Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sweet Magnolia, with Colours, Stitching, a Sketch and a Recycled Bow

(This photo is taken in afternoon sunlight and has a
warmer tone to the colours then the rest of the pictures below.)
 Hi everyone, I am really excited to be posting this card because it incorporates five challenges really nicely, and its not often I can do that! 
The first challenge is Magnolia Down Under - Something Sweet
I have used 60's Tilda from the Yummy Range and the cute containers filled with yummy sweet things to eat! I really need to get on top of all the names for the Magnolia stamps...but there is soooo many of them, I am struggling to keep up!  I need a catalogue or a magazine with all the stamps and their names.  I coloured the images with Copic Markers.
(This photo is taken in the shade - the colours change slightly.)
The second challenge is Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Red, White and Blue.
Now I have to admit, when I first saw the challenge for red, white and blue, I wasn't overly keen...I don't think I have ever made a card with these colours...but as I started playing around with some papers and cards I fell in love with this combination for its fresh, bright look!  I kept embellishments to a minimum so that the card looked clean and simple.

The third challenge is Truely Scrumptious for their sketch.  I was getting a bit sick of the same style of sketches I had been using lately and this was different.  I love the three panels in this sketch.  I saw my friend Amanda used it on her blog and I just had to use it as well!

The fourth challenge is Cute Card Thursday - Reuse, Renew, Recycle. 
The bow is my recycled object.  I saved it off something, I just can't remember what it was...maybe a box of chocolates...I don't know.  I t was attached to a gold elastic band.  I just cut it off the band and stuck it to my card.  I would buy a whole box of these bows if I could.  The bows I tie just don't compare to this one!

And last, but not least, the fifth challenge
Papertake Weekly - In Stitches.
I added some faux stitches in and around the panels of the card.  I am a bit obsessed with these faux stitches at the moment and am putting them on lots of my cards.  Just finishes the card off nicely I think.

And that's about it! I have completed Day 1 of my three day countdown to the holidays and the finish of my contract.  Tomorrow the kids have chosen their activities for the day and we have written them up on the whiteboard already.  They voted and decided on a Science Experiment, some Art/Craft, reading the BFG by Roald Dahl, many games and PE activities.  Being the second last day of term (and my second-last day with them) and Friday being NAIDOC day, we decided some fun activities were in order - lets hope I can survive! 
I will let you know tomorrow...

Thanks for visiting my blog, and for all the lovely comments you leave...I am so lucky to have blogging buddies - I really appreciate your friendship.


Kerrie said...

Wow you have been busy, such a gorgeous card. Thanks for the surprise package today, can't wait to get started, I've never used magnolia images... so excited. And thankyou for your sweet card, its just gorgeous, do you make all you cards this size....

Tracey said...

This is beautiful Alicia, I love the rich colours & that big bow finishes the card off perfectly :)

Hope you're having a great week.


Carol Dee said...

I really like today's card. She is so cute with her lollipop. 5 challenges in one! WOW. I think all the things the kids have chosen sound like a busy(yet fun) day. That should help it go faster. hugs...

Heather Maria said...

This is adorable Alicia and well done for covering all these challenges! Hope you have fun and survive your second last day of term tomorrow!!

Mina said...

stunning card Alicia, I love the cutie Tilda...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

Aussie Loz said...

The BFG!! I loved that book!
This card is stunning, love those colours, and I agree - my bows never look any good either!! Enjoy our day ♥

Karen said...

Awwwww sweet!! I love your red DP and your 60's tilda does look so good popped on the choc box!! Awesome Stuff:-) Thanks so much for joining in this week at MDUC

Leigh said...

Lovely card Alicia. Gorgeous colours.

Anneke said...

Ooh, this is a realy sweet card!
Hugs Anneke

Sharon said...

Wow Alicia, this is absolutely stunning. I love how you've coloured you images and the bow looks just perfect. Thanks for joining us at TS.

Debbie Pamment said...

Ooh Alicia - this is truly scrumptious - I can almost smell the sweetness from here.
Thanx for joining us at MDUC this week

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) ,,, the image is very sweet and the colours and papers you used are lovely :-)

thanks for joining the PTW Challenge
Lols x x

Jodie from Oz said...

Alicia, Your card is gorgeous, a wonderuful choice of images, she is so sweet & you have coloured her wonderfully. A wonderful take on the challenge and thank you for joining us at Magnolia Down Under this week. hugs Jodie from Oz

Gracefully Vintage said...

Alicia, you have such great ideas, i love those cards- especially the vintage looking ones.. TOo Cute.. Great Blog.. Just became a follower-so Ill check back soon, to see what else you make.. Great Designs..