Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Create 4 Fun and Magnolia Down Under challenges and some exciting news!!

Morning!! Before I show you today's card I have such exciting news to tell you!! I have been featured in StampARTic's very first Reader's gallery!!!! Wow!!! I am so honoured to have one of my cards shown on their magazine blog, you could have knocked me down with a feather when I saw it!!! Onto my card which is following the sketch at Create 4 Fun challenge and also the theme over at Magnolia Down Under challenge which is to use a Magnolia stamp for a purpose other than the intended one. So I have used one of the Christmas Tilda's and used it to make a child's birthday card. I've been quite adventurous I feel with this card as I wouldn't have dreamed of putting these colours together but I was inspired by the Basic Grey paper that looks like 100's and 1000's on it like a fairy cake LOL. All the papers are by Basic Grey and I have torn and stitched all the edges and sponged with tattered rose distress ink and then added stickles.

I have coloured Tilda with distress inks and stamped a Whiff of Joy christmas swirl around the image and covered the swirls in stickles.

I have had these little cupcake die cuts in my stash since the beginning of last year and thought they fitted perfectly with the papers and are also perfect for a little girl's card. I have curved them before glueing to give them a rounded cake appearance.

The flower is a Prima painterly petal with a flower brad in the centre topped with a gemstone. The "2" charm I have made with a grungeboard number. I covered it with pearlescent glue, added some gems and some chain et voila! I used my MS doiley lace punch along the edges of the pink paper.

I had this scrap of lace on my desk (can't through anything away LOL) and thought it looked perfect along the top of the 100's and 1000' paper. The gem swirl I have created myself from various sizes of gems.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking! I'll see you tomorrow for the Just Magnolia challenge and don't forget if you haven't already entered my candy the link is in the side bar-------> x


mu42800 said...

my neglish is not very good ! but your card is very fantastic, the cup cakes and tilda magnolia stamps are very nice
bizz Mu

Melly said...

This is just amazing! ou are so so talented! Hope my cards can be as good as yours! Check out my new wee blog! take care xxxx

Janette said...

Another beauty Jane,congrats on the Stampartic blog too,love that blog,so many ideas there.x

Stampin Mindy said...

Wow!!!! This is BEAUTIFUL! I love this stamp! I love these papers and all of those details and embellishments. GORGEOUS!!!!

stephanne said...

Hi Jane,
Congratulations on the StampARTic shout-out!! Your card is really cute, Tilda is adorable like a little dollie in this image and I love how you've played that up with fun papers and fun embellishments. I love the light glittery swirls around the image!!
Have a wonderful week,

Kim Piggott said...

Huge congratulations on being featured Jane! So deserved your cards are stunning!
This is no exception just love your card to pieces!
kim x

Sue said...

Beautiful card Jane,
Sue x

Fabiola said...

so lovely bravo!

Anne-Marije said...

Hi Jane,
Your card is so amazing! Lovely Tilda and colouring. I like the little cupcakes.
Thanks for joining us at the Create4fun challenge.
xxx Anne-Marije

Lizzy said...

Stunning card ~ luv the colour combo & layout is ace xx Lizzy xx

Giò said...

Hi sweet Jane!!!
I am so happy for your news, you deserved this satisfaction!!!!!
The card is beautiful and so fun!!!

Have a great week end!!
Big hugs

Kellie Winnell said...

A huge congratulations that is amazing news and you must be so overly excited and well look at your work any wonder it's amazing!

This card is absolutely gorgeous, love the cupcakes, so cute love the 2 hanging on a chain, your colouring is amazing, see all in all I just LOVE it Jane, thanks for playing along at MDUC.
Hugs Kel xx

Sue said...

Jane, what a sweet, sweet card. From the beautifully colored little Tilda (good use of this image too) to those cupcakes, flowers and swirls. So many details to look at and enjoy.
Thanks for sharing your card with us at MDUC.
Congrats on the online mag feature too.

Abby said...

Oh Jane I don't know where to much detail and the colors are beautiful! The cupcakes are adorable too! Beautiful!

Norma said...

Jane, congrats on being featured at Stampartic. This card is another reason why. It's absolutely gorgeous. Love the design and your colouring of this adorable Tilda is fantastic. And the way you did the cupcakes--awesome. Love the card.
Thanks for joining us at MDUC.


Debbie Pamment said...

Fabulous card for a Miss 2 - love the soft colours and all your finishing details! Gorgeous.
Thanx for joining us at MDUC

Marina said...

OMG! How cute is that card!
So pretty papers and sweet Tilda and gorgeous details and, and, and...
I love this card!