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Friday, November 27, 2009

Mrs. Tilly Claus

Hope you all had a Great Thanksgiving!!! I had tons of FUN making this card :D

Digital Doodling #2~~ Use freebie digi image, glittery and sketch from existing challenge Dec 7
Creatalicious #4~~ Christmas including lots of snowflakes and sparkle/glitter (Dec 15)Create4Fun Week 47~~ Sketch below (Nov 28)
Lexi's Creations #1~~ Use blue and silver (Dec 14)
Charisma Cardz ~~ Anything Christmas (Dec 3) Meet Mrs Tilly Claus!! Thank You Wendy for the freebie Image~~absolutely adorable!! Started with Brown Cardstock and used lighter brown for matting. Sponged edges of matting with Tim Holtz tea dye ink. Finished corners using SU ticket corner punch and pierced the matting. The dp was from my daughter~~ added sparkly ribbon and pearls and rhinestones onto the snowflakes.
Close up of Mrs. Tilly. Colored her with copics. Used pearly sparkle gelly glitter on muff and cuffs of coat. Topped buttons and holly leaves and snowballs with stardust stickles. Polar white flower soft for ground snow :-) Outlined matting with stardust stickles also.
Here are the gorgeous snowflakes!! In person they really really sparkle!! They have 3 layers~~used MS snowflake punches and added diamond stickles to the white snowflakes. There are also silver snowflakes using foil paper (hard to see) along with a snowflake crystal topped with a blue rhinestone or a pearl. Added christmas branches using MS punch with dp and foil papers.
Sentiment from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes on dp with matting finished with tea dye ink and stardust stickles. Added snowflakes and christmas branches for a polished look :D
Another view trying to capture the true sparkle and glitz!!!!
Stamps: Digital doodling digi image~~Mrs. Tilly Claus and SU Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Copics and Tim Holtz Tea dye distress ink Paper: SU, DCWV matstack and AC Specialty Foil paper Tools: Computer digi, MS branch and snowflake punches, Spellbinders pierceabilities scallopped border, SU ticket corner punch and piercing tool Embellishments: pearly sparkle gelly glitter, Polar white flower soft, stardust stickles, rhinestones, pearls, ribbon and crystal snowflakes

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Belles 'n Whistles

Hear Ye Hear Ye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 1st will kick-off the start of our Belles 'n Whistles Christmas celebration and Advent Calendar! Holiday projects as well as goodies, goodies, GOODIES are what's in store including a grab bag each day, worth $20 or more retail AND a Belles 'n Whistles stamp each day too! If you're really lucky, you may even win a gift certificate on top of that...whooo hoooo! So you'll HAVE to join us each day in December, through the 25th!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Meet Bigsby

Pixie Cottage Sketch Challenge #3 and Basic Grey Challenge #8~~ Glitz and Bling!!Hi All~~ Meet Bigsby!!! This little cutsey is a dream of illustrator, Karen Johnson who I met at the Stampin Scrappin Expo in Milwaukee. I was a busy gatherer that day--believe me and I loved every minute of it :D Check Karen's artwork out~~or doodles as she calls it :) Silly Bigsby is eating Santa's cookies and milk~~oh no!! Bigsby is a digi image from Karen's Doodles.
I colored him with my copics first and then added black flock and silver glitter to give him a soft, fuzzy and sparkly look. Used Flower soft for his hat~~polar white and russet red. The russet red wasn't red enough for me so I topped it with xmas red stickles. Also used stickles on the holly berries and leaves. After coloring cookies with copics I added a little diamond stickles on the chocolate chips to give sparkle of crystal sugars :D It is hard to see but I did cover milk in the glass with diamond glaze adhesive for a very shiny look and feel!! Used a dobber with SU old olive ink on the platter. Then cut out image and used foam tape to give it dimension on the BG Wassail collection dp which is bordered with MS holly leaf border punch~~so lovely!! That is layered over DCWV holiday metallic green cardstock which was CB with swiss dot folder. They were all wrapped in gold ribbon with embellies and sentiment and then placed on Burgundy textured cardstock.
Close up of embellishments~~ Used red christmas flower brad and I added the lime green stickles to the petals. Branches were punched from EK Success corner punch and sentiment came from a blogging friend (surprise in mail one day)Love it!!! Used MS tag punch and bordered tag with lime green stickles.
Close up of Bigsby and his cookies :D
And another view of the card to try and show all the glitz and bling in different lighting!!!!!!Recipe:
Stamps: Digi Image from Karen's Doodles
Inks: Momento tuxedo black, SU old olive and copics
SU, DCWV, BG Wassail collection
: Stickles, CB swiss dot folder, MS tag and holly leaf punches, EK Success corner punch and dobber
Embellishments: Christmas flower brad, Black flock, and Polar white and Russet Red flower soft and ribbon

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Chocolate Purses

Hello~Entries for Whimsy Stamps and Crafty Angels
For Christmas I had made some chocolate purse favors or gift tag accessories :-)
So fun~~found the stamps at Toomuchfun Rubberstamps at Scrappin Stampin Expo in Milwaukee One purse was stamped with Billiance Cosmic Copper Ink and the other with StazOn Forest Green on BG dp. Added label "for you" using MS punch ~dobbered with ODB cimson ink and fastened with rhinesones. The purses are held closed with ribbon and Scrappin Floss!!
Close up of one of the purses which was fancied up with velvet ribbon, multicolored gem and jingle bell :D Side view to show the chocolate treat inside!!!

Stamps: Too much fun rubberstamp~"purse" and SU Teeny Tiny Wishes~~"For You"
Inks: Memento tuxedo black, Billiance Cosmic Copper, Stazon Forest Green and ODB Crimson
BG~~Eskimo Kisses Collection
: MS tag punch and dobbbers
Embellishments: Ribbon, scrappin floss, jingle bell, rhinestones and candy bars

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Table Pumpkin

Hello~~ Mid week MM Tutorial was hosted by Carol and she walked through making a table pumpkin step by step. It is fabby!!! Took it to the craft fair my daughter and I participated in and it was admired and sold very quickly. Yeah!!! Will have to make more :D Thanks Carol

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Spread the Love Blog Hop & Magnolia Down Under

Hello~ Spread the Love Blog Hop is a hop to help spred the love for 11 year old Jaimie Cates, who has been the victim of horrible crime. This hop has been organized to send Jaimie support during this hard time. Click Here for details. My card for Jaimie is a "friendship" card featuring tilda and her puppy. Animals can be such wonderful comfort always!!
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #25 is Distressing.

I used mustard cardstock and the dp is BG Porcelain pack. The dp paper is already color distressed and I added more by using the distressing CB folder as well as tearing the top and bottom border. Popped up the tree stump as well as little Miss Tilda. Stamped saying and then made flower.
Close up of tilda with puppy. I read that Jaimie likes pink and black so I colored with that in mind :DThe flower was created using dp, prima flower and a fancy brad as topper. The base layers of the flower are made using Spellbinders Snowflake and Daisy Head collections.

Stamps: Magnolia tilda with puppy and tree stump, Two Hearts printworks "friendship"

Inks: Memento tuxedo black and Copics
Paper: BG porcelain pack
: Spellbinders Daisy Heads Poseabilities and Papercut Snowflakes Shapeabilities collections, CB distressing folder and Heart Punch
Embellishments: fancy brads and prima flower
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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Christmas Love Birds

Hello to Everyone~~~
Challenges Entered:

WOJ #53 ~~~ Use Red, cream and one other color
MMSC ~~~~ follow sketch at left
Simon Says ~~~ All that sparkles!! Used glitzy ribbon, shiny red rhinestones and frosted lace stickles on leaves and birds wings
SSHP #05 ~~~ In so many words!! Used script embossing on dp and Rubbernecker stamp saying-- Wishing you Peace, Joy, Love and Laughter.
Stamp something ~~~ Cute and fuzzy somethings!! Oh those lovely winter snow birds!!
SSCC #11 ~~~ Deuteronomy 31:8 "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." (NIV) Make something to encourage or remind a friend that God is with them. I focused on God's creation of animals (Birds) and seasons to remind us of his gifts of peace, joy, love and laughter he brings to each and everyone of us daily!!!

I used the WOJ stamp ( winter love birds) Oh so very cute~~~aren't they!!! Stamped them onto white cardstock and colored with copics. Then used dobbers to add soft blue sky and little red to birds breasts ( slightly noticeable in image below). Restamped image and cut out birds and popped them up. Added liquid applique to give a snowy look on branch and birds. Added frosted lace stickles to pine leaves and top of birds wings for sparkle!! Used K & Company DP (Christmas Cheer) and embossed with script CB folder. Sentiments are from Rubbernecker snowflake & Stardust set. Detailed with embellies of green tulle (first time ever used tulle on a card), glitzy~~sparkly red and silver ribbon with buckle and shiny red rhinestones!!

Close ups of these cutie pies and how sparkly they are!!! You can kinda see the red on birds breasts here :D

Dimensional View.

God Bless
Mary Lou