I made TOP 3 at Magnolia Mania

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Forever PINK!

Hello everyone!  

Well, it's cold and blustery outside so what better excuse to sit and do my cards and blog.  What rubbish!!!  As if I needed an excuse - I'm just totally addicted!!  Love it! :)

That 'C' word is just horrible for anyone and even in this day and age, people really panic when they hear the word.  You never ever forget when someone you love so, so much tells you they have it - it's just so awful for everyone involved.  Anyway, thankfully there is so much being done to try and fight against this disease and I just wanted to do my tiny little bit and make something pretty in PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness month (October).

Here is my Forever PINK card and it certainly is a little bit pink!

I created it using three different Magnolia Tilda stamps to accompany the words FAITH, HOPE and LOVE.  I think these words say so much and they are also tattooed on my lovely best friend's foot too!  Yes, really!  I have actually drawn and cut out the lettering, which is no easy task and I am definitely going to invest in some alphabet dies to make my life a little bit easier.  Still, I enjoy it so I'm not moaning - much!  I used Bazzill card for all the letters and think they came out quite well.

I've used Magnolia Tilda holding a heart for the FAITH part and a pink breast cancer ribbon for the dot above the i.  For HOPE,  Magnolia Tilda holding a daisy seemed a nice choice and they are all coloured with Promakers.

The papers I've used are from Fancy Pants, Authentique and Bazzill card is also used.  I'm really in love with Marianne Creatable Anja dies at the moment and the oval ones are in the background too.

For the LOVE section, I felt Magnolia holding her teddy was the most obvious and they are coloured using Promarkers too.  I've handwritten the 'always and forever' sentiment using my pink Staedtler pen.  I just love writing my own sentiments as you definitely have more freedom.  I've used pink organza ribbon for the pretty bow and beautiful pink flowers all from that wonderful and well know place called WOC.  The little beaded flowers are by Paper Cellar.

Below is a view from the side of my Forever PINK card and you can also see how the inside has been decorated, again using pink but this time with beautiful big flowers too.

I am hopefully going to enter my card into the following challenges:

Well, I guess that's me for now but I will no doubt be back soon - very soon!  Have a lovely day everyone. 
Big hugs

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Magnolia Witch Halloween card

Well a big 'HELLO'.  This is my first ever blog so here goes .....

I have spent quite a bit of time creating this beautiful Halloween card.  I covered the card using Wild Rose Studio Lilac Mist paper, which are incredibly pretty and are all the colours I love too.  Other papers used include First Edition Dreamcatcher. Doilies have been aged using Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink.  The witches hat I drew by hand, cut out then decorated with lilac ribbon, studding and a small piece of hand-coloured and sewn denim patchwork.  The web on the hat was drawn using Pro-Marker's Metallic pens.  I drew the cat and cut him/her out and the same with batty-bat then drew the pumpkins and coloured them using Pro-Markers too.  The little broom I created from bits of wood in my own stock and the spider is a cute little thing made from my own stock too.  I have hand written the 'bibbidi-bobbidi-BOO!

The ever beautiful Magnolia Witch has been brought to life using Pro-Markers and Sakura Gelly-Roll pens.  I really do love creating cards using Magnolia Tilda.  She's just adorable.  My card was finished off using adorable Wild Orchid Crafts flowers with corner and flourish dies too.

The inside of the card has been decorated using cheese cloth, die cut tags, hand-drawn pumpkin and handmade wand.

I hope you like my Halloween creation and I am going to try and attempt to enter it into the below Halloween challenges:-  

Thanks for looking and feel free to leave any comments.  

Big hugs for now...