Saturday, 10 September 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge DT - Karen's Sketch

Woohoo!! It's my birthday today!! Happy Birthday to me LOL!!! Of course, it is also time for another fabulous challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and this week our lovely and super talented Karen has designed the most gorgeous sketch for us to use!!! Thanks hun I LOVED working with it!! You can tell I loved it so much from my card I think, as I just love todays card and to be honest I haven't been feeling that for a lot of my cards just lately! LOL it's funny, I've used some papers from the Prima Annalee paper pad that I didn't like (there are always a couple in each pad aren't there) and now I've used them all I think I've fallen for them and want to buy another pad LOL!!! I distressed all the edges and inked them with walnut stain distress ink. I am also going to enter my card into the Copic Creations challenge who would like to see pink copic colouring.

Here's another view that seemed to capture all the different glittered areas better. I went a bit stickles crazy on this card and have even glittered inside the heart shaped holes of the border punch!

I love this Tilda, I think she is one of my all time favourites! I've coloured her with copics and add stickles to some of the hearts and the lace on her dress.

I got a new die last week - one I've wanted for a long time - the Tim Holtz hardware findings die
- and have used both the key and the lock on my card. I painted them both with pickett fence crackle paint and inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink. The little blossom flower is by Prima and I created the other two roses with a sizzix die and some pink flower stamens from my stash. The chipboard heart I covered with some of the Prima paper and the pins are from my stash.

I used the Martha Stewart heart lace punch for the border and as I already said, stickled inside the heart cut outs. The gorgeous lock is fastened with some brass coloured brads to the card and is actually keeping the card closed - the little "belt" underneath it slides out to open the card.

I used Whiff of Joy's pennants die for the banner and some dovecraft stickers for the I and U. The heart is from The Hobby House.

When you undo the lock and belt fastening this is the inside. I used another gorgeous Magnolia stamp, I think it's called heart text, on the inside and paper pieced and stickled the heart.

On the other side of the inside panel there is a little pocket and a tag.

I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges! Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations! Thanks for looking! x


Denise and Louise said...

Happy Birthday xx
Totally gorgeous card. Such a sweet Tilda and I love all the embellishments and papers. Beautiful
Denise xx

craftymum said...

beautiful card jane
hugs sarah bx

purpleprincess2007 said...

Wow your cards always have so much detail! Hope you have had the happiest of birthdays! Best wishes xx cara xx

yvon said...

Happy B-day too you... have a super day.
Your card is amazing, so beautiful. Love all the details.
Hugs, Yvon

Sam Barry said...

Happy Birthday hope you have a wonerful day also love this card it is breath taking.

Shirley N said...

Oh yes, Jane, this is LOVELY! Happy Birthday!

Chrissy said...

Happy Birthday Jane, hope you have a wonderful day and get lots of yummy pressies.

Such a gorgeous card, love the colouring and the lock and key are fabulous.



Amazing beautiful card.

Louise said...

Hi Jane!!
YAY!! YAY!!! YAY!!
(Now that I´m reading this it´s a day late but in my defence I wrote to you yesterday on Facebook)

Yes, I can indeed see you have truly had fun maing this card because it´s totally Janeish ;) He,he,he! LOL!
I love little Hearts Tilda, she looks so adorable! Lovely paper too :) I guess you´re going to have to get another one ;) Stunning colouring and loads of beautiful details :) Love the "side lock"

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jane.

Marrie said...

Hello Jane,

What a wonderful card.
Happy Birthday.

Hugs Marrie

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane
Happy Birthday, hope you have a lovely Birthday. Jane
I love love love your card (I'm not surprise that you are pleased with it) it is beautiful, love your new die.
Like you I was very un-enamoured with this paper pad, BUT after seeing your card I am going to now use it lol.
Sandra (craftynan)

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday Jane, hope you have a wonderful day.
Your card is as stunning as ever.
hugs Teresa xx

Astrid said...

Happy Birthday and have a nice day.
Your card is realy gorgeous. Wow
Hugs Astrid

Mandy said...

Happy belated Birthday hunny, I hope you had a wonderful day.
Stunning card Jane, so many beautiful details and gorgeous colouring as always, love it
hugs Mandy xx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Jane,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Bron said...

O wow these papers look amazing. I have to agree I have seen these before I though puke but you have brought them to life and made them look so pretty. Tilda looks amazing and all yoru details just make this a stand out card.
HUgs from Bron xo

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