Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pretty Magnolia

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! Just a quick post before I start my day of grocery shopping, cleaning, blah blah blah...

Actually there are couple of challenges involved with this card...


First of all, I love watching Kristina Werner's Make a Card Monday and Finally Friday videos. For yesterday's video she created a beautiful card using black as the base. The Friday Challenge is to either create a black base card or a thank you card. I did both.

I followed the sketch from Just Magnolia. I have had friends graciously give me stamped Magnolia images, what a perfect excuse to play. However, I don't know the names of these stamps, so to me, this is Tilda with a Lollipop. I colored using Copic Markers.

The other challenge I followed is from Raise the Bar. My good friend Joni started a challenge blog of her own which debuted last week. I wasn't able to play last week so I when I started this card I realized that the stuff I was using fit her challenge. It's the gift that keeps on giving. The ribbon I used from a Color Me Happy round that Joni hosted, the background stamp was given to me by Tami Mayberry and I believe (if memory serves) this is the heart punch that Joni gave me.

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm off and running... well, maybe after one more cup of coffee.


13 Encouraging Thoughts:

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow this is a treat to see loving the colours and Tilda looks stunning I love the hearts down the side and the black base in very effective.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Fuzzy Slippers said...

How sweet! I love the sentiment.

KymKreates said...

Your Tilda is magnificent. Isn't nice to have friends. That is how I get most of my Tilda's.

Angela said...

She's precious! Love how you have her sitting on the ribbon; great idea!

Micki said...

Oh I love black as a card base. Great card and love how you colored Tilda. :-)

Stacy said...

Ohhhh wow! Beautiful card! I love your Tilda, she is just too cute!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

SOOOOOOOOO Adorable! Love how Magnolia is sitting on the ribbon ... looks fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar ... and we do hope you'll be able to join in the fun again next week!!

Anita Hovey said...

Hi Mel! Lovely card...but who doesn't love Tilda? LOL Thanks for joining in at Raise the Bar this week.

Theresa said...

Miss - Your card is just wonderful. Even though I don't love Tilda - I think it's a great card. Your coloring is amazing.

I love the sentiment!

{HUGS, Sassy}

~*Joni said...

LMBO at Theresa's comment! Ahh, sisters and their honesty. ;) I love the way Tilda is sitting on a ribbon and yes - those are the hearts from last year's Xmas punch!! Awesome job with the black card base, so stunning. Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week Mel!!

PaperCrafty said...

This is too cute, Mel!! Tilda is so sweet!! I Love the black & red with the textured background!!

Mina said...

fabulous card Mel, I love lollipop Tilda in black and red she looks great...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xx

Country Mouse said...

Great job, thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar! Love your card!!!

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