Sunday, 9 March 2014

New Challenge at Simply Magnolia............Birthday Wishes.

Good morning, crafty blogger's.
I am so excited to be here today as I have been selected as new DT member for Simply Magnolia. 
Thank you so much Tracy! 
I am so happy to be joining Tracy and the other talented DT ladies.
We have a new challenge starting today and the theme is Birthday Wishes.
We want to see a Birthday sentiment on your cards/projects.
I have made a shaped card featuring Magnolia Flower Tilda from the 2013 Little London Collection.

I have die cut a Spellbinders floral oval with Nennah cardstock and stamped Magnolia Flower Tilda onto it with Memento rich cocoa ink.
I have coloured Tilda with Prismacolour and Polychromos pencils and inked around the edges of the floral oval with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.
I surrounded Tilda with Frantage shabby white embossing enamel from Live & Love Crafts.

I have made the shaped card with 300gsm white Conqueror card and Lifestyle Quickutz 
nesting frame #10.
The pretty papers are Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics from Live & Love Crafts I have inked around the edges with tea dye distress ink.
The white doily and pretty lace are from Ebay. You can find the lace HERE.
I have adhered 3mm white pearls on the doily.
I have  placed some cheese cloth behind the floral oval before adhering it to the centre with sticky pads.
I have inked the edges of the Magnolia Doohickey lovely fence and slender firs.
I have used Maja Design paper and  a Woodware punch to punch the tiny butterflies.
The Birthday sentiment is one of the every day grungy messages from Lily Of The Valley.
I have inked the edges of the sentiment with tea dye distress ink.

For the flower arrangement I have used a 30mm ivory wild rose and 10mm cream roses from 
Kort & Godt cream rolled roses. Kort & Godt chrysanthemums and marshmallow frosted berries all from Live & Love Crafts.
For the foliage I have die Cheery Lynn pine branches and punched Martha Stewart woodland branches. I have inked the edges with tea dye distress ink.
I made the bow with 15mm aqua satin edged ribbon from my craft stash.

A close up of Magnolia Flower Tilda.
I have adhered a few 3mm white pearls around Tilda.
I have added ArtDeco glamour dust to the bow in Tilda's hair and the frill on her dress.
I have dotted her cheeks with a Inkssentials opaque white pen.

Inside the card is decorated with Maja Design paper and a Spellbinders floral oval.

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is lovely Sandy from 

We would love you to come and join in with us.
My teamies have made some gorgeous creations. why not pop over to take a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenge;
Bottom line across. Pearls Glitter Bow.

Thanks for stopping by and big thanks for all the lovely comments I receive.

Crafty Hugs.
Donna xx


  1. Gorgeous shaped card Donna, I love that frantage! So glad you've joined us at Simply Magnolia!
    Tracy xx

  2. Beautiful card, Welcome to the team
    hugs Louise

  3. Gorgeous card! I love what you did with the Frantage.


  4. Well now Donna this is just FABULOUS!!! Congratulations on your new DT position!!

  5. Hi Congrats on your DT Position Whoop Whoop !!! this card loads she is stunning in blue with the gorgeous pink flower !! Love all the details so many brilliant parts to look at ;0) xx

  6. Wow What an Awesome Card! Loooove the Colours and Amazing Embellies! Gorgeous Colouring too!