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January 2010

Tilda with Flowers - Fun to colour!

I made this Tilda with Hearts as another Valentine for my daughter to give to her teachers but I sold them before we had the chance to give them away.....very cool for me..not so cool for my daughter.  So I will be making more of these cutie pies!  My little sewing machine was feeling left out it was time to get my little machine out...after dusting her off...and I mean dusting her off, I sewed around the edges, by the way this isn't one of my strongest attributes but non the less I got the job done.  I coloured with my Copic's on this one again...the pearls were originally white as were the flowers, I air brushed them to match the cardstock and paper.  The base of this card is a Lilac, with some blue & yellow for contrast.  Tilda is popped up on the mattes & so is the sentiment.  I also used a bit of white gel pen on the shoe laces, cheeks and buttons.

Tilda with Flowers Croped 2

 Hair - YR21, YR23 & E 34

Skin Tones - E00, E01, E11, E21 & R20 for Cheeks

Shirt & Socks - BV00, BV02 & BV11

Overalls & Shoes - B91, B97 & B95

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 Hope you enjoy today's card, thanks for stopping by!




Tilda with Hearts - Non Traditional Valentine's Card

So Valentine's is not one of my favourite days, I just think it is so commercial now.  However, my daughter loves to give her teachers little cards so Momma always tries to come through for her.  This year I thought rather than make something that was all red with hearts I would go completely non-traditional....there are still hearts though...just not all the red! 

I had the little sun buttons in my stash.  My daughter always has a smile on her face...just as bright as the sun....well all except when she doesn't get her own way of course...LOL.  The flower is from the SU Pretties kit, I just air brushed them with the hair & clothing colours for co-ordination.  The cardstock is SU Blush Blossom and the patterned paper is misc.  I added some dazzling diamonds to the wings and the bottom of the dress for bling to match the button.  I did a bit of distressing around the edges of the DSP & cardstock as well & air brushed them just a bit.

Tilda with Hearts Image 1

I coloured Tilda with Hearts using my are the colour combo's I used:

Hair - E25, Y21 & Y32

Clothing - R30, R32 & RV21

Skin Tones - E000, E01, E00, E11 & E21 with R20 for cheeks

Tilda with Hearts Image 2

Thanks for stoppin' by....see you again soon!




Beach Tilda - More fun colouring~~

Well it just feels like ages since I posted last...actually it was only a couple of days ago but it still feels like forever.  Life just gets so busy sometimes and chores just don't seem to get done by themselves...anyway I found a few minutes here and there to colour Beach Tilda..with my Copic's of course.  I just seem to be on a bright colour roll these days, I think somewhere inside I'm saying...I wish winter was done already...I'm not much of a snow bunny although I'm born and raised in Ontario...I still don't like the cold.  I dream for spring so I can play in my garden and see all the new life it brings each with that in mind here is my card for today!

Beach Tilda

I ran into a couple of little snags with this colour combination..I didn't have flowers to match...I didn't have brads to match nor did I have ribbon that was even remotely close to what I in keeping with my resolution for the year..."Use what you have"...I found these fabric coloured brads in my storage cupboard of goodies and I died them to match with my compressor, I did the same thing with flowers and ribbon.  Now I must say none of these items were white to start with although that is my preference, it just makes life easier, the ribbon was cream, the flowers were this horrible yellowy green colour (I know there are green but they are a nicer green, and they match) finally the brads were fabric, striped no less (3 tones).  Oops I almost forgot, after I changed the colour of the bradsI sprayed them with adhesive and dipped them in dazzling diamonds for a little bit of lustre.  So this is just my way of finding something that likely would have went to the trash and using it some how.

Hope you like today's card....thanks for stopping by!




Picnic Parade - Colouring just for fun!

Hi All:

This is a little card I put together for the SUDSOL Colour Challenge this week SDC76.  The colour's we were required to use were Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip & Kraft.  I pulled out my Watercolour Wonder Crayons...and dusted them off....I almost forgot where I put them.  I used my Blender Pen and the WCWC to colour this entire image.  I used Picnic Parade a Level 2 Set from the Occasions Mini.  This card has no sparkle on it...strange for me...just one little bow with some brads because I would like to send it off to a "man".  Hopefully it's not too girly!  Let me know if you think it is! 


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Have a wonderful weekend!



Tilda with a Bee - Just Bee Cause'

Well in order to keep with my New Year's resolution...of using up the things that I are a couple of cards using Tilda with a Bee.  The cardsock is SU Bermuda Bay..I'm just lovin' this In Colour...the patterned is some misc. paper just hangin' around.  The ribbon is SU Orignals "Valet", I added a little flower with a jewel to soften the look a little.  I have had a drawer full of flock forever so I used some black on the bee.  It's difficult to see in the pic but I added Dazzling Diamonds to the wings and antena.  I used a black pen to draw in the fake wall for her to sit on & popped her up on dimensional's.  I coloured with my Copic's and did a bit of air brushing around the edges of the frame.

Tilda with a Bee Modified

Tilda with a Bee Close Up 

My SU order arrived I'm off to play with Picnic Parade and this week's Sudsol Colour Challenge of Kraft, Mellow Moss & Chocolate Chip...colours right up my alley!

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Messages for Mom - Faux Panel Technique

Well this is my last post for the Faux Panel Technique.  I used Messages for Mom from the new Occasions Mini for this card.  There are so many ways to do this technique...changing the size of the strips could be the first thing.  I ran the butterfly through my Xyron to create a sticker and then dipped it in Dazzling Diamonds for the total glitter effect, it looks very pretty in the real.  It really helps to keep the glitter in place if you burnish it.  Burnishing is simply taking your finger and rubbing it over the image until you feel the glitter is stuck in place.  I have used Stampin' Up! Almost Amethyst with Mellow Moss for the cardstock and Almost Amethyst DSP.  The image is coloured with Copic's but again you can use whatever you have on hand.  I have air brushed around the image and the sentiment tag but a stipple brush or sea sponge would be just a lovely.  I distressed the panels around the Mellow Moss with a distress ink.  Again use the ink you have on hand..just a note if you are using a water base ink pad add a small amount at a time continue to add more ink until you have the desired look.  I have added a couple of misc. rhinestones to finish off my card.

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Hope you enjoy today's card & thanks so much for visiting my blog.



Totally Tess & Well Scripted- Faux Panel Technique

Here is another card using the Faux Panel Technique...only one more coming this week I promise.  I have a class next weekend and wanted to offer the ladies a variety of looks with this technique although we will only do three.  I used Totally Tess & Well Scripted from the Occasions Mini.  I have stamped Tess footless for this card to have the focus on her hand, although I have covered that up too with the sentiment and a flower.  I think you understand what I mean...I want a person viewing the card to look up not down.  I coloured Tess with my Copic's, other colouring mediums would work just as well.  The misc. pearls were air brushed, they were white to start with...again I like things to match.  The ribbon is Stampin' Up!'s Polka Dot Grosgrain in Soft Suede, the cardstock is Dusty Durango & Soft Suede and finally the patterned paper is Stampin' Up! DSP Razzleberry Lemonade.

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Hope you enjoy today's post!




Garden from the Heart - Faux Panel Card Technique

This is another Faux Panel Technique Card.  I used Stampin' Up!'s new set from the Occasions Mini Catalogue Garden from the Heart.  I coloured the hat with Copic's & added a little bit of glitter for some WOW factor.  The butterfly is a misc. brad from the ever lasting pile of stuff.  The ribbon is SU Chocolate Chip Polytwill & the punch is the SU Eyelet.   The cardstock is SU Chocolate Chip & Pretty in Pink, the patterned paper is from SU's DSP Bella Rose.

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Hope you enjoy today's post.



Grillafella - Faux Panel Card Technique

It's a new year & I'm sure that I am no different than many other people who make resolutions.  This year I'm trying to stick to at least one and that is to use some of the things I have just hangin' around.  I'm always afraid to part with something if I only have one of it, even if I have two it's hard...just in case I can't get it ever again...well this year it's going to be a new me.  You are probably wondering why is she going on like this...well let me tell you.  Bella BBQ EditThe twill that I have used on this card was one of my very first ribbon purchases over 8 years ago...I wouldn't use it because #1 where in the world was I ever going to find twill with footprints again & #2 I only had 3 yards so I therefore could not possibly part with even 1" of it.  Well that was the old me...this is the new me using my twill.  I coloured my Grillafella with Copics...oh at least 2 months ago...but I was waiting for the right idea to strike before I put him together.  The Faux Panel Technique works beautifully for this card...or at least I think it does.  I have added some Old Paper Distress Ink to the edging as well.  The twill is tied between to extra large eyelets from Stampin' Up!.  The patterned paper is Nouveau Chic also from Stampin' Up!  The cardstock is SU Baja Breeze along with Sage Shadow.

Hope I didn't bore you too much with my story...have a wonderful day!



Faux Paneling Card Technique

Magnolia Lamb Copy 2I'm back today with another Faux Paneling card.  I'm brushing up on my technique for a class and having fun with this one all at the same time.  My little girl is coloured with Copics & again I used my air brush system to add some colour to the white cardstock.  You don't need an air brush system you can always use a sponge or dauber it will work just as well.  The girl is popped up, although it is difficult to see in the photo. 

I couldn't resist the urge today to add ribbon...

Thanks for stoppin' by.