Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Magnolia-licious Challenge - My Design Team Debut

Hello, Friends and Fellow Bloggers. I have some exciting news for you!!! I was invited to join the Magnolia-licious Design Team for the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. I can’t tell you how honored I felt when Diana sent me the invite. It’s like a dream come true.
So without further ado, Happy Magnolia-licious Challenge Day! The design team has some spectacular inspiration for you HERE and we would love for you to join us.
You could have a chance to win this $25 Gift Certificate if you participate by following the theme and rules.
This is the inspiration photo for our color challenge. The lovely wallpaper with pink flowers and green leaves inspired my color combo.
My card features the lovely "Tilda makes a Blueberry Blanket" from the Turning Leaves collection. This stamp is available HERE in the store. Diana has some of the best prices on Magnolia products plus you get 2% store credit with your purchase. The store has a vast selection of regular and mini size Magnolia stamps as well as cutting dies, papers and lots of other goodies. My personal favorite place to shop.
The designer papers I used for my Tilda cutie are from Kaiser Kraft. One of the papers has a large fancy frame so I used it as my card shape. I added some green wide webbed weave ribbon (say that 3 times fast…LOL) for texture. My die cuts are from Magnolia, Memory Box and Marianne Designs. I added some flowers from WOC and I am “in love” with these darling white Hellebores; you are sure see them on more of my projects. My pink sheer ribbon is from The Ribbon Spot and adorned with a pearl heart button from Michaels.
The inside of my card features some elements from the front and I created my sentiment on my PC.

Cardstock – Bazzill
DPs – Kaiser Kraft
Flowers – WOC
Dies – Magnolia; Memory Box; Marianne Designs
Ribbon – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; The Ribbon Spot
Pearl Heart Button - Michaels 

I’m entering this card in the following Challenges: 

Make It Monday – Linky Party, Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes with an option


Now, for a little extra excitement…Drumroll please!

I made a pencil holder and calendar desk set that I am giving away as part of a Candy draw in celebration of my new DT position.
I made this Desk Set from the NEW Score, Fold and Create Scor-Pal Project Book carried by the Magnolia-licious Store. As a little twist to the design I added a block calendar on the side instead of the original design. In the book the desk set includes a little drawer set for things like post-it notes, paper clips and other small desk trinkets. So I used the instructions to create the base of my block calendar instead. I just love this book as I’m a paper engineer at heart and love creating 3D projects. This is the perfect book for me and it inspires me to create other projects that I may not have thought about before hence, the block calendar.
For this project I used Autumn Tilda with Pencils for the front of the pencil holder. I colored her with Copics and I also stamped her with Pink Memento ink which gives her a softer look. But I had to go back over some areas of the image with my brown Prisma pencil to add back a few details as they tend to get lost in the coloring process.
For the side of the pencil holder I used Editor Tilda with the same coloring process.
As an added bonus I’m throwing in a couple of Magnolia stamps as part of the Candy draw.
They are:
All you have to do for a chance to win is:
  1. Leave me a comment
  2. Post a photo of my Candy on your Blog with a link back to this post
I will be drawing the winner before the next Challenge date in two weeks and will make the announcement on Tuesday, September 25.
I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the Magnolia-licious Challenge. Thanks for popping in to visit and good luck in the draw…



sue w. said...

Hi Cath, Huge congratulations to you hun, so well deserved, your work is fab, as is this one. Love the shape and all the fab elements.
Hugs Sue W.

Unknown said...

These are so beautiful! Love all the flourishes and the shape of the card is gorgeous - really sets it apart! Had to come over from MIM!
Nat -x-

Anonymous said...

I love the card shape and gorgeous colours. Your pencil holder is just lovely, beautifully done
hugs Julie P

Lotta said...

Oh this is soooo sweet! hugs Lotta

Karen said...

Such beautiful projects!!! : )

Suzi Mac said...

Congratulations Cath, I'm so excited for you on your new DT post. What a thrilling journey you are about to embark on. Your card is adorable as is your pretty pen holder and desk tidy.
Suzi x

Rene said...

Oh my oh my oh my! I am in love with your little creations! So fabulous! And...CONGRATS on being part of the DT! That is AWESOME and very well deserved...they are blessed to get you!!!
Rene :D

Desire Fourie said...

Cathy these are just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look. Wishing you a fab Tuesday.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}
{Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}

Suzan L said...

Hi Cathy, Welcome to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Design Team! Your card is so gorgeous! I love the DP's that you used along with all the embellishments. The desk set is also so darling!! Have a wonderful week!
Big Hugs,

Sheri said...

WHOA! I can't even figure out where to begin! The first thing I need to do is pick my jaw up off the ground...Absolutely without a doubt....amazing!

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!!! WOW!!!!! These are stunning Cathy I LOVE EVERYTHING! You sure out did yourself. Your card is just stunning love the shape and all the awesome die cuts, all the embellishments, Tilda is just so cute, love the color palette and your coloring with the pinks is beautiful. Wonderful job finishing off the inside and the dp is so delicate. I was just looking at the magnolia stamps and I was checking out the one with her holding the pencils that one is so awesome. This desk set is beyond cool. I love the colors you did a totally awesome job. I would love to win this set.

Chris said...

I just love your card, Cath! I love the color choices. Tilda looks so sweet. Your work always has the nicest touches.

Your school themed set is wonderful! Each Tilda was colored with perfection. The calendar is a great item, too! The desk set is just fantastic.

You did such a nice job on both projects!

Chris Christensen

Karen said...

What a gorgeous card! Beautifully done. Your projects are wonderful, thanks for the chance to win some awesome candy!

And congrats on your new DT position.


Kelly said...

Cathy Lee, I am not surprised that your were chosen to be on their DT, you create very beautiful things and your coloring is so gorgeous. Congratulations and enjoy your position!

Frances said...

Congratulations, Cathy!!! great achievement and you deserve it. Wonderful creations, love the desk calendar very much , hope I can win!!
hugs, Frances

Louise said...

What a fabulous start, your card is gorgeous. Congratulations Cathy

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the DT position Cathy! Your card and creations are beautiful and so cute! Delightfully colored and designed! TFS!

Eulanda said...

I am so excited to be on this team!!! Am just luvin' this color combo and that image is sooooo super cute!! GREAT card. And DANGIT I wish I would have done a giveaway too!! Great idea!! Ahhh next time. hee hee Hugs!

Kati said...

Congratulations for your debut in the Design Team.

Oh wow, I love your new creations and the pencil holder is really a dream. It looks so gorgeous.

Thanks for the chance to win all this wonderful stuff.

Many hugs, Kati

Myrna said...

Congrats on the DT position! You do beautiful work! Love all your projects!

Christina C. said...

Your work is OUTSTANDING....absolutely phenomenal! Congratulations!!!!!

Pam said...

Congrats Cathy on being on the DT!!!! You deserve it! Your card is gorgeous in the pinks and greens. Love it.

Candy said...

Hi Cathy,
Oh your card is so grand!
I LOVE the shape of it - thanks for letting us know it was on your DP.
Perfect colouring and decorating too!
Your two gifts for your blog candy are very lovely and inspirational. Some lucky person is going to very happy :o)
Big Hugs, Candy

Andrea said...

i saw your card on MIM wow it stunning the colour combination and layers are absolutely fab im loving the green shades used.also well done on your DT position, the candy looks delicious would be a dream for anyone to win ...its beautiful. you are a very talented lady indeed
thank you for sharing with us all at MIM and the opportunity to win such a fab prize

Christy Designs said...

Congratulations Cathy !
Wonderful works as always.

Helen said...

Fabulous work. Saw this on MIM and popped over to say hi.

Hugs Helen xx

tammejean said...

congrats and love your project---thanks for a chance to win this---thanks for sharing

Sarah-Jane said...

Wow! Your colouring is brilliant. Love your card, gorgeous. I saw your creations over at MIM.
Sarah-Jane xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Hooray Cathy, I finally get to come over and congrats on your new DT!! Beautiful creations and your coloring is gorgeous!!!

Norma said...

Cathy, congrats on the DT position! woo-hoo.... You`ll be a great asset to the team. You card is fabulous! What a way to start. Love this colour scheme--it`s one of my faves. Beautiful shape. Love the pretty flowers. Your colouring is awesome.
Gorgeous desk project you made. OMG, you`re giving that away!! Somebody is going to be one happy lucky winner.

Lisa Minckler said...

Your card about blew me over. I was sucked in to the shape and then my eyes just had a feast and the bounty of your gorgeous arrangements and embellishments and beautifully colored Tilda. It's a sensational card. You should be very proud. Congratulations to you on your new DT position! :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Happy Crafting...
Lisa xx

Teresa said...

Another stunning card and congratulations on a fab DT post Wow!
I love your pencil box & calendar, you are clever, no wonder you were chosen they're gorgeous. Have fun, hugs Teresa xx

Mojca said...

Waw your creations are gorgeous. Thank you for the chance and I have posted your candy in my sidebar. Hugs! Mojca

Elle said...

WOW! Your coloring is FANTASTIC! I really love your project.

paperpapier said...

love all these school themed Tilda....sooooo...cute!!!

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