Sunday, March 31, 2013

Round and round we go

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Today is the midway point at Totally Tilda for our shaped cards challenge and I am back with another circle shaped card.

We are very proud to be sponsored by The Ribbon Girl

It is so quick to make these using the We-R Mini 8 punches. For this one I used the Scallop punch and made another easel card.

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For my image I chose Tilda with Love Cake from the With Love 2013 collection. I stamped her onto Make it Crafty blending card with Memento Desert Sand ink. I used Spellbinders Grand Circles for the DP and the Circle Flourish Frame chipboard from Make It Crafty around the sentiment and the image. To make the frames gold I used Adirondack Metallic paint daubers in gold. I also inked the edges of the DP, card base and a piece of brown and then cut out with the McGill pine punch . The flowers used are from Wild Orchid.

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I used the following Copics to color Tilda.

  • Skin – E11, E00, E000, R12
  • Hair and shoes – E35, E33, E31
  • Clothes and hat – E53, E51, E50, R27, R24, R22, R20

A close up of the sentiment.

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Thanks for stopping by and visiting. Have a great day!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring is Here blog hop

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We are having a blog hop at Make it Crafty and our theme is Spring is Here!! As I write this, in Missouri the sun is shining and it is in the mid 50’s. The 9” of snow that fell on Sunday is now just a memory … and hopefully no more will fall.

Below is a list of all of us playing along this time so be sure to hop on over to their blogs too. Be sure to leave a comment as one person will receive a surprise digi from Make it Crafty.


Steph – that’s me




For my card I chose the lovely Summer Dreams digital stamp. I think she is perfect for spring and day-dreaming. Don’t you agree?

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I went for a CAS card this time as I really wanted the focus to be on the image and I just love these papers from Stampin’ Up and didn’t want to cover them up completely. I added a chipboard accent – Antique Swirl frame colored up with Tim Holtz Picket Fence. The mat is Spellbinders Labels 29 and inked up with Archival Viridian.

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I printed Summer onto Make it Crafty blending card and colored her with Copics – E11, E00, E000, R12, BG23, BG11, BG10, YR27, YR23, YR20, E37, E35, E33, E51

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Monster Love

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This week at Little Miss Muffet challenge blog we are showing you some inspiration. I chose to use Monster Love. I colored my image with Copics and used the blender to make the coloring look like fur.

Be sure to hop on over to Little Miss Muffet for tons more inspiration!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lots of Layers at Make it Crafty

Each week at Make it Crafty we have an inspiration and this week it is my turn. My choice was lots of layers. I love working with layers, it allows me to use several different papers of the same type but with different patterns. It is so fun!
For my inspiration I may have went a little overboard with all of the layers but I really like it so I guess for me it isn't overboard.
I used four different designer papers for this and three colors of solid cardstock. I cut them in a variety of shapes. Have you ever tried just cutting different size squares and rectangles? Even though dies are great using different size shapes works wonderful and it is very quick! I use measurements such as 1/4", 1/8" and 3/8" depending on how much of the other paper I want to show.
I hope that I have inspired you to layer it up!
Make it Crafty supplies
Other supplies
Copics - E11, E00, E000, R12, R85, R83, R81, N8, N6, N5, N4, E37, E35, E33, E53, B14
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I am entering this in the following challenges:

Shaped cards at Totally Tilda

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Our newest challenge at Totally Tilda is to make a shaped card. This can include any shape except square or rectangle.

This time we are very lucky to be sponsored by the lovely The Ribbon Girl.
If you haven't been over to the Ribbon Girl shop you should go and have a peek at all the lovely goodies for sale over there .... everything is so yummy !!

Here is my card.

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I chose to make an easel card using We-R Mini 8 punch – Flourish. I also used Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Spellbinders Grand Circles and Grand Decorative Circles. I added a pearl string and flowers from Wild Orchid. The sentiment and frame is from Make it Crafty. Have you tried Zoe’s chipboard?? Love this stuff!!

Here are a couple of close ups of the card.

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I stamped Tilda with little pocket onto Make it Crafty blending card using Memento Desert Sand and colored her with the following Copics:

  • Skin – E11, E00, E000, R12, R11
  • Clothes and flowers – G82, YR14, YR12, G46, G43
  • Hair – E57, E25, E23
  • Shoes – T6, T5, T4

And a close up of the chipboard frame and sentiment. For the frame I used Tim Holtz Picket Fence distress paint and then airbrushed with YR14. Since the distress paint was still a little wet it gave this mottled appearance when it dried. I like the way it turned out.

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I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy Easter

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It’s time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet challenge blog. This time we want to see your Easter, pastel creation.

For my card I chose to use the adorable Lil’ Bunny. I just love these new stamps in the Swings and Slides collection. They all look so happy and I love coloring them.

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I used the following supplies to create my card:

Why not hop on over to Little Miss Muffet stamps and check out all of the lovelies that are available. Great combination of digital and rubber stamps!! Hope to see you at the challenge with you Easter creation!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring oh Spring where are you?

Strange title I know but on Friday it was 75 degrees and today when I woke up it was snowing and my car is actually covered with snow …. I’m ready for spring!

This is my midway card for Totally Tilda. Our challenge this time is to use Tilda and have at least one egg on our project.

We are very lucky to be sponsored by the lovely Nikki from Bunny-Zoe crafts
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And the Prize is

Thank you so much for your generous prize..XX

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This is Hello Tilda. I used a Mini 8 punch – Celtic for the large yellow mat and then Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles 1, a paper doily colored with Archival Ink - Pale Ochre and then Spellbinders Standard Circles Large – lots of layers! The yellow flowers are from Wild Orchid, I can’t remember where the others came from. The green is a McGill pine punch.

This card is available for purchase in my Etsy shop here if interested.

I stamped Tilda on to Make it Crafty blending card (my most favorite paper and I have tried them all!!!) with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored her with the following Copics:

  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, R12
  • Egg – E43, E42, E41, E40
  • Dress and flowers – Y15, Y13, Y11, YG17
  • Hair – E35, E33, E53

It’s been awhile since entering any challenges so I think I am going to play along this week. As always, thanks Feline Playful for doing such a fantastic job of tracking and updating us on all of the challenges, I would be lost without you!!

OK, I think that is enough to play in. I try to keep it to about 5 or so since there are so many but there are definitely a ton fitting the theme of Easter out there. Be sure to come play along with us at Totally Tilda but remember we want to see a Tilda image with at least one egg! Have a great week!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Time for hop with Make it Crafty and Tiddly Inks

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Yes, you heard right …. an amazing joint blog hop showing a barrage of images from Tiddly Inks and awesome backgrounds from Make it Crafty!!

Today is day 2 of the hop and I am ecstatic to be here to share my creation with you. For all of the deets of the hop by sure to check it out at There are some surprises along the way so you will definitely want to go there first and check it out and then come back here …. you never know, you might be looking for something on my blog Smile.

For my card I used Tiddly Inks be my mummy and Tiddly Inks Young Cleopatra as well as Make it Crafty Hieroglyphic Wall. I also used one of the fantastic chippies from Make it Crafty. And if you follow my blog you know that these chippies are a favorite of mine, so versatile and lovely!

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I printed my merged images onto Make It Crafty blending card and colored it all with the following Copics:

  • Skin – E02, E00, E000, R11
  • Hair – N8, N6, N5, N4, Spica Set A
  • Clothes and wraps – E43, E42, E41, E40
  • Wall – W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, B000, N6, E35, B23, E31, R14, Y15, Gold

So happy that you stopped by to say hi and don’t forget, use the link above to go to the main page and check out all of the details.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

So Sweet

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Today at Little Miss Muffet Stamps we are showing some of the recent release. This is Carob and she is available in digital format. Isn’t she adorable? I love the wink that she has and her hairstyle is so chic!

The papers are from my stash and fits perfectly with her holding that lush cupcake. I printed her onto Make it Crafty blending card and colored her with Copics.  I added a bottle cap with a stamped sentment to the corner and make a bow using Becca’s Peg Bow maker.

Thanks for stopping by and hope that will will hop on over to Little Miss Muffet challenge blog and take a peek at all of the wonderful projects.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Weekly Inspiration at Make it Crafty

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At Make it Crafty it is my team’s turn to host the weekly inspiration of Clean And Simple. As well as CAS we also have the option to use grey's with one other color and that is what I did.

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This was a fun challenge for me as I have never colored skin in grey's before but all in all I am happy with how it turned out. I had more trouble with the clean and simple than the coloring. Why not give it a go.


C9, C8, C7, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, Co

R85, R83, R81

MiC products


Ornate Corners

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It’s All about an Egg

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That is our challenge theme this time at Totally Tilda. We want to see your creations featuring Tilda and an Egg meaning you have to use Tilda and there must be an egg visible on your project whether it be part of the stamp or an embellishment.
This time we are very lucky as we are sponsored by the lovely Nikki from Bunny-Zoe crafts
And the Prize is;
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My creation uses one of the new images from the Easter 2013 collection, Tilda with Egg and Chicken.
This card is for sale in my Etsy shop –> here and ready for shipping if interested.
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I used the pastel color palette and the paper from Docrafts Lucy Cromwell collection. I also used an Antique Rectangular chipboard frame from Make it Crafty. I am so hooked on these chipboard items. They add such elegance to any project and as you can see here they are perfect size for Tilda! I made the bow using Becca’s Peg Bow Maker.
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I colored the frame with Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dauber – Pearl, one coat. To mat and still display the beautiful frame I traced around the frame onto the paper and then cut it out to size. I then attached using Scraperfect Best Glue Ever.
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For Tilda I stamped her onto Make it Crafty blending card with Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black.
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The tulips are from Wild Orchid crafts and the others are from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting and will see you over at Totally Tilda for our Easter Egg challenge. Enjoy!

I also wanted to let you all know that I read each comment that is left. I cannot always reply and thank you for such kind words as the emails come across as noreply. I did recently find an article that changes this setting and have done so on my account. If you are interested here is a link to the article --> 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Angelica Praying

Today I would like to show you a project I made using a host of Make it Crafty products. When I first saw Angelica Praying I feel in love with her, Angels have a special place in my heart. Even though she is part of a Christmas collection I wanted to show you that she can be used for everyday. Isn't she gorgeous?

Angelica Praying fullAlong with Angelica I also wanted to show you some of the wonderful new chipboard flourishes, another favorite of mine. These are called heart flourishes and can be used on any project, they are so elegant. I colored them first with white acrylic paint to seal the chipboard and then used Copic Spicas in Gold and Pink. These are gorgeous and so fun to work with.. I love getting packages full of these and even though they are delicate they are very strong, I am definitely hooked!!

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This one here is the Antique Swirl frame and is a perfect addition to the Heart Flourishes. My sentiment is computer generated. To add this to the frame I traced around the outside and then cut it out, perfect fit!

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I took an 8 x 10 frame that I had and placed Angelica behind a piece of cardstock to mat her. I positioned the chipboard at the top and bottom, cutting the top one in half, I just couldn't hide any of it, it is too pretty. I also added a couple to each side. I colored the gems with Copics to match.

Frame finished

Make it Crafty Products

Antique Swirl Frame

Heart Flourishes

Angelica Praying - Christmas Angel collection

Blending Card

Other Products


Skin - E11, E00, E000, R11

Dress - R85, R83, R81, Gold Spica

Hair - E57, E25, E23

Wings - E43, E42, E41, E40, Gold Spica

I really enjoyed using these products and I know you will too!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

All about a boy

Today starts a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet challenge blog and our challenge is to make a card for a boy and what better way than with Cool Chester!

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Doesn’t he make the perfect boy card? I think he does!

Thanks for stopping by today and come on over and join us with your boy creation!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Perfectly lovely

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That is what this card is titled. When I first got this Tilda stamp I thought she was ‘rockin’ and my first thoughts were …. you got it going on. What I think of when I see her is music playing in the background and her as a mom who is working around the house. That made me think how often to we thank mom, or others, for all they do for others so I think this card is a perfect gift for some lovely person.

This card is available in my Etsy shop here if interested.

It’s midway over at Totally Tilda for our dots and stripes challenge. I am still playing with no lines coloring and liking it so much. I just love the three dimensional look that it achieves when the lines are light.

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This time we are very lucky as we are sponsored by

The pretty little ribbon

This month at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop we have tons of new products for you - Gorgeous wrinkle edge sheer ribbon in a fabulous selection of colours, velvet ribbons, more cotton lace, grosgrain ribbons as well as Distress inks and lots of beautiful embellishments for all of your crafting needs.  Our sale continues HERE with many items further reduced for clearance so do grab a bargain while you can.  Free delivery on all UK orders over £25 (equivalent discount for International customers)

The prize is our bumper selection of satin ribbons.- as seen here in the photo

Please pop over and have a look at all the lovely goodies over at the

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

Thanks for sponsoring us !! xx


A close up of Tilda stamped onto Make it Crafty Blending card with Memento Desert Sand and colored with copics.

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Thanks for stopping by and visiting and be sure to come on over to Totally Tilda and play along with us!

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