Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tag It with Magnolia Down Under

Hi Everyone!  I am so psyched today as this is my first creation with Magnolia Down Under as their Guest Designer for the month of October.  Woohooo ~ I am twirling and jigging on Cloud Nine!

This week's challenge is to Tag It ~ use a tag anywhere on your project.  This is my first easel card.  I've been admiring them for so long but too nervous to try and make one.  Now I'm wondering what took me so long b/c It was so easy and loads of fun.  I love that you can display the card and fold it back down to be placed in an envelope.  I'm definitely going to make more of these and can see it becoming quite addictive ~ hehehe.


Secretive Tilda is so cute and I'm totally addicted to these yummy Annalee Prima Papers.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Pearls, rhinestones, pins and charm are from my stash.  Sentiment is from Motivet and I've had it for quite some time waiting to be inked. Tilda was stamped with Memento ink on Xpress-it  ~ colours used: E0000, E00, E01, E11, E21, E25,E27, E30, E31, E35, E47, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG05, BG07, BG09, R000, R20, R32, R35, R37, R81, R83, G24 & C1.

I had lots of inspiration for my easel card from the lovely and uber talented ladies, Rach and Bev. These pics show where I have hidden my tag.  How cool is this idea of Rach's!  Thanks Rach for sharing all your inspirational work and your ooooh so fabulous colouring.  I can see myself tucking personal notes or even a gift card where Rach has created a hidden pocket.  Bev's easel cards ~ all her creations actually ~ are so beautifully put together right down to the last detail that I can't help but drool at her work.  


Here's a close-up of the tag and fabbo Stampendous sentiment I totally love.  I just received the Magnolia Vintage Tag Die from Magnolia-licious the other day so I couldn't wait to use it. 


I'm entering the card into the following challenges:
Be sure to check out the DT's stunning creations for mega inspiration.  You'll be drooling over their gorgeousness.  Thanks for your visit and any comment you leave.  Come back tomorrow for a sweet surprise.

Hugs,
Maria

31 comments:

Peggie said...

Beautiful. Love the secret tag hiding in the top.

Bev said...

Maria your card is really beautiful and so full of gorgeous detail! I am so touched that you have mentioned me, you are so sweet thank you. And yes Rach is one of the most talented ladies on this planet, and the nicest too! x

Laurie Flannery said...

What an awesome card! You made a beautiful job of the easel style card and look forward to viewing more of them from you. Have a great weekend!

Rach said...

awww Maria,
i am so pleased that the tag idea was useful to you and thank you for your kind words..
aren't these easel cards brilliant and like you say so very addictive..this one that you have created is stunning, so pretty with wonderful details. the sentiment that you have used on the hidden tag is wonderful..
enjoy your weekend. hugs rachxx

Angela said...

Maria, this is beautiful. I have to find these gorgeous papers you used! Brilliant coloring. Love your design with the tag inside the card too. Congrats on your GDT position! hugs, Angela

Barb Hardeman said...

Absolutely astounding, Maria! Your dp, the embellies and that sweet Tilda are all so fabulously gorgeous! The tag in the pocket is to die for! Wonderful creation...hugs...Barb

Candy said...

You beat me to the tag pocket Maria!! Been wanting to do that for ages.
Your card is simply awesome!!!! Your colouring, paper and embellishments are wonderful :o)
Hugs, Candy

Deb said...

beautiful easel card, love the sweet little tag inside, Hope you are enjoying your weekend, hugs debx

Ellie said...

Wow Maria, this is amazing!! Love everything about it!!
Congrats on your guest DT spot for Magnolia down under. How exciting!!
Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Rosie said...

WOW Maria, this is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the colors!! Great job! Hugs, Rosemary

Kylie said...

A gorgeous card Maria! So many lovelt details to savour. I love the DP and the pearls and hidden tag. It is all gorgeous. I am surprised this is your first easel card! Well done! We are veyr lucky to have you as our guest at MDUC.
Hugs
Kylie

Karen said...

OMGOSH Maria WOW WOW WOW, your Easel Card is so Fantastic!! I love those papers, and flowers and the senitment on the tag, hidden in there!! I love it!! Fantastic work:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

PaulaM said...

Maria - you have done a beautiful job on your card. I LOVE that secret pocket - what a grand idea.I love the DP you chose too - it blends so nicely with all the gorgeous flowers you have used. lovely lovely lovely!! TFS

Jean said...

Oh goodness Maria, this card is simply gorgous.. the layout, papers, flowers, each special embellishment, is so stunning. Your coloring of Tilda is so beautiful and the borders are so perfect they outline her so sweetly. I adore how you snuck the little tag hiding it for only someone special to find... great idea... A special card.
Hugs, Jean

FitterTwit said...

AWESOME job Maria! :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Maria. Those DP is so pretty. Your insert inside is a clever idea. Very sweet Tilda and you did a beautiful job on this creation :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

KayBeHybrid said...

really beautiful.. ♥♥♥
Hugs, Katrin

Kristel said...

A really gorgeous card Maria!! Love the flowers and all the details you used!
Hugs Kristel

Lisette Morris said...

Love it! What a unique way to add the card! Very cute!

Kim said...

Gorgeous card!! Love that paper, will have to find some and those flowers too. Love all the details. Your coloring is beautiful. TFS!!

Dena said...

Maria, your card is gorgeous! I have these papers on my desk right now getting ready to be used. They are sooooo pretty! Love your flowers too!
Hugs, Dena

Tracy V. said...

I love the tag pocket inside! Great idea and a beautiful card! Very Nice
Tracy

Annika said...

What an absolutely stunning card,I just love everything about it, the colouring is perfect and the choice of papers just wonderful, brilliant!!!!.x
Hugs
Annika

Pat said...

Hi Maria...oooh...I love this card. Your DPs are gorgeous (I need to get some! hehehe)...and your coloring is beautiful - as always. I just love all the details...absolutely stunning!
Pat Frank

Pat said...

Hi Maria...the word "gorgeous" just doesn't do justice to this latest creation of yours!! I love the colors...I must get myself some of this paper! And all the flowers and extra touches are just perfect!! Beautiful!
Pat Frank

Chris said...

Oh Maria,

I so wish I could create cards like this! It is absolutely stunning in every way. It took my breath away. You are just amazing. It is one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen.

XO,
Chris Christensen

Minnamanna said...

Amazing card!
Thanks for joining at PTW this week.
Hugs, Minnamanna

Larisa said...

So much gentle card!!! Love all the flowers on the top! Nice job!

craftyb said...

Well you go right ahead and twirl and jig Maria - you deserve huge congratulations on your GDT spot!! Your card is so gorgeous - I felt the same after i first made an easel card too!! Love how the tag is added - and that sentiment is lovely! Beautiful colouring as always on cute Tilda! bx

Debbie Pamment said...

This is totally gorgeous - sooo glad to have you on board!
xXx

Jane said...

This is soooo gorgeous Maria!!! I love all the gorgeous details and the beautiful colours! hugs, Jane xxx