Monday, March 15, 2010

Magnolia-licious Blog Hop and acetate challenge, plus a little candy

Good morning and happy Monday! It's time for our monthly blog hop and challenge from Magnolia-licious! This month, we've made a spring/Easter project using acetate! If' you've made your way here from the awesomely talented Becca, then you're in the right place! But if you just happened upon the hop, then you might want to hop over to the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog to see all the details and start at the beginning.

I don't know about all of you, but I have a definite love/hate relationship with acetate. I truly love the look you can get with it, but once I start gluing, I always tend to make a mess of things. All I can say is thank goodness for Un-du!! I knew I wanted to have a window to the inside of the card, so I started out by making my card with a small spine. Since cardstock is only 12", I knew I couldn't make my standard 6" card with a spine (and still have a square card anyway). So I went with a 5 1/2" card this time. I cut my base at 5 1/2" x 11 1/4". Then scored it at 5 1/2" and 5 3/4". I made my card front with my cardstock and DP, and then cut out the circle with a round nestie. I then made the scalloped frame with the nesties, too. I decided we would be looking through to Tilda's little flower garden.

I used the following Magnolia stamps on my card..... Bee Tilda from the Raising the Ceiling Collection, Wilma with Rose, and the tree, (sorry - being true to my tradition, these are not in stock. Please just conact Diana if you are interested), and #427 Lazy Summer Flowers. For this card, I didn't want Wilma to have the rose in her mouth, so I just trimmed it off when I cut her out. I think the ability to do this makes the stamps so much more versatile! The stamps are all colored with Copic markers and cut out. I used the air brush system for the sky, and a Copic Multiliner for the grass line.

I wanted a full scene through the window, yet I also wanted a panel for being able to put a sentiment and sign the card. So I figured I would just make like a little book out of it. So instead of just cutting my sentiment mat as a square, I cut it out twice as long and scored it in half length wise. I had a little trouble having it stay closed if I set the card up for display. So I attached a piece of velcro to the inside where the sentiment mat goes. Then I was afraid that nobody would know there was an area for a signature, so I resolved that by making a small "lift" tab and attached it to the garden page. Here's a picture of the sentiment mat.

Now it's time for the fun stuff! When the new Pirates/Bridal/Prom/Magic stamps came out, I grabbed an extra #248 Jolly Roger Tilda especially for this blog hop! If you'd like to win her, just leave a comment under this post by midnight Pacific time on March 20th. I will randomly choose a winner and post on March 21st. Now it's time to pop over visit our talented guest designer,Angie, and see what awesomeness she's cooked up for you! Thanks so much for joining us in the hop today and hope to see you back again tomorrow for a new Papertake Weekly challenge! Hugs! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win this stamp!


107 comments :

Lisel said...

What a clever idea to make a little book. So cute! Love the window looking into the garden. Wish my garden looked like that about now.

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Sharon, what a sweet little book!! I love all the details inside and out!!

Nancy said...

Oh Sharon your card is totally awesome! What a great idea to make your card like a book! Love the scene that you have created and as always your coloring is fabulous!
Thanks for a chance to win this adorable Tilda.
Hugs,
Nancy

Carin said...

Love your card and the idea of the little book! Thanks for the chance to win the little pirate!
Bye,
Carin

Maryann said...

WAUW your card is really awesome, and I love the idea, how you made it like a little book, and the result is fabulous. I just love the project all the way. Thanks soo much for the chance to win this little cutie here.
Biig hugs Maryann

Stephanie said...

What a great card, and the hidden sentiment mat is totally cool!! Hugs, Stephanie

Debra James said...

This is Brilliant, you never cease to amaze me with your fabulous idea and creativeness. This little book idea is wonderful Sharon , love the scene behing the window cut-out. This card tells a story, Love it, hugs xxxxx

Leonie said...

O wowsers!! I love the whole 'spring' theme you have created!! Awesome job and Wilma looks just as cute without her rose!
Hugs
Leonie

Kate said...

Great card! I think the pirate themed Magnolia's are going to be incredibly popular and I would love to win one. ** Kate **

Loz (Aus) said...

Sharon this is fabulous!! Love the scene you've created with the acetate window... super cute!!

Esther said...

Woww,this is gorgeous.
Great done.

Hugs Esther

Cheryl said...

Amazing card, Sharon! Love how you used your acetate to make a little window! And you always manage to get those "extra" stamps in! This is just stunning!

Kelly said...

Oh...I love the bee Tilda, she is adorable. Love all the embellishment, especially the butterflys!

angel4031 said...

WOW What a gorgeous scene!!! I love it xx

Lilian said...

Super cute card and love all the details! I love love love the Honey Tilda you used... I really should buy her now!

Only by His Grace said...

wow! Sharon. This is so well thought out. I love how you have Tilda outside the oval window with the beautiful garden inside. wilma looks so cute in the grden.
Hugs Marion

Danka said...

She is adorable, lovely card !!!

Bonne journée !

Sheri said...

Ahoy Matey! I love the little pirate. Your card is adorable! Love Wilma out there as well. I only wish things were blooming around here - even popping up out of the ground would be good!

Handmade by Vivi said...

WOW, that is stunning!!
xxx
Vivi

josie said...

What an awesome card.

Donna said...

You did a marvelous job with the acetate but I so agree about the love/hate relationship. Your card is stunning! Thanks for the chance to win the Pirate Tilda. She is a cutie!

Jodie from Oz said...

Sharon, Fabulous card, I love the combo of images, they are adorable with the window, giving that look of dimension. The colours and your colouring amazing. Your little book idea is wonderful. I love love love your Spring Card with the pretty papers and your gorgeous flowers and silk ribbon. Have a wonderful week. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Margie said...

OMG, Sharon! I can't believe all the images you used on here! That would have taken me a month to color (and that's only if I didn't mess up!). Love the rich, bold colors and the little card-book idea looks fantastic!

Marcia Wilson said...

What a wonderful card! I absolutely love the window idea with the garden inside. I'm not really a fan of acetate, but I think I need to give this a try.

Dragonlady said...

Well done Sharon your window has worked perfectly.

Hugs Ali x

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! this is so amazing!! Stunning work lady!!

Jeannie Phillips said...

OMGosh...this card is just amazing...amazing... AMAZING...I love everythiing about it!!!..everything... love how the girls is sitting in the circle and ou see the background... this card is out of this world Sharon...it took my breat away!!!... just amazing!
Hugs
Jeannie

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous card Sharon ! Love the background, it gives so much depth and interest ! Love the charm too and the flowers ! Just fab ! Smiles from Catherine

Nancy said...

Sharon Sharon Sharon...it's my turn to pick my jaw up off the floor...this is one AMAZING card..well it's more than a card, it's a piece of art...you really out did yourself and went above and beyond with this...I am soo going to lift this one day....it's just amazing...beautiful and extremely creative use of your embellies and acetate...you go girl!!!!!!!!!!! HUGS!!!!!

CelticWoman said...

stunning job with Tilda and acrylic. Hugs

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Sharon,
Your card is fantastic and you sure do a whole lot better with acetate than I do.

It's been fun seeing all of your wonderful creations and being part of this fun Blog Hop!

Happy Crafting,
Lisa

Peggie said...

Oh my goodness. What a treasure of a card you have created. Love all the fabulous details you used.

raindropecho said...

Oh my goodness - just look at that scene! This is an absolute beauty!
- Ann

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Holy cow what a cute card ! I love it you did a great job and glad to see the acetate did not get the best of you LOL ! This is just the cutest scene and love how you did the panel so you can even write something without being on the design....you rock girfiend !
Thanks for the chance to win the new little cutie
Hugs

Shelley said...

I love this idea, you have done a great h=job with this project. Love the bright sunny colours and great Tilda image. hugs Shelley

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just fabulous, Sharon! A book was such a clever idea and you've an excellent job! Your coloring and all your embellishments are perfectly delightful. And who wouldn't want to win that darling pirate Tilda! Too cute...hugs...Barb

Maureen said...

Wow, what a fab idea; love the pull tab to reveal the sentiment page! The whole card is amazing, as usual Sharon!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG Sharon! What a precious scene! I LOVE when you do those! Fabulous the different pages to this wonderful card! Really gorgeous! xxD

Creativity with Dawn said...

This card is wonderful. I love the window and the picture behind it. What a wonderful idea!!

Lynn's Magnolia Haven said...

This is a great card, I tell ya I stop at every blog and learn something new.
Cant wait to get started on one
Thanks for sharing and the stamps are so cute

Kathy234Jane said...

You did an excellent job in explaining your process both in thinking and designing. I may have to case this card. You did a beautiful job.

Thanks for sharing,
Kathy Williams

LINDA said...

OMGoodness what a CARD it is sooo beautiful I need to try and make this one your coloring is great. Thank You for a chance to win such a nice stamp
Linda W.

Michelle said...

What a great idea - I see a CASE coming up :) And the pirate image - tdf.... Thanks for sharing and the great chance to win!

hikers said...

Love the scene you've created. Just awesome. Myrna

Robin said...

Wow...this is an amazing card!! So many incredible things to look at. What a clever way to use the acetate and still be able to write in the card. Thanks!

Glenda said...

What an awesome card and a super idea!! Can't wait to create one of my own. Thanks Sharon.

Angelwood said...

Sharon, this is wonderful! Love the bright spring colors - so cheerful. Love how you used the acetate in your card. Fantastic idea! hugs, Angela

Renkata said...

So gorgeous and happy card. Love it.

Stampin Mindy said...

AWE!!! I just love this scene you have created. It's so darling, and so springy! Your beautiful coloring and details are just fabulous! Hugs to you!

Diana Crick said...

What a fun card and how clever to make it two panels, I LOVE it. Cute, cute butterflies!!
hugs, Diana

Eulanda said...

OMG SHARON! I LOVE this!! Also like the extra space you made for writing. Oooh all your coloring is just gorgeous!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super sweet card Sharon! Love the fun scene you created on the inside too. Beautiful! :)

Sheng said...

You did such a fantastic job!! I love every piece of it.

Julye said...

Beautiful card and so clever too thanks for sharing and would so love to win that yummy candy Julye

RubyM:) said...

But ofcoarse only Mrs.Sharon would come up with this fantastic idea lol!Geez what a clever idea.Ok hun but i think i'm gonna have to give it a try if that's ok with you?!!LOL! you did an AMAZING job from the front to the back.I just love your scenery and the coloring is perfect.Thank you for the chance to win this little girl.I didn't order this one, so now i'm even gonna cross my eyes hoping to win lol!((HUGS))RubyM:)♥

cabio's craft corner said...

Love this cute Bee. Sharon, that is such an adorable design. Love the acetate and the fun scene!! Fabulous card :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Rhonda said...

Sharon, You are always so generous. I would love the opportunity to win the pirate. Love your card.

Rosie said...

Beautiful card! I loved how you created a full scene behind the acetate. I'm still new to these stamps and love how you can create an entire scene to set the mood. Fabulous job and I hope I win that candy!! Rosemary :)

Cissy said...

I just love all your creations Sharon. This is so cute & I love the colors & everything!

~Cissy

Arianne said...

What a colorfull card!
Love the dog looking through the window.

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a delicious Card! I hear you on the acetate! ugh......can be a pain sometimes!

have a great day,

Vicki

leenda said...

WOW! This is one creative masterpiece! Love it!

megline said...

Beautiful card. What a nice project.
Hugs, Line

Judy said...

Your card is fantastic! I love the coloring, butterflies and other embellishments. I love the way you have several pages and the window. Thanks for sharing and for a chance for some great sweet candy.

Shirley N said...

Sharon your card book is fantastic, I love the scene you've created. So much love went into this with all the details. Thanks for the chance to win your candy too!

mycardz said...

Wowzers Sharon! What an amazing creation. I love it. You really are so clever, would love to spend a day stamping with ya! :) I love this Tilda and you've definitely inspired me to ink her up! Awesome card, as always. hugz, Mary

Suzan L said...

Sharon, your card is so darling!! It brought such a big smile to my face when I saw it!! Little Bee Tilda looks so cute on the outside along with all the wonderful flowers and butterflies. And, Wilma looks so sweet on the inside with the Spring scene that you have wonderfully created!! I just love it!!
Hugs, Suzan

Carol Meadows said...

I love to check your messages and see all the work displays you have done. You put so many good ideas and wonderful work of art. Thanks for sharing! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

Jacki Randolph said...

Aorable card book, how cute is this. TDF fabulous!

HazelQ said...

Lovely card Sharon! Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs
Hazel

Sarah said...

What a great idea to make a book card - I think this is another one to try - Tilda is just so cute just sitting there.
How you all have time to do such a good job on your cards and everything else is amazing - Sarah x

Diane said...

Sharon,
Love your work as usual it is beautiful!

Jeri said...

Oh my, Sharon, this is just fantabulous. What a ton of detail you put into this card. It must have taken you hours and hours. I gotta get my name in for the chance to win that Tilda, as you see, I still don't have any Tilda stamps. Now if I was independently wealthy...I'd be all set. But alas, I'm not.

Pam said...

Girl this card had to take forever. It shows you put so much work into it. It is to die for! I love the window into Maggie land. Just gorgeous! You did it again!
Hugs,
Pam

April Rose said...

What a beautiful little book--so clever and cute! I love all the fun details.
Hugs,
April

Tracey said...

Another absolute stunner from you darlin! This is a beautiful card!! xx

Kerry D-C said...

Sharon, this is a masterpiece! So AWESOME!! You are the queen of making scenes!

Scrappychick said...

You have created such a cute scene and the window is such a perfect use of acetate! Love it :)

Juliep said...

All I can think to say is wow! You're work is truly amazing. Love the acetate window with the scene on the inside and how you altered Wilma to fit your needs.

craftycj2 said...

Wow Sharon this is absolutely breath taking. I love the bee and the card book. The colors are just simply delicious and vibrant. When I was talking to you the other night I had no idea just how creative you were being. It is wonderful. Thank you for giving me the chance to win the pirate girl. I simply am in love with her. Thanks so much Clara Jean

LorraineB said...

Love your creations! I don't have any of these stamps but doing the Blog Hop and seeing all the cute cards has made me want to get some.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a darling, colorful card Sharon! Tilda looks so cute perched in the opening. Great job coming up with the book idea (aren't you just the Miss Smarty Pants....lol). Love those cute little butterflies too.
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

acpriess said...

What a detailed card. I love how you made such an intricate scene inside the card yet still have a place to write on. Beautiful.

Corbett Creations said...

Oh My Goodness this is a truly inspiring and beautiful card, i have often wondered what to do with a window card so that you couldn't see the message through the window and this is perfect. Thank you for a wonderful idea and the opportunity to WIN a little maggie xx

Peggy said...

Very colorful and sweet. God bless!
Peggy Allen

Tina said...

What a cute little book, love it! Thank you for the chance to win this adorable stamp!

Candy said...

Oh Sharon!
I couldn't help but smile when I read your trials with the acetate and size of card to make etc. Sounds like me!!
Love your card - what a great idea the way you made it. Such a cute scene and the added page for the signing!! Great scene as always using so many images on one card. Simply delightful :o)
Hugs, Candy

Claudean said...

love your card and all the details. great job. Would love to win this stamp.

PeggyLovesVintage said...

Wow! What a card and such detail. Super Duper job! Absolutely love it!

JanetP said...

This is my first visit to your blog but I can that I will be spending lots of time here! I love this "Magnolia" card! Thanks for sharing!

Anja's weblog said...

You did a great job with this card/little book. I love these cards. Beautiful:))
And thanks for the chance to win this candy.
Have a nice day,

Hugs
Anja

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Hallo,Sharon ich bin das erste mal auf deinem Blog, und bin sowas von begeistert. Du zeigst so wundervolle Sachen, die sind allesamt nur traumhaftschön!
Ein ganz dickes Kompliment!
Werde mich gleich einmal als Verfolger eintragen.

Leider ist mein Englisch nicht so gut, ich hoffe du verstehst auch Deutsch.

Ich bin ein großer Fan von Magnolia.

Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag,einen lieben Gruß von Andrea aus Deutschland.

Wilfreda said...

WOW! This is really adorable.

shutterbuggin said...

That card is too cute! Love how you made a book out of it. I would love to win the stamp. I don't have any but drool over them all the time.

Yo Glenn said...

Love your Tilda/garden card and the cute way you put it together. Also, figuring out a way to add a place for the sentiment/signature was so clever. Thanks for a chance at the adorable Jolly Roger Tilda!

Linda S. said...

Sharon, Your card is delightful, and thank you for telling us exactly how you made it into a "book". Very clever. I need to stop by your blog more often, looks like I've missed too much of your fantastic work.
Linda S. in NE

Pam S. said...

SWEET Sharon! love your Tilda - I gotta get mine Inky...oh, I can't believe you work full time and get all this stuff done! It really makes me look bad! lol And then you have to go and do the inside too! Love that tree w/the doggy! awesome!
Pam Going Postal

Julie said...

Sharon - I love your Bee Tilda. So cute!

Angel said...

Wow Love your Card! So Creative!

Gwen said...

I love this card. You are always so creative. I look at your blog all the time and it is so refreshing. Thanks for sharing with us.

Patti.Jo said...

Just so cute to have Tilda on the circle and being able to see through the window then open to see such an adorable scene and then be able to another part for a verse or note! Very clever and I love it!!! Fantastic work Sharon!

jude said...

Gorjuss card love the layout and the colouring is fab!Thanks for sharing
hugs jude:)

Monique said...

What a lovely card Sharon !! I may have to scraplift your idea some day. It's so clever :)).

Hugs Monique

tanja said...

Wow Love your Card! So Crea
by tanja

Carolyn said...

This card is amazing, I'm trying the acetate for sure. Such amazing attention to detail.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Alisha said...

Wow! There is so much detail in this card. It is adorable!

Vicky said...

Oh I can't bear to look....I keep holding back for the NEC show to get my hand's on these new Magnolia's...
It pain's me to sit here looking at your super, uber talented effort!!!!lol

Love your creation...so full of detail and such beautiful color's...

I am off to sulk now...lol
x
Vicky