The image is colored with copic markers. I added lots of white and red poinsettia flowers and a bit of gingham ribbon with red and green bells around the image. I also added lots of Liquid Applique (white), Stickles and Shabby White Frantage on the fur in the image and on snowy ground.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I am off to finish cooking and preparing for a wonderful holiday dinner. Have a great day!
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
LDRS has a brand new set of 10 adorable CandiBean stamps being released on
We're so excited about it that we wanted to kick things off with a DT Blog Hop and a
GIVEAWAY!!! (see details at the bottom of this post)
This new release features the most adorable images! These 10 images will extend the joy of the
winter season, celebrating the briskness in the air and magic of snowfall.
They will take you right into the love and romance of Valentine's
Day, as well as a celebration of friendship. We just know you're going to love them as much as we do :-) You can get a peek at the entire collection right here:
To show off how utterly adorable this collection is, the amazingly talented LDRS DT has put together some awesome projects to show you. We hope you'll take a few minutes to Hop on through to see the gorgeous projects that you can create with these CandiBean stamps.
For my card, I selected "Wendy's Bouquet ". I colored her with copic markers (Bv00, 11, &17/W7,5,3, & 0) and all of the design paper is from my favorite Little Darlings Paper Pad, "Petals and Lace".
Just look at those muted purple, lavender and grays. There are also shabby pink papers in this 6x6 paper pad. This image, like the other Candibean images, is so versatile, whether for birthday or Valentine's Day, all you have to add is a coordinating sentiment and you are good to go! For those who have asked HOW I PACKAGE OR SEND these thickly embellished cards, please check out my FAQ page . There you will find info on the specific size box envelopes I use, as well as other great tips and resources !
and a close up of this adorable image...
We're giving away a FULL
SET of the 10 stamp collection above to one lucky winner!!! You can enter
very easily by doing the following: 1. Add your name to the inLinkz list in the right sidebar of theInspiration BlogHERE 2. Subscribe to theInspiration BlogHERE 3. Be or become a Member of our FaceBook group using this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/203892166380806/
Happy Saturday! I have some exciting news to share and a great blog hop to launch today, but before I share my card, I want to send out a huge "thank you" to the design team at 7 Kids College Fund for inviting me to join them! Tab's store was one of the first online stores where I purchased my "goodies" when I began papercrafting years ago. I continue shop there for so many of my cardmaking and scrapbooking supplies!
The Design Teamat 7 Kids College Fund is featuring a Christmas Blog Hop- 7 Kids Style! In addition to my new dt members, there are some veryspecial guest designers who have joined us for our Christmas Hop (see hop list below). In addition to seeing some great Magnolia Christmas creations,
ONE RANDOM HOPPER WILL WIN A
$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THE STORE,
THREE GUEST DESIGNERS WILL ALSO BE SELECTED!
Here is how you can win:
1. Make your way through all the blogs on the hop (see list below) and leave a comment on only each DT member's blog.
2 Return to the store HERE and leave a comment on the store blogtelling us how you liked the projects featured.
3. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 13th when we will announce the winner on the store blog!
For my card, I chose two images and masked"Tilda Singing Christmas Carols" and "Frosty the Snowman Text".... they are among my "oldies but goodies" stamps that just never go out of style!
The design paper is from an old K& Company Christmas pad called "Vision of Christmas" by Elizabeth Brownd. I fussy cut a page so the tree was in the area I needed and embellished around it. I added some roses, lace and a metal corner along with a sentiment from Great Impression stamps.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Follow along the blog hop below to see more fabulous Magnolia Christmas cards- 7 Kids Style! Don't forget to follow the rules above for a chance to win! Good Luck!
Good Morning! Can't believe October has come and gone so quickly.. now we gear up for the holidays which seem right around the corner. How excited am I to be posting a card as a guest designer forLive and Love Crafts! Gasp! Last week, actually on my birthday, I was reading facebook messages from family and friends, and Sandra popped in with her invite to join LLC for its November monthly challenge! What a coincidence and a very cool birthday present!
I learned about Live and Love Crafts sometime last year from Alyce and I was immediately hooked. From the Maja and Pion design papers to the bling and baubles and gorgeous, gorgeous lace- and so many unique, "you-won't-find-them-anywhere-else" embellishments...well, I became addicted! Everything is packaged like a beautiful gift, and my purchase arrives to my New York home all the way from the UK in no time...If you haven't visited, you must - but I warn you, you will find yourself going back again and again and again... This month's challenge is a "Photo Inspiration"...
For my card, I decided to use a color combination of the ivory and red (and a touch of green) from the inspiration photo. I also used a Vintage Photo as my focal point. I imported this lovely image into Adobe Photoshop Elements, and as the entire image was in black and white, I "tinted" just the little girl's flowers and headband a deep red to match my Maja design papers. I also added a "vintage" filter to give the entire image a more grainy, vintage look. (If you click on the "vintage photo" link above, you will see the difference).
The design papers are from Maja's "It's Christmas Time". The frame around the image is a Sizzix Thinlit Fancy Rectangle Frame which I love to use with vintage images. All edges of the design paper, image and die are distressed with Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo distress ink using the Inkssential Blending tool. Beneath the image, I layered the gorgeous Lace Alencon and then Rhinestone Lace over it. I am a big fan of the Shabby Crinkled Seam Binding that is hand dyed at LLC, so I used the bright white (a great color to have to dye your own colors) and dyed it myself using a mix of Aged Mahogany distress ink and water. Once I got the color I wanted, I twisted and scrunched it up until it dried. I added tiny rusty jingle bells and Stampin Up crystals on top of the ribbon knot.
Woo Hoo.. it is Friday...hope you are able to play a bit this weekend. Today begins another great challenge at A Creative Romance.The "Chic Crafters" have decided that "Metal" is our theme for the next two weeks, so we hope to see your creations there!
I really want to begin by saying how grateful I am to the ladies I have met in blog land who willingly share ideas and take the time to teach me what they know whether through emails back and forth or via facebook... I also want to thank my sister who, during her visit today, decided we should try something "new".
It all began yesterday when I saw a card on Pinterest that I just loved, both for its simplicity and its elegance. Thanks to watermarks, I traced it to the Joy of Scrappingblog, left a comment and within minutes, got an email from the artist (Joyce) explaining how she attached this lovely ribbon to her bride silhouette. Here is her beautiful card:
Cut to today. My sister came over to visit and I showed her the picture of this card. I told her how I wanted to try to do a similar card, but I did not have the silhouette image. I looked through my stash of stamps and recalled that I had a Stampendous Bride and Groom wood mounted stamp that might work. Here is a pic of the stamp I used...
It wasn't a "side view"silhouette image, but with my sister's prompting, and with NO plan of what I would use, (which is sooo not me) we decided to give it a try. Out came boxes of lace and tulle, flowers and glue.. it looked like my craft room blew up! So, here is my first attempt at using lace to embellish a stamped image.
I stamped the image on Make it Colour cardstock. I colored the groom with copic markers and distressed the bodice of the bride with distress ink. I cut around the outside of the image. Then I used half inch lace from The Ribbon Girls and twisted and ruffled as I glued in place. I cut the lace in strips and did one layer at a time rather than work with one long piece. I began at the bottom and worked my way up. On the final piece, I threaded the lace through the Diamante Buckle Slider, also from The Ribbon Girls, and tucked under the edges of the lace and glued in place. I embellished the lace with small pearls. Another idea would be to add a teeny tiny bow with my shabby seam binding, if I can learn to tie one!
As the lace added dimension to the image, I stamped ONLY the top of the dress a second time, distressed it with Walnut Stain and Tea Dye and added Glamour Dust, then I attached with pop dots to the bottom image!
All three design papers are from one 6x6 page of Pion's "For Father"- a fab blend of brownish gray (from Live and Love Crafts) that can only be perfectly matched and matted by a one-of-a-kind cardstock color "Smokey Shadow" by Papertrey Ink. I love the clock faces that are in the design paper as it went so well with the Just Rite stamped sentiment.Since I cut away the hangers from the stamped image, and because this is a "metal" challenge, I added Tim Holtz metal hangers that were "frantaged" behind the image and a metal corner. The final touches were crystals, pearl and tiny light and dark pink roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Thank you for hanging in there and reading all the way to the end of this long post! I look forward to trying this again, but next time with all my materials in place first- LOL! Why not hop over the A Creative Romance challenge blog and see what the rest of the design team has created, and then put your pedal to the metal (had to say it) and join us! Have a great weekend, and, as always, thank you for leaving a kind comment.
"Masquerade" is colored with copic markers and Polychromos pencils. I am just beginning to work with these pencils and have taken a few online classes but, as with any new technique or medium, it takes practice, practice, practice! The design paper is Kaisercraft's "Romance." I inked the edges of the dp's and die cuts with Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" distress ink.
Although the pics do not show it as well as I would like, the colors in the dp, the roses and on her dress DO match... I think the lighting creates a slight difference in the shading! I have wanted to play with the "mask" die from the Spellbinder Venetian Accents set for some time, and when I saw this image, I knew it would be perfect for this card.
The lovely ribbon and pearls are from Live and Love Crafts. The flowers are a mix from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections. The sentiment is from Create with TLC.
Hope you will stop by the Little Darlings Inspiration blog to see the other design team creations. Just scroll down for a look at the latest releases! Have a great day and thank you for your kind comments!
Good Morning and Happy Saturday...hope this post finds you well. A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to be a guest designer for a challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. I love their challenges and the design team is always an inspiration with their gorgous creations. The challenges feature shabby chic and vintage cards on all sort of themes.. the one that I am participating in is "Birds or Bird Nests".
I love birds. I have several feeders in my backyard and I position them so I can see them indoors or out from my patio door in our main living room... I just love to see all the different bird that come and visit. For two years, we had robin's nests in our yard and we actually watched the eggs hatch and the robins eventually fly out along with Mama, and just like this sentiment, they do it knowing they can fly! So neat...
Since my "birds and bird's nest challenge" card also had to have a vintage or shabby chic style, I decided not to color an image of a bird, but decided instead to use a sentiment and silhouette image as my focal point. I purchasedthis digital set from from Create with TLC/Artfire and it features two images and three sentiments! It is called "Faith of a Bird Vintage Image and Word Art ". Now I decided to make the silhouette of the bird on a branch image "transparent" yet visible, and then have the sentiment appear stamped over it. To achieve that look, I simply copied and pasted the bird on branch image into a Word document, and sized it. Then under "format" I selected "recolor" and then "transparent". It immediately faded the silhouette image which is just what I wanted. Then I copied and pasted the sentiment and placed it over the image and sized it to my liking. Since they are "png files", you can be creative with merging the images and sentiment. I printed it out on heavy weight ivory cardstock. I apologize if the photo does not capture the silhouette as much as it appears in person.
The design papers are from Pion. I tore the edges, then distressed them with my Zutter tool and Vintage Photo distress ink. I also sanded the edges of the green cardstock (thanks Fleur) for a more distressed look. That gorgeous lace and shabby seam binding are from Live and Love Crafts. I added three pearls (birds eggs??) on top of the ribbon. I stamped a script image on my canvas bird and attached to the design paper along with a metal corner from LLC. Last, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.. I did do a bit of stitching here but I must say that my machine did not like the thick Kraft cardstock and the feed dogs were working overtime, so next time I won't be testing this sewing machine with thick cardstock! I think I may invest in a less expensive machine for sewing on paper.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Why not visit Sugar Creek Hollow challenge blog and see what the design team has created. I promise you will be ooh-ing and ahhh-ing at the lovely vintage creations..why not join this challenge as well? I am sure the girls would love to see your creations! Have a great weekend and, as always, thank you for your kind comments!