Friday, July 17, 2009

Just Magnolias AND a new artist from STAMPAVIE!

Hello it is Friday and today I have two cards for you! Friday means it is time for Just Magnolia Challenge and also I have a card from a brand new artist from Stampavie Heltz Cuppleditch!!!

First lets "BUTTON" things up with Just Magnolias!! Yes today the challenge is to use Buttons on your project!

For my card I inked up the Tilda with Puppy.. poor thing had not seen ink yet! And because she was holding a puppy I figured this was a good chance for Rufus to come out and play as well...

I colored both of my images with my Copics and then cut out with my Fiskars kraft knife. My card of course started out with the button paper from I think American Crafts - I knew I had to use it! I have had if forever, and now was the time for it to be used. The other pattern papers are from Little Yellow Bicycle, with a green card stock base. I rounded the corners of each of the pattern papers, then sewed them all together, after inking the edges.

A orange satin ribbon seemed to match well, so I created a band around the papers and tied a knot. Four buttons to the sides of the Cloud 9 epoxy sticker sentiment, that is perfect for Tilda and her knew friend.

Now you must check out all the button creations from the other Just Magnolia Challenge!
And once again there is a wonderful prize!


Card number two! A brand new image that will be available end of Summer!!! And let me tell you this collection is going to fly off the shelves! This is a new artist for Stampavie and I can tell you the DT are VERY excited about these images - way too cute! This is artist Helz Cuppleditch, and this image is called "Ruffles Get Well Soon" Is Ruffles Cute...or what? But the poor little thing has a hurt paw.. so he needs to stay up on this adorable chair and get better!

Ruffles is colored with my Copics.

Now for my card - I am so excited I finally got to join in on a new challenge blog... well new for me! Have you seen "The Next Level Blog"? This is much more than a challenge blog, it is more like a magazine.. with articles, hints, tutorials and of course challenges! This week there is a wonderful sketch that I really wanted to use, and it has an added challenge to make your image have a 3-d look to it.

For my card, I started with a white card stock, then pulled out one of my all time favorite paper collection. DCWV Nana's Girls Nursery Glitter stack. I matted the circles in the sketch with scraps of light green card stock, and gel pen stitched them. I used my favorite Satin Ribbon in the deep rose color for a band across the middle, with a Get Well Soon sentiment. The flowers are felt flowers and leaves from Creative Imaginations, with Doodlebug sugared brads.

For the 3-d aspect of my image. I stamped out the image a second time and cut out Ruffles, the cushion and the two shoes - pop dotting them off the image. I hope this qualifies as 3-d :0)

Really a cool site, check it out!

Ok... gotta move quick! I have a little work to do for Stampavie, then the post office and the grocery store... I am having my monthly Crop here tomorrow, and I am just not ready at all! Hubby asked if he should bring the tractor in the house to help me clean off the table and get Libbie's toys cleaned up... he thinks he is so funny - not to far off by the mess I have here, but not funny :0)

Hope you have a wonderful Weekend planned - what you doing?
HUGS and-


Dawn Wheeler said...

Wow what a stunning card ,such a cute image and so beautifully colored ,love it
many thanks for joining this week at the Next Level
hugs Dawn + Annxxxx

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG! I love both of those cards! way cute!!! So who makes the sick puppy stamp??? so adorable!! I want one!!! lol TFS! ~Heidi

Heidi Brawley said...

lol! Guess I should of read better the first time!! I see it now at the beginning of introducing your cutie card!!!! I took a pic of it and had to share with a girlfriend!!! Have a Great Weekend!!! ~Heidi

Cathy said...

Michelle, both os these cards are wonderful!! They sre so cute. That new Stampavie is sooo adorable!! I love him laying in that big, fluffy chair!! Hugs, Cathy

Mina said...

two stunning cards Michelle, great backing paper for the JM card fits the challenge perfectly and your new Stampavie image is so cute
Mina xxx

Ida said...

These are both just super sweet, super cute and super adorable.

DawnMarie said...

Hi Michelle, two beautiful cards, I love the Tilda with puppy image, its just so sweet and cute, fab papers and I love the sentiment. Your ruffles card is gorgeous too, love that big squishy armchair Ruffles is sitting on, look forward to seeing the other new stamps soon. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Michelle,l love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Frances said...

I think your hubby is hilarious :D Love both your cards Michelle, especially that cute puppy one - the 3d is fab. You are killing me with all these new Stampavie stamps (waiting patiently for my new S Kays). I really love the look of the 2 new artists so much so that I have bitten bullet and tried out for the DT so fingers crossed!! Have a fab weekend. x

Di said...

Yes these stamps are soo cute and will sell really well cant wait to get my hands on them!
Your card is fabulous

Hugs Di xx

Donalda said...

oh hon this is just so cute!!!!! Love the new image and your Magnolia card is just gorgeous too dear such beautiful coloring as always dear Hugs

Anonymous said...

wow Beautiful cards hunni, loveing the papers used in both and the images are tooo cute :)



Dawn said...

Awww these are wonderful - I LOVE the get well one especially soo cute and the colouring is gorgeous!

Annie said...

I love your cute puppy cards Michelle, well I'm a bit of a sucker when it comes to dogs with big floppy ears and spaniel eyes (having just shared my chicken sandwich with two of them). That cute saying is just perfect! hugs, annie x