Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Magnolia-licious Inspiration Challenge

Hello Everyone!  It's time for our inspiration challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. Here is our photo inspiration selected by our wonderful Norma:

Here's what I came up with for the challenge featuring mini Happy Tilda (currently out of stock) coloured with Copics.  I also sponged 2 Ranger DIs (Tumbled Glass and Pink Sugar) with Wheat Chalk ink around Tilda plus brown Memento ink around the edge of the circle I created with Spellbinder's small standard circle die:

The fabulous mini doily surrounding mini Happy Tilda (currently out of stock) was created using a Doohickey mini doily die by Magnolia and fits perfectly for the minis.  DP is by Magnolia too and a fine assortment of Magnolia paper packs are available at Diana's Magnolia-licious online store.  The edge at the bottom of the card was made using the MS punch Rings and of course no card would be complete without my swirls which are by Prima. Stacked crocheted flowers are from Stamping Up and the brad in the centre from my stash. I added a Whimsy's Adventure Postage Mini Sentiment created using the matching mini postage stamp die also by Whimsy.  The layout for my card was inspired by none other than the uber-talented Michele Boyer at Paper Cuts here.  

I'm entering my project into the following challenges:
Your visit and any comment you leave really brightens my day so thank you for taking time out of your busy day to stop and visit. I hope my post has inspired you in some small way to play along with us and I look forward to seeing your creation.  



Paper Tails said...

Very pretty card! I love all the bling.


Linda said...

Wow Maria this is just spectacular!!!! Love what you did with this card!!!!!! Fabulous work again!!!!!!

Boxofcolours said...

Oh that is very sweet Maria.

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Lovely card, bye Mascha

Auntie Em said...

I love your cheerful and pretty card! The crocheted flower is a sweet embellishment. It will be sure to encourage and cheer some one up.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Karen said...

So very cute! : )

Paula said...

Cute!! Love the crochet flowers and the pearls, both look great with Tilda. Wonderful card!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

How fabulous, Maria! Your pearl swirls are so graceful on the card and your dp's are fantastic! Tilda is just so happy celebrating the soon coming of spring when all the trees blossom! Hugs...Barb...<><

syllie said...

Beautiful card. I love all the details, especially the crochet flowers. Your design is fabolous.

Lori said...

This is so sweet, I love love love the crochet flower, thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda!

Michele Boyer said...

This is GORGEOUS, Maria! I just love your coloring! And the pearls and crocheted flower...all SO pretty! :)

Angela said...

Very beautiful card Maria! Love the different papers you used and pretty layout and of course your coloring looks wonderful my friend. Have a great day! hugs, Angela

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet card Maria. love the pearl swirl accents which adds a touch of elegancy on this pretty card :-)

Suzi said...

This is gorgeous Maria, I love the colours you've chosen for Tilda and that lovely crochet flower.
Suzi x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Maria this is excellent and so very beautiful, the papers, colours, Tilda and the design look fantastic.
Lorraine x

Candy said...

Hi Maria,
Great card! I need to start buying minis!!
I really like the red gingham with all the pearls.
Hugs, Candy

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Maria, I love all the pretty detail
Hugs Julie P

Norma said...

Maria, I didn't realize you were using a mini Tilda. Fab job in colouring her. Gorgeous DP's you've used and love the pearly swirls. Love your beautiful card.

Marika said...

Good Morning

What a beautiful card, I love the flowers. Thank you for sharing.


Gina L said...

Beautiful papers and coloring!

Danielle said...

Very pretty Maria. Love your pears and the lovely crocheted flowers. tilda is so cute,nicely colored.

Sandy said...

Absolutely grand - I love the contrast in colors.

Anonymous said...

Oh such a gorgeous creation with the colors, layout design and the pretty swirls of pearls!! :) TFS!

Jacqui P said...

Such a pretty and happy card! so lovely! thankyou for joining us this time over at totally tilda challenge!
JAcqui P x

Mummylade said...

wow, the pearl swirls are fantastic! Thank you so much for entering the Totally Tilda challenge and giving me the opportunity to admire your work!