Monday, July 8, 2013

I Love You - Tilda & Edwin Scrapbook Border

Hi everyone,
I hope you are all well.  Thank you for popping in to see me & welcome to all my new followers.  It is so wonderful to know that you like coming here :)  It really gives me that nice warm fuzzy feeling :)  Thank you.

I haven't been here much this week as it is school holidays here at the moment so my Daughter has been busy with having all her friends over.  As you can imagine, it's been quite hectic lol.  However, I have been able to get one design done :)  I hope you like it.

I used the following Copic colours:

Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
Hair: E43, 50, 53, 57
Dress: G00, 21, 28
Shoes: E50, 51, 53, 57
I & You: R11, 20, 22
Hearts: R81, 85, RV34

Want to pin the Copic colour combo?

I have tried my hand at a few techniques this week that I have never tried before.  The first one being masking the images.  It took me quite a few attempts to get the actual stamps positioned right but I managed to get there in the end.  

The other technique was the dots in the background.  I'm not too sure what the proper term is you?  However, I will just call it my dotting technique for now lol.  The image was looking a bit bland even after colouring it in but now after adding the dots it looks more 'alive' lol.

Hey look at Edwin.  Isn't he just sooo cute? :)

I used the following Copic colours:

Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
Hair: E43, 50, 53, 57
Hat & Shirt: G00, 21, 28, C1, 3, 5
Pants: E40, 41, 43
Shoes: E50, 51, 53, 57
Heart: R81, 85, RV34

Want to pin the Copic colour combo?

I had a few problems in deciding what colours Edwin should be wearing lol.  I didn't want him being dressed in pink lol.  White would have made him blend into the heart too much & I would have lost him.  So green & white was the decision :)

Talking of hearts.  These are my new dies that finally arrived at my front door the other day.  Oooh I was so excited that I couldn't wait to get it all happening.  I also used an old heart template that I have had since I first started scrapbooking (back in 2000).  To my suprise & relief it was just big enough to match the diecut :)  I cut all the white hearts out by hand....something I haven't done in a while but it all worked well together.

I picked up some crochet thread the other day & used it to make the bows on the little hearts. I like it better than using bakers twine as it doesn't 'fray', meaning the strands don't split apart so much.  

I also used my new Ice White Pearl Pen (very easy to use), inked the big hearts with my Kaisercraft Script stamp & Victorian Velvet distress ink.  All of the edges have been distressed with Aged Mahogany ink & I also have hand sewn the design.  I can sew them better by hand than on my sewing machine lol.  Oh I had so much fun with this one :)  Lot's of new techniques.  

I got my Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Tag out to play, stamped it like the hearts, added some gingham  ribbon from my stash & a cute little heart charm (I have sooo many of these lol).  The lace is also from my stash & happy to say that it is finally all gone :)  The cute little MS Monarch Butterflies have been given a little bit of sparkle with Stickles & I added a few beads too.

I must admit I had the best time & a lot of fun putting this design together.  I didn't have one hold up which is not the norm for me lol.  As some of you will know, I normally get stuck half way through.  Well, I am extremely happy with this design & as usual the photo's does not do it much justice.  Ohhh I so can't wait to get a new camera.

If you would like to pin this design to your Pinterest board:


This design has been popped into my


I would like to include my design into the following challenges:

Magnolialicious - Love is in the air
Albc - Die-ing
Cupcake Craft  # 249 - Anything but square
Make It Monday #148 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Alota Rubber Stamps #110 - Vintage
Marvelous Magnolia #34 - Dots or Gingham
Allsorts #214 - Favourite Things (My new heart dies / lace / Tilda & Edwin / Oh heaps of things :)
One Stop Craft Challenge #233 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Butterflies & Bows
Time for a Magnolia Challenge #21 - Use 2 Magnolia stamps
Totally Gorjuss #191 - Anything goes with circles (Do buttons, pearls & beads count? :)
Magnolia Down Under #204 - Shabby
A Gem of a challenge #87 - Lots of layers
A Creative Romance #3 - Ribbon or twine
Crafts & Me #138 - Anything Goes
Magnolia Mania #73 - Scene with Tilda & Edwin
Oldie but a goodie - Butterflies (The heart template, lace, buttons, DP)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #75 - Anything but a card & ribbon
Simply Magnolia - Vintage with pearls
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Pink & White
CMC Copic Challenge #72 - Anything Goes Colouring
The Ribbon Girls - Add a bow
Whimsy Stamps #61 - Ribbon & lace


Well that is it for me tonight.  It's getting really late so I had better go & link up these challenges :)

Thank you so much for coming by.  I am looking forward to paying you a visit too.  I have been receiving many lovely comments & I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated with you taking the time to do that.  It warms my heart greatly, so thank you very much :)

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The giveaway will be ending this week.

Have a great day or night (wherever you may be :)


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The-Butterfly said...

Hey, thanks for the reply on my blog, I thought Mr linky was right but didn't want to miss the deadline if he was wrong :) my ME board is a simple concept lol just a set of 6,6x6 chipboards with some of my fave images and a quote about me on each one (this one being thaty I can be a little grumpy lol) hopefully they will then hang from one another on the wall:) just something different from the usual cards :)

I love your designs here!their so blooming cute! I have a real crush for magnolias so love these! Think I'll be comin back here much more to give my magnolia addiction a hit :)

thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Debbie said...

Thank you for entering at Sweet Stampin' this week with your lovely card. Debbiex

cristel said...

so very nice and pretty colours you used

Wendy said...

Ooo, pretty, pretty, pretty! Spotted this lovely card on MIM xx

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Sharon said...

This is fabulous. The images are gorgeous and I love the design and embellishments.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon x

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful creation. So sweet and nice details.

Hugs, Astrid.

Karon said...

This is a stunning creation!!! WOW - love all the colours, the images aer beautifully coloured and all the embellishments are amazing! TFS

Chana Malkah said...

Very pretty and beautifully colored! I spotted this beauty at MIM!

Natali said...

Gorgeous project. All details so beautiful.
Many thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie` “Butterflies” Challenge and we hope to see you again.

Sharon Caudle said...

Super cute project!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Magnolia-licious, and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Franz♥ said...

Wonderful design and original creation, love it!

Thanks for sharing this fab work with us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges this week!

Hugs, Franz :)

Jay Gee said...

Wow, what a fantastic creation Lisa! Gorgeous colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Whimsy Stamps challenge :)

Shirley-Anne said...

Really interesting post ..have enjoyed browsing .Love the creation made and shared on Make it Monday .

AnyOldCraft said...

Such a beautiful creation and I love the dotting technique.
Adds just the right finishing touch :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

So, so pretty Lisa. Love the darling magnolia images and the fabulous coloring. The hearts, the pink hues are beautiful... also like the cute charm!

loz said...

Fabulous card and images Lisa.. Visited from MIM for a look..Loz

sue w. said...

Hi Lisa, this is just gorgeous, love it. Love all the details, hand sewing no less and masking etc, wonderful.
Hugs Sue W.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous creation, so so cute...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Rina said...

Oh my goodness... this looks like so much work, and sooooo pretty!!!

Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia this challenge...please come again!

Rina DT

Joe Shien Shien said...

Wow...marvelous..! A very fine details, love your colorings too.. Thank you for joining Marvelous Magnolia Challenge...!!


Marga50 said...

Wauwwww prachtige creatie heb jeg emaakt met helem ooie roze tinten. Bedankt voor je deelname bij TFM. Groetjes Marga.

Tina Makuc said...

This is fantastic Lisa!!!
I love every little bit of your creation!!
All the details are amazing and your colouring is awesome too..
Thanks for playing along in this week's Marvelous Magnolia challenge!!
Hugs, Tina

Tiziana Biagioli said...

Wow! This card is adorable ... you're really talented, thanks to your post I discovered your blog that I find beautiful I like your work ..... next time. hugs

Tiziana Biagioli said...

Wow! This card is adorable ... you're really talented, thanks to your post I discovered your blog that I find beautiful I like your work ..... next time. hugs

Anonymous said...

An absolutely gorgeous creation...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Shea said...

WOW. I would like to say more, but my jaw hit the floor and I haven't picked it up yet. WOW. The attention to detail is remarkable. Stunning, really. This is FABULOUS in so many ways and truly satisfies our challenge requirements for "lots of layers." And HOW. WOW. Thanks so much for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge this week!

Heather said...

Adorable!! Super cute!!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow! This is so adorable! :)

Gorgeous creation!

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Stampin'Piper said...

This is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our Magnolia Down Under Shabby Challenge. Hugs Tanja

ladyjanet_56 said...

what a beautiful border love the images and finishing touches. Thank you for joining us at OSCC, Janet

the dotting looks great

Nicolchen said...

Your creation is just fantastic :0)))

Thanks for playing with us at Magnolia Mania ;0)

Hugs Nicole

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous project,
love it
hugs Tamara

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous project Lisa! thank you for playing along with the A Little Bit Crafty challenge!

Teresa said...

Fabulous, love it. Thank you for joining us at A Creative Romance this challenge. Hugs Teresa.

sara said...

really pretty thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
hugs sara x x