Thursday, December 26, 2013

Belated Christmas Post!! Featuring a Christmas Snow Ball Fight!

Well it is Boxing Day...

I missed posting Holiday Wishes to you all so I am sending out belated Christmas Wishes to everyone and hopes that your New Year is Healthy and Happy!!!

A huge ice storm hit us here in Ontario and thousands of people were...and some still are...without power!!!  Our house was without power for three days but we were lucky enough to get ours back in the evening on Christmas Eve!!  As I said before Christmas comes whether we are prepared or not!!!  A HUGE THANK YOU to all the service personal at our hydro companies who had to give up their Christmas vacations just to get everything up and going!!!!!!

It sure makes a person appreciate all that we have!!!  It got so cold in here that I was wrapping (during daylight hours) with four layers on, hood up and half gloves!!  My golden retriever wasn't fazed by it all but my poor little hound couldn't get any further under the blankets let me tell ya!!!

When all was said and done my family enjoyed a WONDERFUL Christmas Day together!!!!  We really do have so much to be thankful for!!

Okay so after listening to me babble I will get on with the post that was to go out on Christmas Eve day...
Christmas "card" for my friend Christine...
please click on first image for a slide show...
In the Snow Scarf Tilda and In the Snow Ski Tilda (Winter Wonderland 2013 collection) having a friendly Christmas snow ball fight...
the trees are Magnolia Winter Forest stamp stamped on green cardstock, cut out and decorated with Shabby White Frantage...

I added Liquid Applique and Glamour Dust to the snowballs and hat pom-poms...
ferns are the Magnolia Doo Hickey Sprawling Ferns...
and the back with fake snow gathering around the trees...

sentiment with a white bow and silver flowers ....

Thankfully I was able to get this to Christine a few days before Christmas...before the nasty weather set in!!

Materials Used:
Glass Bowl and fake snow-Michael's
Stamps-Magnolia Winter Wonderland 2013 and sorry not sure which collection the Winter Forest is from-Magnolia-licious
White Texture Effect-Martha Stewart
Silver Flowers-Wild Orchid Crafts
Frantage-Live and Love Crafts
Ribbon and Glamour Dust-from my stash

Challenge that I will enter:
Fashionista Challenge-Winter Snowflakes
Magnolias Down Under-Challenge #226 Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolias-Challenge #58 Anything Goes
Time for Magnolias-Challenge #41 Anything Goes
Tildas Town-Challenge #84 Anything Goes 
Totally Tilda-Challenge #87 Anything Goes

Well that is it for my belated Christmas post...I hope that everyone enjoyed their time with family and friends!!!  And thank you to all who sent me Christmas wishes...they are much appreciated!!!!

Once again thank you for taking the time to stop by...your visits and comments are very much appreciated!!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Love!!

Hello all!!

Are you ready yet??!!  I myself am still way behind...but then I think every year I say the same thing!  The big day arrives no matter what and magically everything falls into place...I HOPE!!!

Today I would like to share a "card" made for one of my very dear friends!!

I think that this should be called "Tilda's Cozy Living Room"!

I started off by lining the bottom of the bowl with a sort of got covered with snow...
Puppy Love Tilda and Puppy Love Wiola in front of the Peaceful Christmas Tree...all from the Winter Wonderland 2013 collection...
please click on the first image for a slideshow...

 from the outside looking in...
 and another...
 a closer look...I made a little table using Maja sits on a rug (complete with fringes) made from Maja as well ...
 I finished off the base with another doilie, ribbon and berry clusters...
Well another "card" done and safely delivered!!!  On to the next!
Materials Used:
DP-Maja Design Christmas Time-Live and Love Crafts
Stamps-named above-Magnolia-licious
Die Cuts-Magnolia Doohickeys Sprawling Ferns and Poppy Stamps Small Madison Window
Berry Clusters and doilies-Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon, pearls and acetate-from my stash
Glass bowl/stand-Homesense
Challenges I would like to enter:
Midweek Magnolia-I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas (use snow or snow image)
Time for Magnolia-Christmas Challenge #40 Anything but a Square
Marvelous Magnolias-Challenge #58 Anything Goes
Totally Tilda-Challenge #87 Anything Goes
Well that is it for now!!  Thank you for taking the time to stop by...your visits and comments are very much appreciated!!!!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fussy and Fancy Chocolate Challenge!!

Good Friday Morning!!

Today starts the "Chocolate" Challenge at Fussy and who doesn't LOVE chocolate??!!   You can use the colour chocolate or create something for/with chocolate!!

As we have only one challenge in December our lovely leader Sheryl invited both teams to play along for this challenge so we have a few extra projects to share this time...hop on over to Fussy and Fancy for a peek at what my talented teammates have come up with!!!

This challenge is sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs so I thought that I would try my hand at one of their cute little digis..."Cookies for Santa"!!

Here he is...

thought I'd have him "looking" out the window waiting for Santa...
the front is decorated with a Memory Box die Holiday Goodie Border...
mini heart, ginger bread and star buttons and cookie cutters...
the inside window decorated with Christmas lights, chocolate bows, heart and stars...
chocolate matts are frosted with Shabby White Frantage...
the image is dusted with Shabby Taupe Frantage...
our little guy is drinking chocolate milk of course...
So...the "Cookies for Santa" are set out a little early this year...LOL!!!
Materials Used:
DP-Imaginisce Polar Expressions Comfy Cozy ( has hot chocolate on it) and Pine and Peppermint (inside)
Digi-Fresh Brewed Designs "Cookies for Santa"
Dies-Memory Box Holiday Goodie Border, Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window, Spellbinders  Gold Circles One S4-390 and Ribbon Banner LG S5-122
Stamps-Quick Kutz "Merry Christmas" and "wishing you joy" Kollette Hall
Buttons, lights, ribbon, embroidery floss are from my stash
Frantage,crystal stick pin and end-Live and Love Crafts
Snowflake charm-Ribbon Girl
Berry clusters-Wild Orchid Crafts
Thank you so much for stopping by...your visits and comments are very much appreciated!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

White Christmas Wishes!!

Good Evening!!

Can you believe that we only have two weeks until the big day??!!

Well I have one of my "major " Christmas "cards" ready to go!!!  I can't give it to her yet... lucky lady is on a nice warm southern cruise while we here in Ontario have freezing temps and gusty winds!!! she bathes in the sun all that is on my mind is SNOW!!!

It is also her birthday much better can it get than lounging around in the sun for your birthday while we at home FREEZE!!

Here is my "White Christmas Wishes" to her...
I made her a "cupcake" decorated all in white with roses, pearls and ribbon and set on a mini cake stand...
click on the first picture for a closer view and slideshow...
Cozy Christmas Tilda (Winter Wonderland 2013) here to wish her a Merry Christmas...
the sentiment tag decorated with Shabby White Frantage and attached with a ribbon...
view from the top with a snowflake charm tucked under a white rose...
a closer view...the snowflake charm is anchored with a crystal stick pin...the thinner white ribbons are all anchored with the crystal stick pins as well but none of the pictures captured them very well...
Well...that is it for another "card"!!!
Materials Used:
From my stash-3" ball,ribbon, lace, fake snow and Gesso sprinkled with glamour dust
Stamp-Cozy Christmas Tilda (WW 2013) Magnolia-licious
Die Cut-Spellbinders 2012 Snowflake Pendant-S5-117
Punch-Martha Stewart Fern Branch
Pearl strings, flowers, babies breath, berry clusters and pearl brads-Wild Orchid Crafts
Snowflake charm-Ribbon Girl
Crystal stick pins and Frantage-Live and Love Crafts
Challenges I will enter:
Fashionista Challenge #4-Winter Snowflakes
Live and Love Crafts Challenge #18-Stardust
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia Challenge #84-Winter Wonderland
Time for Magnolia Challenge #38-White Christmas Card/Creation
Tildas Town Challenge #82-Winter Wonderland
Totally Tilda Challenge #86-Anything But a Card

Time to sign off for tonight!!

Thanks so much for stopping by...your visits and comments are VERY much appreciated!!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Snow Friends!!

Is everyone ready for Christmas??!!

Isn't it a crazy (in a good way) time of year!!!!  Decorating...still working on that, shopping...getting close, baking...need to start and Christmas cards...still wading through...LOL!!!!

Well I'm down to the "special" friends who I get together with and hand deliver...this one is for a friend that I have a coffee date with...

the front of the card with the darling Polar Bear from the Winter Wonderland Collection 2013(click on first image for slideshow)... 
opened we meet Pingy and Rudolph  (also from WW 2013)...if you look closely at the DP written on it is polar bears, penguins and perfect is that...
the smaller flap...I used a crocheted doilie for the center flower...
close up of Polar Bear mounted on a die cut snowflake...
Pingy...also mounted on snowflake...
Rudolph and North Pole sign (WW 2013)...mounted on a paper doilie...
"Let it Snow" tag from Whimsy Stamps tucked into a crocheted doilie with snowflake and cheesecloth bow...
flowers are touched with Gesso for snow effect and sprinkled with Glamour Dust..

So that's another many more to go!!!

Materials Used:
DP-Martha Stewart Holidays Pad
Stamps-Polar Bear, Rudolph, Pingy and North Pole Sign from the Winter Wonderland Collection and Whimsy Sentiments all available at Magnolia-Licious
Die Cuts-Spellbinders 2012 Snowflake Pendant-S5-117 and Crealies Creative Flowers-CL CF 18
Crochet Dolies-Kaisercraft
Crystal stick pin and end piece, Frantage and snowflake charm-Live and Love Crafts
Flowers, medium pearl brads and paper dollies-Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon, cheesecloth, gesso and glamour dust-from my stash

Challenges I will enter:
Marvelous Magnolias-Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias-I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas (add snow or snow image)
Tilda's Town-Winter Wonderland

Well I'm off to bed to get a few hours much needed sleep!!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by...your visits and comments are very much appreciated!!

Monday, December 2, 2013



I made Top 5 at the Fashionista Challenge Blog!!!

So...please hop on over and check out all of the lovely projects and YES vote!!

I'll just give you another quick peek of the ornaments that I made for my Grandchildren!!  The complete post was on Friday November 29 2013 (Fussy and Fancy Challenge # 103-Hearts) if you want to check it out!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by...I really appreciate your visits and comments!!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Christmas is Coming!!!

Hello Again!!

Two posts so close together!!!  Christmas is coming and it will be here before you know it...EEKS...I am so not prepared!  So...I have been madly working on my cards and I have another to share with you...

this is sort of a collage/shabby chic style... 
 above...letters to Santa to be written...stockings to be hung with care... and friends to greet...
 the card opened with the saying for each stamped image and a Christmas greeting in center...
 Tilda busy writing her letter to Santa...
 stocking is hung with care...
 Tilda and Jasper greeting one and all...
Not sure who this one goes to the personalized greetings will be added once I've figured that out!
Materials Used:
DP-Maja Design-It's Christmas Time purchased from Live and Love Crafts
Stamps-Invitation Tilda-SM13, Tucked Tilda (sorry can't remember which collection)and Christmas Tilda with Jasper-LC12 purchased from Magnolia-licious
Die Cuts-Spellbinders Lacey Ovals and Damask Accents
Pearls, buttons and seam binding-from my stash
Vintage Lace with pearls, crystal stick pin,large crystal, Shabby Taupe Frantage-Live and Love Crafts
Challenges I will enter:
Live and Love Crafts Challenge Blog-Shabby Chic Inspired by Christmas Collage
Totally Tilda-Buttons and Bows
Well that is all for me right I guess I need to think about getting the Christmas decorating started!!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by...your visits and comments are very much appreciated!!!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #103-Hearts

Good Friday Morning!!!

First of all I would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends!!  I hope that this finds you all well and enjoying the beginning of the festive season!!

To Fussy and Fancy followers this marks the beginning of a new Fussy and Fancy Challenge which is "Hearts"!!! 

It is also my very first time "Hosting" a please join in on the fun, put your creative caps on and GO CREATE!!!!  Actually the possibilities are endless for this doesn't have to be Valentines Day to wear your "Heart" on your sleeve...just let your mind GO!!!

This is what I came up with...


Christmas ornaments made form plastic heart boxes...

 this one is for my oldest (by 3 mins.) Sweet Calla...
 and the back...
 for my second Granddaughter (by 3 mins....yes they're twins) Darling Mia...
 and the back...
 for my Adorable Grandson Quinn...
 and the back...
dangling from the bottom.... 
 the girls' are finished with lace/pearls...
 Quinn's is finished with snowflake ribbon...

I will add the personalized tags for each and they can hang them on their Christmas trees!!

Materials Used:
Plastic Heart Boxes-Creative Bag (a local decorating supply store)
Stamps-the two Tildas and Edwin are from the Winter Wonderland 2013 Collection available at Magnolia-Licious
DP-Magnolia for the two girl ornaments and LOTV for the boy ornament
Lace and Ribbon-from my stash
Crystal and Rhinestone Hearts-Live and Love Crafts
Snowflake and Christmas Tree Charms-Wild Orchid Crafts

Challenges I will enter:
Marvelous Magnolias-Anything Goes
Time for Magnolia-Challenge #37 Embossing/Frantage
Fashionista Challenge-Christmas Bling
Midweek Magnolias-Anything But a Card

So hop on over to Fussy and Fancy and check out the inspiring ideas from my talented teammates and...GO CREATE!!!  I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Thanks for stopping by...your visits and comments are very much appreciated!!!



Monday, November 25, 2013

A Very Tilda Christmas-Explosion Box

Hello dear friends!!

I have finally finished the explosion box that I have been working on FOREVER!!!!  I was waiting for pieces of a music box...specifically the turntable!!  Well it arrived on Friday and wouldn't you know it the turntable was too big...LOL!!!  I have been waiting for NOT to move forward on this back to the drawing board to figure out how to get the music box/tree portion to work without a turntable...hummm!!

So...I warn you now that this post is picture HEAVY!!!...and I gave up writing down all of the copics used!

Here is "A Very Tilda Christmas" Explosion Box/Music Box...
view of Tilda's "winter cottage"...
the front door..."Welcome holiday guests!!!"...
the back window with decorated flower box...
"OH!!!  What have we here??...Pixie Tilda (CS 2012) can't wait to get in!!...
and Jingle Jangle Tilda (CS 2012) anxious to get the decorating done...time is running out...
Glittering Tilda already to go...
Sneaky Tilda has a gift to put under the tree...Jasper's hoping it's a lovely bit of catnip...
Wiola (WW 2013) is a great help to Glittering Tilda...
and an arial view of the cozy cottage...the Christmas tree turns when wound...
Materials Used:
DP (the wall paper above the chair rail and the striped part of the rotating floor)-Maja-It's Christmas Time
Die Cuts-
Memory Box-Flowering Christmas Tree, Grand Madison Window and Window Box, Classis Screen Door
Spellbinders-Classis Small Ovals
My Next Die-Icicle Border
Pearl string & metal clock charm-Wild Orchid Crafts
Cameo frame & snowflake stickpins (Christmas tree topper)-The Ribbon Girl
Snow made with texture effect-Martha Stewart and crushed glass (from my stash)
Assorted ribbon, garland, black pearls & light bulbs-from my stash
Music box-Kidder & Co.
Challenges I will enter:
Midweek Magnolia-Anything but a card
Magnolia-licious Blog Hop Challenge-Holiday or Winter Themed
Color Me Creative-Anything Goes
Well that is it for me tonight...thank you all for taking the time to stop is very much appreciated!!!