Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Apple Tilda For Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge


Hello Everyone! One of my favorite times of the year is fall! During the fall, my hubby and I love to  go for the day to Oak Glen, a little town up in the mountains, to get some apples, freshly pressed apple cider, apple pie and more. I usually pack a picnic and we go to all the orchards and shops! One of our favorite places to stop is Snow Line Orchard. They have the best Apple Cider Mini Donuts that they make while you wait! The warm donuts covered with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar are so delicious! I can't wait to go this year!
Today at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog, we are being hosted by our very sweet Design Team
 Leader, Candy.  The theme that she has chosen is to USE BUTTONS on a card or project!

I hope that you will join in on this fun challenge! All you need to do is use a Magnolia Image and Buttons on your card or project. Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of a  Special Surprise Gift from  
Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Magnolias and many other wonderful things.

Halloween is just around the corner and Diana has put together a Halloween/Autumn Bundle of 14 Mini Stamps with a 28% Savings!! All the minis in the bundle are so cute!.  .  . Perfect for Halloween Treat Bags, Tags and Cards!
For my Criss Cross Card, I have used Digi Design Papers from MyGrafico Shery K Designs Apples Collection and Christmas 5 Collection. Apple Tilda, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. For the scalloped borders, I used  EK Success Dotted Scallop Slim Edger Punch. This is one of my favorite punches! The apples on either side of Tilda are buttons from JHB. They were originally a bright red, which didn't match the design papers very well, so I painted them with Martha Stewart Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paints - Chipotle and Pesto. Then, I added a coating of Glossy Accents with a paint brush. The lace and red gingham ribbon are from my stash. The doily is from Wilton. The pearl strand is from JoAnn's. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and All Natural Accents.

Here is a look of the card and the insert that fits in the pocket.
The apple on the insert is a Sticko sticker from EK Success.
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me! I hope you take a minute to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see all the gorgeous cards that my teammates have created!!

I can't wait to see the cards that you create for this challenge!

Have a wonderful week! I hope wherever you are it is starting to look and feel like fall!

Big Hugs,



Maris said...

hi Suzan, lovely creation, love the "dutch"colors too xx

Ellen said...

This is a very lovely card. Great DP with the apples.

groetjes, Ellen

Rene said...

Just fabulous! Love those apple buttons! Gorgeous card...beautiful layout...wonderful coloring! Fantastic!
Rene :D

Cathy Lee said...

Suzan, this is darling. I love Criss Cross cards. Your Tilda is so sweet and I love how you colored her. Those apple buttons are super cute with your papers and lace. Simply precious!
Cathy Lee

..Karen said...

SO very beautiful!!!

June Nelson said...

Aw Wow!!! this is absolutely beautiful, I love the colours and tha layout, and those little buttns are just perfect for it, its a stunning card sweetie, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jacque said...

Oh, sweetie!!! What a darling card!!! The colors you have used are so stunning and your coloring of that sweet image is so beautiful!!! I especially love all of the details you have added---they make this such a special card!!! Big hugs..Jacque

Jenée said...

Beautiful card. Your colouring is beautiful, and I so like the combination of papers and that pretty lace.

Angela said...

Absolutely gorgeous Suzan! Beautiful design and I love the red and blue color combo. The lace adds a homespun look - my favorite style! Awesome card sweetie, hugs, Angela

Candy said...

Hi Suzan,
I really love your card!
The red and blue colour scheme is wonderful.
Tilda's is coloured beautifully.
The belly band is a great option and beautifully decorated.
Big hugs, Candy

Cami said...

I just love, love, love this sweet and pretty card, Suzan! the apple buttons are SO cute! The card insert is so pretty as you carried over the theme. Most adorable, and gorgeous coloring!


Paula said...

Very cute card! I just love these colors together, and Tilda looks so pretty. Wonderfully done :)

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

So totally cute, and love the apple buttons. Great card.
Blessings Doreen

Peggie said...

Such a sweet card. Love all the details. The blue is so pretty.

Paper Tails said...

What a beautiful card! Beautifully designed and embellished.


Eulanda said...

There's just something really sweet about apples/red and lace. I don't know what it is but I love it. Apples or cherries. LOL! Love your coloring and the buttons are just too cute! Hugs!

Kelly Neis said...

How pretty, I love the apple buttons and the clean colors, blue and red with the apples, how cute. I love your design, Beautiful card.

Monique said...

What a sweet card Suzan !! I love all the cute buttons you used :)).

Hugs Monique

Danielle said...

Wonderful card Suzan, Love this apple paper and buttons are really cute! Very pretty card! have a nice day ! hugs

Linda Palmer said...

This is so beautiful! I love the colors, your beautiful coloring and beautiful design. Awesome!

Laura said...

I love the crisp, cleanness of your card and I especially love how beautifully you've colored up that Tilda! Gorgeous!

Laura C.

Anonymous said...

She is precious Suzan! Love your apple creating and coloring! Adorable card.. just makes me smile! We love apples!

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Suzan. Your coloring is FAB and I love the apple buttons.

Elle said...

This is SO cute! I love the apples.

Norma said...

Suzan, gorgeous card. I love criss cross cards. Wonderful colour combo. Beautiful colouring of this adorable Tilda--hmmm..not sure if I have her. Terrific job in putting this card together. Love the pretty lace.

Chris said...

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Love this cross over card! I really like the papers that you chose to use. The colors are wonderfu. Tilda is precious. It is just an adorable little piece of art!

Chris Christensen

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet card Suzan. How sweet of you using the apple theme. Very fun and unique details. What a clever idea using the apple buttons :o)

Suzi said...

Awe!! this is too adorable Suzan, I love that sweet Tilda with her little turban. Your colour combo is gorgeous and you've made one of my favourtie shaped card. Beautiful work hon.
Suzi x

Elise said...

Hi Suzan! This is simply GORGEOUS! I love the colors you've used and the design of your stunning card!!! The trip up to Oak Glen sounds FABULOUS!!! I've never even heard of it and gosh, now I want to tell my hubby all about it and actually go there! lol! Apple Cider Mini Donuts?! OooOoH! That sounds divine! :) Hope you both have a lovely time when you go this Fall!


Vicky said...

Hi Susan, I have just found your lovely blog. Your creations are gorgeous, I love your unique style

hugs Vicky xxx


Brittany said...

Lovely, Hugs,. Brittany, xx

Sharon Caudle said...

oooooooo LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!!! The apple accents you've used are PERFECT and Tilda is colored to perfection!! Awesome design, ladybug!!!! And in case you couldn't tell...I LOVE this card!!! :)
hugs, Sharon

Lenoria said...

Beautiful card and I know what you mean by the apple cider donuts! Barber's orchard in Waynesville, NC is the first place I had ever seen these and was drawn in by the wonderful smell and then my husband and I were completely hooked by the taste! We make a special trip over every year (several times) just for the donuts!!