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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Hydrangeas in June

Hello Lovely Peeps!  I'm so glad you could stop for a visit.  It's been a while.  I sort of lost my mojo for a bit there but it's amazing how it kicked back in when I cleaned up my office and found my desk.  

This is Tilda with Kneesocks from Magnolia Stamps' Sakura collection.  I've colored her with Copic Markers and accented everything with Distress Inks.  I think it's safe to say that she is one of my favorites from this collection since I've used her twice already.

My blog friend Kitty recently did a tutorial on how to make these hydrangea clusters and I had to try them, (her tutorial is HERE).  I didn't have the supplies she used but I improvised with I had. I made them with the MS 3 in 1 Hydrangea punch, an old leaf punch, white cardstock and Distress Inks.

The sweet little Dancing Butterflies and the Woodland Branch are by Memory Box.  The gifts are cut from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix die, Packages and Bows and the Happy Birthday stamp is also by Tim Holtz.  Both the Floral Oval and the Ribbon Banner are Spellbinders Dies.  More of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post.

Copic Markers Used - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, R20  Hair: E33, E35, E37, E50  Clothes: V000, V05, V06  Shoes: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9  Shadows: T0, T2
Distress Inks Used:  Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo

Thanks So Much For Stopping By!

♥ Laura C.


Challenges:

Boutique Magnolia - Make Your Own Flowers
Deep Ocean - Monochrome
Dies R Us - Flags and/or Banners
Hanna and Friends - In The Garden
Marvelous Magnolia - Ribbons or Twine
Outside The Box - First Challenge, Butterflies
Papertake Weekly - Oh So Pretty
Paradise Of Stamps - Many Flowers or Fruits
Simon Says Stamp - Favorite Technique or Product (Coloring Die Cuts with Distress Inks)
Simply Magnolia - Dies and Punches
Stamping Sensations - Dies and Punches
Sweet Stampin' - Bingo (I did top row - Purple, Pearls, Flowers)
Top Tip Tuesday - Cut It Out

Supplies:

Images:  Magnolia, Tim Holtz
Inks: Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Inks, Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Papers:  Xpress It Blending Card, Nitwit Designs (Flower Shoppe), Bazzill (White)
Dies/Punches:  Memory Box, Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Spellbinders, Martha Stewart, McGill, Cricut (Elegant Edges)
Misc: Lace, Pearl Stickers, Glamour Dust, Seam Ribbon

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Watercolor

Hello Dear Readers, it's so good to see you again!  For those of you who are new, Welcome to my blog!

I am so happy to be participating in the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Hop over on MarkerPOP's post!  The hop will start tomorrow, Friday, June 5th and will run until Monday, June 8th 11:55 pm PST.

So why is my post a day early?  To let you know that MarkerPOP is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky hopper in tomorrow's hop.

Today I am featuring some watercoloring and how beautifully it can be paired with Copic Markers.  This little cutie is Tilda With Fan from the most recent Magnolia of Sweden release, Sakura.  I've colored her with Copic Markers and I've colored the background and flowers with Ranger Distress Inks.

I wanted to make this a very clean and simple design to show off the watercolor background.  This was a new technique that I tried with Distress Inks and an acrylic block.  After inking the block I misted it with water and stamped the ink to watercolor paper.  It took several tries before getting the water/ink ratio right and getting the effect I was going for.

The cherry blossom branch was made using the Memory Box Woodland Branch die, the Magnolia DooHickeys volume #5 Small Flowers Die and the same acrylic block stamping technique.

Copic Markers used - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, R20  Hair: B000, C3, C5, C7, C9  Dress & Flowers: V01, V12, V15, V17, YG13  Sandals: E42, E43, E44  Stockings: T0, T2  Fan: YG11, YG13, YG17

Distress Inks used - Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you'll participate in tomorrow's hop and join in the fun.

♥ Laura C.


Pretty Pink Posh Watercolors Blog Hop

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Challenges:

Creative Inspirations  For A Friend
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Paradise Of Stamps  Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday  All About The Hair
Boutique Magnolia  Make Your Own Flowers
Paradise Of Magnolia  Clean & Simple
Simply Magnolia  CAS or Fully Loaded

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Kendall's 5th Birthday

Hello Again!  I'm so glad you could stop by!  :D

I have for you today, the card I made for my niece Kendall.  This adorable Magnolia stamp is from their latest release.  This is Tilda With Kneesocks from the Sakura collection, due to be available very soon.  I've colored her with Copic Markers and accented with Distress Inks.

I've used two of the dies from the latest DooHickey Club release.  This beautiful cake on the stand and the bunting are both from the club Volume #5.  I knew the kit would be great because they always are but this one really blew me over with this gorgeous cake.

Copic Markers - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, R20  Hair: E50, YR21, YR24, E99  Dress: RV00, R81, R83, R85, R89  Shoes: E31, E34, E37

Distress Iks: Tumbled Glass, Bintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose

A complete supplies list is at the bottom of this post.

Thank You for visiting today!  I hope you have a great day and better tomorrows!

♥ Laura C.


Challenges:

ABC Challenge  J is for Jewels
Hanna & Friends  Recipe: Die Cut, Design Papers, Flowers
Inky Chicks  Pearls
Papertake Weekly  Take Your Pick (Product Theme, Glitter)
Scrap & Craft  Colors Of spring
Simon Says Stamp  Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls  Magnolia Only, Birthday
Top Tip Tuesday  It's All About The Hair
Magnolia Forever  Delicacies & Sweet Pleasures
Magnolia-licious  Pretty In Pink
Paradise Of Magnolia  Favorite Color (Pink)

Supplies:

Images: Magnolia Sweden
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Distress Inks
Papers: Recollections (Birthday Plaid, Birthday Pastel) Bazzill (Colored Cardstock)
Dies:  DooHickeys (Cake On A Stand, Bunting) Spellbinders (Romantic Rectangles, Foliage) Sizzix (Upon A Time Alphabet)
Punches: Martha Stewart (Ribbon Loop)
Misc: Star Dust Stickles, Magnolia Pearl Stickers, Flowers, Queen & Co. Gemstones

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.


Challenges:

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  

Supplies:

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

Mom

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

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

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.


Challenges:

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

Supplies:

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

Supplies:

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

Supplies:

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)
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