Thursday, September 30, 2010
Good morning and a very happy Thursday! As you can see, Tilda is going to Oktoberfest and Edwin is enjoying a specialty beer. Adding Edwin was kind of an afterthought...something was missing and my husband actually insisted that I add Edwin!
I'm not quite sure it works....but, here it is!
I colored the images with copics and the flowers and rick rack are from Crafty Feelings. The beautiful brown lace was a gift from a dear friend...thank you Jacque!
The papers are designed by Kristine Moldenhauer Biseth. It is from her fall line and may be available at Inkido.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Hugs, Christina
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Good evening everyone! My "weekend" is finally here and I managed to spend some time in my craft room creating this mini Hanglar Christmas card. I used new Christmas papers from BoBunny. The image is a mini and I placed it on the new Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die. The trim is also from BoBunny. I used lots of gold and stardust stickles. The image is colored with copics.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I really appreciate all my blogging friends. Hugs, Christina
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Good afternoon everyone and a very happy Sunday. I just finished a card for FRIDAY SKETCHERS, Sketch #121. This wonderful sketch was created by the ueber-talented Jeanette Comerford. Her coloring skills are phenomenal.
I used glitter paper and the Cuttlebug Christmas Ornaments embossing folder for the panels and behind the image. The ribbons are from Raspberry Ribbons and the sentiment is SU. The flower is by Prima and the pearl center was a gift from a dear friend.
Thank you so much for visiting and I appreciate your comments so much. Hugs!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Good afternoon everyone! I just finished a card for Lovely Hanglar Only challenge which simply required some paper piecing. As you can see, I paper pieced the heart this Hanglar cutie is holding in her hands. I used papers from the BG Christmas "Jovial" pack....love, love those papers! Flowers are from Prima and brads and ribbon are from my stash. The chandelier crystals are from Crafts U Love.
I know you are all looking forward to a wonderful weekend. Happy crafting! Hugs, Christina
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Good morning everyone ...wishing you a very happy Thursday. It's RAINING in Wisconsin....for the next 3 days. We had 3" last night! Hope it is sunny in your part of the world.
I am falling behind on Christmas cards (too busy baking...hahahaha). This Christmas Tilda is from last year's collection and she is available at Diana's Magnolia-licious store. I think she is adorable. There are so many from last year's collection that have yet to see ink...LOL !!! Of course, I know we are all awaiting the new Christmas collection. One can never have enough stamps,right????
This card features papers from Webster's Pages, May Arts reindeer ribbon, and lace from my stash. Lots of stickles and Tilda was colored with copics.
Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Good afternoon everyone...hope you are all having a fabulous day. Today's post is not about cards. Today I had company from Norway and this is what I served. Since I live in rural America, I do not have the luxury of buying a nice pastry.....I have to bake it myself! What you see here is a Mandarin Torte, Paris-Brest (the filling is yummy custard) and my super chunky cookies.
I recently purchased a Keurig coffee system and if you are a coffee lover, it doesn't get any better than this!!!! The coffee comes in single-serve capsules which you simply insert and out comes the best tasting coffee. How convenient is that????
Hope you enjoyed my post today and thank you so much for visiting. Hugs and best wishes for a wonderful day! Christina
Friday, September 17, 2010
Good afternoon everyone! A challenge at StampARTIC caught my eye. It is a color challenge and you can choose the colors you want by going horizontally, vertically,across, etc. With the colors in hand, I searched my papers and used the very first sheet I had my hands on! I'm not overly fond of yellow, but it was included in the color selection. I really love this image and she is available at Diana's Magnolia-licious store. I used MS pearls, Nellie Snellen dies,a Cuttlebug design and the papers are from Fancy Pants. Tilda is colored with copics.
Thank you for visiting and wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Hugs!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Good evening everyone! It was raining most of the day so I spent some time in my craft room and inked up this cute little stamp from the new Apples/Cherries collection.
I used papers from last year's BG Indian Summer Collection. The beautiful corners are from Megahobby. The lace was purchased at Walmart, and, as you can see, I also used a MS leaf punch. The charm and ribbon are from my stash. The image is colored with copics.
Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. Hugs, Christina
Monday, September 13, 2010
Good afternoon everyone. It's a beautiful day in my part of the world.
I hope you are not getting tired of Christmas cards because I have many more to go...LOL!!!! I made this card for STAMPtacular Sunday Challenge, rotating the sketch so it fits my image. The sweet image is Papilio and as you can see, I did some paper piecing on this one. The image is colored with copics and I used papers from the BG Jovial collection. The ribbon is from Michael's and the sparkler is from Webster's Pages.
Thank you so much for visiting and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your encouragement. Hugs, Christina
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Hello everyone....hope you are enjoying your weekend. As many of you are doing today, I am watching the horror of 9-11 on TV and remembering all the victims and their families. Please take a moment and honor the memory of those poor souls.
On a lighter note, I just finished a card for Friday Sketchers Challenge #119 using the wonderful sketch by my ueber-talented friend, Jacque. I stamped this adorable Papilio image on my recently purchased X-Press It cardstock and I must say that I am very impressed with it. I used papers from the new BG Jovial collection. I also used Atyou Spica pens for the ornaments for added sparkle. The snwflakes are Nesties and I used my Nellie Snellen die for the image.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Hugs, Christina
Friday, September 10, 2010
Hello everyone and a very happy Friday. As you are all looking forward to a wonderful weekend, I am looking forward to going back to work!
I created this card for JUST MAGNOLIA, using the wonderful sketch provided by the very talented Dawny. I am also entering this card in the STAMP WITH FUN challenge where the theme is "Wedding".
This adorable image is from the Wedding Collection, available for purchase at Diana's Magnolia-licious store. I colored the image with copics and I used the beautiful lace I received from my wonderful friend, Jacque. Thanks, Hon!!!
The papers are designed by Lise-Lotte and available at Inkido. The heart-shaped pearls on the corners were a gift from my dear friend Claudia....love them..thanks!
Thank you for visiting and I always appreciate a comment. Hugs!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Good morning everyone....wishing you all a wonderful day! You can find this cute little angel on the Motivet site. He is called "James". I used the wonderful new papers from the BG Jovial collection. The metal dots are from Michael's. I used Nesties and Magnolia dies. As you can see, I also used lots of gold Stickles. Flowers are from Prima. I colored the image with copics.
Enjoy your day and thank you for taking the time to visit. Hugs! Christina
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Good morning and a very happy day to all! I received this adorable Whiff of Joy stamp featuring this cute Betty Mouse from a wonderful friend.....so grateful for this adorable stamp! Thank you so much. Naturally, I had to ink her up right away since I need to make Christmas cards. I used the wonderful papers designed by the incredibly talented Christine Biseth Moldenhauer. It is actually her fall line, but it works well for Christmas too. These papers, along with her Christmas line, should be available soon at Inkido.
I colored this cute mouse with copics and the ruffle (the idea with the ruffle around an image was the brainchild of my amazingly talented friend Jacque) is from Webster's Pages and I used MS pearls.
Thank you so much for visiting my humble blog. Hugs!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Good evening everyone....hope you enjoyed your Labor Day! Unfortunately, I did not meet my goal this past week of making three Christmas cards a week. I will have to make up for it this week. Therefore, I chose Christmas as a theme for the Lovely Hanglar Only Challenge No. 7 where the theme is "Layered". Lots of layers on this card!!!!
I used BG Jovial papers.....love the rich colors of these new papers!!!! The raffia was a gift from my dear friend Jacque....thanks Hon..love it!!!! The green ribbon is from Webster's Pages. Candy cane is from Jolee.
Hope you like this card and thank you so much for visiting. I always appreciate your comments. Thank you and many hugs! Christina
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Good morning everyone and a very happy Sunday! First, I would like to announce the winner of the $50 shopping spree at Diana's Magnolia-licious store. The lucky winner, drawn from my Shopping Tilda Comments section is........CHARLENE AKA SCRAPPYGMA!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS CHARLENE! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Now on to my card for today. The image is Mimosa from my fall Bildmalerna kit.
I made this card for Friday Sketchers #118, following the wonderful sketch by the magnificently talented Inge. I used papers from Webster's Pages, MS pearls and the ribbon is from Michael's. The image is colored with copics.
Thank you so much for visiting and have a wonderful holiday! Hugs, Christina
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Good afternoon everyone....hope you are having a wonderful day! I finally inked up this adorable image from Magnolia, available at Diana's store. When I saw this wonderful ATM machine by Jolee, I just knew that I wanted to use that with this particular image. I made this card for STAMP WITH FUN using the sketch by the exceedingly talented SAPHIRA. The papers are from K&Co. and I made the flowers with my Nellie Snellen punches.
Thanks you for visiting and I really appreciate all the wonderful comments. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hugs!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Hello everyone! I just finished Secretive Tilda for this week's Friday Sketchers challenge using a sketch created by the ueber-talented Claudia. It was somewhat of a challenging sketch.....definitely took me out of my comfort zone!
I used papers from Crafty Secrets and Melissa Frances. Flower is from Melissa.
The wonderful corners are from Megahobby.
Thank you for visiting! Hugs, christina