Saturday, January 16, 2010

You're Sinfully Sweet!!!

Hello lovely bloggers,
I hope you've been crafting up a storm!!
The time has come for
Magnolia Down Under
to post a new challenge,
and wouldn't you know,
the theme is Valentines Day!!!
Hearts, reds, pinks, frilly things, etc.
We'd like you to warm our hearts
with your romantic side, wink wink ;)

Well, I was besmitten by Cupid and over the course of a few days crafted this Valentiney creation. Actually, this is the hardest challenge I've taken part in lately. Let's just say it wasn't coming to me. All that talk about Cupid was a lie!There was, however, a wonderful envelope of Valentines supplies in my mailbox from my lovely blogger buddy Sue that I've put to use straight away, thanks for saving my project Sue, things were looking pretty grim for a while there.

Challenges that begin with the letter C, Alex.
Crafty Creations is hosting a textures challenge,
Creative Inspirations is hosting a distressing challenge,
the sketch is from the truly talented Chelsea of
Crafting Lifes Pieces and at
Charisma Cardz there is an
Anything New Challenge.
As some of you may have noticed,
I was the random lady to win a
7 Kids College Fund
gift certificate at Just Magnolia,
and I've used it to get the following new goodies:
Made with love charm, spica pen,
and Zva Create blossoms,
I also picked out another Mag to add to the family,
she'll be making her debut in the next month or so,
thanks 7 Kids and Just Magnolia :)

In addition to the products previously mentioned,the images are coloured in distress inks, Stickled here and there, white gel pen here and there, Spica pen here and there, cut out and placed on a doily on top of a wonderfully embossed peice of paper from Sue and I believe that she uses a Cuttlebug, that amazing heart doily is handmade by Sue's sis, the punch used for my leafy things is a maple leaf punch by Martha Stewart, lace, ribbon, pins and pearl strings are from me old stash box, love charm is Blue Moon and the heart brads are from Kaiser. I've distressed in Vintage photo and stickled in gold around the edges of the distressed Bazzill Kraft cardstock. I've sewn up the side of my papers for some extra flare.

Well, I bet that anyone reading this
is ready to take a nap,
sorry about the rambling.
Be sure and stop in over at
Magnolia Down Under
and see what sort of fun stuff is happening,
hint hint, we are looking for guest designers ;)
Til Next Time,


♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

oooh la la! This is stunning Stephanne :)
Kristy x

Fran said...

Oh, WOW! Where to start! everything is amazing, your card is really beautiful. I love all the little charms and the sewing, there is so much going on, very time I look at it I see new things I missed before. I could happily stare at it for ages :)

Sue said...

Well, I see you got the Valentines bug, even if it's a little devilish. Wow you put a lot of details on a small area. Love the use of the Tilda. All those yummy flowers and lace are just the right touches too. Glad you are enjoying the goodies and Edith will be so pleased that you have put the heart to such beautiful use.

scrapperjulia said...

This is awesome, Stephanne! I love all of the lace and hearts and flowers, just beautiful!

Joanne said...

SO, SO PRETTY! The distress inks, lace and doily gives it such a soft, beautiful, vintage feel. Just lovely! I love all the little details, wonderful card! Hugs, J:)

Claire Phillips said...

I love the idea of being sinfully sweet. Yet another wonderful card from you - the attention to detail is amazing - a real work of art! x

Leigh said...

Absolutely wonderful. Gorgeous embellishments and it's all put together so well.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, this is so sweet and frilly--I love it! Tilda and her muffin are gorgeous; your coloring is fabulous. I love that lace heart--I want one!

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous job as always - love that embroidered heart from Sue - perfect finishing touch to an amazing card!

sandra said...

I love Tilda sitting on the muffin!!!
Great choice of papers,perfect details!
Gorgeous card!


dolcreations said...

This is absolutely stunning. The distress inks are just gorgeous on here! Makes it look like a real vintage card!

Lori said...

Gorgeous, all the details are amazing!!!!

Tracy said...

Stunningly beautiful card Stephanne!!
Thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations this week and good luck!!
no worries your not late in entering still another week to go.

Juls said...

just fab!! Love the fact she is sitting on a cupcake!! Hugs juls

Debra James said...

This is way tooooo cute. Love all the lace u used- so pretty, Love it. Hugs xxxx

Melanie said...

Wow, I don't know where to begin with this card! Positively stunning!! There are so many fantastic elements to this piece. Your colouring is just beautiful!! I would really like to try colouring with distress inks, as it is so pretty(maybe they will be my next purchase!). Thanks for stopping by my blog...I appreciate the visit!!


Tasha said...

Wow this is the most stunning card. Its so beutiful, i love all the detail
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
love tasha xx

Desire Fourie said...

Stephanie, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love all the lacey bits which gives a great vintage feel to your beautiful image.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous, love Tilda and all the wonderful lacy details.

Leanne said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!


maxine said...

wow this is a beautiful card, I love all of the detail and colour combo. Fantastic, thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness girl!!! This is over the top so gorgeous, elegant and oh all that lace!! Amazing sweetie!! HUGS

sandra said...

Come pick them up!

Rose said...

your card is wonderful, thanks for joining us
on crafty creations this week :)

Norma said...

Fantabulous!! Don't know where to begin. Everything is so beautiful. Your attention to details is incredible. I so love that embroidered heart. Awesome colouring with the distress--would like to try that one day.


Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations - lovely card - great textures and yes so sinfully sweet - love it Stephanne! Cheers Claire x

Sharon said...

Wow, this is beautiful Stephanne. I love all the lace and such attention to detail - stunning.

Jodie from Oz said...

Stephanne, Wow this is so beautiful. I have missed looking at your amazing creations & reading your wonderful posts. Such a perfect image, your colouring is wonderful and I love all the details. A perfect inspiration for all joinging MDUC. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Kellie said...

Stephanne where to look first there is so much detail in this amazing creation, I don't know where to look first but in a really AMAZING WOW way! I love the vintage feel to is and the lace and the pearls and your colouring is amazing and OH HECK you know I just love it all. Gorgeous inspiration to everyone playing along that is for sure!
Hugs Kel xx

Kimmi said...

WOW - Love the design and the papers and the lace and the images and the ... well I could go on for an age! Love everything about this card. Wish I had more valentines craft stash - I just can not get inspired much, but seeing this, well, its hard not to! :o)


Kimmi x

Bec said...

WOW.. this is a stunner.. Bec xx

having a {me} day said...

This is just AWESOMELY fantastic! I can't believe you had a problem putting this one together. I just love all the lace and the details as well as that gorgeously coloured Tilda and her bun! love it all. kxx

BA said...

this is so stunning!!!!just adorbale
xoxo BA

Chelsea said...

My goodness...way too pretty! From the papers to the colored image, and that heart embroidery is just fabulous! Gorgeous! :)Chel

Elise said...

Wow!!! This is STUNNING!!! I love everything about your card ... the colors, the colouring, the embellishments, lace ... whew! My goodness! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!