Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A very merry Magnolia Christmas

Hi everyone, I hope all is good with you.
I've got another card to toss in the pile,
how is everyone else doing with that?
Caught up, barely starting, DONE??
I think I am about 40% above sinking.

This is something I've cooked up with some
of my superyummy supplies the gorgeous Kellie sent.
I am glad I went ahead and placed the bulk of my
Christmas Magnolia order with
Magnolia Down Under
because if I hadn't, I'd still be waiting for them!!!
You can find the lace, papers, and the
adorable Christmas Eve Tilda here.
That lace is super yummy, a very tightly stitched
and detailed variety, I am hooked!!
Some laces are rather flimsy and lack fine detail,
not so with this fabby stuff!!
Okay, enough about lace, onto the card!!

Beyond Magnolia products,
I've used Martha Stewart punches,
Bazzill cardstock, tea roses "Stickled" in gold
and I've coloured in distress inks.
I love the saturation of colour I get with them and
the availability to layer on tones is nice.
I resisted the urge to glitter and shadow her
thinking that it let her look more rustic??? Maybe???

I've gone along with the challenge SPLURGE and will
be popping this in over at:

Colour Create whose colours are green, red and white,
with the optional extra, naturally being Christmas!!
Cupcake Crafts who are hosting a colour challenge
of green and red,
Just Magnolia provided the wonderful sketch,
I loved this, I think I will use it in excess!!
The Pink Elephant set a challenge of colouring in our favourite medium, and when I've got the patience to experiment with it, distress inks are DEFINITELY my favorite!!
Crafty Creations is hosting a challenge that is right up my alley, Lace and Distressing, so I'm going to join in there for the first time, and
Stamp With Fun is hosting a Christmas Challenge, and I want to pledge allegiance to The Waffler Kellie, so I will play over there for the first time as well.

I hope whatever you are doing today,
that you are enjoying yourselves.
I give you permission to take some time out
of this crazy seasons happenings to take a hot bath
or eat half a pound of chocolate alone in your craft room.
Just tell your family, "It's okay, Dr. Stephanne said!!"
Happy Wednesday!!


Mina said...

wow Stephanne shes just perfect...beautiful...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Kellie said...

I love, LOVE this your colouring with the distress inks is amazing girl! That way you have shaded her dress WOW I'm in love! I must admit I am a huge fan of the lace I stock too, hehehe. You have truly out done yourself hun this is absolutely gorgeous!

Hugs, Kel

Tracey Feeger said...

gosh this is gorgeous. The papers, lace and those flowers (wow) look amazing all together. I love your colouring. I just can't colour with the distress inks - keep telling kellie she has to show me how to do it but we can't seem to find a date to meet. LOL. Enjoy your Maggies.

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

Ok so Kell has been saying alll morning check out Stephanies card, did you check out her card, have you checked out stephanies crd yet lol!! So here I am checking it out and WOW Kell was right this is STUNNING!!! your colouring omg wow its all very gorgeous, now i know why she been hounding me all morning. hahha.

Nilla said...

Gorgeous Magnolia card! Thanks for joining the Christmas challenge at SWF! Hugs Nilla

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! Your image is perfect! Lovely detailing too!! Thanks so much for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

Fran said...

This is such a beautiful card, your colouring, WOW! All the shading in amazing. I am loving the Magnolia papers, I did not get these ones, I might have to order some more :)
Sigh, I wish now I had ordered more stamps in my first order, I love this one, actually, I love all of them, if only I had the money to buy them all!

sylvia said...

oooooh ooooh what a lovely cards you make
so give me cookies! hahah i became a follwer and I put you on my blogrol so I won't miss a thing!

Ellen said...

I just love your card !! the colours are so beautiful and it's so true the Cristmas stamps are too cute !!

Hugs, Ellen

Jodie from Oz said...

Wow wow wow, Stephanne, this is amazing, your colouring is just beautiful with these distress inks, the vintage feel, the papers & lace are stunning. Tilda is adorable and those roses are just gorgeous. Thanks so much for the inspiration for this amazing masterpiece.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

debby4000 said...

Oh this is wonderful, beautiful papers and sweet Tilda.

Handmade with Love said...

Ha ha I have already made my way through some chocolate this morning because you said it was ok! I had over 100 cards to make for family and friends and am just coming out the otherside! This card is fantastic, I think the Tilda is perfect just the way she is and she almost jumps off the card to me! The flowers, lace and papers are all beautiful too! Have a good weekend. Tracey x

Jane said...

Wow!!!! this is absolutely stunning! your colouring is amazing! gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane xx

Bev said...

So pretty! Love your choice of papers and colours. Thanks so much for joining us this week. x

having a {me} day said...

Hi Stephanne, this is just a beautiful card! I love your colouring of this gorgeous Tilda and all the detail you've added ... just wonderful. Might take you up on the half pound of chocolate all to myself! Yum! keeleyxx

Debbie Pamment said...

Don't you just LOVE the Magnolia products - you can't go wrong using them!!! This is just gorgeous - amazing work as always!

Sue said...

Aw, how cute is she. Your coloring is fantastic. Hard to make white look white and you have nailed it. Love the gingham and lace.
I'm off to take a bath and eat some chocolate, Thanks Steph.

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with your gorgeous card!!!

Saskia :)

Mandy said...

this is so sweet! I adore everything about this card! love your take on my lace and distressing theme, turned out beautifuly! thank you so much for joining us at crafty creations this week!

HUGS mandyxx

Annie said...

wow fabulous - great to see real lace being used. It looks amazing. Thank's for joining us at The Pink Elephant. Hope you'll pay us a visit on Monday for our new challenge - it's a fun one.

Ann xxx

Shawne said...

Glad to hear your 40% above sinking rather than below! ;) Your coloring looks amazing Stephanne, I like that you left it where it's at stickles would have been distracting from the beautiful job you did!

Annette Bowes said...

Just gorgeous, so love how you have coloured Tilda, the lace and flowers are beautiful, love your projects below too they are fantastic, the flowers are so beautifully put together, take careX:)

Ramona Michaluk said...

Love both of these cards Stephanne - the snowman card is just so cute (love the bling, snowflakes and the papers you've used)- he looks fabulous!!
The Tilda card is gorgeous too - she looks lovely holding her present and love those flowers !! Your work is fabulous.
Ramona xx

Claire Phillips said...

What a beautiful card so perfect for the challenge Stephanne! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations with our lace and Distressing challenge! Cheers Claire x