Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Magnolia-licious Highlites Fall Project and an Award

The very talented Magnolia-licious DT used their fall stamps to create a card and coordinating project for their Tricks-n-Treats Blog Hop last week. Check out all the talent here at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog and join in on the fun. You could win a fabulous $10 gift certificate to Magnolia-licious along with a fall stamp of your choice!

Here's my card and coordinating project.

For my card, I cased a layout by the talented Sue Nelson here. I've been wanting to make a card with a circle sentiment generated by WordArt for sometime now. Sue is an inspiration so check out her work and make sure you have a cup of coffee and/or tea with you while you visit.

I used last year's Halloween paper by Heidi Grace ~ love this paper. I purchasaed all the sheets ~ ok hoarded (lol) ~ I could get my little hands on from Skribbles and Scraps. I stamped the Magnolia image on Wausau paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with my Copics. I kept the card layout simple as the paper is very busy. Copic colours used: E000, E01, R20, G20, V04, V12, E35, E59, YR15, YR82 & Y21. Here's a close-up of the image and sentiment circle.

For the coordinating project, I used my Cricut Expression with the Tags, Boxes and More cartridge to make a little purse. Ribbon is from my stash. My oldest daughter is in love with this set so of course I will surprise her with it in her lunch bag at school for Halloween.

On a final note, I am very flattered to have received this award from Bernie, a very talented crafter who I consider to be a good friend. Check out her beautiful creations here. She has an amazing sense of humour as well so you'll be smiling when you visit.

I would like to pass this award on to the following lovely ladies which I admire oh so very much. Nikki, Ila, Aud, Michele & Suzanne.

I'm making up for lost time with this extra-long post ~ phew I'm tired now (lol).

I appreciate you stopping by to visit. Hugs,


Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous Maria! I love your set!!

glowinshadow23 said...

I really like the paper you used! It is so cute. The matching treat bag is a really nice shape!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Wow Maria--they're spook-tabulous! Love the dp & cute lil purse & Tilda is such a cutie! Great job & thanks for joining in on the challenge w/ us! And thank you so much for the award--you're too sweet & I appreciate it so much!


LINDA said...

I thank your set is so very cute,I
love the dp and your Tilda is so
very sweet.
Linda W.

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, Maria! These are both just fantabulous! Love that dp!! I would have hoarded it too! Your Tilda a so beautifully colored.

Norma said...

Maria, fabulous set. Love the DP and the matching purse is just too cute. Great job.


Suzan L said...

Hi Maria, Your Halloween card and purse are so darling!! I love the DP that you used. I haven't seen it before. And, the purse that you made is just the cutest!!
Hugs, Suzan

Kathy said...

Oh Maria these are so cool!! Love the colors and the papers are fabulous! I have never seen them before but I really like them!! Adorable image and I love that you put things in your kids lunchbox too!! They love that!!
Have a great night :)kathy

Jacilynn said...

This is too cute! I love this Tilda. It's on my wish list. Great projects

Deb said...

Hi Maria! Love the set, I need to get my mojo moving and work on creating one myself.

Nancy said...

Love your set and your little treat purse is adorable. The Dp is perfect for your little Tilda and she is colored perfectly!

Patricia Garcia said...

Great projects and awesome coloring. I enjoy your blog!!

Hugs Patricia

craftyb said...

Love these lil projects've coloured Tilda beautifully! Thats soooo sweet to surprise your daughter with this in her lunch box! bx

Anonymous said...

Great card and project ;0)

Janneke X

Cami said...

Wonderful set you made Maria! Love that cute little purse! Your coloring is beautiful! Cami

Ila said...

I love this Halloween set Maria...the card is Beautiful..and the purse is Gorgeous!!....Thank You so much for the Wonderful Award..(consider it right back at ya'!!)...I'm so pleased you thought of me!!...Big Hugs, Ila

Candy said...

Hello Maria,
Love your wonderful card and cute purse!! Haven't seen your DP before! Your colouring is GREAT!!
Hugs, Candy

ChrisaBella said...

Love your card and treat bag.

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute project. The little purse is so sweet and the DP looks awesome too!

Shirley said...

A really adorable card! Tilda is perfect for that background.