Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Zoe's Birthday Celebration!

Happy Wednesday or Thursday depending on where you live! 

It's an exciting day today (now Thursday in Australia) because it's our Make it Crafty SUPER gal ZOE's birthday so let's celebrate!

Happy Birthday ZOE!!

Our crafty Barbara (Little Miss Muffet Stamps) has created the Zoe Hatter image below especially for Zoe so everyone in blogland can join in the fun to celebrate her big day.
This Zoe Hatter image will be available as a freebie for today only in celebration for Zoe's Birthday!  If you want to play along, just email Barbara at and as long as it's September 27th anywhere in the world then the offer is still open! Share your creations in the MiC FB Group and LMMS FB Group too - we'd love to see what you make!

Don't forget to drop by to wish Zoe a Happy Birthday and thanks so much for visiting today!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Funky Backpack Tag

Hi there crafty friends!  It’s back to school for my girls this week.  My oldest is so excited to be starting middle school so I wanted to make a tag for her backpack using a funky image as she’s getting older and the COOL factor is soooo important ~ lol.  I made this simple tag using Felicity, which is one of the NEW fabulous digis from the 60s Girlfriends Collection.  Now these beauties are so funky with sweet attitude and that oh yeah factor so I knew my big girl would think Felicity was COOL enough to sport on her backpack!!
Here’s the list of Copics I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E31 & R20 ~ Hair: E50, E29, E25 & E37 ~ Jacket: E50 & E31 ~ Hat & Scarf:YR09, YR05, YR15 & Y38 ~ Boots:  E18, E17, E15 &E00 ~ Outline: BG10
I made a booboo (well more than one if you look closely – lol) when I coloured the skin accidentally using E31 instead of E00.  Well, I went over the E31 with E00 and I quite like the combo so I’ll be purposely using that one again.  Colouring is what I find the most difficult to do as I want everything just perfect.  BUT, I have to admit that mistakes usually end up being a good thing – usually – and I learn a lot from them on how to do things another way.  Soooo my pearls of wisdom for the day are HAVE FUN and PLAY.
Here’s a pic of the tag on the backpack. I added 2 pearls to the tag after taking the pictures above as I felt those areas needed a little extra something.
I couldn't resist having all the fabby Girlfriends in the collection Here.  Checkout the MIC Store Blog for more wonderful inspiration, colouring techniques, tips and tutorials.
Make it Crafty Products Used:
MIC Felicity Digi
printed on MIC Blending Card  
Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Butterflies and Blooms at Magnolia-licious

Hello crafty friends!  It's time for the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog's Inspiration Challenge.  The uber talented Jane is hosting this challenge and has provided the picture below for your inspiration.

Since there's only one week left of summer holidays before the kids go back to school, I couldn't resist stamping Tilda with Slate, available at the Magnolia-licious online store.  She's an oldie but a goodie!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

This is my last DT card for the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  I am honoured to have been part of such a fabulous group of talented ladies.  It has been a pleasure to play along with the DT and work with the wonderful Diana, owner of the Magnolia-licious online store.

Be sure to check out the inspiring work of the DT and don't forget to have fun getting crafty and playing along with the challenges. How awesome would it be to be the random winner of a $25 gift certificate to spend at Magnolia-licious!

Thanks so much for your visit and any comments you leave.


Supply List:
  • Magnolia Tilda with Slate stamp
  • Copics: Hair E29, E25, E31 & E50 ~ Face & Arms E000, E00, E11 ~ Outfit/Bow R81, R83, R85, B91, B95, B97, B0000, Y00, Y11, Y15 & Y23 ~ Shoes C01, C03, C05 & C07.
  • K & Co 6x6 Merryweather Paper Pack
  • Magnolia Antique Lace Doohickey die for edge of card
  • Prima Rhinestone swirl 
  • Butterfly Chipboard corner from Make it Crafty & small silver pearls from stash

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August Magnolia-licious Colour Challenge

Hello everyone!  Hope you are enjoying your summer!  Isn't it just flying by like the blink of an eye!!

I took some downtime in July and now I'm back with August's Pink/Blue/Cream colour challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  Hope you get a chance to play along with us.

I stamped Rocking Tilda, currently available as a mini at the Magnolia-licious online store.  I coloured her with Copics but my colouring's a bit rusty.  It's been a month since I picked up my Copics so I need to get back into the swing of colouring - lol.

Supply List:

  • Magnolia Rocking Tilda stamp
  • Copics: Hair E25, E31, E33 & E50 ~ Face & Arms E000, E00, E11 ~ Outfit R81, R83 &R85 ~ Shoes B91, B95 & B97 ~ Hoola Hoop Y00, Y11, Y15 & Y23
  • K & Co 6x6 Merryweather Paper Pack
  • Magnolia Antique Lace Doohickey die for edge of card
  • Spellbinder Classic Ovals (small and large)
  • Prima Rhinestone swirl
  • Fine Swirls Chipboard (butterfly) from Make it Crafty
  • Pearls from stash
Thanks for your visit and any comments you leave.  I really appreciate you stopping by.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Pink, Orange, White & Green at Magnolia-licious

Happy Tuesday!  Here's my card for this month's Pink, Orange, White and Green Colour Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  

Featured on my card is Rose Scent Tilda, currently available as a mini, at the Magnolia-licious online store.  Swirl created with a Magnolia Doohickey die (currently out of stock).  Flowers are a mix of Wild Orchid Crafts & Prima and the leaves were created with a punch.  Image coloured with Copics.

Here's a few challenges I'm entering:
My post is brief as school is winding down and things are busy busy.  Thanks for your visit and I hope everyone has a fabulous upcoming Father's Day weekend.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Dreams at MIC

Hi Everyone!  We've been getting some nice weather on and off here in SW Ontario and it made me think of this MIC image called Summer Dreams.  Isn’t the name just perfect!  I’m dreaming of summer and getting away from all the busy hustle and bustle of everyday activities to somewhere peaceful with nothing but a soft summer breeze blowing through my hair ~ LOL.

Here’s a list of the supplies used to create the card:
  • Image:  MIC Summer Dreams
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11 & R20
  • Dress, Hat & Shoes: Y0000, Y11, Y13, Y17, RV10, RV21, RV25, & Blender
  • Hair: E30, E13, E18 & E23
  • Chipboard: MIC Fine Swirls
  • Embellies:  Flowers by Prima & half-back pearls from my stash
  • Papers: MIC Blending Card Stock and Bo Bunny
  • Ink: Tumbled Glass ~ Tim Holtz Distress Ink
BTW, have you heard there's lots of new digi characters and backgrounds at MIC.  Be sure to also check out the rest of the DTs fabulous creations plus tips and tutorials at the MIC Store Blog.  Thanks for popping by today and have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Maria

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Magnolia-licious Inspiration Challenge

Happy Tuesday!  Here's a picture for this month's Inspiration Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  I'm hostess this month and thought it could be an Anything Goes with the option of embossing.

Here's my card which did not photograph well especially the flowers which are not red but a fuchsia shade of pink IRL. Oooh DUH ~ Since the card is white on white, I should have used a darker background for contrast. 

I used an older Magnolia called Sitting Baby Tingla and the Congratulations sentiment.  It's currently out of stock but Diana has an amazing assortment of adorable baby stamps in stock perfect for a baby shower, a congrats on your new arrival or even 1st birthday.  Card background created with the Heritage Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The rest of the materials used are listed below.

Paper: MIC Blending card stock
Ink: Encore Metallic Pink Pigment ink for background, Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic:  E000, E00, E01, E11, E18, E23, E30, B0000, B01, B02, Y0000, Y11, Y13, Y17, R20, RV02, RV23 & RV25
Cherish Pebble:  Prima
Other: Flowers, pearls and brads from stash

Have a great week and don't forget to join in the fun for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Magnolia-licious online store.  Can't wait to see your creation.