Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tilda's House

Come on in...sit for a while and have some tea and coffee bread. Made fresh from the oven!! I'll wait for you on the front porch, but don't wait too long or the tea will get cold.

Wow this house took forever to make, but I think it turned out alright. I purchased the house from Hobby Lobby and covered with material, the shutters, fence and roof are all made of paper. I tried to make the roof look like tin. Sweet Tilda can by purchased from Magnolia-licious along with the shabby chic fence and oak tree.

Tilda is colored with copics, the fence and tree are a combination of watercolor and copics. I distressed the roof and shutters with cocoa ink.

Thanks for stopping by, it was good seeing you again!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Tilda looks so pretty in pink, don't you think?? I had a busy day today, but I managed to get a few cards in too! Katie sat on my lap while I colored Tilda. She loves to color too, and wanted to help momma color but I gave her another job instead. She was my marker holder and organizer. That seemed to keep her busy for a bit, then her brother got a popsicle and she was gone in a flash!! Geesh dropped like a hot potato for a popsicle!

I just loved this little charm when I saw it, it is from Queen and Co. It was the first time I seen this company and I just can't wait to get some more!! My LSS had them tucked away in a corner so I felt like they were my own little treasure. The sketch is from Magnolia-Licious Highlites pop on over there to see some really nice cards from the design team. They are gorgeous!

Hope you have a wonderful day!! See you soon! P.S. thanks for all the wonderful comments that you have left, they really make my day!

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs all around!

This is my entry for Just Magnolia. I enjoyed doing this sketch a lot. I just love the colors.

Again, I colored the whole image with copics!! I added a few more to my stash today and I just had to try them out!

Thanks for stopping by! One more card to go.....

hippity hoppity

This is my third (and last) card for tonight! I've been busy busy busy! Tilda is colored with all copics!! Yah!! I finally did it! I'm happy with the way Tilda turned out, but I'm not real happy with this card...I just can't put my finger on it but something just doesn't seem right to me.

Floral paper is BG, other patterned paper is CM. Stamp is Tilda with flowing hair, flowers are prima, and the cute little bunny is from JoAnns.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Have an Eggcellent Easter!!

Spring is definately NOT here at the moment, once again we were inundated with snow! We got a total of 8 inches yesterday. It was so crazy....we got 3 inches in 40 minutes. One minute you looked outside and it was cloudy, the next minute you couldn't even see the backyard because of blowing snow! Needless to say I needed something springy and cheery to cheer me up. So I spent the day in my craft room (with various interuptions from the kids...darn kids! lol). I have to say that this Tilda is going on my top 10 favorite list. She is sooo adorable!

Once again I watercolored with water based markers. Her skin and shoes are colored with copics. I like them the best for skin. The cart and eggs are also colored with copics. I'm trying to use all copics, but my inventory is a little scarce. Little by little I'm building it up.

I made an easel card again. I think it's my favorite template, LOL! Cardstock is SU, DP is SU, butterfly dp is K&Company. I embellished with stickles, K&Comany sparkles, the little chick is from JoAnns. The white border is a SU border punch. Flowers are Prima.
I hope it is nice and warm in your part of the world. In the meantime, I going to go make some hot chocolate to keep me warm! I can't wait until Spring arrives.

Thanks for stopping by today, it was great to see you again!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

One more trinket box....

I just had to make one more trinket box. I used the same image and same senitment (because I love them so much!!). But I changed it up with different colors. Unfortunately you really can't see all the sparkle and glitter to well in the pictures, but if you click on the picture it will bring it up bigger and you can see everything a bit better. I found this gold curly ribbon at Archiver's the other day and I just love it. I need to go back and get some more before they are all out of it! I'm not sure of the name, but it was in their bulk section (buy by the yard).

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tilda Trinket Box

Thanks for stopping by today! Oh man, I had so much fun making this project!!

Shelley and Lisa C inspired me to create this gorgeous trinket box! I saw their posts and I just had to make one. So thank you ladies for the inspiration and the great project.

Stamp is from the new Magnolia collection, "Wedding, Princess and Pirates" it is Magic Tilda. Paper is CTMH Verdana. Flowers are Prima. Hardware for drawers are TPC Studio.

Tilda is watercolored using waterbased markers and is stamped with Momento Coco Brown Ink on watercolor paper.

If you would like a tutorial to follow, the one I followed is right here. Be sure to translate it to your language of choice. I made some alterations to make it to my own liking. Her instructions were pretty easy to follow, but I had to make adjustment on the measurements.

Hope you enjoyed today's entry! Stop by anytime to say Hi!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

First Day of Spring...Really?

Thanks for stopping by today! Today is the first day of Spring!! Sure wish it felt like spring...yesterday it snowed all day. Today we woke up to 14 degrees and about 3 inches of snow. Oh well, such is life in Colorado! Today's card is not really spring like but since it snowed all day yesterday I thought I'd share this card that I made for my sister....this Tilda really reminds me of her when she was little.

Hope you enjoyed today's post. Stay warm!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Matilda with Ladybug - Thinking of you

I just love this Tilda (of course, I say that about everyone!! LOL!). My niece, Megan, absolutely loves ladybugs so I made this card for her. She lives in Michigan and I live in Colorado and I miss her and her sister (and my sister of course) so so much!

Challenge: Just Magnolia Blog Challenge

Paper is from Stampin up, CTMH and I can't remember where I got the ladybug paper from. I used a piece of pink cardstock and embossed it, then sanded the top to reveal the white core. Hydrangeas are Martha Stewart along with the ladybug punch. The other flowers are Prima. Pearls are from SU. I can't remember where I found the technique to curve a border punch, I'll try to find it and post it later. Or just leave a message and I'll post directions.

ETA: I had several request for the curved border, I couldn't find the site that I saw the tutorial for it (if someone knows, please let me know). So I created a tutorial for it, click here

Butterfly Wishes

I'm back again today!! Thanks for stopping by. Here is my entry for Friday Sketches week 94. This week's sketch was from Claudia click on her name to check out her website, she has some really cute stuff!!
Magnolia "Tilda as Butterfly" stamp, sentiment from CTMH. Prima flowers, CTMH ribbon. Martha Stewart punch. Tilda is stamped on watercolor paper and colored with ink markers and copic markers. Paper is CTMH, Magnolia DP and SU. I used touches of Diamond Stickles for a little sparkle.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

curve from a border punch

Please be patient with me, this is my first tutorial! Supplies: straight edge trimmer, punch, micro tip scissors, tape runner, paper.
Punch edge of 12 x 12 paper
trim border so there is about 1/4" of paper below the punch

using micro tip scissors, make small cuts about 1/4" apart (I usually cut where it seems natural on the punch design)

start at one end and fold overlapping to form a circle

on the back of your stamped image run tape runner around the edges

start to adhere border to image

this is what it will look like on the front

finished back

Ta Da!! Finished product!

Thanks! Hope you enjoyed my first tutorial!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Thanks for stopping by today! Here is my entry for this week's challenge at SimonSays Challenge. I just loved this sketch, it was so much fun to make. I made this card for our horse trainer to let her know how much we appreciate what she does. She has taught Sweet Pea and me so much! Sweet Pea (and me) have come such a long way from when we got her 3 years ago. I just love this Tilda and her horse, they are just so sweet!

I colored the stamps with copics and stampin up markers. Brown paper and cardstock is from CTMH, I can't remember where the other one is from. Buttons are from my grandma's old stash (I miss her sooo much!). Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed today's entry.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Blog Challenges

Thanks for stopping by today! I had so much fun doing this week's blog challenge. I really wanted to do a St. Patrick's day, but I didn't have any senitments that said "Happy St. Patrick's Day", so I improvised! I have also been wanting to do an easel card so I combined the two and I'm quite happy with the way it turned out. Now...I just have to figure out who to send it to. Click Just Magnolia if you want to see the sketch and other peoples entries, there are some amazing examples there!

I'm also entering it into Simon Says Green challenge!

Stamp: sitting Tilda and horseshoe clover, sentiment: CTMH. I colored them with copics and stampin up markers using the watercolor technique.

paper: Stampin up, CTMH

shamrocks are cut with my cricut then I sanded the edges.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge

I saw this tent card over at Just Magnolia and couldn't wait to create one. The instructions are on the Just Magnolia website, it was really pretty easy and I really like the 3D effect of it all.

For Jenny

For Jenny and her little ladybug Natalie!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Card Challenge

I'm trying a card challenge today. This card was made using this week's sketch from Friday Sketchers Challenge, sketch #92. The image is from Pink Cat Studio's. I colored it with a combination of copics and Stampin Up markers. I used my cricut to cut the lacey looking overlay, it's from the Storybook cartridge. The flowers are my new paper candy! I just love them! Sorry, can't remember their name at the moment!

Tilda Card

I am so obessed with Magnolia stamps and Tilda right now it's not even funny! Here she is combining my love of blueberries as well!! What else could be better? More stamps?? Oh Yea!

recipe: stamp: Magnolia Tilda with blueberries and cowberry muffin. paper: Magnolia designer paper, CTMH cardstock. ribbon: bazzill. Martha Stewart punches and various paper flowers and seed beads.