Friday, 18 June 2010

Sketch and Bookmark birthday card

It's my Niece Stephanie's birthday next week so thought I would kill two birds with one stone and make it a challenge entry as well.  I've used the sketch from the Tickled Pink challenge, sketch and bookmark #2.  As she's an avid reader I know she'll enjoy using the book mark.  She's had a stressful couple of weeks preparing for her last presentation for a Masters degree in Chemistry so I'm more than sure she'll be letting her hair down on her birthday.  I will also be entering this card into Just Magnolia challenge 'In the Garden'.

Well I've managed to buy 3 issues of Magnolia Ink, but no luck in finding the first Christmas issue lol.  I had a quick look on Ebay and found they were selling for £30 or more :-(  Think I can live without having the first issue in my collection. I'd rather put the money towards the exciting prospect of enlarging my Magnolia stamp collection. 

I've coloured Tilda and the Magnolia Tree mainly with Pro Markers with maybe a couple of Copic colours, they blend well together, I'm not a purist when it comes to brands, they all work the same. I've used very soft pattern pastel papers, lace, flowers, and heart embellishments and to finish I made a couple of bead pins.

Thank you for stopping by X

My entry into the following challenges
Tickled Pink - Sketch and Bookmark #2
Just Magnolia Challenge - Week 60 In the Garden


Carole said...

Love your card, good luck with the challenge!

I'm also just starting out with Magnolia stamps and love them, i might enter a challenge when i get the confidence :-) lol!

Debbie Pamment said...

This is just gorgeous - I'm sure your niece will LOVE it - and having the matching bookmark just makes it that much more special!
Thanx for joining us at TPS

Yevacity said...

Your card is magnificent! I am delighted!

Dena said...

Beautiful card! That lace is just a gorgeous touch!
Thanks for joining Just Magnolia this week!
Hugs, Dena

Serene Designs said...

Hi Kathleen, Your card is adorable and Im sure your niece will treasure it. I love the colouring, flowers, hearts and lace. It is really beautiful. Thankyou for sharing your inspiring talent. Have a Great Day. Bye for now Maria

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG! This is PrECIOUS! Your niece will be over the moon! xxD

Jodie from Oz said...

Kathleen, Love card & bookmark, it makes a wonderful gift. The colours and details are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at TPS Challenge this month. Hope you will join us again. hugs Jodie from Oz