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.


Danni said...

Your cards are so adorable!! Love them all.
As for blogger, I think they are having some problems as of late because I normally don't have any problems and I have been. Hang in there!

Monica said...

Teri, you did an amazing job!! I love everyone of these!! Love your color choices in each one and the nesties you used!! Awesome job!!

Krista said...

Very Cute cards. I got your message on my blog, and thought I would respond to you, since you had the same problem with one of your copics. I was told I needed to equalize the markers. You do this by taking off both ends of the marker for a minute and that should slove the problem.


Kerry D-C said...

These are all ADORABLE!