Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Hello and Happy New Year!

I have missed you all sooo much.

It has been 6 months almost to the day
since I did my last post :o(
Other than writing the blog posts
for Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog,
I haven't been able to do much of anything.

So I said ENOUGH of THAT and
am trying my hand at making cards again....
I hope you will bear with me cause they
are not going to be up to the quality
I like them to be.
There are several things I still can't do/
or do well
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Now to the purpose of my post!

It is the first MAGNOLIA-LIOUS CHALLENGE 
BLOG OF 2012!

This month it is our lovely CABIO'S turn to pick
the DT'S Challenges. 

For the COLOUR CHALLENGE
she has chosen: PINK WHITE and RED.

Here is her picture for inspiration:



I have used Tilda with Many Hearts
# 308
From last years 
YOU ARE SO SPECIAL
COLLECTION.


She is not in stock at the moment,
but you all know to just get in touch
with Diana and she will
order it in for you.

DIANA has the largest online store
for ALL THINGS MAGNOLIA.
The choices are fantastic, she is the only
online Store (in North America) to sell Mini Magnolia's.
Her service is the best!

Here is the front of my card:



Supplies used:

Bo Bunny DP
SU card stock - Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette
Ink - London Fog
Pins, ribbon, charms and lace - stash
Crystal Lacquer
Stickles

Here is a close picture of Tilda:


Only when I was taking the pictures
did I notice I forgot the stickles 
on her petticoat!
I have since added them.

Here is the corner with ribbon and pins:


I snipped off the pointed end
of the pin.

I used the Crystal Lacquer
on all of the hearts on the DP.
I am hoping you can see them here:



Here is the inside. The charm
reads - Made with Love:


It is very plain and I couldn't show
you the right hand side as it was
written on and is now in the mail.
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I do hope to be able to carry on
so I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Candy

28 comments:

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card! So glad you are back!

Hugs, Dawn

cabio's craft corner said...

How wonderful to see your creation Candy. Your card is super adorable!! Love the pretty bow and the great little details :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Norma said...

Candy, I'm so glad that you can join us. I have missed seeing your cards. It's gorgeous. You haven't lost your touch. Oh you remind me that I have this Tilda too--I must bring her out. She's being overlooked by all the new Tilda's..LOL. Such lovely DP's you have. The glitter looks fab. Beautiful job on the card. Love it.
Hugs,
Norma

Cami said...

Happy New Year, Candy! It's so nice to see you posting again! Your card is adorable! I think you did a beautiful job coloring this Tilda and added so many lovely embellies!
Welcome back to Blogland!
Hugs, cami

Monique said...

Hi Candy,
Good to see you back at making cards :)). Your card is lovely. Love how the heart sparkle :)).

Hugs Monique

Kelly Neis said...

Very pretty, I love the pins in the bow and the paper is so sweet. Don't you just love this image, she is colored so perfectly. Great card.

Cathy Lee said...

Candy, this is a stunning card. Tilda is colored wonderfully, in fact, her hearts look like they are ready to pop off the page. Awesome job. I hope we see more of these from you. Maggies are my favorite stamps and I love to look at others for inspiration.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Myrna said...

Welcome back to card making Candy! Your first card in six months is beautiful!! Have fun making cards again!!! :-)

Regina said...

What a beautiful card Candy!! Love all your details and embellishing! Fabulous work!!!

Becky said...

what a cute card, love everything about it!

hugs, becky

Elle said...

Welcome Back! I love the bling on your card and the papers are simply divine.

Angela said...

So glad you were able to create a card for this challenge Candy! I've missed seeing your lovely cards. Beautiful job - love this image you chose today! hugs, Angela

Sandy said...

Oh Lordy my child - I have a front row seat and I am hear to tell you this card was worth the wait. I love what you did with that ribbon and the colors are glorious! Everything about this card is absolutely wonderful Candy. I am sooooooo happy to see you back. I have missed your cute smile out there posting and your pretty cards!!
Love,
Sandy

Sandy said...

PS - do tell how you did that ribbon - absolutely out of this world idea and how neat putting the glaze on the hearts - yep, it looks really sweet or as my granddaughter would say "SWEET"

Suzan L said...

Hi Candy, I'm so glad that you are back to making cards again!! This Valentine's Card is so darling!! I love the DP's that you used and the addition of the Crystal Lacquer to the hearts!! Tilda is colored beautifully!! Happy New Year!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Linda said...

Candy what a wonderful way to start the new year!!!!! fabulous card and I love that bow and those stick pins!!!!!!1 Stunning work!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Well, girl! So glad to see you back creating some therapy! You have been very missed during your sabbatical. Your coming back very strong too! What a gorgeous card and oh, that ribbon! It repeats the flow of the floral paper you used and makes such a statement! Absolutely beautiful job on this card....hugs...Barb

PaperLace n Card Nook said...

Candy such a cute card well done. hugs Carolyn

syllie said...

Great card with beautiful details!!
The DP are gorgeous. Also is your Tilda.
xxxSylvia

Unknown said...

Candy ...your work is lovely and inspiring!

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous card! Tilda's hearts look great and so does she.

Karen

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Candy. Missed visiting your blog.
Hugs....Pam:)

Only By His Grace said...

Welcome back Candy.
You have been missed.
your card is adorable. super coloring and details.
Have a wonderful new year.
Hugs Maz

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Cute card, Candy! I'm glad to see you making cards again. Great idea about snipping the ends off of the pins. TFS
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Eulanda said...

Oh Candy this is super sweet and it's so nice to see you create a card! I love how you have the ribbon flowing with the pins. Very pretty and great job on the coloring of Tilda too. Great card. Missed you!! Hugs!

Sandy said...

I just popped in to look at your pretty card again Candy - it is gorgeous and I appreciate it more the second time around. Love how you did that ribbon sweet lady!!
Thinking of you
sandy

Cathy said...

Oh Candy, I have checked your blog so many times hoping to see your beautiful card, and here you are!!!! Such a beautiful card and it has just made my day to see it and know you are back GF :) Big Huge Hugs cyber sis!!!

Cathy said...

Oh Candy, I have checked your blog so many times hoping to see your beautiful card, and here you are!!!! Such a beautiful card and it has just made my day to see it and know you are back GF :) Big Huge Hugs cyber sis!!!