Sunday, September 5, 2010
Snowie with Snowflake at Just Magnolia and SWEET STUFF!!
A very happy Sunday to everyone!! Gosh I hope you are having a magnificent weekend!! And for those of you in the States, we have even another day of weekend this time!! Yippppeeeee!! But whenever your week starts, I hope that all of you have a most pleasant one. I am thrilled because I have a day off from my sleep-inducing, energy-zapping radiation so I have a 4 day week!!!!
This week at Just Magnolia we all produced cards using some manner of Crackled Glass. Whew, I hope that is NEVER one of my assignments again...lol...But we have decided to have a little change on how we run our Special Monthly Challenges. We want to inject a bit of fun into it (and make life easier for us all) so from this challenge onwards we are going to set the Special Monthly challenges as "Anything Goes". If you would like to join our challenge this week we would love to have you try out this technique OR "Anything Goes", it is up to you. We understand that sometimes you don't always have the necessary craft items or time for the special challenges, and we want to encourage you all to enter so hope that by making this a FUN challenge once a month you will join in with us - we just want you to play along any way you want this week as long as you use a Magnolia image. Your participation will qualify you to be in the draw for the $30 Credit Voucher at Simon Says Stamp. Admittedly, I didn't use the specific technique this week but I crackled my glass using Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint over the snowman!! So I am an "Anything Goes" person this go-round...lol
For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all matting and the DP is Bo Bunny. All panels were machine stitched. I stamped that darling Snowie with Snowflake on Cryogen White before coloring with Copics and then giving two thick coats of crackle paint. Just so you know, the last time I checked Diana had all three of last season's Snowmen on re-order...so you better check fast!! The matboard for Snowie was cut with a Cricut and then I added those lovely Stempleglede swirls in white which were a wonderful gift from the very talented Christina...thanks, sweetie, a million times over!! For the vertical I used some gorgeous Light Blue Organza and narrower Burgundy Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon. To the vertical I added a flat bow with a dangling snowflake charm. Rather than flowers I used snowflakes--the larger blue flakes are Spellbinders and covered with Diamond Dust, the smaller white ones are MS punches and are covered with Prisma Glitter. Both were centered with a large clear rhinestone.
For the first panel on the inside I used another vertical of the light blue organza with a silver snowman charm dangling from the flat bow. I also added several small white snowflake buttons with the backs removed before adhering to card. For the second panel I merely added another flat bow with snowflake center and a tiny little snowman to the bottom corner.
I hope you will visit the Just Magnolia challenge blog site to have a peek at the beautiful DT Sample cards and will decide to play along with us this week...We would love to see you there!!
A little bit of SWEET STUFF for my favorite people!! All you have to do is leave a comment below and I would love for you to mention the Sweet Stuff to all of your friends if you don't mind!! Please leave your comment before Friday, September 10 at midnight. I would love to hear from you!!
1 Xyron Create-A-Sticker (I couldn't resist buying this since a portion of the $ goes for breast cancer research...smile)
1 Martha Stewart Stamp and Punch Pack - Butterfly
1 MM Flower Shop Tin Collection in white and cream
1 Traveling Tilda
8 bunches of mulberry roses
Thank you so much for dropping by to see what my Maggies and I are up to. I hope you will come back often--it is such a real joy to find out that you have visited!! Have a lovely week and until the next time, big hugs for all!!!!