Friday, March 17, 2017

Magnolia Tilda "Lucky Me" Hand Made Card


Happy St. Patrick's Day Sweet Readers,

Are you wearing your green today? I love St. Patrick's Day! It is such a happy holiday! I'm getting ready to get my corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots all ready for cooking! LOL The best part of the meal is having the left over corned beef for yummy reuben sandwiches, LOL.

Today, I'm showcasing a card that isn't necessarily a St. Patrick's Day card. In my mind, it's an "I Love You" card. The colors didn't show well in the photo. I so need a new camera and have no clue what to get. My old camera is a Canon EOS Rebel. It stopped transferring the photos to my computer. It still takes photos, though. Anyway, I looked at Canon cameras, and there are so many that I didn't know what would be close to what I had. I live in a small city that has no camera shop, so I'm dead in the water at this point.

OK, back to the photo, LOL. My colors are a soft pink and green with brown accents. Here it is:



I tried to give my little Tilda reddish hair - I sort of did, LOL! The inside if finished on both sides with additional flowers, tags, ribbon, and die cuts.



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XO,

Chris

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Magnolia Lovely Rose Tilda Sending Hugs Card


Hello Sweet Readers,

Thank you so much for stopping by! Your visit means a lot! Thank you! I'm feeling very tender today. I'm always on the verge of tears. I think I'm just stressed over a lot of different things - family, government, responsibilities, life in general. Please send good thoughts my way!

I have a delightful card to share with you today. I hope you like it. I wanted something that was sort of vintage, but not quite. I think I got to that point, LOL. Here it is:



The card colors are cream and red with touches of green. I had the beautiful embossed background paper in my scrapbooking papers. It is so pretty. I finally got the rose colored nicely, LOL! My roses needed work - always!

There are two delightful elements - one solid and one that has the middles cut out. I thought they would look great as decorative stems. I got them from

Swedish House Crafts


They are Gummiapan Dies. Here are the names and links: Flower Allium (cut out centers) and Crassula (the one with the solid leaves). They just add dimension and extension that is so nice. Both dies come with a leaf die as well. I did use one leaf in the upper left corner of my card. The prices are sooooooo reasonable, too! Check them out!

Here is a shot of the interior panels:



You can see that I added the Gummiapan dies once again. Can you see the texture on the background paper? You likey?

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XO,

Chris

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Magnolia Chef Edwin & Soup's On Tilda


Happy Valentine's Day Dearest Readers,

I hope you had a wonderful day filled with love!

Today, I finished a card that I had started last week. I needed to let my ideas bounce around in my head for a bit before I decided how to proceed using my Tilda and Edwin. Finally, a clear picture began to emerge in my mind. The card below is the end result. I just cracked up when I read the sentiment for the stamp I used. I knew I had to buy it! Since I first saw the sentiment, I've laughed each time I've read it! It makes me smile. I don't understand why the text didn't show up well in the photo, though. It is nice and dark on the card. Go figure. Maybe the lighting hit it at a bad angle. Here it is:



I thought that Chef Edwin was a perfect pairing with Soup's On Tilda. The chef's knife that Edwin was holding really bothered me. He looked like a character in a "slasher" movie, LOL. So, I masked the knife out and added a carrot instead! I liked that look so much better! LOL My papers are Siri's Kitchen. My buttons are Basic Grey, the flowers are from my supply.

I also finished the inside of the card with the cooking theme. Here is the interior:



I don't know if there is a vintage feel to the card. There is inking along the edges in a creamy brown. Tilda and Edwin have been watercolored with highlights from my Prismacolor pencils.

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XO,

Chris

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Made with Love Magnolia Tilda Card


Happy Super Bowl Sunday, Dearest Readers,

Are you gearing up for the big game, LOL? Are yummy aromas coming from your kitchen? Is the gang all there? Who are you rooting for? Today is a manly man's day, huh? Enjoy the game. I hope your team wins!

I just got my stamps from the Recipe Collection on Thursday. It takes sooooooooooo long for them to come from Europe! The flowers I order from Thailand get here within days. Anyway, I got right down to business with this cutie stamp - Made with Love Tilda. I had to laugh because the word, "laugh" is misspelled on the stamp. I think Magnolia Sweden needs to hire me as an English proofreader, LOL. Here is a shot of the front:



For my card, I used Siri's Kitchen from Pion Designs. A touch of lace, some pretty flowers, embellies, and die cuts are working together for the front. I thought the apron was a really cute die and a good match with the apron on Tilda's image. I did add some Wink of Stella to the cake, but you can't see it. There is a hidden tag behind the image mat.

The interior has been finished on both sides. Here are additional shots:





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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain!

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XO,

Chris

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Magnolia Forever - Challenge 50, Love
Paradise of Magnolia - Challenge 51, Anything Goes

Friday, February 3, 2017

Magnolia Tilda Love Ya Lots Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Friday to each of you! I hope this post finds you happy! I wish I could be... Sometimes life can just throw a wrench at you, and it's impossible to fix the situation. I wish we weren't in this bad place - a place with no escape. So, rather than whine about my situation, I'm going to share a very quick card! LOL

For my card, I chose to use I Give You My Heart Tilda from the Duos Collection. I thought she was a cutie! My colors are taupe and red with white accents. Tilda was colored with Distress Inks and touches of white from a gel pen. Sometimes, it's just fun to make a quickie card. Here is a photo:





I liked how the doily added just the right girliness (is that a word? LOL) to the front. The inside is finished with a doily and more flowers.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain!

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XO,

Chris

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Magnolia Scorpio Tilda Girl Power Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy end of January! Can you believe it is going to be February so quickly? Is time flying by because I am older? Is it flying by for you as well? Remember when we were young, it felt like time was going by sooooo slowly? It seems like the hours in school would go on and on and on. It sure doesn't feel that way anymore. I seem to be unable to finish everything on my daily task list. LOL

I did manage to recently get a really cute card done. After the Women's March, I thought about this little Tilda and thought she'd be a perfect image for the strength of the female gender! So, the Girl Power card was born! LOL

Here are the photos:











The sentiment on the spool is computer generated. I was laying in bed when the phrasing came to me. For me, it expresses when I'm insecure, when I'm getting ready to give something a go, and when I finally take the plunge! Believe me, with my DH's illness, I've taken so many plunges over the last few years, I'm always in the water! LOL

I had the flowers and thought they'd be perfect with the image - strength in the stamped image and girly with the pink and flowers. The inside has been complete finished on both panels. I just love this card! I don't think I had ever colored this Tilda before.

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XO,

Chris

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Magnolia Tilda Heart Balloon Vintage Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Well, we are in a rainy pattern and are in between storms right now. There are beautiful, fluffy, dark gray clouds with white sculptured tops floating through a blue sky, It is absolutely beautiful. By tonight, we'll be in the rain again. YES! I know, I know, I've said it over and over again - we need all the water we can get to fill our streams and reservoirs.

I made a vintage card featuring a mini of a Tilda whose name I do not know! If you know who she is, please tell me! I am just in a pink mood, I guess as I'm gravitating toward the pinks right now when doing cards. Here is my newest creation:



For the papers, I used Pion Design. I went through all of my collections and matched papers, LOL. Thank you, Pion! So, one particular line was not used. I had this pretty lacy die that I thought would look great with a Tilda matted in the center of the die. Some pretty flowers from all over, teeny tiny pearls, and a frame finished the front.

The inside is also finished and is so pretty as well.



I didn't dress up the interior as I usually do. Because the papers were so delicate and pretty, I wanted to keep it simple.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain!

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XO,

Chris