26 September 2010

Flowers and lace for MDUC #65

Hi there! It is a long weekend here in Canberra this week - yay! Gotta love that. I think we will be spending the day out in the garden today though, after a long winter there is quite a big of weeding and tidying up to be done.

This week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we have a nice easy challenge for you - Flowers and Lace. I had some beautiful chocolate lace from Websters Pages arrive in the mail this week which I had to use. I also inked up my recently acquired Right Through your Heart Tilda - isn't she lovely?

The cardstock that I used to colour her on is something very new to me. I normally use Xpress it Blending card, but this is Cryogen Irridescent White - and WOW - what a fantastic alternative to the Xpress It. Like the Xpress It, the Cryogen is a dream to blend on although this is my first time using it, but what is unique is the shimmery finish to the paper. I tried to get a good photo of this to show you but this is the best I could come up with:


Pretty cool hey? I love it. But guess what? It is not available here in Australia! Of course. Sigh. So if you want any, expect to pay hefty postage to get some out here. I have a small stash of this awesome cardstock which I will be saving for special occassions :o) (Thanks so much Claudia). I still LOVE the Xpress It Blending card of course, I just think that the Cryogen is also a really nice paper alternative.

Ingredients for this card are:

Copic colours: E 0000, 000, 00, 11, 13, 41, 43, 44, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, R 000, 00, 20, 22
Stamps: Magnolia: Right Through your Heart Tilda, SU Tiny Tags
Papers: Websters mini Pages, Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society, SU Cardstock - Kraft and Choc Chip, Cryogen Irridescent White
Embellishments: Websters Lace, Velvet ribbon, Silver heart charm, Flowers and Pin (Wild Orchard Crafts), Paper Heart Doily and Flourish with a Bling (Tickled Pink Stamps), Stickles Diamond,
Other: Magnolia Doo Hickeys Swedish Lace (Tickled Pink Stamps), Concentric Hearts Cuttlebug Die, Cuttlebug, Sewing Machine, Tag punch,

31 comments:

  1. She's gorgeous Kylie, that shimmery paper is yummy! As is your choccie lace!
    Hope you have a great weekend in the garden... yay, Spring has arrived! I am loving the sunshine and so is my vegie garden!! Enjoy ♥

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  2. lush lush lush!! you girlies are sure going to keep me on my toes!!!
    love Debbie xxx

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  3. OMGOSH Blondie that Shimmery paper is GORGEOUS!!! I love your Tilda she is very beautiful!! Love the Yummy Choc Lace too - WOW I love it, Love it, Love it:-) Your papers are divine, and I love your flower arrangement with the heart charm too - gorgeous stuff:-)
    Cuddles
    Karen
    xxxx

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  4. Beautiful! Love that shimmery paper! Pretty cool, didn't know it looked like that. Might have to pick me up a pack and try it out!!
    Love your coloring, its always so nice!

    Tracy Valure

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  5. This is beautiful. I don't think I have ever seen such a wonderful photo of the shimmer on this paper. I wonder if you can use colored pencils with it? I love this card.

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  6. Beautiful card. Pretty papers and embellishments.

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  7. hmmm I received a bunch of Cryogen too. I think I need to play with it again. :) Well I don't think colouring one image would be considered playing heehehe. Gorgeous as per usual... hugs xxooo

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  8. Absolutely beautiful card, love the choccy lace and those DP's. The cryogen looks fabulous, oh oh there goes the bank account .....again lol.
    hugs

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  9. Love the colors you used on Tilda, and the flower arrangement is beautiful. I'm really impressed with the shimmery paper. I bet it looks fab in person.
    Sue S.

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  10. Kylie this is such a pretty card! I love the Cryogen paper and use it exclusively! But I've recieved a gift of the Xpress It and have given it a try. It blends well too. I love all the special touches on your card. The chocolate lace is scumptious and the heart and doily tucked in behind is a beautiful touch! The flowers are the perfect target for Tildas arrow. You've made another sensational card...hugs...Barb

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  11. O Kylie this is gorgeous!!! I lov ethe Cryogen paper too. Its gorgeous to use! Love all the different elements on your card..the flowers and the chocolate are stunning!
    Hugs Leonie

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  12. LOVE the shimmer on the paper - wish I'd know about this card while I was away - could have stocked up for us all - LOL.
    As always your card is just STUNNING! LOVE it!
    xXx

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  13. Oh My! What a beautiful card. Your work is awesome. Especially your colouring. Your floral paper, chocolate lace and velvet ribbon are wonderful.
    Great close up picture of the cryogen paper - I love it too :o)
    Hugs~

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  14. What a gorgeous card! Love that cryogen paper, how shimmery is it!! I'll have to get some for myself :P

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  15. WOW WOW WOW!!! Blondie you are too amazing!! Absolutly stunning work!
    Kristy xx

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  16. Hi Kylie :)

    I almost couldn´t believe my eyes when they first rested watching this card! This is jaw dropping beautiful Kylie :) And I totally adore the shimmer :) The heart and the lace is....to die for. As well as the patterned papers..*sigh*

    Hugs!

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  17. wowowowow ooooo wowowow I can't stop my self, Kylie, you have created such a delightful card .
    The paper is amazing I just can't missed.

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  18. Your card is so..soooo beautiful!!!
    Lovely colours and your flowers are amazing.
    Hugs Anne

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  19. Beautiful card! Coloring so pretty on the Cryogen paper! Terrific work Kylie!

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  20. It's gorgeous! And that Cryogen paper... Love it!
    Hugs
    Cordine

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  21. Wowww Kylie a gorgeous card as usual!! What a great finish of the image!
    Hugs Kristel

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  22. Kylie, Your card is soooooo BEAUTIFUL!!! I love all of the details!!! COlors are FAB!!

    I love the Cryogen paper. It is what I used 95% of the time.
    hugs, Janiel

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  23. Kylie, your card is absolutely phenomenal. Tilda is colored to perfection and you did a magnificent job showcasing her. Gorgeous embellishments!!

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  24. This is gorgeous, Kylie! Beautiful coloring and I love your design and layers! Love all your lovely embellishments too! I use the Cryogen paper too and LOVE it! I just ordered the xpress paper - can't wait to give it a try! hugs, Angela

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  25. WOW!!!! This is stunning hun, absolute perfection!!! I have those Webster's pages and can't bring myself to cut into them but you're maybe tempting me too LOL and now I need that shimmery copic paper - NOW!! hugs, Jane xxx

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  26. Thank you so much...this is the first time I have been able to really see that paper and now I "need" it ;)
    Gorgeous card! She is stunming and your background is beautiful!

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  27. One word, "WOW". You definitely have a "designer's" eye. I can see the workmanship in your beautifully detailed cards. I will be looking into the Cryogen Irridescent White paper, for sure! Thanks for always inspiring!
    Blessings to you~
    Leslie Avila

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  28. OH Wow, this is simply stunning Kylie. Your colouring is flawless and that paper WOW.. Your embellishments are amazing too. Hugs Jackie

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  29. Holy crap, that paper is AWESOME!! I completely thought you glimmer misted your image. I think you should start an online store selling it to us poor little aussies! I am totally in love with your card, the image, and colours and papers and flowers, everything is gorgeous, stunning, amazing... can you tell I am in love with your card :D

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  30. So very pretty. Haven't see this image for a while. Glad to see your creation Kylie. This card is awesome :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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