Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Midweek Magnolias - Challenge #60

Hello, Friends! The Midweek Magnolias has a new challenge up for you and we would like you all to join us for the…
 
Die Cuts and/or Punches Challenge
 
This is so simple, right? We all use these fun elements on our cards so if you have a Magnolia stamp or Magnolia product of some type I hope you are ready to create a project and join us for the challenge. This is your chance to win a Mystery Prize from Magnolia Sweden.
 
I must take this opportunity and apologize for my tardiness, but so many stressful life events have interrupted my fun over the last couple of weeks. So without further ado…
 
 
This week my card features a lovely stamp called “Tilda in Cotton Dress” from the Once Upon a Time collection. I colored her with Copics and gave her crown some blingy rhinestones and sparkle with Silver Stickles. Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner I had to add a darling tag with a “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment and a little lock and key to go with. My mother will love this card. She holds the key to my heart as any mother would.
 
 
I used some gorgeous Maja papers from C’est Magnifique and Bazzill cardstock as usual. Tilda’s frame is one of the new Spellbinders Opulent Oval dies; I love these fancy cuts and embossed edges.
I used my Magnolia Crown kit stamps to accent my Lace Coasters doily die and I brushed a little Walnut Stain Crackle Paint around the edges for a distressed look. The keyhole accent is a chipboard die cut from Blue Fern Studios and I embossed it with Fran-tage Taupe embossing enamel. I did the same with the Magnolia Vintage Keys die. I just love this stuff, it gives your elements a real vintage look to any crafty project. I am using this embossing enamel for my scrapbook pages and it makes the photos really stand out!
 
 
Here’s a close up of Tilda. She is super cute and adorable. I love her dress, I did a lot of practice coloring on her dress with different fold techniques and she just looks awesome any way you color her. She reminds me of my wedding day. However, I had lots and lots of ruffles in my dress.
 
 
My wedding dress was for cool weather and my hubby and I, Bruce, got married on July 29. OMG!!! I was about to faint in the heat and humidity of Omaha, Nebraska…LOL. Nevermind, the  light blue eye shadow, (AWK!) that my hair and makeup stylist did. Yikes!!! But it was the most joyous day of my life!
 
 
I didn’t decorate the inside of my card this time as I will write something special for my Mum for this card.
However, the detailed elements I wanted to point out are the tag I made with a sentiment from my PC on my Magnolia Tilda Ticket die and I created two Vellum envelopes to hold the tags. The Vellum is from HOTP and was distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I also heat embossed Fran-tage Vintage Ivory Embossing Enamel with the Magnolia Crown kit stamps. Such a fun technique!
 
I’m entering this card in the following challenges: 
MDUC – Sketch
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Dutch Magnolia Lovers – Mother’s Day
Southern Girls Challenge – Sentiment/Quote
Tilda’s Town – Anything Goes
CMC Challenge – Celebrate Something
 
Can’t wait to see how you use those awesome die cuts and/or punches to create something spectacular. 
Hugz,

30 comments:

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and image Cathy...Loz
Stunning wedding dress!!

Riet Kamstra said...

Love it Cathy, Tilda's dress as well as your own wedding dress :)

Your card is stunning. Love every detail of it. Thanks for joining us @ Tilda's Town this week!

Riet

Yulis Kartika said...

Cathy oh dear.. your card so beautiful and full with gorgeous details!! a fabulous job!
Thank you for joining us at MDUC and come again ..
Love,
Yulis

Paper Tails said...

Hi Cathy,

I am so glad to see you back. I was going to send you a message today since I hadn't seen you in a while. I hope all is well.

Your card is gorgeous! Love the blue theme and so beautifully embellished. You were a beautiful bride.

Karen

..Karen said...

Love your card and your dress!! My dress is very similar to yours and I am now in the process of making it a sleeveless dress for my daughter to wear at her wedding in August. : )
Hope everything is going okay.....we mised you.

Mojca said...

Waw the card is so amazing Cathy! And your wedding dress is just stunning!!!! Hugs! Mojca

Kelly Neis said...

You looked gorgeous for your wedding! That is a wonderful dress. Your card is also gorgeous and I love how you did Tilda's dress, wow the movement in her skirt is beautiful. I love the pockets and the design you chose for your card. Very nice and I hope your stress level is normal now,and things return to normal.
Hugs Kelly

Donna said...

Hi Cathy.
Your card is beautiful.
I love the colour you have chosen to use and Tilda looks amazing just as you did in your stunning bridal gown.

Crafty hugs
Donna x

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello sweetie........LOVE that card..Love the blue colors and your coloring of that dress is AWESOME!! Love the way you have done the folds!! great job.
I loved seeing your wedding photo. I was married on July 31 and yes it is a HOT time of year..... You looked very pretty in your dress dear....eyes hair and ALL!!! big hugs......Janiel

Pia S said...

This card is GORGEOUS and I'm sure your mother will love it! There are so many lovely details on this card and I like your choice of blue colors for this design.

Christina C. said...

You were a gorgeous bride, Cathy!
You card is spectacular....your coloring blows me away.
Yes, indeed, your mother will treasure this card!

Michele Spera said...

Beautiful card :-) Lovely job on it , thank you for joining us at CMC
Hugs
Michele

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Really beautiful card,
and your wedding dress is amazing.
Precious memories
hugs Tamara

Céline said...

absolutly stunning, love your coloring
thanks for playing with us at tilda's town
hugs
céline

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Cathy Lee, and your card is lovely too..lol..seriously, a gorgeous card, fabulous colouring and details, just beautiful.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Teresa said...

Another stunning card Cathy, really beautiful, I love your wedding photo too you looked so pretty and such a gorgeous dress.
Thank you for sharing this gorgeous creation with us at Tilda's Town this week. Hugs Teresa x
P.S. Hope Duncan is feeling better. x

lalkygirl said...

What a stunning card,love your image and how you have coloured her and your papers and pretty embellies are just perfect
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

paper fun said...

A really spendid card. Your Tilda is gorgeous and that key and lock is fabulous. So vintage looking.

You looked stunning in your wedding dress, even with the blue eye shadow.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Mari

HenP Produkties said...

Wow, love this card, beautiful colours and I love what you did with her eyes hhihihi.
Thanks for joining our challenge at DML, it's a shame that you are joining to many challenges, to join our challenge you may enter max 5 challenges. So I hope to see you back for our next challenge, because you make beautiful cards.

Lots of hugs,
Hilde

Cordine said...

Stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at DML!
Hugs
Cordine

Gina L said...

This card is just gorgeous. I love your coloring. You used such great embellishments, too.

EnblogSail said...

Gorgeous card! TFS
Caryl

Francy said...

Stunning card with lovely colours, your photo in wedding dress is fantastic.
Happy Mother's day.
Francy

Nicoletta said...

Your card is wonderful!! I love all the datails...the color combo, the embellishments and your beautiful colouring!
Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge!
Hugs
Nicoletta

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card Cathy. Love the way you did the pleats on Tilda's dress. You did a great job doing the rich coloring on her too. PS. your wedding picture is lovely and you sure look gorgeous :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Chris said...

Aww, your bridal photo made my eyes fill with tears! It just touched my heart! You look so lovely! How wonderful of you to share. I can see it's inspiration in your precious card. You did a wonderful job. I hope your mom loved it. It is a treasure!

XO,
Chris

julieprice3 said...

I love the gorgeous colours and papers, the tags are the perfect touch, You look so happy on your Wedding Day, just beautiful
Hugs Julie P

Stephanie Eaken said...

Love your pretty card!Thanks for sharing it with us at SGC.

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is so sweet - I love the embellishments! :)
Have a nice day!

Shuly said...

hoooo spectacular wedding dress!! so beautiful!! and your tilda.............. extra......the hair is .........awe-some........i'm telling you, i'm going to practise time and time again to achieve this hair coloring, it's so beautiful

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