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????
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 me...it 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 again...so keep your eyes right here soon!!! Until the next time, take care and have fun!!! Big hugs!!