Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hello Friend ~ Tilda

Well here we are August already. I am excited as I am going with my sister and a friend to the beach, this Thursday. Can't wait to smell the ocean air and hear the waves.

I used a lot of layering in this card design. And made a background paper bow.

CS from SU, BG paper from K&Co. Flowers from WOC. Pearls from my stash.
I used my Copic brush to add a splash of color to my sentiment.

Tilda is colored with Copic colors. Skin E01 E11 & R83. Hair E25 E27 E31 & E41.
Socks R20 R83 & R85. Basket & Shoes E35 & E41. Roses R83 R89 YG67 & G29.
Dress & Hair bows E41 G21 YG67 & R85.

I am entering this card in these challenges:
The Stamping Boutique ~ Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays ~ Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine Challenge ~ Anything Goes

I tend to use a lot of SU products and SU & Magnolia images.

Wishing you all a fun week filled with stamping opportunities to create fabulous cards.
Your all an inspiration to me. Your cards give me many idea's to enjoy trying.

Many thanks for coming by.
Blessings to all

Monday, July 30, 2012

Looking Elegant ~ Tilda

I found this card fun to design.
Tilda looks so elegant.
I tried a weaving background using card stock, background paper and ecru shaded ribbon.
It was a challenge to get all lined up but
was fun to do.

I added some pearl trim and some pearl beads.
A fun stick pin and flowers from WOC.

Using an oval shaped Spellbinder plain and scalloped. I used my Copic air brush to add
color to the scalloped one to have the color
I needed to match the theme.
Copic pen colors used are Skin E01 E11 &R81. Hair E33 E37 & E41.  Dress & Shoes R81 R83 & R37 with G94.

I am entering this card in these challenges:
The ABC Challenge ~ T For Two
Make It Monday ~ MIM # 100
Tammy's Stampin Corner ~ Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss ~ Pearls

Hope you will like my touch of elegance.

I am having a good day and feeling fine. I am beginning to get out my fall stamp collections for both Tilda and other stamps I have, mainly for SU.

Have a super great day and I so appreciate your visits.
Hugs to all.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Heading To The Beach ~ Tilda

I would love to have a day at the beach.
My sister and I were talking about when
we could do a day at the beach, but no
plans as of yet.

This is a really cute Tilda wading in the water.
I used Copic pens,  Skin E01 E11 & R81.  Hair E43 E57 & E59. Hat and bows R35. Dress R22 & R24. Water B34 & B91.

Card stock from SU, Shell sticker from K&Co. lace, pearls and rhinestone swirls from my stash.

Wishing you all a great weekend to enjoy some fun times and to relax.
I am feeling great and doing very well. I am going to spend today making some new cards.

Sending big hugs and encouragements your way.
Blessings Doreen

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shall We Dance ~ Tilda

Tilda is all dressed up and ready to dance.

I was taken by this bg paper, loved the
browns and pink shades.

So that stimulated my color combo for
this card design.

Using Copic pens, Skin E01 E11 & R83
Hair E33 E35 & E53
Ballet shoes and dress R81 R83 R85 & RV21

Ribbon and CS from SU. Floral roses from WOC.  
Leaf punch MS.
Rhinestone swirls and lace from my stash.

Entering this card in these challenges:
365 Cards ~ Overlapped
Card Makin Mamas ~ 1 2 3 Recipe
Come and Get It Challenges ~ Bingo (Flowers, Punched Shapes & Lace)
Magnolia-licious Challenge ~ Inspiration
Stamp N Plus ~ Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad ~ Give Me Five
Tilda's Town ~ Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss ~ Leaf It In

I thank you all for coming by to share your friendship and encouragements.
I wish you all a Happy Card Making Day.
Blessings to all,

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tilda with Kitty ~ Dusty

Hi everyone.
About one year before my dear husband went home to be with our Lord in Heaven. I got this most wonderful kitty to keep me company, as John was then in a nursing home.
Dusty Boy has been my good buddie ever since. I got him at 6 weeks. He is a male,  Orange Tabby.
Very loving and fun to play with. He is full of hugs and loves. He has a quiet purrr.

I was so excited when this Tilda image came out with a kitty. Had to have it to make cards to feature my Dusty. I used a color combo of Orange and Pink. This is a very different color combo for me to use. It is bright and very colorful.

I used Copic colors, Skin E01 E11 & R81. Hair E29 E35 E39 & E53.
Kitty YR 21 YR 81 Y12 Y21 Y32 & Y38. Sweater top R20 R32 & R35, 
Socks R20, Skirt & Shoes E34 & E37.

Flowers from WOC, MS leaf punch, ribbon and pearls from my stash. CS from SU.

I had a quiet weekend and spent some time in my hobby room organizing my scraps of cardstock and designer papers. I put all into color groups into zip lock bags. Oh my goodness I had way more than I thought. I need to use my scaps before making more.......LOL

Have a great week everyone. Hope your all doing well. Many thanks for coming by to visit my blog.
Hugs & Blessings to all
This is Dusty wathching me take photos of my cards on the patio through the screen door.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Down By The Water ~ Tilda

Hi everyone. My goodness our weather has been so muggy and last night we had thunder but hardly any rain with it. Just a mere few sprinkles of water. Cooler temps today but still muggy.

I am enjoying a day to play in my hobby room.

This Tilda is a cute summer image to design around.
I used Copic colors. Skin E11 E01 & R83.  Hair Y32 Y35 & Y38.
Mermaid & bubbles B00 B02 B04 & B05
Flowers from WOC, CS from SU, Ribbon, lace & square beads from Micheals.
Other items from my stash.

I am entering this card in these challenges:
Magnolia Stamp Lovers ~ Sugar Challenge, Only Tilda
Oozak Challenge ~ Bright Colors
Tammy's Scrapin Corner ~ Summertime

Have a super fun weekend.
Hugs and Blessings To All

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer Days ~ Tilda

Our days here in the NW of Oregon are warm and muggy. I had to put fans on to get some air moving.

Our poor US is really suffering a severe drought. Food prices will be soring through the roof as they say. I could use a nice day at the beach. But with gas prices so very high, I have to watch
my budget. My sister had an idea of three of us going and splitting the gas and that will
make it possible.

So until then, I enjoyed making this card and thinking of the beach.

Happy Summer Days for Tilda.
Colored in Copic pens, Skin E00 E11 & R81. Hair Y11 Y32 Y35 & YR 24.
Boots B000 & B34. Top Y06 & YR16. Shorts B36 & B45. Bows and Life Ring B34 & C00.
Light house and fish charm from my collection. Flowers from WOC. Magic mesh, sea shells, ribbon
silver chain all from my stash. Sand Piper stamp and CS from SU.

Wishing everyone a special day to create fun cards. Oh btw, many thanks for the input on adhesives. All great information.

Note: for some reason I cannot access your emails for personal contacts. Some have asked for my snail mail address....
It is
Doreen Clayton
14960 SW Tracy Ann Ct. Apt 104
Beaverton, OR 97007

Blessings To All, Doreen

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sweet Friendship ~ Tilda

Good morning everyone. I had a great weekend and now looking forward to a great week.

I have some new background papers that I have had for some time now and I am looking fwd to trying them out.

I sometimes have a hard time with papers that are a busy design. Not always sure what to do with them. Some designs are bold and still have to put a lot of thought of how to use them in a card.
How about you? Do you all have this challenge?

I  used flowers from WOC, pearl trim, pearls, ribbon, sentiment and swirls from my stash.
Spellbinder scalloped oval and plain oval. CS from SU.

Tilda image colored with Copic colors = Skin E00 E11 & R81. Hair E25 E27 E31 & E41.
Socks R02 Shoes E31 & E37. Clothes B000 B01 R22 & R24.

Have a super great week in designing some really great cards.
Blessings To All

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Breaking Of Bread

Matthew 14:18-20
18 And He said, “Bring them here to Me.” 19 Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds, 20 and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets.

Our Heavenly Father always provides our needs. I Praise the Lord for this daily.

Due to some major financial blows recently, I am having to use some of my grocery money to pay bills.

I was so excited yesterday as a friend brought me 3 huge boxes of food. Wow I could not believe my eyes.

And what is most exciting is that 90% of the items delivered were on my grocery list to buy this next week.

My prayers were answered and the Lord provided for me as He did with all the people and disciples in Matthew 14.

Share your needs in prayer and He will provide.

Praise the Lord with me .... with thankful hearts.
Blessings To All

Friday, July 13, 2012

Fun Play Days ~ Tilda

My goodness it is Friday already. I am feeling better this week and most of my energy is back. Our weather is good and in the low 80's and very comfortable.
I have been in my hobby room making some more Tilda cards. I am just not into making Christmas cards yet. Plus I do not have any Tilda Christmas stamps to color. So will need to see what I can do for this area. Being on a tight budget I may only be able to get one Christmas image and use it in a wide variety of ways. I do have a few Christmas images of Tilda from a swap a year ago, and can I use them.

This Tilda image reminds me of being energetic and having way too much fun. Makes me smile.
She is colored with Copic colors, Skin E01 E11 & R81. Hair E17 E27 & E53.
Clothes and socks are R24 R27 Y06 & Y11.
I used two background papers. One is only yellow circles and the other is a stripped print that I cut into strips to lay diagonally. My CS is from SU.
Flowers & Floral stick pins from WOC, Leaf punch is MS, Ribbon, buttons & ties from my stash.

Have a wonderful and safe weekend.
Blessings To All

Monday, July 9, 2012

Tilda ~ Sea Shells

As a child it was fun to go to the beach and find sea shells and put them into my little bag to take home. Fun days to remember.

We would not mind being at the beach now, to enjoy cool ocean breezes as it is very warm here in the great Northwest of Oregon, upper 80's where I am. I will take this as many of my friends in other parts of the US are in the 100's. I would not last too long in that kind of heat.

For my card I used:
Blue CS from SU, BG paper from K& Co. Flowers from WOC.
Sentiment by Cloud 9 Design. MS leaf punch, ribbon and sea shell charm from my stash. Scalloped oval and oval from my Spellbinder collection.

Copic colors, Skin E00 E11 & R81. Hair E33 E35 & E53. Dress Socks and Shoes B000 B01 R22 & R24.

Have a great day,  stay cool and enjoy some refreshing iced tea. And lots of water.
Blessings to All

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tilda At The Sea Shore

Tilda is having so much fun at the sea shore. Enjoying the  fish and sea shells.
I love going to the beach. I live only 1 & 1/2 hrs. from the beach and it is so fun each time we go. The air smells so good and love the sound of the ocean waves. We have a fantastic aquarium to visit in Newport Oregon and it is filled with many great fish of all kinds. The sea otters are really cute.

I used my favorite Copic pens in these colors = Skin E11 E00 7 R81.  Hair Y11 YR 21 YR 24. Boots B91 B93 B95. Bows & top R27. Shorts B93. Life preserver B24 C00 C3.

Flowers from WOC, Ribbon & red cs from SU, BG paper, fish, sea shells & sentiment from K& Co. Magic mesh from my stash. I used my Cuttlebug for the imbossed effect on the white paper.

I am entering this new card in theses challenges:

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge ~ Red, White & Blue
Raise The Bar ~ Red,White & Blue
Sugar Creek Hollow ~ Summer Days
That Craft Place ~ Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad ~ At The Seaside
Totally Tilda ~ By The Sea/Seaside

Many thanks for your encouragements and visits.
Have a great week.
Blessings, Doreen
Note: I am feeling much better and recovery is going great.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Side Step Garden ~ Tilda

Hi everyone,
 I am Praising the Lord for a successful surgery. I am still waiting for the pathology report for final
details. I am very tired and weary from the process. Many thanks for all your encouragements and prayers. I am so excited they had no trouble getting the cancer tumor out of my body. Praise His Name. !!!

Now to a new card I made last week.
This was my first attempt in making a Side Step Card, it was fun and more
easy to cut out than I thought it would be.

This is one of my favorite new Tilda images, and I colored her with my
Copic pens.  Skin, E00, E11 & R81. Hair E29 E42 & E57. Dress, socks
and shoes B000 B02 & R24. Watering can YG 63 & YG 93, Shovel C3.
Flower pots E35 & E99.

Background papers, cs, ribbon, butterflies & rhinestones from my stash. Flowers
from WOC,  MS fence, leaf and lace punches were used.

 Have a great weekend everyone and be safe. Again many thanks.
Blessings to all

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sea Shore Fun ~ Tilda With Sea Shell

There is nothing like a fun day at the sea shore looking for sea shells.
Tilda here is having way too much fun..

I gave the bg papers a tri cut look and that was fun to do.
I found this new ribbon at our Micheals store for a pretty water illusion.
Also found this neat bag of sea shells on sale and could not resist them for my cards.
I used a string of beads around the top shell to give the essence of shinny rocks in the water.

I used Copic pens to Color Tilda.
Skin, E00 E11 R81,  Hair E31,35 & 37, Shell E70 & R20.
Water B000 & B01, Swim dress R37 & R83.
Stippled Brocade Blue for the sky from SU ink pad.
Flowers and beads from my stash.

Entering this card in these challenges:
Stampin Sisters In Christ ~ Use Something New   Sea Shells
Stampalot Challenge ~ Whats Your Crafty Passion  Ribbons & Beads
Oldie But A Goodie ~ Summer Holidays  Vacation at the Beach

Many thanks for coming by to say hello and leave encouragements.

I may be quiet for a few days, as I have surgery this Tuesday. Do pray for me
that all will go well and I will be cancer free.
Your friendships and prayers are much appreciated.

Blessings to all