Saturday 30 March 2013

Me a Guest Designer for a Magnolia DT!!!

Wow can you believe that post title !! I've read it a hundred times and I still can't believe it! But yes it's true - I'm a Guest Designer for a Magnolia Design Team!

Look I even have the badge to prove it!!

This little beauty will be taking pride of place at the top of my sidebar after today, probably staying there FOREVER!!
My Tilda Christmas card that I made just for fun a few weeks ago was chosen in the top 3 at 
and it also came with a Guest Designer spot which I will be eternally grateful for lol
The theme for this challenge is

Magnolia Christmas 
Without Tilda or Edwin 

and this little Santa was my favourite in its release,
 goodness knows how many years ago now!!

It's been easy making Christmas cards with this crazy weather, not a lot of motivation needed other than the snow out the window.
The papers are Carta Bella and the sentiment stamp, flower and mistletoe dies are all from Magnolia. I stuck a few beads on the mistletoe to make it more dimensional and I'm pleased with how it came out.  I cut Santa out and mounted him on glue gel so he sits quite 'high' on the card, at first I masked him on the bench but I didn't like that as much.

I hope you will pop over to the Time For Magnolia blog to see the beautiful cards created by the DT and I would like to thank them for letting me GD for this challenge.

That's it from me, I'm working today and all weekend but I have a post scheduled for Monday as its the 1st of a new month already!! Enjoy your Easter weekend and don't forget to put your clocks forward tonight.

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Tilda's Town - Christmas
Midweek Magnolia's - Favourite Stamp
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Pearls and Lace


cebelica said...

Congrats to you! :D
The card you made is very beautiful! Hugs! xx

Janice said...

This is a dream come true for you Laurie. Bet you are grinning ear to ear about this. Huge well done from me, and so deserved recognition for your lovely lovely cards. Clearly you will be on such a high about this, you won't need Easter Eggs this year - you have my address as I hate waste! Jx PS This one is a beauty too, obviously.

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Laurie, and I'm not surprised you're their guest I love your cards ~ Well deserved
Have a great weekend
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah thats sooo good, Congratulations on the Guest DT Post, I can see you dancing about when you heard the news. Love this card its so cute, what a sweetie, Hope you have a great weekend, Love Hazelxo

Jayne A said...

Congratulations Laurie and well deserved. Your card is fabulous.

SD pooja said...

Congratulations on your DT post ! Beautiful christmas card !

Sue said...

BIG congrats on your GDT spot Laurie, I am so pleased for you.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the image, beautiful papers and fabulous detailing.
Hugs Sue xx

Margreet said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Laurie, you so deserve it!
This card is another gorgeous your colouring and details!

Sue B said...

Whoop Whoop!!! Yay!! Ooh I'm SO happy for you Laurie… I know how much this means to you!! Huge Congrats on your GDT Spot with Time for Magnolia!!!
Wow! and what a gorgeous card this is… I love the wonderful Santa - he's adorable and you've coloured him to perfection…love how you've 3D'd him - he looks just perfect on that bench! and the papers and embellishments are mega scrummy!! Love the poinsettia and the mistletoe… and the sentiment… and the ribbon… ooh I just love it all - it's a corker of a card !!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend hun!
Hope the sun is shining for you! :-))
Love Sue xx

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your guest designer spot. No wonder you are thrilled.
Your card is gorgeous Laurie and I love the design and lovely papers.
Hugs Sharon. x

Lisa Jane said...

Wowee - you kept that quiet Mrs!! and a very well deserved place.. this card is gorgeous ... how cheery is that Santa and Fab Poinsettia .
Hope you havent been working too hard. Wish i was popping by for Fish and Chips lol
Happy Easter my dear friend
Lisa x

Claire said...

That's just brilliant Laurie - well done hun and no wonder you are so chuffed. This is a fabulous card, great image. Have a lovely weekend hun. Hugs, Claire x

Jane said...

Woo hoo congratulations - great card!

Kathleen said...

OOOOOOO, get you, do we have to pay to talk to you now???!!"
Fabulous card, great Santa and he has a face which is brilliant, love the trad. colours and all the embellishments.
To be honest, I am surprised that you are not on more DT's.
Well done.

Kath x

Mary J said...

Beautifully coloured, Laurie! And I love the poinsettia and sweet lace!

Wendy said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Laurie, so pleased for you...your card is absolutely gorgeous as always.
Hugs Wendy xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Laurie,
Congrats on the DT spot, and what a fabulous card.
Avril xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable Christmas card.

Christine L said...

Congrats to you... and well done!! Well deserved also may I say... that card is fabulous and as always, your colouring and design are second to none!

Hope you're not TOO cold working over Easter!

Big Hugs
Christine x

Penni said...

I love this stamp - he really is a fabulous Santa! I like how you've used the pearls on the mistletoe die cut, it really sets it off perfectly.
Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Midweek Magnolias.

Mandy said...

Love your gorgeous card Laurie, that is the cutest Maggie Santa in my opinion and your colouring is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Riet Kamstra said...

Gorgeous card Laurie and I love the Christmas foliage you used. Thanks for joining us @ Tilda's Town this week.

Gro said...

Beautiful Christmascard. Love that santa.
Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town.

Gro :o)

Delphine said...

So gorgeous! I love your colours and design! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town and good luck! Delphine xx

Judith said...

Wow - just been catching up and caught this one! - A magnolia DT card at last - so happy for you Laurie hugs judith x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Congrats on your gdt spot your card is absolutely adorable, love those rich reds and the image is lovely
Lindsay xx