Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Magnolia-licious November Photo Inspiration

Hello, Friends. The Magnolia-licious DT are back with another challenge for you and we hope you will join us. It’s Eulanda’s turn to choose the challenges for November and she has given us a beautiful photo for inspiration.
Nov 27 - Pink Christmas
It screams pink and blue Christmas to me, how about you? The Design Team has some spectacular creations for you HERE so hop over and check them out.
Special Surprise1
If you follow along with us for the challenge you could have a chance to win a Mystery Surprise from Magnolia-licious.
Diana has so many awesome Maggie stamps, tons of dies, papers, and other goodies in her store. She also carries the Magnolia Ink Magazine and the new Christmas edition includes a new stamp, so don’t miss out on these, they won’t last. There are some new Doohickey dies from “A Christmas Story” collection so hop over and get yours before they are all gone. If you haven’t seen the *NEW* “Nativity” Collection you can see all of the lovely stamps in the store HERE. The Magnolia-licious Design Team has colored images from these two collections and they are featured in the store. Fabulous job, Ladies!

My card for this challenge features the adorable “Jingle Jangle Tilda” from “A Christmas Story” Collection. I created an Advent Calendar card design that was featured by Norma. I just adore her artwork and creativity which is inspiring to me, so I want to grow up to be like her Winking smile. Norma was kind enough to share the card template she used for these Advent Calendars on her blog HERE. My cardstock base and mats are from Bazzill and I used some cute pink and blue digi papers called Santa’s Sleigh by Carina Gardner that I got from Jessica Sprague’s website a couple years ago. I don’t often use digital papers for my cards but these were perfect for the color theme and I had already colored my image before choosing my papers. Smile with tongue out When I printed them off they matched my colored Tilda perfectly, I was so delighted.

Tilda’s frame is a free Cameo cutting file. I used a little flock from Doodlebug Designs for her hat trim and the bells and buttons got a coat of Glossy Accents. I distressed the edges of my DPs with Brushed Corduroy distress ink as well as my date panels. I used the Slender Firs die cuts from Magnolia cut in blue and pink CS and covered with Martha Stewart glitter. The glitter really pops if you use similar colored CS as your base instead of white. I added some MME turquoise rhinestones to the corners of my motif panel. My flowers are from WOC and I added several spruce leaves from a Marianne Designs die cut. The Baker's Twine is from Doodlebug Designs with bells at the ends of the bow. I finished it off with a Whimsy Stamps sentiment and bound the date numbers with my Bind-It-All.

Here’s a close up of Tilda.

Stamps: Magnolia, Whimsy Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
DPs: Santa’s Sleigh (Set 2), Carina Gardner
Dies: Magnolia, Marianne Designs
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Rhinestones: My Mind’s Eye
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Baker’s Twine: Doodlebug Designs

I’m entering this card in the following Challenges:
Make It Monday – Anything Goes
Tilda's Town Challenge - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
CMC - Non-traditional Christmas Colors
I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the Magnolia-licious Challenge.

In celebration of my birthday this week...I've decided to give away two stamps from A Christmas Story collection.

So, here's what you need to do for a chance to win these.
1. Become a follower if you aren't already.
2. Post it on your blog sidebar with a link back to this post.
3. Enter your name in the linky below.
Sounds easy, right? You have until December 7th at Midnight Mountain time to enter and I will post the winner on Saturday, December 8.
Thanks for popping in to visit…


cabio's craft corner said...

How clever and fun idea to add color glitter on the tree dies Cathy! Love the adorable DP and great colored Tilda on this calendar. Gorgeous work!

paperpapier said...

Tilda looks absolutely gorgeous...love the Santa Sleigh digi paper by Carina...I have that too!

Christina C. said...

What a nifty idea to use glitter paper for the tree die cuts!!!!
Adore your wonderful card...beautiful papers and a magnificently colored Tilda!

Regina said...

This is soo lovely Cathy!! I love everything in this calendar. Love the colours and the image is gorgeous, beautifully coloured and everything is wonderful.
May your birthday be filled with a lot of smiles, laughter, love, health and cheer.
and... thanks for the opportunity of win such lovely stampes.

Sheri said...

Cathy Lee!! Too darn cute!! Love the card design, of course....but everything you've done is darling!!! ♥

Suzan L said...

Hi Cathy Lee, your advent calendar is just darling! Your coloring of Tilda is so beautiful! I love the Digi Paper that you used as well! Your pictures are always so crisp and bright. You will have to share your secrets on picture taking! Have a wonderful day!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday this week to you! Isn't 29 a wonderful age! I love it so much, I'm going to keep 29 forever!

I love your calendar! I wouldn't know where to begin. Norma is such a source of inspiration. You did a fantastic job. It looks so clean and crisp. I love the papers and the colors. What a treat! I'm so glad you made it. Maybe I'll give it a go, too!

Chris Christensen

Rene said...

No no no, when I grow up I want to be like Norma!!! Lol! Who doesn't?!?
This certain does her justice...it's gorgeous!!!
Rene :D
P.S. Thanks for the chance at candy!

Candy said...

Hi Cathy,
My your card is wonderful!
Your colouring of Tilda is great!
I love your paper, design and particularly your awesome glittered trees.
Great work.
Big hugs, Candy

Jane said...

Oh I love this Cathy! I really want to create one of these cards too. I love the gorgeous colours and details you've added! hugs, Jane xxx

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to you!! I hope you have a wonderful day. I do love the pink and blue together and those trees are so rich with the glitter, love them. Your calendar is darling and a fun gift for someone too. Your creation is so jolly and gorgeous for the season!

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Your advent calendar card is gorgeous and I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town Challenges this week.

Jay Jay

Only By His Grace said...

Happy Birthday Cathy Lee.
I hope it is a super one.
I love your Advent calendar. it's such a beautiful design and your coloring is wonderful.
Hugs Maz

TC said...

Gorgeous project Cath, it's totally adorable. Love the colours, colouring and adorable image.
I'm glad I came over for a closer look from MIM now.
Hugs TC x

Eulanda said...

OK I thought I recognized it from somewhere! That is so cool and if I had a binder thingy I'd make a few of them. I love what you did with this challenge!! The bells with this image just seem to be a must!! And luvin' the blue in there as well. Great accent color. Hugs!

Sharon Caudle said...

Wll first, I can't believe I wasn't already a follower of yours, but I've definitely rectified that now! :) I fell in love with this calendar on Norma's blog and simply must try one! Your version is gorgeous and all your details are just amazing! Awesome work, Cathy Lee!!
hugs, Sharon

Suzi Mac said...

This is so precious Cathy Lee, love the design, colour and that sweet Tilda is coloured to perfection.
Happy Birthday to you sweetie.
Suzi x

Anonymous said...

I love your calender card, so pretty, Happy Birthday to you
Hugs Julie P

Patricia St Martin said...

This is such a wonderful idea. I want to make one of those cards. You have done a awesome job on your card. Just want to let you know at CMC the challenge is non traditional Christmas colors. I will have to stop by and get the template, thanks for telling us. Love all the embellishments. I have 2 magnolia stamps I would love to win some thanks for the candy you are so sweet.
Hugs, Patricia

Janiel/ janny said...

Cathy very very beautiful!!!!!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Cathy Lee, I love your calender! Very cute little Tilda, colored beautifully! wonderful flower arrangement as deco! Hugs.

Karen said...

Your calendar is lovely! The papers look awesome.


Vicky said...

Happy birhday sweetie, sorry I'm a day late typical me really!! Hope you had a fantastic day sweetie one that you deserve shug.

As for your creation........wow its awesome!! Absolutely awesome I saw one of these on Rosa's blog & thought of doing one for december......you have given me the push to do one hun, this is fabulous love all the details & this is one of my fave tilda's.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Sandy said...

Wow, just love your colouring, such a fabulous project. Love it!!!
Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Hugs, Sandy

Christy Designs said...

Beautiful calender Cathy!
You color Tilda so beautifully.
Love your pine glitter tree too

sue w. said...

Wow Cathy, such beautiful colouring and gorgeous detail.
Hope you have a fab birthday.
Hugs Sue W.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card Cathy, Love it.
Happy birthday-stil 8 days to come. My doughter is going to become 1 on 4.12., Have a nice weekend and your Candy is fab-hope I win.
Tamara :)

Sonia said...

What a gorgeous creation Cathy^_^
Sweet Tilda and beautiful paper,all is colorful and joyful^_^
Thanks a lot for the chance to win two fabulous stamps^_^

Andrea said...

i saw this on MIM I love the colour combination its bright an d fun and your colouring is great..hope you have a fab birthday too x #79 #192

Maire Gamber said...

Your calendar is just stunning. What a great idea! I love your colorng and oclor combo's!
Thank you so much for joining us at CMC!

Norma said...

Cathy, I had to come back and comment on this because it's so gorgeous. Love Eulanda's colour challenge--makes a nice change from the traditional colours. Your colouring is fabulous as usual. Love your maggie diecuts and those tiny jingle bells.
I'm trying to make these advent calendar cards for people on xmas card list, so have been busy trying to finish them before the end of Nov. Phew!

Sol said...

This Calendar is Beautiful.. Love the Colors. and I thin you have used all the right colors from the inspirational photo so well.. Love that tree die.... why haven´t I ordered that tree DooHickey??? Looks Amazing in glitter.. :o)
And your Coloring is Great.. Love the shades in her clothes.. :o)

And Thank you for letting me join in on your candy.. I would love to be your Follower.. :o)

Elizabeth said...

I thought I had allready entered your candy, Cathy...Thank you for a chance to win these gorgeous stamps! You are the one who should have a birthday present- you are so kind! Love your calender, your coloring is gorgeous as always, and your design is fab. Love the untraditional colors! Hugs, Elizabeth x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Happy birthday!
I wish you all the best
healty, luck, money, love,...
Have a nice weekend
Hugs Tamara

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