The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge - Birthday.........


We the Magnolia Design Team are today very excited, as today is the first day of our very first challenge TOMIC!

We are celebrating a very special birthday. Our very own Magnolia Mummy Pauline's.  Who designs all that is sweet and gorgeous at Magnolia. So, we thought what a great way for our challenge to start off is to have the theme Birthday. 

Here is my card that has been sent to Pauline in Sweden.

I have coloured my image with distress ink pads. The background has been distressed with pumice stone and the edge of this and all my papers have been edged with walnut stain.

I have decorated the inside too.

Here is the inside left. I have used Magnolia's Doohickey dies for the Tag, Butterfly and Lace border. The small flower is an EK Success punch.

Here is the inside right. The large flower and leaves are also Magnolia Doohickey dies.

I have also added stickle glue star dust and lightly sprayed the whole card with glimmer mist.

Thank you so very much for your visit. It would be so wonderful if you would join us in our new TOMIC challenge. The rest of the Magnolia design team have made the most stunning cards for your inspiration. I look forward to visiting with you and see all your beautiful Birthday creations!


kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - walnut stain, vintage photo
dress - stormy sky, black soot, walnut stain
shoes - black soot, spun sugar
basket - frayed burlap, aged mahogany, shabby shutters


Cheryl said...

oh kim this is pure eye candy just stunning really adore that tilda,colored as usual to perfection hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Dodici said...

Another stunning card,inside and outside.Everything is just perfect.And I want to thank you for the comments you left on my cards,they mean so much to me.

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Kim, Pauline is going to treasure your card to her! Very exciting to be starting the new challenge and it's such a gorgeous first post. Brilliant to see you yesterday and can't wait for a proper catch up. Love, Chris xx

100drine said...

sublime ta carte !!!

lenny said...

Absolutely beautiful Kim
hug lenny

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty Kim.. love the softness and the decorated inside .
Fab new challenge
Lisa x

Diane said...

This is absolutely delightful,Kim and the inside is as beautiful as the outside (except for Tilda, of course!! LOL). Amazing colouring and design!
Diane x

Eskimo Frosting said...

Wow what a stunning a card. Your cards are always so crisp looking and fresh.


chrissy xx said...

Another Stunning card Kim. Fabulous colours and one sweet Tilda.
Hope you are all well and enjoying this good weather.

Anonymous said...

OOOh my word!! I'm so so thrilled to be able to see your creations on this challenge blog!! How exciting and FUN!!! I adore this gorgeous layout Kim with your pretty details!! What a great birthday inspiration!! THANKS!! :)

hobby@Janet said...

oooh wauww...it`s a stunning card!!
And al the dt members have made beautiful cards!!

good luck with the new blog!!


Angela said...

Oh how beautiful this is Kim! Absolutely gorgeous and will be treasured for sure!! <3 hugs, Angela

Safo said...

Какая красота! Внутри очень красиво!

Tracey T said...

This is so beautiful, Kim. I love the attention to detail inside and out and your painting of the image is stunning, as always. Going over to TOMIC now! Tracey x

Esther said...

Woww it's such a beauty again.
I love the colors.

Hugs Esther

Susy said...

This is gorgeus, Kim!!!!!


Penni said...

Stunning card Kim - what a fabulous start to this new Challenge Blog.

I love the soft shades and the inside is superb.


Riet said...

So wonderful card Kim,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Shirley N said...

Your card is just stunning Kim! Love your soft colors and coloring and every detail just amazing!

Marijke said...

Very GORGEOUS card/creation!!!

Marijke said...

Very GORGEOUS card/creation!!!

May Britts papir og sånt said...

Absolutely beautiful,I love the soft shades.I just love it.
Hugs May Britt.

Kim Kelley said...

So gorgeous! Love the inside!



Erna said...

This card is realy great.
I love the colors and the way you arange the flowers.



Fr@nz said...

An other stunning card...i love your coloring!
Hugs, Fra♥

Ana (Anrilla) said...

Hi Kim,

Your card is very beautifull. You have a lot of details, you color very well!

you have a great day!

Kim said...

OMG... This is so gorgeous! And the way you decorated the inside as well..WOW! Love everything about it.

Hugs Kim

Christina C. said...

Another magnificent work of art by one of the most talented card makers on the planet! WOW....an extraordinarily stunning creation!

Jodie from Oz said...

Kim, Your card is beautiful, a fabulous creation and to receive a card this beautiful is a gift in it itself, I'm sure Pauline will treasure it always. You are such an inspiratation. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Dawn said...

Hi Kim, your card is stunningly beautiful - every detail is perfect. Pauline will undoubtedly adore it. Thank you for the amazing inspiration. Hugs, Dawn

Kamilla said...

OMGGGG Kim, this is stunning, I just love it!
The colour and the details is an eye popper!!
Love your work!! <3
Hugs, Camilla

Lisa said...

Oh, so beautiful card Kim!! You are colouring very very good. So inspiring work. There is something special about your cards, they are all so wonderful :)
I also follow your blog now :)


cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card Kim! Lovely details and sweet flowers. Love the inside tag pocket. Very cute! Thanks for sharing :o)

Sheri said...

Kim...I kid you not. You're coloring is always...like something right out of heaven! I am always blown away. Beautiful card!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Kim!
one of my favourite Tilda's and you have framed her beautifully. I love the embellies and the DP's.
The inside is as lovely as the front.
Your coloring of course is always gorgeous.
Hugs Maz