Saturday, August 29, 2009

Lemonade Anyone? by Belles 'n Whistles

Happy Saturday, everyone!!! I hope that your weekend is going very well!!

Last week I received in the mail a real surprise from a VERY special friend--this Belles n Whistles stamp arrived and I was asked if I would give it a try...shucks I will try almost anything ONCE!!! This stamp, Lemonade Anyone? is by Elizabeth Bell. I decided to not only attempt using this stamp but also to attempt this week's sketch over on Midnight Madness. If you have not visited this challenge blog I will let you know that it is not only alot of fun but also very informational!!

I used Bazzill CS for the base of the card, PTI Lemon Tart and Hibiscus Burst CS for the matting and a combo of free digital papers for the DP. I stitched all background panels of the card and tried to keep in mind the theme of LEMONADE in all of my colors and did I do??? I stamped the little girl (is her name Belle?) 3 times and cut her out after coloring her with Copics. This time I used silicone glue between the layers and I think perhaps you can see the dimension it added to the various parts of the little girl in the picture below. You can also see that I airbrushed the background of the image panel and added alot more grass for grounding.

The horizontal panel is wide grosgrain ribbon with MS punched trim...adding a middle stripe of PTI Lemon Tart satin ribbon and bow made with the Bow-Easy. I wanted to use the lemon metal buttons but only had 2 of them so I considered the bow as one of the 3 also added MS punched branches to look at though the lemons are actually growing there. To finish the front I used pink button brads for the corners, a gold colored teapot, and a corner decoration which I spray painted gold to match the teapot. I also used layered flowers from Crafty Feeling put together with enamel heart brads.
I wanted the inside to be BRIGHT when the card is opened so I hope I was successful. The inside is very simple with each base panel stitched...I re-visited the wide grosgrain and narrower yellow ribbon treatment. On the first panel I added a bow and a flat teapot charm. On the jotting panel, I found 3 more plastic lemons--I had to color the ends with green Copics and added more MS branch punches. To complete this panel I used yet more flowers from Crafty Feeling and another bow.

Thank you so much for dropping by!! I also hope you will let me know what you think of this little girlie. If ever I use anything that you would like more information about or want to know my source, please just jot me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I hope that your Saturday will be a most enjoyable one. So until the next time when Maggie returns, stay safe and ENJOY!!! Big hugs for each of you!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Hilda Dances Like No One Is Watching!!!

Happy Friday everyone. I hope your week has been a fabulous one and that your weekend will be delightful.

This week at Friday Sketchers 67 we are hosted by the unbelievably talented Claudia who has given us a very interesting and challenging sketch for the week!

I hope that you will hop over to the Friday Sketchers blog and check out the wonderful DT Sample cards and will join with us this week in using Claudia's sketch. Be sure to link your blog post in your comment and also link back to Friday Sketchers in your post in order to be eligible for the week's prize. This week's fabulous prize is from Verve Stamps so come on over and join us!!

For my card I used Bazzill CS for the base, PTI for all matting, and Papermania Blueberry Hill from the UK for all DP. I also used Ballerina Hilda from Motivet. After stitching all bottom panels for both the outside and the inside, I stamped Hilda 3 times, cutting her out in her entirety once and just the tutu on the other. I used silicone glue for the dimension. Hilda was colored with copics and the tutu is Stickles. I used a small piece of Sheet Music paper from Crafty Secrets for one panel and Allegro CB embossing folder for the other. I used tulle, reminiscent of the tutu, for the left side panel. I then added a filagree heart tied with tiny silk ribbon, a rose and bow buttons, several mulberry/tulle roses, and finally my piece de resistance, for a touch of whimsy, the cutest little hippo button in the lower right corner which also has stickles on her tutu...lolol

For the inside I added some pink trim and several ballet themed buttons to the first panel. The highlight of the jotting panel is another dancing hippo!! To complete the inside I added some MS oblong pearls to each of the corners to soften them.

Thank you so much for dropping by today to see what's happening!!! I appreciate each of you so very much and hope you will come back often...I love to hear what you think of my little posts. Have a delightful and safe weekend and until next time...enjoy and DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING!!!!!!! Hugs!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Winner of My Halloween/Fall Magnolia-licious Blog Hop Prize

Happy Thursday everyone!!! I had 223 comments on my Halloween/Fall Hop Blog at Noon EST today...And to that I added the names of those persons who had submissions at Magnolia-Licious Highlites...for a total of 236 eligible... My sincere thanks to everyone who dropped by and a special thanks to those who placed my Sweet Stuff on their blogs!! Please come back often and soon because it may not be long until I share some more Sweet Stuff with YOU!!!

AND the winner, selected randomly by Random.Org is Number 47...

SUZAN L.......who said
Hellooooooo Jacque, Your card is so Boootiful, front and back!! You always add the cutest details to your cards!! I also love the treat bag and treat boxes. I love how you cut out the windows in the small treat boxes and the treat bag is so cute!! And Oh My Gosh, that is some sweet Halloween Blog Candy. Sweetie, everything is so Spooktacular!! I love everything!!
You always inspire me and I can't wait to make a Halloween card now!!
Hugs, Suzan

Congratulations Suzan!! Please email me your mailing address as soon as possible so that I can ship this package off to you right away!!!! It is already packed up and waiting beside my front door!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Midnight Madness Masterpiece Award!!!!

Gosh I am so thrilled and so humbled that I have been selected as the winner of the Midnight Madness Masterpiece Award for the little Annie Peeks In On Tilda's House card!!!!! This is a special Badge Award given to one person for their outstanding sketch submission. Last week there were 120 entries so I am so excited to have been considered, much less to have won!!!! My sincere thanks to each of you because as you know I have learned everything I know right here with each of you!!! So I share this esteemed honor with all of you!!!!

Sketch Challenge Star Award MMM

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Annie Peeks In On Tilda's House!!!

Happy Sunday Evening...I hope that everyone has had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a splendid week!!

My card tonight is made for Midnight Madness Challenge Sketch and I am sure mine is a bit "different"...lolol...The card is completely inspired by my wonderful friend Ann (Madgesty) from the UK who introduced me to Little Annie and also introduced me to Priscilla from Midnight Madness!!! So thank you very much, Ann!! You are truly an inspiration to me!!! Feel better real soon!!!

I used Bazzill CS for the base, PTI Lemon Tart CS for the matting and the DP is from Marianne Design from the Netherlands. Little Annie and the window are both Fronts-N-Backs from Art Impressions so in order to use these stamps I had to actually cut a hole in the front of the card to fit the window....this may sound like a very easy thing to do BUT we are talking through 10 layers of papers and the whole thing had to line up with both the inside and outside window frames--Annie and the window are actually 4 separate I am not going to admit how many times I had to cut and fit...lolol...Also the individual panes of the double window had to be cut out...You can also ask me if I am blind now!!!! Anyway...all of the coloring is Copics and I hope you can see by the picture below that everything is VERY dimensional. For the topiaries I used the 3 smallest round nesties and covered them with my own mix of FlowerSoft and put them in FlowerSoft pots that I curved by wrapping them around a pencil...the stem is actually leather shoe strings---I told you this was a DIFFERENT card...hahahha

On the inside of the card, you can see little Annie checking to see what is going on at Tilda's house...and how do we know it is Tilda's house???...Rufus, Tilda's Cat, Rocking Chair, and portraits of Loves Me Tilda, Tilda with Single Flower and Tilda with Birdcage...ALL of these stamps are now available at Magnolia-licious. If you don't believe these are really Tildas, you can click on the picture and then you can see they are actually Tildas that I had made into cards earlier...lolol...I framed them in little bitty Melissa Frances vintage frames.

I finished the card...whewwwwwwww...with some yellow pearls and a few yellow satin bows!! Finally I added a computer generated expression for the jotting spot...

Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening in my little world...I hope you like this little card and will let me know what you think!!! Have a delightful week...Hugs!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tilda with Wine and Basket for Friday Sketchers 66

Happy Saturday Morning Everyone!!! I hope you all had a magnificent week and are just starting a fun and enjoyable weekend.

Since I had a Magnolia-licious Halloween Blog Hop yesterday, I decided to save my Friday Sketchers DT Sample Card for Week 66 to show you today!! If you did not visit me yesterday, please notice my SWEET STUFF in the right corner and visit my yesterday's blog also for a chance to win....Hugs!!!

This weeks's Friday Sketchers is hosted by the magnificently talented Carole of England who has given us a very challenging and fun sketch to use this week. I hope you will take the time to visit Friday Sketchers blog and then will visit each of the DT's blogs to see their fantastic sample cards. Please play along with us this week using Carole's sketch, include your blog posting in your comment, and be sure to link Friday Sketchers in your posting in order to be eligible to win the great prize offered by Simon Says Stamp.

For my card, I used Bazzill CS for the base, Bazzill and PTI CS for the matting and a lovely set of digital papers. I also used Tilda with Wine and Basket which is now available at Magnolia-licious. I stitched every single solitary double-matted panel before putting the card the front of the card I stamped Tilda twice on Cryogen White, colored her with Copics, and cut her out. For the circle panel using Carole's sketch I used a Spellbinders Lattice Shapabilities Pendant and I can tell you it was a PAIN!!! I must be doing something wrong because it took me 4 tries to get the paper out of the die without tearing it...and even this one has a tiny tear behind Tilda's foot!!! I don't know if I will ever try this one again unless someone gives me instruction and advice!!!! I then propped Tilda up on dimensional tape. To satisfy the 5 embellishment requirement I decided that Little Tilda carrying that wine bottle needed to be amidst the grape so I proceeded to make my own grape clusters, grape leaves and used the Prima Center Kisses Floral Stamens and colored them with shades of purple Copics for the bunches of grapes, cut the leaves from larger mulberry leaves to KINDA resemble grape leaves, and colored plain old kitchen twine with green Copics for the vine. To finish the front of the card I added half-pearls colored with Copics to each corner and added some sparkle to the leaves with a bit of Evergreen Shimmerz.

The inside of the card is very simple but I did stitch every double matted panel. On the first page I added a bit of purple and green organza ribbon and propped the center panel up on dimensional tape. For the jotting panel I added a bunch of "grape leaves" and a tiny bottle of wine charm tied with DMC floss.

Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening here!! I love and appreciate your visits and especially enjoy hearing from you. I hope you will join us this week at Friday Sketchers. Have a magnificent weekend...Big hugs!!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Halloween/Fall Blog Hop at Magnolia-licious and a Little Bit of Sweet Stuff

A very Happy Friday everyone!! And WELCOME to the Tricks and Treats Halloween/Fall Blog Hop at Magnolia-licious!! Each of the DT members has made a card using a Fall/Halloween Maggie and a treat holder using the Scor-Pal. A number of projects can be found at the Scor-Pal projects list site and on SCS. I certainly hope that you will join with us and create a card and a treat holder to be eligible for a $10 GC to Diana's store!!! What fun!! Today's Hop begins with the very talented Cheryl Rowley so if you have not started at the beginning, please go visit Cheryl for your roadmap! After you have visited each of the DT blogs then please continue on to the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog where you will find all instructions for participating!

I used TEN MAGGIES!!!!! Diana, that must be almost the full Halloween inventory...lolol...They are: Tilda with Spider, Tilda with Spider Web, Spider Web, Halloween Edwin, Log, Tilda with Pumpkin, Halloween Pumpkins, and Halloween Candy Bag, all from the Halloween and Autumn Collection 2008; Tilda's Cat from the Summer Collection 2007; and Iron Fence from the Fall Collection 2007. As you can see by the links, most of these stamps are available or will be available soon at Magnolia-licious. Because these stamps are going so quickly and since Halloween is right upon us, I urge you to jump over to Diana's shop and get them FAST, FAST, FAST!!!

As you can tell, this is a tri-shutter card and it's the first time that I have ever attempted one of these...and it may be the changed the size from the instructions given on SCS and made it 6" tall...I also didn't like it with a plain back so I also decorated the back so that it would be of interest with either side showing. I really don't know where to begin except that I started with Bazzill CS for the base and all of the DP is from the Frightful Collection of Little Yellow Bicycle. I stamped and colored all of the Maggies with Copics and a touch of Spica and cut them all out. I embossed the large spider web on the back and the web on the front Tilda's hat. The web behind Edwin is actually a wide organza ribbon embossed with velvet spider web and spiders. I added a few little puffy bats from Diana, flowers from Crafty Feeling, miscellaneous charms (pumpkin, spooky eyes, ghost, witch's hat), some spider buttons, and some twigs made with a MS punch. The sentiment on the back is a Cotton Scrap. Oh and a few ribbons and gem brads and dew drops...And whewwww, I believe that's about it...lolol

And now for my matching Treat Holders which uses the Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape:

As you can see, I used the same papers as my card. The larger box is the Ferro Rocher Chocolate Box and is filled with 6 pieces of Ferrero Rondnoir. The bag-like thing is the Batty Boo Basket and is filled with M&Ms. The 2 little boxes are Tall Treat Boxes and are filled with Jelly Bellies.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting me during the Magnolia-licious Tricks and Treats Blog Hop and will come back and visit me again real soon!!! I love reading your comments and I appreciate each and every one of you sooooooo much!!...HUGS!!!

And now for a little SWEET STUFF!!!! I would just love to send you my card, and my filled treat holders AND the following Halloween fare...

which includes 50+ 6"x6" double-sided DP sheets, bunches of K&Co and MS sticker packets, Halloween brads, orange and black Dew Drops and several charms, 12 rolls of Halloween ribbon, packs of card bases and holiday envelopes, green,orange and black glitter glue, two kinds of spider web trim, Halloween paper lace set, orange flowers, black/white buttons, Halloween rhinestones...and anything else you see in this picture!!!

And all you have to do is leave me a comment and show this sweet stuff on your blog if you have one. For those who have made a comment AND participated in the Magnolia-licious HighLites activity prior to August 27, your name will go in twice!!!! Just a note: This Sweet Stuff opportunity will end on August 27 at NOON EST! GOOD LUCK and BIG HUGS!!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Very Own Hand-Crafted Copic Refill Holder!!!

Happy Saturday Everyone!!! I just have to show you a very special gift I received this week and have already installed it in my craft room!!!! I apologize for the poor quality of the picture BUT... Christina Carstensen's husband hand-crafted this wooden Copic refill Holder for me which will hold 200 various ink refills!!! After I fainted, I gathered my composure, and remain in complete awe of his amazing talent and beautiful work!!! Gosh, I am still amazed and shocked!!! Thank you so much Cartensens for always thinking of me in such delightful ways but this was a REALLY special way!!!! I just LOVE it and know there will be envy out there in Copic world!!!!! It is spectacular!!!! BIG HUGS!!!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tilda Goes On A Picnic at Friday Sketchers 65

Woooohoooooo!! Happy Friday to everyone and I am back with my Maggies!!!! I hope that you all have had a magnificent week and will enjoy a special weekend!!

Today is Week 65 at Friday Sketchers and we are being hosted by the exceptionally talented Bea of Germany. She has presented us with an exceptionally fun sketch this week! I would love for you to visit us at Friday Sketchers to see all of the DT Sample Cards and to join us this week with a card that you have made using Bea's sketch. In order to be eligible for a prize from Inky Impressions, please remember to link your post in a comment and then be sure to link back to Friday Sketchers on your blog post.

I have used Picnic Tilda, Picnic Quilt, Tilda's Table, Basket of Rolls, and Wine Bucket, all from the Party and Vacation Collection 2008, and the Butterfly Background from the Catching Butterflies Collection 2009. All of these stamps are from Magnolia-licious although it looks as though Diana may be sold out of some of them temporarily. Please contact her if you are looking for a particular stamp, and I am sure she will assist you. She has the largest selection of Maggies in all of North America. Her shipping is a real deal and you will find her customer service to be TOPS!!!! She also offers special deals for all members of the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Site--so it is well worth your time to check it out!!!

For my card I used Bazzill CS for the base, SU Real Red and PTI Lemon Tart CS for all matting, and all of the DP is from the BG June Bug Collection. All major panels were stitched in red. For the front, I stamped Tilda twice and colored her with Copics and a touch of Diamond Stickles on her wings, propping her up with dimensional tape. The quilt and background were also colored with Copics and the flowers have Souffle centers. I added the ribbon for the vertical panel and of course the bow is made with the Bow-Easy, a gift from Claudia and the "FRIEND" charm is from Jeanette. It is magnificent to have two friends who are so exceptionally talented and inspiring!! Thanks to both of you!!! All flowers used are from Jayne at Crafty Feeling in the UK. Finally I added tiny brads to the corners and a couple of heart buttons.

The inside of the card is more of the same. I made a little scene with the table, basket of rolls, and wine bucket and added a wine bottle charm....a few flowers...a little ribbon...a jotting spot...and there you have it!!

I just could not resist making another envelope box using Priscilla's template. I used some 12X12 June Bug paper, sewed on 36 heart buttons to the front and added hand-stitching and heart buttons to the back and VOILA, a complete matching set!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today!! I hope you have enjoyed what I have posted as much as I enjoyed making it!! I love for you to come by and I especially enjoy reading what you have to say about my little stuff!! And now for a little kinda secret I guess...but I am telling you anyway because I want you to come by to visit Friday the DT members of Magnolia-licious are having a Halloween blog hop showing samples of our cards and treat holders. You can bet if you come by to see me, you will have a chance to win my card AND a treat holder filled with yummies...Hey!!! Who knows??? There may even be some more tricks up my sleeve!!!! wink wink...This is also a friendly reminder to order those Halloween stamps NOW because you know how quickly these darling Maggies sell out!!!! Until next time big hugs for all of you!!!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dolly by Elizabeth Bell

A very happy Thursday to everyone! I hope that your week is going well no matter where you are!!

My card today is a special request of Susana at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design using one of her store's exclusive stamp lines. This stamp is designed by Elizabeth Bell and is named Dolly. I used the sketch from Midnight Madness Challenge blog which is such an interesting site. If you are not familiar with it, I would like to urge you to check it out!!

I used Bazzill CS for the card base, Real Red and Glorious Green SU CS for the matting, and all the DP is from the Victorian Romance Paperblock by Creamotion. I also used FlowerSoft, gingham ribbon, mulberry flowers, Kaiser pearls, MS Loop border and corner punches and MS Picket Fence punch. The image was colored with Copics.

The inside is more of the same with the exception of a darling little teapot charm from Elaine at Quixotic Paperie.

Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening...When next you visit, I will be back with my sweet little Maggies....they miss me and I miss them!! Have a wonderful rest of the week...Hugs for each of you!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

For Somebirdy Special!!! Wonder who that may be????

A very happy Sunday Everyone!! I hope your weekend has been a delightful one and that your week ahead is even more wonderful!

I didn't want little Tilda to feel left out since I made a matching presentation box for the darling Maya in my last posting. So this time I also attempted another envelope box for little Tilda!!!

I used Bazzill CS for the card base, Prismatic papers for the matting and BG Wisteria DP for the rest of the card. I used Tilda With Birdcage from the new Pet and Animal Collection 2009. You can find her at Magnolia-licious. I stamped Tilda 4 times and colored her with Copics with a touch of Gold Spica on the birdcage. I then cut them all out -- 2 for the front, 1 for the inside, and 1 for the envelope box. The front panel was stitched in Old Gold and for the left panel I used a metallic gold crochet ribbon from Quixotic Paperie, a Seafoam organza ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, and a gold metallic eyelash trim from Honeysuckle Hollow here in this little town. I added a gold chain with tiny brads to hang the birdcage charm...of course all of the charms are from Michaels and were silver so I had to primer and spray paint each one a gold color. Two of the Little Tildas were propped up on dimensional tape, Finally I added a seafoam bow with pearl center and pearls on the corners.

The inside of the card is just more of the same...after taking the pictures I think I should add some pearls to the corners on the inside. I did use the For Somebirdy Special text stamp from Magnolia-licious on the jotting spot and added a gold bird on the top panel.

For the presentation box/envelope box I used the Easy-To-Use "Thinking Inside the Box" Thick Envelope template from PriscillaStyles. The papers are 12"X12" BG Wisteria papers. I cut out 2 of the bases and adhered them to each other so that a pretty lining would be apparent when the envelope is opened. And of course I used the requisite Scor-Tape and would not even consider making this box without it. No other tape that I have ever found will hold as securely as Scor-Tape--that I can promise you!!!
On the front of the box I used another Tilda, added the same chain and charm treatment as the front of the card but this time a charm of a glass framed birdcage, and a seafoam bow with pearl center. Finally I added an addressee panel and used pearls for the corners. For the back of the box I hand stitched the tab with DMC Gold Precious Metal Effects and added pearls to each of the corners. I used tiny seed pearls to hide the seams on the bottom. Finally for closure I used Velcro corners.

Thank you so much for dropping by to see what we are up to today. I hope you will let us know what you think of this little Tilda and her very own presentation envelope. Please come back again real soon!! We love having you visit us! Have a delightful week and until we meet again, hugs and more hugs!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Maya by Papilio for Friday Sketchers 64

Happy Friday everyone!!! It's weekend!! I hope you have all had a wonderful week and are looking forward to a splendid weekend -- the summer is clicking away much too fast for me!!

This week Friday Sketchers 64 is hosted by the very sweet and talented Tanja from Germany. Congratulations Tanja on your first sketch for Friday Sketchers and for your selection as a FT Design Team member!!! This sketch was so much fun and a real challenge so I hope that everyone will come over to Friday Sketchers to see the lovely DT Sample Cards and will play along using Tanja's sketch. I know you will have as much fun with it as I did!!!

For my Sample Card I used an absolutely adorable Papilio stamp called "Maya" which was one of my birthday surprises from the quintessentially talented Claudia Rosa. I am absolutely in love with this little cutie!!!!! Oh My Goodness!!! Thank you so much, Claudia!! I hope I did her justice!!! It was such a joy and BLAST to have been with Claudia and Christina at CHA in Orlando last week!! I also enjoyed meeting Marlene although it was a brief meeting as she was on her way back to England!!!

For my card I used Bazzill CS for the base, PTI Raspberry Fizz and some unknown green CS for all matting, and PTI Bitty Dot Raspberry Fizz and K&Co Berry Sweet DP for the remainder of the card. I stitched both major panels. I stamped little Maya 3 times, colored them with Copics, and cut them all out. I then made a triple nestie and airbrushed the white one to soften the brilliant white background for Maya to rest on...I then added the three Mayas with dimensional tape between each layer. The left side panel is a combination of mulberry papers, flowers and dried flowers and leaves. Finally I added a ribbon treatment to the right side using PTI Raspberry Fizz satin ribbon, making a bow at the top and adding 2 little charms on chains. Both the Little Girl charm and the Made With Love charm are available at Crafty Feeling in the UK.

The inside of this card is quite simple--I used the same papers as the front and again stitched the major panels. For the first panel I used satin ribbon for the base of the treatment, added a chain with another larger little girl charm and finished the panel with the same mulberry flowers as the front. Finally I added small pearls to soften the corners. For the jotting panel I used mulberry papers and flower with dried flowers and finished the panel with corner pearls.

This week I had the pleasure of meeting (virtually of course) the outrageously talented Priscilla from PriscillaStyles. As most of you know I make exceptionally thick cards with a substantial amount of embellishments both on the outside and the inside. Priscilla asked me to try one of her Thinking Inside the Box Thick Basic 6"X6"X3/4" Envelope Boxes. I was certain that in order to use them that I would have to decrease the size of my normal 6"X6" cards. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that these boxes fit my cards perfectly so I guess you will be seeing alot of matching boxes for my cards. They are such a wonderful surprise for me!! Priscilla, I hope you like my first attempt of matching the box to my card!!! After this first one I have so many ideas

For this one I put two sheets of 12"X12" DP together with Scor-Tape and I can assure you that in order to make these envelope boxes that Scor-Tape is an absolute requirement!!! Using the two different DPs allowed my envelope to have a surprise lining which coordinates with my card. After getting the box formed I decorated with the same types of embellishments I used on my card as well as a cameo of cute Maya on the back. I closed the box with velcro corners.

I hope you have enjoyed this posting and if you have any questions about anything I have mentioned, please email me and I will try to describe better for you. Thank you so much for dropping by and I would certainly appreciate your letting me know what you think about my posting today. Please remember to head on over to Friday Sketchers and during this week, please submit your take on Tanja's sketch to us...Have a wonderful weekend...Hugs and more hugs!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Tilda with Butterfly for Magnolia-licious August Sketch

A very happy Sunday evening to everyone!! I hope that you have had a magnificent weekend and are looking forward to an exceptional week!

My card today uses the August Magnolia-licious DT Sketch which was designed by the marvelously talented Becca and was a real challenge for me!! I hope that you will join with Becca and the other DT members to create your card using the same sketch and place it with ours on the Magnolia-licious Highlites site. I would love to see your individual interpretations of this sketch!! Be sure to link your card to your comment so that you will be eligible for the 2 prizes being given by selected randomly and one for thinking outside the box!!! Good Luck!!

I used Bazzill CS for the base and PTI and SU CS for all of the matting. I also stitched each of the major backgrounds for each panel. For DP I used Mini Flower Glitter CS from the Heidi Grace A Little Bird's Tale Collection. I used Tilda With Butterfly from the Catching Butterflies Collection 2009. I could not find her on the Magnolia-licious site which probably means that it is temporarily sold out. I'm sure if you would contact Diana, she would try her best to get this Tilda for you...but while you are there I'm sure you will find some darling Maggies that you NEED!!!!

For the front of the card, I stamped and colored Tilda twice and cut her out to be propped up on dimensional tape. I used Souffle pens and Spicas to color the butterfly she is holding and added a few white dots to eyelets on her blouse and the dots on her hat. Finally I added tiny pearls to the buttons on her shoes that she obviously placed on the wrong much like a little

To complete the front I added green and lavender satin ribbon to cross at the lower left side with a double bow of the lavender satin and organza ribbons...topping the bows with an organza mesh butterfly. I then added four-layered flowers with Dew Drop centers to the two circles on the left side and topped them with 2 green flower pins. All of the corners were dotted with green or lavender Dew Drops. All of the flowers, ribbons, Dew Drops, and pins are from the August blossom kit at Crafty Feeling. Jayne has some absolutely beautiful things in her shop if you would like to go check it out. Thanks, Jayne!!

For the inside of the card I used the same papers and ribbons as the front, adding tiny heart buttons threaded with DMC for each of the corners. On the first panel I centered the double bow and added a dangling butterfly charm. On the second panel is simply a bowed jotting spot.

I have to note that no matter what kind of light I used or what kind of editing I tried I could not get the greens to photograph true to life. So I hope you will take my word that they really do match...lolol

Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening here today and I hope you will leave us a note so we will know you have visited us. I do appreciate your comments and always look forward to hearing from you. May you have a safe and enjoyable week and I hope you will come back often!! Magnolia-liciously wonderful hugs to each of you!!!!