Friday, July 30, 2010

Tilda Waves Goodbye..............!

Good afternoon and a very happy Friday!!!! Tanja came up with a most wonderful sketch this week over at Friday Sketchers. It was absolutely wonderful working with this sketch....thanks, Tanja! (Das hast Du wunderschoen gemacht!)
The image, of course, is from the new Bon Voyage collection. Isn't she darling????
I propped her up on Nellie Snellen dies. The ribbons are Raspberry Ribbons and Webster's Pages. The charm is from Michael's and the beautiful papers are designed by Lise-Lotte. Hope you like this cutie and thanks so much for visiting! Hugs, Christina

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Good evening everyone! I made this quick card for Cute Card Thursday where the text should be the main focus. The text is computer generated and I might add that it is also my husband's favorite toast at any family gathering. With that in mind, I think I will send this card to our son for his birthday....this should put a smile on his face!
I used papers from DCWV Once Upon a Time, flower is by Prima, lovely corners are from Megahobby and the beer mug is a stamp from Custer's Last Stamp. I used liquid applique to give it a frothy look and I applied crystal lacquer on the beer stein.
Thanks for visiting. Hugs!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hanglar Angels

Good morning and a very happy Wednesday. My weekend starts today...yippeeeeee!!!!
Time to craft!!!
I made this hAnglar easel card for this week's Lovely Hanglars Only challenge which simply requires lace on the card. I utilized papers and lace from Webster's Pages.
The gardinias were purchased for me by my dear friend. The leaves are a Magnolia die.
I used a flower MS corner/border punch and heart shaped pearls from my stash.
Hope you like this card and thank you so much for visiting my blog. Comments make my day.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hanglar Challenge

Good afternoon to all my blogging friends. Today I would like to show you a card I made using Claudia's wonderful sketch. She challenged a couple of her friends to play along using a Hanglar image and I decided to join in on the fun this time. Check out Claudia, Jacque, and Carole's blogs to see their wonderful creations. Sorry, I don't know how to link to their respective blogs!!!!
I used BG double scoop papers. The border around my image is Stempelgledge.
Hope you like it and thank you for visiting. Hugs!

Monday, July 26, 2010

I love my Bike

Good afternoon everyone! I just finished this card for Stamp with Fun Challenge 69 which calls for a "young man card". I decided to use this cute hAnglar image.
The papers are BG max & whiskers and the chipboard letters are from K&Co. The image is colored with copics.
Thanks for visiting. hugs, Christina

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Vintage Tilda

Good afternoon to all my blogging friends! Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday....we are finally seeing the sun in Wisconsin! Life is great!!!!!
I just finished this card for Just Magnolia Week 65 which wants us to create a "vintage" card...hope I have managed to accomplish that!!!
I also made this card for MMSC63 using a sketch provided by them. I chose the less complicated sketch.....thanks for giving us the choice!!!!
I used all papers from my stash and the petal is by Pink Paislee Fascinating Petals.
In addition to Magnolia, I also used Stempelglede stamps! The image is colored with copics.
Hope you like this card and thank you so much for visiting. Hugs! Christina

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Child's Prayer

Hello everyone....wishing you a very happy weekend! I received this stamp from a dear friend and I think the image is just so precious. It's a Belles 'n Whistles stamp called "A child's Prayer". The papers used are from the BG Porcelain collection and the lovely ribbon is from Webster's Pages. The beautiful corner adorner is also a gift from a dear friend. The image, of course, is colored with copics.
I made this card for Cute Card Thursday Challenge 122 utilizing the wonderful sketch by the very talented Deb.
Thank you for visiting. I appreciate it!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tilda with Peony

Greeting to all my blogging friends and wishing you all a wonderful Friday....yayyyyyy!!
I thought it was time to finally ink up this beauty from the Magnolia wedding collection. She is one of my favorite much fun to color!
I made this card for Stamp with Fun with a sketch provided by the fabulously talented Tina46. The beautiful lace is from Webster's Pages, as well as the sparklers.
Flowers are from Prima and the papers are Girls Paperie....thank you Claudia!!!!!
Thank you for visiting. Your comments make my day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mermaid Tilda

Hello everyone! Most of you have received your new kits by now and lovin' those stamps. Of course, I had to ink up this cute mermaid right away.
I used some wonderful papers I received as a gift from my dear friend Claudia...thanks so much! I think they are perfect for this sweet image.
The flowers are from Prima and the crystals are from Magnolia. I believe the charms are from Magnolia-licious.
Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment. Hugs!

Another Winner!!!!!

Hello everyone! Cathylynn informed me that she already has a Magnolia summer kit.
Therefore, I am giving her the shopping spree and I proceeded to draw a new name from the Comments section. Sooooo....without further ado....the winner of the Magnolia kit is: Marie
Marie, please email me at for details.

Monday, July 19, 2010


I want to take this opportunity and thank all the wonderful ladies who took the time to comment on my Tilda in Paris card. I have therefore selected TWO winners from the Comments Section:
DANIELLE are the winner of a $50 shopping spree at MAGNOLIA-

CATHYLYNN...... you are the winner of the new Magnolia Summer Kit

If you already have the kit, please let me know and I will pick another winner!

As my followers already know, I do not announce candy ahead of time.....instead, I
draw a name from my comments section and the winner gets the shopping trip to Magnolia-licious,and, on occasion, maybe another store!
Congratulations to the winners!!!!! Happy stamping, Christina

P.S. please email me at for details.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tilda in Paris

Good afternoon.....hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend! As you can see, this image is from the new Bon Voyage Collection. I made this card for MMSC62, taking a few liberties I might add! The papers are by Dove of the East Paris Vintage. The swirl is a T.Holtz die and the roses are Prima. Tilda is colored with copics. I am also entering this card in the Magnolia Lovers Challenge which is called "Have a nice trip".
Thank you for visiting. Hugs, Christina

Friday, July 16, 2010

hAnglar girl with birdhouse

Hello everyone! Am I rushing the seasons here??? I know summer is always too short, but I ran across this gorgeous paper yesterday by Bo Bunny called "Tuscany Garden" and I just had to use it with this cute hanglar image. I didn't make this card for any other reason except for my own pleasure. The raffia was a gift from my dear friend Jacque. Thanks Hon!
The sunflower stickers are from MS. Hope you like it and thank you so much for visiting.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lovely Hanglar Hello

Good Afternoon everyone......hope you are having a wonderful day! I made this card for Lovely Hanglar Only glitter challenge. I think this paper definitely is the beautiful Bo Bunny Limited Edition Glitter Series Jazmyne paper. It is difficult to capture the true beauty of this paper on a photograph. The ribbon is from Raspberry Ribbons. The hanglar images are colored with copics.
This card was inspired by a gorgeous card I saw many months ago placing several images in circles.....wish I could remember where I saw it so that I can give credit where credit is due.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Hugs, Christina

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tilda in Red

Good afternoon....hope you are having a wonderful weekend. My great niece loved my last card using this adorable image, but she wanted Tilda to wear a red dress. It was her special wish for her birthday card, so, of course, I went to work right away!!! Have to make our sweet Rachel happy!!!!
I used Laura Ashley papers for this card and the lacy ribbon is from my Mom's sewing basket.
The rhinestones I used for her necklace and earrings are from Michael's, as well as the pearls.
Flower is from Prima to which I applied gold stickles.
I used the lovely sketch by the very talented Andrea-Emmi41 and I will enter this card for the Stamp with Fun challenge.
Thanks for your kind comments. Hugs, Christina

Friday, July 9, 2010

Flower Girl

Hello and good evening! I just finished this card for Friday Sketchers #110 following the sketch by the ueber-talented Jacque. I loved working with this fabulous sketch......thank you Jacque!
After I finished this card, I realized that it also fits the requirements for Just Magnolia. Their challenge this week requires 3 flowers, 2 papers and one ribbon.
For this card I used the flower girl from the new Magnolia Wedding Collection. I beautiful papers are from Melissa Frances. I also used an MS border punch and flowers from Magnolia and my dear friend Jacque. She also gave me the gorgeous ribbon you see on this card.
Love, love it!!!!!!
If you wish to be inspired, then go on over to Just Magnolia and Friday Sketchers and view the gorgeous creations by all those talented artists.
Thank you so much for visiting and I always appreciate your comments. Hugs and wishing you a wonderful weekend. Christina

Mimosa for MMSC61

Good morning everyone! I made this card for MMSC61 using papers from BG Capella.
I used a white souffle pen on the flowers to give them some depth and MS punches and pearls.
The lovely flower is from Maya Road. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs, Christina

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lida in the Garden

Hello fellow bloggers! I just finished this card (in a hurry, I might add!) for the new challenge blog at Papilio Stamps. Oh my, they have some really gorgeous new stamps and even a digi stamp is now available. I used Webster's Pages for my card, Prima flowers and MS pearls.
Sorry, I don't remember where I got the charm, but I thought it would be the perfect fit.
The border punch is also MS. Hope you like it and thank you for visiting. Hugs, Christina

Monday, July 5, 2010

Miss Tilda with parasol for FS#109

Hello everyone .....wishing you all a wonderful week ahead! Hope you all had a happy and safe July 4th holiday!
This sweet Tilda is from the new wedding collection. I colored her sometime ago, but didn't quite know how I would incorporate her into a card. Then I saw the new sketch by the very talented Inge for Friday Sketchers #109 and decided to use her with that sketch. The sketch was really fun to work with. All the papers used are from Magnolia. The lace is from my stash and I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist for a little shimmer. The flowers are from Prima and I used a Cuttlebug folder behind Tilda.. The beautiful corner adorner was a gift from a dear friend.
Thanks for visiting! hugs, christina

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Good afternoon everyone! Over at Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group, our theme for the July Mingle is "butterflies". I hope my mingle partner will like the card I made for her. I used my favorite T. Holtz papers and the fancy butterflies were a gift from my wonderfully talented friend Jacque.
Thanks Hon! The image was colored with copics.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful holiday weekend. Hugs!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fairy Play for MMSC60

Good evening everyone! I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all my Canadian friends a very Happy Canada Day and a very happy 4th of July for all my fellow Americans.
I made this card for MMSC60 using an image from the new Belles 'n Whistles Forever Young Collection called "Fairy Play". The image, of course, is colored with copics and the papers are BG Two Scoops. The flower is from Prima and the dew drops are Robin's Nest. I applied Diamond stickles on the wings and the ribbon was a gift from my dear friend.
Hope you like this card and thank you so much for visiting. Hugs, Christina


This is my very first candy alert! The following person in my Comments Section has won a $60.00 shopping spree at Magnolia-licious stamps:

Unlike other bloggers, I will not announce candy ahead of time. Instead, I will periodically pick a name from my Comments section at any given time and she/he will win a shopping trip at the Magnolia-licious store.

Congratulations Suzan!!! Please contact me for details at