Tuesday, October 13, 2009

B is for......

Buttons, bows, blue AND BLOGOVERSARY!!

I'm so glad you stopped in today! Cottage Creations is one year old!! It was a big step for me to do this and it is thanks to Diana Crick that I made the leap! She asked me to design for her with Magnolia images that she was just beginning to sell in the states and Canada! See below for blog candy info!

I love these images so much that I wanted the opportunity to show more stampers how beautiful they are. If I've inspired you in this past year I'm so grateful and you've inspired me ten times as much with your wonderful support and comments! I thank you!!

Enough gushing! I rushed to finish this card this morning and am happy with it. It has an old fashioned appeal with the light blue and cream. Actually Tilda's dress was a "clean, light blue" and not a good match so I took E42 and dirtied it up a bit!





I used confetti cream card stock from SU for the base. The dp is from a K& Co pad called Bailey.

The rest is pretty self explanatory, I hope and the copics I used are as follows:

E0000, E01, E93 skin; Y21, E17 and E25 hair; B41, B21, B0000 and E42

I'm pulling my blog candy together. It will certainly include a Basic Grey pad, a couple of Magnolia images, and a card that I would love to make for you! And probably more...

Just leave a comment here for this card and details will follow as soon as I can get my act together. Say anything you like in your comment (keep it clean! :) or tell me what is keeping you busy these days-work, deadlines, kids, whatever!


This is Jam Tilda,

Available now at

Magnolia-licious

With deep appreciation, I must get ready for work!
Have a great Tuesday!
Huge stampin' hugs,
Cheryl

106 comments:

hayward69 said...

This is fantastic. I love how you have coloured Tilda in and the colours you have used for the overall card. An inspiration to others.

Jayne xx

Scrapstampnmama said...

Congrats on your 1 year bloggaversary! The card of course is beautiful, love the coloring and the overall design. Thanks for sharing!

Tracey said...

Happy blogoversary Cheryl!! Your card is fabulous. I love the bow!!

Dawn B. said...

Way to go Cheryl.. I am appreciative that she encouraged you also because now we get to see your creations and I love them.. Great card.. I love the sponging you did.. I am busy these days STAMPING..hehe...Congratulations..

Mary said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! This card is gorgeous!

Mary

annemarie said...

this card is awesome and I too love the magnolia images and I'm a big fan of basic grey.
congratulations with your 1 year bloggaversary

hugs Annemarie

Michele Spera said...

First off congrats on your blog being 1:-)
I love this card and its soft colors and thats one great bow!! really lovely work:-)
XmicheleX

Tracy said...

Congratulations on your first year! Your work is so beautiful to look at, I am glad you decided to share it through a blog!

Kerry D-C said...

A blue beauty! Happy Blogoversary! I am so glad that you started to blog, because you are such an inspiration to me! Thank you for all that you share with us! (((hugs)))

Sharri Seffens said...

Congrats on your bloggaversary!
Your card is gorgeous as are all of your works. I just love visiting your blog and all the inspirations you give!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Cheryl, your Tilda is so sweet. You do such gorgeous cards and this one is no exception. Happy Blogiversary! Good thing Diana Crick got you into this. Have a wonderful day. Hugs,

Pam Berrisford said...

Congrats Cheryl on one year. I read your blog all the time. Love your coloring on the card. Love Magnolias and Basic Grey!!
Pam

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful blues! Your coloring is amazing and I really like how Tilda is perched on the vertical strip.

Happy Blogoversary!!

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Cheryl, love the colours on this and a fab stamp. Crafting keeps me pretty busy LOL, but then I must see to the kids 1st and of course the mundane chores, boring I know!!
Clairex

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous card, Cheryl! And a huge congrats on your blogaversary!! You are a true inspiration, so thank goodness for Diana that she talked you into doing this! Big hugs to you! As far as what is keeping me busy??? LOL! Life in general...50 plus hours of work per week, family, crafting, and trying to sneak in a few hours of sleep here and there! LOL! Congrats again! hugs!

Helen said...

Congratulations on your 1 year blogoversary! I can't believe your blog is only a year old! It's an amazing blog that has inspired me so much! This card is no exception! It's wonderful! I love the colors and you did a great job getting the dress to blend in. Again, congrats!
Blessings!
~H (your KS friend!)

Kathy said...

Congrats on your 1 year!! Your creations are just gorgeous and I am glad you made the leap!!
The colors on this are just gorgeous! Love this image and your boy is fabulous!!
:)Kathy

Kandi said...

Happy Blogaversary Cheryl!! I visit your blog daily to look at your fantastic coloring. As usual, this card is fantastic! I love this little girl and the color combo is perfect!

Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us!!

Nancy Parker said...

Cheryl, Congratulations! I don't know how you do it - being a busy working girl & such a talented paper crafter too! I'm just so glad that you decided to share your beautiful work with us. Hope your day is filled with smiles, Nancy

Lenalmt said...

Your coloring is amazing and I really like how Tilda is perched on the vertical strip. The softness of the card is awesome!

Lena
Tackertwosome ~ SCS

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Happy blogoversary Cheryl ! I love your card the colors are so soft and warm. Thanks for always having something fun to inspire us. Iam just working and crafting these days
Hugs

Barb Hardeman said...

Awesome job on your card, Cheryl. By using the E color with the blue you made the match just perfect. Congratulations on your blogaversary! You have taught so many of us and challenged us to push farther in our craft - THANK YOU!
hugs...Barb

Michelle said...

Congrats, Cheryl!! I couldn't have been happier the day you started your blog, & have followed it religiously! You *always* inspire me.....your coloring is always superb & I can never wait to see what you've done next!! What's keeping me busy lately?? Illness!! First my son, then me.....I am finally recovering after a WEEK of being sick....who has that kind of time????? Congrats again, my friend!

Melodie said...

Congratulations on your milestone. I check your blog everyday - and am never dissapointed! You definately have a way with bow-tying (I am challenged with this).Thank you for your daily inspirations! Melodie

Patricia Garcia said...

Congratulations on your one year!! Sure glad I found your blog, you have so many wonderful creations that always inspire me!! Awesome card love the colors!!

Hugs,
PAtricia

Angelwood said...

Congratulations on your 1 year blogoversary! I love visiting your site - you are an inspiration and your cards are so beautiful and your coloring too! I am so busy keeping up with my kids' activities and homework that I just don't have enough time to make cards like I would want but so enjoy visiting other blogs to see what everyone else is creating. hugz, Angela

Claudean said...

Your card is so pretty with all the blues you used.
Happey 1 year bloggaversary!
I am in the process of trying to organize my scrapbook room so I can play more with Tilda.

Little GTO said...

Cheryl
Congratulations on your 1 year of blogging. I am happy to say I have followed you from the beginning.I have learned so much from you. This Tilda is perfect for your celebration. And she is in blue!
Can't get better than that!
Sharon L

Sarah said...

You have a very inspirational Blog, congratuations. I love all the Magnolia characters, especially seeing how they have been coloured and put together with accessories - thank you for sharing your creativity. Sarahx

Anonymous said...

Cheryl - Happy blogoversary! The card is absolutely beautiful, my favorite colors! Thanks for sharing! BTW: DH is from Tonawanda - north of Buffalo.

Kerry Peasland

Kelly Schelske said...

Lovely card Cheryl! your coloring is wonderful! Happy Blogoversary as well!

Hugs, Kelly

Cariena said...

Hi Cheryl! You know, your blog was the first I stumbled upon in my quest on how to "copic"! I fell in love with Tilda and Edwin because of you....Congratulations on your Bloggaversary - here's to the next 50 years!!

Sharon Keanly said...

Congratulations on your 1st year blogaversary. I absolutely love this Tilda, you've coloured her in beautifully. I visit your blog daily and draw great inspiration from your beautiful creations. May you continue to share your talent with us. Hugs, Sharon

kat9 said...

First of Cheryl, congradulations! You have a wonderful blog and each card is fantastic. I love visiting. I am also a bit envious, as I am approaching my year anniversary I am not even close to the number of hits of am not a DT member yet. I hope to be soon. Any hints are welcome.

thanks,
Kathy

Rosella said...

I just found this card on SCS. I was looking for a card to inspire me to make a card today, and HERE it is. And more so because it was made by YOU. I am a FAN of yours. I have personally seen your cards at Diana's. I am so glad that I live about 45 min from her and have been able to see your creations personally and I love your cards. You are an ARTIST!!! Now, I want to go and make a card inspired by YOU!

Carol Meadows said...

Happy blogaverssary!!! Some wonderful cards and love the specialty card, beautiful! Thanks for a chance! Carol M in TX / carolswingster77@aol.com

leenda said...

Fabulous artwork! Love your style!

stamphappy said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Your work is just fabulous!!! I love stopping by to see your latest creations.

Judy said...

Congratulations on your 1 year Blogoversary! Your card is a wonderful creation and an inspriation! I love the colors you used and the layout. The buttons and bow add a nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

Pam S. said...

Hi Cheryl - I washed my hands b/4 I started typing...wellllll....you said, "keep it clean"!!! lol I know, silly humor! sorry!
Adorable Tilda, she is so charming sitting there in her pretty dress, surrounded by pretty paper! Happy one year of blogging to you! AND thanks for sharing about copic colors!!!! They are awesome!
Pam Going Postal

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Happy Blogaversary! Your card is beautiful, I love your coloring.

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Karen Arthur said...

What a sweet card. The colors are soft and soothing... great job.
Karen A

Marcia L. Duncan said...

Congratulations and best wishes for continued success.
You have been a grat inspiration to me over the past year. I have found myself coloring and doing much better with my copics and maggies because of you. Thnaks for the inpiration.

Phyllis Z said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary. I love your blog. I feel I am learning so much. Your cards are always perfect and so detailed.
Blessings
Phyllis Z

Linda Palmer said...

All of your Magnolia cards are just
beautiful. I love all your cards but Magnolias are my favorites. I just placed a new order last week and again last night. I go to your cards for inspiration when I want to make a Magnolia card. I hope you keep your blog going and keep inspiring us.

Jennifer Scull said...

congrats on the blogaversary!!! what exciting news! and your card is just beautiful! :)

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful Cheryl--love the soft colors & lovely bow too!

hugz,
Suzanne

April Rose said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary. All of your beautiful creations are so inspiring. This card is beautifully colored and designed, as always!

DB said...

Congratulations on your anniversay! The card is beautiful, I love the way you distressed it.

mymagnolias said...

Just GORGEOUS Cheryl! Your coloring is sooo perfect to make such a very sweet card! Congratulations on your anniversary and here's to many more! You are such an inspiration to me! hugz,Mary

Norma said...

Cheryl, congrats on your one-year blogaversary. Your creations have certainly been huge inspirations to me. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.
Your colouring is always spectacular, as it is on this latest card of yours. Fabulous card.

Hugs.
Norma

cabio's craft corner said...

Congratulations Cheryl for the bloggaversary and most of all, I thank you for posting so many wonderful creations to inspire your fellow crafters :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl, this is such a precious card.. as always your coloring is amazing. I get so much inspiration browsing your lovely cards.
Congrats on your bloggaversary!!
Doesn't time go sooooo fast..
thanks for sharing all your wonderful talent with us!
Judy
SCS~jaydekay

dragon said...

What a wonderful card Cheryl... I love the colour combo..
Carry on Blogging for more years to come..
I'm busy building my business working as a home help for the elderly and love it...

Lynn xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Congratulations with your blogoversary! Your card is beautiful and very cute!
Hugs Jacqueline

Candy said...

Hi Cheryl,
Your card is just stunning.
I want to THANK YOU for all of the cards you have made for us to learn from. You are my favourite Copic gal and I have learned so much from you.
Congratulations on you Blogaversary.
I feel like I should send you a gift for all you have done for us all.
Big hugs,
Candy

Aleida said...

congrats! I love your creations!
aleida

Aleida said...

Congrats! Love your creations!
Aleida

Lisa Foster said...

Beautiful card! I like her a little dirtied up...very sweet! Happy Blogaversary! I love to come here and visit! Your work is so inspiring!
Hugs,
Lisa

megline said...

Happy blogaversary.Thanks for the chance to win. Beautiful card.
Hugs Line

Lisa Kind said...

Happy Blogsaversary, Cheryl! Gee, it's only been a year? Seems much longer...you have accomplished so much! Your work is amazing and your followers attest to that! Your card is once again beautiful! I'm running out of adjectives to describe your fabulous work!

Stamping, DT work, and school work is keeping me busy. Add bursitis to that right now...very painful! Home today to rest! Congrats again!

Tricia said...

Happy blogaversary!! I love stopping by your blog to see your new Magnolia creations. You inspire me!!

Ann said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I come to your site often to admire your Magnolia cards. TFS Ann Lind

bluepoohbear75 said...

Congrats on your blogoversary. I love your card. It is sooo cute. I have been enjoying checking out your blog and you do some good work. Thanks for sharing.

faith said...

How nice. Love the colors used. The snowflakes really set this card off!

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Cheryl, this is so beautiful and serene!! Just lovely! Happy Blogoversary!
--Hugs Becca

Phyllis M. said...

Happy blogoversary and love your beautiful card too. Love the colors and the Tilda too. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Shirley N said...

Wow, another gorgeous card! Your layout and coloring are so beautiful!

Lana said...

Happy Blogaversary! Your cards are lovely and I thank you for the opportunity! Lana C.
arcski@yahoo.com

Loz (Aus) said...

Pretty card... I've limited colouring utensils and always find that my colours aren't quite the same as the background papers!
Happy Blogoversary!

Tink said...

Beautiful! I LOVE tilda but I have only 2...

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 1 year of blogging. I enjoy checking your blog regularly. Tildas are my favorite stamp image. You colored this one expertly. She is lovely. Her hair has a shine to it. Wish I could do as well.
Sandy Andersen

Tami said...

My friend Sandy referred me to your blog. Your work is very nice. Thanks for a chance to win. Congrats too. Back to checking out your blog.

LoriS. said...

Kudos for you! Cheers to one successful year in blogland and many more. Great card.

redstamper7 said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing all of your talent!! I have one Tilda and she is a real favorite with those sweet cheeks and wonderful ways. I sure we will be celebrating 5 years before you know it!!

Becky T

Tammy Murphy said...

Congrats on your bloggaversary.... your cards are amazing~ I have been trying hard to try some new techniques and make prettier cards~

LEMphotography said...

Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the opportunity to win some wonderful candy!

Lauren

MarieL said...

You sure have been a great inspiration. I have followed you from the beginning and I so love the way you color all your images. Thanks to you, my Copic collection has grown tremendously over the past year. I so appreciate you sharing your color combos with us.
Congratulations and much success in everything you do

Tilard said...

I am impressed by the utilistation from brown to blue with Copics. And what talent and what engineering and what...the words I miss you to thinking!!! Thanks to share and good Blogoversary! Hugs, Loraine

yvonne said...

Such a beautiful card, Love blue's at the mo.
I found you on the blog hop.
been a while nosing around, lol as you do. Your work is just beautiful. And colouring AMAZING!
I am only in the learning stage of colouring, waiting for my first of many sets of copics.. i know so far behind this.lol
Congrats on you blog ..and thanks for the wonderful chance to win a super candy x

craftingmanda said...

gorgoeus card i love the blues too i find they are easiest to blend with copics

Melody said...

Congrats on ur blogaversary. The card does have a blue theme.

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Lil Sis said...

Gorgeous card love the layout and that beautiful bow.
Beccy x

Shelly said...

I'm new to the digitals but I'm loving it :-) Beautiful designs. Congratulations on your anniversary!

marla said...

your cards are beautiful works of art. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 1 year. Your blog is super. Deb in Kansas

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Congrats on the anniversary!! You make really beautiful creations

Salamanteri76 said...

Congratulations! Enjoyed watching your lovely creations.

Yo Glenn said...

Beautiful coloring - love your blog, congrats on your accomplishment. Thanks for a chance at your candy!

LindaC said...

Congratulations on 1 year! I so enjoy looking at your cards. Thanks!

beadz said...

I love all of your Tilda cards! Your coloring is beautiful and inspiring. Happy bloggaversay!

Hugs!
Gini

JulyeB said...

happy anniversary first of all and magnolia really does lend herself well to this style of card shes lovely.

I must dmit I don't own any magnoila stamps yet but she is certainly nearing the top of my treat yourself wishlist and with this kind of inspiration I can't wait. Thanks for the chance to win candy and if I'm lucky I might have tilda sooner rather than later thanks Julye

Jodie from Oz said...

Cheryl, Happy Blogaversary, your work is such an inspiration. I fell in love with Magnolia & Copic markers only a few months ago, they are so addictive. I have now joined Magnolia-licious & have been lucky to find so much talent & inspiration. Thanks again. Hugs Jodie from Oz My new Blog

LINDA said...

Congrats on your blogoversary,your cards are always great.
Linda W

Michelle French said...

Your card it so lovely, I wish I could make them as lovely as that, maybe when I have more experiance.xxxxx

Lee said...

Tilda's card is soooo beautiful! Your color scheme is the bomb! I wish I could turn cards out as beautiful as yours are, but I'm lucky to be stamping at all due to my disabilities. I still have enough good days to make cards for the troops & a local nursing home, but I'd love to make cards as gorgeous as yours. Such great ideas!

artfulwhimsies said...

congrats!!! you are quite creative and provide lots of inspiration!! thank you!

Anonymous said...

Cheryl! your beautiful cards are always an inspiration.. your shading and highlight are wonderful.
I have leaned a lot through your amazing cards..
Huge congrats on your Bloggaversary!
looking forward to many more!!
Hugs!
Judy
SCS~jaydekay

Lori Kae said...

Happy Blogiversary to an extremely talented gal! You inspire me with your amazing art work! Your creations come to life and the shading and colors are always gorgeous. Wishing you another year of fulfilling creating and expression! All the Best, Lori

Diane said...

Congratulations Cheryl!!!
Thank you so much for all of the inspiration. I love the colors you chose for Tilda's dress. They are so soft.
Diane

Jenni said...

Happy blogoversary - I'm about to reach my first as well! Working so many hours at the moment and getting very frustrated at not having time for crafting or blogging!
Love your work - Jenni x

MichelleS said...

Happy 1 Year!! I find so much inspiration from your blog. The little boy on the pumpkins inspired my kitty on the pumpkins card. You are so awsome! Though I couldn't get my pumpkins to look near as good as yours, Lol.
Your cards always make me want to try harder. Thank you for sharing!
Shell

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Congrats Cheryl! Lovely card! I have been busy getting ready for another gathering next week. It looks like you've been busy making more wonderful cards!

grandmamichelf said...

First of all, I love the design of your blog. The colors are gorgeous!
Second, that card is adorable. I love blue and cream together and it's just very pretty. Love the stamp. Such cute little girl stamps!
Congrats on your one year anniversary for your blog!

Maryvel said...

Wow! One year and all those followers like me, who LOVES your work! Thank you for all the wonderful card you have shared with us all this time! CONGRATULATIONS and MANY more!

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