Sunday, August 25, 2013

By the Seaside

It’s time for a new challenge at Totally Tilda and this time we would like to see your creations by the seaside or BBQ.

Our sponsor is the lovely Nikki from Bunny-Zoe crafts
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And the Prize is

For my creation I am using Flip Flop Tilda. She’s a perfect fit for being at the beach.

I am really in to the no lines coloring technique, I think this is my favorite way to color now. It is so cool to see the image really come alive with dimension even though it is a flat image.


I used the following colors to color Tilda

  • Skin – E25, E11, E21, E000, E000, R12
  • Clothes – BG18, BG15, BG13, BG10, G28, E87, E84
  • Hair – E59, E39, E35

I am participating in the following the challenges

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Such a Cool Dude

It's time again for another male card. Like a lot of us, I too struggle with the feeling that the card is plain but I like making male cards with digital images. Why? Because I can enlarge them and make them the focal point. 


See what I mean? This card has absolutely no embellishments, only cardstock and the image. I added pop dots behind the image and also and the matting behind the image. I think that it really pops!


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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Here comes the bride

It’s midway through our Tilda’s Wedding challenge at Totally Tilda.

Our very generous sponsor for this challenge is

Sir Stampalot

The Fantastic Prize is 2 Surprise Magnolia stamps. 

For my card I chose to use Black and White and Wedding Couple B from 2010 Wedding Collection.

The papers are from Little Yellow Bicycle’s Swoon collection. The bow is made using a metallic ribbon and the charm says ‘To Love and To Cherish’.

I colored the couple with Copics:

  • Skin – E25, E11, E21, E00, E000, R12, R11
  • Clothes – G99, G94, E53, E51, E50, N8, N7, N5, N4, N3, E41, E40

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Time for a wedding

It’s time for a new challenge at Totally Tilda and our theme is Tilda’s Wedding.

This time our challenge is very kindly sponsored by
Sir Stampalot

The Fantastic Prize is 2 Surprise Magnolia stamps. 

For my card I used Magnolia’s Bride and Bridesmaid. The base of my card is made with Bazill Cardstock. I used Spellbinders Scallop Hearts behind the image and an MS punch on the side.


I stamped the image onto Make it Colour blending card with Memento Desert Sand and colored the image with Copics.

  • Skin -  E25, E11, E21, E000, R12
  • Clothes and flowers – BG57, BG53, BG10, E51, E50, G000, YG95, YG93
  • Hair – E49, E27, E39, YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Shoes – E53, E51, E50

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and visiting. Come on over to Totally Tilda and check out all of the fab designs and play along with us.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Christmas Bag

It’s Midway through at Totally Tilda for our Christmas Bingo challenge. To enter just create a project using the Bingo Grid below. You can go across, down, diagonally or have a full house.

For this project I used the center row across and down.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is the lovely Nikki from Bunny-Zoe crafts

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And the Prize is

I made a Christmas bag for my creation.


For my chipboard accents and the snowflakes I used a few different shades of Frantage. Here is a close up.

On the back of the bag I added more snowflakes and another chipboard accent.

A close up of Tilda. I stamped her onto blending card with Memento Desert Sand.

  • Skin – E25, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
  • Dress and socks – BG57, BG53, BG10
  • Holly – G28, R29
  • Hair – E27, E37, YR24, YR21

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and visiting and hope that you will come and join us at Totally Tilda.

Friday, August 2, 2013

It’s time for a Tea Party

Welcome to the very special Make it Crafty Tea Party!

It’s time for Make it Crafty to pour a round of drinks at the super special tea party celebrations! Not only are we celebrating the magical release of Alice in Wonderland but Make it Crafty has turned 3! All thanks to YOU, the incredible artists and the amazing Make it Crafty team!

Let’s dance around from chair to chair, sipping a drink, eating a cake, shrinking then growing with excitement as you watch the entertainment unfold before your eyes.

Be careful not to miss the hidden words as you’ll need to collect them along the way and string them all together to form a quote. Simply enter the quote at the end of the hop for a chance to win!

Hopefully you’ve found your way from Nicoletta’s blog, but if you’ve just skipped a chair or two you might want to start back at Zoe’s blog.

My project features Alice and the White Rabbit. You can view all of the characters in this release here.

I wanted to showcase this fabulous image with little distraction so I used a CAS style only adding this adorable chipboard ornate clock and Filigree Ribbon Sliders. I used Gold Frantage on the outside of the clock and the slider. Antique Linen Distress paint was used for the center of the clock.
I printed Alice onto Make it Colour blending card and colored her with the following Copics
  • Skin – E11, E21, E000, R11
  • Hair – E53, E51, E50
  • Dress and Rabbit – B04, B02, B00, B000, C8, C6, C4, C2
Now the fun doesn’t stop here and if you head over to Trudie’s blog she’ll be sure to treat you with a fabulous creation using this new collection.

Should you get lost along the way here is a complete list of the hop

Aeryn's Tutorial 
Store Blog 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

One for the Boys

Today I would like to show you a male card that I made. There are many wonderful images at Make it Crafty that can be used for making male cards. I think we all struggle after working with the lovely female images adding flowers, ribbons, pearls and such so when it comes to a male card they always look so bare. 

There are many ways to make a male card stand out and be just as handsome as the female cards.

For this card I used Gnomer Peter.


I created the card using browns, yellows, oranges and greens. A perfect color combination for a male card.

Here are a few ideas that can be used for male cards

  • Twine - so many colors available but if only white is available it can be colored to any color with inks
  • Buttons - all shapes and sizes add a little bit of decoration
  • Pop dots - adds dimension and gives depth to the creation
  • Brads - A great embellishment, use on male cards as pearls are used on female cards
  • Frantage - Using white or an aged copper gives a distressed look
  • Inks - adding inks to the edges of the papers gives an aged look
  • Distressing - roughing up the edges is a great idea

There are many more embellishments and techniques that can be used to create a male card. I hope that I have given you some inspiration to give it a go.

Make it Crafty Products

Gnomer Peter Digi Stamp

Other Products

Make it Colour Blending Card

Copics - E25, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, N8, E49, E47, E44, E59, E39, E23, YR27, Y38, Y17, YR21, Y28, G29, G24, G12, W1, W0, W00, N9, N7, N5, N3

Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

Maggies are lonely and looking for a new home

I have some Magnolia stamps for sale. These are older stamps but as you can tell look brand new. They are mounted on EZ Mount, some by Magnolia, some by me. I always clean my stamps before putting them away.
I am asking $8.00 for each stamp with free postage. I will ship to any country. These are on a first come basis so if interested please email me at with the number in front of the picture and we can arrange payment.

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