Saturday 20 February 2010

Just Magnolia #43

Hi everyone, I'm back again with another card!
I just can't seem to get enough of crafting at the moment, it really seems to be giving me a helping hand as I'm able to 'lose' myself and  forget about real life. In view of this you may be seeing quite a few of my creations in the near future, are you strong enough for that? LOL!
Anyway, on to the's been ages since I managed to join in with the Just Magnolia challenge. It was little Tilda who first weaned me away from vintage and into cute, and she still remains one of my favourite of the little 'sweeties' so I really must try harder to participate more often.
This week the challenge is a fabulous sketch by JayJay, and for my card I've used the adorable 'Tilda picking Lilacs'.
Don't you just love those sweet little plaits blowing in the breeze? (for anyone not from the UK, plaits are our name for pigtails)
I used Distress Inks around the gingham paper, but I still need much more practice with these, no matter how much I try I can't seem to get to grips with them.
I wanted to use some spring like colours for this, mainly to remind myself that it should be on it's way, although with the weather we're having at the moment you'd be forgiven for thinking it's the middle of winter!

Card Details:
* Image - Magnolia 'Tilda picking Lilacs'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - an assortment of K & Co
* Sentiment tag - Nellie Snellen 'Rectangles'
* Sentiment generated on PC
* Everything else from my stash

My card also seems to fit these other challenges:
Papertake Weekly - 'Check This Out'
Stamp Something - 'A Touch of Spring'
Creative Card Crew - 'Get Well Soon'
Creatilicious - 'Create a Little Something'
Crafty Calendar Challenge - 'Love and Friendship'

I'm really pleased that so many of you have been stopping by to say hello, I love receiving all your comments, and I appreciate the time you've spent leaving each and every one.


Anne said...

Hi Chrissie, so glad you're enjoying crafting again. Your card is beautiful. Hugs xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chrissie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Beryl K said...

Lovely card Chrissie, I just love the bold colours you have used
Beryl x

iReneM said...

Such a pretty card, Chrissie.
Certainly springlike, the colours are so right with your sweet little Tilda.


Jill said...

wow Chrissie you're on a roll! this is stunning, I love the colours, layout and the cute image, your colouring is amazing hugS Jill xx

debby4000 said...

wonderful sweet card Chrissie, adorable Tilda and fab colours.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Beautiful card Hun and I love everything about it. So glad you have found an outlet for your feelings. I always lose myself in my crafting. Cathy xxxx

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Lovely card... do love the image
Thanks for joining in with PTW
Caroline x

Jane said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar and Just Magnolia challenge! hugs, Jane xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh Chrissie I love your colouring and always look forward to checking out your next creation. This is such a lovely card and isn't good that when we need a distraction our cardmaking is always there for us to creep into another world. Well done.

Love Sheila xx

mckinkle said...

Lovely spring colours Chrissie, I also love your 'in between' card below, youve done a FAB job with that image, its so beautifully coloured. And I really love the Michael Jackson card you made, was it a success? Im sure she was over the moon with it!

Keryn x

Barbara said...

Chrissie, I'm so happy to see so many of your wonderful creations! Crafting is always a good distraction. This card is so pretty! I like the colors a lot!


Sandra said...

How cute is this card! Soooo sweet, with the fresh colours of Spring.
Sandra x

Mina said...

fab card Chrissie, I love lilac Tilda shes gorgeous...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Ann Whitfield said...

I am glad that you're enjoying crafting again Chrissie, it's great therapy. You can see the pleasure you got from making this card, it's really lovely.
Ann x

Victoria said...

lovely card chrissie, great colours and sweet image too

Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Card Crew

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Perfect Spring card! The image is just right! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

LINDA said...

Beautiful card.. Love the colors.. Thanks for joining us at creatalicious..
Hugs, Linda

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow, beautiful card! Love the image, perfect for Spring. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamp Something this week. :)

Cheryl said...

So beautiful,love the colour combo and fabulous LO!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

Annie said...

very pretty card with cute Tilda.
hugs, annie x