Sunday, December 19, 2010

Totally Tilda Easel card

Time for a brand new challenge over at Totally Tilda! Wahooooo! This time around Susie wants ya to make an easel card. I have to admit mine is not my best work. I have been sick lately and I am not at peek performance.

Papers are K&Company, flowers are Wild Orchid. I found some large rectangular shaped paper doilies at a dollar store which I cut off a section from for the background area. I colored my Tilda with copics and gave her a once over with the ole spicas for a lovely glittery shine!
I used my MS branch punch, or whatever it is called! ROFL!
sentiments are Stampin up. I don't know why but I sure have a hard time taking pictures of easel cards. Oh well. Not sure what the prizes are for this round but I am sure they are good knowing Susie so you better pop over there and check it out.

I am entering my card over at Magnolia Down under where the challenge is a gift for you. I interpreted it by wrapping my ribbon on my card like I would wrap it on a gift. Over at Paper Sundaes the challenge is Cut it Out and I cut out my image. At Cupcake inspirations the picture is a Santa Cake in Reds, greens, whites and skin tones.

That's it for me folks!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

xo Pickles!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Totally Tilda and lots more love...

We are half way through the fortnightly challenge over a Totally Tilda, where the challenge this round is "For the one you love". That's right our dear Susie wants you to make a card for the one you love. 

It is my turn to make a midway reminder card and here is my creatoin:
Once again, as we are being sponsored by the lovely Lynne over at Sentiments for You, I have used a sentiment made by Lynne herself! I had it in my head to use this Tilda from the Christmas collection but I not for a Christmas card. When i saw this one the first thing I though was "I love you this much!" So I asked Lynne to make me one and sure 'nuf she did. Gee thanks Lynne!

I actually covered the holly that she had in her hair with ribbons. Slick huh?

Make sure you head over to Totally Tilda! You still have a whole week to get your entry in there!

xo Pickles!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Totally in love at Totally Tilda...

The theme over at Totally Tilda this round is For the one you love. Susie wants you to make a card for your special someone. We are being sponsored this round by the lovely Lynne from Sentiments 4 you. We all got to use one of her sentiments on our cards and mine was custom made for me! HE HE! I guess I am special. mwah Lynne!

Well where do I start. Hummmm paper from K&Company, my fave. Heart doily a la Corry. Thanks doll! The love birds were colored with a light copic base and shaded with prismas. Flowers are Primas and WO. Yup. Oh yeah, I made the tag in the back with one of hubby's tags for tagging tools I guess. Beat the dickens out of it, stained it and printed hearts and italian smoochin words. That's Amore!
and a close up too

or two he he...
And that is all she wrote folks!

Head on over to Totally Tilda and get them there cards for your lovies in there!

I am entering this card at:

Just magnolia Anything Goes

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Totally Tilda Glitz 'n' Gold

Wow that two weeks just flew by! And in that two weeks we got instant winter, overnight. Went to bed one night, no snow, get up 6" of snow and by the end of the storm it has to be close to a foot and minus 20! I was out fishing with my dad less than a week ago! Well enough of that, I have a card for you, honest I do!
I just love these angel Tildas. I am all about fairytales! he he! That lovely chocolaty ribbon was a scoop from my bud Trisha, thanks Trish! I just love the wire in the ribbon, really added something all crinkled up like that. The gold velvet ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbons. The flowers are my fave, Wild Orchid. 
I created the ornate border with my new MS border punch, love it! 
And a close up for ya. I colored Tilda with my Prismas and stumps and baby oil on the body and I always use my copics for the skin, always! 

Susie has got some yummy prizes for you over at Totally Tilda challenges. We are being sponsored this week by Bunny Zoe and the prize is a good one so you gotta get a card in there so go and check it out!

xo Pickles!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Totally Tilda Icy Christmas

Wow, another 2 weeks has gone by and where have I been! Busy with many things mostly of the non crafting nature. Oh well. I am here however with a DT card for Totally Tilda challenges where the theme this round is Icy Christmas.
Susie herself from Die Cut Dreams is the sponsor this challenge and she has some stamped Tildas and asst. goodies up for grabs so go and check it out.
Here is my card
I found these fabulous and might I add cheap glittery greenery which is actually not green. Oy VEY!
I used one of the Christmas collection Tildas and I added not so green glittery greenery in behind her to make her some wings and now she is an angel. AWEEEEEEE.
And a close up. You can really see that I glittered the dickens out of this one! The sentiment is by me and photoshop hehehe!
Make sure you check out our group site Steel Magnolias. You still have time to get in on our MASSIVE candy offer. 5 different candy draws so get going!!!
I am entering this one into the following challenges:
Spoonful of sugar  Embellishments 
Paper Sundaes Let it snow (holiday cards)
Raise the bar  Circles and curves
Crazy for Challenges square shaped card
ABC Winter wonderland
Polycraft Its chill time.

xo Pickles!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Totally Tilda Pink and Pearls

Another new challenge is up over at Totally Tilda, Pink and Pearls. The halloween challenge is still up though and runs till the end of the month so make sure you get a halloween Tilda entry in!
This is actually my image I used for the graphics for my Truvy character over at our Steel Magnolias blog. I colored her with my usuals, copics for the skin and hair and prismas, stumps and baby oil for her clothes. The sentiment is by Ann Vento and I added the vines and butterflies to the ends in photoshop. The flowers are wild orchid, I sprayed them with hairspray and dumped pink glitter on them, then knocked off the excess.
The pin I made myself, the butterfly was from Dollarama. I got the lovely lace pink heart from my BFF Corry, and she got them from and online shop. I am sure she said where on her blog somewhere! he he.
We are sponsored this week by the lovely Bunny Zoe's crafts and if you want to know what the prize is head over to TOTALLY TILDA and get the deets.
 I am gonna enter this one over at Paper Sundaes where the theme is natural woman. I am also entering over at Flutterby Wednesdays where it is an open theme (as long as you have a butterfly or fairy on it).

xo Pickles!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Totally Tilda Halloween Special!

That's right, Susie is having a Halloween special over at Totally Tilda and the prizes are fab!
I have created a very special halloween Tilda card just for you!

I colored her and her kitty with my copics and prismas and I embossed the background with webs. I used an embossing pen and black embossing powder.
The ribbon clip I made and I was so impressed with myself...pat pat! hahahah!

Head on over to Totally Tilda and check out the other DT members cards and find out what the prizes are!!!!
Challenges I am entering with my card are:
Simon Says Challenge Halloween
Cute Card Thursday  Make your own (I made my own embellie with a metal clip, ribbon and a jewel.
Stamp n doodle Halloween
Fussy and Fancy Halloween
Stamp Something Something punchy ( I used a lace punch, tag punch, and a nestie to make the oval shape behind Tilda!
Cupcake Inspirations photo inspiration
Paper Sundaes Change of Season

xo Pickles!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Totally Tilda Christmas

Well gang, we have some totally exciting stuff happening over at TOTALLY TILDA!
The new challenge is up and the theme is Traditional Red and Green. Here is my rendition:

And here is a close up. I was hoping to show you the lovely glittery effect on the image and cardstock. I just got some vanilla smooch spray from SU and I love it. Very rich in shimmery, I am sure it won't last long though! hehehe

So head on over to Totally Tilda for the deets on what you can win!!!!
Challenges I am entering my card into are:
Charisma Christmas
Simon says Stamp and Show Show some metal
Allsorts Inspiration from a song (obviously silent night hahahah! I actually had that song in my head while I was making it. To me this image screams a silent night them.)
Paper Sundaes A change of Season

xo Pickles!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Totally Tilda Glitter and sparkle

Oh my! I am so silly! I totally forgot to post my card this morning! YIKES! 

It is another new challenge over at Totally Tilda and the theme this week is glitter and sparkle!

Here is my creation:

I colored Tilda mermaid with my prismas and blended with baby oil and blending stumps. I used Silver embossing powder for the swirls in the background. I stamped the swirls with versamark and a stamp and then embossed it.
I braided, yes braided!, silver thread to make her tow rope for the sentiment. The pin I made myself.
Challenges I am entering are:
AIFactory anything goes
Digi Doodle Embossing
Wags n whiskers Diamonds and pearls
Little Red Wagon Glitter
Spoon full of Sugar Anything goes
Teusday Taggers It takes all sorts
Scrap n Stamp Embossing
Stamp insanity Embossing
Fussy n Fancy christmas colors
xo Pickles!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Midway reminder

Happy saturday everyone! I have the pleasure of posting a midway reminder for the Totally Tilda challenge blog this week! Just reminding you that the challenge over there right now is to make your own flowers! I have created another handmade flower card for you.

With this flower (the big one in the middle, the rest are WO flowers) I used separate petal shaped pieces of paper which I distressed and shaped into rose petal shapes. Lots of work I tell ya! 
Tilda's hair looks glossy because it is! I used liquid glass on it to give it a 3-D look and deepen the color of her hair. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia Lace it up
Lexis  Flower power
ABC D is for distressing
Wild Orchid Pearls and pins

Wow, I couldn't find many to enter this week. Ah well!

xo pickles

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Totally Tilda...........Make Your Own Flowers

Welcome to another Totally Tilda challenge . For the next two weeks we are asking you to show us your homemade flower creations!
 Here's mine:

Click here to see a tutorial on how to make these flowers or just scroll down a bit!

Head over to the TT challenge blog and visit the other DT blogs for a little more inspiration and get those handmade flowers into the Totally Tilda Challenge.

Oh and don't forget to set our beloved Tilda front & center!! 

Here are the challenges I am entering with this card. 
Fab and Funky What'eva!
Cupcake Crafts Books and stories (my Tilda fairy is my tinkerbell from Peter Pan)
Pile it on Pile on the layers
Shabby Tea Room Tag you're it!
Color Throwdown color challenge
Paper Sundaes Use at least 3 embellies
Fussy and Fancy Use Christmas colors (my card is red and greens)
Stampin for the weekend Shabby or Vintage
Wild Orchid Pearls or pins. (I have both, a handmade pin that my son made for me and the pearls on my vines!)
Aly's Sparkly and glitery
Craft your days away Girly and Glittery
Creative Inspirations Lace and sparkle
Everybody Art Challenge handmade flowers

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Make your own flowers!

And here I am back to give a fabulous (HAHA!) tutorial on how I made my "homemade" flowers!

First here is a close up of my flowers:
Just click on the pick for a real good close up.

Now for the deets!

Start off with a circular shaped piece of DP around 3-5" big (depends on how big  you want to make your flowers)
I like to use DP cause it is nice and thick and I use one that is patterned on both sides preferably with a lighter and darker side. I find it creates depth.
Now run it through a paper crimper to break it down a bit and soften the cardstock. Go in a few directions.
Now take the circle and cut it into a spiral shape.
Now curl it up starting from the outside and roll into the center.

Place a large glue dot in the center of the very center.

Use tweezers to press the tip of the section you began rolling up first. How tight you roll your flower is up to you and how the finished flower looks will depend on how tight it is. Tighter flowers look more like buds. How many "rings" there are will also change the look of the flower.

Sponge the edges if you want.

Now press and bend and crumple up the edges to make it look like curled petals. I just kinda use the palm of my hand to "cram" it down a bit.

I use cheap clear glue, spread a few drops in the center of the flower and pour micro beads (could also use reg beads, pearls, etc.) into the center, pour off the excess and let it dry.

I use a MS small rose leaf punch (would love a larger one if anyone knows where I can order one!) to punch out leaf shapes.

I use an embossing stylus to create a vein down the center of the leaf so I can bend it easily. Bend the leaf towards the embossed side.

Use a dark color, I used smokey plum by CTMH, to sponge the center and edges of the leaf. EWWWW! My nail looks like I have dirt under it but I promise you it is hair color! I should use gloves! Could be ink too! Never know with me, it is always something creative stuck to my hands!

Now curl the leaf back so that it is bent in towards the sponged side and it creates a raised vein effect.

And here is the finished flower! Here is another close up of some of the flowers on my Tilda card. As you can see, I curled the edges in on the orange flower and out on the Tilda flower which also changes the look.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! I love making these roses and the possibilities are limited only by your imagination!

xo Pickles!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Totally Tilda...Lilac and Lace

Well, it is week 4 over at TT and Susie has a new challenge up for you. Lilac and lace is the theme this time around and the DT cards are gorgeous so make sure you hop around to visit all the girls. We are so lucky to be sponsored this time around by Bunny Zoes Crafts!

Here is my creation:
 I have to tell ya, gluing all those flowers at the bottom was a chore! I think the effort was worth it in the end. I like when that happens! I colored Tilda and Edwin with my copics and prismas. Cherry Blossom is from Wild Orchid and sentiments were made by me on my computer!

So head on over to Totally Tilda to get the dish on the prizes.

Here are my challenges I am entering:
Bunny Zoe's Vintage
Paper Cutz Metal/charm
Allsorts Inspiration garden/park (They are standing in a huge pile of flowers!)
Bee Crafty  Anything goes
Lexis Embossing
Stampalicious 2 Textures
Shabby Tea room Old and new (the paper flowers are 2 years old, the stamp and the cherry blossom flower are new (flowers are from Wild Orchid/LOVE THEM!)
Creative Card Crew Sparkle and shine
Scrap Creations Ribbon, flowers, brads or pearls
Stamping Vacation very vintage ( I think my faded flowers and distressing qualify)
Die Cut Dreams   Soft shades of vintage
Wild Orchid  Make it sparkle (her dress and the flower centers sparkle!)
Simon Says Stamp pearls and lace

 xo pickles!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Totally Tilda Stitching challenge

Here we are, Sunday and a brand new Totally Tilda challenge!
The challenge is to use stitching "Faux or real". Susie has some yummy prizes for the winner from her  Die Cut Dreams shop so go and check it out and get your Tilda entries in!

The papers are CTMH and the sentiments are a combo or Stampin Up and homemade on my computer.
The flower is a Prima with leaves punched with my Martha Stewart leaf punch.

I am entering the following challenges:
Stamp Something Fairytales
Two sisters Stitching
Secret Crafters Little Girls
I did it Creations Anything goes
Little Red Wagon Summer
Creative Card Crew cute and girlie
Cupcake crafts Lace
Wild Orchid One for the girls
Simon Says challenge Summertime blues
Papertake Something old, something new......
ABC A is for August
Allsorts Paper piercing or piecing
Cupcake Inspirations color challenge
Flutterby Wednesdays Anything goes

Hope you have a fabby Sunday
xo Pickles!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Well, my secret blog got busted. I am the Prairie Fairy and I made this blog as a place to post all my other loved papercrafting not related to my shop. That sneaky minx Susie at DCD caught me and low and behold she had invited me to be a permanent designer on her Totally Tilda blog! Yeah me! That Susie always make me feel so special!
I have to apologize for my late post, I have not been well at all. I am slowly on the mend however and I am here to post my very first DT card!

The theme for the second challenge is to

Make a shaped card
The lovely and ever so generous Susie gave us some of her custom diecut card shapes to use for our creations. You can purchase them yourself at Susie's Shop.

and here is mine.

So head on over to Totally Tilda and get your shaped card entered there. Don't have to use our sweet little Tilda on your card!
I am entering this over at Wild Orchid challenges where the theme is for the girls. I think this one totally qualifies as it could be a card you give a girlfriend to console her after being dumped by her jerk boyfriend who never really knew just how great he had it.......... anyways. he he


Monday, July 5, 2010

My third Chocolate Tilda

I call this my creamy cocoa mint Tilda! he he!
You can enter one per week and this is my third and I will probably search for some challenges it might fit. I am for sure entering it at Totally Tilda Challenges cause heck, that is what I made it for! I also used the Friday Sketchers sketch too so I will enter there as well for a second entry.

Here is my Creamy Cocoa Mint Tilda:
I think I am still withing the dash of color limits, I hope!
And here is a close up so you can see the glitter on her dress but also I wanted to point out the GORGEOUS paper I stamped her on. I believe it is called NEENA SOLAR WHITE, which I purchased from the paper temptress. It worked beautifully with the copics and it has this super smooth texture and it has micro glitter in it. It is absolutely wonderful to work with and is so pretty. I will have to ask Patricia if that is the paper I used to confirm it.
Here is the close up:
I sure hope you can see it.

xoxo Pickles

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Chocolate Tilda!

I decided to make another entry card for the Totally Tilda challenge blog. Suzie was sweet enough to ok my last entry even though she thought there was a little too much color. I am endeavoring to impress with my much more chocolaty card! HE HE! I hope this one doesn't have too much color in it. I also used the sketch from Friday Sketchers. I am also entering it over at Magnolia Down under (sweet). I thought with my chocolate theme it might fit. I also noticed that one of the DT cards did not have any desserts on it so I think I am OK as this little flower girl is pretty sweet herself too!

Here is a close up of her glittery dress and shoes and all the glittery diamonds I glued by hand onto the points of the diecut  section of the image.
I just might enter a few more challenges if I can find some that fit!
Found some!
corrosive challenges = lots of flowers.
Pile it on = do something to your paper (I distressed it to death! haha!)
ABC challenges = add x-tra dimension (I have so many layers of paper here I hope that counts I also distressed and rolled the edges of the paper to add dimension too)
Love Pickles!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Secret Garden

 A friend gave me this Tilda stamp and I don't know what she is called but I right away thought of a key to a secret garden.
 I used crystal effects on the hair and key to gloss it up and make it look 3-d.
I made my own glitter spray like the Tattered angels but I used some pearl Effects by Ranger and mixed it with hairspray to make my own! It was hard to get a good picture but I think you can see it in this one
  and here is a view of the inside of the card.
I am entering this at the Totally Tilda Challenges where the theme is chocolate, I think it qualifies with all the browns and creams.

Love Pickles....