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Monday, 20 February 2012

Magnolia Card..........

Well its taken me well over a week to make this card but here I am at long last and with a card that I am very happy with.
I've a draw of Magnolia stamps that never see daylight. I've been having a good sort out in my craftroom and have added lots on ebay and still loads more to go on if anyones interested.
I went totally OTT with this card and love the final result. Tildas been coloured with Copics and Prismas and dotted around her with a White Gel Pen. The papers are Magnolia, Dies Galore including my TH Weathered Clock, a big favourite right now. Found all my flowersoft in a cupboard so have added to the Magnolia Fence along with lots of MS Punched Butterflies. Cheesecloth, Stickles and a Viva Pearl Pen for a touch of detail and a scrummy piece of lace to.
Forgot to say the tag on the left is removal so you can always add a message there to and the fence has been arched giving a bit of dimension.

This is the inside. Again Magnolia Papers, Flowers, Punched Butterfly, MS Border Punch backed onto Bazzill Cardstock.
Thats it from me, busy week ahead, Jessica is off to Budapest in the morning. Gotta be up at 3am - eek.

Heres a few challenges;
Just Magnolia - Make A Tag
Corrosive Challenge - Another Dimension
Robyns Fetish Challenge - Pretty In Pink
Flutterby Wednesdays - Anything with Wings
Totally Tilda - Tilda with a Hat On
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - More than 2 Layers
House of Gilli - Swirls, Pearls and Lace
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Lace
Crafty Catz - Favourite Things (flowers, dies,copics)
Totally Papercrafts - Ribbons and/or Bows
FairyTale Challenge - Spring
Guylou's Inimitability - Girly Girly
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
DYSU - Layers
Cute Card Thursday - Flower Power
Pennys Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Diva's by Design - Wings & Things
My Mums Craft Shop - Swirls & Pearls
Simon Says - Tag It
Creatalicious - All About Lace
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Oldie but a Goodie - Lace (magnolia stamp & papers)
Crafters Companion - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - Flower Power
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends - Inspired by a Song (will smith - summertime)

Will be catching up with blogs throughout the week and hope its not too long before I'm back with another card.

Have a good week everyone and thanks for looking.............

Now added to my Ebay



Jackie said...

A gorgeous card with wonderful textures and very pretty colours :o)
Jackie xx

Doreen said...

A stunning card Claire,love all the details you have added and gorgeous Tilda.xxx

Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful, inside out.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie loving the image my maggies need to come out more I have this one. I'm still on sorting my stash out I've just sent a loads of stamps to a friend lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Clare said...

Well I can see why your happy with your card hunny it's beautiful!. So lovely and colourful. I am so glad that I have seen your use of the cheesecloth as I ordered some and I kind of expected the cloth to be a lot firmer and did not seem to be able to work with it. Mind you it was pretty late at night and I don't think I was being very patient lol!!! persevere Clare persevere!!!!. Have a fab week lovely lady. Hugs Clare xxx

Sheryl Hare said...

Claire this is lovely I love all the different dimensions you have created. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for yout lovely comment. Sheryl Incy Wincy DT x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Claire, so many pretty details to look at and I absolutely LOVE that sweet Tilda she was the very first girlie I bought & is to blame for my obsession lol
hugs Mandy xx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Claire. Oh wow, how beautiful. so much beautiful colour, and lots of lovely textures and detail.
Hope you are keeping well.
Love Sandra xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire wow shes gorgeous I love your colour choice, and that card design is just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxx

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! LOve this Tilda! Fabulous colours too. Soooo much detail in your embellishments....LOve them.
I too have a drawer full of Tilda's lol.

Karen said...

beautiful card Claire x

Renkata said...

Claire, Love this lovely Spring card.
Just make me wish Spring is here.

Guylou Beland said...

Claire... you card is out of this world! Your coloring is perfect! Love all the details on the card! Well done! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's.

Lisa xx said...

nothing wrong with going ott when the results are this pretty! thank you for sharing this with the cutie pies xx

Donna said...

Totally gorge and spring like Claire, beautiful added detail, really cheered me up today seeing this card :) Donna ♥ x

Nicki [LittleTed] said...

This is a beauty! The image is really sweet, and I love all the embellishments and texture. Thanks for reminding me about Flowersoft, must dig mine out!

Nicki, xx

Sarah said...

Stunning card Claire, love the image and how you've coloured her and all the gorgeous details xxx

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a beautiful card, the details are wonderful, super cute!
Groetjes van Jacqueline

Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Claire with lovely detail, many thanks for sharing with Creatalicious Challenges.

Have a wonderful week!

Warm hugs

marion said...

I just love the cute little things on the card and even after looking at it for a while I still see new cute things on it. Better work on it for a week and it's such amazingly card than save time and make a lesser card. Although, I enjoy seeiing these things everyday LOL. HUgs, Marion

angelwhispers said...

Hi Claire this is just so sweet and just love all your detail! Glad to see you posting and still hard at it cleaning the craft room! I'm the same with the magnolia's but I seem to be working my way through them! Love Chanelle xxxx

angelwhispers said...

Hi Claire this is just so sweet and just love all your detail! Glad to see you posting and still hard at it cleaning the craft room! I'm the same with the magnolia's but I seem to be working my way through them! Love Chanelle xxxx

arjette said...

Wooww Claire, what an awesome card!!! It's really beautifull!!!

gr. arjette.

Craftyanny said...

Absolutely stunning!!!
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and good luck
Anne x

Squirrel x said...

Well worth waiting a week hun! Totally gorgeous, such pretty colours and fab details to drool over. Hugs Sxx

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is gorgeous Claire, such a sweet Tilda and love all of those dies 'n' punches too!

Eskimo Frosting said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the pink die cuts.


Donna Mosley said...

Such a gorgeous card Claire, love your amazing colouring and all the scrummy details. The lil' sentiment is so cute.

Donna x

Wendy said...

Stunning card Claire, all the details are absolutely gorgeous, love it.
Wendy xx

Wishcraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Claire! Love this cute image and all your details, so pretty :o) Lisa x

Fluffles said...

Such a beautiful card - I love all the elements you've included & your attention to detail, perfect, Jx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the fence die cut and all your little details are fab.
Nikki x

coops said...

so stunning claire.i love your beautiful spring colours and fab sweet tilda and details ;D

xx coops xx

Mau xx said...

Love it Claire, the fresh spring colours lift the winter blues xx
Love all your detail too x

Sarah said...

Simply Gorgeous love all your detail
it's beautiful...
Hugs Sarah x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - super layout x
Thanks for playing along with us at My Mums Craft Shop challenges this week & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Claire!! What a stunning design my dear!! :) Love the pretty Spring theme and colors here!! HUGS

Sue said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Claire! what a cute image and you've coloured her so beautifully! I love the scene that you've created and all the wonderful embellies! So many wonderful details here and everything is just perfect - it's a really sweet card!
Hope you are having a good week!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

June Nelson said...

Morning Claire this is lovely and I love alll of your embellishments, no wonder it took you a week, its lovely darlin xxxxx

Iulia said...

Amazing card, Claire! One can never get disappointed when visiting your blog:) Love the fresh colors and the happy feeling it conveys! Great job sweetie!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Magnolia! Hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Iulia

Kim Piggott said...

Claire this is so beautiful!
Pretty as a picture!
kim x

debby4000 said...

Adorable Claire, love it.

Delphine said...

WOW, Claire, your card is gorgeous! So beautifully embellished and I LOVE your Tilda! Hugs Delphine xx

Becky said...

Lovely card Claire, I love all of your embellishments.
Thanks for joining us this week at MMCS,
Becky xx

Pauline said...

This is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Arabella said...

Fabulous card Claire! I love all the beautiful embellishments and the curved fence is fab!


carol said...

what a lovely pretty creation, Thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ, good luck, play again soon, x carol

jojoscraps said...

Wow, I love all the details on this stunning card. And those butterflies.....Beautiful!
Jo xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is simply stunning your detail is just amazing hugs Cherylxxxx

Jacqui P said...

Beautiful card hun! Love all your pretty details! a lovely summery feel!
Thankyou for joining us this time over at totally tilda challenge!
Jacqui P x

Anonymous said...

Oh my,this is gorgeous.There's so much going on with the texture and detail.Great colouring too.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Your colouring is stunning and I love those butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up, hope to see you back next week.


Bianca said...

What a cute and lovely card! I love the little details you have used for the bagground! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Kathy said...

What a stunning little scene you've created. The image is colored beautifully. Love the butterflies and fence, too. Thanks for joining us for the Corrosive Challenge this week.

catz said...

Love your card...and I love that tilda, just got her on line. I noticed you mentioned that you have some stamps for sale.....do you happen to have this older Tilda.... Annie, I love you! It's really an older one, she looks like a baby, bald little head, real plain! Been looking everywhere for her since I saw her on a card over at Magnolia-licious on a card entered in it's latest challenge! Thanks, Teresa

Pop's Cards said...

This is really gorgeous hun I love the image hugs Pops x

Alessandra said...

this is so sweet, and I love the bright colours that u've used. Makes me smile.
xoxo, Alessandra

pinky said...

Claire that's absolutely adorable. Love all the pink and all the sweet little embellishments.

Alina said...

Hi, Claire, I haven't forgotten you, you asked me about the cardstock I use to colour my images, well, I use recordcards, nothing special, I buy them at a local store, on the package stays ''Ficard- Aurora'' and they have a website www.aurora-productions.be. The cards are smooth, sometimes I have problems printing out my images, I use a HP inkjet printer. If you need to know more about this, please ask.

Your card is very pretty, I have that lace in my stash, I love it! I haven't used cheesecloth yet, but it looks great!
hugs, Alina

Dora said...

No wonder you are so happy with your card .. it's beautiful! Love the colours and the fabulous solouring of Tilda.. not to mention all the details and that cheesecloth mmm :) I love that too. Hugs xxx

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Claire~
Thanks for hopping over to my blog and leaving a sweet comment... I'm here checking your blog out and holly molly love everything you do... I'm also your newest follower...
Love that Tilda she is one of my fav's too... awesome card....

Shanna Shands said...

Great card. I really love your image. Thanks for playing along with Totally Gorjuss.

Tracey T said...

Absolutely beautiful, Claire. Love the colours and all the different die cuts - they make it such an interesting card to look at, as you see something different each time. Hope Jessica has a great time in Budapest. xx PS I caved and ordered the Tim Holtz clock die! x

Mummylade said...

you have used such warm and happy colours! Thank you so much for entering the Totally Tilda challenge and giving me the opportunity to visit your blog and admire your work.

Mary J said...

Oh Claire, that is gorgeous! Beautiful use of the fence die and love the butterflies!

Pink Dandelion said...

Gorgeous card, love all the little details. Debs xx

Jenny said...

Eine wunderschöne karte mit tollen Details.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge . Liebe Grüße.

Pinkllilac said...

Oh wow Claire this is just stunning I love everything about it, your colouring is beautiful and love the picket fence,
Hugs Linda

Linda said...

Wow this is fabulous! beautifully coloured as always! and lovely layout truly is another stunner.
Hugs, Linda

xxxtglxxx said...

this is so cute - and just as stunning on the inside too :)

Love these older tildas, they have such a nice feel to them, and there are some gorgeous details on this!



Arabella said...

Stunning card Claire! The details are amazing!!!!


Sue said...

oh my claire what a pretty card, love the image and that lil fence looks fab, beautifully put together


Marion said...

Hi Claire,
Playing catch up as I've been without internet.
Gorgeous card and such a sweetie of an image. Love it.

Sabrina Berlin said...

A lovely spring card - wonderful colours!

Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.


susan said...

Congratulations on being one of our TOP PICKS! We hope to see you again at THE ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE. Thank you for displaying our TOP PICKS badge!

Roxann said...

WOW! This is jaw dropping! Love the addition of fabric.

Tracy S said...

Gorgeous card. I love all the awesome detail. Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge over at Guylou's! Good Luck!!

Trina said...

This card is super pretty! Love the pearl spray and the extra little random pearls! Thanks for sharing at Guylou's Inimitability!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Claire I love this! I love the idea of the removable tag and the flower soft too! Judy x

♥ Michaela ♥ said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.
Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Stamp Friends

karen said...

Hiya Claire, and you should be happy with it coz its AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL! thanks for joining the Cutie Pies this week, Karenxx

PokSa said...

Amazing! I love your card.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Sonia said...

Hello Clairex!
Super wonderful card! Great JOB!
-Sony - DT Lollipop Crafts


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