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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Full Circle New Year

This incredible idea is from the fabulous Norma at From My Craft Room!  She is a fabulous crafter with some awesome ideas so check out her site for some great inspiration.

This is a circle easel card with a hidden panel in the bottom.  Norma's instructions are easy to follow so don't be afraid to give this a try. I am entering this one in TOMIC (The Official Magnolia Ink Challenge) and in the Color Me Creative Classroom and also in the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge.

The TOMIC Challenge this week is New Years and the 7 Kids College Fund is New Year Hopes and Dreams.  Color Me Creative is gold/cream and white.  The Color Me Creative site has some really cool pictures up for inspiration so again, check them out.

Tilda was colored with E51, 50, 000 for her dress; E33, 35, 53, 51, 50 for her hair and I also added some Prismacolor Pencil in Goldenrod; E21, 00, 000, 000 for her skin and her star was Smooch in Gold Lame.  I think the star stick was E33, 35 and 31.

The flowers were sponged with Brilliance Ink in Galaxy Gold.  All of the circles are Spellbinders dies.

The Happy New Year phrase was done with Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls and the inside phrases are embossed with gold embossing powder.

One more of the secret hidden panel in the base.  I just love the idea of "secret compartments" in a card!!

I would love to hear what you think of this one and once again, wish me luck on the challenges.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Here's a new card for the winter and holiday season.  I used Frosty with Snowflake from the Magnolia Ink collection and colored with Copics.  I thought coloring the snowman would be easy but believe it or not, coloring "white" is a challenge!

I used the following Copic colors:

C1; B00, B0000 and then C0 for the snowman
BV00, 01, 11, 13 for the hat and scarf
C1, 3 for his nose and buttons
RV00 on his cheeks

I also used Flower Soft in Polar White for the hat band and pompom
Illuminate Smooch was painted on the snowflake
Liquid Applique was used for the ground snow

I punched out many snowflakes using two different Martha Stewart punches and stuck them all over the left hand side.  The "Wonder" phrase is taken from a Penny Black stamp and embossed with blue powder.

I am entering this one into three different challenges:

Just Magnolia - White, snow/snowflakes or both is the category
Mad for Markers - Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas/Holiday

It's been quite awhile since I entered any challenges so once again, wish me luck on these. 

If you would like any other details just let me know and I will try to help.