Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year for Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Color Challenge

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! My hubby and I had a quiet Christmas Day and New Year's Eve! I came down with Shingles the Thursday before Christmas along with a cold, so we spent it at home and we had minestrone soup and french bread for Christmas dinner. I usually prepare a nice dinner for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but I just wasn't able to do it. If you've had the chickenpox, I would recommend that you get the Shingle Shot that is available. It is no fun having Shingles! It is so painful! I know I will be getting the shot as soon as I am completely well, because they can reoccur over and over again. It seems like more and more people are coming down with Shingle nowadays, especially due the busy lifestyles that most of us lead.

Well, it is time for the very first challenge of the New Year at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. The challenge is being hosted by the talented Chris.
For this Color Challenge, Chris has chosen these winter colors!
I hope it inspires you to play along with us! All you need to do is to use a MAGNOLIA IMAGE 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. 

For my card, I have used Digi Design Papers from Shery K Designs - Cacao Collection that I purchased at MyGrafico. I received some images from the new  With Love Collection the other day from Magnolia-licious and had to use the Tilda with Love Potion. I think she is perfect for a New Year's Card as well as for a Valentine's Day Card, a Wedding Card, a Congratulations Card, and so many more occasions! Tilda was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I paper pieced her dress and shoes and added some sparkle using Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen to the dress, and the heart bubbles. You really can't see it on Tilda's dress in the picture, but it looks really pretty in person.  The Silver Roses are from Recollections. The White Semi-Open Rosebuds are Wild Orchid Crafts. The Silver Glitter Fronds are from Michaels. The Sheer Silver Ribbon and Silver Glitter Paper are from JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit today! I hope you take a moment to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog  and see all the gorgeous cards that my teammates have created!! I also hope you stop by Magnolia-licious to see all the wonderful deals that Diana is offering.

I wish you all a wonderful New Year with Good Health, Much Happiness and Happy Crafting!

I am entering my card in the following Challenge:

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 192 - Happy New Year

I'm so excited that my card made Top 3 at Cupcake Inspirations!

Big Hugs,



Katie K said...

This s so sweet, love this Tilda and your coloring is gorgeous. So sorry to hear that you got shingles over Christmas hope you recover soon. I had it a few years ago, it was not nice at all.
Take care,

Cami said...

Beautiful card Suzan! Those silver flowers are stunning, and I like how you paper pieced Tilda's dress! It is a very elegant card!
Hope your shingles are getting better!

Love and Hugs,

Kelly Neis said...

I love this dress, great job it is perfect. The silver accents are great for the New Year celebration of heart bubbly. Fabulous card and so fun.
Hugs, Kelly

Jacque said...

Oh My Goodness, sweetie...this card is spectacular!!! I am amazed at how beautifully you used the silvers...they are so difficult to match and yours are better than perfect!!! And all of those details just showcase this little darling in such a stunning way!!! Lovely card!!! Big hugs...Jacque

Katie said...

Just fabulous Suzan! And I love how you resized the paper for her paper pieced dress, genius!

Cathy Lee said...

Gorgeous, Suzan. I love Tilda's dress. She matches your designer papers perfectly. Lovely design. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.
Cathy Lee

Danielle said...

What a lovely paper piecing job you did on tilda's dress, Suzan, I also love the combination of blueish grey and silver, very pretty and precious. totally awesome, a wonderful winter combination. Hugs.

Suzi said...

What a perfect New Year card with this adorable Tilda. Your papers and floral arrangement are fabulous as is sweet Tilda's dress.
Suzi x

..Karen said...

So very pretty!! : )

Christina C. said...

WOW....Suzan, this is the first card I have seen with Tilda and her love potion! Totally stunning job coloring and showcasing this cutie!
Love the paper-pieced dress and the gorgeous silver roses....beautiful!

Sharon Caudle said...

Happy New Year, Suzan!! I'm so sorry you've been under the weather! I have had soooo many friends come down with shingles lately! What the heck is going on! I hope you're doing much better now! Your card is gorgeous!! Love all the beautiful silver! Beautiful! And love her paper pieced dress too! Take care hun! Will I get to see you at CHA????
hugs, Sharon

Chris said...

This is just delightful, Suzan! I love Tilda's dress! It's hard to see our little girl looking all grown up! LOL thank you for the wonderful take on the challenge. I love those roses, too. I bet, with the sparkle, the card is fabulous IRL. It's great!

Chris Christensen
Magnolia-licious DT

Paula said...

Fantastic card! The paper piecing for the dress looks awesome. Definitely a sparkly New Year card, love it!

Nancee Purdum said...

I love the color and paper combinations!

cabio's craft corner said...

This is too cool Suzan. Love the sweet paper piecing dress and the cooridinate background DP of this card. Beautiful job!!
Poor you having a shingle shot, I hope this won't happen to you again.
Big Hugs,

cathylynn said...

Great New Years card! Love the paper piecing and fabulous colors!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Rene said...

This is STUNNING! I love love love LOVE everything about it...silvery perfection!
P.S. You should add it to the Cupcake Inspirations challenge this week!!!! The colors and theme are perfect!

Angela said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you were sick with the shingles over the holiday. I know it is quite painful and I do plan to get the shot one day. I hope you're all better now?

You have done a wonderful job with your card, Suzan. It is beautiful. Love this color combination and her paper pieced dress looks fabulous.

Take care of yourself, big hugs, Angela

Peggie said...

Pretty card. Love the silver accents.

Anonymous said...

I love the neutral tones, just beautiful
Hugs julie P

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is a stunning card! Love all the sparkling details AND you´ve done an amzing work with that sweet image!

Your cards are ALWAYS perfect to the smallest of details.

Sending you a BIG hug and hope you are feeling better/Gunilla

Patricia St Martin said...

Susan, Tilda is just adorable. Love all the sparkles and the paper piecing is wonderful. Your flowers are just stunning.
XX :)

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous card! Very Pretty DP. Awesome design.


Candy said...

Hi Suzan,
Hope you are starting to feel better by now. I know how painful shingles can be!
You've made a wonderful card. Just perfect for New Year. Tilda is very pretty in her paper pieced dress and your papers are great. Just love your silver flowers and all the bling you have on your work.
Big hugs, Candy

Linda said...

Wow suzan this is just exceptional work!!!!! Love the gorgeous colors and your coloring is fabulous!!!!!1 Amazing card!!!!!

Ellen said...

I just love your card! It makes me smile a lot! I hope you are feeling better the last few days.

groetjes, Ellen

Eulanda said...

Suzan this is so sweet!! Your flowers are soooo pretty and love the paper-pierced dress!! Great take on the challenge. Have a great weekend, if you aren't in it already. LOL! Hugs!
Magnolia-licious Designer

Indy said...

What a beautiful card! Love all that silver...and your image...she is darling! Hope to see more of your work at Cupcake Inspirations!

Anonymous said...

lovely Suzan! Adorable Tilda sharing her cheerful hearts and pretty roses!

Dora said...

Awww this is stunning, love this Tilda with her paper pieced dress xx

Valerie Anderson said...

So sweet! Thanks for the warm New Year wishes and wishing you all the best for this year! Happy New Year!