Friday, January 25, 2013

Tilda with Ribbon Heart Scarf

Happy TGIF day!!  A very sweet person happened to have a Birthday this week, and I made her a card fitting for the chilly surroundings we have in the Okanagan Valley.
Tilda with Snowflake
The Magnolia Stamp I used is called "Tilda with Ribbon Heart Scarf". I don't see her in the Magnolia-licious store, but I'm sure Diana can order it in for you if you wish to have her in your Stamping Inventory.
Matching papers is not a favorite of mine, so I created the background using a masking technique and sponging over with pastel die inks.  There are glittery snowflakes stamped over top of the technique.
I adore seeing Tilda come to life with a bit of color.  Face and hair are the first!   
Copics used:  Skin:  R00; E01; E11
Hair:  Y21; Y28; Y26
Clothing:  BG00; BG10; B81; B60; B83; C1; C4; C7.
I am entering into the following challenges:

Remember, ink up a stamp, stamp up a wish, and send it on to someone to make their day a happy one!
madge0902 (1)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Short and very late wonderful Wednesday post for today due to unexpected circumstances.  I've used an Elizabeth Bell stamp from OCS called Kaydance.Whimsy

Materials used:  Xpress It blend cardstock, Copic Markers, Memento, Tuxedo Black Ink, Whimsy Stamp "Kaydance"SEI dp, MS border / corner punch.

Take care til next time.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Kraftin' Relaxes Me! Can You Relate?!

A dear friend of mine has a "Crafting Companion" and when I saw this stamp, I knew it was perfect image to color up for her Birthday this month.
The stamp I used is from Krafting Kimmie, called Krafty Katastrophe.  I can relate, with two little Shih Tzu's.... (my little Shitz).  P1010982 copy

The Image was stamped onto Xpress It blend cardstock using Memento, Tuxedo Black. I used my treasured Copic Markers to color,then dabbed on copious amounts of glue and glitter (doesn't show up in the picture, of course).   I colored the ink spill black,  then added glossy accents to give it some "pop".  A multifineliner pen was used to doodle around the edges of the dp.   The flower was created using three flowers layers, all sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Barn Door. Doily, fern leaves, from stash.
Hope this inspires you to get crafting, alone or not-so-alone.  Be sure to drop in on the ONE CRAZY STAMPER STORE for some great bargains and the ONE CRAZY STAMPER  blog for some inspiration with our January "Anything Goes" challenge.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Tilda

Here I am for a second card for the day!!  woohoo!  The card is for another January Birthday to be mailed, thus the minimal embellishments.P1020010

I had colored this image a very long time ago, but decided that there are actually a lot of people who love the snow and it makes them happy.  (I remember being at a very popular Ski Resort on the first snowfall, to wake up to people dancing and singing in the street).  My daughter and I joined in until the wee hours of the morning.

The image is "Happy Tilda". I have popped her up and have her stepping out of the frame.  The background has been embossed with white snowflakes and sponged with Concord Distress ink, then stamped with a script stamp. 

Rubber hugs, inky wishes,  madge0902 (1)

Tilda with Skates

I have finally found some spare time to color up my absolutely favorite images.  Magnolias!  I have volunteered to make Birthday Cards for a great group that I belong to - Magnolia-licious.  One of the members volunteered her time to send Birthday Cards to all the members, such a monumental undertaking! I volunteered to help out with the Canadian members - and she accepted my offer.
Here is my first card to be sent.  Tilda with Skates - for a January Birthday.Tilda with Skates3copy  Here in Canada January means snow or rain.  Nevertheless, most of Canada is white at this time of the year. 
It was fun digging out some supplies** that I haven't used in a very long time.
  • XPress it Blend Cardstock;
  • Copic Markers;
  • Magnolia Stamp "Tilda with Skates" **;
  • White Embossing Powder;
  • SU Snowflake Stamps;**
  • Snowflake Border Punch;**
  • Script Stamp (Hero Arts)**;
  • SU Lovely Lavender C/S;**
  • Sakura Glitter Pen;
  • Tim Holtz "Concord" distress ink;
I just love the snow........  in a postcard, picture or from my front window while sitting beside a cozy fireplace.
This card will be entered in ~

Rubber hugs, inky wishes,
madge0902 (1)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Thank you Collages

Since this is my first post for the New Year it is only fitting that I wish you all a Very Happy New Year with Good Health and much Prosperity.

Today I've chosen to show a couple of Thank You Notes that I made for hostesses over the holiday season.  I used Whimsy's  "Time Flies" available at the OCS Store. 

I used Watermark Stamp Pad and Gold Embossing Powder to stamp the graduated layers of Vanilla cardstock. All pieces were sponged with Frayed Burlap to add further dimension and  matted with gold and black.  Extra embossed clocks were cut out and  popped onto the front of the cards for Dimension.
For the second card I added one more layer, and added a double red organza bow with a black brad for the center.mounted onto a clock popped up with pop dots.

Hope this gives you some inspiration to add
to the "Anything Goes Challenge at One Crazy Stamper"  We'll be looking forward to seeing your entries.