Saturday, 12 September 2015

Birthday magnolias


Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

I opened another new toy today. I'd seen lots of lovely cards done with this set by Altenew and really wanted to have a go at colouring them. I stamped and embossed  them onto watercolour paper, then coloured with inktense pencils. They look a little paler in the photo than they really are.

I'm linking up to a few challenges. New stuff means I can pop my last entry into Darnell's NBUS challenge, where there is a wonderful array of sponsors for prizes. Darnell's blog is a wonderful source of inspiration and so much fun to visit!


Karen from Word Art Wednesday invited me to link up to their 200th post celebration with my last card, shoot for the stars. Unfortunately I'd already linked to the maximum number of challenges with that card, so thought I'd link his one instead.
The team there also have an amazing array of sponsors with prizes to help celebrate their big 200!
Grab our badge:

The Card Concept are back from their break with this gorgeous inspiration pic.


I was inspired by the colours, blue and yellow. My style for this card probably fits the clean and simple category.

At Simon Says Stamp Monday the theme is to use a stamp and a punch or diecut. In addition to the Altenew flowers I've stamped a sentiment from Annabelle Stamps,
and I've used the Woodland branch die from Memory Box. (I added an extra piece to the end to extend it a bit.)

Simon Monday Challenge Blog
At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday they are celebrating Stamptember with a stamp theme and a blog hop.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew Magnolias for her; Annabelle Stamps sentiment from Fanciful flowers.
Other: Memory Box woodland branch die; versafine ink & clear ep;  inktense pencils; distress ink for the blue sky.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

21 comments:

  1. Your flowers are so soft & pretty, love this card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  2. What a beautiful card you made with this set! It looks very serene! Love those blooms on a branch!

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  3. Love your card, Cathy! So CAS and very classy with those beautiful Magnolia flowers!

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  4. This is so elegant, Cathy! Love the beautiful soft colouring on these gorgeous flowers. I have them but don't think I have ever made a card with them. You have inspired me :)

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  5. Oh Cathy!! You CAS card is just gorgeous!! Love how you incorporated the yellow and blue. Those flowers are colored so beautifully!! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept Challenge!:)

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  6. Beautiful card! Very soft & pretty.

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  7. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  8. Beautiful card! Your colouring is fabulous. I'm seriously considering getting some Inktense pencils because of beautiful cards like yours :)

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  9. Soft, delicate and so lovely, Cathy ... fantastic colouring! Hugs, Anita :)

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  10. Stunning card....beautiful flowers...Joolsx

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  11. Love your card Cathy - those flowers are so pretty:) xx

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  12. Cathy, this is very pretty. I love the dimension that you added to the flowers. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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  13. Beautiful CAS card, love it!! Thanks for celebrating with us by sharing your card this week at Word Art Wednesday's 200th Challenge!

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  14. Such a gorgeous card! Your coloring is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  15. Gorgeous, beautiful magnolia card, love those amazing flowers.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  16. Wow this is simply beautiful and love your colouring so delicate looking x

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  17. This is lovely. The flowers are so delicate and look so sweet on the branch.

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  18. Soft and lovely blue shading:) Thanks for playing along a The Card Concept!

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  19. Simply lovely, and some great dimension on those pretty magnolias. We have a magnolia tree & you've captured that creamy white color perfectly. I love the Altenew stamps that I've got so far. Wonderful results. I like the way your dimensional flowers have that shadow effect under too. Good for you in the NBUS. I'm still struggling to find time to create just one!! TFS & Hugs too.

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  20. Classy - would suit so many occasions... Mxxx

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  21. Sorry to be so late but I've been looking back through your lovely makes and this really caught my eye Cathy. I love the soft and pretty finish of this oriental looking magnolia. Altenew stamps are such stylish designs x

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