Monday, August 1, 2011

Cluck cluck cluck...

Happy Monday everyone. Boy have we got a challenge for you this month! You're going to love this one...our very own beloved Diana at Magnolia-licious is the hostess for this challenge and she asked us to make a card using paper only! That's right!!! No ribbon, no pearls, no ready made flowers! Yikes! You know me and my flowers and pearls...this was really a challenge.

So I tried my hand and making some paper flowers and found a great tutorial in one of the Magnolia Ink Mags. and went to town. My first few were not the best, but at least I had the method down pat.

I went looking for paper and found this adorable chicken paper in my Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen stack. How perfect! That clinched the deal on which Image I would use so I dug up #383 Oops Tilda with her broken egg . She was absolutely made for this paper. I tried to find the chicken by Magnolia, but no one seemed to have her so I remember a Chicken image from Whipper Snapper which has been on my shelf for over a year. Well it worked out perfectly too! Hip hip hooray! Now I was cooking.

I had seen several tent cards posted lately and I decided to give it a try too. But remembering that I had to use paper only I was a little stumped when I had to figure out a way to attach my sentiment. Usually the image or sentiment is suspended from the top of the tent with a small piece of chain, but of course that was out. Here is a side view of my Tent Card.

In the end, I decided to suspend my computer generated sentiment on a very thin slice of cardstock, fitting it between the two layers of my card front. Perfect!

Here is a close-up of Tilda. She is cut out and popped onto the front with dimensionals. You will notice that I cheated on this card (shame faced) Before I even knew what had happened I had done some sewing on the edges. I hope this doesn't disqualify me!!! :-(
Well lets move on....

Here is a pic of my cute little chicken. He fits so perfectly on this card that I was thrilled to remember him. I added a couple of swirls behind him to finish off that corner of my card.

Next I added my hand made Cabbage Rose made with the same paper and a coordinating one from the same stack. My small flowers were made with my SU punch and the tiny centers were made with my 1/16th in punch. The Marianne Leaf dies completed the setting. I also added a small arrangement of those little flowers in the opposite corner.

Here is an artsy view of the card...

Please drop by the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog to see what all the other DT have done with this challenge and get your challenge card made up and entered for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Diana.

Blessing and hugs,


  1. Wow Barb I love love love this card!!!! Wow what a great job!!!!! The colors and paers are beautiful!!!!!!!

  2. Gorgeous card Barb! I think that little chicken had better watch out or he might just become a chicken pie
    Hugs Julie P

  3. Oh CUTE CUTE and CUTE! I am LOVING that center cutout...fantastic! And what a cute chicken (and Tilda, of course, but that goes without saying!). Just too cute Barb!
    Rene :D

  4. Gorgeous card Barb! Love your handmade flowers and your Tilda is so pretty! The sentimet is awesome and love that fun little chicken :-) You did a great job on this card!

  5. How fantastic. So creative, Barb. Tilda is as adorable as ever and your little hen is the perfect touch! Great way to start the week.
    Sue S.

  6. That's so cute Barb !

    Hugs Monique

  7. I think that sweet chicken will give Oops tilda another egg speedy quick!
    Love the suspended disc with the sentiment!
    Great work, as always, friend!

  8. Hi Barb,
    Your card is so CUTE!
    I LOVE your papers - they couldn't be more perfect. Your sweet chicken is a wonderful accent to Oops Tilda :o) She is beautifully coloured.
    Your cabbage rose is wonderful.
    Hugs, Candy

  9. Wow barb - this came out very pretty!
    I haven't tried this tent card yet, but after seeing yours I think it is pretty easy to do...
    Love your colors and layout on yours.
    And I'm the newest on your follower's list..
    Have a super duper day....

  10. What a fun tent card. Cool DP used on this image and it's super cute!!

  11. SOOOO adorable!!! I just love this card! Everything coordinates perfectly ~ images, papers, flowers, etc. ~ it's just beautiful!

  12. If you are gonna sell this card I want to buy it! I am not kidding you Barb, this card belongs to ME!!!!!!! Perfect card - gorgeous flower and cute as punch chicken. Barb you are one major talent - I think you should be a designer for Magnolia Sweden. Your design work is always spot on - your coloring is perfect and there is no paper craft that you cannot perfect. Wow!! I hope hope you are feeling well and not in too much pain.

  13. Oh Barb so darling... I adore the cute chick and the mini Tilda.. Love your pp and your quote.. all so perfect.. all the colors are so perfectly matched and the flower is just so you.. it makes the card so great!!
    Hugs, Jean

  14. Absolutely Adroable! Love the colors and the Chicken is just too cute!

  15. How verry cute! Great job with your coloring on everything. Love that chicken :D

  16. Absolutely adorable, Barb!!! I love that chicken stamp with Oops Tilda! Your coloring is always gorgeous and the way you suspended your sentiment panel is perfect! You and I both did the exact same thing with the sewing! LOL! Anyway, I ADORE your card!!
    hugs, Sharon

  17. This is such an adorable card, Barb....sheer perfection. Definitely brought a smile to my face today! Perfect!
    P.S. I think Sandy should have this card!

  18. Hi Barb. Sorry I've been MIA. Your card is so darn adorable. What a challenge--sure makes you put your thinking cap on...LOL. Adorable Tilda image--love it--and always love your fabulous colouring. I really should give this tent card a try. I love your handmade flowers. I've never made your cabbage rose flower before. Woo-hoo...I am inspired!!! Thanks.

  19. Can we all say "CUTE"! I love this card. Your flowers are great and the design is adorable.

  20. Love how you've suspended the center! The whole layout is great!!! Such a sweet card with cutie Tilda and her broken egg!!! Adorable work Barb! Hope all is going well for you!!!

  21. Oh and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers! I'm so glad to see you're still crafting and creating gorgeous cards!! I love what you've done with this paper only challenge! (I won't tell anyone about the stitching!). Paper only is hard!! I love making tent cards...and this one is just so dang adorable!! Love the little chicken! hehehe! Hugs. Pat

  22. Your card is tooooo cute Barb, I love the center so much, and Tilda is very very lovely, one stamp I never had a chance to color!

  23. Oh, I love this! It is so warm and inviting! I love the theme and you did a great job restraining yourself with the challenge! LOL I love what you did and Tilda is adorable!



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