Sunday, October 31, 2010
Good morning everyone and a very Happy Halloween. Since I live in a rural area, I don't have anyone coming to my home for treats. The only one getting treats around here is Buddy and I hide his treats and make him search.....he loves the challenge!
I made another Haenglar for Friday Sketchers #126 following a wonderful sketch by the magnificently talented Claudia. I colored this cutie with copics and I used papers from the BG Jovial collection. I used one of my Stempelglede stamps behind the image.
The raffia and trim were gifts from a couple of my lovely, fabulous friends. Thank you so very much!
The flower is from Prima and the charm brad is from Dovecraft.
Thank you so much for visiting and have a wonderful day.....easy on the candy...save some for the kids...hahahaha!!!! Hugs, Christina
Friday, October 29, 2010
Good morning everyone....Friday is here...Yipppeeee....I have the pleasure of going back to work! How exciting is that???!!!!! Hahahahaha
Danielle and I would like to invite you to our Inventory Challenge #3 "Layers and Lace". I decided to make my card with the adorable Tilda with Amaryllis. She is available now for purchase at Diana's Magnolia-licious store. I also used a couple of my Stempelglede stamps, embossing them with gold tinsel EP. The papers are from the BG Cappella collection. The lace is from my stash. I used a white souffle pen to make the flowers pop a bit.
I would encourage you to visit my teammate DANIELLE and see her beautiful creation.
We are thrilled to have CHARLENE and RENE join our challenge. I'm proud of you girls to take on this challenge. Please hop on over and see their beautiful creations.
Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I appreciate you all so much. Hugs, Christina
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Good morning everyone...hope your day will be wonderful! I inked up this cutie last night using some elements of a layout created by Lena Katrine which she created for the LOTV challenge. This adorable Tilda is available for Pre-order at Diana's Magnolia-licious store.
The flowers are from Jolee and Prima. The beautiful velvet ribbon was a gift from a dear friend. The papers are all from last year's Magnolia Christmas collection.
Tilda is colored with copics.
I'd like to thank you for visiting my blog. Your continued support means the world to me. Hugs, Christina
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Good afternoon everyone! My goodness, we are experiencing a "wind storm" in Wisconsin today....50 to 60mph wind gusts!!!! The electricity tends to flicker on and off all day, so I will make this a very quick post. The papers I used on this card are Karen Foster and a scrap sheet from a couple of years ago. The beautiful rose and heart doily were a gift from my wonderful friend Jacque. Thank you so much! The ribbon is from Raspberry Ribbons. I colored this adorable Haenglar image with copics.
Thank you for visiting. I appreciate all of you so much. Hugs!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Hello everyone! This is my second post today...what can I say, it's a boring day!
It's raining all day and I needed a birthday card.
This card was totally inspired by the lovely and incredibly talented TANYA. She also created this sketch for STEMPELEINMALEINS Challenge #10.
This cutie is currently on Re-Order at Diana's Magnolia-licious Store.
I used papers that I purchased several years ago from Cloud 9 Design. Ribbons are by Raspberry Ribbons and the sentiment is from SU with a Webster's Pages sparkler in the center. The image is colored with copics.
Thanks for your visit. Hugs!
Hi everyone and a very happy Sunday! I made this card for the Lovely Hanglar Only challenge #10 "non-square easel card". I used one of my mini haenglars for this challenge. I used Nesties, scraps of Christmas paper, Cuttlebug snowflake dies in the background and I colored the image with copics.
Thank you for visiting my humble blog. Hugs to all, christina
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Good afternoon everyone...hope you are having a wonderful weekend. We are looking at four days of rain...great to stay inside and craft!
I made this card for two challenges....Friday Sketchers #125 following a fabulous sketch by the ueber-talented Jacque and Just Magnolia Week 78 "Think Pink".
I made this card with my dear friend Jacque in mind and my wonderful, brave niece Elona. My niece (a high school science teacher) is a young lady with three beautiful children, one of whom is a special child with autism. Let me tell you, they both faced this enemy with such class, dignity and unbelievable courage and in Jacque's case, with endless humor. You gals are the BEST!!!!!! My niece underwent a double mastectomy and is on the road to recovery.
I also want to take this opportunity to wish ELISE, who was recently diagnosed, the very best. We are all with you and will celebrate your recovery.
Now on to my card! I really went out on a limb with the dp....not sure it all fits!!
LOL...I used papers from Crafty Secrets, Best Creations and Dove. Lace is from my stash and the ribbon is from Raspberry Ribbons. The lovely corners are from Kort&Godt. I love this image, but was reluctant to use her because coloring this cutie was a bit of a challenge.
Thank you so very much for visiting and leaving a comment. I appreciate you all so much! Hugs, Christina
Friday, October 22, 2010
Good morning everyone!! Today is our Inventory Challenge #2 using at least three different designer papers. I'm using scraps from Webster's Pages, Graphic 45 and Scrap Your Trip. The cherry charm is from Hobbyhouse and the gorgeous flower was part of my birthday gift from my sweet, lovely friend, Claudia. Thanks Hon!!! This adorable Cherry Tilda is available at Diana's Magnolia-licious store, as well as the cherry border and tag dies.
Please swing on over to Danielle and Charlene to see what they have created for this challenge. This challenge will run until next summer. If anyone else is brave enough to join, let us know. Let me reiterate, the purpose of this challenge is to use up our inventory and not buy anything new until next summer. This does NOT include Maggies, copics or tape. After all, we cannot create without these items!
Also,you may use other stamps for this challenge. We are not limiting this to Magnolias.
Thank you so much for visiting. I appreciate each and every one of you!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Good morning everyone...hope your day will be wonderful! I finished this Haenglar card yesterday for Friday Sketchers #124 following a fabulous sketch by the very talented Aud. Her work is outstanding.
The papers I used are last year's BG Indian Summer collection. The metal embossed heart is from MM and the flowers are by Prima. The image, of course, was colored with copics.
Thank you so much for visiting my humble blog. I appreciate each and every comment.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Good morning everyone....a very happy middle of the week! I love this time of year, the weather has been wonderful. I am definitely wishing for a very long fall!!!!
I made this card for the JUST MAGNOLIA Week 77 challenge. The wonderful sketch we are following was created by the very talented Dawny. I used the beautiful fall papers from Best Creations which I purchased a couple of years ago. This adorable Tilda is available for purchase right now at Diana's Magnolia-licious store, as well as the lace border die I used.
I colored the image with copics. At first, I colored her in gold hues, but I needed more of a contrast, so I decided on red! The beautiful flowers were a gift from a dear friend. Thank you so much! The leaves are from Prima.
Thank you so much for visiting. Have a wonderful day...huggggs!!!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Good morning everyone and a very happy Sunday to all of you! This adorable Witch Tilda is from last year's So Spooky collection, but I just now had the opportunity to apply ink to this cutie. She is currently not in Diana's inventory, but I know she will be more than happy to get it for you if you request it. The background is also Magnolia to which I applied glittered black EP and, of course, I used my Nesties.
I used last year's BG Halloween pack, as well as some vintage Halloween papers I have had in my stash for several years. I used a gold Spica Atyou pen on the hat buckle and the broom for added glimmer. The ribbons are from Michael's.
Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. Hugs!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Good afternoon and a very happy Friday! I am taking a break today from making Christmas cards and decided to make a Halloween card instead. This cutie is sitting witch Tilda and she is currently not in Diana's inventory, but if you contact her, she will most certainly secure it for you.
Papers are from the BG Halloween collection, the lovely black webbed ribbon was a gift from a dear friend. I applied an MM glitter frame behind Tilda and the corners are from Megahobby. The gorgeous black gardinia was purchased for me by a friend.
I colored the image with copics.
I will be entering this card at CUTE CARD THURSDAY challenge #134. The name of the challenge is "What's Buggin' you".
Now.....on to the winners.......RUBY M and CHARLENE (from AZ) have each won a $50 shopping spree at Diana's Magnolia-licious store. The names were drawn from my Comments Section.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Good afternoon fellow bloggers. This is my second post for today because it is for a new challenge. Danielle and I have decided to start a challenge using our current inventory......no buying ANYTHING new (except for Maggies, copics and cardstock for stamping) until..........NEXT SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!
This will be most difficult considering all the goodies being introduced, BUT we made a pact and we are sticking to it! This is an all-out effort to use up our inventory.
My craft room is getting smaller and smaller...LOL...and this seems to be a good solution. Anyone else want to join???????
Hello everyone and thank you so much for visiting my humble blog. Here is another card using one of my adorable GIORDANO stamps. These stamps are all available from Joanna Sheen.
I used BG papers, flowers were a gift from a dear friend...thank you so much!
Ribbon is from Raspberry Ribbons and the image was colored with copics. As you can see, I used lots and lots of Stickles.
Hope you have a wonderful day! hugs!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Hello everyone! Well, it's time for another Lovely Haenglars Only challenge. This is Challenge #09 and the theme is "seasons". I chose Winter/Christmas as my season.
I only used one dp and it's from last year's stash. I also used two MS punches, one being the holly corner/border punch. The die is Nellie Snellen and snowflakes are Spellbinders. The top decorative snowflake is from Michael's. The jute is from RRR.
My image is colored with copics and I used Stardust stickles on her wings.
At first I used white applique for the fur trim, but I didn't like it....it was too stark! Then I decided to go with the fur "look". I tried different combinations, but I liked this the best.
Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Good morning to all my blogging friends! Wishing you all a wonderful Friday!
This morning I am showing you yet another GIORDANO stamp. This is my very favorite image, and, in the event that you are interested, these stamps are available from Joanna Sheen.
I am using a new line of Christmas papers and trim by Bo-Bunny. The flowers are from Prima and the rhinestone stickers are from Michael's. The beautiful large snowflake was a gift from a dear friend. Thanks, Hon!
The image was colored with copics.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Good morning and a very happy Thursday! I've been itching to make another card with one of my new Giardano stamps. They can be purchased from Joanna Sheen. They also have a line of adorable animal stamps.
I created this card for the STAMPTACULAR Challenge #79 "Layer it On". I used the wonderful sketch by Jeanette for this card, papers are from my BG Jovial Christmas pack and the rhinestone stickers are from Michael's. The lovely jute is from RRR.
Thank you for visiting my humble blog. Hugs and best wishes, Christina
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Good morning everyone! It's been quite a while since I posted a card due to extenuating circumstances.....a fall and then a stomach ailment. I am feeling well again and posting the cute Tilda from the new 2010 Christmas Collection. She is "Vintage Tilda" and this cutie is available at Diana's Magnolia-licious Store.
The round sentiment stamp is from Whipper Snapper. I used papers from last year's Paper Studio Christmas collection. The lace die is also available at Diana's store.
The gold leaves ribbon is from RRR and the metal dots are from Michael's. The green ribbon was a gift from a dear friend. This card was created for Friday Sketchers #122. The wonderful sketch was provided by the sweet and very talented Tanja.
Thank you so much for visiting. I am so appreciative of each and every comment.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Good morning everyone! Friday is finally here and the weekend is about to begin and mine is OVER! This Santa is from a new line of stamps by "Giardano". I absolutely love these stamps because they are adorable and they all include a sentiment.
I used Bo-Bunny papers, glass glitter, liquid applique and liquid pearls for the snowflakes. The image is colored with copics.
Thank you for visiting my blog and I'd love to know what you think of this adorable stamp. Hugs, Christina