Monday, May 27, 2013

Imagine the unimaginable

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On Mother’s Day, Zoe of Make it Crafty gave the Facebook group this wonderful digital image. Her name is Lilli Faye and she will be available in the store soon. I had some time today so wanted to color her up. Now let me tell you, several times I about started over but decided no, keep going. I wanted to try the sheer coloring that I haven’t done before and although it is not perfect I kept moving forward. I decided when I started her wings (the last part) that I liked how she was turning out. So glad I kept going forward. I am really happy with the outcome too. Here she is all finished and mounted on a card.

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I’m not one to deviate from the norm but I am glad that I did with this one. As I was coloring her I thought I will probably try her again but do a different skin color …. hmmm, wonder what color.

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I printed her on to Make it Crafty Blending Card and colored her with the following Copics:

  • Skin – E11, E00, E000, B66, B63
  • Clothes, hair and wings – B69, B66, B63, B60, YR23

I added some Tim Holtz Rock Candy glitter to the insides of each wing for a little glamour. For the ribbon on the side I used Make it Crafty Fancy Ribbon Sliders and Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dauber – Pearl. The papers are by Papermania – Burleigh collection.

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I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and visiting, have a great week.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

On a roll

I would like to say that I am catching up with my scrapbooking but that wouldn’t be the truth but I did manage to get three pages done yesterday Smile.

This page is one of my granddaughters, who by the way is now five (gulp), when she was about 1 month old.

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The main piece in this project is Spellbinders Parisian Accents dies. I used the long die strip and the corner pieces to make the frame around the picture and then the circle for the smaller pictures. I also used Spellbinders Standard Circles Small to cut out the small pictures.

This is a close up of the frame around the picture.

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And also the small picture frame.

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Do you scrapbook and use your Spellbinders dies on your pages? I love doing this because it gives the pages such elegance.

More than one fold

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It’s midway into our More Than One Fold challenge at Totally Tilda. Our wonderful sponsor this time is

The Ribbon Girl

Prize on offer from The Ribbon Girl

is a £10 voucher to spend in store..

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I was looking for patterns out in blogland and ran across Tara’s Craft Studio on Pinterest where there was a card like mine above. I loved the look of it but couldn’t find instructions for it. After I looked at it a little more I decided I could calculate the measurements, I did and it turned out fantastic!

This is the card opened.

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I colored Tilda with the following Copics:

  • Skin – E11, E00, E000, R12
  • Clothes & Cake – B97, B95, B93, B91, R85, R83, R81, E43, E42, YR21
  • Hair – E27, E25, E23, E21

I would like to participate in the following challenges

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Meet Peyton Myles

Today I would like to introduce you to my newest grandson, Peyton. Peyton was born on May14th and I had the privilege of being there when he came into the world.


I am trying to find the time to scrapbook more as my grandkids are growing by leaps and bounds. I hate to admit it but I am very, very far behind.

I made a page today, Peyton’s first page of his album.

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It’s always hard for me to do a boy scrapbook page but I like the way this one turned out. I am trying to do more with my card making supplies on my scrapbook pages and it is so fun! I love it!!

I used Cog Works and Steampunk Hearts chippies from Make it Crafty as my accent pieces. I colored them with Tim Holtz Distress Paints – Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Chipped Sapphire, and Pearl. After I applied the Vintage Photo I daubed the other colors on and wiped them down before they dried to give it that smudged look. I also inked the edges of the papers, photos and ribbons with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo. The It’s a Boy ribbon was white so I covered it with Antique Linen. I cut out his name using the Mistral font on my Silhouette Cameo.

Here is a close up of the chippies … so fun to work with!

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Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

We Rock

I made this door hanger for work. The department I work in has an employee recognition program called 'You Rock' so I thought the Rocker Chick image would be perfect for this.

001I took a piece of chipboard 6 x 12 and layered it with several pieces of coordinating paper. I created a pocket to hold the recognition slips and cut We Rock using my Silhouette Cameo. It is a simple, quick project that could be used for many things.

Here is a close up of Rocker Chick.


Make it Crafty products

Rocker Chick Digi Stamp

Blending Card

Other products


Silhouette Cameo

DCWV Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

More than one fold at Totally Tilda

Today starts a new challenge at Totally Tilda. We want to see Tilda on a card or project where you have used more than one fold.

Our sponsor this time is

The Ribbon Girl

Prize on offer from The Ribbon Girl

is a £10 voucher to spend in store.

Thank you so much for your sponsorship.

For my card I chose to do a diamond fold card. I found a wonderful tutorial on creating this here.

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For my image I chose Tilda as a clown. I colored Tilda with Copics and added pop dots behind her to give her some dimension.

  • Skin – E11, E00, E000, R12
  • Clothes – R85, R83, R81, E51
  • Shoes & Hair – N8, N6, N5, N4

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The mat that Tilda is on and the one on the inside is made using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ornate Artisan Accents. Flowers are from Wild Orchid. The sentiment is stamped with Archival Ink – Magenta Hue.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Happiness is a butterfly

Today I would like to show you the shadow box frame that I put together. I love these chipboard kits as they give me the opportunity to explore a creative side that is sometimes hidden.

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I used a the new distress paint to paint the chipboard black. For the background I used glitter and applied it while the distress paint was still wet. It didn't turn out the way I had imagined but it looks good. Of course, the photograph doesn't show the true beauty .... need lots of practice there :)

This is a side profile of the butterflies. I took green floral wire and colored it black and then glued it to the background so the butterflies are of differing heights. It is hard to see this in the photograph.

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For the sentiment, I took different colors of the distress paint and daubed them on the stamp and then stamped. I like the variety of colors throughout the sentiment.

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Make it Crafty products

Shadow Box Square Frame Kit

Antique Rectangular Frame

Butterfly Leaves

Mini Butterflies

Other products

Tim Holtz Rock Candy glitter

Tim Holtz Distress paints


Thanks for stopping by and visiting and I hope that I have inspired you.

Monday, May 13, 2013

So Excited

I wanted to share some exciting news with my blogland buddies.

I found awhile back that Spellbinders was having a design team call. If you have been to my blog you know that I use Spellbinders on just about every project I make. Well, I decided to take a stab and enter the call.

Guess what? I made it through the first round! Can you imagine how excited I was when I received the notification?? Oh my, I was ecstatic and I still am.  I still have two rounds to make to go but even if I don’t make it, to be selected from all of the fantastic designers out there is a privilege and something I will always remember!

If you didn’t see it here is the link to the original blog post made by Spellbinders.

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Midway at Totally Tilda

We are midway through our Pink Princess Tilda at Totally Tilda.

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For my card I chose to use Tilda in Cotton Dress from the new Once Upon a Time collection. I love seeing all of the beautiful shaped cards and decided to make one of my own. I chose the A2 Bracket Borders One from Spellbinders to make my edges and really like the way it turned out, I will definitely be doing this again. The mat that Tilda is on is Spellbinders Floral Ovals. I then cut Tilda using Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large. I inked up the edges and the sides using Tim Holtz brushed corduroy. I added a bow and added flowers from Wild Orchid.

Here are a couple of close ups of the flowers and the border

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I stamped Tilda onto Make it Crafty blending card with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with Copics.

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  • Skin – Ell, E00, E000, R12, R11
  • Hair – E35, YR21, Y32
  • Dress – R22, R20, R00
  • Crown – Pilot Gold marker

We are sponsored by the lovely Nikki from Bunny-Zoe crafts

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And the Prize is;

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all of the lovely creations and join us at Totally Tilda’s Pink Princess Tilda challenge … see you there.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Cute Color Girls at Make it Crafty


An adorable new collection is available at Make it Crafty. This collection is called Cute Colour Girls and let me tell you they are a joy to color! You can purchase them individually or purchase the entire collection. Hop on over at take a look here.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Pink Princess at Totally Tilda

It’s time for a new challenge at Totally Tilda and the theme this time is to use a Tilda that has a crown or a tiara with a predominantly pink scheme.

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For mine I used Princess Tilda in ballet shoes from the new Once Upon a Time collection. My papers are from the Basic Grey Kissing Booth collection. I matted Tilda using JustRight Vintage Labels 2. I also used the JustRight Live, Love, Laugh Vintage Labels 2 stamp set with Archival Magenta Hue ink.

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I stamped Tilda onto Make it Crafty blending card with memento ink and colored her with the following Copics:

  • Skin – E11, E00, E000, R12
  • Clothes – R85, R83, R81
  • Hair – N8, N6, N5, N4
  • Crown – Gold Spica, R85

Our wonderful sponsor this challenge at Totally Tilda is the lovely Nikki from Bunny-Zoe crafts

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And the Prize is

Thanks for stopping by and visiting and don’t forget to come on over to Totally Tilda and enter your Pink Princess.

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