Friday, May 31, 2013

Magnolia Sweet Pea Tilda - An Envelope with a Tag

Hello my dear readers and visitors!

Today I really had fun coloring an image of Sweet Pea Tilda by Magnolia from one of the recent collections - "Once Upon A Time". Doesn't she look like a little Thumbelina? :) hh
For the first time I masked the stamps, and combined the Magnolia with the "Delicate Blossoms" by Hero Arts.

Here are the Copic colors I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E50, E53, E35, E37
Greens: G21, G94, G99; G21, G24, G28
Grass: YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
Dress + Hat + Flowers: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV000
Ground: W5, W3, W1
Shoes: B97, B93, B91

A bit of the coloring process:

The papers are from KaiserCraft "Lilac Avenue"  6X6 Paper Pad.

The inside tag:

The back of the card:

I want to enter the following challenges:
1. Let's See a Magnolia @ Fashionista Challenge Blog
2. Butterflies @ Magnolia-Licious
3. Use a Magnolia Stamp @ Inky Chics
4. Make It Sparkle @ Midweek Magnolias
5. Inspired by Story Book @ Crafty Catz
6. The Color Purple @ Polka Doodle
7. Bling It On @ Fussy and Fancy Challenge

Thank you for visiting me today!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Big Shoes - A Card With A Page Insert

Hello everybody!

Welcome my first post for the Mo's Dream Team. The card I'm showing you today is made in the style of this mini-album, more accurately speaking - the card has an insert, which is made exactly like a page in the album.
As some of you already know, I like cards with secret slots for the tags and with lots of space for writing personal messages.

For the current card I used a Mo Manning digital stamp, which is called "Big Shoes". I've planned to color this cute girl for a long time :)

The main Copic colors I've used are as follows:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E13
Shirt + Shoes: E38, E17, E13, E11
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E39, E79
Hat + Shorts: W7, W5, W3, W1
Ribbon + Bag: G03, G24, G02

The first page of the card:

In the side fold there's a pocket for a tag:

The second page:

On the back page there's a slot with two tags:

The filigree tab on the front of the card may be pulled out as well:

Several detail shots:

The papers used in this card are from two paper sets  - First Edition Paper Boho Chic & First Edition Paper Up Up & Away.
The dies used f the card: Marianne Design Creatables LR0269, Marianne Design Creatables LR0192, La La Land Crafts "Filigree Corner", Magnolia "Tilda Lace", Magnolia "Envelope Edge", Spellbinders "Opulent Ovals", Sizzix "Envelope Scallop Lace". Punch - Martha Stewart "Cherry Blossom". 

I want to enter my card into these challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge @ Creative Inspirations
Anything Goes @ Word Art Wednesday. 
Children + Yellow @ Twisted Tuesday Challenges
Pastel Colors for Kids @ Send A Smile 4 Kids
Here Come Girls @ The Squirrel and The Fox
Girls, Girls, Girls @ Joanna Sheen Challenge

Thanks for visiting!

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Exciting news!

Hello dear readers of this post!

About a month ago there was a DT call @ Mo's Dream Team Challenge Blog, and I applied. There were so many beautiful entries for the call! A few days ago I've received a mail from Mina saying that the Team is inviting me to join them. I could hardly believe the news!!! It was very exciting for me, as it will be my first experience as a part of DT. Needless to say that being a part of "Mo's Dream Team" was like a dream itself, but seems like dreams come true sometimes.

Anyway, there are so many wonderful ladies in the Team!!! All of them are so experienced, creative and talented!
You're welcome to visit their blogs:
1. Jak Heath - Co-Leader 
2. Mina Hartley - Co-Leader 
8. Pops 
11. Vili 
13. Kaly 

Let the fun begin!

Happy crafting to all of you, guys! Thank you for visiting today!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sweet Dreams Marcy - A Thank You Tag

Update from the 06/06/2013 - this tag was chosen in TOP3 @ Crafty Ribbons Challenge blog.

Hello everybody!

First of all, I want to welcome my new readers! I'm so glad having you here! I'm very honored that you chose to press that "Join this site" button and your support means a lot to me, really. :)

Are there any projects which you create king of on "one breath"? I mean, you have an idea and in the glimpse of an eye, it's already done? Today this is just what happened to me, and I'm ready to share a tag (not a card :)) with a very sweet stamped image of "Sweet Dreams Marcy" by La-La-Land Crafts.

Marcy is colored with Copics of the following colors:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: W3, W5, W7
Dress: B18, B16, B14, B12, B02
Bear: N5, N3, N1, N0
Slippers: BG15, BG11, BG10

There are lots of layers in the tag, it looks very 3D-like:

Some details and close-ups shots:

I want to enter my tag into these challenges:
1. Tic-Tac-Toe @ LaLaLand Crafts (Bling/Dies/Blue)
2. Embossing @ Moving Along With The Times
3. Use Glitter @ Get Inky Challenge
4. Bows @ Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge
5. Punches/Dies @ Creative Card Crew
6. Anything Goes @ TTCD
7. Ribbons/Lace @ Deep Ocean Challenge
8. May Flowers @ One Crazy Stamper
9. Challenge 237 Flowers @ Everybody Art Challenge
10. Anything Goes #9 @ Paper Creator Crafts
11. Lots Of Layers @ Crafts & Me
12. Anything Goes with Ribbon @ Crafty Ribbons Challenge
13. Doilies and Dies @ Sweet Stampin' Challenge
14. Show Us Stitching @ Crafty Sentiments Designs Blog
15. Anything Goes @ The Rubber Buggy

Thank you guys for visiting! Happy crafting to all of you!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Congratulations Tilda - A Birthday Card in a Pocket Box

01/06/2013 Update - This project was selected in the TOP 5 @ MDUC.
This creation was selected as a "Runner Up" @ Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog.

Hello ladies!

Several days ago Stephanie posted on her UStream channel a video tutorial in which she was showing how to make a very pretty pocket box mini album. I loved the idea, but instead of making a mini, I've put a card into my pocket box.

It rally maybe a perfect gift for someone you love and want to present a unique handmade gift. Here's my result:

Today we don't have a very sunny day, so the pictures turned out a little bit dark. Here's how the pocket box looks when closed:

All the flowers on this project are self-made. The lid has a magnetic closure.

I used glimmer mists for this big flower on the lid:

The box's depth is 0.5".

Starting to open it:

This time I've really tried to color the image in very pastel colors, to match the papers' color scheme. The papers, by the way, are from the First Edition "Bird Song" paper pad:

To make the flowers I used these punches:

The card measures 5 3/4" X 3 3/4".

The inside decoration:

There are so many challenges for self-made flowers, taking place in different blogs! 
I'd like to participate in the following:
1. Self-Made Flowers @ Eclectic Ellapu
2. Flowers/Roses @ Hobby Cutz
3. Flowers @ Creative Belli Blog
4. Self-Made Flowers @ MDUC 
5. A Fancy Fold or Two @ Crafty Catz
6. Anything Goes @ Avenue 613
7. Add Sparkle @ Ribbon Girls
8. Photo Inspiration @ Catch the Bug

I'm so grateful to all my readers! Thank you for taking time and visiting my blog! See you soon :)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Magnolia Tilda With Love - Spring Pastel Colors

Update from 30/05/2013 - This card was chosen among the Top Picks of the challenge here.
Update from 30/05/2013 - Marvelous Magnolia Challenge 28 Top Selections.

Hello friends!

Today I've managed to finish another card. I've used another sweet Magnolia stamp - Tilda With Love. Many die-cuts here, a punched frame, various embellishments, lace, ribbon, pearls and other whatnots :)

The inside is pretty simple:

The back:

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
1. Pearls and lace @ Fussy and Fancy
2. Buttons @ Totally Paper Crafts
3. Photo Inspiration @ Paper Crafting Journey
4. Show Us Some Die-Cuts @ Get Inky
5. Spring Colors Pastels @ Polka Doodle
6. Fashion Girl @ Timbro Scrap Mania
7. 'N' not Just for One (use more than 3 embellishments) @ ABC Challenge BLog
8. For the Girls @ Creatalicious Challenge
9. Anything Goes @ Five Simple Things
10. Doily Delights @ Marvelous Magnolia
11. Bingo (Lace/Ribbon-Pink-Flowers) @ Time For Magnolia Challenge

Thanks for finding time and visiting my blog! I appreciate your lovely comments!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Triangular Explosion Candy Box

Good evening my lovely followers!
Hope your day is going on fine. Today I've made this triangular explosion box. Here you have a tutorial about constructing this "purse". I made some minor changes in the original instructions, plus the box is quite firm due to the chipboard reinforcements on the bottom and on the sides:

When opened, the box looks like this:

You can easily put there 4 Ferrero candies for someone you love :)

I struggled a lot to make the colors look as they look in reality (the base card-stock of the box is a lilac color), but still, at the pictures and on the screen the color look more PINK.... :(

For a stamped images I used "Cocoa with presents" by Magnolia & colored it with the following Copic colors:
Body: T0, T1, T2, T3, T4
Apron+Tag: W00, W0, W1, E70
Outfit+Ribbon: V91, V93, V95, V99
Pinks: RV13, RV11, RV10
Box: E77, E74, E71, E70
Dotted background: N3, N2, N1, N0.

I'm entering the following challenges:
1. Anything Goes With Ribbon @  Crafty Ribbons
2. Lilac & Lavender @ Ribbon Girls
3. 50 Shades of Lilac @ Live & Love Crafts
4. Use Flowers @ PapierPlaneten

Thank you for dropping by today!