Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pink & Yellow...& PRIZES!

Hello sweet friends...I'm soooooo excited to be a part of the "inaugural" challenge for the brand new, uber fun Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!!! Diana Crick has put together such a fab DT...and, with Candy Mills as our Team Leader, we have all been working very hard these past many weeks getting ready for this very exciting day!!!

We invite all of you to play along with us...we will post a new challenge twice a month - always on Tuesday. The first challenge of the month will be a "Color Challenge"...the second challenge of each month will include some kind of fun "Inspiration." Our first challenge - Pink & Yellow - was chosen by our very own Candy Mills...and we all had such fun with this challenge. I know you will too! Now, if you're worried about not being good enough...I will tell you that you ARE...in fact, you're better than "good enough"!!! So get out your fave Magnolia images...and your markers, pencils, inks, and whatever else you want to use, and prepare to HAVE FUN!!! Oh...I almost forgot...Diana has some great PRIZES for you too!!


Here's the little card that I created for this very first challenge. I just love this little "Oops" Tilda stamp. I used a masking technique so Tilda is standing in front of this very darling antique oven. Both stamps - along with all things Magnolia - are available at Diana's online store, Magnolia-licious. I colored the images with Copic markers...and I paper-pieced Tilda's hat and apron for a fun effect.

Here are some side views:

Oh...and guess what? I made this fun little card for my sweetest friend, Sandy, in NC! She recently had a birthday...and, since she's been one of my biggest cheerleaders, I thought it was perfect for her to receive my very first Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog DT card!! Even tho I couldn't tell her anything about the new Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog...or the "Pink & Yellow" challenge itself. I kept her completely in the dark...and believe me, keeping this all a secret was a real challenge for me!! But...hehehe...I did it!! Am so glad the secret's out now! LOL!!

Here's a very "artsy" view (I know...I'd better not quit my day job to become a photographer! hehehe)!:

Here's a peek at the inside:

So...here's my card "recipe"...
Cardstock: Banana & Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up)
DPs: "Candy Floss" from Wild Rose Studio.
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon & Pearl "garland" - my stash
Pearl flourishes: ZVA Creatives
Sentiment: Computer generated...I have to credit my sweet hubby with the sentiment! (Besides being handsome, he's soooooo clever!!)
Copics: See photo below.

So, there you have it...Sandy's "29th" birthday card...and my "Pink and Yellow" creation!! Now it's your turn!! We're all excited about this challenge...and can't wait to see your gorgeous and fun creations!!! So...get crackin'!! And, as always, thanks so much for stopping by for a peek at my little blog. See you all soooooon!