Monday, October 31, 2011

One more for Halloween!

Good morning! Happy Halloween!! I love this holiday!  It's so fun to see the kids dressed up at school.  Do other schools around the country still "do" Halloween?  Just wondering!

This is #121 Mini Edwin Mummy from Magnolia-licious on a quick, last minute card for the day!  He is cute and quick to color!  I went with sort of a 'color block' look on this card with no frills as you can see.  My card base and moom are yellow from Papertrey ink.  The brown panel is Soft Suede stamped in Early Espresso. and the orange sidewalk is pumpkin pie stamped with cajun craze.
I debated on making Edwin's bandages all sparkly, but resisted temptation this time!  Of course, I could go back and add them!  Hmmmm....
Anyway, have a great day and week!

See you soon!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Wrap!

I wish right now I could type some little ditty for a pumpkin rap, but no, not me!!  However, I hope you like my card!  I used this week's SCS sketch and CASed the Featured Stamper as well!
This great image (stamp) is by Stampendous and is from our LSS-Buffalo Stamps and Stuff!  It came to me, though, from my friend Lisa Kind!  Thank you, Lisa!  I looooove it.  So fun (and quick) to color!!  I used B copics on his wrapping and the usual pumpkin colors- YRs mostly (like 12, 21 15, 16 and 18).  Once the nestie shape was cut and embossed, I stenciled Vintage Violet on it while still in the die.  You know I love that effect!
I added some stickles to his 'mummy wrap' for SPARKLE! then layered my image on some MME papers from a previous year-Eerir, I think they are called.
Thanks for coming by for a visit!  New month this week means new Blog posts!  Stay tuned, please!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

awww! Tucked Tilda

Isnt' she cute, tucked in her Christmas stocking!!  I sure think so!  When I first saw this collection, this is the one that caught my eye!!  And now she's mine AND the mini is on its way to me my collection too!!  Here's where they are in THE STORE!!  Diana has THE BEST selcetion of Magnolias and Minis at the best prices!! Check 'em out!

 This is the regular size image and she is colored with copics.  I used soft Rs and Gs to get the tones.  I was trying to finish her in time for the Pink Challenge at Just Magnolia and for the Pastel Christmas challenge I found at ???  (don't know where and can't find it again!)  No wonder I never win any prizes!!
My papers are from a My Mind's Eye 6X6 called Market Street (from the Lost and Found collections) and Bo Bunny double dot in mint green. I used a kraft card base 'cuz it's my favorite!
Anyway, I had fun with this one and love how it came out!! Hope you do too!  Thanks so much for coming by today!!   I did finish in time to enter this into the Sketch for you to Try challenge for October. It's a great sketch.  here's the LINK to the site!
Hugs and happy weekend!!
Markers used:
Eooo, E11, R30 for skin
Hair not sure but started with Y21 or 31 and added Es in E97, 99 33 and 25.  then a little E29 I think!
stocking and bow R30, R21 and R22
greens G40 and G82.  I used T0, 1 and 3 on the stocking fur.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ahoy there, Matey!!

Hi! Are you happy that it's mid week?  I sure am!! Except for wishing it was Friday! LOL!  There's a new challenge up today on the I Brake for Challenges blog!!  We want to see your Halloween cards!! Come on, you know you want to play!  Please enter!  You have two weeks to do so!! And, you don't have to use an IBFS image, but if you have some why not use 'em!

 I used the Rick St. Dennis Pirate Costume bear for my card. You can find it HERE!! 
He's very cute for a halloween card or for that little Pirate lover in your life!  I know we have one or two in my family!!
I used a black card base and then a layer of Cherrry Cobbler.  On top of that is some Graphic 45 paper from my stash ( I love the stripe!).  then a nestabiliy shape and then my image, colored in copice and stamped on express it blending card.  I used the E family for the bear fur- E31, 33, 35 and than a darker one.  The gray black is the C family of cool grays..  There's a little BG11 on his white shirt and some around the image as well.
The sentiment is an oldie from American Art Stamp.  My pearl placement is a little funny, but I wanted the dark gray pearls on this so badly that I left them on!
Hope you like and hope you will consider playing along with us!!
Here's the BLOG with details.  (I post early, so if it's not there yet, please check back later-it will be!!)
Thanks for coming by the cottage!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Whimsy and Stars Release Day!

Hello!! Thanks for visiting today!  It's a big day at Whimsy and Stars Studio Etsy store 'cuz it's the Christmas release day!! You'll want to see all of Mabelle's new images.  I think they're in digi for now, but she also has some of her art in rubbah now!!  And there's a BUY TWO GET ONE FREE SALE!! Who doesn't love a sale!?

My card is made with Sweet Cupcake. It comes in a set of two cupcakes, perfect for any occasion.  Unfortuneately, I don't see it in the store right now!  Inside my card it says, "Have a sweet Christmas"
I guess you can see lots of sparkle from my favorite Stardust Stickles and dry embossing from my favorite SU embossing folder on this one!

Thanks again for coming by!  Please check out Mabelle's store when you get a chance!
Have a great day!
p.s.  I've also entered this in the FTL (Fall to Layout) 162

Monday, October 17, 2011

DT Blog Hop!!

We, (the DT for Magnolia-licous) have such a great blog hop for you today!  The fun, working title was  a bit long, but hre it is:
It's the "We only have 'one Life to Live' 'As the World Turns' at the 'General Hospital with the'Young and the Restless'', Featuring Dr. Edwin and Nurse Tilda!! If you arrived here from a fabulaous post by the equally fabulous Janiel (Scrappy Jan Designs), you're in the right place!  So, here they are:   My version is a Get Well kit for a friend, starting with my Nurse Tilda card. :
She is, of course, from the best place to get Magnolia images, Diana's wonderful store!  She has them all for you and with a frequent buyer program and fast shipping! 

 Then here, is the rest of my "KIT" I thought I would like to make a Dr.'s bag, but then I remembered some small tan Gable boxes that I had gotten from Ebay awhile back.  I think it 'fits the bill' as a Doctor's Bag!! I painted it black with craft paint and added a coat of shine with some satin varnish! As you can see, the DOCTOR himself is on it! Dr. Edwin is exclusive to magnolia-licious in both regular and mini sizes!
I tried to use lots of glitter (stickles) to cheer up a friend!  In the kit would be- a package of tissues, some cough drops and maybe a gift card for a great store or coffee shop when good health returns!!  Mine isn't full yet!! Dave and I were away for the weekend and got home late Saturday. I had to spend today catching up on school work for the week and getting projects done for posts!
My pinks are the R80s-just perfect!  My grays are combos of Toner grays and the Cool grays.  I used BG11 for the aqua this time.
Thanks so much for coming by to see what I have been up to!! I love reading the comments I get!!  Thank you for those!
Please check out the blog for details on how you can play before the end of the month AND then head off to see what our Amazing Angie has been up to for the hop!
Enjoy the hop and your day!
If my links don't work, please know that blogger gave me fits (again!) as I typed this on Sunday night and I will get them fixed!  ETA: I think they are all okay now at 5:00 am!!
Hugs, Cheryl

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rose's Bike Ride

Good morning!  Ever had one of those weeks?  You just want to quit!  That was last week for me. Am hoping for better things this week! Sooo, with that in mind I finally created something!

This is a new stamp from a NEW set of stamps at I Brake for Stamps!  They are called Wee Stamps by the very talented Sylvia Zet!! Cute, cute cute!  This is Rose's Bike Ride, but you can see samples with the whole collection HERE.
Our challenge at I Brake for Challenges is to use the theme GIRL POWER!! in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month!  Here's the link to the Challenge Blog. You still have a week to enter your creation!  Please join us!  There is a prize to one lucky winner! You don't have to use IBFS images, but if you have them, we'd love to see them!  Either way, please join us!
I used cool grays for her 'ride' and R81, 83 and 85 with just a touch of 87 for her dress.  These are the rosy pinks that blend so nicely! Her hair and bike basket started with Y21 and some darker YR 12 was added, then a little E33 and E35.
I know this is a very simple, 5" card, but it was fun to make! 
So, thanks very much for coming by today!  I'll be back soon!
Have a great week, yourself!! Cheryl

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

KNEELING TILDA for October Sketch

Hello stampers!  I'm so happy to be sharing my October challenge card for Magnolia-licious today!  Our new challenge goes on the whole month (so you have lots of time to play along!)!  Maureen has brought us this GREEEAAT sketch!  She also wants us to use Orange and Octogons for October! I added a little yellow, purple and green with my orange!

 I've used the new SU purple  IN color for my background and stamped in Vintage Violet on it with my Gingham bg stamp.  I also stamped a piece of pumpkin pie with cajun craze in the plaid.  I cut the Octogonal Marianne die from Daffodil Delight and sponged it with a tiny bit of orange.
this wonderful Tilda is #259 KNEELING TILDA from the You are so Special collection 2011 and IS available at Magnolia-licious!  You can also get her in mini if you desire to! She is holding a ladybug, but as you can see I used a pumpkin stamp from my collection. She has chosen this pumpkin on her visit to the pumpkin patch!!  I colored her in copics, but I bet you knew that!! Her hair is various ys and Es.  I;ve lost track.  Her shirt is just touched lightly with a very light BV for a lavendar shade.  Her clothes and the pumpkin are colored in Y20, 23, 15, 16, and 18.  then I added a bit of E35 to darken her pants. Her skin is my usual E000, R30, and E11.  Her shoes are the same as her clothes with a little more E18 and E35 added.  I couln't resist making them sparkly sneakers!
For the sketch, wonderful DT inspiration, prize info and where to link please visit the Magnolia-licious Blog!
We really do hope you'll join in before the holiday on October 31!!
thanks so much for visiting me here!  I appreciate you so much!!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Autumn Acorn Squirrel

 Hello! I'm sorry to go so long between postings! I never intend to, but life (mostly work) gets in the way of my crafting/posting time! I'm still at a loss with these Blogger changes as well! Why, oh why does everything have to change? 
Anyway, this cute image is Acorn Squirrel from Whimsy and Stars Studio. He (or she) is sooo sweet!
 I cut him out in a close fashion after coloring him. Then he is mounted on a round nestie shape cut from Bo Bunny double dot paper.  I mounted that on a cherry cobbler scalloped circle and then the whole thing is added to this awesome Tricky Treat Tote from My Time Made Easy. At about 5" tall (plus 2 " on the handle) and 5" wide, It's huge! I stamped my favorite background on Poppy paper-Gingham cover a card from Impression Obsession.
I'm afraid that since I colored this last week I don't have the copics I used listed. Sorry!
Hope you like this little (big) tote!  Thanks so much for visiting!

p.s. If you haven't seen it yet, there is a new Magnolia-licious challenge posted on the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog-It's and October sketch with Orange and Ocotgons to be included!
Please check out the link on my side bar and I should have my card for you tomorrow!


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