Monday, January 15, 2018

Magnolia Band-Aid Tilda Sends Hugs


Hello and welcome back, Sweet Readers,

Well, how is the New Year going for you? Ours is going well so far. I've been busy taking care of DH and all the daily routines. Tomorrow I go to the doctor to see why my heart is going crazy. I think it's stress. I hope it is stress. I've been busy testing recipes. I've made a delicious Asiago Bisque, Dill Pickle Soup, Dill Pickle and Cheddar bread, a wonderful baked fruit dessert with apples, cranberries, pineapple, and pears seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg, maple syrup, and brown sugar. It was soooooo good! The house smelled wonderfully.

I got some time here and there to work on a card. I used Band Aid Tilda and forced myself to use my least favorite color, purple. I also used a "no lines" technique for the first time. Thank you, Jane, for helping me get the courage to give it a go. Thank you, also, Diana Crick, for the die! I love it!

Here is a photo of my card:



Tilda has been hand painted with DIs. I found some flower sequins which matched in color and added some sparkle. I used a pearl for each center. I used the stethoscope and band aid dies from the Get Well Collection. Inside is the pill bottle die filled with little heart-shaped "meds!" LOL Lots of different dies and imported flowers. The papers are Sofiero.

This card is for sale ----->

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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, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Magnolia Tilda Prickly Words Love Card


Happy New Year, Sweet Readers,

It's still early here, on New Year's Eve, so I thought I would get a quick post of a card I did the other night when I couldn't sleep. I hope you like it. Here it is:





I thought this stamp matched the sentiment's sweetness. Tilda has been hand painted. The cactus die cut is from Magnolia's Pop Up Box #1. I enhanced the cactus using Primacolor pencils and adding flower sequins to which I added pearl centers. The interior is finished on one panel with another Saguaro Cactus die cut that is different from the one on the front. It's a perfect card when your words get out before you can stop talking! I'm an expert at running my mouth and regretting it shortly afterward, **sigh**


This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


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, November 14, 2017

Magnolia Windy Tilda Falling For You Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

I hope you are doing well and enjoying your Fall. I've been in bed for the past week with a severe respiratory infection. It has been very bad. I thought about going to the hospital once or twice because I couldn't breathe due to the severe coughing. I think I'm on the mend, but am not so sure yet. I need to get well because Thanksgiving is coming and I have dinner to prepare. As you know, these holiday dinners take a lot of time, effort, and stamina. I'm pretty weak right now.

I have a card to share with you today. It's been done for a couple of weeks, but I never got around to taking a photo of it. Here it is:



This card features Windy Tilda from the 2007 Fall Stamps Collection. Notice the movement drawn into the image. I had talked about that in the previous post below. I love those older stamps because of that characteristic. I think this stamp is a cutie.

Tilda has been colored with DIs. There are many layers of card stock, decorative papers, doilies, and die cuts. All of the leaves have been punched from various colors of card stock. I used Doohickey dies for the mushrooms, street lamp, and fence. The cluster in the upper right features some little fruit I got from Magnolia as well as some textured grass leaves. I added real mini pine cones and a sweet little acorn charm. A bow of twine finishes off the cluster.
Here are a couple of close ups:




This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. I have some stamps and dies listed that I bought twice and, in a couple of cases, three times! DUH!!! I must have REALLY liked those stamps in particular! LOL There might be something there that you might like to get! I've got some good bargains there!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Magnolia Flower Power Tilda Vintage Tag


Hello Dearest Readers,

Well, it's been a while. Sorry about my absence. Things are so busy here, and I've been sick. I haven't even gotten to play with some of my new Magnolia "toys!" LOL

Today, I'm going to share with you a sweet tag featuring Flower Power Tilda from the 2006 Shabby Chic Collection. I love this little stamp. She was one of the first stamps I bought when I started card making after getting bored with scrapbooking. There's something so special about the earlier Magnolia stamps. I think it's the simple lines and the movement shown in the details. In this case, the way Tilda's hair is flowing. Here she is:



Tilda has been colored with Distress Inks, Prismacolor Pencils, and Derwent Watercolor Pencils. The paper used is Pion. The flowers are from my supply. I used Joy Craft dies, pearls, and a stick pin I put together.

Want to see the back? I did finish it but wanted it to be something on which a message could be written.



I just love this Pion paper. It is so feminine.

This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. I have some stamps and dies listed that I bought twice and, in a couple of cases, three times! DUH!!! I must have REALLY liked those stamps in particular! LOL There might be something there that you might like to get! I've got some good bargains there!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Magnolia Tripping Flower Tilda Asian Themed Card



Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Friday Eve! We were up all night with thunder and lightning for hours. It started about 4:00 AM and lasted until about 1:00 PM. It was wonderful! Everyone I spoke with today said what a wonderful day it was! Quite a contrast here in the desert where we rarely get rain and those areas in the southern parts of the USA that were inundated with rain. Our hearts and prayers go out to them. There is such devastation. I am so blessed.

I hope this post finds you happy and well!

I have a card to share with you today that I think you will love! Well, I hope you like/love it! I used Tripping Flower Tilda from the Special Moments collection. I think this little Tilda is so pretty. I wanted the card to have an Asian theme. I chose to use Graphic 45's Birdsong Paper. It is so pretty. I had the butterfly flower die for a while and never used it. I"m not sure who made it because I no longer had the packaging. I had it tucked in with La La Land's other semicircle dies. Maybe it's from La La Land Crafts? I added pearls to accentuate the design's elements. I also like the flower cluster. I kept to the colors found in the papers. I used a tassle die and added some pearls to it as well I think the mat on which Tilda is positioned is from Spellbinders. I had it in my Spellbinder die case. Tilda was watercolored. Here it is:



The interior panels are both done. I used Magnolia's Chinese umbrella dies as well as their Chinese Lantern dies. Again, the die shape is by Spellbinders (I think). The lanterns have been elevated using pop dots to provide some dimension. The pearl/rose swirls are so pretty and are by Prima.





This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. I have some stamps listed that I bought twice and in a couple of cases, three times! DUH!!! I must have REALLY liked those stamps in particular! LOL There might be something there that you might like to get! I've got some good bargains there!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris



I would like to enter my card into the following challenge(s):

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #173 - Anything Goes

All About Magnolia #26 - Anything Goes

I Am Roses Sept. Challenge - Anything Goes

Magnolia Forever #57 - Favorite Magnolia Stamp

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Magnolia Farmer Tilda Any Occasion Card



Hello Sweet Readers,
I've had such a hectic time lately. The card I'm going to share today took me two weeks to get done! Whenever I could sneak away for a few minutes, I would go and work on it. Care for DH is becoming more and more apparent. Many days, he doesn't remember how to put on his clothes. Please keep us in your prayers. This is so hard on the entire family. **tears**

Now to a brighter side! Would you like to see my card? Well, here it is:





When I saw Farmer Tilda (Farm to Market Collection), I knew I wanted to pair her with the barn and Magnolia's Joyful Piglet. They were such a perfect match. That little piglet is so cheery and was the perfect size. I have him on a pop dot so that he is elevated. I also used the Magnolia Chicken Wire die - and why not? LOL - Chicken wire can be found on a farm, too! The little plant clusters were made using Flower Soft. I love the background paper I used. I love the scenic elements printed on it. It's an old pad by Nikki Sivils, I think. Tilda has been painted with DIs. The wheat is also from Magnolia. I finally got to use it! LOL. The upper, smaller barn doors open to reveal a nest of chicken eggs.

Here are shots of the interior panels:





This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


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've got some good bargains there!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Magnolia Tilda with Straw Hat Any Occasion Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Well, here I am again - so fast, too! I haven't been feeling well lately. Getting old isn't for sissies, that's for sure! Almost a month ago, I fell over the opened door of the dishwasher and broke the door. I didn't see the stupid door that had been left down because the floor is white tile and the interior of the dishwasher WAS also white. So, I missed the door and landed on it when I fell. I'm hurting and still have bruises on my shins. My back is aching if I turn a certain way. I fell so hard and am so glad that the lower rack with the spikey things wasn't out, too. I need to find a cave to live in, I think!

Today, I loaded seven cards in my Etsy shop. The card I'm sharing today is for sale along with some cute little blank note cards ----->

My Etsy Shop




I chose an older Tilda that I thought was so sweet and needed to be used. I made the larger flowers all by myself, LOL! The rosebuds are imported. The card edge has been inked in white. Tilda has been watercolored. The interior of the card has been finished on both panels. It's such a girly card! Here is a shot of the interior:



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've got some good bargains there!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris