Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Stampless Card

Hi all, Madge here for another Wonderful Wednesday!  All is well on the home front – my little Michou has rallied around and is back to normal. Thanks for the emails of concern.  Everyone that knows me personally, know how much I love that little furry cuddle-bug.
I’ve chosen to do a “stampless” card today. [ Oops, I lied – there are two stamps used on it – one for the inside and one for the back.]  When I noticed that OCS was carrying the Marianne dies, I was over the moon!  So today I’m showcasing a Marianne Creatable die called, Elegant Lady ,P1010213 along with Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval die.  I started with the die cut and made it into a cameo by placing it onto a white oval (added color to the cut out) and matted it with a black scalloped oval, to which I added pearls made with my Ice White Viva Decor pen.  The die is so elegant, that I thought I would make it look like a picture covered with glass – so I used Ranger Glossy Accents to cover the cameo.  “Gorrjussss”!!!   Looks like a little framed picture.
I really love making different folds for cards – this one is a vertical flap over a regular card base, which allows me to leave a private message, but also allows the card to be displayed.  There are so many  beautiful die cut borders and border punches available at OCS, but I chose a MS border punch b/c I had it handy on my crafting desk.  I used Broken China TH distress ink to distress the edges and  added some flowers and a trendy, large Organza Ribbon Bow.  The flowers are from here, and here.    The flap is held in place with a little black photo tab and brad (from stash).

Here is a look at the inside flap of the card.  P1010208

And the back.P1010210

Until next time – take care
~ rubber hugz & inky wishes ~

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

“Hands Up” by Nellie Snellen

Hi all, Madge here for a wonderful Wednesday – following Shari’s Terrific Tuesday card (which was really terrific). 

I’m a little distressed today as I had a rough night last night with my little Michou (13-yr old Shih Tzu / Poodle cross).  He was having some problems and needed out every half hour all through the night.  Needless to say, I kept a close eye on him all day – which makes me very cranky.  Worse than having a sick child – at least a child will point to where they are hurting.  We will have to keep an eye on him for a couple of days to see if it continues – which will probably mean X-rays / blood tests / etc. etc. if he doesn’t improve.  He’s been my best little bud for 13 yrs – used to sit under my desk at work :) He was great at being the official greeter at the office.  Anyway my card will be simple – with the explanation to follow.P1010200

I’ve chosen to highlight one of Nellie Snellen’s delightful dress-up kids at play called “Hands Up” from the Young Rebel series.    I’ve been on a mission lately to use some old techniques and to use up supplies that I haven’t looked at for awhile – and here they are:

Technique:  Paper Tearing & Z-fold card.

Supplies:  Bo bunny papers, gold seed beads (for sand) Tombow glue (to attach beads); twine , crackle accents to strengthen the anchor cut from c/s, Copic Markers; X-press It Blend c/sPearl Pen (Ice White)) (for seashells);   Can anyone guess what i used for the lettering and the sea shells??  . . . . . . . . split pea soup mix . . . . . kinda fun poking through a whole package to find the correct letters!!  My 110 Copic Marker was used to highlight them.  I also drew on the paper to give the illusion of a pirate’s map.


Well, that’s it for this week. Hope your significant other treated you well for Valentine’s Day. I know mine did! (unbeknownst to him . . . lol).

‘Til next time -

~ Rubber hugz , inky wishes ~


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tilda with Candy Cone

Hi all for another wonderful Wednesday – looks like a Frosty Friday outside here in the Okanagan Valley. We’ve this spectacular thick frost coating all the tree branches and when the sun hits it it is absolutely amazing.
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Today I’ve chosen another Magnolia stamp called Tilda with Candy Cone – available at OCS.  I’ve had this image colored for a while – but hadn’t gotten an idea of what I wanted to do with her.  I was poking through some DSP’s and found a piece of SU, that seemed to fit in perfectly.  I have one of the most wonderful SU demo’s and we had just done a couple of unique folded cards – this is not one of them, but the other cards gave me an idea of something that could be done differently.  It is a card within a card.
Materials used:  Magnolia Stamp – Tilda with Candy ConeXpress It blend c/s; Copic Markers; Memento Tuxedo black ink; Doohicky border dies; Shrinky Dink (hearts); Marianne Creatable die;  White pearl hearts (died red with Copic marker).  Misc. C/S from stash.
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Hope you will join us in the Feb. Challenge at OCS which is “Love is in the Air”.  Love to see what you create and gives us a way to drop in on your blog to visit.
~ Rubber Hugz ~

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tilda with Sparkles

Hi all, for another wonderful Wednesday – and Feb. 1st!!!  I think January is the longest most boring month of the year – unless of course you are on vacation – somewhere warm and sunny.P1010176 copy

I have ONE more image colored of “Tilda with Sparkles” which I’ve altered to have her holding a bouquet of hearts.  I found some heart paper that  matches her outfit perfectly . . . . . what a bonus.  So in the tradition of February being the month of “love” – I give you – Tilda with sparkling Hearts.   I added some Crackle Accents to the heart in the top right corner . . . the effect is rather neat!

The Flowers and ribbon were an add-on – because in the true Magnolia Fashion – flowers are mandatory.   The Ribbon is 1/8” silk ribbon that I swirled by twisting and tacking into place to make it more interesting.  P1010181



Here is a close up of the ribbon and flowers.




Supplies used:  Magnolia Stamp:  Tilda with Sparkles, Copic Markers, Xpress Blend it Cardstock, Stickles, Crackle finish Glossy Accents, Silk Ribbon, DP: SEI, Cardstock:  from stash

Until next week – Take time to play with paper, stamps and ink.

~ rubber hugz ~