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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Joyful Tilda Tea Cozy

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Hope you are all keeping well.

It's time for the 1st 2015 Magnolia Only Challenge at The Ribbon Girl.
The challenge theme is ~ Seeing Spots.
I made a tea cozy using Joyful Tilda and Tea Label image for my DT creation. 


I stamped the Tilda image on TAP paper (Transfer Artist Paper),
colored it with Copic markers, then transferred it to white cotton fabric by ironing.
The image panel can be removed from the tea cozy and washed separately.


The tea cozy measures 8"(W) x 9"(H) x 3"(D). It resembles a large tea bag.

I have embellished it with the following items from The Ribbon Girl Shop:
8mm Rebecca ivory cluny lace, 25mm Joanne ivory cluny lace,
19mm Alice white Guipure lace, rose pearl white organza ribbon,
pink organza looped trim, pale rose pink tiny ric rac ribbon,
small white lace butterfly, heart wooden button,
15mm Hand Made With Love printed ribbon.


The fabrics were retired Stampin'Up cotton fabrics. I had collected
quite a stash of quilting materials in the past. This year I plan to
make good use of them for various projects. 




You can see all the beautiful designer team creations at The Ribbon Girl.
I hope my creation has inspired you to make a Magnolia project
and join in our challenge and win great prizes ~ a stamp
from Magnolia Sweden and £10 voucher to TRG.

Thanks so much for stopping by and wish you a lovely week!

Hugs,
Katie

I wish to enter this creation in the following challenges:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Recipe Card Caddy ~ Buttons and Bows at ABC Challenges

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog!

Today, I have a new creation to share with you.
This is my 2nd project as January Guest Designer at ABC Challenges.
The challenge theme from Jan 15 to 31 is B for ~ Buttons and Bows.
I'd like to thank Nikki for having me as the guest designer!

One of my goals this year is to create practical and functional projects.

A co-worker of mine has embarked a new adventure, attending a 6-month 
Baking and Pastry Arts Program at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.
She is an excellent baker to start with, always bringing delicious 
bake goods to work. I am sure she will excel in her skills.
She has also started her blog, The White Oven,
documenting her culinary adventure.
I wish Janice lots of success!

I made an apron shaped recipe card caddy for Janice.
The image is Tilda with Love Cake. I have water colored her with DIs.


The caddy measures 5"(W) x 7"(H) x 1.75"(D). 
It can hold 3" x 5" or 4" x 6" index cards.
The miniature rolling pin is attached to a note tag which
is tucked in the pocket behind the focal image.


Here's the back side of the caddy.
Extra note cards can be tucked in the pocket behind the lace trim.


Side view and inside of the caddy.


Designer paper used~ Maja Design A Gift For You Collection.
Dies and punch used~ Marianne Design, Magnolia, Memory Box,
Joy Craft, Spellbinders, and Stampin'Up.

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
13mm Olivia white cluny lace, 18mm Danielle antique white cluny lace,
30mm white zig zag cotton lace, natural hemp twine, miniature rolling pin,
WOC apple blossom flowers, tiny vintage pink bloom, sticky tapes,
10mm red/cream square check ribbon, red button twine,
 top stitching thread, white teeny tiny pom pom trim.


And thank you so much for stopping by again.

Hugs,
Katie 

I wish to enter this creation in the following challenges:

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Crochet Slippers and Cowls

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I have been playing with yarns lately. It is one of my new-year resolutions 
to revisit crafts I used to love and to learn other crafting skills.

It has been a long long time since I last crocheted. I learned to crochet 
as a child, playing with leftover yarns mom no longer needed.

There are so many beautiful yarn projects on Pinterest,
I just couldn't resist giving crochet another try.

Here are some crochet projects I have made during my break time
at work and while watching TV with my DH at home.

Cotton ballerina slippers embellished with lace and organza ribbon roses.


Reversible infinity scarfs/cowls.




Free patterns for the above projects are available here:

I will be back with a new paper craft project on Jan 15.
Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Hugs,
Katie 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

I Love My Puppy Calendar~ ABC Challenges GDT

Happy New Year Everyone!
Wish you all a healthy and magical 2015!

Today, I have a new creation to share with you ~ a perpetual calendar. 
It's a Guest Design project I made for ABC Challenges.
Thanks Nikki for having me as the January GDT!
The 1st challenge for 2015 starts today and the theme is Anything Goes,
sponsored by All Dressed Up Digital Stamps.


This sweet digi image is called I Love My Puppy from ADU.
I have colored it with Distress Ink pads as usual.


This calendar idea was inspired by a perpetual calendar tutorial 
I have modified all measurements to create this double sided calendar,
in order to fit in the image and all the dice. The base measures
4"D x 4 5/8"W and carries six dice, each measures 1 ½” ³.


Side view and back view. 


Designer Paper ~ Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour Collection.
Dies~ Go Kreate, Spellbinder, La La Land Craft, Memory Box, SU,
Marianne Design LR0327, LR0143, LR0192, LR0157.

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
12mm Donna cream ivory cotton lace, natural hemp cord, sticky tape,
K&G pale pink and lilac rolled roses, WOC Apple Blossom flower,
WOC 30mm dusky blue wild rose, 3mm ivory flatback s/a pearls.


Hope my creation inspires you to make a perpetual calendar!
You can also see all the gorgeous DT creations at ABC Challenges.

The ABC Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful New Year Day!

Hugs,
Katie

I wish to enter this creation in the following challenges:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Hello Friends!
A quick post to wish you all a Happy New Year!

I only managed to color up this Tilda image, will 
do another post when I make it to a card.


Goodbye 2014 and Welcome 2015!
Have a blast!

Hugs,
Katie

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas to You!

Dear All

I ran out of time to make a card for all of you

but still want post this cute Tilda and

wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!!!



Hugs,
Katie 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Love

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Christmas Day is fast approaching, I finally made a card for my dear husband.
He loves LOTV images. I have this sweet stamp in my stash for a 
long time and decided to color it up and made a tag card with it.

The image is called "On The Way", it has been retired.
The sketch is from SEME Challenge #58; I have rotated it 90 degrees.




I watercolored the image with Distress Ink pads, and embossed 
some Shabby White Frantage around the image.
I also added some glitter fluff on the fir trims.


Designer paper ~ Maja Design A Gift For You Collection
Dies used ~ Marianne Design, Magnolia, La La Land, Spellbinders

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
32mm Wedding Bell white cluny lace, 30mm cream zig zag cotton lace,
cream seam binding ribbon, ivory button twine, 3mm sticky tape,
WOC lily flower med/large cream, K&G ruby red rolled rose,
5mm rred flatback s/a crystals.

I have photographed the card in a make-shift light tent ~ a 16"x16"
clear plastic container. My camera was set to Indoor setting without flash.
I am pleased the picture came out pretty good, although I need to
play with my "light tent" more to get the better pics out of it.


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a lovely week!

Hugs,
Katie 

I wish to enter this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Cheers

Hi Everyone!
A quick post to share a Christmas card with you.
I made it for a craft friend in Slovenia.

I have colored the image with black and grey Prismacolor pencils.


Sentiment~ LOTV Christmas Sentiment Tags
Designer paper ~ Maja Design A gift for you collection
Dies and punch used ~ Memory Box, Spellbinders, Martha Stewart

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
17mm Lavinia ivory cluny lace, organza ivory rose/pearl ribbon,
cream seam binding ribbon, brown sugar divine baker's twine,
5mm ivory s/a flatback pearl, tiny Christmas tree charm,
ivory button twine, 3mm sticky tape.


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Hugs,
Katie 

I wish to enter this card in the following challenges:


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Hugs

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Hope you are all keeping well wherever you are.

I have not been making as many Christmas cards this year as I planned to,
mainly due to dealing with family health issues the last few months. 
Most is under control for now. Hopefully I will be able to put
together few more cards when I have some free time.

Today, I have a new Christmas card to share with you.
I have made it for The Ribbon Girl's December Card Challenge.
The theme is super easy ~ Anything Goes!


The digi image I used is Ppinkydolls Another Gift by Chishanthi.
I have colored it with Distress Ink pads as usual. Here's a closer look.


Sentiment ~ LOTV Christmas sentiment tags
Designer paper ~ Maja Design Vintage Winter Collection
Dies ~ Cheery Lynn, Go Kreate, Memory Box, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz Sizzix

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
10mm red/cream check ribbon, 25mm faux Hessian natural ribbon,
natural hemp and button twines, 8mm Rebecca ivory fine cluny lace,
wooden star button, clear drew drops, 5mm ivory flatback s/a pearl.


You can see all the beautiful designer work at The Ribbon Girl Blog.
We would love it if you can join in the fun creating and win great prizes.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Hugs,
Katie 

I wish to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Noel ~ The-Day-Before-Christmas Edwin

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Hope you are all keeping well.

It is chilly out there, brrrr... We've had some freezing temperature
here in Vancouver and had our first snow fall Friday night.
Wasn't much snow but it feels like winter is here already.

Today, I have a new DT card to share with you.
I made a star shape card for The Ribbon Girl's last Magnolia Only
challenge for this year; the theme is an easy one ~ Christmas!


The stamp I used is The-Day-Before-Christmas Edwin.
I have colored the image with Distress Ink pads and dusted
glitters here and there for extra sparkles.


The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
9mm white/white spot organza, natural hemp twine, shiny red berry,
Kort and Godt blue rolled rose flower and ivory beaded berries,
brown cone, 3mm aqua bead string, 6mm sticky tape.

Designer paper and Sentiment ~ Magnolia

Dies ~ QuicKutz Nesting Stars, Memory Box, Magnolia, La La Land
(I have used the Magnolia poinsettia dies to make my own
poinsettia flower. You can find my tutorial here.)


You can see all the gorgeous DT creations at The Ribbon Girl Inspiration Blog.
We would love it if you can join in the fun creating and win great
prizes from The Ribbon Girl and Magnolia Sweden.

Thanks so much for stopping by and wish you a happy day!

Hugs,
Katie

I wish to enter this card in the following challenges: