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Magnolia "quote of the day"

"Do it Nice or do it Twice !!."
-Clairee xx ;)

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

You made it!

Yay, for you if you've come from my other blog (Free-4-Ever) where I have a Whopping Blogaversary Candy going on............... now that you're here, I bet you are wondering what my big mistake was right!?
Well, I made this card for the Totally Tilda DT to use acetate or make a window of some sort. Well, WE DON'T EVEN HAVE A CHALLENGE LIKE THAT COMING UP!! Duh! So I thought I could save it for my other DT , but we are only allowed to use DIGIS for that one! OMGOSH! What's a girl to do???
Post it!
Ta da!
Luckily over at the Magnolia-licous Hilightes blog their challenge this month is a recipe of "using a frame, using bling/pearls, using ribbon/trim & using a Magnolia image".

I think this card would be best as a birthday card. Perhaps with the sentiment "I hope you have a swimmingly good birthday". Oh HEY< it's my daughters birthday next month & she is a fish in the water! There you go, I got meself a birthday card! Phew! On that note I think I'll enter this into the Magnolia challenge at All That Scraps.

Here's a few details about my card. The Cherish charm is a Tim Holtz beauty I picked up at Hobby Lobby last November. The homemade flower with the pearl center is from a blogging buddy of mine, Stacie! Thank fits perfectly here! I heat embossed some swirls from a CTMH set, with clear embossing powder. I used my friends copics to create a blue hue around Tilda that I learned from Dana (with the help of her handy video(s)-PS- I need to get more copics! ), then I added some spots & dots for effect. I also added a bit of frosted glitter to her suit & tail & some dew drops as bubbles!

There are also a few more challenges out there I realized I could enter my little mer-Tilda into. At Crafts & Me Challenge they are "Under the Sea", at Just Magnolia & hAnglar stAnglar it is "anything goes with glitter", at Fun with Shapes & More they want "birthdays" & at It's A Magnolia Challenge they want to "anything with a Magnolia image".  

AKA- Wheeza

PS- Don't forget about the challenge at Let's Ink It Up (where we want to see STAMPED IMAGES not digis) & also where the challenge is embossing!!! See you there.


  1. Fab card and I bet your daughter will love it, see another happy accident that was meant to be.

  2. What a very nice card. Thanks for joining us at It's A Magnolia Challenge.


  3. Wow Cor!! This card is amazing!! I love how you used the lace to simulate the waves! Brilliant!!
    (and thanks for the lovin'!!)

  4. Beautyfull

    thanks for joining us at its a magnolia challenge

    hugs Patries

  5. What a beautyfull card. Thanks for joining us at It,s a Magnolia Challenge.

    Greetings Marja.

  6. OMG! This card is STUNNING!! And I'm so glad you could use that looks great on that card! I just love all the elements you used...perfecto my dear! Now get the DT card right next time k? LOL!

  7. I LOVE this!!! Your daughter will DEFINITELY LOVE this!!! You did an amazing job!!!

    Michele R.(CA)
    LuvkittysFandF at Gmail dot com
    Butterfly Whispers

  8. I love every design element you've used on this card! You have so many awesome details with the underwater scene, the eye is drawn into the whole beautiful scene! Great coloring on your image and I love the dew drops! Thanks for making the mistake on this challenge card and joining us at Magnolia-licious for our "Frame" challenge!

  9. What a beautiful card you've made Corry, thanks for joining us at IAMC.


  10. wonderful
    very nice
    thanks for your participation with its a magnolia challenge blog
    greetz chantal

  11. Love your card! Thanks for joining us at the It's a Magnolia Challenge blog.

  12. BEautiful from the inside out....

  13. Awe! Very clever card! Love the little peek-a-boo!!
    Thanks for joining the Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar Challenge this week!
    Hugs, Dena

  14. This card is a true beauty, the image is so great. Bye Mascha

  15. This is so sweet and just perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this time. luv gina xx

  16. great card loveit hugs christa

  17. Holy cow how did I miss this card, this rocks, love the acetate with the lace wave and of course scrummy colouring, feels like she's really under the sea!

  18. Really beautiful card love the design & Tilda looks fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us girlies over at Crafts & Me, good luck.

    Hugs Vicky xx

  19. Wow Corry this is spectacular darling I love how you mad the window and added the lace
    Hugs Susie xx

  20. Wowzers girl *picks jaw from floor* One awesome design, just beautiful! Thank You for playing my ‘Under the Sea’ Challenge at Crafts & Me!