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,


  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 ♥

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

  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:-)

  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

  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.

  6. Beautiful card. Pretty papers and embellishments.

  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

  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.

  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.

  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

  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

  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!

  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)

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

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

  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 die for. As well as the patterned papers..*sigh*


  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.

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

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

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

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

  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

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

  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

  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

  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!

  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

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

  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

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


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