Friday, 3 December 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge DT - Anything goes!

Friday!! Woohoo!!! Now I don't know about you but I've had a fabulous week because we actually have really deep snow where we live and we usually get none or a little sprinkle! I love the snow!! I know it's a pain to get around and it grinds everything to a halt but it is just so beautiful and so Christmassy!! My son's school has been closed since Wednesday so we've been playing in the snow every day and have almost finished an igloo - we're up to the tricky bit now so we'll see how we get on today LOL! Anyway, back to blogland and today's card for the Just Magnolia challenge. It is our special monthly challenge this week where anything goes but we're asking for a bit of sparkle too! My card is one of those that I think it looked better in my head than it actually turned out LOL!

Everybody Art Challenge have a theme of Gingerbread Time and that was the main idea for the card, I wanted it to look like a really scrummy Christmas cake shop! I've used the sketch at Create 4 fun too. The papers are from Whiff of Joy's Winter Pretties pad stitched and then distressed with brushed cordoruy distress ink. The loop border is Martha Stewart double loops punch around the page set.

It just had to be Gingerbread Tilda of course LOL! I've coloured her with copics and added some sugary glitter to the gingerbread hearts in her basket.


It was also the perfect excuse to use a hAnglar stamp! This gorgeous cookie basket which I've also coloured with copics and added sugary glitter to the cookies. I paper pieced the napkin with some Magnolia paper. The tag is a doo hickey die and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps' Jingle Bell Ride set by Crissy Armstrong. I stamped around the edge of the tag with a Stempelglede stamp. I added the gingerbread style wiggle of icing with stickles and sprinkled it with glitter.


I'm not sure on this bit - can't decide if I love them or hate them - I stamped the candy cane from the Magnolia autumn kit onto shrink plastic, and then coloured them with copics before shrinking. They look like boiled sweets with their shine! The gems, ribbon and lace are from my stash.


The tag pulls out from the cookie basket to write a message on. The small candy cane on the tag is also from the Whimsy Stamps set.


Hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Just Magnolia! Pop over to the challenge blog to see the gorgeous cards from the rest of the team! Thanks for looking! x

17 comments:

kelly said...

I really love it Jane so many different elements to it.Have fun in the snow today.

Tracey T said...

You've done it again, Jane! Stunning! Hugs, Tracey T x

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is just too cute for words. I love the colors and the candy canes and basket are adorable.

Cor* said...

oohhh I was totally gonna say, I can taste those cookies! they look so real! What a fantastic creation. Not sure how it looked in your head, but this is simply yummy! (PS- we are drowning in snow here in Canada too- & no we don't live in igloos 12 months of the year- in case you were wondering-lol)

Renkata said...

Such a delightful card.
Love the scene that you have created, such a great details and colouring.

Mina said...

lets see a photo of the igloo when its finished Jane, must be brilliant fun with the little uns in the snow...your card is stunning, I love the frosting on the biscuits
Mina xxx

Cordine said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs
Cordine

Mary Lou said...

My goodness Jane!!!! I love this card~~~You always display such SUPERB talent!!!
You are sooo Inspiring!!
Blessings

Little K Smith said...

Ooooh such a yummy card Jane! Love those cookies! :D Sweet candy canes too!
Kelly.x

Sam Barry said...

That card is soooo cute.. Thank you for the pictures of the snow living in Australia our Christmas is so different with the heat.

Tracey said...

Awww this is just so sweet Jane, the little basket of gingerbread cookies finishes it perfectly. I am sooo with you on the snow, I LOVE it , we have been building an igloo too but the roof just wont g together, keeps collapsing lol, I think we made it too big, I will be sad when it all goes and everything starts looking dull and drab again xxx

Helene said...

Waw, this is so cute....
And the cookies looks so yummy.

Hugs
Hélène

Shazza said...

you always inspire me Jane, this is another fabulous card, love all the detail x

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

What agreat card with a lof gingerbread ,thanks for joining us by eac.
Hugs Agnes

Jenny said...

A gorgeous card and perfectly coloured.
Thanks for joining EAC.
Jenny

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Jane, love the cute Tilda.
luv
Debby

Véro said...

What a marvellous card,Jane,I love it:I love Gingerbread Tilda,I love too your lovely candy canes made in schrink plastic,I love ...everything!