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, please!! Send your address and I'll send you a package of goodies!!


Riet said...

So beautiful Cheryl,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Cathy Lee said...

Sweet journal, Cheryl. Your Tilda is darling and lovely coloring. Great idea for anything but a card.
Cathy Lee

Rene said...

Love it...she looks fabulous there!
Rene :D

Candy said...

Hi Cheryl,
Lovely colored paper!
Tilda is gorgeous as always.
I think this is a great idea to give so many people :o)
Hugs, Candy

ednamburgess said...

Adorable! Would make a beautiful card too. Love the colors Edna

Angela said...

What a cute journal you've altered Cheryl! Love the colors you've chosen and this cute Tilda you used today. Love it! hugs, Angela

cabio's craft corner said...

A beautiful altered journal to give as a gift Cheryl. Great pick of this Tilda for the book and your coloring is fabulous my friend. That cat die is so cute!!

Pam said...

Gorgeous as always Cheryl!!!! This Tilda is precious.

Lisa Kind said...

Ooh, I love that Tilda! And she looks so comfy on that chair! That cat is so cute too! What a great journal! Love tha papers!

I was so happy to see you and Dave on Sunday. Hope you had a good time. (The fireworks only lasted about 5 minutes but were pretty!)

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl!! :D It's definitely been tooooo long. But, I see your creativity and awesome Copic skills have not diminished! Gorgeous project and a great idea to get these at M's! TY. Soooo happy to be on the team with you, I've missed your awesome creations. hugz, Mary

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea, and useful too, very pretty
Hugs Julie P

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea, and useful too, very pretty
Hugs Julie P

Elle said...

I love her all curled up in the chair reading her book. Reminds me of my mom.

nancyparker55 said...

How cute is this! You are brilliant at this craft! Such wonderful ideas.


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