Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Buttons, Beads or Bows

Hello, Friends. It’s that time again…the Design Team at Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps are here to challenge you this fortnight with… 
Buttons, Beads or Bows

I used a new stamp from the “Once Upon a Time” collection, Tilda Longstocking. Isn’t she just adorable? She is one of my new favorites from this collection. And I decided to pile it on with all three options, buttons, beads and bows.

I used some cute designer papers from My Mind’s Eye called Bluebell and distressed with a little Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. The cardstock is Bazzill as usual. I just love this Spellbinders Floral frame and I use it all the time. I decided to create an inner frame oval with my Silhouette Cameo so I can reproduce it without having to cut with scissors. I don’t mind that now and then but it becomes a chore if I have to cut by hand all the time. If you would like to have this cutting file in your library just email me at cathylee.co@gmail.com and I will send it to you for free.

I used my Inkadinkado Stamp-A-Ma-Jig masking tool to position Tilda just right on the oval frame. Tilda was colored with Copics and I added some Whimsy Stamps Flourishes around the parameter of the frame using ColorBox Chalk ink. I used a fun sketch from CLP for their Challenge #57 with a little twist of my own.
I added some fun new frilly flowers from Prima, Butterflies and rolled rose die cuts from Marianne Designs. The cute little chickadee ribbon is from SEI’s Chickadoo collection.
I used repeating elements from my the front for the inside of my card with blank space for a personal note or sentiment.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
CLP Sketch Challenge – Sketch #57
Make It Monday – Anything Goes
Lovely Hangler and Sweet Magnolia – Butterflies or things that flutter
Please join us for the challenge as you can be entered in the draw for a chance to win a…
And don’t forget to leave a comment on the DT blogs and/or the Challenge blog for a chance to win a weekly prize.

For all the details, visit Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps Challenge.
Now I have some exciting news for you...I was featured in the
Magnolia Ink Magazine
Blogger of the Month.
I am so ecstatic so I am celebrating by sharing some stamps in a draw with my lovely blog friends. This week you have a chance to win "Princess Tilda in Ballet Shoes."
She is just one of several stamps I will be giving away in the coming weeks. Here's all you have to do...
1. Become a follower, if you aren't already
2. Leave me a comment
3. Post a photo of this cutie on your blog sidebar with a link back to this post
I will draw randomly and will post the winner next week.
I hope you enjoyed my card today and come join us for the Magnolia-licious Challenge. I’ll be back tomorrow with another delicious project.



Marja Sch said...

Oh wow what a wonderful card. Beautiful colours. Hugs Marja

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful, love the papers and colours, Congratulations on blogger of the month, a well deserved honor
Hugs Julie P

Mojca said...

So totally gorgeous Cathy. and thank you for the chance. Hugs! Mojca

Vicky said...

Sweetie this is so gorgeous I absolutely adore the colours, it really makes me smile. Its very spring like & cherry, I love it hun!!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Carla S. said...

Your card is gorgeous, Cathy! Wonderful color combo and details! Fantastic coloring of the sweet image! Congrats on your feature in the mag!

Vi soriano said...

Love the color combinations and image..beautiful card.

Sheri said...

Cathy LEE!!!! A...strikingly beautiful card!!! I love this sooooooooooooo much!

Danielle Champagne said...

Totally beautiful! had to come and see more. Yes this Tilda with her striped stockings is adorable! and I love how you colored her. Awesome, absolutely AWESOME. hugs.

Unknown said...

This is great! I love blue and yellow together.

Caro-ART said...

Sweetie this is so gorgeous
hugs xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fabulous wauuu,
hugs Tamara

Unknown said...

Wow! This is stunning Cathy! Love the gorgeous colour combo and your beautiful embellishments. Popped over from MIM for a closer peek :)
Hugs Tracey x

Janie Printz said...

Wonderful creation Cathy with this cute little Tilda with long stockings. Beautiful colors & design & I LOVE how you used the oval inside that great die. It's a fantastic look.
Hugs, Janie

Patricia St Martin said...

Cathy, I see you used your pearls and they look so pretty. Love the new magnolia stamp, she is so cute. Awesome flowers and your ribbon is sooo cute with the birdies. Love your papers and the layer and the floral oval.

NPurdum56 said...

Cathy this is so cute! I love the coloring! Lovely, just lovely! :) Nancee

Candy said...

Hi Cathy,
There are so many wonderful things about your card. Beautifully coloured, of course!
Wonderful light spring flower spray, pretty corner painted yellow, delightful ribbon.
Your papers are so pretty. Love the inside as well.
Big Hugs, Candy

Candy said...

I forgot to say that I really adore your pretty flower stamp you have used around the oval.

Unknown said...

Cathy: Congrats!! I saw you on the Magnolia Magazine!!! I'm so happy for you!!! Love your card!! Your folds are amazing, do you have tutorials on how to color folds?

Karen said...

Your card is beautiful and so is your coloring!

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Cathy, Wow fantastic, your card is so wonderfully designed. Love all the details and colors.
Hugs Doreen

Lisa said...

Lovely colors and embellishments! Saw your fab card on MIM and just had to pop over for a closer look!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Your card is simply delightful. Fabulous colours and design and of course Tilda is gorgeous.

I saw your post at Make it Monday, I'm there at #13 this week, feel free to stop by to see my Fairy Tree House.


Unknown said...

Saw you on MIM .. Gorgeous card!! I love the flower arrangement. The colors are so beautiful as are the pearls, lace and stunning dies. I love it!

Franz♥ said...

Hi Cath! Your card is gorgeous hun, totally love your colour combo and your colouring, this Tilda is too cute, i have to have it!

Thanks for this lovely take on Chelsea Sketch and for joining us at CLP Challenge :)

Hugs, Franz.

Donna said...

Wow! Cathy.
I love the new stamp she is beautiful.
I saw you in Magnolia Ink and your featured card was stunning.
Thank you for your generosity and the chance to win princess Tilda I ballet shoes.

Crafty hugs
Donna xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous card! Love the turquoise. Congrats on blogger of the month...

Thanks for the chance to win such sweet candy.


Sandra said...

Such a beautiful card.
Glad I came over from MIM
Hugs Sandra

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful Cathy Lee! Love your coloring and the pretty arrangement of flowers and gorgeous trims. A real beauty! hugs, Angela

Susie Sugar said...

What can I say !! ? Utterly beautiful xx

Norma said...

This card is simply gorgeous Cathy. The image, the colour scheme, the design, etc. work well together. A feast for the eyes. Love it!

Chris said...

Oh no, another Silhouette enabler! Hold me back! I think I'm missing out on something wonderful! I am so in love with this card! It is just precious! I love Tilda Longstocking! The colors are fabulous! You did a wonderful job on this creation, Cathy! It just made me smile a huge smile!


cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Cathy. Love your pretty coloring and the spring flower arrangment looks wonderful :o)

Stampin'Piper said...

This is so beautiful! Love the colours!

Thanks for joining us at Crafting Life's Pieces!

Hugs Tanja

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