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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Tilda with Balloon

Hello everyone,

I hope you are having a good week so far. It is the first day of the summer holidays for me and I am a little bleary eyed as I write this . It is tradition that on the last day of the summer term a group of us from school go to London and have dinner and then go on to a see a show. This year we went to see Mama Mia and it was amazing, the singing and dancing was out of this world,  however it was rather a late night and I didn't arrive home until 1.00 p.m. this morning. 

Today we have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia and the challenge this time is 'Monochrome'. Once again I was out of my comfort zone as I have not made a card to fit this theme before so I hope I have got it right. I made a Joy Fold card for a change and stamped up the very sweet Tilda with Balloon and coloured her with copics and Spectrum Noir pencils and then added some Star Dust Stickles to the balloon and bottom of her dress to give a bit of sparkle. As you can see I got a little carried away with the stitching which took me hours to do. All the gorgeous embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl

The die cut flowers are quite an old Magnolia Doohickeys die and the sentiment is an LOTV stamp.

On the left hand panel,  I have placed some beautiful lace around the edges of the paper. In the middle section I have cut a couple of tags and attached some pearl bead string. Around the edges of the pocket is some Pearl Daisy trim.  On the right hand panel is a paper doily and a circular Spellbinders die.

Copics List:
Skin: E21, 00, 000, 0000, R21
Hair: E44, 42, 40, W00
Dress, Shoes, Balloon: E89, 87, 84, 81

Skin: 089, 005, Essentials set
Dress, Boots, Balloon, Hair: 110, 109 Marine set
Black: Essentials set

This week we have three lovely sponsors:
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If you get a chance, pop over and join us in our challenge, it would be lovely to see you.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Gina xx


  1. So beautiful Gina. I little work of art and an absolute delight.

  2. You have Smashed this Theme it looks Amazing! That Stitching just adds Soooooo Much extra it was well worth it. Love the Joy Card design and I bet the Show was Awesome!

  3. Stunning card Gina, your monochrome looks fantastic X Susan x

  4. Super gorgeous card and you definitely nailed the monochrome theme Gina. So much work has gone in to the layers and stitching and you colouring of the image is as always superb.

  5. Hi Gina, Such a joy to see this new style of card that you have created so beautifully!!! I adore the decorated inside with the tags!! Sounds like you really enjoyed your night out he he!
    Take care, Cuddles Jay xxx

  6. Very vintage, love the gorgeous bow, beautifully done
    Hugs Julie P

  7. Gorgeous card, love the layers and you nailed the monochrome. The stitching looks lovely and it all has a wonderful vintage feel to it and that bow is just lush! :) xx