Friday, 29 July 2011

Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar challenge

Friday already and my last day of holiday – back to work on Monday, oh how I wish I could win that lottery (don’t we all!).  So it’s Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar challenge and this week our Dawny P is hosting the challenge so chose Buttons Bows and Blooms as the theme.  Nice and easy and right up my street.  We have two prizes this week too, The Ribbon Girl and The Cutting Cafe' are sponsoring so double the chance of winning.


My new order arrived this week from Dies to Die For and in there was this scrummy Basic Grey Sweet Threads pad.  It’s gorgeous and of course I had to break in to it right away lol.  I also used a Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die – one of my all time faves.  No matter what I throw at it I get a perfect cut every time, the white card I used is really thick and it cut through it no problem at all.

All my embellies (bar the pearl button) are from Wild Orchid Crafts: 25mm rose, 15mm roses, sweetheart blossoms, hydrangeas, silk ribbon, corner metal embellishments and the dinky little pearls on her shoes and handbag. 

The craft room floor is going down today (if my Tony can manage it – poor soul put his back out yesterday and was in agony all of yesterday afternoon and evening.)  My son-in-law is coming up to help him today, hopefully they will get it finished in a day.  I tell ya I am so sick of eating, breathing and coughing dust I wish I had never asked for it to be done lol.  The novelty is wearing off and I want my neat and tidy house back!!!!

Have a great weekend, I’ll be back later this evening to draw a winner for the Go Kreate candy



  1. such a sweetie :) i love the doily die!

  2. This is just so gorgeous Bev. My H&S stamp has not seen ink yet (oh the shame), maybe I should break it out for this challenge! Your alterations all sound very exciting but I'm with you in that the mess really makes you wonder why you started! Hugs Sxx

  3. Beautiful card Bev.

    Just keep thinking that it will all be worth it when you get into your new crafting space (((hugs))

    Toni xx

  4. Gorgeous card Bev, love the colours and details x

  5. Love the look of the pink and green; so fresh and sweet at the same time; you coloring is flawless and your bow is just perfect! Always such a pleasure to take a peek :0)


  6. Gorgeous card Bev,
    Love that doily die and such a cute image. Great colour combo.

  7. Hi Bev. Really beautiful card. Love the image and the doily die is gorgeous. Hope all goes well with craft room floor and hubby's back is better today. Donna

  8. What a lovely card is this. Nice colors and a lovely stamp.

    Nice weekend.

    Hugs Astrid.

  9. Oh! dear..I can symathise with the bad back..just coming right myself...gorgeous card Bev..fabulous colours, and details.. At least when the room is all done, the dust gone, you can play till your hearts content in your very own room...
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. An awesome card again Bev. So gorgeous and perfect put together. you always make them look so stunning, no matter, what you´re putting together.
    I´m sure you´ll forget all about the dust, when your new room is ready to use and then it´ll definately be worth it. have a great day and hope, they´ll soon be done, so we can see it too.ha ha ha.

  11. She's one of my favourite Hanglar's. Gorgeous Bev and I too wish I could win the lottery and give up working full time!
    Hugs Tracy x

  12. Beautifull card Bev!! I really love your coloring!!!

    gr. arjette.

  13. What a cute image on a lovely card, Bev! That Sweet Threads pad is one of my faves at the moment too!
    Diane x

  14. Hi Bev,
    Another beautiful card. Hang on in there - your craft room will be well worth all the dust and noise when you get it finished - had a similar experience a few years ago - we even had to do without a kitchen for almost a month - but its a bit like having a baby - when you get there all the pain is forgotten!

  15. Gorgeous card Bev,love the doily.Hope all your house is back to normal very soon,just think of your lovely craft space.Hope your Hubbys back is healing.
    Hugs Sue xx

  16. Bev this is beautiful.Super cute image and gorgeous colours.
    You will be pleased you got your craft room done in the end when you sit in your seat for the first time and admire it,lucky lady!!!
    It will be worth it in the end.
    Pity it never seems it at the time hey,
    Take care,kelly.

  17. Bev, She is so cute!! You did a wonderful job with her!!

  18. So beautifully designed and coloured, Bev! The pink/green colour combo is lovely, as are your charming embellies. I hope poor Tony feels better; I can relate. You hang in there. When your room is completed you will have a little piece of heaven. Enjoy your day, hugs, Lori P

  19. Gorgeous card!! And the paper is beautiful!! I love it :)

  20. wow stunning card Bev beautiful layout and colour combo. I love the doily die, it's so effective. I hope you've had a good week hugs maxine

  21. Beautiful card Bev, that doily is so crisp and white. Hang in there for your craft room, well worth it. I am up to my oxters in dust here too having my kitchen moved!

  22. Ooh this is gorgeous Bev! an adorable image and the paper is delish!!! Love those flowers and gorgeous bow!
    Hope your craft room is finished very soon!
    Hugs Sue xxx

  23. This is such a gorgeous card with a really sweet image. I absolutely love the DP! It truly is yummy! The doily die will be on my wish list now too!
    Good luck with the renovations on your new craft room, and I hope that your husbands back is alright.
    Hugs, Sheryl

  24. Another beautiful creation Bev you never fail darlin its gorgeous xxxxx

  25. What an adorable card! Love it!

  26. This is fabulous:) Sandra H

  27. Beautiful card, Bev and just adore that huge bow you get with the silk ribbon- totally gorgeous!


  28. Hi Bev, You keep coming up with these amazing cards, I think I have to get the doily die, isn't it great.
    Rene from OZ xo

  29. Joanna McDonald30 July 2011 at 00:28

    Love the pink and green - she is
    precious! Love the emblishments,
    especially those gold corners and the pearls on her shoes and bag.
    You are such an inspiration! The
    coloring is the best!! Glad your
    room is almost done - hugs

  30. Oh this is such a sweet card just love your bows

  31. Gorgeous card as always...there is allot of work to remodel but when it is finished you will be so very happy.
    hugs from Texas

  32. Hi Bev
    love your card, so pretty, that image is sooooo sweet.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  33. Aw this is such a sweet card, loving the new papers and this colour combo has to be a favourite.
    Hope hubby is feeling better today.
    Kim xXx

  34. Love the colour combo and the image is so cute and coloured to perfection. Renovations are always such a pain but will be well worth it in the long run. Hope your hubby is feeling better.

  35. Lovely card x

    I have tried to purchase that die BUT it's still SOLD OUT !!!!

    It seems logical to have a die like this. I do have doily's purchased from different places, but at least you can use what ever papers take your fancy. Shall just have to keep checking x

    hugs sally x

  36. Hi Bev,

    Beautiful sample card - I love the soft colors!

    I tried to email you from my nallagray gmail account to claim the Just Magnolia prize that I won for week 116, but I didn't hear back from you, so I'm not sure if that account is working correctly, or if you just didn't get to reply yet?

    Could you try my other email address listed below? I left my blog address too so you can verify that it's the right person claiming the prize.

    Thanks! :)

    [email protected]


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