Friday, 26 February 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge DT - Birthdays meets Simon Says Stamp on PCP!

Well that's some mouthful of a title isn't it!? LOL! Thank goodness it's Friday, it has been a challenging and upsetting week for me and I'm quite glad it's over! I was cheered up emmensly when my replacement MS butterfly punch arrived this morning! Woohoo the butterflies are back, I've so missed using them this week!

Today's Just Magnolia challenge is all about birthdays - easey peasey!!! I have used the most gorgeous paper by Cosmo Cricket which is actually a Christmas paper that was on sale at my local craft store and seeing as there isn't a single thing Christmassy about it in my opinion I decided to use it LOL! I have torn all the edges and distressed them with Vintage Photo distress ink. I've also stamped one of my Stempelglede grunge flourishes around the edges. I decided to make a joy fold card for the first time, just love how they open don't you!? The gorgeous chocolate chiffon ribbon is from Running with Scissors. I've used the gorgeous colour challenge at Simon Says Stamp's challenge on Paper Craft Planet which is Dark Brown, Vanilla and Teal, as my inspiration too - thanks Chris it's a gorgeous combo!!

I've used the oh so sweet Tilda from the Yummy in my Tummy collection, I don't know what it is about this stamp it is just sooooooooooooo cute!! I've coloured her with distress inks and stamped around the edges of the image with the Stempelglede stamp using Vintage Photo.

I have added a gorgeous gardenia from Wild Orchid crafts, some twigs using my MS punch and some swirls using my EK success punch (yes AGAIN LOL - I will get bored soon, I promise). A few pearl pins from my stash finished the embellies nicely!

To keep the card from completely falling open when displayed I added a sentiment using a Tim Holtz tiny attacher brad so that it can be swung round to allow the card to open. The sentiment is from a Forever Friends set I've had for ages.

I must say I'm loving how this card opens, will definitely be making more of these! As you can see I've added a panel for a hand written message to the inside of the card.

The sentiment inside is another from my Forever Friends set and I thought it was quite appropriate to use with this Tilda, it says "wishing you lots of sweet treats on your special day!".

Hope you like it and can join us this week at Just Magnolia! You must go and see the rest of the DT's work - truly stunning! x

PS. the Simon Says Stamp challenge on PCP runs until the 14th March and there is a great prize from Simon Says Stamp if you're interested which I'm sure you are!!


Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow such a beautiful and stunning card Jane!
kim x

Francesca said...

Hi Jane , what a fab card love the colours and details


Helene said...

Hi Jane,

This card is really gorgeous, love it...


Cami said...

Hi Jane! You're a sweetheart! Your card is just gorgeous and I love the folds in them. At first I admired the flourished in the corners on the front, then I saw how the card opens up and I love this joy fold card style! Well, your Kitchen Tilda is colored so beautifully and the colors are very soft. Very lovely card! Hugs, Cami

Lizzy said...

Absolutely stunning card ~ Luv the style, great colours & fab layout ~ luv the design xx lizzy xx

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Jane, you're such a clever girl! I love the way this card opens and what a super idea using the brad and sentiment to keep it closed. Love the colour combo and the distressed look is very appealing. Well done! Wishing you a super crafty weekend. Tons of hugs, Sharon

Ruth said...

Hi Jane, this is beautiful. You put such a lot of detail into your cards! I have sent you an email ( just in case you think it's spam! ) Ruth x

Sheila said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Jane, I love it.. she can come live at my house if she wants :-.
You Rock girl.
Sheila xx

Chrissie said...

Such a stunning card Jane!
I love this fold and the colour scheme is to die for.
I love the little idea of the fastener to close the card too (oh and I'm in love with that swirl punch!).

Debbie said...

OMG Absolutely Stunning!!!! love the colors, pefect in every way, and love the joy fold card, made my first one last week as well. Son #2 said I should make them more often and you know boys, they never comment.

downrightcrafty said...

Just gorgeous Jane
an unusual card, with such intricate detail FAB
Hugs Kate xx

Kristy Young said...

WOW Jane your cards are always sooo beautiful! I absolutly love this one the colours and everything on it so very beautiful! I hope you have a great weekend to make up for your not so good week.
Kristy xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card Jane, beautiful stunning details and sweet Tilda.

Lena said...

Jane, this card is really gorgeous, love it, the colors, beautiful stunning and lovely Tilda.

Anonymous said...

Wow Amazing !!! I love the swirls around the image, I love the big ribbon too and the colors you used give a gorgeous vintage look !!!
Wonderful creation.
Mag :)

Rainmac said...

Wow that is stunning!!!

craftymum said...

Another stunner Jane
Love Sarah XXX

Crafty Dawn said...

Truly beautiful car i too love this colour combo you have done it beautifully!

Love Dawn xx

papirdilla said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours and the vintage look:)


Lorraine said...

the stamping around the image is beautiful i love your card its gorgeous xx

Debbie Pamment said...

This is gorgeous Jane - love the swirls around your image - frames her beautifully!

Sharon said...

Hi Jane,

Such a beautiful card.
I love all the little touches you add.

The bow is gorgeous and I love the vintage feel of the flowers - the colours are perfect.

Sharon x

Stempeltiger said...

WOOWWW! Jane, your card is utterly stunning!
So beautiful colours, sweet swirls, flowers and ribbon. The little tilda is so CUTE and
your colouring is perfect.
Lots of hugs, Swantje x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Just beautiful Jane! Love the vintage feel and that image is perfect. The flower accent is gorgeous too. :)