Monday, December 5, 2016

Magnolia Snow Angel Tilda


Hello Dearest Readers,

Ho, Ho, Ho! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, LOL! I've been glued to the Christmas movies being shown over and over and over again on both Hallmark Channels as well as two other cable networks. Our favorite is called The Christmas Card. My husband just loves it! I bought him a DVD as a gift this year because he loves it so much. With his illness, it's hard to get into the festive mood, but I am trying - REALLY trying!

Today, I have a card to share with you. One night, just before sleep, my mind wandered to thinking of snow angels, and from that, the plan for this card was born. I hope you like it!



Cute? I love it! I have always loved vellum and thought it would be a perfect underlay for her dress layers. I think this Tilda is called Cute Little Tilda. Of course, she was chosen because her head was perfect for my plan. I used snowflake dies, pretty snowflake lace, glitter, paper from Silver Bells by Kaisercraft and Frosted Lace by Wild Rose Studio. When I first made Tilda's wings, I used white vellum which just got lost. So, using my Magnolia Angel Wing Dies, I switched to pale blue vellum and it looks so much better! I edged the paper with Sparklers pastel glitter (blue), added some flowers and snowflakes from my stash. Pearls, holiday peel offs, and bow complete the card's front.

Here is another angle:



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Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Magnolia Tilda's Tinsel in a Tangle Projects!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Sunday to each of you!

This past Thursday was our Thanksgiving here in the states. If you celebrated Turkey Day, I hope it was wonderful - filled with happy, loving voices, wonderful aromas of baking turkey, and desserts that were over the moon! For those of you who are not in the USA, do you have a day of thanks, too? I'd love to hear about it!

We have a new challenge beginning today at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Our theme is

Need a Little Christmas!


We would love for you to create a card with a Christmas theme! You may use any stamp that is carried at the Magnolia-licious Store for your design!

I'm still trying to get the hang of making gorgeous gift bags. I haven't found my niche yet. I do keep trying, though, LOL. So, today, I'm sharing a project as well as a gift bag in which to give the project. Both will be on sale in my Etsy Shop. Here are the images and brief descriptions:



This little treasure consists of three distressed wooden blocks with painted alphas. I added two adorable Magnolia Stamps from the Aspen Holidays Collection - Sitting Cozy Edwin and Sitting Cozy Tilda. The project was finished off with some Magnolia greenery (winter ferns, maybe?), some wide grosgrain ribbon, and "tangled" lights. It took a while for this part of the project, but it turned out so sweetly, I think.

Now for the gift bag, LOL. OK, I think this is the second one I've ever made. Don't laugh. Practice makes perfect, right?



I wish you could see the snow detail. There are lots of snow layers with each layer's edge glittery. I added some white snowflake embellishments, some punched greenery to tuck into the snow banks, and our little stamp of Me and My Snowman. The sparkle just isn't showing at all :o( . I finished the bag topper with some gathered lace around the perimeter, a snowflake tag, Merry Christmas ribbon, lacy ribbon, and a candy cane charm.

You know that Candy is giving one lucky Challenge participant a $20 gift certificate to the Magnolia-licous Store, right? If you want to take a chance on winning, then please join the challenge!



This project is for sale ----->

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Netherlands Edwin and Tilda Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Sunday to each of you!

Well, we're midway through November. Is it me or is time just flying by? Honestly, it seems as if it was just summer! I love winter, so I have something to look forward to!

There is a new challenge beginning today at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. We would love for you to use a Stamping Bella stamp and if you don't have a SB stamp, then how about any stamp that is carried at the Magnolia-licious Store!

For my card, I've chosen to use images and a die from the new Stamp and Cutz Collection. I've chosen to use and mask Netherlands Tilda and Netherlands Edwin. I also used the adorable windmill die that came with Edwin. It is sooooo cute! Here is a photo of my card's front:



I wanted to keep to the national colors of The Netherlands - red, white, and blue. Since I had some blue tulips, I had to use them for sure! The card features lots of die cuts on the inside as well. Each of the red tulip heads are elevated on pop dots. The inside panels are just as cute as the front.

Here is a photo of the interior top of the card. Look at that sweet little windmill die! It was a perfect addition! The papers used are Papermania. The card stock is Bazzill. The flowers are from everywhere, LOL! The shaped dies used on the interior are Spellbinders.



You know that Candy is giving one lucky Challenge participant a $20 gift certificate to the Magnolia-licous Store! If you want to take a chance on winning, then please join the challenge!



This card is for sale ----->

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Magnolia Reading Tilda Bookmark Tag


Hello Dearest Readers,

How is your November going so far? I will be so glad when this election nonsense is gone and we will proceed as a nation. I hate the negativity! Just two more days until the political television commercials are over. I think I could handle the political banter between the two candidates, but the commercials are incessant!

Today, I'm sharing a bookmark that I made today as a midway reminder for the bookmark tag challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. I'm a bit disappointed because no one has participated yet! Making a bookmark tag is so quick and easy! It would also be nice to have as an insert for a hand made card.

Here is a photo of the one I made today:



I love the softness of the colors. The stamp is called Tilda Reading. Look how nicely I did her hair!!!!! LOL, LOL, LOL! It probably was an accident, LOL. I am soooo terrible with hair! I do try, though. I thought that the blue, white, and yellow would work well together.

Remember, Candy is giving one lucky Challenge participant a $20 gift certificate to the Magnolia-licous Store! If you want to take a chance on winning, then please join the challenge!



This card is for sale ----->

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Magnolia Swedish Tilda Bookmark Challenge


Boo! Dearest Readers,

Happy Halloween Eve!

Are you getting your Halloween groove on? LOL We're loaded with candy all ready to go for the little munchkins who will soon be visiting. For those of you in the USA, did you know that Nevada became a state on October 31? An appropriate date, I'd say, when you think of the many characteristics of Nevada's Las Vegas, LOL.

Today begins a brand new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog . This will be a fun challenge for you. Your challenge is to create a

Bookmark

and, if you can, have it use a book reading theme. I'd love to share mine. Here it is:



Here is the back:


I used a Grande Nestabilities die for the shape, my Nestie oval set for the mat behind Tilda, and a Marianne Design die for the shape behind the Tilda area. My sweet Tilda is Swedish Tilda from the new Stamp and Cutz Collection.

On the back, I used a library pocket card stamp as well as a library card pocket template from when I was scrapbooking at the turn of the century (That is true when you think about when the turn of the century was, but it sounds sooooooo old!). I used red and white Bazzill card stock and papers from my stash.

Sweet Candy is giving one lucky Challenge participant a $20 gift certificate to the Magnolia-licous Store! If you want to take a chance on winning, then please join the challenge!



This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Magnolia-licious Anything Goes Challenge w/ Christmas Morning Chicks


Hello Dearest Readers,

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my teeny, tiny place in the Blogosphere! Today's post is a midway reminder for the Anything Goes challenge at Magnolia-licious! You can use ANY stamp found in the store!

Speaking of the Magnolia-lcious store, scoot right over and preorder the new line of Magnolia stamps from the Aspen Holidays line! Get them before they are gone! I've ordered mine already as I didn't want to miss out! Magnolia-licious also has the full line of the new Magnolia Stamp & Cutz. I'm going to be playing with mine this weekend. So, come back and visit to see what I come up with, LOL!

Would you like to see my card for the current

Anything Goes Challenge?

Well, here it is:



For my card, I've chosen to use Christmas Morning Chicks by Stamping Bella. The card is very bright and festive with the addition of glittered elements. I wanted to show that this particular stamp doesn't necessarily have to be used for Christmas! Here, I've chosen to use it for any festive occasion that comes with a gift. I didn't even specify "birthday" anywhere on the card. If you've got a gift, I've got a card! LOL. I had a deep pink doily that matched the patterned paper perfectly, so I added that. I chose to distress the edges so that the "shredded" edges would match the "tear it open" sentiment. I used the Doohickey present die from the Celebrations Doohickey Kit as well as a very old Doohickey border die.

Sweet Candy is giving one lucky Challenge participant a $20 gift certificate to the Magnolia-licous Store! If you want to take a chance on winning, you have to play along!



This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Magnolia-licious Mini Tilda Hey Chick Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope that things are going well for you. We're still having "summer," LOL with temps in the mid 80s. I cannot wait until the temps drop off. I want my home to smell of freshly baked bread and comforting soup on the stove!

Today, I have a precious Magnolia mini card to share with you. I had so much fun making this one. Please forgive my horrible photo. I seem to be getting worse with my picture taking. I really, REALLY miss my Canon Eos and hate, hate, hate this stupid Nikon that I'm using until I can find someone to repair my Canon. The photos look terrible - consistently! Here is my little scene for you:



Again, I apologize for the horrible photo. I'm really into rick-rack lately. I love how it frames the focal point without overtaking the card. For my card, I used three different shades of green velvet paper. I also used green rick-rack to define the different areas of field.

The stamps I used are Magnolia Seeding Tilda mini (HERE) as well as Magnolia Chickens mini stamp which you can find HERE.

I had some tiny yellow beads which I used for the seeds that Tilda is spreading. Also, Tilda has been painted with watercolors.

I always finish my interior panels when I'm working on a card. I just find it's more work to come back to it later and finish the inside. My train of thought is so in gear after I finish the front, that I just move forward to finish the whole card. Less work for me, so it seems. Here are the interior images:





I think the panels are pretty self-explanatory. It's a really cute farm themed card. I love how it turned out!

Magnolia-licious has lots of great stamps such as Stamping Bella, for you to use to create adorable cards as well as Magnolias and the new Doohickey Kit #11 available for purchase right now! Think of all the delightful additions to Fall cards you could add using these precious dies! Here is a photo of the kit:



That little travel trailer is just the cutest ever! I love this kit!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris