Wednesday, April 30, 2008

May 2, 2008 ...Magnolia DT Card, Ismaki and Tilda & Co Challenges

Here is another Magnolia DT Card........featuring "William with flower" - MW-VA08 William med blomma. William is one of Magnolia's Goblin Spell Collection Spring 2008! and you can find him at the Magnolia site. You will find the snail in this collection as well...."MW-VA08 Märtha's Sniglar" The Sun is also a Magnolia stamp.

"William" ain't he the Cutest?....He just reminds me of a love sick puppy..Lol! I think he would make a great Anniversary card or I'm sorry card...or a boys...snakes and snails ..etc..

If you are from Canada or the US you can also contact The Town Scrapper. But you'd better hurry cause they sure go fast.

I made this card using this weeks Ismake sketch challenge #17....What a great sketch!! I also made wanted to participate in this weeks Tilda & Co Blog Challenge ..this weeks fun challenge being to use eyelets (stars) and something natural (stitching).

On with the recipe -

All images are colored with prismacolor pencils (OMS) and Twinkling H20's

Stamps......all Magnolia except for the sentiment which is MSE

Ink .....Versafine Black, creamy caramel, bashful blue, choc chip, old olive

Paper....whisper white, card base and pp with circles is from Magnolia, basic grey, costco, prima marketing

Accessories....ruffled trim is from Magnolia, brads, eyelets, charms, stitching, stickles, stardust pen, olive green marker.

Have a Great Day and Weekend Everyone!! Thank you for all your Lovely comments...they always make my Day!! ...and Don't forget to enter Mine and Trina's Birthday Blog Candy!!!!!!

Claudia's blog Candy!!

I made this Cute little gift bag with Claudia's Tutorial.....It was super easy and fun and gives you an extra entry into Claudia's Fabulous Blog Candy which you can learn more about right here!!

Claudia's Fabulous blog is called Pretty Pressings and all her creations are Totally Awesome!! (as if you all didn't know this already)

My oldest son's (James) birthday was on Sunday....(he is 32....where does the time go??). Anyway James has the most fabulous sense of humour and I knew he would get a kick out of this card...and he really did!! ...Yay!! ..he made my day!!

The tag of course goes inside the bag...with the fibres hanging out (it really looked quite cute) The bag was filled with Lindt Lindor chocolate balls.

Here's the recipe...

Claudia's Tutorial for bag.

Stamps....High Hopes................ Jungle leaves, Medicine Man, Wind up Mousie

All sentiments are computer generated.

Images are colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and Twinkling h20's.

Ink...Versafine black, old olive, close to cocoa, bashful blue

Paper...whisper white, really rust, Costco

Accessories.... fibres, metal coil, decorative scissors.

Thanks for looking Everyone! I will be back tomorrow with Birthday Blog Candy!!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

High Hopes April Project of the Month!!

Thank you So Much!! everyone for your thoughtful comments about my puppy, "Buddy". He is well on the mend now thank goodness and life is getting back to normal. Now I have some time again for stamping....Yay!!

This card is made with the High Hopes April "Project of the Month" stamp set.......Which is a fabulous set and is on Special at the moment ..but the sale ends very soon!!! The sale includes.....

R-082 Banana Tree

D-092 Single Banana

J-072 Bunches of Bananas

L-040 Sm "Monkey Mike"

H-162 "Go Bananas"

I also used the SC173 sketch to make this card. It's a great sketch!!

The images are colored with prismacolor pencils and H20's.

The top banana tree, monkey and sentiment are all on foam dimensionals.

The green background is embossed with the tiny mosaic CB folder.

I used the cropadile(is that right?) to set the eyelets ...this was the first time I used it...what a marvelous tool!!

Stamps: All High Hopes

Paper: whisper white, dcwv, provo craft, my minds eye

Ink: versafine black, close to cocoa, creamy caramel, garden green, bashful blue

Accessories: eyelets, fibre, cropadile, stitching, cb folder

Thanks for looking Everyone and your Wonderful Comments!! I will be back soon!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008


We have snow again.......but it is melting quickly. The temps are pretty cool though. Maybe this little gal will bring some sunshine with her!

I have been very busy with my sick puppy this week far 4 nights this week he has had the runs all night. I took him to the vet on Tuesday for medicine and he seemed pretty good yesterday....than last night he was sick all over again. So today he is getting more meds from the vet...hopefully this will work. As you can guess though...not much cardmaking going on this week....I am too sleep deprived. Now I am also having to do a major cleaning job as well....poor little guy rarely makes it to the door.....and he feels so bad when he makes a mess.

On to the card recipe..

I think this little dancer is just the cutest....gotta love that little belly stickin' out there. If I ever go to think I'm going to fit right in there...

I used the SC171 sketch... and the CC171...(real red, glorious green and night of navy) Both challenges are Great and Fun to use!

All the stamps from High Hopes...."Leilani", "Palm Tree", "Gardenia" and "Aloha"......

I used prismacolor pencils(oms) and H20's for coloring. The background paper is stamped in with the "Palm Tree" Gardenias...were colored, stickled, cut-out and popped up. Corners are made with cuttle bug dies...partially cut off. Aloha is embossed with sparkling red by Ranger. The oval was made with nesties...but the scallop layer was made with a scissors. Is everyone getting sick of my fibres yet?...I'm trying not to use them so much ....but they just worked too well here.

Stamps: All High Hopes

Paper: whisper white, provo craft slab5, night of navy

Ink: Stazon black, bashful blue, close to cocoa, garden green

Accessories: stickles, cuttle bug, fibre, stitching,, foam dimensionals, embossing pdr.

Thanks for looking everyone and your Wonderful comments!! ** Blog candy is in the wind again soon** My Birthday is coming up May 6th.....time to celebrate!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

High Hopes Blog Candy Winner!!!!

First I want to Thank You all again for all your Entries. Everyone of these cards are just "Super Beautiful"

There were 70 card entries and 2 more just for fun. You can view all the entries right here..

Artfully Ila Challenge Entries.

Here is the Winner of the High Hopes Blog Candy!!!!

...Jacqueline Creja Kaarten

To find the winner I used

Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers:32 Timestamp: 2008-04-22 01:42:07 UTC

And here is Jacqueline's card

I can't believe all the Beautiful cards you all made with my sketch.....I am just So Honered by you all!!! Thank you!!!

Have a Great Day Everyone!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Precious New Baby!! Magnolia

This is my first Magnolia Design Team card. Isn't this baby just the Cutest?!! This little angel baby's name is "Sitting Tingla" I think she would also look really cute on a tent card.

You can find "Tingla" right here......Magnolia

If you are from Canada or the US you can contact The Town Scrapper

I used the SC172 sketch and WT162 challenge to use acrylics.....which are the dew drops and acrylic paint for accents. I am also participating the the Papertake Weekly Challenge "All that Glitters"

I'm not use to making such a large card....and didn't want Tingla to get lost on here so popped her up with foam dimensionals. She is colored with prismacolor pencils, and h20's.

The bottom of the swing is just a part of the window frame from the SU stamp set Window on the World. The verse is computer generated. The leaves are just cut from some silk flowers I had in my crafting supplies.

Stamps: Magnolia "Sitiing Baby Tingla" SU Window on the World Paper: whisper white, dcwv, fancy....all others are unknown form Magnolia Ink: versafine black, bashful blue, regal rose Accessories: Magnolias lace and trim, cord, flowers, brads, eyelets, dew drops, buttons, embroidery floss, glitter, stitching, scallop scissors and colouzzle, white acrylic paint, computer.

Thank you so much for looking everyone and your Wonderful comments!!

Have a Great Day!! and Don't Forget the High Hopes Blog Candy right here

High Hopes Blog Candy

There is still time to enter deadline is Monday April 15th. I will announce the winner Monday evening.

Be sure and check out the Fabulous Cards entered here..

High Hopes Challenge Entries

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Just a Quick Post

To tell you all that you can view all the entries here as they come in. I set up a blog called Artfully Ila Challenge Entries All of the Cards are Totally Awesome!!

I also want to let you know that you may enter as many cards using this sketch as you wish.

Remember even if you don't have a blog you can enter by emailing me your card....(my email is on right hand corner of my blog)...Ya' all still have till Monday April 21th

I'll be back later with a new card!!

Thank you Everyone for playing!!!! You are all Terrific!!!

***Just a note added here to mention that I will be picking the winner Randomly stated in the Blog Candy Post.....(I highlighted it there now too)....The way the entries are up on the challenge entries blog is the way they will be numbered from top to bottom....after all the entries are in I will just use the random generator to find the winner ...and count down from the top. These cards are all So Beautiful.....and I knew they would be....I could never pick one...each one is So Special and I have so enjoyed going to your blogs to see and comment on the entries....I can't thank you all enough for playing and using my sketch***

Sunday, April 13, 2008

High Hopes Blog Candy!!

I have 3 High Hopes stamps to offer as Blog Candy! Tina the owner of High Hopes has graciously included these Fabulous jungle stamps in my last DT pkg just for this purpose...Yay!! Here they are So lets have some fun....I have a sketch challenge for you all. Feel free to use any brand of stamps. Please leave a comment and link to your card in my comment section on this post so I can see your card. If you don't have a blog you can still participate by emailing me your card. My email is in the top right hand corner of my blog! I will be picking the Winner Randomly and will post who the winner is on Monday April 21st. Everyone is welcome to participate! Here is the sketch ........You can see my card below.
I made this card using the sketch above....I did change the bottom a little for the sentiment because the image was so large.
I also made this card to participate in a few challenges.....
Challenge #5 "Things with Wings"......and
Annies Birthday candy at Ink'n'Rubba Annie's challenge is to make a girly birthday card with flowers and pretty paper on it. Be sure to check out her fabulous blog!!
I made this card using...
High Hopes Lizabeth Biking Angel and Hero arts for the balloon and sentiment.
Image is colored with prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's
Ink - Versafine Black, close to cocoa, versafine green, bashful blue, old olive.
Paper - whisper white, K&C, basic grey, provo stack, Bazill cs
Accents - stickles, brad, ribbon, stardust pens, stitching, flower made with spellbinders dies.
Katharina ast Katharina's Creative Ideas is offering Fabulous Birthday Blog Candy!! Be sure to visit her Amazing Blog!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

"You Crock Me Up" and Tagged!

This has been a very busy week for me. I've had lots of company so have not had very much time to post. Hopefully I will get more time this week.

We are suppose to have a nice weather this week...and it looks like all our snow will be gone in a few days...Yay!!..Spring is finally on its way.

"You Crock Me Up"

I made this card using the SC170 sketch.

I've used 2 of High Hopes new Jungle stamps......the cute alligator "Samson" and the sentiment.."You Crock Me Up".

Samson and the sentiment are both on foam dimensionals.

All the dp is basic grey. I love basic grey is so pretty I hate to cover it with too many embellishments.

The scalloped border is made with the coluzzle.

Samson is colored with prismacolor pencils(oms) and Twinkling h20's

Stamps: High Hopes ... "Samson" ...."You Crock Me Up"

Paper: whisper white, treasures cs, chocolate chip, basic grey

Ink: versafine black, close to cocoa

Accessories: cord, embroidery floss, stitching, coluzzle, metal coil, stickles.


I have been tagged again for the Arte Y Pico award by Michelle......Thank you so much Michelle!!! I am so honored!!

Michelle has a Wonderful blog with Fabulous creations be sure to check it out here....."Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Donkey Smiles"

I have been tagged with this award a few times recently so I'm going to refer you all to this post.

Goodies Tags and Awards!

Thanks for looking everyone!! and all your Wonderful Comments!!