Friday, 27 November 2009


I have been absolutely bursting to tell you this since Tuesday when I got my email!!!!! I have been asked by the lovely and extremely talented ladies at Just Magnolia Challenge to join them as a design team member!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh I tell you I have not stopped grinning since and screamed with excitement when I saw my email! As I'm sure you can guess my answer was a huge YES PLEASE!!!! I still can't believe it I am so thrilled! So without further ado, here it is, my very first DT card for the Just Magnolia challenge!!! The challenge this week is to follow Martine's stunning sketch and it really is a beauty thanks Martine! Now I must apologise for using this gorgeous skating pair again but it was the only Christmas stamp I had until I received two from the gorgeous new collection yesterday but they were too late for my card! I have coloured them with distress inks, I think I've got to grips with these now, I'm really pleased with the colouring on this one although I do need lots more colours! I have added some ivory flower soft to the trims on Tilda's coat.
I have cut them out leaving a strip of white card around their feet which I have covered in glitter glue to represent the ice they are skating on. I have added it to the image background in a curved shape so that there isn't an unsightly gap at the sides. The background to the image has been clear embossed with snowflakes from the Whiff of Joy winter kit and then rubbed with brushed cordoruy distress ink so that the snowflakes show up as white although it is quite difficult to see on the photo, sorry, hating this dreary weather for lighting!
My flowers have been sprayed with pearl glimmer mist and also given some giltter glue touches, the large one is from Hobby craft and the small ones are from Wild Orchid crafts. Branches have been punched with MS branch punch.

The tag is from the packaging of Tim Holtz's grungeboard, covered in white Q chalk, distressed with brushed cordoruy distress ink and stickles and I have stamped a sentiment from the Whiff of Joy winter kit. It is attached to the image with some tulle.
For the base of the easel card I carried the sketch throuh minus the image and have written It's Christmas! with my calligraphy pen.
Here you can see what I mean about attaching the "ice" part of the image in a curve. Tilda and Edwin are on a double layer of foam pads so they really stand out from the card which helps to give a natural shadow behind them too!
Here is the card folded ready for its envelope. Hope you like my first Just Magnolia DT card and are able to join in this week! There are two more new DT members for you to meet too. Check out the blog to see the rest of the team's cards they are truly stunning! x


joey said...

Hi Jane

this is gorgeous I love the softness of your colourwork on the image! Many many congrats on your new dt post!

Kim Piggott said...

I am so happy Jane!
I love your stunning card!
So beautifully coloured and your paper and detail are gorgeous!
kim x

Nikki said...

Congrats and this is a gorgeous card Jane love all the coloring and the little fluff on the coat, what is the fluff ?
Beautiful Card
hugs Nikki

Gela said...

wow - it's gorgeous! Congratulation!!!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful easel card and adorable magnolia couple.
Congrats on your DT place.

ELLY said...

Wow , love this card. It's really beautiful.
hugs, Elly

cats whiskers said...

Hi Sweetie so pleased to have you on board and what a stunner for your first card, the colouring is beautiful as is the cute image, just adore it all
Hugs Jacqui x

Di said...

Way to go Jane !!! COngrats your going from strength to strenth now girly, well done well deserved!
love this card your colouring and the colours are just beautiful!!

Hugs Di xxx

Crafty Dawn said...

Well huge congrats to you and they are lucky to have you this card is superb!

Love Dawn xx

Marcea said...

What a fabulous card sweetie!!! I am so happy that you agreed tp join our happy team on JM :o)
I am looking forward to getting to know you better and seeing all you super creations

Marina said...

Congratulations, Jane!
Your card is just beautiful.
Fantastic papers and details and gorgeous colouring.


~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous card Jane! Love the vintage feel and the beautiful accents. Lovely detail on Tilda's coat too. Welcome to JM, looking forward to working with you! hugs :)

Sheila said...

Hi Jane.
Congrats from me too, I'm really looking forward to working alongside you on the team:).
I love your 1st DT card how cute does those two look, I love the flowersoft on Tildas coat, it's just gorgeous hun.
Sheila xx

SusieLou said...

Congratulations!! Your cards are always so beautiful - you'll be a great addition to the team! Enjoy!! Susie x PS - love the flowersoft and glitter details.

Jane said...

Fab news Jane...Congratulations!!!

Diamond Doll said...

Congratulations Jane.Your card is stunning.
Trish (-:

downrightcrafty said...

Thrilled for you Jane, you deserve it every bit. I love this card and fell in love with the papers earlier in the year. I think if I could use them for every card I would be so happy. Love what you have done with them and look forward to following your creations now your on the DT
Congratulations again
Kate x

Claire Ellen Designs said...

Jane this is such amazing news hun, I am so thrilled for you, thoroughly deserved as your work is beautiful,
Claire xx

Julie said...

Stunning card and so pleased that we're going to see more of your fabulous talent on the Magnolia blog!!! Your colouring is to die for and I love the way you've embellished and prettified the card!! Juliexx

Tracey said...

Woooooooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooooo CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS, so happy yo made the DT honey - I can;t think of anyone who deserves it more, well done, all your hard work has paid off, can't wait to see your wonderful creations each week XXX

Debbie said...

Truly stunning...congratulations on joining the team. I can see why they choose you, your work is so inspiring. I so enjoyed seeing all you beautiful creations, that I added you to the list of blogs that I follow.

Aija said...

Jane, what a great news, congratulations! I do not wonder why you have been asked :) This card shows it so perfectly. Your cards are allways so well done and you put so much effort on them!

Donalda said...

This is just beautiful dear and we are so happy to have you with us dear.

I have sent you a couple of emails have your recieved them dear???

Abby said...

Hi Jane, congrats to you, they are lucky to have you! Your card is so delightful to look always full of fun details through out!


Bev said...

And very well deserved it is too sweetheart - your cards truly are stunning, and this masterpiece is no exception. We were as thrilled as you when you accepted xx

Lilian said...

Congratulations Jane! Your cards are always gorgeous so of course they had to ask you! Gorgeous work and details! Have a wonderful day!

Giò said...

WOOOOOW!!! I am so happy for you!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your card is fantastic, I love all of them.... all of beautiful details!!


stephanne said...

This is just fantastic news, you are truly TRULY talented and everything I've seen from you is divine!!! Congratulations, it will be great to see your work over at JM, I have signed up as a follower so I can find you easier than chance encounters!! And of course, your card is amazing, love the sultry coloured papers and the softly coloured image, so stunning and elegant all rolled into one!!
Take Care,