Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sweet Tilda

Hello Stampers,

I just wanted to thank you all for your congrats and sweet comments re my excitement of becoming a Magnolia DT. I received serveral hundred emails and have been trying to stop by your blogs to thank you.  

Wow, it has been almost a week since posting a project, I have had my sick Mum staying with me, anyways yes another Easel Card.

I wanted it to be bright & springy, with so many of my blogging friends living in colder parts of the world, I know they are so looking forward to Spring. Here in Australia it has been so hot I am looking forward to Winter, anyways, this fits the Magnolia-licious March Home Page Challenge - Bright and also Just Magnolia's Birthday Challenge.

This is Sweet Tilda from Magnolia's - Raising the Ceiling and  Right Through my Heart Collection, such a perfect name for her don't you think. I've coloured her with Copics, airbrushed the background with some buttery yellow to given her a little glow and added some stickles here and there to give her some sparkle. The gorgeous papers are by Kaisercraft and of course my much loved flowers & silk bows are a must. I also used my new Spellbinders Oval large Scallops, and MS border punch, what a shame I covered it up with the flowers. Maybe I overdid it a little with the flowers but hey Spring has Sprung.

Here's a close up of the sweet sentiment. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have time to fit in some stamping over the weekend and again thanks for all your wonderful comments and emails. Have a great weekend. Big hugs Jodie from Oz

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Easter - Easel Card

Hello Everyone,

It's time for another Magnolia Down Under Challenge - this week we were to make an Easel Card. My very favourite style of card and I am sure you can see how addictive they are, not just by looking at my blog, but looking around blogland, they are hugely popular and come in all shapes and sizes. I hope you'll join us this week and if you've not made one before, they come with a warning "very addictive". I have included some directions below, hope they are not too confusing, please don't hesitate to contact me if you need further info. If you need some inspiration, stop by Magnolia Down Under Challenge Blog to see some amazing cards my fellow DT's came up with.

I used Jay Jay's Sketch from the Challenge this week at Just Magnolia, I rotated the sketch but otherwise stuck to it without braking the rules . Wonderful sketch Jay Jay, I can see I will use this sketch many times.

Card Recipe
Easel Card closed size 15cm x 15cm (6" x6")
Magnolia Stamps -Tilda Hugging Bunny,  Happy Easter (Squiggly) from Easter Collection 2009, Loving Wishes - Winter Stamp Kit/Raising the Ceiling.
Paper - Pale Blue Spots by Bella - Ever After Collection, Pale Pink peeking out from under ribbon Kaisercraft - Hopscotch & the CS is by American Crafts.
Colouring - Copic Markers
Tools - Spellbinders - Rectangles, Scallops & Fancy Labels, Scor Pal, Martha Stewart Border
Other - Ribbon, Flowers, Stickles - Star Dust. Machine Stitching - straight & zig zag.

My finished card size is 15cm square (6")
supplies needed:
Cardstock 30cm x 15cm (12"x6")
Cardstock -15cm x 15cm (6"x6")
score tool/scor pal
Scor Tape/Red Tape or strong adhesive

Easel Card 15cm square cut 30cm x15cm piece of cardstock - score at 15cm & 7.5cm (6" & 3") vertically - valley fold both score lines.

Embellish card front - attach to card base, I find it easier to close the card, sticking the front to the closed card, it's easier to line up.  To hold the card in place you need to add a button, pop dot or some sort of dimension for the card to catch on to keep it from closing.

To resize all you need to remember is score your card in half and then in half again.
Example of sizes: 12.5cm (5") square
Cardstock 25cm (10") x 12.5cm (5") - score at 12.5 (5") & 6.25cm (2.5")

Have a wonderful week, thanks for stopping by & happy stamping.
Hugs Jodie

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sneak Peak - Hoppy Easter Collection 2010

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Raising the Ceiling & Right Through My Heart Stamps now available


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Raising The Ceiling & Right Trought My Heart

Collection 2010


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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Chocolate Box

Happy Tuesday Stampers,

Hope your week is not too busy and you have time for some stamping. My week has been super busy, but I have a couple of things to show you later in the week.

Also, I am bursting at the seams, I just found out something amazing, but I can't share it at the moment, it is killing me holding it in, but hopefully soon I can share it with you, stay tuned.

This fits the Challenge at Just Magnolia - Easter Basket/Container
  my 1st entry was an Easter Basket (see previous post) made with the help of Lena Katrine - amazing Tutorial but for my 2nd entry - this still fits as an Easter Container.
If you are looking for inspiration, visit Just Magnolia's talented DT's, their creations are amazing, Thanks Ladies

You all know how much I love flowers, well I thought this paper mache box would be perfect for a gift for friends birthday filled with some goodies.

The sweet image is Magnolia's Wrapped Tilda from the So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Christmas Collection, but she is perfect for so many occasions. My Fellow DT Tracey from MDUC stampped this sweet image for me before Christmas, but I ran out of time to ink her up. Thanks so much Trace, I love her. I've coloured her with Copics, BG & MME papers, MS border punch, flowers, silk ribbon & braid from my ever growing stash.

Have a great week.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pink & Grey Easter Treats

Happy Sunday Everyone,

Time for another Magnolia Down Under Challenge 32
This week we have a colour challenge, Grey & Pink.

I have also entered this in the Challenge at Just Magnolia
Easter Basket/Container
Special Monthly Challenge Tutorial by Lena Katrine -
here is the Tutorial
I really enjoyed making this wonderful project, thanks Lena.

& thanks to Kellie, I have entered this in the Challenge at  
Cute Card Thursday - Spots & Dots

Kellie has donated the fabulous prize this week, & it happens to be my favourite stamp 
Oops from the Yummy for your Tummy Collection, beautiful flowers, lace & some fabulous Magnolia paper. 

I am so sorry the photo is such poor quality, I am having a few problems with my camera and had to borrow my neighbours. I am hoping to take a few more photos with some close ups over the next few days.

I sent my DH off to buy some Easter goodies for my photo shoot, he returned with bag fulls, not knowing what I wanted & of course I had to taste test them all to see what would be best for the photo LOL. 

I bought this sweet image a while ago and have been itching to ink her up, called Bunny Tilda - Spring Summer 2008 and the sentiment is from Magnolia also - Squiggley Happy Easter  - Easter Collection 2009. I stamped the image twice to give it some extra dimension around her tummy (probably too much chocolate LOL), coloured with copics. I added some machine stitching. Patterned Paper, gray spot - October Afternoon, border punch - EK success, Star Dust Stickles, Diamonte swirls - Prima, CS, ribbon & flowers from stash.  

Have a wonderful week & remember you only have a week to enter, happy crafting.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentine's Vintage Tilda

Hello Lovelies,

Sorry, I am a behind again this week, after catching up from my Christmas holiday break.  Then last week I was struck down with a virus, it started with a bad headache that lasted a few days and grew from there. A very quick post from me today. Thank you to everyone for visiting and leaving such wonderful comments, I will drop by soon to leave you some love in return. Cyber hugs to you all and again thank you.

This card was made for the Challenge over at 
Just Magnolia - Hearts & Flowers.
If you are looking for inspiration, visit Just Magnolia's talented DT's, their creations are amazing.

& Cute Card Thursday - Blooming Gorgeous

Oops, I did not realise at the time of making this card how similar it is to my Christmas Card, oh well at least I'm consistent.

As most of you know I love flowers, I've used a mixture of flowers, some heart paper, a heart button sewn onto the silk bow. The images are both from Magnolia, another favourite from the latest Christmas collection So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe, Vintage Tilda, perfect for occasions all year round. The doily is from the wonderful Kellie of Magnolia Down Under. Coloured with copic markers.

Have a great week.