Saturday, October 1, 2011

Magnolia-licious October Sketch challenge

Hey everyone! Can you believe it's already October??!! WOW! I'm amazed at how fast this year is passing us by! It's time for a new Design Team sketch challenge over at Magnolia-licious Highlites, and this month, our hostest with the mostest is the fabulous Maureen! She has supplied us with an awesome sketch and we also must use orange and stay in the theme of October/fall.  Here is what I've come up with.


October is a huge month for birthdays, so you will be seeing quite a few of them from me this month. For this one, I used #340 Fairy Dust Tilda from the Fairytale Collection. She's available right now over at Magnolia-licious! Diana has the BEST collection of Magnolia stamps available in North America. And on top of that, she has awesome service and prices!! She's got a special deal going on right now for all orders over $50.00.  When you check out with a total of $50.00 (before shipping), use the code benefit8, and it will give you an 8% discount!! WOOHOO!! Please be sure and check out her store.  I stamped Fairydust Tilda with Memento ink onto X-Press It card and colored her with Copic markers. I also used the Magnolia Doohickey Antique Lace die for the horizontal strip.


The DP, ribbon, and buttons were all a gift from my wonderful friend and adopted sis, Regina. Thanks Regina!! The leaf was cut with the Cricut Expression using my newest cartridge The Flower Shoppe, and I added some of the fabulous lace I found when I was visiting my sis, Peggy, in Illinois. The octagon was also cut with the Expression using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. The small brown maple leaf that is on top of the larger leaf is from a new EK Success border punch.  The Happy Birthday stamp is one I've had for ages and the original packaging is gone. I have no idea of the maker. Sorry.

All the layers are machine stitched and the twine I used is from The Twinery. So that's it for my card. Please be sure and visit Magnolia-licious Highlites to see all the amazing projects from talented Design Team! Then we'd really love it if you'd grab your oragne paper and glue to play along with us. Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

20 comments :

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Sharon!! I love the fall colours! xx

Christina C. said...

Oh my goodness, Sharon, your card is STUNNING.....LOVE, love the papers...beautiful die cut lace and leaves! You showcased this cute Tilda to perfection.

Sandy said...

I see you are blowing me some kisses! Well I love you too sugar. What delightful paper and design work. Of course you coloring is perfection. Don't ya just love fall colors!?! I am gonna sing you a song ----- "you are my sunshine - my only sunshine" Okay, I am off to get something to dinner.
Sandy (did I spell dinner right?)

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Sharon...the colours are just glorious and such a lovely Tilda.Fabulous papers and love the decorated inside...Over the top gorgeousness...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful fall birthday card Sharon. Those papers are just wonderful & compliment the image you've colored so perfectly.
Big hugs, Janie

Creations by Shirl said...

My amazing friend Sharon....
Here you go again - another fabulous card...... I wish you were in my neighborhood, I would craft and craft with you all the time so I can be just like you....
Nothing else to say - you are just too perfect......

Danielle said...

Fabulous Sharon, I love those fall colors, bright and warm, such a stunning loo. Your Tilda is awesome, making fall wishes! Love the sentiment on the leaf, tooo cute.
Hugs.

Regina Easter said...

this is so darn cute and I LOVE THE FALL COLORS...you do such amazing work...hugs

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Oct 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Pam said...

Just beautiful for a fall birthday.
hugs,
Pam L.

Lillian said...

Adorable - and your embellies SO compliment the whole creation, along with the fabulous coloring of Tilda !!

Riet said...

So wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Oct 10:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Patti Jo said...

Love this card with one of my favorite Tilda's! If you can have favorites!!! Love your paper selection with all the perfect embellishments for a pretty fall card! Gorgeous work Sharon!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

This is gorgeous Sharon. Love the leaves cuts and the leafy DP for this Tilda image. The autumn coloring for Tilda is awesome :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Only By His Grace said...

Beautiful coloring and beautiful design. I love the Autumn leaves and design paper. Very neat card.
Hugs Maz

Teresa said...

Hi Sharon,
Wow, love this card, such a lot of gorgeous details. Love the way you have coloured Tilda and the wonderful autumn colours, beautiful. Hugs, Teresa x

DeeDee said...

Oh my! I love all the Fall colors and that leaf with the sentiment is perfect! Just gorgeous girlie! HUGS!

Barb Hardeman said...

This card is so gorgeous Sharon. Love all the layers and the different dp's you've used. The leaves are perfect here and I love the use of the bakers twine in three places. Cute as a button!!! Never would have guessed that Fairy Dust Tilda would be such a great image for a fall themed card! She's just blowing her magic to bring about the changes of colors on the leaves...beautiful! Hugs, Barb

Norma said...

Oh Sharon, I know I've missed quite a few postings. You're just too fast for me...LOL. Don't know how you do it. You know I think I have this Tilda image too, but I don't think I've ever coloured her..oh that's so sad!!! She's beautiful in her autumn colours and your DP's are gorgeous. Love the card.
Hugs,
Norma