Monday, December 13, 2010

Magnolia Inspiration

Good Morning!

Today is the new Inspiration Challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

Here is our Inspiration Picture:

Isn't it wonderful? I love the peaceful winter scene.
Chrissy choose the theme again this month and what she has asked for is mostly WHITE on our card with a little bit of colour.

Please take a trip over to the Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has made this time......

This is how I have interpreted the Challenge:

Here is a close up of Tilda: I have used Crystal Lacquer on her tear and the buttons on her boots -

Here is the bottom of the card:
And here it is with the sentiment part open:

I have used Fairwell Tilda from the Bon Voyage Collection. She is number #215 but unfortunately isn't in stock at the moment.
I have also used the DooHickey Dies: Swirl#4 and Doily Flowers #8 . Everything is from Diana's Store. The very best place to buy all of your Magnolia images at the very best price and the biggest inventory as well. If something is out of stock a quick email to Diana will have it in for you in no time :o) Diana also carries the MINI MAGNOLIA'S and is the only store in North America to do so. They are SO wonderful and addicting too!!! :o)

I sure hope you will join us at the Challenge Blog and enter a card, cause this time Diana is giving away a $25.00 Gift Certificate!!

Christmas Cuttlebug embossing folder - lightly coloured with Copics
Dazzling Diamonds used on the roof tops and snowflakes and background sprayed with Frost White Glitter Mist.
New Cuttlebug embossing folder that embosses and also cuts out the middle piece - sprayed with Irridescent Gold Glitter Mist
Sizzix Ticket die
Sentiment: computer generated by me
Rhinestones from my stash
Misc. Crystals from my stash

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Cheeks - R20
Dress/ Hankie - R0000, R000, R01, R02
Apron/Socks - G0000, G00, G02
Boots - E41, E42, E44
Boot buttons - C5 - C7
Hair - YR04, YR18, E13, E99

Thank you so much for coming to see me today.
I may not be back until after Christmas. We are leaving in about 6 days for Vancouver to spend the holiday with our son, D-I-L and Grandchildren.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2011 :o)
Love, Candy


cabio's craft corner said...

Awe...Candy, this is too precious. How sweet to see this Christmas card and you can see how much a person be missed at Christmas. Love the peaceful embossed background. A lovely creation!

Barbara (Jamie) Gudermuth said...

Candy, I'm lovin' this bittersweet card. What a lovely creation. Hope you have a safe and happy Christmas!


Karen said...

What a beautiful card!! I love this stamp and what a great idea to use it on this card. Merry Christmas!! : )

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Candy!
your card is so lovely. I always love embossing and this one is super in white. i love the DooHickeys and how you used them. Tilda is colored so nicely.
Have a lovely safe holiday with your family.
Hugs Maz

Tracy Valure said...

Pretty card Candy. I just LOVE that embossing on it too!!

Regina said...

Candy!!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous and so creative! We all missed someone at Christmas and this is an amazing way to tell them how we are feeling! LOVE!!!! A very Happy Christmas to you !!!

Unknown said...

Hi Candy...what a sweet the embossed effect...and the scene you created in the background!!! And I love how you have Tilda positioned!! Just gorgeous!! Pat Frank

Ronda Archangelo said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the embossing & window.

Have a great Christmas trip!

Ronda A.

Barb Hardeman said...

OH Candy! This is such a beautiful interpretation of the inspiration piece. I love how you framed the village scene and with Tilda waving a sorrowful farewell. Your coloring is exceptional and I love the double ticket. Super job!

Card Crazy said...

Gorgeous, the all white card is stunning. I love the embossed layers that give such depth to the card.
Sue S.

Myrna said...

Love these white cards! Beautiful card Candy! Tilda is so sweet and love the shiny tears!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Candy! I love the embossed village background with that hint of color and sparkle! This is such a sweet tearful image and colored perfectly! Beautiful work my friend! hugs, Angela

Madge H. said...

Absolutely gorgeous Candy. I love how you have incorporated all the whites and a colourful Tilda.
rubber hugz, inky wishes,

Cami said...

Beautiful white winter card, Candy. I can relate to this as there is always someone who will not be able to join the family at Christmastime. Your coloring and details on your card is just gorgeous! Hugs, Cami

Pen to Paper said...

Wow Candy, I am speechless. That background is absolutely beautiful!!!



Lisette Morris said...

Oh what a beautiful picture to be inspired by and you did a wonderful card for it! I love the embossing. Great card!

Anonymous said...

Wow Candy... you've designed such a stunning card! The mostly white really does create the most elegant and eye catching card. Beautiful coloring too, as always!


Sharon Caudle said...

Absolutely beautiful, Candy! I love all the embossing and Tilda is gorgeous!! If I don't get to chat with you before, I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas, and many wonderful blessings in the New Year!
love, Sharon

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a sweet, sweet card, Candy! Love it!
Huggies ~

Norma said...

Candy, beautiful card. Oh I love it that you used this a non-Christmas Tilda and your sentiment matches the image perfectly. Oh clever you--I am going to keep this in the back of my mind! I like how you can open the ticket.
Love the background winter picture. Marvelous job you've done with this challenge.


Suzanne J Dean said...

Love this snowy winter scene you've created--just beautiful Candy! But the perverse side of me sees Tilda as "ME" waving goodbye to winter, lol (I wish)!


LINDA W. said...

Your card is beautiful I love your
Hugs Linda

Jane H said...

Wow this is just amazing!!!! Love the beautiful background.

LindaC said...

What a sweet card. I really like the scene you created with the cut out and the scenery stamp. Sadly, we all miss someone at Christmas time. LC

Sandy said...

I am writing you personally girl - there are secrets I need to pry out of you and the sooner the better. This card is out of this world - haven't seen anything like it!
Love you and Merry Christmas,
sandy Claus

Leslie Anne Avila said...

I love to see all the different ways one would interpret the've rocked this one! Excellent job.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Blessings to you~
Leslie Avila

Eulanda said...

Awww Candy I just love it!!! It's sooo elegant and I like the way you did the ticket thingy. Brilliant!!

scrappinpeg said...

Awe this is a beautiful card Candy. It is always fun to see how each person interprets a photo. I love your embossing on the card. Really love your scene you created. Awesome job!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Ineke Original said...

Congratulations Candy. I did see you did win a price at Magnolia's

Cina99 said...

I'm so glad for your kind comments on my blog! :)

Please e-mail me your postal address so that I can send the handmade PIF-gift in 2011!!!

My e-mail: cina_99[at]


Pam said...

Love your card Candy!! so serene.
Hugs from Indiana,

Hanna said...

Hi Candy!
Wow, your card is way beyond fabulous! It's magnificent! Such a gorgeous work of art. Love everything about it! The ticket is so sweet, and your design is FANTASTIC!

Thank you for your visit at my blog, and for the lovely comment you gave me, it really made my day!:)


Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

That's absolutely gorgeous Candy!!! Great job!!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and entering my blog candy.

I hope you will return ...

big hugs for you...Claudia

Elizabeth said...

Becca at is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you”

I loved this card, even though it's January, it really caught my eye. Love the coloring.