Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Magnolia-licious Colour Challenge & Celebration Candy

Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to my first post as part of the DT for the NEW Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!  We're so excited about the new challenge blog and hope you will be too!  Our wonderful Team Leader Candy has chosen Pink and Yellow as our first colour challenge.

Our challenges run on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.  We'd love for you to join in and submit your creations so we hope you get inky with a Magnolia image and play along with us.  Deadline to enter the Pink and yellow colour challenge is November 22.  Oooooooh and to encourage you all to join the Challenge Blog, Diana will be pulling random names as people join for fun surprise gifts ~ more people, more surprise gifts ~ woohoo!  Soooo head on over for more exciting details and don't forget to check out the rest of the fabulous DT's creations for inspiration.  Links to my teamies listed in my sidebar.

I've created my first ever Tri-Shutter card and used my favourite Princess Tilda for the main image.   She is out of stock at the moment at the Magnolia-licious store but she is on re-order.  This Tilda is one of my faves from the 2010 Fairytale Collection and she is so versatile for birthdays, thank yous or just because.   Here's a frontal view of the card all folded up.

I followed Beate's fabbie video tutorial on how to make the Tri-Shutter card and used the Scor-Buddy (mini Scor-Pal) to neatly and perfectly align all my folds.    Papers are from The Girls Paperie, Paper Girl Collection, and the yellow polka dot paper is MME from the Be-Loved Collection.  Heart rhinestone, flower, charm, brad, rhinestones for the shoes and crown plus the ribbon are all from my stash.  Sentiment is Stampin' Up ~ leaves punched with EK Success leaf punch and I also used a MS edge border punch.  I used Stickles to add bling because all princesses have bling ~ lol.

Here's a view of the shutter card all opened up and unfolded.  It's pretty cool once you've cut out and pasted all the paper on the different panels.  I'd say that was the most time-consuming part about making the shutter card.  But it was super easy and loads of fun to try something new.

AND to celebrate becoming part of the fabulous DT for the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog, I'm offering a $25 Gift Certificate for one lucky winner to spend at the Magnolia-licious store.  Deadline to enter my candy is November 22 at 8 PM EST and I will announce a winner on November 23.  How's that for an early Christmas present!

There are no requirements to be eligible for the candy but if you spread the word about the New Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog by posting the blinkie below on your sidebar, that would be greatly appreciated.  If you'd like to follow my blog that would be great too but again NOT a requirement.  Enter for a chance to win with Mr. Linky below but only ONCE please.  HOWEVER, if you submit a creation in our Pink and Yellow challenge, you can enter my candy a SECOND TIME with Mr. Linky here.   One lucky winner will be selected with Random.org.




craftyb said...

Well good morning Maria - you must be up bright and early!!

I can see why you love this Tilda so much - she is a darling!! LOVE how you coloured her...and the bling just brings her to life!!

Good job on the tri-fold card - I must admit it looks amazing but also very labour intensive!!

I love your sentiment....must remember that one!

Well congrats on your first DT - it's a stunner! Have a wonderful day! bx

Pat said...

WOW Maria...gorgeous card!!! I just adore this little Tilda...and your coloring and design are absolutely beautiful!! Pat Frank

Zoe said...

Yay!! Love this card and this is so exciting! We really needed a new awesome Maggie challenge blog and I can see this one being a great success! Hugs xxxooo

paola said...

Will definitely be entering the challenge just as soon as i get back from my trip, as i am in the UK at the moment, so as soon as i get home that will be one of the first things i do.
Your card is so pretty i have the same paper and never used it, thanks for the inspiration, and cahnce to win

Lisa said...

Congrats girl and your card is stunning. BTW great new pic of you on your sidebar!!

Becca Fabozzi said...

WOW, So excited for a new challenge site!!!! I LOVE my MAggies, now I have just another excuse to play around with them!!!! Congats on the new site, cant wait to see more of your beautiful creations. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on making the design team!!! Your card is gorgeous. That Tilda is one of my favorites!

charlene said...

Cute card love those tri shutter folds have yet to try one thanks for the inspiration. How nice of you to offer a shopping spree♥

Angela said...

Maria, this is lovely! One of my favorite card folds. Your coloring is beautiful on this Princess Tilda! I love how you did her hair and the gems on her Tiara, so perfect! Beautiful work my friend! hugs, Angela

Debbi said...

Your card is so beautiful, Maria!
Thanks for the chance to win such wonderful candy.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Maria, I love your very pretty card. So feminine! Tilda is MAGNIFIQUE, I love her with black hair! Wonderful paper combination and this shutter card is amazing! I must try this.

Patti Jo said...

Beautiful card Maria! Love your Princess Tilda with the glitz and rhinestones. Terrific job on the tri-shutter card and congratulations on the DT position!

cabio's craft corner said...

What a delightful Tri Shutter card Maria. All the DPs are so fabulous and the coloring is perfect match with these DPs. Hugs,

Jacilynn said...

what a great card! I'd love to win this gc. CAn't get enough maggies ;)

Candy said...

What a gorgeous card!!
Love all the bling. I see even Tilda's shoes have some :o)
Fantastic colouring and love your Tri fold card! Beautiful papers as well.
It's such a 'happy' card!
Hugs, Candy

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautifully done Maria--I love those tri-fold cards and all the pretty papers and details you've added! Wonderful work and Congrats on the DT!


Kylie said...

Hey - I just realised your blog looks differnet too! Love the fall feel :)
But - the main reason I'm here - Wooohooooo!!! Yayayayayayay for you!! Well done Hun, totally deserved - of course. Your card is stunning. I can't wait to play along and keep with with all of your gorgeous Magnolia creations. This card is a stunner.
Big hugs

Cami said...

Very pretty card, Maria, and congrats on joining the new DT for Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Hugs, Cami

Ms. Jen said...

Super cute card Maria! I haven't made one of these in a long time. You did a great job.

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Maria!
Your card is super gorgeous. I love all the DP's you have used. I must try one of these cards. Maybe for this challenge...yeh!
Love your coloring and that big bling heart is beautiful.
Congratulations Maria.
Hugs Maz

LINDA W. said...

Congrats on your DT position you
deserve it...your card is beautiful
love your DP's and your coloring.
Hugs Linda

Card Crazy said...

Your card is delightful. Her little crown and the flower bling center are so pretty. The card is so intricate and delicate, I love it. Congrats on your DT duties. Hope you have fun. TFS
Sue S.

Barb Hardeman said...

Well deserved position on the DT Maria. Your work is always perfecton. I love how you did the Tri Shutter Card, the colors of paper are so lovely. Great coloring on Tilda - just beautiful!

Christina C. said...

Love your gorgeous Tri-Shutter card!!!
Congratulations on your selection....well deserved I might add! I will be following your blog!

Kathy Gerace said...

Your card is so gorgeous. I love the pastel colors you used. Your coloring is great. Just love everything about your card.

Rene said...

Sooo cute! I'm going to have to muster up my courage and try one of these cards because they're so incredible!
Oh! Thanks for the chance to win candy :D

Jean said...

Goodness Maria, this is just so beautiful.. the bling, the coloring, the folds of the card, everything is just so well done. Something I would love to learn but just seems so hard and something you have done so well.. I want to congratulate you on your new position aa a DT you will be good at it.. Thank you for the chance to win the candy.. you are too sweet.
Hugs, Jean

Leslie Avila said...

Lots of pink and yellow goodness to see here! Loving everything about it! Colored beautifully, as usual!
Blessings to you~
Leslie Avila

Deeanna said...

Great work;} I really like this card..Dee

Deeanna said...

This card is amazing. I love the colors. You colored Tilda perfect:}

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Love it!!! And your coloring is amazing! It's a beautiful work of art!

Big Congrats on your DT position! How very exciting for you!

Thanks for offering the wonderful candy!

Huggies ~ Sharron♥

Pam said...

Love your card Maria.Congratulations too on the DT position.

Norma said...

Maria, oh what a gorgeous card! And I love tri-shutter cards. One of my faves--you might just have inspired me to do one soon...LOL. Adorable Tilda and you've coloured her wonderfully. Beautiful job you've done with this card for our first challenge.


Craftin Kay said...

Hi Maria,

I love your cards,I've been following your blog for a little while. I get two links, I have my card on my blog for the Pink & Yellow Challenge.
Linda I

RubyM:) said...

CONGRATS Maria on the DT position how cool is that!!! Your work is beyond inspiring and so creative!!!! Thanks for the chance to yummy candy girl lol!!!RubyM:)

Lynne said...

Great card and wonderful layout ! Thanks for the opportunity to win the blog candy !!

Lynda said...

Love Princess Tilda! She is always sold out so I'm still trying to get her. Love your cards and thanks for the chance at blog candy!

Lisette Morris said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the chance to some sweet stuff.

Ingrid said...

Congrats on your dt place Maria! Great place to be, your so lucky :-) I really enjoyed entering the first challenge.
Love your dt card too! Really fancy.
Hugs Ingrid

Shelley said...

I love your card. Can you please explain to me how I add the blink to my blog? Just to let you know, I use Mac and am still new to it

Mare said...

Maria, your card is so georgous...you just want to take her and give her a big hug. Thank you for sharing with us.

Kim said...

Congratulations on your DT position!! Your card is beautiful!! Love the tri-shutter, will definitely have to take the plunge and try one. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!!