Saturday, October 30, 2010

Popcorn Edwin

I needed another birthday card for guy. Guys are so hard to make cards for. This turned out okay, not the best but not every card can be the best, I guess. I do like it though. This is an older gentlemen and does not strike me as an angel but he will get a kick out of an angel on his card or at least I think he will.

I used heartbreaker Edwin and the popcorn. It is all colored in copics. The wings and the background have shimmerz painted on. The popcorn has some stickles. The red I ran through my crimper, that I haven't used in years, both ways to make the  waffle effect. Added some buttons and ribbon. On the inside I am going to write "Hope you have a poppin' good birthday."
Have a great day.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fall Edwin

I'm so excited my ds showed me how to make my pictures look better using adobe photoshop. Kids are fantastic! At least some of the time. lol. I love my kids. Maybe some day I will spring for a new camera to make my cards look even better.  For my card today I needed to make a card for my pastor whose birthday is on Halloween. I don't do Halloween but I do love fall so I used sitting groom Edwin.

He is colored all in copics. I don't remember which fence I used but there were daffodils on it so I had to hide those for a fall picture. I knew I wanted to use pumpkins but these aren't quite big enough to hide everything so I added purple flowers. I might have used a different color but they were the only color I had that were this small and I wanted them small. Oh the pumpkins were cut out of a stamp from the angel company. The leaves, ribbon and brads are from Target's see spot save section. The dp is from basic grey. I put gold stickles in the middle of the purple flowers and crystal stickles on the boutonniere. I went looking for white thread to sew around the edges and almost couldn't find any. I couldn't believe that I the one that sewed all my kids clothes for years was out of white thread, but I finally found some but I think I had better go buy more as I am almost out. 
Enjoy these last few nice fall days.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MiLady Ballerina Tilda

On Saturday evening a friend and her husband took my dd and me out to dinner and a ballet. I had such a delightful time. The ballet was the Three Musketeers. The leading villain ballerina was so good. She of course was dressed in black so I decided to make a thank you card using ballerina Tilda dressing her in black with gold as was MiLady from the ballet.

I thought she turned out well. I wasn't quite sure if I could capture the dress with the gold sparkles in it but it turned out well. You may not be able to see it that well in this picture but irl it is great. I tried to take a close-up of Tilda but that didn't work so well. Tilda is colored with copics. I had never done a large area black but not a bad job if I say so myself. I could use more shades of gray though. (I could use more copics lol) Then I put dots of crystal stickles and dots of gold stickles all over the dress. The shoes have diamond glaze. There is a rhinestone on the crown in Tilda's hair. After I punched out the border I used the little hearts on the edge of the card and added stickles. There are also stickles in the holes of the border. I added flowers a bow, and some gold fern in the top corner. The ribbon is from Target's see spot save section and the dp is from basic grey Blitzen collection. Hope you enjoy this Tilda as much as I enjoyed making it. Now to get it mailed for my thank you.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

Once again it is time for the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop. What fun this is. If you came here from the talented Norma's blog here you are on the right track. If you didn't and want to start at the beginning click
I had so many ideas swirling around in my head and in the end I didn't do any of them.  Ah well that is the way it goes - maybe next time.

 I used Silent Night Tilda and poinsettias for this card. Tilda is colored in copics. I'll try to list all of them at the end, but there are almost 30 - no wonder I usually don't list them. There are so many out and then when I try to make my card there is just too much stuff laying about and I am not even a neat nick. The trim on the coat was done by first putting stickles down and then putting polar flower soft over top. The ribbon and boots have diamond glaze on them. The center of the small poinsettias have gold stickles in the center while the big ones have some gold beadz on them. The snow Tilda is standing on is done with liquid applique and glitter. The snowflakes and wind and pointsettias have crystal stickles on them. The dp is from bobunny. the little squares have flourishes from the angel company stamped on them. Added a few gold dew drops from Robin's nest on the corners. 
It is time to move on to Robin's blog here.
 Copics used:
reds - R59. R29, R27, R24, R22
greens for coat - G94, G85, BG96, G24, G21, G28
face - E21, E00, E000, R20
leaves - G07, G14, YG06
hair - E35, E55, Y21
staff - E57, E31
background - B23, BG000,B00, 00
boot soles - BV29, BV04
flower centers - Y13
bottom lace of dress - R00
I still have a couple of colors leftover that I don't remember where I put. lol
Hope you enjoy the blog hop. I know there will be many wonderful cards shared.
This card is also done for the challenge over on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge to use layers and flowers here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gift card

My dd's birthday is today. She is 24. I have no idea how that happened. And really I am only 25 so it is just impossible. lol. So one of her presents is an i-tune gift card so I made a holder.

I used wrapped Tilda for the front. She is colored with copics on cyrogen paper. It is so nice to work on. I just love it. I got it from stampinscrapin here. I will definitely be getting more. As Kaitey loves black and pink I chose those colors even though the dp is really a dark dark brown from the bittersweet collection by basic grey. The gift card was an unusual size so I created my own pocket. The paper was 7 3/4 x 6 1/2" scored at 2" and 2 1/4" on each side and then 1" at the bottom with the corners cut out and a rounded corner punch. Here is the back so you have a better idea of what I did.

 The stamps on the back are from the angel company. 
Here is a picture with the gift card.

I used a circle punch in the center but only part way down so there was a space to pull out the gift card. Besides this being a birthday present I did it for the gift card challenge on the stamping scrapping challenge blog here.
Hope you enjoy.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tilda & House Mouse

After taking a break from stamping and sewing a backpack (see post below) I have two cards to show you today. The one I finished first is the House Mouse card so I will show it first. 

 I did this card for the purple challenge over at the purple challenge at the house mouse and friends challenge blog here.  Wouldn't you just love to soak in a hot tub on a cold night. The mouse and cup are colored with copics. I colored the pearls with copics also. Stickles are on all the butterflies. The flower is done by twirling and wrapping the fabric around in a circle and gluing it onto a circle of cardstock. (Wish I could remember where the tutorial for doing this is.)
The next card is made with a Tilda  from the Christmas 2010. I first really noticed amaryllis when we visited the Kukenhauf (?) gardens in Holland when I was pregnant with my first. The trip was not all the comfortable in my condition but the gardens were beautiful. We went back again after my dd was born. Of course she was the prettiest flower there. If I was organized I would show you the picture of her there but alas I am not. Anyway here is the card.

Tilda is colored with copics. The shoes and vest are done with the W series, the dress uses R81,83, 85. The rectangle scalloped nestabilities were used. The dp is from basic grey. The little dew drops are from Robin's Nest. 
Hope you enjoyed today's cards.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


I haven't posted in a while and even now it won't be a card. I have been busy sewing a backpack for my dd at college. She decided she needed something different than she bought so here comes mother to the rescue.
I love quilting so this was a nice project with the little bit of piecing and quilting. I should finish some of the quilts I have started. lol
Here is a picture of the back.

It really was fun to sew again. I need to do more of it.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tilda Sweeping

The leaves are falling at my house and need to be raked. I wish this little angel Tilda would come take care of mine. With at least 7 big trees and 4 apple trees plus several small smaller ones there is a huge amount of leaves to take care of and now that the kids are gone that leaves (pun intended) me with all the work. I'd rather stamp. 
I made this card from a paper bag. The Magnolicious Highlites blog challenged us to make a fall card using a paper bag. I love this style so I just had to do another one. I just got the swirling leaves from Magnolia and had to use it. I thought what a perfect thing for Tilda to be sweeping at this time of the year - leaves. The dp is lemonade from basic grey. Tilda's dress is paper pieced and high lighted with copics.Tilda is popped up with foam tape.  The pile of leaves at the bottom is done with flower soft - the regular autumn and the fine citrus. The leaves at the top are some buttons I got at Target's see spot save section a while ago. Here is a picture of the middle of the card. 
I added some punched leaves to spruce it up. (had to use a tree word). This card is also for the Halloween challenge at stamping scrapping challenge central here.

Here is another card I made recently,
This little nelliphant is from whiff of joy. I used a scrap of paper that I had made criss crosses on and then cut it out with nestabilities and then punched holes and cut out another pink oval so the darker pink would show through the holes. The elephant is colored with copics. The flowers have fine flower soft. After the glue dried I added some glitter glue to the center. I tried to do it before the glue dried but the flower soft kept coming right off.
Hope you enjoy my creations today. I love reading any comments that you are kind enough to leave.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Apple Tilda

Here is a rare occurrence - I am posting twice in one day. I have a cold and don't feel like doing any of the things I should so I keep going back and forth between my computer and my studio. lol I just had to have this Tilda because of her boots. How sad is that. I wouldn't wear boots like this if you paid me but she is just too darn cute in them. 

Tilda is colored in copics. Then there is diamond glaze on the apples and frosted lace stickles on the lace. I doodled around the red nestabilities. There is also burnt umber ink edged around both red pieces. The white nestabilities has some red ink around it. The yellow card stock I made the criss cross with the score-it-all and then folded each over and ran some sand paper across the folds to let the white come through (it is dcwv that is white core). The green swirl is a die from sizzix. First I put two red flowers together but decided that was really too much red and I love red so I made the larger one the peachy color.
Copics used:

Face: E11, E00, E000
Cheeks: R20
Dress: Y17, Y06, Y02, Y00
Apples: R59, R29, R27, R24, R22
Leaves, Boots & Bandana: G28, G94, G24
Basket: E57, E35, E31, E50
Hair: E35, YR31, YR20
Laces & Soles: C5, C1
Background: BG000, V000
Hope you enjoy.


 I love fall and the turning of the leaves hence today's 2 cards. There are almost the same I just played with them a bit. Both use the love and laughter set from the angel company. Usually I like to use stamps that I color but I do love these trees. Both use dp's from basic grey and the small scallop square and fleur di lis nestabilities. The flower soft is the ultra fine which I like so much better than the original.  It sticks better.

For the corners I used the smaller die, cut it in half and then cut off any little legs still attached.