Thursday, January 21, 2010



This amazing card "Tilda's First Snow" was created by Angie Hunt. Angie has only been working with Copics for two months and was introduced to Magnolia's only a month ago. When I spoke with Angie it seems the love affair with "Maggies" has begun. We all know how that happens.

I chose her card for the Award of Excellence for a number of reasons.

First, the superb colouring. I think you will agree it appears a seasoned Copic user created such CardART.

Second, how she created Tilda to be the focal point by adding the perfect size print for each layer of paper. When you mix prints also vary the scale of the pattern. The colour of the papers do not compete with the image but enhance it.

Third, I love the dimension she has created by adding the snowflakes and the snow on the stone wall.

Fourth, the addition of the little white lines, not too many as this can over power the image and it is easy to get them in the wrong places. Remember they are a highlight, emphasize on "high" meaning the light part of your image versus the shadowed area.

Fifth, embellishments are not overdone. Sometimes when too many embellishments are used you overcrowd the image and it no longer becomes the focal feature. Embellishments add interest but should not become the main stay of the card if you are using a stamped image.

I could go on but I think you can see why I chose to feature Angie's card. It is stunning! Be sure to leave her a little love.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hello everyone,
I have a terrible cold at the moment. My dear granddaughter gave it to me! I had a dental appointment today and they wouldn't see because of it. I was a bit bummed, they wear masks and gloves. I crawled out of bed to go as wehave had to re schedule this appointment 3 times for some reason or another.

We leave for CHA on Friday. My friend Donna, who is helping me, will get all the orders packed tomorrow for shipping on Friday. I know Magnolia Sweden is ready to announce the next Collection but they are having major computer problems. If it is released while I am away I will try to get the images in the store for Pre-Orders.

I had so much fun visiting the blogs of the Design Team. Were their creations not amazing? Now that the hop is over I thought you might like to see all of the cards in one place.

Becca Feeken

Cheryl Rowley

Jacqueline Beddingfield

Sharon Caudle

Suzanne Dean

Kerry Donovan Casey

Enjoy the wonderful cards from our extraordinary Design Team.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I am very excited to take part in my very first Blog Hop. The "Pretty in Pink" Blog Hop is hosted by the Design Team for Magnolia-licious. You have been on a very exciting and hopefully inspiring journey viewing all the wonderful "Pink" creations. I humbly submit my creation. Since discovering Easel cards it is all I seem to make. I LOVE THEM and they provide many different options. Instead of attaching a square of card stock to your easel try adding a whole card.
For my card I chose paper from the Magnolia Collection "Yummy for Your Tummy". It is a lavender pink checked paper that matched perfectly to SU Pale Plum. The flower image is from "Lazy Summer Days" Collection #427 Lazy Summer Flowers and  #222 Bunny Tilda Check out #224 Lazy Summer Tilda. For a quick and easy card combine Tilda with the flowers.
Flesh: E000, E00, E11
Blush: R20
Hair: Y19, E33, E35
Outfit: RV91, RV95, YG93, YG95
Grass and Leaves: YG93, YG95
Flowers: RV91, RV95, RV69, Y19
Basket: E33, E35
Eggs: Y19, RV91, RV95
For sparkle I used "Diamond" color Stickles

As you can see I have used the same markers for different aspects of my card. I designed this card for a class I am going to teach at a "Card Making Retreat" on Vancouver Island so I had to keep the total of the markers to a bare minimum.
If you would like to take a return journey, start again at your first port of call, the wonderful blog of the incredibly talented Kerry Donovan Casey
There is an amazing prize "A Plethora of Pink" for some lucky person. You will be uploading your card to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog. There is a photo of the prize on the blog plus I might include a Maggie or two. I do hope you will take part.

If you would like a chance at winning the "Bunny Tilda" stamp please leave a comment.


Sunday, January 10, 2010


Isn't this an absolutely stunning card! Debra James created this wedding card to celebrate her daughter's wedding. She chose these two Magnolia stamps as they are so like the newlyweds. By giving #3009 Christmas Morning Tilda a bouquet she was able to use her as a Bride and Edwin looks so dapper in his suit. Edwin is from the St. Patricks Day Collection which is on order.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


This frame card caught my attention because of its technique and excellence. It is a beautiful layout, just love the keys and patterned paper. This is a perfect example of masking. For more details check out Barb Hardeman's blog. If you want to join in the Challenge go to the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog. There is a prize.

Kerry Donavan Casey created this masterpiece for the challenge. Isn't she gorgeous. This Tilda is from a new Collection which has not been announced yet. I love these "grown up" Tildas'. The #483 alota Cupcake is available in the Magnolia-licious store.

More Frame Cards

This fabulous card "Fairy Tales" was created by Claudia Rosa for the January Project Challenge for the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group. Details of the card are here. Instructions to make the card can be found here.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

One more card to bring you today. This Tilda #3002 Unwrapped Tilda is actually a Christmas Stamp but as you can see it is the PERFECT stamp for Birthdays. Once again Claudia Rosa has created what I like to call "CardArt", brilliant designer.

Spring is in the air and Claudia has brought it to life with this stunning "Frame" Card. The sun image is #421, Tilda is #227 Flower Basket. Complete instructions can be found HERE.

This absolute beauty was created by the awesome Sharon Caudle. This too is an upcoming image soon to be released. I think it is the perfect Valentine Card.

Jacqueline Beddingfield created this wonderful masterpiece. Her "window" is done on the outside of the card creating a box frame. This figure will be coming soon.

This is the fabulous card done by Suzanne Dean I love the ruffle. Isn't she elegant!

Good afternoon,
The sun is finally shining here in Surrey, British Columbia and it is a glorious day.
As you know I have a fabulous team of designers and I would like to share what they are up to. There is a fabulous January Project Challenge going on at Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog . It is a "Frame or Recessed Window" card. You will find a link for the instructions on the Highlites Blog, done by Claudia Rosa You can participate too and have a chance at winning a Magnolia stamp. I would like to show you some of the cards.
I fell in love with Cheryl Rowley's card as soon as I saw it. Edwin is #147 On Sled, and #571 Winter Fence.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hi, me again...
Be sure to join us and become a member of the Yahoo Group Magnolia-licious
You will receive monthly discount codes that ensure you are paying the lowest price for your Magnolia Stamps online. We also carry the largest inventory and accept special requests.

We have a fabulous
contest with incredible prizes called THE LAND OF MAGNOLIA. Join the group for more details. The first prize is a $225.00 stamp shopping spree, second prize $150.00 stamp shopping spree, third prize $75.00 stamp shopping spree , honorable mention $25.00 stamp shopping spree . Not finished yet..... also two spot prizes, each will receive the Magnolia Sweden Winter Kit.
I think that is all the news for now. Stay tuned to hear about "Christmas all year long" club run by Julie Glasgow. later