Saturday, June 5, 2010

Spotty Dotty good times at MDUC this week!!

Hello Happy Bloggers,
I hope the day finds you well.
It is Sunday in Australia
and that means that it's time
for a new challenge over at
Magnolia Down Under
This week, we'd like to see spots!!!
Spots, blots and polka dots.
(do you think I have a future in nursery rhymes?)


I've used the darling Ladybug Tilda from the Raising the Ceiling collection. This was stamped for me by Sue, though I did end up buying the stamp, why mussy it up when I've already got something stamped and waiting for me, lol. She's coloured in distress inks and shadowed with Prisma marker with a touch or two of white Sakura gel pen. The main DP is graphic 45 with the little strip being K & Co. The punch is MS, pearls are Kaiser ,Stickled in Diamond and the laces are from my stash, distressing done with Old Paper ink and scissors. The sewing machine and I are doing quite well. She has asked me to keep a better eye on her bobbin and I agreed, it's part of our couples counceling. I'll stop jamming the bobbin with cardstock chunklets if she resists the urge to rip up my papers. Fair enough, right?


I've taken on the most strenous challenge a gal could face, a clean and simple layout from Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I want to pile mountains of flowers on this card, but I was so impressed by my own colouring with this one, I went looking for something to showcase it with, so here we are, a perfect match, and yes, I just tooted my own horn.

Okay, so I lost the battle with the embellies after all.
Who can resist a pile of flowers on their card,
not me, that's obvious....

So I will pop this in over at Midnigh Madness
PaperPlay Challenges is hosting a flowers and sparkle challenge, Creative Inspirations is hosting a stitching challenge and Charisma Cardz is hosting a flowers challenge.

When you craft this week,
remember to use some spots and dots
so you can enter your creation at
Magnolia Down Unda!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend my lovelies,
Stephanne

41 comments:

Karen said...

Hey are you forgetting something??? hehehehe I know you card is gorgeous, I saw it already!! and I so love your colouring on this one - so perfect!
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Lorraine said...

wow this is stunning love the colours its an all round beautiful card xx

sandra said...

I'm speechless!!!
Card is amazing!
Every detail is perfect!!!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Karen said...

Yay - pic's up!! Love it:-)

Kylie said...

You already know how much I love your card Coupon! Why not toot your own horn?! It's a great feeling when something goes the right way or better! I think your colouring is awesome and love all the embellies!

Kylie xo (Brown)

Kylie said...

Your card is so pretty! I love your amazing colouring :)
Fabulous Steph!
Hugs
Kylie

pam124 said...

Stephanie, this is so ADORABLE and BEAUTIFUL at the same time. Your Magnolia image is so cute and beautifully colored. And, those stunning details. It's going to be hard to pick who wins this week I can see that. What an exellent job!! Thanks for joining us in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and hope you can play along next week!

Kellie Winnell said...

WOOOOW Stephanne this is vint-a-licious! I love everything about it from your amazing colouring to the gorgeous array of flowers! LOVE it.
Hugs Kel xx

Priscilla said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWW Gorgeous dear. Another fave of mine. Wonderful card entry. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Angelwood said...

Stephanne, this is a beautiful card! Love the pretty spring colors and your gorgeous coloring! So very pretty! hugs, Angela

Sue said...

Toot, Toot, it's about time you realize your coloring is awesome!! This card is so cute, I love that image, haven't used it yet!!Glad you and your sewing machine are getting along famously, think you need to give her a name!!!!
Gorgeous card!

Hugs
Sue

Lori said...

What a work of art! Just absolutely stunning!

Debra James said...

I love reading your blog posts, they always give me a little chuckle and I deffinetly think you have a career in nursery rhymes. Gorgeous card and gorgeous embellishments, hugs xxxx

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet card Stephanne. The pearl swirl looks great on it and the Tilda is so cute!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Debbie Pamment said...

A truly spot-tacular creation. Fabulous colouring and beautiful layout - just gorgeous!!!
xxx

Elise said...

TOOOOOOT TOOOOOOT!!!! Hey baby girl, you blow your horn loud and clear ... cause yes .. this is definitely STUNNING!!!! Oh my goodness Stephanne! I am toooooting along with you! lol! wow wow wow! These colors are GORGEOUS woman! And your coloring is ... hmmmm .. what is the right word? INCREDIBLE?! That may be playing it down a little bit, but at 1:00am in the morning, INCREDIBLE is the most fabulous word I can think of! lol .. oh oh oh wait ... BRILLIANT!!! Yes! All of the above!

Gosh, this is something to drool over ... well, not literally, but you know what I mean! This is like eye candy that you just want to look at over and over again! I love love LOVE it Stephanne! As always!!!!

Love,
Elise

Elise said...

p.s. forgot to mention ... that I'm happy to hear that you and little miss Sewing machine is playing nicely. You made her a nice cover too didn't you? LOL! You crack me up!!!!

Big Hugs and Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
Elise

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is very pretty! Love the flowers and the laces!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness this week. We hope to se you again next week.

Mvh
Gunn
MMSC GD

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card Stephanne, such an adorable Tilda and fab colours.
luv
Debby

Fran said...

Ppfff!! Clean and simple is over rated, bring on the pearls and flowers and everything!! Your card is awesome and I am glad to hear you and your sewing machine have made arrangements :) You made me realise have not used mine in ages

Jodie from Oz said...

Stephanne, this is a beautiful card! Love the gorgeous colours and your stunning coloring! Toot away, about time. I love this sweet Tilda and need to show her some love more often, thanks for the inspiration. hugs Jodie from Oz

Tara said...

WOW!! Fab card Stephanne - I love the image and the colours are so pretty.... great job!
Hugs Tara xx

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

And why wouldn't you toot your own horn when you can colour like this, and I have to agree, a card aint a card without lots of flowers......love it, and thank you so much for becoming a follower, I really appreciate it
Jenni

Alicia said...

This is adorable Stephanne...and a nursery rhyme to go with it! Even better : ) Love your colouring. Tilda looks fabulous.
Alicia xx

Renkata said...

Very beautiful card and details.

Cor* said...

OMG this is soooooooo fantastic. Love all the details, colors & of course that stitching! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week!

Carol said...

Stephanne I am in love with the nice soft tones of this wonderful card. It looks so romantic and feminine with all your fabulous details. So beautifully colored I am "green" with envy...LOL Great job with the challenge this week. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Stampin Mindy said...

WOW! This is amazing! I love the colors and your beautiful coloring. Amazing work. Hugs!

Jane said...

Absolutely stunning card hun!!! Your colouring is truly stunning and I love the colour scheme! hugs, Jane xxx

Faye said...

Wow, Stephanie! This is such a pretty card, I love it! Thanks for playing at Charisma.x

Juls said...

just to to gorgeous for words!! Hugs Juls

Hope Jacare said...

Indeedy perfection - wonderful colouring and a really beautiful card - love it! Cheers Claire x

Chantelle said...

Oooh, your Tilda is so cute with the dots. LOVE LOVE all the lace you've used too - amazing job Steph x

Yanitza Ramos said...

Simply beautiful!

Carol said...

WOW! Your card is absolutely STUNNING! Really luv the soft colours and lo and your colouring is just fab. Thanks for joining us at Charisma and good luck. Lotsa luv xxxx

Sassylassy said...

Wow Stephanie I'm speachless and believe me doesnt happen often. Ok let me get my witts about me. YOUR CARD IS GORGEOUS!!! Wow-ZA
Hugs Bonnie

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a stunning Tilda card. Love the coloring as well as your wonderful embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
Denise
MMDT

Annika said...

You make the most gorgeous flower clusters! I'm jealous. All that lace is making me very happy indeed!Beautiful colouring!
Hugs
Annika

Basement gal said...

This is beautiful. I love the little details. Good luck at creative inspirations;

April Rose said...

You've colored this Tilda so beautifully! I love all the gorgeous details and your fabulous vintage style!
Hugs,
April

Tasha said...

Gorgeous card, so beautiful
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
love tasha xx