Friday, 2 April 2010

Just Magnolia special monthly challenge - fold it!

Thank you for all your amazing creations to my sketch! I loved seeing how everyone interpreted it! This week it is our special monthly challenge with a whopping $25 spending spree at Simon Says Stamp courtesy of Heidi as the prize! We do not have a tutorial this month, the challenge is to make a card with more than one fold. So many wonderful options and I'm amazed how many different ones the DT came up with! I was just itching to use some of my new Princess Tilda's that I bought at the NEC so decided to make a card where I could use two! You will find the tutorial for this on Split Coast Stampers forum here.

In the foreground I have used this gorgeous Tilda kissing a Frog - I am so in love with this stamp, isn't is amazing!! I have coloured her with distress inks and added stickles to her gorgeous fluttery wings and the lace on her dress. I created a little garden for her to sit in with my MS double loops punch to make a fence and my new MS punch from NEC with gorgeous flowers along the edge (which I don't know the name of as I was so eager to open it and threw the packaging away LOL). I added some tiny flowers that are waste from the punch along the bottom too and I have added a centre to each flower with gold liquid pearls. The cute green leaf ribbon is from a local store.

I added a couple of gold hearts to each "fence post" that were waste from my MS heart lace punch for finials. Here is a close up of this gorgeous Tilda too!

Along the top of the card I have added some leaves punched with a Woodware punch and some flowers punched with EK success punches to continue the garden. I have added gems from the Hobby House to these flower centres.

On the stand up portion of the card I have added yet another gorgeous Princess Tilda, again coloured with distress inks and I've stickled her dress and tiara. This little beauty had sold out on Friday when I went (no surprises there) but luckilly they had more coming Saturday and my lovely teamie Bev got one for me (thanks soooo much hun!).

Yes, the Tim Holtz stamps are out again!! They all just seemed to be perfect for my cards this week! I have stamped this one with milled lavender distress ink and embossed the heart with gold embossing powder.

Another view showing the little garden better. Now, are you thinking I've cheated and this is not really a card?? Can you believe this actually folds down flat to be posted!?!? I couldn't when I saw the tutorial but below is how it looks when it is folded - amazing eh?

Hope you like it and you really need to visit the challenge blog to drool over the rest of the teams creations, everyone has really surpassed themselves this week I can tell you!!! Hope you can join us! Thanks for looking! x

34 comments:

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, as always. Very clever. Got mine on preorder, hope they hurry up. Sarah x

kelly said...

Hi Jane.A BIG WOW!!!!!
I love it.It must have taken ages.It truely is stunning.She is really cute.That is great leaf ribbon i`ve never seen anything like that before!
Kelly

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!!!!!!!!!! this is just AMAZING!!! so incredibly gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Kylie said...

Oh wow Jane - this is amazing! I love all the detail. Just beautiful!
Have a great weekend
Kylie

ladyjanet_56 said...

Wow jane this card is georgous and dont you think princess tilda looks a little like Kara, I think thats why you love it.

Anonymous said...

Oh! This is truly scrumptious. Chrissy. xx

Maria Therese said...

Wow gorgeous!!

craftymum said...

Just gorgeous Jane
Love Sarah XXX

Debra James said...

Wow This is absolutely stunning...Love all the details and little extras, Hugs xxxx

Rainmac said...

Wow, wow, wow what an amazing card, love all the detail and of course the Tildas xxx

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness..how creative is this! Beautiful work! I love all the little details!

Mag said...

Wow what a magical project !!! A real fairy tale !!!
Hugs
Mag :)

Debbie said...

THis is spectacular!!!!

kmassman said...

Love your card--everything is wonderful!

Georgia said...

Such a beautiful card Jane! I love those fab papers and sweet Tilda! Have a lovely Easter weekend! :) Love, Georgia xx

Yvonne said...

Now this is a lot more than a card.. this is a creation in it's own rite!
i am just amazed about every little detail on this card, from the colouring to the fantastic leaves and fence! beautiful!

Jannie said...

Wow !! I don'tknow what to say.
What a stunning card.
I love this image,the colors,I love all of it.

Happy Easter.

hugs Jannie.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Jane this is utterly incredible!
Such an awesome creation I am in love with it!
Stunning work!
hugs
kim x

Pam S. said...

love this Jane! gorgeous painting and awesome card design... I am so mad at myself for passing over this border punch! lol Next shopping trip it will be in my cart!!! I would like to look at this fold on SCS and I see you posted that but it's not clickable! pouting here! lol
I'll check back or you can email it to me! thx!
pamsparks at mahaska dot org
Pam Going Postal

Marina said...

This is absolutely stunning and I LOVE it!

Hugs,
Marina

Julie said...

Jane, this is incredible, I'm speechless with admiration for your creativity!! So much too look at and drool over!! You're a genius!! Juliexx

Mary Lou said...

Amazingly wonderful Jane!! Love those Tildas!!
Blessings

Stampin Mindy said...

Hi Jane, this is so beautiful. I love the border punch, and the vines. Beautiful coloring. Such a lovely card. Hugs! HAppy Easter

debby4000 said...

WOW this is brilliant and gorgeous Jane.
luv
Debby

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Absolutely amazing Jane, just love all the details you have included in it - so inspiring. Must have a go at one of these cards !

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Loopylou!! said...

omgoodness, i do so love your amazing cards jane and you have been super busy making this week!!! i love them all hunny xxxx

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh Wow Jane, this is amazing. It really is stunning. xo Jackie

Tasha said...

Wow this is really stunning such a beautiful design
love tasha xx

Jane x said...

Absolutely amazing card, I have these two Tildas on order and I can't wait especially after seeing your lovely creation, love Jane x

Tracey said...

Awwwww this is so cute Jane and very clever too - does not look like it could possibly fold flat - gorgeous TFS XXX

Davi said...

HI Jane, thanks for stopping by and your kind words! I have never seen these tildas and this creation is just fabulous!! Wonderful coloring,distressing, and all the layers and details!!

Martine said...

oh wow this is gorgeous sweetie, such a clever folded card :), i soooo adore those tilda images and i sooo need em for myself, Beautiful embellies and papers too darlin, Hope you are well and had a lovely easter :)

xx

Martine

VĂ©ro said...

Magic card Jane and wonderfull Tildas!

Berni said...

This is amazing, I love it. Please pop over to my blog as I have a little something for you.
Berni