Friday, 15 January 2010

Just Magnolia challenge - a Thank You card

Yay!!! It's Friday and that means it's time for another challenge at Just Magnolia. Firstly thank you all for your amazing pleating cards...looks like you all loved Mina's fabby tutorial as much as we did!! We reached 1000 followers this week too! wooooohoooo!!!! how incredible is that, thank you all so much. I reached a little milestone on my own blog too as yesterday I reached 200 followers!!! I can't believe it, thank you to each and every one of you! Which leads me nicely onto our theme for this week of "Thank You" cards. Lot's of these required at this time of year for all those Christmas presents and here's mine.
I have used the Magnolia lace paper, love their papers they are so thick, great for distressing! I have torn them all and distressed with walnut stain distress ink. I have stitched the edges too.
Isn't this Tilda from the Winter/Christmas kit adorable???? Oh I love her, I think she is my favourite, mostly because my little girl squats down like that to do things hehe!! Obviously she is dripping sealing wax so I decided to make a little brown envelope for her to be standing on and sealing. It is made from parcel paper and I have inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink before glueing it together. Tilda is coloured with distress inks and I have added red luster rub on to the sealing wax so that it looks more realistic - it is nice and shimmery in real life but doesn't look so with the winter light we have to photograph with! The circle behind Tilda is some gold cardstock which I have punched with a small hole punch and flower punch to create a punched edge and distressed with walnut stain.
The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, sprayed with glimmer mist and the leaves have been punched with a Woodware punch and sponged with walnut stain distress ink.
The lace bow is from my stash and dotted around the card I have used the punched out flowers from the circle (waste not want not LOL) with tiny pearl middles from the Hobby House.
The tiny brads are Tim Holtz and I have hand written the sentiment with my calligraphy pen.

Hope you can join us this week, I look forward to seeing you cards, wait until you see the rest of the DT's work it is stunning! thanks for looking x


Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Jane this is so utterly adorable!
I love your idea with an envelope on your card!
She is so adorable and your design and detail are fabulous!
Have a great weekend!
kim x

Lizzy said...

Absolutely stunning ~ luv the vintage look to this card ~ perfect xx lizzy xx

Annette said...

Wow all your cards are fab, i love the new Tilda one, great idea to spray the flowers with glimmer mist. Hugs sandra

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, such wonderful details and sweet Tilda.

cats whiskers said...

What a brilliant card dear, just love it
Hugs Jacqui x

nnalorac said...

Seen your card on docrafts, just popped over to have a peek. Again I'll say, a gorgeous card, love the vintage look, so much detail, love the stitching. hugs nnalorac x

Marina said...

This is gorgeous Jane!
Love the papers and colours and details are fantastic.
I love this little Tilda too!


~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card Jane! Love all the distressing details and the fab image. Beautiful coloring and accents too. :)

Mina said...

stunner the papers and the lace is fab
Mina xxx

ELLY said...

I love this card, it's beautiful!!

Juls said...

gorgeous shabby chic look!! love the sepia tones and the floral detail!! Hugs Juls

Minxy said...

Just seen this on the challenge blog and had to hop straight over to say how ruddy fantastic i think it is, love every square inch of it :)
hugs minxy

Kathleen said...

What a gorgeous card. I love it. Kathleen x

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and I just luv it. Your creations are so beautiful. I luv this card. I'm going to have to add this Tilda to my wishlist. She's too cute!


Anna A said...

Lovely card with so many beautiful details.
And Tilda is so cute.
A really beautiful card.

Giò said...

Hi Jane....... another wonderful card!!!!
The sepia shabby look is sooo elegant and the details are all beautiful..... I don't know chose one of it :)

Have a great week end

Georgia said...

Oh, this is absolutely fab Jane - the image is lovely and I love the antique feel to it - gorgeous papers and I love the lace bow! Have a nice weekend. :)
Love, Georgia xx

Marie said...

Love your clever design and use of the Tilda image on your card. Wish I had thought of that! Totally sweet!