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Monday 11 November 2013

GDT - Marvelous Magnolia Birthday Bash

Good morning to all my wonderful followers and visitors.  I bet your surprised to see a post from me on a Monday no?  Obviously this post is scheduled as I shall be beavering away at work when this goes live.

What's the reason for posting on a Monday I hear you cry, well it's simple, I was recently asked by the fabulous Rina, to guest and make a card Marvelous Magnolia for their Big Birthday Bash, of course I said yes!  If you're not familiar with Marvelous Magnolia, they're an awesome Magnolia only challenge blog that runs new challenges weekly with fab prizes.  Currently for their birthday bash they're having a special celebration, not only are they holding their usual challenge (running for 2 weeks this time), but also all the DT ladies are offering their own creations (and really they are amazing) as special prizes, not content with that they've been having a guest designer every day for 10 days and if you leave a comment on the GDT post you have a chance of winning a prize from that sponsor!

This is the card I made.

I decided to make an oval easel card, using some large Spellbinders dies.  Papers are by Bildmalarna. All are inked with DI in Pumice Stone and stitched with white Top Stitch thread. The hot air ballon is made with a La La Land Crafts die, I've added a little frantage in Shabby Pink.

This little cutie is Celebration Tilda, isn't she gorgeous?  I've coloured her with my Copics and added a little Glamour dust for sparkle. She's sitting on a die-cut made with La La Land Craft's String of Hearts Die.

The tag is Magnolia DooHickey So Wrapped Lovely. I've added pink seam binding and rolled ribbon roses from The Ribbon Girl.  You can just see the Heart Doily Border also from LLLC peeking out behind the tag and flowers.

The rest of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The inside is decorated with matching papers.  The stamps and die used to make the tickets are from Whimsy and the little heart scrabble tiles are also from a Whimsy stamp set.  The whole card has been finished off with some hand coloured pearls and some Prima pearl flourishes.

I do hope you like my card for the Big Birthday Bash at Marvelous Magnolia, don't forget to pop across and leave a comment on the post there, you have a chance if winning a prize from 

Scrapbooking Boutique

I'll be popping this card into my


store later this evening once I'm home form work.

Enjoy the rest of your day! :) xx

Entered in the following challenges:

Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - #82 Shabby Chic or Vintage
Addicted to Stamps #69 Punches & Dies
Hanna & Friends #184 Glitter


  1. Just gorgeous, so much work has gone into this delightful creation. Gorgeous layout, colours, well everything. Love Jane x

  2. Wow!!! Your easel card is stunning.
    I love the pretty colours and all the yummy detail. It's just sooooo beautiful.
    Donna x

  3. Hello Linda, this one is absolutly gorgeous. Love the diecuts you have used, love your coloring. It si beautyfull.
    Hugs Aartje

  4. Wow Wow Wow! This is Sensational! I just love every Embellie about this Card and your colouring Amazing!

  5. Gorgeous card, love the round shape and all the beautiful details.
    Hugs Charlotte

  6. What a beauty Linda!!
    Love the circles, the balloon and coloring!
    Thank you for sharing!!
    Have a nice week

  7. Oh WOW!!!! Your folds are unbelievable!!!!! Love your card and all the wonderful details. I also really like how you took your picture. Hugs, Brigitte

  8. Stunning!!! Gorgeous Coloring.. Love the Colors.. The layers of paper in circles are so Beautiful.. I love dies.. and All of these cut outs are stunning together!!! Beautiful Work..- So much to look at ... and Beautiful Details! :o)

  9. OMG!! Linda, this card is absolutely stunning! You used my favorite color :) I wish this was part of the giveaway :( Love all the details you added. TFS hugs - Letty

  10. WOWSA! This is extraordinary ! I can only imagine all the creativity and time this took to design and make! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at 7Kids College Fund!

  11. Gorgeous card! I love the combo colors, the embellishments so shabby, ... . Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Wonderfull card.
    I love it.
    Huggs jackelien

  13. Wow, what can I say except, STUNNING as usual. Fantastic card, it must have taken you hours there is so much detail and work in it.

  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous card! Love the die you have used and your wonderful colouring! Thank you for taking part in our birthday
    bash celebrations.
    Marvelous Magnolia DT

  15. Hi Linda, this card is another beauty ! love the colors and your coloring

  16. wow..! it's a gorgeous card..and your coloring is amazing...lovely pleats on Tilda's outfit. Thank you for celebrating Marvelous Magnolia birthday bash with us.
    hugs, shien shien

  17. Wow!!! A beautiful card. :)

  18. Wow Linda!! This is such a beautiful Birthday card, I love it! Somebody is gonna be really happy with this one ;-) :D!

  19. Your card is outstanding. Every inch is gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us at 7 kids college fund.
    Hugs Kelly

  20. Linda: I'm an old follower of yours!! God's gracious this card is just so awesome. I hope one fine day I can be even half creative as what you are. Really your card is so beautiful with the perfect sentiments, cute Tilda, amazing flowers and yes the beautiful dies!!


  21. Lovely card, fabulous stamp coloring. I love this hot-air baloon die. Thank you very much Linda for participating as GDT in Marvelous Magnolia first birthday with this super pretty card, so proud of you agreed to celebrate this birthday with us. Thank you. Elena F.

  22. A gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ATSC!
    Hugs Kjersti:)


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Linda xx