Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'm on a roll - another birthday card

My mother-in-law's birthday was last week. We went down for dinner and cake on Saturday. The kids had a blast, of course. They love visiting Grammy and Grandpa. Mommy and Daddy love visiting, too! It's wonderful being back home! We did enjoy our jaunt to Alberta, but like Dorothy said, "there's no place like home."

Anyway, this is the card I made for her, using Tilda of course!

Card base is Cameo Coral (5.5x5.5), next layer is SU! DSP from the Spring/Summer catalogue and I can't remember the name. Apricot Appeal and Old Olive are the next two layers. I used my Nestabilities to cut out the scalloped circle, using that same DSP (does anyone remember the name?). Chocolate grosgrain for Tilda to rest against and I used my Copics to colour her in. I keep forgetting to sponge the edges until the layers are all stuck together. I need to put a sticky note on my table to remind me!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Hunter!

My son had a 6th birthday party to go to yesterday so I whipped up a pirate card using Pink Cat Studio's Pirate Billy stamp. I love these Billy plates! I think I should pick up the other ones available and the Lily ones, too. You never know when I'll need to make a girly card.

I stamped the images on PTI Stamper's Select white cardstock (the BEST) using Staz-On black ink. I coloured the images using my Copic markers. I didn't shade anything since the spaces are pretty small. The sword, skull on the pirate hat, and the skull and crossbones all have Diamond Stickles on them. I used SU! cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, Apricot Appeal and Real Red. There are two fake gemstones that I picked up from the dollar store. These are great as they already have adhesive on them. Gotta love that!

As always, thanks for looking and have a fabulous day!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tilda, Tilda and more Tilda!

NOTE: does anyone have any tips for using Blogger? What I have when I'm creating a post is not what I get when I preview it and it's very frustrating! I have used other blogging software before and have never had this problem. Thanks :) ETA: sorry for all the extra spaces - I can't seem to get rid of them. Argh!

I've been making a lot of Tilda cards for the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group that I'm a part of. There are a few activites that I participate in: Raining Cards, Card Mingle and now the Birthday RAK (random act of kindness). For Raining Cards, 4 people are choosen each month and everyone who participates, sends a card to those 4. This month was my month and it's been FABULOUS getting beautiful cards almost daily! The Card Mingle involves being paired up with another person and you send them a card for that month that is based on a theme. September was Back-to-School and October was Autumn. The Birthday RAK is straight forward. You're given a name and you send a card from the whole group. It's a great way to practice your stamping skills (and who can forget fun!).

I buy most of my Magnolia stamps from here. Diana is the creator of Scor-Pal, which is a MUST HAVE for paper crafters, and she has opened up a Magnolia store. She is fabulous as is her store!

Here are a few that I've made in the last couple weeks:

This card was made for the Card Mingle - I love how it turned out, especially the colours. I used SU!'s Bella DSP, which is beautiful. I coloured Tilda with my new Copics. I love them but am still getting the hang of things. They're are great, but there is a learning curve to them.

One of my best friends had a birthday earlier this month and she usually wears black, but once in a while she will wear a Wild Wasabi or Kiwi Kiss green colour. I have made her cards before and they've always been black and green, so I wanted to do something different for her. This is one of my favourite cards so far and she loved it too! Simple, but fun. More DSP from Stampin' Up as well as a Cuttlebug embossing folder and Nestabilities.

I was lucky enough to receive a whole stack of stamped images from a fellow Magnolia-licious member a few months ago, so that is where this one came from. I don't have a birthday Tilda, so was grateful to have had this one on hand. She is so cute! I used DSP from Stampin' Up again (can't remember the name but it goes with the Tart N Tangy stamp set). You can't really tell from the photo, but there are red Stickles on the icing. I love those! So simple but they add a lot to a card - dimension and sparkle.

I haven't been able to give this one away yet. I just love it! I recently bought the Martha Stewart "glob" punch. I can't find it on her website, but I picked it up at Michael's. It's so great for dripping Stickles! I punched it out of black paper and then used Diamond Stickles to make is sparkle. I also used my rectangle scalloped Nestabilities. They are great for cutting and embobssing. Love them! The Elegant Eggplant piece of cardstock is embossed using the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes folder. I also have dark purple rhinestones in each corner of the Wild Wasabi cardstock. I picked these up at Michael's as well, but I didn't keep the packaging so I don't know who makes them. They were just on an end aisle and it was a fluke that I found them. I love that they are self adhesive.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pirate Billy

Well, since I never did go back and edit the last post, here is a new one!

I made this card for a 6-year-old boy! I love these Pink Cat Studio Billy stamps! He is so cute!
I think I should have sponged or distressed the edges of the panel with Billy, but I was making a whole bunch of cards for October birthdays and didn't have a lot of time. Still a cute simple card!