Friday, 17 April 2009

Just Magnolia's First Challenge

Just magnolia Challenge

Well the day the whole Dt have been waiting for has finally arrived and what a great challenge we have for you, our very own
Donalda has created one of her fabulous sketches for us. The DT cards are awesome and we have a HUGE!!! Prize so please come and join us for our first challenge, the only rule is there must be at least 1 Magnolia stamp on your creation, we have no problems with you combining Challenges.

We are hoping that
Just Magnolia will become more than just a challenge blog and we have tutorials by some fabulous crafters planned and also some extra little challenges so why not click Here and read all about it.

I have been so looking forward to our first challenge but I very nearly didn't have a card for it, not only am I tied up with the commission I am working on but Mum had an accident last week and has needed extra attention, so today after taking her to the hospital I had a non-crafting Me Day and met some of my old colleagues for lunch which turned into a marathon, I didn't get home until nearly 5 o'clock, and I hadn't even started on my card. I didn't realise how much I needed this break but really feel raring to go now.

I really wanted to produce a stunning card for this challenge, but ended up making a card I am not entirely happy with, I rushed my colouring and really should have binned this one and done it again, but time run out.

I am pleased with the inside though. lol!!!

Stamp Magnolia
Colouring Medium Copics on Manga Art Board
Papers: Basic Grey Porcelain Pad
Tools: Round nesties
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Rose from Wild Orchid Craft, ribbon from stash, Sticky Back Pearls from Joanna Sheen, Small Buttons Silly monkeys, Spacer from stash.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx


Kim Piggott said...

Jacqui this is absolutely adorable!
Love your sweet image and your paper is fabulous!
Love all that wonderful detail so very pretty!
Hope your Mum is feeling more comfortable today.
kim x

Nicola said...

Awe Jacqui, your card is adorable hun. Love these colours and all your beautiful detail, if I could colour like this - a bin would not enter my head - you are too tough on yourself.
Sorry your mum had an accident, hope she is feeling a bit better AND how wonderful you made a bit of "Jacqui" time ... we all need this from time to time. Chin up and keep smiling. -x-

Tessa said...


Wendy said...

Cute card Jacqui good luck with the new challenge
Wendy x

Cathy said...

Stunning Jacqui. Gorgeous colours and scrummy details hun, it is adorable.
Hope your Mum is feeling better.
Big hugs
Cathy xx

Chris said...

Beautiful card Jacqui! I just love everything about it, it's so pretty and I don't know why you wanted to bin the image but I know how high your standards are Sweetie which is why we love ya! So sorry that your Mum had an accident and hope all is well and she's ok very soon. Glad you had some time with your friends too even if it did overrun, I think it helps to blow all the cobwebs away. Looking forward to joining in the new challenge this week. Hugs, Chris xxx

Stacey said...

You should not have binned this card at all - it is fab Jacqui! You've made a great job of the sketch and your colouring is lovely. Hope your Mum is on the mend soon and that you enjoyed your me time ~♥~

Lia said...

dear jaqcui,k
your card is absolutely fabulous, I love the stamp and the colors.
Hope your mum is feeling more better no
hugs Lia

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

I've joined!! Can't wait to get started with that fantastic sketch. Your card is totally stunning as always hun love it x x

Riet said...

wowwww Jacqui,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

scotspanda said...

glad to hear you enjoyed your me day......everyone should have one now and then. Your card is lovely, I can't see a thing wrong with it! I am looking forward to joining in the challenge after the weekend


Amanda xxx

fairymadjo said...

oh its beauitful hun, love image you have used huggs jo x

Net said...

That's a beautiful card Jacqui.

Good luck with your new challenge.

Jennifer said...

Hi Jacqui,
So sorry to hear about your mum, I hope all is well now.
You've produced a stunning card yet again, I will certainly be joining in this challenge.
Jen x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Jacqui, you worry too much. This card is just fabulous, love the cute Tilda image and the papers and colour scheme look just perfect. The inside looks fabulous.
Lyndsey xx

gina said...

Wow Jacqui, you have been so busy with fab cards, love this card and all of your others, I will hopefully have chance to join in with this new challenge :)
Gina xxx

patzi said...

Was für eine Traumhaft schöne Karte.


Danielle said...

Jacqui, you always create stunning cards, and this one is no exception! I'm glad you took some time out for yourself - don't ever neglect you!!! And I hope your Mum is feeling better.
You put such amazing detail into this card - congrats on your 1st DT card for the new challenge blog!
Hugs, Danielle

My Crafty Little Place said...

Lovely Jacqui this is adorable pop over to my blog l have left you a little something

Christine Riley said...

Jacqui, your card is lovely! I'm so excited about the new challenge blog and will definitely be participating. I sure hope your mom feels better soon!
Big Hugs, Christine

Mina said...

I hope your Mums feeling a little better today...totally gorgeous card, stunning colouring and colours...its just perfect xxx

craft mad Jenny said...


Tab said...

Stunning work, hun! Your colouring is top notch and the gorge colours that you have used are delish! Fab Tilda too. Hope Mum's feeling a little better today, sweetie, sending big hugs to ya both!
Love Tab xxx

Debbie said...

So nice to hear you enjoyed some 'me' time Jacqui and I hope that the break has recharged your batteries a little.
Your card is beautiful, I love the pretty pastel colours and all the details and your colouring looks wonderful to me.
Sorry to hear your mum had an accident I hope she is on the mend now. Debbie x

Jeanette said...

Jacqui, I think this card IS stunning! You have such a wonderful touch with all the cards that you make! Glad to hear that you had a good time with friends and I do hope that Mum is feeling better. Hugs Jeanette

Cath said...

Oh Jacqui this is beautiful! I wish I could colour as well as you! The colour combination is just amazing too!

Sarah said...

Jacqui, this card is gorgeous! Definitely not one for the bin! The colouring is fab.
Hope your mum is on the mend and make sure you have more "me" time, you certainly deserve it!
xx :0)

COCO said...

Tab this is utter perfection!
Love your beautifully coloured image and your detail is wonderful!
hugs coco

Pauline C said...

Oh hun it's adorable - nothing to criticise whatsoever! Glad youa re feeling refreshed after your girlie lunch .. and hop your mum is feelign abit better today
Pauline x

All Pink girl said...

Wow Jacqui ,its stunning xxx if this is rushed its fabulous ,gorgeous colours ,hugs Dawnxxx

All Pink girl said...

Wow Jacqui ,its stunning xxx if this is rushed its fabulous ,gorgeous colours ,hugs Dawnxxx

helen said...

jacqui this is gorgeous hon, love everything about it, glad you feel refreshed after the me day its good to take time out every now and then hope your mum is ok
helen x

Donna said...

Beautiful card Jacqui and you shouldn't be so hard on yourself, your colouring is fantastic :) I've had a quick peek at the challenge blog and the DT cards are all amazing, not sure my cards will be up to the standard of the DT not unless I get someone else to make them anyway lol! :) Donna x

stampinfrog said...

Oh Jacqui this card is so stunning! How dare you pitch Tilda in the bin!!Your coloring is magniticent!I wish my coloring looked this good on a good day. Love the papers and of course love the flowers!!
Believe it or not I dont have 1 magnolia stamp so I am unable to play with the new challenge!
I am glad to hear you got alittle bit of me time and I will keep your Mom in my thoughts and prayers.Hopefully she will feel better soon!TFS

PatR said...

Jacqui this card is adorable and far far too good for the bin! Good luck with the challenge, I just don't know how you fit them all in. Glad you managed a bit of Me time, I know how valuable that is. Hope your Mom is doing well. Love to you both.
Pat xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Super gorgeous, realy beautiful.

Sharon said...

This is fab Jacqui! That inside has just as much Wow as the outside! Glad you had some 'me' time (we all need that now and again) and hope your Mum is on the mend. Okay, now you've tempted me - a new challenge and a Donalda sketch - how can I resist? Here's wishing you and the whole DT every success.
Sharon xx

papercraftsbyrach said...

who said bin, don't you dare. you always make fantastic cards hun, such beautiful details . your flowers look amazing on this one. glad that you had a lovely time with your friends and feel refreshed.
hugs rachxxx

agnes said...

This is beautiful fabulous coloring and the combination with the papers.
Have a nice weekend,Agnesx

POPPET said...

This is so gorgeous love everything about it, have a great weekend hugs Pops x x x

Donalda said...

This is just breathe taking dear. I so love it and am so excited about the challenge going live.
Sorry i am behind again dear

Naoual said...

This card is just gorgeous hun, I love the cute Tilda you used and the fab papers!

I hope your mum is feeling better sweetie.

Hugs, Naoual

Martine said...

Awww jacqui you card is beautiful, i love it

i am sorry to hear about your mum, i hope she is feeling better soon



Pysselfröken said...

Bin it? Of course not! The card is absolutely stunning. Love the background paper!

Marcea said...

Hi hunny - love your card and those papers are delish!!!! I am so pleased you had a bit of time to yourself after your manic week
Big squidgy huggles

My lifes inky escape and more said...

So so cute! Love it!

6 wacky women said...

Jacqui, this card is gorgeous.
Fabulous papers and details. Love the colors of the flowers too.

Karen x

Debs said...

wow your card is brilliant how could you think of binning her, I love the pastel colouring and flowers, hope you have abetter week this week and your parents are feeling a bit better.
Hugs Debs

SannaS said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words! Your card is lovely! =) Have a great weekend!
Hugs, SannaS

jem said...

be reassured your card is beautiful,hope your Mum's ok.I will look at the challenge, I've just started on the dt for cute daisy may. janex

Desire Fourie said...

Jacqui this is just beautiful and a great interpretation of the sketch. Love the flower arrangemetns and would never say that this was a rushed job. Hope your Mom is getting better. Hugs from Desire

Vicky said...

This is a fab card Jacqui. The inside is stunning as well! Hope your mum is feeling a little better!
Hugs, Vicky x

Christine said...

Hi Jacqui hope your mum is soon feeling better & its good to have "time out" for yourself, as for bining this gorjuss creation def. to tough on yourself, have a good W/end.

hugs Christine xx

Poppy said...

lovely card, nice to have a little me time,have a lovely weekend.

megastamper said...

oh wow jacqui, this card looks so pretty and really romantic. the coloration looks so soft and the flower combination is so great.
have a nice weekend,
hugs, bea

Jill said...

aww Jacqui so sorry to hear about your mum, I'm glad you got some me time. I think your card is stunning and the colouring is amazing as always, don't be too hard on yourself all your cards are absolutely stunning hugs Jill xx

janiengus said...

OMG !! Just stumbled across your blog and you have made my day. I absolutely love the insides of your cards. I have been doing this since the beginning of my card making days but yours are to die for. Thanks for what you do and for sharing it. You are a true inspiration. I send your Mom happy thoughts and pray for God's blessing for her. Hug her as often as you can. I wish I could hug mine. I'm going to check out older posts now. Have a great week.

Risa said...

You rocked the challenge Jacqui! Your card and image are beyond beautiful...I just love it!
So glad to know that your mom is recovering nicely and I'm glad to hear that you had a great time with the girls.
Take care and have a great day!

Bev said...

It's absolutely gorgeous sweetie, I wish my rush jobs turned out half as good as this!! I hope your mum's on the mend now, bless her xxx

Janna said...

i don't know why you wouldn't be thrilled with this amazing creation!!! seriously it is beautiful!!! You color so, so well and the papers and layout are amazing! Those flowers are breathtaking and the inside!!!! Wow, knock me over with a feather!!! It really is a work of art!


Jodi said...

Very pretty card!! Sweet image and you have such pretty paper to go with it!!
Jodi =)

LOUISE said...

Lovely card Jacqui, love the Tilda, and hope all goes well with the new Challenge Blog. Will have to have a peek over there, I don't have many Magnolia stamps myself. Lou x

TaraG said...

What a gorgeous card, Jacqui! I just adore the colours, papers and this image...Tilda looks divine...your colouring is exquisite!
Great details, flowers and embellies!

Valems said...

Beautiful card, Jacqui! I love the papers and all the details.
Hugs, Vanja

stampingheaven said...

Stunning card Jacqui, hope you are well honey?

Karen said...

Thanks Jacqui!
I like your card too! Beautiful flowers!


Tasha said...

Jacqui this card is so beautiful, the colours are so pretty the swirls and flowers are so lovely and your colouring is just awesome
love tasha xx

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