Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps - Birthday Challenge

Hello, Friends. It’s been a couple weeks since I posted and I wanted to share some news that has happened around the Lee Ranch. I bought an AQHA Red Roan gelding horse at the National Western Stock Show auction here in Colorado about a month ago. His registered name is CL Special Frost (aka Dallas). He is well built at 16 hands and an extremely gentle ten-year old. He was ranch ridden in Iowa but primarily a trail gelding and loves it. The past 2 years he has been shown in open shows by a novice youth. Shown in both English and Western but excels in English events. He has been started on jumps and loping a barrel pattern. Dallas is really gentle and a quick learner. We are so lucky to have him and I’m excited as he will be fun for the grandkids to ride.
 
 
Here’s a couple photos…to be honest it took 20+ photos before I could get a good one because he either had his tongue out, was snoozing or interested in visiting with his new brother, our adopted Mustang, Duncan.
 
 
Dallas has already established hierarchy as the authority of the herd. LOL…This can be terrifying at times as they will buck, bite and rear at each other until one concedes. Unfortunately, that was poor Duncan. But Duncan is just a “baby” at 3 years old so he had no choice.
 
Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps
 
The Magnolia-licious Highlites and Challenge blog Design Teams have joined forces to create one new Design Team.
 
Plus, Diana is now carrying the fabulous "Wee Stamps" by Sylvia Zet in her store and we have fun new challenges for you to join. So to start us off with the new challenge our theme is “Happy Birthday.” So get those crafty papers, embellies and stamps out and join us for an easy, fun challenge.
 
 
Check the Challenge Blog for NEW RULES as we’ve made some changes. If you follow along with us you could have a chance to win a Special Surprise from Magnolia-licious.
 
The new “Easter” Collection is available for pre-order in the store. The DT will be coloring these images so you can see them being transformed before your very eyes. Also, Magnolia-licious is now your “ONE STOP SHOP” for Wee Stamps. Check out the vast selection she has added. I can’t wait to color these!
 
 
For my Birthday card this week I used the adorable “Tilda with Little Pocket” from the Love Collection and colored her with Copics. I used Bazzill cardstock and the DPs are from DCWV Linen Closet Collection. I love the muted aqua, green and brown colors of these papers.
 
 
I added several Magnolia die cuts to my card. The banner was printed with a sentiment from my PC. I distressed my panels, Tilda’s frame and other elements with SU Crumbcake ink.
 
 
Here’s a close-up of Tilda. My ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl and a cute ribbon slide from WOC. My flowers are also from WOC. The butterflies are MS punches with pearls from Recollections. I gave Tilda’s pocket, pants lace and the surrounding dots in her frame a coat of Stardust Stickles. I also cut freehand bows for her braids and added pearls.
 
 
The inside of my card has a Happy Birthday stamped sentiment from Hero Arts.
 
Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia
Cardstock: Bazzill
Design Paper: Linen Closet, DCWV
Dies/Punches: Magnolia; Spellbinders; Marta Stewart
Flowers/Ribbon Slide: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Pearls: Recollections 
 
I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the Magnolia-licious Birthday Challenge. Thanks for looking and if you don’t mind, I'd love to read your comments…
 
Hugz,
 

22 comments:

..Karen said...

Another gorgeous creation! I love it!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous!!!
Hugs Tamara

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy! I love the soft colors and all the beautiful details! Sweet image! Wonderful pics of your horses, too!

quiltindiva said...

What a beautiful card! I really like the brown and blue combo!

Sheri said...

Cathy Lee!! Congratulations on the new addition to your family!! What a beauty and how lucky your grandchildren are!!
The colors are your card are some of my all time favorite for my Maggie cards and you have certainly done a beautiful job with them!! GORGEOUS!! :)

stampinscott said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Do you happen to know what colour copics you used? I'm still trying to get the knack of what to use with what. Tks!
Brenda

Loz said...

Fantastic card and Gorgeous layout and coloring Cathy..Loz
Beautiful Horses..

Sharon Caudle said...

He's a beauty, Cathy Lee!! Congrats! And your card is beautiful!! I love the brown and blue combo, and your coloring and details are gorgeous!!

Angela said...

You have beautiful horses Cathy Lee. Congratulations on your new addition!

You've created a stunning card dear. I love the color combo and lovely embellishing. Your coloring is awesome too! hugs, Angela

Suzan L said...

Hi Cathy, your card is goregous! I love the blue and brown combo that you have used, especially the blue that you used to color Tilda's outfit! Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Suzan

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Cathy. Love the beautiful design of your card. Love the little dotty background of that oval. BTW, awesome hourse photos. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Kelly Neis said...

Handsome horse you have! I love those middle aged ones as their muscles are so developed. Your card is adorable and Tilda is gorgeous! Love your card and thanks for sharing those horses, lucky girl.
Hugs Kelly

Candy said...

Hi Cathy,
Such yummy colours you have used for your card. Tilda is beautiful!!
Love your design and embellishments.Especially the little hair bows you made for Tilda :o)
Congratulations on your new horse!! I still can't figure out who is your new one. Does he have the white on his face or is that your Mustang? Sorry, I am a city gal LOL
Big Hugs, Candy

Louise said...

Beautiful card and colored to perfection, love the color combo
Louise

Tabitha Davis said...

Beautiful!! This is super cute!!!:)
Tabitha's Designs
Your Magnolia Birthday Moderator :)

Chris said...

This is gorgeous.

Nancee Purdum said...

Oh Cathy this is so pretty! I love the colors you used. This is so precious! Your coloring is terrific! Love it! :) Nancee

Eulanda said...

Oooooooo this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I just love that image, the color combo and all the extra's. I'm such a fan. hee hee Nice looking horse too!! Hugs!

Suzi said...

Oh your new horse is adorable, I love horses but I'm terrified of them too. lol. I'm sure your Grandchildren will have lots of fun with him. Your card is delicious Cath, wonderful layering, colouring and lots of pretty details. So happy to be here with you in this amazing Dt.
Hugs
Suzi x

Pia S said...

Your card is truly beautiful! You've done a great job with the coloring of this sweet Tilda, and I love all the die cut elements and use of kraft, such a lovely combination of details!

Patricia St Martin said...

Cathy, Congratulation on your new horse, just beautiful.
You did a spectacular job on your card, I love all the die cuts and the paper choice is wonderful and a super job adding the sentiment. Now Tilda is just so adorable your coloring is stunning, love her background and the choice of colors for her I love.
Hugs

Chris said...

LOL - forget about the card - your horses are beautiful (and horses scare me)! I love Dallas. He has beautiful lines and his color is perfect. Your newbie is so sweet - I'm so glad that Duncan found a loving home. Life in the desert can be so harsh. Bless you for adopting him.

Cathy, your card is gorgeous. I love all of the elements you included. The banner is so cute! I love Tilda. She looks just precious. The butterflies are gorgeous. I've yet to find a butterfly die I like. This card is another A+!

XO,
Chris

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