Sunday 19 April 2009

Just Magnolia challenge #1

I just popped online yesterday to check up on what was happening in Blogland, as I was having withdrawal symptoms, and I noticed that there was a new challenge called Just Magnolia which is exactly that, a challenge site just for Magnolia stamps. Now, as these are my all time favourites I really wanted to join in for their first challenge (not to mention their prize making my mouth water LOL!) so I set about making this card from their sketch.
I must say I found the sketch quite tricky (but that could be due to me being out of practice lately) and as there was quite a lot to it I decided to use quite muted colours, I now have the feeling that could have been a mistake but c'est la vie!

Card Details:
* Image - Cross stitch Tilda, flowers and butterfly - Magnolia
* Colouring medium - Letraset promarkers
* Backing papers - K & Co
* Flowers - Digital Scrapbook download
* Sentiment - done on PC

I hope you like the card, I won't tell you how long it took me to decide which Tilda to use, suffice to say that it was more than a few minutes! I'm blaming Magnolia for that as each new kit manages to be cuter than the last (I have no idea how they manage to keep doing that!) Little cross stitch Tilda really does have to be one of my all time favourites though and she always reminds me a little of Alice in Wonderland.

Alan and I are popping up to Suffolk tomorrow to visit family for a while, but I should be back next week and I'm hoping that things will settle down a little then and I'll be able to get back to crafting and most importantly, visiting all my favourite blogs and seeing what you've all been up to while I've been missing, so expect to start receiving comments from me again soon LOL!!


Anonymous said...

It's a lovely card Chrissie and I love the muted colours. My blog has moved house while you've been away (so I don't confuse you!!):-)

Ann x

Irene said...

Hello Chrissie

Your card is fantastic, I love the muted colours and your colouring in is fantastic.


coldwaters2 said...

Oh Chrissie it is so lovely to see a card you have done and what a fab one. It may have taken some time but wow wasn't it worth it? I have just finished my card for that challenge there must be tons entering and like you Tilda is my first and all time love.

Look forward to see your postings again have a great break.

Lorraine x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Chrissie, lovely to see you posting. I've certainly missed you. This card is lovely. I must buy myself some Tildas as they are growing on me but I'm just not sure my customers will like them. Have a good time away. Speak soon, Kym xxx

Beryl said...

Great to see you posting Chrissie. I've missed all your lovely cards. This one makes up for it though.This Tilda is lovely - one I haven't seen.
Great new photo of you by the way.
Beryl xx

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Chrissie,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

debby4000 said...

what a gorgeous card, wonderful Tilda.

Nilla said...

Stunning card and great colouring! thinks Nilla

Anonymous said...

Hi Chrissie,
you have made a fabulous card with the sketch.
Thank you for joining us at just magnolia. hugs rachxx

Bev said...

What a beautiful card Chrissie, such pretty papers and colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia x

Tab said...

Fab card hun! Love the Tilda that you chose, it takes me ages to choose as well LOL! Fab colours too!
Hugs Tab xxx

cats whiskers said...

Nice to see you back sweetie and what a card to come back with it is stunning thanks for joining our first challenge
Hugs Jacqui

Naoual said...

Lovely card Chrissie, beautiful colour combination and fab colouring!

Thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia this week,

xx Naoual

Becky said...

Gorgeous card Chrissie! Hope you have a good time away and drop me an email when you return, feels like we haven't chatted in ages!!
Love Becky xx

Lavender Rose said...

What a beautifully made card Chrissie, such gorgeous colours and wonderful layout and papers.

Rita said...

Love it Chrissie, the colours are just what I like too. Hugs Rita xxx

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Chrissie

Crafting Diva said...

Hi stunning card I have left something on my blog for you

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really lovely Chrissie. Everything is just right. I hope you enjoyed Suffolk. I have left you an award on my blog for when you get back. Cathy xxx