Friday, 13 August 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge – a sketch by Dawny

After the Acetate challenge last week we have a nice easy sketch by Dawny P to follow for this week’s Just Magnolia challenge.  And I have once again made an easel card (getting to be so predictable lol)

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I forgot I had this stamp, I was mooching the other night and found a bag of stamps I got at the NEC last November that I can’t even remember buying!!  So I get to play with my “new” Christmas Magnolias in time for Christmas, unlike last year when they got the Christmas stamps out so late it seemed a waste of time even buying them!  Hope they get their act together this year (can’t see it though as we’re almost in autumn and the summer kit has just come out lol). 

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I have used Memory Box papers (Spearmint) from Quixotic Paperie – I am in love with these papers, every pack I have bought is just so gorgeous.  I coloured the image with distress inks again and ….. shock, horror much much prefer using Copics and Promarkers.  I never thought I would say that lol.  What a traitor lol.

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The sentiment on the front of the card is Anna Griffin, the sentiment on the base was in a grab-bag I picked up off Ebay.  No make or name sadly.  I went round the edges of the paper with my sewing machine and then applied some Distress Paint.

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The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have used 35mm Wild Roses, 30mm Wild roses, 15mm roses, 6mm rose buds and 4mm rose buds.   The aqua roses were pale green so I spritzed them with Glimmer Mist to change the colour a bit.  The white roses have been spritzed with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist.  The pearls are also from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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A quick update on my hubby.  He is doing okay, still very tired but looking so much better than he did last Friday.  We’ve elected to see a Cardiologist privately as the wait on the NHS is quite a long one and we both want to get this sorted asap.  We are both so afraid this happens again so the sooner they find out what caused his heart to go haywire the better.  Thanks so much to all that have emailed, phoned, sent cards and even flowers (and some lottery tickets too lol) – you are all so amazing xxxxx

Thanks for stopping by,

 

82 comments:

  1. Great card again Bev.
    Very nice papers and colours. I think the colouring is great.

    Good to hear your hubby is feeling okay. Take good care!

    Hugs,
    Jolita

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  2. Great card again....Very nice papers and colours.

    Good to hear your hubby is feeling okay.

    Greetz Thea

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  3. Beautiful card Bev love those spearmint coloured papers. So glad to hear hubby is feeling better and dont blame you for wanting to find out what caused the problem earlier rather that later. Take care and have a great week end.
    Myrax

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  4. Good to hear your hubby is feeling better!
    Love the blue and all those flowers, wow! It's always nice yo find "forgotten presents", isn't it?
    Have a great weekend, the both of you! Enjoy life.

    Hugs Yolanda

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  5. Hi, Bev! A new gorgeous card of yours, I like this Tilda carrying the tree and the embellishments, the sentiments ,too. Happy your hubby is better. Hugs. Miria

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  6. Bev, this card is fantastic! Love all the details! Really a beautiful card and I so love it!
    Great to hear your hubby is feeling better! Take good care!
    Hugs,
    Silvie from France

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  7. Gorgeous card Bev, love the soft pastel colours! Great news hubby is on the mend :) Donna x

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  8. Gorgeous Bev the colours are stunning as is tilda!Love all the flowers.
    I`m glad your hubby is a bit better and you get seen to soon.

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  9. Beautiful card, loving the colour.

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  10. Gorgeous Bev love the colour glad OH is feeling better
    Anne xx

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  11. In one word, Gorgeous! And I am so pleased your hubby is on the mend. Hugs, Judy C xx

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  12. Hi Bev A stunning card, I love the papers and how you have coloured the lovely Tilda image. Glad your hubby is feeling ok.
    hugs maxine

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  13. Wonderful card Bev!
    Hugs Anneke

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  14. Hi Bev,
    This is a gorgeous card in wonderful pastel shades. I love the flowers and Tilda is beautifully coloured.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  15. this is beautiful Bev, love the colours
    Take care
    Nicki
    x

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  16. Hi Bev, pretty card, very different colours for Christmas but I like it! :) xx

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  17. Wow beautiful card Bev. I think this green colour is your favorite right ? I like it, it's a relaxing colour. I love how you always decorate the card with the flowers.

    Have a great week-end
    Hugs
    Melanie-Jane

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  18. Wow what a great card
    hug sLinda

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  19. Great to hear that your husband is feeling better. I hope they soon know what caused it.
    Love your card!
    Hugs
    Ina

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  20. Good to hear your hubby is feeling better, and once you've seen the cardiologist you can ask to have the teatment on the nhs that way you queue jumps, a bit silly really its all about getting into the system. Love the nhs but they waste so much money and time it could really do with less bureocracy (sorry can't spell that) and more patient care, if only the pen pushers would realise it.
    Love your card and those papers are so pretty too.

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  21. Stunning card Bev!!! The colour is gorgeous and perfectly embellished. best wishes to your Hubby. Caroline x

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  22. Hello Bev, your card is super as ever. I love the colors and the flowers, super.
    Great your hubby is better.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  23. Hi Bev glad you got sorted with appointment for hubby so important.wonder you have time for cards which is as per, super brill,love everything about it take care of each other have a good weekend,fit a bit of rest in Doris

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  24. Gorgeous card hun, can't believe you had a bag of stamps forgotten about, tut tut! lol Hope your husband gets sorted soon :) xxx

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  25. I love the colours on this superb creation. Absolutely adorable Bev.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  26. stunning card again Bev..I love the colours..and the papers are delish..

    glad your hubby is felling ok..

    hugs
    michelle xx

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  27. another stunning card I love the green colors
    hugs Lia

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  28. Hi Bev
    love your card, what a nice surprize to find stamps that you had forgot you had purchased lol. I know what you mean about magnolia, what I don't think they realize is that cardmaker's need to start making their cards months before the event (ie christmas cards need to be started in October etc). I am glad your hubby is improving from last week-end, but as for you having to see a cardiologist privately (because the N.H.S. is a long wait), I think this is appalling, WHY ? did the hospitial not find out last week-end what/why his heart went haywire. You must both be terrified that it could happen again, when you have no idea why it happended in the first place. ???? What happens if you have not got the funds to pay for this, do these hospitials/doctors keep their fingers crossed that nothing happens to the patient/s while they have a long wait on the N.H.S. to see a cardiologist. ? It might be worth speaking to your local M.P. regarding your frighting situation that you are in. I can understand fully why you felt that you have had to go private, because the heart & heart problems are not things that you can hang around on waiting list for.
    Hope that things improve for your hubby.
    huge hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  29. Absolutely and totally breathtaking! WoW!

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  30. I love, love, love this card...The color is so soft & soothing! Beautiful.
    Glad to hear hubby is doing better.
    Good luck with everything.

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  31. Hi Bev! Good idea about not waiting to see the cardiologist. You can never be too safe.

    Adorable image, lovely colours and amazing floral arrangement. Love it all! Many thanks for your constant inspiration. Enjoy your weekend!

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  32. Gorgeous card Bev. gorgeous colors and as always fabulous coloring.

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  33. Another awesome card!! Love the Fir Tree Magnolia! I am also shocked you said, Copics over Distress...trying to close my mouth! LOL

    Thanks for sharing your awesome talent.

    Hugs, Sheila

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  34. This is the greatest christmascard Bev!! Really love the colours!
    Greetz Yvonne

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  35. Hi Bev, Gorgeous card! Love the papers and fab Tilda image. I often find stamps that I have forgotten i've bought. Think it might be because I buy too many lol!

    So glad your hubby is feeling better. I don't blame you for wanting to get it sorted quickly. I work for the NHS and even though the waiting lists are better now than they were when I first started 16 years ago the wait to be seen when you are worried seems forever.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

    Lisa x

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  36. Gorgeous Bev~~love the soft sweet colors and the sparkle!!
    You make the most beautious easel cards Hun!!
    Hope you and hubby have a wondrous day!!
    Blessings and Hugz

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  37. Another stunner Bev! Love the soft blue and all those pretty flower accents. Gorgeous coloring and beautiful details! :)

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  38. Stunning card Bev. The colours are totally scrummy and you've come up trumps again. So glad you hubby is feeling better. Its just a shame you have to fork out to go private!!
    Clairexx

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  39. Beautiful card very nice colors and papers
    Good to hear your hubby is feeling better!
    Hugs Tineke

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  40. Lovely card and the colouring is perfect! I like this green color very much. Nice to hear your hubby is feeling better. Take good care!
    Hugs
    Wilma

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  41. Wow Bev! Gorgeous card :) Love the colors!

    Happy to hear your hubby is felling better.
    Hugs x
    Darcie

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  42. Beautiful, so pretty, glad hubby is ok
    Chris xx

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  43. Hi Bev such a gorgeous card hun...absolutely love it!!! Gorgoeus work as always! Woo-hoo your a Copic Girl!!! :)

    Very glad to hear your hubby is feeling better!

    Hugs~ Kim

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  44. Another Beautiful card. Love these colors for Christmas.

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  45. Oh Bev, this is the sweetest little card. Love your wonderful colors & papers ... I see you're using the branch punch again. Did you find a new one ? I was going to find one & send it to you ...
    I'll download the gingham paper as soon as I figure out how to do it.
    Then I will send others to your site so they can try it too.
    Hugs, Janie

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  46. So wonderful card Bev,I love the image and the colours.
    So beautiful papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  47. Beautiful card Bev. Glad to hear that your hubby is feeling better ~ Mel x

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  48. Hi Bev
    Glad your hubby is on the mend.
    Stunning card, adorable Tilda, just love the colours and gorgeous flower arrangements too.
    Kelly.x

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  49. I haven't been by for a while but so happy to be here today. All your Christmas cards are delightful and so beautiful. Gosh the folks on your mailing list are going to love getting them. Love the color of this one, so unusual for a Christmas card but so very pretty.
    Hugs & Blesings Bernie

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  50. Wonderful card, Bev!
    Wish you a very nice weekend - happy stamping! Tini

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  51. Aw, Bev, what can I say? I'm truly at a loss for words- it's so beautiful and when i see one done in my fav colour I'm stopped in my tracks, picking jaw off floor. When I think you can't get any better you just do!
    I'm so glad your husband is feeling better and I so agree with you, it's much better to "go private" and have the problem addressed quickly although I always think it's a terrible indictment on the Health Service that people have to do that. Hope the Consultant can see him quickly and diagnose the problem.

    Take care
    Alice (beemer)

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  52. Another beauty, love the soft colours with this image.
    Glad your hubby is recovering albeit slowly and at least if he see's the consultant your minds will be put at rest.
    Kim xXx

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  53. A gorgeous layout Bev and your coloring so beautiful!

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  54. How sweet!!!!
    Another absolutely stunning card again Bev. Love the papers and your beautiful coloring.

    Good to hear your huby is doing okay, take care!

    Hugs,
    Nicoline

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  55. Gorgeous card Bev, beautiful image and papers and love the design.

    Glad to hear your hubby is feeling a bit better today.
    Hugs Linda

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  56. Great card Bev.... nice papers and colours.

    Good to hear your hubby is feeling wel by by tanja

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  57. Another beautiful card Bev, your colours are super and I love the image too
    val xxx

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  58. This is gorgeous! LOVE the colors, I wish I was as good at painting with Distress Inks as you are, your coloring is amazing.

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  59. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the colours and how lucky that you 'found' your stamps! She's delightful! Hope your DH is ok ♥

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  60. Love it! Love it ! Love it! The colors & image are absolutely beautiful!
    ** Kona Jamie **

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  61. Scary times, Bev! I lift up prayers on your hubby's behalf and also for you!!! I do pray that you feel God's Hand upon your heart and mind as He heals your hubby. Nothing happens without God allowing it - and believe me, I've struggled with that (I've had cancer twice). Jesus ALONE healed me the 2nd time (it was there...then it was GONE!) I share this with you to strengthen you and bring HOPE : ) 'Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." Mark 10:27

    ...and for your card - simply marvelous!!! I'm with ya on the copics : )

    Lots and lots of love ~
    Lori

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  62. what an absolutely fab card bev!!!! just love the colors

    hugs
    daisy

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  63. Beautiful work - as always! Love this one.

    Judi x

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  64. yet another fabulous card Bev, love thos papers. Hope your hubby gets things sorted soon and makes a full recovery hugs
    x

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  65. Hallo Bev,
    Deine karte ist ja wieder so allerliebst geworden, so toll coloriert und gestaltet
    lg gila

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  66. Hi Bev, Im so sorry to hear that hubby hasnt been to well, I sincerely hope that hes now on the mend.
    Your card is stunning and so beautiful, love the colour scheme its so very pretty. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  67. The colours are just so soft and beautiful, another amazing card! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your hubby x

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  68. hi Bev, I really love the colors you used, it's a gorgeous card!
    And good to hear hubby is feeling okay!!
    hugs, jolanda

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  69. beautiful card again Bev..love the colours & papers you have used
    hugs
    Michelle Xx

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  70. O Bev this card is fantastic! Love all the details and flowers.
    Good to hear your hubby is feeling okay.
    hugs Nelleke

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  71. Your card is so beautiful.. love the colors and the coloring.. the layout and embellishments are so outstanding are so gorgeous..
    Glad your hubby is feeling a little better, but follow up on everything and make sure he keeps his cardiologist appointment.. very important...
    Hugs, Jean

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  72. Gorgeous card Bev. Love the colours and the beautiful image and the lovely DP.

    Glad to hear your hubby is feeling a wee bit better. Hope he's behaving and taking it easy till he sees the cardiologist.

    Kat x

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  73. Love the colours of that card Bev, and as always beautiful colouring xx

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  74. what a gorgeous card i love the colours and all the glitter its gorgeous

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  75. This card is so pretty! I love those papers. Just recently fell in love with MB papers - what have I been missing all of this time! :)

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  76. Nothing predictable about this beautiful card Bev! She is just stunning...like all your beautiful cards! :)

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  77. Bev: Your cards are beautiful and you do a fab job on colors. I just got my copic markers. I will practice and hope that someday I can color like you.
    I am a follower forever!

    Luv,

    Patti P.

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  78. This is gorgous!! Your coloring is divine. When I grow up, I want to color just like you. ;)

    So glad to hear that your hubby is feeling better.

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Bev x

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