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Friday, 12 June 2009

Stamp Something / Just Magnolia


Good morning, wow, is it Friday alreaady?? I have been so busy I do not know if I am coming or going. Phew, at least it is almost the weekend!! I had a great evening yesterday - my son and his band (singing not brass) had their first proper gig at The Loft in Xscape. They were really fab and got a really good response from the people in the bar. I seemed to be twice the age of everyone else there but who cares!!!!

So, onto this weeks challenge on Stamp Something and we have a SKETCH!!!! Woohoo, my favourite type of challenge!




We were all sent a stamp to play with from our sponsors Dog Gone Stamps so I just had to make a christmas card with it, the sketch is such a lovely one to follow and great for an A5 card. I hope you can visit the blog to see the rest of the cards by the DT and I hope you can all join in - remember you can combine with other challenges too!

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Another week already for us all on Just Magnolia and we have a lovely challenge for you all. This week it is PAPER PIECING so lets see your favourite papers being used in a fun way rather than just as backing papers. Our sponsor this week is the lovely Jill from The Hobby House and she has offered a fab prize to this weeks winner.




Well, it is another christmas card from me - aren't I doing well, lol! I love all the non traditional colours and purple is one of my favourite colours for any time of the year. It is also the first time I have used my Diamond Dust - the effect it gives the snowflake is so pretty. You can win some Diamond Dust as part of this weeks prize - I love it and will be using it lots and lots on my cards from now on. I have followed the great sketch over on ICS , good to play along with all my old DT buddies :o)





Here is a closer look at Tilda and that snowflake - I adore Tilda, she is so sweet. Make sure you look at the rest of the DTs cards - you know that they are all just fabulous and will provide so much inspiration.
Remember to pop back tomorrow for a very special Penny Black Saturday Challenge - it is ouor birthday and there are going to be some fabulous give-aways!!

40 comments:

papercraftsbyrach said...

hiya sweetie, glad that your son and his band had a good response yesterday..
your cards that you have made are wonderful.. love the diamond dust you have used. looks so pretty. hugs rachxx

Tab said...

Two totally divine cards sweetie! Just love the images and both colours to perfection! My heart does lie though with the Tilda one, hee hee, she is a realy beauty and I love all the diamond dust you have used, just delish!
Hugs Tab xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Hi Marcea,
When I read the loft I thought you'd been on Hollyoaks there for a minute!
Oh that is so brilliant that they were so well received how wonderful be be able to play music like that!
I love your gorgeous cards!
Such gorgeous images and your paper and detail is fabulous!
Have a great weekend!
hugs
kim x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Marcea, I love your Tilda, shes gorgeous and the colour I love anyway. The other card is so much like my grandson, he loves skiing so he would love that one. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hunny two little stunners here, love the cute Tilda and that Mans Christmas card is such fun, fabulous colouring as always sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Jennifer said...

Omg Marcea, that is one of the nicest Christmas cards I've ever seen! I love the colours and layout. The diamond dust looks amazing.
Hugs
Jen x

mar1ene said...

Stunning cards, love 'm :)
Have a wonderful weekend,
Marlene xx

Erin... said...

two fabulous cards here!!! Way to go on tackling some christmas cards so early!!! love your coloring and papers from the first and tilda looks so cute in her paper pieced dress!!

lisa said...

Really beautiful cards, Marcea. You are so good doing Christmas cards. I don't start mine until about 3 weeks before!!!!

Lisax

Katie Renz said...

Oh I love how both cards are holidayish, but so different. Great images and lots of cool details.

Tricia said...

so stinkin cute Marcea! I just love looking at the details on your cards!

Alex said...

glad to hear your son is doing so well with his band, how cool!

Your cards are fabulous - I just love the winter one, the blues are amazing and just make the card pop! And, your magnolia card is beautiful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Love the purple Magnolia card, especially the charm and the snowflake.

Liefs, Renata

POPPET said...

Glad that they got a good response, your a right musical family :)

Cards are great both of them, cant believe that you are doing xmas one lol your on the ball, have a great weekend hugs pops x x x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

hiya hun how are you? Love the cards the first one is funny, & a good bit of fun & the Tilda is gorgeous x

Mina said...

wow two totally stunning cards Marcea, I love that skier on your stamp something card hes great and your JM card well...just perfect everything about it xxx

Jill said...

fantastic cards Marcea I love the image and papers you've used so pretty hugs Jill xx

Heather said...

I LOVE non traditional color schemes on Christmas cards. yours is lovely! Your coloring is perfect and i love what you did with the sketch! So glad you were able to join us over at ICS this week!

Shelly said...

Hi Marcea! Love you card for SS challenge, we all had really different stamps! You're such an organised bunny doing Xmas cards, I love Tilda, fab colours and just adore that dust!
Shelly x

Shelly said...

Oh yeah, forgot to say congrats for your son's first gig! I can't believe you're old enough to have a "big" son!
Shelly xx

Naoual said...

Hi sweetie, your cards are gorgeous! I LOVE the colouring on the first card and the paper piecing on your second card looks fab!! Love the snow star, just gorgeous!

Have a fabulous weekend honey,

Hugs, Naoual

Vicky said...

Fab christmas cards Marcea! You'll have them all finished by August at this rate!!
Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Terry said...

Hiya Marcea, wow hun what some beautifull cards you made again...just wonderfull...and the second card is my favorite colour hihih...Thanks for sharing hun....Diamands are a girls best friend...hugs terry

Natalie said...

Two great cards Marcea. x

martinescrafts said...

I adore your cards darlin, they are both gorgeous, i love your tilda image and the papers you have used go perfectly with her :), and ooo doesnt that diamond dust look gorgeous, must get me some of that :) :)


hope you have a fab weekend hun


xx

Martine

Regina said...

beautiful cards! love the color combos. thanks for playing along at ICS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These cards are both gorgeous!! Love your Tilda in purple with all the textures and the blue card looks very wintry. What a neat sketch!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Sally said...

Marcea,
Your cards are fabulous. I am so glad to hear that your son's band had such a good response and who cares if you were twice the age of everyone their. It was you son. I can just imagine that you were glowing with pride.

Risa said...

Both of your cards are too cute Marcea! The colors and image of your first card are cute! I'm super lovin your second card. I love the color combo. Tilda is very pretty and your paper piecing rocks!
hugs
Risa:)

Mephisto said...

Hi Dear,
this Cards are so sweet!!!

Hugs
DOmi

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous christmas cards, love the images and fab colours.
luv
Debby

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Two beautiful creations Marcea! Love the fun papers and design of the first one, you made that image work perfectly with the sketch. YOur Tilda is super sweet too! Love that snowflake! :)

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Marcea, these are two beautiful cards. My DD would love the purple one.. I may have to borrow your colour combo for her!

Thanks for taking part at ICS this week.
x

Liz Weber said...

Gorgeous cards Marcea - I just love your excellent colours for that beautiful christmas card using ICS #20. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nicola said...

WTG Ryan woo hoo.
Fabulous cards Marcea, love the images on both and the blues of the first. Wow that diamond dust looks awesome and so does Tilda. Such pretty layouts and papers and perfect colouring as always.
Hugs,
Mum -x-

Terrie B x said...

Way to go Ryan!!!Yahaha..
Marcea your cards are sooo beautiful..
Great to catch up!!!
Hope your enjoying your weekend :) x

wendipooh13 said...

gorgeous cards and love all the details... lovin the gold ribbon on the fist one, what a great accent!! great job with the IC sketch this week!!

Karen said...

Hi Marcea, gorgeous card as always. I especially love the Christmas Tilda one - simply stunning. Thanks for popping by to join us this week at ICS - we miss you!
Karen x

scrapnnMO said...

OMGoodness Marcea your cards are sooo adorable and CUTE! Love what you did with the sketch! Lovely color scheme on both to! WOW! Thanks so much for playing along! ;)
♥Dawn♥

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