Thursday, 13 May 2010

Just Magnolia 'it takes two' challenge.

Morning peeps!!!!!!
It is an absolutely gorgeous sunny morning here today, I love to see the sun.

The challenge over on Just Magnolia is 'It takes two' . So I needed to use 2 magnolia stamps to make my card!!!!!

This challenge came at a great time as I have a poorly friend at the moment (big hugs to denise xx) and wanted to cheer her up with a surprise card in the post.

I had borrowed my friend Fi's magnolia stamps just a couple of weeks ago and had stamped myself a fair few gorgeous ones that I don't have ( thank you Fi!!!xxxx) so I chose a background and this gorgeous tilda with roses. She has the cutest little tag on her bouquet so I carefully wrote 'get well soon' on it. The little butterflies are actually mine!! they were from my yummy magnolia spring club set.

I coloured the stamps up with my promarkers, for the sky on the background stamp I used pastel blue and the big end of my promarker, I wanted a patchy/cloudy sky effect so I just coloured over the image the once hoping it would dry like sky and I was so pleased with the result, its hard to see in the pictures but it did look lovely.

The roses have a gorgeous glisten to them that I put on with my clear at you spica pen by going over the top of them after I had coloured them and the glazed over them with my glossy accents.

The paper on the base is my minds eye and it was double sided so I used a scrap of it to stamp the little butterflies on, they look so cute!!! I punched a scalloped martha border too with the same side to get the little strip across the base and inked it up with my distress inks, as well as the edges of the card. The little bit of natural string is some crochet cotton and the little heart charm is from my stash!!!!!

I popped up the background stamp and tilda with some foam to make them stand out ( grrr hard to take a picture of too but here is my best effort!!) My lovely husband actually teases how many photos I attempt to take before I get what I call a ' good bloggy one!!!!'

.....and here's a little close up of tilda, awwwww she's gorgeous!!!!

Little Mo is a bit under the weather with a cold, we thought it was hayfever until he woke up this morning stuck to his pillow with a runny nose!!!!!!! bless him, so he is just sitting quietly on the settee. He has decorated his bedroom wall with his fab pirate wall stickers from Fi, he loved them!!!! but I am not allowed to take a picture until he has finished decorating so I wonder what he has in mind for when he gets home tonight?!!! I will probably wake up in the morning to find he has brought in the contents of his sand pit!!!!!!!!

Right must get ready for work :(

Thank you for popping in on me,

hugs, Lou xxxx


  1. Fab card so pretty and the colours are lovely. Love the idea of the glossy accents on the flowers brings them to life.
    Fi xx

  2. Your card is so very pritty! xx

  3. beautiful card Lou...I love the stamps together and your colouring is gorgeous....thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
    Mina xxx

  4. Gorgeous card Lou! Your friend will love it. I'm just starting to get the Magnolia bug - eeeek!

  5. Hiya Lou, this is gorgeous hun, your colouring is really super.
    big hugs
    En xx

  6. Thanks lou for this card it was a nice suprise and what team work fi's stamp your skill and to top it of MARTHA xx d

  7. love the card Lou. great colours lush xx

  8. Lou this is beautiful, your friend is sure to get better receiving this.

    So good to play catch up, really love the wedding card, great job.

    Hope Mo is better soon.

    Kaye x

  9. This is gorgeous, your colouring in is brilliant.


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