Saturday, January 30, 2010

Biking with Tilda

When I first saw this stamp on someone's site (I think, Suzanne's) I knew I had to have it. At first it was out of stock but finally I was able to get it. I think it is just great.


I used basic grey lemonade paper for the paper piecing on Tilda's top and for all the background paper. It all started because the lace was hanging down from my top shelf and I had to find something to match it.  I colored Tilda with prisma color pencils. I have always used copics on my Tilda's before and thought I would like to try something different. The bike has diamond glaze on it like it is a shiny new bike. I keep eying a pink bike at Target and don't get it because I'm not sure I would really ride it but I think it is cool just the same.  There is some stickles on Tilda's shoelaces and her hair ribbons.  Gold stickles is in the center of the flowers.  Added some string of pearl baubles on the side and a organza ribbon at the top. 

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Another Tilda with Kitty

My one coworker at the law office loves cats so I drew her a few one day while she was out. Then she said I had to draw her more cats to get my pay check. Well I'm not an artist so I made a card. Here it is!


She is colored with copics with a little bit of stickles on her headband and shirt. I used labels nestabilities for her to sit on. The paper is basic grey. The blue dp is from a set I got a Target years ago. Yes, yes I have a paper fetish along with a stamp fetish. The flowers are various ones I have gotten along the way - another bad habit. lol There candy pink stickles on the flowers.  There are dew drops and pearl baubles for flower centers.  I stitched around the blue dp twice managing not to get my stitching too even. You would think I had never sewn before. (I was a home ec major in college and even made my own wedding dress.) The heart is something I got a Target years ago also. I can't believe I still have any of those left as I love that embellishment and can't get any more. 
Would love to hear your comments. They just make my day.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Christmas Tilda in Pink

Welcome to my small corner of the Magnolia Christmas Blog Hop. If you just came from you are on the right track. We are doing this the 25th of every month because of course Christmas is on the 25th. 
The stamp I used is called Dalecarlia Coat I believe. I didn't see it on just now so maybe it is out of stock. I had this poinsettia ribbon and wanted to use it so that is why Tilda is in pink.  The holly is from the angel company. Everything is colored with copics except the green vine on the coat and hat I used a prisma color pencil.  The border is done with a fiskar punch. The card is a gatefold. The sewing around Tilda is done with a green thread. The rose is colored with copics and then has some candy pink stickles applied. Crystal stickles are on the holly and the vine of the coat.

This is the inside. Both stamps here are retired stamps from the angel company. Your next stop on the blog hop is  Hope you are enjoying yourself on the hop. 

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Monday there was a blog hop and a challenge to make a pink-a-licious card using a Magnolia stamp on the magolicious yahoo group. My mind went to Valentine's Day and hearts, hence my choice of this Tilda.

I paper pieced her dress and apron and colored the lace and scallops with a white pen.  The wings were done with shimmerz and stickles. The rest of Tilda is done with copics. Oh the hearts in the basket and her ribbon were done with cotton candy pink stickles.  I cut some of the hearts off the ribbon and colored them with copics and added them around for Tilda to toss in the air. The oval scallops were done with nestabilities.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wrapped Tilda

As long as I had the green papers punched and ready to go from below I decided to use them for my Christmas card today. It's Wednesday and I am trying to do a holiday card every Wednesday. So here is  my Wrapped Tilda. She is such a cutie.

For the lacey look that Tilda is sitting on I used the same corner punch and took off the corner guides and just punched all across a strip of paper. Tilda is colored with copics. The bow is also painted with shimmerz angel wings. The caps and cuffs of the sleeves and the scalloped border all have crystal stickles appled to them.  The corners have string of baubles from Susanna's store.
The poinsettia is from Hero Arts with a gold dew from Robin's Nest. The poinsettia paper has a organza ribbon on it and the bow is made from the same ribbon.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Several people asked about the punches I used for the Tilda with broom card in the previous post. I used two different EK Success punches. The top left hand corner punch is called Iron Eagle and the one on the right is called Wrought Iron. Both appear to be still available as I just looked on EK Success's website,

The bottom right hand corner shows both punches used together. Hope this helps.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I'm just having a ball with all my Tildas.  I definitely have a new addiction. I don't know whether I want to be rescued or not. My pocket book may but my creativity says bring it on.

I think Tilda is so sweet sweeping. I wish she would come sweep my house while I just created. She is colored with copics and then has some stickles added to her apron and kerchief and broom. The shadows are done with prisma color pencils. Two different punches are used to create the corner. The dp is by basic grey. Then three little buttons finish her off.

I've been wanting to try an easel card so here one is.  The scalloped circles are done with nestabilities. Tilda is colored with copics with a few stickles in her bow and on her eyelet sleeves.  The big flower has a gold brad and the little flowers have gold stickles. The flowers that are holding the card up are little adhesive pearls.  Once again the dp is basic grey.
I really enjoy reading your comments. It is such a spirit booster. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Candle Tilda

I am going to try to do a Christmas card or a holiday card of some sort every Wednesday so here is my first try.  I think this stamp is actually called Christmas Morning but because I think this card could be used for either Christmas or Valentine's Day I called the card Candle Tilda. If you would use if for Valentine's Day you could put something about You Light Up My Life, Valentine.  My dd would say that is so corny but I probably wouldn't give it to her anyway.  She is colored with copics. The headband and candle base have gold stickles on them. The candle and the eyelets of the dress use crystal stickles. The white prima rose is colored with copics and then stickles added. The dp is from basic grey. I don't remember where the heart dots are from - maybe hero arts.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Edwin and Tilda Skating

I purchased several Magnolia stamps before and after Christmas and have only just had time to start playing with them.  They are just so sweet. I love their innocence.

The pair are colored with copics except the bottom of their skates which were done with prisma color pencils because I didn't think I could get that small of detail with the copics. Maybe when I am more experienced.  The pond was cut out of mirror cardstock using nestabilities and then edged with white applique. The snow falling is white applique also. Tilda's coat and the pompom on Edwin's hat have white funflock on them. The trees behind are from a stamp set, camp out, by the angel company. They are stamped with green stazon and then colored over with prisma color pencils. At first I was going to put buttons in the corners but happened to find the rhinestone snowflakes that I got at JoAnn's for $1.00 and thought they worked much better.
I enjoy reading your comments.  They mean a lot.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Calendar 2010 September - December

Finally after a marathon stamping day because of the snow I was able to finish the calendars. Two are for me - one for home and one for my desk at church the others for friends and family. All stamps are by the angel company and all images were colored with prisma color pencils.

You can't see the dp very well but it is a double sided paper by bo bunny. The apple over the month is felt from the see spot save section at Target.  It is colored with Bic Mark-it markers.

This dp is the other side of the paper on September's pages.  The swirls are cut using a sizzix die.  The pumpkin is another felt piece for the same container as the apple above and colored in the same way.

Now you get to see how the calendar is put together using a Bind-it-All.  I used a 1/2" wire but really could have used a 3/4" or maybe an 1" but I didn't have those sizes on hand and my lss is closed at 10:30 pm on Fridays - all days for that matter. There little square bling from pez-a- doodle over the month.


The last month.  Yeah! Little beads are in the middle of the stamped poinsettia with lots of stickles around and through it. The holly is stamped as well. The paper poinsettia over the month is from hero arts. The dp is from bobunny the green is the reverse of the scalloped red.

And here is the cover.
One word of warning if you decide to make one of these calendars. Don't put heavy bling within an inch of the edge that is to be punched or if you do put it on after the page is punched. I forgot and had to take a few pieces off and then reapply them after I punched.  The calendar pages are from vippies. I got mine at my lss but you can purchase them on line, I think.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Calendar 2010 - May to August

Here is the second installment of calendar 2010. I love May's soft colors. The image is from tac and is colored with prisma color pencils. I used a labels nestabilities and then used the cutout for the calendar side. Stickles and diamond glaze are used for highlights.

Another tac image as are all the ones I have used so far. Isn't this cat too funny. I don't think he knows or cares that there are mice lurking behind the flowers.  The scalloped ovals are done with nestabilities. The blue one has some doodles around the edge. The white one has holes punched out of each scallop.

This pelican image is a current stamp from the exotic birds stamp set. The shell on the other side is a retired image. All are colored with prisma color pencils and highlighted with stickles. The ribbon is tied around a pin with some beads through it. The shell has some pine punched out behind it and some pearls added to it.

And last but not least is August. The butterfly is from seeds of blessings which I think is still current with tac. The butterfly is colored with prisma color pencils adn has stickles added for highlights. I do like stickles. The flower is a series of plastic flowers on a brad.

Join me next time for the last installment of Calendar 2010.