Monday, November 1, 2010

Well shake it up baby now, shake it up baby.....

Welcome to the November Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog challenge. This month our hostess is...ME...and I chose to challenge you all to make a Shaker Card. They are a lot of fun!

I have several baby cards I need to make and so #339 Sleeping Baby Tingla and #286 Baby Tingla were my choices for my shaker card. Both images are available from Diana here at the Magnolia-licious store.

This was really fun! I enjoyed the entire process. There are directions to making a shaker card available on the web site, but I had already purchased some Shaker Pouches from Impression Obsession and so that is what I used. I hope that's okay!

Here is a view of the front of my shaker's very simple. I needed to make a baby card for a friend who just recently had a baby girl. What great timing!

I went hunting at Michael's to see what I could come up with to use as my shaking parts and ran into a road block until I spoted some Swarovski Crystals in a very small size. I thought they would be perfect, but unfortunately they were flat backed and the shiney side didn't stay facing forward. I also added some microbeads to the pouch.

Here is a closer look at Tingla, the beads and how I colored her....

I really kept this card quite simple, mainly because I didn't want to overpower my image. The paper I used is some old, old stuff from my stash. There was no name on the paper at all.

For the inside I wanted a sentiment and also something else to give interest to the circles. The sentiment is from SU and the pacifier charm is from my ever growing stash.

Since I have the original Baby Tingla #286, I thought she would be so cute on the inside of the card. Kind of like the baby is now awake. So I stamped a portion of her on the edge of the notation circle. I like the way the area looks much more finished when you add another image.

So here is a close up of Tingla with her pacifier...

Here is a look at the whole inside of the card...

Here is my card recipe:

CS - Whisper White, Pirouette Pink (SU) Cryogen White
DP - Stash
Skaker Pouch - Impression Obsession
Charm - stash
Pink Gingham ribbon for hair bows - SU
Sentiment - SU "God's Blessings"
Microbeads - SU
Swarovski Crystals - Michael's
Startdust Stickles

Copics used:
Skin - E00,000,0000
Cheeks - SU Chalk
Hair - Y26, 23
Pillow - G20,40
Hat and PJ Bottoms - RV0000,00,21
Blouse - Y00,0000
Wings - RV0000,00 and Stardust Stickles
Shadow - W0 W1 W3

Thanks for dropping by to see my latest card. I certainly hope that you'll get busy and give this a try. It's so much fun and I have made a few more which I will post in a day or two.



  1. Simple you say, well I would say SPECTACULAR! I absolutely love your card, especially the surprise inside with another image, delightful.
    hugs, Diana

  2. An adorable card Barb!! I always wanted to make a shaker card, but never try one. Your card sure inspire me to make one :o)

  3. Hi Barb, How SWEET, your card brought a smile right through my face.especially when I saw baby Tilda with her pacifier: soooo cute! I love his little cup, so neat. And your paper is lovely, perfect for the occasion.
    Gorgeous, and inspiring.

  4. What a gorgeous way to welcome a new little one into the world, Barb! Your card is beautiful!! Love both Tingla images and your coloring is fantastic as always! thanks for a fabulous challenge!
    hugs, Sharon

  5. This is adorable Barb, used to make shaker box cards all the time but they seemed to go out of style am glad they are coming back in.. I really love them and your did such a precious job on yours.. love your little baby and the inside is just as adorable... great card and great you are feeling better... Hooray!!
    Hugs, Jean

  6. so sweet Barb! Beautiful card!
    Pam Going Postal

  7. So cute! Love the little baby inside too! Fab job!

  8. Barb these shaker cards are really cool. I don't think yours is simple at all. Open it up and there's more goodies!



  9. ooooh.. soooo wonderful card.. love the baby.. ♥
    Hugs, Katrin

  10. oh Barb your card is ADORABLE!! Simple?? not really!! Very well balanced dear...
    Hugs, Janiel

  11. How cute, inside and out!!! She is so sweet sleeping and love how you've put the verse, charm and bow in the scallop circle. Just adorable how you did Tingla on the inside! They will treasure your card!
    Thanks for the challenge, it was fun to do a shaker again!

  12. Awwwwww so cute!!! Love how you have coloured, and the inside of the card is lovely too!!!

  13. So precious Barb--love the sweet images and soft colors you've used! Beautiful! Take care!


  14. Hi Barb. I'm so glad you're feeling a bit better! Just keep taking care of yourself! Your simple little card is simply GORGEOUS!!! I love the soft colors...and the crystals are perfect. Also love Tingla tucked in the inside. Soooooo cute!
    Pat Frank

  15. How adorable is this! Great shaker card, inside and out! Hugs, Cami

  16. There is nothing simple about your card Barb! Love the pastel pink and wonderful coloring on all your images.
    What a wonderful idea to use Swarovski crystals in your shaker.

  17. Hi Barb,
    Great to hear you are feeling better each day!
    You have made another beautiful baby card! Love the shaker challenge. I have never made one myself - but yours is adorable. Love the way you finish the insides of your cards usually with another image :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  18. Barb,
    I love baby card. You've done a fantastic job on this one. Your coloring is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing. Love it!


    Leslie Avila

  19. Gorgeous card Barb, wow the shaker part is enough bling for your whole card!! Your coloring is wonderful and I love that you added Tingla inside the card so cute!

  20. It's so cute Barb !

    Hugs Monique

  21. Hello Barb, Your shaker card is very lovely. Those infant Maggies are too adorable. I've never made a shaker card. I'll have to look for a tutorial. Anyway Barb you created a Beautiful card as always!

  22. Super sweet! Love how you decorated the inside too

  23. Hi Barb, I am sorry It has been a while since I have left you some love. How are you girl?? And all of your littlie kiddies? I hope everything is wonderful at your side of the computer. I am going to be a grandma in March with God's amazing touch. Congrats on the dt assignment at Magnolious. So proud for you my friend.
    I am doing my best to get back in the swing of things. This is a beautiful card. What a keepsake it would make for someone.
    Sending you a big ole Hug,
    Pam L.

  24. Hi Barb!
    Oh how sweet. I love that you have kept the card uncluttered as the focus is on baby Tingla. Love the DP. Soft and lovely.
    I love how you have done the inside of the card. So cute seeing Tingla sitting up having a peek over the oval.
    Hugs Maz

  25. Ohhhh..this is tooo cute!!! Love this gorgeous card...the inside is as lovely as the outside!
    Beautiful work, Barb!

  26. Really cute. Love the way the inside and outside go together. Tilda on the inside is just right.

  27. oh barb this is so sweet!
    greets sevi

  28. Barb, your card is sooo… adorable. Got the little tyke in my collection now..LOL. Love the clean look and simple layout, so that your main focus is on the baby. I like the way you stamped Tigla for the inside of your card, at the edge of the circle. It has a wonderful effect. Beautiful card.


    I’m always playing catchup here. Sorry. And I must find the time to join you in your challenge. Gosh I haven’t made a shaker card for a long long time. It’s a fabby idea.


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