Friday, July 15, 2011

Tilda on a Stroll at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge

Yipppeeee!!! And a very happy Friday to each of you!!! I hope you have had a marvelous week and are prepared and more than ready for a great weekend!! I have had a wonderful week--I am finally back into the swing of things with going to the gym every day so I think I am on my way back to normalcy--whatever that is!! hahahha

This week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are hosted by the very talented Mindy who has provided us a really fun challenge--to use PINK/PURPLE/PEARLS on our card or project. There are two fabulous prizes this week...So come on over and play along with us!!!! We would love to see your creations!!

For my DT Sample Card I made an easel card using Bazzill for the base and all double matting; the DP is from the Wild Rose Studio Lilac Mist Paper Stack; and all background panels are machine stitched. I used the cute little Tilda with Straw Hat from Magnolia-licious, coloring her with Copics and a touch of Stickles and Prisma Glitter. She was double matted with Nesties. For the vertical I used a pleated satin and topped it with 12mm (1/2") Lilac Satin Ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts, tying it into a double flat bow to dangle a little butterfly charm. For the upper right side I used a pearl swirl. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: 35mm Trellis Rose, 25mm Wild Roses, 15mm Open Roses, 6mm Closed Rosebuds, and Heather Stem Flowers. You can see that I added a touch of StarDust Stickles to the larger roses for a little sparkle. To finish the front I added a Small Filigree Silver Corner which I painted white.

For the base of the easel I used the same paper, ribbons, and flowers but added a couple of pearl flowers and a SB Fancy tag with pearls for the sentiment. That's good advice for all of us--REMEMBER to stop and smell the roses!!!

I hope you like my little creation and we really would love for you to join us at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge this week! Gosh, it will be so much fun seeing your wonderful creations using PINK/PURPLE/PEARLS!!! Please drop by to check out all of the lovely creations made by the DT this week!!

AND now for a bit of amazing EYE CANDY!!!!!

Have you ever seen such absolutely gorgeous cuppycakes as this????

or THIS????

These are all made by a very dear friend of mine!! I'm sure that many of you will remember Ann Myles (better known as Madgesty) who was one of the most exceptional cardmakers I ever had the pleasure of meeting and she was such an inspiration to me. She set up The Next Level Challenge blog which was a great source of inspiration to all crafters alike. She now has a new venture called The Creative Cake Academy and is showing her true creativity again!!!! Please do me a great big favor and if you have a few moments, please pop over to her Facebook page and click 'Like' if you love what she is now doing. She is trying to drum up support for her new venture and here is the link. I would appreciate this so much!!! Thanks a million times over!!!

My sincere thanks to all of you for coming by to visit is always such a joy to see that you have been here! Have a marvelous day and drop by again real soon! After seeing Ann's lovely cupcakes, I am thinking it is almost SWEET STUFF time keep your eyes right here soon!!! Until the next time, take care and have fun!!! Big hugs!!


Queenie Jeannie said...

Another beautiful Maggie!!! Every one a work of art and you never seem to run out of creative layouts - fabulous!!

Those cupcakes are a dream! I don't know if I'd be able to eat them - they're too pretty!!!

ursula Uphof said...

Such a beautiful cad again Jacque. A feast for the eye..... Those cupcakes look absolutely exquisite, almost too good to eat. Have a wonderful weekend.

Carly said...

just stunning! and those cupcakes are nearly as gorgeous as your card :)

ellabella said...

Oh My!! This is just delicious Jacque, the design, papers, images are beautifully coloured and all those sweet extras. The little muffins are amazing!!! Hugs janine

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card Jacque, love the purples and those cupcakes are out of this world fabulous!


Dora said...

Hi Jacque, this is fabulous, love the purple/pink colours on your card. Sorry been away for so long, been so busy working as an Extra in a film.... well I definitely need lots of inspiration now so it's one place I'll be coming back he he Hugs xx

theCook said...

Wow I love your card with all those pearls!
Those cupcakes are absolutely beautiful... I wouldn't be able to eat such a piece of art!

Maryann said...

What a gorgeous card again Jacque. It´s soooo beautiful work as always. I´m always amazed, how you can keep on and on thinking of new ways every time, you make a card?
These cupcakes are really awesome and some great pasterpieces each and one of them. I´m surprised, that they can be sold, as they must be very very expensive, aaaas they must take loads of time to make, and I can´t imagine many people would be willing to pay that much for a cake, no matter how beautiful it´ll be? But it´s sure great artwork too, that´s for sure, and she´s so darned good at what she do, that´s for sure. Just like you hun.
Have a wwonderful week-end everyone and lots of crafty fun.

Margo said...

An adorable card and such sweet cupcakes !
And a very very big thank you to you dear Jacque, I have received the most adorable LOTV circular stamps that I won from you !
I'm over the moon to have these precious ones and can't wait to make something with them ! Check your mailbox 'cause a little thank you is coming your way !
Enjoy your day !

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
your card is just superrrrrrr stunning sweetie
love the happy colors very much hunni
and the eye candy, looks so yummyyyyyyyyyy
have a great day sweetie
hugs angelique XXX

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Jacque, the colours are gorgeous.So beautifully put together, all the details so perfect.
AND...those cupcakes...what are you doing to I have to raid the fridge..and only toffee milk cupcakes.

Helen said...

Hi Jacque, this is again a beauty. Purple is one of my favourite colours. The cupcakes of your friend look great. Have a great weekend. Regards, Helen

Jill said...

Again you've made a gorgeous card Jacque! It's always a pleasure to visit you. Hope your weekend will be great, enjoy :)
Big hugs, Jill

Your friend makes the most amazing cupcakes! I send the link to my sister cause she would love to see this! Thanks for sharing :)

The Creative Cake Academy said...

Thank you so much Jacque for your wonderful support - a true friend as ever. A big thank you too for all the lovely comments that are coming in. The cakes are a real passion of mine and an extension of my love and art and creativity. I do not actually sell them, I just do workshops to show people how to create them for themselves, a much cheaper option than buying them, which I agree would be very expensive.
I am so grateful for any support you can give to my new Facebook pages and if you like what I do just click the 'Like' button.
Ann xx

Scrappymax said...

Wow Jacque this is adorable and my favourite colours too. I love all the gorgeous details and the image is another favourite.
Your friends cakes are fantastic, a real work of art - wished I lived nearer as I would definitly be ordering.
Have a super weekend.
Max x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, cute card Jacque.

tanja said...

just stunning! and those cupcakes are a pleaser to see xxx tanja

D K Crafts said...

Hi Jacque. Gorgeous card. Love the colours and sweet image. The cupcakes are amazing. Have a good weekend. Donna

Louise said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty and girly. Those cupcakes are amazing.

Christina C. said...

Once again, you have managed pure magnificence....such a stunning easel card! Beautiful colors, a stunning design and perfect details!
The cupcakes are glad this sensational artist is getting creative again!

Sussie said...

Your card is so beautiful!
And the cupcakes looks marvelous!
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

What a stunning creation, dear!!! Its like a fairy tale in paper !! so beautifully dreamy and you always colour Tilda to perfection, she looks charming! And the color palette is just divine!! Clever girl!!!

Angela said...

What a beautiful card Jacque! The colors are lovely and your embellishing and coloring is so lovely also!

Those are the most beautiful cupcakes, wow! I couldn't bear to eat them - they are just too pretty! hugs, Angela

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Jacque!
this is one of the nicest cards. I love the colors and the design is beautiful. Well balanced. Super job.

The cupcakes are to die for (not literally hee hee). what talent this lady has. I don't think I could dare eat them. I ahve commentee on her Face book.
Hugs Maz

2ne said...

Wow, love the cup cakes - I want to taste them, nammm......

Paula said...

The card is beautiful! You are such an inspiration to me - thank you! Now, the cupcakes....OMG I LOVE them! Definitely going to go Like her (and go get something to eat, for some strange reason I got very hungry!)

Teresa said...

What a beauty all your card with both these roses as the cupcake! Have a nice day!

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous card, Jacque!!!!! You knocked this challenge out of the ball park! Love the pleated ribbon treatment and the colors are like a delicious sherbert! Your coloring is fantastic!!! I must say those cupcakes are absolutely divine!!! I will try to pop over to her facebook page this weekend as I can't do it from here. Thanks for the link! Have a wonderful weekend!
hugs, Sharon

Danielle said...

What a beautiful card Jacque, I am amazed at your unlimited source of inspiration. Gosh... it takes me so long to put one card together! And... those cupcakes! I simply adore cupcakes. However, when I make some, I never have time to decorate them, they eaten while I turn my back and wash the pans!!!!!!
Have a lovely day, from Montreal. Hugs & Love. D.

Barb Hardeman said...

Stunning card Jacque!!!! The pleated ribbon and beautiful pearl swirls are just a couple of the most awesome embellies you've used. Tilda is colored remarkable well, and, OH! Did I notice a sweet charm on the card? You rocked this challenge!

Moni said...

Hi Jacque, this is stunning card, so love the color combo you used. ANd those cute little cups are stunning. SO love them. Hugs, Moni

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card and wow wish I could eat cupcakes! Those looks too yummi!

Chris said...

Geesh, I'm drooling all over my keyboard! Those cup cakes are just too inviting! Yummers!

Yummers on your card, too! It is just beautiful! You put a lot of $$ into each card! The swirls and ribbon are just beautiful. The design of the card is elegant. Beautiful work!

Chris Christensen

Rene said...

I never thought I'd say this but I think something finally trumped your card! Those cupcakes are GORGEOUS!!!!!!
Rene :D

pinky said...

Stunning card Jacque, the mix of ribbons are so effective. Just love this card. I loved Ann's blog and was so upset when she had to close it down. I will certainly visit her on face book.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful Jacque and those cupcakes look too good to eat!
Helen x

Shirley N said...

Jacque this is just stunning, I love this card it's gorgeous! Beautiful cupcakes too, TFS!

Deb said...

Jacque, this card is gorgeous! I have yet to see a card on your blog that isn't!


Deb H.

Whisper said...

Absolutely gorgeous card hun, am loving the pleated ribbon and the swirl of pearls.

Wow those cupcakes look too good to eat, Luv Sam x

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Jacque!!! Beautiful colour combo and love the Tilda image and colouring. Ooh all those Swirls of pearls and flowers are truly scrumptious!!! Love the sentiment too!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Cricket said...

Gorgeous card. Love the purple.


All I can say is WOW!!!!!

Cami said...

I know I sound like a broken record, but this card is so beautiful, Jacque! I love how you placed all the elements together and you never seem to run out of ribbons, or flowers or trinkets, etc. and every card is a beauty in intself. Those cuppycakes are gorgeous...too pretty to eat...what a treat to see these.
Hugs, Cami

cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely pleating and beautiful card :o)

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty Jacque! Sweet little image. Nice touch with the little matching butterfly.
Checked out the cupcakes....what a talent! They are beautiful!!!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Marion said...

Hi Jacque,
Truly awesome card and just love this Tilda. Love the pleated ribbon and all the delish details.
Scrummy cupcakes - she is an artist.

Dorpan said...

beautiful card =)
I love to bake cupcakes and this was really a joy for my eyes =)

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card!


Laila said...

Oh your card is so pretty and girly :o)
And yum yum to the cupcakes. They look so tasty, and very pretty too.
Hugs Laila

Linby said...

what fab cakes, I pinned it onto Pinterest with the link.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Stunning card again, Jacque. Such pretty colours. I remember Madgesty and I must say I think her cupcakes are out of this world lovely but alas I have so far chosen not to be a face book user and I cannot say like. If you can like them or even love them from me - please do so! Hugs, Lesley

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card is this. Nice colours.

Wowww, the cupcakes are also beautiful. Nice done.

Hugs Astrid.

Pinkllilac said...

Stunning card Jacque,the image is fab and really beautiful colours and details, love the cup cakes.
Hugs Linda

Kim. said...

Stunning card and cakes today. Love the colours in the card and as always beautifully embellished.
I have been over and liked the cupcakes as they are amazing.
Kim xXx

Leanne said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the bow, charm & pearly swirls. As for your friends cupcakes they look delicious & are beautifully iced too. I don't think I'll want to destroy them by eating.

Francy said...

Oh I love this card, the image is wonderful and the colours are gorgeous.
How many sweet cupcakes.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jacque~

You must know I love this card! Purple and pink are my two favorite colors! And, my favorite embellishments are flowers and pearls! They just make your card exquisite! This card is so beautiful, Jacque!

And, your friends cupcakes are amazing! She must cater them for weddings! People are giving individual cupcakes instead of a large cake. They are beautiful. Does she deliver?

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Tracey Brossart said...

OMG!! Wow, wow!! I really really love this card...I think it's my favorite yet...although I may be prejudice cuz my favorite color is! And oh my is your friend super duper talented...those cupcakes are stunning!! I definitely liked her page! :D

xx Tracey xx

John Greener said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Jacque!!! Beautiful colour combo and love the Tilda image and colouring. Ooh all those Swirls of pearls and flowers are truly scrumptious!!! Love the sentiment too!!! Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs Sue xx

Renee said...

Gorgeous card Jacque, love the purples and those cupcakes are out of this world fabulous! Hugs, Kelly