Friday 3 February 2012

Just Magnolia DT - Anything goes with optional Valentine's theme

Morning All!! WOWZER, how cold is it here in the UK this morning?? I've just got in from the school run and the car is showing -5.5 brrrrrrrrr!! Anyway onto a happier and warmer subject and that is today's card which is for our challenge over at Just Magnolia. As it is our first challenge of the month that means our theme is Anything goes but as it is my week to host I chose the option of making a Valentine's card.I've been dying to ink up this little sweetie from the latest collection, hence the reason I chose a Valentine theme lol. I have taken my inspiration for this card from my uber talented teamie, Claudi, thanks Hun. The dps I have used are all Magnolias matted onto coredinations cardstock. The swirls are a doohickey die, the pearls and ribbon are from my stash and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I decided to bring out the old sewing machine too. I just luv the look of the stitching, wish I wasn't so lazy and brought it out more often hehe. As per usual I have coloured the images in with my Copics and tried a new colour scheme for her hair. The colours I used are E57, E55, E53 and E51, so what do you think? I'll be entering my card into the following challenges :
Addicted to stamps - Summer in winter
Allsorts - One or more hearts
Bling it on - Love is all around
Crafty Sentiments - Punches and/or dies
Divas by design - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Valentines and love
Mad for Markers - New colour combo (hair)
Magnolia-licious - Photo inspiration
One stop craft - stitching
Paper Sundaes - Valentines
Simply Magnolia - Hearts and love
Stamp & Create - Anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - diamonds or pearls
TOMIC - Valentine and hearts
Truly Scrumptious - Love and hearts
Thanks for stopping by today. Please do pop on over to the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog to see the gorgeous creations by my fellow teamies and then join in the fun with us. Here's wishing you a great weekend and to all my buddies here in the UK just wrap up warm as we're in for a bitterly cold one. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxxx


  1. Amazing card! Love it! Hugs Carla.

  2. Hi Carol that is gorgeous do love that image and your colouring is beautiful, a stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  3. So sweet and girly love it!

    A big thank you for sharing with us this week over at crafty sentiments, Punches &/or dies challenge this week!

    Good luck!

    Jo xxx

  4. A beautiful creation, gorgeous colours, fab image and great colouring! Thanks for joining us at Divas and good luck!
    Helen x

  5. Oh Carol this is just stunning! I love the layout, colours and the embellishments are stunning.

    Linda xxxx

  6. This is a beautiful simple card yet the image and swirls make it so effective. Stunning.

    Thank you for joining the LMM challenge. Hugs, Mette

  7. Stunning card Carol, thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps 'Summer in Winter' challenge. Teresa xx

  8. Hi Carol, what a lovely card, great Magnolia image and lovely sweet colours. Thank you for sharing at LMM Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    DT Member Little Miss Muffet

  9. Carol this is such a sweet pretty card! Chanelle xxxx

  10. so so beautiful card, really sweet, fab combo and coloring
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    céline dt member

  11. So gorgeous my friend....and thanks for joining us at Divas too....

    big hugs Vicky xx

  12. Hi Carol, thanks for your lovely comment and becoming a follower, I already follow your gorgeous blog
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  13. wow this is so beautiful carol.the tilda is so sweet and i love your pretty colours :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Oh my this is gorgeous, beautiful colours and detail. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  15. Your card is just beautiful.. Love the papers you have used.. And you have colored the darling little image perfectly!! As always very lovely work!!
    Hugs, Linda

  16. I am absolutely LOVING this card. The colours are suburb.

  17. I think her hair is perfect darlin and the card is perfect ooo, love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  18. Your card is beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at ATSC!!

    gr. arjette.

  19. Carol, this is gorgeous. Oh I must get this Tilda, but she's out of stock everywhere..LOL. She's just too adorable. Your colouring is fabulous. Love the clean look of your card. And you've got my favorite embellishments, flowers, pearls and flourishes. Love the card.
    Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.

  20. Hi hun
    wowzer this is totally gorgeous,awesome colouring, pretty embelies & design, sue,x

  21. BEAUTIFUL, love it! Thanks for joining us at LMM challenge blog..Good Luck! Leah Ann

  22. beautiful card and lovely color! Thanks for joining us at TOMIC.

  23. Hi carol - What amazing cards you make - I am now a follower of your blog

    Hugs Caz

  24. Caz, this is a gorgeous little card and I love the colouring. I am still trying to master the art of Promarkers, but I'll get there..
    Hope you do well in the challenges.
    All the best Linda

  25. Fabulous card and such beautiful colours. Thankyou for joining us at Simply Magnolia. Tracy xx

  26. Stunning card...lovely details and great coloring....thanks for joining the Divas!
    xxx Margreet

  27. Ooooh how pretty. I love the "I Love You" sentiment she is sitting on... super cute.

    Thanks for joining the Little Miss Muffet Valentine/Love Challenge & good luck! Sorry I am so late in commenting ;D

  28. gorgeous card love those 2 stamps together thanks so much for joining us at simply magnolia and paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x x x

  29. Cute and adorable Tilda card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Magnolia-licious Challenge. Hope to see for the next ones :o)

  30. So super sweet, I love the pastel colors you used. Tilda looks gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. hugs, Angela