Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tilda's Town Challenge #41 - Christmas

This week's challenge at Tilda's Town is Christmas.  I love Christmas.  Our weather lately has been more Christmas than anything else, but we haven't been dumped on like the midwest.

My card for the challenge features Tilda on the Roof, Snowy Roof, Edwin's head and hat from Edwin Santa's Little Helper, and Edwin's beard from Sweet Christmas Edwin.  What fun putting this scene together was.

 All coloring was done with Copic Sketch markers - my very favorite!!

"Santa" must have been VERY surprised to find Tilda on the roof waiting for him!

The tinsel garland was found on line.
The poinsettias were from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The inside of the card has Tilda Decorating Tree, Christmas Tree, Fireplace with Stockings, and mini Noel.  I glued a piece of the tiny tinsel across the mantel of the fireplace.

The tree is decorated with colored pearls and a gold star brad.  The tinsel was too big for the tree.  I tried!!

The sentiment is from 2012'2 Christmas Story Collection.

This was the view out my kitchen window about mid-morning.  I am SO happy that I didn't have to go out in that mess.
It was very beautiful!  The snowflakes were about the size of quarters and half dollars - huge.

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoying my Christmas in February card.

I am entering this card in Tilda's Town challenge #41 Christmas .


Thursday, February 21, 2013

First Easter Card

I finally finished my first Easter card for this season.  This is for Tilda's Town challenge today.  That is if I get it posted in time.

I used Tilda Hiding Easter Egg from the new Easter and Spring Collection from Magnolia.

The cardstock is from SU - Wisteria Wonder - perfect color for Easter!
Tilda is colored with Copics and cut with Spellbinder's Classic Ovals die.
The grass is cut using the Doohickey Grass die.
The flowers are all from Hooked on Craft.
The ribbon from my stash.

This is not an easel - heavens what is this world coming to?!

The paper is from Magnolia's Hoppy Spring/Easter Paper collection from a couple years ago.
The little bunny is from my stash.
The flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The sentiment is from Magnolia.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Monday, February 18, 2013

More Birthday Cards

I am assuming that by now the ladies whose birthdays I had earlier this month have now received their cards.

Here they are -

Tilda with Balloon was colored with Copics and mounted on a So Saffron oval.
The background paper is from Basic Grey's Cupcake Collection.  Golly I have had that paper for years!!  It just seems to get passed over for newer ones :(

The flower is a gardenia from Magnolia.
The ribbon is from my stash.

I know - just another easel card.

The paper is another sheet from the Cupcake Collection.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

Happy birthday, Donna Scott!  Hope you enjoyed your card.

The second card -

This was so fun to make.  Tilda with Puppy is just too cute!  She was colored with Copics.

The picnic basket was from the Vintage Picnic set from Papertrey Ink.

The blue blankie is a scrap of fleece.
The bone paper clip is from my stash.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Just another easel card!

The sentiment was computer generated.

I hope Donna Germany enjoys her card!  Happy birthday, Donna.

Thanks so much for stopping by and helping celebrate these wonderful ladies' birthdays.


Monday, February 11, 2013

More Valentine Cards

For the first time in a long time I made Valentines cards.  As usual I got carried away and created several of them.  I an planning to enter one of these cards in the Tilda's Town Challenge #39 - Anything Goes. These are shaped cards using Spellbinders Labels Twenty.  Norma Lee is the mega talented gal who inspires me to try really different things. 

I made some very special ones for my son and his wife and my daughters.

Here is a picture of all four of the cards.  The image and flower colors vary with each card.  All images are colored with Copics. 

Each one has a heart stand up.  The heart was cut using Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts. The sentiment was computer generated. Each one is attached to a toothpick and strip of plastic to help it stand up.

The rosebuds are also attached with a plastic strip.  The stems were too flimsy to stand by themselves.

The green leaves were cut with Doohickeys die Heart Swirl from DCWV Shimmer stack.  It was also glued to a toothpick and plastic strip.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hooked on Craft.

Here are individual pictures of each one.

 Here a couple more scalloped shaped heart easels.

This is the design I made for my girlfriends at church who work with me on the Christmas Card Stamp Camp presentations.

This one uses the older Baking Tilda image.  The banner is a Magnolia.  The sentiment is from an old Hanna Stamps set.  The ribbon is from my stash.  The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.  The stand up sentiment is the same as the other cards.

I am going to enter one of the cards in the Tilda's Town Challenge # 39 Anything Goes.

I am so glad you stopped by to visit for a few minutes.  Hope to see you again soon!


Thursday, February 07, 2013

Be Mine TT #38 Challenge

This will be a very short post as I need to leave in a few minutes for my hair appointment. Just can't miss that!!! Just finished my card for this week's challenge over at Tilda's Town Challenge.
This is my first shaped card.  I have seen so many beautiful, drop dead gorgeous cards that Norma has made, so I decided to try one.  Check out her fabulous blog to see just how beautiful all of her work is.

I used Spellbinders Hearts dies to cut the shapes.  The papers are SU's Real Red and a heart design from a Magnolia paper pack.  Sorry I don't remember which one :-(

The Tilda with Cozy Heart is colored with Copics.  The chandelier hearts are from my stash.

Here is the open view.  The sentiments are from Magnolia.  The tiny roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

All in all I think this is a really cute card and OK for my first attempt doing a shaped card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Hiking Edwin and Amish Get Well cards

Finally got my grandson's birthday card in the mail.  It was finished on time, but I wasn't able to get to the PO until last Monday.

I used Hiking Edwin and Hiking Background to create Jeremy's card.

I colored Edwin with Copics.  The background was stamped on SU's Garden Green then trimmed and torn to give it the look of a landscape. That was then glued to a Bashful Blue background for the sky.
No ribbons for a boy card so I used a piece of hemp twine.
The ladybug sticker was from my stash.

I added buttons from my stash and tied with more of the twine.  The sentiment panel was cut with Spellbinders Label 14 dies. 
Jeremy lives in Georgia so I really don't see him very often.

The mother of several of the Amish children my husband drives to school fell and broke her ankle.  She is not a happy camper right now.  My DH suggested that I make her a card with an Amish bonnet on a cast.  Hmmm - that took some time to find a picture of a cast that would work and the the bonnet that I could resize to fit the cast.

Here is what I came up with.

The kids said she liked her card!  My DH was critical of the way the bonnet was.  But, it looks OK to me.  I tried to shade it enough so the brim and crown sections weren't one big black blob.

What do you do with a cast after it has been removed?  Take a look --

I know, I know!  The cast gets cut and wouldn't work very well as a vase :-(  But -- it works very well on this card!!!!!
The tulips are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The sentiment panel was cut using Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles.  The sentiment was from a sayings website.

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you again very soon.  I hope this has been fun for you.


Friday, February 01, 2013

Older Tilda Birthday Card

For this birthday card I used an older Tilda - Tilda With Rose.  I still love her even if there are so many more Tilda with flowers.

This card is for one of the birthdays I was assigned for our birthday blessing project!  Thank you,Tabitha, for reviving the birthday card activity :D  If you would like to receive one of the handmade birthday cards, just be sure your name, address and birthday are listed on the Birthday List in the Magnolia Database  here.

Here is the front of my latest card.

This beautiful paper is from Stampin' Up's Beyond the Garden designer papers.  I didn't want to cover up very much of the paper, so I did a very minimal bouquet.
I used chandelier beads and heather stems from Wild Orchid Crafts and tied them with a narrow satin ribbon.

Tilda was colored with Copics.  She is mounted on GP 110# white and SU's Melon Mambo.

The white oval was cut with Spellbinder's Classic Petite Ovals and embossed with Cuttlebug's Love Language folder.  Can you see the tiny hearts?
The red was cut with Spellbinder's Scalloped Petite Ovals.

The front edge of the sentiment panel was punched using Martha Stewart's Floral Lace punch.

The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up!

The tiny rosebuds are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

 Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest card.  Happy Birthday, Jude Parr!!