Saturday, March 26, 2011

Magnolia-licious Highlights Contest!

I have been wanting to make this card for ages now!  I didn't have the right stamps last year and now that there are all these cute minis, I was able to achieve what I had in my mind.

ENTERING CATEGORY #4 - MINI AND LARGE

I told you I was going to make something inspired by my Grandmaw again and it is a sugared egg.  Every year, she would let me make them with her!  We would put little scenes inside and this is what I have done here as best I could with a flat object. haha! I wish she was still around to see how she has inspired me!
I added double thickness foam tape on the back of the yellow paper to get some space inside. I used these adorable minis to decorate. This is what it looks like when it lays flat. Here I have used Chicken Tilda and Spring Tree from Magnolia-licious Store.

Oh so many embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts haha! What would I do without them??!  I added the sweet little Tilda called "Tilda and Her Bunny" to the front.

My images are colored with copics and the papers are my very favorite Imaginisce.  I know I seem to use them all the time!! Yellow and light blue are just so pretty together and I love the dainty little patterns in these two.


Maybe in this one you can see the sweet sentiment. So cute! I added the mini  Two Eggs along the inside also. They were the perfect sized accessory!

I am entering this card into the Magnolia-licious Highlights Contest.  I think this one will be entered into the minis category.  If I am not following the rules by adding a large Tilda, please feel free to remove my entry.  I used 3 minis  so I thought it was better to enter into that category. Note, I have change the category to Large  and Mini Magnolias combined!!! Thanks Diana for adding this category!

Sorry for so many photos, but it is really hard to show you everything from a computer. I like it so much better in real life.  More than likely I will send this to my cousin.  I know she remembers the sugared eggs, but she didn't do the crafting with Grandmaw like I did, but will still appreciate the memory.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my little project! I had a blast making it and going down memory lane while I did it.  Doing things like this just really makes me miss my Grandparents.  I loved them so very much!  Ok, gotta run before I start boo hooing!

Hugs, Dena

60 comments:

Julye said...

Wow definitely worth the wait a beautiful card, thanks for sharing and I think it beats any chocolate egg!

Chrissy said...

Stunning creation Dena...really beautiful. I love the yellow and all the details....beautiful.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Maria Therese said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous!!
Love the colors and it's truly a spring card!
My not yet 2 year old saw this card on the screen and pointed and said beautiful (in norwegian ofcourse)

cebelica said...

Absolutely stunning!

Julie said...

This is stunning, Dena!! Love the egg shape and the mini Tildas are perfect!! Awesome colouring and all those lush embelllies - wow!! Hope you're keeping well, loadsa love Juliexx

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Dena, this is stunning hunny, love it, bet your cousin will too, have a lovely weekend hun, hugs Liz xx

arjette said...

Wwooowwww that's ssooooooo gorgeous!!!! That's really the work of an artist, you've done soooo great, it's beautifull!!!!!

gr. arjette.

Kylie said...

Oh wow Dena! This is just gorgeous. What a fantastic combo of stamps. It really does look like a sugared egg! Amazing.
Hugs
Kylie xx

CraftyC said...

Wow Mina, this is just the sweetest. Love the colours and beautifully embellished!
Clairex

Judi said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL work Dena! Love it!

Judi x

Crafteezee said...

Stunningly beautiful Dena, the design is fabulous and your Grandma would be proud soooooo very of you. Love the idea and I must get some of those mini's. Have a great weekend. Hugs Tracy x

kelly said...

Stunning card Dena love it.Love the layout and card shape.

jules said...

oh wow this is just stunning!!!!!!

Angela said...

So adorable, Dena! Love the shape of your easel card and that sweet mini Tilda peeking out from inside! CUTE!!! And beautiful coloring!! :) hugs, Angela

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi wowed so different and out the box this one should be published ! It really is gorgeous. Aw your gran would be so proud ! Thanks for the inspiration. Kitty :D

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

What an idea your egg on this easel card. Fabulous. A beautiful card Dena.
Gr. Marja

Debbie Pamment said...

OH MY WORD!!!! Actually I have no words - WOW just isn't enough!!!! Divine Miss Dena strikes again!
xXx

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh wow Dena. This is breathtaking my dear friend. Gorgeous in everyway. Hugs xo Jackie

Pink Lady68 said...

Wow, such a stunning card Dena!!
Absolutely love everything about it!!!!
Gorgeous layout..sooo many fabulous details:-)

Hugs Laila.

Maria said...

Wowsers Dena! This is absolutely stunning! Love your creative layout and how you've combined the different images together. Your colouring is fantastic. Hugs, Maria

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Dena, Very cute and I also remember the sugar eggs and I also did them growing up. It's so wonderful that you have all of those fond memories of your grandma..
Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious Highlights Challenge blog.
hugs, Janiel

charlene said...

Dena this is just precious...what a great memory to have of your grandma...you have done her proud !

Awesome coloring and great detail as always.
Hugs

Corinne said...

Dena, your card is absolutely stunning...love the spring time colors. Gorgeous!
Hugs~
Corinne

papirdilla said...

Oh, wooooow!! This is stunning, Dena! What a fantastic creation! Love it:) The minis are so cute, and your coloring is fabulous. So many beautiful details. You really did a great job on this one, Dena.
Hugs to you,
Hanne

Pam S. said...

We used to be able to buy the sugar eggs at a bakery in the city I grew up in... so cool. All kinds of shapes were really popular for showers, I remember baby shoes and umbrellas and bridal shoes... so gorgeous! We used to save them! lol You've done a gorgeous job of creating Dena! Love it! Fun walking down memory lane! : )
Pam Going Postal

Hanna said...

Oh my godness, this is way cuter than any sugared egg I've ever seen, and I love sugared eggs!
So beautiful, Dena! A fun, inspiring easter project! LOVE IT!
Such a great way to use those little minis too, AWESOME IDEA!

hugs,
Hanna

Autumn Mist said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I keep staring at it, as there's so much to it. I know what you mean though, as I lost my own dear mum about five years ago. I've decided all the cards I make this year are for her.

Renkata said...

wow dena this is so creative Egg Easel card simply amazing.

Linda Palmer said...

WOW!! This is stunning. I love everything about this beautiful design.

Stampin Mindy said...

WOW Dena!!!!!

This is truly a MASTERPIECE!!! Everything is perfect and beautiful. I wish you tons of luck at the Magnolia-licious contest. ;)

Hugs, Mindy

Christina C. said...

Wow....this is a true work of art and labor of love!!!! Such artistry!
Soooooo gorgeous!

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness...all I can say is
just GORGEOUS...LOVE it
hugs from Texas....Linda

Louise said...

OMG!! OMG!! OMG!! OMG!!
THIS IS BEYOND BEAUTIFUL Dena! Totally LOVING this! Those minis are just rocking and you have used your magical coloring skills to turn this into somewhat of a fairytale! AMAZING! Can hardly belive what my eyes are seeing. The cutest thang ever ;) STUNNING! Adore that eggshape :)

Beautiful! HUGS ♥

Tanya said...

Oh Dena this is stunning! I love everything about it. I have always loved those sugar eggs and yours is pure magic.

MichelleMyBelle said...

This is beautiful!! you create wonderful cards. Love your work

Riet said...

So beautiful card Dena,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

dolcreations said...

I too have wonderful memories of my grandmother. I am so glad that she taught me how to do so many different things....knitting, crochet and cooking! Your grandma would be soooo proud of you and you would have touched her heart with your beautiful creations. I know your creations touch me! Beautiful card Dena!

Astrid said...

Wow Dena, Gorgeous this card, and the colours wow.
Hugs Astrid

Molecraft said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love everything about it, design colours, images, just gorgeous!
Helen x

Tracy said...

Dena,
This is a stunning card, absolutely beautiful.

Marlies said...

Dena, what a gorgeous Easter card!! love everything about it!! Your grandma would be very, very proud of you.
hugs, Marlies

Yvonne's cardcorner said...

Wow, Dena don't know what to say! This is so beautiful!!!
hugs Yvonne

yvon said...

Absolut stunning creation. So gorgeous.
Hugs, Yvon

cardmaking bird said...

Oh My!!! Wow!!! This is WONDERFUL! Hugs, Marie xxx

karen said...

what a beautiful card! very creative design. the colors are just perfect.

debbies said...

Aaah Dena what a wonderful creation and the story behind it. Reading it made me think of the wonderful Easter celebrations I had with my own grandmother. Her deviled eggs were awesome and I carry on her recipe to this day. My kids won't eat any eggs but mine. HUGS

Corine van der Zee said...

Gorgeousss, love the way you did the easel-egg shape and lovely colors blue and yellow.

Hugs, Corine

Barb F said...

your card is just too cute! Great coloring!

Teri said...

Oh Dena!! Gorgeous is not a good enough word to describe this!!! It is just the best!!! And I love those sugar eggs!!! I will just say that great minds think alike... (yours is much greater than mine!! heehheeee!!) I'll have my project up soon!!! Thanks for all the sweet comments you leave on my blog!! They mean the world coming from someone like you!!!
Hugs,
Teri

Elaine said...

Awesome Dena!!
So beautiful and detailed, and a stunning creation to treasure.
I miss my Nana so much, she died when I was 12 ( and I'll be 47 this year) but my happiest childhood memories are of the time I spent with my gentle and dear Nana, she really was a very sweet lady.

Love & hugs
Elaine xx

Sassylassy said...

Wow sweetie your card is fabulous!!!! What a great idea. I bet your going to start a huge wave with this master piece everybody and their Grandmaw is going to want to make one. I for one will add this on my to do list which is like a mile long. lol
You totally Rocked it!!!! Awesome job!
Hugs Bonnie

Juls said...

this is just sooooo gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

ellabella said...

Stunning card...ohhhh my...how you do that? Your cards are always a dream! Love it! Janine

lil-paper-pixie said...

Oh wow Dena, this is just amazing, I love it, so much detail, so much work!!! TFS

Hugs

Sarah

Saxo Stamper said...

Oh wow, this is truly gorgeous, what a wonderful job

K x

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Dena, this card is sooo sweet! Love the sketch and style. What a fab idea! Beautiful colouring as always. Pretty lace! Love all those mini Mag's. Adorable!

xoxo,
Lori

Tammi said...

Hugs Dena! This is the sweetest! Love your egg design, this is perfect in every way...looovvvee it!

Alyna said...

hi
its one of the most beautiful cards dat i have seen. everything abt it is awsome. the colors the images the coloring and all. really shows ur efforts.
hugs
Alyna

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hey there Dena. So sorry I haven't been by. I've been away and I am away again! I just HAD to stop by and leave a comment on this card though. It is SUPREME! STUNNING! Hugs, Lesley

jules said...

CONGRATS to you Dena!!!!!!!! im so glad i voted now, bet your so pleased?!!!!

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