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!


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!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

TIlda and her cat or dog...

New challenge is up over at Totally Tilda and our lovely Miss Sugar would like you to make a card with Tilda and her DOG OR CAT. For info on the prizes this round head on over there to get the deets.

And here is my card!

Papers are... omg... no WAY, Basic Grey! I actually cheated on my K & Company! Ribbon is SU, flowers are Wild Orchid. The butterfly.. I know you are thinking "wow! where did she get that butterfly thingy, what is it!" I was at the dollarama and they had these beautiful multicolored foam"ish" coasters in four packs, so I bought a bunch. I figured my croonies would like some so I bought extra, they don't know yet.

And a close up. I am giving this to my mom for mother's day today. 

Hope all the mother's out there have a wonderful and relaxing MOTHER'S DAY!

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

XO Pickles!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Totally Tilda is Paper Piecing!

Over at Totally Tilda challenges this round we are asking you to do some paper piecing. It is so much fun I am not sure why I don't do it more often!

Did you catch that? Did ya? is.......exactly what you think it is! Stop rubbing your eyes you are seeing correctly although, you may start rubbing them again if you get too close! What is the fuss about you ask? My daughter thought I was totally nuts when I told her I was going to put my kitchen scraps on my card and there it is! I was clearing off the cupboard the next morning after supper (too lazy to do the dishes after supper and low and behold there was the top off my onion, all curled up and I thought "How pretty is that! I looks like a flower!" My daughter was mortified, she said straight away "What are they gonna think when you give it to them and it stinks like onion!" "Well darlin, that is what body spray is for!" I told her. Couple of spritz's and it smells like....a rose!
And a close up of my lovely recycled onion!

Look how the onion skin matches the butterfly, that was so planned, not!

And, oh oh I finally got to use my new magnolia dragonfly dohickey that I got fer me birthday from me bestest friend ever Cor! Sorry Corry, it worked like a charm so I think yours is defective. Better send it back. Thanks baby for mine, which you can of course borrow anytime till you get yer new one!

Gonna enter this one over at Magnolia-licious challenges where the theme is Pink and Green. Oh, I am also gonna sneek this in over at Magnolia Stamp Lovers where the theme is flowers! Maybe my onion flower will catch their eye!

You make sure you head over to Totally Tilda and get your paper pieced creation in there!

XO Pickles!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I'm baaaaaack!

I know, you were thinking... OMG, did she die. That is what I think when bloggers drop off the face of the blogiverse. No, I was just busy. I am back though with a new challenge over at Totally Tilda

Tilda around the world!

I just love this Asian Tilda. 
 Do I need to say it...papers are K&Company, flowers are Wild Orchid, ribbon is CTMH.
I colored her with Copics and I used chalk for her cheeks. Big cheater huh!

Head on over to Totally Tilda and get your entries in cause Susie always has great prizes and she is cute too.

I am going to enter this card over at Paper Sundaes where the challenge is childhood memories. This card is my childhood memory of our old neighbor. She used to go every year to China and she would always bring us home candy which was totally cool. I always wanted an umbrella from China and lo and behold one time she brought one home for me. I totally wrecked it, idiot, but it was cool.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Totally Tilda's gone FRUITY!

Yessireeee. Fruity!

Actually, it's just the theme this week over at Totally Tilda! We have a fabby sponsor  this week, Best Cardmaking Downloads , so you wanna head over there and check it out. We got to use some of their digital papers, and here is what I made with the peaches paper!
Now before  you say "PEACHES! WHAT THE...". I threw the peaches paper into photoshop and changed the hue/sat to a plum color and voila, plum paper! I had to click on the leaves and invert the selection so that the rest changed and not the leaves.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid and prima, leaf punch MS, the butterfly is my mini Butterfly punch also MS.
I created the background by placing a sheet of the GREEN TEXTURED digital paper in the background and using my inverted scallop nestie to cut out the purple decorative ring and placed it behind the PEACH PAPER which I cut with the large scalloped nestie. I pop dotted them up off the background to make it look like a frame.

Hope ya like!

Make sure you go over to Totally Tilda and get your entries in!

xo Pickles!

I am entering my card over at MDUC, the challenge is FLOWER POWER. And over at CCT it is a sketch.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Totally Tilda in the garden!

The brand new challenge is up over at Totally Tilda!!!

The challenge this week is Tilda in the Garden! We have Bunny Zoe sponsoring us this round and she has a sale on just for you! If you want more info head on over to the TT blog to get the deets.

Now for my card...
Papers, well what do you know, K&Company. Sentiment is Stampin up. The butterflies are My MS punches (just got the little butterfly lately). My sweet little son God love him made me a card for christmas and wrote in it "here you go mom, buy yourself something for stamping." He put $10.00 of his own money he earned in it.  He is 9.  I coulda cried. Too stinking sweet. So I bought the punch, I use it like crazy and he is soooo happy.

And a close up of course. Colored her up with my copics, I have really been into them lately. I actually use pink chalk and a q-tip for the cheeks it is so much easier than the copics.

Here is a close up of the butterfly. I used patterned paper and then bent it so I could sponge the body green and then rubbed some liquid pearls on it.

That is about it! I just want to thank all my followers, I just realized how much my list has grown. I am so sorry I haven't visited you all, I have been a terrible blogger these days. Got a lot on the go.

So head over to Totally Tilda and get those garden themed cards in and go spend some dough at Bunny Zoe's (she has some new maggies!!!!!)

I am going to enter my card over at Magnolia Down Under where the theme is a sketch.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Totally Tilda's Eggstra special challenge

You heard right! Susie is having an
 Egg'stra Challenge for you this month over at Totally Tilda Challenges, its an early Easter Challenge!

Easter; Tilda with Easter egg

Your card must feature Tilda plus at least one or more Easter eggs of some sort.

We are very lucky to be sponsored by the lovely Lynne

over at Sentiments 4 You

Please pop over to Sentiments 4 You

and take a look at Lynnes fantastic designer sentiment digis.

ANDDDDD here is mine!
 The papers are K&Company, the ribbon is from really reasonable ribbons, flowers are Wild Orchid  and the sentiment is of course from our dear Lynne at Sentiments 4 You.

And a little close up. I colored sweet little Tilda with eggs with my copics. No prismas today. The leaf punch is Martha Stewart. And voila!

I am going to enter this card over at Just Magnolia where the challenge is Anything goes. Over at PIO the challenge is Punch It so I am gonna slip it in there too.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Totally Tilda with hearts!

That's right you heard it here! The challenge this week over at Totally Tilda is to use hearts on your project. And we don't want one dinky little heart on the bottom corner hiding under your ribbon... we want to see lotsa hearts on there gang! Here is mine:
There is an embossed heart and two stitched hearts and of course I used my MS scalloped heart border punch! Oh yeah, Jemima Tilda is holding a heart too! Yes, that is what Trisha called her and I guess she does look like Aunt Jemima! Perfect in pink...I think!
The flowers are Wild Orchid, the leaves are my MS leaf punch. Tilda is colored with Copics and the papers are he he he he he.... K&Company!

The tag here is the one I made with my Cold Porcelain clay recipe. You can find the complete instructions on how to make your own at the Prairie Fairy Blog.

So head on over to Totally Tilda and get your entry in for the Tilda with Hearts challenge now!

I am entering my card over at Magnolia Down Under as the theme is wet or dry embossing. 


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Baby Baby with Totally Tilda!

Well it is a brand new challenge over at Totally Tilda and it is a good one! The theme this round is Baby cards! Suzie has some yummy valentine's themed prizes for you but I won't give it away you will have to head over to the blog yourself to find out what it is!!!

What you can see here however is my card!
My papers are......oh lets see, K&Company of course! The flowers, Wild Orchid, the sentiment SU, the butterfly courtesy of good ole Martha Stewart. 
I did a nice lace feature here and could not for the life of me find my embroidery floss. ALL I could find was candle wicking. The most hilarious part of this story is that it has LEAD CORE! giving someone a baby card with LEAD on it! Oh for shame! Well, it made the bow nice and easy to shape heheheheh!

and.....this cute little baby bottle was made by none other than me! I used the cold porcelain clay recipe which can be found at the Prairie Fairy Blog and I colored the clay with pink acrylic paint. I shaped it and used a crochet hook to imprint the lines on it. I then rubbed pink liquid pearls on it after it dried. Ta DA..cute pink baby bottle!

Well, I hope you like it and make sure you head over to TTC and get a baby card in there and to PFB to check out that clay recipe!

I am entering this over at Just Magnolia where the challenge is My favorite things, and well, I have lots of favorite things on here. My K&Company papers, my wild orchid flowers and my MS punches oh yeah and my new fave fun stuff, the porcelain clay. WAIT, it has a baby on it, everyone's favorite, well almost everyone! hahahhaha! At Wild Orchid it is a sketch for you to follow.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Totally Tilda Ribbons and Roses...

Can you believe another year just flew by! I think I am still in shock!

The first challenge of the year over a TOTALLY TILDA is...
The girls have really outdone themselves too so you really have to go and check out all their blogs!

Here is mine!
I am not sure why but I had a heck of a time to photograph this card. I used my fancy stitches on my pfaff! Lucky thing I have cards to sew... ROFL! The papers are don't say...K&Company. I tell you they need to start giving me shares in the company!
I was so impressed with meself, ar be dar! I used a scalpel to cut around the rose image on the DP so I could tuck the paper piece with the ribbon on it underneath. Aren't I just a smart pickle!

The butterfly is a punch by MS, flowers are wild orchids. Tilda is colored with my prisma pencils and I glossed her hair up with liquid glass which is glorified crazy glue I think! hahahahhaha! The sentiment I made in photoshop. I couldn't pick between my close up shots so... what the heck, here are both!

Well, I hope you like it and I sure hope you head over to Totally Tilda and get an entry in for the Ribbons and Roses challenge! I am entering this over at  Just Magnolia where the challenge is anything goes!

xo Pickles