Saturday, 6 February 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge DT card meets Truly Scrumptious - Pink & Grey

Woo hooo!!!! here is my first DT card for Magnolia Down Under Challenges!!! I'm so thrilled to be part of this team, they're work is amazing!!! In case you didn't know, MDUC has gone back to being a weekly challenge!! This week the challenge is pink and grey.....yummy colour combination isn't it!!! This gorgeous prize from Kellie is on offer to the lucky winner this week.
I have to admit I was apprehensive about making this card as the only other pink and grey card I've ever made I hated LOL so to make sure I got it right this time I bought some papers especially. They are by Melissa Frances and are just so dreamy looking!! The flowery one is called Julia and the striped one is Gregory! I have used the sketch at Truly Scrumptious challenge too so am entering this for that challenge which also has the please include of buttons and bows, which I've also used!

I have used my favourite Tilda from the summer collection, I just love her whistful look and that she can be used for any occasion. I've coloured her with distress inks and added stickles to her wings. The gorgeous swirls around the image are the new years swirl from Magnolia, stamped with tattered rose and covered in stickles.

I have stamped the swirl stamp in opposite corners in full and touches of it around the rest of the BP edges and again covered them in stickles. The papers are distressed and sponged with tattered rose too. The gorgeous ribbon was a bargain find - 48p for a huge bundle!! I've added a button and some jute string from my stash.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts. They were white but I've sponged the edges with worn lipstick distress ink and sprayed them with pearl glimmer mist. The leaves are punched with a Woodware punch and inked with tattered rose. The sentiment I have written myself with a silver gel pen and again stamped parts of the New Year swirl around the edges.

I couldn't resist adding a couple more leaves peeping out the other side of the image LOL and there is a band of the gorgeous ribbon running across the card. The gorgeous lace underneath was another bargain find - 40p for 3m!!!! (needless to say I got lots LOL)

For the first time in ages I actually decorated the inside of the card while I was making it (I've been saving the scraps with the cards to finish when I use the card). I was going to follow the sketch again inside but then decided I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous swirls so I just used one rectangle of flowered paper and the circle left blank for a message.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking! I hope I have inspired you to join in with us at Magnolia Down Under this week! x

34 comments:

Kristy Young said...

This is absolutly beautiful!!
Kristy x

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Jane - you have NAILED this colour combo - what a gorgeous creation to inspire everyone. Love the softness of it and the glittery swirls!! Love it ALL
xXx

Kellie Winnell said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jane, so pretty and elegant. I love all the added little glitter bits just makes the card have even more of that fabulous WOW factor! Love it and always amazing work.
Hugs Kel xx

Abby said...

Oh Jane another beauty! I love the MF paper....gonna have to check it out. I love how you finished the inside too!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Oh wow. Jane this is stunning!

Donalda said...

Wowzers!!!!!!!! What can I say but BREATH TAKING dear!!!!

Debra James said...

This is so visually stunning Jane. I love all the swirls with the glitter around the edges. Wow... for someone who doesn't do these colours much you did them so well.Gorgeous card. Hugsxxxx

Lizzy said...

Absolutely stunning card ~ just luv everything about it xx lizzy xx

Tracey Feeger said...

Wonderful. Love the embossing in the background. Great DP and wonderful image. Great job with the colours, and great inspiration.
mwah
Trace

Nicolchen said...

WOW ... your card is gorgeous ... I like the soft colors you have used ... just beautiful :0)))

Nicole

Fran said...

Wow,I love this card so much, you have achieved that vintage look that I absolutely love and can never seem to get right. I'm so jealous, I might have to stalk your blog a bit and pick up some tips, lol :)

stephanne said...

Your debut MDUC project is amazing, as all of your creations are!!! I love LOVE the swirls, wowie, and sweet little Tilda is coloured so nicely!! Lovin' your bargain supplies too, an all-around beautiful project!! Welcome to the team!!
Stephanne

Marina said...

Ooooh, it's so lovely!
I love the soft colours and details and design are gorgeous.

Hugs,
Marina

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jane ,,, absolutely stunning ! I love the image , papers ,, distressing , embellies ,,, everything is just perfect ! :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Kimba-Slydog said...

Your card is so wonderful. Love the light colors and the bow.

Hugs,
Nicole

Rainmac said...

Completely beautiful, love the softness and all the detail, it's gorgeous x

Paola said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Love greetings
Paola

SusieLou said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! The papers are beautiful and I so love the glittered edges and the decorated inside. Susie x

Tracey said...

Awwww this is adorable Jane, and yes you have inspired me TFS XXX

Debbie said...

OMG...this is gorgeous!!!! I love how you glittered the edges, and the pink and greys make it so soft and sweet.

Georgia said...

Stunning card Jane, the ribbon and button look perfect and I love what you've done with the inside too! Have a nice week. :)
Love, Georgia xx

Annette said...

Wwo this is stunning. sandra x

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Jane and your pretty Tilda is coloured so beautifully. Love the papers, you found the perfect combo for the challenge. Gorgeous design too. Chris x

Dawn said...

Beautiful soft wonderful card, love the sparkles and flowers too

thanks for joining us on TS

Dawn

Kim Piggott said...

Soooooo beautifully stunning Jane!
I looooooove it!
hugs
kim x

Juls said...

so gorgeous!! Just Love the softness of it! Hugs Juls

Jodie from Oz said...

Happy Monday Jane,
Welcome to the Team.
Your card is so girly and totally stunningly beautiful. Love the embellies and all your wonderful details. A great take on the challenge. Have a great week.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Chelsea said...

Jane, this is so sweet and beautiful! I love the distress edges and those beautiful flowers and lace. Such a detail card...love it! ~Chelsea

Stempeltiger said...

Such a stunning work Jane!
I love the soft colours,the swirls, and the cute image. Your colouring is fab!
Warmest wishes
Swantje x

Lena said...

So beautifully stunning. It's gorgeous. My God, I don't have works for speak about this card. Well done! Hugs, Lena

Stampin Mindy said...

WOW, this is gorgeous! I love these colors and all the glittery swirls. Stunning card. Well deserved dt spot!

Kimmi said...

Beautiful card. I love the image you've used, she is on of my favourites and most used too! Love the swirls and the layout is really pretty! The inside is gorgeous too!

Kimmi x

BA said...

such a wonderful card jane!!
xoxo BA

Michele said...

Stunning card Jane. Love the way you've coloured in the image and all the gorgeous details. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x