choice.  He's already griping because us non-birthday attendees are paying for his dinner and he's arguing that he can pay for his own dinner.  Sigh!

Here I've used the Edwin's Oldsmobile and Barbed Wire Background stamps from the Magnolia 2012 Summer Memories collection.  I've colored them with my Copic Markers (of course) and did the clouds and edges with Distress Inks.  The Happy Birthday dies are from Cheery Lynn.

I'm hoping to show from this angle that I used Diamond Glaze to make the windshield and headlamps look like glass.  My father-in-law was born and raised in Illinois and so I Googled license plates from that year and state and made this one to look like them, black with white lettering and trim.  My husband told me that he remembers his dad owning a blue Oldsmobile back in the 60's.

Here is another angle to show that I made the car with 5 layers.

Copic Markers - Car: B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, E08, E13, E18, E19, W1, W3, 0  Chrome: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9  Fence: E42, E43, E44, E47, C3  Ground: E31, E74, E79, W1, W3  Grass: YG95, YG97, G94, G99  Flowers: V05, V06, V09  Butterflies: Y38, YR31, E18

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.  (I really do appreciate them).  A special Thank You to my blog followers.  I hope you have a great day and better tomorrows!
♥ Laura C.



Challenges I am entering:

Cheery Lynn Designs  Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under   One For The Boys
My Favorite Things  Sketch 

Papertake Weekly  Take Your Pick - I did Color Theme: Cool Colors, Technique Theme: Masking and Product Theme: Kraft
Scrap & Craft  Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday  Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday  Rubber Stamps Only


Supplies:

Images:  Magnolia (Edwin's Oldsmobile, Barbed Wire Background)
Inks:  Copic Markers, Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Brushed Corduroy)
Papers:  Sweet Shoppe (Hibernation Collection), Recollections (Cardstock)
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (Happy, Birthday), QuicKutz (Small Photo Corners)

Happy Today!

Happy Saturday My Crafting and Blogging Friends!  I hope all is well on your end and your weekend is off to a good start.

I have for you today, my Tilda's Town Design Team inspiration make for our newest challenge and our theme for this week is YOUR FAVORITE SEASONMy favorite season is Autumn.  When I lived in the Midwest, I didn't have a favorite and I looked forward to each new glorious season.  Now that I live in the Desert Southwest, I look forward to the temperatures dropping below 100 degrees, the approach of the Holiday Season and my mom coming for her annual visit.  After that it just gets hot again.  :p


Here is Tilda With Carrots from the 2012 Turning Leaves collection.  I've paired her up with the Spring Fence from the 2010 Happy Easter collection and colored them with Copic Markers.

What do you think of these leaves?  I was inspired to do some watercoloring after visiting all of the blogs participating in the recent SSS blog hop.  Wow, those ladies are talented!


Here is a side view to give you an idea of the depth of the leaves and such.  See that acorn in there?  That was supposed to be a focal point, but I ended up covering it for the most part.  The lace was one of those happy accidents from a while back.  I was dying it for a project and it came out way too dark so I tossed it in a drawer.  It went perfectly with this project (at least until I covered it up too).


The purpley/blue color on my clock is another happy accident.  I wanted to bring out a deeper brown and put cracks in it by embossing it with ultra thick embossing enamel.  I didn't realize that I grabbed the one that tinted blue but am happy that I did.


Copic Markers - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E02, E11, R20  Hair: E33, E35, E37, E50  Shirt: BG0000, BG10, BG13, BG49  Pants: B32, B34, B38, W1  Boots: YR21, YR24, Y28  Gloves & Kerchief: R81, R83, R85, R89  Carrots: YR04, YR07, Y21  Beets; R56, R59, E2  Fence & Basket: E29, E31, E33, E37  Grass & Greens: YG17, YG25, YG67, YG95, E87, R14

All other supplies are listed at the bottom of this post.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.  (I really do appreciate them).  A special Thank You to my blog followers.  I hope you have a great day and better tomorrows!

♥ Laura C.

PS  Tilda With Carrots stamp and Tilda's Tag DooHickey die are available at...
Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps & Cutting dies. We carry over 1,400 stamps in stock at all times & over 4,000 dies from all your favorite brands. We offer very competitive shipping rates and we ship worldwide. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic.

Challenges I am entering:

Bunny Zoe's  For The Girls
Creative Inspirations  Luscious Lace
Magnolia-licious  BINGO! - Lace, Die Cuts, Flowers - Butterfly, Die Cuts, Buttons
Papertake Weekly  Take Your Pick - Technique: Masking - Product: Kraft
Simon Says Stamp  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday  Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl  Magnolia Only/Lace
Sweet Stampin  All or Nothing
Time For A Magnolia Challenge   Favorite Stamp & Colors
Top Tip Tuesday  Rubber Stamps Only

Supplies:

Stamps: Magnolia (Tilda With Carrots, Spring Fence) StudioG (October & Thanksgiving) CTMH (Happy Today)
Inks: Copic Markers, Memento (Tuxedo Black) Distress Inks (Aged Mahogany, Bushed Corduroy, Dusty Concord, Evergreen Bough, Faded jeans, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick)
Papers: Sweet Shoppe (Never Forget It) Recollections (Kraft) Canson (Watercolor)
Dies: Magnolia DooHickeys (Tilda's Tag) Sizzix (Tattered Leaves, Weathered Clock, Rustic Heart) Memory Box (Woodland Branch), Spellbinders (Labels Eight) QuicKutz (Fancy Corner)
Punches: Martha Stewart (3 in 1 Butterflies)
Misc From My Stash: Lace, Twine, Ribbon, Buttons, Pearls, Baby's Breath, Wooden Acorn, Paint

Saturday, February 14, 2015

You Make My Heart Soar

Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope your day is filled with lots of love...and flowers...and chocolate...  :D

Today starts off a new challenge at the Tilda's Town challenge blog and our theme this week is Anything Goes with optional Bling.  As always, Tilda's Town is offering up a lovely prize for our winner.

This little cutie is Sweet Tilda With Balloon from the 2014 Animal Of The Year Collection.  I know there aren't 99 balloons, but that song has been in my head the whole time and was actually the inspiration for my card.  My "bling" is the glittery word "Valentine" that I cut using my Cricut and coated with Xmas Red Stickles.

The Eiffel Tower and the leaves are Sizzix dies.  The border punch is Martha Stewart.  Since I don't have a corner punch to match, I mitered the corners.  The Balloons were punched with miscellaneous punches that are so old, they don't have manufacturer names on them.

Copic Markers:  Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, R01, R20  Hair: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44  Outfit: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9  Balloons & Lace Collar: R20, R22, R24, R29, R59

Here is the inside...

Lots of great dies and stamps can be found at
Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps & Cutting dies. We carry over 1,400 stamps in stock at all times & over 4,000 dies from all your favorite brands. We offer very competitive shipping rates and we ship worldwide. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic.


Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.  (I really do appreciate them).  A special Thank You to my blog followers.  I hope you have a great day and better tomorrows!

♥ Laura C.

PS   I had to show you what my wonderful husband and best friend of 25 years gave me for Valentines Day.  (Apparently, Copic markers grow like flowers somewhere).
This was such a happy surprise after such a crappy Friday the 13th.  I got photo bombed at an intersection after being stuck in a jam for 30 minutes, I nicked the bumper of my truck on a shopping cart corral, I dropped a brand new bottle of probiotics, which resulted in me having to move several large kitchen appliances to retrieve them, and I forgot to take the recycle bin to the curb.  UGH!

Challenges I am entering:

Bunny Zoe's  For The Girls
Craft Hoarders Anonymous  How I Love Thee
Deep Ocean  Love Is All Around
Live and Love Crafts  Hearts
Magnolia-licious   Hearts & Flowers
Marvelous Magnolia  Die Crazy
Simply Magnolia  Love Is All Around
Stamp and Create  All You Need Is Love

Saturday, January 31, 2015

It's The Freezin' Season

Good Saturday Morning to You My Friends!  I hope you're having a great weekend so far.

Today I have my DT make for the Tilda's Town Challenges and this week we're challenging you to make something for the FREEZIN' SEASON.  Whether you're making a Valentine, Thank You, Miss You, Birthday or Christmas card for next year, you can make it wintery and join in our challenge for a lovely prize.

This card pretty much represents my sister and I.  Me being the mischievous redhead lying in wait to pelt my unsuspecting little sister.  :p
These two cuties are "In The Snow Scarf Tilda" and "In The Snow Heart Tilda" from the Magnolia 2013 Winter Wonderland Collection.  I've colored them with Copic markers and accented with lots of Stickles glitter.  My card has been done in a sort of Stepper design but in reverse.  Normally the center is to the front and the sides are at the back.

I did a lot of die cutting especially with Magnolia DooHickey's Club vol. 2.  I've also used an Art Deco Corner by Cheery Lynn Designs which I used on the middle panel to frame the oval.  The trees are Marianne Design and the heart is Sizzix.  Everything I've used is listed at the bottom of this post.

Copics: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20  Hair - E50, YR31, YR24, E35/E18, E19, E17, E8, YR21  Clothes - B34, B32, B00, B000, T0, T2 E47, E44, E43, E40  Trees - G29, YG45, YG41  Sky - B0000


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.  (I really do appreciate them).  A special Thank You to my blog followers.  I hope you have a great day and better tomorrows!

♥ Laura C.

PS
Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps & Cutting dies. We carry over 1,400 stamps in stock at all times & over 4,000 dies from all your favorite brands. We offer very competitive shipping rates and we ship worldwide. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Bunny Zoe's  Hearts
Cheery Lynn Designs  Anything Goes
Craft Hoarders Anonymous   Choose Your Challenge (markers, seam binding, folding, distressing, flowers)
Creative Inspirations  Roses
Deep Ocean  Laces & Pearls
Magnolia Down Under   Bingo (Fancy Fold, Masking, Handmade Embellishments)
Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps  Winter Fun with DooHickey's Dies
MarkerPop!   Valentine
Marvelous Magnolia  Love
Papertake Weekly  Take Your Pick (I did Technique Theme - Stepper Card)
Paradise of Magnolia   2 or more Characters
Simon Says Stamp   Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia   Anything Goes
Stamp and Create  Winter Wonderland
Stamp and Create with Magnolia   Hearts
The Ribbon Girl  Magnolia Only - Seeing Spots
Time For A Magnolia Challenge  Tilda/Edwin with Background

Supplies:

Images: Magnolia (In The Snow Heart Tilda, In The Snow Scarf Tilda, Mini Winter Forest)
Inks: Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Memento, 
Papers: Bazzill (White & Pink Cardstock), Sweet Shoppe Designs (Winter Wonderland, Tiny Princess), Recollections (Corrugated Glitter)
Dies: Magnolia DooHickey's (Club Volume 2 Snowflake, Snowflake Border & Pine Bough), Cheery Lynn Designs (Lace Corner Deco F), Marianne Design (Creatables Pine Tree), Sizzix (Hearts)
Misc: Star Dust Stickles, Pearl Stickers, Seam Ribbon, Lace, Twine, Charm, Roses, Snow-Tex, Styrofoam

Saturday, January 17, 2015

I Love You THIS Much!

Hello My Crafty Friends!  I hope all is good on your side of the computer screen.

I'm so proud of myself, as I actually got this card finished on Tuesday and that is a huge deal for me because I am always so last minute.  I see all of these talented card makers out there posting a new card like every other day and wonder what kind of vitamins they're taking.

Anyhoo, this is my Design Team make for the latest Tilda's Town challenge and our theme this week is IT'S ABOUT LOVE.  A great opportunity to get a special Valentine or two made for the special someone/s in your life and win a $10 gift voucher to boot. 

This is Tiptoe Tilda from the  2014 Animal Of The Year collection.  She's so cute and I just love that hair.  I've colored her up with Copics to match the pretty digital papers by Sweet Shoppe Designs.  I am using my new Heart Banner die that I got for myself for Christmas.  I love it!

I have given the texture paste thing a try by adding a doily effect to the background and added some Stickles to it.  Love the subtle effect.  I will be hunting and gathering more stencils now. (I know, I'm way behind the times here).

Copics: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair - E18, E33, E35, E37, E39, E50 Shirt - RV00, R81, R83, R85, R89, BG75, YG93, T0, T2 Pants - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78

Thank you for stopping in and taking a peek.  Please leave a comment and tell me what you think.  All of the products I've used are listed at the bottom of this post.  Have a great day and better tomorrows!

♥ Laura C.

PS
Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps & Cutting dies. We carry over 1,400 stamps in stock at all times & over 4,000 dies from all your favorite brands. We offer very competitive shipping rates and we ship worldwide. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic.

Challenges:

7 Kids College Fund  Anything Goes
Card Mania  Make It Sparkle
Magnolialicious  Love Is In The Air
Marker Pop   Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly  It's All New
Paradise Of Magnolia   Winter OR Winter Holiday
Scrap & Craft  Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia   Vintage or Shabby Chic
Stamping Sensations  Dies and Punches

Supplies:

Image:  Magnolia (Tiptoe Tilda)
Inks:  Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Inks, Memento
Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs (Tiny Princess), Recollections (Cardstock)
Dies: La La Land (Heart Banner), QuicKutz (Key & Keyhole), Spellbinders (Rose Creations), Sizzix (Hearts), Cricut (Ornamental Iron 2), Memory Box (Woodland Branch)
Punch: Martha Stewart (Monarch)
Misc: Star Dust Stickles, Half Pearls, Lace, Ribbon, Button, Distress Embossing Powder

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy Everything!

Hello my Crafty Peeps!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  I hope you had a most wonderful holiday season!

This last couple of months have most definitely flown by for me.  It was crazy, chaotic, wonderful and, once again, I have vowed to be more prepared for the next go around.  We'll see...

Today is the start of another fantastic Tilda's Town Challenge and our theme this week is HAPPY EVERYTHING.  I chose A Joyful Tilda for this one because she really is a happy girl.
I've colored several Miss Tildas with Copics and pieced them together in layers for a bit of dimension.  Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Snow-Tex have been added to just about everything for a bit of shabby chicness.  All of the supplies I've used are listed at the bottom of this post.

 Copics - Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20  Hair: E30, E31, E33, E35  Clothes: R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, T0, T2  Shoes & Mittens: E41, E42, E43, E44


Thank You so much for stopping by.  Please visit the Tilda's Town Challenge Blog and see the gorgeous creations my teammates have made for your inspiration.  You could win a $10.00 gift voucher to the Tilda's Town Store for joining in on the challenge fun.


Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps & Cutting dies. We carry over 1,400 stamps in stock at all times & over 4,000 dies from all your favorite brands. We offer very competitive shipping rates and we ship worldwide. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic.

Have a great day, better tomorrows and a wonderful year!

♥ Laura C.


Challenges I am entering:

Bunny Zoe's Buttons
Creative Card Crew Anything Goes
Dies R Us Anything Goes with a twist of Something New 
Divas By Design Anything Goes, Last Challenge :(
Magnolia Down Under  Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia Anything Goes Winter
Papertake Weekly Pick A Favorite Challenge (Mine is always Sketchy Free For All)
#81
Paradise of Magnolia Christmas/New Year
Simply Magnolia Anything Goes   
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Totally Tilda Anything Goes

Supplies:

Stamps:  Magnolia (A Joyful Tilda), The Paper Studio (Everyday Expressions)
Inks: Copic Markers, Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Papers: Raspberry Road (Whoo's Having a Party) Recollections (Cardstock, Corrugated)
Dies: DooHickeys (Tilda's Tag), Spellbinders (Ribbon Banners)
Punches: Martha Stewart (Vintage Floral Border, Himalayan Snowflake, Alpine Snowflake, Arctic Snowflake, Aspen Snowflake Border & Corner
Musc,: Frantage, Ranger Distress Embossing Powder, DecorArt Snow-Tex, Pearl Stickers, Jingle Bells, Hemp Cord, Button, Seam Ribbon, Plastic Snowflake Ornament, Staples

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Celebrate the Christmas Season

Good Saturday Morning to You, My Crafty Friends!

I hope your December is going good so far.  Mine is off to a crazy busy start and I doubt it will calm down any time soon, as I'm sure a lot of you are in the same boat.  That being said, I will make this short and sweet.

Today kicks off another great challenge at the Tilda's Town Challenge Blog and our theme this week is Celebrate Christmas.  I hope you can come and join in on the fun for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher from the Tilda's Town Store.

Here I have Snowy Tilda from the 2012 A Christmas Story collection.  I have colored her with my Copics and pencils and used Distress Inks for highlighting.  As you can see I have, once again, used the MS Aspen Snowflake border punches.  I love snow, and since I don't get any in my neck of the woods, I use it on my cards when I can.  :)

Thank You so much for taking time from your busy schedule to visit.  It really means a lot to me.  All of the supplies I've used are listed at the bottom of this post.  Stay safe this holiday season!

♥ Laura C.

PS Thank You too for your wonderful comments.  They really make this experience so much more fun!

Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps & Cutting dies. We carry over 1,400 stamps in stock at all times & over 4,000 dies from all your favorite brands. We offer very competitive shipping rates and we ship worldwide. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic.

Challenges I would like to enter:


A Little Bit Crafty  Anything Goes but No Christmas
Bunny Zoe's   Snow
Deep Ocean  Blue and Brown
Dies R Us  Winter Wonderland
Diva's By Design  Anything Festive
Magnolia Down Under  Tic Tac Toe - First Row Down (Snow - Glitter - DooHickeys Die)
Magnolia-licious  Anything Goes
Magnolia Mania  Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia  Anything Goes Christmas
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp  Christmas/Holidays
Simply Magnolia  Vintage
Sparkles Christmas   Blue Christmas
Stamp and Create  Anything Christmas
Stamp and Create with Magnolia   Winter In The Snow
The Ribbon Girl   Christmas
Time For A Magnolia Christmas Challenge  Non Traditional Christmas Colors


Supplies:

Images: Magnolia (Snowy Tilda), Recollections (Celebrate The Season)
Inks: Copic Markers, Memento, Distress Inks
Papers: Recollections (White, Kraft, Aqua Dot, Corrugated)
Dies: Magnolia DooHickeys (Tags [DooHickey's Club Vol. 2])
Punches: Martha Stewart (Aspen Snowflake border set, Arctic Snowflake)
Misc: Hemp Cord, Snow Tex, Star Dust Stickles, Buttons, Americana White Paint, Half Pearls
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