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Sunday, February 07, 2010

A Maggie Set and other's

Happy snowy Sunday peeps. And let me tell you, it's a snowy one here in Charm City. I understand that we ended up with 24" of snow from Friday and Saturdays' snow fall. Ouch!!! That was huge. And I think it's the biggest in history if I'm not mistaken. You should see it. It took all day yesterday to shovel the drive and walks in front of the house (and we still didn't get the main walk finished). And at the end of the drive it's like a brick wall of snow. Haven't even made it that far yet. We were hoping the plow trucks would come through before we would have to get out there and shovel it. Ok Debbie and Betty, thank you so much for your wonderful pretty stuff, but you REALLY could have kept it this time....lol...as much as I love snow (and I really do) this was just abit to much. Even for someone like myself. I don't have photos yet, but I plan on taking some later today. So onto something more fun..... I opted out of making anything for challenges this week and decided that I just wanted to play some to see what I could come up with. The cards/set posted below is what I made. Enjoy!!!!
here's a birthday set....made the box from scratch.....it really didn't turn out like I had envisioned either. here's the birthday card using the Tilda with the candle stamp...I cut the candle off and added the balloons...I also used distress refillable inks to color her in and did a light layer of vintage photo over the top with a sponge tool to give her the aged look...
this is the top of the box...so much going on.... more than I wanted...
box with the drawer open....
other side...I used a set of stamps from Autumn Leaves...and dyed the flower using distress ink Broken China...the flower is from the craft store that actually was pink in color...
here's is what I made to pull the drawer open. It's a handmade flowerette...I used the 6 petal flower from Paper reflections added my paper front and back side to match and cut and glued into a flower. The instructions for this is on Tim Holtz's blog under his 12 tags of Christmas from this year. I opted out of adding the center part and added some ribbon instead. The center is abit tricky but is manageable. ...lol...I made one on the card below with the Sugar Nellie card. It took alittl while to figure it out but this old gal did it...lol....
here's one I made using, yep, you guessed it, one of the few Maggie stamps I have...lol...different day, different color and setting....lol....I really am in love with scene cards, so I thought I'd dig out my StampScapes stamps and play some with her. I used all distress ink refills again except on the bench. I used Prisma pencils for that...
Deets for these stamps:
tree trunk, pebbles and tall grass---Stampscapes
trailer--Inkadinkado
pine trees--A stamp in the hand
bench--unknown
quote--Tim Holtz
and of course my Maggie stamp....
everything was stamped onto watercolor paper....
last but not least--here's a card with a Sugar Nellie stamp. I used the Tim Holtz flower tutorial (as posted above) and used the Marvy flower punch to make the rose, See d's for greeting, Sizzix for the leaves and parchement dies...and Nesabilities for the frame.... She really didn't turn out and I'm not sure that I really care for this card. I think the color red on the stamp is what is throwing me off. I just couldn't get a color to match the paper like I had wanted to...she's a little to red...lol...and I think the leaves are abit to big for that stamp too....oh well,--- she'll go in the box and sit....
Well that's it for today...I think we are going to try and clean up our broken canopy on the patio outback. With the weight of the snow it totally collasped it. BROKEN...I couldn't believe my eyes when I seen that...my heart sank...what does one do in a case like this but clean up and move on. That just gives us a justified reason to buy a new one this year... :O) ....well have a great day, hope you're all safe and warm....hugs from Charm City....

12 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOhhh!!!! Busy gal Nancy! Wow what fabulous stuff! Love the box, those feathers really tickle my fancy. Love all of the fun stuff going on there and the flowers are beautiful. Been dying to try one since the 12 tags post. Your Tilda is adorable. I haven't quite gotten the hang of stamping a scene but it looks like so much fun to color and your Sugar Nellie card is darling. Wish we COULD do lunch! xxD

Scrap Jaci said...

I love the box! Great job and the balloon card is too cute. Thanks for sharing!

Jean said...

Oh too much, Nancy.. simply love the beautiful box and the card to match... so detailed with embellishments... Its like every element is just where it is meant to be there... Great job... the Tilda card is so adorable love the scenery and the quote is just too perfect, but the Sugar Nellie card, I just love... the flower is to great... I have never seen one like that and I want one or how to make it... hope you will let me know where you got it or how to make it... the colors are so beautiful and little Sugar Nellie is so precious you just wanna hug her..
Hugs, Jean

Sharon Caudle said...

Wouldn't I just LOVE to crawl inside your brain for a day!!! You are sooooo creative and talented! I love them ALL, Nancy! The box is stunning with so many Nancy details! I totally adore how you replaced her candle with the balloons, and the scenic Tilda card is soooo you, and your Sugar Nellie card is awesome! Fantastic work!!!! hugs!

glowinshadow23 said...

Wow your Tilda with box is so awesome!! It is super fancy and soooo great to give out as a present! I love the black feathery material you have coming out of the box. Creates such a nice contrast!

Aletha J. Williams said...

These are really beautiful! Keep playing!

Nancy said...

Wow Nancy your projects are all awesome! Love your Tilda box it is beautiful! You have done a amazing job on every thing!
Hugs,
Nancy

michele hileman said...

The box is awesome... are you gonna share the recipe? LOL I love it and the colors to

Anonymous said...

Your work is just Awesome and has always been!! I am so glad that you are enjoying your late present from me!!! Deb

Candy said...

WOW!!! You have been a busy gal.
LOVE that box - all of the details are just gorgeous!!!
Great balloon card and your Sugar Nellie card rocks too. That scene card you made is terrific :o)
Hugs, Candy

Christine Riley said...

Wow, what beautiful projects! I love how you have Tilda in the frame on the card. That box is too cute. Love it!
Hugs, Christine

Lauren said...

These are some gorgeous projects! Great job!

Lauren