So on to this week's challenge - we want you to create a card or project with one of the ever so precious Magnolia stamps.
I've made two cards:
This is my third week on the DT at Stamptacular and in honour of our April sponsor I have used Tilda for my two previous cards. This week, for my first card, I have chosen an older Magnolia stamp which is neither Tilda nor Edwin but a tree! Half a tree actually. The stamp has foliage on both sides of the trunk but I decided to use only part of it.
My poor father-in-law broke his leg at the end of 2009, just a fraction below his hip. At nearly 90 years of age he has really struggled to get back to the level of fitness he enjoyed before his fall (he was still skiing at 86!!!). Recently the pin the surgeons put in his leg moved and was digging into the bone. Needless to say, he is in a great deal of pain but he is as also terribly worried about the surgery required to fix the problem. No surgery is risk free but at 89 the risks clearly go up.
I made this card to give him on the day of his operation.
My DP is Curio by Basic Grey - I love these papers. I stamped some tickets (by Autumn Leaves) on Kraft and popped them in a little "envelope" covered with a sticker which is also stamped with just the words from the ticket stamp. The tickets just poke out of the envelope but I have pulled one all the way out so you can see it. I was very pleased with this card. Magnolia-licious are offering another two minis this week for one lucky randomly chosen entrant.
I am also entering this card into Papertake Weekly where the theme is "truly dimensional" and Copic Creations who just want to know what our favourite paper medium is for Copic colouring. Mine is Ryman's colour copy 200gsm light card stock. It comes in white and in cream but the white, for some reason is better.
For my second card I have used the lovely "Pat a Cake" by Elisabeth Bell and I'm also entering this one into the Digi Bell Blog Challenge to use your favourite image. I love all of Elisabeth Bell's work and so they are all favourites. This is a card for our Grandson to give to his Mummy. He is only twenty months old and can't make one himself! I coloured my image with Copics. Unfortunately, I have just run out of the Ryman's card stock I use for my Copics and I had some problems with bleeding so don't look too closely. Papers are Basic Grey Green at Heart, Flowers are Prima and the sentiment is stamped using a variety of different letters cut out from existing stamps! There is a little Papermania ribbon and bow and some brads to add some sparkle. The little boy looks a bit like our Grandson.
Check out the lovely inspiration from my teamies and come and play along with us. In addition to the Magnolia-licious prize, Elisabeth Bell are offering one lucky winner two digi stamps! And don't forget to Stamp. We don't call the challenge STAMPtacula for nothing!
I am entering this card into Creative Card Crew where the theme is "Spring" - the perfect time of the year for playing Pat-a-Cake on the lawn amidst the flowers!