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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Toot Toot.....LOTV Design Collective Card

Good day everyone,

I have a card to share with today that I have created 
for Lili of the Valley Design Collective 


I went along with a Vintage look, so I used papers from Tim Holtz
 8x8 paper pad called Menagerie  the stamps were also cut out from the paper.
 Card shape is Go Kreate Frilly #10


Love this image its called Toot Toot, perfect for a vintage look 
and colored with copics
W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00


Dies used are Spellbinders Sprightly and Memory box Mini Gears.  I used Kraft cardstock for the die cuts, heat embossed with Distress Pumice stone powder, inked with Vintage photo and Walnut Stain inks.  and then I used Brass and Gunmetal Metallic rub-ons.


I added a clock charm with a chain and the Camera is from Maya Road


Sentiment is LOTV  from Sentiments to fit scroll

Entering my card
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Shaped cards
Craft for Eternity - Anything goes
Vintage Challenge - Old memories

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Care for some coffee?....

Happy Monday everyone,

My first DT creation for our midway reminder at All About Magnolia,
 this is our first challenge and you still have 14 days to enter.  Our theme is 

Anything Goes


My papers are Maja design, Coffee in the Arbour along with some Kraft cardstock.  
I distressed the edges of the papers and added some stitching for a Shabby chic look.  
Also have a doily, cheesecloth and some lace.


This little cutie is called is called Kitchen Tilda and she is perfect for my card theme.
I did some paper piecing on her apron to match the die cut apron 
from the Doohickey club #2.  The utensils are buttons which I snipped off
 the back loop part and tucked the in the pocket.

Copics
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E49, E59, E57, E53, E51
Shoes: E47, E43, E42, E41
Clothes: BV13, BV02, BV20


Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, I added some flower sprays and the zipper pull is
 Prima Junkyard findings .


The diecut used around the image is Marianne's Oval Frame, 
I also inked with Chipped sapphire and vintage photo distress inks, 
then used some white Gesso to tone it all down, 
I love the white wash effect it does around the image.


Entering my card
Totally Tilda & Friends - Tea, Coffee
Inky Chicks - Stitching
Midweek Magnolia - Metal Real or Faux
Time for a Magnolia Challenge - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Paradise of Magnolia - Lots of flowers

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week
Louise

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A little Rosé anyone?....

Good day everyone,

It's been a little while since my last post, I've been busy on the farm,
 we produce Maple syrup and it was the season.

Today I have a card to share with you for our new challenge at Simply Magnolia,
it's an easy one our theme for this challenge is  

Anything Goes


For my DT creation, I made a Wine bottle tag. 
I used Kraft cardstock along with papers from Maja design design Walking in the forest.

My image is Time to drink champagne Edwin, and colored with copics
I added some white frantrage around the image and some glossy accent
to my glasses of Rosé sparkling wine.

Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair/ bow/ boots : W9, W7, W5, W3
Wine: E04
Cloth: E19, E09, E08, E04
Suit: E89, E87, E84, E81
Shirt: W1, W00


A little mix and match with the flower arrangement, 
corkscrew and cork is from Button Galore,
 I just snip the button loop on the back and apply with hot glue


I also like the idea that my little tag opens up and I can write a greeting on the inside


The dies used for my image are Sizzix Tim Holtz Baroque and Mini Baroque 


Entering my tag
Craft your Passion - Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenge - Use Kraft
Moving along with times - Anything but a square card
Sweet stamping - anything but a card
Lovely hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Sparkle
Magnolia Forever - Butterflies
IAR Challenge - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy - Frame it

Here`s a look of our sugar bush and our helpers lol


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Exciting news to share....

I have some exciting news to share with you today

Lili of the Valley were looking for designers for their New Design Collective Team
So I applied and last Friday received the fabulous news that
I've been chosen to be part of the LOTV Design Collective Team




I'm so excited and happy to be part of this fabulous Team
and working with so many talented crafters
LOTV has such beautiful stamps and papers, so looking forward to getting started

Have a great day everyone
Louise





Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Add a Charm at Paradise of Stamps and a new DT Position

Good day everyone,

A new DT position to share with you today , a while back Laurigami asked me if would be interested in joining the team for Paradise of Stamps challenge blog, I could not resist.  I was very happy and pleased to accept.

The theme is  ''with a charm'' and you have 2 weeks for the challenge.


My papers are Pion Shoreline Treasures which I distressed and inked the edges to add a vintage feel
I also added some cheesecloth, twine and of course a charm


For my image I used 2 stamps from the Penny Black Ahoy set and masked them together.
Would you believe I have had this set for over a year and never inked them yet.

Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E49, E57, E55, E53, E51
Blue: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, W3
Red: E19, E08, R21, W3
White: W5, W3, W1, W00
Shoes/Boat : E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
Black shoes: W7, W5, W3


Dies cuts are Magnolia Doohickey club #1, 
for the anchor, I heat embossed some black soot distress powder 
and then inked with some vintage photo distress ink.  
I also added some white Gesso to my embellishments. 
The boat steering wheel is also a charm.


I also added some clear drop beads in the corners



Entering my card in the following challenges
Vintage Challenge - Use beads or pearls
Crafty Calendar - Add some metal 
Whimsy Stamps challenge  - Use a die cut
Craft your passion - Anything goes
The Sketchy challenge - Theme 1-2-3 (1 anchor/2 images/3 sets of 3 clear drop  beads)
Simply Create too - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - lots of layers

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise

Saturday, March 28, 2015

An Easter hunt with Gingerbread Tilda

Good day everyone

A new challenge starting today at Tilda's Town, our theme is "Use your stash"


I poked around in my stash and found papers from Prima called Song Bird, 
I really like the soft pastel colors from this pad.  
I used Go Kreate Frilly die #7 for the shape


I used Gingerbread Tilda and masked the spring fence from 
the Hoppy Easter collection.
Images are colored with copics, 

Skin: E13, e11, e00, e000, r20
Hair: E57, E55, E53, E51
Pink: R02, R01, R00, E42
Pants: BG99, BG86, BG93, BG90, E42
Boots: E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
Basket: E39, E33, E31
Yellow: Y26, Y21
Green: YG67, YG63, YG21


Use Chicken in egg, coloed with copics and added some crackle accents to the egg
Fence is from Dookickey club die #3


Basket is from Doohickey club die #3, 
I used Mini eggs also added some crackle accents
I filled the basket with white feathers and natural raffia.


Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, and I added some Gesso,
Also used more dies from the Doohickey Club die #3 set


A side view


And another

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Entering my card
Time for a Magnolia Challenge - Spring is in the air
Deep Ocean - Easter/Spring
Stamp and Create - Is it Spring yet

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Time to Celebrate........

Good day everyone!

My card today is for our new challenge over at Simply Magnolia
we want to see some embossing on your creations


For my DT card I used both Heat embossing and dry embossing.  My papers are Maja Design called Coffee in the arbour.  For the dry embossing, I used my Happy Birthday folder from Cuttlebug along with some silver foil paper.  I them applied some black paint, white paint and some Chipped Sapphire distress ink.  To get the acquired look you need to apply the paint and sponge some off before it dries, I also did some sanding to the surface to antique it to achieve a vintage look.


I created this card for my sister, we will be celebrating her birthday on April 6th, so I went along with a party theme for her.  I paired Elephant Show Tilda with Time to Drink Champagne Edwin and added Tilda`s table.  I heat embossed some Fran-tage in Chunky white and silver.


Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Tilda`s hair ; E57, E55, E51
Edwin`s hair / Table : E49, E57, E35, E53, E51
Blue: BV04, BV02, B60
White: E81, W00
Black: W7,W5,W3,W1,W00
Yellow: Y21, W00


Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, I added some silver, white and pearl strings and feathers.


The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock
I also created a little frame with some left over foil strips, i rubbed a little powder on it
to create a blackboard look.


Entering my card
Addicted to stamps - Celebration
Indonesia Magnolia - Favorite color combo
ABC Challenge - F for Festive
Loves Rubber Stamps - A touch of metal
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Something yummy to eat or drink (Champagne)
Deep Ocean - Vintage
Crafty Calendar - Add some metal (metal foil)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise