Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Everything-Just Magnolia #1 Challenge

Two posts in one day....crAZy! We are having a lazy day here at two youngest are just outside my craft door playing with our HUGE collection of fisher-price people. They are so cute, building a huge village. :o)

Anyways, I was going to keep this card and post it tomorrow but I wanted to get it in for the very first JUST MAGNOLIA challenge did you check out the prize up for grabs?? It's huge! 
Here is the sketch for this week's challenge...that ends tonight. 

Just Magnolia Sketch 1

My bloggin' sista Kelly sent me several of the new Spring Magnolia images....I didn't get the kit this time around....yes I AM kicking myself!
But I'm saving up so I can order a few of the images..especially the running Tilda!!! 
I received Kelly's package in the mail the other day and was so excited to start coloring!
I colored Tilda in with copics...of course. 
The paper is Pine Cone Press papers
The sentiment stamp is from my LSS...I believe it is Daisy Bucket
The buttons are SU!
The flowers are Prima
Sparkles and brads are CTMH
The ribbon is from Michael's Craft Store

I also wanted to share with you how I made my rhinestone flourish.
I picked up the In Stitch'z by Bazzill flourishes template. It is intended for use with embroidery floss... 
But I used a pencil instead of a piercing tool to make the marks. Then after I made all the marks I went back and stuck my rhinestones on top of the marks...voila! I have a rhinestone flourish. 
The flourish template kit comes with four sheets of different flourishes. And they stay together with a ring.

Here is a close up of one of the templates...easy peasy and so very pretty. ;o)

OKay so thats it for today. 
Have a great Thursday!

-Nicole M Bailey


Anonymous said...

fantastic card hun, love the colours that you have chosen.. thank you for joining us for the first just magnolia challenge. hugs rachxx

Naoual said...

Hi Nicole, your card is just gorgeous!! Love the vibrant colours you used and the swirl is just fab!!

I've never visited your blog before, and I just became a follower, you make the most gorgeous things!

Thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia this week,

xx Naoual

Marcea said...

Wow, what a pretty card. Love your image and fab colours. Wonderful flourishes, love all the bling! Thankyou so much for joining us on our first week

joey said...

Hiya Nicole, gorgeous card, love the bold colours, beautiful Tilda.

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Bev said...

What a stunner of a card honey - and thanks so much for the little tut - makes it looks so easy (instead of simple me trying to do it all free hand (rolls eyes!!). Thanks so much for joining us this week x

Debbie said...

Love the colors you used for the card

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Nicole,l love the stamp and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Nicole. Love the tilda image and the beautiful colouring. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs Michele x

Scrapmumur said...

OH... your card is Fabulous!!!
I love your composition, the papers and colours are wonderful.
Tilda is adorable.
Hugs, Mumur

TaraG said...

Oh Nicole this card is soooooo stunning! I just adore everything about it! the fabulous colours, papers, Tilda and your stunning colour! I love, love, love, your idea to make crystal flourish! I have been eying up those Bazzill Stitch it templates but this idea of yours has sealed the deal!!! Thanks for the inspiration, hun!!!!
Big hugs,t

Tammi said...

Super cute, amazing colors and awesome idea with the flourish!

Heather said...

Oh my you have some wonderful wonderful creations on here!! I just love your cards and have added you to my follow list!!! Stamping can be such a sanity saver for us stay at home moms!!! Not that I do not love and treasure every moment of it, but stamping is a nice release once in a while!!! LOL!!!


Kelly Schelske said...

Oh wow, love those stichin thingies, will have to have a look for them next time I'm out and about!! Love the colors and papers and everything, it's awesome Nicole!!

Stacey said...

Simply stunning! I love the bright colours and your fabulous colouring ~♥~