08 November 2010

Edwin gets beady for Just Magnolia

Hi everyone! I bet you thought I'd lost my Magnolia stamps hey? hehehe - Never!

I am soooo into the Christmas spirit already - and it is only just November! Woohoo! Last year I was struggling to get all of my Christmas cards done in time but this year I've started early...but then... I also need a heap more too, hehehe. And a little teaser...I'm also feeling a bit like sharing the Christmas spirit around... so keep an eye out for a little bit of candy **coming soon**!

This cute little Edwin was a part of the Fall Stamp Club, isn't he adorable? I thought I'd give my new Cricut a bit of a test drive and created this scalloped circle easel card. It was so fast and easy! I used to trace a circle and cut it out by hand, then to hide my dodgy scissor work get out my distressing tool, lol, but none of that anymore!

The challenge this week at Just Magnolia is "Anything Goes" with the option to use beads. I raided my bead collection and found a hat pin waiting to be decorated, so that is my beaded element.




The flowers are cut with the new Magnolia Doo Hickeys out for Christmas with some vellum. I was a bit surprised how well they turned out. I then sponged the edges with some distress ink and pinned them together with brads. Overall I guess the card is a bit simpler than my usual cards, but I stopped myself from going too far so Edwin could shine :) The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is Gently Does It (use Vellum/Partchment or Tissue paper).

Ingredients for this card are:

Stamps: All Magnolia - Santa Edwin, Merry Christmas Sentiment, Snowflakes - all from the Merry Christmas 2010 Collection, Silent Night background - Santa Collection 2008
Papers: Kaiserkraft - Tis the Season
Embellishments: Gold ribbon, gold bell, hat pin and beads.
Other: Magnolia Doo Hickeys, Whiff of Joy die, Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Cricut

34 comments:

  1. Too cute Kylie! Love little Edwin. Isn't having a Cricut great fun! Saves buying lots of paper punches too lol. Enjoy *hugz*

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  2. wow this is gorgeous I love this Edwin too x

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  3. Kylie Kylie Kylie - I really don't think you can get any better - but you keep proving me wrong!!! Awesome job! LOVE the vellum poinsettia's - may "borrow' that idea!
    xXx

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  4. Awesome job on your colouring, just LOVE this card, and the shape is really nice

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  5. Kylie, Beautiful work. I love how you sat Edwin on the cutout. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!
    rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,
    Madge

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  6. Gorgeous Edwin card. Lovely musical background and fun circle shape card :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  7. Beautiful card!! Love your coloring and the DP that you used. TFS!!

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  8. A gorgeous card Kylie! Looks really wonderful!
    Hugs Kristel

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  9. A superb Christmas card ! Love it !
    xxx

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  10. Hi Kylie,

    WOW your flowers look amazing! The metallic brads really look great in the centre. Love the bell - so cute!

    Sharon x

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  11. wooohooo it arrived! And what a stunning creation. Love the simplicity and those flowers are definitely gorgeous. hugs xxooo

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  12. wow what a pretty card.Great job:}

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  13. Wow, Kylie! This is just adorable and so very gorgeous also! I love how you offset the circle on the top part of the card. Your colors are so rich and your embellies are just gorgeous! Beautiful work...hugs...Barb

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  14. Very cute! Love the colors and your poinsettia's are beautiful. Love the card.
    Hugs~
    Corinne

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  15. I better start using those Magnolia stamps too, haven't touched them in a long time! Your circle easel card is beautiful! Love the bronze organza ribbon and the matching pin. Gorgeous!
    Love,
    Chelsea

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  16. Hi Kylie, your card is so pretty. I have a cricut too but haven't used it to make shaped easel cards. Which cartridge did you use? Also you must've used the Design Studio or the gypsy, correct?

    Hugs,

    Jackie

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  17. What a great card. The little jingle bell is just the right touch for this cheerful Edwin scene.
    Enjoy your Cricut, it's addictive!
    Sue S.

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  18. Beautiful card! Love the shape and your coloring is awesome!
    hugs, Sharon

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  19. isnt he just adorable kylie. hewas the first one I inked up from the kit. xxxlove your easel xxx
    love debbie xxx

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  20. Such a darling easel card, Kylie! Edwin is colored beautifully & looks so cute sitting there checking his list.
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  21. Hi Kylie,
    Your card is wonderful!!!
    Love all the pretty cut out circles. Your colouring is fantastic.
    Your design using so many Magnolia Stamps is wonderful - love Edwin in the offside circle and those flowers are awesome!!!
    Hugs, Candy

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  22. It's absolutely gorgeous!
    Hugs
    Cordine

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  23. So wonderful card Kylie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  24. this i gorgeous Kylie!! I lvoe the simple DP and your stunning flowers - they're gorgeous! Unfortunately I still have to hide my dodgy cutting! ♥

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  25. Hi Kylie!
    I love your little Easel card. You have done a super job of the Poinsettia's using the Magnolia Doo Dickeys. Nice idea using vellum too. Edwin is colored beautifully.
    Hugs Maz

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  26. Kylie you test drove your cricut to perfection with this cute little card. Awesome job love your coloring and the papers you have used.
    Hugs

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  27. Stunning card Kylie - what an inspiration you are!! You keep setting the bar higher and higher with every new creation!!
    Hugs,
    Deb T.

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  28. hi, great card...

    Thanks for the comment in my blog. Have just dismantled an ordinary tea box and attached patterpaper on it, cut a hole for the tea bags and glued it all together again =) Really Simple

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  29. This is SO pretty! I love the rich red, the coloring...everything in fact! Beautiful!

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  30. This card with Edwin soooo quit, and you'r coloring is beautiful as always!
    Hugs

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  31. Oooooh, this is wonderful!! LOVE the sentiment and snowflaked border, the colours together are fantastic, the poinsettias, the bell, the the the the, everything!! Just gabulous!!! Gabulous?? Well, okay, GABulous!!!
    hugs, stephanne

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  32. Kylie,
    I don't know what else to say but.....BEAUTIFUL! I love coming to browse your blog. You inspire me!
    Blessings to you,
    Leslie Avila

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  33. Amazing, Kylie! Love the shape of your card and all the gorgeous embellies! Awesome color combo - live the rich red on Edwin's dress! And your coloring is fantastic - as always!!!
    Hugs,
    Silvie
    xx

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  34. OMG my jaw is on the floor. Oh I love your wonderful design chick. And the colours you used are so lovely. Thank you for joining us this week over at the JM challenge, Hugs, Dawny xxx

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