Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! A new Magnolia-licious challenge for the month of January!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! I hope you had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year, and wish you all wonderful blessings for the year 2010! Can you believe it's 2010 already? WOW! Since it's January 1st, it's time for a new challenge from the Magnolia-licious Design Team, and this month, it's my turn to pick the challenge. I chose an awesome card designed by the amazingly talented Claudia Rosa that she created for Papertake Weekly. It's called a frame card and if you love dimension, you are gonna LOVE this card!!!! Click HERE for the tutorial on how to make it.

I used stamps from the new winter club kit. Watch Magnolia-licious as Diana will have them up for preorder as soon as she gets the info from Magnolia. And believe me, you are going to want these stamps!! When you visit Magnolia-licious, be sure and join the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group to get special discounts and goodies. Diana is offering a whopping 10% off the Magnolia stamps for the month of January with a special code you get by joining the Yahoo group!! How cool is that??!!

I used three stamps from the club kit for this one. I used the hanging Tilda, the ribbon she's hanging from, and the heart. I turned the hearts into conversation hearts by printing on them and love how they turned out! They're all colored with Copic markers and cut out. I made my frame pretty deep, a full 1/2". The conversation heart inside the frame on the front is double popped up behind the hanging Tilda. I loved the depth cause it made Tilda really hang in the frame. The DP is Basic Grey and cardstock is Bazzill. I used a Martha Stewart border punch and scored it and glued it with Scor Tape to the inside of the frame. I also used a Martha Stewart heart punch to hide the seams of the punched borders. The flat backed pearls are by Kaiser.
After I colored her, I took my blender and went up the front of her pants from the highlight in her socks. I'm no so sure I like the effect from that. What do you think??
I rearranged the directions a little so I could get that depth. I cut my piece of paper at 5 1/2" x 11 1/2", then scored it at 5 1/2" from each end. So you end up with a 1/2" spine for your card. If you do this, be sure and reinforce your spine with some cardstock so your card is nice and sturdy. You can see how I did mine by looking at the inside of the card.
Please be sure and join us over at Magnolia-licious Highlites to get all the details of the challenge and to join in with the fun! Thank you so much for popping by to see me today, and I hope to see you back again soon! I wish a safe, happy, and healthy New Year to you and yours. And I also wish to thank you for a truly wonderful year! I gain so much inspiration from all of you, and appreciate the fabulous friendships I have forged over the previous years. I am truly blessed. HUGS!!!

53 comments :

Mandy said...

Wow hun your card is gorgeous, love the design and your choice of papers and image. Your colouring is beautiful I like the effect of the light with the blended pen.
Happy New Year hunny, hope it's a fab one for you
hugs Mandy xx

Rose Petal said...

Hi there. What a fabulous, colourful card. Great design and the image is lovely.
May I wish you a very Happy and Peaceful New Year.
Happy Crafting too.
Love Sandra xx

Candy said...

Happy New Year, Sharon!
Happy to hear you are enjoying and relaxing as well as creating on this special week off :o)
I am in LOVE with your card!! It is perfect in every way. Full of Cupid Love - colourful - coloured perfectly ( the pants are great ) and LOVE THE IMAGES!!!!
Big Hugs, Candy

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow dear this is fabulous what great image and colours just perfect
Happy 2010
Hugs Jacqui x

KymKreates said...

Sharon,

She is Maggienificent!!!!!! I never saw this image before. I guess I will put her on my wish list!!!! The colors and imagination you use in your art is stunning!!!!
KymKreates

Lillian said...

What an eye-popping card, Sharon!
Wow, just love everything about it -- color, layout, papers, image - cute, cute, cute. Nice to look forward to valentine's now, instead of cold, dreary winter!
Hugs, Lillian

MarieL said...

Very nice card Sharon. Love all the different elements and using the blender pen on the pants looks great.
Happy New Year, Sharon

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Happy New Year Sharon ! Your card is just to die for I love everything about it, your coloring as always, the papers and most of all the love you put in them....I am off to check out the challenge !
Hugs

CelticWoman said...

Done as only Sharon can do it, this is imaginative, and oh the colors, just stunning. Happy New Year Dear Friend. Hugs

Crayola58 said...

Perfect perfect perfect. A true Sharon card.
Happy New Year, my friend.
Carole

Robin said...

WOW!!! What an incredible card. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

Jacque said...

Sharon, what a happy card!!!!! It is just precious!!! Your have used such wonderful papers and that setting is just priceless!!!! I certainly admire your ability to color with RED...beautiful job!!!! Hugs..Jacque

"Um Buggin" said...

Oh Sharon! What a super fabulous card my friend. You have it going on with the Tildas, as only you can do. It is to die for, and it has that Sharon touch to it. Love it! Happy New Year to you and yours.

Hugz, xx

~L~

Regina Easter said...

good grief girl this is precious and the quote ....LOVE IT

Sue from Oregon said...

oh goodness..I love the way she is hanging from the ribbon..Fun fun fun card!

Angelwood said...

Oh wow! I really love how you made this frame card! Beautiful Valentine's day colors and Tilda is colored amazingly. Love the sentiments you've written on your hearts - too sweet. I have to give this a try. hugs, Angela

Christina C. said...

Stunning card!!! Wonderful details and sentiment! Hugs, Christina

Tracey said...

This is just fabulous Sharon! I love the colours and the sentiment is too cute!! Youa re awesome, my dear!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!! xx

Pam S. said...

Hi Sharon - wow, this really packs a valentine wish! Reminds me of the candy hearts package! Your Tilda is cute as can be and I love this frame idea! The sentiment is PERFECT! Just like something you'd read on a schoolhouse Valentine! love it! tfs!
Pam Going Postal

Kelly Schelske said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Happy New Year!

Peggie said...

Super adorable.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Wowie Sharon.......I love this hanging Tilda card. Love the border punch you chose & the frame. Such a sweet Tilda. And yes.....I love what you did with the Colorless Blender up her pant legs........very nice effect.
Have a wonderful New Year filled with hope & promise & all good things.
Huggies my friend ~
Sharron

Cami said...

Oh Sharon, I just love your card with Tilda "hangin'" there and your sentiment is so funny and cute! Love the DPs you used and of course, your beautiful coloring! Happy New Year! Hugs, Cami

LINDA said...

Hi Sharon,Your card is fantastic i love this hanging Tilda.Your colors are great.I am one of the ones that are learing form you.
Thank You
Linda W.

Patti.Jo said...

Won't leave you hangin'! Your card is terrific!!! Love the whole layout and yes, the blender on the pants worked beautifully! Another fabulous creation Sharon. Will check out the challenge, thank you!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow sharon! this is absolutely beautiful!! and definitely inspirational! I'll have to check out the challenge. :) Happy New Year's to you!!

Claudia Rosa said...

Hun your card is most adorable!
honestly i have seen your card in the DT section and i have ordered because or your card more Bittersweet paper.
the coloring of tilda is super beautiful
thanks sweetie for mentioning my tutorial!

happy new year and hope the salt and limes were good last night lol

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh Sharon, this is just adorable hun!! I love your beautiful layout with the hearts! :) Happy New year!! HUGS

Deb said...

Sharon, this card is adorable!! I have been meaning to try this tutorial, and think I will give it a try. Love the colors!

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Jaspere said...

Wow! This is gorgeous..the colors, your coloring.....

Patricia Garcia said...

Wow super cute card Sharon. Love the pretty pink and reds, the hearts are adorable too and the sentiment is too funny!

Hugs,
Patricia

Ladybug said...

Happy New Year, Sharon! Beautiful card, as per usual. ;-) TFS!

Norma said...

Sharon, fabulous card. Beautiful colouring job as always--first class. Thanks for choosing this frame card as a challenge. I think I will give this a try. Haven't done one, but always willing to learn something new.
Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2010 be a creatively productive year.

Hugs.
Norma

Nancy said...

what a darling card Sharon. I have always admired your coloing and hope someday I can color like you. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year girl!!!! Hugs

Wishcraft said...

Oh wow what a beautiful card! You have a fabulous blog :o) Lisa x

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous creation Sharon. Love the colors and choice of images you picked for this frame card. Very sweet! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Cabio

Nancy said...

Happy New Year Sharon! I love your card and your coloring is fabulous as always! I have never made one of this cards so it will diffently be a challenge for me but I am going to give it a try. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Hugs,
Nancy

Myrna said...

Sharon this card is amazing! Just beautiful!

Donna said...

Stunning card Sharon, such a beautiful theme and gorgeous papers :) Donna x

Lana said...

Happy New Year Sharon my friend and hope you have had a wonderful Christmas!
Gorgeous card
Hugs
Lana x

DonnaMundinger said...

Happy New Year Sharon! OMG, what a fabulous card! You know me and dimension so you KNOW how much I LOVE this! Gorgeous design and the coloring is unbelievable! Love, love, love it! xxD

Stampin Mindy said...

This is so cute, love the frame you made with the border punch!

Heidi Walczak said...

Adorable as always, I can't wait to try out card too...always up for a challenge!

Angela said...

Your card is so pretty!! Waht a great Valentines card!! I love your layout, paper choice and you beautiful coloring!!
Hugs,
Angela

Christine Riley said...

Stunning card! Love the colors, what a great Valentine's card :)
Hugs, Christine

nutka1911 said...

It is so beauty...
Hugs, Anna :*

Kelly said...

OMG...this is one of the cutest cards! Love the colors. Hope you had a great New Year! It has been a pleasure getting to know you. I really enjoy visiting your blog and I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the year to come.

Creative Momma said...

OMG...I am just catching up with view ing the cards you have posted this last week...I missed out a lot...This card is just wondeful...I love the colors. the paper and the "dont leave me hanging" too cute

Eulanda said...

I LOVE this card and it has inspired me to join the challenge you have placed. OH and I'm so happy I finally got my winter kit!! Yay!!

DeeDee said...

Oh WOW! This is awesome! I love the cards finished from front to back....this one is BEAUTIFUL girlie! Such a cute little Tilda too! GREATNESS! HUGS!

Loz (Aus) said...

Wow! I am so in love with this card!! Absolutely divine!

andrealee said...

Love your website and your cards. They are so adorable. Pick me!!!