Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Autumn Tag and a winner!!

Hi!  Here's a fall tag I made when a friend saw one she liked on Splitcoast Stampers.  I used die cuts from Spellbinders' Labels 4-the smallest of the Grand set and the largest of the regular sized set.
 When the sizes are 1/4" inch in difference sometimes you have to trim off the embossed edge to get the layers you want.  That's what I did here.  Stamps used are from Papertrey Ink-Leaf Prints. I used inks from SU in cherry red, cajun craze, pumpkin pie and crushed curry.
I think this would be great attached to a bottle of wine given as a gift for fall.
And, now I have a winner of my blog candy from the previous post. Out of 23 comments (thank you so much!!) Random. org chose NUMBER 10.  That's Frances.  Frances, I'd love for you to contact me at drowley6@stny.rr.com to claim your prize!!
Thanks for visiting today. AND I'm off to work!!
Have a terrific Tuesday!! Cheryl

Monday, September 17, 2012


Hello!! Now this is the way to start a week! Welcome to the Magnolia-licious DT monthly blog hop!! This time we're really excited to show you a holiday stamp AND a second use for that same stamp! If you've joined me from Mary Giemza's blog, you're in the right place!! If not, maybe you want to start at the beginning and see the entire order of the hop in one place. You can do that HERE!
Below is the stamped and colored image that I used! I decided on #241 LITTLE TILDA from the 2012 LITTLE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION. It's in Diana's store RIGHT NOW for ordering.  The collection is a smallish (but beautiful) one .  The stamps are not small (or mini), they are full size!
 So, first I colored her with R22, R24 and R29 as well as G40, G24, G82, G03, and G05. (I just kept going until I got the green I wanted)!  Her hair is E31, E35 and  E47.
 My layout is a sketch that I took from MFT.  Kept it simple, so this is very mailable.  Just a bit of dimension in Tilda (she's curled and raised, then glued) and in the sentiment piece.  Below is a close up.
 Then I switched entirely and thought about baby girls!  Sugar and spice and all things nice, right?!! With this in mind I colored her in pinks, toned down with some Warm and E copics.
 Colors are R11, R30 and a little R22 on her wings.  He stockings and dress are shaded in E43 and blended with R11.  I added in a little W2 as well.  Her hair is the same as above.  I like the way it came out on the baby card better!  Below is a close up!
This is such a fun challenge and I know the other DT members will really have you thinking 'outside the box' to get creativity going!  One of those designers is coming up next. Please continue on over to Norma's blog, From my Craft Room! to see something to feast your eyes on!  Oh, and don't forget to check into how to play along and win prizes!! Details on the blog linked at the top!
My deep appreciation for visiting today! I'm STILL trying to give away my blog candy!  I haven't heard from my winner, so it's up for grabs again.  There's a couple of dies, a six by six pad AND a Magnolia stamp or two!  Please leave a comment below and I'll pick a winner on Friday before work.
Until next time, have a wonderful day!!
Hugs. Cheryl

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Hello!! My motto is, So many stamps, so little time!! Going back to school has really cut into my crafting (and cleaning, and EVERYTHING else time!)  I'm so, so sorry that I haven't been around!
 I am back today, though, with a card for the fall sportsman! Who doesn't love a hike out in the Autumn weather! We've had a beautiful weekend here! Cooler temps and sunshine!  When I first saw the arrangement of these two stamps, I thought it was odd that Pauling had Edwin walking away from his fire! But, I think he's watching it and going on the hunt for marshmallow sticks! I made some for him!!
Edwin is #112 (Hiking Edwin) and the background is #519 (Hiking Background) I used both in the mini sizes, but if you check in at Diana's awesome store, you can see what is available and just email to ask if what you desire is not available at this time.  The store is MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS.

I used masking to get Edwin where I wanted him and copics to color the image with.  I didn't save colors this time.  The branch die is from Memory Box, and Diana carries those too!! I used small white handcut squares (with rounded corners) to make my marshmallows.  I tinted them with a sponge and some kraft ink to get that nice golden brown!  couldn't resist adding a touch of sparkle to them and the fire!

Thanks for visiting and not deserting me here at Cottage Creations!! I'm trying!
Tomorrow is a super MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS DT BLOG HOP that you won't want to miss! And, I better get busy on my project!!
See you soon! Cheryl

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Hello!! I'm so happy it's the weekend!! It was an interesting first 3 days of school and I was exhausted!! I need the weekend to recharge and prepare for a 5-day week!! Wish me luck!  We have a wonderful, rainy day today!  I can make my trip to Wally-world and get some things done around the house! I'm also feeling the fall creatvie spirit hit me and I want to dig into my autumn images and dies!!
 I started with Mini Scooter Tilda from the TURNING LEAVES COLLECTION at Magnolia-licious. I loooove fall colors, but pink and orange have become a favorite combo too, and I think they work for fall.  I also used the Acorn and Oak leaf from the same collection.  Diana has an extensive selection, shopper's rewards and great customer service!!
The dps are from Papertrey Ink and the card base is white.  I used copics to color my image. My photos aren't very good, but it is a bit dark today.  When I was embossing the image in the die, it slipped and left a mark I had to try to remove so I didn't show you the close up!  Sorry! I did not have time to color another.
I did save a list of copics used this time, though!
And here they are:
Hair E31, 35 and 47
Skin E000, E11 and R30
Pinks RV10, 14, 17 and 19
Oranges Y16, 17, YR15, 18
Around the image T0, T1, T3, C5, C7
Blues B21, B95 and B45

Thanks for visiting!! I wish your weekend to be whatever makes you happiest!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


I love all things fall!! Well, except for school starting, that is!! I have one hour to find my enthusiasm and get started on the new year! I will do it! After two days at work for inservice I didn't feel well last night at all.  Think after 33 years I was nervous and stressed!
But, enough of that! It's time for a new challenge at I Brake for Challenges!! The theme this month is I Brake for Digis!! For details, please visit the I Brake for Challenges Challenge Blog today (not up just yet, but will be in a bit! I promise!)
I used paper from Bo Bunny (apple cider 6x6) and from My Mind's Eye for my country card base.  The image from I Brake for Stamps was a Friday Freebie digi a couple of weeks ago.  Be sure to check them out to get a chance to try digis.  I'm not a digi expert but I love that you can size to image to what you want for your card or project! Here's the link to PUMPKINS.
My pumpkin group is colored with copics:
Y13, Y16, Y17, YR15 YR18 and E08 with colorless blender.  Greens for stems are from the YG collection, but I'm not sure of the numbers.  There's some BG10 surrounding the pumpkins and T1, T3 and T5 under them

Thanks so much for coming by today!! Have a wonderful day! Whatever your plans today, enjoy the day!

Monday, September 3, 2012


Hello!! The Magnolia-licious DT has a new challenge for you since it's September!! (I can't believe I'm saying September!! I almost typed August!!) Anyway, our challenge, brought to us by Cabio is ANYTHING BUT A CARD! What a great time to make a gift or gift packaging for a fall birthday or the holidays!! Let us see what you come up with, PLEASE!! Details on our blog, HERE!! And, we are introducing you to some fabby new DT members (whose work I'm sure you already know!)  Suzanne has graciously linked up all their blogs in the Magnolia-licious Highlites post!! Check them out!!
 I've used the wonderful EDITOR TILDA (#252) from Diana's terrific store!! She has a hug selection of Magnolia and other images (all discounted!), a sale on sentiments right now, and Scor-tape, as well as dies from Magnolia, Memory box, Cheery Lynn, Poppystamps and Marianne! THE  STAMP andSTORE ARE LINKED HERE!  I colored Tilda with copic markers and cut her our (very carefully!) The overstuffed chair is a digital image from Mo Manning sized to perfectly fit Tilda and printed on Xpress it blending card. The chair is colored with copics as well. (C00, C1, C3, C5 and C7) I wanted the chair to stand out so I layered it on expresso cardstock (SU!) then cut out. Tilda is raised on dimensionals and then curled a bit with the edges glued down for a 3D look.

 My journal is covered with some terrific Authentique paper with grays, creams, browns and coral! I looooove it! I used R22, 24 and 27 for her vest and book to match the paper.  There's also some glossy accents on her glasses and a few stardust stickles here and there!
And, here's the back of my journal!  I used the cat die from the Magnolia die set called PARIS NIGHT .  It's terrific and has a lamp post too!!  check it out!
When I cover these journals (1.00 at Michael's) it's very easy to open the wire binding and get the covers off without messing up the pages.  Then I use dp on the whole cover, wrapping it like a package.  Gives it a very finished looeresa k.
The entire DT hopes YOU'LL join us in the challenge this month!! As I said, we'd love to see what you create that is Anything But a Card! You have all month to do so!!
Thanks for coming by!! I appreciate it so much!!

That/s Teresa from Crafting all Day Creations!! Teresa, I'd love to hear from you at drowley6@stny.rr.com, please!! Send your address and I'll send you a package of goodies!!


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