Friday 15 March 2013

CLP Sketch, MDUC & Midweek Magnolias Happy Birthday!

Hi there, today I'm posting a card I made using this gorgeous sketch from CLP challenge. If you haven't ever come across this site, you really must go there as it's simply delightful! The blog is stylish & pretty and they run a monthly sketch challnege, designed by Chelsea Le (one of my all time fave crafters) along with a talented design team who bring the beautiful sketches to life. 
People often ask me 'what's the secret of making great cards?', well one fool proof way of getting good results is by using a well designed sketch as a starting point. These CLP sketches are simply the best around & look beautiful just as they are, before you've even picked up so much as a pair of scissors! Team this layout with scrummy papers, a well coloured image & some cleverly placed embellishments and you really can't go far wrong! 
Magnolia Down Under Challenge are celebrating their 4th birthday, I love everything about this Magnolia challenge, the standard of work by the design team & entrants is second to none, which I suppose is down to the years of experience they have under their belt that sets them apart from other challenes. May you have another 4 years of success and creative flair!
Also Midweek Magnolias are celebrating their 1st birthday, where they have a fantastic blog hop that I've jsut been on, some great inspiration from the design team & lovely candy giveaway too - again may you continue to thrive throughout your next year!
Soooooo I thought I'd combine this beautiful CLP sketch with the 2 magnolia challenges Birthday celebrations & make a Birthday card...
I used 'Ballerina Bunny Tilda & masked her with this lovely wishing well background stamp by The Pixie Cottage to make a pretty spring time theme, here's a closer look...
Scrummy papers are my Maja Design & the image has been coloured with Distress Inks & highlighted with Crystal Glamour Dust & Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Glitter.
I made the shabby bows with white seam binding & added several shades of pink Distress Inks, sprayed lightly with water, scrunched & dried with a heat gun tool and tied into 2 bows.
Notice the 2 handmade glass pebbles (above) & length of pink pearlised beads I added to hang from bow to bow. Flowers (below) are kort & godt & WOC.
I added 3 metal spacers & set them with pearls as per sketch, then made a little banner shape for them to sit on. 
Lastly I added the bunting from the sketch & stuck on Pion Design letters to spell 'Mia' for my daughters birthday.
I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
CLP - Sketch challenge
MDUC - Happy Birthday
Midweek Magnolia's - Happy Birthday
Time for Magnolia Challenge - Happy Birthday
Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
Stamp & Create with Magnolia - Spring with new life


  1. It's stunning again Deb, fab details and yummy colouring!!!!!!
    I'm almost in Newcastle and guess what...I do have a SC&P with your gorgeous cards (the ones with all those pins!!!)in it, silly me never made the link between you and those pages!!!!!!

    Hugs, Irene

  2. so pretty fantastic colouring is impresionant. Elena F.

  3. Just fabulous! Beautifully coloured, love all the pretty details, Stunning Card, Thanks so much for joining in the Birthday Celebration at Midweek Magnolias
    hugs julie P

  4. OH WOW - this really is gorgeous! Such fabulous details and awesome colouring.
    Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC this week.

  5. so beautiful debs.fabulous design and colouring and i love your sweet tilda and details :D

    xx coops xx

  6. That is a beautiful sketch and you aced it perfectly. I love the colors and embellishments you chose for your card. I really love the richness of the colors and the glamour dust. Very gorgeous card!
    Hugs Kelly

  7. Wow! I just love everything about this card!!! Thanks for sharing with us at DMCC. Hugs, Lotte

  8. Your card is very beautiful !! Put to play along with TFM you also had to use a swirl on your card. Sorry. Hope you will join us next time. Christa.

  9. What a stunning creation Deb! Thanks for sharing it with us at CLP challege this month :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  10. Gorgeous card, this is a partycard for sure, love the colors and all the embellies !!
    Thanks for joining us at DMCC !!
    Hugs, Ellen

  11. Hi Deb, this is stunning. love the image and the scene you have created. Wonderful details and embellishments.
    Hugs Sue W.

  12. Absolutely love this one Deb, a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining in our Birthday Blog Hop at Midweek Magnolias and good luck. Teresa xx

  13. Love the pretty colorful sping scene you created! Just Beautiful. Thanks for playing with us 2 TIlda's Town this week!
    Riet xxx

  14. Your card is beautifull!!! But on our challenge at TFMC you also had to use swirls and I don't see them on your card.... sorry, hope your playing along the next time?

    gr. Arjette.

  15. I think you did a great job on the sketch, doesn't look easy.
    Thank you for joining us at DMCC.
    Kind regards

  16. Stunning card, so many amazing details to look at. Your colouring is steller and I love these two stamps masked together, great choice! Thanks for joining us at CLP and good luck!

  17. Your card is great, beautiful colours and thank you for joining us DMCC.
    Greetings, Marianne

  18. Love your card, the details are gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at DMCC.
    Hugs Karin

  19. Beautifull "Party"creation!
    Thanks for joining us at DMCC.
    Hugs Anneke.

  20. wat een leuke schitterende creatie ,zo mooi gedaan
    dank je wel voor je deelname aan dmcc
    gr miriam


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