Sunday, January 17, 2010

Be my valentine MDUC

I have another exciting announcement to make, I have been asked by the fabulously talented Kellie to be a guest over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges for January and February!!! How exciting is that!! I'm lucky I did not burst keeping my GDT secrets over the holidays, lol.
Ok, down to business (putting on serious face :P ) the first challenge of the new year for all you magnolia addicts out there is VALENTINES DAY. As you may have noticed I do not have any valentines stamps, so I improvised (this stamp with another use theme is really getting a work out with me) I thought my 60's Tilda with her yummy little lollipop would go great with my sweet love sentiment and, Ta-Da! I was going to keep it a bit simple so it could be used for a guy as well, but then I figured I'm a bit of a girly card maker so I whacked on some flowers and a truck load of glitter and... you guessed it, it's an easel card (I can't stop making them)

Here is a front shot, not the greatest pic, sorry. For some reason this card did not photograph well and was even harder to fix on the computer, I guess all the pinks and reds were a bit too much to handle.

The main x&o DP is my minds eye, all other papers are from my stash. The tickets are from Bizzy Becs Digi Store and the flowers are all from Bizzy Becs, except the large one, I think that's a spotlight find. The little heart brads are also from the stash, and all glittered up. I have also glittered all the white areas on Tilda's dress, the centers of the daisies and the edges of the roses. I even brought out my MS border punch to play again.
Make sure you head on over to Magnolia Down Under challenges to check out the fabulous work of the design team ladies, and this challenge is generously sponsored by the Magnolia Down Under Store, so make sure you get a creation in for a chance to win a fabby yummy in the tummy paper pack!


Debbie Pamment said...

YAY Fran on joining the MDUC team - even if it's only short term you're a valuable asset to the team! Your work is FABULOUS and this one is NO exception!

Tracey Feeger said...

Fran wonderful job with this card Fran. Beautiful colouring as always. Gorgeous DP and wonderful sentiments. Great inspiration for anyone joining the challenge. Welcome aboard the team too.

Kristy Young said...

Gorgeous Fran! Welcome to the DT :)

Sue said...

Fran, your first card for the MDUC is wonderful. The 60's Tilda is so versitile that when colored up for Valentines Day she fits perfect. Coloring and colors are beautiful. Welcome to the DT, enjoy and have fun.

stephanne said...

So it seems I am not the only Fran Fan!!! Welcome aboard sugarplum!! Reds are tricky to photgraph and even harder to edit, we must get Jodie to teach us her amazing red ways!! Fabulous creation, gotta love those easle cards and I love your choice of image moreso than some of the Valentines stamps I've seen!! Beautiful work!!
Take Care,

Sammi said...

Whoo hoo! Go Fran!!! well deserved hun!!

Debra James said...

What a Fabulous card-Love the colours and I can see y kellie asked you to become a DT member... welcome aboard. Looking forward to eseing more of your great cards. Hugs

Kellie Winnell said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Fran! The red looks amazing and you knocked the challenge out of the park and it's an amazing inspiration to all joining us that you don't HAVE to have a Valentines stamp! Love it hun and a BIG welcome HUG.
Kel xx

Jodie from Oz said...

Fran, congrats & welcome to the team. Easel cards, 60's Tilda & red are all my favourites. Your card is beautiful and a wonderful inspiration. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Bec said...

omg.. this is a stunner.. bec xx