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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Joys Of The Season

Good Morning to You My Crafty Friends!

Today is the start of another fun challenge at the Tilda's Town Challenge Blog where our theme this week is Joys Of The Season.  That, right away, made me think of how much I loved the snow and watching the gorgeous array of birds that would come to my feeder in the wintertime.  I miss that so much.
Here is Christmas Kitchen Tilda from the latest Magnolia stamps collection, Waiting For Christmas.  I've colored her with Copic Markers and accented everything with Distress Inks.  I have listed all supplies I've used at the bottom of this post.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by to take a look.  I hope you have a great weekend and a most joyful Thanksgiving.

♥ Laura C.

PS  Thank you so much for your lovely comments, they really do mean a lot to me.


Christmas Kitchen Tilda 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:

7 Kids College Fund Anything Goes w/option twist of Fall Colors
Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Cards
Bunny Zoe's Snow
Crafty Catz Winter Theme
Creative Inspirations Take Your Pick
Dies R Us Christmas
Diva's By Design Let It Snow
Papertake Weekly So Girly
Stamping Sensations Christmas
Marvelous Magnolia Anything Goes Christmas
Simply Magnolia Layers
Time For A Magnolia Challenge Christmas The Colors On Your Own Christmas Tree
Time For A Magnolia Challenge Use Your Favorite Magnolia Stamp

Supplies:

Images: Magnolia (Christmas Kitchen Tilda)
Inks: Copic Markers (Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 - Hair: YR21, YR23, E37 - Dress: R20, R22, R24, R29 - Apron & Hair Bow: E34, E37, E40, E41, R29, YG 17) Memento (Jet Black)  Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Fired Brick)
Paper: Recollections (Kraft) Georgia Pacific (Wite)
Dies: Sizzix (Bird Branch by Tim Holtz), Dee's Distinctively (Ponderosa Pine Sprig)
Punch: Martha Stewart (Aspen Snowflake Border & Corner)
Misc: Recollections (Pearls, Wooden Birds, Ultra Fine White Glitter) Sizzix (Brick Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tilda's Town Challenge #129 Anything Goes

Hello Crafty Peeps!  I hope all is well on your side of the computer screen.  I know, it's been a month since my last post but things have been CRAZY for me around here and I'm having the hardest time getting my head on straight.  I got a new job that has me working a lot of hours and trying to focus on anything else is taking every last bit of energy I have and then some.  So I hope you will bear with me throughout this holiday season.

Here is my latest make for the Tilda's Town DT and our challenge this week is ANYTHING GOES.  Easy Peezy, right?  I hope you can join in the fun and share your latest creations with us.

These are the Sparkle Poinsettia Tilda and the Christmas Poinsettia stamps from the latest collection, Waiting For Christmas.  I so love all of the images out of this collection. 

This picture is in a little bit darker light.

For the background paper I used Sparkle Snowflake trio (also from the Waiting For Christmas collection) and Christmas Poinsettia images.

Here is one of the tags you see at the top of the card.  I used Tilda's Tag and Snowflake Border DooHickey's Dies.

Here I die cut two Primitive Hearts from an old Sizzix die and below, the sentiment is cut using Spellbinders Labels Eight.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I am honored that you would take the time as I know how busy we can all be.  More information on the supplies I used can be found at the bottom of this post.  Have a great day and better tomorrows.

♥ Laura C.

PS Thank you too for your lovely comments.  They mean so much to me and always make my day.


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:

7 Kids College Fund  Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge V is for Very Merry Christmas
Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Card
Card Mania Use Your Dies
Crafty Little Fairies Not A Square
Creative Card Crew Christmas Joy
Inky Chicks Three Stamps On A Card
Marker Pop Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes w/opt Sparkle
Stamp and Create Ribbons or Bows
Stamp and Create with Magnolia Fall or Winter Image w/Die Cuts or Punches
Stamping Sensations Christmas
The Ribbon Girl Christmas Cards


Supplies:

Stamps: Magnolia of Sweden (Sparkle Poinsettia Tilda, Christmas Poinsettia, Sparkle Snowflakes)
Inks: Versa Mark, Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) Copic Markers (Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20  Hair - E33, E35, E37, E50  Dress - YG61, YG63, 0  Flowers - R81, R83, R85, R89, Y21  Greenery - YG61, YG63)
Papers:  Bazzill (Colored Cardstock) Recollections (Kraft, Corrugated)  Georgia Pacific (White)
Dies:  Magnolia DooHickeys (Tilda's Tag, Snowflake Border)  Spellbinders (Labels Eight)  Sizzix (Primitive Hearts, Tim Holtz Snow Flurries
Miscellaneous:  Joann (Laces, Snowflake Buttons), May Arts (Twine), DecoArt Americana (Snow White Paint), Stampendous (Chunky White and Shabby White Frantage Embossing Powder), Recollections (Snow Embossing Powder)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Advent Calendar - Tilda's Town Challenge #125

Happy Saturday My Friends!  I hope your having a fantastic weekend.  I am running very late today and I apologize for that.  Today starts another fun challenge over at the Tilda's Town Challenge and that is to "Use Your Christmas Stash". 

I was inspired to make an advent calendar after seeing so many talented and crafty ladies show off their gift box makes on the Noor Design Blog.  So this is my spin on that design and I was finally able to use this adorable Magnolia stamp.

This is Christmas Tilda With Puppy and she came with the #6 edition of 2012 Magnolia Ink Magazine.  She seems to be having a wonderful Christmas...
 
This design can either be used as a calendar or a Christmas count-down.  Speaking of which, there are only 74 days left until Christmas.  EEK! 

Copics - Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20 - Hair: E33, E35, E37, E50 - Dress: G94, BG99, W3 - Lace, Bows & Vest: R29, R56, R59, R89 - Stockings & Tag: E50, E51, W1, W3 - Shoes & Basket: E70, E74, E79 - Puppy: Y21, YR21, YR24, E99


 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.

Since I'm running late, I won't be long winded.  A list of products can be found at the bottom of this post as well as a list of challenges I am entering into .  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a great day, and better tomorrows.
♥ Laura C.

PS Oh, and thank you too for all of the wonderful comments.  I really do appreciate them! 


Challenges

Bunny Zoe's Animals
Deep Ocean Christmas In October
Midweek Magnolia Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique Outside The Box

Supplies

Image: Magnolia (Christmas Tilda with Puppy)
Inks: Copic Markers, Memento, Distress Inks
Papers: Bazzill (Cardstocks) Colorbok (Retro Snowflake) AMM (herbanella) Karen Foster (Season's Greetings) SEI (Mistletoe)
Dies: Magnolia (Rocking Horse, Tags & Stocking) Marianne Design (Mini Poinsettia) Spellbinders (Floral Ovals) AccuCut (Ashley Numbers)
Misc: Ribbons, Brads, Bells, Gingerbread & Candy Cane (From My Stash)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Wintery Lantern

Good Friday To You My Crafty Friends!

Today I am posting a project that I made for myself which is something I haven't done in a long time.  You know how it goes when you're trying to keep up with with birthdays and holidays, a job, family time...
I guess you could call this a lantern as it has four sides and a candle in the middle.  I saw a similar thing on Pinterest HERE and my brain started spinning on how I could make one with stuff I already have.  This design makes me think of the scene from Frosty The Snowman when he and Sharon are in the greenhouse.  Crazy, right?  LOL!
I cut the four sides from white cardstock using my Cricut and the Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge and edged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  I then randomly stamped three Magnolia Snowflakes (from the latest release) onto craft plastic and heat embossed them with Ranger's Holographic Embossing Powder to create windows.
The Poinsettias, Snowflakes and Tags adorning the outside are from the Magnolia DooHickeys Club 2 collection and the fern is from the Magnolia DooHickeys Leaf & Swirl set.  The snowflakes and leaves are covered in holographic embossing powder.  The tags and poinsettia flowers are pink cardstock edged with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and the green leaves are white cardstock inked with Bundled Sage Distress Ink.
I painted a wooden napkin ring white to use as the base of the candle in order to lift it up to a good height.  The tea light is wrapped in Doodle Bug Dotty DP.  A touch of lace here, some pearls there and voila!

I made the mistake of putting the four sides together before embellishing.  Don't do that!  Especially if your panels are delicate.  There isn't a lot of structure to hold all of the flowers and leaves, and getting them glued into place while it's standing up is a nightmare.  :p

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look, I really appreciate you taking the time.  I hope you like my creation enough to leave a comment.  I just so wish the pictures did it justice because this is so shimmery and sparkly in person.

Have a fantastic day, and better tomorrows!
♥ Laura C.


Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafty Little Fairies Only 1 DP
Deep Ocean Christmas In October
Dies R Us Challenge Gift Tags
Inky Chicks Which Cuts Only
Simon Says Stamp Use Watercolors
Top Tip Tuesday Non Traditional Christmas
Boutique Magnolia Seasons Of The Year
Dutch Magnolia Lovers Anything Goes - last challenge :.(
Magnolia-licious  Monochromatic
Magnolia Mania Pink, Pearls & Points (Dots)
Simply Magnolia Lace and Pearls
Time For A Magnolia Challenge No Edwin or Tilda
Winter Wonderland  Lace & Pearls

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tilda's Town Challenge #123 FAF or CAL

Good Saturday Morning To You My Crafty Friends!

Today is the start of another wonderful challenge over at the Tilda's Town Challenge Blog, and this week we challenge you to make something Frilly and Fancy or Clean and Layered.  One lucky winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to Tilda’s Town online Magnolia store.  Pop on over and check out the gorgeous creations my teammies have created for your inspiration.


For this card I used Tilda with Love Cake from the Magnolia 2012 With Love collection.  Don't you just love her checkered pants!?  The Bowl is cut from an old Sizzix die that I haven't used in ages.  The flower is cut using Spellbinders/Heartfelt Creations dies and stamped with Versa Mark with the coordinating Heartfelt Creations Stamp, then sprinkled with Holographic embossing glitter.  The large photo corner is by QuicKutz.

I typed this sweet little recipe on my computer and then free handed the outline.  I put real sugar in the little glass jar/charm.  I tried to tie a double bow with the antique seam binding but could not get my fingers to work the way they were supposed to.  If you have any tips on making double and triple bows, please let me know...


Another angle to show the embossing glitter on the flower.

Tilda with Love Cake 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.

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my card and I hope to see you again real soon.  Have a great day and better tomorrows!

♥ Laura C.

PS Your comments are so thoughtful and inspiring.  Thank you so much!


Challenges I would like to enter:

A Little Bit Crafty Distress It
Crafty Little Fairies Sparkle & Bling
Divas By Design Pretty In Glitter
Inky Chicks Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Stamp and Create Circles or Dots
Ribbon Girl Pastel Colors
Magnolia Down Under Distressing
Magnolia Mania BINGO! Across - Die Cuts, Doily, Stitching (I actually got all except "pearls")
Marvelous Magnolia Layer It Up
Simply Magnolia Anything Goes


Supplies List:

Stamps:  Magnolia (Tilda with Love Cake), Heartfelt Creations (Tattered Blossoms)
Inks:  Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Memento, VersaMark
Papers:  Bazzill Cardstock, Francis Meyer, Sweet Shoppe Designs (green polka dot)
Dies: Sizzix (Mixing Bowl), Spellbinders (H.C. Tattered Blossoms), QuicKutz (Large Photo Corner)
Misc:  Ranger (Holographic Embossing Powder), McGill (Leaf Punch), Wilton (Doily), Jesse James (Baked with Love Button), May Arts (Pink Twine, Gingham Ribbon, Lace), Unknown (popsicle stick, glass jar/charm, seam binding, brown button)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tilda's Town Challenge #121 - Anything Fall

I LOVE FALL COLORS!!!

Actually, I love color in general but I do lean toward bold, fall colors.  My living room and kitchen are painted pumpkin butter, the couch is cranberry red, the recliners are a kind of mossy green and I have bold blue, deep red, gold, brown and orange accents.  I even have a large, red cabinet in the kitchen that holds my cookbooks.  So pretty much all of the colors in my card are in my main living areas.  LOL!
This is Tilda with Cock-A-Doodle-Doo The Rooster.  I have colored this pair with Copic markers, shaded and highlighted with colored pencils and inked everything with Distress Inks.  I cut the cornstalk and fence with the Cricut, the doily, pumpkins, corn and "welcome" are QuicKutz and the grass is a punch by Fiskars.


 Copics used:  Skin - E000, E00, E11, E13, R20  Hair - E33, E35, E37, E50  Dress - BG10, BG72, BG75, BG78, Y0000, Y11, Y13, Y15  Chicken - YR21, YR24, R20, R22, R24, R29, Y21, Y28  Seed Bag - Colored Pencils  Seed - Y15, Y21, Y28, E31

This is Calista Flockheart, egg layer extraordinaire and greeting card model.  She's looking very shabby at the moment with molting season upon us but it was her coloring that I wanted to mimic for the image.  Molly Hatchit is the shy one hiding behind her.  She will have her chance to model soon.  :)

Be sure to pop over to the Tilda's Town Challenge Blog to see the fabulous creations my super talented teammies have created for the Anything Fall challenge and be sure to visit the store where you will find the best selection of Magnolia stamps and dies anywhere.

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.  I know how busy you are and your time is valuable, which is why I am honored that you have visited me today.  Have a fantastic weekend and I hope to see you again very soon.

Big Hugs,
Laura C.

Supplies

Images:  Magnolia (Tilda with Cock-A-Doodle-Doo The Rooster, Chicken Wire)
Inks:  TH Distress Inks, Memento, Copic Markers, Crayola Colored Pencils
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, Georgia Pacific Cardstock
Misc:  Button, Twine, Wood Grain Embossing Folder

Challenges

7 Kids College Fund  Anything Goes
A Creative Romance  Anything Goes
Diva's By Design  Anything Goes  (I Made Top 3 out of 330 entries)!
Marker Pop  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly  Repeat Repeat  (Grass, Corn, Chicken Wire, Fences)
Pile It On  Pencils (I Colored with Crayola Colored Pencils)
Simon Says Stamp  Create Your Own Background
Stamp and Create  Circles or Dots
Through The Craft Room Door  Anything Goes

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tilda's Town Challenge #119 - Creative Fold or Tag

♫ ♪  Over The River and Through The Woods To Grandmother's House We Go  ♫ ♪

That song was playing in my head the whole time I was making this card.  LOL!

This is my DT make for the Tilda's Town Challenges and this week we're asking that you use a Creative Fold or Tag.  I have no idea if there is a name for this type of cut and fold as I just kinda made it up as I went along.  I knew I wanted to create a path with a larger peak at the back and smaller ones in the front.  I went through many pieces of paper trying to get it to look right and be able to fold it flat.
The card is 5 x 7 so it's easy to mail but I had to use two pieces of cardstock glued together to give it a sturdy structure, otherwise it wanted to bow in some places and sag in others.
My images, Welcome To A Sweet Christmas and Edwin's Snowman, have been colored with Copic markers.  All of my die cuts were cut out of white paper and either inked with Distress Inks or covered in holographic glitter (or both).  As usual, the plan changed and this went from being a mostly white design to being quite colorful.
from a bit above
Copics Used:  House - E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59  Door - E04, E56, E59  Glass - B0000, B00  Lantern - C1, C3, C5, C7  Bells & Knocker - Y15, Y28  Tree & Holly - YG93, YG97, YG99  Candles, Tree Skirt, Bow & Snowman Buttons - R22, R24, R29  Gifts - Y28, BG15, YG03, BG75, R24  Stars, Candles, Wall - Y11, Y15  Carpet - E70  Snow - N0, N2  Scarf - E70, E74, E79


Welcome To A Sweet Christmas and the Paris Night 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.

Thank You So Much for stopping by and checking out my card, I hope to see you again very soon.  Don't forget to head on over to the Tilda's Town Challenge Blog and see the gorgeous makes my design teammates came up with for this super fun theme.  Have a great day and even better tomorrows!

♥ Laura C.

PS Your comments are so thoughtful and inspiring.  Thank you so much!

Supplies:

Images - Magnolia (Welcome To A Sweet Christmas, Edwin's Snowman)
Inks - Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Memento
Paper/Cardstock - Recollections, Georgia Pacific
Dies/Punches - Magnolia DooHickeys (Paris Night)  Spellbinders (Fleur De Lis Squares)  IO (Birch Trees)  Marianne (Fir Tree)  EK Success (Candle)
Misc - Dimensional Effects, Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Stamp and Create Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under Favorite Magnolia Stamp
Magnolia Mania Christmas In Summer
Marvelous Magnolia Anything Goes
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