Thursday, October 30, 2008

Warm Winter Wishes

Good evening! Here is my Chilly Tilda all ready for Christmas!
I just love these colors~all dp is from the Basic Grey Wassail 6x6 pad. It's wonderful!
My card base is Always Artichoke, then a layer of Cranberry Crisp. The scalloped circle is also Cranberry Crisp. After that is a circle of Pink Priohette. The circle that Tilda is on is from the BG pad, as is the red strip and the sentiment oval. The circle and strip are cuttlebugged with the snowflake folder, then shaded with Mellow Moss and Bravo Burgundy, respectively. I ahd also stamped the snowflake circle with snowflakes in Mellow Moss. You may be able to see that if you click on the photo to enlarge.
The ribbon is from my stash and I used it because it had these colors. I put white gel dots around the scalloped circle, but since I had sponged it with burgundy they turned pink! The holly leaves are also made by Magnolia, they are called Thistle leaves and are in Diana's US store:
I stamped them on dp from the pad and then colored with my copic markers to add shading. The "berries" are white pearls that I colored with a copic marker! Neat, huh?
I'm sure you can tell I added stickles to Tilda and to the snow behind her ( I may add more later!)
Finally, here are the colors I used to color Tilda:
Face: E00. E02, R20 for cheeks
Greens (including leaves): BG93, YG63, G99
Browns (hair and boots): E33, E35
Pinks,: R20, RV21, and R59
I used the colorless blender quite a bit to remove color from her green outfit.
And, now, my husband wants the computer I'm working on. I have treat bags to get ready for tomorrow anyway!
Thanks for stopping by! Would love to "hear" what you think!
Hope you've had a good day!

Sorry, a tease!

My house is back in order, and the creative juices are flowing this morning but I have to get to school and I don't want to just throw the card together. This IS a tease, but the good news is that the stamp is available NOW!
This is chilly Tilda! She is available from Diana at
Diana is also having a sale on Halloween and Fall images and JUST got her Christmas and Winter Magnolia!
For this Chilly Tilda I used my copics and I'm using the Basic Grey Wassail paper. The colors are artichoke, cranberry and pink! Gotta love those colors! It's so upsetting not to finish the card now, but I must get to work!
So sorry! PLEASE come back later! I will get the whole card posted!
Thanks! Cheryl

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Give thanks for Pumpkins!

Good morning! This card was sort of a personal Limited Supply challenge this morning!

We really do live in a 'cottage sized' house and we are having carpets cleaned in 3 of the rooms today. This means that last night EVERYTHING that could be moved had to be moved somewhere else! Not an easy task in a small house! Well, we got it done, but I can't get to many of the items in my craft room, hence the limited supplies! (And the poor photo-where's my OTT light?, no idea!) Looks like I took the picture through a yellow filter! LOL!

I used a Summer Sun card base, stamped in Pumpkin Pie with Linen bg. The Kiwi Kiss layer is stamped with Paisley, in Old Olive then the Pumpkin Pie layer is stamped in Really rust. Gotta love tonal colors! My main image is masked and stamped on watercolor paper that is really cream colored and then watercolored with reinkers. I don't know what the set is and can't get to it to check. Could it be Season of Thanks or Give Thanks? The image was colored previously and happened to be on my stamp table!

Enjoy your day! We'll be putting our house back together this evening! But the carpets will be CLEAN!! Yeah! Thanks for stopping in!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Quickie and an Oldie!

Good morning! I'm sorry to have been neglectful!
I hadn't forgotten I should post, just had a lack of time and energy! Spent Sunday with a whopper of a headache, then back to work yesterday! Poof! Weekend gone!
This Tilda card is an oldie (from a few weeks ago) I just like her! She is Patch Tilda available from the U.S. Magnolia store here:
This second card is a new quickie! I HAVE to get my Halloween cards out on time! What good is a Halloween card when it's almost Thanksgiving!
I stamped my image in black then sponged with Summer sun and then Pumpkin Pie. Done! A simple layout and some great paper, a few stickles and ribbon and my card was finished! It goes in the mail today to my nephew in Seattle, WA. Hope it makes it on time
Thanks for coming by! I'll try to get organized again so my posts are ready with card details!
Hope your day is terrific!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy birthday, Gloria!

Good morning! I made this card for my sister, the oldest "child" in our family. She's 60 today!
Before I go further I must admit that this is a total CASE from a card I knew I had to make as soon as I saw it. Credit where credit is due! Kim's card is actually much better than mine and here it is:
(note to self: learn to hyperlink!) Isn't that a great card!?
My sister collects owls so I think she'll like this little guy! She is very special to us because after we lost our mom almost 4 years ago :( she moved in with and took care of my dad until he passed in July of '08. She had just retired and gave up her apartment to do this. We can never repay her for the blessings she gave in keeping my dad at home, his greatest desire. Gloria has 5 brothers and sisters (me included!) who love her very much!
Kim explained the card so well (and I'm sitting here crying) so I will link her excellent blog if anyone else wants to know how she got such fabulous, rich colors!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend! I'm cleaning house and cooking dinner tomorrow to celebrate Gloria's birthday! Hope your day includes stamping and creating!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Sale so GOOD it's SCARY!

Hi! There's a sale at Magnolia USA, Diana Crick's Magnolia store! Magnolia (Sweden) was late in getting the Halloween images to her. When they came, she uploaded them right away AND PUT THEM ON SALE! 30% off! Generous, huh? Here's the link:

This card has two of the images, the Tilda with Spider and the carved pumpkin-you get TWO in the set (this is the taller one)!

My card base is So Saffron, then a layer of Basic black. The Dp layer is Creative Imaginations, Melange collection. The my image on Papertrey White Select. the Jack o' lanterni is on a dimensional. The bats are a Martha Stewart punch and the ribbon is from Martha Stewart, too.

I colored with copics (colors below) and sponged the edges of the main panel with So Saffron. Added a few stickles and some touches of white gel pen.

Here are the colors I used: Face-E00, Eo2, R20. Dress and Apron: Y21, Yog, Y17, Yr16, Yr61, YG91, YG25, YG63, Eo8. Greys: C-3, C-5, C-7. Around image: YG91 (such a versatile color).

I also got my sister's birthday card done, so that will be tomorrow's post. She collects OWLS! Hope you can check it out!

Thanks for checking in today! Cheryl

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Good morning!
I made this card for some snowbird friends of ours! Snowbirds are those friends who head south for the winter! Most of the ones we know are retired teachers and head Sout at this time of year! Lucky!
I know I've used this layout before, but it seemed perfect again!
The card base is Baja Breeze, then a layer of Buckaroo Blue. The other colored layers are all dp from My Mind's Eye! They have such quality paper with great colors! This is from the Tres Jolie line. I embossed the snowflake layer with a new folder and by Cuttlebug. The striped layer is MME, and, Oops!, I just realized the next layer is the wonderful Bo Bunny dotted that I wrote about yesterday. The scalloped "frame" is also MME dp, sponged with Rose Red.
I stamped the two trees from Magnolia in black then colored them brown with a copic marker. The sky is sponged Soft Sky and the snowflake background (Magnolia) is stamped in Baja Breeze. Then Liquid Applique and stickles applied for winter sparkle! Really it is this beautiful in Western New York! (Right, Lisa!?)
This wonderful Traveler Tilda is colored with copics. Ribbon and corner pearls were added and my card was done! I hope you like it!
Copic markers used:
Blues: BG10 and BG72 (my favorites)
Browns: YG91, E35 (used for hair too)
Skin: E00, E02 and R20 for cheeks
Tree: E37
Any two light pinks will work for ribbons (In other words, I'm not sure which ones I grabbed!)
Thanks for visiting today! I really appreciate it!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Scary, huh? I made this card on the weekend. I had bookclub last night. No stamping for me! Just good friends, good wine, good food and good conversation!
This adorable image is from Whipper Snapper. It was so fun to color! I used my copics and will list the colors below.
I am just crazy about orange with aqua right now! The card base is Soft Sky stamped in Papertrey's Aqua Mist with the CHF background. The half layer is the beautiful Bo Bunny cardstock. It's 12x12 and heavy. One side is solid and the other is these wonderful tonal dots. It comes in MANY colors! Then I matted my image with a layer of Baja Breeze and Pumpkin Pie. The image layer is PTI white select. The ribbon is also from Papertrey Ink.
As I said I colored with copic markers. I used the following:
Sign and post:E00, E31, E33, E37
Grass: YG03, YG25
Cat: C-3 and C-5
Pumpkin: Y06, Y08, Y17 and YR16
Ghost and around image: BG10, Bg72
I really blend the heck out of the background coloring to smooth it out.
In general the idea with copics is to saturate your paper with the colors. You can often see color on the back of my images. I usually color in small circles when the area is large enough.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, October 20, 2008

It's all about Autumn!

Good morning!
I colored this Happy Hoppers image with my copics. I colors so beautifully! What I marvel at is how the apple "ends" look like I used green, but I didn't! I think it must be the stamp!
I used Apricot Appeal for my card base. Stamped my favorite Cornish Heritage Farms bg on it in Pumpkin Pie and then used a sponge to distress the edges with Distress ink in Walnut Stain. The next layer is black, then Pumpkin Pie and finally the image layer with Papertrey white select cardstock.
Now to the coloring! I colored a few of these awhile ago so I'm trying to remember now! Not an easy task early Monday morning!
Basket: E31, E33, E35, E37
Bunny: YG91 and E31, cheeks: E93, E95
Apples: Y15, Y17, YR04, R17, R27, R59
Handle: Yg93, Yg95, G99, greys for metal and then a spica pen
Grass: Yg93, Yg95
the sky is sponged with Sof Sky ink pad.
Thanks for stopping by! More Magnolias coming this week! I colored some yesterday and then made some quick Halloween cards! Before I knew it the day was gone!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I messed up!

I don't know what I did but, obviously the rest of my narative is gone. I'll try again!
The Whipper Snapper ghost is stamped on paper trey white with Memento Tuxedo black. He is colored with BG10 and around the outside I used YG91. Both are softened with the blender pen (0). I used my cloud template and Soft Sky around him and added stickles to his body. His nose and cheeks are R00 and R22.
The card base is black, then a layer of Baja Breeze and the dep is Creative Imaginations-Melange. My little ghose is layered on a nestability of black and then Not Quite Navy. Dots are made with a white gel pen.
I added a layer of BB inside which I sponged clouds on. I'll add the sentiment "Have a Spooky Halloween" BOO!!

(The first post was better! Wonder where it went!)
Have a great day!

Inspiration challenge-BOO!!

I made this card for the SCS Inspiration challenge today.

It was a group of beautiful pillows

Friday, October 17, 2008

Stack of Pumpkins

Good morning!
I think Autumn/fall/Halloween cards are my favorites to make! Mainly because I love the color choices for fall!
This is a simple card for my great nephew! It will be his first Halloween. Doesn't this look like a Halloween baby card?
It's a stamp made by Whipper Snapper stamps. It's a big one, so there's not much to do but color, adhere and you're done!
The card base is Soft Sky stamped in Papertrey's Aqua Mist with a background by Cornish Heritage Farms. (I spread my money to ALL companies!) The next layer is Pumpkin Pie and the image layer is Papertrey white select cardstock stamped in Memento tuxedo black.
I colored this great image with prisma pencils and mineral spirits. I want to work more with this medium, but I seem to grab the copics more often. I almost always sponge the edges of my colored layers with a darker shade of the same color. The pumpkin pie layer is sponged with pumpkin and the aqua mist layer is sponged with baja breeze.
The ribbon is from Michael's (and from my stash!)
Thanks for stopping by! I can't tell you how much I appreciate your company!
Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Winter Beauty

I love fall, but there is so much beauty in the winter, too!
While I was coloring the image I posted Monday I also colored this one. Aren't red and turquoise so great together?
I used Basic Grey Figgy Pudding for my paper. The card base is Baja Breeze, then a layer of retired Blue Bayou. The nestabilities oval is cut from Ruby Red as is the oval punch. I almost always use Papertrey white for my image stamping and this is no exception.
I had this sparkly snowflake button and it stuck after I cut the back off. I used liquid applique and then Stardust stickles on the trees. I don't think it shows (unless you click to enlarge the picture, but I used a soft blue H2O on her jacket. (Lisa, I finally bought some H2os!!) White gel pen dots around the ovals and some extra stickles on her lantern and wings and I put it all together. This card is kind of a companions to this one:
Now, I'll have to do spring and summer Tildas!
I got the Winter Trees and the Tilda with lantern here: from Diana Crick's store.
I'm sorry this is getting long, but listing the colors of copics seems to make people happy and I'm all about that!
Here they are: Face E00, E02 and cheeks R20. Browns: E31, E33, E35, E37, Reds R05, R17, RV29 and R46. I also used a light pink on the underside of her hat, don't remember which one (sorry), blues: BG10, BG72, BG09
Thanks for reading all this!
So happy to have internet again! It's going to be a great day!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Day Two

I'm so sorry! Computer problems prevented me from posting a new card this morning! I'm on my school computer and must get started on my work to get ready for the kids! Just wanted to stop in here first!
Hopefully, problems will be fixed tonight and I can post!
A HUGE Thank you to all of you who looked, commented, and/or joined! You make me feel so special!
Have a great day! Cheryl

Monday, October 13, 2008

Okay, I've done it!

Now what do I do?! I'm trying not to panic!

This is the card I made yesterday for the terrific Anne Ryan! She leaves the nicest comments on Splitcoast!

I used two of the stamps I got from Diana Crick here:

She picked me as one of the design team members for her US store! That's a huge part of the reason that I started this blog. Thank you, Diana!

I colored this wonderful Tilda with lantern with my copics. When I cut her out I cut off the wings that are part of the image. I didn't think the angel worked for this one.

I have mostly Ciao markers so I will list the colors I used. (No neat picture of the colors as I've seen others do! Sorry)

aqua- BG10, BG09, BG72, skin- E00, E02, R20, hair- Y21, E33, browns- E31, E33, E43, E35, E08 and E77

I cut the oval with my nestabilities, then sponged soft sky and a little baja breeze BEFORE removing it from the cutting die. Then I stamped the snowflakes (another Magnolia fromDiana) in Baja Breeze.
The bg paper is from Kaiser (Jade Garden) and the dotted paper is from Bo Bunny. I punched snowflakes from SU shimmer paper, bit they needed more so I added stickles and the aqua pearls from Kaiser. Layers are distressed with Tim Holtz vintage photo ink. The card base is Hunter Green but I think it's old because it used to have a dark teal look to it. Then there is a layer of Baja Breeze and a layer of Really rust.

I will try, in the future, to explain more about how I color. I will say, for now, that I start with a lighter color because you can always go darker. I DO use the blender quite a bit.
More another time, I promise!
I'm anxious to see how this posts!
Thanks for reading!


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