Thursday, November 29, 2012


Now that the holiday season is fast approaching (or already here!) I have to get more creating done!  Do you?  Today is a great day to start because the TWO Magnolia-licious design teams have a supern-sized blog hop going on today!  If you've come from RUBY'S wonderful blog, you are on the right track!  And, here is where you can find all the details and links to join us and show us YOUR creativity!  MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS HIGHLITES!
The front TILDA is SNOWY TILDA from the best store (in my opinion) for Magnolia Stamps!
MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!  I don't see Snowy Tilda in stock right now, but if you're interested, please email Diana and ask her!  She has GREAT customer service!
  To begin with, our assignment (and YOURs, I hope) for this challenge is to create some kind of Interactive Holiday Tag card or Tag.  You'll see my tag below!  Now, besides entering to win a prize in that way, you can also win one by COUNTING!! Yep, counting!  You may notice there are some candy canes hidden in my photo above.  Just hop around the blogs, look at all the inspiration AND count the candy canes!  When you have the grand total just email the number to
The prize just for doing that is a $50.00 Gift Certificate! 
Please, leave comment here for a chance to win my own blog candy!
 Here is the inside of my 5.5 inch square card.  EDWIN WITH SNOWFLAKES (#117) is on my tag, which could also be used as a book mark.  Images in the store are now shown in color, for ideas and inspiration!  You can also check in the gallery for Many, many ideas of how to use your Magnolias!
 I can't express how much I love these colors!!
And here's the tag inserted. I used vellum for much of my pocket so the image can still be seen.
I have a little collection of items that I've ordered TWO of by mistake!! I'd love to send them out to a few good homes!! Please leave a comment on my post and I will choose THREE winners (with on Saturday afternoon.  If you have, any questions, just let me know!  It's getting late so I will add copic colors in tomorrow when I'm thinking more clearly!!
Don't forget to count those candy canes before you head over to JANE'S LOVELY CARDS! She's your next stop and I know there will be something amazing to see!

Have an amazing day!!! Enjoy this huge, holiday hop!! You have until December 29 to get your tag entered!!
Hugs, Cheryl
ETA: Copics used E000, E11, R30, BG10, (BG72 on Edwin), E50, E33, E99, R81, R83, RV19, R89

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Hello!! Finally, a chance to finish a card!! I'm so happy to be posting today! AND, so glad you came to see! thank you so much!
 This is COZY CHRISTMAS BEAR from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS, Diana's wonderful store with all the great Magnolia stamps, Scor-tape, so many, many dies and some great sales and a frequent shopper program for very nice savings!!  Here's the linkg to #246 COZY CHRISTMAS BEAR
I've used Spellbinders Labels # twenty-tight for the base of my card. TIP: If I don't have the right sized increment for my layers I just cut the larger size and trim off the 1/8" border around the die cut.
I love red, cocoa and aqua for Christmas cards!  There may be more of these colors to come! My dp is from Papertrey Ink.
I've colored the adorable little bear with copics in the following colors: bear E30, E31, E33 and E35.  Reds are R14, R46 and R59.  His tummie, ears and toes have a little R30 added to the E30.  I used a glaze pen for a shiny black nose and eyes.  There's a little BG10 on his hat and fur.
The faux stitiching is also done with the black glaze pen. I used some opal liquid pearls under my bear and then sprinkled glitter on it while it was wet.  The rest of the sparkle is from my favorite stickles-star dust! The bear is made 3-d in my usual way, but since I haven't mentioned it in a while I will here.  I color, cut and curve the image a bit.  Then I put dimensionals in the middle of the image. Finally, I add some good liquid glue on the edges of the image so the edges will stick to the base.

Guess that's it for me today! Don't forget there is always one (or two!) challenge going on over at the  Magnolia-licious Highlites blog!  We'd love for you to join in!  AND, there's also a Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog with more! Both challenge blogs give away super special surprises to random winners!!
Have a great day and again, thanks for coming by!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Magnolia-licious Challenge for November!!

Hello!! I have my November Challenge card to show you today! It took me a few days to complete, but I am so happy with it!  Some cards are like toys and this Peek-a boo card is one of those fun ones!!  But, I am getting ahead of myself.  In case you haven't seen it, the new challenge at Magnolia-licous is brought to us by Norma Lee!  She has asked us to make something 'hidden' about our cards!  Please see the blog linked above for ideas on what you can do!   
 I used Norma's picture tutorial to make a Peek-a Boo card!  I hadn't made one in a while and had NEVER made a 6 x 6 inch one, so her directions were so helpful!! Thanks, Norma!! Just click on Tutorials on her blog and you will find the tutorial!  As you may know, there's a window in the front and when you open it up another image slides (like magic!) into view!
 Here's my card partially open and the image is coming!!
 And, here is the card almost completely opened!
I used Magnolia stamps from Diana's amazing store-MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!  The front image is #337 TILDA WITH LOVIKKAMITTENS and the inside image is #336 TILDA WITH TWO LITTLE GIFTS!  Diana offers a wonderful discount all the Magnolia images, including the newest collections!  And, she also 'gives back' store credit for your next purchase!!  AND, to top it off, now she has some of her best designers coloring images for the store so YOU can get an idea of how they look!  (Which is amazing!)  I've also used an older stamp-the window-from Magnolia-licious for my window behind Tilda.  You could also use some of the terrific Memory box (or Poppy stamps)  window dies for a similar effect.  The snowflakes I used are from Memory Box as well!  AND I could NEVER put a card like this together without SCOR-TAPE!
Please be sure to check out the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog for some fantastic inspiration and consider joining in on our challenge! We'd love to see what you create!!
Thanks for coming by to see what I've been up to!
Hugs, Cheryl

P.S.  Diana has NEW Magnolia dies in the store as well as a sale on Mini stamps and the Mini Storage System!  check it out on the links to the store!


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