Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Get Well Magnolia

Good morning crafters, hope the weather is fine for you today. The Halloween party looms and yesterday I baked a cake!!!! So what I hear you say - well, I don't do cakes!!! I probably won't do anymore either after this effort - well it is probably edible but the butter icing on top was supposed to be orange - yep you guessed it  - for a pumpkin - but it turned out red. I was going to take a picture to show off my other skills but I obviously haven't got any (sob sob!)

Anyway enough of feeling sorry for myself and onto my card for today. I have fallen in love with the Magnolia stamps particularly Tilda and have ordered one - a Halloween one so won't get used till next year but I really love the Tilda as a bat!! The one I have used on my card was a stamped image I received in a candy win.

 I have coloured her with water colour crayons and added crystal glitter on the neckline of her top. The oval shape is from Core'dinations - ROY.G.BIV - and has been sanded to distress the edges - I hope you can see it. The main background paper is from Funky Hand - It's Funky Too, and the pale pink paper is from Funky Fairys - Simply Brushed and the brown and pink paper is from their Chocolate Covered Christmas kit and this has been torn along the edge - a bit more distressing.

The flowers have been punched out from brown felt ( I have had this since I first started crafting and suddenly thought about it today for brown flowers - there would have been too much pink otherwise), and corrugated card with added gems for a bit of bling. The sentiment is one I have had for ages and been very reluctant to use but needs must - sorry I can't remember who they are from.
Whoops I nearly forgot, the sketch is from Just Magnolia and is one of Martines - it is lovely and is shown below

I managed to get the paper layers mixed up but I don't think that matters!!

The other challenges I am entering this card for are :-

Use Your Stash - most treasured stash (sentiment and felt),

Simon Says Challenge - Get Well Card,

My Time To Craft - Rip It Up,

Magnolia Down Under - Distressing plus Magnolia Stamp and

Sophisticat Challenge - Pink, Brown and flowers.

Finally, another card done. Please pop by and let me know what you think, your comments do mean a lot to me.



♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining in MDUC.
Kristy x

Unknown said...

Hi Ali,
What a gorgeous card. It is easy to see how you could fall in love with Tilda - she is just soooo cute! I love the colours you have used and those flowers are fab. (Thanks for the comments on my Tutorial by the way - much appreciated)

Dawn xx

Tara said...

Beautiful card Ali, love those flowers!
On the cake front, you could say you were trying to recreate Dracula's blood instead of a pumpkin, lol!
Hugs Tara xx

Chrissie said...

I just love pink & brown together! Thanks for joining in MTTC this week.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This card is sure to cheer anyone up!!! Gorgeous coloring and design!! Tilda is too sweet!!

Ali Dantre said...

Hi Hunny. wonderful card! Thanks for joining us over at sophisticats this week.
DT Boss

bumblealsie said...

I have tried to bake in the past and can pop out a nifty cheese scone.

Unknown said...

Fab Card, love the image and the layout is fab, good luck with the challenges and thanks for joining us at Sophisticat this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

Jodie from Oz said...

WOW! this is absolutely beautiful and Tilda is adorable with that big bunch of flowers. Loving your colours and papers. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under Distressing Challenge and hope you will join us again next time.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Ali :-) I love this Tilda and the layout is fab ! I love those papers and the felt flowers are a brilliant idea ! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x

Timcso said...

Beautiful card! I like these colours and I love the image and flowers!:)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)

Tímea and DT

Donna said...

Smashing card Ali, a really pretty combination of colours and papers :) Donna x

made by fifi said...

gorgeous card - thanks for joining in MTTC challenge x

Tracey Feeger said...

Such a wonderfully pretty card. thanks so much for joining us at MDUC.

cheryl said...

gorgoues card thanks for joining us at sophisticats this week love cheryl xxxx

Sue said...

Your card is wonderful. Colors are so nice. Tilda is colored beautifully. Thanks for joining us at the MDU Challenge this week. Hope to see you back next time.

blackdragon said...

Hello Ali... hope you and your little dragonlettes are ok and enjoying the half term break.
Lovely card... i love Tilda... please dont tell anyone that!! Reputation would shattered!!!
Thanks for joining in at sophisticats this week.
hugs lynx

Debbie Pamment said...

Beautiful job!!! Hope the cake tasted great!
Thanx for joining us at MDUC

Unknown said...

This is lovely, I really like how you've cut around Tilda and 3d her, looks fab!

Thanks for playing along with us at Sophisticats this week

Jan xx

Karen said...

Gorjus card and great use of Avril's challenge. Thanks for joining in over at SOPHISTICATS and I hope to see you again soon.
Good luck with all the challenges.

Love Karen x

Daniele said...

Pretty card love the colour scheme, thanks for joing in MTTC challenge this week Hugs x

Juls said...

just gorgeous! Love the brown and pink colour combo!

Allison Rankin said...

She is darling...such a super take on the sketch!

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for joining in the fun!

Ali Dantre said...

Hi ya, Thanks for joining us over at Sophisticats this week Beautiful card! Love it.
oooer velvet flowers ;o) Gorj

DT & Boss

stephanne said...

Happy Halloween to you!! I must say, I want to see the cake!! I have the hardest time making red icing, and here you say you made red accidentally!! I bet the cake will taste delicious!! Gorgeous card, I love that image and the beautiful papers you've used!! Thanks for joining us at MDUC, I hope you'll be back next time around!!!

Unknown said...

A beautiful card. I have used that Tilda before - there is a lot of colouring involved in this one! Thanks for participating in the MDU Distressing Challenge and good luck!
Alicia xx