Friday, 6 November 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge and Wags'nWhiskers Challenge


Just Magnolia - Simon Says Stamp Monthly Challenge

As promised, we're back with our first Simon Says Stamp monthly challenge! We are so excited - this has been in the planning for weeks and weeks and today's the day we get to show our creations to you all! Heidi from Simon Says Stamp has very generously agreed to sponsor this monthly challenge and the prize is .........

a whopping .......

$50 voucher to spend on what you want in their store!
With over 100,000 items in stock, Simon is proud to offer the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards, Altered Art, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world!
Now, because this is a special challenge with an extra special prize the theme is a bit more challenging but we know you can all do it! This month the challenge is to Distress your card or project. We posted Chris Darks fabulous tutorial on Distressing yesterday, you can find it Here. Just remember to be in the draw for the prize you MUST use a Magnolia stamp.

We also have the lovely Dawny Pas our GDT this month so to see Dawnys fabulous card and the rest of the breathtaking creations from my fellow DT Divas just pop over to the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog.



I was feeling really fed up yesterday, and then plop my fantastic new Christmas Magnolias landed on the doormat, you have never seen anyone cheer up so quickly. I was going to wait until I got to the NEC to get the stamps but when the e-mail from Crafts U Love arrived I couldn't wait.

Tilda has been coloured with Distress Inks, the papers are the New Christmas Release Magnolia Collection. I have roughed up (Distressed) the edges with Tim Holtzs distress tool, then rubbed Distress Ink around them. The Flowers ate from Wild Orchid Crafts and the lace is from Tabby Crafts



Woooo Hoooo only one more sleep before I meet my JM friends and many more of you, cannot wait.



Wags'nWhiskers Challenge

Challenge 1 - Make them Sparkle

The rules are very simple... you need to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image on your card or project. We don't mind you combining other challenges with ours... the more the merrier!!!!

Each week we will choose a winner who will win a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp of their choice!! You already own our first release? No problems... you get first dibs on a stamp from our next release!!!

You don't own any Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps just yet?...... then click Here to purchase.



I have again used Distress Inks to colour my image and added as much Glamour Dust as I could to the Dress, Wings and Butterflies. The papers are again from the my scrap drawer, I am trying to clear as much stash as possible to make room for any new purchases I make tomorrow lol!. Large Rose, Hat Pin and lace are from Tabby Crafts">, and the bling is by Prima.
I hope we see lots of creations from you using these fabulous stamps.



Well what a long post this has been, I will try to shedule my Penny Black Card for tomorrow and will be back on line on Sunday, hopefully with some piccies of NEC.

Have a lovely weekend everyone

Thanks for looking
Hugs
Jacqui xx

59 comments:

Yvonne said...

Two stunning cards.
1) just love the look of the distressing. and the image , how cute! As allways coloured to perfection. I am going to miss you at the NEC. maybe next time i will go on a day you go!

2) this is such a pretty card. and yet a beautiful image ( note to self ( get more stamps,lol).

Avril Ann said...

Gorgeous Cards Jacqui, enjoy your time at the NEC, I wish I was going to be there, SECC was not so good this year, quite a few of the regular stalls were not there, think they might be at the NEC instead, ENJOY, Hugs Avril xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh they are both gorgeous but fave has to be Tilda she is so cute.
Have a fab time tomorrow just wish I could be there too.
luv
Debby

Jo said...

Just love these cards Jacqui, have a great time at the NEC, shame I will miss you all, hoping to go on Sunday, save some stuff for me to buy!!! Jo x

Anne said...

Both gorgeous cards Jacqui love the Magnolia one she's gorgeous have a fab day tomorrow at the Nec
mighr get to one of them yet
Anne xx

Tessa said...

Beautiful cards!!

Poppy said...

wow two great cards, have a great time at NEC.
poppy

Chrissie said...

Two GORGEOUS cards Jacqui! These new Tildas are the cutest yet (how do they keep doing that?) and I just LOVE these Magnolia papers!
The Wags and Whiskers range of stamps are so sweet, really pretty characters.

Jannie said...

Wow what a stunning cards Jacqui.
Ilove the images and the colours.
The first one I love all of itt.


Have a lovely weekend.

Hugs Jannie

Tara said...

These are fantastic cards Jacqui and as usual your colouring has blown me away!
Will be looking out for you tomorrow and can't wait to say hello!
Hugs Tara xx

Frazzled Crafts said...

Sorry Jacqui been AWOL, both cards are just superb, how cute is the Magnolia image, love the distressing and embellies, as for the second card, so pretty and great bling! Liz x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh these are both lovely, Jacqui. I particularly like the new Tilda but both are coloured and designed to perfection! Lesley

Sandie said...

OOH MY!! I want your Magnolia card.. seriously.. I NEEEED it.. must have it!! LOL. It's really divine hun, just love it. That Tilda is super cute and those papers.. *drool*!!!! Fantastic DT work :)

Those Wags & Whiskers stamps are just gorgeous.. but do I really need another line of stamps.. do you think kids could live on beans & bread???!! haha!!

2 magnificent cards Jacqui. Great work!!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Jacqui,

What fabulous cards as always. Great images and the distressing is perfect.

Enjoy the NEC!!

Hugs Ali x

tanja said...

Gorgeous Cards Jacqui great paper en lovvvvvvely stamp must have it haha by by tanja

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...
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Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both gorgeous Jacqui!!! You distress ink coloring is always phenominal!! Love the distressed edges of the first!! The layouts are both so beautiful with so much detail!! It is always a pleasure to drop by your blog. You are truly inspiring. We are going to miss your creations at the Inky blog hop today!!Hopefully your stamps arrive soon!
hugs,
Chris

Mina said...

wow two absolute stunner Jacqui...beautiful and I love the new Tilda shes stinning
Mina xxx

Kristen said...

Gorgeous cards! Your coloring is wonderful, love those socks on the little one with the present. Lovely!

Heather x said...

Two stunning cards, hun, the new magnolia's look great :0)
*hugs* Heather x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Two beautiful cards hun! Love the Magnolia, perfect distressing and that image is just the cutest! Love everything about it! And your second card is just lovely, the added touches are sparkle are wonderful! :)

Tricia said...

I just adore your new little Tilda!! Her hair is precious!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Rach said...

hiya babes, hope your ok... and can hold all that excitment in for tomorrow...xxx
love your cards that you have made they are delish as always.. i got my new mags from crafts u love yesterday as well. but they are still sat in the pizza box... lol..
got no time at the mo... arghhhhh...
c u tomorrow... xxxx

Rach said...

if i don't get lost that is...rofl.xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous creations Jacqui! Love the paper and super cute image on #1, the distressing rocks and #2 is so very pretty!

Vanja said...

Stunning cards, Jacqui! Fabulous colouring of the cute images and fabulous papers.
Hugs, Vanja

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

These are BOTH such stunning creations Jacqui!! I sure do LOVE your coloring and I really love that Tilda image with the music sheet background!! TFS! HUGS

COCO said...

Very lovely cards!! Love the colors on it !
Hugs COCO

joey said...

GORGEOUS cards hun, I love your magnolia card with the touches of colour, the wagsn wiskers card is such a pretty image. Joey.xxx

doris said...

Beautiful cards...!! I love it!!

xox Doris

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Both cards are beautiful! Wonderful colours and lovely images.
Hugs Jacqueline

Kim Piggott said...

Two really beautiful cards Jacqui!
Oh my I love your sweet new Tilda she is absolutely adorable!
They are so beautifully coloured and loving your scrummy papers and detail!
Can't wait to see you tomorrow!
hugs
kim x

Trudy said...

wow so beautiful cards!, lovely soft colours and cute image.
Hugs Trudy

Ila said...

Both cards are over the top Gorgeous!!...I love the distressing and Fabulous images....and the new Magnolia paper!!...Hugs, Ila

Maria said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards Jacqui! Perfectly and wonderfully coloured of course. Have a great time tomorrow. Hugs, Maria

PatR said...

Great cards and love the distressing Shame we didn't go to the NEC on the same day but anyway not long to the Craftaganza.John has picked up a lot so it wont be a problem my abandoning him for a few days (unless something else goes wrong that is.
Have a great time tomorrow and shop until you drop like I did.
Hugs, Pat xx

Shazza said...

gorgeous card, enjoy the NEC
x

Jane said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui, I LOVE your new Tilda and the colours are gorgeous! hugs, Jane xx

Danni said...

Both are just gorgeous!

Bente said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards as always - really nice papers and lovely colors and ofcourse wonderful coloring as always!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Bente

Liz's creative corner said...

Two beautiful cards, your colouring is fantastic, love the new Tilda she's adorable, no wonder you cheered up lol,

Hugs Liz xx

theneon said...

Dear Heart -- these are fabulously beautiful! Now, you've tempted me past endurance -- I MUST have a magnolia and Wags'n Whiskers stamp!

Camilla said...

Oh, so nice card you made.
Two fantastic cards.
Your Distressing is wonderful.
Fine details and the papers are lovely.
Kram: Camilla

Debbie said...

Two stunning cards Jacqui Your colouring is Amazing as ever and I love the beautiful flowers you used,Have a fab weekend Hugs Debbie x

Tasha said...

Wow Jacqui these two are so fabulous! LOVE the magnolia card - the papers layout and colouring are so beautiful!
love tasha xx

stampinfrog said...

Both cards are just so gorgeous Jacqui!Hope you have a safe and fun trip to the NEC!
Hugs,Connie

Cheryl said...

wow these are just amazing detailed stunning cards really loving those images wil have to add something else to my ever growing list love cheryl xxxxxxx

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Jacqui.
Your colouring and details are so beautiful.

Karen x

Nilla said...

Adorable both of them! Particularly love this cute Tilda, well colored as always! Hugs Nilla

~ Ali ~ said...

Stunning as always Jacqui. Loving your Magnolia, delish. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Tracey said...

These are both just incredible cards Jacqui! GOrgeous!! xx

Risa said...

Wow...both of your cards are stunning Jacqui! Such beautiful images and the detailing on both rock!
hugs
Risa:)

Lacey Stephens said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the distressing on the Magnolia card. And your WnW just sparkles so much! Fantastic job! I am so excited for our first challenge!
Have a wonderful time at NEC!
`Lacey

Nicola said...

Two very beautiful card Jacqui, I adore your JM one as it is so dreamy and brings a sigh of awe ain´t that adorable.
Hope you had a fab time and your jaws ache with nattering rofl - well I know at least two who can talk for ever teehee.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Stunning cards Jacqui, gorgeous colouring and such pretty details, I love all the sparkles on your Angel Whispers, Hugs, Nikki x

Desire Fourie said...

This is so delightful Jacqui. Love the torn edges which has been distressed.
Hugs
Desire

Donalda said...

Beautiful creations you have uploaded dear. Sorry to be so behind but just can't seem to get caught up

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful card Jacqui! The flowers and embellishments are just gorgeous!

Mimiko said...

These are both sooo gorgeous, your colouring is just perfect :)

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