Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Magnolia Chef Edwin & Soup's On Tilda


Happy Valentine's Day Dearest Readers,

I hope you had a wonderful day filled with love!

Today, I finished a card that I had started last week. I needed to let my ideas bounce around in my head for a bit before I decided how to proceed using my Tilda and Edwin. Finally, a clear picture began to emerge in my mind. The card below is the end result. I just cracked up when I read the sentiment for the stamp I used. I knew I had to buy it! Since I first saw the sentiment, I've laughed each time I've read it! It makes me smile. I don't understand why the text didn't show up well in the photo, though. It is nice and dark on the card. Go figure. Maybe the lighting hit it at a bad angle. Here it is:



I thought that Chef Edwin was a perfect pairing with Soup's On Tilda. The chef's knife that Edwin was holding really bothered me. He looked like a character in a "slasher" movie, LOL. So, I masked the knife out and added a carrot instead! I liked that look so much better! LOL My papers are Siri's Kitchen. My buttons are Basic Grey, the flowers are from my supply.

I also finished the inside of the card with the cooking theme. Here is the interior:



I don't know if there is a vintage feel to the card. There is inking along the edges in a creamy brown. Tilda and Edwin have been watercolored with highlights from my Prismacolor pencils.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Made with Love Magnolia Tilda Card


Happy Super Bowl Sunday, Dearest Readers,

Are you gearing up for the big game, LOL? Are yummy aromas coming from your kitchen? Is the gang all there? Who are you rooting for? Today is a manly man's day, huh? Enjoy the game. I hope your team wins!

I just got my stamps from the Recipe Collection on Thursday. It takes sooooooooooo long for them to come from Europe! The flowers I order from Thailand get here within days. Anyway, I got right down to business with this cutie stamp - Made with Love Tilda. I had to laugh because the word, "laugh" is misspelled on the stamp. I think Magnolia Sweden needs to hire me as an English proofreader, LOL. Here is a shot of the front:



For my card, I used Siri's Kitchen from Pion Designs. A touch of lace, some pretty flowers, embellies, and die cuts are working together for the front. I thought the apron was a really cute die and a good match with the apron on Tilda's image. I did add some Wink of Stella to the cake, but you can't see it. There is a hidden tag behind the image mat.

The interior has been finished on both sides. Here are additional shots:





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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Magnolia Forever - Challenge 50, Love
Paradise of Magnolia - Challenge 51, Anything Goes

Friday, February 3, 2017

Magnolia Tilda Love Ya Lots Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Friday to each of you! I hope this post finds you happy! I wish I could be... Sometimes life can just throw a wrench at you, and it's impossible to fix the situation. I wish we weren't in this bad place - a place with no escape. So, rather than whine about my situation, I'm going to share a very quick card! LOL

For my card, I chose to use I Give You My Heart Tilda from the Duos Collection. I thought she was a cutie! My colors are taupe and red with white accents. Tilda was colored with Distress Inks and touches of white from a gel pen. Sometimes, it's just fun to make a quickie card. Here is a photo:





I liked how the doily added just the right girliness (is that a word? LOL) to the front. The inside is finished with a doily and more flowers.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Magnolia Scorpio Tilda Girl Power Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy end of January! Can you believe it is going to be February so quickly? Is time flying by because I am older? Is it flying by for you as well? Remember when we were young, it felt like time was going by sooooo slowly? It seems like the hours in school would go on and on and on. It sure doesn't feel that way anymore. I seem to be unable to finish everything on my daily task list. LOL

I did manage to recently get a really cute card done. After the Women's March, I thought about this little Tilda and thought she'd be a perfect image for the strength of the female gender! So, the Girl Power card was born! LOL

Here are the photos:











The sentiment on the spool is computer generated. I was laying in bed when the phrasing came to me. For me, it expresses when I'm insecure, when I'm getting ready to give something a go, and when I finally take the plunge! Believe me, with my DH's illness, I've taken so many plunges over the last few years, I'm always in the water! LOL

I had the flowers and thought they'd be perfect with the image - strength in the stamped image and girly with the pink and flowers. The inside has been complete finished on both panels. I just love this card! I don't think I had ever colored this Tilda before.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Magnolia Tilda Heart Balloon Vintage Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Well, we are in a rainy pattern and are in between storms right now. There are beautiful, fluffy, dark gray clouds with white sculptured tops floating through a blue sky, It is absolutely beautiful. By tonight, we'll be in the rain again. YES! I know, I know, I've said it over and over again - we need all the water we can get to fill our streams and reservoirs.

I made a vintage card featuring a mini of a Tilda whose name I do not know! If you know who she is, please tell me! I am just in a pink mood, I guess as I'm gravitating toward the pinks right now when doing cards. Here is my newest creation:



For the papers, I used Pion Design. I went through all of my collections and matched papers, LOL. Thank you, Pion! So, one particular line was not used. I had this pretty lacy die that I thought would look great with a Tilda matted in the center of the die. Some pretty flowers from all over, teeny tiny pearls, and a frame finished the front.

The inside is also finished and is so pretty as well.



I didn't dress up the interior as I usually do. Because the papers were so delicate and pretty, I wanted to keep it simple.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Magnolia Korean Tilda Any Occasion Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Sunday to each of you! We had snow over the weekend and it was so wonderful - don't start!!! Yes, many of you are being buried in snow and absolutely HATE IT, LOL, but here in the desert, it isn't an every year occurrence, and we need the water! I got up very early the morning after it had snowed. The cars were driving down the road and it sounded like they were driving on rocks due to the ice.

Christmas was horrible. I won't go into it, but suffice it to say that it was the worst Christmas of my adult life. Hubby and I were upset all day. I hope your holiday was better - it HAD TO BE since ours couldn't have gotten much worse!

Now, this week is filled with meeting repairmen. My stovetop isn't working, so I can only cook on high using only the large burner size on all five burners. Someone dented one of our three garage doors. How? Who knows. There's a dent and a buckle we didn't have before. Our garages are in the back of the house, so whomever did it had to be in our driveway! I discovered that there are mice wintering in the garage, and before I have them "neutralized" I need to replace the weather stripping on the three garage doors so that they don't return. My laptop isn't working. I dripped tangerine juice into an edge of the touchpad so now the touchpad sticks and won't go up and down. I'm holding my breath as I write this. I've stayed off the computer as much as possible so that it lasts until I can get it repaired. When did being an adult become such a pain in the arse? LOL

I took some time for myself this weekend and made a card. I used Korean Tilda as she was my favorite from the Stamp and Cutz Collection. I used Basic Gray papers, tons of various dies, lots of pearls, and glitter, of course! LOL Tilda's dress was colored using Bundled Sage DI.The green doesn't really show well. The card shape is from a retired Grand Spellbinders set. The doily was made using a Cheery Lynn die. Inside I used a La La Land die for the bridge, Memory Box plant dies, another Spellbinders die on the front just behind the image mat, and DooHickey dies. Here is the front:





I finished the inside panels as well. I always do my interiors because since I have the stuff already all over my craft table, I might as well finish the card then! LOL.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Magnolia Downhill Tilda Sends Winter Wishes


Hello Dearest Readers,

I am so overwhelmed right now! So much to do with so little time! With DH's illness, it's all up to me, and I am only one person doing what two people normally do. It's so hard! I think one of the things that scares me is that if something happened to me (heart attack, stroke, etc.) he wouldn't be able to get help! I had that thought cross my mind today. I wish I hadn't thought of it!

On a brighter side, I have a card to share with you. You'll notice that my cards aren't elaborate as they usually are. I just haven't the time to spend on my work. I try to make them cute, though. I feel badly as I just WANT to spend time on my craft. I hope you like the card I made with Downhill Tilda from the Aspen Holidays collection. Here she is:



The card looks like it's lavender, but it's not. It's a VERY pale blue with white. The paper with the glittered edge is white, very shiny, and textured. I had very pale blue glitter which I adhered to the card stock using 1/8" score-pal tape. It gave such a nice even line. Next, using pale blue Bazzill card stock which was elevated using pop dots, I added my background paper and scene elements. That snowflake paper is my very favorite. I had some tiny die cut snowflakes which I centered with a pearl. It's not easy to see, but the trees, and lamp have been accented with Wink of Stella in iridescence. Tilda has been painted using DIs. She's also been elevated on pop dots.

I finished the inside panels as well. I always do my interiors because since I have the stuff already all over my craft table, I might as well finish the card then! LOL.



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Thank you so much for stopping by! If I'm not back before Christmas, or if you aren't back, LOL, have a wonderful holiday with family, friends!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris