Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Book Challenge

I belong to an on-line book club, Book Endz here. This month our book was Emily and Einstein. What a great book.  It might be my favorite of the books that we read so far. We are supposed to do a project to go along with the book so this is what I came up with.

The dog is from Magnolia. He has a butterfly that goes with him but I left the butterfly off because it didn't really seem to go with the book at all. He, because it is a man/dog, is colored with copics. The words and the circle are from the angel company. The dp is from basic grey. The ribbon is tied with iridescent twine. I love the paw print twill tape at the bottom. I have it in cooking motif and ruler measurements as well.  I used my nestabilities to cut out the  scalloped ovals. Hope you enjoy the card. I know you would enjoy the book, Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Inspiration Challenge

Let's see first thing the inspiration.

I love golds so this just seemed to speak to me. Can you imagine what it must have been like for Mary to be pregnant and riding all the way to Bethlehem on a donkey's back. I can think of  a lot of other things I would rather do. But God was gracious and brought them there safely.  
Now for my card.
Really a pretty simple card. Stamped - I did color the image a bit with pencil where the ink didn't cover real well. I outlined it the figures with YR21 and YR20 then added some crystal stickles to the star. The gold fiber is from see spot save at Target many years ago and the black fiber is even older. Something I got while in college. I was taking a fibers class and we went to a carpet manufacture and bought ends to use in our class. That's about it.
Next week I will see if I can figure out how to do Mr. Linky so you can add your creations.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Magnolia-licious Christmas Blog Hop All Year Long November

It is late on Thanksgiving and I almost forgot to post my card. I am getting tired. Long day of cooking something I don't do too much of any more.  Any way if you are here from Norma's fabulous blog here you are on the right track. 
This is done with a mini Tilda from Magnolia-lious here. Diana is having a fabulous sale on these little cuties right now so run do not walk and get your very own. This Tilda is called Tilda with Winter flowers. Isn't she just the sweetest. She is colored with copics. The dps are from basic grey. The snowflakes are punched and then run through the xyron 150 and sprinkled with glitter. Each snowflake as a rhinestone in the middle. The holly is a die cut from memory box and have rhinestones around them. Here is the inside.

Once again the dp is from basic grey with one more glittered snowflake. Hope you enjoyed. Your next stop is Robyn's blog here. If you want to start at the beginning go here

Hope your Thanksgiving was blessed and that the coming Christmas season is filled with joy and the love of Christ - the reason for the season.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mountain Scene

I bought this set from the angel company before it went under and had never used it. Tonight it had its initiation. 
This is colored mostly with distress ink. The rocks and trees have a bit of water color crayons on them. I discovered that distress inks don't work like regular water color paints. I took a water color class this summer and the paints move a lot more after they dry and then are wet again. The distress inks stay put when dry. Not that that is bad just something to take into consideration when you are painting with them. There is a little bit of stickles on the water. The baker's twine is tied onto the button. Pretty simple. It is for a college kid at church.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

My challenge

I am an owner of a yahoo group called createacard. Today I gave them a challenge to use this picture to inspire them to make a card. 
Here is the card I came up with.

I stamped the image onto white card stock using metallic silver and embossed it with silver pearl embossing powder. Next I used a red marvey dye ink and went all over the image and then turned it upside down and rubbed the ink off the embossing onto a scrap piece of paper.  Next I used a small make-up sponge and adirondack cranberry ink and went over the bottom part of the image. Once again I turned it over to rub off the extra ink. I sewed the image to the white and then tied a bow around the top. The I used a small piece of sparkly white twine to tie the wreath onto the bow. I adhered the layer to the card. The dots in the center of the poinsettia are done with liquid pearls. Oh the poinsettia image is from magenta and stamped twice one a little higher than the other. Hope you enjoy. If you are inspired by this picture I would love to see what you create. Just let me know in the message and I will stop by your blog and see what you create. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pearly Angel

Got another card in before the big bathroom project starts. I did do a "little" work in there tonight before I had to go help at choir practice. I don't sing in the choir as my voice is best heard between me and the Lord. lol He gave me this voice so he must like it. No one else does. 

I love this little angel. I even have her in the regular size. She is colored with copics. There are star dust stickles on the stars and frosted lace stickles on her wings. The holly border is a die cut from memory box. The flowers are a die cut from my favorite stamps. The flowers are cut out of DCWV card stock, sanded and then white chalk ink applied over it so that it would be lighter than the same paper around the angel. The pearls are done with liquid pearl. Peach is a rather unusual Christmas color but I think it turned out pretty. But just like any mother I am rather prejudice. 
I think I am off to bed now. I stayed up too late last night texting a friend and then had to get up early this morning. My book and bed are calling my name.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cookie Tilda

I'm likely to have to quit making cards shortly because we just bought stuff to start redoing the bathroom. It needs done but I would rather make cards. lol

Isn't Tilda cute. She looks like she might be waiting to see Santa and to give him some cookies. Tilda is colored with copics. Her bow and the cookies have diamond glaze on them. Oh btw I use my Xyron 150 to make these mini Tildas stick on the card. The tree is a die cut from making memories. In the middle of the flowers is gold stickles. The dp is from making memories. The poinsettia is from Hero Arts, I think. The gold dew drops are from Robin's Nest. Happy crafting to you!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Holly Tilda

I'm still rolling along with these mini Tilda. Here is another one.

Isn't she so sweet with her garland of ivy. Tilda is colored with copics. Her sleeves have a touch of stardust stickles. The holly and berries are a stamp from the angel company. The holly has diamond glaze and the berries are red stickles. The dp is from making memories as are the die cut swirls. The card is a gatefold. Time for me to go to bed. I have to walk to work tomorrow as my son is taking my car to work. (His is getting inspected and he has to be at work at 6 am.) Have a great evening.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tilda in Wreath

I really should be mass producing some Christmas cards but I am having way too much fun with these mini Tilda's. So here is today's mini. 
I just love teddy bears so I knew I had to have this stamp. I got her all colored and then couldn't figure out what to do with a pink Tilda and Christmas. I remembered this ribbon and had to search for it. I really should be more organized. Then I knew I had this dp but what should Tilda sit on. Sitting Tilda's just need something to sit on.  I was blog hopping and saw a wreath and then I knew. This wreath is from an old angel company stamp set. I added pink stickles all around the wreath and a some star dust stickles on the bottom of Tilda's dress. As I was punching the corners my punch broke. Oh boy what now. I had to stick my scissors in there for a lever to do the punching. When I was done the punch went in the garbage. Some silver and pink dew drops are in the corners and some pieces of pearls on a string are coming out of the ribbon. Hope you enjoy and are working faster on your Christmas cards than I am.  lol

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cross Stitch Heart Tilda

I am still on a roll with the minis. Just loving them. I didn't think I would like them as well as the full size but I am quickly changing my mind. Here is Tilda with Cross Stitch Heart.
She reminds me of the chorus at church - This Little Light of Mine I'm goin' let it shine shine til Jesus comes. She is colored with copics. That is another thing I am surprised how well theses minis color with copics. The circles are done with nestabilites. The dp is from making memories. The little squares were from pez-a-doodle which went out of business. I have never seen them any where else. The swirly sticks I did myself. Here is a close-up.
I took a flower soft wire and wrapped it around the end of a paint brush and the pulled it off and stuck it in some glue. Next I put some sand colored flower soft in a little plastic box with the swirled wire and shook it around so that the entire wire was covered. For the reddish one I used polar white flower soft and colored it with a few drops of cranberry alcohol ink. The heart over the bow was from Target. I got those along time ago.

Hope you enjoyed today's mini. Thank you for all the sweet comments.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Snowy Hugs

I am still working on using my mini stamps. Here is today's card.

The tree is an angel company stamp. Of course you can't get it any more but any large tree without leaves would work. I just like the curly branches on this one.This is a mini snowy hug for Tilda and Snowy. Everything is colored with copics. The snow is done with fun flock and star dust stickles. The pompoms and the trim on Tilda's hat is done with liquid applique. If you have ever teach kids about stamping this is one technique they love. They just think it is so cool to watch the liquid applique to puff up. The grey dp is from making memories. I punched out three snowflakes and added some sparkly white twine and tied it into a big bow. There you have it. Maybe I can make another mini card today.  lol

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Midwinter Tilda

I got a bunch more mini Tilda's today. Oh I can see lots more fun in my future.  

I would call this Tilda lantern Tilda but her name is midwinter. Oh well. She is colored with copics. I drew the tree. I haven't really drawn much for years so this is fun for me as well. I am not an artist but I do like to draw. I guess with the kids gone I have more time to do some other things. The snow is done with fun flock and scribbles paint. The lantern light and star at the top of the tree have stickles. The snowflake is covered with glitter. I poked holes in it and but the glittery string through it and tied it to the ribbon. There are glitter candy dots on the side. The dp is from basic grey. Hope you are enjoying my mini Tilda series as much as I am enjoying making them.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Letter Tilda

I'm on a roll with these minis. Here is my next one. I may get my Christmas cards done this way too.

I don't remember Tilda's name, maybe Letter Tilda? Any way she is colored with copics. I drew the bench and the little hollies around the bench with the curliques.  The dp is from basic grey. I wrapped some butchers twine around and then fastened it with a button and red scrapper's floss. I wasn't sure what I thought of these minis after using the big ones but I am really liking then. You don't have to make a big card all the time. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Caroling Tilda

I promised more mini Tilda's so here's one.

I used the house from an old tac set and added shaved ice from stampendous for the snow. Everything is colored with copics. I used a die from nestabilities and then stenciled the circles with white ink. Tilda is cut out and she has liquid applique on her outfit. The snowflakes were punched out, run through a xyron machine,  sprinkled with glitter and then a blue rhinestone is in the middle. A couple of red nailhead stickers are in the opposite corners. The dp is from memory box. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mini Spanish Tilda

I got a bunch of mini Tilda's a while back and hadn't used any of them. I am trying to change that. Here is the first one I did using Spanish Tilda.

Because I used RV69, RV66 and RV63 for the fan, the flower and the lace on the shoes I had some difficulty finding paper that matched but in the end I am pleased with the results. The dress is done with G20's. I cut the scalloped rectangle using nestabilities and used a white pen to make the dots. I added color to the flowers using the same RV copics. There are yellow stickles in the center of the flowers. Stardust stickles are on the fan and lace. The shoes have diamond glaze on them. I had pulled out the swirl clip to see if it would go. I had set it aside and then after I put the flowers in the corner I just put it where it is to try it out and thought Yes I like it there. There are dew drop pearls in the corner.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Edwin & Tilda Elope

My dd and her finance eloped a couple of weeks ago. Although I was sad I couldn't be at the wedding, I am happy for them. They are coming over tomorrow so I will give them some gifts and this card. 
Kaitey carried a bouquet with red, yellow and bluish/purple flowers so I tried to use that color scheme. The yellow flowers were off-white but I colored them with copics. The red roses were already red. I cut out the hearts with a nestabilities and then made the white dots with a white pen. The swirls are done with a memory box die. Tilda's dress is covered with frosted lace stickles. At first I was just going to do the lace at the neckline, then some highlights on the dress and pretty soon I went for the whole dress. I tied the flowers with the iridescent cording and the bow at the bottom. Added some mini dew drops all around. 
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