Thursday, April 23, 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge 1

I was up with the larks this morning, if fact I was awake before them as I just couldn't sleep last night, and although I completed this card a few days ago, this is the first chance I have had to put it on my blog!

The first challenge of the new Just Magnolia blog has a fabulous prize and there is an equally fabulous sketch to follow. I have used a stamped image that I have had for a while and I think she looks ever so cute holding her little cupcake and wooden spoon!

The image is coloured with distress inks and the papers are from my stash. I'm not really sure why but these papers, especially the checked one, really remind me of baking so I thought they were perfect for the card.

For the embossed section I cut out a circle with my nesties and ran it through my cuttlebug with the d'vine swirl embossing folder. The paper is handmade and it has a marble effect on it it silver, it doesn't really show in the picture but it is pretty in real life!!!

Because of the baking theme I popped a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies on the inside as well as decorating with the same papers as the front.

Card/Paper: White, green and pink card, papers from stash
Stamp: Magnolia
Colouring: Distress inks - tattered rose, walnut stain, vintage photo, weahtered wood, worn lipstick, black soot and peeled paint.
Embellishments: Primas, brads, ribbon
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, d'vine swirl embossing folder, water brush

Finally, I have recently received two awards from two awsome crafters, ida and hello gorgeous, so thank you ladies. I will pass them onto who ever visits my blog today.

Thanks for looking and I apologize for not getting around all of your fabulous blogs lately, but I will try in the next few days. x


  1. Wow Liza, loving all these gorgeous textures and colour combo - beautiful both inside and out.Your colouring is fabulous and now you are making me peckish with with this super recipe ... such a great idea with this gorgeous Tilda.
    It must be these warmer nights that make us up earlier, I have been up since 6am lol. -x-

  2. Gorgeous card, wonderful Tilda and colours, what a brilliant idea to pop the recipe inside.

  3. fab card donna and you always make the card lovely inside too. xx

  4. Fantastic card. Love the added touch of the recipe inside.

  5. Wow Liza - How gorgeous is this? I Love it. Great colours too. Love Jules xx

  6. Hiya Liza, hope your not to tired now. Your card is so pretty, love your colouring, The inside is fab great idea to add the recipe in there too. Joey.x

  7. I agree that Magnolias stamps are just wonderful! But your card is really nice. I think you have done a excellent interpretation of the sketch and the coloring is beutiful!

    Monica at

  8. a stunning and beautiful card Liza, great take on the sketch. love the insides and your tilda is adorable.. i really must get this one!!
    hugs rachxx

  9. This is such a pretty card Liza and great colour combo :) Donna x

  10. What a beautiful card Liza,l love the stamp and colour.

    Hugs Riet.x

  11. Hey Liza, great card! I just love that image! As I love my cupcakes so! Perfect colors and layout!

  12. Super fab card, Liza! Love this sweet Tilda and adore how you have done your card, just fab!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  13. Gorgeous card hun, I love it!! Thank you so much for joining us this week.

    xx Naoual

  14. Liza this is gorgeous I love the checked paper too love the recipie idea!

    Emma xxx

  15. What a stunner! Your colouring is fantastic hun - a truly gorgoeus card x

  16. Oh this is grogeous I love it all thanks for joinig us this week
    Hope you have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Jacqui x

  17. this is such a cute and pretty card as well very soft colours really make this work

    Sarah x


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Liza x