Friday, 21 April 2017

King for the Day - Mo's DT

Happy weekend to each one of you! I hope you are doing well.

Today I have a male Birthday card to share with you, using a sweet image from Mo's store. The name of this digital stamp is King for the Day. Male cards are always more challenging to me, as I looove embellishing my cards, and I am so limited when it comes to creations meant for men.

But these sweet and versatile images it becomes much more easier :) Thanks Mo!!

I used Copics for my colouring, and some papers which have long been in my stash, which I had left aside on purpose to be at hand when I needed a male card. This one was made for one of the sisters' dad, as he soon has his Birthday.

Isn't he cute with a beer in his hand, and the Television remote in the other? :)

I added some faux wooden letters to the sentiment, which sentiment I arranges around the image using Word.  Then some scraps of the same papers and some Washi tape, a King's crown charm and some gold coloured brads.

I hope this card inspires you, and that you find this image handy, together with so many more, for your male projects. If so look no further - and pop over to Mo's Store.

Sending you gigantic hugs to your part of the world, thanking you for prayers and well wishes during this rough period. Thank you to my awesome Community who walks with me this journey everyday, and a huge thank you to the Design Teams I am part of who understand perfectly my current situation, and have patience with me when I do not finish my projects on time. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart; I am such a lucky girl!!

A couple of challenges for this sweet fella:

I Love Promarkers  #333 - Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Men/Boy challenge

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper challenge  - April challenge

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

A happy Tilda - Magnolia-licious DT

A special Easter Hi to you who came to visit me here today! I hope you had a lovely Family day and enjoyed this Special Feast in any way which you like :)

Today marks the start of a new Challenge at Magnolia-licious, an easy "Anything Goes" is the theme for challenge number #7. 

This time I decided to colour my Wihoo Emoji Tilda with Copics, and place her as the centre piece in this fun card. This is a stamp I had won from Craft Heaven Challenge, and I'm glad I got to play with it :) 

Even though mum's health situation is a very delicate one at the moment, I felt that creating this card, bit by bit, did have a calming effect on me. Unfortunately mum is still in hospital, and things seem to be very complicated. But I know God is there - giving her peace and serenity, even though she always hated hospitals. It is not easy to see her so frail and so dependent on us when I know how difficult this thing is for her. The truth is that she always manage to teach me a lot without any words - even in these situations, her faith is showing in her strength and her acceptance of all that this constant treatment entails. 

Anyway... no more babbling from my side! Back to my card... 

The colouring of this cutie was very easy peasy, and to go with her cute smiley face I decided on a green and pink colour combo. I think these colours bring out the happy feeling this stamp gives, and they are perfect to use for a lot of different occasions. 

Unfortunately, I do not know the name of the papers I used, as they were among other loose paper in my stash, and could not remember from what company they are. 
Let me remind you that you can find this particular stamp and various Magnolia and other stamp collections, embellishments and lots of new additions in Magnolia-licious Store

For this card I also used some lovely dies from the Doo Hickey volume 10 kitLook at those cute butterfly wings, dragonflies, and also the lovely hearts which I tagged behind the main image. 

Other dies I used on this card are: Go Kreate, Impression Obsession Die, Dienamics 

Other embellishments I added were: cheesecloth, self-adhesive pearls, ribbon, lace, and some gesso here and there for that soft feel. 

 Some flowers were a must for pretty Tilda! 

I hope you let me know what is your opinion about the card, but also that you pop over on the challenge blog and see for yourself the cute projects that the DT prepared for you. Please do come and join the fun, and inspire us with your talents! And do not forget that Shawn is offering one Random Winner a $20 Gift Certificate to be spent in the Store!! 

Last but not least, I humbly ask you to keep supporting with prayers for mum, so that she will not be in a lot of pain during this rough time. Thank you to each one of  those who leave me private messages on Fb, send emails etc. A big hug also to the sweet people who are sending me lovely crafting RAKs as a sign of love and support - the smile you manage to bring on my face is a ray of hope! You are AMAZING people!! :) God bless each of you!!! 

Some challenges for this happy face: 

Addicted to Stamps  #146 - not a square Card 

Magnolia Forever # 52- Spring 

Noor Designs April Challenge - Flowers

The Ribbon Girl - use any image

Midweek Magnolias  - Anything goes with a Magnolia image 

Craft Heaven Shop  - Scent of flower

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia  - Easter or Anything Goes

Deep Ocean Challenge blog #153 - Spring 

Many Blessings

"We are the Easter people, and Alleluia is our Song!" 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Hanglar card

I would like to share with you today a Hanglar thank you card for the Hospital Ward staff where my mum is being cared for at the moment.

Yesterday i was a bit sick and I could not visit, so to keep my mind off a bit from meany thoughts I coloured this Hanglar image that I had, and did a quick card with it.

I encountered a sketch which I liked on the Sketchy Challenges blog, and I decided that it can fit nicely into what I had in mind to do, cute but not too complicated as it had to be finished within a couple of hours. 

Image was coloured using Copics, and I added different types of flowers to it, together with some die-cuts, doily, rhinestones, bling, round stamped sentiments and dry embossing panel. 

I also added this thank you sentiment, a stamp from Sweet Pea Designs, very cute - I think it fitted perfectly.

As for the inside I kept it clean and simple, but I think the heartbeat idea of that stamped design from the same set is cool for the Nurses and staff. What do you think? :)

Finally some challenges for this Babe, not to feel alone and abandoned :) 

Sketch used from The Sketchy Challenges Blog

Allsorts Challenge - Bring on the bling

Stamping Sensations - April Anything goes

Big hugs and love you all!! 

Please keep mum and all the family in your prayers. xx Wishing you all a Holy Week!!

Friday, 7 April 2017

Mo Manning DT - Tiny Oak

Hello my lovely friends!

Yesterday we started a new challenge on DP2 Challenge, but it was a hard day for me at hospital with mum, who is very poorly and very very weak right now, so I did not find the time and mental energy to post about it. Sorry for that.

For this challenge I used a very cute digital stamp designed by Mo. This sweet fairy holding an acorn is called Mighty Oak. You can find it in Mo's STORE together with an increasing number of sweet images for all occasions. It is always so hard to choose from all the cuteness.

This particular stamp comes also with a separate text which says "Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow."

I had in mind to use this same sentiment with this stamp, for I sense hope in this message, an encouragement for the receiver of this card. I had already printed the sentiment, but then I realised I did not have enough space for it. Then I decided to do something else; I wrote with separate letters "HOPE never fails".

I coloured this sweet fairy using Copic markers, also using Stickles on her cute fairy wings. She is very easy to colour. One can also choose to paper-piece her onesie. Thinking a bit out of the box,I used Gesso to create the spots on the picture, creating not only contrast, but also texture.

The background papers are printed, using some images from the internet, I looked for a background with small acorns, and then a coordinating antique blue design. I think they fitted her perfectly.

I also created some pine cones to do something different from the usual flowers. The idea came after I read Norma's tutorial on how to do them, here.  I can improve on them, but even though they are very time-consuming, they gave a particular and unique feel to the card.

The leaves are Magnolia die cuts from the Parsley and Rocket salad die, the thinner ones are punch cuts.

Supplies used: tulle, antique blue ribbon, self-adhesive pearls, butterfly punches, bird chipboard, White Gesso, Distress inks, dry embossing folder

Dies: Spellbinders, Go-Kreate, Magnolia

Please pop over the Challenge blog to see what the other Dream Team members have created. Believe me, you won't be disappointed!! And do share your love for Mo's images by your creation. remember that one of you can win a $5 voucher for Mo's online Store!

Challenges I'm entering with this one!

Fussy and Fancy Challenges  #184 - Embellish it

Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's Challenges - using patterned paper

Word Art Wednesday - #276-277

Have a wonderful week!! And smile :)

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - Magnolia Gift Bag

I hope you are having a wonderful week, and that you are getting some wonderful Spring weather in your part of the world. 

My week did not start on a very positive note, as we had to take my 84 yr old mother to hospital on Sunday, and her heath is very frail and weak. But these things are also part of our life and we have to remain calm, positive and accept the will of God not only when things come to our favour. 

On a more cheerful note, today we start a new easy peasy challenge at Magnolia-licious. 

 Challenge #7 with the theme 
"Anything Goes" with the option of metal. 

Remember to use either a Magnolia image on your creation, or any stamp from the brands that Shawn has in the Magnolia-licious Store. Mentioning the wonderful Store, let me remind you that you can now find Pion paper, several wonderful embellishments like charms, bark hearts and other cuties, the latest Magnolia Doo Hickey dies etc. Go and have a look - Easter is coming, so you can always suggest some new toys for a present ;) 

Now for my make: for this challenge I had fun creating a Magnolia gift bag.

I used the stamp from the 2010 Cosy Family Collection Tilda with cherries, but I decided that they are blueberries instead of cherries :) 

I went with the purple and blue combo, which I certainly like - purple/lavender/lilac.. these shades are  my super favourite colour. 

Tilda is coloured with Distress inks using the following colours: 

skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick for the cheeks
Clothes: Stormy Sky (Also used for the blueberries) and Pumice stone 
Hair: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw
Background: Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender 
Grass Peeled Paint 

As for the metal option I added some bits here and there. I have this super cute metal corner which one can find at Craft Heaven shop (it was part of my challenge prize, yay!) 
I also added that metal and glass embellishment behind the main image, a metal charm tied to the tag on the bag's handle and a pin with some pearls which coordinate with the paper I used. 

These are the two tags which you can see behind the man paper panel, they were in my stash and I decided to use them and stamp a sentiment behind each one of them. 

I distressed all edges using Walnut Stain. Other bits and pieces I added are: 
different laces and ribbons, paper and lace flowers, flat backed rhinestones and pearls, a piece of corrugated cardboard with a white die-cut frame behind it, gesso, butterflies (using punches), round postage stamps, swirls die-cuts, heart paper doily 

All the project received a gesso treatment (here and there) and I also used it on the main image (those white dots around the image).
These are the stamped sentiments.

I hope you like it and that you let me know what you think about this project. Please pop over on the CHALLENGE BLOG, or on our  Fb Page to leave some love on the other DT members beautiful takes. I hope that you share your awesome talent with us by participating in our fun challenge. 

Remember that by doing this you can win an awesome $20 Gift Certificate which Shawn is offering for a random winner! 

I'm off now, as it's time for me to go to the hospital. Enjoy, and lift your heart with all that's in it to the Lord. He is the one who sustains us in all situations :) Sending you love and peace! 


Challenges I'll be entering this gift bag to:

All About Magnolia #22 - Spring/Easter

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - #145 - Easter/ Anything goes

Marvellous Magnolia #120 - flowers

Magnolia Forever #52 - Spring

Midweek Magnolias #161 - Inspirational photoboard

Craft Heaven #18 - Keep calm and love spring

Noor Design Challenge - Flowers

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper Challenge  - April challenge

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Rose Card

Good evening everyone (it's that time of the day where I am, in my little part of the world, anyway!!)

One of the Sisters asked me to do a card for her mama's Birthday, and I decided to get a little bit out of my comfort zone, doing something without a cute image, but playing with a rose stamp instead. 

I had these Papermania papers for quite some years, but I really love the soft tones they have, and I decided to play with some roses theme. This is the result of my mojo for today (sorry for the not-perfect photos, the weather did not want to cooperate at all! 

I stamped part of the rose stamp directly on soft pink paper, and colored the rose with Copics. After that I used some light pink Stickles to enhance the colour and give it some special shine. 

As you can see I added some pearl string around the image and then another larger circle with the same paper, finishing with a doily. Behind the doily I also added another layer of card, using a smaller circle, so that I could pop it up on some foam pads. 

This is the final effect of the main image. Thank you to my friend Ally who sent me these beautiful edged dies together with other beautiful goodies and a very beautiful Gorjuss card ( I will add a photo). I am really happy with them :) 

Other embellishments I used with this card is a bouquet of flowers, some of them Magnolia flowers, others coming from my stash, some pieces of gauze (substitute of cheesecloth, as it is non-traceable here!), self-adhesive pink rhinestones, a heart made of pearls, and a ticket used as a sentiment. 

I finished also the inside with a greeting quote that mentions also the rose, I was happy that I came across it. I edited it on Word, and printed it. Voila'!!! This is the result, I hope you like how it turned out :)

I stamped the same rose on the plain circle, using Spun Sugar Distress ink, and I left it like that for the Sister to write her own personalised message. 

Finally another angled shot. I leave you with this. Thanks a lot for the wonderful comments you leave here and on my Cards Facebook page, they brighten my day, and adds you to the list for who I pray everyday xxx

Challenges I'm entering:

Craft Heaven Challenge  - keep calm and love Spring

The Ribbon Girl - Any Image goes

Simply Papercraft - challenge 45

Cute Card Thursday 470 - Spring Fever

Simon Says - Use more than one punch or die

Deep Ocean Challenge - Flowers Everywhere

Big cyber hugs sent your way


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Tilda with Spring Bundler - Magnolia-licious DT

A special Tuesday "Hello" to my blogging friends. I hope that you are having a wonderful week. Here the weather is quite Springy, and this reminds us of the beautiful transformation that happens around us in nature, and hopefully within us as well.

While thanking all those of you who joined us for the last challenge at Magnolia-licious (there were so much lovely creations!), we invite you to join us again for a fresh Challenge which starts today, with the "Anything Goes" theme using stamps which you can find at the STORE.

This time I prepared a shaped card for the challenge, using the stamp Tilda with Spring Bundler from the HE2010 Collection. She is cute, don't you think?

If you like her, you can find a mini-version of this cutie at the Store HERE, I just love those minis as you can even use them to do a matching envelope or something of a smaller scale on the inside fo the card.

Tilda here was coloured with Distress inks on Langton hot pressed watercolour paper, and I used some Stickles on small parts of her clothes and on her boots.

DI that were used:

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick (cheeks)
Hait: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Clothes: Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Aged Mahogant, Spun Sugar
Boots: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar
Grass: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Black Soot Background: Stormy Sky

Papers are Magnolia Paper (a special thanks to the sweet person that sent such gorgeous paper my way! - you know who you are, big hugs)

Supplies used: Cream organza ribbon, vintage button, paper doily, flowers, Stickles, round sentiment stamps, punched flowers, self adhesive rhinestones

Dies used:

Go-Kreate for the base card, then Tim Holtz and  Nellie's multi frames.

For the inside I continued with the same style, and left a panel for some personal message. Sentiment and heart on the inside are from a Sugar Pea Designs set, stamped with Walnut Stain Distress ink.

Before I leave you free from this babbling, let me remind you that Magnolia-licious Store is taking pre-orders for the newest Magnolia release: IT'S SPRINGTIME COLLECTION 2017

Go and grab it, and there is also a special discounted price if you buy the whole set! If you have not yet checked these stamps out, you are really missing something :) I am already in love!

I hope to see your lovely creativity on our challenge blog. Remember that there is a special price for a random participant, you can BE THE ONE who wins a $20 Gift Certificate to the yummy Store!!

Challenges for this card:

Craft Haven challenge  - Keep calm and love spring

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge #144 - Anything goes

Midweek Magnolia # 160 - Anything goes

The Ribbon Girl March challenge - Use any image

Paradise of Magnolia - Challenge #53 team A - Easter  (even though it does not have a bunny or an egg, this Stamp was released part of an Easter collection (2010), so I think it is fair to be included with the theme ;)

All About Magnolia #21 - It's all about your favourite colours

Magnolia Forever #51 - Ribbon and lace

Simply Magnolia - March challenge Easter

Marvelous Magnolia - Ribbon and Lace

Dies R Us #69 - Borders and edges

Noor Design - March Challenge - Spring

Have an awesome rest of the week, wonderful friends xxx I hope to hear from you, either here, or on my Fb page for my cards: Cards by Rosette

God's blessings sent your way!!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Dare... Mo Manning DT

How are my blogging friends? Are you having a wonderful week? We are right in the middle of it, and I am here today to share with you my first DT project for Mo Manning.

For my return to the fabulous Dream Team, I chose the fabulous "Dare" as my main image. Every time I looked at this image and wonderful quote, I could imagine it framed and on a wall or shelf, so I decided to create an altered frame and use it as birthday gift. 

First I began working on the frame, which originally was lightly coloured wood. I covered the frame with Distress Crackle Paint, working with various levels of crackles, to give it more of an interesting look. 
This is the effect it acquired, after leaving it to dry and adding Walnut Stain Distress ink in the crackles for more contrast. 

You can notice the different sizes of cuts, which make it very beautiful. Obviously, the centre and focal point needed to be the wonderful Mo Manning image; so I only added to the frame a gold coloured embellishment in each corner. 

Image is coloured with Copics,  and the metal brads, sentiment and papers are from my stash. 

I hope that I hear from you what do you really think about this project. It would be fun if you leave a message here, but you can also come and join us for some Clubhouse fun on our Fb page, HERE, and if you have already used this image before, you can share your link it with me. 

If this is the first time that you've seen this Digital image and would like to give it a try, you can purchase it instantly, by clicking HERE. It is not a complicated image to colour, and it's really a wonderful one for a man's card or gift!! 

Big hugs to you, and I hope you have a wuuunderful week!!! Blessings sent your way my friend. 

I shall enter this project into Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Hear from me soon!!
Hugs, Rosette

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

And more exciting news to share...

Happy Wednesday to all my friends here in Blogland!! And Facebook if you're reading this on my Page!

Yesterday I super happily told you that I was invited to join the fabulous Magnolia-licious Design Team. Today I'm proudly sharing with you that I was also invited to return with Mo Manning's Dream Team !!! Ain't I a lucky girl?!

Another reason for being really excited to join the Dream Team is thay in 2009 I was already part of the original Dream Team - the first Design Team of Mo Manning. And if you never saw Mo's digis, I invite you to go and spend sometime on her Store. Such cuteness, and there are images of all kinds!

These pictures are some of my makes when I was part of the team before. If you are interested in seeing more, you can head to my previous Blog.

Have a happy rest of the week, happy folks, and to all fantastic women out there: HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY!! And be proud of who you are, and of all the goodness that is in you! Spread it out on all people out there, the world needs your maternal goodness and sensitivity! Be happy of who God made you!

See ya!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Dreaming Tilda - and some good news! Sooo excited!!

A happy hello from me once again!!

I hope you are having a wonderful week, I am here today to share with you not only a new project I worked on for a couple of days, but also a very HAPPY NEWS!

I was asked to join the fabulous MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS STORE's DT, and I really couldn't say no!! It is a magnificent online Store which carries stamps (Magnolia. CC Designs, Whimsy stamps etc), Magnolia Doohickey dies and many more goodies! Go see for yourselves to check the wonderful prices and the super sale where you can do some happy shopping!

For my happy debut, I worked on a project, where I challenged a bit my usual style. I chose to work out an amalgamation of "Tim Holtz mixed media style" with Magnolia cuteness. The result is the following:

Before I go into detail, let me tell you that at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog we have a new Challenge for you, and the theme for these two weeks is "Anything Goes - with an option of Ribbon."

Now allow me to babble with more details on my project, maybe, who knows, I inspire you to try it yourself as well!! (let me know in the comment section if you do, I will come and see it!!)

I started working on the quote panel first, using Tim Holtz dies as a stencil (the circular patterns on the upper and lower left side). I inked some of the pattern and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Next stage was colouring the panel with distress inks, and this after I added two Tim Holtz masks to create some effects. I used Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord and Antique Linen sparingly over all the sides of the panel, working lightly towards the centre. Once the ink dried, I stamped part of the tree with Memento Rich Cocoa and the quote with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The third stamp I used was the butterfly, and for this I used purple ink - Versacolor Violet.

All the stamps are from a Tim Holtz set. Phew, I think I had them for two years or so, and I couldn't pluck up courage to give it a go! But this week I took the plunge, as they say.

I finished working on the panel by adding droplets of Walnut Stain and gold ink to give it a vintage look. Edges were also distressed, using a scissors blade and then covered with Walnut Stain.  Last but not least, I misted the panel with water to give the DI a boost and create an "antique" feel on parts of it.

Here you might see better the effect and shine of the gold ink droplets and the overall composition.

Now we get back to some Magnolia love! :) I have coloured two images for my project, two of the stamps which I love to use time and again. They are not the latest Magnolia stamps, but if you are lucky,  you can still grab some of these at the Magnolia-licious Store with an amazingly discounted price for you to play with them!

I coloured this sweetie with Copics, and on the pretty flowers I added Mulled Lavender Stickles. I chose her because for me she represents Hawaiian beauty (maybe the flowers in her hair!) and I always imagined Hawaii to be one of the most beautiful places in the world (see the connection of my imagination with the quote I used? :))

I added this cutie on foam pads near the quote panel.

Embellishments used on the front of my card are: a round doily, lace, gauze, and some lovely light purple organza ribbon, which I passed through a gold vintage button - I like the button as it has a special place where I could stick a flat-back pearl on). I just love the effect it gave!

I finished the front with some faux white stitches and Mulled Lavender Stickles around the edge.

Now onto the inside part of the card:

This is the second Magnolia image I used : "Tilda with tag", a stamp which is found as a cute mini-version at the Store, in a very convenient low price here.

Go grab 'er while you can, as it won't be much before they're gone!!

Once again I coloured with Copics. Then I masked Tilda and worked on the background to coordinate it with the main panel of the front. You can see the swirl masks, part of the tree branches and the quote behind her. This work was done after I die-cut the image with oval Spellbinders die, leaving Tilda's feet dangling underneath.

As you might have seen, I also re-altered a box I had which had a butterfly cut on its top. I added some of the ribbon I used on the tag which I put in behind the panel, and that that cute butterfly which had the same colour scheme : purple and black. It did not have any green, bit that's's ok).

The sentiment I used on the inside is computer generated - a free digi sentiment from the very talented Paulette at Create with TLC.

I added some fragrance oils to give to a friend of mine as a gift... do you like fragrance oils? I looove putting some in my room once in a while, they give me that relaxed feeling :)

Sorry for the long post.. but this was a particular project for me, and giving details might encourage someone to try this style. Seeing an artist like Tim Holtz doing such a project might seem intimidating (it was for me), but although it IS time consuming, I can now say that it is manageable! :)

I leave you with the last picture, and last but not least, DO come over at MAGNOLIA_LICIOUS challenge blog to check out what did the fantastic design team members prepared for you today. We would LOOVE to see your project there and get also inspired by your awesome creativity!!

Shawn, owner of the Store is generously giving one random winner a $20 Gift certificate to spend in the Store!! Wowee... I could remain there, seeing all that gorgeousness in the Store. Go and check it out, and then take your chance by participating. You could be the lucky winner - I was some weeks ago!! And now I'm here, as part of the DT!

Praise God, I cannot be any happier! :)

This is the whole bunch, with the tag, which was behind the quote. I just love it!! Sending you all a VERY big cyber hug and thank you to those who take the time to leave a comment. I sooo love to hear from you!

Stay safe, and Smile!!!

Challenges I'm entering with this card:

All About Magnolia  #21 - All about your favourite colours: My favourite colour is purple, and gold.

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia  # 144 - Anything goes

The Ribbon Girl  - March Card challenge - Anything goes

Paradise of Stamps - Spring (the flowers in Tilda's hair and the butterflies used scream Spring to me :)

Simon Says - Tag you're it - I have inserted a tag behind the card - you can see it in full in the last photo