Monday, 7 February 2011

My first Magnolia card.

I could never decide if i liked them or not, but when i was at Inspirations in Preston last week the lovely Linda convinced me, so this is my first effort.  Its nice once in a while to do something just for fun and not DT related too.

Papers are from Papermania (they are ancient).
Cutting dies and punches are from the usual suspects.

Pormarkers used
Hair.. Ivory, Tan, Cocoa
Skin..Ivory, Blush, Apricot, Pale pink for cheeks
The rest.. Lilac, Lavender, Amethyst, Grey 1, Pear green
I used a tiny bit of stickles on the flowers.

I think i may have been bitten by the Magnolia bug (as predicted by Linda) because i cant wait to go back for more tomorrow!  Incase you didnt know, its birthday week at Inspirations this week-free goody bags,Workshops with top crafters, Free demo's, huuuuge selection of goodies including Hunkydory.
Woohoo! Dont miss out.!

Some challenges

Simon Says  Embossing
Woodware USA  Ribbon/bow
Magnolia Stamp lovers  Magnolia and Glitter
Quirky crafts  Spring garden
Sweet stampin  Spring flowers
Stampin with the Dragon Anything goes
Paper play  Stamp it out
I love Promarkers  Anything goes
Papertake weekly  Anything, flowers optional
Design Dollies Green,ivory,purple


  1. Beautiful card hun. I love getting Tilda out once in a while to play and she is very addictive. x

  2. A real beauty Maria, love it. Hugs x

  3. Gorgeous card Maria, and welcome to the word of Tilda lol!!! I adore these stamps, she's so cute x

    Susie xx

  4. A gorgeous card Maria. I love Tilda's & you've done a great job
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  5. A gorgeous card...glad you finally inked up a Tilda! Thank you so much for joining us this week Woodware USA!

    Don't forget we have a blog hop with prizes until Thursday and 15% off all orders from Woodware USA!!

  6. What a lovely Tilda card - I love the colour scheme & yummy layers! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Play Challenge this week.

  7. Gorgeous card Maria, Love the way you have done your ribbon x

    Answering your question about D4th this month.... I do think it's good value for money, but of late I have been disapointed with what they have sent!!

    Do you feel the same?

    hugs sally x

  8. Gorgeous card, you have coloured tilda beautifully, I like the colour combo.
    Kevin xx

  9. So sweet! Love you coloring! Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA Ribbons & Bows Challenge!

  10. Isn't it great to do 'non-DT' stuff every once in a while? I wasn't sure about Tilda's when I first encountered them either; now I know that I like them - they are super cute!! But I still can't colour them, LOL! Your colouring is the first thing I noticed - just beautiful :)

  11. Such a pretty card, love the lilacs thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

  12. Hi Maria. Lovely card and gorgeous colourway. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  13. Morning Maria, once you go down the Tilda road, you don't go back and expect to have an empty purse, lol! Your card is beautiful, wonderful colouring and love that shaped die. Have a lovely day, hugs Heidi xxx

  14. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin With The Dragon.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  15. Great card, very pretty, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  16. Beautiful creation thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    hugs Kate xx

  17. What a sweet card!
    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

  18. So pretty, I do love that MD large scalloped frame. Lovely colouring on your pretty Tilda too. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers.

  19. It is cute so much!!! lOve the light purple colouring here)) All looks so harmonical!

  20. That is gorgeous, Maria! I have a few Tilda stamps too and they are really pretty - I know some people think they're a bit odd because they don't have a mouth but that seems to be a trend with lots of stamps!

    Helen x

  21. Hi sweetie, gorgeous creation with a super cute image, thanks for joining us on our ribbon challenge this week at Just Magnolia, big hugs love Pops x x x

  22. What a gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week x

  23. Pretty colors!! I love the borders around the image too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  24. Maria, it's a fabulous card but our Spring Garden/ plus use pink and green challenge finished 28/9 January, over on Quirky Crafts sorry!! But please pop back later today to vote for your three favourites!

  25. Beyond cute card. I love the purple. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

  26. Oh so adorable! Your first Maggie is magnificient. Love the circle layout in the background and the sentiment inside the edge. Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck!

  27. I love your card and it is in my fave color!!
    Thank you so much for have joined us at MSL!
    Vivi & MSL DT Members

  28. beautiful card! you did a great job coloring, and I love your use of ribbon! thanks for playing along with us at woodware usa!

  29. such a sweet card and just love all the layering!!!Super pretty!!! thanks so much for playing along with the colors at Design Dollies!!!!

  30. Such a sweet card. The Dollies colour combo worked perfect for this! Great job!!!
    Thanks for playing with the Dollies!!!