Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monochromatic Magnolia

Pi here again for another terrific Tuesday card - LOL!

This week I was in the mood for monochromatic and vintage. As you can see I coloured my Winter Skating Tilda with all my E-copics. You will now be able to find copics in the store. Unfortunately, they won't be able to ship outside US:( What's up with that? Don't they see that we also need copics across the borders:)

The design paper layered on the card is from graphic 45 Olde curiosity shoppe, which can also be found in the store.

  The all the papers are distressed with TH tool and then edged with vintage photo. The base of the card is smooth kraft paper by Neenha. In between the papers are a piece of card stock in sand colour that has been dry embossed with TH damask embossing folder. To make the embossing pop  a bit I just ran the ink pad over the raised parts.

I wanted to show off the gorgeous paper from G45 and therefore not many embellishment made it on to the card. However, some box pleated ribbon by Melissa Frances and some I am roses flowers was just plainly necessary. Tilda is also appearing to be sitting on a ribbon by may arts in pink champagne.

Thanks for visiting!!
Ta ta for now:)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Christmas card

Hi all!

I wanted to make a different coloured Christmas card - here it is!
(I'm sorry for the aweful pictures, bad lightning!)

What do you think?

The stamped image is TGF A cheeky Xmas teamed up with Xmas sweeties also by TGF. I coloured them with copic marker, BG11 and for shadow used C01. The hair was E50 & E53 and YR25, E25, E35& E33. The Santa hats were covered with Marta Stewart fine glitter in crystal.

My sentiment is printed from the computer and die cut with Spellbinders nestablities label 20, the smallest one. As she is wishing for her dream santa. I used Spellbinders nestabilities lacey circles to frame him and to make the window I punched a 2'' hole with my Ek success punch.

The IAR is coloured with LSG tiffany's blue and just a splash of Jack in the pulpit teal. I also dipped or sprinkled Martha Stewart fine crystal glitter on them. I layered ribbon bows on top of each other and I glued the flowers on randomly. Last, I added tons of flat back pearls I had in my stash.

Challenges entered:
TGF FFF - faux pearls
Mollys scrapbooking guest designer - photo inspiration with a frame

Will it qualify for Christmas?
Thanks for popping by!!!

Sporty Tilda

Hi everyone!!
How do you like my card with Magnolia Golf Tilda stamp

I coloured her with copic markers and paper pieced her shirt with Magnolia paper. The pants are from scraps in my stash. For background I distressed white cardstock with bundled sage and peeled paint and masked the edge with a post it. The flag is a die cut by MTF mini pennant. I also used Memory box lorelai leaf poppy stams on which I layered some ribbon bows on top of each other and added some stick pins to the mess. I also managed to get some of the gorgeous Magnolia chandelier garland in green to the mix. The corners of the card are rounded and the background has ticket corners - both made with corner punches from Tonic studios. The banner with the stamped sentiment is hand cut with scissors and layered with the same paper as the base of the card. To finish it of I added a butterfly charm in Tibetan silver.

Thank you for visiting,

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dancing queen Tilda

Hi y'all!
Coming with another card for The Rubber Buggy's DT, I give you - Dancing queen Tilda!
Don't you just have to fall in love with her. I'm getting so addicted to Magnolia stamps, the details of them are beyond amazing! 

The design paper is
Almanac from Prima, which I layered on black cardstock. The base of the card is sand and is double folded so there is an inside to the card as well. The inside also has design paper layered on black, but on top of that I layered one of the journaling cards from the Almanac collection and fussy cut a butterfly from the design paper.

Back to the front, behind Tilda there is a bird cage hiding. This is a die cut from Memory Box, great size! You will probably see this on more of my cards from now on as this is an upcoming favorite in my collection. I fastened a fleur de lie charm to the top with a double loop ring.

I made a ribbon bow and layered several IAR petals on top of it. As a corner I put a quarter of a MFT decorative doily, but you can barely see it underneath it all. So I had to put another one in the opposite corner, but I used smaller flowers. One of my favorite techniques is to mix my favo IAR with my lovely LSGs:)

I love prima bling and are well trained in hoarding my favorites by now, but for this card I dug them up:) I put some single pearls in two of the corners and also blinged up the bird cage. For sure, I could not resist putting some pearls as her necklace and bling in her hair.

Thank you all for visiting, I hope you enjoyed the card and found some inspiration.

And if you, like me, is becoming a Magnolia fan, check out the rubber buggy store - they have a great selection of Magnolia stamps!

Challenges entered:

Simon says stamp blog - dies and/or punches
Simon says stamp vintage blogs - favourites
Simply Magnolia - charms and doilies

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Beverly Hills 90210

Unfortunately, living in Sweden makes it hard to participate in any chit chat nights at the greeting farm's forum at SSS as it take part at 3am til 5am Swedish time.
But as I read the Oct CCN thread on Saturday morning I could not help but to see this card take form in my head:)

TGFCCN10: Project based on a classic TV show (or in black & white)

TGFCCN11: inspiration by a favorite TV show (past or present)

Is it possible to enter both challenges with one card?
I hope so:) 

If you have not yet figured it out I made the 90210 gang:)
This was THE TV show to follow when I was a younger. I remember to run home from school with friends to watch TV. So I had to give it a go!
Do you recognize all of the characters?

I'm having the best time practicing with my new copic markers and the greeting farm stamps are just a blast! I mixed cheeky girls with creepers crew and also throw in a couple of Edwards. At last I managed to fit them all in a 6x6 card base:)

I wrote 90210 by hand (should have used stickers!!) in glue and sprinkled Art glitter ultrafine pink champagne. I had to cover the last "0" with a bow as it turned out much smaller then the other number. So a little boo boo that was corrected. I used die cuts from memory box and spellbinders teamed with roses, S10 flowers and rose buds. 

I had so much fun making this card, I hope you liked it.

I will also enter this card for:
TFG FFF - buttons or bows
Simon says stamp - dies and/or punches

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Edwin wants a hug

As a newbie to Magnolia stamps I'm covering new grounds - and I love it! They are so cute and such quality stamps. This adorable guy is Edwin and he wants a hug:)

The paper on the card is from Bo Bunnys "welcome home" 6x6 paper pad. Perfect for card making!
I have layered the design paper on blue and green card stock. I tried (I say tried because I have mixed feelings about the result, on one hand I'm really unhappy since the sizes came out all wrong. On the other, I'm really pleased they are all round... Let me tell you it was not as easy as I imagined - LOL!) to make my own pearls with one of those pens which you press lightly and something similar to glue forms a flat back pearl.

You can tell I'm inspired by the month of October and made a ribbon embellishment in brown instead of pink. The key charms is from my stash and the tab is a die by Tim Holtz. I stamped "Hugs" with an alphabet set I've had for a while. Tied together with some twine and hot glued to the ribbon.

Once again I used this gorgeous super dimensional paper flower, coming soon in the store. I sprayed it with perfect pearl and is so fantastically shimmery, its a shame I'm not able to capture it in the photos! I teamed it with a cherry blossom and a leaf sprayed with LSG a bit รณ bubbly with go perfect with the paper and home made stick pin. Of course I can not do without the Magnolia chandelier garland - I used white, but they come in many superb colours.   

The image is coloured with a mix of promarkers
and copic alcohol pens
I did have a hard time not embellish this card to much, afraid I would go to much girly. But I'm pleased in the end.

Thanks for visiting!!
Be sure to stop by The Rubber Buggy for supplies and check out the rest of my DT fellows!

Monday, October 8, 2012

TGF - Jumping in the leaves!!!

I made a birthday card for a guy who is into hiking and scouting, so TGF retro-fresh challenge was the perfect inspiration!

I used leaves from i am roses that I coloured with different greens from Lindy stamp gang (sea grass green, green with envy green and gator gumbo olive) and green leaves from prima, that I sprayed with LSG sea grass green. I also used LSG green with envy green and gator gumbo olive on the leaf trim. I also throw in some mini dew drops by Robins nest in the woods:)

 The background is also made with sea grass green and my moijito green and so sparkly. The background stamp is a stamp from Vilda and the fern die cuts is from scraps of the background paper with a memory box die. The wooden sign says celebration and is from Prima.

So fun with leaves now that fall is here!!!
Thank you for visiting:)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pink Attitude

The Greeting Farm's FFF is all about pink in honor of October breast cancer, as this cause is especially close to my heart I had to snap out of my coma (my card making rate has been somewhat low lately) and actually come up with something.  I also teamed it with TGFSC32 by Jas:)

I love this stamp from the creepers crew set. So I'm thinking a lot of strong fighting attitude for this cause as all women who fight breast cancer have. I paper pieced her dress and bow, coloured her hair pink. 

For her skin I tried out a new combo, ivory and cherry white. I think it hit the mark, I wanted her to have milk white skin. To make all the pink pop to the chocolate brown. The brown back ground with script is scrap pieces from Prima paper I belive. The pink paper is scrap from the Mariposa collection. 

I used die-namics from MFT, a tab and the fence. If you look closely you can see the wood embossed. I toped it of with some pink twine and trim, therefore I will also enter it in really reasonable ribbon's challenge 57, RRR57.

The flower is gardenia petals from IAR sprayed with LSG salt water taffy and cosmopolitan pink. So a lot of pink shimmer there for SSS challenge glimmer & sparkle. But my favorite is the ribbon charm which says HOPE - I could not believe my luck when I got them in a mixed pack of charms from ebay.

Hope you like it and my thoughts to all the brave ladies and their loved ones!!!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My first appearance on The rubber Buggy's design team

Hi everyone!!
Wow it's already October, is it just me or does anyone else wonder where summer 2012 went? I don't know about the rest of you, but let me tell you, here in Sweden it has been a lousy summer. It had not even begun before it was gone and now it's raining constanly - again!

So it's a good thing I got the Rubber Buggy to cheer me up - LOL!
This is my first participation of a DT and 'boy am I excited! 
If you have not checked out my teamies yet - hurry! They are all super talented and so creative!

Here is first card my card for the Rubber Buggy, can you believe that as a Swede I have never worked with Magnolia stamps or paper?! Well, that's about to change - they are wonderful!!

Paper flowers pimped with lots of perfect pearls and fine glitter

A fragment charm as a Christmas bauble and an "icicle"

Another "bauble" and the lovely Magnolia chandelier garlands a bit frosted

Products used on this card:
Maja Design - Vintage Winter
Magnolia Chandelier Garland - red (coming soon on the Rubber Buggy store)
Paper flowers - coming soon
Tim Holtz fragments charms
Acrylic charm
Glossy accent
Martha Stewart fine glitter - crystal
Distress paint - rock candy
Sizzix framelitz - scalloped circles
MFT die-namics - Let is snowflake
Satin ribbon, trim and lace
Adhesive pearls
Perfect pearls
To find out more, please check out the Rubber Buggy's blog

 Thank you for visiting!!