10 June 2012

Sweet Magnolia, the circus and some foxgloves ..........

I was lucky to be asked to be a Guest DT for this week's Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge - this is my card which uses one of my favourite colour combinations - pinks and creams. Ribbon Girl are sponsoring - please pop over if you can and have a look at the fabulous projects made by the Lovely Hanglar & Magnolia design team - well worth a look!

I coloured Tilda in with distress inks on watercolour paper and added old rose pleated organza, old rose 16mm satin ribbon, cream riny ric rac, cream jute mesh ribbon, stardust stickles, ivory rose organza ribbon and liking lilac self adhesive pearls - all from here

Andrea and I spent Saturday at a Molly Blooms crafting class in Middlesbrough taught by the designer Claire Rowlands - we had a fabulous day and finished off our two circus  projects today - well, we had to spend some time yesterday sampling all of the delicious goodies Jean had baked with the help of Olivia - thanks girls!  Here is a photo of one of the projects, almost completed -  it really needs another Molly Blooms 'sitting' stamp colouring up and positioning in front of the horse.  I'll post another later in the week.

The inside of the 3-d card, it took ages to colour and cut out the carousel! We had such fun making the actual card and steps - some ladies worked in cms and some in inches - you can imagine the giggling as we kept getting mixed up and couldn't tell our left from our right lol!

This shot shows the 'doors' at the side

I also wanted to include a photograph taken this morning in our back garden - so much rain has fallen recently that the foxgloves have shot up like wildfire - they are beautiful though and as is usually the case, I didn't plant them - seeds from a long ago foxglove must have fallen in the soil, or a bird must have dropped seeds in the garden!

See you soon, Mary G x


arjette said...

What an awesome card!!!!
Your carousel card is beautiful too!!!!

gr. arjette.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

hey - I've just seen your comment below mine over at Janes Journal and thought 'I know her'!
Actually I don't at all - but I have bought a fair few things from your lovely shop (and wrote you some nice feedback and mentioned you on my blog once!)
I did not need to find your blog as i go off to bed...but will be back tomorrow for a good read.
fee @ chipper nelly

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Mary :-) The carousel one is absolutely amazing !! WOW !!
Sounds like you had a fab fun time making it too :-)

Lols x x x