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

Friday, December 16, 2016

Magnolia Tilda "Joy" Christmas Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

It's a rainy day here in the desert southwest! Hopefully, the rain will stick around tonight so it will turn to snow! THAT WOULD BE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT! LOL!!

The kids will be here next week, and I'm just thrilled! I cannot wait to hug my granddaughter! I hope they will travel in safety.

I have a cute card to share with you today. It features a mini Tilda and pretty colors. Here it is:



My sweet friend, Jane, sent me the pretty white flowers. They were a perfect addition! The card has many layers. I used my Nesties to cut the two squares through both layers (snowflake paper and white card stock) at the same time. I thought the snowflake on the cord would make a fun substitute for an "O." I carefully cut Tilda so she could hang on to the paper cord on the die cut.

Here are shots of the interior panels:





Sorry the photos are so nasty, LOL! The angel on the top panel is something I had in my Christmas embellies. Again, the flowers are from Jane - LOVE YOU!!!

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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, and love!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

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!



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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!



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Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris