Friday, 8 May 2009

Stamp Something / Just Magnolia

Good morning and time for a double whammy of cards from me today. Both different from my usual but hey, it is always good to try something new. As I mentioned last week, we are saying goodbye to several members of our DT on Stamp Something and as a way of honouring their hard work we are spotlighting a different member each week. This week it is Melissa's turn and we have had to make a 'birthday something' using her favourite colour .... pink.

I have decided to case one of her cards and have a go at her beautiful clean lines. Not like my usual fussy, more is more type that I tend to do, lol.

I actually really enjoyed making this card and who knows, i may make more like it too ... although I had to sit on my hands not to stick on a few flowers and charms, lol. Please pop over and check out Melissa's blog ... will miss you sweetie :o)

Here is my card for this weeks challenge on Just Magnolia - can you believe it is week 4 already!!!!!! Thankyou all so much for your continued support. This weeks challenge is 'In Stitches' but do not worry if you have not got a sewing machine. You can do any type of stitching - machine, hand or even faux. I am amazed by the DT's cards - you will not believe some of the stitching is faux - wow, what talent!

I decided to get my pricky tool and a stitching pattern out to create some corners for my image. I had to chop it about a bit to fit but I think it worked out ok in the end. I used blending filament to stitch with becauseI liked the shiny finish but boy was it a nightmare to work with!

Another bunch of paper roses - I am loving these so expect to see a few more popping up on my cards over the coming weeks.
Tooth update - still sore and I now feel really yuck on my new antibiotics. I hope these work and that the sickness is worth it :o(
I won't even be able to have a glass of wine with my birthday meal this year (sob).
A final note (how old do I feel), it is my son's last day at High School today. Where have the years gone? It is his prom tonight so I will post piccies over the weekend.
I hope you all have a wonderful day.


Rach said...

two fantastically gorgeous cards honey. the first one is so elegant and clean.. beautiful. and i am blown away by your stitching detail on your just magnolia card.. wow girl you have so much more patients than me..... i hate hand sewing and will avoid it at all costs.. besides i can't even thread the ruddy needle.. lol..


Good morning hunny, i hope your tooth is sorted soon. I have the dentist this morning and dreading it, im such a baby im afraid. Wow what gorgeous cards hunny both of them. I love them both equally the stitching is fabulous hunny. I might actually get my sewing needles out and have a go, if i can see the hole of the needle to thread it!!!! its my age im completely going to pot!!!

Have a great weekend hunny, hugs Linda x

Kim Piggott said...

Marcea your cards are amazing!
Such beautiful designs and wonderful detail!
Love your little Tilda how cute does she look!
So sorry about your toothy pegs that is not fun and no wine for the birthday girl what's going on!
Take care and wait until you are a Grandma and then think about how old you are getting!
big hugs
kim x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Love your case card and wow you did an awesome job with your stitching on the second. Gorgeous as always, Have a great weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Nicola said...

Two very beautiful cards Marcea, I love the clean lines of 1st card - so classy and elegant.
Your Tilda blows me away, Such a beautiful image and perfect colouring - I do love your shading. Fabulous detail with your beautiful hand stitching and those roses are so pretty.
Sorry about toothy peg, if I could take away the pain I would. xxx

clare said...

Morning Hun..WOW..what gorgeous cards you've made..your stitching is fab love the colours on the cards.TFS and hope your feeling better soon..and hope your son has a lovely time at his prom..never had all that when i was in school.
hope you have a lovely weekend hugs clarex

Vicky said...

Wow Marcea. These are fab cards. The stitching on your Tilda challenge card is just fabulous and looks like it took some time to do, but boy is it worth it! Hope the antibiotics kick in real soon and your tooth ache dissapears!
Hugs, Vicky x

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous cards as always Marcea. I know what you mean about having to sit on your hands when it comes to embellishing a card lol!
Your stitching on the Magnolia card is fab, I'll have to put on my thinking cap for this one.
I'm so sorry that your dental problem is still not sorted, sending you a big hug.
I hope you have a great birthday. (I'll have a glass of wine for you lol!)
Jen x

nessy said...

two gorgeous cards marcea ~beautifully made.
hope your tooth is soon sorted and you feel better very soon
vanessa xx

Nannieflash said...

oh poor you Marcea, you are not the only blogger at the moment with tooth problems, luckily at the moment im ok. I love the card, youve really spent a lot of time of that stitching, its beautiful. The card is a stunner. Well done, love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Terry said...

Wowie Marcea what a incredible and beautifull cards you made again...Jusst stunning....thanks for sharing them with us hun, I just love it.....hugs terry

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

fab cards, I love the stitching on the Magnolia one. Gorgeous colours too x x

mar1ene said...

Wow, stunning cards Marcea, love the elegance of the first one and the uber cuteness of the second!! fabulous :)
Have3 a great weekend!
Hugs, Marlene x

Sally said...

Beautiful cards. Lately I have been tending to lean more toward the clean lines. I must be sick.

ribenaruby said...

Wow, the magnolia card looks so intricate, beautiful, love the colours chosen. Just popping by to say thank you for enterin my candy, linking, you're too kind and good luck!

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Marcea,l love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow your cards are so pretty, awesome work.

Melissa said...'s beautiful Marcea! And thank you for the sweet sweet words!

Many Blessings,

Alex said...

Your CASE card turned out beautiful Marcea - I love what you did!!! And, your Magnolia card is darling, just love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lauren said...

These are gorgeous Marcea!

Emily said...

These are both beautiful Marcea! Love your case of Melissa! The papers you used look great! I love the stitching on your second card! Wow! The layout and colors look great too!

CraftyC said...

Hi Marcea, or Nicola's daughter or Bessies Niece lol. Yes, I got the message, must be great having so many crafters in the family, no one here really cares (boohoo). Love your cards especially Tilda, great colours. Have a fab weekend

Melly said...

Wow the cards are gorjuss! Love the magnolia with the stitching! It looks fab! Left you a wee gift on my blog xxx

yvonne said...

Beautiful, and WOW opn your stitching.. how lovely it looks . Stunning , truly stunning

Natalie said...

Marcea these are just gorgeous, I love the last one especially. x

Martine said...

wow your cards a re gorgeous hun, i love your papers in the first one, and i think you have cased melissa's card beautifully :), i love love love your colour choice on this weeks tilda card, and the stitching detail is wonderful



Mina said...

gorgeous cards...I just love the stitching on your JM card...beautiful xxx

Cindy said...

Oh, you had me laughing with your description of sitting on your hands. You know we all do that sometimes! I think both your cards are very beautiful!

Tara said...

Wow Marcea, your Magnolia card is just stunning and the stitching is amazing!! xx

Susie Sugar said...

Stunning cards , and fantastic stitchng you are clever I can't stitch for toffee !! lol
Hugs Susie xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Hi Marcea

Both gorgeous cards hun. Love the stitching on the Magnolia card.

Enjoy your weekend.

Joanne x

Tab said...

Fabulous cards sweetie, and my word look at that stitching, truly fab! Stunning colours too, and of course I love this sweet Tilda!
Hugs Tab xxx

Minx said...

Oh yummy cards, the first so elegant and the second so sweet :O)

Stacey said...

These are both gorgeous cards Marcea, loving the pretty stitching and your gorgeous colouring.

Hope you get lots of presents to make up for that naughty tooth ~♥~

tracie said...

oh wow hun these are fabulous.. love the sentiment stamps ~ very elegant creations and your Tilda is gorgeous.. the stitching looks stunning hun.
Have a great weekend
Tracie x

Poppy said...

wow love them both, great stitching.

Jill said...

2 stunning cards Marcea and I just adore your stitching on the Tilda card it's stunning hugs Jill xx

Tasha said...

Marcea these two cards are beautiful! They are so scrummy! Loving all the detail and the colours
love tasha xx

Bev said...

Two amazing cards sweetie, love the simplicity and elegance of the first one, and good on you for sitting on your hands and not adding flowers to it lol.

Love the stitching on your Magnolia card - I can see who you take after!!!! xx

Emma said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the both and your stitching is wow!!
Emma x


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