Friday, August 6, 2010

I did it!! A card for the Just Magnolia Challenge!!

Yes... I got a card made in time for the Just Magnolia Challenge this week! I am still working on my donkey cards :0) But I really wanted to join in on my DT challenges if I could... ok so this card took me a couple of nights and my Mo-Jo I think is still under the influence of all the meds I have been on.. LOL But I got a card done!

This week the challenge is to use acetate - either for your card or on your card... me I took the easy way (didn't want to stress to much..) And used the acetate as my card, it didn't turn out as I wanted, but I still am ok with the end result.

Ok.. so you are looking at this and thinking.. "Uh Michelle I know you just lost an eye.. but I can't see the acetate..."  but it is the base, the papers are on the inside of the card - the pattern paper is Debbie Mumm's Noah's Ark and pink Bazzil Cardstock.

Here you can see how shiny the card is - you can see the reflection of the mirror - it really is a cool effect. The Tilda is one of my newer Magnolias that I got the week of my accident. It was so hard to know I had brand new stamps sitting there and couldn't ink them up!! I cut her out with an oval Nestie. The sentiment is framed with a Glimmer Mist Chips - love them. I colored it with a Copic and then added some rhinestone adhesive blings - and also added them on the corners of the acetate card, never can have to much bling!

Hope you will pop over and join the Just Magnolia challenge too... acetate can be really fun!

So what I have I been up to this week? Well a few days of staring at the same walls of the inside of my house - oh man I have been having some serious cabin fever!! Hubby has gone back to work at least 1/2 the week or so - hate that but I guess we can't survive if he doesn't right? Lots of animals to feed, much less us and our bills - so it was time. But he had Wednesday and Thursday off - we planned a few chores around the house (for him, not me - don't worry there) anyway we decided to heck with them and went out for day trips hitting all the surrounding town antique shops! Wonderful time.. I am totally worn out but feel so great to have fresh air and get out and about. And I did get some really cute old donkey things for my donkey collection - :0) 

I'll be back tomorrow with Animal Crackers day... I should at least unless I fall asleep and don't wake up for a day or so.. LOL

HUGS and

32 comments:

Rainmac said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, I love the image, she's beautiful. So lovely to see you creating again, big hugs xxx

Marja Sch said...

Oh what a wonderful card. Your colouring is fabulous. I love al the little details of it. Hugs Marja

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Michelle,
This is a fantastic card. I love the papers and Tilda is so sweet under the brolly. I love the sentiment. Great card.
Hugs,
Fiona x

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Your card is wonderful hun! How cute with all the raindrops. Matching to the German weather right now :P

Hugs
Jay Jay

Yvonne said...

You made a very nice card Michelle! Lovely Tilda you used. How do you cut out the Tilda and keeping the image complete? Hugs, Yvonne

Mad Moose said...

fantastic card - love the tilda and its so great to see you back crafting again. x

dawnmarieg said...

Gorgeous Michelle, I so admire how you are coping with this. You are an inspiration, not only with your creations but with your attitude to life. Hugs. Dawn Marie.xx

Heather x said...

Its great to see you back Michelle! Well done with the card its beautiful :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Annie said...

you have created a darling card Michelle with this cute miss tilda. and what a fabulous idea to make the base out of acetate - I must remember this tip! sounds like your escape was fun and hope you enjoy your weekend too.
hugs, annie x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Such a lovely card Michelle. The papers are great & Tilda is so pretty. I would say your mojo is definitely up & running again. :)

Oma said...

She's baaaccckkk! Gorgeous card Michelle! I'm so happy that you were able to get out and about. That is the best medicine! Take care of yourself and try not to overdo!

Carol Dee said...

Cool way to use acetate! Will be back to see the fur babies. :O Hugs...

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle
I can't tell you how wonderfull it is to hear that you are doing so well, (all that praying for you worked), your card is fantastic. Please please don't be tempted to overdo things.
take care
huge hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

K. Joy said...

This is so cute! I love the colors. The whole card reminds me a bit of Singing in the Rain. :) You've made me want to get out that stack of patterned paper from the drawer and create with it!! :)

Linda aka backroads girl said...

This is adorable! Wish I could do half as good with 2 eyes! Glad you were able to play :-)

Hugs, Linda

Tracey said...

This is so fantastic Michelle!! So glad to have you back and crafting when you can!! Glad you enjoyed your day out. It's good for the spirit.

sharyn davis said...

my face hurts from smiling.

Jo said...

Michelle this is lovely, such a cute image, think she will be a must have. It's lovely to have you back and with lots of sparkle too. Looking forward to Animal crackers tomorrow!! Hugs Jo x

Jacilynn said...

amazing Michelle! You are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your strength with all of us.
x

Diane.W. said...

Gorgeous card,glad you are doing ok :o)x

Zoe said...

Hello Michelle, I love the cute Tilda image and I love the text you have used.
love
Zoe
xxxx

Shelly said...

Gorgeous card, Michelle!!! It's so great to have you creating cards again. :)

Suzanne said...

So good to know life is getting back to some sort of normality for you, and it is so good to see you haven't lost any of you amazing talent with the fabulous card... you are a true inspiration. Hugs Sue

Irena said...

Michelle, your card is gorgeous.
I am glat that you are doing ok.
I wish you all the best!

Nancy said...

Really wonderful, Michelle, and a very clever way to use the acetate. Bravo! I am so glad to see you posting and creating again.

Ida said...

Very sweet and cute. How wonderful you are getting back to your love of stamping. Continue to heal and get your strength back.

TA Carbone said...

Michele I always new you would get back to coloring, but again at your own pace and the doctors. I'm sure your hubby didn't want to go back to work and leave you but as you said, you have a wonderful family and friends are looking out for you both far and near

Hugs
TA

Rufus said...

It's gorgeous! It may have taken you longer to accomplish than it used to, but you'll get speedier. As for Mr. Mojo, sure seems like he's hanging right in there with you! See you and the critters tomorrow! Getting back to "normal" is the best thing in the world, isn't it?
R/

Househund said...

Not just " A Card"
It's a beautiful card...I think it's Super Cute!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michelle,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Stampin Mindy said...

Hi Michelle! I'm so happy that you are crafting again. This is gorgeous. I love that paper, I need to try acetate as a base, I love the look!

Hugs, Mindy

Heidi said...

Michell- sweet coloring! As always, your cards make me smile and your animals make my day!