Thursday, January 24, 2013

BRR....Bundled up Tilda!

Hello!! I finished a card during the week!  I think it's because I was so happy to color this Tilda!  I love, love, love her!  She is from the Christmas Story 2012 collection at Magnolia-licious.  I think she's great for winter cards!!  She is officially called TILDA IN THE MOUNTAINS.
 I don't see her in the store right now, but if you like her just email Diana and see when she'll be in stock again.  There is so much going on at Magnolia-licious!  Besides regularly discounted prices and sales, you also get 2% back on EVERY order.  There are always challenges at Magnolia-licious Highlites  (right now Love challenge)and the Magnolia-licious Challenge  blog (current challenge-ALL Bundled up!).  Check them out, for sure!  AND, there's a new tell-a-friend on Facebook program.  You tell a friend and they order and YOU get 5% off your next order!  Can't go wrong with that!
My Tilda is colored with copics.  Her ski pants and mittens are RV14, 17 and 19.  I used BG10 and 72 on her shirt, vest and hat.  Her hair started with Y21 and then Es were added (sorry, I'm not sure which ones!).  I used greys from the W collection (W00, W1, W3 and W5) for her boots, skis, goggles and poles.  I used glossy accents on her goggles and, of course, glitter and stickles on her hat and puffy vest.  The snowflakes are punched with MS punches and then sparkled with some MS coarse glitter.  The dp is some of the 'wood' from My Mind's Eye.  Card base is grey with a layer of Baja Breeze.   Besides Tilda, my favorite part of the card is the wood grained paper-I think it looks like the ski lodge she is headed to to warm up!!
Well, time to do a bit of school work before bed!  Thanks for coming by!!
Remember you can comment on the previous post until Saturday morning to will some BLOG CANDY from me!!  (stamps and dies!)

Monday, January 21, 2013


When it comes to love the ONLY stamps that come to mind are my Magnolias from Magnolia-licious!!  I never get tired of them!! Today is the Magnolia-licious DT monthly blog hop and the theme is....LOVE!  We would love to see your creations!! Prizes are always given away for our challenges! Ruby has alos challenged us to make Anything but a Card for the challenge.  If you've arrived from the blog of the AMAZING MINDY, welcome!!
 Soooo, I made a box with one of Lauren's templates (My Time Made Easy!  It's an adorable box, but I couldn't decide how to use an image on it so I created a card for my Tilda image-#308 TILDA BLOWING HEARTS!  Diana must have sold her out once, but she is on preorder so is sure to be in the store again soon!  Diana has cash back on every order, great prices and selection and THE BEST customer service around.  There's also Sunday Sensations over at Jacque's blog, the Challenge Team blog AND our January challenge has another week left over at Magnolia-licious Highlites!  Many chances to win!!  Please come on and play today!
 I colored Tilda with my copics- her bigs are BG10 and BG72. Pinks used are R81, 83 and 85.  They are the best for seamless blending!  Her hair is Y21, E31 and E33.  Same on the shoes, but darker E27 added, then blended.  Of course. stickles and glitter were added for some sparkle!
 I added texture to the heart on the box with the same sizzix foler that I used on the card, but then the detail was lost a bit in the sparkle of the stickles dry glitter in diamond.  Oh well, I do love my sparkle!!
 And, inside are some perfectly matching caramel Hershey kisses! The box holds a lot of them!!
Here's the top of the box.
And, thank you so much for visiting!! I love when you do!! I still have some 'EXTRA' things that were not claimed with my last blog candy so I would like to have a giveaway for someone who comments on this post. You have until Saturday, Jan. 26!! Please, also consider becoming a follower so you know if you win! It'll be worth it, I promise!!
Now, to continue on our LOVEly blog hop, please travel to the Wonderfully talented CABIO's to see what she has created!!  And when you finish, head to Magnolia-licious Highlites to find out all the details to participate!!  And, if you're in need of some stamps at great prices here's the link to the store-MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS.
Have a marvelous Monday!!
Hugs, Cheryl

Friday, January 18, 2013

FINALLY!! It's love!

Hello!! I've been trying to post this card since yesterday! Why, oh why, does Blogger have to make things more difficult!! Okay, I'll quit complaining!
I've used #3045 TILDA WITH DOT BOW to make a small valentine.  The spellbinders label is cut on the fold of Kraft cardstock.  Then a layer of poppy red and aqua dp.
The lace edge is from Impression Obsession.  Of course, I added sparkle with stardust stickles.
You may be wondering about the copic color choices!
My plan was to create a Tilda in shades of grey (the great monotone look). I already had the image stamped AND the face colored, so I proceded with the W shades of copics (odd numbers after W00).  I wanted to add a pop of red on the image with my grays so I added some R21, R24 and R29 for the heart, the dots and the cuffs.  When finished, I thought I probably should have just colored her hair in traditional hair colors.
So, I know the card has a bit of a different look to it.  Hopefully, you enjoy seeing different things done with our beloved Maggies!!
Please remember we ALWAYS have challenges going on with the Magnolia-licious design teams and we love lots of inspiration from YOU!
We have ANYTHING GOES at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog until Jan. 31.
There's a GREAT WINTER COLOR CHALLENGE at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog for 4 more days!
AND, there are TERRIFIC prices ALWAYS at THE MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS STORE!  The most current collections are available at special prices and in store credit on EVERY ORDER!
Check out the above lins for SOOOOO much inspiration!!
Thanks for visiting today!!
I'll be back soon!! (Blop hop Monday!!!)


I am so confused!! What has blogger done now.  I cannot figure out how to upload the photo of my newest card!! Any help (or links to help) is appreciated!!
Trying to post!! Cheryl

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Hello!!! I don't know where December went, but WELCOME to January and 2013!!!  A big thank you to you for visiting here today, too!!  The MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS design team has a new challenge for you for today (and for the whole month!!).  Since maybe a break from the holiday crunch is in order you can use your Magnolia-licious stamps to create ANYTHING YOU WANT! We would LOVE to see what you come up with!  For further inspiration, here is the link to the MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS CHALLENGE!  I hope you like my title-6 layers on the card AND a layer cake!
  My card features something old and something new!  I've used #3068 TILDA WITH HEART SOCKS from the new LOVE COLLECTION 2013 and #435 SUMMER CAKE from an older collection. BOTH are available at the links above and at GREAT prices!!  AND credit back for the dollars you spend!
 I stamped each of my images on Xpress it Blending Cardstock and colored them with my copics.  So that the images would fit better together I trimmed off the bottom edge of the cake image.  I think it still looks GREAT!  I used colors to match my new Basic Grey Lucille 6x6 pad.  To accommodate my new taller image I made my card 4.25" by 7" tall.  I will have to look for or create it's own envelope but I think it's worth it!   I hadn't used my sewing machine in a while so I added that it.  My little corners are from Spellbinders Persian Motifs.  I cut the smallest medallion from expresso brown and then quartered it.  I glued those pieces behind my layer of expresso.
I used copics in the following colors:
skin E000, E11, R30
hair E50, Y21, E33 and E97
blues BG10, BG11, BG72 and BG49
reds R30, YR09 andR05 (after the reds I toned it down a bit with E42)
Now, please, please consider joining us in our January challenge and show off your creatity in any way you want!
I'm off to continue working on our Christmas cards (which are now New Years' cards!)  Better late than never!!
Hugs to you and all best wishes for 2013!!
With deep appreciation! Cheryl


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