Thursday, January 06, 2011

Just Magnolia challenge.. anything goes.

Good morning
I have finally been able to sit and get crafty.. at long last.. I haven't had chance to join in with many challenges lately but when i saw that the
just magnolia
challenge blog was also letting  Hanglers into their challenges.. well i just couldn’t resist.. Smile
and the Challenge is anything goes.. bonus..
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here is my card, i think that i got a little carried away with the flowers on the side.. can’t win with me .. I either go really minimal with my embellishments or as you can see; over the top with them.. Rolling on the floor laughing.
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This is a larger 7” x 7” card and i used my Grande nestie ovals to cut image and mat.
I founds some Kraft card stock at long last.. yay.. from the craft island.. this Kraft is by jilly bean soup.. which i have just looked and they are not showing any at the mo.. but you can buy the life stories papers.. by my minds eye and just use the back if you just want the Kraft look.. (plus you can use the patterned side as well… bonus!) just a thought..
these papers that i have used for this card are by dcwv and are called linen closet stack.. i just love these papers, they are so so pretty.. must get another book of this cardstock i think.. i bought mine from my local hobby craft.
the flowers are a mixture of wild orchid crafts and prima. i added a little love charm with love written on it… and the with sentiment has been made using a dymo ..  I found this really old one on eBay  as it has three different font wheels including an italic one… (I bought one of the newer models that you can change the heads on and include the italic writing too but the letters don’t join together as well as the old machine that i bought and look staggered which i wasn’t impressed with….. just being an old fuss pot as always…)
also tucked in the flowers you will see a metal flowery thingy with brad that are from my stash, along with some Tim Holtz film strip.. that little piece was laying on my desk so i thought that i would pop it amongst the flowers.. hehe.
The image has been coloured with a combination of copics and white and blue prisma pencil..
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I decided to alter a little  Moleskine ruled cahier (journal)
to match my card.. along with it’s own box. Smile with the addition of the magnolia do hickey die tag the papers are the same as the card..
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and here is what this little set looks like all together..
Thank you for dropping by. take care, hugs Rach.xx


~ Ali ~ said...

This is so pretty Rach, I've rediscovered my DCWV too love them. The flowers are fab and image adorable.

Nice to see you back with blogger, mwah

Ali x

shortyrose said...

Hi Rach,

I have no words for these wonderfull - amazing - great... creations!!!!


Shazza said...

so gorgeous, I wondered where you were, did not realise you had mvoed again x

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful set but then your work is always amazing and such an inspiration. Glad to have you back with blogger. "Hugs" Carol

Vee said...

Hi Rach, I left my comment on your other site but then decided that you might not get it, so here I am I adore this set it's just beautifull. I've never stamped or coloured on Kraft before but it looks fantastic. I love the flowers too they are gorgeous.
Vee xx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Thank you hun, for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment
have a good weekend

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Rach!! Love your coloring and all the details and dimension you added! Gorgeous!

Rufus said...

Pretty! Congrats on the KK DT. What a hoot that will be. Speaking of hoots, your Dad should love his card!

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Rach, love all the details. Hugs Michele x

Mel said...

Hello Rach, Hope you are ok. Your card is just stunning I visit your blog every day you are just so talented ~ Mel x

Miranda said...

awesome card rachel, I like the Hanglar Stanglars just as much as the Magnolias they're both so gorgeous
I like working on kraft as well, makes the colours come out so well,


Maria Therese said...

Luuuuve your card sweetie!!

shaz*crafts said...

Hi Rach thought you'd vanished lol good to see you back hope you had a good christmas break,
wishing you and your family a great year ahead

Mandy said...

Happy New Year hun, I know I'm late but I've finally got time for a bit of catching up.
Your card and notebook are absolutely gorgeous Rach, sooooo pretty, you can never have too many flowers, that's my excuse anyway lol
hugs Mandy xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Rach this is utterly sensational!
Your colouring is superb and your designs and details stunning!
kim x

Cathy said...

What a precious card and journal, Rach. I love the hAnglar stamps but they are really hard to acquire here in the US.

Thanks for your kind comments on my card. I am looking forward to visiting often.

Cathy Lee