Thursday, September 22, 2011

My KAOS cards...

I lost an entire week of crafting during my recent illness, but I'm back up and running now and feeling oh so much better. When I received my KAOS card from Norma, I was thrilled to have an award that can sit on my desk and I can look at it all the time. If you want information about KAOS cards please check my posting here.

The three people I want to pass this award on to are Julie Price (Stamps Paper Ribbon N Things), Nancy Miller (Nancys Niceities) and Natalie Grantham (ngcards). These sweet gals have blown me away with their crafting talent and encouraging words. It's wonderful to pass the award off to each of you and I hope you'll enjoy it!

One of the nice things about this award is that you don't have to pass it on if you care not to! How easy is that?! But who doesn't want to pass on this kind of blessing - I, for one, just couldn't resist.

Here are my cards...

I captured the idea for these round cards from Bev Rochester's blog. I didn't have the large scalloped edge die so I just made mine plain round. I borrowed the idea for the ribbon and bows from her also, but from there I created my own card. You will notice that I have four cards up there. Well one of them is a thank you card for Norma! I wanted to thank her for sending me the award and doing such a beautiful job on it - right down to a custom envelope made with beautiful paper and sealed with velcro. It was a beautiful sight to see in my mail box!!!

Here are some close ups of each card. These images are available from Diana on her Magnolia-licious online store.

This one is #3039 LONGING TILDA. I used scrap paper for each of my cards so I have no idea who the maker of the paper is. I added a small cluster of paper roses and curlycues, seam binding and some pearls around the scallop. The letters were purchased for this project and are popped up on pop dots. Cardstock is SU Bravo Burgundy, Xpress It Blending card and Bazzill white.

Here is #266 TILDA ON ELBOWS. I used more flowers, SU Pumpkin Pie Ribbon and Ballet Blue Cardstock.

Here is #3039 LONGING TILDA again. This time I used SU Cranberry Crisp, Magnolia Strawberry dp, white seam binding, SU Bravo Burgundy 1/4 grosgrain ribbon and white pearls

This is my thank you card for Norma. Again I used #266 TILDA ON ELBOWS and dressed Tilda completely in pink. I use more SU 5/8" grosgrain ribbon and card stock in Regal Rose. The pink pearls are from my stash and the thank you sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe.

I used the following copics:

Skin - E00,000,0000,11 and chalk for the cheeks
Hair - E35,Y26,21, E25,27,53,C9,7,5,3,
Clothing - G24,40,82; B21,93,95; R39,59,46,81,83,89
Wings were done with Waterfall and Fruit Punch Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today. I hope you'll get inspired to get creative with your Maggies too!



  1. These are all so beautiful, Barb! Your colouring is amazing! Glad you're feeling better.

  2. Barb, these are soooo pretty. And I agree with you, I love this type of award.I find your cards totally beautiful! the shape is really pretty, I will keep this in mind.!! and I am glad to read you are feeling better.

  3. GORGEOUSNESS, every one!!!!! These ladies will be blown away by your kindness!!!! Each image is sweeter than the next!!! What a wonderful award!!!!
    Hope all is going well at your house!!!!

  4. Boy do I feel slack now!!! :) Your cards are all lovely and I'm sure will be gratefully received by all!!! Beautiful work Barb and so glad you are feeling better!

  5. These cards are so adorable. Looks like I need to try something different now than the cards I usually make. I like how you say you "borrowed" the idea. I'm going to use that phrase myself from now on! So here's the first time I'll use it......"I'm going to borrow your idea and do one of these cards Barb." LOL Thanks.

  6. So cute! They look like fans to me (though too cute to be used for that purpose, obviously).

  7. Barb! These are all so great! You've done a wonderful job on all of them and I'm sure the recipients will adore them!!

  8. Oh Barb, these are delightful! I can't thank you enough that one of these is for me, I'm thrilled! Thankyou so much. I will watch the mail with anticipation.
    Hugs Julie P

  9. Barb, I could say these are so gorgeous, but then we all know that, I could say your work is the most beautiful I have ever seen, but then we all know that, I could say you do the hardest work even though you are sick but then we all know that, so all I will say is you are devine, one of a kind and the sweetest, most adorable person I know and make beautiful cards...
    Hugs, Jean
    PS And you deserve many more awards!

  10. Hi Barb! Thanks for the education....I've never heard of these cards before. I must say they are really beautiful. What a lovely idea to have something to place on your desk to admire all day long!!!!!

  11. These are SO pretty! Just wonderful!
    Rene :D

  12. Wow! these are gorgeous Barb.
    Such a lovely idea. Beautifully made and I know they will be greatly received.
    Hugs Maz

  13. you sure deserved the KAOS from Norma and rose to the challenge of making a few of the same award cards, these are just gorgeous and i love that shape you used i am also gonna get going and make a few that same shape, sterling work as always BFF with fabulous coloring.

  14. OMGoodness your cards are gorgeous as always.
    I know that they will love them.
    hugs Linda

  15. These are so sweet, I love the shape, those sweet Tilda's are beautifully coloured. Adorable creations Barb.
    Suzi x

  16. Oh Barg, these are so gorgeous! LOVE the design and your coloring is always over the top spectacular! These ladies are extremely lucky to receive one of your masterpieces! Soooo glad to hear you're feeling so much better! Have a wonderful weekend!
    love and hugs

  17. i love each one of them!! They are absolutely gorgeous Barb. As always your coloring and your choice of colors are excellent.

  18. oooh, Barb, I LOVE MY CARD! You didn't have to do it, but I'm sooooo...glad you did...LOL. I can't wait to see it in real life. I know it's going to look even more fab than in your picture. Love the the unique design.

  19. There are simply adorable! I think each one has such a lovely personality that I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite-love them all.

  20. WOWZERS girl!! These creations are all just gorgeous!! Brilliant coloring! :)

  21. Wow Barb - this was such a sweet idea - love it a lot more than the other kind of awards. You have made some gorgeous cards and I know your recipients will be honored and thrilled to have your art work!

  22. These cards are so very cute. How sweet and wonderful of this awards. I am sure they all will totally adore the cards :o)

  23. Hi gorgeous! You really do such a beautiful job with these little Mini Maggies! I'd say that you're Mini projects are the most creative and beautifully executed projects out there! You rock! Hugs. Pat


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