Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fantastic News Guest DT for a week & Challenges

Hi all, Finally come down off the ceiling, one of my ambitions this year is try and achieve a DT position (got 11.5 months), not an easy achievement considering all that fantastic talent out there. Anyway Doodle Palace have asked me to be Guest Designer in a couple of weeks (my card won their challenge Then at work took a sneek peak at my blog and found I have 35 talented followers a following little old me, so you can imagine the grin on my face, Morgan said he didn't know I could skip!! LOL!! Anyway enough waffle.
This card has been created with one or two challenges in mind and has been possible because of my lovely friend Debbie P at stamp camp we exchanged swaps (she has one awesome collection of Magnolias) and she let us all have the use of her cuttlebug inc embossing folders and cutters, so needless to say I am topped up with Snowflakes until I get my own, which hopefully won't be too long. Thanks Debbie.
Materials used

Touchmarker/copics to colour (still practicing)

3D Kindyglitz puff white then coated in powder fluff for the trims,
Then I had to go to the craft shop to buy something new (what a shame LOL) so I bought 3D Kindyglitz GLT Lilac for her wings, also bought Crackle accents, which you will see my disaster at the end, also bought some chipboard birds to colour like a robin, then found the Magnolia bird, possible could be a duck, but it's Christmas and he is in fancy dress as a robin LOL! As you English people will know there are often Robins around when it is snowing.

Special effects for her cheeks and boots

Magnolia DSP Papers - Kellie's Magnolia Store

Ribbon and tag Kaisercraft
brad, threads - my stash

Now for the tricky bit, I cut around her thumb on her mitten so I could place the thread under so it looks like she is holding it

I have torn in various places and stitched it up as a repair, also knotted the potential rope as a repair too, so hopefully this should qualify for Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge seeing as my tag was a disaster.

I have turned this card into an 84th Birthday card for our children's Great Aunty Nan (on Edward's side) in England, as some of you will know they are very much covered in snow, so she looks like to be having a snowy birthday. This is the inside of the card, this special lady has certainly lived, laughed and loved, we definately miss her, she reminds me so much of my very late nana.

Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge #1 - sketch
Bizzy Bec's Creatalicious Challenge #5 - Something Old, Something New, SomethingTorn and Something Blue

Just Magnolia - Paper Pleating

Stampin Sisters in Christ #21 - to try and have your creation looking broken but then fixed

The Corrosive Challenge #46 - Distressing

Stamp With Fun #41 - Snowflakes

Cupcake Craft Challenges #73 - Girly Card

Roses on Paper #29 - Show us Winter

Tuesday Taggers - Tag it with Birds

The Pink Elephant #49 - Birthday

Flutter By Wednesday #92 - butterfly, fairy or angel + candy

Alphabet Challenge K - is for kids

Creative Inspirations Challenge #43 - New Year, New Products


Simon Says Challenge - Shabby Chic, signs of wear and tear, distressing, whites worn or bleached and Design Team Call

Phew got there in the end!

Edited to add to tell you about Chris's Freebie Friday #22 at Catt's Scratching Post chance to win a gorgeous stamp when entering the Simon Says Challenge, please give her a visit.

Thank you very much for looking, happy crafting, take careX:)

As you can see I need to visit a tutorial LOL!

Realised when posting forgot my middle strip oops! so posted new photo but colours look so different when taken at night. (this is the one with the missing dsp).


  1. fabulous card Annette and congratulations on your GD post :-) i love this image and the little robin on the tag is a perfect finishing touch :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)

    Lols x x

  2. This is a fabulous card Annette, the attention to detail was certainly worthwhile, I'm sure she'll love it! And yes it is still very white over here atm! Many thanks for joining in with the Alphabet challenge this week :)

  3. What a gorgeous card. Such a pretty image and the papers are definitely girly! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  4. What a cute card. Love the image and the papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

  5. Fabulous card, so much detail. Congrats on your GDT spot and hope you'll soon fulfill you dream. Thanks for playing along with TT this week.
    Pat xx

  6. Whew, lots of challenges on there!! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge and congrats on the guest DT!

  7. great card!! I am impressed how you got all those challenges done! amazing!! Thanks for playing with Magnolia Stamp lovers challenge blog!!


  8. Nice job Annette! Isn't it funny that you know about your "misshaps" but nobody else does. It's beautiful!

  9. Very pretty! I love the colors. Very cool idea to make her hold the thread too! Thanks for playing along with our Magnolia Challenge!!!

  10. Holy smokes! WTG on all those challenges, that's awesome!! Your card is so cute and Tilda looks like she's ready to go sledding. Thanks for joining us at FBW this week!

  11. What a fun card and so many techniques you used on it! Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

  12. Great card, Tilda looks lovely! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  13. what a sweet card!! Love the lilac color, it my fave!
    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Stamp Lovers!

  14. Great card, with this sweet tilda,
    Thanks for joining us bij swf.

    Hugs agnes

  15. Awesome card!! love what you did with the ribbon!!! Thank you for joining us at FBW! Hugs!

  16. Ooooo CONGRATS Annette that is fabulous news! Your card is gorgeous and I love the pleating and the purples always LOVE seeing the purples on your cards :)

    Hugs Kel xx

  17. Such a cute card you made! Love the pastel colors too!! Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday!
    Jodi =)

  18. fab card Annette and I love those papers...thank you for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
    Mina xxx

  19. Congrats and the card looks beautiful.


  20. A beautiful card and so much fabulous detail!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  21. Such an adorable Tilda!! Thanks for playing the Flutter By Wednesday challenge with us this week!

  22. Congrats Congrats Congrats!!!! It's soooo much fun watching you grow!!!! Skip away! And you are more than welcome, will have them at next camp too - thanx for the thanx - LOL!
    Fabulous card - still can't figure out how you manage sooo many challenges - LOL.

  23. Congratulations on you Guest DT post Annette, I am sure you will be a full time DT by the end off the year, just watch, they all come together, I can say that from experience....Love this card and your Great Aunt is going to love it too....such a lot of work....well done, good luck with all your challenges, thank you so much for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  24. Brilliant Annette! Brave of you to show us your mistakes too - we all have them!! What a lovely creation. Thanks for sharing your lovely art at TT this week.
    x Michelle

  25. Wahoo! Well done! Congrats on the gDT! I love all the details on this fabulous card. Kim

  26. Lovely card hun!
    Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Tuesday Taggers this week.

  27. Well first of all a big congrats to you on your new GDT spot!! So awesome! :) Also, your creation is sooo stunning girl!! I love that image and your beautiful snow touches!! Too cute, great take on the pleats too!! Have an awesome weekend my friend!! HUGS

  28. Hi,
    thats a lovely work.
    Thanks for joining in the SimonSaysChallenge this week.


  29. I like the purple colors you used, and the snowflake is a nice addition. Thanks for participating the MSL blog challenge. Hope to see you again. LindaC MSL DT

  30. Awesome job, I love everything about this. Isn't it great that we can fix our mistakes and we are the only ones that see them? You did a great job, if you hadn't of said anything no one would have known! Thanks for joining us at MSL.

  31. I think it is so cool that you try different techniques while participating in challenges! Great work!
    Welcome to MSL challenge! I hope you will join us in the future to more fun fun and fun!
    Anary MSL DT

  32. What a wonderful combination of textures. Great job and welcome to our challenge.

  33. Annette, Happy New Year. Congrats on the GDT spot, your card is beautiful. I love the colours and design, thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Jodie from Oz


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