Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter

Hello my lovelies!
First of all, I want to wish you all a Happy Easter!
I have an Easter card to share with you today.
 I used Tilda with Egg and Chicken from the  Little Easter Collection. She is one of my faves from this collection and I just love coloring her hair. I think I stamped more than 6 of this image, just to colored her hair.

Distress Ink used:
Skin: Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar
Hair: Walnut Stain
Dress/Shoes: Weathered Wood
Basket/Eggs: Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, Milled Lavender, Tumbled Glass
Chick: Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar
Grass: Shabby Shutters

For the pull-out tag, I used Vintage Tag and Wings DooHickey Dies. I painted the  wings with Crackle Accent. The sentiment is also from the Little Easter Collection.

The lovely flowers and white leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the Cream Berries are from Magnolia.

I used Frantage Embossing powders for the eggs. The Lovely Fence, the Grass, Tag and the Butterfly are  DooHickey Dies.

Other supplies used:
DP: Magnolia
Small wooden spool
ribbon, lace, seam binding, cheese clothe
gesso, Viva Decor Pearls

Thanks for dropping by my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.
Have a Wonderful weekend!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Spring Tilda

Is it Spring yet? Officially it is! But weather-wise? I don't think so. We have been in the lower 20's this week.  And according to our weather man, we shouldn't put aside our shovels just yet.  Mmm... well, that's reassuring...

For my card today, I used Happy Spring Tilda from the Butterfly Dreams Collection.  This is one of my first owned stamps and this is just the 2nd time I have inked her.  This is a flat card where I just insert a tag for the sentiment.

I made this card after New Years so and I totally forgot the DP I used but the Distress Ink colors are my usual faves.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

This is the pull out tag for the sentiment.  The stitched hearts stamp is one of the oldies from Magnolia

I hope you like my card. Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful weekend

Friday, March 15, 2013

Tilda's Family

Hello my lovelies! 
My card for today is for a friend of ours is about  to give birth anytime soon and this card is for them.  I used Tilda's Family from the Princes and Princesses Collection. I made this a flat card with a pull-out tag for my sentiment.


When I colored this image, I didn't know if they were having a boy or a girl so I colored the baby's clothes yellow. I'm hoping that's a neutral color for babies.

Flower are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


Supplies used:
Dies: DooHickeys Summer Foliage and So Wrapped Lovely, Spellbinders
Ribbon, Twine, Seam binding, charms from my stash

Thank you so much for dropping by. I really do appreciate when you visit.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tilda with Mr. Rooster

Hi everyone! 
I have an Easter Card and a story to share.
OK, so here's Tilda with Mr. Rooster from the Little Easter Collection. But I like to call him Franklin.  He reminds me of the chickens we had back in the Philippines.  A few years ago, we went back home to the Philippines for a month long vacation.  And whenever we go home, my ultimate goal is to eat everything that I can't eat or buy here in the States. The local fruits, delicacies, my Auntie Marina's dishes and some native chicken soup or dish.
Our family friend brought us sweet potatoes, cooking bananas, huge mangoes,  jack fruit and all kinds of native fruits. He also brought us 4 native young chickens. Yes, live chickens...2 females and 2 males. And I thought, this is gonna be 4 delicious chicken dishes. (OK I'm not going to all the gory details about how a live chicken would end up in our dinner table)

As soon as my son saw the chickens, (he was 6  at that time) he was so excited too.  But my excitement was different. I could smell the aroma of my favorite chicken soup just looking at the chickens.  And I couldn't wait to get those chickens in the pot.
The following day, I heard my son playing and talking to the chickens and giving them names.  Chickie, Kenny, Daisy and Franklin. Franklin had red and black feathers.  As soon as I heard their names, I knew I was never gonna see those chickens in the pot. He played with them everyday...fed them, and  took care of them. He even reminded us every day not to hurt his chickens. Whenever he found feathers on the ground, he would interrogate everyone and ask "Who pulled out the feathers? And whoever did it should put them back!"

My son loved the chickens especially Franklin. He begged me to bring Franklin with us back to the States.  And he even offered to share his passport.

At the end, I never got my chicken soup. And the memory of Franklin and the gang still remains.

Anyway, back to my card.

I colored the image with Distress Ink Reinkers and I use 2-3 different colors for the feathers.
 And I also added some sparkle using Spica pens.

Skin: Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo
Hair: Walnut Stain
Dress/Bow/Shoes: Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Black Soot
Rooster: Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey, Black Soot, Broken China
Back ground: Antique Linen

Wild Orchid Crafts for the flowers and  I also rolled up some roses. I used Glimmer Mist on the red rose. The feathers, lace, ribbon and seam binding are all from my stash.
DP is from MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally


Thank for visiting my blog today. I hope you like my card.
I'll be back on Friday with another card!

Have a wonderful day!

PS: By the way, if you wonder what happened to the Franklin and the gang? Oh yeah...they were in the pot as soon as we flew back here! :)