Friday, February 22, 2013

Spring Colors

A good Friday afternoon to you my friends!

I have a quick midway reminder post for the Twist Of Faith Cards Challenge and our theme this week is SPRING COLORS.  We are so happy to have From the Heart Stamps joining us with their sponsorship for you! Our prize will be a little different this week, as we have THREE $5 VOUCHERS for 3 winners... (we will be awarding these to 3 winners who will receive one $5 voucher each, just wanted to be clear).  For my card, I chose the Garden Friends image. Isn't it just too cute? 
With all of the spring cards being posted around blogland right now, I am most definitely in the mood to get out and start my garden this weekend.  I'll be planting corn, tomatoes, beets, lettuces...  I'm so excited!  I don't doubt that some of you will be shaking your fists at me considering the Midwest just got hammered with snow again, but at least your summers don't hang out in the 110 degree range for four entire months like mine will.  :p
Anyway, like I said, short post.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to take a wander over to the TOFCC blog and see what my oh-so-talented teamies have created for your inspiration.  Have a great day, and better tomorrows!
♥ Laura C.
Crafty Catz Weekly Dies/Punches
Sketch N Stash Sketch #107
Stamp and Create Spring Is Coming
Stamps/Images: From The Heart Stamps (Garden Friends)
Inks: Copic Markers (Flower Pot: E00, E02 - Kitten: R20, W1, W3, W5 - Dog: E33, E37, E29 - Collar: R20, R22, R24, R29 - Grass & Leaves: G95, G99 - Single Flower: R81, R83, R85, YG06 - Sunflowers: Y13, Y15, Y17, E37, E29 - Water Can: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9 - Bird: B00, B02, B05, YR14)  Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo) Momento (Rich Cocoa)
Patterned Paper: Sandylion (Stripes)
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections
Dies: Sizzix (Flower Power #2) QuicKutz (Fence Posts, Photo Corner) Cricut (Elegant Edges, Paper Dolls Dress-up)
Other: Copic (Opaque White) Recollections (Brads)
Misc: Crochet Thread, Sewing Machine

Friday, February 15, 2013

Hap-Bee Birthday

Good Morning Everyone and Happy Friday!

I hope you all have had a good week and that your weekend be awesome!  I would like to start out by sharing some good news in that I have accepted a new DT position at Magnolia Mania.  I have just been itching to share that!  LOL!  And though I swore up and down that I have enough on my plate already, I couldn't help but take the opportunity to work with my favorite stamps on a more regular basis.  Each challenge will start on the 1st and 15th of each month and seeing as how today is the 15th...

I have for you my first DT entry and our challenge theme is PEARLS & LACE.
I've had this one in my head for a while now and am pleased at how it came together.  Honeybee Tilda is colored up with Distress Inks and sits atop her hive like the queen she is.  The bees are made from woodsies that I've had for years and years.  I've used half eggs and hearts that I painted up, antiqued and then brushed with Perfect Pearls.  I made the flowers to match my patterned paper, again, using Distress Inks.  I'm so sad that I didn't make my sentiment to say Hap-Bee Birthday.  By the time I realized it, it was too late and I had already nailed everything down.  SIGH!!!

Anyway, I want to tell you about the prize you can win by entering the Magnolia Mania challenge.  A 10 pound voucher (which I believe is in the vicinity of about $14 us) is being offered up by Bastelmuehle (The Craft Mill).  I went on their site for the first time today and and am excited to have found a new place to shop.

Thank You So Much for stopping by.  The supplies I've used for my card are listed at the bottom of this post.  Have a great day, and better tomorrows!

♥ Laura C.


7 Kids Collage Fund Birthday
Addicted To Stamps Pearls & Swirls
Crafty Catz Weekly Bingo - Lace, Dies/Punches, Kraft
Deep Ocean B is for Bees, Beehive, Birthday, Brown, Blue, Brads
Its A Magnolia Challenge Wooden Embellishments
Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps Happy Birthday
Simply Magnolia Bingo - Flowers, Pearls, Lace


Stamps/Images: Magnolia (Honeybee Tilda)
Inks: Ranger Distress Inks (Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick, Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint
Patterned Papers: Debbie Mumm (Blue Plaid), Recollections (Honeycomb)
Cardstock: Recollections (Kraft)
Dies: Spellbinders (Hexagon)
Punches: EK Success (Lg. Daisy), McGill (Leaf)
Misc: Recollections (Swirly Pearls), Bazzill (Brads), JoAnn (Lace), Mini Wooden Egg Halves and Tiny Wooden Hearts, Ranger (Star Dust Stickles, Perfect Pearls)

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Good Morning my crafty friends and Happy Valentine's Day!

I have for you today, the card that should have been up Tuesday for the Twist Of Faith Cards Challenge.  I apologise for the delay but I am behind due to the sudden decline and death of my kitty cat Isabella.  She was my sweet, sassy girl for over 17 years and though I suspected the day was not too far off, her passing Tuesday morning still caught me a bit off guard.

So here is what I've come up with.  I love the color combination of brown and pink and thought I would go that direction using this gorgeous Magnolia stamp called Gingerbread Tilda.  Though this is a Christmas image, I think she works out nicely in the roll of Valentine with her basket of hearts.
I have used a sketch by Tuesday Morning Sketches as a guide for my layout.  I dyed my ribbon and made my flowers to coordinate with my color palette.
At Twist Of Faith this week our challenge theme is LOVE and our sponsor Michelle Perkett Studio will give our winner their choice of this weeks featured images.  The image I am featuring for MPS is this lovely sentiment "A Friend Loves".
Please pop on over to the Twist Of Faith Blog to take a look at what my talented teamies have designed to inspire you.

Thank You So Much for stopping by today!  Don't forget that my Birthday/Blogaversary candy will be coming up in March and I have gathered up some fantastic stuff so far.  If you would like email updates, just hop on over to my sidebar and enter your email address.  HAVE A WONDERFUL VALENTINE'S DAY!

♥ Laura C.


Deep Ocean B is for - Bow, Button, Brown, Bonnet, Branches
Magnolia Down Under Love Is All Around Us
Simply Magnolia Bingo - Flowers, Ribbon, Punch/Die
Totally Tilda Valentine Tilda
Craft Your Passion My Valentine
Crafting For All Seasons Color Inspiration
Loves Rubber Stamps All About Love
Top Tip Tuesday Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Totally Gorjuss Love
Tuesday Morning Sketches Lovey Dovey


Stamps/Images: Magnolia (Gingerbread Tilda), Michelle Perkett Studios (A Friend Loves)
Inks: Copic Markers (Skin: E00, E02, E04, E11, R20 - Clothes & Shoes: E70, E74, E79, C7 - Trim & Hearts: R20, R22 - Hair: Y21, E31, E33 - Basket: YR21, YR24), Ranger Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick), Color Box (Popcorn)
Patterned Paper: MMI (Hearts), Imaginisce (Scooter Dots)
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections, Georgia Pacific
Dies: Spellbinders (Romantic Rectangles), Memory Box (Woodland Branch), Sizzix (Tim Holtz Tattered Florals
Punches: EK Success (Daisy), McGill (Leaf)
Misc: Pearl Head Pins, Half Pearl Stickers, Seam Binding, Elastic, Heart Button, Tan Crochet Thread
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