Monday, February 20, 2012

Spring is right around the corner Blog Hop!

The Magnolia-licious Highlites Design Team is hopping into Spring this month! What fun and inspiration there is in store for you.

If you've hopped on over from the extremely creative and talented Mindy's blog you're headed in the right direction! If you've just jumped into my blog, please go Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog to get the right order. From here you're going to head on over to the equally talented Sharon's blog to feast your eyes on her magnificent creation. I'm telling you girls, you don't want to miss a single stop on this hop!

I had kind of worked ahead on my card this time while I waited for my SU Blushing Bride cardstock to arrive. So when it did arrive, the card just fell into place. This month I have chosen the completely adorable #321 Hello Little Butterfly image from Magnolia-licious. I'm sorry to say that she is only available in the Mini size at the moment. You'll have to check with Diana to see if she will be stocking this image in the near future.

So here is what I came up with...

And here's a close up of this pretty Tilda...

As you know I really prefer to work with soft colors and use lots of flowers and pearls. I can really get creative in this medium!

I always like to show you a side angle view of my cards...

I was so inspired by my pretty dp in pink that I got a little carried away on the inside. I don't think there are really any 'pink' mushrooms, except in Fairy land, but for me there is...

Here is the salutation panel. I made a pocket and jazzed it up and added another oval shape to write out your greeting...

Here is the panel out of the pocket...

And to bring it all to a close, here is my 'artsy' angled photo...

For those who are interested, here is my card recipe:

Card Stock - SU Blushing Bride, Generic white and Xpress It Blending card
DP - Vintage Whimsey by 'the girl's paperie' which I found at my local LSS
Skin - E0000, 00, 11, chalk for cheeks
Hair - E30, 31, 34
Apron/Mushrooms - R81, 83, 85, E40, 41, 42, 43
Leaves - G43
Dress/Boots - C00, 1, 3
SB Classic Ovals Large and Large Scalloped
Magnolia Vintage Lace die, Hear Swirl Die
Flowers/ribbon/pearls - stash
Butterflies - MS punch
Distress Inks - tattered rose and weathered wood

Now that you've finished your hop stop here at my blog please don't forget to head on over the the uber talented Sharon Caudle's blog. There's lots more spring inspiration ahead of you, so keep on hoppin'.


  1. This is so beautiful I love the soft pink it is so soothing.

    I have My First free candy on my blog if you want to enter the drawing.

    Hugs Tammy Ortiz

  2. Your card is so precious Barb. The DP you picked on this card is so delightful and Tilda looks so adorable :o)

  3. Such a pretty card Barb and what a nifty idea for the inside! You ladies on the DT are so good with blending your colors! Very nice!

  4. Barb, this card is so pretty and sweet!

  5. what a wonderful card you have made i really like the spring theme and the colors.

    with love


  6. Your card is wonderful, Barb!! I love the soft colors!! Pink with a bit of green is a favorite of mine!! I even have some of this paper!! Hmmm! YOu have me thinking!!

  7. Wow, this card is so adorable! Love this soft pink and green.

  8. Gorgeous Barb, beautiful papers and your images are colored so perfectly

  9. Just magnificent the Mini image is adorable and what a magical card for her to adorn!! Oh and I'm loving the pink mushrooms just divine!! lol Chanelle xx

  10. Hi. Wonderful. My favorite color combination green-pink. Love how you made inside the card. Hugs. Lily Anuska

  11. OMG Barb, this is totally gorgeous. Your DP's and your colorchoice is so beautiful. Also Tilda is looking awesome on your beautiful design. And i love all the details.

  12. Soooooooo sweet!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love it!

  13. Oh WOW, Barb. I love your card. Stunningly gorgeous. I love this Tilda. The Butterfly Dream Collection is my fave colletion--I like most of the stamps there. Love the soft colours. Gorgeous DP's. Ooh, I love the hidden panel in pocket idea of the inside of your card--going to 'borrow' that for my card too. Thanks.

  14. Oh Barb, this is soooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love your soft and pretty colors and your coloring is always sheer perfection! A truly stunning creation from your talented little hands! Hope you're doing well!!
    big hugs, Sharon

  15. OMG.. Barb, what a sweet card. so soft. and pink, as i love them. papers and colors are magnificient, and so well orchestrated, a perfect harmony. I so love this tilda, she is awesome. of course... one of my favourites. I looooove the inside, the pink mushrooms and the lovely space for writing. have a beautiful day. Hugs.

  16. I love the card. The inside is awesome as this area I have a hard time completing the inside of my cards. I never know what to do. Thanks for some inspiration.

  17. Barb this is stunning! LOVE the colors. It's so easy to make pink pretty, isn't it? :)

    Hugs, Mindy

  18. So pretty Barb!!! Pink is definitely the new 'spring' color! Love how soft and sweet this card is. Just beautiful!


  19. What a beautifull card Barb. I also love how you decorated the inside!

    Hugs Monique

  20. Wow barb this is my kind of card!!!! Love the design inside outside the back and front the whole thing is Stunning!!!!!! Excellent work again!!!!!

  21. So soft and pretty!!! The colours are beautiful and that image is oh so sweet!!! Lovin' your artsy angled shot too hehe!!
    hugs, stephanne

  22. She's one of my all time favourites and you've definitely done her justice Barb. Delightful creation, I love the sweet DP and soft colours, Just Beautiful inside and out
    Hugs Julie P

  23. Thats an very nice card oriject,, looks wonderful and the lovely details...great!
    Like the way you style all sites of the card!


  24. Beautiful!! I love the softness of this. Tilda is just so pretty in pink. And love the way you got carried away on the inside, just as pretty as the outside. Wonderful card :)

  25. Oh how sweet and gorgeous! Gorgeous papers, and Tilda is so sweet in her pink dress! Hugs! Leah Ann

  26. This is just Gorgeous. wow, the colors and design are awesome
    hugs Tammy

  27. Very pretty spring card, inside and out, Barb! I love the soft pinks and of course this sweet Tilda so beautifully colored!

    Hugs, Cami

  28. Hi Barb!
    An amazing card. I love it. Fabulous job on the inside as well. Super coloring.
    hugs Maz

  29. Oh wow Barb!! This card is so gorgeous!! Lovely design and pretty colors for Spring!! ;)

  30. Gorgeous, stunning, oh Barb, this is so darling, so perfect for our little Miss butterfly Tilda.. She is so adorable in her pink penefore and white and love her shading.. your layout is so perfect and your inside is as interesting as your outside. A magnificent card!!!
    Hugs, Jean

  31. WOW!this card is stunning. I Love the fresh colours of spring that you have chosen. The inside and outside is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing this truly inspiring work of art
    hugs Julie

  32. Beautiful Barb! I love the colors and the design! Tilda never looked more adorable! I also love the pocket on the inside!
    Sorry I missed you great gals when Suzanne came to town!
    Big Hugs!

  33. Gorgeous Barb!! This card is stunning!!!! Tilda is so adorable!!

  34. Hi Barb! Your card is so beautiful. Love the soft colors. Hugs, Ivonne

  35. So beautiful, Barb! I'm a pink girl too :o)
    Your design paper is wonderful. Love the little butterfly you put on your ribbon. Very nice inside design of this card. Of course Tilda is wonderful!
    Hugs, Candy

  36. Such a lovely spring card. I love the fact that you have decorated all card sides . Thank you for sharing.
    Enjoy your day.

  37. Sweet card, love all the inside details.

    ** Kate **

  38. Hi Barb, your card is so darling! I love the DP's that you used and how you beautifully colored Tilda to match! Pink and green is one of my favorite color combos! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  39. What a superb Spring card, it's gorgeous. Teresa xx

  40. Love your card and the colors are perfect. The details you added inside are wonderful as well. TFS!

  41. Your card is so adorable! You've coloured Tilda to perfection and I love the soft colour and pattern in the DP. The little pocket is a wonderful detail too.

    Hugs, Dawn


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