Sunday, 20 April 2014

New Challenge At Simply Magnolia - Gorgeous Blooms.

Good afternoon, crafty blogger's.
Happy Easter to you all!

We have a new challenge starting today at Simply Magnolia and this time our challenge theme is 
Gorgeous Blooms.
We want to see flowers on your card/project.
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is............


One lucky crafter will win a Magnolia-licious special surprise!

I have made a shaped card featuring Unsunny Sky Tilda from the Sea Breeze 2013 Collection.

I have die cut a Spellbinders opulent oval with Neenah cardstock and stamped Unsunny Sky Tilda onto it with Memento rich cocoa ink.
I have coloured Tilda with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.
I have inked around the edges of the oval with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.
For the shaped card I have used 300gsm white Conqueror card and GoKreate large frames frilly#2 from Cuttingedgecrafts. 
The pretty papers are Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics from Live & Love Crafts. 
The white doily is from Ebay. I have adhered 3mm white pearls onto the doily.
I placed some cheese cloth behind a Cheery Lynn nautical doily. I have inked around the doily with tea dye distress ink.
My super bloggy friend sent me some Doohickey lovely umbrella die cuts.
I have inked the edges of the umbrella with tea dye distress ink and tied a piece of white shabby seam binding from Live & Love Crafts through the eyelet at the top into a bow.
I have adhered a pink 5mm pearl to the centre of the bow.
The butterflies are Memory Box Pippi. I have frantaged them with shabby white embossing enamel from Live & Love Crafts I coloured the centres with a raspberry Prismacolor pencil and adhered 3 3mm white pearls to each of them.
The everyday grungy messages sentiment is from Lili Of The Valley. 
I inked the edges of the sentiment with tea dye distress ink and adhered 3 3mm white pearls along the top.

For the gorgeous blooms I have used pink Prima roses. 25mm ivory rose and 15mm white roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. Kort & Godt chrysanthemums and frosted marshmallow berries from 
For the foliage I have used Cheery Lynn pine branches and Martha Stewart woodland branches.
I have inked the edges of the branches with tea dye distress ink.

I have surrounded Unsunny Sky Tilda with shabby white embossing enamel and added ArtDeco glamour dust to the rain droplets.
I dotted Tilda's cheeks with a Inkssentials opaque white pen.

Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Spellbinders opulent oval.

Our challenges re 2 weekly and we would love you to come and join in with us.
Why not pop over and have a peek at the gorgeous designs my teamies have created?

I hope you like my card?

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments I receive.
Crafty hugs.
Donna xx


  1. so pretty card Donna, love the shape and gorgeous details
    thanks for playing with us at tilda's town

  2. Such a gorgeous card! Love the frantage and it is so beautifully embellished.


  3. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Tilda's Town! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  4. Hi one of my fav Tildas I love the vintage look to her she is gorgeous in pink and the umbrella die is super with her . Love your flowers and design too :)

  5. Love your beautiful card Donna, this Tilda is adorable and your design and attention to detail are amazing - perfect use of the brolly die!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  6. Love your card! All the details are absolutely gourges. You coloured Tilda beautifull. I stamp also with that colour of memento. Make's it so much softer... Thanks for joining us at TFMC. Hugs Lotte

  7. Darling Donna! So glad you linked up to Tilda's Town Challenges! Thanks for playing!