Monday, November 29, 2010
Good afternoon to all my blogging friends! I decided to take poor Edwin out of my storage container and apply ink to the little rascal. He deserves equal time...Tilda is getting way too much attention!!!!
I made this card for JUST MAGNOLIA Sketch Week 83, following a sketch by the magnificently talented Donalda.
Papers are BG Wassail and Edwin and the Chair are from the 2010 Christmas Collection, available at Diana's Magnolia-licious Store.
The raffia was a gift from my wonderful friend, Jacque and the gifts are by Jolee.
Hope you like my little Edwin.
Thank you very much for visiting. Have a great day!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Good morning and a very happy Sunday! I have some exciting news today. I just visited one of my favorite sites, LOVELY HAENGLARS ONLY. I was absolutely thrilled and honored to win 3rd place for Challenge No. 12. Thank you so much!!!!
I made this card for Friday Sketchers #130 following the wonderful sketch by the fabulously talented Jeanette.
Papers are from Best Creations and the gorgeous ribbon was a gift from my wonderful friend, Jacque. Thank you so very much....I love it!
The stamps are all from the 2009 Magnolia Christmas collection, available at Diana's Magnolia-licious Store. The lace die is also from Magnolia and also available at her store. The images were colored with copics. The rhinestones applied to the tree were purchased at Michael's.
Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. Hugs, Christina
Friday, November 26, 2010
Good morning everyone! I hope each of you had a magnificent holiday. I assume many of you are bravely fighting the crowds today on Black Friday. For some of you who may not know what today encompasses, it is the kickoff to the holiday shopping season...it is almost a rite of passage!
Danielle and I welcome you once again to our "scraps from stash" Christmas cards challenge. Today, I decided to apply some ink to this adorable "Snowy Hug" stamp, currently available at Diana's Magnolia-licious Store.
I totally love this Karen Foster paper depicting the wonderful snowmen. Thankfully, I purchased that prior to starting the Inventory Challenge. The other papers are all from my scraps. The snowflakes are by Joliee and the beautiful rose was a gift from my dear friend, the lovely and incredibly talented Jacque. I colored the image with copics.
Please visit DANIELLE and take a look at her beautiful creation, as well as CHARLENE AND RENE, who are also joining us in this endeavor.
Thank you for visiting my blog and please stay safe. Hugs, Christina
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Good afternoon to all my friends. This will be my last post pre-Thanksgiving and I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving Day spent with family and friends.
I made this card for Friday Sketchers #129, using a sketch provided by the fabulously talented JANNEKE. I used papers from BG Wassail and MM. The dies are by Nellie Snellen and the sleigh bells were purchased several years ago at Michael's.
I colored Tilda with copics.
Thank you for visiting and taking the time out of your busy day to leave a comment.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Good morning everyone. We have freezing rain and, alas, I cannot walk my dogs!!!
I just hope the situation improves, so I can take them for a walk later! Otherwise, it is dog chaos in my house.
I made this card for a bachelor's birthday and I got the inspiration for this card from the ueber-talented BEV ROCHESTER. She created the most beautiful card with this image. She always has the most beautiful flower arrangements on her cards. However, since this is a man card, I didn't want to use flowers.
This image is by Kenny K and she is colored with copics. I used a MS punch and pearls. The gold rickrack is from Walmart.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day. Hugs, Christina
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Good morning everyone. Today is the opener for deer hunting in Wisconsin, so I walked the dogs with caution this morning, wary of a stray bullet. Thankfully, we are all home safe!!!!!
I've been wanting to use this adorable image of Edwin and Tilda dancing, but I really didn't do it justice. I guess maybe I'd like to see Edwin and Tilda dancing around a Maypole!
I used all scraps for the card. The snowflakes are Nesties and the new MS snowflake punch....a gift from my dear friend Claudia. Thanks Hon, I love it!!!!
This adorable stamp is currently on re-order at Diana's Magnolia-licious Store.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Christina
Friday, November 19, 2010
Hello everyone and a very happy end of the week! Danielle and I would like to welcome you once again to Inventory Challenge #6, a continuation of our "Scraps from Stash" Christmas card challenge which will run until Christmas. I also planned on entering this card in the Just Magnolia challenge since I utilized the wonderful sketch by the fabulously talented Donalda, but, alas, I was too late!
The DP on my card is winterberry from S.E.I.'s Alpine Frost collection, purchased several years ago. I also used a scrap from Bo Bunny's Christmas collection and the red glittered dp is of unknown origin.....something I've had for a very long time!
The flowers are from Prima and the snowflakes from Jolee.
The adorable Tilda with Fir is from the Magnolia 2010 Christmas Collection, soon to be available at Diana's Magnolia-licious Store. It is currently on re-order.
Please visit my teammate DANIELLE and see her beautiful creation, as well as the fabulous creations by CHARLENE and RENE.
Thank you so much for visiting and have a wonderful day! Hugs to all, Christina
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Good evening to all my blogging friends! I made this card for Friday Sketchers #128 following a sketch by the incredibly sweet & talented JACQUE. I am also entering it in the Lovely Hanglar Only Challenge #13 "Snowflakes".
I used papers from the BG Jovial collection. The Raffia was a gift from a very dear friend. Thanks, Hon! The large gold snowflake is from last year's holiday trim. The white snowflake is a Nestie die. I also used a MS snowflake punch. Thank you so much Claudia ..... I love those new MS punches!
Hope you all have a wonderfully relaxing evening. I definitely plan on it!
Thank you for visiting...love you all! Hugs, Christina
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Good afternoon everyone. I finished this very simple Christmas card, using only one DP from Best Creations. This adorable Tilda is from the 2010 Christmas Collection and the sled is from the 2008 collection, I think!!!!! I'm certain the stamps are available at Diana's Magnolia-licious Store and if the one you like isn't there, she will most certainly secure it for you.
The snowflakes are all Nesties dies and ribbon is from my stash.
I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Good morning everyone! It's a good day to sleep in today in my part of the world.
I hope the sun is shining where you are.
First and foremost, I would like to announce that I drew a name from my Inventory Card Comments section and the winner of a $50 shopping spree at Diana's Magnolia-licious Store is.................KRISTEL!!!! Kristel, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Now, on to my new Christmas card which I am entering in Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes challenge.
I used BG papers from the Jovial Christmas pack, flowers from Prima and the sentiment is computer generated. Edwin is from this year's Magnolia Christmas collection and the Santa is from 2009. These adorable stamps are available at Diana's Magnolia-licious Store.
The gold ribbon is from Michael's, purchased a couple of years ago.
Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I appreciate all of you and I hope you have a fun-filled weekend! Hugs, Christina
Friday, November 12, 2010
Good morning everyone! Danielle and I would like to invite you once again to our Inventory Challenge. This challenge and all future challenges until Christmas will be "Scraps from Stash" Christmas cards. Let me tell you, I sure took my scraps of Webster's Pages, ripped and/or cut pieces to try to create a scene. I used a Giorgano stamp which I have used previously on a card. Love this sweet vintage image!!!
I created the flower with my retro and snowflake punches and the evergreen is a L-Em punch. The image is colored with copics. As you can see, I also used Stardust and gold Stickles, as well as liquid pearls.
Please visit Danielle and see her beautiful creation, as well as Charlene and Rene.
Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. Hugs, Christina
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Good morning to all my blogging friends! I just finished this Christmas card for Friday Sketchers #127, incorporating the wonderful sketch by the very talented INGE.
I used the adorable Snowy from Magnolia's 2009 Christmas collection. You can purchase this cutie at Diana's Magnolia-licious store.
The wonderful papers are from Best Creations and Karen Foster. The beautiful sparkle burst snowflake brad Frosty is holding is by Karen Foster and was a gift from a friend. The beautiful satin ribbon is from Michael's. Frosty was colored with copics.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and my deepest appreciation for all your comments. Hugs!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Good afternoon everyone....hope you are having a wonderful day! I needed to make a birthday card so I decided to make one in a pink/yellow color combination to enter the new Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog challenge which will run every other Tuesday.
I am not very partial to yellow, but I gave it a shot anyway.
The yellow harvest doily in the background was a gift from my wonderful friend, Jacque.
All the other embellishments are from my stash. This adorable Tilda is from the 2010 Wedding Collection and she is available at Diana's Magnolia-licious store.
The image is colored with copics.
Thank you so much for visiting. Big hugs, Christina
Friday, November 5, 2010
Good morning and a very happy Friday!!! Danielle and I would like to welcome you to our Inventory Challenge #4 incorporating "Ribbons and Bows" into our card.
This time I used one of my all-time favorite Maggies "Tilda with Violin". She is part of the 2010 Christmas Collection, and, even though I don't see her on site now, she should be available at Diana's Magnolia-licious Store.
I used the beautiful white swirly wedding paper for this card, placing a white organza ribbon on each side of the card. Then I placed the beautiful silver leaf ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon on top and added some bows. I used the MS snowflake punch for the opposite corner panels. The circle behind Tilda is light blue glitter paper and I placed a silver tree (Nestie) on top of the circle as a background for the image. Tilda is colored with copics.
Please swing on over and see the gorgeous creations by my teammate Danielle, as well as Charlene. I'm not sure if Rene is joining us this week, but you can find her here.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am very grateful and appreciative for your comments.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Good morning one and all. It's early morning and still dark outside, but here I am...on my computer!!!! I just finished another card using Sneaky Tilda for the Sir Stampalot Christmas Traditions Challenge. You can purchase this cutie at Diana's Magnolia-licious store. The papers are from Bo Bunny and I used my snowflake punch and Nesties. The ribbon was a gift from my dear friend Claudia.
Love it!!! Tilda was colored with copics.
Thank you for visiting my blog and wishing you all a wonderful day! Hugs!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Good afternoon to all my blogging friends! I just finished another card using Gingerbread Tilda for Just Magnolia Week 79 following the wonderful sketch by the magnificently talented Dawny P. This time I used colors that are totally out of my comfort zone for Christmas cards, but sometimes you have to experiment. Most of my experiments end up in the trash....hahahaha!!!!!
This cutie should be available for purchase at Diana's Magnolia-licious store.
All the dp is from my stash. The mistletoe is from Jolee which I purchased a couple of months ago at Michael's. The image, of course, is colored with copics.
Thank you for your visit. I appreciate each and everyone of you! Hugs, Christina
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Good afternoon everyone! I made this card for the LOVELY HAENGLAR ONLY Challenge #11 Punched Out. We are to use punches or dies to create our cards. My first attempt ended up in the wastebasket. I'm not entirely pleased with this card either, but it will have to do!!!!
I used MS, T.Holtz and Nellie Snellen, as well as Spellbinders Nesties punches/dies.
I also made the flower with retro flower punches. I used Bo Bunny papers and I colored my image with copics.
I hope you are having a fabulous day. We enjoyed a beautiful fall day in Wisconsin. Now I'm going to spend some time and visit your blogs to view all of your works of art. I don't have to work tonight...my weekend starts today!
Thank you for visiting my blog. Hugs!