Saturday 6 June 2009

Just Magnolia and Cute Card Thursday

Wow, I have finally managed to get some crafting done and a couple of challenges at that !!

I made my card for Just Magnolia as I've been wanting to join in since it started and then I found out on Tara's blog that it also qualifies for Cute Card Thursday as they would like to see punching and die cutting. I don't usually manage to do one challenge let alone two !!

Rach has designed a fabby sketch on Just Magnolia and I shall be using this one again although next time, I will get my eyes tested first ! I could have sworn the centre was an oval and not a circle. I hope it still qualifies although I think one of the DT used an oval shape ?

The patterned paper is BasicGrey Blush.

The image is a gorgeous Tilda my lovely, lovely friend Tara sent to me. She has been coloured with Prismacolor pencils and a little touch of Cosmic Shimmer paint on the flowers. The background has been inked using broken china and tattered rose distress inks.

The dark red card and bluey/green card are Core'dinations. I used an unknown clear stamp on the red card and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to give a watermarked look. The green card has been punched with a Fiskars border punch.

The ribbon is from my stash and is gorgeous. It's a brown/copper colour and has a shimmer of blue in it (I think you can just see it in the photo). It actually goes really well with the blue in the paper.

The flowers have been cut with a retro flower punch and daisy punch and I have added some Distress Stickles to the petals and centres.

The sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp Exclusive set called "Simply the Best" and the little heart was left over from the Fiskars border punch I used.

Now I could also enter this card into the Simon Says Challenge this week but I can't as I'm on the DT but you could if you have made one like this ! Why not hop over and see what you have to do and be in with a chance of not only winning a $25 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store but also a SIGNED piece of Tim Holtz artwork !!!

Have a great Saturday and thank you so much for popping by and saying hello !


  1. Yummy card Jo - it's so pretty and that paper is gorgeous. It's a set that I don't have and I think I need it, lol! You did a fab job with your Prismas too as Tilda is beautifully coloured. I reckon you'll pass with the oval - I nearly used one on mine, anyway my ribbon is in the wrong place, lol! xx

    PS. You got mail ;o) xx

  2. Great card love your colour combo, must start mine.

    Christine xx

  3. What a gorgeous card Jo,l love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  4. Love this card Jo, I love the effect you have with your colouring with the prismas

    Have been in touch with Tony, am going to order very soon I neeeeeeed all of them lol
    He has been so helpful

  5. Ooooh I love your card hun, such a sweet image and I adore the colours! Great take on the sketch too!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  6. hiya sweetie, love your card. your colouring is brilliant, great papers and details.. think that we can let you off with the oval.. hugs rachxx

  7. Totally stunning card darling love the colours
    Hugs Susie xx

  8. Love those papers you've used. Pretty card and beautiful colouring. Jillix

  9. Lovely cards, great colouras.


  10. Stunning card Jo. Love the DP!
    Hugs, Vicky -x-

  11. I absolutely adore your card Jo! I love the red and blue together and the trimming you've used is really nice! I love that Tilda image too! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  12. Oh wow! This is really fabulous Jo - such gorgeous colours and details! x

  13. Love your card!! Such great details and don't you just love that border punch!

  14. beautifull card. the embossing looks gorgeous. perfect colouring too

  15. Beautiful card Jo!! I love the colours and papers you used!

    Thank you for joining Just Magnolia this week,

    xx Naoual


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