Saturday, May 23, 2015

Say AH!

Hello Dear Readers!  I hope you're having a great day and your weekend is off to a good start.

I made this for my friend who recently had surgery.  I thought it would cheer her up and since it's filled with chocolate, how could it not?

This is Nurse Tilda from the Magnolia 2011 Winner Takes It All collection.  I just love her!  I used a "no lines" technique to color and did this by taking my inked image and stamping on a scrap piece of paper and then stamping again on my blending card so that the image was very light.

Here is the right side where you can see the tongue depressor and some flower details.

Moving along to the back, I added this cute little band aid made with a strip of tan cardstock, a corner rounder, heart punch and an embossing folder.

Coming back around toward the front you can see the start of the phrase Thinking About You.

Copic Markers Used:  Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, Clothes: B0000, B000, B00, B02, B04, N0, N2, N4  Red Crosses: R22, R24  Bottle: BG0000, BG13, BG49

This bottle was big enough for an entire 12 oz bag of Hershey's Kisses to fit inside (minus two).  :D  It's actually an up-cycled bottle from my dog's glucosamine chews.  More of what I used for this project is 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).  I hope you have a great day and better tomorrows.

♥ Laura C.


All About Magnolia  Flowers
Boutique Magnolia  Profession/Job 
Deep Ocean  Bingo - Top Row (Flowers, Lace, Butterfly)
Hanna & Friends  Dots & Circles
Marvelous Magnolia  Pearls & Lace
Papertake Weekly  With A Heart
Simply Magnolia  Heavy Metal
Stamp and Create  May Flowers
The Ribbon Girl  Aqua  


Stamps:  Magnolia (Nurse Tilda), Lawn Fawn (Scripty Sayings), Hero Arts (Alphabet)
Inks: Copic Markers (detailed list above), Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose), Memento (London Fog, Rich Cocoa)
Papers: Recollections (Aqua Dots, Pink Ditsy Floral) Bazzill (Cardstock)
Dies & Punches: My Favorite Things (Rolled Scallop Rose), Sizzix (Branch w/Leaves), QuicKutz (Red Cross), Martha Stewart (3 in 1 Butterfly, 3 in 1 Hydrangea), Square, Heart, Corner Rounder
Misc: Charm, Laces, ribbons, Twine, Pearl Stickers, Rinestones, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Tongue Depressor, Star Dust Stickles - All From My Stash

Saturday, May 9, 2015


Hello My Lovely Friends and Card Making Enthusiasts!  I'm so glad you stopped by!


May 10th is Mother's Day here in the states.  There is no designated date for this special occasion except that it is always the second Sunday in May.

My mom loves her yard and this time of year she is always outside planting something; vegetables, flowers, bushes...  She takes great pride in her efforts and she truly does have the prettiest yard in her neighborhood.  So her Mother's Day card is always garden themed.

This is Strawberry Yummy Tilda from the Magnolia 2011 Sweet Rainbow collection colored up with Copic Markers and accented with Distress Inks.

I've seen these adorable surprise boxes all over the internet lately and decided to give one a try.  I had to make several of these because it took a while to figure out the dimensions to accommodate my image and still fit into a regular envelope.  The post office seems to frown upon square envelopes and so I wanted this to fit into a 5 x 7.

Here is the back side of the card where I later wrote mom a little note.

Here is the card almost flattened out.

I used some brands and pearls which made it a little thick but it still fit into the envelope nicely.

Copic Markers - Face: E0000, E000, E00, R20  Hair: E33, E35, E37, E50  Outfit: YG91, YG95, YG97, E43, E44, E47  Basket: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29  Strawberries: R01, R20, R22, R24, R29, R56, RV34, G24, G28, YG11, YG91
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Stormy Sky, Aged Mahogany

Thank You so much for taking the time to stop by.  I would love for you to leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Have a great day and better tomorrows

♥ Laura C.


All About Magnolia  Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts  Recipe - Anything But A Square, Use Pink, Lace & Pearls
Cheery Lynn  Lots Of Layers
Deep Ocean  Flowers
Magnolia Mania  Garden
Marvelous Magnolia  Vintage
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Scrap & Craft  Lace & Pearls
Simon Says Stamp  Sentiment
Simply Magnolia  Lace & Pearls
Stamp and Create  May Flowers
The Ribbon Girl  Mother/Female
Time For A Magnolia Challenge  Flowers, Flowers Everywhere
Totally Tilda and Friends  Fruit or Chocolate


Images:  Magnolia, Inkadinkado (Sentiment)
Inks:  Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Memento (Rich Cocoa)
Papers:  Bazzill Cardstock, Nitwit Designs (Sweet Preserves)
Dies & Punches:  Spellbinders (Floral Ovals, Labels Eighteen), Cheery Lynn (Grass Border), Heartfelt Creations (Birds & Blooms), Martha Stewart (3 in 1 Butterfly), EK Success (Oval), QuicKutz (Corner)
Misc: Doodlebug (Sugar Coated Brads), Recollections (Pearl Stickers), American Crafts (Gingham Ribbon), Joanns (Lace)

Monday, April 27, 2015

April Showers

Hello Dear Readers and Fellow Crafters!  I hope you're having a fantastic start to your week!  Mine, not quite so much seeing as how these two posts should have been done on Friday and posted on Saturday.  :p
This is the lovely Drip Drop Tilda, a special edition stamp from Magnolia Sweden in 2012.  It was actually raining outside when I photographed so my pictures are a little grayer than normal.  I have colored with Copic Markers and highlighted pretty much everything with Distress Inks.  I've used a lot of Stickles and amazingly, it shows up pretty well when it's cloudy.

Here is a side view to show depth of the flowers and to show more sparkle.

The tag from the upper left corner.  I love the sentiment and with the way my weekend went, it's appropriate.

My clumsy self dropped an inked stamp and got it all over my finished image.  I didn't have time to color up another so I had to try to fix it.  I'm sure you can spot what I've tried to cover up.
Copic Markers Used -  Skin: E0000, E000, E00  Hair: E31, E34, E37  Dress: RV000, RV00, RV10 Boots: Y11, Y21, Y26  Umbrella: YG3, YG17, E51, E53, E55

Distress Inks - Barn Door, Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Dusty Concord, Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo

Thank You So Much for stopping by today and a special shout out to my blog followers.  HAY!  Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.  Any products I've used that are not listed above are listed at the bottom of the post.  Have a wonderful day and better tomorrows!

♥ Laura C.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Dies R Us  April Showers Bring May Flowers
Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia  Spring Colors
Marvelous Magnolia  Girly
Scrap & Craft  Use Ribbon or Twine
Simply Magnolia  Anything Goes
Stamp and Create with Magnolia  A Cloudy Day
Sweet Stampin'  I Can Sing A Rainbow


Image:  Magnolia (Drip Drop Tilda)
Inks:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Distress Inks
Papers:  Bazzill Cardstock, X-Press It, Bella Blvd. (Dancing In The Rain)
Dies & Punches:  Magnolia DooHickeys (Butterfly and Small Cloud - Club Vol. 4, Tilda's Tag, Cloud & Flag), Spellbinders (Labels Eighteen, Rose Creations, Foliage), Lifestyle Crafts (Circles), Memory Box (Woodland Branch), Martha Stewart (Swirling Lace, 3 in 1 Hydrangea)
Misc: Stamp and Create (Rainbow Charm), Joann (Lace), Recollections (Pearl Stickers, Rainbow Ribbon) Ranger (Stickles), Seam Ribbon & Twine

Tyton Is Amazing!

Hello Dear Readers!  I hope you're having a fantastic day and that all is wonderful on your side of the screen.  I'm making this post short and sweet seeing as how I have two posts to do today and this was pretty much an easy card to throw together.

This is Cool Edwin and he is from the Magnolia 2011 Sweet Rainbow collection.  I made this one for my grandson who is obviously a big fan of Spider-Man.

Edwin has been colored using Copic Markers and I used my Cricut for the die cuts.  The sentiment was done on my computer and the bottom half of the card was done using an embossing folder.  Details are at the bottom of the post.

Thank You So Much for taking the time to stop by.  Would love to know what you think so please leave a comment.  I hope you have a great day and better tomorrows.

♥ Laura C.

Challenges I am entering:

Simon Says Stamp  Clean and Simple
Stamp and Create  Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl  Children
Midweek Magnolias  Masculine
Simply Magnolia  Anything Goes


Image:  Magnolia Sweden (Cool Edwin)
Inks:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers (Face: E0000, E000, E00, E11 Hair: YR21, YR31, Y21  Shirt: C5, C3, C1  Jeans: B32, B34, B39  Shoes: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, R24, R29), Distress Inks (Black Soot, Pumice Stone)
Papers:  Bazzill Cardstock
Dies: Cricut (City: Paper Doll Dress Up, #5: Plantin Schoolbook)
Misc: Inkadinkado (Spider & Web stamps), Cuttlebug (Spider Stew embossing folder)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Little Garden Party

Hello Dear Readers!  I hope your week is wonderful so far.  TGIAF! - Thank Goodness It's Almost Friday!  :p

Today I'm sharing my DT make for the MarkerPOP! Challenge Blog and I'm featuring Copic Markers and Distress Inks.

This is Joyful Tilda from the Magnolia 2012 A Christmas Story collection.  Isn't she just the sweetest?  I love that so many of the Magnolia stamps are so versatile that you can use them for many occasions.  Today, Tilda is serving up tea and cookies at a little garden party.  I colored her with Copic Markers.  The sky and grass were done using Distress Inks and my own hand cut stencils.

The lovely butterflies were made using Cheery Lynn Designs dies, colored with Copics and covered with Stickles.  The fence was made with the Cricut Paper Dolls cartridge.  A little stitching, some Frantage and pearls and voila! 

Copic Colors:  Skin – E0000, E000, E00  Hair – E31, E35, E37  Dress & Butterflies – V20, V22, V25 Apron & Socks – E30, E31  Teapot & Tray – E40, E41, E42, R83  Cookies – E25, E27, E29 Greenery – YG03, YG 61, YG63, YG67
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Old Paper, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint

Thank You SO Much for stopping by today.  Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.  I always love your feedback.  Have a great day and better tomorrows!

♥ Laura C.

Challenges I have entered:

Cheery Lynn Designs  Pretty In Purple
Deep Ocean  Things With Wings
Inky Chicks  Stitching
Magnolia-licious  Spring Into April
Sketchy Saturday  Sketch #356
Stamp and Create  Anything Goes
Stamp and Create with Magnolia  Fenced In
Ribbon Girls  Lace and/or Ribbon
Top Tip Tuesday  Three Of Something (3 Butterflies)
Totally Tilda and Friends  Coffee/Tea

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Once Upon A Time...

Hello Again Dear Readers!  Here I am with post #2 this morning and this time I am here with my Design Team make for the Tilda's Town Challenge Blog.  Our theme this week is FLOWERS and the challenge will run until Friday, April 17th at 11:55 a.m. CST.

I've made something a bit different than my usual card with a stamped Tilda or Edwin.  This time I wanted the die cuts to take center stage and so I have put together this simple yet sweet frame art featuring Magnolia DooHickeys dies.  The Pansy's and small clouds are from the latest DooHickeys Club release, Le Jardin.  I also have included the Castle from the 2013 Once Upon A Time collection and several clouds from the Cloud and Flag set, Sweet Rainbow 2011.

I was hoping maybe the side views would show some of the sparkle.  The photos do not do the coloring and glitter any justice.  The clouds and flower centers are all sparkly but it's so hard to tell.

The sweet little bird is one of a pair called Little Summer Birds from the 2013 Sea Breeze collection.  Everything was cut out in white cardstock and colored with Distress Inks for a softer, kind of dreamier look.

Here we go.  These are much better shots of the sparkle.

 I have the castle sitting on the clouds but I sort of covered that up with foliage.  This shot actually shows that color a bit better.

Thank You so much for taking the time to visit.  All supplies not mentioned above are listed at the bottom of this post.  I hope you have a great day and better tomorrows.
♥ Laura C.

PS  Magnolia DooHickeys Club #4, Le Jardin, is 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 would like to enter:

All About Magnolia  Anything Goes
Boutique Magnolia  Emboss (wet or dry)
Live and Love Crafts  Signs Of Spring
Marvelous Magnolia  Shabby Chic
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl  Pastel Colors
Simply Magnolia  Shabby Chic


Stamps:  Magnolia
Inks:  Memento (Tuxedo Black)  Ranger Distress Inks: Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Milled Lavender, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade)
Papers:  Georgia Pacific (White Cardstock)
Dies:  DooHickeys, Sizzix (Branch with Leaves)
Punches:  Martha Stewart (3 in 1 Hydrangia, 3 in 1 Butterfly)
Misc:  Doodlebug Design ( Sugar Coated Brads), Stickles (Star Dust)

Strawberry Ice Cream

Hello Dear Readers!  How are things?  I hope all is good on your end.

This is the first of two makes I'm posting today and this one is for the Marker Pop Challenge Blog.  This week our theme is ANYTHING GOES and will run until Noon CST next Sunday, April 19th and the prize is a fabulous stamp set by Tiddly Inks.

This is Tilda with Big Ice Cream from the Magnolia 2013 With Love collection.  I've colored her with Copic Markers and used Distress Inks all over.  

Here are the two tags that I have tucked into the left side of the card.  The tags are DooHickeys dies called Tilda's Tag and the ice creams were cut with my old, retired QuicKutz dies. 

It's a bit hard to tell but I've brushed the roses with Perfect Pearls to glam them up a bit.

Here are some side views to show depth.  What do you think of my homemade spoon charm?

I found that Strawberry Cone sign on Pinterest as a free printable and it was actually the inspiration for my card.  (A complete supplies list can be found at the bottom of the post).

Copic Markers Used:  Face - E0000, E000, E00  Hair - E29, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37  Dress - R000, R01, R20, R22, R24, R29  Shoes - E70, E74, E79  Ice Cream - E40, E42, R000, R01, R24, C1, C3, C5, C7

Check out this gorgeous Tiddly Inks stamp set that you could win by joining our Anything Goes Challenge:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope this has inspired you to create something for the challenge.  Have a great day and better tomorrows.

♥ Laura C.

Challenges I would like to enter:

All About Magnolia  1st Challenge, Anything Goes
Boutique Magnolia  Emboss (wet or dry)
Inky Chicks  Stitching (real or faux)
Marvelous Magnolia  Shabby Chic
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Paradise of Magnolia  Add A Charm
Ribbon Girls  Pastels
Simply Magnolia  Shabby Chic
Time For A Magnolia Challenge  Anything Goes
Totally Tilda & Friends  Spring Flowers

Supplies List:

Stamps:  Magnolia, Sweetness (unknown)
Inks:  Copic Markers, Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar)
Papers:  Bazzill (Cardstock), X Press It Blending Card, Sweet Shoppe (Summer Cottage)
Dies:  Cricut (Elegant Edges), Spellbinders (Floral Ovals), DooHickeys (Tilda's Tag), QuicKutz (Swirl Cone, Ice Cream, Utencils)
Misc: Perfect Pearls, Recollections (Roses, Pearls), Frantage (Chunky White), American Craft (Silver), Lace, Seam Ribbon, Twine
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