Friday, June 15, 2012

Purple and White For Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge




Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well and that you are enjoying the beginning of the Summer.  Here in the Southern California, we've been having a bit of June Gloom.  .   . cloudy in the morning and then they burn off by the early afternoon.  .  .perfect weather to work outside in the garden.  Unfortunately I haven't been able to, because a swarm of bees came through my backyard Memorial Day Weekend and landed in the neighbor's tree.  My Dad, who was a bee keeper for 25 years, one of his hobbies, has told me to stay out of the backyard until the bees have been removed. In recent years, some of the bees in California have become very aggressive and have been known to attack people if they feel threatened.  I have such fond memories of going with my Dad to tend to his hives and the honey from them was the best I have ever tasted.


Today at Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge, we are being hosted by the talented Monika. The theme this week is to use Purple and White on a card or project . I hope that you will join in on this fun challenge! Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of one of this week's wonderful prizes from Crafty Sentiments Designs and Stamping Scrapping

For my card, I decided to use Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations  #657217 Vintage Cabinet Card Die. I placed a folded piece of white card stock just inside the cutting line to cut the card out. Then I cut additional pieces out of  Printworks Design Paper. I just had a little piece left of this beautiful purple and white paper.   .    .I wish the purple would of photographed better. The true color is much richer.

Loves Me Tilda, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  For the frame, I used Hot Off The Press Layered Labels Template - Squared Oval Label A. I traced and cut it out and then matted it with some purple card stock. The "just sittin' here thinking of you" is from C.C. Designs Amy R Stamps - Wish You Were Here Set. For the fence, I used the Magnolia Lovely Fence Die Cut. For the butterflies, I used Martha Stewart  3 in 1 Butterfly Punch. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The scalloped trim is from Offray and the flowered trim is from my stash. The pearls are from Hero Arts.

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I really do love reading the comments that you leave for me and appreciate each and every one of them.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Big Hugs,

Suzan

23 comments:

Cami said...

Yay! I'm first here (I hope!). Oh Suzan, this card is just so adorable and I love the DPs you used here to showcase Tilda in her pretty purple overalls and matching tennis shoes! All the embellies are put together perfectly: lovely lace trim, pretty flowers, tiny butterflies and the perfect sentiment! Have a wonderful weekend!

Warm Hugs,
Cami

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh I really love the shape of this card, Suzan! And your details and coloring are beautiful!! Gorgeous flowers and that fence is perfect! And oh my gosh, do I ever love that flower trim you used! Your purplies all match perfectly! I love everything about it, Suzan! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
hugs, Sharon

Cathy Lee said...

Cute card, Suzan. I love the purple and white. Fantastic job on those colors.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Paula said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous card!! I love the shape of it, the colors, and especially Tilda. Your coloring looks fantastic. Great job :)

Rene said...

Suzan this is so pretty! Love me some purple! ;D
Rene

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Suzan, whenever I see the work PURPLE I cringe - purple and I don't get along...BUT, this card is absolutely gorgeous, and hey, I really like this purple!!! Love the shapes you've used too! Your coloring is wonderful, darling sentiment and, well, a very pretty card...blessings and hugs...Barb <><

Suriana Ju said...

Pretty card..!

Helen said...

what a lovely card and most of all it is in my favourite colour. Totally love it. Regards, Helen

Karen said...

Oh Suzan, this is beautiful!!! Love everything about it!

Damarys said...

Wow, Susan, this is a BEAUTIFUL card!! What an inspiration to make it in this shape! Congratulations!

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful card! Great design.

Karen

June Nelson said...

Aw Suzan hun this is delightful!! love the colours and I love the shape of your card, its just perfect, have alovely weekend huggies June xxxx

Suzi said...

Fabulous card Suzan, I love shades of purple and don't use it often enough. Your layout and colouring of that sweet Tilda are stunning.
Hugs
Suzi x

Chris said...

Just the sweetest ever, Suzan. It is so soft. I love the shape you created for the card. The paper is perfect with it in that it is so soft looking. Well done!

XO,
Chris Christenen

Diana Crick said...

Suzan, Your card is very precious, adore the purple and such an interesting shape. I read with interest about the bees. I met someone recently while at the esthetician , we were both have pedi's. She was a bee keeper and was explaining it all to me. I was plaguing her with questions I was so interested.
I hope Tilda is safe and she can dream in about He loves me, loves me not. You have captured the essence of this perfectly. Simply gorgeous!!!
hugs, Diana

Kelly Neis said...

I love the DP in purple, she is so cute with her flower, by the fence, great scene you created. That is scary to have all those bees in your yard, keep safe!

cabio's craft corner said...

Suzan, i haven't see this Tilda for a while. She is such a cutie. Love the fence and pretty purple & white combo you used on this. Sweet and cute!!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Sharon said...

I love your card and that paper is so pretty. Not often I see a card in lilac. Love it!

Pam Sparks said...

she's a doll Suzan! Love your purple coloring and creating! I know what you mean about colors showing up in the photo! *sigh* Adorable card!

cathylynn said...

All Beautiful! Love the shape and all the special details. You did a marvelous job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Jacque said...

Sweetie, this is soooo gorgeoius...all of that purple is stunning!!! And the scene you have made for that beautifully colored image is very charming!!! Beautiful...just beautiful!! Hugs..Jacque

Christina C. said...

I love purple, so, naturally, this card is right up my alley. Beautiful coloring and creating....such a lovely shaped card!!!

Angela said...

EEK bees!!! :(

Suzan, what a gorgeous card this is! I love the shape and sweet little scene you created. Have a great weekend, hugs, Angela