Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Hello, Hello and Happy Tuesday :o)

It's time for our Inspiration Challenge on the NEW MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS CHALLENGE BLOG.

Here is the picture I chose for the DT to work with.
Oh it made me feel so much like Christmas time and I wish my home looked like that! I really liked the unusual colours and all the sparkly gold. I know it is untraditional, but I think that is why I liked it so much.

Do you know there are only 31 more sleeps till Christmas?? * giggle

It is so exciting to be on the Magnolia-licious CHALLENGE BLOG!! It is very hard to wait for two weeks to go by to show you our cards....we work ahead of time and my card has been ready for 1 1/2 months :o)

Here it is:

The images I chose from Diana's store are:
Sneaky Tilda #3060 from 'A Merry Little Christmas' Collection 2010 and the 'Christmas Tree' from Winter 2008. I can't find the tree in the store at this time - sorry. I believe if you ask for it, Diana will try very hard to get it for you :o)

I am sure when you see my card you can tell right away that I got MY inspiration from the all the pretty colours and the gold stars.

I made my card a bit bigger than my usual 5 1/2" square so that I could use my new Spellbinder Dies -Label 10. I had to use the largest size to get my images to fit inside and then I backed it with shiny thick gold card stock and cut it to mimic the shape. I was so fortunate that my friend Corrie took me to Nanaimo to Michaels. I was able to find this beautiful ribbon, which is actually transparent except for the wonderful coloured sparkly polka dots. I also found the colourful rhinestones there and used a lot of them as decorations on my tree :o) The tree top star was from my stash.

The base of my card is 'Tempting Turquoise' card stock from SU. I used a 'MS' Punch Around The Corners - Bubbles' punch set. On top of that I have a square of the shiny gold paper, then a base of white card stock. Onto the white paper I have adhered 'Bo Bunny's - Winter Joy Magic' design paper. Then 'Green Galore' SU' card stock cut in a strip with the ribbon around it.
On top of that I have raised my gold and white cut paper with my images with 3D tape. On the upper right corner I used both the small and large star punches from 'SU' and punched them out of the gold paper again and attached one 'Imaginisce' snowflake.
I am sorry that in the pictures all of the gold looks copper coloured :o( I didn't know what to do about that in my pictures.

This card opens from the bottom up.Here are some pictures of the inside:
Top -
The DP is more of the 'Bo Bunny' Collection, which has been distressed with SU 'Tempting Turquoise' Ink. I used my Spellbinders Fancy Labels to make the blue part of my sentiment area, then stamped and cut out the white piece. The sentiment is from SU a set called 'Snow Swirled'. I punched two small MS snowflakes and coated them with MS Course Glitter and also put it around my sentiment.

The bottom part of my card is quite plain with lots of room to write a greeting:
I have put the Course Glitter around the white paper here as well. The blue paper was die cut with Spellbinders 'Eyelet Squares'. It is adhered to the white card stock, but you can also see the edge of the gold paper that is on the base.

I really hope you will join us once again on the Magnolia-licious CHALLENGE BLOG.
We had a great response to our Colour Challenge and are simply thrilled that so many of you joined us :o)
The WONDERFUL DIANA CRICK has a great new gift for our Inspiration Challenge, that I am sure most of you would LOVE to own.
It is the MISTLETOE BORDER DIE! Here is a picture of it:

My Copic colours follow.

Love Candy

Stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Flesh - E000, E00, E21
Cheeks - R02
Hair & Lace - E50, E51, E53
Wood - YR21, E33, E35, E37
Tree - YG25, YG67, G21, G24
Pants - B91, B93, B95, B97
Shirt & socks - BV0000, BV00, BV01, BV02
Both ribbons - R30, R32, R35
Parcel - Y11, Y21, Y23, YR24


Sandy said...

Oh so pretty and I think I am gonna have to order this stamp! Great challenge idea Candy. And I might add a great group of talented artists! The insides of your card is pretty too!

Rene said...

How sweet and pretty and festive and delightful!!!! :D

Karen said...

so very, very pretty! : )

Chris said...

It is gorgeous, Candy! You really showcased the stamp so well! Beautiful job!

Chris Christensen

Cami said...

Very pretty "blue Christmas" card, Candy! Love the layout and the images and embellies! Hugs, Cami

Christina C. said...

This card is absolutely delightful. You did a magnificent job coloring and showcasing this cutie.

Anonymous said...

This is such a pretty card, Candy! I love the rhinestone ornaments on your tree and the shiny stars. The metallic papers bordering your image is a lovely effect! Also love how you finish off the insides of your card too! Beautiful work my friend! hugs, Angela

Myrna said...

Love how you used rhinestones for your tree ornaments! Great job on your card.

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute snowflake on the star. Candy, you did a beautiful job on coloring Tilda and those rhinestone ornaments on the tree are so fun to see :o)

Only By His Grace said...

A lovely card Candy.
Love all the colors you have used.
super coloring. Hugs Maz

scrappinpeg said...

Awe this is beautiful Candy. I love your colors and your TREE is beautiful too! Great idea for a challenge. I'll have fun playing in this challenge too! Take care and Happy Thanksgiving to you from me....

Monique said...

Your card is lovely Candy !

Hugs Monique

Lisa (mldesignworks) said...

I love the colors, Candy! The tree is great too! Lisa

Unknown said...

Hi sweetie...this is the cutest card!! I love Tilda standing in front of the tree!! And I love how you carried the inspiration theme from Tilda's clothing to the tree ornaments...to the packages...Love it!! Your coloring is GORGEOUS, Candy! Thanks for coming up with such a fab inspiration pic for us to work with!! Hugssssssss...
Pat Frank

Barb Hardeman said...

Absolutely stunning Candy! You sense of balance on this card is sensational! I can't wait to see if I can produce something worth while....

Lisette Morris said...

Gorgeous! Love the papers! So festive!

Norma said...

Candy, fabulous card. Very cute Tilda-- must put her on the list of my next order—and you’ve coloured her beautifully. Love your rhinestone ornaments for the tree. Your Nesties and border punches are fabby. I love it that you’ve also decorated the inside of your card. You’ve done such a terrific job with you card. Love it!.


Glenda Mollet said...

Awesome card, Candy. TFS!

Leslie Anne Avila said...

This is such an adorable card. I love this particular stamp and you've colored her perfectly. Keep sharing your creations!

Blessings from Georgetown,
Leslie Avila

Cathy Lee said...


Thank you for the sweet comments on my card for this challenge. I really enjoy visiting your blog.