Sunday, August 14, 2011

Princess Tilda and a sad farewell...

The challenge over at Totally Tilda this round is Princess Tilda. Gussy her up like a princess, add a crown, maybe even a castle in the background... go to town with this one! I made mine super sparkly.




The paper is from DCWV the glitter stack and they are all super thick and glitteryisious. Hard to see that in the pic. I colored Tilda with copics and enhanced the darker areas with prisma pencils and blending stumps with baby oil. Flower is wild orchid, ribbons (brown) RRR and (pink) SU.

Make sure you head over to Totally Tilda to see the other DT's creations cause those gals are goooooood and get your entry in there!

And as for the sad farewell...... I have decided to step down from the Totally Tilda Team. They are a love bunch of gals and I will miss them terribly. I am also going to miss my Susie but I will still see her from time to time at our joint blog STEEL MAGNOLIAS, which is where I will be posting my Tilda cards from now on. 
I just have some bigger fish to fry these days and I really need to pare down a few things and focus on the rest. Unfortunately this blog is one of the things. I am pursuing an art career and just don't have the time to keep this blog up so I will be shutting it down. I want to thank all my loyal followers, it was so unexpected and appreciated and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you would like to keep track of what I am doing feel free to pop by my ART BLOG and visit me sometimes. I am going to have some really cool info there that you may be able to apply to cardmaking and some blogging tips etc. over there as well. I would love it if  you followed me there.

So now, I bid a fond farewell, and sincerely hope to see you all again somewhere in blog land! Thanks for the memories.

XO Pickles!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Totally Tilda and a recipe.......

There is a brand new challenge up at Totally Tilda and it is a good one! It is a recipe challenge and it is a big recipe too. Our dear Susie wants you to use swirls, pearls, ribbons, AND lace. That is right, you have to make sure you have ALL  FOUR of those elements on your creation. 

The prize this week is a 10 pound gift certificate from BUNNY ZOE CRAFTS, WOW! She has everything Tilda you can think of!

Here is my creation I made for this round:

Papers are K&Company and SU. The lacy ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbons. I got the swirly bling from dollarama, seems to me that dollarama is not carrying all the good stuff they used to. Not sure what is up with that.


Oh  yeah, I used my prismas to color her up and I used a gel pen to make the little circles on her dress. I have been back reaching for my Prismas lately, for a while I was all copics. 


Make sure you head over to Totally Tilda and get an entry in. You could win that GC and get yourself some of the new Maggies! I just love that Tilda in the space suit one! Too cute.

Have a great week everyone!

xoPickles!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Totally Tilda Christmas decor.....

The new challenge over at Totally Tilda is to make a Christmas decoration. Susie has some yummy prizes up for grabs on this one. Head over to the challenge blog for the details and to see the rest of the teamies gorgeous projects.

I myself made an ornament. I used my SU Bigz large snowflake to make the snowflake out of cardboard. I painted it silver, and attached all the goodies.
 I made a wire hanger and attached the ribbon to that. The flower is Prima, the greenery is my MS punch. 

I used liquid applique on the fur on her coat and I added glitter to it while it was wet, then heated it dry with a heat gun. She is colored with Copics.

Be sure to head on over to Totally Tilda to see the prizes up for grabs and the rest of the DT's work, they are such a talented bunch of ladies!

xo Pickles

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I'm so distressed...

I'm kidding, he he. What is actually distressed is the challenge over a Totally Tilda. That is right, we want to see some distressing on your entry. For more deets on prizes, head over to Totally Tilda and check it out. While you are there check out the rest of the DT's card... they are all fabulous!

Let's see... papers are K&Company, lace is Really Reasonable Ribbons, butterflies are the MS mini butterfly punch, flowers are an assortment of WO and one with the lace in it was a gift from my lovely friend Terry. I colored Tilda's pants with my prisma pencils and the rest with copics.

I am entering this over at Just Magnolia where the challenge is anything goes.

Think that about sums it up.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend!

xo Pickles!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Totally Tilda and...

anything but a card! 

OMG, I just noticed that my scheduled post didn't work sorry!

That's right, over at Totally Tilda Challenges we want you to do anything but a card. I had originally had some big dreams, ha ha. They became a book mark. Ah well, another challenge right!


This was really quite fun for a change. Limiting with such a small space and I didn't want it to be too thick as it was to go inside a book. Tilda is colored with copics and the butterfly and leaf  punch is MS. The flowers are made by me except the big one with glitter, that was Prima. Oh and I have an around the corner punch that I used on the edge which was MS on sale 2x's cause it was on sale at Micheals and Oprah had a coupon for 20% off including sale prices...wellllll tahnks Oprah and Trisha for telling me about the coupon. Boy was the teller dumbfounded at that one. They never let you use a coupon on sale items and she tried to tell me BUT I was on the ball that day. HA HA! 

I also want to mention that the lovely book that Tilda is perched on is by Kelly Rae Roberts, lovely dear artist who is full of artsy inspiration.  I just love her paintings. Go and check out HER SITE.



I am entering this over at cupcake inspirations where the cupcakes are colored red, green and cream.

Make sure you head over to Totally Tilda and get your NON CARD entry in!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Time for Red White and Blue!

A brand new challenge is up over at Totally Tilda and the theme is RED WHITE AND BLUE!!!!! Susie has some yummy prizes up for grabs so go and check em out and see the rest of the teams lovely creations!

At first I was thinking what the heck am I gonna do here, so I just started coloring and ta da! I think I hate the tag, oh well. ha ha!

Papers are CTMH and not sure what the blue one is actually. Flowers are Wild Orchid, cuttlebug folder is paisley. Colored her up with my Prismas and baby oil/blending stumps for the dress and the hair and skin were my copics. E00 E000 E21 for skin and shoes were E35 and E39, hair was YR 21 E35. Weird I know.

The ribbon (lace) from Really Reasonable Ribbons, they are awesome, and the white one was a dollar store special. Finished it off with some white gel pen stitching and an XOXO.

I am entering this over at Just Magnolia where the challenge is anything goes with lace option. Oh yeah and over at Wild Orchid challenges the theme is embossed layers.

That's it for me folks! Thanks for popping by!

XO Pickles!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Totally Tilda 'n' Tags....

It is that time again and a new challenge is up over at Totally Tilda. This round Susie and us girls are looking for TAGS.

Here are mine:
I really must be on a new paper roll, once again, no K&Company! HA! The background paper is some DP I got at a scrapping weekend, I added some white swirls with some white ink and SU stamps, and faux stitching with a gel pen. The foreground paper is by DCWV and it is one of the glitter stacks, really gorgeous paper, embosses and glittery and retro patterns galore!

I used copics to color my Tildas and the flowers are from prima and wild orchid. My ribbons are from really reasonable ribbons and went perfect with the retro papers.

Hope you liked my tags, I am going to enter them at the following challenges:

Cupcake crafts  In a garden (I have lots of flowers and girls with flowers and a gardening hat)
 Paper Sundaes- Pop it up (my Tildas are popped up and my flowers are so layered they pop right off too!)

That's it for me folks! Head over to Totally Tilda and get some tags entered for Susie's fabby prizes!
XO Pickles!