Monday, January 31, 2011

Wild Orchid Challenge


Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a splendid weekend and are looking forward to a great week!

Today begins the next challenge at Wild Orchid Challenge where the theme is LOVE IS..., so this could be something for a loved one, your sweetheart, a friend, something you love etc.

You don’t have to use Wild Orchid Crafts products to enter, but if you do that would be wonderful. You can combine our challenge with any other challenges of your choice and as long as you follow the theme for this challenge and you link back to Wild Orchid Challenge blog you will qualify to be in the draw for the fab prize. NO back linking, new projects/cards only please. The cut-off time is Sunday, February 13 at 8PM UK time. So come on over and have a peek at the lovely DT samples and join in with us!! We would love to have you!!

For my project I simply decorated a purse shaped picture frame to match a card I had already made. All of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and include: 25mm Open Roses, 20mm Open Roses, 15mm Open Roses, 10mm Open Roses, and 5mm Closed Rosebuds, all in a velvety RED! I also used a Pearl Heart Shaped Pin, and a small red satin bow. I also added a few pearls and rhinestones to the base. For the Spellbinders Labels 4 window I used the sentiment "I treasure your friendship" from Stempelglede, adding more pearls to the flourish.

I hope you like my little simple creation and will decide to show us your LOVE IS project over at Wild Orchid Challenge where there is another wonderful prize from WOC!!!!

I will be back tomorrow with another challenge from RRR and WOC! I will anounce the winner of the PINK desk basket and I will also have another little desk basket ensemble as SWEET STUFF but this time in BLUE so I hope you will come check it out!!! Until then, have a beautiful day! Sending hugs your way!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



Happy Sunday and Welcome to SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious for another opportunity to win a fabulous prize being offered by Diana at Magnolia-licious. Thank you so much for helping us to spread the word to all of your blogging and crafting friends about this marvelous surprise each Sunday!


This week Magnolia-licious is offering another $25 Gift Certificate to be used for one Tilda and one Edwin which is in stock at the Magnolia-licious store. Have a look to see what you might select!!!! AND oh my goodness!!!! What little darlings there are in Diana's shop to use for Valentine's Day!! Also, be sure to check out MINI WORLD--they are such cuties!!!! AND the brand new You Are So Special Collection is now in-house and I know you are just as excited as I am to be able to have those sweeties in your inky hands!!! They will soon be arriving as MINIS, too!! Be sure to also check out the Valentine section for more cuties to use for those Valentine cards! Of course so many of them can be used for lots of occasions!

In order to be eligible for this wonderful prize, all you need to do to enter the drawing is leave a link to your blog below at the little BLUE FROGGY (or your email address in a comment if you don't have a blog). There are NO requirements or rules and you do not need to be a follower or even put information on your blog about the opportunity if you don’t want to. Of course, we will always appreciate it greatly if you would help us spread the word on your personal blog about SUNDAY SENSATIONS!!!!

Remember the closing for SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious is at midnight EST each Tuesday and the winner is announced on Wednesday!



Friday, January 28, 2011

Tilda with Big Ribbon at Just Magnolia & hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge


A very happy Friday evening to all of you!!! I hope you are as excited for the weekend as I am...and with beautiful/warm weather expected, what could be more exciting!!!

This week at Just Magnolia & hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are Going Dotty – so we would like to see dots or spots somewhere on your creation please. You can combine our challenge with any other challenges of your choice. As long as the main image on your creation is a Magnolia or hÄnglar & stÄnglar stamp you will qualify to be in the draw for the fab prizes. And remember NO back linking, new projects/cards only please. The challenge closes next Thursday 20th January. The prize this week is a very nice one being offered by jacobi.nl. Come on over and check out the gorgeous examples of DOTS and SPOTS by the Design Team! We would love to see you!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and the gray matting, the pink matting is PTI, and the DP is from the Be Mine Collection by Echo Park. All background panels are machine stitched. I used the darling little Tilda with Big Ribbon from the You Are So Special Collection at Magnolia-licious. She was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, adding a touch of Star Dust Stickles to the lace, and cut out with a round Nestie and placed inside a Die-Namics Dainty Lace Doily from My Favorite Things. For the horizontal I used 1.5" Bright Pink Grosgrain topped with a 5/8" White Satin tied into a double flat bow. Underneath the bow is a quote charm by The Girls' Paperie. To soften a couple of the corners I added some Melissa Frances resin embellishments. The floral treatment is made from tulle roses from my stash resting on Heather Stem Flowers and White Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts.

For the inside of my card I repeated a number of things from the front. However on the first panel I used the Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border with Sheer Ruffle Edge White to dangle a silver heart charm. For the jotting panel I added a Doohickey Swirl to repeat the resin swirl on the front.

I hope you like my little card and will let me know what you think! Thank you very much for dropping by and I hope to see you again real soon! Remember SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious right here where again you will have a chance at a nice prize!!! Have a wonderful evening wherever you are...and an even better weekend...Sending a big hug your way!!

Times to Treasure at Friday Sketchers #139



Happy Friday Everyone!!! I hope you have had a magnificent week and are looking forward to a marvelous weekend! I know that I can't wait for the weekend to finally arrive AND it is supposed to be in the 50s with no snow or ice in sight!! Yippppeeeee!!

This week at Friday Sketchers #139 we are hosted by Jorunn of Norway who has designed a delightfully fun sketch for us. I hope you will all come over and play along with us where there is a very nice prize provided by our sponsor this week, My Favorite Stamps.

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base, all double matting is PTI, and the DP is from the Spring Fling Paper Stack by Wild Rose Studio. All background panels are machine stitched. The darling little Times to Treasure and accompanying sentiment are by LOTV and were stamped on Cryogen White and the image was colored with Copics. For the horizontal I used the Die-namics Open Scallop Border from My Favorite Stamps. I then topped it with satin ribbon and double flat bow. The floral treatment is made up of Mixed Summer Blooms by Wild Orchid Crafts centered with brads and parts of buttons. I have been so busy this week that I didn't complete the inside of this one so I will save it for a LONG note to someone!!

I hope you like my little card and will decide to join with us at Friday Sketchers this week. Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Bea, Bev, Claudia, Inge, Janneke, Jeanette, Jorunn, Tanja

Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening in my little world and I hope you will want to return often! Sending a big hug to you as you begin your splendid weekend!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thank You SWEET STUFF!!!!!


I haven't had time to make a card for you today because I have so many cards due over the next 5-6 days BUT I did have you in my thoughts when I made this SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!! I appreciate you all so much and I hope I show it to you over and over! I have reached the over 3000 FOLLOWERS level so in order to thank you over the next several weeks you will see SWEET STUFF often!!! I hope you like this little desk ensemble because I have 3 more to make for you all if you like it!!! I have also been shopping for a special SWEET STUFF which I hope to have all together soon....smiles!!!

For those of you who KNOW me, I would love to share that I had a NORMAL mammogram last week....although my Vitamin D and C levels mean I still take super-duper of both. And we are now trying to lower my CEA level which is now at a 10 (down from 11 when I had cancer)--the normal being a 3...but we can do that, huh? For any of you nurses, let's keep this situation to ourselves!!! lolol... PLEASE remember those mammograms!!!!!

I made a basket desk ensemble for you today...taking a plain natural basket, spraying it lightly with white paint and using eyelet ruffles, pink gingham ribbon, and a rose to decorate it. It holds the following from the same Shabby Chic design (blue with pink roses)....journal, magnetic list pad, 8 note cards, 8 enclosure cards, twisted notepad, pen, 1 pack of rhinestones, 2 rolls of matching ribbon, 3 bunches of mulberry roses, 1 Maggie!!!!!

I am asking that you be a FOLLOWER of my blog and I would appreciate it alot if you would mention the SWEET STUFF on your blog and link back to this posting. If you don't have a blog I hope you will tell your crafting friends about the SWEET STUFF. The deadline for this SWEET STUFF will be Monday, January 31 at Noon EST so that I can get another surprise on my blog for YOU!!! Please leave your info with the little Blue Froggy below!!!

My sincere thanks to each of you along with a big hug!!!!



WINNER of SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!!



This week we had a total of 406 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--379 with Mr. Froggy and 27 by comment or email! This exciting event is generously sponsored by Diana at the Magnolia-licious shop who will have another surprise for some lucky participant each and every Sunday right here!

The WINNER of the $25 Gift Certificate to be used for a Tilda and an Edwin which are in-stock at Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

261. Charlotta

Congratulations, Charlotta !!! Please send me your email address before Friday morning at 8 AM EST so that we can make arrangements to get your Sunday Sensations Surprise out to you right away!!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who is helping to spread the word about this wonderful weekly giveaway!! Best wishes to each of you for a magnificent week!!!See you back here on Sunday to share the next SUNDAY SENSATIONS from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

WINNER!!! WINNER!!!

Happy Tuesday Evening!!! Thank you all so much for coming by my blog and participating in these 2 little SWEET STUFFS! I will have some more little surprises real soon--as soon as I can finish them!!

So CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the following which were selected by Mr Random.Org!!!



The winner of the Circus Tilda and Circus Horse SWEET STUFF is.....

85. Candy Mills from British Columbia in Canada!!! Congratulations, Candy!!






The winner of the Canister SWEET STUFF is.......

252. Marlei Moreira Couto from Brazil!!! Congratulations, Marlei!!!




Candy and Marlei, please email me your shipping address before Friday, January 28 at 8 AM EST so that I can get your little packages out to you right away!

Remember that SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious closes tonight at Midnight EST and the winner will be selected soon afterwards!! I am also in the process of putting together some little surprises for you which I can hopefully finish tomorrow!! Have a great night...Hugs!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Darling Tilda Waits on Her Valentines!!!


Happy Sunday everyone!!! I hope you are having a delightful weekend! I am crafting around waiting on the next snow and ice storm which I am hoping doesn't materialize...but I have gotten alot of things done this weekend just in case...sigh!!!

I don't usually post over the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious but I wanted to let you know that the brand new You Are So Special Collection has arrived in the shop at Magnolia-licious and are flying out the door. So please jump over there and check out all of the little cuties!!!!

I have a little something different for you today which I think turned out kinda cute. I started with one of the dollar red mailboxes from Target or Michaels and decorated it for Valentine's Day to be filled with yummy chocolates or some festive Valentine embellishments. On the front side I used Leaning Tilda masked into the Romantic Window from the You Are So Special Collection at Magnolia-licious. The image was colored with Copics, adding a touch of Star Dust Stickles for the lace trim. To give the scene a bit of texture and dimension I added 10mm Open Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. To adhere the panel to the mailbox I used the amazingly wonderful 6"X6" Scor-Tape Sheets from Magnolia-licious. That stuff adheres when nothing else will!!!! For the roof shingles I overlapped rows of Puffy Red Hearts in Line--sometimes I wonder about my brain!!! hahahah I then bordered the image with ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon January RIBBON CLUB Assortment.

On the back of the mailbox I used Love Envelope and Tag With Heart both from the Love Collection 2009, colored them with Copics and added a touch of Stickles and a single heart from the line of hearts. This gives a nice spot for a sweet note to the Special Someone!! Finally I tied miscellaneous ribbons up the flag stick. I also left the little flag blank so that I can add the recipient's name.




If you have not thrown your name in for this week's wonderful surprise at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious, please come on over and do so before Tuesday at midnight. You never know when it might just be your lucky week!! And with so many new choices over at Magnolia-licious, this week is even more special!!!


Thank you so much for dropping by and I would love to know what you think of my little mailbox! It is always such a joy to know that you have been by!!! Have a very special Sunday and until the next time, I send big hugs for you!!!

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



Happy Sunday and Welcome to SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious for another opportunity to win a fabulous prize being offered by Diana at Magnolia-licious. Thank you so much for helping us to spread the word to all of your blogging and crafting friends about this marvelous surprise each Sunday!


This week Magnolia-licious is offering a $25 Gift Certificate to be used for one Tilda and one Edwin which is in stock at the Magnolia-licious store. Have a look to see what you might select!!!! AND oh my goodness!!!! What little darlings there are in Diana's shop to use for Valentine's Day!! Also, be sure to check out MINI WORLD--they are such cuties!!!! AND the brand new You Are So Special Collection is now in-house and I know you are just as excited as I am to have those darlings in your paws!!!

In order to be eligible for this wonderful prize, all you need to do to enter the drawing is leave a link to your blog below at the little BLUE FROGGY (or your email address in a comment if you don't have a blog). There are NO requirements or rules and you do not need to be a follower or even put information on your blog about the opportunity if you don’t want to. Of course, we will always appreciate it greatly if you would help us spread the word on your personal blog about SUNDAY SENSATIONS!!!!

Remember the closing for SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious is at midnight EST each Tuesday and the winner is announced on Wednesday!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Will You Be My Valentine at Just Magnolia & hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and SWEET STUFF!!!



A very happy Saturday to everyone. I hope you are well into a marvelous weekend!! I would tell you that it's a "milk and bread at the grocery store" weekend because we are supposed to have a major ice storm on Monday BUT I don't believe the weathermen!!! lolol I'm gonna close my shutters and pretend I am in the Tropics!!

This week at Just Magnolia & hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are treated to a wonderful sketch by the very talented Donalda...and there is a great prize being offered by The Cutting Cafe. So come on over and join with us this week!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base, the matting is SU and PTI, and the DP is from the Made With Love Collection by Kaisercraft with one panel of PTI dots. All background panels were machine stitched. The bottom panel was trimmed with a MS punch. The image I used is the cute, cute Will You Be My Valentine from the You Are So Special Collection which is now in house at Magnolia-licious . She was colored with Copics and a little bit of Stardust Stickles for the lace on her dress and nosegay and cut out with triple Nesties. The floral treatment is 25mm Open Roses and Hip Rosebuds from Wild Orchid Crafts resting on MS branches. The little tag is a SU punch and the sentiment is unknown. To finish the front I used a 7/8" Light Yellow Organza and Pearls.

For the first panel on the inside I used the same ribbon and bows to dangle a heart and a key charms. and for the second panel the doily is a My Favorite Things die topped with Nesties and several pearls.

I hope you like my little creation and will drop over to the Just Magnolia & hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge to have a peek at the lovely cards made by the marvelous DT members and will join with us this week to use this fun sketch!

SWEET STUFF--and another surprise for my FOLLOWERS who already know that on my snowed-in days I ATTEMPTED to get better organized and found lots of duplicates in my STUFF so I want to share with you all!!! So just leave your information with Mr Blue Froggy and a winner will be drawn by random.org on Monday, January 24 at Noon EST. Good Luck to all of you!!

For this little surprise there is Circus Tilda and Circus Horse, 8 bunches of Mulberry Roses, and a big handful of miscellaneous charms!! Hope you like it!!!

Thank you all so much for dropping by and I hope you will come back often! Remember that at midnight tonight we will have another SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious with another great surprise for some lucky participant. So I hope to see you again real soon!! Have a great weekend! Sending a big hug your way!!!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Tilda Hides Her Heart at Friday Sketchers and WINNER and SWEET STUFF!!


Happy Friday everyone!! I hope your week has been an exciting and fun one!! And I hope you are ready for a marvelous weekend! I had great news from the oncologist this week--no obvious sign of any more "C" which is wonderful news...but we always must wait on the radiologist's report AND 6 vials of my blood later, they will find out about the blood count, Vitamin D & C levels...but heck, I feel great and am kicking high!!! smiles!!!! Thanks for all of your sweet notes of concern!!!

This week at Friday Sketchers #138 we are being hosted by the lovely and talented Jeanette from Canada who has given us a most interesting sketch to interpret. I hope you will come over and join with us where there is a very nice prize from Whiff of Joy awaiting one lucky participant!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI, and the DP is from the Crush Collection by BoBunny. All background panels were machine stitched. For the larger circle I used a Grand Circle Nestie topped with a Wilton white paper doily, adding Red Rhinestones. The smaller circles are triple Nesties. I used the darling little Tilda With A Small Gift from Magnolia-licious from the new You Are So Special Collection, stamped her on Cryogen White and colored her with Copics, paper-pieced her dress, and added a touch of Star Dust Stickles to the lace on her dress. I punched out several MS hearts and placed them over the little present, adding a couple of coats of Glossy Accents. The Tilda image was propped up with dimensional tape. The horizontal is black striped sheer tied into a flat bow to dangle a silver heart charm and to anchor a small floral treatment which is by Wild Orchid Crafts: Poppy Stem Flowers and a 20mm Open Rose. I used a silver SECRETS sentiment which was a gift from Jeanette quite a while ago! Thanks, Sweetie!!

To match the card, I made a little cannister to hold some SWEET STUFF for you!!!



The inside of the card is quite simple. I used a couple of Wilton red paper doilies and small black satin bows on the first panel. On the jotting panel I used a Nellie Snellen heart decorated with a black satin bow and another red poppy as well as a rhinestone swirl for a little bit of interest.



I hope you like my little creations and will decide to join with us at Friday Sketchers this week. Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Bea, Bev, Janneke, Jeanette, Tanja

AND Now for a WINNER!!!!!
Thank you all for coming by and for the sweet comments you have left. But Mr random.org is in charge here so the WINNER of this SWEET STUFF is.....

Hayward 69 who said...This is just totally awesome. What a beautifully covered box you have created and just adore the beautifully coloured image and the flowers - well what can I say they are just AMAZING! Jayne xx ...It looks like this prize is going to the UK!! Congratulations, Jayne...please send me your mailing address before Sunday, January 23, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your package out to you right away!!!

AND for a touch of FOLLOWER SWEET STUFF!!!!! I have put together another little SWEET STUFF for my sweet followers that I hope you will enjoy!! Please be sure to click on the little BLUE FROG in order to be eligible. If you don't have a blog, be sure to leave your email in a comment! This will close on Monday, January 24 at Noon EST! GOOD LUCK!!

This Valentine SWEET STUFF includes my decorated cannister FILLED with red/pink/white/black flowers, Valentine ribbons, a packet of matching brads/buttons/etc. AND Love News Tilda and Tilda With Presents AND a CHOCOLATE INDULGENCE which I didn't show. I hope you like it all!!!!

Thank you so very much for coming by to see what's happening in my world and I hope you will come back often. I am making every attempt to visit each of you also...and what a pleasure that has been!!!! Tomorrow I will have my Just Magnolia posting and there may be a wee surprise for you there as well... Also on Sunday don't forget the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious where there will be yet another delightful surprise for you--Just click on the icon on my side bar!!! Until the next time, I send big hugs for you!!!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



This week we had a total of 388 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--361 with Mr. Froggy and 27 by comment or email! This exciting event is generously sponsored by Diana at the Magnolia-licious shop who will have another surprise for some lucky participant each and every Sunday right here!

The WINNER of the $25 Gift Certificate to be used for a Tilda and an Edwin which are in-stock at Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

208. Jean Hempel

Congratulations, Jean !!! Please send me your email address before Friday morning at 8 AM EST so that we can make arrangements to get your Sunday Sensations Surprise out to you right away!!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who is helping to spread the word about this wonderful weekly giveaway!! Best wishes to each of you for a magnificent New Year!!!See you back here on Sunday to share the next SUNDAY SENSATIONS from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

WINNER!!! WINNER!!!

My sincere thanks to everyone who played along, left comments, placed the SWEET STUFF on your personal blogs, and sent me such sweet emails! But random.org is in charge of selecting the winners! You know it won't be long before there is more SWEET STUFF here for my faithful FOLLOWERS!!!

The winner of this SWEET STUFF is.....

Sallysbitz who said...Your card is just stunning. Image sooo cute & coloured perfectly x The papers are divine, love that vintage postal stamp look.Thanks for the chance of winning this fab candy x Good Luck Everyone.hugs sally x





The winner of this SWEET STUFF along with a £20 Gift Voucher from LOTV is.......


89. theCook



CONGRATULATIONS to Sally and Cook!!! Gosh!! It looks like these two prizes are on their way to the UK and to France!!! Please contact me before Friday, January 21 at 8AM EST so that I can get your prizes out to you right away!

Remember that there is SWEET STUFF available HERE and on Sundays remember there is always SUNDAY SENSATIONS for a wonderful giveaway!!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Wild Orchid Challenge...Let's Get Sentimental, WINNER, and SWEET STUFF!!!


Happy Monday everyone. I am hoping you all had a marvelous weekend and are beginning a great week! I can't believe I had a weekend without snow!!! AND the snow is melting away...yipppppeeeee!!! This week is a visit to my oncologist and to my radiologist so would you please just cross your fingers for me??? THANKS!!!! It's almost impossible to believe that my breast cancer journey started already more than a year ago....whew!!!!! Now back to HAPPY thoughts!!!!!!!

Today at Wild Orchid Challenge we begin a new challenge for the next two weeks which is Let's Be Sentimental....so just use a sentiment on your card/project! There is a fabulous prize given, as usual, by Wild Orchid Crafts! That reminds me that WOC has in some new things which you will want to check out: Vintage Seam Binding in so many luscious colors, 3 new colors in Poppy Stem Flowers, and the yummiest Trellis Roses in two sizes.

To display my sentiment I made a gift box starting with a plain brown cardboard box which is about 7 inches (15 cm) square. I completely covered the box with DP from the Tilda Classic Collection. For the top of the box I used Bazzill for the base and all matting--the DP is from the same Tilda papers. All major panels were machine stitched. The image I used is the lovely Lili of the Valley Garden of Wishes and the sentiment is from the LOTV Inspirational Sentiments--both from the new release. The fairy was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, adding German Glitter to her wings and star, and cut out with square Nesties. The flowers I used on the box are all from Wild Orchid Crafts: Aster Daisies, 25mm Open Roses, 20mm Open Roses , and 15mm Open Roses. I also added Star Shaped Pearl Beads to the floral treatment to repeat the motif from the image and added Self Adhesive Pearls to soften the corners.

This pic shows the dimension I achieved by propping up each layer of the box top with foam tape. Around the outside of the lid I first used Black Guipure Lace, topped with 5/8" Pink Velvet and thin black satin before adding more roses on MS punched rose leaves. Finally I added small pearl roping to the very top.
I then added a 1 1/4" Pink Silk bow. And something you can't see, but I also added larger pink pearl brads to the bottom of the box as little feet. Whew....did I cover everything??? lolol

I hope you will let me know what you think of my little creation and will pop over to Wild Orchid Challenge to see the lovely creations of the other DT Members and decide to join with us during these two weeks!

WINNER of SWEET STUFF:
Thank you all so much for always dropping by to see what's happening at my blog and I wish you could all be winners...but I am trying to make it so...smile!! But the winner of this SWEET STUFF is....
TASH DALY who said...Wow, this card is fabulous, I LOOOOOOOVE it! SO darn cute and I love the colours, papers, charms and resin details etc. The whole combination is simply stunning. Also thanks again for giving us the opportunity to win yet again more candy. You are so generous. So it looks like this package is on its way to New South Wales, Australia!!! Congratulations, Tash! Please email me your mailing information before Wednesday, January 19, so that I can get your package out to you right away!!!!

NEW SWEET STUFF!!!!!And now it's CHALLENGE DAY and all of my FOLLOWERS know what that means!!! As I mentioned I have TRIED to get more organized during the snow-in time and I have put together a number of SWEET STUFFS for my FOLLOWERS!!!! You all know how important you were to me when I really needed so much support and I do appreciate each of you so much!!! Nothing makes me happier than to share with you for making me so happy during the past year!!! So.....please leave a comment before Thursday, January 20 at noon EST to be eligible! I would love for you to share this SWEET STUFF with all of your blogging friends but it is certainly not a requirement to be eligible! Thank you!!

1 Martha Stewart Layered Arches Edge Punch
4 Packs of Shabby Chic Rhinestones
3 Packs of Rhinestone Clusters
8 Bunches of Mulberry Roses
GOOD LUCK!!!

Don't forget about SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious where a very nice prize is available EVERY week...Just click the picture at the top of my blog to throw your name in!!!! So little effort for such a nice prize each and every week!!!

Again, thank you so much for your visit and sooner or later I will get around to visit each of you...I'm trying!! I hope you enjoy my posting and will decide to come back often! If you have questions of me, please send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Sometimes it is impossible to contact you by the information I get in a comment. Have a marvelous week and until the next time, I send big hugs to all of you!!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



Happy Sunday and Welcome to SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious for another opportunity to win a fabulous prize being offered by Diana at Magnolia-licious. Thank you so much for helping us to spread the word to all of your blogging and crafting friends about this marvelous surprise each Sunday!


This week Magnolia-licious is offering a $25 Gift Certificate to be used for one Tilda and one Edwin which is in stock at the Magnolia-licious store. Have a look to see what you might select!!!! AND oh my goodness!!!! What little darlings there are in Diana's shop to use for Valentine's Day!! Also, be sure to check out MINI WORLD--they are such cuties!!!! It won't be long until the brand new You Are So Special Collection will be in-house and I know you are just as excited as I am to have those darlings in your paws!!!

In order to be eligible for this wonderful prize, all you need to do to enter the drawing is leave a link to your blog below at the little BLUE FROGGY (or your email address in a comment if you don't have a blog). There are NO requirements or rules and you do not need to be a follower or even put information on your blog about the opportunity if you don’t want to. Of course, we will always appreciate it greatly if you would help us spread the word on your personal blog about SUNDAY SENSATIONS!!!!

Remember the closing for SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious is at midnight EST each Tuesday and the winner is announced on Wednesday!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge and SWEET STUFF for YOU!!!



Happy Saturday to everyone and I am hoping that you are already into a marvelous weekend! Gosh it is wonderful to know there is a world out there after this week of way too much snow and ice!

Today is the Challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings blog and I hope you will visit to see all of the magnificent projects/cards from the RRR DT. This time our theme is HEARTS and we are being sponsored by the splendid Creative Charms company. I hope you will come over and join with us for a very nice prize!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI, and the DP is from Eline's Huis Roses Are Red Paper Bloc produced by Marianne Design of the Netherlands. All major panels are machine stitched. All hearts are cut using a My Favorite Things die. For the horizontal I used a brand new lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon--Charlotte Natural Crochet Lace and a punched MS heart trim. The cute, cute image by Lili of the Valley, Teddy Romeo, was stamped on Cryogen White, Colored with Copics, and cut out with Nesties. To give the little bear a fuzzy texture, I used a few drops of Copics Blender solution on a terrycloth piece of fabric and dabbed the fur on the image....don't you think it looks a little furry??? smiles!! The little envelope with tag at the bottom right corner is by Melissa Frances and the Vintage Red Velvet Poppy Flowers with pearl centers are one of the lovely embellishments by Creative Charms!

The inside is quite simple, using another poppy and a larger MF envelope and tag for the jotting spot and more lace and heart treatment for the first panel.



I hope you like my little creation and will decide to show us your HEARTS over at the RRR Challenge! You will just love the surprise that is awaiting some lucky winner!!!

SWEET STUFF!! You all know that I can't participate in a challenge or hop unless I offer something to you for taking part...so here goes!!! Just make sure that you are a FOLLOWER and get your comment in before Tuesday, January 18 at noon, EST.

1 Set Autumn Leaves Talking in Circles Clear Stamps
1 Box of Irene"s Garden Gardenias (upside down in pic..lolol)
3 packs of K&Co Metal Art
1 Packet of Buttons
1 pack of White Doilies
1 Fiskars Craft Knife
1 Tin Making Memories Flower Shop Collection
1 Pack Pearl Halves
1 Pack Beadies

Thank you all so very much for coming by and I would love to know what you think of my little teddy. Your comments just make my day!!! Have a marvelous weekend and I hope to see you again real soon!! Remember the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious event tomorrow!!! Sending a big hug your way!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tilda in the Garden at Friday Sketchers #137!!


Hello, everyone and a very happy Friday evening to you!! I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to a marvelous weekend! Today was my first day OUT!!! Yipppppeeeee...I went to see my Mom who is in a Life Care Center and enjoyed those hugs!! Gosh, it was great just seeing anyone!!! If I ever see one more snowflake it will be way too many!!

This week at Friday Sketchers #137 we are being hosted by Janneke of the Netherlands who has provided a very fun sketch for us to use. I hope you will pop over and join with us so we can see your interpretation of the sketch. A very nice prize is being given by our week's sponsor, Tickled Pink Stamps.

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all matting and the DP is a special gift to me from the very talented and sweet Gunilla of Sweden. It is Mina Vänner Paula 5,7,8 by Maja Design. I just love these papers!!! All major panels were machine stitched. For the horizontal I used 7/8" Old Willow Organza with a double flat bow. The little darling Tilda in the Garden from the new You Are So Special Collection which are right now on pre-order at Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics and a touch of Stickles for the trim and flowers and Spica Gold for the shoe buckles, and cut out with Nesties....Have you noticed how many times little Tilda gets her shoes on the wrong feet....tooooo cute!!!! The floral treatment is from Wild Orchid Crafts using Cherry Blossom Stem Flowers. To finish the front I added a copper Special Day tag, a Melissa Frances ornament, and parts of a pearl flourish.

Edited to ADD: Oh my goodness, I had 2 emails already asking me about the lace which I forgot to mention...sigh...Sorry!!! That is hand-crocheted lace made by my grandmother about 50-60 years ago and was on an old tablecloth which was no longer useable...so no better place to use it than on one of my cards!!! Right??? Thanks to those who asked me!!!!

The inside is very simple with the addition of complete pearl flourishes on each panel and knotted organza ribbon...


I hope you decide to join us over at Friday Sketchers this week! Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Bea, Bev Inge, Janneke, Jeanette, Tanja

Thank you so very much for coming by to see what's happening in my world and I hope you will come back often. I am making every attempt to visit each of you also...and what a pleasure that has been!!!! Tomorrow I have the RRR Challenge where I will be using another LOTV stamp and I am so excited to show it to you in the morning. There may be a wee surprise for you as well... Also on Sunday don't forget the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious where there will be yet another delightful surprise for you--Just click on the icon on my side bar!!! Until the next time, I send big hugs for you!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Let It Snow at Just Magnolia & hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and WINNERS!!


Happy Friday everyone!! I hope you have had a marvelous week! This has been a cabin fever week for me with all of the snow and ice BUT I think tomorrow I may go out into the world if I can remember how to act!! lol But timing was wonderful because this has been a busy cardmaking week for me. Today I am posting my Just Magnolia & hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge card and tomorrow I will have my Friday Sketchers and Really Reasonable Ribbons Challenge cards.

This week at Just Magnolia & hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge it's MY FAVORITE THINGS which was very easy for me because I LOVE it ALL!! We would love for you to come over and join with us where there is a very nice prize awaiting you from All That Scraps. We would love to see what you consider your favorite things!

For my DT Sample Card, I used Bazzill for the base, PTI for all double matting, and the DPs are digitals by Nitwits. All major panels are machine stitched. On the front I used a sketch by Janneke.For the horizontal I used 1 1/2" Light Blue Grosgrain and red satin which was tied into a double flat bow to hold a snowflake charm. The sweet Tilda was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, adding a bit of Star Dust Stickles, Silver Spica, and white flocking, and cut out with Nesties. Which reminds me that all of the You Are So Special Maggies are now available for pre-order over at Magnolia-licious. And you want to hurry right over because they will be in-house before you can blink an eye!!! The sentiments are from Stampendous. Finally I added some snowflake ornaments.

When you see the inside you can guess that I made this card for ME!!!!! Laughing!!! We have had almost 2 feet of snow since Christmas Eve which is almost more than I can even imagine IF I hadn't seen it in my yard!!! So from my perspective, you can appreciate this sentiment for sure!!! The inside of course is quite simple with more of the same that I used on the front of the card.



SWEET STUFF WINNERS: CONGRATULATIONS TO......
This WINNER is Sol who said: The Card is Lovely!!! I Love the hearts!! the hänglär girl is so cute!!The papers are nice... and the Bow is Perfect!! ... So Cute! Thank you again! for posting more Sweet Stuff!!! This is so exiting for us followers!!... I always believe it is me who`s gonna be the lucky one! always!! Thank you so much for the fun! Have a Great Weekend!! :o)


And this winner is 270. Mary Lou!

So it looks like these two packages are on their way to Norway and to Wisconsin in the US. Sol and Mary Lou, please email me before Sunday at midnight EST so that I can get your packages out to you right away.

My sincere thanks to everyone who dropped by and left such sweet and kind comments! It won't be long before there may be some more SWEET STUFF in this same place!! I hope you have a marvelous weekend and I also hope to see you again very soon!!! Don't forget the SUNDAY SENSATIONS here every Sunday! Until the next time I send big hugs to each of you!!!

Bubble Bath at RRR Blog Hop!!



Happy Thursday everyone!! I hope you are having a marvelous week! My snow still remains and I am almost at the point of CABIN FEVER so if I disappear for several days, you will know what the problem is...lolol!!!!

Welcome to the January Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon! If you have arrived here from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings site then you are at the right place and on the right track. If you have arrived here first, please start the hop at the RRR Ramblings so that you will know what terrific prizes await you this month. We were asked to use ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment and they are so absolutely gorgeous and are definitely Valentine's Day!!! They are MY colors and I love them all---you can see them in my SWEET STUFF below!!!! I wanted to use all of them BUT my brain just could not figure out how to be that creative....smile... You will find that several of the ribbons each month are unique to club members and are not available in the shop---one of the great benefits of being a member of the Ribbon Club and one of the reasons to join!!

I have the best mailman in the world! He brings me packages several times a week and brings them to my door!! It doesn't matter that I have ordered STUFF but I tell him thanks for the present everytime!!! I finally had to explain to him why I get so many packages (ultimate shopper) and assure him it was not anything clandestine...and I showed him my cards. He asked if I would make a card for him to give his wife on their special anniversary in February so this is the card!!! For my easel card, I used Bazzill for the base and matting, and all of the DP is from the Classic Collection by Tilda of Norway...I love their papers!! I stamped the very darling Lili of the Valley Bubble Bath onto Cryogen White, colored it with Copics, adding Prisma Glitter, and Glossy Accents for some sparkle and shine, and placed on double Nesties. For the horizontal I used a pink dotted satin which is a member special from the January Ribbon Club Collection, tied into a double flat bow using the Bow-Easy Tool and dangling an open heart charm to accompany the key on the upper left corner. I also used a Melissa Frances cornerpiece and light pink pearls to soften the corners. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: Gypsophilia Stems, 4 mm Closed Rosebuds, and 15 mm Open Roses, all resting on MS Punched rose leaves.

The base of the card is more of the same with the addition of a Happy Anniversary sentiment on a Spellbinders Fancy Label trimmed with small pearls and a MF adornment for the stop. I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join with us this month at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings Challenge.

SWEET STUFF...and now for some SWEET STUFF to celebrate the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!!!! Please leave a comment before Sunday, January 16 at Midnight EST if you would like to be eligible. Although it is not a requirement, I would love for you to become a follower and spread the word to your blogging friends. I hope you like the SWEET STUFF this time!!!

1 Really Reasonable Ribbon January Ribbon Club Collection
1 Martha Stewart Heart Punch
1 Pack of Melissa Frances Pearls
4 Bunches of Red and Pink Mulberry Roses

And now your next stop along the Hopping Way is at the magnificently talented APHRA ....I know she will have something very exciting and creative for you to see!!! So safe hopping and enjoy each step of the way!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope you will come back often!!! It is always such a joy to know that you have visited!!! If you have any questions, please send me an email and I will respond quickly. So often I see questions in your comments and there is no email address for you so I can't respond...sorry.. I hope you have a delightful week and until we meet again...be safe and happy!!! Big hugs for each of you!!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



This week we had a total of 436 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--417 with Mr. Froggy and 19 by comment or email! This exciting event is generously sponsored by Diana at the Magnolia-licious shop who will have another surprise for some lucky participant each and every Sunday right here!

The WINNER of the absolutely darling Mini Devil Tilda, Mini Bench, and Mini Sitting Here Thinking of You has been selected by random.org and is.....

186. Marianne

Congratulations, Marianne!!! Please send me your email address before this Friday morning at 8 AM EST so that we can make arrangements to get your Sunday Sensations Surprise out to you right away!!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who is helping to spread the word about this wonderful weekly giveaway!! Best wishes to each of you for a magnificent week!!!See you back here on Sunday to share the next SUNDAY SENSATIONS from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

NEW RELEASE DAY at Lili of the Valley!!! SUPER SWEET STUFF, too!!!


Happy Late Monday/ Early Tuesday!!!! I hope you are all having a great week AND did I have to remind you that TODAY...right now...is the RELEASE DAY for all of those darling stamps at Lili of the Valley??? I bet not!!!! I don't know about you, BUT I am staying up so I can be sure to have these darlings because they are gonna fly right out the door like a whirlwind!!!!! Every one of them is precious!!!

I just had to give you one last little peek of this little cutie fast like before morning!!! I used Bazzill for the base and all matting, and the bright, cheerful DP is from the La-Di-Da Collection by Kaisercraft. I stamped that sweetie pie Dandelion Clock from the New Release at LOTV onto Cryogen White and colored her with Copics, adding Star Dust Stickles to the parachutes, German Glass Glitter to the seed head, Prisma Glitter to her wings, and placing her on double scalloped Nesties...isn't she a little darling??? The striped panel is bordered by a diecut from a MFT Die-namic which I don't see in stock at the moment. I used Purple Organza for the horizontal and added those gorgeous, sparkly Purple Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts to soften the corners. The floral treatment is made with flowers from WOC: 15 mm Open Roses, 5 mm Closed Rosebuds, and Heather Stem Flowers, all resting on MS punched branches.

For the inside I used more of the same from the front of the card and merely added an open heart charm dangle on the first panel.

SWEET STUFF!!! And now to add to the excitement of NEW RELEASE DAY at LOTV, I would like to offer the following SWEET STUFF to my FOLLOWERS!!! I tried to make this special for all of my faithful followers so in order to be eligible I am asking that you:
1.Make sure you are a follower of my blog...2. Become a Follower of LOTV Ideas to Inspire Blog...3. Leave your name below with Mr Blue Frog... and 4. Add a link to this blog posting on your blog!! This closes on January 17 at 8 PM EST.
First I am offering a Gift Voucher at LOTV in the amount of £20 to be used for the stamps of your choice!


AND the following which I will send to the lucky person...


1 Martha Stewart Grass Edge Punch
2 Rolls of Martha Stewart Ribbon
12 Bunches of Mulberry Roses
1 Box of Baileys Chocolates...yummmmm!!!!

Thank you so much for coming by and I wish each of you GOOD LUCK!! Come back and see me again real soon!!! Hugs to all!!