Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Magnolia Windy Tilda Falling For You Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

I hope you are doing well and enjoying your Fall. I've been in bed for the past week with a severe respiratory infection. It has been very bad. I thought about going to the hospital once or twice because I couldn't breathe due to the severe coughing. I think I'm on the mend, but am not so sure yet. I need to get well because Thanksgiving is coming and I have dinner to prepare. As you know, these holiday dinners take a lot of time, effort, and stamina. I'm pretty weak right now.

I have a card to share with you today. It's been done for a couple of weeks, but I never got around to taking a photo of it. Here it is:



This card features Windy Tilda from the 2007 Fall Stamps Collection. Notice the movement drawn into the image. I had talked about that in the previous post below. I love those older stamps because of that characteristic. I think this stamp is a cutie.

Tilda has been colored with DIs. There are many layers of card stock, decorative papers, doilies, and die cuts. All of the leaves have been punched from various colors of card stock. I used Doohickey dies for the mushrooms, street lamp, and fence. The cluster in the upper right features some little fruit I got from Magnolia as well as some textured grass leaves. I added real mini pine cones and a sweet little acorn charm. A bow of twine finishes off the cluster.
Here are a couple of close ups:




This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. I have some stamps and dies listed that I bought twice and, in a couple of cases, three times! DUH!!! I must have REALLY liked those stamps in particular! LOL There might be something there that you might like to get! I've got some good bargains there!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Magnolia Flower Power Tilda Vintage Tag


Hello Dearest Readers,

Well, it's been a while. Sorry about my absence. Things are so busy here, and I've been sick. I haven't even gotten to play with some of my new Magnolia "toys!" LOL

Today, I'm going to share with you a sweet tag featuring Flower Power Tilda from the 2006 Shabby Chic Collection. I love this little stamp. She was one of the first stamps I bought when I started card making after getting bored with scrapbooking. There's something so special about the earlier Magnolia stamps. I think it's the simple lines and the movement shown in the details. In this case, the way Tilda's hair is flowing. Here she is:



Tilda has been colored with Distress Inks, Prismacolor Pencils, and Derwent Watercolor Pencils. The paper used is Pion. The flowers are from my supply. I used Joy Craft dies, pearls, and a stick pin I put together.

Want to see the back? I did finish it but wanted it to be something on which a message could be written.



I just love this Pion paper. It is so feminine.

This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. I have some stamps and dies listed that I bought twice and, in a couple of cases, three times! DUH!!! I must have REALLY liked those stamps in particular! LOL There might be something there that you might like to get! I've got some good bargains there!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Magnolia Tripping Flower Tilda Asian Themed Card



Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Friday Eve! We were up all night with thunder and lightning for hours. It started about 4:00 AM and lasted until about 1:00 PM. It was wonderful! Everyone I spoke with today said what a wonderful day it was! Quite a contrast here in the desert where we rarely get rain and those areas in the southern parts of the USA that were inundated with rain. Our hearts and prayers go out to them. There is such devastation. I am so blessed.

I hope this post finds you happy and well!

I have a card to share with you today that I think you will love! Well, I hope you like/love it! I used Tripping Flower Tilda from the Special Moments collection. I think this little Tilda is so pretty. I wanted the card to have an Asian theme. I chose to use Graphic 45's Birdsong Paper. It is so pretty. I had the butterfly flower die for a while and never used it. I"m not sure who made it because I no longer had the packaging. I had it tucked in with La La Land's other semicircle dies. Maybe it's from La La Land Crafts? I added pearls to accentuate the design's elements. I also like the flower cluster. I kept to the colors found in the papers. I used a tassle die and added some pearls to it as well I think the mat on which Tilda is positioned is from Spellbinders. I had it in my Spellbinder die case. Tilda was watercolored. Here it is:



The interior panels are both done. I used Magnolia's Chinese umbrella dies as well as their Chinese Lantern dies. Again, the die shape is by Spellbinders (I think). The lanterns have been elevated using pop dots to provide some dimension. The pearl/rose swirls are so pretty and are by Prima.





This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. I have some stamps listed that I bought twice and in a couple of cases, three times! DUH!!! I must have REALLY liked those stamps in particular! LOL There might be something there that you might like to get! I've got some good bargains there!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris



I would like to enter my card into the following challenge(s):

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #173 - Anything Goes

All About Magnolia #26 - Anything Goes

I Am Roses Sept. Challenge - Anything Goes

Magnolia Forever #57 - Favorite Magnolia Stamp

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Magnolia Farmer Tilda Any Occasion Card



Hello Sweet Readers,
I've had such a hectic time lately. The card I'm going to share today took me two weeks to get done! Whenever I could sneak away for a few minutes, I would go and work on it. Care for DH is becoming more and more apparent. Many days, he doesn't remember how to put on his clothes. Please keep us in your prayers. This is so hard on the entire family. **tears**

Now to a brighter side! Would you like to see my card? Well, here it is:





When I saw Farmer Tilda (Farm to Market Collection), I knew I wanted to pair her with the barn and Magnolia's Joyful Piglet. They were such a perfect match. That little piglet is so cheery and was the perfect size. I have him on a pop dot so that he is elevated. I also used the Magnolia Chicken Wire die - and why not? LOL - Chicken wire can be found on a farm, too! The little plant clusters were made using Flower Soft. I love the background paper I used. I love the scenic elements printed on it. It's an old pad by Nikki Sivils, I think. Tilda has been painted with DIs. The wheat is also from Magnolia. I finally got to use it! LOL. The upper, smaller barn doors open to reveal a nest of chicken eggs.

Here are shots of the interior panels:





This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I've got some good bargains there!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Magnolia Tilda with Straw Hat Any Occasion Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Well, here I am again - so fast, too! I haven't been feeling well lately. Getting old isn't for sissies, that's for sure! Almost a month ago, I fell over the opened door of the dishwasher and broke the door. I didn't see the stupid door that had been left down because the floor is white tile and the interior of the dishwasher WAS also white. So, I missed the door and landed on it when I fell. I'm hurting and still have bruises on my shins. My back is aching if I turn a certain way. I fell so hard and am so glad that the lower rack with the spikey things wasn't out, too. I need to find a cave to live in, I think!

Today, I loaded seven cards in my Etsy shop. The card I'm sharing today is for sale along with some cute little blank note cards ----->

My Etsy Shop




I chose an older Tilda that I thought was so sweet and needed to be used. I made the larger flowers all by myself, LOL! The rosebuds are imported. The card edge has been inked in white. Tilda has been watercolored. The interior of the card has been finished on both panels. It's such a girly card! Here is a shot of the interior:



Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I've got some good bargains there!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Jedi Edwin Birthday Card


Hello Sweet Readers,

Are you still here? It's been such a long time since I've posted. I am so sorry, but life has a way of eating every spare minute I'm having. Thank you for visiting this time. I hope you won't forget me. Please know that if I could be here more often, I would.

Today, I am sharing a birthday card featuring Jedi Edwin. I apologize for the terrible photo, but as I was adjusting the light, the ring that holds the base to the pole of the lamp flew out of the base and fell somewhere behind my scrap table. I will have to look for it tomorrow in the daylight (it's 1:30 AM now). So, the photo is dark. I thought this stamp was so adorable. My image has been painted with Distress Inks and then enhanced with Prisma Colored Pencils. Here is my card front.

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It's hard to see in the photo, but the sky is a clear pink with gray at the bottom level. It looks so cool IRL. My little scene is a little wonky, so please don't laugh too hard! I drew the house and the various soil components. I never claimed to be an artist, LOL.

The inside has been finished as well on both panels. There are glittery elements inside and out. The moon and large star are elevated on pop dots. I added the enamel dots to simulate additional moons.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain maybe there is one hiding there just for you!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Hawk has Brunch in Our Backyard!


Good morning, dearest readers,

I have a quick note to share. The other day, I was in my craft room when I looked out the window and saw a very large bird feeding on something in our back yard. As I was watching, the bird flew away and a MUCH LARGER version of the same species swooped in and landed where bird #1 had been feeding. It was so fast that it if I had blinked, I would have missed the changing of the birds! This took place about 20 feet from my window. I continued to watch what was going on as it was so interesting. I had a hard time discerning what type of bird it was because with my old, tired eyes, I didn't have clarity due to the distance, the window, and the window screen which blurred my vision.

I was determined to know what type of bird I was watching. I got out my telephoto lens and attached it to my camera. Then I saw what it was - a HAWK! Hawks normally do not land so close to homes. Both the smaller one and the huge one must have felt that our yard was a safe zone to feed in peace. The large hawk fed for at least 30 minutes as my husband and I watched from my craft room window. Meet Mr. Hawk:



When this behemoth flew in, the smaller hawk said, "Have at it, Mr. Hawk! I'm outta here!" LOL After the large hawk was done, and flew away, my husband went out to see what they were feeding on. It was a dove. :o( My husband cleaned up the feathers and remnants. About an hour after my husband cleaned it up, the smaller hawk returned and landed in the same spot it had previously been. It hopped all around for food leftovers. There weren't any, so it left.

This was one of those "Nature's Miracles" that happen only in a great once in a while! We were so fortunate to see this process.

Have a good one,

Chris