Thursday, March 31, 2011

Easter Chicken Tilda Purse Treat Holder

Hiya, Yes, I know I've been posting quite a few Easter projects lately, but I can't help it as there are so many cute Easter/Springy images, therefore, here is another related theme project. Today's project is an altered purse. My stamp is the Chicken Tilda from Magnolia-licious. However, it is out of stock right now, but the Mini Chicken Tilda is still available if you are doing a small one (will make great little Easter goodies to fill up with jelly beans).

Also, a reminder to those Magnolia fans out there that there are still time for you to enter the Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest over at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog. Don't forget to check out how to participate the challenge for chances to win $150, $75, or $25 Gift Certificates from Magnolia-licious Store.

This project is also entry for the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy Challenge #5 - Happy Easter/Spring
Creative Craft World Challenge - Easter
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge - Ribbon
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - April Flowers
Crafts and Me Challenge #28 - Use Yellow
Gingerloft Challenge #14 - Die Cuts or Punches
Stampavie and More Challenge #135 - Gift Bag
Stamping Scrapping Challenge - Sparkles
DDCC #106 - Distressing
Samuel Taylors Monthly Challenge - Distressing

Here is the finished altered Chicken Tilda Easter purse. I distressing the edges and embossed the side panels.

Closer view on this lovely Tilda

Stickle added on these flowers

side view of this purse basket

Closer view to show you the inside and the back

Thank you so much for stopping by and have fun for the upcoming weekend :o)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Scrapbook Expo pictures sharing

Good morning everyone. I've been MIA for a while as many of you know that I was off for a short holiday visiting my sisters in San Francisco in the States. During this time, I also attended the Scrapbook Expo in Pleasanton in California. Today's post I would like to share you some of the pictures I took at the event. Thank you for my niece VIVIAN who drove me there and the great thing was that I got to meet MAYLEE. Maylee and I were in the same design team for over a year. Although we talked a lot in the cyper world and found we had so many things in common, but we never met. It was so great we finally got to meet each other in person at the Scrapbook Expo. Thank sis :o)

Here is a picture of MAYLEE and I at the Scrapbook Expo

Here are some of the pictures I took during this event. See how happy I was? and my lovely niece Vivian (right), who drove me all the way to Pleasanton from San Francisco.

Here are some samples from the Spellbinders products.

Here are some more pictures of the event.

Here are the pictures showing you some of the products I bought during this Expo.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I am going to sharing more projects with you soon :o)

Monday, March 28, 2011

CAS Easter Tilda Shaving Cream Technique & Blog Candy

Good morning everyone and yes I am back home from my short time off. Since I just got back, I was so busy doing laundry. Can't believe that I still have OMG over 300+ emails to go through. Therefore, if I haven't come to visit your blog yet, I will eventually in the next few days/weeks as I will be doing some emails catch up after work tomorrow.

I can't believe that March is ending so soon and April is coming up in just a few days. That means Easter is coming up just weeks away. Besides sharing my card today, I also put a mini blog candy for a winner to grab. Please scroll down for details. I will have more blog candy coming up, so please stay tune.

Today's card I used the one of the older Bunny Tilda image I got a while ago from Magnolia-licious. Basically, this is a card I made with the shaving cream technique. I used up all my husband's left over shaving cream and did a background with glossy paper. On the background piece, I also stamps some flower images on that glossy paper.

I am also using this card for the following challenges:
Creative Cowgirls Challenge - Spring/Easter
Just Magnolia Week #99 - Bingo (Gems, Flowers, Ribbon)
CI Paint Challenge - Flowers
Crafts and Me Challenge #27 - Anything goes
Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge - Stitching
Crafty Creations Challenge #11 - In stitches
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #145 - Easter

Here is my finished card

Closer view of this cute Tilda and the view of the glossy paper background made with shaving cream technique.

Side view of this card

View of the inside

Flat view to show you the dimension of this card


Ok, I also have a mini blog candy for grab. This blog candy will be closed on April 12th midnight. To participate this mini blog candy, please:

(1) Become a follower of my blog
(2) spread this blog candy by copy and display the above blog candy picture on your blog.

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you soon :o) Don't for get to link your blog for my mini blog candy and good luck.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

PWCO March Card

Good morning and happy weekend. I came back to Canada yesterday, but still not back home yet. We are spending a day or two in Richmond of BC, then will be heading back home. Still have tons to catch up. Well since spring is here and Easter is around the corner, I made my project base on this theme especially I have this Abby Easter stamp from the A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ABIGAIL C series from PWCO.

I am also using this card for the following challenges:
Fairy Fun Friday #49 - Spring Theme
Mami Doodle Challenge #22 - celebrate Spring
Polka Doodles Week 12 - Spring has sprung
Stamp Something Challenge - Spring Somethings
Stampin with the Dragon Challenge - Bring on Spring
Creative Cottage Challenge #35 - Spring has sprung
Scrap-Creations Challenge - Spring has sprung
Clear it Out Challenge #2 - Buttons
My Partner in Crafting Crime Challenge #23 - 3 or more buttons

Here is my finished card. Isn't Abby and the bunny cute? I had a great time coloring it.

Closer view of this image

Side view of this card

View of the inside

Flat view to show you the dimension of this card


Ink - Memento, Copics

Cardstock & Pattern Paper - Stampin Up, K & Co

Accessories - Felt accents, acrylic letters, buttons, ribbon, Stickle, MS border punch, Nestabilities - Blossom

Monday, March 21, 2011

Magnolia-licious Inspiration Challenge - Tilda's Spring Easter Card

Good morning and yes I am still in California for a few more days enjoying my vacation for resting before heading back to Canada. Meanwhile, hope you all had a great weekend. Are you all ready for Easter yet? Well, I sure am ready for the upcoming Easter holiday. By the way, when you are reading this post, I am actually in San Francisco enjoying the vacation with my family. (I pre-scheduled this post) This month's Inspiration Challenge over at Magnolia-licious Challenge is host by our talented DT member Angela. She chooses this picture below for this inspiration challenge. All you have to do is to look at this picture below to get some inspirations and then to create a project to join us along. Remember one lucky winner will win a $25.00 gift certificate from Mangolia-licious Store.

I am using this card for other challenges as well, please scroll down to the bottom of this post for those challenges.

Love the soft colors of the above picture. After seeing these eggs, I came up with a card using Tilda with Flower in Her Hair with a combination of the Magnolia Doohicky Die and Nestibilities Oval dies. I tried to use some softer colors to match up with the Easter eggs.

Here is a closer view of this cute image

Side view of the card

Here is the inside view. I added some lace trim and a couple of embroidery flowers to add some spring touch on this card.

Flat view to show you the dimension of this card

I am using this card for the following challenges:
CI Paints Challenge - Easter
Little Claire's Challenge #3 - Pink & Green
Raise the Bar Challenge #58 - Photo Inspiration
Cooking it Up Challenge #53 - It's a cute green Easter
Fresh Brewed Challenge - Spots and Dots
Scrapbook Sisters Challenge #27 - Spring Flowers
Stampavie and more Challenge #133 - Spring or Easter
Creative Stamp Friends Challenge#21 - Spring
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #59 - Yellow, Blue, Pink & Green
Stamps R Us Challenge - Celebrate Spring

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hope you are able to join us along for this challenge.

Easter-Spring Extravaganza Blog Hop

Good morning to all my fellow crafty friends!! Welcome to the Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest Blog Hop.

If you have hopped here from the talented BARB'S BLOG, you are in the right track. If not, you may want to go back to ANGIE'S BLOG to start this hop.

This hop is for the Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest. Contest is open until April 19th at 11:00 PM EST. Make sure to check the rules over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites website or scroll down to the bottom of this post for details.

I am so excited to be able to join this blog hop with the regular Magnolia-licious Designer Team Members. For this hop, I made an Easter card and hope this will give you some inspirations. This time, instead of colored the image using my favorite Copic markers, I colored it using the Prismacolor Pencils. To be honest with you, this is my first time using the Prismacolor pencils. I bought the box of 48 pencils and used them with the Gamsol odorless mineral spirit for blending with paper stump to color this Little Bunny Tilda image purchased from Magnolia-licious.

First I cut a circle ring and wrapped it with some ribbon and laid Tilda down as she sits inside the ring, then I spread the flowers around this ring. (the color is more close to the pink scheme, because I took this picture under the yellow light bulb and it look more to the brownish scheme.) You can see her correct color on the pictures further down of this post.

Here is my finished card.

Closer view on the colored image and closer view on the embossed shape spread on the left of this card.

Side view of this card

View of the inside

Prismacolor Pencils info:
Skin - PC927, PC936
Blush - Chalk
Hair - PC943
Bunny suit - PC922, PC924, PC928
Tummy & sole of the suit - PC916, PC914, PC941
Bow - PC1008, PC956

Thank you so much for stopping by and your next hop will be over at the sweet PAT'S BLOG. Have fun checking out what awesome projects she prepared for you :o)


Contest Details—How To Play:
Three Categories (you may do ONE PROJECT for each category)

#1-- Full size Magnolia images on an Easter/Spring Themed Card
#2-- "Magnolia Minis Only" on an Easter/Spring Theme Card
#3-- Any Magnolia Easter/Spring Project, anything BUT a card
CONTEST DEADLINE: projects must be uploaded by 11 pm EST on April 19th!! Winners will be announced on May 1st, 2011.

First prize for each category (3 in total) - $150.00 Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-licious Store
Second Prize for each category (3 in total) - $75.00 Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-licious Store
Random prizes chosen by Diana will receive $25.00 Gift Certificates


-You may enter EACH category ONLY ONCE!
-You MUST USE at least one Magnolia image on your project

-Link your image to Magnolia-licious Store if you can in your post
-Place a direct link below in the InLinkz system. If you do not have a direct link to your project you will not be entered. If you need help/directions with this please email Suzanne.
**You do NOT need a blog to link your project to--any online gallery will do **
-The Magnolia-kicious Yahoo Group members will vote for their favorite card/project. Contest is NOT open to Design Team Members of any Magnolia-licious DT Teams but they will be playing and creating to provide lots of inspiration for you!
-Once all projects are uploaded by April 19th voting will start. You may ONLY VOTE 1 time for each category—so three votes in total (the poll will keep track of votes/emails) and yes you may vote for yourself,LOL!
Voting will run from April 20th thru April 27th! Winners will be announced on May 1st 2011!