Monday, 7 December 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge Card - A Card for Someone Special

Todays card has been created for the Just Magnolia Challenge, a card for someone special, Ive used one of the new Christmas stamps this one has Tilda holding a Christmas present, Ive stamped her onto a piece of white card and coloured her with my copic pens, and my clear glitter pen on the hat and cuffs. Because shes quite a big stamp Ive used my Martha Steward circular cutting tool to cut her out, and used a larger hole for the mount, Ive used a red card for this.
For the base card Ive used a 8"x 8" white card and for my first layer Ive used a piece of the same red card and one of two papers from the Dovecraft "Tis the Season" set, this one has a red background with a design of snowmen and fir trees on, the second mount Ive used another piece of red card and this time Ive used white design paper with a selection of fir trees and flourishes, this was positioned in the centre at the top of the first layer.
I then stamped a greeting onto white card and punched it out with one of the ribbon tag Nestabilitie dies, with a red mount, then threaded a ribbon through the two end holes and positioned across the bottom of my card. I mounted my stamped image in the centre of my card.
I then created three flowers from some left over paper from my mounts, these were punched out with my flower punches then I moulded them with a ball tool, then popped a pearl brad with a silver spacer through the centres and hung a stocking charm from the bottom one. I then arranged some fern leaves in a circle and my stuck my flowers on top.


xxNikkixx said...

Hi Shirley
your card is stunning
hugs nikki xx

Melodie said...

Hi Shirley,
what a beautiful card. This is pure Christmas. The colors are so nice and fresh. I am very excited.

Riet said...

Wowww Shirley,what a beautiful card, i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Donnas Den said...

Another wonderful card, Shirley. You're really showing off those Dovecraft Papers well. They seem to fit with everything.

Get well soon,

Donna xx

Mandy said...

hi Shirley, hope your all feeling the card..really is a special card...the papers and image are gorgeous..
mandy xx

dolcreations said...

Love your card have coloured little Tilda with her presents perfectly!

Denise said...

Shirley, this is sooooo cute!! Love all your creations, you put a lot of love into each one.

Kim Piggott said...

Shirley this is so beautiful!
Such a sweet image and your design and detail is perfect!
kim x

Penni said...

Fabulous card Shirley. I do like your 8 x 8 cards, can I ask where you get your 8 x 8 cards & envelopes from, or do you make them yourself?

Big Hugs

Melly said...

totally fab sweets! i love the paper you have used and also the glitter detail xxx

brenda said...

You have really surpassed yourself here Shirly, this is just adorable, love everything about it.

B x

Mandy said...

Shirley your card is so beautiful, love the sweet image and the papers and embellies are gorgeous
hugs Mandy xx

Rach said...

Hi Shirley, your card is gorgeous, so beautifully made. hugs Rachxx

xxNikkixx said...

Hi Shirley
i will make sure there is someon here to get the parcels thank you so much it is very kind of you
lots of love nikki xxxx

montygonza said...

This is so sweet. I really love the flowers they stand out.


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Shirley!! Love your image with the beautiful coloring!! That hat is gorgeous with the sparkle! Fab layout too!!

cats whiskers said...

Shirley dear your cards are always so beautiful and little works of art I love this one
Hugs Jacqui xx

Christa said...

hello shirly the candy on my blog is from ge-we ,de rules are be a follower and then put it in your side bar but also inyour blog message, its not my candy iam sorry,in my side bar you can find the link to ge-we xx christa

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Wow gorgeous card! I love the colours and fab flowers.

Lisa x

Christine said...

hi Shirley this is a sweet card love these new mag images beautiful.

Hugs Christine xx

Tab said...

ooooh fabulous card, hun, love the image and the colours are delish! Adore the sparkle!
Hugs Tab xxx

Babsis-Ideenwelt said...

absolutly adorable.
I love the image. Realy beautiful.
Hugs Babsi

mueppi said...

Hi Shirley
your card is so wonderful and I love your colours!
This image is so cute!!
Have a great day!
Big hugs hun Gisela

Spyder said...

oh another brilliant brilliant card Shirley I love those Christmas papers, sadly yet another crafty shop near me has closed down, even though they'd ordered loads of stuff for me, so it looks as tho' I'll be hunting out on-line stores from now on!(Lyn)

Lisa aka Allissa said...

Shirley darin...its been so long since I have been over. Please forgive me. I just wanted to come and catch up with you before xmas. I also wanted to say that I recieved a beutiful card from you darlin, thank you so much..unfortunately it was really battered about and hubby phoned the post office and really complained also, looking at the post mark it was obviously lost as from what I can make out it says the 3rd or it could be the 8th? Thank you for thinking of us sweetheart.I shall be sending all mine early next week.
Your crissy cards are awsome hunny as always.