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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Water Distressed Poinsettia Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

I meant to do this tutorial last year but ran out of time :^)
Here I am, I managed to get this done before December, yay!

I love water distressed poinsettia flowers.
I usually make a big batch and use them for my Christmas projects.
Here are a couple of examples from my previous posts.



These water distressed poinsettia are very easy to make ~ 6 simple steps:
(Sorry, my photos are a little out of focus) 







 Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs,
Katie

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Tilda

Happy Sunday Everyone!

The Magnolia team at The Ribbon Girl is hosting a new challenge.
The theme is Winter/ Christmas.

Here's the card I made. The layout is from CLP, I have rotated 180⁰.


The image is Merry Christmas Tilda which I colored with Distress Ink pads.


I made a pull-out tag for personal messages and notes.


Designer paper: Maja Design
Dies and punches: Magnolia, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz, Martha Stewart.

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
15mm church window Guipure lace, 8mm Rebecca Cluny lace,
15mm large check red gingham ribbon, natural button twine,
red button twine, K&G beaded ivory/cream berries, red berry,
wooden heart button, natural soft Hessian mesh.


You can see more gorgeous DT creations at The Ribbon Girl Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by and wish you a lovely day.

Hugs,
Katie

I wish to enter this card in the following challenges:

Friday, November 22, 2013

Frosty Fun at Tilda's Town

Morning everyone!
Hope you all have had a good week and are ready for the weekend.

We have a new challenge at Tilda's Town.
This week's theme is Frosty Fun.

I made a 3D winter scene project for my DT creation.


I water colored the following stamped images with Distress Ink pads:
Winter Night Background.
These stamps are all available at Tilda's Town Store. 


I used light weight clay to make the snow balls and snowman.
I stamped the following words on them: NOEL, SNOW, XMAS, and JOY.
You can rotate them to display one of the above words.

I made a mini crochet scarf for the snowman.
I dry embossed the blue DP and dabbed some white chalk paint over.
I added mini jingle bells as the knobs for the matchbox drawers. 


Designer Paper: Magnolia, Maja Design, and Stampin'Up.
Dies: Magnolia DooHickey Cozy Fern & Snowflake, and Slender Firs;
Spellbinders, Go Kreate, La La Land Craft, Tim Holtz, and Stampin'Up.


The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
Orange devine baker's twine, 15mm church window Guipure lace, 
WOC white cherry blossoms, 3mm aqua sparkle bead string.


Click over to Tilda’s Town Challenges, and enjoy the inspiration from the
Design Team and enter the weekly challenge!  We’d love to have you!
Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz,
for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s Town.com!

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Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps.
Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times.
Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day.
You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of
the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s Town.com and live the magic.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a lovely weekend.

Hugs,
Katie

I wish to enter my creation in the following challenges:

Friday, November 15, 2013

Festive Post ~ Z for Zebra at ABC Challenge

Good morning everyone!

Today is the 15th of the month and we have a new challenge at
ABC Challenge ~ Z for Zebra ( use stripes or Black & White theme).
Our sponsors are Bugaboo and LOTV.

I used LOTV Festive Post and Christmas Grunge Messages for my DT card.
I colored the image in black and white and used striped DP.
The LO is from CLP's November sketch.


This image was colored with Black Soot Distress Ink pad.
I highlighted the background with Walnut Stain DI and shabby white frantage.
I also sprinkled glitters here and there for extra bling.


Designer Paper: Maja Design Vintage Winter Collection, Stampin'Up.
Dies: Magnolia, Spellbinders, Go Kreate, Tim Holtz.

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
15mm white church window Guipure lace, 18mm Katherine ivory Cluny lace,
cream medium pom pom trim, natural button twine, snowflake charm,
 Gutermann white top stitching thread, 6mm ivory flat back pearl.


Click over to ABC Challenge for more DT inspirations.
We would love it if you can join in the challenge.

The ABC Challenge

The ABC Challenge Rules:
1. Please only enter the challenge ONCE.
2. Make sure your creation fits OUR challenge theme.
3. You may link your creation to no more than 9 other challenges (10 including ours).
4. No back linking is allowed.
5. Please link directly to your creation not to your blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs,
Katie

I wish to enter this card in the following challenges:

Friday, November 8, 2013

Dancing Tilda with Stars - Christmas at Tilda's Town

Good morning everyone!

Yay, it's Friday!!!
We have a new challenge for you at Tilda's Town.
This week's theme is Christmas.
Hope this will get you in the mood of making Christmas cards,
as it certainly helps me getting started :^).

Here's my DT card, using Dancing Tilda with Stars from Little Christmas Collection.
The layout is from Debbie's sketch at MDUC.


The image was colored with Distress Ink pads.


The following dies are available at Tilda's Town:
Poinsettia DooHickey dieSprawling Ferns DooHickey die,
Vintage Box Lacing Coffee DooHickey die,

 Other dies used: Cheery Lynn, Go Kreate
Designer Paper: Maja Design Vintage Winter Collection

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl:
K&G ivory and pale pink rolled paper roses, 13mm Olivia white Cluny lace,
8mm Rebecca ivory Cluny lace, 38mm ivory fluted edge sheer ribbon,
Gutermann white top stitching thread.


Click over to Tilda’s Town Challenges, and enjoy the inspiration from the
Design Team and enter the weekly challenge!  We’d love to have you!
Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz,
for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s Town.com!

logo1

Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps.
Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times.
Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day.
You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of
the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s Town.com and live the magic.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a lovely weekend.

Hugs,
Katie

I wish to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Friendship Ties ~ Include Stripes at Ribbon Girl

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Today is the first Sunday of the month, we have a new card challenge
for you over at The Ribbon Girl Blog, the theme is Use Stripes

For my DT card, I used Friendship Ties stamp by Sylvia Zet for SCACD.
I have made this birthday card for a crafty friend in Slovenia.
Happy Birthday Maja!!!


I have had this stamp in my stash for a few years now, and I just
inked it for the first time. The image was colored with Distress Ink pads.


The card base template is from Inger Harding's lovely blog, here.
If you use it, please link to her blog and give her the credit.

Designer Paper: Maja Design
Dies: Magnolia, Spellbinders, and Tim Holtz


The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl:
18mm Lucy white cluny lace, 38mm white Guipure lace,
natural button twine, Gutermann white top stitching thread,
WOC 40mm white daisy, 10mm pale pink open rose,
30mm lilac wild rose, 15mm sparkle ivory/lemon rose,
pretty blossom pink flower.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a lovely Sunday!

Hugs,
Katie

I wish to enter this card in the following challenges:

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Marvelous Magnolia

Morning Everyone!

One year ago, Rina started Marvelous Magnolia Challenge Blog and
invited me to be part of the Designer Team. It was an awesome
experience working for Rina for 6 months. Her high energy
and willpower to do the best job is truly inspiring.



Today I have the honor to guest design at Marvelous Magnolia for Day 3
of their first birthday celebrations. Today's sponsor is The Ribbon Girl.



There will be a winner drawn from the comments left on my post here
and on today's post over at Marvelous Magnolia Challenge Blog.

Without further ado, here's my GDT card.
I made this card not only for MMC but also for a good 
friend who just had her birthday recently.


The image is Invitation Tilda which I colored with Distress Ink pads.


Designer Paper: Maja Design.
Dies: Magnolia, Spellbinder, Go Kreate, and Memory Box.

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
50mm Emily tulle lace, 8mm Rebecca ivory Cluny lace,
ivory button twine, Gutermann white top stitching thread,
Elegant teardrop pin wheel, sparkle pink/white rose,
WOC 30mm ivory wild rose, pink two-tone rose buds.


If you want to have a chance to win this fabulous gift voucher from
The Ribbon Girl, just leave a comment below and also comment
on today's (Nov 2) post at Marvelous Magnolia Challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Katie

I wish to enter this card in the following challenges:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Loving Wishes from London Tilda ~ Yellow at ABC Challenges

Good morning everyone and happy Friday!

I am truly amazed how quickly time flies these days, it is
especially surprising when my 15-year-old son feels the same way. 

Today, November 1st, we have a new challenge at
ABC Challenges for you ~ Y for Yellow, sponsored by Tilda's Town.
We'd like to see yellow as the predominant color in your creation.

For my DT card, I combined yellow and purple colors
with yellow as the predominant color.


I colored London Tilda from the Little London Collection with DI pads.
This cute Tilda is available at Tilda's Town Shop.


Designer Papers: Magnolia and SU
Dies: Spellbinders, Go Kreate, and Magnolia

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
19mm cream flower Guipure lace, cream medium pom pom trim,
ivory button twine, umbrella charm, WOC 40mm white daisy,
sparkle ivory/lemon rose, Gutermann white top stitching thread.



We would love to see your creations at ABC Challenges.
Remember to follow the following challenge rules in order to
win a $10 Tilda's Town Gift voucher or a Top 5 spot:

The ABC Challenge

1. Please only enter the challenge ONCE.
2. Make sure your creation fits OUR challenge theme.
3. You may link your creation to no more than 9 other challenges (10 including ours).
4. No back linking is allowed.
5. Please link directly to your creation not to your blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day!!!

Hugs,
Katie

I wish to enter this card in the following challenges: