Sunday, 26 July 2015

Time To Drink Champagne Edwin And A New Challenge At Simply Magnolia

Hello again, lovely blogger friends.
This is my second post today. If you would like to see my first post for The Ribbon Girl  Magnolia only Summer challenge where I have altered an artists canvas then you can find it 
Our new fortnightly challenge at Simply Magnolia starts today and this time our challenge theme is BUTTONS or BOWS (or both)
Our wonderful sponsor for our challenge is Crafty Ribbons with a £10 voucher for one lucky winner!

I used Time To Drink Champagne Edwin from the Lovely Duo 2015 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock and cut out using a CartUs oval die.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils

For my shaped card I used GoKreate large frame #2 and Vintage Baby/Coffee In The Arbour papers from Live & Love Crafts
Other dies used are Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration and clock. La La land hot air balloon, cherry blossom branches and heart doily border. Joy Crafts banner and Billes flourishes. magnolia Doohickey bride bow and Memory box classic numbers.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz aged mahogany distress ink.
The sentiment is Joy Crafts English banner text.

A couple of close up's.
I have painted the resin roses cameo frame with white Gesso and rubbed over it with aged mahogany distress ink and adhered 3mm x 5mm oval white pearl string around the inside of the frame.
The frame and pearl string are from The Ribbon Girl
I used white Gesso on the bow and adhered a bark heart to the centre with a clock charm from my crafty stash.

The flower arrangement consists of a 30mm light Ivory rose, babies breath and 25mm Vintage roses from WOC.
Kort & Godt chrysanthemums, small pink lily and white hat pins from The Ribbon Girl and white flower spray from Live & Love Crafts
I have painted some white Gesso onto the Vintage roses.

A close look at charming Edwin.
I have surrounded the image with Frantage shabby white embossing enamel and 3mm white s/a pearl flatbacks.
I used glossy accents on the champagne glasses and Ranger white liquid pearls for the bubbles.
I dotted Edwins cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.

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

We would love you to come and join in with our current challenge.
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenge;

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments.
Have a great week.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx


  1. your cards are always so beautiful !!!

  2. me again ;)
    thanks for playing with us at midweek magnolias

  3. Donna, have I mentioned lately how much I adore your creations? ;) You fill cards with the utmost beauty and I love every visit to your blog. The image detailing is spectacular and your embellishments are placed so beautifully. The frame looks amazing and I love the fluttering butterflies throughout your card. Exquisite as always, my friend! Have a wonderful day. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  4. Hiya Donna, Oh my goodness, so so so so beautiful, I absolutely adore your card!!!!!!!!!!!! One of your best yet, I would love to be as talented as you, every card is a masterpiece!!!! Your use of embellies is always perfect and your colouring flawless!!! I have been waiting for you to blog this card, so I could tell you how beautifully creative it is!!! Lots of crafty Cuddles Jay xxx

  5. Love Edwin Donna and you certainly colour beautifully with pencils. I always admire the hot air balloon - it is fabulous as are all the layers and embellishments.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  6. Stunning card as always Donna, love all the special detail especially the clock on the bow and all the frantage etc around Edwin!
    Thanks for joining us at Midweek Magnolias and good luck hun!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  7. Hi Donna he is so handsome just love the touch of pink on him!! Gorgeous creation as always :)