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Thursday 6 February 2014

Tilda in Havana, Seeing Red for Marvelous Magnolia DT

Happy Thursday all! It's sooooo close to the weekend and my week off work I can almost taste it lol, but I'm here today with my DT card for Marvelous Magnolia.

This week the challenge is Seeing Red, so we want to see some red on your project...not hard with Valentine's Day just around the corner...of course it needn't be a Valentine's card, but it must have some red on it.

For my card I used some wonderful Pion Papers and Tilda in Havana and for a change I coloured her in Distress Inks.  I'm not 100% happy with the way she looks, but I'm still very new at DI colouring, so I hope to get better, I  really have to stop myself colouring the same way that I do with my Copics, it's a very different process. There's links to items used at the end of the post, all flowers and ribbon are from The Ribbon Girl.

I sat her in some of my Spellbinders nesting hearts. I think this card with the postcard and stamps woudl make a nice 'missing you' card, or a 'wish you were here'.  The postcard, tags and little stamps come from element sheets, love that Pion do this.  The border of the card at the edges is cut with a Doohickey Die and given a treatment of Tattered Rose DI.

Love this bow, I must admit this ribbon isn't my usual type, but it's gorgeous and it makes lovely bows holding it's shape really nicely.  The bling is Prima.

  A view of the sweet little tags, I hand cut them from the sheet and mounted them on some stiff cardstock.

A view of the inside, with paper this pretty there's no need to do much embellishing, and there's plenty of space to write a message.

So that's my inspiration, do visit the rest of the DT, their creations are stunning this week, and we have some new girls on the team too, so show them some love.

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That's it from me today, my baby is coming up from London this weekend to visit with me for my birthday, so I probably won't be around till my post for Dies to Die for on Tuesday,  have a great weekend!! : ) x x


  1. Stunning, stunning! DI's really suit the subtle colours of the Pion papers Linda and as always I adore your embellishments. In fact I've spent quite a lot of today looking at your past posts to get some ideas of how to embellish my daughters' birthday card. I'm nearly finished now It's been a long process, lol. Enjoy your happy week ahead!

  2. Absolutely stunning Linda.
    Your colouring is just fine.
    Hugs, Donna x
    P.S. Enjoy your Birthday. x

  3. This is stunning Linda. I love the image, such gorgeous papers and wonderful layout.
    I hope you have a fabulous weekend and enjoy you much deserved time off work.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Wow, wow, wow Linda this is absolutely stunning - I love it!! Love all the gorgeous elements and you have done a fab job of colouring with DIs too!
    Have a lovely week off!!
    Gina x

  5. Awesome creation Linda, love all of it! Tilda looks adorable sat on those hearts, the papers are gorgeous and there are so many details to love too!
    Hugs Nicola xxx


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