Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Spook-tacular Fun Challenge

Hello fellow Maggie lovers. We have a new challenge up at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and we'd love to see you participate. The theme this month is "Spook-tacular Fun". I can't wait to see what you come up with. Here's all you have to do to participate: 

 We would love to hear from you so leave a comment on the challenge blog or the DT blogs this week for a chance to win a surprise from Magnolia-licious. 


This is a Book Fold Card.  I followed Norma Lee's excellent instructions from You Tube. 

Since I don't own any Halloween images I chose to use Tilda Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See to Evil set.  They are so precious! These images and hundreds more are available at Magnolia-licious™ from Diana.  You must check out the latest "Stampin'Bella" images she is carrying.  Sooooo cute!

Here is the front of my card.  I've used some happy halloween dp with Eggplant, Only Orange and Basic Black CS from SU.  I had just a little bit of the black and white large baker's twine to outline a couple of  the layers.  Tilda is colored with Copic markers with Orange Stickles on her shoes.  The little Ghosts and bats are from a ribbon border which has been in my stash for years.  Finally get to use it!

Here is a closer look at Miss Tilda.  I used a MS punch for the corner of her panel.

And here are a couple of views of the inside of the Book Card.

I used only purples and oranges for their clothing.  I think those are the best Halloween colors.

The panel to the left of this inside panel says Happy Halloween with lots of spider webs around it.  I don't have a clue where I acquired this stamp, but I've had it for ages.

I put very few adornments on this card other than the few ghosts and bats and a little of the black and white stripped yarn.  The paper itself was busy enough.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing what I've prepared for this challenge and will feel inspired to join in the fun at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

See you there...
Many blessing and Hugs XX

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Just a Note...

Good morning all, I have a short post to share with you.

I was asked to create 12 Thank You note cards for a function at our church.
I had four already made so I needed to create 8 more.  Here is what I came up with...

For these four I used (from L - R) Bohemian Peony Tilda, Love Laced Shoes Tilda, Virgo Tilda and Christmas Kitchen Tilda
For these four I used Mo's Digital Images.From L to R - Sophie, Big Shoes, Lil Ballerina and Make a Wish
All images are colored with Copic Markers and I used scraps of DP and CS.

Thanks for dropping by to look.
Many blessings to you

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A little Wednesday Inspiration from Magnolia-licious

Good day to you!  It's Hump day, but also "W"ednesday inspiration day.  It is ny turn, along with Suzi McManus to share what we've come up with.  First here are some simple rules to put you in the running for a delightful surprise gift from Diana at Magnolia-licious!

Happy "W"ednesday!
We are back to share artistic varieties of:
Wee Stamps
Wild Rose Studio
Penny Black
Saturated Canary
From the Hollow Fairy Stamps
Dollhouse Collection
and Crafter’s Companion stamps
Enjoy the newest DT projects below…
…and don't forget to
leave a comment here and the DT
blogs for a chance to win the
Weekly Comment Prize.
For my inspiration piece I decided to make a 12 by 12 No Cut gift box.  These are so easy and you can make up a bunch, leave them flat stored in a drawer and pull them out as you need them.  A very handy idea....

Here I've used Lomasi (Pretty Flower) from Wee Stamps.  I was waiting to use her on a fall project.  She just spoke Autumn to me!  She is colored with Copic markers with highlights to her beads with Atyou Spica Pens.  Because I wanted my image to be on display, I attached the circle a little lower on the belly band.  This way  the circle props up the box.

Here is a closer look at Lomasi.  I think she is just so stinkin' cute!

There is nothing inside my box as yet.  I will find some special 'something' to fill it with and then give it to a friend.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Inspiration piece. 

Many blessings and hugs XX

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Magnolia-licious New Challelnge - Use Craft Paper.

Good morning people.  There is a new challenge taking place at Magnolia-licious™ Challenge Blog.  Our these this fortnight is "Use Craft Paper"

You could be the winner of a wonderful surprise package from Diana by doing the following:

We would love to hear from you so leave a comment
on the challenge blog or the DT blogs this
week for a chance to win a
surprise from Magnolia-licious.

Here is my card for this challenge.

 I have used #3005 Sweet Tilda with a Balloon.  I used the out of the box technique and colored her with Copic Markers.  The Sentiment is from LOTV.  The striped bakers twine came with the corrugated circle panel behind Tilda.  The edging at the left upper corner is made using a die from the Dookickey Christmas Vol. Two set.  All other embellies are from my stash.

A closer look at Tilda.

How I finished the inside of my card.  I used Mini Tilda with a Balloon and the sentiment is from Hobby Lobby.  In the middle I made a panel which folds out when the card is open and is stamped with a sentiment which I picked up at Jo Ann's and is colored with Atyou Spica Pens.

Here is a closer look at Mini Tilda on her panel.

I also used a bit more twine to edge each right and left panel where it meets the craft paper in the center.  The empty panel on the right is for your own personal message.

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A rose by any other name

Ciao, Ciao. 
 A new challenge is up at Magnolia-licious™.  Our theme is time around is "Add a Rose"

How to Play
Enter a project by October 12
You must use a stamp from any stamp line
carried by the Magnolia-licious store
on your project
Create a project that follows our theme
No Back-linking...NEW projects only
No more than 3 entries per person, per challenge please
Turn off Word Verification if you would like DT comments
One random winner will receive a
Surprise gift from Magnolia-licious.

You will find some delightful inspiration pieces on the other DT blogs, but this is what I came up with... 

I chose to make a Wine Bottle tag and found some pretty rose DP in my stash.  Okay, so I wouldn't want to give this to a guy, but I thought it made a pretty tag for a girls night out.  I have used #3031 I give you a rose Tilda.  If your interested in purchasing her, or any other wonderful Magnolia images, you will find them HERE at Diana's store.

Here is a closer look at my sweet Tilda.  I love her freckles!  Aren't they adorable?  She is colored with Copic Markers on X-press It Blending Card.  I used Stardust stickles on her shoes
Of course, the theme of this challenge is "Add a Rose" so I did just that.  I covered the top of the tag with pretty roses and a butterfly and some curly-cues.
I wanted to add some stability to my tag, to I designed it to have a flap down the back and secured the tag to the bottle with a ribbon.  If this were a Hostess gift, the recipient would receive the bottle as well as the tag and the tag could be used again and again.  Wouldn't that be fun, to kind of Pay it Forward.  Who knows how many lives it would bring joy to.  The tag will also lay pretty flat (except for the flowers).

Well dear friends, that's it!  I hope you have enjoyed my post and as always, I love to read your awesome comments.

Blessings to all,
Barb xxx

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Four Little Sweeties

Hello, dear friends.  I have a short post for you today.  I have made four little note cards for a friend of mine.  It was a request which I'm delighted to fulfill.

They are 4" x 3" and I made envelopes to match.  The DP I used is from the same stack so all the colors coordinate, but a different pattern on each.

Please visit Diana's store to see the huge and discounted stock she carries.  Hundreds of dies, varied stamp companies and lots of accessories needed to make your cards.

Here they are:
From left to right I've used...
#392 Tilda with Ribbon Shoes (no longer available)
#3031 I Give You a Rose Tilda
#3044 Lazy Tilda
#388 Tilda With Knee Socks

A closer look at each...

This is how I finished the inside of each card.  The sentiments are from a retired SU stamp set called God's Way...

Thanks for stopping by to view my blog.  Your comments are always much appreciated.

Blessings and hugs,

Magnolia-licious™ New Challenge. Push, Pull or flip; cards with motion


Hello, Magnolia Friends!
We have a new challenge for you this week
and our theme is..
Push, Pull, Flip  Cards with motion 

We would love to hear from you so leave a comment
on the challenge blog or the DT blogs this
week for a chance to win a
surprise from Magnolia-licious.

I found a video online to make this neat card. 

This is the front of my card.  I've used SU DP and card stock, a Martha Stewart punch for the border, The sentiment is SU "Blooming With Kindness" retired set.

This is how the card opens.  the flap, which was held in place by the emblem in the circle, lifts up and over the sentiment circle

The next panel drops down to reveal my Virgo Tilda who is perched on a small panel of matching DP.  I've decorated the salutation panel with the stamped emblem and a few dots and lines at the perimeter of the panel.

Here is that upper panel with Tilda and some sentiments stamped all over the panel.

A quick side view to show you kind of how it works.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you will be inspired to join in the fun on the Challenge Blog and by leaving your comments on other DT blogs, will have a chance to win a surprise package from Diana, the lovely owner of Magnolia-licious.

Blessings and hugs,

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Magnolia-licious™ B L O G H O P Time Theme" Summer Fun"

Hello friends and welcome to Magnolia-licious's™ third Blog Hop of 2015.
This one is a winner and you're going to see some awesome projects done by my DT buddies.

So here is how it works.  You need to start at the very beginning of the hop and you can find the order here at the Challenge Blog.  From beginning to end each of the DT are linked to the next in line so it's easy to follow along.  However...if you get lost or you are jumping in at my blog, please click on the link to take you directly to the Challenge Blog to start at the beginning.

So, you should have just hopped over from Katie's delightful blog to get here.  If you somehow missed her, just click on her name and it will take you directly to her blog.  From my blog, you will hop on over to Julie's awesome blog.  Just click on her name and you'll hop right there.

Here is how I interpreted our theme...

I call this "A group Hug" as I have three projects and will explain each one individually.

 My first project was to make a new cheque book cover. Summer means travel and that involves spending and I needed a new cheque book cover soooo badly.  Here I've used #213 Summer Beach Tilda and used the Out of the Box technique to fit her on the front.  I also did some embroidery on each project.  I started out with just one 6 x 6 inch piece of designer paper, but I managed to used a piece of it on each image.

Here is a closer look at sweet Tilda.  I've used Copic Markers for my coloring with a dash of pink chalk for her cheeks.  I mixed and blended Y32 with BG10, 72 and 57 for her bathing suit and hair bow.

On the back of my cheque book I embroidered and pretty patter that reminded me of waves and sewed the pattern with a Bermuda colored variegated thread.
My second project was to add a Tilda to the front of my little metal note book with pen.  It's small and easy to through into your beach bag to make to do lists or exchange addresses with a new friend.  Here I've used #275 Tilda with Lace Jeans.  Can you see how I've used a small piece of that DP to paper piece her jeans?  There is no embroidery on this piece as I wanted to keep the surface completely flat.  I did finish the entire image piece with some Microglaze to protect it from finger prints and spills - like chocolate Ice Cream!

Here is a closer look at how I colored her.  These two pictures didn't turn out so well, she is really cuter in real life.
Summer is THE time to grill and have friends over and just kick back and relax.  I made this little gift bag to take as a hostess gift (with something inside of course).  Here I've used #244 Burger Tilda and #535 Tilda's Barbecue.  I stitched a little corner flare in colors to match the flames on the grill.  I also stamped off the burger in Tilda's hand and popped it up with a dimensional. I've used a scrap of my DP for Tilda's apron. 
Here is a closer look at Miss Tilda and her tasty burger.  Hard to tell that the burger is 3-D.

Here is the flip side of the gift bag.  What is summer without ice cream????  This is PL14 Tilda with Dripping Ice Cream.  I used the same corner embroidery but used a soft colored embroidery thread that reminded me of ice cream.

A closer look.  I gave Tilda some chocolate ice cream and used some Glossy Essentials on the ice cream. I've used again, a scrap of that DP for Tilda's outfit. 
Well my dears...we've come to the end of my portion of the hop.  From here you're going to Julie's blog to continue your hop.  Leaving a comment in each gal's comment section puts your name in for a special surprise gift from Diana at Magnolia-licious.

Thanks for hopping along with us.

Blessing and hugs,

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Magnolia-licious Challenge - Add an Animal

Hello again everyone!  It's the fourth Tuesday of the month and time again to put forth another challenge for you.

This time our challenge is "Add an Animal" to your project.  You can use any of the sweet Magnolia Animal images or combine an animal with another Magnolia Image.  There is a huge choice out there and you can check out what's available HERE in Diana's Magnolia-licious™ store. 

We would love to hear from you so leave a comment
on the challenge blog or the DT blogs this
week for a chance to win a
surprise from Magnolia-licious.

This is called a "Sliding Pocket Card" and since I was just trying it out for the first time I had to make two.  This one is a 5 X 5 card and the images I chose are #392 Tilda With Ribbon Shoes from the newest Sakura Collection from Magnolia.
My other image is #430 "Cat" from a much older collection.
Here is what the card looks like when you slide the tab up.  The little cat moves up when the sentiment  panel is raised.  The sentiment here is from SU Banner Blessings set. 

The next card is actually the first one I tried, and it is an A2 size.The directions were obtained from Splitcoaststampers, and are available to members.

Here is a view of the Pocket Card with the panel not raised.  I used #488 Puppy Love Viola for this card and the sentiment is from SU "From the Herd" set.  I also used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder called Distressed Lines on the front panel.

Here is a closer look at Viola and how I colored her.  This card was sent to a friend who is recovering from a stroke.  I thought it would be a good therapy card - hehehe!

Here is the card with the panel lifted up.  As you can see, Viola moves with the card.  The inside sentiment is also from From The Herd stamp set.

All images were colored with Copic markers and most of the cardstock is from SU.  Ribbon, flowers, and other embellishments are from my stash.

That's it for me this week.  I'll be back soon with another project.  Our next challenge is the August Blog Hop, so I hope you'll be back to see what I've created for that one.

See you soon,
Many blessings,

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happy Hump Day!

Hello, hello friends. 

 It's Wednesday, and today my fellow DT buddy Norma Lee and I have the pleasure of presenting our inspiration pieces.

I have made a Criss Cross card using SU Blackberry Bliss and Some Hello Honey accents.

Here is my card:

The sentiment is from a retired SU set called Blooming with Kindness.  The large ribbon is a piece of retired ribbon from SU which I've had for eons.  I THINK it is Barely Banana, but I'm not sure.  The other bits of ribbon are Blackberry Bliss from SU.

Here is the stamped panel which lifts out by the little tab.  The image is #241 Tilly With Flowers from the Wild Rose Studios line.  She is available at Diana's online store and so much more.
 Here is a closer look at Tilly and how I colored her...The sentiment on this panel is from Hobby Lobby.

I'm sorry about the yellow tint to my cards lately.  I just have a new Light Box and it seems that everything has a yellow cast.  I'm working on remedying the situation.  I think a change of bulbs is in order. 

Well that's it from me.  I hope you'll be inspired to try some of the precious images from Wee Stamps, Penny Black, Wild Rose Studios, Saturated Canary, Candibean, From the Hollow Fairies and Doll House collection which Diana carries.

Many blessings