Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter and Happy Spring!!

It's been awhile since I've posted but I've been working on some projects. ( Actually three that will be posted in the future)  One is a paper bag album and the other two are cards.  But today.... I'm wishing you all a Very Happy Easter  and hope that Spring has officially arrived to you.   Yesterday I took some time to create a card just for fun.  Recently I received an order that had some Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics paper pad and a couple other ones.  These papers are gorgeous and really need nothing else added to them.   
First I started off by coloring London Tilda with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Gamsol.  I'm thinking April showers (snow or !!) bring May flowers as I worked on this card. 

Glossy Accents is added to the umbrella, rain drops, pebbles  and her boots.  Now for a peak of the card.

And the  inside
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Labels 11, Go Kreate XXL Square frames Frilly #8, Marianne Craftables CR1211, Joy Crafts 6002/0163, Magnolia Doo Hickey  So wrapped Tilda and Swirl.
Punch: Martha Stewart Eyelet lace
Seam binding  and flower was died with Milled Lavender Distress Inks.  The lace is from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and as always I love hearing from you.   May you all have a safe and blessed holiday! 

Challenges Entered:
Lovely hAnglar-  Spring
Magnolia-licious- Flowery
Marvelous Magnolia- Anything Goes
Tilda Town- April Showers...

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Blog Candy Winner!

Hi Everyone!  Woke up to snow on the ground.   Hopefully this will be the last of it.  As my hubby and I had our morning coffee he  drew a winner of my blog candy.   Congratulations Teri!!
Please contact me with you snail mail address  by April 6 so I can get this sent to you.

I want to say "Thank You" to all that entered.  I really appreciate you playing along.  Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hopping onto Spring!!

Well March is almost over and I had time to create a tag using a Prima stamp.  For some reason I love these stamps.   (takes me back many years)  I did use some of my new Maja's Vintage Spring Design papers.  No use keeping you in suspense.

I went outside to take these pics but it was very cold. Brrr.   Anyway I used  Marianne Anja's Vintage Decoration LR0269, Martha Stewart Pop up Butterfly punch, Cherry Lynn butterfly dies, Stickles and gems.    

 And of course I always decorate the backside.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting!!!


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tilda with Fantasy Flower

Happy Saturday!   I just completed a just for fun card that I thought I'd enter in  a couple challenges.  This Magnolia Tilda is so darn cute!!  I wanted to use  a set of new Go Kreate XXL Frilly 7 dies that I just purchased.  Wowzers ! I love these dies.   I made an easel card.

The  ribbon flowers are made by me.  What a great pastime making these flowers.  Sweet Tilda was colored with Distress Inks and then edged with some  Chunky Frantage and Stickles. 
I used several Marianne Creatables Die:
LR0193-key, LR0214 - Anja's Rose Corner, LR0213 Anja's Rose centerpiece, LR0159 -heart, LR0116- Flourish
DP's: DCWV The Formal Affair
Now for a closer look of Tilda and the flowers:

Now a view of the card closed

Thanks so much for visiting and I'd love to hear what you think.  Have a fantastic weekend!

Challenges Entered:
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia
Magnolia Down Under
Totally Tilda Challenge
Marvelous Magnolia
Divas By Design
Crafty Girls Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown-Tic Tac Toe (die cuts, flowers, ribbon)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Couple New Creations

Hello fellow crafters and visitors.  Today I have a couple brand new creations to reveal to you.  Actually I created these cards as a Design Team project for StampingScrapping .com.  I hope someone will be inspired to create something after visiting here today. 
Here is a Criss Cross Card:

Side view:
Now to reveal the two pull outs!
DP's: TrimCraft Summer Breeze
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Card Creator  Ribbon Threader, Heart CirclesBird Flourishes, Spiral Blossom One, Foilage
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Cross Necklace, StampingScrapping Anglaise, Floral Blessings
Tilda is stamped on  Cryogen and colored with Copics(On both projects.)
All the above can be found at and just click on each product for a direct link.

Now for the next creation:

Inside view:

DP's: Graphic 45 Secret Garden
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Vintage Outfit,
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles, Floral flourishes.    GoKreate XXL Frilly Squares
Magnolia Doo Hickey So Wrapped Tilda Lace FoldedTag,   Joy Crafts Feather one

I used Frantage Shabby Blue, Heidi Swapp Butterflies and I added beads for the body and wire for the antenna. Most of the layers on my card are cut with my Cricut Machine.  I made the flowers and the charm and gems are from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always I love hearing from you!  Happy Crafting!!


Monday, March 17, 2014

An Altered Journal

I was asked by a blog friend if I would decorate a journal for her.  Me of all people!!  I felt so honored.  Angela won my blog candy last year and a friendship was developed.  She is going though Nursing School and my daughter went to college for five years for nursing so that's really what bonded us.   I admire her courage and strength to pursue her dreams.  She told me that she adores Florence Nightingale.  So I found some images on Google.   I better warn you that this post is heavy with pictures.

 Here is a before picture of what this journal looked like

I took the journal completely apart so I could recover both sides of the book covers front and back.
Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Collection Design papers were used for this entire project.  Of course lots of lace, ribbons, pearls, charms and fibers are from my stash.  The flower on the front cover is a Shabby Chic  flower that I made from a tutorial I saw on Pinterest.

A picture of the interior front cover and first page of the journal

All of the quotes and images came from Google images.  I printed them then covered with satin Mod Podge hopefully to prevent fading.  The corners on the left side are Momenta Cut and Emboss dies.
The page on the right is colored with distress inks and stamped with various stamps.
 An interior divider page:

Stenciled above using TCW Mini Flutterfly and various stamps

A view on the interior of  back page cover

Now the back outside cover:
I stenciled the back using  TCW  Mini Time Travel with Modeling Paste.
Of course I included a card:

The delightful stamp is Crafty Individuals Stamp Girl Dreaming.
Dies Used: Marianne Creatables LR0240, LRO235, LR0236
Go Kreate XXLSquare Frames Frilly #5
Magnolia Nurse Tilda is the stamp on the right side.  Sentiments were from Hobby Lobby.
Corners are made with Stampin Up XLPhoto Corner and EK Victoria photo corner punches. Under the band of the left side is a pull out card that I wrote a personal message on.
This concludes my project completed for Angela.  What a blessing it was to do this for her!


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Cathy-Lynn's Blog Candy

Hello to all visitors!  I'm so excited to offer a really nice present to any one of my followers!   As you already know winter has been pretty brutal and I am  looking forward to spring.  So needless to say I'm ready to celebrate!!

Magnolia Stamps are:
 Love, Love Love Tilda,
Tilda with Three Flowers
Forget Me Not Tilda
Doo Bee Pops Tilda

Paper Pads are Prima: Life Time and Almanac  And A Prima Doll Stamp

To win this remarkable candy all you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment.  (I'd appreciate if you posted to your sidebar.)  I will have the drawing on March 30 then post the winner.  If I do not hear from the winner with their mailing address by April 6,  I will redraw a new winner.  (process will repeat until I get a winner) 
So good Luck to all of my followers!
Happy Crafting!

UPDATE:   March 30  Terri is the winner who posted March 15 at 9:16 pm
Congratulations Terri!  Be sure to email me you address by April 6.