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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tea Time with Tilda- Ribbon Girl Magnolia DT Creations

Hello Bloggers!

Today is the launch of Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge.

We would like to see your Magnolia creation with ribbons and/or lace.
This challenge will run for 1 week, and we are offering 2 great prizes:
Store voucher and Love is in the air Magnolia stamp

For my DT creation, I made a tea cozy and a matching tag card
using Joyful Tilda from the Christmas Story Collection.

I used to sew a lot before my son was born (14 years ago).
Now I have a little more free time as he gets older :-)
My goal this year is to make more sewing projects
with my stamping and card making.

I used the January sketch from CLP for my tag card, 
and water-colored Tilda with Distress Inks.
Dies used here are Spellbinders, Magnolia DooHickey,
Memory Box and Marianne's dies.

For the image on the tea cozy,
I stamped Tilda on TAP paper, colored it with Copic markers,
then transferred the image onto white cotton fabric.
I sewed it onto another layer of fabric backed with interfacing.

I made a larger oval layer to mat the image, and
added laces and ribbons to make the layout similar to the tag card.
The entire panel can be removed from the cozy for hand washing.

I measured my teapot and drew the pattern for the cozy.
I constructed 12 strips of 4 squares with the top slightly tapered.

The finished tea cozy measures 8" tall, and has a circumference of
16" at the top and 24" at the base. Each quilted square is 2"x2".

I have not quilted for many years, so don't look too closely,
the blocks weren't lined up perfectly, lol.

I wanted the cozy to resemble a flower basket, so I added 
several rolled lace and ribbon flowers to the top of the tea cozy.
I completed the basket with a handle.

I had so much fun making this tea cozy, truly enjoyed all the 
laces and ribbons I got from The Ribbon Girl
and from my own stash.

The following supplies I used are all available at The Ribbon Girl Shop.
Teapot Charm; Wooden Heart Buttons; Beads- Pearl, Silver & Crystal Assortment; 
20mm Baby Blue Cotton Lace; 20mm Dusky Blue Cotton Lace;
8mm Cream Vintage Style Fine Scallop Lace;
15mm White Flower Fine Cluny Lace;
17mm Cream Fine Vintage Style Fine Cluny Lace;
18mm White Fine Vintage Style Cluny Lace;
22mm White Fan Cluny Lace;
32mm Cream Fine Vintage Style Cluny Lace;
38mm Vintage Pink Fluted Edge Sheer Ribbon

Hope you enjoyed this visit and thanks so much for stopping by.

Before you go, check out other fabulous Magnolia DT creations
at The Ribbon Girl Blog

and join in the fun and win great prizes.


I would like to enter these creations in the following challenges:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tilda and Edwin Calendar- Marvelous Magnolia DT Creation

Hi Everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia.
We would like to see your creations with Tilda and Edwin together.

I have made an interactive 3D calendar for my DT project.
I meant to create a calendar before the New Year,
but Christmas madness got in the way. 
It's still January so I think it's not to late to make one.

Our lovely sponsor is LLC.

This calendar is not specific for 2013.
The month can be changed by turning the scallop disc in
the background to reveal the month in the cutout window.
The date can be changed by turning the dice.

I water-colored all the images with Distress Inks.
The drawers were cut using retired SU match-box dies.
They can be used to store mini post-it-notes, paper clips, etc.
Other dies used are from Spellbinders, Magnolia and Marianne's.
DPs are from Magnolia, Memory Box, and Basic Grey.

I also used the following embellishments, all available at Ribbon Girls.
Pink Tulip Seam Binding; Baby Pink Cherry Blossom;
White Sweetheart Blossom; Pink Sweetheart Blossom;
Pale Peach Cosmo Daisy; Kort & Godt Cream Chrysanth;
8mm Cream Vintage Style Fine Scallop Lace.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I would love it if you would hop over to Marvelous Magnolia
to check out my team mates' gorgeous creations.

Just a reminder that we have a new challenge format
so Magnolia lovers at all levels have a chance to win a top spot.


 I would like to enter this creation in the following challenges:

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wedding Card- Marvelous Magnolia DT Card

Hi Everyone!

It is time for a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia.
The Pink Team is hosting this challenge 
and the theme is ~

We have chosen the wedding theme because
our purple team mate Laney got married
on New Year's Eve 
and we would like you to celebrate 
this special occasion with us. 

Here's the card I made for Laney, it measures 5.5" x 5.5".
I used Stampin'Up! Petal Cone die to cut 2 CS for the card base.
I love this die, I have used it in many of my projects.
The die is actually for a cone-shaped gift box.
The die-cut looks like a heart shape when it's flat. 
Other dies are Magnolia DooHickey dies.

I water colored Tilda and her bridesmaid with DI
and added glitters here and there.
  I used Pion Design DPs for the background and
added a piece of vintage cluny lace.

Inside the card, I used Magnolia Something Old DP
for a romantic and shabby vintage look. 
The Magnolia tag can be tugged in the lace pocket.

I decorated the inside with more vintage cluny lace, 
seam binding ribbons, and pearl rose organza ribbon.

The 18mm Cream Vintage Style Cluny lace, 
8mm Cream Vintage Style Fine Scallop lace,
Ivory Pearl Rose Organza ribbon, and 
irridescent Sparkle Bead String 
are all available at The Ribbon Girl Shop.

Here's another look of the card front and tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
You might want to hop over to Marvelous Magnolia 
to see what my team mates have created.
You can also win great prizes from our sponsors~


I wish to enter this card in the following challenges:

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year and An Announcement

Happy New Year everyone!

Hope you all had a restful holiday.
I had a craft-free Christmas and New Year break 
and I am ready for the brand new 2013.

No card from me today just an announcement~
 Mary and Andrea, owners of The Ribbon Girl,
have invited me to join their new 
Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge Design Team.

 The Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only challenge will 
take place on the last Sunday in the month 
with the first challenge begins on 
Sunday 27th January.

 There will be some super prizes including Magnolia stamps, 
Ribbon Girl Vouchers and 
other goodies from The Ribbon Girl online store.

The new Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Design Team includes:
Katie K (me)

So hop over to The Ribbon Girl to see some great giveaways 
to celebrate the new changes at the Ribbon Girl blog.