Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back to School - "W"ednesday at Magnolia-Licious™

It's "W"ednesday at Magnolia-Licious™ and today I am sharing a super cute card from the Wild Rose Studios collection!
Each "W"ednesday our designers take turns to share cards and projects featuring stamps sold at Magnolia-Licious™ other than the Magnolia stamps and it is a nice way to share with you the other goodies that Diana carries.

Challenges:
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes (with rubber stamp)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes Square
Clear It Out - Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas - Back to School
Crafty Sentiments - Back to School
Di's Digis - Back to School
Whimsy Inspires - Back to School
Fairytale - Back to School Bingo! (Girls, School, Blue, Red and Yellow)
The Stamping Boutique - Red, Blue and... (yellow)
Paper Minutes - Die Cuts
Paper Take Weekly - To Die For
PDE Linky Party - Dies or Punches


Card Recipe:
Image - Emily Walking by Wild Rose Studios
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiment - Karen Foster
Paper - Beautiful Life by My Minds Eye
Scallop Circle Die - Sizzix
Border Punch - Triple Dot by Martha Stewart
Buttons - Unknown
Twine - The Twinery
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Wooden Ruler - Lara's Crafts
Chalk Ink - Edger by Prima in Attic Dust







School here starts on Monday so we are all school, school, school and so this one seemed perfect for this week and I hope you liked it too!

Katie

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Magnolia-Licious™ Challenge - Anything Goes

It's everyone's favorite theme at the Magnolia-Licious™ Challenge, it's "Anything Goes!"
It is Team B's turn to share their creatons and I decided to go with an image from the latest collection Pink Lemonade and she is just like me, always in the garden growing stuff!
I must admit though, I wish I looked half as adoarble when I was gardening, I'm usually sweaty, dirty and grumpy, not clean, smiley and cute!
Have you checked out all the changes at the Magnolia-Licious™ Store recently? It had a complete overhaul, new artwork, easier navigation, if you haven't dropped by then I highly recommend a visit!

Challenges:
Moving Along with The Times - A Little Vintage
Magnolia Down Under - Shabby Chic
We Do Doobadoo - Shabby Chic
Marvelous Magnolia - Tilda and Sentiment
A Little Bit Crafty - Sew What (mine is faux)(3 entries only)
Fussy and Fancy - Bingo! (Pearls, Stitching, Message)
Stamplorations - Die Cuts (3 entries only)
Cheery Lynn Designs - Doilies (and CL die)
Creative Card Crew - Embossing
Eclectic Paperie - Embossing
Sweet Pea Stampers - Embossing
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes (with rubber stamp)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
The Squirrel and The Fox - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes (1 entry only)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes





Card Recipe:
Image - Tilda in the Garden
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiment - Antique Paperie by Colorbok
Paper - Linen Closet by DCWV (old version)
Doily Die - English Tea Party by Cheery Lynn Designs
Pots Die - Garden Pots by Memory Box
Oval Die - Sizzix
Chalk Ink - Edgers by Prima in Old Road
Embossing Enamel - Shabby Green by Stampendous
Grass - Savannah Grass Stems
Leaf Pins - Maya Road
Lace - Mon Ami Gabi
Pearl Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Flowers - Recollections
Mini Tools - Unknown






The sentiment should bring a smile to many of my friends my age and older, remember the sitcom "The Good Life" as it was in Britain, renamed Good Neighbors on PBS for my US friends, Tilda reminds me of the Felicity Kendal character Barbara ;)
I thought the Shabby Chic feel was perfect for this image and when I found the mini tools in my stash I knew I was on to a winner. I added the Shabby Green Frantage Embossing Enamel to the edge of the oval mat to give a little more texture, I love how it has glitter for some sparkle and the enamel particles for an aged feel, just the finishing touch I needed.
Anyway I hope you liked her as much as I do and go ahead and grab your favorite Tilda or Edwin, create a card and share in our "Anything Goes" theme at the Magnolia-Licious™ Challenge!

Katie

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes - Country Apple Ellie

It's time for another challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls and as always it is Anything Goes!

Challenges:
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Pennys - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes (1 entry per week)
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes Square
Scrappers Delight - Dies
Clear It Out - Embossing
Creative Card Crew - Embossing
Eclectic Paperie - Embossing
Sweet Pea Stampers - Embossing
Creative Corner - Autumn is Coming


Card Recipe:
Image - Country Apple Ellie
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Tiny Woods by Kaiser Craft
Corrugated Cardstock - DCWV
Apple Brad - Bo Bunny Apple Cider
Dies - Oval and Elegant Oval by Spellbinders
Embossing Folder - Medium Dots by The Paper Studio
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Apple Punch - Unknown
Sentiment - Walmart
Chalk Inks - Old Road and Attic Dust Chalk Edgers by Prima






This is my first "Fall feeling" card of this year and every year I enjoy coloring more and more in these colors so here's to many more this cooler weather season :)

Katie

Sunday, August 17, 2014

PIO #33 - Pink Gem - At The Beach

This week over at Pile It On! we're looking for projects following the theme "By the Sea/Beach".
Our sponsor is Pink Gem Designs, and they offering a prize of 2 digi stamps of the winner's choice!

Challenges:
Bunny Zoes - Summer Colors
Crafty Bloggers Network - Summer Fun
Handmade Harbour - Summer Fun
Simon Says Stamp - Summer
Moo Mania - Hot Summer
Hanna and Friends - Sun, Beach, Sea
Stamping with the Dragon - Sun, Sea, Sand
Open Minded Crafting - Last Days of Summer
Milk Coffee - Stripes
The Paper Shelter - Punches/Dies
Pennys - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes Square
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes (1 entry only)
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
The Squirrel and The Fox - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes (5 entries only)


Card Recipe:
Images - Beach Hut 1 and Beach Hut 2
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Making Memories
Sentiment - Bo Bunny Down By The Sea
Banner Die - Little Miss Muffet
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Ribbon - Unknown
Buttons - Dress It Up






I loved these little beach huts, so very British, and I merged them to create a beach scene and I think it turned out so cute!
I hope you have had a great Summer so far and that you will find time to come over and share your creation with us at Pile It On!

Katie

Friday, August 15, 2014

Cuddly Buddly New Releases Happy Christmas Girl and Dog

Here I am with the third card from the gorgeous new releases in the Clear Stamps at Cuddly Buddly
Again I used the super cute Winter Walkies this time going with the girl and her dog, isn't he cute just waiting for a kiss under the mistletoe?

Challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Christmas (3 entries only)
My Perfect Life - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Sparkle and Shine
Completely Christmas - Christmas
Amusing Challenges - Christmas
CRAFT - Christmas
Loves Rubber Stamps - Out of Season (Christmas)
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes (1 entry per week)
Pennys - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes Square
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Stamplorations - Die Cuts (3 entries only)
Sentimental Sunday - Inside and Sentiment
Going Grey - Animals (2 entries only)
Creative Moments - Animals
Inky Impressions - Animal Friends
Crafting For All Seasons - Feature a Creature
Sassy Studios - Stack it Up (3 or more layers)




Card Recipe:
Image and Sentiment - Winter Walkies
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Winter Wonderland by DCWV
Ribbon - Unknown
Glitter - Viva Deco German Glitter Pen in Hologram
Pearls - Kars in Red
Holly Die (made into a wreath) - Marianne Creatables Holly Branches






This is such a sweet image and I love that the sets of the new stamps have images and sentiments so that you can make a variety of cards from just one set.

Katie

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Digital Delights - Cotton Candy Bella

It's Thursday and time for another card featuring an image from Digital Delights!

Challlenges:
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes Square
Melonheadz Friends - Flowers (2 entries only)
Bunny Zoes - Summer Colors
Sentimental Sunday - Inside and Sentiment
My Time to Craft - Unusually Colored Hair
So Artful - Glasses (Eyewear)
613 Avenue Create - Tastes of Summer
Open Minded - Summer Food
Top Tip Tuesday - Something Sweet




Card Recipe:
Image - Cotton Candy Bella
Sentiment - Heatwave Sentiment Set
Paper - Shine On by Basic Grey
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaf Punch - Martha Stewart
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Doily - Wilton






Now little Bella sure looks like she is going to enjoy that cotton candy and I love how her hair looks the same as her treat!
I sure hope you liked her too and drop back tomorrow for a "chilly" card to help ease the Summer heat ;)

Katie

Monday, August 11, 2014

Keep Calm and Snap On - Shutterbug Avery - Paper Nest Dolls

Good Morning!
Today I have another card showcased on the Paper Nest Dolls blog and want to share it with you :)

Challenges:
A Creative Romance - Fun in the Sun (3 entries only)
Crafty Catz - Lazy Days of Summer
Cut It Up - Inspired by a Song and Die Cut (Flash, Bang, Wallop by Tommy Steele)
Docerela - Summer Colors
Stamplorations - Die Cuts (3 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)




Card Recipe:
Image - Shutterbug Avery
Paper and Accents - Snap by Simple Stories
Medium - Copic Markers
Frame Die - Large Frame by Cheery Lynn Designs
Brad - Unknown






I hope you liked her as I had a lot of fun coloring her.

Katie

For anyone too young to remember the movie "Half a Sixpence" (and I know that is most of you), here is some movie gold featuring the song "Flash, Bang, Wallop"

Friday, August 8, 2014

Cuddly Buddly New Releases - Happy Christmas Boy and Dog

Here I am with the second card from the gorgeous new releases in the Clear Stamps at Cuddly Buddly
This time I used the super cute Winter Walkies and masked off the main image so I could add the tree in the background.


Challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Christmas (3 entries only)
My Perfect Life - Christmas
Completely Christmas - Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas/Embellish It
Ooh La La - Scenic
Oddball Stamps - Show Off Your Coloring Skills (3 entries only)
Come And Get It - Use Dies (2 entries only)
Robyn's Fetish - Square/Rectangle (3 entries only)
Fantastic Tuesday - Square Anything Goes (4 entries only)
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes (with rubber stamp)
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Friendship Day




Card Recipe:
Image - Winter Walkies
Medium - Copic Markers
Chalk Ink - Dew Drop by Niagara Mist
Paper - Dovecraft Vintage Christmas
Twine - Jute Twine
Doily Die - similar to Marianne
Circle Tag - Making Memories
Ribbon - Unknown
Pearl Pen - Cream by Viva Decor






I added chalk ink to all the mats to soften the whole look of the card and to keep with the vintage style colors.
Be sure to take a moment to visit my teammates this weekend, Carolyn and Gail as they are showcasing different sets with new cards for you to see.
Also if you are not a fan at the Cuddly Buddly Facebook Page yet then be sure to drop over and "like" us so you don't miss a thing!
Katie

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Digital Delights - New Releases - Crockie

It's time for NEW RELEASES AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS and we are taking you back to a childhood favorite, Peter Pan!


Challenges:
Milk Coffee - 2 or More Die Cuts (3 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Friendship Day
Dragonfly Dreams - Inspired by a Children's Book (Peter Pan)
Opus Gluei - A Good Read (Peter Pan)
The Squirrel and The Fox - Movie/Song (Peter Pan)
Crafty Sentiments - Add a Sentiment (1 entry only)
Fantastic Tuesday - Square Anything Goes (4 entries only)
Robyn's Fetish - Square/Rectangle (3 entries only)
Love to Scrap - Circles
DRS Designs - Chevrons
Hanna and Friends - Animals
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Digi Makeover - Anything Goes and Digi



Card Recipe:
Image - Crockie
Sentiment - Dreamy Sentiment Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Chilled Cucumber Soup by Jillibean Soup
Corrugated Card - Die Cuts With A View Corrugated Stack
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Spotted Brads - The Paper Studio
Heart Brads - Unknown
Circle Dies - Little B






Crockie is so funny, he just makes me smile and I hope he gave you a smile too!

Katie


Monday, August 4, 2014

You Make My Heart Smile - The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Brads and Eyelets

It's time for another challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls and this time we are working alongside The Eyelet Outlet and so our theme is "Brads and Eyelets!"

Challenges:
A Creative Romance - Fun in the Sun (3 entries only)
Creative Corner - Something Summer (3 entries only)
Allways Something Creative - Water
Animal Friends - Summer (and animals)
Oddball Stamps - Show Off Your Coloring Skills (3 entries only)
Come And Get It - Use Dies (2 entries only)
Robyn's Fetish - Square/Rectangle (3 entries only)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Bunting/Banners (1 entry only)
Alphabet Challenge - M for Men Only
Hanna and Friends - Animals
Fab N Funky - A Walk on The Wild Side/Animals
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Friendship Day
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Penny's - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Divas by Design - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes



Card Recipe:
Image - Gone Fishing Owen
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Hattie by My Minds Eye
Sentiment - The Paper Studio
Frogs - Sandylion Essentials Sticker Large Frog
Eye Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Banner Dies - Sizzix Triplits Banner






I know that on a hot day like today that sitting by the stream and fishing would be a great idea, I wonder if Owen caught anything?
I hope you enjoyed this one and that you can find a brad or eyelet or two and join in with us at The Paper Nest Dolls

Katie