Sunday, August 30, 2015

My Tilda Marie!

Well it was only a matter of time.  I think I may be onto something.  Look what I just created:

Tilda has been close to my heart in many ways via stamps or dolls.  Well Thanks to Michelle Pipeling she put the idea out there to me one day.  So off I went.  I love Marie Antoinette's fashion and style.  I think this may be one of my best if I say so myself!  I can not part with her. 
I found the fabric in Jo Ann's recently and love it!  The longer lace is from Hobby Lobby.
Under the dress I did make a petticoat and applied some stiff  wedding gown tulle.  I did not use any patterns. (only for the doll part). 
And another view:
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are inspired to create something too!  Happy Crafting!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Tilda Request!

Howdy to all my friends, followers and visitors.  Today I present to you a brand new Tilda!

I recently found this delightful fabric and I knew this could be for a beautiful Tilda doll. 

After I completed the doll I knew she needed some accessories.  So I made her a bag for her sewing items and a hat.  This doll was made for a sister in Christ who I met on Facebook.  Now for some pics of her hair:

And as you may know me by now,  I have to make her a petticoat and pantaloons!

That's all folks!!     Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Princess Pea Tilda

Hello to all friends, followers and visitors.  I did manage to do a couple new creations.  I actually created a card and a Tilda doll.

I really enjoyed stamping and coloring again. It's seems so long that I've played with my stamps and die cuts.  Look what I came up with!
Actually I was inspired to create this card because I also had a request to make a smaller  Princess Pea Tilda that is shown in the 'Tilda's Fairy Tale Wonderland" book.  I created this Tilda doll first:

I did not fussy her up too much because she will be part of Michelle Pipeling's upcoming project. She plans to make a bed with the mattresses and already has the crown for this princess!  I'm sure the end results will be fabulous! 
Thanks so much for stopping by.   Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Angel Tilda

Hello to all  my friends, followers and visitors!   I had a yearning to create a new Tilda so with some encouragement from a dear friend I just finished my newest Tilda doll.

I found a layered embroidered dress in Good Will that I thought was gorgeous.  I would of love to have worn it; however I could not button it over my boobs.  Yikes looks like I better start exercising...
I proceeded to cut it up to use in future projects.  Well Tilda is wearing part of this vintage dress.
As I creating this doll I kept imagining long angel wings on her.  I hand cut the wings using felt and then covered the wings with the fabric.  As I looked at her some more I thought the wings need a feather look to them so I looked through my stash of bridal appliques.  This is a before picture:
Now you can see the appliques that I used.
I made her some pantaloons and a nice petticoat too.  And of course some shoes:
Here are a few more pictures of different views:

Thank You all so much for visiting today.  Also Thank you for all of the prayers and support as I went through a very trying time.  I appreciate each and everyone of you.  God Bless!
Happy Crafting!!!


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vintage Happiness!

Hi everyone!  Three cards within a week!!  Wow I must be on a roll here.  Angela Holt from Crafty Peeps on Facebook is advertising for DT's.   She gave a free digital print to play with.  I love the vintage images so I wanted to give this a try. 

I used Go Create XXL Square Frames Frilly #5 to make the card shape.  Spellbinders Labels 20 was used to cut out the digital image.  Magnolia Doo Hickey Go Wrapped Heart Folded tag was also used.   Prima Something Blue is the paper pad that I used.   Now for a peak of the inside.

The gift card envelope was made using a Sizzix Pocket w/Scallop Edge.  All lace is from my stash and I made some ribbon roses and used some Wild Orchid Crafts roses too.
Please be sure to check out Angela's blog and see her gorgeous creations and tutorials!

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer.   I'm just happy to be crafting again!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Couple New Cards

Hello fellow crafters, friends, followers and visitors.  First I must apologize for being so absent  from the web.  The last few months have been very trying.  Since my Mother passed away I am finally trying to get my life back in order. This is a start with a new card.

My daughter's Birthday is July 22 and she will be the big 40.   "Happy Birthday Leah!!"  I actually looked for a card to purchase and could find nothing that I liked.  Several weeks ago I purchased Tim Holtz Fresh Brewed die cut.  It is perfect for my daughter because she first introduced me to Starbucks in Baltimore, Maryland some 11 years ago.   We have both become Starbuck addicts since.  I also used a Tim Holtz Embossing Folder called On The Go.  I made the flower some time ago out of beige cotton fabric.  This card took me two days just to put together.  Trust me it took all the mojo I could use.   Various  stains were used to add color to the flower, lace and bias binding.

On the inside I used Tim Holtz Fresh Brewed Blueprint stamps and some Birthday Phrases from my stash.  There is a pocket on the upper part of the card for a gift.    Some lace trims were added to make the card appear more vintage.
Now a card just for fun!
I used Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Deluxe Collector's Edition.  I layered different papers and used cardboard strips in between the layers to create dimension.  Zutter Distress It All was used on the edges of the paper as well as  Distress Inks.     Lace is added in sections between the layers.  All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.   Here is a picture to show you that this is an easel card.  Notice under the top portion of the card I added a gift card envelope.

Now for a full front view of the opened card:

Thanks so much for visiting and I would love to hear from you.  I think I will make another Tilda doll next in the near future.   As always......Happy Crafting!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Shabby Chic Travel Journal

Hello to all of my friends, followers and visitors!  Sorry I've been mia lately!  My Mom has been very ill for the last two months and my life has been  turned upside down :(     I did take some time to try to be creative and this was a refreshing change for my brain.   Here is a fabric journal that I did using a fantastic kit that I purchased from Doreen Rock of Oolala Vintage Treasures plus there is  a lot from my stash.  I also did a You Tube video featuring this journal

This is the front cover.  I made it to appear as a small round suitcase.  Now for a side  view and back view:
 I made the flowers!
Now for some interior views.  Each page has a pocket! The tag pictures were part of the kit! (but I did use various dies cuts for the shapes.
The next pages feature a secret envelope and a change purse that was black and I altered it!
Almost done.....
All of the tags are decorated front and back.    Thanks so much for stopping by.   I really appreciate your visit.  Happy Crafting!!!