Monday, July 26, 2010

Magnolicious-licious July Blog Hop

Ahoy everyone! We've been setting sail with a Blog Hop for July and sure hope that you've been following along, and leaving some love on all the DT's blogs. If you've sailed on over from Patti Jo's harbor then you sailing in the right direction and it is here where you'll drop your anchor, as I'm the last port call. So by now you know what the theme of our blog hop is? Aye, it's A Nautical Theme. We hope you'll view all the entries and then get busy and create something Nautical to enter into the challenge. So hoist your anchor and safe sailing....

Here is my entry for this challenge...

I've made a gate fold card, (can you believe this is my first one?)the front panel slips into the ribbon to hold it closed.

Here is the card partial open...

For those who are interested in knowing what I used on my card, here is the recipe:

Stamps: #112 Sailor Edwin, #364 Boat Tilda, #615 Pier Fence w/Lifebuoy, #558 Barrel (minus skull and anchor) - Magnolia-licious store

Copics used:
Skin - E00, E000, E0000
Hair - Edwin - Y26, Y32, E55
Tilda - E25, E47, E49
Buoy - R22, R46, R89, C00, C1
Rope - E30
Wood - E35, E30, E25
Water - BG10, BG23
Edwin's Suit - B37, B39, B45, C00, C1
Tilda's Suit - R27, C00, C1, C3
Barrel - E31, E35, E55
Stickles - Frosted lace
Atyou Spica - Silver, Red
Clouds and sky - Chalk
Charm - stash
Ribbon, stash
Button - Magnolia Stamps US
Martha Stewart Punch around the page

Now here's a close-up of Edwin on the pier:

I stamped and colored the buoy twice and placed the second on the first with pop dots
Edwin was cut out and also mounted with pop dots.

Here's how I finished the inside:

Tilda and the barrel were both cut out and adhered with pop dots.

I sure hope you've enjoyed dropping anchor at Stampelicious Harbour. I'm the final Port call, so now you can swashbuckle your way over to your stamping table and begin your own wonderful Nautical themed card. Can't wait to see what everyone does...


  1. Absolutely stunning Barb. I just love these images. The coloring is amazing. I absolutely love the clouds. How do you get them so beautiful. I must have the whole set of these little beauties.
    Hugs xx

  2. I love your card. I've followed the blogs in order, but only managed to find 2 so far, but will pop back and leave some love with the others later.
    Sam xx

  3. Hi There,

    Great card and like the inside too. Lovely colouring.

    Hugs Ali x

  4. Wonderful card! Stunning work! Love the colours!

    Have a great day, Hugs Tanja

  5. Your card is super cute. Love the outside and the inside.



  6. stunning nautical card and your ribbon fastener is so clever. Like all good things they do eventually come to an end. I have enjoyed sailing trip off now to create a card.

    hugs Clare x

  7. What a lovely card!! Love youre colouring!!


  8. What a lovely card!! Love youre colouring!!


  9. Oh, I've forgotten about this Edwin-WAY TO GO, Barb! Love the anchor he is holdin!
    The inside of the card is so well done, too! Love your coloring!

  10. Great gate fold card. Love the inside as well. This was a wonderful blog hop and all of you are so very talented and creative.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. Too cute! I love the idea of using the ribbon to keep the card closed. Thanks so much for the great idea!

  12. Barb,
    your card is marvelous.. I love the gate fold cards... and Tilda inside of the card is just adorable!!
    Awesome job!

  13. Barb! Fantastic nautical card. Love the gate fold and your coloring is out of this world!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  14. Beautiful card Barb, love the colors chosen and your layout

  15. Barb, a gorgeous card as usual. I love the little surprise sailor inside.


  16. Barb this is just to darn cute ! Awesome job :)

  17. Hi ladybug!!! Hope you're feeling lots better today! LOVE your card, hun! Edwin is so cute standing in front of that ocean background. Great job with the sky! And your coloring is fantastic! Tilda sitting on the barrel is just adorable! I love it! Take care and feel better!!
    big hugs!

  18. Great Card! I love it!!! Thanks for sharing.

  19. I like the simplicity of your card. The clouds in the bg are wonderful and I like the idea of using the popdots to bring dimension to your project. TFS

  20. Love your sky all those fluffy clouds! Awesome job with your coloring! Great card.

  21. Barb, this is a darling card. I love your coloring and all your cards are fantastic.

  22. this is amazing i love the inside too xx

  23. Look at that handsome Edwin... he is awesome in these nautical colors! Beautiful coloring of this pair Barb!
    Pam Going Postal

  24. A beautiful card!!!

    Hugs Wenche :0)

  25. So cute Barb! I love the fun way this opens and cutie pie sailors too! Always done so beautifully inside & out!
    Hope you are recovering quickly!


  26. Charming card, Barb. Your colouring is awesome!!! Love your paper choices, especially the blue one on the inside. What a great surprise to find Tilda in there waiting for her dear Edwin!! Love how you have closed the front of your card with the pretty ribbon.
    Hugs, Candy

  27. Really cute card and I've not made one like this before (gated), so am gonna give it a try. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  28. Oh Barb!!! Your card is so cute!!! and as always... I love your coloring!! I wish I could have a little bit of your talent!!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and love


  29. AWE! This is so sweet! I love the way it opens and the stamps and border punch. Darling card.

    Hugs, Mindy

  30. Great card! Shari (cricutrookie)

  31. I've never made a gate fold card either, but yours is inspiring me! I love your coloring--you really brought these images to life! The sky and clouds are so beautiful. I love the colors, papers--what a fabulous card!

  32. thanks for sharing your wonderful card, you have indeed left me heading for my craft room to create some cards myself.

  33. A beautiful card, love the images you have used and the background clouds. Sarah x

  34. what a gorgeous card. I love how u have tilda inside the card, for something extra. great work. Kirsten

  35. got blown away by your card..... lols!
    Love how you've colored your card and put everything together.. I never thought black(ribbon) would go with blue! You did it so well!

  36. Whew - I thought I never would get to the end of the comments so I could leave one too. You are so consistent with good cards Barb - how many times can one say your coloring is fantastic. I really loved the inside of this card.
    HUGS - Sandy

  37. Cute, cute, cute, Barb!
    Huggies ~

  38. What a cute card!!! Love the adorable Edwin with the puffy clouds behind! What a great idea to have the panel slip under the ribbon! And you make the inside as nice as the outside! Fantastic work Barb! Hope you are recovering nicely too!

  39. Very cute card!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  40. Deb, this is so adorable. LOve your coloring and layout of Nautical Edwin.. Love your gate folded card... can't believe it is your first.. you did such a great job. and love the inside with Tilda.. Great job..
    Hugs, Jean

  41. Absolutely a fun, beautifully colored gatefold card, Barb! Love everything about your card! Well thought out. Hugs, Cami

  42. Barb,
    This is so cute!
    Fabulous cards from all the team!

  43. Barb! This is soooo BEAUTIFUL! My goodness, your colouring is AMAZING! I love it!


  44. Beautiful match on using both Tilda & Edwin on this card Barb. Love the precious cloud background and the inside is just as lovely :o)

  45. Oh aren't they just adorable!!! Your card is wonderful Barbara, and I'm sad you're the final port of call because I have enjoyed this blog hop more than any I've ever been on! Well done to you and the team, magnificent projects! :o) x

  46. Super cute card ... Love the gate fold & all the Magnolias you used on it ... Beautifully colored ...
    Hope you're feeling better now.
    Hugs, Janie


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