Monday, June 27, 2011

Sweetie Tilda on Vintage Couch card for Magnolia-licious' Inspiration Challenge

Hello everyone. Hope you all had a great weekend. I didn't have much time creating last week due to my dad's illness. However, he is getting better, so I had a chance to finished this Magnolia-licious Inspiration Challenge card on the weekend. Our sweet DT member, Paola picked the following photo for this time's inspiration challenge. Remember, you could be a lucky random pick winner of $25.00 gift certificate from Magnolia-licious. All you have to do is to participate the challenge by creating a project using the inspiration photo below. You can click on the Magnolia-licious Inspiration Challenge link above and find out more info.

My card today used Sweetie Tilda from Magnolia-Licious. I sit her on this Vintage Couch. From the inspiration picture, that pair of slippers caught my attention too, so I added a pair of 'white slippers' that I found from a package of Jolee's embellishment. However, the slippers has a title "bride" on it, so what I did was, I colored it pink with a Copic marker, then use the black color to overwrite it with the initial "T" for Tilda. I am also using my card for other challenges, please scroll to the bottom of this post for information.

Here is my finished card from the inspiration photo.

Closer view on these images

Side view of this card

Here is the area for writing. I also added a twine bow

I am using this card for the following challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow C#6 - Flower
Little Claire's Design #10 - Pink & Brown
CCEE1125 - Use pink
Secret Crafter Challenge #140 - Embossing
Craft Your Passion Challenge #64 - Seeing Red
Creative Stamp Friends Challenge #28 - Dots
Hooked On Craft Challenge #2 - Flowers
KB Cute Monday Challenge #19 - Use Flowers
Magnolia Monday #7 - Pretty in Pink
Make it Monday #43 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by and please be also check out my fellow DT members' wonderful creations for inspirations by clicking their names under the Magnolia-licious DT on my sidebar. Hope to see you again soon :o)

My 1st Mermaid Explosion Box

Good morning to you all. Today I would like to share with you an explosion box. In fact, this is my very first explosion box. I am so impressed looking other bloggers' wonderful explosion boxes. I thought I need to make one but just never got around to. I bought these Mermaid Collection Digi Stamps from Make it Crafty. So I used some of them for this under the sea scene project. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I am also using this project for the following challenges:
Make it Colorful Special Challenge - Category 1 (Merge as many Make It Crafty images into one scene
The Corrosive Challenge #122 - Water
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #86 - Ribbons and Lace
Dream Valley Challenge 10 - Ribbon
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #61 - Make it Sparkle
Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Lace, glitter, flowers)
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 157 - Ribbon and Bows

Here is the finished explosion box

Here is the box when it is opened

Here is a closer view on this image called Siren of Pearls

Here is another one called Cordelia the Mermaid

Closer view to show you the way I adhered these two images together.

Top view to show you the inside

Here is the bow and inside panels

And the panel outside of the box

The flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I made a little arrangement and put it on the lid.

That's all I have to share with you today and hope you like what I prepared. Thank you so much for coming by today and please come again tomorrow for the Magnolia-licious Inspiration Challenge card :o)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Magnolia Tilda & Edwin Wedding Cake Centerpiece

Good morning and hope you all enjoyed your weekend everyone! Today my sisters will be leaving and going back to the States, so I will be busy working on catching up with some of my 1/2 finished work, lol
Today, I am posting this altered project I made especially for my nephew and his bride to be.
I am so inspired by the super talented fellow designer team-mate Angela's altered cake post 1 and altered cake post 2. What a wonderful idea! I decided to make one for my nephew and his girl friend. They are getting marry this coming September. I confirmed with them on the wedding colors and these colors are blue, brown, grey/silver and white. First, I embossed the pattern paper before wrapping around the cake. The Bridal Couple from Magnolia-licious is a great stamp for me to use on this wedding theme creations. I used this image for so many wedding projects and just never get tired of it. Most of the embellishments on this cake is from Wild Orchid Crafts such as lace trims and flowers. The stacking box for the cake base is from another talented DT of Magnolia-licious Store, Angie Hunt's online store Love To Stamp. I made a little stand to hold the couple up for the cake top by punching out a piece of circle and used a strip of DP/cardstock to fold a triangle shape. Adhered one side of this triangle on the circle, then adhered this Bridal Couple image on the other side of triangle to sit the image on the cake top. That way the cake top can be removed easily and changed to another one if they decided to use more than one cake top (ie. one for daytime and one for night time).

I am also using this creation for the following challenges:
Totally Tilda Challenge #25 - Tilda on anything but a card
Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge #55 - Wedding
CES Challenge #41 - Lots of Sparkly Flowers
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday - Photo Inspiration
Fairy Knoll Challenge - Sparkle
JAI #72 - Add Some Coloring In (Copic Markers)
Southern Girls Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap Challenge #11 - Lace & Ribbon
Paper Creations Ink Challenge #2 - Lace & Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Bingo (Flower, Lace, Shape- oval cake)
Tip Top Tuesday Challenge #38 - Open Challenge

Here is my finished Wedding Cake Centerpiece

Here is a closer view of this image

More view of the cake and closer view of the flowers. I added some stickle on them

Here is the view from the top

Here is the back of the cake and you can see the back of the triangle that makes the image stand for the cake top

Side view of this card

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hope you will find this an inspiring post and remember to check out Angela's wonderful blog :o)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day Pilot Edwin Cake Card

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers!! Hope you all are having a fun and happy Father's Day. My father is in a nursing home. Since my USA sisters are here joining all my local sibling together, we will be going to my dad's nursing home to bring him special lunch. As this past week I have all my sisters here for a visit, I really didn't have much time doing anything in my craftroom. However, we do enjoy the company. Then I thought, well...Father's Day, I really wanted to do a Father's Day card to post. I actually colored this image and did the cake card base earlier and finally just quickly assembled it together. Because of my lack of time, I really didn't do much details but rather leave it simple. This card is made with Pilot Edwin of the 2010 Bon Voyage Collection I bought from Magnolia-licious a while ago. The Father's Day sentiment is from Stampin Up.

I am also using this card for the following challenges:
Glitter Geeks Week 2 Challenge - Male/Father's Day
Craft Us Crazy Challenge #10 - Father's Day and/or Masculine Theme
Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge - Father's Day
Mami Doodles Challenge #28 - Card For a Boy or Man
Dutch Dare Card Challenge 117 - For the Boys
Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps Challenge #56 - One For the Boys
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge - Card/project for the Boys/Men
2 Sisters Challenge #44 - For a Guy
Paper Creator's Craft Challenge #1 - For the Men
Simply Stampin Challenge #12 - You've Got Male (Stampin Up Sentiment)
My Creative Moments Word Play Weekend #6 - Blue

Here is my finished Father's Day cake card

Closer view of this image.

Side view of this card

Closer view on how I tied this charm with the twine.

Closer view on the candle box and the cake

Here is the card front

Here is a view showing you when this card is closed

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon. Remember a few post previous, I mentioned I will share an altered project. I will be posting this altered project very soon, so please stay tune :o)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tropical Hawaiian Wedding Cake Card

Good morning!! Remember I made the book card for my friend who had a wedding in Hawaii earlier? Well, I also made her this Hawaii theme cake card which I gave her at the same time too, but forgot to post. I just love these TGF stamps, Hula Anya and Surfer Ian. They are just perfect stamps for this Hawaiian theme card.

I am also using this card for the following challenges:
Farm Fresh Friday Challenge - Get Sentimental
ABC Challenge - W is for Wedding
For Fun Challenges - Summer Fun or bright color
Little Darlings Challenge #1 - Summer Theme
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #19 - Wedding Bliss
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #23 - Summer card
Anything Goes Challenge Blog #43 - Summer
Crafts and Me Challenge #39 - Bling
The Paper Shelter Challenge #18 - Punches and Dies
Sweet Stamps Challenge #19 - Embossing, dry or heat
Hooked on Craft Challenge #1 - Anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #87 - Fancy Folds
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Let's Play Bingo (Shape, Ribbon, Sentiment)

Here is my finished card.

Closer view of the sentiment stamps of Magnolia-licious.

Closer view of these cute images and I embossed the background DP.

Closer view of the card front and the inside of this card.

Here is a closer view of the card. I bend the red & white wires into heart shapes and used them as the cake top and added some hand curled red foils from a garland embellishment I got from Valentine's Day time as extra decoration around the hearts.

Side view of this easel card

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hope you like this fun cake card idea :o)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Airbrushed Background Summer Night for Beautiful Tilda

Good morning everyone. I hope you can get a chance to play the coloring challenge of pink over at Magnolia-licious Challenge.
Well, I did another Tilda card to post for today. For some reason, I wanted to play with the airbrush with Copics although I had no idea what to use it for. After some thinking, I decided to just spray a background to be used on this card. I took some photo paper, covered a circle, then sprayed a darker background, then took out the BEAUTIFUL TILDA stamp and used it with some bright colors to spray as I wanted it to stand out from that dark background.

I am going to use this card for the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge #13 - Fairies
DDH #8 - Pearls & Lace
KB Cute Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamps with Fun Challenge #115 - Pearls and Flowers
Catch the Bug Challenge - Pearls and Lace
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #84 - Flower Power
Top Tip Tuesday #38 - Open Challenge

Here is my finished card. Dark airbrush background with a bright colored Tilda

Closer view of this colored image and I added some stickle on her

A closer view on the airbrushed background

side view of this card

Flat view showing you the dimension of this card

View of inside

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you like what I prepared for you today. See you soon as I will have an altered project to share with you :o)