Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Magnolia-licious DT challenge for August - Paper only and blog hop winner!

Hi evreyone! Are you having a good week? I sure hope you're staying nice and cool and being safe if you're in the areas of extreme temperatures right now! I know how bad you want to go our and mow the yard and trim the bushes, but maybe you really should just stay indoors and craft in the air conditioning. I know...I know... it's a big sacrifice, but try not to get too upset about it. Ok? LOL!  Oh! I almost forgot to mention that if you keep going to the bottom of this post, I have the winner to the Magnolia-licious blog hop listed below.  ...but first things first!



On the first of the month, our Magnolia-licious Design Team comes out with a new challenge, and this month our very own Queen Diana chose it! She is asking for PAPER ONLY! Oh my gosh....I can't put my silk bow or flowers on my card? What am I going to do? LOL! I will say that before I even realized it, I sewed on my card.  YIKES!! Didn't even realize it until Barb said something. LOL! Anyway, lemonade is my very favorite drink in the summer. I could drink gallons of it (made with nutrasweet of course). So I wanted to do a lemonade card having Tilda in a lemonade stand. This is what I came up with.




I haven't done this in a while, but none of the images I used are in stock right now over at Magnolia-licious. UGH! That's what I get for not checking! I used an Easter Tilda with a basket of eggs and just colored them yellow to represent lemons. What do you think? Is it believable? Nobody here at the house new they were eggs until I told them, so I think I might have pulled it off. But I'll wait to hear what you guys think.  The building with the stand is also from Magnolia-licious, but I can't find it right now. If you're interested, please contact Diana and I'm sure she'd be happy to let you know if she has any on order. The papers are from Nitwit Collection matted with cardstock from PTI. The flowers are from a rolled rose die. It's the first time I've used it and I could use with a little practice. LOL!  The leaves are a  rose leaf Doohickey die available at Magnolia-licious.  I cut the glass of lemonade with my Cricut and Gypsy and the doily was cut using a die from Cheery Lynn Designs.


Please be sure to hop over to the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog to see how you can participate in the challenge for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Diana!

Now for the PRIZE for the Magnolia-licious blog hop....here we go

 which is....



Congrats DQ! Please contact me with your email address so I can send you the gift certificate!!  Since I took so long to draw for the prize, I'll give you until midnight Pacific time Sunday to contact me. If  I don't hear from you by then, I will pull a new winner.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

48 comments :

Norma said...

Sharon, ooooh, I love your lemonade stand scene. It's brilliant! I just want to reach for that glass of lemonade and drink it down...LOL. Clever how you turned those Easter eggs to lemonade. Love you usual fabulous colouring and those gorgeous DP's and flowers.
Hugs,
Norma

Regina Easter said...

Girl girl girl. You did an awesome job. I thought it was a lemon stamp and you flower is PERFECT. You are the bomb girl.

Scrapylu Creations said...

Too adorable! Like always :)

Melodie said...

fabulous card, beautiful papers, great arrangement and your coloration is masterful.
Hugs
Melodie

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Sharon~
This Tilda is perfectly awesome..
Ooh luv the coloring and your layout on the card...Great DP too!
hugs~

julieprice3 said...

Very Pretty Sharon, Gorgeous colour choice
hugs Julie P

Anonymous said...

Your creation is so beautiful and fun looking. Love the colors and actually, love everything that you did. Awesome card..

hugs
bobbi

Oh! and I really thought at first glance until you mentioned it, that those were lemons in the basket. Great job.

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful creation hun xxx

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful, adorable card Sharon.
luv
Debby

Paula said...

I love this card!!! It is awesome (and I don't mind the stitchin' one bit). Great layout with the lemonade stand, and Tilda really does have a basket of lemons;). Fabulous!!

Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous card! I love how you made the eggs into lemons-at first I was thinking, "there's a lemon stamp?" Clever!
Love your whole PAPER card!

DeeDee said...

WOW! This is awesome girlie! I thought she was holding a basket of lemons...you fooled me! LOL! Those flowers are very pretty too! Oh and the glass of lemonade...it looks like you could just pick it up and take a swig! CUTE all around! Loves it! HUGS! :)

Mandy said...

Hey hunny bun, your card is absolutely gorgeous, so pretty and I LOVE how you've used little Easter Tilda :)
I don't want you being all discombulated again so thought I'd best warn you "next Thursday it's our team" ha ha ha
big hugs Mandy xx

Danielle said...

OH! Love your card so much! and this sentiment you worked around is fantastic! Everything is such in harmony, your flowers are gorgeous, and the DP just perfect. SO so cute.
Hugs.

Suzan L said...

Hey Miss Sharon, your card is so darling!!I love freshly made lemonade too!! It is the best!! Tilda does look like she is holding a basket of lemons...what a great idea!! She is colored so beautifully. Your coloring is always so rich!! I love the flowers that you made too!!
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Elle said...

Paper only? That is a hard one! You succedded greatly. Just remember, one person's eggs are another person's lemons (very convincingly done). Great job on the card, I love it!

Monique said...

It's so cute Sharon !

Hugs Monique

Rene said...

My FAVORITE color combo...green and yellow! Your card looks like my living room! :D
I love it...such a sweet card with a super sweet sentiment!
Rene :D

Janiel/ janny said...

oh Sharon I LOVE THIS!!!!! Beautiful artwork dear!!!! The colors are Perfect!! and then your coloring WOW!! it is beautiful.. outstand job with this challenge!
hugs, Janiel

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, this is so pretty. TFS.
Congrats DQ

Dora said...

Wowzer Sharon, this absolutely fabulous, loving the colours you used and that lemonade glass is really lovely , me like :)

sallysbitz said...

Sharon this card is brilliant. Love the colour combo, very refreshing x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Christina C. said...

What a brilliant and creative idea!!!! Love EVERYTHING about this wonderful scene you created for Tilda! Your coloring just brings the whole scene alive. Phenomenal work!

Barb Hardeman said...

How wonderful and refreshing your card is! Love the green and yellow - it just makes you feel cool are refreshed to look at it. Glad you did some sewing on your card too!!!
Awesome work...hugs...Barb

*Vicki* said...

Oh you are so very brilliant my dear!! I LOVE THIS!!! :) Lemony fun and beautifully put together too!! Love your flowers!!

Patti Jo said...

Darn cute!!! Love your flowers the stand, the glass of lemonade and how darling did you color Ms. Tilda!!! Adorable card Sharon, so creative!!!

Shazza said...

totally gorgeous x

Danni said...

Is this ever refreshing!! Love the yellows and greens and it all is just too cute!! Wonderful card!

Angela said...

OMGosh! Could you be more clever, Sharon, to turn those eggs into lemons. How cool is that! What a great card this is with the lemonade stand behind Tilda. Awesome coloring too! Really love this!! hugs, Angela

Stressed Stamper said...

great image and lemonage or is it a G&T - maybe Tilda too young for that!.
Fab card hun - perfect sewing
Sarah x

Marlene said...

Fabulous. Gorgeous. Beautiful. Lovely. WOW. I could go on...but you get the drift. Your cards are simply out of this world awesome!

Linda said...

Wow this is really amazing gorgeous and Fabulous!!!!! What a fantastic job you did on this card!!!!!!

Jean said...

Sharon, this is so so cute and so perfect for the weather we are having.. love lemonade in this heat... makes me feel so cool and your card does the trick.. love your colors and love the layout.. The card is outstandingly supurb.
Hugs, Jean

Pat said...

Oh Sharon...how absolutely delightful!! You changed the eggs to lemons, you clever little thing!! I love your paper flowers...and the lemonade stand is the perfect backdrop for this beautifully colored Tilda!! You rock, darlin'!! Hugs. Pat

Louise said...

Gorgeous!! Love the lemonade stand and I think they absolutely look lime lemons in her basket. Fabulous job
Louise

Cami said...

Now isn't this the cutest lemonade stand?!!! How clever of you, Sharon. Your DP with lemons and limes is so cute and perfect and I love your handmade flowers! This Tilda image is perfect for "lemons" and you've colored her beautifully!
Hugs, Cami

Sandy said...

Hey Kid! Sometimes I feel like I am sucking on lemons but you sure do make me enjoy the puckered up look! Great card Sharon. I am trying to get caught up with some blogs after the most fantastic summer with my grands - I know you feel the same way!
XO
Sandy

Chris said...

You can't fool me, Sharon, by sticking a lemon slice and a straw in that glass of beer! The head says it all! LOL Your card is delightful! You faced the challenge head on and conquered it beautifully! I love your card!

XO,
Chris

DonnaMundinger said...

So ADORABLE, Sharon! They totally look like lemons to me. Super cute scene you've created. I probably wouldn't have even thought about the fact that stitching isn't paper. It's sort of your signature, after all, but I just KNOw how tough it was for you to leave the bow off. LOL Fabulous work! xxD

Sue from Oregon said...

Love your lemonade stand!!!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Sharon, love these fab papers and your beautiful design...perfick sentiment too me thinks :) Donna x

Anonymous said...

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Thanks.

Anonymous said...

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Thanks.

Sheri said...

Do you need My address? That IS mine, right? Sharon ..you smarty pants! Just when I think you can get a card any more perfect...you knock my socks off. Your making those eggs into lemons...was genius!

Crayola58 said...

OF Coure I am #45 telling you how cute Tilda is.
I love all of your Tilda cards...and this one is precious.
What a darling little scene.
Hugs
Carole

Pam Sparks said...

Refreshing! Adorable scene Sharon! Love your Tilda creating and coloring!

cabio's craft corner said...

Sharon, your card is so very cute. The awesome thing is that you are able to use a different collection of this Tilda image to altered her a lemonade stand. Clever idea and beautiful card!!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Snowmanlover said...

sso cute!!!