Saturday, February 25, 2012

Magnolia Ink Contest - Winner Card

Hello friends, I'm excited to show you my card published in the latest issue of Magnolia Ink. I was so lucky to win the magazine contest: "Make a Card, Make a Wish" with this step card. I'm sure most of you, Magnolia lovers, have already seen the magazine but I here are some extra pics. Please enjoy!













Card recipe:

Stamps: Rocking Tilda (Sweet Rainbow 2011), Tilda with Small Gift, Birthday Tilda, Tilda with Many Hearts, Romantic Window (You Are So Special 2011), Bon Voyage Tilda (Bon Voyage 2010), Longing Tilda (Fairytale 2010), Heart Fence (Party & Vacation 2008) and Birthday Postage Stamp Sentiment (Whimsy Stamps).

Paper/Cardstock: Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye.

Embellishments: Rhinestone accents, Resin corner piece and paper doily.

Coloring/Ink: Copic markers, Crackle paint and Memento ink (Rich Cocoa).

Other: Cheese cloth.

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Liebster "Favorite" Blog Award

Good morning everyone! Today I'll like to share with you the award I received from my dear blogging friend Nicola. I can't express in words how much I appreciate this recognition, specially coming from such a talented person. Please check out her blog for a little tour to "happy land". Thanks Nicola :)


Liebster Award-
It is given to blogs with less than 200 followers and passed from Blogger to Blogger, each hand picked by the previous recipient. This award is not given lightly and takes much thought as to who will receive it. There is a history to the Liebster Blog Award- it originated in Germany and means dearest or beloved, and Liebe is the word for love. 

When one accepts the award they agree to:
Thank the person who gave them the award and link back to that person’s blog
Copy and paste the award to their blog 
Reveal the next 5 blogs they have chosen to receive the award, commenting on their blog to break the happy news!
And lastly, hope the artists nominated will do the above and keep the award going by accepting and awarding “The Liebster Blog Award” to 5 special bloggers that they too would like to honor.

My  5 special bloggers nominated to receive the Liebster Blog award are: 
Thanks for visiting! 
Hugs,
Paola 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

"For You" Decorated Box

Edited to add: My Decorated Box won Top 5 for March 2012 at TOMIC.

Hello my dear friends. Time to play over at It's a Magnolia Challenge one more time. The challenge is to decorate a package (box, tin, bottle, etc).  I have decorated a perfume box using a very special Tilda that my blogging friend Irene sent me for winning her Birthday Candy, thanks Irene :)



I covered the four sides of the box with this gorgeous paper from My Mind's Eye. Inspired by the pattern paper,  I decorated the box with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.






The tag was made using Magnolia's Heart Doohickey die and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.





 

I colored Miss Tilda with Copic markers: Skin: E11, E00, E000 and R20. Hair: E37, E33, E31 and E50. Dress: C5, C3 and C1. Pinks: R22, R21, R20 and R00. Green: YG95, YG93 and YG91.


I'm entering TOMIC (3, 2, 1 a recipe) with my decorated box.

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Edited to add: My Valentines card made Top 3 at iCopic Challenge

Wishing all of you a Valentine's Day filled with tons of love! This is a quick post to share with you a card I made for my son. This year, we played Family Secret Valentine and I got my little guy...Yeah!
(I also made a card for my hubby but I haven't taken pictures yet).



For this special card I used my "Beary Big Hugs" stamp from Belles'n Whistles and my "Loving" border stamp from Magnolia. I made the tag with a sentiment I found at my local crafts store.


 The paper is from My Mind's Eye and the beautiful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections.



My cute little image has been colored with Copic markers. Skin: E11, E02, E00, E000 and R20. Teddy Bear, Hair and Shoes: E37, E33, E31 and E50. Pants, Hair band and Bow tie: BG 18, BG15, BG13, BG11 and BG0000. Heart: R27, R24 and R22. Gray: C5, C3 and C1. Shadows: W5, W3 and W1.



I'm entering the following challenges:
Belles'n Whistles challenge: Love and Hearts
iCopic: BG family


Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Queen of Hearts

Edited to add: My Queen of Hearts card made Top 3 at Saturated Canary and Wild Orchid Challenges

Happy Thursday my friends! Today, I would like to show my very first card using one of the gorgeous images from Saturated Canary. I must say I enjoyed so much coloring this cute little girl. "Queen of Hearts" was my first one but won't be the last one! In fact, I already have a couple of images waiting for me to play with. The sentiment if from Magnolia's Sweet Crazy Love collection.


































I found an old stack of Valentine's papers from K&Company that went perfect with my image. I inked all the edges and used a 6" heart shaped doily for the background. These fantastic flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. This time, I didn't have any red flowers but thanks to Bev's video (Altering and Colouring Mulberry Flowers) I was able to alter some pink roses and get these vibrant red color. 

  

My die-cut heart from Provo-crafts was finished with Ranger Crackle Accents. I also painted the decorative corner from Wild Orchid Crafts with Distress Crackle paint. ( I love how the crackle paint peels off to reveal some of the original gold color of the corner piece).


Ms. Queen of Hearts was colored with Copic markers and like I said before, I was lots of fun. 
Skin: E11, E00, E000 and R20. Hair: E37, E33, E31 and E50. Reds: R39, R29, R27 and R24. Pinks: R89, R85, R83 and R81. Grays: C5, C3 and C1. Shadows: W5, W3 and W1.



I would like to enter:
Saturated Canary Challenge: Red, Pink and White
iCopic: Hearts

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola

Saturday, February 4, 2012

It's a Magnolia Challenge DT - Love You Card

Hello everybody! Time for a new challenge at IAMC and our theme today is Valentines. I made this Valentine's card using my favorite stamp from the new Sweet Crazy Love collection: "Tilda Sending Love Letter", isn't she gorgeous? I just love her curly hair.


I've used My Mind's Eye papers and this time I decorated the edges with Xmas Red and Cinnamon  Stickles.


I made my tag using Magnolia's Heart Doohickey die and decorated it with white lace, red twine and a heart metal charm from Recollections. I stamped the letters for my sentiment: LOVE YOU using an old  set of stamps from Making Memories.



The beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections. I sprayed them with Pearl Glimmer Mist but unfortunately it does not show in the pictures.


My cute little Tilda was colored with Copic markers. Skin: E11, E00, E000 and R20. Hair: E37, E33, E31 and E50. Dress and flower: R39, R29, R27, R24 and R22. Grays: C5, C3 and C1. Shadows: W5, W3 and W1.


I would like to enter the following challenges with my Valentine's card:

CLP Challenge: Sketch #44
TOMIC: Valentine and Hearts
Just Magnolia Challenge: Anything Goes / Valentine's card
MDUC: Love is in the Air
Simply Magnolia: Hearts and Love

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola