Monday, April 19, 2010

First Annual Magnolia Archery Contest - A Magnolia-licious blog hop

Welcome to the April Magnolia-licious blog hop! This month's theme for our blog hop was to use the adorable stamp, #375 Right Through My Heart from Magnolia-licious! Diana has her on sale right now for $7.35, which is 30% off the regular price! She is also running a contest for projects where you use this cutie! Submit your creation directly to Diana at magnolia.us@shaw.ca . A random draw will determine the winner of two Magnolia stamps!! On top of that, the best entry will be the winner of the GRAND PRIZE which is secret right now, but I guarnatee it will be FABULOUS!!

So on to the blog hop. If you've arrived here from the fabulously talented Angie, then you're in the right spot. If not, you might want to go back and to the beginning at Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog. Our resident storyteller, Monica, came up with the cutest story for this blog hop. So I used her story as inspiration for my project. I have been wanting to build a stair step card for soooo long, and this is my first attempt. I will admit I had some serious challenges with this one. There was just so many skinny cuts on these images. In fact, I just noticed that somewhere during the construction of this card, I lost the tip of the arrow that Edwin is holding in his hands. :( But I still had a blast making it, and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I used a grand total of SEVEN stamps in this project! They include: #375 Right Through My Heart, #166 Sherwood Edwin, #210 Tulle Skirt Tilda (please ask Diana), I don't see the other Tilda with the bow and arrow in stock right now. Please email Diana if you're interested, #428 Tree with carved heart, #519 New Bench, and finally #606 Sign with Birds.

All stamps were colored with Copic markers and cut out for placement on the card. This was a really fun thing to make! I ran the sign through my printer to get the words on it. This has LOTS of dimension with I absolutely love.



Now for the fun! I'm giving away some goodies!! If you would like to win an assortment of surprise goodies, please leave a comment on this post no later than midnight Pacific time on Saturday April 24th . I will randomly select a winner on Sunday, April 25th. When you're all done here, please hop over to one of our amazing guest designers, Mindy, to see what she's created for you viewing pleasure. There's not a doubt in my mind you'll love it! Thanks for joining us for our hop today! Hope to see you again soon!

96 comments :

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh my goodness, Sharon, this is totally gorgeous. How fun to set all these images together and they all look fabulous in a group :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Suzette said...

You have been a busy bee this is absolutely fantastic. They all work together well done.

Suzette x

Nancy said...

Oh Sharon your card is totally awesome! What a clever idea and your coloring is so beautiful as it always is! You did a fabulous job cutting out all of those images! I love your project awesome job! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies.
Hugs,
Nancy

Cheryl said...

Oh, Sharon, your scene with your archery contestants is just wonderful! Beautiful coloring and so much to look at!
Love this!

Aussie Loz said...

Wow Sharon!! This is gorgeous... such a pleaure to visit your blog and see such gorgeous creations! Love your colouring xx

Tracey said...

This is incredible SHaron!! I love this archery scene you have created! Another amazing creation darlin!! xx

debbies said...

WOW! Great combination of images!

Faye Webb said...

Awesome work and card. Cute idea.
Faye Webb

Kelly said...

OMG OMG OMG this is FABULOUS Sharon! Everything about it is perfect! What an amazing combination of images, they go together so well. You are so creative!

Chrisd said...

What a lovely day for a archery match and wow you did it proud! So many people and colored so effortlessness. Wow...just love the stairstep card.Thanks for the chance at some treats.

Margie said...

Move over Cupid, there's a new girl in town! Holy Smokes, Sharon! What a fabulous display! Brilliant colors and the coloring is superb, as always!

Sheri said...

I felt like I was at the fair! Love the scene you have created. Oh for your talent. Maybe in my next life. You could check out my blog and give me some help if you have time :)

Donna said...

Great job on your very first stair step card. Love the Tildas and Edwin. They look great. Thanks for the wonderful eye candy!

papersunshine said...

Oh my goodness this is so delightful! How smart of you to put these all together and wow, all that beautiful coloring! Love it :)
hugs,
Lori K.

Anne H. said...

Wow - your card is gorgeous!
So many lovely images and I love your folding.
Anne :)

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh this is so cute!! Love the scene with all the cuties! Your coloring of each of them is gorgeous.

Tammy said...

This is just the best card.....love the magnolia bunch! You did awesome using them all on this one! I have never done a card like this before but now I think I will have to try. I am new to the Magnolia's but they are just toooooo cute! Great idea.
New follower as well.
smiles...Tammy

Vicky said...

Beautiful card this is really precious.
Vicky

Angie said...

Sharon!!! This is absolutely adorable! The whole gang is there! What a great idea and excellent execution.

Peggie said...

What a fabulous idea using all the archery folk. This scene is fantabulous.

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just downright fabulous, Sharri! Each image is beautiuflly colored and the fabulous scene you created with the backgrounds and stairstep card is wonderful. Beautiful work...hugs...barb

shelly said...

This is awesome. I love how you created a scene, so creative.

Jennifer said...

I just adore your card!!! It is so creative and fascinating...Love all the colors. Nice Job!!! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

laurie said...

Love all the Magnolias in one place, makes a great impression. Your coloring is wonderful and the idea is creative.

Norma said...

OMG, Sharon, this just blew me away. Totally awesome. Love love love the scene you've created. It's perfect! Confess! How long did it take you to do this?

Hugs.
Norma

Claudean said...

I love your scene and your stair step card. great coloring. You did a "AWESOME" job.

Emily T said...

Love all the detail and little extras you put into this card. The highlights on their cheeks makes them shine and the beautiful colours you chose are simply gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing!!! :o)

MarieL said...

This is absolutely fabulous, Sharon. All those bright colors and all the Tilda's and Edwin look magnificent. Well done, excellent job.

FitterTwit said...

What an adorable scene! I love this!

Linda Palmer said...

Wow!!! Fabulous card. The scene if such a great idea and the four Maggies are awesom. Your coloring is wonderful and I love everything about all of it. Visiting your blog inspires me.

Anary said...

WOW what a cute crowd! Love the project!
Great work!!
Anary

Maureen said...

Oh Sharon, how awesome! What a great idea; love the scene you have created!!!

Way too cute!

Santaread said...

love the card being dimensional.

megline said...

This is just gorgeous. Your card is amazing and very beautiful. It takes a lot of patience to do it.
Hugs, Line

Pam S. said...

Fabulous Sharon!!!! over the top creative! LOVE it!
Pam Going Postal

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Great job on your stair step card. Love all of your detail and all the stamps you used , the theme is adorable.
Hugs

Lisa A said...

Sharon what a gorgeous scene you created!! I love all the details!

hugs,
Lisa A

*SHeRRy B* said...

WOW! I love this!

Jessica said...

Oh My Goodness! What an amazing card! I just love how you incorporated all those Tilda's and Edwin with their bows and arrows. How cute! Way to think outside the box! Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous card!

Jessica Hammond

shutterbuggin said...

Oh my goodness this is just fabulous! What a lot of work but so worth it. You did a fab job

Karen W said...

Amazing! What a wonderful job you have done!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is awesome....I love your details....your coloring is prefect.....I just love this....thank you for sharing.....
gw0109@gmail.com

A Cards Delight said...

This is amazing!! I love the whole concept and you had to be very busy~ Great, wonderful Idea!

Rosie said...

AWESOME card Sharon! I love all the characters...especially Sherwood Edwin (I've got to have him!). You did a fabulous job! Rosemary :)

Stampin Mindy said...

AWE! Sharon I just love this! it's amazing! Such a cute scene. I just love that Hobin Hood Stamp. Too cute!!! Hugs!

CraftyC said...

Wow Sharon, what a stunner this is. All those scrummy magnolia's together. Love it!
Clairexx

Kim said...

Sharon what a GREAT step card! I absolutely LOVE it!!! And all your Maggies are adorable!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Suzan L said...

Oh Sharon, Your card is so darling!! The scene that you created really brought a big smile to my face...what a wonderful, creative idea!! I just love it!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Janette said...

such a fabulous project you have made! Thanks also for the chance to win your blog candy

Carolyn said...

Wow Sharon, so much work, but such a beautiful finish. I love all the details.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Suzanne J Dean said...

Hee Hee Sharon--this is just fabulous and so clever! Love it all and I know it was a lot of work to do, but so worth it!

hugz,
Suzanne

Marley said...

Wow you made a pretty scene here!! Really amazing.. xx Marley

Sarah said...

What a "gang" to be in .... love the dimension - it's so vibrant - your eye keeps catching different parts of the card - what a first attempt - 10/10 Sarah x

Robin said...

Oh my gosh...this is too cute!!! And probably a ton of work!!! The Edwins and Tildas are coloring so beautifully. I do image the cutting took a long time. Thanks for sharing your talent!!!

Pat said...

Hi Sharon...how fab is this card?! I love the scene you created...it's just precious! Your coloring is just stunning! Pat Frank (VA)

Pam said...

Sharon if this card was in a contest you would have my vote! It is the best card ever! Such amazing artistic skills. Such detail! It's a beauty that is for sure. You rock girlfriend!
Hugs,
Pam L.

Paula said...

I love the way you've used different images doing different things. Interesting idea with the step card too, love the tree.
Thanks for chance of some candy.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Sue from Oregon said...

outstanding 3D card! such vibrant colors!

PJ said...

Hi Sharon, You nailed the theme very well. I enjoyed very much looking at your blog. Your work is very good! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Your stairstep card was adorable with the cast of cute kiddies!
carol b.

Juliep said...

This card is just absolutely adorable. Love the stair card (I've been wanting to try that for a while, just haven't gotten up the courage) and those Tilda's are just too cute. Love how you made a theme card. Great idea.

Juliep said...

Wow, that's all I can think to say on this card. The coloring is truly amazing and the design of this is perfect. Love how you used the MS border punch. Gorgeous card.

Debra James said...

OMG.... WOW... STUNNING and this is Drop Dead Amazing. Im a sucker for scene cards and this one is brilliant. What can I say that has not already been said except you are and have always been my inspiration, Hugs xxxx

monica said...

Sharon, I love your scene it is great!! Very creative and the coloring is wonderful. Super Job
Hugs Monica M

Candy said...

What can I say except this is TOTALLY AWESOME and certainly should be the cover of the new story!!!
Great work Sharon!
Love, Candy

Lisette Morris said...

WOW!! You truly created a scene and work of art. I love the layout its awesome and your coloring is fabulous!

Magical Land said...

Oh my... this is a lovely card. It's gorgeous. Thanks for the chance for winning the candy :)

Hugs,
Noreen

Patricia Garcia said...

CHIKA,CHIKA this is absolutely amazing, love how you combined the images! Looks stunning! Love your creations!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Heidi Hihn said...

Great job mixing your images..the scene you created is wonderful!

Mari Harpham said...

You did a great job. I love the archery contest theme.

RubyM:) said...

NO FREAKIN WAY!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE MY MENTOR!!!! NO FRAKIN WAY!!! OUT OF THE BALLPARK!!!You used the perfect images for your scene and colored so cute. LOL! Geez hands up HARD HIVE FIVE SUGAR!! What a cool scene the best out there((HUGS))RubyM:)

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my gosh Sharon, this is fabulous, I love every single detail!!

Cecelia said...

This card is amazing! The detail is just stunning and super cute! I absolutely LOVE it!

TAS said...

Wow!! Lots of work went into this project! Beautifully done! Love the coloring on all the images.

Ladybug said...

Sharon, this card is absolutely stunning! Such wonderful detail. TFS! :-)

Deebi27 said...

That must be Robin Hood, I mean Edwin Hood on the left!! It's amazing that you got so many stamps on the stair step. Your card is wonderfully amazing...great work!

SAZCreations said...

You are just amazing. I visit your blog everyday.

jude said...

Wow gorgeous card and the layout is absolutely stunning!!!
hugs jude:)X

Debby said...

You did an amazing job with your card!!!

Natalie Z. said...

This is just gorgeous. Your card is amazing and very beautiful.
Hugs Natalie.

Carlotta Vachon said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What an idea. Thank you for sharing!. Carlotta

Nancy said...

ok...you know how I so love scene cards...and this one is SPECTACULAR!!!! That's all I'm going to say, other than your coloring is spot on (as usual) and way to go with the stair step card.....another awesom card girlie!!!!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Oh, this is fantastic! Love it!

sandy said...

Oh woe is me - I made a comment to the wrong card - that comment will make a lot of sense! So one more try! I love the scenes you create with the Tilda and Edwin stamps. The colors are so happy and you are so creative - your card tells a story. A picture is worth a thousand words! Sharon you have out done yourself! I would give anything to color like you.
sandy

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

All I can say is amazing GF!!! This is over the top gorgeous!! Love every detail!!
hugs,
Chris

Linda S. said...

What an amazing card! You must be exhausted after this one. Beautiful work as usual. Linda S. in NE lsfouratwindstreamdotnet

Lorraine said...

this is beautiful xx

Julie said...

Sharon - your card is adorable! I actually had a similar idea of creating a scene based on the story (Diana already has my card). Great take on the theme!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

OMGosh Sharon..........that is just about the cutest thing!!! I love it! And yep......I can see all those skinny cuts you had to make......yowsers! But you did a great job on it!
Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

bevb said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am sure the pic does not due it any justice at all. To see one of your cards in person, the love that goes into your cards is amazing. Love it
bbarker@tc3net.com

Christine Riley said...

This is absolutely amazing, love everything about it. What an adorable scene you created.
Hugs, Christine

Cherri said...

Excuse me, Sharon...I'm still waiting for this card to arrive in my mailbox. *wink-wink-nudge-nudge* It's absolutely amazing!

Sheri said...

You are a card making Picasso! Yikes...You are constantly raising the bar Sharon. Gorgeous card!

Ciacchina said...

questa card è spettacolare!

Jodie from Oz said...

Sharon, OMG this is a true work of art, wow wow wowser. An amazing combo of images, the colours and colouring is amaaaaaaaazing, so much work but so worth every second. I love everything about it. Thanks for the inspiration. Huge hugs Jodie from Oz

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

All I can say is WOW! Beautiful!

xoxo,
Lori