Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Magnolia and Wee Stamps Challenge DT - Birthdays

 Woohoo!!!  It's a special day today!!  You may have noticed a few changes to the blog at Magnolia-Licious Challenge lately.  Diana is now stocking the gorgeous Wee Stamps too so Diana's teams have merged together to play as one big team!!  Our first challenge is birthdays.  It is my daughter's birthday soon and she has been asking for such a long time now "how long to my birthday?".  Before Christmas I kept telling her it wasn't until after Christmas, so then she has thought it is going to be every day since Christmas lol!  So, to cut out her confusion and also hopefully teach her some numbers at the same time I've made her a little countdown card!
I have coloured Tilda with copics and added stickles to her wings.  I've inked around the image with tattered rose distress ink and then I've done some heat embossing with sea foam embossing powder and a Stempelglede stamp. 
I added some cheesecloth behind the image and some lace and a cameo from my stash.
I masked off words from several different stamps in my stash to create the wording.
 On the bottom of the easel I have also stamped and embossed the Stempelglede stamp around the edges to match the easel part of the card.  Now for the fun part!!  I cut 41 tickets using the Tilda's Ticket die and stamped numbers onto each one using some number stamps from Whiff of Joy.  I've inked the edges of the tickets and then punched holes through the tab part of the tickets so that I could thread them all onto some seam binding tied in a bow.  So each night before she goes to bed she can tear off a ticket and know how many days there are left until her birthday!!!  I hope she doesn't get too disheartened when she sees the huge pile of tickets, bless her!!!  At least it will be exciting when it gets nearer the day!
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-Licious and Wee Stamps Challenge!  Pop on over to the blog too find out more details about our new challenges and see the rest of the team's stunning creations!!  Thanks for looking! x


Sandra said...

This is a lovely idea Jane and an amazing creation. Your daughter will love it.


Lizzy said...

WOW this is gorgeous...great design and fabulous colouring :)

xx Hugz Lizzy xx

Hanneke said...

What a great idea Jane! This way your daughter will have something lovely to look at while waiting for her birthday to come. Hugs, Hanneke

mgoll88 said...

Thats a very wodnerfull idea with the birthday countdown, looks realls wonderfull, lobe the way you decorate ist..wodnerfull!!


Sheri said...

So fabulous!! The coloring on this is strikingly GORGEOUS!! I could just stare at this all day!! :)

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Angela said...

What a charming card and so beautifully colored Jane. Love the countdown tags with the numbers of days. Very clever! hugs, Angela

Suzan L said...

Oh My Goodness Jane, what a wonderful idea! I just love this countdown easel card that you have created. It is gorgeous! Have a wonderful week!

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful birthday easel Jane. Love the idea of making a stack of tags as a stopper and the cameo adds a touch of elegancy here :o)

Grenouille Greetings said...

Loving your idea of a count down card with all of those pretty tags, Jane. This is GORGEOUS!!! Hugs, Lesley

Grenouille Greetings said...

Loving your idea of a count down card with all of those pretty tags, Jane. This is GORGEOUS!!! Hugs, Lesley

Candy said...

Hi Jane,
You make the most beautiful things!!
I love your card and of course so will your daughter. I think it is such a GREAT idea for her to be able to take off a number each day. Your colouring is so so soft and wonderful - your papers too!! I have wanted that Stampinglade ( sp) stamp for a very long time; but the lady is sick and it is out of stock :o( Gorgeous design.
Big Hugs, Candy

Cathy Lee said...

Jane, this is so adorable. Absolutely creative with the little ticket counter. Tilda is fabulous and gorgeously colored. She is one of my all time favs.
Cathy Lee

Chris_P said...

Really beautiful!!

Chris said...

Your card is just precious, Jane. I love the ticket countdown you created. Very clever! You can't get more interactive than that, huh? The colors are fabulous as is the cameo. It's one of my favs!


Suzi said...

Hi Jane, just catching up with all you lovely ladies. Your card is fantastic, love the calendar idea. The shape and pretty colour combo are perfect. Hope you had a lovely weekend.