Sunday, 23 October 2011

Magnolia Card - Ballerina (Dance is my Sport)

Hey there crafters,hope everyones havin' a good weekend, we've just got out sofas last night after living without any for over a year! Wow what a difference?!! It actually looks like a new room & feels like a proper home at last, so I'm on a big high at the mo & keep just going over sitting on them! Yeah I really need a life! haha.

Anyhow I have another Magnolia card here that I've made for the TOMIC challenge which is a lovely sketch & sporty theme. As a Dancer & Dance Teacher I'm always coming across the phrase 'Dance is my Sport' so thought it would be perfect for this challenge & think I'll put it as a sentiment on the inside...

...I've used Prima Jack & Jill papers in this beautiful soft aqua colour, here's a closer look...


...I think the kraft cardstock really goes with the swiss dots on the papers. Edges have been inked with Walnut Satin & distressed with craft knife...

...She has been coloured for a change with Copics instead of my usual Distress Inks, when I first bought my Copics after getting onto several design teams & having to work with digital images I stamped a load of Tildas & thought I really should put some of them to use. But when I do try them I never like the results as much as my DI's, but actually quite pleased with this one as I've managed to sitll create a soft pastel effect...

I've used my new seam binding to create a shabby bow, then added some Stickles for a little sparkle! The center is a handmade glass pebble which I'm really lovin' at the mo!...

...All flowers are from Wild Orchis Crafts & have been distressed with white paint & then glittered with Stickles glitter glue. Notice the Tim Holtz grunge board swirls that I've painted with white acrylic, added Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass & Weathered Wood, then finished with clear Crackle Paint...

The cute littlte cage is my new Tim Holtz die Mini Bird & Cage which is actually a Sizzix Movers & Shapers die so you need a respective cutting plate - I allready had a large card die that it is compatible with. I've cut it from grunge paper, painted with white acrylic, then finished with Glossy Accents & white glitter...

...Butterflys are a Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly & Classic Butterfly 3 in 1 punches cut from white Bazzil cardstock I've then glittered & inked the edges with Walnut Satin, the pearl swirl is by Prima...

I'd like to enter into the following competitions:

TOMIC - Sketch with Sporty theme
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Buttons & Bows
Pixie Cottage - Sweet as Candy
My Time to Craft - Punches & Dies
Magnolialicious - Blue & Green
Fab 'n' Funky - Distressed/ Torn
Flutter by Wednesday - Open
Crafts 4 Eternity - Use at least 1 metal embellishment
Totally Papercrafts - Layer upon Layer
Pile it On - Be Happy
Magnolia Down Under - Get Punchy


  1. OMG Deb!!! Your card is a stunner!! I love it all, but your colouring is AMAZING!!
    Thanks for joining TOMIC this week, and we will add you as number 50 when we do the random draw.
    Hugs, Camilla

  2. OH Deb, what a stunning gorgeous card you made again........sure it's a winner!!!


  3. gorgeous card deb, beautiful made.

    greetings karin

  4. Amazing card! So much work went into it! The result is stunning!
    Hugs, Iulia

  5. Oh my goodness!!! This is simply pure perfection!!!! Such lovely details and soft colours!! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

  6. This card is so, so beautiful and I love the little glittery crown on her head. So many beautiful layers. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at Pile it On this week.

  7. oh wow!! this is absolutely stunning deb.the colours and sparkly flowers are beautiful and i love the sweet tilda :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Absolutely stunning Debs, love all that sparkle. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  9. Beautiful card, amazing coloring and the sparkle finishes it off wonderfully. Thanks so much for joining us at MTTC this week.

  10. Wow, totally beautiful! Thx for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday!

    Mary J x

  11. WOW, your card is stunning! I love the colours you have used. And Tilda is so perfectly coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week.

  12. GORGEOUS, thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

  13. Gorgeous card Deb:-) Tilda is lovely and all the details and embellies are fabulous !

    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  14. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week! hugs x

  15. STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!! I love all of the details and ALL of the SPARKLE!!
    Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week.
    hugs, Janiel

  16. OMGOSH this is sooooo beautiful!! I love your soft blue and white:-) And those sparkles rock!! I love it:-) Thanks so much for playing along this week at MDUC

  17. Congratulations on your prize! What an amazing beautiful cards you make! You have a new follower!

    Best regards, Karin

  18. What an amazing card! Love all the glitter & the stitching.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Pile It On!

  19. This is stunning! I love all the sparkly details and your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. hugs, Angela


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