Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Just Magnolia - First Birthday Celebration


Hi everyone, I think I may just manage to make this challenge by the skin of my teeth!
As Just Magnolia are celebrating their 1st birthday and because I'm a HUGE Tilda fan, I really wanted to join in with this challenge and I've been trying to get my card ready and join in their bloghop for nearly a week now. Still, better late than never.
The sketch was from the lovely Mina and was an absolute joy to use (I shall be using this again and again) and there was also the optional twist of 'Thank You' which I decided to go for.

Card Details:
* Image - Magnolia 'Tilda with Tulips'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Laura Ashley and K & Co
* Mat - Nellie Snellen frame
* Everything else from my stash

I used my distress inks to edge the mat while it was still in the cuttlebug, but I don't think I did a very good job of it. I've seen this effect used on other blogs and it looks much better than mine, ah well, practice makes perfect.
I hope you like this as much as I do (I NEVER normally like my cards!) and I'll be back again on Friday with my DT card for Crafty Ann's challenge.

9 comments:

Pamela said...

She is beautiful Chrissie. I am still struggling with my distress inks, but yours look fine to me.
Pam x

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Chrissie, love the layout no wonder you will use it again
Beryl x

Barb said...

Chrissie, this is VERY pretty! I think your coloring and the border are perfect! Beautiful soft colors. Mina always does great sketches and you did her proud with this one!

Hugs,
Barb

Doreen said...

This is simply gorgeous Chrissie,she is coloured perfectly.xxx

Bev said...

Beautiful card Chrissie, such wonderful detail and fabulous choice of papers! Thanks for joining us at JM this week x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Chrissie this is so beautiful you have coloured Tilda perfectly and I just adore the colours you have chosen to work with and that oval is gorgeous a real beauty this

Hugs
lorraine x

Crystal said...

Beautiful card Chrissie, and I LOVE how you did her cheeks...very cute!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cute card Chrissie.
luv
Debby

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh my Chrissie! What a gorgeously pretty card. Your colouring is always perfection as I know from first hand experienc. Well done for producing another beautiful creation.

Lots of love Sheila xx