Saturday, December 29, 2012

Shutter # 28 Winner

Welcome back to my blog!
I apologize for the delay in announcing the winner. I have been sick since Christmas Eve and I spent most of the holidays in bed. Today, I finally got to read all the comments and I really appreciate every single one of them.

How I wish you can all be winners... but there will only be one.

and the winner is





Gorgeous card, Mae! Love the bow and the gorgeous design. As always your coloring is amazing! Thank you for the inspiration this year, I'm looking forward to seeing your creations in 2013! Hugs, Elizabeth

Congratulations, Elizabeth! Please email me at justalittlebitsweet at gmail dot com with your mailing address so I can forward it to Magnolia Sweden so they can send you your prize!

Thank you everyone for joining me with Shutter # 28. We still have until Shutter # 31 (Dec 31) so there's still some chance to win a prize from Magnolia.

Have a Crafty and Prosperous New Year to ALL!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Shutter 28 Magnolia Advent Calendar

Welcome back to my Magnolia Blog! I do hope you enjoyed your Christmas Celebration.
Today, it is my turn to open Shutter # 28 of the Magnolia Advent Calendar. I chose to showcase a simple card that features Tilda with Little Rudolf.

I colored the image with Distress Ink Reinkers on Arches HP WC 140lbs paper.  The DP is from Magnolia and I distressed the edges and painted with white acrylic paint.
I also used the Spruce and Vintage Tag DooHickey. The flowers and holly leaves are from WOC and the pine cone is from my stash.

Now for the best part, if you leave a comment here, you will get a chance to win a beautiful prize directly from Magnolia Sweden. The winner will be chosen tomorrow and I will be posting it here!
So good luck and I hope you like my card for today!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Paper Bag

Hiya! So the snow storm that was supposed to hit us last night didn't actually make it! It snowed just enough to make tiny specks of white on the grass. But the wind was so strong! I guess I have to accept that I won't have a White Christmas.
Anyway, I have a Christmas Gift bag to share with you.  I used the stamp that was a free gift from Xmas Magnolia Ink 2012. I love this stamp because it's so versatile. You can use it for a Christmas card, a birthday card or any occasion card...especially for those who have/love dogs.
I colored the image weeks ago with Copic Sketch Markers (which I didn't take note of). I used a Magnolia DooHickeys (Memory Tag, Twisted Swirl) Lifestyle Craft Snowflakes Die, MS Branch Punch and a Label Nestabilities. THe DP is from Magnolia. The 2 small roses and Red Crystal Stems are from WOC and the poinsettia is from Hero Arts. The rose trim is from Maya Road and the rest of the details/embellishments are from my stash.

Ok I think I have one more CAS Christmas Card to share. I'm sure I have a few more which I have not shared yet but the pictures are probably in my other computer so when I do find them (hopefully before Christmas), I will share them with you!
Have a warm and wonderful Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tilda with Violin 2

Hi there Magnolia friends! It's been 290 days since the last snowfall here in Chicago. And it's gonna end today! This afternoon, we are expecting a winter storm and about 2-6 inches on snow. Are we prepared for the snow? Yes, we are! I have some carrots, a hat, some twigs, gloves and an old scarf... We are prepared to make a snowman! LOL Every winter, me and my son make a snowman in front of our house. I'm hopping this time we can make a big one.
For my card today, I have Holy Tilda with Violin from the Nativity Collection 2012.  I colored Tilda with Copics and I used a very light ink pad to stamp the image.  I wanted to get that no-lines effect but my ink was not light enough to blend with the Copics. This was one of my first no-lines technique tries and I just forgot to share that it is on a card. 
I was aiming for a neutral, cream and brown color combo 
with a little touch of light blue (from the DP which I totally have no idea what it was), Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I used dies from Tim Holtz, Magnolia DooHickeys and Cheery Lynn

I have a couple more cards to share before Christmas and I made my last Christmas card for my Magnolia Advent Calendar  shutter which you we see a couple days after Christmas.
To those of us who will be hit by the "Thunder Snow Storm" this afternoon, PLEASE be careful and drive safe.
I'll be back again tomorrow with another card!
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Edwin Christmas Card

As I promised, I have another card to share today and once again it's blue! 
This time I used Edwin with Windling Fern from the Christmas Story Collection and I colored him with  Copic Sketch Markers.
The beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

A closer look at Edwin.

See you again tomorrow (or later today) for another Christmas Card!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Winter Skates Tilda

Where is the snow? I really have been dreaming of a White Christmas. The weather has been so mild so far (not that I'm complaining) but I really miss the snow...not the shoveling and the slippery sidewalks and roads... just the snow.

Anyway, I have a card for you today and this features Winter Skates Tilda.  I colored her with Distress Ink Reinkers.

DIs Used:
Skin: Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar (Cheeks)
Sweater: Victorian Velvet
Hat/Gloves/Scarf: Picked Raspberry
Pants: Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire
Shoes: Black Soot

Other supplies:
Go Kreate Die: Frilly #7
Magnolia DooHickey: Scalloped Stitched Lace
Tim Holtz On the Edge
Spellbinders Nestibilities: Petite Ovals


Thanks for stopping by. Stop by again tomorrow for I have another card to share!
Have a nice day!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tilda with a Blue Ribbon Heart Scarf

Hi Magnolia Friends! 
 I have another blue Christmas/Winter card to share with you. I did mention before that I LOVE the color blue and I just can't get enough of it! 
It's Christmas in less than 2 weeks! Have you made enough Christmas card to give your friends and family? Well, I have been making flat cards which are faster to make (I think) and I just add a tag for the sentiment...just like this one.

I have made a number of blue Christmas/Winter cards. So last night I asked myself..."Do I really have a "blue Christmas"? Blue meaning a sad and lonely Christmas... I don't think so! I just love the color!

I used a no black lines technique to color Tilda with Ribbon  Heart Scarf with Distress Ink Reinkers.  This technique of coloring is really fun to do but I really need lots of practice.  

 A closer look at Tilda. I used glitter pens to trace the snowflakes

 DI Used:
Skin: Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar
Hair: Walnut Stain
Hat, Scarf, boots: Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood
Sweater Dress: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Eyes. brows: Multi-liner pen
Snowflakes: Star Dust Glitter Pen

 The pull-out  tag has the sentiment.
DP: MLYB Winterings
DooHickeys: Wedding Swirl, Poinsettia. Tilda Doily
MS Branch Punch
WOC flower
ribbons, twine, charm from stash

Thanks for dropping by my blog today.

Don't forget to visit the Magnolia Inspiration Blog everyday for a chance to win a Prize from Magnolia

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Celebrate Christmas

This is a late post. I totally forgot to post this here after posting it on my Main Blog.

My card is one of my Christmas flat cards.  I used Dancing Tilda with Stars and she is my favorite stamp from the Little Christmas Collection 2012.

I colored Tilda with Copics. I didn't plan to color her using the "no black lines" technique.  I accidently switched the covers of my Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog ink pads.  And because I stamped it on MIC blending card (which is like precious gold to me and I didn't want to waste it) I had to color it just as it was! And I kinda like how it turned out!

Copics used:
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 21
Hair: E47, 37, 35, 33, 51
Red: R89, 29, 27, 24, 22
Wings/White stripes: W3, 2, 1, 0

 The red and white flowers and the holly leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pine cone
and berries are from Hobby Lobby.  The DP is from Glitz and the metal corner, lace and ribbon (which is not visible) is from my stash.  The sentiment/calendar is from LOTV.

And Don't Forget!!!!!

Our Magnolia Christmas Calendar has started last Saturday!
Visit the Magnolia Inspiration Blog and click on the Advent Calendar for that day. Each day a Magnolia DT has a special blog post for the Advent Calender.
And for a chance to win a fabulous package from Magnolia, just leave a comment on that DT's post and she will pick out a winner.
Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black & White

Happy Weekend Friends!

I'd like to share with you a black and white card I made.  I colored Tilda with 
Copic Sketch Markers Toner Gray 0-8
I apologize for the photo. I don't know how to set my camera to take a decent black and white photo.  These are the best photos I can take.

 I used MIC blending card.
Copic Recipe:
Skin: T3, T2, T1, T0
Hair: T6, T4, T2, T0
Top: T4, T3, T2, T1, T0
Pants: T8, T7, T6, T5, T3
background: T1, T0 colorless blender

In Order for me to get a really nice contrast in color, I laid the card on top of the Magnolia Ink Magazine so you can see the it really it black & white :)

Thanks for dropping by! 

Enjoy your weekend!


Thursday, November 22, 2012


Happy Thanksgiving!
America is celebrating one of the biggest holidays of the year today. But because I was not born and raised here in the US, we really don't celebrate it like others do. At the same time, when we arrived here in the US,  my husband and I always worked on holidays. If I work on Thanksgiving, he works on Christmas. And if I work on New Years Eve, he works on Thanksgiving the next year.  We are both Registered Nurses and that's part of a nurse's life...I guess.
But this year, it's gonna be different. We were invited by some friends to have Thanksgiving dinner with them. And I made this card to give the hostess. 
I guess I can call this a CAS card. And believe me, this took me way longer to finish than my fully embellished cards! For some reason I just don't know how to make a CAS card look nice! This is the best I can do. 
Stamps used are from the Nativity Collection and I colored the image with Distress Ink Reinkers. And I used Perfect Layering Rulers to layer the papers.
Thanksgiving may be celebrated once a year, but giving thanks doesn't have to. And at this note, I would like to thank all of you who take time to visit my blog and leave me lovely comments.  I really, really appreciate it! You are my inspiration.

I hope you like my card for today. And thank you for stopping by!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tilda with Long Hair

Hi there friends! It's Friday once again and I know every body if looking forward to the weekend, to spend time with family and of course craft.

My card for today features Tilda with Long Hair from the Christmas Story 2012 Collection and I colored the image with Copic Sketch Markers and I stamped the image on MIC Blending card.

Up close
 Copic Recipe:
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, 21 (chalk for cheeks)
Hair: E37, 35, 51
Hat/Tunic: BG78, 75, 72, 70
Hat lining/ Leggings: W3, 2, 1, 0
Shoes/ Belt: W8, 7, 6, 5, 4
Bell: YR23, Y17, 15, W5, 3
gift: R39, 37, 35, 32, E43, 42, 41, 40
Shadows: E43, 42, 41, BG70, B0000

DP is MLYB: Winter Twig

The pull out tag and the sentiment inside is  from CCDesign AmyR

Ribbons, lace, charms/bells and seam binding are all from my stash.

Thank you so much for dropping by today! 
Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tilda with Violin

 Hiya! This is my first card from the Nativity Collection. This is Tilda with Violin and I colored her with Copic Sketch markers.  I love her hair and I enjoyed coloring it too! 
I used MIC Blending cards and I love it!!!!
I followed a very simple sketch and embellished the card with lace, ribbon, an angel charm and beautiful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The DP is from My Little Yellow Bicycle. Sentiment is from CCDesigns.

 Copics used:
Skin: E21, 11, 00, 000
Hair: E47, 37, 35, 51
Dress/ Wings: W3, 2, 1, 0, 00
Shadows: E42, 41, 40
Violin: E 25,  23,  21, 11

 To make the flowers more Christmas-y I sprayed them with Shimmer Spritz and added frosted berries and some holly leaves.

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Jingle Jangle Tilda

It's the first weekend of November and surely feels like Christmas already.
My card for today features Jingle Jangle Tilda from the latest collection A Christmas Story. I colored her with Distress Ink Reinkers. I made 3 Snowy Pine/Spruce Trees to show a snowy weather.
 My tutorial for the trees can be found HERE.

Thank you for dropping by and have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Magnolia Ink

The New Magnolia Ink Issue #6 is coming out soon 
and I am SUPER EXCITED about this issue.

In this Christmas Edition of Magnolia Ink...

I am the CoverGirl!!!  
Yes, that is my card on the cover!

This is one of the best early Christmas gift!

This issue of Magnolia Ink is now for Pre-Order  and it comes with a free stamp!
You can also but it directly HERE!

Be sure to grab a copy!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Snowy Tilda in Pink

Hello Magnolia Friends! I have a new card to share today. I have been working on and making 3D images lately with Magnolia stamps but this is my first time to post it here. I few of my 3D cards, I sent them to some special friends.

Snowy Tilda from the latest Magnolia Collection, A Christmas Story. I love her hair :). I used Copic Sketch Markers to ink her up. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  There's lots of photos when you scroll down so I hope you like it!


One last look at my card so you don't have to scroll back up

Thank you so much for dropping by and taking time to look at my card!
Enjoy the rest of you day and take care everyone!