I made TOP 3 at Magnolia Mania

I made TOP 3 at Magnolia Mania
Yay!! I made TOP 3 at Magnolia Mania

Monday, November 12, 2012

Magnolia with snow heart and a hidden extra!


Hope you're all well.

Not been on for a couple of weeks - even though I promised to be back soon!  Had so, so much going on it's just been a bit mad, to say the least.  Nothing like getting my head stuck into making a Magnolia card to take my mind off things though - so that's what I've been doing!

I thought I would have a proper go at trying to make a Christmas card.  I've made a couple of others but I'm just not that into them.  Don't know why.  Anyway, here's my little Magnolia Tilda Christmas creation - with a hidden twist - and I really hope you like it:

I've brought Magnolia to life using Promarkers and used Snowtex from Live and Love Crafts (LLC) for her little snow heart.  I have also used Snowtex on the flowers, which are of course from Wild Orchid Crafts (WOC), just like the ribbon and lace too.  The gorgeous blue background is from Kanban and of course, I just had to buy loads of it.  You know what, I'm sure all my money goes on things for my card making!  The pearls and sparkly bits are from my stock and I really can't remember where the frosty berries are from.  Head and sieve spring to mind!

The front of my card is decorated with a carefully tied organza bow, including little bells, and a handwritten tag. 

As you can see in the first picture, the front is nicely finished off with a tied cinnamon stick - which holds a little secret for those long, cold winter nights ahead.......

A hidden hand written recipe for Mulled Wine, which will warm you up from head to toe and give you a wonderful glow.  Well, it does for me!  Not only does the cinnamon stick give you the recipe but it also tells you how to prepare and serve it.  What could be better when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose and toes?

I've used the folding panel inside the card to include a little pocket containing a removable label to write all those wonderful Christmas wishes on:

If I can get my act together and correctly do the links, I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:                                                               

Hopefully I've done them right!  By all means leave a comment and I hope you like my card.

Well, that's me for now as I'm absolutely shattered and I'm sure I need glasses as my eyes feel like they're falling out of my head!  Let's press the publish button and see what happens ......

Hugs to you all


  1. Very cute blog header! Lovely project, such soft colors and sweet design....
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Marvelous Magnolia this week...

  2. This is stunning. Fabulous colours and such wonderful detail. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR.
    Hugs Sue W.

  3. Gorgeous card with beautiful design. Thank you so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge. Hope to see you again soon :o)

  4. This is gorgeous!!!

    Thank you for joining LLC´s November challenge!


  5. Beautiful creation. Love all the fab details! Thanks for joining us in the LLC Christmas challenge.Hugs, Elizabeth

  6. Hi Beverly,
    Great seeing you joining in with our challenge again. Sorry that I'm so late visiting; been a busy month. We're doing an Advent Calendar over at the LLC Blog with giveaways every day in case you've the time to check it out. Beautiful Christmas card; this is such a sweet Tilda!