Thursday 21 March 2013

Marvelous Magnolia 'Dies'

Hi there & today it's time for another challenge over at Marvelous Magnolia. This time the theme is 'Dies', so we'd like to see your prjects with 2 or more dies used - infact the more the merrier! We are very lucky to have 2 great shops sponsering the challenge this week and they are...

This is a brand new store stocking beautiful shabby & vintage items, as well as some great stamp ranges including Magnolia & Saturated Canary. You really must head over using the link above to check out this fabulous store as I can see it soon becoming a popular crafty supplier!

This is a relatively new store that is fast becoming a popular craft stockist, easy to see why with their beautiful shabby & vintage items, they have some great deals on Magnolia background stamps as well as those gorgeous but sometimes ellusive (depending which country you live in!) Maja Design & Pion design papers, kort & godt flowers, pretty embellishments, Prima products and much more. 
So withou further ado...onto my card...

I used Tilda with chicken and egg from the new Little Easter collection & teamed her with Happy Easter background stamp from the same collection and coloured with Distress Inks. I wanted to do a really soft, pastel colour scheme just right for those Spring makes so I used my Maja Design Vintage Summer collection papers. I just hope the weather catches up to us - it was actually snowing here the other day!
 The lovely cardstock (used for the die cuts and matting the image topper) is the Core'dinations Whitewash collection. It's so pretty - lovely soft, muted, pastel colours that compliment these papers & the Distress Ink pallette so well. You can then sand the edges to reveal the more deeper of the colour core, which gives a shaded effect, simelar to inking edges.

Flowers are from The Ribbon Girl & butterfly is from a Pion Design cut out sheet, as are the mini-alphas spelling 'CUTIE'. The tab is Magnolia Doo Hickey So Wrapped die cut and I have trimmed the heart section off then folded around the image to create a tab. Butterfly edge is a Tim Holtz Alterations on the edge die, cut from Core'dinations whitewash cardstock - edges have been sanded to create a shaded effect.
(above) The hindges are a Tim Holtz Alterations die cut, I've used the bottom end and made 2 from the same whitewash card, sanded and set them with antique gold brads. (below) I made the sentiment from Adler typewriter font and printed onto plain white card. I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink & matted them onto kraft cardstock with foam pads, then attached over a Spellbinders Nestabilities circle die.
Dies Used:
Magnolia Doo Hickey So Wrapped Lovely
Tim Holtz Alterations Hardware findings
Tim Holtz Alterations On The Edge Butterflight
Marriane Design English Rose (blue whitewash leaves)
Marriane design Frame/leaves (kraft acrdstock foliage)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle dies
I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under Challenge - Easter Greetings
Magnolia-licious - Easter/Spring
Midweek Magnolias - Everythings coming up roses
Tilda's Town - Think Spring
Stamp & Create with Magnolia - Spring with new life
 Stamptacular Sunday - Fuzzy Friends
Simon Says Stamp - Easter/Spring
Creative Inspirations - Spring Colours


  1. OOh Deb, this is adorable!
    Lovin' the brightness.
    Chris xxx

  2. fantastic creation. The colours are amazing. Very pretty. elena F.

  3. so gorgeous deb.really pretty soft colours and i love your beautiful design and tilda :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Love your card, the white wash is gorgeous, now I have to get it!! The colors and style you have is so refreshing to see. Love it!
    Hugs Kelly

  5. Hi Deb, this is stunning I love your card and the soft pastels:)
    Hugs Charlotte

  6. Ohhh wow! I just love your cards!! And this one is suuuuuper cute <3
    Thank you for joining MDUC this week.
    Happy Easter!
    Hugs, Camilla

  7. Adorable! Love the pink, blue, and yellow pastel colors. Tilda looks fabulous and colored wonderfully. Thank you for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps.
    Cathy Lee

  8. such a lovely card and great detail, thanks for sharing at Creative inspirations with our spring theme.

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

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
    Lols x x x

  10. Beautifully embellished and striking coloring! Thank you for joining us for the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!

  11. Just love it all what you did here Deb. So pretty and I love the sentiment too!
    Thanks for joining us @ tilda's Town this week.
    Riet xx

  12. O my ..... I love this card!!!
    How beautifully colored! soft colors , and gorgeous all the details and the pastel tones !! Great!!
    Have a nice evening

  13. You have made a very beautiful spring-card for our challenge. Thank you for joining us at Tilda's Town this week. Christa.

  14. Just Beautiful! Love the gorgeous colours and sweet details, so pretty. Thanks so much for joining in at Tildas Town this week
    Hugs Julie P

  15. Beautiful! ♥ the colors. Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town this week.

    Jay Jay

  16. Oh wow, so many elements to look at, absolutely gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy

  17. What a fun card! I love all of the wonderful details! Thank you for playing along with the Stamp and Create with Magnolia's Spring with New Life challenge. We have a new one starting today: Spring with Animals. We hope you will play along again soon.
    Stamp and Create with Magnolia

  18. Hello Deb!
    Oh WOW WOW WOW and then WOW again!
    Love this amazing layout and Tilda looks gorge at that cute scenery. Besides that she is perfectly colored :) Lovely details and awesome papers :) Stunning!

    Thank you so much for joining us at MDUC :) Welcome back!
    Hugs, Louise

  19. Stunning card! Lovely colored:)



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