Monday, February 1, 2010

By The Cute and Girly Challenge - Love - And blog candy as well!

Happy Monday and February too!
It's a new month and that means a new challenge at By The Cute and Girly and this month we are helping St Valentine spread Love to all!
Now my project is not the traditional Love you expect in February but it is a very special kind of Love.
When I started making cards in September 2008 I was a complete novice and didn't own any image stamps.
As my journey continued I discovered the world of card maker blogs and soon after saw people using these wonderful images they loving called "Maggies".
Of course it was all downhill from there, only joking, and I was collecting these super stamps whenever I could.
I loved all the challenges people played along with and so in May 2009 I started a blog so I could join in the fun too.
My first card on there starred Tilda and today she's starring in the biggest Magnolia project I've done to date.
I was inspired by the Christmas Countdown made by the fabulous Barb Hardeman where she used a different Tilda every day.
Now I didn't have as many spaces to fill but my project features 15 super cute Tilda faces for you to enjoy.
When you've seen the project be sure to continue reading as there is a little contest with a Tilda blog candy for the prize!

Obviously I had some other challenges that helped me create this little beauty.

The Secret Crafter wanted Hearts
Etsy Inspired had a hat store for inspiration and it was easy to find inspiration in this piece as it looks like something Tilda herself would wear!
Incy Wincy wanted you to "Put Your Hat On" and Tilda definitely likes hats!
One Stop Craft wanted you to "Make It Personal", and there's nothing more personal than my love for these cute stamps!
Saturday Spotlight had a "Bigger is Better" theme and what's bigger than one image on a card?, 15 on a house!LOL
Fussy and Fancy wanted Hearts
Lil Red Wagon wanted to see Hearts
Just Magnolia wanted Hearts and Flowers
Paper Popsicles had a Love theme
The Paper Garden wanted Love and Ribbon (there's a bow on the top of the house ;))
The Pink Elephant was "All About Pink"
Inky Impressions want Pink and Hearts (lots of that! LOL)
Pixie Dust wanted a 3D project

I bought the house at Hobby Lobby in the unfinished state.
I spray painted it with Krylon.
I used the Martha Stewart Valentines Lace border to extremem and then added strings of pearls from Hobby Lobby too.
Each Tilda was colored with Copics and then they each have a little "stand" on the back of them so they stand up like a photo.
There is dp in the top "shelf" part but you can't really see it in the photos.

Tilda's 1 through 5.

Tilda's 6 through 15.

All of them together.

I don't know if you can read it but the sentiment says "I could not bear to be without you" and I'm sure if you're a Maggie Lover you'll know that's a very apt one.

Now on to the fun stuff.
I have a little prize for anyone that's you want to play?
If you are a Magnolia fan this will be easy (or maybe not so easy).
I just need you to send me the stamp names of all the Tilda's in this project.
From left to right, top row is #1 through 5, 2nd row is 6 through 10 and the bottom row is 11 through 15.
When you've got the answers leave me a comment including "I've emailed you the answers" (or words like that) and then send me your answers using the email link at the top of the right sidebar.
Don't leave your answers in the comments but do leave a comment so I can keep track of who to expect an email from.
On Friday I'll draw from all the right answers and post the winner and answer for all to see.
Now what do you get for all this hard work?
Well, you'll get this!
(I don't know why Blogger turned the image, I've kept trying again and it just turns it so you'll have to turn your head to see! LOL)

Tilda With Strawberries stamp (hint she's NOT one in the house)
Clear stamp set
4 large flower brads
1 yard of pearls
5 paper roses
2 handmade flowers

Even if you have the stamp and don't want to be entered for the drawing I hope you'll play along for fun as it will prove whether you're a Maggie Expert or not! LOL
I hope you'll join in and I hope you have a wonderful week!


Tracey said...

What an incredible project Katie!! I love it!! xx

Juls said... know how much I love this project it is just stunning!!!! It was great to see it in more detail, and read about how you made little competition!...will hopefully be back later with the answers!! big Hugs Juls

Randi said...

This is absolutly beautiful. You did an amazing job! TFS

Angelwood said...

Wow amazing project! So much work was put into this. I think it's wonderful! hugs, Angela

Peggie said...

What a fantastic project. Very lovely.

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh my goodness, Katie! This is just a stunning project. What an incredible job you've done with this beautiful House of Tilda! I can't imagine anything cuter! Each image is beautifully colored and all your trim is just gorgeous. Way to go!

Trudi said...

So cute Katie! You did an amazing job! Thanks for playing along with us this week at TPE!

Michelle Quinno said...

I'm not a Maggie fan (GASP!) but your house is just adorable, Katie! You did a fantastic job!

She's a Color Queen said...

OH MY GOSH girl, that is the cutest thing I have seen in ages!!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Popsicles, we hope you come back for more fun!

Patti Jo said...

What a super way to showcase many of the little cuties!!! Beautiful coloring and all your trimmings! Terrific project and thanks for sharing it!

Diana Crick said...

Oh my gosh Katie you have outdone yourself, this is FABULOUS! I love all the little faces and had fun naming them all but then I should knbow the names shouldn't Beautiful project...the house that Maggie built!
hugs, Diana

Janiel/ janny said...

STUNNING!! reat idea to showcase all of the wonder little cute images..
hugs, Janiel

Linda . J said...

Wow Kaite this is just beautiful, stunning stunning and so creative, love love it.
Hugs Linda

Suzanne J Dean said...

This is just fabulous Katie--love all those pink gals! What a beautiful labor of love!


Regina said...

What a gorgeous project. You had a wonderful idea and this project is absolutely fantastic!!!
Have a great week.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So special - fantastic creation

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Candy said...

Oh Katie!!
Your house is fantastic!!! Love the trim you have made with the punch and pearls and all of your Tilda's are wonderful :o)
You had a great idea :o)
Hugs, Candy

Robin B. said...

The house is beautiful. So many cute stamps, so little time. LOL. I just have one Magnolia stamp and want lots more. I have emailed you my answers. Thanks for the chance to win.

Robin B.

Julie said...

Amazing project Katie. You have done an outstanding job with this!

Annie said...

wow totally amazing project great work - thanks for joining us at TPE.
Ann xxx

gina g said...

What a fantastic project it must have taken hours just to do the colouring lol. Thank you for joining the OSCC this week and sharing it with us. luv gina xx

Christine Riley said...

What a beautiful project, love it!
Hugs, Christine

Loopylou. said...

ooooh katie this is so nice, its just beautiful, i love tilda's too and this is just awesome hun.
hugs, lou xxxx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Wow! This is amazing Katie. I thought I'd died and gone to Tilda heaven when I saw this! :) Such a labour of love and so worth it. You should be really pleased with it.
Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! This is so creative!! Look at all those sweet Mags starring at you!! I love it!! What a big and beautiful house!! ;) Thanks for joining along with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

Beryl said...

It's hard to believe you've only been making cards for two years Katie - you work is awe inpsiring. It was boviously a telent just waiting to be exploited. 15 Tildas and not ne of them match the ines I've got (there only a few after all). Fabulous project.
Beryl xx

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous project Katie! What a lot of work there is in this little beauty!
Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at One Stop Crafts!

cheryl said...

wow this is just brilliant love it super project thanks for joining us at incy this week love cheryl xxx

Lori said...

Amazing project - and super cute!!! I have all males in my house, so this is something that would keep me company - lol!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Mel X said...

Wow, this must have taken you AGES!! Absolutely beautiful, a stunning creation!

Thanks for joining us this week at SCSC

Mel X

fairie said...

Hi Katie,

Love your Tilda House. The coloring and how you put it together is awesome.

I'm trying to email you via the link provided but it wont let me. Is there another way for me to contact you about the answers?

xoxo :)

Nancy said...

Oh Katie this is total awesome! What a fabulous job you have done! All the Tilda's are adorable and colored beautifully! Awesome project!

Nikki said...

Holy SHEEP that's amazing look at all those lovely tildas Just a Beautiful job with all the coloring and whole project is stunning :)
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Katie! How long did this amazing project take you???? It is something else! Beautiful.

Rosanne said...

This is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I just wanted to tell you what a darling idea that is with all of those sweet, sweet, sweet Tildas (whoever they may Darling project! Very well done!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Unknown said...

Kate this was such a great idea and sooooooo cute! You need to send a picture to Magnolia, I am sure they would love to see it.

Scrappymax said...

Oh my goodness Katie this is fantastic and what a lot of work it must have been. I love little Tilda and to see her though all these windows is heaven.
Max x

Nikki said...

Oh wow what a fantastic project. Thanks for joining us this week at OSCC
Nikki xx

de said...


Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Maria Matter said...

This is totally amazing Katie!
what an awesome project!!
blessings, Maria

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness this is one fabulous project!!! WOW I love it!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!

Crystal said...

Absolutely AMAZING!!! thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!

Anonymous said...

Katie, this is beyond adorable. You have such a creative talent. Love the pink with all the cute little faces! Thank you for playing with the Pixies. This is a great 3D project!!

Priscilla said...

Katie, that is just exceptional.. you have been a very busy girl :)

Jackie said...

Wonderful project! I love all the details, way to really create an amazing project! Thanks for playing in the Inky Impressions Challenge!

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Oh my wordly!! What an awesome project! Just beautiful. (I have that heart punch too and I love it!)

Lisa Foster said...

Hang on a sec...I gotta pick my jaw up off of the ground...
OK! Katie, I don't even know what to say! This is absolutely incredible!!!!! And then SOME!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at PDS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer!! This is incredible!! A lot of love went into this creation. Stunning design! Thanks for joining us at Sat. Spotlight and Inky Impressions!

Lana Clarke said...

Katie this project is just amazing!!!
Thank you for joining the pixies
Lana x

Helen said...

Wow - this is fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Jennifer said...

Oh wow, this is amazing. I'm speechless. Thanks for playing at Fussy and Fancy.

Ashley Newell said...

Holy moly! That is JUST DARLING! I love it! This must have taken forever! Thanks for playing along with the EtsyInspired challenge this week, it means a lot to me!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! You've just been spotlighted on the Saturday Spotlight blog as one of our top 3 for this gorgeous creation!! Please stop by to collect your top 3 blinkie!! :)

lisa808 said...

Awesome project!

Heather "Hev" said...


Thank you so much for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge this week :)

cockney blonde said...

What a fabulous house and such a novel way to showcase your 'Maggies', x

Anonymous said...

Wow! What an adorable project! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

i'm sorry i didn't comment earlier Katie. I thought i had, you know i just adore your amazing magnolia house, saw your featured on spotlight, not surprised you sizzle. janex